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Mark Lynd

Head of Digital Business at Netsync

Dallas, United States

38148 Followers

*** Cybersecurity - Data Center - Digital Transformation - Artificial Intelligence ***

Ranked in Top 10 - CyberSecurity, Data Center, Cloud & AI
Ranked in Top 15 for Digital Transformation,IoT and Blockchain
Ranked in Top 20 - 100 Most Relevant Blockchain Insiders
Ranked in Top 20 - Cloud Global Power 100 Influencer List
Ranked in Top 15 - Digital Transformation Power 100
Ranked in Top 25 - InfoSec, BigData and 5G
Ranked in Top 50 - InsurTech and FinTech

Mark Lynd (CISSP - ISSAP, ISSMP, CE|H) - Driven executive, author and military veteran who helps cast an innovative digital transformation for companies and measurably build on it. Proven leader who mentors and empowers staff to achieve their goals through leadership, collaboration, empowerment and strives to bring order out of chaos, excellence out of mediocrity, and efficiency out of inefficiency.

C-Level innovator who believes most business decisions today are shaped and influenced by technology because it has the power to transform businesses, relationships and opportunities. Uses vision and leadership to help shape how companies deploy and manage mobile, social, cloud, Internet of Things and technologies to support growth, generate opportunity, increase productivity and profitability.

Mark serves and has served on several corporate boards and was named an Ernst & Young’s "Entrepreneur of Year – Southwest Region" Finalist. He presented the Doak Walker Award on ESPN’s CFB Awards Show to a national television audience and has been quoted by numerous publications including Wall Street Journal, Information Week, eWeek, CSO and others.

He has a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Tulsa. Mark Honorably served in the United States Army in the 3rd Ranger Battalion and the 82d Airborne.

Specialties: CyberSecurity, IoT, Blockchain Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Big Data, Mobile, Social, 5G, CIO, Governance, Due-diligence, Data Center, Military, Veteran

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Dallas, Texas

Mark LyndPoints
Academic0
Author138
Influencer407
Speaker42
Entrepreneur340
Total927

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 20 years
Last Media Training: 04/10/2018
Last Media Interview: 09/18/2019

Areas of Expertise

AI 100
Big Data 42.60
Blockchain 35.08
Cloud 67.07
Cybersecurity 100
Data Center 100
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation 43.19
Emerging Technology 69.44
Entrepreneurship
Fintech 30.28
Healthtech 31.37
IoT 49.72
Predictive Analytics 30.68
Social 34.64

Industry Experience

Consumer Products
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Hospitality
Insurance
Media
Oil & Gas
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications

Publications

3 Advisory Board Memberships
SMU Advisory Board - Digital Accelerator Program
SMU
June 05, 2017
Advise and discuss the curricula of SMU’s Big Data program as a board member and mentor students enrolled in the program regarding Big data and its value.

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Tags: Analytics, Cloud, Data Center

AirTight Networks
Arista
April 01, 2005
Served as advisory board member for AirTight Networks for 3 years. Assisted with GTM strategy, met with prospective customers and attended conferences on their behalf. Turned into Mojo Networks and then sold to Arista.

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, IoT

SMU Meadows School of Arts Advisory Board
Southern Methodist University
September 01, 1998
Advise and discuss the curricula of SMU’s Meadows School of Arts as a advisory board member for technology.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Data Center, Emerging Technology

8 Article/Blogs
Misconfiguration, Bots, Cybercriminals – Where’s the Real Threat?
Oracle
September 12, 2019
A security article regarding misconfigurations, bots and cybercriminals for Oracle’s main blog.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation

Cloud Computing Predictions for 2019: More Migrations, Onward with Openness
Oracle
January 10, 2019
Predictions for Cloud computing in 2019 for Oracle.

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Tags: Big Data, Cloud, Emerging Technology

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019: Advanced Attacks, Bigger Breaches
Oracle
January 07, 2019
Predictions for Cybersecurity in 2019 for Oracle.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Fintech

5 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Use-Cases for Cybersecurity - Bitnewstoday
Bitnewstoday.com
December 04, 2018
Evolving cybersecurity risks and trends continue to force organizations to adopt waves of precautionary changes and solutions to protect themselves, further forcing organizations to adapt, evolve or fall behind in the marketplace.

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Cybersecurity

Get Your Team Productive with AI Now
LinkedIn
November 15, 2018
One of the most interesting benefits to IBM Watson Studio is its integrated collaboration environment as it allows a team made of data scientists, business analysts, SMEs and others collaborate without having to share accounts, move data around or use work arounds often required when using multiple consoles, tools or different products needed to create, manage and successfully run AI, machine learning or deep learning projects from end to end.

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Cloud

5 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Use-Cases for Cybersecurity
LinkedIn
September 09, 2018
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Evolving cybersecurity risks and trends continue to force organizations to adopt waves of precautionary changes and solutions to protect themselves, further forcing organizations to adapt, evolve or fall behind in the marketplace. Rapid technological development and adoption across diverse industries presents additional developmental challenges for organizational cybersecurity processes and systems.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Harnessing AI's Power Is Easier Now!
LinkedIn
July 30, 2018
In my experience as a C-level executive and long-time AI professional, I’ve learned that people who want to utilize artificial Intelligence find getting started to be the most difficult part. Even the more confident practitioners could easily become intimidated by the array and complexity of tools to navigate.

But this problem is now a thing of the past. With IBM Watson Studio, you and your project can now hit the ground running. IBM Watson Studio’s integrated environment makes AI significantly easier, by allowing users to quickly and easily build visually appealing projects and models.

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Tags: AI, Predictive Analytics

Feeding The Monster: The Huge Impact And Real-World Uses Of Blockchain
LinkedIn
January 18, 2018
Blockchain is an immensely hyped and important digital record-keeping technology that reached early prominence due to its origin and use in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. But, its impact is destined to be much larger than just cryptocurrency as it provides an innovative, secure and immutable way for transactional systems to record and store data and records with multiple parties.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity

3 Board Memberships
FireScope, Inc.
FireScope, Inc.
August 28, 2006
I was a board member for FireScope, Inc., Corporate Board for nine years.

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, IoT

SMU Cox Business School Board
SMU
September 10, 1999
I was a board member for the Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business for three years.

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology

Vectrix Board Member
Vectrix, Inc
May 20, 1996
Mark was a board member of the Vectrix Corporate Board for 5 years.

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation

2 Books
The CyberSecurity Intelligence Report - Bot Mitigation & Management
Oracle
February 04, 2019
Cybersecurity is like fighting a never-ending battle against a relentless foe. It’s not about wiping out the threat for good; it’s about staying one step ahead.

Bot Management is a crucial tactic in this ongoing battle. Right now, over 50% of internet traffic is bots. However, not all bot traffic is bad. For example, search engine and RSS bots help your site increase visibility and provide real-time content updates. The challenge is both telling human from bot and good bot from bad. We created this briefing to help organizations take control of their cybersecurity, starting with bot management and mitigation. We asked cybersecurity experts for their best tips on identifying bots, mitigating damage, and creating a culture of security in your organization.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity

15 Enterprise Security Myths Exposed
Relevant Track
November 07, 2016
***eBook by Mark Lynd *** Unfortunately, there are still too many enterprise security myths being perpetuated and this can negatively impact many enterprises through a false sense of security. This interactive eBook seeks to expose and combat those myths.

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Tags: Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation

3 Book Chapters
Closing Vulnerabilities
Oracle Dyn
October 15, 2018
Security misconfiguration is the most common website vulnerability that most people are not aware
of. Many business leaders assume that after they have approved the purchase and installation of security products and services that they are fully protected.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity

Closing Vulnerabilities
Oracle Dyn
October 15, 2018
Security misconfiguration is the most common website vulnerability that most people are not aware
of. Many business leaders assume that after they have approved the purchase and installation of security products and services that they are fully protected.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity

Emerging Trends
Oracle Dyn
October 15, 2018
Some of the most important current trends in bot traffic and site exploitatiOn

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology

4 Founders
Relevant Track, LLC
Relevant Track, LLC
April 15, 2013
Founded Relevant Track, LLC in April, 2013 to provide cybersecurity, AI and cloud consulting.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity

FireScope, Inc.
FireScope, Inc.
August 28, 2006
Co-founded FireScope on August 28, 2006 - During my tenure Mark served as CMO, CIO, Chief Product Officer, CISO , EVP Partners supporting offices in North America, EMEA and APAC, until December 2014.

Provides technology and go to market leadership for the global FireScope organization. An innovative SaaS Service Management company dedicated to simplifying IT operations and determining the business impact that technology has on a business. Mark architected and provided the technology and marketing vision for the FireScope Stratis solutions. Under Mark’s leadership FireScope developed and deployed Stratis, the only commercial multi-tenant elastic (3 tiers) management cloud with big data back-end product in the world, while working closely with the customers to make sure it met their needs.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity

Co-Founded Vectrix
Vectrix
April 01, 1996
Led a team of 400+ creative and highly motivated professionals that help our clients put digital capabilities at the core of their ability to improve, enable and transform, their businesses and the way they engage their customers. We did this by offering digital branding, technology advisory, development, digital marketing, digital analytics in an integrated fashion. We did this for customers like P&G, American Airlines, M&M Mars, Coors, Time Warner, Victoria Secrets, Anheuser Busch, etc...

• Doubled company’s size to $32M in twenty-seven months.
• Led and worked closely with sales and creative teams to drive top-line revenues.
• Developed GTM strategy and operating plan, identified and acquired management team, and led
due diligence for four acquisitions.
• Built lasting collaborative relationships and alliances with iconic customers and partners
• Led delivery of numerous marketing, information technology and e-commerce
solutions to large client base including VISA, Chase, Motorola, M&M/Mars, Nabisco& Fandango

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Data Center

Innovative Business Technologies, Inc. (“IBT”)
IBT, Inc.
May 14, 1993
IBT was a technology com-any based in Tulsa, Oklahoma focused on Artificial Intelligence and RPG III to “C” conversions. It was sold to one of the largest technology companies in the world at the time. It was purchased because of its expert systems around technology operations.

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Tags: AI, Data Center, Emerging Technology

2 Influencer Awards
Ranked #6 in Cybersecurity Power 100
Rise.Global
September 20, 2019
Currently Ranked #6 in Cybersecurity Power 100 by Rise.Global.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Social

#8 Ranked AI Thought Leader by Rise.Global
Rise. Global
September 20, 2019
Currently ranked the #8 AI Thought Leader by Rise.Global

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Social

1 Keynote
CISO v. CIO - Comparing Operation Goals with Contrasting Cyber Security Concerns
ElevateIT
July 11, 2019
This will surely be the Keynote of the Year, as both of these dynamic speaker and industry leaders provide insight into their worlds as they guide you through the challenges the C-Suite faces monetizing technology, weighed against ever present security risks.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation

2 Media Interviews
Oracle Influencer Roundtable
Oracle
September 17, 2019
We were video interviewed at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 for Oracle Influencer Roundtable at the Moscone Studios.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity

Building Trust with Digital Identity and Blockchain
ThreatMetrix
May 02, 2018
I recently joined Frank Teruel, CFO of ThreatMetrix for the latest Digital Identity 360 Video Episode: “Building Trust with Digital Identity and Blockchain” Watch video here: http://bit.ly/2jAQUtW

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity

4 Panels
Cloud Adoption: Getting Everyone On Board Securely
Oracle
September 16, 2019
Our panel of four discussed the many things an enterprise should consider to securely going to the cloud.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation

CSuite Forum: Planning for the Unplannable in IT - Unintended Consequences of Unexpected Real World Events
ElevateIT
July 11, 2019
Mark moderated a panel discussion regarding Planning for the Unplannable in IT - Unintended Consequences of Unexpected Real World Events with three others.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation

North Texas Medical Cybersecurity Summit - Medical Cybersecurity is Changing Fast
WWT and CI.Security
April 25, 2019
An hour long panel with three CIOs from major healthcare organizations, in which I moderated and participated. This summit was sponsored by WWT and CI.Security and was held at Bitter Sisters’ Brewery’s hosting area.

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Healthtech

TeXchange - HACKS - FRAUD - BLOCKCHAIN - CYBER - SCARY
TexChange - Custis Hoge
April 17, 2019
A panel with three C-Suite executives that I moderated. The event was attended by 65+ people and the panel ran about 1.5 hours.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity

11 Speaking Engagements
CIO Roundtable: The Future of AI in the Enterprise
ElevateIT
October 16, 2019
Presented at CIO Roundtable: “The Future of AI in the Ever-Changing Enterprise Landscape” at ElevateIT Technology Summit in Houston, Texas

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Data Center

Technology Ball - STEM Education
Technology Ball
October 09, 2019
Discussed AI and cybersecurity for STEM at Technology Ball event.

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Data Center

Securing Business Critical Cloud Workloads: Threats, Implications, and Outcomes
Oracle
September 17, 2019
I spoke about how to secure workloads in a multi-cloud environent.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation

How To Have A Strong Career In Cybersecurity
NPower
September 06, 2019
Spoke to a group of 49 students at NPower regarding a career in cybersecurity

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation

CIO Roundtable - The Future of AI in the Ever Changing Enterprise Landscape
ElevateIT
July 11, 2019
Spoke about the Future of AI in the Ever Changing Enterprise Landscape to a group of C-level people.

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation

Intro To Cryptocurrencies And Why They Must Evolve To Reach The Masses
Greenhill School
November 07, 2018
Intro to cryptocurrencies and why they must evolve to reach the masses is largely an introduction to crypto and then covers the challenges and needs to grow and reach the masses.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity

Digital Identity Is Not An Opt-In Scenario
North Texas ISSA
September 05, 2018
Discusses the challenges with maintaing and protecting your digital identity. Also it talks about how artificial intelligence can be used to protect one’s identity.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity

Keynote: When and Why Family Office, Venture and Private Equity Move En Masse Into Crypto
BCI Summit 2018
June 12, 2018
I performed the keynote on June 12th and also moderated two panels and was a panelist on another. BCI Summit Investment Summit was designed to educate and discuss blockchain and cryptocurrency for portfolio investors

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity

Seven AI Trends Affecting The Enterprise
IBM Systems
April 30, 2018
Seven AI Trends Affecting The Enterprise Presentation at IBM TechU in Orlando, Florida.

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Digital Transformation

IBM Think 2018
IBM
March 20, 2018
I was a paid influencer and speaker for IBM at IBM Think 2018.

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Cybersecurity

Combine Machine Learning and Blockchain to Create Greater Trust
Blockchain Global Advisors
February 12, 2018
Mark Lynd's presentation: "Combining Machine Learning and Blockchain To Create Greater Trust." Digital Trust is one of the key ingredients to companies with significant digital businesses or looking to create important digital businesses.

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity

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