Keynote Speakers 2013

Throughout our history, SoTeC has been known for providing attendees with dynamic, cutting edge, informative, and entertaining Keynote Presentations. SoTeC 2013 promises more of the same! Find out more about the confirmed SoTeC 2013 Keynote Speakers below.

Our keynotes from 2012 were recorded and can be viewed here

Mario Leone Andrea Hoy Kim Terry Daryl Pelc

Mario Leone

“Managing the Introduction of New Technology Products and Services– A CIO Perspective”

How do IT executives determine which technology solutions have IT relevance and value to the Business? Where do the ideas emerge? How are the opportunities prioritized? When and how do the evaluations occur? How are they justified to the business?

Mario Leone is the founder of a new firm, APRI TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS that takes its team’s long history and experience in many diverse industries to offer comprehensive assessments and valuations of in place and new information technology architectures, solutions and services.
Previously, over a career that has spanned more than 32 years at Fortune 500 firms, he has served as executive vice president and chief information officer of Ingram Micro Inc., a worldwide leader in IT Distribution and processes hundreds of thousands of transactions per day through operations in five continents.
Before joining Ingram Micro, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Federal-Mogul Corporation, a global supplier of powertrain and safety technologies serving the automotive, industrial and worldwide after-markets. He served on the company’s strategy board and led a global team of information professionals, directing information strategy, shared services and integration activities to support company operations in 35 countries as the Company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and returned to the NASDAQ..
He earned his transformational CIO status while at corporate FIAT, based in Turin, Italy and its industrial business unit IVECO, a leading European industrial vehicle company serving as SVP and CIO for this international firm. While there, he developed and implemented a global corporate IT strategy that helped the company return to profitability and increase sales in all major business units.
Leone began his career at Union Carbide Corporation where he served for twenty years in progressively more demanding business and information systems leadership roles.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from Boston University and later a Master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Babson College in Massachusetts.
He continues his close alliance and work with University programs where he serves on the Science and Technology Advisory Board for Chapman University.

Andrea Hoy
CISSP, CISM CISO, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union & Vice President of ISSA International

“BYOD; What’s the BIG deal?” OR “What’s the BIG deal around CyberSecurity”

Consumerization, BYOD, GRC, policy, opUSA, Anonymous, partners in “the cloud”? What are the issues in CyberSecurity that are on your radar? Our keynote speaker, Ms. Andrea Hoy, will entice the audience to think BIGGER about the relevance of key areas in cybersecurity we have seen in 2013, and what should be on your cybersecurity radar for the future in looking forward to 2014.

Andrea recently joined SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union as their Chief Information Security Officer. SchoolsFirst is the fifth largest credit union in the country, serving 500,000 members, with over $10B in assets. Additionally, Andrea’s leadership positions in information security and business continuity includes companies such as Fluor, Rockwell International, Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Litton, and a security consultant to companies such as Pacific Life, Genentech, Hamni Bank, and East West Bank. She was the first Virtual CISO to help companies that could not afford a full time CISO, but wanted the knowledge base, with the personalization and commitment to their company.
Andrea received her initiation into the information security community when her hard work and dedication earned her the role of Assistant Venue Manager/Supervisor at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. This position exposed her to the information security field and ignited a passion that has made Andrea, arguably, one of the leading women in her profession. She has not only served as an advisor to the Pentagon, but in 1991 she received the Security Education Manager’s Award, presented to her by a representative from the Pentagon, acknowledging her work in applying Continuous Process Improvements to the implementation of information security resulting in cost savings for both industry and Government. She has been involved in numerous committees in Washington, D.C., to establish national and international information security policies. Internationally she has assisted companies to establish policies and procedures that comply with the European Union Privacy Directive, the Data Protection Act and the Wet Bescherming Persoonsgegevens (WBP) Dutch Personal Data Protection Act, 2000.
Andrea has served as a Presidential Advisor, elected Director and now Vice President to ISSA International. ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure. ISSA members represent Security professionals worldwide, has 10,000 members in 62 countries. Andrea served eight terms as President of ISSA Orange County, where she had successfully tripled the membership in the first two years in office. Also at the international level, she volunteered with the first CISO Executive Forum Task Force. The CISO Executive Forum is now in its eighth year+ was established to bring together ISSA members that are CISOs, to give them an opportunity to network, share ideas, and improve upon their skills in this much needed executive role. She has represented the United States as a diplomat to China on eDiscovery and forensics.
Andrea has been Co-Chair and Chairperson of the ISSA SoCAL Symposium for over 7 years and continues to share the lessons learned to help other chapters establish much needed funds for their meetings, training, and educational opportunities for their members. She has been consulted by various media outlets and conferences with speaking engagements and interviews on cutting edge security and compliance issues and uses these opportunities to further the growth of ISSA, by mentioning membership opportunities. Andrea’s commitment to education has driven her to create a nationwide “Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Bootcamp,” which addresses best practices of security management and assists those that are given the “title” without the compensation and control to gain the positioning they deserve.
She served on the Technical Advisory Board for RSA for 4 years, advised the International Board of Directors for PointSec/ProtectData of Sweden, as well as Board of Advisors for Encentuate, a global security identity management and provisioning company, leading to its successful acquisition by IBM in 2008. She served on the Board of Advisors for the Association of Women in Technology (AWT) and would like to use some of the experiences she has to further ISSA International as the infosecurity professionals’ association.
Andrea received a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Prior to that, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was entered into the honor society of Beta Gamma Sigma (the Phi Beta Kappa of the School of Business).

Kim Terry
Chief Information Officer at Guthy-Renker LLC

Using Technology for Innovation – The Gunty Renker Experience”

Kim will share his insights about how his company has used technology in a variety of ways as a driver of business innovation in key operational areas such as Order Processing, Call Centers and Fulfillment Operations. He will share thoughts about the impacts of implementing major projects that involve significant organizational change and adoption of new processes.

Kim Terry is Chief Information Officer at Guthy-Renker LLC in Santa Monica.

Guthy-Renker is one of the world’s largest multi-channel direct response marketing companies with sales of more than $1.5 billion per year and an average annual growth rate of 25% over the last 10 years. If you have seen infomercials staring Cindy Crawford, Katy Perry, Jessica Simpson, Tony Robbins, or Alyssa Milano – then you have seen their products.

Kim also held leadership positions at three startup companies, including a SaaS software provider, lead IT at Jafra Cosmetics and spent many years leading shared services technology adoption across business units at Transamerica Corporation.

Throughout his career Kim has built a track record of successful early adoption of information technologies, leading system modernization efforts and turning around IT Departments.

Daryl Pelc

Vice President Engineering & Technology, Phantom Works Huntington Beach Site Chief Engineer Boeing Defense, Space & Security

“Rapid Prototyping at Boeing Phantom Works”
In an environment of tight budgets that drive difficult funding decisions, prototyping offers customers the opportunity to see technologies tested before committing to new programs. Boeing boasts a long history of developing prototypes, and continues that legacy today with such current products as Phantom Eye, Phantom Badger, Phantom Fusion and more. By engaging with customers to identify needs; innovating ways to address those needs; and building prototypes to prove proposed solutions, Boeing is successfully demonstrating its ability to solve challenges facing war fighters.

Daryl Pelc, vice president of Engineering & Technology for Boeing Phantom Works, leads the engineering of advanced technology development programs for the strategic alignment and execution of technology investments across Boeing Defense, Space & Security and the Boeing enterprise. Pelc has served in engineering and leadership roles at Boeing that include the Global Mobility Systems division; the C3 (Command, Control and Communication) Networks division; the C-130 Avionics Modernization program; the C-17 Globemaster III program; and the F-15 and F/A-18 programs.