Seattle CISO Virtual Executive Summit

June 8, 2021 | 8:00am - 2:15pm PDT

June 8, 2021 | 8:00am - 2:15pm PDT

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Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Seattle CISO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Work from anywhere and the evolution of culture and talent

Bringing cloud back down to earth

Actionable intelligence – keeping pace with relentless threats

Co-Chairs

Brian Abrahamson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
CIO

Anja Canfield-Budde

University of Washington
Associate Vice President, Information Management

Darren Challey

Amazon
Director - Director Security Operations and Technology (SOT) / Global Security Operations (GSO)

Chuck Markarian

PACCAR
Chief Information Security Officer

Sean Murphy

BECU
SVP, CISO

James Weaver

State of Washington
CIO

What to Expect

Connect with your CISO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.

Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join intimate, interactive discussions with peers in Boardroom sessions.

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CISO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Seattle community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. Be sure to opt in when you register and get matched based on your key priorities.

Agenda


June 8, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Harnessing the Power of Cloud

Ryan Knisley headshot

Ryan Knisley

Chief Information Security Officer

Costco Wholesale

MK Palmore headshot

MK Palmore

VP and Field CSO

Palo Alto Networks

Organizations continue a push for greater agility and efficacy, and almost all paths involve the cloud. CIOs and CISOs continue to play a crucial role in ensuring cloud assets operate smoothly and securely, and as the pace of transformation accelerates, security leaders must run even faster to keep up.

Join this fireside chat to learn more about:

  • The latest trends in securing cloud operations
  • Communication strategies for ensuring security is at the forefront of deployments
  • Balancing on-prem and cloud in an era of remote work

8:45am - 9:00am PDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Securing DevOps Pipelines With Identity Security

Jason Lee headshot

Jason Lee

CISO

Zoom Video Communications

William Lidster, PhD headshot

William Lidster, PhD

Senior Manager of Information Security and Compliance

AAA Washington

Barak Feldman headshot

Barak Feldman

SVP, PAM and Identity Security

CYBERARK

Benjamin Trice headshot

Benjamin Trice

Director

PwC

Businesses around the world are using DevOps to unleash innovation and accelerate digital transformation. However, recent high-profile breaches demonstrate the huge risk unprotected developer pipelines represent and the importance of securing all identities across the enterprise. 

Join CyberArk, PwC & your peers to discuss:

  • DevOps security challenges – and DevSecOps practices & tools to strengthen security without impairing business agility
  • Best practices for successful DevSecOps – shifting security left to engage developers
  • Why Identity Security should be the core of every organization’s strategy

9:00am - 10:00am PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Defending Active Directory and Defeating Ransomware

Kevin Morrison headshot

Kevin Morrison

Chief Information Security Officer

Alaska Airlines

Jesper Johansson headshot

Jesper Johansson

Head of Tech Risk

Robinhood

Rich Kellen headshot

Rich Kellen

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Wind River Systems

Tony Cole headshot

Tony Cole

CTO

Attivo Networks

The majority of corporate ransomware attacks involve the compromise of Active Directory and the SolarWinds Congressional hearings highlighted critical security gaps related to privilege escalation and lateral movement detection. Defending against this stage 2 of an attack has escalated to a top 2021 priority for every CISO. Active Directory is inherently complex and insecure, and without the right tools to understand vulnerabilities and live attacks, comes with dire consequences when its control is lost to an attacker.

Join this session to discuss methods to strengthen your defense strategy, including:

  • Why Active Directory is the attack vector of choice for 2021
  • How ransomware uses AD to accomplish their goals
  • How data cloaking conceals credentials, AD objects, and data to prevent lateral movement and derail attacks
  • What automated tools can be deployed to improve your security posture and accelerate detection of AD live attacks

10:00am - 10:45am PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

The CIO and CISO Partnership: Creating Enterprise Agility While Reducing Attack Opportunities

Irwan Tjan headshot

Irwan Tjan

Chief Information Security Officer & SVP Technology of Infrastructure and Security Services

Nordstrom

Jay Chaudhry headshot

Jay Chaudhry

CEO, Chairman & Founder

Zscaler

Today’s workforce must be productive, connected, and secure no matter where they sit or what device they use. With this increase in employee flexibility, comes increased enterprise security concerns as companies reach the limits of legacy castle-and-moat security architectures. Technology leadership means using IT to create a better user experience. CIOs and CISOs must work together to provide a secure user experience that protects company assets.

Join this session to learn more about:

  • Modernizing your network to reduce the technical and financial costs of internet-bound traffic
  • Strengthening security posture by implementing frictionless processes, regardless of user location
  • Getting granular visibility into user access activity

10:45am - 11:00am PDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Next Gen Innovation Offense — Uniting DevSecOps

Michelle Dufty headshot

Michelle Dufty

Sr. Vice President of Marketing

Sonatype

Trey Blalock headshot

Trey Blalock

CISO

Coinstar

Steve Person headshot

Steve Person

CISO

Cambia Health Solutions

Keith Tresh headshot

Keith Tresh

CISO

State of Idaho

This is NOT your typical security conversation. We won’t be talking about how to play better "perimeter defense" at the end of your software supply chain. Instead, we will be talking about how to play better digital “innovation offense” as next-generation software supply chain attacks become more sinister with bad actors actively injecting malicious code into open source projects that feed the global software supply chain.

Join us to discuss:

  • The prevalence of software supply chain attacks with real-world examples such as dependency confusion and how to continuously identify and remediate open source risk, without slowing down innovation
  • Ways to integrate security guardrails directly within your DevOps pipeline
  • The importance of uniting developers, security, and operations on the same team


11:00am - 12:00pm PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Driving Business Value With Cloud Security Innovation

Jerry Cochran headshot

Jerry Cochran

CISO

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Vinod Brahmapuram headshot

Vinod Brahmapuram

State CISO

State of Washington

Michael Coates headshot

Michael Coates

CEO & Co-Founder

Altitude Networks

Whether you are just moving into the cloud, researching more options within the public cloud, building your own private cloud, or adopting cloud services, most leaders agree that this is the future of infrastructure as a service.  But can CISOs have it all – both increased productivity and cost benefits within a secure cloud?

During this peer-discussion you will explore:

  • Automation, orchestration, AI and machine learning cloud strategies
  • Nuances for hybrid on- and off-premise systems
  • Ways to incorporate the cloud into a fully articulated security strategy

12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Chuck Markarian headshot

Chuck Markarian

Chief Information Security Officer

PACCAR

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO & CISO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Seattle community.

12:30pm - 12:45pm PDT Break

12:45pm - 2:15pm PDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

June 8, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Harnessing the Power of Cloud

Ryan Knisley headshot

Ryan Knisley

Chief Information Security Officer

Costco Wholesale

MK Palmore headshot

MK Palmore

VP and Field CSO

Palo Alto Networks

Organizations continue a push for greater agility and efficacy, and almost all paths involve the cloud. CIOs and CISOs continue to play a crucial role in ensuring cloud assets operate smoothly and securely, and as the pace of transformation accelerates, security leaders must run even faster to keep up.

Join this fireside chat to learn more about:

  • The latest trends in securing cloud operations
  • Communication strategies for ensuring security is at the forefront of deployments
  • Balancing on-prem and cloud in an era of remote work

8:45am - 9:00am PDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

CIOs Connecting Business, Data, and Technology

Kari Escobedo headshot

Kari Escobedo

SVP & CIO

Seattle Mariners

Anja Canfield-Budde headshot

Anja Canfield-Budde

Associate Vice President, Information Management

University of Washington

Richard Appleyard headshot

Richard Appleyard

CIO

Oregon State Police

Bryan Kirschner headshot

Bryan Kirschner

Vice President, Strategy

DataStax

According to Gartner, the challenge for many IT and business leaders today is to instill a culture of data-driven decision making across the organization. Those who want to exploit the potential of new data and advanced analytics capabilities at scale typically face numerous challenges. As CIOs, it's critical to develop a strong, clear strategy connecting business, technology, and data and analytics to maintain your competitive advantage and mitigate these challenges.

In this session, CIOs will

  • Discuss best practices for designing data and analytics programs
  • Identify and define quick-win opportunities supporting the business data strategy
  • Brainstorm technology and resource alignment

9:00am - 10:00am PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Automating for the Road Ahead

Mike Gilfix headshot

Mike Gilfix

VP, IBM Automation

IBM

Laurent Rotival headshot

Laurent Rotival

SVP, Strategic Technology Solutions & CIO

Cambia Health Solutions

Ravi Waran headshot

Ravi Waran

VP & CIO

Clearwater Paper

Automation transforms work and simplifies how businesses operate. AI accelerates innovation by making every interaction, experience, and process more intelligent. Combining automation with AI will release $134B in labor value in 2022. Whether you want to automate complex operations or automate repetitive tasks, AI-powered automation can help.

Join this interactive conversation to discuss:

  • How AI-powered automation is transforming the future of work
  • Using machine learning and AI to help collect and analyze operational data 
  • Optimizing to reduce your manual processes by up to 80%

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10:00am - 10:45am PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

The CIO and CISO Partnership: Creating Enterprise Agility While Reducing Attack Opportunities

Irwan Tjan headshot

Irwan Tjan

Chief Information Security Officer & SVP Technology of Infrastructure and Security Services

Nordstrom

Jay Chaudhry headshot

Jay Chaudhry

CEO, Chairman & Founder

Zscaler

Today’s workforce must be productive, connected, and secure no matter where they sit or what device they use. With this increase in employee flexibility, comes increased enterprise security concerns as companies reach the limits of legacy castle-and-moat security architectures. Technology leadership means using IT to create a better user experience. CIOs and CISOs must work together to provide a secure user experience that protects company assets.

Join this session to learn more about:

  • Modernizing your network to reduce the technical and financial costs of internet-bound traffic
  • Strengthening security posture by implementing frictionless processes, regardless of user location
  • Getting granular visibility into user access activity

10:45am - 11:00am PDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Future of the Anywhere Workforce

Jeff Lewis headshot

Jeff Lewis

Vice President, Data Product Management

Comcast Business

Brian Abrahamson headshot

Brian Abrahamson

CIO

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Most organizations will continue to have some portion of the workforce remain remote long after Covid-19 distancing requirements are behind us. As CIOs grapple with the challenges of a hybrid workforce, they must embrace innovative technology roadmaps that are more agile, adaptive and, most importantly, people-centric. When done correctly, IT can amplify their impact throughout the organization to truly reimagine the future of work.  

In this virtual boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • Using new technology capabilities to deliver secure remote work solutions and future-proof your organization
  • Leveraging managed services to maximize productivity, capitalize on new technologies, and drive key business initiatives
  • Challenges and insights around managing distributed workforces long-term

11:00am - 12:00pm PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

On the Move – Making the Most of Cloud Migration

Ronald Jimerson headshot

Ronald Jimerson

CISO

Port Of Seattle

Dan Willey headshot

Dan Willey

CIO

Wilbur-Ellis Company

Buddy Brewer headshot

Buddy Brewer

Field CTO, Americas

New Relic

Wendy Shepperd headshot

Wendy Shepperd

GVP of Engineering

New Relic

Moving to the cloud is essential for companies who want to drive faster innovation, rapid scalability, persistent high performance, and always-on customer engagement. Leverage the experience of your peers to learn best practices for maximizing your move to the cloud.

Part case study, part interactive dialogue, this session will explore:

  • Benchmarks for measuring the successes and opportunities of your cloud migration
  • Strategies for better data utilization, greater innovation and less friction on the journey
  • Tactics for evolving third-party relationships from “vendor” to “strategic partner”

12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Chuck Markarian headshot

Chuck Markarian

Chief Information Security Officer

PACCAR

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO & CISO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Seattle community.

12:30pm - 12:45pm PDT Break

12:45pm - 2:15pm PDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

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