Sean Boulter, Solution Architect, Salt Security
Sean has more than 25 years of experience as an infrastructure technologist. He’s held architecture roles at Arista Networks, Riverbed Technology, Jostens, and Target Corporation. At Aeritae Consulting Group, he consulted at Ameriprise, Best Buy, Medtronic, USBank, as well as co-authored a CCIE-prep book published by Macmillan. Sean earned his Bachelor of Music from the University of Miami.
Mitch Christian, Information Security Officer – Global, Synergy Global Housing
I was born and raised on a small farm in Wisconsin. I owned my own business at the age of 19. In the early 90’s I went to work for Kimberly Clark as an Electrical Engineering Tech building out Diaper Machines and switched profession into IT starting out as a PC maintenance tech at Kimberly Clark working my way to overseeing the NOC for the corporation. I moved to a position with Grant Thornton starting out as a local IT manager and worked my way to National Director of IT. In 2008 I started my own company doing Cyber Security Consulting for small businesses and landed John Deere and Jimmy Johns as major clients doing compliance work and hardening systems. In 2016 I started for American Hotel Register as Global IT Security Lead and built out a global security program from scratch. In 2019 I went to work for Kivu Consulting as Director of Cyber Investigations leading more than 100 investigations and remediations of Ransomware incidents and litigation cases. Currently I am Global IT Security Director for Synergy Global Housing and CISO for Alpha Recon (a startup company making an app for Risk Management). I have a degree in Automated Manufacturing and one in Business Technical Management. I currently hold a CISSP and CISM. My family and I reside in Colorado and I am an active member of Infragard.
Nathanael Coffing, Founder and Chief Strategist, Cloudentity
Nathanael Coffing is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategist of Cloudentity. He’s a veteran of the identity and access management space, having worked closely on IAM products at Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and Imperva prior to founding Cloudentity.
Ricardo Lafosse, Chief Information Security Officer, Kraft Heinz
Ricardo Lafosse is chief information security officer for Kraft Heinz. Lafosse is responsible for IT risk governance, OT security, incident management, technical disaster recovery, and determining enterprise-wide security policies and procedures. Lafosse regularly presents on security topics at global conferences, including MirCon, ISACA CACS and Secure World. Prior to his current role, Lafosse was chief information security officer for Morningstar, where he was responsible for providing strategic information security leadership, implementation and governance for the Information Security Program. Lafosse has more than 16 years of experience in information security for the government, banking, legal, healthcare and education sectors. Lafosse began his career in information security consulting in finance. Lafosse holds a Master’s in Information Assurance from Iowa State University. He also holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designations.
Michael Lines, Head of Product Security, LeanIX, Inc.
Michael is a highly accomplished security executive with over 20 years of experience serving as the global CISO for such companies as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Transunion, and Fair Isaac Corporation, and well as leading the Advisory practices in Security, Risk and Privacy for Online Business Systems and Optiv. He writes, blogs, and speaks on a variety of information security topics, primarily concerning what it takes to develop and run effective information security programs, and why so many companies continue to suffer security breaches due to ineffective programs.
Michael is currently the Head of Product Security for LeanIX, a leading SaaS solution, helping companies define, design, and manage their digital transformation journeys. In this capacity, he is responsible for both the product vision for the platform related to customer security needs, and acting as the security architect and SME for the LeanIX platform.
Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech
Annur Sumar is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP and technology consultant in the areas of Infrastructure Design, Enterprise Content Management, CRM, Microsoft Azure, System Center and Cloud Technologies. Annur is an industry recognized leader and independent speaker around strategic service automation, technology driven process improvements, IT service alignment, engineering best practices and operations management. All of which are targeted in his presentations to helping businesses with complex IT environments lower Total Cost of Ownership and raising Return On Investments.
Prior to joining a Microsoft Partner Consulting firm, Annur served as a Vice President of Technology for Duff & Phelps. One of the world’s leading independent financial advisory firms serving client needs in the areas of valuation, investment banking, transaction advice, and dispute consulting. During his tenure at Duff & Phelps, Annur worked closely with Microsoft product teams and case study managers in providing invaluable feedback around how businesses such as his were able to benefit from cloud technologies that were molded into business solutions. As a Microsoft MVP and industry expert, Annur brings 10 years of experience to work actively with other MVPs and Microsoft Partners to provide industry insight and strategic direction.
Vivian Tero, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Illumio
Helps enterprise and federal customers and partners evaluate and identify how Illumio can be used to meet compliance and zero-trust technical controls.
Prior to Illumio, she was a Senior Product Manager with ServiceNow’s ITOM (CMDB) and Security Business Units (Vendor Risk Manager and GRC).
Before ServiceNow, she was with Symantec’s Data Center Security group.