November 14, 2016 / Governing Body Private Dinner

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Governing Body Private Dinner

November 15, 2016 / Conference

7:00am - 7:45am

Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

Fear Factor – IT Leaps Into the Void


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 

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.

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.

How Hybrid Approaches Are Changing the IT Landscapes and Transforming Businesses

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Rimini Street, Inc.

Barb Streubel
Krueger International, Inc.
Tony Vaden
ABC Supply Co., Inc.
Robert Lachs
Vice President, Central Region
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.

Leading the Pack—CIOs go Digital

Featured Session 

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.

11:10am - 11:40am

Networking Break

11:40am - 12:50pm Luncheon Keynote

Thriving in the Age of Digital Transformation

Keynote  sponsored by: EMC Corporation

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

Building a Platform for Disruption

Featured Session 

Shaleen Devgun
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, Schneider EVP & CIO Shaleen Devgun shares how a pragmatic mindset is imperative to keeping your organization competitive and forward-thinking in a rapidly evolving world.

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

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

Rendering Valid Stolen Credentials Useless

Emerging Provider  sponsored by: Vidder

Josh Pollock
Head of Enterprise Solutions
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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

The Human Factor in the Age of Cyber Conflict

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Arbor Networks

Paul Bowen
Principal Security Technologist
Arbor Networks
Kathy Lang
Marquette University
Shawn Lewis
Director, Information Security
Spectrum Brands, Inc.
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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.

The Changing Role of the CIO in the New Digital Reality

Featured Session 

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

2:50pm - 3:05pm

Game Changer 2

3:05pm - 3:20pm

Game Changer 3

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm Closing Keynote

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.

4:20pm - 5:00pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings