Toronto CISO Inner Circle

March 19, 2024 | Blu Ristorante

March 19, 2024
Blu Ristorante

Collaborate with your peers

Join Toronto'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:

Preparing For Cost Optimization In An Uncertain Future

Demonstrating Your Worth — Having A Clear Communication Strategy Across The Business

Toronto CISO Governing Body

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


March 19, 2024

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Turning Economic Headwinds into Opportunities

Jeff DiMuro headshot

Jeff DiMuro

Deputy CISO, Financial Services


Joanne Coles headshot

Joanne Coles

Managing Director, Enterprise Technology


Maneesh Agnihotri headshot

Maneesh Agnihotri


City of Toronto

Eoghan Bacon headshot

Eoghan Bacon

VP Infrastructure & Security

CAI International

Brian Cullen headshot

Brian Cullen

CISO & VP, Global Operations

Rakuten Kobo

Edmond Georges headshot

Edmond Georges


Canadian Forces CFMWS

Vivek Khindria headshot

Vivek Khindria

SVP, Cyber Security, Network and Technology Risk

Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Marcel Marra headshot

Marcel Marra

VP, Enterprise Architecture, Cyber Security & Integration

QuadReal Property Group

Priya Mouli headshot

Priya Mouli

Director of Information Security

Sheridan College

Anshul Srivastava headshot

Anshul Srivastava


Toronto Transit Commission

Tracey O'Donnell Critch headshot

Tracey O'Donnell Critch

Director Cyber Security Threat Intelligence and Incident Response

McCormick & Company

In the ever-evolving global economy, CISOs face even harsher challenges when defending cybersecurity budgets. Uncertainty persists as enterprises face global economic headwinds, new regulations, increasing technology spending, and an ever-increasing threat landscape. By connecting cybersecurity expenses to business outcomes and demonstrating the value of change spend, they can optimize technology investment and effectively communicate the value offered to retain key budgets.

CISOs must rise to the occasion and prepare for possible cost-optimization requests. By honing their communication and storytelling skills, they can effectively navigate the C-suite and win over stakeholders as security advocates, ultimately securing the budgets they need to defend against the ever-increasing threat landscape.

Preparing For Cost Optimization In An Uncertain Future

  • How can we educate executive leadership on how cybersecurity supports and defends tangible business outcomes, such as revenue generation, cost savings, strategic initiatives, and brand protection?
  • How can we formalize cybersecurity’s strategic planning to provide greater transparency to leadership on how resourcing decisions are made?
  • What steps can we take to optimize our technology spend and maneuver the ever-increasing vendor market?

Demonstrating Your Worth — Having A Clear Communication Strategy Across The Business

  • How can you connect cybersecurity spending to business outcomes and communicate the value of change spending to stakeholders?
  • What storytelling techniques have been successful in bringing key stakeholders on board with cybersecurity spending?
  • How can you effectively communicate the need for secure adoption of new technology to key stakeholders?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

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

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Complimentary parking available at SP Parking Garage at 55 Avenue Rd, located below the Yorkville Village Mall. Please provide parking voucher for validation upon event check-in.

Map of parking garage found HERE

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