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Wes Bush
Northrop Grumman Corporation – Chairman, CEO & President
Wes Bush is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leader in global security. Bush was named chief executive officer and president in January 2010, and elected to the company’s Board of Directors in 2009. He assumed the role of chairman in July 2011.

Bush previously served as the president and chief operating officer of the company. Before that, he served as the corporate vice president and chief financial officer, and, earlier, as the president of the company’s Space Technology sector. Prior to the acquisition of TRW by Northrop Grumman, he had served since 2001 as president and chief executive officer for TRW’s UK-based global Aeronautical Systems. Bush joined TRW in 1987 as a systems engineer, and served in engineering, program management and business development roles in TRW’s Space & Electronics business. Prior to joining TRW, he held engineering positions with both the Aerospace Corporation and Comsat Labs.

Amit Yoran
RSA – President
Amit Yoran is responsible for developing RSA’s strategic vision and operational execution across the business. He was previously the Senior Vice President of Products at RSA, where he provided leadership for RSA’s product development and product management organizations.

Amit founded and served as the CEO of NetWitness, the market-leading network forensic product provider, which was acquired by RSA in 2011. In 2003 and 2004, he was the founding director of the US-CERT program. Prior to that role, Amit was co-founder and CEO of market-leading managed security services provider Riptech, which was acquired by Symantec in 2002, and where he subsequently served as Vice President of Worldwide Managed Security Services.

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Wes Bush
Northrop Grumman Corporation – Chairman, CEO & President
Amit Yoran
RSA – President

Additional Speakers

Linus Barloon, Director of Cybersecurity, Office of the Sergeant at Arms, U.S. Senate
Linus Barloon II is an experienced program management executive and cybersecurity and information systems leader with more than 14 years of proven results in cyber assurance, remotely deployed information security and secure communications infrastructure initiatives across the military and civilian landscape. Retired from the U.S. Air Force after 24 years of service, Barloon works as the director of cybersecurity, Office of the Sergeant at Arms, U.S. Senate, to provide proactive, predictive and adaptive cybersecurity services for the 100 Senators and the 40 committees they support across 470 stateside locations. As a thought leader in cybersecurity, Barloon is highly regarded for his expertise in applying cybersecurity, cryptography, engineering and IT solutions to business needs. Prior to the Senate, Barloon led all efforts to protect, detect, react and recover from cyber threats for networks supporting the White House Military Office. He revolutionized the White House Communications Agency’s cyber program by consolidating operations and staff from four directorates into a single organization for real-time cyber-analysis and defense.
Tony Barnett, Director of Sales, Assured Enterprises Inc.
Tony Barnett is a director of sales for Assured Enterprises Inc., a Cybersecurity 500 listed company delivering advanced cybersecurity technology and headquartered in Austin, Texas. Barnett has over 20 years in the information technology industry going back to the early 1980’s when he started as a salesman for Commodore 64 computers. Barnett is a former CTO in the financial services industry with experience as manager and director in the retail, hospitality, IT and software industries. Barnett currently serves on the government contractor committees for the Greater Reston Chamber and Dulles Regional Chamber and is the former vice president of the Tysons Regional Chamber where he conceived and executed the first three Tysons Cybersecurity Summits. For over five years he has been the vice president of the Mosby Woods Recreation Association and the managing director of the LinkedIn networking groups of DC Connections which has a combined membership of over 250,000.
Matt Bigge, Crosslink Capital
Matt Bigge joined Crosslink in 2016 and focuses on venture investments in enterprise IT, security and infrastructure. Bigge is an entrepreneur and investor with over 14 years of successful general management and multi-stage venture investing experience. He carries a strong track record of investing in leading-edge technology companies including CloudShield (SAIC), Narus (Boeing) and ArcSight (HP). He was also an early investor and chairman of MeshNetworks (Motorola). Prior to Crosslink, he was a venture partner with Paladin Capital. He was the CEO and co-founder of Strategic Social Holdings (acquired by Constellis Group). He was also co-founder and president of MILCOM Technologies. He is a lecturer in the areas of information operations. Bigge previously served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry officer and Ranger in the 10th Mountain Division.
Craig Bowman Vice President, Verizon Cloud and Cyber Security - Advanced Solutions Division Verizon
Craig Bowman is vice president of Verizon’s Cloud and Cyber Security – Advanced Solutions Division; providing strategy and engineering support for secure cloud initiatives in the public sector. Bowman speaks internationally on the subject of cyber security and has briefed congressional offices, senators, Olympic committees and international defense leaders. Prior to Verizon, he led the Defense and International Security Division of Adobe Systems. In that capacity, he helped to engineer secure content delivery systems for the most rugged security environments. Previously, Bowman was a software cyber security engineer for the defense and national security industry.
Dr. Charles Clancy, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of Hume Center for National Security and Technology, Virginia Tech
Dr. Charles Clancy is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech and director of the Hume Center for National Security and Technology. Prior to joining Virginia Tech in 2010, he served as a senior researcher at the Laboratory for Telecommunications Sciences, a defense research lab at the University of Maryland, where he led research programs in software-defined and cognitive radio. Dr. Clancy received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. He is a senior member of the IEEE and has over 150 peer-reviewed technical publications.
Carrie Cordero, Principal, The Law Office of Carrie Cordero, PLLC
Carrie Cordero owns a law and advisory practice focusing on national security law, homeland security law and related privacy, cybersecurity and data protection issues. She is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she previously served as director of National Security Studies. Her government service includes counsel to the assistant attorney general for national security; senior associate general counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; attorney advisor in the Department of Justice; and special assistant United States Attorney.  Cordero has been featured on television; in print and radio; and published op-eds in <em>Wall Street Journal</em> and <em>New York Times</em>. She is an elected director of the Bar Association of D.C. Follow her on Twitter @carriecordero.
Karen S. Evans, National Director, US Cyber Challenge (USCC)
Karen S. Evans is national director for the US Cyber Challenge, the nationwide talent search and skills development program focused specifically on the cyber workforce. She is also an independent consultant in the areas of leadership, management and strategic use of information technology. She retired after nearly 28 years of federal government service with responsibilities ranging from a GS-2 to presidential appointee as the administrator for E-Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget. She oversaw the federal IT budget of nearly $71 billion which included implementation of IT throughout the federal government. Prior to administrator, Evans was chief information officer for the Department of Energy and director, Information Resources Management Division, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice. She currently serves as director on the boards of NIC, Inc; Center for Internet Security; the Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy; and outside manager for Accenture Federal Services.
Robert J. Fecteau, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, SAIC
Bob Fecteau is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for SAIC, where he focuses on the efficiency and effectiveness of enterprise IT operations in support of both internal business needs and customer support processes. Prior to joining SAIC, Fecteau served as the CIO of BAE Systems’ Intelligence and Security sector and as CIO, United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). In 2001, he was selected for the Department of Defense’s Chief Information Officer Award for Outstanding Achievement in Information Management. As an Army officer he served a variety of roles with the intelligence branch including, Army System Integration Management Officer (SIMO) for Army Intelligence; Intelligence Systems Architect for automated systems; Tactical Intelligence Officer; Human Intelligence Officer; and Company Commander. Fecteau also serves the technical community as an executive board member of <em>CIO Magazine’s</em> CIO Executive Council and a judge for their annual One’s To Watch program.
Brian Finch, Partner, Pillsbury
Brian Finch is a partner in Pillsbury’s public policy practice in Washington, D.C. Named by Washingtonian as one of the top 40 federal lobbyists under the age of 40, Finch is a recognized authority on global security, cybersecurity and intelligence policies. He specializes in regulatory affairs involving Department of Homeland Security, Congress and Department of Defense. Finch is a leading authority on the SAFETY Act, a federal statute that can provide liability protection to companies following a terrorist or cyber-attack. He is a senior advisor to the Homeland Security and Defense Council, serves on the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security’s advisory board and lectures at The George Washington University Law School. Finch has a cyber security blog on The Huffington Post, a cyber security column on Fox Business’ website and appears regularly on cable news as a security expert.
Mark A. Frantz, Co-founder, BlueDelta Capital Partners
Mark Frantz is co-founder of BlueDelta Capital Partners, a growth capital firm focused on the U.S. federal government technology (GovTech) marketplace. Frantz serves on the board of directors or advisory board for numerous privately-held growth companies and nonprofit organizations, as well as on the Board of Directors for CSRA. Frantz has served as managing general partner of In-Q-Tel; principal with Carlyle Venture Partners; partner at RedShift Ventures; associate to the senior chairman at Alex. Brown; economic and technology policy advisor to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge; and associate director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs under President George H. W. Bush.
Anup Ghosh, Founder and CEO, Invincea
Anup Ghosh, Ph.D., is founder and CEO at Invincea. Prior to founding Invincea, he was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he created and managed an extensive portfolio of cybersecurity programs. He has previously held roles as chief scientist in the Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University and as vice president of research at Cigital, Inc. Ghosh has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in cybersecurity journals. He is a frequent on-air contributor to CNN, CNBC, NPR and Bloomberg. A number of major media outlets carry his commentaries on cybersecurity issues including the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, <em>New York Times</em>, <em>Forbes</em>, <em>Associated Press</em>, <em>Fox News</em> and <em>USA Today</em>.
Scott Godwin, General Manager, National Security Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Scott Godwin currently serves as general manager in the National Security Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Godwin leads multiple programs with a diverse collection of scientific, engineering, research & development, and operational expertise in cybersecurity and analytics. He and his teams deliver leading edge solutions in national security, energy delivery and other critical infrastructure applications. Godwin also serves as the senior technical advisor and deputy to the Department of Energy chief information officer. Before joining PNNL in 2009, Godwin spent 15 years at Microsoft Corporation in a variety of roles. As managing director he led Microsoft’s Worldwide Business Operations function and oversaw the operations of venture integration, business development and execution of product and service strategy initiatives. He also helped implement Microsoft’s approach to competitive and regulatory pressures including the Consent Decree with the Department of Justice.
Richard Gordon, Managing Partner, MACH37
Rick Gordon is an expert on security technology, business strategy and early-stage venture development. Gordon is managing partner of MACH37, the premier accelerator for cybersecurity entrepreneurs and startups. Prior to this role, Gordon served as vice president of product management at KEYW Corporation; COO of Lookingglass Cyber Solutions; managing director at The Civitas Group; and CEO of Tovaris, a specialized encryption software company. Gordon also served on the founding Board of Directors of Invincea. He has worked with senior private sector and government officials to solve key security challenges, evaluated emerging growth security companies for investment and served as a frequent contributor and speaker on such issues as security innovation and investing, cloud security and Internet threat intelligence. Gordon also served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.
Chris Hamm, Director, GSA Assisted Acquisition Service, FEDSIM
Chris Hamm is the director for GSA FEDSIM, an assisted acquisition and project management organization. Hamm’s organization manages several billion in information technology and professional service contracts. He has 17 years of experience managing complex acquisitions and project delivery. Hamm serves as GSA’s acquisition innovation advocate and was recognized as one of the “FED100” by Federal Computer Week.  Chris is on the executive committee of ACT, advisory council of AFCEA, and is a board member of AFFIRM. Hamm is a Harrisburg, PA native. He attended Elon University in North Carolina and has a Master’s from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Edward Hammersla, Chief Strategy Officer and President, Federal Division, Forcepoint
Ed Hammersla serves as chief strategy officer for Forcepoint and president of the company’s Federal Division. Previously, he served as president of Raytheon Cyber Products. With more than 40 years of experience, Hammersla has demonstrated unique success in the application of new technologies to solve operational and security problems in commercial and government organizations. He played a key role in the development and bringing to market of a trusted version of Linux that evolved into Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), the world’s first commercially available mainstream Linux operating system evaluated under the internationally-recognized Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCEVS) with an Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) and Protection Profiles (PPs) that qualify it as a “trusted” operating system. Prior to Raytheon Cyber Products, Hammersla held leadership positions with Trusted Computer Solutions, Sterling Software, Informix Federal and NEC. He has also worked in the venture capital community as CEO of multiple startups and investor and adviser for other companies.
Rick Howard, CSO, Palo Alto Networks
Rick Howard is CSO at Palo Alto Networks where he is responsible for the company’s internal security program, the oversight of the Palo Alto Networks Threat Intelligence Team and the development of thought leadership for the cybersecurity community. His prior jobs include CISO at TASC; general manager at iDefense; and SOC director at Counterpane. Howard served in the U.S. Army for 23 years and spent the last two years of his career running the Army’s CERT. Howard holds a Master of Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School and an engineering degree from the U.S. Military Academy. He taught computer science at the Military Academy and contributed as an executive editor to two books: <em>Cyber Fraud: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures</em> and <em>Cyber Security Essentials</em>.
Jack Huffard, President, COO & Co-Founder, Tenable Network Security
Jack Huffard is president and chief operating officer of Tenable Network Security, where he is responsible for driving all global revenue growth and leading Tenable’s corporate strategy and organizational growth. Before co-founding Tenable, Huffard was director of corporate development for Enterasys Networks, where he was involved with the acquisitions of Network Security Wizards and Indus River Networks. Before joining Enterasys, Huffard held various management and sales positions at John Hancock and Marriott. He received the 2013 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for defense and security, together with Ron Gula and Renaud Deraison. Huffard currently serves on the Washington & Lee University Entrepreneurial Advisory Board and the SunTrust Bank Greater Washington Advisory Board.
Brigadier General William Jacobs, USA Ret., Chief, Federal Sector, Assured Enterprises, Inc.
Brigadier General William Jacobs served as an industry senior executive and Department of Defense (DOD) flag officer experienced in Pentagon intelligence portfolio management, cybersecurity, information assurance, strategy, aerospace and compartmented special operations. Jacobs is currently with Assured Enterprises, Inc., an industry-leading cybersecurity company with patent-pending cyber capabilities vetted by the DOD, the Intelligence Community, NIST and Fortune 2000 companies. Supporting the U.S. Government, Jacobs works with senior DOD and Intelligence Community principals and continues to make a difference on behalf of U.S. citizens’ rights to privacy and financial security. With deep experience at Joint Special Operations Command and the Pentagon, Jacobs is a leading change agent at the highest levels of government and industry.
Sunil James, Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners
Sunil James invests in information security, developer platforms and cloud infrastructure at Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). James draws on 15 years of product and engineering experience in large-scale infrastructure-as-a-service, software and hardware networking, and information security. He is a board observer for Bastille, Endgame, Kandou, Illusive Networks, Nominum, Reputation.com, Smule and Team8. Prior to BVP, James led product management for Google Cloud Platform’s networking division. Previously, he was a senior product manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he launched Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, Amazon VM Import and AWS Direct Connect. Prior to AWS, he was director of product management at Mandiant, where he oversaw the overall product strategy of Mandiant Intelligent Response (MIR).
Stefan Jansen, Managing Director, Co-Head of Technology & Services, Raymond James
Stefan Jansen joined Raymond James in 2001 after leading the communications and technology group at Wachovia Securities, Inc. (WSI). He previously served as head of mergers and acquisitions for WSI and Interstate/Johnson. Before joining WSI in 1996, Jansen worked with Citibank’s mergers and acquisitions group in Frankfurt, Germany, where he specialized in cross-border transactions involving multinational companies based primarily in North America and Europe. He previously worked with Commerzbank AG both in Frankfurt and Los Angeles in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance roles. Jansen earned a Bachelor of Science with honors in business administration from the College of Charleston and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where he was named a Fuqua Scholar.
Sean Joyce, Principal, PwC
Sean Joyce is a principal in PwC’s Advisory Practice, where he is part of PwC’s Global Cyber Strategy Team and leads the Financial Crimes Unit. Joyce delivers expertise to C-suites and boards grappling with increasingly complex financial threats. Prior to PwC, Joyce had over 26 years of FBI service in such roles as FBI deputy director; National Security Branch executive assistant director; and assistant director of the FBI’s International Operations Division. He is a recipient of Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, CIA Director’s Award, DIA’s Director Award, FBI Meritorious Service Medal and Presidential Rank Award—the nation’s highest civil service award.
Joseph Kelly, Vice President, Federal Sector Operations, Assured Enterprises, Inc.
Joseph Kelly is vice president of Federal Sector Operations for Assured Enterprises, Inc. and previously served as the acting-CIO for the U.S. Government’s Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board. He is a recognized expert on the intersection of technology, policy and strategy – with deep expertise in the changing cybersecurity landscape. Kelly has spent the last ten years advising executive leaders in government and industry on the strategic implications of emerging technology, cyberspace operations, global influence and international governance regimes. Kelly has also served as acting-CIO and senior technical adviser for the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and in the Department of Defense (DoD) as deputy director for cyber capabilities, chief of cyber intelligence and as the head of the Information Operations policy and plans.
Jay Leek, Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Blackstone
Jay Leek, CISM, CISA, CISSP, has been managing director and the chief information security officer for Blackstone since 2012. He oversees the Blackstone Portfolio Company Information Risk & Security Community. Prior to joining Blackstone, Leek established, built and headed up global information risk and security programs for Equifax and Nokia. Over the past 20 years, he has also worked as a product manager as well as a consultant to numerous telecom companies, government agencies and financial institutions, assisting them with business development, strategic planning and architectural design required to meet their information risk and security objectives. He currently serves as a board director for Optiv Security, RedOwl Analytics, CyberGRX and the NY Metro ISSA Chapter.
Dr. Kevin M. McGuire, Ph.D, CIO, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD)
Dr. Kevin McGuire is a technology visionary who thrives on solving complex problems. Dr. McGuire is an industry-recognized cybersecurity expert with over 25 years of hands-on experience. His career is highlighted on helping organizations establish effective cybersecurity programs through a combination of technology, process and cultural initiatives. Dr. McGuire has been involved in many organizations from startups, to Fortune 500 companies, in such roles as CISO, CTO and CIO. He has won numerous awards and has applied for several patents in the areas of technology and cybersecurity. Dr. McGuire is currently working with the U.S. Navy as CIO for NSWCCD and is responsible for all aspects of cybersecurity, information assurance, and certification and accreditation. Dr. McGuire has a master’s degree in computer science from Hofstra University and a Doctorate from the University of Maryland with a concentration in cybersecurity.
Connie M. Pilot, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Inova Health System
Connie Pilot is executive vice president and chief information officer for Inova, one of the largest healthcare systems in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Pilot has been instrumental in leading Inova’s technology services division into the future of healthcare.  She oversees all aspects of technology, including IT applications, change and quality management, information security, enterprise architecture, service delivery and informatics. She also leads the technology functions of Inova’s telemedicine and clinical engineering departments. Prior to Inova, Pilot served as vice president, chief technology officer and chief information security officer for Florida Blue; capping off a 15-year tenure at this Jacksonville-based health plan insurer. Currently, Pilot serves on the Healthcare Informatics Special Advisory Board at George Mason University and the Cybersecurity Task Force for the Virginia Hospital Association.
Stephen Rice, CIO and Assistant Administrator for Information Technology, Transportation Security Administration
Stephen Rice is assistant administrator for information technology at the Transportation security Administration (TSA). Prior to this role, Rice served as deputy chief information officer and deputy assistant administrator for more than four years. Since joining TSA in 2002, he has played a significant role in the initial deployment of IT services and network connectivity to airport and field locations nationwide. With an annual budget of nearly $400 million, Rice is responsible for developing and managing central policies for all of TSA’s IT requirements, developing and implementing IT initiatives across the agency, and managing and overseeing an effective security architecture that protects TSA’s information systems and networks from internal and external threats. Rice laid the foundation for his current career at TSA through his nearly decade of service at the U.S. Secret Service in both intelligence and technical roles.
Dr. George Roelke, Innovation Area Lead for Cybersecurity, MITRE
Dr. George Roelke is MITRE’s innovation area lead for cybersecurity. In this role, he directs MITRE’s internal research and development program for cybersecurity. He defines the research vision and strategy and oversees budgets and projects. Prior to joining MITRE, Dr. Roelke was a program manager for DARPA, where he led several Science & Technology (S&T) programs in cybersecurity, including defining approaches, authoring Broad Agency Announcements, evaluating proposals and briefing DARPA’s cyber and electronic warfare S&T strategy to senior leaders. Dr. Roelke earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Science in Computer Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology-Graduate School of Engineering & Management. He earned his Bachelor of Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Ron Ross, Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Ron Ross is a Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where he leads the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) Implementation Project. He also leads the Joint Task Force, an interagency partnership with the Department of Defense, the Office of the Director National Intelligence, the U.S. Intelligence Community and the Committee on National Security Systems that developed the Unified Information Security Framework for the federal government and its contractors. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. Ross served in many leadership positions during his 20 year Army career.
Trevor H. Rudolph, Chief, Cyber and National Security Unit, Office of the U.S. Chief Information Officer Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Trevor H. Rudolph is the chief of OMB’s Cyber and National Security Unit, OMB’s first-ever dedicated team tasked with strengthening federal cybersecurity through data‐driven oversight and strategic policy implementation. In this role, Rudolph is responsible for advising the federal chief information officer and White House leadership on federal cybersecurity policy, performance and threats. Rudolph and his team led the successful White House 30‐Day Cybersecurity Sprint, produced the federal government’s Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP) and architected the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP).
Mark Ryland, Chief Architect, World Wide Public Sector Team, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Mark Ryland is the technology leader for Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector (WWPS) team. Ryland leads a team of solutions architects and professional services engineers who provide AWS technical evangelism, architectural guidance, knowledge transfer and cloud implementation services to government and education customers. Ryland is an expert in distributed systems, networking, cybersecurity, and identity and access management. He has more than 25 years of technology experience, beginning with Microsoft Federal Systems as senior architectural engineer. In the late 1990s, he started and ran the first standards organization at Microsoft until 2000. He also served as CTO of two start-ups and as vice president and Washington D.C. director of a Seattle-based policy group. He re-joined Microsoft in 2008 as national standards officer and later principal program manager, before joining AWS in 2011.
David Schaefer, President and CEO, AHT Insurance
David Schaefer is the leader of AHT’s technology and government contractor insurance practice groups. Under his leadership, AHT has achieved national recognition for its technology and management liability insurance programs. He led the development of AHT’s proprietary D&O loss prevention program, Ensuring Integrity, which has been instrumental in helping clients minimize price increases on these policies. Schaefer is also a founding member and past chair of TechAssure, the first nonprofit organization for risk management professionals in technology products and services.
Faraz Shafiq, Associate Managing Director, Global IoT Practice, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Faraz Shafiq is the global IoT practice leader responsible for Verizon’s enterprise IoT (Internet of Things) strategy, analytics and enablement. His key responsibilities include leading the long-term IoT portfolio strategy, analytics, customer experience, professional services and IoT go-to-market. Shafiq joined Verizon with more than 14 years of progressive experience in technology strategy, engineering, advance analytics, professional services and product management. He also serves as an executive advisor to 5G-Map in Poland and serves on the board of a Silicon Valley based machine learning startup. Previously, Shafiq was the lead for AT&T IoT product development and management. Shafiq also teaches data science and strategy as well as applied innovation as a part time instructor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Gregory Shannon, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Strategy, White House Office of Science and Technology, Policy National Security & International Affairs
Dr. Greg Shannon is the chief scientist for the CERT Division at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute, expanding cybersecurity research, advancing national and international research agendas and promoting data-driven science for cybersecurity. Dr. Shannon currently is on part-time detail to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy as the assistant director for cybersecurity strategy. He has testified before Congress on cybersecurity, science for security, critical infrastructure, resilience and cyber threats. Dr. Shannon received a bachelor’s in computer science from Iowa State University. He earned his master’s and doctorate in computer sciences at Purdue University on a fellowship from the Packard Foundation. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a senior member of IEEE.
Teresa Shea, Executive Vice President, Director of Cyber Reboot, In-Q-Tel
Teresa Shea is executive vice president, director of cyber reboot at In-Q-Tel, where she focuses on improving the state cyber security. Shea joined IQT after her career with the National Security Agency, where she served in numerous key positions including as the director of signals intelligence. She is the recipient of several honors including the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and two Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards. Shea is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology (BSEE) and Johns Hopkins University (MSEE).
Sunil Seshadri, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Visa, Inc.
Sunil Seshadri is a senior vice president and chief information security officer of Visa, Inc. He leads the information security and business continuity functions, including all cybersecurity efforts. He has over 20 years of leadership, strategy, technical, operational and risk management experience in the financial services and technology industry, with senior technology management positions at ICE and NYSE Euronext.  Over the last decade, Seshadri served as CISO of ICE Group, CISO of the New York Stock Exchange and managing director of information security at Archipelago. Seshadri is a proven technology and risk management executive experienced in assessing, strategizing, designing, building and operating largescale and cutting-edge security platforms and programs in high pressure environments.
Michael B. Smith, Executive Director, Office of Selective Acquisitions, Department of Homeland Security
Michael Smith is executive director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Selective Acquisitions (OSA) within the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) where he leads the execution of classified and sensitive acquisitions for several DHS customers across the headquarters and component organizations. He has over 30 years of experience in Federal procurement and acquisitions. Previously, Smith served as DHS director of strategic sourcing where he was responsible for achieving savings of over $2.5 billion by helping consolidate and unify requirements across DHS. He also served as associate director for strategic initiatives in the Information Technology Acquisition Center; director of the Enterprise Solutions Office; and as program manager for the DHS’ $48 Billion EAGLE and FirstSource acquisition programs. Smith started his public service career as a U. S. Marine and is a retired officer in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Marc Spitler, Senior Manager, Verizon Security Research, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Marc Spitler is senior manager of the Verizon Security Research team, whose mission is to collect, analyze and distribute data to measure and manage information risk. He is also involved in the continued development of the Verizon Enterprise Risk and Incident Sharing (VERIS) framework, which aims to better define security incidents. Prior to Verizon, Spitler worked for Cybertrust (acquired by Verizon in 2006) as part of the governance, risk and compliance team. Previously, Spitler served as a network engineer at F5 Networks. He holds several industry certifications, including CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), and is a member of the Washington, D.C. chapter of Infragard.
Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner, Paladin Capital Group
Michael Steed is founder and managing partner of Paladin Capital Group and serves as chairman of the Paladin Cyber Fund and Paladin III Investment Committees. Paladin’s Cyber Fund is focused on investments in companies with cyber enablement, monitoring and management, security technologies and products and services which target the protection of critical infrastructure by achieving digital/cyber resilience and security. Prior to forming Paladin, Steed was senior vice president of investments of a major Washington, D.C. financial services company and president of its SEC-registered investment advisory firm. From 1981 to 1985, Steed served as special counsel to the chairman and as national director of the Democratic Party of the United States of America (DNC). Steed serves on the Board of Trustees of Loyola Marymount University and was recently appointed chairman of Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT).
Samuel Sanders Visner, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cybersecurity and Resilience, ICF
Samuel Sanders Visner is senior vice president and general manager, cybersecurity and resilience, at ICF International. Visner also serves as co-chair of the cyber R&D taskforce of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and as co-chair of the cyber committee of the Professional Services Council. He is an adjunct professor of science and technology in international affairs at Georgetown University, where he teaches on cybersecurity policy, operations and technology. He served previously as vice president and general manager at CSC Global Cybersecurity; senior vice president at SAIC; and chief of signals intelligence programs at the National Security Agency, from which he received the Agency’s highest award for civilian service.
Susan Wilson, Director, Cyber Solutions Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions Division, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Susan Wilson is director of Cyber Solutions, an operating unit within the Cyber & Intelligence Mission Solutions division of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. She is responsible for the delivery of mission-critical cyber solutions to customers in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as well as several customers in the intelligence community.  Wilson has more than 30 years of experience in the global security, aerospace and defense industry. Most recently, Wilson was the director of business development for the Cyber division, a role in which she was responsible for identifying, qualifying and capturing new business consistent with division strategy and objectives. Previously, Wilson was the director of Defense Security Solutions, an operating unit within the Cyber division and director of homeland security-related operating units of Northrop Grumman. Wilson joined Northrop Grumman as an engineer working Navy surface combat systems.
John B. Wood, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Telos Corporation
As CEO of Telos Corporation, John Wood orchestrates the company’s support of corporations and governments worldwide in the critical areas of cybersecurity, secure mobility and identity. Prior to joining Telos in 1992, Wood worked on Wall Street. He was appointed by executive order by Gov. McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Cyber Security Commission. He is founding chairman of the Loudoun County CEO Cabinet and was chairman of Loudoun County’s Economic Development Commission. Wood was chairman of the Board of Directors for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and served on the Board of Project Rebirth. He is currently serves on the Northern Virginia Technology Council and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Boards.
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