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

Samantha Ravich

Chairman of the Board, Center for Cyber and Technology Innovation, Vice Chair, the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board

Dr. Samantha Ravich is the chairman of FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation and its Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab and the principal investigator on FDD’s Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare project. She is also a senior advisor at FDD, serving on the advisory boards of FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power (CEFP) and Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP). Samantha serves as vice chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB). She was also appointed to the congressionally-mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission and to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. Samantha is a defense and intelligence policy and tech entrepreneur. She served as deputy national security advisor for Vice President Cheney, focusing on Asian and Middle East Affairs a...
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Samantha Ravich
Chairman of the Board, Center for Cyber and Technology Innovation, Vice Chair, the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board

Dr. Samantha Ravich is the chairman of FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation and its Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab and the principal investigator on FDD’s Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare project. She is also a senior advisor at FDD, serving on the advisory boards of FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power (CEFP) and Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP). Samantha serves as vice chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB). She was also appointed to the congressionally-mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission and to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. Samantha is a defense and intelligence policy and tech entrepreneur. She served as deputy national security advisor for Vice President Cheney, focusing on Asian and Middle East Affairs as well as on counter-terrorism and counter-proliferation. Following her time at the White House, Samantha was the Republican co-chair of the Congressionally-mandated National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs in the United States Intelligence Community. She is advisor on cyber and geo-political threats and trends to numerous technology, manufacturing, and services companies; a managing partner of A2P, a social data analytics firm; and a former non-executive Board member for the publicly listed firm DroneShield (ASX: DRO)

Her book, Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences (Cambridge University Press) is used as a basic textbook in international economics, political science, and Asian studies college courses. Samantha is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and advises the U.S. Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense. She is a frequent keynote speaker on: What Corporate Boards need to know about Cyber Security and Warfare; The Longer-Term Trends in International Security; and the Future of Intelligence Collection and Analysis. Samantha received her PhD in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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

Ajay Banga

Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard

Ajay Banga is the chief executive officer of Mastercard and a member of its board of directors. He will become executive chairman of the board of directors on January 1, 2021 Ajay is a co-founder of The Cyber Readiness Institute, first vice-chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce and a trustee of the United States Council for International Business. Ajay is a founding trustee of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum, and is Chairman Emeritus of the American India Foundation. He served as a member of President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He is a past member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He was awarded the Padma Shri Award by the Presiden...
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Ajay Banga
Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard

Ajay Banga is the chief executive officer of Mastercard and a member of its board of directors. He will become executive chairman of the board of directors on January 1, 2021

Ajay is a co-founder of The Cyber Readiness Institute, first vice-chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce and a trustee of the United States Council for International Business. Ajay is a founding trustee of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum, and is Chairman Emeritus of the American India Foundation. He served as a member of President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He is a past member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

He was awarded the Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2016, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2019, and the Business Council for International Understanding’s Global Leadership Award. He is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2012.

Ajay is a member of the board of overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition, Ajay serves as a director of Dow Inc. and is a member of its compensation and governance committees.

Prior to Mastercard, Ajay served as chief executive officer of Citigroup Asia Pacific. During his career at Citigroup, he held a variety of senior management roles in the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He also oversaw the company’s efforts in microfinance.

Ajay began his career at Nestlé, India, where for 13 years he worked on assignments spanning sales, marketing, and general management. He also spent two years with PepsiCo, where he was instrumental in launching its fast-food franchises in India as the economy liberalized.

He is a graduate of Delhi University and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

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

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

Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream

Gaurav Kapoor serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Office of the CEO 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, Del...
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Gaurav Kapoor
Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream

Gaurav Kapoor serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Office of the CEO 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

Peter Bannister

Senior Vice President - Governance, Risk and 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
Senior Vice President - Governance, Risk and 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

Chief Technology Officer, MetricStream

Andy Diggelmann serves as Interim CEO, ‘Office of the CEO’ and Chief Technology Officer, 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 corpor...
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Andreas Diggelmann
Chief Technology Officer, MetricStream

Andy Diggelmann serves as Interim CEO, ‘Office of the CEO’ and Chief Technology Officer, 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

Shelby Stinson

Assistant Vice President, Risk Officer, 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
Assistant Vice President, Risk Officer, 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

Shellye Archambeau

Member of the Board, Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, Okta

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, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, Okta

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Gavin A. Grounds

Executive Director, Information Risk Management & Cyber Security Strategy, 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.
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Gavin A. Grounds
Executive Director, Information Risk Management & Cyber Security Strategy, 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.

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

Kenneth Bacon

Member of the Board, Comcast and Co-founder & Managing Partner, RailField Realty Partners

Mr. Bacon is Co-founder and Managing Partner of RailField Partners, an investment management firm that invests in and operates multifamily properties on behalf of institutional investors. Prior to forming RailField, Ken spent 19 years at Fannie Mae, most recently as the Executive Vice President of the Multifamily Mortgage Business. During his tenure, he grew the portfolio from $56 billion to over $195 billion, consisting primarily of multifamily mortgages and over $6 billion of conventional equity, tax credits and mezzanine debt. His organization realized net income was more than $1.5 billion as of 2012. Before joining Fannie Mae, he was Director of the Office of Securitization for the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) and held officer positions at Morgan Stanley and Kidder P...
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Kenneth Bacon
Member of the Board, Comcast and Co-founder & Managing Partner, RailField Realty Partners

Mr. Bacon is Co-founder and Managing Partner of RailField Partners, an investment management firm that invests in and operates multifamily properties on behalf of institutional investors. Prior to forming RailField, Ken spent 19 years at Fannie Mae, most recently as the Executive Vice President of the Multifamily Mortgage Business. During his tenure, he grew the portfolio from $56 billion to over $195 billion, consisting primarily of multifamily mortgages and over $6 billion of conventional equity, tax credits and mezzanine debt. His organization realized net income was more than $1.5 billion as of 2012. Before joining Fannie Mae, he was Director of the Office of Securitization for the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) and held officer positions at Morgan Stanley and Kidder Peabody. 

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Comcast Corporation, Ally Financial, Welltower, Inc. and Dominium. 

He is active in several non-profit and trade groups, including the Board of the Real Estate Executive Council, the National Multifamily Housing Council and the advisory board of the Stanford Center on Longevity. He is an alum and former trustee of Stanford, where he received his B.A. He also holds a M.Sc. in international relations from the London School of Economics where he studied as a Marshall Scholar, and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. In recognition of his service to the Marshall Scholars program, he was awarded an Order of the British Empire (“OBE”) by the British government. A native of Houston, Texas, Ken and his wife Judy reside in Washington, DC.

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

Simon Cory

Director of Risk Strategy, Nationwide Building Society

As Director of Risk Strategy at Nationwide Building Society, Simon is responsible for the organisation’s risk framework, risk systems and for managing the CRO’s office. He was recognised as MetricStream GRC Practice Leader at the 2019 London summit and was named Risk Manager of the Year and his team were Team of the Year at the 2019 Risk Management Awards. Simon has worked for Nationwide for c. 20 years in a variety of roles across 1st and 2nd line Risk, Finance and Transformation. Before working for Nationwide, he performed Finance and Risk roles at Legal & General, Standard Chartered and AXA, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He leads on the Risk people agenda and chairs the Risk Inclusion Committee. Outside of work, Simon is marri...
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Simon Cory
Director of Risk Strategy, Nationwide Building Society

As Director of Risk Strategy at Nationwide Building Society, Simon is responsible for the organisation’s risk framework, risk systems and for managing the CRO’s office. He was recognised as MetricStream GRC Practice Leader at the 2019 London summit and was named Risk Manager of the Year and his team were Team of the Year at the 2019 Risk Management Awards. Simon has worked for Nationwide for c. 20 years in a variety of roles across 1st and 2nd line Risk, Finance and Transformation. Before working for Nationwide, he performed Finance and Risk roles at Legal & General, Standard Chartered and AXA, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He leads on the Risk people agenda and chairs the Risk Inclusion Committee. Outside of work, Simon is married with 2 sons, loves watching Welsh, and his two sons’, rugby matches, music and holidays

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

Linda Tuck Chapman

President, ONTALA Performance Solutions Ltd

Ms. Tuck Chapman, President ONTALA; Chair, Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Thought Leaders Council; Co-Chair RMA Third Party Risk Management Roundtable; Advisory Board member, Shared Assessments Group Ms. Tuck Chapman, advisor, author, and popular speaker specializes in third-party management, optimization and governance. As a former corporate executive and subject matter expert, she delivers unique insight and develops pragmatic solutions that drive enterprise value. She is passionate about driving enterprise value. She is Risk Management Association’s (RMA) subject matter expert and Co-Chair, Third Party Risk Management Roundtable; and Adjunct Professor, RMA/Wharton Advanced Risk Management Program, Wharton Executive Education. Linda is a long-serving Chair, Sourcing In...
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Linda Tuck Chapman
President, ONTALA Performance Solutions Ltd

Ms. Tuck Chapman, President ONTALA; Chair, Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Thought Leaders Council; Co-Chair RMA Third Party Risk Management Roundtable; Advisory Board member, Shared Assessments Group

Ms. Tuck Chapman, advisor, author, and popular speaker specializes in third-party management, optimization and governance. As a former corporate executive and subject matter expert, she delivers unique insight and develops pragmatic solutions that drive enterprise value. She is passionate about driving enterprise value. She is Risk Management Association’s (RMA) subject matter expert and Co-Chair, Third Party Risk Management Roundtable; and Adjunct Professor, RMA/Wharton Advanced Risk Management Program, Wharton Executive Education. Linda is a long-serving Chair, Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Thought Leaders Council; an Advisory Board Member, Shared Assessment Group; a long-serving Judge for Outsourcing Center’s Global Outsourcing Excellence Awards; Member, CIO Executive Leadership Council (UK); and Lecturer, Center for Outsourcing Research and Education. She is also a regulator contributor to leading industry publications including the Wall Street Journal and RMA Journal. Her book “Third Party Management –Driving Enterprise Value” is available on Amazon.com. She has received special recognition from RMA, SIG, and Global Sourcing Leaders. She is an ICB Fellow and Medalist, and holds an MBA (Magna Cum Laude) from Dalhousie University School of Business.

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Erik Pittock

Sr. Systems Analyst, Canada Life

Erik Pittock is a Senior Business Systems Analyst at Canada Life, an international financial services company with interests in life and health insurance, reinsurance, retirement and investment services, and asset management. In his 11 years with the Global Technology Services team, Erik has been the senior analyst on several Global Technology initiatives across the organization. He is currently the lead technical analyst with the company's global GRC program, having been with the program since its inception. In this role Erik leverages his systems implementation experience, helping business partners in the development of their global GRC solution. Much of his work is focused on assisting business and technology stakeholders in further developing the foundational framework and...
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Erik Pittock
Sr. Systems Analyst, Canada Life

Erik Pittock is a Senior Business Systems Analyst at Canada Life, an international financial services company with interests in life and health insurance, reinsurance, retirement and investment services, and asset management. In his 11 years with the Global Technology Services team, Erik has been the senior analyst on several Global Technology initiatives across the organization.

He is currently the lead technical analyst with the company's global GRC program, having been with the program since its inception. In this role Erik leverages his systems implementation experience, helping business partners in the development of their global GRC solution. Much of his work is focused on assisting business and technology stakeholders in further developing the foundational framework and working to extend GRC reporting capabilities.

Erik holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Western Ontario and a Business Analyst Certificate from Red River College. He has been with Canada Life since 1997.

 

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Ken Simons

Transformation Consultant, M&G plc

Ken Simons is a Transformation Consultant at M&G plc, Ken is currently Programme Director of the GRC programme at M&G. Prior to this role Ken has had operations, technology and transformation leadership roles at organisations including JPMorganChase, UBS and Barclays. The roles have covering various areas of financial services including Legal & Compliance, Fund Management, Exchange Traded Derivatives, Middle Office Operations and Data Management.  Ken has a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Oxford Brookes University and a Masters Degree in Software Engineering from Birmingham University.
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Ken Simons
Transformation Consultant, M&G plc

Ken Simons is a Transformation Consultant at M&G plc, Ken is currently Programme Director of the GRC programme at M&G. Prior to this role Ken has had operations, technology and transformation leadership roles at organisations including JPMorganChase, UBS and Barclays. The roles have covering various areas of financial services including Legal & Compliance, Fund Management, Exchange Traded Derivatives, Middle Office Operations and Data Management.  Ken has a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Oxford Brookes University and a Masters Degree in Software Engineering from Birmingham University.

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Raven Catlin

Former CAE and Industry Expert in Internal Audit and Risk Management

Ms. Catlin is an internationally recognized expert and speaker in internal auditing. Leveraging her 15 years of auditing, consulting, and training experience, seminar attendees gain valuable skills and motivation to achieve success.  Ms. Catlin is VCU graduate. Before starting Raven Global Training, she was a consultant at Experis and senior manager for a leading consulting company. She held internal audit positions with Freddie Mac, Bank of America, and Philip Morris. Ms. Catlin is an active member of the IIA and a contributing author to IIA's CIA Learning System.
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Raven Catlin
Former CAE and Industry Expert in Internal Audit and Risk Management

Ms. Catlin is an internationally recognized expert and speaker in internal auditing. Leveraging her 15 years of auditing, consulting, and training experience, seminar attendees gain valuable skills and motivation to achieve success. 
Ms. Catlin is VCU graduate. Before starting Raven Global Training, she was a consultant at Experis and senior manager for a leading consulting company. She held internal audit positions with Freddie Mac, Bank of America, and Philip Morris. Ms. Catlin is an active member of the IIA and a contributing author to IIA's CIA Learning System.

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Michael C. Redmond

Director, IT & GRC Consultant and Auditor, EFPR Group

Ms. Redmond, PhD, PMP, CEM, FBCI, MBCP, MBA, Major (Retired) is Director, IT & GRC Consulting and Audit for EFPR Group . Ms. Redmond, is a Certified Project Manager, Certified Business Recovery Planner; Certified Emergency Manager; and holds two International Master Level Certifications in Business Continuity. Michael is certified in ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27035 and many more and is a Certified Instructor. She specializes in Cyber Incident Response (CSIRT), Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Emergency Management. Dr. Redmond is a Consultant, Author, International Speaker and Trainer. She trained both Corporations and Government Agencies in Nigeria and was endorsed by Gen Yakubu Gowon, Past Head of Stat...
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Michael C. Redmond
Director, IT & GRC Consultant and Auditor, EFPR Group

Ms. Redmond, PhD, PMP, CEM, FBCI, MBCP, MBA, Major (Retired) is Director, IT & GRC Consulting and Audit for EFPR Group . Ms. Redmond, is a Certified Project Manager, Certified Business Recovery Planner; Certified Emergency Manager; and holds two International Master Level Certifications in Business Continuity. Michael is certified in ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27035 and many more and is a Certified Instructor. She specializes in Cyber Incident Response (CSIRT), Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Emergency Management. Dr. Redmond is a Consultant, Author, International Speaker and Trainer. She trained both Corporations and Government Agencies in Nigeria and was endorsed by Gen Yakubu Gowon, Past Head of State. She served as the attaché to Chile for Disaster Recovery for a special project at the request of the President of Chile. Ms. Redmond trained Agencies for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Health on Continuity of Operations Training. She spoke in Angola and trained over 50 corporations on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

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Andy Purdy

Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies USA

Andy Purdy is the Chief Security Officer for Huawei Technologies USA (since July 2012).  Andy oversees Huawei USA's cyber security assurance strategy and system, and supports Huawei’s global security assurance program.   Andy is the Huawei global lead for the East-West Institute Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative and serves on the Steering Committee of the Open Group Trusted Technology Forum, which developed the Open Group Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS), recognized by ISO as 20243.  Andy was the senior cyber security official of the U.S. Government from 2004-2006.  Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security, Andy was a member of the White House staff where he helped to draft the U.S. National Strategy to Se...
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Andy Purdy
Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies USA

Andy Purdy is the Chief Security Officer for Huawei Technologies USA (since July 2012).  Andy oversees Huawei USA's cyber security assurance strategy and system, and supports Huawei’s global security assurance program.  

Andy is the Huawei global lead for the East-West Institute Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative and serves on the Steering Committee of the Open Group Trusted Technology Forum, which developed the Open Group Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS), recognized by ISO as 20243. 

Andy was the senior cyber security official of the U.S. Government from 2004-2006.  Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security, Andy was a member of the White House staff where he helped to draft the U.S. National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003), after which he went to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he helped to form and then led the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), from 2004-2006.  At DHS, Andy also served as Co-chair of the National Cyber Response Coordination Group (NCRCG), the principal US interagency group to prepare for and respond to cyber incidents of national significance, and he was DHS representative to the Committee on National Security System (CNSS) that sets policy for the nation’s classified IT networks.

Immediately before joining Huawei Andy was the Chief Cybersecurity Strategist for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).  In this role he provided strategic input to the development and implementation of a coordinated, company-wide initiative to address the cybersecurity needs of CSC’s global client base, and worked in national and international venues to influence cyber security public policy and awareness.\

Before joining the White House staff, Andy served as Acting General Counsel and Chief Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Sentencing Commission.  Earlier in his career he served as a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Senior Staff Counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassinations (President John Kennedy), Special Counsel to the U.S. House Ethics Committee, and Counsel to the U.S. Senate Impeachment Trial Committee.  He also served for five years in network television news as an Associate Producer for NBC News magazines, and Producer for the CBS News broadcast NIGHTWATCH with Charlie Rose in Washington, D.C.  

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Mary Shirley

Senior Director, Ethics and Compliance, Fresenius Medical Care

Mary Shirley is a New Zealand qualified lawyer with extensive experience implementing, evaluating, and monitoring compliance programs for multi-national corporations. Currently Senior Director, Ethics and Compliance at Fresenius Medical Care in Boston, Mary has a large international footprint of experience, having held global ethics and compliance roles in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.  Mary also spent time working as an investigator for regulators in New Zealand in the areas of data privacy and antitrust. For Mary, compliance is more than just a 9-5 job.  She co-hosts the Great Women in Compliance podcast with Lisa Fine, co-hosts the Boston Compliance Professionals Networking Meet Ups with Matt Kelly, and contributes to thought leadership opportunities in the fiel...
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Mary Shirley
Senior Director, Ethics and Compliance, Fresenius Medical Care

Mary Shirley is a New Zealand qualified lawyer with extensive experience implementing, evaluating, and monitoring compliance programs for multi-national corporations. Currently Senior Director, Ethics and Compliance at Fresenius Medical Care in Boston, Mary has a large international footprint of experience, having held global ethics and compliance roles in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.  Mary also spent time working as an investigator for regulators in New Zealand in the areas of data privacy and antitrust.

For Mary, compliance is more than just a 9-5 job.  She co-hosts the Great Women in Compliance podcast with Lisa Fine, co-hosts the Boston Compliance Professionals Networking Meet Ups with Matt Kelly, and contributes to thought leadership opportunities in the field regularly; including speaking at conferences, sitting on the Compliance Week Advisory Board, the SCCE Boston Regional Conference Planning Committee, writing articles and participating in interviews on ethics and compliance.

Mary’s expertise, commitment to the advancement of women and dedication to coaching the next generation of compliance officers has been recognized in recent years as a finalist in three categories at the Women in Compliance Awards; Compliance Officer of the Year, Mentor of the Year for the Advancement of Women and In-house Compliance Team of the Year. She was also bestowed the honors of being named a Compliance Week Top Mind 2019 and Trust Across America 2020 Top Thought Leader in Trust.

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William Onuwa

Chief Audit Executive, Royal Bank of Canada

Mr. Onuwa is RBC’s Chief Audit Executive and prior to this he was the Senior Vice President & Global Head of Wealth Management, Insurance and RBC Georgia risk management groups. He is a member of the RBC Diversity Leadership Council. Before joining RBC, he held various executive leadership positions at General Electric (GE) in the UK and USA. In addition, he also lived and worked in Jamaica. William is the Chair of the Board of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Board. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Yonge Street Mission in Toronto. He received the 2015 Transformation Award for Professional Excellence. Mr. Onuwa holds a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from the University of Surrey England, as well as other professional designations...
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William Onuwa
Chief Audit Executive, Royal Bank of Canada

Mr. Onuwa is RBC’s Chief Audit Executive and prior to this he was the Senior Vice President & Global Head of Wealth Management, Insurance and RBC Georgia risk management groups. He is a member of the RBC Diversity Leadership Council. Before joining RBC, he held various executive leadership positions at General Electric (GE) in the UK and USA. In addition, he also lived and worked in Jamaica.
William is the Chair of the Board of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Board. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Yonge Street Mission in Toronto. He received the 2015 Transformation Award for Professional Excellence. Mr. Onuwa holds a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from the University of Surrey England, as well as other professional designations in finance and insurance management.

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J. Douglas Watt

Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive, Fannie Mae

J. Douglas “Doug” Watt is Fannie Mae’s Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive. Reporting to the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, he is responsible for all internal audit activities throughout the company, including internal controls and operational processes. Before joining Fannie Mae in July 2016, he was Managing Director and Audit Executive for the Americas at GE Capital. In that position, he oversaw the internal auditing of GE Capital’s North American commercial lending and leasing businesses and helped lead the audit function’s critical regulatory initiatives. Prior to that, Watt served as Vice President – Bank Audit Group at Capital One, where he led the retail bank and commercial bank audit teams. He began his career at Pricewaterhous...
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J. Douglas Watt
Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive, Fannie Mae

J. Douglas “Doug” Watt is Fannie Mae’s Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive. Reporting to the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, he is responsible for all internal audit activities throughout the company, including internal controls and operational processes. Before joining Fannie Mae in July 2016, he was Managing Director and Audit Executive for the Americas at GE Capital. In that position, he oversaw the internal auditing of GE Capital’s North American commercial lending and leasing businesses and helped lead the audit function’s critical regulatory initiatives. Prior to that, Watt served as Vice President – Bank Audit Group at Capital One, where he led the retail bank and commercial bank audit teams. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and retired from there in 2012 after serving as a partner in the Banking and Capital Markets practice. Watt has a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

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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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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

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Klaus Moosmayer

Chief Ethics, Risk & Compliance Officer, Novartis

Klaus Moosmayer, Ph.D., has been Chief Ethics, Risk & Compliance Officer of Novartis since 2018. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis. Mr. Moosmayer previously was chief compliance officer of Siemens AG, a position he held since 2014. During his 18year career at Siemens, Mr. Moosmayer also served as chief counsel compliance from 2009 to 2013, and as compliance operating officer from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Moosmayer received his doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Freiburg in Germany, and passed his first and second state examination in law in Germany. He is internationally recognized in the field of compliance. He serves as vice chair of the Business at OECD (BIAC) executive board and served as chair of its Anti-Corruption Committee from 2013 ...
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Klaus Moosmayer
Chief Ethics, Risk & Compliance Officer, Novartis

Klaus Moosmayer, Ph.D., has been Chief Ethics, Risk & Compliance Officer of Novartis since 2018. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis.
Mr. Moosmayer previously was chief compliance officer of Siemens AG, a position he held since 2014. During his 18year career at Siemens, Mr. Moosmayer also served as chief counsel compliance from 2009 to 2013, and as compliance operating officer from 2007 to 2009.

Mr. Moosmayer received his doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Freiburg in Germany, and passed his first and second state examination in law in Germany. He is internationally recognized in the field of compliance. He serves as vice chair of the Business at OECD (BIAC) executive board and served as chair of its Anti-Corruption Committee from 2013 to 2020. He is co-founder and chair of the European Chief Compliance and Integrity Officers’ Forum; and co-chair of the B20 Integrity & Compliance Task Force under the G20 presidency of Saudi Arabia. He served as co-chair of the B20 Integrity & Compliance Task Force under the G20 presidency of Argentina in 2018, and as chair of the B20 Integrity & Compliance Task Force under the G20 presidency of Germany in 2017.

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Gunjan Sinha

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 on...
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Gunjan Sinha
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.

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Alla Valente

Analyst, Forrester

Alla is an analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. She covers governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) strategy, best practices, and technology, with a special focus on third-party risk management, procurement, and supplier risk management, and enterprise and cybersecurity risk management frameworks such as ISO 31000, ISO 27000, and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). She also assists with coverage of key regulatory compliance issues and technology; risk management, ethics, and trust in digital transformation; and achieving operational resilience. In this role, she helps Forrester clients establish and mature a comprehensive GRC program that maximizes business opportunity and performance while minimizing risk and protecting the organization’s brand. Prev...
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Alla Valente
Analyst, Forrester

Alla is an analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. She covers governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) strategy, best practices, and technology, with a special focus on third-party risk management, procurement, and supplier risk management, and enterprise and cybersecurity risk management frameworks such as ISO 31000, ISO 27000, and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). She also assists with coverage of key regulatory compliance issues and technology; risk management, ethics, and trust in digital transformation; and achieving operational resilience. In this role, she helps Forrester clients establish and mature a comprehensive GRC program that maximizes business opportunity and performance while minimizing risk and protecting the organization’s brand.

Previous Work Experience

Alla’s 20 years of B2B marketing experience includes marketing leadership and strategy, product marketing, and digital and customer marketing at privately held and publicly traded firms. Her risk management experience comes from marketing and customer advocate roles at RapidRatings, Rsam (now Galvanize), and BPS (now Resolver), where she helped launch and market successful software-as-a-service offerings and optimized the marketing mix to increase sales. She oversaw all aspects of brand development and rebrand, messaging, go-to-market activities, digital marketing, lead generation, and marketing communications. In these roles, she also ran key customer initiatives including communities, events, advisory boards, and value-add programs.

Education

Alla holds a BA in English from Hofstra University and is currently studying business analytics at Harvard.

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Glyn Smith

Chief Audit Executive, Core-Mark International

Glyn oversees Core-Mark's Internal Audit function.  He works closely with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and Executive management in evaluating Core-Mark's risk management processes. Glyn has 30 years of diversified experience working with public accounting, consulting, and private sector entities including large-cap and fast growth public companies. Prior to Core-Mark, he oversaw Sabre's global Internal Audit function where the team was instrumental in Sabre's IPO initiative.  Glyn was Director of Internal Audit for MCI where he played a key role in uncovering the WorldCom fraud and helped the company successfully move forward and emerge from bankruptcy. Glyn was featured in media such as CNBC’s American Greed, the Wall Street Journal and CFO.c...
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Glyn Smith
Chief Audit Executive, Core-Mark International

Glyn oversees Core-Mark's Internal Audit function.  He works closely with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and Executive management in evaluating Core-Mark's risk management processes.

Glyn has 30 years of diversified experience working with public accounting, consulting, and private sector entities including large-cap and fast growth public companies. Prior to Core-Mark, he oversaw Sabre's global Internal Audit function where the team was instrumental in Sabre's IPO initiative.  Glyn was Director of Internal Audit for MCI where he played a key role in uncovering the WorldCom fraud and helped the company successfully move forward and emerge from bankruptcy. Glyn was featured in media such as CNBC’s American Greed, the Wall Street Journal and CFO.com. 

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Tamika Puckett

Chief Risk Officer, City of Chicago

Tamika Puckett serves as the Chief Risk Officer for the City of Chicago. Ms. Puckett is responsible for ensuring the development and execution of the City’s enterprise risk management plan with a focus on liability management. Possessing over 15 years of experience managing complex, public sector enterprise risk management programs, Ms. Puckett formerly served as the City of Atlanta’s Director of Enterprise Risk Management, including oversight of the risk management and owner-controlled insurance programs for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  She possesses specialized experience in the areas of risk assessments, workers’ compensation, contractual risk transfer, and disaster recovery. Ms. Puckett was recognized as a 2018 Insuranc...
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Tamika Puckett
Chief Risk Officer, City of Chicago

Tamika Puckett serves as the Chief Risk Officer for the City of Chicago. Ms. Puckett is responsible for ensuring the development and execution of the City’s enterprise risk management plan with a focus on liability management. Possessing over 15 years of experience managing complex, public sector enterprise risk management programs, Ms. Puckett formerly served as the City of Atlanta’s Director of Enterprise Risk Management, including oversight of the risk management and owner-controlled insurance programs for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  She possesses specialized experience in the areas of risk assessments, workers’ compensation, contractual risk transfer, and disaster recovery. Ms. Puckett was recognized as a 2018 Insurance Business America Leading Risk Manager.

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Kaih Taylor

Third-Party Management Administrator, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank

Ms. Taylor has been with AgFirst for the past year and is leading the creation, development, enhancement and deployment of the bank’s Third-Party Risk Management program. This program is designed to reduce risk and vulnerability and increase agility and resilience across the organization. Ultimately, it will create accountability and standardized oversight, providing assurance to the bank’s regulator and board of directors that third-party risks are being managed effectively. Ms. Taylor has nearly a decade of experience in this arena, having previously worked as a business analyst for American Express overseeing compliance, finance, analysis, vendor management and contract management for all European, Middle Eastern and African territories. She also served as lead contract...
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Kaih Taylor
Third-Party Management Administrator, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank

Ms. Taylor has been with AgFirst for the past year and is leading the creation, development, enhancement and deployment of the bank’s Third-Party Risk Management program. This program is designed to reduce risk and vulnerability and increase agility and resilience across the organization. Ultimately, it will create accountability and standardized oversight, providing assurance to the bank’s regulator and board of directors that third-party risks are being managed effectively.

Ms. Taylor has nearly a decade of experience in this arena, having previously worked as a business analyst for American Express overseeing compliance, finance, analysis, vendor management and contract management for all European, Middle Eastern and African territories. She also served as lead contract support for Norland Managed Services (now CBRE), overseeing the vendor management program for the London portfolio.

Ms. Taylor holds Business Analyst diploma, and also Business and Administration Level 3 certification. A graduate of the United Kingdom’s Institute of Leadership & Management institute. She is a certified through the Compliance Education institute as a Certified Regulatory Vendor Program Manager III (Advanced).

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Stuart Frost

Head of Enterprise Security and Risk Management, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), UK Government

Stuart Frost, BEM, heads up the DWP Enterprise Security and Risk Management organisation, a multi skilled team of Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) professionals Security Risk Practitioners and Architects working as one to provide a risk driven security programme across a multi-disciplined large scale and diverse organisation. He is a proven security professional and leader of security teams and programs within a large scale organisation. Stuart is both a certified GRC Professional and Auditor also holding ISACA’s Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications and is ISO27005 ISMS Risk Management (CIS RM) certified. 
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Stuart Frost
Head of Enterprise Security and Risk Management, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), UK Government

Stuart Frost, BEM, heads up the DWP Enterprise Security and Risk Management organisation, a multi skilled team of Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) professionals Security Risk Practitioners and Architects working as one to provide a risk driven security programme across a multi-disciplined large scale and diverse organisation.

He is a proven security professional and leader of security teams and programs within a large scale organisation. Stuart is both a certified GRC Professional and Auditor also holding ISACA’s Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications and is ISO27005 ISMS Risk Management (CIS RM) certified. 

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Jothi Dugar

CISO, Wellness Practitioner, Author

Jothi Dugar is a Multidimensional Executive, Entrepreneur, Dance Director, Chief Information Security Officer, Holistic Health & Wellness Practitioner, Author, International Public Speaker, AND a happily married mom of three. A trailblazer and pioneer in the field of healthcare cybersecurity, and one of just a handful of leading Female Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) in the world, she is truly passionate about empowering women to face their fears, build confidence in themselves, and break the glass ceiling. Jothi is a highly sought after international public speaker on a variety of topics, author, mentor, and health and wellness life coach. With a lifelong commitment to empowering people to take charge of their health, wellness, career, and their...
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Jothi Dugar
CISO, Wellness Practitioner, Author

Jothi Dugar is a Multidimensional Executive, Entrepreneur, Dance Director, Chief Information Security Officer, Holistic Health & Wellness Practitioner, Author, International Public Speaker, AND a happily married mom of three.
A trailblazer and pioneer in the field of healthcare cybersecurity, and one of just a handful of leading Female Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) in the world, she is truly passionate about empowering women to face their fears, build confidence in themselves, and break the glass ceiling.
Jothi is a highly sought after international public speaker on a variety of topics, author, mentor, and health and wellness life coach. With a lifelong commitment to empowering people to take charge of their health, wellness, career, and their life as a whole, Jothi founded the Power of Healing 360 holistic wellness practice.
In addition, she finds great joy and is proud to be the Director of BollyNatyam Masala – a local dance company where she personally coaches the younger generation in the performing arts by building their confidence and skills, and enhances their mindset of giving back to the community.

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Gilbert Gitiche

Chief Audit Executive, Freddie Mac

Gilbert Gitiche is the Chief Audit Executive at Freddie Mac. In this position, Mr. Gitiche directs the Internal Audit Division, which is responsible for all internal audit activities.  Prior to this, he was a senior executive with over 20 years of experience working with executive management and Boards of large global financial corporations. Mr. Gitiche has a Master of Science in Risk Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business,  a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Nairobi, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Virginia.
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Gilbert Gitiche
Chief Audit Executive, Freddie Mac

Gilbert Gitiche is the Chief Audit Executive at Freddie Mac. In this position, Mr. Gitiche directs the Internal Audit Division, which is responsible for all internal audit activities.  Prior to this, he was a senior executive with over 20 years of experience working with executive management and Boards of large global financial corporations. Mr. Gitiche has a Master of Science in Risk Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business,  a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Nairobi, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Virginia.

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Sidhartha Dash

Research Director, Chartis Research

Sid has 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.
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Sidhartha Dash
Research Director, Chartis Research

Sid has 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.

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Enrico Giovannini

Former Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policies, Member of Italian Special Task Force on Post Covid-19

ENRICO GIOVANNINI is Professor of Economic Statistics and Sustainable Development at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Professor of Sustainable Development at LUISS and at the National School of Administration (SNA). He is the Co-founder and Director of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, a coalition of more than 240 organizations established to implement the UN 2030 Agenda in Italy. He was Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the OECD (2001-2009), President of the Italian Statistical Institute (2009-2013), and Minister of Labour and Social Policies (2013-2014). In October 2014, the President of the Italian Republic awarded him “Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica”, the highest-ranking hono...
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Enrico Giovannini
Former Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policies, Member of Italian Special Task Force on Post Covid-19

ENRICO GIOVANNINI is Professor of Economic Statistics and Sustainable Development at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Professor of Sustainable Development at LUISS and at the National School of Administration (SNA). He is the Co-founder and Director of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, a coalition of more than 240 organizations established to implement the UN 2030 Agenda in Italy. He was Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the OECD (2001-2009), President of the Italian Statistical Institute (2009-2013), and Minister of Labour and Social Policies (2013-2014). In October 2014, the President of the Italian Republic awarded him “Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica”, the highest-ranking honor of the Italian Republic. He is the author of more than 100 articles and five books on statistical and economic topics.

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Alex Gacheche

Director Internal Audit - Technology and Data Management, Freddie Mac

Alex Gacheche is a Data Management leader at Freddie Mac. He is responsible for ensuring Data Management processes across Freddie Mac are implemented per regulatory requirements and that the firm is leveraging the full potential of data. His collective experience includes; performing information technology controls assessments in conjunction with management consulting engagements, compliance audits, business audits, privacy audits, cybersecurity audits, model audits, SOX 404 readiness, and financial statement audits. A veteran of over 20 years in the Financial Services Governance, Risk and Controls space, Alex joined Freddie Mac in 2010 and has held management roles in Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Business, Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management Divisions. Prior t...
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Alex Gacheche
Director Internal Audit - Technology and Data Management, Freddie Mac

Alex Gacheche is a Data Management leader at Freddie Mac. He is responsible for ensuring Data Management processes across Freddie Mac are implemented per regulatory requirements and that the firm is leveraging the full potential of data. His collective experience includes; performing information technology controls assessments in conjunction with management consulting engagements, compliance audits, business audits, privacy audits, cybersecurity audits, model audits, SOX 404 readiness, and financial statement audits.

A veteran of over 20 years in the Financial Services Governance, Risk and Controls space, Alex joined Freddie Mac in 2010 and has held management roles in Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Business, Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management Divisions. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Alex worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst and Young and Arthur Anderson.

Alex earned a master’s degree in Accounting from Bowling Green State University (BGSU – Ohio), a B.S. in Accounting from the University of California (UCLA) and Data Science certification from Harvard University. Alex resides in Great Falls, Virginia with his wife and three sons and is an avid runner and tea enthusiast.

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Angelique Culver

Chief Compliance & HIPAA Officer, Vibra Healthcare

Angelique Culver, Esq. is a 16-year Healthcare Attorney, specializing in Compliance and Privacy and Security for the 9 years.  She is Chief Compliance Officer for Vibra Healthcare, LLC, and an advocate for patients’ rights.  She has served as members of the bio-ethics committee (academic medical center); the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Health Information Exchange Legal/Ethical Workgroup; former member, Board of Directors for WITF, Inc., a Central Pennsylvania public broadcasting company committed to cultural access, public education, strengthening community life through broadcasting, social media, print, and in-person events.
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Angelique Culver
Chief Compliance & HIPAA Officer, Vibra Healthcare

Angelique Culver, Esq. is a 16-year Healthcare Attorney, specializing in Compliance and Privacy and Security for the 9 years.  She is Chief Compliance Officer for Vibra Healthcare, LLC, and an advocate for patients’ rights.  She has served as members of the bio-ethics committee (academic medical center); the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Health Information Exchange Legal/Ethical Workgroup; former member, Board of Directors for WITF, Inc., a Central Pennsylvania public broadcasting company committed to cultural access, public education, strengthening community life through broadcasting, social media, print, and in-person events.

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Martin Richardson

Financial Controller – Costbase & Business Improvement, BAE Systems

Martin Richardson is a Financial Controller currently working in the Saudi Arabia business within BAE Systems. He has been with the company for 18 years working in a variety of roles across the Air, Land and Maritime sectors. In 2017 Martin took over Finance functional ownership of the GRC toolset, and since has led a virtual team to deploy the Metricstream compliance system across BAE Systems. The company went live with their M7 system focussing on financial control compliance in April 2020, and is now embedding the new system across the user base spread over 20 business units.
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Martin Richardson
Financial Controller – Costbase & Business Improvement, BAE Systems

Martin Richardson is a Financial Controller currently working in the Saudi Arabia business within BAE Systems. He has been with the company for 18 years working in a variety of roles across the Air, Land and Maritime sectors. In 2017 Martin took over Finance functional ownership of the GRC toolset, and since has led a virtual team to deploy the Metricstream compliance system across BAE Systems. The company went live with their M7 system focussing on financial control compliance in April 2020, and is now embedding the new system across the user base spread over 20 business units.

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Tom Harris

Vice President and Chief Audit Executive, National CineMedia

Tom Harris is the Vice President and Chief Audit Executive for National CineMedia, a publicly-held, Denver, CO-based cinema and digital media company.  His creative and collaborative audit approach combines LEAN philosophies with practical insights to address and mitigate key risks that the organization faces. He is a strategic thinker with diverse leadership experiences across several industries, not only in internal audit but also possesses operational management experience in global manufacturing, supply chain, and product development.  He is a resourceful and passionate problem-solver, whose audit departments deliver perceived and measurable value-add that management appreciates.
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Tom Harris
Vice President and Chief Audit Executive, National CineMedia

Tom Harris is the Vice President and Chief Audit Executive for National CineMedia, a publicly-held, Denver, CO-based cinema and digital media company.  His creative and collaborative audit approach combines LEAN philosophies with practical insights to address and mitigate key risks that the organization faces. He is a strategic thinker with diverse leadership experiences across several industries, not only in internal audit but also possesses operational management experience in global manufacturing, supply chain, and product development.  He is a resourceful and passionate problem-solver, whose audit departments deliver perceived and measurable value-add that management appreciates.

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Natalia Migal

Chief Risk Officer, LeasePlan USA

Natalia Migal is the Chief Risk Officer for LeasePlan USA, a global leader in fleet management services. She holds multiple degrees, including a Masters in Applied Math from DePaul University and a Masters degree in Risk Management from NYU Stern School of Business. Natalia has been with LeasePlan for over 5 years and brings 20 years of banking and financial services experience to the table. She is a corporate risk expert with a strong passion for analytics, change management and leadership.
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Natalia Migal
Chief Risk Officer, LeasePlan USA

Natalia Migal is the Chief Risk Officer for LeasePlan USA, a global leader in fleet management services. She holds multiple degrees, including a Masters in Applied Math from DePaul University and a Masters degree in Risk Management from NYU Stern School of Business. Natalia has been with LeasePlan for over 5 years and brings 20 years of banking and financial services experience to the table. She is a corporate risk expert with a strong passion for analytics, change management and leadership.

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Sophie Dupré-Echeverria

Chief Risk Officer at Gulf International Bank (UK)

Chief Risk Officer experienced in quantitative, operational and regulatory risk management, internal audit and governance. Worked in Corporate Banking, Private Banking and Asset Management and acquired good product knowledge in all asset classes (Equities, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset and Alternatives). Regular exposure to Senior Management at Board level. Self-starter, resilient in difficult situations and driven to see projects through despite challenges. Perceived by colleagues as well organized, thorough and quality-orientated. Trusted adviser of the Business, relied upon for good and independent judgment. Passionate people manager, leader and diversity & integration advocate.
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Sophie Dupré-Echeverria
Chief Risk Officer at Gulf International Bank (UK)

Chief Risk Officer experienced in quantitative, operational and regulatory risk management, internal audit and governance. Worked in Corporate Banking, Private Banking and Asset Management and acquired good product knowledge in all asset classes (Equities, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset and Alternatives). Regular exposure to Senior Management at Board level. Self-starter, resilient in difficult situations and driven to see projects through despite challenges. Perceived by colleagues as well organized, thorough and quality-orientated. Trusted adviser of the Business, relied upon for good and independent judgment. Passionate people manager, leader and diversity & integration advocate.

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Sylvie Focquet

International team- Insurance and pension unit, European Commission

Sylvie Focquet is making international insurance and pensions policy at the European Commission. Prior to that, she was leading several international crisis teams at the Single Resolution Board (SRB), in order to resolve European banks in case of failure. Before joining the SRB in 2015, Sylvie was Head of the Solvency II project at AXA and of the validation of the internal model. Sylvie holds an MSc in applied mathematics from the UCL and a degree in Financial and Money markets from IFCA institute. She has a certificate in public leadership from Harvard Kennedy School. Member of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and of the GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), she has more than 14 years of experience in quantitative finance and risk management roles in bank...
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Sylvie Focquet
International team- Insurance and pension unit, European Commission

Sylvie Focquet is making international insurance and pensions policy at the European Commission. Prior to that, she was leading several international crisis teams at the Single Resolution Board (SRB), in order to resolve European banks in case of failure. Before joining the SRB in 2015, Sylvie was Head of the Solvency II project at AXA and of the validation of the internal model.

Sylvie holds an MSc in applied mathematics from the UCL and a degree in Financial and Money markets from IFCA institute. She has a certificate in public leadership from Harvard Kennedy School. Member of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and of the GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), she has more than 14 years of experience in quantitative finance and risk management roles in banking, insurance, and telecom sectors, both in Europe and in the United States. Besides, Sylvie has been a non-executive director of the Boards of Aphelion (Independent Fund) and of the CFA Belgium Society. She was also an independent expert for the European Commission on the H2020 program.
Sylvie is a regular guest speaker on Risk/Insurance and has also published papers in this field.

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Richard J. Machold

Chief Audit Executive, Global Payments

Having led a progressive transformation of the Internal Audit function as Chief Audit Executive for the past 8 years. Mr. Machold currently serves Global Payments, Inc. as Executive Advisor to the CFO.  Known and admired for his authentic leadership, Rick has over 30 years’ management and consulting experience across multiple industries and disciplines, including internal audit, enterprise risk management, process design, and improvement, change facilitation, forensic accounting, and regulatory affairs.  Prior to his work at TSYS/Global Payments, Rick served for four years as Head of Enterprise Risk at Invesco Ltd. and had global responsibility for the company’s enterprise risk management efforts.  He drove the design and de...
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Richard J. Machold
Chief Audit Executive, Global Payments

Having led a progressive transformation of the Internal Audit function as Chief Audit Executive for the past 8 years. Mr. Machold currently serves Global Payments, Inc. as Executive Advisor to the CFO.  Known and admired for his authentic leadership, Rick has over 30 years’ management and consulting experience across multiple industries and disciplines, including internal audit, enterprise risk management, process design, and improvement, change facilitation, forensic accounting, and regulatory affairs. 

Prior to his work at TSYS/Global Payments, Rick served for four years as Head of Enterprise Risk at Invesco Ltd. and had global responsibility for the company’s enterprise risk management efforts.  He drove the design and development of the company’s enterprise risk management framework, tools, and practices. While under Rick’s stewardship, Invesco’s ERM program earned a “Strong” rating from Standard & Poor’s. 

Rick is a frequent speaker on internal audit, enterprise risk management and has authored several articles on for professional publications, including Internal Auditor magazine and the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI).  In 2016 he was awarded the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Ted Keys Award for Most Outstanding Article for “The Four Hats of Risk Management.”  Rick has been a guest lecturer on risk management for the University of Georgia’s EMBA program and Kennesaw State University.  He has also served for over 10 years on the board of City of Refuge, Inc. in downtown Atlanta.  An avid musician (guitarist/vocalist) for nearly 40 years, Rick lives in Newnan, Georgia with his wife Erin.    

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Cadambi Janardhan

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 ...
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Cadambi Janardhan
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. 

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Seema Iyer

Chief Human Resources Officer, MetricStream

Seema Iyer serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer at MetricStream, leading a global team of HR professionals. She brings close to 20 years of progressive HR experience in the technology and more recently the aerospace industry where transformation is the key to business success and at the core of the business model. Through her career at HPE, SAP, and Sun Microsystems, she has consistently been positioned in non-traditional, transformative roles as the leader in the design and roll-out of new business strategies. She has been recognized and respected for building trust across the enterprise and being a strong voice of HR at the executive table. She has led large HR teams supporting global client teams of 10,000 to 14,000 employees, and brings that experience to MetricStream to...
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Seema Iyer
Chief Human Resources Officer, MetricStream

Seema Iyer serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer at MetricStream, leading a global team of HR professionals. She brings close to 20 years of progressive HR experience in the technology and more recently the aerospace industry where transformation is the key to business success and at the core of the business model. Through her career at HPE, SAP, and Sun Microsystems, she has consistently been positioned in non-traditional, transformative roles as the leader in the design and roll-out of new business strategies. She has been recognized and respected for building trust across the enterprise and being a strong voice of HR at the executive table. She has led large HR teams supporting global client teams of 10,000 to 14,000 employees, and brings that experience to MetricStream to support the growth path of the company.

Seema has a master’s degree in Demography from the University of California at Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Punjab University in India. She currently resides in the Bay Area with her family.

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Duaine Styles

SVP and 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 a...
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Duaine Styles
SVP and 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.

 

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Heather Reilly

Director, Quality Analytics, Janssen, Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson and Johnson

Heather Reilly is a disruptor and change agent with exceptional and diverse 20+ year career in the pharmaceuticals, consumer and medical device industries. Heather is a masterfully skilled professional in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Verification and Validation (V&V), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Computer System Validation, HIPPA, Safe Harbor, SOX, ITIL and ISO 13485. Currently she is pleasure of leading a diverse and collaborative global team within the Pharmaceutical company of Johnson and Johnson, Janssen in the Research and Development (R&D) quality organization.  Her vision is to transform data into risk-based insights and to harness innovative tools to deliver proactive quality while driving top compliance.  This is done by blending her passion, knowledg...
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Heather Reilly
Director, Quality Analytics, Janssen, Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson and Johnson

Heather Reilly is a disruptor and change agent with exceptional and diverse 20+ year career in the pharmaceuticals, consumer and medical device industries. Heather is a masterfully skilled professional in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Verification and Validation (V&V), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Computer System Validation, HIPPA, Safe Harbor, SOX, ITIL and ISO 13485. Currently she is pleasure of leading a diverse and collaborative global team within the Pharmaceutical company of Johnson and Johnson, Janssen in the Research and Development (R&D) quality organization.  Her vision is to transform data into risk-based insights and to harness innovative tools to deliver proactive quality while driving top compliance.  This is done by blending her passion, knowledge of science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity. She has capitalized on being a 19-year veteran of Johnson and Johnson by leaning into different opportunities across its vast and diverse portfolio. Prior to joining J&J she worked in quality organizations at other Fortune 100 companies.  Heather brings her passion of encouraging young women to a STEM career in servicing the committee as a Board of Trustee to the Princeton-Blairstown Center. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Quality Systems Management.

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Steven M. Ferguson

Deputy Director, Licensing and Entrepreneurship, NIH

Steven M. Ferguson currently serves as the Deputy Director, Licensing and Entrepreneurship at NIH. Prior to joining NIH Office of Technology Transfer in 1990, Mr. Ferguson served in marketing and management positions in biomedical firms subsequent to being a scientist at the National Cancer Institute. His healthcare experience has also included work as Director of Marketing and Public Relations for a rural 70-bed hospital. Registered to practice before the USPTO and a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), Mr. Ferguson also holds Master's Degrees in Business Administration (George Washington University) and Chemistry (University of Cincinnati) as well as Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry (Case Western Reserve University). Mr. Ferguson has been an economic reviewer for Maryland Industria...
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Steven M. Ferguson
Deputy Director, Licensing and Entrepreneurship, NIH

Steven M. Ferguson currently serves as the Deputy Director, Licensing and Entrepreneurship at NIH. Prior to joining NIH Office of Technology Transfer in 1990, Mr. Ferguson served in marketing and management positions in biomedical firms subsequent to being a scientist at the National Cancer Institute. His healthcare experience has also included work as Director of Marketing and Public Relations for a rural 70-bed hospital. Registered to practice before the USPTO and a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), Mr. Ferguson also holds Master's Degrees in Business Administration (George Washington University) and Chemistry (University of Cincinnati) as well as Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry (Case Western Reserve University). Mr. Ferguson has been an economic reviewer for Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) as well as the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) grant programs and is an instructor for both the USDA Graduate School and the NIH FAES Graduate School where he is also the department chair for the new Certificate in Technology Transfer Program. Mr. Ferguson was also the Susan T. and Charles E. Harris Visiting Lecturer at the Watson School of Biological Sciences at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and has published articles on licensing and technology transfer issues.

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Prasad Sabbineni

Head of Enterprise Technology Solutions, Citi

Prasad Sabbineni is the Head of Enterprise Technology Solutions, a division of EIO&T at Citi. The organization delivers end-to-end design, application development, and production assurance to Global Functions portfolios across Citi's lines of business and regions, including Finance, Risk, Internal Audit, and Control functions. Prasad conceptualized and engineered Citi Risk & Controls, the strategic technology platform for Citi’s GRC implementation. The GRC implementation focuses on the standardization and consolidation of GRC functions into a single platform across all lines of defense. Prasad has 25+ years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Citi, Prasad managed the Market Risk, Credit Risk, Prime Services Risk, Portfolio Ris...
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Prasad Sabbineni
Head of Enterprise Technology Solutions, Citi

Prasad Sabbineni is the Head of Enterprise Technology Solutions, a division of EIO&T at Citi. The organization delivers end-to-end design, application development, and production assurance to Global Functions portfolios across Citi's lines of business and regions, including Finance, Risk, Internal Audit, and Control functions.

Prasad conceptualized and engineered Citi Risk & Controls, the strategic technology platform for Citi’s GRC implementation. The GRC implementation focuses on the standardization and consolidation of GRC functions into a single platform across all lines of defense.

Prasad has 25+ years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Citi, Prasad managed the Market Risk, Credit Risk, Prime Services Risk, Portfolio Risk Margin, and Operational Risk Technology at Lehman Brothers. Preceding Lehman, Prasad rolled out Summit Trading System to all derivative trading desks at Bear Stearns. As a Risk Manager in the Derivatives products group at Bear Stearns, he was responsible for managing market risk of fixed income and equity derivatives portfolios.

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Elizabeth Sullivan

CRMA, CCSA Vice President, Chief Risk and Audit Officer Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Elizabeth Sullivan is the Vice President, Chief Risk and Audit Officer at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and heads its Office of Management Audits, Risk and Compliance. With over 22 years of audit, risk management, and financial industry experience, she leads the internal audit function in providing assurance and advisory services that enable change for strong organizational governance, and effective risk management and internal control systems. After 18 years of progressive leadership within the financial industry in the areas of corporate risk management and internal audit, she joined WMATA in 2015 and has spent the last four years in the public transit industry. In addition to the Internal Audit function, the External Audit Liaison and Issues Management an...
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Elizabeth Sullivan
CRMA, CCSA Vice President, Chief Risk and Audit Officer Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Elizabeth Sullivan is the Vice President, Chief Risk and Audit Officer at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and heads its Office of Management Audits, Risk and Compliance. With over 22 years of audit, risk management, and financial industry experience, she leads the internal audit function in providing assurance and advisory services that enable change for strong organizational governance, and effective risk management and internal control systems. After 18 years of progressive leadership within the financial industry in the areas of corporate risk management and internal audit, she joined WMATA in 2015 and has spent the last four years in the public transit industry. In addition to the Internal Audit function, the External Audit Liaison and Issues Management and the Regulatory Compliance Oversight functions also report to her. Her office facilitates WMATA’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program designed to enable proactive management of risks to the achievement of strategic, operational, financial, and compliance objectives. The program is also designed to support the Safety Risk Management component of WMATA’s Public Transit Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) - a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirement for all Rail Transit Agencies under 49 CFR 673.

Ms. Sullivan is volunteer Facilitator for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Learning Solutions and has led several publicly offered seminars on audit and risk management related topics over the last six years. A current IIA Baltimore Chapter Board Member, Ms. Sullivan severed on its Policy and Research Committee for eight years and participated in several speaking engagements for the IIA Baltimore Chapter including the biennial District Conferences (2012 and 2018). Ms. Sullivan also recently delivered a case study at the 2019 IIA International Conference focused on developing a Sustainable ERM Program within the Public Sector. She is a member of the IIA Three Lines of Defense Advisory Council with the aim of representing the transportation industry while under review.

In addition to her bachelor’s degree in Finance, she holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and a Certification in Control Self Assessment (CCSA) both from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She is also the current Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA’s) Committee of Audit Professionals (CAP) and is committed to its mission to establish and promote standards of performance and conduct for audit organizations within the transit industry.

Other Recent Speaking Engagements:

Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Performance Improvement Officer and Chief Financial Officer Summit – ERM and Evidence (April 2019), IIA 2019 International Conference – Anaheim CA – Building a Sustainable ERM Program in the Public Sector (July 2019), EnoMAX – ERM Making it Work Every day – Integrating Risk Management to Improve Performance and Decision Making (August 2019), and DC IIA Panel Event – Internal Audit Hot Topics (September 2019).

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Rani Selvarajoo Urbas

Cloud Trust, Google

Rani Urbas brings more than 25 years of enterprise software experience to Google Cloud where she manages the Google Cloud Trust team, focusing on compliance, privacy, and trust best practices, including regulatory and commercial audits of Google Cloud systems and procedures.  In this capacity, she also represents customers’ interests as a trust-focused liaison to Google Cloud field sales and legal teams.  Prior to joining Google, Rani held a variety of leadership roles at Peoplesoft, Siebel Systems, and most recently Oracle, where she served as Group Vice President of Cloud Operations.  Rani’s career also includes more than 10 years of field experience working directly with customers in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific and several years managi...
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Rani Selvarajoo Urbas
Cloud Trust, Google

Rani Urbas brings more than 25 years of enterprise software experience to Google Cloud where she manages the Google Cloud Trust team, focusing on compliance, privacy, and trust best practices, including regulatory and commercial audits of Google Cloud systems and procedures.  In this capacity, she also represents customers’ interests as a trust-focused liaison to Google Cloud field sales and legal teams. 

Prior to joining Google, Rani held a variety of leadership roles at Peoplesoft, Siebel Systems, and most recently Oracle, where she served as Group Vice President of Cloud Operations.  Rani’s career also includes more than 10 years of field experience working directly with customers in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific and several years managing global teams in product management and corporate strategy.

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Elaine Weidman-Grunewald

Co-founder, AI Sustainability Center

Elaine is co-founder of the AI Sustainability Center. She is an expert on global sustainability and development issues and has worked for over two decades in the private sector, focusing on digitalization and sustainable development challenges across multiple sectors.  She spent nearly 20 years at Ericsson, where she was SVP and Chief Sustainability and Public Affairs Officer, and a member of the Executive Team. Elaine sits on the Boards of environmental architecture and consulting firm Sweco AB, the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, which focuses on the importance of youth empowerment in peacebuilding, and the International Women’s Forum, Sweden. She has been actively engaged in the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, the UN Sustainable...
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Elaine Weidman-Grunewald
Co-founder, AI Sustainability Center

Elaine is co-founder of the AI Sustainability Center. She is an expert on global sustainability and development issues and has worked for over two decades in the private sector, focusing on digitalization and sustainable development challenges across multiple sectors.  She spent nearly 20 years at Ericsson, where she was SVP and Chief Sustainability and Public Affairs Officer, and a member of the Executive Team.

Elaine sits on the Boards of environmental architecture and consulting firm Sweco AB, the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, which focuses on the importance of youth empowerment in peacebuilding, and the International Women’s Forum, Sweden. She has been actively engaged in the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. 

Elaine is a frequent speaker at conferences including the World Economic Forum, SXSW, the United Nations, and Mobile World Congress. She holds a double Master’s degree from Boston University’s Center for Energy and Environmental Studies. 

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Fiona McPheat

Director of Enterprise Risk Management, Telia

Fiona is currently the Director of Enterprise Risk Management at Telia Company and is directing the digitalization of TeliaCompany’s GRC processes. She has recently developed and implemented Telia Company’s Combined Assurance framework and was previously responsible for the company’s Resiliency and Security strategies. Fiona has more than 25 years’ experience from positions in academia and management consulting in large organizations as well as start-ups, driving change management programs with extensive organizational resiliency focus.Fiona holds a Master’s degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Auckland University, Doctoral studies in Computer modelling at Chalmers University of Technology and an International Diploma in Risk Management from Stockholm School ...
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Fiona McPheat
Director of Enterprise Risk Management, Telia

Fiona is currently the Director of Enterprise Risk Management at Telia Company and is directing the digitalization of TeliaCompany’s GRC processes. She has recently developed and implemented Telia Company’s Combined Assurance framework and was previously responsible for the company’s Resiliency and Security strategies. Fiona has more than 25 years’ experience from positions in academia and management consulting in large organizations as well as start-ups, driving change management programs with extensive organizational resiliency focus.Fiona holds a Master’s degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Auckland University, Doctoral studies in Computer modelling at Chalmers University of Technology and an International Diploma in Risk Management from Stockholm School of Economics.

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Marisa Melliou

Group Audit Director, OPAP

Marisa is leading the internal audit and assurance activities of OPAP Group and is a member of the Group Information Security Committee. She has been working with audit teams in governance benchmarking, risk management, data science and analytics, robotics process automation, and cybersecurity before turning her focus to the global blockchain community and crypto-asset space. Previously, she worked as Chief Internal Auditor at the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, as Associate Group Audit Director at the National Bank of Greece (NBG)  and as Enterprise Risk & Assurance Services Senior Manager at Deloitte. She is a member of the Global Board Ready Women club and has served as a Board member of the Athens Chapter of ISACA, as a member of Hellenic Corporate Governance Counci...
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Marisa Melliou
Group Audit Director, OPAP

Marisa is leading the internal audit and assurance activities of OPAP Group and is a member of the Group Information Security Committee. She has been working with audit teams in governance benchmarking, risk management, data science and analytics, robotics process automation, and cybersecurity before turning her focus to the global blockchain community and crypto-asset space. Previously, she worked as Chief Internal Auditor at the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, as Associate Group Audit Director at the National Bank of Greece (NBG)  and as Enterprise Risk & Assurance Services Senior Manager at Deloitte. She is a member of the Global Board Ready Women club and has served as a Board member of the Athens Chapter of ISACA, as a member of Hellenic Corporate Governance Council working team that revised the governance code for the Listed Companies in the Athens Stock Exchange, and as a member of ENISA Cyber insurance policy working team. Marisa occasionally gives lectures at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Athens University of Economics and Business, The American College of Greece, as well as at the Central Bank of Greece and the Central Bank of Egypt, while she is often invited as a speaker at professional conferences and international summit meetings. She holds a postgraduate studies certificate on Blockchain Strategy (Oxford University, Said Business School), an MSc in Information Management (University of Sheffield, UK) a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Deree - The American College of Greece) and several professional certifications (ISO 27001 LA, CIA, CISA, CCO, CAML, CRMA).

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Björn Elowson

CEO and Co-founder, JobAgent

Björn Elowson is CEO and Co-Founder of JobAgent is a licensed pyschologist. JobAgent is a tech startup focused on a matching- and sharing service for the job market. Prior to JobAgent he has been working as a consultant within selection and assessments. He has worked with clients from all over the world with everything from second opinions of CEO recruitments in Sweden to assessment centers in China and developing automated career guidance in London.
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Björn Elowson
CEO and Co-founder, JobAgent

Björn Elowson is CEO and Co-Founder of JobAgent is a licensed pyschologist. JobAgent is a tech startup focused on a matching- and sharing service for the job market. Prior to JobAgent he has been working as a consultant within selection and assessments. He has worked with clients from all over the world with everything from second opinions of CEO recruitments in Sweden to assessment centers in China and developing automated career guidance in London.

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Manish Tiwari

Sr VP & Global CISO, Bharti Airtel

Manish Tiwari has over 32 years of work experience including 25 years in the Indian Navy where he set up including the formulation of Policy Frameworks, Security Audits, Product Testing, Implementation of Solutions, Cyber Forensics, and Risk Management. His experience includes investigation of live cases, coordinating and directing all phases of Project-based efforts, whilst managing, motivating, guiding, and mentoring teams, in the course of building up the Information Security organization of the Indian Navy.   He is a qualified CISA, CISP, Lead Auditor, CEH, E|CSA, C|HFI, and LPT. In his last appointment, he represented the Indian Navy at all National level Government forums, on issues related to IT security, for the protection...
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Manish Tiwari
Sr VP & Global CISO, Bharti Airtel

Manish Tiwari has over 32 years of work experience including 25 years in the Indian Navy where he set up including the formulation of Policy Frameworks, Security Audits, Product Testing, Implementation of Solutions, Cyber Forensics, and Risk Management. His experience includes investigation of live cases, coordinating and directing all phases of Project-based efforts, whilst managing, motivating, guiding, and mentoring teams, in the course of building up the Information Security organization of the Indian Navy.

 

He is a qualified CISA, CISP, Lead Auditor, CEH, E|CSA, C|HFI, and LPT. In his last appointment, he represented the Indian Navy at all National level Government forums, on issues related to IT security, for the protection of the National Critical Information Infrastructure.

 

After leaving the Armed Forces, he served in an IT Risk Management Firm handling overall governance and Service Delivery of security services in the UID project. In Oct 2014 he took over as the Chief Information Security Advisor India for Microsoft Corporation. In Dec 2017, he took over as Sr VP & Global CISO for Bharti Airtel, driving operations, Compliance, and business continuity. In early Sep 2018, he has also taken over ‘Airtel Secure for Business’, an Airtel initiative on cybersecurity solutions and services, in addition to his existing role.

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Joseph J. Okonek

GRC Administrator & Solution Architect, Globe Life

Currently, Joseph functions as an innovative GRC ecosystem expert. He combines management, innovation, and technology skills to architect, implement, and enhance GRC processes and systems at Globe Life. Prior to joining Globe Life, Joseph was the owner of a small, independent consulting practice.  The majority of Joseph’s career has been focused on serving his customers by delivering and integrating ERP, GRC, ITSM systems across multiple industries. 
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Joseph J. Okonek
GRC Administrator & Solution Architect, Globe Life

Currently, Joseph functions as an innovative GRC ecosystem expert. He combines management, innovation, and technology skills to architect, implement, and enhance GRC processes and systems at Globe Life. Prior to joining Globe Life, Joseph was the owner of a small, independent consulting practice.  The majority of Joseph’s career has been focused on serving his customers by delivering and integrating ERP, GRC, ITSM systems across multiple industries. 

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Jade Nester

Director, Consumer Policy, GSMA

Jade Nester is Director, Consumer Policy, at the GSMA, a trade association representing the interests of mobile network operators worldwide. Jade has 14 years of experience working on technology policy issues. Prior to joining the GSMA, she was at Promontory Financial Group, an IBM company, where she advised clients on compliance with privacy and data protection frameworks. Between 2006 and 2014, she worked for the U.S. government, including as Senior Advisor for Internet Policy at NTIA in the Commerce Department and Director, Internet Public Policy at the State Department. She is an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) and holds the CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPM, and CISSP certifications. She is a member of the IAPP Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board
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Jade Nester
Director, Consumer Policy, GSMA

Jade Nester is Director, Consumer Policy, at the GSMA, a trade association representing the interests of mobile network operators worldwide. Jade has 14 years of experience working on technology policy issues. Prior to joining the GSMA, she was at Promontory Financial Group, an IBM company, where she advised clients on compliance with privacy and data protection frameworks. Between 2006 and 2014, she worked for the U.S. government, including as Senior Advisor for Internet Policy at NTIA in the Commerce Department and Director, Internet Public Policy at the State Department. She is an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) and holds the CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPM, and CISSP certifications. She is a member of the IAPP Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board

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Arun Kumar Sharma

President, Grovepike Associates

Arun Kumar Sharma is President of Grovepike Associates a financial advisory firm based in Washington DC. Grovepike Associates serves Global Corporations, Non-Profits, Multilateral Organizations, and Government Agencies in areas such as sustainable finance, impact investing, blended finance, digital payments, infrastructure finance, capital markets, and securitization.   Mr. Sharma was formerly Chief Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation where he led a range of strategic projects and initiatives across emerging markets. He originated and structured IFC’s first investment in a Green Bond and led the creation of the first private sector climate finance company in emerging markets. Mr. Sharma specializes in the application of advanced financi...
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Arun Kumar Sharma
President, Grovepike Associates

Arun Kumar Sharma is President of Grovepike Associates a financial advisory firm based in Washington DC. Grovepike Associates serves Global Corporations, Non-Profits, Multilateral Organizations, and Government Agencies in areas such as sustainable finance, impact investing, blended finance, digital payments, infrastructure finance, capital markets, and securitization.

 

Mr. Sharma was formerly Chief Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation where he led a range of strategic projects and initiatives across emerging markets. He originated and structured IFC’s first investment in a Green Bond and led the creation of the first private sector climate finance company in emerging markets. Mr. Sharma specializes in the application of advanced financing techniques for supporting the mobilization of private capital for urgent global priorities such as climate change, financial inclusion, and access to essential infrastructure services for the underserved.

 

Mr. Sharma also serves on the Governing council of Yes Foundation, a leading non-profit organization driving transformative change in India through the creative use of social media and is on the Board of Grass Roots Trading Network for Women, an Indian nonprofit organization linking women micro-entrepreneurs to renewable energy markets on fair and equitable terms. He also is advising global clients on sustainable finance strategies focused on renewable energy, clean transportation, and green housing, including on the use of Blended Finance Solutions to support a range of climate-friendly projects.

 

Mr. Sharma is a Senior Fellow of the Institute of International Finance, a Non-resident fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and an Advisor to the US India Strategic Partnership Forum.

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Elizabeth Sampson

SVP and Chief Information Officer, TerraForm Power

Elizabeth Sampson is a technology executive with over 20 years of global experience strengthening organizations through technology, analytics, and organizational/business process design. She has a track record of working adeptly across global teams in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has leveraged her acumen in stakeholder engagement to drive thought leadership and strategic change – all with shareholder value and business growth as priorities. Her global work experience and her diverse background enable her to bring a unique perspective to business challenges that are ever-evolving in an increasingly global and digital environment. Elizabeth currently serves as SVP and CIO at TerraForm Power (NASDAQ: TERP). TerraForm Power is an owner and ope...
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Elizabeth Sampson
SVP and Chief Information Officer, TerraForm Power

Elizabeth Sampson is a technology executive with over 20 years of global experience strengthening organizations through technology, analytics, and organizational/business process design. She has a track record of working adeptly across global teams in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has leveraged her acumen in stakeholder engagement to drive thought leadership and strategic change – all with shareholder value and business growth as priorities. Her global work experience and her diverse background enable her to bring a unique perspective to business challenges that are ever-evolving in an increasingly global and digital environment.

Elizabeth currently serves as SVP and CIO at TerraForm Power (NASDAQ: TERP). TerraForm Power is an owner and operator of a best-in-class, 4,200+ MW renewable power portfolio including solar and wind assets in North America, South America, and Western Europe. Immediately before joining TerraForm, Elizabeth served as Vice President of Solutions and Business Technology for Brookfield Asset Management, a global alternative asset management company with over $540B in AUM. Brookfield Asset Management is also sponsor and majority shareholder of TerraForm Power. Prior to Brookfield, she worked with GE and Genpact for a combined 14 years.

In her most recent role as CIO of TerraForm Power, Elizabeth drives the Corporate and Operational technology strategy. She has been pivotal in solidifying TERPs IoT solutions and leveraging operational data combined with analytics and automation to drive business results and value. She is keenly focused on cybersecurity, particularly as it relates to protecting critical infrastructure, and is driving an accelerated and comprehensive cybersecurity initiative at TERP. Elizabeth has been the force behind TERP’s digital transformation, establishing an architecture comprised of cloud-enabled business applications, smart automation, analytics and IoT solutions to drive tangible business value while improving enterprise-wide governance and security.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from Calcutta University.

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Aadila Hashim

Group Head of Operational Risk and Group Risk COO, MMI Holdings

Aadila is currently the Group Head of Operational Risk and Group Risk COO for Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Ltd.  included in her portfolio is the responsibility for Group Business Continuity Management, Operational risk management technology (including GRC) and the Group’s Corporate Insurance programme.  She has been employed by her current organization for the past 15 years, where she has been responsible for various roles in business and technology teams before joining risk management during 2006. She has held a number of leadership and specialist roles over the years and has gained extensive experience in risk management , insurance and leadership as a result
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Aadila Hashim
Group Head of Operational Risk and Group Risk COO, MMI Holdings

Aadila is currently the Group Head of Operational Risk and Group Risk COO for Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Ltd.  included in her portfolio is the responsibility for Group Business Continuity Management, Operational risk management technology (including GRC) and the Group’s Corporate Insurance programme.  She has been employed by her current organization for the past 15 years, where she has been responsible for various roles in business and technology teams before joining risk management during 2006. She has held a number of leadership and specialist roles over the years and has gained extensive experience in risk management , insurance and leadership as a result

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Andrew Barlow

VP Product Strategy, AppLearn


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Andrew Barlow
VP Product Strategy, AppLearn

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Sameer Kumar Vasanthapuram

Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Sameer is a partner solutions architect at Amazon Web Services. Sameer works with AWS’ Network and Security Partners to architect and build new products and solutions on AWS for customers. Sameer has previously worked with Fortune 500 customers to design and implement large secure networks for them.
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Sameer Kumar Vasanthapuram
Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Sameer is a partner solutions architect at Amazon Web Services. Sameer works with AWS’ Network and Security Partners to architect and build new products and solutions on AWS for customers. Sameer has previously worked with Fortune 500 customers to design and implement large secure networks for them.

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Maria Devassy

Vice President of Business Development and Alliances, Compliance.ai

Maria Devassy is the Vice President of Business Development and Alliances at Compliance.ai - a modern regulatory intelligence and change solution. She is a GRC, RegTech, Content, and Technology leader with over 20 years of experience helping companies bridge the gap between technology, product, and business. Maria has held leadership positions with MetricStream, KPMG, Oracle Corporation, and other technology companies. She has launched several successful RegTech products, business partnerships, and advised Fortune 100 clients on risk management, audit, advisory, and compliance business across Industries.
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Maria Devassy
Vice President of Business Development and Alliances, Compliance.ai

Maria Devassy is the Vice President of Business Development and Alliances at Compliance.ai - a modern regulatory intelligence and change solution. She is a GRC, RegTech, Content, and Technology leader with over 20 years of experience helping companies bridge the gap between technology, product, and business. Maria has held leadership positions with MetricStream, KPMG, Oracle Corporation, and other technology companies. She has launched several successful RegTech products, business partnerships, and advised Fortune 100 clients on risk management, audit, advisory, and compliance business across Industries.

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Bhaskar Dasari

Founder & CEO, Vivid Edge Corp


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Bhaskar Dasari
Founder & CEO, Vivid Edge Corp

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Jennifer Andrews

Senior Manager, Compliance and Ethics, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

Jennifer Andrews is a Senior Manager in Compliance and Ethics at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Her team is responsible for enterprise-level governance, strategy, guidance, reporting, and tools related to compliance management. This includes implementation and management of a Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) system. Among other roles, Jennifer also previously led the Customer Privacy team at PG&E. Jennifer is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and Certified Information Protection Manager (CIPM).
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Jennifer Andrews
Senior Manager, Compliance and Ethics, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

Jennifer Andrews is a Senior Manager in Compliance and Ethics at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Her team is responsible for enterprise-level governance, strategy, guidance, reporting, and tools related to compliance management. This includes implementation and management of a Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) system. Among other roles, Jennifer also previously led the Customer Privacy team at PG&E. Jennifer is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and Certified Information Protection Manager (CIPM).

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Abhiroop Gandhi

Trust & Compliance Officer, Verily Life Sciences

Abhiroop Gandhi is the Trust & Compliance Officer and leads Strategic Risk Management at Verily Life Sciences, an Alphabet company at the intersection of technology, data science and healthcare. He has over 15 years of experience in biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. He has played roles in corporate compliance, risk management and commercial strategy and operations. He was previously Vice President of Corporate Compliance at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, where he managed the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and international healthcare compliance programs. Prior to the acquisition by Mallinckrodt, he established Questcor’s healthcare compliance program. He was recognized with a President’s Club award for outstanding contribution to the corporation. Before joining ...
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Abhiroop Gandhi
Trust & Compliance Officer, Verily Life Sciences

Abhiroop Gandhi is the Trust & Compliance Officer and leads Strategic Risk Management at Verily Life Sciences, an Alphabet company at the intersection of technology, data science and healthcare. He has over 15 years of experience in biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. He has played roles in corporate compliance, risk management and commercial strategy and operations.

He was previously Vice President of Corporate Compliance at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, where he managed the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and international healthcare compliance programs. Prior to the acquisition by Mallinckrodt, he established Questcor’s healthcare compliance program. He was recognized with a President’s Club award for outstanding contribution to the corporation. Before joining Questcor, Mr. Gandhi held positions at Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Razorfish and GE Capital (General Electric). He serves as an expert panel member for the U.S.-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund, which awards grants to promising joint US-India entrepreneurial initiatives which help create societal impact through science and technology.

Mr. Gandhi holds a Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from FMS, Delhi University and a Bachelor of Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology.