Explore the Future of Cyber Security

Decrypt its Risks and Unlock its Opportunity in the Modern Enterprise during this one day conference on

November 9, 2018

Presented by

Henry Beverly, Cook County

Gregg Friedman VP, ISSA Chicago

John Johnson CEO/Founder of Aligned Security, IEEE-USA VP of Communications

Wayne Johnson Regional VP, OPAQ

John Mirkovic, Cook County

Michael Philips CEO, VSEC, LLC

Stel Valavonis CEO, onShore Security

Sean O'Kelly CIO, State of IL

Erik Schlesinger, CEO Build.Scale.Prosper; Strategic Advisor, AlphaCrypto


Chris Williams, Convex Legal

Elaine Wademer, Convex Legal 

Kasl Paturi, PAABC

Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI)

Collin Canright Principl, Canright Communications

Communications Chair

Hackathon Team

Matthew Dixon, Ph.D., FRM, Assistant Professor of Finance & Statistics, IIT Stuart School of Business

Liad Wagman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics at Illinois Institute of Technology

Nik Rokop Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, IIT Stuart School of Business

Peter Tapling, Chief Commercial Officer, Springlabs

Speakers & Panels

Sean O'Kelly CIO, State of IL

Panel: Emerging Technologies: Blockchain Contract Management

John Johnson CEO/Founder of Aligned Security, IEEE-USA VP of Communications

Panel: Cyber security for Highly Regulated Areas: Healthcare, Fintech, Insurance

Stel Valavanis CEO, onShore Security

Michael Philips CEO, VSEC, LLC

Cyber Security: Planning, Strategy Risk and Budgeting

Henry Beverly, Cook County

Panel: GDPR

A Engaging Conference ...

This mini-conference combines that best of Senior Leadership and Innovation with a morning Hackathon, Followed by a Full Day of panels and speakers.

Be Among Peers ...

We're bringing together a dozen speakers along with 200 attendees in Cyber Security including developers, Senior Executives, CISO Security Officers and more.

GCSI conference will bring together over 200 leaders during the afternoon for sessions focused on Cyber Security Planning, Strategy, Risk & Budgeting, GDPR Blockchain for contract management, highly regulated areas like Healthcare, Insurance and Finance .

Cyber Security Innovation is as Constant as the Threat


9:00 - 9:25 AM Ed Lamark: Wealthfront: Fintech

9:25 - 9:50 AM Anita Nikolich: Illinois Tech: Cryptocurrency and cybersecurity

9:50 - 10:15 am TBC : Kassem Fawaz: AI and the changing landscape of privacy notice and choice

10:15 - 10:30 am Coffee break

10:30 - 11:00 am GDPR Panel discussion

11:00 - 12:00 am: Hackathon Award Ceremony


1-1:50 Why are critical infrastructure assets so easy to attack?

1:50-2:20 Panel: Emerging Technologies: Blockchain for contract management

2:20-2:35 Break

2:35-3:00 Speaker: Larry Lidz, Senior Vice President & Global Chief Information Security Officer at CNA

3:00-3:30 Panel: Cybersecurity for highly regulated areas - Healthcare, Fintech, Insurance

3:35-3:50 Break

3:50-4:15 Speaker: Todd Fitzgerald, Managing Director/CISO, CISO Spotlight

4:15-4:45 Panel: Top Cyber Security concerns for regulators

5:00-6:00 Networking


We are bringing 200 leaders in Cyber Security, C Level, Senior Executives, CISOs and senior Security Officers in addition to others along with more than 15 speakers together at IIT's Downtown Chicago location.


IIT Chicago

565 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661