2018 Speakers

2019 speakers will be announced soon. 

Theresa Payton
Theresa Payton

CEO Fortalice Solutions

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Theresa Payton

As the star of the CBS TV series, “Hunted,” Theresa Payton identifies emerging trends and techniques to help combat cyber threats, from the impact of the Internet of Things to securing Big Data.

The first female to serve as White House chief information officer, and named #4 on IFSEC Global’s list of the world’s Top 50 cybersecurity influencers in security & fire 2017, Theresa is one of America’s most respected authorities on Internet security, data breaches and fraud mitigation. With real-world strategies and solutions, she helps public and private sector organizations protect their most valuable resources.

Drawing from her experience as a veteran cybercrime fighter and entrepreneur of her successful and rapidly-growing cybersecurity firm, Fortalice, Theresa masterfully blends memorable anecdotes with cutting-edge insights to heighten awareness of the perils of our uber-connected world. As she delves into the cyber-underworld and the new kinds of threats that can lead to tomorrow’s breaches and insider risks, she offers a proven blueprint for audiences to stay a step ahead with practical steps for thinking like the adversary, while managing cybersecurity risk.

Theresa’s distinct approachability, combined with her visionary perspective and easy-to-implement strategies, effectively prepare audiences for success in the ongoing battle against cybercrime.

Ina Wanca
Ina Wanca

NYU Cybersecurity Professor & Founder  AI Governance

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Ina Wanca

Ina is a founder of AI Governance and a cybersecurity professor at New York University. Prominent cybersecurity and artificial intelligence scholar and advisor, known for groundbreaking contributions to social political, criminal justice, business issues, and her pioneering cyber-learning systems.

John Willis
John Willis

Vice President of Devops and Digital Practices  SJ Technologies

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John Willis

John Willis is Vice President of Devops and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies. Prior to SJT he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015.  Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Opscode/Chef and Canonical/Ubuntu. John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks and is co-author of the “Devops Handbook” along with authors Gene Kim and Jez Humble.   

Elizabeth Zalman
Elizabeth Zalman

Co-founder & CEO  strongDM

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Elizabeth Zalman

Elizabeth Zalman is the Co-founder & CEO of strongDM, the definitive data security product. Previously she was Co-Founder and CEO of the cross-device profile company Media Armor. After its acquisition, she served as VP of Analytics at the acquirer, Nomi. Prior to Media Armor, she led the client analytics and media optimization team at Dotomi (now Conversant), generating an annual $500M in incremental revenue for 50 of the IR Top 100. With over 15 years' experience leading data-driven organizations, she is an expert in analytics, data privacy, and security.
 

George Beebe
George Beebe

Director of Intelligence and National Security  Center for the National Interest

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George Beebe

George Beebe is one of America’s most well-informed and insightful experts on international affairs and foreign policy. He has an especially strong background in cyber security, US intelligence, US-Russia relations, and the challenges of the changing international order. George Beebe is Director for Intelligence and National Security at the Center for the National Interest.

Dave Lewis
Dave Lewis

Advisory CISO - Global Duo Security

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Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis has almost two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT operations and management. Currently, Lewis is a Global Security Advocate for Duo Security. He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and cohost of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Lewis writes a column for CSO Online and Forbes.

Dr. Rajiv Ramaswami
Dr. Rajiv Ramaswami

Chief Operating Officer, Products and Cloud Services VMware

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Dr. Rajiv Ramaswami

Rajiv Ramaswami joined VMware in April 2016 and has joint responsibility with Raghu Raghuram for all VMware’s product and service offerings and centralized services, support and operational functions. In this role, Ramaswami’s primary focus is on VMware’s product offerings. Prior to this role, Ramaswami led VMware’s Networking and Security business as executive vice president and general manager.

 

Before joining VMware, Ramaswami was executive vice president and general manager for the Infrastructure and Networking group at Broadcom Corporation for six years. During his tenure, the business grew from $1.6B to $2.6B and Broadcom became a leader in delivering merchant silicon switching solutions which have now been widely adopted in carrier, data center and enterprise networks, transforming how these networks have been built.

 

He previously served as vice president and general manager for switching, storage, data center and optical business units at Cisco for 8 years, and earlier in his career, worked at Xros (acquired by Nortel), Tellabs, and IBM Research.

 

Ramaswami received his Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, of which he is a Distinguished Alumnus, and Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

Nicole Eagan
Nicole Eagan

CEO Darktrace

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Nicole Eagan

As Chief Executive Officer of Darktrace, Nicole Eagan has established the company as the global leader of AI cyber defense. Her extensive career spans 25 years working for Oracle and early to late-stage growth companies. Named 'AI Leader of the Year' in 2017, Nicole has introduced disruptive machine learning to enterprises of all sizes. Today, Darktrace has a valuation of $1.25 billion and counts Insight, KKR, Summit Partners, and Samsung among its investors. Darktrace’s innovative approach to cyber security has won over 100 awards and the company has been named to WSJ’s Tech Companies to Watch, Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and the CNBC Disruptor 50.

Shira Shamban
Shira Shamban

Head of Security Research Dome9 Security

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Shira Shamban

Shira Shamban is a security researcher and technical expert with a focus on threat intelligence. Shira started her professional career in cybersecurity as a military officer in the elite intelligence unit 8200 of the Israel Defense Force. During her 13-year service in the unit, Shira acquired hands-on experience in cybersecurity and intelligence operations while earning an engineering degree from Tel-Aviv University.
 
After her military service, Shira turned to security innovation in business. As the Data Initiative Lead at Dome9 Security, Shira is now leading the company's security research, in order to implement its results in Dome9's products and by that help organizations embrace the public cloud securely. Shira strongly believes in empowering women in the world of technology. She volunteers as a lecturer and a mentor in forums such as SheCodes and OWASP-WIA.

Marcin Kleczynski
Marcin Kleczynski

Founder and CEO Malwarebytes

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Marcin Kleczynski

Marcin is the founder of Malwarebytes. He oversees the strategic expansion of the business, as well as the long-term vision for the research and development teams. Marcin has been recognized for his work in cybersecurity, receiving the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, being named to the Forbes 30 Under 30, the Silicon Valley 40 Under 40, and numerous executive leadership awards including two Stevie awards for Executive of the Year. Marcin has delivered talks at TEDx, Collision Conference, Black Hat and CeBIT.

Nick Hayes
Nick Hayes

Senior Analyst, Security & Risk  Forrester Research

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Nick Hayes

Nick Hayes is a Senior Analyst on the Security & Risk team at Forrester Research. Nick’s research focuses on the intersection of security, risk, and reputation in today’s digital world. He helps security and risk pros improve the way they protect business assets and mitigate digital risks online, such as impersonations, account takeovers, data leakage, social engineering and other business compromise. Nick specializes in risk intelligence, social media security, and the human elements of cybersecurity.
 
He is regularly cited in major media outlets, including CFO Magazine, CNBC, DarkReading, Financial Times, NBC News, SC Magazine, and VentureBeat. He also speaks at range of leading industry and technology conferences throughout the year.

Rocio Baeza
Rocio Baeza

CEO and Founder  CyberSecurityBase

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Rocio Baeza

Rocio Baeza is the CEO and Founder of CyberSecurityBase, a consulting practice that helps rising tech companies get started with data security. There are volumes of data security and privacy laws/regulations, frameworks, and standards out there. Technology leaders are overwhelmed with too much information, oftentimes not knowing where to start and what to focus on. CyberSecurityBase operates with a mission is to simplify security, teach that model, and empower tech leaders.

Rocio studied Mathematics at the University of Chicago. Her professional background includes data analytics, product management, and IT compliance in the private sector. She moved up the ranks as an Analyst, Manager, and CISO. During this time, Rocio has observed that rising tech companies are in a unique position where they are offering innovative products and services, however, the traditional information security model is an immediate poor fit. This is leaving emerging tech companies AND consumers in a vulnerable position, and Rocio is on a mission to help change that.

Aamir Lakhani
Aamir Lakhani

Senior Security Strategy  Fortinet

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Aamir Lakhani

Aamir Lakhani is a cyber security researcher and practitioner, with over 10 years of experience in the security industry. He is responsible to provide IT security solutions to major commercial and federal enterprise organizations. Lakhani has designed cyber solutions for defense and intelligence agencies, and has assisted organizations in defending themselves from active strike back attacks perpetrated by underground cyber groups. Lakhani is considered an industry leader in support of detailed architectural engagements and projects on topics related to cyber defense, mobile application threats, malware and advanced persistent threat (APT) research.

Alex Reshetniak
Alex Reshetniak

Senior Security Researcher  Lookout

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Alex Reshetniak

Alex is a Sr. Security Researcher at Lookout, where he focuses on finding and analyzing mobile malware. Prior to joining the company, Alex worked at Deloitte, serving as an information security investigator at a large financial institution. His experience includes malware analysis, forensics, and incident response.

Andy Singer
Andy Singer

VP Product Marketing enSilo

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Andy Singer
Anil Saldanha
Anil Saldanha

Founder and CEO Seamless Technologies Inc

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Anil Saldanha

Anil Saldanha is the founder of Seamless Technologies Inc, a startup focused on Cyber Risk Management. He is an expert in health tech, cloud security, identity and access management (IAM), and secure product development. He works with health tech startups in adopting cloud technologies and establishing security/compliance processes.
His industry experience spans 20 years at companies such as Red Hat, Trustwave, Sun Microsystems, and Tempus. As VP of engineering at Tempus, he was instrumental in building a HIPAA compliant cloud based system for cancer genomics. At Trustwave, he was responsible for a massive big data system driving security analytics.

Brad Arlen
Brad Arlen

CEO OneMe PBC

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Brad Arlen

Mr. Arlen has worked worldwide as a consultant in the technology space for 25 years across multiple industries from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 organizations.  After completing his CS Engineering degree at The Ohio State University, Brad began his career as a software developer for a Japanese electronics company, spent several years as a Big 4 systems consultant, and formed his own consulting company providing product management and web-based business application development services.

With our lives becoming more digital every day, copies of our personal data propagating everywhere, and no safe and secure way for business services to access our personal data, Brad felt the urgency to focus on personal data privacy.  Founded in 2016, OneMe is based on the belief that providing individuals control and transparency into the use of their personal data will empower, not stifle, businesses and organizations, leading to incredibly powerful, trustful, services and ultimately positive global impacts.  Simply stated, trust is transparency.

Bryan Christ
Bryan Christ

IAM Sales Engineer Hitachi ID

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Bryan Christ
Charles Stockwell
Charles Stockwell

CEO  The Security Stronghold

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Charles Stockwell

Charles Stockwell believes the human element can be your organization's best defense. While typically thought of as the weakest link, Charles has transformed the human element into a proactive security control countless times. He does this as CEO of The Security Stronghold, LLC where his team works with organizations in a variety of industries to transform their security culture and provide other security services, always focusing on the human element first. Charles has been featured in numerous industry publications and is always looking for the next challenge.

Dan Larson
Dan Larson

Vice President of Product Marketing CrowdStrike

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Dan Larson
Dave Ostertag
Dave Ostertag

Global Investigations Manager, Investigative Response Verizon

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Dave Ostertag
David LePage
David LePage

Manager of Sales Engineering Forcepoint

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David LePage
Doug Lhotka
Doug Lhotka

Cyber Security Architect IBM

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Doug Lhotka

Doug leads the IBM North America Security Architect program. As a practicing security architect, he leverages his expertise in cyber and cognitive security, IT governance and enterprise architecture to help organizations enable strategic business initiatives through their security program, address industrialized threats, and improve the risk posture of the business.

After earning an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Anthropology, and Psychology/Cognitive Science, he earned a Master of Engineering in Engineering Management, both from the University of Colorado. His research work focused on architectural risk management in what is now called cloud. Over more than 25 years, he has worked with clients of all sizes in the retail, oil & gas, transportation, media and entertainment, healthcare, government, energy & utility, telecommunications, financial services and insurance industries.

He has served on the advisory board for the Engineering Management program at the University of Colorado and is a member of ISC2, a senior member of IEEE. He has been awarded several patents and authored papers on subjects ranging from human computer interaction to architecture governance. An accomplished speaker and author, including a recent book on 3D printing for fine art, his latest book, tentatively titled Cyber Security: Beyond Controls is in development.

An avid outdoorsman, Doug lives in Colorado with his wife and their four-footed & hoofed children. He spends as much of his time as he can not doing security work in the Rocky Mountains.

Georgiana Wagemann
Georgiana Wagemann

Regional Director Darktrace

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Georgiana Wagemann
Ian Glover
Ian Glover

President CREST

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Ian Glover

Ian has worked in the IT industry for the last 40 years and has been working in information security for the last 36 years - and has enjoyed nearly every minute of it. As President of CREST he has taken it to a position of influence in the technical security industry and has been instrumental in many major industry initiatives. These include the award winning Cyber Essentials scheme, which assesses basic levels of cyber hygiene; and the CREST, Bank of England and Government project to develop the STAR and CBEST Schemes that are designed to provide higher levels of assurance for critical parts of the UK financial services and other parts of the critical national infrastructure. He also helped to develop and implement the UK Government CIR (Cyber Incident Response) and CREST Cyber Security Incident Response (CSIR) schemes.

Internationally he is working with governments and regulators to establish or develop CREST chapters in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia and the USA. He is also supporting member companies in many other regions. Prior to representing CREST, Ian was one of the founders of Insight Consulting, a leading specialist information security consultancy. The business was purchased by Siemens. He then sat on the Board of Siemens Communications. Prior to establishing Insight Consulting has worked for the MoD, Treasury (CCTA) and Ernst and Young.

Jared Phipps
Jared Phipps

VP Worldwide Sales Engineering SentinelOne

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Jared Phipps
Joe Rogalski
Joe Rogalski

Senior Director, Sales Engineering (North America) eSentire

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Joe Rogalski
Jon Bottarini
Jon Bottarini

Hacker and Technical Program Manager HackerOne

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Jon Bottarini
Jonathan Kaftzan
Jonathan Kaftzan

VP Product Marketing and Innovation Deep Instinct

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Jonathan Kaftzan

Jonathan is a marketing and business development executive with extensive experience in the global tech industry.
 
Before Joining Deep Instinct, Jonathan previously headed marketing for Amdocs Digital, Intelligence & BSS division. He was responsible for defining, creating and implementing the division’s marketing and business strategy, thought leadership and roadmap. His role includes working closely with customers, helping them to devise strategies and business models for their organizations. Before joining Amdocs, Jonathan worked in consultancy, specializing in business and marketing strategy.

Jonathan holds an MBA from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a B.Sc. in industrial engineering from Tel Aviv University.
 

Laszlo S. Gonc
Laszlo S. Gonc

Co-Founder and Managing Partner Next Era Transformation Group

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Laszlo S. Gonc

Laszlo is a recognized senior executive with 30 years of progressive experience in business and information technology. He is responsible for helping organizations, corporate and non-profit alike, navigate the digital frontier advising on cyber security, IT risk mitigation, and building digital technology strategies that drive performance and business value. He has experience across a number of industries advising senior executives, developing security strategies, evaluating IT risk and spearheading critical security projects for senior leadership – including but not limited to healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, legal, mining, and banking.

Laszlo is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, PEER150 and sits on a number of nonprofit boards and committees. He served as Chair of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Chicagoland Executive Council for a number of years. As a member of FBI Infragard, ISSA and ISACA, he currently serves as Executive Vice President for the Chicago chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and Board Member for the Society for Information Management (SIM) Chicago.

In early 2016, he helped form the SIM International Cybersecurity SIG for senior technology leaders and continues to serve as Director of Strategic Programming and Content, collaborating to launch their first national virtual Cybersecurity Conference in 2017.

He is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, invited at professional associations, industry conferences and universities providing thought leadership on the state of cyber security, mitigating technology risk, and helping companies “Go Digital”.

Providing coaching and mentoring at Chicago’s technology incubation and innovation areas, he has experience with Business Model Generation, Design Thinking and Blue Ocean workshops. Laszlo holds a Bachelor of Science Commerce degree in Operations Management from DePaul University and is a certified CISSP security professional.

Lee Neubecker
Lee Neubecker

Founder and CEO  Great Lakes Forensics

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Lee Neubecker

Lee Neubecker is the Founder and CEO of Great Lakes Forensics on the web at https://greatlakesforensics.com Prior to founding Great Lakes Forensics, Neubecker was the Chief Information Officer of HaystackID, a national leading provider of eDiscovery, legal services and managed review services. Before HaystackID, Neubecker launched, grew and sold a successful computer forensics expert witness firm, Forensicon.com.

Neubecker holds the prestigious Certified Information Security Systems Professional credential and has had his testimony accepted and upheld on complex litigation involving the misappropriation of trade secrets litigation matters. Neubecker is a licensed professional investigator in his birth state of Michigan and has led many complex financial, RICO, counterfeiting, data breach and white collar criminal investigations. Neubecker was again named one of the top global experts in Cyber Security and Computer Forensics by Who's Who Legal.  Neubecker has assisted law firms and their clients in responding to suspected data breach matters and has assisted companies with mitigation and response to data breach incidents.
 
Before starting and growing Forensicon in to a national computer forensics firm, Neubecker oversaw product development and incident response to security events with then leading search engine, Lycos.com. In Neubecker’s role at Lycos, he oversaw product development and hosting initiatives across online interactive products such as chat, games, and various messaging platforms. Neubecker is also an avid malware and cyber security researcher and blogger at https://leeneubecker.com

Meera Rao
Meera Rao

Senior Principal Consultant Synopsys Software Integrity Group

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Meera Rao
Mike Jack
Mike Jack

Senior Manager of Product Marketing of Spirent Communications, Security Business Unit Spirent

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Mike Jack
Mike Shine
Mike Shine

Manager, Systems Engineering Mimecast

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Mike Shine

Mike has over 15 years’ experience designing and implementing IT security solutions for major commercial organizations and he’s currently focused on making e-mail safer for businesses.  He actively participates in combating existing cyber threats and researching new threats out of Mimecast’s global headquarters in Watertown, MA.   Mike holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Valparaiso University and was born and raised on the south side of Chicago.

Nathaniel Eliot
Nathaniel Eliot

CEO The Greenfield Guild

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Nathaniel Eliot

Nathan is the founder and CEO of The Greenfield Guild, a consulting firm designed to bring DevOps, Cloud Native and Open Source practices and tools to wider audiences. Throughout his two decades in the industry he has worked at companies like Bazaarvoice, Infochimps, and Steve Jackson Games as a system administrator and operations engineer where his primary focus has been on building stable and repeatable infrastructure, often from the ground up. In his off time he enjoys tinkering with blockchain and machine learning, medieval war reenactments and dancing.

Patrik Maldre
Patrik Maldre

Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence

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Patrik Maldre

Patrik Maldre is a Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst on the Strategic Analysis Team at FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence. In this role, Patrik  produces strategic cyber intelligence analyses for FireEye’s global customers, and regularly briefs government and industry leaders on cyber threats.

Patrik has previously focused on the political and strategic aspects of cyber security as both a diplomat in Estonia and a think-tank analyst in the United States. He completed military service in the Estonian Defence Forces as a sergeant and squad leader, and serves on a voluntary basis in the Estonian Defence League.

Patrik holds a double-B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Illinois, and an M.A. in International Relations from the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals. He completed the Evolve Security technical, hands-on cyber security bootcamp in 2017,  and obtained a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Intelligence from the University of South Florida in 2018. Patrik also holds the CompTIA Security+ and Network+ certifications, and is currently working on the OSCP.

Peter Chestna
Peter Chestna

DevSecOps Transformation Consultant  CA Technologies

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Peter Chestna

Pete Chestna has more than 25 years of experience developing software and leading development teams, and has been granted three patents. Pete has been developing web applications since 1996, including one of the first applications to be delivered through a web interface. He led his company from Waterfall to Agile, and finally to DevOps in addition to taking the company from a monolithic architecture to one based on microservices. Since 2006, Pete has been a leader in the Application Security (AppSec) space and has consulted with some of the world’s largest companies on their AppSec programs. In addition to his role as a contributing editor at DevOps.com, he now shares his experience by speaking internationally at both security and developer conferences on the topics of AppSec, Agile and DevSecOps. Buy him a whisk(e)y and he’ll tell you all about it.

Prasidh Srikanth
Prasidh Srikanth

Sr. Product Manager Bitglass

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Prasidh Srikanth
Ron Schlecht, Jr.
Ron Schlecht, Jr.

Managing Partner BTB Security

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Ron Schlecht, Jr.

Ron Schlecht, Jr. is the Founder and Managing Partner of BTB Security, a cyber security focused services firm that specializes in proactively detecting threats as well as defending against and defeating cyber security adversaries. He uses his background in law enforcement, information security, and forensics to help organizations shield their assets, customers, and employees against security breaches.

Ron believes in going beyond the basics to develop and deliver unique services that protect and bring true business value to BTB’s diverse customer base. A frequent speaker at industry events, Ron constantly studies IT trends and developments to determine how every ‘next big thing’ in IT will affect BTB and their customers.

Before devoting his work fulltime to BTB Security, Ron developed and lead professional service teams by architecting and driving security organizations as a CISO at firms such as Ernst & Young, Black Rock, and KPMG. He is a certified CISSP, CCE, and is affiliated with InfraGard Philadelphia and ISFCE.

Ron holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Criminal Justice from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania—where he continues to serve on the college’s IT Advisory Board.

Sameer Dixit
Sameer Dixit

Senior Director, Security Consulting Spirent

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Sameer Dixit
Syed Alam
Syed Alam

Founder and CEO Accentedge

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Syed Alam

Syed Alam is Founder & CEO of accentedge, a leading digital transformation company headquartered in Chicago.  He brings over 30 years of proven leadership in the fields of information technology, cloud computing, analytics and content protection.

Prior to founding Accentedge, Syed served as the Global Leader for Cloud Computing & Digital Workspace for Abbvie, Inc. overseeing global collaboration, cloud infrastructure, and solution architecture programs for this $28-Billion pharmaceutical company. He planned and lead digital transformation efforts, digital workspace, cloud computing, search, analytics, and content protection transformation initiatives.

Mr. Alam was Managing Director of Alam & Company, a consulting company he founded that specialized in design, implementation, and management of on-premise and cloud-based technology solutions for a wide range of markets, including health care, agriculture, sustainability, professional services, and media.  He also served as a Program Manager for Miller Brewing Company, and was the Founder and President of SoftGear Corporation, an award-winning technology company.

Syed holds an M.B.A. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and received his B.B.A in Management Information Systems & Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has completed Strategy & Innovation programs from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology.).

Tim Otis
Tim Otis

Incident Response Leader Check Point

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Tim Otis
Todd Bursch
Todd Bursch

Manager, Solution Architects Forcepoint

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Todd Bursch
Aditya Balapure
Aditya Balapure

Team Lead, Information Security Grubhub Inc

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Aditya Balapure

Aditya Balapure is an Information Security Specialist, Author, Speaker who is passionate about the continuously changing threat landscape of the cyber world. He is currently a Team Lead, Information Security at Grubhub Inc. A builder, breaker and cyber defender at heart Aditya likes to evangelize Information Security. With multiple years of experience in all forms of security, some of his core interests are in the field of Application & Cloud Security, Cryptography and Malware Research.

Gretchen Marx
Gretchen Marx

Director of Enablement IBM Security

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Gretchen Marx
David van Schravendijk
David van Schravendijk

Product Marketing Manager Cisco Meraki

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David van Schravendijk
David Gold
David Gold

Vice President, Solutions Architecture ProtectWise

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David Gold
David Dingwall
David Dingwall

Senior Cybersecurity Strategist HelpSystems

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David Dingwall

David has been embedded for three decades within the Identity and Access Management (IAM) marketplace, and with other cybersecurity infrastructures to support multi-national organizations’ business operations and audit requirements. His roles have previously included Consulting Architect, Business Development and Product Marketing. His industry experience includes working with Hi-Tech, Healthcare, Energy, Oil & Gas, FMCG, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Mining organizations and Government police and national security departments.

At HelpSystems David is part of our team of cybersecurity experts. David presents and writes on a variety of topics including cybersecurity industry trends, thought leadership and practical tips for organizations looking to improve their security posture and improve efficiency of security and system operations teams.

Otavio Freire
Otavio Freire

CTO/President & Co-Founder SafeGuard Cyber

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Otavio Freire
Morey J. Haber
Morey J. Haber

Chief Technology Officer BeyondTrust

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Morey J. Haber

With more than 20 years of IT industry experience, Mr. Haber joined BeyondTrust in 2012 as a part of the eEye Digital Security acquisition and currently overseas strategy for both vulnerability and privileged identity management. In 2004, Mr. Haber joined eEye as the Director of Security Engineering and was responsible for strategic business discussions and vulnerability management architectures in Fortune 500 clients. Prior to eEye, he was a Development Manager for Computer Associates, Inc. (CA), responsible for new product beta cycles and key customer accounts. Mr. Haber began his career as a Reliability and Maintainability Engineer for a government contractor building flight and training simulators. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Mark Hermeling
Mark Hermeling

Senior Director of Product Marketing GrammaTech

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Mark Hermeling

Mark Hermeling, MSc Mark has close to 20 years of experience in software development tooling, operating systems, virtualization and networking technology in safe and secure, embedded and real-time systems. He has worked on projects building automotive, networking, aerospace and defense and industrial devices in North America, Europe and Asia. Mark joined Grammatech in 2017 as Senior Director of Product Marketing, directing GrammaTech’s commercial software product and business development efforts. Prior to joining GrammaTech Mark worked for Wind River Systems (an Intel Corporation subsidiary), Zeligsoft and IBM Rational. He received a Master of Science degree in Computing Science from Eindhoven University of Technology for research into timing constraints overlaid on object oriented languages.

Michael Knapp
Michael Knapp

Director of Sales Engineering Forcepoint

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Michael Knapp
Nick Espinosa
Nick Espinosa

Chief Security Fanatic/CIO Security Fanatics

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Nick Espinosa

An expert in cybersecurity and network infrastructure, Nick Espinosa has consulted with clients ranging from the small business owners up to Fortune 100 level companies. Since the age of 9 he’s been on a first name basis with technology, building computers and programming in multiple languages. Nick founded Windy City Networks, Inc at 19 and joined forces in 2013 with BSSi2. In 2015 Security Fanatics, the Cybersecurity/Cyberwarfare division of BSSi2 dedicated to designing custom Cyberdefense strategies for medium to enterprise corporations, was launched.

Regular columnist, member of the Forbes Technology Council, on the Board of Advisors for both Roosevelt University's Center for Cyber and Information Security as well as Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education, award winning co-author of a bestselling book, and host of The Deep Dive radio show, Nick is known as an industry thought leader and sought after for his advice on the future of technology and how it will impact every day businesses and consumers. Nick is an accomplished speaker and regularly speaks to audiences about Cybersecurity, technology and business management

Sandra Fathi
Sandra Fathi

President Affect

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Sandra Fathi

Sandra Fathi is President and Founder of Affect, a public relations and social media firm specializing in technology, healthcare and professional services. Sandra has spent the past 20 years helping technology companies achieve their communications goals. Starting her career as a reporter for a division of Ziff Davis and IDG Tech Network, she went on to work at a number of leading technology firms and one of the top global PR agencies, Edelman. Her clients have included Apple, EDS, Ericsson, Nokia and Microsoft, as well as innovative start-ups.
 
Sandra is an expert in media relations, crisis communications, brand reputation and executive visibility. She is a sought-after speaker and writer on brand reputation with commentary appearing in CNN, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Huffington Post and U.S. News & World Report. Sandra also regularly provides training to c-level executives on corporate communications strategies – including crisis response in the digital age.
 
Sandra is currently on the board of PR Council and PRSA-NY and has been recognized as one of PRNews Top Women in PR, a PRNews PR Professional of the Year finalist, and a Bulldog PR Agency Professional of the Year. She holds a BA degree in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Steven Aiello
Steven Aiello

Chief Security and Compliance Architect AHEAD

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Steven Aiello

Steven Aiello is a chief security and compliance architect with AHEAD; a technology firm based out of Chicago. At AHEAD, Steven works closely with client’s infrastructure and security teams as well as critical infrastructure teams across security, storage and virtualization silos.
 
Steven previously was an enterprise architect at Online Tech in Ann Arbor, MI, a local managed service provider. At Online Tech, Steven was responsible for designing the company’s critical infrastructure including virtualization, storage and security initiatives across five data centers. Designs were in line with client needs, which included primarily banking and healthcare verticals. Steven holds a Bachelor of Arts in technology management, and a Master of Science with a concentration in information assurance from Eastern Michigan University.
 
His certifications include CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional), ISACA CISA, SANS GSEC, SANS GCIH, VMware VCP (VMware Certified Professional), VMware VCAP-DCD (VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Design), and Cisco CCNA (Cisco certified Network Associate).

Sean Blenkhorn
Sean Blenkhorn

Vice President, Sales Engineering & Advisory Services eSentire

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Sean Blenkhorn
Roger Johnston
Roger Johnston

CEO/Security Philosopher Right Brain Sekurity

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Roger Johnston

Roger G. Johnston, Ph.D., CPP is head of Right Brain Sekurity, a company devoted to security consulting, vulnerability assessments, and R&D.  Roger received his Bachelor’s Degree from Carleton College in 1977, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Colorado in 1983. 

Dr. Johnston was founder and head of the Vulnerability Assessments Teams at Los Alamos National Laboratory (1985-2007) and Argonne National Laboratory (2007-2015).  He has provided consulting, training, vulnerability assessments, and R&D on security for over 70 companies, NGOs, and government agencies, including IAEA, DoD, DOE/NNSA, NSF, Department of State, and intelligence agencies.

Roger has won numerous awards for his work.  He holds 10 U.S. patents, has authored more than 200 technical papers and book chapters, and has given 90+ invited talks, including 6 Keynote Addresses at national and international conferences.  Dr. Johnston has frequently been interviewed for his views on security by bloggers and journalists. He serves as editor of The Journal of Physical Security.

Mark Contatore
Mark Contatore

Sr. Manager of Security Solutions Bomgar

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Mark Contatore

Chris Stoneff came to Bomgar through the acquisition of Lieberman Software where he oversaw product management, quality assurance and technical support, and was responsible for meeting the real-world needs of the company’s customers. Mr. Stoneff has over 20 years of systems administration, consulting, training, and product management experience. An accomplished consultant and technical trainer, he has taught thousands of administrators on fundamental and advanced cybersecurity concepts and technologies.

Andrew Tsonchev
Andrew Tsonchev

Director of Technology, Darktrace Industrial Darktrace

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Andrew Tsonchev
Colin McKinty
Colin McKinty

Vice President of Cyber Security Strategy, Americas BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

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Colin McKinty

Colin McKinty, VP of Cyber Security Strategy, Americas at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, has held various roles at the company in the both the US and UK.  Upon completing a Masters of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, he then went on to receive his PhD from the University of Surrey (UK) in 2001.  He has spent more than a decade helping a wide range of customers enhance and protect their organizations with information intelligence and advanced analytic tools and processes.  He moved from the company’s HQ in the UK to the US in 2007 to run BAE Systems Applied Intelligence’s federal business, which led to a new role: Cyber Lead for the Americas. This enabled him to focus on supporting organizations in the commercial sector. Since 2013, he has been the driving force behind BAE Applied Intelligence’s success in breaking into the security market in the Americas. Colin has a strong technical background with many years of practical experience developing analytics coupled with the business experience needed to speak with decision makers at all levels of an organization.

Adrienne McEwan
Adrienne McEwan

Cloud Security CSE Cisco

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Adrienne McEwan

Adrienne McEwan is a Consulting Systems Engineer at Cisco with several years worth of product knowledge pertaining to Internet based threats.  She worked on the Content Security team solidifying her knowledge with Web and Email based threats before transitioning to the Cloud Security team where she now focuses on DNS, Web, and Cloud application based threats. Adrienne is passionate about teaching endusers how to protect themselves from malware, ransomware, phishing, and Oauth attacks. Adrienne lives in the United States where she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and worldwide travel with her daughter.

Roy Katmor
Roy Katmor

CEO enSilo

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Roy Katmor

Roy Katmor is the CEO of enSilo. Roy is a 15-year seasoned product manager and security market strategist, combining strong technical knowledge with proven sales and marketing skills. Prior to enSilo, Roy led Akamai’s security strategy. Before that, he managed Imperva’s data security products and architecture management. Additionally, Roy held various product management and R&D leading roles at several international public and privately-held companies. Roy holds a BSc in Information Systems from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and MBA in finance and business strategy from the Hebrew University.

William Malik
William Malik

VP, Infrastructure Strategies  Trend Micro

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William Malik

Bill helps clients achieve an effective information security posture spanning endpoints, networks, servers, cloud, and the Internet of Things.  This involves technology, policy, and procedures, and impacts acquisition/development through deployment, operations, maintenance, and replacement or retirement.

During his four-decade IT career, Bill has worked as an application programmer with the John Hancock Insurance company; an OS developer, tester, and planner with IBM; a research director and manager at Gartner for the Information Security Strategies service and the Application Integration and Middleware service, and served as CTO of Waveset, an identity management vendor acquired by Sun. He ran his own consulting business providing information security, disaster recovery, identity management, and enterprise solution architecture services for clients including Motorola, AIG, and Silver Lake Partners. Bill has over 160 publications and has spoken at numerous events worldwide.

Bill attended MIT, majoring in Mathematics. He is a member of CT InfraGard and ISACA.

Ben Sadeghipour
Ben Sadeghipour

Hacker Operations Lead HackerOne

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Ben Sadeghipour

Ben is a the Hacker Operations Lead at HackerOne, the #1 most popular bug bounty platform by day, and a hacker by night. Prior to joining HackerOne, he has helped identify and exploit over 500 security vulnerabilities across 100s of web and mobile applications for companies such as Yahoo, Airbnb, Snapchat, The US Department of Defense, Yelp, Github, and more. He also invested time in the security community, by creating a community of 200+ active hackers who share ideas and their experience. He has also held a few free workshops  and trainings to teach others about security and web application hacking.
 

Jeremy Batterman
Jeremy Batterman

SpiderLabs Global Lead Intel Fusion TrustWave

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Jeremy Batterman
Kevin Malesky
Kevin Malesky

Cloud Security Specialist Check Point Software

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Kevin Malesky

Kevin Malesky is a Cloud Practice Leader with Check Point Software.  For over decade, Kevin has been a trusted advisor to industry leading enterprise organizations and partners in the Central U.S. His diverse background ranging from data center technology and security, network virtualization, and expertise in cloud computing has given him a well-rounded understanding of the needs and challenges organizations face on a daily basis. Kevin’s background has given him an appreciation of the unique and significant changes that cloud adoption brings to each individual organization.

Leerun Laizerovich
Leerun Laizerovich

Director of Cloud Security Symantec

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Leerun Laizerovich
Martin Holste
Martin Holste

CTO, Cloud FireEye

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Martin Holste
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