Upcoming Summits

2017 Washington, D.C. CISO Executive Leadership Summit

W Washington D.C., Washington, D.C.


  • "As leaders in the field busy getting Job #1 done, many of us slip into the cadence of not attending most conferences unless we're on the speakers agenda. I am so glad I took a day out to attend the HMG CISO Strategy Summit...some of the best discussions I've had in years, top thought leaders on the stage, compelling and thought provoking exercises. I stayed for the whole day - and I never do that."

    Kirsten Davies
    Group Chief Security Officer
    Barclays Africa Group

Event Highlights

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 Washington, D.C. CISO Executive Leadership Summit.


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

  • Edward Amoroso
    Founder & CEO
    TAG Cyber LLC

    Dr. Edward G. Amoroso is Chief Executive Officer of TAG Cyber LLC, a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting, and media services company supporting hundreds of major organizations across the world. Ed recently retired from AT&T after thirty-one years of service, beginning in Unix security R&D at Bell Labs and culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of AT&T from 2004 to 2016. He was elected an AT&T Fellow in 2010.

    Ed has been Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Stevens Institute of Technology for the past twenty-nine years, where he has introduced over three thousand graduate students to the topic of information security. He is also a Research Professor in the Computer Science Department at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and a Senior Advisor at the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. He is author of six books on cyber security, and dozens of major research and technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

    Ed holds the BS degree in Physics from Dickinson College, the MS/PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology, and is a graduate of the Columbia Business School. He holds ten patents in cyber security technology, and he served previously on the Board of Directors for M&T Bank and the NSA Advisory Board.

    Ed’s work has been highlighted on CNN, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has worked directly with four Presidential administrations on issues related to national security, critical infrastructure protection, and cyber policy. He and his wife Lee live in New Jersey and are the proud parents of three wonderfully successful Millennials.

  • David Bray
    U.S. Eisenhower Fellow (Taiwan & Australia) and Incoming Executive Director, People-Centered Internet
    Senior Executive & CIO
    Federal Communications Commission

    Dr. David A. Bray was named one of the top "24 Americans Who Are Changing the World" under 40 by Business Insider in 2016. He was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. He also accepted a role of Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017 and has been serving as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University since 2015. He has been named a Marshall Memorial Fellow for 2017-2018 and will travel to Europe to discuss Trans-Atlantic issues of common concern including exponential technologies and the global future ahead. He also will start a new role as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition founded and chaired by Vint Cerf in October 2017.

    David enjoys creative problem solving. He began working for the U.S. government at age 15 on computer simulations at a high-energy physics facility investigating quarks and neutrinos. In later roles, he designed new telemedicine interfaces and space-based forest fire forecasting prototypes for the Department of Defense. From 1998-2000 he volunteered as a part-time crew lead with Habitat for Humanity International in the Philippines, Honduras, Romania, and Nepal while also working as a project manager with Yahoo! and a Microsoft partner firm. Dr. Bray then joined as IT Chief for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading the program's technology response to during 9/11, anthrax in 2001, Severe Acute Respiratory System in 2003, and other international public health emergencies. He later completed a PhD from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and two post-doctoral associateships at MIT and Harvard in 2008.

    David likes to be a digital diplomat and a "human flak jacket" for teams of change agents working in turbulent environments. He volunteered in 2009 to deploy to Afghanistan to help "think differently" on military and humanitarian issues and in 2010 became a Senior National Intelligence Service Executive advocating for increased information interoperability, cybersecurity, and protection of civil liberties. In 2012, he became the Executive Director for the bipartisan National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community, later receiving the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. He received both the Arthur S. Flemming Award and Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership in 2013. He also was chosen to be an Eisenhower Fellow to meet with leaders in Taiwan and Australia on multisector cyber strategies for the "Internet of Everything" in 2015.

    David passions include "near impossible missions" involving humans and technology in challenging circumstances. He has served as the Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission, leading FCC's IT Transformation since 2013. Through the efforts of a team of positive change agents, he led the transformation of the FCC's legacy IT with more than 207 different systems to award-winning tech. This included rolling-out new cloud-based IT that achieved results in 1/2 the time at 1/6 the cost. He was selected to be one of the "Fedscoop 50" for Leadership in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and the recipient of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association's Outstanding Achievement Award for Civilian Government in 2015. Dr. Bray also received the global CIO 100 Award twice, which usually is awarded to private sector Fortune 500 companies, both in 2015 and 2017, for his transformational leadership.

  • Scott Brindamour
    AVP, Architect Team, Advanced Technology Solutions
    CenturyLink

    Scott Brindamour is a technology leader and visionary with 20 years of experience in linking leading technologies to clients business needs.  Strategic thinker and planner who is very focused on the evolving technology marketplace and how to ensure that our clients have solutions and services to remain relevant and market leading. 

    Scott currently leads a US-wide Architect Team within the hosting overlay (ATS) team, and his team develops the sales team develop complex, multi-product hosting, networking & cloud solutions that meet our customer’s needs.  In addition to solution development, the Architect Team helps initiate strategic conversations at the Executive level to first understand the market problems and the organization’s ability to address them.

  • Nicolas M. Chaillan
    Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity
    FEMA

    Nicolas M. Chaillan is the Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity at FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). He was also the Chief Architect of the Cyber.gov program at DHS S&T Cyber Security Division.

    Cyber.gov is the new robust, innovative and holistic .Gov cyber security architecture that mitigates cyber threats by leveraging best practices and implementable solutions with minimal impact to workforce efficiency.

    Chaillan is a technology entrepreneur, software developer, cyber expert and inventor. He is recognized as one of France's youngest entrepreneurs after founding, WORLDAKT SARL at 15 years of age.

    Chaillan is a leading cybersecurity expert, has participated in multiple industry conferences and has worked in close collaboration with government officials.

    With over 17 years of international tech, entrepreneurial and management experience, Chaillan is the founder of more than 12 companies, including AFTER-MOUSE.COM.

    Chaillan also is a leader in intellectual property, innovation, R&D and incubation as well as an expert in multiple technological fields such as cybersecurity, multi-touch, mobile solutions, Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Wearables.

    Over the last eight years alone, he created and sold over 180 innovative software products to 40 fortune 500 companies.

    Chaillan is recognized as a pioneer of the computer language PHP. He also contributed to and managed several modules and PECL extensions, including SPPLUS and Cybermut—the first payment solutions developed for PHP.

  • Matthew Comyns
    Managing Partner, Cyber Security Practice
    Caldwell Partners

    Matt Comyns is managing partner of the firm’s Cyber Security Practice and a member of the Stamford office. His focus is on recruiting chief information security officers and next-level-down top lieutenants in information security for large global corporations and fast-growing private companies, as well as cyber security consultants for leading professional services firms and top executives for cyber security technology companies.

    Matt previously co-led Russell Reynolds Associates’ Global Cyber Security Practice, within the firm’s Technology Sector. Prior to joining the executive search industry, he served as CEO of Pacific Epoch, a consulting firm that specializes in market intelligence and research for U.S.-based companies seeking to invest in and expand into China—until the completion of the firm’s sale. Prior to that, he was a founding partner of BlackInc Ventures, a strategic advisory firm providing clients in the digital media sector with leading outsourced solutions for business, sales, and corporate development.

    Before launching BlackInc Ventures in 2004, Matt worked with CNET Networks Inc. for nearly seven years, holding various positions including senior vice president/publisher of News.com, vice president of business development, and director of business development at Snap.com. He has also served as a sales manager for Dow Jones Interactive in Asia and as a founding board member of The Online Publishers’ Association.

    Matt holds a BA in political science from Bucknell University and is conversational in Mandarin. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for Music National Service, a national nonprofit organization and movement that supports music as a strategy for public good.

     

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

    Mignona Cote is a proven problem solver with a unique ability to find, assess and fix information security vulnerabilities across a variety of industries. With more than two decades of experience in information security, risk management, compliance and auditing, Mignona helps Fortune 50 companies ensure the security of their data. She has a proven track record of transforming technical operations and building strategic solutions for companies like Aetna, Bank of America, PepsiCo and Verizon. Her expertise spans incident response, vulnerability management, access management, vendor management, risk and compliance, as well as auditing. She has completely reshaped secured solutions throughout large enterprise networks.

    Today, Mignona serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for two Aetna subsidiaries, PayFlex and Phoenix Hosting Services. As a Sr. Director for Aetna’s Global Security, she also leads Aetna’s Enterprise Risk and Compliance program, where she’s responsible for security education, as well as policy management and evangelizing security among Aetna’s top corporate customers. As the security compliance officer, she manages compliance risk including industry and regulatory requirements.

  • Kirsten Davies
    Group Chief Security Officer
    Barclays Africa Group

    Kirsten Davies is the newly appointed Group Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Barclays Africa Group, where she has been tapped to build and run an end to end security function to include cybersecurity, information security, fraud, analytics, and physical
    security (among others) for operations across the continent.

    Kirsten brings a unique blend of global leadership, business acumen, cyber security practitioner experience, and technology background to her role. She is a proven leader in guiding large-scale global transformation programs focused on cyber and information security, technology, business process, and organizational transformation.

    Prior to her role with Barclays, Davies served in two capacities at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), both as Vice President and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and as Vice President for Enterprise Security Strategy, heading up one of four
    worldwide, strategic customer-facing areas for HPE.

    In her tenure with HPE, she achieved the first-ever Cyber Security Master Agreement with the German Workers Council, now replicated across HPE’s 20+ Works Councils in EMEA, led the strategic overhaul and reorganization of the Cyber Security
    Program, and broadened the capability of “Next Generation Security”, including Insider Risk and the IT/OT convergence.

    Prior to HPE, Kirsten served as the CISO for Global InfoSec Strategy and Governance at Siemens. There she managed the global InfoSec Transformation Program to refine the culture, people, policies, processes and technical portfolio of information security. Prior to that, she held senior leadership positions at Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte Australia.

  • Esteban Deleon
    Chief Executive Officer
    Renegade Strategies Corporation

    Esteban J. Deleon, Sc.D., CISSP, CCIE is President & Chief Executive Officer of the Renegade Strategies Corporation. As CEO, he oversees the delivery of market insight, advanced IT solutions, and innovative tools that optimize enterprise results always with strict adherence to the highest quality standards and dedication to our customers' missions.

    Prior to founding Renegade Strategies, Esteban was Chairman, President, & CEO of ESDI International, LLC - an international IT Development & Compliance firm that specialized in the user experience alongside compliance requirements of the organizations. Prior to ESDI, he worked as Chief Technology Officer for St8 Consulting.

    Esteban serves on the board of the US-Guatemala Chamber of Commerce, Vice-Chairman of the Latino’s Educator Fund, & Vice-Chairman of the Equality Foundation. He is a member of: AITP, The Northern Virginia Technology Council, MidTech Steering Committee, & SIM-CAC. He is adjunct faculty at American College of Commerce & Technology where he teaches both Bachelor & Master level courses in Information Technology & Science.

    His educational background includes attending Georgetown University for his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Cultural Linguistics, the University of California at Berkeley for his Master of Computer Information Sciences, and obtaining his Doctorate of Science for Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Esteban and his Partner reside in Alexandria, VA.

  • Joseph Dyer
    Chief Information Security Officer
    ICF International

    Joseph Dyer is Chief Information Security Officer with ICF.  ICF is a global company that provides professional services, technology solutions, digital strategies and policy consulting solving complex challenges in areas critical to energy, environmental, infrastructure, health, social programs, public safety, social media, cybersecurity and defense.  ICF has more than 5,500 employees that service government and commercial clients from more than 70 offices worldwide. Mr. Dyer directs ICF’s corporate global cyber security program.  Mr. Dyer has over 30 years of information technology experience with over 15 years of information security involvement.  

    Mr. Dyer has implemented various information security strategies to align organization operations with industry standards and regulatory compliance, directed security and risk assessments, conducted forensics analysis, deployed enterprise wide security prevention safeguards, and succeeded in deploying effective incident response measures.

    Mr. Dyer holds a BS degree in Information Systems and maintains several industry certifications including Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHIF), and Certified Computer Forensic Examiner (CCFE).

  • Kevin Hayes
    Senior Principal Consultant
    Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company

    Kevin specializes in information security risk management and defense of networks and national critical assets from advanced foreign adversaries. He has worked extensively on cybersecurity,  privacy risk and control assessments, and information security frameworks for US financial institutions.

    Kevinis a global cybersecurity expert, with 20 years of experience working with executive leaders in the U.K. and U.S. governments and private sector. Before joining Promontory, Kevin worked for more than four years in a diplomatic role at the British Embassy in Washington, managing the relationships between U.K. and U.S. government cybersecurity agencies. In this role, he helped address many complex and sensitive international cybersecurity issues to help both nations strengthen their defense of critical infrastructure. Prior to arriving in the U.S. in 2010, Kevin worked in a variety of U.K. government information assurance and security roles at the Government Communications Headquarters. He has worked extensively with U.K. law enforcement, the Ministry of Defence, and other government departments, advising on security for classified systems. In his last role in the U.K., Kevin led a team of 30 cybersecurity professionals with a wide range of technical and policy skills relevant to the implementation of secure systems.

  • John Iannarelli
    Former FBI Special Agent and 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.

  • Marcus Joachim
    Supervisory Special Agent
    FBI

    Marcus Joachim is a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) currently assigned to the Office of Private Sector (OPS) at FBI Headquarters. SSA Joachim works closely across all levels of government and with the private sector to facilitate collaboration, information sharing and to reduce the risk to the nation’s critical infrastructure.

    SSA Joachim entered the FBI in 2008. SSA Joachim was assigned to the Los Angeles Field Office (LAFO) Counter-Espionage Squad, investigating mishandling of classified information, theft of trade secrets and espionage. During that time, SSA Joachim worked several high profile national security investigations. SSA Joachim also served as one of two Crisis Negotiation Team Leaders, where he served as lead negotiator for several international kidnapping investigations.

    Prior to joining the FBI as a Special Agent, SSA Joachim worked for the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice. SSA Joachim graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC with a B.A. in Communications and a J.D. from Howard University School of Law. 

  • Alissa Johnson
    VP & CISO
    Xerox

    As vice president and chief Information security officer of Xerox Corporation, Dr. Alissa Johnson  is  responsible  for  protecting  the  information  assets  of  the  $11  billion technology leader. In her role, she established, and currently leads, a corporate-wide information  risk  management  program. She  identifies,  evaluates  and  reports  on information security practices, controls, and risks in order to comply with regulatory requirements  and to align  with  the risk  posture of  the enterprise.

    Prior  to  Xerox, Dr. Johnson  served  as  the  first chief  information  security officer  at Stryker Corporation, a multi-billion dollar medical technology company. At Stryker, she oversaw  global activities  related  to  information  security.  She  also  established  the standards and governance around information security issues related to products.  She managed all security transformation initiatives and worked closely with business leaders and  heads of  regional infrastructure to ensure security policy and  strategy was implemented  consistently.

    Dr. Johnson spent three years as deputy chief information officer of the White House. Beginning in March 2012, she helped to modernize the Executive Office of the President's IT systems, with cloud services and virtualization. She employed new cybersecurity strategies, and enhanced technology across the office of the President while serving as chair on multiple boards.

    Previously, she served as associate vice president for the Enterprise Solutions Division at Catapult Technology, and as a deputy chief technology officer at Lockheed Martin Corporation. She began her career with the Department of Defense as a cryptologic mathematician.

    Dr. Johnson holds a PhD in Information Technology Management from Capella University; a master’s degree in Telecommunications and Computer Networks from The George Washington University; and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Savannah State University.

  • 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.

  • Jeff Laskowski
    Senior Manager, Strategic Consulting Services
    Mandiant, A FireEye Company

    Jeff Laskowski is currently a Senior Manager within Mandiant, where he currently leads a regional strategic cyber security consulting team. He is responsible for providing proactive Security Assessments, Cyber Defense Transformation and Incident Response services to leading commercial companies and government agencies. Specifically, Mr. Laskowski helps organizations prepare, defend and respond to advanced cyber-attacks through security program and response readiness activities. He has led multiple assessment and transformation engagements across a variety of industry sectors, leveraging the latest threat intelligence to mitigate real-world threats. He brings a uniquely skilled expertise to understand, adapt and ultimately maximize a customer’s security capabilities to avert the worst effects of cyber incidents.

    Prior to joining Mandiant, Mr. Laskowski served in a variety of technical leadership, engineering and solution architecture roles. During his most recent tenure at Lockheed Martin, he served as the Chief Technologist for the Information Systems and Global Solutions Next Generation Cyber Innovation Center (NCITE). The NCITE cyber range spanned 3 continents and included the latest cyber solutions and technical innovations. In addition, Mr. Laskowski managed the Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance, composed of 22 industry leading member companies including Intel Security, FireEye, Juniper, Cisco, Symantec and many others. His solution architectures and prototypes span cyber security, cloud computing, big data and enterprise IT service management innovations. He possesses over 25 years of IT management, technology consulting and software development experience, has served as CTO of two companies and has always maintained specific expertise in emerging technologies and cyber security. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and currently resides in the Washington, DC area.

  • 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). 

  • Matthew McCormack
    VP & CISO
    Virtustream

  • 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.

     

     

  • Gregory Touhill
    President, Cyxtera Federal Group
    Cyxtera Technologies

    Greg Touhill, President of the Cyxtera Federal Group, is one of the nation’s premier cybersecurity and information technology senior executives. A highly experienced leader of large, complex, diverse, and global cybersecurity and information technology operations, Greg was selected by President Obama as the US government’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  His other civilian government service includes duties as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications in the US Department of Homeland Security and as Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center where he led national programs to protect the United States and its critical infrastructure. Greg is a retired Air Force general officer, a highly-decorated combat leader, an accomplished author and public speaker, a former American diplomat, and a senior executive with documented high levels of success on the battlefield and in the boardroom. 

  • Chad Wilson
    Director, Information Security
    Children's National Health System

    Chad Wilson, with 25 years of progressive leadership, is the Director of Information Security for Children’s National Health System. He leads the cyber security strategy and execution focused on providing service excellence to patients, clinicians, and co-workers through innovative and secure solutions. Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is dedicated to improving the lives of children through innovative research, expert care and advocacy on behalf of children’s needs. In addition to being recognized among the “best of the best,” by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s National is a Magnet® designated hospital for excellence in nursing and is a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital. 

  • Chris Wlaschin
    Chief Information Security Officer
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

    Chris Wlaschin oversees cybersecurity for the Department of Health and Human Services, a cabinet level department with a $1.1 trillion dollar budget including $14 billion in IT spending. HHS has 11 Operating Divisions including the FDA, CDC, CMS, NIH and others. As the Executive Director for Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer, he is responsible for leading cybersecurity efforts across HHS, as well as building collaborative relationships and sharing best practices for cybersecurity across the healthcare and public health sectors.

    Before joining the HHS team, Chris served as the Senior Director for Information Security  and  Infrastructure  for  NRC  Health,  and  as  the CISO for  the  University of Nebraska  system.  Prior to that,  Chris  was the   Associate   Deputy   Assistant   Secretary   for   Security  Operations,

    Information Security for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Chris also served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command.

    Chris is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Council on Technology (ACT), and is a Fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)

    Chris served with distinction in the US Navy for over 28 years in a variety of leadership roles.

  • Aleksandr Yampolskiy
    CEO and Co-Founder
    SecurityScorecard

    Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is the CEO and co-founder of SecurityScorecard (www.securitysorecard.com), the highest performing security rating platform. Since 2013, SecurityScorecard has grown to over 120 employees and is trusted by hundreds of customers across every industry including Symantec, Lifelock, Netflix, Allstate, Pepsi, Zurich, Investco, and Principal. Alex received the 2017 CEO of the year award from the 13th Annual Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards®, which also awarded SecurityScorecard with Gold in the category of Best Overall Security Company of the Year.

    Previously he was a CTO of Cinchcast and BlogTalkRadio. BlogTalkRadio is the largest online radio network averaging over 40 million visitors a month. Prior to Cinchcast, Alex was Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies, responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure security, secure application development, and PCI compliance. He’s been cited in New York Times, ComputerWorld, Observer, and other media. He’s a published author and speaks regularly on security and software development processes.

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September 21, 2017, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
W Washington D.C., Washington, D.C.


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 AM - 8:50 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC


8:50 AM - 9:30 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Building Bridges to Secure Your Enterprise Across the Ecosystem of Cyber Security Providers, the Public & Private Sector, and Your Own Organization 

Scott Brindamour, AVP, Architect Team, Advanced Technology Solutions, CenturyLink

Alissa Johnson, VP & CISO, Xerox

Jeff Laskowski, Senior Manager, Strategic Consulting Services, Mandiant, a FireEye Company

Matthew McCormack, VP & CISO, Virtustream

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 and take advantage of new technologies while simplifying IT and bringing legacy operations and applications into the future. This session will discuss the partnerships, strategies, and vision needed to develop a digital roadmap to secure the enterprise while allowing for fast innovation.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:00 AM - 10:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Public / Private Sector Relationship:  from Frenemies to Trusted Collaborators

David Bray, U.S. Eisenhower Fellow (Taiwan & Australia) and Incoming Executive Director, People-Centered Internet and Senior Executive & CIO, Federal Communications Commission

Kevin Hayes, Senior Principal Consultant, Promontory Financial Group, and IBM Company

Marcus Joachim, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

Gregory Touhill, President, Cyxtera Federal Group, Cyxtera Technologies

Chris Wlaschin, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Moderator: John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

In the past, the government had a secret arsenal of tools and lead regulation efforts.  However, the tides have turned and now the private sector is leading the charge.  But the reality is that collaborative partnership is needed for success.  By working together, we can develop the best tools and strategies for combating and protecting against cyber crime.  Likewise, by meshing regulation on the realities of the corporate environment, more efficient processes of regulation, reporting, and information sharing can be developed.  With both sides represented, this panel will host an interactive dialogue with the audience on how we can create an environment of trust to develop best practices for working together to drive better results for all. 


10:40 AM - 11:00 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Beyond Leadership – What Makes a Security Technology Executive Successful

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

Matthew Comyns, Managing Partner, Cyber Security Practice, Caldwell Partners  

Kirsten Davies, Group Chief Security Officer, Barclays Africa Group

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.


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: A Random Walk Through Cyber Security

Edward Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC

Join Dr. Edward Amoroso for a random walk through current issues and concepts of enterprise cyber security with scheduled stops at virtualized distributed protections, Hillary Clinton's email, machine learning, and breaking into early soda machines.


12:00 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

Nicolas Chaillan, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity, FEMA

Kirsten Davies, Group Chief Security Officer, Barclays Africa Group

Joseph Dyer, Chief Information Security Officer, ICF International

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

Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO & Co-Founder, SecurityScorecard

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 - 2:20 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:20 PM - 3:20 PM  

EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE WORKING GROUPS: Peer Collaboration to Create Winning Strategies

Issue 1:  Improving Public and Private Sector Collaboration (LEAD: Joseph Dyer, Chief Information Security Officer, ICF International)

Issue 2:  Gamification and Employee Security Awareness  (LEAD: John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI)

Issue 3:  Feedback on the Cyber Security Executive Orders (LEAD: Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global)

Issue 4:  Safely Moving to the Cloud (LEAD: Esteban Deleon, Chief Executive Officer, Renegade Strategies Corporation)

Issue 5: How to Address Regulatory Requirements (LEAD: Mignona Cote, CISO Aetna International, CISO PayFlex, Sr. Director / Business Compliance Officer, Global Security, Aetna)


3:20 PM - 3:40 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:40 PM - 4:20 PM  

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

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

Esteban Deleon, Chief Executive Officer, Renegade Strategies Corporation

Alissa Johnson, VP & CISO, Xerox

Chad Wilson, Director, Information Security, Children's National Health System

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & 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.

4:20 PM - 5:30 PM  

Raffle Prize Drawings and Executive Networking Reception


Platinum 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
  • FireEye

    FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. FireEye has over 5,800 customers across 67 countries, including more than 40 percent of the Forbes Global 2000.

    http://www.FireEye.com
  • SecurityScorecard

    SecurityScorecard helps enterprises gain operational command of their security posture and the security posture of their third-parties through continuous, non-intrusive monitoring. The company’s approach to security focuses on identifying vulnerabilities from an outside perspective, the same way a hacker would. SecurityScorecard’s proprietary SaaS platform offers an unmatched breadth and depth of critical data points including a broad range of risk categories such as Application Security, Malware, Patching Cadence, Network Security, Hacker Chatter, Social Engineering, and Leaked Information. For more information, visit

    http://www.securityscorecard.com

Gold Partners

  • Proofpoint Inc.

    Proofpoint Inc. is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions to protect the way people work today. Proofpoint solutions enable organizations to protect their users from advanced attacks delivered via email, social media and mobile apps, protect the information their users create from advanced attacks and compliance risks, and respond quickly when incidents occur.

    https://www.proofpoint.com/us

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.

    https://www.hpe.com/us/en/home.html

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.

    http://www.egonzehnder.com
  • 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.

    http://www.heidrick.com
  • 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.

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • 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.

    http://www.russellreynolds.com
  • 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.

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

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515 15th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Room rate is $399/night +tax. This rate expires on August 18, 2017.

To book a room, please click here.

 

 

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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