Ohio CISO Executive Summit

June 5, 2018 | The Westin Cincinnati

June 5, 2018
The Westin Cincinnati

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Ohio CISO Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

Investing in your people and the right technologies

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Ohio 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

Deneen DeFiore

GE Aviation
Chief Technology & Risk Officer

Michael Erickson

Baptist Health

Kiran Govindaraju

Ohio National Financial Services, Inc.
Actuarial Illustrations

Lisa Heckler


Phil Koenig

Marathon Petroleum Corporation
IT Manager, Supply Chain

Phani Konduru

Humana Inc.
Vice President, Consumer Technology

Talvis Love

Cardinal Health
SVP, Enterprise Architecture & CISO

Robert Schuetter

Valvoline International, Inc
Chief Information Security Officer

Nelson Vincent

University of Cincinnati

Bogdan Vykhovanyuk

University of Cincinnati

Gary Warzala

Fifth Third Bank

Don Wehrly

Marathon Petroleum Corporation


June 4, 2018

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

Private Governing Body Dinner

Set sail on The Belle of Cincinnati to enjoy a harmonious experience compromised of socializing, sightseeing and dinner. All of which will surely infuse the history of Cincinnati into the annual Governing Body Dinner. The Riverboat will set-sail at approximately 7:00pm and dock at 9:30pm, allowing time for all guests to enjoy the sights of the Ohio River paired with delicious food and wine combinations.

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

How a Shared IT/Security Vision Drives Business Results

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Chuck Deaton

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) & Director of Enterprise Information Protection

Humana Inc.

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Phani Konduru

Vice President, Consumer Technology

Humana Inc.

Sometimes, it can feel like the IT and security departments are living on two different planets, both focused on their own stated goals. At Humana, Phani Konduru and Chuck Deaton have found that while they were failing to reach either of their departments’ goals alone, they are now able to reach a mutually beneficial outcome by working together. Join Konduru and Deaton as they explain how the partnership between the consumer technology and security verticals has increased Humana’s end-user experience. Hear how they’ve improved security, elevated overall company function and demonstrated how working together benefits everyone.

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Life at Performance Level

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Curtis Zimmerman

Best-selling author, "Life at Performance Level"

Join this session to laugh, juggle, and play Simon Says, but don’t be fooled by all the fun. Be prepared to be empowered, challenged, and changed.

  • Be The Director – Create an extraordinary work environment.
  • Write Your Script – Take risks, fail successfully, and unleash limitations.
  • Cast Your Show Wisely – Build a culture of accountability.
  • Be A Star In Your Life – Be real, be an authentic leader.
  • Live the Dream – Embrace the power of gratitude.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

The Future Belongs to the Intelligent Enterprise

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Michael Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board, and CEO

MicroStrategy, Inc.

An intelligent enterprise is a data-driven enterprise. It harnesses traditionally counteractive forces — agility and governance, convenience and security, ease of use and enterprise functionality — to go beyond business intelligence and deliver transformative insights to every user, constituent and partner. Every forward-leaning company wants to achieve this. Why? Because organizations that build this edge over competitors will be the dominant force of tomorrow. Hear from MicroStrategy Founder and CEO, Michael Saylor, and map out how to transform your organization into an intelligent enterprise.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Breaking the Talent Code — Finding and Keeping IT Employees

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Elias Oxendine IV

Global Director, IT Security

Brown-Forman Corporation

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Gary Warzala


Fifth Third Bank

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Michael Wilcox

CISO - Commercial Central

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Your organization is growing, your IT department is rapidly evolving, and your security needs are higher than ever. So what do you do when you can’t find talented individuals to work in these areas? This boardroom will let you dive into discussions with your peers about how to solve the talent issue, from where to look for new hires to methods of retaining existing talent. Look at how other companies are finding new IT talent, while discovering how your company can improve its recruiting practices and hold on to its current employees.  

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 CIOs/CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Briana Jackson-Luther at 1-503-972-2170 or

7:00am - 7:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

Making Concise Conversations Count

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Joe McCormack

Author of "Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less"

Talking and listening are two basic aspects of every executive’s day. Whether you’re speaking in the boardroom or with your peers, how do you make each conversation count? Every discussion you engage in is an opportunity to drive progress and work together, but the quality and quantity of those exchanges are what drive results. In this session, Joe McCormack will break down what it means to “hit the mark” in your communications.

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

How Board Communication Improves When CIOs/CISOs Work Together

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Michael Erickson


Baptist Health

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Tricia Julian


Baptist Health

Maintaining a budget for cybersecurity — much less expanding it — can be a challenge even during the best of times. How do CISOs work with their peers in the C-suite to prepare for threats and manage risk when executive leadership is looking to tighten the belt? Gain critical insight from CIO and CISO partners Tricia Julian and Michael Erickson, who successfully partner to demonstrate business value and make security a priority, even when budgets are tight. In this session, they’ll give you practical examples of how to collaborate on security issues.

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Zooming Into the Cloud With Next-Gen Communication

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Harry Moseley



Technology is transforming the way high-growth companies are communicating. As organizations search for better, faster and more efficient ways to collaborate and get work done, they find themselves turning to the cloud for new, innovative solutions. What does the future hold for your organization? Will you harness the power of AI to make video meetings even better than in-person meetings? Join Harry Moseley, CIO of Zoom Video Communications, to explore the digital transformation journey and discover how you can create a culture of trust with next-generation communication.

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

When Privacy Is a Pain — Defining and Surviving European Regulations

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Robert Schuetter

Chief Information Security Officer

Valvoline International, Inc

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Matt King

Director of Global IT Security

Belcan Corporation

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Mike Colby

IBM Security - Data Risk Manager


You’re worrying about new security risks, potential breaches and now — GDPR. While your company is supposedly compliant by this point, you might be wondering what compliance even looks like, and how you ensure your future operations meet this criteria. The vagueness of the legislation might be giving you a headache, but it’s also a major opportunity to collaborate with peers on how to tackle the issue. Listen to how industry leaders are prioritizing their privacy constraints and discuss how to define these issues as they evolve in the coming months.

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 CIOs/CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Briana Jackson-Luther at 1-503-972-2170 or

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Building a Framework for Continuous GDPR Compliance

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Shannon Culp

Director, Security Governance

Archer Daniels Midland Company

GDPR has just come in effect, but how do you determine if your company meets the new requirements? Shannon Culp will walk you through how Archer Daniels Midland Company is tackling the immense challenge of complying with GDPR while looking at what comes next in terms of data privacy. She will share how her organization boiled down the requirements into eight key categories and built its own control framework. Join Culp as she reveals which questions to ask yourself to ensure data privacy compliance. Leave with new strategies for the continual implementation of GDPR processes.

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

AI and Machine Learning — Potential Successes and Security Risks

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Aamir Lakhani

Global Security Strategist

Fortinet, Inc.

Security vendors, InfoSec specialists and cybersecurity professionals claim to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to defend customers against the most advanced threats in cybersecurity. But if you ask how these technologies work, answers can be vague or completely lacking. This session will look at the mechanics of artificial intelligence and machine learning, exploring how different techniques are used to detect malware, malicious domains, phishing emails and other threats. Learn how these technologies can potentially fail, and how attackers bypass them to infiltrate poorly designed or implemented systems.

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Digital Transformation for the Whole Business

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Mathews Thomas

AVP, IT Risk Mgmt.

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

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Robert Boutell


Alliance Data Card Services

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Chris McFarland

Information Security Officer

Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

“Digital Transformation” is one of the year’s biggest buzzwords, but what does it look like on a practical level? From securing operations functions to being agile and having embedded application security, the move to digital has changed many of the traditional methods of working with IT and the business. But while digital transformation and evolving technology can improve the enterprise, it can be challenging to get the entire company engaged. Join this session to discuss how your peers are dealing with digital transformation within their own units, as well as strategies for getting the entire company on board.

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 CIOs/CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Briana Jackson-Luther at 1-503-972-2170 or

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Transforming a Talent Deficiency Into a Surplus

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Hazem Said

Professor & Head, School of Information Technology

University of Cincinnati

What if there was a way to erase your hiring worries and supply your company with a surplus of highly qualified candidates? The University of Cincinnati is actively working to make that goal a reality by building bridges between school districts, community colleges, universities and regional economies — essentially implementing an education ecosystem for IT. Hazem Said will explain how the university partners with 200 companies, placing more than 450 students in co-ops and rigorous education programs, starting in high school. Learn how this program is working to solve the talent equation and which candidates you should be recruiting for specific IT needs.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Duquesne Light’s "Powerful" IT Transformation

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Mark Miko


Duquesne Light Company

Century-old Duquesne Light needed to transform. Enter CIO Mark Miko; brought on to lead the massive overhaul of the company’s IT. Hear him describe the company’s three-prong approach to updating its people, processes and technology for the digital environment. With more than 375 separate systems and apps at the beginning of the journey, it’s no small—or cheap—task. Join him for an intimate look at lessons learned through this extensive overhaul of legacy systems and mindsets, including the need to slow down and incorporate change management from the get-go.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

The Sky’s the Limit — Implementing and Adapting a Cloud Strategy

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Jason Kinder

Director, Corp Security - Cyber Security & SOC Ops

DRS Technologies

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Mark Sims

VP, Business Transformation & CIO

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

As businesses race along with the rapid pace of technology, developing a comprehensive cloud strategy has become essential to the enterprise. How do you not only define the best strategy for your business but get stakeholders and the executive team on board? Join in a discussion of how to migrate from a hosted data center to the cloud, looking at best practices and examples of successful cloud implementation. Collaborate with peers on key challenges you face in moving to the cloud, while strategizing on how to get your entire business on board.

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 CIOs/CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Briana Jackson-Luther at 1-503-972-2170 or

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:50pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Accelerating Innovation Through Collaboration

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Matt Wald

President & CEO

Columbus Collaboratory

When external factors like technology, competition and the pressure to become more digital are moving at lightning speed, your company’s responsiveness becomes more important than ever. Many organizations are struggling to keep up as they face internal barriers that slow the pace of progress. Matt Wald will distill the sources of corporate innovation “drag,” explaining how collaboration lowers barriers and increases velocity. This session will reveal how the Columbus Collaboratory and its member companies are cultivating innovation and leave you with ideas on how to use similar approaches to jumpstart your cybersecurity and advanced analytics initiatives.

4:20pm - 5:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

June 4, 2018


Venue & Accommodation

The Westin Cincinnati

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