Pre-Dinner Technical Session
(5:00 pm - 6:00 pm):
If Cybersecurity Isn't An I.T. Issue, What Is It?
Presented by Damon Hacker, President & CEO, Vestige Digital Investigations
Damon Hacker is President, CEO, and a founder of Vestige Digital Investigations, a leading U.S. Electronic Evidence Experts company specializing in CyberSecurity, Digital Forensics, and ESI Consulting.
A pioneer in digital forensics and IT security, he has helped to shape this important and fast-moving industry having testified before the US Judicial Conference on proposed rule changes to Civil Procedure that affected the Digital Forensics and litigation industries. He continuously helps to improve the techniques, processes, and technology in this specialized field. He is a court approved Expert for testimony.
Damon aired on the Legal Broadcast Radio Network, and has been published in several magazines including Inc Technology, Smart Business News, and Crain's Cleveland Business. In addition, Mr. Hacker frequently consults for a number of Hollywood productions including: CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Cyber, Bones, and The Blacklist.
He is an in-demand speaker on the subject of Digital Forensics and CyberSecurity, covering such topics as: Computer Fraud, White Collar Crime, Internal Investigations, Data Breach and Non-Compete/IPTheft.
Damon earned his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management and his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
Post-Dinner Technical Session
(6:30 pm - 7:30 pm):
Data Management & Analytics Using Python
Presented by Christopher Holmes, MBA, CPA, CMA Manager, Finance Digital Initiatives for the The J. M. Smucker Company
Christopher Holmes is a Manager, Finance Digital Initiatives for The J. M. Smucker Company where he built and implemented a machine learning pipeline to perform transaction classification for zero-based budgeting initiatives. In his role with the company, he uses data science tools (R, Python) to enhance and automate finance functions and build more robust data models from multiple sources. He also collaborates cross-functionally to develop metrics, analytics, data structures, and processes to support finance, IT, costing, and supply chain functions. Chris supports and leverages data virtualization and other system enhancements to build value and efficiency across the finance and supply chain functions.
Chris has been with J. M. Smucker since 2008. His previous roles included Assistant Manager, Supply Chain Finance Initiatives and Assistant Manager, and Operations Accounting.
Chris attended Ashland University where he received a BS in Accounting and a MBA in Executive Management and Supply Chain Management. He has served as a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Ashland University and is a past-board member of the Canton Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.