Innovation Summit 2019


2018 Agenda
(2019 To Be Announced)

June 7, 2018

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

General Session

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM

Introductory Remarks
Jerry Archer, Senior VP & Chief Security Officer, SallieMae

8:35 AM – 8:40 AM

Welcome Remarks
Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

8:40 AM – 9:20 AM

How Innovation Will Propel a Company’s Ability to Manage Risk and Gain a Competitive Advantage

Abstract:  Today’s businesses operate in an increasingly digitalized and fast changing environment. Operational safety and soundness are cornerstone to being viable in the marketplace. Having the ability to identify, measure, and take risks effectively and efficiently will give companies the advantage to compete. Innovation plays a critical role to make this happen. Our panel will discuss the current state of play, and discuss how innovation will continue to shape risk management practices, helping companies improve time to market and better serve their clients, while optimizing the cost and fulfilling regulatory compliance requirements.

Lin Lu, Head of Operational Risk, Freddie Mac

Catherine Allen, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Santa Fe Group
Suzanne Frey, Director, Security, Trust, Privacy, Compliance, Google
Lisa Humbert, Managing Director & Chief Information Risk Officer, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Julie Porro, Chief Information Security Officer, JetBlue Airways

9:20 AM – 10:00 AM

The Impact of GDPR: What Types of Tools and Models Are Companies Using To Achieve Success?

Abstract: On May 25, 2018, the new GDPR law will be in play, and we have all been preparing for the impact on this new law.  What are the key areas that each company doing business in Europe or interacting with EU citizens needs to be prepared for?  How do we demonstrate compliance and proper due diligence to the new law? This panel will share practices they have prepared so far and also provide insight on what to expect from EU regulators. These speakers will discuss whether this new law will actually deliver stronger security and privacy for all. And finally, do they believe this law will be enforced with fines up to $23 Million dollars or 4% of annual turnover, whichever is higher.

Kobi Freedman, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, IDRRA

Mark Connelly, Chief Information Security Officer, Boston Consulting Group
David Hahn, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Hearst

Yonesy Nunez, Senior Vice President & Group Information Security Leader – Wholesale, WIM, and International, Wells Fargo Bank
Matthieu Vaillant,
Head of Cyber Security, BNPParibas

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

SINET Thinks Forward with Freedom House
Guest Speaker: Michael Abramowitz,
President, Freedom House 

Topic:  Internet Censorship, Manipulation, and Shutdowns: Newest Threats to Internet Freedom Globally

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM


10:30 AM – 11:10 AM

Tomorrow’s Visibility & Governance Models That Enhance Third Party Risk Management

Abstract: According to the World Economic Forum, cyber risk is viewed by the wider risk community as the risk most likely to intensify in 2018 and arguably one of the top three issues keeping both CISOs and business leaders up at night. With adversaries continually adopting new tactics, techniques, and procedures, it is challenging to truly “see” the many risk factors that can put corporations’ fortunes, futures and reputations at stake. While it is impossible to completely eliminate risk, CISOs, business executives, and board members are working diligently to expand risk visibility and adopt governance models to demonstrate their preparedness to management. These panelists will explore strategies CISOs can apply to establish visibility and governance models that enhance third party risk management within their supply chains. They will also provide insights how CISOs can expand the effectiveness of their cyber risk management programs by applying a data-driven approach to metrics and KPIs that is meaningful and impactful to business leaders.

Scott Schneider, Chief Revenue Officer, CyberGRX

Devon Bryan, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, The Federal Reserve System
Edna Conway, Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, Cisco
Vikram Phatak,
Chief Executive Officer, NSS Labs
John Weinschenk,
General Manager, Enterprise Network & Application Security, Spirent Communications

11:10 AM – 11:50 AM

Leveraging Automation, AI & Machine Learning to Improve Detection, Prevention & Protection of Networks

Abstract: We are poised at the beginning of a new industrial revolution, this one powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.  The past several years have seen rapid advances in AI technology, driven in large part by deep neural networks. Machines have bested humans in a variety of games, including chess, Jeopardy, Go, and poker, and are now being applied to help solve a wide variety of practical problems, such as health care, finance, transportation and on national security and critical infrastructure protection. As AI improves, machines will be capable of handling more sophisticated tasks in more complex environments, sometimes aiding human decision-making and sometimes operating autonomously.

Past industrial revolutions led to changes in the balance of power between nations and even the fundamental building blocks of power, with coal- and steel-producing nations benefiting and oil becoming a global strategic resource. The AI revolution has similar potential to shift power globally among nation-states and private actors. Hear how these professionals are leveraging AI & machine learning to detect & prevent intrusions and protect networks and their vision of where AI will take us, both the good and the bad.  

Jay Gonzales, Chief Information Security Officer, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Golan Ben-Oni, Global Chief Information Officer, IDT Corporation
Richard Rushing, Chief Information Security Officer, Motorola Mobility

Kumar Saurabh, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, LogicHub

Anthony Vinci, Chief Technology Officer, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

11:50 AM – 12:50 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:

12:50 PM – 1:30 PM

The Pros and Cons of Cryptocurrencies: Its Economic Impact, Security Concerns and Anticipated Direction of this Volatile Currency

Abstract: Cryptocurrencies and cryptotokens are a half-trillion dollar market and are likely to grow even larger. With over 1,500 cryptocurrencies and cryptotokens, and a thriving ICO market, combined with an ever-more interested regulatory community , this panel of diverse experts will discuss:

  • There is an impact of cryptocurrencies on the investment market.  They are becoming a recognized asset class amongst hedge funds and traditional investment firms alike.  What does it mean that Goldman Sachs has recently hired a head for cryptocurrency trading, yet also has talent being poached by other crypto-focused firms?  How do we think about overall economic impact of cryptocurrencies in emerging markets?
  • Criminals have rushed into cryptocurrencies as a means of pseudonymous transactions.  But what is perhaps more meaningful are the impacts of theft and fraud on cryptocurrency investors, exchanges and everyday users.  For example, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck lost $530 million in tokens and is one of many that have suffered losses due to theft. Cryptocurrency malware has exploded in 2018.  Will these thefts bring calls for regulation and more decentralized trading of cryptocurrencies?
  • The regulatory environment is cracking down on cryptocurrencies.  Will these changes dampen enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies, or will they create a more secure and investable asset class, and thereby encourage growth?
  • There are a large number of decentralization projects using blockchains and cryptocurrencies, and these have received billions of dollars in investment.  Most have not launched yet. What is the anticipated future impact of these decentralized currencies, decentralized governance and self-regulation?

Dave Jevans, Chief Executive Officer, Ciphertrace

Ivan Novikov, Chief Executive Officer, Wallarm
Jim Schneider, FinTech Equity Research, Goldman Sachs
Valerie Szczepanik, 
Asst. Director, Division of Enforcement Cyber Unit & Head, Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

SINET Thinks Forward
Guest Speaker: William Evanina, Director, National Counterintelligence and Security Center


Supply Chain and Critical Infrastructure Threats to our Nation and How Businesses Can Mitigate Those Threats

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

How Security Professionals Are Managing Risk, Governance and Compliance Concerns In The Cloud Environment

Abstract: Cloud Computing is becoming pervasive in the industry as a means of cutting costs while preserving essential IT services.  But how does an organization ensure effective governance and compliance whilst managing the risks of cloud computing? This panel of experts will discuss their experiences with cloud computing and what they have found works and doesn’t work in the field of GRC.  A sample of topics to be covered include: contractual provisions and SLAs with cloud computing providers; the need for third party services such as CASBs; how to ensure compliance in a cloud environment; incident response and what new risks arise with using cloud providers?

Xinping Zhu, Vice President, Legal and Compliance, Morgan Stanley

Jerry Archer, Senior VP & Chief Security Office, Sallie Mae
Gordon Chaffee, Director of Engineering, Google Cloud
Paul Raines
, Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Mgt & Technology, United Nations Development Programme
Gleb Reznik, Vice President, Head of Cloud Security, Capital One
Derek Vadala, Managing Director & Chief Information Security Officer, Moody’s Corporation

2:30 PM – 3:10 PM

Enhancing Board Oversight of Cyber Risk Management

Abstract: Cybersecurity continues to be front and center on board agendas. Every time a cyber attack hits the headlines, board members and other stakeholders are reminded of the possible material threat such incidents pose. New regulatory and reporting developments at the federal, state and even global levels have made cybersecurity risk oversight even more challenging.

Board members seek assurances from management that their cyber risk management programs will reduce the risk of attacks and, when necessary, will detect, respond and recover from any attack that does happen. Investors, customers, business partners and regulators are looking for this information as well.

This panel will discuss the key roles for boards in overseeing cyber risk management, the challenges in executing board oversight roles, the practical steps to enhance cyber risk governance, and the attributes of high-quality board cyber risk reporting.

Mark Watson, Deputy Leader, Financial Services Center for Board Matters, EY

Homaira Akbari, Board Member, Santander Bank, Veolia, Gemalto & President & CEO, AKnowledge Partners
Tom Glocer, Board Member, Morgan Stanley, Merck, & Publicis & Founder, BlueVoyant
Robert H. Herz, Board Member, Fannie Mae, Morgan Stanley, Workiva Inc., Paxos & President, Robert H. Herz LLC

3:10 PM – 3:25 PM


3:25 PM – 3:50 PM

Fireside Chat with Phil Venables Andy Ozment of Goldman Sachs

Topic: Independent Risk Management of Cybersecurity

Abstract: It is ever more critical to provide the Board and other leadership with an independent assessment of cybersecurity risk integrated with other business risks. However, solving for this independence by simply moving the CISO function out of Technology organization can be counter-productive to their ability to fully embed and integrate the right controls into the IT architecture from the ground-up : secure products not just security products. There are many ways to resolve this balance, the one chosen by Goldman Sachs was to re-align the risk assessment and metrics/limit setting activities into a much expanded Operational/Enterprise Risk group outside of Technology in the Corporate Risk function and retaining a sizeable core CISO function focused on cybersecurity engineering and operations within a broader technology risk mitigation portfolio. Phil and Andy will talk about the motivations for this change, the design and wider adjustments beyond just cybersecurity risk and, now 18 months into this change, will talk about what worked and what needed adjustment.

Robert Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

Phil Venables, Partner & Chief Operational Risk Officer, Goldman Sachs
Andy Ozment, Chief Information Security Officer, Goldman Sachs

3:50 PM – 4:30 PM

What’s Hot – What’s Not: Dollars, Deals, Exits and the Cybersecurity Investment & Threat Landscape

Abstract: Learn what type of solutions CISOs are prioritizing, what investors are investing in and which companies are the most well funded. Find out who are the top investors and acquirers and where the bulk of M&A and IPO activity is occurring. This presentation will also provide a view into what the latest investment landscape looks like today and in the near future in the following areas:

– The rise of digital identity security
– Startups to watch
– Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon (FAMGA) investments in Cybersecurity and identity
– Blockchain identity security trends
-Connected vehicles security
-Firmware and supply chain security
-Hybrid-cloud security

William Altman, Senior Intelligence Analyst, Cybersecurity, CB Insights

Renee Guttmann-Stark, Chief Information Security Officer, Campbell Soup Company
Moriah Hara, Global Chief Information Security Officer, IPG
Aaron Jacobson,
Partner, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
Induprakas Keri, VP Blockchain/DLT, Intuit
Gaurav Tuli
, Partner, F-Prime Capital Partners

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM

SINET Thinks Forward
Guest Speaker: Edward Brindley, Acting Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity, United States Department of Defense


Department of Defense Cyber Resiliency

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Budgetary Allocations, Priorities & Strategies That Help CISOs Win Support From Their Boards

Abstract: With the increased attention on Cybersecurity, it is no longer enough to have knowledge of DLP, GDPR, vulnerability management, orchestration, etc. The 21st century CISO must also address budgetary, risk and other “C” level concerns as a senior risk executive. This knowledge and accompanying strategies must also be designed to support enterprise wide decision making that will enable the business across all corporate division lines. They must produce ROI, anticipate one to three year budget cycles, address program risks and opportunities, as well as impact assessments, core business principles and be able to articulate purchase/loss effect, etc. These executives will share their approach to achieving BOD level support and share how to translate your technology pitch towards an executive level audience.

Chad Sweet, Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group

Brian Fricke, Chief Information Security Officer, Bank of the Ozarks
Kevin Nally, Chief Information Officer, US Secret Service
Jan Quach,
Solutions Director, LogPoint
David Stender, Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer, M&T Bank
Jason Witty, Executive VP & Chief Information Security Officer, US Bank

5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Robert Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder SINET

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

SINET Connects: Networking Reception

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