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Courageous Leadership and Advancing the CISO Role to Deliver Innovation and Grow the Business will Drive the Discussion at HMG Strategy's 2017 New York CISO Executive Leadership Summit

NEW YORK, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Visionary security leaders are doing much more than protecting the enterprise. They're also stepping up with bold strategies for expanding into new markets, achieving symmetry between innovation and security, and creating new waves of value for the enterprise. These will be among the topics explored by top-tier Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other industry thought leaders at the 2017 New York CISO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on April 28, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt New York.

"Blue-chip CISOs provide extended value beyond guarding the enterprise," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President & CEO. "Courageous CISOs are being asked to help drive innovation and generate business value by members of the C-suite and the board of directors."

The New York CISO Summit will kick-off with an executive briefing by Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance. This will be followed by a panel of rock-star security executives including Kirsten Davies, Group Chief Security Officer, Barclays Africa Group, that will discuss the courageous leadership traits required by CISOs to drive innovation and secure the enterprise.

Other intriguing sessions will include a panel of search executives who will share the leadership traits required by CISOs to lead with a strategic vision and to cultivate a culture of security across the enterprise; leading venture capitalists will discuss the latest trends and opportunities in security technologies; an executive interview with IBM Global CISO Shamla Naidoo; a gripping presentation by Edward Amoroso, former Chief Security Officer at AT&T and Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC, on a shift toward virtualized and distributed security; Israel Martinez, Chairman, Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global, will share the high-level direction of the Trump Administration in critical areas such as cyber security and policy making; a prestigious panel that will explore the key challenges of enterprise security today and into the future, including what's required to transition from a reactive to a proactive security posture; a set of roundtable working groups that will dive into the key challenges and opportunities associated with information security initiatives ranging from must-have strategies with the board of directors to securing connected devices and the Internet of Things; followed by a star-studded panel that will examine the future role of the CISO along with recommendations for strengthening your personal brand.

Esteemed speakers at the New York CISO Summit will include Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner – Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Roota Almeida, Head of Information Security, Delta Dental of NJ and CT; Edward Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC; Terry Barbounis, Cybersecurity Evangelist, CenturyLink; Christopher Bernard, Managing Director, Global Security & Risk, Cushman & Wakefield; Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance; Mignona Cote, CISO Aetna International, CISO PayFlex, Sr. Director/Business Compliance Officer, Global Security, Aetna; Kirsten Davies, Group Chief Security Officer, Barclays Africa Group; Justin Fier, Director of Cyber Intelligence and Analytics, Darktrace; Kenneth Foster, Former CISO & Managing Director, Data Center Engineering & Operations, Rollins, Inc.; Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search; Mike Kail, Chief Innovation Officer, Cybric; Emmet Keeffe III, Venture Partner, Insight Venture Partners; Ajoy Kumar, Business Information Security Officer, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation; Janet Levesque, CISO, RSA; Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; David Munroe, Director of Information Security, National Hockey League; Shamla Naidoo, Global CISO, IBM Corporation; Yonesy Núñez, SVP/Information Security Leader – Wholesale & International, Wells Fargo; Scott Robbin, Engagement Manager, IT Officers Practice, Heidrick & Struggles; Thomas Sammel, Principal – Head of Cybersecurity, KKR & Co. L.P.; Ed Sim, Founder, boldstart ventures; Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, ZRG Partners, LLC; Kiran Vangaveti, CISO, Tudor Investment Corporation; John Whiting, Global Chief Information Security Officer, DDB Worldwide; and Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO, BUNGE LTD.

Platinum Partners for the summit include CenturyLink and Darktrace. Gold Partners include Datalink, LogRhythm, and Vidder. Research Partners include Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital.

To visit the New York CISO Summit website and register for the event, click here.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world's largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of technology leaders. Our regional CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and online Resource Center deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent. The HMG Strategy global network consists of over 300,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. Additionally, our partnerships with the world's leading search firms provide vital insights into the evolving role of the CIO.

The HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Series offers a completely unique experience for IT executives to gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of IT, and build invaluable relationships with peers and industry experts. The HMG Strategy CISO Executive Leadership Series is designed to provide information security leaders with the insights and best practices they need to tackle the most pressing cyber security challenges facing the enterprise today and going forward.

For more information on joining the strongest executive leadership network and exploring our independent, forward-thinking thought leadership platform, please visit www.hmgstrategy.com.


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