Seattle CISO Inner Circle

September 17, 2020, Ascend Prime

September 17, 2020
Ascend Prime


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:

Building and innovating new processes and business models

Enabling and optimizing culture to embrace change

Increasing awareness of technology and security across the business

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 headshot

Brian Abrahamson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Anja Canfield-Budde headshot

Anja Canfield-Budde

University of Washington
Associate Vice President, Information Management

Darren Challey headshot

Darren Challey

CISO, Amazon Fulfillment & Operations

Chuck Markarian headshot

Chuck Markarian


Sean Murphy headshot

Sean Murphy


James Weaver headshot

James Weaver

State of Washington


September 17, 2020

4:00pm - 5:00pmExecutive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pmDiscussion Topics

Building for the Future — Business Enablers, Drivers and Innovators

The CIO and CISO roles have evolved to become customer-facing, revenue-driving digital experts. While the term digital means something different to every organization, the basic goal remains the same — to better serve customers and the business.

During this engaging conversation among peers, CIOs and CISOs will discuss their role in driving stronger business outcomes throughout the organization.

  • Building and Innovating New Processes and Businesses
    • What tactics have you used to increase awareness of technology and security across the business? How can you more effectively drive these conversations and changes?
    • How are you improving the cost, efficiency and value of program delivery?
  • Fostering a Growth Mindset — Enabling and Optimizing Culture
    • How should IT and security organizations foster a work culture that embraces change while enabling the business to move forward?
    • How are you developing your employees to have an owner mindset, and how can they strategically become business advisors and advocates for innovation?

6:30pm - 7:00pmNetworking Break

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

8:00pm - 9:00pmSocial Hour




Ascend Prime


Information regarding parking and transportation coming soon. 

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Seattle CISO Program Manager

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

Chanelle Lawrence