Sameer is founder and CEO of Ardent Privacy, data privacy solution company based in Washington DC/Baltimore area. Mr. Sameer Ahirrao is an experienced security leader who brings 22 years of experience in building effective enterprise security programs. Prior to founding Ardent, he worked with renowned enterprises such as Symantec, Deloitte, and Lockheed Martin implementing, engineering, and auditing security and privacy programs. He holds Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication from PICT, Pune and holds various security accolades such as CISSP, CISA, CCSP, and more. He has served as a subject matter expert for ISC2 and is a frequent speaker at local and international security conferences. He also serves as a co-chair for IAPP Baltimore KnowledgeNet.