In this episode of the Road Ahead podcast, host Ray Ghanbari, Chief Technology Officer at Omnitracs, speaks with Homaira Akbari, President and CEO of AKnowledge Partners, and Steven Weber, faculty director for the Berkeley Center for Long Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), about cybersecurity. They discuss what is cybersecurity, why it matters and what you should be doing to protect your businesses and your fleets.
[01:03] What is cybersecurity and how we should think about it
[05:55] No online space is safe
[09:46] Cyber vulnerabilities that are most concerning
[13:12] Cyberattacks on all industries have increased in 2020
Ray Ghanbari is the Chief Technology Officer at Omnitracs, LCC. Most recently, Ray was CTO at SmartDrive, which was acquired by Omnitracs in October 2020. Prior to that, he wasVP, Product Development for FICO and the CTO and EVP of Product Development for PatientSafe Solutions, EVP of Strategy and Products for Vital Images, CTO at Ingenix and CTO for the Performance Marketing division of Yahoo! Ray earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. In addition, he earned a Master of Science degree in physics from Cambridge University in England and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois-Urbana.
Dr. Homaira Akbari - President and CEO of AKnowledgePartners, LLC
Dr. Homaira Akbari is President and CEO of AKnowledgePartners, LLC, a global strategy advisory firm providing services to leading private equity funds and large corporations in the sectors of Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, and Enterprise Software. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Banco Santander S.A. and Temenos AG. Dr. Akbari has held senior management roles in Fortune 1000 companies including Microsoft, Thales, and Liberty Media subsidiary, Trueposition. Dr. Akbari has served as the President and CEO of SkyBitz, Inc. Under her leadership, the company had record performance. She successfully sold SkyBitz to Telular Corporation She holds a Ph.D. with honors in particle physics from Tufts University and an MBA with distinction from Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business. She is the author of more than 50 scientific articles in international journals, has two patents in IoT/Advertising, and is a frequent speaker in industry confere
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