Mauricio Angée

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Position

Chief Information Security Officer

Organization

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Expertise

Information Security Management

Regulatory compliance

Risk management

Biographical Information

Mauricio Angée is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 30 years of experience in healthcare, banking and financial services, hospitality, entertainment, and the government sector, with a strong background in information security management, cybersecurity, privacy, regulatory compliance, and risk management.


Mauricio currently serves as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Fl., During his professional career Mauricio has served as Vice President of Information Security at Mercantil Bank, as Sr. Manager of Security and Compliance at Universal Orlando Parks and Resorts, as Information Systems Security Officer at Harris Corporation supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the US Census Bureau, and he also worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the Kennedy Space Center, FL., where he supported the Kennedy Integrated Communications Services (KICS) contract.


Mauricio currently serves in the Board of Directors at Infragard (FBI public-private information sharing group) and the South Florida CISO Council. Mauricio is currently pursuing his Executive Doctorate degree in Business Administration with concentration in Information Security at St. Thomas University. He received his MS in Information Security at Nova Southeastern University, and his BS in Information Studies from Florida State University. Mauricio is currently an adjunct faculty at Florida International University and St. Thomas University.

Domingo Castillo

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Position

Regional Information Security Officer

Organization

Chubb Group

Expertise

Information Assurance

Incident management

Risk management

Biographical Information

Information Technology security professional with extensive experience and successful track record in information security, strategic planning, and project management. For more than 15 years, I have been very successful in implementing cost-effective solutions to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets and security operations for multinational/regional corporations with more than 120 offices worldwide, 12,000 employees, and $10+ billion in revenue.


BS in computer science, Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), Masters degree in Project Management (MPM), and Public Administration (MPA). Certifications: CISSP and Security+, PMP, and Lean Six Sigma. Current enrolled on a Doctorate Degree in Information Security at St. Thomas University.

Julia Costin

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Position

Government Affairs

Organization

CareerSource Broward

Expertise

Workforce Development

Government Affairs

International Economic Development

Biographical Information

Julia is an expert in economic and workforce development emphasizing the importance of creating synergies between businesses, local administration and various communities. She has worked with multiple international organizations providing Business Development and market entry strategy to drive sustainable and profitable growth. Julia has applied her expertise to increase the participation of international companies in U.S. trade missions to facilitate economic growth. She has merged her passion for entrepreneurship and community development to help non-profit organizations grow their initiatives.


In her current role, Julia works closely with regional technology associations, school boards, universities, and local companies to enhance workforce development programs. Her emphasis is to strategically position CSBD with respect to emerging technologies and workforce needs of technology industry. Julia is passionate about women empowerment, diversity inclusion and veteran employment. She established ISACA South Florida’s “SheLeadsTech” initiative to help increase women representation in technology leadership roles. Julia has earned an M.B.A in Entrepreneurship and Bachelor Degree in International Business. Recently, Julia has been invited to be part of executive delegation to European Union to develop collaboration in cyber security and privacy research.

Johnny Guimaraes

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Position

Vice President, IT and Data Analytics

Organization

South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

Expertise

Information/Network Security

Governance and Compliance

Data Analytics

Biographical Information

Johnny is an IT and financial professional with over 28 years of experience. He has worked in IT security and operations, data analytics, accounting, and compliance. 


Johnny has held managerial and executive positions in Fortune 500 corporations, municipal /county/state government, and non-profit agencies. He holds the CIA, CGFM, CFE, CISA, CISM certifications and is a Certified John Maxwell Team Member on Leadership.  


Johnny received his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Florida, and Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Science in Information Management from Nova Southeastern University. Johnny also has 35 credit hours in the Masters of Accounting program from Florida International University and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in information security from St. Thomas University. 


Johnny currently serves as the Vice President of Information Technology and Data Analytics for the South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc. in Miami, Florida.

Frederick Hicks

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Position

Chief Information Officer

Organization

Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe

Expertise

C-Level Management

Secure Information System Development

Database Administration

Biographical Information

Fred Hicks is a leader with verifiable year-after-year success achieving productivity gains, a history of reducing Full Time Employee (FTEs), and growth objectives within start-up and rapid-change environments. He has extensive experience with highly engineered family information systems, which require deep understanding of critical business drivers in government/not-for-profits. He is highly successful in building relationships with upper-level decision makers, seizing control of critical problem areas, and delivering on customer commitments. Child Customer-focused and performance-driven: Fred is a leader in state-wide teams. Native to Miami, Fred holds a Master's Degree in the Science of Management from St. Thomas University. Fred obtained his bachelor's degree in Political Science at Loyola University in New Orleans. Last, Fred is currently an Executive DBA in Information Security candidate also at St. Thomas University. He is a proud father of four, one of whom he is adopting.

Tina M. Honey

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Position

Program Manager

Organization

ADT

Expertise

Cybersecurity Leadership

Program Management

Change Management Specialist 

Biographical Information

Tina is a seasoned Program/Project Management expert with over 20 years’ experience leading multi-million-dollar projects in application development, compliance, infrastructure & security.  She is a results-driven leader who specializes in mobilizing cross-functional and global teams in accomplishing both tactical and strategic corporate goals.  As a LGBC and CMS professional, her effectiveness is enabled by her skill in developing and implementing innovative solutions to complex problems using a hands-on, yet team-focused style. 

In Tina’s current role at ADT, she manages the delivery of the Core Infrastructure/Collaboration Services portfolio of projects while establishing and refining the group’s Project Management Organization (PMO) governance and standards.  Further she serves as the departmental communication lead with regard to status and future-state plans within her portfolio.

In addition to her daily responsibilities at ADT, Tina is enrolled in the Executive Doctor of Business Administration in Information Security (EDBA-IS) at St. Thomas University.  As part of the program, she studied abroad for a week in Brussels, Belgium to learn about the Cyber Security and Privacy initiatives along with the changes in global political, economic, and technological developments in Europe. 

Tina also serves as VP of the South Florida chapter of the Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA) as well as an active member of the following organizations:  Women in Technology International (WITI), Take Stock in Children (as a mentor), Palm Beach Tech - Women’s Council, and South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA).  

Despite Tina’s deep involvement in the IT community, she also finds time to pursue her passion as an author and motivational speaker. Tina has gone through several challenges that allow her to directly relate to the struggles and adversities people may face. She wrote a book to share her story and is committed to motivating and helping others through their own adversity.  She founded her organization, the Phoenix Experience, due to her desire to help others succeed despite the obstacle’s life presents.

Ed Joseph

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Position

Regional Director of Information Technology

Organization

Tenet Health System 

Expertise

IT Security Management

Risk Management

Biomedical Engineering

Biographical Information

Ed Joseph is a seasoned professional with more than 22 years of experience in Biomedical Engineering and Information Technology. He is currently the Regional Director of Information Technology at Tenet Health System. He oversees planning, organizing, and execution of all IT related functions, which includes directing all IT operations to meet customer requirements as well as the support and maintenance of existing applications and development of new technical solutions. Ed is proficient in risk management, change management, and Information Security Management.


Ed is a versatile, passionate professional with a history of success leading strategic and operational initiatives that address the business objectives. He has the burning to identify business needs and develop plans to deliver tangible results. He is an Information Security advocate working with executive leadership to design strategies to protect critical assets such as patient and business data.


Ed is currently pursuing his Executive Doctorate in Business Administration with the concentration in Information Security at the prestigious St. Thomas University. He received his MS in Information System with the concentration in Information Security at Nova Southeastern University.

Julian Sandoval

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Position

Business Information Security Officer VP

Organization

Citi Bank

Expertise

Information Security Management

Applications Integration

IT Auditing

Biographical Information

Julian has 20 plus years’ project management experience with focus on information security and privacy management, applications integration, data communication networks. Julian Is currently working for Citi Bank as BISO VP, and has worked for companies, such as Cisco System, Carnival Cruise Lines, Ocean Bank. Julian holds an MBA, CISSP, CiSA, and C|CISO.

Orlando Santa Cruz

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Position

Compliance and Security, CISO

Organization

Elevate Consulting

Expertise

Risk Assessment 

Strategic Planner and Compliance

Mergers and Acquisitions 

Biographical Information

Orlando is a forward thinking and strategic executive for more than 20 years specialized in the areas of Application Development, Infrastructure, Security and Compliance. Orlando has proven success in global network and systems planning and design, security, compliance, program management and software development. Orlando utilizes innovative approaches and emerging technologies to resolve complex issues.
He is an expert in Mergers and Acquisition, having merged 7 banks, 3 of them in 6 weeks, and setting up Infrastructure and Information Security Programs for large and SMB organization.  


Some of the companies Orlando has worked includes Splunk, Affinio, Norwegian Cruise Line, Capital bank, Mercantil Commercebank amongst others. Fully bi-lingual, English/Spanish, and International experience. 


A highly respected strategic thinker, Orlando has been instrumental in organizational success and growth. He conceptualizes and delivers innovative services that add tangible value to hard-won consumers. Orlando also takes time to nurture client relationships, building their trust by actively listening to ongoing needs and surpassing collaborative objectives.

Shannon Stewart

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Position

Manager of Corporate IT

Organization

Modernizing Medicine

Expertise

Information Security

Global Strategy and Policy

Business Analytics

Biographical Information

Shannon Stewart is an Information Technology and Human Resource management professional with over 15 years of experience. He has worked in IT management, human intelligence analysis and human resources management. 


Shannon’s research interests include Cybersecurity, Technology Management, Business Management and the intersection between Psychology and Cybercrime. He is an advocate for strong privacy regulation and responsible corporate information access.


Along with technical certifications in Business Operations, Business Management and Accounting Technology, Shannon holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Information Security and a Masters of Science in Information Technology Management from Florida Atlantic University. He is also pursuing an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Security at St. Thomas University.


Shannon currently serves as a Corporate IT Manager for Modernizing Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida and has served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Army for the last 17 years.

Alexis Perdereaux-Weekes

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Position

Data Privacy Officer

Organization

Karambwe Cybersecurity Group, LLC

Expertise

Data Privacy

IT Security and Compliance 

Risk Management

Biographical Information

Alexis is a senior Business Leader with over 20 years of Information Technology and Assurance experience, with extensive experience working on a broad range of corporate IT initiatives where he helps businesses identify, and mitigate risk to their core business assets, while enabling them to address regulatory and Compliance requirements. Planning, and Implementation of Information security and data protection solutions in direct support of business objectives within Healthcare, Finance, Banking, and local and Federal Government sectors. 


He is credentialed as a CISM - Certificated Information Security Manager, CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor, CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control from ISACA International.


Alexis hold a Ms. Information Security degreed from Nova Southeastern University and is currently a doctoral candidate in Information Security at St. Thomas University in Miami, with a focus on Data Privacy.  


A Data Privacy advocate, Alexis is past president of the ISACA South Florida chapter, where he worked with the executive team to grow the chapter membership to one of the largest in North America, expanding Scholarship and mentoring opportunities to peers and other entering the IT Security profession. In addition to ISACA, Alexis is also a member of NAHSE - National Association of Health Services Executive, South Florida Chapter, where he is a member of the Technology and Innovation Steering Committee.