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Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Andrew S. Fastow

Former Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp, Principal of KeenCorp

Andrew was the Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp. from 1998 – 2001. In 2004, he pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud and was sentenced to six years in federal prison. He completed his sentence in 2011 and now lives with his family in Houston, Texas. He currently consults with Directors, attorneys, and hedge funds on how best to identify potentially critical finance, accounting, compensation, and cultural issues. He is also a Principal of KeenCorp, an artificial intelligence software company. He received a BA in Economics and Chinese from Tufts University and an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to joining Enron, he was a Senior Director in the Asset Securitization Group at Continental Bank N.A. ...
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Andrew S. Fastow
Former Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp, Principal of KeenCorp

Andrew was the Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp. from 1998 – 2001. In 2004, he pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud and was sentenced to six years in federal prison. He completed his sentence in 2011 and now lives with his family in Houston, Texas. He currently consults with Directors, attorneys, and hedge funds on how best to identify potentially critical finance, accounting, compensation, and cultural issues. He is also a Principal of KeenCorp, an artificial intelligence software company. He received a BA in Economics and Chinese from Tufts University and an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to joining Enron, he was a Senior Director in the Asset Securitization Group at Continental Bank N.A.

Since his release from prison, Mr. Fastow has been a guest lecturer at universities and corporations, and at conferences for management, corporate directors, attorneys, accountants, and certified fraud examiners. He was the keynote speaker at the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Management Conference, the FBI’s Advanced Financial Crimes Seminar, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Annual Conference, the American Accounting Association Annual Conference, and the Financial Times’ Outstanding Directors Conference.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Karl West

Chief Information Security Officer , Intermountain Healthcare

Karl West is the Chief Information Security Officer and Assistant Vice President of Information Systems at Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated delivery network of 23 hospitals and over 200 clinics in Utah, Nevada, and Southern Idaho. Karl is a well-respected speaker and security expert who is often sought after by other organizations that want to embed his holistic solutions in their security strategies. At Intermountain, Karl is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s security strategy. Karl’s leadership—throughout the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of an excellent security program—has earned Intermountain national recognition as a leader in health information security. The teams Karl inspires cover a wide range of secur...
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Karl West
Chief Information Security Officer , Intermountain Healthcare

Karl West is the Chief Information Security Officer and Assistant Vice President of Information Systems at Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated delivery network of 23 hospitals and over 200 clinics in Utah, Nevada, and Southern Idaho. Karl is a well-respected speaker and security expert who is often sought after by other organizations that want to embed his holistic solutions in their security strategies.

At Intermountain, Karl is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s security strategy. Karl’s leadership—throughout the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of an excellent security program—has earned Intermountain national recognition as a leader in health information security.

The teams Karl inspires cover a wide range of security specialties—governance, architecture, risk and compliance, Identity and Access, eDiscovery, forensics, vulnerability and incident management. Protecting and defending against unauthorized access to patient and employee information, clinical systems, networks and data is Karl’s vocation. He’s keenly interested in innovation as well, especially the development of new technologies that improve care and lower costs.

For more than 30 years, Karl has been involved in information technology and security. Prior to his role at Intermountain, Karl was Vice President and Managing Partner at AT&T Consulting Services.

Karl is a board member of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC) and a member of the Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) Privacy and Security Board. He’s also a board member of the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS), a part of the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), and Weber State University’s Computer Science department.

Karl received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and later a master’s degree in Business Administration

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Leeanne Barnes

Director Strategy & Risk, Enterprise & Operational Risk, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Leeanne Barnes is a seasoned risk management professional with over 20 years of experience in various industries.  Prior to joining Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in 2013, she held roles of increasing responsibility at ING DIRECT, including leading and maturing the Operational Risk Management function, Fraud Detection, Information Security, Business Continuity, Sarbanes Oxley, Outsourcing, Procurement, and Special Projects.  Through this time, Leeanne also worked closely with Canadian and European Regulators.  Prior to ING, Leeanne spent five years at Deloitte, assisting clients in the Risk Consulting and Regulatory Services space. Leeanne is currently the Director of Enterprise and Operational Risk Management at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.  Leeanne wor...
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Leeanne Barnes
Director Strategy & Risk, Enterprise & Operational Risk, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Leeanne Barnes is a seasoned risk management professional with over 20 years of experience in various industries.  Prior to joining Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in 2013, she held roles of increasing responsibility at ING DIRECT, including leading and maturing the Operational Risk Management function, Fraud Detection, Information Security, Business Continuity, Sarbanes Oxley, Outsourcing, Procurement, and Special Projects.  Through this time, Leeanne also worked closely with Canadian and European Regulators.  Prior to ING, Leeanne spent five years at Deloitte, assisting clients in the Risk Consulting and Regulatory Services space.

Leeanne is currently the Director of Enterprise and Operational Risk Management at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.  Leeanne works closely with the Board and Executive Team to provide a consistent approach to effectively understand, measure, report and manage/mitigate new & emerging enterprise and operational risks.  She also supports the enterprise view of risk appetite and supports the Board and Management Committees in overseeing important enterprise risks. 

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

John Sidwell

Head of Global Audit, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Mr. Sidwell is currently the Head of Global Audit at Cypress Semiconductor, where he oversees the Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit and Compliance activities. He has been with Cypress for just over a year while creating and implementing the company’s enterprise risk management program and value-added internal audit activities, as well as streamlining the SOX Compliance Program and updating the ethics governance program. His primary focus in his career has been to move smaller audit shops to create a stronger presence and influence the company to move toward risk-based thinking and decision making. Most of his career has been with tech companies such as SunPower, Electronic Arts, 3COM, Dolby Laboratories, with financial management with PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.  ...
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

John Sidwell
Head of Global Audit, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Mr. Sidwell is currently the Head of Global Audit at Cypress Semiconductor, where he oversees the Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit and Compliance activities. He has been with Cypress for just over a year while creating and implementing the company’s enterprise risk management program and value-added internal audit activities, as well as streamlining the SOX Compliance Program and updating the ethics governance program. His primary focus in his career has been to move smaller audit shops to create a stronger presence and influence the company to move toward risk-based thinking and decision making. Most of his career has been with tech companies such as SunPower, Electronic Arts, 3COM, Dolby Laboratories, with financial management with PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. 

Based in Silicon Valley, he has memberships with FEI, IAPG and IIA.  He has certifications of CPA, CIA, CRMA.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Garrett Smiley

CISO & VP of Information Security, Serco, Inc.

Oversight and governance for all information and cyber related compliance, risk management, and security within Serco, Inc. The major areas of focus thus far have included protecting unclassified federal government data on Serco equipment (e.g., DFARS 252.204-7012/NIST SP 800-171 compliance), helping to maintain our Special Security Agreement (SSA) with the Defense Security Service (DSS), and increasing security for systems under ETSS.
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Garrett Smiley
CISO & VP of Information Security, Serco, Inc.

Oversight and governance for all information and cyber related compliance, risk management, and security within Serco, Inc. The major areas of focus thus far have included protecting unclassified federal government data on Serco equipment (e.g., DFARS 252.204-7012/NIST SP 800-171 compliance), helping to maintain our Special Security Agreement (SSA) with the Defense Security Service (DSS), and increasing security for systems under ETSS.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Brent Houlahan

Chief Security Architect, Unisys

Mr. Houlahan is the Chief Security Architect for Unisys Federal. He provides cybersecurity thought leadership focusing on mission-oriented cyber resilience and integrating IT Service Management best practices into intelligence driven and proactive cyber defense operations. He has 20+ years of experience in mission critical intelligence operations, security product development, and managed services delivery. His prior roles include VP Technology at iSIGHT Partners (acquired by FireEye), VP Managed Security Solutions at MCI/VerizonBusiness, and CTO & VP Operations at NetSec, an MSSP acquired by MCI in January of 2005.  Before NetSec, He worked for other venture-backed startups and launched the hosting and security services business at global internetworking pr...
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Brent Houlahan
Chief Security Architect, Unisys

Mr. Houlahan is the Chief Security Architect for Unisys Federal. He provides cybersecurity thought leadership focusing on mission-oriented cyber resilience and integrating IT Service Management best practices into intelligence driven and proactive cyber defense operations. He has 20+ years of experience in mission critical intelligence operations, security product development, and managed services delivery.

His prior roles include VP Technology at iSIGHT Partners (acquired by FireEye), VP Managed Security Solutions at MCI/VerizonBusiness, and CTO & VP Operations at NetSec, an MSSP acquired by MCI in January of 2005. 

Before NetSec, He worked for other venture-backed startups and launched the hosting and security services business at global internetworking provider Savvis Communications (now CenturyLink). He built the Global Security Product Engineering team at UUNET where his VPN development team won DataCom Magazine's 1998 'Product of the Year'. Brent is an Electronic Warfare graduate of the US Army Intelligence Center and holds several certifications including CISSP, PMP, and ITIL Expert. His information assurance experience includes IC assignments in Japan and England.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Marina Adams

Compliance Officer & AVP, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

As Compliance Officer and Assistant Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Ms. Adams helped to create and develop the Compliance Function at the Bank. Ms. Adams’ responsibilities include the development and implementation of the Bank’s Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions compliance programs, Data Privacy program, and the Bank-wide Compliance Risk Assessment. Ms. Adams is a frequent presenter on compliance at the Bank’s conferences for central bankers as well as at external venues, and has developed a variety of live and e-learning trainings. Prior to working in compliance, Ms. Adams worked as an Attorney and Counsel in the Bank’s Legal Group, and served as a Deputy Ethics Officer. Ms. Adams provided legal support to the Bank’s payments areas and performed tran...
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Marina Adams
Compliance Officer & AVP, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

As Compliance Officer and Assistant Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Ms. Adams helped to create and develop the Compliance Function at the Bank. Ms. Adams’ responsibilities include the development and implementation of the Bank’s Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions compliance programs, Data Privacy program, and the Bank-wide Compliance Risk Assessment. Ms. Adams is a frequent presenter on compliance at the Bank’s conferences for central bankers as well as at external venues, and has developed a variety of live and e-learning trainings. Prior to working in compliance, Ms. Adams worked as an Attorney and Counsel in the Bank’s Legal Group, and served as a Deputy Ethics Officer. Ms. Adams provided legal support to the Bank’s payments areas and performed transactional work relating to foreign accounts and fiscal agency relationships. She also served as the Vice-Chair of the Payments Subcommittee of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and was a frequent contributor to the ABA’s The Business Lawyer. Ms. Adams is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is certified as CIPP/US. She holds a B.A. degree in Philosophy cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and J.D and M.B.A. degrees from Boston University. 

The views expressed by Ms. Adams are her own and do not represent the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or the Federal Reserve System.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Michael Rasmussen

Chief GRC Pundit, GRC 20/20

Mr. Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of enterprise GRC, GRC technology, corporate compliance, and policy management. With 18+ years of experience, he helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architecture, and select technologies 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. He has contributed to U.S. Congressional reports and committees, and currently serves on the Leadership Council of the OCEG and chairs the OCEG Technology Council, OCEG Policy Management Group,...
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Michael Rasmussen
Chief GRC Pundit, GRC 20/20

Mr. Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of enterprise GRC, GRC technology, corporate compliance, and policy management. With 18+ years of experience, he helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architecture, and select technologies 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.

He has contributed to U.S. Congressional reports and committees, and currently serves on the Leadership Council of the OCEG and chairs the OCEG Technology Council, OCEG Policy Management Group, and the OCEG GRC Architect Group.

He is quoted extensively in the press and is respected for his commentary on broadcast news channels. He is an Honorary Life Member in The Institute of Risk Management for his contributions to risk management and GRC. In June 2007, Treasury & Risk recognized he as one of the 100 most influential people in finance with specific accolades noting his work in 'Governance and Compliance: Saving the Planet and the Corporation' and as a 'Rising Star in Rocky Times: Corporate America's Outstanding Executives.' 

Prior to founding GRC 20/20 Research, he was a Vice-President and 'Top Analyst' at Forrester Research, Inc. Before Forrester, he led the risk/compliance consulting practice at a professional services firm, and prior to that has specific experience managing compliance and risk within commercial organizations. 

His educational experience consists of a Juris Doctorate in law and a Bachelor of Science in Business. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a research focus in ethics and church history. He is a GRCP (GRC Professional), CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethic Professional), and a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). OCEG has recognized him as an OCEG Fellow for his contributions and advancement of GRC practices around the world.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Gaurav Kapoor

Office of the CEO & Chief Operating Officer

Gaurav Kapoor serves as the ‘Office of the CEO’ and Chief Operating Officer 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, the Partner and Community Ecosystem. Until 2010, he also served as the CFO of MetricStream. Previously, Gaurav has held Executive positions at OpenGrowth and ArcadiaOne. Prior to that, 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, De...
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Gaurav Kapoor
Office of the CEO & Chief Operating Officer

Gaurav Kapoor serves as the ‘Office of the CEO’ and Chief Operating Officer 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, the Partner and Community Ecosystem. Until 2010, he also served as the CFO of MetricStream.

Previously, Gaurav has held Executive positions at OpenGrowth and ArcadiaOne. Prior to that, 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, University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Yo Delmar

VP – Customer Success and Engagement, MetricStream

Ms. Delmar is the Vice President of GRC Solutions at MetricStream and is focused on the company's GRC market leadership. She has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology and Management, with a focus on Governance, Risk and Compliance over the past 10 years. Ms. Delmar is responsible for MetricStream's Customer Program for over 300 companies world-wide and drives MetricStream's GRC Journey Program which provides expertise in helping companies implement strategies and programs for governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions that add strategic value while delivering dramatic cost savings. Ms. Delmar has led start-ups and business units within system integration and outsourcing companies, and provided advisory services to F1000 on the implementation of GRC programs. She hol...
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Yo Delmar
VP – Customer Success and Engagement, MetricStream

Ms. Delmar is the Vice President of GRC Solutions at MetricStream and is focused on the company's GRC market leadership. She has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology and Management, with a focus on Governance, Risk and Compliance over the past 10 years. Ms. Delmar is responsible for MetricStream's Customer Program for over 300 companies world-wide and drives MetricStream's GRC Journey Program which provides expertise in helping companies implement strategies and programs for governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions that add strategic value while delivering dramatic cost savings. Ms. Delmar has led start-ups and business units within system integration and outsourcing companies, and provided advisory services to F1000 on the implementation of GRC programs. She holds a B.Sc. (Honors) in Mathematics and Computer Science and an M.B.A. from Dalhousie University in Canada. She is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Susan Palm

Senior Vice President – Customer Engagement and Success, MetricStream

Ms. Palm is responsible for driving MetricStream's growth in specific industries, including Financial Services. She comes to MetricStream with over 27 years of experience as a practitioner in Governance and Risk Management. Most recently, as the Senior Vice President of Audit and Risk at Sterling Savings Bank, she was responsible for Audit, Compliance, Fraud, Credit Review, and Enterprise Risk Management. She has also spent several years in consulting. Prior to that, she has also spent over two decades at Norwest and Wells Fargo where she served as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Governance and Risk Management. She was actively engaged with the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve, the OCC, and other regulatory bodies, and has led various National Operat...
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Susan Palm
Senior Vice President – Customer Engagement and Success, MetricStream

Ms. Palm is responsible for driving MetricStream's growth in specific industries, including Financial Services.

She comes to MetricStream with over 27 years of experience as a practitioner in Governance and Risk Management. Most recently, as the Senior Vice President of Audit and Risk at Sterling Savings Bank, she was responsible for Audit, Compliance, Fraud, Credit Review, and Enterprise Risk Management. She has also spent several years in consulting.

Prior to that, she has also spent over two decades at Norwest and Wells Fargo where she served as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Governance and Risk Management. She was actively engaged with the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve, the OCC, and other regulatory bodies, and has led various National Operational Risk committees, such as the BITS Regulatory Overlap Reconciliation and the Basel ANPR. She is a regular speaker at several forums in GRC.

Ms. Palm received her B.A. in Economics from Lawrence University, and graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business' Executive Program.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Peter Bannister

SVP for Governance, Risk & Compliance, MetricStream

Highly accomplished risk management professional with 15 years of progressive experience in various innovation and change focused roles. Proven ability to strategize and execute on critical deliverables by combining technical skills and business knowledge to produce tangible results. Able to collaborate and work cross-functionally in order to maximize output. Proven communicator at all levels in large financial services organizations. 
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Peter Bannister
SVP for Governance, Risk & Compliance, MetricStream

Highly accomplished risk management professional with 15 years of progressive experience in various innovation and change focused roles. Proven ability to strategize and execute on critical deliverables by combining technical skills and business knowledge to produce tangible results. Able to collaborate and work cross-functionally in order to maximize output. Proven communicator at all levels in large financial services organizations. 

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Andreas Diggelmann

‘Office of the CEO’, CEO, and CTO

Andy Diggelmann serves as Interim CEO, “Office of the CEO’ and CTO 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, wherein his responsibilities included overseeing corporate developmen...
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Andreas Diggelmann
‘Office of the CEO’, CEO, and CTO

Andy Diggelmann serves as Interim CEO, “Office of the CEO’ and CTO 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, wherein 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.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Christopher Geiger

Director Enterprise Risk and Sustainability, Lockheed Martin

Christopher Geiger is Enterprise Risk and Sustainability Director for Lockheed Martin. In this role he leads enterprise risk management and sustainability program strategy, implementation and stakeholder engagement. He has been with Lockheed Martin for 18 years and was previously the chief engineer of the Enterprise Sustainment Solutions market segment.  He is also on the Board of Directors of Midflorida Credit Union, a full-service financial institution with $4.4B in assets. Christopher is a licensed Professional Engineering (PE), UK Chartered Engineer (CEng), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
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Christopher Geiger
Director Enterprise Risk and Sustainability, Lockheed Martin

Christopher Geiger is Enterprise Risk and Sustainability Director for Lockheed Martin. In this role he leads enterprise risk management and sustainability program strategy, implementation and stakeholder engagement. He has been with Lockheed Martin for 18 years and was previously the chief engineer of the Enterprise Sustainment Solutions market segment.  He is also on the Board of Directors of Midflorida Credit Union, a full-service financial institution with $4.4B in assets. Christopher is a licensed Professional Engineering (PE), UK Chartered Engineer (CEng), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Ryan Abdel-Megeid

Director - Internal Audit, AARP

Ryan Abdel-Megeid is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and is currently the Director of Internal Audit at AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. Ryan leads the Internal Audit team at AARP and is responsible for preparing and implementing a risk-based audit plan to assess, report on, and ultimately help improve the association’s key internal controls. Ryan works directly with the Chief Audit Executive to develop Audit Committee reports and works closely with AARP leadership to provide recommendations on how to improve governance. Prior to working at AARP, Ryan was a Senior Manager in Grant Thornton’s Risk Advisory practice. Ryan led internal audi...
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Ryan Abdel-Megeid
Director - Internal Audit, AARP

Ryan Abdel-Megeid is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and is currently the Director of Internal Audit at AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.

Ryan leads the Internal Audit team at AARP and is responsible for preparing and implementing a risk-based audit plan to assess, report on, and ultimately help improve the association’s key internal controls. Ryan works directly with the Chief Audit Executive to develop Audit Committee reports and works closely with AARP leadership to provide recommendations on how to improve governance.

Prior to working at AARP, Ryan was a Senior Manager in Grant Thornton’s Risk Advisory practice. Ryan led internal audit engagements at public and private clients, including but not limited to; IT risk assessments, audit planning, testing, and reporting. He has worked closely with the C-suite of regional, national, and international companies, not-for-profit organizations & associations, as well as highly-regulated financial services companies, to help them effectively manage technology, operational, and enterprise risks.

In addition to his current role at AARP, Ryan serves on the Board of Governors for the DC Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA.

Previous speaking engagements:

  • SOC Reporting - IIA Baltimore Annual CPE Conference – 2015

  • Future of IA (panelist) - MetricStream GRC Conference – 2019

  •  “It’s a Risk-Based Dinner Gathering – Compliance, ERM & Internal Audit” - SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute – 2019

  • Featured on ISACA’s 50th Anniversary infographic “Global Prestige, Global Influence”

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Jenna Caprara

Internal Audit Manager, AARP

Jenna Caprara is an Internal Audit Manager at AARP specializing in financial, operational and compliance audits. She leverages her deep expertise assessing operational and financial risk to help stakeholders understand and implement effective and right-sized mitigation strategies. Jenna’s expertise and experience positions her as a trusted advisor for her clients, who proactively seek guidance on key risk matters.  Through her work as a lead auditor for AARP, and previously as a financial statement auditor with a national firm, Jenna has extensive experience assessing vendor proposals, performing vendor selection, contract reviews, as well as working directly and collaboratively with vendors to effectively deliver expected outcomes.
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Jenna Caprara
Internal Audit Manager, AARP

Jenna Caprara is an Internal Audit Manager at AARP specializing in financial, operational and compliance audits. She leverages her deep expertise assessing operational and financial risk to help stakeholders understand and implement effective and right-sized mitigation strategies. Jenna’s expertise and experience positions her as a trusted advisor for her clients, who proactively seek guidance on key risk matters.  Through her work as a lead auditor for AARP, and previously as a financial statement auditor with a national firm, Jenna has extensive experience assessing vendor proposals, performing vendor selection, contract reviews, as well as working directly and collaboratively with vendors to effectively deliver expected outcomes.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Shelby Stinson

Banking Officer, Senior Risk Analyst, Hancock Whitney Bank

Shelby is a Senior Risk Analyst at Hancock Whitney Bank where she supports the Company’s ERM program objectives with an emphasis on MetricStream deployment, administration and strategy. In this role, Shelby has leveraged her expertise in analytics and system implementations to help develop a mature GRC solution for their Company with robust reporting capabilities. She is currently focused on the development of integrated reporting tools that leverage their GRC data to drive enhanced risk management capabilities into their first line of defense. Her other areas of responsibility include system administration, ERM Program development, GRC Framework and risk govern...
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Shelby Stinson
Banking Officer, Senior Risk Analyst, Hancock Whitney Bank

Shelby is a Senior Risk Analyst at Hancock Whitney Bank where she supports the Company’s ERM program objectives with an emphasis on MetricStream deployment, administration and strategy. In this role, Shelby has leveraged her expertise in analytics and system implementations to help develop a mature GRC solution for their Company with robust reporting capabilities. She is currently focused on the development of integrated reporting tools that leverage their GRC data to drive enhanced risk management capabilities into their first line of defense. Her other areas of responsibility include system administration, ERM Program development, GRC Framework and risk governance and reporting. Shelby received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University with a concentration in Insurance, Risk Management, and Financial Planning.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

John Opala

Vice President, IT Security, McCormick & Company, Inc

John Opala, PhD, is a technology and cyber security thought leader with over 20 years of practical experience in IT infrastructure, identity access management, cybersecurity engineering, enterprise security architecture, security operations, governance, risk and compliance. Dr. Opala currently works for McCormick as Vice President of IT Security responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability for McCormick’s information assets. In his role, Dr. Opala oversees McCormick’s enterprise security architecture, security standards, and security best practices to ensure protection of Company IP and operating systems. Prior to joining McCormick, Dr. Opala held several leadership roles in enterprise cyber security across several companies including Sealed Air...
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John Opala
Vice President, IT Security, McCormick & Company, Inc

John Opala, PhD, is a technology and cyber security thought leader with over 20 years of practical experience in IT infrastructure, identity access management, cybersecurity engineering, enterprise security architecture, security operations, governance, risk and compliance. Dr. Opala currently works for McCormick as Vice President of IT Security responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability for McCormick’s information assets. In his role, Dr. Opala oversees McCormick’s enterprise security architecture, security standards, and security best practices to ensure protection of Company IP and operating systems.

Prior to joining McCormick, Dr. Opala held several leadership roles in enterprise cyber security across several companies including Sealed Air Corporation, Lowes, Cisco Systems, Inc., LabCorp, Raleigh Lions Clinic, Inc., and New Vision Enterprises, Inc. Also, he has taught as an adjunct professor for several Universities that include Campbell University, University of Colorado Global Campus and University of Phoenix among others.

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Shellye Archambeau

Member of the Board, Verizon

Ms. Archambeau is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high performance teams, and organizations.  Ms. Archambeau currently serves on the boards of Verizon [NYSE:VZ], Nordstrom [NYSE: JWN], Roper Technologies [NYSE: ROP] and MetricStream. She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, governance, risk, and compliance software company that enables corporations to improve their business operations through better risk management across the enterprise. Ms. Archambeau built the company into a global market leader with over 1200 employees serving customers around the world.  Under her leadership MetricStream was recognized for growth and innovation over the years and was named in the top 10 ...
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Shellye Archambeau
Member of the Board, Verizon

Ms. Archambeau is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high performance teams, and organizations.  Ms. Archambeau currently serves on the boards of Verizon [NYSE:VZ], Nordstrom [NYSE: JWN], Roper Technologies [NYSE: ROP] and MetricStream.

She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, governance, risk, and compliance software company that enables corporations to improve their business operations through better risk management across the enterprise. Ms. Archambeau built the company into a global market leader with over 1200 employees serving customers around the world.  Under her leadership MetricStream was recognized for growth and innovation over the years and was named in the top 10 of the “Deloitte Technology Fast 50” and named a global leader in GRC by leading independent analyst firms for 9 consecutive years.

Ms. Archambeau has over 25 years of experience in technology leading organizations focused on business to business as well as business to consumer. She is a recognized expert in marketing and co-authored, "Marketing That Works: How Entrepreneurial Marketing Can Add Sustainable Profits to Any Sized Company." She has held EVP of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer roles for two public companies and as President of Blockbuster.com, launched the entertainment retailer’s first online presence.

She was named the second most influential African American in IT by Business Insider in 2013. In 2015, she was ranked one of the “100 Most Influential Business Leaders in America” by Newsmax and that same year received the NCWIT Symons Innovator Award from The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

Shellye is also a sought-after speaker on governance, risk and compliance as well as marketing and entrepreneurship.  She guest lectures at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and The Wharton School of Business.  She has been featured or referenced in major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes and The Financial Times.

In her spare time Shellye enjoys exercising, the performing arts, entertaining and cooking.

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Mohammed Adel Shehadeh

Former Chief Audit Executive, Capital Guidance

Mohammed Shehadeh is designated as a Subject Matter Expert (SME). Mr. Shehadeh's main specialties are creating and leading Internal Audit, Risk Management, and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) departments and functions. Mr. Shehadeh works with Boards and C-Suite leaders as a strategic and trusted advisor concerning company’s maturity level, entering new industries and regions, reporting under US GAAP and IFRS, M&A, SOX Compliance, Security Commission filing requirements, restatement of financial statements, time-saving programs, value-added financial models, process improvements, and internal control weaknesses. Mr. Shehadeh has Managed in-house teams and outsourced companies globally, delivering results and performing in complex, high-pressure situations. He has excellent r...
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Mohammed Adel Shehadeh
Former Chief Audit Executive, Capital Guidance

Mohammed Shehadeh is designated as a Subject Matter Expert (SME). Mr. Shehadeh's main specialties are creating and leading Internal Audit, Risk Management, and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) departments and functions. Mr. Shehadeh works with Boards and C-Suite leaders as a strategic and trusted advisor concerning company’s maturity level, entering new industries and regions, reporting under US GAAP and IFRS, M&A, SOX Compliance, Security Commission filing requirements, restatement of financial statements, time-saving programs, value-added financial models, process improvements, and internal control weaknesses. Mr. Shehadeh has Managed in-house teams and outsourced companies globally, delivering results and performing in complex, high-pressure situations. He has excellent relationship management skills spanning 40+ countries (in United States, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia) and 10+ industries (Financial Service, Investment Management, Private Equity, Real Estate, Mortgage, Manufacturing, Distribution, Oil & Chemical, and Fire & Safety). Mr. Shehadeh has over 20 years of experience working for and advising Big4, Fortune 100, and Multinational Companies. Mr. Shehadeh is a CPA, CRMA, with a bachelor’s in Administration and Accounting, and a Master of Science in Business Analytics.

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Stephen Woitsky

SVP, Operational Risk Management, Bank of the West

Stephen is responsible for leading the operational risk management teams for Bank of the West client related businesses (Consumer & Commercial Banking and Wealth Management) and Governance to coordinate the execution and enhancement of the Operational Risk Management Program. He is an Hands-on and results-driven Risk Management Executive with 20+ years of leadership expertise in operational risk management, internal audit and compliance. He also bridges Outreach Volunteer and Board Member Bridges that provides meals and clothing to those in need in New Jersey and New York.
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Stephen Woitsky
SVP, Operational Risk Management, Bank of the West

Stephen is responsible for leading the operational risk management teams for Bank of the West client related businesses (Consumer & Commercial Banking and Wealth Management) and Governance to coordinate the execution and enhancement of the Operational Risk Management Program. He is an Hands-on and results-driven Risk Management Executive with 20+ years of leadership expertise in operational risk management, internal audit and compliance. He also bridges Outreach Volunteer and Board Member Bridges that provides meals and clothing to those in need in New Jersey and New York.

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Robert Chesnut

Chief Ethics Officer, Airbnb

Rob Chesnut is the Chief Ethics Officer of Airbnb, Inc., a role he took on in late 2019 after almost four years as Airbnb’s General Counsel. Rob is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia. He worked for 14 years with the U.S. Justice Department, where he prosecuted bank robberies, kidnappings, murder, and espionage cases, including the prosecution of CIA employee Aldrich Ames. He joined eBay in 1999 as its third lawyer, where he led eBay’s North America legal team and later founded the Internet’s first ecommerce person to person Trust and Safety operation. Rob subsequently spent nearly 6 years as the General Counsel and first attorney at digital education leader Chegg, where he helped take the company public in 2013. He joined Airbnb in 2016, where he grew ...
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Robert Chesnut
Chief Ethics Officer, Airbnb

Rob Chesnut is the Chief Ethics Officer of Airbnb, Inc., a role he took on in late 2019 after almost four years as Airbnb’s General Counsel. Rob is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia. He worked for 14 years with the U.S. Justice Department, where he prosecuted bank robberies, kidnappings, murder, and espionage cases, including the prosecution of CIA employee Aldrich Ames. He joined eBay in 1999 as its third lawyer, where he led eBay’s North America legal team and later founded the Internet’s first ecommerce person to person Trust and Safety operation. Rob subsequently spent nearly 6 years as the General Counsel and first attorney at digital education leader Chegg, where he helped take the company public in 2013. He joined Airbnb in 2016, where he grew the legal team from 30 to over 150 legal professionals in 20 offices around the world. His team led initiatives to promote home sharing and address regulatory issues with local governments and landlords around the world. Rob developed a popular interactive employee program, Integrity Belongs Here, to help drive ethics throughout the culture at the company. His book “Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution” is set for publication by St Martin’s Press in the spring of 2020. Rob works with companies to help them develop strategies to drive integrity into their culture.




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