Ilya Kirnos

Partner & CTO



Prior to co-founding SignalFire, Ilya was a Software Engineer at Google (2004-2012). During his time at Google, Ilya held several technical leadership positions. He was a Technical Lead for Gmail Ads and was responsible for predicting consumer purchase intent and consumer Gmail monetization. Ilya was also a Technical Lead for AdWords Performance and Scalability where he managed responsiveness and uptime of the AdWords frontend. Ilya was also the founder and Technical Lead for Google Prediction Markets, where he led the engineering team from conception to product launch. After Google, Ilya joined CardSpring, a payment platform company backed by Accel and Greylock Partners. At CardSpring, Ilya led platform backend development. CardSpring was acquired by Twitter. Ilya started his software engineering career at Bell Labs and Oracle. Ilya graduated from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Computer Science and a minor in Applied Mathematics.


Navigating our future battlefield: Exploring the Intersection of Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence


In today's digital landscape, the convergence of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) presents both unprecedented opportunities and daunting challenges. As AI technologies rapidly evolve, they are increasingly integrated into cybersecurity systems to detect, prevent, and respond to complex threats. This panel delves into the dynamic intersection of cybersecurity and AI within the context of future market structure and trends. It will shed light on key areas of innovation vs those that may be overhyped. We will also discuss how organs can get their dev teams to shift left and incorporate more proactive security measures in the development process.

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