Paul Carugati, Head of Information Security, Syngenta

ACCOMPLISHED INFORMATION SECURITY EXECUTIVE with a proven ability and rich expertise in the successful execution of Information Security programs in global organizations. Specialist in building high-performing security teams and fostering a culture of data protection through business enablement, achieving positive, measurable behavioral change through accountability and integrity.


Soft/Hard Skills: Technology & Security Leadership, Effective Communication, Public Speaking, C-suite Expertise, SecOps / Threat Intelligence, InfoSec Architecture, Education, & Governance, Incident Detection/Response, Global Privacy Program Mgmt, M/A Oversight, SSAE16/SOC2 Audit Mgmt, Risk Management, Back-office ERP, NG/Web Application Firewalls, MS Active Directory, 2FA/Public Key Crypto (PKI), SoX/PCI Governance, Cloud Computing & Trust Model Design


Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C-CISO) 

Edward Delaporte, Manager, Cybersecurity Software Development & Assurance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Edward Delaporte manages the Cybersecurity Development and Assurance Team at the University of Illinois. Edward has been coding professionally since 2000 and in Cybersecurity since 2006.

Anne Mansfield, Director, Commercial Software Development, Patterson Technology Center

Anne Mansfield is the Director of Commercial Software Development for Patterson Technology Center, a division of Patterson Companies. In her role, she leads product teams to plan, develop, test, deliver and support the company’s commercial software products, which are used by dentists and veterinarians to run their businesses. Her responsibilities also include medical device quality management and privacy and security operations. As a technology leader with experience in a diverse range of business functions, Anne has focused the last 14 years of her career on leading complex, cross-functional projects to transform and upgrade systems, to continually enhance processes and to drive change management in order to deliver positive customer outcomes. 

Brad Marr, Senior Director and CISO, Life Fitness

Brad Marr began his career over 20 years ago as a Systems Specialist supporting Caterpillar’s digital strategy for industrial products. From there he moved onto ITT Corporation and Xylem holding various IT and Cyber Security roles supporting a spin-off of two major business segments, a digital transformation, and enterprise scaled security initiatives Brad currently serves as the Senior Director and CISO at Life Fitness, a global fitness equipment manufacturer. His focus is to build and operate a world-class security program, with a focus on managing risk in the connected fitness ecosystem and positioning security as a competitive strength for the business.

Sriya Potham, Principal Cloud Security Architect, Application Security & Solution Engineering, United Airlines

Sriya Potham is an experienced security professional and cloud evangelist and is currently a Principal Cloud Security Architect managing e-commerce, AWS, and SaaS security at United Airlines. She has obtained both the AWS Solutions Architect – Assoicate and AWS Security – Specialty certifications and has been involved in the development of cloud programs at major Fortune 500 companies in the travel, financial, and consumer goods sectors. Outside of work she enjoys practicing and teaching yoga.

Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech; Microsoft MVP, Former Vice President of IT D&P

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.

Doug Wick, VP of Product, ALTR

Doug leads product and marketing at ALTR. With over 20 years of startup experience, he has broad experience managing product conception and development through to market success. His last role was as CEO of TradeLive, a startup marketplace for IT equipment, with previous executive roles leading product management, sales, and marketing.

Craig Youngberg, Director of Information Security, Chicago Public Schools

Craig Youngberg is the Director of Information Security for Chicago Public Schools, the second largest employer in Chicago and third largest school district in the USA. As a professor at DePaul he teaches Enterprise Security Infrastructure Controls and Regulatory Compliance. He has deep experience working international insurance companies and major financial institutions in Accenture Cyber Resiliency practice. Craig has had responsibility for IT Project Management, IT End User Services, IT Risk and Security at ITW, a fortune 500 manufacture. Previously Craig was a Risk Management and Internal Audit executive at the public accounting firm Crowe Horwath. He also has production experience in automotive and plastics manufacturing and ERP implementations. He was also the proprietor of Tavern for a few years.


Craig has an MBA from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, CIA, CCSA, CPA, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, and PMP.