Chicago CISO Inner Circle

November 2, 2021 | Mid America Club

November 2, 2021
Mid America Club

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Collaborate with your peers

Join Chicago'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:

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.

Co-Chairs

Waqas Akkawi

SIRVA Worldwide
VP, CISO

Sarah Buerger

Coyote Logistics
Director, IT Security

Jim Cameli

Walgreens Boots Alliance
VP & Global Chief Information Security Officer

Erik Hart

Cushman & Wakefield
CISO

Ricardo Lafosse

Kraft Heinz
CISO

JJ Markee

Baxter
Chief Information Security Officer

Arlan McMillan

Kirkland & Ellis
Chief Security Officer

Paolo Vallotti

Tate & Lyle
CISO & VP of Operations

Mike Zachman

Zebra
CSO

Agenda


November 2, 2021

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

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Manage Risk — Build Resiliency

Greg Bee headshot

Greg Bee

CISO

Pekin Insurance

Sarah Buerger headshot

Sarah Buerger

Director, IT Security

Coyote Logistics

Victor Hsiang headshot

Victor Hsiang

Information Security Director

GATX

Benjamin Lawson headshot

Benjamin Lawson

Director, Information Security

Groupon

Mike Zachman headshot

Mike Zachman

CSO

Zebra

Brenda Santos headshot

Brenda Santos

Information Security Specialist (Office of the CISO)

ServiceNow


In today's shifting and complex risk landscape, and the need for faster strategic decision making, CISOs are supporting evolving information risk decisions more than ever while facing increased visibility from regulators, executive teams, and boards of directors. To enable risk decisions and deliver value while protecting the business from security threats and data breaches, security leaders must develop processes, build relationships, and strengthen risk culture to continue to embed risk management into the organization.


In this interactive conversation among peers, CISOs will discuss their role in proactively balancing organizational risk.


Topic 1: Enabling risk decisions to prompt business agility

  • How are you setting the risk management strategy and enabling risk decisions in your organization?

  • What areas of risk do you own in your role, and what would you change or enhance in the future?

  • What metrics do you use that effectively quantify and describe risk within, and outside of, security?


Topic 2: Fostering a risk-ownership mindset

  • What communication strategies around risk have been most persuasive as you discuss information security with other business units?

  • How do you feel the conversation around information risk is evolving, and what does that mean for the sorts of skills you will need in your teams going forward?

  • How would you describe the perspective of your board of directors when it comes to risk appetite? Is this constructive for your goals?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour

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Returning to in-person conferences


We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines, in addition to taking all practical safety precautions onsite.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures will be subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.

Location


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Parking & Transportation
Parking is available at the Aon Center Parking Garage on the Lower Level. The Mid-America Club is located on the 80th floor. 


Health & Safety Local Guidelines
In addition, our host venue, Mid America Club, requires all guests to wear a mask in all public spaces. Masks will be provided for your convenience. 

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Chicago CISO Program Manager


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

Tom Ward

Senior Program Manager

971-271-6883

tom.ward@evanta.com