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Location: Mountain View, CA                                               HOSTED BY:
Cost: $595.00 per person (early bird rate)

This event is open to all SmartFlow customers and by invitation to guests - please submit the I want to attend! form to request an invitation. If you are a SmartFlow customer or have received an invitation, you can register and pay now. Early bird discount applies until September 10th.

This is the premiere event for anti-piracy, software license compliance, and cybersecurity technologies. It brings together key technologists, attorneys, and executives in the private and public sector to discuss the critical issues and best practices for protecting software intellectual property from piracy and unauthorized use. The conference will be attended by the world’s leading software companies involved in electronic design automation (EDA), computer-aided design (CAD), scientific computing, building information modeling (BIM), geographic information systems (GIS), and other relevant valuable software applications.

Keynote Speaker: Scott N. Schober, Cybersecurity Expert

Scott Schober

Scott N. Schober is the president and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS), a 45-year-old New Jersey-based, privately-held company and leading provider of advanced, world-class wireless test and security solutions. Scott has developed cellular test instruments used primarily for cellular buildout throughout the U.S., with a recent focus on security solutions for cell phone detection tools, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and internet of things (IoT) used to enforce a "no wireless" security policy in government, corporate, military, educational, correctional, and law enforcement facilities around  the world.

hacked againScott is a highly sought-after author and expert for live security events, media appearances, and commentary on the topics of ransomware, wireless threats, drone surveillance and hacking, cybersecurity for consumers and small business, and emerging blockchain technologies. He is often seen on ABC News, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera America, CBS This Morning News, CGTN America, CNN, Fox Business, and many more networks. His security advice can be heard on national radio networks,including NPR, Sirius XM, and Bloomberg Radio. Scott regularly presents at tech and security conferences, discussing wireless technology and its role in breaches, as well as his vision for best practices to stay safe in the future.  Scott is the author of Hacked Again: It Can Happen to Anyone, Even a Cybersecurity Expert, available on Amazon.com.

Summit Schedule:

Oct 8 - 9 8:30 - 5:00 New User Training & Introduction to SmartFlow (for clients only)
Oct 10-11 8:30 - 5:00 Anti-Piracy and License Compliance Summit (for clients/by invitation only)
Oct 10 6:00 - 9:00 Summit Dinner Hosted by SmartFlow - Farmers Union Restaurant
Oct 12 8:30 - 12:30 SmartFlow User Group Meeting (for clients only)

Guest Speakers:

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Bill Griffin, Partner, TechCXO - Through a varied career as a global sales leader that spans multi-billion dollar companies in the construction, energy, financial and professional services, media and entertainment, and software/SaaS industries, Bill has led large teams in multiple functions, including enterprise, inside sales, sales operations, field marketing, and customer success. Bill managed the license compliance programs at AutoDesk and Aspentech, where both programs resulted in significant incremental revenues.

graham-1 Graham Kill, Former CEO, Irdeto - Graham returned to the UK in 2015 after 24 years abroad to live and develop a portfolio of activities in the UK , including directorships, investing in companies, charity trusteeships and volunteering in his community. Previously, he was in international media and technology, 20 years of which was as CEO of Irdeto, a software, technology, and security company serving Naspers’ operations and TMT customers worldwide.

Michael O'Connor, Visiting Assistant Professor, Penn State Law Michael teaches in the areas of cyber law, including data security and privacy, cybercrime, and emerging technologies. He joined Penn State Law from private practice at the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, where he advised clients on legal planning for data breaches, their obligations for safe handling of personally identifiable information, and the legal implications from emerging technologies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the blockchain. He applied his technical training to patent cases involving semiconductor design, systems programming, and mobile device architecture. 

Andy Clarkson

Andy Clarkson, Consultant, License Compliance - Andy has recently retired as worldwide head of license compliance for Dassault Systèmes and now acts as a consultant on license compliance.  Andy worked for Dassault Systèmes for 10 years building the license program from the ground up and now works with a global network of third parties, including over 70 law firms and several audit companies.  Prior to Dassault Systèmes Andy was at IBM, where he was instrumental in initiating anti-piracy strategy. 


David Locke Hall, Partner, Wiggin and Dana LLP - David Locke Hall is a partner in the litigation department at Wiggin and Dana LLP. He retired from the Department of Justice in 2013 after a distinguished 23-year career as an Assistant United States Attorney. A significant focus of David’s prosecutorial career with the Justice Department was the investigation and prosecution of weapons proliferation and technology transfer matters. He is the author of Crack99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate.


Andrew Tillman – Director of Intelligence at the Tillmana Group LtdAndrew is a cyber intelligence professional specializing in protecting businesses from cyber and cyber-enabled crime, with specific intelligence for a national UK law enforcement agency, Andrew has considerable experience in the cyber intelligence and investigations arena. This experience, combined with an overwhelming passion for the subject area, now helps him design, build, and implement cyber intelligence facilities, in addition to tracking and mapping serious organized crime groups.


Sarah Pearce, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP GDPR and EU ePrivacy regulation – Sarah is a partner in the privacy and cybersecurity practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s London office. She assists clients in identifying, evaluating, and managing global privacy and information security risks and compliance issues. Her experience includes conducting privacy impact assessments and advising on risk management associated with data collection/use, international data transfer and marketing issues including the drafting of privacy notices, policies, standards, and processes.

Mark Mulready-highres

Mark Mulready, Vice President – Cybersecurity Services, Irdeto - Mark is responsible for the global delivery and management of a suite of piracy control and cybercrime prevention services. He was previously the fraud and operational security manager at Foxtel and also served 16 years in the New South Wales Police Service, including three years as a prosecutor and special assignments in the Drug Enforcement Agency and the National Crime Authority. 

Diana  Diana Torres, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Diana is a commercial litigation and intellectual property partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP in the Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices. She focuses her practice on intellectual property, trade secrets, and unfair competition matters, and has handled many high-profile matters for a wide variety of clients, including electronics and consumer products manufacturers and financial institutions. 


Call for Papers: If you have interesting and pertinent content to share, we invite you to present at the summit.

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