Cloud Native Security Conference North America

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Program Committee

thank you to our 2021 program committee!

  • Andrés Vega headshot

    Andrés Vega is VP of Operations, North America at ControlPlane focused on helping global banks develop new online capabilities while meeting compliance objectives with a zero trust, continuous security approach. Previously, Andres was the Head of Product Management for Security, Compliance, and Privacy engineering at VMware. He is also an open source maintainer, contributor, and author. Throughout his career, his focus has been on the intersection of security, compliance, privacy, and software delivery with open source projects like the Linux Kernel, Linux Containers, container orchestration systems such as Kubernetes, and SPIFFE for cryptographically-verifiable identities. He participates actively in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as Technical Leader in the Security Technical Advisory Group (TAG Security).

  • Aradhna Chetal headshot
    Aradhna Chetal
  • Andrew Martin headshot

    Andrew is Founder and CEO of, CISO at OpenUK, and co-chair of the CNCF’s Technical Advisory Group for Security. He has an incisive security engineering ethos gained building and destroying high-traffic web applications. Proficient in secure systems development, testing, and operations, he is co-author of Hacking Kubernetes (O’Reilly Media, 2022), and has published whitepapers and training material for the Linux Foundation and SANS.

  • Brandon Lum headshot

    Brandon loves designing and implementing computer systems (with a focus on Security, Operating Systems, and Distributed/Parallel Systems). Brandon is a Co-chair of the CNCF Security TAG, and as a part of Google’s Open Source Security Team, he works on improving the security of the Open Source ecosystem. Previously at IBM Research, Brandon worked on various security areas such as: Container content protection via encryption and image signing, identity, and kernel attack surface reduction.

  • Emily Fox headshot

    Emily Fox is a DevOps enthusiast, security unicorn, and advocate for Women in Technology. She promotes the cross-pollination of development and security practices. She has worked in security for over 12 years to drive a cultural change where security is unobstructive, natural, and accessible to everyone. Her technical interests include containerization, least privilege, automation, and promoting women in technology. She holds a BS in Information Systems and an MS in cybersecurity. A member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) and co-chair for KubeCon+CloudNativeCon China 2021, Europe 2022, and North America 2022, she is involved in a variety of open source communities.

    Guess what? Emily is NOT A DEVELOPER – She is a Security Engineer with lots of exposure to development and sustainment.

  • Magno Logan headshot
    Magno Logan Trend Micro
  • Shripad Nadgowd headshot
    Shripad Nadgowd IBM
  • Dan Papandrea headshot
    Dan Papandrea Sysdig + Event Co-Chair
  • Alok Raj headshot
    Alok Raj XenonStack






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