2020 Agenda

April 2nd, 2020

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

General Session
Hahn Auditorium

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM

Welcome Remarks

Rick Geritz, Chief Executive Office, LifeJourney
Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

8:35 AM – 9:15 AM

How Can We Lasso The Wild Wild West of Unmanaged & Unsecured IOT Security

Abstract: TBA

Moderator: TBA

Panelists: TBA

9:15 AM – 9:50 AM

Infrastructure Software: Is it the Future of Security?

Abstract: TBA

Moderator: Brian White, Partner, DBO Partners

Panelists: TBA

9:50 AM – 10:10 AM

SINET Annual Impact Award Presentation


Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

Honoree & Keynote Speaker:

To Be Announced

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM


10:20 AM – 10:55 AM

Aligning Your Cybersecurity Program With the Corporate Business Goals and Objectives

Abstract: Cybersecurity is business risk, not simply an IT problem and  security should be intrinsic, foundational and not an afterthought. Taking a proactive approach facilitates board-level cyber initiative buy-in, supports traction across all business lines, improves management alignment for key priorities, and makes data complexity more applicable. Alignment of these complex issues is critical to better business efficiency and security. Our subject matter experts will share their thoughts on how this can be achieved.

Moderator: Selim Aissi, Senior VP & Chief Information Security Officer, Ellie Mae

Geoff Belknap, Chief Information Security Officer, LinkedIn
Brian Fricke, Chief Information Security Officer & IT Risk Head, City National Bank
Rohit Ghai, President, RSA
Teza Mukkavilli, Sr. Director, Head of Information Security/Chief Information Security Officer, The Real Real
Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operating Officer, VMWare

10:55 AM – 11:30 AM

No Zero Trust Without Full Network Visibility

Abstract: The concept that we can implicitly trust network users, devices and applications has proven to be a major vulnerability that has repeatedly been used against us, forcing the adoption of the Zero Trust concept.  But, you cannot build a Zero Trust Architecture without comprehensive network visibility. You must have visibility across users, devices, networks, applications and data for north-south as well as east-west traffic across physical, cloud, and hybrid environments. In this session, the panelists will discuss how network visibility helps in creating a framework before we can establish trust and give access to users and devices. We’ll also talk about best practices for network visibility including people, process, and technology issues and risks associated with implementation of network visibility projects.

Moderator: Jack Hamm, Chief Information Security Officer, Gigamon

Jesper Johansson, Chief Security Architect, GoDaddy
Additional Panelists TBA

11:30 AM – 12:05 PM

Cult of the Dead Cow

Abstract: TBA

Moderator: Joseph Menn, Technology Projects Reporter, Thomson Reuters

Katie Moussouris, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Luta Security
Chris Rioux, Co-founder & Chief Scientist, Veracode
Alex Stamos, Director, Stanford Internet Observatory & Former Chief Security Officer, Facebook
Chris Wysopal, Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder, Veracode

12:05 PM – 12:40 PM

Addressing Your Board On Complex and Technical Matters 

Abstract: TBA

Moderator: Chenxi Wang, Founder & General Partner, Rain Capital

Raymond Cotton, Senior VP & Chief Operating Officer, I.T. Infrastructure, Risk, and Cybersecurity, Wells Fargo
George DeCesare, Senior VP, Chief Technology Risk Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Jennifer Farrell Gold, Vice President Engineering, AQR Capital Management
Suzanne Frey, VP Engineering, Google
Sherry Ryan, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Juniper Networks

12:40 PM – 1:30 PM

SINET Connects: Networking Luncheon
Grand Hall

Maximize this 50-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.   Table Hosts and Topics:

1:30 PM – 2:10 PM

Keynote Roundtable: The Board Perspective on Security

Abstract: TBA

Moderator: Rajeev Chand, Partner & Head of Research, Wing Venture Capital

Dan Hesse, Member Board of Directors, Akamai Technologies & PNC
Scott McGregor, Former Chief Executive Officer, Broadcom & Board Member, Equifax and Applied Materials
Charlie Giancarlo, Chief Executive Officer, Pure Storage & Board Member, Arista Networks and Zscaler

2:10 PM – 2:25 PM

SINET Thinks Forward 

Topic:  TBA

2:25 PM – 3:00 PM

Cybersecurity Venture Investments Continue to Be Robust But For How Long?

Abstract: TBA

Moderator: TBA

Panelists: TBA

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM


3:15 PM – 3:50 PM

CIO Roundtable – How Bonafide is Real ROI And What’s The Value to the Enterprise

Abstract: TBA

Moderator: Anil Earla, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Stealth.AI

Naidu Annamaneni, Chief Information Officer, eSilicon
Srini Cherukuri, Head, Cloud Platform Engineering, PG&E
Shadaab Kanwal, Executive Leader of Digital, Data and Analytics Services, Charles Schwab
Prakash Kota, Chief Information Officer, Autodesk
Wendy Pfeiffer, Chief Information Officer, Nutanix

3:50 PM – 4:25 PM

Security Implications of Digital Transformation

Abstract: The world has changed. Business and personal use of social media and modern digital engagement platforms have blurred over time, creating new enterprise protection challenges for organizations. These modern platforms—such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Instagram, the deep & dark web, mobile app stores and more—are becoming the #1 business driver and #1 security challenge of fast-growing organizations. In this session, the panel will dig into their experiences with rapidly increasing risks across the digital & social media realm. We will shed light on a range of threats that exist “beyond the firewall” that are often invisible to an organization’s current tech stack and SOC processes. The panel of experts will discuss their views on the threats their industries and organizations face and practical advice on gaining visibility and mitigating against these new and emerging risks.

Moderator: James Foster, Chief Executive Officer, ZeroFox

Irv Lachow, Deputy Director, Cyber Security and Execution, The MITRE Corporation
Additional Panelists TBA

4:25 PM – 4:50 PM

SINET Thinks Forward  

Abstract:  TBA

4:50 PM – 5:25 PM

An Inside Look at How CISOs Prioritize Budgets & Evaluate Vendors

Abstract: CISOs are barraged with an overload of solution providers and more innovations enter the market every day.  There is a lot of overlap and the noise is difficult to filter through. What is real and what is not? Hear directly from CISOs about the most critical issues they are facing today and how they prioritize initiatives.  They will discuss their tips for how they quickly evaluate new technology, and how solution providers can partner with them to get to the right solutions for their businesses.

Moderator: John Brennan, Principal, YL Ventures

David Hahn, Chief Security Officer, Silicon Valley Bank
Jack Sullivan, Chief Security & Resiliency Officer, Boston Scientific
Additional Panelists TBA

5:25 PM – 5:30 PM

Closing Remarks 

Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

SINET Connects: Networking Reception

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