We are happy to mention the below industry leaders as advisors to help steer our initiative.

Faye Francy, Executive Director - Auto-ISAC

Faye Francy serves the global automotive industry through the analysis and sharing of trusted and timely cyber threat information about existing or potential cyber-related threats and vulnerabilities for on-road vehicle electronics and associated networks.

Faye has been actively engaged with private-sector stakeholders, partners and government agencies to facilitate information sharing and strengthen the industry's capability and capacity to detect, prevent, respond to, and mitigate disruptions related to the connected vehicle and supporting infrastructure. 

Faye’s responsibilities include developing, maintaining and executing a Strategic Plan that outlines strategic and operational priorities for the automotive industry. Faye has built and maintained key relationships with CIOs, CISOs, Product Development leadership, and other executives across the automotive industry responsible for securing vehicles and connected infrastructure. 

Previously Faye was the Aviation ISAC Executive Director.  She held numerous leadership positions at Boeing, including Cyber ONE Leader, Director Enterprise Technologies, Phantom Works and Air Traffic Management. 

The Auto-ISAC is a non-profit organization operating in Washington, D.C.

Andrew Wartell, CEO - Wartell Consulting

Andrew Wartell is CEO of Wartell Consulting, LLC providing advice and guidance to public and private organizations in the areas of Security Analysis, Technology and Operations. 

He has provided Physical Security and Explosives Mitigation expertise to DOD/Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office and other government agencies. Mr. Wartell also sits on the Boards of The Foundation for Safer Schools, dedicated to provide funding for schools for training staff and hardening facilities to mitigate active shooter incidents.

Andrew Wartell has over 39 years in the Intelligence and Security Community. He has managed both defensive and positive operations activities with concentration on protecting assets in the overseas environment. He was the Intelligence Community expert on risk assessment and risk management in facility physical and technical security and currently represents industry in many government forums.

Mr. Wartell retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 2002. His final assignment was as Associate Director of the DCI/Center for Security Evaluation where he managed the DCI’s physical, technical and counterintelligence security oversight of diplomatic construction, worldwide – to include the US embassies in Moscow and Beijing. He was the Intelligence Community expert on the risk of surreptitious entry and had oversight of the US Government technical and HUMINT threat assessment process.

Mr. Wartell spent four years as Vice President of Global Security and Director of Special Projects at Goldman Sachs where he provided facility physical and technical security design including the new $2.1 billion Goldman Sachs headquarters building in NYC; data centers in the US, Hong Kong, India and UK; and site selection and risk assessments for facilities worldwide.

Shilpa Kotiyan, Director of Technology - Ernst & Young

Shilpa is the Director of Technology in the Digital and Emerging Technology division of Ernst and Young Technology Consulting. She has been in the consulting industry for almost 20 years and is currently focused on digital and cognitive technologies supporting customers across multiple sectors. In the past she has worked in web security and architecture of omni channel ecommerce implementations. She also acts as an advisor to the Girls who Code initiative at the local school chapter in North Potomac, Maryland.

Bill Downer, VP of Sales at Seagate Government Solutions

Bill serves as the VP of Sales at Seagate Government Solutions where he is focused on storage offerings for U.S. government customers. Bill also worked in BD for Xyratex before it was acquired by Seagate and was vice president of federal sales at DataDirect Networks beginning in 2012.

He has also served in leadership positions at Mellanox Technologies, Quantum, StorageTek and Sun Microsystems earlier in his career.