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Robert D. Rodriguez
Chairman, Security Innovation Network (SINET)

Robert D. Rodriguez is the Chairman and Founder of the Security Innovation Network (SINET) SINET initiatives are designed to advance innovation and enable collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat global cyber security threats. The promotion of small business growth and increased awareness of available technologies into the Federal and industry cyber security critical infrastructures is imperative. Mr. Rodriguez retired after twenty-two years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. His executive protection experience spanned 11 years at the White House serving Presidents Ronald W. Reagan, George H. Bush, William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle and numerous Heads of State.

For the last two and a half years of his career Mr. Rodriguez managed Secret Service operations for the Northern District of California and spearheaded the development of the Secret Serviceís first public-private partnership cyber initiative in the Bay Area. Since 2005 he has been coordinating the public private partnership outreach for the DHS SRI International Cyber Security R & D Center and is an advisor to Stanford University CS Department and TRUST, a NSF trusted computing grant program that includes seven of our nationís top universities. Mr. Rodriguez is on an Advisory Board that is designing a public private construct relative to cyber security for the United States Air Force. As an advisor to these programs Mr. Rodriguez brings together representatives from disparate groups (academia, science, private industry, investment banking, government, system integrators, intelligence communities, entrepreneurs, policy makers, innovators, DoD, law enforcement and venture capital) to collaborate on IT security challenges and needs.

He presently serves on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Emerald Bowl, Boys and Girls Club and Santa Clara Goodwill Industries and is a certified graduate of the Federal Governmentís Senior Executive Service Program.

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