Speaker Bios

Frank Kovacs, Senior Manager, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young, LLP, Iselin, NJ.

Frank Kovacs is an accomplished senior technology executive – currently with Ernst & Young in the Horizon Technologies area of the CIO Services group working across the CIO Agenda as well as leading the Cloud Computing Opportunity Scan which allows firms to engage E&Y for an assessment which in a matter of weeks delivers an independent comprehensive view of the firms readiness for Cloud Adoption and the benefits that can accrue from adoption for which his team won the firms innovation Challenge. In the summer of 2010 Frank co-founded the Cloud Computing Consortium, SC3, in partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology and sits on the Advisory Boards of two of the largest Cloud Computing expo’s in the industry – UP and Cloudcor.

Frank has 25+ years of experience mostly at VP level at firms such as AT&T/Bell Laboratories, AIG, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Bowne, Medco, GSI Commerce, Guardian, and McGraw Hill running Technology Infrastructure, the industry’s largest public then private data and internet networks, largest E-Commerce implementation, large scale application development organizations comprised of as much as 1700 developers and system engineers, has established then run PMO’s at 5 different Fortune 500’s, and has extensive process management experience as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt versed in ISO, ITIL, CMMI, CoBIT, Togaf, SOX, and is ISACA CRISC certified. Frank was part of a team that brought the Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award back to the United States after a 20 year hiatus, and has run Strategic Sourcing agreements as large as $800 Million.

Frank is a highly sought after speaker for his technology views by Gartner, Forrester, the Corporate Executive Board’s CIO Advisory Council, CIO Roundtables, WPO & Strategic Sourcing forum, and was keynote speaker of the IT World Congress. Frank also sits on the Board of Directors the Society of Information Management (SIM). Frank’s credits include: The Gartner Group CIO Choice Award, Comnet Ovation Award, the Vision Award for Excellence at Internet World and the Technology Managers Forum Award for Technological Innovation.

On a personal note Frank is very active in the Community for which he was recognized by the Governor of New Jersey and United States Congress for his community service efforts. Frank also hosts a weekly radio show, “Your Career is Calling,” in conjunction with Rider University and runs a 3,800+ member networking group that will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in November 2011 that helps those from College Students through Experienced Professionals identify and secure employment opportunities. These efforts are estimated to have helped over 7,000 people in our local market who were downsized regain meaningful employment by teaching them new advanced job search techniques that were developed by Frank and his Radio Show co-host Rod Colon.

Michael J. Wojcik, Manager, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young, LLP, Phoenix, AZ.

Mike has performed cloud security assessments for s the US Homeland Security Department, US Commerce Department, and multiple private sector clients.  For salesforce.com, he shepherded their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform  through its first federal government security accreditation. 

Mike has presented extensively on cloud security and governance issues, most notably, on a panel moderated by the current White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, Howard Schmidt, to advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget on cloud security and privacy issues.

Mike has been responsible for securing systems of national importance and scope.  As Deputy Director for Information Security at the Military Health Service, he was responsible for securing the Electronic Health Records that hold the 9 million military medical records, including those of the President of the United States and Secretary of Defense.  He was also part of the security team in the FBI's program office for the “high profile” Sentinel program.

Mike has authored articles on general and cloud security in the National Law Review Online, Public CIO Magazine, and Risk Management Magazine.  He has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University, and an MS and MBA from George Mason University.. As a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), he also has a Certificate in International Political Economy, Technology, and Industry from Oxford University.