Christopher Costa brings extensive experience, having had a distinguished career at EY, serving in their Forensic & Integrity Services practice for more than 14 years. Mr. Costa played a key role in establishing, strengthening and managing its global network of more than 4,000 professionals across 75 countries.
Having started in 2004 in the New York office, Mr. Costa moved to EY Global in 2006, serving as the Global Chief Operating Officer of the forensic business. He was based in London from 2008-2012 during which time he also served as the EMEIA COO. Mr. Costa continued to serve as the Global COO until the summer of 2018 when he transitioned to the role of Global Markets Leader. He left the firm in March 2019.
Mr. Costa has broad experience in emerging markets, including India, China and Africa. He has been active in public policy matters including OECD/G20/B20 anti-corruption efforts and anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing initiatives. He has participated in the Munich Security Conference and the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa.
Mr. Costa earned his BA from the University of California, Berkeley, his MPhil from the University of Cambridge and his MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
David Mandell brings great experience across legal and eDiscovery technology domains. He served as General Counsel for public and private companies overseeing all aspects of litigation and the discovery process.
He has the experience of serving as Pop TV’s General Counsel during the rebrand and growth phase, overseeing the network’s legal and business affairs, ranging from corporate development to programming agreements to IPR.
Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel/Corporate Secretary for Mandalay Digital Group, where he managed corporate development and strategic planning, business and legal affairs, and corporate governance and regulatory matters.
Dr. Bruce Hartley
Dr. Bruce Hartley brings extensive experience across the entire cyber security, digital investigations, software engineering, and electronic discovery spectrums. He has experience as an expert witness in support of multiple litigations involving such issues as electronic mail fraud, software development process and contracts, data destruction, intellectual property disputes (software/source code theft), protection of company confidential and proprietary information, and trade secret misappropriation.
He is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Arete Advisors, Inc. Arete Advisors is a Cyber Security firm that focuses on data-centric investigations, incident response, and security assessments. Prior to Arete he was the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Discovia. Prior to Discovia, Dr. Hartley was Vice President of the Celerity Consulting Group, where he led the Digital Forensics and Investigations practice. Prior to Celerity, he was the National Director for Discovery Services at Deloitte FAS, LLP. Before joining Deloitte, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Cricket Technologies and the IT Sector Director at bd Systems, Inc. (now part of SAIC).
He has been a presenter, panel speaker, instructor, and round table representative at several industry conferences and seminars. Also, Dr. Hartley has authored numerous publications on information security, computer forensics, data privacy, electronic discovery, records management and other related topics.
He is recognized by the National Computer Security Center as a Vendor Security Analyst (VSA) and certified by the ISC2 as a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certification No. 4140.