Minneapolis CISO Executive Summit

December 10, 2024 | Sheraton Bloomington

December 10, 2024
Sheraton Bloomington


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:

Balancing Risk Mitigation and Value Creation

Facilitating Secure Decision-Making with Outcome-Driven Metrics

Thriving Amidst Complexity and Uncertainty

Minneapolis 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

Vince Aimutis

Federated Insurance
VP – Director of Information Services / CISO

Mary Faulkner

VP, CISO & IT Operations

Jeff Johnson

CISO, Director, IT Security and Privacy

Greg Matthias


Tina Meeker

Sleep Number
VP, Information Security & Enterprise Architecture

Param Vig


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.

Balancing Risk Mitigation and Value Creation

Security Leaders should express cyber risks in monetary terms to enable comparison with other risks in the organization. CISOs must effectively communicate cyber risks in a way that links them to business values and outcomes to gain executive and board support for effective and mature cyber-risk management.

Facilitate Decision-Making with Outcome-Driven Metrics

Executive boards are recognizing the importance of managing cybersecurity as a business risk. CISOs are starting to educate the board with outcome-driven metrics to measure and guide cybersecurity investment. This shift in conversation has increased visibility and comfort for the board and allows for better decision-making regarding cybersecurity investments.

Thriving Amidst Complexity and Uncertainty

Security leaders must proactively monitor and correlate cyberthreats, integrating threat intelligence, to stay ahead of evolving attack techniques. They should prioritize addressing volatile threats, treat complex threats as a series, and invest in exposure management and threat intelligence to identify the most relevant threats to the organization. CISOs should also build a case to convince stakeholders about the necessity to shift priorities in response to specific threats.

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

Sheraton Bloomington

Your Community Partners

CISO Thought Leader
Key Partner
Program Partners

Community Program Manager

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

Joey Freedman

Program Manager