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2017 Chicago CISO Executive Leadership Summit

W Chicago City Center, Chicago, IL
  • "Attending the HMG CISO Summits present a fresh focus on information security – how to emerge as security leaders across the government and corporations."

    Mignona Cote
    Chief Security Officer

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 Chicago CISO Executive Leadership Summit.

  • Michael Anderson
    Special Agent in Charge, Chicago

    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.



  • Stephen Beitler
    Managing Director
    Dunrath Capital

    Mr. Beitler is a founder and managing director of Dunrath Capital.  In addition to his financial and venture capital experience, Mr. Beitler has extensive expertise managing, developing and implementing leading edge technologies in corporations and government.

    Mr. Beitler has held executive positions in venture capital and public companies and government.  Most recently, he was appointed as the founding CEO of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust, which identified innovative financing solutions for massive infrastructure programs, including 4G cellular service inside subway tunnels.  Prior to that, he was a managing director and general partner at Trident Capital, where he established that firm's cyber security practice.  Previously, he held executive and management positions at Sears, Roebuck and Co., and Helene Curtis, Inc., now a subsidiary of Unilever.  At those companies, he was responsible for all facets of planning, strategy and budgeting, technology, productivity programs and acquisitions.  Earlier in his career, he served as chief of staff to the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition), who was responsible for the business activities of the Department of Defense.    Mr. Beitler also served as a Special Forces (Green Beret) officer in various special operations, intelligence and information operations command and staff positions.

    Mr. Beitler currently serves on several corporate boards, including Critical Signal Technologies, Keri Systems and Prevail Health Solutions. He was the founding chairman of the Conference Board Council on Competitive Analysis and is chairman emeritus of the Illinois Venture Capital Association.  He is also a board member of the VIGILANT TORCH Foundation, which provides college scholarships and counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel killed in action or training.  Mr. Beitler did his graduate work at the University of Chicago, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the National Intelligence College, and was an undergraduate at the School of International Service, the American University.

  • Todd M. Carroll
    Assistant Special Agent in Charge
    FBI Chicago Division

    Todd M. Carroll serves as the ASAC of the Chicago Violent Crimes Branch. He has served as the Intelligence Operations Branch and Counterterrorism ASAC while in Chicago since 2013. Previously, he served as an Assistant Inspector in the Inspection Division. Mr. Carroll entered duty with the FBI in 1998 and was assigned to the Washington Field Office working Counterterrorism matters. He was promoted in 2003 as a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) with the Critical Incident Response Group/Rapid Deployment Logistic Unit. From 2006 to 2011, he was assigned as the SSA over the Cyber program in the Chicago Field Office. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement Administration from Western

    Illinois University and a Master’s of Science in Cyber Security from University of Maryland, University College in 2012. He holds three Global Information Assurance Certifications in information and cyber security. He currently oversees all violent crime and crimes against children investigations in Chicago and the violent crimes/gang squads in all four of the Chicago’s Resident Agencies. Prior to joining the FBI, ASAC Carroll was a police officer in Oakland, California and Western Springs, Illinois.

  • Larry Clinton
    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. 

  • Mignona Cote
    Chief Security Officer

    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.

  • Jamey Cummings
    Partner - Cybersecurity and Technology
    JM Search

    Jamey Cummings was formerly 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.

  • Rajiv Das
    Chief Security Officer and Deputy Director
    State of Michigan

    Rajiv Das is a senior Information Technology leader with broad-based management consulting experience who specializes in transforming organizations. He accelerates organization performance by defining strategies that align IT with the business, and driving large scale program implementations, technology integration, involving cross-functional, multi-vendor, and teams with large operating budgets. Collaborative & Innovative business partner who builds, and motivates highly successful teams and leaders to exceed customer expectations.

    He has delivered large scale programs as Delivery Executive (healthcare), transformed organization as CIO (Chief Information Officer – Teamster Welfare Fund), delivered business strategy & center of excellence for agencies as General Manager at State of Michigan. In addition, he also is an adjunct faculty at School of Business at Oakland University, Rochester Hills, Michigan teaching graduate level courses on “Big Data”. His expertise spans over finance, healthcare and public sector verticals for large scale system integration, ERP implementation, business intelligence operation, etc.

    In his current role as Chief Security officer for State of Michigan, he is member of the senior IT Leadership team reporting to Chief Information Officer, as part of Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Rajiv is responsible for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of State of Michigan information and IT assets as well as the following key assignments -

    • Develop & deliver the tactical and strategic plan initiatives for cyber and infrastructure security
    • Collaborate with state, federal and corporate partners for cyber security initiatives

    Rajiv is an alumnus of Michigan State University – Eli Broad College of Business where he earned his MBA and is a resident of Okemos, Michigan.

  • John Iannarelli
    Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor

    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
    Principal Cyber Advisor
    United States Air Force

    Wanda Jones-Heath is the Principal Cyber Advisor for the Department of the Air Force, comprised of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. As the Principal Cyber Advisor for the Department of the Air Force, Ms. Jones-Heath’s duties include synchronizing, coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the DAF Cyber Strategy and advising the Secretary of the Air Force on all cyber programs. She is responsible for overseeing cyberspace recruitment; resourcing and training of cyber mission forces, as well as assessing their readiness; overseeing acquisition; advocate for cyber investments; cybersecurity supply chain risk management; security of information systems and weapon systems.

    Prior to current position, she served as the Chief Information Security Officer and advised the Chief Information Officer on cybersecurity policy, cybersecurity programs, and cyber force development. She leads a Directorate comprised of military, civilian, and contractor personnel responsible for developing cybersecurity policy and strategy for over 5,000 Air Force Information Technology systems. She oversees risk management and cybersecurity accountability for information systems, weapon systems, and operational technology supporting military cyberspace operations. Her portfolio includes policy governing the defense industrial base, supply chain risk management, and cybersecurity capabilities. She has oversight for the freedom of information act, privacy act laws, and cryptographic modernization supporting cyber operations.

    Since entering civil service, Ms. Jones-Heath has held technical and leadership positions performing cyber operations and cybersecurity duties in Air Force operational communications units from the squadron to the wing level and she has served in headquarters units at the MAJCOM, Agency, and Air Staff level. Her experience includes extensive joint and interagency work along with cross functional assignments with duties such as testing, assessments, lessons learned management, strategy development and other functions in organizations both within and outside of the communications field.

    Ms. Jones-Heath graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1990 with a degree in Computer Science. She began her Civil Service career as a Palace Acquire Intern as an Information Systems Specialist in various functional areas. She moved to Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, in 1993. There she held positions responsible for policy and guidance for security and network systems. Prior to arriving at the Headquarters Air Force staff, Ms. Jones-Heath was the Program Manager for Mobility with the Defense Information Systems Agency. Ms. Jones-Heath led the effort to establish a DoD Mobile capability to include infrastructure.

    EDUCATION: 1990 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, University of SC, Columbia, SC 1994 Master of Science in Management, Troy University 2001 Executive Leadership and Development Program 2004 Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces 2006 Defense Leadership and Management Program 2007 Center for Creative Leadership 2008 Chief of Staff Air Force Fellows 2008 Acquisition Leadership Challenge Program-II, OPM 2008 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 2008 Air Force Civilian Strategic Leadership Program 2009 Harvard Senior Executive Fellows, Kennedy School of Government 2009 Program for Executives in Logistics & Technology, Kenan-Flagler, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 2010 AFSO21 Senior Leadership Course 2011 Capitol Hill Workshop 2014 Critical Infrastructure Protection 2015 Cyberspace Strategy and Policy 2016 Cyber Intelligence 2017 International Perspectives in Cyberspace 2020 Strategic Change & National Priorities, Federal Executive Institute

    ASSIGNMENTS 1. May 1990 - Jul 1993, Information Systems Management Specialist (Palace Acquire), Robins AFB, GA 2. Jul 1993 - Dec 1994, Computer Security Manager, HQ Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA 3. Dec 1994 - Jan 1996, Network Program Manager, HQ Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA 4. Jan 1996 - Jan 1999, Chief, Theater Systems, United States Air Forces Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany 5. Jan 1999 - May 2000, Chief, Integration and Testing, United States Air Forces Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany 6. May 2000 - Sept 2001, Deputy Commander, 11th Communications Squadron, Bolling AFB, DC 7. Sept 2001- Aug 2003, Chief, Enterprise Division, AF Chief Information Office, the Pentagon, Arlington, VA 8. Aug 2003 - Jun 2004, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft. McNair, Washington, DC 9. Jun 2004 - May 2007, Director of Staff, 96th Air Base Wing, Eglin AFB, FL 10. May 2007 - May 2010, Director, Analyses, Assessment, & Lessons Learned, Air Force District of Washington, Andrews AFB, MD 11. May 2010 - May 2012, Director, Net-Centric Operations, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, VA 12. May 2012 - May 2014, Program Manager for Mobility, Defense Information Systems Agency, Ft. Meade, MD 13. May 2014 - June 2018, Dep Chief Information Security Officer/Chief, Cybersecurity Division, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, VA 14. Jun 2018 - Mar 2019, Acting Chief Information Security Officer, Deputy Chief Information Officer, the Pentagon, Arlington, VA 15. Mar 2019 - July 2021, Chief Information Security Officer, Deputy Chief Information Officer & Acting Principal Cyber Advisor (December 2020 – July 2021), the Pentagon, Arlington, VA 16. August 2021 – Present, Principal Cyber Advisor, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, VA

    MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS FCW Fed100 Award Stars & Stripes STEM Award FedScoop Top 50: Cybersecurity Leader of the Year FedScoop: Best Bosses in Fed Information Technology National Diversity Council: Top 50 Women in Technology AFA General George C. Kenny Award for Lessons Learned Air Force Meritorious and Exemplary Civilian Service Awards E-Government Trailblazer Award

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS Air Force Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Air Force Board for Corrections of Military Records Presidential Management Fellows Program Assessor

    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) Program Management, Level I, Acquisition Professional Development Program Chief Information Officer (CIO) (Current as of August 2021)

  • Ricardo Lafosse
    The Kraft Heinz Company

  • Kirk Lonbom
    Chief Information Security Officer
    State of Illinois

  • Christopher Mandelaris
    Former CISO
    Elevations Credit Union

    Christopher Mandelaris was formerly the Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer for Chemical Bank responsible for Information Assurance, Privacy, IT Governance and IT Risk for the organization. 

    Mandelaris was most recently with Talmer Bank as Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer. He started his career in IT Infrastructure Ford Motor Credit as a system analyst and currently holds a Master of Science in Information Systems from Walsh College of Business and maintains several certifications as C|CISO, CISM, CRISC, CISA, PMP, MCSA, ITILv3, Six Sigma Greenbelt, MCP and CNA.

    Chemical Bank has 266 branch locations in Michigan and Northeast Ohio and total about $16 billion in assets and $13 billion in deposits. It is the sixth largest bank in Michigan by deposits, and the only one of those six headquartered in Michigan.

  • JJ Markee
    Baxter International

  • Israel Martinez
    CEO and Global CTO
    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). 

  • James McJunkin
    VP, Enterprise Threat and Intelligence Management & CISO
    Discover Financial Services

    Mr. James W. McJunkin is a Vice President/CISO at Discover Financial Services. He is responsible for second-line risk management of Information Security and all aspects of Security and Investigations, enterprise-wide. He is a graduate of Penn State University, and received his CISO certification from Carnegie Mellon University.

    Mr. McJunkin oversees the following core areas of responsibility: Information Security, Financial Crimes Detection, Internal Investigations, Business Continuity Planning, Security Operations, Executive Protection, Background Investigation and Workplace Violence Prevention for Discover, globally. 

    Prior to Discover, Mr. McJunkin spent nearly 30 years in state and federal government as a law enforcement professional.  He began his career as a trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police and then became a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  He served as a field agent in both the San Antonio and Atlanta Field Offices, along with the position of Supervisory Senior Resident Agent while assigned to the Atlanta Field Office. 

    After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Mr. McJunkin was promoted to the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) where, over the course of nearly ten years, he held the ascending positions of Unit Chief, Assistant Section Chief, Section Chief, Deputy Assistant Director, and Assistant Director at FBIHQ; and Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Acting Special Agent, and Assistant Director in charge of the Washington Field Office. 

    Mr. McJunkin’s federal law enforcement career culminated with his service in significant senior executive leadership positions of Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division and Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington (DC) Field Office. 

  • Matthew Norton
    Managing Director
    Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC

    Matt Norton is a Managing Director on the MDP Business & Government Services team. Prior to joining MDP, Mr. Norton was with Merrill Lynch and with MDP as an Associate. Mr. Norton currently serves on the Boards of Directors of BlueCat Networks, City Year Chicago, CoVant Technologies II, LLC, Fleet Complete, Kaufman Hall, LGS Innovations, and NFP Corp. In addition, he was formerly on the Boards of Directors of Aderant Holdings, Inc., Boise Cascade Company, Boise Inc. and Fieldglass Inc.

  • Dave Ostertag
    Global Investigations Manager, Investigative Response

    Dave Ostertag is the global investigation manager for the investigative response unit at Verizon and has more than 40 years of investigative experience in the government and security arenas. Dave coordinates the forensic investigations conducted by the investigative response unit worldwide. Dave has taken the lead on many of the highly publicized large data compromise investigations over the past few years. In addition, Mr. Ostertag is considered a leader in criminal and civil investigative techniques, is a certified expert witness and is a frequent instructor and speaker on the topics of data compromise investigation and international criminal organizations.

    Mr. Ostertag worked as a retail regional investigator prior to going into police work. Mr. Ostertag spent 14 years as a police detective sergeant and four years as a State’s Attorney investigator. Ostertag was the global manager of field investigations for Discover Financial for over ten years prior to joining Verizon. He serves on the board of advisors for the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators.

    Mr. Ostertag has worked extensively with law enforcement in the investigation, identification, arrest and prosecution of individuals and groups involved in international organized criminal data compromise and fraud.

  • Rohit Pasam
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Xaptum, Inc.

    Rohit Pasam - co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Xaptum, Inc. - an industry trailblazer who runs technology businesses through the life cycle of start-up to exit with an incisive understanding of value drivers for technology products in the marketplace. Pasam had previously founded successful technology businesses in technology services and outsourced product development. In 2013, AT&T named him one of AT&T’s innovators in Internet of Things. Pasam is the co-founder & CEO of Xaptum, the company that built the Internet for Things – a IP network optimized for IoT that exchanges IoT data between the world of Things and the world of Cloud Applications and Big Data securely, reliably at massive scale.


7:30 AM - 8:10 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:10 AM - 8:30 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Michael Anderson, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago, FBI

Hillary Blair, VP, Digital Marketing & Communications, HMG Strategy

John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

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

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report Findings

Dave Ostertag, Global Investigation Manager, Investigative Response, Verizon

Insightful overview of the 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report. Now in its tenth year, it’s an unparalleled source of information on cybersecurity threats. The 2017 DBIR reveals what’s really happening in cyber security. This year’s report is based on analysis of over 40,000 incidents, including 1,935 confirmed data breaches. That means you get a detailed insight into the cybersecurity threats you face.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Foundational Security for the Digital Roadmap Ahead

Stephen Beitler, Managing Director, Dunrath Capital

Rajiv Das, Chief Security Officer and Deputy Director, State of Michigan

Matthew Norton, Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC

Rohit Pasam, Co-Founder & CEO, Xaptum, Inc.

Moderator: JJ Markee, CISO, The Kraft Heinz Company

Hackers are forever relentless, learning, and adapting.  Are you?  There are so many security products and “solutions” out there.  Working inside of an enterprise, how can you be agile, smart, and current in the fast-paced world of cyber security?  Just as important, not all solutions involve technology.  People are often the weakest link, so how do you change culture and norms, so that security is innate?  This panel will share their expertise on new technologies, and how to fit the pieces together to drive a cohesive secure environment that is a business enabler for the digital roadmap that lies ahead.

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

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM  

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Strategic Leadership in a World of Accelerated Change

Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner, Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry 

Interviewer: John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

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.

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: The Inside Scoop - FBI Cyber Security Insights:  What You Need to Know and Do

Michael Anderson, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago, FBI

John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

Why rob a bank when a criminal can steal far more money from the ease and safety of sitting behind a computer?  More and more businesses are becoming cyber victims, and are naïve about the different exploits, threats, vulnerabilities.  During this session, the audience will hear from two experienced FBI Special Agents who will share the latest intelligence and what you need to do to protect your business and yourself.  

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  


1:00 PM - 1:10 PM Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

1:10 PM - 2:10 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, Co-Leader Global 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) (Lead:  Todd M. Carroll, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Chicago Division)

Issue 4: Safely Moving to the Cloud (LEAD: Rajiv Das, Chief Security Officer and Deputy Director, State of Michigan

Issue 5: Securing Connected Devices and IoT (Lead: James McJunkin, VP - Enterprise Threat and Intelligence Management, Discover Financial Services)

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Building a Cyber Sensitive Structure with Corporate Boards

Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance

As the cyber threat continues to grow, corporate CIOs and CISOs need to take leadership roles in their organizations beyond their IT expertise. Cyber security is not really an IT issue, it is an enterprise-wide risk management issue. Building enterprise-wide digital security does not come from the bottom up—it needs to come from the top down. CIOs and CISOs need to “manage up” to senior management and the board of directors to achieve this goal. This presentation outlines one successful model for doing so. 

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM  

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

Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance

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

Kirk Lonbom, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Illinois

Christopher Mandelaris, VP, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, Chemical Bank 

Moderator: John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

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.

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

4:00 PM - 4:20 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.

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM  

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

Todd M. Carroll, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Chicago Division

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

Ricardo Lafosse, CISO, Cook County Government

James McJunkin, VP - Enterprise Threat and Intelligence Management, Discover Financial Services

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.

5:00 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.

  • Insight

    Insight Cloud + Data Center Transformation is a complete IT services and solution provider that helps organizations transform technology, operations, and service delivery to meet challenges and future-proof the business. As an independent integrator, we’re free to recommend the most appropriate solutions — across cloud, IT transformation, next-generation technology, and security.


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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HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits deliver world class thought leadership where attendees receive unique insights into best practices and hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.

Key Areas of Focus Include:

  • Leading Courageously and Authentically in Times of Crisis
  • Reimagining the Business and the Future of Work
  • Winning the War on Talent
  • Creating a Workplace of Diversity and Inclusion to Foster Innovation
  • Becoming Boardroom Ready
  • Blazing the Path to Secure Innovation
  • Strengthening Your Personal Brand

The Strongest Executive Leadership Network

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