GUEST FOR MARCH 2014 EXECBREAKFAST:
MARTIN ROESCH, Vice President and Chief Architect, Cisco Security Business Group, CTO and founder of Sourcefire
Martin Roesch founded Sourcefire in 2001 where he was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of its Board of Directors prior to its acquisition by Cisco in October 2013 for $2.7 Billion. He is now vice president and chief architect for Cisco’s Security Business Group. Roesch, who has more than 20 years of industry experience in network security and embedded systems engineering, is also the author and lead developer of the Snort® Intrusion Prevention and Detection System (www.snort.org) that forms the foundation for the Sourcefire Next-Generation IPS.
Roesch has received a host of awards for his technology innovation and vision. Most recently, he was recognized as one of the Top 25 Disrupters of 2013 by CRN Magazine for the value his innovations provide partners and customers, and was earlier selected as one of eWeek's Top 100 Most Influential People in IT.
Why Should I Come to This? What Will I Take Away?
• Learn about how Marty Roesch built and grew a successful tech businesses in Maryland
• Learn about what happens before, during, and after a successful acquisiton
• Hear from Marty Roesch about how to attract, grow, and retain strong technical teams in this region.
• Learn about Marty's philosophy on entrepreneurship and life
Registration and Details
Just $29 if you register on or before February 28, 2014. $39 after that! So sign up today if you want to attend.
Registration is limited to 100 attendees!
Yes, we're serving an upgraded, HOT breakfast at this one!
FYI: Meetup accepts payment via Paypal, and as such you might see the credit card charge appear on your statement as PAYPAL * TECHBREAKFAST or TECHBREAKFAST or PAYPAL * GRAVITY CONS or GRAVITYCON or GRAVITYCONS -- this is a legitimate charge, so please make sure to note that!
What is the Exec TechBreakfast?
Introducing a new kind of TechBreakfast with a new format!
Want to meet and chat with the luminaries in the industry but never had the chance? Want to get a one-on-one style of question & answer with folks who have made it in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" style interaction?
Then Exec TechBreakfast is for you! This monthly event will bring together some of the most notable and well-known movers and shakers in the technology industries here in our tech region. Each Exec TechBreakfast will follow a strictly no-presentation format with the guest presenting their background and achievements, and then the floor is turned over to you, our attendees to dig deep! Think of this as "Office Hours" for those looking for advice and guidance from those who have already been there and done that.
Exec TechBreakfasts aren't free (they're just $29 if you register early), but they are high value. Oh, and we'll upgrade the breakfast too. Tired of bagels and coffee? Me too. Come to Exec TechBreakfast and get a nice, hot meal along with some warm conversation and rich interaction.
VENUE: DLA PIPER BUILDING - MT WASHINGTON
DLA Piper is hosting us in their amazing space in Mt. Washington that can handle 200 or more people, with plentiful parking, and convenient access for those that live outside the city. What more can you ask?
The DLA Piper building is in the Mt. Washington Conference Center campus (up the hill), and it is a totally amazing building. Check it out:
To get to the venue, use the Smith street entrance (and not the entrance that weaves its way through the Mt. Washington Conference Center). See below map for detail.
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Parking is plentiful and there's a lot right next to the building, with plenty of room for all attendees. And it's free. Use the UPPER LOT.
Leave the few visitor spots that are right in front of the building available for the use of the offices. They have some elderly clients who aren't able to walk up the walkway to the building. The lot is really big and very close so you shouldn't need those spots anyways.
DON'T PARK ON THE CURB IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING - YOU WILL BE TOWED!
The Mt. Washington campus is located very conveniently near the Light Rail stop, which is literally just down the hill from the venue. Get off at the Mt. Washington Light Rail station, and then climb the steps to the Octagon Building at Mt. Washington and from there you can get to the DLA Piper building. It's a 15-20 minute walk at most.
There are also shuttles from the JHU Homewood and JHMI campuses right to the Mt. Washington Conference center, including one that leaves at 7:40AM from Homewood getting in by 8AM, and leaving at 9:35AM to return to Homewood. Very convenient.
See you all there!