Join us as we hear Dr. Jerald Dawkins' entrepreneurial journey co-founding two security companies and co-authoring multiple patents. Bring your questions to ask a visionary CISO during our Q&A session.
Where: Virtual - RSVP for an invite!
When: Thursday, August 27, 5:30 - 7:30 PM CST
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True Digital Security
Co-Founder & CISO
Dr. Jerald Dawkins is the CISO of True Digital Security. His elite combination of security in technology expertise, business acumen, and creativity has positioned him as a driver in the evolution of the field of information security and compliance. Jerry has extensive experience in regulatory compliance, technical risk assessments, penetration testing, web application folder ability analysis a…
Dr. Jerald Dawkins is the CISO of True Digital Security. His elite combination of security in technology expertise, business acumen, and creativity has positioned him as a driver in the evolution of the field of information security and compliance. Jerry has extensive experience in regulatory compliance, technical risk assessments, penetration testing, web application folder ability analysis and secure coding.
Jerry is the author of numerous publications and presents at national and international conferences and he co-founded another successful security company, TokenEx. He also holds the following certifications: CISSP, NSA IAM, and CNSS 4011-4015. Jerry received his B.A. in computer Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK.
Deep Fork Technology
Alex Lobodiak directs the business development operations for GeoSafe, which reduces emergency response times through easy-to-use interoperability software. Additionally, he helps guide entrepreneurs through their changing business landscapes with his boutique consulting company, True North Ventures.
Alex began his entrepreneurial journey while studying Management Information Systems at The University of Oklahoma. As a student, he co-founded a stadium blanket company that donated over $13,000 to a local charity. Over the years, he’s served hedge funds, e-commerce companies, precious metal exchanges, and the healthcare industry. He began consulting GeoSafe in 2015 and joined after leading the company through a successful growth phase.
Alex serves the local community through his involvement in All Kidz, Startup OKC, InnovateOK, Startup Grind, and is a mentor for a startup accelerator run by StitchCrew in partnership with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He has also held positions with OU Price College Board of Advisors, OU Recent Alumni Advisory Board, Catalyst (Allied Arts), and the OKC Festival of the Arts.
He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and his entrepreneurship-focused MBA from The University of Oklahoma. You are most likely to find Alex and his wife, Valerie, walking their chocolate lab around town.