Marc Tomlinson is a senior manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP's Data Quality and Integrity practice in Detroit, with over 8 years experience bringing together public accounting, internal controls and data analysis. He is certified in several data analysis tools and specializes in data interrogation, analysis, and normalization. Marc has participated on projects in a number of enterprise-wide information system environments across a wide array of industries, including financial services, health care, manufacturing, and government services.
Bryan Finnegan is a manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP's Data Quality and Integrity practice in Cleveland with over 7 years experience in areas such as risk management, SAS 99/journal entry testing, business process redesign, and testing of IT controls. He specializes in data analysis related to fraud detection and audit support. Bryan has extensive experience in the financial services and healthcare industries. Bryan is a certified information systems auditor (CISA). He earned a BS in Computer Science from Cleveland State University.
Sajay Rai is a Partner-Technology & Security Risk Solutions Practice at in Ernst & Young LLP. He has more than 28 years of experience in information technology. Mr. Rai previously served as Managing Director of the national Business Continuity and Contingency consulting practice. He was instrumental in starting the company's Information Security consulting practice, and later managed its IT consulting in Latin America. Mr. Rai co-authored a recently published book, Defending the Digital Frontier - A Security Agenda, which guides business and IT executives on how to develop an effective and efficient information security program within their enterprise. He was named to Crain's Cleveland Business Who's Who in Technology and serves as a member of his firm's Partners Advisory Council. A member of CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), Mr. Rai is a regular speaker at industry conferences and is frequently quoted in magazines and newspapers.
Kevin L. Cash, CPA is a Partner-Technology and Security Risk Services at Ernst & Young LLP. He has over 20 years of financial and information systems auditing experience. He currently serves as one of E&Y's North Central Area Leaders for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 and is the Engagement Partner of five multinational 404 engagements. He is one of E&Y's leading subject matter specialists for the 404 requirements and the impact of 404 on the Information Systems control environment for clients. Kevin led E&Y's development of its HIPAA Sales and Service Delivery methodology, and over 30 HIPAA Assessments. He developed the E&Y IT Process Model that is a leading practice view of the processes needed to be in place in a well organized and managed IT environment. Kevin led numerous training courses locally, regionally, and nationally on IT Considerations of SOX 404 and the IT Process perspective and how it is used in an audit.
Timothy B. O'Neill joined Diebold in 1997 as a senior software support specialist, assisting support to the top 10 national financial institutions. O'Neill has been senior product manager on all electronic security access control products for seven years. He is responsible for day-to-day activities and the life cycle of 14 different control products that contribute to over $30 million of sales and service revenue. With a passion for biometrics, Tim's mission at Diebold is to provide customers with a leading edge on present and future security solutions. Prior to joining Diebold, O'Neill held various product engineering and technical design positions, including product engineer for The Allen Telecom Company in Solon, Ohio. Tim obtained an associate degree in electronics from United Electronic Institute in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and served in the United States Air force.
Jay Schulman is a Senior Manager in at KPMG LLP. Mr. Schulman has ten years of information security experience including positions in senior information security management and leadership. He is a former Business Information Security Officer for a top-five global financial services company. Mr. Schulman managed logical and physical security for a nationwide financial institution's government payment processing platforms. This environment has been designated National Critical Infrastructure (NCI) by the United States Department of Homeland Security and handled approximately one trillion dollars per fiscal year on behalf of the US government. Mr. Schulman is currently a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a member of the International Information Systems Security Controls Consortium (ISC2), Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). He has spoken publicly on the issues of information security, risk management, and technology. Mr. Schulman holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.
Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti, CPA, Ph.D., is a Chicago-based partner in the National Corporate Governance Group of Grant Thornton LLP. He has over 20 years of auditing, consulting, and industry experience. He provides technical consultation on Sarbanes-Oxley, professional standards, financial reporting and auditing matters, and anti-fraud programs and controls. As part of the firm's thought leadership initiatives, Sridhar partners with leading academics, publishes in research and professional journals, makes presentations at professional conferences, and helps design and implement innovative professional development programs. Active in the profession, Sridhar is currently Chairman of the Academy for Government Accountability. He also represents the firm on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Research Foundation and the Chicago IIA Chapter Board of Governors. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Sridhar was the Sarbanes-Oxley Advisor for the National Advisory Practices of Ernst & Young LLP, served on the accountancy faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was a principal in Arthur Andersen's professional standards group in Chicago. He has co-authored a pioneering research monograph on using neural networks for risk assessment in internal auditing and likes to emphasize insights from the behavioral sciences to advance professional judgment and decision making in accounting and auditing.
Karthik Swarnam is a senior manager in Accenture's Global Technology Consulting (GTC) Security Practice. He has over 12 years of experience in IT specializing in security technologies, and has worked extensively in designing and implementing security solutions for various clients globally. As a member of the security leadership team, he has led Accenture's Infrastructure Security Offering in the past and currently leads Accenture's offshore security delivery capabilities. Karthik has been instrumental in helping large enterprises establish security strategies and translate them into solutions. He advises CIOs and CISOs on security vision and regulatory implications, and how to transform their organizations into high performing businesses by enabling business growth and securing the extended enterprise. He is an active Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has been involved in CIDX Cybersecurity initiative for the Chemical industry, as well as in several task forces, open forums, and in Communities of Practice (CoP) in Identity & Access Management.
Eric E. Cohen is the Global XBRL Technical Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers. The past chair of XBRL US and the XBRL GL Working Group, Mr. Cohen is active in the global XBRL community and works closely with other related organizations, such as OASIS, W3C, OECD and UN/CEFACT. He is currently working with security experts, regulators and the accounting profession internationally to consider the use of digital signatures and other security standards to enable the trusted, transparent and transportable future of business reporting and is a listed contributor to the W3C "XML Encryption Syntax and Processing" Recommendation. These days Mr. Cohen spends most of his time with tax administrators globally; he is the chair of the OASIS Tax XBRL Liaison SG. Named one of the "Top 100 Most Influential CPAs" by CPA Magazine, Mr. Cohen has written and contributed to a number of books, is widely published, and is a frequent speaker internationally on topics related to XML, XBRL, Web Services, Continuous Auditing, Data Level Assurance and Security.