Rewire, Reinvent, Simplify, Secure

September 15, 2020 | Minneapolis, MN


Jim BradyInterim Vice President Information Security and Infrastructure, and Chief Information Security Officer
M Health Fairview

Jim Brady is the Vice President of Infrastructure, Operations, and Information Security, and is the Chief Information Security Officer for M Health Fairview. Before joining M Health Fairview, Jim was the Chief Information Officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), the second-largest municipal health system in the nation with an integrated system of 19 health centers and four hospitals. DHS annually cares for about 750,000 unique patients, employs over 39,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of $6 billion. James was previously the CIO at Kaiser Permanente Orange County and the CTO and CISO at Hawaii Health Systems. James holds 7 security certifications and a Ph.D. from the Nova Southeastern University Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences.

Riaz Yusuff, Chief Information Officer | OHR
University of Minnesota

Riaz Yusuff is a Chief Information Officer of OHR at the University of Minnesota. Riaz started his career as a developer and played various roles including project manager, IT manager, and IT director. Before the University of Minnesota, Riaz worked at Capella University and Computer Science Corporation.

During his 19 years of IT experience, Riaz implemented several on-premise and cloud applications. With his dual master’s degree in IT and Business Administration, combined with broad IT experience, Riaz developed strong business acumen and skill to align IT’s culture to business culture.

Micheal Hermanson, Chief Information Officer
Smiths Medical

Micheal Hermanson is an accomplished technology leader with a strong track record of engaging global teams to successfully deliver innovative, well-controlled, and life-changing technology solutions. He is a people-focused IT executive with extensive experience in successfully leading complex rollouts at some of the Twin Cities most prestigious companies across varied industries. Currently, he works in the medical device industry leading the IT function at Smith’s Medical, and has previous experience in financial services at GMAC, consumer foods with General Mills, and agriculture with Cargill. Micheal received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and his MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School. When logged off, he and his wife enjoy spending time outside with their two teenagers and a rambunctious golden doodle.

Bao-Ha D. Bui, Vice President, Information Technology
Sign Zone, Inc.

Bao-Ha brings more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare, manu¬facturing, and service industry. She is passionate about aligning technology advancement with business goals to drive innovative growth, as well as lever¬aging digital transformation for organization continuous improvement. She has a track record of building global, multi-cultural, cross-function teams that deliver and exceed expectation.

Bao-Ha is an active board member of the Consortium for Women Leaders in Public Service (CWLPS).

Otto Doll, Board Member, State CIO Council
Ridge-Lane Limited Partners

Mr. Doll serves on the State CIO Council at RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners. As the former City of Minneapolis CIO, Mr. Doll was responsible for all City IT services. Formerly South Dakota’s CIO for 15 years with responsibility for all state government computing, telecommunications, state radio, and public broadcasting. He is a past President of NASCIO, a national organization of state CIOs, and a past President of MIX, a national organization of city and county CIOs. Mr. Doll named to Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers.

Connor Lind, Regional Manager

Connor Lind is a Regional Manager at Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. At Darktrace, Connor works with leading organizations in a range of industries to deploy and operationalize cutting edge technologies. During Connor’s tenure at Darktrace, the company has grown to over 4000 customers and has been the recipient of numerous achievements, including Forbes Cloud and CNBC Disruptor 50. Connor holds a bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University and is based in Darktrace’s Chicago office.

Joe Searcy, Chief Security Officer, HIPAA Security Officer
Element3 Health

Joe Searcy is the Chief Security Officer & HIPAA Security Officer for Element3 Health in Denver, CO. He is responsible for all aspects of information and corporate security for the company. With over 20 years of diverse experience in information security management, network security, and system administration/engineering within both the Department of Defense (DoD) and the healthcare industry. Joe brings tremendous technical leadership, diverse knowledge, and operational expertise. Joe also operates a consulting company part-time with his wife and provides vCISO and consulting services to a small handful of clients.

Joe is also a US Army veteran and is the founder/president of the Joint Forces Veterans Alliance, a 501(c)(19) veteran nonprofit charitable organization, focusing on improving the health and well-being of veterans through recreational and educational activities.

Felix Kyei Asare, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Allianz Technology

Felix Kyei Asare the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for Allianz Technology. His focus areas are IT Security Governance and Risk areas making up the Assurance Function (CISO), Security framework Governance Policies, standards, guidelines, and functional rules, Security Training & Awareness Program, Data Privacy, and Security Remediation Projects.

Felix has worked as a security expert in organizations ranging from finance, health, insurance, and media for over 13 years. He has spoken at several security events and conferences and mentors many students in cybersecurity. Felix holds a master’s degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Valley City State University. Also, he has industry certifications such as; Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner (AWS CP), VMware Datacenter Virtualization Associate (VCP5-VCA), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).

Kris Boike, Senior Manager, Information Security Governance, Risk Compliance
Toppan Merrill Corporation

Kris Boike is Senior Manager of Governance, Risk, and Compliance at Toppan Merrill. She is a 20+ year information security veteran specializing in governance, risk and compliance, complex networks, and security systems in financial services, banking, retail, and higher education.

Kris previously held leadership positions at Minnesota State – North Hennepin Community College, Wells Fargo, Target, and American Express.

Kris received her MBA from Cardinal Stritch University and B.A. from St. Cloud State University. Kris is a certified information security professional (CISSP), certified cloud security professional (CCSP), IT Service Management-Infrastructure Library (ITIL), and Payment Card Industry (PCI).

Tony Lusiba, Chief Information Officer
Evo3 Marketing

Strategic Information and Technology professional who excels at finding innovative ways of generating value and digitally transforming businesses. Experienced in a broad set of technology operations, business services, and customized solutions. Tony emphasizes Data Privacy and Data Security to protect company, vendor, and customer information. Using real-time analytics, he enables timely business decisions to drive improved profitability and sales growth. Promotes information governance to safeguard intellectual property and virtualization for better business continuity and disaster recovery.

Masaood Yunus, Senior Manager | Enterprise Architect

Masaood Yunus is a cross-industry global business technology transformation leader and startup advisor. Masaood’s strategy and execution expertise include mergers and acquisitions, digital transformation, and lean innovation management with a specific focus on emerging technologies.

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