Ken Xie

Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Fortinet

BSc and MSc in Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University; MSc in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University. Cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur; has built three cybersecurity companies that have shaped the cybersecurity industry. Formerly: Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, NetScreen; led the company to develop the industry's first ASIC and dedicated hardware systems for high-performance firewalls and VPNs; NetScreen (NASDAQ: NSCN) was acquired by Juniper (NASDAQ: JNPR) for $4 billion. 2000, founded Fortinet, which today is among the top three cyber security companies worldwide and is one of the fastest-growing network security companies. Its portfolio of solutions spans network, infrastructure, cloud and internet of things, serving more than 360,000 customers worldwide including 70% of the Fortune 100. As of 2017, Fortinet reached $1.8 billion in billings and expanded to over 5,000 employees in 79 countries. In 2018, Fortinet crossed an innovation milestone of over 500 issued patents worldwide, with an additional 240 pending patent applications, a record among similar security vendors. Member, National Academy of Engineering. Member of the Board of Directors, Cyber Threat Alliance. Founding Member, Center for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum.