Joe Voje

CISO, City of San Francisco

Mr. Voje currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for The University of Texas –Pan American, where he is developing an Information Security program and Privacy practice for one of the nation’s largest Hispanic serving institutions of higher education. As former Naval Officer, Mr. Voje, served in many roles related to cyber security and information assurance for the U.S. Navy.

Tari Schreider

Cybersecurity Strategist, Architect & Instructor

Tari is a recognized industry expert in the fields of cybersecurity, risk management and business continuity. Formerly a Distinguished Technologist and Chief Security Architect for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, he has worked tirelessly to design, build, and oversee some of the world’s largest InfoSec programs to defend against the most aggressive and persistent attackers. Tari is dual board certified in information security and business continuity. Today, Tari privately consults to organizations that are in need of his years of practical experience, programmatic approach to securing information and assets and have nowhere else to turn. He is also the author of the Manager’s Guide to Cybersecurity Law.

Juan Gomez-Sanchez

CSO, Lennar

Mr. Gomez-Sanchez has over 16 years of Information Security experience. He has focused his entire professional life to pursue excellence in the field of Information Security.  Juan Gomez-Sanchez, has been tasked throughout his career with building and managing world-class, enterprise security organizations. His keen perspective of security as a business enabler has allowed Juan to deliver high performance solutions and organization to address large and complex security challenges. He has led such initiatives in organizations like Delta AirLines, CheckFree Corporation (now and division of Fiserv) and Cybertrust (now Verizon Business).

Zachery S. Mitcham

Chief Information Security and Compliance Officer at North Carolina Central University

Jerry Chappee

Cybersecurity Test Branch Chief, Missile Defense Agency

Jerry Chappee is the Chief of Threat and Vulnerability for US STRATEGIC Command and is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army. He has been involved with information security for over 20 years and has held a number of CISO, CTO and CIO positions.  He has over a dozen technology certs from Cisco and Microsoft and has the CISSP, Army penetration testing and forensics certifications and NSA IAM/IEM certifications. Jerry also has an MBA in Technology Management.  He has given hundreds of seminars and classes on Ethical Hacking and Cyber Defense, Attack and Exploitation focusing on Wireless Attacks, Wireless Security, TCP/IP Security, Windows security, Intrusion detection, Firewalls, Network Security, Operating System hardening, VPN’s and Security policies and Auditing requirements for HIPPA and DOD.

Keith Rayle

Security Strategist, Fortinet

Mr. Rayle is a Security professional with over 20 years of direct experience in security sales, consulting, management and leadership. He is currently a security strategist for technologies and processes. A key part of his job role is the translation of security drivers into business support programs. The creation of security strategies, communication of program value to the business, and integration of board level security concerns to operational portfolio activities are key strengths. He has been a member of the Global PCI Council, a Managing Consultant with IBM as well as an Associate Partner. He has also provided executive advisory services for various industries and has a wide range of regulatory experience that includes PCI, SOX, FFIEC/FIDC, HIPAA and NERC CIP. Mr. Rayle regularly presents at summits and industry trade shows, and assists in writing industry certification exams.

Lois Boliek

Strategist, IT Security and Assurance, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Lois Boliek is the global manager for the HP Technology Consulting IT Assurance Program.  The goal of IT Assurance is to integrate security across all service portfolios and advanced solutions. The focus is to “assure” security is architected into all client solutions and offer security-enabling services as a competitive differentiator for HP Technology Consulting. Boliek has a proven track record as well as field experience in security practice leadership, sales support and portfolio development.

Dr. Curtis Levinson

Private Consultancy and United States Cyber Defense Advisor to NATO

A highly innovative and proven cyber executive and technologist with over 25 years of focused and very successful experience in Cyber Security/Defense, Continuity/Recovery of Operations and Information Governance. Extensive professional experience with public and private organizations at all levels of scale. Develops, implements and directs highly successful security, cloud and governance programs. Designs and implements both strategic and tactical information security architectures and best practices for organizations with a wide variety of risk postures in complex and distributed environments. Highly skilled at crafting global strategy development and organizational analysis for secure and recoverable enterprise and global network designs based on traditional and cloud based topologies. Served with distinction, two sitting Presidents of the United States, two Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chief Justice of the United States.

Betty Lambuth

President & CEO, Information Technology Solutions & Security

Ms. Lambuth has over 35 years’ experience in Information Technology (IT), networks, application development, information security, cyber security, privacy, cloud services, risk management, compliance, Certification and Accreditation (C&A), Information Assurance (IA), and other security or privacy assessments. She is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in security authorization and regulatory compliance including NIST, FedRAMP and international regulations and her certifications include CISSP, ISSMP, CAP, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, NSA-IAM, NSA-IEM, C|CISO, CIPM. She designed and implemented the first cybercast from the White House and led an award-winning team of the Hammer Award for Excellence from Vice President Al Gore.

Ron Baklarz

CISO at Amtrak

Ron Baklarz has over twenty years in the Information Security field developing “first-of-a-kind” information security programs within government, military, and private sector organizations including the Naval Nuclear Program, U.S. House of Representatives, Prudential Insurance Company, MedStar Health, and Amtrak. Ron is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Amtrak and he has held various information security consulting, technical, and operational positions throughout his career.

Jim Gridley

Senior Director of Security (Military and Government Markets)

As Senior Director Carlson WagonLit Travel ( CWT) Military and Government organization this position requires cross functional support across multiple operational domains. Responsible for managing and overseeing security compliance and the overall security program for Civilian and Military Government Travel ($2.9 Billion) in which our business supports. This program is based on ISO 17799, with particular emphasis on Payment Card industry requirements (PCI). The security program framework includes management of Technical, Management and Operational controls under the guidelines of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) and the Federal Information Processing standard (FIPS) requirements. Responsibilities includes policy enforcement, conducting Security Awareness Training, Incident response and reporting, Intrusion and Vulnerability assessments, Risk and System Security management, personnel security background Investigations processing, Continuous monitoring and Contingency and Disaster planning.

Michael Woodson

Senior Vice President Taino Consultant Group

A Senior Security Management professional with an extensive background in Network and Information Security, Data Privacy, Fraud Management, Technical Investigations, Regulatory Compliance and Policy Development, Litigation Preparedness, Enterprise Governance, Risk Management, Computer Forensics and Application Security Threats and Countermeasures. He has 12 years of Law Enforcement experience obtained directly from the Boston Police Department and over 20 years of combined experience in Computer Forensics and Technology which includes conducting electronic evidence discovery investigations and litigation support for matters related to Internal Fraud, Intellectual Property Theft, Embezzlement, SEC issues, and Network Intrusions.

Charles L. (Chuck) McGann

Chief Cyber Strategist for CRGT

Jim Rutt

CIO, Dana Foundation

Jim Rutt, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, C|CISO, CCSK, is the Chief Information Officer at the Dana Foundation. His responsibilities include providing strategic planning for information and technology management and overseeing all back office technology operations necessary to support the Foundation. Jim is an early adopter of cutting edge cloud security solutions, having led Dana through a complete cloud transformation three years ago. Jim has frequently spoken to peer organizations on corporate cybersecurity strategy and risk management, and also advises early stage technology companies on their sales strategy to the financial and healthcare sector. Jim is a graduate of Stetson University, where he received a B.B.A. degree. He has 22 years of technology experience (spanning financial, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors) and has been at Dana for nine years. Jim has presented at multiple CIO and leadership conferences and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal (among other publications) for his view on mobile security and governance. Jim is President and Chairman of the Board of Technology Affinity Group (TAG) and is Vice President and Board Director for the New York Metro Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, and is a member of CIO4Good, as well as a founding advisory board member of BWG Strategy LLC, a Work-Bench Venture Capital Mentor/Advisor, advisor to Lightspeed Ventures, a Silicon Venture capital company, and board advisor to multiple startups including Baffle, Axonius, Minerva Labs and Pixm.

Chris Mandelaris

Chief Information Security Officer, Elevations Credit Union

Bruno Fonseca


As the Chief Information Security Officer at AXA Gulf, Bruno Fonseca oversees the areas of Information Security, Business Continuity & Crisis Management and IT Compliance and Risk, and is responsible for 4 countries (UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain). As a Certified CISO and senior Information Security Professional with more than 19 years of experience in the Security and Operational Resiliency fields, he brings tremendous technical leadership and operational expertise to the company. Prior to joining AXA Gulf, Fonseca worked with some of the largest international Telecom and Insurance Groups, leading his teams towards best-in-class technology practices across all platforms and systems. Having started his career in the Military, he gained valuable experience in a variety of fields that has helped him succeed in the corporate landscape. Throughout his career, he has witnessed the steep increase in the complexity of the Information Security world and has worked on the continual improvement of the security practice in mature entities as well as establishing new security practices from scratch. Bruno is an active contributor in the Information Security community, and has been a keynote speaker at several conferences in Europe and the Middle East, on topics including Security breaches, Security trends, etc. He is also known to translate tech jargon into everyday language that is easily understandable by all business units.

Ahmed Nabil

IS&T Director & CISO, PGESCo

Alex Leon

CISO, Dime Community Bank

Alex Leon is the CISO at Dime Community Bank, a $6 Billion institution located in Brooklyn, New York. Alex has over 25 years of experience working in the Financial Services industry, including 18 years at Citibank and 4 years at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking. He has experience working in all 3 Lines of Defense (IT/IS, Risk, Audit). He has some of the most recognized Information Security certifications such as: C|CISO, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, CBCP, CTPRP and CSX-f. Alex has a Master of Science in IT Management from Colorado Technical University; and has recently earned a CISO Executive Program Certification from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Policy. He is a Cybersecurity Advisory Board Member at Rutgers University, New Jersey. Alex is the first CISO at Dime Community Bank and reports directly to the Chief Risk Officer. He briefs the Bank’s Board of Directors at least quarterly. In his free time he shares his knowledge and industry experience with those entering the cybersecurity field. He is a Learning Tree Cybersecurity Instructor and enjoys skydiving during the summer months.

Jothi Dugar

CISO, National Institute of Health

Jothi Dugar is a multidimensional executive, business owner, and entrepreneur, whose diverse career has included senior leadership roles in Cybersecurity, IT, Project management, Training, and Engineering. A pioneer in her field, and one of the few leading women across the globe in the Healthcare Cyber Industry, she is a Chief Information Security Officer for the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda, MD. Her passion is to empower women and young girls to pursue technical & leadership jobs and break the glass ceiling.

Jothi is also the Director of a Dance School in Virginia called BollyNatyam Masala, where young girls and boys are taught to express themselves through the performing arts while giving back to community and helping those in need. She also owns a holistic healing practice called, The Power of Healing 360 that helps people learn about and heal themselves naturally minimizing the need for conventional medicine and invasive treatments. Jothi is a dedicated wife and mother of three. Her much anticipated new book, will be out in 2019 called Women Underrated – Breaking through the smog to find your light.

Michelle Tuggle

President / CEO, Cyber Assurance Consultants, LLC, Senior Information Security Officer, DOJ

Nick Bruno

CISO at Monster