Taking charge of the API security lifecycle
A 3-part executive series for enterprise security leaders

Learn how to mature your secure API development culture through this series of talks by experts and technologists from:

Enterprise security leaders must reimagine application security in an API-first reality

The modern enterprise is becoming an API machine. But with every new API you publish, the application stack becomes more complex than ever.

With legacy application security programs aren’t ready for this complexity, security leaders are searching for new strategies to better partner with developers, keep up with changes, and remediate faster.

This executive series for enterprise security leaders includes three 1-hour sessions, featuring leading security, product and development experts.

October 6th || Sharing is Caring: Securing APIs as a team

October 20th || Let there be light: Visibility across stages

November 3rd || Goodbye bottlenecks: Automating for efficiency


Sandy Carielli, Principal Analyst

Sandy is a principal analyst at Forrester advising security and risk professionals on application security, with a particular emphasis on the collaboration among security and risk, application development, operations, and business teams. Her research covers topics such as proactive security design, security testing in the software delivery lifecycle, protection of applications in production environments, and remediation of hardware and software flaws.

Peter Gerdenitsch, Head of Group Information & Cyber Security | Group CISO

As Group CISO, Peter Gerdenitsch is responsible for Information & Cyber Security across Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) Group since 2015. Before that Peter held several roles with RBI as well as in a big international consulting company.


Moe Shamim, Deputy CISO of US Consulting

Moe Shamim is an IT executive with over 15 years of experience devising and implementing strategies for cloud transformation, application management, data science, cybersecurity, and regulatory compliance within the financial services, retail, and consulting industries.As Deputy CISO of US Consulting for Deloitte LLP, Moe leads the development and modernization of information security systems and manages cybersecurity, conducts audit readiness, and is responsible for exception approvals for ~65k employees. In his role as a Cloud Architecture and Security Manager, he facilitated multiple cloud migrations, DevOps transformation, Agile development, and M&A integration. Moe has been instrumental in positioning Deloitte as an industry leader of managed public cloud infrastructure and professional services worldwide, and key in enabling the company to garner a top spot in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for 3 years in a row.

Tishya Poteet, Enterprise API Lifecycle Mgmt and Engineering Acceleration Manager

Tishya Poteet is Head of Enterprise API Lifecycle Management and Engineering Acceleration at Wells Fargo.  She has held this role since June 2020.  Previously Tishya served as VP of Product Development for a fintech startup.  She has more than 20 years of experience leading technology teams in the financial industry.  While at Wells Fargo, she managed global development delivery teams for consumer lending products ranging from home mortgage to educational and auto finance.  She was key in modernizing the credit card platform and also brought rules engine technology to Wells Fargo.  Tishya earned a BS in Information Technology from Arizona State University.  She has a passion for bringing business and technology together and enabling others.  In her free time, Tishya loves to spend time with her husband and son (current favorite activity is Pokemon hunting), read, and hike in the Sonoran desert.


Gabriel Maties, Senior Solution Architect​

Gabriel has 30+ years of IT experience, acquired while working across industries and continents. Over the past five years, he specialised in Cloud architecture design, API design and security, OAuth 2.0, Microservices architecture and service meshes (Istio, Kuma, SPIFFE, OPA), Kubernetes, Kafka and CI/CD.

Tony Curcio, Director of Product Management

For the past 20 years, Tony has been focused on helping organizations leverage data and application integration technologies to maximize the impact of their digital assets to fuel business transformation.  After years of building solutions with customers, he joined the IBM Product Management team where he led the strategy and roadmap for a diverse set of integration and governance technologies.  Tony now leads a worldwide team focused on helping customers through their digital transformation, spanning both cloud and on-premise topologies.

Phil Sturgeon, Developer Advocate

Phil Sturgeon is a Developer Advocate at Stoplight, focused on making API Design tools, writing about pragmatic API design & development, co-hosting the “API Intersection” podcast, and more. Previously a Product Manager at Stoplight.io, Phil aims to build community with the API industry and funnel feedback to the company to improve their open-source and Platform offerings. In his free time, Phil helps those in the tech world figure out how they can use their skills to make long-lasting environmental and sustainable changes for the better. Overall, Phil’s world meets at the intersection of API design and reforestation. Follow him on Twitter at @philsturgeon. 

Ravi Muthukrishnan, Senior Director, Product and Application Security

Ravi is a technologist and security expert specializing in web application security, cloud security, data protection, risk management, and cybersecurity. Ravi currently heads-up application and product security at Babylon, previously worked in Visa leading product security for digital and emerging products, developed new cloud and mobile security products at IBM Security, and as a developer in e-commerce companies. He is a master innovator with 35+ patents filed primarily in information security and payment security fields, and honored as a senior member in premier professional organizations like IEEE and ISSA. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, has been an active member in security communities and speaker at top cybersecurity industry conference like RSA, ISMG and others. He is passionate about embedding security in agile SDLC stages and solving problems intersecting security, usability & innovation.

Ravi Muthukrishnan

Aruneesh Salhotra, Global Head of Application Security

Michael Farnum, CTO

Michael has been in the IT and Information Security fields since 1994. During this time, Farnum has held roles such as Independent Security Consultant, LAN/WAN Administrator, Network Security Engineer, Pre-Sales Security Engineer, Security Solutions Manager, Information Security Manager, and others. Michael is the Founder and Organizer of HouSecCon, THE Houston Security Conference, and has also been a prolific information security blogger and podcaster during his career. These extracurricular roles have led to great connections and friendships with many really smart security professionals. Prior to his career in IT and security, Farnum was in the US Army and drove an M1A1 main battle tank in Desert Shield and Storm. Farnum tries to use all of these experiences to create a unique perspective on whatever issue he is trying to tackle.

Moshe Zioni, VP Security Research

Moshe Zioni is the VP of Security Research at Apiiro, responsible for producing high-value research in the domains of application security, user behavior and vulnerability research, detection and prevention. He is listed as 27 influential penetration testers in 2020 by Peerlyst and have been researching cybersecurity for over 20 years in multiple industries, specializing in penetration testing, detection algorithms and incident response; a constant contributor to the hacker community and have been co-founder of the Defcon-adjacent Shabbatcon security conference for the past 6 years.

Robin Smith, Head of Cyber and Information Security

Robin is a CISO and expert policy analyst, focusing his work on the future of cyber-crime. Robin has worked across UK law enforcement, nuclear industry and automotive, promoting lean cyber security as a strategy for corporate transformation. He is the author of four books and numerous articles on privacy management, cybernetics and future studies. His recent feature documentary, ‘Machina; Building the Immortal Technologies’, won the Gold Award at the New York Sound and Vision Film Festival 2020.

Robin Smith Headshot 2021
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