Speakers







Mark is an internationally known Governance, Risk and Compliance expert specializing in information assurance, IT strategy and service management.   With over 28 years of professional experience Mark has a wide array of industry experience including government, health care, finance and banking, manufacturing, and technology services.  He has held roles spanning from CIO to IT consulting and is considered a thought leader in frameworks such as COBIT, NIST, ITIL and multiple ISO standards.   Mark routinely speaks at US and international conferences and earned the ISACA John Kuyers award twice for Best Speaker/Conference contributor.  Mark also holds the CGEIT, CRISC and CDPSE certifications.


Dr. Francisco Castillo is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Maynilad Water Services, Inc.. In 2013 he was named “Outstanding ASEAN CIO” by IDG, and in 2016 was voted Best ASEAN CIO 2016 during the ASEAN IT Strategy Forum in Singapore. He has also recently been named among the top 10 Asean CIOs by IDG this 2021.

He is an ECE graduate from the De La Salle University, and holds a Ph.D. in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña (Barcelona, Spain), where he also taught as Associate Professor and was Associate Director (equivalent to Vice Dean) for the Technical Engineering College. He is also the author of the book entitled “Managing Information Technology” published by Springer (Germany). He has also delivered lectures on IT worldwide including Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Singapore, Sweden, Hong Kong, among others, and is currently part-time Adjunct Professor in the Asian Institute of Management (AIM-Manila), teaching on a diverse set of topics related to the management of technology. He is also a founding member of the CISSP Philippine chapter.


Mr. Ross is Executive Principal of Risk Masters International and holds certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) as well as a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).  Mr. Ross is a specialist in the field of information systems security and control, specializing in Information Security, Business Continuity Management, Data Privacy and IT Disaster Recovery Planning services.  He has implemented Information Security programs for numerous banks, government agencies and industrial corpo­rations. Prior to founding Risk Masters, Mr. Ross was a Director and global practice leader with Deloitte & Touche. 

 

In consulting engagements, he specializes in planning, policy development, implementation, and standardization of Information Security processes.  In recent years, his focus has been on reliability, prevention, detection and recovery from the technical and business impact of cyberattacks.  He has published a book, Creating a Culture of Security. He was editor of the multi-volume series, e-Commerce Security, and author of several of the books in the series, including e-Commerce Security: Public Key Infrastructure. Since 1998, Mr. Ross has regularly published the column, “IS Security Matters”, in the ISACA Journal.  In 2022, he has been inducted into the ISACA Hall of Fame.  In 2022, he was inducted into the ISACA Hall of Fame.



Mr. Kaustubh heads the research and cyber threat intelligence function at Cyblem an emerging cyber threat intelligence, cybercrime monitoring and mitigation service provider. In a career spanning 2 decades, Kaustubh has also previously led the cyber defense center operations for the Reliance Group, to enhance threat detection and incident response capabilities of the cybersecurity team.