About Caroline Wong
Vice President of Security Strategy, Cobalt
Caroline was featured as an Influencer in the 2017 Women in IT Security issue of SC Magazine and has been named one of the Top Women in Cloud by CloudNOW. She received a 2010 Women of Influence Award in the One to Watch category and authored the popular textbook Security Metrics: A Beginner’s Guide, published by McGraw-Hill in 2011. Caroline graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and holds a certificate in Finance and Accounting from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
About Paula Thrasher
Director of Digital Services, CSRA
Paula is the Director of Digital Services at CSRA and leads the Agile, Testing, User Experience and DevOps centers of excellence delivery organizations. She has over 18 years' experience in information technology and works in the federal market leading agencies and teams towards Agile and DevOps. Improvements experienced on Ms. Thrasher's current program include increasing quantity of deployments by 220%, completing 18 months of backlog in 12 weeks, increasing quantity of features delivered by 30%, and using increasing automation around test and verification to accomplish 6 FTE worth of testing effort per 1 FTE. Last year she co-authored the paper Tactics for Leading Change with other industry leaders for IT Revolution and the DevOps Enterprise Forum.
About Shannon Lietz
Director, DevSecOps, Intuit
Award winning leader in security innovation with experience developing emerging security programs for Fortune 500 companies: Intuit, ServiceNow, Sony, Sempra Energy, Savvis, Cable and Wireless, 99 Cents Only, Exodus, Bank of America, among others internationally. Received the Scott Cook Innovation Award in 2014 for developing and cultivating a world class Cloud Security Program that allows for sensitive data to be protected in AWS. Ms. Lietz is currently the Director of DevSecOps for Intuit where she is responsible for setting and driving the company’s Cloud Security Strategy, Roadmap, and full-scale Program in support of corporate innovation. She has previous experience as a Master Security Architect, an Entrepreneur, and often volunteers to educate on security topics. Ms. Lietz is a passionate DevSecOps and Rugged evangelist.