Jim is the President of Reavis Consulting Group, LLC, where he advises security companies, large enterprises and other organizations on the implications of new trends such as Cloud and how to take advantage of them.
Jim has previously been an international board member of the ISSA, a global not for profit association of information security professionals and formerly served as the association's Executive Director. Jim was a co-founder of the Alliance for Enterprise Security Risk Management, a partnership between the ISSA, ISACA and ASIS, formed to address the enterprise risk issues associated with the convergence of logical and traditional security. Jim currently serves in an advisory capacity for many of the industry's most successful companies. Jim is also a partner with the MetroSITE Group.
Jim founded SecurityPortal in 1998 and has been an advisor on the launch of many industry ventures. Jim is widely quoted in the press and has worked with hundreds of corporations on their information security strategy and technology roadmap. Jim has a background in networking technologies, marketing, product management and systems integration. Jim received a B.A. in Business Administration / Computer Science from Western Washington University in 1987 and serves on WWU's alumni board.
Latha Maripuri has spent the last fifteen years in various business and technical information technology positions. Currently, Latha is the Director of IBM Security Services - heading strategy, product management and enablement globally. She and her team are responsible for launching industry leading consulting and managed security services across many key areas - Data Security, Infrastructure Security, Application Security, Identity & Access Management and Risk & Compliance.
Prior to her role in security services, Latha has held numerous positions across IBM in global financing, e-business, supply chain and business transformation. She received her Bachelors degree from Manhattan College in Computer Science and her Masters degree from the University of Michigan in Computer Engineering. Latha is based in New York.