The Sela Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for C-level executives and IT leaders of prominent firms in Boston

Hosted by Palo Alto Networks, The Sela Dinner is set up to offer a relaxed and intimate forum for C-level executives and IT leaders of prominent firms in Boston to discuss, debate and share experiences over a fine dining experience.

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers in the room.

You can find some pictures and videos of past events on our Instagram page: All discussion abide by Chatham House Rules.

C-level executives and IT leaders of prominent firms in Boston.

Attendance is by invitation only and is complimentary for those invited.

Cyber Risk as a Business Enabler

Every aspect of every business today has an IT security component – every hiring process, marketing program, product design, business relationship, customer interaction and executive decision. All business activities, in some way, are connected to a computer – and, therefore, to cyber risk. Yet all too often, we as business leaders, think of cyber risk mostly as a means to prevent a breach or to achieve compliance.

Cyber risk could enable entrance into new markets, innovative products to be released quickly to market, and intuitive tools for your workforce to work anywhere to collaborate and make decisions. If we alter the way we look at cyber risk, change the way we talk about it and tie it directly to the business, cyber risk could enable and differentiate the business.

We will be discussing:

  • Can cyber risk enable a business to grow and innovate?
  • How do business leaders change the discussion about cyber risk?
  • Can you connect cyber risk to business goals and measure performance?
  • What do you need to do to empower your organization to change?


6:30 pm Arrival of guests and reception

7:00 pm Introduction by Ortus and short address from Palo Alto

7:10 pm Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group

7:45 pm Starters served

8:00 pm Discussion brought to a close and guests are encouraged to continue networking

9:00 pm Change of seats before dessert

Strip by Strega, Boston

3901, 64 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

  • CTO at IBM
  • CIO/CISO at Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • CISO at American Tower
  • CISO at MIB Group, Inc.
  • CISO at Putnam Investments
  • VP, Corporate Information Security – Global at State Street
  • VP, IT Security Technology at Iron Mountain
  • VP, Global IT-Systems Architecture & Operations at MFS Investment Management
  • CIO at CBT Architects
  • Director of Information Technology at Granite Telecommunications
  • Partner at Bain & Company

Wednesday, 16th of January 2019

Strip by Strega, Boston

Please confirm your attendance by replying to the invitation sent via email or email us at Please note that attendance is by invitation only and is complimentary for those invited.

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