Winning the AppSec DX Challenge

Thursday, February 20th | 12 – 2PM | @ Mercy in Minneapolis

Thursday, February 20th
12 – 2PM
@ Mercy in Minneapolis

About the Program

Winning the AppSec DX Challenge will take place from 12pm to 2pm, beginning with open room networking followed by a 45-minute panel discussion over a three-course lunch at a 4-star restaurant in Minneapolis. The purpose of this event is to gather an invite-only group of 20 security and application leaders from major enterprises in the greater Minneapolis area to accomplish the following objectives:

  • To participate in a quality networking experience and walk away with valuable new connections
  • To learn actionable insights and strategies from our expert panel
  • To enjoy a fine lunch

About the Content

As organizations continue their digital transformation journey, their organizational borders have been eliminated by the cloud. While leading companies continue to leverage software to scale and improve their business, it’s important to remember that innovating with speed often comes at the expense of security.

To keep pace with the rate of change and growing reliance on cloud infrastructure and applications, those who implement security best practices along the way will have a competitive advantage and be well equipped to keep up with the increasing speed of business.

Discussion Topics

  • Bridging the gap between security and developers

  • Creating security champions

  • Filling the secure coding skills gap

  • Creating policies based on both internal and external challenges

  • Identifying and improving your fix rate

  • Addressing vulnerabilities rather than flaws

  • Learn where security fits into every stage of the SDLC

  • Scaling an AppSec program


Chris Eng
Chief Research Officer


Kris Boike
Sr. Manager, IT Security Governance
Toppan Merrill Corporation

Cloud Security Alliance
Joe Leonard
Consultant, CISO Evangelist
Mark Peterson
Senior Manager, Security Infrastructure Management
Robert Sullivan
Security Architect

Photos from the Event

Event Details


Thursday, February 20th, 2020


12:00 pm – 2:00 pm



901 Hennepin Ave,

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Attendee Profile

20 security and application leaders from major enterprises


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Reception, Meet & Greet

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

Welcome Remarks and Lunch Begins

12:45 – 2:00 PM

Panel Discussion and Open Room


Reception, Meet & Greet

Welcome Remarks and Lunch Begins

Panel Discussion and Open Room Discussion


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Veracode gives companies a comprehensive and accurate view of software security defects so they can create secure software, and ensure the software they are buying or downloading is free of vulnerabilities. As a result, companies using Veracode are free to boldly innovate, explore, discover, and change the world.

With its combination of automation, integrations, process, and speed, Veracode helps companies make security a seamless part of the development process. This allows them to both find and fix security defects so that they can use software to achieve their missions.

Veracode serves more than 2,000 customers worldwide across a wide range of industries. The Veracode Platform has assessed more than 8 trillion lines of code and helped companies fix more than 36 million security flaws. Learn more at, on the Veracode blog and on Twitter.



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