Innovation Summit 2020


2019 Agenda (2020 To Be Announced)

June 13, 2019

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM


8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

General Session

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM

Welcome Remarks
Rick Geritz, Chief Executive Officer, LifeJourney
Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

8:35 AM – 9:15 AM

Moving Entire Legacy Systems Into the Cloud & How to Rethink Cybersecurity

Abstract:  Your organization wants to move entirely into the cloud, but have you thought through all the considerations?  Should you move legacy data or just net new? Lift-and-shift or optimize? How do you remain compliant in regards to privacy and security? Do you lock in or not lock? What about a Zero Trust Network?  These are just a sample of the questions this panel of experienced, esteemed cyber executives plan to discuss.

Ed Sim, Founder & Managing Partner, BoldStart Ventures

Suzanne Frey, Vice President, Engineering, Google Cloud
Shaun Khalfan, Vice President Information Security, Freddie Mac
Joseph Klimavicz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for IRM & Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Justice
Ranji Narine, Head of Cloud, RBC

Bobby Singh, CISO & Global Head of Infrastructure Services, Toronto Stock Exchange

9:15 AM – 9:55 AM

Security and DevOps: Can They Co-Exist

Abstract: If DevOps is defined as “an enterprise software development phrase used to mean a type of agile relationship between development and IT operations” and “the goal of DevOps is to change and improve the relationship by advocating better communication and collaboration between these two business units”, where does security come in?  This esteemed panel will share some thought leadership on the topic, as well as success stories.

Manish Gupta, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, ShiftLeft

Sameer Dixit, Vice President, Security Consulting, Spirent Communications
Emmet Keeffe III, Founder, Insight IGNITE, Operating Partner, Insight Partners
Pablo Martinez, Head of Cyber Operations, Fidelity Investments
W. Patrick Opet, Managing Director, Head of Technology, Cybersecurity & Technology Controls, JPMorgan Chase

9:55 AM – 10:10 AM

Keynote Address

Speaker: Karen Evans, Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, US Department of Energy

Topic: Roadmap to Energy’s Future – Public-Private Partnerships

10:10 AM – 10:25 AM


10:25 AM – 11:05 AM

Models & Approaches Making It Difficult for the Adversaries

Abstract: As organized criminal cyber enterprises attempt to attack our systems, what are we doing to make their efforts not worth their time? Is there more we should be doing? This esteemed panel will discuss models they feel help make ROI for thieves difficult, labor intensive and time consuming to the point that they fail or pass on targets. Should we look at adversaries as a business, and if so, how could we adversely affect their objectives and goals?  How do we act both proactively & reactively?

Shawn Henry, President, Services Division & Chief Security Officer, Crowdstrike

Geoffrey Brown, Chief Information Security Officer, City of New York
Brigadier General Jennifer G. Buckner,
Director of Cyber, Electronic Welfare, Information Operations, United States Army
Patrick Ford,
Chief Information Security Officer, Americas Region, Schneider Electric
Pat Muoio,
Partner, Sinewave Ventures
Alex Rice,
Chief Technology Officer, HackerOne

11:05 AM – 11:20 AM

SINET Thinks Forward with Joshua Skule, Executive Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Topic: EA Director Skule will share some thought leadership around Threat Intelligence, Information Sharing, Crisis management, Brokering Relationships, the Evolution of the Threat Landscape & Encryption, and how they are playing a role in his department’s cybersecurity operations.

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM

What Does the Next Generation of Security and the 2020 Investment Market Look Like?

Abstract: As the activity amongst the attack vectors changes, so does industry’s cybersecurity needs. What are the emerging technologies? In both the public and private sectors, where are organizations investing? This panel of esteemed industry professionals will discuss what they currently see and beyond.

Deborah Feyerick, Journalist, CNN National Correspondent (ret)

William Altman, Senior Intelligence Analyst, CB Insights
Nadia Carlsten,
Ph.D., Founder, BoldQubit
Renee Guttmann, Chief Information Security Officer, Campbell Soup Company

Mark Hatfield, Founder & General Partner, Ten Eleven Ventures
Siddhant Trivedi,
Partner, Foundation Capital

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

SINET Connects: Networking Luncheon

Maximize this 60-minute luncheon by sitting down in an informal and intimate setting with distinguished security thought leaders and experts. Topics will focus on how solution providers can best shape their business strategies to meet the needs of the market.  To view the list of Lunch Table Hosts & their topics:

1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

Running Your Security Organization Utilizing A Cyber Defense Matrix & Sound Risk Metric Models

Abstract: Many organizations are using matrices such as the Cyber Defense Matrix to monitor, inform and report on security operations. Many are also using Sound Risk Metrics Models to monitor their operations and report to their board/management. How does one choose a matrix or model? Why are they effective? What sort of actions and from who do they affect?  

Moriah Hara, CISO Advisory Board, ClearSky

Boaz Gelbord, Chief Information Security Officer, Dun & Bradstreet
Derek Vadala, Global Head of MIS Cyber Risk Group, Moody’s
John Zangardi, Chief Information Officer, US Department of Homeland Security
Jamie Herman, Chief Information Security Officer, Geller & Company

1:40 PM – 2:20 PM

Leveraging Analytics That Increase Visibility In Order To Solve Real World Problems

Abstract: Analytics are being applied to help with both old and new problems. Risk mitigation, controlling costs, loss recovery, and identifying insider threats are just some of the common challenges where cyber organizations are using analytics. This panel of esteemed executives will discuss how they have integrated the use of analytics in their organizations.

Chad Sweet, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Chertoff Group

Pete Boden, General Manager of Security Intelligence and Engineering, Microsoft
Kurt Lieber, VP & Chief Information Security Officer, Aetna
Jasen Meece, Chief Revenue Officer, Cloudentity
David Stender, Senior VP & Chief Security Officer, M&T Bank

2:20 PM – 3:00 PM

Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Threat Intelligence and How Viable is AI Today?

Abstract: Large organizations leverage threat intelligence teams and tools to support various security functions.  However, most intelligence providers associate value with data volume – leading to high rates of false positives.  Meanwhile, industry trends toward orchestration and integration have provided efficiencies in operations while threat intelligence lags behind due to human analyst bottlenecks. The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity has already shown a great deal of promise. This panel explores the unique challenges of applying AI to threat intelligence to include understanding where such technology can be most effective, identifying intelligence workflows that can be overcome by AI, understanding what AI can provide today vs. in the future, and how AI can reduce the need for analyst manpower.

Paulo Shakarian, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

Durgesh Gupta, Global Head of Database and Infrastructure Program Management, NASDAQ
Chris Hetner, Managing Director, Marsh Risk Consulting
Steven Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Centripetal Networks
Richard Rushing, Chief Information Security Officer, Motorola Mobility
Josh Stabiner, Chief Information Security Officer, General Atlantic

3:00 PM – 3:40 PM

Managing Risk in the Digital Transformation Age – From Employee Culture to the Board, Translating Cyber Security and Risk into an Operational Risk Conversation

Abstract: From Employee Culture to the Board, Translating Cyber Security and Risk into an Operational Risk Conversation organizations continue to struggle to adopt best practices in security, training, and information sharing across the globe. Adding to this, mainly due to increasing regulation and digital transformation strategies, is higher scrutiny from the board which is creating an increasing dichotomy between how technology and security is portrayed and what board members are seeking and able to understand. This session will discuss newer thinking around enterprise cyber risk management through culture, effective risk quantification, and best practices in reporting cyber risk posture to the non-technical stakeholder.

Anthony Dagostino, Global Head of Cyber Risk, Willis Towers Watson

Rohit Ghai, President, RSA Security
Peter Gouldmann, Enterprise Risk Officer-Cyber, US Department of State
Henry Jiang
, Chief Information Security Officer, Diligent Corporation
Michael Johnson, Senior VP & Chief Information Security Officer, Capital One
Patricia Titus, Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer, Markel Corporation

3:40 PM – 3:55 PM


3:55 PM – 4:30 PM

M&A Trends in Cybersecurity

AbstractWhat is trending for cybersecurity companies in the area of mergers & acquisitions? This panel of cyber industry watchers will discuss recent mergers and acquisitions, as well as answer many questions such as: What is driving consolidation? Are we seeing fragmentation? Where are the opportunities in security? What does a CISO look for in an early or mid stage company, and what makes a company stand out?

Brian White, Partner, DBO Partners

Brian Chang, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus LLC
Thomas Krane,
Vice President, Insight Venture Partners
Conan Reidy, Senior VP, Corporate Development & Technology Alliances, Rapid7
Adam Fletcher, Chief Information Security Officer, Blackstone

4:30 PM – 4:50 PM

SINET Thinks Forward with Shawn Turskey, NSA Senior Executive Rep to DHS


Are We Urgent Enough About AI/ML in Cybersecurity?

4:50 PM – 5:30 PM

Cyber Threat Intelligence Information Sharing Partnerships & Models That Work

Abstract: With many Information Sharing partnerships in play, how would we rate the flow of information between government and private industry? What’s working and not working? What could the different sectors of government do better? Are the various ISACs working effectively? This panel will discuss their experiences with information sharing to include the types of information they need and what would be useful in the future.

Robert Biestman, Private Sector Outreach/Engagement Lead, DHS Office of Intelligence & Analysis

Cynthia Cama, Assistant Vice President, Chief Security Office, AT&T
Lauren Dana Rosenblatt, Executive Director, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, The Estee Lauder Companies

Kristin Royster, Senior Vice President, GIS External Engagement, Bank of America
Fred Schwien,
Director of Homeland Security Programs & Strategy, The Boeing Company
Xinping Zhu, Vice President, Legal & Compliance, Morgan Stanley

5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Robert Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder SINET

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

SINET Connects: Networking Reception

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