Advisory Leadership

  • Ramy Houssaini, Founder of the Healthcare Security Alliance (HSA)
  • Shahed Latif, Partner, KPMG Advisory, Co-author of Cloud Security and Privacy
  • Gilles Samoun, CEO, NTR Global, Former CEO and Founder Qualys
  • Paul SimmondsCo-founder and Board Member, Jericho Forum and Former CISO, AstraZeneca
  • Ken Tyminski, Former VP and CISO, Prudential Insurance
  • Chris Zoladz, CEO, Navigate LLC, Former VP, Information Protection & Privacy, Marriott International


Ramy Houssaini, Founder of the Healthcare Security Alliance

Ramy Houssaini is an internationally recognized Enterprise Risk Management executive with experience in the Financial Services, Consumers Goods, Telecom and healthcare industry. Ramy is passionate about creating risk conscious cultures where risk management is a daily part of corporate decision-making. His unique background and strategic performance-management approach has helped firms achieve sustainable growth goals and increase shareholder value all while ensuring highest safety and social responsibility records. Currently, he is a senior business leader of Global Risk Management at Visa. Previously Mr. Houssaini served as the senior director of Risk Management at Kaiser Permanente. He is an active member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, expanding the development of Risk Management principles across North America. He also serves on the advisory board of several startups focusing on optimizing operational risks.


Shahed Latif, Partner, KPMG Advisory, and Co-author Cloud Security and Privacy

Shahed Latif has over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 1000 companies providing business and technology solutions across a variety of areas. During this time, he has specialized in developing IT security architectures, IT strategies, and assessing large complex outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing arrangements. He has also co-authored the book Cloud Security and Privacy (O’Reilly Media, 2009). Shahed is currently the Western Regional Leader for KPMG’s Information Protection and Business Resilience practice. He has spent 10 years in the firm’s London office working in the financial sector consulting group, information risk management group, and the assurance practice.


Gilles Samoun, CEO NTR Global, Former CEO and Founder, Qualys

Gilles Samoun is the CEO at NTR Global in Barcelona, Spain. Prior to NTR Global, Gilles was Chairman and CEO of Solsoft. Previously, he served at Benchmark Capital as a member of its EIR team. Prior to Benchmark, he was the founder and CEO of Qualys, where he established the company as the leading global online security auditing service provider. Before founding Qualys, Gilles was the CEO of MediaPath Technologies, a LAN caching software company. He also spent five years at Verity, a leading provider of software solutions that power business portals, where he served as General Manager and Vice President for Europe. While at Verity, he successfully managed sales growth and developed the company’s European presence. Prior to Verity, Gilles Samoun held various technical leadership and management positions at Artefix and Fininfo.


Paul Simmonds, Co-editor, Cloud Security Alliance “Guidance v3.0”, Co-founder and Board Member, Jericho Forum, and Former CISO, AstraZeneca

Paul is a co-founder and board member of the Jericho Forum, the co-editor of the Cloud Security Alliance’s “Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v3.0,” and a security consultant. Until recently, he was the global CISO of AstraZeneca, and prior to that the global CISO of ICI. Paul’s varied career has included electronic countermeasures, theatre and TV lighting, North Sea Oil control systems design, and network management for JET (Nuclear Fusion Research). He has also set up several commercial radio stations. Prior to his time at ICI, he was Head of Information Security with a high security European web hosting company, and before that spent seven years with Motorola as a global information security manager.

He has earned the “Chief Security Officer of the Year” and “Best Security Implementation” awards by SC Magazine, and has been listed twice in Network World’s “Most Powerful People in Networking.”

In addition to the Jericho Forum, Paul sits on the advisory board of a number of leading-edge computing companies, as well as the Executive Advisory Board of ISSA UK.

Paul has a degree in Electronic Engineering and a City & Guilds in Radio Communication. He also is a British Canoe Union Level 3 Kayak Coach.


Ken Tyminski, Former VP and CISO, Prudential Insurance

Ken Tyminski is a 32-year veteran of the IT industry. He most recently served as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Prudential Insurance Company of America, where he was responsible for the integrity and security of Prudential’s business systems. As CISO, he also led Prudential’s information security office, which established policies and standards, and ensured controls were in place for millions of users, thousands of branches, and hundreds of offices around the world.


Chris Zoladz, CEO, Navigate LLC, Former VP, Information Protection & Privacy, Marriott International

Chris Zoladz, CIPP, CIPP/G, CISSP, CISA, CPA, CGFM is the founder of Navigate LLC, a consulting company focused on providing comprehensive strategic and tactical information protection & privacy consulting services. Prior to founding Navigate in April 2009, Chris was the Vice President, Information Protection & Privacy at Marriott International, a function he created in 1999. In this role, Chris had responsibility for all global information protection & privacy activities including executive advocacy, policy, awareness programs, training, information mapping, risk assessment and remediation, and legal compliance, including PCI DSS. Chris and his team collaborated with management across all Marriott business units and departments to ensure that the company’s valuable information assets were identified, adequately protected, and leveraged for economic gain in a privacy-sensitive manner. Chris also served as Chair of the Information Security & Privacy Governance Committee and was a member of the eBusiness Council. Chris joined Marriott after a thirteen year career at Ernst & Young, where he last served as the Mid-Atlantic Area Office Director of IT Auditing and Security Services. In this role, Chris led a practice group focused on delivering high quality information systems audit and security consulting services to numerous clients in a multitude of industries. Chris also served on the Ernst & Young IT Assurance & Advisory Services Practice Management Committee. Chris is a past-president, treasurer and a founding board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and recipient of the 2006 IAPP Vanguard Award as the Chief Privacy Officer of the Year. He was also a past member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Telecommunications and eCommerce Committee. He was named one of the top privacy advisors in 2010 by ComputerWorld. Chris is also a contributing author to the recently published book titled Building a Privacy Program: A Practitioner’s Guide.