Speaker profile

Diogo Mónica

Co-Founder and President - Anchorage

Diogo holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Technical University of Lisbon, and has worked in software security for over 15 years. As an early employee at Square, he worked on the infrastructure security platform now used to move over $80B in annualized GPV. Diogo led the team that built the identity, access management, and response systems, helping Square earn a pristine reputation in the information security community as having best-in-class production security practices. At Docker, he built and led the security team, which developed code to help secure one of the core underpinnings of modern infrastructure: containers. 

Diogo is a sought-after public speaker on the topics of usable security, cryptography, and distributed systems, and serves as an advisor and board member to numerous startups. He served as a member of the technical oversight board of the Open Container Initiative, and volunteers for IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, having served as the Chair of both the Disruptive Innovations and Public Visibility committees, reporting directly to the IEEE board of directors. Projects he maintains are industry standards for security, including the Notary project, accepted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation; and the Glacier protocol, the gold standard for personal Bitcoin cold storage.