San Francisco CISO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the San Francisco community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

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

  1. Strategies for a risk-aligned, resilient organization
  2. Developing and investing in the security workforce of tomorrow
  3. Creating business value and supporting agile business operations

San Francisco CISO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the San Francisco CISO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Co-Chairs

Yassir Abousselham headshot

Yassir Abousselham

Splunk
CISO

Krishnan Chellakarai headshot

Krishnan Chellakarai

Gilead
Head of Information Security & Data Privacy (CISO)

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Al Ghous

ServiceMax
CSO and Head of Security

Steve Martino headshot

Steve Martino

Cisco
Senior VP & Chief Information Security Officer

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Jeff Trudeau

Chime
CISO

Members

Selim Aissi

Ellie Mae
CISO

Colin Anderson

Levi Strauss & Co.
Global CISO

Thomas August

John Muir Health
CISO

Mahesh Ayyala

Bank of The West
SVP Engineering & Technology

Sujeet Bambawale

7-Eleven
CISO

Chris Bates

SentinelOne
CISO

Todd Berman

Arch
CISO

Greg Bown

Napa County
CISO

JP Calderon

Clorox
VP/CISO Global Architecture

Glen Carson

California Natural Resources Agency
CISO

Ajay Chandramouly

Oracle
Chief Security Officer

Gene Chen

Synaptics
CISO

Daniel Chiang

Stitch Fix
VP of Security

Winston Chir

Eventbrite
CISO

Kevin Clark

Slack
Director, Security Operations

Gary Coverdale

Mono County
CISO

Frederick Cox

Varian Medical Systems
Director, Information Security

Cassie Crossley

Schneider Electric
Director, Product & Systems Cybersecurity

Pallavi Damle

NETGEAR
Senior Director - Head of Cybersecurity

Mario Duarte

Snowflake Computing
VP of Security

Devin Ertel

Blackhawk Network
CISO

Floyd Fernandes

CBS Interactive
VP & CISO

Marzena Fuller

SignalFX
CSO

Jay Gonzales

Samsung
Chief Information Security Officer

Chris Jacquet

Hitachi Vantara
VP & CISO

Brad Jones

Seagate
VP of Information Security

Ken Kerrick

University of the Pacific
AVP, CISO

Tolgay Kizilelma

University of California - Merced
Chief Information Security Officer

Jeff Klaben

SRI International
Executive Director, Trusted Technologies

Albert Lam

California Department of Community Services & Development
ISO

Ody Lupescu

Ethos Group
VP of Security/CISO

Michael McAlpen

8x8
Head of Global Security, Compliance and Fraud

Lucia Milica

Proofpoint
Resident CISO

Kevin Neely

Pure Storage
Director of Corporate Security

Austin O'Flynn

CommonSpirit
Legal leader for Cybersec. & Tech. Innovation

Sean Oldham

Broadcom
Chief Information Security Officer

Harry O’Laughlin

California Department of Insurance
CISO

Max Palumbo

Intuitive
Head of Information Security

Melody Pereira

Clover Health
VP Information Security - CISO

Kannan Perumal

Applied Materials
Chief Information Security Officer

David Rusting

University of California, Office of the President
Chief Information Security Officer

Joe Sagona

Beachbody
Senior Vice President, Security

Nadean Shavor

State of California Franchise Tax Board
Chief Security Officer

Sankara Shunmugasundaram

AppDirect
Senior Director, Security and Compliance

Varun Singla

Micron Technology
VP, Chief Security Officer

David Tugwell

Agilent Technologies
Senior Director, Information Security/CISO

Guy Turner

Vision Service Plan
CISO

Mark Van Divner

First Republic
CISO

Bill Ward

SRI International
CISO

Friedrich Wetschnig

Flex
CISO

Michael Wolfe

Blue Shield of California
Principal Security Architect

Elwin Wong

Ross Stores
VP & CISO

Upcoming programs


September 21, 2020

2020 Global CISO Executive Summit

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

A three-day summit for CISOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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September 24, 2020

2020 San Francisco CISO Inner Circle Q3

Oracle Park

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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December 8, 2020

2020 San Francisco CISO Executive Summit Q4

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Walk away from this peer-led, one-day program with new connections and actionable insights.

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