2020 conference agenda

City of Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve will provide opening remarks.

Welcome and keynote (8:30–10 a.m.)


  • Shamik Sengupta, Executive Director, UNR Cybersecurity Center
  • Opening Remarks by Hillary Schieve, Mayor, City of Reno

Keynote Speaker

  • Mike Buglewicz, Mission Support and Test Services, LLC, Contractor to the United States Department of Energy, Program Manager, Emergency Communication Network Services Division

Byte Talks (10:10–11 a.m.)

  • Alexis Hancock, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Tony Rucci, Cybersecurity consultant
  • Troy Caswell, Optiv | Cybersecurity Solutions Integration & Management

Research showcase (1:05–11:55 a.m.)

University of Nevada, Reno Research Showcase

Byte Talks (1–1:50 p.m.)

  • William Olsen, Vice President IT/CIO, NV Energy
  • Robert Daugherty, Vice President Security, Chief Security Officer, Sierra Nevada Corporation

Panel: Cyber @50: Security and Privacy (2–2:45 p.m.)

  • Gi Yun, University of Nevada, Reno (Panel Moderator)
  • Greg Brower, Partner, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Theresa Semmens, Chief Information Security Officer, Nevada System of Higher Education
  • Ramona A. Houmanfar, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Alan Cunningham, CISSP, GSTRT, Washoe County School District
  • Detective Joshua V. Watson, Reno Police Department, Computer Crimes Unit

Industry Showcase (3–5 p.m.)

  • Student Posters/Demos
  • CISO Corner

Capture the Flag (5:30–7:30 p.m.)

Platinum sponsors


OneTrust logo

Palo Alto logo


Maclean Financial Group logo


SNC logo


Optiv logo

College of Engineering logo

Reynolds School of Journalism logo


Computer Science & Engineering logo

Gold sponsors

Baker Hughes logo

IEEE Region 6 logo


NV Energy logo


Trace3 logo

Silver sponsors

Dara Security logo

HIMSS logo

AAR logo