Seattle CISO Inner Circle

September 20, 2018 | Columbia Tower Club

September 20, 2018
Columbia Tower Club

Collaborate with your peers

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

Seattle CISO Governing Body

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


Brian Abrahamson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Anja Canfield-Budde

University of Washington
Associate Vice President, Information Management

Darren Challey
CISO, Amazon Fulfillment & Operations

Dave Estlick

Starbucks Coffee Company

Paul Moulton

Costco Wholesale Corporation

Vanessa Pegueros



September 20, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Registration & Opening Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Business Leadership Through Innovation and Strategic Change

Jim Gibson headshot

Jim Gibson

Director, IT Security

Weyerhaeuser Company

Charles Markarian headshot

Charles Markarian



Vanessa Pegueros headshot

Vanessa Pegueros



Manoj Apte headshot

Manoj Apte

Chief Strategy Officer


Andy Tuck headshot

Andy Tuck

Director of Information Security

Costco Wholesale Corporation

Dean Galvez headshot

Dean Galvez


Snohomish County PUD

Alex Di Giacomo headshot

Alex Di Giacomo


Sound Transit

Irwan Tjan headshot

Irwan Tjan


Nordstrom, Inc.

As digital transformation rewrites business models, CIOs and CISOs must identify and create revenue-driving projects. Reimagine your leadership to increase the pace your department understands business needs and delivers value. By embracing strategic change and aligning more closely with the business, you can open the door to unparalleled opportunities. Discuss methods for laying the groundwork for a sustainable innovation culture, identifying and vetting opportunities, and integrating with overall business strategy.

  • Build a sustainable innovation process
    • How do you design and scale innovation approaches and programs that will achieve business goals?
    • What small-scale activities (think hackathon) or major corporate investments (like a lab or external partnership) has your company implemented?
    • How do you create and execute a repeatable innovation process?
    • How do you foster a culture of creativity to attract and retain employees?
  • Identify opportunities to profit from digital 
    • What planning or research have you conducted to identify digital opportunities?
    • What tools or processes have you invested in to increase digital revenue?
    • How do you identify emerging technologies for digital transformation and vet emerging technology vendors?
    • What skills are needed from you or your hires to fully embrace digital?
    • What common roadblocks are coming up as you manage digital project implementations?
  • Integrate business and IT strategies 
    • In your role, do you help identify parts of the business that could be transformed?
    • How do you contribute to the development of an enterprise-wide strategy?
    • Have you begun to align IT and OT? What have the benefits been (reduced costs, reduced risks, increased agility, etc.)?
    • How have you embedded security into your IT and business processes to mitigate the security risk of digital technologies?
    • How do you identify leading performance indicators for new digital implementations and communicate outputs to other stakeholders?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

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

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


Your Community Partners

Summary Discussion Partner
Local Sponsors

Seattle CISO Program Manager

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

Sean Chalmers

Portfolio Manager