Phoenix CISO Inner Circle

June 26, 2019 , The Henry

June 26, 2019
The Henry

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Phoenix 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

Phoenix CISO Governing Body

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


Mike Goodwin headshot

Mike Goodwin

PetSmart, Inc.

Michael Guggemos headshot

Michael Guggemos

Insight Enterprises, Inc.

Vaughn Hazen headshot

Vaughn Hazen


Mike Lettman headshot

Mike Lettman

US Department of Homeland Security
Cyber Security Advisor (CSA) Arizona- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Jason Lish headshot

Jason Lish

Advisor Group

Spencer Mott headshot

Spencer Mott

McKesson Corporation
Former CISO

Tianbing Qian headshot

Tianbing Qian

Genesee & Wyoming

Todd Redfoot headshot

Todd Redfoot
Chief Privacy & Risk Officer

Morgan Reed headshot

Morgan Reed

State of Arizona

Justin Replogle headshot

Justin Replogle

Honeywell Aerospace

Tina Thorstenson headshot

Tina Thorstenson

Arizona State University
Asst VP & CISO


June 26, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Agents of Change – Leading the Evolution of Business Technology

Vaughn Hazen headshot

Vaughn Hazen



Todd Redfoot headshot

Todd Redfoot

Chief Privacy & Risk Officer

Justin Replogle headshot

Justin Replogle


Honeywell Aerospace

Rajat Sen headshot

Rajat Sen

Director, Information Security

Republic Services, Inc.

J.R. Sloan headshot

J.R. Sloan

CTO and Deputy State CIO

State of Arizona

Dennis Spalding headshot

Dennis Spalding


Insight Enterprises, Inc.

Pranav Parekh headshot

Pranav Parekh

Head of Customer Success

Apigee, Part of Google Cloud

Sometimes it comes from your team; sometimes it comes from the board; and sometimes, it comes from that email from your customer. It’s the constant chorus of “transformation.” CIOs and CISOs are uniquely positioned to give shape, meaning and direction to the change – for the business as well as their careers. Deciding where and how to prioritize resources and your time is half the challenge, and striking the right balance is where business-minded CIOs and CISOs can shine.

During this dinner discussion, you and your peers will uncover concrete, practical steps for harnessing and delivering on technology transformation. Hear how your peers navigate competing priorities and leave with fresh ideas for funneling your best resources in the right direction.

Prioritizing Innovation, Aligning on Risk

  • How much of your time is spent on strategic planning, innovation and change initiatives? How does that amount differ from a year ago, and how do you see it changing over the next year?
  • What does “revenue driving” look like now for CIOs and CISOs? Are you becoming more product-focused?
  • How do you ensure that business and security priorities are continuously in line in this environment? What works, and where does this balancing act break down?
  • What are you doing to identify and divest processes, initiatives and tools that are overly time- and resource-heavy (freeing up more whitespace for business and/or functional innovation)?

Digital Convergence 

  • How are you planning for and handling the convergence of digital technologies (IoT, IT and OT)? How are you reorganizing IT and the business around these priorities?
  • How has the ownership of technology changed within your organization? Is it shifting to a specific role (CTO, CDO) or other areas of the business? Where should it sit?
  • How have the boundaries shifted between IT and the business? How does the push and pull between business and IT impact governance, funding models, and accountability for projects and security within your organization?
  • What is happening to your budgets in the age of “digital transformation?” Whether they are growing or shrinking, how are you adapting your strategies?

Evolving Your Role

  • This dinner discussion uniquely brings together CIOs and CISOs: as a CIO, what do you think your role should look like in the next 12 months? What do you think the CISOs role should look like? Trade perspectives for each of your roles – how do they compare to each other, across companies, industries?
  • With that vision, what are 2-3 concrete steps that CIOs and CISOs can take to better collaborate and plan for transformation initiatives in the next year? What can you do currently to influence that evolution?
  • What career path do you envision for yourself? What opportunities exist to get there?
  • As technology becomes synonymous with business, what can you do to ensure that you maximize your influence in strategic decision-making?

This dinner conversation is an interactive roundtable discussion designed to address the most pressing issues we face as C-level executives, in combination with an opportunity to network with our peers in a unique environment.

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

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

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour



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Led Rhodes