Security: The "Tip of the Spear" for Innovation

June 24, 4:00pm, PDT - 5:30pm, PDT



Does your organization have a CTO and a CISO as separate roles? Has your security posture roadmap changed over the past year?

Join in an engaging conversation with Gary Gooden and Reid Nettle as they discuss the changing role of security in the modern enterprise and how security can become the "Tip of the spear" for Innovation.

Gary Gooden, CTSO, Seattle Childrens

Gary Gooden is currently the Chief Technology and Security Officer (CTSO) for Seattle Children’s (Hospital, Research, Foundation). He reports into the Chief Information Officer for Seattle Children’s.

Prior to the CTSO role, Gary was driving the IT Security Strategy for the organization (people, process and technology). He and his team were executing against a roadmap that was created by him in an effort to modernize the Information security footprint within the hospital, research and foundation environment both from a technology and governance perspective (inclusive of the technology for physical security). This is currently being done in close collaboration with other IT departments and related business areas within the larger enterprise environment. In his current role as CTSO he is now creating an aligned strategy for core infrastructure and IT security.

Gary who joined Seattle Children’s in March of 2019 previously held the CISO role at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Prior to joining Seattle Children’s, Gary spent the last 26yrs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Amgen, Mattel and The Walt Disney Company in several IT executive leadership roles within Information Systems Infrastructure and Application Development and delivery. 

Reid Nettle, Information Security, Microsoft

Reid Nettle has more than 27 years of combined experience in IT and Cyber Security. Starting as desktop support for GT Development’s CAD systems, he progressed through experience and training to become IMI Precision Engineering Division’s Global IT Security Leader, supporting over 75 sites internationally. 

Reid is passionate to create better awareness of cybersecurity initiatives, mitigating risk and prioritizing engagement of security challenges. Reid’s professional history includes positions such as Global IT Security Analyst and Senior Network Administrator at Norgren GT Development Corporation, and Security Analyst at Costco headquarters, possessing CISM, CISSP, ITIL, Azure, and MCSE certifications. As Treasurer for ISSA’s Puget Sound chapter he provides input to the board toward educating and supporting the regions IT security community, as well as ensuring fiscal accountability.

Reid loves to garden, sail, and lead classes on financial responsibility. Reid currently is contracting as a Project Manager supporting security initiatives for Microsoft.