CISO Atlanta Summit | Nov. 18, 2021 | Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta - Atlanta, GA, USA

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - CISO Atlanta Summit

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

9:30 am - 9:40 am

Welcome Address

 

9:40 am - 10:05 am

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Thought Leadership

Insights from the C-Suite of AWS Security

"How do I know I'm focused on the right stuff?" - that is the most common question I hear as a Principal in the AWS Office of the CISO. I work on improving AWS' security, from which I gain empathy to advise customers running on AWS. In this session, I will describe how AWS approaches a culture of innovation, how entities can replicate good security behaviors, and how to help to mature your organization. This session will cover protective, detective, and remediative controls, as well as how to embed a culture of innovation and security, at scale.

Sponsored by:

Amazon Web Services View details

 
 

Presented by:

Merritt Baer, Principal, AWS Office of the CISO, Amazon Web Services

 
 

10:10 am - 10:35 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Digital Evolution - Why Mindset Matters If You Want to Transform Your Business

In this session, we will discuss and share best practices on how to establish an organization-wide digital mindset that will create a strong foundation for your digital transformation strategy and ultimately help you to evolve your business beyond its current capabilities by:

  • Maximizing the value of the data you own
  • Creating a culture of technology openness
  • Managing cybersecurity risks effectively 

 Join to learn how to transform your business and accelerate growth faster than ever before.

Presented by:

Jacques Wannenburg, Vice President, Information Technology, Superior Essex

 
 

10:35 am - 10:45 am

Networking Session

AM Break
 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Innovate Faster & Improve Business Responsiveness with Your Digital Transformation

Today's businesses face unprecedented pressures to quickly respond to dynamic market conditions while optimizing costs. Digital transformation programs can accelerate business agility and innovation while creating ?ecosystems' of knowledge. 

Join this session to learn 5 digital transformation best practices that bring together IT and the Business in order to drive rapid innovation and deliver tangible business outcomes.

Sponsored by:

Freshworks View details

 
 

Presented by:

Payal Patel, Sr Mgr for Solution Engineering, Freshworks

 
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Driving Commercial Value Through Data & Analytics

How do you scale up digital and data platforms whilst empowering everyone in the company to drive commercial value through technology? Breno Gentil shares his experiences of being a forward-thinking technology leader in an ever-changing world.

Presented by:

Brian Benn, CIO, Atlanta Housing Authority

 
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Bridge Vulnerability Identification and Remediation to Reduce Your Ransomware Attack Surface Abstract

Join HCL BigFix for a discussion on a solution that will allow you to rapidly mitigate security risks and reduce your ransomeware attack surface. By closing the gap between the vulnerabilities discovered and the patches available to remediate them, the risk aperture is significantly reduced and quickly eliminated.

Sponsored by:

HCL BigFix View details

 
 

Presented by:

Jared Levy, BigFix Technical Advisor Team Lead, HCL BigFix

 
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Securing 2021 and Beyond- Preparing For What Lies Ahead
  • The operational landscape has significantly changed and we need to ensure we are simultaneously efficient and secure 
  • As the threats and risks with rapid digital transformation and remote working continue to evolve, we need to be agile in our security solutions
  • We had to pivot quickly this past year and now it is time to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead

Presented by:

Damian Apone, Director, Global Retail Cybersecurity, Genuine Parts Company

 
 

12:45 pm - 1:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

CDM Tech Advocates

Our community has a strong belief that talent is the main ingredient to help an organization pivot quickly in today's environment, and ultimately ensure a successful digital transformation. According to the 2021 Fortune/Deloitte CEO Survey, 94% of responding executives list DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) as ?a personal strategic priority/goal? with 90% saying their organization aspires to be an industry leader in this space. Join us for a regional spotlight on how business practices and technology can be designed to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society

Sponsored by:

Semperis View details

 
 
 

1:10 pm - 2:15 pm

Closing Remark & Networking Luncheon