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Learn valuable strategy components from today’s very best.

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Tie into contemporaries and mentors interested in the same avenues of opportunity as you.

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Research Meetings

Meet one-on-one with executives delivering on the solutions that are shaping the industry.

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The CIO Visions Steering Committee consists entirely of your contemporaries, meaning we tackle the themes that have profound significance to your performance and your company.

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Key Themes

close Cybersecurity

Protecting yourself and your company are always top priority. Cover a wide breadth of cyber security initiatives including protocol, network and data protection, operational integration, balancing visibility needs and much more. Minimize the possibility of breaches using AI and learn how to plan for the worst to minimally impact business continuity.

Navigating between technology initiatives and managing your staff can be profoundly challenging. The sharp learning curve detracts from communication, understanding of progress, strategy acceptance and appropriate resource allocation. Blow past these challenges to keep your company ticking upwards while keeping everyone on board.
Taking the lead in today’s organization is crucial for the CIO. With the ever-changing environment of new technologies, shifts in strategies and expanding technical needs, the expectations of being an IT leader are very different from 5 years ago. Learn from qualified professionals on how to transform and lead your team to success in this modern age.
Explore strategies for leveraging the artificial intelligence to drive down costs and the security implications that come with it. Dive deeper to understand the impact on employees, mobile strategy and more.
Automation plays a large role in operations and application performance management. Learn how organizations and their CIOs are optimizing the use of automation technologies, moving from simple process improvement to true process transformation.  
When everything needs to be done yesterday, and even when it doesn’t, operational strategy can make or break the future success of your applications and technology. Learn top practices, emerging trends, discuss old ones like Agile, and stay on the bleeding edge of technology to accelerate your push forwards without breaking the bank, or the back end.
Data is abundant, and this is where you learn how keep it clean and make it profitable. Review analytics platforms, apply machine learning and assess other techniques for locating and sifting through your gold mine.
The data produced by our digital systems and processes borders on overwhelming. In this track we will discuss the best practices for IT Leaders to set up their organizations for success during their digital transformation and how to identify the data that matters most.

High Profile Speakers

Hear strategic endeavors and skillful insights from 40+ IT leaders as they make way in today’s changing landscape.

 

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Todd Barnum

CISO

GoPro, Inc.

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Endre Walls

CISO

Customers Bank

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Elliott Franklin

Director of IT Security

Loews Hotels

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Michael Lee Sherwood

Director of Innovation and Technology

City of Las Vegas

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Rahul Vijay

Head of Global Connectivity

Uber

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Vijay Anand

Vice President of Product Marketing

MicroStrategy Inc.

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Sulabh Sood

Director - Program Management

GE (General Electric)

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Karen Davis

Business Group CIO & VP Research Computing

RTI International

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Alisa Sheyn

Director of Business Operations, Product Development and Technology

AVID

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Steve Maris

Director IT

Chicago Police Department

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Rizwan Patel

Senior Director of IT

Caesars Entertainment

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Michael Maier

CTO

City of Fort Lauderdale

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Pradipa Karbhari

Director, Cloud and AI

Microsoft

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Sai Billanuka

Vice President

Thomson Reuters

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Tom Babineau

Sr. Manager, Sales Engineering

T-Mobile

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Mark E. Glenn

CIO, Director

Washington State Military Department

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Missy Young

Chief Information Officer

Switch

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Ryan Loy

Chief Information Officer

EBSCO Industries, Inc.

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Mike Hendrickson

Vice President, Technology & Developer Products

Skillsoft

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Victor Ramos

Vice President of Enterprise Architecture

City National Bank

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Jason James

CIO

Net Health

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Chris Gebhardt

Director, InfoSec

TEEM/WeWork

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Mike House

CIO

Piedmont Healthcare

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Tommy Gardner

Chief Technology Officer

HP Federal

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Vinod Vasudevan

CTO

Paladion Networks Private

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Scott Mills

Global Chief Information Officer

World Vision International

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

James Bond

Chief Technologist

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Robert Barto

Director Health Information Systems

Michigan State University

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

John Jacobs

Vice President of Systems Engineering

Fortinet

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Ben Schreiner

Dell Technologies, Global Business Development

Dell EMC

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Meerah Rajavel

CIO

Forcepoint

CIO VISIONS Mid-Market Spring Summit View More

Sean Bryson

Vice President of Solutions & Innovation

Hitachi Consulting

2020 Full Agenda

Your personal concierge will craft a custom schedule based on your interests and priorities. View the complete agenda below.

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CIO Leadership and Innovation
Cyber Security
Data Management: Strategy for Storage and Analytics
SundayNetworking

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration

MondayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

MondayKeynote Presentation

close Digital Transformation – Six Steps to Success

IT LeadershipHitachi Consulting - Vice President, Digital Solutions
Hitachi Consulting - Vice President; Digital Solutions Practice

Digital transformation – driving operational improvements in your physical value stream using connected data from your digital value stream – is delivering unprecedented value across industries to those with a clear road map. In fact, a recent Harvard Business School report shows that companies that embrace digital transformation attain significantly better gross margins, earnings and net income than those that don’t. What’s more, those digital leaders are not spending much more on IT than laggards because the big investments have already been made. The challenge is knowing how to connect the data from the digital value stream to drive continuous improvement with real-time metrics and predictive analytics. No matter where you are on the journey of digital transformation – these six steps can help you connect your systems to drive new levels of productivity, profitability and value across your business.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to connect your physical and digital value streams to create near real-time operating systems.
  • Identify areas of variation across the physical value stream that can be supported by better data and real-time analytics.
  • Gain knowledge through strategic partnerships with digital leaders to accelerate your journey to unlocking more organizational value.

Speaker

Shashank Volety
Vice President, Digital SolutionsHitachi Consulting
Mark Albers
Vice President; Digital Solutions PracticeHitachi Consulting
Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

Expo Hall
MondayBreakout Presentation

close We are lost in cybersecurity, what we need is a simple map!

Risk & ComplianceLoews Hotels - Director of IT Security

We are all tired of talking about cybersecurity and how we are losing the battle against the attackers. It’s like we are lost without a map. Instead of rushing to adopt the latest shiny security tool, we need to take a step back and adopt a standardized security framework.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The NIST CSF uses a common business language to address cybersecurity concerns to leadership
  • Using a standard, the industry-recognized framework allows consistent program maturity mappings to budget requests.
  • Following the NIST CSF, you are demonstrating “due care” which may reduce claims of negligence or inattention following a breach
  • Easily maps to compliance and regulatory requirements reducing unnecessary or redundant efforts

Speaker

Elliott Franklin
Director of IT SecurityLoews Hotels
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Accelerating Digital Transformation with Collaborative Communications

Cloud StrategyRingCentral - Vice President Office Public Sector and Education

Digital transformation is about meeting the needs of today’s modern business. The new workforce is increasingly mobile, global and distributed and is putting requirements on companies to support their on-the-go lifestyle. Discover how building a cloud ecosystem of integrated applications drives the speed, agility and data insights you need to generate meaningful business outcomes. With the right solutions in place, you can empower employees to work anytime, anywhere and on any device using the modality of their choice – whether online chat, video meetings or voice communications.

Key Takeaways:

  • Find out how you can unify your collaboration tools into one, single cloud-based platform
  • Learn how to empower employees to work anytime, anywhere and on any device
  • Hear how building a cloud ecosystem of integrated applications can cut costs while driving meaningful business outcomes

Speaker

Naveed Husain
Vice President Office Public Sector and EducationRingCentral
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Don’t Believe What They Tell You…

Big Data and AnalyticsGoPro, Inc. - CISO

The Security industry has many voices.  Each telling us where to focus, which tool to buy, which threats to focus on, which risks to mitigate, and how to avoid being the next headline news.  But where should a security team place its efforts and resources?  Do we have to buy the latest tool to keep our companies safe?  I don’t believe so.

Key Takeaways:

  • Provide a common-sense approach to cyber/information security
  • Evaluate whether your company’s security team is focused on the right areas
  • How to manage your company’s resources effectively

Speaker

Todd Barnum
CISOGoPro, Inc.
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Pathway to the Future How Cities Are Unlocking Data

City of Las Vegas - Director of Innovation and Technology

A review of the city of Las Vegas and its efforts to become the premier smart city of the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the smart city concept
  • How cities are using data
  • Discuss the infrastructure involved in building a smart city
  • Understand the business use cases

Speaker

Michael Lee Sherwood
Director of Innovation and TechnologyCity of Las Vegas
MondayBreakout Presentation

close How new age companies are using Connectivity and IoT as their competitive advantage

Digital TransformationUber - Head of Global Connectivity

In today’s hyperconnected world, connectivity can be a competitive advantage, driving revenues, enabling business objectives and improve bottom lines. Come and learn how connectivity and IoT are being used as a competitive advantage today!

Key Takeaway:

  • Rethink your company as a connected company
  • How simple concepts can have big revenue impacts
  • Insights into how complex and interesting companies run their connectivity

Speaker

Rahul Vijay
Head of Global ConnectivityUber
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Secure Cloud 9

Cloud SecurityCustomers Bank - CISO

Gain 9 critical insights for securely adopting a cloud strategy to host your products, platforms, or business-critical technologies.

Key Takeaways:

  • Avoid the common pitfalls of cloud deployments.
  • Gain insights into what works and what doesn’t when it comes to cloud.
  • Rationalize your cloud strategy to ensure it’ll meet your business objectives.
  • Decrease risks to your business by deploying a secure cloud.

Speaker

Endre Walls
CISOCustomers Bank
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Fourth Industrial Revolution and Digital Transformation: Mutually Inclusive new theory of Survival of the Fittest

Digital TransformationGE (General Electric) - Director - Program Management

The world is on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. It is quite different than the prior three Industrial Revolutions —steam & water power, assembly lines, and computerization, as it will challenge the enterprises on not only their business operations but also on how efficiently they adapt to the evolving human behaviors. This revolution is expected to impact all industries, disciplines, economies and ultimately societies. In this new era of revolution, only those enterprises or people will survive and thrive who will adapt to Industry 4.0 by correctly adopting the Digital Transformation strategies and technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, IoT, Cloud, Digital Twin, Augmented Reality, etc.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of Digital Transformation strategies and Industry 4.0 technologies.
  • Relationship between Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation.
  • Why Digital Transformation fails?
  • Using statistics, concepts and case studies, understand how People, Culture, Process & Technology solutions should be implemented to successfully survive and thrive.
  • Learn at an individual level, how we can adapt to this new area by doing Personal Transformation.

Speaker

Sulabh Sood
Director - Program ManagementGE (General Electric)
Monday Breakout Presentation

close Software-Defined Composable Infrastructure, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence - The Path to The Autonomous Data Center

Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Chief Technologist

As organizations modernize internal IT with multiple private and public cloud platforms, managing this hybrid IT ecosystem requires new tools, automation, and processes.  With applications and data hosted across multiple data centers and cloud providers, it becomes challenging to monitor cost, utilization, health, performance, and security. HPE has evolved infrastructure management with the combination of composable software-defined compute, storage, and networking technologies leveraging automation, global dashboards, and hybrid IT management tools.  The next evolution of hybrid IT management utilizes artificial intelligence to collect and analyze millions of global sensors to provide predictive analytics, preemptive workload and data recommendations, detect and automatically correct problems, and ultimately lower operational expenses while improving reliability.  HPE is powering hybrid IT solutions with artificial intelligence to move closer to the goal of the autonomous data center.

Key Takeaways:

  • Traditional techniques for managing internal apps and data are insufficient to manage a multi-cloud or hybrid IT environment.
  • Discuss how compassable, software-defined hybrid IT management is evolving using automated self-healing, self-optimization and machine learning.
  • Explain how artificial intelligence is being used now and in coming years to create an autonomous data center.

Speaker

James Bond
Chief TechnologistHewlett Packard Enterprise
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Diversity in Technology Leadership - Yielding Business Outcomes

IT LeadershipAVID - Director of Business Operations, Product Development and Technology

In this session, we will explore the current state of diversity and representation in leadership and technology and address key business benefits to a more balanced workforce, such as revenue, cost savings and customer satisfaction. We’ll conclude with suggestions and steps to reaching a more diverse and engaged workforce.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diversity in workforce and leadership has been linked to tighter customer engagement, wider marketing reach and more efficient branding spend
  • Several studies identify companies with a more balanced representation in workforce and leadership having higher revenue numbers and stronger shareholder value
  • Innovation spikes with engaged and balanced teams and reduces intellectual property risk
  • Moving towards diversity and fair representation is easy and achievable

Speaker

Alisa Sheyn
Director of Business Operations, Product Development and TechnologyAVID
MondayBreakout Presentation

close AI-Based Autonomous Response: Are Humans Ready?

CybersecurityDarktrace - Director

Cyber security is quickly becoming an arms race, with machines fighting machines on the battleground of corporate networks. AI-based cyber defense can not only detect threats as they emerge, but also autonomously respond to attacks in real time. But are humans ready to accept the actions machines would take to neutralize threats?

Key Takeaways:

  • AI approaches and algorithms for detecting and responding to threats
  • How human teams adopt (or resist) automated defenses
  • The concepts of ‘human confirmation’ mode and ‘active defense’
  • Success stories across Smart Cities, genomics organizations, and industrial control systems

Speaker

Maddie Slater
DirectorDarktrace
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Mobility – The Backbone of the Digital Business

CIO Leadership and InnovationT-Mobile - Sr. Manager, Sales Engineering

Successful digital transformation hinges on the right partnerships, channels, and ecosystems, and the evolving mobile network is primed to connect the dots like never before. Join this informative discussion on the transforming capabilities of next generation wireless where CIO’s will explore:

  • New network capabilities can create flexibility and spark innovation
  • Enterprise connectivity to boost their transformation initiatives
  • Implementing private and public networks, SD WAN and edge computing

Speaker

Tom Babineau
Sr. Manager, Sales EngineeringT-Mobile
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Adapting to Evolving Threats and the Ongoing Challenge of Human Behavior

Cyber SecurityForcepoint - CIO

It is not a matter of if but when attackers are coming in the door, and a company’s own employees will most often be the portal to entry. Whether it is due to poor cyber hygiene, stolen credentials and employee impersonation, or malicious employees seeking to harm the business, insider threat poses one of the greatest cybersecurity challenges companies face today. And while employees can be a company’s weakest link in cybersecurity, they can also represent its strongest first line of defense.

To date, the security industry hasn’t spent a lot of time thinking about security through a human-focused lens. However, in understanding human behavior on a network, security teams can more quickly identify what is anomalous behavior and, most importantly, which digital identities are actual employees versus digital doppelgangers. Shutting down the theft of critical IP before it leaves the network is the modern security landscape we must address today.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mitigating today’s sophisticated threat landscape by pivoting from an infrastructure-centric approach to a user and data aware security posture
  • Identifying both anomalous data handling activity and intent in order to reduce the risk of fraudulent activity from insiders.
  • Best practices for implementing a user-and-data centric security approach, working cross-functionally, within your organization

Speaker

Meerah Rajavel
CIOForcepoint
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Evolving Automation from RPA to API to AI

AutomationThomson Reuters - Vice President

Every organization is going through some sort of digital transformation and automation is key aspect of it. How the automation is evolving and the strategy on starting simple and taking all the way to ML/AI.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to enhance your automation strategy
  • Learn digital transformation in the age AI
  • Embrace automation to bring efficiency

Speaker

Sai Billanuka
Vice PresidentThomson Reuters
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Using Technology To Create Immersive Experiences for Visitors and Employees

AI and Data Driven ExperiencesCaesars Entertainment - Senior Director of IT

Leverage Technologies like Blockchain, AR, VR, Robotics, Drone Racing, Wearables, IoT, Esports, Facial/Image/Object Recognition and others to create an Immersive Experience for Guests and Employees elevating Customer Experience, Increasing Revenue and Reducing Cost.

Key Takeaways:

  • Enterprise Blockchain Applicability
  • AI Driven Insights – Facial/Image/Object Recognition
  • IoT Driven Food Safety

Speaker

Rizwan Patel
Senior Director of ITCaesars Entertainment
MondayNetworking

Lunch

Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

Expo Hall
MondayBreakout Presentation

close AI, BlockChains, and Connected Services enabled by IoT: The ABCs of Digital Transformation

Digital TransformationMicrosoft - Director, Cloud and AI

This highly-engaging presentation explores the role played by these leading-edge technologies in enabling the digital transformation of supply chains across industries, including areas of Smart Manufacturing, Smart Contracts, Smart Distribution, and Smart Operations.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The audience will get to learn the latest technology trends cross-industry
  • The audience will get to see how these technologies can be combined in new, interesting and powerful ways to tackle complex problems
  • The audience will leave with a good understanding of several ways in which to leverage these new technologies in their own scenarios

Speaker

Pradipa Karbhari
Director, Cloud and AIMicrosoft
MondayBreakout Presentation

close SWAT Team Lessons for Cybersecurity and More

CybersecurityTEEM/WeWork - Director, InfoSec

There are many lessons and skills the Cybersecurity industry can learn from the intense, life and death world of Police SWAT Teams. Chris Gebhardt is a former Police Lieutenant and SWAT Team Leader who also specialized his career in IT and InfoSec. He will share some specialized skills he has applied to Cybersecurity operations to create an always win, open eyes mindset. You’ll hear stories from the field and server room about ‘keeping your head on a swivel’ and ‘two is one, one is none.’ He’ll show you how you can adopt these concepts to augment your cybersecurity thinking for the better.

Key Takeaways:

  • Incident response plans blind you
  • Be open to ideas
  • Your team can be more than it is

 

Speaker

Chris Gebhardt
Director, InfoSecTEEM/WeWork
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Human Element of Digital Transformation

Digital TransformationNet Health - CIO

All successful digital transformation begins as a cultural transformation. Jason “JJ” James, CIO of Net Health, will discuss the digital transformation that he is driving at Net Health and the impact on culture that he has seen. Attendees will take away actionable ideas for their own IT organizations.

Key Takeaway

  • The human factors involved in digital transformation
  • Understanding how culture drives and influences digital transformation
  • Empowering IT to deliver on digital transformation
  • The realization that digital transformation is ongoing and ever-changing

Speaker

Jason James
CIONet Health
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Hiring the Best: Attracting and Assessing the Best Engineers in the World

Cybersecurity Staff TrainingAmazon - Software Development Manager

How do you attract the best minds this world has to offer? How do you assess these candidates in 1 hour or 1 day of interviews? This talk is focused on hiring software engineers but can be generalized to most tech roles.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Keep the bar of entry high
  • Give a good candidate experience
  • Assess on multiple functional and leadership competencies

Speaker

Paul Kim
Software Development ManagerAmazon
Monday Breakout Presentation

close Maintaining Security Compliance via Automation and Integration

Fortinet - Vice President of Systems Engineering

Maintaining Security Compliance via Automation and Integration:
• Technology innovation is introducing new systems, tools and platforms available to accelerate business
• What is the better approach when it comes to new implementation: run, walk, or wait?
• How can you manage the ever-increasing number of devices and applications?
• The pool of capable workers is not keeping pace
• How can we shift workers up the technology stack to gain efficiencies?
• Guidance on how to choose the right new tools and making sure they work in concert with existing platforms via open orchestration and automation

Key Takeaways:

  • Best tactics for orchestration relating to new cybersecurity tools
  • How to best utilize your existing and pending staffing resources
  • Measurement of optimal adoption speed/pace for new technologies/platforms

 

Speaker

John Jacobs
Vice President of Systems EngineeringFortinet
Monday Breakout Presentation

close Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

IT LeadershipEBSCO Industries, Inc. - Chief Information Officer

Discussion on how EBSCO IT completely transformed itself while leveraging existing talent. The conversation will outline the difficulties and techniques used to preserve the culture of the organization. The Doolittle title reference refers to how, through effective leadership, you can completely retool what you have and be very effective. Often times, leaders feel the need to hire in ideas.

Key Takeaways:

  • Key building blocks needed before transforming
  • How to preserve the culture during transformation
  • How to measure yourself along the way

Speaker

Ryan Loy
Chief Information OfficerEBSCO Industries, Inc.
Monday Breakout Presentation

close Business Group CIO and Alignment with Corporate IT

IT LeadershipRTI International - Business Group CIO & VP Research Computing

Many IT organizations struggle with ensuring their strategy and directions aligns with that the overall business. One way to solve that issue is to have business staff with responsibility and authority that mirrors that of a corporate CIO, but is imbedded in the business. This session will cover a case study of such a design, including pros and cons and ongoing challenges.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of the challenges of aligning corporate IT with a business that also delivers technology solutions to clients
  • Understanding of the solution design
  • Understanding of things that have worked well, and those that are still evolving

Speaker

Karen Davis
Business Group CIO & VP Research ComputingRTI International
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Life After an Anonymous Attack on My City

Cyber SecurityCity of Fort Lauderdale - CTO

The city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was hit by an Anonymous denial-of-service attack in December 2014 and was forced to immediately upgrade computer systems to thwart any potential future attacks.The city quickly spent $430,000 upgrading computer security systems to mitigate vulnerabilities it had previously identified. While the attack itself did not cost the city this money, it expedited the timeline for these necessary system upgrades. A complete A-Z approach for a new security awareness program was created.

Key Takeaways:

  • Even if sensitive information isn’t compromised, there can be political fallout from such an attack
  • If you’re aware of vulnerabilities that need to be remedied “when the budget allows,” would-be attackers will be too
  • A security strategy for a new division
  • How the city has changed its ways – both technologically, and behaviorally, in the time since

Speaker

Michael Maier
CTOCity of Fort Lauderdale
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Using Deep Learning to Secure Endpoints Against Future Threats

Artificial IntelligenceHP Federal - Chief Technology Officer

This talk will cover how to use deep learning or convolutional neural networks to protect against future malware.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand difference between machine learning and deep learning.
  • Historical progression of signature based search to machine learning techniques to today’s deep learning.
  • How using agents at the end points efficiently protects against AI generated malware.
  • The need for action now against evolving threats.

Speaker

Tommy Gardner
Chief Technology OfficerHP Federal
MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

TuesdayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

TuesdayKeynote

close The Next Wave of Business Intelligence

MicroStrategy Inc. - Vice President of Product Marketing

Despite widespread investment in analytics, only 35% of the workforce uses data to make better decisions today. So how can organizations today, successfully elevate the knowledge of every employee and drive a data-driven culture – especially in a world where transparency and personalization are paramount. In this Keynote, you’ll learn about:

Key Takeaways:

  • The future of analytics, where answers find you with zero-click intelligence
  • The potential of Federated Analytics, improve the tools your users already love
  • The impact of mobility, and how to go from insight to action, and get results.

Speaker

Vijay Anand
Vice President of Product MarketingMicroStrategy Inc.
Tuesday

Targeted Research Meetings

Expo Hall
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close IT Leadership in a Multi-Cloud World

IT LeadershipDell EMC - Dell Technologies, Global Business Development

Digital & IT Transformation: Tackling Current IT Challenges
This presentation is not for the faint of heart: the IT struggle is real. How do you determine which technologies to adopt? Are you leveraging the cloud and should you? How can you protect everything? IT changes are radically happening across every industry; how will you keep up? Is your job getting any easier? Your technology decisions today dictate your companies agility and future competitiveness. Come hear a few stories and learn what you should and shouldn’t be doing to ensure success.

Key Takeaways:

  • IT Strategy
  • Digital Transformation
  • IT Transformation
  • Security

Speaker

Ben Schreiner
Dell Technologies, Global Business DevelopmentDell EMC
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Sustaining Our Physical World in a Digital Age

CybersecuritySwitch - Chief Information Officer

Technology advancement is poised to create a new revolution for humanity, and we must think and act in ways that ensure the sustainability of our planet and keep humans happy and thriving. Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications are influencing and improving health, science, communication, transportation and energy on a global scale – and it is our responsibility to design and build the infrastructure for this new digital age while preserving our humanity and the planet earth. We’re all in this together.

Key Takeaways:

  • Imagine an age when Digital + Physical + Biological lines are blurred
  • Complex issues such as sustainability, sourcing and making better choices for the planet and its people
  • How is physical infrastructure advancing to support all of this technology?
  • The critical role of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education initiatives as the path to building the workforce of the future
  • Challenges of keeping the humanity in technology in the age of analytics and technological transformation

Speaker

Missy Young
Chief Information OfficerSwitch
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Transforming Technology for IT Leaders

Digital TransformationMichigan State University - Director Health Information Systems

Modernizing technology is sometimes confused with reducing technical debt. Effective long-term viability of technology can be reached through a digital transformation. Transform technology to allow your business to grow and support the changing landscape. Build for tomorrows problems and not just solve the technical debt issues faced today.

Key Takeaways:

  • Lead with a value proposition for technology and sustainability. This is the foundation for supporting the business needs. Add value and the money will flow.
  • Focus the business in on hidden costs. Hidden costs are different in each organization. Our organization’s largest hidden cost is labor rates.
  • Build foundation to be flexible for tomorrow and not just solve the needs for today.
  • This is not an overnight process. Take a close look at your business and start the conversation!
  • Case study

Speaker

Robert Barto
Director Health Information SystemsMichigan State University
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Applying Technology to create First Responder Action

Customer-centric Design & Customer JourneyChicago Police Department - Director IT

Mastering the user experience to facilitate the use of real-time information to deploy resources effectively to a critical situation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Create a user experience to engage the user in the utilization of systems
  • Funnel multiple siloed systems into one Unified Web Experience
  • Incorporation of IoT into the user interface
  • Collaboration of multiple technologies under one umbrella

Speaker

Steve Maris
Director ITChicago Police Department
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Why the Cloud is Perfect for Data Protection

Cloud StrategyDruva - Chief Technologist

While more companies are now leveraging the cloud to increase their level of data protection and management, there are still many wondering “why?”

The answer:  the cloud actually brings substantial advancements to the data protection and management table that simply aren’t possible without it. The easiest advantage to envision? Unlimited scalability. If a data protection tool is properly designed, the capacity should automatically expand to meet any customer’s needs. The second advantage: the cloud is the simplest way to centralize the storage of all secondary data sources while also providing unlimited compute that can be used to gain additional insight and business value from that data. Finally, the ability to do automated Disaster Recovery (DR) without maintaining a DR facility is unquestionably a major value of the cloud, and simply isn’t possible otherwise. Join Curtis Preston, as he explains the benefits of cloud-based data protection and management, how to decide if a cloud-based solution is right for you, and best practices when evaluating data management vendors.

Speaker

W. Curtis Preston
Chief TechnologistDruva
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

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Toshiba International Corporation - CIO and VP

The CIO of Toshiba International Corporation, Allen Wuescher, shares insights to working in a global, multi-cultural environment and lessons learned on the journey. Lessons include how to predict the future, methods for bringing people together to achieve common goals, and the art of the possible.

Key Takeaways:

  • The future is predictable
  • Everything different is more of the same
  • Crazy is okay
  • The power of diversity

Speaker

Allen Wuescher
CIO and VPToshiba International Corporation
Tuesday Breakout Presentation

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IT LeadershipWashington State Military Department - CIO, Director

In this educational session Mark will discuss how the community of professionals and experts from the public, private and tribal sectors within emergency communications work together to provide reliable and resilient emergency communications throughout times of crisis and how this impacts business. Crisis management and learning what to do is critical for any business organization, public or private. Mark will review and share a case study, on how the WECCWG has grown substantially and currently holds a tri-annual forum to bring their community together to raise the collective awareness of the unique emergencies and challenges we all must be ready to overcome together in an emergency.

Key Takeaways:

  • In this session we will discuss public & private sectors collaboration
  • How to be prepared in an emergency
  • What to do in an IT emergency
  • Who and how to coordinate with: Case study on WECCWG

Speaker

Mark E. Glenn
CIO, DirectorWashington State Military Department
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

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Digital TransformationWorld Vision International - Global Chief Information Officer

In this digital transformation session Scott will discuss and explore the digital enabling of an organization from strategy to support, apps to data and methodologies to mindsets.

Key Takeaways:

  • Digital is Pervasive – from Strategy to Culture
  • Digital is Agile – with Alignment with Autonomy
  • Digital is Transformative – Apps to Data and Analytics
  • Digital if Fundamental – from Poverty to Empowerment

 

Speaker

Scott Mills
Global Chief Information OfficerWorld Vision International
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

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Phishing / RansomwarePiedmont Healthcare - CIO

Phishing is the #1 attack vector in healthcare. The speaker will share real data and experiences from his organization’s 18 month campaign to improve their cybersecurity posture against this threat.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cultural shifts are difficult yet vital for enhance cybersecurity
  • There are multiple [potential] unwanted side effects from trying to do the “right thing” regarding phishing
  • Having the right tool, like for any endeavor, is paramount
  • Measure, adjust, measure some more, adjust some more…you are never “done”

Speaker

Mike House
CIOPiedmont Healthcare
TuesdayNetworking

Lunch

Executive Steering Committee

Experienced IT leaders work with us to focus our program on trends that will move the needle at your company.

Steering Committee Members

Nishanth RodriguesChief Information Officer
University of Mississippi
Paul CotteyChief Information Officer
Water Street Healthcare Partners
Karen DavisBusiness Group CIO & VP, Research Computing
RTI International
Raphael MorozovCTO
Eurofins DMS
Adam WaldronChief Information Officer
Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance
Alan WhitehouseChief Information Officer
WellStar West Georgia Medical Center
Andrea GiantelliVP of Global IT Compliance & Portfolio Management
Platform Specialty Products
August AlfonsoCIO & VP for Facilities Operations &
Del Mar College
Carolyn SchmidtTastefully Simple
Chief Information Officer
Dr. Ken RusselCIO & VP, Digital Transformation
Pfeiffer University
Erwin EimersChief Information Officer
Valent U.S.A. LLC
Jack KingChief Technology Officer
State of Illinois
Meerah RajavelChief Information Officer
Forcepoint
Jason JamesChief Information Officer
Optima Healthcare Solutions
Jeffrey PotterChief Technology Officer
Davenport & Company LLC
Dean JensenAssistant Professor of Computer Science
Elmhurst College
Jonathan NeumarkAssistant VP, Technology Services
Flagship Credit Acceptance
Kumar PeriasamyVice President - Digital Transformation
United Nations FCU
Leah KrausChief Information Officer
North Carolina Central University
Mark SimonSVP, CIO and CISO
Benefis Health System
Michael McCartneyChief Marketing and Technology Officer
MoneySolver
Mujeebur RahmansaherChief Technology Officer
The Team Companies
Nader NematiQTC Management Inc
Chief Information Officer
Donna HarringtonChief Technology Officer
Southwestern College
Rezaul AbidGlobal Head of Information Systems and T Strategy Architecture and Innovation
Bechtel Global Corporation
Mike MaierCISO
City of Fort Lauderdale

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Thousands of IT executives have joined us over the years for what has been voted the “most effective trade show” for over a decade. Use our tools to demonstrate ROI to your C-Suite.

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About CIO Visions

CIO Visions is an invitation-only trade show for IT executives from mid-market companies, that bridges you to the most compelling solutions and information for your crowning priorities.

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Your conference pass includes overnight accommodations, travel reimbursement, meals and cocktail receptions.

The Hotel

Bellagio Hotel

Inspired by the villages of Europe, AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue lake with fountains performing a magnificent ballet. Escape into an otherworldly plane of dance, music and acrobatics with “O” by Cirque du Soleil — aquatic theater in our Parisian-style opera house.

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