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Sean Callaghan
Information Protection & Privacy Specialist ANZ, Proofpoint
Sean is an Enterprise Senior SE, ANZ focused on Information Protection & Privacy. He has a broad history as an IT Director and a vCIO within an MSP across a range of industries including finance, legal, government, transport and insurance. Sean is passionate about blending IT, risk management and business strategy. Leveraging these skills, he is focused on helping customers deliver platforms and security programs that map directly to business goals.
Jasmine Wu
Director Product Marketing, Proofpoint
Jasmine Wu is the Director of Product Marketing at Proofpoint. She has 12+ years of experience providing thought leadership and advisory in the emerging technologies and compliance space, including digital transformation and risk protection, cloud collaboration management, and data governance.
Chris Ard

CISO, Newmont

Chris Ard is the head of the Cybersecurity group at Newmont Corporation where he started in September of 2019. Prior to this he spent 20 years at Microsoft in various Security roles that included Forensic training, Incident Response and Proactive Security deliveries. He helped build and define the initial customer facing Incident Response practice. This allowed him to participate in and assist Fortune 500 companies and smaller organizations as they dealt with significant breaches, including many that were disclosed publicly. Before moving to Newmont he spent 2 years as the Director of Incident Response. Chris recently moved to Denver with his wife and 4 children. He enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking, skiing, hiking and camping.
Arin Tufts
Sr. Security Analyst, Newmont
Arin Tufts has been in IT for going on 10 years now, with the past 6 focusing on security. He holds certifications from Cisco, VMware, and CompTIA. Much of his experience has been project based, implementing security tools and then turning them over to Security Operations teams. Arin’s current position allows him the opportunity to use the tools that are put in place to ensure the security of the organization.
Brett Shaw
Sr. Manager Product Marketing, Proofpoint
Brett Shaw is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager, educating our customers and staff on current threat landscape trends and security best practices. Brett has 10 years of experience helping IT professionals develop best practices with new technologies and keep pace with the evolving landscape.

Brett earned his M.B.A from Weber State University.”
John Tziortzis
Director of Cyber Security and Enterprise Systems, Centennial College
John is Director, Cyber Security and Enterprise Systems at Centennial College, which includes Cyber Security, IT Infrastructure, Application Development, and Decision Support & Reporting. His prior roles include leading cyber security programs and teams at President’s Choice Financial and the Government of Ontario. John has experience in resource management, project management, cloud delivery, enterprise architecture, and other fun stuff you’d expect from a few years in the industry. John holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA focused in IT Management and Innovation. There are also some industry certifications in the mix, but none worth mentioning.
Mike Olden
Principal Professional Services Consultant, Proofpoint
Mike is a Principal Consultant within the Professional Services organization focusing primarily on architecture and design engagements, customized solutions, product augmentation, SIEM integration, and internal tooling. Mike has worked with Proofpoint for 7+ years and was previously was Lead Systems Engineer for Exchange and Active Directory at a Department of Defense installation.
Mike Beninda
Principal Professional Services Consultant, Proofpoint

Michael is a Principal Consultant within the Professional Services organization primarily focusing on Customer Satisfaction and Customer Workshops. Michael also specializes in Architectural Design and Pre-Sales assistance. Michael has been with Proofpoint for 6+ years and previously was a customer for almost 5 years specializing in Exchange, Active Directory and Proofpoint.

Darren Lee

EVP and GM Compliance and Digital Risk, Proofpoint

Mr. Lee is responsible for Proofpoint’s Compliance and Digital Risk Business Unit and is Proofpoint’s executive owner for our global Financial Services segment and Proofpoint’s Machine Learning investments. Under Mr. Lee’s leadership, Proofpoint has dramatically grown its presence in Financial Services and the Compliance segment by ongoing investment in a portfolio of products including Archiving, Supervision, eDiscovery, Digital Risk, and Machine Learning. Before joining Proofpoint, Mr. Lee served as the Founder and CEO of NextPage, a leading provider of Information Governance solutions. Having founded multiple startup companies, Mr. Lee has vast experience in defining markets, creating products, executing acquisitions, and driving revenue to build viable businesses. Mr. Lee holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from BYU.

Rick Dales
VP Compliance and Archiving, Proofpoint
Rick Dales is VP of Product Management for Archiving and Compliance solutions at Proofpoint. He joined as part of the acquisition of Fortiva, with over 20 years experience in product management and development. Previously, Mr. Dales was the Director of Product Management and Marketing at PlateSpin. He also held senior positions at DoubleClick, FloNetwork and Symantec. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Dave Ely

Director Product Management, Proofpoint

Dave leads Proofpoint’s Product Management teams for E-Discovery, Supervision, Personal Archive and Content Capture solutions. He has been with Proofpoint for over 4 years and works closely with customers across multiple verticals to help drive product strategy and define new product features.
Maria Ringer

Vice President, Wells Fargo

Maria Ringer has been with Wells Fargo for eight years, focused on educating and enabling Wealth & Investment Management (WIM) employees on social media, specifically LinkedIn. This includes managing the Interactive Social Media Program – a program that allows 10,000+ client-facing employees across WIM, such as Financial Advisors and Wealth Advisors, to use social media to communicate with clients and prospects.
Mike Stacy

Director Global Cloud and Information Protection, Proofpoint

Mike Stacy is the Global Director of Cloud & Information Protection at Proofpoint, where he leads our customer-facing teams on modern cloud and information protection solutions and strategies. Prior to this role Mike led a global team focused on areas including cloud security/SASE, enterprise DLP, email fraud defense, SOAR, browser isolation, and security awareness training. Prior to joining Proofpoint Mike held numerous consulting, technical sales, product strategy, and leadership roles at both large and small technology companies. Over the course of his career Mike he has worked with some of the world’s largest companies and government agencies to drive innovation across a variety of technology disciplines including security, messaging, networking, and collaboration.
Sima Patel
Director of Digital Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch
Sima Patel is a director in the Wealth Management Digital Strategy group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Her work focuses on bringing digital capabilities to over 15K financial advisors to help them better connect, engage, and serve clients in today’s always ‘on and noisy’ world. She launched the advisor social media program in 2012 and has grown it to more than 10K users since. She has also helped redesign advisor and team websites and has introduced both desktop and immersive video conferencing solutions to the field. All her contributions led her to be featured on Forbes for “10 Women Driving Growth in Wealth Management and Investing”. She graduated from Rutgers University with a major in Finance and a minor in Political Science. Outside of work, Sima mentors high school students as part of the Minds Matter program and enjoys cooking (not baking).
John Pepe

Resident Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer, Proofpoint

John Pepe is Proofpoint’s Resident Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer at Proofpoint Archiving and Compliance where he helps customers solve legal, compliance and regulatory challenges using industry best practices and the latest analytics tools. John holds a Law Degree with a concentration in Corporate and Securities Law from Rutgers Law School and holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 4 Principal registrations. Prior to joining Proofpoint, John was a financial services compliance officer and is still very active as an industry advisor to asset managers, banks, and brokerages.
Dan Rapp
Director Product Management, Proofpoint
As VP of Machine Learning, Dan is applying Data Science in innovative ways to improve Proofpoint’s products and help solve customers’ problems in Information Security, Protection and Compliance. With an extensive background in R&D, big data, large scale computing and science, Rapp has held a number of leadership positions prior to joining Proofpoint including CTO at Vivint Solar and VP of Research at FamilySearch. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from BYU. Outside of work, he enjoys travel, cooking and running.
Shawn Aquino
Sr. Manager Product Marketing, Proofpoint
Shawn Aquino is a Senior Product Marketing Manager with primary focus on Proofpoint Enterprise Archive, E-Discovery Analytics, Intelligent Supervision and NexusAI for Compliance. Prior to Proofpoint, he held senior product marketing and product management roles at Pure Storage, Veritas Technologies, Symantec, Commvault and HP. Shawn earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management (Marketing Concentration) from San Jose State University.
Davin Stilson
Sales Engineering Manager, Proofpoint
30 years of technical experience in selling and systems administration. Current focus is to assist organizations in understanding and implementing solutions that are value-driven to provide maximal benefit to the purchasing organization.
Sara Lints
Sr. Manager Professional Services, Proofpoint
Sara is a Senior Manager of Proofpoint Professional Services driving customer engagement and success across all Archiving and Compliance customers. Sara joined Proofpoint in 2015 and has held multiple roles in Sales, People Centric Security business, and Technical Project Management while supporting enterprise customers. Sara’s focus has been driving customer success through transformation, technology adoption and change management. Prior to her career in hi-tech, Sara spent a number of years as teacher for special needs kids, an experience that she brings to bear in her current role.
Ray McGrath
Manager, Professional Services, Proofpoint
Ray McGrath is the manager of the Proofpoint Compliance and Supervision Professional Services Team. The team provides archiving, compliance, eDiscovery, and big data analytics consulting. Prior to joining Proofpoint, Ray spent four years with two Archiving and Supervision Companies where he was instrumental in creating the Compliance and Supervision Professional Services Teams that assisted customers with Compliance and Supervision Best Practices, Workflows, Policy Rules, Lexicons, Social Media Governance, Training, Webinars and the authoring of industry blogs and white papers. His FinServ industry knowledge stems from working for Prudential Insurance Company of America for 20+ years. During his tenure, he wore many different hats, such as, Supervisory Director, Compliance Officer, Corporate Investigator and Auditor.
Mark DiGiovanni
Sr. Manager Professional Services, Proofpoint
An experienced professional services leader with over ten years of experience in archiving, compliance, and data migration. In that time, Mark has led these practices at Symantec , Veritas, and Proofpoint. Over the past two years at Proofpoint, his focus has been the continued evolution and modernization of the practice including the introduction of new consultative offerings.
Jennifer Cheng
Director Product Marketing, Proofpoint
Jennifer Cheng is the Director of Product Marketing at Proofpoint for People-Centric Security and Compliance Solutions. She has over 15 years of experience consulting and educating IT professionals on new technologies, best practices, and industry trends. Prior to Proofpoint, Jennifer held business and technical roles at Cisco, Salesforce, and WatchDox. She has a B.S.E. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Arthur Zavalkovsky
Director Product Management, Proofpoint
Arthur Zavalkovsky has 25+ years of experience in leading product development from incubation of an idea to introduction of the product to the market and establishing technological and business partnerships. Arthur held a variety of product and development leadership positions in different companies including startups (acquired by Cisco, Juniper) and global enterprises(Cisco, Microsoft, Allot, Proofpoint), working on B2B and B2B2C products and services. Today, Arthur leads product management of Nexus People Risk Explorer.
Sara Pan
Sr. Manager Product Marketing, Proofpoint
Sara Pan is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Proofpoint. Sara has been a product strategist in the cybersecurity industry for almost ten years. She has presented at industry events and webinars- topics spanning across endpoint security, data security, GDPR, and email security. Sara’s on top of the new wave of email threats, such as business email compromise (BEC) and file-share phishing.
Erich Anderson
Sr. Professional Services Consultant, Proofpoint
Erich Anderson is an Insider Threat Principal for Proofpoint Insider Threat Management. He brings experienced information security knowledge of over 15 years around Insider Threat, cyber security and risk mitigations. Previously, Mr. Anderson was responsible for running fusion, analytics, and mitigations at the FBI where his leadership, teams, and platforms assisted numerous insider threat investigations, e-discovery requests and complex technical challenges on a regular basis. Founding member of the National Insider Threat Task Force, he is known to build effective insider threat programs and assisted in the creation of national policy and minimum standards for Insider Threat as directed via EO 13587. Mr. Anderson has a passion for assisting people in understanding policies, implementing best practices, and sharing lessons learned in all information security realms with a specialty around Insider Threat.
John Checco
Resident CISO Financial Services, Proofpoint
J.C. Checco is an information security professional providing subject matter expertise across various industries. He currently resides as leader for the CISO Advisory Board on Financial Services for Proofpoint, and President Emeritus of the New York Metro InfraGard Members Alliance (an FBI public/private partnership program). J.C. has been an active contributor to the Strategic Advisory & Content Committee of the WSTA (Wall Street Technology Association) since 1997, active in InfraGard’s NY Metro Chapter since 2003, member in several other security organizations (ASIS, ISSA, IASCP, ISC2, and OWASP), and co-founder and co-chair for the NY Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference & Workshop series since 2014. Prior to his current role, J.C. was Senior Vice President for Bank of America’s Global Information Security Innovation Group. In this role, he was integral in the establishment of the Zero Trust Architecture strategy, an author for official guidance for Responsible Automation, a key contributor in the multi-firm Financial Systemic Analysis & Resiliency Center (FSARC), and the inaugural participant in the DHS Loaned Executive Program. J.C. also served as Senior Information Security and Risk Advisor for Bloomberg L.P. where he introduced the BISO role to their various lines of business. He is founder of Checco Services Inc., an information security consulting firm that patented the award-winning bioChec™ keystroke and gesture biometric technologies. His past experience encompasses emerging technology research and development at NYNEX Science & Technology Center, Pitney Bowes Advanced Concepts & Technology Division, Advanced Technology Labs, and IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center. J.C. holds a professional certificate from Stanford University in Strategic Decision and Risk Management (SDRM), a variety of information security certifications (CCISO, CCSK, CISSP and CSSLP), and a dual BS/MBA degree from Pace University. He is well published and has presented in the field of information security. Among his many achievements are patents in unified messaging and keystroke biometrics, as well as multiple patent applications in gesture biometrics, blockchain security, IoT security, zero trust, and 5G security. J.C. is a part-time NY State Fire Instructor, a volunteer firefighter with special teams training in vehicular extrication and dive/ice rescue, an amateur novelist, and routinely donates blood in several adult hockey leagues.
Patrick Gray

Host, Risky.Biz

Patrick Gray is the host of the award-winning Risky Business security podcast, which has been published continuously since February 2007. From its humble beginnings in a spare bedroom in an Australian coastal town it now ranks as one of the top information security news podcasts.
Amol Kulkarni
Chief Product Officer, CROWDSTRIKE

Amol Kulkarni leads CrowdStrike’s product and engineering departments, with responsibility for the definition and delivery of CrowdStrike’s product and platform vision and roadmap. With this vision as their foundation, Kulkarni and his global team develop and deliver cutting-edge and user-friendly products to protect customers and stay ahead of adversaries. The long list of industry-leading innovations under Kulkarni spans the company’s highly rated Falcon Prevent™ next-gen AV, the integration of intelligence into Falcon X™, the CrowdStrike Store opening trusted third-party applications to customers, and Falcon Fusion™, a foundational
workflow platform.

Kulkarni’s dedication to building a culture based on bottom-up innovation and collaboration across geographical and organizational boundaries results in a true “one team” approach to cybersecurity. He also developed CrowdStrike’s Software Development Lifecycle to spur customer-focused innovations while ensuring adherence to long-term architecture and design
parameters. Kulkarni also serves as a member of the board of directors of

Joe Diamond
VP of Product Marketing, Okta
As the Vice President of Enterprise Strategy & Product Marketing, Joe Diamond is responsible for all things go-to-market strategy for both Workforce and Customer Identity. His team’s charter includes product marketing, solution marketing, technical marketing, pricing and competitive intelligence.

Joe brings more than 15 years of cybersecurity, technology and leadership experience to Okta. Before joining Okta, he ran global product marketing for Proofpoint’s line of security, information protection and governance products. He helped lead Proofpoint’s transformation from an email gateway and information archiving player to a next-generation and cloud-delivered cybersecurity platform. Prior to that, Joe was the Head of Product Management for RiskIQ, where he helped to build and drive technologies for a new market category (now known as “Attack Surface Management”) focused on security outside the firewall. He has also held various product management and marketing leadership roles at Symantec and LiveOffice.

Joe lives in the East Bay with his wife and three children.
Blake Sallé
Chief Revenue Officer, proofpoint
Blake P. Sallé is the Chief Revenue Officer at Proofpoint. Mr. Sallé joined Proofpoint in 2018, and previous to this role, he held the position of EVP, Worldwide Sales. Before that, he led the Americas Sales Organization.

Before joining Proofpoint, Mr. Sallé served as President of Kony, the leading provider of enterprise mobility solutions. He was responsible for all go-to-market functions and customer operations globally. During his career, Mr. Sallé has held key leadership positions across Worldwide Sales, Channels, Customer Success, Strategy, and Field Operations in five different capacities ranging from start-up to scale-out. He has worked for some of the most recognized and innovative organizations in technology and healthcare. These organizations include Cisco, VCE, VMware, EMC, Johnson & Johnson, CSC, and an Andreessen Horowitz backed start-up acquired by RSA. Blake holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.”
Nathan Chessin
VP of Worldwide Systems Engineering, Proofpoint
Nate is a 20-year technology and sales professional with extensive leadership and technical sales experience. As Vice President, Worldwide Systems Engineering at Proofpoint, he is providing the most effective security and compliance solutions to respond to cyber attacks in every channel including email, web, cloud, and social.

Prior to Proofpoint, Nate held various leaderships positions at Cisco Systems and Glue Networks delivering Software Defined Networking, Collaboration, Security, Mobility and Service Provider architectures.

Nate holds a BA in Computer Science from Pomona College in Southern California and is CCIE Emeritus #12034.
Ashan Willy
EVP and GM Security Products and Services,
Ashan Willy leads Product Management, Engineering and Threat Research for the Proofpoint Security Products and Services Group. Mr. Willy brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in engineering, product management, worldwide strategy and planning in global markets to his role. Before that, he led Global Systems Engineering, Customer Success and Renewals for Proofpoint. 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.
Tim Choi
VP of Product Marketing, Proofpoint
As Vice President of Product Marketing, Tim is responsible for product marketing and Go To Market plans for all of Proofpoint’s compliance and security products. Prior to Proofpoint, he was Vice President of product management for BlackBerry’s enterprise security products. Tim also led product management and product marketing at WatchDox (acquired by BlackBerry) and product initiatives for VASCO’s cloud authentication services. Tim started his career as the first employee at Voltage Security (acquired by HP), where he held leadership roles in product management, technical sales, services and business development. Tim has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and M.S. degree in Management Science and Engineering, both from Stanford University.
Gary Steele
Chief Executive Officer, PROOFPOINT
With more than 30 years of technology industry experience, Gary Steele is Proofpoint’s founding CEO and directs a global workforce of 3,600+ employees to protect people, data, and brands from advanced threats and compliance risks.

Under his leadership, the company has grown into one of the top global cybersecurity companies, achieved 65+ consecutive quarters of growth, and is trusted by over 50% of the Fortune 1000 organizations. An established thought leader, Mr. Steele’s cybersecurity expertise has been featured on Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Investor’s Business Daily, MarketWatch, and the Wall Street Journal. The Silicon Valley Business Journal also recently honored his leadership and commitment to community in its 2021 C-Suite Awards.

Mr. Steele serves on the board of directors for Malwarebytes, Synack, Vonage, and Upwork. Prior to Proofpoint, he held the position of CEO of Portera and leadership roles with Sybase, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Washington State University.
Ryan Kalember
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.
Sherrod DeGrippo
Sr. Director, Threat Research and Detection, Proofpoint
Sherrod is the Senior Director of Threat Research and Detection leading a worldwide malware research team to advance Proofpoint threat intelligence and keep organizations safe from cyberattacks. Sherrod directs her 24/7/365 team to investigate advanced threats, deliver protections to customers daily, and create scalable threat intelligence solutions that integrate directly into Proofpoint products. Sherrod has been with Proofpoint for five years and has over fifteen years of information security experience.

Bryson DeChambeau


Bryson DeChambeau is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He gained the nickname ‘The Scientist’ from his Physics major at SMU and his astute analytical approach to golf. His first major title came at the 2020 US Open at Winged Foot GC, winning the tournament by an impressive 6 strokes. Bryson is an 8x PGA Tour Winner including the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. Hailing from Clovis, California, Bryson won the California State Junior Championship at age 16. He earned a scholarship to Southern Methodist University, and in 2015 became only the fifth player to win both the NCAA and US Amateur titles in the same year, joining an illustrious list of names, including Jack Nicklaus (1961), Phil Mickelson (1990), and Tiger Woods (1996). DeChambeau played in the 2016 Masters as an amateur and finished tied for sixteenth place, which was the top finish for an amateur that year. After the Masters, Bryson turned pro and a week later finished in fourth place at the RBC Heritage. He went on to qualify for the 2016 US Open and finished tied for 15th place. Bryson’s first pro win was the DAP Championship, which also earned him a PGA Tour Card for the 2017 season, and his first PGA Tour victory came in the John Deere Classic in his first year. He has since added eight PGA Tour titles. In 2019, he recorded his first win on the European Tour at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in Dubai, UAE, winning by seven shots. Bryson is known for his unconventional but now widely recognizable swing. After his coach Mike Schy gave him “The Golfing Machine” by Homer Kelle and “Vector Putting” by H.A. Templeton, the two of them began to develop and test his new swing, which, due to his tour performance, has clearly been quite effective. Unlike most players on the tour, DeChambeau uses irons and wedges of equal length (37.5 inches, the average length of his favorite 7-iron) in his play. DeChambeau was a Captains Pick in the 2018 US Ryder Cup Team. He is easily recognizable on the golf course by his Ben Hogan-style cap.

Matt Lyle
Professional Services Architect, Proofpoint
Matt Lyle is the Professional Services Architect having joined Proofpoint 14 years ago as the first PS staff member. Matt has spent 30+ years working in information security roles and on the design/operation of large scale messaging systems at organizations like the US Treasury Department, FBI and SAIC.
Paige Adams

Global CISO, Zurich Insurance Company

Global Chief Information Security Officer, Zurich American Insurance Company Paige Adams has been a member of the Zurich executive team since 2014 and served as the Global Head of Cyber Response, Chief Information Security Officer for Zurich North America, and VP for Cyber Security before assuming his current role as Group Chief Information Security Officer in February 2018. Prior to joining Zurich, Paige spent a 26-year career in the United States Navy serving in a variety of intelligence and cyber roles. Paige has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Computer Information Systems) from Hawaii Pacific University and a Masters in Computer Science from the US Naval Postgraduate School.
Rajneesh Chopra
Group VP Product Management, Proofpoint
Raj leads product team for the Email Security product suite (Protection, TAP, TRAP, ET, Digital Risk, DLP & Encryption). He works extensively with customers across the world across both Enterprise and SMB to enable securing productive outcomes for their business. He is also responsible for overall strategy of the growth including enhancing Proofpoint’s platform with new and emerging technologies.
Rick Miles
Director Product Management, Proofpoint
Rick Miles is the Director of Product Management for Proofpoint’s threat reporting, intelligence, and orchestration products. He has over 10 years of leadership and development experience and has led and launched numerous security product applications and integrations. Previously, Rick served as a Captain in the US Army focused on cyber security and intelligence—leading technical and intelligence teams in dynamic and austere environments—and then finished his time in the military teaching and running the cyber security and military intelligence branch programs at West Point. He holds a degree in electrical engineering and computer architecture from West Point and an MBA from Columbia University.
David Knight

EVP and GM Information Protection, Proofpoint

David Knight leads Proofpoint’s product teams responsible for information protection and cloud security. This includes the Proofpoint CASB, enterprise DLP, insider threat, remote browser isolation and ZTNA product lines. He has been with Proofpoint for over 10 years. Prior to Proofpoint, Mr. Knight previously served as CTO of Cisco’s Collaboration Software Group, where he was responsible for product and technical vision and strategy, product management and user experience. Earlier he was vice president of product management for SaaS pioneer Portera Systems and also held management positions at Sybase and Oracle. He holds an M.S. in industrial administration and a B.S. in information systems and industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mayank Choudhary
SVP and GM Information Protection, Proofpoint
Mayank Choudhary, MC, is a technology leader with over 20 years of Cybersecurity & Information Technology industry experience. MC is the GM/SVP for Information Protection business at Proofpoint. MC’s prior experience includes serving as SVP, Product & Strategy, at ObserveIT (acquired by Proofpoint), VP, Products at Intralinks and advisory board member at Appsulate (acquired by Zscaler). Previously, he held senior product management positions at CA Technologies & Dell EMC. MC holds an M.B.A., a Masters in Computer Science, a B.S. in Computer Science and diploma in Executive Education in Strategy & Innovation.
Elad Horn
VP Product Management Cloud Security, Proofpoint
Elad is responsible for product management for Proofpoint Cloud Security products portfolio. Before joining Proofpoint, he was VP of Products at enSilo (acquired by Fortinet), where he led the product function from the drawing board phase to large scale adoption. Prior to enSilo, Elad was a Principal Product Manager at EMC, responsible for defining product strategy, roadmap and requirements. Elad also managed Imperva’s leading enterprise security product and had led software teams at Intel and Marvell. Elad holds an MBA from IDC and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Jeremy Wittkop
Sr. Director Technical Services PCMS, Proofpoint

Jeremy Wittkop, Senior Director of Technology Services, PCMS joined Proofpoint by virtue of the InteliSecure acquisition. As InteliSecure’s former Chief Technology Officer, Jeremy was a foundational architect for InteliSecure’s internationally recognized Data Protection, Cloud Security, and User and Entity Behavior Analytics Services. Jeremy is a trusted data protection thought leader — published author, blogger, public speaker, and advisor to clients and formerly to public and private equity investors.

Marc Atkinson
CISO, Paychex
Marc is a Manager, Cyber Security Analytics at Paychex Inc. He has 28 years in the security industry, has been at Paychex for over 15 years building and managing the Cyber Security Intel and Security Engineering teams. Marc is a technologically savvy security professional, dedicated to deploying the very latest solutions to protect networks, employees, and customers worldwide. His key focus is building teams capable of identifying Cyber Security solutions that find, track, and prevent internal and external threats
Brian Reed
Product Evangelist, Proofpoint

Brian Reed is a Cybersecurity Evangelist at Proofpoint. He comes to Proofpoint from Gartner where he focused on a wide variety of topics – cloud security, data security, incident response, insider threats and security awareness. Since 2015, he published over 50 thought-leading research notes at Gartner, including Cool Vendors reports, Market Guides for Digital Forensics and Incident Response Services and Security Awareness Training, Risk Management research, as well as the last two Gartner Magic Quadrants for Enterprise DLP.

Previous to Gartner, he spent over 15 years in a variety of business development, product management, sales and system engineering roles, at companies including Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco), HP, McAfee and Internet Security Systems (acquired by IBM). He is well known in the information security industry and has spoken at numerous Gartner events, as well as other industry events globally. Brian also serves as an advisory board member and holds a BA degree from The University of Georgia and an MBA from Kennesaw State University.

Robert McIntyre

CISO, Tetra Pak

Robert McIntyre is the CISO at Tetra Pak. He is responsible for leading and managing a global team providing security services encompassing Security Policy and Governance, Architecture, Operations and Incident response. Robert holds a B.A. from Auburn University in Mechanical Engineering and has worked and lived in both the US and Asia. Over the past 26 years he has led and managed various global teams and initiatives in Infrastructure and Security. For the past 6 driving a new security focus both on Internal IT and OT Security and now External OT security.
Lucia Milică
Global Resident CISO, Proofpoint
Lucia Milică currently serves as Global Resident Chief Information Security Officer at Proofpoint. She is a senior technology leader with extensive technical and business experience. In her previous role, Lucia was the VP, Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Privacy Officer for Polycom, responsible for all aspects of data privacy and information security. Previously she held leadership and technical roles in IT governance & strategy, security risk and compliance, corporate and product security, data privacy, and IT infrastructure at companies including Polycom, HP, Palm, Wells Fargo, Franklin Templeton. Lucia also serves as an advisory board member for several organizations and holds a Master in Business Administration and Juris Doctorate, in addition to pursuing a Master of Science in Information and Cybersecurity from University of California, Berkeley.
Krishnan Chellakarai
CISO, Gilead Sciences
Krishnan Chellakarai is the Chief Information Security Officer at Gilead Sciences located in Foster City, California. He has over 30 years of experience in Information Security across various industries and close to 15 years in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry. Mr. Chellakarai has been the CISO at Gilead for 8 years and he is responsible for Cyber Security strategies, architecture, engineering and cyber security operations. Prior to Gilead, Krishnan has worked as the Chief Security Architect at Roche/Genentech for 9 years and had a similar role in various organizations including Stanford Hospital, CNA Trust, Reuters America, and ABN Amro.
Steve Moros
Snr Director Threat Detection and Advanced Threats, Proofpoint APJ
Steve Moros is responsible for leading sales and go-to-market for Proofpoint’s award winning advanced technology including Information Protection, Compliance and Archiving, Security Awareness training, CASB, Email Fraud Detection, Web isolation, and Zero-Trust Networking products, across the APAC region. Based out of Sydney, Steve Moros joined Proofpoint from Cisco, where he was Director of Cybersecurity for Australia and New Zealand. Steve has over 20 years’ experience working in IT and cybersecurity with a track record of driving new technology adoption and aligning go-to-market strategies to customer needs in fast-moving environments. Steve is passionate about building security awareness and focused on helping organisations increase their cybersecurity resilience capabilities, processes and strategies around protecting their data, assets and customers.
Susannah Hammond
Guest Industry Expert, Thomson Reuters
Susannah has over 25 years’ wide-ranging experience in international and UK financial services.
A qualified chartered accountant, Susannah began her compliance career at SG Warburg where she became head of European compliance. She was the global head of compliance and a founding employee of Caspian Securities before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers as a consultant. Susannah was also head of international regulatory risk for the Halifax Group and became head of retail regulatory risk for HBOS plc upon Halifax’s merger with Bank of Scotland. Before joining Thomson Reuters, she was head of compliance at GE Capital Bank.
Well known and highly respected throughout the industry, Susannah brings a deep understanding of the unique challenges facing today’s risk and compliance professional and articulates the value and benefits that Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can bring to them in order to manage and mitigate the daily challenges they face. Susannah is co-author of Conduct and Accountability in Financial Services: A Practical Guide, published by Bloomsbury Professional.
Andrew Rose
Resident CISO EMEA, Proofpoint
Andrew joined Proofpoint from Mastercard, where he was the Chief Security Officer of their subsidiary firm, Vocalink, a firm which provides the transactional backbone of the financial services industry in the UK.
Prior to that Andrew held CISOs roles at the UK’s Air Traffic Control provider, NATS, and two top tier global law firms, Allen & Overy LLP and Clifford Chance LLP. In between these roles, Andrew was a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research where he covered the role of the CISO and Security Culture & Awareness as two of his specialty areas.
Andrew was recognized as “European CISO of the year” in 2018, listed as part of “CSO30” in 2020 and has previously won awards for devising and leading the “Best security awareness program” in 2015.
Andrew holds a Master’s degree in information security, is a regular speaker at global security conferences and has contributed to media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, Wired magazine and the Times newspaper. Andrew also appeared in the CNBC documentary entitled “Rise of the Machines”
Barry Pedley
INEOS, Group IT Director / CIO
Barry Pedley is the CIO for Ineos with responsibility for IT across the Ineos federal structure of companies. Barry joined Ineos in 2003 and has headed IT in a number of the Ineos business units before taking on the Group role. Prior to joining Ineos Barry has a broad background in IT with experienced gained in a number of sectors including retail, consulting, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals. He has experienced Ineos’s growth from a small chemicals company to the multi-business, multi-industry organisation consisting of 36 business units which now also includes retail and elite sports.
Werner Thalmeier
VP Technical Sales EMEA, Proofpoint
Werner Thalmeier has more than 20 years of professional experience in web and email security. He also has many years of experience working with clients, technology partners and resellers, as well as management and engineering. As Vice President of Systems Engineering EMEA for Proofpoint, Werner Thalmeier is responsible for the management of systems engineers in EMEA and for the development of new strategies for the European market.
Prior to joining Proofpoint, Mr. Thalmeier was responsible for the security product strategy for Radware in Europe and South America. Prior to that, he headed the product management team at M86 Security and Finjan. Here, he was responsible for the global corporate strategy on the Secure Mail and Web Gateway market. Prior to that, he led the global sales engineering team at Finjan.
Martin Mackay
SVP EMEA Sales, Proofpoint
Martin Mackay is Senior Vice President for EMEA Sales at Proofpoint, where he is responsible for driving revenue, customer engagement and partner ecosystem growth across the EMEA theatre.
Martin brings over 30 years’ experience as an international field sales leader with a track record of delivering sales-focused business transformations in the global technology sector and aligning go-to-market strategies to the specific needs of customers in fast-moving environments.
Prior to Proofpoint, Martin served as President and General Manager for Asia Pacific & Japan at CA Technologies, leading the successful transformation of the pan-regional business before their acquisition by Broadcom in late-2018. Earlier in his career, Martin was CEO at several private equity-backed tech companies, and held senior leadership positions at Verisign, Peoplesoft and Northgate Information Solutions plc.
Adenike Cosgrove
Director, Product Marketing, Proofpoint
Adenike (Nikki) Cosgrove is the Cybersecurity Strategist for international markets at Proofpoint, where she drives product marketing strategy across European and Asia Pacific markets. She provides expertise on key regional cybersecurity strategies such as people-centric security, risk management, data privacy, and compliance.
Prior to joining Proofpoint, Ms. Cosgrove was global product marketing lead for Email Fraud Protection at Return Path, a division acquired by Proofpoint in the summer of 2016. Earlier in her career, Ms. Cosgrove worked as a lead EMEA advisor to security and risk professionals for Forrester Research and Canalys, where she developed a deep understanding of CISO challenges, and helped clients with their cybersecurity strategies.
Ms. Cosgrove is a regular speaker at key conferences including the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in the US and Japan, the Evanta CIO Executive Summit, it-sa Germany, ISMS Spain and Hacking Human Nature live. Ms. Cosgrove’s subject matter expertise has also been featured in Business Reporter, Computer Business Review, Computing, Forbes, Intelligent CISO, SC Magazine UK, GovInfo, and iTWire.
Ms. Cosgrove holds a Masters of Research, Telecommunications from UCL (University College London) and a BSc (Hons) in Computer Engineering from the University of Hull.
Matt Cooke
Cybersecurity Strategist, Proofpoint
Matt Cooke is a Cybersecurity Strategist at Proofpoint, where he drives product marketing strategy across the EMEA region. He provides expertise on key regional cybersecurity strategies such as people-centric security, security awareness, risk management and insider threats.
Matt has 20+ years of experience in hands-on technical and strategic marketing roles within IT teams and security vendors. Prior to joining Proofpoint, he was Director of Product Marketing at Sophos, following a senior product marketing role at Symantec, as well as additional product-focused roles at IT organisations.
Matt holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and has a passion for making cybersecurity accessible and relevant to everyone.
Richard Davis

Cybersecurity Strategist, Proofpoint

Richard Davis is Group Product Marketing Manager at Proofpoint, where he creates relevant industry information and topical use-cases for the EMEA region. He provides insights and expertise, country by country, on cyber resilience and defences such as people-centric security, security awareness training and risk management.
Davis is a seasoned cybersecurity professional with over 20 years’ experience and is passionate about helping organisations protect their people. He previously held the role of Principal Architect at Proofpoint. Prior to Proofpoint, he worked as a Manager and Application Developer at IT company, AN4 Group Ltd.
Davis holds an Engineering degree from the University of Exeter.
Graham Ashworth
Director, Compliance, Proofpoint
Responsible for Compliance and Archiving sales in EMEA. Graham has over 20 years’ experience advising and supporting banking, financial services and other highly regulated industries on their archiving, eDiscovery and compliance initiatives. He has a unique perspective having held leadership roles not only at Proofpoint but previously at Smarsh, Veritas/Symantec and Clearwell. Regarded as a subject matter expert, Graham is a regular industry speaker and panelist alongside many of his current and previous customers as testimony to their close relationship and shared successes. Graham takes pride mapping the right solutions to customers requirements by helping to reduce cost, complexity and risk, and supporting those customers throughout the lifecycle of these projects and investments to ensure value and significant return on their investments.
Anthony Smith
Information Services Security Manager, Northumbiran Water
Anthony Smith is a Cyber Security Professional with over 25 years of security experience. His security career started in the Royal Air Force and he is currently the IS Security Manager at Northumbrian Water Group. Anthony has responsibilities for all aspects of IT and OT Security, including the culture across a large and diverse Critical National Infrastructure company.
Anthony has won several prestigious awards for his approach to cyber education. He is the Chairman of the Water-UK IT Security Managers Group, a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
Elizabeth Murray
Global Training and Education Lead Cybersecurity, HSBC
A military veteran, Murray became HSBC cyber lead after a successful 20-year career. While in the military, Murray became the first female tactical air traffic controller, an air defence missile gunnery instructor and held the role of military project manager in a high-tech simulation training facility. It was this last role where she says the skills, she now employs in cyber in the banking world were honed.
Karen Letain
VP PSAT Product Management , Proofpoint
Karen is VP Product for Proofpoint’s Security Awareness Training Division. Prior to Proofpoint, Karen was Head of Global Strategy and Innovation for McAfee’s Consumer Division leading the innovation product management, design and strategy teams. She was instrumental in driving a new 3-year strategy focused on moving the organization beyond antivirus to privacy and personal protection. Karen also drove the innovation teams to producing and delivering new performance enhancements in McAfee’ consumer products. She also managed McAfee Consumer’s M&A efforts resulting in the successful purchase of a 40M technology company to help accelerate the roadmap toward personal protection. Karen has also founded and led a number of startups in both CyberSecurity and Marketing and was VP of Operations for Thomson Learning the learning arm of Thomson Publishing (now CENGAGE). A life-long learner, she holds an MBA, B.Ed. B.B.A and a CISA and most recently completed a post graduate certificate in Leadership and Strategic Management at Cornell University. When not working or studying, she spends her time with her husband Claude, 2 children Gabrielle and Dominic and her running partner – a very large furry 4 legged golden doodle.
Tony Morbin
Executive News Editor-EU, Information Security Media Group (ISMG)
Tony Morbin is a veteran tech journalist, editor and presenter. He covered cybersecurity for the past seven years at SC Media and IT Security Guru. He previously covered banking, fraud, risk, electronic payments, telecoms and broadband issues. He spent seven years as an editor based in the Middle East and worked on ventures covering Hong Kong and Ukraine.
Michael McGrath
Director, Compliance, Proofpoint
Michael leads Proofpoint’s Compliance and Archiving management function for EMEA where he liaises with customers, regulators and technology experts to apply advanced technology to meet Enterprise’s needs to better compliance, information and cost management.
He’s an experienced and award-winning leader, author and researcher. For almost 25 years, Michael has been working to understand decision making and apply that knowledge to affect real-world change. He started his career at IBM Research and after almost 15 years working in financial services. Today he is senior director for Compliance & Digital Risk Management at Proofpoint, one of the world’s leaders in people-centric protection. He also leads the Seahorse Data Research Programme, an open source community research project into the nature of data and data interoperability.
He studied Computer Science at the Waterford Institute of Technology, was awarded his masters from the Smurfit Business School and his doctorate from Cranfield University. He also won the gold medal for research from the Institute of Chartered Accountants for his research into applying Neural Networks to investment decisions making.
He has published two books on Merger and Acquisition management and one on Photography, a life-long passion. He lives near London with his wife and children.

Barry Magsanay

Global Head of Information Security & Americas IT Services, Treasury Wine Estates

Barry is the Global Head of Information Security for Treasury Wine Estates. Barry has over 20 years experience in IT and Information Security leadership roles, encompassing IT and security engineering, operations, privacy & compliance, and global SOC services. The past several years, Barry’s been focused on establishing global enterprise security programs and bridging security partnerships between Silicon Valley and the ANZ regions. Barry is a frequent speaker on security topics for North American and ANZ audiences and enjoys spending his time engaging with global security peers to further the advancement of a truly global security community.
Catherine Jacob

Cyber Security Specialist, Ausnet Services

Catherine is a Cyber Security Specialist specialising in Governance, Risk and Assurance who has worked in the public and private sector across a number of industries including energy, transport and healthcare. She is passionate about uplifting the security culture of organisations and helping people become more cyber aware.
Adrian Covich
Senior Director, Systems Engineering, Proofpoint
Adrian is the Senior Director, Systems Engineering, at Proofpoint APJ. Adrian joined Proofpoint from Broadcom/Symantec, where he spent nearly 13 years, originally starting with MessageLabs in 2007, and held a number of leadership roles, most recently as the local CTO for Broadcom and Email Security SME. Adrian is a passionate leader and Evangelist for Proofpoint, where he leads of a team of Systems Engineers to implement People-Centric solutions to help customers protect their biggest risks and greatest assets: their people.
Alex Lei

SVP, APJ Sales, Proofpoint

Alex Lei is responsible for leading the overall Asia-Pacific and Japan business, driving customer acquisition and developing the regional partner ecosystem in a strategically important region for Proofpoint. Based out of Singapore, Mr Lei joins Proofpoint from Dell EMC, where he was Vice President of Data Protection Solutions, having previously held senior regional leadership positions at FireEye and Symantec. Mr. Lei brings over 20 years’ experience from the IT and cybersecurity industries, with a track record of driving channel-first sales organisations and aligning go-to-market strategies to customer needs in fast-moving environments.
Simon Cowley
CISO, Ausnet Services
Simon’s nineteen year career in security has spanned different industry sectors, technologies and a changing global risk and compliance landscape. Prior to Ausnet Services, Simon was the CISO at Fonterra, where he held security leadership roles for over nine years. Simon’s previous experience also includes Landmark Agribusiness, Leaseplan and Borders. As Ausnet Services’ CISO, Simon’s role is focused on connecting effectively with stakeholders to deliver logical direction in line with business outcomes.
Andrew Warren-Nicholls
Cybersecurity Specialist, Proofpoint
Andrew is a Cyber Security Specialist, focusing on Proofpoint Security and Awareness Training (PSAT), for Australia and New Zealand. He provides expertise around software-based cyber security awareness and training solutions that help your employees understand the risks associated with poor cyber hygiene and subsequently change their behaviours to strengthen your organisation’s security posture. Andrew has driven the success of PSAT across APAC, since Proofpoint acquired the Gartner leader – Wombat Security in March 2018. Prior to Proofpoint, he worked at the range of training organisations, and corporate L&D and leadership roles, focusing on skills development and behavioural change.
Crispin Kerr
Area Vice President, ANZ at Proofpoint
Crispin is Area Vice President, ANZ at Proofpoint where he is responsible for driving business expansion across the region for the company. Crispin is a sales leader with a 19 year track record of success and experience in the Information Technology sector, including 17 years in Security Software, 14 years in SaaS focused technology companies and 5 years in Endpoint security. Crispin enjoys working with cutting edge technologies and is adept in determining, executing and proving strategies for rapid growth. Prior to Proofpoint, Crispin was Managing Director APAC for Webroot.
Maiwand Youssofzay
Country Manager, SE Asia and Korea, Proofpoint
Maiwand is the Country Manager for South Asia and Korea at Proofpoint. He has a strong track record of success and experience in the Information Technology sector with 10 years focusing on security software within SaaS focused technology companies. Maiwand enjoys working with cutting edge technologies and is adept in determining, executing and proving strategies for rapid growth. Prior to being appointed as the Country Manager, Maiwand was the head of Proofpoint’s Security Awareness and Training offering for APJ.


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Robert Shields
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Proofpoint
Robert Shields is responsible for the product marketing of Proofpoint’s Security Awareness Training solutions. He supports the market strategy, go-to-market, sales enablement, and market research for Proofpoint’s market leading security awareness solutions. Robert was previously at Informatica, where he led product marketing for Informatica’s data privacy and data protection solutions. Robert has extensive information security and privacy experience and helped introduce and pioneer key security technologies including privacy automation, data security intelligence, two-factor authentication, computer forensics, eDiscovery, and data masking.
Bob Zukis
Founder & CEO, Digital Directors Network
Bob is the Founder and CEO of Digital Directors Network. DDN is the only boardroom advisory and executive network focused exclusively on systemic risk and digital and cybersecurity risk oversight. Bob is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators on these issues related to corporate governance and the digital business system. He’s the creator of DiRECTOR™, the only systemic risk framework for governing complex digital business systems. Bob is also a board member for the NACD PSW chapter and is a Senior Fellow in The Conference Board’s ESG Center. He’s an Adjunct Professor at the USC Marshall School of Business, where he teaches corporate governance, strategic management, and global business issues. As a global business and technology executive, he’s lived and worked on four continents across 20 countries. He is a retired PwC Advisory Partner, where he led PwC’s IT strategy and operations practice, west coast cybersecurity practice, and data management practices. He was a member of PwC’s Global and APAC leadership teams. He has also held roles as a SaaS CEO and executive director, PE advisor, and advisory board member. Bob’s a contributor for and has been published or quoted in Harvard Law Review, Corporate Board, NACD Directorship, Wired, CIO Magazine, Computer News, Info World, DM Review, CIO Update, The Financial Times, WSJ, Risk Professional, Computer World, and the Atlantic’s Quartz. He’s the co-author of The Great Reboot – Succeeding in a World of Catastrophic Risk and Opportunity and the author of Social Inc. He wrote the book chapters IT and Cybersecurity Governance in a Digital World in The Handbook of Board Governance (2016 Wiley), Controlling the Uncontrollable Social Media in Navigating Information Technology In The Boardroom (2018 RMA), and You Can’t Govern What You Don‘t Understand in Speaking Out On Governance (2020 De Gruyter). He holds an MBA (Hons.) from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BBA from Texas Tech University. Contact Bob at or 310-528-9945. His corporate website is
Deborah Watson
Resident CISO, Proofpoint
Deborah Watson has 20+ years as cyber security leader focused on Corporate Information Security Strategy, Compliance, Security Architecture, and Data Privacy and Protection working with both public and private sector organizations.
Julie Hubbard
CISO, AMN Healthcare
Julie is an accomplished IT and Business Operations executive with experience in global leadership roles, strategic planning, large-scale technology modernization, business transformation, and M&A for AMN Healthcare, Edwards Lifesciences, ADP and Sprint. She has a passion for building high performance teams, with an eye for talent, partners and resources to deliver on operational and strategic business objectives. Julie is a San Diego Top Tech Exec honoree. She is a frequent speaker at industry events, and she has served on several advisory boards including product technologies, C-suite summits, and women in technology forums.
Jason Powell
CISO, Brookdale Senior Living
Jason is a cybersecurity executive with over twenty years of information technology experience. During his career, Jason has built out cybersecurity programs in the healthcare sector by successfully modernizing compliance focused security to industry standard risk-based frameworks. Jason graduated from Saint Petersburg College with a degree in Technology Management and a minor in Information Security Assurance and holds both the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) & Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications Jason currently serves as the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Brookdale Senior Living, the largest senior care operator in the world.
Mike Gregory
CISO, Community of Northwest Indiana
Mike Gregory is the Information Security Officer at Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana (CFNI), parent company of Community Healthcare System. Mike has 24+ years working in the Information Technology field, 14 in Healthcare and Information Security. At CFNI, he is head of information security and privacy. Mike is a retired U.S. Air Force Officer and his professional and educational accomplishments include multiple aviation and logistics careers, multiple overseas deployments and achievements, B.S. Geological Sciences / Computer Programming, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, EMBA Program 2020, Indiana University, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, Certified HIPAA Professional, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Jeff White
Senior Manager,
Jeff is the Senior Manager of the Better security team and has worked at the company since December of 2019. Jeff has helped build out the security team at Better and overseas the SOC, Security Engineer, Auditing and internal pen test teams. Prior to being at Jeff worked for a consultancy company performing various security jobs such as security analyst, security engineer, and pen tester.
Michael Baker
Michael Baker is an accomplished cyber security executive passionate about building high performing teams and transforming the way cyber risk is managed within the business. Michael brings nearly 20 years of experience in the field across cyber leadership, talent development, risk management, audit, and compliance serving the aerospace and defense industry as CISO along with a variety of clients across industries as a seasoned consultant. Michael Baker currently serves as Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for GDIT serving within the Office of the CIO. As CISO, he manages a team of professionals across all aspects of internal cyber operations, computer network defense, policy, awareness, incident response, threat intelligence, and secure architecture. In addition, Michael leads the team to identify, assess, and mitigate cyber, IT, and compliance risks for the business. Prior to this role, Mr. Baker worked at EY consulting for a wide variety of clients across the defense, retail, banking, and technology sectors including 11 years for General Dynamics providing cyber and IT services across all GD business units.
Paul Ferrillo
Privacy & Cybersecurity Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Paul has throughout his career represented public companies and their directors and officers in shareholder class and derivative actions, as well as in internal investigations. In particular, he has coordinated numerous internal investigations on behalf of audit committees and special committees, and handled the defense of securities class actions alleging accounting irregularities and/or financial fraud. Paul also has extensive experience in cybersecurity matters. Paul is a cybersecurity incident “first responder.” He assists clients with governance, disclosure, and regulatory matters relating to their cybersecurity postures and the regulatory requirements that govern them. He also litigates privacy class actions in federal and state court. Paul maintains an active pro bono practice and has acted as pro bono counsel/litigator for the Humane Society of the United States in connection with successful effort to close a puppy mill accused of improper sales tactics and abuse of puppies. He is also the author of “Navigating the Cybersecurity Storm: A Guide for Directors and Officers” (Advisen 2015) and co-author of “Take Back Control of Your Cybersecurity Now: Game Changing Concepts on AI and Cyber Governance Solutions for Executives” (Advisen 2017).
Stephen Pecchia

Former Managing Director, Business Risk & Reliance, DTCC

Stephen Pecchia led the Office of Recovery and Resolution Planning for DTCC, which is responsible for the development and maintenance of the recovery and wind-down plans for DTCC’s three systemically important financial market utilities (DTC, NSCC, FICC). He also led the Business Risk and Resilience Management team within the Clearing Agency Services organization which is responsible for the establishment and implementation of the organization’s operational resilience framework. He was a member of the organization’s Resiliency Committee and Technology Risk Management and Business Continuity Management Steering Committees. Prior to this role, Stephen was a Deputy General Auditor tasked with the responsibility for the delivery of advisory and assurance services to all businesses, wholly owned subsidiaries, and joint ventures, and served as liaison with the Chairpersons of the Audit Committees for those entities and with various regulators in support of their supervision of those businesses. Stephen holds a B.S. in Information and Communications Systems and Finance, and an M.B.A. in Information and Communication Systems from Fordham University. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Julie Jensen

Former Managing Director, Business Risk & Reliance, Financial Services Industry

Julie Jensen is an experienced in-house attorney whose practice has focused on the intersection between legal, compliance, and technology. Driven by her technology contracts, litigation, and risk management experience, Julie provides legal advice and guidance in the areas of records management, information governance, technology integrations, and associated legal and compliance risks. Julie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University and her law degree from University of Denver.
Michael Montoya

CISO, Equinix

As the Chief Information Officer for Equinix, Michael is responsible for leading Equinix’s global cybersecurity and risk programs. His responsibilities include leading the company’s information and cyber security strategy, enterprise risk management and compliance programs. Michael oversees Equinix’s security across product development, Operations, IT, compliance and business continuity teams to assure the company has a world-class approach to securing its global assets as well as providing the most secure and compliant environment for over 10k customers and partners in over 250 global datacenters and 400K interconnections. Michael has extensive experience in enterprise IT support and has held several executive roles with Microsoft, Fireeye and EMC. He has extensive experience overseeing global cybersecurity programs and advising large enterprises, governments and regulators across global markets. His roles include:
• Microsoft holding various leadership roles including Regional CIO for Asia and EMEA, Asia Chief Cybersecurity Officer, and Global Director of Cloud Internet and Security Operations.
• Fireeye serving as Vice President of Cloud and Intelligence Services leading all cloud-security operations supporting FireEye’s threat intelligence backbone and cloud services of Threat Analytics Platform, Email Threat Prevention, Mobile Threat Platform and Cloud Endpoint Security.
• EMC serving as an IT and Services Leader responsible for their EMC Proven platform resulting in a CIO100 industry recognitions, and digital transformation programs securely digitizing over 200+ enterprise processes.
• Digital Realty where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer.
Michael is an industry recognized innovative IT and Security leader and serves as an advisor to several security and IT startups, and venture capital firms. Michael has dual degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of New Mexico.
Ryan Witt

Industry Practice Leader, Healthcare, Proofpoint

Ryan Witt is a recognized Healthcare Cyber Security Executive and a regular speaker at HIMSS, CHIME, AEHIS, etc. Currently, Ryan is Proofpoint’s Managing Director, Healthcare & Education Industry Practice and responsible for the strategy and solutions development for both industries. Ryan is also the Chair of Proofpoint’s Healthcare Advisory Board and an appointed member of HIMSS Cybersecurity, Privacy and Security Committee. Previously, Ryan was the healthcare leader for Fortinet and Juniper Networks where he also was the Chair for their respective Healthcare Customer Advisory Boards. Ryan was a contributor to the 2013 WEDI Report, a former Co-Chair of WEDI’s Privacy & Security Workgroup and has been elected to the WEDI Board of Directors. Ryan was also elected to the Association for Executives in Health Information Security (AEHIS) Advisory Board. A graduate of San Jose State University, Ryan has spent much of his professional life in Europe, but he and his family now live in Silicon Valley. Based in Silicon Valley, Ryan works closely with healthcare industry leaders to demonstrate the value of info security as a key enabler for enhancing access to high quality patient care, reducing the cost of care and ultimately improving patient outcomes.
David McLeod
VP and CISO, Cox Enterprises
David leads the information risk and cyber security services for Cox Enterprises. His team drives the strategy and governance of security capabilities necessary to safeguard Cox business interests and corporate shared services. In this role, he provides oversight for Cyber Risk Governance, Cyber Threat Management, Incident Response, and the eDiscovery Center of Excellence. He joined Cox Enterprises in 2016. Prior to Cox, David held global leadership and consulting roles at VF Corporation, Walmart, Equifax, and KPMG. He holds several security credentials and is an advisor to several cybersecurity startups. He received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Clemson University and is a veteran of the US Army.
Alan LeFort
SVP and GM Security Awareness, Proofpoint
Alan is a sought-after evangelist and advocate of cybersecurity who is recognized for his ability to synthesize and simplify the complex using humor and storytelling. This passion for simplicity has led him to cultivate product organizations centered around empathy, design thinking and innovation. Alan has held strategy and product leadership roles at security companies in the US, Europe and Canada. His experiences span startups to publicly traded companies across consumer and enterprise. Prior to joining Proofpoint, Alan held senior roles at McAfee, HyTrust, AVG, Telus, Intellitactics, and AT&T Canada. Alan holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and a BBA in Finance from the University of St Thomas in Houston, TX.
Ted Roberts
Senior Consultant, Proofpoint
Ted is a Senior Consultant within the Professional Services organization primarily focusing on implementations for larger customer environments. Ted also specializes in Isolation deployments and Health Check development. Ted has been with Proofpoint for 4+ years and previously spent 30+ years deploying solutions that utilized sendmail and a variety of email filtering solutions.
Colleen Gaffney
Manager, Managed Proofpoint Security Awareness Training, Proofpoint

Colleen started working with Wombat Security’s support team in early 2016. Later that year, when the managed services team was formed, she jumped at the opportunity to help customers proactively run their security awareness training programs. She now manages a team in the Security Products and Services Group. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her cat, and powerlifting.

Tim Anderson
Managing Director, FTI Technology
Tim Anderson is a Managing Director in the FTI Technology segment based in San Francisco. He has over twenty years’ experience in legal technology as a consultant, programmer, systems integrator, and application development manager. Tim currently leads the Emerging Data Solutions Team at FTI responsible for directing data identification, integration, preservation, collection, and analysis strategy and workflows to support clients in an ever changing digital and regulatory landscape. With a deep background in digital forensics, application development, and eDiscovery systems, the Emerging Data Solutions Team have conducted investigations and collected evidence in dozens of matters involving data in Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Slack, Box, Salesforce, Confluence, Workplace from Facebook, and many other cloud-based systems. Prior to joining FTI, Tim worked in the Litigation group at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP and practiced as a consultant at the eDiscovery advisory firm Strategic Discovery, Inc.
Jeff Burstein

Sr. Director, Product Management, Proofpoint

Jeff Burstein, Sr. Director, Product Management, Email Security Products. Jeff and his team are responsible for Email Protection and TAP URL Defense and Attachment Defense. A 20 year veteran of the security industry, Jeff has held various roles in product management and development throughout his career.

Robert Holmes

VP & GM, Products, Proofpoint
Rob is responsible for Proofpoint’s Email Fraud Defense (EFD) business, helping companies around the world protect their employees, partners and customers from identity deception attacks.

With an MA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, Rob has spent the majority of his career protecting companies from online threats, ranging from trademark infringement to phishing and business email compromise.

In 2011, while running a global threat detection and incident response team for Corporation Services Company, a desire to help his customers get proactive in their phishing defenses saw him gravitate towards an emerging technology called Domain-Based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC). That journey brought him to Return Path, where he acted as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the EFD business for 3 years, before positioning the business for sale to Proofpoint in August 2016.

Since then, Rob has continued to drive the growth and innovation strategy for the EFD product line.
Jason Cox
CISO, Elevate Textiles
Jason is responsible for the overall Information Security program at Elevate Textiles, the parent company of the historic brands of American & Efird (A&E), Burlington Fabrics, Cone Denim, Gutermann, and Safety Components. With a global footprint that includes 36 facilities and over 15,000 employees, Elevate threads and fabrics can be found in places like your car, the clothes you wear, the gear you carry, the office where you work, and even the seams of a baseball! Prior to Elevate he worked in consulting for a large MSP, as an Information Security Officer in healthcare, and he began his career supporting IT infrastructure, security, and end users for a large independent telecom company. He lives in Central North Carolina with his wife and their three animals.
Robbie Meitler
AVP Global Cybersecurity, Liberty Mutual
Robbie J. Meitler is an Assistance Vice-President of Global Cybersecurity at Liberty Mutual Insurance. His currently leads cyber crisis response readiness and cybersecurity awareness for a global financial services company with advocacy to change employee behavior and build a culture of cybersecurity and data protection. Mr. Meitler has held positions in cybersecurity, privacy, regulatory compliance, operations management, and consulting. Mr. Meitler holds a CISSP, CIPP, and GSLC.
Dr. Keri Pearlson
Executive Director of Cybersecurity, MIT Sloan
Dr. Keri Pearlson is the Executive Director of the research group Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS). Dr. Pearlson has held positions in academia and industry including Babson College, UTexas-Austin, Gartner’s Research Board, CSC, Hughes Aircraft Company, and AT&T. She was the CIO for Shalom Austin. Her research studies topics at the intersection of MIS, business strategy and organizational design. Her current research projects focus on how organizations build a culture of cybersecurity, how to manage the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of AI/ML systems and how organizations build trust to share mitigations for cyber breaches. She’s the lead author of the popular MIT textbook: Managing and Using Information: A Strategic Approach (7th edition published Jan.2020) and co-author of Zero Time: Providing Instant Customer Value. She has written dozens of papers and case studies, many of which included ground-breaking work which has influenced how managers and leaders think about, and manage, information. She was the founding President of the SIM-Austin chapter and has held various other positions on the SIM Management Council and Committees. Dr. Pearlson holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in MIS from Harvard Business School, a Masters (MS) in Industrial Engineering and Bachelors (BS) in Mathematics from Stanford and was a member of the Harvey Mudd College class of 1979.
Masha Arbisman
Behavioral Engineering Manager, Verizon
Masha runs a team of behavioral scientists, security analysts, training specialists, and data visualizers to foster positive change in employee cybersecurity behaviors. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Quantitative Psychology and has focused her efforts on human behavior as it applies to learning, consumerism, and now cybersecurity. Masha has been a part of the security industry for over 5 years, participating as a WISP member, volunteering as a Defcon Goon and is currently the BSidesLV assistant to the COO/CEO. Masha started the Paranoids Behavioral Engineering team at Verizon Media in early 2020 and is proud to work for an organization that understands the need and dedicates a function for user experience, user adoption, and behavioral science within cybersecurity. She is thrilled to pave the way for Behavioral Engineering as a function and hopes to make it a staple in every security organization worldwide.
Nir Eyal
Author, Speaker and Investor
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. Nir previously taught as a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Nir co-founded and sold two tech companies since 2003 and was dubbed by The M.I.T. Technology Review as, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Bloomberg Businessweek wrote, “Nir Eyal is the habits guy. Want to understand how to get app users to come back again and again? Then Eyal is your man.” He is the author of two bestselling books, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Indistractable received critical acclaim, winning the Outstanding Works of Literature Award as well as being named one of the Best Business and Leadership Books of the Year by Amazon and one of the Best Personal Development Books of the Year by Audible. The Globe and Mail called Indistractable, “the best business book of 2019.” In addition to blogging at, Nir’s writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review, Time Magazine, and Psychology Today. As the manager of his solo-VC fund, Engagement Partners, Nir invests in habit-forming products that improve users’ lives. Some of his past investments include Eventbrite (NYSE:EB), (acquired by Spotify), Kahoot! (KAHOOT-ME.OL), Canva, Product Hunt, Marco Polo, Byte Foods, FocusMate, Dynamicare, Wise App, and Cutback Coach. Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.


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