Phoenix CISO Executive Summit

December 1, 2022 | The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

December 1, 2022
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Phoenix'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:

Improving business outcomes through efficient cybersecurity strategies

Developing talent and skills to adapt to an everchanging digital landscape

Mitigating risk through IT strategy, governance and operating models

Phoenix CISO Governing Body

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


Gary Desai

Discount Tire

Ed Dzadovsky

Circle K

Mike Goodwin


Rich Kellen

Wind River Systems
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Shannon Lawson

City of Phoenix, AZ

Mike Lettman

Department of Homeland Security
Cyber Security Advisor (CSA) Arizona- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Todd Redfoot
Chief Privacy & Risk Officer

Justin Replogle

Honeywell Aerospace

Tim Roemer

State of Arizona
Director of Homeland Security, State of Arizona

J.R. Sloan

State of Arizona

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 Phoenix 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.


Governing Body Welcome Reception Session

Governing Body Private Dinner

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking.

Keynote Sessions

Stress and the CIO & CISO — Practical Strategies to Mitigate Burnout

Today’s CIOs & CISOs face daunting challenges. As the business leader in charge of adding value to the company, finding the right talent and inspiring technology innovation, there’s an incredible amount of pressure. It’s no surprise that CIOs & CISOs are experiencing burnout at unprecedented rates.  While taking care of employees is important, how can CIOs & CISOs make sure they are taking care of themselves to help make their careers sustainable while maintaining a sense of well-being? 

Join this keynote to explore:

  • Evidence-based strategies that can help alleviate burnout
  • How to recognize the signs and symptoms of toxic stress and burnout
  • How to remain engaged, energized, and focused during turbulent times

Elevating Security for a Hyper-Connected World

Digital assets are enabling new revenue and growth opportunities, and accelerating transformation across industries. For CISOs and CIOs that must ensure the security and continuity of business, however, they represent an ever-expanding attack surface at a time when the volume of attacks and the threat of ransomware is increasingly driving news cycles and board-level concern.
Attendees of this keynote will leave with the insights needed to:

  • Identify unseen security risks by gaining complete visibility in a rapidly expanding attack surface
  • Get ahead of exposure by prioritizing high impact vulnerabilities and threats
  • Secure the assets, recover unnecessary CapEx and OpEx and free staff for priority initiatives

Closing Keynote & Comments

 Details coming soon.


We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

Evanta programs are uniquely positioned to succeed in the current landscape.

  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.


Venue & Accommodation

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Your Community Partners

Global Thought Leader
CIO Thought Leaders
Key Partners
Program Partner

Phoenix CISO Program Manager

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

Caroline Wharton

Program Manager