Why You Should Attend!

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading InfoSec, IT, and Risk executives for our inaugural 2017 CISO Forum in Los Angeles. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that InfoSec professionals face moving into 2018, with an agenda geared specifically towards CISOs, CSOs, Security VPs, and Directors in a leadership role. Topics will include:

  • Exploring emerging security capabilities and how leading organizations are managing the adoption process
  • Properly preparing for an inevitable multi-cloud future
  • Understanding how emerging regulatory changes will impact global business operations, and how to best prepare
  • Fostering a proactive culture: 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 Los Angeles can provide.

We look forward to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CISO leaders hailing from the heart of Southern California 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 Hannah Gerry at hgerry@argyleforum.com.

Jason Bunyea Chief Information Security Officer
Arbonne International
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Auston Davis Chief Information Security Officer
Stanford Children’s Health
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Emilio Escobar Head Of Information Security
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Richard Greenberg Information Security Officer
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
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Jason Hicks Vice President Information Security
Ares Management
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Matt Hollcraft Chief Cyber Risk Officer, Office of the General Counsel
Maxim Integrated Products
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Chris Joerg Chief Information Security Officer
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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Timothy Lee Chief Information Security Officer
City of Los Angeles
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Doug Murray Principal and CISO
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Sami Nassar Vice President Cyber Security Solutions
NXP Semiconductors
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Henry Praw Vice President of Technical Operations, Chief Information Security Officer
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Jerry Sto.Tomas Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
Apria Healthcare Group
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  • 8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 9:35am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:35am - 10:10am Keynote Session: "Security as a Business Enabler"
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    • Top emerging risks stemming from new digital channels
    • Harnessing data to understand threats in real time
    • Enabling efficiency and productivity through reliable security processes
    • Compellingly communicating security concepts to the executive team
    • Best practices for cross department collaboration and education

  • 10:10am - 10:35am Networking Break
  • 10:35am - 11:20am Panel Discussion: "Readying the Business for GDPR"
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Understanding GDPR’s impact upon your business
    • Preparing data protection practices for various scenarios
    • Building an infrastructure to support data consent requirements
    • Understanding new regulation regarding communication and data breaches
    • Discussing new roles such as Chief Data Protector

  • 11:20am - 11:40am Networking Break
  • 11:40am - 12:30pm Panel Discussion: "The Growing Influence of DevOps"
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • The transformation of the IT delivery landscape and team collaboration
    • Key challenges (i.e. structural, cultural)
    • Managing security in the age of DevOps
    • Transforming InfoSec’s role within the organization
    • Maximizing DevOps’ ROI 

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 2:15pm Panel Discussion: "The Impact of IoT"
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    • How IoT is impacting security planning and strategy
    • Identifying key areas of risk within your industry
    • IoT’s impact on organizational structure and skill set
    • Sensitivities towards privacy and personal autonomy
    • Leveraging data and analytics to demonstrate the power of IoT 

  • 2:15pm - 2:35pm Networking Break
  • 2:35pm - 3:10pm Keynote Session: "Proactively Securing the Business Today for a Better Tomorrow"
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    • Engaging with the business to ensure that information security is effectively integrated 
      • Achieving buy in
    • Transformation of the CISO in relation to cyber threats and your business  
    • Business wants to move so quickly and cyber threats are emerging at the same speed. How do you balance the two?
      • Balancing demands of strategic planning and implementation of programs/projects to move the enterprise forward with day-to-day operational pressures
    • Taking a top down and bottom up approach to information security
    • Impacts of regulation/GDRP and how businesses think about information security
    • New skillsets are necessary to ensure the security of your organization not only in 2017 but also in 2020
    • Pinpointing top weaknesses that increase risk within organizations

  • 3:15pm - 3:55pm Keynote Session: "Building an Insider Threat Program"
  • 3:55pm - 4:00pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Closing Reception

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

Building an Effective Security Strategy

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! Email PDeFrancisci@argyleforum.com , or have your colleagues 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.

The "2017 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Leadership Forum" in Los Angeles is proudly sponsored by:

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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

The below hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.


Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone: (800) 843-6664


Standard Hotel: Downtown LA

550 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Telephone: (213) 892-8080


W Los Angeles - Westwood

930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Telephone: (877) 782-0104