Security and User Experience: The Balance of Trust – Webinar


Tuesday, May 10, 2022


1:00pm-2:00pm CST; 2:00pm-3:00pm EST


1 CPE / 0.1 CEU / CISSP / 1 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: ONLINE

In today’s evolving threat-landscape, the customer identity layer is a foundational component of your integrated security solution. And while tensions may sometimes exist between Growth, Product & Information Security teams, recent innovations in Customer Identity and Access Management technology can actually enhance customer trust with both high-levels of security and great user experience – a win for both customers and enterprises.


Security isn’t just about defense; it’s a key business enabler to support your efforts to build trusted relationships with customers.


Join Okta and your peers for an interactive discussion on this timely topic!


Webinar Price: $0.00 per person


Larry Gasparro

Senior Area Director – Greater Chicago Region, Okta, Inc.


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Larry Gasparro is a twenty-year veteran of the Cybersecurity industry and currently serves as Sr Area Director of Strategic Accounts – Greater Chicago at Okta. Previously, he held leadership positions at Splunk and Symantec. Over the tenure of his career. Larry has collaborated on cybersecurity and identity management projects with both private and public sector organizations, including the FBI and cyber teams within The Pentagon. Larry resides in Columbus, Ohio.



Panelists will include:

  • Manvendra Kumar, Senior Manager, GIA-Access Management, McDonalds Corporation
  • Jigar Shah, Head of Security – Identity and Access Management, R1 RCM
  • Alex Dickson, CISO, GCM Grosvenor
  • Other Identity and Security leaders sharing experiences and lessons learned




Kumar                 Shah               Dickson


Manvendra Kumar

  • IAM Subject Matter Expert with focus on securing organization leveraging Technology, People and Processes.
  • IT Professional with experience architecting global IAM platform and building high-performing global IAM team supporting 110+ countries. CISM and CCSP certified. Led successful setup of Global Identity & Access program and standardization of IAM services across the organization. Spear headed successful enterprise-wide rollout of MFA, identity governance and privileged access initiatives.
  • Advocate of sustainable growth and interest in data science and Data driven decision making.



Jigar Shah

Jigar Shah is the Global Head of Identity and Access Management for R1RCM with close to two decades of deep experience in technology, cyber security, and Identity Access Management. He has direct experience in organic and M&A growth initiatives, with specialization in the successful integration in Identity, Cloud Security, Digital transformation initiatives. Jigar directs and drives the overall vision, strategy and execution of Identity and Cloud Security at R1. Under Jigar’s leadership, he helped transform the identity management experience and grew small team to a global IAM department. He is passionate for building high performing teams. He believes in creating a collaborative and innovative work environment that is focused on business and customer needs. Jigar is an advisor to his clients in their IAM journey by providing them strategic and tactical roadmap. He is an Engineer, MBA from Chicago, and a law graduate from Northwestern Law school.



Alex Dickson

Alex has more than 15 years of experience in information security and technology roles, primarily at financial services companies. Having been in leadership roles in both IT and information security, he has a strong appreciation for the governance and implementation of a program, as well as building relationships between teams. He has experience in maturing existing security programs as well as building them from the ground up. Alex received his Bachelor’s degree in Technical Management from DeVry University, completed the CISO certificate program at Carnegie Mellon University, and holds his CISSP.

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 1 CPE credit for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.1 CEUs and 1 PDU. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.