HMG Strategy's 2018 San Francisco CISO Executive Leadership Summit
Top-tier information security leaders slated to speak at the 2018 San Francisco CISO Executive Leadership Summit will include Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro; Anil Earla, Head of Information and Data Analytics, Visa Inc.; Mike Kail, CTO, Cybric; and Tim Mather, Chief Security Strategist, PatternEx.

San Francisco, CA – February 15, 2018 – As the number and complexity of cyber-attacks soared over the past 12 months, it’s become clear that historical approaches used to secure the enterprise are no longer adequate. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) not only must identify and embrace cutting-edge approaches to securing the enterprise, they also must clearly communicate proactive techniques for protecting the enterprise to the CEO and the board of directors. The courageous leadership qualities needed by CISOs in working with the CEO and board of directors to successfully secure the enterprise in the future will be the top themes that will be discussed at the upcoming 2018 San Francisco CISO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on March 16, 2018 at The Fairmont San Francisco in San Francisco, CA.

As recent high-profile security breaches have demonstrated, cybersecurity is a business risk issue and not just an IT problem,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “As such, successful CISOs recognize the importance of collaborating closely with the CEO and the board on cyber-risk strategies that can protect the enterprise, its customers, and shareholders.”

The San Francisco CISO Executive Leadership Summit will kick-off with an executive panel discussion featuring Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro Inc., Vijay Bolina, CISO, Blackhawk Network, Steve Booth, VP & Chief Security Officer, FireEye, Neelima Mane, Sr. Director, CIO Office Strategy, LogMeIn, and Matthew Rosenquist, Cybersecurity Strategist, Intel Corporation. These leading security officers will discuss their roles in leading transformative cybersecurity strategies within their organizations along with best practices for working closely with fellow executives to protect the enterprise.

Other compelling sessions will include an executive keynote by SecurityScorecard CTO Jasson Casey; an executive panel that will examine how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence/machine learning and behavioral analytics offer information security teams faster and more effective ways to detect malicious behavior; a panel of leading search executives who will share recommendations for CISOs to elevate their personal brands and accelerate their career ascent; a set of executive roundtable working groups that will enable attendees to brainstorm with their peers on top challenges and opportunities, including must-have communication strategies for the board of directors, gamification and employee security awareness, and evaluating the human side of security; followed by an executive panel that will focus on how to foster innovation while leveraging security as a competitive advantage.

Distinguished speakers at the summit will include:

  • Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners
  • Lance Harris, CISO, Esurance
  • Chris Jacquet, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Hitachi Data Systems
  • Muddu Sudhakar, Entrepreneur & Executive

Presenting Partners for the San Francisco Summit include PwC and SecurityScorecard. Platinum Partners include Datalink, an Insight Company. Gold Partners include CyberArk, Cybereason and Duo. Supporting Partners include Zerto. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year includes SecurityScorecard. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Glynn Capital, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia.

To visit the San Francisco summit website and register for the event, click here.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world's largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of technology leaders. Our regional CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and online Resource Center deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent.

The HMG Strategy global network consists of over 300,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. HMG Strategy’s exclusive CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA) program provides top-tier technology executives with unparalleled peer-to-peer off-the-record straight talk to strengthen their decision-making capabilities and accelerate their career ascent. The CELA program is complemented by the CELA Executive Decision Support services (EDS) which connects enterprise technology executives with their contemporaries who are able to offer their expertise, practical experience, and insights in disciplines ranging from effective C-suite communication strategies to crafting successful 1-3-5-year technology roadmaps.

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The HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Series offers a completely unique experience for IT executives to gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of IT, and build invaluable relationships with peers and industry experts. The HMG Strategy CISO Executive Leadership Series is designed to provide information security leaders with the insights and best practices they need to tackle the most pressing cyber security challenges facing the enterprise today and going forward.

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