2017 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Leadership Forum
Why You Should Attend!#ArgyleCISO
Argyle Forum is bringing together leading InfoSec, IT, and Risk executives for our annual CISO Summit in San Francisco. 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
- Strategizing recovery plans and solutions from an organizational cyberattack
- Discovering emerging security capabilities and how leading organizations are managing the adoption process
- Exploring new ways to secure the mobile network
- Understanding how emerging regulatory changes will impact global business operations
- Conducting comprehensive and regular information security risk assessments
- Building a workforce for the future of InfoSec
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 San Francisco can provide. Speakers at our 2016 San Francisco Forums included Indu Kodukula, CISO and VP of Cloud Security at Intuit; Arthur Lessard, SVP and CISO at Universal Music Group; Joe Voje, CISO at City and County of San Francisco; Pratik Jain, Vice President and Technology Manager at Wells Fargo; 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 San Francisco and beyond.
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
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City of Palo Alto View Bio »
Raj Patel, Currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the City of Palo Alto, California is a multiple award-winning cybersecurity leader whose 30-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors. In 2016, Raj has received an Award of Excellence for Cybersecurity Leadership in California for championing a forward thinking and innovative cybersecurity strategies in the private sector and government sectors.
Since joining the City of Palo Alto in 2012, Raj has institutionalized 3 years cybersecurity strategy with a bold vision “To build and enable a secured digital city,” which has resulted in winning the “Leading Smart City” award for three years in a row. As CISO at the City of Palo Alto Raj has established an Information Security Steering Committee comprised of executive management and developed an information security strategy and roadmap for future activities. In support of the strategy to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information systems that support the operations and assets of the City, he has implemented an ISO 27001-based (Information Security Management Systems) security framework and created a new Information Security and Privacy Policies.
Beginning his career in the private sector, he has established a Six Sigma-based Quality Manufacturing System (QMS) that resulted in winning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He also wrote an award-winning research paper on Just in Time Manufacturing and ERP-MRP II (Enterprise Manufacturing Resource Planning), published in the APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) journal.
8:00am - 9:00am Networking breakfast and registration
Take the time to get to know the fellow attendees, speakers and sponsors that you will be sharing the day with. Continental breakfast with coffee, tea and juices will be served.
9:00am - 1:00pm Morning sessionsOur speakers share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Keynotes, panels and fireside chats will be broken up by networking breaks.
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
Enjoy a healthy buffet lunch and networking time.
2:00pm - 4:30pm Afternoon sessions
Our speakers will share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Sessions will be broken up by one afternoon coffee and snack break.
4:30pm - 6:00pm Cocktail 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
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