Executive Keynote Panel
Aligning Your Team and Resources to Mitigate Risk Amidst Financial Uncertainty

Tech Theater 1

Starts: June 7, 2023 9:00 am
Ends: 10:00 am
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How can CIOs & CISOs transform and thrive in a highly disruptive and chaotic ecosystem?

According to Gartner, “57% of boards of directors believe an economically and politically polarized society is the biggest source of risk.”

Preparing and planning for uncertainty and embracing change is an art and essential for 2023 Executives. With the world in chaos and businesses in constant disruption, Leadership must position and execute agile processes and teams that are completely aligned with the business. Embracing automation will be a game changer.

Accessibility to key stakeholders including an aligned board member capable of making quick decisive decisions can make the difference between success and failure.

An agile modular decision-making governance strategy, aligned with the business, must have a clear and decisive pathway to the top. Governance means the possibility of pivoting quickly with processes that can do the same. Transparency and accessibility along with expressed and clearly communicated risk factors are elements of what is now called a “compossible” business.

  • Composability as an Asset
  • Streamlining Third Party Vendor Management with New Processes for Auditing Off-The-Shelf Applications
  • Hiring and Retaining Top Talent
  • Identifying and Mitigating Staff Burnout
  • Key Strategies for preparing your Cybersecurity Team for Future Risks
  •  Detecting Threats in Decentralized IT Environments
  • Improving the Digital Business by Remodeling Security Architecture
  • Steps to measure Organization’s Security Posture
  • Adjusting to changes in regulatory guidelines

Raymond King

Director of Information Security & Data Protection - Dallas Cowboys

IT Leader with a history of excelling in roles across Cybersecurity; Governance, Risk and Compliance; IT Service Delivery; Project and Portfolio Management; Software Development; and M&A IT. A passionate evangelist for continuous improvement in the practice of IT, and a trusted advisor and partner to the business on their journey to deliver value and results for their stakeholders. I have spent my 20+ year career partnering with customers in Head Office, Corporate Systems, Security and Compliance, Research & Development, Quality and Safety, and Portfolio Management. Highlights include: • Extensive experience operating in regulated environments NIST CSF, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, 21 CFR, Part 11, HIPAA, HITECH, and GDPR frameworks. • Knowledge of SSAE-18 SOC Reports, MITRE ATT&CK, Threat Intelligence, DFIR, and DevSecOps. • Successful IT business partner/account manager for units critical to product pipeline. • Global Program Manager for enterprise-wide IT projects, with demonstrated ability to work successfully with senior business leadership and external stakeholders on complex initiatives. • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, change management, performance coaching, mentoring and motivating teams. • Repeated success in leading large teams through significant organizational change, while maintaining service levels. • Guest Internal IT Auditor.


Patrick Benoit

Global Chief Information Security Officer - Brinks Inc

Repeated success guiding business strategy to achieve maximum operational impacts with minimum resource expenditures. Talent for launching programs, grooming high-performing teams, plus infrastructure development, procurement, and project management. Expert presenter, negotiator, and businessperson; able to forge solid relationships with strategic partners and build consensus across multiple organizational levels.

Ransom Max Horne

Chief Information Officer - Colonial Bank

Business focused technology leader with a track record of aligning IT to drive strategic goals and objectives. I am a passionate business problem solver and innovator with expertise in bridging organizational silos and engaging key stakeholders to deliver value. I have extensive expertise in high growth organizations, M&A, developing digital products and enterprise system implementation.

Brim Basom

Managing Director, Technology & Innovation - Goosehead Insurance

Brim Basom joined Goosehead Insurance in 2022 as the Managing Director of Technology and Innovation. In this role, he drives innovation, ensures technology excellence, and leads efforts to enhance core technology solutions to support the company’s growth through digital and data transformation. He has over twenty years of information technology experience, working in banking, finance, non-profit, healthcare, and insurance industries, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He has held several senior leadership roles in IT, leading all aspects of information security, software development, product management, data, and analytics. He is a results-driven leader, passionate about empowering his teams and building innovative solutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University and has professional certifications in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Forbes selected Brim as one of the leading technology and non-profit experts to serve on the Forbes Nonprofit Council, an innovative community built to help the world’s most influential executives discuss and solve pressing business challenges. He is an Advisory Board Member for Elevate IT Xchange and was a Dallas CIO of the Year nominee. Brim enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and spending time outdoors with his family.

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Georgeo Pulikkathara

Chief Information Security Officer - Dovenmuehle Mortgage Inc.

Georgeo Pulikkathara is a Chief information Security Officer (CISO) with over 20 years of IT and security experience within the banking, financial services, defense, and technology industries.