Florida CISO Executive Summit

November 2, 2021 | Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

November 2, 2021
Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Florida'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:

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

Florida CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Shawn Bowen

World Fuel Services
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Otto Contreras

City of Miami, FL
Deputy CIO

Gary Eppinger

CSX Corporation
Vice President of Technology and CISO

Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Lennar
Chief Security Officer

Kevin Grayling

Florida Crystals Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Gram Ludlow

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
SVP, Global Information Security

Marcos Marrero

H.I.G. Capital
Chief Information Security Officer

Dave Pearson

Sykes Enterprises
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Luis Suarez

H.I.G. Capital
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Christine Vanderpool

Florida Crystals Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information 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 Florida 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 1, 2021

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

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

November 2, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Driving an Agenda that Enables and Transforms Your Business

More details coming soon!

9:00am - 9:30am  Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

SASE and Zero Trust — Shifting From Implicit to Adaptive

Some of today’s most common security challenges arise from the transition from one data center to many centers of data, the presence of sensitive data across multiple cloud services, and users working from anywhere on any device. Addressing these challenges requires enhanced visibility and context, and the most effective way for technology leaders to adapt is by shifting to a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture while focusing on core Zero Trust principles to enable Continuous Adaptive Trust.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • Why implicit trust is the root of most security problems
  • How Zero Trust principles make an excellent starting point for a new paradigm
  • Best practices for implementing SASE to achieve continuous adaptive trust

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Taking Control in the Cloud

Maintaining a robust security posture has become a business-critical requirement at a time when the security threat landscape is more challenging than ever. Today’s highly distributed cloud-native applications with workloads running on complex hybrid/multi-cloud infrastructures present extensive and vulnerable attack surfaces to malicious actors, who are getting more sophisticated all the time.  Now is the time to re-evaluate your cloud security strategy before it’s too late.

Join your peers for a discussion around:

  • Optimizing the cost of the cloud and automating cloud security posture at scale
  • Improving security, compliance and governance in cloud architectures
  • Leveraging the resources and controls you already have

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Bolster Your Incident Response Plan

Travis Jones headshot

Travis Jones

Special Agent

Federal Bureau of Investigation

In today’s evolving risk environment, you can’t always predict where and when cybercriminals will strike, but you can control how you and your company will respond. Crafting a robust incident response plan allows your organization to ramp up resources and teams needed to quickly resolve issues without any frenzy or panicked decision-making. 

 Join Special Agent Travis Jones for this interactive discussion on:

  • Strategies to defend against the ever-changing threat landscape
  • Best practices for creating a well-rounded response plan that includes internal and external partners
  • Using cyber drills and other methods to strengthen your crisis management plan and instill cybersecurity awareness across the enterprise 

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

11:30am - 11:40am  Break

November 2, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 1:05pm  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.

1:05pm - 1:35pm  Lunch Service

1:35pm - 1:40pm  Lunch Comments

1:40pm - 2:10pm  Keynote

Talent Strategy — Tying Together Loose Threads of Capability

 More details coming soon!

November 2, 2021 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:40pm  Networking Break

2:40pm - 3:25pm  Executive Boardroom

Mitigating the Human Risk

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Andrew Cannata

Global Chief Information Security Officer

Primo Water Corporation

The human element remains a huge challenge in a cohesive information security strategy, as they pose as potential risk as either an accidental or malicious insider. 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, especially in a remote working world.

In this session, you will discuss:

  • How to inform security awareness training needs and objectives
  • Training techniques and solutions that work at scale
  • Measuring success and holding users accountable

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

3:25pm - 3:55pm  Networking Break

3:55pm - 4:40pm  Breakout Session

C-Suite Office Hours

Have you ever wished you could pop into your CIO or CISO’s mind to understand how they approach important topics and decisions? Now is your chance to anonymously pose (and upvote) questions to a CIO and CISO who will pull back the curtain on their thought process and share candid context for why and how they make certain choices.

The questions in this session will be decided by the audience and will touch on themes such as:

  • Building relationships across the C-Suite, with stakeholders and within the enterprise
  • Pursuing innovation while keeping the lights on
  • What’s next for the role of CIO and CISO?

3:55pm - 4:40pm  Executive Boardroom

Securing the Sprawling Endpoint

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Rich Latayan

Chief Information Security Officer

AAA National

As enterprises increasingly make access to data more fluid and move assets to the cloud endpoint protection has become vital. These shifting perimeters lack clear definition and require new layers of security through endpoint protection.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Tactics for monitoring a sprawling attack surface of connective devices
  • Strategies to identify your most vulnerable endpoints
  • How deep learning can offer a multi-layer approach to endpoint security

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

4:40pm - 5:10pm  Networking Break

5:10pm - 5:15pm  Closing Comments

5:15pm - 5:45pm  Keynote

Leadership in a Dispersed Global Enterprise

Glen Armes headshot

Glen Armes

Chief Information Security Officer

Old Republic International Corporation

Large complex organizations are difficult to steer even in the best of times, as they often consist of disparate communities with varying missions, competing siloes and entrenched cultures and beliefs. Our current times, characterized by not only a health crisis but also unprecedented technological change, dynamic complexity, ambiguity, paradox, and constant disruption, demands a different type of leadership. One that fosters agility, adaptability and resilience in even the most complex, traditional and largest of organizations.

Join this session to explore:

  • Overcoming traditional roadblocks such as company culture and organizational silos to boost adoption of new frameworks and standards
  • Creating and managing a system of enterprise governance to make measurable transformation progress
  • Identifying opportunities and fostering innovation at scale in a widely dispersed organization

5:45pm - 6:15pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

November 1, 2021

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

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

November 2, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Driving an Agenda that Enables and Transforms Your Business

More details coming soon!

9:00am - 9:30am  Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

SASE and Zero Trust — Shifting From Implicit to Adaptive

Some of today’s most common security challenges arise from the transition from one data center to many centers of data, the presence of sensitive data across multiple cloud services, and users working from anywhere on any device. Addressing these challenges requires enhanced visibility and context, and the most effective way for technology leaders to adapt is by shifting to a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture while focusing on core Zero Trust principles to enable Continuous Adaptive Trust.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • Why implicit trust is the root of most security problems
  • How Zero Trust principles make an excellent starting point for a new paradigm
  • Best practices for implementing SASE to achieve continuous adaptive trust

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Application-First Architecture for the Digital Core

With the rapid pace of change set to continue through the second half of 2021, CIOs are asking if they can achieve organizational goals with their current digital transformation projects.  CIOs need to enable an intelligent core to be digitally agile with a hybrid cloud strategy, yet ongoing operational complexity and security implications can slow the full impact of an application-first strategy.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Designing a cloud strategy to enable resilience and innovation across the enterprise
  • Modernizing applications to deliver a more simplified application-first infrastructure
  • Utilizing emerging technology to re-imagine a secure infrastructure that breaks down organizational silos

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Taking Data Governance to Data Enablement

The diversity and pace of business demand for data and analytics far exceeds the ability to meet it through existing governance capabilities. Initiatives must be connected to business strategy and organizational workflow in order to be successful.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Components of an effective data governance program
  • Successful governance business cases that influence key stakeholders
  • How to establish an end-to-end data governance strategy to meet evolving global standards

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

11:30am - 11:40am  Break

November 2, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 1:05pm  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.

1:05pm - 1:35pm  Lunch Service

1:35pm - 1:40pm  Lunch Comments

1:40pm - 2:10pm  Keynote

Talent Strategy — Tying Together Loose Threads of Capability

 More details coming soon!

November 2, 2021 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:40pm  Networking Break

2:40pm - 3:25pm  Executive Boardroom

RPA – Automation’s Golden Age

Toss out the manual on redundancies in the business process; RPA is automating its way to greater efficiencies and a brighter bottom line. This peer-to-peer discussion is a mix of RPA advocates, early adopters and outside observers — joining forces to learn from each other and explore:

  • How peers have deployed RPA— what has worked and what needs work
  • How to measure the return on investment for automated processes
  • How to overcome human barriers — such as employee engagement ­and leadership buy-in — to realize the full potential of RPA

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

3:25pm - 3:55pm  Networking Break

3:55pm - 4:40pm  Breakout Session

C-Suite Office Hours

Have you ever wished you could pop into your CIO or CISO’s mind to understand how they approach important topics and decisions? Now is your chance to anonymously pose (and upvote) questions to a CIO and CISO who will pull back the curtain on their thought process and share candid context for why and how they make certain choices.

The questions in this session will be decided by the audience and will touch on themes such as:

  • Building relationships across the C-Suite, with stakeholders and within the enterprise
  • Pursuing innovation while keeping the lights on
  • What’s next for the role of CIO and CISO?

4:40pm - 5:10pm  Networking Break

5:10pm - 5:15pm  Closing Comments

5:15pm - 5:45pm  Keynote

Leadership in a Dispersed Global Enterprise

Glen Armes headshot

Glen Armes

Chief Information Security Officer

Old Republic International Corporation

Large complex organizations are difficult to steer even in the best of times, as they often consist of disparate communities with varying missions, competing siloes and entrenched cultures and beliefs. Our current times, characterized by not only a health crisis but also unprecedented technological change, dynamic complexity, ambiguity, paradox, and constant disruption, demands a different type of leadership. One that fosters agility, adaptability and resilience in even the most complex, traditional and largest of organizations.

Join this session to explore:

  • Overcoming traditional roadblocks such as company culture and organizational silos to boost adoption of new frameworks and standards
  • Creating and managing a system of enterprise governance to make measurable transformation progress
  • Identifying opportunities and fostering innovation at scale in a widely dispersed organization

5:45pm - 6:15pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

REGISTER

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 see below (under ‘more information’) for our current approach and planned onsite safety measures.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

Your Community Partners


CIO Thought Leaders

Florida CISO Program Manager


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

Kaila Overton

Program Manager

kaila.overton@evanta.com