Innovation & Cybersecurity Lab

Managing the Balance between Innovation and Cybersecurity  

In an age of rapid tech disruption, e-commerce hyper-growth, and big data, many businesses are focusing on “innovation” to maintain relevance. Whether it is new web-based business models, social media marketing, affiliate sales strategies, or monetization of data, “innovation” is the new normal.

But with these changes comes inherent cybersecurity risk that every business needs to take into consideration. Join us for a candid discussion around the merging worlds of innovation and cybersecurity.

Liz Walker
Director, Enterprise Risk & Global Insurance
Groupon Inc.

 Liz is Director of Enterprise Risk & Global Insurance at Groupon. Over the course of her career, she not only served as outside counsel representing insurers, but also worked in-house managing mass litigation claims and coverage communications for a global insurance company. In 2013, she changed roles to join an insured, Chicago tech company, Groupon, managing Groupon’s interests in various litigation and pre-litigation matters. After 3 ½ years in Groupon’s legal department, Liz reinvented her career by developing her current role managing Groupon’s global insurance and enterprise risk.


Alison Chung

Alison is the founder and President of TeamWerks, a Chicago-based technology consulting firm. TeamWerks is a full service technology consulting firm with a growing specialty practice in computer forensics. Prior to establishing TeamWerks, Alison served as Chief Information Officer at one of Chicago’s top five law firms. She created the firm’s Technology Services Department, staffed it with technology professionals in four cities, enabling the firm to be one of the early pioneers of integrated technology.  Alison began her career as an Assembler Language Programmer and then a Systems Engineer for National Accounts at IBM Corporation. After three years with IBM, Alison moved to the Chicago office of PriceWaterhouse Coopers. As Manager of Management Consulting Services, Alison completed consulting engagements for clients that included law firms, social service agencies, health care organizations, the Chicago Tribune Company, and the State Department of Corrections.


John Rastovski
Executive Director, Commercial Bank 
JPMorgan Chase

John Rastovski is an Executive Director within the Global Technology organization for JPMorgan Chase’s Commercial Banking Business Unit.  In his role as Cyber Information Security Director, he has accountability for Cyber Security and IT Risk functions across the Commercial Bank, inclusive of creating and executing upon a wide variety of strategic and governance programs. In addition, John provides regulatory support for domestic as well as international compliance as it relates to Cyber Security and Information Risk Management.  John has been in Technology 25+ years, with nearly 20 years in the financial services industry, and holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification from ISC2. Roles have spanned across Cyber Security, Technology Controls, Information Risk, Regulatory Compliance, Application Development, and Engineering.


Antonio Robinson
Vice President, Technology, Cyber Security, Compliance and Privacy

Antonio, a cyber security executive and technology visionary, has a long career focused within the security sector. He has more than 28 years of experience in various fields of cyber security and technology management and global experience with cyber security and intellectual property protection as a subject matter expert. Antonio has held positions of Global Security Manager, CTO, CISO, and CEO at companies ranging from startups to F100s and has developed various services and products. His recent work includes cyber security within large enterprises covering DoD, R&D, and automotive. His emphasis has been on the Internet of Things (IoT), embedded systems, and the critical infrastructure environment within medical, smart grid, SCADA, energy, and vehicle security sectors.


Stephanie Snyder
Senior Vice President & Commercial Strategy Leader, Cyber Solutions

Stephanie is responsible for the development of Aon’s Cyber Solutions capabilities and go-to-market approach. Stephanie works closely with Cyber Solutions leadership to link business strategy, market trends, cyber events and Aon’s products/services into a cohesive message to drive marketing and sales across Aon Commercial Risk Solutions.  In addition, Stephanie serves as an insurance broker for current and prospective Cyber and E&O clients. Her industry focus includes technology companies, manufacturers, retailers, life sciences companies, and financial institutions. Stephanie joined Aon in 2015. Prior to Aon, Stephanie spent 8 years with Marsh, specializing in Cyber and E&O. Prior to her brokerage role, Stephanie spent 5 years with AIG.


Carrie Yang, ARM
Vice President and Team Leader, Cyber Solutions

Carrie is Vice President and Team Leader of Aon Cyber Solutions, based out of Chicago. As a lead or collaborative broker, she identifies exposures, develops, places, and services insurance solutions related to Cyber, technology errors and omissions, miscellaneous professional liability, media liability, and intellectual property for large domestic and international companies. In addition, Carrie is acting as the US based Asia Cyber Liaison to support Aon Asia teams with respect to intellectual capital and development of Aon Cyber Solutions expertise. Carrie has 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry, including 13 years in management liability and professional liability brokerage. Carrie started her career in the Aon Shanghai office in 2004. In mid-2012, she was promoted to Aon Chicago, specializing in management liability insurance and providing risk management services to public and large private companies. In early 2015, Carrie was recruited to Aon’s growing Cyber insurance group.