Boston, MA
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Sep. 11-13, 2017

Axel Wirth

Distinguished Technical Architect
Symantec / HIMSS Privacy & Security Commitee

As Solutions Architect, Axel Wirth provides strategic vision and technical leadership within Symantec’s Healthcare Vertical, serving in a consultative role to healthcare providers, industry partners, and health technology professionals.

Drawing from over 25 years of international experience in the industry, Mr. Wirth supports Symantec’s healthcare customers to solve their critical security, privacy, compliance, and IT management challenges.

He is an active participant in industry organizations and a frequent speaker at conferences, forums, and webcasts on subjects such as cybersecurity, medical device security, mobile health infrastructure, compliance automation, IT infrastructure optimization, and other healthcare-specific topics.

His extensive background in the healthcare IT and medical device industries includes engineering leadership as well as strategic business development and marketing roles with Siemens Medical, Analogic Corp., Mitra Inc., Agfa Healthcare, and currently Symantec Corp. His education includes a BS Electrical Engineering degree (EE) from the University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf (Germany) and an MS Engineering Management degree (MSEM) from The Gordon Institute of Tufts University.

September 13, 2017
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are all the rage in cybersecurity technology but while they hold great promise for automating routine processes and tasks and accelerating threat detection, they are not a silver bullet. This session will discuss what they can and can’t do in a cybersecurity program, and share real-world examples of what’s possible and what’s not.

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