Sol Cates

VP of Technical Strategy, Office of the CTO, Vormetric, a Thales Company

Sol Cates is the VP of Technology Strategy for Thales e-Security and formerly Vormetric’s CISO. Cates and his team focus on bringing new innovations to market focused on the “underlying problems” of the industry, to bring security solutions to the security professional to help them be successful in today’s challenging environment which they often have very little control over. As a former CISO and CIO, Cates has a unique perspective on how technology, people, process and governance impact how successful security teams can solve real-world problems. With 20+ years of experience rooted in the intelligence community and enterprise organizations, he is sought after to speak publicly on a wide range of technology, regulatory and strategy topics.