Ron Clarkson has been in the IT security industry for over 16 years and is currently the Vice President, Global Product Strategy and Communication at Trend Micro. In this role, Ron acts as a Trusted Advisor both within Trend Micro and externally with customers and partners. Over the last six years, Ron has held various positions at Trend Micro including both product management and product marketing leadership roles. Prior to Trend Micro, Ron was the Vice President of Product Management at CoreTrace (now Lumension), Director of Product Management at MessageOne (now Dell) and a Sr. Product Manager at NetIQ. Ron has also held IT security positions at both Shell and Texaco (now Chevron). Prior to his IT security career, Ron spent six years in the United States Marine Corps, where he specialized in signals intelligence.