Speakers

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.

Invited 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.  

 

Bob Blakley

Operating Partner, Team8

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

Chief Technology Officer, ForgeRock 

Eve Maler is ForgeRock’s CTO. She is a globally recognized strategist, innovator, and communicator on digital identity, security, privacy, and consent, with a passion for fostering successful ecosystems and individual empowerment. She has 20 years of experience innovating and leading standards such as SAML and User-Managed Access (UMA), and has also served as a Forrester Research security and risk analyst. She leads the ForgeRock Labs team investigating and prototyping innovative approaches to solving customers’ identity challenges, along with driving ForgeRock’s industry standards leadership.

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.

Diana Kelley

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Diana Kelley’s security career spans over 30 years. Diana is a Principal Consulting Analyst at TechVision Research, and her focus will be on wide-ranging trends and topics in cybersecurity including Next-Gen SOC (security operations centers) & Incident Response, Secure Software Development/DevSecOps, and Extended Detection and Response (XDR). Before joining TechVision, she was the Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft, Global Executive Security Advisor at IBM Security, GM at Symantec, VP at Burton Group (now Gartner), and a Manager at KPMG.

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.

David Goodman, D.Phil

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

David has over 25 years experience in senior identity management positions in Europe and the US. He led two prominent pioneering EC-funded identity/security projects while working for IBM, firstly with Lotus in the Notes/Domino product management team and later with Tivoli’s security division. He has led several start-ups in the identity space and spent eight years in senior product management roles for telecom providers Apertio, Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson.

He has worked as a technology analyst and consulted with some of the largest companies in Europe and the US. He has particular insights in the European privacy/regulatory environment, European clients and vendors. For 13 years he was chairman of EEMA, the leading European identity and security membership association.

David, who is based in Scotland, graduated from the University of Manchester and completed a doctorate at Oxford University’s Oriental Institute.

Ian Glazer

Senior Vice President, Product Management, Salesforce

Ian Glazer is the Seniot Vice President for 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

Head of Standards, Strata Identity

Gerry is a recognized leader in the identity management space. His accomplished career spans over two decades in which he has been instrumental in providing requirements definition, architecture development, and strategic planning for identity management projects with Fortune 500 corporations. In his current role as Head of Standards for Strata Identity, Gerry promotes standards-based approaches for addressing the challenges of managing distributed multi-cloud and hybrid cloud/on-premises identity systems.

 Prior to joining Strata, Gerry managed business development for Axiomatics, a global provider of access control solutions. Previously, he was Vice President & Service Director with identity-focused research firm Burton Group for nearly 10 years, covering authentication, biometrics, federated identity, PKI architecture, identity management, authorization, user provisioning, privacy, directory services, and security architecture. He authored research reports on identity standards such as SAML, WS-Federation, XACML, and Liberty Alliance.

Jackson Shaw

Chief Strategy Officer, Clear Skye

Jackson began his identity management career as an early employee at Toronto-based Zoomit Corp., the pioneer in the development of meta-directory products who Microsoft acquired in 1999. While at Microsoft, he was responsible for product planning and marketing around Microsoft’s identity & access management products including Active Directory and Microsoft Identity Manager. Jackson has held various senior product management and marketing roles since Microsoft including at Vintela, Quest Software, Dell, One Identity, and Forcepoint. He studied computer science at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

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.

Paul Mezzera

VP of product and market strategy, Saviynt

Paul is VP of product and market strategy at Saviynt and has 20+ years of experience in IAM. This includes both architecting and implementing IAM solutions along with leading a global team for delivering and supporting IAM shared services. He has worked in both the financial and healthcare industries.  Most recently Paul was an industry analyst at Gartner in the technical professionals team, covering IGA, PAM and customer IAM. He authored research on solution comparisons of IGA and CIAM solutions in addition to writing the first paper on cloud entitlement management (CIEM).

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

Former Chair of the Sovrin Foundation

Phillip J. Windley, Ph.D. is an Enterprise Architect at Brigham Young University. Dr. Windley is a frequent author and speaker on the digital identity, decentralization, blockchains and ledgers, microservice architectures, domain driven design, internet of things, and event-driven systems. He is the co-founder and organizer of the Internet Identity Workshop. Dr. Windley is the author of the books “The Live Web” published by Course Technology in 2011 and “Digital Identity” published by O’Reilly Media in 2005. Dr. Windley is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. 

Miguel Furtado

Sr. Manager of Identity Engineering, Blue Shield of California

Throughout his 18 year career in the identity field, he has managed identity engineering teams in large financial institutions where he helped lead the M&A project between BlackRock and Barclays Global Investors, the 2 largest asset managers in the world.

Miguel also lead the directory services and engineering teams at eBay, one of the top 10 e-commerce platforms in the world, and most recently in healthcare, where he is currently driving the introduction of new directory technologies to help Blue Shield of California achieve its mission of healthcare innovation.

 

Miguel strives for operational excellence, innovation, and a security-first mindset within identity engineering.

Stephen Roberts

Chief Information Security Officer, American Honda Motor Co.

Stephen oversees cyber-security and IT governance across North America.  He has worked in aerospace, banking, IT, and  joined Honda 23 years ago where he has held various leadership positions in Information Technology and Captive Finance. During his tenure he has led several large technology and business transformations impacting operations, customers and dealers.  Currently he is leading transformation of the Cybersecurity and IT Governance functions for Honda in North America.

Katie Curtin-Mestre

Vice President, Marketing, CyberArk

Katie Curtin-Mestre is a seasoned B2B marketing executive with experience in cyber security and infrastructure software. She currently is a VP of Marketing at CyberArk where she is responsible for product marketing, sales enablement, and market research. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and the MIT Sloan School of Management.

 

Armin Ebrahimi

Head of Distributed Identity, Ping Identity

Armin Ebrahimi heads Distributed Identity at Ping Identity. His company, ShoCard was acquired by Ping where he was the founder and CEO. ShoCard is a digital identity verification system that protects consumer privacy through patented use of mobile devices and the blockchain. ShoCard was acquired by Ping in March 2020. An industry veteran, he brings more than 30 years of experience in scalable platforms, online services, mobile-development and digital advertising.

Before founding ShoCard, Armin was the CEO of BuySight that was sold to AOL in 2012 where he served as Senior Vice President of engineering. Prior to filling this role, he was Senior Vice President of Platform Engineering at Yahoo, with responsibility for Yahoo’s registration and anti-fraud platform services. He also built Yahoo’s original Display Advertising platform that served more than 20 billion transactions a day. Armin founded and was CEO of TRIicon Solutions, acquired by Tandem Computers. Armin holds a doctorate in organization management from Capella University, as well as Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science from California State University – Chico

 

Michael Engle

Head of Strategic Planning, 1Kosmos

Michael is a proven information technology executive, leader, and entrepreneur. He is an expert in information security, business development, and product design/development. He has experience running large teams and multi-million-dollar projects for a Fortune-100 bank as well as working with startups that need to set direction and go from “zero to one” as it is now commonly called.  

As head of InfoSec at Lehman Brothers, he was instrumental in designing and implementing the bank’s security program.  As a co-founder of Bastille Networks, he helped raise over $40m in VC to create a powerhouse in the RF security sector.  Most recently he helped launch 1Kosmos.com, a next-generation Identity company that is changing the way people interact with digital systems, and 1414ventures.com, a seed-round venture capital fund that focuses solely on digital identity.

Rohan Pinto

Chief Technology Officer, 1Kosmos

A self-professed “cryptography geek,” Rohan Pinto has been the go-to security and identity management maven for three decades, founding several businesses utilizing advancements in blockchain and identity management and continues to show the world the incredible potential of well-implemented cryptographic systems.

As a senior IAM Architect, Rohan specializes in architecting, implementing and deploying large-scale Identity Management, Authentication and Authorization infrastructures with specific emphasis in Security.  

Rohan was lead architect on a team that developed security infrastructure for the Government of Ontario, the Health Information Access Layer (HIAL) for the Province of British Columbia, and the United States Department of Defense’s Security Access Layer using Common Access Cards (CAC).  

Rohan mentors emerging business/tech talents through organizations such as Techstars and Founder Institute. He is an active member of several business, tech, and identity management associations, including the Forbes Technology Council, the Decentralized Identity Foundation, and FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance.

Gal Helemski

Cofounder & Chief Innovation & Product (CIPO), PlainID

Gal is a recognized specialist in cyber security with specific focus on identity and access management. In the past 16 years she has defined solutions to customers, wrote the project specs, technical documentation, presentations and training. Gal holds a B.Sc in Physics & Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University. In the IDF, she served for 6 years in the prestigious computing unit Mamram.

Niraj Gopal

Head of Product Management, Webex Platform, Cisco

Niraj is the Head of Product Management for Webex platform that powers meetings, messaging, calling, contact center and devices. He and his team are focused on creating the most secure, private and compliant collaboration solution that is easy to manage and enables IT administrators to do more with less. 

At Webex, Niraj envisioned and implemented the 360-degree approach to security resulting in a best of breed ranking from the National Security Agency.

He has 20+ years of experience in enterprise software product management at leading technology companies, holds 7 patents.

Niraj holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Punjab Engineer College, Chandigarh.

Aubrey Turner

Executive Advisor, Ping Identity

Aubrey Turner has extensive background successfully delivering strategic, enterprise cyber security solutions to Fortune 1000 companies that addresses business problems, strengthens organizations, reduces risk and delivers positive business outcomes. Aubrey has demonstrated rapport and consensus building with key stakeholders. Additionally, he has proven leadership, communication, management, collaboration and sales skills. Aubrey’s 20 years of cyber security experience spans identity access management, multiple security domains along with data security and privacy. Aubrey also holds the following certifications: CISSP, CIPP, CISA, and CRISC.

James Monaghan

Vice President, Product, Evernym

James thrives building pioneering startup teams, products, and partnerships. He wrote software to deliver multimedia content to mobile phones just as the first devices with colour screens were coming out, created the specialised tools that the world’s largest brands would need to engage their customers with interactive messaging, and built enhanced authentication products to protect online accounts just as the tide of high-profile data breaches brought online security to public attention. He has been on both sides of successful acquisitions and lived on both sides of the Atlantic. At Evernym, James’ team is working on the products which will create greater trust, security, and privacy for individuals and organizations everywhere. He holds a MEng from Cambridge University, certifications in agile product management and privacy technology, and a 2:49 marathon time.

Allan Foster

VP Community, and OpenAM Engineering, ForgeRock

ForgeRock’s Allan Foster serves as VP Community, and OpenAM Engineering. Allan has helped build ForgeRock into a multinational identity software vendor with offices on four continents. Allan’s deep technical knowledge has been leveraged across all aspects of the business while at ForgeRock, with responsibilities in Support, Engineering, Product Management, Federal, Emerging Technology, Sales and the Partner Community. 

Allan also serves on several boards. He is currently President of the Board at the Kantara Initiative. He is also a director on the board of the DIACC. In the past has also served on the board at.IEEE-ISTO, Portland Macintosh User Group, where he was president, and East County Business Alliance. A founding member of ForgeRock, Allan brings unique skills across the entire Identity management space. He has proven skills in Access Management, Federation, and Portal Architectures. Allan brings 25 years of experience in the development, internet, and Identity management spaces to ForgeRock.

Andrew Hughes

Director Identity Standards, Ping Identity

Andrew Hughes CISM CISSP is a digital identity strategist and international standards expert. He works with international associations and standards bodies as a domain expert, developing standards and related conformity assessment materials. Andrew serves on the Board of Directors of Kantara Initiative, and as the Chair of the Kantara Leadership Council. As a national expert delegate for Standards Canada on digital identity, he contributes to development of international standards at ISO SC 27 for identity management and ISO SC 17 for mobile driving licenses and eID. Andrew is currently investigating how the worlds of Government Issued Photo ID can co-exist with the emerging Verifiable Credentials models, in a mobile-first manner. 

Kim Cameron

Chief Identity Officer, Convergence.Tech

Kim Cameron is a Canadian computer scientist who was Microsoft‘s Chief Architect of Access and has worked since the emergence of the Internet to create a humanistic system of Digital Identity. He is the originator of the 7 Laws of Identity, and developed the InfoCard architecture.

Cameron joined Microsoft in 1999 as part of Microsoft’s ZoomIt Corp. acquisition a software company dedicated to digital identity that he co-founded in 1980. According to his Microsoft biography, “as VP of Technology at ZoomIt, (Cameron) invented metadirectory technology and built the first shipping product.” The ZoomIt product became Microsoft Identity Integration Server.

In 2000 he became the Architect of Microsoft’s Active Directory, which evolved into the most widely deployed identity technology used in enterprises globally. As the growth of the Internet made the importance of identity increasingly evident, his role expanded to become Chief Architect of Identity for Microsoft. In 2004 he wrote the Laws of Identity, a document that has long influenced both technologists and regulators, and which Microsoft adopted to guide its innovation. At the same time he began to champion innovations that would put users in control of their own identity as a way to solve the privacy and security problems of both individuals and organizations – work he continues to advance today.

Cameron retired from Microsoft in 2019 and is now the Chief Identity Officer at Convergence.Tech, a Canadian digital transformation company. Operating globally, Convergence.Tech provides identity and credentialing solutions to governments, humanitarian agencies, across the education sector, and in support of professional associations.

J. Wolfgang Goerlich

Advisory CISO for Cisco Secure

J. Wolfgang Goerlich is an Advisory CISO for Cisco Secure. Prior to this role, he led IT and IT security in the healthcare and financial services verticals. Wolfgang has held VP positions at several consulting firms, leading advisory and assessment practices. He is an active part of the security community, co-founding and organizing security conferences. Wolfgang regularly advises on and presents on the topics of security architecture and design, identity and access management, data governance, secure development life cycles, zero-trust security, and more.

Mike Kiser

Strategy and Standards, Office of the CTO

Mike Kiser has held a panoply of industry positions over the past 20 years—from Security Strategist to Security Analyst to Security Architect. He has designed, directed, and advised on large-scale security deployments for a global clientele. He is currently in a long-term relationship with fine haberdashery, is a chronic chronoptimist, and delights in needlessly convoluted verbiage. He has been a speaker on topics ranging from identity governance to security analytics, network security, ethics in technology, and various related privacy issues, and is the co-host of a podcast illuminating all things identity. He warmly embraces the notion that security is more of a state of mind than a destination.

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 blockchain.

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.

Chris Owen

Director of Product Management, Saviynt

Chris Owen is a Director of Product Management at Saviynt, where he drives product innovation, execution of the technology roadmap, and go-to-market strategies. He has more than 15 years of experience in the identity access management and privileged access management industry. Before Saviynt, Chris held various technical and leadership roles at Quest / One Identity, CyberArk, BeyondTrust, and Centrify.

Mark Wahl

Principal Program Manager for identity and Access Management Products and Services, Microsoft

Mark Wahl has 30 years experience in designing and deploying enterprise directory, security, and identity management systems. He was the co-author and editor of the LDAPv3 specifications, designed the directory servers used at major organizations worldwide, and led two startups in the enterprise security market. He has also taught information assurance and computer security auditing at the University of Texas at Austin, and spoken at industry conferences in the U.S., Europe and Asia on the future of enterprise identity. He is currently a principal program manager for Microsoft identity and access management products and services.

Brian Chappell

Chief Security Strategist, BeyondTrust

Brian has more than 25 years of IT and cybersecurity experience in a career that has spanned niche system integrators, PC and Software vendors, and high-tech multi-nationals. He has held senior roles in both the vendor and the enterprise space in companies such as Amstrad plc, BBC Television, GlaxoSmithKline, and BeyondTrust. At BeyondTrust, Brian has previously led the global product management of the flagship Password Safe, in his current position, he reports to the Office of the CISO as Chief Security Strategist for EMEA/APJ. Brian can also be found speaking at conferences, authoring articles and blog posts, as well as providing expert commentary for the world press.

Daniel Goldscheider

CEO, yes.com

Daniel is CEO of yes.com, an ecosystem of over 1,000 financial institutions and serves on the board of Valamar Riviera, the largest tourism company in Croatia. He is an avid advisor and investor in numerous fintech startups. Before yes.com he co-founded Mediaguide together with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers as well as Aureus Private Equity. Daniel also served on the boards of the Global Footprint Network and Identity Trust Management.

Don Thibeau

Former Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation

Don is formerly President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) a non-profit organization of leaders from competing sectors, including enterprise, data services, telecommunications, consulting services, SaaS, banking, retail and government. OIX is helping to build solutions to roadblocks for online transactions and serving as a test bed for business, legal and governance policies in the emerging identity ecosystem. Don is also the Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, where he directs a standards development process for Internet identity. The foundation’s membership is comprised of leaders from key industry organizations that collaborate on the development, adoption and deployment of open identity standards. He blogs at donthibeau.com

Amanda Minnich

Senior Applied Machine Learning Researcher, Microsoft

Dr. Amanda J. Minnich is a Senior Applied Machine Learning Researcher at Microsoft on the Azure Trustworthy Machine Learning Team, where she uses adversarial machine learning algorithms to attack Microsoft’s ML systems. Prior to Microsoft, Dr. Minnich’s work at Twitter included developing graph clustering algorithms to detect spam and abuse campaigns. Dr. Minnich also previously worked at Sandia National Laboratories and Mandiant, where she applied ML research techniques to malware/goodware classification and malware family identification. Dr. Minnich also has experience in the pharmaceuticals domain; after defending her PhD in Computer Science with Distinction in 2017, she joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where she led the Molecular Data-Driven Modeling Team in applying machine learning methods to the drug discovery process. She is also heavily involved with tech outreach efforts, especially for women in tech.

David Inglehart

IT Solutions Architect, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDGE)

David has worked for Sempra, SoCalGas, & SDGE for 28 years on various areas of IT, including Desktop Support, Server/Infrastructure Support, and Active Directory. For the last 8 years he has focused on IAM as architect and provided technical direction for Sempra’s IAM programs. He’s currently focused on moving Sempra’s IAM solution from on-prem to the cloud. David graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.

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