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Ira Winkler, Chief Security Architect, Walmart

Ira Winkler, CISSP, is an award winning CISO, top-rated keynote speaker, bestselling author, and Chief Security Architect at Walmart.  He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals. Ira is one of the foremost experts in the human elements of cyber security and is known for the extensive espionage and social engineering simulations that he has conducted for Fortune 500 companies globally.  His books include You Can Stop Stupid, Spies Among Us, Corporate Espionage and Zen and the Art of Information Security. He and his work have been featured in a variety of media outlets including CNN, The Wall St Journal, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes, among other outlets throughout the world.

Winkler began his career at the National Security Agency, where he served as an Intelligence and Computer Systems Analyst. After leaving government service, he went on to serve as President of the Internet Security Advisors Group, Chief Security Strategist at HP Consulting, and Director of Technology of the National Computer Security Association. He has also served on the graduate and undergraduate faculties of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. In addition to his security efforts, Winkler is passionate about health and wellness and has over the past several years and is certified as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, P90X Certified Instructor and Insanity Certified Instructor.

Joe Maglitta, Head of Content, Interop

Joe Maglitta is Head of Content 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

Odia Kagan, Partner, Chair of GDPR Compliance and International Privacy, Fox Rothschild LLP

Odia Kagan is a Partner and Chair of GDPR Compliance & International Privacy Practice at Fox Rothschild LLP, a US national law firm. Odia has advised more than 200 companies of varying industries and sizes on compliance with GDPR, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other US data protection laws. With an emphasis on a pragmatic, risk based approach, Odia provides clients with practical advice on how to design and implement their products and services in a compliant manner. Odia holds 3 law degrees, 5 bar admissions and 7 privacy certifications (CIPP/US/E, CIPM, CDPO, C-GDPR/P, FIP, PLS). You can follow her on or Twitter at @odiakagan.

Pete Chestna, CISO North America, Checkmarx

Pete Chestna serves as the CISO of North America at Checkmarx, where he provides customers and prospects with practical advice for building successful application security programs. Bringing more than 15 years of direct AppSec practitioner experience, Pete has held roles ranging from developer and development leader to his most recent position as the Global Head of AppSec for the Bank of Montreal where he was responsible for the security of thousands of applications.

Over his years as a software engineer and engineering leader, Pete has led organizational transformations from Waterfall to Agile to DevOps and from monolith to microservice architectures. He is certified as both a scrum master and product owner. Stemming from his experience as both an avid practitioner and consultant, Pete has spoken internationally at numerous prominent security and developer conferences including DevOpsDays, All Day DevOps, OWASP AppSec, and DevSecCon.

Pete has been granted 3 patents. He enjoys whiskey tourism, astronomy, model rocketry and listening to Rush in his spare time.

Mark Milone, Data Strategy Director, Blueprint Technologies, LLC.

Mark Milone is an attorney and data strategy leader who advises clients in various industries including aerospace, defense and financial services. Mark works with companies to implement product features relating to cyber security and privacy along with analytics, cloud and artificial intelligence. He enjoys writing about the intersection of technology, law and public policy and wrote the first comprehensive book on cyber law titled Information Security Law: Control of Digital Assets (Law Journal Press, 2006).

Donald Farmer, CEO, Treehive Strategy

Donald Farmer is the Principal of TreeHive Strategy, advisors on data, analytics and innovation strategy to clients worldwide. 

Donald worked at Microsoft for 10 years leading teams focussed on data integration, data mining and desktop analytics. After Microsoft Donald joined the Swedish company Qlik and led the design and development of their second generation product Qlik Sense. In his time there, as he led the Innovation and Design team, Qlik was named one of the top 10 innovation growth companies in the world by Forbes.

Now as an independent advisor his clients include public and private market investors, some of the world’s largest software companies, but also many start-ups and incubators. His work has ranged from fashion incubators in Singapore to agricultural NGOs in Rwanda, from data startups in Iceland to family restaurants in the Philippines struggling to plan inventory. 

Donald is a well known speaker in the world of data analytics. He writes regularly for business journals globally and frequently runs workshops in his key strategic fields.

John Wunderlich, Senior Consultant, ThePrivacyPro

John Wunderlich is a senior consultant with the boutique privacy and data ethics consulting firm, The Privacy Pro. The Privacy Pro helps global companies implement practical solutions to protect data, comply with laws, and most importantly, respect people. John is a data protection professional and expert witness who has worked and consulted about privacy, data protection, and security for over 20 years in multiple jurisdictions. He has provided advice and consulting services to multiple public and private sector organizations in Canada, the United States and abroad.

John is a participant and leader in international privacy standards including the ISO, IEEE, and the Kantara Initiative. Before becoming a consultant, he designed and implemented process improvement, security & privacy programs and was a senior policy advisor to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

Mr. Wunderlich is the vice-chair of the IEEE P7002 Data Privacy Process Working Group, leading an effort to develop a standard for privacy engineering. In the Kantara Initiative, he has contributed to several efforts, most recently on privacy and identity protection in mobile Driving License ecosystems. He is member of the Standards Council of Canada ISO working group for the development of security and privacy standards. He is also a member of the CIO Strategy Council group that is developing a National Technical Specification for digital credentials and digital trust services. Mr. Wunderlich is a privacy member for the Toronto SickKids Hospital Research Ethics Board. He teaches privacy and security related courses at the University of Guelph. This includes courses for the Ontario Association of School Board Officials. He has authored or contributed to several books and is a frequent speaker at privacy and security conferences as well as a sought-after commentator on privacy issues in the print and broadcast media

He is a member and Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), holding both a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certification. Mr. Wunderlich has an B.A. (Hon. History) from the University of Manitoba and an M.B.A. from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.

Tracy Bannon, Sr Principal/DevOps, MITRE

Passionate Architect!!! Tracy (Trac) Bannon is a Senior Principal in MITRE Corporation’s Advanced Software Innovation Center.  She is an accomplished software architect, engineer, and DevSecOps advisor having worked across commercial and government clients.  

She is a passionate architect and her specialty emphasizes cloud native, decoupled architectures, DataOps/xOps, and DevSecOps.  Understanding complex problems and working to deliver mission/business value at the speed of relevance is job one!

Trac walks the walk and talks the talk.  She’s just as passionate about mentoring and training as she is about architecting sustainable ecosystems!   She enjoys community and knowledge building with her teams, her clients, and the next generation of technologists by guest lecturing at universities, leading working groups, and sharing experience stories. 

Trac is a featured speaker and panel moderator at industry events holding certifications from Microsoft , AWS,  DevOps Institute, PMI, Scrum Alliances, and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). 


Sanjay Srivastava, Chief Digital Officer, Genpact

In this role, Sanjay leads Genpact’s growing digital and technology businesses. He oversees the company’s offerings in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation and digital technology services. He also oversees the Genpact Cora platform, an artificial-intelligence-enabled platform that builds upon customer experience at the core and delivers industry-leading governance, integration, and orchestration capabilities across digital transformations.

Before joining Genpact, Sanjay worked as a technology entrepreneur, creating and building four startups from the founding stage to sustainable product businesses. Those firms eventually were individually acquired by Akamai, BMC, FIS, and Genpact. Sanjay also held operating leadership roles in other large corporations including Hewlett Packard, Akamai, and SunGard (now FIS), where he oversaw product management, global sales, engineering, and services businesses.

Sanjay writes regularly and speaks frequently at industry events on digital transformation and artificial intelligence, and actively blogs on LinkedIn. He is a regular contributor to Forbes, YouTube, and other forums, and has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, MIT Technology Review, Techonomy,, InformationWeek, and AI Business, among others. International Data Group (IDG) has named Sanjay as one of the “10 Digital Transformation Influencers to Follow Today.”

Sanjay received his graduate degree from the University of Minnesota and earned his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.