Announcing Kākou CxO

Members of this community join an exclusive and influential team by adding value and collaborating with top global C-Level executives to share peer insights. During this unprecedented global crisis, the health and safety of families is of utmost importance while we all continue to balance the need to meet our business commitments to clients and key stakeholders. Kākou CxO provides a collaboration forum and foundation centered on sharing these business impacts, cyber-attacks, breaches and compromises in a private and secure manner to facilitate communication amongst leaders. Why Kākou? Kākou is the Hawaiian value of inclusiveness. It means “all of us” and “we are in this together" which summarizes the values of this new community.

Kakou

What is an SPJ Ambassador?

Exclusive and Influential

SPJ Ambassadors are part of an exclusive and influential community of executive advisors providing feedback on pressing industry trends and adoption of emerging technologies – introducing peers to influential networked communities and resources lead by Tony Scott, Former Federal CIO for the US Government and Maurice Stebila CISO, HARMAN by Samsung.

Distinguished and Successful

As an SPJ Ambassador, you will add significant value to the startup community through your relevant industry experience. SPJ Ambassadors have a distinguished and successful track record of leading operational and enterprise digital cloud and security technologies.

Value to the Entrepreneur Community

Your experience is of great value to the entrepreneur community, founders and their venture partners. Many of our Ambassadors have graciously helped startup founders in their spare time and are committed to performing research, developing solutions and providing critical feedback.

Advisory and Consulting Roles

Vital Feedback

SPJ will match you to the most promising startups coming out of Silicon Valley where you can learn about them as early as possible, provide vital feedback to them in their earliest stages and begin to grow along with them in a managed program that sees your input get implemented.

Unique Insight

As a C-level leader you have unique insights on how the technologies getting developed will be used in practice with the opportunity to look behind the curtain and get first hand knowledge of next generation technologies.  SPJ aims to be your Technology Agent & Scout Team so you can influence the direction of these startups with early access as they get developed.

Ambassador Benefits

Exclusive CxO Community

Gain exclusive access to the SPJ Community “Kakou CxO” where you will be given early access to peer-rated interactions and content as well as live lunchtime events with speakers like 4-star General (Ret.) Bob Brown.

SPJ SkySuite Ambassador Events

When we are back flying to conferences again, SPJ hosts its private invite only SPJ Sky Suites for our Ambassador Board members to gather and relax during the conferences to meet with leaders like Tony Scott, 4 star Gen (Ret.) Bob Brown, Maurice Stebila and many other of our Ambassador Board members.

Ambassador Events and Webinars

Participate in local, national and online educational events while networking with experienced industry leaders on proven implemented solutions.

Early Access to Startups and Advisory Opportunities

Enhance your Personal Branding by influencing the direction of these startups with innovative ideas, providing meaningful guidance and advice.

Current Ambassadors

We invite C-Level  executives to join Chairpersons Tony Scott and Maurice Stebila in networking with our SPJ Portfolio companies.

Steve
CIO Chairman
Tony Scott
Former Federal
CIO for the
US Government
CISO CHAIRMAN
Maurice Stebila
CISO, HARMAN
by Samsung
FOUNDING MEMBER
Gary Hayslip
CISO
Softbank
FOUNDING MEMBEr
Mark Tonnesen
CIO, Freedom
Financial Network
Steve
FOUNDING MEMBER
Michael Keithley
CIO, United
Talent Agency
Steve
FOUNDING MEMBER
Mark Grimse
VP of IT,
Robert Half
Tess
FOUNDING MEMBER
Bryan Muehlberger
CIO,
Beachbody

FOUNDING MEMBER
Gretchen D. Ruck
Global Advisor on
Cybersecurity &
Information Risks
FOUNDING MEMBER
Daniel Ayala
CISO & Chief Privacy Officer
Secratic
FOUNDING MEMBER
Brad Bell
SVP & CIO/CISO,
Infoblox

FOUNDING MEMBEr
Kris Lahiri
Co-Founder & CSO,
Egnyte

Steve
FOUNDING MEMBER
Joe Bernik
VP of Technology
Bank of America

FOUNDING MEMBER
Bridget Kravchenko
CISO, Security Strategist and Leader
Meritor
FOUNDING MEMBER
Henry Bagdasarian
Chief Information Security Officer
J.D. Power
FOUNDING MEMBEr
Gary Baker
Sr. Program Executive
Ciber Global
Steve
FOUNDING MEMBER
Ahmad Malik
SVP, Information Technology
Learning Care Group
FOUNDING MEMBER
Arun DeSouza
Chief Information Security Officer
Nexteer Automotive
FOUNDING MEMBER
Johanna Baum Thomas
CEO and Founder
S3
FOUNDING MEMBEr
Josh Jaffe
Chief Information Security Officer
Daimler Mobility AG
Steve
FOUNDING MEMBER
Martin Bally
Chief Information Security Officer
American Axle & Manufacturing
FOUNDING MEMBER
Richard Greenberg
Information Security
Officer, Los Angeles
County Dept.
of Public Health (Retired)
FOUNDING MEMBER
John Beeskow
Chief Information Security Officer
Chemical Bank
FOUNDING MEMBEr
Paul Mazzucco
Chief Security Officer
TierPoint
Steve
FOUNDING MEMBER
Russ Gordon
Global IT Risk Management & Security
BorgWarner
FOUNDING MEMBER
Steve Januario
Senior Director,
Information Technology,
Palo Alto
Networks
FOUNDING MEMBER
Russell Kaurloto
VP & CIO,
Clemson University

Steve
FOUNDING MEMBER
Ernie Liu
Head of Information
Security,
United Talent
Agency
FOUNDING MEMBER
Linh Chung
CIO, Viant Inc.


If you're interested in becoming an
SPJ C-Suite Ambassador, please register below.

Thank you! We will be in touch shortly.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Are You Ready to Start?

We know that early success creates momentum and energy. That’s why we’re fully committed from day one.