CIO Charlotte Summit | May 15, 2018 | Charlotte Marriott SouthPark - Charlotte, NC, USA

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - CIO Charlotte Summit

7:30 am - 8:10 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:15 am - 8:25 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

Presented by:

Paul Cavnaugh, Information Technology Executive: SVP, CIO, Advisory Board Member, CIO Charlotte Leadership Association

 
 

8:25 am - 8:55 am

Keynote Presentation

Digital Transformation: A Journey Not a Destination

There are many forces that are driving companies to continue to transform how they do business. Technological advances such as IoT, AI, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are creating demanding expectations from customers, employees and boards. Adding to the complexity of CIOs and CISOs is the increasing threats to the security of the data that is at the heart of digital transformation. This keynote presentation will focus on the realities that this transformation will never end and it is critical to implement both the mindset and processes to treat digital transformation as a journey...not a destination.

Takeaways: 

  1. It is critical to realize that Digital Transformation will never end, but will always be unfolding 
  2. CIOs and CISOs must implement processes to ensure that not only their departments are forward thinking, but that their entire company is aware of what new technologies can bring to bear for customers and employees
 

9:00 am - 9:30 am

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Keynote Presentation

Knowing is Half the Battle When it Comes to Protecting Applications and their Sensitive Data.

Application security testing tools scan your code to reveal the long lists of known vulnerabilities, but not all are remediated before the next release-even with mature secure software development practices.  Enterprises resort to using theoretical levels of criticality â?" not actual risks-to prioritize which accumulated vulnerabilities to fix and in what order.  Many vulnerabilities often undergo an exception process and make it into protocol.

A real-time, embedded solution like Prevoty's runtime application self-protection (RASP) changes the game completely.  Prevoty places an automated security mechanism at the front of the lineâ?"directly in the application's operating environmentâ?"to immediately lower risk and act as a compensating control at runtime.

As such, Prevoty-enabled enterprises see 98%+ of their known vulnerabilities mitigated instantly, reducing backlogs and expediting an otherwise cumbersome release process.  Prevoty RASP detects live production attacks and generates real-time security event longs and reports.  Security teams can then correlate pre-production vulnerability scan results with Prevoty's runtime attack logs to go back, remediate based on actual riskâ?"not just hypothetical threats.  The result? Improved forensics.

Sponsored by:

Prevoty, Inc. View details

 
 

Kunal Anand, CTO, Prevoty, Inc. View details

 
 
 

9:35 am - 10:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

How Will We Pay for It? - Strategies and Trade-offs to Fund Digital Transformation

Digital transformation delivers a sustainable competitive edge if done right. The multi-million dollar boardroom question that CIOs are often left to address: "how are we going to pay for this?" with ongoing operations consuming 80%-90% of a typical IT budget. 

Join this interactive discussion to hear how technology leaders are adopting three specific strategies to reallocate capital & resources to digital growth. That reality requires significant rethinking of cost components and budget trade-offs, and exploring radical options across the entire IT landscape.

Sponsored by:

Rimini Street View details

 
 

Bill Allen, VP, South Region, Rimini Street View details

 
 
 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Designing a Digital Workplace: Balancing Security with Effectiveness

Employees are consumers of digital technologies such as IoT, AR and VR. The plethora of mobile devices has enabled them to work where they want and when they want which has raised the bar on employee expectations for tools and capabilities from their employers. In order for companies to retain the best and get the most out of their employees, it is vital to design and continually update the digital workplace. We will discuss the current trends as well as share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations including how to deal with the inherent security risks of expanded accessibility to company resources.

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees will demand a mobile and efficient workplace.  
  2. Keeping these skilled employees fully engaged and passionate about your company is critical to achieving the desired Digital Transformation

Think Tank

Going Mobile: Mobility as a Driver of Enterprise Transformation

Mobility has changed everything. Customers expect to engage and consume where and how they want. This power shift from company to customer has put increased pressure on on businesses to change. However, mobility can also be the beacon that drives a company's digital transformation due to its universality in experience and understanding.

Takeaways:

  1. Mobility is changing both how employees and customers think about and interact with a company.
  2. Mobility can also be the overarching driver that enables a CIO to rally an organization to the next step on the digital transformation journey.

 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Identity and the New Age of Enterprise Security

From a technology standpoint, as a society the world of business has gone through two distinct stages in the evolution of its information security focus. The first addressed network-based protection and preventive controls such as firewalls and anti-virus. The second looked at data-centric and detective controls such as encryption and intrusion/extrusion monitoring. As breaches continue to occur at a record pace, what is needed today is a new evolution, one that pushes towards individual-focused security through granular user monitoring and management as provided by solutions such as Identity and Access Management. While IAM isn't a new technology field, it is one whose time has come and CISOs need to begin investing in modern-day, lightweight, easy to implement IAM solutions now to stay ahead of the curve, and to reduce enterprise threats.

Sponsored by:

RSA View details

 
 
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Driving Digital Transformation: Proactive Path vs. Reactive Response

Shakespeare wrote that we should be afraid of greatness as "some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". This is true today as well for CIOs and CISOs. Digital transformation will happen, the only question being will the CIO drive it or will it be thrust upon them. We will discuss how to be a proactive voice in driving your company's digital transformation journey instead of waiting and responding to the voice of others.
Takeaways:

  1. Digital transformation is happening with or without our actions.
  2. The most successful CIOs will drive this transformation from a proactive point of view instead of reacting to internal and external voices.

Sponsored by:

Centrify View details

 
 
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Where Are We on Our Journey? Effective Dashboards for Security Decision Making

How fast are we going? Are we going in the right direction? How much fuel do we have in the tank? These are common questions for those on the move.  Companies on a Digital Transformation Journey need effective dashboards to help them understand the myriad data sources screaming for attention. We will discuss best practices for the various types of dashboards that can be used to make the most important decisions for your company.

Takeaways:

  1. Digital Transformation is providing an increasing amount of data to be understood and analyzed in order to make the right decisions
  2. Effective dashboards are a key tenet of consuming this onslaught of data

Sponsored by:

Thales eSecurity, Inc. View details

 
 

Executive Boardroom

Digital Transformation and the CIOs journey to the cloud - Cloud Hero or Zero?

Sponsored by:

CenturyLink View details

 
 
 

12:15 pm - 1:25 pm

Working Lunch and Panel

CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Communicator

It is also changing the role of the CIO and CISO to be a business leader and internal sales leader for transformation. CIOs are now responsible for communicating strategies and recommendations to CxOs, boards and key stakeholders within a company. Join us, during lunch, for a passionate panel discussion with your peers as they share how they are successfully communicating internally to accomplish the company's goals.

Takeaways:

  1. CIOs must be great communicators, not only with their teams, but the rest of the organization
  2. CIOs must learn the best ways to communicate clarity and urgency with Boards and CXOs

Moderated by:

Paul Cavnaugh, Information Technology Executive: SVP, CIO, Advisory Board Member, CIO Charlotte Leadership Association

 
 

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Solutions Spotlight

Deep dives into the latest and greatest technology solutions to today's business problems.

 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Going Digital? The Four Pillars to Transforming your Business Inside and Out

For any organization, the cornerstone of digital transformation is the ability to change the way people work to drive customer value and time-to-market. It's not the same old game. You need to rewire and you need to do it fast. 

This presentation explores the four pillars of digital transformation and how connecting your strategy to delivery will pave the way to transformation at speed. By working smarter and getting the most out of your resources, you will be able to successfully transform your vision of innovation, growth, and enhanced customer experience into reality.

Sponsored by:

Planview View details

 
 

Executive Boardroom

The Journey to IT Transformation

Digital transformation can mean many different things to many different people. In this session Datalink will share the results from a recent survey of IT leaders regarding Digital Transformation while at the same time polling the audience on the same questions. Datalink will also share some use cases on how they have helped others solve some of the critical issues that arise from Digital Transformation efforts.

Sponsored by:

Datalink, a division of Insight View details

 
 
 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Machines Are Friends Not Foes: Using Cognitive Computing to Assess Threats

Popular movies, books and television shows typically position advanced technology as a threat to humanity and all we hold dear. Yet Cognitive Computing technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing and Augmented Reality (AR) are helping CIOs and CISOs make better decisions faster. We will discuss how Cognitive Computing can help us navigate the acceleration of activity and decisions that we are experiencing on our Digital Transformation journeys.

Takeaways:

  1. New Cognitive Computing Technologies can be unnerving and difficult to trust
  2. Used properly, Cognitive Computing Technologies such as AI, ML and AR can provide data to humans in such a way to enable us to better prioritize the decisions we must make and make those decisions more effectively

Presented by:

Lisa Tuttle, Chief Information Security Officer, SPX Corporation View details

 
 

Think Tank

Blockchain and 2018 Trends

Blockchain is an exciting new technology that is slowly proving to be a radical innovation since Internet that triggered previous industrial revolutions. Blockchain technology features like disintermediation, improved transparency, and increase auditability can significantly reduce transaction costs, introduce efficiency into existing value chains, challenge revenue models, and open new markets. It's potential to disrupt existing economic and business models through productivity gains to multiple industries has been very promising. while there are merits, like any new technology, Blockchain is going through its maturity cycle and questions about its scalability, interoperability, security, transition costs, data privacy, and governance will need to be addressed before it achieves widespread adoption. 

During this session we will try to answer general question on Blockchain like do I need Blockchain based solution for my business; and discuss few use cases in Health Care, Supply Chain, Financial Services and Retail industries.


Presented by:

Ravindra Bandaru, Director - Enterprise Governance, Compliance & Credit Risk Analytics, Bank of America

 
 

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Data is the Fuel for the Digital Transformation Journey

If digital transformation is a journey, then data is the fuel that will transport your company from here to there. What data do you have access to? How can you make sense out of the data and thus make decisions from it? How does a company use data to be a disruptor and not a victim? And how do you secure that data to ensure that the digital transformation journey does not end prematurely?

Takeaways:

  1. Digital transformation without constant access to usable and reliable data will be a slow and arduous journey.
  2. Digital transformation exposes increasing amounts of data potentially vulnerable to cyber attacks and must be addressed.

 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

CIO's Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People

While new technology and solutions can help CISOs make more, faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CISOs need to be great recruiters of talent but even more importantly growing the skills and capabilities of their team providing engaging and challenging opportunities for people. Competitive compensation is important for retaining great talent but so is a work environment where individual growth and development are front of mind and not an after thought.  

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees want an environment where they can grow their skills and feel appropriately challenged 
  2. Finding the best people, inside and outside of your company, and then providing a path to individual excellence is a key responsibility of CIOs

Think Tank

Making Your Way Through the Fog of Cloud Computing

Shakespeare wrote that we should be afraid of greatness as "some are born great, some achieve greatness and

What have we learned from a decade of cloud computing? What are the best practices that we should be taking into account as we take the next step on the digital transformation journey? We will discuss the full range of data center to cloud to hybrid cloud to fog and everything in between.

Takeaways:

  1. Cloud computing has effectively been with us for a decade. There are clear learnings in the last ten years that we should leverage as we implement new solutions.
  2. One size does not fit all. Effective solutions can range from a state of the art data center to a hybrid cloud to a fully implemented cloud solution.

 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: The Digital Transformation Journey Has No Parking Lots

The seemingly ever expanding cadre of technological tools available to incumbent industry leaders are also available to myriad start-ups.  Start-ups are using these new technologies to disrupt industries of all types, changing how customers think about tried and true industries.  Disruption is found on every corner and it is critical for CIOs to lead their organizations in a way that make them as nimble as their competitors.

Takeaways:

  1. Technology enables companies, especially start-ups with no legacy infrastructure, to disrupt industries overnight
  2. CIOs need to lead their companies in ways that disrupt before they are disrupted by others

 

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CIOs where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the Digital Transformation projects ahead of you
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one day CIO Summit but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers

Panelists:

Lateek Willie, Executive Director, IT Security Engineering & Operations, XPO Logistics

 
 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour