The Security Leaders Summit

Where Industry Leaders Meet to Shape the Future

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

The Security Leaders Summit Boston will be held on September 14, 2017 at the Westin Copley Place 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 will share their insights during presentations, interview sessions, and our executive peer-to-peer discussions. Past Hosts included:

photo_comingSoonS Aileen Alexander
Senior Client Partner
Co-Leader, Global Cybersecurity Practice
Korn Ferry
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photo_comingSoonS Gerald Beuchelt
Chief Security Officer
Demandware, Inc., A Salesforce Company
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photo_comingSoonS Kevin J. Burns
Chief Information Security Officer
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MaddenS Brendan Campbell
Assistant Vice President
Global Technology Risk Governance

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MaddenS Alex Cunningham
Chief Information Security Officer
Commonwealth Financial Network
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photo_comingSoonS Mary Faulkner
Chief Information Security Officer &
Global Compliance
Bose Corporation
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MaddenS Mike Gorrell
Chief Information Officer
EBSCO Industries
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photo_comingSoonS Doug Graham
Vice President and
Chief Information Security Officer
Nuance Communications
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To be held on Thursday, September 14, 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 – “State of the Industry”

9:25am – 10:00am

“The Expanding Footprint of Security Professionals”

In an interview session, top executives from Fortune 1000 companies will discuss:

• The new roles and responsibilities they are taking on and their impact to their organizations
• How they are managing legacy responsibilities as the processes mature
• Looking into the future, what new roles/responsibilities do they think they will be taking on or want to take on

10:00am – 10:30am

“A Risk-based Approach to Protecting Information in the Cloud”

10:30am – 11:10am Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion
11:10am – 11:35am

“Navigating the Threat Landscape – The Knowns and Unknowns”

Richard Warner, Summit Moderator, will interview CISOs on how their organizations are facing the “knowns” of cyber security threats and also how they are looking towards the future as they build their strategies for the “unknowns.”

11:35am– 11:55am

Collaboration Without Constraints – “Securing Content and Workflows to Create the Limitless Enterprise”

11:55am – 12:10pm

“Engaging Employees – Security Awareness for The Future”

12:10pm – 12:30pm

“The Security Immune System”

12:30pm – 1:40pm Lunch in the Sponsor Pavilion
1:40pm – 2:05pm

“Trends, Impacts and Drivers – Insights Into the Threat Landscape”

2:05pm – 2:30pm

“Building Resiliency Into the Security Infrastructure”

2:30pm – 4:30pm

Executive Roundtable Discussions

Two Rotations with Break and Discussion Debriefs at End of 2nd Rotation.
Breakout sessions with your peers on topics determined by attendees during registration. Topics are facilitated by CISOs from across area.

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


The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 262-9600

Our hotel, ideally located in the Back Bay, puts you minutes from shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and plenty of things to do in Boston. Whether your stay is pleasure or business, retreat to the AAA Four Diamond Award® Westin Copley Place in the heart of downtown Boston.


Rejuvenate at our hotel featuring the invigorating Westin Heavenly Bath®, the plush Westin Heavenly Bed®, and views of the Back Bay neighborhood. We invite you to discover this historic city on foot. Keeping your commitment to fitness has never been easier with our New Balance Gear Lending program.

Room Rate and How To Book

Executive Alliance has negotiated a discounted group rate of $359/night for Traditional Rooms or $399 for Deluxe Riverview Rooms for September 13-15, 2017 at The Westin Copley Place.  The hotel cancellation policy for the special is rate is 72 hours in advance. To avoid charges for a cancelled reservation, please ensure the cancellation is made 72 hours or more prior to arrival. Reservations should be made online at or guests can call reservations at 1-888-627-7216 and reference the “Executive Alliance Security Leaders Summit.”  The room block is limited and the cut-off date for reservations is Wednesday, August 23rd 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.

Dining & Amenities


The Boston Fogo is located in the historic Copley Square, across the street from The Boston Public Library and literally steps from Trinity Church and the Hancock Building. The location is ideal for locals and tourists alike.

Revive your hair. Rejuvenate your body. Sooth your spirit. Book salon and spa services at Grettacole Spa Boston, where the mind and body are always renewed. Our salon + spa features the latest treatments and personalized consultation services to find the best way to enhance your natural beauty.

The Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel Parking

Connected to both Copley Place Shopping Mall and Hynes Convention Center, The Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel parking garage makes for easy arrivals and fast departures. Rediscover the city on foot and allow our bellman to assist you with your luggage so you can relax right as you step into our lobby.

When you’re ready to pick your car up, simply text your ticket number to 617-381-4994. You will then be notified via text message when your car has been brought up by the valet.

Cost Per Vehicle – Valet Parking

0-2 hours $28
2-4 hours – $38
4-8 hours – $48
Overnight Parking – $56
Due to the limited space and height restrictions of our parking facility, oversized vehicles will be charged $70 per night and oversized parking is at a first come first serve basis with a maximum of 3 spaces. Any vehicle exceeding a height of 6’1 and/or exceeding 18′ in length is considered oversized. Also, due to limited spaces valet parking for regular size vehicles is on a first come first serve basis as well. We do not have self-parking options on property as we are valet parking only. All overnight guests will be charged $56.00 each night of their stay. Guests have unlimited in and out privileges throughout their stay and have until 2pm on day of check-out before additional fees are applied. Those additional fees will be the hourly rate listed above.


The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 262-9600

From Logan Airport

From airport terminal take a Massport shuttle bus to the Airport subway station. Take an inbound Blue Line train to State Street Change at State Street for the Orange Line. Take any Orange Line train to Back Bay station. Exit Back Bay station to Boylston Street. Make a right onto Dartmouth Street; the hotel will be on the left. The fare is $2.65.


From airport terminal take any Silver Line bus to South Station. Change at South Station for the Red Line. Take an Alewife bound Red line train to Park Street. Change at Park Street for the Green Line. Take any Green Line train to Copley Station. Exit Copley station to Boylston Street. Make a right onto Dartmouth Street. Turn right onto MA-9 W; the hotel will be on the right. The fare is $2.65.

To Logan Airport
From airport terminal take a Massport Back Bay Logan express shuttle bus to Back Bay. The shuttle picks up from all terminals and drops off in Copley Square/St. James Avenue across the street from the hotel. The fare is $7.50 or free with valid MBTA pass.

Beginning February 1, 2017, SPG members will earn Starpoints in the following ways after they link their accounts and have one qualified stay:

While staying at a SPG Hotel: Members will earn two Starpoints per US$1 spent with Uber.
When not in-stay, members will earn one Starpoint per US$2 spent with Uber.
Just register and link your SPG and Uber accounts — then sit back and watch your earning accelerate.

The closest subway stations are Copley Station (on the Green Line) and Back Bay (on the Orange Line). Both stations are within 1 block of the hotel. The MBTA begins service daily from 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM. The schedule varies based on line, day of week, and reliablility of the train schedule. The cost is $2.65 per ride.

Green Transportation
Green Transportation is available through Lifestyle Transportation International (LTI) and Boston Cabs. Both transportation companies offer hybrid and Flex-Fuel vehicles in their fleet.
From Boston Train Stations

Back Bay Station
(guests arriving via Amtrak’s Acela and Regional trains, MBTA Commuter Rail and Orange Line):

Exit onto Dartmouth Street.
Cross Dartmouth Street and enter the Copley Place Mall (to the left of Neiman Marcus).
Go up escalator and turn right at Louis Vuitton.
Cross the glass footbridge, and follow the walkway past the Starbucks.
The entrance to The Westin Copley Place is on the right.
Note: The fare is $2.65.

South Station
(guests arriving via Amtrak’s Acela and Regional trains, MBTA Commuter Rail and Red Line and inter-city bus lines):

From South Station bus terminal or train platform walk to the Red Line Subway entrance.
Take “Alewife” bound Red Line train to Park St.
At Park St., change to the Green Line train towards Copley Station.
Exit Copley station to Boylston Street.
Make a right onto Dartmouth Street.
Turn right onto MA-9 W; the hotel will be on the right.
Note: The fare is $2.65.

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Map of The Westin Copley Place, Boston

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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

Platinum Sponsor

About Symantec

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Gold Sponsors

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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

Bronze Sponsors

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