The Inevitability of IT/OT Convergence

March 7, 2019 11:30 AM

In this session Chris Blask, Unisys Global Director Industrial and IoT Security, and Stuart Phillips, HP (Cyber Security Practice Lead, HP WW Professional Services) will host a conversation about the realities they find when helping enterprises manage the real security risks of Convergence while reaping the economic rewards.

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Chris Blask


Chris Blask has been involved in the OT and information security industries for more than 25 years, spanning the breadth of the cybersecurity spectrum. He invented one of the first commercial firewall products, built a multibillion-dollar firewall business at Cisco, co-founded an early Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) vendor and co-authored the first book on SIEM. He is Chair of the Board and the International Association of Certified ISAOs and is involved with a wide range of national and international cybersecurity efforts. Chris lives in Orlando, Florida.

Stuart Phillips


Stuart Phillips has over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, networking, and unified communications. He has held leadership positions in sales, marketing, and product/program management for some of the largest vendors (Cisco, Polycom, Avaya, Unisys, Fortinet). Stuart has extensive experience with end users in the military, government and financial markets worldwide, covering all aspects of security. Currently he is at HP heading up the Cybersecurity practice for Device as a Service ) DaaS Global Services group. Stuart is based in Denver, Colorado.