Pittsburgh CISO Executive Summit

October 9, 2019 , David L. Lawrence Convention Center

October 9, 2019
David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Pittsburgh CISO Executive Summit.

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

Pittsburgh CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

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Bill Balint

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
CIO

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Steven Bugajski

United States Steel Corporation
Chief Information Officer

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Pierre Combemale

Vesuvius U S A Corporation
Executive IT Leader

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Omar Khawaja

Highmark Inc.
VP & CISO, Security & Risk Mgmt.

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Matt Putila

Transport Investments, Inc.
CTO

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George Rosato

CONSOL Energy Inc.
Director, IT

Agenda


October 8, 2019

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Join your peers for an evening at Heinz Field. 

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October 9, 2019 - morning

7:00am - 7:45am  Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:00am  Opening Comments

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

Executive Presence for Lasting Leadership

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

Any given gesture - a nod, a point of the finger - unconsciously communicates powerful ideas and feelings that have tangible consequences. Top executives are generally proficient in their ability to interact with others, but the stakes are raised during high-level negotiations, reporting to the board, inspiring and empowering senior managers or dealing with tricky internal matters. 

Join body language expert Chris Ulrich as he shares:

  • Why every movement and action is magnified in high-level situations
  • Tools and techniques to build rapport quickly
  • How executives can communicate more effectively

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  CIO Featured Session

Moving a Data-Driven Culture Forward

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Aleksandar Lazarevic

VP of Advanced Analytics & Data Engineering

Stanley Black & Decker

The new generation of data and analytics adds significant capabilities and efficiencies to traditional data warehouses and reporting environments. With the maturity of machine learning and artificial intelligence, CIOs are now considering how to inject these big-data capabilities into more advanced scenarios.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. VP of Advanced Analytics & Data Engineering Aleksandar Lazarevic will share:

  • How CIOs can overcome the common cultural barriers to data and analytics
  • What it means to leverage data to optimize business strategies
  • How today’s data-centric technologies support the data-driven revolution

9:00am - 9:50am  CIO Featured Session

How to Speed Up and Scale Your Innovation Efforts

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Rory Richardson

Head of Serverless

Amazon Web Services

By applying microservices powered by serverless, you can innovate faster, at scale. Rory Richardson shares insights into the Amazon Culture of Innovation and how the company went from four to over 60 million deployments per year. 

This session dives into:

  • How the company benefitted from its own key learnings from building modern apps at Amazon.com
  • How it transitioned from a monolithic application environment to event-driven serverless microservices
  • The reasons more and more organizations are choosing the serverless operational model

9:00am - 9:50am  CIO Executive Boardroom

Multi-Cloud Views from the CIO Perch

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George Rosato

Director, IT

CONSOL Energy Inc.

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Mark Ohlund

CIO & SVP, IT

Armada

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Keith Moran

Vice President

Nutanix

Whether you’re running an aggressive, cloud-first strategy or floating along in the hyperconverged infrastructure, each CIO’s cloud journey is a relevant roadmap for peers in pursuit of the configuration sweet spot. This boardroom draws on the collective wisdom of technology leaders at various stages of cloud migration.

Be ready to exchange views about:

  • Challenges that enterprises face with different cloud models
  • How to embrace the full value of public and private cloud
  • Best practices for decreasing the complexity of multi-cloud environments

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 CIO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Dan Philpott (dan.philpott@evanta.com).

9:00am - 9:50am  CISO Executive Boardroom

Cyber-Risk Management – New Approaches for Reducing Your Cyber-Exposure

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Dr. Trebor Z. Evans

CISO and Sr. VP

Dollar Bank

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Joshua Taylor

Director, Global Information Security

Mylan, Inc.

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Kevin Flynn

Senior Product Manager

Tenable

When it comes to reducing cyber exposure, overcoming vulnerability overload is critical. Find out how to improve your vulnerability management efforts so you can close your cyber exposure gap and focus on what matters most to your business.
During this peer discussion, you will explore how to:

  • Translate raw vulnerability and threat intelligence data into business insights
  • Benchmark your organization’s cyber exposure to guide decision making
  • Use threat intelligence to move the most dangerous vulnerabilities up your priority list

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 CISO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Dan Philpott (dan.philpott@evanta.com).

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Office Hours with Chris Ulrich

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

What does your body language say about you? What shifts might you make to change how others perceive you? Join this special one-on-one 25-minute session exclusively for Governing Body members with body-language expert, Chris Ulrich for candid feedback on your in-person and online body language. Sessions are 25-minutes and pre-registration is required.


Please contact Julia Cummings, Content Manager, if you're interested in this exclusive session.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  CIO & CISO Featured Session

Driving Digital Through Transformation

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Bill Balint

CIO

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Francois Estellon

CTO

SGK, a Matthews Int. company

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Jessica Walpole

Vice President, Global IT Security Operations

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.

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Matt Putila

CTO

Transport Investments, Inc.

Digital transformation is pushing the evolution of the enterprise and expanding business models. This requires each model to be more flexible and responsive. Executives now align their approach to business engagement and delivery with a digital transformation mindset. 

Join this panel of executives where you will hear:

  • What digital transformation means in different industries
  • How to develop and change relationships across the business
  • What technology products have the most potential

10:20am - 11:10am  CIO & CISO Featured Session

Artificial Intelligence vs. Malware

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Douglas Santos

Cybersecurity Strategist

Fortinet, Inc.

Due to the wide range of readily available resources for creating malicious payloads, such as coders for hire and SaaS, malware is an exponentially growing issue. Douglas Santos will dive into the functioning and operational game changers of both AI and malware. 

Join this session to uncover:

  • The history and workings of AI
  • Deep machine learning neural networks
  • The future of these systems in fighting cybercrime

10:20am - 11:10am  CIO Executive Boardroom

Speeding Up the Digital Business with Content in the Cloud

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Dave Coughanour

Director, Security

K&L Gates LLP

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Sonny Hashmi

Managing Director, Global Government

Box

Still encumbered by legacy business processes? Struggling to speed up onboarding, improve customer experience, and

secure collaboration across the extended enterprise? Business processes need to keep up with the digitization of your

enterprise. Join a group of your peers to discuss how to:

  • Identify opportunities for improving outdated processes
  • Unlock new customer experiences with digital practices
  • Empower your workplace with seamless business processes

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 CIO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Dan Philpott (dan.philpott@evanta.com).

10:20am - 11:10am  CISO Executive Boardroom

Strengthening Your Security Operations Center

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Thomas Dugas

AVP & CISO

Duquesne University

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Jonathan Hale

Chief Information Security Officer & Data Protection Officer

Veolia

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Tim Miller

Lead Cyber Threat Detection and Response Consultant

Trend Micro

When it comes to taking your data from you, cyber criminals never rest. If they can’t get in one way, they will try another. Therefore, when managing incidents for your enterprise, it is critical to ensure that threats and attacks are properly identified, analyzed, communicated, defended, investigated and reported.

During this boardroom discussion on cyber operations, discover:

  • How to develop effective principles and procedures for security operations centers
  • The best way to identify events and incidents in the environment
  • How to create effective communication and reporting strategies for the entire organization

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 CISO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Dan Philpott (dan.philpott@evanta.com).

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Office Hours with Chris Ulrich

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

What does your body language say about you? What shifts might you make to change how others perceive you? Join this special one-on-one 25-minute session exclusively for Governing Body members with body-language expert, Chris Ulrich for candid feedback on your in-person and online body language. Sessions are 25-minutes and pre-registration is required.

Please contact Julia Cummings, Content Manager, if you're interested in this exclusive session.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

October 9, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:20pm  Lunch & Comments

12:20pm - 12:50pm  Keynote

The C-Level Mandate for Secure Cloud Transformation

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JP Saini

CIO

SOS Security

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Kavitha Mariappan

SVP, Customer Experience and Transformation

Zscaler

The new way of work is remote, mobile-first, and cloud-based. Employees expect instant, secure access to applications, information, and resources. Meanwhile, threats proliferate, VPNs lag, hardware costs rise, and little is truly secure. Hub-and-spoke networks employing castle-and-moat security are no longer tenable, and technology leaders that cling to legacy architectures put enterprises at risk. Kavitha Mariappan joins J.P. Saini on stage to present Secure Cloud Transformation, a practical cyber security approach that prioritizes security and user performance to align with today’s way of working.

In this session, they'll discuss how enterprise IT leaders can:

  • Improve customer digital experience while safeguarding sensitive information
  • Increase user performance while minimizing risk
  • Drive revenue and scalability while controlling costs

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CISO Featured Session

Aligning Security to the Business

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Omar Khawaja

VP & CISO, Security & Risk Mgmt.

Highmark Inc.

Today, CISOs must strive to integrate security into processes that enable the business. Omar Khawaja will share how understanding security’s role in meeting the company’s needs can lead to a more effective information security program.

In this session you’ll learn how to:

  • Use metaphors to drive towards the right answer
  • Create and lead an organization unified in its approach
  • Align departments and establish common verbiage

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CIO Featured Session

Cloud — Better Than Before Yet Worse Than Ever

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Bobby Allen

CTO & Chief Evangelist

Cloudgenera

Today’s CIO’s are faced with an overwhelming amount of new technology every month. As the pace of innovation continues to increase, how do you decide which new technologies are worth embracing and which existing technologies are worth retaining?

In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • How and where CIOs can deploy applications across public, private and hybrid environments
  • Questions to ask to ensure you’re building a holistic cloud strategy
  • Industry best practices for calculating True TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of your applications

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CISO Executive Boardroom

Protecting Your VIPs and Your VAPs (Very Attacked People)

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Jim Cebula

SVP, Head of Cyber Security

Citizens Bank

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Bob Swaskoski

CISO

Heritage Valley Health System

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Bhagwat Swaroop

EVP & GM, Email Security Business Unit

Proofpoint

For years, we’ve seen attackers target organizations via their people. Now with fewer reliable exploits and more cloud adoption, we’re also seeing a shift toward attacks that exploit people, with threat actors tricking their targets into running their malware for them, handing over their credentials, or simply sending data or money to an impostor. Bhagwat Swaroop, of Proofpoint, will outline strategies for gaining visibility and mitigating risk in a people-centric threat landscape.

Join to learn:

  • Why nearly all threat actors have shifted away from technical exploits to compromise their targets
  • How organizations can leverage threat data to understand which people and departments are highly targeted
  • How to design effective protection for highly attacked, highly vulnerable, and highly privileged users

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 CISO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Managers Robert Huth (robert.huth@evanta.com) and Dan Philpott (dan.philpott@evanta.com).

October 9, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CIO & CISO Featured Session

Upping Your Leadership and Training Game

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Bill Fortwangler

CIO

Dollar Bank

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Susan Koski

SVP and Divisional CISO, Security Operations

PNC

Growing the talent pipeline while balancing the needs and upward mobility demands of current employees is a top priority for executives in today’s market. How can leaders act today and plan for tomorrow to ensure future success for their organization?

In this series of short talks, hear how influential executives are:

  • Leading with different styles and applying unique approaches to training
  • Aligning to business objectives by capitalizing on diverse talent
  • Promoting and mentoring from the ground up

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CISO Featured Session

Surviving the Risk Reality of Digital Transformation

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Kelly White

CEO

RiskRecon

Digital transformation has dramatically transformed the enterprise risk surface, automating a vast array of processes while outsourcing a vast array of systems and services. Through this frenetic reshaping, few organizations truly understand the nature of their new risk reality and how to successfully manage it. In this session we will dive into the findings of RiskRecon's Internet Risk Surface research, revealing the true expanse of enterprise risk and forecasting solutions for managing risk surface in a hyper-connected and hyper-exposed world.

Join this session to learn about:

  • Accepting the risk reality of digital transformation
  • Knowing the inherent risk of your vendor relationships
  • Making vendors prove good security risk management

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CIO Executive Boardroom

Enterprise Automation Strategy – Ready, Set…Reset

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Jim Bish

CIO

Hussey Copper Ltd

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Scott Sullivan

CFO/CIO

PITT OHIO

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Madhav Murti

Executive Advisor - Strategy & Transformation

Digitate, a TCS Company

Automation strategy needs to be approached differently than a traditional strategy. It requires a higher frequency of iteration and refresh to prioritize based on what the enterprise learns as it implements.

Join this discussion to hear:

  • How and why automation needs a different approach
  • The implications to planning and managing the strategy (resourcing and decision making)
  • The evolving role of the Chief Automation Officer
  • How to establish the right operating rhythm

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 CIO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager and Dan Philpott (dan.philpott@evanta.com).

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Being the Innovator

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Summer Craze Fowler

CISO

Argo AI

The daily job of CIOs and CISOs are shifting and changing as innovation becomes the forefront of business. However, executives are still required to manage the basics and often gets in the way of growth. Join Summer Craze Fowler as she explains how as an executive she continues to evolve in a new and innovative way for the benefit of future technology evolution.

In this session you will:

  • Discover new technology capabilities and many that should create
  • Look into what skillsets are needed for the future
  • Learn how to build an innovative team

4:20pm - 5:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

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Pittsburgh CISO Program Managers


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

Sean Chalmers

503-972-2166

sean.chalmers@evanta.com

Dan Philpott

971-978-5014

dan.philpott@evanta.com