Cocktails and Conversations Virtual Book Tour Event

An exclusive, invite-only event for North American CISOs, CIOs and executive security leaders.


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An evening of Zero Trust thought leadership and networking

Join Appgate for a fun evening of Cocktails & Conversation discussing "Zero Trust Security: An Enterprise Guide."

Join in on the conversation with Jason, Jawa and J.D. as they discuss why Zero Trust is rapidly becoming the security model of choice, the inspiration behind the book and their perspectives about what the challenges of the past year have taught us. We will kick off the event in style with a specialty cocktail and jump into our Zero Trust Happy Hour discussion. Don’t miss out, this isn’t your typical virtual boardroom event!

Key Takeaways:

  • Be a part of the conversation on what organizations should consider when putting together a roadmap on how to drive their Zero Trust strategy forward
  • Opportunity to network with your peers and hear how they are implementing Zero Trust in their current environments
  • Receive a complimentary copy of Zero Trust Security: An Enterprise Guide so you can help propel your journey to modernizing your security program

Agenda - Wednesday October 27 5:00pm- 6:00pm PDT

5:00 PM - 5:05 PM

Welcome and Introduction

5:05 PM - 5:45 PM

Happy Hour and Conversation with Jason, Jawa and J.D.

Jason Garbis

Chief Product Officer, Appgate

Jawahar Sivasankaran

President and Chief Operating Officer, Appgate

J.D. Miller

Moderator, SVP Marketing & Communities, CDM Media

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Your Zero Trust Journey - Q&A with Jason Garbis


Jason Garbis

Chief Product Officer, Appgate

Jason Garbis is Chief Product Officer for Appgate, responsible for the company's security product strategy and product management, and co-chair of the SDP Zero Trust Working Group at the Cloud Security Alliance, where he helps lead research and publication initiatives. He has over 30 years of product management, engineering, and consulting experience at security and technology firms, including RSA, where he focused on identity management and governance products. He holds a CISSP certification, has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and a High-Technology MBA from Northeastern University. He is the author of “Zero Trust Security: An Enterprise Guide”.

Jawahar Sivasankaran

President and Chief Operating Officer, Appgate

Jawahar Sivasankaran is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Appgate, a leader in Zero Trust security. In this role he leads the company’s growth strategy and oversees all go-to-market business operations, including sales, marketing, professional services and customer success. He brings over 23 years of progressive security industry experience in sales, consulting, business development, products and past practitioner background.

Jawahar most recently led Global Security Specialization Sales for Splunk. He was responsible for driving growth for Splunk's global security business in partnership with executive leadership, cross functional and theater teams.

Before Splunk, Jawahar spent 15+ years at Cisco in various leadership roles. Most recently, he was responsible for leading global Sales & Business Development through Managed Security Providers, Strategic Partners, and Global Alliances. As a Senior Director, he previously led Sales GTM strategy & BD and before that he served as the Global Field CTO for the $2B+ security business. He played a key leadership role in transforming the global security business from the core focus of Network Security to subscription and SAAS, increasing focus on Cloud Security.

Jawahar was part of the senior leadership team that formed Global Security Sales Organization at Cisco, a dedicated and accountable Cybersecurity specialists sales team. He was a founding member of the Cisco on Cisco consulting practice, focused on advising customers on Technology and Business Transformation. As a Senior Manager, he led a team focused on various customer facing, consultative sales activities and before that he did product focused roles. He is a featured speaker in industry events.

Jawahar started his career and grew in the technical ranks, eventually growing to a Cisco Distinguished Engineer and was part of the most senior technology leaders within the company.

Before Cisco, Jawahar worked at a satellite gateway startup building products. He started his career in the service provider business.

Jawahar holds an MBA from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Masters degree in IS Mgmt and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering.

J.D. Miller

Moderator, SVP Marketing & Communities, CDM Media

A veteran technology marketer and spokesperson, J.D. has led marketing teams across global brands, financial institutions, tech firms, and agencies. A former television journalist and anchor for CBS, Fox, and NBC Affiliates, J.D. served as the global spokesperson and expert analyst for Comcast on CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, Yahoo, The Street and more. In 2020, J.D. hosted/moderated over 200 digital events for CDM Media which equates to over half a million minutes spent by CIOs, CISOs, and tech executives on platforms led by him.

J.D. has directed tech companies through mergers and acquisitions while transforming marketing and operations as CMO, VP, and head of marketing for various companies across technology and financial verticals. Indexed studies created and driven by J.D. have become the gold standard across the media technology industry identifying trends used by global institutions.


"Zero Trust wasn't born out of a need to sell another security control or solution, it was born from a desire to solve a real enterprise issue."

- Dr. Chase Cunningham aka "Dr. Zero Trust"

From: Zero Trust Network Access - Everything You Need To Know

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