Phoenix CISO Executive Summit

December 9, 2021 | Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

December 9, 2021
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Phoenix'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:

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

Phoenix CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Mike Goodwin

PetSmart
CIO

Shannon Lawson

City of Phoenix, AZ
CISO

Mike Lettman

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

Todd Redfoot

GoDaddy.com
Chief Privacy & Risk Officer

Justin Replogle

Honeywell Aerospace
VP, IT

Tim Roemer

State of Arizona
CISO

J.R. Sloan

State of Arizona
CIO

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 Phoenix 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.

Agenda


December 8, 2021

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

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

December 9, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

The CIO and CISO Role in Accelerating and Securing Digital Business

Bianca Lochner headshot

Bianca Lochner

CIO

City of Scottsdale, AZ

As digital initiatives across enterprises have accelerated quickly, leaders must balance the right structures and strategies. Whether restructuring existing applications, infrastructure and security ecosystems or preempting new initiatives to bring services and applications to market faster than ever before, CIOs and CISOs are immersed in strategizing and building support for these critical business objectives.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CIOs and CISOs will discuss their role in proactively contributing to organizational success.

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

The CIO Imperative to Drive DE&I

Lanita Collette headshot

Lanita Collette

Deputy CIO & CISO

University of Arizona

Susan Barlow headshot

Susan Barlow

VP IT & CIO

Clearway Energy

Research shows that diverse teams are more innovative and productive, but it's no secret that IT and cybersecurity positions have a diversity shortage. It is imperative that leaders take responsibility for promoting diversity and CIOs and CISOs are uniquely positioned to lead the organization in fostering inclusion. With the new hybrid workforce, the opportunity to cast a wider net to build diverse teams is a moment that should not be wasted.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Accelerating innovation and business outcomes through the added advantage of having diversity and inclusion
  • Path to creating a psychologically safe place at work
  • The importance of establishing a support system to hire more diverse candidates

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Modern IT Operations

Jeff Bozic headshot

Jeff Bozic

Principal Architect

Insight Enterprises

Gary Desai headshot

Gary Desai

CIO

Discount Tire

Businesses have to be agile and innovative  to successfully attain or maintain a competitive edge. Yet, there remains a critical need for IT to provide developer-friendly services, modern platforms delivered in optimum processes, shift operations and security early in the software product lifecycle, governance around cost control, vendor management, data protection, and disaster recovery. Modern IT Operations is about this very balance between innovation and governance — an operating model that integrates shared IT services with developer requirements ensuring that developers can drive the business forward without setting the stage for problems, breaches, and cost overruns down the road.

During this session, we will discuss:

  • Shifting to modern and hybrid platforms that make your business more nimble and responsive
  • Bridging the gap between internal groups to ensure IT Ops can deliver what developers need
  • How IT operates in a hybrid cloud environment
  • Modernize processes for security and operations governance


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Caroline Timothy (Caroline.Timothy@evanta.com).

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Chain of Fools: Third Party and Supply Chain Risk

Lester Godsey headshot

Lester Godsey

CISO

Maricopa County, AZ

Joseph Sugihara headshot

Joseph Sugihara

Asst. CIO

City of Mesa, AZ

Today’s increasingly complex and interconnected supply chain creates more opportunities than ever for malicious actors to cause damage to your business. Third-party data breaches are at an all-time high, and legacy approaches to third-party risk management can’t keep up.

Join this boardroom to explore: 

  • Continuous assessment and monitoring of third parties and supply chain partners 

  • How to create an accurate inventory of all vendors within your ecosystem

  • What to do when your third party gets breached


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.


10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Endpoint Protection is Workload Protection

Jon Anderson headshot

Jon Anderson

Director of Systems Engineering

SentinelOne

Todd Johnson headshot

Todd Johnson

VP information Technology

University of Phoenix

Regardless of the environment, your users are working in, it is the CISOs responsibility to defend the enterprise. While we are incorporating new tools, has the conversation of traditional workload and endpoint protection changed inside of the cloud environment vs legacy?

Join this conversation to discuss:

  • A shift in how we think about workloads
  • The gap in adopting cloud and what the long-term looks like
  • Hybrid attacks changing the legacy environment

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Risks, Risks Everywhere and Where's the Weakest Link?

Paul Cottey headshot

Paul Cottey

CIO

Water Street Healthcare Partners LLC

Todd Bell headshot

Todd Bell

Executive Director, CISO

Valleywise Health

In an increasingly quickly changing landscape, the CISO paddles against the swift current of lacking resources, legacy processes and inadequate workforce skills. Keeping the organization technologically secure shouldn’t require going down with the ship.

In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • Securing assets effectively at every level with available resources

  • Shifting from reactive to proactive strategies across the enterprise

  • Preparing effective incident response/business continuity plans

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

December 9, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a 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.

11:45am - 1:30pm  Lunch Service

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

The Business Value of a SASE, Zero-Trust Journey

Mike Anderson headshot

Mike Anderson

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Netskope

With people working remotely and most user traffic destined for SaaS and cloud, network security requires transformation. It’s no longer efficient or cost-effective to route traffic through the corporate network to apply security controls. Adopting a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Architecture while focusing on Zero-Trust principles ensures that your employees can be productive and secure working from anywhere.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • The economics and business case for a SASE journey
  • Best practices for implementing Zero Trust within a SASE architecture
  • The importance of granular Cloud and SaaS visibility in a SASE architecture

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

December 9, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

The Business Value of Communication and Collaboration

Max (LJ) Chan headshot

Max (LJ) Chan

Chief Information Officer

Avnet

The value must be the motivating factor for every aspect of IT strategy, inspiring leaders to streamline their communication practices. From general project execution to expedited innovation, collaboration tools have become essential to helping the business recognize the value. As remote and hybrid work is here to stay, IT leaders will increasingly emphasize the importance of collaboration and communication across the enterprise.

In this session, you and your peers will discuss:

  • How business value has evolved to match the changing landscape 
  • What tools and processes allow for more productive and effective collaboration 
  • Why streamlined communication makes for better business outcomes

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Developing an Exceptional Security Operations Strategy

Michael Manrod headshot

Michael Manrod

CISO

Grand Canyon University

Bianca Lochner headshot

Bianca Lochner

CIO

City of Scottsdale, AZ

Tim Guerriero headshot

Tim Guerriero

Information Security Program Manager

P.F. Chang's

From minimizing risks to streamlining productivity, CISOs have a few goals in mind when bolstering their security operations centers. Meeting those goals won’t happen without a plan.

Join this session to learn:

  • How you can build a SOC blueprint despite aging technology, limited resources and new trends
  • What security risks are top of mind for CISOs
  • The skillsets information security teams will need during a SOC build process


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:45pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

December 8, 2021

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

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

December 9, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

The CIO and CISO Role in Accelerating and Securing Digital Business

Bianca Lochner headshot

Bianca Lochner

CIO

City of Scottsdale, AZ

As digital initiatives across enterprises have accelerated quickly, leaders must balance the right structures and strategies. Whether restructuring existing applications, infrastructure and security ecosystems or preempting new initiatives to bring services and applications to market faster than ever before, CIOs and CISOs are immersed in strategizing and building support for these critical business objectives.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CIOs and CISOs will discuss their role in proactively contributing to organizational success.

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

The CIO Imperative to Drive DE&I

Lanita Collette headshot

Lanita Collette

Deputy CIO & CISO

University of Arizona

Susan Barlow headshot

Susan Barlow

VP IT & CIO

Clearway Energy

Research shows that diverse teams are more innovative and productive, but it's no secret that IT and cybersecurity positions have a diversity shortage. It is imperative that leaders take responsibility for promoting diversity and CIOs and CISOs are uniquely positioned to lead the organization in fostering inclusion. With the new hybrid workforce, the opportunity to cast a wider net to build diverse teams is a moment that should not be wasted.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Accelerating innovation and business outcomes through the added advantage of having diversity and inclusion
  • Path to creating a psychologically safe place at work
  • The importance of establishing a support system to hire more diverse candidates

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Modern IT Operations

Jeff Bozic headshot

Jeff Bozic

Principal Architect

Insight Enterprises

Gary Desai headshot

Gary Desai

CIO

Discount Tire

Businesses have to be agile and innovative  to successfully attain or maintain a competitive edge. Yet, there remains a critical need for IT to provide developer-friendly services, modern platforms delivered in optimum processes, shift operations and security early in the software product lifecycle, governance around cost control, vendor management, data protection, and disaster recovery. Modern IT Operations is about this very balance between innovation and governance — an operating model that integrates shared IT services with developer requirements ensuring that developers can drive the business forward without setting the stage for problems, breaches, and cost overruns down the road.

During this session, we will discuss:

  • Shifting to modern and hybrid platforms that make your business more nimble and responsive
  • Bridging the gap between internal groups to ensure IT Ops can deliver what developers need
  • How IT operates in a hybrid cloud environment
  • Modernize processes for security and operations governance


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Caroline Timothy (Caroline.Timothy@evanta.com).

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Chain of Fools: Third Party and Supply Chain Risk

Lester Godsey headshot

Lester Godsey

CISO

Maricopa County, AZ

Joseph Sugihara headshot

Joseph Sugihara

Asst. CIO

City of Mesa, AZ

Today’s increasingly complex and interconnected supply chain creates more opportunities than ever for malicious actors to cause damage to your business. Third-party data breaches are at an all-time high, and legacy approaches to third-party risk management can’t keep up.

Join this boardroom to explore: 

  • Continuous assessment and monitoring of third parties and supply chain partners 

  • How to create an accurate inventory of all vendors within your ecosystem

  • What to do when your third party gets breached


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.


10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Endpoint Protection is Workload Protection

Jon Anderson headshot

Jon Anderson

Director of Systems Engineering

SentinelOne

Todd Johnson headshot

Todd Johnson

VP information Technology

University of Phoenix

Regardless of the environment, your users are working in, it is the CISOs responsibility to defend the enterprise. While we are incorporating new tools, has the conversation of traditional workload and endpoint protection changed inside of the cloud environment vs legacy?

Join this conversation to discuss:

  • A shift in how we think about workloads
  • The gap in adopting cloud and what the long-term looks like
  • Hybrid attacks changing the legacy environment

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Risks, Risks Everywhere and Where's the Weakest Link?

Paul Cottey headshot

Paul Cottey

CIO

Water Street Healthcare Partners LLC

Todd Bell headshot

Todd Bell

Executive Director, CISO

Valleywise Health

In an increasingly quickly changing landscape, the CISO paddles against the swift current of lacking resources, legacy processes and inadequate workforce skills. Keeping the organization technologically secure shouldn’t require going down with the ship.

In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • Securing assets effectively at every level with available resources

  • Shifting from reactive to proactive strategies across the enterprise

  • Preparing effective incident response/business continuity plans

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

December 9, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a 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.

11:45am - 1:30pm  Lunch Service

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

The Business Value of a SASE, Zero-Trust Journey

Mike Anderson headshot

Mike Anderson

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Netskope

With people working remotely and most user traffic destined for SaaS and cloud, network security requires transformation. It’s no longer efficient or cost-effective to route traffic through the corporate network to apply security controls. Adopting a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Architecture while focusing on Zero-Trust principles ensures that your employees can be productive and secure working from anywhere.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • The economics and business case for a SASE journey
  • Best practices for implementing Zero Trust within a SASE architecture
  • The importance of granular Cloud and SaaS visibility in a SASE architecture

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

December 9, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

The Business Value of Communication and Collaboration

Max (LJ) Chan headshot

Max (LJ) Chan

Chief Information Officer

Avnet

The value must be the motivating factor for every aspect of IT strategy, inspiring leaders to streamline their communication practices. From general project execution to expedited innovation, collaboration tools have become essential to helping the business recognize the value. As remote and hybrid work is here to stay, IT leaders will increasingly emphasize the importance of collaboration and communication across the enterprise.

In this session, you and your peers will discuss:

  • How business value has evolved to match the changing landscape 
  • What tools and processes allow for more productive and effective collaboration 
  • Why streamlined communication makes for better business outcomes

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Developing an Exceptional Security Operations Strategy

Michael Manrod headshot

Michael Manrod

CISO

Grand Canyon University

Bianca Lochner headshot

Bianca Lochner

CIO

City of Scottsdale, AZ

Tim Guerriero headshot

Tim Guerriero

Information Security Program Manager

P.F. Chang's

From minimizing risks to streamlining productivity, CISOs have a few goals in mind when bolstering their security operations centers. Meeting those goals won’t happen without a plan.

Join this session to learn:

  • How you can build a SOC blueprint despite aging technology, limited resources and new trends
  • What security risks are top of mind for CISOs
  • The skillsets information security teams will need during a SOC build process


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:45pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 480-444-1234. Please mention G-HOLI to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $274 USD (plus tax) is November 16, 2021.

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For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Caroline Timothy

Program Manager

caroline.timothy@evanta.com