CIO Dallas Summit | TBD 2020 | The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas - 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 24, 2020 - CIO Dallas Summit

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:30 am - 8:40 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Presented by:

Steve Harvey, Former CISO, BMO Financial

 
 

8:40 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Panel

Steering Cultural Change

An IT executive's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years. Most leaders supervise teams and units beyond their IT department. Due to these changes in responsibilities, their success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, these roles have become both more attractive and more demanding. 

Takeaways: 

  • What are the significant changes regarding the role of the IT Executive 
  • How to keep up with the changing requirements  
  • How to properly measure an IT executive's success

Moderated by:

Jodi Watkins, Chief Commercial Officer, GTN Technical Staffing & Consulting View details

 
 

Panelists:

Gregory Wilson, CISO, Pioneer Natural Resources Company View details

 
 

Rajesh Nagarajan, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Celanese View details

 
 

Teresa Leeth, Director, Enterprise Applications, Triumph Group

 

Matthew Cox, Director, Data & Analytics, McAfee

 
 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Learnings Along the Journey

We will explore key learnings from various industries and verticals on the good, the bad and the ugly of digital transformation. We will have an opportunity to not only be exposed to successful use cases, but also ask the hard questions behind those successes. 

Takeaways: 

  • One of the best ways to learn is to hear the stories of success (and failure) from companies similar to yours 
  • Asking questions of HOW the journey unfolded are just as important as the end result
 

10:05 am - 10:25 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

You Need to Know Who Is Accessing Your Data, But Do You Really?

Knowing who is accessing what data is at the heart of security. Today, users and attackers get to your data through a mesh of web applications, APIs, and microservices. Unfortunately, your database logs only report the querying source as an authorized intermediary application without the originating requestor's information. This blind spot causes glaring gaps during audits, slows incident response, and impede breach detection. 

Learn how to apply new ways of continuously linking originating users' information to every database access with cohesive interworking between edge WAF, server RASP, and Data Activity Monitoring tools.

Sponsored by:

Imperva View details

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Supply and Demand: Closing the Growing Gap in Cybersecurity Skills

At a time when the threat landscape ever expanding, two out of three organizations worldwide claim to have a lack of the IT security staff needed. The need for cybersecurity professionals is at an all-time high. The deficit of qualified individuals has made the need for automated security tools more of a requirement than a desire in order to maintain a strong security foundation. Today's products and technologies can enable even small teams to appropriately secure multiple websites and applications, offering potential answers to the pressing recruitment issues. 

Takeaways:

  • There is a critical lack of qualified IT specialists 
  • Staffing deficits increase the need for automated tools 
  • New products can assist small teams facing big security challenges

Presented by:

Terry Koenn, Director, Information Security & Compliance, Experian

 

Think Tank

Bring Your Own . . . Enhancement

Over the next 5 years, it's forecasted that roughly 30% of enterprises will augment BYOD policies to include ?bring your own enhancement? (BYOE) to add focus to augmented staff members. It will be tempting for IT to try and regulate or control human augmentation technology, but the real focus should be to exploit the employee's interest in BYOE to advance the business. We are seeing manufacturing companies currently using wearables to promote worker safety, and companies in both travel and healthcare industries are using these devices to boost productivity. With these technologies constantly evolving, organizations should contemplate how these enhancements can be leveraged in both the personal and professional lives of the workforce. 

Takeaways: 

  • Impactful examples of BYOE Technology  
  • Strategies to encourage employees to use AI 
  • Critical considerations for IT's need to regulate Augmented Technology

Presented by:

Gregory Ericson, Chief Information Officer North America, Essilor View details

 
 
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom


Sponsored by:

Smartsheet View details

 
 
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Combating the Rise in Cloud-based Threats

As the cloud migration continues, securing data and critical infrastructure is going to require new approaches. Organizations have struggled to maintain control of critical data and ensure real-time threat intelligence, giving cloud-based threats the ability to multiply. Data buckets being misconfigured, or inadequately secured increases the risk of a breach. Being able to manually manage security for large web application infrastructures has become a thing of the past. As such, organizations are being pushed to reevaluate their approach to web application security. 

Takeaways:

  • The rise of cloud migration means security will need to adapt 
  • Many organizations have struggled to secure data  
  • Cybersecurity threats will only increase and become more complex

Presented by:

Puneet Nanda, Head of Information Security & Compliance, Verizon

 

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Think Tank

Digital Transformation: Why changing the company culture is mandatory

Everyone talks about Digital Transformation, using digital tools to drive all aspects of the business, to connect with the customer, and to streamline internal processes. Often times these initiatives do not bear the fruit that was envisioned and slowly but surely everyone reverts back to the status quo from before the change. 

Culture is most easily defined as the "collective behavior of everyone in your organization"; and it is most always driven by the example set by the company leaders. So to change the culture, leaders need to change themselves first in action and word, to lead by example and instill the change required in the teams.  


Takeaways: 

  1. How culture drives adoption of change initiatives 
  2. Focus on a Few Critical Shifts in Behavior 
  3. Mechanisms for Getting the Most from Your Culture

Presented by:

James Clent, Chief Information Officer, Remington Hotels View details

 
 
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Still Using Passwords? Forget That Sh*t

The constant barrage of breaches over the last decade has made it clear that usernames and passwords - invented back in 1964 - are simply no longer secure enough. According to the 2019 Verizon Breach

Investigations Report, compromised credentials are responsible for over 80% of all breaches. 

Despite attempts to make static credentials more secure by adopting two-factor authentication utilizing SMS, OTPs or hardware tokens, these added layers still leave organizations vulnerable to phishing attacks, keylogging, malware and more. 

By removing the past reliance on usernames and passwords, you can enhance your organization's security by significantly reducing your overall attack surface and virtually eliminating the risk of compromised credentials. 

Takeaways: 

1. Learn how usernames and passwords are leaving your organization at risk. 

2. See how how passwordless authentication removes major threat vectors. 

3. Provide users a fast, simple and consistent authentication experience across any channel

Sponsored by:

Trusona, Inc. View details

 
 
 

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm

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Networking Lunch and Keynote

Finding Kimo

Account Take Over (ATO) attacks have become a major issue for many retail and online services companies. To reduce the effectiveness of these attacks it's critical to remove the financial incentive from the attacker AND unmask the person who profited from selling the tools used for account take overs. Reducing the potential for monetizing their efforts and increasing the personal risk removes thousands of attackers equation. Unmasking the person who developed the account "checker" exposes him or her to law enforcement scrutiny further reduces the number of attackers using their tool or it's derivative. The GameStop CISO will discuss the process and tools used to track one of the more prolific developers of account checking software and uncover his true identity.

Presented by:

Jim Motes, Chief Information Security Officer, GameStop View details

 
 
 

1:45 pm - 2:10 pm

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Think Tank

You've got a Bad Leaver with the Keys to Your Kingdom

The biggest driver to enhancing your insider threat program should be your privileged users. Are you ready to have an IT admin leave your company on bad terms, whatever the reason? Let us chat about what we have seen, actions we would take, and what not to do in order to survive an adverse termination with elevated privileges.

Presented by:

Cindy (Satterfield) Heiner, Director, Security Advisory, Aon Corporation View details

 
 

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Think Tank

Human Intelligent Experience( The Neiman Marcus effect using Intelligent Automation)

We live in Era, where the average span of human attention is approx. 8 seconds. Cloud Has fueled Big Data and in turn has accelerated A.I .However companies are still struggling to understand the basic tenants of Data. Center's of excellence have become cylinders of excellence . Enterprises need a way to efficiently understand their past data , present and future to provide a holistic picture and empower them to take Actionable insights which are not only effective but also are secure. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Learn more about how Intelligent Automation is accelerating Digital Transformation & improving CX. 
  2. Understand the role of Process Mining and it's impact on Value chain 
  3. Understand the TCO & cost-benefits of Approaching Intelligent Automation using COE.

Presented by:

Rameshwar Balanagu, Head of Digital Automation, Avaya

 
 

2:15 pm - 2:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Phishing Scams

Phishing Scams are the number one culprit for data breaches. Usually a hacker is able to gain access by sending emails within your organization that contain links to malware and ransomware. Most companies have implemented security tests and additional training to avoid an employee accidentally exposing their system to a breach. While those trainings and tests are helping to inform the workforce, phishing scams and data breaches persist. Learn how to best safeguard your organization.

Sponsored by:

Zscaler View details

 
 
 

2:45 pm - 3:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Keeping Pace with Innovation, Chronologically and Economically

Today's digital evolution will take major enterprises twice as long and cost twice as much as initially anticipated. Companies will struggle with digital innovation as they realize the associated challenges, and the true cost of modernization. As such, leaders in smaller and more agile organizations have a great opportunity to be first to market, while those in larger organizations suffer through uninspiring, and potentially career limiting, short term results. 

Takeaways: 

  • How to deal with the fact that digital innovation is not cheap or quick 
  • Strategies for success in implementation planning 
  • Lessons learned from smaller organizations, where they have an easier time testing out new technology

Presented by:

Matthew Cox, Director, Data & Analytics, McAfee

 
 

3:15 pm - 3:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Going Mobile, Securely

The average employee uses at least 3 different mobile devices to access business data. This number has risen and so has the amount of company data that is being stored on each device. Each device represents another endpoint that needs to be secured. While mobile malware threats are low, it's expected that there will be a rise in data breaches directly related to mobile devices. Providing access to company data via a secure web application infrastructure with real-time vulnerability management is one way of reducing risk with mobile devices. 

Takeaways:

  • Mobile devices are generally considered safe means to access business data 
  • Employees use an average of three mobile devices, each is its own security challenge 
  • Data breaches through mobile devices are expected to increase

Presented by:

Randy Stroud, Information Security Officer, Hunt Companies View details

 
 
 

3:40 pm - 3:50 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:55 pm - 4:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Securing the Human Factor

The biggest fear is not the technology. Who is responsible for mistakes that take place using technology, which can potentially lead to a cyberattack? The majority of CISOs agree that an employee carelessly falling victim to a phishing scam is the most likely cause of a security breach. How do we guard against human error without limiting employee efficiency and productivity? 

Takeaways: 

  •  Are technologies vulnerable to user error? 
  • Phishing Scams are the biggest culprit for breaches. 
  • Training is essential to implementing new technologies at your organization.
 

4:25 pm - 4:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Innovation Partner Showcase


 

4:55 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks


Presented by:

Steve Harvey, Former CISO, BMO Financial

 
 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour