Houston CISO Executive Summit

December 11, 2024 | Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria

December 11, 2024
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Houston'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:

Improve and Achieve Operational Resilience

Enable AI's Potential through Trust, Risk and Security Management

Create Alignment with the Enterprise to Unlock True Value

Houston 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

Doug Rinehart

Newfold Digital

Derek Rude

Director, IT Security

Anthony Souza

Corteva Inc
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Genady Vishnevetsky

Stewart Title Company

Joy Wangdi

Cybersecurity Trust 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 Houston 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.


Coming Soon

The CISO Executive Summit agendas are driven by the mission-critical priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ’by CISOs, for CISOs,’ and will be available closer to the gathering. All topics and sessions will be inspired by the following themes.

Improve and Achieve Operational Resilience

In the wake of mounting geopolitical crises and a constantly changing landscape, organizations are reassessing their operational resilience. Cybersecurity strategy plays a key role in achieving true resilience and CISOs are using this opportunity to help strengthen business capabilities

Enable AI’s Potential through Trust, Risk and Security Management

Ensuring AI is deployed securely, managed effectively and embedded into the product lifecycle requires an effective framework and organizational buy-in. Organizations that initiate and sustain AI trust, risk and security will see better accuracy, outcomes and performance

Create Alignment with the Enterprise to Unlock True Value

CISOs understand the need to enable the enterprise while also protecting it. While misalignments between cybersecurity and the organization persist, CISOs are shifting mindsets to a minimum effective approach to unlock value

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

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria

Your Community Partners

Global Thought Leader
CISO Thought Leader
Key Partners

Community Program Manager

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

Caroline Timothy

Community Program Manager