2019 June 18 Evening Meeting - 1 PDU



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Failure is a Path to Success


Speaker: Billy Spears

Title: Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer at loanDepot

Company: loanDepot

June 18, 2019

Presentation Description

The words a leader speaks are important. How they are delivered makes the difference. Join us in a discussion about how Billy’s experiences have helped to mold his brand of leadership and understand how he has used this to accomplish the following: 

  • Align CISO role to business objectives
  • Strategies that shield security priorities
  • Effectively build a security culture within your organization.

Billy Spears will share his knowledge, expertise and the methods used to lead his organization.  

Speaker Bio(s)

Billy Spears, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer at loanDepot, oversees enterprise cybersecurity, privacy, and records management practices. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a collaborative business partner and possesses deep expertise across the cyber security, privacy, and risk management fields. Billy has a passion for architecting and implementing strategic solutions that build trust, enable resilience, and incorporate core principles that drive transformation while simplifying business processes. He strongly believes in raising awareness, influencing positive change and disrupting the category norm using forward thinking techniques.

Prior to this role, Spears held similar positions at Hyundai Capital America, General Electric, Dell, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the United States Marine Corps. Spears graduated with a bachelor’s degree in information technology from National University and later obtained an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.

He currently serves on a number of strategic advisory boards and participates in local CISO groups to evangelize his craft through outreach.  Billy is an Advisory Board Member for OpenText, Venafi, MediaPRO and Webster University. He also serves as a Southern California Co-Chair for Evanta’s CISO community events, Orange County CISO Round Table, and hosts CISO Moderator Series Events. Billy is also honored to serve as an adjunct professor at Webster University. Mr. Spears was awarded the 2018 Global CISO Breakaway Influence Leader by Evanta, A Gartner Company.

Billy has a passion for giving back to the industry while sharing inspiration and innovation with the community. He is a visual communicator that continues to be asked to serve as a keynote speaker across industry related conferences and events.


Mello (Division of loanDepot) 6561 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618


5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration and Networking
6:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. Dinner, announcements and sponsor presentations
7:30 p.m. - 8:25 p.m. Presentation (1 PDU)
8:25 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wrap up and Raffle

PDU: 1


Early Bird Pricing: $35.00 PMI Members, $40.00 Non-Members ends Friday, June 14th at 12:00 PM
Advanced Pricing: $40.00 PMI Members, $45.00 Non-Members ends Monday, June 17th at 12:00 PM
At the Door/Walk-in Pricing: $50.00 Members/Non-Members

Parking: Free

Registration Deadline: 11:59 PM on Monday, June 17, 2019

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Event Properties

Event Date 06-18-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 06-18-2019 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-29-2019 12:00 pm
Cut off date 06-17-2019 11:55 pm
Individual Price $45.00
Location Mello (Division of loanDepot)
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