Tech Leaders Talk 2019 Trends in Cybersecurity


ATLANTA—January 30, 2019 – In partnership with TechOperators and Georgia Tech Research Institute, The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta will host its annual cybersecurity event on Wednesday, February 13, from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at GTRI.

2019 Trends in Cybersecurity will look back at cybersecurity lessons learned in 2018—then use those lessons to analyze and predict the considerable challenges ahead. The event features a panel of cybersecurity leaders, technologists and investors, including:

  • Tom Noonan is General Partner at TechOperators, the largest early-stage software venture capital firm in the Southeast. He is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Internet Security Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISSX), which was acquired in 2007 by IBM for $1.3B.
  • Jerry Perullo has served as the Chief Information Security Officer of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) since 2001. Perullo leads the cybersecurity program for ICE, including the New York Stock Exchange, securing critical economic infrastructure across multiple subsidiaries, geographies, and regulatory jurisdictions.
  • Daniel Ingevaldson, (Moderator), is a Vice President at TechOperators focusing on cyber security. He has over 20 years of experience protecting some of the world’s biggest organizations from next generation threats, and growing security companies to highly successful exits. Daniel was previously Chief Technology Officer of Easy Solutions, a global market leader in anti-fraud solutions.

“The ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity has made the topic a recurring event for us,” said Blair Langstroth, Chairman of The MIT Enterprise Forum Atlanta. “We put on the event with TechOperators each February and it’s usually a sell-out. This year we are particularly excited to take a deeper dive into the subject with such a stellar panel of Atlanta cybersecurity leaders with experience forecasting and fighting cybercrime.”

The panel of tech leaders will tackle timely and relevant questions such as:

  • What does security look like in a cloud-native world?
  • Will security spending continue to increase?
  • What major problems remain?
  • What does security look like from the inside?
  • What is “privacy” in the age of big data?

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About The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational programs and services that promote and strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship at the intersection of business and technology in the Southeast. Since the formation of the first chapter in Cambridge in 1978, The MIT Enterprise Forum has grown to a network of 28 chapters located both in the United States and abroad. Affiliation with MIT is not required to participate. Additional information is available at

About TechOperators

TechOperators is the largest early-stage software venture capital firm in the Southeast. An Atlanta-based firm, they invest in emerging software companies with high growth potential. Additional information is available at

About GTRI

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the nonprofit, applied research division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Founded in 1934 as the Engineering Experiment Station, GTRI has grown to more than 2,000 employees supporting eight laboratories in over 20 locations around the country, and performs more than $350 million of problem-solving research annually for government and industry.


Media Contact:

Laura Smith, MIT Enterprise Forum


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