RSA Professional Development Seminar – “The Top Of The Pyramid – Meet The CISO’s”
February 11, 2011
We are down the home stretch now, and the Professional Development Seminaris only a weekend away. I can tell you that both Mike and I are very much looking forward to being a part of the program, and are expecting a great turn out. If you plan to attend, please make sure to arrive early – we have been told that there has been a great deal of interest.
The Seminar will take place as follows:
Monday, February 14th , 12:30 – 5:00PM, Moscone Center – Orange Room 305
Then final panel will follow immediately after my presentation- – which begins at 3:30 – and will conclude at 5:00Pm.
The final presentation is really the showcase for the event. The panel discussion will feature three accomplished Information Security Leaders, who will guide the audience through the evolution of their information security career, and provide insight and guidance to the audience on how to accelerate their own careers.
The participating CISO’s represent a variety of industry’s and have some very unique career progressions. They include the following :
Patrick Heim - CISO Kaiser Permanente, former CISO McKesson
John Kirkwood- CISO Royal Ahold, fomer CISO American Express
Stephen Scharf - Global CISO Experian , former CSO Bloomberg
The topics that we will cover will include the following :
1) Key career decisions that impacted and accelerated their careers
2) How they select talent? What they look for in interviews? How they determine who gets promotions and more responsibility?
3) Their own professional development – through industry involvement, certifications, and advanced education and training
4) What the future holds for them? What they see on the horizon?
5) General Advice to aspiring Information Security Leaders
All I can say is that it is very exciting to bring this panel to the RSA audience. The opportunity to gain insight into the careers of successful information security leaders, and in an open forum where the audience can receive unfiltered advice and guidance is a unique opportunity.
For all of the aspiring information security leaders out there, this panel is worth the price of admission alone.
Look forward to seeing you all. Safe travels!
Lee and Mike