Steering Committee

Bruce Coffing, CISO, City of Chicago

Laszlo Gonc, Founder, Next Era Transformation Group

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

Dimitra N. Kane, Sr. Business Architect Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Dr. Fred Kwong, CISO, DeVry University

Adam Lewis, Director, Product & Services Cybersecurity, Motorola Solutions

Michael Phillips, Founding Partner vSEC LLC

Ramona Ratiu, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd


Wynona Lam, Founder, Winlight 

Sam Moyer, Lead, Cybersecurity Engineer

Rahul Patel, Director of Cybersecurity, Office of Cook County Clerk

Kasi Paturi, President, PAABC

Dr. Devi Prasad V. Potluri, Associate Provost, CSU

Dr. Federico Sciammarella, CTO, MxD

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

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


Collin Canright, Canright Communications

Gregg Friedman, Security Advisor at Splunk

Tina Hauri, President, Bradford Garrett Group, Inc.

Wayne Johnson, Chicago CISO of the Year Award Founder

Walter Lefmann, Director of Security, Chicago Trading

John Mirkovic, Deputy Clerk – Public Policy at Office of the Cook County Clerk

Steve Moscarelli, Major Account Manager: Illinois & Wisconsin, Thales Cloud Security

Sean O’Kelly, CEO, Meetings & Events International

Mark Ramshaw, Information Security & Risk Manager at Weber-Stephen Products LLC

Peter Tapling, Managing Director, PTap Advisory, LLC

Tellis Williams, CISO, The Dream Exchange