New York CISO Executive Summit

November 29, 2023 | Pier Sixty

November 29, 2023
Pier Sixty


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with New York'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:

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

Improving the agility of security operating models to keep pace with organizational priorities

Collectively conquering the challenges of the steadily-competitive talent hunt

New York CISO Governing Body

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


Michael Cena

A+E Networks
Vice President, Head of Cyber Security

Zouhair Guelzim

L'Oreal Americas
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Brian Lozada

Amazon Prime Video & Studios
Chief Information Security Officer

Tomas Maldonado

National Football League
Chief Information Security Officer

Tod Mitchinson

New York Life
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Palmer

Chief Information Security Officer

Kylie Watson

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Teresa Zielinski

General Electric
Chief Information and Product Security 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 York 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

Executive Presence for Lasting Leadership

Any given gesture -a nod, a point of the finger - unconsciously communicates powerful ideas and feelings that have tangible consequences. Top executives are generally proficient in their ability to interact with others, but the stakes are raised during high-level negotiations, reporting to the board, inspiring and empowering senior managers or dealing with tricky internal matters. 

Join body language expert Chris Ulrich as he shares: 

  • Why every movement and action is magnified in high-level situations
  • Tools and techniques to build rapport quickly
  • How executives can communicate more effectively

The Most Important Shift for Cybersecurity in a Generation

We live in a world where everything is hybrid and the blend between personal, corporate, private and public is ever-changing and presents us with a host of new challenges. This has increased and complicated the attack surface and the pressure to converge tools and do “more with less” is at peak levels. We must meet this watershed moment with the right team, plans, and technology.

Join this interactive session to learn:

  • How to build an effective plan for change without adding to the chaos
  • What consolidation approaches save money without sacrificing security
  • Use cases that deliver immediate value and efficiency while improving user experience

Executive Boardroom Sessions

Meeting the SEC’s New Disclosure Requirements

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently voted to adopt new cybersecurity requirements for publicly traded companies, creating new obligations for companies to report material cybersecurity incidents and disclose critical information about their cybersecurity programs.

Join this Town Hall to discuss:

  • How technology leaders can effectively tell their company’s cybersecurity story
  • What investors want — and need — to know about cybersecurity
  • Real-world examples of effective cybersecurity disclosures under the new requirements

Unifying the Analyst Experience to Improve Threat Detection and Response

Given today’s dynamic threat landscape, involving constantly changing malicious TTPs, CISOs must have a proactive threat management strategy to handle complex attacks. However, with widely distributed infrastructures and the number of tools with different levels of control and responsibility, maintaining true visibility is difficult. Staffing shortages and the high volume of alerts that come in from fragmented tools adds to this challenge. The solution? Unifying the analyst experience to connect existing tools and workflows across your hybrid cloud environment.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Detecting and responding to advanced attacks like ransomware
  • Unifying the analyst experience with AI and machine learning - starting with understanding your attack surface and through EDR/XDR, SIEM, SOAR
  • Identifying blind spots in your cloud security strategy due to information fragmentation

Secure From the Jump - CISOs as Software Development Leaders

Today’s CISOs play a pivotal role in driving secure software implementation. By communicating the importance of security, establishing robust governance frameworks, and driving a culture of security awareness throughout the organization, CISOs can inspire and guide development teams to prioritize security, identify vulnerabilities and implement best practices to safeguard critical assets.

Join this session to:

  • Explore proven strategies for assessing and mitigating risks in the SSC
  • Integrating security into the development process
  • Align security practices with business objectives


We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Venue & Accommodation

Pier Sixty

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