CIO New York Summit | March 24, 2022 | InterContinental New York Times Square, an IHG Hotel - New York, NY, USA


Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast 2020 All American Breakfast Buffet Fresh Sliced Seasonal Fruit Display Scrambled Eggs with Chives Chicken Apple Sausage Apple Wood Smoked Bacon Breakfast Potatoes Selection of Individual Greek Yogurts Bakery Basket with Croissants, Danish, Muffins and Bagels Assortment of Spreads to include Butter, Cream Cheese (Regular, Vegetable, and Low Fat), Honey and Assorted Natural Preserves Orange, Grapefruit, Apple and Cranberry Juices Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and

Welcome Address

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Keynote: The New Normal

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Over the last 2 years the way we work has drastically shifted and the skills we need are dramatically different. This presentation provides a fresh perspective on creating opportunities and acceleration for innovation in an unprecedented time of change in consumer behaviors. By shedding industry standards and looking through a new lense we can better leverage technology to drive innovation in an effort to re-write the playbook for success.

Roger Czuchra

Chief Information Officer


Sponsor Keynote: Let’s Create in the new era of digital transformation

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Technology and transformation have always gone hand-in-hand, but the pace of transformational change accelerated over the last 2 years in every organization. IBM Americas CMO Chris Bontempo will get our creative juices flowing as he shares stories and best practices sourced from thousands of IBM digital transformation engagements with the “new creators” - the change agents and forward thinkers in every organization - including yours. He’ll cover a wide-range of areas, from cybersecurity to AI and data-driven transformations, how to use hyper-automation to make your business supersonic, and give you the tools to get creative to solve your organization’s biggest challenges. Welcome to the new IBM.

Chris Bontempo

Chief Marketing Officer for IBM Americas


CISO: A multi-faceted view of People-centric security

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM

When all your technical safeguards fail and there is an email in a user’s inbox that has a malicious link that your web filter is not yet blocking, then that user is your last line of defense.  And then there’s the user who clicks on anything and/or real insider threat.  So is the end user your last line of defense or your weakest link? The presentation will suggest options for reconciling these two views of the user.

David Sheidlower

Vice President, chief Information Security & Privacy Officer

Turner Construction Company

Executive Boardroom: Milliseconds Matter in the World of Cyber Defense

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM
In the world of ransomware, supply chain poisoning, zero-day attacks, and unknown vulnerabilities, milliseconds matter. Attackers can get access and manipulate workloads within minutes or even seconds. Our current tools allow attackers to dwell for hours, days, weeks, and months. There must be a better way. Powerful tools are needed to help organizations stop being reactive and start being proactive. Adoption of new security tools and frameworks can make a big difference. Enterprises should not have to settle for response if protection can be achieved. Join this session to learn how you can proactively protect your workloads from ransomware or other zero-day attacks in milliseconds and stop reacting to them after the fact. Patch your vulnerabilities at your own tempo without opening yourself up to costly breaches.

Jason Stutt

SVP Americas

Virsec Systems

CISO: How to Keep your Job as a CISO

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

Did you know that the average tenure for a CISO is only a little over 2 years?  Did you know that 24% of the Fortune 500 CISOs have been in their jobs for less than 1 year?  This presentation will present ways for CISOs to demonstrate their effectiveness and how they are exercising due diligence in protecting their organisations from cyber-risks.

Paul Raines

Chief Information Security Officer



11:45 AM - 11:55 AM
AM Break Fruit Kabobs Granola Bars Hummus Dip & Pita Chips Small Naked Juices & Fiji Water Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and a Selection of Herbal and International Teas

Executive Boardroom: Does Cyber Resiliency Need Zero Trust?

12:00 PM - 12:25 PM

Modern cybersecurity and resiliency practices and new NIST updates since 2019 argue for the adoption of data security practices. How do these affect operational efficiency and what changes have been made to make our ICS and OT systems easier to operate and manage.

Join Ethan Schmertzler, CEO of Dispel, for a regulatory adventure story covering what’s changed since 2019; how to use moving target defense, disposable architecture, and zero trust to improve performance and security in operations; and how the industry and standards are moving forward.

Ethan Schmertzler

CEO & CO-Founder


CISO: Weakest link in the Cyber Security chain

12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Weakest link in the Cyber Security chain, with are our employees, and how Security Awareness Training is crucial to strengthen those links

Greg Berry

AVP – Cyber Security Officer Information Technology

Odyssey Group

IP: Digital Transformation is Built on a Foundation of APIs - But are your APIs Secure?

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

APIs are the core building block of every enterprise’s digital strategy, yet they are also the number one attack surface for hackers. Traditional security and management approaches are failing everyday as the scale and reach of API attacks increases. The time is now right for enterprises to consider a new end-to-end continuous approach to protecting their APIs. In this talk you will learn how Global 2500 enterprises are embracing a positive security model combining shift-left and shield-right methodologies to protect their APIs throughout the API lifecycle.

1. APIs are Growing BUT so are the Attacks

2. Traditional security solutions and approaches are proving insufficient

3. There is another way - 42Crunch

4. Examples of high profile clients

5. Be sure to talk to us during the day here


Jonathan Speigner

Senior Sales Engineer, North America


Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Lunch Tuscan White Bean Soup Panzanella Salad with Crusty Focaccia Croutons, Arugula, Hot House Cucumbers, Roma Tomatoes, Red Onion and Basil Vinaigrette Burrata Salad with Baby Arugula, Roasted Peppers and Pomegranate Balsamic Drizzle Orecchiette with Giant Cannellini Beans, Escarole and Roma Tomatoes Pan Seared Halibut Amatriciana Chicken Milanese with Mixed Greens Focaccia Bread, Olive and Ciabatta Rolls Assorted Italian Mini-Pastries Berry Pana Cotta Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and a Selection of Herbal and International Teas

Innovation Partner: Operational Resiliency in a Time of Accelerating Change

2:20 PM - 2:30 PM
Corporations have their roots in building and managing stable processes that can be scaled over long periods of time with low risk. This millennia, and this decade especially, have challenged that relatively tranquil foundation; the relentless increase in the pace of change, complexity of processes and interconnectivity has brought the matter of stability and resiliency of processes to the top of corporate, industry and regulatory concerns. At the heart of those concerns is the questions: Are you operating as you intend to? How quickly can you get back to operating as you intend to after absorbing change shocks? These questions are being enshrined in new Operational Resiliency regulations that are emerging from EMEA and soon the US. In this presentation, Sanjiv Nathwani discusses the key challenges and opportunities in being operationally resilient in a time accelerating change.

Sanjiv Nathwani

Chief Business Officer

Cambridge Technology

Fireside Chat: The Changing Role of the Security Executive and Preparing for an Ever-Evolving Global

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

The Changing Role of the Security Executive and Preparing for an Ever-Evolving Global Threat Landscape

As organizations are being more and more vigilant with global threats increasing at an alarming rate, extra stress is being put on security executives to keep their organizations and their clients safe. In this fireside discussion, Robert Mazzochi joins CDM Media’s J.D. Miller for a fireside discussion at our CIO/CISO New York Summit around how security professionals can position themselves and their organzations to safely navigate an ever-evolving threat landscape and what you can do to be ready for whats around the corner.

Robert Mazzochi

Former Vice President & CISO IT Security


Thought Leadership: DevSecOps: Organizational Change is Easy (no one ever said)

3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Organizational Change can be challenging and the transition to DevSecOps is no exception. While there are many articles, journals, and thought pieces on DevSecOps, Steve Comstock thinks there are 4 principles that are core to a successful transformation. In this talk, Steve Comstock will share his thoughts and dive deeper into his most important principles when embarking on a DevSecOps transformation.

Steve Comstock

Enterprise Technologist WWCS


Think Tank: John Georgatos

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM


John Georgatos

Global CIO

Stagwell Group LLC

PM Break

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
PM Break Trail Mix, Dried Cranberry, Yogurt Pretzels, Dried Raisins, Dried Apricots, Banana Chips, Shaved Coconut Health Bars Fiji Water Bottled Water and Soft Drinks Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and a Selection of Herbal and International Teas

Innovation Partner: Power Your Data Movement for Better Business Outcomes

3:50 PM - 4:05 PM

Organizations don’t have to be held hostage by the limitations of disparate data sources and siloed data. By leveraging a secure, automated, and scalable real-time data integration solution to power data movement across the enterprise, teams can analyze and capitalize on critical data from one source of truth for more informed decisions and a better business.

Peter Wilchek

Senior Enterprise Account Executive


Closing Remarks

4:10 PM - 4:20 PM

Summit Happy Hour

4:25 PM - 6:00 PM
Happy Hour Mac & Cheese Bites Peppered Tenderloin of Beef with Horseradish Cream Spicy Tuna Poke on Japanese Cracker Tandoori Chicken with Cucumber Raita | GF Liquors, Cordials, Sommelier Selection of Sparkling, White & Red, Imported & Domestic Beer