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The Security Leaders Summit – New York “Spring”
“Where Industry Leaders Shape the Future”

The Security Leaders Summit New York “Spring” will held on April 19, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown. 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.

Thomas Fuhrman Bio




The Security Leaders Summits are hosted by information security and IT executives from across the area. The Summit Hosts served 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 Summit Hosts included:

Shawn Banerji
Information Officers & FinTech Practice
Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc.
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James Cusick
Chief Security Officer & Director IT Operations
Wolters Kluwer, CT Corporation
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photo_comingSoonS David Hahn
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
Hearst Corporation
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Michael Lamberg
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
OpenLink Financial, LLC
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Nashira Layade
Executive Director, Privacy & Information Security
Time Warner
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John Masserini
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
MIAX Options
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Darin Mastricola
Vice President, IT Security and Compliance
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.
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John Michaels
Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Security Officer
Maxim Group
Joel Rosenblatt
Director, Computer & Network Security
Columbia University
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Preetam Sirur
Senior Director, IT Risk and Security
Standard & Poor’s Rating Services
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Dana Thurston-Nuzzo
Group Information Security Officer & Senior Vice President
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photo_comingSoonS Raj Yadav
Director, Information Security
Thomson Reuters
photo_comingSoonS Sarathi Yerra
Information Security Officer
MFA Financial Inc.

Held in April, 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 – 12:10am

“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


Hilton New York, Avenue of the AmericasNew York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
(212) 586-7000

Located in the heart of New York City, the Hilton New York is just steps away from New York’s premier attractions. Conveniently situated in Midtown Manhattan, the hotel is one of the most sophisticated New York hotels and is within walking distance of Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, Fifth Avenue shopping, the Broadway Theatre district, Central Park, The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and many more iconic New York landmarks.

Room Rate and How To Book

Hilton New York, Avenue of the AmericasSelect from a variety of modern, spacious guest rooms featuring on-demand entertainment and high-speed internet access. Upgrade to a suite and enjoy complimentary Executive Lounge access. This exquisite New York hotel provides a diverse choice of dining options.

We have a special Rate with the New York Hilton Manhattan of $299 per night. The room block is limited and will expire March 20th so reserve your room early.

To make reservations:
* Call the hotel at 212-586-7000, ask for Reservations, and reference the group discount code EXEAL
* Book online using the special weblink by clicking here.

If you have any challenges, please email us at and include your room night needs and we will work with the hotel on your behalf.


The hotel has a fitness center, business center, valet parking, onsite restaurants, and room service.


  • Self parking – Not Available
  • Valet parking – $55 standard, $67 SUV
  • Other Parking Information – Entrance located in back-W.53rd bet 6&7th Ave


On Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave.) between West 53rd and West 54th Streets. 53rd street is west bound and 54th street is east bound.  Laguardia is 8 miles, JFK is 17 miles, Newark is 15 miles, Grand Central station is 15 minutes across town, Penn Station is 15 minutes downtown and Port Authority is 10 minutes downtown.

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John F. Kennedy International Airport

  • Van Wyck Expressway North To Long Island Expressway (LIE) West and watch for signs to Queens Midtown Tunnel to 34th street . Go west across 34th street to Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue).  Make a right and go up the Avenue to 53rd st.

Newark International Airport

  • Look for signs to New Jersey Turnpike (I-95 N) follow signs to Lincoln Tunnel, tunnel exits at west 40th street and 9th ave, drive east on 40th street to Avenue of the Americas and turn left on 53rd street.

La Guardia Airport

  • Grand Central Parkway to Brooklyn Queens Expressway South to Long Island Expressway West. Follow signs for Queens Midtown Tunnel to 34th Street . Take 34th Street West to Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue). Make a right and go to 53rd st.

“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

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

Gold Sponsors

spo-accellionAbout Accellion

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

spo_ibmAbout IBM

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

About Tanium

Tanium gives the world’s largest enterprises and government organizations the unique power to secure, control, and manage millions of endpoints across the enterprise within seconds. Serving as the “central nervous system” for enterprises, Tanium empowers security and IT operations teams to ask questions about the state of every endpoint across the enterprise in plain English, retrieve data on their current and historical state, and execute change as necessary, all within seconds. With the unprecedented speed, scale and simplicity of Tanium, organizations now have complete and accurate information on the state of endpoints at all times to more effectively protect against modern day threats and realize new levels of efficiency in IT operations. For more information, please visit

Silver Sponsor

spo-bitglassAbout Bitglass

Bitglass, the total data protection company, is a global Cloud Access Security Broker and agentless mobile security company based in Silicon Valley. The company’s solutions enable real-time end-to-end data protection, from the cloud to the device. Bitglass is backed by Tier 1 investors and was founded in 2013 by a team of industry veterans with a proven track record of innovation and execution. For more information, please visit

Bronze Sponsors

spo-securityInnovationAbout Wombat Security Technologies

Wombat Security Technologies provides information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior. Their SaaS cyber-security education solution includes an integrated platform containing broad assessments, a library of simulated attacks and brief interactive training modules, to reduce employee susceptibility to attack, even phishing attacks, up to 90%.
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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