Atlanta CISO Inner Circle

September 5, 2024 | Buckhead Club

September 5, 2024
Buckhead Club


Collaborate with your peers

Join Atlanta's top CISOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

A New Era of Data Governance

The Risk vs. Value Balancing Act

Atlanta CISO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the discussion topics and agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Derek Benz

The Coca-Cola Company
Chief Information Security Officer

Tim Callahan

SVP, Global CISO

John Dickson

Colonial Pipeline
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Meredith Harper

Synchrony Financial
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Bob Varnadoe

Global CISO

Stacy Hughes



September 5, 2024

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Modern CISO, Modern Data Security Strategy

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John Engates

Field CTO


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Keith Weller


International Market Centers

In today's sophisticated threat landscape, data is both a valuable asset and a potential liability to the business. Rapid advancements and adoption of new technologies, increases in data complexity, and expanding regulatory oversight all pose significant challenges for security leaders. However, as the landscape evolves, so does the opportunity for CISOs to securely enable the business.

The spotlight is now on CISOs to vigilantly measure and communicate the risks and value associated with data, implement appropriate DLP measures, and establish data security as a shared business responsibility.  

A New Era of Data Governance

  • How have advancements and adoption of Generative AI and ML tools impacted your data governance strategies?
  • How do you leverage data security and governance as a business differentiator and value-driver?
  • What are proven strategies for implementing DLP measures to mitigate risk and ensure regulatory compliance?             

The Risk vs. Value Balancing Act

  • What factors do you consider when balancing the risk and value of data within an organization?
  • How do you demonstrate data security as a business priority, not just a technology priority within your organization?
  • Limited cross-functional collaboration is a common barrier to realizing value from data. What strategies can CISOs employ to foster a security-centric culture within their organizations?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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