Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, 251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Tue Dec 14 PST (in 13 days)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Dec 14 10:30am - Tue Dec 14 7:10pm
Location Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
Region Americas

Collaborate with your peers
Get together with Southern California's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:
• Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives
• Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies
• Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

What to Expect?
1. Interactive Sessions
Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in 2. Breakout and Boardroom sessions.
2. Community Networking
Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Southern California CISO community.
3. Peer-to-Peer Meetings
Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


2021 Speakers


Matt Crouse
CISO, Taco Bell

Lara Divi
VP, CISO, Dine Brands Global, Inc.

Gary Hayslip
VP, Director of Information Security (CISO), SoftBank Corporation

Arthur Lessard
SVP & CISO, Universal Music Group

Dan Meacham
VP, Global Security and Corporate Operations, CISO, Legendary

Billy Spears
CISO, Alteryx

David Tyburski
Chief Information Security Officer, Wynn Resorts

Terrence Weekes
CISO, Jack in the Box

Steven Young
VP Information Security & Compliance, CISO, Advantage Solutions


Lara Divi
VP, CISO, Dine Brands Global, Inc.

Jonathan Chow
Senior VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Live Nation Entertainment

Todd Friedman
Chief Information Security Officer, ResMed

Shoaib Qazi
Chief Information Security Officer, XPO Logistics


Emily O'Carroll
Sr. Director, Global Information Security & IT Compliance, Callaway Golf Company

Jeremy Smith
Global Head of IT Risk & Security, Avery Dennison

Kevin Kealy
Chief Information Security Officer, Scientific Games Corporation

John Jacobs
Field CISO, Fortinet

Justin Bajko
Co-Founder, VP, Strategy & Business Development, Expel

Ernie Liu
Head of Information Security, United Talent Agency

Susan Chiang
Deputy CISO, Cloudflare

Brett Cumming
Director Information Security Officer, Skechers

Jeremy Yates
GRC Manager, Skechers

Jon Anderson
Director of Systems Engineering, SentinelOne

Eddie Galang
Chief Information Security Officer, Port of Long Beach

Jerry Gamblin
Director of Security Research, Kenna Security

Alex Hall
Director, Information Security (CISO), International Vitamin Corporation

Ralph Johnson
Chief Information Security Officer, LA Times

Quincey Collins
Chief Security Officer, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Zack Schuler
CEO, Ninjio

Awwab Arif
SVP & CISO, East West Bank

Andrew Bryan
Head of Field Engineering,,

Cyrus Tibbs
CISO, PennyMac

Rudy Ramirez
CISO, Pacific Premier Bank

Andrew Bereczky
CISO, Automobile Club of Southern California

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• Fortinet, Inc.

• Cloudflare
• SentinelOne

• Area 1
• CyberArk
• Expel
• Illumio
• Kenna Security
• Ninjio
• SecurEnds
• Tevora
• Wiz