Maximizing IT Resilience with Adaptive Security and Infrastructure
Bob Bragdon
SVP, Worldwide Managing Director
CSO

As SVP and Worldwide Managing Director of CSO—the leading information resource for security, risk and privacy executives—Bob Bragdon leads all operations for the full CSO product line, including CSOonline.com, the CSO portfolio of national and regional events and the Security Smart Newsletter. A respected name in the both the media and security industries, Bragdon is invited to work closely with risk management and security leaders, as well as security solutions providers —in both the public and private sectors—to identify, interpret and address the challenges of today’s complex security and risk management environments.

A popular public speaker and industry analyst, Bragdon participates in myriad industry events via face to face and webcast appearances, as well as user-group conferences for numerous companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers. Bragdon has been often quoted by major media organizations including CNN.

Prior to his role as publisher, Bragdon served as vice president of event marketing for COMDEX at Key3Media Events where he managed sales, marketing and sponsorships for the six North American Comdex events. He was also responsible for co-developing several security-focused programs and events, providing Bragdon with a first hand look at the evolving security industry. Additionally, Bragdon held various management positions in marketing, sales and product development at SOFTBANK, Ziff-Davis and Cahners Publishing.

 
Andy Eccles
SVP, Integrated Technology Solutions
CDW

Andrew J. Eccles is senior vice president of integrated technology solutions responsible for CDW’s technology solutions teams focusing on cloud, cybersecurity, data center, digital workspace, networking, software and CDW Amplified™ Services.

Prior to moving to the United States with CDW in 2018, Eccles was chief technology officer and vice president for CDW’s international business in the United Kingdom, where he defined a new research and design model to support the creation and sale of IT services, and he devised a suite of cloud services products that now deliver production IT platforms for a wide range of businesses, including several iconic brands. Eccles began his career in technology holding various positions with systems integrators including ICL, Fujitsu and Serco. Before assuming his current role in July 2020, Eccles served as general manager and chief technology officer of services for CDW where he was responsible for advancing CDW’s U.S. integrated services strategy and leading the solutions and services strategy for CDW’s United Kingdom and international markets.

Eccles is accredited with many technology providers, including Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, NetApp, VMware, Citrix and Amazon Web Services, with certifications ranging from development and design to architecture and engineering.

 
Ben Hammersley
Host of Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley
Author & Futurist

One of the world's leading Futurists, Ben Hammersley is the founder and principal of Hammersley Futures, an international strategic forecasting consultancy.

Their main work is in guiding corporations and governmental agencies to think clearly about the future. They, and he, specialize in how society reacts to technological innovation: including the future of crime and conflict, the changing nature of the workplace and the market, and the new cognitive tools needed to flourish in the coming decades.

Previously Ben was executive editor of WIRED, the writer and presenter of the BBC’s “Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley” (now on Netflix or Amazon Prime internationally), a war correspondent in Afghanistan, an advisor to the European Commission, a pilot and wilderness medic in the USA, the author of 5 books, and the inventor of the word "Podcast".

He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.

 

 
Scott Lenheim
Sr. Partner Development Manager, Cyber Security Practice Lead
Microsoft

Scott has been a part of the IT industry for +20 year holding multifaceted leadership roles that provided him the opportunity to work with both customers and partners. In his current role as a Cyber Security Practice Lead he works closely with CDW to support in building out a world class Cyber Security practice based on Microsoft solutions.

 

 
Dave Lewis
Global Advisory CISO
Duo Security
Dave Lewis has 25 years of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT security operations and management including a decade dealing with critical infrastructure. Lewis is a Global Advisory CISO for Duo Security (now a Cisco Systems company). He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and co-host of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Lewis also writes columns for Forbes.
 
Rick McElroy
Head of Security Strategy
VMware Carbon Black

Rick McElroy, Head of Security Strategy for VMware Carbon Black, has 20 years of information security experience educating and advising organizations on reducing their risk posture and tackling tough security challenges. He has held security positions with the U.S. Department of Defense, and in several industries including retail, insurance, entertainment, cloud computing, and higher education.

McElroy’s experience ranges from performing penetration testing to building and leading security programs. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CSIM), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). As a United States Marine, McElroy’s work included physical security and counterterrorism services. His current role takes him all over the world working organizations to improve their security strategies and speaking on security and privacy.

 
Malcolm Palmore
VP, Field CSO
Palo Alto Networks
MK Palmore serves as VP, Field CSO (Americas) for Palo Alto Networks. MK serves as a leader within INSIGHT by Palo Alto Networks. The INSIGHT team provides strategic advisory services related to digital transformation and cybersecurity enterprise roadmap development and implementation. Additionally, MK is a frequent keynote presenter at security industry conferences speaking on the topics of cybersecurity and leadership. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, MK served as the Head of the Cyber Security Branch for FBI San Francisco capping a career of public service spanning 32-years. His leadership and investigative experiences while in the FBI included: Cybersecurity, Crisis Response/Management, Risk-Management Advisory Services, and Counter-Terrorism Investigations. MK’s cyber security certifications include the CISM, CISSP, GCCC and the Carnegie Mellon University CISO Certification. He earned a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Pepperdine University. In addition to his duties with Palo Alto Networks, MK serves as an adjunct instructor with Hult International Business School. MK began his professional career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.