Craig Rowland: From Pentagon to Career Entrepreneur

Startup Christchurch
Startup Christchurch
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Vodafone xone

213/221 Tuam St, Christchurch · Christchurch

How to find us

Enter the Vodafone building from Tuam Street side, grab your name tag, and head through the security gates and upstairs

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Join us for the last meetup of 2017!

This month we are hearing the entrepreneurial adventures of Craig Rowland, Founder and CEO of Sandfly Security (, a tool which offers new and creative security solutions for protecting Linux network infrastructure. Craig is an internet security entrepreneur that has made his career in technology start-ups.

He began his career working with U.S. Air Force Information Warfare Center veterans at Wheelgroup Corporation which was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Later, as founder, president, and CTO of Psionic Technologies, Craig lead the creation of the world's first automated network attack response system, ClearResponse. Craig raised venture capital funding and oversaw product design and development leading to an acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc. as well.

He was also an early stage consultant for TippingPoint Technologies which produced the market leading intrusion prevention system (acquired by 3Com).

Craig has three patents in the field of computer security, and is a published author of The Permanent Portfolio - Harry Browne's Long-Term Investment Strategy (

Join us for pre-drinks from 5:30pm, with formalities starting at 6pm.

We’ll wrap up the evening with free drinks and pizza =)


Christchurch Startups Meetup


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