DECEMBER 13, 2018 | 4:00PM – 7:00PM


10900 NE 4th Street | Suite 1400 | Bellevue | WA 98004

Gartner’s predictions reflect the advancement of technologies that have the potential to reshape existing business models and quickly create new ones. The challenge for CIOs and C-level leaders is how to take advantage of new digital business models that deliver services revenue while not forgetting the customer perspective first.

Join Magna5 as we host a panel discussion with notable risk and compliance leaders to discuss how technology innovation will shape the way for businesses in 2019 – and how to prepare for these changes. 


4:00PM – 5:00PM: Sign-in, Networking, Appetizers by El Gaucho

5:00PM – 6:15PM: Panel and Q&A

6:15PM – 7:00PM: Networking


Pete Miller

Peter Miller, CPA, CFE | Shareholder, Audit & Assurance | Clark Nuber

Pete Miller is a CPA and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and a shareholder in the audit and assurance practice at the accounting firm of Clark Nuber PS, located in Bellevue.  Clark Nuber partners with businesses in a variety of industries and sizes to help them achieve their financial goals.  Pete helps reach these goals by providing executive leadership to a number of teams, including the firm’s IT Services team where he supervises a wide variety of security and privacy assessment engagements.  He has been a practicing CPA since 2000 and CFE since 2006.  When Pete is not working, you can find him playing the drums, hiking, running, or playing with his kids.


Jake Bernstein

Jake Bernstein, CISSP | Attorney-at-Law | Newman Du Wors

Jake primarily advises clients on cybersecurity and privacy issues, including NIST Cybersecurity Framework-based managed programs and privacy officer support. Jake has significant experience with laws regulating the collection, storage, and use of private consumer data. Jake also represents companies subject to inquiries, investigations, and actions brought by regulatory agencies, such as state attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission. He also advises businesses about advertising, marketing, and regulatory compliance, including TCPA and GDPR issues.

Chris Gehrke

Chris Gehrke, CPA | EVP and Chief Administrative Officer | Sound Community Bank

Christina (Chris) Gehrke is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer at Sound Community Bank. Chris is responsible for human resources, internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley program, vendor management program, and facilities. Prior to joining Sound Community Bank, Chris was Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting and Administrative Officer for Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle where she was responsible for accounting, financial reporting, data management, compliance, and facilities management. During her career with Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, Chris was responsible for executive management of various operational functions and internal audit department as the Chief Audit Executive.

Steve Vasconcellos

Steve Vasconcellos, CPA, CGEIT | Principal, IT Audit and Assurance | Clark Nuber

Steve Vasconcellos is CPA and CGEIT certified and has deep experience in technology governance, risk and compliance. He previously worked as an IT SOX auditor and as a security professional for Ernst and Young. His clients included Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks, T-Mobile and Zillow. He also spent time at Nordstrom, performing advisory services and thought leadership around technology governance, cloud security, DevOps pipelines, product management, portfolio/program management and other enterprise-wide capabilities.

Bar Lockwood

Bar Lockwood, CISA, CISM | Threat Intelligence/ Security Optimization Specialist | APEX Systems

Bar Lockwood is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), with deep expertise in threat modeling, intelligence management, security audit and engineering integration, and a broad background in data governance, risk management and compliance. She is a technology industry awards nominated business owner and holds a defensive pre-patent publication with Microsoft on an adaptation of a threat modeling tool for broader use in data tier archiving.  In 2005, she injected the first security activities into an international software development lifecycle standard (IEEE-P1074 (2005) Standard for Developing Software Project Lifecycle Processes, compelling adoption in all subsequent international SDLC standards. This work is recognized by the Department of Homeland Security. Bar has devoted her a career to exploring the concept of optimal security to empower companies to secure their assets in ways that permit accelerating business objectives. She is currently assisting T-Mobile in meeting its obligations to protect national critical telecommunications infrastructure.


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