Charlotte CISO Executive Summit

November 17, 2022 | The Westin Charlotte

November 17, 2022
The Westin Charlotte

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Charlotte's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Supporting business agility with risk-based programs

Managing and Analyzing Data to Improve Business Decisions

Building a Culture of Security and Enabling Smart, Secure Decision Making

Charlotte CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Reenie Askew

City of Charlotte, NC
Assistant City Manager & Chief Information Officer

Ken Athanasiou

VF Corp
Chief Information Security Officer

William Curtiss

Hanesbrands
CISO & CTO / Director, Global Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure

Frank DePaola

EnPro Industries
VP, CISO

Steve Hagood

Trane Technologies
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Margarita Rivera

Quarterra Group , A Lennar Company
Vice President, Information Security & Privacy

John Scrimsher

Kontoor Brands
CISO

Patrick Thompson

Albemarle
Chief Information & Digital Transformation Officer

Bonnie Titone

Duke Energy
SVP & CIO

Kimberly Trapani

American Tire Distributors
Chief Digital Security Officer

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

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

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Charlotte CISO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


November 16, 2022

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Private Dinner

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking.

November 17, 2022 - morning

7:45am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

Leader-Level Investment, Team-Level Buy In

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Margarita Rivera

Vice President, Information Security & Privacy

Quarterra Group , A Lennar Company

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Angela Yochem

EVP | Chief Transformation & Digital Officer

Novant Health

It’s no longer enough to manage your team and hope they stick around. Instead, long-term retention calls for a plan. Now, in this era of labor uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to come together and share what’s working.

In this opening panel, we will hear:

  • How leaders are encouraging and engaging their teams to retain their rosters
  • What are leaders doing to recognize and mitigate burnout
  • Accessing the health of your talent lifecycle, from hiring to learning and development to exit interviews

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Passwordless Is Just the Start — Why CISOs Must Rethink the Customer Identity Experience

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Raj Galagali

Vice President, Global Solutions Engineering

Transmit Security

Threat actors constantly target customer passwords, which is why many CISOs view passwordless as a big leap in authentication security. Recent experience reveals how attackers are adapting to passwordless authentication, demonstrating that simply eliminating passwords isn't enough. To close off the threat vectors fraudsters abuse, CISOs and identity professionals must take a comprehensive CIAM approach to protect accounts throughout the lifecycle of the user journey, from first registration to account recovery.

This session explores:

  • The role of passwordless authentication in improving protection and customer experience
  • How attackers are adapting to passwordless authentication
  • Why companies must take a more comprehensive approach to account protection, inclusive of passwordless authentication
  • How to deliver security-first CIAM without compromising the user experience

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

#EpicFail – A Ransomware Choose Your Own Adventure

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Christina Bray

Deputy CISO

Collins Aerospace

Whether it comes from across the globe or down the street, the ever-looming threat of a ransomware attack is always in the back of the IT and security executive’s mind. Get your collaborative and creative juices flowing in this gamified choose your own adventure.

In this interactive session attendees will:

  • Collaborate to identify threat responses
  • Respond to choices and forces out of their control
  • Discuss pitfalls and best practices

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

The Rise of Big Security Data

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Ken Athanasiou

Chief Information Security Officer

VF Corp

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Chris Boehm

Chief Cybersecurity Strategist

SentinelOne

Data is growing exponentially. The challenge is that with the rise of data stored in the cloud and the rise of endpoints and IoT devices, the enterprises looking to improve their security posture by leveraging this abundant wealth of data. However, data without context becomes superfluous and that more data does not equate to better security. Data needs to be contextualized and assembled into actionable results.

Come to this session to discuss:

  • How cyber hackers are exploiting weaknesses posed by legacy SIEM and EDR solutions
  • How rogue devices and shadow IT are leaving your enterprise even more vulnerable
  • How data retention is key to effective threat hunting, but it comes at a cost

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Marsha Wick, marsha.wick@evanta.com, 503-701-1111

10:45am - 11:20am  Networking Break

10:50am - 11:15am  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

November 17, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Cybersecurity Strategy — Getting Ready for the Next Event

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Bob Turner

Field CISO

Fortinet

Your digital transformation journey must be efficient, effective and secure. Where does cybersecurity fit into your post pandemic IT and digital enablement? With the recent shift in IT priorities, your CISO should be a strategic thinker and an ally who promotes security readiness as you shape your company or organization’s success. 

In this session, you will explore:

  • The components of an effective cybersecurity strategy that drive your program and reduce risk
  • Strategies that ensure the major building blocks of your IT transformation are secured
  • Ways to evolve your cybersecurity strategy to align with line of business goals

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

The Future of the Metaverse

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Anthony Foust

Global Chief Information Security Officer

Belron

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John Scrimsher

CISO

Kontoor Brands

 The evolution of the internet transforms how people interact with the world. Now, the metaverse is advancing and maturing as organizations are looking closer at the merger of physical and digital spaces.

Join this session to discuss:

  • What does the future look like for the metaverse?
  • How can that be translated into a true value add and competitive advantage?
  • What emerging technologies will drive the change?

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Operationalizing Trustworthy AI

AI and ML are essential in realizing today’s business goals, however organizations have been slow to scale AI initiatives because they do not trust their outputs. Achieving measurable value in AI and ML requires trust in data, models, and processes. Data leaders have an opportunity to address the roadblocks ahead to ensure their AI and ML initiatives move from pre-production to business adoption.

Join this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • Overcoming AI and ML challenges to scale key initiatives
  • Accelerating the speed of moving proofs of concept to production
  • Embedding trust across every stage of the MLOps/AI lifecycle

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Marsha Wick, marsha.wick@evanta.com, 503-701-1111

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

The Ongoing Fight to Secure Business Email

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Crane Hassold

Director of Threat Intelligence

Abnormal Security

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James Russ

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

Diversey

Despite their efforts, from phishing simulations to security awareness campaigns, CISOs from organizations big and small keep falling short when it comes to stopping Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks. But, if everyone has an email security program, why are the losses associated with BEC still climbing?

Join this session to discuss:

  • What is working, or not working, with existing processes and technology?
  • How do we solve the “human factor” in the equation?
  • Best practices for preventing loss related to a BEC attack?

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Marsha Wick, marsha.wick@evanta.com, 503-701-1111

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Strategic Drivers to Digital Business Acceleration

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Patrick Thompson

Chief Information & Digital Transformation Officer

Albemarle

As IT continues to outpace its past as a cost center, the CIO has become a catalyst for the digital business, and the opportunity to drive value has never been greater. Albemarle has been on a digital transformation journey since 2017. They have approached this in three phases: IT transformation, business transformation, and digital strategy.

Join this session with Patrick Thompson, Chief Information & Digital Transformation Officer, Albemarle to discuss:

  • Setting a solid foundation for technology to thrive
  • How business transformation is forcing CIOs to think differently about security prevention
  • Transforming your workforce to think, operate and deliver as a digital-first enterprise

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Elevating AppSec to a Board-Level Discussion

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Chris Eng

Chief Research Officer

Veracode

As we’ve all learned (sometimes painfully — or worse, publicly), the open source libraries and resources developers use to build applications faster also come with vulnerabilities that can all-too-easily make it into products. Board members have learned these lessons, too, and now want more frequent updates and insight into security initiatives.

Join this boardroom hosted by Veracode to discuss bringing the AppSec conversation into the boardroom. You'll leave with actionable tips and advice on:

  • Understanding board members’ concerns and priorities
  • Presenting information and metrics in a way that board members understand
  • Getting board buy-in on your plans and budget to stay ahead of the threat landscape and innovation curve

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Marsha Wick (marsha.wick@evanta.com) (503-701-1111)

November 17, 2022 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:45pm  Networking Break

2:15pm - 2:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Mitigating Risk in Your Modernization Journey

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Steve Cayea

Chief Enterprise Architect

WSP

In order to achieve sustainable growth, enterprises are moving to the cloud. But with this, comes an increased risk of business, technical, and operational disruption. This session will discuss how enterprises identify, eliminate, and overcome risks while modernizing legacy platforms to the cloud. By implementing an efficient modernization strategy, enterprises can mitigate:

  • Risk of losing business logic during conversion of legacy code written over decades
  • The huge manual effort that turns costly with overruns and inefficiency
  • The shortage of resources and skills to adapt next-gen cloud technologies
  • Risk of not meeting the target SLAs while regulating the price-performance ratio

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Marsha Wick, marsha.wick@evanta.com, 503-701-1111

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Actualizing Governance — Implementing Structure to Thrive

In many cases, data governance was born out of regulatory compliance. But when deployed thoughtfully, the right governance policies can increase efficiency, promote data literacy and ensure clean data, all while mitigating risk.

Join this interactive roundtable discussion as leaders discuss:

  • Aligning the enterprise governance model with your D&A strategy
  • Evaluating governance maturity
  • Establishing teams to define governance and weed out bias

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Marsha Wick, marsha.wick@evanta.com, 503-701-1111

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Closing Keynote with Duke Energy

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Martin Strasburger

CISO

Duke Energy

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Bonnie Titone

SVP & CIO

Duke Energy

 Details coming soon.

4:20pm - 4:50pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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Location


Venue & Accommodation

The Westin Charlotte
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the The Westin Charlotte at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 866-837-4148.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $250 USD (plus tax) is October 25, 2022.

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

Marsha Wick

Program Manager

503-701-1111

marsha.wick@evanta.com