TechForum Security Forum Speakers

TechForum's Security Forum:Trends in Enterprise Security
March 23rd, 2017  8AM-4:30PM, The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St, NYC



We will be posting more speakers for March 23rd, 2017 consistently. Please check back as we update this page frequently.



Jeffrey Brown, CSIRO, BNY Mellon


Mike Canney, Principal Strategic Architect, Viavi Solutions

With more than 20 years experience in application and network performance management, Mike Canney has worked with 100s of organizations in both pre- and post-sales engagements to build teams, teach critical network troubleshooting skills and advise clients about the security implications that can be addressed through network performance management and packet analysis. He is frequently asked to speak at industry trade shows and events to share his knowledge and experience.  


Robert Gockley, Director of Risk Management, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC

Robert is a Senior Risk Management professional with over 25 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry.  His expertise governs operational risk management, information security, project management, and business continuity management and information technology audit.His vast experience includes leadership positions in risk management, audit and governance at American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and American Express Company.In his present capacity as Director of Risk Management at AST, Robert is directly responsible for implementing the enterprise risk management program strategies and objectives.  In this role, he liaisons with AST’s business and support organizations in the identification, of key risks that are aligned with their business processes, and develops risk mitigation strategies that are aligned with the business objectives, and consistent with the applicable laws and regulations.Prior to serving as the Director of Risk Management at AST, Robert was the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer responsible for the development and maintenance of the information security program and strategies.Robert is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Business Continuity Planner and  holds a B.S. degree, and an M.B.A. degree in Quantitative Analysis, both from St. John’s University, New York.



Rick Gonzales, Director, Global information Security, Becton Dickinson


Peter Keenan, Chief Information Security Officer, Lazard Peter is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Lazard where he is responsible for the global information security strategy and program at one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms with operations in 43 cities across 27 countries. Prior to Lazard, Peter was with Citigroup’s global information security team serving as the Head of Information Risk Governance, where he led the team that was responsible for Information Security Policy globally. His experience also includes 6 years as a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers' Threat and Vulnerability Management advisory practice and over a decade founding and operating a publicly traded technology consultancy that specialized in designing, building, and operating secure high availability data centers and networks around the world for military, intelligence, and commercial clients.


Christopher Leigh, Director of Information Security & Compliance,, Eversource Energy

Christopher Leigh is currently the Director of Information Security and Compliance at Eversource.  In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of information security including threat and Risk Management, Policy and Compliance with Sarbanes Oxley, NERC Critical Information Protection regulations and Incident Response.  Christopher has held similar roles at Consolidated Edison and United Technologies Corporation.

Christopher’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, specializing in Accounting and Management, minoring in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s College.  He also has a Master’s degree in Business Economics from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master’s degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University.  Christopher is a Certified Privacy Professional and a Certified Risk and Information Systems Control professional.  Christopher was also a member of the United States Navy Reserves for 14 years.


Allen Lum, Information Technology Controls Validation Unit, AIG

Allne Lum is responsible for the Information Technology Controls SOX Compliance for the AIG Asset Management Group.


Paul Raines, CISO, United Nations

Paul Raines is responsible for the global information security and disaster recovery management for the United Nations Development Programme, with 177 country offices world-wide. Prior to this position, Paul was CISO at Bloomberg LP and CISO at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The information security section is the only unit in the UN system to be both ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 27001 (information security management) certified for following best practices. Paul was awarded an honors laureate by Computerworld magazine in 2013.


Moderator: Priscilla Tate, Executive Director, Technology Managers Forum
Priscilla Tate founded Technology Managers Forum (TechForum), a professional association for IT managers, in 1994. TechForum has a membership base of over 850 IT managers in the New York area who work for some of the largest enterprise organizations in the world. Each year Ms. Tate produces multiple enterprise IT focused events for end-user  IT managers. Ms. Tate is a sought-after industry analyst and has been quoted in numerous publications, including the New York Times and Computerworld. In addition to creating content for and moderating panels at TechForum events, Ms. Tate has moderated panels at other industry events, including the Computerworld Premier 100 and RSA Conference in San Francisco. Prior to TechForum, Ms. Tate was a technology manager at Citibank, EF Hutton and Manufacturers Hanover Trust. Ms. Tate graduated from Duke University with a BA in History and an MA in Art History. She also studied at the Freie Universitat in Berlin with a scholarship administered by the Fulbright commission. She was a Columbia Fellow and did graduate work at Columbia University.

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