CDM Media Announces Chanel Suggs as Keynote Speaker

Scottsdale, AZ – October 13, 2017: CDM Media is pleased to announce Chanel Suggs, Founder and CEO of Wyvern Security LLC as our keynote speaker for the CISO US Summit on November 12-14 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Dr. Chanel Suggs, or the Duchess of Cybersecurity has over 15 years of experience in cyber security. Her Research focus is host based systems and artificial intelligence. She has worked for large firms such as EMC, Cisco Systems, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon. Suggs holds a Doctorate of Science in Cybersecurity, Masters in Project management, MBA, MS Information Assurance, MS Networking and Communication, and a BS in Computer Science.

Dr. Suggs academic education, degrees, and certification combined with her vast experience enables her to understand her clients’ issues and create the best possible solutions. She is a cyber security expert consultant who has authored two books on the subject that are predicted to become bestsellers. She founded Wyvern Security LLC and has lead it to become the market leader in providing top class solutions to combat cyber security hacks. Wyvern serves to educate organizations about cyber security, provide security consultation, and research solutions to stay ahead of data breaches. Dr. Suggs serves at the President and CEO of Wyvern Security and is also an adjunct professor and exam writer, and an Advisory Board Member of EC Council University.

At the CISO US Summit, Dr. Suggs will lead a keynote presentation on: “Hacking to Prevent Data Breaches: The Art of Exploitation”. She will be joined by other speakers including:

  • Juan Gomez-Sanchez, Chief Security Officer, and Margarita Santiago, Senior Director, Risk & Compliance at Lennar Corp. – Security at the Speed of Business
  • Jim Castle, CISO, Conagra FoodsBuilding Dynamic Security Teams
  • Brian Lawhorn, CISO, Kroger Co.IT Integration in a Distributed World
  • Mark Van Holsbeck, CISO (Director of IT and IS), Avery DennisonSecurity and Compliance; Chicken and Egg or Chalk and Cheese
  • Robert Hofstatter, VP, Global Information Security Operation Services, ScotiabankWhat is the Future of Information Security?
  • Paul Black, VP Cyber Security Operations, McKessonThe Next Generation Security Operations Center
  • Hussein Mereby, Executive Information Security Director (CISO), VeritivArtificial Intelligence and the Rise of Advanced Machine Learning
  • John Whiting, CSO, DDB Worldwide (An Omnicom Co.)GDPR is Coming – Is Your Cyber Security Program Prepared

To learn more about the event and register today visit our Official CISO Summit Site


CDM Media Announces Partnership with Mark Chillingworth

London, UK – October 6, 2017: CDM Media, a leading B2B marketing and media firm, has announced Mark Chillingworth as Official Summit Partner and Master of Ceremonies at the CIO UK Summit on October 26, 2017 at the May Fair Hotel, London, UK.

Mark Chillingworth has been writing about and hosting CIO/CTO community events and podcasts since January 2008. Every week, Chillingworth interviews and hosts debates with leading CIOs from financial services, government, manufacturing, retail and health. In 2016, Chillingworth co-founded Horizon Business Innovation – a podcast, web and live events platform – to bring innovative CIOs and challenger suppliers together. Prior to editing Horizon, Chillingworth spent 8 years as the Editor of CIO UK and created CIO 100 formats in a tenure that took the title from failure to award winner.

The CIO UK Summit draws together 50 senior enterprise IT executives to benchmark and knowledge-share around key themes including AI & robotics, cloud, cybersecurity, digital transformation, GDPR, IoT, blockchain and many more hot industry topics.

Speakers Include:

  • Allison Nau, Managing Director of Data, Cox Automotive – Mobilizing Data from across the Organization
  • Mark Aikman, Group CIO, The North of England P&I Association – IT is dead. Long live IT
  • Michael Natusch, Global Head of AI, Prudential PLC – Making the Most of your Data in the Digital Transformation Journey
  • Richard Corbridge, CIO, HSE Ireland – Topic TBC

For further information please contact Program Director, Matt Rymon: or +44 7590 080 882.

CIO & CISO NYC Summit Recap

Fall is here and that means the start of summit season at CDM Media. The next few months will be jam-packed with exciting panels, discussions, and presentations at each of our thought leadership events.

We kicked off the season with the CIO & CISO New York Summits held at Convene Conference Center in the heart of downtown Manhattan. These two well established programs have a track record of success and, thanks to all the hard work and effort, that success continued this year.

We hosted an impressive group of delegates at both events as our Relationship Management team delivered delegate attendees from some of the most powerful and influential companies in the United States.

A highlight from these two summits was a panel discussion featuring Paul Wilner, CIO of Pall Corporation, Richard Entrup, Global CIO at Christie’s, Karl Schoen-Rene, Director of IT Security of Knights of Columbus, and David Van Skiver, Director of Information Risk Management and Security at Merck.

The discussion focused on Facilitating Technology-Enabled Business Transformation. This topic has never been more poignant and timely and the panelists did not disappoint with an engaging and interactive discussion.

Key points discussed included how transformations affects hiring and company culture followed by how companies need to adapt to the new technology landscape. Changes have not only altered company structure, but the IT department culture as well. Visibility and likability are two qualities needed to be successful in the new age” asserted one CIO panelist.

This was just one of the stirring and informative sessions at the summits that were already filled with guidance, stories, tools, and techniques from our great participants. When asking our panelists, attendees and sponsors why they attend CDM Media’s CIO and CISO summits, one executive noted that they “want their team to know what type of business solutions and what type of automation is currently available on the market.” There is no better place to gather that information than at a CDM Media event.





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