Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 8:55 AM - 12:30 PM ET
Web Conference, Toronto, Ontario
This roundtable at the Toronto Virtual Forum is designed exclusively for CISOs and senior level information security executives to learn and share insights in a confidential setting.
The curriculum will incorporate a blend of strategic content, workbook exercises, and peer discussion to help with long-term success as a leader. Session themes for the day include:
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Keith Gordon is the Executive Vice-President, Chief Security Officer for CIBC with responsibility for Cyber Security, Fraud, Physical Security, Technology Risk Management and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery/Crisis Management. In his previous role, Keith was the Chief Information Security Officer for Ally Financial with responsibility for Cyber Security, Technology Risk and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery/Crisis Management. Prior, Keith worked at Bank of America in Global Information Security where he held multiple security and fraud related roles. Keith also held the role of Enterprise Information Security and IT Risk Management executive at Capital One.
Ben Sapiro is the Global CISO of Great West LifeCo and has worked in both security consulting and operations roles. Ben has security oversight for all of Great West LifeCo operating companies including Canada Life, Irish Life, Empower and Putnam. He has lived both sides of the vendor risk management world as a customer and a vendor.
Two CISOs walk into a bar and… end up talking shop because that’s what we do in infosec. In this session, Keith Gordon, CSO for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Ben Sapiro, Head of Technology Risk and CISO for Canada Life, will have a one-on-one interview, candidly discussing their perspectives on:
Part way through the session, we’ll open the floor for participation. Come with questions ready and expect to leave with actionable insights from your peers.
Jeff Freeborough is the managing partner of Caldwell’s Toronto office and is a member of the firm’s leader team.He is a key member of the Financial Services and Professional Services practices, and is also an active member of the Data, Digital and Technologyand Private Equity and Venture Capital practice teams. Jeff advises clients on search strategy and leads executive level mandates to bring game-changing leaders to their organizations. He specializes in building management teams and boards of directors with an emphasis on transformation –specifically surrounding growth, scale-up, ownership transition, financing/capitalization, transaction, restructuring and culture shift.
Steven Martano is a consultant in Caldwell Partners’ Cyber Security Practice. He recruits across the information security function, including CISOs, CSOs, cyber advisory board members, and cyber leaders in professional services.
Steven spent seven years at Russell Reynolds Associates, where he helped build the Cyber Security and Supply Chain functional practices, serving as a member of the global Corporate Officers practice.
Earlier in his career, Steven worked at Sikorsky Aircraft (then part of United Technologies Corporation), where he led operations and financial planning for multi-billion contracts for the U.S military and key international customers in the Middle East, Asia and South America.
In addition to his professional career, Steven serves as an editor and featured writer at Beyond the Box Score, SB Nation’s baseball analytics platform, and is a contributing columnist to FanGraphs’ The Hardball Times. He holds a BA from The Catholic University of America and a master’s degree in economics & finance from Trinity College.
Shamla is the Head of Cloud Strategy and Innovation at Netskope and a former Managing Partner and Global CISO at IBM. She is a Board Director at both QBE and Stonebridge Acquisition Capital and a Board Member at ReferencePoint. Shamla’s experience spans 38+ years in a variety of sectors and 6 continents, making her an expert in cross-cultural collaboration and working across industries. She is recognized as a leader in applying security to enable priorities of the business. Her background also includes authoring and teaching several courses for the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law in technology, security, and privacy law. Shamla coaches professionals on leadership, board communication and how to align security with strategic business initiatives.
Rich is CEO and Analyst for Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, in addition to Founder and Vice President of Product at DisruptOPS, a cloud environment monitoring platform. Prior to founding Securosis, he was Research Vice President for Gartner’s security team where he also served as Research Co-Chair for the Gartner Security Summit. Additionally,Rich has served as an independent consultant, web application developer, software development manager, and a systems and network administrator.
Rear Admiral Becker is a former Naval Intelligence Officer and senior executive with a unique combination of military, business, cyber security, education and leadership experience. He’s served around the world, afloat and ashore, in peace, crisis and combat. As the CEO of “The Becker T3 Group,” he has a passion for contributing to clients’ organizational development and personal leadership growth by translating military characteristics of “Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity™” into corporate pillars of “Performance, Productivity and Profit.” Paul is a leadership instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy and previously served as a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy. He maintains a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information clearance
Military service includes; Director of Intelligence (J2) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he was the principal intelligence and cyber security advisor to the Chairman, the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii, the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan, Commanding Officer of the Department of Defense’s largest Joint Intelligence Operations Center at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Intelligence Officer (N2) for the U.S. Naval Forces Middle East in Bahrain and an Assistant Naval Attaché to France.
Paul holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelors of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. He’s successfully managed multi-million dollar budgets, led large, diverse teams through critical startups, organizational restructuring, and fast track growth. He is Senior Fellow with the Center for Naval Analysis (CNA) and serves on several Boards, including President of the Naval Academy’s Friends of the Jewish Chapel. A dynamic public speaker and author, his articles and presentations have been widely published.
Rear Admiral Becker is the recipient of the National Intelligence Community and Department of Defense’s Distinguished Service Medals and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The Naval Intelligence Community recognized RADM Becker in 2016 by establishing the “Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity” leadership award in his honor.
Registrants will receive a logistics email with web conference meeting information one day prior to the event.
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