Speaker Bio

Leigh McMullen
Gartner Keynote

Leigh McMullen

Distinguished VP Analyst
Leigh C. McMullen is a Distinguished Vice President, Analyst and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CISO, Security & Risk Management team. Mr. McMullen leverages his experience as both a line-of-business manager and IT leader to provide CISOs with insight on navigating and making a difference within the C-suite.

Additionally, he provides clients with a holistic view of executive management leadership research, specializing on the topics of politics, influence, culture, business engagement, internal selling, marketing & communications. Mr. McMullen's Fellows work, the Delta Business Operating System examines business operating models which are designed to change and adapt rather than just scale.
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Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM EDT
Guest Keynote: Conversation with John Brennan, Former CIA Director & Senior National Security & Intelligence Analyst

A consummate insider who worked his way up through the ranks to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan had a front row seat in the turbulent and tumultuous arena of world affairs for more than three decades.
In this conversation, Mr. Brennan will discuss the role of government in protecting markets in cyberspace, how public and private partnerships can (and need to) evolve to meet the rising threats or cyber criminals and nation state actors. Additionally, Mr. Brennan will share what it’s like to try and drive innovation and security awareness at a board level; pulling all of the above into board level messaging.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT
The Top Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022-2023

Every year, Gartner produces impactful predictions across all practices. This presentation will compile the top predictions prepared by our cybersecurity experts for the year 2022-2023. Security and risk management leaders should monitor these trends to be successful in the digital era especially as most recognize that global change could potentially be one crisis away.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM EDT
CISO Circle Workshop: Don’t Let Stress Burn You Out: Mindfulness 101 for Cybersecurity Leaders (Repeat)

CISOs work in high stress, high burnout environments. Despite scarce resources and evolving threats, executive management and boards depend on your leadership and assurance. Are you prepared to steer your enterprise through change and crisis? This CISO Circle session will offer actionable insights for personal effectiveness and a beginner-friendly guided mindfulness practice.

Thursday, June 09, 2022 / 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM EDT
CISO Circle Breakfast: Pricing Cyber Risk

Join us for an exclusive townhall session with VP, Distinguished Analyst Leigh McMullen as he shares Gartner’s latest research proposals on pricing and quantifying cyber risk. With board-level interest at an all time high, leaders must be able to leverage principles of expected value and deterrence to provide assurance and value to the business. Attendees will also get a chance to shape the future of this research with their own experiences and practical implementations.

Thursday, June 09, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
CISO Circle Workshop: Don’t Let Stress Burn You Out: Mindfulness 101 for Cybersecurity Leaders

CISOs work in high stress, high burnout environments. Despite scarce resources and evolving threats, executive management and boards depend on your leadership and assurance. Are you prepared to steer your enterprise through change and crisis? This CISO Circle session will offer actionable insights for personal effectiveness and a beginner-friendly guided mindfulness practice.

Thursday, June 09, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT
Panel: The Future of War is Cyberwar, We're All on the Battlefield

When warfare happens by remote control, Net Superiority becomes the new Air Superiority, in this session Gartner and industry experts discuss the future of warfare in cyberspace, and how every enterprise is directly on the battlefield.

Thursday, June 09, 2022 / 04:30 PM - 05:15 PM EDT
Guest Keynote: Cybersecurity, Geopolitics, and Information Warfare in the Modern Age

As a cybersecurity executive who has faced down the challenges of securing huge systems and investigating the actions of America's adversaries, Alex Stamos speaks from experience – drawing from his time leading security at Facebook and Yahoo to share today’s geopolitical drivers for information warfare.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.