Minneapolis CISO Executive Summit

November 16, 2021 | Hilton Minneapolis

November 16, 2021
Hilton Minneapolis

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Minneapolis's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives

Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies

Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

Minneapolis CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Pat Joyce

Medtronic
VP, Global IT & CSO

Mike Kearn

US Bank
Director, Threat Informed Defense

Tris Lingen

3M
Chief Information Security Officer

Jim O'Conner

Cargill
CISO

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Minneapolis CISO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


November 15, 2021

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

November 16, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Bridging the Gap — Communicating Risk to the Business

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Mary Faulkner

CISO

Thrivent

When CISOs talk about risk, they need to move outside of the scope of information security and focus more on how risk applies to the business. If you don't make the shift, you may miss important priorities that can have a negative impact on business outcomes, in addition to your security posture. 

In this keynote session, discover how you can:

  • Bridge the leadership communication gap to have more effective conversations with your business partner
  • Reprogram the role of the CISO to create moments of awareness that will embed security throughout the organization
  • Explain risk with the probability of it happening vs. the likelihood of it happening

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Cloud Migration – More Than Lifting and Shifting

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John Jacobs

Field CISO

Fortinet

One could say networking and security always follow the compute, but rapid adoption of multi-cloud and hybrid computing means networks are now more distributed than ever before with business value shifting to agility, innovation and software - leading to the rise of the software-defined enterprise.
In this session, you will explore:

  • Practical strategies to secure cloud computing while delivering better outcomes and experiences
  • New and emerging technology trends
  • Automation, orchestration, AI and machine learning cloud strategies

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

The Art of Managing and Securing Endpoints

Although most organizations do an exceptional job of layering different technologies to secure their data, breaches continue to occur. So what's going wrong and how can you identify these blindspots? In many instances, the point of failure can be tracked to the user and their endpoint. In today’s changing landscape, CISO must demand a tight hold on the endpoints.
In this session, you can learn about:

  • What are the major endpoint management capabilities you can implement
  • How you can combat the complex challenges of managing endpoints in the new era
  • Ways you can continuously monitor endpoint metrics and manage system health

9:15am - 10:30am  Executive Boardroom

Next Gen Innovation Offense — Uniting DevSecOps

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Michelle Dufty

Sr. Vice President of Marketing

Sonatype

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Richard Coleman

Senior Security Analyst

Andersen Corporation

This is NOT your typical security conversation. We won’t be talking about how to play better "perimeter defense" at the end of your software supply chain. Instead, we will be talking about how to play better digital “innovation offense” as next-generation software supply chain attacks become more sinister with bad actors actively injecting malicious code into open source projects that feed the global software supply chain.

Join us to discuss:

  • The prevalence of software supply chain attacks with real-world examples such as dependency confusion and how to continuously identify and remediate open source risk, without slowing down innovation
  • Ways to integrate security guardrails directly within your DevOps pipeline
  • The importance of uniting developers, security, and operations on the same team

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Accelerating Security at the Pace of Business

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Ryan Spinti

Cybersecurity Leader

APi Group

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Aaron Verdell Call

CISO

WPS Health Solutions

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Aimee Martin

Director, Information Security, Compliance and PMO.

Vista Outdoor

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Peter Christy

Director Information Security

Patterson Companies

In 2020, the multi-decade process of turning the digital enterprise inside out accelerated instantly. We’ve now passed an inflection point – most cyber assets live outside the old “walls” of the organization and cybersecurity controls must be scalable, flexible and reliable. How are CISOs working to establish an security strategy that is an enabler of the digital business rather than an obstacle?

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Ways your peers discuss strategy for trust and access with other senior leaders
  • Re-conceptualizing traditional ideas of how to approach security within the enterprise and shifting the business mindset
  • Strategies to adjust and manage security implications of growth through M&A

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Developing an Exceptional Security Operations Strategy

From minimizing risks to streamlining productivity, CISOs have a few goals in mind when bolstering their security operations centers. Meeting those goals won’t happen without a plan.

Join this session to learn:

  • How you can build an SOC blueprint despite aging technology and limited resources
  • What security risks are top of mind for CISOs
  • The skillsets information security teams will need during a SOC build process

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Successful Failures — Comparing Lessons Learned

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Param Vig

VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Entegris

Not every story to share is a success.  Take time to reflect on some of the biggest lessons you've learned in your professional career and learn from others on their successful failure stories. Discuss everything from third party utilization to in-house, ad-hoc execution and all the lessons in between.

In this boardroom you will:

  • Explore some of the pivotal failures and lessons that others have experienced
  • Benchmark your current challenges against those who have gone through it
  • Discover opportunities to avoid making the same mistakes peers have already made

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

November 16, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

11:45am - 1:15pm  Lunch Service

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:05pm  Lunch Comments

1:05pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

The Business Value of a SASE, Zero-Trust Journey

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Nathan Smolenski

CISO, Head of Cyber Intelligence Strategy

Netskope

With people working remotely and most user traffic destined for SaaS and cloud, network security requires transformation. It’s no longer efficient or cost-effective to route traffic through the corporate network to apply security controls. Adopting a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Architecture while focusing on Zero-Trust principles ensures that your employees can be productive and secure working from anywhere.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • The economics and business case for a SASE journey
  • Best practices for implementing Zero Trust within a SASE architecture
  • The importance of granular Cloud and SaaS visibility in a SASE architecture

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

November 16, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Mitigating New Third Party Risks

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Brad Abbott

Director of Information Security, CISO

Medica

Many third-party risks are either identified as part of due diligence and accepted, or identified after initial onboarding suggesting traditional methods in risk management policy fail to capture new and evolving vulnerabilities. As these external partnerships become increasingly complex, the need for a new approach is clear.

In this benchmarking session, uncover answers to your pressing questions, including:

  • What strategies are most effective when assessing vendor risk?
  • How do you ensure vendors are complying with evolving privacy regulations?
  • How do you convey vendor risks to senior leadership and to your board?

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Driving Business Value With Cloud Security Innovation

Whether you are just moving into the cloud, researching more options within the public cloud, or building your own private cloud, most leaders agree that this is the future of infrastructure as a service. But can CISOs have it all – both increased productivity and cost benefits within a secure cloud?

During this peer-discussion you will explore:

  • Automation, orchestration, AI and machine learning cloud strategies
  • Nuances for hybrid on- and off-premise systems
  • Ways to incorporate the cloud into a fully articulated security strategy

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Strengthening Your IAM Strategy

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Jeff Holschuh

CISO

Sun Country Airlines

Moving beyond outdated tech and into a world of efficient, seamless access isn’t impossible. Fine-tuning IAM strategies is an important goal of CISOs across the country.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss with your peers:

  • How to tailor an IAM strategy with limited resources
  • When to rely on legacy technology versus investing in new technology
  • What training is needed to strengthen your IAM program

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:10pm  Closing Comments

3:10pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

Cyber Burnout — Managing the Personal and Personnel Risk

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Jack Powell

CISO and AVP, IT Security and Risk Management

Allianz Life US

Risk Management is an important part of all security leaders jobs. Usually it’s about balancing investments in protections and technical controls to your business’ risk tolerance and value of assets being protected. But, what about risk of burnout in the industry and especially within your team? How will the “great resignation” and the cyber skills shortage affect you and your team? How do you stay sane in these days of daily public breaches, the ransomware pandemic, and increasingly sophisticated threat actors?

Jack Powell, CISO at Allianz Life US will offer her perspective on:

  • Tracking the sources of stress
  • Developing your own coping mechanisms as a leader and adjusting to your teams’ coping mechanisms
  • Teaming up with HR to support your teams and yourself
  • Communicating the people risk to your business

3:40pm - 4:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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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 are 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


Venue & Accommodation

Hilton Minneapolis

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Minneapolis at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-888-933-5363.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $149 USD (plus tax) is November 1, 2021.

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Minneapolis CISO Program Manager


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

Joey Freedman

Program Manager

971-978-5009

joey.freedman@evanta.com