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Alamo ISSA
Developing and Connecting Cybersecurity Leaders in South Texas since 2000


    • Tuesday, February 21, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Maggiano’s Little Italy – The RIM 17603 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257

    Alamo ISSA February 2023 Quarterly Meeting + Happy Hour

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

    Maggiano's Little Italy - The Rim

    17603 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257


    Register today:  

    For CPE submission, be sure to include your (ISC)2 number when signing up. Student member inquiries, please contact our Alamo ISSA Chapter Student Member Representative: John Lee


     | Quarterly Meeting Agenda:

    • 11:30a - Doors Open
    • 12:00p - Meeting Begins /  Welcome Announcements / Standing Chapter Business / Elections
    • 12:15p - Lunch Served
    • 1:05p - Unit 42 - Kathi Whitbey, Principal Business Operations Manager, Unit 42
    • 2:10p - Women in Tech Panel - Rika Nakazawa, Veronica Tucker, Janet Heins
    • 3:10p - Break (15 min)
    • 3:25p - Artic Wolf
    • 4:20p - Door Prize Drawings (must be present to win)
    • 4:30p - Closing Remarks / Meeting Adjourns & Networking Mixer Begins (4:30p - 6:30p)


    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.

    Profile photo of Kathi Haley Whitbey


    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.