2019 Kansas City Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange

    Human-Centered Security


    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


    Rodney Blunt, CISO, Information Security Office, Kansas State Government
    John Godfrey, CISO & Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Information Security, The University of Kansas Medical Center
    Scott Harris, VP & CISO, Lockton Companies
    Don Kleoppel, CSO, Cerner


    Jill Brungardt, Director, Information Security, Commerce Bank
    Sherry Callahan, CISO, Dairy Farmers of America
    Eric Ervin, Director, Security, KCP&L and Westar, Evergy Companies
    Steve Hannah, Director, Information Security, Polsinelli
    Kirk Hay, CIO, Jack Cooper Holdings Corp.
    Britney Hommertzheim, Director, Information Security, AMC Theatres
    Geoff Jenista, Cybersecurity Advisor, Department of Homeland Security
    Saadia Mahmood, Dir. Enterprise Risk/CISO, NBH Bank
    Katie McGuire, CISO, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
    Michael Nixon, Director, Information Security, Stormont Vail Health
    Monica Rowe, CISO, Mazuma Credit Union
    Shawn Scott, Head of Global Cyber Security, Garmin International
    Eric Walters, CISO, Burns & McDonnell
    James Waters, CISO, Black & Veatch
    Rich Whyrick, Information Security Manager, UnitedLex Corporation

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

    Dennis Robinson, Executive Director
    Direct: 503.342.7669

    Event Details
    • Days
    • Start Date
      November 6, 2019 3:30 pm
    • End Date
      November 6, 2019 7:30 pm
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    • Location
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    • Address
      140 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106