About the Speaker
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    Jeff Wheat
    Director, Solutions Engineering, @RISK Technologies, Inc.

    Jeff is the Director of Solutions Engineering at @RISK Technologies as a Technical Director sitting at the nexus of Sales, Deployment, Operations, and Product Development. Interacting directly with customer C-Suite and Technical Staff to drive sales, customer satisfaction, and innovation back into the platform. Jeff provides operational and cybersecurity analytical guidance, both externally and internally. He is a national security leadership professional and data scientist with hands-on leadership, technical and systems engineering background in Security Operations Center (SOC) design and management, big data architectures, large scale multi-million dollar project management, big data analysis, cyber analysis, network architecture, network security, wireless technologies, telecom and software development.

    As a Vice President he organized and led a global deployment organization in the Telco industry. Jeff has provided strategic planning and execution in a number of his leadership roles. He also has extensive and recent hands-on experience in IBM platforms (QRadar, Netezza, Connections, IBM Content Analytics, Cognos) and holds a number of certifications in Big Data.

    Jeff was recently Director of Cyber Operations worldwide for Qualitest, managing and building cybersecurity services to support QualiTest's Application and Cyber testing. He drove global development supporting onsite, near shore, and offshore testing in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In that role he was on contract acting as the Sr. Security Strategist at the world’s largest beverage company’s Next Generation SOC in Bangalore, India. He was in charge of technical and operational leadership, recruitment and hiring of key personnel, as well as guiding the automation and threat analytics team. Recently, he provided both architectural and operational consulting to multiple large health care organizations in both the advancement of the SOC through data analytics and optimization of SIEM platforms, as well as the development of threat intelligence cells to provide proactive (Shift Left) response to pending threats.