As President of ThreatReady – Stewart leverages his experience having been founder of several companies including Truebridge Inc., 46 Financial and KFS. Through his previous roles in sales, marketing, and senior management, he has led the growth of leading brands including Paine Weber, McCann Erickson, Citicorp, and Fidelity Investments. Stewart’s focus has been to combine technology and the principles of sound marketing to change consumer behaviour in a way that generated more revenue.
Matt helps ThreatReady develop business partnership opportunities by understanding the challenges cybersecurity leaders face in preparing their front-line staff to defend against sophisticated cyber threats. Matt has more than 20 years of sales, marketing, and corporate training experience in the education technology industry.
Jay is a seasoned executive with broad and diverse global experience in leading organizations to increase top-line revenue and improve profitability. He has over thirty-five years in leading sales organizations in IoT, Security, Communications, Cloud and the embedded software space. Jay’s career includes roles with Spectralink as VP of Global Sales & Services; Wind River (subsidiary of Intel’s IoT Group) as VP of Global Professional Services; VP of WW Sales, Marketing & New Product Development with Nexergy; and with Motorola in numerous executive leadership positions both domestically and internationally. In addition, Jay is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Northern Colorado teaching undergraduate Entrepreneurial courses.
David Wilson has been involved in issues surrounding cyber security since the early 1980s. He was the National Director of Computer Security for Ernst and Whinney, and co-author of the Clark/Wilson security model for data integrity. This approach to assuring the integrity of information is in use in most systems today. He also has worked extensively in the areas of end-user authentication and end user responsibilities in working with computer systems. Mr. Wilson was a Partner with Ernst & Young for nearly 20 years focusing on business strategies and the use of technologies. He currently leads the advisory practices of the Newport Group in New England and New York.
Steve has spent his career building high-growth sales and marketing models across a number of diverse tech markets and geographies, choosing to lead from the front. Focusing on aggressive growth targets either in a direct sales model or with strategic partners, he is well versed in world-class models as an executive leader at companies like General Dynamics, Siemens, Motorola and Airbus. Scaling businesses from incubation to profitability, or reshaping $1B business units into profitable enterprises, Steve has global reach, and direct experience with how companies succeed and grow their enterprises.
Marcus McInnis is an award winning executive in the development of Cyber Security solutions for the commercial, intelligence and federal marketspace. As the Director of Operations for Lockheed Martin’s Cybersecurity Innovation Center, he provided the full range of system security solutions for complex enterprise and system environments contributing to over $2 billion in new business growth. As an advocate for increased security awareness he promoted the concepts of brand assurance while developing internal cybersecurity practices and policies across a $40 billion corporation. Previously, Mr. McInnis was the Program Director for the $200 million integration of new security technology and architecture across the FBI enterprise, and he contributed to cybersecurity capabilities and services to other three-letter intelligence agency clients. As a Research Director, he managed 21 research programs as part of a $100 million R&D portfolio to include the development of innovative approaches to multilevel security and cloud computing environments for information systems. Earlier, Marcus was the Program Manager of various Information Warfare programs for the USN and Defense Intelligence Agency with a focus on all source collection. Marcus has an MS in Aerospace Engineering, MPA from the George Washington University and is a graduate of the National Defense University and the US Naval Test Pilot School. He holds /has held professional certifications in Program Management, Enterprise Architecture and Information Security.
Until recently Martin was a Director General responsible for Technology and Transformation at the United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, where he gained an outstanding vantage point on global cyber security. After three decades of British Government service Martin headed a major technology, data and cyber development portfolio, including defensive and offensive cyber, combining an understanding of emerging cyber threats with knowledge of their practical mitigations. Previously an audit committee member and senior information risk owner for some of the UK’s most secure information technology, Martin has considerable risk management experience. Until retirement in 2016, he oversaw the work of the Chief Information Officer, Technical and Cyber Operations, the Chief Data Officer, Chief Scientific Advisor and a world class technology park. Martin worked across the British Government with counterparts on main boards, in particular on national security-related information risk questions, and was responsible for engagement with industry as well as with close allies – especially the US – on technology, data and cyber matters. He has previous military service, including in UK Special Forces.
Henry L. Roediger, III is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. He graduated with a B.A in Psychology from Washington & Lee University (1969) and received his Ph.D. from Yale University (1973). Roediger’s research has centered on human learning and memory, and he has published about 300 articles and chapters, mostly on various aspects of cognitive processes involved in remembering. His recent research has focused on illusions of memory (how we sometimes remember events differently from the way they actually occurred); effects of testing memory (how retrieving events from memory can change their representation, often making them more likely to be retrieved in the future). He has recently undertaken the empirical study of collective or historical memory, how people in a group remember their past. He has published three textbooks that have been through a combined total of 23 editions. He is co-author of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, published in 2014. In addition, Roediger has edited or co-edited ten other books. Roediger served as editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition (1985-1989) and was founding editor of Psychonomic Bulletin & Review (1994-1999). He has served as President of the Association for Psychological Science (2003-2004), Chair of the Governing Board of the Psychonomic Society (1989-1990), President of the Midwestern Psychological Association (1992-1993), President of Division 3 (Experimental Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (1999-2000), and Chair of the Society of Experimental Psychologists (2003-2004). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Education Research Association. He held a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1993-1994. In 2008 Roediger received the Howard Crosby Warren Medal from the Society of Experimental Psychologists for his work on illusory memories. In 2008 he received the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award from Washington University. In 2012 the Association for Psychological Science honored him as a William James Fellow for lifetime achievements in psychology.
Cynthia Larose is Chair of Mintz Levin’s Privacy & Security Practice and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). Cynthia provides guidance and counseling to public and private companies, alike, in a wide variety of industries on privacy, data security, and information management matters, including state, federal, and international laws and regulations on the use and transfer of information, behavioral advertising, data security breach compliance and incident response, data breach incident response planning, as well as data transfers in the context of mergers and acquisitions and technology transactions. She conducts privacy audits and risk assessments to determine data and transaction flow and to assess privacy practices and assists with drafting and implementation of privacy policies and information security policies and procedures and monitoring of privacy “best practices” across all levels of the enterprise. Generally, Cynthia has broad experience in technology and business law, including online contracting issues, licensing, domain name issues, software development, and complex outsourcing transactions. Cynthia received her JD and MS from Boston University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts.
Paul is an advisor and has been a senior executive in eight high tech growth companies. These companies included Access Technology (acquired by CompuServe), AVID Technology (IPO/ Public), and Integrity Interactive (private equity acquisition and subsequent sale to SAI Global).
Holger has 15 years of experience in information technology, strategic implementation and analytics. He was an early innovator in Internet technology and has an extensive background in web development, relational database design and client server system implementation. Holger has used his analytical expertise in building financial models and establishing relevant metrics along with skills in project management to help several companies successfully implement their strategic vision. At Separation Technologies, Inc., Holger was responsible for all IT initiatives, maintaining complex control systems, and management of one of their production units. He developed a cost analysis system that allowed the company to build better strategic pricing and capital investment strategies. Earlier, Holger founded digital-investor.de, one of the first companies in Germany to build an Internet system for aggregating financial information for retail investors. He was responsible for developing marketing alliances (including Deutsche Bank), which resulted in over 10,000 daily subscribers. At Tonger Publishing, Holger built a technology platform and reorganized internal processes that resulted in more than doubling of overall efficiency. Holger has a “Diplom-Kaufmann” degree (graduate degree in business administration) from the University of Cologne.
Jim has spent the last 30+ years in the marketing of technology products. He started his career on the agency side working at leading marketing agencies McCann-Erickson, Ogilvy & Mather, and FCB working with clients such as Texas Instruments, Xerox, Compaq Computer, AT&T and Lucent. After moving to the client side Jim was in charge of branding and marketing for the IBM Software Group, then ran marketing for the Citibank Internet Payment Products group and oversaw all corporate marketing and communications for Symantec – the world’s largest provider of internet protection products and services. While at Symantec, Jim became immersed in computer security issues – from complicated Stuxnet attacks to simple email phishing schemes. During those eight years two things became obvious: 1) The Achilles heel of every security system is the user, and 2) None of the existing training systems are adequately changing user behavior. Throughout his career Jim has studies and experimented with techniques for understanding and modifying human perceptions and behaviors. Jim received a BS in Aerospace Technology from Indiana State University and an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University and holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate.