Nick Savvides

Cyber-Security & Technology Executive

The best way to contact me is via email, LinkedIn or X.  Although for Twitter I am generally only active during events/conferences.

I am not crazy, I don't speak about myself in the 3rd person, this is my speaker bio.

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Nick Savvides is the Field CTO and Head of Strategic Business, Asia Pacific, at Forcepoint, the global cybersecurity leader in data security.


He is a recognised technology and expert cybersecurity executive, with over 20 years experience spanning from being a practitioner, to operations leader, to a business leader currently heading the APAC practice in guiding the development, commercialisation and operationalisation of cloud and AI powered products in data security.


Savvides is an active participant in the Asia-Pacific cybersecurity community, being a member of a number of industry and professional bodies, expert councils and advisory boards across the region, contributing to conferences, panels and public discussions. He provides thought leadership and over-the-horizon guidance, contributing to many industry consultations.


Savvides regularly appears in the media on cybersecurity related topics and is prolific publisher of original works having presented at over 100 conferences and contributes regularly to high profile events. He is an avid supporter of the cybersecurity industry promoting and advising a number of startups on their products and business strategies.


After working as a practitioner for some years, Savvides joined VeriSign and then Symantec in various technology, sales and leadership roles across Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Forcepoint, he was Symantec’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Asia-Pacific & Japan, contributing significantly to that company's move to cloud and data security offerings.


Prior to entering the software industry, Savvides worked for the University of Melbourne in various technology-related roles. Most notably, he managed the high-performance computing technologies at the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computing and was responsible for developing nuclear microprobe analysis and control tools.


He is a Science graduate of The University of Melbourne having studied Physics and Computer Science.