2020 Nashville Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum

    Finding More Secure Common Ground

    With thousands of ways to approach cybersecurity, there is no one right answer. Working together allows C-level security leaders the ability to share what strategies work best across industry sectors.

    The Nashville Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum is a full day gathering of the region’s principal information security leaders. The program bridges industry sectors by bringing together government, education, healthcare and business, and ensures inclusive perspectives from across C-level security specializations. Featuring provocative keynotes, breakout presentations and interactive boardroom discussions, The Forum addresses crucial industry topics through collaborative idea-sharing.

    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 Forum addresses the region’s most significant concerns.

    Leadership Board


    Diane Ball, CISSP, VP & CISO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
    Scott Breece, VP, Security & CISO, Community Health Systems
    Curtis Carver Jr., PhD, VP & CIO, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Peter Gallinari, Domain ISO, State of Tennessee


    Kimberly Bailey, CIO, City of Memphis
    Tom Bartolomeo, EVP, Cyber Security Defense and Monitoring, Wells Fargo
    Michael Boyd, CIO, Southwest Tennessee Community College
    Mark Bruns, SVP, CISO, FirstBank of Tennessee
    Curtis Campbell, VP, Manager IT Procurement & Vendor Management, Atlantic Capitol Bank
    Steve Crocker, CISO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
    Gianni D'Aprile, VP of Tech Services, Books A Million, Inc.
    Sean Datcher, CTO, Credit Corp./Check Into Cash
    Andrea Di Fabio, CISO & Associate CIO, East Tennessee State University
    Brian Elrod, CISO, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Jamie Engstrom, CIO, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
    Rob Ferrill, AVP & CISO, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Wes Floyd, Director IT Security, Kenco Logistic Services
    Dennis Gendron, CIO, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    Jeff Greene, CISO, International Paper Company
    Raymnd Harris, CIO, ADTRAN
    Robert Johnson, Associate CIO, University of Memphis
    Joseph Johnson, CISO, Premise Health
    Dawn Lambert, CISO, Steward Health Care, West Division
    Ryan Loy, CIO, EBSCO Industries
    Timothy S. Marsh, Special Agent, Counterintelligence/Cyber Program, Private Sector Coordinator, FBI – Memphis Field Office
    Steve Marshall, CIO, Ingram Content Group
    William Miaoulis, CISO, Auburn University
    Paul Novak, VP, Infrastructure, Operations & IS, A.O. Smith Corporation
    Diana Parr, SVP, Cybersecurity Strategy, Bank of America
    Kevin Ray, Director, Information Technology, O'Neal Industries, Inc.
    Lance Rea, CIO, Baker Donelson
    Bob Sarnecki, SVP & CIO, Children's of Alabama
    Eric Schmitt, SVP, Global IT Security, Sedgwick
    Rockwell Scott, CISSP, CIO, Delek US Holdings, Inc.
    Scott Sikes, CISO, BBVA Compass
    David Sivils, VP, IT, Western Express Holdings
    Andy Sobotta, CCSP, CISSP, CRISC, CISM, CISO, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
    Mark Stewart, CISO, Altec Industries
    Lane Sullivan, Sr. Director, Security, Magellan Health
    Mitch Thomas, Chief Security Officer, Encompass Health
    David Ulloa, ME, CISO, IMC Companies, LLC
    Steve Vieira, CIO, Tennessee Board of Regents
    Brian Weidner, Regional CISO, Nissan North America

    Designed by and for cybersecurity’s most prominent executives, the agenda addresses the most critical issues impacting information security today.

    Full agenda details will be announced shortly.

    Speakers are recommended and vetted by the Leadership Board.

    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 Nashville Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum or to answer any questions, please contact:

    Steve Bangsund, Executive Director
    Direct: 503.481.5263
    [email protected]

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