Minneapolis CISO Executive Summit

December 13, 2023 | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

December 13, 2023
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Minneapolis'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:

Quantifying the business's cyber-risk appetite and leveraging it to frame security investments

Anticipating the trajectory of tech advancements and adopting a protocol on behalf of the business

Collectively conquering the challenges of the cyber talent shortage

Minneapolis CISO Governing Body

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


Betty Elliott

Freddie Mac
Senior VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Jill Kuykendall

Securian Financial
Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Rogers

Hormel Foods

Rohit Tandon

Essentia Health

Tony Taylor

Land O'Lakes

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 Minneapolis 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.

Securing AI, Automation and New Technology

The promise of generative AI, advanced automation, or any new tool is, at its core, another silver bullet. But without the proper diligence, these tech progressions can open up a whole new world in terms of vulnerability - be it AI-bred data corruption or overlooked gaps in your automated processes.

Building Operating Models that Foster Agility and Security by Design

CISOs can no longer build success on a record of single-threat responses. Instead, they'll need the ability to put out fires while constantly shifting focus; wading waist deep into one issue, only to pivot and readjust at the speed of technological progress, threat evolution, or their organization's ambition.

Strengthening Cyber Risk's Role as a Driver for Enterprise Decision Making

Security officers have largely succeeded in establishing cyber risk as a critical business issue — rather than an IT issue. Now CISOs can set their sights on the next frontier: quantifying the business's appetite for cyber risk in relation to key objectives and leveraging that understanding to frame enterprise-level decisions.


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 Minneapolis

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 612-370-1234. Please mention Evanta Executive Summit to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $159 USD (plus tax) is November 20, 2023.

Your Community Partners

Global Thought Leaders
CISO Thought Leader
Key Partner
Program Partner

Community Program Manager

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

Joey Freedman

Program Manager