The Sela Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for IT leaders of prominent firms in Boston

Cyber Risk as a Business Enabler

Every aspect of every business today has an IT security component – every hiring process, marketing program, product design, business relationship, customer interaction and executive decision. All business activities, in some way, are connected to a computer – and, therefore, to cyber risk. Yet all too often, we as business leaders, think of cyber risk mostly as a means to prevent a breach or to achieve compliance.

Cyber risk could enable entrance into new markets, innovative products to be released quickly to market, and intuitive tools for your workforce to work anywhere to collaborate and make decisions. If we alter the way we look at cyber risk, change the way we talk about it and tie it directly to the business, cyber risk could enable and differentiate the business.

We will be discussing:

  • Can cyber risk enable a business to grow and innovate?
  • How do business leaders change the discussion about cyber risk?
  • Can you connect cyber risk to business goals and measure performance?
  • What do you need to do to empower your organization to change?


6:30 pm Arrival of guests and reception

7:00 pm Introduction by Ortus and short address from Palo Alto

7:10 pm Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group

7:45 pm Starters served

8:00 pm Discussion brought to a close and guests are encouraged to continue networking

9:00 pm Change of seats before dessert

STRIP by Strega, Boston

3901, 64 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

Wednesday, 16th of January 2019

STRIP by Strega, Boston

Attended by:

CISO & VP, IT of American Tower
Deputy CIO, Chief Enterprise Applications of City of Boston
Associate Division Head, Cyber Security and Information Sciences of MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Board Director of Synchrony Financial
Field CTO, Fraud & Risk Intelligence of RSA Security, LLC (Part of Dell/EMC)
CISO of Putnam Investments
Senior Director, Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences Strategy of HP
Chief Strategist, IoT of Akamai Technologies
CISO of MIB Group, Inc.
CISO of Northeastern University
Director, Information Security of Iron Mountain
Director, Center for Reliable Information System & Cyber Security of Boston University
Vice President Global IT-Systems Architecture & Operations of MFS Investment Management
CTO, IBM Blockchain of IBM
CIO/CISO of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Co-Founder, President, CTO of Vizadata

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