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Ehab Al-Shaer

Ehab Al-Shaer

Professor and Director of the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability Center (CyberDNA) and the Center for Configuration Analytics and Automation UNC Charlotte’s Department of Software and Information Systems

Ehab Al-Shaer, Ph.D., recently received the IBM Faculty Award, which is a competitive worldwide program offered by IBM to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research, development, and services organizations to promote courseware and curriculum innovations that are strategic to IBM. His primary research areas are network security, security management, fault diagnosis, and network assurability. Prof. Al-Shaer has edited/co-edited more than 10 books and book chapters, and published about 100 refereed journals and conferences papers in his area.

Dmitri Alperovitch

Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder & CTO | CrowdStrike, Inc.

Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., leading its Intelligence, Research, and Engineering teams. A renowned computer security researcher, he is a thought-leader on cybersecurity policies and state tradecraft. Prior to founding CrowdStrike, Alperovitch was a Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee, where he led the company’s global Internet threat intelligence analysis. With more than a decade of experience in the field of information security, Alperovitch is an inventor of ten patented and sixteen patent-pending security technologies. In 2010 and 2011, Alperovitch led the global team that investigated and brought to light Operation Aurora, Night Dragon, and Shady RAT groundbreaking cyberespionage intrusions, and gave those incidents their names. Prior to joining McAfee, Alperovitch led the research team and the Cloud Security business unit at Secure Computing. In 2013, Alperovitch received the prestigious recognition of being selected as MIT Technology Review’s “Young Innovators under 35” (TR35), an award previously won by such technology luminaries as Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jonathan Ive. He serves on the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) Industry Advisory Board and the RSA Conference Advisory Board. In 2011, he was the recipient of the prestigious Federal 100 Award for his contributions to the Federal information security. In 2013, he was recognized as one of Washingtonian’s Tech Titans for his accomplishments in the field of cybersecurity. Alperovitch holds a master's degree in Information Security and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, both from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jim Apger

Jim Apger

Security Architect | SPLUNK

Jim is a twenty-year veteran of the tech industry and began his career in the manufacturing environment (SCADA), developing solutions to interconnect heterogeneous robotics, controls, analytics, and supervisory systems. His digital hardware and software background paved a path for him to spend nearly ten years as an innovator in the network intrusion prevention space. He made many key contributions in the fields of web fraud detection, anti-money laundering, security information/event management (SIEM), and cyber threat intelligence over the past several years, prior to joining Splunk as a Security Architect. Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Lawrence Baldwin

Lawrence Baldwin

Chief Forensics Officer and Founder | myNetWatchman

Lawrence Baldwin is Chief Forensics Officer and Founder of myNetWatchman, a boutique cyber-intelligence agency that enables top-tier financial and brokerage institutions to detect and mitigate fraud. Baldwin bases his investigations on his uniquely deep and on-going investigation into criminal activity. From there, he leverages his comprehensive analytic capabilities and a web of contacts that span many industries in order to fully explore and understand the who-what-where-when-and-how of the crime being committed. The result is that Baldwin can provide the most relevant, timely, and actionable anti-fraud intelligence available.

Tom Bartolomeo

Tom Bartolomeo

CISO and Group Vice President | First Citizen's Bank

Tom Bartolomeo joined First Citizens Bank in March of 2011 as the Chief Information Security Officer. Prior to that, he spent seventeen years at Wells Fargo (formerly First Union & Wachovia). Tom has over eighteen years of experience in running all aspects of information security, including e-commerce security and online fraud protection. In addition, Tom developed and implemented the initial Internet and Online Strategy for First Union in 1994.

Prentis Brooks

Prentis Brooks

Director, Cyber Security | Time Warner Cable

Prentis Brooks is an information security leader with more than fifteen years in technology, ten of which are in the information security field. He holds a B.S. in information technology, an M.B.A. with a concentration in technology, and holds security management certifications from both (ISC)2 and ISACA. He currently serves as the Director of Information Security for Time Warner Cable (TWC) with responsibilities in cyber security infrastructure, response, security operations center, forensics, risk, and penetration testing. Prentis began his technology career in 1995, working for a local value-added reseller in Decatur, AL. From there, he joined America Online in 1999 as a web server administrator and moved into a security role as a principal security engineer just prior to his move to TWC in 2006. Prentis lives in Charlotte with his wife and five girls.

Roger Callahan

Roger Callahan

Managing Director | Information Assurance Advisory

Roger Callahan has over forty-five years of prior experience spanning executive management and engineering responsibilities within both the National Security community and the Financial Services industry. He served as the Director for Information Assurance in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (1995-1998). In the Pentagon, he directed the transformation of “information security” efforts to a Department of Defense-wide “information assurance” strategy. At Bank of America (1998-2008), he was a Senior Vice President within the Corporate Information Security Organization and was responsible for developing the Bank of America information security policy and program foundations. During both his government and private sector careers, he served as an advisor to DOD's Defense Science Board on the subject of Defensive Information Warfare and also to a variety of financial industry, congressional, and GAO advisory efforts dealing with cyber security. He is a 1968 Electrical Engineering graduate of Northeastern University, Boston Massachusetts, a graduate of the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington DC in 1985; and a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government "Senior Officials in National Security Program" at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the co-inventor of U.S. Patent titled ‘Systems and Methods for Integrated Compliance Monitoring’ (#7853468).

Neil Carpenter

Neil Carpenter

Principal Security Escalation Engineer | Microsoft

Neil has been at Microsoft for seventeen years and spent the last nine on the CSSSec team, helping customers investigate and respond to security incidents. He is the global technical lead for security incident response within CSSSEC and, additionally, owns developing tools and methodologies to assist Microsoft's customers in investigating and responding to security incidents.

John Cassidy

John Cassidy

Branch Director, Cybersecurity Division | CenturyLink

John Cassidy works extensively with Senior Leadership at the Department of Homeland Security and other US Intelligence Agencies to develop innovative programs that provide government class intelligence on cyber threats to the private sector. In 2010, Mr. Cassidy was a key contributor on the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) pilot between the DoD, interagency partners, and representatives of the private sector. The DIB pilot was the first successful voluntary public/private cyber intelligence information sharing initiative of its kind. Mr. Cassidy has played a key role in assisting the Federal government transform this pilot to a fully operational program and system known as the DHS Enhanced Cybersecurity Service (ECS) Program. The ECS Program now offers banks, hospitals, and other private US critical infrastructure entities with protections using sensitive and classified government vetted cyber threat information. The ECS program is a major component of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Mr. Cassidy holds a Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Systems Management from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business from James Madison University. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), DC Chapter. Mr. Cassidy is also a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), and a participating committee member on the Cyber Task Force.

Darren Cathey

Darren Cathey

Security Solutions Architect | Arxan

Darren Cathey is a Security Solutions Architect for Arxan Technologies, focusing on application security. Before joining Arxan in 2014 Darren spent 20 years in a variety of roles in the embedded software industry.

Ted Claypoole

Ted Claypoole

Partner | Womble Carlyle

Ted chairs the Cyberspace Law Committee for the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. He prepares and negotiates technology and connectivity contracts, including within the Internet of Things, and he consults on tech business issues and data management issues. He is co-author, with Theresa Payton, of the books Privacy in the Age of Big Data and Protecting Your Internet Identity, both published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Michael Coates

Michael Coates

Director of Product Security | Shape Security

With more than a decade of experience in application and network security, Michael Coates focuses on managing risk for organizations across their entire technology stack with a specialty on web application security. Michael regularly speaks at major security conferences and is a guest speaker on Bloomberg, VentureBeat, and DarkReading to cover major security trends. In 2012, Michael was selected as one of SC Magazines Influential Security Minds. Since 2011, Michael has also been the chairman of OWASP, the world’s largest application security community. Coates currently serves as Director of Product Security at Shape Security. Previously Michael was the Director of Security Assurance at Mozilla, protecting nearly half a billion users worldwide. Michael holds a Master of Science in Computer, Information and, Network Security from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Chad Currier

Chad Currier

IT Infrastructure Director | Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions

Chad is the IT Infrastructure Director of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions. Chad has more than fifteen years' experience in information security and infrastructure management. Chad has spent the last eleven years in healthcare where he and his team of engineers are responsible for the corporate infrastructure, helpdesk, and the development, implementation, and support of the corporate information security program. Chad is currently completing his Graduate Studies in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Yi Deng

Yi Deng

Dean and Professor, College of Computing and Informatics | UNC Charlotte

Dr. Yi Deng is the Dean and Professor of the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte, a position he has held since July 2009. He had been the Dean and Professor of the School of Computing and Information Sciences at the Florida International University (FIU). He has authored or co-authored over 100 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings, and been awarded numerous research grants as the principal or co-principal investigator totaling over $21 million. He has led many large-scale, multidisciplinary R&D and education projects and initiatives, and has founded and/or directed several research centers. He has been an active contributor to professional societies and communities in various leadership capacities, with extensive experience collaborating with industry. He cofounded and co-led the Latin American Grid (LA Grid) Consortium, and founded and directed the Consortium of Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE), whose partners include leading institutions and research centers in the U.S., Mexico, Argentina, Spain, France, China, India, and Japan. He serves on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Technology Association, on the Steering Committee of Envision Charlotte—a Clinton Global Initiative, and on the National Science Foundation PIRE Program Evaluation Advisory Board. Dr. Deng received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 and 1992, respectively.

Joe Ferrara

Joe Ferrara

President and CEO | Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.

Joe Ferrara is the President & CEO of Wombat Security Technologies. Joe has provided expert commentary and has spoken at numerous information security industry events, including RSA Europe, the CISO Executive Network forum, ISSA International, and many regional information security conferences. His security awareness articles have been published in Network World, CSO magazine, TechWorld, FierceCIO, Computerworld, and many others. Joe brings over twenty years of experience in technology leadership, marketing, and operations to his role at Wombat. His previous roles include President, CEO, and Chairman of Tollgrade Communications (NASDAQ), CEO of Marconi Communications North America, and General Manager of Ericsson’s Wireless Software and Routing & Switching Divisions.

Elia Florio

Elia Florio

Senior Security Engineer, Microsoft Security Response Center | Microsoft

Elia Florio is a Senior Security Engineer at Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) where he works on protecting customers from exploits and contributes to securing millions of computers (every Tuesday. Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked as an officer for a national data protection regulator in Europe and as Supervisor of Symantec Security Response, leading a team responsible for malware analysis and threat research.

Brian Foster

Brian Foster

CTO | Damballa

Brian Foster brings over ternty-five years of successful product management and development experience to Damballa. Recently, Brian was Senior Vice President of product management for consumer security at McAfee, where he directed the strategy and development of consumer and mobile security solutions. Before focusing on consumer solutions, Foster also directed the strategy and development of McAfee’s enterprise security solutions. Foster expanded McAfee’s enterprise product line to over eighty products, played key roles in numerous acquisitions including the Intel acquisition, and took an integral role in creating McAfee’s differentiated technical strategy around Integrated and Deep Security. Foster spent over twenty years at Symantec growing from technical support to roles in software engineering, project management, development, and product management on lines such as Norton Utilities and Norton AntiVirus. He spent eight years at Symantec managing the commercial desktop and server security product lines. Foster earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and has attended the Executive Program in Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Renee Guttmann

Renee Guttmann

Vice President, Information Risk | Accuvant

Renee Guttmann is an accomplished global information security and privacy executive with a proven track record of establishing internationally recognized information security programs for Fortune 500 companies. As Vice President of information risk and a member of the Office of the CISO for Accuvant, Guttmann is responsible for providing guidance to security leaders at enterprise-class organizations. Her council helps enable them to think differently about security strategies so they can change, innovate, and be more successful. Prior to joining Accuvant, Guttman served as chief information security officer of Coca-Cola, where she established an enterprise-wide information risk management program to address information security, privacy, and business continuity planning risks across the Coca-Cola systems. Guttmann previously held leadership positions for Time, Inc. and Time Warner, Inc., where she drove the global information security and privacy program as well as the application security program at the corporate head office. She also served in various security-related roles at Capital One, Glaxo Wellcome, and Gartner, Inc. Guttman is internationally recognized within the information security community for knowledge, vision, and leadership in the constantly evolving and complex area of information security and risk management. She is a prominent speaker at top industry conferences and has been honored with accolades such as the Compass Award from CSO Magazine and "Woman of Influence" by the Executive Women's Forum. Guttmann is a fellow of the Ponemon Institute. She serves on several technical advisory boards and is a board member of a non-profit organization that helps children in the Atlanta community. She received her honors bachelor's degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and holds multiple technical certifications.

Todd Inskeep

Todd Inskeep

Global Security Assessment VP | Samsung

Mr. Inskeep has over twenty years of security and financial services leadership experience. He leads global mobile security assessment practice and supports the Global Enterprise Services Cyber Security program. Previously, he led security assessments as a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. His experience includes leading Bank of America’s consumer Authentication, Customer Protection and Social Spaces team, exploring the future of consumer security experiences and fighting fraud. Mr. Inskeep’s innovation and InfoSec experience has led to patent applications, and the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Future Banking. Mr. Inskeep started his career in the Information Security group of the National Security Agency. He has earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Master’s of Science in Strategic Intelligence.

Dick Langford

Dick Langford

Information Security Officer Vice President and Manager, Corporate Information Security Governance Branch Banking & Trust Corporation | BB&T

Dick Langford has twety-three years of experience in information protection in the financial sector, first at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and sixteen years with BB&T – one of the nation’s most respected financial institutions. Dick has managed various elements of BB&T’s information security governance program, including the Awareness and Education program and Policy Management. His current responsibility includes directing a network of over 120 Information Security Compliance Managers representing each line of business, subsidiary, and affiliate company in BB&T Corporation, thereby ensuring compliance with Federal and state information protection legislation and regulations. As a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Dick brings years of practical experience in building a security culture that supports compliance to information protection requirements.

Mike Lurye

Mike Lurye

Senior Director, Enterprise Data Management | Time Warner Cable

Mike Lurye is Senior Director, Enterprise Data Management, for Time Warner Cable. He and his team are responsible for shared data warehousing assets; resources and functions that serve multiple constituencies and benefit, directly or indirectly; and multiple customer-facing Business Intelligence (BI) teams and their customers. This includes creation of enterprise data assets, BI data and solution architecture, quality assurance, and data quality monitoring and measurement. Prior to joining Time Warner Cable, Mike was Director of Product Management for Amdocs Intelligent Decision Automation, responsible for driving the product strategy for this innovative offering. Previously, Mike was Director of Product Marketing for Amdocs Interactive, responsible for digital commerce and personalization solutions. Mike’s experience includes senior roles at major analytical CRM and marketing services companies, including Xchange and Epsilon, and providing strategic advice, consulting, and implementation services to leading companies, such as AT&T/BellSouth, Credit Suisse, and Chase Bank.

Brendon Macaraeg

Brendon Macaraeg

Senior Product Marketing Manager | Symantec

Brendon Macaraeg has been a product management and marketing leader for almost two decades. He's currently the North American regional product marketing lead for the Symantec Mobile Management Suite, comprised of Symantec App Center, Mobile Management, and Mobile Security. He joined Symantec in 2012 to launch mobile consumer VPN and utility services under the Norton brand. Prior to Symantec, Brendon worked in various product management and marketing roles at Fortune 1000 companies, like Live Nation Entertainment. He led the redesign of the House of Blue’s official website and related integration points as well as various digital sponsorship executions for partners like Citi, American Express, and Microsoft. As a director of program management at Guidance Solutions, he oversaw the implementation of scalable and reliable e-commerce sites and mobile apps for clients like EmergencyLink, Coffee Bean Tea & Leaf, and Burlington Coat Factory. He received his Bachelor of Science from Minnesota State University at Moorhead as well as a Master's degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Peter Makahon

Peter Makohon

Senior Vice President , Enterprise Information Security | Wells Fargo

Peter Makohon leads the Wells Fargo’s Cyber Threat Management team and is responsible for responsible for monitoring the cyber threat landscape and leading company wide efforts to develop and continuously improve cyber security capabilities that mitigate the organization’s exposure to Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), Advanced Evasion Techniques (AET), Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks, Hacktivism, Cyber Crime, Malware, and other categories of online attacks targeting the financial services industry. Prior to returning to Wells Fargo in 2013, Peter spent four years leading Deloitte and Touche’s Cyber Threat Intelligence practice in the United States where he specialized in assessing and developing cyber programs for Financial Services companies throughout the world. Peter also has over twenty-two years of industry expertise in areas such as system design, information security architecture and strategy, vulnerability management, penetration testing, risk management, merger migration planning and execution, data network engineering, application performance management, and business continuity planning. Peter has served on the US banking industry’s Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC) and has also been an expert witness on legal cases involving cyber crime.

Pete Murphy

Pete Murphy

Chief Information Officer | Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions

Pete Murphy joined Cardinal Innovations in 2011 as Chief Information Officer and is responsible for all aspects of information technology delivery, technology operational risk management, information security and resiliency, and the Enterprise Project Management Office. Before joining Cardinal Innovations, Pete developed technology and operations management experience over a twenty-five-year period in domestic and global Fortune 500 companies within the financial services industry. At TIAA-CREF, he served in both Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Technology Officer roles, and also as a Director of the TIAA-CREFF Life Insurance Company. Pete also held senior management positions with Bank of America and Regions Financial. He is a patent co-applicant in the area of technology risk and control assessment. Outside of Cardinal Innovations, Pete serves on advisory boards for the Health Informatics Technology program at UNC Charlotte, Computer Information Systems Department at Appalachian State University, IT-oLogy Charlotte Executive Council, and Learning Help Centers of Charlotte.

Jim Peterman

Jim Peterman

Senior Product Manager, Communications Global Business Unit | Oracle

Currently a Senior Product Manager in Oracle’s Communications Global Business Unit, Jim has worked in a variety of government and industry positions dealing with numerous telecommunications, networking, digital electronics, software engineering, and signal processing topics. In addition to research and development, Jim has also been involved with engineering process improvement and quality initiatives, serving as an ISO-9001 Internal Auditor and Team Leader. Jim is active in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) having served as Region 3 Student Professional Awareness Conference coordinator and enjoys speaking to student branches about career and professional issues and continuing education. Jim’s current responsibilities at Oracle focus on Product Security and ISO-27001 Information Security Management System processes. Duties include interacting with customers to identify security concerns, coordinating product architectural risk assessments, defining security-related requirements, and enforcing compliance with security policies in the development lifecycle process. Jim and his family live in Raleigh, NC. He holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from Tennessee Tech and an MBA from Regis University in Denver.

Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips

VP & GM, Global Security Services | Samsung

Sam Phillips is Vice President of Global Enterprise Security Services and Chief Information Security Officer for Samsung, responsible for building security support services for large global customers and building out the information security program. Sam has extensive security industry experience in driving strategic business initiatives, educational development programs, and chairing or participating in large-scale projects focused on improving and implementing security at an industry level. Prior to joining Samsung, Sam served as Chief Security Officer for Blackberry, where he developed one of the first integrated physical and logical corporate security programs as well as providing global security advisory services for Blackberry’s enterprise customers. Prior to joining BlackBerry in 2009, Sam worked at Bank of America and The Boeing Company in various leadership and consulting roles focusing on IT Risk. As Senior Vice President of Information Security at Bank of America, Sam was responsible for enterprise security architecture, identity and access management, security policy and standards, compliance and assessments, product and infrastructure security, risk management, and security innovation.

Ian Pratt

Ian Pratt

Co-Founder, EVP, Products | Bromium, Inc.

Ian Pratt is Co–founder and EVP of Products at Bromium. Prior to co-founding Bromium, Ian was founder and Chief Scientist of XenSource, which built enterprise–class virtualization products based on the Xen hypervisor. XenSource was acquired by Citrix in 2007, where he then served as Vice President for Advanced Products and CTO. Ian founded the Xen project while he was a tenured faculty member at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, where he led the Systems Research Group. Ian was also a co-founder of Nemesys Research Ltd, acquired by FORE Systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering from which he was awarded the Academy's Silver Medal in 2009.

Don Ross

Don Ross

Senior Manager, Product Security, Oracle Communications | Oracle

Don Ross is a Senior Engineering Manager at Oracle with over twenty years of industry experience in software and systems engineering, program development, cross-functional team building, and software security. Most recently, Don has spent the last five-plus years in telecommunication security, helping to forge what is now a practical, effective, and successful product security program within Tekelec and now Oracle Communications BU. Currently, Don has the privilege of leading a talented team of analysts, ethical hackers, and developers who share his enthusiasm and commitment to delivering highly defensible and resilient products to the telecommunications market. Prior to joining the Oracle Communications team, Don held various management and leadership positions in the areas of software development, program management, and product security at Tekelec, Symantec, Veritas Software, and Xerox.

Steve Scott

Steve Scott

Senior Vice President, Head of Enterprise Information Security Technology & Operations | Wells Fargo

Steve joined Wells Fargo Company in 1995 and is responsible for providing leadership for the company’s technological implementation of Enterprise Information Security Program. Steve leads the team, which employs more than 740 team members. Enterprise Information Security Technology & Operations is responsible for Continous Monitoring Program, Cryptographic Services, Cyber Threat Management Distributed Systems Security Engineering, Identity Authentication Large Systems Engineering, Network Security, and Security Services India. Steve has over thirty-five years in the information systems and financial services with primary emphasis in the last twenty years in information security. He is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of High Point University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as well as completing an Executive Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds the professional designations of Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified Risk Professional (CRP). Steve is active in the community and holds a number of leadership and board positions in the Arts, Chamber of Commerce, Communities, and Academic fields.

Bob Wilhelm

Bob Wilhelm

Vice Chancellor, Research and Economic Development, Executive Director | Charlotte Research Institute UNC Charlotte

Dr. Robert G. Wilhelm became Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at UNC Charlotte in 2011, after serving in a number of academic and leadership roles at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Wilhelm joined UNC Charlotte in 1993 as a faculty member to work on the creation of Ph.D. programs, and contributed to the formation of programs in biotechnology, information technology, mechanical engineering, nanoscale science, and physics and optical science. Since 2005, he has served as the Executive Director of the Charlotte Research Institute (CRI), UNC Charlotte’s portal for business-university science and technology partnerships. Dr. Wilhelm is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science in the William States Lee College of Engineering. Earlier, Dr. Wilhelm worked at the Palo Alto Laboratory of Rockwell Science Center and at Cincinnati Milacron. He co-founded a high-technology manufacturing company, OpSource, Inc., in 2001. Dr. Wilhelm holds a BSIE from Wichita State University, an MSIE from Purdue University, and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a Rotary Foundation Fellow, he studied the history of science and technology at the University of Leicester, Great Britain and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum. Dr. Wilhelm serves on a number of regional, national, and international advisory boards for higher education, arts and culture, scientific research, engineering, community and economic development, and philanthropy. He has lectured and worked in thirty-eight states and over eighteen countries. Dr. Wilhelm received his Bachelors in Engineering (Comp Sc.) from the Karnatak University of India and an Executive Fellows’ M.B.A. in crisis management from The Oakland Institute, CA.

Elia Zaitsev

Elia Zaitsev

Senior Sales Engineer | CrowdStrike

Eight years of IT Security and Data Analytics industry experience providing consulting, sales support, and technical implementation of enterprise software products. Currently supporting sales of CrowdStrike's Falcon Platform, including endpoint threat detection and response, endpoint activity monitoring, and threat intelligence. Previously at IBM, i2, and Northrop Grumman.