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Joe Maglitta, Editorial Director, Interop

Joe Maglitta is Editorial Director at Interop. An-award-winning technology writer and editor, Joe has served in senior event and editorial roles at top media companies. He has created innovative programs and content for dozens of leading technology companies, agencies, and research firms.  Follow and connect with him at

James L. Turgal, Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy & Transformation, Optiv

Optiv Vice President, specializing in Cyber Risk, Threats, Strategy, Incident Response and Transformation. Provides subject matter expertise and advice/recommendations/education to C-Suite executives, audit committees and boards of directors on cyber threat actors, cyber intelligence, resilience, and response to the crisis management challenges facing companies. Assists clients including public and privately held companies and law firms in developing and executing cyber focused strategy and security programs to prevent and minimize the business operations impact of cyber threats. This includes significant C-Suite and Board level executive experience in advising / translating complex cyber/information technology concepts and building strategies to address cyber-attack influenced business risk, cyber crisis management resilience and response and other strategy efforts for the public and private sector.Mr. Turgal joined Optiv after spending over three years in the Cyber Risk Practice at Deloitte and after retiring from a distinguished 22-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his FBI career, James served as a Special Agent, Attorney and Pilot in numerous FBI Field Offices, and two years as the Deputy General Counsel for Domestic Terrorism Affairs. His cyber experience began in 2003 working cyber investigations and includes designing a Cyber Crime Taskforce and Computer Forensic Laboratory in the Cincinnati Field Office; served in executive roles as the Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Arizona office; and senior executive/C-Suite roles as the Assistant Director – Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) and culminated his career as the Executive Assistant Director of Global Information Technology and the FBI’s Chief Information Officer (CIO).

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Jessica Hetrick, Cyber Resilience Leader, Optiv

Jessica is a senior cyber security leader with more than a decade of experience in crisis management, incident response, and security operations. As a strategic leader, she has created, managed, and led cyber security operations programs for global organizations. She effectively integrates strategy, program design, governance, and operations to implement resilient enterprise solutions.Prior to joining Optiv, Jessica directed global incident response teams at Cisco during crises and provided strategic leadership to reduce risk and improve processes and procedures for global organizations. Jessica has also worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and a Fortune 200 company, to create and direct security operations, enhance technical awareness, and improve overallnational security.

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Ryan LaSalle, North America Security Lead at Accenture

Ryan leads the North America practice for Accenture Security. He is responsible for nurturing the talented teams that bring transformative solutions to better defend and protect our clients. He is also accountable for delivering on our commitment to clients for high-quality, innovative delivery to address their most critical issues.

Currently, Ryan is focusing on solutions at the intersection of analytics, knowledge discovery and cyber security, with the goal of improving threat assessment methodologies and enhancing knowledge of successful responses. His deep experience in security solutions, innovation-led approaches and market expertise has made him a sought-after security innovator with clients.

Over the course of nearly two decades with Accenture, Ryan has worked with clients across commercial, non-profit and public sector organizations, helping them identify and implement emerging technology solutions to meet their business needs.

Ryan is a Ponemon Institute Fellow and is active with the Greater Washington Board of Trade. He sits on security innovation advisory councils for several clients. A seasoned innovator, Ryan holds patents in human resource management, knowledge discovery, security analytics, threat intelligence and establishing trust between entities online. Ryan is a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Princeton University.

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Romi Mahajan, President/Founder, The KKM Group

Diana Kelley, CSO, Cybrize

Diana Kelley is the CSO2 (Chief Strategy Officer/Chief Security Officer) and co-founder of Cybrize. She also serves on the boards of Cyber Future Foundation, WiCyS, and The Executive Women’s Forum (EWF). Diana was Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft, Global Executive Security Advisor at IBM Security, GM at Symantec, VP at Burton Group (now Gartner), a Manager at KPMG, CTO and co-founder of SecurityCurve, and Chief vCISO at SaltCybersecurity

Her extensive volunteer work has included serving on the ACM Ethics & Plagiarism Committee, Cybersecurity Committee Advisor at CompTIA, CTO and Board Member at Sightline Security, Advisory Board Chair at WOPLLI Technologies, Advisory Council member Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics, Bridgewater State University, and RSAC US Program Committee.

She is a sought-after keynote speaker, the host of BrightTALK’s The (Security) Balancing Act, co-author of the books Practical Cybersecurity Architecture and Cryptographic Libraries for Developers, has been a lecturer at Boston College's Masters program in cybersecurity, the EWF 2020 Executive of the Year and EWF Conference Chair 2021 and 2022, an SCMedia Power Player, and one of Cybersecurity Ventures 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.

Dharmesh Godha, CTO and President, Advaiya

Dharmesh Godha, President and CTO, Advaiya

Dharmesh Godha is President and CTO of Advaiya, a technology consulting and implementation services company that provides tailored digital transformation solutions with business applications and analytics. Dharmesh has more than 25 years' experience identifying and leveraging innovation, and numerous technology platforms for various project implementations.

He directs efforts and drives high-level analysis to determine the proper direction of innovation and selection of appropriate technology for aligning Advaiya's initiatives for business customers needing re-engineering, modernization, or improvement. He further provides technical leadership to develop the vision, strategy, architecture and solution design for customers that lead to transformation and improvement of their enterprise productivity and consumer experiences.

Dharmesh has been instrumental in adopting and leveraging learnings from larger technology companies such as Microsoft and Google. He received his Master Degree in technology from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kanpur, and submitted an award-winning thesis on XML Technologies.

Fernando Montenegro, Senior Principal Analyst, Omdia

Paras Shah, CEO, LAMR Group

Paras Shah is an entrepreneur and executive with 20 years of cyber-security product and consulting experience. His company, LAMR Group, works with both large enterprises and start-ups.  Developing solutions and frameworks to drive resiliency and stability with regard to Security, Compliance, and Governance, LAMR has a global footprint.  Shah is a graduate of Georgetown University.

John Cavanaugh, CTO, NetCraftsmen

Carl Bolterstein, Director of Product Management, NDR, EDR, OpenText

Jason Lane, Product Marketing Director, Snyk

Wendy Schuchart, Editor in Chief, ITProToday/ Data Center Knowledge

Emily Laufer, Threat Research Product Marketing Manager, Zscaler

Maxine Holt, Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity, Omdia

Karen Schwartz, Senior Security Correspondent, ITProToday/ Data Center Knowledge

Karen D. Schwartz has written hundreds of feature articles and hard news pieces on a variety of technology and business topics. Notable clients include ITPro TodayeWeekInformationWeekGovernment Executive, and CIO. She has also ghost-written many articles, white papers, case studies and book chapters for vendors in the technology sector. Find out more about Karen and her work at


Leo Vela, Inside Sales Engineer, Rubrik

 Leo is an Inside Sales Engineer who covers the Mid-Market space at Rubrik. He's been at Rubrik since Jan 2022. Before his run at Rubrik began, Leo gained experience working at SHI as an Inside Solutions Engineer for two years.

Kelley Misata, Founder and CEO, Sightline Security

Reet Kaur, Chief Information Security Officer, Portland Community College

Dale “Dr. Z” Zabriskie, Field CISO, Cohesity

Known for his ability to communicate both technically and conceptually in an authoritative yet entertaining style, Dale “Dr. Z” Zabriskie has consulted with IT professionals across the globe, advising on implementing effective cyber security strategies. He is a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and certified in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK).

In his 20-year cybersecurity career, Dr. Z has advised major healthcare, public sector, finance, retail, entertainment, and manufacturing organizations in over fifty countries. He has also been a popular moderator and participant in numerous industry panels. His expertise is supported by career experience in information technology, regulatory compliance, research and development, marketing, and sales. 

Before joining Cohesity, Dr. Z served as the Global Evangelist for Symantec for over 16 years. Prior companies include Proofpoint, Veritas, SunGard, and IBM.

Nader Zaveri, Senior Manager – Incident Response & Remediation

Nader Zaveri has over 15 years of experience in IT security, infrastructure, and risk management.
Nader has led hundreds of incident response investigations related to on-prem or cloud-based environments. He has helped investigate and understand the storyline of the attack for the most allusive threat actors such as nation-states.

He also leads the remediation efforts with his knowledge and experience by providing strategic short, medium, and long-term remediation recommendations to directors and C-level executives. He also leads the efforts in providing tactical recommendations to specialists, to improve the security posture of an organization. Nader also has experience with leading transformational projects over infrastructure and processes with technical and organizational change components in response to rapidly evolving business needs and regulatory requirements.

Nader Zaveri conducted interviews and presentations for dozens of organizations and conferences regarding cloud and on-prem Incident Response and Remediation topics. He regularly provides security updates and briefings to C-Suite personnel during and after an incident, as well as assists with post-remediation and hardening efforts for the organization.

Prior to joining Mandiant, Nader Zaveri spent several years in leadership positions at major cyber security consulting firms. Before joining consulting, Nader worked as a lead practitioner for multi-national organizations.