Seattle

Seattle CDO Executive Summit

May 9, 2017

Grand Hyatt Seattle

Agenda

May 8, 2017 / Governing Body Private Dinner

6:00pm - 8:30pm Governing Body Private Dinner

The Thoughtfully Ruthless Leader

Dinner Keynote 

Val Wright
International Leadership & Innovation Expert, Author & Thought Leader
"Thoughtfully Ruthless"
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What’s the greatest lesson Val Wright learned about innovation from her experiences with executives from Starbucks, LinkedIn, Financial Times and Google? Time and again she says she’s learned it’s not the economy, market conditions or competition that’s holding businesses back. The secret is locked inside how leaders ruthlessly (in a thoughtful way) manage their time, energy and resources. Join Wright to learn how to focus your time and energy on products, profits and customers to catapult your long-term growth.

May 9, 2017 / Conference

7:00am - 7:45am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

Building Influence Through Business Storytelling

Keynote  sponsored by: Cylance

Nick Malik
Author
Stories that Move Mountains
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Are your words memorable? Are your ideas sticky? Are your messages clear and compelling? We all need to influence others, whether it’s our peers, senior executives, teams or partners. Business storytelling can make your presentations come alive. In this session, Nick Malik, author of “Stories That Move Mountains,” outlines a process anybody can follow. Employing a framework called CAST — Content, Audience, Story and Tell — Malik demonstrates the power of connection that takes place when information is delivered through a story.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

Trends in the Development of Cybersecurity Law

Featured Session 

Nicholas Oldham
Attorney
King & Spalding LLP
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As a seasoned cybersecurity lawyer, Nick Oldham is at the forefront of dealing with pressing cybersecurity and privacy issues through an attorney’s lens. Relying on real world examples, Oldham will discuss the expansion of corporate cybersecurity obligations in an ever increasing connected environment. The discussion will center around three key topics with related takeaways for CIOs, CISOs, and CDOs--the duty to provide security, the legal standard for that security, and the application of the duty and standard to evolving technologies.

Building the Disruptive Enterprise

Featured Session  sponsored by: Box

Jeetu Patel
SVP of Platform & Chief Strategy Officer
Box
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With greater access to resources and deeper institutional knowledge, enterprise-level organizations have long held a distinct competitive advantage over smaller, would-be interlopers. But increasingly, technology and all things digital have leveled the playing field for nimble upstarts seeking to disrupt and dislodge. Keeping pace in this digital landscape requires more than the band-aid of a new app or tool; IT leaders have to go deeper, fundamentally rethinking everything from products and processes to employee and customer experience. Jeetu Patel examines the challenges of enterprise transformation in the era of disruption and shares insights on aligning culture, process, and systems to reinvent the enterprise.

Find the Needle in the Haystack

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: IBM

Mark Greaves
Director, Analytics
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Chris Hankins
Cybersecurity Specialist
IBM
Moderator
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Finding actionable analytics and insight inside the noise of big data can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. While analytics can provide unprecedented insights into your organization, finding practical ways to use data intelligence can be mind-boggling. Ultimately, executives want to convert analytics into business processes and use the data for smarter decision-making. This adds value to the company’s bottom line. Join this discussion to explore how data can help you answer your toughest business questions, uncover patterns and generate breakthrough ideas.


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Sean Chalmers at 503-972-2166 or sean.chalmers@evanta.com.

CIO and Re-Invention of Work

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Sprint Business

Anja Canfield-Budde
Interim Associate Vice President, Information Management
University of Washington
Chris Van Liew
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Seattle University
Jan Geldmacher
President
Sprint Business
Moderator
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Today’s changing workforce is forcing many companies to rethink where, when and how work takes place. One of the biggest challenges in an environment defined by continual reinvention is being fast enough to pivot. Winning companies and their CIOs know they have to do more to attract, enable and manage their workers. It’s time to stop buying tech and start engaging employees and empowering them to learn new ways of working. This session will explore ways that new business models and mobility are redefining workflows, and how the CIO can create a turbo-charged culture of engaged employees across generations in the new workplace.


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Sean Chalmers at 503-972-2166 or sean.chalmers@evanta.com.

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Crafting a Compelling Narrative for the Board

Featured Session  sponsored by: GCI

Paul Moulton
EVP & CIO
Costco Wholesale Corporation
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IT executives experience a host of challenges when presenting to the board. The inherent complexity of technology initiatives make them challenging to explain in layman’s terms. IT also can be viewed as a necessary evil, regularly requesting a larger budget. How do technology leaders convey the right sense of urgency without scaring the board? And if they get buy-in, how do they spread that message throughout every level of the organization? Longtime Costco CIO Paul Moulton shares his thoughts on crafting a compelling narrative to effectively communicate to the board.

Next-Generation Endpoint Protection

Featured Session  sponsored by: SentinelOne

Chris Bates
Principal Architect
SentinelOne
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In today’s hyper-connected world, user endpoints and servers alike are exposed to an expansive volume of cyberthreats. The key to effective endpoint protection lies in the ability to dynamically detect malicious behavior across all attack vectors and respond intelligently at machine speed, all through a single, easy-to-manage platform. Join this session as we discuss the strategies that enterprises are now employing in their quest to reduce the risk of a data breach.

Get Secure. Stay Secure.

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: NSS Labs

Daric Schweikart
VP & CIO
Flow International Corporation
Mike Spanbauer
Vice President, Strategy
NSS Labs
Moderator
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Attackers are constantly challenging your defenses by morphing their tactics and adopting new evasion techniques at a record pace. Enterprises are investing more money in security products and “intelligence” but are still finding themselves behind the eight ball when it comes to cyberthreats. The struggle to get ahead and stay ahead of the ever-evolving cyberthreat landscape is overwhelming. The security defenses protecting you today might not protect you tomorrow, and you need a way to continuously validate your cybersecurity posture. Join this conversation to discuss how your organization can get secure, and stay secure.


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Sean Chalmers at 503-972-2166 or sean.chalmers@evanta.com.

Cloudy With a Chance of Risk

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Palo Alto Networks

Agnes Kirk
CISO
State of Washington
Lynne Pizzini
CISO
State of Montana
Matt Keil
Product Marketing Manager
Palo Alto Networks
Moderator
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The evolution of cloud technologies, advanced third-party solutions and software-as-a-service offerings have been steadily transforming the enterprise, allowing for greater flexibility and advanced customization of the IT environment. The ascendance of these tools has also introduced myriad challenges to CISOs charged with securing critical data. As organizations look to the cloud, they must also weigh the risks of migrating data in an increasingly threatened world. How can data in the cloud be secured? How does the risk-minded organization evaluate and trust the security posture of their vendor partners? This session will examine the benefits, threats and challenges of the new cloud business.


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Sean Chalmers at 503-972-2166 or sean.chalmers@evanta.com.

11:10am - 11:40am

Networking Break

11:40am - 12:50pm Luncheon Keynote

Turn Employees Into Consumers

Keynote  sponsored by: PKWARE, Inc.

Brian Abrahamson
CIO
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Office technology used to be superior to what could be found at home. Today, that dynamic has flipped. In Brian Abrahamson’s view, we’re all consumers — so why shouldn’t our work experience mirror our personal technology choices? Pacific Northwest National Laboratory redesigned its IT department to create a frictionless experience for its 4,500 employees. Abrahamson takes you inside the consumer mindset and breaks down how PNNL reimagined and transformed how its employees interact with technology.

12:50pm - 1:20pm

Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm Breakout Sessions

Session Details Pending

Featured Session  sponsored by: Dimension Data

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Session details pending.

Think Your Network Is Safe? Check All Your Endpoints

Featured Session  sponsored by: HP Inc. Print Security Solutions

Jason Carney
Senior Security Advisor
HP Inc. Print Security Solutions
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While you invest time, resources and millions of dollars in protecting endpoints and network perimeter, are you addressing one of the largest footprints of your network? You may be allowing hackers and malware to take the easy route to your organization’s network and data. Jason Carney will share real-world breach examples of how some of the most secure organizations are still lagging in overall security for critical endpoints like printers. Carney will share best practices on how to secure these valuable endpoints in the most effective way.

Seeking Security While Protecting Privacy

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Thales

Darren Challey
CISO, Amazon Fulfillment & Operations
Amazon.com
Alex Di Giacomo
CISO
Sound Transit
Sol Cates
Vice President of Technology Strategy
Thales
Moderator
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Whether across platforms or across the world, the free flow of data is crucial for the success of modern enterprise. Yet one weak link in that chain can release sensitive client or internal information that can send an organization into crisis. It is the CISO’s job to optimize both security and privacy — a task made more difficult by the endless channels through which today’s business is done. Join this roundtable as cybersecurity leaders discuss the challenges and best practices for protecting private data while enabling business success.


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Sean Chalmers at 503-972-2166 or sean.chalmers@evanta.com.

Leverage a Multi-Cloud Strategy

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: CenturyLink

Jim Gibson
Director, IT Security
Weyerhaeuser Company
Vanessa Pegueros
VP & CISO
Docusign
Jeff Katzen
Director of the Cloud Practice
CenturyLink
Moderator
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Though the benefits of cloud computing have been touted for years, it’s still in its infancy. Most organizations are just beginning or in the middle of their cloud journeys. Many organizations are mixing and matching a patchwork of cloud solutions for the best possible infrastructure, services and platforms for their businesses. But managing solutions across different cloud environments and from different vendors isn’t easy. This discussion explores how companies are tackling this problem to achieve successful multi-cloud deployment.


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Sean Chalmers at 503-972-2166 or sean.chalmers@evanta.com.

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm Breakout Sessions

An IT Company with Trucks and Planes

Featured Session  sponsored by: AppDynamics

Jonathan Cannon
Vice President of Information Security & Risk Management
UPS
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There’s very few manual things left in the world of UPS — everything is IT supported. Knowing that these systems will inevitably become compromised, UPS has focused on removing doubt of what to do when a breach happens. With this approach, employees feel more comfortable with what’s at stake across the entire ecosystem. Instead of IT living in a silo of responsibility, employees are aware that their decisions and behaviors have an impact on the entire organization. The conversation has changed from punitive to personal accountability. Security isn’t an IT item — it’s a UPS item.

Nordstrom Finds Its Niche in the Cloud

Featured Session  sponsored by: Amazon Web Services

Steven Halliwell
Director
Amazon Web Services
Ken Schow
VP of Infrastructure Platform Engineering
Nordstrom, Inc.
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Join Amazon Web Services and Nordstrom to hear how Nordstrom is using cloud technologies to transform and scale its organization and hit business objectives. Nordstrom’s Ken Schow will describe the luxury department store’s journey to the cloud, what inspired it to consider cloud technologies and how it selected its provider. You’ll learn outcomes that accelerated Nordstrom’s success and hear real-world examples of how it developed an efficient platform that drives innovation.

Unlock Your SIEM's Potential With Security Analytics

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Securonix

Nathaniel Callens
CISO
Alaska Air Group, Inc.
Carlos Melvin
Director, Information Security
REI
David Swift
Principal Architect - Security Analytics
Securonix
Moderator
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Many organizations have invested heavily in SIEM event monitoring software. While these solutions are effective for event collection, they’re not built for threat detection and tend to flood analysts with false alerts. It is possible to add behavior analytics and machine learning capabilities to your existing SIEM in order to generate intelligence on critical threats against the entire IT environment. Join this session to discuss how to create an integrated platform that accurately predicts, prevents and detects threats in real time.


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Sean Chalmers at 503-972-2166 or sean.chalmers@evanta.com.

Empowering Innovation While Securing the Business

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: VMware

Irwan Tjan
CISO
Expedia, Inc.
Jesus Unzueta
SVP & Global CIO
TrueBlue, Inc.
Kevin Lees
Chief Technologist, IT Operations Transformation
VMware
Moderator
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Today’s enterprises operate a world of many clouds. Private clouds can support innovation in the business, and public clouds can be a healthy part of an enterprise-class infrastructure. With a multi-cloud reality, though, comes with several challenges. As IT and business users add more cloud services and providers, incompatibility between them creates new silos — which present connection and security issues. IT leaders must deliver the environment and cloud flexibility the business needs, but with the visibility, security and governance the company requires. This discussion explores cloud strategies that strike the right balance between flexibility and control and in turn, empower your organization’s innovation and agility.


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Sean Chalmers at 503-972-2166 or sean.chalmers@evanta.com.

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm Closing Keynote

Reinventing Brand “Public Service”

Keynote  sponsored by: Tanium

Michael Cockrill
Chief Information Officer
State of Washington
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When Michael Cockrill was tasked by the governor to transform IT, he looked toward changing the culture. To attract and retain talent in a market where technology companies are prominent and competition is fierce, Cockrill worked with his team to rethink workspace layouts, work schedules, recruiting and organizational philosophy. Employees signed a constitution of “Holacracy” and embarked on an experiment in employee self-management. Since taking over the CIO role four years ago, Cockrill has seen the internal culture go from embattled to inspired. Employees are ready to do what they came to government for — make a difference in people’s lives.

4:20pm - 5:00pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings