SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

SPEAKERS AT THE CLOUD SECURITY STRATEGIES CONFERENCE

Keith Conlee, JD, MS/BS, PCIP, CISSP, CISA, CBCP, Chief Security Officer, IT, College of DuPage

 

Keith Conlee has over 30 years in the Information Technology field delivering innovative and effective solutions including working at the National Security Agency (NSA), Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technology, and is currently the Chief Security Officer for Information Technology at the College of DuPage. His duties are focused on building strong security governance, security policy/procedure and risk management programs including Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Keith is a Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP)™, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), and a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP). He is an active member in the ISC2, ISACA, PCI Security Standards Council, and the BRPA of Chicagoland. His undergraduate and graduate education is in Computer Science, and with an added Law Degree gives Keith the unique ability to interpret and align technical legal regulatory compliance and business objectives. 

 

 

Rory McCune, Cloud Security Advocate, Aqua Security

 

Rory has worked in the Information and IT Security arena for the last 20 years in a variety of roles. These days he spends his work time on container and cloud native security as a Cloud Native Security Advocate for Aqua. He is an active member of the container security community having delivered presentations at a variety of IT and Information security conferences. He has also presented at major containerization conferences and is an author of the CIS Benchmarks for Docker and Kubernetes and main author of the Mastering Container Security training course which has been delivered at numerous industry conferences including Blackhat USA. When he’s not working, Rory can generally be found out walking and enjoying the scenery of the Scottish highlands. 

 

Mike Stacy, Global Director, Cloud & Information Protection, Proofpoint 

 

Mike Stacy is Global Cloud and Information Protection Director at Proofpoint. Stacy works with customers and oversees technical strategy for areas which include cloud security, advanced email defense, SOAR, browsing security, and SDP. Prior to joining Proofpoint in Stacy held numerous technical leadership and product strategy roles across a variety of solutions.

 

Annur Sumar, Chief Technology Officer, MaeTech 

 

Annur Sumar is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP and technology consultant in the areas of Infrastructure Design, Enterprise Content Management, CRM, Microsoft Azure, System Center and Cloud Technologies. Annur is an industry recognized leader and independent speaker around strategic service automation, technology driven process improvements, IT service alignment, engineering best practices and operations management. All of which are targeted in his presentations to helping businesses with complex IT environments lower Total Cost of Ownership and raising Return On Investments.


Prior to joining a Microsoft Partner Consulting firm, Annur served as a Vice President of Technology for Duff & Phelps. One of the world’s leading independent financial advisory firms serving client needs in the areas of valuation, investment banking, transaction advice, and dispute consulting. During his tenure at Duff & Phelps, Annur worked closely with Microsoft product teams and case study managers in providing invaluable feedback around how businesses such as his were able to benefit from cloud technologies that were molded into business solutions. As a Microsoft MVP and industry expert, Annur brings 10 years of experience to work actively with other MVPs and Microsoft Partners to provide industry insight and strategic direction.

Humza Yasin, Senior Managing Director, Dallas College 

 

Humza Yasin is the senior managing director for data center operations for Dallas County Community College District. With over 22 years of experience in IT Humza has worked with a wide range of technologies and supported wide range of initiatives at both Fortune 500 companies and the public sector (SLED). Main focus is always translating customer needs and requirements into innovative solutions as efficiently as possible.

Ricardo Villadiego, Founder & CEO, Lumu Technologies

 

After more than a decade in the IT security sector, Ricardo Villadiego decided to take a risk and start a security company of his own. The result is Easy Solutions, a state-of-the-art and creative business that is a reflection of the man who runs it. Ricardo sought to build a company with a highly-motivated group of engineers free to unleash their imaginations and think up fresh and original solutions to confront the constantly evolving threat landscape of the internet. Flexible and agile, the Easy Solutions team can adapt, change course, and most importantly take care of any electronic security problem quickly. This hardworking team, affectionately dubbed the “Easy Solvers”, follow in their leader’s easygoing but results-oriented footsteps, working their tails off but always leaving some time to relax and bust some dance moves or play a quick game of soccer.


Ricardo brings over 15 years of experience to the information security business. He has filled every possible role in the industry at one time or another, directing regional offices, selling software, innovating products, and working his way up from his first gig installing and fixing ATM machines. Before creating Easy Solutions, Villadiego worked in high-level positions at IBM, Internet Security Systems, Trend Micro, and Unisys Corporation, winning awards for his high sales figures and superb office management. He has an honors degree in Electronic Engineering from the Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas in Bogota, Colombia. Ricardo also likes discussing the philosophical issues relating to the ins and outs of security and privacy matters on the internet, giving interviews to television news outlets and publications from time to time to discuss how to best protect yourself from digital fraudsters and thieves.