2019 Agenda (2020 To Be Announced)

April 11th, 2019

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

Mature Models That Leverage AI & Machine Learning to Detect and Respond to External and Internal Threats

Abstract: The adversaries are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to attack, but how are we using AI/ML to detect threats and stop attacks?  This panel will discuss how methodologies such as predictive modeling, digital transformation, machine learning, etc. are being used to detect, respond, and ultimately defend against attacks.  

Moderator: David Hahn, Chief Security Officer, Silicon Valley Bank

George Kurtz, President, CEO & Founder, CrowdStrike
Jonathan Rogers, Vice President, Operations, Centripetal Networks
Narudom Roongsiriwong, Senior Vice President, Head of IT Security, Kiatnakin Bank
Friedrich Wetschnig, CISO & VP Enterprise Information Technologies, Flex

9:15 AM – 9:50 AM

Automating Multi Cloud Visibility and Compliance 

Abstract: In a multi-cloud environment, the challenge of containing threats gets compounded by the need to consistently segment applications, work flows, and data as they move across various cloud environments.  Visibility is a fundamental concern in a multi-cloud reality. Securing today’s rapidly changing and high-performance environment requires continually assessing the security of the organization’s IT portfolio. One of the biggest issues organizations face when attempting to secure a multi cloud infrastructure is establishing consistent management and enforcement of security policies. This panel will discuss how automation can assist with visibility and compliance.  

Moderator: Alexander Doll, Founder, Managing Member, Ten Eleven Ventures

Sandy Bird, Co-Founder, Sonrai Security
Laurent Gil, Product Strategist & Evangelist, Oracle Cloud, Oracle
Nikhil Gupta, VP Strategy, Cloud Security, Sophos Inc.
David M’Raihi, Ph.D, Head of Product Security, Pure Storage

9:50 AM – 10:10 AM

SINET Annual Impact Award Presentation


Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

Honoree & Keynote Speaker:

Phil Venables, Senior Advisor (Risk & Cybersecurity) & Board Director, Goldman Sachs Bank

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM


10:20 AM – 10:55 AM

How Do We Mitigate Risk as the Digital and Physical Worlds Continue to Converge

Abstract: “The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving, and we need to ensure we’re properly positioned to defend America’s infrastructure from threats digital and physical,” DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement.  Half of all cyber threats to an organization originate within the organization itself, and the convergence of an organization’s physical and digital security systems is playing a greater role in overall security. This panel of both digital and physical executives will discuss their challenges, best practices, and what they are doing to help mitigate risks to their organizations.

Moderator: Mike Bryant, Corporate Security Manager, M&T Bank 

Mike D’Ambrosio, DAD Office of Investigations, U.S. Secret Service
Pat Geonetta, Head of Corporate Security, Twitter
Jeff Irvine, Chief Security Officer, American Express
Nick Lovrien, Chief Global Security Officer, Facebook

10:55 AM – 11:30 AM

Approaches That Are Accelerating the Building, Creating And Hiring of Superior Talent and Job Skills

Abstract: Everyone in cybersecurity knows there is a current industry labor shortage and a great need to accelerate the growth of the workforce for the future. This panel will discuss some of their best practices for identifying, hiring, and training new members for their teams. They will also discuss topics such as modernization, burnout, location and organizational hiring processes that impact the growth of their workforces.

Moderator: David Machlis, Founder, Intercast Staffing

Victoriano Casas III, Information Security Officer, Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation
Justinian Fortenberry,
Chief Information Security Officer, Grubhub
Nick Shevelyov, Chief Information Officer, Silicon Valley Bank
Dr. John Zangardi,
Chief Information Officer, US Department of Homeland Security

11:30 AM – 12:05 PM

CISO Collaboration and Information Sharing Models That Are Making A Difference

Abstract: Strong relationships between different organizations will lead to better information sharing practices and enhanced protection of each organization’s system. But what are the challenges involved? What  opportunities exist? What models are working to build trust between participating parties? This group of esteemed security executives will discuss their findings and collaborative experiences.

Moderator: Karl Mattson, Chief Information Security Officer, City National Bank

Ed Cabrera, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Trend Micro
Vivek Khindria, Vice President, Security & Risk, Loblaw Companies Ltd
Dana Carter, Sr. Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Sutter Health
Evan Wheeler, VP Risk Mgmt & Chief Information Security Officer, Edelman Financial Engines

12:05 PM – 12:40 PM

How is the Abundance of Data Impacting the Role of Risk Executives? How We Better Understand, Analyze and Leverage Data to Make Actionable Decisions  

Abstract: How does one protect ALL data? We used to be able to better prioritize and protect the important data. Today, there are data sets that are important, but traditionally have not been prioritized, and for various reasons, it is becoming necessary to protect these sets just like your most valuable IP. How do we secure this data in a way which does not burden the organization and allows operators to do their job efficiently and timely?  Our esteemed panel will discuss their experiences.

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

Marianne Bailey, Deputy National Manager for US National Security Systems, National Security Agency
Essye B. Miller
, Principal Deputy, U.S. Department of Defense Chief Information Officer
Boyden Rohner, Deputy Director for Operations, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center

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 – 1:45 PM

SINET Thinks Forward with Dr. John Zangardi, Chief Information Officer, US Department of Homeland Security

Topic:  The Right People for the Modernization Mission, Now and in the Future

1:45 PM – 2:25 PM

The 21st Century CISO Moving From a Cost Center to a Business Enabler and Driver

Abstract: Today’s CISO has been able to leverage data, technologies, models and people in order to enable the business through a better understanding and alignment with the business and their objectives. What are some examples of success around integrating new technologies? What have been the most difficult challenges? How are the security risks weighed before implementing? What examples of success have you had by leveraging data and integrating new technologies to achieve your goals, and if there are no solutions available today, what would they look like in the future? These questions will fuel the discussion amongst our panel of security executives.

Moderator:  Siddhant Trivedi, Partner, Foundation Capital

Colin Anderson, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Levi Strauss & Co
Jay Gonzales, Chief Information Security Officer, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
Erik Naugle, Vice President, Cyber Security, Intuit
David Tsao, Chief Information Security Officer, Byton

2:25 PM – 3:00 PM

Looking at Innovation In Acquisition: 2020 and Beyond

Abstract: Innovation is an overused buzzword, and, true innovation in government acquisition is even more challenging to find. This panel will explore real innovation where one can find teamwork, creativity, agility, leadership, and other highly sought after characteristics. In particular, with the next decade around the corner, they want to address the potential for real innovation going forward. 

Moderator: Melissa Oh, Managing Director, US Department of Homeland Security S&T

Michael Brown, Managing Director, Defense Innovation Unit, US Department of Defense
Karl Gumtow, Executive Director, Maryland Innovation & Security Institute
Joseph Klimavicz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Chief Information Officer
Benjamin Tuttle,
PhD, Chief Technology Officer,

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM


3:15 PM – 3:50 PM

How Security Compliance Architecture Can Reduce Risk In The Cloud Environment

Abstract: Organizations are moving to the cloud, and some say we are measurably safer in the cloud, while others are very concerned about the risk. This group of esteemed panelists will discuss how using tools such as a Software-Defined Perimeter, Privacy by Design, encryption, authentication, and Fusion Centers can assist an organization to minimize risk in the cloud.

Moderator: Jerry Archer, Senior VP & Chief Security Officer, Sallie Mae

Srini Cherukuri, Head, Global IT Operations, Matson Navigation Co, Inc.
Ronald Layton
, Vice President, Converged Security Operations, Sallie Mae
Natasha Shevelyov, Manager, Information Governance, VMware

3:50 PM – 4:25 PM

What Type Of Tools And Talent Will We Need to Fight The Next Generation Of Attacks

Abstract: Assaults on chip-level hardware, weaponization, alteration and destruction of big data, crypto mining threats, malware infiltration of Industrial Control Systems safety infrastructures and cloud-based attacks demand sophisticated and innovative solutions – what should these look like and where are they? Security is not about tools, it is not about people, it is not about processes; it is about everything working together. It is also not about “designing a perfect tomorrow”, but we can’t imagine a world in which we can abandon what we have today. This panel will discuss how it believes the industry needs to evolve.

Moderator: Manish Gupta, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, ShiftLeft

Raymond Cotton, SVP & Chief Operating Officer, I.T. Infrastructure, Risk, and Cybersecurity, Wells Fargo Bank
Rene Mayrhofer, Director, Android Platform Security, Google
Patrick Peterson, Founder & CEO , Agari
Dr. Rajiv Ramaswami, Chief Operating Officer, Products and Cloud Services, VMware

4:25 PM – 4:50 PM

SINET Thinks Forward with Vivek Wadhwa, Distinguished Fellow, Harvard University & Carnegie Mellon University

Abstract: Exponential technologies and exponential vulnerabilities:  Wadhwa will show how the five top emerging technologies are advancing exponentially—and bringing with them many exponential dangers.  The single greatest challenges facing cyber security as a whole is the pace of change. Whether it be self-driving cars, virtual and augmented reality, industrial robotics, gene editing, and 3d printing, all create amazing opportunities and risks. He will paint a picture of what’s coming just around the curve, and what trends and concerns will be driving the next decade of cyber security.

4:50 PM – 5:25 PM

How To Be A CISO’s Partner and Not An Annoyance: Building a Purpose Driven Culture

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

Satish Gannu,
Chief Security Officer, ABB
Ryan Gurney,
Chief Security Officer, Looker
Kurt Lieber
, VP & Chief Information Security Officer, Aetna
Sherry Ryan, VP & Chief Information Security Officer, Juniper Networks
Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer, Cloudflare, Inc.

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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