About The Speaker
Dragan Pleskonjić is Senior Director Application Security at international company IGT (previously GTECH). In his current role, he directs, coordinates and oversees application security efforts on the global organization level. Dragan is a well-known expert and influential strategic thinker in the area of information security, privacy, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). He is an experienced leader and has held top positions at international companies, working with clients and partners from various sectors worldwide, including finance and banking, technology, telecommunications, services, lotteries, gaming, education, government, and others. He possesses rich experience in creating and managing start-ups, new business development, proven leadership and talent for creation, management and organization of successful teams. Initiated and has held leading positions in a number of industry projects, as well as in research and development projects. Dragan is an adjunct professor for various cybersecurity and computer science courses. He is author of ten books so far, including well-known university textbooks on topics such as cybersecurity, operating systems, and software. Dragan is an inventor with a set of patents granted by USPTO and also CIPO, EPO and WIPO patent offices. He published more than seventy scientific and technical papers at conferences and journals. His current research and development focus is intelligent predictive security (INPRESEC), exploring the paradigm shift in information security and privacy with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Dragan is the initiator and founder of the INPRESEC project and solution. For more information, please visit his personal website at https://www.dragan-pleskonjic.com/.