Boston CISO Virtual Executive Summit

May 19, 2021 | 8:00am - 1:30pm EDT

May 19, 2021 | 8:00am - 1:30pm EDT

Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Boston CISO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives

Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies

Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Kevin Brown

Boston Scientific
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Javed Ikbal

Bright Horizons

Lawrence Jarvis

Iron Mountain Inc
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Holly Ridgeway

Citizens Financial Group
Chief Security Officer

Ravi Thatavarthy

BJ's Wholesale Club

What to Expect

Connect with your CISO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.


Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join intimate, interactive discussions with peers in Boardroom sessions.

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CISO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Boston community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. Be sure to opt in when you register and get matched based on your key priorities.


May 19, 2021

8:00am - 9:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Innovation Spotlight

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Lior Levy

CEO & Co-Founder


Yaniv Bar-Dayan headshot

Yaniv Bar-Dayan

CEO & Founder


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Avi Shua

CEO & Co-Founder at Orca Security

Orca Security

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Michael Cortez

Vice President

YL Ventures

Be among the first to see what’s new and next in the security solutions landscape. Three early-stage providers will get the chance to showcase their innovative solutions to the most pressing cybersecurity challenges.

Join this session to learn and explore

  • Vulcan’s risk analytics and remediation orchestration
  • Cycode’s DevOps Pipeline Security, Governance & Integrity
  • Orca Security’s cloud security risk detection in your cloud environment

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Making The Case for Application Security

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Sohail Iqbal



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Jay Carter



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Adam Glick

VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Rocket Software

Software has never been more business-critical, and cyberattacks at the application layer have never been more frequent. Yet budgets are also getting extra scrutiny in recent months. Join this boardroom to learn how to make the case for application security, from why you need it to what good looks like. You will leave with actionable tips and advice on:

  • Getting buy-in for AppSec
  • Making the case to expand a program
  • Communicating AppSec success to executives & more

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Mitigating New Third Party Risks

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Eric Jacobsen

Executive Director of Information Security

Boston University

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Deb Briggs



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Bruce Forman


UMass Memorial Health Care

Many third-party risks are identified after initial onboarding and due diligence, suggesting traditional methods in risk management policy fail to capture new and evolving risks. As these external partnerships become increasingly complex, the need for a new vendor risk management approach is clear.

Join this conversation to discuss:

  • Establish business-driven methods for ongoing risk management analysis
  • Partner across the C-Suite to establish organizational buy-in
  • Strategies to employ an iterative approach to ongoing relationship management

10:15am - 11:15am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Diversity in Security — Cultivating a Culture of Inclusion

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Lorna Koppel

Director of Information Security/CISO

Tufts University

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Helen Negre

CISO of Americas

Siemens USA

Mukund Ravipaty headshot

Mukund Ravipaty


Commonwealth Financial Network

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Ariel Weintraub


Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co

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Jacob Luna

Principal Technologist


To overcome the cybersecurity talent shortage, CISOs must leverage talent management techniques. A strong program starts with a strong CISO, and a strong CISO needs a diverse network of peers to help them lead the way. How can security leaders work to build an inclusive workforce?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Talent retention strategies and techniques
  • Strategies to improve communication strategies when it comes to diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Ways to drive awareness, foster a sense of belonging, and create lasting change
  • How a diverse team can introduce innovative approaches

10:00am - 10:15am  EDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Next Gen Innovation Offense — Uniting DevSecOps

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Michelle Dufty

Sr. Vice President of Marketing


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Adam Thornton

VP, Technology Risk, Compliance and Regulatory

GE Power

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Steven Keller

AVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Mapfre Insurance

This is NOT your typical security conversation. We won’t be talking about how to play better "perimeter defense" at the end of your software supply chain. Instead, we will be talking about how to play better digital “innovation offense” as next-generation software supply chain attacks become more sinister with bad actors actively injecting malicious code into open source projects that feed the global software supply chain.

 Join us to discuss:

  • The prevalence of software supply chain attacks with real-world examples such as dependency confusion and how to continuously identify and remediate open source risk, without slowing down innovation
  • Ways to integrate security guardrails directly within your DevOps pipeline
  • The importance of uniting developers, security, and operations on the same team

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Metrics that Matter - Confidence and Resilience in Your Security Program

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John Burger

CISO and Vice President of Infrastructure


Tony Faria headshot

Tony Faria

Chief Information Security Officer

FM Global

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Larry Shields

Chief of Information Security Services


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Kevin DeLange

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

IGT Global

CISOs say that what they need most in their security program is confidence that people, processes, and technology are working and effective, and that controls are in place to ensure resiliency in the case of a major event. But how do you measure that, and how do you effectively communicate across your organization’s leadership and the board?

In this discussion, you will learn:

  • Why traditional metrics fall short of communicating security risk and value
  • Which metrics have meaning for both boards and security teams
  • How the right metrics will benefit the business and win investment for security

11:15am - 11:45am  EDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CISO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Boston community. 

11:45am - 12:00pm  EDT Break

12:00pm - 1:30pm  EDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

May 19, 2021

Your Community Partners

Key Partner
Program Partners

Community Program Managers

For inquiries related to this community, please reach out to your dedicated contacts.

Rebecca Buchanan

Program Manager


Tim Bigley

Senior Program Manager – Territory Specialist