The Leadership Board represents the region’s most prominent organizations and thought leadership. Board members recommend and vet topics, speakers and industry partners, ensuring each Exchange addresses the region’s most significant concerns.
Glenn Curtis, Adjutant General, Louisiana National Guard
Les Guice, President , Louisiana Tech University
Ramesh Kolluru, VP, Research & Development, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jeff Moulton, President , Stephenson National Center for Security Research & Training, LSU
Christopher Peters, VP & CSO, Entergy
Craig Spohn, Executive Director, Cyber Innovation Center
James Waskom, Director, Louisiana Governor's Office Of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Sarah Olcott Allen, Director of Government Affairs, Southeast Region, Cox Communications
Dayle Alsbury, Information Security Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Mike Asoodeh, CIO, Southeastern Louisiana University
David Cordell, CIO & CISO, Port of New Orleans
Kenny Donnelly, Executive Director, Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission
Gus Gelpi, Vice President of Information Technology, CGB Enterprises Inc.
Dustin Glover, CISO, State of Louisiana
Dickie Howze, CIO, State of Louisiana
Jeff Huffman, Senior Director of IT Security and Administration, New Orleans Pelicans & New Orleans Saints
Sumit Jain, CISO, Louisiana State University A&M
Richard Kaufman, Information Security Officer, Amedisys
Marcel Lalonde, VP & CIO, MMR Group
Steve LeBlond, COO IS & CCO, Ochsner Health System of Louisiana
Lonnie Leger, Executive Director , Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) LSU
Ricky Lindsey, VP & CIO, Louisiana Property Insurance Corporation
Brian Mayeur, SVP, Enterprise Security Architecture, Hancock Whitney
Lester Millet, Safety & Risk/FSO Chairman / State President Infragard, Port of South Louisiana
Carol Mosely, K-12 Technology & E-Rate Director , Office of Technology Services / Louisiana Department of Education
Sonny Orgeron, Director of Information Technology, Danos
Jason Stewart, Information Security Officer, East Jefferson General Hospital
Lt. Xiaobin Tuo, Chief, C4IT Branch, USCG District 8, US Coast Guard
Laura Wilt, VP & CIO, Ochsner Health Systems
Michael Woods, Senior Director & Global Cyber Security, GE
Kicking off with tapas and signature cocktails, attendees can connect with peers across industries.
Note: Please arrive on time for pre-event hors d’oeuvres.
Earlier this year, Louisiana declared its first-ever state of emergency due to a cybersecurity incident. Even for those industries not directly affected, the event forced organizations to stop and rethink their IR plans and training. Learn what happened, how the state responded and outcomes from the incident, as well as how leaders across sectors are fortifying their defenses in the wake of an attack.
Dustin Glover, CISO, State of Louisiana
Christopher Peters, VP & CISO, Entergy
Drew Watts, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Louisiana FBI
Now comes your turn to share ideas. Each table is headed by a Discussion Leader, ready with questions based on the keynote panel topic. Tables will collectively brainstorm opportunities to address challenges addressed by the panel. Attendees will then switch tables twice to discuss a new set of challenges and questions with a different group of peers. This allows attendees to connect and have in-depth conversations with more peers bringing unique perspectives from across different disciplines and industries.
Discussions will continue to percolate across the entire space as attendees have the opportunity to refresh drinks and tapas.
The program closes by wrapping up the evening’s conversation into tangible takeaways to implement into your own organization.
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To learn more about the Louisiana Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange or to answer any questions, please contact:
Daniel Terry, Executive Director
New membership are not allowed.