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  • STARTFeb 28th - 7:00am

  • ENDFeb 28th - 6:00pm

  • VENUEGeorge R. Brown Convention Center


Houston Cyber Summit

The World Affairs Council of Austin, a state partner with Cyber Houston and the Energy Conference Network, is pleased to present the Second Annual Houston Cyber Summit.   This cyber security conference features industry experts and opportunities to network with over 200 business professionals.

World Affairs Council of Austin members receive a $50 registration discount.  Click here and become a member today.

This event will be held in Houston.


  • Registration and Breakfast

    7:00am – 8:10am Feb 28

    Opening Remarks

    8:10am – 8:40am Feb 28
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    Umesh Verma
    President & CEO, BLUE LANCE

    Keynote Speaker

    8:40am – 9:10am Feb 28

    Live Hack Demonstration

    9:40am – 10:40am Feb 28
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    Jon Villanti
    VP, Information Security Officer, Allegiance Bank

    Panel 1: Legal & Risk Mitigation

    11:10am – 12:10pm Feb 28
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    Elizabeth Rogers
    Shareholder, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Crisis Management, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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    Mark Goldberg
    Vice President of Public Affairs, Houston First Corporation
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    Angela Haun
    Special Agent & Coordinator , InfraGard, Federal Bureau of Investigation
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    Mary Dickerson
    Assistant Vice President, Assistant Vice Chancellor, IT Security, University of Houston
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    Nick Economidis
    Underwriter, Beazley
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    Jason Ritchie
    Assistant Vice President-Bank Administration, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch
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    Paul Farrell
    Founder and CEO, Nehemiah Security


    12:10pm – 1:15pm Feb 28
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    Gina Luna
    CEO, Luna Strategies, LLC.
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    Amanda Edwards
    At-Large Position 4, Houston City Council
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    Pierluigi Stella
    CTO, Network Box USA, Inc.
    Dick Williams
    Interim President and CEO, Houston Exponential
    Moderator: Jesse Carrillo
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    Mel Nevarez
    Manager Identity and Access Management and Compliance, CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
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    Jesse Carrillo
    Senior Vice President & CIO, Hines
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    Phil Beckett
    Chief Expansion Technology Officer , HASA
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    Peter Thomas
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    Andy Sawyer
    Director of Security, Locke Lord


    Moderator: Mary Dickerson
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    Gary Spurger
    Manager, High Tech Crime Unit, Harris County Sheriff’s Office
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    Lenny Schad
    Chief Information Officer, Houston Independent School District
    Jack Hanagriff
    Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, City of Houston
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    Mary Dickerson
    Assistant Vice President, Assistant Vice Chancellor, IT Security, University of Houston
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    Brian Wilson
    Vice President, Citi
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    Dr. Doug Rowlett
    Dean , HCC Digital & Information Technology Center
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    Daniel Ragsdale
    Founding Director, Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center
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    Stan Napper
    Founding Dean of Engineering, Houston Baptist University
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    Tom Winn
    Interim Director – MSM Program, University of Houston-Downtown Marilyn Davies College of Business
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    Louanne Harvey
    CTE Chair, Digital Forensic Science/Cyber Security, Eastwood Academy High School, Houston Independent School District
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    Arthur Conklin
    Associate Professor, University of Houston


February 28, 2018
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX, 77010, United States.
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