CIO & CISO SoCal Summits Recap

March 19, 2019 – Loews Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

While there were subfreezing temperatures in Chicago, we were thrilled to hold our CIO and CISO Southern California Summits in beautiful Los Angeles, CA at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. These summits welcomed CIOs and CISOs as well as other IT/security executives throughout SoCal and featured conversations and thought leadership discussions around the latest topics including digital transformation, augmented analytics, smart spaces, cybersecurity, blockchain and much more.

A special thank you to our speakers for their excellent insight throughout this busy day:

Also, special thanks to the panelists who participated in the Executive Visions panel, The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CXO, as well as the Women in IT Panel, Building a High-Performance Team for Digital Transformation.

Executive Visions Panel:

  • Tim Moran, Former Senior Vice President of Global Information Technology Financial Systems, Live Nation Entertainment (Moderator)
  • Mark Van Holsbeck, CISO, Avery Dennison
  • Lance Hassell, Chief Operating Officer, Covenant Care
  • Kathy Linares, VP of IT, Insulectro
  • Paul Love, CISO, CO-OP Financial Services

Women in IT Panel:

  • Helen Norris, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Chapman University
  • Louise Brandy, VP of Enterprise Applications, Essex Property Trust
  • Kathy Linares, VP of IT, Insulectro
  • Nayaki Nayyar, President, Digital Service Management, BMC Software
  • Nicole McMackin, President and CEO, Irvine Technology Corporation
  • Carol Fawcett, Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Golden State Foods

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help them achieve their goals. We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s CIO and CISO Southern California Summits!

Executive Insights Podcast – Ken Kumar

We’re thrilled to announce the next episode of the Executive Insights Podcast series. The third episode of the podcast features Ken Kumar, a global executive technology leader in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industry, as he sits down with our Relationship Management Director, John Suguitan.

Tune in to the second episode of the podcast series where Sergio shares his insight on the latest challenges facing his industry, the latest technology disruptors, the impact of digital transformation and more!

CIO & CISO Miami Summits Recap

March 14, 2019 – Four Seasons – Brickell, Miami, FL

We took our talents down to South Beach for our CIO & CISO Miami Summits on March 14, 2019 at the Four Seasons in downtown Miami. These summits welcomed CIOs and CISOs as well as other IT/security executives throughout the South Florida and featured conversations and thought leadership discussions around the latest topics including digital transformation, augmented analytics, smart spaces, cybersecurity, blockchain and much more.

A special thank your to our speakers for their excellent insight throughout this busy day:

Also, special thanks to the panelists who participated in the Working Lunch – Diversity by Design in Artificial Intelligence

  • Annalisa Fernandez, Intercultural Strategist, Because Culture (Moderator)
  • Gary Eppinger, CISO, Carnival Corporation
  • Lars Schmekel, CISO, Miami Dade County
  • Chris Harrison, CTO, Nova Southeastern University
  • Greg Taffet, MC, Board Member of South Florida Digital Alliance, former CIO, US Gas and Electric

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help them achieve their goals. We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s CIO and CISO Miami Summits!


CIO & CISO Chicago Summits Recap

March 12, 2019 – Convene – 16 W Adams, Chicago, IL

Being headquartered in Chicago, we are always excited to host our summits in our backyard as the CIO and CISO Chicago Summits took place at the Convene – 16 W Adams in the Loop. These summits welcomed CIOs and CISOs as well as other IT/security executives throughout the Windy City region and featured conversations and thought leadership discussions around the latest topics including digital transformation, augmented analytics, smart spaces, cybersecurity, blockchain and much more.

A special thank your to our speakers for their excellent insight throughout this busy day:

Also, special thanks to the panelists who participated in the Executive Visions panel – The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CIO & CISO

  • Steve Rubinow, President, Infocology Inc.
  • Ruben Chacon, CISO, Constellation Brands
  • Vince Fattore, CIO, Temperature Equipment Corporation
  • Mohammed Dastagir, Chief Technology Officer, Sears Holdings Corporation

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help them achieve their goals. We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s CIO and CISO Chicago Summits!

CIO & CISO New York Summits Recap

February 26, 2019 – Convene – 117 W 46th St., New York, NY

The Big Apple was home to our third round of summits in 2019 as we held our CIO and CISO New York Summits at the Convene – 117 W 46th St in Midtown. These summits welcomed CIOs and CISOs as well as other IT/security executives throughout the Tri-state area and featured conversations and thought leadership discussions around the latest topics including digital transformation, augmented analytics, smart spaces, cybersecurity, blockchain and much more.

A special thank your to our speakers for their excellent insight throughout this busy day:M

Also, special thanks to the panelists who participated in the Executive Visions panel – The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CXO

  • Alizabeth Calder, SVP CIO, HomeEquity Bank
  • Kenn Kern, CIO, District Attorney Office, New York
  • Jazz Tobaccowalla, CIO, Celgene
  • Chirag Arora, CISO, Crum & Forster
  • Allen Hsiao, Vice President & Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Yale New Haven Health
  • Lance Braunstein, CIO, E*Trade

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help them achieve their goals. We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s CIO and CISO New York Summits!


CIO & CISO D.C. & Public Sector Summits Recap

February 21, 2019 – Convene – 1201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

The second summit of the year took place in our nation’s capital where we held multiple summits – CIO and CISO DC Summits alongside our CIO and CISO Public Sector Summit. These summits welcomed CIOs, CISOs as well as other IT/security executives throughout the DC area in both the public and private sectors and featured conversations and thought leadership discussions around the latest topics including digital transformation, augmented analytics, smart spaces, cybersecurity, blockchain and much more.

A special thank your to our speakers for their excellent insight throughout this busy day:

Master of Ceremonies & Panel Moderators:

  • Stan Kizior, Former COO – Department of IT, State of Maryland
  • Aaron Rinehart, Former Chief Enterprise Security Architect, UnitedHealth Group

Think Tank, Executive Boardroom, Thought Leadership Sessions Speakers:

Also, special thanks to the panelists who participated in the Executive Visions panel – The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CIO

  • Marvin Onyemaechi, CIO, The George Washington University Hospital
  • Don Spicer, Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief Information Officer, University System of Maryland
  • Jothi Dugar, Chief Information Security Officer, National Institute of Health

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help them achieve their goals. We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s CIO and CISO DC and Public Sector Summits!


CIO & CISO Montreal Summits Recap

February 12, 2019 – The Ritz- Carlton, Montreal, QC

Last month, we kicked off our summit calendar in Montreal for our CIO and CISO Montreal Summits. These summits welcomed CIOs, CISOs as well as other IT/security executives throughout the Montreal area and featured conversations and thought leadership discussions around the latest topics including digital transformation, augmented analytics, smart spaces, cybersecurity, blockchain and much more.

A special thank you to our speakers for their excellent insight throughout this busy day:

Also, special thanks to the panelists who participated in the Executive Visions panel – Dealing with the Disruptive Technologies & Diversity That Are Changing the Workplace

  • Fouad Farès, Founding Partner & CEO, MINDSMASTER Canada Inc. (Moderator)
  • Christine Sayegh-Filgiano, Executive Vice President, Portfolio Construction and Risk, Ivanhoe Cambridge
  • Remi Lafrance, Chief Information Officer, Réseau de transport métropolitain
  • Nadia Naffi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Educational Technology, Concordia University

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help them achieve their goals. We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s CIO and CISO Montreal Summits!

Executive Insights Podcast – Sergio Rio

We’re thrilled to announce the next episode of the Executive Insights Podcast series. The second episode of the podcast features food & beverage industry leader, Sergio Rio as he sits down with our Relationship Management Director, John Suguitan.

Tune in to the second episode of the podcast series where Sergio shares his insight on the latest challenges facing his industry, strategy around digital transformation, relationship with technology partners and more!

CDM Media Announces 2019 CISO Events Lineup

Expanded lineup of CISO programs launches with events in over 30 global markets

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – CDM Media USA Inc. has today unveiled their lineup of C-Level executive events catering to the Chief Information Security Officer and senior IT security executive teams of large enterprise organizations. Featuring regionally-focused summits, industry-specific events, subject matter series, and exclusive executive dinners, the 2019 calendar builds upon a successful year of 2018 in more than 30 global cities.

In stark contrast to the conference and tradeshow circuit, CDM Media curates intimate, exclusive CISO events with an emphasis on peer-on-peer learning, open discussion and debate, and user-driven content that tackles the most pressing and relevant business and technology challenges alongside a selection of top solution providers. This year’s slate of programs will continue that tradition as CISOs and senior IT security executives look to secure their organizations against threats both internal and external, tackle privacy and compliance issues, and drive their organizations into a secure digital future.

“There’s never been more demand for peer-on-peer education opportunities in the cyber sector for C-Level executives, and we believe this year’s portfolio of programs presents us an unprecedented opportunity to assist CISOs and senior IT security executives as they rapidly deploy cybersecurity, privacy, and other security initiatives.”

– Glenn Willis, CEO & Founder

CDM Media’s portfolio of CISO programs in 2019 will be hosted in the following cities: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Calgary, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Copenhagen, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, Munich, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Paris, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Toronto, and Washington D.C., with more cities to be added throughout the year. The full slate of CISO programs can be found at www.cdmmedia.com/ciso.

About CDM Media, Inc.

CDM Media is the leading global face-to-face technology and marketing events, specializing in C-Suite engagement with the world’s largest brands. Founded in 2007, the company is headquartered in Chicago, with offices and remote staff in Boston, Cardiff, Honolulu and London. CDM Media works with a community of thousands of C-Level and senior-level executives in technology and marketing for the world’s largest companies along with top technology solution providers to solve their technology and business challenges. The company’s website (www.cdmmedia.com) provides more information.

Additional Resources:

CDM Media CISO Event Calendar: https://www.cdmmedia.com/ciso

CDM Media Announces New Chief Revenue Officer

Mark Southam assumes role of CRO; Additional executive changes announced.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – CDM Media USA Inc.  announced today the promotion of Mark Southam to Chief Revenue Officer. He will be responsible for all global operations pertaining to customer-facing and revenue-generating teams at CDM Media, which includes Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, Revenue Operations, and Business Development. Southam will continue to report directly to Glenn Willis, founder and CEO.

“Since day one, Mark has been a testament to hard work and dedication, and he’s been instrumental to the growth of this organization. This new role is beyond well-deserved. I’m excited for the future of CDM Media with Mark’s guidance and expertise in this role and look forward to our continued rapid growth with him at the helm.”

– Glenn Willis, CEO & Founder

Southam joined the company in 2007 as a Sales Director and quickly rose through the management ranks. Prior to assuming the role of Chief Revenue Officer, Southam served as the VP of Sales & Major Accounts.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity and the future here at CDM Media. Our product has never been better, the challenges we’re solving have never been bigger, and we look forward to growing with our customers again this year.”

– Mark Southam, Chief Revenue Officer

Alongside Southam, several other senior-level team leaders received promotions to new roles. Mike Deedigan, who previously oversaw the company’s talent acquisition department has taken on a new hybrid role as Vice President of Growth & People. Michael Sarkady was announced as the company’s new Vice President of Special Projects & Planning. Nelson Soares, formerly the Senior Director Relationship Management has been promoted to Vice President Relationship Management & C-Suite Network, overseeing all aspects of the executive relationships maintained by CDM Media.