Phoenix CISO Executive Summit

December 1, 2022 | The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

December 1, 2022
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

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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:

Improving business outcomes through efficient cybersecurity strategies

Developing talent and skills to adapt to an everchanging digital landscape

Mitigating risk through IT strategy, governance and operating models

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

Gary Desai

Discount Tire
CIO

Ed Dzadovsky

Circle K
CIO

Mike Goodwin

PetSmart
CIO

Rich Kellen

Wind River Systems
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

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
Director of Homeland Security, State of Arizona

Raghu Santanam Ph.D.

Arizona State University
Department Chair, Information Systems

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


November 30, 2022

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

Governing Body Private Dinner

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking.

December 1, 2022 - morning

7:45am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

Stress and the CIO & CISO — Practical Strategies to Mitigate Burnout

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Sheila Hamilton

Mental Health Thought Leader and Author of "All the Things We Never Knew"

Guest Speaker

Today’s CIOs & CISOs face daunting challenges. As the business leader in charge of adding value to the company, finding the right talent and inspiring technology innovation, there’s an incredible amount of pressure. It’s no surprise that CIOs & CISOs are experiencing burnout at unprecedented rates.  While taking care of employees is important, how can CIOs & CISOs make sure they are taking care of themselves to help make their careers sustainable while maintaining a sense of well-being? 

Join this keynote to explore:

  • Evidence-based strategies that can help alleviate burnout
  • How to recognize the signs and symptoms of toxic stress and burnout
  • How to remain engaged, energized, and focused during turbulent times

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Strategic Cloud Technology Predictions — Driving What's Next

 CIOs and IT leaders need to stay abreast of key trends across new and emerging technologies, driving innovation and re-shaping the cloud. Discover in this session what advancements are being delivered to accelerate these predictions.

Together we will explore:

  • What the future of automation can bring for new types of decision making
  • Strategies that are needed to effectively drive digital transformation with multiple clouds
  • The most important security issues of our time

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Adapting and Accelerating: Security’s Race to Keep Pace with Business Priorities

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Jill Rhodes

VP & CISO

Option Care Health

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David Boynton

Director, IS & Compliance

Arizona Public Service Company

Organizations have greatly expanded their wish lists of digitally enabled initiatives, a dynamic that adds to the pressures of technology leaders. Despite the challenges, leaders need to nurture emerging, evolving and expanding areas of digital expertise that increase business value and keep their organization secure.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Different ways technology leaders can meet these new security challenges with innovation
  • Strategies for building a culture of security within the business
  • How to keep up with the pace of the business by rethinking cybersecurity architecture

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

The Rise of Big Security Data

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Chris Boehm

Chief Cybersecurity Strategist

SentinelOne

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Todd Bell

Executive Director, CISO

Valleywise Health

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Lanita Collette

Deputy CIO & CISO

University of Arizona

Data is growing exponentially. The challenge is that with the rise of data stored in the cloud and the rise of endpoints and IoT devices, the enterprises looking to improve their security posture by leveraging this abundant wealth of data. However, data without context becomes superfluous and that more data does not equate to better security. Data needs to be contextualized and assembled into actionable results.

Come to this session to discuss:

  • How cyber hackers are exploiting weaknesses posed by legacy SIEM and EDR solutions
  • How rogue devices and shadow IT are leaving your enterprise even more vulnerable
  • How data retention is key to effective threat hunting, but it comes at a cost

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: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com or 971-978-5045.

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Creating a Human Experience for the Customer Journey

Two major priorities for technology leaders are enabling employees to work more productively and improving the customer experience. Creating a holistic communications system around delivering positive experiences can achieve gains for both priorities. How can these changes support the kind of hyper-personalization and knowledge accumulation that delivers customer satisfaction at every step of the journey?

This session will address:

  • Developing a strategic communications system with the customer journey in mind
  • Creating customer experience synergies by blending capabilities like unified communications and contact centers
  • Real-world challenges and strategies to overcome them

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: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com or 971-978-5045.

10:20am - 10:45am  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.

10:45am - 11:20am  Networking Break

December 1, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Transforming the Customer Journey Through Artificial Intelligence

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Bradley Pristelski

CIO

CommonSpirit Health

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Kathleen Rondeau

Chief Strategy Officer

CommonSpirit Health

The days of artificial intelligence have arrived, and organizations are replacing human-powered tasks with machine-learning systems. These systems are creating ingenious solutions that are driving business results and quality of data to a new level. As CIOs and CISOs lean forward in modern business, advanced technologies and disruptive innovation are helping drive business success.

Join this session to discuss:

  • How IT's partnership with the business can lead to critical success
  • The benefits and challenges when deciding to build and develop internal or partner and buy external
  • Strategies to tackle workforce challenges

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Data Doesn’t Lose Itself

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Ryan Witt

Resident CISO, Healthcare

Proofpoint

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Allan Jacobson

VP, Cyber Risk Management and Governance

VEREIT

Your people are your most valuable asset, your greatest weakness, and your best defense. CIOs & CISOs seeking to prevent data loss from malicious, negligent or compromised users can correlate content, behavior and threats for better insight and streamlined investigations.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Augmenting your data protection program with the right people and processes
  • Transforming your employees into effective data defenders
  • Managing insider threats and preventing data loss at the endpoint

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 Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@gartner.com

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Creating a Secure, Compliance-First Hybrid Cloud Architecture

Customers are demanding more robust digital experiences, but security threats are growing, making for a complex, ever-changing web of regulations extending across the globe. IT Leaders must balance security, with innovation and speed as well as create IT environments that can adapt to workload spikes, interdependent applications, and more data at the edge, even as cyber-attacks, and ransomware increase. How can businesses digitally transform with the cloud – ensuring they have a secure environment where customers’ data is not compromised – while dealing with application sprawl and siloed data?

In this discussion, we will explore ways to:

  • Connect and integrate across a distributed and hybrid cloud environment to create a common experience for applications and data
  • Modernize and de-risk regulated industries to keep workloads compliant, secure, and resilient
  • Optimize control of decentralization to manage and maintain enterprise systems infrastructure

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: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com or 971-978-5045.

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Elevating Security for a Hyper-Connected World

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Nadir Izrael

CTO & Co-Founder

Armis

Digital assets are enabling new revenue and growth opportunities, and accelerating transformation across industries. For CISOs and CIOs that must ensure the security and continuity of business, however, they represent an ever-expanding attack surface at a time when the volume of attacks and the threat of ransomware is increasingly driving news cycles and board-level concern.
Attendees of this keynote will leave with the insights needed to:

  • Identify unseen security risks by gaining complete visibility in a rapidly expanding attack surface
  • Get ahead of exposure by prioritizing high impact vulnerabilities and threats
  • Secure the assets, recover unnecessary CapEx and OpEx and free staff for priority initiatives

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Secure by Design — The Agile Security Operations Center

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Tim Roemer

Director of Homeland Security, State of Arizona

State of Arizona

Whether your SOC is 24/7/365 or not, cyber threats don't take time off. With varying budgets, staffing and technologies, technology leaders must adapt accordingly to ensure their SOC is able to identify, classify and action ongoing and evolving threats. Ultimately, technology leaders are finding it’s important to advocate for the resources their organization needs.

In this session we’ll discuss:

  • How to adapt your SOC to meet changing needs or cyber and third-party threats
  • Creative ways to attract talent
  • The benefits and drawbacks of outsourcing versus in-house operations

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Collaboration & Belonging in a Hybrid Work Environment

As organizations continue successfully working in hybrid work environments, IT leaders continue to look for ways to improve digital experiences. Sporadic in-office collaboration and networking in hybrid environments can be a challenge for growing global teams. In fostering an environment centered on belonging, employees can experience better connections with their teams. 

Join this session to discuss: 

  • Connecting global teams in a virtual environment
  • Building a sense of belonging for all individuals
  • Creating equal opportunities in hybrid conference rooms

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: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com or 971-978-5045.

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Architecting a More Adaptive and Integrated IAM Strategy

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Dave Lewis

Global Advisory CISO & International Keynote Speaker

Cisco Secure

IAM systems are the digital keys to your company’s castle. But the transition to remote, connect anywhere computing means there are thousands of keys created every day, each one exponentially increasing the risk of unauthorized access through any one of the systems your users access daily. So if identity is now the ultimate perimeter and that perimeter is constantly expanding and becoming more complex, how do you build a defense structure capable of protecting it?

During this peer-discussion you will explore:

  • The role of zero trust in access management
  • How to implement IAM tools without negatively impacting the user experience or core business operations
  • How to engage other stakeholders and functions on their access needs to move beyond surface-level coordination

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: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com or 971-978-5045.

December 1, 2022 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:35pm  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.

2:10pm - 2:45pm  Networking Break

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Featured Session with MixMode

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Geoffrey Coulehan

Head of Sales and Strategic Alliances

MixMode

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Shannon Lawson

CISO

City of Phoenix, AZ

 Details coming soon.

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Mission Imperative – Accelerating Innovation for Significant Business Value

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Arun Kumar Bhaskara-Baba

Chief Digital and Information Officer

Honeywell Aerospace

With a rapidly changing technology landscape, innovation can no longer be shown in the form of one-off project’s when your people ”have the time." Establishing innovation as core DNA of the organization will not only accelerate business outcomes but also improve business resilience.

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Outside-of-the-box methods of influencing innovation across the business
  • How to bring in talent to drive innovation
  • Strategies to create a more resilient organization

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

IT Resilience Through Data Intelligence and Operations

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Heath Thompson

President and General Manager, Information & Systems Management

Quest Software

Today’s IT leaders need to unlock the value of data in their organization while dealing with an exploding volume of data, a quickly changing environment, complexity from a multitude of strategic partners and a lack of key IT skills. Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • The data explosion dilemma
  • Rapidly changing environments
  • How to parse through tool complexity

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: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com or 971-978-5045.

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Ahead of the Cloud — Flexible Solutions for a Moving Target

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Jason Mical

Field Chief Technology Officer - Americas

Rapid7

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Rich Kellen

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Wind River Systems

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John Pontrelli

CISO

Discount Tire

Sometimes, cloud can seem like a "one size fits none" type of hurdle. One thing is certain, however — as the cloud landscape continues to evolve, so too should a CIO & CISO's security strategies.

Join this boardroom to:

  • Gather practical takeaways and cloud solutions from your peers
  • Explore solutions to current and future cloud security issues
  • Gain feedback on your organization's cloud priorities

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: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com or 971-978-5045

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Closing Keynote & Comments

 Details coming soon.

4:20pm - 4:50pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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Evanta programs are uniquely positioned to succeed in the current landscape.

  • 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.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Your Community Partners


Global Thought Leader
CISO Thought Leader
Program Partner

Phoenix CISO Program Manager


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

Caroline Wharton

Program Manager

971.978.5045

caroline.wharton@evanta.com