Securing Tomorrow's Digital Frontiers: Innovate, Defend, Empower
CISO Roundtable

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Starts: March 13, 2024 2:00 pm
Ends: 3:00 pm
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Overview: In today’s interconnected world, the rapid evolution of technology presents both incredible opportunities and unprecedented challenges. As we navigate an increasingly complex digital landscape, it is essential to bring together the brightest minds, innovators, and cybersecurity experts to address emerging threats and explore groundbreaking solutions. The series of IT & Cybersecurity conferences in the United States aims to delve into the forefront of technological advancements while fortifying defenses against cyber risks, fostering innovation, and empowering individuals and organizations to thrive in a secure digital future.

Key Elements:

  1. Innovation at the Edge of Technology: This theme underscores the need to embrace innovation while acknowledging the associated risks. Discussions and workshops will spotlight emerging technologies like AI, IoT, blockchain, quantum computing, and their cybersecurity implications.
  2. Defense Strategies for a Resilient Future: The conferences will focus on proactive approaches to cybersecurity, emphasizing robust defense mechanisms, threat intelligence, incident response strategies, and risk mitigation frameworks. Experts will share insights on adaptive security measures and best practices to safeguard digital assets.
  3. Empowering Cybersecurity Culture: Cultivating a cybersecurity-aware culture is imperative. Sessions will explore the human element in cybersecurity, promoting education, training, and awareness programs to empower individuals and organizations to become proactive defenders against cyber threats.
  4. Collaboration and Partnerships: Encouraging collaboration between public and private sectors, academia, and industry leaders will be a central theme. The conferences will foster an environment for networking, knowledge exchange, and collaboration to tackle global cybersecurity challenges collectively.
  5. Ethical and Regulatory Considerations: Discussions will delve into the ethical implications of technological advancements, emphasizing the importance of responsible innovation. Additionally, the conferences will address compliance, regulations, and the evolving cybersecurity legal landscape.
  6. Sustainable Cybersecurity Practices: Recognizing the importance of sustainable cybersecurity practices, the events will explore eco-friendly and energy-efficient cybersecurity solutions while emphasizing reducing the carbon footprint of digital security measures.

The Panel will serve as a platform to drive thought leadership, showcase cutting-edge technologies, and foster a collaborative ecosystem dedicated to securing the digital future. By uniting visionaries, experts, and enthusiasts, this panel will propel the dialogue on shaping a secure, innovative, and empowered digital world.

Frank Gimmelmann - Technology Expert

Frank Grimmelmann

President & CEO - Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance Inc

Mike Manrod - Technology Expert

Mike Manrod

Chief Information Security Officer - Grand Canyon University

Anthony Dezilva

Sr. Information Security Architect - Mercury Insurance

Formally trained as a Software/Electrical Engineer, with 25+ years of hands-on expertise as a Network / Cloud / Security Architect. Combining my MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird, Law School (1L), and Ph.D. work in Organizational Psychology; I bring a unique skill set, effective in managing Organizational Change / Digital Transformation, helping retain and develop teams in the midst of the global skills shortage. Focused on cybersecurity in the last 15 years, I specialize in the effective use of Threat Intelligence as a predictive tool, part of org's defensive posture. A battle-hardened Incident Responder, I am the Chief Architect & CTO of ACTRA's Global Watch Center, helping investigate and remediate 0-day IoCs against CIKR.

Ryan Murray - Technology Expert

Ryan Murray

Interim Chief Information Security Officer - State of Arizona

Experienced information security professional with a background in IT, and a demonstrated history of state and local government service.

Bianca Lochner, Ph.D.

Chief Information Officer - City of Scottsdale

Jean Shapiro

Chief Security Officer - Achieve

Jean Shapiro is a dynamic leader that brings a diverse background of all things Information Technology. Never a dull moment in her 25+ year career that spans across the Financial Services and Healthcare markets. She is currently the Chief Security Officer at Achieve, which empowers everyday people to move forward on their path to a better financial future. After spending 9 amazing years with both Dignity Health and Banner Health ensuring the healthcare systems remain secure, Jean made the jump back into the financial services sector by joining Achieve. Prior to her jaunt in healthcare, Jean spent 17 years at American Express and had the opportunity to lead many technology functions during her tenure. At American Express she oversaw global teams while reporting directly to the CTO. Her career at American Express spanned the leading teams such as network services, vendor management/strategic sourcing, infrastructure operations to name a few. Jean’s passion is building solid cybersecurity strategies that enables risk reduction through the orchestration of transformative cybersecurity programs in multifaceted organizational landscapes. What a mouth full, she just love getting cybersecurity right!