CISO Atlanta Summit | April 2, 2019 | 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.

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - CISO Atlanta Summit

8:30 am - 9:15 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

9:15 am - 9:25 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Driving Digital Transformation: Proactive Path vs. Reactive Response

Shakespeare wrote that we should be afraid of greatness as "some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". This is true today as well for CIOs and CISOs. Digital transformation will happen, the only question being will the CIO drive it or will it be thrust upon them. We will discuss how to be a proactive voice in driving your company's digital transformation journey instead of waiting and responding to the voice of others.

Takeaways:

  1. Digital transformation is happening with or without our actions
  2. The most successful CISOs will drive this transformation from a proactive point of view instead of reacting to internal and external voices

Presented by:

Mahesh Harvu, Head of Digital and Information Technologies, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

 
 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

How Augmented Analytics Will Help Your Organization

Augmented Analytics focus on specific areas of augmented intelligence, using machine learning to enhance how data and analytics are presented and shared. As the capabilities of this technology advance rapidly, it is pivotal to understand these advancements, their applications and implications for your workforce. 

Takeaways:  

  • Learn more about Augmented Analytics' role as a key feature of data preparation and management, process management, process mining and data science platforms 
  • How to optimize the decisions and actions of all entire team, not just those of analysts and data scientists 
  • Using Augmented Analytics to automate the process of data preparation, insight generation and insight visualization
  • How these new capabilities may require changes in the composition of your workforce

Presented by:

Jason Bonander, Deputy CIO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention View details

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

From the Front Lines: 5 Best Practices for Application Defense in Depth

Everyone knows applications are the lifeblood of the enterprise, but as the threats multiply and come at an ever-faster rate, protecting those applications becomes a massive challenge. Layer in the issues associated with moving applications to the cloud, using open source code, implementing rapid release cycles, and being forced to use legacy apps when the development team is long gone, and it's easy to see that application security can be a thankless, endless job. 

Layered security, or defense-in-depth, is an admirable goal. The problem is, how do you achieve it? We've been on the front lines for years, finding what works and what doesn't. In the process we have distilled five best practices that will help enterprises of any size tackle the thorny problem of application security in a dynamic world where change is the only constant. 

A combination of defenses at the edge, in the network and inside the applications themselves forms the core of the best practices. Layered on top are two additional practices that make all the difference: full real-time visibility with analytics, to help beleaguered security analysts quickly distinguish real threats from noise and take action based on full context; and a consumption model that allow the enterprise to quickly, easily and cost-effectively move protections to where they will do the most good. The result? Vastly improved application security, effective remediation, and a DevSecOps model that works.

Sponsored by:

Imperva View details

 
 

Greg Wolford, Solutions Architect, Imperva View details

 
 
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

The Solution for Your Legacy System's Security: The Cloud

Over the lifespan of an organization, CIOs/CISOs have developed and implemented technologies that have been key to the organization's success. However, CISOs and their security teams today find themselves stuck ensuring that legacy systems are secure. The solution is cloud-delivered security products that are more agile with the ability to implement new detection methods and services faster than on-site solutions.

While cloud security is an ideal solution, it is important to know that using the cloud is more than moving legacy management servers to the cloud.

Takeaways:

  1. Review the status of legacy system security
  2. What cloud solutions are the best fit for their business
  3. What are the main needs in regards to system's scale, data telemetry, staff growth, machine learning, API-based access, and more

Presented by:

Mark Gelhardt, VP Technology Governance, Elavon View details

 
 
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Digital Transformation Lessons Learned

Our speaker will summarize the learnings from the experience and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CISO/CIOs where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the digital transformation projects ahead of you
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one-day CISO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers


Presented by:

Bhanu Vallabhaneni, Director Strategy & Security Architecture Leader, Corteva View details

 
 
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

You Don't Have to Get Infected Prevention IS Possible!

More than 100K new malware programs are created every day! These zero-day exploits are the biggest threats facing organizations today. Learn how the speaker discovered that prevention is possible after he was the victim of a successful zero-day ransomware attack and how he guided his company to develop a cybersecurity competency รข?" including market research, findings and lessons learned. 

Takeaways:

  • Understand the danger of unknown files 
  • Learn how prevention is possible 
  • Share lessons learned from market evaluation and findings

Sponsored by:

Infodat View details

 
 

John Bernard, Executive Vice President for Sales and Strategy, Infodat View details

 
 
 

12:40 pm - 1:50 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CXO

A CXO's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years as most CXO's supervise teams and units beyond their IT's security. Because of these changes in responsibilities, a CXO's success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, the role of a CXO has become both more attractive and more demanding.

Takeaways:

  1. What are the significant changes regarding the role of the CXO
  2. How to keep up with the changing requirements
  3. How to properly measure a CXO's success

Panelists:

Tom Hall, SVP CIO, Genuine Parts Company View details

 
 

Jason Sharples, CTO, Global Payments View details

 
 

Michael Owens, Business Information Security Officer, Equifax

 
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Accessing the Asia Pacific Marketplace

Asia is the most diverse continent on the planet where each country and culture differ greatly from the next. It is one of the most sought after consumer and B2B markets for global business. Countries like Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Korea present a huge opportunity for businesses across industries due to their continuing urbanization and economic growth. Whether you run a large corporation with vast resources or a small company looking to create a footprint, understanding the business landscape is crucial to your success. 

We will discuss 3 Success Factors: 

  • Navigating the business landscape 
  • Aligning Business and IT strategies 
  • Quintessential Partner/Advisor

Sponsored by:

Singtel View details

 
 

Tom Dagenhard, Global Account Manager, Singtel View details

 
 

Todd Forst, Global Account Manager, Singtel View details

 
 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

All Eyes on You

Security breaches are the most intimidating threats for CISOs and security executives. Because of that, upper level management, shareholders and even consumers are focusing now more than ever on the security department. With that, CISOs need to see this as an opportunity to work closely with business stakeholders to incorporate cybersecurity strategy with their organization's business initiatives. This is an ideal opportunity to address skill shortages and increase professional development of the internal security workforce.

Takeaways:

  1. How the CISO's role has changed
  2. The latest security threats and how they can positively impact your team
  3. How to measures your teams shortcomings and areas for improvement

Presented by:

Walt Carter, Chief Information Officer, Homestar Financial Corporation View details

 
 
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Working in Smart Spaces

A smart space is an environment in which users and technology-enabled systems interact in increasingly open, connected, coordinated and intelligent ecosystems. The goal of a smart space is to come together and create a more immersive, collaborative and automated experience for a target set of people and industries. 

Takeaways:  

  • Discuss the latest innovations of smart space in regards to smart cities, digital workplaces, smart homes and more 
  • The future of smart spaces as technology continues to be a more essential part of our daily lives 
  • Elements of smarts spaces that are important to be aware of
 

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Geopolitical Landscape's Effects on Organizations

The recent U.S. government bans against Russian-based security products and Chinese smartphones are the latest results of suspicion and distrust of competing world powers. Organizations working with government entities must be aware of the geopolitical stipulations regarding their business relationships. Even with the geopolitical landscape, the buying decisions of security products are still based on trust in the supplier. It is important for CISOs and security leaders to incorporate geopolitical risk in all business-critical software, hardware and services purchasing decisions - even if that means considering local alternatives.

Takeaways:

  1. Review the geopolitical landscape and how it has effected industries and organizations
  2. What to be aware of with your buying decisions
  3. What to anticipate and prepare for in the coming years

Presented by:

Daniel Robbins, VP of Information Security, State Bank and Trust Company View details

 
 
 

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Machine Learning Is Here to Help, Not Replace

Over the next few years, machine learning (ML) will be a regular security practice and will offset skills and staffing shortfalls. Today though, ML is better at addressing smaller, more specific problems. Technology leaders have to understand that humans and machines complement each other and work better together than alone, as ML can assist humans in addressing uncertainty by presenting relevant information. 

Takeaways:  

  1. Discuss the ways machine learning can assist teams and organizations 
  2. How to make the right machine learning choices for your organization 
  3. The future of machine learning

Presented by:

Srinivas Yamujala, Staff VP, Enterprise Data Center Technology Services, Anthem

 
 

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Becoming More Decentralized

Today, increased centralization has put the power and trust into the hands of the few big players. This, of course, raises many security concerns. The risk of disruptions and undesirable outcomes increases as centralization opens the door to exclusive possession or control of commodities and services. As a result, technologies like Blockchain implemented to create decentralized alternatives as they move computing resources away from centralized servers. 

Takeaways:

  1. Evaluating the risks of centralization on availability, confidentiality and resiliency
  2. Exploring decentralized technologies like Blockchain and edge computing that offer visibility as well as enhanced security for your organization
  3. Understand the fact or fictionalization of developing AI strategies and the cause for concern for decentralized AI models

Presented by:

Todd Watson, Information Security Officer, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia View details

 
 
 

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CISOs where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the digital transformation projects ahead of you
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one-day CISO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers
 

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour