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Protect AI CEO to Discuss How to Securely Unlock AI's Potential at FORTUNE CEO Initiative Conference
[September 26, 2023]

Protect AI CEO to Discuss How to Securely Unlock AI's Potential at FORTUNE CEO Initiative Conference

Protect AI, the leading artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) security company, today announced that its CEO and co-founder Ian Swanson was invited to present on a panel at the FORTUNE CEO Initiative Conference on how businesses can safely unlock the potential of AI and ML applications.


Ian Swanson, CEO & Founder, Protect AI. Prior to founding Protect AI, Ian led Amazon Web Services' worldwide AI and ML business. He also served as Vice President of Machine Learning at Oracle where he oversaw strategy for Oracle's AI and ML products. Previously, Ian was CEO and Founder of enterprise data science platform which was acquired by Oracle in May 2018. Earlier in his career, he was an executive at American Express, Sprint, and CEO of Sometrics. Sometrics launched the industry's first global virtual currency platform in 2008 and managed more than 3.3 trillion units of virtual currency for more than 250 million people in 180 countries. It was acquired by American Express in 2011.


Francois Locoh-Donou, President, CEO and Director, F5

Matthew Prince, Co-founder and CEO, Cloudflare

Moderator: Polina Pompliano, FORTUNE



The verdict is in: Generative AI and its innovations are here to stay. So, how do companies build the technical infrastructure to deploy and harness this innovative technology securely? From building GPUs optimized for AI workloads to finding the right partnerships, how can companies stay ahead to generate the kind of change the tech promises while ensuring they are not creating new vulnerabilities for their organization? In this session, Ian Swanson will draw on his decade of experience in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence with AWS, Oracle and his own start-up which pioneered ML Operations (MLOps), to explain the challenges companies face in securing AI/ML and how to overcome them.



FORTUNE CEO Initiative Conference, Park Hyatt Washington D.C, 1201 24th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037



Unlocking AI'S Potential…Securely, October 3, 2023 from 3:35 - 3:55 PM



For more information and to register, visit To schedule a conversation with Ian Swanson contact Marc Gendron at [email protected].

About Protect AI
Protect AI enables safer AI applications by providing organizations the ability to see, know and manage their ML environments end-to-end. The company's Radar platform provides visibility and auditability into the ML attack surface by creating a ML Bill of Materials (MLBOM), remediates security vulnerabilities and detects threats to prevent data and secrets leakages. Founded by AI leaders from Amazon and Oracle, Protect AI is funded by Acrew Capital, boldstart ventures, Evolution Equity Partners, Knollwood Capital, Pelion Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. The company is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Dallas and Raleigh. For more information visit us on the web, and follow us on LinkedIn and X/Twitter.

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