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.


Keynote Sessions

Life After CISO 2.0

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

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

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

Breakout Sessions

Compliance Is Not Your Endgame

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

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

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

The Path to Alignment – The CIO and CISO Relationship

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

Innovation Spotlight Sessions

Innovation Spotlight - Ten Eleven Ventrues

 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

Innovation Spotlight - SYN Ventures

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

Executive Boardroom Session

Untangling the Global Web of Supply Chain Risk

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

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

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.

Your Community Partners

Global Thought Leaders
CISO Thought Leaders
Key Partners

Community Program Manager

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

Kody Paine

Senior Community Program Manager