2019 Nashville Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange

    Building a Cloud Center of Excellence


    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


    Diane Ball, VP & CISO , BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
    Peter Gallinari, Domain Information Security Officer, State of Tennessee, State of Tennessee
    Mark Hackney, CIO, TN Bureau of Investigation


    James Ballou, CISO, Erlanger Health
    Steven Barnard, CISO, Energy Systems
    Mark Bruns, SVP & CISO , First Bank
    Curtis Campbell, VP, IT Procurement, Atlantic Capitol Bank
    Paul Connelly, VP & CISO , HCA Healthcare
    James Cotter, Special Agent - Cyber Operations, TN Dept of Safety and Homeland Security
    Steve Crocker, CISO, Methodist Health
    Gianni D'Aprile, VP, Tech Services, Books A Million, Inc.
    Sean Datcher, CTO, Check into Cash
    Jim Desmond, CISO, Asurion
    Andrea Di Fabio, CISO, East TN State University
    Aaron Goodwin, CIO & CISO, B. Riley Wealth
    Gina Greenwood, Attorney, Baker Donelson
    Joey Johnson, CISO, Premise Health
    Rick Keller, SVP & CIO, Ardent Health
    Dawn Lambert, CISO, Steward Health
    Sandy Lindsey, CISO, University of TN Agriculture
    Michael Mangold, Vice President, IT Infrastructure & Security, Tractor Supply
    Paul Novak, VP, Infrastructure, A.O. Smith
    Lance Rea, CIO, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
    Larry Schunder, CTO & CISO, Ardent Health
    Rockwell Scott, CIO , Delek Holdings
    David Sivils, CIO, Western Express
    Andy Sobotta, CISO, Bridgestone America
    Lane Sullivan, CISO, Ingram Content Group

    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.

    Building a Cloud Center of Excellence

    While the concept of Cloud is nothing new, shifting to and operating in the space often still feels like the wild West. The Nashville Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange addresses the multitude of levels and nuances around Cloud Security from experts at the forefront of the journey.

    The Exchange will address:

    • Ways organizations are being pushed toward the Cloud
    • Preparing for the shift to Cloud
    • Vendor contracting
    • The true cost of Cloud
    • Best practices from organizations who are already on the journey
    • Preparing teams for operation and security in the Cloud


    Jason Barnett, AVP, Information Protection & Assurance, HCA
    Peter Gallinari, Domain Information Security Officer, State of Tennessee
    Lane Sullivan, Director, Security & Compliance, Ingram Content Group

    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.

    Advisory CISO, Duo Security, now part of Cisco (Modorator)
    Domain Information Security Officer, State of Tennessee
    Director, IT Security & Compliance, Ingram Content Group
    AVP, Information Security, HCA

    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

    Premium Sponsor


    To learn more about the Nashville Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange or to answer any questions, please contact:

    Steven J. Bangsund, Executive Director
    Direct: 503.765.5117
    [email protected]

    Event Details
    • Start Date
      October 17, 2019 3:30 pm
    • End Date
      October 17, 2019 7:30 pm
    • Location
    • Category
    • Address
      609 Lafayette St, Nashville, TN 37203