There is a difference between knowing what to do and how to do it in a way that works in the real world. We have personally invited speakers and panelists that have a depth of knowledge and experience to share on the subjects you care about.

Keep checking back as we continue to add more exciting talent to the event.

Scheduled to Appear

Gary Rowe

CEO and Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Gary helps companies turn strategy into reality. Whether it’s on the technical side where his depth of knowledge on subjects like identity, blockchain, IoT, privacy and several others, or on the business side in areas such as innovation, new business models, and organizational transformation, people seek Gary’s counsel.

His track record of helping enterprises successfully apply core infrastructure technology is reflected in his success in building businesses, including his latest, TechVision Research.  


Jamie Lewis

Venture Partner, Rain Capital, Former CEO/Research Chair, Burton Group

Jamie encourages others to challenge ideas, not people. Jamie has studied and influenced core infrastructure technologies for more than 25 years. He was founder and CEO of Burton Group, an enterprise IT research and advisory firm, which Gartner acquired in 2009. Subsequently, he began working with startups through angel investing. He joined Rain Capital as a Venture Partner in 2018.


Bob Blakley

Global Director of Information Security Innovation, Citibank

If you want to understand Information Security, Risk, Identity and Privacy, ask Bob Blakley. In addition to his work at Citi, he’s a member of the National Academy of Science’s Forum on Cyber Resilience, and is an organizer of the ACSA New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW). He is the author of, “CORBASecurity: An Introduction to Safe Computing with Objects,” published by Addison-Wesley. Bob holds twenty patents in cryptography and information security, and he publishes regularly in the academic literature on information security and privacy.

Eve Maler

VP of Innovation & Emerging Technology, ForgeRock 

People who want to understand digital identity seek out Eve Maler. Eve co-invented the SAML and XML standards. As part of ForgeRock’s Office of the CTO, Eve drives privacy and consent innovation.  Maler founded, and leads, the User-Managed Access (UMA) industry standard efforts. With the knowledge from this community, she guides ForgeRock’s implementation of UMA into the company’s identity and access solutions. She also directs the company’s engagement with interoperability standards, including Health Relationship Trust (HEART), and private forums such as Open Banking.

Karen Hobert

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Karen helps organizations eradicate workplace rigidity that is killing their ability to be agile, fast and innovative.

She has deep experience the digital transformation areas of content services, collaboration, messaging, social, information security, cloud platforms, and web services. 


Doug Simmons

Managing Director, TechVision Research

Doug helps companies get IT security, risk management, and identity and access management (IAM) right in an accelerating and ever-changing digital landscape.

Doug has helped hundreds of large enterprise clients in multiple vertical industries including financial services, health care, higher education, federal and state government, manufacturing, aerospace, energy, utilities, and critical infrastructure.

Archie Reed

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Archie helps companies reliably create and deliver strategy faster. Having developed and delivered solutions ranging from startups with fundamental MVP goals through to global enterprises deliver SaaS and Business Process Automation solutions globally with three 9’s reliability. Archie helps make the right calls to deliver success.

Patrick McClory

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Patrick helps enterprises thrive in the cloud. Patrick specializes in applying his high-scale automation and iterative application development experience to help our customers build and grow, bigger and faster. He helps enterprises move not only their infrastructure, but their strategies and plans to the cloud. From cloud-native design to cost-conscious implementation, Patrick helps you strategize, plan, implement and run the technology that powers your business.

Fred Cohen

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Fred helps companies define and manage risk. Dr. Fred Cohen is widely considered to be one of the leading security/risk experts in the world. He is best known as the person that defined the term “computer virus” and inventor of the most widely used computer virus defense techniques. He has authored over 200 published research articles, authored several books and established Masters and Ph.D. security programs now part of Webster University. His combination of management, technical, and communication skills, allows him to effectively bridge the gap between decision makers and implementers. With almost 40 years of experience and a global reputation for integrity, accuracy, and innovation, Fred Cohen is widely considered one of the world’s leading authorities in information protection and risk management.

Sorell Slaymaker

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Sorell helps companies communicate and collaborate effectively and securely. He is an accomplished IT Architect with a focus on network, security, and communications architecture and he specializes in IT Architecture – Network Architecture, SIP Trunking, Contact Centers, Unified Communications, and Security Architecture. With decades of experience in retail, insurance and healthcare sectors, and deep knowledge in security and advanced communications platforms, Sorell is a most sought-after resource.

Dan Blum

Managing Partner and Principal Consultant, Security Architects Partners

People turn to Dan to help them solve the most complex issues they have in security and identity. An internationally-recognized expert in security, privacy, cloud computing and identity management he develops Security Architects Partners’ business partnerships, creates content and leads consulting engagements. Formerly, he was a Golden Quill award-winning VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner and one of the founding partners of Burton Group. As a Principal Consultant at Security Architects Partners and formerly at Gartner, he has led or contributed to projects on security or digital identity strategy, architecture, risk management programs, risk assessments, and policy/process development.

Recently honored as a Privacy by Design Ambassador, he’s authored 2 books, written for numerous publications and participated in standards groups such as CSA, ISACA, OASIS and others.

Don Thibeau

President and Chairman; Open Identity Exchange

Don is President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX), a non-profit, technology agnostic, organization of global leaders from the private and public sectors. OIX is a test bed for business, legal and governance best practices and policies and operates the OIXnet registry. Don is Co-Chairman of OIX UK/Europe and the Co-Chair of the OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods (Trust Elevation) Technical Committee. Don is also the Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, a standards development organization. The foundation’s membership includes leaders from across industry sectors and governments that collaborate on the development, adoption and deployment of open identity standards.

Christopher Hills

Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Senior Solutions Architect, BeyondTrust

Christopher L Hills has more than 15 years’ experience as a Senior Security and Architecture Engineer operating in highly sensitive environments. Chris is a military veteran of the United States Navy and started with BeyondTrust after his most recent role leading a Privileged Access Management (PAM) team as a Technical Director within a Fortune 500 organization. In his current position, he currently has responsibilities as a Senior Solutions Architect consulting on PAM implementations and reports to the Office of the CTO as an acting Deputy CTO. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family on the water with their 32-foot speedboat in the summer and taking to the sand dunes and off-roading in the winter.

Bernard Harguindeguy

Chief Technology Officer & Sr. VP , Ping Identity

Bernard joined Ping by way of the Elastic Beam acquisition, where he was the founder and CEO. Elastic Beam built the first hybrid cloud solution that used advanced AI techniques to deliver deep visibility into API activity and stop cyberattacks. Most recently he was Chairman, President and CEO at Atlantis Computing (award-winning storage optimization software) and the CEO of Green Border which was acquired by Google. Bernard was also the Chairman of Booshaka acquired by Sprinkler, Chairman of Norskale acquired by Citrix, Chairman of BorderWare acquired by WatchGuard, Board Member at Sygate Technologies acquired by Symantec. Bernard earned a MS in Engineering Management from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Irvine where he was inducted into the Engineering Hall of Fame.

Rich Mendola

Enterprise Chief Information Officer, Emory University

MendolaIn his CIO roles over the past 20 years, Rich has helped some of the top higher education and healthcare organizations improve and secure their IT services.  Building on his early career as a faculty member in the health sciences, Rich has always tried to balance the perspectives of academic researchers, clinicians and IT professionals.  Over his career, Rich has represented these interests on the advisory boards of some of the world largest technology companies, including Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft and Verizon.


In addition to his CIO role at Emory, Rich currently serves as the president and chairman of the RHEDcloud foundation, a not-for-profit consortium focused on securing cloud computing for research, education and healthcare.

Jenna Morton

Identity & Access Management Lead, Sempra Utilities

Jenna Morton leads the Identity & Access Management program at Sempra Utilities.  At Sempra, Jenna manages the IAM Operations team and multiple initiatives to improve the end user experience with strong Identity & Access Management practices.  She is passionate about working with different areas of the business to identify challenges and implement solutions that improve business processes and increase operational efficiencies.

Jenna has spent the past decade of her career in numerous roles in the IAM space ranging from consulting, system administration, project management, and program management.

Andy Smith

Vice President of Marketing, Centrify Corporation

Andy is a veteran of 30 years in the high tech industry in Silicon Valley. Currently responsible for Centrify’s demand generation, brand and go to market strategy. Andy has spent the majority of his time in Security, most recently as Sr Director of Product Management for Oracle responsible for their Identity & Security offerings. Andy is a veteran of several security startups including VP of Product Management at Bitzer Mobile that was acquired by Oracle and governance provider Virsa Systems that was acquired by SAP. Andy’s security background includes stints at ActivIdentity and Veridicom.

Andy is a frequent speaker on technology and security at industry events around the globe. Andy has a MBA from Santa Clara University and Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Occidental College. ”Shaping solutions that users love and solve real customer problems is what drives me.”

Wade Ellery

Director, Solutions Architects, Radiant Logic

Wade has extensive experience in enterprise IT direct and channel software, and services, sales and management. He has in-depth knowledge and experience in enterprise IAM, IAG, risk and compliance and IT security challenges.

Ankur Patel

Principal Program Manager; Microsoft

Ankur Patel leads Growth for Identity @ Microsoft. In recent times, he has led the effort for connecting LinkedIn, the world’s leading professional graph and Office 365, the world’s leading productivity graph. Currently, Ankur leads Microsoft’s efforts for a new form of identity for users to own and control their identity and associated data, powered with technology provided by Microsoft to empower everyone to achieve more.

Ian Glazer

VP Product Management / Founder; Salesforce / IDPro

Ian Glazer is the Vice President for Identity Product Management, at Salesforce. His responsibilities include leading the product management team, product strategy and identity standards work. Prior to that, he was a research vice president and agenda manager on the Identity and Privacy Strategies team at Gartner where he oversaw the team’s research. He is the founder and president of IDPro, the professional organization for digital identity management. He was also a founding member of the Management Council and Board of Directors for the US Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG). During his decade plus time in the identity industry he has co-authored a patent on federated user provisioning, co-authored the Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) Version 2 specification, contributed to the System for Cross Domain Identity Management (SCIM) Version 2 specification, and is a noted blogger, speaker, and photographer of his socks.

Gerry Gebel

VP Business Development, Axiomatics

Gerry is the VP of Business Development at Axiomatics, and in this role he supports our sales, marketing, customer support and product teams by managing strategic partnerships and alliances Prior to joining Axiomatics, Gebel was vice president and service director for Burton Group’s identity management practice. Gebel authored or contributed to more than 70 reports and articles on topics such as authorization, federation, identity and access governance, user provisioning and other IAM topics. In addition, Gebel has nearly 15 years experience in the financial services industry including architecture development, engineering, integration, and support of Internet, distributed, and mainframe systems.

Pamela Dingle

Director of Identity Standards; Microsoft

Pamela Dingle has 15 years of experience in implementation and architecture of identity standards for web access management, provisioning, and federation. As Director of Identity Standards at Microsoft, Pamela leads a team of experts dedicated to collaboration within the industry to imagine, author, and drive adoption of identity standards including single sign-on, API security, next generation credentials, authentication, and decentralized identity.

Sonny Dasgupta

Head of Product Marketing | Customer Data Cloud (Gigya) at SAP

Sonny is the head of product marketing for SAP Customer Data Cloud from Gigya. He is a seasoned veteran with over 12 years of B2B sales and marketing experience. Before joining the SAP Customer Data Cloud, Sonny led Product Marketing at HPE/Micro Focus for their Cybersecurity portfolio. Earlier in his career, he spent almost nine years at SAP, executing marketing strategies and demand gen programs to build market presence for SAP’s GRC, IAM and Mobile solutions.

Dan Gisolfi

CTO Decentralized Identity, Blockchain Technologies, IBM

Dan is client-facing Distinguished Executive Engineer. He is a passionate industry advocate for repairing the internet’s missing identity layer. He works with clients and industry advocates towards the maturation of an infrastructure of digital trust in support of decentralized identity solutions. As CTO of IBM’s Decentralized Identity strategy and product development efforts his passion for decentralized identity is illustrated by his actives within the Sovrin and DIF Foundations. He is an innovation agent that thrives on stewarding the incubation of novel business and technology concepts through all phases of the technology adoption lifecycle.

Dan drives the development and execution of a decentralized identity strategy that spans multiple business units (Security, Cloud, Blockchain) for both citizen and corporate interactions. This endeavor includes the design and development of a cloud-based offering for all identity stakeholders as well as the creation of devops tools that streamline the delivery of credential lifecycle management solutions. He also works with legal and business stakeholders on GDPR compliance using governance frameworks for public identity utilities.

Vibhuti Ranjan Sinha

Chief Cloud Officer,Saviynt

As Saviynt’s Chief Cloud Officer, Vibhuti Sinha, is the owner of Saviynt’s cloud platform and products of Saviynt. As the owner of Saviynt’s cloud platform, he is responsible to deliver Saviynt’s IGA and cloud security offerings as services to its customers across the globe. He is also responsible for the strategy and innovation of products to secure various cloud providers, cloud applications and platforms. He has 16+ years of experience in defining security vision and roadmap, building security solutions, defining IAM strategy and implementing large scale security platforms for Fortune 500 organizations.

Jackson Shaw

VP, Product Management, FORCEPOINT

Jackson Shaw is Forcepoint’s Vice-President of Product Management responsible for our cloud and network security products and solutions. Prior to joining Forcepoint, Jackson was the vice-president of product management at One Identity, a leading provider of identity and access management solutions. He has held positions at Quest Software, Dell Sonicwall, Dell Software Group along with over five years at Microsoft in product management roles that spanned security, Active Directory, Microsoft Identity Manager and Windows Server. Jackson began his identity management and security career as an early employee at Toronto-based Zoomit Corp., the pioneer in the development of meta-directory products, who Microsoft acquired in 1999.

You can follow him via on Twitter: @JacksonShaw

Todd Etchieson

Senior Director of Product for Akamai Identity Cloud

Todd Etchieson is Senior Director of Product for Akamai Identity Cloud (formerly Janrain) where he leads Product Management, Training, and Documentation. He has 27 years of experience as an engineer, product marketer, and product manager in high tech environments including telecommunications, embedded systems, IT, surveillance systems, and SaaS software and analytics. Prior to Akamai, Todd was Vice President of Client-Side Analytics at New Relic, where he led product management for New Relic’s Mobile, Browser, and Synthetics products as well as the product business platform and internal analytics. He has held executive and leadership positions at Flir Systems, Nike, and RadiSys Corporation and spent fourteen years in multiple positions with Nortel Networks. Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University.

Art Poghosyan

Founder & CEO, Britive Inc.

Art has spent nearly two decades of his professional career in Information Security. Starting out as a consultant with a Big 4 firm, Art spent eight years serving global enterprises across a variety of industries. In 2010, Art co-founded Advancive, a market leading brand for Identity & Access Management (IAM) consulting and solutions implementation. Art led the company’s exponential growth and eventual acquisition by Optiv Security. Art built and launched Optiv’s first managed IAM service offering focused on Privileged Access Management (PAM). Art left Optiv last year to start his next business venture, Britive, where he is serving as the CEO. Art is a frequent industry contributor, recognized for sponsorships and speaking engagements at events such as Identiverse, RSA Charge, ISSA LA Summit, and ISACA Orange County conference. He is a regular volunteer and contributor at (ISC)2 CISSP and ISSAP certification exam development workshops.

Malcolm Harkins

Chief Security and Trust Office, Cymatic

Malcolm Harkins is the Chief Security and Trust Officer for Cymatic.  He is responsible for enabling business growth through trusted infrastructure, systems, and business processes. Including all aspects of information risk and security, as well as security and privacy policy. Also responsible for peer outreach activities to drive improvement across the world in the understanding of cyber risks and best practices to manage and mitigate those risks. Key areas of focus include the ethics around technology risk, social responsibility, total cost of controls, and driving more industry accountability. He is also an independent board member and advisor to organizations.  He is also an executive coach to CISOs and others in a wide variety of information risk roles.

Sari Ratican

Attorney at Law at Perkins Coie LLP

Sari Heller Ratican’s global privacy and data protection practice focuses on providing practical advice tailored to each client’s unique needs. Her advice reflects her extensive in-house experience as the first Chief Privacy Officer for Amgen, Inc., the world’s largest biotechnology company, where she built and implemented the company’s global privacy program across more than 75 countries. In addition to implementing Amgen’s privacy program globally, Sari also was instrumental in strategically implementing privacy and data protection considerations and controls throughout the company’s matrixed environment including its commercial, clinical, customer experience, and digital health functions.

Sari is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (EU and US) and has been actively involved in several global privacy and data protection organizations including the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium, and the International Medical Device Privacy Consortium.

Gary Zimmerman

CMO and Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Gary is an experienced executive that helps companies deliver new offers and expand markets.  His track record includes launching four companies, twenty-plus products, building and leading high-performance organizations in both marketing and SaaS development, and generating millions in sales.

Steeped in technology having led marketing, business development, product management, large-scale software development, and operational efforts in several global enterprises including AT&T, Marubeni, Infonet, and Neustar.

Swaroop Sham

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Security, Okta

Swaroop Sham is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Security at Okta. His main focus areas include Multi-factor Authentication, Adaptive Authentication, and Security Integrations. He recently joined Okta, bringing with him over 10 years of experience in cybersecurity. He previously worked at Sift Science, Proofpoint, FireEye and F5 Networks. Swaroop has a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. 

Alex Weinert

Director of Identity Security at Microsoft

 Alex is the Director of Identity Security at Microsoft. Billions of users sign in to millions of apps almost 20B times a day on our identity platform; the Identity Security team protects them from unauthorized access, account takeover, and abuse. If you have signed into Xbox, Skype, Outlook, Office 365, Azure, any number of our B2C sites or organizations using Azure AD, we’re the team standing between you and the hackers. In addition to detection, investigation and response, ISP delivers Azure AD Identity Protection, Conditional Access, Multi-Factor-Authentication, and the Microsoft Authenticator app, as well as a host of enterprise and consumer account defense systems. Prior to his current role, Alex previously served in a variety of engineering and product management roles on products such as MSN, Visual Studio, Xbox, and Identity related products like Active Directory and Microsoft Identity Manager. Outside of work, Alex is passionate about interfacing with various humans, making stuff, sailing and music.

Andrew Nash

Managing Vice President of Identity Services; Capital One

Andrew Nash is the Managing Vice President of Identity Services at Capital One. He joined Capital One in 2018, following the company’s acquisition of Confyrm—a startup focused on developing leading edge identity fraud detection and alerting systems, including identity validation and contraindication mechanisms. Prior to founding Confyrm, Andrew developed consumer identity vetting and verified information systems as CTO for Trulioo. In this role, he investigated and developed alternative identity validation services for online establishment of real world identities. Formerly, Andrew was Director of Identity Services at Google, operating the largest consumer identity provider in the world at that time, managing over billion consumer and enterprise identities. As Senior Director of Consumer Identity at PayPal, he managed over 350 million identities validated for use in financial services, complying with US Banking, AML and anti- terrorist funding requirements. As Director of Technologies at RSA Security, Andrew worked on a wide range of identity and security systems. A leader in PKI and Web-Services markets, he has co-authored numerous Web Services security specifications and is author of a book on Public Key Infrastructure. Andrew was a founding board member at the OpenID Foundation, the Open Identity eXchange (OIX) and the Information Card Foundation. In 2006, he was recognized by InfoWorld as one of the “Top 25 Most Influential CTOs”. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Sydney and holds a M.S. degree in software engineering.

Joe Tellez

Chief Technology Officer, Tacoma Public Utilities

Joe Tellez is a technology executive with over 25 years of information technology management experience spanning the water, gas, and electric utilities industry. Joe is a seasoned technology strategist with strong experience in systems integration, technology strategic planning, enterprise architecture, technology implementation, portfolio management and organizational governance. His experience includes definition, development, and management of grid modernization and digital strategies encompassing utility operations, customer engagement, and workforce dimensions. As the Chief Technology Offer for Tacoma Public Utilities, Joe oversees a variety of business transformational initiatives such as digital enablement and analytics realization through technical sponsorship & leadership, collaboration with stakeholders, and application of industry best practices. Joe provides vision for both short-term and long-term strategies to improve utility performance through the effective use of utility technology.

Joe holds a B.S. degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering and a M.S. degree in Systems Architecture & Engineering from the University of Southern California. He also completed the Utility Management Graduate Certificate from Willamette University and is a TOGAF certified IT Architect.

Archit Lohokare

Chief Product Officer, Idaptive

Archit Lohokare is Chief Product Officer at Idaptive, where he is responsible for product strategy, driving innovation, and bringing new products and services to market. He transitioned over to Idaptive as it was spun-out from Centrify, where—as Vice President of Product Management—he led the Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) and Unified Endpoint Management product portfolio. Prior to Centrify, Archit was Vice President of Products at Optymyze, where he led the product management team responsible for the company’s Sales Performance Management and Sales Platform-as-a-Service SaaS and PaaS solutions, securing a Leadership position in the first Gartner Magic Quadrant report on Sales Performance Management along the way.

Earlier in his career, Archit led Symantec’s Cloud Information Protection Security-as-a-Service offering, and IBM’s Access Management product line, comprised of Web Access Management, Identity Federation, Enterprise Single Sign-On, and Risk-based Access and Entitlements Management products. Archit joined IBM through the acquisition of Encentuate, a leading Bay Area start-up in the security software space; as an early employee, he had the opportunity to contribute to its successful exit.


Dan Beckett

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

A 27-Year Information Technology veteran skilled in strategy, operations, application development, consulting, business development, and solution engineering. Breadth and depth in all aspects of Enterprise Security, IT Risk Management, Privacy, and Identity and Access Management (including Federation, Cloud Identity, Directory Services, Meta- and Virtual Directory, Provisioning, Access Management, Entitlements, Role-based Access Control, Reduced Sign-on, and Credential Management).

John Myracle

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

A dedicated in-the-trenches research consultant with a proven history helping hi-tech clients, from early stage start-up to Fortune 1000 companies, on a broad range of issues that arise with assessing and introducing emerging technologies to evolve their core IT capabilities.

An experienced and resourceful intellectual property technical specialist / patent engineer that assisted clients in navigating complex matters related the development, protection, and monetization of their patent portfolios.

Served as a system architect, product manager, project manager, and senior consultant assisting companies for over 25+ years while at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, IBM, Southwestern Bell Corporation, and a number of startups.

Nick Nikols

Vice President, Strategy, Micro Focus

Nick has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry both in developing industry-leading Identity and Cybersecurity solutions and as an industry analyst conducting research and helping clients with issues ranging from consumer identity and securing cloud environments to access governance and secure DevOps. Nick has held leadership positions such as SVP of Product Management and CTO of Cybersecurity at CA Technologies, CTO and GM of Identity and Access Management and Windows Management at Quest Software, VP of Product Management and CTO of Security at Novell, as well as Research Director at Gartner, Head of Research at TechVision Research, and Senior Analyst at Burton Group. Nick has presented at RSA’s Security Conference, Gartner’s Catalyst and Identity and Access Management Summits, and at many industry events.

Jeff Nichols

Principle Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Jeff Nichols has spent over 30 years as an executive, technologist, consultant and thought leader including 10 years in the health care space and 10+ years in the energy industry. He was most recently Director of IT at Sempra Energy leading the company’s efforts in networks, “big data”, technology infrastructure, compliance, information management, & enterprise architecture. Recent efforts he led include starting an RPA program, a wide-ranging technology transformation program and an application rationalization program. He was formerly Executive Director at Kaiser Permanente after leading a consulting firm focused on IT in the health care industry.

Chris Haddad

Principle Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Chris Haddad is a software and services pioneer whose entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen, and technology leadership crafted multiple successful startups and transformed Enterprise IT teams.
Chris led and managed two Gartner research teams covering Application Platform and Data Management coverage areas. The teams are responsible for delivering industry analysis, research, and strategic consulting to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies. He also built Burton Group’s reference architecture in the application platform space.
While at Burton Group and Gartner Chris delivered strategy and roadmap consulting projects with a focus on Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, and application platform modernization. Clients include Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Liberty Mutual, New York Life, Target, Cargill, Department of Homeland Security, SPAWAR, Celesio, Vodofone, Siemens Networks, Nokia, and more.

Kurt Lieber

VP, CISO IT Infrastructure, Aetna

Kurt Lieber is responsible for Program Office, Identity & Access Management, IT Hygiene, eDiscovery, Adaptive Enablement and Third Party Risk Governance within Aetna’s Global Security team. Kurt has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and Information Security across multiple industries including health care, retail and financial services. Kurt was formerly with Kaiser Permanente where he had responsibility for IAM as well as HIPAA remediation. Prior to Kaiser Permanente, Kurt worked for Target Corporation, where he was accountable for the company’s IT Security program and led the technology team responsible for their Payment Card Industry (PCI) program. Prior to Target, had roles with Goldman Sachs and Accenture.

Wil Koenig

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Appreciated by his clients and colleagues for his ability to forge paths and nurture ideas that enhance the user experience and achieve competitive advantage, coupled with his ease of engagement with participants ranging from the C-Suite throughout organizations of varied scope and size, Wil Koenig is frequently tapped to drive efforts to envision, create and deploy ‘something from nothing’, often via forming high functioning, diverse teams focused on common objectives, goals and outcomes.
In short, Wil delights in finding the “why” to derive the “how” and deliver the “what” to the “who”.
Wil’s past pursuits include that of Founding Director of Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs Silicon Valley, where he launched and operated a Design Lab as a vehicle to transform the Bank’s technology, processes, organization and culture, Principal Enterprise Architect with Cisco Systems engaged in fixed term client facing activities including covering IT-as-a-Service proposals, managed services optimization efforts, organizational design, and architecture program management office developments, and at Bank of America, where he led or participated in numerous business focused strategic efforts including cloud computing and global delivery frameworks and innovation demand and supply portfolio curation, architecture initiatives covering messaging and collaboration, and related operational compliance platforms, and myriad merger related transition planning and integration pursuits.
Spanning a 25+ year arc of opportunity, and long a passionate advocate, designer and practitioner of the art and science of business transformation, open innovation, corporate venture and enterprise governance, he has expertise in balancing next generation capabilities with existing data, application and technology assets amid fast-paced technological change, assessing its impacts on consumer, market and organizational dynamics while optimizing alignment between business strategies and IT initiatives.

Nathanael Coffing

CSO and Co-Founder, CloudEntity

Nathanael is the CSO and Co-Founder of Cloudentity. His extensive knowledge of Identity and Data security has been a major driver in extending authentication and dynamic authorization to any user, service or thing. With a core focus on ultra-scale and microservices security creating the market’s first microservices Zero Trust platform that provides the best customer experience bringing authentication, dynamic Authorization to API Security.

Phil Windley

Chair of the Sovrin Foundation

Phil Windley is an Enterprise Architect in the Office of the CIO at Brigham Young University (BYU). A passionate tech educator, he is the chair of the Sovrin Foundation, the co-founder and organizer of the Internet Identity Workshop, serves as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at BYU, writes the popular Technometria blog, and is the author of the books The Live Web (2011) and Digital Identity published (2005). Phil has been a computer science professor at BYU, founder and CTO of several hi-tech companies, and served as CIO for the State of Utah. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Davis.

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