CISO Boston Summit


September 19, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown

The CISO Boston Summit is a chance for CISOs and IT executives in Boston to meet with technology peers from multiple industries, including, but not limited to, health care, finance, insurance, government, telecom, utilities and education. This summit features engaging keynote speeches, open forums, think tanks, case studies and panel discussions on the latest technology topics and trends. Open discussions and networking time give attending CISOs and technology executives the opportunity to discuss common problems, and discover new and innovative solutions. Attendees will leave the event with new business contacts and new ideas on how to move their businesses forward.

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Featured Past and Present Attendees

Senior Fellow for Cyber Policy
Council of Foreign Relations
Chief Information Security Officer
Commonwealth Financial Network
VP Technology Officer (CTO)
John Hancock Financial Services
Liberty Mutual Insurance
VP Data Architecture
Fidelity Investments
Managing Director, Chief Enterprise Architecture/ Cognitive and Data
State Street
State Street
Finance of America

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Past and Present CISO Boston Summit Speakers

From Models to Data: The Rise of Data-driven Architecture View details

Hylton Southey
Managing Director

ENABLING A BUSINESS-FIRST NETWORK: Moving from Software-defined to a Self-driving Wide Area Network View details

Scott Stanney
Regional Sales Manager
Silver Peak Systems

Still Using Passwords? Forget That Sh*t View details

Sharon Vardi
Chief Marketing Officer
Trusona, Inc.

Is AI the future of Email Security? View details

Jeshua Bratman
Head of Machine Learning
Abnormal Security

Building the business case for ServiceDesk Automation View details

Sean Capes
VP-Technical Sales

The Latest in Blockchain View details

Vijay Bhatt
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Enhancing Your Edge View details

Len Van Greuning
VP Technology Officer (CTO)
John Hancock Financial Services

AI-Driven Development View details

Srinivasan Sankar
Chief Data Officer
The Hanover Insurance Group

The Wait Is Over: GDPR is Finally Here View details

Navid Atoofi
Global Digital Technology Director
Schneider Electric

The Importance of Engaging CISOs in Digital Transformation View details

Ilya Kabanov
Global Director, Application Security & Compliance
Schneider Electric

CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Communicator View details

Madge Meyer
Author, former EVP, Chief Innovation Officer , State Street Corporation
State Street

There's an App for That. Unleashing The Possibilities of Mobile-Cloud World...Securely View details

Jeff Jones
VP Strategic Initiatives

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 - CISO Boston Summit

10:30 am - 10:40 am
Executive Exchange

Morning Networking Coffee Break

10:45 am - 11:10 am
Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

3 Best Practices for Application Security (and Bonus Tip)

Sponsored by:

Imperva View details


Presented by:

Tim Chang, VP WW Sales Engineering, Imperva View details

11:15 am - 11:40 am
Executive Exchange

Think Tank

AI-Driven Development

Presented by:

Srinivasan Sankar, Chief Data Officer, The Hanover Insurance Group View details

11:45 am - 12:10 pm
Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

ENABLING A BUSINESS-FIRST NETWORK: Moving from Software-defined to a Self-driving Wide Area Network

Sponsored by:

Silver Peak Systems View details


Presented by:

Scott Stanney, Regional Sales Manager, Silver Peak Systems

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm
Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Mobile-centric Zero Trust Security Framework

Sponsored by:

MobileIron View details


Presented by:

James Plouffe, Lead Solutions Architect, MobileIron View details

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm
Executive Exchange

Executive Boardroom

Insider Threats and How to Hunt for Malicious Insiders

Sponsored by:

Carbon Black View details


Presented by:

David Balcar, Security Strategist, Carbon Black


Executive Boardroom

From Models to Data: The Rise of Data-driven Architecture

Sponsored by:

LeanIX View details


Presented by:

Hylton Southey, Managing Director, LeanIX View details

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm
Executive Exchange

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm
Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Is AI the future of Email Security?

Presented by:

Jeshua Bratman, Head of Machine Learning, Abnormal Security View details

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Executive Exchange

Summit Happy Hour


Governing Board



Courtyard Boston Downtown provides you with a convenient location in Beantown. Found near the New England Medical Center/Orange Line and South Station Amtrak, our boutique hotel in the heart of the Theater District and helps you explore other parts of the city. See a game or concert at TD Garden and experience history at nearby Boston Common. Our trendy, family-friendly hotel provides valet parking and free Wi-Fi throughout, along with a hotel fitness center and exceptional on-site dining at Post No. 10. Use one of our six event rooms, comprising more than 12,000 square feet of space, for your meeting or wedding in Boston. When you've finished exploring, relax in a spacious room or suite. Unwind with premium TV channels or finish the day's tasks at your ergonomic work desk. Spa-like bathrooms with walk-in showers and large vanities help you start each day refreshed. So the next time you're need a space to relax in MA, look no further than Courtyard Boston Downtown.

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