Charlotte CISO Virtual Executive Summit

October 14, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm EDT

October 14, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm EDT


Collaborate with your peers

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

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

The Future of the CIO & CISO

Redefining Personal Data Protection and Privacy

Pursuing New Digitally-Enabled Business Models


Reenie Askew

City of Charlotte, NC

Ken Athanasiou

Chief Information Security Officer

William Curtiss

CISO / Director, Global Cybersecurity

Steve Hagood

Trane Technologies
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Jon Harris

Compass Group USA

Margarita Rivera

Lennar Multifamily Communities
Vice President, Information Security Risk & Compliance

Rob Watkins

Compass Group USA


October 14, 2020

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

Keynote Session by IBM

Keynote details coming soon. 

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

Cultivating a Culture of Security Awareness

Many CISOs would agree that human error remains a huge challenge in a cohesive information security strategy. Employees, vendors and even customers all have a role to play when clicking one malicious link can put the organization at serious risk. The CISO must instill discipline, responsibility and buy-in across a huge swath of users – no easy task.

Join this session to learn:

  • How today’s society informs security awareness training needs and objectives
  • Training techniques that work at scale and resonate with audiences
  • How to measure success and hold users accountable

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

Redefining Personal Data Protection and Privacy

Some organizations lack resources to help them track and govern their data at scale. With large segments of the workforce now remote, data protection is more critical than ever. How can leaders work to combat this problem and ensure the data is properly managed and secured in the era of increasing privacy regulations like GDPR and CCPA?

During this peer conversation, you will uncover:

  • Advances in automated processes that will improve efficiency
  • Strategies to map and govern data
  • How to ensure data compliance in a remote or hybrid workforce

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

Dialing-In Digital Business to Generate Revenue

Results may vary by business or industry, but digital business is booming like never before and CIOs are squarely in the driver’s seat. Digital leaders are dialed into capturing maximum value, utilizing the right data and delivering seamless customer experience.

In this interactive session, you will discuss:

  • New expectations of the digital-first customer
  • The CIO’s role in product development and design in a digital economy
  • A data-centric approach to consumer insight to foster new business opportunities

10:00am - 11:00am EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Keynote Session by Netskope

Keynote details coming soon.

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Reenergizing the CISO

The CISO role is now recognized as a critical business function by most organizations, and the test of the recent pandemic only highlighted that importance amid the rapid pivots to remote work and new digital business models. Yet looking to the future, what must the CISO do to further elevate their roles, augment their skills and energize themselves to lead into a new era?

Join your peers in this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • The arc of evolution for the CISO role, and the skills needed for what’s coming next
  • Enduring leadership lessons learned from the COVID-19 era
  • Strategies to remained engaged, energized and focused during turbulent times

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Achieving an Effective Cloud Strategy

As companies evolve to keep pace with a digital world, successful cloud strategies elude many IT departments. Dealing with high operational costs and a talent shortage are just some of many reasons that cloud solutions are often a bigger undertaking than they first appear.

This session will focus on:

  • Discovering the right road map for your organization
  • Winning the business' trust during transition
  • Avoiding common pitfalls

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Accelerating Digital Business Initiatives

As an IT leader, it is crucial to enable the digital agenda while connecting technology with business value. During this unprecedented time, organizations can leverage digital offerings to alleviate impacts on operations and business performance.

In this virtual boardroom discussion, CIOs will discuss:

  • How to reprioritize digital projects to meet new needs
  • Strategies to communicate value to your board
  • New and existing partnerships to push objectives forward

12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 


Your Community Partners

CIO and CISO Thought Leader
Key Partner

Charlotte CISO Program Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Krista Robbins