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2017 Chicago CISO Executive Leadership Summit

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W Chicago City Center, Chicago, IL


  • "CISOs, now more than ever, need to be aware of issues, technologies and global events that affect their ability to protect the enterprise. HMG Strategy CISO Summits are invaluable to the security community which is why I have chosen to participate at each event."

    John Iannarelli
    Former Senior Executive Advisor
    FBI

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 Chicago CISO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Aileen Alexander
    Senior Client Partner - Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice
    Korn Ferry

  • Michael Anderson
    Special Agent in Charge, Chicago
    FBI

    On 9/21/2015, Director Comey announced his appointment of Michael J. Anderson as special agent in charge SAC, Chicago. On July 9, 2012, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller named Mr. Anderson as special agent in charge of the FBI’s New Orleans Division. Mr. Anderson most recently served as section chief of the Employee Services Section in the Human Resources Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Anderson began his career as a special agent with the FBI in July 1995. He first reported to the Miami Division where he investigated public corruption, including a juror bribery case involving a continuing criminal enterprise that imported more than 75 tons of cocaine into the Miami metropolitan area. 

    In 2001, he was promoted to a supervisory special agent position in the Public Corruption Unit of the Criminal Investigation Division, where he served as the FBI Headquarters liaison to numerous investigations, including Operation Wrinkled Robe, a New Orleansbased judicial corruption case. In 2003, Mr. Anderson re-wrote the FBI’s Public Corruption Field Guide. 

    Later that year, Mr. Anderson reported to the Washington Field Office to supervise investigations into public corruption, government fraud, and civil rights. During his tenure, he supervised the investigation of super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson. 
    In 2006, Mr. Anderson returned to the Public Corruption Unit at FBI Headquarters as its chief. In this role, he oversaw the Hurricane Fraud Initiative to address Katrina-related public corruption and government fraud, and he launched the International Contract Corruption Initiative (ICCI) targeting Iraq reconstruction-related fraud and corruption. The ICCI eventually evolved into a permanent unit in Criminal Investigative Division. 

    In 2007, Mr. Anderson reported to the Dallas Division as an assistant special agent in charge overseeing intelligence, public corruption, white-collar crime, civil rights, covert operations, and the foreign language program. Mr. Anderson returned to FBI Headquarters in January 2011 as the chief of the Employee Services Section in the Human Resources Division. Among other duties, he oversaw the FBI’s performance appraisal and management system, awards, payroll and benefits, 

    retirements, the on-boarding new employees program, and the Human Resources Division service center. Before joining the FBI, Mr. Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Iowa and was employed by KPMG. He also received a juris doctorate degree from Southwestern University in Los Angeles. He is a certified public accountant and attorney.

     

     

  • Larry Clinton
    President
    Internet Security Alliance

    Larry Clinton is President of the Internet Security Alliance (ISA). The ISA is a multi-sector trade association that focuses on thought leadership, policy advocacy and developing best practices for cyber security. The National Association of Corporate Directors named Mr. Clinton as one of the 100 most influential people in the field of corporate governance in 2015 and 16, the only cyber security professional to be included in these lists. He is on the board of the IT Sector Coordinating Council and serves on the Cybersecurity Advisory Board for the Center for Audit Quality. He is widely published and has been a featured spokesman on cyber issues in virtually all major media outlets from WSJ, USA Today Fox News, NBC, CBS, NYT, PBS Morning Edition CNN & even MTV in India. He testifies often before Congress. He has briefed industry and governments world-wide including NATO and the OAS. ISA was also the only trade association to be part of the cyber security briefing for the Republican National convention in Cleveland last summer.  ISA recently published the Cyber Social Contract (Vol. 3), a 400-page book that outlines 106 recommendations for the next President. The previous editions of the ISA Social Contract were endorsed by the House GOP Task Force on Cyber Security and were the basis for President Obama’s Executive Order 13636 on Cyber Security. He is the principle author of the NACD Cyber Risk Handbook for corporate boards which PWC found has substantially improved corporate director’s management of cyber risk since its publication in 2014, The 2017 edition of the NACD Handbook was released in January. 

  • 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.

  • John Iannarelli
    Former Senior Executive Advisor
    FBI

    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.

  • Wanda Jones-Heath
    Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
    United States Air Force

    Wanda Jones-Heath is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer/Chief, Cybersecurity Division, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Pentagon, DC.  She leads Division comprised of military, civilian, and contractor personnel responsible for developing Air Force Cybersecurity policy and strategy for over 5,000 Air Force Information Technology systems.  She also manages the Air Force’s transition to the Risk Management Framework and provides oversight of the Air Force’s Assessment and Authorization program.

    Ms. Jones-Heath graduated from the University of SC in 1990 with a degree in Computer Science.  She began her Civil Service career as a Palace Acquire Intern as a information systems specialist in various functional areas.  She moved to Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va., in 1993.  There she held positions responsible for policy and guidance for security and network systems.  Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Jones-Heath was the Program Manager, Defense Information Systems Agency.  Ms. Jones-Heath led the effort to establish a DoD Mobile capability to include infrastructure.  Her joint experience includes working in various positions at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

  • Jim Kastle
    Chief Information Security Officer
    ConAgra Foods

  • Ricardo Lafosse
    CISO
    Cook County Government

    Ricardo Lafosse is the Chief Information Security Officer for Cook County under the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, providing strategic information security leadership for the second largest County in the United States. In his role, Lafosse is responsible for the implementation and governance of the County’s information security program, including IT-compliance and risk activities.

    Lafosse has been the catalyst for establishing a county-wide IT risk management vision and strategy for Cook County, including development of a County-wide comprehensive IT security risk program. He proactively works with business units to implement practices and procedures that meet County information security standards and policies and advises County executives on the most effective use of information security and risk management strategies to improve the cybersecurity posture of the County.

    Mr. Lafosse introduced Cook County’s first information security ordinance which passed in June of 2014. The ordinance calls for the creation of minimum information security requirements developed by a multi-agency IT working group led by the County’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). The CISO will be charged with reviewing agency adoption and compliance and providing annual reports to the Cook County Board. Lafosse’s vision, dedication and leadership have earned national recognition for Cook County’s information security program as one of the leading local government programs in the country. Lafosse’s cyber security thought leadership and innovation has been recognized by the Center for Digital Government. Lafosse currently serves as the Government Sector Chief for Chicago Infragard.

  • Israel Martinez
    Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO
    Axon Global

    Israel is a professional in cyber strategy and innovation empowering boards and companies that have decided to reclaim cyber dominance.  He’s recognized as an expert in Cyber Enterprise Risk Management, as well as an NACD Full Board Member and Leadership Fellow, obtaining the highest credentials for Board Directorship. His board experience includes training directors, advisory and board service with: F500; National Bar Associations; American University Kogod Cyber Governance Center; The Association for Corporate Growth, representing 14K companies; Globes International (Tel Aviv’s “WSJ”); the Global Manufacturing ISAO, sharing threat information for 29K companies; and the Axon Global Alliance®. Martinez is also an accomplished thought leader and speaker with appearances in: The WSJ MarketWatch ®, NACD ® Annual Board Leadership Conferences, DHS Office of Analysis & Intelligence training conferences, Forbes CEO Conferences, CIO Magazine, U.S. Federal Reserve, and U.S. Congress.  As the CEO of Axon Global Services, recognized as leaders by the U.S. Secret Service and DHS, he is currently an advisor in cyber to the President’s 100-day team. He’s the recipient of, the HITEC top 100, The U.S. Senatorial Medal of Freedom (also awarded to Ronald Reagan and General Schwarzkopf), and his recent post graduate certifications include; business strategy at Harvard, Intelligence Analysis (TCOLE) at SMU, Cyber Counter Terrorism & Defense at DHS, and FINTECH Blockchain at MIT (2017). 

  • 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.

     

     

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7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 AM - 8:40 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC


8:40 AM - 9:00 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Advancing Governmental Legislation & Standards Around IT Security

Michael Anderson, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago, FBI

John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

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

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

We have reached a point in time where the private sector needs to lead the developments, requirements and standards for future IT security.  The government needs to hear your voice.  Representing different influence channels, Israel, John, and Michael are here to share their insights and listen to your voice.  Combined with Hunter’s largest independent IT executive network, collectively we are coming together today to drive policy advancements, while learning insights for protecting your organization. 


9:00 AM - 9:40 AM  

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

Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance

Jim Kastle, Chief Information Security Officer, ConAgra Foods

Moderator: John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

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.


9:40 AM - 10:10 AM    

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:10 AM - 10:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Strategic Leadership in a World of Accelerated Change

Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner - Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry

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

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & 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.


10:40 AM - 11:10 AM Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:10 AM - 11:50 AM  

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

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 leading executives present where they are placing their bets and their investments on security technologies.


11:50 PM - 1:00 PM  

Luncheon


1:00 PM - 1:20 PM  

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: The View on the New Presidential Administration

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

Israel Martinez has worked with multiple U.S. Presidential Administrations, including his involvement on President Trump’s 100-Day Team. During this executive briefing, Israel will share his perspective on the high-level direction of the Trump Administration in critical areas such as cyber security and policy making as it pertains to both the public and private sectors.


1:20 PM - 2:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Challenge of Enterprise Security Today and Into the Future

Michael Anderson, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago, FBI

Wanda Jones-Heath, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, United States Air Force

Ricardo Lafosse, CISO, Cook County Government

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

Emerging and significant security concerns threaten the enterprise daily and are becoming more complex as you broaden the scope from internal, to supply chain, and out to the customer. Today's CISOs are expected not only to drive efficiency, transparency and strengthen information and network security, but also to implement the best technologies and practices to establish and maintain relationships with their customers.

Key challenges include how do you logically secure a public cloud? Can you proactively automate security sensors and security incident responses? What does it take to move from ‘reactive’ to ‘proactive’ security?

This panel of security executives will share their views and experiences on how to meet these challenges as well as their priorities for the future enterprise security.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  

EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE WORKING GROUPS: Peer Collaboration to Create Winning Strategies

Issue 1: Must have questions and strategies for your Board of Directors (LEAD: Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry)

Issue 2: Gamification and employee security awareness (Lead: John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI)

Issue 3: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Issue 4: Safely moving to the cloud

Issue 5: Securing connected devices and IoT


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


4:00 PM - 4:40 PM  

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

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.

4:40 PM - 6:00 PM  

Raffle Prize Drawings and Executive Networking Reception


















Gold Partners

  • CenturyLink

    CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

    http://www.centurylink.com/
  • Datalink

    Datalink, an Insight company, is an IT services provider that helps organizations transform technology, operations and service delivery to meet business challenges. Clients rely on us for an unbiased evaluation of solution options, a full lifecycle of services, and a comprehensive approach to deliver positive business outcomes across cloud, IT transformation, next generation technology, and security.

    http://www.datalink.com

W Chicago City Center

172 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL

Room rate $379/night +tax. This rate expires on April 23, 2017.

To reserve a room, please visit HMG Strategy CISO Summit Room Block

 

 

 

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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