We are pleased to announce a few of the distinguished speakers joining us at Zenith Live. Additional leaders in cloud, technology, and industry will be added to the speaker lineup in the days ahead.


David Branik

VP, Head of Telecoms


Ulrike Goose

EVP Enterprise IT


Mohamed Marfouk

Operations Director


Alisa Choong

VP and CIO of Projects and Technology


Jamie Bartlett

Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social  Media


Youssef Tahani

Group CTO


Bharat Shah

Corporate VP of Cloud + AI Security


Yves Delanoy

Global Cybersecurity Operations Manager


Matthias Quernheim

Infrastructure Manager


Ulrike Goose

EVP Enterprise IT

Since October 2018, Ulrike Goose is Member of the Management Board of E.ON Digital Technology (formerly E.ON Business Services) heading the Enterprise IT Division. In her current role she is mainly responsible for all IT operations and central service management and integration.

Before joining E.ON, Ulrike was in charge of B2B IT at Vodafone, IT Director of Telecom Austria and in different IT management position at Deutsche Post/DHL and gedas (Volkswagen IT).

Matthias Quernheim

Infrastructure Manager

Matthias held various positions in the IT Pharma Industry in the areas of global support functions, research and development, industrial and IT Infrastructure. Matthias is based in Frankfurt, Germany and has more than 30 years’ experience in IT. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science.

Yves Delanoy

Global Cybersecurity Operations Manager

Yves Delanoy, has 17 years of proficiency in the cybersecurity field, working for telco operators and major industries with experience ranging from the ISMS to setting up and manage a SOC and a CSIRT. Yves has been managing the Global cybersecurity operations within Technip between 2014 and 2017, then TechnipFMC since the merge of both companies in 2017.

Rob Franch

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer beginning May 2014 leading a team of 250 IT professionals across 60 countries focused on delivering best in class global solutions for clients & colleagues.

Tony Fergusson


Tony Fergusson is an Infrastructure architect, working with many technologies within the Enterprise with a focus on the Security. Tony has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has been recently focusing his efforts on how to secure the enterprise and the internet of things using emerging technologies like software defined perimeter and cloud security.

George Maddaloni

Global CTO

George Maddaloni is AIG Global Chief Technology Officer. As Chief Technology Officer, George is responsible for delivering compute, cloud, network, employee and identity access services to AIG businesses. He also partners closely with business CIOs on both the technology modernization strategy and agenda for  AIG.

George has over 25 years of experience in the financial services and technology industry. He joined AIG in October 2015 from UBS, where he was Managing Director, Americas Infrastructure and Global Network Operations. Prior to UBS, he spent 20 years in various positions at AT&T. His most notable role at AT&T was Vice President, Global Managed Services and Outsourcing, where he was responsible for running enterprise networks for Internal AT&T and several Fortune 100 Financial, Manufacturing and Technology companies.

Alex Philips

Chief Information Officer

Alex Philips is the Global Chief Information Officer at National Oilwell Varco (NOV). He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Information Technologies, Systems, Applications and Security in support of NOV’s business plan and strategic goals.

Alex joined National Oilwell Varco in 1997 as an IT Implementation Engineer and subsequently held roles as IT Infrastructure Manager and Director IT Security. He successfully led the IT integration of 300+ acquisitions while the company grew from 4,200 to 35,000+ computer users.

Benjamin Vaughn


With over twenty years of experience in the information security and physical security fields, Benjamin is an ardent advocate for information sharing and continued vigilance of advanced eCrime and foreign government threat actors in enterprise computing environments. As Chief Information Security Officer for Hyatt, Benjamin and his team work every day to further Hyatt’s purpose of ‘Taking Care Of People So They Can Be Their Best’.

Marij Kouwenhoven


Marij brings more than 20 years of technology leadership experience to the CIO role. She is has a passion for enabling companies to achieve business value out of their technology. Prior to joining Nature’s Bounty, Marij was CIO of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). At DFA she led the transformation of the IT organization into an agile business focused organization.

Under Marij’s leadership DFA became one of the first large enterprises that successfully migrated to the cloud while modernizing the technology architecture, automating, insourcing IT and reducing spend.

Randy Herold


Randy Herold is the Chief Information Security and Chief Privacy Officer for ManpowerGroup, responsible for overseeing ManpowerGroup’s Information Security and Privacy efforts globally. Prior to joining ManpowerGroup Herold held technology leadership roles with PHH, Chubb/ACE Group, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nielsen/Arbitron and multiple government defense contractors. He has received various technology related certifications and is a member of numerous security and technology professional organizations.

Rich Baich


Rich Baich is AIG’s Chief Information Security Officer. In this role, he is responsible for developing, implementing, and operating an information security strategy to address AIG’s cyber risks. He is responsible for protecting AIG’s data and managing cybersecurity related risks while enabling the business.

Prior to joining AIG, Rich was the chief information security officer for Wells Fargo, where he oversaw information security strategy and governance, security engineering, line-of-business engagement, and cyber defense and monitoring.

Jeff Mealiffe

Principal Program Manager

Jeff Mealiffe is a Principal Program Manager on the Office 365 engineering team. In his 19-year tenure at Microsoft, he has held various engineering roles related to the Exchange server and Office 365 service products. His current position leading the Office 365 FastTrack Workload PM team is focused on connectivity, security, and client access for Office 365 services. In this role he and his team focus on strategic projects across multiple Office 365 workloads, working directly with some of our largest customers to ensure their Office 365 services are running as efficiently as possible.

Paul Collinge

Senior Program Manager

Paul has worked at Microsoft since 2004 and is a Senior Program Manager in the Microsoft Office 365 Engineering team, primarily looking after network connectivity and performance to the service. Working directly with Microsoft’s largest customers to assist with their cloud network transformation, helping them to plan and optimize their enterprise connectivity to deliver best in class infrastructure for the modern world.

Paul’s role utilizes the knowledge gained from this work to drive engineering changes and improvements to Microsoft’s infrastructure and has also enabled him to gain industry wide experience of the challenges and solutions to both enterprise Office 365 connectivity, and wider modern network best practices. Knowledge which he regularly shares with audiences at conferences and events around the world.

Jamie Bartlett

Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media

Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he has become one of the UK’s leading thinkers on politics and technology. Jamie’s most recent book The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it) was released in April 2018 and discusses the precarious future of democratic society in the tech age.

He is also the author of Radicals Chasing Utopia: Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change the World, about political outsiders that reject the way we live today, and The Dark Net, an examination of the hidden corners of the internet, its strange subcultures, and the protagonists that inhabit it – from trolls, Bitcoin miners, political extremists and members of the hacktivist group Anonymous, to drug dealers, computer scientists and neo-Nazis. He writes regularly for several national media outlets including Spectator and The Telegraph. His main topics are cyber security and privacy online, new political movements, social media research and analysis, and internet cultures.

Youssef Tahani

Group CTO

Youssef Tahani is graduated as an engineer from Ecole Centrale – Paris, France. Youssef is currently Group CTO in the IT and Digital Department of ENGIE, in charge of global programs for IT Infrastructure transformation. Previously, Youssef has been CTO of Energy Services Business Line and has held several IT positions within ENGIE Group.

Bharat Shah

Corporate VP of Cloud + AI Security

A 30+ year veteran of Microsoft, Bharat Shah is Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud + AI Security Division. He leads the teams responsible for making Azure the most secure cloud platform, incl. Azure Security Center, Azure Sentinel, Azure Key Vault, and Azure IoT security. He also leads security product development teams for user and infrastructure-oriented security, incl. Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA), Azure Advanced Threat Protection (AATP), Microsoft Cloud Application Security (MCAS), Azure Information Protection (AIP), Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, Microsoft Security Graph, etc. The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) and Data Center Security team are also in his organization.

Alisa Choong

VP and CIO of Projects and Technology

As VP and CIO of IT Services and Operations at Shell, Alisa is responsible for end user IT strategy for Shell’s employees and contractors globally. In her previous roles as P&T CIO and EVP Technical and Competitive IT (TaCIT), Alisa cultivated Shell’s digital transformation by maturing cutting-edge technologies building capabilities required to operationalize Shell’s Digital Strategy.

Mohamed Marfouk

Operations Director

Mohamed has over 30 years of experience in project, change management and general management. He is specialized in IT, Purchasing, Supply Chain and  Turnaround.

Salim Ismail


Salim Ismail is the Founder and Chair of ExO Works, a team of innovation experts who create customized solutions for corporations and organizations seeking to remain relevant in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Salim co-founded ExO Works in 2016 to help transform global business by catapulting organizations into the world of exponential thinking. ExO Works delivers a 10-week program called the ExO Sprint that leapfrogs an organization's mindset forward by two years. He is also the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, a sought-after technology strategist, and a renowned entrepreneur with ties to Yahoo!, Google, and Singularity University.

Alex Simons

Corporate VP of Program Management

Alex joined the Identity Division in January of 2012 and is responsible for driving Microsoft’s business and consumer identity strategy and product plans. Alex spearheaded Microsoft’s rapid shift to building cloud based identity and security services including creating the vision and direction for Azure AD Premium. He is also a vocal champion inside and outside Microsoft for supporting open standards and 3rd party platforms.

Ben Sapiro

Global CISO

Ben Sapiro is the head of Cyber Security for Canada Life’s group of companies which include Irish Life, Putnam and Empower. Prior to joining Canada Life, Ben has led security in multiple sectors including cloud based services, natural resources and professional services.

Phil Armstrong


Philip joined Canada Life in January of 2016 and is currently responsible for technology governance and strategy across Canada Life, with a focus on technology innovation, digital transformation, cyber security, hybrid-cloud enablement, risk management, employee productivity, big data analytics, A.I. and robotic process automation. Reporting to the CEO, Philip is a member of the Lifeco Executive Management Committee and Executive Risk Committee.

Andrew Stanley


Andrew Stanley is a seasoned technology executive who has spent 20 years across multiple industries building strong teams, driving transformation programs, and delivering novel solutions to difficult technology problems. He is continuously recognized by his teams as a strong, engaged leader who empowers his teams to decide and succeed.

Since 2017, Andrew Stanley has served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Mars, Incorporated, a global consumer goods, petcare, and veterinary health company headquartered in Washington, DC. Mr. Stanley has a deep background in cybersecurity, which started in his pre-university years designing one-way hashing algorithms.

Ken Athanasiou


Ken Athanasiou is the Chief Information Security Officer at VF Corporation and serves on the Board of Managers for Spirion, the Board of Directors for the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center, and the Board of Directors for the National Technology Security Coalition. Ken has extensive experience in information security and risk management. His career includes senior positions with global companies in the retail and financial service sectors as well as thirteen years of service as an officer in the United States Air Force. Just prior to joining VF Corporation he was the Chief Information Security Officer for AutoNation. Ken holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master’s Degree in Computer Resources Management and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Richard Stiennon

Chief Research Analyst

Richard Stiennon is Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 to cover the 2,200 vendors that make up the IT security industry. He has presented on the topic of cybersecurity in 29 countries on six continents. He is a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is the author of Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and Washington Post Best Seller, There Will Be Cyberwar. He writes for Forbes, CSO Magazine, and The Analyst Syndicate.

Jay Chaudhry

CEO, Chairman and Founder

Jay leverages more than 25 years of security industry expertise, including engineering, sales, marketing and management experience with leading organizations, such as IBM, NCR and Unisys. Prior to founding Zscaler in 2008, he founded and led AirDefense, a wireless security pioneer, before its acquisition by Motorola. From 2000 to 2006, Jay founded and led CipherTrust, the industry’s first email security gateway, before its merger with Secure Computing. He also founded and led CoreHarbor, a managed ecommerce solution, before it was acquired by USi/AT&T. In 1996, Jay founded and led his first company, SecureIT, the first pure-play Internet security service, before it was acquired by VeriSign in 1998.