Felix Schuster is an academic turned startup founder. After his PhD in computer security, he joined Microsoft Research to work four years on the foundations of Azure Confidential Computing, before co-founding Edgeless Systems. The startup’s vision is to build an open-source stack for cloud-native Confidential Computing. Throughout his career, Felix has frequently given technical talks at top-tier conferences, including Usenix Security Symposium, IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, and ACM CCS. His 2015 paper on the “VC3” system is believed by some to have coined the term Confidential Computing.
Mona Vij is aPrincipal Engineer and Cloud and Data Center Security Research Manager at Intel Labs, where she focuses on Pervasive Confidential Computing for end-to-end Cloud to Edge security. Mona received her MS in computer science from University of Delhi, India.
Mona leads the research engagements on Trusted execution with several universities. Her research has been featured in journals and conferences including USNIX OSDI, USENIX ATC and ACM ASPLOS, among others. Mona's research interests primarily include trusted computing, virtualization, device drivers and operating systems.
Conrad Grobler works on Project Oak, which is a project in Google Research focussed on researching and building platforms for secure storage, transfer, and processing of data. His current focus is on building very small TCB environments for running applications in confidential VMs.
Mark Overby is the chief platform security architect for NVIDIA. Mark is a leader of platform security with specialties in confidential computing, attestation, cryptography, high performance, embedded, and life safety compute platforms. Mark has been with NVIDIA for 21 years and is passionate about complex system design and the intersection of platform-wide security with platform design.
Jörg is leading the Confidential Computing efforts at SUSE and is working with AMD on enabling SEV and related technologies. In this role he implemented major parts of the AMD SEV-ES guest support in the Linux kernel and brought it upstream into kernel 5.10. He is also active in the Linux kernel community as the maintainer for the IOMMU subsystem and a contributor to other areas like KVM or the X86 architecture.
Pawan Khandavilli is a senior product manager in Azure Confidential Computing (ACC) with a focus on serverless and confidential computing. Pawan has previously worked at Fortanix and the Royal Bank of Canada in a variety of roles with a focus on applying innovative security technologies to business problems. Pawan is passionate about data security and privacy and is a certified information privacy technologist.
Moritz Eckert is a cloud security enthusiast. With a past in software security research he now leads product development at Edgeless Systems. Moritz is a passionate engineer and has presented at top-tier conferences including Usenix Security Symposium, EuropeClouds Summit, and OC3 in the past. Alongside his professional work, Moritz is part of Shellphish, one of the highest-ranked competitive hacking groups in the world.