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This event ran April 27, 2017 and has now finished.

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Cybersecurity: What Every Business Leader Should Know

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:05 am


Umesh Verma, Founder of Cyber Houston & CEO of Blue Lance
Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership Cyber Security Taskforce

8:05 am - 8:15 am

Opening Remarks

Bob Harvey, President and CEO
Greater Houston Partnership

8:15 am - 8:30 am

Sponsor Welcome

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Panel: Governance and Risk Mitigation for Board Members and the C-suite

Mary Dickerson, Asst. Vice President | Asst. Vice Chancellor, IT Security/CISO
University of Houston
Dr William E. Carter, Vice Chancellor - Information Technology
Houston Community College System
Nick Economidis, Underwriter
Angela Haun, Special Agent & Coordinator, InfraGard
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Gary Hayes, Senior Vice President & CIO for Technology Operations
CenterPoint Energy
Elizabeth Rogers, Shareholder | Cybersecurity, Privacy & Crisis Management
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Networking break

10:15 am - 11:30 am

Panel: Areas of Highest Concern for Businesses

Jesse Carrillo, SVP & Chief Information Officer
Lucas McLane, Directory of Security Technology
Jeff Reichman, Principal
January Advisors
Andy Sawyer, Director of Security
Locke Lord
Peter Thomas, Chief Technology Officer
Blue Lance

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

“Panel Luncheon” Topic: Practical challenges of Political and Regulatory Decision Making

Taylor Landin, Regional Vice President - External Affairs
Eric Devlin, CEO
Lone Star Forensic Group
Paul Kendall, Governance, Risk & Compliance Senior Consultant
Accudata Systems, Inc.
John Wakefield, Assistant District Attorney
Harris County

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Panel: Security Issues and Practical Advice for Corporate and Individual Depositors

Jason Ritchie, Assistant Vice President - Bank Administration
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Houston Branch
Marianne Crowe, Vice President of Payment Strategies
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
John Suek, Information Technology Examiner
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Perry Pratt, SVP - Information Security Officer
Allegiance Bank
Samuel P. McGee, CIO/COO
Texas First Bank

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Networking break

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Panel: Health Information Exchanges - How Safe is My Health Record?

Deepak Chaudhry, Director - Technology Advisory
BDO Consulting
Phil Beckett, Chief Expansion Technology Officer
Sanjeev Sah, CISO
Texas Children’s Hospital

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Panel: State of Workforce Readiness in the Region

Dr. Arthur Conklin, Director
University of Houston
Daniel Ragsdale, Founding Director
Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center
Tom Winn, Interim Program Director - Master of Security Management
University of Houston - Downtown
Doug Rowlett, Ph.D., Dean, HCC Digital & Information technology Center of Excellence
Houston Community College
Louanne Harvey, Teacher
Eastwood Academy
Milind Sethi, Account Manager

4:45 pm - 6:15pm

Happy Hour & Prize Drawings

Ed Gonzalez, Sheriff
Harris County