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Subject Matter Experts Blog

The Executive Women’s Forum is proud to be composed of eclectic subject matter experts and passionate, accomplished leaders who are anxious to share their insights! Our community members provide their wisdom around a variety of personal and professional topics to broaden your knowledge and expand your potential.


Our Contributors include...


Kristin Lowery, Associate Vice President, IT Platform Engineering, Nationwide

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Kristin has over 19 years experience in the information technology field. Kristin joined Nationwide as an IT architect and progressively moved her way up to Senior Solutions Architect, Director of IT Architecture, Information Risk Management AVP, and most recently moving to Infrastructure and Operations to lead Platform Engineering to provide secure Private Cloud solutions to Nationwide's members. Kristin has been with Nationwide for 10 years and worked for both NCR and MCI UUNet (now Verizon business) in IT network engineering roles. Kristin provides a unique industry perspective as she has had leadership roles in both IT and in compliance.


Cindy Miceli, Executive Recruiter, Alta Associates 

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Cynthia "Cindy" Miceli joined Alta Associates in 2009. She has been recruiting IT professionals for over 15 years. She lead staffing efforts at EDS, Voxware (a VOIP start-up) and a NJ-based third-party IT search firm. Cindy also worked as a personal Career Coach for a leading Career Marketing firm, guiding executives in various disciplines through successful job search campaigns. She is a proud graduate of Rutgers University and was raised and still currently resides here in NJ.



Galina Datskovsky, Ph.D, CRM

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Dr. Galina Datskovsky is currently an independent consultant. Formerly Vice President of Information Governance at Autonomy anHP Company. She is Chair of the board of ARMA International (2012-2013), a not-for-profit Records and Information Management education organization. Formerly she was Senior Vice President of Architecture at CA Technologies, responsible for corporate-wide architecture and design initiatives, General Manager of the Information Governance Business Unit and a Distinguished Engineer. She joined CA in 2006 with the acquisition of MDY Group International, where she served as founder and CEO. Galina is a Certified Records Manager (CRM) and is recognized around the world as an expert in information governance and associated technologies. She has been widely published in academic journals and speaks frequently for industry organizations such as AIIM, ARMA International, The Association of Legal Administrators, ILTA, IQPC and Cohasset Associates/MER. She received the NJBIZ: Best 50 Women in Business Award in April 2010. Prior to founding MDY, Galina consulted for IBM and Bell Labs and taught at the Fordham University Graduate School of Business and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. She received her CRM certification in 2004 and earned doctoral and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science from Columbia University.



Sandra Hughes

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Retired after 25+ years with the Procter & Gamble Company, the worlds largest consumer products company, greatest advertiser and most admired worldwide. In the last decade served as Global Privacy Executive, in addition to leading the Global Ethics & Compliance practice, Information Governance, and Competitive Intelligence. Recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals with the Vanguard Award as best Corporate Practitioner and by the Executive Women’s Forum for Risk Management, Information Security and Privacy with the Woman of Influence, Lifetime Achievement Award. Sandy is on the EWF Board of Advisors.



Diana Kelley, Application Security Strategist, IBM Security Systems

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Diana Kelley is the application security strategist for IBM’s AppScan product family. She is an internationally recognized security expert with 20 years of IT security experience. She founded her own consulting firm, SecurityCurve in 2003 to provide risk-focused advisory services to enterprises anddeliver strategic, competitive knowledge to security software vendors. She was VP andservice director for the Security and Risk Management Strategies (SRMS) service at Burton Group. Diana was the executive security advisor for CA’s eTrust Business Unit where she was responsible foradvising customers on strategic security solutions and helped guide CA’s security business. She was the GM of a development group at Symantec Corp, and the senior security analyst at Hurwitz Group. In the 90s she served as a manager in KPMG’s Financial Services Consulting practice.  Diana speaks frequently at major conferences including: Mobile Security, InfoSec World, Burton Group Catalyst, RSA, BlackHat, InfoSec and ComDex and is on the forum Faculty at IANS Research.  She has authored numerous articles and research documents, and co-authored the book Cryptographic Libraries for Developers.



Jenna McAuley, Senior Manager, Advanced Security Center, Ernst & Young 

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Jenna McAuley is a Senior Manager in the Advanced Security Center within the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. McAuley specializes in the

delivery of integrated security operations. She has managed and acted as a

technical lead for many security assessments for US Governmenand 

Fortune 50 clients including performing assessments of process control networks, conducting malware investigation assessmentsconducting threat modeling programs and performing attack and penetration assessments. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Ms. at Accenture, including 6 years within the Security

Consulting practice.