TechForum Security Forum Speakers

TechForum's Security Forum: Trends in Enterprise Security
Sept. 22nd, 2016   8AM-5PM 
Metropolitan Pavilion, 2nd Floor, 123 W. 18th St. NYC



We will be posting more speakers for Sept. 22nd, 2016 consistently. Please check back as we update this page frequently.



Risé Jacobs, Senior Vice President and CTO, Astoria Bank

Risé Jacobs has been with Astoria Bank since 2001, and has been in Information Technology for over 25 years.   Ms. Jacobs was originally brought in to the Bank as CISO to build a robust program that embeds information security into all areas of information services, and subsequently promoted to oversee all technology areas, leveraging her previous experience as a CIO. Ms. Jacobs is responsible for overseeing technology areas such as Technology Planning, UNIX and Windows infrastructure and all associated applications, Systems Engineering and Administration, Storage, Database, Programming and Internet/Intranet development, IT Compliance and Information Security and Business Continuity. Ms. Jacobs has an MBA with a concentration in Computer Systems, and holds the CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP, CISM, and CBCP certifications.




Thomas Kartanowicz, Head of Information Security, Nataxis Tom Kartanowicz has been working in IT and information security for over 15 years with experience in systems administration, risk management, network security and security awareness. As Head of Information Security at Natixis North America, Tom leads the infosec policy, risk, controls and awareness initiatives and previously worked at Principia Partners and NYU Stern School of Business. Tom holds a Master of Science in IT from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from New York University. He is a member of ISSA, ISC2 and ISACA and has CISM, CISSP and SANS GSLC certifications. Tom has appeared as a panelist at the NYIT Global Cybersecurity Conference.



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.


Elena Kvochko, Head, Global Information Security Strategy and Implementation, Global financial services firm Elena Kvochko is currently head of global information security strategy and implementation at a Global financial services firm. Previously, she was Manager in Information Technology Industry at World Economic Forum, where she led global partnership programs on cyber resilience and the internet of things and was responsible for developing relationships with top information technology industry partners. Prior to her position at the Forum, she worked as Information and Communication Technology specialist at the World Bank. Elena focused on a portfolio of projects aimed at leveraging ICT for economic growth and transparency in emerging economies. Elena is an author of numerous publications and reports and has contributed to Forbes, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and other media outlets on technology and security strategy.



Robert Slocum, Director, Data Security & Insider Threat Strategies, Forcepoint Bob Slocum has more than 18 years in the technology industry, specializing in data theft prevention and endpoint security.  Prior to joining Forcepoint, Slocum worked at Dell, Inc. where he helped to create and take to market Dell’s Connected Security and EMM solutions.   He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in business management from Concordia University in Austin, Texas. 



Ray Stirbei, Director, Information Security & Privacy, NY-based luxury & fashion retailer Ray Stirbei is an information security professional specializing in data protection, risk assessments, application security and architecture and vendor risk management.


Richard Timbol. ISSM/ CISO, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Richard Timbol is a well-respected cybersecurity & IT professional with over 26 years of experience. He spent the early part of his career as an Enterprise Network Engineer in the pharma, financial, healthcare and retail industries. He later went on to lead teams and head departments in the diverse IT disciplines of information security, compliance, network engineering, messaging, deployment and end point support and is currently  the Global Head of Information Security & Compliance for one of the world’s leading law firms. He holds multiple certifications across the entire range of IT and information security fields, has shared his vision and expertise as an expert speaker and panelist and has been spotlighted in various security publications. He currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of The Threat Intelligence Committee for the LS-ISAO and has also served on the New York State eHealth Information Privacy and Security Collaborative as well as on several security advisory boards..



David M. Van Skiver, Director Information Risk Management & Security, Merck & Co., Inc.

David is an Information Risk Management and Security Leader, expert in the definition and implementation of information risk management processes and programs strongly aligned to corporate strategy in the life sciences industry. He is accomplished in building cross-divisional governance teams for risk management, authoring corporate policies and standards, and providing services for information risk management. David is skilled in tracking industry trends and interfacing with key partners to sustain services in a rapidly changing environment. He received his MS and BS in Chemistry & Computer Science at Rutgers University. His credentials include: CISSP, GICSP, CISM, CGEIT, and CISA.



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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