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Solomon Cates

Solomon Cates

Principal Technologist, Strategy and Innovation, Thales Group
United Kingdom

Sol Cates is the Principal Technologist at Thales’s cloud protection and licensing business. In this role he leads advanced technology, architecture, and transformation programs for the company’s data protection portfolio.  As a former CISO, CIO, architect, and hands-on innovator, Sol has a unique perspective on how technology, people, process and governance impact how successful security teams can solve real-world problems.

For more than 20 years, Sol has worked directly with industry leaders, academia, the open source community, and global enterprises to solve industry problems. He is sought after as an advisor and speaks publicly on a wide range of technology, regulatory, security, and strategy topics.