TechForum Security Forum Speakers

TechForum's Security Forum:Trends in Enterprise Security
Thursday, March 29th, 2018  8AM-5PM, The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St, NYC

Speakers (more speakers to be announced week



Edward Beesley, Global Head of IT and Digital Services, SGS 

Ed Beesley is the Global Head of IT and Digital Services for the CBE business at SGS, the world leader in testing, inspection, certification and verification based in Geneva, Switzerland. Ed is responsible for the applications required to run the business and for the cyber security business of SGS globally. Previously Ed was SVP for Gartner where he oversaw Gartner’s entire infrastructure including IT, facilities and business operations & services. Ed also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Operations Officer for Escada AG, a Munich based Women's fashion company. Ed received a bachelor's degree in economics from Rutgers University and an MBA in management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the NJ chapter of The Society of Information Directors and has been a charter member of the NY Electronics Crime Task Force administered by the US Secret Service since 2000.


Matt Cauthorn, VP, Cyber Security Engineering, Product Evangelist, ExtraHop

Currently VP, Cyber Security Engineering and Product Evangelist, Matt has worked at ExtraHop since 2011 in various  capacities. Prior to ExtraHop, he worked at F5 Networks an engieer and major accounts manager. Prior to F5, Matt worked at Manheim as Sr Manager of Servers, Storage and hosting. Matt received his BS at University of Florida, and his MBA at Georgia State University.



Manish Chugtu, CTO-Cloud Infrastructure and Microservices, Avi Networks

Manish is a global technical and strategic leader with 18+ years of experience in architecture, design and product development with extensive experience in developing highly scalable enterprise solutions, applying expertise in specialized tools, IT systems, and innovation. As a part of his current role at Avi Networks, Manish is driving AVI’s strategy in the Container Cloud and Infrastructure space, His most recent experience includes leading the architecture and development of a hyper-converged, highly efficient, and self-healing linux container based cloud platform, deployed on large scale clusters in multiple data centers of over 1000 nodes each. Manish is adept in building teams from startup and managing multi-functional geographically distributed teams.. Manish has an Exec-MBA from IIM Calcutta, India, and Bachelor's in Computer Science and Master's in Economics from BITS, Pilani, India.


Sam Dekay, Vice President, Information Security, BNY Mellon  Sam DeKay is responsible for BNY Mellon’s information security policies, standards, and guidelines.  He’s also co-editor of BloginfoSec, an online Information Security magazine and co-editor of Business Communication Quarterly, a publication of the Association of Business Communication. He received his PhD from Columbia University and Fordham University and has earned his CISM and CGEIT.




Nick DelRe, CIO, Gemological Science International (GSI)

Nick DelRe is CIO of Gemological Science International (GSI); a global group of Laboratories.

Nick brings to GSI not only extensive experience and knowledge in the Gem Trade and Information technology but is published a speaker. He has also demonstrated ability to think out of the box and has initiated disruptive technologies in order to move forward with proactive as opposed to reactive initiatives. He has been involved in R&D and attends unrelated conferences to gain the best of all worlds. Over the years Nick has participated in numerous CIO-CSO roundtables sharing his views in the World of Information Technology and Cyber Security. In addition he has been invited to the a16z-Andreessen Horowitz Summit and Ted Conference and has been an expert witness. He has presented at the GIA Research conference, Scientific Detector Workshop, SPIE /Remote Sensing Conference and International Conference on Scientific Optical Imaging. He has a BS degree in Geology with departmental honors from Brooklyn College (CUNY).



Patrick Egan, Sr. Regional Information Security Officer, DNB Bank ASA 

Patrick has over 17 years of experience in Information Security and first attained his CISSP certification in 2003. Altogether, he has 30+ years’ experience in International Banking providing quality solutions in response to ever-changing information security needs. Before joining DNB, Patrick was a Vice President, Information Security Officer with Israel Discount Bank of New York for 12 years. Prior to that, he worked for Nordea Bank, New York Branch (16 years) in Data Security, Market Data Technology, Telecommunications, FX Trading, Money Market Trading, Capital Markets Operations and Loan Administration, & Funds Transfer. Patrick has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from SUNY College at Oneonta and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP.)



Joshua Etsten, Director of Solutions Architects, Nyotron

Josh Etsten leads the Solutions Architects team at Nyotron. His work focus is empowering customers to protect data and assets from sophisticated cyber-attacks.  Josh has worked with large Financial, Healthcare, Defense, Government organizations across the globe implementing endpoint security solutions. He has over 18 years IT Security experience and 10 years in endpoint security, including at 3 startups, and on the Symantec Endpoint product management team.


Robert Gockley, Director of Risk Management, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC Robert is a Senior Risk Management professional with over 25 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry.  His expertise governs operational risk management, information security, project management, and business continuity management and information technology audit.His vast experience includes leadership positions in risk management, audit and governance at American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and American Express Company.In his present capacity as Director of Risk Management at AST, Robert is directly responsible for implementing the enterprise risk management program strategies and objectives.  In this role, he liaisons with AST’s business and support organizations in the identification, of key risks that are aligned with their business processes, and develops risk mitigation strategies that are aligned with the business objectives, and consistent with the applicable laws and regulations.Prior to serving as the Director of Risk Management at AST, Robert was the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer responsible for the development and maintenance of the information security program and strategies.Robert is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Business Continuity Planner and  holds a B.S. degree, and an M.B.A. degree in Quantitative Analysis, both from St. John’s University, New York.


Bart Lenaerts, Solutions Architect, FireEye
Bart Lenaerts is an accomplished product management and marketing professional with an extensive background in enterprise security, threat analytics and network systems management market. He has a proven track record in initiating, defining, promoting and launching new products or services, and is a +20 year veteran in engaging with and understanding IT, GRC & Security Operations personas.


Maria Long, Group CTO Strategy and Architecture, Credit Suisse 
Maria is leading global efforts in Public Cloud Strategy and Architecture. In this role, Maria is responsible for defining Public Cloud Strategy and operating model.  This includes definition of the IaaS and PaaS Public Cloud blueprints for Production and Development implementations, the requirements for the SaaS Providers and building blocks for Credit Suisse as SaaS Consumer. Her team is looking at areas such as Encryption, Identity Management and Authentication, Access Management, Cloud Discovery, and Provider Assessment Framework. Maria’s team is providing security review and guidance for such projects as Office 365 and Salesforce adoption, as well as IaaS efforts in AWS, Google and Azure.Maria joined Credit Suisse in 2002. The first five years she spent as an internet security engineer, designing and implementing solutions in global web browsing, email, DNS, and e-commerce spaces. In 2007 Maria transferred to the IT Research Team. In this role, she worked closely with external researchers, as well as various security vendors and venture capitalists. She evaluated and reviewed IT security solutions in areas such as database activity monitoring, web application firewalls, end point security, unstructured data governance and security, use of biometrics in the enterprise, mobile security and others. Maria has a BBA in MIS from Pace University. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Maria has held various positions at New York Times and Goldman Sachs.



Allen Lum, Information Technology Controls Validation Unit, AIG

Allen Lum is responsible for the Information Technology Controls SOX Compliance for the AIG Asset Management Group. Allen is a hands-on professional with extensive experience in Information Technology Risk and Security.  Over the past two years Allen has worked extensively with clients moving to the Cloud Computing Environment and implementing IT Risk and Security programs. Areas of work include compliance with the FFIEC IT Audit Standards, Cloud Security Alliance Control Standards, PCI, HIPPA and ISO 27001 Compliance. He is currently a contributing member of the Cloud Security Alliance -Mobile Devices group which is currently developing guidelines for BYOD - Mobile Devices - Policies and Standards. Allen holds a Master of Science from Pace University, a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from New York Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Louisiana. Allen is a CPA and holds the CISA and CISM certifications. He is an active member of OWASP New York Chapter and the NY Metro Chapter of the Information Security Audit and Control Association.



Richard Maathy, Director and Business Information Security Officer (BISO), DTCC

Currently BISO at DTCC, Richard Maathey has over 20 years of experience in technology and information security, public key infrastructure, policy management, risk management, risk governance and controls, disaster recovery, business continuity, security operations and security in the software development life cycle Prior to DTCC, Richard was Global BISO for 5 business units in 3 verticals within Experian Marketing Services.  Richard graduated from Pace University with an MS in Computer Science and from Hofstra University with a BS in Electrical Engineering. His security certifications include a CISM and CISSP.


David Masson, Country Manager, Darktrace  David Masson is Darktrace’s Country Manager for Canada and has over two decades of experience working in fast moving security and intelligence environments in the UK, Canada and world-wide. With skills developed in the civilian, military and diplomatic worlds, he has been influential in the efficient and effective resolution of various unique national security issues. Dave is an operational solutions expert and has a solid reputation across the UK and Canada for delivery tailored to customer needs. In recent years he has advised many government institutions on Insider Threat, helping them to reduce their vulnerability and level of risk. He holds a Master's degree from Edinburgh University.



Kathy Ortiz, Technology Risk and Cybersecurity Executive Kathy Ortiz has extensive financial services experience in all lines of defense:  information technology, risk and audit.  She held senior roles at GE Capital, AIG and JP Morgan Chase, covering technology audit, operational risk, and cybersecurity.  Highlights include:  successful remediation of a SOX significant deficiency in access controls; implementation of enhanced controls for higher risk data;  roll-out of risk and control framework components for key business and functional organizations;  and execution of cybersecurity efforts for a significant divestiture effort.  Most recently, as the CISO of GE Digital, she led the IT efforts for GDPR across GE. Prior to internal roles, Ms. Ortiz has international IT audit and risk consulting experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Arthur Andersen and Protiviti.  She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and holds an Operational Risk Management Certificate from PRMIA. Ms. Ortiz holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University.


Tyrone Paige, General Manager- Infrastructure Architecture & IT Security, JetBlue Airways
Tyrone Paige has over 20 years of experience establishing and executing on roadmaps aligning cloud-based and other emerging technologies with the overall vision, priorities and objectives of the business. Tyrone is experienced in leading globally distributed teams and collaborating closely with application, infrastructure, risk & compliance and key business stakeholders to translate requirements into practical, actionable strategies along with accurate resource estimates to automate processes and enhance performance, productivity, speed, efficiency and cost savings. Tyrone has been with JetBlue Airways since 2004; prior to JetBlue, Tyrone worked as an IT Architect at Avanade, created by a partnership between Accenture and Microsoft. Tyrone is an AWS Certified Developer- Associate and AWS Certified Solutions Architect- Associate. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Math/ Computer Science at Kean University.


David Pogemiller, Strategic Partnerships and Lighthouse Program, Forcepoint

David currently runs Forcepoint’s User & Data Security strategic partnerships and lighthouse account programs.  David joined Forcepoint from RedOwl Analytics where he was VP of Strategy and Partnerships.  Previously he had been VP of Customer Success where he was responsible for the successful delivery of RedOwl Platforms across both Information Security and Regulatory Surveillance customers.  Prior to RedOwl, David held various positions in Research and Product Strategy at Bridgewater Associates and Moody’s Analytics.



Andrew Taitt, Global Security Operations Manager, John Wiley and Sons

Andrew Taitt is currently Global Security Operations Manager at John WiIley and Sons. Prior to this, he was Cybersecurity Manager at JetBlue Airways, and prior to JetBlue, he held various positions at JP Morgan in Corproate Technology and Risk. Andrew received his BA from Syracuse University, as well as his MS in Information Management.



Moderator: Priscilla Tate, Executive Director, Technology Managers Forum

Priscilla Tate is the founder, president, and executive director of Technology Managers Forum (TechForum). Ms. Tate was a technology manager at Citibank, EF Hutton and Manufacturers Hanover prior to founding Technology Managers Forum in 1994, which has a current membership of over 800 IT managers in the New York area. Ms. Tate produces Security Forum, an invitation-only conference held twice yearly in New York City. In addition to moderating TechForum events, Ms. Tate has moderated panels at other industry events, including the Computerworld Premier 100 and the RSA Conference in San Francisco. She has served as a judge for the SC Awards for 2017 and 2018, and was a judgfe for the GSMS Awards in the category of Best Mobile Service or App for the Enterprise from 2012-2016. Ms. Tate graduated from Duke University with a BA in History and an MA in Art History. She also studied at the Freie Universitat in Berlin with a scholarship administered by the Fulbright commission. She was a Columbia Fellow and did graduate work at Columbia University.

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