IT Security Networking Reception

jasonThe Operations and Information Management (OPIM) Department, along with the Information Management Association (IMA) invites you to join them for an IT Security Networking Reception prior to the Executive Lecture on Thursday, March 9th.

Former MIS student, Jason Meller (Class of 07′) is the CEO and co-founder of Kolide, an early-stage, Boston-based cyber security startup. Jason has spent his 10-year career building technology that enable cyber security professionals to protect US interests from advanced and persistent threats domestic and abroad.

Before founding Kolide, Jason served as Chief Security Strategist at publicly traded cyber security firm FireEye. There, he was responsible for conceptualizing, building, and deploying, key flagship products.  Jason helped bolster the FireEye portfolio by advising executive leadership on acquisition opportunities. In addition, he built a skunkworks team which created custom security solutions for Fortune 500 partners. Prior to FireEye, Jason co-founded and served as CEO of Threat Stack (a Techstars-backed cloud security startup). Before which, he served as a product manager at incident response firm Mandiant. Prior to Mandiant, he was a founding member of GE’s Computer Incident Response Team.

The networking reception will be an informal event in which Jason can speak to his experience in the IT security field. This will be a smaller setting in which the MIS / BDA and IMA members can ask him questions about his background and advice on how to make it in entrepreneurial setting. All are welcome to attend his Executive Lecture (for the OPIM 3103 students) that will follow the reception.

When: Thursday, March 9th from 5 – 6 p.m.

Where: OPIM Gladstein Lab, Rm 391

Light refreshments will be available for attendees. We hope to see you there!