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Hex-Five Team


Cesare Garlati is co-founder and technology lead at Hex-Five. He is also the Chief Security Architect at prpl Foundation and an internationally renowned expert in information security. Prior to co-founding Hex-Five he was Vice President of mobile security at Trend Micro.

Cesare holds a U.C. Berkeley MBA, a Master in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle, and he is a Fellow of the Cloud Security Alliance, where he founded and chaired the Mobile Security and IoT Security groups.


Don Barnetson is co-founder and outbound lead at Hex-Five. He is also the Head of Technology at Zorlu Ventures, a corporate VC and innovation firm based in San Jose representing the Zorlu Group, a leading Turkish industrial conglomerate.

Prior to co-founding Hex Five, he was CTO at Lunera – an smart building IoT platform company.  He holds 23 US patents, an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and an B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary.

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