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2017 San Francisco CISO Executive Leadership Summit

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Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

  • "When Presidential Commissions in the past, present, and future need ideas on what to do regarding cybersecurity, innovation, and strategy; I look to HMG Strategy because they always provide the right experts and working groups with speed and efficiency. That is the power of their network."

    Israel Martinez
    Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO
    Axon Global

Creating Organizational Champions to Secure the Future Enterprise

Digital disruption is ushering a new wave of business model innovations. Because digital transformation is a journey, the CISO and other members of the C-suite must recognize that new technologies and emerging innovations represent continual change. As technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and hyper-convergence offer new ways for doing business, the CISO is uniquely positioned to deliver bold, game-changing leadership, engender transformational innovation, and steer the enterprise into the next era of digital business. 

The leadership traits and skills required by technology leaders to help champion customer-centric efforts will be the focal point of the 2017 San Francisco CISO Executive Leadership Summit.

  • Sunny Azadeh
    VP IT & IS
    Guidewire Software

    Sunny Azadeh is an entrepreneur and experienced Information Technology executive with solid industry experience in Semiconductor, Manufacturing, Medical Devices and Software verticals and successful track record of building the technology & infrastructure for during startup, turn around, IPO, and merger & acquisition. She is currently the Vice President of Information Technology at Guidewire Software. Prior to her role Ms. Azadeh was CEO and Founder of Azadeh Inc, an Information technology consulting services, Acctuall, Inc. a big data company focused on full services restaurants, CIO at Align Technology, SVP and CIO at Agile Software and CIO at ZilOG Inc. Sunny holds a master's degree in Computer Science Engineering from San Jose State University.

  • Todd Barnum
    GoPro Inc.

    Todd Barnum is the Chief Information Security Officer for GoPro in San Mateo California.  In this role, he leads the information security team, and helps GoPro secure its critical information assets.

    Prior to GoPro, Todd spent time at two consulting firms, KPMG LLP, and Forrester Research.  In both positions Todd led Information Security Consulting Practices.   

    Prior to these consultant gigs, Todd was the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Warner Bros Entertainment in Burbank California.  At the same time Todd also had the pleasure of serving Warner Bros as the Vice President of Enterprise Architecture, and was responsible for architecting and securing the transition from and entirely insourced IT model to one that was entirely outsourced and off-shored. 

    Prior to Warner Bros, Todd spent 8 years at AMGEN, headquartered in Los Angeles where he served as Corporate Director and Chief Information Security Officer. 

    Early in his career, Todd learned the details of information security as a Naval Officer managing some of the Navy’s largest telecommunication systems.  Todd got his Masters in Telecommunications from the United States Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California, and his Bachelors from the University of Hawaii. 

    Todd is also an Adjunct Professor at California Luther University where he’s taught computer science courses since 2001.  Todd also served as a Board member of the Ventura County YMCA, and was a part Orange County’s Big Brother Big Sister Program.

  • James Beeson
    GE Capital

    James has over 26 years of experience in information technology in a variety of leadership roles.  He has 15 years of direct experience as an information security leader and is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at GE Capital Americas and the Information Security Divestiture Leader for GE Capital.  James has worked for General Electric over 18 Years and currently has accountability for a GE Capital business that generates over $2 Billion dollars of net income on $100 Billion dollars in assets.

    James is actively involved in FS-ISAC (Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center), ISSA (Information Systems Security Association), and ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), which work to drive standards, improvements, and networking in security and risk management globally.  He also participates in Infragard to improve communications between the public and private sectors related to protecting our critical infrastructure. 

    He has Co-Chaired the CISO Executive Summit in Dallas for the past six years, and participates as a Keynote Speaker at SecureWorld, IANS, and other information security and risk management events across the country.

    James also works closely with the SINET, the Security Innovation Network, to promote public and private sector collaboration and increase the awareness of innovative emerging companies.

    He has an MBA from Southern Methodist University with a Finance emphasis and a BBA with a major in Management and Leadership. 

    He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and also Six Sigma Quality certified. 

    James is based out of McKinney, Texas

  • Gerald Beuchelt

    Gerald Beuchelt is the Chief Security Officer for Demandware and responsible for leading the strategy and operations of the development, implementation, and management of the corporate information security governance and management framework. He provides senior-level support for the compliance and privacy programs and is responsible for maintaining SOC2/3 report, Sarbanes-Oxley IT,  ISO 27001 certificate, PCI-DSS compliance, HIPAA, and US and EU Privacy compliance. Gerald is the Data Protection officer for Demandware’s German entity and also acts as the NISP Facility Security Officer. 

    Prior to this position Gerald was a Principal Software Systems Engineer at MITRE. He focused on cyber security, advanced web services, and identity management technology and their application in the context of complex government programs. He architected and implemented the security environment for Air Force programs, focusing on the development and execution of the overall information assurance, including security engineering, configuration management, and certification and accreditation. Gerald also supported modernizing health IT, especially within the S&I Framework initiative of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). In this role he is was also actively engaged with the identity and privacy management communities. Before MITRE, Gerald worked in several positions at Sun Microsystems, focussing on technical support for regulatory and litigative activities in Europe and the US, industry collaborations, standards development, and strategic research and development. 

    Gerald is IT Sector Chief for the Boston FBI/Infragard Chapter and served on the Burlington, MA Information Systems Advisory Board.

  • Steve Booth
    VP & Chief Security Officer

    As the Chief Security Officer, Steven Booth is in charge of leading all aspects of IT security at FireEye.  This includes the ongoing development and execution of enterprise-wide security architecture and monitoring programs, as well as technology risk and compliance.  Steven directs the implementation of security controls, standards, policies and procedures to ensure continuous monitoring and protection of information systems and physical property while ensuring that compliance is maintained against both corporate security policies and industry standards.


    Prior to joining FireEye, Steven was the AVP of Information Security and CISO at Manulife/John Hancock in Boston, Massachusetts, where he had global responsibility for all IT security in the US, Canada, and 11 countries in Asia.  He previously held the role of Cybersecurity Architect at Microsoft, and ran security operations for VeriSign’s MSSP.  Steven has a B.S. in Business Management from CSUH, and a Master’s degree in Digital Security from Golden Gate University.

  • Asheem Chandna
    Greylock Partners

    Asheem Chandna is a Partner at Greylock Partners, a leading venture capital firm, where he is focused on the next generation of enterprise IT companies. He has helped create and grow multiple technology businesses to market-leading positions — both as a venture capitalist and previously as a product executive. His current company boards include AppDynamics, Aquantia, Delphix, Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Zenprise and Xsigo. He was previously on the boards of CipherTrust (INTC), NetBoost (INTC), PortAuthority (WBSN), Securent (CSCO) and Sourcefire (FIRE). Asheem joined Greylock from Check Point Software (CHKP), where he was vice-president of business development and product management. Full bio at http://www.linkedin.com/in/chandna and follow on Twitter @chandna.

  • Donald Codling
    CISO & CPO
    Urban FT

  • Curtis Coleman
    VP & CISO
    Seagate Technology

    Mr. Curtis Coleman is the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for the leading international system storage company, Seagate Technology. Curtis has over twenty-five years experience in IT architecture, Cybersecurity, and management. He holds multiple professional security certifications, including CISSP, CISM. CGEIT, and CRISC.  He is an internationally recognized leader and conference speaker in the areas of Security Leadership, Computer Security Architecture, Web and e-Business Security. Curtis is a visiting scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and is a founding member of the governing board for LLNL's Network Security Innovation Center. Along with his professional career, Curtis is also focused on academic excellence, recently becoming a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the National Computer Science Honor Society. Curtis has a Master of Science in Information Assurance from Norwich University, and is pursuing Ph.D., researching Artificial Immune Systems and Cybersecurity Intelligence. His professional peers selected Curtis as the winner of the West Coast Information Security Executive of the Year Award, and he is listed in ExecRank's "Top 150 Security Executive Rankings" for North America. He is a highly sought-after thought leader, serving on the following Security Advisory Councils: Oracle, Intel-McAfee, Salesforce.com and Palo Alto Networks. His professional associations include: Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) Cybersecurity Policy Committee; and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Security Governance Review Board.

  • Mignona Cote
    CISO Aetna International, CISO PayFlex, Sr. Director / Business Compliance Officer, Global Security

  • Jamey Cummings
    Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Jamey Cummings is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Global Technology Practice. He co-lead’s the Firm’s Global Cybersecurity Practice and is also a member of the Firm’s Information Officers Practice.

    Mr. Cummings is a recognized leader in advising organizations on the recruitment, assessment, development, and retention of information technology as well as information security & risk management talent at all levels, including the Board of Directors. His clients range from large global corporations to high growth entrepreneurial companies, spanning all industries. In addition to Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and their key leaders, he also recruits cybersecurity consultants for leading professional services firms as well as top executives for cybersecurity technology companies and managed security services providers. He is based in the Firm’s Dallas office.

    Prior to Korn Ferry, Mr. Cummings served as an associate principal in the industrial, supply chain, and transportation & logistics practices of another leading executive search firm, where he executed senior executive search assignments for both public and private equity-backed companies. He also served clients in the consumer & retail, technology, government & defense, biotechnology, and education sectors.

    Prior to his career in executive search, Mr. Cummings was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Dallas, where he worked on a wide variety of projects with clients in the aerospace & defense, consumer finance, telecommunications, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and education industries.
    Earlier in his career, he served nine years with distinction as an officer in the U.S. Navy's SEAL teams.

    He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University, and graduated with merit with a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from The United States Naval Academy.

  • Mark Egan

    Mark Egan is a partner at StrataFusion Group, Inc. and has more than 25 years of information technology experience, with expertise in IT transformation, information security, and mergers & acquisitions. His extensive experience includes managing global IT organizations with over 1,200 employees, budgets in excess of $350 million, and IT integration for over 60 mergers and acquisitions. Mark has been repeatedly recognized for his leadership and success in scaling IT organizations to support rapid growth companies.

    Prior to joining StrataFusion, Mark was a CIO at VMware where he led the company from a server virtualization vendor with $2 billion in revenue to a $5 billion market leader of cloud solutions. During his 6 years as CIO at Symantec, Mark’s leadership in IT was instrumental in supporting the company’s transformation from $600 million consumer software publisher to a $5 billion market leader of enterprise security solutions. He held senior level positions with companies in a variety of industries, including Sun Microsystems, Price Waterhouse, and Wells Fargo Bank.

    Mark holds a master’s degree in finance and international business from University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from University of Clarion. Mark developed and taught a graduate class, “Building Business Value through IT Innovation”, at the Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley.

  • Jason Hengels
    Exposure Security

    Jason Hengels is a pragmatic veteran of the data security industry with a talent for building world class security teams. As the founder of Exposure Security, Jason has provided clients with CISO leadership & advisory services as well as hands-on technical services, including post-breach investigation & remediation, web application security testing, malware analysis, IPS & Splunk implementation and custom tool development. He is the former VP of Security at Box, Inc., which specializes in cloud-based storage and collaboration. Prior to his time at Box, he was a Senior Business Leader at Visa Inc. He has successfully managed numerous SAS 70, SSAE 16, PCI DSS and other security audits. Jason has spoken at RSA and other conferences and has a strong network of information security professionals. He currently holds CISSP, CISM and CRISC certifications and has over 16 years of experience as an information security professional. His specialties include security management, APT post-breach remediation and technical/architectural assessment of software and network security.

  • Todd Holloway
    Head of Information Security
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

  • John Iannarelli
    Former Senior Executive Advisor

    John G. Iannarelli recently retired from the FBI after more than 20 years of service, during which he was a member of the SWAT Team and participated in the investigations of the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 9/11 attack, and the Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords shooting.  John previously served at FBI Headquarters as their national spokesperson and on the Cyber Division Executive staff.  In Phoenix, John was the Cyber squad supervisor before promotion to Assistant Special Agent in Charge, the number two position overseeing all Criminal, Cyber, and Counter Intelligence investigations throughout Arizona.  John has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Computer Science for his contributions to the field of cyber investigations.

    John is the author of several other books, to include Why Teens Fail and What to Fix, a parents’ guide to protecting their children from Internet predators and other dangers, and Information Governance Security, how businesses can protect their sensitive data from loss or compromise.  His recently released How to Stop A Terrorist, is a guide for the average person to recognize and help prevent terrorism. John is a highly sought after speaker and has presented to Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and the Vatican where he met personally with Pope Francis to discuss the evolution of cyber crime.

    A former San Diego Police Officer and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, to include studies of international criminal and civil law at Oxford, England, John is also an attorney admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is currently a private consultant, whose clients have included the both the FBI and a national professional sports league.

  • Mike Kail
    Chief Innovation Officer

    Prior to founding Cybric, Mike Kail was Yahoo’s CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures.

    Prior to joining Yahoo, Mike served as VP of IT Operations at Netflix, where he was responsible for Employee Technology and various Engineering components. Before that role, Mike was VP of IT Operations at Attensity, where he was responsible for the Americas data center operations team; including managing various Big Data systems with their Hadoop cluster, HBase and MongoDB components.

    He has been widely recognized for his insightful industry commentary on social media, and was recently named by the Huffington Post as one of the “Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter.”

    He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University.

    Mike is based in Los Gatos, CA, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

  • Josh Knopp
    VP, Information Security Officer
    Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

    Josh Knopp, vice present and information security officer of Enterprise Holdings, is responsible for developing and implementing Enterprise Holdings’ global information security strategy in a manner that enables business and reduces friction.

    Enterprise Holdings operates – through an international network of regional subsidiaries and independent franchises – the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental brands, as well as more than 9,000 fully-staffed neighborhood and airport locations in more than 75 countries. Enterprise Holdings is the largest car rental company in the world, as measured by revenue, fleet and employees. In addition, Enterprise Holdings is the most comprehensive service provider and only investment-grade company in the U.S. car rental industry.

    The company and its affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, offer a total transportation solution, accounting for more than 1.7 million vehicles throughout the world. Combined, these businesses – accounting for $19.4 billion in revenue and more than 93,000 employees in fiscal year 2015 – include the Car Sales, Truck Rental, CarShare, Rideshare vanpooling, Zimride, Exotic Car Collection, Motorcycle Rental and Flex-E-Rent services. The annual revenues of Enterprise Holdings, one of America’s largest private companies, rank near the top of the global travel industry, exceeding many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies.

    Josh has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and more than 16 years of experience directly in the field of information security.  Prior to joining Enterprise Holdings in April, 2016, Josh led MasterCard’s Site Data Protection program and was responsible for improving the logical security framework for the global payment industry.  Josh developed and implemented MasterCard’s strategy to influence market stakeholders towards increasingly secure information security postures and use of secure, emerging payment technologies.  Josh also represented MasterCard on the Executive Committee of the PCI Security Standards Council.

  • Tony Leng
    Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader
    Diversified Search

    Tony Leng is a Managing Director at Diversified Search and leads the CIO and Technology practices. He also manages the firm’s San Francisco office. Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Tony has conducted senior IT management searches for organizations such as Axalta, Delta Dental, Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, Franklin Templeton Investments, Visa, Esurance, Levi Strauss, Blue Shield, TE Connectivity, REI, PG&E, and Polycom. He has also conducted technology searches for companies such as Broadvision, Hypercom, JDA Software, Symmetricom, Backflip Software, SAP and OpenTV. Prior to his executive search experience, Tony was a Board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million public IT company. Before that, Tony ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and Chairman of its ISP and a board member of its 2 million-subscriber cell phone associated company. Tony specializes in CIO search and is a frequent speaker at CIO conferences. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing CIOs today and authors a blog, “Resources for the Modern CIO” (www.tonyleng.com).


    Tony has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum for the past ten years. The Forum is a monthly venue for CIOs to discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and has afforded CIOs the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis. Participating companies have included: Delta Dental, Esurance, Dolby, Gap, Levi Strauss, Dignity Health, PG&E, BioRad, Uber, Genentech, CBS Interactive, McKesson, Macys.com, Clorox, Matson, Charlotte Russe, Kaiser Permanente, Williams-Sonoma, Bebe, Raley’s, Restoration Hardware, Cost Plus, Ross Stores, VMWare, Facebook, Schwab, Salesforce.com, GoPro, Safeway, Franklin Templeton, AirBNB, DocuSign, One Kings Lane, Splunk, and Blue Shield among others.

    Tony received a Bachelor of Commerce (with honors), University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant and CPA.

  • Bob Lord

    Bob Lord is Yahoo’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Bob brings more than twenty years of significant experience in the information security space, including most recently acting as the CISO in Residence at Rapid 7, and before that heading up Twitter’s information security program. As Twitter’s first security hire, he established Twitter’s efforts in compliance, application security, product security, and information security. Before that he held positions in product and information security at companies like Red Hat, AOL, Sun Microsystems, and Netscape. You can see some of his hobbies at http://ilord.com

  • Israel Martinez
    Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO
    Axon Global

    Israel is an expert at Board level strategies that minimize the balance sheet impact and personal risk of cyber compromises.  He is DHS certified and internationally trained as an executive in Cyber Counter Terrorism & Defense and military-grade strategies that protect corporations and Board member’s personal digital-reputation.  He’s also a 2015 nominee as an NACD Fellow and recipient of the 2015 HITEC top 100 award as one of the most influential Hispanic Technology Executives in the U.S. He is a recipient of the U.S. Senatorial Medal of Freedom (also awarded to Ronald Reagan and General Schwarzkopf) and a Board member to; Globes International (Tel Aviv’s “WSJ”), the National Healthcare Information Sharing and Analysis Center (established under Executive Order of the U.S. President), the Global Institute for Cyber Security Research at NASA KSC, the National Cyber Security Council, the Axon Global Alliance (specializing in cyber counter intelligence), and the Wider Net (dedicated to advancing cognitive diversity in Fortune 500 Boards). Martinez is also an accomplished thought leader and speaker appearing in: The WSJ MarketWatch ®, NACD ® Annual Board Leadership Conferences, DHS Office of Analysis & Intelligence, Forbes CEO Conferences, CIO Magazine, U.S. Federal Reserve, U.S. Congress, Department of Defense, and the Globes International Leadership Conferences (as an anchor speaker after Prime Minister Netanyahu).

  • Tim Mather
    Chief Security Strategist

  • Matt Miller
    Sequoia Capital

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a transformative CEO at HMG Strategy, LLC, the strongest executive leadership network. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in consulting with IT executive leaders, Hunter is a multi-title book author and a frequent industry speaker on transformational leadership and innovation. His concepts are used worldwide to improve executive performance, enhance collaboration, elevate the role of IT, and align strategy across the enterprise.

    Through years of research and experience, Hunter has published four books: “The Transformational CIO” (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), “On Top of The Cloud” (John Wiley & Sons, 2012), “Leading the Epic Revolution” (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), and “The Big Shift in IT Leadership” (John Wiley & Sons, 2015).

    HMG Strategy assists C-level executives in becoming transformational leaders. HMG Strategy hosts networking summits and provides services that are focused around innovative IT leadership, management, and technology support to CIOs and senior IT executives. HMG Strategy is "The Strongest Executive Leadership Network" with an international association of more than 300,000 global CIOs/senior IT executives, industry experts, and world-class thought leaders.

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of IT-related charities, and Hunter is a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.



  • Michael Piacente
    Managing Director, North America
    MitchelLake Group

    Michael brings over 20 years of combined IT/Tech practitioner and Executive Search experience specific to CISO/VP Security, CIO/CTO, and DevOps engagements.  Michael has led a focused subset of recent Security leadership engagements across a variety of company sizes and industries including Veritas/Symantec, EY, Virgin America, Duo Security, MuleSoft, and One Medical Group.  Most recently Michael was the CEO for Mitchellake in the US and a Technology Partner at Calibre One.  He also spent 10 years as the Founder and Managing Technology Partner for CVPartners.  Prior to his executive search career Michael was in the managed cloud operations space as a Co-Founder of OpSource and an early executive member at SiteSmith/AboveNet.  Michael began his career with MTI, one of the pioneers in the managed storage space.  A native of Maryland, Michael holds a B.S. Degree from the University of Delaware.  Michael lives in the SF Bay Area.

  • Matthew Rosenquist
    Cybersecurity Strategist
    Intel Corporation

    Matthew Rosenquist joined Intel Corp in 1996 and benefits from nearly 25 years in the field of security. Mr. Rosenquist specializes in security strategy, measuring value, and developing cost effective capabilities and organizations which deliver the optimal level of security.  Currently, a cyber-security strategist for the Intel Security Group, he helped in the formation of this industry leading organization which brings together security across hardware, firmware, software and services.

    Mr. Rosenquist built and managed Intel’s first global 24x7 Security Operations Center, oversaw several internal platform security products and services, deployed the enterprise intrusion detection program, and was Intel’s first Incident Commander for worldwide IT emergency responses.  He has conducted investigations and risk assessments in defense of corporate assets and managed the security playbook for Intel’s strategy planning group, encompassing all security features landing in the PC architecture.  Mr. Rosenquist ran security for Intel’s multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions activities and justified the security strategy protecting Intel’s global manufacturing capability.  His development of the Threat Agent Risk Assessment (TARA) methodology to optimize security, has influenced how organizations view and prioritize risks. 

    Mr. Rosenquist is very active in the industry, speaks at conferences, consults with industry partners, member of advisory boards for cyber education, and has published acclaimed white papers, blogs, and videos on a wide range of information security topics.  He is very passionate about security and information technology, his chosen career path, and strives to blend practical risk mitigation practices and information technology capabilities to achieve an optimal level of security.

  • Stephen Spagnuolo
    Managing Director
    ZRG Partners, LLC

    Stephen Spagnuolo joined ZRG Partners with a principal mandate to launch and build a consequential cybersecurity leadership advisory practice.  He delivers leadership talent and corporate development solutions to the firm’s clients, across security/cybersecurity and various other industry sectors, ranging from early-stage/startup to emerging growth to mid and large global corporates.  In so doing, he leverages his deep and extensive network across the US National Security and Wall Street communities.

    Prior to ZRG, Stephen was the Founder and Managing Principal of SASearch Advisors, a strategic leadership advisory firm.  Previously, he was Co-Founder and Head of the Americas for Sheffield Haworth, a London-based global investment banking and financial services recruitment firm; where in just a few years’ time, he and his team established the platform as a ‘firm of choice’ amongst the Tier 1 global investment banking sector. His formative executive search years were with Russell Reynolds Associates in New York, as a member of the Global Banking & Markets Practice.

    He currently sits as an Advisory Board member for Kean University’s (NJ) Center for Cybersecurtiy; consults frequently with US Naval Academy’s Center for Cyber Security Studies; serves as a cybersecurity “expert” and the on-call cybersecurity headhunter with RANE (Risk Assistance Network + Exchange); and is frequently engaged as guest panelist on cybersecurity recruitment for various executive leadership summits and forums, including HMG Strategy CIO Summits.

    Stephen’s principal areas of focus include:  CXO talent acquisition and corporate development initiatives in/around the cybersecurity/security functional areas, across venture & PE backed, and mid to large multinational companies.  Special emphasis is given to advising management teams and corporate boards on developing their chief information security officers (CISO’s) to become dynamic ‘next generation’ strategic thinkers and influential organizational leaders.  And . . . Within the cybersecurity sector, on behalf of management teams of emerging growth product and services companies, and security consultancies.

    A graduate of the US Naval Academy, Stephen served with distinction as a US Marine Corps infantry officer, having deployed to multiple overseas contingencies.

    ZRG Partners CyberSecurity Areas of Focus

    CXO talent acquisition and corporate development initiatives in/around the cybersecurity/security functional areas, across venture & PE backed, and mid to large multinational companies.  Special emphasis is given to advising management teams and corporate boards on developing their chief information security officers (CISO’s) to become dynamic ‘next generation’ strategic thinkers and influential organizational leaders.  And . . . Within the cybersecurity sector, on behalf of management teams of emerging growth product and services companies, and security consultancies.

  • Megan Storrar
    Global Director - Cyber Threat Management, Incident Response and Investigation, Global Technology Solutions
    Cushman & Wakefield

  • Michael Wilson
    SVP, CISO, McKesson IT
    McKesson Corporation

    Michael has 25 years’ experience in the Information Technology and Risk management; for the last eight years with McKesson Corporation where he is responsible for the security, business continuity and IT risk management functions for the Corporation. McKesson is a Fortune 5 ranked, $181B, 85,000 employee company; providing global Health Distribution and Technology Services for its’ customers. Since joining McKesson Mike has worked to build a team to respond to an ever increasing complex global regulatory environment and thwarting criminal attempts to compromise McKesson’s systems.

    Mike has experience across several geographies and industries including financial services, insurance, healthcare, utilities and consumer products. He is regarded as a national thought leader and was voted by his peers as a 2011 CISO of the year for his industry contributions towards cyber security awareness. He is a member of several advisory boards and industry organizations. Prior to McKesson, he worked for many years for a global professional services organization and held various IT positions in the AsiaPac region working in the Financial Services industry for a Bank and General Insurance company. Michael holds a bachelors’ degree in Business Commerce and Administration from Victoria University, New Zealand, Masters in Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, and Graduate Certificate, Health Management (MIT).



  • Brian Zaugg
    Head of Security
    Authentic8, Inc.

    Brian Zaugg is an information security leader with over 20 years experience designing, integrating, securing, and deploying enterprise technology solutions. Brian is currently the Head of Security at Authentic8, Inc., a software-as-a-service startup company that secures Internet browsing for consumers and enterprises. He is also an adjunct faculty for the Merritt College Application & Infrastructure Security Program, where he helps with course development and instruction. Academically, Brian is writing his dissertation  for a PhD in Information Assurance and Information Security. Brian has an MBA in Global Management and an MS in Physics. Brian also holds several information security professional certifications. Brian has worked with organizations across many industries, including telecommunications, bio-technology, education, and defense. Brian’s diverse experiences enable him to provide an interesting perspective on the business and security challenges we face across the globe.


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion, Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, and Michael Wilson, SVP, CISO, McKesson IT, McKesson Corporation

8:20 AM - 9:00 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Summoning the Courage to Lead and Drive Innovation – Building Bridges and Securing Your Enterprise

Gerald Beuchelt, CSO, Demandware

Curtis Coleman, VP and CISO, Seagate Technology

Bob Lord, CISO, Yahoo

Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global

Matthew Rosenquist, Cyber Security Strategist, Intel Corporation

Moderator: Mike Kail, Chief Innovation Officer, Cybric

Leaders who build their skills on a strong foundation of courage have a significant advantage for successfully driving innovation to create value to their organization. Today’s CISO must be prepared to embrace strategic innovation while simplifying IT and bringing legacy operations and applications into the future. To accomplish this, the CISO must be strategically aligned with the CEO and the board, while aligning security strategies with corporate goals to stay competitive.

This session will address the new and dynamic mindset a CISO must employ to lead with courage and drive innovation to secure the enterprise.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Mandate for Becoming Boardroom-Ready

Moderator: Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners

According to research by KPMG, risk management is a top concern for global audit committees. Yet many audit committee members say cyber risk communications “needs improvement”.  In this CEO-driven panel discussion, corporate chiefs will share what they and the Board of Directors expect from CISOs. This includes the ability to effectively communicate the nature of emerging threats and response tactics in terms that the C-suite and board can understand.

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Leveraging Actionable Intelligence to Mitigate Risk Within Your Enterprise

Jason Hengels, Founder, Exposure Security

Todd Holloway, Head of Information Security, Marvell

John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

Megan Storrar, Global Director - Cyber Threat Management, Incident Response and Investigation Global Technology Solutions, Cushman & Wakefield

Brian Zaugg, Head of Security, Authentic8, Inc.

Moderator: Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion

Actionable intelligence and predictive analytics is accelerating, driven by massive platform and technology shifts. Securing enterprise architecture, social, mobile, cloud and legacy systems is a constant challenge. How can CISOs balance the demand for immediate, transparent access to information while maintaining security and privacy?

This panel of senior executives will share discussion around emerging operational information technologies to leverage actionable intelligence that mitigates enterprise security risk.

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Strategic Leadership in a World of Accelerated Change

Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry

Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search

Michael Piacente, Managing Director, North America, MitchelLake Group

Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, ZRG Partners, LLC

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Accelerated change in today’s markets requires a new range of performance from today’s CISO – including taking a starring role in the C-suite, becoming more customer-focused, adapting to new environments and leading innovation to create value by leveraging technologies in the new IT ecosystem model of this decade. CISOs must employ a strategic vision and manage the cultural shift for security within their organization.

In addition, building a world class team to accomplish this becomes even more challenging in today’s economic environment, particularly for global organizations. Senior cyber-security practice search executives will share discussion around recruiting, developing and retaining a high performing team.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion

HMG has a long history of giving back to the community and developing future leaders. We are proud to be a sponsor of the Merritt Security Program (http://www.ciseeducationfund.com/securityprogram/) that was designed by industry experts to train the next generation of security leaders. Merritt serves the Oakland school district that includes kids from less advantages background. Merritt offers security leaders the opportunity to improve their security program and give back to the community. We will be discussing the program in more detail during this session and will have students in attendance that you can meet.

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM  

EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE WORKING GROUPS: Creating Winning Strategies Using Top Security "Fails"

Issue 1: Retaining and staffing your security organization (LEAD: Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry)

Issue 2: Must have questions and strategies for your Board of Directors (LEAD: James Beeson, CISO, GE Capital Americas)

Issue 3: Best Practices on a successful Security Audit (LEAD: Mignona Cote, CISO Aetna International, CISO PayFlex, Sr. Director / Business Compliance Officer, Global Security, Aetna)

Issue 4:  Security incident response planning (LEAD: Donald Codling, Executive Consultant, Cyber and Data Security)

Issue 5: Gamification and employee security awareness (LEAD: Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro Inc.)

Issue 6: Developing a business case for security investments (LEAD:  Michael Wilson, VP, CISO, McKesson IT, McKesson Corporation)

Issue 7: Protecting your team from personal and corporate liability (LEAD: Todd Holloway, Head of Information Security, Marvell)

Issue 8: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) (LEAD: John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI)

Issue 9: Safely moving to the cloud (LEAD: Mike Kail, Chief Innovation Officer, Cybric)

Issue 10: Securing connected devices and IoT (LEAD: Sunny Azadeh, VP IT & IS, Guidewire Software)

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Forming a Powerful Team Within your Organization

Curtis Coleman, VP and CISO, Seagate Technology

Mignona Cote, CISO Aetna International, CISO PayFlex, Sr. Director / Business Compliance Officer, Global Security, Aetna

Josh Knopp, VP, Information Security Officer, Enterprise Holdings

Michael Wilson, SVP, CISO, McKesson IT, McKesson Corporation

Moderator: Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, ZRG Partners, LLC

Senior executives must share a vision that aligns with the goals of the enterprise. A CISO must be a part of this team that often includes the CEO, CIO, CRO, and CSO. How does the CISO position themselves among the leadership team and get buy-in to their security strategy and vision?

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Silicon Valley VCs on Latest Trends and Opportunities in Security Technology

Matt Miller, Partner, Sequoia Capital

Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners

Leading VCs consider that we are in the early innings of an extended innovation cycle that will effect and impact the enterprise for decades to come, re-defining leaders and winners in every vertical market. Sorting through the latest trends and opportunities is a competitive and daunting task. Listen to prominent Silicon Valley executives present where they are placing their bets and their investments on security technologies.

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Future Role of the IT Security Executive – Creating your Professional Role and Brand

Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro Inc.

Steve Booth, VP & Chief Security Officer, FireEye

Tim Mather, CISO, Cadence Design Systems

Michael Wilson, SVP, CISO, McKesson IT, McKesson Corporation

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Truly successful security leaders are advancing the traditional CISO role by stepping up with bold, game-changing strategies for growing the business, creating value, dominating markets, and delivering innovation to a new generation of empowered and demanding customers. They are taking broader and more proactive roles in enterprise-level operational functions and shared services, forming business strategy and leading execution, and winning an increasing number of Board of Director seats.

This panel of security executives will share their leadership, innovation and transformation strategies that have earned them recognition among the most successful security leaders of today – and take a look ahead at what the future holds for the CISO role.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Raffle Prize Drawings and Executive Networking Reception

Platinum Partners

  • FireEye

    FireEye protects the most valuable assets in the world from those who have them in their sights. Its combination of technology, intelligence, and expertise—reinforced with the most aggressive incident response team—helps eliminate the impact of security breaches. With FireEye, you’ll detect attacks as they happen. You’ll understand the risk these attacks pose to your most valued assets. And you’ll have the resources to quickly resolve security incidents. For more information visit FireEye.com.


Gold Partners

  • Gigamon

    Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) provides active visibility into physical and virtual network traffic, enabling stronger security and superior performance. Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric™ and GigaSECURE®, the industry’s first Security Delivery Platform, deliver advanced intelligence so that security, network, and application performance management solutions in enterprise, government, and service provider networks operate more efficiently. As data volumes and network speeds grow and threats become more sophisticated, tools are increasingly overburdened. One hundred percent visibility is imperative. Gigamon is installed in more than three-quarters of the Fortune 100, more than half of the Fortune 500, and seven of the 10 largest service providers.

  • Bitdefender

    Bitdefender is a leading security provider in virtualization and cloud technologies. Through R&D and partnerships Bitdefender has elevated the standards of security excellence with #1 ranked technology and strategic alliances with the world’s leading virtualization and cloud technology providers.

  • Datalink

    A complete data center solutions and services provider for Fortune 500 and mid-tier enterprises, Datalink transforms data centers so they become more efficient, manageable and responsive to changing business needs. Datalink helps leverage and protect storage, server, and network investments with a focus on long-term value, offering a full lifecycle of services, from consulting and design to implementation, management and support. Datalink solutions span virtualization and consolidation, data storage and protection, advanced network infrastructures, business continuity, and cloud enablement. Each delivers measurable performance gains and maximizes the business value of IT.


Research Partners

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.


Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

    Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.

  • Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

  • Korn Ferry

    At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.

  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.

  • Spencer Stuart

    Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.


Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

    Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the Enterprise and Consumer sectors. For over two decades, the Lightspeed partners have backed and helped build more than 250 companies globally, many of which have become market leaders. Lightspeed’s strategy is to be the first or lead institutional investor in companies with high growth potential in markets capable of supporting the creation of large, valuable enterprises. The Firm currently manages over $4 billion of committed capital and has invested in companies like AppDynamics, DataStax, Fusion-io, MuleSoft, Nest, Nicira.

  • Greylock Partners

    Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).

  • Sequoia Capital

    Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).

Fairmont San Francisco

950 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA

Room rate $299/night. This rate expires on February 13, 2017.

To reserve a room, please visit https://resweb.passkey.com/go/hmgstrategycio or call 1-800-441-1414 and mention the HMG Strategy event.

The CISO Executive Leadership Summit is created for CISOs. It also has strong appeal to leaders interested in better positioning their organizations and themselves for what's ahead in enterprise security. To ensure a high quality environment and to maximize the networking experience, all attendees must be: Employed C-Level executives (non-vendor) or equivalent, CISOs, Direct Reports of CISOs, or Senior Most IT Professional in an organization with $200M or greater revenue, or from not-for-profit or government organizations with comparable size - OR -    Full time academicians If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend. All registration requests will be reviewed and approved based upon above stated criteria. * Sales/marketing individuals or consultants from non-sponsoring vendor organizations are not permitted. Special Needs  We fully support the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance of any kind, please call us at (203) 221-2702 or email us at registrar@hmgstrategy.com.


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