Resident CISO , Proofpoint
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SVP, APJ Sales, Proofpoint
Dir. of Enterprise Security, Workday
VP and CISO, United Airlines
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Chairman & CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises
Congressman John M. Katko was first elected to represent the 24th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2014. He was re-elected for a fourth term in November 2020. The 24th Congressional District includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties and the western portion of Oswego County.
A Camillus, NY native, John left his 20-year career as a federal prosecutor to run for public office because he believes Central New York deserves strong, independent leadership in Washington.
In Congress, John serves as Ranking Member on the House Committee on Homeland Security and as a member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure.
Patrick D. Gaul is the Executive Director of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on driving the national dialogue on technology security in the United States.
Patrick has had a distinguished career with an exceptional record of management performance and achievements in building corporate value. Patrick has extensive international experience and has developed strong multicultural abilities through working, living, and traveling around the globe – including the Middle East, the Far East, Western and Eastern Europe and North America. He is an industry leader and subject matter expert in technology products and services, proficient in all aspects of the Internet.
Patrick began his career in the technology industry in 1976 after nine years in the United States Marine Corps where he was awarded several commendations including National Defense Service Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon and a Purple Heart for his service in the Republic of South Vietnam. Mr. Gaul then spent nearly twenty-six years with AT&T and Infonet Services Corporation across the globe including assignments in Japan, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium before returning to the USA in late 2003 to head up an Atlanta-based web-hosting and interactive marketing firm.
For the past decade, Mr. Gaul has served as a private consultant working with start-ups and smaller companies across several industries including Customer Intelligence, Market Research, Software Quality Assurance and Cybersecurity. Throughout his career, he has held senior positions in sales, marketing, and channel management.
Mr. Gaul attended the Executive MBA Program at the Edinburgh Graduate School of Business from 1999 to 2002. He served on the Board of Directors of the Technology Association of Georgia for 9 years, was the Chair in 2014 and the Vice Chair in 2013. He is married to Kathryn Gaul, who he met during his time in the UK. Kathryn is a Principal at the Atlanta Ballet. They have three children and two grandchildren and live in Atlanta.
VP, Marketing EMEA, Proofpoint
Ashan Willy was appointed CEO in March of 2022. Prior to that he led Product Management, Engineering and Threat Research for the Proofpoint Security Products and Services Group. He also previously led Global Systems Engineering, Customer Success and Renewals for Proofpoint.
Mr. Willy brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in engineering, product management, worldwide strategy and planning in global markets to his role. Prior to Proofpoint, he led teams at Webex, Juniper, Polycom and Cisco. Mr. Willy holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University in California and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. He also holds a CCIE, among other industry designations.
SVP, EMEA Sales, Proofpoint
Manager, Product Marketing, Proofpoint
EVP, Cybersecurity Strategy, Proofpoint
With 20 years of experience in the information security industry, Mr. Kalember currently leads cybersecurity strategy for Proofpoint and is a sought-out expert for leadership and commentary on breaches and best practices. His global team of security experts ensures that Proofpoint’s customers have consistent insight into the attacks that target their people and the best defenses they can implement to mitigate them.
Mr. Kalember joined Proofpoint from WatchDox where he served as chief product officer, leading the development of pioneering data-centric security solutions through to the company’s acquisition. Previously, Ryan ran solutions across HP’s portfolio of security products, was director of product strategy at ArcSight, and held a variety of positions at VeriSign, including EMEA regional manager and senior product manager. Early in his career, Ryan was a security practitioner, helping build many leading security organizations and security operations centers (SOCs) around the world. He received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, where he studied fault tolerance, cryptography, and authentication algorithms.
Throughout his career, Ryan has provided cybersecurity counsel to global government delegations including Jordan, North Macedonia, Peru, and Spain, and is a board member of the US National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity Technical Advisory Board. As a result, he is a go-to source for breaking security news, regularly providing insight to Sky News, CBS This Morning, BBC News, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Radio, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, NBC Nightly News, USA Today, WIRED, Vox, and The Economist.
BJ Fogg, PhD, is a behavior scientist at Stanford, where he directs research and innovation at the Behavior Design Lab. He also teaches his models and methods in graduate seminars. On the industry side, BJ trains innovators to use his methods so they can create solutions that influence behavior. The focus areas include health, sustainability, financial wellbeing, learning, productivity, and engagement.
BJ created a new method of habit formation called Tiny Habits®. Using his online platform and email, he has personally coached over 60,000 people in creating habits.
Fortune Magazine named BJ a “New Guru You Should Know” for his insights about mobile and social networks. He is an inventor on 12 U.S. patents.
Find out more in his New York Times best seller, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything.
GRC Lead, Coreteva
Information Security Risk Analyst, National Children’s Hospital
Katie Whitt is a GSEC certified Security Analyst at one of the top children’s hospitals in the US. For the last 7 years she has been at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, progressing from Service Desk Analyst, where she won Mid-West Ohio Analyst of the Year, to her current role as a Security Analyst, where she is involved in IT GRC and information security. Katie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ball State University and a Master of Science in Marketing from Franklin University. Katie is especially proud of the development of the phishing training program at NCH, where she was able to use her background in customer support, training, and ITIL knowledge management to bring a customer-centric approach to the development of her organization’s phishing program as it evolves to match the challenges of the changing threat landscape.
CISO, Grand Canyon Education
Princess Young is a Senior Analyst at Southwest Airlines, where she directs cybersecurity awareness, training, and education efforts company-wide to 60,000 employees. She loves to educate and empower employees in creative ways so they can recognize and combat relevant threats facing the organization regardless of their position, department, or title. She is also a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach for the Southwest Airlines Technology Department. Prior to Southwest, she led national cybersecurity awareness efforts at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She received her MBA in Information Assurance from Idaho State University and currently resides in Dallas, Texas.
Cyber Security Awareness Program Manager, SMBC Bank
Tom O’Connor is an experienced Executive Coach and Learning & Development Professional and is currently the Cyber Security Awareness Program Manager at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation for both the Americas and EMEA regions. He is a committed and creative minded learning professional dedicated to empowering and educating others to succeed amidst modern day opportunities and challenges.