Provide strategic oversight, direction, and coordination for City of Phoenix information security and privacy programs based on internationally recognized information security governance best practices. Directs Information Security and Privacy Office (ISPO). Duties include drafting, vetti‍‍‍ng and implementing information security and privacy policies, standards, and standard operating procedures for 15,000 plus employees. Responsible and accountable for critical control system security program oversight to include recommendation and implementation of approved citywide critical control system policy based on industry best practices, federal and state regulations, legal requirements, and line-of-business needs. Serves as the primary liaison between City Departments, the Office of Emergency Management, and Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) relative to critical controls security. Spearheads City's Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) strategic assessment and remediation for 26 functional Departments processing $200 million plus transactions annually.

As Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) responsible for coordination and oversight of City’s Information Management Plans. Duties include monitoring security and privacy trends; coordinating with City Attorney and Deputy City Manager; and collaborating with government and private sector critical infrastructure key resource (CIKR) partners on security and privacy related initiatives. Direct all actions to investigate or remediate a privacy breach.



Tim joined Aflac in April, 2014. Tim is responsible for the Aflac Global Security Program which includes Technology Risk Management, Physical and Logical Information Asset Protection, Information Security Program, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Cyber Security Operations and Incident Response, Information Technology Compliance and Risk Management, Security Engineering, Business Resiliency and Disaster Recovery.  Tim is the executive responsible for the protection and availability of the information assets for the world’s leading provider of supplemental and voluntary insurance. Tim leads various securit‍‍‍y and risk committees and structures to help business partners accelerate in a safe and sound manner, while protecting Aflac clients.

Kurt Lieber

VP and CISO‍‍‍


Randell Smith, CISM, CISSP, PMP

Chief Informatio‍‍‍n Security Officer/Chief Privacy Officer

City of Phoenix

Spencer Mott

SVP and Global CISO


Irwan Tja‍‍‍n




Kurt Lieber is the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Aetna. Kurt has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Information Security across multiple industries‍‍‍ including health care, retail and financial services.Kurt was formerly with Kaiser Permanente where he had responsibility for IAM as well as HIPAA remediation.

Prior to Kaiser Permanente, Kurt worked for Target Corporation, where he was accountable for the company’s IT Security program and led the technology team responsible for their Payment Card Industry (PCI) program. Prior to Target, had roles with Goldman Sachs and Accenture.

John Sappis a visionary, strategic and certified Information Technology professional with more than 30 years of in-depth and cross-industry experience that includes healthcare, telecommunications, financial services, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. His ‍‍‍career spans a progression of roles from Systems Operations and Network Administration, Software Engineering, Business Analysis, IT Project Management, Information Security, IT Risk Management, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning. As the Global CISO for Orthofix, John is currently focused on leading the development of strategic and innovative implementations of Information Security and IT Risk Management initiatives that leverage enabling technologies within the healthcare industry. He is doing this by applying practical, business-driven vision to develop sensitive data protection strategies that address the cyber value at risk.

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