Former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Former Governor of Virginia
James “Jim” S. Gilmore III recently served as President Donald Trump’s U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria. With the bipartisan support of Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, the U.S. Senate confirmed him as U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE on May 23, 2019. He was sworn in as Ambassador on June 25, 2019, and departed his post on January 20, 2021. Mr. Gilmore grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and in 1971, he enlisted as a volunteer in the U.S. Army after college and worked as a counter-intelligence agent in then-West Germany after intensive language training in German, in which he became fluent. In 1974, Gilmore was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Service to NATO. Gilmore graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) and earned a B.A. degree in International Relations, Russian Area Studies. He then earned his law degree at the UVA School of Law. After serving his country and receiving his law degree, Mr. Gilmore was elected in 1987 as chief prosecutor for Henrico (hen-rye-co) County and then-Attorney General of Virginia in 1993. Mr. Gilmore became the 68th Governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002. As Governor, he led extensive work in economic development including trade missions to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Gilmore has also traveled to Israel, Pakistan, Croatia, Austria, Czech Republic, Australia, and Peru. In May 2021 he toured battleground areas in Ukraine where Russian-sponsored separatists have been killing Ukrainians since 2014. More than 14,000 soldiers and citizens of Ukraine have been murdered since Russia’s 2014 invasion. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a frequent participant at the Center for the National Interest and has lectured at the Potomac Institute on homeland security and terrorism issues. From 1999 to 2003, Gilmore served as Chairman of the Congressional panel known as the “Gilmore Commission” to assess America’s capabilities to respond to a terrorist attack. In 2003, Gilmore was recruited to serve as chairman of the Air Force Academy Board of Visitors. He ran for the GOP nomination for president from July 2015 to February 2016. Since leaving office, he has served on eight corporate boards of directors. He is married to Roxane Gatling Gilmore and they have two adult sons and one granddaughter.
International Affairs Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs, United States Government
Ambassador Wisner’s diplomatic career spans four decades and eight American presidents. He served as ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, the Philippines, and India during his extensive career in the State Department. As Foreign Affairs Advisor, Ambassador Wisner plays a pivotal role at the firm, leveraging his vast experience in the Middle East, India, Europe and Asia to assist the firm’s domestic and international clients. In addition to his role as ambassador to four countries, he has served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and as Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs. Ambassador Wisner was senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs from 1982 to 1986, a time of intense diplomatic engagement in Southern Africa. After graduating from Princeton University in 1961, Ambassador Wisner joined the State Department as a Foreign Service officer. His first post was in Algiers immediately after it won independence from France. He then went to Vietnam, where he spent four years at the apex of the war. Ambassador Wisner worked as a senior diplomat in Tunisia and Bangladesh before returning to Washington as Director of Plans and Management in the Bureau of Public Affairs. He joined the President’s Interagency Task Force on Indochina, the entity responsible for evacuating and settling nearly 1 million refugees and served as its Deputy Director. Later, as Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs, Frank Wisner worked closely with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to launch negotiations with Zimbabwe and Namibia. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appointed Ambassador Wisner as the nation’s special representative to the Kosovo Status Talks in 2005 where he played a crucial role in negotiating Kosovo’s independence. Before joining the firm, Ambassador Wisner served as Vice Chairman of External Affairs for American International Group. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy.
Chief Information Security Officer, Eli Lilly & Company
Meredith joined Eli Lilly & Company in August 2018 as their Deputy Chief Information Security Officer and as of April 2019, she transitioned to the role of Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer for Lilly’s global information security program. Over her 26-year career, she has emerged as a strategic leader who is not just interested in processes, goals and objectives but most of all she is passionate about her greatest assets...her human capital. Her success has been attributed to her ability to manage large-scale complex programs that cross functional areas while advancing the skill sets of her team members. She is an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals where she has demonstrated her commitment to compliance by holding dual certifications in healthcare compliance and privacy. She is also certified as a HealthCare Information Security & Privacy Practitioner through the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc. and a Certified Information Security Manager through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. Meredith is passionate about empowering women and minorities to embark upon careers in technology especially in information security where those populations are not very well represented. She serves on several boards in support of that passion and she has a unique perspective she enjoys sharing with others. She has also served her community for 29 years through her Diamond Life membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is a proud alumna of the University of Detroit Mercy where she received her Master’s in Health Services Administration and her Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. She is also a proud alumna of Loyola Chicago School of Law where she received her Master’s of Jurisprudence in Health Law.
Chief Risk Officer, Fitch Group
Eileen Fahey is Chief Risk Officer for Fitch Group. Appointed in June 2017, Ms. Fahey oversees Fitch Group's risk management function, which includes reviewing, monitoring and addressing the multitude of risks that can impact the group's performance and reputation. Ms. Fahey and her team are responsible for implementing the increasingly large universe of rating agency regulatory mandates, as well as addressing new and developing threats across Fitch Group's businesses. Her Team includes: Jeremy Carter, Chief Credit officer, Peter Patrino, Chief Criteria Officer, and Jeff Horvath, Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Fahey joined Fitch Ratings in 1998, most recently serving as Chief Credit Officer, a role she held since 2015. In that capacity she managed a team of regional and group credit officers who oversaw ratings, quality assurance, credit market commentary and macro research. Prior to that, as Regional Credit Officer for the Americas she played an important role in helping evolve Fitch’s credit policy in the wake of the global financial crisis. Her nearly-20 year tenure at Fitch has included a variety of other roles including credit officer for the Insurance, Fund and Asset Manager, and REITs group, where she oversaw the development and application of credit rating criteria and participated in ratings committees. She joined Fitch as a credit analyst for the financial institutions group and subsequently managed the teams focused on investment and money center banks, and asset management firms. Prior to joining Fitch, Ms. Fahey was a National Bank Examiner with the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), where she was a member of the multinational banking group, examining capital markets and trading operations of U.S. money center banks. Ms. Fahey received a BA in business and economics from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and has been a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charter holder since1994.
Head of Governance & Policy - Global Security, Facebook
As Head of Governance within the Global Security at Facebook, Carlos Pereira brings an unprecedented understanding and knowledge of Risk Management, Governance, Oversight Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk, Vendor Risk, and IT Risk. He has over 20 years of industry and risk consulting experience working with Fortune 100 companies. Carlos continues to lead by example in the development of the risk management industry through practitioner excellence. He has diverse ERM experience in conducting detail risk and control assessments; Enterprise Risk Management implementation; leading expert on the 2017 COSO Framework; DOL Fiduciary Rule; Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) testing and validation; Control Self Assessments (CSA); implementing Enhanced Prudential Standards (EPS) for foreign banks owned in the U.S.; Internal Controls definition and testing; Risk metrics and measures; Operational Improvements and Excellence, Audit & Compliance integration. Carlos has been invited as an honorary speaker at several industry Risk Management Conferences. He has several risk management certifications, an MBA degree and is multi-lingual.
Chief Risk Officer - Global Specialty, AIG
ARYA YARPEZESHKAN is a senior strategic and risk management professional with extensive experience in enterprise risk management, strategy development, financial analysis, business process improvement and operations. Arya serves as the Chief Risk Officer and Leader of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) function for AIG’s Global Specialty Insurance businesses. The group is accountable for the design and facilitation of AIG’s ERM framework across the Specialty Insurance operations and legal entities, including the effective management of all key insurance, market, credit, operational, and strategic risks. Prior to AIG, Arya has held Chief Risk Officer roles at Western World Insurance Group, The Navigators Group, Inc., and Tokio Marine – U.S. At Tokio Marine, Arya also led the Financial Planning & Analysis function. Arya began his risk management career at MasterCard International where he was instrumental in the development of the ERM initiative globally. Arya was responsible for the business transformation to a risk-centric culture, with the introduction of an internal capital model, risk-adjusted return metrics and a framework for evaluating new initiatives from a risk and return perspective. Prior to MasterCard, Arya held senior financial roles at Citigroup and Bank of New York. In his financial management roles, he was instrumental in several cross-functional efforts to streamline operations, develop profitability forecasting models and improve business returns. Arya has also spent time in strategic planning and operations roles within the manufacturing sector at Astec America and Maxwell Technologies. He completed his Masters in Accounting at Seton Hall University, his Masters in Banking at Mercy College, his M.B.A. at San Diego State University and his Bachelor’s at Kansas State University. He is passionate about leadership and continuously improving his craft as an ERM professional and Thought Leader. Arya is certified in Six Sigma, Project Management, Business Process Management, Business Continuity and The Balanced Scorecard.
Vice President and Head - Operational Resilience and Enterprise Operations, Freddie Mac
Nita Kohli is responsible for Operational Resilience and Crisis Management at Freddie Mac. Overseeing Business Resiliency across the company, Nita drives to strengthen and mature Freddie Mac’s resiliency capabilities as the industry aligns to Operational Resilience. She partners with her executive, regulator, and industry counterparts to manage robust risk and control frameworks designed to deliver solutions, align core goals, and help lead the organization as Freddie Mac prepares to exit conservatorship. Nita has 20+ years of multi-disciplinary experience within the financial industry. She has held a variety of leadership roles across a multitude of functional areas, including Finance, Operations, Risk & Control and has driven a number of large-scale business transformations. Prior to Freddie Mac, Nita worked at JP Morgan for more than 15 years, and was most recently the Head of Governance & Controls for Firmwide Business Resiliency. In this position, she had global responsibility for uplifting and enhancing the firm’s resiliency function in lieu of regulation, operational risk, and external threats that drive a riskbased approach for remediation. Nita’s career spans international work with Deutsche Bank UK, JP Morgan UK/US and KPMG UK. She is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and has a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics and Management from King’s College, University of London. Nita is married with two college-age children and lives between Virginia and New Jersey.
Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive, Jackson Financial Inc
Stacey Schabel is Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive responsible for the Jackson Financial Inc. Internal Audit team, which examines and evaluates the key activities supporting the North American operations of Prudential plc, including Jackson, its subsidiaries and affiliate. Ms. Schabel assists the Board, audit and risk committee members and executive management in protecting the assets, reputation and sustainability of the organization through assessment and reporting on the overall effectiveness of risk management, internal controls and governance. Ms. Schabel, who has over 19 years of audit and risk management experience, joined Jackson in 2005 and has served in various internal audit roles and as Director of the Solvency II and New Business teams during her tenure. Prior to joining Jackson, Ms. Schabel worked for Plante & Moran, PLLC. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. She also serves on the IIA’s Global Financial Services Guidance Committee. Ms. Schabel earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University with majors in accounting and management information systems. She is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Public Accountant and holds her FINRA Series 6 registration.
Chief Risk Officer, QBE
John Langione joined QBE in 2010 and was named Chief Risk Officer in 2012. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Internal Audit. John has nearly 30 years of experience in insurance, finance, and risk roles. Prior to joining QBE, John was the Deputy Comptroller, Financial Controls with AIG International and the Senior Vice President, Financial Controls at ACE Insurance. He has served as a partner in Ernst & Young’s Advisory Services Group providing risk, controls, and internal audit support for various financial services organizations. He also held positions with State Farm Insurance, Prudential Insurance and the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Criminal Justice. John received his MBA in Professional Accounting from Rutgers Graduate School of Business.
Executive Director - Governance, Risk & Compliance, Verizon
Gavin Grounds leads Cyber Security Strategy and Enterprise Information Risk Management, as part of the executive leadership team of Verizon’s Corporate Information Security organization. With 2019 revenues of over US$131.9bn, US$35.7bn in cash flow, and assets in excess of US$291bn, Verizon is a global Fortune 20 company, delivering innovative communications and technology solutions through its various divisions including Verizon Consumer Group, Verizon Business Group, and Verizon Media Group. Its services and solutions include 5G, 4G LTE Network services & technology, communications services and products, video, and data services, managed security and managed network services, and various Internet of Things (IoT) services and products. In the leadership of cyber security strategy and transformation and delivery of Enterprise Information Risk Management, Gavin drives the development and execution of the cyber security strategy across the Verizon Corporation. Additionally, he leads the Enterprise Information Risk Management function and strategy, covering information & cyber risk, policy, standards, governance and compliance management practices, to ensure that Verizon’s information assets are adequately protected throughout the full system lifecycle and ensuring that operations and controls meet Verizon’s policy, legal, regulatory and governance requirements. Prior to joining Verizon’s leadership team in 2018, Gavin was Sr. Director of Information Security, Risk & Compliance (CISO, Global Delivery) at DXC in its Global Delivery Organization. Gavin led end-to-end security operations and information risk and compliance management in the delivery of DXC’s broad portfolio of services. His leadership included defining and executing the DXC BionixTM automation strategy for Security, Risk & Compliance on the transformative “Platform DXC.” DXC was formed in 2017 when Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) spun out its Enterprise Services business and combined it with Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC). At HPE, Gavin served as Global Director of Information Risk Management, Enterprise Security Services, where he led a global organization of more than 1,800 security and compliance professionals to underpin HPE’s services with solid Security and Compliance operations and frameworks and drive significant revenue growth by driving strategic direction for clients through C-Level advisory engagement. In partnership with the Legal department, Gavin served as the primary interface with strategic global clients and with various external agencies and government entities around the globe. Gavin first joined Enterprise Services (at EDS) in 2000 and has previously held several leadership roles including Director of Global Strategies for Information Assurance and as Client Security Officer for some of the world’s largest Financial, Energy and manufacturing companies. Gavin has held various leadership roles including CIO of a Business Process Outsourcing company, CEO & Founder of a security consulting firm, security & network strategy leadership for a large off-shore bank and Founder of an industrial plant operations software house. Gavin is a qualified member of the Institute of Directors, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered IT Professional and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He serves on the advisory board of security technology companies, is a member of the IoT European Council, and as a Fellow of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, he is currently the Chairman of the USA Section. Gavin is the author of several International and US patents and patent-pending applications, including: Method and Apparatus for Processing Financial Transactions (WO2002079922A3; US20020128917A1; AU2002338252A1; JP2004537088A; MXPA03008054A; ZA200306883B) System, method, and computer program product for taxation of online transactions (WO2004081839A2; US 2004O18147OA1) Systems and Methods for Automated Quantitative Risk and Threat Calculation and Remediation (Patent-Pending) Born and educated in the UK, Gavin has lived and worked in various countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, is fluent in English and Spanish and now lives in the USA. In his private time, he is a musician and also enjoys various sports activities including fitness, distance running (having raced 4 marathons and 4 half-marathons in the past 15 months) and motor racing. He is a fundraiser for various charities, particularly focused on benefiting children, suicide prevention and eradicating extreme poverty.
Chief Security Officer, Globe Life
Duaine Styles joined Globe Life in March 2015 and serves as their Chief Security Officer. He leads a consolidated security risk management department which focuses on the identification and mitigation of potential loss events. These capabilities span business resiliency, crisis management, cybersecurity, and personnel security. Previously, he was the VP of Security for a large auto finance company where he led a consolidated security department for over a decade. Throughout his career, Duaine has focused on giving back to the profession. He was a founding officer of the Information Systems Security Association’s Fort Worth Chapter and currently serves on the National Technology Security Coalition’s advisory board to members of the United States Congress on security and privacy legislation.
Americas Regional Leader, Security and Compliance Business Acceleration, Amazon Web Services
Michael joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2017 as the Americas Regional Leader for Public Sector Security & Compliance out of Herndon, VA. He advises executives on building strategies to achieve business objectives and improve their security and compliance in the Cloud. His customers include national/federal governments, militaries, state/provincial governments, academic institutions, and non-profits from North to South America. Michael’s most notable leadership positions prior to AWS include the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the city of Washington, DC, the U.S. Navy’s Operations Officer for networks and telecommunications in Europe, the U.S. Navy’s Regional CISO in Asia, and the U.S. Navy’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Japan.
Assistant Vice President - Compliance, USAA
Holly is the Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Compliance overseeing the Policy Governance and Compliance Training organizations. In this role, Holly’s team is responsible for managing elements of the Enterprise Compliance Program Office including Compliance Policy and Procedure development and Governance, Compliance Training curation / design, and Risk and Compliance Training deployment. Additionally, Holly is responsible for the firm-wide Policy on Policy program and associated quality monitoring oversight activities. Prior to her current role, Holly established the Shared Services Compliance function providing second-line oversight of Information Security, Privacy, Third-Party Risk Management, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Previous executive and non-executive leadership experience includes strategic and operational management, banking real estate origination and servicing, life and investment company operational planning, and investment product management. Before joining USAA, Holly held operational servicing roles for a regional mortgage company and was in the health care industry where she was responsible for executing the hospital system’s home health care division operational plans. Holly holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Technological University. She is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.
Principal Analyst, Forrester
Renee is a principal analyst at Forrester serving Security & Risk Professionals. She covers governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), with a special focus on audit, controls management, information security, and risk management. In this role, she helps Forrester clients strengthen their risk and compliance environments based on her extensive audit experience and technology expertise. Renee is also a frequent speaker at vendor events and industry conferences on subjects such as security and risk best practices and guidance on the implementation of Control Objectives for Information Technology (COBIT). Renee's previous work experience includes internal and external auditing, security consulting, data center management, network engineering, and compliance program implementations. Her work has spanned financial services, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, entertainment, retail, high-tech, and service industries. Renee attended The Pennsylvania State University's College of Fine Arts, and she is a member of ISACA, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA).
Executive Chairman, MetricStream
Mr. Sinha is responsible for leading MetricStream's overall strategy and execution. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Silicon Valley companies, and was appointed in 2010 to the Board of the US-India Science and Technology Research Endowment Fund by the US State Department to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Additionally, he is the Chairman of CFHI.org which brings transformative healthcare education to under-served communities. Over the course of his career, he has spent over 20 years in various entrepreneurial, board, and executive positions building innovative businesses. He was the Co-Founder and President of WhoWhere? Inc., a leading Internet directory services company that was acquired by Lycos in 1998, as well as eGain, an online customer service company which he built from inception to post NASDAQ IPO. He obtained his BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and UC Santa Cruz, respectively. He also holds an MS in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University. He has been featured as one of the 50 most successful immigrant entrepreneurs in the US by Silicon India.
Chief Executive Officer, MetricStream
Bruce Dahlgren is a global technology executive with an exceptional record of growing and monetizing disruptive technologies, capturing multibillion-dollar business opportunities, and leading go-to-market strategy and operations at large public and small private companies. In July 2020, Bruce was named CEO of MetricStream, the market leader in enterprise cloud applications for Integrated Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). With 500+ customers in more than 35 countries, MetricStream helps organizations drive performance, integrity and resilience with its GRC solutions and services. Before joining MetricStream, Bruce served as CEO of Xpress Retail, a Trivest portfolio company, where he reversed declining revenue and profit with a new sales effort and expanded customer base. He also secured additional private equity funding to enable growth and technology upgrades. Previously, as EVP and Chief Revenue Officer of Kony, the leading cloud-based enterprise application and mobility solutions provider, Bruce was instrumental transforming sales and services to a SaaS model, generating annual contract value and revenue growth at twice the market, achieving positive EBITDA and cash flow, and positioning Kony for sale to Temenos, a Swiss Fintech company. During his more than 10-year career at HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise – including serving as HPE’s SVP & Managing Director of the Asia Pacific & Japan Region – Bruce was instrumental in the value-creating strategy and execution of splitting Hewlett-Packard into four focused technology entities. He also transformed the unprofitable Asia Pacific region into the best performer and built a startup division into a $5 billion industry leader. Bruce sits on the Board of Advisors of TVS Digital, a new venture arm of TVS Motor Company, which completed investments in four AI, IoT and predictive analytics companies to create a comprehensive platform for the connected factory. He also sits on the Board of Altizon, an industrial IoT company, advising it on go-to-market strategy and talent development, and building a global partner ecosystem, and on the Board of Scienaptic Systems, a leading AI-powered credit underwriting company, advising on global expansion, client relationships and sales enhancements. Bruce brings a deep background in P&L management, go-to-market and M&A, with earlier senior management roles at NCR, AT&T and Lexmark. He received an MBA and bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stetson University and attended the Wharton Executive Education Program. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Stetson University. Throughout his career, Bruce and his family have moved many times, including living in Singapore for five years. He and his wife now reside in the Bay Area and have three grown children.
Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, FirstEnergy
Antonio Fernández is vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer for FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. Fernández leads a dedicated team of compliance professionals with a focus on strengthening FirstEnergy’s ethics and compliance function. He reports to Hyun Park, senior vice president and chief legal officer, and the Audit Committee of the Board, and collaborates closely with the compliance oversight subcommittee of the Audit Committee. Fernández joined FirstEnergy in April 2021 after five years as chief compliance, NERC & privacy officer of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), where he led PSEG’s ethics, compliance and privacy programs, advised senior management and the Board of Directors on the company’s compliance program and provided advice on ethics, compliance, privacy and cybersecurity matters. Before joining PSEG in 2016, Fernández was global ombuds leader and executive counsel for GE Power. During his five years at GE, he held various roles of increasing responsibility in GE’s compliance program, including serving as chief compliance officer for GE’s nuclear business and as GE’s corporate ombuds leader. Prior to GE, he was a senior attorney for Florida Power & Light from 2007 to 2011 and nuclear counsel for Pacific Gas and Electric Company from 2005 to 2007. Fernández began his career at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of the General Counsel in its Honors Program. Fernández earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Dayton, a Juris Doctor degree (Order of Barristers) from St. Mary’s University School of Law and a Master of Laws in international and comparative law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, GDIT
LaLisha Hurt serves as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). In her role, she is responsible for leading cyber operations, engineering, and intelligence managed services for internal and external customers across federal, state, and local agencies within GDIT’s Technology Shared Services organization. Prior to joining GDIT, LaLisha spent the last 20 years in various business strategy, IT risk management, IT governance and cyber security leadership roles at companies such as General Electric, Federal Reserve System and Ernst & Young, LLC. LaLisha has a successful track record of driving business outcomes, building high performing teams, spearheading cost savings initiatives and has a strong passion for developing a diverse workforce for the future. LaLisha has her Bachelor of Science Engineering degree from the University of Virginia, an MBA from the University of Baltimore and a Master's in Information Assurance from University of Maryland University College. She also completed Carnegie Mellon’s Chief Information Security Officer Executive Program in 2017 and possesses her CISA, CGEIT and CRISC certifications through ISACA.
EVP Transformation, Risk and Operations LFI, Mastercard
Jana is the Executive Vice President – Transformation, Risk and Operations for LFI (Law, Franchise and Integrity) at Mastercard. His focus in this role is building robust risk practices across all functions , leading transformation of customer and legal processes and managing technology and process that cover key customer facing platforms and automation. Prior to this role, Jana was the Chief Franchise Development officer at Mastercard. In this role, he led the company’s efforts to evolve the Franchise Development function with a particular focus on enabling the rapid expansion and diversification of customers and entities who participate in the Mastercard ecosystem. He drove the strategy to ensure all Mastercard customers are successfully integrated into the Mastercard system, including the continued build out and development of tools and resources for customer onboarding, and development of Rules Architecture. Before joining Mastercard in January of 2014, Mr. Janardhan spent 28 years in global Consumer Banking and payments, specifically focused on the strategic development of large franchises in new markets through innovation, operational simplification and an ability to develop and inspire high-performing teams. His previous role at Standard Chartered Bank was global head responsible for leading strategy, product development, innovation and process governance for Retail Products, Segments and Consumer Finance across all markets. Prior to Standard Chartered, Mr. Janardhan was with Citigroup for 23 years in various leadership roles in Asia, Africa, Europe and the US, overseeing franchise and network operations for multiple consumer offerings at the country, regional and global levels. Until recently he was on the Boards of Merchant Solutions Pte Ltd, Singapore, Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong, Standard Chartered Capital Company Korea and Standard Chartered Savings Bank Korea. In addition, he has spent several years serving on MasterCard’s Asia-Pacific Regional Advisory Board. Mr. Janardhan graduated from University of Bombay and is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He also completed his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Compliance Advisor, UK Power Networks
Juliana is a seasoned GRC professional with experience in many sectors and countries. She is passionate about Compliance and helping companies achieve their goals in an increasingly ethical and sustainable way. She started in Audit with EY Brazil. Her first Compliance role was at BNY Mellon in Rio de Janeiro. Juliana holds a postgraduate degree in Compliance from the Carlos III University (Madrid, Spain). She is currently based in London as a Compliance Advisor in the energy sector.
Strategic Business Support Chief, UNICEF
GRC Analyst & Pundit, GRC 20/20 Research LLC
GRC 20/20 Research Michael Rasmussen – The GRC Pundit @ GRC 20/20 Research, Michael Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of GRC strategy, process, information, and technology architectures and solutions. With 28+ years of experience, Michael helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architectures, and select solutions that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the “Father of GRC” – being the first to define and model the GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester Research, Inc.
Research Director, Chartis Research
Sid is a research director at Chartis Research with more than 20 years of experience in the financial, energy and commodities markets in various functions across the trade and software development lifecycles. He has held various roles in product development, trading, risk management, software development and consulting in banks, hedge funds, and risk advisory and software firms, including Standard Chartered Bank, TCG Group, HCL and Cognizant. Sid’s specific areas of interest and research include risk data, model risk management, quantitative models in illiquid markets, high-performance analytics, energy and commodity trading risk, market structure design, new computational models, and the use of innovative mathematical methods in various emerging areas of risk management .He has a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and is a qualified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst CAIA, Financial Risk Manager (FRM) ,Energy Risk Professional (ERP), Member of GARP and CIPM from the CFA institute.
Director Cybersecurity Assurance, Cleveland Clinic
Mangoné Fall is a technology leader driving responsible business growth for over twenty-five years. Currently, he is the Director of Cybersecurity Assurance at Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit, multi-specialty group practice, with 70,000 employees, annual revenue of over 8 billion dollars, and more than 10 million patient encounters each year. In his role, Mangoné helps business leaders understand cyber risk exposure, select strategies to manage risk, and meet regulatory obligations in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Throughout his career, Mangoné has helped blend the fast and creative culture of technology start-ups with the rigor and oversight expected of a large enterprise. The result is the acceleration of new ideas equipped with risk and privacy management strategies that help them achieve enterprise scale rapidly and responsibly. Mangoné’s leadership is lauded as a catalyst for new ideas. With his keen sense for successful innovation tactics and the ability to energize large teams, he has helped incubate, commercialize, and spin-off new products and services. With his direction and guidance organizations have reduced product development times to a quarter of the previous standard, achieved critical certifications with speed and efficiency built a governance, risk, and compliance platform to support over one million global users. As an advisor, Mangoné has helped many prominent health and technology companies develop new solutions and products that meet strict regulations and risk tolerance. He continues to grow and give back to the industry as a member of NHISAC’s Third-Party Risk group and as a founding member of the HITRUST Third-party risk Management Council. Both councils seek to improve supply chain security and streamline procurement for health systems and their vendors. Dedicated to excellence in his craft, Mangoné maintains CISA, CISM, CGEIT, and CRISC certifications from ISACA, CISSP from ISC2, CIPP from IAPP, and CPHIMS from HIMSS. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Cleveland State University, a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Management from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
President, FAIR Institute
Nick Sanna is the President and Founder of the FAIR Institute, a non-profit expert organization dedicated to advancing the discipline of risk measurement and management, which was named one of the 3 most influential industry organizations of the last 30 years. Nick is also the CEO of RiskLens, the Institute's technical advisor and a MetricStream partner, where he is responsible for defining and executing the company's strategy. Nick brings more than 25 years of experience helping organizations harness technology innovation to drive better business results, with previous executive positions at companies such as Netuitive, e-Security [Novell], ASG and Amplitude. Nick is originally from Europe and received a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Rome La Sapienza.
Partner - Risk Consulting, KPMG Canada
Having worked on over 100 implementations, Sree’s global risk advisory experience includes working with numerous top tier financial organizations, aiding in areas around IRM/GRC transformation, Cyber Security, Technology Risk, Regulatory Compliance, Enterprise & Operational Risk, as well as other risk facets within 1st, 2nd and 3rd lines. Sree currently focuses on leading large enterprise risk transformations and continues to help Canadian banks in their journey, something he has been doing since 2014. In Sree’s prior role as a GRC practice lead with another firm, he enabled large GRC transformations across Canada and lead the global center of excellence for a vendor solution platform. He was also the lead GRC architect supporting global teams in successfully transforming and implementing risk and compliance programs within IRM/GRC solutions and other platforms. Sree was one of the founding members of a Big 4 US GRC practice and served as technology advisor to various IRM/GRC products in designing their product suite framework.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Vivid Edge Corp
Bhaskar is a transformational technology thought leader with 30 plus years of experience in leading successful software businesses. He is passionate about helping clients in their digital transformation journey. Bhaskar is a strong proponent of embracing packaged solutions on cloud or on-prem promising standardization, simplification and streamlining of business processes leveraging multitude of technologies like Data lakes, GRC, ML & AI to arrive at predictive intelligence that helps make accelerated, accurate risk aware decisions possible at all levels of the organization. He has directed Vivid Edge with singular focus to provide its 360 degree consulting expertise to enable GRC essentials for a digital enterprise - IT & OT GRC, Cyber & Data Risk and Third Party Risk management solutions. With a deep understanding of the digital transformation needs across industries he has positioned Vivid Edge to deliver solutions that span Supply Chain SaaS, technology agnostic “Enterprise Integration”, applications “Migration to Cloud” and “Enterprise Data Analytics”. Prior to starting Vivid Edge Corporation in 2006, Bhaskar led large technology teams, conducted Health Checks, Solution Value Assessment efforts at Oracle as a Senior Director. He has championed the design of custom end to end ERP solutions and contributed as a member of the Oracle Development team releasing the Oracle Project Manufacturing Suite. Additionally, he led oversight to large multi-year Oracle ERP programs spanning Manufacturing, Financials, CRM, HRMS, PLM & MDM. Bhaskar has Masters in Economics and Business Administration certification for executives from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
CEO and Co-Founder, Smartbothub
Andrew Wells has more than 25 years of expertise in information technology, the reengineering of business processes, program management, data warehouses, and the development of applications. Among his prominent positions are those of Vice President of Risk Strategy and Innovation at Kaiser Permanente and CTO and CSIO at JP Morgan Chase. A noteworthy solution from Andrew's past is the Worldwide International Money Transfer system for JP Morgan that included Cybersecurity, Identity Access Controls, and all the items required to make secure transactions. Andrew has extensive experience with consumer banking as well as leading the design and implementation of Enterprise Scale systems. Andrew received his formal education in England in Strategy, Banking and Finance from the University of Bournemouth.
Vice President of Strategy & Risk, RiskRecon
Jonathan has been a third-party risk practitioner since 2004. He is co-founder and former president of the Third-Party Risk Association. He has deep experience building and running third-party risk programs in finance and healthcare. He started with RiskRecon in April, 2020.
Vice President - Global Security Solutions, OnSolve
Matt Bradley serves as Vice President of Global Security Solutions for OnSolve. In this role, Matt is a member of OnSolve's Executive Leadership Team and works cross-functionally to drive the development of comprehensive and robust security operations solutions leveraging critical communications, risk intelligence, and incident management. Matt’s appointment is part of OnSolve's approach to providing state of the art, secure solutions that enable people to make faster, better-informed decisions and reduce risk when managing critical events. A veteran security operations expert for more than two decades, Matt brings deep first-hand knowledge of security operations management and understanding of the critical challenges facing organizations in the future.Most recently, Matt served as Regional Security Director for the Americas at International SOS, where he led the security services business and advised key executives on risk management solutions. Prior to International SOS, Matt worked in Honduras as the Security Director for Tigo Honduras where he handled all matters relating to physical security; health, safety and environment; crisis management; and fraud investigation, and as General Manager for I Solution Security, where he advised on security matters for the Honduran President, Minister of Security, and Minister of National Emergency Commission. Previously, Matt had a distinguished 14-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Matt has an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University and a BS in electrical engineering and a BA in Spanish Literature from Rice University. Matt is a sought-after speaker and interviewee for his expertise in risk management, crisis management, business resilience, counterterrorism and enterprise security risk management. Matt has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Security Management online and other popular media outlets.
Co-Founder and CEO, Compliance.ai
With more than 25 years of experience in hi-tech, Kayvan leads operations, strategy, sales, and marketing for Compliance.ai. Most recently, Kayvan led the identity strategy at RSA, and represented EMC on various industry alliances such as the FIDO board. He is Co-Founder and CEO of PassBan (acquired by RSA), a company focused on mobile identity assurance. Kayvan also led strategy at LiteScape (as CTO and later as CEO), creating security and mobile identity solutions for VOIP based networks. He was Co-Founder and CTO at Be Notified, a cloud mobile communication service provider. Prior to that, Kayvan co-founded AVIRNEX, a cloud-based enhanced fixed and mobile communication service provider.
Group Non- Financial Risk, Danske Bank
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream
Gaurav Kapoor serves as the Co-founder and COO of MetricStream. Gaurav has been involved with the company since its inception and as the COO, is responsible for the overall Go-to-Market Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Customer Advocacy, and the Partner and Community Ecosystem. Until 2010, he also served as the CFO of MetricStream. Previously, Gaurav held executive positions at OpenGrowth and ArcadiaOne. Prior, he spent several years in business, marketing and operations roles at Citibank in Asia and in the U.S. He also serves on the board of Regalix, a digital innovation and marketing company. Gaurav has a bachelor's degree in Technology (with Honors) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), a degree in Business from FMS, Delhi, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.
CTO and Managing Director for India, MetricStream
Andy Diggelmann serves as CTO and Managing Director for India at MetricStream. He is responsible for products, engineering, and consulting. He has played a critical role in driving continued product innovation as well as enabling customers to accelerate their adoption of the MetricStream M7 Platform and Applications Cloud. Previously, Andy served at SAS Institute, from 1994-2000 in Switzerland, and from 2000-2018 in Cary, NC in various roles. In his most recent role, as VP Planning, Operations and Strategy, he had accountability for planning, operations and strategy across all R&D divisions of SAS. He was also officially designated the second in command to the CTO and Head of R&D, where his responsibilities included overseeing corporate development and planning, performance testing and data architecture, usability, release engineering and deployment, the R&D Data Center, project management, and the R&D centers in India and China. His focus areas have been to continue to mature R&D processes, stabilize infrastructure, take corrective action when needed, and continue to evolve a strategic customer engagement program for R&D.
Executive Vice President - Partnerships and Alliances, MetricStream
As EVP at MetricStream, Rohit is responsible for leading global partnerships and MetricStream’s ecosystem by enabling the influence, distribution, and delivery capabilities of our partners. Partnerships and alliances are viewed as key drivers of MetricStream’s growth and leadership in the marketplace. Rohit also leads some of MetricStream’s strategic growth markets such as Asia Pacific, Australia, Middle East and Africa. In the past, Rohit has been involved in building dominant software brands and successful companies that include Siebel Systems, PeopleSoft, Cognizant, and Cymbal. Most recently, Rohit led large company partnerships and strategic businesses in enterprise software at Cognizant. Prior to that, he was part of the executive team that built Cymbal, where he managed worldwide sales, marketing, and partnerships leading to a successful acquisition. At Seibel Systems, he was responsible for key product lines, and the expansion of the partner network which played a big role in Siebel’s distribution and delivery channel expansion. He was also in leadership product marketing roles at PeopleSoft during its rise to becoming a top enterprise software provider.
Chief Technology Officer, MetricStream
Prasad Sabbineni, Chief Technology Officer, MetricStream drives product innovation, overseeing strategy and engineering with a continued focus on strategic research and development. Sabbineni has a long history of enterprise technology product and strategy management, previously serving as MetricStream’s Executive Vice President of Products. In that role, he successfully oversaw product vision, execution of MetricStream’s market leading GRC products, development of a strong team of product managers and promotion of a strong product culture within MetricStream. Prior to joining MetricStream, Prasad was a Managing Director at Citigroup, overseeing technology for enterprise functions of Risk Management, Finance, HR, Data, Information Security, Compliance Risk, Internal Audit, Enterprise Supply Chain, and Third-Party Management. He also held risk management positions at Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns.
Director - Product Marketing, MetricStream
Pat McParland is Director of Product Marketing at MetricStream. In this role, she is responsible for creating product messaging, product go-to-market plans and analyzing market trends. Pat has more than 25 years of financial data and technology marketing experience and has led product and marketing teams at Dow Jones and Dun & Bradstreet as well as a number of startups. She has a BA from the College of William and Mary and lives in Summit, New Jersey.
Associate Vice President, ESG, MetricStream
Shaun is MetricStream’s ESG product line manager with over a decade of experience in GRC and ESG product and solution development. Extensive solution management experience focused on designing world-class software products helping customers solve complex business and technology challenges. Multi-disciplinary consulting experience in solving cross-functional business problems and designing technology enablement solutions for global enterprises.
Sr. Vice President - GRC Solutions for Financial Services, MetricStream
Chief Technology Evangelist, MetricStream
Vidya Phalke is a technologist at heart with over 25 years of experience in Enterprise Software, AI, Cloud, Distributed Computing, Security and Risk Technologies. As MetricStream's Chief Technology Evangelist he is responsible for ensuring MetricStream innovations and products are aligned with the needs of MetricStream's customers and the broader GRC market. Prior to this role he was responsible for building out MetricStream's Platform, AI/ML framework, Cloud and Security. He received Silicon Valley's Bay Area CIO of the year award in 2017. He holds a Doctorate from Rutgers, Management degree from MIT and a Bachelor's degree from IIT-Delhi.
Group Vice President - Sales, MetricStream
Regional Vice President - GRC Solutions, MetricStream
SVP, Head of Product Development, Product Manager - IT and Cyber Security, MetricStream
Joy Bhowmick is SVP, Head of Product Development, Product Manager - IT and Cyber Security at MetricStream, and has 20+ year’s of experience in leading institutional, retail, and commercial banking technology initiatives. He has delivered many solutions in Risk Management, Finance, Compliance, Cyber Security and Audit. He is known for his expertise in determining strategic financial direction, leveraging business and technical acumen to generate solutions for complex issues. He specializes in championing strategic initiatives to deliver effective results, participating in critical decision-making processes while working proactively with cross-functional teams to drive competitive advantage. His mission is to stay committed to cultivating exceptional stakeholder relationships, meeting their needs and expectations at every step. His ability to provide exceptional service, resources, and methods to meet ever-changing objectives and ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements is what makes him the best at what he does.
Senior Director - Product Management, Metricstream
Senior Director GRC Solutions, MetricStream
Director - Analyst Relations, MetricStream
Customer Success Executive, MetricStream
Sr. Vice President, Corporate Strategy, MetricStream
Associate Vice President , GRC Services, MetricStream
Vice President - Global Services Americas, MetricStream
Senior Manager - Product Marketing, MetricStream
Senior Product Manager, MetricStream
Senior Product Manager, MetricStream
Associate Director - Product Management, MetricStream
Senior Account Executive - Sales, MetricStream