CNBC Evolve Livestream

Evolve: Innovations in Cybersecurity

The effects of the global pandemic extend far beyond health concerns. With the rise of digitization and millions of people working remotely, even as organizations look toward some form of a workplace return, the attack surfaces for cyber criminals has never been higher. It’s incumbent upon the most forward-looking technology leaders – from the public and private sectors – to adopt robust and transformative approaches to stay ahead of these ever-rising threats.

Featuring conversations with top security experts, CNBC Evolve: Innovations in Cybersecurity will dissect efforts to protect our nation’s cyber infrastructure and identify threats, with actionable advice on ways the government and private enterprise can work together to anticipate threats before they happen.

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Elena Kvochko

A technology, cybersecurity executive, inventor, Elena has built her career in protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber attacks and building innovative technology and digital solutions. She currently serves as Chief Trust Officer at SAP. Her team spans four continents enabling the trustful secure digital transformation of clients across global lines of business and cloud products. Before this position she was Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice-President and Technology Executive in the global security organization at Bank of America. Previously, Elena served as Chief Information Officer in the Global Security Division at Barclays Bank in New York and London. Her focus was on delivering the highest degree of privacy and security to protect customers and employees globally. She was an affiliate fellow at Harvard Law School. Elena was named among the Top 100 CIOs; Leading CIOs - Who Happen to be Female by CIO Magazine, CIO of the Year finalist and 2019 Business Role Model of the Year by Women in IT Awards, Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women - International. Her published work appeared in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, featured in the Wall Street Journal, the White House cybersecurity report, The New York Times, and multiple industry media. She has invented patent-pending technologies in cybersecurity, privacy, and secure financial technologies (with 30+ pending patents being one of the top inventors at BofA). Elena is a Board member of the non-profit Refugees International and Patron of Carnegie Hall in New York.

Suresh Venkatarayalu

In this role, Suresh is responsible for our end-to-end new product development and introduction processes, including efforts to develop new, breakthrough technologies and software for the Industrial Internet of Things. Suresh oversees Engineering, Research and Development functions as well as Honeywell Technology Solutions. He also serves as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Honeywell's Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) business group.

Suresh joined Honeywell in 1995 as a software engineer and systems analyst for Aerospace and then held a series of engineering and IT leadership positions. His previous roles included CTO for our former Automation and Control Solutions business group and President of Honeywell Technology Solutions where he was responsible for more than 50 percent of Honeywell's global technology design centers across India, China and the Czech Republic.

A graduate in computer science engineering from Bharathidasan University (India), Suresh has completed his post-graduation work in general management from the Indian Institute of Management in Kozhikode.

John Demers

John Demers became Assistant Attorney General for National Security on February 22, 2018. In that capacity, he leads the Department of Justice’s efforts to combat national security related cyber-crime, terrorism and espionage, to enforce export control and sanctions laws, to use the authorities of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and to conduct national security review of foreign investments. In November 2018, John was selected to lead the Attorney General’s China Initiative, put in place to counter the Peoples Republic of China’s persistent and aggressive economic espionage, trade secret theft, hacking and other related crimes.

Prior to rejoining the Department, John was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at The Boeing Company, where he held several senior positions including in Boeing Defense, Space, and Security and as lead lawyer and head of international government affairs for Boeing International.

From 2006 to 2009, John served on the first leadership team of the National Security Division, first as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General and then as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Law & Policy. In addition, he has served in the Office of Legal Counsel and the Office of the Deputy Attorney General. From 2010 to 2017, he taught national security law as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. John worked in private practice in Boston and clerked for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated from Harvard Law School and the College of the Holy Cross.

Michael Orlando

Michael J. Orlando is a Senior Executive Service leader with more than 25 years of law enforcement, Intelligence Community, and military experience, including counterintelligence and counterterrorism investigations. Mr. Orlando joined the National Counterintelligence and Security Center in November, 2020, serving in the position of Deputy Director.

Mr. Orlando recently served as a Deputy Assistant Director in the Counterterrorism Division in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the business administration and operational support for the division, which included technology development, human resource matters, financial management, and private-sector partner engagements. Mr. Orlando also served as the acting head of the Counterterrorism Division and successfully managed several interagency crisis incident responses, including the attack at Pensacola Naval Air Station; Manda Airstrip, Kenya; as well as the domestic terrorism attacks in Jersey City, NJ, and Monsey, NY.

Mr. Orlando entered on duty as an FBI Special Agent in 2003 and was assigned to the Pittsburgh Division where he investigated counterintelligence matters. In his follow-on field assignment to the Washington Field Office, he worked on high priority counterintelligence special projects with multiple deployments to the People's Republic of China. In 2009, Mr. Orlando was the program manager assigned to a FBI task force where he coordinated counterintelligence operations in the Western Pacific and East Asia and led an interagency and foreign partner effort to disrupt foreign influence in the region.

In 2011, Mr. Orlando returned to the field and was assigned to the Honolulu Field Office where he oversaw the successful espionage investigation and conviction of a DoD contractor for passing national defense secrets to China. In 2013, Michael served as the principal deputy for the East Asia Section in the Counterintelligence Division, and in 2017 he served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office, Counterintelligence Division, where he oversaw the successful disruption of Russian clandestine foreign agent Maria Butina. In 2018, he helped create the Counterterrorism Division’s Iran Threat Task Force, now the Iran Mission Center, as its first Acting Section Chief.

Mr. Orlando has received the FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Counterintelligence Investigation and has been awarded three Director of National Intelligence Awards for Counterintelligence Operations.

A native of New York, Mr. Orlando received his bachelor's degree in Economics and Management from the State University of New York, College at Cortland. In 2017, Michael attended Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and earned a master’s in leadership. Prior to working for the FBI, he was an officer in the U.S. Army and was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency.

Eamon Javers

Eamon Javers is CNBC’s Senior Washington Correspondent, focusing on the role of money and influence in Washington, D.C. He also reports on the U.S. Department of Justice and its Antitrust division’s expected battle with Big Tech. Javers joined CNBC in June 2010 as a Washington reporter based at the bureau in the nation’s capital and appears on the network’s Business Day programming.

Previously, Javers was a White House reporter for Politico, where he covered the intersection of Wall Street and Washington. He conducted investigations of the administration’s financial bailouts and economic stimulus efforts, broke news about the presidency of Barack Obama and authored trend stories on Washington.

Prior to joining Politico, Javers was a Washington correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine writing extensively about Washington lobbying, including the Jack Abramoff scandal and unearthed previously unknown incidents of corporate espionage. He also was an on-air correspondent for CNBC, where he covered the intersection of business and politics. Javers’ articles have appeared in Fortune, Money, Congressional Quarterly and He began his career at The Hill, a weekly newspaper (and website) covering Congress.

Javers is author of the book “Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage,” which revealed a never-before-reported CIA policy allowing active-duty officers to moonlight in the private sector.

He has appeared as an analyst on each of the major broadcast networks, all of the major cable television news networks, the BBC and National Public Radio.

In 2014, Javers was named a finalist in the Gerald Loeb Awards explanatory category for his coverage of how market-moving financial data is released. In 2006, Javers received an Award of Distinction in investigative journalism from the Medill School of Journalism. He graduated from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

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