SOURCE: Executive Alliance

January 22, 2008 08:12 ET

Top Information Security Executives to Meet in Atlanta at the Executive Alliance Leadership Summit and Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Southeast Awards

FedEx and Walt Disney IT Executives to Keynote Information Security Leadership Summit

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums worldwide, announced that Anne Kuhns, Vice President, Information Security & Chief Information Security Officer, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and Denise Wood, Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) will headline the two-day Executive Alliance Leadership Summit Featuring the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Southeast Awards to be held March 13 - March 14, 2008 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ms. Kuhns with Disney will kick off the two-day program on Thursday, March 13th and Ms. Wood with FedEx will keynote the closing day on Friday, March 14th. Both speakers will provide insight into the information security industry coupled with their experiences leading the security efforts of two of the largest and most recognized companies in the world.

Also confirmed to-date for the Leadership Summit agenda:

--  Mark Burnette, Executive Director, IT Security & Compliance, Gaylord
--  Lynn Goodendorf, Vice President, Information Privacy Protection and
    Head of Data Privacy, InterContinental Hotels Group
--  Paul Huesken, Director, Information Assurance, The Coca-Cola Company
--  Mark Johnson, Chief Information Security Officer, Vanderbilt
    University & Medical Center
--  John Penrod, Chief Information Security Officer, The Weather Channel
--  Ed Sarama, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, CheckFree
--  Steve L. Scott, Senior Director of Corporate Information Security,
--  Tony Spinelli, Chief Security and Compliance Officer, Equifax
--  Aurobindo "Robin" Sundaram, Vice President of Information Security,
--  David Vordick, Chief Information Officer, USEC, Inc.

The extraordinary two-day Executive Alliance Leadership Summit is comprised of cutting-edge forums, speakers, panelists and presentations to challenge current thinking and bring to light innovation and forward thinking from the region's top information security and IT executives. The coveted ISE Southeast Award is presented to a chief security officer or executive in an equivalent position who has made a positive impact in the industry through risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy and information security. Eligible nominees are selected from the Southeast region, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

"This year's Leadership Summit and ISE Southeast Awards are must-attend events for any executive responsible for information security or risk management for their organization," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "The two-day program will be rich in content and provide opportunities for these leaders to discuss their challenges and solutions and also recognize the outstanding contributions of their peers in this industry."

Registration for the two-day Executive Alliance Leadership Summit and tickets for the Dinner and ISE Southeast Awards Gala are currently available at The winners of the ISE Southeast Awards will be named on Thursday evening, March 13, 2008 at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Executive Alliance at or 1-404-982-8562.

About the Sponsors

The Executive Alliance Leadership Summit Featuring the ISE Southeast Awards 2008 is the property of Executive Alliance, Inc., and is brought to the business community by the following: Megabyte Sponsors -- Agilysys and Aveksa; Kilobyte Sponsors -- Apani, ArcSight, Brabeion, CSC, Fortify Software, Marshal, nCircle, Ounce Labs, Passlogix, Reconnex, Stonesoft, and Watson SCS; and Association Sponsors -- Metro Atlanta Information Systems Security Association and the Technology Association of Georgia.

About Executive Alliance

Executive Alliance is recognized worldwide as the premier organization for creating leadership-recognition forums that honor and celebrate outstanding achievements of executives in different industries. These forums facilitate deep relationships and provide visibility for executives and their companies while offering access and insight to the key people leading these industries.

Recognized by Morgan Keegan as the largest most widely recognized awards program for IT security executives, the Executive Alliance ISE Award Program Series includes these regions and cities, Southeast/Atlanta; Central/Dallas; Mid-Atlantic/Washington, DC; United Kingdom/London, England; West/ San Francisco; Northeast/New York City; and National/Washington, D.C. Included in the Executive Alliance series is the Data Center Executive of the Year Awards (DaCEY). For more information, visit or

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