Running and Securing Cloud Environments For Today and Tomorrow

CISO Dinner

June 27, 2024 - Chicago, IL


Bradley Schaufenbuel Paychex
Bradley Schaufenbuel




Bradley J. Schaufenbuel is currently Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Paychex. Prior to his current role, he held security leadership positions at Paylocity, Midland States Bank, Midwest Bank, Zurich Financial Services, Experian, and Arthur Andersen LLP. Bradley is the author of multiple books (including two "For Dummies" titles) and has had numerous articles published in professional journals on a wide variety of topics related to information security and governance. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar. Bradley holds twenty-five professional designations in the areas of information security management, IT compliance, information privacy, fraud examination, IT audit, computer forensics, ethical hacking, business continuity planning, project management, cloud security, and process improvement, including the C|CISO, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CCSP, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, CSSLP, PMP, CRISC, CGEIT, ISSMP, ISSAP, CFE, C|EH, CBCP, CCSK, CDPSE, DFCP, CIFI, CSOXM, CSOE, ITIL v3 Foundation, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He holds an MBA from DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a JD and an LLM in information technology and privacy law from the University of Illinois at Chicago's John Marshall Law School. Bradley has served as a director on several corporate and non-profit boards, is a regular speaker at industry conferences, and has served numerous clients in the legal, financial services, and healthcare industries as a freelance consultant. He is an advisor to YL Ventures GP, Ltd., Glilot Capital, Eclipz, Inc., Great North Ventures, EventCombo, AttackIQ, Eclipz,io, Privatise, WireX Systems, Menlo Ventures, and ThirdPartyTrust. Bradley was recognized as the Chicago CISO of the Year in 2018, as one of the Top 100 CISOs by Cyber Defense Magazine in 2020, and as the North America Information Security Leader of the Year by GDS in 2021.

Casey Collins EliteOps
Casey Collins




Casey Collins has been an entrepreneur and software executive for over 18 years. Earlier in his career, he founded, developed, and exited two companies responsible for manufacturing and distributing mobile applications in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. For the past 7 years, he has served in a variety of commercial and sales leadership roles at AppDynamics, a Cisco Company, and Zscaler. He co-founded EliteOps in 2023 to help the world's best companies become more proactive, agile, and resilient in the areas of network security, cloud security, and secure data optimization and visibility.

John Tryon (Filler) Health Care Service Corporation
John Tryon

Deputy CISO

Health Care Service Corporation


Joined Health Care Service Corporation, the nation’s largest customer owned health insurer offering Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Montana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas, in September of 2017 as DVP Information Security Architecture and Design. In this role, John was responsible for driving the future state Cyber Security Architecture with a focus on securely enabling HCSC’s use of the public cloud for sensitive workloads, overall modernization of HCSC’s Member facing and Enterprise Identity & Access Management products and enhancements to Cyber Defense capabilities. Promoted to Deputy CISO / Head of Information Security for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) in Fall of 2021. John is responsible for delivering a fiscally responsible and pragmatic Information Security program that securely enables the HCSC enterprise, systems development entities, and strategic initiatives. He is an Information Services Security thought leader with over twenty-five years combined experience with Fortune 500 firms in life sciences, healthcare and consumer products industries. Actively participates on Executive Customer Advisory Boards and Healthcare Industry Executive Leadership forums. John has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Temple University and holds CISSP certification.

Ken T (Filler) Ingredion
Kenneth Townsend

Global CISO



Founded in 1906, Ingredion together with its subsidiaries, refines corn and produces sweeteners and starches. The company also provides animal feed products; edible corn oil; refined corn oil to packers of cooking oil and to producers of margarine, salad dressings, shortening, mayonnaise, and other foods; and corn gluten feed used as protein feed for chickens, pet food, and aquaculture. The company is headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.

June 27, 2024


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5:30 PM-9:00 PM

Running and Securing Cloud Environments For Today and Tomorrow

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