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Season 2 Episode 3: Scuba Gear Required: A Deeper Dive Into AI / ML / DL

March 26, 2020 EWF - Rising Leaders Season 2 Episode 3
NextExec - EWF
Season 2 Episode 3: Scuba Gear Required: A Deeper Dive Into AI / ML / DL
Show Notes

In this episode, we welcome back our guest Preeti Ravindra for the second installment of our discussion around artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.  We are certainly still only at the tip of the iceberg around this fascinating topic. Stay tuned for the third installment later this year!

Guest: Preeti Ravindra
Preeti leads a team of security analytics researchers at IBM. She is passionate about formulating and developing practical applications incorporating cutting-edge technology to enhance security products and solutions in a constantly evolving threat landscape. She innovates in the cognitive security space through rapid prototyping. 

Preeti started her career as a software developer in security with Cisco. Her interest in security led her to pursue a Masters in Information Networking with a cybersecurity concentration from Carnegie Mellon University. After graduating, she worked as a security researcher at IBM and transitioned to her current role where she is the tech lead for Watson for Cybersecurity. She provides technical expertise to artificial intelligence projects for security and contributes intellectual property to IBM's portfolio. 

During her spare time, she gives back to the community by creating awareness about new technologies across universities and to the general public through her speaking engagements. She also champions women in cybersecurity initiatives both within and outside of IBM. 

Host: Kristen Wilbur
Kristen Wilbur is a Senior Manager with Schellman & Company LLC , with over 10 years of experience in providing IT attestation and compliance services. Kristen has evaluated risk and controls for Global 1000, Fortune 500, and regional companies during the course of her career with a strong focus in the technology sector. Kristen currently leads the New York City practice at Schellman where she specializes in SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27001, and HIPAA reporting. In her portfolio she also manages large scale engagements that include FedRAMP, HITRUST, and Privacy.

Kristen majored in Criminal Justice and Spanish in her undergrad and completed her MBA with an IT Management Concentration. She began her career at a Big 4 CPA firm in the advisory group where she spent three years supporting integrated SOX 404 audits as well as performing SOC 1 reporting before moving to Schellman.  

She has a strong passion for giving back and recently helped to establish the corporate social responsibility program at Schellman called SchellmanCARES. She has the following technical certifications: CPA, CISSP, CCSK, CISA, Advanced SOC and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. When she isn’t working or studying, her hobbies include spending time with family and exercise. 

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