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The National Security Leaders Symposium
“Where Industry Leaders Shape the Future”

Hosted by Executive Alliance, the 2017 National Security Leaders Symposium will be held October 22 – 24, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples, FL and will focus on the key drivers to successful leadership. As the industry continues to undergo fast-paced change, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with their peers on the most pressing challenges, issues, and future trends that need to be understood in order to successfully navigate into the future. Join us for four days of outstanding content and the opportunity to spend time with your peers from across the country. The $1,695 registration fee includes:
• Saturday evening Reception & Dinner Cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway for you and a guest
• Sunday morning golf, tennis or airboat excursion
• Sunday evening Welcome Reception and Dinner for you and a guest
• Monday and Tuesday sessions, including breakfast and lunch
• Monday and Tuesday evening receptions for you and a guest

2016 Symposium Highlights:

EXECUTIVE ALUMNI
WHO HAVE HELPED SHAPE OUR PROGRAMS – AND THE FUTURE

Hosts

The National Security Leaders Symposium is hosted by information security and IT executives from across the area. The Hosts serve as the face of the Symposium and throughout the program they share their insights during presentations, interview sessions, and our executive peer-to-peer discussions. Previous National Hosts included:

Joe Adornetto
Chief Information Security Officer
Quest Diagnostics
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Steve Arrington
Chief Information Security Officer
Genesco
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Bernie Cowens
Vice President, Chief Security Officer
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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Mary Dickerson
Chief Information Security Officer
The University of Houston
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Scott Foote
Cybersecurity Expert and
Industry Speaker
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Tom Gancarski
Americas Infrastructure
Compliance Officer

A Major International Bank
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Scott Frost
Chief Security Officer and Vice President
Benefitfocus
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Brian Lawhorn
Corporate Vice President,
Chief Information Security Officer

The Kroger Co.
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Sanju Misra
Chief Information Security Officer
Praxair, Inc.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017
For Early Arriving Attendees and Their Guests

TIME DESCRIPTION
4:30pm – 8:00pm Evening Reception, Sunset Dinner Cruise and beach music on the Intracoastal Waterway. A complimentary luxury motor coach will transport our guests round-trip to the boat (based on availability as space is limited).

Sunday, October 22, 2017

TIME DESCRIPTION
8:00am – 1:00pm Golf at Tiburón Golf Course, Home of PGA Tour’s Franklin Templeton Shootout.
Tennis at the Ritz-Carlton Resort
Everglades Excursions Airboat Tour

TIME DESCRIPTION
7:00pm – 9:00pm Opening Welcome Reception, Chef’s Gourmet Dinner and Beach Music – Complimentary for Our Attendees and Their Guest Artisans

Monday, October 23, 2017

TIME DESCRIPTION
7:30am – 8:30am Registration, Breakfast and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion for Attendees Vanderbilt II & III
8:30am – 8:40am Transition to Main Ballroom Vanderbilt I
8:40am – 9:00am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mary Lou Heastings, CEO of Executive Alliance
Richard Warner, Symposium Emcee

Vanderbilt I
9:00am – 12:35pm

Executive Discussions and Panels

12:35pm – 1:40pm Lunch and Networking Outside in the Courtyard Vanderbilt Courtyard
1:40pm -1:50pm Transition to Ballroom Vanderbilt I
1:50pm – 2:50pm

Executive Discussions and Panels

Vanderbilt I
2:50pm – 3:00pm Day One Wrap-Up Vanderbilt I
3:00pm – 6:00pm Break – Free Time for our Attendees
6:00pm – 7:30pm Evening Cocktail Reception with Prize Drawings
Complimentary for Our Attendees and Their Guest
Estuary

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

 

Time Description
8:00am – 8:50am Registration, Breakfast and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion for Attendees Vanderbilt II & III
8:50am – 9:00am Transition to Main Ballroom Vanderbilt I
9:00am – 9:10am Day Two Welcoming Remarks Vanderbilt I
9:10am – 10:30am

Morning Keynote

Vanderbilt I
10:30am – 11:00am Coffee Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Vanderbilt II & III
11:00am – 12:10pm

Executive Discussions and Panels

Vanderbilt I
12:10pm – 1:10pm Lunch and Networking Outside Vanderbilt Courtyard
1:10pm – 1:20pm Transition to Ballroom Vanderbilt I
1:20pm – 2:45pm

“Executive Roundtables: Two Rotations, Concluding with Debriefs”

Breakout sessions with your peers on topics determined by attendees during registration. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in two roundtable discussions during the afternoon.

Vanderbilt I
2:45pm – 3:00pm Symposium Close With Prize Drawing Vanderbilt I
3:00pm – 6:00pm Break – Free Time for our Attendees
6:00pm – 7:30pm Evening Cocktail Reception – Complimentary for Our Attendees and Their Guest South Terrace

Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Florida
“A Hotel with a Tradition of Unparalleled Luxury and Service”

custom_RCNAPLE_00378_164019The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort 280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34108 (239) 598-3300
Enjoy dazzling views of the Gulf of Mexico, warm golden sunsets and three miles of pristine beach. As a guest of the hotel, you may choose from seven innovative dining experiences, indulge in their luxurious world-class spa, or relax and enjoy the pools and beach.The Ritz Carlton, Naples the five-star luxury, Florida beach front resort. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples continues to receive outstanding accolades & awards:

  • AAA Five-Diamond Award 1987 – 2015
  • Forbes Five-Star Award, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, 1998 – 2011, 2013-2015
  • Travel + Leisure World’s Best List, 2010-2014
  • Conde Nast Traveler Gold List “World’s Best Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines,” 2010-2014
  • Forbest Four-Star Award, Best Spa & Hotel Restaurant (The Grill), 2012-2015
  • Voted as a “Best Hotel in the U.S.” (#1 in Naples, #1 in Florida) U.S. News & World Report, 2014-2015

Complimentary Shuttle

Complimentary shuttle service provided between the two resorts for all hotel guests
• Shuttle departs Beach Resort on the top of the hour
• Shuttle departs Golf Resort on the bottom of the hour
• Seating is limited and not guaranteed

Hours of the Shuttle:
Sunday – Thursday:
Beach Resort: first shuttle at 7:00 AM, and last pick up at 10:00 PM
Golf Resort: first shuttle at 7:30 AM, and last pick up at 9:30 PM
Friday – Saturday:
Beach Resort: first shuttle at 7:00 AM, and last pick up at 11:00 PM
Golf Resort: first shuttle at 7:30 AM, and last pick up at 10:30 PM

Room Rate

Executive Alliance has negotiated a special discount for attendees of the 2017 National Security Leaders Symposium to be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Beach Resort Naples, FL on Sunday, October 22 – Tuesday, October 24th. For a Coastal View Room with a balcony, the room rate is $315 (regular rates $636 and up). Complimentary wireless internet is provided in your guest room. The discount rate also applies 3 days before and after the Symposium based on hotel availability. An additional 10% tax applies per night. The hotel does not charge a resort fee.

To make your reservations:

1) Call 1-877-590-8187 and reference the “Executive Alliance Group Rate.”
or
2) Reserve Online at  Executive Alliance –Security Leaders National Summit
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1) If you plan to arrive during the 3 days before the Symposium or stay longer and find any nights not available for the discount, the Hotel will be happy to waitlist you and contact you when space is available. If you have any problems reserving your hotel, please send your requirements to info@execalliance.com and we will contact the hotel on your behalf.

2) Upgraded room types – if you are interested in an upgrade to a Gulf View King, Double, or Gulf Front King or Double, please contact the hotel directly at 239-598-3300 and ask for Reservations and the “Executive Alliance Group” rates for those. If you have any problems, please send your requirements to info@execalliance.com and we will check with the hotel on your behalf.

Guidelines and Cancellation Policies:
1) All reservations must be guaranteed with a one night deposit. The hotel will charge one night deposit to your credit card when the reservation is made. The Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one that deposit.
2) Reservations may be cancelled up to two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of guest check in date with no penalty.
3) Hotel will retain a one night non-refundable deposit (room and tax) if the reservation is cancelled between 8-13 days in advance of the guest check-in date. (Substitutions from your company permitted)
4) 7 days in advance of guest check in date, ALL guests will be charged the full amount of their reservation (all reservation nights room and tax) and the full amount is non-refundable. This is due to the deep discount rate offered. (Substitutions from your company are permitted)

Attire

During the Symposium – Dress code is business casual (jackets not required)

For the Cruise and evening receptions – resort casual (dress shorts, sandals, sun dresses).

Travel & Transportation

Closest airport to The Ritz-Carlton, Naples: Regional Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) Naples Airport. Approximately 25 minutes from the resort.

Other airports in the area:
Miami International Airport (MIA) Approximately 2 hours
Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) Approximately 2 hours

For more information on the Resort location visit: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples.

Parking

Valet parking at the hotel is available at a special day rate of $18.00 for overnight guests.

Other transportation
If you are not renting a car, here is some information provided by the Hotel on other transportation options. There are numerous Transportation companies and options between the Naples, FL (RSW Airport) and the hotel.
Naples Transportation & Tours (NT&T) (www.nttep.com) is the recommended provider by Ritz Carlton Naples for transportation services: (239) 262-3006. They provide shuttle service, on demand and reserved town cars, mini and motor coach services, and other unique transportation offerings.

For more information on the Ground Transportation Services visit: Naples Transportation and Tours.

Discounted rates are as follows for RSW (Southwest Florida Int’l Airport): 40 min, 28 miles
Sedan, $85 one-way
SUV, $105 one-way
Van, $145 one-way
*Plus a 24% Service Charge that includes the chauffeur’s gratuity

“The past two New York Summits have led to 15 follow-up meetings and helped to make our New York rep the top sales rep in the company last year.” Ed Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Security Innovation

If you are interested in sponsoring our Summits, Symposium, or Custom Dinner Programs, please call Executive Alliance at 678-445-1919 or email us at info@execalliance.com.

Platinum Sponsor

About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is the global leader in cyber security. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks, we see more threats, and protect more customers from the next generation of attacks. We help companies, governments and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.

Silver Sponsors

About Security Innovation

Security Innovation focuses on the most difficult IT Security problem, and the root cause of most data breaches — insecure software applications. For more than a decade, we’ve helped organizations build internal expertise, uncover critical vulnerabilities, and improve the process by which applications are built. The company’s solutions are based on the three pillars of a secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), which feed into one another to create an ecosystem of repeatable, secure software development: Standards, Education, and Assessment. Our flagship products include TeamProfessor, the industry’s largest library of application security eLearning courses, and TeamMentor, “out of the box” secure development standards. For more information, please visit www.securityinnovation.com.

Bronze Sponsors

About ZixCorp

ZixCorp is a leader in email data protection. ZixCorp offers industry-leading email encryption, a unique email DLP solution and an innovative email BYOD solution to meet your company’s data protection and compliance needs. ZixCorp is trusted by the nation’s most influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government for easy to use secure email solutions. ZixCorp is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol ZIXI, and its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.zixcorp.com.

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