THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The community will reconvene in New York at SINET Innovation Summit on July 30th, 2020.

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 – 9:10 AM

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

Abstract: TBA

Curtis Simpson, Chief Information Security Officer, Armis & Former Chief Information Security Officer, Sysco

Abhishek Agarwal, Chief Information Security Officer, Fresenius Medical Care
Tom August, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, John Muir Health
Satish Gannu, Chief Security Officer & Senior Vice President Architecture and Analytics, ABB
Friedrich Wetschnig, Chief Information Security Officer & VP Enterprise Information Technology, Flex

9:10 AM – 9:45 AM

Infrastructure Software: Is it the Future of Security?

Abstract: TBA

Brian White, Partner, DBO Partners

Jason Min, Head of Strategy, Checkpoint
Jim Pflaging, Managing Partner, Cynergy Partners, Inc.
Gyan Prakash, Chief Technology Officer, SecureX & (Former) Sr. Director, Head of Application Security & Security Engineering, VISA

9:45 AM – 10:05 AM

SINET Annual Impact Award Presentation


Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

Honoree & Keynote Speaker:

Jim Routh, Chief Information Security Officer, MassMutual

10:05 AM – 10:15 AM


10:15 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.

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

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
Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer, Cloudflare

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.

Jack Hamm, Chief Information Security Officer, Gigamon

Bill Yue Chen, Head of Cloud Security & Chief Security Architect, Visa, Inc.
Gary Gooden, Chief Information Security Officer at Seattle Children’s
Kim Green, Senior Director, IT Security & Compliance, Rodan & Fields
Michael Makstman, City Chief Information Security Officer, City and County of San Francisco

11:30 AM – 12:20 PM

Cult of the Dead Cow and the Battle for Hacker Hearts and Minds

Abstract: Cult of the Dead Cow is the oldest and most influential U.S. hacking group, known for inventing the word hacktivism and releasing tools that allowed almost anyone to hack Windows machines, which helped pressure Microsoft into doing security better. The group’s members then founded influential security companies @stake and Veracode and ran cybersecurity grantmaking at DARPA.

Though it began as a group of teenage Bulletin Board Service operators and morphed many times over the past 35 years, cDc has long been about finding new way to make people more secure.

The stakes continued to rise after the group’s heyday, with cyberwar, mass surveillance and disinformation now commonplace issues inside mainstream tech companies as well as government agencies.

What does this mean for security companies, agencies and tech more broadly? The way to get the best hackers is to make a play for idealists who want to get things done. 

Moderated by 20-year security journalist and bestselling Cult of the Dead Cow book author Joseph Menn, this panel features four veterans of @stake: founders Chris Rioux and Chris Wysopal, who went on to found Veracode; bug bounty entrepreneur Katie Moussouris; and Alex Stamos of Stanford, the former chief security officer at Facebook.

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

12:20 PM – 1:15 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:

1:15 PM – 1:55 PM

Keynote Roundtable: The Board Perspective on Security

Abstract: TBA

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

1:55 PM – 2:35 PM

Addressing Your Board On Complex and Technical Matters 

Abstract: TBA

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 Vice President and Chief Technology Risk Officer (Technology Risk Office), Kaiser Permanente
Jennifer Farrell Gold, Advisory Board Member, LIFARS
Suzanne Frey, VP Engineering, Google
Sherry Ryan, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Juniper Networks

2:35 PM – 3:10 PM

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

Abstract: TBA

Ariel Tseitlin, Partner, Scale Venture Partners

Matt Carbonara,
Managing Director, Citi Ventures
Nikhil Gupta,
Vice President Strategy, Cloud Security, Sophos
Jay Leek,
Managing Director, ClearSky

3:10 PM – 3:20 PM


3:20 PM – 3:55 PM

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

Abstract: TBA

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

Naidu Annamaneni, Chief Information Officer, eSilicon
Srinivas 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

3:55 PM – 4:35 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.

James Foster,
Chief Executive Officer, ZeroFox

Tamer Hassan, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, WhiteOps
Ralf Hoelzer, Distinguished Technologist Cybersecurity, HP
Mark Sutton, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Bain Capital

4:35 PM – 4:50 PM

SINET Thinks Forward with Taher Elgamal, Chief Technology Officer, Security, Salesforce

Abstract:  TBA

4:50 PM – 5:30 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.

Yoav Leitersdorf,
Managing Partner, YL Ventures

Greg Crabb, Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President, USPS
David Hahn
, Chief Security Officer, Silicon Valley Bank
Tim O’Neill, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Blue Shield of CA

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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