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About the Speaker
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    Phil Lerner
    Professor, St. John's University, Distinguished Engineer, United Healthcare Group / Optum

    Phil Lerner has been a professor at St. John’s University for the past 10 years. He is the first Distinguished Engineer at United Healthcare Group. He has 26 years of progressive cyber, network and systems security experience in vast enterprises as a customer side senior technology leader. Phil provides consultative guidance and programmatic advisory services to this Fortune 6 company and higher education institution on critical programs that contain highly sensitive data requiring advanced technology protections. Phil is still heavily credentialed and working through a PhD in quantum cryptography.