Tarik Rahmanovic, Sr. Principal Scientist, AbbVie
Mr. Rahmanovic is the Senior Principal Scientist at AbbVie. He has over 25 years of security experience including security research, exploit development, penetration testing, forensics, architecture and security tool development. Mr. Rahmanovic has experience running a world-class cross-organizational cyberthreat intelligence team, as well as, deep connective tissue to technical ranks, and a broad international intelligence network.
Anahi Santiago – CISO, ChristianaCare
Ms. Santiago has overall responsibility for ChristianaCare’s cybersecurity and assurance program. With 15+ years in cybersecurity leadership, she leads a team of professionals in supporting ChristianaCare’s strategic initiatives by collaborating with clinical/business leaders, managing cybersecurity risks, implementing policies and controls, generating overall awareness and fostering a culture of security and safety. Prior ChristianaCare, she served as the Information Security and Privacy Officer at Einstein Healthcare Network. She is an active contributor and member of local, state and federal cybersecurity organizations including the Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council’s Cybersecurity Working Group, Delaware Healthcare Cybersecurity Alliance and Philadelphia’s Women and Cybersecurity group.
Scott T. Nichols – Global Product Security Leader, Danaher
Mr. Nichols has over 25 years of experience in the Information Security and Healthcare technology industries. He leads the Global Product Security program at Danaher Corporation, representing over 30 companies, including 4 medical device manufactures and 8 life sciences companies. Focusing on security by design for Danaher’s medical devices, diagnostics, life sciences, water quality, environmental and applied solutions product portfolios. Mr. Nichols is the chairman for the Danaher Global Product Security Council and serves on the steering committee for the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC). He is a certified healthcare information security and privacy practitioner (HCISPP) and a certified HIPAA privacy security expert (CHPSE).
Brad Carvellas – VP and CISO, The Guthrie Clinic
I have over twenty-three years of progressive IT, information security and cyber risk management experience in both small organizations and large global enterprises. The past two years I have served as the VP, Chief Information Security Officer for The Guthrie Clinic, a regional not-for-profit integrated health care system located in central New York and Pennsylvania. Previously, I served as a director, Information Security and Risk Management at Highmark Health headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the past decade I have served on numerous IT and cybersecurity advisory boards, and as a director and governance chair for a not-for-profit board.
TJ Bean, Director of CyberSecurity – Information Protection and Security, HCA Healthcare
With over 15 years at HCA Healthcare, TJ Bean is the Director of CyberSecurity focusing in Threat Analytics and Intelligence and Response within the HCA Healthcare Cyber Defense Center. Prior service and leadership with teams toward Vulnerability Management, GRC, and DevSecOps, with aligned strategy with areas of Security Architecture, Vendor/Medical Risk Management, Security Risk, Physical Security, Privacy, Internal Audit and Enterprise Emergency Operations Center.
Gregory Barnes – Chief Information Security Officer, Highmark Health
Mr. Barnes is the Chief Information Security Officer at Highmark Health and has over 30 years of experience as a practitioner. He began his security career in the United States Air Force, where he managed classified intelligence and cyber operations systems. Prior to joining Highmark Health, Mr. Barnes worked with Amgen, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Health Care Service Corporation as the ISO for Blue Cross of Oklahoma, and Lucent Technologies as a Managing Principal. At Lucent, he led multiple highly skilled technology teams, designing advanced technology networks for MCI/Worldcom and conducting numerous program designs, penetration tests and technology engagements for Exxon, Washington Mutual, Cisco, State Farm, Williams Communications, WalMart and others. Mr. Barnes served as a former Chair to the Payer Subsector of the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector Coordinating Council (SCC,) and former Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Cyber Security Subcommittee advisor.
Roisin Suver, AVP, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Humana
Ms. Suver’s experience in threat intelligence started in 1999 in the Air Force and continued throughout my career in State and National Homeland Security, Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISAC) and private sector in the finance and health sectors. She has been involved in Information Security with a focus on Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) for over 9 years. And more recently, has been a part of the health sector serving as the AVP for CTI with Humana. Ms. Suver has served on multiple trusted committees and working groups over the years.
Michael McNeil – SVP and Global CISO, McKesson
Michael C. McNeil is the current Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at McKesson Corporation. McNeil is responsible for enhancing and overseeing McKesson’s information and operational technology security strategy program, as well managing information security governance. He will also ensure the execution of McKesson’s cybersecurity strategy across the enterprise. McNeil has an extensive background in cybersecurity and significant experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently, he served as the Global Product & Security Officer for Royal Philips where he deployed consistent processes across the entire portfolio of healthcare products and services. He has also held senior leadership positions at Medtronic, Liberty Mutual Group, Pitney Bowes, and Reynolds & Reynolds.
Terence Rice – VP, IT Risk Management and CISO, Merck & Co.
Mr. Rice is responsible for Information Security, IT Regulatory Readiness, Quality/Technical Assurance, Business Continuity Planning and Policy, and has held multiple roles at Merck, as Executive Director, Information Risk Management & Compliance within the Enterprise Technology & Application Services organization. Prior to Merck, Mr. Rice served as Director of Global Information Security for Johnson & Johnson, and then in the consulting industry in a variety of roles. Mr. Rice holds a BS degree from West Point; and a Masters of Science degree from George Washington University.
Rishi Tripathi – Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Mount Sinai Health System
Rishi has been leading organizational Cybersecurity transformation and regularly engaged with the CEO and Board. Rishi was previously the first Chief Information Security Officer of the NBA.
Over his career, Rishi has executed cybersecurity transformations for highly complex environments like SCADA, financial, manufacturing, R&D, cloud, broadcast, and arena systems. Rishi has held cybersecurity roles at Citi, Tyco International, and Florida Power & Light, in addition to the NBA.
Rishi holds an MBA in entrepreneurship from Florida International University, a BS in industrial electronics engineering from India is part of several advisory boards, and has held multiple certifications, including CISSP, CEH, CISM, QTE & Six Sigma Greenbelt.
Brian D. Cincera – SVP and CISO, Pfizer
Brian has global responsibility for Pfizer’s information security and technology risk management program. In his role, Brian oversees strategy development, cybersecurity risk management, policy and governance, protection operations and workforce awareness. As part of Pfizer’s company-wide enterprise risk management program, Brian is responsible for leading its information security risk governance process including regular reporting to Pfizer’s executive leadership and members of its Board of Directors. Brian joined Pfizer in 2005 and works in Collegeville, PA.
Dirk de Wit – Head of Product Security, Philips
Dirk de Wit is Global Product Security & Services Officer at Philips. He leads the global implementation of product security requirements, risk assessments, policies, and procedures to ensure that Philips healthcare products and services are robust against cyber intrusion. He has 16 years of experience as a functional leader, including product security across Philips’ healthcare businesses, markets, and functions.
Before joining Philips, Mr. de Wit was a Deloitte cybersecurity organization leader. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Informatics, a Master’s degree in Informatics Management, and a Post Graduate EDP/IT Audit qualification. As the Head of Product Security, Mr. de Wit reports to Philips’ Global Head of Security.
Dr. Adrian M. Mayers – VP and CISO, Premera Blue Cross
Dr. Mayers works closely with BCBSA and Premera’s leadership team to establish and maintain a comprehensive program to protect employees, information assets, and technologies. Before joining Premera, Dr. Mayers held senior management positions at Vertafore, Microsoft, Nokia, and Securiguard. Throughout his 20-year career, he has dealt with various aspects of corporate security, such as anti-fraud operations, cybersecurity, intellectual property protection, and counterintelligence. He holds multiple professional certifications including CISM, CCSP, CDPSE, CFE, CPP, and CISA. He earned his doctorate in Business Administration specializing in International Business from Northcentral University, an MBA from Athabasca University, a graduate certificate in Cybersecurity from Harvard University, and an Engineering Technologies diploma from John Abbott College.
Sahan Fernando – Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center
Sahan Fernando is the CISO at Rady Children’s and have previously worked with multiple healthcare institutions (covered entities, payers, etc.) to guide organizations in creating effective security programs. I have served on public boards before in other verticals and believe I can provide effective leadership bridging technical and stakeholder conversations. My current role requires cooperation with multiple disparate business units and levels of stakeholders in addition to regulatory requirements. Other achievements include Tribe of Hackers: Blue Team; San Diego 40 under 40 Finalist.
Mike Towers – Chief Digital Trust Officer, Takeda
Mike is accountable to ensure Takeda meets its critically important security and trust responsibilities, as deeply embedded and as consistently as possible, in a rapidly disruptive landscape of data, digital and technology innovation across healthcare. Data and digital aspirations across life sciences present new challenges across privacy, security, ethical, and reputational risk areas. Digital Trust capabilities, platforms, and services will be expanded to reflect this critical shift in business strategy. Data, digital and cloud centricity underscores all parts of the biopharmaceutical value chain; Mike and his team are evolving to ensure the focus of protection extends to enabling and assuring Trust and Resiliency. As healthcare continues to extend data and digital products to providers, patients, donors, and other external stakeholders, the “users” will number in the tens of millions. Trust and reputation will be directly linked to these digital engagements. Prior to Takeda, Mike was CISO at Allergan plc, accountable globally for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Allergan’s vast information assets across an R&D, supply chain and commercial enterprise. Previously, Mike was VP, Information Security Assurance at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
Denise Anderson – President, Health-ISAC
Denise Anderson, MBA, is President and CEO of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Health-ISAC), a global, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a trusted forum for timely and valuable situational awareness so that health sector companies can make informed, risk-based decisions about the physical and cyber threats they face. Prior to Health ISAC, she was Vice President of Financial Services-ISAC where for almost nine years she helped the ISAC grow and achieve its successful status in the information sharing community. She has over thirty years of executive level leadership in the private sector. Denise currently serves as Chair of the National Council of ISACs, sits on the Board of Directors for the Global Resilience Federation (GRF) and is on the Executive Committee of the Cyber Working Group for the Health and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council. In addition, she participates in numerous industry and advisory groups and initiatives and has spoken at events all over the globe. Denise was certified as an EMT (B), and Firefighter I/II and Instructor I/II in the state of Virginia for twenty years and was an Adjunct Instructor at the Fire and Rescue Academy in Fairfax County, Virginia for ten years. She is a graduate of the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Security.