Chicago CISO Inner Circle

March 14, 2019 | Prime & Provisions

March 14, 2019
Prime & Provisions

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Chicago 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

Chicago CISO Governing Body

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


Waqas Akkawi


Jim Cameli

Walgreens Boots Alliance
VP, Global CISO

Nicole Ford

Baxter International Inc.
VP, Global CISO

Larry Lidz

CNA Insurance
SVP & Global CISO

JJ Markee

Kraft Heinz Company

John Reed

True Value Company
IT Security Program Manager

Paolo Vallotti

Mondelez International
Global CISO


March 14, 2019

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

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Digital Transformation in a Security-Conscious World

Amy Bogac headshot

Amy Bogac

Director, Information Security and Risk Management

CF Industries

Shane Hibbard headshot

Shane Hibbard

Director of Information Security


Edward Marchewka headshot

Edward Marchewka

Director of Information and Technology Services

Gift of Hope

Justin Metallo headshot

Justin Metallo


Beam Suntory

Sam Monasteri headshot

Sam Monasteri


ACCO Brands

Bill Podborny headshot

Bill Podborny


Alliant Credit Union

John Reed headshot

John Reed

IT Security Program Manager

True Value Company

Brenda Santos headshot

Brenda Santos

Office of the CISO


Rob Tourt headshot

Rob Tourt


Discover Financial Services

Mike Zachman headshot

Mike Zachman


Zebra Technologies

Patrick Zeller headshot

Patrick Zeller

Senior Manager, IT Enterprise Security


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


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Chicago CISO Program Manager

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

Tim Bigley

Program Manager