InnoTech Advisory Council
The InnoTech San Antonio 2016 advisors, who started meeting in December, provide valuable guidance and insight into the development of this year’s event. As industry leaders in their respective fields, they are perfectly poised to suggest the most relevant themes, topics and direction that best reflect the innovative and progressive spirit of the region.
CIO/CTO, City of San Antonio
2016 InnoTech San Antonio Co-Chair
San Antonio Area Tech Advocate
2016 InnoTech San Antonio Co-Chair
Principal, San Antonio Cyber Consultants
Chief Information Officer, MUY!
AVP of Economic Development, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
Chief Information Officer, Firstmark Credit Union
Dr. Caroline Green
Director, Texas A&M University San Antonio - Center for Information Technology and Cyber Security
Chief Information Officer, City Public Service
Advisory Council Co-Chair & CIO/CTO, City of San Antonio
Board Advisor, Barricade.io
Jeff Reich, Chief Security Officer at Barricade Security Systems, has developed a history of entering situations where little to no security or risk management infrastructure exists, or an existing system needs updating. He has been actively involved in the Information Security community for well over 30 years. He is the Founding Chairperson of the Security Leaders Forum and Founding Member of and was a Group Leader and Section Author for the Cloud Security Alliance. Jeff was the Director of Education for the InfraGard Capitol of Texas Chapter. In addition, he is a past president of the ISSA Capitol of Texas Chapter and was the Vice President of the ISSA Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter. Jeff holds a Top Secret clearance and has presented hundreds each of educational sessions and industry presentations. In 2011, the Information Systems Security Association honored Jeff with the designation of Distinguished Fellow. This designation is awarded to no more that 1% of the ISSA membership population. In October, 2015, he was inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame. Jeff holds CISSP certification from (ISC)2, CRISC certification from ISACA and has held many offices, with many honors, in organizations such as the Information Systems Security Association and InfraGard. He was a Nominee for 2005 National Information Security Executive of the Year and 2006 Southeast Information Security Executive of the Year, both sponsored by Executive Alliance. In September 2006, he was granted a Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management from The Council for Service Management Education and The Information Systems Examination Board. He has conducted training and served as guest speaker at numerous conferences and seminars.
Jo Ana Alvarado
Director of Information Technology and Services, San Antonio Housing Authority
President, Alamo Chapter PMI
Chief Information Officer, NuStar Energy Corporation
Owner, Scherer Communications
Sharon O'Malley Burg
Owner, O'Malley Burg Consulting
Advisory Council Co-Chair & San Antonio Area Tech Advocate
Chief Information Officer, Vantage Bank
Shawn Main is the Chief Information Officer and a Senior Vice President for Vantage Bank Texas. Mr. Main began his banking career with McMullen State Bank in 1996. He held a variety of positions in bank operations, system administration, and as Information Security Officer until 2004. In 2004, he was recruited by Rackspace Managed Hosting, where he served in various technical and managerial capacities. In 2007, Mr. Main returned to banking and helped build a 12 branch network across Texas. Mr. Main graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from UTSA.
Deputy CIO, University Health System
IT Leader, Business Partner, & Technologist
Travis Smith is a consummate professional with advanced specialization in the areas of cloud computing, security, and infrastructure design. Mr. Smith has also held a variety of IT leadership positions with multiple private companies (hosting, ISP's, and Mobile Development) and governmental organizations (US Federal Courts, FBI, DEA). Travis graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology where he was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society and consistently made the Dean's List. He was also selected as 1 of 3 individuals to represent the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) to testify in Washington, D. C. before Congressional Sub committees on strengthening those institutions that provide career specific educational programs and train about half of the technical students entering the workforce in America. Travis holds multiple industry certifications in the areas of process improvement, service life cycle management, security, and systems operations. Volunteering is a passion for Travis and he has done so for many different organizations, with one being the Creating IT Futures Foundation, where he serves as a mentor to those seeking to enter the technology field.
VP Economic Development, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce