Adrian Turner

Mocana

One of Silicon Valley's most respected experts on mobile and the Internet of Things, Adrian Turner co-founded Mocana and has since built the company into one of the most influential mobile and smart device security companies in the world. Under his leadership, the company counts over 200 global device makers as customers, including Cisco, Sony, Honeywell, Dell, General Electric and 5 of the top 7 Android OEMs, to name a few; as well as a global reseller relationship with SAP for Mocana's flagship Mobile Application Protection solution. Under his leadership, the company has raised over $40 million dollars from the valley's top investors. His tenure has garnered Mocana numerous awards including the "2012 Technology Pioneer" award from the World Economic Forum in Geneva, a "2012 Cool Company" award from Gartner, a nod as one of the "Top 100 Private Held Technology Companies in the World" from Red Herring and Frost & Sullivan's "Technology Innovation of the Year" award. Prior to founding Mocana, Adrian held leadership positions in Philips Electronics' (NYSE:PHG) connected consumer and business device businesses. Adrian holds a business degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, and was part of the Executive Program for Managing Growth Companies at Stanford University. Until recently, Adrian was Chair of Australia's leading international expatriate network, Advance (http://www.advance.org/), and organization in which he is still active.

Adrian is also author of the book BlueSky Mining (www.blueskyminingbook.com), which examines the reasons why Silicon Valley has been so successful in spawning new billion dollar industries over time, contrasting the region with Australia and its ability to commercialize innovation.