CIO & CISO STRATEGY MEETING
Innovate, Inspire, Protect, Perform
May 24, 2022 | Houston, TX
Ethan Pack, Vice President, Enterprise Architecture | Enterprise Architecture & Solutions Delivery
Texas Dow Employees Credit Union
Ethan Pack is the Vice President of Enterprise Architecture at TDECU and brings over two decades of experience as a business-technology leader. The majority of Ethan’s career has been in the financial services industry working with firms such as Bisys and Stewart Title before joining TDECU in 2017. At TDECU, the largest credit union in the greater Houston metropolitan area, Ethan heads enterprise architecture, enterprise integration, software development, and data engineering with the mission of evolving the organization’s operating model into a unified digital business platform for best-in-class Member service. He has written for various print and online publications and is regarded as a leading voice in enterprise architecture, digitalization, and the importance of culture, people—-and fearlessness-—for success in digital transformation.
Zafar Kamal, Chief Technology Officer
OFI Testing Equipment, Inc.
Zafar Kamal is the Chief Technology Officer at OFI Testing Equipment. He leads innovation to develop sensors in support of automation, manufacturing, and risk mitigation.
His career is built on global leadership in growth and commercialization. Prior to OFI, Zafar founded an advisory practice, B2XL LLC – preceded by senior leadership roles at BP, GE, ThermoFisher Scientific, and ABB, management consulting, and applied Artificial Intelligence engineering.
He holds a BS and MS in Engineering and a Doctorate in Operations Research, with a concentration in Applied AI and Systems Design, from the University of Houston. With over 30 publications.
Jenifer Jarriel, President & CEO
DePelchin Children’s Center
Jenifer Jarriel has been the the President and CEO of DePelchin Children’s Center since 2012. DePelchin, is a nonprofit organization that provides an integrated approach to caring for children through prevention, foster care, adoption services, and residential care programs. She oversees four Texas offices located in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Lubbock. Prior to Jenifer’s position at DePelchin Children’s Center, she served as Chief Information Officer in Academic Medical Centers within the Texas Medical Center. She has held numerous Board leadership positions in technology-related professional organizations, and she holds an undergraduate degree from University of Houston Central Campus and an MBA from Houston Baptist University. Jenifer devotes her time and talent to other organizations in Houston and the State of Texas. She serves on the Board for the Texas Alliance for Child and Family Services (TACFS) and is Chair of its Center Board. She also Co-Chairs the PPP, Public Private partnership, a State appointed committee focused on increasing the effectiveness of State child welfare services through community based care. In 2021, she was appointed to a three-year term by the governor to be a member of the Texas Non-Profit Council.
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.