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2018 Washington, D.C. CISO Executive Leadership Summit

Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.

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 2018 Washington, D.C. CISO Executive Leadership Summit.

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

  • Melody Balcet
    Director, Global Cybersecurity Program
    The AES Corporation

    Melody Balcet (@MelodyBalcet) is the Director of the Global Cybersecurity Program at The AES Corporation, a US-based Fortune 200 Energy company operating in 15 countries. Previously, she spent over eleven years with IBM's Public Sector Cybersecurity and Biometrics service area leading its Defense and Intelligence Cybersecurity capture activities and serving government clients in both Defense and Civilian agencies, most recently as an advisor on DoD-wide FISMA and cybersecurity performance measurement under the DoD Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity. She recently finished her term as President of ISACA Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter and volunteers with a number of non-profit organizations. Ms. Balcet holds an M.A. with Merit from the University of Manchester, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and a B.A. from The College of William and Mary. She actively holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications. Ms. Balcet co-authored a chapter in “Protecting Our Future: Educating a Cybersecurity Workforce” and regularly speaks on GRC, FISMA, cybersecurity measurement, workforce, and leadership topics.

  • Douglas Bloom
    Director, Cybercrime and Breach Response Practice

    Doug is a Director in PwC’s Cybercrime and Breach Response practice, the leader of the Firm’s Cybersecurity Risk & Regulatory Practice, and a member of the Firm’s Financial Crimes Unit.  Doug has over 20 years’ experience investigating all aspect of financial and computer crimes—having served as a federal prosecutor, criminal defense lawyer and software developer. He assists PwC’s clients across the globe, responding to regulatory changes, conducting cybercrime, fraud and economic espionage investigations, corporate internal investigations and handling breaches of PwC’s clients’ computer networks. In addition, he helps clients assess their cybersecurity readiness and fraud controls, identifying the organizational changes necessary to protect clients against and respond to internal and external threats.  

    Doug has extensive experience building regulatory response programs and conducting sensitive and confidential investigations for companies in a wide range of industries—from financial services, to consumer products, professional sports, and emerging technologies.  In addition, as a leader of the Firm’s cybersecurity Board governance program, Doug regularly advises clients and their Boards on proper governance of cybersecurity programs and assists clients in the development of their cybersecurity Board reporting programs.

    Prior to joining the Firm, Doug was a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he investigated and prosecuted national security cyber offenses, including economic espionage, hacking of national defense and government systems, and the theft of trade secrets.  In addition to his cyber work, Doug investigated and prosecuted several high profile public corruption and accounting fraud cases, and convicted the former majority leader of the New York State Senate and acting Lieutenant Governor of New York State of bribery and extortion.  Doug is a 2015 recipient of the Attorney General’s John Marshal Award, the highest attorney honor granted by the Department of Justice, and a 2013 recipient of the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s Prosecutor of the Year award.  Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Doug was an associate in Covington & Burling’s white collar criminal defense and intellectual property practices where he investigated and litigated criminal and civil accounting fraud, tax fraud, and patent infringement cases.

  • Steve Bongardt
    Director, Consulting Solutions

    Steve is currently a Consulting Solutions Director for the Eastern Region of the United States and Federal at Cylance. In this role, he works with the Professional Services delivery teams, the product sales teams, and channel partners to provide security consulting solutions.  These include core services such as penetration testing and AI driven incident response, as well as advanced services, including compromise assessments, industrial control system security, and healthcare devices, connected-car security testing, and insider risk/threat.  Steve has 20 years as an FBI Special Agent where he was a criminal profiler, a digital forensic examiner, a Joint Terrorism Task Force member, a Counterintelligence field agent, and a SWAT operator and sniper. At the FBI’s Behavioral Science and Behavioral Analysis units, he innovated projects and methods focused on insider threat, cybercrime assessments, remote personality assessments, language analysis, and applied social network analyses to combat terrorism and national security threats. Prior to joining Cylance, Steve served as president of The Gyges Group, where he handled virtual CISO and CSO services, cyber and criminal behavioral profiling, investigation and physical security. His unique skill is the ability to blend technical knowledge with human behavior in the context of investigations, crisis situations, and organizational change.  Before his career in the FBI, he spent eight years as a Naval Aviator for the US Navy and worked for two years in Institutional Capital Markets on Wall Street for Smith Barney.

  • Bill Brown
    CISO & CIO
    Abacus Insights

    Bill Brown was formerly Chief Information Officer & CISO at Veracode, a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Application Security.  He is responsible for making Information Security, Platform Operations, IT and Systems Engineering strategic assets in scaling Veracode’s SaaS platform. Bill has more than 25 years of management experience in Information Technology, Information Security, M&A Technology Integration, SaaS Operations, DevOps, Operations/Logistics and Compliance including FedRAMP, SOC2, SOC3.

    In 2010, Bill was recognized as a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader, an award that recognizes outstanding technology professionals who have successfully aligned technology with overall business goals to advance their company’s critical IT initiatives.

    Prior to joining Veracode, Bill was CIO at Avid where he and his team provided operational support for Avid's cloud offerings as well as maintained the continued alignment of information systems and business strategies to ensure the highest level of operational effectiveness.  Before Avid, Bill was at Iron Mountain where he served in several senior leadership roles, including CIO, and he has more than 25 years of management experience in information technology, operations/logistics and electronic commerce.

    He was a co-founder and executive vice president of PCs Compleat, a PC retailer/distributor acquired by CompUSA and has also held senior management positions at PC Connection, Send.com, JWP/Businessland and Merisel.

    Bill holds a MBA from Babson College and a Bachelor's Degree in mathematics from Bridgewater State College.

  • Jasson Casey

    Jasson Casey serves as chief technology officer and leads the company’s engineering efforts. Casey is an 18- year veteran of the telecom and computer networking industry. Most recently he managed the engineering team for IronNet CyberSecurity, a security startup founded by Gen. (ret) Keith Alexander. He has held executive leadership positions in engineering and product management in startups as well as S&P 500 companies. Casey is an industry- recognized expert in Software-Defined Networking and helped define key technologies in carrier VoIP security and Wireless mobility. He is also a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a member of the Software Leadership Council,  and a research associate with the Open Networking Foundation. Casey holds a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin and is a  PhD candidate in electrical engineering at Texas A&M University.

  • Nicolas M. Chaillan
    Senior Advisor for Cloud Security and DevSecOps OUSD (A&S), Pentagon
    United States Department of Defense

    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.

  • Donald Codling
    Codling Group International

    Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer for Double Check Solutions (FinTech services to the American banking sector) ,REGO/Zoom Payment Solutions (mobile payment applications and blockchain solutions) and managing partner at STORM Guidance US. 

    Co-Chair of the Washington DC chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

    Exec Manager 23+ years with FBI-as Unit Chief Cyber division-extensive operational experience in Cyber Crime and Cyber National Security investigations with focus on policy development and field operations. FBI lead for Cyber STORM 2 and 3 national Cyber exercises. Possessed TS/SCI clearance with CI Polygraph. Served as Chairman of International Cyber Crime and Cyber Security working group. Numerous presentations globally on cyber security trends, threats and mitigation strategies with focus ICS/SCADA. Continues to provide Cyber security assessments and training internationally. Developed agendas, recruited speakers and hosted three international Cyber Security Forums in Washington D.C.

    Senior Cyber security advisor for multiple organizations such as Hu-Manity, Flashpoint, Noblis and others. Membership in the Cloud Security Alliance, CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CIPP/US (Certified Information Privacy Professional/US) certifications. Particular focus on COPPA, HIPPA, FCRA and AML privacy guidelines and regulations.

    Cyber security "best practices evangelist" with focus on cyber threats to SCADA/ICS systems, energy sector, health care and financial services. Provides thought leadership in areas involving Law Enforcement and National Security agencies interaction with the private commercial sector.  

    Prior work as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) for Swift Exchange (E-Commerce firm) and Urban FT (a SaaS based digital payments platform).

    CoChair on multiple occasions (2013-2017) for National Security and Cyber Security for Energy and Utilities (ICS/SCADA) with focus on the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region.Currently CISO/CPO for Double Check Solutions and REGO/ZOOM payments Executive Consultant Don Codling advises domestic and international companies on cyber and data security best practices.   Following 23 years service in the FBI with a concentration in Cyber National Security and Criminal matters, Don specializes in Cyber Security and Data Privacy best practices implementation within sensitive corporate and government environments.  

    Don maintains his CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CIPP/US (Certified Information Privacy Professional-United States) and his TS (Top Secret) with counterintelligence polygraph clearances.  Areas of expertise include ICS-Cyber security best practices and performance metrics, unique security and Data Privacy challenges in the Internet of Things environment in both corporate and government environments.  

    Don is the co-chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Washington D.C. chapter (2017-2019) and has detailed knowledge of US Data Privacy and cyber security practices with emphasis on GDPR and US Privacy Shield implications. Don has provided expert witness testimony in both criminal and civil litigation matters on cyber security, data privacy and electronic surveillance issues.

  • Daryl Haegley
    Control Systems Cybersecurity


  • 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
    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.

  • Steve Martano
    Consultant, Cyber Security Practice
    Caldwell Partners

    Steven Martano is a consultant in Caldwell Partners’ Cyber Security Practice. He recruits across the information security function, including CISOs, CSOs, cyber advisory board members, and cyber leaders in professional services.   

    Steven spent seven years at Russell Reynolds Associates, where he helped built the Cyber Security and Supply Chain functional practices, serving as a member of the global Corporate Officers practice.

    Earlier in his career, Steven worked at Sikorsky Aircraft (then part of United Technologies Corporation), where he led operations and financial planning for multi-billion contracts for the U.S military and key international customers in the Middle East, Asia and South America.

    In addition to his professional career, Steven serves as an editor and featured writer at Beyond the Box Score, SB Nation’s baseball analytics platform, and is a contributing columnist to FanGraphs’ The Hardball Times. He holds a BA from The Catholic University of America and a master’s degree in economics & finance from Trinity College.

  • Israel Martinez
    Industry Advisory to DHS Cyberstorm
    US Department of Homeland Security

    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). 

  • Sloane Menkes
    Principal, Cyber

    Sloane Menkes is a Principal with PwC’s Cyber business in the US.  She leads the Mid-Atlantic Cyber business which spans Philadelphia, Baltimore, Richmond and Washington, D.C. metro area. With a career that began in the US Air Force at the Office of Special Investigation, she has over twenty years of professional services experience across the full lifecycle of cyber security, technology, human capital and transformative program implementations. 
    Sloane brings together multiple skilled teams with a holistic end to end cyber and crisis capability. Her teams address cyber security with the strategies, tools and capabilities to prepare for, avoid, mitigate and manage incidents.  She helps clients who find themselves responding to incidents by enabling them to react quickly and effectively by organizing, analyzing, and resolving crises as efficiently as possible, while taking the critical steps to preserve valuable data and information. She has experience coordinating the firm’s Global Crisis Centre activity for clients, and specifically those in Asia-Pacific and Americas countries. 
    Ms. Menkes regularly facilitates and leads cyber exercises for global clients, enabling and advocating for a learning environment during the exercise or simulation that is true to each client’s incident response and resiliency plans. She is adept at building scenarios that build on industry specific concerns and pressure test (in a safe environment) incident response plans. With experience helping companies build their plans, she also lends insights post exercise and simulations with executive read outs and recommendations for improvements. In addition, her experience includes utilization of many international standards in her work such as NIST 800-53, 800-171 and many others.
    She has maintained her Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 1999. 

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.

    Hunter is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.

    HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.

    Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.

    Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.

    Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.

    Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on TheStreet.com.

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

    An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.

    Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.

  • Robert Rohrer
    Deputy Director
    National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF)
    Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

    Robert “Bob” Rohrer currently serves as the Deputy Director of the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF). Housed within the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), the NITTF is an interagency task force co-chaired by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Department of Justice. Mr. Rohrer joined the NITTF in March 2015, with a broad spectrum of experience in criminal and national security investigations, physical and electronic surveillance, and intelligence operations.  For the last decade, Mr. Rohrer worked in the intelligence community, supporting global counterterrorism and counterintelligence activities. 

    Mr. Rohrer came to Washington DC in 2003, with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  He was part of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) transition team, merging legacy customs and immigration investigations programs into one organization.  At ICE Headquarters, Mr. Rohrer served as the the Chief of the ICE Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit, the Chief of the ICE National Security Unit, and the Senior ICE Liaison to the Intelligence Community.  Mr. Rohrer began his career in 1992 as a Special Agent with the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in Los Angeles, working large-scale investigations of human smuggling/trafficking, document/benefit fraud, gangs, and other federal crimes. 

    Mr. Rohrer has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University at Long Beach, and a Master of Science in Technology Management/Homeland Security Management from the University of Maryland, University College.

  • Phyllis Schneck
    Managing Director and Global Leader of Cyber Solutions
    Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company

    Phyllis has more than 15 years of government and private-sector experience in senior cybersecurity positions and leads Promontory’s cybersecurity practice.

    She joined Promontory from the Department of Homeland Security, where she served as the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications and led responses to cybersecurity threats against corporations, civilians, and the government. During her DHS tenure, Phyllis led the defensive cybersecurity operational mission to mitigate and respond to cyberthreats across the federal civilian government and private sector. She supported the department’s mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure, working with all areas of the department, government agencies, law enforcement, and the private sector. Phyllis led the transformation of signature technology applying analytics to the central cyber protection that the DHS provides to civilian agencies.

    Prior to the DHS, Phyllis served as chief technology officer for the global public sector at McAfee, where she was responsible for products and services used by governments to counter global cyberthreats and maintain industrial and telecommunications security. She also led the development of the firm’s crowdsourced real-time cyberthreat intelligence and analytics used to protect critical infrastructure, played a key role in developing McAfee’s cybersecurity policy position, and on several occasions testified before Congress on cybersecurity technology and policy.

    Phyllis was a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ commission that advised President Barack Obama on cybersecurity. She was chairman of the board of directors of the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance, a partnership between corporations, government, and law enforcement for using cyber analysis to combat international cybercrime. Phyllis was also vice chairman of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s advisory board on information security and privacy, and she served for eight years as national chairman of the board of directors of the FBI’s public-private InfraGard program. She has briefed and worked with several foreign governments to form partnerships with the U.S. for information sharing, infrastructure protection, and cybersecurity. Phyllis holds several information-security and technology patents.

  • Stephen Spagnuolo
    NA Digital Security & Risk
    Stanton Chase

    Stephen Spagnuolo is a Director in the Baltimore office and leads cyber, digital security, risk focus areas, and client engagements. He has earned a recognized track record of delivering leadership talent and corporate development solutions with a principal focus on cyber security and operational risk across technology, financial services, and other industry sectors, ranging from early stage/startup to emerging growth to mid and large global corporates, banks and consultancies. In so doing, he leverages his deep and extensive network, particularly across the U.S. National Security and Wall Street communities.

    Prior to Stanton Chase, Stephen launched and led the Digital Security Practice for several boutique executive search firms. Earlier he was with Russell Reynolds Associates in New York, as a member of the Global Banking & Markets Practice and then Co-Founder/Head of the Americas for Sheffield Haworth, a London-based global financial services recruitment firm, where in just a few years’ time, the platform and team he established and built earned ‘firm of choice’ recognition amongst their US based Tier 1 bank and corporate clients.

    He currently serves as a cybersecurity expert and the on-call cyber security headhunter with RANE (Risk Assistance Network + Exchange), and he is frequently engaged as a moderator and guest panelist on cyber security talent leadership, recruitment, and development for various executive leadership summits and forums, including Security Innovation Network (SINET) and HMG Strategy CIO & CISO Summits, the latter of which he co-established and built as an adjunct to HMG CIO.

    A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Stephen served with distinction as a US Marine Corps infantry officer, having deployed to multiple overseas contingencies.

  • Scott Tousley
    Senior Exec, Cyber Programs

    Scott Tousley is the Deputy Director of the Cyber Security Division for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency at Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology (DHS S&T). 

    His responsibilities include organizational liaison, IPT management and support, and project leadership for educational/operational efforts such as the Computer Security Incident Response (CSIRT) project. He also supports several initiatives in critical infrastructure protection and cyber-physical systems.

    Tousley served 20 years as an Army officer in the Corps of Engineers, many of these years in interagency technology programs. He lead the Watch/Warning program in the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of the National Infrastructure Protection Center, part of the Clinton Administration’s early engagement with national cyber security challenges. He also previously managed the operations security team for a large internet service provider, was the principal with a technology start-up company in the private sector, and was program manager at the DHS National Cybersecurity Division. He has served nine years with DHS, principally with S&T but also with the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and supporting Customs and Borders Protection.

  • Stuart Tryon, M.S.
    Former Deputy Assistant Director
    U.S. Secret Service for Strategic Intelligence at Headquarters

    Stuart Tryon is the Chief Executive Officer of Tryon Security and Risk Advisors (TSRA) LLC.  TSRA is a consultancy to corporate clients that ponder threat intelligence and enterprise risk through insider threats, physical and cyber events. He is well versed on corporate and strategic policy implications.

    Before starting TSRA, Mr. Tryon was the Director of Regulatory, Risk, and Compliance for Fiserv, a Brookfield, Wisconsin, based financial technology company. Fiserv a member of the Fortune 500 provides technology products and services to the financial and banking sector. In this role, he was a member of the Corporate Audit Services’ (CAS) Senior Leadership team that directed organization wide advisory and audit engagements.  

    Prior to joining Fiserv, Mr. Tryon was the Deputy Assistant Director for Special Intelligence and Information for the United States Secret Service.  A Senior Executive Service position that synthesized information and intelligence for use in the protective mission of the agency. A former member of the Presidential Protective Division, also the Agent in Charge of the Office of Professional Responsibility (Internal Affairs), and The Criminal Investigations Division (CID).

    Mr. Tryon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University.

  • James Turgal
    Managing Director, Cyber Risk Services

    James L. Turgal, Jr, was formerly Executive Assistant Director (EAD), Information and Technology Branch, entered on duty in March 1996 and was assigned to the Houston Division, working Organized Crime and Drug investigations.  Upon being promoted as a Supervisory Special Agent, he was assigned to FBI Headquarters, Office of General Counsel and the Counterterrorism Division, as the senior counsel for Domestic Terrorism Operations.

    In 2002, Jim was assigned to the Cincinnati Division as Chief Division Counsel, Media Spokesperson, and Supervisory Special Agent.  Four years later, he returned to FBI Headquarters to lead the Director’s Research Group. He later became the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Administration at the Washington Field office. 

    In 2010, Jim was selected to serve as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, providing counsel on various national security, criminal, and administrative issues affecting the FBI.  One year later, he was designated Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Division, where he oversaw several high profile cases, including the shooting of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  In 2012, Jim returned to FBI Headquarters, as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Human Resources Division (HRD).

    In August 2013, Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed Jim as the Assistant Director (AD) of the HRD.  During this time, he served as the AD and Human Resource Officer.

    On February 10, 2016, Director James B. Comey, Jr. announced the appointment of James L. Turgal, Jr., as the EAD of the Information and Technology Branch.

    Jim is also a FBI certified pilot.  


September 18, 2018, 7:00 AM-4:30 PM
Capital Hilton Hotel

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

8:10 AM - 8:30 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  NACD® Board Survey regarding Governance and Risk - What it Means for You and How to Engage Your Board

Israel Martinez, NACD® Board Leadership Fellow, nominated "Top 100" Director HITEC Top 100, Cyber Risk & Governance Expert and Chairman and CEO, Axon Global

Many of the traditional IT Dashboards in the boardroom are dead or dying, expectations from board members are changing from risk to strategy and innovation.  This session will review the annual 2017–2018 NACD Public Company Governance Survey.  This year’s report collected responses from 587 public company corporate directors and executives, with additional data provided by Main Data Group.  We will also discuss and distribute - for attendees only - a paper copy of best practice considerations, assumptions, methods and strategies in “how to have a cyber discussion with your board”.  It was commissioned for an exercise by the American Bar Association and presented at the ABA Annual Spring Meeting in 2018, by Israel Martinez - with excellent reviews.

8:30 AM - 9:10 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent: Driving a Collaborative Culture to Secure the Future Enterprise

Nicolas M. Chaillan, Senior Advisor for Cloud Security and DevSecOps OUSD (A&S), Pentagon, U.S. Department of Defense

Daryl Haegley, Control Systems Cybersecurity, OASD EIE (ODASD IE)

Wanda Jones-Heath, CISO, U.S. Air Force

Robert Rohrer, Deputy Director, National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Scott Tousley, Deputy Director, Cyber Security Division, DHS Science & Technology

Moderator:  Israel Martinez, NACD® Board Leadership Fellow, nominated "Top 100" Director HITEC Top 100, Cyber Risk & Governance Expert and Chairman and CEO, Axon Global

As the number and complexity of cyber-attacks escalated in 2017, it’s become abundantly clear that historical approaches to cyber security are no longer sufficient. Today’s CISO must be prepared to embrace innovation and to drive secure value to their organization while forging tight collaboration with the C-suite and the board. This panel of information security executives will discuss their roles in leading transformative cyber security strategies along with best practices for working with fellow executives to proactively protect the enterprise.

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM       

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Creating Organizational Champions to Secure the Future Enterprise

Douglas Bloom, Director, Cybercrime and Breach Response Practice, PwC and Sloane Menkes, Principal, Cyber, PwC

PwC will discuss lessons learned from helping clients navigate developing and advancing their programs. In particular, key considerations when crafting a message for cybersecurity champions. 

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: New Technologies - Trends and Opportunities for Protecting the Organization 

Steve Bongardt, Director, Consulting Solutions, Cylance

Bill Brown, SVP & CISO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Donald Codling, CISO/CPO, Double Check Solutions and REGO/ZOOM Payment Solutions

Daryl Haegley, Control Systems Cybersecurity, OASD EIE (ODASD IE)

Moderator:  John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

We are in the early innings of an extended innovation cycle that will affect and impact the enterprise for decades to come. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence/machine learning and user-behavior analytics offer information security teams new ways to detect malicious behavior faster and more effectively. This session will showcase new security technologies that are reshaping information security practices.

 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Creating Your Future Professional Brand as an IT Security Leader

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

Steve Martano, Consultant, Cyber Security Practice, Caldwell Partners   

Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, Digital, Security & Risk, Quantum Search Partners

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

The role of the CISO has been pushed into the spotlight. Still, not all CISOs have won a seat at the table in the C-suite. Top security and search executives will share examples of partnering across the business to become a valued member of the team along with best practices for CISOs to elevate their professional brands and accelerate their career paths.

12:00 PM - 1:10 PM 


1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE WORKING GROUPS:  Peer Collaboration to Create Winning Strategies

Issue 1: Must-have communication strategies for your Board of Directors  (LEAD: Israel Martinez, Chairman, Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global)

Issue 2: Gamification and Employee Security Awareness (LEAD:  Bill Brown, SVP & CISO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Issue 3: Aligning Information Security with Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) (LEAD: John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor, FBI) 

Issue 4: Evolution of the CISO Role and Your Career (LEAD: Steve Martano, Consultant, Cyber Security Practice, Caldwell Partners)

Issue 5:  Digital Disruption (LEAD: Melody Balcet, Director, Global Cybersecurity Program, The AES Corporation)

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Balancing Agility, Innovation, and Security

Bill Brown, SVP & CISO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Jasson Casey, CTO, SecurityScoreCard

Phyllis Schneck, Managing Director and Global Leader of Cyber Solutions, Promontory Financial Group

Stuart Tryon, M.S., Former Deputy Assistant Director, U.S. Secret Service for Strategic Intelligence at Headquarters

Moderator:  John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

Competitive advantage requires agility and innovation. At the same time, data, assets, and intellectual capital must be protected. This panel will focus on how to foster innovation and leverage security as a competitive advantage, providing strategies that can be quickly implemented to achieve the overall goal of secure innovation.

3:20 PM - 4:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception

Presenting Partners

  • PwC

    PwC’s accounting practice originated in London well over a century ago. As times changed and PwC expanded worldwide, our commitment to clients never wavered. With us, you’re always supported by a global network of more than 236,000 people in 158 countries with one goal: to help your business thrive. PwC’s professional services include audit and assurance, tax and consulting that cover such areas as cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, deals and forensics. We help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities across these industries. Let’s combine your aspirations with our world-class capabilities to achieve your goals.


Platinum Partners

  • Cylance

    CylancePROTECT® delivers industry-leading malware prevention powered by artificial intelligence, combined with application and script control, memory protection, and device policy enforcement to prevent successful cyberattacks. Without the use of signatures or the need to stream data to the cloud, CylancePROTECT delivers protection against common threats such as malware, ransomware, fileless malware, malicious scripts, weaponized docs, and many other attack vectors, no matter where the endpoint resides.

  • SecurityScorecard

    SecurityScorecard helps enterprises gain operational command of their security posture and the security posture of their ecosystems through continuous, non-intrusive monitoring. The company’s approach to security focuses on identifying vulnerabilities from an outside-in 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 Web, Application Security, Patching Cadence, Network Security, Hacker Chatter, Social Engineering, and Leaked Credentials, DNS Health, Endpoint Security, IP Reputation and Cubit Score.

  • Thales eSecurity

    Thales eSecurity is the leader in advanced data security solutions and services that deliver trust wherever information is created, shared or stored. We ensure that the data belonging to companies and government entities is both secure and trusted in any environment – on-premise, in the cloud, in data centers or big data environments – without sacrificing business agility. Security doesn’t just reduce risk, it’s an enabler of the digital initiatives that now permeate our daily lives – digital money, e-identities, healthcare, connected cars and, with the internet of things (IoT), even household devices. Thales provides everything an organization needs to protect and manage its data, identities and intellectual property, and meet regulatory compliance – through encryption, advanced key management, tokenization, privileged-user control and high-assurance solutions. Security professionals around the globe rely on Thales to confidently accelerate their organization’s digital transformation. Thales eSecurity is part of Thales Group.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

    Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.

  • Glynn Capital

    Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, sustainable business models, and long-term growth potential.

  • Greylock Partners

    Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.

  • Sequoia Capital

    Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).


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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

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