Managing Director, Head of Cybersecurity forWealth Management and Investment Technology
Rachel Wilson is the Head of Cybersecurity for Wealth Management and Investment Technology and is responsible for protecting the cybersecurity of Wealth Management and Investment Management systems and the integrity and confidentiality of Firm and client data. Rachel advises the leadership of Wealth Management and Investment Management on cybersecurity issues ranging from secure code development standards, secure network architecture, vendor relationships, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) detection, and mobile security. Rachel leads Field and Client education and communication on cyber risk, threats and mitigations. She and her team drive innovation for new cybersecurity and authentication technology.
Rachel joined the Firm in April 2017 after nearly 15 years at the National Security Agency (NSA). Over the course of her NSA career, Rachel held several key senior executive level leadership positions. Between 2008 and 2010, she ran NSA’s counterterrorism operations and led a global enterprise in detecting and disrupting terrorist plotting against the United States and its allies. Between 2010 and 2012, Rachel served as NSA’s Chief of Operations in the UK working out on the US Embassy in London. In this role, she worked with UK intelligence services to counter terrorist and cyber threats to the 2012 Olympics.
Returning to the US in 2012, Rachel spent nearly five years leading NSA’s cyber exploitation operations as the Deputy and then Chief of the Remote Operations Center with NSA’s Tailored Access Operations. In this capacity, she led the planning and execution of thousands of cyber exploitation operations against a wide array of foreign intelligence, military, and cyber targets and served as the committing official for many of NSA’s highest risk and most important intelligence gathering activities.
Cyber Risk Management, Expert Witness
Special Counselor to State Dept., Author and CEO of David X Martin, LLC
My approach comes through in my writing and speaking engagements. My books, ''Risk and the Smart Investor'' and ''The Nature of Risk,'' plus articles for GARP, Institutional Investor, and my website blog convey my philosophy. My recent talks cover a holistic approach to cyber risk governance.
I'm pleased to serve as Special Counselor to the Center for Financial Stability on cyber security and emerging risks, and on the Sanctions Subcommittee of the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Economy Policy.
SVP and CISO
Realogy Holdings Corp.
Nashira W. Layade serves as SVP, CISO at Realogy Holdings Corporation where she is responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision and strategy necessary to ensure the adequate protection of Realogy’s digital information assets and technologies. Nashira’s background includes nearly 20 years’ experience as a thought leader in Information Security, Data Privacy, and Risk Management for multinational Fortune 500 firms in the Financial Services, Media & Entertainment, and Real Estate industries.
Throughout her career, Nashira attained expertise in designing and implementing cyber security and data privacy strategies that support business, technology, and digital transformations. Specific highlights include:
She is highly-adept at building strong business relationships to ensure the cyber security strategy is aligned to operational business goals while appropriately managing risk to the organization’s acceptable risk levels. Nashira’s ability to influence C-suite executives and create “risk-aware” corporate cultures had earned her reputation as a transformational cyber security leader.
Nashira holds a Masters of Science in Telecommunication Networks from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. She obtained a BS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and is also a proud alumna of Phillips Academy (Andover). She is wholeheartedly committed to the advancement of youth, especially under-represented minorities in urban communities. She participates in various mentoring programs, is a Life Member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and serves on the Board of Directors of the Seven Roses Legacy Foundation. Nashira is an Executive Advisory Board Member for Forcepoint and a former member of the Board of Managers for the Jamaica YMCA of Greater New York.
Head of Finex Cyber E&O- FINEX North America
Willis Towers Watson
Joe is a 25-year veteran in the insurance industry, with a focus on the cyber sector for the last 16 years. He began his career underwriting and broking Management Liability and Errors & Omissions solutions, gained further expertise working with M&A Transactional Risk Products and most recently, Cyber. He has held senior management and executive positions in underwriting, retail and wholesale brokerage and MGA operations.
As the North American Head of Cyber/E&O, Joe is responsible for the vision, strategy, and business goals for Willis Towers Watson’s Cyber Practice. He leads the cyber business’ growth objectives and serves as a thought leader in the space.
Joe has served in leadership roles within many organizations throughout his career, he is a frequent author and speaker, and is recognized as an expert in the area of Cyber Liability. He is a fellow for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and served as past chair for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s Cyber Committee, and Professional Liability Committee. Additionally, Joe has served as an Advisor to NetDiligence, Advisen, and many other organizations
Executive Director, Technology Sector - Information Officers Practice
Russell Reynolds Associates
Art leads the Technology Officers’ search practice for the Southeast and is a co-leader of the
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging practice. In addition to recent searches recruiting the CIO for
Fiserv, Southern Company, Smithfield Foods, and the Global Chief Information Security Officer for
Deloitte, Art recruited eBay’s first-ever Chief Inclusion Officer and has been a thought leader at the
firm and externally on the topic of Belonging as a key component of a holistic approach to D&I.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Art was with Atlanta-based Macquarium, an experience
design and strategy firm, most recently as CEO and earlier as President. There, he was responsible
for leading the transformation of the firm from a regional interactive agency to an industry-leading
design firm. Prior to this, he spent ten years with Blackwell Consulting Services as Vice President,
Consulting, where his responsibilities included management of the consulting organization and
leadership of key client initiatives. Earlier, he was with William James & Associates as a Consultant,
building and integrating custom software solutions for financial institutions. Art began his career as a
Supervisor, Participant Accounting at NBD Trust Co. of Illinois.
Art is very active in the community and has a personal interest in matters related to education. In
addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Information Technology Senior Management
Forum (the only national organization that exists to further the pipeline of African American IT
Executives) and the Executive Board of Directors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, he
has served on Georgia's Commission for School Board Excellence, Junior Achievement of Georgia,
and as the Board Chair of the W.E.B. DuBois Society.
Art received his B.A. in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Linda joined Conduent in February as the Chief Information Security Officer, overseeing information systems and company security globally. Conduent is the world's largest provider of diversified business process services with leading capabilities in digital processing, automation and analytics. Conduent helps businesses and governments deliver quality services to the people they serve. These clients include the majority of Fortune 100 companies and over 500 government entities. Previously with Thomson Reuters, initially in 2012 as the CISO of the FXall, a global FX trading platform and expanding to the role of Business Information Security Officer for the Trading and Realtime data business units, which enable customers to trade over $400 Billion daily on regulated foreign exchanges and provide Real Time market data serving financial institutions around the world. She served 4 years as the Executive Chair of the Information Security Forum (ISF) and Advisory Council member, the world leading non-for-profit authority on information risk management. Additional roles have included CISO of The Guardian Life Insurance Co. and VP Information Security at Citigroup. She is a Certified in Information Security Management (CISM) and Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) professional from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Linda's career spans over 20 years as a Financial Services Professional in risk management, information security, regulatory compliance and governance. Linda has proven experience working with stakeholders to deliver business solutions to improve process to reduce risk, enable strategic business drivers and increase profitability.
SailPoint, Gold Sponsor
Vice President of Sales
Allot, Silver Sponsor
Tomer Egozi is currently the Vice President of Global Enterprise Sales at Allot Ltd. Tomer oversees and is responsible for all of the Enterprise Sales and Presales activities worldwide.
Prior to Allot, Tomer spent eight years with Cyren – a Cyber Security vendor providing threat intelligence services to security vendors and service providers such as Google, Microsoft, Forcepoint, Check Point, Sophos, etc. – holding a number of senior management roles, including Vice President Worldwide Sales.
Zix Corporation, Silver Sponsor
Rob Forgione is a Systems Engineer and Subject Matter Expert for Communications Archiving at Zix. He has 14 years of experience in the Archiving Industry and is well versed with 8 different archive offerings. Additionally, Rob has been immersed for the past 5 years in solutions that mitigate communications borne cybersecurity risks. His unique experience in the field with various solutions make him the foremost authority for thought leadership with regards to cybersecurity within archives.
Vice President, Security Marketing, Routes and Offerings, North America
IBM, Gold Sponsor
Chris Bontempo is Vice President of Security Marketing, Routes and Offerings for North America. He is responsible for demand generation and product marketing for IBM Security in the U.S. and Canada. Chris also focuses on route optimization and new offering launches for prospects, partners and IBM Digital. He joined IBM in 2005 and has led marketing teams in Market Intelligence, Cloud and joined the IBM Security business unit in 2014.
Since 2003, Executive Alliance has focused on creating a national community of IT executives across the U.S. through its portfolio of invitation-only regional Summits, national Symposiums, roundtables, and custom programs. These programs are attended by the most senior level technology executives from Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, government and education, and offer access and insight into the people leading these organizations.