Culture, Collaboration and Cybersecurity: Shaping the Way of Future Tech

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Virtual

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While technology companies struggle to strike a balance in the current and emerging environment, with a remote workforce becoming and possibly remaining more of the norm than it ever has been, we must explore the implications on culture, collaboration and cybersecurity. Professionals in every industry are faced with similar challenges, but the irony in tech, the industry most naturally able to react to the new normal, is whether we will embrace our capacity for flexibility or attempt to return to what once was as soon as possible.


Our Distinguished Panelists



Mark Orttung


Mark is CEO of Nexient, a 100% US, 100% Agile product development services company. Before joining Nexient in 2014, Mark was President and COO of, a SaaS offering allowing companies to automate their payables and receivables. Prior to, Mark held product and development leadership roles at Rearden Commerce (now Deem), GetThere, and Genesys. Mark began his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), where he focused on software and methodology development.


Josh Johnson

Head of Internal Audit
NortonLifeLock, Inc.

Josh Johnson is responsible for the Global Internal Audit function. The primary responsibilities of the his function include: internal audits, external reporting support, risk management and reporting, and business/system control reviews. Prior to leading the NortonLifeLock Internal Audit department, Josh was responsible for the Compliance Operations program in the Symantec Consumer Business Unit and LifeLock Inc.


Dr. Kai Westerwelle

Bird & Bird

Kai is a German Certified Specialist Attorney for Information Technology with more than 25 years of experience in Germany and the US advising international companies on privacy, IT transactions, international business and international expansion. Kai lectures privacy at universities in Germany and the US. He is the Chair of the Special Interest Group DATA of the German American Business Association and a member of the Board of Advisors of the International Privacy + Security Forum.


Adam Mansour

VP of Sales Engineering

Adam Mansour is the Head of Sales Engineering at IntelliGO Networks, which was acquired by ActZero in January 2020, where he advises clients on security challenges and compliance. Previous to his time at IntelliGO, Adam has been working as a design and implementation lead for Security Operations Centers at Large Financial Institutions, Retailers, and Defence Contractors and specializing in Data Loss Prevention and Advanced Threats.


Our Moderator


Joe Benfatti

Partner, Risk Consulting Services

Joe leads the Security, Privacy and Risk consulting practice in the firm’s Western Markets and specializes in security, privacy and third-party reporting. He has a broad range of experience in information systems, security assessments, auditing and risk assessments, internal control reviews, third-party attestation engagements (System and Organization Controls [SOC] engagements, examinations and other attest functions), Payment Card Industry (PCI) and other prescribed standard information and data security assessments focused on the Technology industry.