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September 13, 2013 at 09:26 AM EDT
Top Technology Executives Meet in New York to Discuss Information Security Challenges
The Security Leaders' Summit Northeast Focuses on Impacts to the Business

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/13/13 -- Executive Alliance, Inc., the creator of a national community of IT executives, featured sixteen information technology leaders as hosts at the annual Security Leaders' Summit Northeast held on Thursday, September 12th at the Hilton Avenue of the Americas, New York. The Summit offered peer-level interaction across a diversity of industries, a big-picture focus on driving change, new approaches to managing complexities in information security and opportunities to collaborate throughout the day. The Security Leaders' Summits, Symposiums, and programs are the premier technology events across the U.S. that bring together many of the smartest people in technology and business.

Keynote speaker, Kevin Michaelis, Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of Air Products, spoke to the attendees on his perspective of the big technology disruptors, their impact to a business, and ultimately how they can effect an information security organization. Throughout the day, the Summit hosts, representing a diversity of industries and sizes, shared their insights and knowledge with the distinguished group of attendees.

The Executive Hosts for the Security Leaders' Summit Northeast included:

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: KEVIN MICHAELIS, Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Air Products

ED CHORBAJIAN, AVP, Application Security, Barclays

JOE DePAUL, Senior Vice President, CyberRisk Services Management and Professional Liability, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

THOMAS DEWAR, Chief Information Officer, Leake & Watts Services, Inc.

ELLEN GALLAGHER, Vice President, IS Audit, Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation

PAUL KONOPASKE, Vice President, IT Risk Management, The Travelers Companies

MARK KRAMER, Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Information Security, Citigroup

DAVID N. KROENING, Chief Information Security Officer, New York State Insurance Fund

ROBERT MacTAGGART, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Leviton Manufacturing Co.

HAI NGO, Chief Information Security Officer, NYU Langone Medical Center

NARENDRA PATLOLLA, Sr. Director, Information Security, The Travelers Companies

ROY POST, Chief Information Security Officer, AXA Financial

BALA RAJAGOPALAN, Information Security Officer, ConvergEx Group

UMESH TILME, Chief Information Officer, NuView Systems

CHRISTOPHER WALSH, Chief Information Security Officer, Bank Leumi USA

DR. ROBERT ZANDOLI, Global Chief Information Security Officer, American International Group (AIG)

"It's all about bringing together these brilliant executives and connecting them with one another," said Mary Lou Heastings, CEO of Executive Alliance, Inc. "We provide the community, the framework, and the tools that allow them to strategize in an energized environment. Together, they create thought provoking scenarios to address the enormous challenges they are facing."

"The Security Leaders' Summit was a very successful event in terms of content and the interactive discussions throughout the day," stated Darren Platt, Co-Found and CTO of Platinum sponsor, Symplified. "The Summit provided the opportunity to engage with C-Level executives to better understand their challenges and also the ability for us to share insight into our expertise in solving these challenges."

About the Sponsors

The Security Leaders Summit Northeast (Fall) 2013 is the property of Executive Alliance, Inc., and is brought to the business community by the following: Platinum Sponsors -- Blue Coat Systems, Symplified; Gold Sponsors -- Accellion, Proofpoint; Bronze Sponsors -- Airwatch, CyberArk, Trusteer; Participating Sponsors -- Aveksa, CounterTack, Imperva and Security Innovation.

About Executive Alliance

Since 2003, Executive Alliance has focused on creating a national network of IT executives across the U.S. through its portfolio of invitation-only regional Summits, national Symposiums, roundtables, and custom programs. These programs are attended by the most senior level technology executives from Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, government and education, and offer access and insight into the people leading these organizations. Executive Alliance's flagship programs include the regional one-day Security Leaders' Summits and the multi-day National Security Leaders' Symposium, the multi-day IT Leadership Symposium and the one-day Women's Legacy Summit. Visit: www.execalliance.com

Media Contact:

Ginger Thomas
Executive Alliance, Inc.
678-445-1919
Email Contact

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