The Consciously Secure Leader Virtual Conference

The Consciously Secure Leader Virtual Conference 

Tuesday, October 20, 202011am – 3pm EST  REGISTER NOW!

As a C-level leader, or entrepreneur, it’s scary to think about all of the things that need to happen in a business: strategy, digital transformation, HR, sales, big data, marketing, privacy, compliance, technology, globalism, corporate responsibility, product development, and more.

There are so many responsibilities these days, so much to learn and pivot, particularly in a pandemic environment and economic downturn. It’s all moving so quickly.

It’s no surprise C-level leaders wonder how to manage all of this along with cybersecurity.

The reality is it’s not going to stop. You just have to figure out how you are going to manage through it all.

If this sounds like you, you are in the right place. Join us on October 20th for this conference and learn from forward thinking leaders on the topics of cybersecurity and leading as a C-level leader in the current environment for 2020 and beyond.

As a cybersecurity company, leading in crises is what we do consistently, and at PurePoint International, we are committed to meeting our clients where they are with cybersecurity, privacy, data security consulting. Our clients are innovative, forward-thinking, socially conscious people leading businesses from start-up to $350M in revenue. They are not just concerned about themselves or their businesses, but those they care about and love most in their workplace and community.  

The Consciously Secure LeaderSeries, and our brand Consciously Secure Living, address unique and important concerns raised by members in our PurePoint community to support our leaders where they are and talk about all topics related to safety and security for human beings, and help leaders create inner security so they can create outer security for those they care about most (teams, communities and families).  

After nearly ten years, we are excited to host our inaugural The Consciously Secure Leader Virtual Conference on the topics of cybersecurity, information governance, identity access management, racial inclusion, leading as a Deputy CSO in a pandemic environment and leading security as a CEO, or C-level leaderin the complexity of today’s world. 

Consciously Secure Leadership Virtual Conference is an extension of our Consciously Secure Leader Series with two tracks: 

The Consciously Secure Business (track for B2B and enterprise businesses).

The Consciously Secure Entrepreneur (track for entrepreneurs with up to 50 employees).


The Consciously Secure Leader Virtual Conference Agenda: 

11am EST – 11:15pm EST Welcome with Jessica Robinson, CEO, PurePoint International 

11:15am EST – 12:15pm EST – One on One Fireside Chat with Patrick Menez: A Personal  Journey Through Cybersecurity and Leading in a PandemicDeputy Group Chief Security OfficerAXA  

Track 1 – The Consciously Secure Business:

12:15pm EST – 1:15pm EST  Information Governance, COVID and Understanding Your Data, Debra Guzov, Founder Guzov, LLC, Moderator, Larikus Scott, Partner and Consultant, PurePoint International; ; Antonia Savaria, Founder, Atlantia Advisors

Track 2 – The Consciously Secure Entrepreneur:

12:15pm EST – 1:15pm EST – Screenside Chat with Jensine Larsen: Designing Safe Online Spaces for Voice and Leadership, Founder and CEO, World Pulse and Beverly HarrisVice President, Texas Mutual Insurance Company 

1:15pm EST – 1:55pm EST  Consciously Secure Leader Lightening Chat with Jonathan Terrell: Cybersecurity, Resilience, and Racial Inclusion, CEO KCIC 


Track 1 – The Consciously Secure Business:

1:55pm EST – 2:55pm EST  Innovation and Technology: Identity and Access Management in 2030 and Beyond, Tony Perez, CEO NetlokChristina MorilloCloud Security, Identity Engineering and Platform, Microsoft; Gotham Sharma, Exeltek Consulting Group; Neal Conlon, Business Strategist

Track 2 – The Consciously Secure Entrepreneur: 

1:55pm EST – 2:55pm EST – Entrepreneurs and Security: Leading Inclusively as a C-level Leader – Surabhi Lai, Moderator, Strategist, Educator, Consultant; Carrie Scott, Vice President, KCIC; Eduardo Placer, Founder, Fearless Communicators, Liz Stern, Global Giving Advisors; Vincent Palmieri, Managing Director, Source Power Company

2:55pm EST – 3:00pm EST – Closing with Jessica RobinsonCEO, PurePoint International 


Speakers (in alphabetical order): 

Neal Conlon is a mission-driven marine veteran and entrepreneur. Post military service, Neal has focused his skill set on technology, process, and people. Through his work, Neal has had access to some of the world’s most secure locations.  Having studied their business models, compliance frameworks, technology architecture; Neal is sought after to aid in developing complex systems. His work has protected fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries and he has worked with companies like Morgan Stanley, Liquidnet, and Fortress Capital, as well as new tech startups including Plurilock and Appguard that recently raised $100MM. Neal empowers and teaches cybersecurity to small and medium size business owners. He is also passionate about sales + marketing and he hosts men’s and women empowerment events. His focus is to listen to a person’s concerns and problem statement and engage with them in a way that will solve the problem while adding value.


As the founder of Guzov, LLC, Debra Guzov, is a leader in establishing a culture of partnership in providing innovative and efficient solutions to meet the needs of the individual client. Debra is experienced in representing clients in both State and Federal appellate courts, and also boasts an extensive history of participation in high-stakes business litigation. Her diverse background in litigation serves as a valuable resource to clients, providing unique insight in practicing litigation avoidance. Frequently assisting businesses as an outside general counsel, Debra specializes in strategizing and negotiating, in addition to drafting licensing, distribution, operating, shareholder, and employment agreements. With prior international law firm experience, Debra is well-versed in the complexities of international litigation and arbitration, including procedures for taking of evidence abroad, the prosecution and defense of lawsuits before international tribunals, the Hague Convention, and seizure of assets located abroad. A respected communicator and seasoned practitioner, Debra is a regular editorial contributor and lecturer on a variety of legal topics. 


Beverly Harris is the Vice President of Strategic Planning and Innovation at Texas Mutual Insurance Company. She has nearly two decades of experience analyzing and influencing operations, developing budgets and business plans, and recommending adjustments to ensure success. Beverly harnesses the power of research and data to develop strategy, and uses storytelling to foster organizational buy-in of strategic plans. She is passionate about innovation and strategic thinking and helping leaders prepare for known and unknown challenges of the future. Beverly is also passionate about supporting leaders in growing to become the best version of themselves. In her current role, she focuses on helping Texas Mutual achieve its organizational goals, while also looking ahead toward the ever-changing industry landscape. She earned a BSc. in Economics from Lincoln University and an MBA from St. Edwards University. She is on the advisory board of PurePoint International.


Surabhi Lal is a facilitator, professor, storyteller, and consultant who is in the business of the future of work for individuals, teams, and organizations. She champions inclusive workplaces and uses empathy and strategy to create cultures where individuals and teams thrive. Over the course of her career, she has coached thousands of job seekers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses to help them achieve meaningful success. Surabhi brings her mission of building a better future of work to her roles as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and as the founder of SL Collaborative Ventures LLC, and the Chief Impact Officer at Luminary. She is a certified CliftonStrengths Coach and teaches courses and workshops that focus on management, leadership, workplace effectiveness, and career development.


Jensine Larsen is an unstoppable, award-winning social media entrepreneur, speaker and visionary. Jensine (Yen-See-Nah) is the founder of World Pulse, a digital communication network connecting women worldwide and bringing them a global voice. Today World Pulse is powered by tens of thousands of women from more than 190 countries, including those from villages using internet cafes and cell phones, collectively improving the lives of 17.4 million people. For over a decade Jensine has made it her job to listen to women on the ground around the world. She is a frequent speaker on how social media and technological innovation is a powerful accelerator for women’s global empowerment.



Patrick Menez is the Deputy Group Chief Security Officer at AXA. After a specialization in neural network and Information System Management in the US, and an e-business start-up adventure, Patrick joined the AXA Group shortly after 9/11 to work on Operational Resilience at the Group level.  He progressively extended his scope of action to Operational Risk, Information Security, Compliance and Safety, in particular, in the Group IT department. He is now Deputy Group Chief Security Officer in charge of Security Risk, Assurance and supervises local entities security. He holds several certifications including CISSP and CCSP.  Patrick is a voracious learner, speaks EnglishFrenchSpanish and Indonesian, and lives in Paris, France. 


Christina Morillo is an information security, enterprise identity professional, and technical product manager. Christina’s experience across enterprise security and identity, insider threat, cloud identity programs & deployments, has taken her to companies like Morgan Stanley, Fitch Ratings, AllianceBernstein, and currently Microsoft. Christina advocates for and is passionate about meeting people and companies where they are. She is also a proponent of making security practical, accessible and easy to digest (sometimes with the help of basketball analogies 🙂 In addition to her professional work, Christina co-leads Women in Security and Privacy’s NYC Chapter, and volunteers with multiple organization aligned with her mission of getting more women and underestimated folks in tech.  In 2015, she also co-founded #WOCinTech Chat, the grassroots initiative best known for boosting visual representation through the open-source collection of stock photos featuring women of color technologists. With over 94 Million views and counting, the images have been used across countless mediums and have inspired other collections in the process. You can find Christina on Twitter. To learn more about her professional experience, look here. 


Vincent Palmieri, Managing Director at Source Power Company has 24 years of diverse experience in the energy industry. He has designed, managed and led top-performing teams in banking, trading, Energy Service Company (“ESCO”) and utility environments covering both physical and financial markets in oil, natural gas and electricity. Vincent has successfully lead organizations through start-up, survival, turnaround and growth modes while consistently meeting or surpassing shareholder expectations.   He is an evangelist for the continued integration of renewable energy into our daily lives and a firm believer in an energy revolution where sustainability will drive markets. Prior to joining the Source Power leadership team, Vincent served as CEO of East Coast Power & Gas where he successfully grew sales 10X on an ever-expanding customer base.  It was here that Vincent gained an appreciation for data integrity and the many risks associated with managing it’s access, transmission and storage of it.  Having been the target of a whaling attack, he quickly realized the value of a comprehensive sound cyber security plan. Vincent is a lifelong Mets, Jets and Rangers fan. He considers his greatest achievement a work in progress – raising his two school-aged children.


Anthony “Tony” Perez, is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Netlok. He carved out a successful career in building businesses around break-through products rooted in technology, security and innovation. His first experience in security occurred when he received a US Army “secret” clearance to work with nuclear ordinance and performed advanced calculations without computer assistance. Mr. Perez received a field promotion to US Army Captain, Artillery, and was awarded the Purple Heart in combat. This experience grounded him in the importance of security best practices, which he implements in working with intellectual properties and new product development. Mr. Perez is a visionary and became intrigued with cyber-technology and the growing issues around security and privacy. In an online world where large-scale, devastating hacking events were becoming commonplace, his research pointed out that passwords needed to be replaced. He determined that creating a user-friendly passwordless login was the best approach to gaining security and privacy for online users. He created a unique photo authentication technology (called Photolok®) that replaces passwords with greater online security, including situational security. In October 2017, Netlok started to receive innovation awards for its state-of-the-art authentication. Today Photolok is serving as a foundation for positioning Netlok as a leading company in Identity and Access Management (IAM) and password replacement. He is an insightful, engaging, dynamic and passionate speaker on cyber-security, and his TEDx talk entitled “Black Hats Rising” has gained an enthusiastic response. Mr. Perez enjoys living in Santa Barbara, CA. 


Eduardo Placer is the CEO and Founder of Fearless Communicatorsa dynamic speaking and communications coaching business. He coaches people how to become effective communicators by providing them with the tools to lead and deliver their message to an audience. Eduardo believes that everyone has something to say and is committed to unlocking their voice and unleashing their story for admissions interviews and videos. His clients include the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School of Business, Yale University, The Juilliard School, Google, Bank of America, and HBO. Other collaborations include The Somewhere Project with Carnegie Hall, the Muslim Jewish Conference, and the UHAI- East African Sexual Health Initiative. Before founding Fearless, Eduardo was a professional actor for 15 years, and has performed in over 35 plays and musicals throughout the United States. He holds a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a MFA in Acting from the University of California, San Diego. He originally hails from Miami Florida, and is a proud grandson of immigrants who fled both fascism in Spain and communism in Cuba. 


Jessica Robinson is Founder and CEO of PurePoint International helping CEOs and C-level leaders bridge the gap among data security, cyber risk and privacy. PurePoint International provides cybersecurity consulting and training for financial services, insurance and other middle market global companies up to $350M in revenue. Consciously Secure Living (CSL) has been part of the PurePoint brand since the inception of the company. Jessica’s vision to create a different kind of security company has earned the company an award for International Affairs and Women’s Security from Jaycees Philippines-New York Chapter. Prior to starting PurePoint International, Jessica worked with a Fortune 50 company leading and supporting a $600M security business. Jessica is also on the board of the authentication technology company Netlok and the social media platform World Pulse. Jessica is a keynote speaker with insurance and health care organizations, and speaks internationally on cybersecurity, innovation and racial and gender inclusion. 


Antonia Savaria advises innovative and disruptive technology firms that utilize distributed ledger/blockchain, digital assets and smart contracts.  She provides strategic, regulatory and transactional advice on matters related to corporate and securities law, regulatory frameworks in the US and select foreign jurisdictions, the New York BitLicense, digital exchanges licensing requirements, as well as C-suite advisory solutions.  She also negotiates and drafts a variety of agreements, including those related to general corporate and governance matters and counsels on matters related to cybersecurity, privacy and BSA/AML/KYC. Antonia is a thought leader and frequently writes, speaks and presents on blockchain, digital assets and FinTech topics, as well as cybersecurity and privacy.  She has been published in The New York Law Journal, FinTech Connector, quoted in Hedge Fund Alert and has participated as a speaker in discussions and panels, organized and hosted by Rimes, Stifel, Fox Rothschild, The Monday Club, and the Center of Entrepreneurial Finance and College of Business, Stony Brook University.  Antonia is also a continuing legal education teacher/presenter.


Carrie Scott is a Vice President at KCIC, a nationally recognized technology and consulting firm that focuses on the management of product liabilities and insurance assets. As the firm’s technology lead, Carrie is responsible for ensuring KCIC’s technology is leading-edge and supports the client’s needs.  Carrie is able to leverage her deep understanding of technology on the consulting side of the business where she leads many KCIC clients, through their day-to-day and long-term strategic goals using the Ligado platform. Her extensive background in data analysis has also supported her expertise in complex data analysis and reconstruction. Carrie provides expert and fact-witness testimony for cases involving claims administration procedures and industry standards, insurance allocation and billing practices, proof of underlying exhaustion, data migration, and database analysis. 


Larikus Scott has over a decade of professional experience in providing value added solutions in response to Global Electronic Discovery requests and Litigation Support activities. At Global Colleague Larikus is responsible for expanding the government services area to bring the core business areas to the public sector.  Larikus worked at Verizon Business, Larikus has implemented Early Case Assessment methodologies resulting in continuous cost savings over the litigation life cycle and created eDiscovery response plans internally and for Fortune 1000 companies. Larikus has also served as the technical lead on litigation support requests involving data processing / analysis and document review on high profile cases for AMLAW 100 law firms. Larikus was the lead technical analyst at Lockheed Martin serving the Department of Justice’s Civil Frauds, Anti-Trust, and Criminal Divisions internal litigation and investigation matters. 


Gotham Sharma is an award-winning educator, writer, and speaker Gotham Sharma is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the New York City based Exeltek Consulting Group – a cybersecurity & digital privacy advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations strengthen their security posture. Prior to joining the Exeltek Consulting Group, Gotham designed and deployed data security solutions for Fortune 500 financial organizations including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley. His work has appeared in Cybercrime Magazine and the Cybersecurity Skills Journal. Gotham previously served the City of New York in his capacity as an Auxiliary Police Officer for the NYPD and held the rank of Specialist in the New York Guard, under the Division of Military and Naval Affairs. 


Liz Stern is a Global Legacy Expert & Coach, Business Coach, Philanthropic Advisor, Keynote Speaker and founder of Global Giving Advisors a legacy development and philanthropic consulting firm. She has traveled to over 90 countries and applies all that she has learned to her work with clients. Since 2007, Liz has assisted individuals, families, foundations and corporations to define their Legacy and live even more fulfilling lives. Her clients have invested and contributed over $95 million dollars to address economic, social and humanitarian challenges and drive social impact and global change. 


Jonathan Terrell is the Founder and President of KCIC, a technology and consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., which helps companies manage their product liabilities. Jonathan has more than 35 years of international financial services experience with a multi-disciplinary background in accounting, finance, and insurance. For decades, Jonathan Terrell has partnered with corporate policyholders in preserving and recovering insurance assets for toxic tort, medical device litigation, sexual abuse claims, environmental recovery, and other liabilities. In demand as an expert witness, Jonathan provides testimony in a variety of insurance-related subject matters, including proof of underlying exhaustion, insurance allocations, economic damages, credit risk, insurance company reorganizations and insurance industry custom and practice. A dedicated philanthropist, voracious reader, vegan chef, and avid endurance athlete. Jonathan lives with his wife and two sons in Washington DC. In 2018, making a connection between his lifelong interest in mental illness and endurance athletics, Jonathan completed the World Marathon Challenge, running seven marathons in seven days on seven continents to raise funds and awareness for a new mental health unit at Children’s National.