Sig Mosley, Managing Partner of Mosley Ventures
Sig Mosley is the Managing Partner of Mosley Ventures, a venture fund investing in early stage technology startups in the Southeast. Widely regarded as “The Godfather of Angel Investing”, a title Sig Mosley earned as president of Imlay Investments, Inc. Mr. Mosley serves on the board of directors of several private companies. He also serves as Venture Capitalist in Residence at the ATDC. In addition, Mr. Mosley is a director of The Imlay Foundation, Inc. and serves as Vice Chairman of Imlay Investments, Inc. Mr. Mosley is also a director of GATV and he serves on the investment committee of Gray Ghost DOEN Social Ventures Coöper and on the GRA Venture Fund Board. Mr. Mosley is managing member of Flashpoint Investors, LLC. He was inducted into Georgia Technology Hall of Fame in 2007. He received the Lifetime Achievement award from TiE in 2011 and from the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2018. He also received the John Imlay Leadership award in 2010 from The Technology Executives Roundtable.
Sig is the 2012 Speaker of the Year award recipient from Emory Pelham Education Foundation. Mr. Mosley received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University in 1968. Hobbies include coin collecting, wine and reading.
Max Garcia, Chief Information Security Officer, Financial Services Division, NCR Corporation
Max Garcia is the Chief Information Security Officer of the Financial Services Division at NCR Corporation. Previously Max served as Chief Information and Security Officer at PrimeRevenue where he managed technical operations, security, GRC, disaster recovery, compliance initiatives (SOC 1, SOC 2 and global bank security initiatives) and enterprise systems and infrastructure. Prior to his role at PrimeRevenue, Max held a role with Top Secret government clearance as well as senior-level roles as Senior VP of Technology and CTO at influential eCommerce and banking companies where he led strategy and execution of global IT and dev ops, information/security management and complex systems integration. Max, who is fluent in Spanish, graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Computer Engineering.
David Katz J.D., Partner, Adams and Reese LLP
David Katz is a partner at Adams and Reese LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. His practice encompasses privacy law and compliance, data security, data management and data governance, vendor management, corporate governance, crisis management, regulatory compliance and ethics. In addition to his work with clients in the areas of cybersecurity, technology, data protection and privacy, David is a prolific author and in-demand speaker on these topics. His thought leadership in this area has reached audiences nationally and globally. Prior to entering private practice, David served as senior legal counsel and privacy manager in the corporate law department, advising Aaron’s, Inc., a Fortune 1000 publicly traded company. He also served as a Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Office of the District Attorney for Fulton County, and as a Senior Assistant State’s Attorney – Firearms Enforcement Violence Enforcement (F.I.V.E.) Division in the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City and as Assistant State’s Attorney in the Narcotics Division and District Court Division. David also served his country as Captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps in the United States Army Reserves. David earned his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Kausar Kenning, Vice President, Cybersecurity Analytics and AI, E*Trade
A highly accomplished analytical professional with a strong background in cyber security, fraud, internal audit, data security, data governance, and data management. Kausar is very experienced in leveraging advanced data analytics for Cyber Intel and fraud with a strong focus on User Behavior Analytics. Specialized in providing actionable business intelligence to leadership to make data- driven decisions that affect the bottom line and the organization. Kausar is highly skilled at growing and leading successful teams and is recognized for well-defined business acumen. She holds an M.S. in Data Analytics and has earned a PMP and CISA certification.
Ria Aiken, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Director
Ria C. Aiken is the director of business information security operations at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Most recently, Aiken became the first ever appointed director of the Mayor’s Office of Crisis Management and Emergency Preparedness for the city of Atlanta in September 2015. As a member of the city of Atlanta Mayor’s Cabinet, Aiken coordinated overall preparedness, mitigation and resilience strategies for departments with a $6B capital program budget, $600M+ operating budget, supporting 9,000 employees and 400,000+ residents.
Aiken has also served in a lead role in the city of Atlanta’s crisis management, response, restoration and recovery efforts related to the March 2018 ransomware attack. She is also a steering committee member and working group leader for the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Cyber-Security Working Group and a member of the 100 RC Cyber Resilient Cities Working Group, powered by the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative to address challenges and opportunities arising in metro Atlanta as a result of urbanization, globalization, and climate change. She is also the president of Holistic Information Security Initiative (HISPI). She has a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Texas – San Antonio and will graduate with her MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2019.
Flavio Villanustre, VP, Technology & CISO, LexisNexis
Dr. Flavio Villanustre is CISO and VP of Technology for LexisNexis® Risk Solutions. He also leads the open source HPCC Systems® platform initiative, which is focused on expanding the community gathering around the HPCC Systems Big Data platform, originally developed by LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2001 and later released under an open source license in 2011. Flavio’s expertise covers a broad range of subjects, including hardware and systems, software engineering, and data analytics and machine learning. He has been involved with open source software for more than two decades, founding the first Linux users’ group in Buenos Aires in 1994.
Wes Knight, CISO, Georgia Department of Revenue
For over 4 decades, Wes has been building a successful career in Information Security. He is an award-winning professional and sought after speaker. Wes was recruited by IBM and based in Atlanta where he spent many years building his corporate career with the Fortune 50 legend. In 1996, Wes began his entrepreneurial journey providing consulting and training services to Network Security clientele. His agency developed a specialization with Assessments and Forensics. Wes is still a certified instructor in Ethical Hacking and Forensic Investigation. Wes was presented with an outstanding opportunity to work with Georgia’s Department of Revenue (DOR) 12 years ago. Throughout his tenure, he has fulfilled many roles. He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer and manages the DOR Office of Information Security. His department is responsible for maintaining the security of taxpayer and motor vehicle information that is valued at approximately $26 billion in revenue. Under his leadership, his team protects annual taxes and ensures that the DOR complies with applicable State and Federal regulations. His team is also responsible for the forensics required in DOR’s criminal investigations. Committed to giving back and mentoring as much as possible, Wes serves on several Executive Advisory Committees including the Evanta CISO Governing Body. In 2018, Wes was awarded the Information Security Executive Southeast People’s Choice Award. This prestigious honor was voted and awarded by his peers. This award recognizes the ISE® Executive Nominee who exemplifies the attributes of a leader in the information security industry.
Vladimir Svidesskis,Director, Head of Security, Compliance and Risk Vaco.
Leading the organizational risk-based Information Security Program and Secure Operations, managing, directing, and influencing an Information Security aware culture. Working closely with the CEO & President, to administer the Information Security governance program, as well as with the Chief Technology Officer, implementing security initiatives, policies, regulations and procedures. Responsible for developing, directing, and executing the corporation’s strategic, tactical, and operational information security goals in alignment with corporate business goals, reducing risk to an acceptable level.
Johnny Lee, Forensic Investigator, CyberSecurity & Data Privacy Specialist , Digital Hawkshaw, Speaker, Writer, Attorney
Johnny Lee is a forensic investigator, management consultant, and attorney, specializing in data analytics, digital forensics, and electronic discovery in support of investigations, data breach response, and litigation. He also provides advisory services to companies working to address complex Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Information Governance, and Data Privacy issues.
Johnny is a frequent speaker, author, panelist, and contributor on issues involving CyberSecurity, Forensic Investigations, Blockchain, eDiscovery, Data Analytics, Information Governance, Records Management, and the effective use (and risk management) of Information Technology. He operates the ForensicUpdate.com blog, and he can be found on Twitter via the handle @ForensicUpdate. Johnny received his Juris Doctorate from the Georgia State University College of Law and his Bachelor’s degree from Emory University. In 2000, he was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, where he maintains an active law license.
He has delivered solutions (in both the public and private sector) addressing the effective mitigation of business, compliance, and litigation risk to Law Firms; General Counsel; Boards of Directors; Audit Committees; and Chief Financial, Compliance, Information, and Operations executives. He has led project teams across a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, retail, insurance, advanced technology, communications, private equity / venture capital, hospitality, manufacturing, construction, transportation, and legal.