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December 10–13, 2018
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Ken Owens

Mastercard
Vice President, Digital Native Architecture
Ken Owens is the Vice President for Digital Native Architecture at Mastercard. He was previously the CTO of Cloud Native Platforms at Cisco, where he was responsible for creating and communicating technical/scientific vision and strategy for Cisco’s cloud native technologies. He brings a compelling view of technology trends in enterprise IT (e.g. infrastructure, computing, SaaS, virtualization, and cloud) and evangelizes the technology roadmap for the business. Before joining Cisco in 2014, Ken spent over 7 years at Savvis as the Chief Scientist, CTO, and VP Security and Virtualization Technologies. Prior assignments include 5 years as a network security architect at A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., and Edward Jones brokerage firms in St. Louis, Mo, and 10 years in the design and architecture of s systems and components for Erlang Technologies, Tellabs, and Wiltel. Ken holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.