Enterprise Public Cloud : From Shared Responsibility to Shared Fate through Policy as Code – Sponsored by Concourse Labs

Spring 2022

As Enterprise adoption of public cloud infrastructure continues to see massive growth and acceleration, so too have the challenges of shared Risk Management and Security. How is the responsibility model for assurance of secure cloud changing and what will be the ultimate destination? How does Policy as Code play a critical role in enabling end to end risk reduction for both Cloud Service Providers and Consumers without getting in the way of innovation ? In this session we dive into how the objectives of shared fate, policy as code and the role that the ONUG community plays in helping forge collaborative outcomes.


Don is an accomplished leader in successfully developing and executing business and technology strategy.

Don is CEO and Co-Founder of Concourse, an emerging leader in public cloud management and governance services, as well as a Senior Advisor at McKinsey Corporation.

Don spent 28 years at Goldman Sachs, during which time he held senior leadership roles in Technology in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Don led the global technology division for Goldman from 2012 to 2016 and was named a partner of the firm in 2006 and Managing Director in 2000. Don was the CIO for Asia Pacific from 2001 to 2006 and served on the Asia management committee. Since relocating to the US in 2006, Don co-chaired the IBD Technology Investment Committee and was a member of the firm’s Firmwide Risk, Market Risk and Business Standards committee.

Don played an integral role in creating Goldman’s business systems architecture, algorithmic trading and risk management platform as well as leading strategic firm wide investments in VDI, Data architecture, AI and Cloud / Software Defined Infrastructure. He also created and led the teams responsible for the development of Symphony and Orbit which were subsequently spun out of the firm as broader industry platforms.

Within the technology industry, Don has been an active and vocal proponent of Open Source and Open Standards communities including acting as a founding board member of the Open Compute Project.

Don and his family reside in New York City where he is actively engaged in education and arts, serving on the board of the New York Foundation for the Arts, Columbia University School of Professional Studies, Marist College board of trustees and Teaching Matters.

As Group Vice President, Cloud Engineering, Johnnie leads a team of cloud security experts and advisors who help customers securely deploy and operate on Oracle Cloud. She has spent more than 20 years bringing security technologies to market, most recently for Microsoft’s Enterprise Cybersecurity Group. She has, in prior roles, led product, business development and marketing for industry leaders Gigamon, Juniper Networks, Varonis and Check Point software. In earlier years, she designed cellular infrastructure networks for Motorola Inc. Johnnie’s work has been featured in trade, business press as well as security conferences.

Konstantas holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park.

Umesh Shankar is the Chief Technologist for Google Cloud Security. In his 16 years at Google, Umesh has led a number of foundational security and privacy initiatives including the creation of the Data Protection effort at Google, building global infrastructure for key management, authentication, authorization, insider risk, software supply chain security, data governance, and Access Transparency, to keep users’ data safe across all Google’s products and Google Cloud Platform. He also previously led the Google Assistant Ecosystem team including its developer platform, identity, monetization, and discovery services.

Umesh has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an AB from Harvard University. He is an avid soccer player, mixologist, clarinetist, husband, and dad to three boys.

Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Steinder is a scientist in IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. She is an IBM Fellow and a CTO of Hybrid Cloud Research. Through her career she worked on resource management, distributed systems, containers, and infrastructure management. Currently, she focuses on cloud security and compliance and platform evolution to distributed cloud. She is an author of numerous research papers, an inventor of over 40 patents, and an experienced speaker.

Dynamic and innovative technology leader with a proven track record in building and leading high-performance engineering teams. Passionate about driving digital transformation, enhancing cybersecurity, and optimizing cloud infrastructure for businesses. Extensive experience in driving strategic initiatives and delivering cutting-edge solutions that enable organizations to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving technology landscape. My expertise spans AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI and a wide range of security tools and practices. I’m dedicated to achieving operational excellence, cost optimization, and security posture enhancement through innovative solutions.


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