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Virtual Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) Regional Event from Milwaukee hosted by Northwestern Mutual

9/17/2020

When: Thursday September 17th, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT
Where: Hosted Virtually
  
United States
Contact:
info@ewf-usa.com

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Northwestern Mutual is hosting a Virtual Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) Regional Event
from Milwaukee, WI

When: Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST

Where: Virtually

EWF members and non-members are welcome to attend this event. Ideal for those who hold senior level risk and compliance positions in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and higher education institutions. This is a great opportunity to meet and interact with other EWF alumni.

 

1:00 PM - Opening Remarks and Welcome

Jennifer Steffen, Sr. Director IDAM Engineering, Infrastructure & Cloud Services, Northwestern Mutual

Lynn Terwoerds, Executive Director, Executive Women’s Forum

 
1:15 PM - Metrics that Can Help Achieve Workplace Diversity
Julie Ragland, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Navistar Inc

Introduction by Julie Pollak, Risk Management Consultant and Product Owner, Northwestern Mutual

 
2:05 PM - Overdue Shift to People Centric Security
Lucia Milica, Global Resident Chief Information Security Officer, Proofpoint

Introduction by Sameria Overton, Marketing Materials Compliance Sr. Specialist, Northwestern Mutual

 
2:45 PM - Security During COVID
Ray Zellmer, VP, Enterprise Information Risk and Cybersecurity Strategy and Operations, Northwestern Mutual

Introduced by Jennifer Steffen, Sr. Director IDAM Engineering, Infrastructure & Cloud Services, Northwestern Mutual

3:20 PM - Break

Announcement by Doris Dix, Senior Risk Engineer, Northwestern Mutual


3:25 PM - CISO Panel: Security Concerns and Threats of 2020 
Facilitated by Lisa Brzycki, VP, Enterprise Information Risk and Cybersecurity Strategy and Operations, Northwestern Mutual
Panelists:
Sydney Klein, Chief Information Security Officer, Bristol Myers Squibb
  Patti Titus, Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer, Markel Corporation
Betsy Wille, Chief Information Security Officer, Abbott 

 

4:25 PM - Closing Remarks

Ray Zellmer, VP, Enterprise Information Risk and Cybersecurity Strategy and Operations, Northwestern Mutual
 

 

This regional meeting will provide 4 CPEs.

 

About Our Speakers: 


Julie Ragland, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Navistar Inc 

  • Joined Navistar in September 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • Julie is responsible for delivery of all IT strategy and operations as well as Navistar’s OnCommand Connection solution – the Navistar connected vehicle capability.
  • Key skills and capabilities: IT Strategy Development and Deployment, Organizational Design and Development, Accelerated Delivery Models, and Multi-cultural Team Development
  • Other responsibilities: 2016 – present, Board chair for Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee; 2016 – present, member of Advisory Board to United Way’s IT United committee; 2017 – present, member of Advisory Board for i.c.stars Milwaukee
  • Prior to Navistar, Julie spent 15 years at Johnson Controls/Adient and 15 years in consulting with Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Her focus has primarily been on the delivery of enterprise applications for large multi-national manufacturing companies.
  • Julie has held 2 expat positions:
  • 2007-2010: Regional IT Director, Middle East for Johnson Controls. Located in Dubai, UAE
  • 1997-2001: Sr. Manager for Ernst & Young. Located in London, UK
  • Education & Accreditation:
  • BS in Accounting - University of Minnesota, Carlson School
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Wisconsin (inactive)
  • Graduate of Johnson Controls XLP IV

 

Sydney Klein, Chief Information Security Officer, Bristol Myers Squibb

Sydney Klein serves as Chief Information Security Officer for Bristol Myers Squibb, a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. In addition to this role, she is a member of the CEO’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, the executive sponsor of the IT Diversity and Inclusion Council, and the executive sponsor for the local LGBTA People and Business Resource Group chapter.

Sydney has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. Prior to joining Bristol Myers Squibb, she served as Vice President of Cyber at Capital One Financial where she led programs including Line of Business Information Security Officers, Information Assurance Third-Party Management, Application Security, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, and Cyber Incident Management.

Sydney received her B.S. in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University with a double concentration in Information Knowledge Management and Health Systems. She holds the
Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification.

 

Patti Titus, Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer, Markel Corporation

Patricia Titus is the Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer at Markel Corporation. Ms. Titus joined Markel Corporation in January 2016 as the Chief Information

Security Officer and added Chief Privacy Officer in January 2017 with responsibility for ensuring the security and privacy of Markel’s information assets and the protection of customer information. Previously, Ms. Titus was the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Freddie Mac, Symantec, Unisys Corporation and the Transportation Security Administration within the Department of Homeland Security. She was focused on transforming, implementing and maintaining robust IT security programs.

Ms. Titus serves on the Board of Directors for Normshield a trusted Security Rating Services Company and Girl Scouts for the Commonwealth of Virginia which builds girls of courage, confidence, and character. She also serves on the Executive Advisory Boards for Forcepoint and Expel.IO cyber security companies. Ms. Titus is also an Advisory for YL Ventures. She is a Distinguished Fellow at the Ponemon Institute and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Executive Women's Forum. Ms. Titus also worked and lived overseas for several years in various positions within the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. State Department and various private sector firms. She has more than 25 years of security management experience.

 

 

 

Betsy Wille, Chief Information Security Officer, Abbott 

Betsy Wille joined Abbott in March 2019 as Divisional Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. In this role, she is responsible for establishing and managing the enterprise vision, strategy and program to ensure the company’s information assets and technologies are adequately protected.

Prior to joining Abbott, Betsy was the Deputy CISO and Director of Cybersecurity Operations at TIAA, a financial services firm, where she managed a global team responsible for identifying and responding to security threats that could have material impact on the company. In this role she also managed enterprise-wide identity & access management, vulnerability management and data loss prevention services. Prior to that role, Betsy was the Director of IT Risk Management and the Office of Cybersecurity. Betsy joined TIAA after 14 years at JPMorgan Chase where she held numerous roles in Cybersecurity both at the enterprise and business-aligned technology levels. Some of the roles she held were Head of Global Security Operations, IT Risk Practice Development, and Global Service Manager of Identity & Access Management.

Betsy holds a B.S. in Business Administration, Information Systems from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Outside of work Betsy is a new mom to an inquisitive 1 1/2-year old daughter, welcomed in to the family through adoption. She is also an avid runner, having completed 14 marathons, and serves on the Advisory Board of a Chicago Nonprofit, Youth Guidance, that provides school-based services for over 14,000 at-risk youth in Chicago.

 

Lucia Milica, Global Resident CISO, Proofpoint

Lucia Milică currently serves as Global Resident Chief Information Security Officer at Proofpoint. She is a senior technology leader with extensive technical and business experience. In her previous role, Lucia was the VP, Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Privacy Officer for Polycom, responsible for all aspects of data privacy and information security. Previously she held leadership and technical roles in IT governance & strategy, security risk and compliance, corporate and product security, data privacy, and IT infrastructure at companies including Polycom, HP, Palm, Wells Fargo, Franklin Templeton. Lucia also serves as an advisory board member for several organizations and holds a Master in Business Administration and Juris Doctorate, in addition to pursuing a Master of Science in Information and Cybersecurity from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

 

 

 

 

Ray Zellmer, VP, Enterprise Information Risk and Cybersecurity Strategy and Operations, Northwestern Mutual

Ray Zellmer is Vice President Information Risk Management, a role he assumed on March 15, 2018. In this role Ray is responsible for leading teams that articulate and advance Northwestern Mutual’s Information Protection Program. This program is key to protecting and maintaining client and regulatory/rating agency trust.

Ray joined Northwestern Mutual in March of 2003 in Enterprise Risk Assurance as an Audit Consultant. In 2004 he became a director of Enterprise Risk Assurance, with responsibility for the team that conducted risk assurance engagements in information technology. He also has had responsibility for the team that conducted risk assurance engagements for Insurance Operations and Agency, the company’s Fraud Risk Assessment and led the team that completed Northwestern Mutual’s Enterprise Risk Assessment. Ray then moved to Disability Income, where he was responsible for the teams that analyze new and continuing DI claims; and conduct various investigations and due diligence reviews for the company.

In 2015, he spent six months at the Iodice Network Office, where he worked closely with financial representatives and Field leadership on projects related to leadership development, financial representative productivity, teaming models, and people management for network office staff.

Upon returning from his field rotation he assumed a position as head of the Planning and Resource Management department in the technology organization (CDX) at Northwestern Mutual. As head of the department he helps the CDX function by providing financial and workforce management, disaster recovery, workforce learning, and strategic planning expertise. Ray’s organization led the digital transformation of the technology organization aligning with the company’s strategy of being at the center of the client’s financial lives.

Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Ray worked for Arthur Andersen and subsequently Protiviti in the Technology Risk Consulting practice. While at these firms he served as a specialist for information security, intrusion detection, and incident response.

Ray obtained his BA in Accounting from Concordia University, graduating summa cum laude in 1998. He has served as a board member for the Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation and a member of Concordia University’s Advisory Council for the School of Business and Legal Studies. He and his wife, Natalie, have two daughters, Bella and Alyssa. 


 
 

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