CIO Dallas Summit | March 26th, 2019 | Dallas, TX, 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, March 26, 2019 - CIO Dallas Summit

7:30 am - 8:10 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:15 am - 8:25 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

8:25 am - 8:55 am

Keynote Presentation

The Unbearable Lightness of Digital Transformation

Building a Disruptive Technology Digital team. To become fully digital enterprises, you need to shift the focus inward and innovate the employee experience. Is this defined as how employees feel about their organizations with regard to both opportunities for growth/skills development, and employees' willingness to continue to work for their current firms? Use digital DNA behaviors. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Look after -Capability Planning, Innovation, Strategic Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, Disruptive Technology, Enterprise Architecture, Strategic Roadmap, M&A, Patents and Communication.
 

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Presentation

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Partnering to make the Journey Real!

Digital Transformation is providing opportunities for increased complexity in managing an Enterprise. Partnering across an organization can reduce that complexity. Thanks to a stronger partnership between organizations such as finance and IT, companies are now able to see what's happening in every area of their business and get ready for whatever comes next. Companies are leveraging data to better deliver efficiency, compliance, and profitability within their organizations. Across all industries, collaborative data-driven decisions are being made by building stronger relationships between financial and IT executives, who are tasked with the need to see in real-time what's happening in their business to help them compete and grow on a global scale. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Digital Transformation is providing increased complexity within organizations 
  2. Partnering between organizations, like Finance and IT, can help reduce that complexity and help achieve data-driven decisions
 

9:35 am - 10:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

From Zero-to-Hero: Jumpstarting your Cyber Security Program

This discussion focuses on how CISOs can go back to basics and develop a roadmap to address its threats, risks and compliance requirements. This session will also help CISOs and Security Leaders on how to assess their own program and develop their own that they can use to guide their cyber security efforts. Cyber Security Programs are more than just a framework, your risk register, your controls and security architecture. These programs can help you reduce the impact of data breaches and serious incidents and at the same time, reduce the cost of cyber insurance..

 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Designing the Digital Workplace

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.

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.

 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

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 - 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 line - directly in the application's operating environment - 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 risk - not just hypothetical threats. The result? Improved forensics.

 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

How to Protect Your Enterprise Across the Entire Spectrum of Mobile Risk

Mobile devices have access to a treasure trove of enterprise data - yet, unlike fixed endpoints such as PCs and servers that are protected using a host of endpoint security, vulnerability management and perimeter-based secure web gateways and firewalls, most enterprises today have a blind spot when it comes to accounting for mobility in their security plans. Providing adequate protection begins with taking an accurate inventory of risks and their relative importance across the various vectors exposed by a mobile device. Here, we will overview such risks by categorizing them across the application, content, device and network vectors, together with examples of how exploits actually occur and some best practices that enterprises should consider in securing mobility. 

Key takeaways: 

  1. Mobile devices pose a significant risk to enterprise data and as such needs a comprehensive security strategy 
  2. Mobile risk presents itself across multiple threat vectors including applications, web and content, device and network
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Year of the Defender - Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

Cybersecurity dominated the news cycle in 2017. There were headlines about viral ransomware, global destructive wipers posing as ransomware, leaks of spy tools from U.S. intelligence agencies, and breaches at major companies. 

What does 2018 hold in store for the defenders? Come discuss the largest security trends Cybereason researchers have identified for 2018.

 

12:15 pm - 1:25 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Communicator

Digital transformation is changing how you equip your employees and how your company interacts with customers. 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.

 

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Finding The Right Security Partner: The Difference Between MSSP and MDR

In todays world of increasing cyber threats, selecting the best security partner for your organization can be challenging. With innovative services such as Managed Detection and Response changing the way organizations respond to threats, it's important to understand the difference between traditional MSSPs and MDR providers. This presentation will focus on the realities of using MSSP technologies versus MDR and provide selection recommendation guidelines for CISOs.

Takeaways:

  • Vendors can respond to incidents proactively or reactively 
  • Not all MDR vendors are the same 
  • Use a proof of concept to authenticate vendor claims 
  • Validate the vendors regulatory experience
 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Operational Analytics and Real Time Decisioning

Today's world is real-time. Customers want answers in real-time. Supply chains operate in real-time. Fraud and risk are managed in real-time. This means companies must decide how to act in real-time. If they want to use analytics to make data-driven decisions, they must use up-to-the-minute data and analytic models that are fresh and accurate. This means changing how advanced analytic projects are managed and how the results are deployed.

Takeaway:

  • Simplifying delivery of and use for making better end user decisions.

 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Data Security, Cloud, Access Controls & Regulations: What's Ahead for 2018?

The business engine runs on the fuel of massive data, now found everywhere and threatened by dark actors while coming under more and more compliance mandates that also threaten the business with significant fines.

  1. Digital Security Central To Enterprise Strategy & Threat Landscape
    1. Data is now everywhere - on-prem, cloud, contained by third parties.
    2. Cloud has its challenges and only partially mitigates risk
    3. Recent (2017) breaches - analysis
    4. New and emerging regulations now pose a "threat" to the business with mandates that contain teeth and businesses are not ready.
    5. It is really all about the data now, isn't it? The mandates are written around data security, privacy and consent.
  2. Access Controls
    1. What does the emerging threat landscape look like?
    2. One of the key issues allowing these threats to take place is a broken data model.
  3. Governance & Regulations
    1. GDPR, NY CRR - Broad Impacts (not technical)
    2. Address compliance / build around risk (Why the regulations exist in the first place)
    3. What are the basics?

 

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Big Data, Little Data. Secure Data, Lost Data.

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 CIOs make more, faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CIOs 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.

 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Data Privacy - GDPR Tell Me How Big the Fines Are Just One More Time...

With the May deadline looming on the horizon, how should we prepare and how will this affect my business?

An open discussion of all the new laws coming down with GDPR.  GDPR is not just a law it is a privacy framework that does not need to change your business to be implemented.  Much hype has been made of the large fines and penalties that can be imposed if you, but the reality is asking a few simple questions can go a long way to saving time and effort.

 

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.

 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour