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San Francisco Virtual Event | Cybersecurity in the Boardroom Under the Emerging Landscape
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PDT
Category: San Francisco

05:00 PM - 06:30 PM (Pacific)
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM (Mountain)
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM (Central)
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM (Eastern)

Zoom invitation will be shared the day before the event.


Despite much guidance, moving the needle on cybersecurity and privacy is proving to be difficult. In addition, new and emerging technologies including exploding growth and investments in AI are creating new risks and opportunities for companies and their Boards. Further, new regulations for security and privacy have been passed and /or are on the horizon and will impact the Board’s fiduciary obligations. What are the implications of these emerging changes and what can you do as Board members to protect and promote your company's business value?

Thank you to our National and Gold Chapter Sponsors!


  Yogita Parulekar
Founder & CEO, Invi Grid Inc.

CyberSecurity, Technology Risk & Audit Executive &
Advisor | Board Director


Yogita Parulekar is the Founder & CEO of Invi Grid Inc. a cloud security company. She has more than two decades of experience in technology risk, audit, corporate governance, security, and privacy. She has been a leader of cybersecurity programs at an AI, a healthtech, and an identity fraud risk technology startup, as well as Oracle, and an advisor to large multinational companies including EY’s clients. She is a recognized thought leader in the security governance space and an evangelist for security & privacy-by-design principles that ensure products are built in a way that wins the trust and confidence of their potential customers. She has been recognized as a Security Veteran by SC Magazine and honored for her contributions to ISACA Silicon Valley as its President. She is an eminent speaker at various professional forums. She is also an investor and a mentor to other founders. 

  Beth George
Partner, WSGR
Acting General Counsel & Principal Deputy General Counsel,
Department of Defense under the Biden Administration

Beth George is a partner in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focuses on the representation of companies in complex cybersecurity and data security matters. She recently served as the acting General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) during the beginning of the Biden Administration.  She previously served as a Deputy General Counsel at DoD in the Obama Administration, and from 2011 to 2016, Beth served in various roles for the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ and in the White House as Associate Counsel in the Office of the White House Counsel.

Beth has lectured on surveillance law and technology at the UC Berkeley School of Law, at Stanford University’s law and international policy schools on cyber law and policy, and at Stanford Business School on cybersecurity for executives. She serves as a senior adjunct fellow for the New York University School of Law’s Reiss Center for Law and Security and as an affiliate at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC).  



Nicholas M. Florio, CFA, ASA 
Independent Board Director; Retired Senior Principal & COO;
Financial & Risk Advisor to PEIs, Public & Private Companies

Nick is an accomplished corporate leader and a Retired Senior Principal at Deloitte who focused on providing Financial & Risk Advisory Services. He advised entities on matters of financial analysis and risk in areas such as M&A, joint ventures, reorganizations, intellectual property protection and monetization, and supply chain and operational risk. Nick gained perspective on board governance and business acumen from diverse experiences serving on a business unit board and various operating committees at Deloitte, COO of its Financial & Risk Advisory practice, a financial transaction and risk expert for Private, Public and Private Equity firms, and as a military commander and working engineer. He is a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors and serves on the Program Committee of the SF Chapter of the Private Directors Association. He also holds the CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner (RP) designation.

As business unit leader, Nick held revenue generation, growth and market development responsibilities, talent development and succession planning, and client satisfaction accountability. He led the strategy for three successful service offerings: construction advisory, commercial M&A due diligence and integrated transaction valuation. As a military officer, Regional Managing Principal (RMP), and COO, he oversaw the turnaround, revitalization, and transformation of various business units that exceeded their plan with a strategy for future growth and succession.

From a consulting perspective, Nick has advised public and private companies, and private equity in M&A transaction structuring, valuation, negotiations, due diligence, intellectual property assessment, financial analysis, dispute resolution and litigation support. He held national leadership roles in the aerospace & defense, and hospitality and gaming industries, and also served companies in the real estate, industrial products, technology and consumer industries.

Nick is passionate about family, education and fitness. He is Chairman of the National Advisory Board of PeerForward, a nonprofit focused on fostering a college-going culture in high schools for low-income students. Nick also serves on the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives National Advisory Board as Vice Chairman and also Chairs its Nominating and Board Stewardship Committee. An avid runner competing in races of all distances, Nick has completed over 100 full and half marathons in the past 37 years.