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Call for Speakers – 2nd CISO 360 USA Virtual

The programme is currently being researched and produced.

If you would be interested in getting involved as a Speaker, please let us know.

We would also very much value your input into companies, topics or specific persons you may like to see present at the event this year!

 We are always looking for:

  • keynote insights or cutting-edge live demos

  • best practice corporate case studies

  • fresh formats and future-facing persons and companies

  • actionable takeaways

  • inspiration from the world’s smartest thinkers and doers!

We welcome your input into shaping the agenda.

Please email with your thoughts.

Many thanks!

2020 speaker panel included 

Eduardo Jany is the Executive Officer for the award winning Bloomberg, LP Global Security Operations Team tasked with physical security, protective services, event security and investigations for more than 20,000 employees and over 190 offices in more than 70 countries. He has over 25 years of experience in security having led consulting, training and advisory services for international security and law enforcement projects with special emphasis on Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. He retired as a Colonel from the United States Marine Corps having served over 33 years of combined active and reserve duty in Special Operations, Anti-Terrorism, Reconnaissance and Infantry assignments as well as prior service in the U.S. Army Special Forces. He also retired from law enforcement as a Police Captain after more than 20 years of active police service in Florida, Minnesota and Washington State. Eduardo received a Master’s in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville and attended the University of Minnesota for undergraduate studies. He was a 2013 Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government, the National Defense University National Security Program, and is a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the FBI DSEA Executive National Academy. Eduardo earned numerous US and foreign awards and decorations including the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Police Medal of Valor. He is the Chairman of the Overseas Security Advisory Council – Latin America Regional Council, Chairman of the USVI Public Safety Support Foundation; a member of the FDR Four Freedoms Park Board, the Citizen’s Crime Commission of New York City and is a member of ASIS, the National Tactical Officer Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Mr. Ohanian is the Chief Information Security Officer for Los Angeles (LA) County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the largest child welfare institution in the nation. He has 20 years of experience in information technology, cybersecurity and defense strategies, risk management, forensics, privacy, compliance, cloud security, business continuity, and software engineering in the private and public sectors. Before DCFS, he served as the first Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer at LA County Counsel where he established an Information Security and Privacy program and ensured compliance with legal mandates. As a visionary and innovative Information Security Officer, Mr. Ohanian has architected and implemented cybersecurity and privacy programs from the ground up, interwoven cybersecurity into the business culture creating a security-conscious enterprise, and assertively achieved the organization’s mission of service excellence through outstanding leadership, governance, strategic planning, business acumen, and cost-saving transformation initiatives. Mr. Ohanian is an active member of various Cybersecurity taskforce and workgroups and leads and oversees the Countywide Risk Management Cybersecurity Team responsible for developing and implementing administrative, technical, and tactical strategies to assess and reduce cybersecurity risks to County information assets. Mr. Ohanian has been a keynote speaker and panel member in numerous conferences such as Interop, Los Angeles Government Summit, and National Cybersecurity Awareness seminars. In addition, he is a Ph.D. dissertation committee member for cybersecurity using Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Center for Information Systems & Technology Claremont Graduate University. Mr. Ohanian’s accomplishments in improving organizations’ cybersecurity posture has led to various excellence awards including multiple Information Security Officer of the year awards. Mr. Ohanian has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly Pomona (magna cumlaude), and obtained his dual Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity and Business Administration at the University of Maryland (UMUC). He is currently pursing Master of Science in Applied Psychology program at the University of Southern California.

Recognised cyber security MD with over twenty five years of industry experience implementing successful programmes in demanding global financial services environments. I provide strategic vision, leadership and technology expertise with a proven track record for effective risk management, change delivery and exceptional impact. Strong track record of creating and leading sector wide initiatives. At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Simon is regional CISO with responsibility for all aspects of cyber security in the EMEA region working closely with business and technical leaders. Member of the bank’s information security senior leadership team that directs the enterprise wide prevention and response activities, with an active role in defining the global strategic operating model and setting strategic long-term goals. Accountable to both global and regional executives, I maintain a strong emphasis on the continuous improvement of information security controls while partnering closely with peer external organisations in order to achieve enhanced collective protection across the finance sector. Previous sector positions have included Bank of England’s industry chair of the Cyber Coordination Group and Chair of CPNI’s Financial Services Information Exchange (FSIE) and Global Head of IT Security at Thomson Reuters.

Ron Woerner, CISSP, CISM is a noted consultant, speaker and writer in the Security industry. As the Cyber-AAA Chief Security Evangelist, he delivers assurance, awareness and answers to small, medium, and large organizations. Ron established the Cybersecurity Studies program at Bellevue University, an NSA Center of Academic Excellence where he still teaches. He has been a featured speaker at the TEDx, (ISC)2, ISACA, and RSA conferences. Ron is always looking for more hackers.

Alyssa Miller (CISM) is a life-long hacker, security advocate, author, and public speaker with almost 15 years of experience in security roles. She has always had a passion for deconstructing technology, particularly since buying her first computer at the age of 12 teaching herself BASIC programming. In her career, Alyssa has performed all forms of security assessments but given her developer background, she has a dedication to application security. She specializes in working with business and security leaders to design and deploy effective security programs that strengthen enterprise security posture. Alyssa is also committed to advocating for improving security practices. Not only does she speak internationally at various industry, vendor and corporate events, Alyssa also engages in the community through her online content, media appearances, and security community activism. Her journey through security was recently featured in Cybercrime Magazine. She’s also been recognized in Peerlyst’s e-Book “50 Influential Penetration Testers”. Alyssa is board member for Women of Security (WoSEC), Advisory Board Member for BlueTeam Con, and serves on the review board for DevSec Con. She is currently an Application Security Advocate for London-based Snyk Ltd.

Aubrey Turner has extensive background successfully delivering strategic, enterprise cyber security solutions to Fortune 1000 companies that addresses business problems, strengthens organizations, reduces risk and delivers positive business outcomes. Aubrey has demonstrated rapport and consensus building with key stakeholders. Additionally, he has proven leadership, communication, management, collaboration and sales skills. Aubrey’s background is comprised of the following:

  • 20 years of cyber security experience comprising
    • Over 12 years in identity access management starting in the early 2000’s through the present (Deloitte/FishNet Security/Optiv/Ping Identity)
    • Five years of experience in data security (governance/DLP) and privacy
    • Multi-domain experience also includes risk management, BCP/DRP, network/software security, application security, threat and vulnerability management
  • 20 years of customer facing strategic advisory consulting, implementation and solution sales experience
  • Experience covering financial services, healthcare, retail, software, telecom and other sectors
  • Hold the following certifications: CISSP, CIPP, CISA and CRISC

Christopher Leigh is currently the Director and Chief of Information Security Officer at Eversource Energy.  Christopher has over 20 years of domestic and global experience in leading cyber-security teams.  In the current role, he is responsible for all aspects of information security including Threat and Risk Management, Policy and Compliance, architecture,  and Incident Response.  Christopher has held similar roles at Consolidated Edison, United Technologies Corporation. Christopher’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, specializing in Accounting and Management, minoring in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s College.  He also has a Master’s degree in Business Economics from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master’s degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University.  Christopher is a Certified Privacy Professional and a Certified Risk and Information Systems Control professional. Christopher is an adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University and on the Board of Directors for Community Solutions, Incorporated.  He was also a member of the United States Navy Reserves for 14 years.

Michael is responsible for Information Security, Physical Security, Operational Resilience and Health and Safety for AXA’s businesses in the US, AXA UK & Ireland, the AXA XL group, AXA’s Asset Management businesses (including AXA IM, Architas, and others) and AXA Global Health. There are CSO’s reporting into Michael in each of these businesses.

An experienced CSO/CISO with more than 20 years experience in financial services, Michael has a strong side-interest in computer forensics and in the management of digital evidence. Graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1987 where he studied Mathematics and Computer Science. He has since lived in three continents and has lectured globally on security technology issues. Since 1996 has been working in Security and Technology in Financial Services primarily in London.

Michael is currently the head of cybersecurity at New Avon where he executes on all things security for the corporate and digital properties ranging from strategic through operational. His many years of experience in security started in 1999 and has progressed along with the threat landscape and the technology and process meant to combat them.   Solutions Michael has implemented include GRC, enterprise monitoring, SIEM, risk assessment, vulnerability/pen testing management and remediation. Industries that Michael has worked on include Telecom, Real Estate, Direct-Selling and a few start-ups. His “day job” has included more than 20 years doing infrastructure and provides him an end-to-end perspective on the relationship between the business need and its reliance on security. Michael earned degrees in Industrial Psychology & Business from the University at Buffalo and an MBA from Iona College. 

Paul Innella founded, financed, and built TDI into a world-class multi-million dollar profitable consulting firm, offering cybersecurity services to government agencies and commercial clients around the world. Paul has overseen cyber programs and managed security professionals in the United States, England, Bahrain, Singapore, Japan, and Guam. Since entering the cybersecurity space some 20 years ago, he has endeavored to improve the field through active participation in the cyber community at large, volunteering his time and resources, freely offering expertise via lectures and publications, and by building a company whose entire value system promotes cybersecurity advancement. After nearly two decades as CEO of a company renowned for service delivery excellence, Paul charted and executed a strategy for moving TDI from services only to R&D by leveraging clearly articulated intellectual property in the development of a SaaS solution and embarking on a journey to build a cybersecurity ecosystem. He is a CISSP who holds a B.S. in Computer Science from James Madison University and serves as a Board Member on the Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, James Madison University STEM Executive Advisory Council, and the WashingtonExec’s Cyber Council.

An experienced Senior Leader & Corporate Executive, Security & Risk Professional, Ray is a globally acknowledged and well-known thought leader; recognised and highly respected as someone who delivers. Ray has sat on global programmes for the World Economic Forum on Cyber Resilience and the Advisory Board for the Information Security Forum. Ray has held Group CISO/CSO & EVP roles for BT, National Grid, Interoute, Redwood Technologies and Airbus UK.  He has been fortunate enough to have held global accountability, ranging from consultancy, through to design, build and run of managed services; including full profit and loss ownership for multiple business lines, while combining this experience with protection of Critical National Infrastructure in the Energy and Communications industries.

Dr. Robert Coles is the Director of Cumberland House Consulting Ltd, specialising in cyber security strategy, programme delivery and Non-Exec and Board Advisory roles. He is also an Honorary Professor at UCL and Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. He holds a number of commercial board positions including Chair of the Crossword Consulting Ltd Board, Chair of the Crossword Cybersecurity PLC advisory board, member of the advisory boards for Think Cyber Ltd, UK bank, a US pharmaceutical and the Government of Singapore Ministry of Health and member of the Tech-Nation Cybersecurity judging panel. Robert has over 30 years of cybersecurity experience and has held a number of Chief Information Security Officer positions, including for the NHS and health and care system, GSK, National Grid and Merrill Lynch.  In all these roles, he owned the information security risk and was responsible for providing leadership across the organisations. He was accountable to the Executive and their Boards for establishing information security strategy and direction, building information security teams and delivering the information security change programme. Prior to these CISO roles, he held a number of “head of” roles at Royal Bank of Scotland, and was the first lead partner, and set up, KPMG’s Information Security Services for EMEA. Robert has extensive links with major industry information security networking groups and government security agencies.  He also has links with a number of universities and participates in leading edge research, particularly with Royal Holloway where he is an Executive Sponsor for the Institute of Information Security Innovation, and Cranfield University where he is an executive sponsor for the Cyber Masters Programme. He was awarded a PhD in psychology by the University of Leeds for his work on the perceptions of information and IT risk and has published and presented on this and other topics.


Enquire about becoming a speaker at CISO 360 USA

 We are always looking for:

  • keynote insights or cutting-edge ‘live’ demos
  • innovative best practice corporate case studies
  • fresh ideas from future-facing persons and companies
  • actionable takeaways
  • the world’s smartest thinkers and doers in security, resilience, cyber, privacy, resilience, risk, governance, compliance – BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY!

 Speaker Rules of Thumb when it comes to programming and presenting at CISO 360 USA!

  • Familiarise with your Avatar. Walk onto the stage. Share your webcam on the presentation tool and turn to face the audience! 
  • A virtual presentation should be half the length of a physical one. Focus on the physical presence of your Avatar + your Face (webcam share) behind you. Why not dress the same as your Avatar 🙂
  • Use PowerPoint sparingly.
  • Give news. Hold back important announcements to specific points in your session
  • Leave plenty of time for questions.  The Chairman will facilitate Q&A from the “Raised Hands” in the room. Stay around after your session! 
  • Create a rhythm to your presentation. Create a flow between use of slides (if needed) or between yourself and fellow speakers if you are doing a joint session.
  • Content rule of thumb – “say what you can’t show, show what you can’t say”. Use talking heads about the vision but employ videos or a slide for internal cases studies to demonstrate the latest innovation in your office or factory!

We welcome your input into shaping the agenda!

Our programmes are highly researched and “led by, for and with” C-Level practitioners who do the job day in and day out. Programmes are structured and organic to ensure that we remain agile to meet the very latest requirements!

For further information, please contact Sara Hook
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