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Edward J Eames

Edward J. Eames

Executive Vice President of Business Operations, F5

Julian Eames has served as Executive Vice President of Business Operations at F5 Networks since January 2001. From October 2000 to January 2001, he served as Vice President of Professional Services for F5.
Prior to joining the company, Eames was Vice President of e-Business Services for IBM. From June 1992 to September 1999, Eames served as the European Services Director and the Worldwide Vice President of Customer Service for Sequent Computer Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of high-end open systems, which was sold to IBM in September 1999. From November 1987 to June 1992, he was Regional Service Manager in the United Kingdom for Sun Microsystems.

Eames holds a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies from Bristol Polytechnic, and in 1994 he completed the Senior Executive Program at the London Business School.

Manu Bonnassie

Manu Bonnassie

Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, F5

Based in Singapore, Emmanuel is responsible for growing the F5 business across 14 countries in the region. Emmanuel has more than 13 years of experience in the information technology market. Prior to this role, Manu was the Vice President of Sales for Northern and Eastern Europe. Before joining F5, Manu was the Regional Director and General Manager of Emerging Markets at Brocade in EMEA. He has also held various positions in the United States with QLogic and Dell.
Emmanuel holds a Master of Business Administration from the New York Institute of Technology in the United States and engineering degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, US and ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, France.


Shashi Kiran

Senior Director, Market Management for Data Center, Cloud and Open Networking, Cisco

Shashi Kiran is the worldwide marketing leader for Cisco’s multi-billion dollar Data center and Cloud Networking portfolio. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the Internetworking industry with a variety of roles high performance teams encompassing product line management, marketing and sales engineering for Enterprise and Service Provider deployments.
His domain expertise is in the areas of Cloud, Internetworking, security, application delivery and high performance computing solutions. Shashi’s current focus is scaling Cisco’s SDN solutions for Enterprise and cloud deployments and building an open ecosystem and solution approach. He previously led marketing for Cisco’s ~$13 billion Enterprise and DC switching, Access and WAN routing and Integrated services.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and an MBA in Marketing, along with executive leadership stints at Harvard and Stanford Universities. He dabbles in security topics and is a CISSP. Shashi lives in San Jose, CA with his wife and two daughters.


Kevin Shaw

Head of Security, Foxtel

Kevin Shaw is an 18 year security industry veteran, with a strong background in establishing and running security teams on a local, regional, and global basis. He is currently the Head of Security at Foxtel where he has worked for the past 6 years. Prior to that Kevin has had a number of roles including, Global Security Manager at Worley Parsons, Director of KPMG’s national security practice, and Asia Pacific Regional leader of Deloitte’s Security Services group.
Kevin is an active member of professional associations, and a co-founder of Australian Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals where he served as Vice President, and later President.
His approach to security has three principles: make security a part regular business routines so that the business can say “yes!” to new opportunities; embrace change don’t resist it; and you shouldn’t need to bypass security to get your work done.
Kevin has presented frequently for local and regional information security organizations, as well as larger information security conferences, and he has been cited in articles in CSO Online, ZDNet, Crikey, ComputerWorld, MIS Australia, IT News, and The Age.