Judging Committee

Robert D. Rodriguez
Chairman and Founder

Robert R. Ackerman, Jr.
Founder and Managing Director
AllegisCyber Capital

Mo Ahddoud
Interim CISO
Cyber Security Advisor

Selim Aissi
Chief Information Security Officer
Blackhawk Network

Ian Amit
Advisory CSO

Omkhar Arasaratnam
Engineering Director – Assurant

Jerry Archer
Senior Vice President
and Chief Security Officer
Sallie Mae

Abhi Arunachalam
General Partner
Alkeon Capital Management

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Brian Barrios
CISO / VP, Cybersecurity & IT Compliance
Southern California Edison (SCE)

Sandeep Bhadra, PhD
Vertex Ventures

Deven Bhatt
Deputy CISO
Department of Education,
Federal Student Aid

Joydeep Bhattacharyya
General Partner
Canaan Partners

Charles Blauner
Partner & CISO in Residence, Team8
President, Cyber Aegis

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

John Brennan
YL Ventures

Ben Carr
Chief Security & Trust Officer

Brian Chang
Managing Director
Warburg Pincus

Susan Chiang
Deputy CISO

Roland Cloutier
Global CSO

Michael Colao
Global Chief Underwriting Officer
Direct and Indirect Cyber Risks
AXA XL, a division of AXA

Nick Coleman
Chief Security Officer
Vocalink: A Mastercard Company

Mark Connelly
Global Risk Executive

Gregory S. Crabb
10-8, LLC

Paul Crichard
Director Information Security
Doctor Care Anywhere

Michael D’Ambrosio
Managing Director
Liberty Strategic Capital, Stanford University

Daniel DeSantis
Director, Americas, CISO Advisor
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Ed Devinney
Corporate Director Cyber Programs
Northrop Grumman

Sunil Dhaliwal
Founder and General Partner
Amplify Partners

Alex Doll
Founder, Managing General Partner
Ten Eleven Ventures

Benjamin Eason
Managing Director, Cyber
Apollo Global Management Inc.

Ken Elefant
Sorenson Ventures

Elik Etzion
Elron Ventures

David Fairman
Venture Partner

Guy Filippelli
Managing Partner
Squadra Ventures

Jake Flomenberg
Wing Venture Capital

Carey Frey
VP, Chief Security Officer
Corporate Security

Brian Fricke
Managing SVP
Chief Information Security Officer,
Information Security
City National Bank

Glenn Gaffney

Venky Ganesan
Menlo Ventures

Rick Geritz
President & Founder

Al Ghous
Chief Information Security Officer

Gamiel Gran
Vice President of Business Development

Bob Griffin
Managing Partner
DVI Equity Partners

Nipun Gupta
Vice President – Strategy & Innovation
Deutsche Bank

Gary Harbison
Global Chief
Information Security Officer

Gary Hayslip
Chief Information Security Officer
SoftBank Investment Advisers

Lisa Humbert
Managing Director
Operational Risk Management Officer

Ramy Houssaini
Chief Cyber & Technology Risk Officer and Group Privacy Officer
BNP Paribas – France

Phil Huggins
Director, Department of Health and
Social Care (UK) and Interim National
CISO for Health and Social Care
NHS England

Aaron Hughes
Group Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Albertsons Companies

Yuval Illuz
Group CISO and COO, Trust, Data & Resilience
Standard Chartered Bank

Deepak Jeevankumar
Managing Director
Dell Tech Capital

Kurt John
Global Chief Security Officer
Expedia Group

Michael Johnson
Chief Information Security Officer
Facebook META

Bill Jones
Director Cybersecurity Architecture
and Engineering
Trane Technologies

Peder Jungck
Vice President Intelligence Solutions
BAE Systems

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

Shaun Khalfan
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
Discover Financial Services


Dr. Kimberly S. King
Senior Engineer Specialist, Engineering and Technology Division
The Aerospace Corporation

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Thomas Krane
Insight Partners

Dr. Ronald Layton
Vice President
Sallie Mae

Jay Leek
Co-founder and Managing Partner
SYN Ventures

Yoav Leitersdorf
Managing Partner
YL Ventures

Nate Lesser
Chief Information Security Officer
Children’s National Hospital

Ben Levitan
Chief Executive Officer
Cedalion Partners

Maria Lewis Kussmaul
Co-Founder and Partner
AGC Partners

Jason Lish
Chief Security Officer
Lumen Technologies

Rob Mancini
Chief Information Officer
Prince William County, Virginia

John Masserini
Global Chief Information Security Officer

Karl Mattson
Chief Information Security Officer
Noname Security

Douglas Maughan
Office Head
NSF Convergence Accelerator

Kevin Nally
US Secret Service CIO
US Secret Service

Kjetil Nilsen
Special adviser
Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Department of National IT-policy and Public Governance

Lamont Orange
Chief Information Security Officer

Javier Ortiz
Falcon Cyber Investments

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Umesh Padval
Venture Partner
Thomvest Ventures

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Rob Pate
Senior Cyber Security Strategist
Idaho National Labs (INL)

Jerry Perullo
Adversarial Risk Management

Jim Pflaging
Managing Partner
Cynergy Partners, Inc.

Jean-Yves Poichotte
Group Head of Cyber Security

Conan Reidy
SVP, Corporate Development

Admiral Mike Rogers
Former Director

Craig Rosen
Chief Security and Trust Officer

Lauren Dana Rosenblatt
Vice President & Chief Information
Security Officer
International Flavors & Fragrances

Richard Rushing
Chief Information Security Officer
Motorola Mobility

Bill Ryckman
Managing Principal
Three Kings Capital LLC

Marcus Sachs
Deputy Director Research
McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security

Sanaz Sadoughi
Information Security Officer
International Monetary Fund

Enrique Salem
Bain Capital Ventures

Ted Schlein
General Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

Ken Schneider
Managing Director
Precode Labs

Mary Ellen Seale
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
The National Cybersecurity Society

Richard Seewald
Managing Partner
Evolution Equity Partners

Dr. Lewis Shepherd
Senior Director, National Technology Strategy

Will Sheldon

James Shira
Global & US Chief Information &
Technology Officer

Auriol Stevens

Nick Shevelyov
Executive Consultant, Strategic Advisor, Former CSO

Kurt Steege
Chief Technology Officer
ThunderCat Technology

John N. Stewart
Angel Investor / Startup Whisperer / Anti-poaching Advocate
President, Talons Ventures, LLC
(fmr) SVP, Chief Security & Trust Officer, Cisco

Karthik Swarnam
Vice President Information Security

Justin Taft
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Soter Group

Gur Talpaz
VP, Corporate Development

Roar Thon
Specialist Director
Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM)

Sid Trivedi
Foundation Capital

Ariel Tseitlin
Scale Venture Partners

Phil Venables
Vice President &
Chief Information Security Officer
Google Cloud

Walters, Mornay

Mornay Walters
Chief Information Security Officer
AngloGold Ashanti

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Brian White
DBO Partners

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Troy Wilkinson
Chief Information Security Officer
Interpublic Group (IPG)

Alberto Yepez
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Forgepoint Capital

Sounil Yu
CISO & Head of Research

Nadav Zafrir
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Dave Zilberman
General Partner
Norwest Venture Partners