HMG Live! SV CISO Virtual Summit












Topical and engaging 90-minute virtual CISO summit draws top-tier security leaders and technology executives, focused on leading courageously and compassionately in a crisis

WESTPORT, CT. – May 20, 2020 – In the next in its ongoing series of HMG Live! Virtual CIO and CISO Summits, HMG Strategy is excited to announce that its Silicon Valley CISO Virtual Summit is drawing strong interest from security leaders from across the U.S.

The 90-minute virtual summit, which kicks off at 11:30 a.m. PT, is focused on the courageous leadership qualities that CISOs and security leaders must demonstrate during times of crisis. The all-star cast that’s assembled for the summit will also explore the top challenges and opportunities facing CISOs and their cyber teams in the work-from-home environment and how they are helping to prepare their organizations as regional economies begin to open back up.

“When the world changed two months ago, the shift to remote work meant that the digital attack surface had exponentially expanded for organizations,” says Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President and CEO. “Fortunately, CISOs and their security teams are hard-wired to respond to a crisis. And as we’re discovering in our daily discussions with leading CISOs, this also represents an opportunity for them to help reimagine and reinvent the business going forward.

Top-tier CIOs and technology executives who will be speaking at the Silicon Valley CISO Virtual Summit will include:

  • Hector Aguilar, President of Technology, Okta
  • Snehal Antani, Former CTO with the DoD, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Ed Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber
  • Todd Friedman, CISO, Resmed
  • Jay Kaplan, CEO, Synack
  • Vijaya Kaza, Chief Security Officer & Head of Trust Engineering & Data Science, Airbnb
  • Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates
  • Michael Piacente, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Hitch Partners
  • Stephen Spagnuolo, Digital Security & Risk Practice Lead, Stanton Chase
  • Brandon Traffanstedt, Global Director of Systems Engineering, CyberArk
  • David Williams, President & CEO, Genesys Works
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  • See what some of our speakers have to say about the upcoming summit and how the current environment positions CISOs going forward:

    "Leaders that lead with resolve, courage, and compassion will come out ahead in a crisis like this.”

    - Vijaya Kaza, Chief Security Officer & Head of Trust Engineering & Data Science, Airbnb

    “With COVID, CISOs have entered the next phase of criticality in driving business value. Through leading courageously, CISO will see unprecedented growth in scope and value to their organizations.”

    -Michael Piacente, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Hitch Partners

    “Now is the time to leverage having a strong personal brand. It’s not too late to get started.”

    -Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

    “In these days of Covid, where most/all companies are operating amidst a continuously ambiguous, adverse and zero-guidepost operating environment, CISOs (and their teams) have been/are a ‘beacon of light’ for their organizations. This is their (pre pandemic) day-to-day operating default. Unity of effort wins the day in cyber.”

    -Stephen Spagnuolo, Digital Security & Risk Practice Lead at Stanton Chase

    To learn more about the Silicon Valley CISO Virtual Summit and to register for the event, click here.

    Meanwhile, other upcoming HMG Live! events include the Denver CIO and Boston CIO Virtual Summits on May 27 and 28, respectively. Top-tier speakers for the HMG Live! Denver CIO Virtual Summit include:

  • Snehal Antani, Former CTO within the DoD, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Michael Archuleta, CIO, Mt. San Rafael Hospital
  • Renee Arrington, President & COO, Pearson Partners International
  • Brenda Horn, Global CIO, Enterprise Computing Solutions, Arrow Electronics
  • Stephen Katsirubas, CIO, Hunter Douglas, Inc.
  • Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search
  • Jeff Miller, CSO, Honeywell Quantum Solutions
  • Wendy Nather, Head of Advisory CISOs, Duo Security
  • Mark Polansky, Senior Client Partner, IT Officers, Korn Ferry
  • Molly Rauzi, CTO & Managing Director, Gagen MacDonald
  • Margot Sharapova, Global CIO, Incitec Pivot Ltd.
  • Michael Spandau, SVP Global IT & CIO, Fender Musical Instruments
  • Brandon Traffanstedt, Global Director, Solutions Engineering, CyberArk

    Sponsors for the Denver CIO Virtual Summit include CyberArk, Duo Security, and SIM Colorado.

    To learn more about the Denver CIO Virtual Summit and to register for the event, click here.

    HMG Strategy is also hosting its Boston CIO Virtual Summit on May 28. All-Star speakers lined up for this event include:

  • Snehal Antani, Former CTO within the DoD, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Gerald Beuchelt, CISO, LogMeIn
  • Emilia Bostater, Global IT Operations & Architecture, IDEXX Laboratories
  • Max Chan, CIO, Avnet
  • Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search
  • Jay Gonzales, CISO, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
  • Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates
  • Mark Mastrole, Sr. Director, Systems Engineering, Illumio
  • Sean McCourt, Founder & Managing Director, Longford & Company
  • Quintin McGrath, Senior Managing Director: Technology Management & Enablement, Deloitte
  • Jonathan Nguyen-Day, VP, Strategy & Analytics, Fortinet
  • Mark Polansky, Technology Officers Executive Search Practice, Korn Ferry
  • Brian Shield, VP IT, Boston Red Sox
  • Susan Whittemore, Founder, Tiffin Cyber

Sponsors for the Boston CIO Virtual Summit include Adobe, Fortinet, Illumio and Nutanix.

Here’s what a couple of our Boston CIO Virtual Summit Advisory Board members have to say about HMG Strategy and the strength of its in-person and virtual summits:

“I’ve been an active Advisory Board member and participant in HMG Strategy’s CIO Executive Leadership Summits for many years and the events are always topical, focused on the challenges and opportunities facing CIOs and top-tier technology executives,” says Brian Shield, VP, IT for the Boston Red Sox. “I encourage people to register for the upcoming HMG Live! Boston CIO Virtual Summit on May 28 where we’ll be focused on leading courageously in times of crisis, including recommendations for reassuring employees with compassion and humility while working with the executive team to move the business forward in these difficult times.”

“I participated as a speaker in the recent HMG Live! Washington D.C. CIO Virtual Summit,” says Ken Grady, Corporate Vice President and CIO at IDEXX Laboratories. “Like previous HMG events, the virtual event provides a platform for connecting with peers and other CIOs that are focused on leadership and engagement within our organizations and across industries. There are valuable takeaways and lessons from technology executives who are leading authentically, compassionately, and strategically to help move their businesses and their customers forward in these uniquely challenging times”

To learn more about the Boston CIO Virtual Summit and to register for the event, click here.

HMG Strategy is also hosting its Washington, D.C. CISO Virtual Summit on May 29. Top-notch speakers for this event will include:

  • Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
  • Ed Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber
  • Kostas Georgakopoulos, CISO, Procter & Gamble
  • Jay Gonzales, CISO, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
  • John Iannarelli, Former Special Agent & Senior Executive Advisor, FBI
  • Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates
  • Michael Piacente, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Hitch Partners
  • Thomas Ruoff, Director of Innovation and Mission Integration, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Cybersecurity & Communications
  • Stephen Spagnuolo, Digital Security and Risk Practice Lead, Stanton Chase

Sponsors for the Washington, D.C. CISO Virtual Summit include SIM Capital Area.

To learn more about the Washington D.C. CISO Virtual Summit and to register for the event, click here

HMG Strategy has also received extraordinary interest in its webinars through the strength of its 400,000+ technology executives in its community. HMG Strategy has scheduled 12 30-to-60-minute webinars over the next two months with an arsenal of innovative technology companies such as Citrix, Commvault, Darktrace, Ivanti, Okta, OutSystems, PagerDuty, RangeForce, and RingCentral.

“We offer an incredible value prop by addressing the interests that the 400,000+ strong HMG technology leaders in our community share with us through our unique peer-focused research model,” said Muller.

One of HMG Strategy’s upcoming webinars is sponsored by PagerDuty on June 4 on ‘Mastering Digital Operations Maturity in a Real-Time World.’ This 45-minute webinar will focus on the need for IT executives to maintain and manage infrastructure and systems while rolling out enhancements and upgrades in near real-time to ensure that there’s no impact on customers and to deliver seamless and consistent customer experiences.

To learn more about this webinar and to register for the event, click here

Click here to view HMG Strategy’s upcoming calendar of webinars.

Interested in learning more about HMG Live!? Contact us at info@hmgstrategy.com.

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