November 14, 2016 / Governing Body Private Dinner

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

Disrupt or Get Disrupted – Business in an Exponential Era


Laura London
Technology & Workforce Futurist
Singularity University
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Technology is evolving at an exponential rate — so fast, in fact, that most of us, even technology leaders, struggle to truly appreciate what that means. Within our lifetime, computers will be smarter than the human brain. We’re just beginning to scratch the surface of what the power of technology truly can — and will — do. With technology beginning to pervade our lives in ways that only science fiction thought possible, what does the future of work and business look like? Futurist Laura London shares the incredible reality on the horizon, the impacts that these technologies will have on work and life as we know it, and what your organization can do to prepare for the changes ahead.

November 15, 2016 / Conference

7:00am - 7:45am

Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

Fear Factor – IT Leaps Into the Void

Keynote  sponsored by: Okta, Inc.

Thornton May
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As emerging technologies continue to impact all industries, C-suite IT leaders must stay abreast of oncoming trends and arm themselves with visibility into the future. No longer can businesses just be concerned about staying ahead of direct competitors. The usual suspects have expanded, thanks to web companies taking more of their models in-house and the uberization of transportation and workforce models in general. Start-ups are capitalizing on affordable entry points and agile scalability. Leading IT futurist Thornton May zeroes in on how IT leaders can create resilient road maps for the never-ending road of disruption ahead.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

Two Roads Diverged in a Wood: Agile Unites the Business and IT

Featured Session  sponsored by: Global Data Consultants

Gregory Chi
MGIC Investment Corporation
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Often, communication between the organization and IT could be summed up in one command: this is what we need you to do. But as IT leaders are increasingly looking to serve as integral partners, how can the old script be revised from command to conversation? On the journey from Waterfall to Agile, Greg Chi, SVP, CIO, MGIC Investment Corporation, realized agile could function as far more than just another delivery method. In this illuminating session, Chi explores how agile can serve as a pathway to create larger cultural change across the enterprise.

Leading the Pack—CIOs go Digital

Featured Session  sponsored by: Cylance

Blaise Beaulier
VP, Enterprise Projects & Support
Northwestern Mutual
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Technology has changed every aspect of the environment as we knew it. For companies looking to stay relevant, or hoping to remain successful, embracing and adapting radical new models of work will be paramount to survival. Cognizant of these mercurial dynamics and shifting consumer preferences, Northwestern Mutual turned to innovation and greater employee autonomy as guiding principles on their journey to digital transformation. Blaise Beaulier discusses how the execution of these principles, while continuing to remain true to key principles built over decades, will be instrumental for any CIO looking to help their established enterprise thrive in uncertain times.

How Hybrid Approaches Are Changing the IT Landscapes and Transforming Businesses

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Rimini Street, Inc.

Kerrie Hoffman
VP Global IT
Johnson Controls
Barb Streubel
Krueger International, Inc.
Kevin Maddock
SVP, Global Operations
Rimini Street, Inc.
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According to a recent Gartner survey, 82 percent of CIOs are taking a hybrid IT approach to transformation by investing in new applications and services to augment their existing on-premises ERP solutions. Why does a hybrid IT approach make sense in today’s business environment? How can you optimize spending on things like maintaining systems of record? How can investing in new systems of engagement further strategic-transformation initiatives? This interactive boardroom discussion will examine strategies and best practices for the CIO to become a more sophisticated evaluator of innovative business and technology investments, and how to multiply them.

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Home Grown – How to Cultivate IT Leaders

Featured Session 

Fawaz Rasheed
Trustmark Companies
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The need for IT talent and those who require it continues to climb. Given this shortage, how can IT leaders not only retain employees but help grow and develop them into the leaders of tomorrow? CISO of Trustmark Companies Fawaz Rasheed, offers a timeless solution: mentor your people, respect their work and encourage their growth. Rasheed emphasizes that business acumen, the ability to be a visionary leader and think analytically will be essential qualities for IT leaders and their teams in the ever-shifting IT landscape.

Security on Lockdown – Building Better Defense

Featured Session  sponsored by: FireEye

Fayyaz Rajpari
Global Solutions Architect
Mandiant, a FireEye Company
Thornton May
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Whether mitigating fallout from malware or securing data on the cloud, CIOs and CISOs have their hands full managing incident response processes. In the face of an overwhelming amount of information, IT and security teams must sort through countless new technologies as well as define new and changing roles and responsibilities. In this midst of all of the noise, how do you know if you have the correct level of preparation for your organization’s security risk, and what are the basics for building a cybersecurity defense center? Join Fayyaz Rajpari and Thornton May for the micro and macro perspectives on how and why you’ll want to build up your defenses.

You and Me and Everyone We Know – The Phishing Pandemic

Executive Boardroom 

Bob Amich
Global Mgr., IT Sec.
Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Larry Pedrazoli
Manager, Enterprise Security
Mike Warner
Oshkosh Corporation
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Seemingly no celebrity, politician, organization or government is immune to the relentless and dogged pursuit of phishing. What can organizations do to protect themselves from the endless onslaught of phishing attacks? Despite all the time, money and energy invested into fielding these threats, the number of attacks in 2016 alone has increased at a breakneck pace. Join this boardroom session to discuss best practices around combating attacks, risk mitigation successes and failures, and how to leverage resources — especially your own workforce — to create an intelligent and resilient force field.

11:10am - 11:40am

Networking Break

11:40am - 12:50pm Luncheon Keynote

Thriving in the Age of Digital Transformation

Keynote  sponsored by: Dell EMC

Brant Hummel
Field CIO
Dell EMC
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The seminal challenge facing all enterprise CIOs is creating the digital DNA needed to compete in this era of rapid disruption. To build this foundation, IT executives must make the business more savvy on the potential power of technology, must focus IT on innovative systems of engagement with customers and partners and must emerge as leaders in the digital transformation of the enterprise. Drawing on global experience and research, Dell EMC shares the tenets of successful IT leadership and offers new ways to embrace digital opportunity.

12:50pm - 1:20pm

Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm Breakout Sessions

The Changing Role of the CIO in the New Digital Reality

Featured Session  sponsored by: Palo Alto Networks

Dave Cotteleer
Harley-Davidson, Inc.
Jerry Fox
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
David Hotchkiss
Medical College of Wisconsin
Judy Lemke
CIO Emeritus

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Technology is enabling disrupters to challenge virtually every industry and long-standing business model. While CIOs are still responsible for daily operations and support, they increasingly find themselves defining and executing business strategy. In this environment, how does the CIO shift from ensuring the organization is not disrupted to serving as disruptor and innovator? Former Schneider EVP and CIO Judy Lemke moderates this panel on the evolving role of the CIO in an increasingly interconnected, digital world.

Think Your Network Is Safe? Check Your Printers

Featured Session  sponsored by: HP, Print Security Solutions

Jason O'Keeffe
Senior Security Consultant
HP, Print Security Solutions
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Where do printers fall in your current endpoint security practices? Most companies invest millions in protecting laptops, phones, servers and data centers but overlook the importance in securing their print infrastructure. Of those organizations that deploy print security, many report only having basic measures. Jason O'Keeffe will use real-world examples of how some of the most secure organizations are still lagging in their print security and share how he uses a new, proven framework to secure the print infrastructure. Come to this session to see how you can defend your printers from the next wave of security attacks.

The Human Factor in the Age of Cyber Conflict

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Arbor Networks

Kathy Lang
Marquette University
Joe Smits
Associated Banc-Corp
Paul Bowen
Principal Security Technologist
Arbor Networks
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With new technologies appearing almost daily, attackers have growing access to a constant stream of new tools, tactics and practices. This constantly expanding attack surface forces defenders to assess new technologies in an effort to protect themselves amid the ever-escalating arms race. Many organizations face an overdependence on technology and an under appreciation of the human nature and behavior of adversaries. The perceived solution—waves upon waves of machine-generated data to assess—succeeds only in muddying the process and breaking down the team. Join this session to discuss proactive approaches to identifying and mitigating threat force multipliers.

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 2:50pm Game Changer 1

Rendering Valid Stolen Credentials Useless

Emerging Provider  sponsored by: Vidder

Mike Cruger
Canada Sales Director
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Learn how a Fortune 50 company leveraged technology to eliminate risk from credential theft, eliminating their attack surface and creating a new layer of defense around business critical applications and valuable assets.

2:30pm - 3:20pm Breakout Sessions

Building a Platform for Disruption

Featured Session  sponsored by: Check Point Software Technologies

Brian Stuelpner
VP, Strategy, Planning, & Architecture
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In times of rapid change, IT leaders face the near-impossible task of designing for an uncertain future. With a constantly moving finish line, their struggle to add value to today’s enterprise while simultaneously enabling growth for tomorrow can lead to sleepless nights. To respond to this dilemma, Schneider looked to start-up principles — agility, flexibility, innovation and scrappiness — to transform its own organization. In this session on the necessity of self-disruption, Brian Stuelpner of Schneider shares how a pragmatic mindset is imperative to keeping your organization competitive and forward-thinking in a rapidly evolving world.

Cloudy with a Chance of Clarity

Executive Boardroom 

Dave Schecklman
Oshkosh Corporation
Manish Chawla
Assurant Health
David Privett
Sr Retail & Distribution Industry Consultant Commerce Leader
Sirius Computer Solutions
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Most IT leaders have accepted that cloud is the way of the future. While security concerns are often top of mind when considering a transition to cloud, the ability to reduce internal infrastructure and offer greater flexibility and agility are often too good to pass up. Nevertheless IT leaders are left to grapple with the terms of understanding the true total cost of ownership, integration and security models, and the impacts cloud has on master data management and supplier strategies and bench-marking. Join this interactive boardroom session to discuss the virtues and vices of embracing cloud.

2:50pm - 3:05pm Game Changer 2

Getting Started - Managing Third Party Cyber Risk

Emerging Provider  sponsored by: BitSight Technologies

Alex Ellis
Systems Engineer
BitSight Technologies
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Vendor risk management has become a major issue for businesses following major breaches traced back to third party vendors, suppliers and business partners. Join Alex Ellis of BitSight to learn best practices for third party risk vendor management.

3:05pm - 3:20pm

Game Changer 3

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm Closing Keynote

Leading Transformative Growth Across IT and Beyond


Peter Logothetis
SVP & Group CIO
Allstate Insurance Company
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Tasked with leading organizations through great change, articulating and executing strategy, and fostering an appreciation for transformation, CIOs truly serve as catalyst for an organization realizing its growth and development potential. In this illuminating closing keynote, SVP and CIO of Allstate Insurance Company, Peter Logothetis explores the ways in which CIOs can create innovative solutions to grow both the business and their careers, starting with networking beyond their borders and cultivate relationships across the enterprise. Join Logothetis as he shares success stories from within Allstate’s IT department and beyond.

4:20pm - 5:00pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings