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John Field

Security Architect
John Field has more than 20 years experience in software development, system architectures, and information security. Currently a PM for Platform Security on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, John works on all aspects of security and compliance for the PaaS cloud. Prior to this role, John worked for 7 years as a Senior Technologist in the EMC CTO Office, mentoring a number of product development teams. Prior to joining EMC, John was a member of the RSA Security CTO team. John came to RSA via the acquisition of his startup Transindigo, where he was the co-founder and CTO. John got his start in information security back in the 1990's at Bankers Trust Company, a top-10 Wall Street bank, where he was responsible for building and deploying the bank's first global user authentication and authorization infrastructure. An excellent communicator, he has been an invited speaker at many industry events including JavaOne, EMC World, RSA Conference, & the 2nd International Workshop on RESTful Design at the W3C. John is equally comfortable doing a presentation to 200 people, or to 2 people, and he especially enjoys presenting "lightning talks" at open source un-conference forums. He holds BSEE and MSCS degrees, both awarded Cum Laude from Hofstra University. John is also registered CISSP.