Don Devine is a senior information security, privacy, regulatory compliance, audit, and risk management leader for Fortune 500 companies. Don works with senior executives to prioritize security needs in accordance with the organization's financial constraints and directives. He is also an experienced presenter in advising senior management on cyber security risks and regulatory issues.
Don currently holds CISSP, CISM, CISA, and CRISC designations and is the Senior Director, World Wide Information Security and Compliance (CISO) for Aspect Software. Aspect is the world’s leading enterprise cloud contact center and workforce optimization solution.
Laszlo is a recognized senior executive with over twenty-five years of progressive experience in business and information technology. He is responsible for helping organizations, corporate and non-profit alike, navigate the digital frontier advising on cyber security, IT risk mitigation, and building digital technology strategies that drive performance and business value. He has experience across a number of industries advising senior executives, developing security strategies, evaluating IT risk and spearheading critical security projects for senior leadership.
A member of Infragard, ISSA and ISACA, he serves as Chair of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Executive Council, Executive Vice President for the Chicago chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) as well as the boards of Society for Information Management (SIM) and Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF). In early 2016, he helped form the SIM national Cybersecurity SIG for senior technology leaders and continues to serve as Programming Lead.
He is an invited guest speaker at professional associations, industry conferences and universities providing thought leadership on the state of cyber security, mitigating technology risk, and implementing project management best practices.
Laszlo holds a Bachelor of Science Commerce degree in Operations Management from DePaul University and is a certified CISSP security professional.
Mike Maier has played a pivotal role in shaping technology in the cities or companies he has served throughout his career. Mike has undertaken bold initiatives in bringing technology to the citizenry through focus group meetings and public/private partnership to help close the digital divide. Mike possesses a wide range of knowledge in all areas of municipal operations.
Mike currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a city with a residential population of approximately 175,000, 12 million annual tourists, and an area of approximately 36 square miles. Fort Lauderdale is also home to Florida’s deepest port and sits in the pathway of many tropical storms and hurricanes, located just 25 miles north of Miami.
Margaret Mitchell is a full-stack IT leader with extensive experience leading global teams in the development and implementation of digital products for both mobile and web. She has overseen the deployment of complex business intelligence, big data, analytics and database solutions, and led the bootstrap of a profitable startup from within a large corporation.
Margaret is currently the Vice President of Research and Development at Resonea, Inc., a medical device company focused on sleep disorder diagnostic and remediation software and equipment.
Dr. Shawn Murray is President/CEO at Murray Security Services and is assigned to the United States Missile Defense Agency as a Principal Scientist. He is assigned as a Senior Cyber Security Professional and is an officer in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol. His previous assignments include work with the U.S. Army Cyber Command in Europe, U.S. Air Force and with Commercial Industry in various roles in Information Assurance and Cyber Security. Dr. Murray has worked with NSA, FBI, CIA and the U.S. Defense and State Departments on various Cyber initiatives.
Dr. Murray has several industry recognized certifications to include the C|CISO, CISSP and CRISC. He holds several degrees to include an Applied Doctorate in Computer Science with a concentration in Enterprise Information Systems. Dr. Murray was elected to the International Board of Directors for the Information Systems Security Association in 2016. He is a professional member of IEEE, ACM, ISSA, ISC2 and is an FBI Infragard program partner.
Dr. Suku Nair is the director of the AT&T Center for Virtualization at SMU, Dallas. He is a University Distinguished Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the Lyle School of Engineering (past chair 2008-2016). He is also the founder of the Cyber Security program at SMU, which currently enjoys the NSA/DHS Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Cyber Defense designation.
Dr. Nair’s research interests include Software Defined Networks, Virtualization Technologies, and Cyber Security. His research is supported through funds from NSF, NSA/DHS, NIST, ONR, and various industry including Lockheed Martin, Alcatel, Raytheon, IBM, AT&T, and Google.
Dr. Nair has been a consultant to various IT, Telecom, Retail, and Cyber Security Companies. Some of his recent awards include the Dallas 500 award and CIO/CTO award for Outstanding Tech Advocate from the D CEO magazine, SMU Ford Research Fellowship, IBM faculty award, Distinguished University Citizen Award, and the University Distinguished Professorship.
Caren Shiozaki is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for TMST, Inc., a mortgage company based in Santa Fe, NM. The company is currently in Chapter 11. Due to the company’s circumstance, in addition to the usual CIO duties, she focuses on cybersecurity, risk management, and information governance. She is responsible for litigation support projects involving large-scale data management and forensic data analysis. Prior to TMST, Ms. Shiozaki was Vice President and CIO for Belo Corp, one of the nation’s largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets headquartered in Dallas, TX. She has extensive experience in both technologies and business roles at American Express and Bank of America. Ms. Shiozaki is Vice Chair of the SIM National Board of Directors and is a member of the Dallas and Arizona chapters. She is the founder of SIM’s national Cybersecurity Special Interest Group. She holds ISACA’s CGEIT certification and is also a certified e-Discovery Specialist.
Cathy Tran is a master’s student at the University of Texas at Dallas studying Information Technology and Systems and an incoming Information Security Project Analyst at Visa, Inc.
Cathy has focused her research on the future of user-centered authentication models (i.e. passwords) and how technologies such as blockchain and machine learning will be instrumental in securing our lives moving forward.