CISO ADVISORY COUNCIL

Deneen DeFiore
United Airlines
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Deneen DeFiore
United Airlines

Deneen has recently joined United Airlines as their Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. Previously she was the Global Chief Information & Product Security Officer at GE Aviation. She is responsible for securing the operations, products, information, and assets of the business as well as ensuring compliance with global regulations. Deneen serves as the technical expert and advisor to UA’s most senior leaders on cyber risk related to products, services and ongoing operations.

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Bob Varnadoe
NCR Group
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Bob Varnadoe
NCR Group

Bob has been the Global CISO for banking and commerce solutions provider NCR Group since 2012. Prior to this role, Bob spent almost 13 years at Fiserv as VP of Information Security, focused on security strategy, engineering, and operational security for the Fiserv Enterprise Risk and Resilience organization.

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Adam Fletcher
The Blackstone Group
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Adam Fletcher
The Blackstone Group

Adam Fletcher is CISO at The Blackstone Group, where he has served since 2014. Prior to this, he held a series of senior roles within major corporations such as Accuvant, Nokia, and McAfee. Most recently, he was Vice President, International Security at Equifax, until May 2014.

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Lachlan George
Nandos
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Lachlan George
Nandos

Lachlan is currently the Group CISO for Nando’s where he’s responsible for defining Nando’s global information security strategy, driving the global information security programme, and overseeing information security risk management across Nando’s 20+ countries/markets. Prior to joining Nando’s Lachlan worked in management consulting with both Deloitte and BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

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Philip Owen MBE
Tesco Bank
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Philip Owen MBE
Tesco Bank

Formerly with the British Government for 28 years; Philip is a decorated ex civil-servant and has extensive experience in diplomacy and intelligence as well as security. His international career spanned the South Asian and Western European continents. He is currently the CISO at Tesco Bank where he is responsible for the design and delivery of a comprehensive information security programme for Tesco Bank.

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Jim Rutt
Dana Foundation
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Jim Rutt
Dana Foundation

Jim Rutt, CISSP-ISSAP/ISSMP, CCSP, CSSLP, CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, C|CISO, CCSK, is the Chief Information Officer/CISO at the Dana Foundation. His responsibilities include providing strategic planning for information and technology management and overseeing all back office technology operations necessary to support the Foundation. Jim is an early adopter of cutting edge cloud security solutions, having led Dana through a complete cloud transformation six years ago. Jim has frequently spoken to peer organizations on corporate cybersecurity strategy and risk management, and also advises early stage technology companies on their business strategy to the financial and healthcare sector.

Jim is a graduate of Stetson University, where he received a B.B.A. degree. He has 24 years of technology experience (spanning financial, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors) and has been at Dana for ten years. Jim has presented at multiple CIO and leadership conferences and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal (among other publications) for his view on mobile security and governance. Jim is the former President and Chairman of the Board of Technology Affinity Group (TAG) and is Vice President and Board Director for the New York Metro Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, as well as an Advisory Board member of the EC-Council C|CISO Advisory Board, as well as a founding advisory board member of BWG Strategy LLC, a Work-Bench Venture Capital Mentor/Advisor, advisor to Lightspeed Ventures, a Silicon Venture capital company, advisor to Vation Ventures, Glilot Partners, and board advisor to multiple startups including ShieldX, Tala Security, Baffle, Axonius, Minerva Labs and Pixm, amongst others.

 

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Ed Millington
Winton Group
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Ed Millington
Winton Group

Ed has been the Head of Information Security at Winton since 2016. Before joining Winton, he was the Principal Consultant for cybersecurity at Wipro. Much in demand for his experience, he has been on the advisory board of GIAC Certifications since 2012 and in 2010 he founded the Oil and Gas Information Security Forum (OGISF) and served as the Chair for four years.

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Kylie Watson
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
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Kylie Watson
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Kylie is charged with establishing security strategy and direction and is the corporate advocate for information security best practices. Her role also includes System Risk Management and Security Operations. She has worked in Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States and has more than 25 years of experience in Information Technology in many diverse roles. Prior to joining SMBC, Kylie worked for IBM in Australia.

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