Dragan Pleskonjic is the Senior Director of Application Security at international company IGT (formerly GTECH). In his current role, he directs, coordinates, and oversees application security efforts on the organizational level. Dragan is a well-known expert and influential strategic thinker in the area of information security, privacy, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI). He is an experienced leader and has held top positions at international companies, working with clients and partners from various sectors worldwide, including: finance and banking, technology, telecommunications, services, lotteries, gaming, education, government, and others. He possesses rich experience in creating and managing start-ups, new businesses development, and has proven leadership and talent for creating, managing, and organizing successful teams. He has initiated and held leading positions in a number of industry projects, as well as in research and development projects.
Dragan is an adjunct professor for various cybersecurity and computer science courses. He is the author of ten books so far, including university textbooks on topics such as cybersecurity, operating systems, and software. Dragan is an inventor with a set of patents granted by USPTO and also CIPO, EPO, and WIPO patent offices. He published more than seventy scientific and technical papers at conferences and journals. His current research and development focus is intelligent predictive security (INPRESEC), exploring the paradigm shift in information security and privacy with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Dragan is the initiator and founder of INPRESEC project and solution.