Kawika Takayama is the Symantec Endpoint Management and Mobile Systems Engineering Manager for Public Sector. His team represents the largest DoD, Federal System Integrators, and Federal Civilian accounts globally. He team is also responsible for the support of State and Local government agencies and Educational Institutions throughout the United States. Primarily focusing on the core of Endpoint Management, the growth of Mobile and Virtualization into the Public sector has become a paramount driver for many government initiatives. As such, Kawika's Systems Engineering team have lead the way for client discussions around industry verticals and analysis and educating customers on emerging trends and technologies.
Kawika has been with Symantec for 7 years and has prior lead the Competitive Intelligence Organization working with organizations such as Tolly Group, AV-Tests, and Passmark. He also supported the Global Strategic Partner Sales Organization which include HP, Dell, IBM, Accenture, and CSC. Prior to joining Symantec, Kawika was the Director Information Assurance and National Security Officer for various government agencies and networks to include DISA, Dept of Navy, Dept of Army, and the NMCI project. Kawika is on the panel of several Cloud Computing and Mobility committees; carries over 50 industry certifications to include ISC2, ISACA, Ec-Council, and NSA; and is also a Certified Ethical Hacker.