CybHER Conversations – June 2021

 

July 14, 2021: Dr. Pam Rowland, Associate Dean of Computer Sciences and Technology in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Grand Canyon University
July 28, 2021: Dr. Chenxi Wang, Founder and General Partner of Rain Capital
Dr. Pam Rowland

Dr. Pam Rowland

Associate Dean of Computer Sciences and Technology in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Grand Canyon University

Dr. Pam Rowland is the Associate Dean of Computer Sciences and Technology in the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Grand Canyon University.  Pam holds a D.Sc. degree in Information Systems from Dakota State University in Madison, SD.  Dr. Rowland has over 15 years of higher ed experience as a tenured faculty and has also held various administrative positions.  Her areas of teaching include cybersecurity and computer science.  Pam’s passion project is CybHER(TM) which she co-founded. This project focuses on empowering, motivating, educating, and changing the perception of girls and women in cybersecurity. The project has been supported by grants from the NSA, NSF, NCWIT, and the AAUW. Pam has experience in building high-performing teams, promoting partnerships, recruiting and retaining students through mentorship, building diverse teams, and writing and administering grants. She is forever thankful for her family.  Pam and her husband live in Phoenix, AZ, and have two grandbabies.  They love adventure and exploring the outdoors.

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Dr. Chenxi Wang

Dr. Chenxi Wang

Founder and General Partner, Rain Capital

Dr. Chenxi Wang is the Founder and General Partner of Rain Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture fund focused on Enterprise Software and Cybersecurity investments. A well-known operator, technologist, and thought leader in the Cybersecurity industry, Dr. Wang is a member of the Board of Directors for MDU Resources, a Fortune 500 company. She also serves on the board of advisors for SC media, Secure Code Warrior, Athena Technology Acquisition Corp, and a number of other startups.

Previously, Chenxi was Vice-Chair on the global board of directors for the OWASP Foundation, the largest security professional consortium in the world. Prior to that, Chenxi was Chief Strategy Officer at Twistlock, VP of strategy for Intel Security, and VP of research for Forrester. Chenxi was named by Cyber Risk Alliance and Women Tech Founders as Women Investor of 2021 and 2019. She was recognized as a Women-of-Influence by the SC Magazine, a top trade media for the Cybersecurity industry.

Chenxi’s career began as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, where she helped found the Cybersecurity Lab of Carnegie Mellon. Chenxi is a trusted advisor to IT executives and a sought-after keynote speaker. She has headlined events worldwide and been featured by top media outlets for her thought leadership work. Chenxi is a Forbes contributor and writes a column for Dark Reading. Chenxi holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.

You can attend the session by registering here!