Ohio CISO Inner Circle

December 4, 2018 | Columbus Zoo

December 4, 2018
Columbus Zoo

Collaborate with your peers

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

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
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

Roy Mellinger

Sabre Corporation

Deval Motka

David J. Joseph Company
Director, Business Intelligence

Robert Schuetter

Valvoline International, Inc
Chief Information Security Officer

Marc Varner

YUM! Brands, Inc.
VP & Global CISO

Nelson Vincent

University of Cincinnati

Bogdan Vykhovanyuk

University of Cincinnati

Don Wehrly

Marathon Petroleum Corporation


December 4, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Registration & Opening Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Business Leadership Through Innovation and Strategic Change

Kiran Govindaraju headshot

Kiran Govindaraju

Actuarial Illustrations

Ohio National Financial Services

Elias Oxendine IV headshot

Elias Oxendine IV

Global Director, IT Security

Brown-Forman Corporation

Deval Motka headshot

Deval Motka

Director, Business Intelligence

David J. Joseph Company

Salema Rice headshot

Salema Rice

Chief Data Officer

GRI, Inc.

Bogdan Vykhovanyuk headshot

Bogdan Vykhovanyuk


University of Cincinnati

As digital transformation rewrites business models, CIOs and CISOs must identify and create revenue-driving projects. Reimagine your leadership to increase the pace your department understands business needs and delivers value. By embracing strategic change and aligning more closely with the business, you can open the door to unparalleled opportunities. Discuss methods for laying the groundwork for a sustainable innovation culture, identifying and vetting opportunities, and integrating with overall business strategy.

Build a sustainable innovation process

  • How do you design and scale innovation approaches and programs that will achieve business goals?
  • What small-scale activities (think hackathon) or major corporate investments (like a lab or external partnership) has your company implemented?
  • How do you create and execute a repeatable innovation process?
  • How do you foster a culture of creativity to attract and retain employees?

Identify opportunities to profit from digital

  • What planning or research have you conducted to identify digital opportunities?
  • What tools or processes have you invested in to increase digital revenue?
  • How do you identify emerging technologies for digital transformation and vet emerging technology vendors?
  • What skills are needed from you or your hires to fully embrace digital?
  • What common roadblocks are coming up as you manage digital project implementations?

Integrate business and IT strategies

  • In your role, do you help identify parts of the business that could be transformed?
  • How do you contribute to the development of an enterprise-wide strategy?
  • Have you begun to align IT and OT? What have the benefits been (reduced costs, reduced risks, increased agility, etc.)?
  • How have you embedded security into your IT and business processes to mitigate the security risk of digital technologies?
  • How do you identify leading performance indicators for new digital implementations and communicate outputs to other stakeholders?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


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