April 11 - Day One

COV Security Conference

Steve Uzzell is an internationally renowned photographer and inspirational speaker. 

His photographic assignments have taken him to all 50 United States and 30 countries: from corporations such as Boeing and IBM to more than 100 publications including National Geographic, Smithsonian and Time.

As a speaker, he has taken his message of creativity and the power of ideas to over 500 organizations, associations, corporations and colleges (in all 50 states and 6 countries, India and China among them) including the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School, Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan Chase, Northrop Grumman, HSBC, Marriott, BNY Mellon and Adobe.

Steve began his photography career as the assistant to the editor of National Geographic and a member of its photographic staff. He struck out on his own in 1975 and today spends six months of the year traveling the world for his photographic clients and the rest as a teacher and inspirational speaker. Along the way, Steve has published 3 books of his photography, and received 10 prestigious Communication Arts awards.

Steve lives in Lyons, CO with his partner, photographer, author and speaker Susan Lambert and their multi-talented Golden Retriever, Dudley.

April 12 - Day Two

COV Security Conference

Jake Kouns

CISO for Risk Based Security

Jake Kouns is the CISO for Risk Based Security that provides vendor risk ratings, vulnerability and data breach intelligence. He previously oversaw the operations of the Open Sourced Vulnerability Database (OSVDB.org) and DataLossDB. Kouns is the founder of RVAsec and has also presented at many well-known security conferences, including RSA, Black Hat, DEF CON, DerbyCon, Bsides, CISO Executive Summit, IEEE, FIRST, CanSecWest, InfoSecWorld, SOURCE and SyScan.

He is the co-author of Information Technology Risk Management in Enterprise Environments, Wiley, 2010, and The Chief Information Security Officer, IT Governance, 2011. He holds both a bachelor of business administration and master of business administration degree from James Madison University, with a concentration in information security. In addition, he holds a number of certifications, including: ISC2's CISSP, and ISACA's CISM, CISA and CGEIT.

Mr. Kouns was the Director of Cyber Security and Technology Risks Underwriting at Markel Corporation and has briefed the DHS and Pentagon on Cyber Liability Insurance issues and is frequently interviewed as an expert in the security industry by Information Week, eWeek, Forbes, PC World, CSO, and CIO Magazine. He has appeared on CNN as well as the Brian Lehrer Show, and was featured on the cover of SCMagazine.

April 12 - Day Two - Lunchtime

Renee P. Wynn

NASA Chief Information Officer

Renee P. Wynn is the NASA Chief Information Officer. Wynn joined NASA in July 2015 as Deputy Chief Information Officer. She came to NASA from the Environmental Protection Agency where she had served as the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Environmental Information since July 2013. Ms. Wynn has 28 years of federal service and 25 of those years were with EPA. Ms. Wynn has been working in the federal CIO world since 2011 and has been able to bring her experience working on environmental policy, budget formulation and analysis plus program management to her role as CIO.

Ms. Wynn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University, Indiana.