Washington, DC CISO Executive Summit

November 27, 2018 | JW Marriott Washington, DC

November 27, 2018
JW Marriott Washington, DC

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Washington, DC CISO Executive Summit.

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

Investing in your people and the right technologies

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Washington, DC CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Sam Abbate

Northrop Grumman Corporation
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Michael Castagna

Navient
CISO

Ted Colbert

Boeing
CIO & SVP

Jim Connelly

Lockheed Martin
VP & CISO

Alissa Johnson

Xerox Corporation
VP & CISO

Shamim Mohammad

CarMax
SVP & CIO

Christopher Porter

Fannie Mae
CISO

Chris Tignor

Federal Reserve System
Cyber Security Chief Data Officer

Terry West

Performance Food Group
SVP, CIO

Agenda


November 26, 2018

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

One Mission. One Goal. One Team.

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Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour

America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot, Author

FlyGirl Enterprises

Employee engagement, customer engagement, team engagement, relationship engagement. No matter what area an organization is strategically trying to improve, individuals have to be engaged and in action for the plan to move forward and succeed! The key is giving the permission to engage from the inside out. Once that happens, your entire organization will be thinking with a Breakthrough Mentality and CLEARED HOT!

Give your attendees a fast paced message that will show how them how to:

  • Harness the power of a ‘Breakthrough Mentality’ mindset
  • Lead through mentorship
  • Leverage functional and individual diversity as a strategic advantage
  • Foster a culture of mutual respect for all team members
  • Create breakthroughs for teams with five simple steps

November 27, 2018 - morning

7:00am - 7:45am  Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:45am  Keynote

The New Reality—Make Change Your Competitive Advantage

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Karl Schoemer

Author, "Change Is Your Competitive Advantage"

Like a school of fish, an adaptive organization must move rapidly and in unison toward opportunity and away from danger. From navigating security breaches to evolving your talent base to meet new needs, every leader and employee must embrace the power of change in order to make it a part of their individual and organizational competitive advantage.

In this keynote, Karl Schoemer will draw on his 20 years’ experience studying change to teach:

  • Tactics for creating change-adaptive teams
  • Leadership behaviors for embracing change in the face of disruption
  • How change can be weaved into your everyday culture

8:45am - 9:15am  Networking Break

9:15am - 10:05am  Breakout Session

Workshop: The New Reality—Make Change Your Competitive Advantage

Karl Schoemer headshot

Karl Schoemer

Author, "Change Is Your Competitive Advantage"

Like a school of fish, an adaptive organization must move rapidly and in unison toward opportunity and away from danger. From navigating security breaches to evolving your talent base to meet new needs, every leader and employee must embrace the power of change in order to make it a part of their individual and organizational competitive advantage.

In this keynote, Karl Schoemer will draw on his 20 years’ experience studying change to teach:

  • Tactics for creating change-adaptive teams
  • Leadership behaviors for embracing change in the face of disruption
  • How change can be weaved into your everyday culture

9:15am - 10:05am  Breakout Session

Security Fusion Centers — Breaking Barriers and Bridging Gaps

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Jake Norwood

Director,Cyber Intelligence Center

Citi

Bridging large security gaps doesn’t always require a strategy overhaul. Sometimes it’s as simple as breaking down barriers to information sharing and creating teams that function harmoniously.

In this session, Jake Norwood shares Citi’s secret sauce for building a security fusion center, including:

  • How to foster a culture that supports teamwork over silos
  • The benefits of working as a team to detect and resolve threats in unison
  • Best practices for structuring an effective fusion center to encourage the flow of information

9:15am - 10:05am  Executive Boardroom

Great Data Visualization Requires a Nimble Data Foundation

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Todd Kackley

VP & CIO

Textron Systems

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Wolf Ruzicka

Chairman of the Board

Eastbanc Technologies

Data visualization is merely the window to your big data, predictive analytics, machine learning or artificial intelligence efforts. Whether you see a clear picture or confusing / misleading graphs largely depends on the data foundation you built, not just visuals.

  • What does it take to visualize data in a way that is actionable
  • What worked or didn’t in your organization
  • Discuss best practices and lessons learned

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Brandon Bean at 503-972-4037 or Brandon.Bean@evanta.com

10:05am - 10:35am  Networking Break

10:35am - 11:25am  Breakout Session

Creating the Digital Workplace

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Eddie Alicea

VP CIO

BAE Systems

Creating a digital workplace isn’t just about rolling out new technology—it’s about leveraging people, processes and technology to achieve business outcomes. Among the keys to a successful execution are gaining executive buy-in and creating an atmosphere that supports adoption of the new environment.

In this session, Eddie Alicea shares details of his multi-year journey to a digital workplace, including how he:

  • Aligned the business with IT
  • Automated business processes and rationalized systems
  • Supported people as they adapted to new tools and processes

10:35am - 11:25am  Breakout Session

Convergence of Security Across Platforms, Disciplines and Architectures

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Joan Ross

Field CISO

Fortinet, Inc.

The security infrastructure that organizations buy and maintain often becomes fragmented over time, thanks to new products deployed to address technological changes and expansions. But adding various security products to secure each new attack surface results in less visibility, a lack of control by the CISO and a reactive-versus-proactive security response.

In this session, join your peers to learn how to: 

  • Defend against blended attacks between cyber and physical and across IT and OT platforms.
  • Create visibility of all security elements and the communications these systems and devices generate
  • Automate operations and responses.
  • Take a holistic architectural approach to network, data and even physical security.

10:35am - 11:25am  Executive Boardroom

Adopting the Agile Approach to Innovate and Secure

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Joseph Dyer

CISO

ICF

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Kamran Ziaee

SVP CIO

CenturyLink

To keep pace with changing technology, CIOs and CISOs alike must be able to pivot nimbly. However, this requires a reimagination of business models, technology strategies and even security approaches. 

 Join your peers to discuss: 

  • How to restructure an organization around agile principles
  • The benefits of an agile security team mindset
  • How CIOs and CISOs should think about agile development

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Brandon Bean at 503-972-4037 or Brandon.Bean@evanta.com

November 27, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 11:55am  Networking Break

11:55am - 1:05pm  Keynote

Securing Endpoints Using Analytics and a Proven Framework

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Tommy Gardner

Chief Technology Officer, HP Federal

HP Inc. Print Security Solutions

As the number of connected devices continues to increase, so does the number of potential vulnerabilities. By 2020, there will be 2.8 billion connected devices, all of which could create security blind spots for organizations. How can security professionals expand their security measures to protect this ever-expanding attack surface?

In this session, Tommy Gardner draws on real-world examples to teach CISOs how to:

  • Use data analytics and a proven framework to secure endpoint devices.
  • Understand and defend against the next wave of hackers.
  • Identify existing gaps in endpoint security.

1:05pm - 1:35pm  Networking Break

November 27, 2018 - afternoon

1:35pm - 2:25pm  Breakout Session

C-Suite Communication—Translating Insight Into Action

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Howard Spira

Senior Vice President and CIO

Export-Import Bank

It’s not news that today’s CISOs and CIOs are expected to be business leaders within their organizations, but that doesn’t mean the responsibility comes easy. Communication can distinguish a good CISO or CIO from a great one, yet many lack the skills to speak the language of the rest of the c-suite.

 In this session, Howard Spira shares insight on:

  • What metrics and content will help you craft a compelling story to inspire action from your c-suite.
  • A well-rounded communication plan that extends beyond the board.
  • How to better understand the individuals you work with, so you can tailor your pitch.

1:35pm - 2:25pm  Breakout Session

The Data Debate – Seal or Set Free?

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Lee Congdon

CIO

Ellucian

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Randy Marchany

CISO

Virginia Tech

A fresh wave of regulations has heightened the need to protect sensitive data, and CISOs are challenged to choose the right level of data access. Take a seat and a side on this data debate!

Listen in as two executives argue two sides:

  • CISOs should seal the door to sensitive data to protect it from attackers 
  • CISOs should allow greater access to data to create business value

1:35pm - 2:25pm  Executive Boardroom

Demystifying Hyperconvergence and Cloud

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Bob Fecteau

CIO

SAIC

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Terry West

SVP, CIO

Performance Food Group

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Dave Gwyn

Vice President, Americas East & Latin America

Nutanix

As enterprises continue to use next-gen tools to facilitate digitalization, they must consider how technologies like the cloud can drive real-world benefits. Is it time to move away from a traditional infrastructure and embrace hyperconvergence?

In this roundtable discussion, explore:

  • Benefits and risks of using a hyperconverged infrastructure
  • Strategies for transitioning away from a public cloud infrastructure
  • How to use the cloud to agilely drive business needs

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Brandon Bean at 503-972-4037 or Brandon.Bean@evanta.com

2:25pm - 2:45pm  Networking Break

2:45pm - 3:35pm  Breakout Session

Innovation Spotlight: The Pitch

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Michael Castagna

CISO

Navient

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Paul Morris

CISO

Transportation Security Administration

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Chris Tignor

Cyber Security Chief Data Officer

Federal Reserve System

Three early-stage emerging providers will get the chance to pitch their new and innovative solutions to the most pressing cybersecurity challenges before a panel of influential global enterprise CISOs for coaching and feedback.

2:45pm - 3:35pm  Executive Boardroom

IoT—Securing the Modern Gold Rush

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Randy Marchany

CISO

Virginia Tech

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Keith Young

Enterprise Information Security Official

Montgomery County Government

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Adewale Omoniyi

Senior Managing Consultant, Cybersecurity & Blockchain Security Services

IBM

The number of connected devices is expected to reach 20.4 billion by 2020. This is thrilling for the consumer but daunting for the CISO. Security teams are increasingly concerned by risks associated with this modern gold rush, but struggle to address it quickly.

In this boardroom, you will learn:

  • How to securely facilitate IoT development
  • Effective communication tactics for increased visibility
  • End-user education methods for handling personal data

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Brandon Bean at 503-972-4037 or Brandon.Bean@evanta.com

2:45pm - 3:35pm  Executive Boardroom

For Sound Security, Know Your Assets

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Jason Alexander

CISO

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

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Dwayne Allen

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Masonite International Corporation

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Matt Kraning

Co-Founder and CTO

Expanse, Formerly Qadium

Organizations invest in solutions to safeguard themselves from potential attacks. Yet, without effective management of those assets, each new component becomes a vulnerability. How can CISOs know and secure their IT assets?

Join your peers to discuss how to:

  • Identify and inventory assets on your network
  • Protect assets from threats
  • Make security tradeoffs in a resource-limited environment

3:35pm - 3:55pm  Networking Break

3:55pm - 4:35pm  Keynote

Avoid “Chicken Little” Cybersecurity – Prepare, Don’t Panic

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Rhea Siers

Scholar In Residence, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, George Washington University

When the media explodes with the next big cyber threat, the board wants an action plan. But it’s impossible to respond to every threat and even harder to convince the leadership team that not every threat is a priority.

In this session, learn how to:

  • Identify a true threat
  • Understand what products and services are really needed
  • Train your C-Suite, board and workforce to understand what threats are important

4:35pm - 5:15pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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JW Marriott Washington, DC
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For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Brandon Bean

Business Development Manager

503-972-4037

brandon.bean@evanta.com