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NTXISSA October 21, 2021 Monthly Meeting

October 21, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Welcome back, NTXISSA Members and Guests!!!

Maggiano’s Little Italy, North Ballroom, $15 for Members, $28 for Guests

6001 W Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093



Panel Discussion: What is Ethics:


Pablo Romera, Solution Advisor at LAM Technology,
Paola Saibene, Principal at Teknion USA
Peter Vogel, OF Counsel at Foley & Lardner
MODERATOR: Steve Mleziva, Board Member & Events Director at North Texas ISSA

This esteemed panel will provide their input on a variety of ethics-related issues such as:

  • The role of data monetization in cyber security
  • The ethics of censorship in business and its consequences on innovation
  • Contract Terms & Click-Through Agreements
  • A judges knowledge of cyber risk
  • GDRP & Other Privacy Laws

Ethics comes from the ancient Greek ēthikós (ἠθικός) which, unbeknownst to most, means “habit”, interpreted as the practice of deciding what is right, and what is wrong. And since habits are typically subject to change, how do we determine which habits are right or wrong?  The intent of this panel is to help provide the leaders in the audience with the potential framework and structure to be able to respectfully and understandably have the ethics and compliance conversation to ensure no one is left behind as it pertains to risk management, which counterintuitively to the word “risk”, should be an organization’s greatest asset.


Presentation Leaders:
 Pablo Romera, Solution Advisor at LAM Technology

Pablo is a strategic business/technical advisor at LAM Technology, which ranks in the Top 1% of IT Consultancy Firms in the US, and only one awarded the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics based on trust, performance and integrity. Leading as an effective catalyst for technology and operational improvement, he is experienced in deliberating with stakeholders from HR, IT, operations, business, finance and security. And having held several advisory board roles, Pablo is habitually relentless at investigating the organization’s cultural and operational landscape, allowing for the betterment of the customer journey from the decommissioning of legacy technologies and processes, to the adoption and internalization of new ones. Lastly, he is in constant training for best practices and high level supplier landscape productization of offerings as part of his responsibilities at LAM.

 Paola Saibene, Principal at Teknion USA
Paola Saibene has been a technologist for 26 years, having held multiple C-suite roles (CIO, CTO, CSO) in large, global organizations, and having received national awards in digital innovation and in cybersecurity.  She has also worked as a Data Privacy Officer and as a VP of Enterprise Risk Management.  Presently, Paola leads the Data Governance Practice at Teknion Data Solutions and teaches at Georgetown University (Information Security Master’s Program), Dallas Baptist University(Digital Risk Management Program), and the ENAE University in Spain(Master’s in Data Science ).  Her curriculum is built on data seen from a “Governance by Design” approach, infused with Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Digital Ethics, Enterprise Risk Management, and Information Security Law.  She is also the co-author of the “CISO Mentor”.

 Peter Vogel, OF Counsel at Foley & Lardner
As a lawyer for more than 30 years, Peter combines his technical and business background with his legal expertise to help companies with IT (Information Technology), blockchain, cryptocurrencies, cyber intrusion, Internet litigation, dispute resolution, M&A, and contract negotiation. Prior to practicing law he worked as a computer programmer, systems analyst, and management consultant for companies acquiring IT and related services, and received a Masters in Computer Science. His experience as an Adjunct Professor in the Law of eCommerce keeps him current on the fast moving evolution of cyber intrusions and the Internet. He has written a legal column for www.eCommerceTimes.com,  and is often quoted in the media about Internet issues and crises. Peter’s blog on the Internet, IT & eDiscovery is widely recognized for timely topics and thought-provoking ideas: www.vogelitlawblog.com

Steve Mleziva, Board Member & Events Director at North Texas ISSA
Steve has served in various sales and management positions in information technology for 27 years.  In that time, Steve has worked with companies and universities of all sizes to assist them with their IT software and security objectives.  Steve is recognized by his peers for consistently exemplifying the highest degree of integrity in his work with customers, prospects, partners and co-workers alike.  He has been a mentor in the workplace and has mentored hundreds of youth in nearly two decades of youth sports coaching.  In addition to being a member of the NTX ISSA Board of Directors and currently serving as the chapter’s Events Director, Steve is a sales executive with SailPoint assisting large companies with improving their identity governance posture.


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Members registration: $15
Non-member registration: $28


October 21, 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Maggiano’s Little Italy
6001 West Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093 United States
(972) 781-0776