SINETSilicon Valley 2023




As of March 15, 2023

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Selim Aissi
Global Chief Information Security Officer
Blackhawk Network

Andres Andreu

Andres Andreu
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

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Expert with strong business acumen, well-versed in current technological trends, and familiar with a variety of business concepts. Professional who provides effective technical leadership in all aspects of the business. Successfully communicates with employees, stakeholders, and customers to ensure the company’s technologies are used appropriately. Reviews and optimizes software development processes to ensure consistent and predictable delivery. A proven track record in information security management, software engineering, cyber and web application security, web infrastructure design, and technical team management. Demonstrates support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization’s effectiveness and security.


Michael Antico
Deputy CISO
Capital Group

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Jerry Archer
SVP/Chief Security Officer
Sallie Mae Bank

Linus Barloon Chief Information Security Officer United States Senate

Linus Barloon II
Chief Information Security Officer
United States Senate


Deepali Bhoite
Chief Information Security Officer

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Deepali Bhoite is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Anaplan. She has more than 18 years of experience in enterprise and technology software and is known to be a leader who sets the vision, creates the strategy, and ensures outstanding execution for Information Security, Risk Management and Information Technology, assuring system confidentiality, integrity, availability, and risk mitigation.

Deepali has served in variety of positions in her career, including security analyst, engineer, security architect and several management positions. Prior to CISO, Deepali led the Identity and Access Management, Application Security and Vulnerability Management programs at Anaplan. She has also has built security programs for several organizations, including Servicenow, IBM, USG, and other Security Service providers. Deepali has a MS degree in Computer Science from California State University and continues her leadership training with the Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Ed Borrero

Eddie Borrero
Vice President and
Chief Information Security Officer
Blue Shield of California

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As a thought leader in the Information Security industry with over 20 years of executive leadership experience, I am inspired by the challenge of connecting business and security to enable business growth and customer confidence.

Beth-Anne Bygum SVP, Chief Security and Compliance Officer Acxiom

Beth-Anne Bygum
SVP, Chief Security and Compliance Officer

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Beth-Anne Bygum serves as Chief Security & Compliance Officer for Acxiom. In this role, Beth-Anne is responsible for all aspects of Acxiom’s global cyber security strategy, enterprise risk management program and information risk governance. Collaborating with leaders across the company, she advances innovative security solutions to enable digital and cloud transformation strategies.

With more than 25 years of experience directing programs related to information security, risk management, IT compliance, information governance and IT training, her diverse experience enables Beth-Anne to successfully transform teams, deliver results and lead multi-functional organizations. Before joining Acxiom, she was Senior Director, Information Security and Technology, at McKesson Corporation and held various management positions at Amgen Inc.

Beth-Anne is a member of Acxiom’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness) Council and the co-founder of Acxiom Black Employee Network (ABEN), one of Acxiom’s Business Resource Groups.

Beth-Anne holds a master’s degree in management and leadership from University of La Verne and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Rutgers University. She is an active board member of the area Republican Woman’s Committee. In addition, Beth-Anne and her husband volunteer their time to assist transitioning military members into the civilian workforce and support creating economic opportunities through STEM and Cybersecurity returnship programs. They live outside Austin, Texas.

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Rajeev Chand
Partner & Head of Research
Wing Venture Capital

Susan Chiang Deputy CISO Cloudflare

Susan Chiang
Deputy CISO

Jonathan Chow Chief Information Security Officer Genesys

Jonathan Chow
Chief Information Security Officer

Edna Conway

Edna Conway
VP, Security & Risk Officer
Azure Hardware Systems & Infrastructure


Robert Costello
Chief Information Officer
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Sangram Dash Head of CyberSecurity CDK Global

Sangram Dash
Head of CyberSecurity
CDK Global

Sangram Dash is a specialist in designing, developing, and executing Cyber Security, and Product Risk Programs with 10+ years of experience in the FinTech industry. Mr. Dash is passionate about building secure and compliant software products. Presently he leads the Cyber Security function at CDK Global, an automobile ERP Software as Service (SAS) and solution provider. CDK enables the movement of >2% of US GDP on its systems. Prior to CDK, Mr. Dash led the Cyber Security and Privacy function at Fast.Co, a consumer identity platform backed by Stripe. Before Fast.Co, he led the Cyber Security and Technology Risk function at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Square. He spent six years at PayPal, leading the Product Risk Assurance function focusing on Venmo and Braintree. Mr. Dash has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. His professional certifications include CISSP, CDPSE, and CISM.

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Kirsten Davies
Chief Information Security Officer

Kirsten Davies, Global CISO for Unilever, is a hands-on, vibrant leader of enterprise risk, cybersecurity transformation, technology innovation, and cultural uplift.

With a wealth of experience across multiple industries and continents with five Global and Fortune 250 companies, Kirsten has served as SVP and CISO for The Estee Lauder Companies, Managing Director and Chief Security Officer for Barclays Africa/ ABSA), and Deputy CISO for both Hewlett Packard Enterprises and Siemens. Previous roles found her at key leadership positions in Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte Australia.

Kirsten’s academic background includes International Politics & Government (BA degree), and master’s level course in International Law, Business and Human Rights (The Johns Hopkins University and the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France).

As a passionate Advocate and Mentor for several non-profits and women’s initiatives, Kirsten supports the A21 Campaign, NURU, the NOMI Network, Women in Technology, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Guy Delp

Guy Delp
Vice President, Global Information Security

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Guy Delp is the Deputy CISO and Vice President of Global Information Security for Pfizer. In this role Guy leads a global team focused on the security and resilience of Pfizer’s scientific information and operational assets. Through world-class talent, governance, and technology controls the Global Information Security team ensures that cybersecurity is an enabler to Pfizer’s purpose of delivering “breakthroughs that change patients’ lives”.

Prior to joining Pfizer, Guy spent 15 years at the Lockheed Martin Corporation where he held a multitude of leadership roles. His senior most role was as the Director of Cyber & Data Analytics where he led an organization of 1,400 engineers focused on Defense, Intelligence and Commercial
cybersecurity programs.

Guy received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Embry-Riddle University and a Master of Systems and Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida. He lives with his wife and three children in Limerick, Pennsylvania.

Jim Eckart Chief Security Advisor Microsoft

Jim Eckart
Chief Security Advisor

Casper Eloff Head of Corporate Security The Mosaic Company

Casper Eloff
Head of Corporate Security
The Mosaic Company

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Casper is a Certified Security Management Professional with extensive global security experience in a corporate, operations and field environment. He is an expert in executive level advisement, department establishment, management and improvement with very strong communications and interpersonal skills. Further expertise is in security technology & development with analytical problem solving, strategic deployment and further development of an organization’s personnel and assets. He is a specialist in global security management with an established network, corporate security department development and advanced management thereof in the office, operations, and field environments. He has proven ability to improve operating procedures and productivity by applying industry best practices tailored to the organization’s requirement and need through effective research, technology convergence, gap analysis, audits, and risk assessments.

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Carey Frey
Chief Security Officer & Vice President

Accomplished cyber security executive with over twenty years of combined technical, government and industry experience. Seeking to expand Canada’s national and commercial cyber security capabilities. Skilled in Enterprise Risk Management, IT & Cyber Security Strategy, Corporate Security and Leadership. Strong technical professional with a Masters of Public Policy & Public Administration from Carleton University and Bachelor of Science from University of Regina.

Al Ghous Chief Information Security Officer Snapdocs

Al Ghous
Chief Information Security Officer

Javier Gonzalez Former CISO - Mexico Barclays

Javier Gonzalez
Former CISO – Mexico

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Javier Gonzalez is a former Chief Information Security Officer for the Mexico branch of a top 20 Global Bank .

Javier is a senior executive with over 25 years in the information and cyber security space with a passionate focus on technology, strategy, market share expansion, sales growth, and merger & acquisitions. Javier possesses strong acumen inclusive of architecting and executing strategic plans and cyber disruption & innovation roadmaps. Javier is an active advisory board and committee member across several technology, cyber defense, and IT companies.

With a demonstrable leadership record centered in efficacy, he has successfully strategized a wide array of initiatives in the areas of governance, risk, and compliance, cyber security due diligence, and disruptive transformation. He enjoys vast experience as Chief Technology and Information Security officer, driving cost down, improving tech life cycle, and enhancing quality & efficiency of the security posture.

Respected by the community as a thought leader and expert, he has provided industry-bleeding edge solutions.

In 2022, Javier completed the Program in Board Governance with the Board Ready Institute. He holds certifications as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA).

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Brian Harrell
VP & Chief Security Officer

Brian currently serves as the Vice President and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at AVANGRID, an energy company with assets and operations in 24 states. He is responsible for the company’s cybersecurity, privacy, physical security, threat management, and business continuity.

In 2018, Brian was appointed by the President of the United States to serve as the sixth Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was also the first Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He has spent time during his career in the US Marine Corps and various private sector agencies with the goal of protecting the United States from security threats.

Brian is a Board Member and Strategic Advisor to many great companies.

Gary Hayslip

Gary Hayslip
Chief Information Security Officer
SoftBank Investment Advisers

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Experienced Global CISO with repeated success delivering innovative security programs to safeguard billion-dollar enterprises at every touchpoint. Intensely focused on driving continuous improvement that maximizes security program efficiency and minimizes costs. Demonstrated ability to collaborate at all levels to champion new ideas, gain buy-in, and build consensus. Brings this wealth of information technology, security leadership, and risk management experience to his current role as the senior security executive for SoftBank Investment Advisers – The Vision Fund, Vision Fund II, and SoftBank Group International – The LATAM Fund, The Opportunity Fund, and The Tech Fund. Previous executive roles include multiple CISO, CIO, Deputy Director of IT, and Chief Privacy Officer roles for the U.S. Navy (Active Duty), the U.S. Navy (Federal Government employee), the City of San Diego California, and Webroot Software.

Proven cybersecurity professional; demonstrated an exceptional record of communication and public speaking skills; adept at presenting multifaceted security & risk concepts to audiences of varying knowledge levels. Have an established reputation as a highly-skilled communicator, author, and keynote speaker. Co-authored the CISO Desk Reference Guide: A Practical Guide for CISOs – Volumes 1 & 2 series, The Executive Primer, and authored The Essential Guide to Cybersecurity for SMBs and Developing your Cybersecurity Career Path. All books are considered among the leading resources for enabling CISOs to expand their leadership and business expertise. Currently serves as both a board member and advisor to boards of directors. Actively involved in the cyber community, memberships in professional organizations such as ISC2, ISSA, ISACA, and Infragard. Holds multiple professional certifications, including CISSP, CISA, and CRISC, and has earned a BS in information systems management from the University of Maryland University College and an MBA from San Diego State University.

Specialties: Security Architecture & Engineering | Zero-Trust Architecture & Development Frameworks | Identity & Access Management | IT Strategy & Governance | Threats Assessment | Vulnerability Management | Enterprise IT & Cybersecurity Operations | Regulatory Management | Cloud Security | DevOps & Security Integration | Servant Leadership | Project Management | Experience in the following Compliance/Frameworks: NIST CSF, PCI DSS, GDPR, ISO 27001, J-SOX, SOC-2, FCA, JFSA, JFSC, and SEC.

Shawn Henry

Shawn Henry
Chief Security Officer

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Shawn Henry serves as chief security officer and is one of the company’s longest tenured executive leaders, having joined in 2012 after retiring from the FBI senior executive service. In Henry’s role he oversees all security aspects of CrowdStrike, including the company’s information security, business continuity and resiliency, and risk reduction programs, as well as the physical security of CrowdStrike’s global facilities, personnel, executive protection, and corporate events.

Having founded both CrowdStrike’s security practice and its world-renowned incident response and professional services practice, Shawn’s legendary commitment to “One team. One Fight.” resonates throughout the entire organization, unifying CrowdStrike’s rapidly growing and geographically dispersed workforce.

Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Shawn oversaw half of the FBI’s investigative operations as Executive Assistant Director, including all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, international operations, and the FBI’s critical incident response to major investigations and disasters. He also managed computer crime investigations spanning the globe, established the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, and received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive for his leadership in enhancing the FBI’s cyber capabilities.

Shawn lectures at leading universities, serves on a number of Strategic and Advisory boards, and is a faculty member at the National Association of Corporate Directors. He serves as a keynote speaker at major cyber security conferences around the world and is regularly interviewed on cyber security issues by major broadcast, cable, online, and print media. Shawn has been the recipient of multiple awards during his time at CrowdStrike, including the NACD Directorship 100, the Federal 100 Award as an impactful IT Community leader, and the inaugural 2021 SC Award for Security Executive of the Year.

Justin Heyl Director, Enterprise Risk Management Baxter International

Justin Heyl
Director, Enterprise Risk Management
Baxter International

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Focused professional with proven record of results. Known as a strong leader with in-depth knowledge of international regulations, cybersecurity, commercial tactics, business strategies, and risk mitigation. Adept at working with internal and external professionals from around the world to solve complex challenges. Pairs engineering background with strong understanding of both sales and business development. Coordinated new product development and SaaS releases in healthcare for quality, performance, clinical, usability, software, regulatory, manufacturing and security.

6 years – Corporate strategies and transformation
8 years – Operational, program, and sales management
15 years – Direct sales

Global responsibilities include reviewing Security Policies, Controls, and Cyber incident response planning. Assist in Investigations after breaches or incidents. Develop process/means that help to collect cyber threat intelligence, track emerging vulnerabilities in software, strategize resolution approaches, communication to regulatory bodies and customers. Provides strategic and tactical security guidance for programs, projects, and data management and use agreements that may involve security controls, including evaluation of the architecture, hardware, software, and technical controls.

Strategic advisor for an AdvaMed start-up of the year and an Angel investor. Vigitrust Global Advisory Board member.

Former member of the IEEE P2933 committee – Clinical IoT Data and Device Interoperability with TIPPSS (Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety, Security) Working Group.

Council member of the AI at the Point of Care Team (AI@POC) is designed for Physicians and Healthcare System Members seeking to leverage Augmented Intelligence to improve patient care, clinical workflows, and system operations. Certified ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems Lead Internal Auditor and certified Threat and Risk Management with NIST 800-53 and MITRE ATT&CK frameworks.

Rich Isenberg Partner McKinsey & Company

Rich Isenberg
McKinsey & Company


Ann Johnson
Corporate Vice President of
Microsoft Security Business Development

Ann Johnson is Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Security Business Development–overseeing the company’s long-term investment and partnership strategies for security, compliance, identity, management, and privacy. She is a recognized thought leader on cybersecurity and a sought-after global speaker and digital author specializing in cyber resilience, online fraud, cyberattacks, compliance, and security.

Ann challenges traditional schools of thought and cyber-norms–from the way the tech industry tackles cyber threats to the language it uses to communicate–and encourages the industry to get outside its comfort zones and expand how it addresses the evolving threat landscape with the power of technology and people. As a global cybersecurity influencer and strategist, she is looking ahead at how today’s cybersecurity investments will impact tomorrow’s cybersecurity reality.

Ann currently serves on the boards and as a board advisor of the Security Advisor Alliance, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), and Executive Women’s Forum–and is Executive Sponsor of the Microsoft Women in Security Group and co-executive sponsor of Microsoft GLEAM, the company’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group. Ann also serves on the Board of Directors for Seattle Humane, Human, and N-Able.

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Nikhil Kalani
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company


Vijaya Kaza
Chief Security Officer, Head of Engineering for Trust & Safety


Esmond Kane
Chief Information Security Officer
Steward Health Care

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Vivek Khindria
SVP Cyber Security, Network, and
Technology Risk
Loblaw Companies

Vivek Khindria, Senior Vice President Cyber Security, Network, and Technology Risk, Loblaw Company Limited, CISSP, CISM, BSc. At LCL Vivek leads the cyber security, networks, critical facilities, and the technology risk program for Loblaws, one of the largest businesses ($50B+) in Canada, largest loyalty program, and business services that span across retail, pharmacy, beauty, healthcare, banking, telecom, travel, and insurance.

Vivek experience across a number of sectors, 9 years University/Research environment, 15 years in Financial Services with BMO and CIBC, 6 years in Telecommunications with Bell, and currently 4 years in leading Security and Risk in one of the largest businesses in Canada, Loblaw, which includes over 22 brands, 200K employees across retail, financial services, health and pharmacy, beauty and e-commerce. Food and medicine have never been more critical. Vivek is a hands-on technical practitioner as well as a strategic thought leader on cyber security. Cyber incident response and detection, cyber security testing, cyber security for cloud environments, PCI-DSS compliance programs, information security benchmarking, Cyber strategies, securing software development, big data analytics for security, project and supplier assurance, web assurance and control frameworks, security standards, security testing, and securing mobile networks, infrastructure and devices.

Vivek was a founding contributor to the creation of the not-for-profit Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange ( to help business in Canada more easily share information security relate threat information and best practices. Vivek is the elected representative for Canada on the Information Security Forum executive council, which is a member driven global organization comprised of Fortune 500 companies developing and sharing cyber security research and thought leadership.

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Scott King
VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Encore Capital Group

Scott King is the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Encore Capital Group. Scott has over 25 years professional work experience in the IT and cybersecurity fields. He started his career as a network and systems engineer in the midst of the Silicon Valley dot com boom of the late 90’s. In 2001, Scott moved into an information assurance role supporting the Department of Defense kick starting his career as a cybersecurity professional. Scott has worked extensively in financial services, utility, DoD, state government, high tech, and manufacturing. He brings a unique mixture of deep hands-on operational experience and executive leadership.

Rob Knake Deputy National Cyber Director for Strategy and Budget Office of the National Cyber Director, White House

Rob Knake
Acting Principal Deputy National Cyber Director
Office of the National Cyber Director
White House

Greg Lavender Senior Vice President Chief Technology Officer, Intel

Greg Lavender
Senior Vice President
Chief Technology Officer

Greg Lavender is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and General Manager of the Software & Advanced Technology Group

Greg Lavender is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and General Manager of the Software and Advanced Technology Group (SATG) at Intel Corporation. As CTO, he is responsible for driving Intel’s future technical innovation and research programs. He is also responsible for defining a singular artificial intelligence software stack to support Intel’s range of business and hardware offerings.

Lavender joined Intel in June 2021 from VMware, where he served as senior vice president and CTO. He has more than 35 years of experience in software and hardware product engineering, cloud-scale systems architecture and engineering, and advanced research and development.

Prior to his role at VMware, Lavender held senior leadership technology positions at Citigroup, Cisco, and Sun Microsystems.

Lavender holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in computer science from Virginia Tech.

Adam Lee Vice President, CSO Dominion Energy

Adam Lee
Vice President, CSO
Dominion Energy

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Adam S. Lee is Dominion Energy’s vice president and chief security officer.

He directs the development and implementation of corporate security strategy and policies which protect the company’s physical and cyber assets, valued at $100 billion and spanning 18 states. He is Dominion Energy’s security and intelligence liaison with the U.S. government and federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Lee joined the company in this role in 2018.

Before joining Dominion Energy, Lee served as Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Richmond Division. In 2018, he retired from the FBI after a career spanning 22 years in counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, and cyber investigations and operations, in addition to specializing in cases involving political and governmental corruption, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and antitrust violations. Lee previously served as the FBI’s executive over its national Public Corruption Program, overseeing the FBI’s most sensitive criminal investigations involving elected and appointed officials across the spectrum of government.

Lee is a member of World 50, a private community for CEOs and C-level executives at globally respected companies to discover better ideas, share valuable experiences, and build relationships that make a lasting impact. Additionally, he is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Central Virginia Law Enforcement Executives Association, and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.

Lee is a passionate supporter of our nation’s veterans. He serves as Dominion Energy’s executive leader over its Veteran Resource Group, and, in 2019, he was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Richmond Fisher House, which supports families of veterans seeking medical care.

Lee is an attorney licensed in the State of California. Prior to his career in national and corporate security, he served as a Fellow in the California State Senate and Counsel to the California State Allocation Board. He is married to Melinda, and father of Finn, Abigail, and Virginia.

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Alex Lisle
Chief Technology Officer


Chris Lugo
VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Michael Makstman CISO City & County of San Francisco

Michael Makstman
Chief Information Security Officer
City & County of San Francisco

I wrote my first computer program in the late 80s, built my first computer in the early 90s, and for the last 15 years, I have been leading remarkable teams in the technology space.

I am passionate about opportunities that technology brings to transform our work and personal lives. That is why I focus on partnering with senior executives to harness the power of technology through understanding and effectively managing technology risk.

I have built successful risk, security and privacy programs in the Public Sector, Health Care, Financial and Tech industries, driving strategic change and execution of large and complex initiatives. I have led innovative risk programs, and produced results through effective collaboration.

People (colleagues, partners, customers) are at the center of everything I do. I have the honor of leading teams of exceptional people and helping them achieve higher level of professional excellence.

Upendra Mardikar CISO TIAA

Upendra Mardikar
Chief Information Security Officer


Dr. Adele Merritt
Chief Information Officer
Intelligence Community, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Aaron Miller Solutions Architect Salt Security

Aaron Miller
Solutions Architect
Salt Security

Jon Miller CEO & Co-Founder Halcyon

Jon Miller
CEO & Co-Founder

Leda Muller Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer Stanford University, Residential and Dining Enterprises

Leda Muller
Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer
Stanford University, Residential and Dining Enterprises

Deanna Muran-de Asserto MD, Deputy Chief Security Officer The OCC

Deanna Muran-de Asserto
MD, Deputy Chief Security Officer

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Nadine Nally
Colonel, U.S. Army
Cyber Advisor to the Director of
Net Assessment Office
Secretary of Defense

Nadine is currently the Senior Cyber Advisor to the Director of Net Assessment at the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Most recently, Nadine served as the Director for Defense Innovation and Cyber Policy within #Defense on the National Security Council staff, Executive Office of the President.

Additionally, Nadine served as a dual-hatted Commander of the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion (Cyber) and Task Force One within the Cyber National Mission Force at United States Cyber Command. Prior to this position, she served as a National Cyber Protection Team Lead at United States Cyber Command, the Military Assistant/Cyber Advisor to the Under Secretary of the Army; Chief of Staff to the Director of Office of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense; and a Strategic Planner for Cyberspace Policy Division within the Joint Staff J5.

Previously, she served in a variety of command and staff positions in the U.S. Army, to include second-in-command (operations) of the 782D Military Intelligence (Cyber) Battalion, a start-up unit that she helped form from 20 to over 450 persons to conduct full-spectrum cyberspace operations in support of joint force commanders. Tactically, Nadine commanded a special mission unit in Iraq which provided Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Terminal Guidance to the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Commanders in Iraq. Additionally, Nadine served as an Aide-de-Camp to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Multi National Forces – Iraq. Operationally, Nadine deployed to Afghanistan as the Officer-in-Charge for the Real Time – Regional Gateway (RT-RG) providing National to Tactical collection capability. Strategically, Nadine served as a cyber liaison officer to the Director of Intelligence for Partner Engagement at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence where she led an initiative to educate stakeholders and increase information sharing between government and private sector partners; ultimately, gaining concurrence for a concept of operations that facilitated information sharing.

A Madison Policy Forum fellow. A graduate of the Eisenhower School. She earned a M.B.A from the University of Maryland , UC and a BA in English/Journalism from Morgan State University. She is a graduate of the Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program, a SIGINT/Cyber immersion fellowship at the National Security Agency. Her combat service includes Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).

Monika Nerger Group Global CIO Mandarin Oriental Hotels

Monika Nerger
Group Global CIO
Mandarin Oriental Hotels

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Terry O’Daniel
Acting Head of Security


Pathik Patel
Head of Cloud Security

Rick Patterson EVP, Chief Information Security Officer CLEAR

Rick Patterson
EVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Juan Piacquadio CIO & VP, Information Services Phlow Corporation

Juan Piacquadio
CIO & VP, Information Services
Phlow Corporation

Delivering value to the business bottom line through scaled growth, transformation, and enterprise agility has been my specialty as a CIO and senior technology executive who has spent the past 20+ years in highly competitive and regulated markets. My expertise is in defining the vision, setting the strategy, and building the execution roadmap to solve business challenges and create new opportunities spanning Cloud, Digital, Big Data/Analytics, Enterprise Applications, Global IT Operations, Cybersecurity and Governance, M&A, Manufacturing Systems and Industry 4.0 innovations (IoT, AI-based automation, Mobility).

My career journey began as a Software Developer, Solution Architect, and IT Security Consultant before taking on leadership roles in software engineering, IT strategy, and IT operations, with the past 8 years in CIO-level positions. I serve as an Executive Board Member of Cystel, a UK cybersecurity firm, and have held multiple adjunct teaching roles focused on information technology, computer science and cybersecurity.

I earned an MBA with honors and a Master’s degree in information technology. I hold Master’s certificates in IT Project Management as well as Marketing & Business Management along with certificates in Design Thinking, Cybersecurity ML, Crisis Leadership, Business Data/Analytics, and Lean Six Sigma.


Mike Pfeffer
Chief Information Officer
Stanford Health Care

Brian Reed

Brian Reed
Chief Mobility Officer

Ken Ricketts Chief Information Security Officer Coupa Software

Ken Ricketts
Chief Information Security Officer
Coupa Software


David Ritenour
Chief Information Security Officer
Capital Group

Jamey Sample Vice President and Chief Security Officer Xcel Energy

Jamey Sample
Vice President and Chief Security Officer
Xcel Energy

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Jimmy Sanders
Information Security

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Jimmy Sanders, Information security at Netflix DVD. Jimmy has spent his career creating holistic and innovative security programs as well as learning security ideas from some of the industries brightest minds. In addition to his duties at, Jimmy currently serves as the San Francisco Bay Area chapter president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) since 2014. He is also on the ISSA International Board of Directors, a Board member of the Information Security Leaders Foundation (ISLF), and a member of the Office of the CIO. Prior to, Jimmy Sanders has also held key roles at organizations that include Samsung, Fiserv, and SAP. He is a Cyber Security Committee advisor for Merritt College, Ohlone College as well as on advisory board for other colleges and non-profit movements. Jimmy Sanders maintains the certifications of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk Information and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM). He holds degrees in Psychology and Behavioral Science from San Jose State University.

Within the security community, I work to inform, educate, and facilitate growth and networking skills for new and experienced professionals alike.

Piyoush Sharma Head of Enterprise Security & Technology Operations Zuora

Piyoush Sharma
Head of Enterprise Security & Technology Operations

Sri Shivananda Chief Technology Officer Paypal

Sri Shivananda
Chief Technology Officer

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Sri Shivananda is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at PayPal. Sri plays a critical role in helping PayPal remain at the forefront of innovation and oversees Core Platform, Infrastructure & Information Security. Sri leads a talented global team responsible for the company’s secure, reliable and scalable global infrastructure and strategic core platform, the foundation that enables PayPal to deliver innovative products and services to consumers and merchants all over the world.

Prior to his appointment as SVP and CTO, Sri was Vice President of Global Platform and Infrastructure, directing his team of technologists to drive massive growth at scale across a completely disruptive payments platform. Sri was responsible for all core technologies covering PayPal’s data centers, internal private cloud, online and offline data infrastructure, internal developer frameworks and tools, and various platform services.

Before PayPal, Sri was with eBay for more than 15 years, working his way up from a software engineer to Vice President of Global Platform and Infrastructure. As VP, he was responsible for the company’s technology infrastructure that powered the eBay Inc. businesses, including eBay’s hundreds of millions of listings and PayPal’s millions of payments every day. Sri found his way to eBay via the acquisition of

Sri is a geek at heart and his passion for learning is evident – he’s constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation, encouraging creative ideas and solutions that solve complex problems with technology.

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Caleb Sima
Chief Security Officer

Nelson Soares Founder, President & CEO C-Vision International

Nelson Soares
Founder, President & CEO
C-Vision International

Marc Sorel

Marc Sorel
McKinsey & Company

Justin Somaini Chief Security Officer Unity Technologies

Justin Somaini
Chief Security Officer
Unity Technologies

Brendon Stoner Sr. Director; Head of Security and Privacy Risk and Compliance HERE

Brendon Stoner
Sr. Director; Head of Security and Privacy Risk and Compliance

Ken Taylor Vice Chairman | Cyber Security, Investment Banking Cohen & Company

Ken Taylor
Vice Chairman, Cyber Security,
Investment Banking
Cohen & Company

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Ken comes from the cyber security realm, with a vast set of experiences both within the military and corporate environment. In his role as senior advisor, Ken brings deep sector and operating experience, focused within the data science and information assurance verticals.

Over the past 2 decades, Ken has been part of the founding teams of three silicon valley cyber security companies, Silent Circle, Blackphone, and Onyara.

He was also the President of the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance, a globally recognized and UK government backed organization, focused on cyber security governance and regulatory reform. He held 2 senior executive leadership positions at both Unisys and CGI corporation, and has been a strategic advisor to some of the most recognizable names in cyber security including FireEye, Mandiant, and Dragos. In his last 2 roles he held a senior advisory role at Datatribe and was the managing director and co founder of Kyvr Connect, a Canadian cyber security VC.

Ken served proudly in the Canadian Armed forces in Special Operations Forces – 2 Commando, PPCLI – for over 12 years in both peace and wartime operations throughout the world. He has deep ties within the Intelligence and Special Forces community throughout the globe.

Ken has an engineering background in telecommunications and computer networking, as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration in finance and leadership from Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C.

David Tsao Chief Information Security Officer Instacart

David Tsao
Chief Information Security Officer


Mario Vuksan
Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Walker

Kevin Walker
Chief Security Officer
Procore Technologies

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Mark Weatherford
Chief Security Officer and SVP of Regulated Industries


Fritz Wetschnig
CISO & Chief Data Privacy Officer


Allen Wilson
Chief Information Security Officer
AXIS Capital

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Robert Wood
CISO and Director of the Information Security and Privacy Group
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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Lawrence Zelvin
EVP, Financial Crime – Cyber, Fraud, Physical Security, and Crisis Management
BMO Financial Group

Larry Zelvin is the Head of the Financial Crimes Unit at BMO Financial Group where he is responsible globally for cyber security, fraud, physical security, and crisis management. Prior to BMO, Larry was a Managing Director and the Global Head of Cyber Security at Citigroup. Larry has also held several roles in the U.S. Government that include Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Senior Director for Response, National Security Council, The White House; and, Director, Homeland Defense Integration, Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon. He served as a U.S. Naval Officer and Aviator for 26 years and retired as a Captain.

Larry has a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University, a Master of Arts from the U.S. Naval War College, and a Master of Science from the U.S. Defense Intelligence College.

Adam Zoller CISO Providence Health

Adam Zoller
Chief Information Security Officer
Providence Health

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Adam Zoller is the chief information security officer for Providence, a system of passionate providers focused on partnering with people to simplify health care. With 50+ hospitals, 1000+ clinics, and hundreds of locally driven programs administered by over 120,000+ caregivers, Providence is improving the health of communities, especially the poor and vulnerable. In this role, Adam is responsible for driving information security strategy and execution across the organization’s information ecosystem.

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