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Gillian Tett

Managing Editor (US) and Columnist, Financial Times.

Gillian Tett leads U.S. editorial operations across all platforms for the Financial Times. She writes weekly columns covering a range of global economic, financial, political and social issues. In 2015, Tett received an honorary doctorate from Lancaster University in the U.K., one of the top 10 British universities. In 2014, she was named columnist of the year in the British Press Awards and was the first recipient of the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. Her latest book, The Silo Effect, looks at the global economy and financial system through the lens of cultural anthropology.
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Gordon Smith, CEO of Consumer & Community Banking at Chase

Gordon Smith

CEO of Consumer & Community Banking at Chase

Gordon Smith is the CEO of Consumer & Community Banking at Chase. The business has roughly 130,000 employees serving 60 million households and 4 million small businesses. The business is a leading provider of banking, credit cards, auto finance, payments, mortgages and investment advice. He reports to JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon and is a member of the firm’s Operating Committee.
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Admiral James Stavridis

Retired 4-star officer in the U.S. Navy, Supreme Allied Commander of the NATO Alliance

A Florida native, Jim Stavridis attended the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, and spent over 30 years in the Navy, rising to the rank of 4-star Admiral. Among his many commands were four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, where he oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans, and piracy off the coast of Africa. He also commanded U.S. Southern Command in Miami, charged with military operations through Latin America for nearly three years. He was the longest-serving Combatant Commander in recent U.S. history.
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Norman Marks

Norman Marks, CPA

Norman Marks, CPA, CRMA is an evangelist for better run business, focusing on risk management, internal audit, corporate governance, enterprise performance, and the value of information. He is also a mentor to individuals and organizations around the world. Norman was the chief audit executive of major global corporations for twenty years and is a globally-recognized thought leader in the professions of internal auditing and risk management. In addition, he has served as chief risk officer, compliance officer, and ethics officer, and managed what would now be called the IT governance function
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Bill Coffin - Editor-in-Chief, Compliance Week

Bill Coffin

Editor-in-Chief, Compliance Week

Bill Coffin is a nationally recognized business writer and editor who has covered insurance, risk management and corporate compliance since 1993. His work has appeared in National Underwriter, Claims, Risk Management, Best’s Review, Captive Review, New European Economy as well as the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes and Fortune. In December 2015, he became Editor in Chief of Compliance Week, the world's leading media brand dedicated to corporate compliance.
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Brenda Boultwood, SVP of Industry Solutions, Metricstream

Brenda Boultwood

SVP of Industry Solutions, Metricstream

Brenda Boultwood is responsible for a portfolio of key industry verticals, including Energy and Utilities, Federal Agencies, and strategic Banking and Financial Services customers. She also currently serves on the Board of the Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO).

Brenda has a rich career in Risk Management. Most recently she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Constellation Energy. Prior to that, she served as Global Head of Strategy, Alternative Investment Services at J.P. Morgan Chase & Company.
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Dr. Bob Simon - Advisor, Protect Our Power and Former Principal Advisor to the Director for Energy, Transportation, and Resources at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Dr. Bob Simon

Advisor, Protect Our Power and Former Principal Advisor to the Director for Energy, Transportation, and Resources at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Dr. Bob Simon recently retired from his position as Principal Advisor to the Director for Energy, Transportation, and Resources at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, or OSTP. He joined OSTP in 2013. From March to June 2013, he was a Senior Advisor in the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Anne C. Bader, Founder, The International Cybersecurity Dialogue

Anne C. Bader

Founder, The International Cybersecurity Dialogue

Anne C Bader, Principal, Bader Resources, LLC is a Washington DC based nongovernmental executive and consultant with 25 years’ experience creating practical initiatives and convening multi stakeholder networks to build local capacity and sustainable security for clients in government, business and education. The International Cybersecurity Dialogue (ICD) promotes dialogue between policy makers and security technologists.
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Dr. Charles Neimeyer, Director, USMC History/Gray Research Center, Marine Corps University

Dr. Charles Neimeyer

Director, USMC History/Gray Research Center, Marine Corps University

Dr. Charles Neimeyer is currently the Director of Marine Corps History and the Gray Research Center at Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. Prior to coming to Quantico, Dr. Neimeyer was the former Dean of Academics at the Naval War College and Forrest Sherman Chair of Public Diplomacy in Newport, Rhode Island and a former Vice President of Academic Affairs at Valley Forge Military Academy and College. Prior to his stint as Academic Dean at the Naval War College, he was a full time professor of National Security Affairs from 1997-2002.
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Dr. Edward G. Amoroso - CEO of TAG Cyber LLC and Former SVP, CSO at AT&T

Dr. Edward G. Amoroso

CEO of TAG Cyber LLC and Former SVP, CSO at AT&T

Dr. Edward G. Amoroso is currently Chief Executive Officer of TAG Cyber LLC, a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting, and media services company supporting hundreds of major companies across the world. Ed recently retired from AT&T after thirty-one years of service, beginning in Unix security R&D at Bell Labs and culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of AT&T from 2004 to 2016.
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David H. Laufman, Chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section - National Security Division U.S. Department of Justice

David H. Laufman

Chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section - National Security Division U.S. Department of Justice

David H. Laufman serves as Chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (“CES”) in the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”). CES has supervisory responsibility within DOJ for the investigation and prosecution of offenses concerning U.S. export controls and economic sanctions, atomic energy and counterproliferation, espionage, economic espionage, foreign agent registration and disclosure, and cyber intrusions and attacks by nation states and their proxies.
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Donna F. Anderson, VP and Corporate Governance Specialist at T. Rowe Price

Donna F. Anderson

VP and Corporate Governance Specialist at T. Rowe Price

Donna F. Anderson is Vice President and Global Corporate Governance Analyst for T. Rowe Price. In this role, Ms. Anderson chairs the firm’s Proxy Committee and leads the firm’s engagement efforts with portfolio companies. She is also a member of the Valuation Committee. For 2017, she is serving as Chair of the firm’s Women’s Roundtable leadership initiative.
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French Caldwell - Chief Evangelist, Metricstream

French Caldwell

Chief Evangelist, Metricstream

One of the foremost thought leaders in IT, French Caldwell has been decisively shaping the GRC market for the last 12 years.

French is a former Fellow and Vice President at Gartner where he led their GRC research, including the influential Gartner Magic Quadrant on GRC, as well as research into disruptive technology. He also worked with the White House and U.S.
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Gaurav Kapoor - Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream

Gunjan Sinha

Executive Chairman, Metricstream

Gunjan Sinha is responsible for leading MetricStream's overall strategy and execution. Gunjan currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Silicon Valley companies, and was appointed in 2010 to the Board of the US-India Science and Technology Research Endowment Fund by the US State Department to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Additionally, he is the Chairman of CFHI.org which brings transformative healthcare education to under-served communities.
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Gaurav Kapoor - Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream

Gaurav Kapoor

Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream

Gaurav Kapoor is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Customer Advocacy, the Partner Ecosystem, and ComplianceOnline.com. He also serves on the board of Regalix, a digital innovation and marketing company. Until 2010, he served as the CFO of MetricStream. During this time, he led the company's financial strategy as well as Sales, Marketing, and Partnerships. He also launched ComplianceOnline.com, a MetricStream business unit which has grown to become a leading online GRC community and content property.
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Gavin Brown MBE, Global Head Resilience, Standard Chartered Bank

Gavin Brown

Global Head Resilience, Standard Chartered Bank

Gavin Brown is the Global Head of Resilience for Standard Chartered Bank, a FTSE 100 International Bank which delivers financial services predominately in Africa, Middle East and Asia. He has accountability for programs which strengthen service to customers, particularly during periods of stress; operational continuity, resilience and crisis management.
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 Greg Alexander, Vice President, Global Security Advisor for the Priceline Group

Greg Alexander

Vice President, Global Security Advisor for the Priceline Group

Greg Alexander is the Vice President, Global Security Advisor for the Priceline Group. In this role, Mr. Alexander is responsible for leading the IT Security function within the Priceline Group of Brands, providing security advice and guidance to Senior Leadership, assessing and monitoring the status of security within the group and providing updates and recommendations to both the Board of Directors and Group Senior Leadership on security matters.
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Greg Hagopian, Area Director of Quality Assurance at BAYADA Home Health Care

Greg Hagopian

Area Director of Quality Assurance at BAYADA Home Health Care

Greg Hagopian is the Area Director of Quality Assurance at BAYADA Home Health Care. In this role, he leads all enterprise quality assurance and internal audit activities. Prior to BAYADA, Greg was part of the internal audit services practice at PwC where he performed control effectiveness testing and evaluated the overall adequacy of internal controls for various industries. In 8 years with BAYADA.
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Jeninne McGee, SVP for Enterprise Implementation and Operational Risk at Ameriprise Financial

Jeninne McGee

SVP for Enterprise Implementation and Operational Risk at Ameriprise Financial

Jeninne McGee is senior vice president, for Enterprise Implementation and Operational Risk at Ameriprise Financial. Jeninne joined Ameriprise in 1987 as part of the Graduate Management Development Program. During her 3 years in that program she completed her MBA. As part of the GMD program she worked in the marketing, operations, quality assurance, and retirement services groups.
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James Lord, Shareholder with Inman Flynn and Former Chief, Corporate Fraud Task Force, U.S. Attorney’s Office, WDWA

James Lord

Shareholder with Inman Flynn and Former Chief, Corporate Fraud Task Force, U.S. Attorney’s Office, WDWA

Jim Lord is a shareholder with Inman Flynn. His practice focuses on internal investigations, compliance, business crimes, regulatory matters, and complex civil litigation (including class action litigation). Jim is a seasoned litigator and compliance practitioner who served as a U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor for over twenty years.
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John Beeler, SVP, Internal Audit, Salesforce.com

John Beeler

Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

John Beeler has been Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Salesforce since August 2015. Previously he served as the company's Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer beginning in July 2013 and prior to that he was Senior Vice President, Internal Audit commencing in January 2008. Prior to Salesforce, John held finance, compliance, and internal audit leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Amgen Inc. and Brunswick Corporation. John began his career at Price Waterhouse.
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John Sidwell, Global Head of Audit, Risk Management and Compliance, SunPower Corporation

John Sidwell

Global Head of Audit, Risk Management and Compliance, SunPower Corporation

John currently serves as the Global Head of Audit, Risk Management and Compliance for SunPower Corporation, and has over 35 years of financial management, internal audit, enterprise risk management, black/gray market compliance, and other governance related experience. Prior to SunPower, he gained rich international exposure with various other technology and food & beverage companies (Electronic Arts, 3COM, Dolby Laboratories, Coca-Cola Enterprises and PepsiCo).
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Joseph Monks, Chief Risk Officer, MarketAxess

Joseph Monks

Chief Risk Officer, MarketAxess

Joseph Monks currently serves as Chief Risk officer at MarketAxess. Mr. Monks has more than twenty-five years' experience in international auditing and risk management at leading financial institutions.

Prior to joining MarketAxess in 2013, Mr. Monks served as the Head of Operational Risk in Citibank North America. There he was responsible to ensure, a strong control environment was maintained to address regulatory and related internal requirements. He also played a key role leading BRCC and Operational Risk Management requirements.
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Jake Olcott is VP of Business Development at BitSight

Jake Olcott

VP Business Development, BitSight

Jake Olcott is VP of Business Development at BitSight. He previously managed the cybersecurity consulting practice at Good Harbor Security Risk Management. Prior to Good Harbor, he served as legal advisor to the Senate Commerce Committee, and also served as counsel to the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee. He completed his education at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia School of Law.
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Jeff Kangar, Cloud Security Lead, AIS Security Innovation, Aetna

Jeff Kangar

Cloud Security Lead, AIS Security Innovation, Aetna

Jeff Kangar serves as the Cloud Security Lead within Aetna's Global Information Security Organization. His day to day job include but not limited to driving team’s vision for secure, scalable cloud applications within the enterprise.
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Knute Ohman - Vice President, GRC Program Manager at TCF Bank

Knute Ohman

Vice President, GRC Program Manager at TCF Bank


Margaux Frazee - Director of Corporate Compliance at CareSource Management Group

Margaux Frazee

Director of Corporate Compliance at CareSource Management Group


Maria Antonieta Vejarano, Sr.Business Leader, Customer Risk Assessment, Mastercard

Maria Antonieta Vejarano

Sr.Business Leader, Customer Risk Assessment, Mastercard

Maria Antonieta Vejarano is Senior Business Leader for the Customer Risk Assessment team at MasterCard Worldwide. In this role, she is responsible for developing the strategy, approach and implementation of MasterCard’s risk management programs design to promote thoughtful risk-taking in business decisions through holistic views of customer and third-party risk.
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Mark P. Mills, Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute

Mark P. Mills

Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute

Mark P. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, CEO of the Digital Power Group (a tech-centric capital advisory group), faculty fellow at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, and an advisory board member of Notre Dame University’s Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values. Previously, he cofounded and was chief tech strategist of Digital Power Capital, a boutique venture fund, and was chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies, helping take it public in a 2007 IPO.
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Melvin Greer - Director Data Science and Analytics, Intel Corporation

Melvin Greer

Director Data Science and Analytics, Intel Corporation

Melvin Greer is Director Data Science and Analytics, Intel Corporation. Melvin uses his knowledge in graph analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for Federal Agencies and global enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in Cloud Computing, Synthetic Biology and IoT Bio-sensors for edge analytics. He functions as a principal investigator in advanced research studies, including Nanotechnology, Additive Manufacturing and Gamification. He significantly advances the body of knowledge in basic research and critical, highly advanced engineering and scientific disciplines. Mr. Greer is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and U.S. National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
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Michael Aiello, Product Manager - Privacy Product Management Lead, Google Cloud and Infrastructure

Michael Aiello

Product Manager - Privacy Product Management Lead, Google Cloud and Infrastructure

Mike is Product Manager for Privacy at Google. Prior to Google, Mike was CISO at Goldman Sachs responsible for the consumer and commercial banking division where he assisted building out Goldman's digital retail bank. Previously, Mike led a team responsible for privacy risk management, product design, engineering, compliance, policy and strategy for Google’s Display Ads businesses.
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Michael Cover, Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Michael Cover

Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Michael Cover is a Manager within the Compliance Technology & Support department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Michael and his team are responsible for designing and implementing GRC solutions to support regulatory compliance efforts. Prior to joining BCBSM, Michael spent 8 years at Ernst & Young within their IT Risk and Assurance practice. While at E&Y he focused mainly on application implementations and business process redesign.
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Michael Rasmussen, Chief GRC Pundit, GRC 20/20 Research

Michael Rasmussen

Chief GRC Pundit, GRC 20/20 Research

Michael Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of enterprise GRC, GRC technology, corporate compliance, and policy management. With 18+ years of experience, Michael helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architecture, and select technologies that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the 'Father of GRC' - being the first to define and model the GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester.
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Lady Michelle Agustin Valdez, Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management, SunPower Corporation

Lady Michelle Agustin Valdez

Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management, SunPower Corporation

Lady Michelle Agustin Valdez currently serves as the Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management, SunPower Corporation and has over 14 years of experience in Enterprise Risk Management and Internal and Statutory Audits. Previously, she worked with KPMG in the Philippines, working on several Sarbanes-Oxley compliance projects. She has worked with Big Four audit firms, auditing manufacturing, retail, and service companies; managing SOX compliance project management and SOX readiness; and being a part of various fraud audit engagements.
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Laura Perkins, Assistant Chief, FCPA Unit, Fraud Section, Department of Justice

Laura Perkins

Assistant Chief, FCPA Unit, Fraud Section, Department of Justice

Laura N. Perkins is an Assistant Chief in the Department of Justice’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, where she supervises and prosecutes Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases against individuals and companies. Ms. Perkins joined the Department in 2007 as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division, Fraud Section. As a Trial Attorney, and later as a Senior Trial Attorney, Ms. Perkins prosecuted Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases and a wide range of other fraud matters, including securities and health care fraud. In 2014, Ms. Perkins served as a Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, where she advised ivision leadership on a wide variety of issues, including white collar law enforcement strategies and policy matters.
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Lisa Rawls, Principal, KPMG

Lisa Rawls

Principal, KPMG

Lisa Rawls is a Principal in KPMG LLP's Risk Consulting Advisory practice who leads KPMG’s Enterprise GRC services. This includes developing holistic integrated risk and compliance programs and sustainment of those programs through GRC technologies. With more than a dozen years of risk consulting experience, Lisa specializes in assisting organizations navigate complex risk transformation initiatives by leveraging her analytical, technology, and process engineering skills. With a background in System Engineering, holistic problem solving driving efficiencies and increased business performance, and hands-on risk assessment and control testing experience, Lisa helps organizations establish strategic GRC Programs and identify efficient and effective future states process which often include convergence opportunities in the areas of governance, risk, and compliance.
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Pamela J. Craig, Board Director at Akamai Technologies, Merck & Co. and former CFO of Accenture

Pamela J. Craig

Board Director at Akamai Technologies, Merck & Co. and former CFO of Accenture

Pamela J. Craig served as Accenture’s chief financial officer from 2006 through 2013. She served in a variety of leadership roles at Accenture during her 34 years with the company.

Ms. Craig currently serves on several company boards: Akamai Technologies, a worldwide provider of internet optimization services where she is currently chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee, retailer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. where she is a member of the Audit, Technology and eCommerce Committees and Merck & Co., Inc. where she is chair of the Audit Committee and a member of Governance, Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility Committee.
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Renée Oxley - CPA, CA

Renée Oxley

CPA, CA

Renée Oxley is the Managing Director, ERM & Compliance at ATB Financial. She is responsible to oversee ATB Financial’s Regulatory, Privacy, and Anti Money Laundering Compliance programs. Her team provides independent oversight and guidance for managing regulatory risk and ensuring compliance – including the development and implementation of compliance risk management measures across the company. During her tenure at ATB Financial she was also Director, Internal Controls over Financial Reporting leading ATB Financial’s C-SOX program.
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Richard Bistrong

CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC

Richard Bistrong spent much of his career as an international sales executive in the defense sector and currently consults, writes and speaks on foreign bribery and compliance issues from that front-line perspective. Richard’s experience included his role as the Vice President of International Sales for a large, publicly traded manufacturer of police and military equipment, which required his residing and working in the UK. For well over ten years, Richard traveled overseas in his sales responsibility for approximately 250 days per year.
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Richard Stiennon - Chief Strategy Officer, Blancco Technology Group

Richard Stiennon

Chief Strategy Officer, Blancco Technology Group

Richard Stiennon joined Blancco Technology Group as Chief Strategy Officer in July 2016. In this role, he leads long-term strategic planning, product positioning, public affairs, analyst relations, joint ventures and industry partnerships. Many in the industry recognize him from his days as Vice President of Research at Gartner Inc. from 2000 to 2004, where his forward-thinking insights and questioning of the corporate status quo earned him Gartner’s Thought Leadership Award in 2003.
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Ronald A. Williams - Former Chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc., and Board Director of American Express, Boeing, and Johnson & Johnson

Ronald A. Williams

Former Chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc., and Board Director of American Express, Boeing, and Johnson & Johnson

A veteran business leader and an expert in value creation; Ronald A. Williams is Chairman and CEO of RW2 Enterprises, LLC, as well as active in private equity and a director to several corporate boards. The former Chairman and CEO of health insurance giant Aetna Inc., Mr. Williams now focuses his energy on strategy, values-based leadership, public-private partnership and health care transformation.

Through his firm, RW2 Enterprises.
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Scott Beers - Operational Risk Program Manager, VP, Sterling National Bank

Scott Beers

Operational Risk Program Manager, VP, Sterling National Bank

Scott Beers is the Operational Risk Program Manager for Sterling National Bank, a commercial bank headquartered in New York with approximately $14 billion in assets. He has been responsible for developing Operational Risk Management programs since 2001.

Scott has a graduate degree in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh and an undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University. Previously he held increasing levels of responsibility in leading enterprise and operational risk programs with PNC Bank and the Federal Home Bank of Pittsburgh.
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Sharie brown, Partner at Troutman Sanders LLP

Sharie Brown

Partner at Troutman Sanders LLP

Sharie Brown is a recognized leader in ethics, compliance and internal investigations involving financial fraud and corruption for U.S. and non-U.S. companies, and non-profit organizations. As a former federal prosecutor, a Mobil Oil compliance and ethics officer, and a leader of white collar and compliance practices at major law firms, Sharie is regarded as a trusted advisor, counselor and skilled investigator for board audit committees, corporate senior management and general counsels in several regions of the world.
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Shellye Archambeau - Chief Executive Officer, Metricstream

Shellye Archambeau

Chief Executive Officer, Metricstream

Shellye Archambeau is the CEO of MetricStream and under her leadership, MetricStream has grown into a recognized global market leader recognized for growth and innovation.
Shellye has proven global business expertise combined with a passion for public policy. She is a member of the board of directors for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a nationally recognized organization focused on fostering a cooperative effort between business and government officials to address major public policy issues.
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Dr. Shawn P. Murray, Principal Scientist at Northrop Grumman Corporation assigned to the United States Missile Defense Agency

Dr. Shawn P. Murray

Principal Scientist at Northrop Grumman Corporation assigned to the United States Missile Defense Agency

Shawn Murray is a Principal Scientist at Northrop Grumman Corporation assigned to the United States Missile Defense Agency. He is assigned as a Senior Cyber Security Professional and is an officer in the US Civil Air Patrol. His previous assignments include work with the US Army Cyber Command in Europe, US Air Force and with Commercial Industry in various roles in Information Assurance and Cyber Security. He has traveled the globe performing physical and cyber security assessments on critical national defense and coalition programs and has prepared reports for the House Armed Services Committee.
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Steve Gravel, Director, Information Security, CommerceHub

Steve Gravel

Director, Information Security, CommerceHub

In his current role as Director, Information Security at CommerceHub, Steve leverages nearly two decades of experience with Information Technology, Information Security and Compliance to drive various strategic and tactical initiatives at a growing company specializing in B2B ecommerce SaaS solutions.

Steve's background includes tenure at organizations in the health care, retail and legal services verticals, holding diverse roles in IT and information security ranging from hands-on engineering posts to manager and director level positions.
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Sundar Venkat - Senior Director, Technology Compliance, Salesforce

Sundar Venkat

Senior Director, Technology Compliance, Salesforce

Sundar serves as a leader in Compliance at Salesforce with overseeing program management of over 35+ Technology Compliance initiatives, International Certifications, Financial Services Industry Compliance and Enterprise Policy Governance. Sundar also leads the enterprise GRC implementation. Prior to Salesforce, he worked in IT consulting focusing on system selection and implementations, IT process improvement and strategy and software engineering.
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Sudesh Kumar, Founder and CEO of Kapalya Inc

Sudesh Kumar

Founder and CEO of Kapalya Inc

Sudesh Kumar is the Founder and CEO of Kapalya Inc., a technology startup, focused on providing end-to-end encryption of unstructured data on mobile devices, computers, corporate servers and cloud servers. In addition, he serves as a technical consultant to the Chief Information Officer of the state of Hawaii.
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Sunil Kanchi, CIO & SVP,UST Global

Sunil Kanchi

CIO & SVP,UST Global

Sunil Kanchi is Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President of UST Global.

As CIO, Sunil is responsible for Information Technology, Communications and digital transformation of all internal systems for global operations spanning 22 countries.

As Senior Vice President, Sunil also leads Engineering Services and supports Diversified Manufacturing portfolio customers globally.
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Susan Palm, SVP- GRC Solutions, MetricStream

Susan Palm

SVP, GRC Solutions, MetricStream

Susan Palm is responsible for driving MetricStream's growth in specific industries, including Financial Services.

Susan comes to MetricStream with over 27 years of experience as a practitioner in Governance and Risk Management. Most recently, as the Senior Vice President of Audit and Risk at Sterling Savings Bank, Susan was responsible for Audit, Compliance, Fraud, Credit Review, and Enterprise Risk Management. She has also spent several years in consulting.
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Tony Chapelle, Senior Reporter, Agenda

Tony Chapelle

Senior Reporter, Agenda

Tony Chapelle reports on corporate board directors for the Financial Times newsletter Agenda. Over a 30-year career, Chapelle has been a television producer for CNN Business News, a staff reporter for Thomson Financial and Johnson Publishing, and a freelancer for the New York Times, National Public Radio, Black Enterprise and a score of other news agencies. In the late 1990s, he and his wife Carla published Securities Pro newsletter.
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Deon Minnaar, Partner, KPMG Advisory Services

Deon Minnaar

Partner, KPMG Advisory Services

Deon leads the Global ERM/GRC practice with over 24 years of enterprise risk management, GRC technology enablement and internal audit experience in a variety of industries. He is on the Americas Steering Committee for Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Continuous Risk Assessment (CRA).
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Vasant Balasubramanian, SVP of Product Management, MetricStream

Vasant Balasubramanian

SVP of Product Management, MetricStream

Vasant is responsible for product vision and strategy across MetricStream's GRC and Quality product lines. Over his eight years at MetricStream, Vasant has been a thought-leader in shaping the vision for Integrated GRC, and spearheading key strategic initiatives to drive MetricStream's success in the market.

In a career spanning over 18 years in technology, Vasant has envisioned, designed, and developed market-leading products. He held senior management positions at Mercury Interactive/HP and InterWeave where he focused on building innovative and intuitive products that customers value.
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Vidya Phalke, Chief Technology Officer, MetricStream

Vidya Phalke

Chief Technology Officer, MetricStream

As the CTO of MetricStream, Vidya Phalke is responsible for MetricStream's technical architecture and strategy. Prior to being promoted to the CTO position, Vidya served as Vice President of Product Management and Engineering at MetricStream where he was responsible for MetricStream's Software Products and Platform Delivery. Starting with MetricStream in 2003, Vidya has been instrumental in transforming the, then nascent, GRC Platform vision into an Industry Leading GRC Software Platform as recognized by MetricStream's World Class Enterprise customers as well as Leading Analysts.
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Vincent R. Pinelli, Managing Director, COO & Head of Audit Professional Practices, MUFG Americaas

Vincent R. Pinelli

Managing Director, COO & Head of Audit Professional Practices, MUFG Americaas

Vince Pinelli is Managing Director, COO & Head of Audit Professional Practices for Internal Audit for the Americas (IAA) at MUFG Americas. In his role, Vince is responsible for influencing and driving the overall strategy and objectives for Internal Audit across MUFG Americas Holdings Audit function, including Audit Practice direction, globally. He leads the teams responsible for Audit Professional Practices, Audit Governance, Audit Analytics, and Head Office Reporting.
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William Simmons - VP, Sr. Manager, Business Continuity Management Program Office

William Simmons

VP, Sr. Manager, Business Continuity Management Program Office

William Simmons has been working in the Business Continuity field for 13 years. He has a strong prior background in Technology services which provides a perfect bridge from technology priorities to the business needs. William believes in a robust business continuity program around business resiliency and life safety and brings his knowledge to the training and execution of best practices in a program focused not only in the U.S. but globally.
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Zach Sokolski - VP – ERM Program Manager, Hancock Whitney Bank

Zach Sokolski

VP – ERM Program Manager, Hancock Whitney Bank

Zach Sokolski has been a risk management professional in the financial services industry since 2005. Zach is the ERM Program Manager for Hancock Whitney Bank where his responsibilities include risk governance and reporting; policy governance; GRC framework deployment; and MetricStream software strategy and administration. Zach chairs the Enterprise and Operational Risk Committee for the Mid-South Chapter of the Risk Management Association (RMA). Zach lives in New Orleans, LA, and graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2005 with a BBA in Finance.
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Yo Delmar, VP – GRC Solutions, MetricStream

Yo Delmar

SVP, GRC Solutions, MetricStream

Yo Delmar is the vice president of GRC Solutions at MetricStream and is focused on the company’s GRC market leadership. She has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology and Management, with a focus on Governance, Risk and Compliance over the past 10 years. Yo is responsible for MetricStream's Customer Engagement Program for over 400 companies world-wide and drives MetricStream's GRC Journey Program which provides expertise in helping companies implement strategies and programs for governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions that add strategic value while delivering dramatic cost savings
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