Global Cybersecurity Keynote Speaker

World-renowned keynote speaker & moderator tackling hot topics

Keynote Speaker TopicsWebinar/Podcast InterviewsPast Speaking Engagements

Keynote Speaker Topics

  • Cybersecurity Talent Retention and Development
  • Building Resilient Cybersecurity Warriors
  • Executive Management Development
  • Core Essentials for Building High-Performance Teams
  • IAM, Data governance, and compliance complexities

Elevate your next event with a keynote speaker who brings over 30 years of navigating the IT and Security drama to the forefront of innovation and resilience—introducing Coach Mel! With an unparalleled blend of real-world experience, Coach Mel delivers not just a speech but a transformative journey through the landscape of cybersecurity.

Why should you book Coach Mel for your next speaking engagement?

Because you're not just getting a keynote speaker; you're empowering your audience with decades of wisdom, executive coaching, and the latest cybersecurity best practices. Coach Mel's authenticity, combined with a passion for team building and leadership development, turns the complex world of cybersecurity into an engaging, compelling narrative that resonates with every attendee.

But it's not just about the stories. It's about actionable insights, fostering a proactive cybersecurity culture, and uniting teams against the ever-evolving digital threats. Coach Mel's dynamic approach ensures that your audience leaves not just informed but inspired to act, lead, and secure their digital frontiers with confidence and cooperation.

What now?

Don't miss this opportunity to transform your event with Coach Mel's captivating presence. Elevate your cybersecurity dialogue and inspire a culture of resilience and unity. Book Coach Mel now and set the stage for an unforgettable keynote experience that will leave a lasting impact on your organization's approach to cybersecurity. Let's make your next event not just memorable but monumental. Book Coach Mel today!

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Webinar/Podcast Interviews

Past Speaking Engagements


2024

✔️ February 2024

  • Panelist – “Why IGA is Failing Our Enterprises” – YouAttest

✔️ January 2024

  • Panelist – “Data Visibility, Compliance, and Information Governance” – Enterprise Leadership Network
  • Podcast – “Security training: Necessary investment or overrated expense?” – Escape

 


2023

✔️ December 2023

  • Keynote – “Transformative Journey Toward Professional Greatness” – Black Cybersecurity Professionals
  • Speaker – “Building Security Warriors - Leading Teams w/o Dropping the Ball – Planet Cyber Sec

✔️ November 2023

  • Speaker – “Professional Development in Cybersecurity” – ISSA LA
  • Panelist – “Defining a Competitive Edge: Developing Advanced Capabilities in the CIO and CISO Office” – CDM Media

✔️ October 2023

  • Moderator – “Being Brown and Getting Accepted” – Cafecito with Mel

✔️ September 2023

  • Panelist – “It's not a matter of if but when” – Synergy Media

✔️ July 2023

  • Moderator – “AI-Driven Transformation: Ensuring Security and Scalable Growth in the Digital Era” – C-Vision International CIO & CISO Think Tank
  • Moderator – “Cloud Vulnerabilities” – C-Vision International CIO & CISO Think Tank

✔️ June 2023

  • Speaker – “Building Security Warriors” – Blue Lava Community

✔️ May 2023

  • Panelist – “Recruiting Top Talent - Should you Compromise?” – SIM Women’s Summit

✔️ March 2023

  • Speaker – “Executive Leaders Panel” – Planet Cyber Security / Layer 8 Masters
  • Speaker – “Building IT & Security Warriors” – LA County Security & IT Teams
  • Moderator – “Navigating the Threat Landscape” – SCSIM Summit

2022

✔️ November 2022

  • Panelist – “Identity Security in the Boardroom” – BDI Online & Sailpoint

✔️ October 2022

  • Panelist – “Global Impact on Vendor Managed Security” – ITServe Alliance
  • Panelist – “Can Technology Ever be Sustainable?” – Studio @ Home
  • Panelist – “Back to the Office: What Have We Learned So Far? – Studio @ Home

✔️ September 2022

  • Speaker – “Leveraging your Existing Skills to Break into Cybersecurity – IIBA
  • Speaker – “Scale to Zero – Cloud Security Podcast – Cloudanix

✔️ July 2022

  • Speaker – “Professionalism in Cybersecurity” – NextCISO Cohort – GRCIE
  • Podcast Guest – “Weekly sprints to recraft your life” – Fail Faster podcast – the Philosophie Group

✔️ June 2022

  • Moderator – “The New Economy + The Impact on IT Ops, Teams, Resources, and Priorities” – IT Leadership Forum - Lumos

✔️ March 2022

  • Panelist – “State of Play: Modeling Risk in Innovation” – Studio @ Home
  • Moderator – “Navigating Data Privacy Impact and Compliance Across Industry” – Southern California Society for Information Management 2022 Summit

2021

✔️ October 2021

  • Speaker – “How Legacy Systems Increase Security Risk and What to do About It” – AFCOM

✔️ September 2021

  • Moderator – “Optimizing IT Compliance” – Rela8 & F-Secure
  • Panelist – “The Ransomware Epidemic – What's a CIO To Do?” – Society for Information Management SF Bay Area & AirGap

✔️ August 2021

  • Panelist – “The Future Is Managed and Secure Networks” – Discussion Box & Comcast
  • Moderator – “How do we stop attacks before they stop us?” – Rela8 & F-Secure

✔️ July 2021

  • Moderator – “Navigating to Continuous Compliance” – Rela8 and SureCloud

✔️ June 2021

  • Moderator – “Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention: Guiding the Modern Enterprise in Turbulent Times” – HMG Financial Services CIO Executive Leadership Summit

✔️ April 2021

  • Speaker / Moderator – “Securing the Future: A Preventative Approach to Endpoint Privilege Management – BDI & BeyondTrust
  • Moderator – “Mentoring and Advocacy – SIM Women’s Leadership Summit
  • Panelist – “Data & Analytics Panel Discussion – Precision Technologies
  • Speaker – “(CIO) IT Leadership Executive's Viewpoint" – Kodi Connect
  • Speaker / Moderator – "Accelerate your Organization’s Pace of Innovation" – GBI International

✔️ March 2021

  • Speaker – "Cybersecurity Trends for Post Graduate Degree Candidates" – WiCYS Pace University
  • Speaker – “The IT Security Winds Have Changed: What we learned from the SolarWinds Security Breach” – AFCOM Chicago
  • Panelist – “Security is Everyone’s Responsibility” – The Studio @ Home, Hottopics, and Equinix
  • Panelist – “Building Digital Advantage” – The Studio @ Home, Hottopics, and Equinix
  • Speaker / Moderator – “(CIO) IT in Financial Services" – Kodi Connect
  • Speaker – “Professionalism and Integrity in Communications” – PunchCode/Tech Impact (NPO)

✔️ February 2021

  • SpeakerBanking on Digital Transformation: A Guide to Tackle Cybersecurity with AI” – IQPC
  • PanelistITWorks: Goal Setting– Workfront and BDI
  • SpeakerLending and Digital Transformation – TurnKey Lender – Market overview and trends
  • Podcast Guest – "Meet the Parents! with Mel and Wendi Reyes" – Fashion Your Passion Podcast

✔️ January 2021

  • Podcast Guest – "Positivity and Mindfulness for Techies" – Fail Faster podcast from the Philosophie Group Inc
  • Speaker / ModeratorLeveraging Leadership Qualities to Embrace a Culture of Innovation and Transformation – GBI.

2020

✔️ December 2020

  • Panelist – “Reshaping the Business and the Future of Work” – Inaugural HMG Financial Services summit
  • Speaker / Moderator – “How new data sources and types unlock unlimited analytics and insights” – Vation Ventures and Cloudera

✔️ November 2020

    • Breakout Moderator – “Next Generation Banking” – Summit – GDS

✔️ October 2020

  • Speaker / Moderator – “Elements of an Effective AppSec Program” – Vation Ventures and Veracode
  • Speaker / Moderator – “Reimagining Digital Identity during COVID-19 for FI 4.0” – Group Futurista
  • Speaker / Moderator – “Untangle the Cloud to Ship Applications Faster” – Vation Ventures & SysDig
  • Speaker – “Lending and Digital Transformation” – TurnKey Lender – Market overview and trends

✔️ August-September 2020

  • Speaker – “Live Resume Makeover with Mel” – Sessions - Society for Information Management

✔️ August 2020

  • Panelist – “Interview like a Pro Panel” – Discussion - Tech Elevator

✔️ April 2020

  • Speaker – “C-Suite Perspective - Leadership & Integrated Marketing” – NYU Graduate School Course. Virtual Fireside chat with Peter Weingard, an NYU Marketing and Public Relations professor, with his CIO/CTO/CISO Perspective - Leadership & Integrated Marketing class.

✔️ January 2020

  • Speaker – “Understanding the persona of the underserved and unbanked with Oracle Cloud tools” – Oracle Cloud Day 2020