OPTIC - Orlando: Ransomware - The New Weapon in Cyber
Featuring our panel of experts moderated by Avani Desai, CEO, Schellman
Avani Desai, CEO, Schellman
Avani Desai is the CEO at Schellman. Avani has more than 15 years of experience in IT attestation, risk management, compliance and privacy. Her primary focus is on emerging healthcare issues and privacy concerns for organizations.
Named one of the 2017 Global Leaders in Consulting-by-Consulting Magazine, she has also been featured and published in the ISSA Journal, ITSP Magazine, ISACA Journal, Information Security Buzz, healthcare Tech Outlook and many more publications.
Joining Avani will be:
Tom Dyll, Executive Director of Risk Management, Govern | AIT Information Security, AdventHealth
Tom Dyll is the Executive Director of Information Security Risk Management, Governance and Assurance at AdventHealth. A member of AdventHealth's Information Security leadership team for 6 years and 22 years of hands on information technology and information security experience at AdventHealth. Prior to joining AdventHealth in 2000, included IT positions at Alere Healthcare, Wells Fargo Bank, and Ford Motor Company. Certifications include CISSP and Certified HITRUST Practitioner.
Chet Naran, IT Director, The Villages Health System
Chet Naran is a passionate IT leader and effective problem solver, team builder and program owner who consistently delivers on commitments while adding business value. Chet focuses on people and Information Technology along with Business objectives to create innovative solutions that drive change.
Chet Naran has served as Director of Information Technology at The Villages Health System since 2019. The Villages Health System is a community-based, patient-centered health care system that is known for its innovation, quality, passion, and service. There, Naran is responsible for leading all organizational efforts related to infrastructure, support, security operations and engineering. Naran is also responsible for all IT security and compliance, identity access management, policy development, security audit, and vendor risk management to meet challenging security and compliance demands. Prior to joining The Villages Health System, he managed health care IT implementations at Premise Health, the world?s leading direct healthcare provider.
Find out more when Avani Desai moderates our expert panel:
Angela Polania, Principal, Elevate Consult
Angela is a multifaceted business, finance and information technology professional with over twenty years of professional services experience in the areas of internal controls, cyber security and Information Technology (IT) consulting. Angela has the ability to develop strong relationships both within and without the organization from entry level to senior executive management.
Angela began her career working for large international consulting firms: Arthur Andersen and Deloitte, departing as an Experienced Manager. Angela managed large scale assurance and consulting engagements which required working with international offices and client locations in Latin America and Europe. At Deloitte and Arthur Andersen, where she started her professional services career, Angela served as senior and staff consultant for the business consulting and risk advisory services practices of those firms.
Angela has a bachelor's degree in accounting and a bachelor's degree in management information systems from Florida International University. She is Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified IT Risk Assessor (CRISC), Certified Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Professional (CHSPP), HITRUST CSF Assessor, Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), CMMC Registered Practitioner (RP), and ITIL (IT service delivery) V3 Certified. Angela is the Treasurer for the South Florida CIO Council and member of the IT Audit and Control Organization (ISACA).
Angela has deep experience in Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology, Large Publicly traded companies to start ups
Kevin Schmick, VP Information Security Officer, Cogent Bank
Daniel Poloche VP of IT and Security, Stax by Fattmerchant
Daniel is a highly resourceful and self-motivated information technology professional with more than a decade of experience in information technology environments. His experience extends to healthcare, payment card environments (PCI) and Department of Defense information security environments.
Stax is building better technology to empower business to think smarter, move faster and make better decisions. It is an all-in-one platform of scalable business tech to manage financials, payments, invoicing, inventory, sales data, customers or whatever it takes to run your business.
Kevin Schmick is the Information Security Officer at Cogent Bank. In this role he leads the Information Security team responsible for the bank's cyber security efforts that secure and protect information, while ensuring the overall cyber resiliency of the bank. Kevin has extensive technical expertise on matters of information security, compliance, networking, disaster recovery, and data center operations. He has been in the financial services industry for 15 years.
OPTIC (Orlando's Professional Technology & Innovation Collaborative)
The mission of OPTIC is to Connect Solution Seekers with Problem Solvers in an environment without sales pitches from ancillary service providers. We strive to lead, educate and collaborate with OPTIC attendees and partners to develop and promote the Central Florida region as a robust and supportive environment that is fast-tracking the innovation process.