Global CISO Virtual Executive Summit - Day 1

October 5, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm PDT

October 5, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm PDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with other Global CISOs who lead large, multinational organizations at this exclusive virtual summit. Engage in candid discussions, dive deep into critical issues and validate strategies with other enterprise heads of IT and security on the challenges unique to complex, multinational operations.

The Global CISO Executive Summit features topics and speakers determined by your industry peers, ensuring the agenda delivers the most timely and relevant information in a true, peer-to-peer environment.

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


Derek Benz

Coca-Cola Company
Chief Information Security Officer

Tim Callahan

Global Chief Security Officer

Darren Challey

Chief Information Security Officer (Amazon Fulfillment & Operations)

Dan Chisum

Mgr., IT Security, Strategy & Planning

Kirsten Davies

Estee Lauder
Senior VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Chief Security Officer

Marcos Marrero

H.I.G. Capital
Chief Information Security Officer

Tim McKnight

Executive VP & Chief Security Officer

Nasrin Rezai

GE Power
EVP, Global Chief Information Security and Product Security Officer

Alden Sutherland

VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Marc Varner

YUM! Brands
Corporate VP & Global Chief Information Security Officer


Rich Agostino

SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Colin Anderson

Levi Strauss & Co.
Global Chief Information Security Officer

Sara Andrews

PepsiCo Inc
SVP, Global CISO

Ken Athanasiou

Chief Information Security Officer

Martin Bally

American Axle Manufacturing

Robert Booker

UnitedHealth Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Shawn Bowen

Restaurant Brands International

Eric Brohm

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Kevin Brown

Boston Scientific
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Catharina Budiharto

Baker Hughes
Sr. Director, Cybersecurity Architect & Data Protection

Marcos Christodonte II

Global Chief Information Security Officer

Patricia Collins Weedon

SVP and Global Chief Information Security Officer

Mike Coogan

Waste Management
Senior Director, Cybersecurity

Jonathan Coombes

Marathon Petroleum
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Bernie Cowens

Vice President and Chief Security Officer

Sheldon Cuffie

American Family Insurance
Vice President & Enterprise Chief Information Security Officer

Lara Divi


Joe Ellis

Ryder System
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Gary Eppinger

Carnival Cruise Lines
Global Chief Information Security Officer & Privacy Officer

Dave Estlick

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chief Information Security Officer

Adam Fletcher

Blackstone Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Nicole Ford

VP and Chief Information Security Officer

John Graham

EBSCO Industries

Zouhair Guelzim

L'Oreal USA

Omar Khawaja

VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Andrew Kirkland

Chief Information Security Officer

John Koester

HD Supply
Senior Director and Chief Information Security Officer

Mark Leary

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Chief Information Security Officer

Taylor Lehmann


Rodrigo Loureiro

Laureate Education

Chris Lugo

Global CISO

John Masserini

Chief Information Security Officer

Chris McFarland

Abercrombie & Fitch
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Kevin Morrison

Chief Information Security Officer

Nick Nedostup

Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Neiers

GM, Info. Risk Strategy & Mgmt. (CISO)

Jim O'Conner


Michael Palmer

Chief Information Security Officer

Christo Prins

Manager, Regional Security

Timothy Ramsay

World Fuel Services
CISO and Vice President, Information Security

Christopher Roche

NextEra Energy
Senior Director of CyberSecurity & Technology Risk (CISO)

Kush Sharma

City of Toronto

Suzie Smibert

Global Director Enterprise Architecture & CISO

Justin Staples

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Vladimir Svidesskis

Director, Head of Security, Compliance & Risk

Rishi Tripathi

National Basketball Association

Mike Warner


Kylie Watson

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Adam Williams

Sentry Insurance

Michael Wilson

Molina Healthcare
SVP and Chief Security Officer

Teresa Zielinski

GE Power
Senior VP, Chief Information Security Officer & Product Security

Scott vonFischer

CISO/Head of Technical Architecture


October 5, 2020

8:00am - 9:00am PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Defending Your Data in a Remote Working World

It’s one of the oldest maxims in cybersecurity – you can’t protect what you can’t see. And with organizations shifting to remote work and the traditional enterprise network going dark in more ways than one, new thinking is required to protect the data that matters to your organization. After all, data doesn’t just leave on its own – a compromised account, malicious insider, or simply negligent user is almost always involved.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to adapt your security architecture to give you visibility in a remote work and cloud-oriented landscape
  • The ways in which remote work and the move to the cloud has changed the nature of threats to data
  • Approaches to better detect and respond to risky user actions with sensitive data

9:00am - 10:00am PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Securing Cloud Transformation

Organizations continue a push for greater agility and efficacy, and almost all paths involve the cloud. CISOs continue to play a crucial role in ensuring cloud assets operate smoothly and securely, and as the pace of transformation accelerates, security leaders must run even faster to keep up.

Join your peers in this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • The latest trends in securing cloud operations

  • Communication strategies for ensuring security is at the forefront of deployments

  • Balancing on-prem and cloud with lessons learned in remote work

9:00am - 10:00am PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Navigating the Organization Through Tomorrow’s Cyberthreats

At a time when customer trust is paramount and private data is precious, a major breach can be catastrophic for any organization. Effective security is an essential part of effective business strategy, yet security leaders face an ever-growing challenge to guide their enterprise through the evolving threat landscape.

Join your peers in this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • Strategies for addressing the emerging threat landscape

  • The role today’s CISO plays in guiding business strategy to mitigate risk

  • Communication strategies for educating users about security – and holding them accountable

10:00am - 11:00am PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Securing the Acceleration of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation has accelerated, and with that, increased importance for embedded security. information security and IT need to be in lockstep to handle the increased digitization, changing work flow and rapid transformation.

Join this keynote to learn:

  • Recent changes to secure digital transformation strategies

  • The future of DevSecOps in a quickly evolving landscape

  • How CISOs can best partner with the business to secure and enable transformation

11:00am - 12:00pm PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Sprawling Endpoint – IAM, BYOD and More

For large swaths of 2020, work would grind to a halt without the ability for employees to remotely access critical systems and information. With business’s survival on the line, many CISOs must set a strategy that securely enables the future of remote work.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • Finding the balance between security controls and a rapid pivot to digital business

  • Effective security awareness training for a remote workforce

  • Common pitfalls in securing large numbers of remote users

11:00am - 12:00pm PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Security Awareness in the Modern Era

For many information security leaders, it’s not technology, but people, that form the weakest link in the organization’s defenses. Even personal social media habits can put a large enterprise at risk, and at a time when more employees are working remote, security awareness training must be top-of-mind more than ever before.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • Effective strategies for security awareness training, including generational differences

  • How to hold users accountable

  • Gaining buy-in to roll out robust training programs across the organization

12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Closing Keynote

Please check back soon for more details.

12:45pm - 1:15pm PDT Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups.

2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

Conducting business virtually makes it more challenging to meet and network with like-minded peers. During this time of disruption and uncertainty, it’s become even more critical to collaborate with peers who are facing the same challenges.

Now, we are bringing you the opportunity to set up 1-to-1 meetings in a private, virtual setting with community peers directly after the Virtual Executive Summit.

  • Peer-to-Peer meetings are 25 minutes in length, giving you the chance for more personal interaction and in-depth conversation with your fellow Global CISO Virtual Executive Summit peers.
  • All conversations are private and will not be recorded
  • Meet up to 3 peers based on your shared interests or priorities

Participant Testimonials

  • ‘If I came just for the peer to peer meetings, my time was well spent. This is truly your USP.’ Stuart Hughes, CDIO at Rolls Royce
  • ’The peer to peer mtgs were maybe the BEST part of this mtg’ Edward Wagoner, Executive Director, Digital, JLL
  • ‘Best idea ever; I had such productive sessions with all three of my peers’ Dd Budiharto Sr. Director of Cybersecurity, Baker Hughes

How to participate

Please contact your Program Manager to participate.


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Global CISO Program Manager

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

Tom Ward