Keynote Speaker

Welcome our GPUG Amplify 2017 Keynote Speaker!

Cybersecurity Tomorrow: Understanding your role in today's cybersecurity planning, in preparation for tomorrow's attacks.

Tuesday, March 21 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm | Marquis North Ballroom


Eric Pearson
Information Security Expert

"With over a billion personal information files stolen during 2016, there has never been a greater need for cybersecurity training than there is for 2017. Join me at the GPUG Amplify conference and learn the essentials of cybersecurity and how to protect your vital information."


Eric Pearson is an Information Security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience protecting the nation’s vital information. Pearson currently serves as an Information Technology Examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, helping ensure the stability and public confidence in the nation's financial technology systems.

Previously, Pearson was a Sr. Information Security Analyst at both the Social Security Administration headquarters and Lockheed Martin. Pearson also served honorably in the U.S. Air Force, as an Intelligence Analyst and Information Systems Security Officer working under the umbrella of the National Security Agency.

Pearson is a recipient of the distinguished Commissioner's Citation for developing and implementing a unified IT Systems Inventory process in support of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and loves the InfoSec industry, frequently conducting training and speaking on the topic.