2015 WOS Tri-State Executive Forum

Networking and leadership event designed for the top IT Executives in the region.


8:00 am: Registration

9:00 am: Welcome

9:05 am: Using Data to Save Lives - Alex Tulchinsky CTO UNOS

9:45 am: Networking Break

10:00 am: Code Halo and Digital Persona - Malcolm Frank Executive VP, Strategy & Marketing Cognizant

10:45 am: It’s Time for a Security Wake-up: How to Re-think Security - Mike Carpenter President Tanium

11:30 am: Networking Break

11:45 am: Cyber Security in the Age of Assumed Breaches - Eric Ashdown CISO Blackridge Technology

12:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm: The Case for Agile Security - Carson Sweet Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer CloudPassage

2:15 pm: Shared Services Innovation and the Digital Halo - Steve Bandrowczak VP & CIO for Enterprise Services Hewlett-Packard

3:00 pm: Networking Break

3:15 pm: What Makes a CIO Successful? - Dana Deasy Global Chief Information Officer JPMorgan Chase

4:00 pm: Cocktail Reception



CloudPassage Halo® is the world’s leading agile security platform that empowers our customers to take full advantage of cloud infrastructure with the confidence that their critical business assets are protected. Halo delivers a comprehensive set of continuous security and compliance functions right where it counts — at the workload. Our platform orchestrates security on-demand, at any scale and works in any cloud or virtual infrastructure (private, public, hybrid or virtual data center). Leading enterprises like Citrix, Salesforce.com and Adobe use CloudPassage today to enhance their security and compliance posture, while at the same time enabling business agility. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Tenaya Capital, Shasta Ventures, Musea Ventures and other leading investors. For more information, visit www.cloudpassage.com.


Tanium gives the world’s largest enterprises and government organizations the unique power to secure, control and manage hundreds of thousands of endpoints across the enterprise within seconds. Serving as the “central nervous system” for enterprises, Tanium empowers security and IT operations teams to ask questions about the state of every endpoint across the enterprise in plain English, retrieve data on their current state and execute change as necessary, all within seconds. Organizations now have complete and accurate information on the state of endpoints to more effectively protect against modern day threats and realize new levels of cost efficiency in IT operations.


Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 171,400 employees as of December 31, 2013, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. More information available at www.cognizant.com.

BlackRidge Technology

BlackRidge Technology provides game changing cyber and network security that was developed for the military to cloak and protect servers on the battlefield. Our Transport Access Control technology authenticates identity and applies policy at the network layer to provide a new and additive level of real-time security protection. Unauthorized and unidentified traffic is efficiently blocked or redirected, which stops known and unknown cyber-attacks and provides policy-based network segmentation and access control to applications and services. BlackRidge Technology was founded in 2010 to commercialize its military grade and patented identity-based network security technology. For more information, visit www.blackridge.us.


The Hackerati is a boutique consulting firm delivering Engineering as a Service™ to a diverse clientele, ranging from Fortune 500s to startups. Whether expanding an existing team or turning one up from scratch, The Hackerati helps clients deliver their most challenging technical projects. To learn more about Engineering as a Service and Hackerati Academy, visit www.hackerati.us.


Marlabs is an award-winning provider of innovative Information Technology solutions. Marlabs was founded in 1996 with headquarters in Piscataway, New Jersey (USA). The company follows a unique multishore model utilizing Global Technology Centers of Excellence. With a dedicated human capital of over 2100 and a network of delivery centers in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and India, Marlabs has assisted hundreds of customers across different verticals in achieving success through business and operational excellence.

Delivering at the highest standards of excellence defines Marlabs’ commitment to all the stakeholders. Marlabs is certified CMMI/DEV/5, SSAE 16 Type II, ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 27001. Marlabs’ commitment to client success has resulted in several awards and recognitions, including from the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 programs.


Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,500 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, enterprise, cloud, networking, digital media and financial services companies leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 32 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. By connecting directly to their strategic partners and end users, customers are forming dynamic ecosystems inside Equinix. These interconnected ecosystems enable companies to optimize the performance of their content and applications and protect their vital digital assets.


Ameri100 was founded in 2012. It has its headquarters at Virginia, with offices at New Jersey, USA and Pune & Bangalore, India. Ameri100 is a Lean Enterprise Architecture Partner (LEAP), enabling clients to outperform the competition & stay ahead of the innovation curve. It leverages on a global partner ecosystem that has deep knowledge & skills to build & implement great ideas that drive progress for clients and enhance their business through innovative solutions. For more information visit www.ameri100.com.