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Joshua Corman          Talk abstract
Joshua Corman is the Director of Security Intelligence for Akamai Technologies and has more than a decade of experience with security and networking software.  Most recently he served as Research Director for Enterprise Security at The 451 Group following his time as Principal Security Strategist for IBM Internet Security Systems. Mr. Corman’s research cuts across sectors to the core security challenges plaguing the IT industry, and helps to drive evolutionary strategies toward emerging technologies and shifting economics. His research and education efforts won him the title of Top Influencer of IT by NetworkWold magazine in 2009.

Mr. Corman is a candid and highly-coveted speaker with engagements at leading industry events such as RSA, DEFCON, Interop, ISACA, and SANS.  As a staunch advocate for CISOs, Corman also serves as a Fellow with the Ponemon Institute, on the Faculty for IANS, and co-founded
Rugged Software – a value-based initiative to raise awareness and usher in an era of secure digital infrastructure. Corman received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire. He resides with his wife and two daughters in New Hampshire.


Corman can be found on twitter @joshcorman and on his blog at http://blog.cognitivedissidents.com/

Dylan Savage      
Dylan Savage is a Bösendorfer Concert Artist, a Capstone Records recording artist, and a first place winner of the Rome Festival Orchestra Competition.  He has performed throughout the U.S., Virgin Islands, Malta, Austria, and Italy as a soloist and collaborative artist.  Recent performances include recitals in Washington, DC, at the Anderson House and the Austrian Embassy.

His Duo Savage CD, entitled "all rivers at once," is critically acclaimed in the U.S. and U.K.  He is a coauthor of the piano pedagogy book called A Symposium for Pianists and Teachers: Strategies to Develop Mind and Body for Optimal Performance – used as the primary piano pedagogy text at over 40 universities.

Dr. Savage’s groundbreaking research using slow-motion video replay to analyze and diagnose inefficient movement at the piano has led to master classes at leading music schools and festivals. Other research includes inter-disciplinary topics such as entrepreneurship for musicians, applying music-based ideas in business and industry, and applying ideas from the music lesson to life.  His articles have been published nationally and internationally in American Music Teacher, Clavier, and Pianoforte magazines.  Savage’s research has been the topic of feature programs on NBC and PBS television affiliates.  He has been a frequent speaker at music and interdisciplinary conferences at the state and national level for over twenty years.

Savage is an Associate Professor of Piano at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He holds Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Music from the Indiana University School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
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