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Richard Reiner - Intel. Montreal, QC, CA

Richard Reiner Richard Reiner

Chief Technology Officer, Safe Identity | Intel

Montreal, QC, CANADA

Globally recognized thought leader on cloud computing, cloud security, password management, IT security, and IT risk



I'm a serial entrepreneur and company builder, active as an executive investor, advisor, and Board member with a number of high-growth companies at the intersection of security, cloud, and mobile, the same space in which I've built and successfully exited several companies, and in which I hold several patents.

I'm Chief Technology Officer, Safe Identity, in Intel's Security Group. I was President of PasswordBox, the leading digital identity company, leading up to the acquisition of PasswordBox by Intel.

I was a Founding Partner at CC Stratus Capital, an investment firm that helps North American and European companies enter the fast-growing Chinese market.

Previously I was Chairman and CEO of Enomaly, a pioneer and leader in the cloud computing and cloud security space, culminating in the acquisition of Enomaly by Virtustream in 2011.

Before that I was the founder and CEO/CTO of Assurent Secure Technologies, a SaaS company in the IT Security space that was acquired in 2006. At Assurent I led the creation of the world's leading threat intelligence capabilities, which today power 48 of the world's top 50 IT security product companies, as well as global financial services, high-tech, law enforcement, and national intelligence organizations.

Subsequent to the acquisition of Assurent, I served as Chief Security & Technology Officer at TELUS, ensuring the success of the Assurent acquisition and playing a key role in several breakthrough multi-hundred-million dollar wins for TELUS. Since 2006, I've served on the Boards and Advisory Boards of many highly regarded early-stage companies in the IT infrastructure, security, and SaaS sectors, such as PasswordBox, Elliptic Technologies, Veracode, Netclarity, Virima, Stonewall Software, and Fonolo.

I'm often quoted by the press, and have appeared on the cover of CIO Magazine, as well as frequent appearances in media such as the New York Times, CBS, NBC, USA Today, etc. and hundreds of technology publications.

I hold a Ph.D. and multiple patents in the fields of cloud and software security.

I also climb the occasional mountain.

Industry Expertise (7)

Computer/Network Security Information Technology and Services Computer Hardware Security Computer Networking Computer Software Information Services

Areas of Expertise (7)

Cloud Computing Cloud Security / Cloud Computing Security It Security Information Security It Risk Identity Management Password Management

Accomplishments (1)

Multiple patents (professional)

Multiple patents in cloud security and software security

Education (3)

York University: Ph.D. 1993

McGill University: MA 1989

McGill University: BA 1989

Languages (2)

  • English
  • French

Event Appearances (1)


Over 500 speaking engagements since 2001  In over 40 countries


Sample Talks (2)

Cloud Computing: The Next Generation of IT

Cloud computing has become everyone's favorite buzz word, and almost every product in IT is being repositioned today as "new and improved, with added cloud". But what's behind the hype?
In today's computing infrastructure, each business builds its own data centers and fills them with its own servers. Each business has to build a big enough set of data centers, and fill them with enough servers, for the busiest hour of the busiest day of the busiest week of the year in their business. Waste and inefficiency are massive.
But computing is a commodity a lot like electricity.
You can make your own, or you can buy it from others.
Demand is variable (your business moves faster at some times than others) but generation costs are (almost) fixed, because they depend on major capital investments
The larger your plant, the more efficient you can be ... but you have to weigh that against the costs of transmission.
And today, the economics of computing and data networks have shifted to the point where we can economically deliver computing capacity over the Internet, on a pay-as-you-go basis.
That's Cloud Computing.
And the benefits are enormous, as we shall see...

Cloud Computing for Secure Workloads

Cloud Computing is economically very attractive, but concerns about security holds back cloud adoption. This talk cuts through the unfocused worry that often afflicts the industry to analyze what new security risks are inherent to the cloud model, and what solutions are available to mitigate these risks and to make cloud computing safe for secure workloads and high-value assets, in the financial services, telecom, and public sectors.



  • Keynote
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  • Author Appearance


500 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee

Patents (1)

Over a dozen patents in cybersecurity and cloud computing



Over a dozen patents in cybersecurity and cloud computing