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Simon Hunt


CTO, Secure Home Gateways at Intel Security

Today, there's no shortage of great ideas in IT companies - people are so busy, so wrapped up in the day-to-day, that it can be really hard for breakthrough concepts and innovation to make it from paper to a revenue generating, delivered, competitor usurping product. That's where I come in. I get things done. It's in my genetics, it's my entire career philosophy. You have a project which is 80% there, but you just don't know what the missing 20% is? Tired of conference calls and meetings, tired of negotiation which goes nowhere? Somehow your project design is getting pared to the bone, but you're still not able to deliver on time? Do you want to put rubber on the road and execute? If so, well, You perhaps need a little bit of "Simon Says". I have a proven history of sweeping away chaff, unwinding excuses, and working out a path of least resistance to take a great idea to a willing market. I'm always fair and value input - ideas can come from strange places. I fully believe "everyone works for sales" - and that's the key thing - if you can't deliver product to the sales people that they understand, and that their customers want to buy - well, what are you doing? I'm a rule changer, not a breaker. I understand legal compliance, export controls, company morals. I am an "upstanding corporate citizen" - but, despite this, I don't let red tape hold me back in my relentless drive to increase shareholder value, while spreading some fun on the way. 

What am I doing right now? - I'm evangelizing (public and internal speaking events), adding opinion on mid-long term product and road-map design, and managing a team of genius developers. I'm responsible for the Intel Security's new Secure Home Gateway initiative, designing enterprise class protection for every device in your home. I live and breath smarthome and Internet of GOOD things. Despite all that, I'm still upsetting the world by writing code and blogging about distasteful things...

Specialties: Computer Security Products, Full Disk Encryption, PKI and encryption, certification (FIPS, Common Criteria etc). Anti-Malware systems, Centralized Management Solutions, Web technologies, International and domestic data protection Regulations, hardware-edge development, malware remediation, web security, consumer education, social media (and analytics of)