New Jersey CISO Executive Summit

November 18, 2021 | Hanover Marriott

November 18, 2021
Hanover Marriott

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with New Jersey'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:

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

New Jersey CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Roota Almeida

Delta Dental of New Jersey
CISO

Lookman Fazal

NJ Transit
Chief Information & Digital Officer

Zouhair Guelzim

L'Oreal
VP & CISO

Warren Kudman

Turner Construction
SVP & Chief Information Officer

Hussein Syed

RWJBarnabas Health
Chief Information Security Officer

Gabrielle Wolfson

Quest Diagnostics Inc
Senior VP & Chief Information & Chief Digital 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 New Jersey 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.

Agenda


November 17, 2021

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

November 18, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Digital Business – Growing Demand, Endless Opportunity

Arun Kumar Bhaskara-Baba headshot

Arun Kumar Bhaskara-Baba

Global Vice President, Manufacturing Information Technology

Johnson & Johnson

Whether “business as usual” is a place we return to – or a constantly moving target – we are all living in a digital world and there’s no going back. As the pace accelerates, opportunity is rich, and the organization’s future rides on how CIO business leaders exploit an expanding array of digital tools. Join this peer-led conversation on seizing digital momentum to work in new ways and reach savvy consumers on new platforms.

Join this keynote with Arun Kumar Bhaskara-Baba from Janssen Pharmaceuticals to discuss:

  • Transforming your workforce to think, operate and deliver as a digital-first enterprise
  • Optimizing digital capabilities and digital channels to create business-wide value
  • Strategizing to expand digital business and maturity for long-term success

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Activating a Cybersecurity Force for a New Era

Bob Turner headshot

Bob Turner

Field CISO

Fortinet

With an increase in threat vectors comes the increased need for a sound cybersecurity program. CIOs must take a proactive approach in ensuring cybersecurity risk is considered at every step, even in times of rapid disruption.

Join this session for a discussion on:

  • Managing third parties and holding them to cybersecurity standards
  • Quantifying, measuring, and communicating risk across the organization
  • Upskilling your cybersecurity teams to stay ahead of emerging threats

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

The Use of AI & ML in Genomic Sequencing

Tsvi Gal headshot

Tsvi Gal

Head of Enterprise Technology Services (Infrastructure)

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Advances in AI & ML have rapidly increased interest in medical AI applications and clinical genomic sequencing. Tsvi Gal, Head of Enterprise Technology Services from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is personalizing treatments and their approach to curing cancer.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Understanding the benefits of AI and genome sequencing
  • How to understand the data to prevent the spread of cancer
  • Exploring the uses of genomics machine learning

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Next-Gen Third Party Risk

Zouhair Guelzim headshot

Zouhair Guelzim

VP & CISO

L'Oreal

Kevin Kilgore headshot

Kevin Kilgore

Business Unit Information Security Officer

Ascensus

In this era of digital transformation, organizations rely heavily on their third parties, however, third-party relationships come with risks. To help mitigate those risks CISOs much work closely with their partners to ensure security.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Strategies to establish a process for continuous assessment and monitoring of third parties
  • How to create an accurate inventory of all vendors within your ecosystem
  • What to do when your third party gets breached

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Kenzie Howard. (kenzie.howard@evanta.com)

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

The Business Value of a SASE, Zero-Trust Journey

Nathan Smolenski headshot

Nathan Smolenski

Director, Enterprise Strategy

Netskope

With people working remotely and most user traffic destined for SaaS and cloud, network security requires transformation. It’s no longer efficient or cost-effective to route traffic through the corporate network to apply security controls. Adopting a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Architecture while focusing on Zero-Trust principles ensures that your employees can be productive and secure working from anywhere.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • The economics and business case for a SASE journey
  • Best practices for implementing Zero Trust within a SASE architecture
  • The importance of granular Cloud and SaaS visibility in a SASE architecture

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Actionable Intelligence--Keeping Pace with Relentless Threats

Brian Herron headshot

Brian Herron

Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Investigations

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Anthony Zissimos headshot

Anthony Zissimos

Cybersecurity Advisor

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Whether it’s cybercriminals motivated by profit or nation-state attackers with geopolitical motives, public and private organizations of all sizes have felt the impact of cyberattacks. Enterprise organizations are reeling from the onslaught of massively spread ransomware attacks to surgical pinpointed attacks on their assets from sophisticated state-sponsored actors. How can security leaders best face changing threat vectors?

Join Brian Herron, Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Anthony Zissimos, Cybersecurity Advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to discuss:

  • Understanding the adversary’s goals and objectives
  • How to build a more secure and resilient infrastructure through preparedness, incident response, and mitigation
  • What security executives can do to build resiliency

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

November 18, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:40pm  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.

11:45am - 1:15pm  Lunch Service

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:05pm  Lunch Comments

1:05pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

The CIO and CISO Role in Accelerating Digital Business

Ritesh Patel headshot

Ritesh Patel

Chief Digital Officer

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

As digital initiatives across enterprises have accelerated quickly, leaders must balance the right structures and strategies. Whether restructuring existing applications, infrastructure and security ecosystems or preempting new initiatives to bring services and applications to market faster than ever before, CIOs and CISOs are immersed in strategizing and building support for these critical business objectives.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CIOs and CISOs will discuss their role in proactively contributing to organizational success.

Topic Option 1: Designing a holistic digital framework

  1. How are you evolving your operating model to deliver better speed, agility and innovation?
  2. How are you optimizing for future resilience and not just immediate efficiency?
  3. How are you shifting funding from less valuable initiatives to new channels or services?

Topic Option 2: Fostering a digital-first mindset

  1. How have you evolved your cross-business partnerships in the past year?
  2. What’s new or next in your organizational structure to support digital business?
  3. How are you establishing credibility in your role to drive the enterprise in a digital direction?

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

November 18, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Restructuring the Enterprise for Innovation

Dutt Kalluri headshot

Dutt Kalluri

Senior Vice President, Office of CIO

Broadridge

An efficient and functional organizational design is critical for the enterprise to evolve and maintain a competitive edge in the market. A successful structure should not only focus on internal team alignment but also on innovative technologies, like automation, that will allow the organization to reach new heights.

Join this session as CIOs explore ways to:

  • Compellingly communicate a vision for the future to gain buy-in from stakeholders
  • Analyze market trends to identify and adopt competitive technologies
  • Break down silos in the enterprise to innovate collaboratively

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

The Brutal Honesty on Ransomware

Cindy Cullen headshot

Cindy Cullen

Director of Information Security

Interpublic Group of Companies

Jason McKay headshot

Jason McKay

CIO & VP Business Process

Riggs Distler

IT leaders across the globe are asking themselves that question as ransomware grows increasingly prevalent and as attackers continue to raise their demands. It may seem difficult to prioritize building out your recovery plan when you could spend that time focused on increasing defensive measures but recovering from ransomware is not a process you want to wing.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Step-by-step guidance for navigating ransomware response protocols.
  • Key pitfalls most organizations make when attempting a ransomware recovery and how to avoid them.
  • How to build a foundation for developing a thorough, practical, and well-documented plan of action.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Kenzie Howard. (kenzie.howard@evanta.com)

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:10pm  Closing Comments

3:10pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

The Path to Alignment—The CIO & CISO Relationship

Mark Eimer headshot

Mark Eimer

SVP CTO & Co-Interim CIO

Hackensack Meridian Health

Mark Johnson headshot

Mark Johnson

CISO

Hackensack Meridian Health

CIO-CISO partnerships are built on trust and thrive when leaders invest in each other throughout the organization. IT leaders must set an example, demonstrating a commitment to security, positioning it at the core of IT and enterprise roadmaps.

Join this keynote to hear success story on how to:

  • Strengthen the IT-Security partnership to fuel innovation and accelerate new technology deployments
  • Ensure security is represented as a holistic element of the organization
  • Collaborate in different business sectors while moving business initiatives forward

3:40pm - 4:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

November 17, 2021

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

November 18, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Digital Business – Growing Demand, Endless Opportunity

Arun Kumar Bhaskara-Baba headshot

Arun Kumar Bhaskara-Baba

Global Vice President, Manufacturing Information Technology

Johnson & Johnson

Whether “business as usual” is a place we return to – or a constantly moving target – we are all living in a digital world and there’s no going back. As the pace accelerates, opportunity is rich, and the organization’s future rides on how CIO business leaders exploit an expanding array of digital tools. Join this peer-led conversation on seizing digital momentum to work in new ways and reach savvy consumers on new platforms.

Join this keynote with Arun Kumar Bhaskara-Baba from Janssen Pharmaceuticals to discuss:

  • Transforming your workforce to think, operate and deliver as a digital-first enterprise
  • Optimizing digital capabilities and digital channels to create business-wide value
  • Strategizing to expand digital business and maturity for long-term success

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

The Use of AI & ML in Genomic Sequencing

Tsvi Gal headshot

Tsvi Gal

Head of Enterprise Technology Services (Infrastructure)

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Advances in AI & ML have rapidly increased interest in medical AI applications and clinical genomic sequencing. Tsvi Gal, Head of Enterprise Technology Services from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is personalizing treatments and their approach to curing cancer.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Understanding the benefits of AI and genome sequencing
  • How to understand the data to prevent the spread of cancer
  • Exploring the uses of genomics machine learning

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Actionable Intelligence--Keeping Pace with Relentless Threats

Brian Herron headshot

Brian Herron

Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Investigations

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Anthony Zissimos headshot

Anthony Zissimos

Cybersecurity Advisor

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Whether it’s cybercriminals motivated by profit or nation-state attackers with geopolitical motives, public and private organizations of all sizes have felt the impact of cyberattacks. Enterprise organizations are reeling from the onslaught of massively spread ransomware attacks to surgical pinpointed attacks on their assets from sophisticated state-sponsored actors. How can security leaders best face changing threat vectors?

Join Brian Herron, Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Anthony Zissimos, Cybersecurity Advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to discuss:

  • Understanding the adversary’s goals and objectives
  • How to build a more secure and resilient infrastructure through preparedness, incident response, and mitigation
  • What security executives can do to build resiliency

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

CIOs Promise: Delivering Data & Analytics

Hussein Syed headshot

Hussein Syed

Chief Information Security Officer

RWJBarnabas Health

Damu Bashyam headshot

Damu Bashyam

EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer - New Jersey

Columbia Bank

Faced with demands for modernization, cost optimization and digital business transformation, CIOs are looking at how data and analytics programs can support expanding their digital business and increasing their D&A maturity. After a D&A strategy is set, IT leader must execute and deliver on the intended business outcomes.

Join your peers in discussing:

  • Approaches to leveraging technology and resources to support D&A program and improve business outcomes
  • Best practices for building out new business process and executing change management across the enterprise
  • Management of cultural shifts in the organization

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Kenzie Howard. (kenzie.howard@evanta.com)

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

November 18, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:40pm  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.

11:45am - 1:15pm  Lunch Service

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:05pm  Lunch Comments

1:05pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

The CIO and CISO Role in Accelerating Digital Business

Ritesh Patel headshot

Ritesh Patel

Chief Digital Officer

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

As digital initiatives across enterprises have accelerated quickly, leaders must balance the right structures and strategies. Whether restructuring existing applications, infrastructure and security ecosystems or preempting new initiatives to bring services and applications to market faster than ever before, CIOs and CISOs are immersed in strategizing and building support for these critical business objectives.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CIOs and CISOs will discuss their role in proactively contributing to organizational success.

Topic Option 1: Designing a holistic digital framework

  1. How are you evolving your operating model to deliver better speed, agility and innovation?
  2. How are you optimizing for future resilience and not just immediate efficiency?
  3. How are you shifting funding from less valuable initiatives to new channels or services?

Topic Option 2: Fostering a digital-first mindset

  1. How have you evolved your cross-business partnerships in the past year?
  2. What’s new or next in your organizational structure to support digital business?
  3. How are you establishing credibility in your role to drive the enterprise in a digital direction?

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

November 18, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Restructuring the Enterprise for Innovation

Dutt Kalluri headshot

Dutt Kalluri

Senior Vice President, Office of CIO

Broadridge

An efficient and functional organizational design is critical for the enterprise to evolve and maintain a competitive edge in the market. A successful structure should not only focus on internal team alignment but also on innovative technologies, like automation, that will allow the organization to reach new heights.

Join this session as CIOs explore ways to:

  • Compellingly communicate a vision for the future to gain buy-in from stakeholders
  • Analyze market trends to identify and adopt competitive technologies
  • Break down silos in the enterprise to innovate collaboratively

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Cloud Management and Infrastructure Automation: Not All are Created Equal

Robert McKenna headshot

Robert McKenna

SVP Enterprise Strategy and Execution

Selective Insurance

Infrastructure choices impact speed and quality of service delivery at your organization and the right cloud strategy allows for speed, scale and iteration of operating and business models, which in turn translates to competitive advantage. CIOs need to enable an intelligent core to be digitally agile, and adopting multiple clouds and cloud native applications can help ensure flexibility and modernization. Yet ongoing operational complexity and security implications can slow the full impact of an application-first strategy, putting pressure on IT.

Join your peers to discuss: 

  • What strategies for cloud management and infrastructure and operations automation is needed for hybrid digital infrastructures  

  • Modernizing applications to deliver a more simplified app-first infrastructure

  • Which cloud management and infrastructure and operations automation capabilities and organizational models are necessary for enabling digital business 

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Kenzie Howard. (kenzie.howard@evanta.com)

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:10pm  Closing Comments

3:10pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

The Path to Alignment—The CIO & CISO Relationship

Mark Eimer headshot

Mark Eimer

SVP CTO & Co-Interim CIO

Hackensack Meridian Health

Mark Johnson headshot

Mark Johnson

CISO

Hackensack Meridian Health

CIO-CISO partnerships are built on trust and thrive when leaders invest in each other throughout the organization. IT leaders must set an example, demonstrating a commitment to security, positioning it at the core of IT and enterprise roadmaps.

Join this keynote to hear success story on how to:

  • Strengthen the IT-Security partnership to fuel innovation and accelerate new technology deployments
  • Ensure security is represented as a holistic element of the organization
  • Collaborate in different business sectors while moving business initiatives forward

3:40pm - 4:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

REGISTER

Returning to in-person conferences


We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines, in addition to taking all practical safety precautions onsite.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures are subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hanover Marriott
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hanover Marriott at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 973-538-8811.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $249 USD (plus tax) is October 27, 2021.

Your Community Partners


CIO Thought Leader

New Jersey CISO Program Managers


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contacts.

Kenzie Howard

Program Manager

971-978-5041

kenzie.howard@evanta.com

Alex Shimrat

Program Manager

3158575945

alex.shimrat@evanta.com