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ESRM americas


2 September 2021

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Conference Chair
Dr Gilad Rosner
Founder, IoT Privacy Forum; Expert in Public Policy of IoT & Identity Management; Privacy and Technology Policy Researcher

Dr Gilad Rosner is a privacy and information policy researcher and the founder of the non-profit Internet of Things Privacy Forum, a crossroads for industry, regulators, academics, government and privacy advocates to discuss the privacy challenges of the IoT. The Forum’s mission is to produce guidance, analysis and best practices to help industry and government to reduce privacy risk and innovate responsibly in the domain of connected devices.

Gilad’s broader work focuses on the IoT, identity management, US & EU privacy and data protection regimes, and online trust. His research has been used by the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on the Responsible Use of Data and he is a featured expert on O’Reilly and the BBC. Gilad is an internationally invited speaker and has given talks at industry conferences, universities, and government agencies, including the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gilad has a 20-year career in IT, having worked with identity management technology, digital media, automation and telecommunications.

Gilad is a member of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, which provides independent analysis and guidance on Government digital initiatives and is a member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. He is a Visiting Researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, an Affiliate Researcher at UC Berkeley’s Centre for Long-Term Cybersecurity and has consulted on trust issues for the UK government’s identity assurance programme, Verify.gov.

Keynote Speaker
Dr Mona Lisa Pinkney
Senior Director, Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, Compliance, Engagement and Geos, Nike

20+ Years of providing meaningful insight and leadership to diverse businesses and organizations. In the business world, I have earned great respect for my work as an information security specialist, cybersecurity thought leader and champion for diversity and inclusion.

Currently, I serve on boards for the Journal of Cybersecurity, Florida Memorial University, Talk Tech Association, and iUrban Teen. For these organizations, as well as Nike—the company for whom I direct information security governance, risk, compliance, and engagement management—my greatest contributions include:

• Expertise in seeing the broader picture.
• Providing thoughtful analysis and advice on a broad range of issues.
• Leading organizations through change.
• Collaborating and working as a team player.
• Taking an active part in the budget planning process.
• Offering a broad knowledge of programs, policies, and implementation strategies.
• Achieving objectives and creating value with constrained budgets and resources.

My leadership style is rooted in integrity, fairness, and transparency. I routinely serve as a speaker and forum panellist. I am honoured to be named one of the Top 30 Most Admired Minority Professionals in Cybersecurity by https://sequre.world/diversity-matters-the-case-for-inclusivity-in-cybersecurity/.

Keynote Speaker
Kirsten Davies
SVP & Chief Information Security Officer

Business enabling and risk management focused, Davies has a unique and globally-experienced approach to Information Security, Data Privacy, IT, and Digital Transformation.

Her hallmarks include transformative vision casting and strategy setting, operational and organizational excellence, and a risk-based approach to enterprise enablement.

Having lived and worked on four continents, she is recognized as a thought leader in the transformation process, including refining enterprise-wide ways of working, re-envisioning and establishing organizational cadence and culture, designing and delivering dynamic talent development paths, and innovating and optimizing security processes and risk-mitigating controls.

Davies has an established track record of guiding global teams, effectively working across a broad array of industries including manufacturing, finance, energy, telecoms, and media & entertainment.

Keynote Speaker
S. Michelle Farr
Senior Director, GRC, I&S, ERM, BAE Systems

Senior Director within BAE Systems Intelligence & Security (I&S) delivering a broad range of solutions and services including Governance (GRC), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Technology risk, intelligence analysis, cyber operations, business development, systems integration, operations and maintenance to enable militaries and governments to recognize, manage, and defeat threats.

Brings systematic and disciplined approaches to ascertain the effectiveness of government and corporate risk management, audit, control, and governance processes. Effectively identifies, assesses, and reports on the full range of enterprise risks and risk mitigation actions.

As the lead for US Enterprise Security Team- Led enterprise risk assessments and related contractual efforts leveraging established threat intelligence activities, risk and cyber frameworks to support internal audit, training, expand automation tools, maintain policies and documentation, and implement activities focused on the advancement of risk accountability and overall security.

Keynote Speaker
Ange Johnson de Wet
Head of Technology Change Risk, Lloyds Banking Group

Prior to working at Lloyds, Ange worked At Deutsche Bank in the Cloud, Anti-Financial Crime Analytics, Data Quality and Finance Risk and Regulatory Reporting change and transformation teams.

Before joining Deutsche Bank, Ange worked as a Senior Manager at EY across Asia Pacific and EMEIA within the Financial Services Organisation focusing on Corporate Banking and Capital Markets transformation and advisory programmes. Ange started her career at IBM in Australia working as a developer, tester, designer and then business analyst and project manager.

Ange has an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics / Robotics) and Computer Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Keynote Speaker
Inga Schorno
Head of Information Security, Tandem

Inga is the Head of Information Security at Tandem Bank where she is responsible for shaping and embedding the information security strategy and overlooking information security practices. Her primary focus is ensuring that data and information technology are safe.

Inga is particularly interested in and is a confident spokesperson on topics such as evolving security requirements, risks and threats of data breaches, and psychology of information security.

Whilst working for other financial services companies over the past 9 years, Inga has gained hands-on experience in successful application of security controls, data and metrics analytics and lead and managed multiple IT Governance and Cyber Resilience strategic initiatives.

Keynote Speaker
Sandy Silk
Director of Information Security Education and Consulting, Harvard University

Sandy Silk is the Director of Information Security Education and Consulting at Harvard University, Founder of Cyber Risk and Resilience Consulting, and a member of the Board of Advisors for the MS in Information Security Leadership at Brandeis University. She excels at bringing together executive leaders, business teams, and IT professionals to align cyber risk management with strategic priorities and culture, risk tolerance levels, and positive customer experience. Her team at Harvard consults with researchers, faculty, and departments on security risks and controls for the data, technology, and vendors they use within their projects. Sandy is also involved in several Women in Technology (WIT) organizations and programs, and she led the creation of a WIT mentoring program at Harvard. Her prior information security career included positions with Fidelity Investments, Bose Corporation, and Wellington Management Company.

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