Why You Should Attend!

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading InfoSec, IT, and Risk executives for our annual CISO Forum 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 2018. With an agenda geared specifically towards leaders in InfoSec, IT and Risk, topics discussed 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
  • Building a workforce for the future of InfoSec - attaining, training, and retaining talent through in-demand skillset development and mentoring opportunities

Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions and networking breaks will encourage candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. We look to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CISO leaders hailing from San Francisco 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 Natasha Guzman at nguzman@argyleforum.com.

Auston Davis Chief Information Security Officer
Stanford Children’s Health
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Michael Duff Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Stanford University
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Matt Hollcraft Chief Cyber Risk Officer, Office of the General Counsel
Maxim Integrated Products
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Darrell Jones Head of Global Information Security
Herbalife International of America
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Wido Menhardt VP Clinical Informatics
Beckman Coulter
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Scott Nichols Director, Privacy and Security
Beckman Coulter
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  • 7:45am - 8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45am - 8:55am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 8:55am – 9:30am Keynote Presentation featuring Stanford University
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    Michael Duff
    Associate VP and CISO
    Stanford University

  • 9:30am – 9:50am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Oracle
  • 9:50am – 10:15am Networking Break
  • 10:15am – 11:00am Panel Discussion: Security Innovation: Unifying Proactive & Reactive
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • What are some insider threats that are top of mind for you at your organization?
    • How do you pinpoint top weaknesses that increase risk within the company?
    • Discuss the importance of implementing both a proactive & reactive strategy within your organization?
    • How do you drive innovation while mitigating risk, ensuring continuous compliance & maintaining security?
    • How do you leverage tools like the cloud to promote efficiency while maintaining a secure digital environment?
    • What are primary threats to the business in the cloud, and what practices & controls are necessary for compliance?
    • What’s the best method to plan and prevent insider threats and cyberattacks?
    • How do you balance demands that are potential threats to corporate data within your organization

  • 11:00am – 11:20am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring TrendMicro
  • 11:20am – 11:40am Networking Break
  • 11:40am – 12:00pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Service Now
  • 12:00pm – 12:45pm Panel Discussion: Taking a Holistic Approach to Data Loss Prevention
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    Session topics will include but are not limited to:

    • How do you define which data assets are most crucial to the success & health of your organization?
    • How do you prioritize what information to protect once identified within the organization?
    • What is the best way to prevent the risk of reputational damage following a data loss?
    • Are there ways to identify how exposed organizations are before utilizing a DLP program?
    • With regards to Data Loss Prevention, how are you updating the training & building for the work force?

  • 12:45pm – 1:05pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring InfoTech
  • 1:05pm – 2:05pm Lunch
  • 2:05pm – 2:40pm Keynote Session featuring Stanford Children’s Health
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    Auston Davis
    Stanford Children’s Health

  • 2:40pm – 2:55pm Networking Break
  • 2:55pm – 3:30pm Keynote Presentation featuring Beckman Coulter
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    Wido Menhardt
    VP Clinical Informatics
    Beckman Coulter

  • 3:35pm – 3:45pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 3:45pm – 4:45pm 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! 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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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

Please note the below is the preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are part of the Argyle group when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $314.00 per night, taxes not included. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.


InterContinental San Francisco

888 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone: (415) 616-6500