CISO & Compliance Dinner

May 9, 2018
Reid Ryan, President, Houston Astros
& Catharina Budiharto, CISO, Chicago Bridge & Iron

Ryan was previously President and CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, which owns and operates the Double A Corpus Christi Hooks and the Triple A Round Rock Express baseball clubs. Corpus Christi is an affiliate of the Houston Astros and Round Rock is an affiliate of the Texas Rangers. "Since 1998, I have been fortunate enough to be an owner and president of the Astros Double-A affiliate," Ryan said. "During this time, I've had the chance to meet and get to know many of the players that have come up through the system." 

Ryan is credited with creating the Corpus Christi and Round Rock franchises, which are traditionally ranked at the top in minor league attendance, stadium satisfaction and franchise value. In 2013, Ryan initiated the first Major League Baseball games in San Antonio at the Alamodome, which took place in March. The two-game exhibition series drew over 75,000 fans. Ryan has also been active in the leadership of Minor League Baseball, serving as a trustee of the Texas League, as a Pacific Coast League executive committee member and as Finance Chairman for MiLB.

Catharina Budiharto, a.k.a "Dd", is Director of Information Security, Risk and Compliance at Chicago, Bridge and Iron (CB&I), where she leads a team of security professionals in Risk Governance, Compliance, Security Architect, Threat & Vulnerability Management, Identity & Access Management, and Security Operations. Dd has been in various security roles for more than 20 years, with the last 12 years working in the Oil and Natural Gas industry. She is the past Chair for the American Petroleum Institute (API) IT Security Subcommittee. She has served as a speaker and moderator for Evanta CISO events, API IT Security conferences, Rice University Baker Institute Public Policy Cyber Security Forum, and many others. In her capacity, Dd has developed information security program and strategy from the ground up, as well as transforming information security practice to the next generation program that is facing advanced, state-sponsor cyber attacks. She is well-connected with other information security officers in the industry and the US Government as part of the intelligence sharing network. She holds a BA from Ottawa University; MAccy from the George Washington University, and security certifications: CISSP, CISA and CISM. 

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