November 19, 2014 / Governing Body Private Dinner

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

What Role Must Corporate Leaders Play in Building a 21st Century Workforce?

Dinner Keynote 

Jay Banfield
Founding Executive Director
Year Up
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U.S. businesses face a shortage of millions of skilled workers — even as millions of ambitious young adults, “Opportunity Youth,” are disconnected from stable career pathways and the mainstream economy. In this session, Jay Banfield, founding executive director of Year Up Bay Area, will describe an emerging model for identifying, developing and harnessing untapped entry-level talent. The usual actors — traditional post-secondary institutions and social sector organizations — cannot address this social, economic and corporate issue alone. To build competitive advantage and sustain economic growth, corporations have an essential role to play in this new integrated world of credentialing, training and continuous learning.

November 20, 2014 / Conference

7:00am - 7:45am

Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

Security Lessons Learned – Enterprise Adoption of Cloud Computing

Keynote  sponsored by: HP Enterprise Security Products

Jerry Archer
Founding Board Member
Cloud Security Alliance
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Most technologists agree that cloud is the most prominent infrastructure as a service in today’s marketplace. But there are still strategic issues around cloud security assurance. This keynote presentation provides insight into the experiences of several large enterprises as they made the journey into the cloud. Jerry Archer, founding board member of the Cloud Security Alliance, will discuss the challenges, opportunities and solutions to provide security assurance in the cloud, the problems that remain for the industry to solve and the efforts undertaken by Cloud Security Alliance to build the trusted cloud ecosystem.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

IT Security and the Next Generation Skillset

Featured Session 

Don Devine
Sr. Director & Chief Data Protection Officer
Kim Jones
SVP & Chief Security Officer
Jeff Snyder
Vaughn Hazen
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The gap between business needs and available security professionals is ever increasing. The talent shortage must be addressed head-on in order to narrow the skills gap. CISOs must adopt an adaptive mindset, grow security talent within their organizations and foster the human pipeline to get the work done. They must identify the highly valued skills, and proactively train and nurture these behaviors. In this interactive discussion, panelists share their forward-thinking ideas on planning and maintaining a skilled security workforce that’s sustainable for years to come.

Leveraging the Cloud, Big Data and Collaborative Innovation to Drive Marketing Success

Featured Session 

Jeff May
SVP, Marketing
Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
Bryce Peterson
Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
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Marketing in today’s economy requires more than just a strong brand and excellent products or services — companies must also meet customers on their terms with a compelling, targeted message while simultaneously keeping costs in check. How can IT and marketing work together to drive market share and revenue to meet these increased demands? In this session, Jeff May and Bryce Peterson share how trusting in their respective teams’ strengths and building a strong business partnership resulted in breakthrough innovations with leading-edge technology to significantly improve business results.

Modern Threat Defense – Hiding in Plain Sight

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Unisys Corporation

David Boynton
Director, IS & Compliance
Arizona Public Service Company
Jason Lish
VP, Sec. Tech. & Ops.
The Charles Schwab Corporation
John Stubbs
VP, Stealth Software Channel
Unisys Corporation
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With many types of advanced malware creeping through networks almost undetectable, CISOs are working on combat strategies. Does this evolution mean legacy security tools — anti-virus, advanced malware protection, IDS, IPS to name a few — are no longer useful? How can security organizations defend against consumer devices and “bring your own apps” that are now running on their networks? This discussion will examine the continued usefulness of old tools and explore how one of the oldest tools around — risk analysis — can be used together with properly implemented encryption to hide an organization’s most valuable assets as part of a modernized defense posture.

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:
Monte Axtell at 971-271-6861 or

9:50am - 10:10am

Networking Break

10:10am - 11:00am Breakout Sessions

Out With the Old Architecture, In With the New Analytics

Featured Session 

Justin Replogle
Sr Director, BI & Technology
Honeywell Aerospace
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In 2011, Honeywell Aerospace’s architectural environment was painful to maintain, failed to provide accurate levels of service and wasn’t sustainable for long-term growth on a global scale. With the support of the Aerospace president, Justin Replogle and his team have been on a journey to equip the organization with analytic capabilities that focus like never before on strategic business. They are now able to support the global business with improved cycle time, increased levels of reporting and new self-service capabilities. Join this discussion to learn how Replogle and his team transitioned into the world of analytics and have seen colossal business changes as a result.

Cyber Analytics – The New Security Dimension

Featured Session  sponsored by: World Wide Technology, Inc

Mario Balakgie
Director, Cyber Security
World Wide Technology, Inc
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As cyber threats grow more sophisticated, so does the need for greater intelligence driven indicators and visibility. The traditional network protection methods of blocking and preventing against known threats has become ineffective against today‘s attackers. Organizations must now consider how the use of advanced cyber analytics can be leveraged to not only detect unknown threats, but also rapidly respond. This presentation shares insights into cyber analytics protection concepts to detect and thwart real, current attackers. It will define how an advanced, cyber analytics capability can overlay existing network security architecture to address the new threats we face.

Driving the Digital Transformation

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Jive Software

Jason Grovert
The Ryland Group, Inc.
Ryan Smith
Banner Health
John Schneider
Senior. Director, Product Marketing
Jive Software
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As the hype around buzzword technologies like social, mobile, cloud and Big Data dies down, a clearer picture of the tangible benefits and value of these technologies has emerged. From this new vantage point, IT organizations must seek the best strategies for leveraging these technologies to deliver on their promise and potential. This digital transformation impacts key areas of IT: the technology stack, the necessary skill sets and the organizational structure. This session will be a road map for IT leaders navigating this new era of transformation.

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:
Monte Axtell at 971-271-6861 or

11:00am - 11:30am

Networking Break

11:30am - 12:30pm Luncheon Keynote

Making the Commitment to Meaning-Based Leadership


Peter Weis
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As company officers and IT leaders, CIOs must employ a multifaceted set of skills, from change management to delivering business value to shareholders. Peter Weis, CIO of Matson Navigation, sees the role as results-based and states that “CIOs must deliver in the CEOs' eyes. Period.” Despite the pressures and demands of the role, how does the CIO find true meaning in their work? Weis commits to meaning-based leadership, a style that promotes professional enrichment, as well as emotional fulfillment and intellectual growth. In this talk, he shares tools, skills and actions for IT leaders to balance meaningful work with good business.

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Networking Break

1:00pm - 1:50pm Breakout Sessions

The Radical Power of Common

Featured Session  sponsored by: Insight Enterprises, Inc.

Michael Guggemos
Insight Enterprises, Inc.
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Speed and agility define today’s business. To remain relevant, executives must make informed decisions at a rapid pace, often with long-term implications. To be successful, CIOs need to share the same business vision as their peers and CEO. This means transforming from a back office technical team to a peer engagement partner. Through a series of case studies, Michael Guggemos shares Insight’s transformational journey. CIOs will leave with practical examples of resilient and flexible architecture, durable standards, and practical models for partnership with demonstrated business benefit.

Building Security From the Ground Up

Featured Session 

Rajat Sen
Sr. Mgr., IS
Republic Services, Inc.
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The last five years have seen a significant change in the technology and risk landscape across industry segments. Building a security and compliance function today is very different from building one five years ago. IT consumerization, changing business needs, and large-scale security breaches have changed the security landscape permanently. Security technology has also come a long way in addressing some of these challenges. Security awareness, management reporting and communications have become increasingly important. This session is going to talk about building a security program to meet the security and IT compliance needs of the organization today.

Securing Your Assets With Predictive Analytics and Data

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Booz Allen Hamilton

Bashar Abouseido
VP, IS Risk Mgmt., CISO
The Charles Schwab Corporation
Tina Slankas
Cyber Security Coordinator
City of Phoenix
Jacob Norwood
Operations & Collections Director, Cyber4Sight Predictive Analytics
Booz Allen Hamilton
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While companies rally to gain situation awareness after a cyber breach, many come to understand that anticipatory threat intelligence, in addition to perimeter defense, can provide actionable insight in getting ahead of the attacker. In this boardroom, Jason Escaravage will moderate a discussion on how predictive analytics and technical intelligence can lend insight into the methods of an attack, inform in the indicators of compromise, and show how applied human intelligence allows greater understanding of motivations, intentions, objectives and capabilities of real threat actors. This session promises to provide insight to ensure companies remain safe and keep their data secure in the growing threat environment.

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:
Monte Axtell at 971-271-6861 or

1:50pm - 2:10pm

Networking Break

2:10pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions

Unlocking Analytic Capabilities

Featured Session 

Bill Carlson
SVP, Performance Analytics
Choice Hotels International, Inc.
Robert Crossley
VP, IT Operations
Choice Hotels International, Inc.
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In today’s competitive, corporate marketplace, organizations can no longer afford to opt out of Big Data and analytics. Business heads need real-time statistics to inform decision-making, set realistic goals and outline key performance indicators. At Choice Hotels, Robert Crossley, VP of IT operations, partnered with Bill Carlson, senior VP of performance analytics, to build out a business-accessible data infrastructure that creates sophisticated dashboards, predictive models, and data sets that are user friendly for the non-technologist. In this featured session, Crossley and Carlson discuss their partnership story and how they’ve leveraged executive analytics on a daily basis to drive the business forward.

Leveraging Your Existing Technology to Drive The Business Forward

Featured Session  sponsored by: Radiant Logic

Mark Wilson
Director, Strategic Development
Radiant Logic
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IT strives to be a part of the business rather than apart from the business. In this discussion, Mark Wilson will present five use cases of how IT departments have used identity infrastructure projects to drive top-line revenue for their business.

Identity has traditionally been considered a cost-saver, proving its ROI by reducing man-hours needed for important services. Though certainly true, having a 360-degree view of your employees, partners, and customers can deliver revenue generating applications and projects faster and more effectively, driving not only revenue but green lights for your identity projects.

The CIO and the Reinvention of Work

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Sprint Business

Caren Shiozaki
TMST, Inc.
Gordon Wishon
Arizona State University
Wayne Ward
VP, Business & Product Development
Sprint Business
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Ideas about the where, when and how of work are changing, and 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 than manage and enable 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:
Monte Axtell at 971-271-6861 or

3:00pm - 3:20pm

Networking Break

3:20pm - 4:00pm Closing Keynote

A Brave New World – The Next Generation of CIO/CISO Partnerships


Mike Lettman
State of Arizona
Aaron Sandeen
State CIO & Deputy Director
State of Arizona
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In 2014, CIOs and CISOs no longer operate in separate silos. Technology’s heavy-handed influence on business transformation compels the two roles into a critical partnership. CIOs increasingly rely on CISOs to help drive business innovation while CISOs rely on the support of IT to elevate the visibility of information security in their companies and community. Join this lively keynote as CISO Mike Lettman and CIO Aaron Sandeen from the State of Arizona discuss their innovative techniques to drive collaboration and seamlessly unite disparate areas of the business.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings