CIO Charlotte Summit | September 12, 2019 | Le Meridien Charlotte - Charlotte, NC, USA

↓ Agenda Key

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.

 

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - CIO Charlotte Summit

8:30 am - 9:15 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

9:20 am - 9:25 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Moderated by:

Jeffrey Stovall, Former Chief Information Officer, City of Charlotte View details

 
 
 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Breaking Down the Barriers

The role of the CIO is expanding, and CIOs are being pushed to increase digital business by using IT in ways that deliver cost savings, increased levels of productivity, and new customer centered opportunities.
What are the biggest barriers to this challenge and how we do overcome them in new and unique ways?

Takeaways:

  1. How should we think about digital transformation?
  2. What are the challenges and barriers to success?
  3. What approaches and strategies can be used to overcome them?


Presented by:

Victor Ventura, CIO, Novolex View details

 
 
 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

All Eyes on You

Security breaches are the most intimidating threats for CISOs and security executives. Because of that, upper level management, shareholders and even consumers are focusing now more than ever on the security department. With that, CISOs need to see this as an opportunity to work closely with business stakeholders to incorporate cybersecurity strategy with their organization's business initiatives. As regulatory compliance and digital transformation are increasingly on the minds of executive leadership, this is an ideal opportunity to collaborate with your organization to create a security minded culture.

Takeaways:

  1. How the CISO's role has changed
  2. How the latest security threats and regulatory compliance requirements can positively impact your team
  3. How to manage change leadership in your organization

Presented by:

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

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

3 Best Practices for Application Security (and Bonus Tip)

Applications are the lifeblood of the enterprise, but as the threats multiply, as applications move to the cloud, as legacy applications need to be maintained, and as organizations seek competitive advantage with new technologies and faster release cycles, it's easy to see that application security can be a thankless, endless and challenging job. 

Imperva has distilled three best practices (and a bonus tip) that help enterprises of any size vastly improve and simplify application security, accelerate threat detection and operationalize application security in a dynamic world where change is the only constant.

Sponsored by:

Imperva View details

 
 

Presented by:

Jamie Southerland, Sales Engineer, Imperva View details

 
 
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

How Augmented Analytics Will Help Your Organization

Augmented Analytics focus on specific areas of augmented intelligence, using machine learning to enhance how data and analytics are presented and shared. As the capabilities of this technology advance rapidly, it is pivotal to understand these advancements. 

Takeaways:

  1. Learn more about Augmented Analytics' role as a key feature of data preparation and management, process management, process mining and data science platforms
  2. How to optimize the decisions and actions of all entire team, not just those of analysts and data scientists
  3. Using Augmented Analytics to automate the process of data preparation, insight generation and insight visualization

Presented by:

Karl Hightower, CDO, Novant Health View details

 
 
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

ENABLING A BUSINESS-FIRST NETWORK: Moving from Software-defined to a Self-driving Wide Area Network

The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect? SD-WAN platform enables enterprises to shift to a business-first networking model where the network enables the business. Advancements in AI and machine learning enable EdgeConnect to continuously adapt to deliver real-time response and eliminate the impact of network disruptions. EdgeConnect unifies SD-WAN, firewall, segmentation, routing, WAN optimization and application visibility and control in a single platform. EdgeConnect is business-driven so business priorities are reflected in the way the network behaves to deliver the highest quality of experience.

Sponsored by:

Silver Peak Systems View details

 
 

Presented by:

Scott Gibson, Regional Sales Director - US South Region, Silver Peak Systems View details

 
 
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Privacy Regulations

Takeaways:
  1. Understand regulation lifestyle 
  2. Understand how to prepare 
  3. Understand what business discussions to be had

Presented by:

Margarita Rivera, Head of Information Security, LMC View details

 
 
 

12:40 pm - 1:50 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CXO

A CXO's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years as most CXOs supervise teams and units beyond their IT's security. Because of these changes in responsibilities, a CXO's success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, the role of a CXO has become both more attractive and more demanding.

Takeaways:

  1. What are the significant changes regarding the role of the CXO
  2. How to keep up with the changing requirements
  3. How to properly measure a CXO's success

Moderated by:

Jeffrey Stovall, Former Chief Information Officer, City of Charlotte View details

 
 

Panelists:

Karuna Annavajjala, CIO, Tech Ops, Corp Comms & Digital Platforms, AIG

 

Margarita Rivera, Head of Information Security, LMC View details

 
 

Rick Doten, VP, Information Security, Centene CISO, Carolina Complete Health View details

 
 
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Scaling Multicloud and Hybrid Cloud Usage without Sacrificing Data Security and Compliance

Analysts claim that 50% of today's public cloud data and workloads will migrate to private clouds in the next two years. But, don't worry about the public cloud behemoths because their average CAGR continues above 20%. However, the result is that cloud data is spreading across multiclouds and increasingly migrating to private clouds that offers the Enterprise more control. This acceleration in lift and shift of workloads creates data security and compliance risks as well as management complexities. In this discussion, we'll share trends and best practices for enabling data portability without compromising security, compliance, and operational efficiencies. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Sharing trends seen by analysts and your peers on multicloud adoption and challenges 
  2. Discussion of best practices for leveraging native cloud data security services effectively to maintain compliance and control
  3. Methodology for efficiently applying data and access security techniques that allow for secure lift and shift between public and private clouds

Sponsored by:

Thales eSecurity, Inc. View details

 
 

Presented by:

Janine McCombe, Regional Sales Manager, Thales eSecurity, Inc. View details

 
 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Why AI is the Future of Email Security

Email is far and away the most common initial vector for cybersecurity breaches and this problem only continues to grow. In 2018 the FBI estimates over $12 billion was stolen through business email compromise. Attackers have become ever more sophisticated, shifting from broad campaigns to carefully crafted attacks that bypass traditional email security. This talk focuses on why these attacks are difficult to stop and how advances in AI, specifically in machine learning and natural language processing, can be used to prevent advanced email fraud. 

We will discuss real examples of attacks, analyze why traditional approaches fail, and illustrate how data science is the best approach to preventing business email compromise, advanced spear phishing, and email account compromise.

Sponsored by:

Abnormal Security View details

 
 

Presented by:

Austin Barr, Senior Enterprise Account Executive, Abnormal Security View details

 
 
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Convergence of Security and Digital Transformation

Security must not be an afterthought moving forward. As businesses look to transform strategy and execution, risk has always been at the forefront of the thought process. Therefore, as digital transformation becomes focal to business strategy so should the inherent risks imposed by cybersecurity to inform business strategies moving forward.

Sponsored by:

Carbon Black View details

 
 

Presented by:

Justin Smigiel, Security Strategist, Carbon Black View details

 
 
 

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Innovation and Digital Transformation in the Real World

Digital Transformation, Legacy Modernization, and Innovation are all attempts at overcoming a similar challenge - how do organizations leverage technology to capture business value, but prevent technology from becoming a hindrance? Many organizations fail to grasp the challenges associated with driving true change in order to deliver such business value. 

Levvel, an information technology consultancy, works with enterprise and startup clients across industries to enable digital transformation in the real world. Contrary to popular opinion, the most common challenges seen are related to culture, communication, and lack of investment. Over the course of the last five years, Levvel has helped clients overcome these challenges and drive real change within their organizations. 

In this talk, Levvel will guide the audience through real-world digital transformation examples and provide actionable steps to guide your business through its own journey. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Digital transformation does not need to be a buzz word - there are companies that are doing this successfully with real-world constraints. 
  2. Levvel will guide the audience through real-world digital transformation and innovation examples to provide actionable steps for organizations.

Sponsored by:

Levvel.io View details

 
 

Presented by:

Chris Hart, Co-founder and CEO, Levvel.io View details

 
 
 

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Navigating Security & Risk in a Changing IT Landscape

Discussion topics

  1. Is organizational Digital Transformation taking precedence over security now?  Or did we ever have the lead?  How do we get inserted to help manage these risks?
  2. We need visibility into "shadow cloud," software defined networking, Mobile, IoT, implementations to ensure the risks are managed.
  3. How do we not fall into the "department of "NO," but become the department of: "let's understand so we can figure out how to manage the risks?"  Or they will certainly just work around or not notify security.
  4. We need to apply a Risk-based approach for accepting new technologies, determining the business process, what data is being used, the criticality of that data, who we are sharing it with, etc.  

Questions for the group

  1. Do you find IT is pushing these adoptions, or is it coming from users?  These are two different challenges.
  2. How are we getting visibility into these shadow IT issues to better protect them.  Cloud and cloud services being most common now.  What others are we finding as a pain point?
  3. Is there a difference these challenges when dealing with B2B services or direct to customer?

Presented by:

Rick Doten, VP, Information Security, Centene CISO, Carolina Complete Health View details

 
 
 

4:35 pm - 4:40 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 CXOs 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 Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers

Moderated by:

Jeffrey Stovall, Former Chief Information Officer, City of Charlotte View details

 
 
 

4:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour