Philadelphia CISO Virtual Executive Summit

December 2, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm EST

December 2, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm EST

Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Philadelphia CISO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Creating a risk-aligned, resilient organization

Reenergizing the CISO

Transforming security in a cloud world

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Todd Bearman

TE Connectivity
Chief Information Security Officer

Mark Eggleston

Health Partners Plans

Dawn-Marie Hutchinson

CISO, Pharmaceuticals and R&D

Anahi Santiago

Christiana Care

Dave Snyder

Independence Blue Cross
Chief Information Security Leader

Alden Sutherland

VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Jay Weinstein

L3 Harris
Senior Director Enterprise Networks & Security, CISO

Reginald Williams

The Chemours Co
Chief Information Security Officer


December 2, 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Metrics that Matter and Communicating Risk

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John Burger

CISO and Vice President of Infrastructure


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Aaron Weismann


Main Line Health

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Nancy Hunter


Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

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Tracey Brand - Sanders


UGI Corporation

CISOs say that what they need most in their security program is confidence that people, processes and technology are working and effective, and that controls are in place to ensure resiliency in the case of a major event. “Risk” is the vocabulary of the business, yet measuring and discussing this all-important concept in an actionable way remains a unique challenge.

Join this session to learn:

  • Actionable risk metrics, both for use inside the security function and with outside stakeholders
  • How the language and awareness of information security risk has evolved
  • How the right metrics will benefit the business and win investment for security

12:00pm - 12:45pm  EST Virtual Summit Keynote

Future Ready Now — Strengthen Your Workload Security Posture

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Chris Corde

Vice President, Product Management


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Dave Snyder

Chief Information Security Leader

Independence Blue Cross

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Tammy Klotz


Covanta Energy

How you deliver infrastructure and applications is changing drastically. Movement to public cloud infrastructure, adoption of container frameworks, and living in a hybrid world requires new approaches to security. Because of that, it is more important than ever for security leaders to have a well-defined strategy in place to secure workloads.
Join this keynote to explore:

  • Steps to simplify security and IT operations
  • How to increase visibility across cloud workloads
  • Benefits of “built-in” security and the impact on SOC

12:45pm - 1:15pm  EST Networking

Community Connection — A Social (Half) Hour

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Tracey Brand - Sanders


UGI Corporation

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Arvin Bansal

Sr. Director Data & Cloud Security


Join this informal and interactive networking session to connect with your Philadelphia CISO peers. In this session, the Philly community will have the chance to share their takeaways from the program in small groups and walk away with at least one new connection. 

11:00am - 12:00pm  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Future Forward — Investing in the Security Workforce of Tomorrow

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Tas Giakouminakis

Co-Founder & CTO


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Nick Falcone


University of Pennsylvania

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Michael Ansel



In a field often described as having “negative unemployment,” CISOs are in a constant battle to hire and retain the talent they need to keep their organizations secure. How can CISOs develop and invest in their teams to pave the way for the security workforce of tomorrow? 

Join this conversation to discuss: 

  • Different approaches to building the talent pipeline
  • How to develop security talent and keep them engaged
  • Strategies to effectively leverage a remote security workforce

8:00am - 8:45am  EST Virtual Summit Keynote

The Convergence of Zero Trust and SASE

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Jason Clark



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Dustin Wilcox



Organizations are feeling a shift in the world of networking and security as they rapidly adopt and embrace the cloud. On-premises private data centers are no longer the place for data and workloads to exist. With this shift, security and networking are brought closer than ever. Enterprises need speed, visibility, security and reliability without compromise. Enter, the secure access service edge, better known as SASE. It’s inevitable that SASE implementations and zero trust implementations need to collide to provide a more comprehensive security capability to truly support digital transformation. How can your organization best position itself for the transition?

In this session, you will discuss:

  • Problems SASE can address in the modern enterprise
  • Benefits of planning both SASE and zero trust implementations
  • Insights from organizations adopting SASE and zero trust today

9:00am - 10:00am  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Bringing Cloud Back Down to Earth

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Jennifer Ayers

VP – Overwatch & Security Response R&D


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Todd Bearman

Chief Information Security Officer

TE Connectivity

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Randy Nitowski

IT Director, Infrastructure

Subaru of America

 CISOs face a constant tension between enterprise agility and enterprise security, and in today’s world, this dynamic often plays out in the context of cloud services. With the security and success of the organization at stake, CISOs must know how to ask the right questions and “talk cloud” with the rest of the organization – all while avoiding being seen as “the office of ‘no.’”

Join this session to learn:

  • The latest solutions for effective security in the cloud
  • Strategies to transfer legacy information security governance to a cloud paradigm
  • Frameworks to evaluate hybrid on-prem and cloud approaches where appropriate

10:00am - 10:45am  EST Virtual Summit Keynote

Leading Through Disruption

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Amir Khan

Corporate CISO


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Guy Delp

Vice President, Global Information Security


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Reginald Williams

Chief Information Security Officer

The Chemours Co

The timeline for adopting strategic technology and security trends rapidly increased in recent months, and now CISOs are on the forefront of leading innovative business opportunities.

Join a CISO from our community as they share:

•    Dynamic leadership in a volatile world

•    Remastering your brand in times of transition

•    Practical examples of adaptive strategy in action

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8:45am - 9:00am  EST Break

10:45am - 11:00am  EST Break

9:00am - 10:00am  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Cultivating a Culture of Security Awareness

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Anahi Santiago


Christiana Care

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Joshua Cloud

Director of Information Security

NFI Industries

For CISOs, understanding where your peers are at is critical to putting your security program into perspective. As employees settle into home offices, how have you evolved your security awareness program to fit with the times?

Join this interactive session to:

  • Identify at-home best practices for employees to increases their security hygiene
  • Discuss why multiple strategies to engage employees produces better results
  • Heighten security awareness across diverse and changing enterprises

December 2, 2020

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