Florida CISO Executive Summit

December 7, 2023 | Loews Miami Beach Hotel

December 7, 2023
Loews Miami Beach Hotel


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:

Aligning technology with the entire organization to improve business outcomes

Creating a culture of innovation to improve processes and efficiencies

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

Florida CISO Governing Body

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


Shawn Bowen

World Fuel Services
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Gary Eppinger

CSX Corporation
Vice President of Technology and CISO

Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Whirlpool Corporation
Global CISO

Gram Ludlow

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Marcos Marrero

H.I.G. Capital
Chief Information Security Officer

Eduardo Ortiz-Romeu

Techtronic Industries North America, Inc.
Global Head of Cybersecurity

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.


Breakout Session

Achieving Organizational Transformation with Emerging Technologies

As CIOs look for ways to bolster productivity and efficiencies across the enterprise, they are more and more reliant on emerging technologies, such as the enterprise browser. According to recent Gartner research, "Enterprise browsers will evolve to become the core platform for almost all of the day-to-day enterprise productivity and security software used by the workforce."

Join this presentation to understand how CIOs can leverage emerging applications to transform the enterprise. In this session, we will share:

  • Creating an employee experience centered on productivity and flexibility
  • Reimagining how IT leaders can enable users while creating unique business value
  • Benefits and possibilities for critical application protection

Executive Boardroom Sessions

Aligning With the Business — IT’s Game Plan

Getting total buy-in from leadership isn’t easy but can accelerate your initiatives and increase success and adoption. If you can learn to communicate with your board by leveraging data to tell a compelling story, IT’s effectiveness will be recognized — inspiring trust and future buy-in across the enterprise.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Best practices for communicating with your board
  • Using data to tell IT’s story
  • Building relationships with stakeholders

Bolstering Your Third-Party Defense Strategy

Staying ahead of the next third-party event requires a lot; tools, team buy-in and, most importantly, planning. A good third-party defense plan can do a lot more than protect you from data breaches and overlooked vulnerabilities. When done right, your plan can increase efficiency and move you one step closer to improved metrics and KPIs.

Join your C-suite peers to:

  • Discuss the future of third-party defense
  • Learn what some are doing to stay ahead of the next threat landscape shift
  • Chart your third-party defense plan despite potential resource and talent challenges

Keynote Session

Balancing the Risk Versus Reward of AI

The hype around generative AI has been focused on opportunities and concerns. Technology executives are now looking to take the conversation a step further to discuss specific use cases and how organizations are using AI as a driver of innovation. With the ease of access, companies are hurrying to implement policies and are working cross-functionally with peers to figure out how AI can address business needs.

During this keynote, speakers will discuss:

  • Practical AI use cases
  • Strategies for creating governance and policies around AI
  • How AI is affecting IT and security talent


We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.


Venue & Accommodation

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-888-879-0462. Please mention EFS123 to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $599 USD (plus tax) is November 5, 2023.

Your Community Partners

Global Thought Leaders
Key Partners

Community Program Manager

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

Kaila Overton

Community Program Manager

(713) 206-3323