2019 Houston Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange

    Silver Linings: Navigating Cloud Capabilities


    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


    Nick Adam, CISO, JPMorgan Chase
    Mary Dickerson, CISO, University of Houston System
    Chris Joe, CCO, AIG
    Al Lindseth, SVP, Technology, Process & Risk Management, Plains All American
    Less Stoltenberg, CISO, MD Anderson


    Jason Black, CISO, Tailored Brands
    Ishmael Cooper, VP, CIO, LivaNova
    Marc Crudgington, CISO & SVP, Information Security, Woodforrest National Bank
    Ana Girdner, CISA, CISM, Business Venture Champion, ExxonMobil Corp.
    Randy Langenderfer, VP & Chief Compliance & Audit Officer, Baylor College of Medicine
    Debbie Ly, Manager, Business Information Security Management, Chevron
    Mary Rose Martinez, Sr. Director, IT Architecture & Security, Halliburton
    Joe Masters, CSO, ConocoPhillips
    Danny Miller, C | CISO, CISA, ITIL, CRISC CGEIT, QSA, QAR, System CISO, Texas A&M University System
    C. Todd Piczak, VP & CCO, Kinder Morgan, Inc.
    Marc Scarborough, CISO, Rice University
    Rene Smeraglia, CISSP, CRISC, CISO, NASA Johnson Space Center
    Tim Smith, Global CISO, Westlake Chemical Corp.
    Maurice Tayeh, Global CIO, Hatch Digital
    Jeffrey M. Vinson Sr., VP & CISO, Harris Health System
    Genady Vishnevetsky, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CISO, Stewart Title
    Erica Williams, CIO, Texas Market, Community Health System
    Allen Wuescher, VP & CIO, Toshiba International Corporation
    Benito Ybarra, Chief Audit & Compliance Officer, Texas Department of Transportation
    An Yu, Executive Director, CyberSecurity, JPMorgan Chase

    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.

    Silver Linings: Navigating Cloud Capabilities

    With newer, more powerful cloud capabilities, comes a new set of risks and concerns. The Houston Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange addresses the multitude of levels and nuances around cloud security from experts at the forefront of the journey.

    This panel discussion addresses:

    • The purpose and opportunities in shifting to the cloud
    • Cloud compliance
    • Common challenges and solutions for moving to and operating in a cloud environment

    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.

    Executive Director, Cybersecurity & Technology Controls, JPMorgan Chase
    Principal – Privacy, Enterprise Risk & Compliance, Tevora (Moderator)
    AVP, Assistant Vice Chancellor, IT Security & CISO, University of Houston System

    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 Houston Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange or to answer any questions, please contact:

    Pamela Leone, Senior Vice President
    Direct: 503.303.8156
    [email protected]

    Event Details
    • Start Date
      November 19, 2019 2:45 pm
    • End Date
      November 19, 2019 7:30 pm
    • Location
    • Category
    • Address
      6550 Bertner Avenue, Floor 6, Houston, TX 77030