Co-Founder and Chair, Cyber Security SummitGopal Khanna is a Senior Fellow at the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota. From 2002 through 2010, he held senior positions in federal and state government - most recently as Minnesota's first State CIO in the administration of Governor Tim Pawlenty and before that as the CIO and CFO of the United States Peace Corps in the administration of President George W. Bush. Prior to his service in government, Khanna was in the private sector where he held several corporate management positions and led start-up technology solutions/consulting firms. Most recently, Khanna served as the Lead Co-Chair for the Commission on Service Innovation, chartered to provide recommendations on how to restructure and improve the overall delivery of services to citizens. Additionally, Khanna is Chairman of The Khanna Group LLC; President of TiE - Minnesota; and serves on advisory boards of early stage technology companies and is a founder of a start-up venture in Minnesota.
James Ryan, CSyP, CEA, PMP
Chief Strategy Officer, Cyber Security Summit; Owner & Founder, Litmus Logic, LLCJames is a cyber defense strategy implementation expert and author with over 15 years of experience delivering transformational business results for US federal agencies and critical infrastructure companies. In 2008, James worked with NASA, HP/EDS, TSCP, and others to define game-changing identity and credential management strategies — then pioneered the first implementations for early adopters. These strategies have evolved into Personal Identity Verification Interoperability (PIV-I) and the Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Segment Architecture. James holds a MSEE from Virginia Tech and is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP), Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA), and Project Management Professional (PMP).
Director, Technological Leadership Institute, University of MinnesotaDr. Massoud Amin leads extensive projects in smart grids and infrastructure security and is considered the father of smart grid. He holds the Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair in Technological Leadership at the University of Minnesota, directs the University’s Technological Leadership Institute (TLI), is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and professor of electrical and computer engineering. Before joining the University in 2003, he held positions of increasing responsibility at the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto. After 9/11, he directed all Infrastructure Security R&D and led Grid Operations/Planning and Energy Markets. Prior to 9/11, he served as head of mathematics and information sciences, led the development of more than 24 technologies that transferred to industry, and twice received the Institute’s highest honor.
Andrew Borene, Esq.
Andrew Borene is on the Defense Council of the Truman National Security Project. His corporate experience includes tours at Wells Fargo & Co., LexisNexis and currently, ReconRobotics, where leads corporate development efforts from Washington, DC. A former Associate Deputy General Counsel at the Pentagon, he was also a US Marine Corps Military Intelligence Officer. He is a high-tech executive and teaches national security policy at Macalester College. He is also President of the Twin Cities Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVSI). He is active with the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law & National Security and serves on boards with FBI’s InfraGard Alliance and the Cyber Security Summit.
Defense Council, Truman National Security Project & Chairman, Robotics Alley
Chris Buse, CPA, CISA, CISSP
Assistant Commissioner/Chief Information Security Officer, MN.IT Services, State of MinnesotaChristopher Buse is the Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Minnesota. In this capacity, Christopher is responsible for designing and implementing the enterprise security architecture for state government. Christopher is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Christopher is active in many professional organizations and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. He also sits on the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) International Professional Influence and Advocacy Committee, and has held numerous Board of Director positions in the Minnesota Chapter. Christopher was awarded the 2008 Security Professional of the Year by the Information Systems Security Association's Minnesota Chapter.
CIO, City of MinneapolisOtto Doll was appointed the city of Minneapolis Chief Information Officer in February 2011. Formerly South Dakota's CIO for 15 years, Doll was responsible for all state government IT operations, radio and public broadcasting. Doll has advised Fortune 1000, federal, state and local government CIOs on IT assessment and alignment to business needs, and served as director with U.S. General Services Administration, developing IT strategic plans and oversight policy. Doll received his Bachelors in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and is a Senior Executive Fellow of Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Matthew Harmon, CISSP, GSEC, GCIH
Owner and Security Researcher, IT Risk LimitedMatthew is an executive advisor, security researcher, instructor and mentor, auditor, penetration tester, incident handler, security architect and security team builder as well as international standards developer. He has consulted and advocated for many Fortune, governmental, campaigns, and not-for-profit organizations and is familiar with the day-to-day challenges of businesses large and small. In addition to his role at his company, Matthew is also the President and Founder of the (ISC)2 Twin Cities Area Chapter, and sits on the board for the Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA) and Whittier Business Association.
Senior Vice President, CISO/Director of Operations Risk, Bremer BanksMike Johnson has worked in financial services for over 20 years, focusing on Security, Risk Management, Compliance, and IT issues. Mike has been with Bremer Bank, a $9 Billion regional financial services firm for 15 years, and is responsible for developing and overseeing Bremer's enterprise security and operations risk management program. Prior to Joining Bremer Mike was IT Director and Compliance Officer for Dean Financial Services in St. Paul, and spent 8 years as an FDIC Bank Examiner. Mike holds a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designation from ISACA and a Master of Science degree in Security Technologies from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering.
President/CEO, Saint Paul Area Chamber of CommerceMatt Kramer is President of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, the state’s oldest and largest local chamber. Prior to joining the Chamber, Matt served with Governor Tim Pawlenty as both his longest serving Chief of Staff and as Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development. Matt was previously Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Control Data Systems, which in 1999 was acquired by British Telecom.
Randy Maluchnik, MS
Carver County Commissioner, County of CarverCommissioner Maluchnik has a long history of advocating for members of our Armed Forces and veterans. Randy served as the Military and Veterans Liaison for Congressman David Minge, and as a Veterans Service Representative with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Commissioner Maluchnik is dedicated to providing the best federal, state, and county services possible for our members of the Armed Services, our veterans, and the families that make their service to our country possible.
Commissioner Maluchnik represents the third district on the Carver County Board which includes south of State Highway 5 in the city of Victoria and the western portion of Chaska. Randy was elected to the Carver County Board in 2006, and reelected in 2010 and 2012. Randy serves as County Board Liaison to a number of committees including the Carver County Community Development Authority, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Secretary of the Metropolitan Inter-County Association, Executive Committee Member of the Metropolitan Council's Transportation Advisory Board, Board Member of the Minnesota Transportation Alliance, and an active member of the Southwest Corridor Transportation Coalition. Commissioner Maluchnik is the immediate Past President of the Association of Minnesota Counties and participates at the national level with the National Association of County Officials (NACo) serving as Chairman of the Highway Safety Committee, Vice Chair of the Committee on Arts, and the Cyber Security Task Force. Commissioner Maluchnik is a graduate of the County Leadership Institute and the Minnesota Extension Leadership Program. Commissioner Maluchnik is an avid champion of local government with a tireless effort towards reducing unfunded mandates through local control and flexibility with agreed upon outcomes with our State and Federal government partners.
Commissioner Maluchnik holds a Masters Degree in Vocational Education from the University of North Dakota. Prior to being a Carver County Commissioner, Randy served on the Chaska City Council, Carver County Planning Commission and Carver County Parks Commission. Commissioner Maluchnik and his spouse Suzette have four adult children and five grandchildren who frequently beat him in foot races.
Vice President, Global Service Operations Leader, CargillAs the Global Service Operations Leader, Chad is responsible for overseeing the end-to-end operations including infrastructure, application operations, data and buisness intelligence, service introduction and release management, Technology Governance, Risk and Controls and production assurance. Chad joined Cargill in October 2008 as vice president of Technology Governance, Risk and Controls (TGRC). Chad was instrumental in forming and maturing this new organization. Under his leadership, the TGRC team has significantly improved Cargill’s risk and controls environment. He was responsible for establishing enterprise-wide risk and control strategy, policies, metrics, change management, and decision rights related to information technology security. In June 2011, Chad accepted the role of Global Infrastructure leader responsible for overseeing Cargill’s computing and communications equipment and associated operating software that form the foundation to support business applications, information systems and communication services.
Prior to Cargill, Chad was the global head of infrastructure security at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chad was responsible for operations, engineering, support, regulatory and business functions—including responsibility for mainframe, large mid-range, distributed, network, client and data protection. He managed staff and facilities in England, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Germany and Africa. Due to the success of his team, Network World Magazine named him one of the 50 most powerful people in networking in 2006, along with Bill Gates and Larry Ellison. He has also held multiple, senior technology risk and controls positions at Bank One, TEKsystems and CompuServe.
President, Intensity AnalyticsDave has over 20 years of experience in the technology and security industries and is currently President of Intensity Analytics, a software firm that specializes in developing innovative and industry leading solutions in security analytics and biometrics, fraud detection and productivity enhancement. Prior to his current role, Dave was CISO at Thomson Reuters for six years and held other senior-level security, technology architecture, engineering and operations roles. Dave holds a Masters degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology.
Vice President, Treasurer & Chief Investment Officer, Blue Cross and Blue ShieldJohn Orner is responsible for leading the treasury and investment operations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, including cash flow management, insurance and risk financing, investment portfolio management, and pension and 401(k) administration.
In a concurrent role in the Blues system, Orner is also President & Chief Investment Officer of Capital Asset Care, Inc., Blue Cross' wholly-owned registered investment advisory firm. Orner has also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of the Blues system’s Blue Healthcare Bank, an Office of Thrift Supervision licensed bank headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Orner joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota in 1989. Prior to Blue Cross, Orner worked for several investment banking firms in Minneapolis, leading initial public offering, fixed income trading and investment banking activities. Orner is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and has a bachelor degree.