June 14-16, 2022 | Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass | Chandler, AZ

November 14-16, 2022 | Ponte Vedra Inn & Club | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

"Securing the Future of Work"

2021 Agenda

Day 1 - Monday, December 13, 2021

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM        

Check In & Badge Pick-up

4:30 PM - 4:35 PM          

Welcome to Security Leadership Exchange (SLE) Summit

Speaker: Philip McKay, CEO, nGage Events

4:35 PM - 4:50 PM  

Meet Our Impact Partner: Human-I-T

Speaker: Brandon Smith, VP, Business Development

Abstract: How, Exactly, Human-I-T Uses Your Technology to Make an Impact

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4:50 PM - 5:20 PM

Opening Keynote Address: The Boardroom vs. the Backroom – A CISO Revolution

Speaker: Randy Herold, CISO, ManpowerGroup

Abstract: Business leader or subject matter expert, where do you fit and how do you change sides? A guide to galvanizing the many, not just the few.

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5:20 PM - 5:50 PM          

Keynote Presentation: Rethinking Data Protection in a Data Rich World

Speaker: Matt Duchesne, VP of Sales, Cyberhaven

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VP of Sales


5:50 PM - 6:00 PM

Move to Opening Reception

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Security Leadership Exchange Welcome Reception & Dinner

Designed to foster interaction among executives and build relationships with potential clients and customers.

Day 2 - Tuesday, December 14, 2021

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM        

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM          

End User Keynote: Congratulations, Your Data Is Safe.  Now what?

Speaker: Darrin Reynolds, Principal Data Protection Strategist, Daethon, LLC

Abstract: You've got a great security posture but protecting the data was never supposed to be the end-game. Companies love the idea of "data as an asset" but few understand how to operationalize it beyond rhetoric and marketing spin.  The next chapter of data protection is helping organizations realize the benefits of separating the "I" from the "T" and producing better outcomes through leveraging the investments in data protection to create strategic alliances and new revenues.  This talk will bring to light the benefits of:

  • Moving beyond data protection to data monetization.

  • Leveraging your security posture to improve strategic partnerships.

  • Speaking "Privacy" to build cogent responses and open up opportunities for data relationships.

Darrin Reynolds

Principal Data Protection Strategist

Daethon, LLC

Jacoby Grant

8:50 AM - 9:20 AM  

Keynote Presentation:  Navigating the Tradeoff Between Data Security and Data Access

Speakers: Kalicharan Durgampudi, CTO, Zelis |  Brad Taylor, CTO (Retired), TD Bank  |  Dave Best, VP, Executive Programs, Delphix

Abstract: Innovation driven by DevOps, cloud, and AI/ML emboldens businesses to expand access to the essential fuel for those programs -- enterprise data.  At the same time, stringent privacy laws and frequent cyber attacks increase pressure to mitigate sensitive data risks.  How can today's enterprises effectively balance these needs and eliminate friction between teams that must use data and teams that must secure it?

Join this interactive session led by industry leaders to discuss the cultural shift modern enterprises are actively engaged in to make data more available, secure, compliant and resilient.

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Brad Taylor

CTO (Retired)

TD Bank

Dave Best

VP, Executive Programs


Kalicharan Durgampudi



9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

Spotlight Session: Ransomware Decoded

Speaker: Teall Rist, Sales Engineer, Cybereason

Abstract: Next-gen ransomware has evolved to better evade standard defenses and targeted attacks stand a high chance of success against underprepared environments, making a behavior-based approach to prevention, detection, and response required for success. Learn how to deploy fearless ransomware protection to detect the preliminary stages of a ransomware attack, fully analyze the scope and scale of the operation, and prevent the execution of the malicious ransomware payload to mitigate future cyber risk.

Teall Rist

Sales Engineer


9:40 AM - 9:55 AM


9:55 AM - 10:50 AM          

Case Study Presentations

10:50 AM - 11:05 AM


11:05 AM - 12:00 PM          

Case Study Presentations

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM        

Panel Discussion: What are the perils of going to the cloud too fast or too slow – how does your company view the trade-offs, and can you afford to be wrong?

Moderator: Grant Jacoby, PhD² EPMO | Sr. Dir. Technology Development, SVP Fifth Third Bank

Panelists: John Roig, Chief Information Officer, Los Alamos County | Jim Rutt, Chief Information Officer, Dana Foundation | Garrett Smiley, CISO & VP of Information Security, Serco, Inc. | Blaine Carter, Global CIO, FranklinCovey

Abstract: The dichotomy in how companies are answering this important question seems to be widening, when one would think it would be narrowing by now – or is it?

Grant Jacoby, PhD²

EPMO, Sr. Dir. Technology Development, SVP

Fifth Third Bank

Jacoby Grant
Garret Smiley
Blaine Carter

John Roig

Chief Information Officer

Los Alamos County

Garret Smiley

CISO & VP of Information Security

Serco, Inc.

Blaine Carter

Global CIO



Jim Rutt

Chief Information Officer

Dana Foundation

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 2:55 PM

Use Case Boardroom Presentation

Description: 25 minute breakout sessions. Suppliers and delegates discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

2:55 PM - 3:05 PM


3:05 PM - 6:00 PM          

1:1 Meeting Zone

Description: 1:1 Meetings between Suppliers and Delegates

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Open Time

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Security Leadership Exchange Networking Activity: Dinner & Casino Night

Day 3 - Wednesday, December 15, 2021

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM        

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM        

Panel Discussion: Cyber Security and the Future of Crisis-Resilient Supply Chains

Moderator: Alexis Pappas, Chief Innovation Officer, GuildOne, Inc.

Speakers:  Chris Meyerpeter, Chief Information Officer, Ardent Mills | Jackie Groark, VP, Security/CISO, Veristor Systems, Inc.  |  Rob Rojas, IT/Information Security Manager, UPS

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Alexis Pappas

Chief Innovation Officer

GuildOne, Inc.

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Jackie Groark

VP, Security / CISO

Veristor Systems, Inc.

Chris Meyerpeter

Chief Information Officer

Ardent Mills

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Rob Rojas

IT/Information Security Manager


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9:00 AM - 9:10 AM


9:10 AM - 12:05 PM

1:1 Meeting Zone

Description: 1:1 Meetings between Suppliers and Delegates

12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Awards Luncheon with Conference Closing Q&A

1:00 PM          

Shuttles to Airport