Speakers Info

The content, agenda & speakers for each Advisen Insights Conference is planned by an Advisory Board that represents industry thought-leaders and influential marketplace participants. Each Advisory Board is unique for each conference event.

Advisory Board meetings and conference calls are led by Advisen’s Rebecca Bole, EVP, Editor-in-Chief.

Advisory Board:

  • Steve Anderson, Vice President, Product Executive - Privacy & Network Security Specialty Insurance, QBE [2017 Conference Co-Chair]
  • Emy R. Donavan, Head of Cyber, North America, Allianz
  • Tim Francis, Enterprise Cyber Lead, Travelers
  • Leslie Kesselring, Founder and President, Kesselring Communications
  • Garrett Koehn, President Northwestern US, Regional Director, CRC Insurance Group
  • Pascal Millaire, VP & GM, Symantec [2017 Conference Co-Chair]
  • Michael Palotay, Senior Vice President, Underwriting, NAS Insurance
  • Lisa Phillips, National Practice Advisor, Wells Fargo Insurance

48 Confirmed Speakers:

  • Steve Anderson, Vice President, Product Executive - Privacy & Network Security Specialty Insurance, QBE [2017 Conference Co-Chair]
  • Gregory Bautista, Partner, Wilson Elser
  • Geoff Belknap, CSO, Slack
  • David Bradford, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Advisen
  • Christopher M. Calnon, Senior Vice President, Financial Lines, Chubb
  • Elisabeth Case, Senior Vice President, Cyber Advisory Practice Leader, Marsh
  • Dean Coclin, Sr. Director of Business Development, Website Security, Symantec
  • Bill Cosgrove, Managing Principal & Practice Leader, Financial & Executive Risks, EPIC
  • Leslie DeCato, Application Security Manager, California State University
  • Emy R. Donavan Head of Cyber, North America, Allianz
  • Mickey Estey, Senior Vice President, E&O/Cyber/Media, RT ProExec - RT Specialty
  • Christine Eveland, Technology, Media & Business Services, Beazley Insurance Services
  • Alisdair Faulkner, Co-Founder, Chief Products Officer, ThreatMetrix
  • Lauri Floresca, Senior Vice President & Partner, Co-Chair, Cyber Liability Team, Woodruff Sawyer
  • Ozzie Fonseca, Senior Director, Data Breach Resolution, Experian
  • Chris Fowler, General Counsel, California State University
  • Tim Francis, Enterprise Cyber Lead, Travelers
  • Yida Gao, Investor, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
  • Sidd Gavirneni, Co-Founder, Zeguro
  • Jason Glasgow, Vice President Cyber Lead, Allied World
  • Zachary Gifford, Director of System-wide Risk Management, California State University
  • Brad Gow, Senior Vice President, Endurance
  • Davis Hake, Cybersecurity Strategist, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Adam Hamm, Managing Director, Protiviti Global Consulting
  • John E. Howell, Partner, Wile Rein LLP
  • Sean Kanuck, first US National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues from 2011-2016 and Advisor at Cyence, Inc
  • Kevin Kirst, Director, Cyber Crime and Breach Response, PwC
  • Garrett Koehn, President Northwestern US, Regional Director, CRC Insurance Group
  • Winston Krone, Managing Director, Kivu
  • Aaron Laderman, Regional Underwriting Manager, Financial Lines, AIG
  • Florence Levy, Senior Vice President, Cyber / E&O Practice, JLT Specialty USA
  • Catherine C.  Lyle, Claims Expert, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Ellen MacDonald Farrell, Senior Counsel Washington, D.C., Crowell Moring
  • Wes McClelland, Vice President, Federal Affairs, American Insurance Association
  • Robin Mestre, Principal Strategic Advisor, Google Cloud Platform
  • Pascal Millaire, VP & GM, Symantec [2017 Conference Co-Chair]
  • Austin Murphy, Director, Incident Response Services, CrowdStrike
  • Kara Owens, Global Head of Cyber Risk, TransRe
  • Bob Parisi, Managing Director, Marsh
  • William Perry, Chief Information Security Officer, California State University
  • Lisa Phillips, National Practice Advisor, Wells Fargo Insurance Services
  • Jordan Rankell, Assistant Vice President, West Coast Regional Underwriting Manager, NAS
  • Thomas Reagan, Managing Director, Marsh
  • Philip Rosace, Solutions Manager, Cyence
  • Jay Sarzen, Senior Analyst (Consulting & Research Lead), P&C Insurance Segment, Aite Group
  • Andy Steingruebl, Senior Director, PayPal
  • Richard Sunny, Operations Vice President, Operations Claims Manager, FM Global
  • Mark Weatherford, SVP, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, vArmour
  • Brian White, COO, RedOwl
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