Dallas CISO Inner Circle

February 26, 2019 | III Forks

February 26, 2019
III Forks

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Dallas CISO Inner Circle.

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

Dallas CISO Governing Body

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


Sara Andrews

SVP, Global CISO

Jason Frugé

Chief Information Security Officer

Parrish Gunnels

Fiserv, Inc.
Information Security Officer

Jairo Orea


Duaine Styles

Globe Life


February 26, 2019

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

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Digital Transformation in a Security-Conscious World

Andrew Albrecht headshot

Andrew Albrecht


Michaels Stores, Inc.

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Fernando Blanco



Sonja Hammond headshot

Sonja Hammond


Essilor of America, Inc.

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Royce Holden

AVP - Technology Security and Compliance (CISO)

DFW International Airport

Michael Simmons headshot

Michael Simmons


Southwest Airlines

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James Eppolito

Senior Manager of Security and Risk

Dean Foods Company

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Jason Frugé

Chief Information Security Officer


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Sailaja Kotra-Turner

Director, IT Security and Risk Management

Brinker International

Digital transformation is more than a buzzword. It’s the upswell calling all organizations to adapt in order to be continuously and competitively relevant. CISOs who aren’t in tune with their organization’s digital strategy and landscape place the business, its customers and partners at risk. While rapid changes in technology (cloud, IoT, applied AI) place the business at risk if it fails to embed security and the CISO into its digital planning. Join your peers to uncover ways to design security-first approaches that can scale – rather than sink – your digital journey, from operations and service delivery to product development and innovation.

Secure By Design?

  • Where and how does security currently feature in your organizations’ digital strategy planning (roadmapping, hiring, product development)? Where should it come into the equation?
  • What areas of your organization are being most impacted by digital initiatives?
  • How are you defining digital transformation -- within security; in your organization? Your industry?

Organizing for Digital Transformation

  • Do you employ DevSecOps processes? What’s working and how?
  • Selecting a risk assessment process – how do you decide what fits your digital business needs? What frameworks do you use to evaluate digital opportunities?
  • How are you navigating the impact of legal and regulatory mandates on digital business initiatives?

Investing in a Secure, Digital Future

  • What new opportunities – and security measures – have your cloud transitions opened up?
  • Where are you applying/looking to apply capabilities like AI and machine learning to solve evolving security concerns in future (adaptive authentication, insider threats, advanced attacks)?
  • With whom in the business do you collaborate to explore and maximize new business opportunities (AI, quantum, blockchain)?
  • How can CISOs plan and allocate for anticipated digital needs in 2 years? 5? (talent development, ensuring critical infrastructure in place)?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

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

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour



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Dallas CISO Program Manager

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

Lawrence Figueroa

Senior Program Manager