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Brett Kelsey

VP & Chief Technology Officer, Americas, Intel Security
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About Brett Kelsey

Brett Kelsey is the VP and Chief Technology Officer for the Americas for Intel Security. In this role, he has leveraged his business and practice development, technical expertise, and innovative thought leadership to evangelize Intel Security's go-to-market strategy across key customer segments in the Americas; drive strategic customer engagements; and provide customer feedback to product engineering to help shape the direction of our technology.

Mr. Kelsey is a well-respected executive in the information technology field with a successful career spanning more than 25 years. An internationally recognized expert, he is renowned for his exceptional ability to conceptualize, develop, and implement technology strategies for government and private-sector clients across the healthcare, financial, education, telecommunications, and power industries. He offers in-depth knowledge of information security practices, including complying with state, federal, and industry regulations, standards, and laws such as HIPAA, ISO, NIST, ITIL, CoBIT, Sarbanes Oxley, and GLBA. Additionally, he has served as Chief Security Officer in several government departments and financial organizations.

While serving as CSO, he led the corporate security program, which is focused on ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of critical information and computing assets, as well as managing risk to enable positive growth for the company's business. Brett also oversaw security in development practices, research in critical infrastructure assurance, electronic discovery, physical security, and internet security research.

Prior to joining McAfee Inc., Mr. Kelsey was the VP of dervice felivery for NWN Corp. by way of the acquisition of Western Blue Corp. At NWN, he led a team of over 75 technical consultants focused on delivering complex IT solutions in information security, cloud & data center computing, virtualization, end-point management, network infrastructure, and IT application modernization.

In addition, Brett was a founding partner and principal security consultant with S3 Group and managing principal at Lucent Professional Services (formerly International Network Services) where he led numerous Fortune 500 client engagements providing comprehensive security solutions encompassing risk and vulnerability identification, risk assessment and mitigation, and security program development incorporating infrastructure recommendations, policies, procedures, and processes to protect critical information, systems, and assets.

Mr. Kelsey has been called upon as an expert high-tech crime witness and certified computer forensics investigator examiner in numerous high-profile computer hacker arrests and convictions. He has served as a member of the Cisco Systems Technical Leadership Council, the McAfee Partner Advisory Council, the Microsoft Security Advisory Council, the Computer Security Institute (CSI), the Information Systems Security Association, InfraGard, the Information Systems Audit & Control Association, and the Project Management Institute.

In addition to extensive professional development and technical training, Mr. Kelsey holds certifications as both a certified Information Security Systems Professional and Certified Information Security Auditor.

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