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** Venue Change ** Alamo ISSA February 2023 Quarterly Meeting

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Norris Conference Centers, Inc., 618 NW Loop 410, STE 207, San Antonio, TX 78216


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***Venue Change - See Below***

Alamo ISSA February 2023 Quarterly Meeting + Happy Hour

Feb 21, 2023 | 12:00 pm to 4:30pm

Norris Conference Centers, Inc.

618 NW Loop 410, Suite 207, San Antonio, TX 78216

The Alamo ISSA will have a Happy-Hour from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Hosted by Optiv, at the following location (within walking distance of the Norris Conference Center):

Aloft San Antonio Airport

838 NW Loop 410

San Antonio, Texas 78216


Register today:


 | Quarterly Meeting Agenda:

  • 11:30a - Doors Open
  • 12:00p - Meeting Begins /  Welcome Announcements / Standing Chapter Business / Elections
  • 12:15p - Dr. Nicole Beebe
  • 1:15p - Lunch Served
  • 2:10p - Women in Tech Panel - Rika Nakazawa, Veronica Tucker, Janet Heins
  • 3:10p - Break (15 min)
  • 3:25p - Unit 42 - Kathi Whitbey, Principal Business Operations Manager, Unit 42
  • 4:20p - Door Prize Drawings (must be present to win)
  • 4:30p - Closing Remarks / Meeting Adjourns & Networking Mixer Begins (4:30p - 6:30p)  Mixer sponsored by Abnormal Security!


    Dr. Nicole Beebe

    Nicole Lang Beebe, Ph.D. is the Lachman Distinguished Professor and an Associate Professor of Cyber Security, at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).  UTSA is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense for both education and research, with a certified Focus Area in Digital Forensics.  Dr. Beebe received her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology from UTSA, an M.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.


    Rika Nakazawa, Group Vice President, Connected Industry & Head of Sustainability for Americas, NTT

    Rika is a senior leader, investor, best-selling author, and frequent public speaker on technology - powered business transformation. She is Group Vice President within NTT’s New Ventures &; Innovation team where she is building Agile Innovation practice for emerging technologies like 5G, Blockchain and IoT. She is also Chairwoman of the impact venture Strides AI that is powering corporate high performance by delivering diversity in the C-Suite and Boardroom.

    Trilingual in Japanese, German and English, Rika grew up in Japan and moved to the US to attend Princeton. Rika has since worked internationally for over two decades in senior executive roles in strategy, business development, consulting, and marketing with Fortune 500 companies - Accenture, NVIDIA, Capgemini Sony, American Express - and Silicon Valley startups. She is a Digital Transformation veteran and has served on multiple start-up boards in Next-Generation Computing, Blockchain and AI ecosystems.


    Veronica Tucker, CISO, StandardAero

    Accomplished senior technology and information security director with over eighteen years of established career success developing and leading broad range of corporate technology initiatives.

    Experienced leading Technology Infrastructure and Information Security with over ten years of experience in developing, managing and leading Information Security Governance and Information Risk Management Domains for large national and global organizations.


    Janet Heins, Global Chief Information Security Officer, iHeartMedia

    Record of building, leading, and maintaining highly connected and committed cross-organization teams to govern and execute multiple, large-scale transformational projects. Comprehensive knowledge of technology operations, mergers & acquisitions, and financial management.


    Kathi Haley Whitbey, Principal Business Operations Manager, Unit 42

    Kathi Whitbey currently serves as the Business Operations Manager for Unit 42 Threat Intelligence within Palo Alto Networks. In this role, Kathi was an integral part in the process for incorporating the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), to include the initial CTA Platform development efforts for sharing information among member companies. Kathi’s previous roles have included software development management and technical training efforts for various US government organizations, residing in the Washington, DC area for most of her adult life. Kathi has also worked for the US Department of State and traveled all over the world educating employees on custom software applications. In her free time, Kathi serves as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and was afforded the opportunity to serve in that role supporting the US Navy at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa for 12 months. Kathi and her husband moved to TX just 3 1/2 years ago and it's been a crazy adventure so far. Kathi has an M.S. degree in Information Systems.


    Chapter Partners:
    Our Alamo ISSA Chapter Partners, without their continued partnership, these great events would not be possible. 

    A Big Thank You!

    Platinum Partners:

    Gold Partners:

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