Innovation Shipyard Alliance,  a C -level Executive Experience


Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, Georgia


      9:30 am - 4:35pm   April 17th 2019, Wed


9:30-9:30am Registration & Networking (Coffee and mini breakfast in the open terrace)

9:30-10:15am Opening Keynote Speaker

Embracing Disruptive Technology - Stan Gatewood, CISO, State of Georgia  

In modern company networks, Known and unknown disruptive technologies challenge even the best programs. In this session, we will identify some common hacks and threats and what you can do and should consider to protect your company.

10:15-10:30am Introduction to the Innovation Shipyard Alliance - Andrea Hoy, CISSP, CISM & Nancy Bianco

10:30-11:15am Innovation Showcase

Meet our young Showcasers. Selected innovative emerging technology companies will be presented for review by our esteemed C-levels. Each Showcaser to give their best executive pitch about what makes them the new innovative technology trending

11:15-12:00pm Innovation Technology Panel “Sea Trials”

What do you our Innovation Showcasers see companies struggling with and how do you fill that gap? What do CISOs, CIOs need to do to get support for new security technology? Why has your ship been able to take off like Elan Musk’s Tesla with RocketMan on board? Why should they get on board? Are you faster? More efficient? Better technology? C-levels, it’s your turn to ask the hard questions to the Showcasers on the panel

12:00pm-12:45pm Networking Lunch

Enjoy lunch with your peers to discuss disruptive technology and what you need or have added to your arsenal to combat these changes.

12:45-1:30pm “C-Level” Executives and CyberSecurity Presentatation

Speaker: Corey White, Blackberry /former Cylance Sr. Vice President, WorldWide Consulting, ThreatZERO & Education Services

1:30-2:15pm Progressive CISOs/C-level Innovation Panel, “How We Were Successful in Bringing in A “Startup" (or Not?)”

Moderator: Roy Wilkerson, former Head of Information Security, American Cancer Society

Selling new technology internally to vendor management and the Board without a Gartenr Magic Quadrant or a Forrestor Wave. Hear talk about the real-life challenges our panelists have faced/had with new technology in their environments, ask questions about how they sold new technology to the Board, how to avoid risk. Why they considered new technology…where is the current gap?selling new technology, hear talk about the real-life challenges they have faced/had with new technology in their environments, ask questions about how they sold new technology to the board, how to avoid risk. Why they considered new technology…where is the current gap?

2:15-2:25pm Networking Break

2:25-2:35pm C-Level Executive Experience Conclusion and Executive Summary

This is where we share key memory retention points about how the technology provided by our ships into the future address the disruptors and give you the Executive Summary you need for going back to the office.

Continue the Conversation

2:35 -4:35pm Atlanta CISO Council Kick-off meeting - Sanjay Deo

CISO Bootcamp - Andrea Hoy, CISSP, CISM

All Innovation Shipyard Alliance Showcasers and attendees join us for

Refreshments and Networking

[Note: Students are allowed to volunteer and participate to help seed the future. Who knows, these soon to be grads in technology may need an internship and you as a Showcaser or C-level may need some young minds. It’s a way of giving back to our community and playing it forward.]

Donations to the Innovation Shipyard Alliance are tax-deductible as a 501(c)3.

Donate to Innovations Shipyard Alliance to play this forward and allow us to continue this as a “complimentary” event.

Not To Be Missed

Bringing together CISO's and Cyber Security Leaders to discuss the current cyber threats facing their organizations, and the role emerging technologies can help to combat them.


Help ensure CyberSecurity is a part of Innovative Technology for the Future. This event is intended for CISOs/CSOs, Directors of Security and other C-level, investors and other C-level decision makers. Attendance is limited and Free.

(Hit the RSVP link above)



Why join an Innovation Shipyard Alliance Forum?

Collaboration of CyberSecurity and Innovative Technology

CISOs/CSOs/CROs/CPOs  and other expert cyber professionals

Are you looking for a way of sharing what you “really think” when looking at a new “innovative” technology, or sharing the one thing that would make you ’turn your chair’.  Not to be critical, but to be constructive, because you really think there is new innovative technology here and you can provide your knowledge to make it sail faster, fly higher, and take technology to the next level securely.

Innovation Technology Companies and Entrepreneurs (Innovative Showcasers)

Educate yourself on what companies are really looking for to embrace new technology. Find out what they find interesting about your innovative technology. What changes they see in their environments. Is your message working? Where you are on the mark and where you might want to draw into your next ship.


You are the future. Join us. As a volunteer you can see and hear what young innovative technologies are doing. Meet potential employers or internship opportunities. Find a mentor. Submit for a scholarship. We might be hearing from you in the near future!


Hear from our Innovative Showcasers and our Captains!  Each forum is a new opportunity to hear about some innovative technology companies in our shipyard where the designers, potential buyers, nextgen developers and buyers are openly talking.

C-levels, Emeritus, & Technologists (Captains)

Become the S.C.O.R.E. for ensuring CyberSecurity in Innovative Technology. Maybe you don’t want to work 8-20 hours a day at the same job everyday. You are ‘retired’ from that, but want to still stay involved with cyber. This is your new networking community.