Washington, DC CISO Inner Circle

August 29, 2023 | Clyde's at Gallery Place

August 29, 2023
Clyde's at Gallery Place

Collaborate with your peers

Join Washington, DC'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:

Accelerating decision making for timely value realization

Identify value realization and measure outcomes obtained by data and analytics

Digital talent and product centricity for speedy outcomes

Washington, DC 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

Ryan Boulais

AES Corporation

Vishal Gupta

CTO & CIO, SVP Connected Technology

André Mendes

Department of Commerce


August 29, 2023

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Navigating the Digital Future to Accelerate Transformation

Andy Miller headshot

Andy Miller

VP, Enterprise Sales

A10 Networks Inc.

Carol Assi headshot

Carol Assi

Cybersecurity Chief Operations Officer

Department of Defense

Joe Dyer headshot

Joe Dyer



Amit Khosla headshot

Amit Khosla

Business Information Security Officer

Fannie Mae

Howard Spira headshot

Howard Spira

Senior Vice President and CIO

Export-Import Bank of the United States

April Wiggs headshot

April Wiggs

Chief, IT Enterprise Project Services

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Chris Panagiotopoulos headshot

Chris Panagiotopoulos


LifeBridge Health

Kay Sarathy headshot

Kay Sarathy

SVP Insurance Applications

W. R. Berkley

As global economic and political volatility continue, organizations need to look beyond the skills shortage to grow relevant capabilities to ensure their workforce can operate efficiently and align with digital business objectives. Technology and security leaders are looking to challenge and redefine the enterprise's digital value propositions to create an avenue for high growth and quicker benefits. Organizations are moving beyond the stage of ‘transformation’ and now demanding digital execution, as they position the enterprise to weather economic storms and unpredictable setbacks in the future.  

Join your peers to discuss how CIOs & CISOs are capturing the outcomes of digital execution.

Accelerating Decision Making For Timely Value Realization

  • Describe your current and ideal data ecosystem? 
  • How have you enabled a technology platform to create secure and flexible infrastructure to capture digital business outcomes?
  • Have you seen the level of adoption that you’d like from leaders to impact quicker decision making? What steps have you taken to identify value realization and measure outcomes obtained by data and analytics?

Digital Talent & Product Centricity for Speedy Outcomes

  • What sort of roles are you hiring for in the coming year? How are you prioritizing competency-based job descriptions?
  • Many CIOs & CISOs have turned toward the organization of fusion teams to operate in a more product-centric way. How have you done this? What benefits are you seeing? How are you changing mindsets, while supporting agile journeys?
  • How do you start building your tech-environment and work environment for the future workforce?

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

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




  • Venue located within walking distance from the Gallery Place Metro station on the green line.
  • Discounted parking with validation is available at the Gallery Place parking garage located on 6th Street, N.W., between G St. and H St.
  • $27 Daily Max per vehicle, Clyde’s will provide at least 25% validation discount. 
  • Please identify yourself as a guest of Clyde’s to avoid inflated fees during events at the Capital One Arena.

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