Day 1: May 16th, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Opening Remarks by our 2017 Conference Co-Chairs

  • Meghan Hannes, VP, Product Manager – Cyber, Technology, Axis Capital
  • Kimberly Holmes, Esq., RPLU, Senior Vice President & Counsel, Cyber Insurance, Liability & Emerging Risks, ID Experts
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Health Care CISOs Speak: Recent Successes, Challenges, & What’s Top of Mind for 2017 Priorities

Hear from a group of CISOs as they share their insights into “what’s worked” – “what’s still to be determined” – and what is most concerning for them looking ahead into 2017 based on recent risk developments in the landscape, breach events, regulatory enforcement. What do they anticipate seeing as new directions or impacts to them from the new Administration?

  • Sean Hoar, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP (Moderator)
  • Meredith Harper, Chief Privacy & Information Security Officer, Henry Ford Health System
  • Robert Hill, CISO, Mayo Clinic
  • Pete Naumovski, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Jerry Sto. Tomas, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Apria Healthcare
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

It’s an Enterprise Issue: Perspectives on Latest Developments in the Health Care Threat Landscape

Since Cyber has been touted as the “new D&O”, it really is an enterprise-wide concern; not just a worry for corporate IT departments. Different perspectives will weigh in on how they see the latest legal, regulatory and settlement/claim developments in the health care landscape impacting organizations, and what organizations would be best advised to consider to mitigate the impact of the inevitable data breach to their organizations.

  • Kimberly Holmes, Esq., RPLU, Senior Vice President & Counsel, Cyber Insurance, Liability & Emerging Risks, ID Experts (Moderator)
  • Stephen D. Rose, Seattle Office Managing Partner, Hall Render
  • Beth Strapp, Senior Vice President, W.R. Berkley Corporation
  • Trevor Weyland, Area SVP, Arthur J. Gallagher
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Pre-Incident Planning for Health Care Organizations: Best Defense – or Offense?

When an incident occurs, it is crucial for a healthcare organization to have as much evidence as possible that the organization was not negligent, but instead forward thinking, aware, and making best efforts to mitigate a cyber event. This session will outline how to be prepared for a breach, in order to best defend its HIPAA compliance once it happens. This session will outline how planned, well documented and executed risk mitigation and compliance efforts pre-breach can pay real dividends down the road.

  • Theodore Augustinos, Partners, Locke Lord LLP (Moderator)
  • Evan Fenaroli, Product Manager, Management & Professional Liability, Philadelphia Insurance Companies
  • Shannon Groeber, Senior Vice President, Cyber/E&O Practice, JLT Specialty
  • Duane Hopkins, Director of Security Operations, Cyber Security, Ascension Information Services
  • Ian Kelly, National Sales Manager, ID Experts
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

It’s Happened… Who Gets the First Call… and the Second?

Recognizing that a host of invested parties want to know your organization has had a privacy/security “event” – who should get called first? Second? A panel of experts will provide some best practices for how to handle your cyber event.

  • Joe DePaul,Cyber / E&O Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson (Moderator)
  • Eric Cornelius, Consulting Director- Critical Infrastructure/ICS, Cylance
  • Winston Krone, Managing Director, Kivu
  • John Mullen, CEO and Founding Partner, Mullen Coughlin
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Reception sponsored by:


Day 2: May 17th, 8:00am - 6:00pm

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 am - 9:05 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:05 am - 9:15 am

Opening Remarks by our 2017 Conference Co-Chairs

  • Meghan Hannes, VP, Product Manager – Cyber, Technology, Axis Capital
  • Kimberly Holmes, Esq., RPLU, Senior Vice President & Counsel, Cyber Insurance, Liability & Emerging Risks, ID Experts
9:15 am - 9:45 am

Keynote Address

  • Adam Tyler, Chief Innovation Officer, CSID, a part of Experian


9:45 am - 10:30 am

The Buyer’s Perspective

A panel of senior risk managers will discuss the challenges they face in identifying and addressing the cyber risk exposures of their organizations. Insurance solutions will be evaluated, and panelists will share their insights into how well the insurance market is addressing their cyber risk needs.

  • Elisabeth Case, Managing Director, Marsh Cyber Practice (Moderator)
  • Ethan Harrington, Director, Insurance and Enterprise Risk Management, H&R Block
  • Vitas Plioplys, Director, Risk Management, Experian
  • Dan Steiner, Risk Manager, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Morning Break

Identifying and Quantifying Threats

How do you keep on top of emerging trends and understand what might be coming down the line? This series of sessions will hear from threat intelligence professionals who monitor and mitigate cyber threats on a daily basis. What do they see as the major threats to be aware of in 2017 and beyond?

These sessions will offer some practical tips on how to quantify cyber exposures and risk. Where can you go to find out? How do you distinguish between the various tools available?

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Track 1 / A Technical Approach

11:00 – 11:30am / The Industrial Internet of Things

  • Pascal Millaire, VP & GM, Symantec

11:30am – 12:00pm / Industrial Control Systems

  • Mark Stamford, Founder/CEO, OccamSec

12:00pm – 12:30pm / Business Interruption – The Threat Landscape

  • Jason Rebholz, Senior Director of Professional Service, The Crypsis Group

Track 2 / Layer 8: Human Intervention with Technology

11:00 – 11:30am / The Consumer Internet of Things

  • Bill Hardin, Vice President, Charles River Associates

11:30am – 12:00pm / Extortion and Ransomware

  • FBI Special Agent Eric Brelsford, Chicago
  • Austin Murphy, Director, Incident Response Services, CrowdStrike

12:00pm – 12:30pm / The Insider Threat posed by your own employees

  • Michael Bruemmer, Vice President, Data Breach Resolution Group, Experian
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Conference Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

A Study on Insurance Risk Aggregation

With increasing scrutiny on insurance companies and their ability to identify and mitigate aggregation exposure, this session will consider the impact of cyber on silent coverages. How is new technology creating threats in unexpected policies? How do insurance companies identify, monitor and aggregate these exposures? What implications might new threats have on existing lines of cover, such as GL and Property?

  • Meghan Hannes, VP, Product Manager – Cyber, Technology, Axis Capital (Moderator)
  • Kara Owens, Global Head of Cyber Risk, TransRe
  • Stephanie Snyder, US Cyber Sales Leader, Aon
  • Scott Stransky, Assistant Vice President, Principal Scientist Research and Modeling, AIR Worldwide

Gaps and Overlaps: The Coverage Conundrum

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Business Interruption: Insurance Hot Potato?

How are property and cyber insurance policies responding to business interruption cover? This session will discuss the confusion around contingent business interruption insurance for cyber and where coverage might lie. Panelists will outline the main sources of loss and discuss the various insurance solutions available and how they might be improved.

  • Laura Zaroski, EVP, Socius Insurance (Moderator)
  • John Graham, Cyber Product Manager, Commercial Insurance, Chubb
  • John Menefee, Cyber Risk Product Manager, Travelers
  • Randall Perkins, Vice President, Operations Claims Manager, FM Global
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hacking on the Rise: Cyber vs. Crime

Where does a cyber claim really belong: a crime or cyber policy? Leading cyber professionals evaluate the current state of the market in terms of crime vs. standalone cyber policy coverage, the historical and current purpose of each product, and how the mercurial claim landscape of cyber events is impacting both lines of coverage concurrently.

  • Melissa Ventrone, Chair, Data Privacy and Security Group, Thompson Coburn LLP (Moderator)
  • Dena Cusick, National Practice Leader for the Technology, Privacy and Network Risk Practice, Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Tim Nunziata, Director & Division Head of Commercial E&O / Cyber, Nationwide Insurance
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon Break

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Anatomy of a Claim: A Study on Costs

Using real case studies, this session will dive into the various costs that drive cyber claims and outline how claims are adjusted. The speaker will explain how expenses, regulatory and liability costs are adjusted and how costs flow up- or down-stream of the original event.

  • Erin Yoshino, Associate, Clyde & Co (Moderator)
  • Tamara Ashjian, Claims Manager – Cyber Claims, NAS Insurance
  • Aarti Soni, Senior Vice President / Cyber Claims Advocacy Leader, Marsh
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Reaching Capacity?

This session will look at insurance buying trends and address available capacity in the insurance market. How much cyber insurance should you buy? Is there enough capacity? Is the market profitable and sustainable?

  • Jeremy Gillespie, Midwest & West Regional Director – Insurance & Risk Management, Arthur J. Gallagher (Moderator)
  • Bala Larson, E&O Underwriter, Beazley
  • Andy Lea, Vice President, Underwriting for E&O, Cyber and Media, CNA
  • Shiraz Saeed, National Practice Leader Cyber Risk, Starr
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

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