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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 27, 2017 – As new and sophisticated cyber threats continue to emerge, savvy executives are increasingly adopting proactive security policies and controls. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) who demonstrate courageous leadership and drive innovation to secure the enterprise will be the focal point of the discussion at the 2017 San Francisco CISO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on March 17, 2017 at the Fairmont San Francisco.

“With so much at stake – including customer trust, reputational risk, and shareholder value – CISOs and other information security executives need to partner with the C-suite and the board of directors to strengthen the organization’s cybersecurity posture,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “HMG Strategy’s new peer-driven CISO Executive Leadership Series is designed to provide information security leaders with the insights and best practices they need from the world’s top security experts and practitioners to tackle the most pressing cyber security challenges facing the enterprise today and into the future.”

The inaugural San Francisco CISO summit will open with a topical discussion between Hunter Muller, Michael Wilson, SVP, CISO, McKesson IT, McKesson Corporation, and Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion, around the current state of cybersecurity and the top concerns and opportunities being faced by information security executives. This will be followed by an enthralling executive panel discussion focused on the need for successful CISOs to embrace a new and dynamic mindset in order to drive innovation while aligning security strategies with organizational goals. The panel, which will be moderated by Mike Kail, Chief Innovation Officer at Cybric, includes Gerald Beuchelt, CSO, Demandware; Curtis Coleman, VP and CISO, Seagate Technology; Bob Lord, CISO, Yahoo!; Israel Martinez, Chairman, Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global; and Matthew Rosenquist, Cybersecurity Strategist, Intel Corporation.

Other stimulating sessions will include an executive panel discussion featuring founders and CEOs of leading cyber companies; a panel of top-notch information security leaders who will explore best practices for leveraging actionable intelligence to mitigate enterprise risk; a discussion by a panel of leading search executives on the performance expectations for today’s CISOs along with recommendations for recruiting, developing, and retaining a first-rate team; highlights of a community give-back program involving Merritt Security Program presented by Mark Egan, Partner at StrataFusion; a set of ten executive roundtable working groups that will examine top-of-mind topics ranging from must-have questions and strategies for the Board of Directors to gamification and employee security awareness; an executive panel of CISOs discussing best practices for positioning themselves among the leadership team; a panel of Silicon Valley venture capitalists who will explore the latest trends and opportunities in security technology; and a concluding executive panel that will probe what the future holds for the CISO role.

Distinguished speakers at the San Francisco CISO Summit will include Sunny Azadeh, VP IT & IS, Guidewire Software; Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro Inc.; James Beeson, CISO, GE Capital; Gerald Beuchelt, CSO, Demandware; Steve Booth, VP & Chief Security Officer, FireEye; Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners; Donald Codling, CISO & CPO, Urban FT; Curtis Coleman, VP & CISO, Seagate Technology; Mignona Cote, CISO Aetna International, CISO PayFlex, Sr. Director/Business Compliance Officer, Global Security, Aetna; Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion; Jason Hengels, Founder, Exposure Security; Todd Holloway, Head of Information Security, Marvell Technology Group Ltd.; John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI; Mike Kail, Chief Innovation Officer, Cybric; Josh Knopp, VP, Information Security Officer, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Bob Lord, CISO, Yahoo!; Israel Martinez, Chairman, Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global; Tim Mather, Chief Security Strategist, PatternEx; Matt Miller, Partner, Sequoia Capital; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Michael Piacente, Managing Director, North America, MitchelLake Group; Matthew Rosenquist, Cybersecurity Strategist, Intel Corporation; Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, ZRG Partners, LLC; Megan Storrar, Global Director – Cyber Threat Management, Incident Response and Investigation, Global Technology Solutions, Cushman & Wakefield; Michael Wilson, SVP, CISO, McKesson IT, McKesson Corporation; and Brian Zaugg, Head of Security, Authentic8, Inc.

The Platinum Partner for the summit is FireEye. Gold Partners include Bitdefender, Datalink, and Gigamon. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greylock Partners, and Sequoia Capital. The Research Partner for the summit series is Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

To visit the San Francisco summit website and register for the event, click here.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world's largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of technology leaders. Our regional CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and online Resource Center deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent. The HMG Strategy global network consists of over 300,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. Additionally, our partnerships with the world's leading search firms provide vital insights into the evolving role of the CIO.

The HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Series offers a completely unique experience for IT executives to gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of IT, and build invaluable relationships with peers and industry experts. The HMG Strategy CISO Executive Leadership Series is designed to provide information security leaders with the insights and best practices they need to tackle the most pressing cyber security challenges facing the enterprise today and going forward.

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