Chief Executive Officer, STAQ
JAMES CURRAN has 15 years of digital media experience spanning from all ends of the landscape, holding positions in product, inventory, business development and sales from SaaS to Agency business. He led various products at Advertising.com during its explosive growth stage and acquisition by AOL in 2004 for $485 million. After Advertising.com, James spent four years at Lotame Solutions, leading the product development and the start of its SaaS based, Data Management Platform, currently their flagship business.
Always having the entrepreneurial bug, James has built successful media and software businesses throughout his career. With passion for technology set on overdrive, James never tires of the wild west nature of the technology industry.
Chief Executive Officer, SameGrain
As an early pioneer of the Internet, ANNE BALDUZZI has over 25 years of online expertise. Her background includes marketing and product development roles at Apple, AOL (when it was a small start-up), and Viewtron, the first consumer online service in North America. After working in Silicon Valley and launching Apple’s first online service, she returned to the East Coast and founded Accelerate Partners, where she mentored and advised a wide range of early stage and established technology companies and spoke on technology trends. Anne is currently the Founder of SameGrain, an award winning “privacy first” social discovery start-up located in Baltimore’s ETC (Emerging Technology Centers) incubator.
Chief Executive Officer, ZeroFox
JAMES C. FOSTER is the Founder and CEO of ZeroFOX. Foster is an industry veteran and a world-renowned thought leader on cyber security. He’s published over a dozen books, holds patents, has spoken on Capitol Hill about the increase in international cyber threats, and is a recognized keynote speaker. In 2006, Foster founded the cyber security firm, Ciphent. Ciphent grew to almost 100 employees with 1000 customers by 2010 when it was acquired by Accuvant. With a three year growth rate of 8900+%, Ciphent was recognized as the #16th Fastest Growing Private Company in the US and #1 in Maryland by Inc. Magazine. As Chairman of the Advisory Board and SVP while at Accuvant, Foster led the successful acquisition of V3rity while the company achieved 50% year-over-year growth in 2011 with revenues in excess of $325M. Additionally, Foster has had the privilege of working with several other high growth cyber security organizations such as Booz Allen and Hamilton and Computer Sciences Corporation, and executing on exit strategies for Foundstone (acquired by McAfee for $86M), Guardent (acquired by Verisign $135M), and Information Security Magazine (acquired by Tech Target Media for an unpublicized amount). Foster started his career as a civilian in the United States Navy in Annapolis, Maryland. In 2005, Foster became a Fellow from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Capitol College.