Industry Advisory Board
Share their industry best-practices, provide advice to the SVCSI Executive Team, and donate their time to provide mentorship to SVCSI members to build up the cybersecurity community in Silicon Valley
Michele D. Guel
Michele D. Guel has been an avid speaker, influencer and evangelist in the cybersecurity industry for 31 years. She joined Cisco in March 1996 as the founding member of Cisco’s internal security team. During her 24+ years at Cisco, she has worked in all facets of data, information, network security, IoT operational security excellence and has established many “firsts” at Cisco. In her current role in the Office of the CTO for the Security Business Group, she is focused on data security and privacy strategies for Cisco products and offerings. In 2010, Michele was promoted to Distinguished Engineer (DE), one of 9 female DEs across Cisco today. In 2014 she co-founded Cisco’s Women in Cybersecurity Community which focuses on developing the next generation of women cybersecurity leaders. In 2016 she received the prestigious Anita Borg’s 2016 Women of Vision Technology Leadership Award.
Sujata Ramamoorthy is an Executive Director in Platform Security at Verizon and leads the Security Engineering group. She has been a Cyber-Security practitioner for over 13 years with responsibilities that include setting pragmatic security policies, developing and deploying cyber-security solutions at scale and striking the right balance as technology, business and risk intersect. In her prior roles, she has led software engineering efforts spanning Database kernel, Large-scale enterprise applications and Network Management solutions. She holds a M.S in Computer Science.
Dr. Divyesh Jadav is a Manager and Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Research’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. He received a B.E. degree from Mumbai University (India) in 1992 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees Syracuse University in 1995 and 1997, respectively, all in Computer Engineering.Dr. Jadav's research started in the areas of management and performance analysis of distributed and parallel systems, with an emphasis on storage.Dr. Jadav's recent work focuses in delivering productivity enhancing analytics to IBM services offerings, and designing and building end-to-end solutions at the confluence of Mobility, Artificial Intelligence, Internet-Of-Things, Blockchain technology, Cybersecurity and large-scale analytics for distributed systems.
Wagner Nascimento is the Chief Information Security Officer of Synopsys (NYSE: SNPS). He is a seasoned, accomplished security leader with 30 years’ experience and 20 years’ success directing global cyber security information programs/systems security operations. He is adept in security architecture / analysis, cyber threat detection, risk management, incident response, and contingency planning, with additional expertise in refining best practices and global infrastructures. He also has demonstrated record of developing and managing high-caliber information security programs and strategies, teams, operations, and protocols. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Mitchel Chang is Senior Vice President of Global Technical Support at Trend Micro. Mitchel heads Trend Micro’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Initiative for Education. To the CSR programs, he brings his passion to make the digital world safer, along with decades of industry experience and proven successes as a leader. Mitchel has been with Trend Micro since 2003, serving 11 years as Senior Vice President of Global Technical Support. As part of the executive team, he was responsible for all customer support functions, developing an internationally recognized and award-winning support team. He also served in various cybersecurity advisory boards for several nonprofit and government initiatives such as National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA), Cybercrime Support Network (CSN), and NIST NICE 2019 Conference.
Michael Tjebben is a Systems Security Architect at L&T Technology Services Limited. He is a cybersecurity architect, consultant and a great leader possessing hands-on experience in cloud, services, systems, software, hardware and embedded domains. His passion is leading teams and partnering with customers to craft solutions that bolster security. Throughout his career, Michael has provided technical solutions and has built solutions that has sealed multimillion-dollar sales in commercial, government and milatry sectors, while meeting business objectives and promtong security as a differentiating value.