Executive Alliance Blog 2020

Passing the Torch

Feb 21, 2020 12:50:55 PM / by Mary Lou Heastings

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Powerful Mentors and Stories from Cyber's Top Trail-Blazers-


At Executive Alliance, 2020 is all about THE STORIES. Powerful stories from forward-thinking CISOs enabling their organizations to succeed in cyber.
Back in January, I had the honor of sharing my own story as the keynote at the Pass the Torch for Women Summit. The Pass the Torch for Women Foundation is  an organization supporting women in developing their career path in business- and especially, cybersecurity. I had the pleasure of speaking with some of the security industry's leading female voices and got to hear their journey in cyber and how they navigated the business world in general. This culminated in a compilation of a few of cyber's top trail-blazers with words of encouragement and wisdom for our future C-level executives in the industry. You can check out more information here: http://passthetorchforwomen.org/
In 2020 Executive Alliance will tell more great stories this year from the CISO of Venerable Annuity moving a giant to the cloud, to the CISO of HCA Healthcare and how he created a single approach on strategy, programs, and priorities and made his company more effective and efficient, as well as the CISO of Voya Financial and what you will find on the Dark Web.
There is no doubt that 2020 is sure to produce more great stories, and I look forward to hearing them and meeting the executives that are shaping the future of this industry. 

Topics: Leadership, CISO

Mary Lou Heastings

Mary Lou Heastings

As CEO of Executive Alliance, Mary Lou Heastings has overall responsibility for guiding the continued expansion of the company’s portfolio of senior technology related executive summits, roundtables, and custom programs across the U.S.