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If you haven’t heard, Dave Ruedger, Aiden advisor and VP, Security & IT Operations (CISO) at Sunrun, won a CSO 50 award for the incredible results after implementing Aiden while CISO at Invitae! Not only will he be receiving the award up on stage Wednesday night during the ceremony, but he will also be speaking on a panel with our CEO, Josh Aaron, Mehul Patel, Technical Director, Infrastructure & Security, Amryis, Inc.

TOPIC: Industry Spotlight: Healthcare, Medical, Pharmaceutical & Bio-Tech

Explore security initiatives that meet the unique security and compliance needs of healthcare and related fields. Learn from award-winning projects that sought to secure sensitive R&D data, automate processes to ensure software versions met regulatory compliance, and reduce complexity – all without slowing or stopping the flow of data and innovation.

LOCATION: Aria Meeting Room


Dave Ruedger
VP, Security & IT Operations (CISO) at Sunru
Previously: CISO, Invitae
Dave is previously CISO at RMS (Risk Management Solutions), a premier provider of catastrophe risk models forecasting losses for the insurance industry. With over 25 years of experience developing and managing security programs, Dave holds CISSP and CRISC certifications and has guided pre-IPO startups to Fortune 500 enterprises. Prior to RMS, Dave was Director of Cybersecurity Operations & Chief Security Architect for Maxim Integrated. As CTO & Co-Founder of DataLode, Dave provided marketing data analytics for brands such as HP, Toshiba, and Orbitz.
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Mehul Patel
Technical Director, Infrastructure & Security, Amyris, Inc
Mehul Patel is an experienced technology, security and thought leader. Motivated by solving complex problems, he utilizes a multi-disciplinary methodology to apply solutions. As a security leader, his goals include cultivating a security centric mindset and evangelizing core principles of InfoSec. In addition to his primary job functions, Mehul currently works with the USMC Cyber Aux and is passionate about philosophy, the outdoors and motorsports.
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Josh Aaron
CEO, Aiden Technologies, Inc.
An enterprise IT expert and entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience as a CEO, CIO, and CTO at reputable businesses, including Hellman & Friedman and Business Technology Partners (BTP). As the founder of BTP, a premier IT consulting firm, Aaron garnered clients across some of the world’s largest financial, legal, and healthcare organizations.
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Beth Kormanik
Manager, Content Development, Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)
A journalist and event strategist for more than 20 years, Beth Kormanik is Manager of Content Development at Foundry (formerly IDG Communications, Inc.). She served as Editor In Chief of BizBash, a leading media resource event and meeting organizers, following roles as senior editor and news editor. Kormanik also served as co-host of the GatherGeeks podcast and regularly spoke to industry groups on meeting and event trends. Kormanik was a contributed editor Event Marketer and was part of the editorial content team at the Event Leadership Institute. She has written for the New York Times and was a reporter for the Florida Times-Union and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspapers and managing editor of the B2B publication Hotel Interactive. Kormanik is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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