David Barrett, PhD

Professor of Political Science | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

David Barrett, PhD, is a presidential historian and leading expert on the CIA’s relationship with presidents and Congress.

Political Science Presidential Decision Making Lyndon Baines Johnson The Central Intelligence Agency United States Presidents

Josh Sookman

CEO · Guardly

CEO at Guardly. VC experience. Mentor at JOLT Accelerator and INcubes. Toronto StartupDigest co-curator.

Raising Seed Financing (For Startups) Employee Safety Campus Safety Workplace Violence Working Alone

Dawn Bazely

Professor, Department of Biology · York University

#YorkU Biology professor. Collaborative, interdisciplinary researcher & award-winning teacher. Past #YorkU Sustainability Inst Director.

Animal Behaviour Arctic Affairs Climate Change Curriculum Design & Development Ecology

Ralph Russo

Program Director, Professor of Practice, Applied Computing · Tulane University

Ralph Russo is an expert on technology in the homeland security and public safety domains.

Software Development Computer Science Emergency Management Public Safety Emergency Operations

Amira Elghawaby

Communications Director · The National Council of Canadian Muslims

Amira Elghawaby leads the NCCM’s media relations, public engagement and strategic communications.

Ethnic Media & Diversity Anti-discrimination Civic Engagement Human Rights Civil Rights

Jana Steele

Partner, Pensions & Benefits · Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Partner at Osler in Toronto with extensive knowledge and experience with shared risk, target benefit and other innovative plan designs.

Pension and Benefits Pension Plan Shared Risk and Target Benefit Plans Pension Plan Structure Pension Plan Governance Pension Plan Compliance

Mike Rodriguez

Senior Managing Consultant · IBM

Mitigating Risk, Ensuring Compliance and Championing Data Security.

Security Compliance Privacy

Seth Hamman, Ph.D.

Director, Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity and Associate Professor of Cyber Operations and Computer Science · Cedarville University

Dr. Hamman is interested in helping to shape the young and growing discipline of cybersecurity education.

Cybersecurity Issues and Stories

Eric Bonds

Associate Professor of Sociology · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Bond is author of a book on social issues.

Environmental Sociology Human Rights Political Economy War and Violence

Kaylie Tiessen

Economist and Researcher · Unifor

Researching labour markets, social progress and the value of public services.

Labour Economics Labour Markets Precarious Work Policy Analysis Poverty

Jim Stikeleather

Chief Innovation Officer · Dell

Rev up the engines of your event and glimpse the future with Dell's Chief Innovation Officer, who explains & evaluates emerging technologies

Software Development Environments and Methods Software as A Service Product Management Process Engineering Cloud Computing

Alessandro Acquisti

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Alessandro Acquisti’s research investigates the economics and behavioral economics of privacy, and privacy in online social networks.

AI Ethics Transition Economics Human-Agent Interaction Economics of Privacy Information Security

John Pironti

President · IP Architects, LLC.

Experienced, knowledgable, dynamic, high energy speaker who is an industry thought leader information risk management and security and has a

Information Risk Management and Security Cyber Security It Audit It Compliance It Risk Management

Jeffrey Morris, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Computer and Cyber Sciences · Augusta University

Quantum Cryptography Quantum Computing Defense and Security Systems Engineering National Security

Neil H. Buchanan

Chair/Professor/Director · University of Florida

Neil Buchanan is an expert in intergenerational justice, retirement security and constitutional issues in government budgeting.

Debt Ceiling Social Security Justice Between Generations Budget Deficits Limits of Economic Analysis

David Harlow

Principal · The Harlow Group LLC

Health care thought leader on the bleeding edge - Engaging speaker, expert insights

Health Reform Social Media for Regulated Industries Accountable Care Organizations Privacy and Security of Health Information Digital Health

Navid Asadi

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Navid Asadi works on approaches to secure microelectronics and PCBs using advanced physical methods based on imaging and characterization.

Microscopy Failure Analysis AI Computer Vision Reliability

Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Davidson is a specialist in American Foreign and Security Policy, and International Security.

American Foreign Policy American Security Policy International Security British, French and Italian Foreign Policy

Sherif Abdelwahed, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Abdelwahed is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Autonomic Computing Model based Design and Analysis of Cyber-phyiscal Systems Formal Verification System Diagnosis and Fault Analysis Model-integrated Computing

Erica Fuchs

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Erica Fuchs is passionate about building nationally the intellectual foundations and analytic tools to inform National Technology Strategy.

Innovation Policy Technology Development Public Policy Global manufacturing Commercialization