Greg Bee, Chief Information Security Officer, Pekin Insurance
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) whose qualifications include a degree in Information Technology and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA); and certifications such as C|CISO, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, including detailed knowledge of complex security infrastructure and information security management for leading insurance and financial firm that includes security tools, technologies and information security best practices. Over thirty-four years of information technology experience, and twenty years of Chief Information Security Officer experience in the management, creation and deployment of solutions protecting networks, systems and information assets for Financial and Insurance firms enterprise-wide information security programs.
Phil Burnett, EVP, Security Operations and CISO, High Wire Networks
Phil Burnett is High Wire Networks’ Chief Information Security Officer and head of operations for the Company’s cybersecurity business unit Overwatch Managed Security. Burnett brings more than two decades of executive security experience and credentials. He was formerly the CISO and director of IT Security at R1 RCM Inc. and a Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager at Sentinel Technologies. Also, during his career he spent five years as HIPAA Chief Security Officer and DIACAP Information Assurance Officer for Delta Dental. Burnett is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). He also has certifications in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials (GSEC).
Keith Conlee, Chief Security Officer, IT, College of DuPage
Keith Conlee has over 30 years in the Information Technology field delivering innovative and effective solutions including working at the National Security Agency (NSA), Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technology, and is currently the Chief Security Officer for Information Technology at the College of DuPage. His duties are focused on building strong security governance, security policy/procedure and risk management programs including Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Keith is a Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP)™, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), and a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP). He is an active member in the ISC2, ISACA, PCI Security Standards Council, and the BRPA of Chicagoland. His undergraduate and graduate education is in Computer Science, and with an added Law Degree gives Keith the unique ability to interpret and align technical legal regulatory compliance and business objectives.
Victor Hsiang, CISO, GATX
Victor Hsiang is an accomplished Information Security, Risk and IT Professional with over 19 years of experience working within the Financial Services and Healthcare sectors. He has an established track record of delivering successful IT and Information Security solutions that manages risk while supporting business requirements. His experience includes implementation of technology, security audits, risk assessments, information records management, privacy concerns, compliance and legal issues related to security, forensics, security practices and policy development. He currently leads the Information Security program at GATX Corporation.
Jim Kastle, CISO, Conagra Brands
Jim Kastle joined the Conagra Brands team in 2016 in the newly created position of Chief Information Security Officer. He has numerous years of experience in leadership and professional development focusing on the IT, information security, risk management and audit disciplines. Previously, Jim was the Chief Security Officer at Diebold, Inc. and the VP of Information Security and Risk Management at Cardinal Health, as well as the inaugural CISO at Delphi Automotive. Jim has also worked at VWR International, JP Morgan Chase and Arthur Andersen, all in similar roles.
Jim spent the early part of his career as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy. He was a member of an F/A-18 squadron during Desert Storm, and subsequently assigned to the Pentagon working in the Intelligence Directorate of the Joint Staff. Other assignments included two back-to-back tours overseas with multi-year assignments in Australia and Japan.
Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree from Wright State University, and a MBA from Marymount University. He has several information technology-related certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Jim is originally from Dayton, Ohio.
Fred Kwong, Ph.D., CISO & AVP Security, Identity & Operations, Delta Dental Plans Association
Dr. Fred Kwong has been in the information technology field for the past 15 years in working in education, financial, and telecommunication sectors. Fred currently works at a Farmers Insurance where he currently is the Global Head of Privileged Access Control. Fred is currently building a new program seeking to govern, control, and profile privileged identities throughout the enterprise.
Fred’s work includes the creation of security and privacy policies, standards, and procedures. He is a subject matter expert in PCI, leading organizations to pass their report on compliance. With an extensive background in IT technologies, Fred continues to challenge the status quo by providing guidance in security and network architecture creating holistic designs that align to todays’ threat vector for organizations.
Fred has a passion of combining IT skills with organization development values. His broad range of IT skills has allowed him to view IT from many different paradigms and present them to the business partners in an easy to understand language. Fred servers as an adjunct professor at Benedictine and Roosevelt University teaching courses in international business, organization behavior, project management, and information systems. He holds a Ph.D. from Benedictine University and earned his master’s degree in business administration from Roosevelt University. Fred is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), and a PCI Professional (PCIP).
Edward Marchewka, VP, IT and Quality Services, & Strategic Planning, Gift of Hope
Edward Marchewka is the Vice President of Information Technology for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network. In his role, Edward is responsible for maintaining and securing the infrastructure for 24/7/365 operations, supporting the IT customer environment, and delivering and supporting the enterprise applications that run Gift of Hope. His teams work with Gift of Hope’s internal and external customers to deliver high quality information and technology services. Edward is also the Founder and Creator of CHICAGO Metrics™, a platform to a program to help manage your company’s key IT and Information Security risks enabling you to have a better conversation with business leadership in terms that they understand.
Mitch Parker, CISO, Indiana University Health
Mitchell Parker, MBA, CISSP, is the CISO, at IU Health. Mitch has eleven years’ experience in this role, having established effective organization-wide programs at multiple organizations. He is responsible for providing policy and governance oversight and research, third-party vendor guidance, proactive vulnerability research and threat modeling services, payment card and financial systems security, and security research to IU Health and IU School of Medicine. In this role, Mitch collaborates across the organization and with multiple third parties to improve the people, processes, and technologies used to facilitate security and privacy for the benefit of IU Health’s patients and team members.
Mitch also actively researches and publishes in the academic community. He is an adjunct lecturer in Health Informatics at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, and also guest lectures at multiple universities, including IUPUI, Purdue, and IU Kelley School of Business. He has also published peer-reviewed papers with collaborators across the world. Previous to his move to Indiana, Mitch was an Adjunct Professor in the Information Technology and Cyber Security (ITACS) program at the Fox School of Business at Temple University, where he taught MIS5903, the Cyber Security capstone course.
He also publishes in multiple publications, including CSO Magazine, Healthcare IT News, HealthsystemCIO.com, Security Current, Healthcare Scene, and HIMSS’ blog. He also has contributed a chapter for an upcoming Cybersecurity in Healthcare textbook, an essay to Voices of Innovation, which was published in March 2019 by HIMSS, and has a chapter in an upcoming book on Healthcare Cybersecurity for the American Bar Association’s Health Law section. Mitch has also been quoted in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, ISMG, HealthITSecurity, and Becker’s Hospital Review.
Mitch also is a prolific presenter, having presented at Black Hat, DEFCON Recon and Biohacking Villages, IEEE TechIgnite, the national HIMSS conference multiple times, the HIMSS Security Forum, multiple ISMG Healthcare conferences, multiple regional HIMSS conferences, Becker’s IT+Revenue Cycle conference, and numerous other regional and national conferences.
Leon Ravenna, CISO, KAR Global
Leon Ravenna, CISO – KAR Global – Leon has over 30 years’ experience in Healthcare, Financial Services and Technology companies. He leads Global Security Strategy, Privacy and Compliance services.
Leon is currently CISO of a $2.5B multi-national company in the auto auction and financial services space. Providing Security, Privacy & Compliance expertise for over 10,000 employees. Leon has led nationwide support, Web & CRM development efforts, data center builds & heavy infrastructure for SaaS companies in the medical and financial space.
Leon has extensive experience in Regulatory, Compliance & Privacy having managed ISO27001, HIPAA, SSAE-16, PCI and NIST system builds and audits. In addition to holding a PMP and CISSP. Leon is one of a very small group world-wide to hold 6 major Global Privacy certifications including CIPM, CIPP/ C and CIPP/ E, CIPP/ G, CIPP/ US and FIP.
Mark Sangster, VP, Industry Security Strategist, Chief Evangelist, eSentire
As a member of the LegalSec Council with the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Mark Sangster is a cybersecurity evangelist who has spent significant time researching and speaking to peripheral factors influencing the way that legal firms integrate cybersecurity into their day-to-day operations. In addition to his passion for cybersecurity, Mark’s 20-year sales and marketing career was established with industry giants like Intel Corporation, BlackBerry, and Cisco Systems.
Mark’s experience unites a strong technical aptitude and an intuitive understanding of regulatory agencies. During his time at BlackBerry, Mark worked on the first secure devices for government agencies. Since then, he has continued to build mutually beneficial relationships with regulatory agencies in key sectors. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a Business Diploma from Humber College.
Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech
Annur Sumar is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP and technology consultant in the areas of Infrastructure Design, Enterprise Content Management, CRM, Microsoft Azure, System Center and Cloud Technologies. Annur is an industry recognized leader and independent speaker around strategic service automation, technology driven process improvements, IT service alignment, engineering best practices and operations management. All of which are targeted in his presentations to helping businesses with complex IT environments lower Total Cost of Ownership and raising Return On Investments.
Prior to joining a Microsoft Partner Consulting firm, Annur served as a Vice President of Technology for Duff & Phelps. One of the world’s leading independent financial advisory firms serving client needs in the areas of valuation, investment banking, transaction advice, and dispute consulting. During his tenure at Duff & Phelps, Annur worked closely with Microsoft product teams and case study managers in providing invaluable feedback around how businesses such as his were able to benefit from cloud technologies that were molded into business solutions. As a Microsoft MVP and industry expert, Annur brings 10 years of experience to work actively with other MVPs and Microsoft Partners to provide industry insight and strategic direction.
Bob Turner, CISO and Director, Office of Cybersecurity, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Full biography coming soon!
Pat Walsh, CMO, Tufin
As CMO, Pat Walsh oversees all of Tufin’s marketing activities. He brings over 25 years of experience in the IT infrastructure software industry, specializing in building strategies that have accelerated growth and created strong market positions for his previous companies.
Pat was most recently head of marketing at Core Security, which was acquired by Courion. Prior to Core, he was the CMO of Talend, a leading big data and enterprise integration vendor. Earlier in his career, he ran marketing organizations at Progress Software, IONA Technologies, and Solid (acquired by IBM). Pat spent the first ten years of his career at HP. He received his BA degree in Engineering and Economics and his Masters in Engineering Management from Dartmouth College.
Morgan Wright, Chief Security Advisor, SentinelOne
Morgan is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy and cyberterrorism. As Chief Security Advisor for SentinelOne, Morgan brings his experience as a seasoned moderator, technology analyst, and former law enforcement advisor. Morgan is a Senior Fellow at The Center for Digital Government, and the chief technology analyst for Fox News and Fox Business on cybersecurity, cyberterrorism, national security and intelligence. His landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable information. He has made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print and web, and has spoken to audiences around the world. Previously Morgan was a Senior Advisor in the US State Department Antiterrorism Assistance Program and Senior Law Enforcement Advisor for the 2012 Republican National Convention. In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world.
A highly seasoned interviewer and moderator, Morgan has helped the largest companies in the world shape and change markets through effective, engaging interviews with senior executives and newsmakers in the complex world of cybersecurity and cyberterrorism. Whether it’s moderating a product launch panel discussion with the world’s most famous hacker, or interviewing the CIO of the world’s largest security company, Morgan delivers with compelling questions and insight honed by 30 years of expertise. This includes over 400 appearances on national news shows where he’s been interviewed as well by the best in the business. Discussion and interview goals are always to inspire, inform and entertain with just the right amount of humor and wit.
In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement as a highly decorated state trooper and detective, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world including Cisco, SAIC, Unisys and Alcatel-Lucent/Bell Labs. He’s a contributing author for the 4th Edition Computer Security Handbook, and has been quoted in 2 New York Times best sellers (Sharyl Attkisson: Stonewalled and Carmine Gallow: Talk Like TED).