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2016 ECC Conference
June 12-14 at Marist College

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Chetan DubeChetan Dube
President and CEO of IPsoft

Chetan Dube has served as the President and CEO of IPsoft since its inception in 1998. During his tenure, he has led the company to create a radical shift in the way IT is managed. Prior to joining IPsoft, Chetan served as an Assistant Professor at New York University, where his research was focused on deterministic finite-state computing engines. Chetan is a widely recognized speaker on autonomics and utility computing and serves on the board of numerous IT-related institutions.


Reg Harnish

Reg Harnish
CEO of GreyCastle Security

Reg Harnish is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and the CEO for GreyCastle Security, a leading cybersecurity consulting firm headquartered in Troy, NY.

Reg has been practicing security for nearly two decades. Reg brings a thought-provoking perspective to the industry and strives to promote awareness, security "thinking" and practical application of security fundamentals.

Reg attended RPI in Troy, NY, and is a certified CISSP, CISM, CISA and ITIL. Reg is a fellow of the National Cybersecurity Institute, serves on numerous security association boards and is currently an advisor to several educational institutions focusing on cybersecurity. Reg is a nationally-recognized speaker and has presented at countless industry and security events, including BSides, ISSA, ISC2, ISACA and InfraGard. Reg is a contributor to numerous security publications and has co-authored several books on cybersecurity awareness.


Jeff JonasJeff Jonas
IBM Fellow, Chief Scientist

Jeff Jonas is an IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of Context Computing. Jonas’ work in context-aware computing was originally developed at Systems Research & Development (SRD), founded by Jonas in 1985, and acquired by IBM in January, 2005.

Prior to SRD’s acquisition, Jonas spearheaded the design and development of a number of innovative systems, including technology used by the Las Vegas gaming industry. One such innovation played a pivotal role in protecting that industry from aggressive card count teams. The most notable, known as the “MIT team”, was featured in the book “Bringing Down the House,” and the movie “21. This work has also been featured in documentaries aired on The Discovery Channel, Learning Channel and the Travel Channel, among others.




Mark Graff
Cyber Security Advisor to BlackRidge Technology

Mark Graff is a seasoned Chief Information Security Officer and a cyber security practitioner and thought leader. Mark was one of the first to understand how important it is to keep us safe from cyber-attacks and for almost thirty years has defended critical assets – the electrical grid, stock exchanges, nuclear weapons facilities, and even a few famous museums. He recently served three years as the CISO for NASDAQ and nine years for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and now has returned to private practice as the founder and CEO of Tellagraff, LLC.

Mark has briefed the U.S. Congress, the Pentagon, and many of our top national security installations and corporations, and appeared on CNN, CNN International, CBS and other major networks. He has delivered keynote addresses to audiences around the world, from London to Buenos Aires to Qatar. Mark’s latest book, “Enterprise Security Software: a Confluence of Disciplines” (Addison-Wesley, 978-0321604118) explains how to work with software developers and security practitioners to produce integrated security solutions for business.


Connor Krukosky

Connor Krukosky is a 19 year old college student with a passion for vintage computers. 

At age 18, he acquired an IBM z890 at a bargain price through an online auction from Rutgers University. He assembled it and got it up and running. Come hear him describe the challenges in acquiring, moving, installing, debugging, configuring and operating the system. It is an amazing story.

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