CIO San Francisco Bay Area Summit | Sept. 26, 2023 | San Francisco, CA, USA


Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Address

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Panel Discussion: The Use of AI & ML Within Your Industry

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

In this session attendees will learn how to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to drive innovation and improve business outcomes. Speakers will share real-world examples of successful AI and ML implementations across different industries and provide insights into best practices for implementing these technologies.

The session will also address the challenges and opportunities associated with using AI and ML in business.

Nikhil Vora

Head of Fraud, Risk and Compliance Technology

Silicon Valley Bank

Gaurav Sabharwal

Head of Enterprise Applications and Client Data Strategy

Pitney Bowes

Suresh Karri

VP, Software Development - IoT & Cloud, Connected Technology


Dhawal Thakker

Principal - Cyber Risk - National Leader Governance Risk & Compliance


Ashish Garg

Head of InfoSec Architecture & Engineering


Thought Leadership: Beyond Passwordless: Zero-Trust "Always Verify" Security with No User Action

9:45 AM - 10:10 AM

Join Thi Nguyen-Huu, President and CEO of WinMagic, as he brings new insights and innovation to the world of passwordless authentication.

Passwordless authentication frees users from having to remember their passwords. WinMagic has further revolutionized the passwordless experience by introducing no-user-action — no passwords, no traditional MFA and no hardware keys. The user only needs to unlock the endpoint for seamless, secure and virtually invisible access to their online apps and services.

Learn about WinMagic’s state-of-the-art FIDO-based authentication that delivers uncompromising, phishing-resistant security. Thi will introduce a new concept featuring a “user + endpoint device” entity where the endpoint verifies the user in real-time. MagicEndpoint offers secure online authentication and continuous verification to support your Zero Trust strategy. Combine this revolutionary no-user-action approach with WinMagic’s 25 years of continuous innovation in full disk encryption and secure MFA for preboot login and Windows sign-on.

Whether you’re starting your passwordless journey or building your use case, come discover how to achieve powerful security with the best user experience.

Thi Nguyen-Huu

President and CEO


AM Break

10:10 AM - 10:20 AM

Think Tank: Generative AI & Cybersecurity - Friends and Enemies

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM
The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) has brought about transformative changes across industries, making AI an integral part of modern business strategies. However, with these opportunities come significant risks, and one of the foremost concerns for organizations is the domain of cybersecurity. In this session, we shift our focus to the opportunities and risks that Generative AI offers in the realm of cybersecurity. While Generative AI holds great promise for enhancing cybersecurity defenses and strategies, its adoption within organizations, as well as its potential utilization by threat actors, brings forth both new and familiar threats and risks.

Dušan Vuksanovic

VP Cyber Security & Innovation, CISO

Swisscom Outpost

Executive Visions Session: Recommendations for Optimizing AI Infrastructure Investments

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM

Organizations are faced with the challenge of developing a hybrid multicloud architecture to satisfy the needs of AI and next generation storage architectures. Most organizations have their data spread across private data centers and multiple public clouds. In this panel discussion, our esteemed experts will explore the strategies and insights needed to get a multi-cloud posture to avoid lock-in, reduce costs, and innovate with data and AI models from multiple clouds.

  • How to rationalize and optimize AI infrastructure investments by getting out of the hardware business and moving to a more manageable and predictable model
  • The types of AI workloads that should be outside the cloud and identify what the best solution options are
  • Advice for transitioning to a Hybrid AI architecture for your infrastructure.
  • Effective approaches for data management regarding distributed AI and effective ML Ops environments

John Gentry

Global DGX Platform Technical Sales and Strategy


Kaladhar Voruganti

Senior Technologist, Office of the CRO


Vaishali Ghiya

VP Global Technical Sales


Think Tank: Third Party Risk Management

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

The security industry is now a $160B+ industry. So how are we doing? Many CISOs are feeling the pressure of selecting just the right products from a field of thousands of vendors and even more providers. But where does the real risk lie? In what you have detected or what you haven't? Once a company has put millions of dollars into improving cyber security but are still getting compromised, then what? One CISO's perspective on how to look at the overarching issues we face in trying to detect and stop cyber attacks before they start.

Yasser Alkoraishi

Head of Risk


Innovation Sessions

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Innovation Session #1: Presented by CloudBees

How Open Source Software Can Drive Secure Software Delivery

Speaker: Anders Wallgren, VP of Strategy & Technology, CloudBees


Innovation Session #2: Presented by Do It Lean

Digital Innovation at the Speed of Business

Speaker: Mike W. Jones, General Manager, Americas, Do It Lean

Anders Wallgren

VP of Strategy & Technology


Mike Jones

General Manager, Americas

Do It Lean

Think Tank: The Great Debate Engineering Capacity vs. Product Model & Prioritization

12:15 PM - 12:40 PM

Cybersecurity technologies to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover are extremely important, but not sufficient. HumanOS upgrade is required to safely use the Internet and It is not only about training and awareness. It is about the way users must behave online and IT community must openly acknowledge system vulnerabilities. Humans are the weakest and strongest links in Cybersecurity.

Sandeep Shekhawat

Director of Software Engineering

Walmart Global Tech

Networking Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Think Tank : People, Process, and Platform - where to start in a modern IT framework

1:45 PM - 2:10 PM

A modern IT framework can help create consistent and repeatable results. It can also get in the way of getting things done when not implemented properly.

IT is about enabling people and multiplying the impact of their work. It can also be about reducing negative impacts. Efficient and effective processes can help people achieve business objectives with less effort and stress.

There are many considerations when selecting and implementing an IT framework:

  • Business Goals
  • Current Service Culture
  • Customer Expectations
  • Existing Skill Base
  • Staffing Levels

Joe Silva

IT Director Data & GRC

Kelly Moore

Executive Boardroom: You Got 15 Minutes - What's Your Story?

2:15 PM - 2:40 PM

Simple and effective communication with other executives and the board is vital in communicating your story. 

Attend this session to learn how to connect the dots between your metrics, industry standards, and dollars to tell your story in 15 minutes or less with value cards.  Nick Curcuru will show real-world examples of how CISOs have connected the dots for their crypto and PKI teams using value cards.  These cards told the story of the team's current efforts, laid out their future projects, built funding cases, and even minimized a reduction in force in their areas.

When you leave the session, you can return to your desk, shape your value card, and outline the story you must tell your fellow executives and the board. 

Nick Curcuru

Head of Solutions Marketing


Think Tank: Data Privacy: What You Need to Know and How to Get Started

2:45 PM - 3:10 PM

Data privacy is a huge public concern of the digital age, with growing focus from consumers. Learn where to start and how to leverage current frameworks to expand into Data Privacy.

Adrienne Cantor

Director, Privacy Operations and Data Governance


Innovation Sessions

3:15 PM - 3:35 PM

Innovation Session #1: Presented by HCL Technologies

Securing your Enterprise from Application to Endpont - How to Mitigate Risks Before the Attack

Speaker: Erik Ostly, Client Director, HCL Technologies

Innovation Session #2: Presented by Wiz

From CSPM to CNAPP: Defining a new operating model for cloud security​.

Speaker: Andrew Dang, Solutions Engineer, Wiz  

Andrew Dang

Solutions Engineer


Erik Ostly

Client Director

HCL Technologies

Think Tank: Applying AI to New Technologies Risk vs Reward

3:40 PM - 4:05 PM

We have moved from an information-poor to an information-rich society. Practically unlimited availability of data, computing, networking and socio-mobile connectivity are fundamentally altering our world. In particular, they are enabling businesses to become more effective The increasing connectedness of using big data analytics - collecting all relevant data and automating their processing to drive decision making. This represents a fundamental shift from traditional business analytics, where limited amount of structured data is batch-processed to produce standard Business Intelligence reports

Atif Yusuf

Director of Cyber Security and Data Privacy - Americas Corporate Office

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc.

Fireside Chat: Adapting the Velocity of Security

4:10 PM - 4:35 PM

Situation: There is no real standard or rulebook  to being a CISO. Highly regulated companies vs high tech entities have and need very different approaches to CyberSecurity.

Complication: Highly regulated - Compliance/Audit driven with generally slow to change cultures. High Tech relies on speed of release and required proof of threat. *Caveat - IPO tech companies


  • Must be adaptable/Have to learn the business
  • Socialization 
  • Board report a must 


Jeremiah Kung



Closing Panel : Diversity & Inclusion: The Positive Impact on Transformation

4:50 PM - 5:25 PM

In the dynamic realm of technology leadership, the critical role of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is gaining recognition as a catalyst for innovation, resilience, and transformation. This panel discussion brings together distinguished CIOs and CISOs to delve into the profound influence of D&I on organizational change and technology advancement. Join us as we explore the untapped potential of diverse perspectives and inclusive cultures in driving positive transformation across the technology landscape.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain a profound understanding of the direct correlation between D&I and technological innovation.
  • Learn strategies for cultivating an inclusive technology environment that attracts diverse talent.
  • Explore real-world success stories that highlight the business benefits of diverse leadership.
  • Understand how D&I can enhance cybersecurity strategies and resilience.
  • Discover how diverse teams drive digital transformation and adapt to technological disruptions.

Aaron Gette


EoS Fitness

Adrienne Cantor

Director, Privacy Operations and Data Governance


Dušan Vuksanovic

VP Cyber Security & Innovation, CISO

Swisscom Outpost

Summit Happy Hour

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM