Dr. Ibrahim (Abe) Baggili is the Elder Family Endowed Chair of Computer Science & Cybersecurity at the Tagliatela College of Engineering, Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of New Haven, CT, specializing in Cybersecurity & Forensics. He serves as the Assistant Dean and is the founder of the University of New Haven’s Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group (UNHcFREG).
Abe is also the former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (JDFSL). He received his BSc, MSc and PhD all from Purdue University where he worked as a researcher in CERIAS. Abe co-authored over 70 publications including books, peer reviewed articles, and conference papers and has received funding for his work from a variety of sources including the NSF, NSA, DHS and MITRE. Most recently, work with his students showed security issues in mobile social messaging applications that affect over 1 billion people worldwide they also found major Virtual Reality exploits that affect people globally.
His research interests include cybersecurity and forensics from technical, social, and psychological perspectives. He has worked closely with law enforcement and private sector and has published work on real challenges facing cybercriminal investigators and has presented at a number of conferences worldwide. Abe’s work has also been featured in news outlets and on TV worldwide in over 20 languages.
Kavya Pearlman is well known as “The Protector” or “Cyber Guardian” of two virtual world economies, Second Life and the latest social VR platform called Sansar for her work with Linden Lab. She is one of the Top 20 influencer in Cybersecurity for 2018 as voted by IFSEC.
Recently Kavya was awarded 40 under 40 Top Business Executives 2019 by San Francisco Business Times, Rising Star of the year 2019 by Women in IT Award Series. Kavya is truly passionate about privacy, security, and ethics in emerging technologies and devotes her time contributing to the industry. Kavya is a representative of what a woman can do in spite of adversity, especially if she puts her mind to it.
Kavya Grew up in India and came to the United States in 2007. Until 2011, Kavya was a cosmetologist and cutting hair for $10 and hour. It was then she read Cyber War by Richard Clark and saw a window into the future. She could foresee what is happening in today’s threat landscape. Kavya is now a prominent speaker and advocate for women in security. Kavya graduated from DePaul University, Chicago with a Masters in Network Security and hold a CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) certificate from ISACA. Kavya is also certified PCI-DSS ISA (Internal Security Assessor) and PCIP. She has successfully implemented multiple security and privacy frameworks including NIST-CSF, ISO27001, EU-US Privacy Shield, PCI-DSS3.2, GDPR and currently preparing for California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) adoption.
Kavya is an active contributor to various International Security Standards including NIST Special Publications, NIST Cloud Computing Program (NCCP) and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). She is also a member of advisory board – CISO Council North America. For her work and contribution to security industry, Kavya was also named minority CISO of the year 2018 by ICMCP. Kavya is an inspiration for women and under represented communities in security and an inspiration figure for many around the world.
Regine Bonneau is a recognized leader in cybersecurity, risk management, and compliance. Her career spans more than 20 years, with expertise in technology and processes for the healthcare, financial, and energy sectors. Bonneau has been instrumental in helping clients globally implement successful strategies, best practices, and technologies to support GRC programs as well as enterprise risk management, corporate compliance, and corporate responsibility focusing on cyber risk management, security assessments, Third Party Risk management, Vendor Management, and Privacy.
Bonneau brings a wealth of knowledge and vast experience across regulations and compliance requirements. Bonneau holds leadership roles in several technology industry associations, is a New America Cybersecurity Fellow, and member of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP). Bonneau has been a keynote speaker for Microsoft during Small Business Week and has been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, the Orlando Business Journal, and other prominent publications. Recently, she was awarded the esteemed “Deeva in Tech” by Women on the Rise, a winner of the 2018 40 Under 40 award by the Orlando Business Journal, 2019 Eagle Award for Emerging Business by the African American Chamber of Commerce, Orlando Neon Swan for STEM, featured in the Orlando Business Journal: Central Florida Influencers: Meet 6 Black tech leaders who are changing their industry, and winner of 2019 Orlando Business Journal Woman Who Means Business Award.
Bonneau holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Finance from Keller Graduate School of Management, a JSM from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration & Finance from Strayer University. Bonneau is passionate about making this world a safer place and bringing together government and private sectors to collaborate in creating the ultimate IMPACT in security.
David Clarke FBCS C|CISO is highly experienced Head Of/CTO/Cyber Security, Data Protection Consultant operating across FTSE 100, SME and start-ups within Financial Services, Government, FinTech, Telecoms, Technology and Utilities sectors.
Author of GDPR, Breach and Marketing Accredited global online courses by CEPAS.APMG/GCHQ.
Contributing Author to a number of GDPR and Cybersecurity books
Founder of The Linkedin GDPR Technology Forum – Founder LinkedIn Forum 17700 + Members
Marco Magnano is a multimedia journalist with 10 years of live radio experience and tremendous working knowledge of advanced media technologies. Marco is based in Europe and a strong strategic and exclusive media contributor for XRSI building a dedicated awareness space via ReadyHackerOne platform. He assembled his first Personal Computer (PC) at the age of Four. 30 years later, the mindset of building new ideas and deconstructing old ones is still there in his DNA. Marco’s actual journey started more than 20 years ago when he confronted the challenges of the digital evolution as a media activist focused on security and privacy and pitched in to the rise of web 2.0 with programming and development skills, walking on the wire between enthusiasm and active criticism. The mistakes and distortions of that epoch guide him to carry those lessons into the world of emerging technologies.
XRSI’s Strategic EU Advisor, Marco Magnano speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, a bit of German and most recently learning Arabic. In recent years Marco has traveled across continents to uncover stories of various dimensions and domains, from the Syrian war crisis, challenges of migrations in Asia, Africa and Europe to advocating for freedom of information and the protection of most vulnerable people. During his journey he has met humans from all walks of life and has collected every drop of knowledge on the road, becoming day by day more open to discovery, and now continuing his mission into the uncharted territories of XR technologies.
Steve Hunt is a speaker, investor, advisor, and most of all, a teacher.
He has motivated and inspired leaders around the world by helping over 400 global organizations to optimize success by guiding leadership and operations toward performance excellence. He is also passionate about mentoring the next generation of security leaders. Steve served on the ISSA International Board of Directors, has served as a judge at RSA Conference, founded the Communities of Excellence, was inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame, and CSO Magazine presented him with the “Industry Visionary” Compass Award.
He also appeared as an analyst on CNBC, Fox News, CNN, and other news programs. His analysis has appeared in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, and other global publications and trade magazines. Steve earned certifications CPP and CISSP, attended Elizabethtown College and was a graduate fellow at University of Chicago. Steve’s diverse background lends a fresh perspective on business and society and careers in security.
Tamas is an instinctive, meticulous, and forward-thinking security professional with years of leadership experiences that have created a passion for implementing effective cyber security programs, best practices, strategies and technologies via a combination of exceptional thought leadership and innovative directions. Solid history utilizing out-of-the-box approaches, adapting to new business environments, and negotiating win-win agreements. Skilled strategist recognized for ability to incorporate innovative management techniques that result in enhanced business practices, increased productivity, and increase in security posture.
Through his career Tamas has held various roles across various security disciples and launched numerous successful programs that aimed at effectively reaching its goal vs “checking the box”. With his work in Third Party Security he aimed at not only minimizing risks unilaterally but to work with third parties to increase their security posture and help them be a better digital citizen. Across other disciplines he fought against CEI in collaboration with We Are Thorn and collaborated with the Technology Coalition to help distribute technology to companies to fight CEI.
Tamas has a passion for gaming and he is actively involved in various gaming communities like Minecraft. There he helps with the Modding community on Security, Privacy and general business direction. Secondly, Tamas works with YouTube, Twitch and Mixer content creators to enable them to connect with various businesses, advise on go to market strategies and analytics for community growth.
Brian D. Wassom is a partner in the law firm of Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, where he litigates disputes and counsels clients in a wide range of commercial and intellectual property matters. Mr. Wassom is also a globally recognized thought leader in the brand-new legal issues raised by augmented reality and other cutting-edge emerging media, including through his blog at AugmentedLegality.com and his book Augmented Reality Law, Privacy, and Ethics (Elsevier 2015).
He has achieved victories for his clients in federal and state trial and appeal courts across the country, including in Candy Lab AR v. Milwaukee (E.D. Wis. 2017), the first case to apply First Amendment freedoms of speech to location-based augmented reality games.
A seasoned CTO, with experience in AI, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Disaster Recovery, Bigdata, &managed services professional focused on business value. Jorge As delivered advice in several AI, ML, ICO, STO with comprehensive understanding of technology disruption effects caused by both Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain technology.
He created the process A6 of security: Assess, Architect, Apply, Administer, Awareness and Agility. He architects practical & business focused solutions using standards and industry best practices, designed SLAs to meet today’s business resiliency using cloud computing & managed services business requirements. Mr. Sebastião has been the speaker at numerous international conferences with topics including: Blockchain, AI, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Big Data, & Managed Services.
Jorge is action and results oriented with passion to deliver a results…
Jessica Outlaw, M.S., is a culture and behavior researcher and founder of the Center for Immersive Technology at Concordia University. She does research in digital worlds, app design, and gives trainings to new and experienced designers. She uses behavioral science to help XR companies build and test experiences that put the user first. She is a 2017 winner of Oculus Launch Pad.
Jessica brings a unique perspective to the field of immersive technologies. Rather than helping to feed the hype cycle, Jessica gently asks us to step back and delve into the fundamental human motivations that drive everyday activities, the need for connection, and ways in which people try to make sense of their world.
Founder Angell Investments (AI), a practice which acquires capital for growth and enables business owners to achieve liquidity via recapitalization (debt and equity financing) and helps exiting owners maximize company value.
In the middle market AI supports origination to closing transactions, including financial analysis; valuations; deal marketing, structuring, and negotiation; target identification; board presentations; and integration activities.
Jonathon is a proven Silicon Valley dealmaker and trusted business advisor with years’ experience, CPA, CFM, CISA, CMA.