ISE® Healthcare, Bio & Pharma Summit Schedule of Events 2021

June 9, 2021

12:00 PM CT: ISE® Digital Lounge Opens (Networking & Sponsor Visits)

The ISE® Digital Lounge—which remains open before, during, and after the ISE® Healthcare, Bio & Pharma Summmit—allows executives and our sponsors to network with one another and share information.

Executives who check in with each sponsor will receive a “stamp” for their virtual ISE® Digital Passport and be entered in the Passports-for-Prizes raffle (winners announced the following day).

1:00 PM CT: ISE® Healthcare, Bio & Pharma Summit Begins: Opening Remarks

Marci McCarthy

Marci McCarthy
CEO and President of T.E.N.
CEO and Chairman of ISE® Talent

T.E.N.'s CEO & President will welcome guests and provide an overview of the program agenda for the ISE® Healthcare, Bio & Pharma Summmit 2021.

1:05 PM CT: Keynote Address

Externalizing Security

Mike Towers
Chief Information Security Officer
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
ISE® Northeast Executive of the Year Award Winner 2015
ISE® North America Executive: Health Care Award Winner 2015
ISE® Northeast Executive Award Winner 2020
ISE® North America Executive: Health Care Award Winner 2020


Many security programs prioritize internal resources, stakeholders, technologies, and users. Digital health trends are forcing us all to rethink our opportunities and responsibilities to enable trusted business outcomes outside our enterprise. Are we ready?

1:20 PM CT: Sponsor Showcase

Why Cybersecurity Asset Management Matters for Healthcare

Nathan Burke

Nathan Burke

Despite the numerous security and management solutions available to healthcare organizations today, IT and security teams still struggle to manually validate that security controls are covered appropriately for compliance. The increase in the pace of change in the number and types of devices in healthcare coupled with increased regulatory scrutiny is leading security teams to re-evaluate the most basic requirement for regulations like HIPAA: asset management. Join this session to learn more about the emerging area of cybersecurity asset management, why all major security frameworks consider asset management to be foundational, and how healthcare organizations can use data from the tools already in place to solve asset management for cybersecurity.

1:35 PM CT: Interactive Executive Roundtables

The Interactive Executive Roundtables brings together industry leaders, invited guests, and sponsor delegates to meet each other and join in interactive discussions on key industry issues as well as share best practices. The interactive roundtable discussions are hosted by our distinguished ISE® Alumni who are leading CISOs and Information Security Executives.

Roundtable topics to be announced soon!


Ajay Gupta

Ajay Gupta
Chief of Cyber Security Operations Center


Stoddard Manikin
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

1:55 PM CT: Sponsor Showcase

Modern Risk Management: Locating, Prioritizing, and Minimizing Risks to Your Business

Jeremy D. Briglia
Director of Pre-Sales Field Operations

More organizations are turning to an Integrated Risk Management path, which allows them to approach the scope of risk and audits in scalable, dynamic ways. Accomplishing tasks like security assessments, risk communications and compliance in real time has never been more important given the speed and complexity of advanced cyberattacks. However, in order to achieve a modern approach to risk management, enterprise programs must integrate vital processes such as continuous optimization, automated risk-based prioritization and insights, and the automatic operationalization of security controls. Typically, these processes occur in silos, making the need for mature, unified risk management that much more important. Join our conversation as we discuss the attributes of modern risk management programs, including better ways to strategically locate and prioritize risks, assess business risks, and mitigate current pain points for overwhelmed security teams.

2:10 PM CT: Information Security Executive® Deep Dive Panel

An industry cross section of ISE® Alumni and leading security executives explore today’s hottest security trends and issues and the key challenges they are facing now and in the future.


Marci McCarthy

Marci McCarthy
CEO and President of T.E.N.
CEO and Chairman of ISE® Talent

2:45 PM CT: Sponsor Showcase

Navigating Today’s New Threat Landscape

Nicolas Fischbach

Nicolas Fischbach
Global CTO

Forcepoint will take us on a journey of the road ahead in a post-pandemic world, including lessons learned from the last year; a rapidly-growing, changing threat landscape; and an evolving IT landscape that has shifted from a contained office environment to securing today’s hyper-dispersed workforce that is here to stay. We will discuss actionable insights for navigating through these challenges and changes to ensure maximum security and data protection in the Healthcare world.

3:00 PM CT: Closing Keynote

Lessons Learned in the Nation’s Spotlight


Mark Leary
Global Chief Information Security Officer
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
ISE® Southeast Executive Award Winner 2010
ISE® Northeast Executive Award Winner 2019
ISE® North America Executive: Health Care Award Winner 2019


The COVID-19 pandemic thrust Regeneron into the epicenter of a global pandemic as it raced towards a therapeutic end. This heightened visibility increased hostile nation-state threats to Regeneron’s IT operations and employees were bombarded with COVID-19 social engineering attacks. This required the cybersecurity team to pivot to a multifaceted program to protect the company, its employees and, ultimately, the patient itself. Now as the pandemic advances towards a vaccine and companies are beginning to move back to semblance of earlier times, the cybersecurity team is adjusting again. Join us as Mark describes the lingering changes to Regeneron’s cybersecurity due to lessons learned and what is in store for the future.

3:15 PM CT: ISE® Healthcare, Bio & Pharma Summit Concludes

Executives may continue checking in with sponsors to receive a “stamp” for their virtual ISE® Digital Passport.

4:00 PM CT: ISE® Digital Lounge Closes

The ISE® Digital Lounge closes and the event concludes.