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2019 EDUCATIONAL SPEAKERS

TxMQ, Inc - Disruptive Technology Group

Miles Roty, VP of Services & Support:

Miles’s professional experience includes over 25 years in Business Development & Account Management.  

He began in IT Service Delivery in the early 1990s. After founding a start-up tech services firm in late 1997, his business development and service delivery shifted towards more strategic IT initiatives.  He joined TxMQ in 2011, and has been helping to grow out the Disruptive Technology Group (DTG) since 2017. TxMQ DTG is focused on Distributed Ledger/Blockchain technology solutions, taking advantage of the security, immutability and resiliency inherent in the platforms. 

Craig Drabik - Technical Lead (Co-Presenter):

Craig is a Software architect and technical lead with over 20 years of experience solving critical business problems using software.  During his time as a consultant, Craig has led the design and implementation of dozens of systems across all major industries. In 2017 Craig took on a role to spearhead TxMQ's Disruptive Technology Group, where he leads a technical innovation team specializing in blockchain and distributed ledger applications. 

University at Buffalo

Dr. Jun Zhuang:

Dr. Zhuang is a Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at the University at Buffalo (UB).  Dr. Zhuang has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Dr. Zhuang's long-term research goal is to integrate operations research, big data analytics, game theory, and decision analysis to improve mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery for natural and man-made disasters.  Other areas of interest include applications to health care, sports, transportation, supply chain management, sustainability, and architecture.  Dr. Zhuang's research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), by the U.S. Department of Energy, by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), and by the National Fire Protection Association.  Dr. Zhuang is a recipient of the 2018 SEAS Senior Researcher of the Year Award, and the 2018-2020 Buffalo Blue Sky Gold Coin Award.  Dr. Zhuang is a receipient of the 2017 Koopman Prize from the INFORMS' Military Applications Society and the 2014 Military OPerations Research Journal Award.  Dr. Zhuang is a recipient of thw 2018 UB's Exceptional Scholar-Young Investigator Award.  Dr. Zhuang is also a fellow of the 2011 U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, sponsored by the AFOSR, and a fellow of the 2009-2010 Next Generation of Hazards and Disasters Researchers Program, sponsored by the NSF.

KMC Empowerment, LLC

Kevin Coleman

Kevin M. Coleman is the founder of KMC Empowerment where he provides empowering speeches, leadership training, and coaching to help make individuals and organizations successful. KMC Empowerment has always been a passion of Kevin. Kevin knew that he had much to offer those in leadership positions to help make organization not only survive but thrive! This starts with building relationships and partnerships. Therefore, KMC Empowerment was established to help promote professionalism, work ethic, passion, and relationship building techniques that will inspire individuals and organizations to strive toward excellence at all times. Kevin is a John C. Maxwell speaker, trainer, and coach.

iV4

Michael Montagliano, Chief Technology Officer, Certified Techical Hacker (CEH), Certified Disaster Recovery Planner (CDRP), Master Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Michael Montagliano has over twenty years of information technology experience in various sales, technical, and management roles.  As Chief Technology Officer, Michael is responsible for the overall technology strategy and execution of iV4.  With subject matter expertise in security and disaster recovery, Michael and his team have been engaged with organizations nationwide.

All American Technology Solutions Group, LLC

Felix Hernandez - PMP, CISM, ITIL

Felix owns and operates a consulting company called All American Technology Solutions Group, LLC based out of Duluth, GA. He has 20 years of experience in Information Technology, Information Security, Project Management, and Business Development. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with executives to deliver high-quality, cost-effective, and timely technology solutions to their everyday business needs.

While he spends most of his time working with clients, Felix also spends time in the classroom as a Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Doctoral Student at Capella University and as an Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Professor at Gwinnett Technical College, Professor of Information Systems at Interactive College of Technology, and Professor of Enterprise Risk Management at Post University. His primary goal is to educate and motivate individuals to innovate with technology.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY

Rebecca Archambault - Trusted Identities Leader

Rebecca Archambault is the Trusted Identities Leader of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York provides access to quality health care and innovative solutions for members throughout upstate New York. We have helped millions of people gain access to outstanding health care. Today, we are focused on improving quality and outcomes through strengthened alliances with our members, providers, and third-party partners.  As the region’s leading health plan, serving more than 800,000 members, BlueCross BlueShield believes in taking small steps towards healthier living.

At Blue Cross Blue Shield, Rebecca is responsible for setting   overall Identity Strategy for Enterprise, including expanding identity governance to Consumers and Peers, in addition to directly supporting Workforce Identity.  She is responsible for participation with H-ISAC and Blues Association to help to steer Identity-related issues with a goal to raise overall awareness and provide guidance for the broader identity community.

She is a member of the Identity committee reporting to the H-ISAC board, IDPro and participates in WISEC (Women in CyberSecurity). 

Before joining Blue Cross Blue Shield, Rebecca was the Global Identity & Access Management Operations Head for HSBC Bank where she had direct oversight of 300-600 staff.   

While at HSBC, her focus was on the delivery of access solutions and processes to deliver Authentication, Access, Authorization, Analytics, Audit and Administration functions.  Her staff provided Access Provisioning, Access Recertification and Audit support globally across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East.

Beckage, PLLC

Daniel P. Greene, Esq. Certified Information Privacy Professional, Europe (CIPP/E)

Dan is a seasoned trial attorney with significant business “know how” from his leadership in a well-known VC investment portfolio and as COO of high-growth company. He represents clients in breach and privacy litigation and in software and other technical disputes. Additionally, Dan represents clients across a spectrum of matters, including government investigations, internal audits, securities reviews, privacy, civil and white collar, criminal litigation. Dan counsels clients on governance best practices, crisis and incident response and communications, and compliance with U.S. and European data security and privacy laws. Dan interfaces with state and federal agencies routinely in response to investigations, enforcement notices, and compliance audits; and diligently represents clients in federal court litigation concerning data security and privacy matters. He also guides clients through data breach incident response to help mitigate legal risk and assist with reporting and notification obligations.

Prior to joining Beckage, Dan helped lead a public sector venture capital investment portfolio. In executing due diligence investment criteria and providing robust mentorship programs after investment, the investment portfolio has seen its value grow in multiples and create hundreds of jobs within high-growth companies. Ultimately, Dan joined one of the portfolio companies as Chief Operations Officer to lead its initial commercialization and market expansion process. The portfolio company leveraged technology and brought innovation in a traditionally static industry, resulting in market disruption. This experience provided Dan with extensive practical business perspective as well as legal insight on matters related to corporate formation, financing, business development, growth strategy and investment methodology, primarily for companies in the technology, AI and biometric space.

Previously, Dan worked at a prestigious boutique litigation firm as a respected trial attorney and as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Western District of New York, where he led the defense of criminal matters in federal courts, including obtaining two acquittals at trial.

Dan also served as the confidential law clerk of the Hon. Federico A. Moreno, Chief United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida.

Dan is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Europe (CIPP/E) as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Sarah Rugnetta, Health Care Privacy Attorney

Sarah Rugnetta advises hospitals, medical groups, insurers, foundations and not-for-profit entities on privacy and security matters. She works closely with clients to develop compliance programs that include privacy and security protocols, training seminars, and data breach response plans. Sarah uses tabletop exercises and incident response simulations to help her clients to develop strategies for securing data and to prepare for potential threats. Sarah also responds to privacy and security incidents and counsels organizations throughout the investigation, notification and reporting phases of a potential breach, helping them to mitigate legal risks at each critical stage.

Sarah began her career in health care law as a regulator for the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation. As Assistant General Counsel, she drafted health insurance regulations, testified about proposed bills to amend state insurance laws, and represented the agency in enforcement proceedings.

Sarah served as Privacy Officer for a regional non-profit organization, where she oversaw hospital and ambulatory care initiatives. More recently, Sarah worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in India, where she advised the agency on policy issues, health programs and communication strategy.

Sarah received her B.A., cum laude, in English Literature and Political Science from St. Lawrence University. She received her J.D., cum laude, from University at Buffalo Law School.

Select Experience

• Develop HIPAA compliance programs for regional organizations and municipalities.

• Coordinated the response to numerous privacy and security incidents.

• Facilitated a HIPAA Compliance Continuing Legal Education.

• Drafted and oversaw promulgation of the Vermont Long Term Care Insurance regulation after engaging insurance industry and community stakeholders.

• Engaged partners, staff and government officials in the design and implementation of USAID’s health care advocacy campaigns in India.

• Coordinated and executed visits to USAID projects for Congressional delegates and USAID leadership.

• Coordinated regional quality improvement initiatives to reduce hospital admissions.

Legal Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Member

Present Associations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Member
  • InfoTech Niagara, Member