Global Cyber Security Initiative

Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI) Conference 2023

DATE AND TIME: Tue, April 11, 2023, 8:45 AM – 6:00 PM CST

LOCATION: Chicago – Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
565 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661-3691


8:45 – 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks – Raj Echambadi, President, IIT

9:00 – 9:50 am Distinguished Speaker – Betsy Ziegler, CEO, 1871

9:50 – 10:30 am CISO Panel – Cybersecurity compliance

Moderator: Ray Trygstad, Assoc Chair, Industry Prof of Information Technology & Management, IIT


Bruce Coffing, CISO, City of Chicago

Elizabeth Ogunti, CISO, JBT Corp

Charles “Chuck” Ruehling, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Cook County, Illinois

Prof. Richard Warner, Faculty Director, Center for Law and Computers, Chicago Kent College of Law

10:30 – 10:45 am Break

10:45 – 11:10 am Distinguished Speaker – Walter Lefmann, Director of Security, Chicago Trading

11:10 – 11:50 am Panel on Cybersecurity for highly regulated areas Healthcare, Fintech and Insurance

Moderator: Dr. John Johnson, Founder/President/CISO, Docent Institute


Tellis Williams, CISO, The Dream Exchange

Pam Nigro, VP, Security, Medecision

Fred Kwong, CISO, DeVry University

David Ogbolumani, Legal Counsel, Chief CyberSecurity & Information Privacy Officer, The Rubicon CyberSecurity Group LLC

Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 – 1:25 pm Distinguished Speaker

1:25 – 2:05 pm Panel AI in Cybersecurity

Moderator: Laszlo Gonc, CEO of Next Era Transformation Group


Victor Hsiang, CISO, GATX

Kevin McDermott, CTO, CookCounty Clerk Office

Dr. Calvin Nobles, Chair, Department of Information Technology and Management, IIT

2:05 – 2:20 pm Break

2:20 – 2:45 pm Distinguished Speaker – Liad Wagman, Dean, Illinois Tech Stuart School of Business

2:45 – 3:10 pm Distinguished Speaker – Edward Marchewka, DBA, CIO, PryorHealth

3:10 – 3:25 pm Break

3:25 – 4:05 pm CxO Panel on Cyber Resilience

Moderator: Sean T. O’Kelly, CEO, Meetings & Events International


Kate Kuehn, Chief Trust Officer – Aon Cyber Solutions

Dan Manley, CISO, CME

Daniel A. Mayer, Chief Information Security Officer at Morningstar

Richard Rushing, CISO at Motorola Mobility

4:05 – 4:30 pm Distinguished Speaker

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