Global CISO Executive Summit

September 16-18, 2024 | Fairmont Grand Del Mar

September 16-18, 2024
Fairmont Grand Del Mar


Collaborate with your global peers

Get together with other CISOs who lead global operations at this exclusive, three-day summit to exchange ideas and validate strategies unique to large, complex organizations. Engage in candid discussions, dive deep into critical issues and validate strategies with other enterprise heads of Security on the challenges unique to large, complex organizations. Executives are assured a level of information exchange and interaction with true, global peers beyond a regional community on discussion topics driven by Global CISOs, for Global CISOs.

Connect with true peers who lead their function globally and have similar opportunities and challenges, gain new perspectives and share experiences unique to the global nature of your role, and participate in discussions and sessions geared specifically toward global Security leaders.

Equipping users with safely-integrated AI tools and practices per the demand of advancing businesses

Leveraging legal, determining "materiality", remaining compliant, and avoiding liability

Sheltering key data from a dynamic, global ecosystem of suppliers, partners, and users

Global CISO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Rich Agostino

SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Sara Andrews

Global CISO

Derek Benz

The Coca-Cola Company
Chief Information Security Officer

Tim Callahan

SVP, Global CISO

Allan Cockriel

VP and CIO for Global Functions and Information Risk Management, Group CISO

Kirsten Davies

Global CISO

Meredith Harper

Synchrony Financial
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Marc Varner

Lowe's Companies
Corporate VP & Global CISO

Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Whirlpool Corporation
VP & Global CISO

Marcos Marrero

H.I.G. Capital

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 Global 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.


September 16, 2024

September 17, 2024

September 18, 2024

7:30am - 2:15pm  Social Experience

Golf at Grand Golf Club

Experience the exhilarating magic of playing San Diego’s only Tom Fazio-designed course, with Los Peñasquitos Canyon as your sublime backdrop. Prepare for a masterpiece of dramatic elevations, diverse bunkering and lush fairways that ends with a stunning par 4 that plays over a stream to a waterfall finish.

8:15am - 2:45pm  Social Experience

Yacht Sailing and Whale Watching

Come set sail on America, the world’s most famous racing yacht. There will be many sights of interest including sea lions, active warships being built and, of course, whale watching.

3:00pm - 6:00pm  Break

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

7:15am - 7:45am  Registration

7:45am - 8:30am  Breakfast Service

8:00am - 8:30am  Networking

Women in Security Coffee

Join this dedicated networking session for women in cybersecurity leadership and their allies to connect and build relationships with like-minded leaders around the globe who are making an impact in their organizations and communities. Come prepared to share ideas, inspire and be inspired, and forge new connections that can help empower each other to achieve your goals and broaden your perspectives.

This session is aimed at, but not limited to, women who are leading the cybersecurity function at their organizations (CISO or equivalent) and those reporting directly to the CISO/equivalent. Priority access will be reserved to these groups.

8:30am - 9:15am  Keynote

The Critical Role of Zero Trust in the AI Age

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Jay Chaudhry

CEO, Chairman & Founder


Today's businesses stand on the brink of a generation-defining change with the widespread adoption of AI. While it offers promise for productivity and proactive defense, cybercriminals are also using it to automate their attacks, hunt for targets, and exploit vulnerabilities. Global organizations must adopt a zero trust approach augmented by defensive AI capabilities to stay a step ahead of attackers.

Join this session to learn:

  • How threat actors are using AI for attack surface discovery, to craft pretexts for advanced social engineering campaigns, and to exfiltrate sensitive data
  • How organizations can achieve better visibility and more holistic risk management by “fighting AI with AI”
  • Why zero trust architecture is critical in an era of rapid change and increasingly sophisticated threat actors

9:15am - 9:35am  Networking Break

9:35am - 10:20am  Breakout Session

Compliance Is Not Your Endgame

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Tim Callahan

SVP, Global CISO


As a response to recent rulings, a feeling of satisfaction just covering your bases is understandable. But "compliance" and "security" are two different things. Only by deliberately working toward greater resilience can CISOs achieve both.

Join Tim Callahan, SVP, Global CISO, Aflac to:

  • Discuss the dangers of prioritizing compliance over security
  • Walk, step-by-step, through a proven route to resilience
  • Access new paths to defensibility and personal insulation

9:35am - 10:20am  Executive Boardroom

Untangling the Global Web of Supply Chain Risk

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Kelly White

Co-Founder & CEO

RiskRecon - A MasterCard Company

In today's interconnected business landscape, the risks associated with third-party relationships extend far beyond immediate partners. Organizations must recognize the potential threats that exist throughout their entire supply chain, even up to the 8th party. CISOs play a critical role in understanding and effectively managing this complex web of connectedness to mitigate enterprise risk.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Gaining holistic view of risk across the whole supply chain
  • Developing effective third-party risk management strategies
  • Implementing best practices for managing and monitoring business partners

9:35am - 10:20am  Executive Boardroom

From Endpoint to the Board — Identifying Global Risk that Matters

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Richard Seiersen

Chief Risk Technology Officer


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Vaughn Hazen



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Shawn Bowen


World Kinect

Prioritizing and eliminating the cyber risks that matter most is the ultimate goal of global security leaders. But how do you validate that your efforts are hitting the mark? It all comes down to well-crafted measurements:  metrics that global CISOs can rely on and are easily understood by all stakeholders across the business.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • Cybersecurity risk assessment essentials and which risks truly carry weight
  • Concrete approaches to determine effectiveness of security capabilities
  • Creating simple "metric cards" to communicate across stakeholders

9:35am - 10:20am  Breakout Session

Unlocking Full Potential – Security Enhancements for The Global Enterprise

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Steve Tchejeyan



While the vast majority of infrastructure has been upgraded and modernized to secure the shift to the cloud, enterprise IT teams are still missing an equally seamless access method to safely deliver those now cloud-native apps and data. While traditional browsers have become the de facto access point for the majority of business critical applications, they lack the deep inspection capabilities and hyper-granular security controls global organizations need. This results in security teams surrounding their browsers with layers of tech to meet those needs.

Join this breakout session to discover:

  • Why traditional cloud security methods undermine your global modernization efforts and end-user experience
  • Embracing technological momentum to adapt to a "more-with-less" security landscape
  • How Global CISOs are using this solution to bolster cloud security

10:20am - 11:00am  Networking Break

10:25am - 10:50am  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.

11:00am - 12:10pm  Innovation Spotlight

Innovation Spotlight - Ten Eleven Ventures

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David Goldschlag



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Raj Mallempati

CEO & Cofounder

Blue Flag Security

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Alistair Paterson

CEO & Co-Founder

Harmonic Security

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Shawn Bowen


World Kinect

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Marcos Marrero


H.I.G. Capital

 Be among the first to see what’s new and next in the security solutions landscape. Three early-stage providers will get the chance to showcase their innovative solutions to the most pressing cybersecurity challenges.

Spotlight Presenters from: 

  • BlueFlag Security
  • Harmonic Security
  • Aembit

12:15pm - 1:15pm  Lunch Service

1:15pm - 1:50pm  Keynote

Executive Strategy for Network and Security Convergence

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Sanjay Beri

CEO & Co-Founder


 All organizations seek opportunities for growth and efficiency as they modernize. Digital transformation, cloud adoption, and the shift toward remote work have fundamentally changed the requirements for security and network architectures. Complex security challenges include the sophistication of cyber threats, the potential for sensitive data exposure through Generative AI, vulnerabilities within trusted SaaS applications, and the pervasive issue of data sprawl and how it challenges privacy and compliance.

The common denominator in these challenges is that traditional defenses are slow and increasingly inadequate. It simply isn’t enough to improve or add onto existing security and network tools; the entire approach to securing and optimizing infrastructure also needs to modernize.

Join Sanjay Beri, CEO & Co-Founder, Netskope as he guides you through:

  • How to strategically select and consolidate technology tools to enhance agility, reduce risk, and maintain cost-effectiveness
  • What an effective security architecture looks like from an executive governance point-of-view
  • How to calculate the business value you can derive from a converged networking and security platform

1:50pm - 2:15pm  Networking Break

2:15pm - 3:00pm  Breakout Session

Navigating New Terrain — Collaborative CISO, Legal Responses to the SEC

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Harry Halikias

Senior Director, Global Information Security

Sony Music Publishing

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Jerome Tomas


Baker McKenzie

Today's mandated notification protocols and shifting regulatory landscapes, along with the looming specter of professional liability, compel CISOs to solidify their alliances with legal advisors. Together, this partnership can create robust materiality assessment frameworks, elevate risk management strategies, and refine communication tactics. The goal is clear - precision in compliance.

This session brings together the insights of an experienced SEC lawyer and a seasoned CISO to:

  • Decode the ramifications of the SEC's regulatory updates for CISOs
  • Offer actionable strategies for navigating the SEC's requirements and broader legal challenges
  • Review reporting practices using a good, better, best approach

2:15pm - 3:00pm  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom hosted by CybSafe

 Session details coming soon! 

2:15pm - 3:00pm  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom hosted by Veracode

 Session details coming soon! 

2:15pm - 3:00pm  Breakout Session

Presenting Session

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Ryan Kalember

Chief Strategy Officer


 Session details coming soon! 

3:00pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:30pm  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.

3:40pm - 4:25pm  Breakout Session

We’re Still Talking About IAM?

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Marc Varner

Corporate VP & Global CISO

Lowe's Companies

 When Marc Varner, CISO at Lowe’s, built-out an IAM program, he wanted to do things differently. With a team of internal developers, Lowe’s set out to build a customized, scalable and secure in-house program that supported enhanced user profiles and made strategic and financial sense with changes that could be deployed on a dime.

Join this session to learn the importance of:

  • Identifying the strategic, financial and risk implications of building a ground-up program
  • Understanding when it’s better to build vs. buy
  • Recognizing the aspects of IAM an in-house program does not fix

3:40pm - 4:25pm  Executive Boardroom

Risk in Focus — From Metrics to Message

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Chris Campbell

SVP, CISO, & Head of Technology


Accurately measuring and communicating risk is no longer optional — it's crucial. CISOs today must manage an evolving threat landscape and shift company culture to prioritize risk mitigation. Making risk a top priority for the organization will require you to optimize metrics, enact strategic risk mitigation and foster effective communication.

Join this boardroom to hear strategies on how to:

  • Develop precise frameworks and KPIs to drive actionable insights and decision-making.
  • Align mitigation techniques with business goals to minimize exposure and reduce CISO liability.
  • Master transparent and impactful communication to secure stakeholder buy-in and shift company culture.

3:40pm - 4:25pm  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom hosted by Veza

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Rich Dandliker

Chief Strategist


 Session details coming soon! 

3:40pm - 4:25pm  Breakout Session

Presenting Session

 Session details coming soon! 

4:25pm - 4:40pm  Networking Break

4:40pm - 5:15pm  Keynote

Life After CISO 2.0

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Nicole Darden Ford



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Meredith Harper

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Synchrony Financial

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Emily Heath

Board Member, CISO Emeritus

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Myrna Soto

Board Member, CISO Emeritus

You've spent a good majority of your career in information security, climbing your way to the top - to the CISO role. You finally made it. But... what's next? What are your career options and how should you prepare for exploring them?

Join this panel of current and former CISOs to learn about:

  • How to set yourself up for success when preparing for the transition after a CISO Role
  • Knowing what your career options are
  • The skills and experience you'll need to bolster your board position marketability

5:15pm - 7:00pm  Break

7:45am - 8:30am  Breakfast Service

8:30am - 9:15am  Keynote

Keynote Hosted by Palo Alto Networks

 Session details coming soon!

9:15am - 9:35am  Networking Break

9:35am - 10:20am  Breakout Session

The Path to Alignment – The CIO and CISO Relationship

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Marcos Marrero


H.I.G. Capital

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Luis Suarez


H.I.G. Capital

Partnership is possible. And, when that partnership is at its best, it can make life a lot easier for information and security executives alike. To pull it off, CIOs and CISOs will need transparency and a jointly-held goal to both avoid risk and meet business goals. 

Demonstrating their collaborative relationship, Luis Suarez and Marcos Marrero will discuss:

  • Strengthening the IT-Security partnership to fuel innovation and accelerate new technology deployments
  • How security became ingrained throughout the entire enterprise
  • Making the relationship work regardless of the reporting structure

9:35am - 10:20am  Executive Boardroom

Guardians of the SaaS Galaxy — Protecting Your Digital Universe

In today's sprawling enterprises, SaaS applications form the backbone of critical operations, yet their interconnected nature exposes your organization to complex cyber threats. It's essential for Global CISOs to understand how to protect these digital assets from breaches that can compromise sensitive data and disrupt business. 

Join this session to explore:

  • How do modern SaaS breaches occur and what are the key vulnerabilities?
  • What responsibilities do various stakeholders hold in maintaining SaaS security?
  • How can zero trust principles be effectively applied to secure SaaS environments?

9:35am - 10:20am  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom hosted by Lacework

 Session details coming soon!

9:35am - 10:20am  Breakout Session

Presenting Session

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Hitesh Sheth


Vectra AI

Session details coming soon!

10:20am - 10:40am  Networking Break

10:40am - 11:50am  Innovation Spotlight

Innovation Spotlight - SYN Ventures

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Luigi Lenguito



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Andy Lunsford



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Keith Palumbo



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Shawn Bowen


World Kinect

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Marcos Marrero


H.I.G. Capital

Be among the first to see what’s new and next in the security solutions landscape. Three early-stage providers will get the chance to showcase their innovative solutions to the most pressing cybersecurity challenges.

You'll hear from: 

  • Auguria
  • BforeAI
  • BreachRx

11:50am - 12:50pm  Lunch Service

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Keynote

Lunch Keynote & Prize Drawing


1:20pm - 1:45pm  Networking Break

1:45pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Data Security and Privacy Challenges in the AI Era

The challenges to protect sensitive data and meet increasingly stringent privacy laws and regulations is a daunting endeavor. The dramatic increase in the use of LLMs and Generative AI has only complicated matters more. Data discovery and classification are not enough, and organizations need an overall sense of data governance as they navigate this complex environment.

Join this session to learn how:

  • Data lineage will play a key role in data governance strategies
  • CISOs can establish a secure, modern governance framework
  • To protect high quality data throughout its lifecycle while reducing risks

1:45pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Addressing The Challenges of Non-Human Identity Security

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Danny Brickman


Oasis Security

 The identity fabric has become non-human. The sprawl of ungoverned privileged service accounts, keys and secrets has opened a new threat vector that is increasingly exploited. What are you doing about it?

Join us in this session to discuss:

  • The role of non-human identities in recent breaches
  • The challenges of securing non-human identities
  • Planning for the future of identity programs to meet both human and non-human requirements

1:45pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom hosted by Securonix


1:45pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom hosted by Contrast Security

 Session details coming soon! 

1:45pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Extending the Identity Security Frontier

With the sensitivity of privileged accounts, unpatched vulnerabilities and an extensive remote workforce, robust and automated identify security is essential to securing your most critical systems and data. Implementing this is a journey, not a quick fix.

Join this interactive boardroom to:

  • Discuss the difference between strong identity solutions and simple password management

  • Address different approaches to solving Privilege Access Management

  • Gain executive buy in from legal, HR and IT on effective solutions

2:30pm - 5:30pm  Break

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Gala Reception

6:30pm - 7:15pm  Keynote

Steve Wozniak - Live from Evanta's Global CIO, CISO Gala

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Steve Wozniak



Few people have impacted the modern world as significantly as Steve Wozniak. As Co-Founder of Apple Computer, Woz remains one of tech's most fabled figures. A witness and contributor to countless industry advancements, he's an unmatched source of insight and experience.

Members of Evanta's Global CIO & CISO communities receive access to:

  • Woz, live and unrecorded from the Global keynote stage
  • Rare stories, thoughts and opinions on tech's past, present and future
  • Inspiring accounts of successful, innovation-led businesses

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Gala Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

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Venue & Accommodation

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 858-314-2000. Please mention Evanta Global Executive Summit to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $449 USD (plus tax) is August 26, 2024.

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