CIO Southwest US Summit | June 24, 2021 | Virtual Summit - Real-time Online Conversations

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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.

 

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - CIO Southwest US Summit

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:30 am - 10:10 am

Keynote Panel

People, Process, & Platforms... Tech Must Change Before it is Too Late!
Many technologists have had their departments shift from being cost centers to revenue generators for their organizations. That isn't the only shift that is coming for tech executives. Margins are reduced and expectations are high. Innovation has to move faster. Leadership has to evolve. Risk has a whole new meaning in 2021. Business continuity is just one of many complex business challenges creating unanticipated market turbulence. Join us to gain insight into how tech leaders are turning complexity and chaos into real strategy execution initiatives. 
 
Key Takeaways: 
  •  Smarter Spending 
  • Customer and Employee Experience
  •  Leadership and Business Transformation

Presented by:

Michael Anderson, Chief Information Security Officer, Dallas County

 

Marty Ray, Chief Information Security Officer, Fossil Group, Inc.

 

Aakrati Adhvaryu, Director, Identity & Access Management & Cyber Security, Baker Hughes

 
 

10:10 am - 10:40 am

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Keynote

Challenge the rules of security: Transform the threat surface to proactive control

With the dramatic increase in distributed workforces and the growing adoption of cloud applications, companies face unprecedented levels of IP, data, and identity sprawl beyond the enterprise firewall. Every endpoint is an entry into your business, cybercriminals have more ways to break in than ever before, and human error on the inside is a constant risk. Historically, endpoint security has been a zero-sum gameâ?"with the odds inevitably stacked against IT. But rather than protect devices, what if you could just control the security of them? 

In this presentation, see how Chrome OS and Chrome Browser are secure by designâ?"embedding security into every workflow to provide proactive protection for users, devices, applications, and data, wherever work happens. This is cloud-first security control in the hands of the modern businesses that will thrive moving forward.

Sponsored by:

Google View details

 
 

Presented by:

Robert DeVito, Global Director, Chrome Customer & Partner Sales Engineering, Google

 
 

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

IT has to Change.....and Now!

Many technologists have had their departments shift from being 'cost centers' to revenue generators for their organizations. That isn't the only shift that is coming for IT and cybersecurity executives. Margins are reduced and expectations are high. Innovation has to move faster. Leadership has to evolve. Risk has a whole new meaning going into 2021. The energy sector has been as hard hit as anyone. 

Join Ismail Dandia and J.D. Miller as they talk about improving ROI while doing more with less. 

Presented by:

Ismail Dandia, IT Manager - Unconventional Shales, Shell View details

 
 
 

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

This will happen again: CX agility in a post-pandemic world

The disruption of a pandemic reveals broader CX trends that are escalating rapidly. We'll discuss agility and how CX organizations can prepare themselves for service in uncertain times.

Sponsored by:

Freshworks View details

 
 

Presented by:

Sam Eriksmoen, Sr Solutions Engineer, Freshworks

 

Executive Boardroom

Privileged Access Management Challenges When Moving to the Cloud

The move to broad-based remote work has accelerated many organizations business requirements to move more infrastructure and services into the cloud. Experts agree that the top priority for cloud migration should be data security and privacy. However, recent studies discovered that 70% of organizations experienced a public cloud security incident in the last year. With 80% of organizations predicted to migrate toward cloud, hosting, and colocation services by 2025, new attack surfaces will arise and create greater security vulnerabilities. 

To fully benefit from rapid technological transformation, it is imperative that enterprises embrace strategies for safeguarding their infrastructure and services both during and after cloud migration. In this session, we will discuss common challenges and the tools and strategies IT and security leaders are finding most effective for managing a secure transformation to the cloud.

Sponsored by:

Centrify View details

 
 

Presented by:

Jason Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Centrify View details

 
 
 

11:20 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Why Don't Security Professionals Know More about Identity and Access Management?

Having recently found myself in a role dedicated to IAM, I quickly learned there was a gap in my knowledge. With 15 years of cybersecurity experience, it never occurred to me how little I understand about this domain. Entitlements, provisionables, and requestables are just part of an entirely new language I've been learning. Let us discuss why there is a gap in our knowledge and what we can do to overcome it.


Presented by:

Cindy (Satterfield) Heiner, Executive Director, Cybersecurity & Technology Controls, JPMorgan Chase & Co. View details

 
 
 

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Rise of Next-Gen Software Supply Chain Attacks

Legacy software supply chain "exploits", such as Struts incident at Equifax, prey on publicly disclosed open source vulnerabilities that are left unpatched in the wild. Conversely, next-generation software supply chain "attacks" are far more sinister because bad actors are no longer waiting for public vulnerability disclosures. Instead, they are actively injecting malicious code into open source projects that feed the global supply chain. 

Join this fireside chat with Ax Sharma, Senior Security Researcher, Sonatype and Michelle Dufty, Senior Vice President, Marketing Sonatype to: 

 1) Understand software supply chain attacks and their impact on the open-source ecosystem 

 2) Deep dive into prominent real-world examples of dependency confusion, typosquatting and brandjacking malware 

 3) Learn how your organization can proactively protect itself against software supply chain attacks

Sponsored by:

Sonatype View details

 
 

Presented by:

Ax Sharma, Senior Security Researcher, Sonatype View details

 
 

Michelle Dufty, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sonatype View details

 
 

Executive Boardroom

Ransomware Becomes Deadly

The miniaturization of electronic gadgets, the IoT (Internet of Things) and the economization of tech production has enabled consumers to a wealth of information. That also means that bad actors also have new and ever increasing access to that data as well. This session dives into how ransomware will impact each of our organizations this year and how it has gone from being an expensive annoyance to something that can be deadly depending on your industry. 

 Key Takeaways: 

  •  Learn how to better defend against ransomware 
  • How to mitigate damage once targeted and quickly implement defense strategies
  • Explore how cloud storage can provide data protection with more flexible recovery options

Sponsored by:

Rubrik View details

 
 

Presented by:

Joshua Stenhouse, Field CTO - Security, Rubrik

 
 

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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The Right Hybrid Cloud Strategy Enables Agility at Scale

In today's world, there's a common thread connecting almost every organization across all industries and regions: uncertainty. Change - often disruptive - is happening faster. Customer demands rise for a more convenient digital experience, security threats are growing as cloud-based cyberattacks increased by 630% and a complex, ever-changing web of regulations extends from country to country. So, how can businesses digitally transform with cloud, while also ensuring they have a secure environment where customers' data is not compromised? The answer is clear: with a secure and open hybrid cloud architecture. This next-generation cloud architecture magnifies the benefits of cloud while simplifying IT operations, data access, interoperability, security, and more. 

 Takeaways: 

  • Strategies to future-proof your IT architecture that unifies an enterprise's existing cloud environments and creates a bridge to tomorrow's infrastructure 
  • How to gain flexibility and efficiency, and create a path to building faster, securely, anywhere 
  • Discover how to unlock value trapped by the inherent inefficiencies of the vertical cloud model

Sponsored by:

IBM View details

 
 
 

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Digital Twins and Digital Identity

Industry4.0 has brought all things connected, powered by tech and driven by sophisticated A.I models. Digital twin which is a living and breathing model of a physical asset has become a game changer and is being  applied to enterprise to understand existing models, identify bottle necks, optimize and accelerate innovation. It is equally important that Digital identity of a Digital twin is protected and regulated.

Presented by:

Rameshwar Balanagu, Head of Digital Automation, Avaya

 
 

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Forging the Future:

We've demonstrated that we can be incredibly productive in multiple constructs - together - and apart; so, how do we make sure that we get the most of both? We have an opportunity to reimagine how we use the space we work in and optimize our workforce and that's an exciting place to be. Zoom offers innovation that never stops - so that you can implement hybrid work in the optimal construct for your organization, your customers, and your partners. In this presentation we will discuss Zoom's vision for the future of hybrid work and how you can prepare your company for the reopening of the office and be successful in this new hybrid work model.

Sponsored by:

Zoom View details

 
 

Presented by:

Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO, Zoom

 

Executive Boardroom

Align Security and IT Operations to Dramatically Compress Vulnerability Resolution Time

With attack surface sprawl and growing numbers of vulnerabilities to address, security and IT teams are increasingly challenged to meet remediation targets. To overcome this problem, teams need an automated way of identifying and correlating the highest risk vulnerabilities with the right remediation steps.

Sponsored by:

HCL BigFix View details

 
 

Presented by:

Bret Lenmark, Director of Product Marketing, BigFix, HCL BigFix

 
 

1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

Not only technology evolving, the workforce is changing too

While digital transformation has fostered much of industry's attention, organizations also need to shift focus to changing workforce dynamics. In this session with Vikas Parikh, Chief Architect from LyondellBasell, we will explore how successful leaders and decision-makers understand that the only way to plan forward as a stronger company is by looking through an inclusive lens.

It has been proven that diverse and inclusive companies are proven to innovate more readily and succeed in driving digital transformation. A recent study by McKinsey reported that 'companies in the top-quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 21% more likely to outperform on profitability and 27% more likely to have superior value creation'. Yet why is progress so slow when we recognize the competitive edge?

  • Why do companies struggle to increase representation levels of diverse talent?
  • Implementing a hiring strategy is not enough - how can you put in place steps to overhaul your culture to ensure new hires feel welcome and can thrive?
  • Archaic stereotypes around job roles such as engineering need to change - how can we better articulate the variety a career in engineering can offer?

Presented by:

Vikas Parikh, Chief Architect, LyondellBasell

 
 

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Boardroom

Breaking the Chain: Interrupting Ransomware's Killchain

Ransomware is a clear and present danger to companies and global supply chains. With ransomware attacks crippling gasoline, food, and healthcare in the US, companies must pivot to a proactive approach to interrupting the kill chain whenever possible. Todd Carroll, CISO and former FBI Deputy Special Agent in Charge, gives an overview of how threat actors choose their targets, locate infiltration points, infect systems, and extort organizations. Leaving this session, you will know how to break the ransomware kill chain at multiple points.

Sponsored by:

CybelAngel View details

 
 

Presented by:

Todd Carroll, CISO & VP Operations, NA, CybelAngel

 
 

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

Thought Leadership

Building the future of customer engagement
As companies shift their focus from survival to recovery and growth in a post-pandemic world, those that continue to embrace a digital mindset will be uniquely positioned for success. This session will focus on why now is the right time to build the future of your business (with digital customer engagement as one strategic focus area) as well as discuss several key considerations and principles that will help you thrive in this new digital era.

Sponsored by:

Twilio View details

 
 
 

2:10 pm - 2:20 pm

Closing Remarks