CIO and EVP IT & Mobile Communication B2G Business
The Flying Object
Director of Network Security
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Editorial Director, Aerospace
Co-Founder GPSG Cyber and Senior Director, Insider & Cyber Threats
Global Professional Services Group (GPSG)
President, Communications Sector
Senior Vice President, National Systems Group
The Aerospace Corporation
Senior Manager, Automotive Cyber Security
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America
Principle Cybersecurity Engineer
Cyber Security and Executive Leadership Consulting
Carnival Corporation & PLC
Vice President of Engineering
Managing Director, Cyber Risk Services
Deloitte & Touche
Program Manager, Space Protection and Response Program
Air Force Research Laboratory
Technical Staff, IQT
In-Q-Tel CosmiQ Works
Director for International Cyber Policy
National Security Council
Senior Vice President Security and Cyber
Inmarsat Global, Ltd.
Senior Technical Manager, Real Time Ops Iridium
Ahsen Abbasi is the Senior Technical Manager, Operations at Iridium's Satellite Network Operations Center where he is responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of Iridium's Real-Time-Operations. He has over 20 years' experience in satellite constellation development, deployment and operations. From system concept of operations development, to launch operations management, to the operations and maintenance of a satellite system, Ahsen has lead multi-faceted teams in all life cycle phases of space systems in the commercial, civil and military domains. His expertise in satellite ground systems software and hardware deployment have provided a pathway for operational efficiency in large scale satellite constellation networks. He has published papers on the deployment and sustainment of constellation based space systems. Ahsen received both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Special Assistant for Cyber Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
Katherine "Katie" Arrington currently is the Chief Information Security Officer for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. In this position, she serves as the central hub and integrator within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, OUSD(A&S), to align acquisition cyber strategy.
As the cyber lead and programmatic analytic advisor for strategic cyber programs, Ms. Arrington is responsible for conducting analysis within the major defense acquisition program portfolio and across the Department of Defense. This cross functional analysis will ensure transparency within the acquisition strategy, interoperability between enterprise networks, and compliance strategies for cyber initiatives. She also meets with key Cyber personnel (across both DoD and Federal Agencies) as well as legislators to ensure that changes made in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are supportive in reaching the goals of decreased spending and increased compliance with current and future standards. The final focal point will be on protecting the Department's intellectual property/data and securing our weapon systems and critical infrastructure.
Before assuming her position in OUSD(A&S), Ms. Arrington had an extensive career as a legislator and senior cyber executive. Ms. Arrington was a candidate for South Carolina US House of Representative 2018 and a South Carolina State Representative for 2 terms. She has substantial experience and capabilities in cyber strategy, policy, enablement and implementation across a wide range of domains, including DoD, Federal, Healthcare and State. She acquired her experience in cyber over the past 15 years with Booz Allen Hamilton, Centuria Corporation and Dispersive Networks. This has given her the unique experience of working at a large business, small business and non-traditional contractor for the government. She attended Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.
Director Defense Intelligence Agency
Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Jr. became the 21st Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency on 3 October 2017. He formerly served as the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, where he was the senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff for all aspects of intelligence, counterintelligence and security.
Lieutenant General Ashley is a career army military intelligence officer with assignments in Fort Bragg, NC, Washington, DC, Fort Gordon, GA, MacDill Air Force Base, FL, Izmir, Turkey, and deployments to Operation JOINT FORGE, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq, and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan.
He has commanded at the company, battalion, squadron, and brigade levels with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a squadron, brigade commander, and J-2. His commands include the 206th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA, Intelligence Squadron, Office of Military Support, Washington, DC, and the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps.
Other key assignments include the Director of Intelligence, United States Army Joint Special Operations Command; the Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command; the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, International Security Assistance Force and Director of Intelligence, United States Forces, Afghanistan; and Commanding General, the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, AZ.
Lieutenant General Ashley has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University, a master's degree in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College and a master's degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (2OLC), Legion of Merit (1OLC), and Bronze Star Medal (2OLC). Lieutenant General Ashley has also earned the Parachutist Badge, Army Aviation Crewmember Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and Australian Parachutist Badge.
Partner Sway Ventures
Senior Vice President, Government Services RigNet, Inc.
James Arden "Jamie" Barnett, Jr. is a retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, serving for 32 years as a Surface Warfare Officer. He is one of the founders of the American College of National Security Leaders. His final assignment in the Navy was Deputy Commander of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) during the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. NECC consisted of approximately 40,000 specially trained Sailors such as the Seabees, Explosive Ordinance Disposal personnel, Coastal Warfare and Riverine units, with approximately 8,000 of these Sailors deployed to combat zones. His previous flag assignment was Director of Naval Education and Training in the Pentagon.
Upon retiring from the Navy, Rear Admiral Barnett was named as the Chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. He was responsible for overseeing FCC activities pertaining to public safety, homeland security, emergency management and disaster preparedness. Under his leadership, the Bureau proposed major initiatives for Next Generation 9-1-1. He worked actively on a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network for first responders, including a rulemaking that designated the Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology for that network. He established the Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division in his bureau and led the Commission's team in developing policy to fight botnets and improve the security of Internet routing and the Domain Name System. He proposed and helped conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.
Before joining RigNet, Rear Admiral Barnett was a partner in a major law firm in Washington, D.C. where he was the Chair of the Telecommunications group. In 2015, he was named as a Top Lawyer in DC for cybersecurity by the Washingtonian magazine. He has written pieces for or been interviewed by The Washington Post, Newsweek, Roll Call, The Hill, Politico Pro, Communications Daily, The Washington Examiner, FedScoop, TR Daily, CIO Magazine, New York Times, Baltimore Sun, Network World, National Defense Week, Stars and Stripes and Law360 and has been interviewed on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Bloomberg News as well as local Washington, DC stations.
Segment Engineering Technical Authority - Operations Critical Telecommunications BP Upstream
Dennis leads the field telecommunications engineering discipline globally for BP Upstream. An engineering and business professional, he possesses a broad background in US and international telecommunications and field communications technologies. He is an avid student of physical and cyber security, an accomplished leader and problem solver, and always a Marine.
Vice President and CTO-Government Solutions Fireeye
Mr. Bushar is a seasoned, highly effective, and innovative cyber security leader with extensive Federal Government, Cyber Security, Risk Management, and Network Operations experience. Mr. Bushar has a dynamic track record of building teams and strategic solutions that drive mission performance, ensure organizational security, and minimize risk. Mr. Bushar has over 19 years of experience in the areas of information assurance, information security, cyber operations, and incident response services. Currently, Mr. Bushar is serving as Vice President for Global Government and Executive Director for Services Innovation at Mandiant. In this role, he is leading a global team of subject matter experts in security operations, incident response, security programs, industrial control system security, and penetration testing that develop and deliver innovative security programs and solutions and services for commercial and government clients worldwide.
Harrison spent most of his career in software and security before moving into the space industry. Having been through the ups and downs of smallsat communications, he set out to bring a generalized solution to the market at large. After navigating the technological maze, and working with the FCC to eliminate all regulatory hurdles, he moved to space security. In early 2019, he was asked to write a whitepaper on the security issues facing the industry, and that paper crystallized the community.
CTO, Azure Global Microsoft Corp
CEO National Defense Group
Chris Childers is the founder and CEO of National Defense Group. From secure server software and transceiver firmware for SATCOM to cyber security work with various DoD customers, Chris has been on the cutting edge of digital security for the last 15 years
President & Founder Cliftongroup International Ltd.
Mr. Clifton is President and Founder of CliftonGroup International Limited and is currently under contract to PBS as the solution architect for their next generation interconnection system. He has over 25 years of experience in the satellite industry with expertise in a wide variety of media and entertainment applications including broadcast television and radio, IPTV and digital cinema as well as Over the Top (OTT) and Content on Demand (COD) distribution. Ron is a Professional Engineer with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the IEEE and an Executive Member of SMPTE.
Chief Operating Officer QuintessenceLabs
Mark Crowley is President of QuintessenceLabs Inc., the US subsidiary of QuintessenceLabs Pty. He manages US market development including establishing the US supply chain, supporting staff and business partnering for sales and marketing to increase Federal, Defense and Commercial market penetration. He has global responsibility for business development and market strategy. Prior to QuintessenceLabs, Mark was Executive in Residence at New Enterprise Associates providing advice to CEOs. Before that, he was CEO of solar technology start-up SolFocus for 5 years. Mark has 25 years' experience in the US Defense Industry, holding numerous Vice President roles in Engineering, Product Management and Air Force Programs with Lockheed Martin and General Electric. Mark holds Engineering degrees from the University of Illinois and Drexel University, and the Stanford GSB Sloan Program.
President Providence Access Company
Andrew D'Uva is President of Providence Access Company, a government affairs, technology, and satellite consultancy. He has supported international commercial satellite and telecommunications businesses on the regulatory, policy, legal, operational and business fronts for more than two decades, with a present emphasis on government services, information assurance, and cybersecurity in support of national security missions. Satellite clients have included key communication satellites owner-operators, trade organizations, and U.S. Federal agencies. He coordinates` the activities of the SATCOM Industry Group (SIG), dedicated to improving the satellite communications capabilities afforded to the U.S. government. He is U.S. industry chair of the Commercial Space INFOSEC Working Group of the NSA/DISA focused on enhancing space cybersecurity. He was a founding executive of the commercial SATCOM firm New Skies Satellites (now SES) and an attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Mr. D'Uva holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Transport Assurance Practice Director NCC Group
Andy Joined NCC Group in 2010 as Research Director. In his role as Transport Assurance Practice Director his team delivers a comprehensive suite of cyber security and assurance services to Automotive, Maritime, Rail and Aerospace sectors across the globe. Andy has over 25 years' experience in cyber security gained from working in various Government departments and high profile roles in a range of security consulting firms.
Lead Systems Engineer, Space Programs Airbus Defense & Space SAS
Ron Einhorn is Airbus US' lead systems engineer supporting the development of the ARROW satellite bus for US Government missions. He is also Airbus' program manager for a Department of Defense program evaluating a constellation of low earth satellites.
Prior to joining Airbus, Mr. Einhorn worked at SES Government Solutions serving as Vice President, Government Programs. In that position, Mr. Einhorn led all classified business activities supporting the Intelligence Community, State Department, and Department of Defense. Mr. Einhorn developed and supported commercial satellite communication solutions for remotely piloted aircraft and manned aircraft operations. He developed end-to-end communication solutions which included delivering user antennas for remote sites, satellite bandwidth, teleports, and terrestrial backhaul circuits. He supported future capability studies to improve performance, resiliency, and information assurance for U.S. Government space and ground architectures. Prior to SES, Mr. Einhorn supported NRO's Mission Support Directorate and the Joint Staff/J39.
Ron Einhorn served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force supporting various space and missile operations and acquisition activities. Mr. Einhorn's USAF career included assignments supporting the NRO at Cape Canaveral AFS, OD4 in Sunnyvale, CA, and at HQ NRO. His duties included space launch, communications, special communications, and signals intelligence missions.
Dennis R. Gatens joined Cloud Constellation Corporation in 2017. He previously was the SVP & GM of OneAccess Networks, NA. Gatens obtained his electrical engineering degree from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, and his MBA from Radford University. After 12 years as an engineer, engineering manager and product manager at FiberCom developing fiber-based network solutions, he went on to join Carrier Access Corp as Director of Product Management, then VP & GM of the Converged Access Business Unit. Throughout his career he has held a range of engineering, product management and marketing positions where he has worked with channel partners and service providers all over the world to introduce a number of emerging communications technologies into their small business and enterprise managed network and cloud service offerings.
Co-Founder and CTO OODA LLC
Bob Gourley is a co-founder and CTO of OODA LLC, the publisher of CTOvision.com and OODAloop.com. Bob's most recent book, The Cyber Threat, provides business executives with actionable insights into the threat landscape. Bob's first career was as a naval intelligence officer, which included operational tours in Europe and Asia. Bob was the first Director of Intelligence (J2) at DoD's cyber defense organization JTF-CND. Following retirement from the Navy, Bob was an executive with TRW and Northrop Grumman, and then returned to government service as the CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Bob was named one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the globe by Infoworld. He was selected for AFCEAs award for meritorious service to the intelligence community, and was named by Washingtonian as one of DC's "Tech Titans." Bob is known throughout the aviation community for his fact-based, no-hype assessments on the cyber threat.
Founder Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education
Kyla Guru is 17 years old and a senior at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, IL. The summer before her freshman year of high school, Kyla discovered her unique passion for cybersecurity, fascinated by the task of protecting technologies of our future. With this discovery, she also learned that 90% of cyberattacks on national infrastructure were due to human error. In an effort to combat this vulnerability, Kyla founded Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity Education (www.bitsnbytes.us.com), a national 501(c)(3) that now sustains national partnerships with corporations including Facebook and IBM, educational platforms like Discovery Education, and 243+ schools internationally, all in efforts to increase awareness, literacy, and fluency in privacy and cybersecurity. Kyla's passion has taken her to stages including TEDxChicago, NIST's NICE K12 Conference, RSAC 2019, and RSAC-APJ 2019 in Singapore, where she is consistently an advocate for both cybersecurity education as well as the critical mobilization of Gen-Z youth. Believing in the power of young people, Kyla is also the cofounder and co-director of GirlCon Chicago (www.girlconchicago.com), Chicago's premiere high-school tech conference that unites 300+ industry professionals and students annually to discuss bridging the gender gap in tech. For her work, Kyla has been honored as Crain Chicago's Top 50 in Tech, a Stanford She++ fellow, a 2018 Global Teen Leader, and a 2019 Harvard Book Prize Award winner.
CIO and EVP IT & Mobile Communication B2G Business Samsung Electronics
Mr. Terry Halvorsen started with Samsung electronics on April first of this 2017 as an Executive Vice President in the Business to Government group. He has since been appointed as the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President IT and Mobile Business to Business group Samsung Electronics.
Prior to Joining Samsung Electronics, Mr. Halvorsen Served as the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer from March 8, 2015 to February 28 2017. He previously served as the Acting Department of Defense Chief Information Officer from June of 2014 until March of 2015. He was the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer from November 2010 until May of 2014.
Before serving as the Department of the Navy CIO, Mr. Halvorsen was the Deputy Commander, Navy Cyber Forces. He began serving in that position in January 2010 as part of the Navy Cyber reorganization. Previous to that, Mr. Halvorsen served as the Deputy Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command. He was responsible for providing leadership for over 16,000 military and civilian personnel and supporting over 300 ships and approximately 800,000 globally dispersed computer network users. In this position he was responsible for the business performance of Navy network operations, space operations, information operations and knowledge management.
Mr. Halvorsen served as an Army intelligence officer active and reserve in a variety of assignments, including Operations Just Cause and Desert Storm. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Widener University and a master's degree in educational technology from the University of West Florida. He is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and an Excellence in Government Leadership Fellow. He was awarded the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award for Civilian Executive Service in 2017.
Venture Advisor The Flying Object
Director of Network Security Hughes an EchoStar Company
David has over 20 years of experience in the Information Security field, 15 of them with Hughes Network Systems. He has worked for major universities, large government agencies, and as a consultant for a variety of corporations. As Director of Network Security for Hughes, one of David's responsibilities is security oversight of satellite systems, ensuring planned threat mitigations and providing guidance from initial development through launch covering not only cyber threats but also threats to physical ground and space segments. He started out as a firewall and IDS analyst heading up the first IDS ever installed at the USDA. He went on to perform penetration testing, risk assessments, and worked at an MSSP monitoring customer IDS. David earned his CISSP in 2005, GCPM Gold in 2009, and PCI ISA in 2015. Previously, David has worked for SANS building demonstration networks at security conferences and mentoring CISSP training sessions. At Hughes, David is also responsible for PCI and other compliance efforts. He is looking forward to sharing his experiences ensuring the security of VSAT and Satellite communications
Editorial Director, Aerospace Via Satellite
Mark Holmes is the Editorial Director of Via Satellite, the Program Chair for the Global Connected Aircraft Summit and CyberSat. He is also Director of Strategic Content for the SATELLITE show. Mark has been at Access Intelligence (AI) over seventeen years, working on a variety of titles in telecoms, broadband, digital TV, aviation and satellite. Mark has been with AI's Aerospace Group for over nine years.
Mark has played a key role in building the 'Global Connected Aircraft Summit' event, which launched four years ago and has been a huge success story for AI.
Before joining Access Intelligence, Mark was deputy editor of leading Euromoney Institutional Investor title Global Telecoms Business. In this position, Mark interviewed the CEOs of many leading telcos world-wide including, BT, Verizon, France Telecom, Sprint, SBC etc. In the last 20 years, Mark has interviewed hundreds of C-Suite executives in the telecoms, satellite, broadcast, aviation, broadband and cable space.
Co-Founder GPSG Cyber and Senior Director, Insider & Cyber Threats Global Professional Services Group (GPSG)
Crystal works with GPSG's executive partners on cyber and insider threat risk management strategies. She leverages her unique background as a former counterintelligence and cyber threats officer with the federal government to strategic roadmaps for security leaders. Crystal has been instrumental in building GPSG Cyber offerings, particularly insider threat risk management support.
Crystal has developed a well-rounded network of high-profile cyber contacts while tracking dynamic cyber and technology trends across multiple sectors. Due in large part to her ingenuity and efforts, GPSG is able to offer custom cyber strategy offerings allowing GPSG partners to address the latest digital risks.
As Crystal moves forward with GPSG, she will continue supporting executive partners while leading operational growth. She is a longtime proponent of cyber awareness, having led multiple speaking engagements, workshops, webinars, and panel discussions about the importance of online security and promoting diversity in the cyber field. She contributes to multiple cybersecurity websites and can be reached on Twitter at @crystal4lister.
President, Communications Sector Peraton
Senior Vice President, National Systems Group The Aerospace Corporation
Tanya Pemberton is senior vice president of the National Systems Group at The Aerospace Corporation. Pemberton is responsible for the company's support to the national security space and intelligence community in the acquisition, launch, and orbital operation of advanced technology space systems and their supporting ground systems. She assumed this Chantilly, Virginia-based position in September 2019.
Prior to joining Aerospace, Pemberton was the chief information officer and director of Information Technology (IT) Services for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). There, she led and directed NGA's mission and enterprise IT development and operations, transforming NGA's technical infrastructure into a modern, cloud-based, data-centric architecture to better serve the geospatial intelligence needs of the nation. As CIO, she also oversaw strategy, policy, implementation, and governance of NGA's IT investments.
Pemberton has more than 30 years of experience in both industry and the federal government, delivering large-scale technical systems and working problems across multiple business sectors to include space systems, mission ground systems, information technology, and analytic organizations. Over the past decade, Pemberton served in a number of senior executive assignments to include chief of staff, associate deputy director for Science and Technology, and director of the intelligence community's Open Source Center. Earlier in her government career, she served at the National Reconnaissance Office leading and managing the acquisition and development for a variety of technical initiatives and programs in the Geospatial and Signals Intelligence Directorates. Most notably, she served as program director for a next-generation, multibillion-dollar imaging satellite system, managing acquisition, development, and delivery.
Previously, Pemberton worked as an aerospace engineer at Hughes Space and Communications where she developed and applied her engineering and management skills in the areas of mission analysis, spacecraft design, and program management on both government and commercial projects.
Senior Manager, Automotive Cyber Security Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America
Kristie Pfosi stands at the forefront of one of the automotive industry's greatest challenges: cybersecurity. A respected policy maker and program manager with deep technology expertise, Kristie has been a champion for cybersecurity best practices for more than a decade as a technical intelligence officer at the CIA and as an OEM employee, most notably helping FCA shore up their cybersecurity practice after one of their vehicles was infamously hacked.
Her wide-ranging background in automotive also includes designing minivan seats, developing advanced service diagnostic tools, and working on internal combustion engine technology at leading automotive companies such as Magna and MAHLE Powertrain.
Today Kristie is responsible for creating and implementing processes and methodologies for global incident responses, vulnerability management, and risk assessments at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America. Her work also involves developing and integrating cybersecurity protection into advanced vehicle electronics with a focus on defense-in-depth and next-generation security.
Kristie holds bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the General Motors Institute (Kettering University), and has experience in all phases of the product development lifecycle - from advanced R&D, through product development and launch, to post-production operations and aftermarket service.
Senior Architect Envistacom
Mr. Reeder (Lt Col, US Air Force, retired) has supported the DoD for over 30 years in both offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. He is an expert in Cyber Test and Evaluation (T&E); Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A) for Modeling and Simulations (M&S). He has an extensive background and experience in Command and Control (C2); Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Tactical Messaging; Data Exchange Capabilities; Interoperability; Mission Assurance; Risk Management Framework (RMF); as well as, Software Engineering; Requirements Formulation Methodologies; Ground-Based Satellite Communications; Integration and Testing; and Program Management.
Dr. Mari J. Spina joined MITRE in 2014. She currently leads the MITRE Cloud Security Capability Area. Mari has helped
many MITRE sponsors execute secure cloud adoption and migration programs. She developed the DoD
Secure Cloud Computing Architecture (SCCA) now in
deployment at DISA. She has authored MITRE papers on the topic of Cloud Security and developed
courses for the MITRE Institute's Cloud Computing Learning Path (CCLP). She is on the Board of
Directors for the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Washington DC Chapter and teaches Cloud Computing for
the GWU School of Business and Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. At Hughes Aircraft, Mari was a Satellite Systems Engineer and Masters Fellow. Before joining MITRE, Mari
worked for an array of government engineering firms including SAIC, ManTech, NJVC,
and DMI. She has provided IT systems engineering to a variety of Federal agency missions
including those of the Intelligence Community. Mari holds a D.Sc. in Engineering Management from the
George Washington University, a MSEE from the University of Southern California, and a BSME from
California State University Northridge. She is also
ISC2 CISSP, ISSEP, and CCSP certified.
Cyber Security and Executive Leadership Consulting Stith Associates
Bonnie is former Director, Center for Cyber Intelligence, for the Central Intelligence Agency. Her federal career included assignments abroad where she collected intelligence for U.S. policy makers and developed and leveraged insider threats to government and non-government institutions. The latter part of her career consisted of increasing responsibility managing and leading diverse workforces to accomplish intelligence missions. Ms. Stith, a certified coach, is engaged by executive clients for developing organizational strategies and speaking on cyber threats, leadership styles, and values.
CIO Carnival Corporation & PLC
Vice President of Engineering SlingShot Aerospace
Dean Teffer is Vice President of Engineering at Slingshot Aerospace, an early stage startup focusing on sensor integration and interactive data analytics in the space situational awareness and geospatial intelligence industries. He has over 20 years of experience in R&D focused on computational statistics and machine learning, including bringing multiple data-driven products to market.
Previously, he was Director of Data Science at JASK, an enterprise security startup where he led both data science and data engineering teams across ingestion, automated detection, and interactive / collaborative learning. Prior to that, he was Principal Investigator for a portfolio of DoD and Intel Community programs including applied research and a multi-year operational counter-intelligence platform. He also founded and sold a startup in the vehicular traffic space to Siemens US.
Dean has a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UT Austin and a Masters in Physics also from UT Austin.
James L. Turgal, Jr, Executive Assistant Director (EAD), Information and Technology Branch, entered on duty in March 1996 and was assigned to the Houston Division, working Organized Crime and Drug investigations. Upon being promoted as a Supervisory Special Agent, he was assigned to FBI Headquarters, Office of General Counsel and the Counterterrorism Division, as the senior counsel for Domestic Terrorism Operations.
In 2002, Jim was assigned to the Cincinnati Division as Chief Division Counsel, Media Spokesperson, and Supervisory Special Agent. Four years later, he returned to FBI Headquarters to lead the Director's Research Group.
He later became the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Administration at the Washington Field office.
In 2010, Jim was selected to serve as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, providing counsel on various national security, criminal, and administrative issues affecting the FBI. One year later, he was designated Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Division, where he oversaw several high profile cases, including the shooting of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. In 2012, Jim returned to FBI Headquarters, as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Human Resources Division (HRD).
In August 2013, Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed Jim as the Assistant Director (AD) of the HRD. During this time, he served as the AD and Human Resource Officer.
On February 10, 2016, Director James B. Comey, Jr. announced the appointment of James L. Turgal, Jr., as the EAD of the Information and Technology Branch.
Jim is also a FBI certified pilot.
Program Manager, Space Protection and Response Program Air Force Research Laboratory
Technical Staff, IQT In-Q-Tel CosmiQ Works
Director for International Cyber Policy National Security Council
Jaisha Wray is the Director for International Cyber Policy in the Cybersecurity Directorate of the National Security Council. In this role, she is responsible for building and enhancing cybersecurity partnerships with countries ranging from our closest allies to emerging partners and developing economics. She previously served as the Acting Deputy Director of the State Department's Office of Emerging Security Challenges where she contributed to the formulation of outer space and cyber stability policies and diplomatic strategies. At the State Department, she also served as a Political Officer at U.S. Embassy London and as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of Missile Defense and Space Policy. She began her government career as a Presidential Management Fellow where she completed rotations in the Space Policy Directorate of the Office of the Secretary of Defense as well as in the National Reconnaissance Office. Ms. Wray holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles as well as a M.A. in International Relations and a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. She has completed the International Space University Space Studies Program and the Harvard Kennedy School's Executive Education course on cybersecurity.
Senior Vice President Security and Cyber Inmarsat Global, Ltd.
Graham is responsible for leading Inmarsat's Security and Cyber Strategies, Policies and Operations. The key responsibilities of Graham and his Team are to provide risk & intelligence based protection of the company and its services; and to provide expertise to design security into Inmarsat's capabilities which enable the business to capitalise on future opportunities.
Graham leads a team which is comprised of 4 key functional areas;
• Security Risk, Policy & Strategy
• Security Architecture
• Security Engineering
• Cyber Security Operations
Graham joined Inmarsat in July 2017 and brings a breadth experience from previous commercial roles as CISO & Global Head of Digital Risk at National Grid, and previously the UK lead for Northrop Grumman's UK Cyber and Intelligence Business.
He has previously served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Cyber Security in the Cabinet Office responsible for the planning and resourcing of the National Cyber Security Strategy and prior to that 30 years in the Royal Air Force which culminated in a role leading the MOD's Cyber Development; working in close partnership with security agencies and international partners. He has served as the Special Advisor on Cyber Security for the House of Commons Defence Committee, chaired the Cyber Advisory Group for the Olympic Games; and more recently he chaired the UK pan-sector Emergency Executive Committee for Cyber Security in the Energy Sector. He served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of LCH ltd (the London Clearing House) within the London Stock Exchange Group and remains an advisor to the Oxford University Cyber Doctoral Training Centre and member of the expert panel on the International Cyber Capacity Centre at Oxford University.
Renee P. Wynn is the NASA Chief Information Officer. Wynn joined NASA in July 2015 as Deputy Chief Information Officer. She came to NASA from the Environmental Protection Agency where she had served as the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Environmental Information since July 2013. Ms. Wynn has 27 years of federal service. She was with EPA for more than 25 years, and joined the Office of Environmental Information in April 2011. Beyond the experience she gained since joining the information management and technology arm of the Agency, Ms. Wynn served in EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response and the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.
Ms. Wynn has managed program administration for science, information management, and international programs; regulatory management; budget formulation and execution; contracts, grants and interagency agreements; long term strategic planning and analyses; and environmental and administrative policy. Ms. Wynn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University, Indiana.
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