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COV Information Security Conference - Keynote Speakers

Susie Adams

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Susie Adams
Chief Technology Officer
Microsoft Federal

Susie Adams is the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Federal where she oversees Microsoft Federal’s cloud and security initiatives. Ms. Adams joined Microsoft in 1999 and has held multiple leadership positions throughout her career at Microsoft including the Director of the Reston Microsoft Technology Center. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent 16 years in the Government Consulting arena in a variety of management and leadership roles as a practice manager and software developer.

Ms. Adams was named as a Fed100 award winner, is a frequent speaker at industry events on Cloud computing, AI, security and Big Data and has authored several books on the topics of software integration and web development. She is a graduate of George Mason University.

Larry Weaver

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Larry Weaver
Professional comedian and business leader

Larry Weaver is a nationally-touring motivational speaker and clean comedian with over 25 years of professional experience. His easy-going demeanor, Southern charm, and quick wit have won the hearts of audiences across America.

Larry grew up in the rural village of Saxapahaw, NC and started performing at a young age. After majoring in accounting at the University of North Carolina, Larry left his CPA dreams behind to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. A true veteran of the stage, Larry has delivered thousands of keynotes at corporate events, conventions, annual meetings, and conferences across the United States. These topics are crucial to success in any venture, whether your focus is leadership, teamwork, change, sales, customer service or stress reduction. You can hear him daily on Sirius XM radio's "Laugh USA" and "Blue Collar Radio."

Larry is the President of Trusted Speakers, author of "101 Funny Employee Awards", and a recognized expert in Online Marketing. His business insights have been quoted in Inc. Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

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.