Mikko Hypponen
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Mikko Hyppönen

F-Secure - Chief Reasearch Officer

Mikko Hyppönen has worked for F-Secure since 1991 and has led his team through the largest malware outbreaks in history. In 2003 Hyppönen’s team took down the global network used by the Sobig.F worm and in 2004 he was the first to warn the world about the Sasser outbreak. In 2007 he named the infamous Storm Worm and in 2010 he produced classified briefings on the operation of the Stuxnet worm. Hypponen is also an inventor for several patents, including US patent 6,577,920 “Computer virus screening”.

Mikko Hyppönen has assisted law enforcement authorities in the United States, Europe and Asia on cybercrime cases.

He has also written for international publications and addressing the most important security-related conferences worldwide. He has been the subject of dozens of interviews in global TV and print media. In 2007 he was selected among the 50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine, and in 2010 he received the virus Bulletin Award as “The Best Educator the Industry”, which is given every ten years.

Chema Alonso

Chema Alonso

ElevenPaths - Chairman / Telefónica - Chief Data Officer

Chema Alonso is a world-renowned security expert who regularly presents his experience and skills at the most prestigious conferences, such as BlackHat.

He is currently Chairman at ElevenPaths, a Telefónica subsidiary focused on innovation in security products through proprietary developments and alliances with the leading manufacturers and organizations in the industry.

He previously ran Informática 64, a computer security and training company, for 14 years. He holds a doctorate in Computer Security from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. He graduated as a Computer Engineer at URJC and holds a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the Polytechnic University in Madrid, which also appointed him as Honorary Ambassador for the University’s Computer Science campus in 2012.

Pedro Pablo P�rez

Pedro Pablo Pérez

ElevenPaths - CEO / Telefónica - Global Security Managing Director

Pedro Pablo Pérez has been working in the IT security industry for more than 15 years. He’s participated in the deployment of global security operation centers in Spain, Latin America and USA. He has defined the new cybersecurity portfolio and leads innovation security proposition for Telefonica´s internal and external customers. In the last three years, he has defined, designed, deployed and sold the Telefónica Security Portfolio across 15 countries and 3 continents.

Degree in Computer Science and Global MBA in IESE. Additionally he holds many security certifications like CISA, CISM, ITIL Service Manager, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, etc.

He has a passion for security technology that contributes to a more secure world which enables a new digital way of life aligned with people needs. He loves keeping close to customers to understand their needs and develop solutions that make their lives and businesses more secure.

Sergio de los Santos

Sergio de los Santos

ElevenPaths - Innovation and Labs Leader

Currently Sergio de los Santos is Innovation and Labs Leader at ElevenPaths, Telefónica Digital. From 2005 to 2013, he has been a Technical Consultant at Hispasec, the responsible for antifraud and vulnerabilities alert in the oldest security newsletter published in Spanish.

Since 2000 he has worked as an auditor and technical coordinator, has written three technical security books and one book about the history of security.

Sergio holds a degree in IT Engineering, a M.Sc. in Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence and has been awarded with Microsoft MVP Consumer Security title from 2013 to 2017. Sergio is also an assistant professor in a master of Technology and Communication Security in the University of Seville.

Rames Sarwat

Rames Sarwat

ElevenPaths - VP of Strategic Alliances

Rames Sarwat is an expert in identity management and electronic signature. He is the author of the book called "DNIe: technology and applications", and a vocal member of the sub-committees for the standardization of identification cards (SC17) and biometrics (SC37).

Before joining ElevenPaths he was CEO of SmartAccess, director of professional services subsidiary of Microsoft in Spain for Public Sector, Health and Education, and project manager at NCR where he participated in several projects related to smart cards and biometric recognition.

Alberto Sempere

Alberto Sempere

ElevenPaths - Global Security Director

Alberto has spent 15 years working in the security field at various companies such as Sun Microsystems and Optenet. He has held various positions in the areas of pre-sales, project management and business development which has allowed him to fully understand customers' needs from different angles. He has always worked with the international market and spent three years in the US where he developed projects for the domestic market.

He joined Telefónica in 2011 to head up the security services for consumers and in 2016 assumed responsibility for cybersecurity services for the Corporate world and SMEs.

Alberto graduated from the Comillas Pontifical University (I.C.A.I.) with a degree in IT Engineering and also holds an MBA from IEDE and an Executive Masters in Digital Business from ESADE.

His main mission is to ensure that consumers and companies alike understand and take advantage of the benefits offered by the digital revolution, and that they are familiar with digital risks and have all the necessary tools to them.