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.
Dave Barney, CIO, Arhaus
John Corby , CIO , University of Akron
Steve Gaj, CIO , Cleveland VA Medical Center
Rick Keller, Director of Global Data Protection, The Sherwin-Williams Company
Tina Lyden, President & CEO , Elysian Fiber
Tom Mathis, CISO, Baldwin Wallace University
Todd Nelson , VP & CIO , HDT Global
Rich Noonan, Vice President & Global Digital Risk Officer , Vertiv Co.
Eric Smith, Special Agent in Charge , FBI
Troy Stairwalt, CISO, Westfield Insurance
Jess Walpole, VP, Global IT Security & Operations, The Lincoln Electric Company
Chris Wentz, CISO, Youngstown State 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.
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Robert W. Eckman, CISO, Kent State University
Jess Walpole, VP, Global IT Security and Operations, The Lincoln Electric Company
Michael P. Brian, Special Agent, FBI Cleveland
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.
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.
Interested in supporting the cybersecurity leadership community? contact us
To learn more about the Cleveland Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange or to answer any questions, please contact:
Daniel Terry, Executive Director
New membership are not allowed.