The Security Leaders Summit

Where Industry Leaders Meet to Shape the Future

The Security Leaders Summit – Atlanta
“Where Industry Leaders Shape the Future”

The Security Leaders Summit Atlanta will be held on November 9, 2017 at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel. The Summit brings together a community of senior IT executives for engaging peer-level interaction, discussions on new approaches to managing complexities in Information Security, and provides opportunities to collaborate with leaders in the industry. Throughout the day, the Summit Hosts, representing companies across a diversity of industries and sizes, share their insights and knowledge with the distinguished group of attendees through their presentations, interviews and breakout roundtable discussions.




The Security Leaders Summits are hosted by information security and IT executives from across the area. The Summit Hosts serve as the face of the Summit and throughout the program they shared their insights during presentations, interview sessions, and our executive peer-to-peer discussions. Past Hosts included:


Scott Barronton
Chief Information Security Officer
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Lael Bellamy
Chief Privacy Officer
The Weather Company
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Sam Bruce
Chief Information Security Officer
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Paul Cornwell
Cyber Security Advisor
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
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Jamey Cummings
Senior Client Partner, Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice
Korn Ferry
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Katherine Fithen
Chief Privacy Officer
The Coca- Cola Company
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Ray Griffin
Global Security Director
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Marian Reed
Sr. Director of Information Security and Risk Management
McKesson Corporation
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Joshua Sorensen
Security Advisor
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
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Deena Swatzie
IT Security & Compliance Risk Steward
SunTrust Bank
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Dr. Todd Watson
Information Security Officer
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
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To be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time Description
7:15am – 8:30am Registration Opens with a Breakfast Buffet and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion
8:30am – 8:50am

“Welcome and Opening Remarks”

8:50am – 9:25am

Morning Keynote

9:25am – 10:30am

“Executive Discussions and Panels”

10:30am – 11:10am Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion
11:10am – 12:10pm

“Executive Discussions and Panels”

12:10pm – 1:20pm Lunch in the Sponsor Pavilion
1:20pm – 2:30pm

“Executive Discussions and Panels”

2:30pm – 3:50pm

Executive Roundtable Discussions with Debrief

Breakout sessions with your peers on topics determined by attendees during registration.

3:50pm – 4:00pm

Executive Discussions and Panels

4:30pm – 4:45pm Closing Remarks
4:45pm – 5:45pm Reception and Networking with Prize Drawings


InterContinentalHotel-Buckhead-exteriorThe InterContinental Buckhead defines comfort and elegance.

Located in the city’s most prestigious neighborhood, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta offers an upscale urban retreat within easy reach of attractions and adventures. Our luxury hotel is only 7 miles to downtown Atlanta and easily accessible to leading business and tourist destinations. Enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment and top city attractions only steps from our highly desirable location, including Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza, the Georgia Aquarium, the CNN Studio Tour, the World of Coca-Cola, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and sporting events at the Georgia Dome, Philips Arena and Turner Field.

Renowned as an Atlanta social hub with exquisite dining, beautiful ballrooms and the most luxurious hotel accommodations in the city, The InterContinental, Buckhead features:

  • 433 elegantly appointed guest rooms, including 21 suites featuring bay window views of the city’s skyline
  • More than 31,000 square feet of function and meeting space
  • Convenient access to prestigious Buckhead shopping, cultural attractions and more
  • Close proximity to MARTA mass transit (Take North Line, Exit Buckhead Station, N7)

Room Rate and How to Book

Executive Alliance has negotiated a discounted group rate of $199/night for November 8-10, 2017 at the InterContinental Buckhead. Reservations should be made online at Executive Alliance Security Leaders Summit Booking Link or guests can call reservations at 1-877-622-2115 and reference group code SXN for the Executive Alliance Security Leaders Summit.”  The room block is limited and the cut-off date for reservations is Tuesday, October 17th so book in advance. If you run into any issues reserving your room, email us your hotel requirements at and we will check with the hotel on your behalf.


InterContinentalHotel-Buckhead-poolThe hotel has a spa, fitness center, indoor saline pool, dry cleaning and laundry services, business center, valet and self-parking, onsite restaurants, and 24 hour in-room dining.


InterContinental, Buckhead Atlanta
3315 Peachtree Rd. Ne, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326
Phone: (404) 946-9000

Directions From Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (Domestic Terminal)

Take I-85 North
Once past Downtown Atlanta, follow I-85 N (left lanes) for 2.7 miles.
At exit #87, veer slight right onto GA-400 N (following signs for Buckhead/Cumming).
Take exit #2, Lenox Rd/Buckhead.
Turn left onto Lenox Rd NE, 0.4 miles.
Turn left onto Piedmont Rd. NE, 0.4 miles.
Turn left onto Peachtree Rd. NE, 0.2 miles.
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta will be on the right.

Directions From Chattanooga, Tennessee

Head southeast on I-75.
Take exit #251 (left lanes) and merge onto I-85 N, 2.6 mi.
At exit #87, veer slight right onto GA-400 N (following signs for Buckhead/Cumming), 2.5 mi.
Take exit #2, Lenox Rd/Buckhead.
Turn left onto Lenox Rd NE, 0.4 mi.
Turn left onto Piedmont Rd NE, 0.4 mi.
Turn left onto Peachtree Rd NE, 0.2 mi.
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta will be on the right.

Directions From Birmingham, Alabama

Head east on I-20.
Take exit #57 towards I-75 N/I-85 N, 3.3 mi.
Once past downtown Atlanta, follow I-85 N (left lanes), 2.7 mi.
At exit #87, veer slight right onto GA-400 N (following signs for Buckhead/Cumming).
Take exit #2, Lenox Rd/Buckhead.
Turn left onto Lenox Rd NE, 0.4 mi.
Turn left onto Piedmont Rd NE, 0.4 mi.
Turn left onto Peachtree Rd NE, 0.2 mi.
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta will be on the right.

Directions From Greenville, South Carolina

Head southwest on I-85.
Take exit #88, Lenox Rd toward GA-400 N/Cheshire Bridge Rd.
Turn right onto Lenox Rd, 0.1 mi.
Turn left onto Spring/Buford Hwy Connector, 0.1 mi.
Veer right onto Sidney Marcus Blvd NE, 0.2 mi.
Turn right and enter GA-400 N, 1.8 mi.
Take exit #2, Lenox Rd/Buckhead.
Turn left onto Lenox Rd NE, 0.4 mi.
Turn left onto Piedmont Rd NE, 0.4 mi.
Turn left onto Peachtree Rd NE, 0.2 mi.
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta will be on the right.

“The best way for vendors to reach me is not through email or phone calls. Instead, be where I am- such as the Executive Alliance programs. At programs like this, I am engaged and open to discussions.”
Tim Searcy, CISO of Protective Life Corporation

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

Gold Sponsors

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Accellion provides the leading mobile content platform that increases enterprise productivity and ensures data security and compliance. As the foremost provider of private cloud solutions for secure mobile content management, Accellion offers enterprise organizations the scalability, flexibility, control and security to enable a mobile workforce with the tools they need to create, access and share information securely, wherever work takes them. More than 12 million business users and 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies use Accellion solutions to increase business productivity, protect intellectual property, ensure compliance and reduce IT costs. For more information, please visit

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Cybercriminals are growing in number and sophistication, rendering traditional solutions powerless against today’s advanced threats. IBM Security, with 7,500 security professionals worldwide, helps more than 12,000 clients address their most critical needs: transforming their security programs; optimizing security operations and response systems; and protecting critical information.

Over the past decade, IBM has invested more than $2 billion in security research and development, resulting in 3,700+ security-related patents, and acquired 19 security companies to grow its portfolio. Today, IBM Security delivers next-generation security technology and services, including cognitive and Watson analytics, automated incident response, cloud-based solutions and state-of-the-art security operations centers. For more information, please visit

spo_blueCoatAbout RSA

RSA’s business-driven security solutions help customers comprehensively and rapidly link security incidents with business context to respond effectively and protect what matters most. With award-winning solutions for rapid detection and response, identity and access assurance, consumer fraud protection, and business risk management, RSA customers can thrive in an uncertain, high-risk world. It’s time for Business-Driven Security. For more information, please visit

Bronze Sponsors

spo-securityInnovationAbout Alert Logic

Alert Logic, the leader in security and compliance solutions for the cloud, provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Fully managed by a team of experts, the Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service solution provides network, system and web application protection immediately, wherever your IT infrastructure resides. Alert Logic partners with the leading cloud platforms and hosting providers to protect over 3,000 organizations worldwide. Built for cloud scale, our patented platform stores petabytes of data, analyzes over 450 million events and identifies over 60,000 security incidents each month, which are managed by our 24×7 Security Operations Center. Alert Logic, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Seattle, Dallas, Cardiff, Belfast and London. For more information, please visit

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

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

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