Women with Vision

CXO Think Tank

March 29, 2023 - New York City, New York
  
How do you stand out as a leader, regardless of your gender, and become a catalyst for equity and positive change? How can we amplify and create a new roadmap of advancing women, to achieve results together?

We invite you to join C-Vision International, on March 29 for a one-day program specifically for women CXO leaders and their allies to network and discuss the most important topics facing female executives today including building and protecting your brand, growing and retaining talented women, how to speak up and be seen as a leader, avoiding burnout and a look at 2023 trends including the digital present and future.
  

Perspectives From

Grace Beason Guidewire Software Inc
Grace Beason

Director of GRC

Guidewire Software Inc

Summit Speaker

Accomplished Security, Risk & Compliance Manager with a proven track record of working in the information technology and services industry with expertise in information security and privacy. Strong operations leader skilled in Security, Risk & Compliance of next generation Cloud, IoT and legacy IT services. Broad client base of Fortune 100 and international government sectors. Effective leader with global and industry specific regulatory frameworks. Primary industries include: IT/ Cloud Services, Financial Services, Healthcare, Public Sector, Technology/ Telecom, Media and Entertainment.

Deena Swatzie Truist
Deena Swatzie

VP, Head of Technology Risk

Truist

Summit Speaker

Providing industry-leading practices in cyber-risk management and compliance while implementing an effective cybersecurity program that protects against threats, advances transformation, and drives growth.

Anna Thomas Citi
Anna Thomas

Director, Operations & Technology Transformation

Citi

Summit Speaker

Dynamic technology leader with over 20 years of global experience in managing large teams. Change agent and problem-solver with a passion for technology and developing people. Skilled in grasping the big picture, conceptualizing, developing and implementing solutions and partnering closely with business executives. Proven adaptability and innovation in program leadership. Execution focused. Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and propose a realistic project schedule by identifying critical paths, risks and challenges. Strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and influencing skills. CORE COMPETENCIES Product Design & Development Strategic Technology Planning Global IT delivery & Program Management Vendor Management Budgeting and Cost Control Stakeholder Management Leadership & Supervision Offshore/Onshore Management

Sonia Arista Signify Health
Sonia Arista

SVP, CISO

Signify Health

Summit Speaker

Sonia Arista serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Signify Health, bringing over 25 years in IT program management and consulting in the areas of governance, risk and compliance, with the last 15 years focused on enterprise data protection and risk management. Prior to joining Signify Health, Sonia was the Healthcare CISO for Fortinet and prior CISO at Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children, and has also been contracted as an interim CISO for several healthcare advanced-technology entities like Wellforce, Nuance Communications and Verscend Technologies. Her experience in information security leadership includes board-level advisement, incident response, and rapid program alignment to support mergers and acquisitions. Originally from Houston, Sonia graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Business Administration, and completed her Masters in Science in Cybersecurity at Brown University. She currently lives in the Boston area, contributes time as a professional mentor to young professionals seeking a career in security, and guest lectures for organizations promoting women in STEM and minority advancement. Specialties: Virtual and Interim Chief Information Security Officer , Cybersecurity Advisor for Board and Executive Management , Healthcare Data Risk Management and Compliance Analyst (HIPAA, PCI, MA CMR 201 ), Business Process Reengineering, Cross - Functional Team Building, Mobile Security Management, Provider and Payer Information Security, Union Remediatation Planning; Application Security Analyst, Training and Education, BYOD Mobile Strategy Development, Program and Product Strategy Development.

Martina Fuchs
Martina Fuchs

Event Moderator

Summit Speaker

Martina Fuchs is an international TV anchor, business journalist, event moderator, expert on China and the Middle East, and speaks 9 languages.

She currently works as a European business correspondent for China's news agency Xinhua, international media ambassador and board member for the Montreux Jazz Festival China, and as an advisor for the St. Gallen Symposium and the Lang Lang International Music Foundation and is based in London and Zurich.

Martina holds a Master in International Economic History from the University in Geneva, Switzerland, a Postgraduate Diploma in TV Journalism from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and a Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the New York University (NYU) Stern Business School.

Tamika Bass Gannett Fleming
Tamika Bass

Head of Cybersecurity Director

Gannett Fleming

Summit Speaker

Highly qualified IT Security Analyst & Adjunct Professor with 15+ years experience specializing in business continuity, disaster recover, IT security, and knowledge transfer. Applies methods for assessing and mitigating risk, analyzing impacts, and managing incidents. IT security experience including security auditing, governance risk and compliance, ITGRC implementation and business continuity planning.Highly qualified IT Security Analyst & Adjunct Professor with 15+ years experience specializing in business continuity, disaster recover, IT security, and knowledge transfer. Applies methods for assessing and mitigating risk, analyzing impacts, and managing incidents. IT security experience including security auditing, governance risk and compliance, ITGRC implementation and business continuity planning.

Beth Fatusin Amazon Web Services (1)
Beth Fatusin

Head of Sales, Digital Native Business, East

Amazon Web Services (1)

Summit Speaker

Beth Fatusin runs the North America East Digital Native Business for AWS. Beth has worked with the world's leading hi-tech firms to help customers leverage digital technologies to drive efficiencies and enter new markets to help transform their business. She has built and scaled sales teams to accelerate growth and incubate new industry segments for large organizations.  She has been recognized for her transformational leadership, business sales achievements, and influential style. Beth has been awarded Sales Leader of the year and Sales Mentor of the year award in recent years.  Prior to Amazon, Beth was in sales management positions in both Public sector and commercial segments at Cisco. Beth holds a Master's in Business Management with a focus in Entrepreneurship, and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University.   Given her background, Beth is passionate about advancing women in tech and sales. In her spare time, she loves traveling and trying new cuisines. Beth has two sons, and splits her time between NYC and Long Island.

Tanya Shastri Palo Alto Networks
Tanya Shastri

SVP Product Management

Palo Alto Networks

Summit Speaker

Tanya Shastri is SVP of Product Management at Palo Alto Networks, where she leads product management and strategy for the NGFW business. Prior to Palo Alto Networks Tanya held leadership roles at various Enterprise companies. At VMware she was VP of Product for the Blockchain business unit. At Google she headed the Strategic Business Development for Google Cloud technology partnerships, covering all GCP and G Suite products. Tanya co-founded Natero (acquired by Freshworks), a big data SaaS analytics platform. Earlier she productized innovative technology in the CTO’s office at NetApp, and she held various roles in product management and software engineering at Cisco. Tanya holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from SUNY, Stony Brook, NY and an MBA from Haas, UC Berkeley.

Tanya Shastri (1) Palo Alto Networks
Tanya Shastri

SVP Product Management

Palo Alto Networks

Summit Speaker

Tanya Shastri is SVP of Product Management at Palo Alto Networks, where she leads product management and strategy for the NGFW business. Prior to Palo Alto Networks Tanya held leadership roles at various Enterprise companies. At VMware she was VP of Product for the Blockchain business unit. At Google she headed the Strategic Business Development for Google Cloud technology partnerships, covering all GCP and G Suite products. Tanya co-founded Natero (acquired by Freshworks), a big data SaaS analytics platform. Earlier she productized innovative technology in the CTO’s office at NetApp, and she held various roles in product management and software engineering at Cisco. Tanya holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from SUNY, Stony Brook, NY and an MBA from Haas, UC Berkeley.

Miriam Noble Amazon Web Services (1)
Miriam Noble

Head of Sales, East Enterprise Greenfield

Amazon Web Services (1)

Summit Speaker

Miriam Noble is Head of Sales, East Enterprise Greenfield at Amazon Web Services (AWS) where she leads a team of District Managers and field Account Executives focused on new customer acquisitions. She is responsible for building and executing the regional AWS go-to- market strategy through both dedicated teams and the cross-functional ecosystem. Miriam has a strong passion for employee development and extending a culture of diversity, inclusion and equity across the organization. She is the Executive sponsor for Women of US Greenfield and developed and co-sponsored the East leadership development program. Miriam was recognized as a 2021 Tampa Bay Business Journel 40 under 40 Honoree. Miriam was the first Florida based commercial employee for AWS when she joined in 2016. She started her career at AWS as an Account Executive before moving into the role of District Manager for FL and now Head of Sales, East Greenfield. Prior to AWS she worked for Cisco Systems, starting as a Collaboration Business Development Manager, before moving into the role of Global Account Executive. Leveraging her experience in business and technology Miriam co-founded two start-ups, one of which she has successfully exited. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from University of North Florida. Miriam lives in Tampa, FL. She is married with 4 children, Eisley (11), Evie (9), Beatrice (7) and Miller (7).

Sree Ratnasinghe Amazon Web Services
Sree Ratnasinghe

Director, North America Customer Solutions Management

Amazon Web Services

Summit Speaker

Sree Ratnasinghe is a customer-obsessed and results-driven cloud executive with over two decades' experience leading global technology organizations focused on enterprise adoption of emerging technology, cloud, and solution architectures. She thrives at the intersection of Customers, Cloud Solutions Architecture, and Organizational leadership. Sree is Director of North America Customer Solutions Management (CSM) for AWS. Sree and her organization guide customers on their large-scale cloud transformations, and help them accelerate business outcomes and evolve their culture. Sree is focused on growing talent, and building a diverse and inclusive organizational culture. Previously, Sree was Director of Solutions Architecture for the AWS Southeast Area. Sree was at IBM in leadership roles including professional services, technical enablement, and emerging technology adoption. She is a strong believer in the force multiplier effect, and enjoys a mentorship role collaborating with colleagues on their career and personal advancement. She’s passionate about organizational culture, and plus obsessed with growing and coaching the next generation of leaders. A fierce community advocate, Sree is a advisory member of WomenNC empowering gender equality, diversity and inclusion and women leaders. She is a seasoned conference speaker in forums such as IEEE Women in Engineering and WomenTech Global Network. Sree calls Raleigh, North Carolina home. She has a master’s degree in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University.

Michael Owens Equifax
Michael Owens

BISO

Equifax

Summit Speaker

Dr. Michael Owens is an innovative, collaborative, and distinguished leader with over 25 years of experience in startup, corporate, government, and military organizations. A transformation leader and sought-after speaker, Michael frequently keynotes on topics related to cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, and national security matters. As a cybersecurity executive, he has been at the vanguard of some of the most complex issues dealing with breach mitigation/recovery, threat intelligence sharing, and diversity within the tech and cyber industry. Michael is the president and CEO of the U.S. Global Center of Cyber Policy, where he leads the organization in providing federal, state, and local governments with non-partisan thought leadership and expert information and analysis on cybersecurity, cybercrime, and cyberwarfare trends, strategies, and policies from a domestic and international perspective. Prior to this, Michael led the Global Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, and Critical Infrastructure Program for EY within the Forensics, Investigations & Dispute division. In that role, he was responsible for the global strategic direction and standardization of threat intelligence, cybersecurity assessments, audits, and incident response services. Before this, Michael worked at Cisco Systems leading the Advanced Services, Public Sector service delivery team. During this time, he led cybersecurity, wired and wireless networks, and IT strategy engagements for government agencies in the U.S. southeast across and New York. Michael has extensive international and geopolitical experience with projects completed in over 100 countries. As an entrepreneur, Michael pioneered the practice of SMB MSP and fractional CIO/CISO services. Michael is an eight-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a current member of the US Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary. He is a member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, a Political Partner with the Truman National Security Project, and serves on the State Advisory Committee for the US Global Leadership Coalition, the Evanta/Gartner Atlanta CISO Governing Body, and the Leadership Board of the Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum. Michael's educational background includes a bachelor’s from North Carolina A&T State University, a master’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, a doctorate from California Intercontinental University, and advanced certificates and executive programs from the U.S. Army War College and Harvard University. He resides in Mableton, Georgia with his two children.

Megan Ryan NuHealth
Megan Ryan

Chief Legal Officer

NuHealth

Summit Speaker

Megan C. Ryan, Esq. serves as the Corporation’s Chief Legal Officer. As such, Ms. Ryan is the General Counsel/Counsel to the Board for NuHealth/NUMC and A Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility. She oversees all legal, corporate governance, privacy and ethics functions. Ms. Ryan has served as NuHealth/NUMC’s Chief Compliance, Privacy and Ethics officer responsible for investigating any suspicion of fraud, waste, or abuse and has been responsible for maintaining our strong compliance program since 2016. Additionally, she has served as the Chief Compliance Officer for the Nassau Queens Performing Provider System (“NQP”) in the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) implementing and overseeing the execution of DSRIP, compliance practices at the NQP level and its partnering hubs (NUMC, North Shore and Catholic Health Systems) and has served as a voting director on the NQP PPS Board.

Julie Luengas Stony Brook Medicine
Julie Luengas

Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Stony Brook Medicine

Summit Speaker

An accomplished Executive Informatics Nurse focused on improving the clinician and patient experience with healthcare information technology solutions Julie is instrumental in engaging clinical leaders with healthcare information technology projects to ensure a successful implementation which improves clinician workflow, quality, and safety while meeting regulatory requirements. Julie has worked with Nursing, Physicians, Ancillary teams in the acute care and ambulatory settings.

Gavin Grounds Meta
Gavin Grounds

Senior Director, Security, Risk and Compliance

Meta

Summit Speaker

Global leader in cyber security, Risk Quantification, information risk management & compliance, with proven track record of business leadership and transformation in cyber security, information risk management and compliance, security operations, developing and executing business-aligned strategies, and of driving a security business P&L and growth agenda of hundreds of millions of dollars annually. CEng - Chartered Engineer CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional FBCS - Fellow, BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) CITP - Chartered Information Technology Professional - Fellow MIoD - Member of the Institute of Directors Specialties: Enterprise Business & Technology Strategy Development and Alignment; Cloud, Infrastructure, Network, IoT & NextGen Security, Risk & Compliance; Outsourcing; Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures; International development.

Aruna Jammalamadaka YASH Technologies
Aruna Jammalamadaka

Senior Enterprise Architect

YASH Technologies

Summit Speaker

Over 18 years of large scale Technology Leadership with Deep insights into Transformative Digital Innovation, Enterprise Rationalization, Business Process execution, Technology consumption, with insights into Full cycle SDLC for domains including BNFS, Insurance, Telecom, Healthcare, Retail. Strategic Advisor for Enterprise Architecture Strategies with a Winning background serving build and support EA frameworks , EA Standards streamlining Business Processes and IT Investments to streamline TCO and enhance ROI of Technology Consumption . Varied Architecture experience across IT including Client Server Technologies , Cloud Technologies (Azure, AWS, GCP), Security Architecture Architecture thought leadership (e.g., tool selection, standards, strategic direction, etc.) – Multi Cloud Adoption Strategies, Data Integration Solutions, Data Transformation, Data Governance, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Strategies

Yabing Wang Justworks
Yabing Wang

CISO

Justworks

Summit Speaker

Yabing Wang is the VP and Chief Information Security Officer at Justworks. She has been in the technology world for 25 years, and has more than 20 years of extensive leadership experience in cybersecurity across different industries. Yabing thrives in transforming security into a business enabler through executive leadership, program delivery, and partnership with all stakeholders. She has built global security practices and strengthened cyber resilience at multiple fortune 100 companies and tech-forward companies.

Martina Fuchs (1)
Martina Fuchs

Martina Fuchs

Summit Speaker

Martina Fuchs is an international TV anchor, business journalist, event moderator, expert on China and the Middle East, and speaks 9 languages. She currently works as a European business correspondent for China's news agency Xinhua, international media ambassador and board member for the Montreux Jazz Festival China, and as an advisor for the St. Gallen Symposium and the Lang Lang International Music Foundation and is based in London and Zurich. Martina holds a Master in International Economic History from the University in Geneva, Switzerland, a Postgraduate Diploma in TV Journalism from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and a Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the New York University (NYU) Stern Business School.

Sree Ratnasinghe (1) Amazon Web Services (1)
Sree Ratnasinghe

Director, North America Customer Solutions Management

Amazon Web Services (1)

Summit Speaker

Sree Ratnasinghe is a customer-obsessed and results-driven cloud executive with over two decades' experience leading global technology organizations focused on enterprise adoption of emerging technology, cloud, and solution architectures. She thrives at the intersection of Customers, Cloud Solutions Architecture, and Organizational leadership. Sree is Director of North America Customer Solutions Management (CSM) for AWS. Sree and her organization guide customers on their large-scale cloud transformations, and help them accelerate business outcomes and evolve their culture. Sree is focused on growing talent, and building a diverse and inclusive organizational culture. Previously, Sree was Director of Solutions Architecture for the AWS Southeast Area. Sree was at IBM in leadership roles including professional services, technical enablement, and emerging technology adoption. She is a strong believer in the force multiplier effect, and enjoys a mentorship role collaborating with colleagues on their career and personal advancement. She’s passionate about organizational culture, and plus obsessed with growing and coaching the next generation of leaders. A fierce community advocate, Sree is a advisory member of WomenNC empowering gender equality, diversity and inclusion and women leaders. She is a seasoned conference speaker in forums such as IEEE Women in Engineering and WomenTech Global Network. Sree calls Raleigh, North Carolina home. She has a master’s degree in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University.

Deena Swatzie (1) LPL Financial
Deena Swatzie

VP Head of Technology Risk

LPL Financial

Summit Speaker

Providing industry-leading practices in cyber-risk management and compliance while implementing an effective cybersecurity program that protects against threats, advances transformation, and drives growth.

March 29, 2023

Agenda

All times Eastern Time

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Check-in, grab some breakfast and coffee and get ready for an exciting day filled with powerful discussions.


9:30 AM-9:40 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks


9:45 AM-10:25 AM
Fireside Chat

Nurturing Your Brand

In partnership with:
Palo Alto Networks

10:25 AM-11:15 AM
Panel

Promoting & Enabling Women to Succeed

How do we come together, as a group of professionals, to create and foster an inclusive business world where all women have a role to play? We know that a major part of this is attracting and retaining talent at every level but how exactly do we do that and where can we use technology to help? Our panelists will discuss how their companies are creating more inclusive environments, the use AI tools to help uncover hidden biases, what flexibility looks like for all team members and how they are advancing women earlier and signing them up for long term success.


11:15 AM-11:25 AM

Mid-Morning Networking Break

Take a stretch, grab a tea or coffee and connect with others during these 25 minutes.


11:45 AM-12:30 PM
Panel

Leveling Up: How to Stand Out in Your Organization

Despite years of conversations and programs by industry stakeholders to diversify the talent pool standing out in an inherently biased environment is a challenge women still face. How have women in leadership roles risen above this and succeeded? What real lessons can we learn from savvy leaders on successfully adjusting their business priorities, reinvesting budgets to drive growth, and taking a smart path to business transformation during times of great disruption.


12:30 PM-1:40 PM

Lunch

Join us for a TED Talk on Designing the Future of Cancer Education with Corrine Ellsworth-Beaumont, CEO of Know Your Lemons Foundation.


1:45 PM-2:30 PM
Fireside Chat

Leading and Innovating Through Times of Change

This session explores the important role of leaders in driving innovation during times of change. It highlights the need for leaders to be proactive in anticipating and responding to change, rather than simply reacting to it. The session also provides practical strategies for leading innovation, including how to create a culture of innovation, how to develop and implement innovative ideas, and how to effectively communicate change to stakeholders. Overall, the session aims to equip leaders with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate change successfully and foster a culture of innovation within their organizations.

In partnership with:
Amazon Web Services

2:20 PM-3:05 PM
Panel

Exploring the Digital Future

Digital Transformation is helping to improve operational efficiency, productivity, and resiliency with organizations of all sizes and types. How do we select the right technologies and measure the return on investment? What skillsets, trainings and messaging are essential to have successful implementation and adoption of these technologies?


3:05 PM-3:15 PM

Afternoon Snack

Listen to some music and move a little during this break between content. 


3:15 PM-4:00 PM
Panel

Data Drives Transformation

Data is a key enabler for all of the CXO’s plans to transform and should be at the heart of any organizational strategy. All of the digitization in our world today means we have enormous amounts of data available, and data has now become the number one business asset for every organization. The utilization of data has grown exponentially giving organizations the ability to better understand customers, research key trends, and much more. Enterprises are heading towards an environment of uncertainty and ambiguity that requires continuous flexibility, innovation and investment or reinvestment in data and analytics strategies.

How can you use AI to drive customer acquisition, better demand forecasting and use business intelligence to help gain a lead over competitors.

In partnership with:
YASH Technologies

4:05 PM-4:50 PM
Panel

Unlocking the Potential of AI: How Marketing Leaders Can Overcome the Unknown

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an enigmatic force in the world of marketing. While it promises to revolutionize the industry, many leaders are uncertain about how to navigate this unknown territory. This abstract will delve into the mysterious world of AI and explore its potential use cases for marketers. With the pressure to do more with less and the need to stay ahead of the competition, marketers must consider the benefits of leveraging AI. However, the unknown potential of AI can also create hesitation and skepticism. Leaders must approach AI with a strategic mindset, collaborate with their IT teams, and identify the right use cases to position their organization for success in this uncharted landscape.

In partnership with:
Writer

5:00 PM-5:05 PM

Closing Remarks


5:05 PM-6:05 PM

Cocktails & Networking

Join us for cocktails after the event for networking, a raffle and prizes. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the world and C-Vision is excited to partner with Know Your Lemons. Know Your Lemons is a non-profit dedicated to helping improve early detection of breast cancer through symptoms and screening education in a fun, accessible, and inclusive way. Your generosity will continue to help educate women all over the world! Please be ready to donate.

In partnership with:
Know Your Lemons