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It Appears I’m Giving Two Keynotes @ RSA 2008, But They Spelled My Name Wrong…

February 21st, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments


I was browsing through the RSA 2008 conference agenda today and noticed that two of my talks and topics I blog about constantly were being featured as RSA keynotes!

How cool is that!?

It seems besides the talk I’m already giving, the fine folks @ RSA forgot to tell me that I was to deliver these, also.

They also accidentally attributed the speaking roles to someone else:

KEY-101 The Role of Security in Business Innovation: From Villain to Hero Keynote Art Coviello, EMC/RSA

– and –

KEY-102 Information Centric Security: The Next Wave John Thompson, Symantec Corporation

I’ll be busy sorting out this correction.

In the meantime, you can just preview them here:

Security and Disruptive Innovation

Information Centricity



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  1. February 21st, 2008 at 16:07 | #1

    Oh geez…
    Although it is true that you are the sole driving force behind the discussions on information centric security, at least since Caesar started encrypting messages back in c50 B.C., or the need for "secrecy" was specified in the US Constitution, Article 1, Section 5. Also it is obvious to me that without your contributions there would simply be no discussions of the role of security in business innovation I think you are being a little hard on RSA, you see they just don't have the money it would take to pay you for the Keynote, nor the room to accommodate your genius πŸ˜‰

  2. February 21st, 2008 at 16:27 | #2

    Hey, buddy, long time no pejorative and demeaning commentary! Damn I've missed you!
    I'm really just glad that I hear words similar to those which I've been yapping about for the last couple of years, but since my humor is obviously lacking, I shall have to reassess my approach.
    But you're absolutely correct. They cannot afford me. My swelling intellect and burgeoning ego are simply too massive to accommodate me.
    Others, however, manage to sell out for almost nothing at all.
    I wouldn't read anything into that, of course.
    (Did you hear that clanking sound? I could swear it reminds me of pots and kettles…)
    Love, kisses and kicks,

  3. February 21st, 2008 at 16:37 | #3

    Nah man your humor was there, I just wanted to take a moment to poke some fun since it's been a while πŸ˜‰

  4. Ted J
    February 22nd, 2008 at 05:42 | #4

    Good ideas are like success – they have many fathers, failure is an orphan.

  5. February 22nd, 2008 at 09:49 | #5

    Don't forget to ask yourself the question "What would Turing do?" Can it be that for any Hoff presentation there is someone else out there trying to imitate it? I hope you get to the bottom of this.

  6. February 22nd, 2008 at 10:21 | #6

    It's hard being me.
    I am the progenitor of all original thought.
    Thank you all for your solidarity and moral support.

  7. February 23rd, 2008 at 14:24 | #7

    Hoff for #1 Most Influential Person in Security in 2008!!

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