Transforming Network Security with AI-Powered SASE

Executive Dinner

April 16, 2024 - Rosemont, IL

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Jason Georgi Palo Alto Networks
Jason Georgi

Field CTO, Prisma SASE

Palo Alto Networks


Jason is an accomplished technology executive with over 25 years of experience. He builds C-level relationships around strategizing alignment between cybersecurity and business outcomes. Jason's previous experience leading organizations responsible for driving transformation allows to connect with executives dealing with both technical and non-technical challenges. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Jason's previous experience includes 4 years as the global Head of Business Value Consulting at Zscaler, and then 20 years on the consumer-side of IT, including 7 years at GE in various leadership roles, latest being the Sr. IT Leader of Global Network Services.

Ken Kazinski Abbott
Ken Kazinski

Global Application Security Sr Manager



Ken Kazinski is the manager of Abbott Laboratories Attack Surface Management team and has over twenty years of experience in the field of cybersecurity. His current cybersecurity focus is in application security, which is enhanced with his substantial knowledge of system security in both government regulated and non-regulated industries. These environments have provided him with a deep contextual understanding on the impact of security in a variety of organizational environments. In his role at Abbott, Ken provides leadership, program vision, and integration guidance on attack surface areas, including Threat and Vulnerability Management, Application Security, Cloud Security, Mobility, and Brand Reputation. As an Air Force veteran with a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Ken has used both his professional and educational experience to create critical application security programs at multiple Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining Abbott, Ken managed application security for Johnson Controls, Power Solutions division. His professional and military experience has provided him with the opportunity to work and live in multiple countries around the world.

Nitin Raina Thoughtworks
Nitin Raina

Global CISO



Nitin has 25+ years of experience in performing IT, Security and Risk leadership roles for various organizations and serves as a global advisor tasked with prioritizing and evaluating trade-offs and conflicts among various security initiatives within the realm of ThoughtWorks businesses. Proven leadership with key skills like security governance, compliance, budgeting, hiring, risk management, project management, mentoring, negotiation, and problem-solving skills demonstrated throughout his career. Expert in translating between technical and business contexts; people, processes, technical aspects of technology, and in assisting organizations delivering effective, secure, and business-enabling solutions. Stakeholders/CxO advisory experience in IT/ITes organizations. Customer-focused and strategic mentality. Problem-solving and process-oriented. Nitin holds a Bachelor's degree (B.S) in Electronics engineering and Masters (PGDIT) in Information technology. He also holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) industry certifications and Board Qualified Technology Executive (QTE).

Philip Japikse Pintas & Mullins Law Firm
Phil Japikse


Pintas & Mullins Law Firm


An international keynote speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, PSM II, PSD, PSPO, and PST, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 35 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005 as well as a Professional Scrum Trainer. Phil has taken over the best-selling Pro C# books (Apress Publishing), including "Pro C# 10", is the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosted the Hallway Conversations podcast, founded and runs the CincyDeliver conference, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. During the day, Phil works as the CTO for Pintas & Mullins. Phil always enjoys learning new tech and is always striving to improve his craft. You can follow Phil on Twitter and read his blog.


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Transforming Network Security with AI-Powered SASE

Recent advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have captured the imagination of the world, and the way we work right is getting transformed right in front of our eyes. It is imperative for the modern IT leaders to leverage the power of AI/ML to deliver productive and secure experiences for their organizations. Join us in this executive roundtable to hear about: Why a unified approach to SASE is critical for leveraging AI How AI/ML can deliver better security, networking and operational outcomes Best practices to adopt SASE that sets you up for success

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