Dr. Flavio Villanustre is CISO and VP of Technology for LexisNexis® Risk Solutions part of RELX. In this position, he is responsible for Information Security and he leads the HPCC Systems® overall platform strategy and new product development. Dr. Villanustre is also involved in a number of projects involving Big Data integration, analytics, and Business Intelligence.
Prior to 2001 when he began his career at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Flavio served in a variety of roles at different companies including Infrastructure, Information Security, and Information Technology. In addition to this, Dr. Villanustre has been involved with the open source community for more than 15 years through multiple initiatives. Some of these include founding the first Linux User Group in Buenos Aires (BALUG) in 1994, releasing several pieces of software under different open source licenses, and evangelizing open source to different audiences through conferences, training, and education. Prior to his technology career, Dr. Villanustre was a neurosurgeon.