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.
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.
Good communication is crucial for creating a culture that prioritizes security. More often, this is where a breakdown can originate. Meet the information security experts who have figured out seamless stakeholder communication at all levels. This panel discussion brings together leadership perspectives and strategies from across sectors to address:
John Godfrey, Associate Vice Chancellor, Information Security & CISO, University of Kansas Medical Center
Chase Hymel, Deputy Director, Information Security, Statewide Security Architecture & Operations, State of Louisiana
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.
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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
New membership are not allowed.