2019 Chicago Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange

    Securing an Increasingly Interconnected World


    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.

    Leadership Board


    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.

    Securing an Increasingly Interconnected World

    As the world becomes ever more interconnected, there is increasing pressure for information security executives to have visibility and leadership over initiatives being implemented. This panel discussion focuses on upcoming IoT risks, opportunities, responsibilities and outlines privacy and ethical concepts to plan around in order to create an environment where devices operate securely.

    Aspects this Panel will Address:

    • The current landscape of connected device security
    • Who owns this problem? Manufacturers or companies purchasing IoT products?
    • Risks and compliance around IoT capabilities
    • Privacy regulations


    Lisa Beth Lentini Walker Adjunct Law Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law; Former Assistant General Counsel, CCO & Enterprise Risk Council Co-Chair, Deluxe Corporation
    Stephan Hundley, Director, Governance, Risk & Security, TTX Company
    Rohit Pasam, Co-Founder & CEO, Xaptum, Moderator

    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.

    Co-Founder & CEO, Xaptum
    Director, Governance, Risk & Security, TTX Company
    Adjunct Law Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law; Former Assistant General Counsel, CCO & Enterprise Risk Council Co-Chair, Deluxe Corporation

    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
    Direct: 503.908.2848

    Event Details
    • Start Date
      November 5, 2019 3:30 pm
    • End Date
      November 5, 2019 7:30 pm
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      1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607