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William Lin

Founder & CEO,
AKA Identity

Will Lin is a serial builder of organizations like Forgepoint Capital, a Venture Capital firm dedicated to startups protecting the digital future; the Security Tinkerers, a non-profit dedicated to creating opportunities for the cybersecurity industry and its next generation of leaders; and The VC Field Guide, a Wiley-published book on the fundamentals of Venture Capital.

Today Will is Venture Partner at Forgepoint Capital, co-founding a new security company and starting a new security think tank dedicated to researching and advancing the state of the art in cybersecurity.

He is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. He also is a contributor to SecurityWeek, Dark Reading and was named a Venture Capital Journal Rising Star, and is an avid connector in the cybersecurity entrepreneur, investor, and practitioner ecosystems.

Will holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and found his calling at the intersection of IT and entrepreneurship after starting businesses to help pay for college. When not in the office, you’ll find Will on the hunt for up-and-coming restaurants or talking about startups at home with his VC spouse.

Speaker sessions

Book Signing: The VC Field Guide: Fundamentals of Venture Capital

  • 17:00
  • Wed
  • 15 Nov
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Ask Me Anything (AMA): The CISO Sit-Down

  • 16:00
  • Wed
  • 15 Nov
Track: C Level Focus, Human Focus, Industry Focus, Threat Focus
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  • Workforce
  • Culture
  • Cyber landscape
  • Best practices
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CyberSeed Grand Finale

  • 17:55
  • Thu
  • 16 Nov
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Top 10 Unanswered Questions In Security

  • 16:15
  • Tue
  • 14 Nov
Track: C Level Focus, Industry Focus
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