About the Speaker
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    Ben Howard
    VP, IT & Cybersecurity, Inari Agriculture

    Ben originally asked ChatGPT to write his bio, but felt it was self-aggrandizing, pompous, and unbearably long. After many efforts to tell ChatGPT to tone it down a bit, he gave up and wrote it himself. Ben is a Cybersecurity and IT leader with over 25 years of experience. He specializes in rapidly maturing cybersecurity programs from scratch, aka getting bored with mature programs and starting over somewhere new. The result is a wide variety of experiences across industries in both public and private sectors. Ben has a passion for teaching that extends beyond standard security awareness training. In the "before times", Ben was a SCUBA instructor and taught Microsoft technical certifications. He is a board member of a local charity supporting elementary school aged children, of which he has three.