ITEC Speakers

About the Speakers



Steve Sibley is the Vice President of Offering Management for IBM Cognitive Systems Infrastructure.

Steve has held a variety of positions in his 30 years at IBM and is passionate about helping clients transform form their business for competitive advantage and agility through new technology and offerings.


Dimitrios Pendarakis is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Security Officer for IBM Cognitive Systems. In this role, Dimitrios helps formulate and execute the security strategy and roadmap of IBM Power Systems at the hardware, firmware, systems software, and cloud offerings, in collaboration with the development and offering management organizations, as well as ecosystem partners and other IBM business units. During his more than 20 years with IBM, Dimitrios has been instrumental in driving critical innovations across IBM systems and services. In his previous position, as Senior Manager for IBM Research’s Secure Systems and Cloud group, he led research on hardware-enabled security, trusted computing and cloud security, providing IBM clients value from IBM’s systems and cloud offerings. His early work in networking and security research largely defined the areas of Internet policy control and application layer multicast. Dimitrios holds more than 60 patents, his technical thought leadership has resulted in numerous high impact academic publications, and he’s an active speaker at leading conferences. He received MS and PhD degrees from Columbia University, New York, NY and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.


Carol Woodbury is an Independent Security Expert specializing in IBM i Security.  Carol is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and has her PCIP certification. She is also a member of the ISACA organization and has been named an IBM Champion since 2018. 

With over 25 years of experience in IT security, Carol is known worldwide as an expert in the area of computer security. During her career, Carol has architected security solutions for Fortune 100 companies as well as small- and medium-sized organizations. Carol is passionate about helping organizations understand and make use of the security features provided in the IBM i operating system. 

Carol is an educator, architect, designer, implementer and an award-winning speaker and author.  Her latest book, IBM i Security Administration and Compliance, 3rd edition is available from the MC Press Bookstore.


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