Why You Should Attend!

Argyle Forum is bringing together leading InfoSec, IT, and Risk executives for our annual CISO Summit in Atlanta. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that InfoSec professionals are facing moving into 2017, with an agenda geared specifically towards CISOs, CSOs, Security VPs, and Directors in a leadership role.  Topics will include:

  • Properly preparing for an inevitable multi-cloud future - fully and securely embracing the cloud
  • Strategizing recovery plans and solutions from an organizational cyberattack – transitioning from recovery to resilience
  • Discovering emerging security capabilities and how leading organizations are managing the adoption process
  • Exploring new ways to secure the mobile network, particularly when traditional security measures are no longer effective
  • Understanding how emerging regulatory changes will impact global business operations, and how to best prepare
  • Proactive procedures: Conducting comprehensive and regular information security risk assessments
  • Building a workforce for the future of InfoSec - attaining, training, and retaining talent through in-demand skillset development and mentoring opportunities

Our keynote addresses, fireside chats, and panel sessions, and interactive group discussions will give you the perspective and actionable takeaways that only a room of the best minds in Atlanta can provide. Speakers at our 2016 Atlanta Forums included Randy Marchany, CISO at Virginia Tech; John Martin, CIO at Georgia Department of Natural Resources; Tim Callahan, SVP, Global Chief Security Officer at Aflac; Jay Ferro, CIO at American Cancer Society; Gene Scriven, Chief Information Security Officer at ACI Worldwide; Ed Peters, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the City of Atlanta Government; and more.

 We look forward to bringing together another fantastic faculty in 2017, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CISO leaders hailing from Atlanta and beyond.

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Rhonda Le at rle@argyleforum.com.

Tamika Bass Chief Information Security Officer
Georgia Department of Public Health
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Tim Callahan SVP, Global Chief Security Officer
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Katherine Fithen Chief Privacy Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
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Mark Gelhardt Assistant Vice President, Cyber Risk Remediation
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Derek Hardmon Vice President, Information Security Officer
Atlantic Capital Bank
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David Levine Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President, Information Security
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Julie Talbot-Hubbard Senior Vice President, Head of Information Security Operations
SunTrust Bank
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  • BREAKFAST Kick off the day with a healthy breakfast and networking. Connect with your peers in the CISO community from a variety of industries before the morning’s content begins.
  • OPENING KEYNOTE Keynote Session Featuring Aflac
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    Join Tim Callahan, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Security Officer at Aflac in an interactive session discussing the reality of IT security becoming a business enabler.

    Tim Callahan
    SVP, Global Chief Security Officer 

  • MORNING NETWORKING BREAKS Take a break to make new connections and discuss the morning presentations over coffee and snacks.
  • MORNING KEYNOTE Keynote Session Featuring The Coca-Cola Company
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    Katherine Fithen
    Chief Privacy Officer 
    The Coca-Cola Company

  • PANEL DISCUSSION “Securing and Closing the Gap on IT Talent”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Laying the groundwork for IT & HR to collaborate in your business  Best practices and lessons learned for establishing this collaborative relationship
      • Partnering with different functions outside of IT to develop the skills of existing teams
      • Addressing training and development challenges for these new skills 
      • Creating organizational changes around employee engagement to create long-term development of talent and align business objectives
    • Efforts impacting retention rate
    • Hiring differently with regards to the millennial generation
      • Organizations adapting to better accommodate millennials in terms of the tools that they expect

  • LUNCH Take a midday break to grab lunch, network with your peers, and discuss the morning presentations.
  • PANEL DISCUSSION “Combatting Malvertising, Ransomware & Other Cyber Threats”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited:

    • Recent ransomware and malvertising developments
    • How the most at-risk industries are responding
    • Pinpointing top weaknesses that increase risk
    • Detecting and combatting advanced threats
    • The transformation of the CISO in relation to cyber threats

  • AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAKS Take a break to switch tables, meet some new peers, and discuss the afternoon presentations over coffee and snacks.
  • CLOSING KEYNOTE Keynote Session Featuring U.S. Bank
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    Join Mark Gelhardt, AVP, Cyber Risk Remediation and Project Management at US Bank/Evalon to wrap up the day! 

    Mark Gelhardt
    Assistant Vice President, Cyber Risk Remediation and Project Management
    U.S. Bank/Evalon

  • CLOSING RECEPTION Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!) and hors d'Oeuvres. Head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office.

What will be discussed? Explore security hot topics and challenge areas such as:

Security and innovation

Evaluate what technologies will have the biggest impact on the business world in the year ahead, and reflect on the reality of IT security becoming a business enabler. Our speakers will discuss:

  • Tracking the improvement of wireless networks
  • Choosing the best devices to support internally
  • Cutting costs through cloud technology
  • Taking stock of risks imposed by the mobile channel


Review the major changes the field of IT has experienced over the past few years, the driving forces behind them, and the barriers they present. Get briefed on:

  • Driving long-term business initiatives
  • Overcoming barriers to a solid mobile strategy
  • Aligning risk management with business priorities
  • Developing a successful incident response plan for security incidents

The Evolution of IT

Discuss the importance of having accurate information on customers and prospects in real time, and how the rise of apps, data management tools and practices like hosting have added made the business of protecting enterprise information more complex. Gain insight into:

  • Enriching the customer experience with real-time data
  • Staying alert to prevent theft of data and/or funds
  • Overcoming barriers to implementing multichannel integration
  • Evaluating security risks mobile devices present and how to respond

Transparency and security

Define how the concepts of identity and access management are building and shaping new security perimeters, and hear how successful organizations are managing identities in applications. Learn how top CIOs and CISOs are:

  • Lowering costs and risks related to security
  • Achieving success through data management
  • Defining the key benefits of SSO
  • Protecting enterprise data across the organization

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you! request a pass.

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

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