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Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI) Conference

November 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm



8:45 – 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks

9:00 – 9:50 am Keynote Speaker: Joe Norton, Chairman Advisory Board, NextEra Transformation Group

Title of the Keynote: “HIC SUNT DRACONES”… Here be Dragons! You should be Very Afraid!

9:50 – 10:40 am Cybersecurity Panel: Why Don’t We Defend Better?

Moderator: Richard Warner, Faculty Director, Chicago-Kent’s Center for Law and Computers


  1. Jennifer Inserro,Sr Dir IT & Security Policy, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  2. Prof. Wulf Kaal, CEO, Kaal Consulting
  3. Dave Melchers,GVP ExP-Americas, Executive ProgramsGartner
  4. Ricardo Lafosse, CISO, Morningstar

10:40 – 10:55 am Break

10:55 – 11:45 am Panel Discussion on Cybersecurity at C-Level

Moderator: Ray Trygstad, Interim Associate Director, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education


  1. Maurice Dawson, Director of the Center For Cyber Security and Forensics Education, IIT
  2. Mark Las, Chief Information Officer, Chicago State University
  3. Ophir Trigalo, Chief Information Officer, IIT
  4. Ravi Mani, CISO, IBM

Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch

CISO Round Table (By Invitation only) Moderator: Jeffrey Welgan, Executive Director, Head of Executive & Professional Training Programs at CyberVista

1:00 – 1:40 pm Keynote Speaker: Laszlo Gonc, Transformation Strategist & Chief Cybersecurity Evangelist

Title of the Keynote: The Next Perfect Storm: The Convergence of AI, IoT, Blockchain and Cybersecurity

1:40 – 2:30 pm Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity for highly regulated areas – Fintech, Healthcare and Insurance

Moderator: Nitesh Dixit, Director, North America Practice Leader at Auctus Advisors


  1. Erik Decker, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer
  2. Wendy Betts, VP & Sr. Security Engineer, Bank of America
  3. Sean O’Kelly, CIO, Technology Leader
  4. Bruce Coffing, CISO, City of Chicago

2:30 – 2:45 pm Break

2:45 – 3:25 pm Keynote Speaker Tina LaCroix, Co-Founder and President, Bradford Garrett Group, Inc

Title of the Keynote: “CyberEthics: Just Because You Can…DON’T”

3:25 – 4:15 pm Panel Discussion on IOT : The New Infrastructure

Moderator: Glenn Kapetansky, Senior Principal & CSO, Trexin


  1. Alex Moss, Founder and CEO, Coventus
  2. Jasper Ossentjuk, Chief Information Security Officer/SVP at TransUnion
  3. Josh Kriss, Director, DarkTrace

5:00-6:00 pm

Networking sponsored by riskrecon

For more information and videos of GCSI2018, please visit. gcsiconference.com


November 13, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661 United States

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