Security Summit May 9th 2024

Panel 1: Is Distilling Security, with Security Experts


Brian Schneble, GTS Director of Cyber Security

Brian Schneble is a security professional and community leader who assists both public and private enterprises of various sizes, to integrate security processes/systems within their organizations to defend potential threats as well as “actors” in today’s highly technical and advanced cyber environment.

Before beginning a career in cybersecurity, Brian worked over 15 years in the automotive manufacturing industry, leading advanced engineering teams and was the Director of Sales in North America for one of the largest original equipment (OE) suppliers globally. After a successful career helping grow the artificial intelligence (AI) Autonomy and Electrification business units and rallying the community and industry leaders around the transformation of Detroit, Brian is now focused on applying the lessons of machine learning, AI and behavioral engines to the cybersecurity business.

Brian also has a passion for cooking and has been a competitor and finalist on MasterChef and the “F” Word with Gordon Ramsey. He also enjoys lots of “backyard fun” with his family and friends, as well as gardening and boating during the summer months in MI.

Erik Wille

Erik Wille, Chief Information Security Officer for Cabinetworks Group

Erik Wille is the Chief Information Security Officer for Cabinetworks Group. He is passionate about transforming security into a game changing business differentiator driving risk centric results in a complex environment while empowering employees to make sound risk decisions in and out of the office.

Prior to joining Cabinetworks Group, Erik was the global CISO for American Axle & Manufacturing and Head of Information Security for Penske Automotive Group where he had the opportunity to build a global information security program from the ground up.

Erik is President of the Detroit CSA chapter, Co-Host on the Great Security Debate Podcast, holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Information Assurance from Walsh College, Executive MBA from the University of Michigan, and is certified as a CISSP, GPEN, GWAPT and CCSK.

Daniel Ayala

Daniel Ayala, Chief Security & Trust Officer at Dotmatics

Daniel Ayala (@buddhake) is the Chief Security & Trust Officer at Dotmatics, providers of technology solutions for scientific R&D.

Throughout his nearly 30 year career, he has led security, privacy and compliance groups in banking and financial services, pharmaceutical, information, higher education, research and library organizations around the world, and both writes and speaks regularly on the topics of security, privacy, data ethics, and compliance.

Daniel is also the co-host of The Great Security Debate Podcast (@securtydebate).

Panel 2: Future of AI & Security with Compoze Labs Eric Carr

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Eric Carr, President & Head of AI at Compoze Labs

Eric Carr leads Compoze Labs' Generative AI practice, focused on navigating rapidly innovating AI technologies and leveraging AI to build new and improved ways of connecting with customers and employees.

Eric has spent his career helping clients build products and services at the forefront of new technologies and business models, with data, integration, and data science being recurring themes.