David W. Rooker is currently the Chief Security Officer of Actian Corporation, a Big Data Analytics company that transforms Big Data into business value. In this role, David is responsible for the global information security and risk management posture for Actian infrastructure and product offerings.

David started his career in the United States Air Force and transitioned into information technology having held senior level positions at FedEx/Kinko’s, Synnex Corporation, RH Networks managing teams responsible for physical security, network security and software development. David is an accomplished and recognized Cybersecurity Executive and change agent with more than 35 years overall experience in the information technology field with extensive knowledge and experience in managing large and complex infrastructures. Information security and privacy has become not only a career for David but also a passion. He continues to help safeguard the assets of his company and improve the business processes to increase their security posture while mentoring and networking with others in the field to help contribute however he can.