GCSI Annual Conference 2024

April 18, 2024 Illinois Institute of Technology (565 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661)

8:30am Registration

8:45 – 9:00am Welcoming Remarks-Anita K. Krug, Dean, IIT Chicago Kent College of Law

9:00 – 9:50 am Distinguished Speaker – Aaron K. Tantleff, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

9:50 – 10:30 am CISO Panel

Moderator: Ray Trygstad, Assoc Chair, Industry Prof of Information Technology & Management, IIT


Richard WarnerFaculty Director, Center for Law and Computers, Chicago Kent College of Law

Dr. Fred Kwong, CISO, DeVry University

Shefali Mookencherry, CISO, University of Illinois at Chicago

Bruce Coffing, CISO, City of Chicago

10:30 – 10:45 am Networking Break

10:45 – 11:10 am Fireside Chat with Darin Hurd, CISO, Guaranteed Rate interviewer: John Lothian,  Executive Chairman at John J. Lothian & Company, Inc.

11:10 – 11:50 am Panel on Cybersecurity for highly regulated areas Healthcare, Fintech and Insurance

Moderator: Dr. John Johnson, Founder/President/CISO, Docent Institute


Erik Decker, Vice President – Chief Information Security Officer at Intermountain Health

Amy Kabaria, Attorney, Co-founder, Axxon

Paul Neff, Associate Director, ChicagoFIRST

Noon – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch

1:00 – 1:25 pm Fireside Chat – Tellis Williams, CISO, The Dream Exchange and William Smith, Director of Strategy, Financial services, Microsoft

1:25 – 2:05 pm AI in the Real World Fireside Chat with Charles Herring, CTO, Witfoo Interviewer: Laszlo Gonc, CEO, NextEra Transformation Group

2:05 – 2:20 pm Networking Break

2:20 – 3:10 pm BISO/vCISO Panel

Moderator: Michael Phillips, Founding Partner vSEC LLC  


Sara Buerger, BISO, The Kraft Heinz Company

Ashley Jones, Sr. Manager, UL Solutions

Colin Black, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Attorney, Polsinelli 

Shalabh Kakkar, BISO/Director of CyberSecurity, Motorola Solutions

3:10 – 3:25 pm Networking Break

3:25 – 4:05 pm CxO Panel

Moderator: Sean T. O’Kelly, CEO, Meetings & Events International


Mark Rorabaugh, CEO, InfraShield

Kevin McDermott, CTO, Cook County Clerk Office

David Ogbolumani, Chief Cybersecurity & Information Privacy Officer, The Rubicon Cyber Security Group

Lewis Borsellino, Co-Founder, DefendEdge

4:05 – 4:45 pm Distinguished Speaker – Stuart McClure, CEO, Qwiet AI

4:45-5:00 pm Closing Remarks – Kasi Paturi, President, PAABC

5:00-6:00 pm Networking

We (GCSI 2023) Thank our hosts