Cybersecurity Leadership & Strategy Certificate ProgramSpeakers - Miami, October 17-18, 2017

Manuel D. MedinaManuel D. Medina
Chief Executive Officer, Cyxtera Technologies

Mr. Medina is the Chief Executive Officer of Cyxtera Technologies, a global leader in data center infrastructure and cybersecurity solutions. Medina is an experienced and highly successful businessman and entrepreneur in the IT infrastructure and cybersecurity industries.

Medina was the Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Terremark, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ until April of 2011, when Terremark was acquired by Verizon for an enterprise value of $2 billion. Under his leadership, Terremark distinguished itself as the leading global provider of managed IT infrastructure services for Fortune 500 enterprises and federal government agencies. At Terremark, Mr. Medina brought his vision to deliver a comprehensive set of best-of-breed IT infrastructure services from purpose-built, carrier-neutral data center facilities to fruition.

Following the sale of Terremark, Mr. Medina founded Medina Capital in 2012, a private equity firm investing in innovative companies in the cybersecurity, data analytics, cloud infrastructure and software-as-a-service markets. He currently serves as its Managing Partner.

Mr. Medina is also the founder and chairman of the board of eMerge Americas, the premier B2B technology event connecting the U.S., Latin America and Europe. He has been recognized with accolades from many business and community organizations for his leadership and community service.

Medina is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from technology trends and global business to entrepreneurship and has served as either a keynote speaker or panelist at large investor conferences and IT industry tradeshows. His leadership in the IT industry and insightful analysis of market trends have resulted in appearances on NBC News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business as well as interviews with global media outlets. Medina received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University and began his career as a certified public accountant at Price Waterhouse.

Brian FonsecaBrian Fonseca
Director, FIU’s Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy

Brian Fonseca is director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Mr. Fonseca serves as the Institute’s technical expert for national security and foreign policy. His analysis has been featured in local and national media, including BBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, and the Miami Herald. He serves as WSVN-Fox 7’s on-air political expert. Mr. Fonseca joined the Gordon Institute in 2015 after serving as Director of Operations at FIU’s Applied Research Center (ARC) where he led the center’s expansion into national security and Cybersecurity initiatives. He joined FIU after serving as the senior research manager for socio-cultural analysis at United States Southern Command. His recent book publications include: Brian Fonseca and Eduardo A. Gamarra, eds., Culture and National Security in the Americas (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, January 2017) and Brian Fonseca and Jonathan D. Rosen, The New Security Agenda: Trends and Emerging Threats (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, April 2017). Mr. Fonseca holds degrees in International Business and International Relations from Florida International University in Miami, Florida, and he has attended Sichuan University in Chengdu, China and National Defense University in Washington D.C. From 1997 to 2004, he served in the United States Marine Corps and facilitated the training of foreign military forces in both hostile theaters and during peacetime operations.

NAMEG. Alexander Crowther
Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University

Dr. G. Alexander Crowther grew up in Ethiopia, Brasil, Bolivia and Indonesia where his father worked as a civil engineer. He has extensive government service, including a decade each in the Cold War, the post-Cold War era and the post 9/11 era. He has worked as a Western Hemisphere specialist, a strategist and a political advisor. He served overseas eight times: three times in Latin America, twice in Korea, twice in Iraq and once in Belgium. He has a variety of awards from the Departments of Defense and State as well as the Canadian government. His work at the strategic level includes tours at the Army Staff, the Joint Staff J5 (Strategic Plans & Policies), and as a Research Professor at Strategic Studies Institute (the US Army's think tank). He was personally selected to be a Counterterrorism Advisor for the US Ambassador to Iraq, a Political Advisor for the MNC-I Commander and a Special Assistant for the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe where his responsibilities included Cyber Policy.

He is currently a Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) where he specializes in Cyber Policy. He is also an Adjunct Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation and an Adjunct Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute. Alex has a BA in International Relations from Tufts University, an MS in International Relations from Troy University, and a Ph.D. in International Development from Tulane University. He was also an International Security Studies Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. He has professional fluency in Spanish and specializes in cyber policy; strategy; Western Hemisphere issues; international development; insurgency/counterinsurgency; Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) issues and the Comprehensive Approach.

NAMEBelisario Contreras
Cybersecurity Program Manager, Organization of American States

Belisario Contreras is the Cyber Security Program Manager at the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the Organization of American States (OAS). As Program Manger he provides programmatic and management support to the CICTE Secretariat in the planning, organization and execution of cyber security initiatives in the Americas including the Creation and Development of Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs); Provision of Technical Training; Implementation of Crisis Management Exercises; Capacity building on Industrial Control Systems (ICS), and coordinating outreach and collaboration with other international and regional organizations working on cyber issues. Since 2007, Mr. Contreras has played a part in the growth and improvement of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) in the Americas, and has worked closely with Latin American governments on the development and adoption of National Cyber Security Strategies and Policies. He has spearheaded liaison and promoted strategic partnerships between the OAS and key international actors. Mr. Contreras is a Colombian citizen, and prior to joining the CICTE Secretariat worked at the Young American Business Trust (YABT), and he was a fellow of the Department of National Planning of Colombia in 2011. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander, and a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

NAMEKerry-Ann Barrett
Cybersecurity Policy Specialist, Organization of American States

Kerry-Ann Barrett is the Cybersecurity Policy Specialist at the Cyber Security Program at the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), Secretariat for Multidimensional Security at the Organization of American States.  In her capacity she offers technical assistance to member states on the development and implementation of their national cyber security strategies. She is also an attorney-at-law with over twelve (12) years of experience in both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.  Included in her legal professional experience have been appointments within the Ministries of National Security and Trade and Industry and Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development, including legal consultant to the CARICOM Secretariat and the ILO Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean. 
Mrs. Barrett holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Arbitration, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in International Business, an LLB and Certification in Legal Frameworks for ICTs. In more recent years Mrs. Barrett has gained considerable knowledge and experience in the area of electronic commerce, internet governance and cyber security. She has been the legal advisor for the development of the legal framework for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago Single Electronic Window for Electronic Commerce Project known as TTBizLink and a member of the Inter-ministerial Committee for the development of a national cyber-security policy and legislation for Trinidad and Tobago.

NAMEPaul Rosenzweig
Founder, Red Branch Consulting

Paul Rosenzweig is the founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC, a homeland security consulting company, and a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group. Mr. Rosenzweig formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Department of Homeland Security. He is as a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University and a Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He is an advisor to and former member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security and a Contributing Editor of the Lawfare blog. In 2011 he was a Carnegie Fellow in National Security Journalism at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, where he now serves as an Adjunct Lecturer.

Mr. Rosenzweig is a cum laude graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He has an M.S. in Chemical Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego and a B.A from Haverford College. Following graduation from law school he served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson, III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is the author of Cyber Warfare: How Conflicts in Cyberspace are Challenging America and Changing the World and of two video lecture series from The Great Courses, Thinking About Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare and The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You. He is the coauthor (with James Jay Carafano) of Winning the Long War: Lessons from the Cold War for Defeating Terrorism and Preserving Freedom and co-editor (with Timothy McNulty and Ellen Shearer) of two books, Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media: The First Amendment and National Security, and National Security Law in the News: A Guide for Journalists, Scholars, and Policymakers. He is also a member of the Literary Society of Washington.

NAMEKaja Ciglic
Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, Director, Government Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy Team, Microsoft

As part of the Government Security Policy and Strategy Team team at Microsoft, Ms. Ciglic focuses on driving strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance cyber security and resiliency. She leverages her experience to address complex global challenges related to critical infrastructure protection across a wide range of topics, including strategic and operational risk management, information sharing, incident response and software security and integrity.

Before joining Microsoft, Ms. Ciglic led the APCO Worldwide’s technology practice in Seattle; directing public affairs and communication work for consultancy’s clients in this space. Previous to that Ms. Ciglic, worked as a director in APCO Worldwide’s Brussels office, focusing on pan-European campaigns, addressing her clients’ regulatory and antitrust challenges. Ms. Ciglic holds a Bachelor of Science in international relations and history, and a Master of Arts in European politics, both from the London School of Economics.

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