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NTXISSA June 17, 2021 Monthly Meeting

June 17, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Title: Impact of Return to Work on Networking and Scurity


Cecil and Mike will discuss the evolving workplace transformation. As many employees return to their offices while others remain remote or hybrid, companies need to adapt to this new way of working. This new normal is forcing companies to rethink their existing network and security architectures to put the appropriate security and access controls in place to remain compliant without disrupting employee productivity.


Cecil Pineda – Cecil Pineda is currently the Senior Director and Program Leader for the VCISO and Consulting Practice at Critical Start. He also served as the CISO of DFW International Airport and also held leadership positions at GameStop, TXU Energy, Boeing and CVS Health. He is an active member of the DFW CISO community, various cybersecurity professional organizations (ISC2, ISACA, IAPP and others). In 2018, Cecil keynoted the Evanta CISO Dallas Summit and spoke at Aviation Cyber Security Summit in 2018, ICS Security Conference in Atlanta in 2019, CDM, Argyle, ISSA, Data Connectors, SecureWorld, ASIS, Executive Alliance and many others. He is currently serving as advisory board members for various institutions such as Tarrant Country College and Collin College. He also assists Salvation Army for their cyber security efforts (pro bono).


Mike Anderson – Mike brings over 20 years of experience to his role as Chief Digital and Information Officer for Netskope, having built and led high-performing teams across a wide range of disciplines, including sales, operations, business development, and information technology. He is considered a thought leader, visionary, and speaker on digital transformation, leadership, and business agility.

He joins Netskope from Schneider Electric, a global fortune 500 company with 135,000 employees and operations in over 100 countries. Mike served as SVP, CIO and Digital Leader for North America, the largest revenue region, and led a team of over 450 people.

In 2020, Constellation Research named him a member of the Business Transformation 150, an elite list that recognizes the top global executives leading business transformation efforts in their organizations. The National Diversity Council also recognized him as a Top 50 CIO for diversity and inclusion.

Before Schneider Electric, Mike served as CIO for CROSSMARK, where he digitally transformed the business capabilities for the 40,000 employee service provider to the retail and consumer goods industry. Also, he has held executive leadership roles at Enterprise Mobile, a Microsoft joint venture that is now part of Honeywell, Insight, Software Spectrum, and InVerge, a web services pioneer that he co-founded in 1999.

Mike serves on numerous technology and industry advisory boards, including Evanta Global CIO, Evanta Dallas CIO, HMG Strategy, Samsung, and Salesforce. Mike volunteers his time working with nonprofits focused on mental health and suicide prevention and those that benefit the development of our future workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


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June 17, 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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TX United States