Southern California CISO Inner Circle

March 12, 2019 | OUE Skyspace LA

March 12, 2019
OUE Skyspace LA

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Southern California CISO Inner Circle.

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

Strategies for a risk-aligned, resilient organization

Developing and investing in the security workforce of tomorrow

Creating business value and supporting agile business operations

Southern California CISO Governing Body

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


Bently Au

AEG Worldwide

Nikolay Chernavsky

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust

Matt Crouse

Taco Bell
Director of Information Security

Delaram Divi

Dine Brands Global

Arthur Lessard

Universal Music Group

Dan Meacham

Legendary Entertainment
Vice President, Security & Operations

Nick Reva

Snap Inc.
Security Engineering Lead

Marty Simmons

Kite Pharma
Director, IT Security & Compliance

Billy Spears


Terrence Weekes

Jack in the Box


March 12, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Digital Transformation in a Security-Conscious World

Bently Au headshot

Bently Au


AEG Worldwide

Jeff Blair headshot

Jeff Blair


Creative Artists Agency

Matt Crouse headshot

Matt Crouse

Director of Information Security

Taco Bell

Delaram Divi headshot

Delaram Divi


Dine Brands Global

Rick McElroy headshot

Rick McElroy

Security Strategist, R&D

Carbon Black

Doug Murray headshot

Doug Murray


Altamed Health Services

Marty Simmons headshot

Marty Simmons

Director, IT Security & Compliance

Kite Pharma

Steve Tran headshot

Steve Tran



Mark Van Holsbeck headshot

Mark Van Holsbeck

IT Risk & Security CISO

Avery Dennison

Digital transformation is more than a buzzword. It’s the upswell calling all organizations to adapt in order to be continuously and competitively relevant. CISOs who aren’t in tune with their organization’s digital strategy and landscape place the business, its customers and partners at risk. While rapid changes in technology (cloud, IoT, applied AI) place the business at risk if it fails to embed security and the CISO into its digital planning. Join your peers to uncover ways to design security-first approaches that can scale – rather than sink – your digital journey, from operations and service delivery to product development and innovation.

Secure By Design?

  • Where and how does security currently feature in your organizations’ digital strategy planning (roadmapping, hiring, product development)? Where should it come into the equation?
  • What areas of your organization are being most impacted by digital initiatives?
  • How are you defining digital transformation -- within security; in your organization? Your industry?

Organizing for Digital Transformation

  • Do you employ DevSecOps processes? What’s working and how?
  • Selecting a risk assessment process – how do you decide what fits your digital business needs? What frameworks do you use to evaluate digital opportunities?
  • How are you navigating the impact of legal and regulatory mandates on digital business initiatives?

Investing in a Secure, Digital Future

  • What new opportunities – and security measures – have your cloud transitions opened up?
  • Where are you applying/looking to apply capabilities like AI and machine learning to solve evolving security concerns in future (adaptive authentication, insider threats, advanced attacks)?
  • With whom in the business do you collaborate to explore and maximize new business opportunities (AI, quantum, blockchain)?
  • How can CISOs plan and allocate for anticipated digital needs in 2 years? 5? (talent development, ensuring critical infrastructure in place)?

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
Global Thought Leader

Southern California CISO Program Manager

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

Kody Paine

Senior Program Manager