manager of health care vertical
Mike Kneeland is a seasoned enterprise transformation industry leader with over 14 years of experience with IT operations and consulting, including leading and supporting operational assessments. The majority of these assessments were in either the public sector or healthcare industry verticals. Specific relevant skills and expertise areas include program management, data analytics, and strategy execution—spanning 5 industry verticals and 5 continents. He possesses specific expertise in the following imperatives and functional domains: operational assessments, business transformation, customer experience, functional business architecture, population health, operational excellence, risk management, technology adoption, work culture, user-centered design, health payer strategy, customer success, data science, and IoT/IoE.
Dynamic sales leader, dedicated to aligning innovative technology solutions with citizen and community challenges. Inspired by bringing together gifted sales professionals, emerging technologies and alliances to build collaborative teams that tackle problems, push through critical next steps and deliver digital transformation to the Public Sector. 25 years of building relevant, strategic go-to-market methodologies, and driving their adoption with partners, systems integrators and lobbyists to compete and win complex public projects.
Mels has helped build and grow the State, Local and Education practices for established Fortune 500 companies, including Cisco, VMware, Oracle and IBM, as well as emerging tech players Pure Storage and Medallia.
Chief Information Security officer
Frosty Walker is a seasoned Cybersecurity professional with over 25 years of cybersecurity experience. Frosty spent six years as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Texas Education Agency improving TEA’s cybersecurity posture and working closely with K-12 schools across Texas.
Before joining TEA, Frosty spent nine years as the Information Security Officer for the Texas Secretary of State, helping protect Texas election data against cybersecurity threats. He also spent ten years with AT&T’s Legal division providing litigation support involving cybersecurity. Prior to joining the AT&T Legal team, Frosty spent over ten years in sales, working with both private and public sector clients to enhance their Information Technology strategies.
Frosty served for two years on the Texas Cybersecurity Council addressing cybersecurity concerns for both the Texas public and private sectors. He served eight years on the Texas State Information Security Advisory Committee establishing cybersecurity guidelines for state agencies and higher education. Frosty also serves as a mentor for Chief Information Security Officers and Information Security Officers.
Frosty has a BA degree from Texas Tech. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP#495375), ITIL certification # GR750218549FW and is a certified Cybersecurity Incident Response Instructor for Software Engineering Institute (SEI) / Carnegie Mellon.