Hexnode Partner Summit

Apu Pavithran

Founder and CEO


Apu is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Hexnode, the Unified Endpoint Management solution helping customers from over 100 countries manage and secure endpoints from a central console. Apu is responsible for visualizing, formulating and implementing Hexnode’s vision to be the forefront of technology.

An entrepreneur to the core, Apu is a thought-leader and a strong advocate of governance and information security. When he is not thinking about making Hexnode even better, you can find him working on his culinary skills.

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Rachana Vijayan

CMO & Director of Sales, Marketing and Partnership


Rachana is the Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Sales, Marketing and Channel Partnerships at Hexnode. Apart from guiding and monitoring teams, Rachana is accomplished at driving marketing efforts with instinctive, thoughtful approach to conceptualizing, validating and executing marketing programs. Before joining Hexnode, she has held technical and leadership roles in Zoho and FCA. With a degree in Engineering and a master's in business administration, she is passionate about transforming businesses with the latest technology.

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Bijo Paulose John

Co-founder and COO


Bijo Paulose John is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Hexnode. As COO, he is responsible for driving business operations and maintaining operational results within the company. With his strategic and leadership vision, Bijo works in tandem with Apu to bring managerial, administrative and procedural reforms to Hexnode.

His ability to take calm control of turbulent situations and ensure his calmness resonates within his team is uncanny.

Hexnode Partner Summit

Sahad M

Co-founder and CTO


Sahad is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Hexnode. He is an innovator, technologist and strategist all-in-one. He is responsible for establishing technology-centered strategies, across Hexnode and oversees a global team that is responsible to align dynamically changing business goals with optimal technical solutions.

When he’s not cracking the toughest codes; you can find him on the field perfecting his dribbling.


Nick Vujicic

Founder and CEO

Life Without Limbs

Nick Vujicic is an Australian-American born without arms or legs who has become a world-renowned speaker, New York Times best-selling author, coach and entrepreneur. Nick faced tremendous obstacles in life from, living life without limbs, to being bullied at school and fearful for his future with no purpose in sight. Nick persevered through life’s challenges and discovered key principles which enabled him to find his purpose and turn obstacles into opportunities; making him one of the most sought-after keynote speakers in the world! He is also the founder and CEO of the non-profit ministry Life Without Limbs.

Duncan McAlynn

Founder & CEO


Duncan McAlynn is the Co-Founder and CEO of his company, and an award-winning InfoSec professional with over 25 years of experience consulting global organizations and government agencies on enterprise management & cybersecurity. He is a published author, technical editor, industry columnist, keynote speaker, and has obtained several certifications and awards throughout his career, including 6x Microsoft MVP, MCSA, MCSE, Security+ and CISSP. In 2017, he established the technical research firm, Operandis, and works with some of the industry’s notable brands & startups to help them better understand and communicate with their target audiences. Most recently, he has successfully completed the inaugural Harvard University Cybersecurity Risk Management program, and is an active member in his local ISSA, ISACA & FBI InfraGard chapters, as well as a big supporter of security-related events throughout his home state of Texas and around the globe.


Abbas Kudrati

APAC Chief Cybersecurity Officer


Abbas Kudrati, a long-time cybersecurity practitioner and CISO, is Microsoft Asia’s Lead Chief Cybersecurity Advisor for the Security Solutions Area. In addition to his work at Microsoft, he serves as an executive advisor to Deakin University, LaTrobe University, HITRUST ASIA, EC Council ASIA, and several security and technology start-ups. He supports the broader security community through his work with ISACA Chapters and student mentorship.

He co-authored a book, “Threat Hunting in a multi cloud environment” and is currently working on his next book on the topic of “Zero Trust Journey Across the Digital Estate”.

He is also a part-time Professor with Deakin University and a regular speaker on Zero-Trust, Cybersecurity, Cloud Security, Governance, Risk, and Compliance.


Andre Kerstens

Sr Solution Architect

Noname Security

Andre Kerstens is a Senior Solution Architect with Noname Security specializing in all things Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Andre has touched on all aspects of technical computing in his 20 year career, from programming to storage to compute to networking and last but not least the exciting world of cyber-security. He’s pretty crazy (as in crazy interested) about cloud infrastructure and loves spending time on automating and securing workloads in the cloud. Outside of work he likes to fly airplanes and sail boats.


Matthew Rosenquist


Eclipz Inc

Matthew Rosenquist is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Eclipz, the former Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel Corp, and benefits from over 30 diverse years in the fields of cyber, physical, and information security. Matthew specializes in security strategy, measuring value, developing best-practices for cost-effective capabilities, and establishing organizations that deliver optimal levels of cybersecurity, privacy, governance, ethics, and safety. As a CISO and cybersecurity strategist, he identifies emerging risks and opportunities to help organizations balance threats, costs, and usability factors to achieve an optimal level of security. Matthew is very active in the industry. He is an experienced keynote speaker, collaborates with industry partners to tackle pressing problems and has published acclaimed articles, white papers, blogs, and videos on a wide range of cybersecurity topics. Matthew is a member of multiple advisory boards and consults on best-practices and emerging risks to academic, business, and government audiences across the globe.


David Jacoby

Deputy Director of European Global Research and Analysis Team


I am an security evangelist/researcher who is currently working as Deputy Director for the European Global Research and Analysis Team for Kaspersky Lab. Responsible for not only research but also technical PR activities in the European region where my tasks often include vulnerability and threat research. I also performs alot of product and security audits, penetration tests, security research and public speaking engagements around the world.  My day to day job is about improving awareness of the current and future threats and vulnerabilities to which both consumers and large enterprises are exposed and fight cybercrime. Additional to this i am also the technical advisor for the continuation of the Millennium books written by David Lagercrantz.

I has also been included in multiple other books such as "A Guide to Kernel Exploitation: Attacking the Core", "Generation 500" and "Svenska Hackare", ”The ABC of IT-security”. Additional to being an advisor for book projects i am also often seen on TV in programs such as “Stoppa Tjuven”, ”Veckans Ord” and TV4 Nyhetsmorgon.

I have about 20+ years of experience working in the IT security field. This have given me the opportunity to work in many interesting fields such as: Vulnerability and Threat Management, Customer Experience, Penetration Testing, Development and Fighting Cybercrime.


Scott Augenbaum

Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent

Cyber Division

Since retiring after a 30 year career with the FBI, Scott has spoken to hundreds of groups (from multi-national businesses to social gatherings at local rotary clubs) about the cyber threats their businesses and families face. Scott tailors each of his informative, interactive, engaging and entertaining presentations to match each audience's level of cyber sophistication and understanding about this behind-the-scenes the problem that often results in identify theft, loss of savings and disruption to business activities. Everyone who attends a Scott Augenbaum address leaves with simple, easy to understand, no-cost actionable takeaways that will make them, their businesses and their families more cyber-secure. You don't have to be the next victim of cybercrime!


Merritt Baer

Principal, AWS Office of the CISO


Merritt (Twitter: @MerrittBaer) is a Principal in the Office of the CISO at Amazon Web Services. Merritt provides technical cloud security guidance to complex, regulated organizations like the Fortune 100, and advises the leadership of AWS' largest customers on security as a bottom line proposition. She also helps build strategic initiatives for how AWS secures itself, running on AWS.

Merritt has experience in all three branches of government and the private sector. Before Amazon, Merritt served as Lead Cyber Advisor to the Federal Communications Commission. She has also served at the US Department of Homeland Security, the Office of US Senator Michael Bennet, and the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Before joining the government, Merritt started a business advisory / legal practice, working with emerging tech companies.


Merritt speaks regularly on infosec, including cloud computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, quantum computing, and the future of the Internet. Her insights on business strategy and tech have been published in Forbes, The Baltimore Sun, The Daily Beast, LawFare, Talking Points Memo, and ThinkProgress. Her academic work has appeared in the journals of Temple, Georgetown, Santa Clara, UPenn, and UVA.


Merritt is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. She is admitted to the Bars of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court. Based in Miami, FL, she has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a National Security Fellow at the Center for New American Security, and a Cyber Fellow at the East-West Institute. She is founder of women's tech expert network Tech & Roses; Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Maryland and Penn State Law School; a mother, and an amateur boxer.


Chuck Brooks

Top Tech person to follow


Chuck Brooks a globally recognized thought leader for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies. He is President of Brooks Consulting International and an Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University in the Graduate Applied Intelligence Program. LinkedIn named Chuck as one of “The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn.” He was named by Thompson Reuters as a “Top 50 Global Influencer in Risk, Compliance,” by IFSEC as the “#2 Global Cybersecurity Influencer,” and OnCon as a "Top 50 Global Marketer."He is also a Cybersecurity Expert for “The Network” at the Washington Post, Visiting Editor at Homeland Security Today, and a Contributor to FORBES.


Chris Roberts

Adviser, Researcher, Hacker

HillBilly Hit Squad

Chris is considered one of the world's foremost experts on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research within the Information Security industry. Since the late 90's Chris has been deeply involved with security R&D, consulting, and VCISO services in his quest to protect and defend organizations against various types of attack. As one of the well-known hackers and researchers, Chris is routinely invited to speak at industry conferences and is regularly featured on the CNN, The Washington Post, WIRED, and numerous other media publications.


John Grim

Head of Research, Development and Innovation

Verizon Business

John Grim has over 19 years of experience leading investigations of data breaches and cybersecurity incidents within the government and civilian security sectors. Currently, as a Distinguished Architect, John leads the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center (VTRAC) Research, Development, and Innovation effort. In this role, John focuses on all aspects of cybersecurity incidents, performing digital forensic examinations, advising on data breach containment and eradication efforts, and creating response preparedness training and breach simulation exercises for customers worldwide. Prior to Verizon, John served 12 years with the U.S. Army as a Counterintelligence Special Agent investigating security incidents.


Adam Arruda

Product Manager- EMM & Partner Admin Tools

Zebra Technologies

Adam Arruda is a Product Manager based in Canada responsible for driving Zebra's Device Lifecycle Software strategy. Part of Zebra’s Mobility DNA portfolio, Device Lifecycle focuses on maximizing mobile user productivity, minimizing IT complexities and offering secure solutions over the lifespan of a Zebra computer. Adam has been in the technology industry for the past 16 years, having spent the past 10+ years in the Mobile Management and Mobile Device Support space working with ISVs, OEMs and VARs to help customers craft and execute their mobile strategy.


Erich Kron

Security Awareness Advocate


Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the US Army's 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in Information Security.


Ulf Mattsson

Chief Security Strategist


Ulf is the Chief Security Strategist at Protegrity, previously Head of Innovation at TokenEx, Chief Technology Officer at Atlantic BT, and earlier CTO at Compliance Engineering. Ulf was the CTO and a founder of Protegrity Technology. He invented the Protegrity Vaultless Tokenization and created the initial architecture of Protegrity's security technology.

At Protegrity he serves as a catalyst for innovation with an active role in shaping the product roadmap and strategy. Ulf works in industry standards bodies, has an active role in forming strategic partnerships and alliances across the industry, and represents Protegrity at C-level meetings with customers and prospects. Prior to Protegrity, Ulf worked 20 years at IBM software development and research, in the areas of IT Architecture and Security.

He is the inventor of more than 70 awarded/issued US Patents and worked in joint software development projects with research and development teams at IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, Teradata, and RSA Security. Ulf also worked as a leader in companies providing Data Discovery Services, Cloud Application Security Brokers, Web Application Firewalls, Managed Security Service, Security Operation Center, and in Cybersecurity consulting.

Leading journals and professions magazines, including IEEE Xplore, ISACA Journal, ISSA Journal, and IBM Journals, published more than 100 of his in-depth professional articles and papers. Ulf frequently gives presentations at leading security and database conferences in the US, Europe, and ASIA.

Ulf received a master's degree in physics in engineering from Chalmers University of Technology.


Ian Murphy



Ian is a security veteran with nearly 30 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. He has worked in vendorland, start-ups and as a contractor for hire. He has seen fads come and go and enjoys busting marketing terms with his brand of humour and brutal honesty. He is CEO of CyberOff, a security awareness company that is trying to bring light to the dull world of cyber education.


Frank Cottle

Founder & CEO

Alliance Virtual Offices

A timeless futurist with primary expertise on “The Future Of Work”, Frank Cottle is the Founder and CEO of Alliance Virtual Offices. Frank is a truly experienced business leader and an engaging speaker who will appeal to listeners of all ages and backgrounds, from Gen Z to Boomers, all over the globe.

From his home (and sometimes his coworking center) in Southern California, Frank will offer enlightening insights across a huge range of topics in his easy-going but authoritative So-Cal style. Investment banking, finance, commercial real estate, workplace technology, the future of work, even windsurfing and cycling - Frank has lived and studied them all - and he is happy to share his visionary insights and experiences to help listeners explore fresh perspectives on business, lifestyle, and new ways of working.


Dmitry Raidman



Dmitry works over 20 years in various cybersecurity and engineering sectors. His love of technology and innovation helped him to identify the industry gap in IoT security while managing the Product Security at FLIR.

As a result, he co-founded @Cybeats in 2015 to detect and fix security design flaws early in mission-critical connected devices, and protect them against malicious attacks while operational.

One of his early predictions was when he identified the beginning of the DevOps revolution in 2009 and practiced the craft of shifting left since then evangelizing this culture, helping to establish and transform many known organizations to this innovative path.

Recently Dmitry co-founded the @Security Architecture Podcast, endorsed by multiple cybersecurity industry influencers and professionals, and global security vendors.

Dmitry is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Cybeats based out of Toronto, Canada. And he does innovative work in the space of software transparency, software supply chain, and SBOM applications to security of connected devices.

Dmitry predicts Product Security becoming a major cultural shift in the way tech organizations operate similar to DevOps one that started back in 2008.


Jim Stickley


Stickley on Security

Jim Stickley has stolen credit cards, hacked Social Security numbers, robbed banks, and created fake ATMs. He has broken into armed government facilities and has stolen from teenagers. He is an identity thief, but he is no criminal. Fortunately for all victims involved, Stickley is a cybersecurity expert with over 20 years in the industry who was hired to perform these attacks by corporations testing their security, news agencies investigating security concerns, and other media outlets interested in knowing just how easy it is to commit identity theft. His job is to find security flaws before the real criminals and warn people and organizations about what they can do to protect themselves.


Stickley is a published author and has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers including Time Magazine, Business Week, Fortune Magazine and New York Times. He has also been showcased on numerous television shows including NBC's "Nightly News", CNN's "NewsNight", CNBC's "The Big Idea", Anderson Cooper's "Anderson" and is a frequent guest on NBC's "Today Show.” You can also see Stickley almost any night of the week as the featured cybersecurity expert for LifeLock infomercials.


Tammy Dunnett


Relationship Revolution

Tammy is an Ex Target of workplace bullying who is changing the way relationship is done, one conversation at a time. As a result of her own personal experience with a workplace bully, Tammy recognized that the medical model (medications, stress leave, and counselling) combined with the organizational model of “remediation” left a gap in solving the interpersonal problems.

Through her Masters of a Nursing Studies Tammy explored the dynamics of workplace bullying and integrated her research and knowledge into the classroom where she was teaching communication skills to new nurses. Her work focused on addressing the interpersonal gap and helps people at all levels handle difficult conversations while keeping the relationship intact so people can reclaim their reputation, put their careers back on track, and get back to living a peaceful and productive life.,


Ralph van Roosmalen

Director/ Founder

Agile Strides

Ralph van Roosmalen is devoted to helping teams create value while experiencing happiness at work. With more than 24 years of experience in international management roles—such as scrum master, agile coach, VP software development, and change manager—Ralph is the founder and author of The Art of Teams community, former CEO of Management 3.0, and speaker. He is the author of many blog posts and books, like Doing It—Management 3.0 Experiences and 40 Ideas to Spice Up Your Retrospective.


Riyaz Ahemed Walikar

Co-Founder / Chief Hacker / CTO


Riyaz is the Co-Founder/Chief Hacker at Kloudle Inc, a Cloud Native Security Monitoring SaaS company. At Kloudle, his offensive security skills are used to identify and mimic attackers attempting to break-in to various cloud configurations to enhance Kloudle's monitoring capabilities.

He is also an active security evangelist and researcher with over a decade of experience in the cyber security industry. His curiosity has led him to work in various aspects of Cloud Security, Kubernetes and Container Security, Web Application and Mobile Security, Network and System Penetration Testing, Wireless Network Security Assessment, Dynamic Malware Analysis, Threat Modelling, Windows Forensics, Security Code Review, Vulnerability Research, Exploit Development and Reverse Engineering.

He loves speaking at various conferences and community meetups and has been a speaker/trainer at numerous conferences including BlackHat, DefCon, OWASP AppSec and nullcon. He is also one of the chapter leaders of OWASP Bangalore and in the past has led community efforts at null (India's largest open security community) as well. When he is not building/breaking apps, you can find him dabbling in photography, stargazing, playing football, reading or fishing.


Randy Marchany

Chief Information Security Officer

Virginia Tech

Randy is the Chief Information Security Officer of Virginia Tech and the Director of Virginia Tech's IT Security Laboratory and has 25 years experience as a systems administrator, IT auditor, and security specialist. He is a co-author of the original SANS Top 10 Internet Threats, the SANS Top 20 Internet Threats, the SANS Consensus Roadmap for Defeating DDoS Attacks, and the SANS Incident Response: Step-by-Step guides. Randy is currently a senior instructor for the SANS Institute and has taught a wide variety of courses over the years. Currently, he can be found teaching SEC440: Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing, and Auditing and SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls on a regular basis.


Nicholas McLaren

Cloud Security Engineer

Truist Bank

Hi I’m Nicholas McLaren. I am currently a Cloud Security Engineer at Truist Bank. I was fortunate enough to gain early experience from a Start Up in the Compliance space. My expertise ranges from Infrastructure as Code (IaC), DevOps, Vulnerability Assessment, Data Protection, and Identity Access Management.

I am a Graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Computer Information Systems and a candidate for a Masters of Science degree in Cybersecurity at Kennesaw State University.

I hold Solutions Architect Associate and Security Specialty from AWS, along with the CYSA+ from CompTIA.


Roderick Kaleho

Cyber Security Consultant


Roderick Kaleho has 20+ years of experience in the IT field with focus on information and cyber security for the last 16. He is passionate about integration, analytics, and automation. His experience extends across Banking/Financial Services and Insurance, Retail, Product, Telecommunications, Government/DoD, Consulting Services, and Agriculture & Manufacturing. He holds a master’s in Information Assurance and several security and enterprise governance certifications. As Cybersecurity continues to grow in importance not only for organizations, but for society, the historical trend is concerning. Roderick is leveraging automation, analytics, visualization, and curated context as a force multiplier to counter ever increasing threats and mature the industry for a safe and secure future.


Josh Allan Dykstra



Josh Allan Dykstra is a recognized thought leader on the future of work and company culture. He is an author, TEDx speaker, and the CEO of Helios, where they use #lovework technology to heal burnout and upgrade organizational cultures.


Adrian Sanabria


Security weekly Labs

Adrian joined SC Media's parent company, CyberRisk Alliance in 2020. He will focus primarily on cybersecurity product reviews, but will also provide industry insight trends for both SC Media and Security Weekly (another CyberRisk Alliance company).

Adrian has over two decades of industry experience, working as a practitioner, penetration tester and industry analyst. He has spent the last few years as an entrepreneur and challenging norms in sales and marketing for a variety of vendors. Adrian loves to cook, eat, hike, play music and regale his teenagers with stories of what the early days of the Internet were like.


Harold Sinnott

Tech Influencer | Digital Marketing | Consultant | Talent Development

Harold Sinnott is a technology influencer and digital consultant specializing in emerging technologies, digital transformation, and the future of work. He has extensive leadership experience across industries including telecommunications, healthcare and financial services.

He works for B2B tech brands like Cisco, Ericsson, Lenovo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Automation Anywhere, RingCentral, Pluralsight, Vodafone and Futurum Research, to help them to achieve massive visibility and scale, leveraging the power of social media in a variety of market segments including: mobile, cloud, 5G, automation, RPA, IoT, AI, AR, VR, BigData and CyberSecurity.

Ranked among the top ten CES influencers in social media, for the last four consecutive years, he is also regularly ranked as a top influencer in several tech categories.


Mario B. Demarillas

Board of Director, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Head of IT Consulting and Software Engineering

Exceture Inc

Mario has 20 years of professional experience in Information Systems and Internal Audit, Fraud Examination, Information and Cyber Security, Data Privacy and IT Governance consulting from financial institutions, audit firms and IT consulting companies.

Mario as the Chief Information Security Officer develops, implements and monitors strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security and IT risk management programs. As the Head of IT Consulting and Software Engineering, he manages information systems assurance, data privacy, information/cyber security and software engineering service lines.

He’s an Associate and Technology Governance Committee Member of Institute of Corporate Directors of the Philippines, Executive Member of CyberEd Board Community, Member of the School of Computing and Information Technologies (SoCIT) Advisory Board of Asia Pacific College, Industry representative member of OBE Program Advisory Council for University of St. La Salle’s College of Business and Accountancy (CBA), Former President and Board of Trustee of ISACA Manila Chapter, Adviser & Former Board of Trustee of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Philippines Chapter (ACFE – Philippines), Former Chairperson for Technology and Membership Committees of Institute of Internal Auditors Philippines Chapter (IIA Philippines).

He received the Presidential Award both in 2014 and 2016 and Best Chairperson of the Year in 2010 from ISACA Manila and IIA Philippines Chapters, respectively, for recognition of his services as an officer of these professional organizations.

Mario has earned various certifications throughout his career such as ISO 31000 Certified Risk Manager (CRM), ISO 27001 Information Security Management System Lead Implementer (ISMS-LI), ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System Lead Implementer (BCMS-LI), Agile Project Management Foundation Certificate Holder, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), COBIT 5 & 2019 Foundation Certificate holder, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) - 3rd highest scorer, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) - 1st highest scorer, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Mario is a resource speaker for various topics on fraud, IT governance, IT, information and cybersecurity, IT internal audit, data privacy and review sessions for CIA, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC and CFE examinees.

Mario earned his degrees in B.S. Accountancy and Information Management from Adamson University and Asia Pacific College, respectively.


Dovell Bonnett


Access Smart

Dovell Bonnett has been creating computer security solutions for over 30 years. His passionate belief is that technology should work for humans and not the other way around. This principle has led him to create innovative solutions that protect businesses from cyber-attacks, free individual computer users from cumbersome security policies, and put IT administrators back in control of their networks.

He has spent most of his career solving business security needs, incorporating multiple applications onto single credentials using contact or contactless smartcards. The most famous example of his work is the ID badge currently carried by all Microsoft employees.

In 2005, he founded Access Smart LLC to provide logical access control solutions to businesses. His premiere product, Power LogOn, is an enterprise-based, IT centralized Identity Management solution that combines Multi-Factor Authentication, password management, and password wallet onto an existing employee's ID badge. Power LogOn is used by corporations, hospitals, educational institutions, police departments, government agencies, DoD, and more worldwide.

Dovell is a frequent speaker and sought-after consultant on the topic of passwords, cybersecurity, and building secure, affordable and appropriate computer authentication infrastructures. He literally wrote the book on password security with his recent book: Making Passwords Secure: How to Fix the Weakest Link in Cybersecurity and his new social media column The Guardians of the Gateway.


Dr. Tim Nedyalkov

Technology Information Security Officer

Commonwealth Bank

Dr. Tim Nedyalkov brings over 18 years of experience in IT and Cybersecurity across Europe, the USA, Australia, and the Middle East. He is a Technology Information Security Officer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Most recently, he established the cybersecurity practice for the $24 billion Riyadh Metro transport network, one of the largest public transport infrastructure projects in the world.

Dr. Nedyalkov holds a doctorate in Cybersecurity/Information Assurance. His certifications include C|CISO, CISSP, CCSP, CEH, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CDPSE, ISO 27001 LA, Security+, and Agile PM.

Dr. Nedyalkov is a frequent speaker and panellist at industry-leading conferences. In 2019, he was nominated for the Cybersecurity Professional of the Year Award by the Australian Information Security Association for outstanding leadership, integrity, mentoring, and coaching in the industry.


Nazima Ahmad

User experience designer


Nazima Ahmad is a designer and creative leader. She is passionate about adding value to people’s lives through design and helping businesses have a lasting impact. Her background is in design thinking, branding, creative marketing and user experience design. Nazima has worked with many start-ups and fortune 500 companies. She holds an MFA from Yale University and is recognized by AIGA, Adobe, Lynx and SCALE innovation awards. Currently she supports the design systems team at HP, is on the board of Design Forward Alliance and a Designer in Residence at UCSD.


Brian C Reed

Chief Mobility Officer


As Chief Mobility Officer, Brian Reed leads the mobile innovation and standards charge at NowSecure helping orgs deliver secure mobile apps faster. He brings decades of experience in mobile, apps, security, dev, testing and operations helping Fortune 2000 global customers, federal agencies and mobile innovators. Brian is a compelling storyteller, speaker and writer including AllDayDevOps, OWASP, DevOpsWorld, DevOps Days, RSA, Droidcon, Mobile World Congress, FS-ISAC, and more. Brian is a graduate of Duke University.


Andy Harris



In a long and distinguished career, including being Technical Director at Integralis, Andy has invented many leading-edge technologies including IP Network Translation Gateway, Print Symbiont Technologies for LANbased printers and Disaster Master, a technique of continuously updating a backup site with mirrored data. As one of the Co-Founders and CTO of MIMEsweeper, Andy was the creator of the world’s first content security solution which became the default product in its space. Andy went on to start WebBrick Systems which was one of the pioneering Home Automation technologies, also a forerunner to what we know as IOT devices today. As Engineering Director, Andy has created and patented several core components in the Osirium product family.


Jones Loflin

Speaker, Author


Jones Loftin has made it his life's work to deliver powerful ideas and practical solutions to individuals and organizations struggling with too much to do. His books are described as illuminating and his presentations as "unforgettable." In his 26 years as a speaker and trainer he has helped countless people make better choices with their time so they can thrive in their work and life

Jones' innovative solutions on leadership, change, and time management have attracted the attention of organizations around the world. His client list includes Federal Express, Wal-Mart, Choice Hotels, Toyota, Bridgestone, American Farm Bureau and State Farm as well as the United States military. His international clients include Gillette and Aramark Canada.

To expand the reach of his message, lones chose to become an author. Always Growing offers fresh strategies to lead whether you have been leading for two days or two decades. Juggling Elephants is a witty and profound parable about one man's search for a better way to get everything done. The book is available in the US and over 14 countries. He is also the author of Getting The Blue Ribbon, a unique story offering simple strategies to get better results. Getting to It is considered a field guide to accomplishing what is most important.

As a certified Co-Active coach for the past five years, Jones strives to help his clients move forward in ways that are important to them.

Jones believes the key to success is being passionate about certain things in life, including family, spiritual beliefs, career and relationships. One of his favorite quotes is by Zig Ziglar: "Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you can see farther.

Jones is grateful for every opportunity to work with individuals and organizations seeking better results. He lives in North Carolina with his wonderful wife Lisa and they have two perfect daughters


Dr. Lanre Phillips

Enterprise Sales Manager, Central Africa


Dr. Lanre Phillips is a seasoned professional whose experience has spanned over 25 years in the FMCG, Banking, Telecommunications and Information Technology industry. He is currently responsible for HP’s Education vertical in Central Africa. His passion for education has seen work with several business hubs, incubators and accelerators in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. He has an unusual passion for the growth of Small businesses through the development of human capacity and implementation of sound business strategies which translate into operational excellence.

His interest is rooted in the firm belief that people remain a key investment in every organization and his resolve is to add value to these organizations in the area of idea generation, process definition and remodeling with a view to ensuring favorable financial results and the attainment of key organizational goals. The goal is to enhance the value of the businesses and its ability to achieve set objectives.

He is on the faculty of several training organisations including the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) and has trained extensively on Business Strategy, Storytelling, Organisational Behaviour, Business Branding, Customer Service, Leadership, Sales Techniques and Entrepreneurship amongst others. A proficient member of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, Nigeria team, he has worked in different capacities on projects such as You WIN, World Bank’s Women X Programme and the Road to Growth by the Cherie Blaire Foundation.

Lanre has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the prestigious University of Ibadan, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and also an MSc Economics from the University of Jos. He obtained his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the Swiss Management Centre. Married with two children, He loves to Read, Play golf and Travel.


George Platsis

Senior Lead Technologist

Booz Allen Hamilton

George Platsis works with the private, public and nonprofit sectors to address their strategic, operational and training needs, focusing on projects related to business development, risk/crisis management, resilience, cyber and information security, and cultural relations. His primary focus is on human factor vulnerabilities related to cybersecurity, information security and data security by separating the network and information risk areas. Some of the issues he tackles include: business continuity, resilience strategies, social engineering, insider threats, psychological warfare, data manipulation and integrity, and information dominance. George is a Senior Lead Technologist for Proactive Incident Response & Crisis Management at Booz Allen Hamilton, an educator, author and a founding member of the #CyberAvengers. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and has graduate degrees in business administration, disaster and emergency management, law and cybersecurity. He has completed executive education in national/international security and cybersecurity at Harvard University, Syracuse University and the Canadian Forces College. The views expressed by this speaker are those of the speaker and not necessarily the views of Booz Allen Hamilton, its management, its subsidiaries, its affiliates or its other professionals.

Bob Fabien

Director of Information Security


For over two decades, Bob has worked in complex environments at the intersection of people, processes, and technology. With an outstanding record of successfully establishing globally recognized technology risk management and cybersecurity programs, he has been setting the vision, driving the strategy and governance framework, establishing effective policies and standards, and managing the cybersecurity risk and compliance functions within Higher Education, State and Federal Governments, the Department of Defense and Technology Industries.

Recognized within the information security community for knowledge, vision, leadership, and the collaborative nature of effectively approaching a constantly evolving and complex area of information security and risk management. Proven ability to establish positive internal and external C-level and boardroom relationships to effect significant change, drive a cybersecurity risk management strategy forward while enabling organization growth. Bob Fabien "BZ" Zinga is also a Senior Information Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, among the top 2% of 400,000+ employees worldwide.

Soon to be certified Life Coach by his Leadership Mentor John C. Maxwell, Bob is a firm believer in personal growth and professional development and is dedicated to continuous growth in the areas of Leadership, Technology, and Business.  Follow "BZ" on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobfabienzinga/


Kevin Eikenberry

Chief Potential Officer

The Kevin Eikenberry Group

Kevin Elkenberry is a recognized world expert on leadership development and learning and is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Elkenberry Group, and co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute. He has spent more than 30 years helping organizations across North America, and leaders from around the world, on leadership, learning, teams and teamwork, communication and more. He has twice been named by Inc.com as one of the top 100 Leadership and Management Experts in the World, and has been included other prestigious lists. He is the author, co-author or a contributing author to nearly 20 books, including best sellers Remarkable Leadership, From Bud to Boss-Secrets of the Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership (with Guy Harris), The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership, and The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected Whila Working Anywhere (both with Wayne Turmel). His blog is consistently ranked among the world's best and most read on leadership, and his Remarkable Leadership podcasts has been helping leaders around the world grow since July of 2016.


Fennel Aurora

Global Partner Product Advocate


Fennel Aurora works in the Consumer Cyber Security unit at F-Secure as their Global Partner Product Advocate, advocating internally on behalf of their 200+ service provider partners worldwide to help influence consumer product and R&D priorities. He was previously a coder at IntegratedFM (UK), a teacher at Daiichi University (Japan), and has held several key roles within StreamWIDE (France) including Director of R&D, Product Manager, and Solution Architect.

He regularly gives talks and interviews on cyber security, privacy, surveillance, and software topics including at Oxford University ('Applications of Kolmogorov Complexity'), EPITA University ('Industrialization of Malware Analysis'), Ericsson (‘Security Is Never Neutral’), ETIS (‘Are We Doing The Basics?’), and ENISA 13a Group (‘There Is No Security Without Privacy’).


Albert E. Whale

Founder & CEO

IT Security Solutions, Inc

Albert Whale, Sr. Security Mgr. Capgemini. Mr. Whale’s experience with network & Cybersecurity issues, as well as the techniques that the Hackers are employing, provides his clients with a unique understanding of the vulnerabilities, and techniques may be used to mitigate the issues. Applying these techniques and principles has aided his ability to Architect better solutions for organizations moving forward. Cybersecurity efforts are always an integration of efforts from all of the teams in the organization, Mr. Whale will discuss what organizations can do to implement Operational Cybersecurity.

Menny Barzilay



Menny Barzilay is an internationally known cyber security expert. He is a strategic advisor to leading enterprises around the world, as well as States and Governments and sits on the advisory board of several startup companies. Menny is the CEO of Cytactic , a cyber security and innovation services firm, catering enterprises and governments globally. Additionally, he is the CTO of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel-Aviv University. Menny also founded THINK:CYBER - a successful cyber security newsletter with subscribers from all around the world. Menny is a former CISO in the intelligence services of the Israeli Defense Force (Capt. Res.) and held several tech-related managerial positions in the largest Israeli banking group.


Rafay Baloch

Lead Security Researcher

Cyber Citadel

Rafay Baloch is an internationally renowned Cyber security expert, Ethical hacker, and evangelist. He is listed as `Top 25 threat seekers of 2014` and `The 15 Most Successful Ethical Hackers WorldWide` by SCmagazine for the issues he uncovered with Android. Checkmarkx has listed Rafay Baloch as `Top 5 Ethical Hackers Of World`.

With a focus on developing technological innovations to combat Cyber Crime, Rafay Baloch has a proven track record of discovering Critical Zero-Day Security Issues in a significant number of Web Applications and Browsers which have helped to protect the Privacy and Security of millions of users.

Techjuice has listed him as one of Pakistan's 25 high achievers under 25 years of age. Reflectiz, a cyber security company, released the list of "Top-21 Cybersecurity Experts You Must Follow on Twitter in 2021" recognizing Rafay Baloch as the top influencer.

Apart from this Rafay is also the Author of "Ethical Hacking And Pentesting Book". Rafay’s work has also been featured in many national/international magazines, newspapers and forums. These include websites such as SC magazine, Forbes, Yahoo news, Metasploit, threatpost etc. His research has been accepted at international conferences such Blackhat, SDPI, SecureBrasil etc.


Jakub Kałużny

Senior IT Security Consultant

SecuRing - More than security testing

Instant Threat Modeling video series author, trainer and consultant. Security generalist with hands-on experience in testing and securing high-risk applications across Poland and Australia in banking, airline, law and entertainment industry.


Adam Sbeta

Cyber Security Analyst

Cyber Crime Experts

Adam Sbeta is a Cyber Security Analyst and Speaker tracking down and analyzing virus and malicious behavior since his teenage years. After supporting clients for 18+ years, completing 100s of projects from Startups to Fortune 500 companies and completing his Masters of Engineering in Cybersecurity Policy & Compliance from George Washington University, Adam is dedicating his time to building best practices to the low hanging fruit to save our Nation and Internet by cutting cyber criminals’ income stream and take them out-of-business.


Jonathan Hard


H2L Solutions

Jonathan Hard is the CEO and President of H2L Solutions, Inc. (H2L). H2L specializes in Cyber & Information Assurance and provides Cyber Security solutions for government and commercial customers. Jonathan is a sought-after speaker in the field, and has presented to Infragard, ISACA, ASIS, NCMA, NCMS Regional Confer3ence and many other events on the subject of Safeguarding Covered Defense Information in compliance with DFARS 252.204-7012 clause.


Jonathan has been an information technology and security professional since 2008. Prior to founding H2L, Jonathan served as a Cyber Security Engineer in the Defense Industry. He also was in the Alabama National Guard for 12 years; during that time, he graduated from Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, Airborne Schook, and completed a tour in Iraq as an Infantry Officer.


Jonathan maintains active involvement in several community service organizations including a position on the Board of Directors of The Harris Home for Children, the Huntsville Association of Small Business in Advanced Technology (HASBAT), the Woman’s Business Center of North Alabama (WBCNA), and the American Cancer Society’s Summer Lights Gala Event. He received his degree in Business Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and continues to have a strong relationship with the University.


Dr. Dave Schippers

Chair of Information Technology Decision Sciences

Walsh College

Dr. David Schippers brings decades of industry skills and expertise in information technology, cybersecurity, and project management in the emerging digital ecosystem, impacting regional, national and international business operations nearing a billion dollars.

At Walsh, Dave pioneered the Adversarial Cybersecurity Tradecraft class, amplifying student technical skills, critical thinking, situational awareness and response capabilities in real time hostile cyber events.  Dave created the first national automotive cybersecurity program, garnering national and international attention.  Under Dave’s direction, Walsh Information Technology Decision Sciences team revitalized and expanded cutting edge business STEM programs including: data analytics, data science, cybersecurity, programming, STEM leadership and global project management.  

Representing Walsh, Dave has contributed research for Automation Alley’s 2021, 2020 and 2019 Technology Reports and Michigan’s National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Military Vehicle Industrial Committee (MVIC): Integrating Cyber Resiliency for Military Platform 2019. Dave’s speaking includes: Connected Vehicle 2020 Global Conference India, Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS) 2019, Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) Global Payments Conference 2019, National Cyber Summit 2019 Huntsville, Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) Global Summit 2018, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) 2018, Merit Member Conference 2018, Michigan Infragard Regional Conference 2017, and Enfuse Global Conference 2016.

Dave earned his Doctorate of Science in Cybersecurity from Capitol Technology University.  Dave’s doctoral research focused on source device authentication, assessing engineering and forensic authentication techniques.  He earned his MS in Information Systems Management and his undergraduate degree in Information Security and Intelligence with a concentration in digital forensics from Ferris State University. Additionally, Dave holds the CISSP certification and a professional investigator license in Michigan.


Dan Lohrmann

Chief Strategist & Chief Security Officer

Security Mentor, Inc.

Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist, keynote speaker and author.

During his distinguished career, Dan has served global organizations in the public and private sectors in a variety of executive leadership capacities, receiving numerous national awards including: CSO of the Year, Public Official of the Year and Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. In 2017, Dan was awarded the cybersecurity breakthrough CISO of the year for global security products and services companies.

Lohrmann led Michigan government’s cybersecurity and technology infrastructure teams from May 2002 – August 2014, including enterprise-wide Chief Security Officer (CSO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles in Michigan.

Dan currently serves as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Strategist for Security Mentor, Inc. Lohrmann is leading the development and implementation of Security Mentor’s industry-leading cyber training, consulting and workshops for end users, managers and executives in the public and private sectors. He has advised senior leaders at the White House, National Governor’s Association (NGA), National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), federal, state and local government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and non-profit institutions.

Dan has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, beginning his career with the National Security Agency. He worked for three years in England as a senior network engineer for Lockheed Martin (formerly Loral Aerospace) and for four years as a technical director for ManTech International in a US / UK military facility.

Lohrmann is the author of two books - Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web and BYOD For You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work. He has been a keynote speaker at global security and technology conferences from South Africa to Dubai and from Washington D.C. to Moscow.

Lohrmann holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science (CS) from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Bachelor's Degree in CS from Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Follow Dan on Twitter at: @govcso Dan’s award-winning blog: http://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/ CSO Magazine articles: http://www.csoonline.com/author/dan-lohrmann


Christian Taillon

Threat Response Engineer

Grand Canyon Education

Christian contributes to Grand Canyon Education's IT Security team as a Threat Response Engineer. His efforts focus primarily on improving the Security team's operational tools and capacity to efficiently detect and effectively respond to threats through work primarily relating to SIEM, EDR, NTA, and an evolving Threat Intelligence program.

He enjoys contributing to the larger community via various Threat Intelligence Content Development efforts and open-source projects. He leads Threat Exchanges as a Global Watch Center Handler for ACTRA and contributes to SPORTS-ISAO under the Cyber Resilience Institute as a Solutions Architect. When away from the keyboard, he enjoys camping, kayak, and hiking with his wife.


Michael Manrod

Chief Information Security Officer

Grand Canyon Education

Michael presently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for Grand Canyon Education, responsible for leading the security team and formulating the vision and strategy for protecting students, staff and information assets across the enterprise.  Previous experiences include serving as a threat prevention expert for Check Point and working as a consultant and analyst for other organizations.

He is also a co-author/contributor for the joint book project, Understanding New Security Threats published by Routledge in 2019, along with multiple articles/whitepapers.  When not working, he spends time playing video games with his kids, practicing martial arts and doing anything outdoors.   


Paul Lanois



Paul is a global privacy, data protection and information security professional and is an attorney admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia (DC-USA), New York (NY-USA) and the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). He received the Association of Corporate Counsel’s “Top 10 30-Somethings” 2018 award and won an award in the in-house category at The American Lawyer’s Transatlantic Legal Awards. He was named a “Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal and an “Innovative Corporate Counsel” by Law 360. He was also recognized as a leading lawyer in The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist. He has been recognized as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with concentrations in Asian law (CIPP/A), US law (CIPP/US), European law (CIPP/E) and Canadian law (CIPP/C).


Tamaghna Basu

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Tamaghna Basu, the CEO of DeTaSECURE.com, a research oriented company to bring innovation into cybersecurity. He has 16+ years of experience in cyber security domain and having certifications like OSCP, GCIH, RHCE, CEH, ECSA, Diploma in Cyber Law and Cyber Warfare, Cyber Forensic Investigations etc. He is an international speaker and trainer, presented in other security conferences like BLACK HAT USA, SHELLCON USA, OWASP USA, C0C0N, ISACA etc. His main areas of research include AI/ML, Web app security and network pen‐testing, exploit development, incident handling and cyber forensic.

Being a software developer earlier, he worked in java, .net, ruby etc. and various domains like finance, insurance, gaming etc. He has won multiple hacking challenges and hackathons in the industry around the world from MasterCard, PwC, InMobi, NULLCON, Govt. of India etc.

Tamaghna was one of the core members of NULL security community, he facilitated Chennai and Bangalore NULL Chapters, was a frequent speaker of NULL and OWASP meets, conducted multiple hacking workshops in NULL HUMLA, Bangalore. He also contributed to security magazines like Clubhack and ISACA journal. He has achieved various other certifications like Cyber Crime Investigation, Diploma in Cyber Law etc.


May Brooks Kempler



May Brooks began her cybersecurity career in 2003 as an officer in the IDF. Since then, she has been a consultant and CISO focusing on GRC, Risk Management, secured architecture, security awareness and more. In 2017 she founded Helena – a Security firm focusing on the human factor – building awareness campaigns, training and education. May is an international lecturer, public speaker and commentator. She serves as president of the Israeli (ISC)2 chapter, as well as being an authorized (ISC)2 CISSP and HCISPP instructor.


Donald Allen

#1 Bestselling Author


Donald Allen is multiple times Amazon.com bestselling author and cybersecurity evangelist.

It is his mission to help people realize how awful things can get if they don’t respect the power of the digital world. And that’s why he works hard every day to help people master the art of cyber-hygiene, so they can stay out of the hacker’s reach.

Donald Allen did more than 50 interviews (and counting) with the battle-tested, most erudite, and fascinating cybersecurity experts who protected companies like Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Gartner, HBO, Bank of America, PepsiCo, United Nations, Xerox, UNICEF, Walmart, AIG, DHL, Verizon, Airbus Group, KPMG, Ernst & Young, PwC, Deloitte… the list goes on.

Insights he discovers he shares in his free cybersecurity newsletter at dacybersecurity.com.


Evgeniy Kharam

VP, Solution architecture division

Herjavec Group

Evgeniy Kharam is a VP of the solution architecture division at Herjavec Group. In his current role at HerjavecGroup , Evgeniy designs optimum security solutions for clients by taking into account both their current infrastructure and future needs. Evgeniy also started the Security Architecture podcast in 2020 to give back to communities and help companies improve cybersecurity architecture


Patrick Mana

Cyber-security Project Manager


Patrick MANA is the EUROCONTROL Cyber Security Program Manager and EATM-CERT Manager (European Air Traffic Management Computer Emergency Response Team).

He has spent his entire career working in air traffic management (ATM). He started 34 years ago working with Thales on aviation software development and project/product management. In 1999, he joined EUROCONTROL, where he led the safety a sessment activities. He chaired and contributed to international working groups to develop safety related standards. In 2008, he moved to the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU), where he was the Head of the development framework and SIU Programme Manager for all transverse activities including security for six years.

PS: EUROCONTROL is a pan-European, civil-military organisation dedicated to supporting European aviation. It is an inter-governmental organisation composed of 41 Member States plus 2 Comprehensive Agreements States




Steven Sim


ISACA Singapore

Steven Sim has worked for 23 years in the cybersecurity field with large end-user enterprises and critical infrastructures, undertaken global CISO role, driven security governance and management initiatives and headed incident response, security architecture, technology and operations at local, regional and global levels.

He currently leads Global Cybersecurity Incident Response and oversees CSIRTs in business units. He also leads the Group IT Security CoE and Technology Scanning to franchise best practices to business units and has also driven cyber initiatives, developed standards, managed threats, researched vulnerabilities and promoted awareness.

Always keen to give back to the community, he also volunteers at the ISACA Singapore Chapter as the President, chairs the OT-ISAC Executive Committee and holds a Masters in Computing, CCISO, CGEIT, CRISC, CISM, CISA, CDPSE, CISSP as well as technical certifications GICSP, GREM, GCIH and GPPA. He is an APMG-accredited trainer for ISACA's core certifications and a member of both the Microsoft APAC CISO Council and Fortinet Executive Cyber Exchange (ECE).

He regularly shares his thoughts on cyber risk and security, lectures on an adjunct basis at National University of Singapore Institute of System Sciences, speaks and panels at both international and local conferences and published articles. He is recognised in the Peerlyst 29 Highly Influential CISOs list, a Singapore SkillsFuture Fellow and a Professional (Leaders) Finalist in Singapore’s Cybersecurity Awards 2018.

Key areas of expertise and experience lie with IT Security Governance, Risk Optimisation, Compliance, Security Assessment, Incident Management, Training, Awareness. Planned and oversee deployment of solutions enabling business for large IT enterprises and critical OT infrastructure with focus on Internet of Logistics TM, CP 4.0 TM, Supply Chain 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems


Mirko Ross



Mirko Ross, born 1972, is an internationally recognized, Entrepreneur, expert, speaker, publicist and researcher in the field of Cyber Security and the Internet of Things. At the age of 14, he began investigating vulnerabilities in IT systems. Instead of a career as a hacker, he decided to found during his studies his first company digital worx, focusing on Internet software development and eCommerce. Mirko is a member of the Expert Group on Internet Security of Things of the European Cyber Security Agency ENISA and advises the EU Commission as an expert. He is also active in international committees and research projects in the field of B2B business, cyber security and blockchain technologies: KATANA (b2b Commerce in Food supply chains) MITASSIST (ehealth wearable), IoTCrawler (secure search in IoT assests, i4Sec secure IoT applications for industry). Mirko is still closely associated with the positive hacker attitude and maker movement and promotes non-profit projects in the field of Open Data and IT education. In 2018 he founded a new company, asvin.io, with the aim of increasing cyber security in the Internet of Things and providing software solutions for this purpose. Mirko is living in the Countryside and works in Stuttgart.


Bryson Bort

CEO and Founder


Bryson is the Founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next generation attack emulation platform, and GRIMM, a cybersecurity consultancy, and Co-Founder of the ICS Village, a non-profit advancing awareness of industrial control system security. He is a Senior Fellow for Cybersecurity and National Security at R Street and the National Security Institute and an Advisor to the Army Cyber Institute. As a U.S. Army Officer, he served as a Battle Captain and Brigade Engineering Officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before leaving the Army as a Captain. He was recognized as one of the Top 50 in Cyber in 2020 by Business Insider.

Bryson received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He holds a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Management from the University of Maryland, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and completed graduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas.


Dana Mantilia


Identity Protection Planning

Most organizations hold the IT department responsible for educating the non-technical and clerical staff. They typically result in once a year training program that the employees dread.

For years cyber security has become a bigger and bigger problem. Companies continue to throw more and more money at the problem and nothing is improving

Dana takes a completely different approach. She teaches employees how to protect themselves, their families and their homes. This brings cyber security awareness to the forefront of those employees hought process. The employees then bring cyber security awareness to work. This helps to create a culture within the organization where everyone is proactively thinking about how they can protect the company in addition to themselves and their families.

She speaks to people in layman's terms so that everyone can comprehend, digest and retain the information to better protect against ID theft and cyber crimes.


Vanessa Redman

Lead Cyber Threat Intel Analyst

Credit One Bank

Vanessa Redman is a Cyber Scenario Developer and Strategy Consultant in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has proudly been playing with computers since getting a used Commodore VIC-20 in the late 1980s and loves learning about new things. Before working on scenarios to better train security teams, Vanessa worked as a Red Team Tech Lead, and has taught lessons on a variety of cybersecurity topics, including vulnerability management, adversary tactics, and threat intelligence. She loves playing the devil’s advocate, and is always looking for assumptions to disprove. She is currently studying Algorithmic and Behavioral Game Theory for use in Cyber Strategy (both offensive and defensive) and has presented her findings so far at conferences for BSidesLV, The Diana Initiative, Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), and Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS). You can also find her in the upcoming book 97 Things Every Information Security Professional Should Know being published by O’Reilly Media in September 2021. You can follow her on Twitter at @RedmanCyber.


Julie Alleyn



Founder of Pegasus Evo-Lution Inc., Julie helps professional leaders grow and become more effective faster. Julie is an accredited coach ACC trained with the International Coaching Federation and focuses on Leadership Success. Julie has helped hundreds of leaders reach their goals, advance their career, and become better managers.

More recently she has researched and integrated simple well-being and self-care techniques in her leadership coaching having seen the need in her clients.

Julie has accumulated over 25 years of experience working as a Human Resources Professional CHRL, Manager, and Management Coach. Julie completed her studies BASc in Industrial Relations at Université de Montréal and has also attended Université de Sherbrooke where she has partially completed her MBA.

As a coach and HR consultant, Julie prides herself in supporting businesses leaders by honoring their uniqueness and empower them to reach the results they strive for.

You can reach Julie here: Julie.alleyn@pegasusevolution.com


Roger A Grimes

Data-Driven Defense Evangelist


Roger A. Grimes, CPA, CISSP, CEH, MCSE, CISA, CISM, CNE, is the author of 12 books and over 1100 national magazine articles on computer security, specializing in host security and preventing hacker and malware attacks. Roger is a frequent speaker at national computer security conferences and was the weekly security columnist at InfoWorld and CSO magazines between 2005 - 2019. He has worked at some of the world’s largest computer security companies, including, Foundstone, McAfee, and Microsoft. Roger is frequently interviewed and quoted in the media including Newsweek, CNN, NPR, and WSJ. His presentations are fast-paced and filled with useful facts and recommendation.


Chloe Messdaghi

Award-winning Security & Tech Changemaker

Stand Out In Tech

Chloé Messdaghi is a changemaker who focuses on innovating tech and information security sectors to meet today and tomorrow demands. For over 10 years, she has accelerated startups through solutions that empower organizations and people to stand out from the crowd. Her work has earned her many distinctions, including being listed as one of the Business Insider’s 50 Power Players of Cybersecurity, a SC Magazine honoree, Cybersecurity Advocate of the Year, and Cybersecurity Women of the Year by Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

Chloé is a trusted source for national and sector reporters and editors, as well as her research, op-eds, and commentary have been featured in numerous outlets, from Forbes and Business Insider to Bloomberg, and TechRepublic. She is a seasoned public speaker at major conferences, conventions, forums, and corporate events organized by industry associations and Fortune 500 companies. She serves or has served on several advisory groups, boards of directors, and nonprofit boards of trustees.

Outside of her work, she is the co-founder of Hacking is NOT a Crime and We Open Tech. She holds a Master of Science from The University of Edinburgh, and a BA in International Relations from University of California, Davis, as well as executive education certificates from Wharton and Cornell.

Learn more: https://www.standoutintech.com


Dr. Wendy Ng

Cloud Security Architect Lead


Wendy is OneWeb's Cloud Security Architect Lead and SME. She defined the strategy for Experian's global DevSecOps transformation initiative. With a background in infrastructure and cloud security, she is a thought leader with over 60 articles. Wendy honed her technical consulting skills from experiences in several industries, including aerospace, healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, transport logistics, and critical national infrastructure. She started her career as a technical consultant at Cisco, before experiences at PwC and Deloitte. A trained medical and data scientist, with practical experience in statistics, machine learning, and AI algorithms. Wendy completed her doctoral studies at the University of Oxford in medical genetics and has contributed to the scientific community through peer-reviewed publications.


Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag


Spearhead management

Founder and CEO of Spearhead Management, Executive Consultant, Business Coach and Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Author, and award-winning content creator for Cyber Security, Leadership and Agile Business Management.


With a background and promotions in Applied Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Operations Management, Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag learned the tricks of the trade in leadership as a young officer. Leading by example gets a different dimension when you are literally out in the field, and these handson lessons continue to be the foundation of the work of Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag.

Focusing on the optimal collaboration between human potential and technology, by developing the needed mindset and skill set in organizations, is the core of the consulting, coaching, and training portfolio.

This can be in Cyber Security, where the human factor has a significant higher impact than all the technology combined. Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 can only succeed when the organization is driving technology and transition. Agile and Agility require an organization that is ready and willing to adept, with the right mindset and skillset to accept challenges as they come.

Developing a sustainable society without technology appears impossible in our highly connected and technology driven world. That said, we must drastically improve the sustainability of design, production, and usage of technology. “Because we can” and “because it is possible” are not valid strategies for technology, because it is sustainable and contributes to a sustainable society are the only valid product and service strategies. By design!

After promoting in Applied Information Technology, the mother of Digital Transformation, and leading a fast-growing software company, it was clear to me that technology evolves significantly faster than we enable people. Since then, I focus on the Human Element in Digital Transformation and enable people and organizations to become Human Centric technology leaders.


Dr. Philippe De Ryck

Web Security Expert, Founder

Pragmatic Web Security

Philippe De Ryck helps developers protect companies through better web security. His Ph.D. in web security from KU Leuven lies at the basis of his exceptional knowledge of the security landscape. As the founder of Pragmatic Web Security, Philippe delivers security training and security consulting to companies worldwide. His online course platform allows anyone to learn complex security topics at their own pace. Philippe is a Google Developer Expert and an Auth0 Ambassador/Expert for his community contributions on the security of web applications and APIs.


Dr. Calvin Nobles

Department Chair and Associate Professor

Information Technology and Management, College of Computing, Illinois Institute of Technology

Dr. Nobles is a cybersecurity professional and human factors engineer that focuses on the intersectionality of cyber and human behavior with more than 25 years of experience. He is the Department Chair and Associate Professor for Information Technology and Management at Illinois Institute of Technology. Previously, he worked at Wells Fargo as a Vice President supporting Identity Access Management. He recently completed a Cybersecurity Policy Fellowship with the New America Think Tank in Washington, DC.

Curtis Wick

Senior Manager Product Planning

Kyocera International

Curtis is responsible for Product Planning at Kyocera International, Inc. and brings many years of experience in engineering management in the Wireless Industry from companies such as Sony, LG and  Cricket (Leap) Wireless.


He has been with Kyocera for over two years and offers broad knowledge in innovative technology research and alignment with customer requirements to define products and services to achieve the Kyocera Total Mobility solution. Coupling Kyocera rugged devices, mobile software applications and targeted accessories to meet or exceed enterprise customer needs. He is also well versed in industry standards (3GPP) compliance and regulatory requirements.

Prior to Kyocera, Curtis has over 30 years of combined experience from Radio Repair services (LMR & Cellular), Test Engineering, Research and Development.  He established and operated an independent service company, managed OEM engineering teams supporting multiple carriers as well as leading a Tier 2 carrier device acceptance engineering team.


Filipi Pires

Principal Security Engineer and Security Researcher

I’m part of the Staff team of DEFCON Group São Paulo-Brazil, International Speakers in Security and New technologies events in many countries such as US, Canada, Germany, Poland and others, I’ve been served as University Professor in Graduation and MBA courses at brazilian colleges, in addition, I'm Creator and Instructor of the Course Malware Attack Types with Kill Chain Methodology (PentestMagazine) and Malware Analysis - Fundamentals (HackerSec Company).


Sami Laiho

Senior Technical Fellow, MVP


Sami Laiho is one of the world's leading professionals in the Windows OS and Security. Sami has been working with and teaching OS troubleshooting, management, and security since 2001. Sami's session was evaluated as the best session in TechEd North America, Europe and Australia in 2014, and Nordic Infrastructure Conference in 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020.

At Ignite 2018 Sami's sessions were ranked as #1 and #2 out of 1708 sessions!! This was the first time in the history of the conference that anyone has been able to do this!

Sami is also an author at PluralSight and the conference chair of the TechMentor conference


Dr Erdal Ozkaya

Chief Cybersecurity Strategist | CISO


Dr Erdal Ozkaya is known as a passionate, solutions-focused professional with a comprehensive global background within the information technology, information security, and cyber security fields.

He is committed to the delivery of accurate, accessible resources to inform individuals and organizations of cybersecurity and privacy matters in the internet age.

Dr Erdal is a collaborative team leader with the key areas of his expertise spanning end-to-end IT solutions, management, communications, and innovation.

In addition, he is a well-known public speaker, an award-winning technical expert, a book author, and writer of certifications (courseware and exams) for prestigious organizations such as Microsoft, EC Council, and other expert-level vendors. Some of his recent awards are:

2021: Best CISO for Banking and Financial Sector CIO Online & IDC : Top 50 Technology Leaders, Security Magazine Top CISO, Tycoon Success Magazine, Most Powerful 10 Middle East Businessman EC Council CEH Hall of Fame 2020: Khaleej Times "CISO Power List" , Cybersecurity Legend by GEC Media Group, "Super Hero CISO", by Enterprise IT Top CISO by Security ME Magazine 2019: CISO Mag " Hall of Fame" and Cybersecurity Influencer of the year , Microsoft Regional Director 2018 : NATO Center of Excellence Award 2017: Microsoft Platinum Club (employee of the year ), Security Professional of the year


Ken Munro

Security writer & speaker, CVE board member

Pen Test Partners

Ken Munro is Partner and Founder of Pen Test Partners LLP, a firm of ethical hackers. He regularly blogs on everything from maritime security to hacking cars and the Internet of Things. This has gained him notoriety among the national press, leading to regular appearances on BBC TV and BBC News online as well as the broadsheet press. He is also a member of the Internet of Things Security Foundation executive steering board and spoke out on IoT security design flaws at the forum’s inaugural event.


He also writes for various newspapers and industry magazines in an effort to get beyond the unhelpful scaremongering put about by many security vendors. Ken has become a voice for reform and legislative change in the largely unregulated IoT, briefing UK and US government departments as well as being involved with various EU consumer councils.


Sergey Chubarov

Cloud Architecture and Security Trainer. Microsoft MVP


Sergey Chubarov is a Security and Cloud Expert, Instructor with 15+ years experience on Microsoft technologies. His day-to-day job is to help companies securely embrace cloud technologies. He has certifications and recognitions such as Microsoft MVP: Microsoft Azure, Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Experienced Penetration Tester (OSEP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCT Regional Lead, EC Council CEH, CPENT, CEI, CREST CPSA, CRT and more. Frequent speaker on local and international conferences. Prefers live demos and cyberattacks simulations.


Jorge Mario Ochoa

Global Security Operations Center Manager

Millicom (Tigo)

Co-Author of the Book The CISO Mentor, Member of the (ISC)² Chapters Advisory Committee, Recognized in 2,017 as the Senior Information Security Professional of America by (ISC) ² in the Information Security Leadership Awards, the same year he was also recognized by the Most Innovative Cybersecurity Project by the EC Council at the Global CISO Forum.

President of the IoT Security Institute Guatemala Chapter, Vice President of the (ISC) ² Guatemala Chapter, and Cybersecurity Academy Director at Panamerican Business School.

Bachelor in Telecommunications with 7 master's degrees (Organizational Leadership, MBA, Project Management, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning, Talent Management, Data Science and Data Analysis) Doctorate in Human Dynamics and Mental Health (thesis under review), with studies in the MIT in Big Data and Cybersecurity.

He has more than 35 international certifications, including C|CISO, CISSP, CISM, CISA, ISO 27001, and ISO 22301 Lead Auditor, Scrum Master, ITIL, Cobit, Lean Six Sigma, and Design Thinking.

He has lectured in America, Asia, and Europe. Writer for global magazines such as CISO Magazine, Infosecurity Professional Magazine, Pentest Magazine, and Haking9 Magazine.


Madhu Maganti

Cybersecurity Leader, Trusted Advisor

ABIP CPAs & Advisors

Madhu Maganti, CPA, CISA is a partner at ABIP, P.C. and has over 18 years’ experience in Cybersecurity and other IT advisory services including IT strategy and planning, business process improvement and IT compliance assessments, and more. Madhu leads the firm’s Cybersecurity & Technology Services group. Madhu’s experience is with mid to large size firms across a variety of industries including technology, healthcare, energy and finance.


Bradley Chambers

Podcaster, Writer


Bradley Chambers is a prominent freelance writer and podcaster. He primarily contributes articles on popular news websites like 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, and Electrek. Apart from writing, Bradley serves as an IT Director at Brainerd Baptist School. As a Director of Information Technology, he oversees all technological processing, which includes wired and wireless network infrastructure, end user devices and printers. IoT, machine learning, and AI are his major areas of interests. At Brainerd, he is responsible for managing Apple devices with mobile device management integrations. When not indulged in his scholarly chores, Bradley enjoys following his favorite sports teams - Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons (football teams) and Atlanta Braves (baseball team).


Thiago Bolognez

Director of Business Development


Thiago is the Director of Business Development at MobileXtra, focusing on building and supporting new partnerships across Canada. He works closely with national Mobile carriers, partners and resellers to enable their salesforce to promote MobileXtra’s services.

Throughout his 15 years spent in the telecom industry, a good part of it was dedicated to supporting and managing B2B sales in different Canadian markets. As a certified Sales trainer and coach, he positions himself as his clients’ own intrapreneur to help them solve challenges and achieve their growth goals.

Apart from being passionate about technology, he will not miss an opportunity to connect with SMB owners and join in on a brainstorming session!


Mishaal K

vCISO / Security Practice Lead


Mishaal has been breaking and – thankfully – rebuilding computers for as long as he can remember. As a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CCIE R&S, Security Practitioner, and Certified Social Engineer Pentester, Khan offers insight into the often murky world of cybersecurity. Khan brings a multinational perspective to the business security posture, and he has consulted with SMBs, schools, government institutions, and global enterprises, seeking to spread awareness in security, privacy, and open source intelligence.


Chris Johnson

Technology Director

Mount Pleasant Community School District

Chris Johnson is a Cybersecurity Compliance Strategist and Director of Technology for Mount Pleasant Community School District. Chris is responsible for leading the Cybersecurity Leadership and ensuring that technology for students and staff are appropriate and well protected. As a former MSP that focused on SMB to Mid-Market clients who struggled with regulatory compliance it is a perfect fit.

A thought leader in his industry, Johnson is the Ex-Officio chairperson of the CompTIA Security Community and an active CompTIA Ambassador. In these roles, he champions the abilities of managed services providers seeking to develop a book of business that focuses on cybersecurity. His work focuses on the knowledge transfer that must occur for an MSP to transition to MSSP. This "group within a group of MSPs is a thriving community of practice because of Johnson's day-to-day involvement, his insights and support and his real-world experience earned in the trenches as he assists MSPs across the United States. Check out his podcast MSP 1337 if you would like hear some raw conversations about cybersecurity.

Specialties: Regulatory Compliance, Policy and Procedure management, EMR/PM and other Business line application Integration, small provider workflow strategies, branding and web identity, network architecture and security, emphasis on providing outsourced IT and Security services.


Joshua Smith

Senior Sales Engineer


Successful Enterprise Sales Engineer building on past roles as a network administrator, web developer, MSP owner, and vendor SE. My experience has allowed me to build and sell technology solutions as both a reseller and a vendor. Having been on both sides of the business transaction provides me with insight on how to be successful from either position.

During my time in the SMB IT channel I was active in the community where I’ve given talks and interviews on best practices surrounding security and leveraging vendors to protect clients. In the enterprise space I’ve presented to CISOs, CIOs, CTOs, and large university security teams to win deals.


Vigi Varghese

Business Development Manager


Vigi Varghese is a Business Development Manager representing ETXApps across the MEA and APAC region. As BDM, she is passionate in sharing knowledge and onboarding clients on Enterprise Mobility and Unified Endpoint Management. She also is a good communicator on latest technologies and the need for Digitalisation and adoption of best practices to ensure productivity and reduce downtime.

In her current role she leads strategic partnerships with key players within the IT security and Mobility strategy advising diverse clientele base on solutions with focus on securing the enterprise, IoT, Applications and Remote engagement focusing on service delivery. Her passion has lead to many organisations adopt EMM/UEM enhancing user experience while resolving dynamic challenges on day to day basis.

Vigi graduated with Masters in International Industrial Relations from Manchester University in the UK and holds a BA Honours in Internation Travel & Tourism Management from Derby, Uinted Kingdom.


Mike Robbins

Speaker, Author, Podcaster

Mike Robbins

Mike Robbins is the author of five books, including Bring Your Whole Self to Work and, his latest, We’re All in This Together.

He’s a thought-leader, executive coach, and sought-after motivational speaker who works with Fortune 500 companies, pro sports organizations, government agencies, and people of all kinds throughout the world.

Mike lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and some of his clients include Google, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, State Farm, Airbnb, Citibank, LinkedIn, Roche, the NBA, eBay, Schwab, Adobe, and many others.

He and his work have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, and O Magazine, as well as on ABC News and NPR. He’s a regular contributor to Forbes, hosts a weekly podcast, and his books have been translated into fifteen different languages.


Chuck Davis


Caveat Labs

Chuck Davis is a cyber security veteran with more than 25 years of experience working in the cybersecurity field. Mr. Davis is a true technologist. He holds 7 US Patents, 3 Patents-Pending, and he has co-authored two books. He is an ISSA senior member and former board member and former ISSA chapter president.

He has held the positions of Senior Director of Cybersecurity, Executive Security Architect, Manager of Global Cyberdefense and Global Security Operations Manager at various companies. As a public speaker, Mr. Davis has presented at more than 100 conferences and events and been interviewed on TV, radio, print and online publications on the topic of cybersecurity for more than two decades and managed intrusion detection for the September 11th relief fund telethon (tributetoheroes.org). In addition to his work as a cyber security professional, Mr. Davis is an educator. He has taught undergraduate and graduate students at three universities and is currently working as an adjunct professor of Computer Science at the University of Denver, teaching master’s degree courses in Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensics. He also manages a cybersecurity blog called, Between The Hacks. Most recently, Mr. Davis was recognized by Security magazine as one of the Top Cybersecurity Leaders for 2021.


Vern Olson

Senior Account Manager

Kyocera International

Vern is responsible for Enterprise Sales at Kyocera International, Inc. and brings years of experience from the Wireless Industry including companies such as Inseego, formerly known as Novatel Wireless.


He has been with Kyocera for over three years and offers broad knowledge in determining the Total Kyocera Mobility solution; a Kyocera rugged handset, combined with a mobile software application and complementary accessory addressing challenges faced by enterprise customers. He is also extensively versed in Channel Sales Execution, Channel Sales Management, and Multi-Channel Sales for enterprise customers.


Prior to Kyocera, Vern has over 28 years of combined experience from Technology Sales, Sales Management and Channel Sales and has also managed large Field Sales Teams supporting multiple Tier 1 Carriers, Big Box Retailers, and MVNO’s.


Barrie Kirk

Executive Director


Barrie Kirk, a well-known keynote speaker, broadcaster, and consultant on the subject of CAVs, is the Executive Director of CAVCOE (formerly the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence). He has worked in the technology industries in Canada, the U.K., and the U.S., including senior management positions in Ottawa-area companies. Barrie averages about 40 speaking engagements a year. He speaks at public and private conferences with a wide variety of audiences including smart cities, transportation, transit, technology, logistics, vehicle fleet operators, insurance, Internet of Things, real estate, municipal government, parking, police, unmanned systems, and heavy equipment.


He has been on numerous TV and radio programs, including multiple appearances on CBC TV’s The National, CTV’s live, nationwide morning show, and CBC Radio’s phonein program Ontario Today. He has done many other live interviews with Canadian, UK and US radio stations. Barrie has been interviewed about CAVs and has written on the subject for numerous print and on-line articles. Barrie’s op-ed pieces have been published by the Globe and Mail and the Ottawa Citizen.