About: Bill Conner
- Bill Conner is among the most experienced security, data and infrastructure executives worldwide, with a career spanning over 30 years across numerous high-tech industries. Today, he is the President and CEO of SonicWall, a trusted security leader of 25 years protecting over a million networks globally. SonicWall’s award-winning network security, access security and email security solutions protect medium-sized enterprises and enterprise organizations. From leading key divisions of AT&T, to taking Nortel into data with the $9 billion acquisition of Bay Networks, to his work to secure digital identities with Entrust, and bringing secure communications and privacy from the consumer to the enterprise through mobile and cloud with Silent Circle, Conner has been the vanguard of four of the Digital Information Age’s most transformational technology shifts. Upon taking Silent Circle’s President and CEO role in January 2015, he quickly re-positioned the consumer privacy company into an Enterprise Privacy Platform (EPP) focused business. This included creating the marketing category, building the products, and re-building the sales, service and marketing functions. On assuming Entrust’s President and CEO role in April 2001, he quickly created a best in class company. Upon taking Entrust private in 2009, he reset corporate priorities to take advantage of new market dynamics and successfully created organic growth. As mobile devices and cloud computing became drivers of organizations’ buying behaviors, he directed the investment in technological innovations to help organizations realize the potential gains presented by these technologies. Conner travels globally to meet with leaders at major financial institutions, enterprises and governments. He also created and hosted “Hacked” for SiriusXM’s business radio. He has been recognized with several awards including: Marketing Computers “Marketer of the Year”, Tech Titans “Corporate CEO of the Year”, Federal Computer’s “Top 100 Award”, and the “National Youth Science Camp Alumnus of the Year”.