With a 20+ career in the OT cybersecurity space, Brad is a seasoned security executive and technology subject matter advisor. With deep experience as a global market-shaper in industrial cybersecurity services and solutions, he specializes in next-generation defensive network infrastructures used in mission-critical, dynamic, and technologically leading environments. Brad joined Accenture in December 2017, after spending time as an executive with a top-tier, adversarial cybersecurity services firm, leading their industrial consulting and advisory practice. Prior to late 2013, Brad spend 13+ years with Rockwell Automation, where he was responsible for global industrial security services, industrial security products and platforms, and global business risk management as Chief Security Advisor. Brad is uniquely skilled in embedded, (I)IoT and industrial disciplines, having diverse experience across verticals, businesses, technology and security. He has a track record of enabling business excellence by amplifying client strengths. His experience as a CTO, SVP, executive, researcher, engineer, penetration tester, and red team operator provide a unique perspective not often found in industry. Brad is an active CISSP and CISM; a US Marine Veteran; and a holder of ten (10) US patents in industrial cloud, security, and big data, with an addition six (7) patents pending.
Jesper has delivered organizational footprint and technology strategies within Element design and Mould Manufacturing - establishing Engineering centers in LEGO manufacturing sites in Mexico and Denmark. Responsibilities include delivering innovation to support product development and leading engineering on manufacturing sites. During his work Jesper has profound focus on how IoT can support his visions and enable the future – a true IOT-technology evangelist. He has worked for LEGO in several roles. 1) Responsibility for R&D in Packaging and Processing (Decorations and Assembly) product line. 2) Responsibilities for product development execution for LEGO DUPLO , LEGO Games , LEGO Technic , LEGO Hero Factory - leading development teams through design, sourcing and marketing process from concept to finished product. 3) establishing logistics strategy, delivered turn around results in increasing differentiated services and reducing costs by e.g. outsourcing, consolidating sites and redefining logistic service offering.
Charles Givre recently joined JP Morgan Chase works as a data scientist and technical product manager in the cybersecurity and technology controls group. Prior to joining JP Morgan, Mr. Givre worked as a lead data scientist for Deutsche Bank. Mr. Givre worked as a Senior Lead Data Scientist for Booz Allen Hamilton for seven years where he worked in the intersection of cyber security and data science. At Booz Allen, Mr. Givre worked on one of Booz Allen's largest analytic programs where he led data science efforts and worked to expand the role of data science in the program. Mr. Givre is passionate about teaching others data science and analytic skills and has taught data science classes all over the world at conferences, universities and for clients. He is a sought-after speaker and has delivered presentations at major industry conferences such as Strata-Hadoop World, Open Data Science Conference and others. One of Mr. Givre's research interests is increasing the productivity of data science and analytic teams, and towards that end, he has been working extensively to promote the use of Apache Drill in security applications and is a committer and PMC Member for the Drill project. Mr. Givre teaches online classes for O'Reilly about Drill and Security Data Science and is a coauthor for the O'Reilly book Learning Apache Drill. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Mr. Givre, worked as a counterterrorism analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency for five years. Mr. Givre holds a Masters Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Brandeis University, as well as a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor's of Music both from the University of Arizona. He speaks French reasonably well, plays trombone, lives in Baltimore with his family and in his non-existant spare time, is restoring a classic British sports car. Mr. Givre blogs at thedataist.com and tweets @cgivre.
Since 2005 Sharon has worked globally with companies from a single location to Fortune 50 providing consulting and advisory services around their security and compliance initiatives. Sharon’s past work has spanned a broad security spectrum as a principal security consultant, auditor, and advisor. Sharon has taught Security+ certification courses and cybersecurity fundamentals and enjoys helping those new to the cybersecurity understand their career options. As a conference speaker and Webinar guest, Sharon often speaks on leadership, career, and diversity within the cybersecurity industry. Sharon received her BBA in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University and her Masters in Forensic Science, High Technology Crimes from The George Washington University. Sharon is currently a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified CISO (CCISO). She has previously held the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI-QSA) certifications.
Upendra Mardikar serves as Chief Security Officer at Snap Finance. Prior to that he was Vice President within the Technology organization at American Express, where he was responsible for security strategy, architecture, engineering and application security. In this capacity, Upendra led the development of strategic security architecture and provides engineering guidance for advanced security solutions. His team also creates risk-based approaches to developing and driving the maturity of Information Security-as-a Service across the enterprise. A seasoned executive in the areas of security, Artificial Intelligence, distributed ledger technologies (DLTs), risk, engineering and product delivery, Upendra is known as a creative and passionate leader with deep technical expertise in securing legacy systems, as well as cloud and big data platforms and advanced machine learning. He has more than 20 years of experience conceptualizing, building, scaling and leading security teams in locations worldwide. Prior to joining American Express in 2014, he held executive positions at Visa and PayPal. Over the course of his career, Upendra’s expertise and innovative thinking have been recognized with more than 95 patents issued and pending.
Karthik Srivathsa is a vice president of Healthcare engineering at Rauland-Borg Corporation, leading the development of enterprise nurse call system platforms and IT applications for the acute care and long-term care markets. He is the technical co-chair of the NEMA 3SB-2 industry group and leading the modernization of the nurse call standard. Additionally, he is an STP member and task group lead driving changes to the UL 2900-2-1 (healthcare cybersecurity) ANSI/UL 1069 (acute care nurse call) and ANSI/UL 2560 (assisted /independent living emergency call systems) standards. He holds a masters in electrical engineering from LSU, masters in engineering management, and a masters in business administration from the Kellogg school of management at Northwestern University. He is passionate about engineering solutions to IoMT/IoT issues relating to medical device interoperability, applications of machine learning to healthcare analytics, wireless communications, and interconnectivity of medical devices to the cloud. Karthik Srivathsa is a vice president of Healthcare engineering at Rauland-Borg Corporation, leading the development of enterprise nurse call system platforms and IT applications for the acute care and long-term care markets. He is the technical co-chair of the NEMA 3SB-2 industry group and leading the modernization of the nurse call standard. Additionally, he is an STP member and task group lead driving changes to the UL 2900-2-1 (healthcare cybersecurity) ANSI/UL 1069 (acute care nurse call) and ANSI/UL 2560 (assisted /independent living emergency call systems) standards. He holds a master's in electrical engineering from LSU, masters in engineering management and a master's in business administration from the Kellogg school of management at Northwestern University. He is passionate about engineering solutions to IoMT/IoT issues relating to medical device interoperability, applications of machine learning to healthcare analytics, wireless communications, and interconnectivity of medical devices to the cloud.
Partner, EY Global Advisory Cyber Architecture, Engineering & Emerging Technology Leader/ Piotr is the Global Architecture Engineering & Emerging Technologies Security Leader. As the Global AEET Leader, he is responsible for Security Architecture, as well as security offering and capabilities of Emerging Technologies such as: OT/IoT, AI, RPA, Blockchain, Cloud, SAP, MS. Globally recognized leader in Critical Infrastructure security and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security, Piotr is the co-founder of the Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) Team at EY. Co-author of a book regarding Critical Infrastructure and numerous publications regarding ICS/SCADA security published (e.g. Harvard Business Review). He participates in the creation of international OT/IoT and cybersecurity standards, supports various governments in critical infrastructure protection and has contributed to current regulations, methods and standards. Speaker at numerous conferences related to CI regulations. University Lecturer on Protection of Industrial Control Systems. Acts as Independent CI Expert in various initiatives globally.
Randy is the one of the architects of the OPC UA specification and the chair of the OPC UA Security Working Group. Randy has 30 years’ of experience working with various types of distributed systems used in industrial automation. Randy has been an active contributor to OPC specifications for the last 18 years and has developed numerous OPC based solutions for different industrial automation companies.
Huzefa Saifee – Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Digital Business - Huzefa Saifee is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Digital Business Services and also heads the IoT CoE at Happiest Minds. He has over 24 years of extensive technical and management experience. His expertise and interest lies in building niche global technology products across multiple areas like Multimedia and Communication technologies, Broadband modem, Set-top Box, Triple play Gateway, IoT, Complex Hardware and Portable components across multiple platforms, etc.
Mr. Rivera has led a successful global career in the automation industry working in six countries, most often in a regional or global role. Since March 2015 he has been the CEO of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA). In this position he has worked to advance the system integration industry by expanding the adoption of the CSIA Best Practices and by helping members recognize emerging trends and pursue associated business development opportunities. The CSIA Best Practices help independent system integrators build better companies.
Mr. Rivera holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and Lic (MS) and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica. He is fluent in Spanish, English, German, with a basic level of French.
Dr. Christoph Schmierer, Manager at BearingPoint Experienced industry management and technology consultant at BearingPoint with focus on Industry 4.0 / IoT strategies and their technological implementation at manufacturing companies. Christoph is experienced in developing cost optimization strategies for production as well as in developing digital services to generate new revenue streams for manufacturing companies (e.g. predictive maintenance and quality applications). Another focus is on digital product twins to improve service quality and accelerate innovation cycles through machine data from the usage phase of production machines. Technologically, he is experienced in the use of Edge, Cloud, - Artificial Intelligence technologies. Prior to BearingPoint, Christoph worked for an international IT system integrator and carried out projects for manufacturing companies in the IIoT area. Prior to that, Christoph leds R&D projects in the field of microsystems technology with the goal of enabling new IoT solutions
Anand Kumar V brings in more than 15 years of experience in the area of IT Security across multiple domains like Advanced Security monitoring services, IOT/OT security, Data Security, Cloud Security and Infrastructure Security. Prior to joining Happiest Minds, Anand has worked with HCL Technologies in different roles/initiatives for its Cyber Security Services, like Large security transformation, Security T&T head for UK, Security Solutions Head for EMEA, and more. At Happiest Minds, Anand, is working on building new services and business development of Cybersecurity practice. His recent work includes establishing SOC 2.0 services, Retail specific security services, building Security Automation and Collaborative threat Intelligence as service for seamless consumption by customers. Is currently focusing on developing cloud security framework and OT security and its integration with IT. Anand is an engineering graduate from BIT-Bangalore, India. Anand is very passionate about motorcycles; he loves travelling, cooking, painting and Netflixing when not working.
Dr. Wandrekar has more than 23 years of experience in IT, information security and pharma sector. Along with his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy he has a doctorate in Chemistry. He also holds the CISA, CISSP, CISM, ITIL, BS7799 LA & Implementation certifications. He is also winner of Future CIO and NextCSO as well as ‘Infosec Maestros” awards. He has been a panelist at many conferences including the India Cyber Security Summit and India Tech Conclave. He has previously worked for Price Waterhouse and Tech Mahindra where he was involved in leading numerous auditing and consulting assignments.
Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he directs the standards requirements and technology & security priorities for the Industrial Internet. In that role, he coordinates the activities of the several engineering, architecture, security and testbed working groups and teams.
Spiros Liolis is a Chief Technologist with 20+ years of multi-discipline, multi-national experience in Digital Transformation, Intelligent Automation, GRC and Business Continuity & Cybersecurity. He has led initiatives to create break through solutions, innovations, early technology adoptions and working on patent-candidate solutions. Spiros, is certified with CISSP, CISM, CISA, CGEIT, ISO27001 Lead Auditor, has led some of the largest DX projects in EMEA, AsiaPac and USA, for clients in Financial, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, O&G, and comes with excellent knowledge of industry solutions, emerging technologies, and trends.
Rishi Bharadwaj currently serves as PCTEL’s Chief Operating Officer managing company’s Engineering, Manufacturing Operations and Product line Management functions. Rishi Bharadwaj most recently served as PCTEL’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Connected Solutions segment, which included the company’s antenna product lines and wireless product development capabilities for Industrial IoT connectivity devices . Previously, he led Connected Solutions sales, strategic development, and product management and the company’s patent licensing efforts. Prior to PCTEL, Rishi held several RF and software engineering roles, developing data collection and data analytics tools for the cellular industry at SAFCO Technologies, Inc. and then at Agilent Technologies, which acquired SAFCO. Rishi holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He holds a patent for measuring data quality in wireless communication networks
Kate has been in technology for over two decades with her primary focus being cyber security. She earned her Masters of Science in Information Security; from Nova Southeastern University, with a curriculum developed by the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense, dealing specifically with reducing vulnerabilities in the national information infrastructure, writing her thesis in securing the electrical grid for North America. The last five years, Kate has focused on the NextGen SOC, with the integration of events from IoT and IIoT. Additionally, Kate has her CISSP and has worked with the Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee CIPC for North American Electric Reliability Corporation NERC and has presented at the IEEE Smart Grid CyberSecurity Workshop and NERC Roundtables specifically about securing the supply chain (NERC CIP 13). She has also worked with other government agencies, written white papers, and helped architect solutions relevant to the Purdue Model.
Harshad in his role as the group CISO for Future group, works very closely with IT and Business teams ensuring Information Security being part of integral business processes. Prior to Future group he has worked with Capgemini, L&T Finance, NSE Tech, Wipro Technologies. He has more than 17 years of experience in IT & OT Security which include Application and Infra Security experience. He has worked in the various domain which includes Retail, BFSI, Manufacturing and Security Consulting. He has also implemented enterprise security solutions to detect Advance Threat, Assess OT environment for continuous Vulnerability Monitoring, Secure remote access, and Network segmentation, Data leak Prevention. He has hands-on experience in defining stratergy and operationalising and implementing security process and technologies, Good experience in OT security consulting and control implementation as well. He is persuing his PhD in cyber security and an active Rotarian. He has been conferred with many prestigious awards.
Jack is Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Armis. He has an extensive background in enterprise security including endpoint security, network security, and IoT security. Prior to Armis, Jack held senior marketing positions at CloudPassage, ForeScout, McAfee, and Trend Micro. Jack has an MBA from Freeman School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University.