Elliott Franklin has served the technology and security industry for the past 21 years. At present, he serves as the Director of IT Governance & Security for Loews Hotels. Franklin has also built the information security programs at Omni Hotels, Essilor of America, Whataburger Restaurants, Methodist Healthcare/Hospital Corporation of America and Texas State University. While risk and security have been his primary roles, he has helped architect and migrate data centers to the cloud and build multi-year technology roadmaps. Franklin enjoys giving back to the community with local security organizations and teaching families how to stay safe online and avoid cyber-bullies. Franklin holds a BBA in management from Angelo State University and is a CISSP, CISM and an ISSA Fellow.