The AI evolution into security and risk has been evolving. Initially referred to as Artificial Intelligence, AI is now better referred to as Augmented Intelligence. This session will briefly review where AI and Machine Learning have made their most significant impact on cybersecurity, aspects of election security, cost statistics from a recent Ponemon institute study, the future of AI, and how its growing pains are being addressed in bias and trust.
Global Head of Google Developer Community Programs
Developer Relations, Google
Over the last 16 years at Google, Erica has worked in sales, sales operations, and engineering while also living in different cities/countries (San Francisco, London, Singapore, New York). She manages the team that runs Google’s developer community programs including Google Developer Groups and Google Developer Student Clubs. She previously built and led the Google Developer Student Clubs program for five years, which is a community program through which students learn Google technologies and work on projects that solve local problems. There are 1,900+ clubs on university campuses in over 110 countries, reaching about 1.2M students per year. Students participate in the annual Solution Challenge project competition through which they solve for the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals using Google technology.
Erica is passionate about communities — she has led community programs for Google in Southeast Asia and globally. Outside of work, she co-founded Geek Girl Meetup Singapore, a community for women in tech.
Erica graduated from Stanford University in 2006, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Communications.
Senior VP of Corporate Strategy & CIO
Thomas Phelps IV is the CIO and SVP of Corporate Strategy for Laserfiche, a global provider of content services and process automation software. He leads the Business Innovation and Technology organization, which includes ITS, Business Transformation Office, Product & Customer Support, and GRC departments—along with data analytics, strategic alliances and analyst relations. Laserfiche was named as a Visionary in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Content Services platform and Customers’ Choice in the 2022 Gartner Peer Insights Voice of the Customer: Content Services Platforms.
Previously, Thomas was PwC’s national entertainment and media champion for cybersecurity. He led the innovation of content security practices used worldwide by the motion picture industry. Prior to PwC, Thomas was part of three new business initiatives at Motorola, including the start-up Internet Software Products Division. He was an Adjunct Professor for the Master in Accounting with Data and Analytics (MAcc D+A) program at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.
Thomas is a founding member and past-president of Ascend Los Angeles Metro. He is the Executive Chair of Innovate@UCLA. He is on the CSU Long Beach 49er Foundation Board, which is responsible for the stewardship of the University’s endowment, alumni association and others. Thomas serves on the board of directors for STEM Advantage and Southern California, Society for Information Management. He is a board advisor to Advancing Women in Technology and a past-president of ISACA Los Angeles. He has co-authored/contributed to five books, including publications by PwC, ISACA and CRC Press, and was cited in The Robotic Process Automation Handbook by Tom Taulli. Thomas has been published or quoted in many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Business Journal “Who’s Who in Tech 2021”, along with Forbes, The Economist, The Enterprisers, CIO.com, IDG Connect, Tech Target, and others.
Mary Wang, CISSP, CEH
Software Engineering Manager
Northrop Grumman Space Systems
Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu SoCal Chapter Operations Lead
Ms. Mary Wang is a software engineering manager at Northrop Grumman Space Systems. She has over 20 years of software engineering and cybersecurity experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Master’s in Business Administration. Her certifications include an ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and CompTIA Security+. She is the winner of the 2019 Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) President’s Award. She is also the WSC Southern California Chapter Operations Lead.
Ms. Wang has given multiple software engineering presentations at technical symposiums and cybersecurity presentations at local security organizations and conferences. She is an active member of OWASP Los Angeles, OWASP Orange County, ISSA Los Angeles, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Los Angeles, South Bay Web App Security Project (SBWASP) and Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) organizations.
She likes nature, travel and working out in a gym.
Carol K. Gonzales, Ph.D
AVP IT Security & Compliance / CISO
Cal Poly Pomona
Carol Gonzales currently serves as Cal Poly Pomona’s AVP for IT Security & Compliance and Chief Information Security Officer. She has over 30 years of experience in cybersecurity, audit, project management, and IT service operations within government, higher education, and financial service sectors. At Cal Poly Pomona, Carol is responsible for the information security and compliance management strategy and programs including the adoption of campus IT policies and procedures, IT auditing and risk management projects, as well as accessible technology and services for persons with disabilities. Carol also serves as an adjunct professor for Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Business Computer Information Systems department.
Carol is an active member of ISACA since 1996 and currently serves as the Los Angeles Chapter’s Vice President. She has also facilitated and presented at the ISACA LA Spring Conference and CISA review sessions.
Carol has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in IS Auditing from Cal Poly Pomona. She earned her doctorate from Claremont Graduate University in Information Systems and Technology. Carol is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), and has the ITILv3 (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) certification.
Date: Tuesday, January 10th, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM PDT
CPE: 1 CPE
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