Women in Technology Roundtable
Fostering Diversity & Inclusion in Our Workplace
Starts: March 7, 2023 1:00 pm
Ends: 2:00 pm
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Debbie Christofferson - Technology Expert

Debbie Christofferson

Co-Chair, ISSA Phoenix

Fortune 500 Enterprise Wide Information Security Manager with experience across the US, Europe and Asia. Strategic security leader and consultant with broad comprehensive security and risk management experience. Know security from the ground up and what it takes to succeed. Certifications: CISSP, CISM, CCSK (Cloud Security) and CIPP/IT (privacy) (lapsed). Strong collaborator and high energy leader. 2018 Published book Women in Security, showcases 14 women's achievements, a history of our field, the endless opportunities, trends, and what you need going forward for this cyber security field. Debbie also facilitated CISM certification exam prep workshops since the CISM inception; Speaks and writes on cyber security topics and women in security; Leads virtual and onsite security and IT education events. She served 10 years as an International Board Director and is a long time Distinguished Fellow for Information Systems Security Association (ISSA); Chaired the board's CISO Advisory Council for the CISO Executive Forum 8 years. Debbie is co-founder of the local Cloud Security Alliance chapter; She hosted two ATW Summits for women in technology. Co-Chairs ISSA's Women in Security Special Interest Group (WIS SIG). Available for short or long term engagements, local or in domestic or international locations.


Briana Brown

Chief Information Officer - Denova Collaborative Health

As Denova's Chief Information Officer, Briana Brown excels in driving technological advancements and operational modernization. With over 15 years in healthcare operations and technology, she has a proven track record of delivering significant savings and fostering centers of excellence. She is passionate about solutions that are designed on the fusion of people, process, and technology. Briana's academic credentials include a B.S. in Management & Organizational Development and an Executive MBA. Being a native Tennessean, exploring all that Arizona has to offer has been an amazing experience. She is quickly becoming an avid scorpion hunter.

Lisa Faison

Deputy Chief Information Officer - City of Goodyear

Lisa is an Experienced Business Systems Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. Skilled in System Development Methodology, requirements analysis, Government, public speaking, and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Strong business development professional with a Bachelor's Degree focused in Information Technology from University of Phoenix and a Master's degree in Business Analytics from Grand Canyon University. Expert level data analysis and decision making abilities to meet deadlines, goals and improve performance.

Nicole Ortiz - Technology Expert

Nicole Ortiz

Chief Operations Officer - Irving Technology Corporation

Nicole McMackin is CEO and President of Irvine Technology Corporation a national diversity equity and inclusion technology solutions and staffing firm headquartered in Orange County California. Nicole is a well known speaker and most notably recognized for her Women in Leadership program over the past four years. Nicole is the 2021 Los Angeles Times Business to Business Leadership award winner the 2020 Women in Technology Hollywood Woman of the Year 2020 Bronze Stevie Award winner for Female Executive of the Year The 2019 Top 30 Most Dynamic Leader Award from Boston Publishing and is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Daily News Nicole has been recently featured in articles as a contributing writer in AG Professional Light Reading Windows IT PRO CPA Practice Advisor and Donn Tennant s recent blog on how to broaden elevate the STEM conversation. Nicole is a champion of women s rights and equal treatment in the workplace. Nicole has been nominated multiple times for the OCBJ Women in Business Award featured in Professional Woman s Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Sarah VanSlyke

Deputy Chief Technology Officer - Town of Gilbert

I am an accomplished Information Technology leader drawing upon 15 plus years of experience in a variety of industries and am extremely effective in my current role. I am a leader and liaison between all impacted personal and information technology-driven initiatives towards a common company vision. Throughout my professional career, I have made a track record of identifying and resolving potential problems via in-depth analysis of systems, identifying, diagnosing, and resolving potential problems to optimize the client experience. I have proven ability to provide advocacy and strategic technical guidance to plan and build robust solutions by implementing best practices, planning, and building solutions, and proactively keeping customers’ production environments operationally healthy. I am highly motivated with exceptional leadership and communication skills, and the ability to quickly and easily learn and use new software. My key strengths include: • Motivational Leadership • Information Technology Expertise • Project/Task Management • Business Growth & Optimization • System Support & Development • Training & Development • Coordination & Alignment Connect with me today!