Judges, Speakers and Presenters 2018

The ISE® Awards are judged by qualified industry leaders, experts, practitioners, previous ISE® Award nominees, winners and finalists. Our judges represent diverse backgrounds from different industry sectors and are individuals of influence in the information security and technology industries. Judges may also be industry analysts and members of the media. Our presenters represent a diverse cross section of attendees from the private, public, government and academic sectors.

Judges

Michael Dierickx

Michael Dierickx
Director PSIRT
UTC Aerospace Systems

Al Ghous

Al Ghous
CSO and Head of Security
ServiceMax
Biography

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Jeremy Hittle
VP Security, CSO
Workday

Ralph Johnson

Ralph Johnson
CISO
County of Los Angeles
ISE® West People's Choice Award Winner 2014
Biography

Pritesh Parekh

Pritesh Parekh
VP & Chief Security Officer
Zuora
San Francisco, CA
ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2016
ISE® North America Executive: Commercial Award Finalist 2016
ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2017
ISE® North America Executive: Financial Award Winner 2017

Biography

Singer_Steven

Steven Singer
Director of Information Security
LegalZoom
Biography

Speakers

John Abel

John Abel
Senior Director of Security
Credit Karma

Selim Aissi
SVP & CISO
Ellie Mae
ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2015
ISE® North America Executive Award Finalist 2015 - Commercial Category

Biography

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Jon Backus
Product Manager
Aetna
Biography

John Abel

Chris Calvert
Co-Founder & VP Product Strategy
Respond Software
Biography

Jim Covington

Jim Covington
Division CISO
Pacific Life Insurance Company
Biography

Bernie Cowens

Bernie Cowens
Vice President & Chief Security Officer
PG&E
Biography

John Kirkwood

John Kirkwood
VP IT, Chief Information Risk and Security Officer
Albertsons Companies
ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2018
Biography

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Avram Kornberg
Security and Technology Executive & Founder
Stratecution Consulting, LLC.
Biography

Saikat Maiti

Saikat Maiti
Head of Infosec and IT
Upstart
ISE® West People's Choice Award Winner 2016
ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2016
Biography

Marci McCarthy

Marci McCarthy
CEO and President of T.E.N.
CEO and Chairman of ISE® Talent
Biography

Pritesh Parekh

Pritesh Parekh
VP & Chief Security Officer
Zuora
San Francisco, CA
ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2016
ISE® North America Executive: Commercial Award Finalist 2016
ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2017
ISE® North America Executive: Financial Award Winner 2017

Biography

Singer_Steven

Steven Singer
Director of Information Security
LegalZoom
Biography

Sudharma Thikkavarapu

Sudharma Thikkavarapu
Head of Cybersecurity Transformation (Sr. Manager)
T-Mobile
Biography

Jeff Trudeau

Jeff Trudeau
Chief Security Officer
Credit Karma
ISE® North America Health Care Executive Award Winner 2013
Biography

Masters of Ceremonies

Marci McCarthy

Marci McCarthy
CEO and President of T.E.N.
CEO and Chairman of ISE® Talent
Biography

Jeff Trudeau

Jeff Trudeau
Chief Security Officer
Credit Karma
ISE® North America Health Care Executive Award Winner 2013
Biography

Awards Presenters

John Abel

Chris Calvert
Co-Founder & VP Product Strategy
Respond Software
Biography

Ajit Gaddam

Ajit Gaddam
Sr. Director / Chief Security Architect
VISA
ISE® West Executive of the Year Award Winner 2017
Biography

Jimmy Ip

Jimmy Ip
Director of Network Security
WalmartLabs
Biography

Ralph Johnson

Ralph Johnson
CISO
County of Los Angeles
ISE® West People's Choice Award Winner 2014
Biography