Innovate, Inspire, Protect, Perform

October 4, 2022 | Dallas, TX

Facilitators Include:

Aravind KashyapChief Information Officer
Balfour & Co
Aravind Kashyap is a Senior IT leader leading digital engineering function with focus on organization growth and financial discipline. Aravind has over 25 years of executive leadership experience in the technology function with special expertise in Consumer goods, Beverage, Distribution, Retail, High end fashion, Personal care, and Healthcare industries. As the CIO of Balfour & Co, Aravind leads the digital engineering function with responsibility to create a Secure, Lean, Engaging and Transformative IT organization to support company’s growth. Aravind leads IT and Security function for Balfour & Co fostering innovation, prioritizing spends, leading business-IT strategy and executing digital transformation program.
Patrick Benoit, VP, Global Cyber Governance, Risk & Compliance/Business Information Security Officer
Patrick is the Global Head of Cyber Governance, Risk, and Compliance / Business Information Security Officer for CBRE. He was formerly the Deputy CISO for Cheetah Digital. He has been an Executive Business Partner at Experian; a Customer Delivery Executive and Service Delivery Leader at Dell; and owned a technology consulting company. He is a highly effective Business Leader with a mastery of Technology and Security. He is also a Writer, Speaker, and a continuous Mentor/Advisor and Learner.

He has demonstrated repeated success guiding business strategy to achieve maximum positive business impacts with minimum resource expenditures. Talented at building and launching global technology and security programs, grooming high-performing teams across all domains, plus guiding the digital transformation, enhancing the digital customer experience, driving, and enhancing revenue using technology and reducing risk to the business. A skilled executive leader, presenter, negotiator, and businessperson, able to forge solid relationships with strategic partners and build consensus across multiple organizational levels.

Satish KalalaChief Technology Officer
Architectural Surfaces

Satish has more than 20 years of experience in driving rapid growth using technology. He is currently CTO at Architectural Surfaces, a leading national distributor of Stone products. He previously served as Founder and Managing Partner of A5 Ventures, a growth advisory, and tech ventures incubation firm. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President for Innovation for Simon Group Holdings where he was instrumental in creating several successful technology startups. He also worked with Deloitte Consulting where he provided M&A advisory services for several mega global deals.

Satish holds an M.B.A. in general management and corporate strategy from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from SVU College of Engineering, in India. Satish is active in philanthropy through his KR Global Foundation and enjoys Michigan Wolverines football and basketball.

John HenthorneSenior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
DeGolyer and MacNaughton
John A. Henthorne is Senior VP and CIO of DeGolyer and MacNaughton (D&M). As a member of the company Leadership team and Board of Directors at D&M, a global oil and gas consulting company, lead all aspects of the global IT function. Partner across business lines to ensure business-focused IT services are in place to deliver high-value and quality services to our clients. He joined D&M in 2018.

Prior to joining D&M, Henthorne has 25+ years of IT Leadership experience in the energy industry. He worked as the Manager of IT Strategy & Planning for Phillips 66 where he was responsible for IT strategy, innovation, enterprise architecture, long-range planning, staffing, and the program management office. He has driven change programs and has successfully navigated major acquisitions, dispositions, and spin-offs.  He held senior IT leadership roles with ConocoPhillips in the US and the UK.

Henthorne graduated from Texas A&M University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Christopher RussellChief Information Security Officer
Christopher Russell is the Chief Information Security Officer for tZERO Group, Inc. He has a Masters Degree in Cybersecurity and just started his Ph.D. in Cybersecurity focusing on blockchain security. Chris is also an ambassador for the AppSec vendor Snyk and an advisor for the VC Firm Nightdragon. Additionally, he is a combat Veteran of the US Army, where he was a human intelligence (HUMINT) collector who graduated from the Defense Language Institute, for Arabic.

Bob Reny, Chief Technology Officer

Bob Reny is a recent addition to the CTO team at Exabeam. His 27 years of experience in information technology starting in systems administration and security in the US Air Force. This started a path for all things security, focusing on computers and networks. Bob has done network security design, firewall architecture, IPS deployment, network access control, and endpoint security architecture. Large program security includes zero trust, Operational Architecture safety/security. His expertise has supported customer organizations public and private. This covers scaling for many large federal agencies, and global 1000 companies in many business verticals across finance, utilities, service, and technology.  Bob has been a CISSP for the past almost 22 years and continues to help organizations evaluate the broad security policy to streamline Security Operations Center activities. This includes improving cross-functional processes for change management, incident response, event escalation, and response.

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