Speakers

Secretary Eric Boyette

North Carolina Department of Information Technology

Secretary and State Chief Information Officer

Secretary Eric Boyette

Biography Eric Boyette serves as Secretary and State Chief Information Officer for the North Carolina Department of Information Technology. He was appointed to this position in April 2017 and...

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Jerry Dixon - Keynote

CrowdStrike

Chief Information Security Officer

Jerry Dixon - Keynote

Biography Jerry Dixon is the chief information security officer at CrowdStrike, with more than two decades of cybersecurity experience on the front lines of incident response, cyber crisis...

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Jeff Williams - Keynote

Contrast Security

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Jeff Williams - Keynote

Biography Jeff brings more than 20 years of security leadership experience as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Contrast. In 2002, Jeff co-founded and became CEO of Aspect Security, a...

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Richard Thieme - Keynote

Thieme Works

Author

Richard Thieme - Keynote

Biography Richard Thieme (www.thiemeworks.com) is an author and professional speaker focused on the deeper implications of technology, religion and science for twenty-first century life. He speaks...

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Ehab Al-Shaer

UNC Charlotte

Professor

Ehab Al-Shaer

Biography Ehab Al-Shaer is a Professor in Computer Science, the director of the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability (CyberDNA) Center, and the director of NSF IUCRC Center on Security...

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Leonard Bailey

Department of Justice

Leonard Bailey

Biography Mr. Bailey is Special Counsel for National Security in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.  He has prosecuted computer crime cases and routinely advises on...

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Timothy Bhatt

Ally Financial

Chief Information Security Officer

Timothy Bhatt

Biography Tim Bhatt is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for Ally Financial where he is responsible for the strategy, execution, and operations for Information Security, IT Risk...

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Dan Blum

Security Architects Partners

Dan Blum

Biography An internationally-recognized expert in security, privacy, cloud computing and identity management Dan Blum leads and delivers consulting projects spanning multiple industries for...

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Blake Bommelje

Novant Health

Security Architect / Information Security Officer

Blake Bommelje

Biography Blake started his career in DC after graduating UNC Charlotte and has worked for the likes of DHS, FBI, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, and GlaxoSmithKline, all over the world in designing and...

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Carl Cahill

Duke Energy

Director, Cybersecurity Architecture and Assessment

Carl Cahill

Biography Carl is an information security leader with seventeen years’ experience in the Cybersecurity field. He is a bits and bytes guy who wrote his first program in seventh grade. Since then, Carl...

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Roger Callahan

Information Assurance Advisory, LLC

Managing Director

Roger Callahan

Biography Roger Callahan has over 50 years of prior experience spanning executive management and engineering responsibilities within both the National Security community and the Financial Services...

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Bill Chu

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Professor

Michelle Coviello

HireNetworks

Vice President of Client Development

Michelle Coviello

Biography Michelle is currently the VP of Client Development for HireNetworks, an IT executive recruiting and staffing firm based in Raleigh.  She is a Certified Personnel Consultant with almost...

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Vince Crisler

DarkCubed

CEO and Co-Founder

Vince Crisler

Biography Vince Crisler has more than 20 years of IT and cyber security leadership within the Department of Defense, federal civilian government, and private sector. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of...

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Pam Dingle

Ping Identity

Principal Technical Architect

Pam Dingle

Biography Pamela Dingle is a well-known contributor in the identity management world, with over 15 years of experience focusing on implementation and system architecture, providing strategic...

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Hafid Elabdellaoui

Duke Energy

Managing Director Cybersecurity and IT Compliance

Hafid Elabdellaoui

Biography Hafid Elabdellaoui serves as managing director of cybersecurity and information technology (IT) compliance for Duke Energy. He is responsible for cybersecurity strategy, architecture,...

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Keith Gordon

Ally Financial

Information Security And Risk Management Executive

Keith Gordon

Biography Keith Gordon is the Information Security and Risk Management Executive for Ally Financial where he is responsible for Strategy, Innovation and Security Architecture; Data Security and 3rd...

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Tiffany Harbour

Bank of America

Vice President, Global Cybersecurity Public Policy

Tiffany Harbour

Biography Dr. Tiffany K. Harbour is an Information Security Engineer working on global cyber security public policy efforts for Bank of America. Prior to joining the Cyber Public Policy team,...

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Chris Howser

Wells Fargo

VP Technology Manager

Chris Howser

Biography Chris Howser is an information security manager responsible for managing four teams conducting application penetration testing at a large financial institution. ...

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Louis Lyons

Illumina Consulting Group, Inc.

Founder & Chief Operating Officer, and Counsel

Louis Lyons

Biography Louis M. Lyons, II is a founder, Chief Operating Officer, and Counsel for Illumina Consulting Group, Inc., a Maryland-based real-time Big Data streaming-analytics company. ICG’s LUX...

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Jim Maloney

AvidXchange

Chief Information Security Officer

Jim Maloney

Biography Jim Maloney joined AvidXchange in April 2016 as Chief Information Security Officer. He has more than 30 years of IT experience, with the past 15 years being focused on information security...

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Abhishek Mehta

Tresata

CEO & Co-Founder

Abhishek Mehta

Biography Abhishek Mehta is the CEO of Tresata, a predictive analytics company redefining business with a deep understanding of customer behavior. Launched in 2011, he has shaped Tresata into one of...

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Dean Fatma Mili

Maneesha Mithal

Federal Trade Commission

Associate Director, Division of Privacy & Identity Protection

Maneesha Mithal

Biography Maneesha Mithal is the Associate Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, which focuses on consumer privacy, data security, and credit...

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Srinivas Mukkamala

RiskSense

CEO and Co-Founder

Srinivas Mukkamala

Biography Srinivas Mukkamala is one of the Co-founders and CEO of RiskSense, a cyber security Spinoff of New Mexico Tech. Srinivas has been researching and developing security technologies for over...

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Don Murdoch

SLAIT Consulting

Security Operations

Don Murdoch

Biography Don Murdoch, GSE, is a seasoned IT leader with 25 years of IT and InfoSec experience, with the most recent decade as IT/InfoSec security Director, Enterprise and Security architect in the...

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Pete Murphy

Cardinal Innovations

Chief Information Officer

Pete Murphy

Biography Pete Murphy joined Cardinal Innovations Healthcare as Chief Information Officer in 2011. He oversees technology delivery, data science and advanced analytics, enterprise project...

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Allen O'Rourke

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP

Attorney, Litigation and Cybersecurity

Allen O'Rourke

Biography Allen O’Rourke is an attorney at Womble Carlyle Sandridge...

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Jim Peterman

Oracle Communications

Director, Product Security

Jim Peterman

Biography Jim Peterman is Director of Product Security at Oracle’s Communications Global Business Unit.  In this role, Jim is responsible for helping product teams meet the industry’s stringent...

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Brian Proctor

SecurityMatters

Business Development Manager

Brian Proctor

Biography Brian’s entire career has been focused on securing electric utility systems, networks, and assets. He spent the majority of his career (13+ years) as a ICS/SCADA cybersecurity engineer and...

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David Rogers

Optiv

Vice President, Cloud Security Business Development

David Rogers

Biography   David Rogers is a global executive with over 20 years of diverse experience in technology. A career that began as a systems engineer has grown to sales, sales leadership, sales...

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Scott Shumate

Valutare, LLC

CEO and Founder

Scott Shumate

Biography Dr. R. Scott Shumate is the CEO and founder of Valutare, LLC.  Scott has 33 years of national security experience with both the Central Intelligence Agency as an undercover...

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Megan Stifel

Silicon Harbor Consultants, LLC

Founder

Megan Stifel

Biography Megan Stifel is an attorney and the founder of Silicon Harbor Consultants, a firm that provides strategic cybersecurity operations and policy counsel. She currently serves as Director...

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Yongge Wang

UNC Charlotte

Professor

Yongge Wang

Biography Dr. Yongge Wang is a professor at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Wang has published extensively on research topics including algorithmic information theory, cryptography, and post-quantum security. Dr...

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Adrian Wood

Wells Fargo

Adrian Wood

Biography Adrian Wood is a penetration tester with experience in network, application and physical security across multiple industries and platforms, currently employed at a large financial...

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Tin Zaw

Verizon

Director of Security Solutions

Tin Zaw

Biography Tin Zaw has served as Verizon Digital Media Services’ director of global security solutions since 2015. He and his team provide managed and professional web security services for...

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Todd Inskeep

Principal, Commercial Consulting - Booz Allen Hamilton

Future Security/Securing the Future

Todd Inskeep

Abstract: What will security look like in the next 20 years?  What technologies will need security, and what will security work look like?  In this session, Todd Inskeep will provide a...

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