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Joyce Brocaglia

Founder of the Executive Women's Forum and CEO of Alta Associates

For over three decades Joyce has dedicated her career to building world-class diverse teams and advancing women in Cybersecurity. In 1986 Joyce founded Alta Associates, the leading executive search firm specializing in cybersecurity and IT Risk. In 2002 she founded the EWF which today is the largest member organization serving emerging leaders as well as the most prominent and influential female executives in their field. Joyce is fiercely dedicated to increasing opportunity, access, and representation for all women of every race, religion, sexual orientation and seniority in our industry. Joyce’s reputation in the industry and extensive trusted network has enabled her to create influential and impactful relationships with Corporate leaders, Universities, and the Government to affect positive change for all cybersecurity professionals.  

Megan Brown

Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Wiley Rein partner Megan Brown works on technology and regulation, with a focus on cybersecurity, networks, and the internet of things.  She represents corporations and industries in complex regulatory proceedings and has helped shape agency rules, responded to FTC, FCC and Congressional investigations, She works with NIST and NTIA on policy and technical standards and helps major companies manage Cybersecurity risk.  Megan has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in technology law and received the National Law Journal’s Trailblazer award for cybersecurity. She is a Fellow at the National Security Institute, and she serves on the United States Chamber of Commerce’s Cyber Leadership Council, and served as Counsel to two Attorneys General of the United States.  Follow her on Twitter @megbrownlawyer for insights on cyber, tech, innovation and regulation. 

Ann Johnson

Vice President, Strategic, Enterprise & Cybersecurity, Microsoft

Ann Johnson leads the Enterprise & Cybersecurity organization at Microsoft, focused on leading global enterprises on their secure digital transformation. Ann has a background in cybersecurity, infrastructure and storage and is a frequent speaker on cybersecurity and diversity.

In previous roles Ann was CEO at Boundless and President and COO of Qualys, Inc. Prior to Qualys, Ann was Vice President of World Wide Sales/IPV and Global Accounts at RSA Security LLC, a subsidiary of EMC Corporation.

Ann is a graduate of Weber State University in Utah with dual major in political science and communications. She currently serves on the board of the Security Advisor Alliance and as Board Advisor to the biometric security firm HYPR.

Suzette Kent 

Federal CIO, U.S. Office of Management & Budget

Ms. Kent is an industry leader of large-scale business transformation using technology, for the world’s most complex organizations.  She most recently served as a principal at EY and has been a partner at Accenture, consulting president at Carreker Corporation and a Managing Director at JPMorgan.  

Although technology change has been at the core of her professional career, retooling the workforce and creating new opportunities for people has been an essential element of efforts that she has led.   She has served as an enterprise leader for organizational learning, diversity and inclusiveness, and career development at every organization in which she has worked.

Suzette is a frequent speaker in global industry forums, publisher of thought leadership pieces and holds patents in banking processes.

Dr. Catherine Lotrionte

Director of the CyberProject in the School of Foreign Service and Visiting Assistant Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Dr. Catherine Lotrionte is the Director of the CyberProject in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she teaches and writes on international and national security law, international affairs and technology.  At Georgetown she founded the CyberProject in 2008, focusing on the role of international and domestic law in recent and emerging developments in the proliferation of weapons, technology and threats.   

In 2002 she was appointed by General Brent Scowcroft as Counsel to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board at the White House, a position she held until 2006. In 2002 she served as a legal counsel for the Joint Inquiry Committee of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, investigating the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Prior to that, Professor Lotrionte was Assistant General Counsel with the Office of General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency, where she provided legal advice relating to foreign intelligence and counterintelligence activities, international terrorism, espionage and information warfare. Before working in the Office of General Counsel, she served in the U.S. Department of Justice. She is an internationally recognized expert on international law and cyber conflict. 

Jeanette Manfra

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications

Jeanette Manfra serves as the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C). She is the chief cybersecurity official for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and supports its mission of
strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure.

Prior to this position, Ms. Manfra served as Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Director for Strategy, Policy, and Plans for the NPPD.

Previously, Ms. Manfra served as Senior Counselor for Cybersecurity to the Secretary of Homeland Security and Director for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity on the National Security Council staff at the White House.

At DHS, she held multiple positions in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, including advisor for the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications and Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Communications, during which time she led the Department’s efforts in establishing the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.

Before joining DHS, Jeanette served in the U.S. Army as a communications specialist and a
Military Intelligence Officer.

Angela Messer

Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Angela Messer is an Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) for Booz Allen Hamilton.  Before being named CTO in April 2018, she led the company’s Cyber capability, guiding teams of cyber forensics engineers, data scientists, and threat intelligence experts who focus on cyber malware, cyber next gen operations and incident response. Angie also led the Firm’s Army business, which is a global, multi-functional business in the defense and intelligence sector. Prior to joining the company, she was a U.S. Army officer, managed two major commercial businesses and launched a startup software development company.  She earned a B.S.in engineering management from West Point Military Academy and an M.S. in management from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Stacy Mill 

CISO, Spirit Aero Systems

As CISO and VP, Global Compliance, of Spirit AeroSystems, Stacy leads global compliance and cybersecurity strategy and teams. Her passion for protecting the company’s digital assets bridges, security architecture, vulnerability management, information governance, compliance initiatives as well as information assurance.  Collaborating with her business partners, Stacy ensures information risk and compliance is understood, mitigated and controlled to business acceptable levels through building trust and awareness at all levels of the organization.

In her 30+ year career, she has developed many teams across several industries.  At KAR, an auction corporation which operates a complete auction solution throughout North America and UK, she built the business continuity, disaster recovery, security architecture, security operations, information risk and compliance strategy and teams. At Yum, Stacy built a dynamic international team to address all aspects of information security across Yum Brands, Inc. spanning 120 countries.  These brands included Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.  Under her strategic leadership, Yum Brands achieved global PCI/SOX/HIPAA/Safe Harbor compliance, built out underlying security infrastructures and kept ahead of the myriad of US and international data and privacy laws. Stacy started in security as Humana Military’s Chief Security Officer after holding numerous positions in her 17-year career in IT at Humana Inc.  She worked closely with the Department of Defense as a member of the Information Assurance Work Group (IAWG) in support of the Tricare Management Agency and DITSCAP/DIACAP initiatives.  Her tenured career also includes VP of Engineering for Darwin Networks, Inc.

Boyden Rohner

Deputy Director for Operations for the National Cyber and Communications

Integration Center (NCCIC), 

Office of Cybersecurity and Communications

Boyden is the Deputy Director for Operations for the National Cyber and Communications Integration Center.  Previously Boyden oversaw the Department of Homeland Security’s Enterprise Security Operations Center.  Additionally, Boyden has worked at the National Security Council Staff in direct support of the President of the United States and the National and Homeland Security Advisors.  Boyden also managed the production of the daily intelligence and operations brief for three Homeland Security Secretaries.  Before joining the Department of Homeland Security Boyden served on three destroyers as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy and deployed to the Middle East in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.  Boyden holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy, a Masters of Public Administration from American University, and a certificate in Executive Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School. 

Vice Admiral Jan Tighe

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence, United States Navy

Vice Admiral Jan Tighe serves as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and as the 66th Director of Naval Intelligence. Previously, she served as the Commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. 10th Fleet where she was the first woman to command a numbered Fleet.  A career cryptologist, she is a graduate of the Naval Academy and has both a doctorate and master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School.