All Summits and Symposium qualify for CPE Credits.

New York Fall 2019 AGENDA

7:15am – 8:35am

8:35am – 9:00am
Registration Opens with a Breakfast Buffet and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mary Lou Heastings
Executive Alliance Inc.
Richard Warner 
Summit Moderator

9:00am– 9:35am

Keynote: Cybersecurity in 2019: Threats, Risks and How to Protect Our Crown Jewels

Rachel Wilson
Managing Director, Head of Cybersecurity for
Wealth Management and Investment Technology
Morgan Stanley
Former Senior Security Executive at the NSA
Rachel Wilson spent 15 years at the NSA, where she ran counterterrorism operations, worked cybersecurity threats to the 2012 summer Olympics in London, and spent five years leading NSA’s cyber exploitation operations mission. As the senior committing official for NSA’s hacking mission, she oversaw the planning and execution of thousand of cyber operations against America’s adversaries. In the spring of 2017, Rachel became the first Head of Cybersecurity for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. In this role, she leverages her experience in attacking and defending high-consequence systems to protect Morgan Stanley and its clients from cyber actors.
In her riveting keynote, Rachel will describe the current cybersecurity threats facing companies and institutions from nation states like North Korea, China and Iran, from cyber organized crime syndicates, and from individual hackers looking to make money or create mayhem. Drawing from her experience at the NSA and in the financial sector, she will discuss what corporate executives and Boards of Directors need to be considering in the current cyber risk environment and describe the aspects of an effective corporate cyber resiliency strategy. From cyber governance and strategy, to cybersecurity technology investment, to quantum computing, to the recruitment and retention of cybersecurity professionals, Rachel will cover the landscape of challenges facing today’s cyber-savvy senior leaders and provide practical advice on how to build a cyber resilient organization. Rachel will invite you to think about your networks, your systems and your applications through the lens of a cyber actor and identify potential cyber risks and attack scenarios to your business. Pragmatic and outcomes-focused, Rachel will provide you with actionable advice on how to influence your Board of Directors, calibrate your workforce to cyber risk, manage vendor and third party risk, and optimize your technology stack for cyber resiliency - all to demonstrably reduce cybersecurity risk at your company. 

9:35am – 9:55am

Technologies Shaping the Future
In an interview session with security leaders, the exploration of technological advances already reshaping the future of many industries, including the critical use of artificial intelligence, big data, and future disruptors.

9:55am – 10:25am

Key Issues & Opportunities
Experts will discuss responses to key issues and opportunities within Cybersecurity and their impact on the future.

10:25am – 11:00am

Coffee Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion

11:00am – 11:20am

Executing on Innovation in the Digital Era
How do large organizations execute on their most important innovations? In this interview session, senior technology executives share their insights into how they set up internal teams, work with innovation labs, research organizations, leading universities and third parties to stay ahead of the business needs. And…what is working and what is not.

11:20am – 11:40am

The Quantum Era…Is Cybersecurity Ready?
Quantum computing is opening the door for massive advancements in cybersecurity, providing the ability to detect and thwart attacks in advance. But on the flip side, this type of computing is poised to create significant new vulnerabilities – creating the mathematical power to break encryption. Today’s cryptography factors in large prime numbers, which is mathematically a complex solution. Trying to break encryption is now trial and error and needs a very long time. Quantum computers can solve these types of problems is seconds, compared with billions of years of processing using conventional computers.  How should cybersecurity organizations prepare for the future?

11:40am – 12:00pm

Insights into Talent Management
Amazon, arguably is one of the most successful startup of our era, with approximately 650,000 global employees, over 100 million prime members, and a market cap of about $920 billion. In this interview session, discussions focus on how this giant does not offer the usual Silicon Valley perks, but still is winning talent in their highly competitive environment.  In this interview session, CISOs will share their insights into their approaches as they also compete heavily for scarce resources.

12:00pm – 12:20pm

Zero Trust – The Right Model for Security?
Change is always on the horizon, especially for security organizations as they continuously seek to protect their organizations crown jewels. With the latest high visibility around zero trust, what does this model try to solve and what is the impact to an organization to get there?

12:20pm – 12:30pm

Focus on the Future- Polling
An interactive, live polling session where attendees weigh in on their expectations and where they are placing their bets for the future.

12:30pm – 1:35pm

Lunch and Networking

1:35pm – 2:00pm

Top Priorities in a Digital World
It’s not always about more…it’s figuring out how to leverage what you already have in place and continually identifying what you need in order to solve your future challenges, especially with the constraints of limited resources. This session focuses on the list of CISO priorities to stay ahead.
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Innovating on the CISO Role
Their resumes are different now, with technical expertise moved down the page and their abilities to lead, help drive cultural change, communicate across the enterprise, apply rigor and perspective on behalf of the business, and help drive revenue and lower costs, are at the forefront. It’s daunting, to say the least to be in today’s CISO role. This interview session will focus on how CISOs are adapting or not, and their expectations of their role in the future.
2:30pm – 2:45pm
Trends & Impacts - Polling
An interactive, live polling session with the focus on what security executives believe are the latest threats to cyber security and the impact to their businesses.

2:45pm – 3:10pm

Forward Thinking Strategies for Business Resilience Management
Every company’s future depends on business resilience to maintain confidence in its ability to insulate its brand, protect its customers, optimize operational efficiencies, and support its growth.  Most companies struggle with their capability to build capacity due to the rapid pace of technological change such as cloud and IoT, as just a few examples. This session focuses on how organizations are building capabilities to scale quickly and continue to focus on the protections if their assets.

3:10pm – 3:35pm

Break and Networking

3:35pm – 4:35pm

Executive Roundtable Discussions

4:35pm – 4:45pm

Closing Remarks

4:45pm – 5:45pm

Reception and Networking with Prize Drawings