Chicago CISO Inner Circle

November 2, 2021 | Mid America Club

November 2, 2021
Mid America Club

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Collaborate with your peers

Join Chicago'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:

Strategies for a risk-aligned, resilient organization

Developing and investing in the security workforce of tomorrow

Creating business value and supporting agile business operations

Chicago CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Waqas Akkawi

SIRVA Worldwide
VP, CISO

Sarah Buerger

Coyote Logistics
Director, IT Security

Jim Cameli

Walgreens Boots Alliance
VP & Global Chief Information Security Officer

Erik Hart

Cushman & Wakefield
CISO

Ricardo Lafosse

Kraft Heinz
CISO

JJ Markee

Baxter
Chief Information Security Officer

Arlan McMillan

Kirkland & Ellis
Chief Security Officer

Paolo Vallotti

Tate & Lyle
CISO & VP of Operations

Mike Zachman

Zebra
CSO

Agenda


November 2, 2021

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Manage Risk — Build Resiliency

Greg Bee headshot

Greg Bee

CISO

Pekin Insurance


In today's shifting and complex risk landscape, and the need for faster strategic decision making, CISOs are supporting evolving information risk decisions more than ever while facing increased visibility from regulators, executive teams, and boards of directors. To enable risk decisions and deliver value while protecting the business from security threats and data breaches, security leaders must develop processes, build relationships, and strengthen risk culture to continue to embed risk management into the organization.


In this interactive conversation among peers, CISOs will discuss their role in proactively balancing organizational risk.


Topic 1: Enabling risk decisions to prompt business agility

  • How are you setting the risk management strategy and enabling risk decisions in your organization?

  • What areas of risk do you own in your role, and what would you change or enhance in the future?

  • What metrics do you use that effectively quantify and describe risk within, and outside of, security?


Topic 2: Fostering a risk-ownership mindset

  • What communication strategies around risk have been most persuasive as you discuss information security with other business units?

  • How do you feel the conversation around information risk is evolving, and what does that mean for the sorts of skills you will need in your teams going forward?

  • How would you describe the perspective of your board of directors when it comes to risk appetite? Is this constructive for your goals?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour

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Returning to in-person conferences


We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines in addition to taking all practical steps on-site.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures will be subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.

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What you can expect onsite

Evanta, with support and agreement from the host venue, is following the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). People who are in a public environment, who are fully vaccinated*, no longer need to wear a mask. Those who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear face masks indoors and in some outdoor settings.

We encourage you to stay home if you are not feeling well or believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, regardless of your vaccination status. If an attendee does not feel well on-site, we will work with the venue to coordinate additional health and safety support.

Evanta will also implement the following measures at the conference:

  • Increased cleaning and sanitizing of the event space
  • Decreased capacity and minimized congestion where possible across the venue, including more space in aisleways
  • Touchless or reduced contact interactions throughout the program

*For the purposes of this guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine.

Learn more about our onsite health and safety measures.

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Chicago CISO Program Manager


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

Tom Ward

Senior Program Manager

971-271-6883

tom.ward@evanta.com