Southern California CISO Inner Circle

February 28, 2024 | L.A Dodger Stadium

February 28, 2024
L.A Dodger Stadium

Collaborate with your peers

Join Southern California's top CISOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Unveiling the significance of a unified SASE approach in optimizing the potential inherent in AI

Charting the course of how AI and ML are formidable allies

Guiding principles for unlocking tangible business value through the seamless integration of SASE

Southern California CISO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Matt Crouse

Solar Turbines

Lara Divi

Dine Brands Global, Inc.

Todd Friedman


Arthur Lessard

Universal Music Group

Dan Meacham

VP, Global Security and Corporate Operations, CISO

Emily O'Carroll

Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp.
Sr. Director, Global Information Security & IT Compliance

Jeremy Smith

Avery Dennison

David Tyburski

Wynn Resorts
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer


February 28, 2024

4:30pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:15pm  Discussion Topics

Beyond Boundaries — Unleashing AI's Force in SASE Security

Jason Georgi headshot

Jason Georgi

Field Chief Technology Officer for Prisma Access

Palo Alto Networks

Sunil Agarwal headshot

Sunil Agarwal


OSI Systems

Alex Hall headshot

Alex Hall

Global CISO


Doug Murray headshot

Doug Murray

Global Head of Information Security

Centerfield Media

Sasha Pereira headshot

Sasha Pereira

CISO / Director of IT Security

Wash Multifamily Laundry Systems

Joel Simangan headshot

Joel Simangan

Chief Information Security Officer

Los Angeles Unified School District

David Son headshot

David Son

Security Director, Chief Security Office


Desiree Wilson headshot

Desiree Wilson



In the realm of contemporary technological landscapes, the latest strides in Artificial Intelligence herald a paradigm shift in work methodologies and the emergence of novel business prospects. The  integration of AI and ML in the domains of cyber and network security not only signifies a departure from traditional norms but also promises elevated efficacy for today's technology visionaries.

Join us in this exploration of cutting-edge insights, as we navigate this transformative journey, exploring key facets such as: 

  • Unveiling the significance of a unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) approach in optimizing the potential inherent in AI.
  • Charting the course of how AI and ML are not merely technological innovations but formidable allies in achieving superior security, network, and operational outcomes.
  • Illuminating best practices that serve as guiding principles for unlocking tangible business value through the seamless integration of SASE.

Discussion Questions

  1. How might advancements in AI, machine learning, and cloud computing shape the evolution of SASE architectures and threat defense strategies? 
  2. What emerging trends do you foresee in the convergence of AI and SASE security over the next 3-5 years?
  3. How can organizations balance the need for robust security measures with the privacy concerns of end-users?
  4. What are the fundamental ways in which AI (Artificial Intelligence) can be integrated into SASE frameworks to enhance security?
  5. How does the scalability of AI-powered SASE solutions impact their effectiveness in securing large-scale networks and diverse endpoints?
  6. How can organizations streamline the migration process and optimize the interoperability of AI-powered SASE technologies with legacy security tools? 
  7. In what ways can industry leaders collaborate to drive innovation and knowledge sharing in the development and implementation of AI-powered SASE security solutions?

  8. For SASE users, why is SASE an ideal platform for leveraging AI? 

6:15pm - 6:45pm  Networking Break

6:45pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

Stadium Tour & Social Hour

Join us for a tour of Dodger Stadium — visiting the Press Box, Trophy Gallery, and Dugouts.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.



Complimentary self-parking.

Visitor Parking Instructions – Stadium Club
Enter through the Sunset Gate A located at the intersection of Vin Scully Ave & Stadium Way. Tell security guard you are here for the "Evanta Inner Circle Dinner in the Stadium Club". Follow the signs through to Parking Lot L. You will see a sign for the Stadium Club at the entrance and the Stadium Club is inside on your right.

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