St. Louis CISO Virtual Executive Summit

May 20, 2021 | 8:00am - 1:30pm CDT

May 20, 2021 | 8:00am - 1:30pm CDT

Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the St. Louis CISO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Creating digital business offerings to generate new revenue

Building data and analytics capabilities for better business decisions

Developing a comprehensive digital security strategy

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Joe Caro

Post Holdings

Kevin Hardcastle

Washington University in St. Louis
Associate Chief Information Security Officer

Dan Henke


Stacy Mill

State of Kansas
Chief Technology Officer

Matt Modica

BJC HealthCare

Shri Ramachandran

Boston Scientific
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

What to Expect

Connect with your CISO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.


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

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CISO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the St. Louis community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. Be sure to opt in when you register and get matched based on your key priorities.


May 20, 2021

11:15am - 11:45am  CDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

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Joe Caro


Post Holdings

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the St. Louis community. 

11:45am - 12:00pm  CDT Break

12:00pm - 1:30pm  CDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

8:00am - 8:45am  CDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Leading in Disruption — Welfare of Employees

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Christy Barker

Vice President, Chief Information Officer


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Michelle Kaufman

Vice President of Technology

Distribution Management

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JK Pareek

VP, Global IT and CIO


It’s a challenging time for all organizations, but the most important thing for companies to do right now is to take care of their employees. How are you keeping your team productive and innovative during these changing times?

In this panel discussion, your peers will discuss:

  • Platforms that allow for greater remote communication
  • Challenges or successes that have come from a new team dynamic
  • Ways to foster employee engagement

8:45am - 9:00am  CDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am  CDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

The CIO and CISO Partnership: Creating Enterprise Agility While Reducing Attack Opportunities

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Alan Berry


Centene Corporation

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Tim Marsden



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Patrick Foxhoven

CIO & EVP of Emerging Technologies


Today’s workforce must be productive, connected, and secure no matter where they sit or what device they use. With this increase in employee flexibility, comes increased enterprise security concerns as companies reach the limits of legacy castle-and-moat security architectures. Technology leadership means using IT to create a better user experience. CIOs and CISOs must work together to provide a secure user experience that protects company assets.

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Modernizing your network to reduce the technical and financial costs of internet-bound traffic
  • Strengthening security posture by implementing frictionless processes, regardless of user location
  • Getting granular visibility into user access activity

9:00am - 10:00am  CDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Fueled by the Power of Data

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Toby Cappello

Vice President, IBM Data and AI Expert Labs


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Pete Hogan

Chief Technology Officer

Post Holdings

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Jeffrey Wann

Chief Information Officer

State of Missouri

Smart organizations are infusing the intelligence of AI and the agility of hybrid cloud to better predict and shape future outcomes and automate decisions and processes. As a result, organizations can empower people to do higher value work and hyper-personalize digital experiences. However, only 2 of 10 firms have scaled AI solutions.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Preventing project stall due to data complexity, talent scarcity, and a lack of trust in AI systems
  • Scaling AI across the organization with the right approach and architecture
  • Leveraging AI technologies and data science tools to proactively optimize workflows and experiences

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10:15am - 11:15am  CDT Virtual Summit Keynote

The Executioner’s Song – Putting Your Cloud Strategy into Practice

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Joe Caro


Post Holdings

You’ve done all the leg work of building a robust cloud strategy – business alignment, clear expectations, and the right partners. But taking the step from strategy to execution can bring your efforts to their knees. From decisions on control and configuration to data access and adoption, reaping the rewards of the cloud requires a systematic, comprehensive approach.

In this session, CIOs and CISOs will discuss:

  • The most successful approaches to driving rapid cloud adoption across the enterprise
  • Collaboration across the C-suite on data ownership, cloud controls and cloud security
  • Ongoing metrics to track the success of your implementation strategy

10:00am - 10:15am  CDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am  CDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Identifying the Way Forward in IAM

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Dan Henke



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TJ Mann

Chief Information Security Officer

Children's Mercy Hospital

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Randy Raw

Vice President, Information Security

Veterans United Home Loans

How are your peers balancing business agility and business security in their identity and access management strategy? Discover how you can benchmark your framework, and learn the most innovative tactics security leaders are using for IAM in their organizations without interrupting core business operations.

In this session, you'll learn more about:

  • Standardizing and automating IAM across an enterprise
  • Methodologies that satisfy users while maintaining adequate access controls in cloud and legacy environments
  • Roadmaps for deciding what tools will fit best

9:00am - 10:00am  CDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Do You Speak Risk?

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Michael Dessert

Senior Executive Advisor - Workforce and Customer Identity and Access


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Chris Reed

Information Security Director

McCarthy Building

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Deepak Sakhrani



Added to the list of bona fides for today’s information security leader is a multilingual mandate for speaking the languages of risk. Business risk, legal risk and more all intertwine with an effective security strategy, yet the owners of each area don’t always see eye to eye. Where business units aren’t looking at risk the same way, an opportunity opens for malicious actors.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Successful examples of cross-functional partnerships in risk management
  • Metrics that effectively describe risk within, and outside of, security
  • Tips for leveraging risk discussions to gain support for security

May 20, 2021

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