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.
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.
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
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.
Interested in supporting the cybersecurity leadership community? contact us
To learn more about the Nashville Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange or to answer any questions, please contact:
Steven J. Bangsund, Executive Director
New membership are not allowed.