Christopher Walcutt is the VP of Connected Systems at DirectDefense with 20 years of experience in network design, information security, risk analysis & mitigation and compliance in the energy, financial,
higher education, and manufacturing sectors. Walcutt is involved with several research initiatives involving the University of Central Florida, Soar Technology, and DARPA as a subject matter expert for energy, smart integrated infrastructure and critical infrastructure security.
Travis Cox is Co-Director of Sales Engineering at Inductive Automation. Travis started with Inductive Automation in 2003 and has previously served as director of training and director of support. Travis has overseen numerous successful launches of HMI and SCADA projects across various diverse industries. His exemplary work as an Ignition trainer and sales engineer has helped produce hundreds of vocal Ignition advocates who continue to drive the company’s growth.
Don Pearson brings over 35 years of management experience to the Inductive Automation team. His experience includes a broad business background of ownership and management positions in the food & beverage and hospitality sectors, and a business consulting partnership in the healthcare and insurance industries. Additionally, Don spent nearly 20 years in sales and management roles for a new-media company. He currently oversees Inductive Automation’s sales and marketing initiatives and works closely with the management team to develop and execute the overall corporate strategy.
Richard Stuart has over 20 years of IT experience working with Utilities improving their business efficiencies through various ERP and Digital Transformation initiatives. Richard has been Director of Information Technology for California Water Service Company since 2014. He has been instrumental in establishing the Company’s Cyber Security Program. Richard is currently leading the implementation of a program that builds a separate SCADA network, replaces its’ SCADA system throughout California and complies with NIST and DFARS.
Marc Glenn has been cybersecurity professional for over twenty three years. Hes is a retired Army veteran and his career began in 1989 where he worked as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle systems engineer, telecommunications specialist and trainer. In 1998 he became a computer specialist and network engineer with the California National Guard. From 2000 to 2014, Glenn worked with the Department of Defense in various roles culminating in his assignment as the California National Guard’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
In July of 2014 Marc began working for the Employment Development Department creating the department’s first Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC). In 2015, Marc retired from the military as the first official, J6 / G6 Sergeant Major for the California National Guard and State of California Military Department.
Vitaliy Panych joined the Office of Information Security as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), effective beginning of 2019, and then taking over as the State CISO in the acting capacity shortly thereafter. In this role he has been focused on enabling the continuous maturity of Statewide Risk Governance, Security Operations, and Incident Response within the Executive branch in California. Panych has more than 17 years of public and private sector experience, including security leadership roles within three of the largest California Agencies, including the largest Correctional organization in the world. Under the leadership of Panych, he has established highly functional information security teams to build cyber security defenses and operational capabilities from the ground up. This includes building new security operations practices for multiple agencies and supporting all facets of risk management for large scale multi-billion business operations in support of missions covering Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Medical, Educational, Financial benefit/collection and Industrial complex. Panych’s education includes a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento, and possession of multitude of industry security professional certifications (CISSP, CICSP, GREM, GXPN, GPEN, GCFA).