Morning Keynote Speaker


Tom Noonan, Partner, TechOperators
General Manager, Energy Wise Solutions, Cisco Systems

Tom Noonan

Tom Noonan is General Manager of Energywise Solutions for Cisco Systems. Noonan was most recently Chairman and CEO of JouleX, an innovative energy management company he co-founded in 2010 that was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2013. Noonan is also an active venture capitalist through his venture firm, Techoperators LLC where he is a founding partner. Prior to founding JouleX, Noonan was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Internet Security Systems, Inc., (ISS) which was acquired by IBM in 2006. Noonan co-founded ISS in 1995 and pioneered the industry’s first automated intrusion and vulnerability detection systems.

Noonan holds a mechanical engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a business degree from Harvard University. He serves on the White House National Infrastructure Advisory Council and on the board of directors for Woodruff Arts Center, Georgia Tech Foundation, Georgia Tech Athletic Association, Georgia Research Alliance, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Manhattan Associates, a publicly traded global provider of Supply Chain Management solutions. Noonan is also an active seed stage investor and advises numerous founders on the development and growth of early stage enterprises. He is an active philanthropist through the work of the Thomas E. Noonan Family foundation which supports education, environmental and healthcare causes locally and nationally.


Panel and Lunch to Follow


Afternoon Keynote Speaker


Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity
National Protection and Programs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security

Phyllis Schneck

Dr. Phyllis Schneck serves as the Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). She is the chief cybersecurity official for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and supports its mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure.

Schneck came to DHS from McAfee, Inc., where she was Chief Technology Officer for Global Public Sector. Schneck served eight years as chairman of the National Board of Directors of the FBI’s InfraGard program and founding president of InfraGard Atlanta.

Before joining McAfee, Schneck was vice president of Research Integration for Secure Computing, where she conceived and built the early intelligence practice into a full Beta program for data as a service. Prior, Schneck was the vice president Enterprise Services for eCommSecurity. Prior to that, she served as vice president of Corporate Strategy for SecureWorks, Inc., and was founder and chief executive officer of Avalon Communications, a provider of real-time security technology, since acquired by SecureWorks, Inc.

Schneck received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.


Birds of a Feather and Poster Sessions to Follow

Location and Time

GTRI Conference Center
250 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

October 28th, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Continental breakfast starting at 8:30 AM