IN-PERSON

Boston CISO Inner Circle

March 5, 2024 | Smith & Wollensky

March 5, 2024
Smith & Wollensky

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Join Boston'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:

Preparing For Cost Optimization In An Uncertain Future

Demonstrating Your Worth — Having A Clear Communication Strategy Across The Business

Boston 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

Kevin Brown

SAIC
SVP, CISO

Julie Fitton

Analog Devices
CISO

Javed Ikbal

Bright Horizons
VP/CISO

Tony Parrillo

Schneider Electric North America
VP, Enterprise IT Global Head of Security

Bobby Rao

Fresenius Medical Care
Global CISO

Holly Ridgeway

Citizens Financial Group
Chief Security Officer

Ravi Thatavarthy

Rite Aid
Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Woodson

Sonesta
Director of Information Security and Privacy

Agenda


March 5, 2024

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Turning Economic Headwinds into Opportunities

Robert Sherman headshot

Robert Sherman

Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President, Information Technology

American Tower Corp

Robert Sullivan headshot

Robert Sullivan

CISO, VP Technology Shared Services

Agero

Gernette Wright headshot

Gernette Wright

IT Security Officer

Schneider Electric North America

Alex Cunningham headshot

Alex Cunningham

CISO

Advisor360

In the ever-evolving global economy, CISOs face even harsher challenges when defending cybersecurity budgets. Uncertainty persists as enterprises face global economic headwinds, new regulations, increasing technology spending, and an ever-increasing threat landscape. By connecting cybersecurity expenses to business outcomes and demonstrating the value of change spend, they can optimize technology investment and effectively communicate the value offered to retain key budgets.

CISOs must rise to the occasion and prepare for possible cost-optimization requests. By honing their communication and storytelling skills, they can effectively navigate the C-suite and win over stakeholders as security advocates, ultimately securing the budgets they need to defend against the ever-increasing threat landscape.

Preparing For Cost Optimization In An Uncertain Future

  • How can we educate executive leadership on how cybersecurity supports and defends tangible business outcomes, such as revenue generation, cost savings, strategic initiatives, and brand protection?
  • How can we formalize cybersecurity’s strategic planning to provide greater transparency to leadership on how resourcing decisions are made?
  • What steps can we take to optimize our technology spend and maneuver the ever-increasing vendor market?

Demonstrating Your Worth — Having A Clear Communication Strategy Across The Business

  • How can you connect cybersecurity spending to business outcomes and communicate the value of change spending to stakeholders?
  • What storytelling techniques have been successful in bringing key stakeholders on board with cybersecurity spending?
  • How can you effectively communicate the need for secure adoption of new technology to key stakeholders?

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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Location


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Parking Garage - Atlanta Warf

280 Congress Street

Boston, MA 02210

(617) 603-7195


Daily Rates:

Over 2 hours - $42

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Spencer Bisgaard

Senior Community Program Manager

541-912-0183

spencer.bisgaard@evanta.com