The Leadership Board represents the region’s most prominent organizations and thought leadership. Board members recommend and vet topics, speakers and industry partners, ensuring each Exchange addresses the region’s most significant concerns.
Jim Cameli, VP, Global CISO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Todd Fitzgerald, CISO & Cybersecurity Leadership Author, CISO Spotlight
Stephan Hundley, Director, Governance, Risk & Security, TTX Company
Waqas Akkawi, VP & CISO, SIRVA, Inc.
Robert S. Allen, SVP, CISO, Brighthouse Financial
Daniel Ayala, CISO & CPO, Secratic
Tonya Baez, Director, Internal Audit, DePaul University
Ray Bagherian, CISO - CDO, Pampered Chef
Greg Bee, CISO, Pekin Insurance
Joseph Burkard, CSO, Alight Solutions
John Colburn, Director, IT, Security & Compliance, Sprout Social, Inc.
Joe DeCosmo, Chief Analytics Officer, Enova International
Leslie Gall, CMO, Alight Solutions
Erik Hart, CISO, Cushman & Wakefield
Victor Hsiang, Director, Information Security, GATX Corporation
Kathie Koch, CIO, Columbia College Chicago
Fred Kwong, CISO, Delta Dental Plans Association
Carmen V. Lidz, Vice Chancellor & CIO, City Colleges of Chicago
Edward Marchewka, Director, Information & Technology Services, Gift of Hope
Brad Marr, Senior Director & CISO, Life Fitness
Seth McCallister, CTO, HUB International Limited
John Mohr, CIO, MacArthur Foundation
Sam Monasteri, CISO, ACCO Brands
Prasanna Ramakrishnan, Global Head, Infosec Risk, Signify (Philips Lighting)
Richard Rushing, CISO, Motorola Mobility, Inc.
Sunil Thomas, Group CIO – Business & Workforce, State of Illinois
Arlene Yetnikoff, Director of Information Security, DePaul University
Kicking off with tapas and signature cocktails, attendees can connect with peers across industries.
Note: Please arrive on time for pre-event hors d’oeuvres.
Check back as we confirm speakers.
Now comes your turn to share ideas. Each table is headed by a Discussion Leader, ready with questions based on the keynote panel topic. Tables will collectively brainstorm opportunities to address challenges addressed by the panel. Attendees will then switch tables twice to discuss a new set of challenges and questions with a different group of peers. This allows attendees to connect and have in-depth conversations with more peers bringing unique perspectives from across different disciplines and industries.
Discussions will continue to percolate across the entire space as attendees have the opportunity to refresh drinks and tapas.
The program closes by wrapping up the evening’s conversation into tangible takeaways to implement into your own organization.
Speakers are recommended and vetted by the Leadership.
Check back regularly for speaker announcements.
Solutions providers are vetted to include only the organizations bringing the most successful and innovative solutions to market. Sponsors must be approved by the Leadership Board.
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To learn more about the Chicago Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange or to answer any questions, please contact:
Scott Pond, Executive Director
New membership are not allowed.