HMG Strategy's 2019 Silicon Valley CISO Executive Leadership Summit

Top technology executives speaking at the 2019 Silicon Valley CISO Executive Leadership Summit will include Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro; Steve Booth, VP & Chief Security Officer, FireEye; Emily Heath, VP & CISO, United Airlines, Inc.; and Malcolm K. Palmore, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Information Security Executive, FBI San Francisco

Menlo Park, CA – February 26, 2019 – Digital transformation is a continuous journey. As such, the CISO and other members of the executive team need to work together to identify advanced technologies that can help deliver transformational innovation. The courageous leadership and inventive mindset required by CISOs to help guide the enterprise to its future state will be the focus of the 2019 Silicon Valley CISO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, taking place at the Hotel Nia in Menlo Park, CA on March 21, 2019.

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The role of the CISO has expanded beyond protecting the enterprise,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President and CEO. “CISOs are expected by the CEO and the Board to help the enterprise to identify opportunities to drive innovation and enable the organization to achieve its 1, 3 and 5-year goals.”

The Silicon Valley CISO Summit will kick-off with an HMG Lead Innovate Disrupt Tech Talk featuring Steve Booth, VP & Chief Security Officer at FireEye who will share trends in advanced persistent threat groups.

Other thought-provoking sessions will include an executive panel of top security leaders who will explore how advanced technologies such as AI, machine learning and user-behavior analytics can offer information security teams new ways to detect malicious behavior faster and more effectively; the presentation of the HMG Strategy 2019 Technology Executives to Watch Award to Emily Heath, VP & CISO, United Airlines; an executive keynote by Christopher Scott, CTO, Global Remediation Lead, IBM X-Force IRIS, IBM Security; a discussion of the CISE Security Program at Merritt College that was designed by security leaders to develop the next generation of security professionals given by Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion; a panel of top search executives who will share recommendations for security leaders to strengthen their personal brands and power their career ascent; a panel of board-level executives who will share what it takes for security and technology executives to become boardroom-ready; followed by a panel of top-tier security leaders who will discuss their roles in leading transformative cyber security strategies along with best practices for working with fellow executives to proactively secure the enterprise.

Prominent speakers at the Silicon Valley CISO Summit will include:

  • Eddie Borrero, CISO, Robert Half
  • Doug Busch, Chairman of the Board, Blue Shield of CA
  • Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cylance
  • Christine Heckart, CEO, Board Member, Scalyr
  • Justin Somaini, Chief Security Officer, SAP



Presenting Partners at the Silicon Valley CISO Summit include IBM. Platinum Partners include Datalink, Cloud + Data Transformation Division of Insight. Gold Partners include CyberArk and OneLogin. The Digital Partner of the Year is Adobe. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year is 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.

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