Global Chief Technology Officer, Forcepoint
Nico drives corporate-level vision, defines the research agenda and pilots technology and architecture roadmaps which underpin Forcepoint's human-centric cybersecurity solutions. He is responsible for company-wide innovation as well as Forcepoint X-Labs, and is instrumental in developing thought leadership for the brand. In addition, Nico leads the office of the CTO, pilots C-level engagements with chief security strategists and architects, and sponsors University R&D partnerships and Raytheon technology transfers. Before joining Forcepoint, he spent 17 years at Colt, a global B2B service provider, starting as a senior network engineer and being ultimately responsible for company-wide strategy, architecture and innovation. Under his leadership Colt received significant industry awards as an SDN, NFV and telco transformation pioneer. Nico is a recognized authority on Service Provider security as well as on next-generation network and cloud architectures, holding a master's degree in networking and distributed computing from Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris.