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2022 Global CISO Executive Leadership Summit

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Leading Boldly and Authentically - Inspiring Trust and Winning in the Global Digital Economy

The digital pivot most companies have made since March 2020 has created new opportunities for CIOs, CISOs and business technology executives to play a deeper role in designing the future of the business and in the shape of the organization. Technology executives who inspire employees and foster an environment of trust can stimulate a collaborative culture that sparks innovation and drives business outcomes with the aid of impactful technologies that can enable the organization to win in the marketplace while attracting, growing, and retaining the people and skills that are needed to power the successful 21st century organization.

 

 


“Trust changes everything for you as a leader, for your IT team and for your relationships.”

- Stephen M.R. Covey


  • Snehal Antani
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Horizon3.ai

    Snehal Antani is co-founder & CEO of Horizon3.ai, a cyber security startup focused on AI-enabled red teaming. Prior to starting Horizon3, Snehal served as CTO for the US Department of Defense, responsible for transforming the technology capabilities of the command to include cyber security, advanced R&D, AI, and data analytics. Snehal was formerly the CTO of Splunk, and before that, a CIO at GE Capital. Snehal started his career at IBM as a software engineer, where he earned 16 patents for his work in cloud, distributed computing, and large-scale data processing. Snehal earned in BS in Computer Science from Purdue, where as a freshman he watched Tom Brady play Drew Brees. He earned is MS in Computer Science from RPI, where he never attended an RPI football game.

  • Vlad Brodsky
    CISO and SVP, IT Operations, Infrastructure
    OTC Markets Group Inc.

    Vlad Brodsky is the Chief Information Security Officer and SVP of IT Operations and Infrastructure at OTC Markets Group, a regulated publicly traded financial institution that operates the world’s largest electronic marketplace for OTC-traded equities. Vlad’s responsibilities include leading the firm’s information security strategy, program, and processes as well as running the firm’s IT operations and infrastructure. In his eight years with OTC Markets Group, Vlad has been instrumental in improving the firm’s technology processes and creating a risk-based information security program that is designed to satisfy business and regulatory requirements.

    Vlad has expertise in Information Security, Risk Management, IT Infrastructure Management and Financial Services. Prior to OTC Markets Group, Vlad worked as a Chief Security Officer at Innovest Systems, a SaaS provider in the Trust Accounting and Wealth Management space, where he was responsible for all Information Security.

    Vlad has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics from Brandeis University, an MBA in Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation from NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business, holds the CCISO, CISSP, CRISC, DDN Boardroom QTE, PMP certifications and FINRA Series 7, 24, 99 and SIE licenses.

  • Mark Connelly
    Global Information Security Senior Director, CISO
    Boston Consulting Group

    Mark Connelly is the Chief Information Security Officer for Boston Consulting Group where he brings more than 30 years of Risk and Security, IT and Business Management experience. Previously, Mark was the first CISO with Thomson Reuters (TR) and ITT, both global multi-industry enterprises. In addition to his time as CISO at TR and ITT Mark was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse responsible for Infrastructure Risk and Security. And prior to Credit Suisse Mark spent 20 years at Sun Microsystems Incorporated as CISO, VP IT and Director of Systems Engineering. Experience and Education Mark holds an M.S.E.E. and B.A. from Washington University and an M.A. from University of Missouri. He holds certifications in Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Governance in Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk & Information Security Controls (CRISC). He is a member of ISACA NY Chapter. He was recognized by the Technical Exchange Network with the CISO of the Year Award for the Northeast Region in 2011 and in 2013 was named a Top 10 Global CISO Breakaway Leader

  • Cindy Finkelman
    Managing Director
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Cindy is a senior executive with 20+ years of diversified management, technology and operations experience and has a proven track record of designing and delivering technology driven transformational programs in many blue-chip firms, including New York Life Insurance Company, ALICO, Merrill Lynch, Marsh & McLennan, Prudential, Booz Allan & Hamilton and MetLife. Cindy’s passion is for people development. She has sponsored various mentoring programs and Women in Technology initiatives.

    Cindy has an MBA from NYU in Corporate Strategy/Entrepreneurship, and a BS from SUNY/Albany.  Cindy is currently a Board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) NY chapter where she is responsible for the Program Committee and actively participates in SIM Women. 

  • Patrick Ford
    CISO, Americas Region
    Schneider Electric

  • Rocco Grillo
    Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Cybersecurity Executive Leader with extensive experience leading teams and providing clients with cybersecurity advisory services, incident response investigations, and other technical services, as well as guidance to C-Suite and Board level clients. I serve as a trusted advisor and partner to clients, law enforcement and government agencies, law firms, and industry organizations to address cybersecurity matters including incident response & forensics investigations, as well as vulnerability and threat management matters. He is a Ponemon Institute Fellow and affiliate board advisor to industry organizations including FS-ISAC, Retail-CISC, NH-ISAC as well as other ISACS, and member of the Shared Assessments Steering Committee Board. He has also served on the CLM Cyber Liability Council, the Board of Directors of the NY ISSA, the IT Policy Compliance Group, and the (i-4) Research Committee and he has been Interviewed / quoted in CNNMoney, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Thomson Reuters, and other industry publications.

  • Matthew Lagana
    Managing Director
    MBIA

    Mr. Lagana is a Managing Director at MBIA Inc, holding a dual responsibility of CTO & CISO.  In this capacity, he serves as chair of the firms Enterprise Security & Technology Council and is a standing member of the company’s Enterprise Risk & Compliance Committee.  His experience extends across all areas of IT, with deep subject matter expertise in the areas of Information Security, Risk Management, Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery, Corporate Governance, Operational Risk, Audit / Compliance, and Technology Infrastructure and Operations.

    Mr. Lagana holds a Master’s degree in Management & Systems from NYU and has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2002.   

  • Hunter Muller
    Founder & 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 Founder 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.

  • Kevin Powers, J.D.
    Director, MS in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Assistant Professor of the Practice, Business Law and Society Department
    Boston College

    Kevin is the founder and Director of the M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program at Boston College, and an Assistant Professor of the Practice at Boston College Law School and in Boston College’s Carroll School of Management’s Business Law and Society Department. With over 20 years of combined law enforcement, military, national security, business, higher education, and teaching experience, he has worked as an analyst and an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense, law firms in Boston and Washington, D.C., and as the General Counsel for an international software company based in Seattle, Washington. Along with his teaching at Boston College, Kevin is a Research Affiliate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and he has taught courses at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was also the Deputy General Counsel to the Superintendent. Kevin serves as a Trustee for the Board of Boston College High School, as a Member of the Boston College Law School Business Advisory Council, as a Director of the Board for Reading Cooperative Bank, and as an Advisor for HYCU, Inc. From 2016-2017, he was the Panel Lead for the Collegiate Working Group for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Kevin regularly provides expert strategic counsel and training for organizations regarding cybersecurity, privacy, and varying business concerns.  He also provides expert commentary on such matters for varying local, national, and international media outlets. 

     

  • Chris Shull
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Office of Information Security
    Washington University, St. Louis

    Chris is a transformative information security and privacy leadership consultant with an uncommon ability to make cybersecurity and data privacy understandable.

    He has more than 25 years’ experience delivering, implementing and managing private, public and hybrid cloud-based information technologies. He has led InfoSec and Privacy efforts from both the vendor and company sides using ISO, NIST, CSA CCM and Nymity PAMF frameworks to address needs for SOC 2, HIPAA, SOX, PCI/DSS NY DFS 500, EU GDPR, Canadian PIPEDA and California CPA compliance.

    Chris serves as the fractional CISO and DPO to Salem Memorial Hospital, the Weichert Family of Companies, and Xpand.io. He has consulted to Versum Materials and Taiho Oncology, and led IT at the Natural Resources Defense Council, Misonix, Drexel eLearning, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, GSI Health, the Wharton School, and CareScience.

    He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Professional / United States (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and was designated a Fellow in Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

    Chris earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from the Wharton School.

  • Michael Zanga
    Managing Director, Global Head of Technology, Cyber, Data and Change Risk
    Barclays

    Michael Zanga is a Business Development Executive at IBM. Mr. Zanga had been previously seated on TechR2’s Advisory Board which is a data protection, assessment and eradication firm. He also was on the Board of Alkymi which is a Natural Language and Artificial Intelligence data manipulation firm. Mr. Zanga is very experienced in all facets of technology from working at major international banking institutions including the Royal Bank of Scotland as CIO, Deutsche Bank as CTO and the Union Bank of Switzerland as an Engineer. Early in his career he worked at the Greenwich Connecticut Board of Education as an analyst. He is a CISSP certified in information security and has a Master’s degree from Iona College. He has worked with the Federal Reserve on reviews of practices across banks. Mr. Zanga has focused on cost containment and the continual alignment of technology initiatives with business needs. Mr. Zanga led in a variety of information security initiatives including safeguarding critical, confidential, and sensitive data which provided him with the insight into data security regulations making him a subject matter expert.

    Michael is on the Board of the Stamford Connecticut Public Education Foundation (SPEF). Founded in 1996, the mission of the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) is to deliver educational programs and resources that elevate student, educator, and parent success by bridging the gap between needs in the Stamford Public Schools and resources in our community. The Foundation’s vision is that each and every student in the Stamford Public Schools will graduate high school prepared and inspired to be a productive member of society.

    Michael also worked with the Utah Chamber of Commerce as well as University of Utah and BYU to create in school curriculum that aligned to the Royal Bank of Scotland open roles. Internship programs and Graduate program were created which fostered junior talent at the bank as they created an Operations program in Salt Lake City.

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2022 New York CISO Executive Leadership Agenda

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

 


Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

9:00 - 9:20 AM

 


Welcome and Introduction

 

Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy

 


9:20 - 9:45 AM

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Evolving Role of the CISO - Transforming Cybersecurity Strategies to Successfully Address the Evolving Threat Landscape

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy

Vlad Brodsky, Chief Information Security Officer, SVP of Operations and Infrastructure, OTC Markets Group Inc.

Patrick Ford, CISO, Schneider Electric

Mark Connelly, CISO, Boston Consulting Group

Additional panelists being confirmed.

The global threat landscape has experienced significant changes even over the past few years, requiring fresh strategies, new skill sets, and creative approaches to communicating these risks to the C-suite and the Board along with a fresh mindset that’s needed to tackle these challenges today and tomorrow. Meanwhile, the role of the CISO has changed dramatically in recent years. For instance, many CISOs have been tapped to oversee enterprise risk in their companies – not just cyber risk.

In this executive panel, security leaders and industry executives will share their insights on different ways that the role of the CISO has evolved, why cybersecurity strategies need to be transformed, along with the types of skills needed by modern-day cyber professionals to defend the organization on a go-forward basis.


9:45 - 10:10 AM

 

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: TBD


10:10 - 10:35 AM

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners


10:35 - 11:05 AM

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The CISO in the Spotlight: How Will Upcoming SCC Regulations Impact the Role of the CISO

Moderator: Kevin Powers, Founder & Director, MS in Cybersecrity Policy and Governance Programs, Boston College

Matthew Lagana, Managing Director, CTO & CISO, MBIA Inc.

Additional panelists being confirmed.

The evolving threat landscape is forcing CISOs and information security leaders to re-think their approaches to safeguarding the enterprise. This includes applying new skill sets, new technologies and new ways of thinking to keep a step ahead of cyber-criminals and threat actors. These strategic changes require buy-in from the C-suite, line-of-business leaders and the Board of Directors – including the ability to communicate the rationale for these changes to obtain the support and investments that are needed.

In this Executive Panel discussion, world-class security leaders will share the steps they are taking to lead effectively at the executive level, along with fresh approaches they are taking to safeguard the enterprise in an ever-evolving threat landscape.


11:05 - 11:20

 

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners


11: 20 AM - 11:35 AM

 

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: LIne of Defense and Operational Risk at Financial Services Firms

Michael Zanga, Managing Director - Group Head of Digital, Resiliency and Services Risk, Barclays, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy.


11:35 AM - 12:00 PM

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Mapping Your Leadership Competencies and Branding to Win the Global War for Talent

MODERATOR: Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy

Christopher Radigan, Partner, Technology & Financial Services, JM Search

Additional panelists being confirmed.

As regional economies continue to strengthen, the global shortage for technology talent will continue to become more severe. Savvy technology executives who sharpen their leadership capabilities and take the steps needed to strengthen their personal brands can act as a magnet to retain and attract the talent that’s needed to reimagine and move the business forward.

In this executive panel discussion, top-tier CIOs, technology leaders and search executives share their recommendations for tech executives to strengthen their leadership proficiencies and amplify their personal brands to retain and attract world-class technology talent.


12:00 - 1:00 PM

 

Networking Lunch and HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

SIM NY Update

NPower Update

HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

Previous Winner: Cindy Finkelman, Former CIO, FactSet

Additional Previous Award Winners Include:

Bill Brown, CIO & CISO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO and CTO, BUNGE, LTD.


1:00 - 1:30 PM

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Women in Tech Sparking Change in the Organization 

Moderator:  Cindy Finkelman, Strategic Advisor, Mantissa Group LLC

Panelists being confirmed.

Research shows that women who support other women are more successful. And technology leaders are in a unique place of influence in their organizations, as the work they do touches everyone within the company reach. So how can technology leaders spark change and mass influence the success of women within their organization?

In this discussion, we discuss the biggest challenges for the next generation of women in tech, how to elevate the voices of women in hybrid working environments, and strategies on implementing mentorship and learning and development programs.


1:30 - 1:50 PM

 

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners

1:30 - 1:50 PM

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners


1:50 - 2:00 PM

EXECUTIVE TECH TALK: Shifting from a "Peacetime" to "Wartime" Security Mindset

Snehal Antani, Co-Founder and CEO, Horizon3.ai 

The checkbox mindset may have worked during "peacetime", but the "wartime" CISO mindset is about "training like you fight" and building the muscle memory required to quickly detect and stifle real attacks. The mindset shift is especially important given global events and the forthcoming era of cyber-enabled economic warfare, where we shouldl expect to see synchronized cyber-attacks below the threshold of war, designed to create economic pain and political turmoil. Are you ready? How do you know?


2:00 - 2:25 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Navigating the Escalating Costs and Challenges Associated with Cyber Insurance

Moderator:  Chris Shull, CISO, Washington University in St. Louis

Panelists being confirmed.

Description: Over the past 18 months, cyber insurance costs have skyrocketed. In 2021, cyber insurance premiums jumped a whopping 74 percent according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data, even as insurers such as Lloyd’s have narrowed what they will cover. Meanwhile, cyber insurance costs continue to rise in 2022 as coverages and benefits continue to be pruned. 

In this timely and compelling Executive Panel discussion, global CISOs and top-tier security leaders will share how cyber insurance costs and coverage are changing, how they are communicating these developments to the CEO and the Board, along with recommendations for approaching cyber insurance on a go-forward basis.


2:25 - 2:50 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Innovation Accelerator: An Inside Look at Cool New Tech

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy

Panelists being confirmed.

As CIOs and technology executives look to help move the business forward, they're searching for emerging enterprise technologies that can be applied to drive innovation and help create unique services and customer experiences. In this new and unique session, CEOs and executives from hot new enterprise technology companies will field rapid-fire questions on the challenges their companies help address, how they are differentiated in the market and the value that their products and services are delivering to clients.


2:50 - 3:15 PM

 

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners


3:15 - 3:30 PM

 

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: TBD


3:30 - 4:00  PM

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leading Boldly and Authentically in a Time of Extreme Turbulence and Risk

MODERATOR:  Rocco Grillo, Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation
Alvarez & Marsal

Panelists being confirmed.

The War in Ukraine, The Great Resignation, Global Supply-Chain Challenges and the Risks Associated with Supporting a Hybrid Workforce. These are just a few of the unprecedented disruptions that are impacting members of the senior leadership team and security leaders from a strategic and risk mitigation perspective. This is a critical time for security executives to demonstrate bold and authentic leadership to help inspire employees, guide tactical and strategic planning at the executive level and safeguard the enterprise now and into the future.

In this powerful Executive Panel discussion, world-class CISOs and security leaders will share how they’ve adapted their leadership styles to better safeguard the enterprise and drive successful business outcomes.


4:00 - 4:15 PM

 

Raffle Prizes & Closing Remarks

Presenting Partners

Gold Partners

  • SentinelOne

    SentinelOne delivers autonomous endpoint protection through a single agent that successfully prevents, detects and responds to attacks across all major vectors. Designed for extreme ease of use, the S1 platform saves customers time by applying AI to automatically eliminate threats in real time for both on premise and cloud environments and is the only solution to provide full visibility across networks directly from the endpoint.

    https://www.sentinelone.com/
  • Skybox

    Over 500 of the largest and most security-conscious enterprises in the world rely on Skybox for the insights and assurance required to stay ahead of dynamically changing attack surfaces. At Skybox, we don’t just serve up data and information. We provide the intelligence and context to make informed decisions, taking the guesswork out of securely enabling enterprises at scale and speed. Our unified security posture management platform delivers complete visibility, analytics and automation to quickly map, prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities across your organization. The vendor-agnostic platform intelligently optimizes security policies, actions and change process across all corporate networks and cloud environments. With Skybox, security teams can now focus on the most strategic business initiatives while ensuring enterprises remain protected. We are Skybox. Secure more, limit less.

    https://www.skyboxsecurity.com/
  • Synopsys

    Synopsys builds trust in software by enabling organizations to manage application security, quality, and compliance risks at the speed their business demands. Our market-leading solutions help developers to secure code as fast as they write it; development and DevSecOps teams to automate testing within development pipelines without compromising velocity; and security teams to proactively manage risk and focus remediation efforts on what matters most. With Synopsys, organizations can transform the way they build and deliver software, aligning people, processes, and technology to intelligently address software risks across their portfolio and at all stages of the application lifecycle.

    https://www.synopsys.com/software-integrity
  • LastPass

    • LastPass is an award-winning password manager which helps more than 33 million registered users organize and protect their online lives. For more than 100,000 businesses of all sizes, LastPass provides password and identity management solutions that are convenient, easy to manage, and effortless to use. From enterprise password management and single sign-on to adaptive multi-factor authentication, LastPass for Business gives superior control to IT and frictionless access to users.

    https://www.lastpass.com/
  • Okta

    Okta is the leading independent identity provider. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With more than 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta provides simple and secure access to people and organizations everywhere, giving them the confidence to reach their full potential. More than 10,000 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Siemens, Slack, T-Mobile, Takeda, Teach for America, and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.

    https://www.okta.com/

Marketplace Partners

  • 8x8, Inc.

    8x8 is transforming the future of business communications with XCaaS™ (eXperience Communications as a Service™). 8x8 XCaaS is the only integrated platform for contact center, voice, video meetings, team chat, and CPaaS embeddable APIs. Unlike multi-vendor environments, 8x8 XCaaS provides platform-wide reliability, lowers costs, boosts employee productivity and customer engagement, and delivers intelligence through AI-powered experiences and insights. More than 2.5 million people around the world rely on 8x8 to collaborate quicker, work smarter, and serve customers better with real-time analytics across every interaction. For organizations relying on Microsoft Teams for collaboration, 8x8 offers its 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams direct routing solution and 8x8 Contact Center for Microsoft Teams which is certified by Microsoft. 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams provides advanced telephony and contact center capabilities to further empower Microsoft Teams users. Today, more than 150,000 users rely on 8x8 for advanced communications for Teams. 8x8 is a ten-time Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Worldwide and seven-time Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS).

    https://www.8x8.com/
  • Akamai

    Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multicloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics, and 24/7/365 monitoring.

    https://www.akamai.com
  • BetterCloud

    BetterCloud is the leading SaaS Management Platform (SMP) that enables IT professionals to discover, manage and secure the growing stack of SaaS applications in the digital workplace. With an expanding ecosystem of SaaS integrations, thousands of forward thinking organizations like Zoom, Walmart, and Square now rely on BetterCloud to automate processes and policies across their cloud application portfolio. A pioneer of the SaaSOps movement, BetterCloud has built a community of more than 45K IT professionals who are embracing the new role of SaaSOps within IT organizations. The company launched the first-ever annual SaasOps-focused conference, Altitude, and publishes annually the definitive market research report, State of SaaSOps, on the market and category. BetterCloud is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, CA and Atlanta, GA. The company's total amount raised to date is $187 million. Investors include Warburg Pincus, Accel, Bain Capital Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Greycroft Partners.

    https://www.bettercloud.com/
  • Darktrace

    Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 4,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,500 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.

    https://www.darktrace.com/
  • Fortinet

    Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) makes possible a digital world that we can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices, and data everywhere. This is why the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data center to the cloud to the home office. Ranking #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide, more than 565,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. And the Fortinet NSE Training Institute, an initiative of Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA), provides one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry to make cyber training and new career opportunities available to everyone. Learn more at https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

    https://www.fortinet.com/
  • Nutanix

    Financial Services firms have invested in Nutanix to accelerate their digital transformation and cloud initiatives. Our success in FinServ is attributed to our ability to offer simple cloud services that are operational resilient for business-critical, client-facing, and production workloads. Nutanix is a software based hybrid cloud platform that is: 1) Easy 2) Intelligent 3) Resilient 4) Leverages a subscription model Our Vision: Make clouds invisible, freeing customers to focus on their business outcomes

    https://www.nutanix.com/solutions/financial-services
  • Palo Alto Networks

    Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world's greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the forefront of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.

    www.paloaltonetworks.com
  • RingCentral

    RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™ (MVP™) global platform. More flexible and cost effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral MVP™, a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and cloud phone system; RingCentral Video™,  the company's video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings™; and RingCentral cloud Contact Center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.

    https://www.ringcentral.com/
  • SafeGuard Cyber

    SafeGuard Cyber protects the human connections businesses need to thrive in a digital world. Our award-winning platform utilizes a unique mix of direct API integration, Natural Language Understanding, advanced policy engines, and deep relationships with cloud-based digital platforms to give you unmatched, real-time monitoring and mitigation on over 50 cloud communication channels. With SafeGuard installed your team can use whatever tools they wish to do what they do best: create value and drive growth.

    https://www.safeguardcyber.com/
  • Tonkean

    Tonkean is the OS for Business Operations, empowering operations teams to rapidly improve efficiency with an enterprise-grade, composable automation platform. By allowing ops teams to automate, monitor, and manage mission-critical business processes with no-code, while still maintaining compliance and security, Tonkean enables enterprises to accelerate operational velocity at scale. The Tonkean platform makes automating complex business processes simple and accessible to non-developers, such as business operations teams and process owners, by abstracting the high technical barrier and coding expertise needed to deliver robust, enterprise-grade process solutions via composability. Ops teams compose custom process solutions using building blocks called “enterprise components” or ECs. ECs are modular, interchangeable, and reusable capabilities that perform actions or complete steps in a business process. ECs are fully governed and curated, typically by IT. They can be adopted from vendors or custom built, or they can simply be extensions of existing tools and systems. This allows ops and process experts to rapidly build holistic process solutions that can work with different systems, easily adapt to changing needs, and measure cross-functional KPIs–all with no-code and no change management. Enterprises like Google, EVERSANA, Instacart, Grubhub, Crypto.com, and more rely on Tonkean to optimize and align their operations across functions—including sales, marketing, customer support, legal, finance, and more. With Tonkean, enterprises can expand the pie of who can deliver software to make a world of Makers.

    https://tonkean.com/
  • Upwork

    Upwork is the world’s work marketplace. We serve everyone from one-person startups to over 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential. Our talent community earned over $3.3 billion on Upwork in 2021 across more than 10,000 skills in categories including website & app development, creative & design, customer support, finance & accounting, consulting, and operations. Learn more at upwork.com.

    https://www.upwork.com/
  • Zoom

    Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.

    https://zoom.us
  • Zscaler

    Zscaler, the only zero trust platform that securely connects any user, any device, and any app over any network. Back in the day when your users were all on the network and your applications resided in your physical data center, it made sense to establish a secure perimeter around your network. But those days are over, the perimeter is gone, and network security is all but irrelevant. Instead, you need to put your defenses and controls where the connections occur— the internet — so that every connection is fast and secure, no matter how or where users connect or where their applications reside. By moving applications and infrastructure to the cloud and untethering employees from their desks, you can realize tremendous advantages in productivity, agility, and cost containment. With our 100% cloud built secure platform, Zscaler can help you make the move to the cloud, securely.

    https://www.zscaler.com/

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.

    http://www.egonzehnder.com
  • 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.

    http://www.heidrick.com
  • 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.

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • 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.

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

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.

    http://www.amplifypartners.com
  • 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.

    http://www.glynncapital.com/
  • 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).

    http://www.greylock.com
  • 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.

    http://lsvp.com
  • Menlo Ventures

    Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that strives to have a positive impact on everything we do. That’s why we support businesses including Betterment, Carta, Roku, Poshmark, Uber, and Warby Parker that are reimagining life and work for the better. Over 43 years, we’ve grown a portfolio that includes more than 70 public companies, over 100 mergers and acquisitions, and $5.5 billion under management. We invest at every stage and in every sector, with expertise in Consumer, Enterprise, and Healthcare. From developing market strategies to creating communities, we provide real impact where entrepreneurs need it most. When we’re in, we’re all in.

    https://www.menlovc.com/
  • 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).

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

The CISO Executive Leadership Summit is created for Information Security Leaders who are focused on delivering proactive security strategies to the C-suite and board. 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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