Agenda


November 19, 2015 / Governing Body Private Dinner


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

High-Flying Leadership for Turbulent Times

Dinner Keynote 

Major General Michael McGuire
The Adjutant General
Arizona National Guard
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The loss of public confidence in federal agencies due to internal scandals is real. Such scandals reflect failures of leadership and the abandonment of the basic tenets of public service. During his 30-plus years in the military, Maj. Gen. McGuire, a decorated fighter pilot, has developed a simple yet dynamic approach to leadership. He requires every individual under his command to do two simple things. However, enforcing them in the context of a large and diverse organization is complex. McGuire will share the success of his philosophy and discuss how you can use his approach to create lasting transformation.


November 20, 2015 / Conference


7:00am - 7:40am

Registration & Breakfast

7:40am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

The Human Layer – IT’s Greatest Asset

Keynote  sponsored by: Insight Enterprises, Inc.

Michael Guggemos
CIO
Insight Enterprises, Inc.
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A vexing question for Phoenix CIOs and CISOs alike is how to recruit, develop and retain top-level talent to transform critical business systems, utilize next-generation skillsets and infuse an innovative ethos. To make an impact on the company’s biggest priorities, the right team of people along with a vibrant culture in IT is a prerequisite. As companies hire from the same pool of people and compete in a crowded field, maintaining talent relevancy is an overarching strategy that works. Be challenged and inspired as Michael Guggemos offers up his thought leadership on the subject.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

Data MBA for CIOs – Moving From Monitoring to Optimization

Featured Session  sponsored by: EMC Corporation

Bill Schmarzo
CTO, Enterprise Information Management Practice
EMC Consulting
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The amount of data collected daily has reached an unprecedented volume, and data sets have become so complex that it is increasingly difficult to tease out insights. CIOs and business executives alike are looking for ways to mine the potential value of the data as they consider where and how to start their Big Data journey. What will tomorrow’s Big Data-ready architecture look like and what are the organizational ramifications? How can CIOs sustain a culture of data-driven decision-making? Bill Schmarzo, the “dean of Big Data,” brings his 30 years of expertise to Phoenix giving attendees a crash course in a Big Data MBA.

Partners in Risk – Transforming the Vendor Relationship

Featured Session  sponsored by: Accenture

Vaughn Hazen
CISO
Freeport-McMoRan
Jim Huddleston
Director, Information Security & Compliance
PetSmart, Inc.
David Jahne
IT Security, Sr Director
Banner Health
Bill Phelps
Managing Director, Global Practice Lead, Security Services
Accenture
Moderator
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The complexity of the cyberattack space is fostering an indirect problem: vendor risk. Whether by fault or mismanagement, third-party partnerships are causing many widespread breaches, causing CIOs and CISOs to investigate peer solutions. The glaring need to uncover and mitigate these risks instigated this discussion to better manage vendor partnerships through third-party risk assessments, breach insurance requirements and contractual liability language. Look forward to successful strategies on changing the vendor partner relationship for a more informed and secure business.

Hold the Umbrella of Security and Let the Business Pour

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Palo Alto Networks

Mike Lettman
CISO
State of Arizona
Tina Thorstenson
Asst VP & CISO
Arizona State University
Michael Moshiri
Director, Advanced Endpoint Protection
Palo Alto Networks
Moderator
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As businesses adopt the cloud to leverage long-term success, thorny issues arise for IT and IT security alike. In this interactive discussion, you will have the opportunity to explore key challenges and best practices around de-fanging and de-risking data, while utilizing and managing cloud-based technologies that strike a sensible balance between data security and business opportunity. Join this session and begin the blueprint for a grand unified architecture, allowing your enterprise to be nimble and stay dry as it navigates cloudy skies.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. This private, closed-door discussion encourages attendee participation and is limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CXOs).
To reserve your seat, please contact:
Monte Axtell at 971-271-6861or monte.axtell@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am

The Suns Revolve Around the Game

Game Changer 

Steve Reese
CIO
Phoenix Suns
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A unique merger of departments empowers IT to augment and enhancethe overall fan experienceof the game. iBeaconing, face recognition and social media converge to create a lasting impression.

This is the first of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value presentation will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

Identity and Access Governance 2.0 for Cloud, Big Data and Enterprise

Emerging Provider  sponsored by: Saviynt

Amit Saha
COO
Saviynt
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Reboot IAG by incorporating analytics, integrated controls and risk-based processes. Learn how organizations are embracing IAG 2.0 to secure critical data and access in as little as 30 to 90 days.

This is the second of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value presentation will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

From Chaos to Confidence – Proactively Reducing Cyber Risk

Emerging Provider  sponsored by: RiskSense

Srinivas Mukkamala
CEO
RiskSense
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It’s time to make sense of the nonstop flood of security posture data and threat intelligence. Learn compelling best practices to prioritize limited resources for the greatest reduction of risk.

This is the third of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value presentation will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

The Intersection of Agencies and Industry in the City of Cyber

Featured Session 

Donald Good
Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Division
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Deputy Assistant Director Donald Good will discuss the mission of the FBI’s Cyber Division, and give an overview of the FBI’s cyber program. The presentation will cover lanes in the road between the FBI and other federal agencies, the current cyberthreat landscape, the FBI’s international and domestic presence, and current initiatives with the private sector. Good will discuss challenges the FBI faces as cyberthreats continue to evolve and address how the private and public sectors can prepare their employees and companies against a cyber intrusion.

Untethered Transformation – Strategies of IT Process Innovation

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Rimini Street, Inc.

Alex Deshuk
Chief Innovation Officer
City of Mesa, AZ
Bryce Peterson
SVP, IT
Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
Hari Candadai
GVP, Product Strategy
Rimini Street, Inc.
Moderator
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Technology leaders are consistently challenged to leverage emerging technologies like social, mobile, cloud and Big Data, but how do they find the time or resources when the bulk of their focus is tied up in keep-the-lights-on projects? Studies show that IT leaders still spend 80—90 percent of their budget and time on ongoing maintenance, which leaves almost no residual space to focus on transformational initiatives or business growth. Join this interactive discussion to hear how technology leaders are fundamentally redesigning their processes and liberating resources from costly maintenance and ERP systems operations to reinvest in growth opportunities and innovation.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. This private, closed-door discussion encourages attendee participation and is limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CXOs).
To reserve your seat, please contact:
Monte Axtell at 971-271-6861or monte.axtell@evanta.com

Security Assurance in the Boardroom

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Tenable Network Security, Inc.

David Boynton
Director, IS & Compliance
Arizona Public Service Company
Todd Redfoot
CISO
GoDaddy.com
Matt Alderman
VP of Strategy
Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Moderator
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Certainly, the investments made in security products need to safeguard the organization. But are the products working or even fully deployed? How do you measure security success? Can you provide the board assurance that the right security investments have been made? In this moderated session, the current challenges of justifying security investments, measuring security assurance and reporting security metrics to the board are queued up to discuss. Join industry executives for a lively and insightful debate into the ever evolving role of the CISO to better align security investments with business initiatives.

11:10am - 11:40am

Networking Break

11:40am - 12:50pm Luncheon Keynote

Needle-in-a-Haystack World

Keynote 

Jeff Miller
Chief Security Officer
Honeywell Aerospace
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The haystack of data poses a challenge for monitoring and identifying the needle of nefarious activity. Whether using a flamethrower, metal detector or some other means, finding the needle is of utmost importance for Honeywell Aerospace. Building small and scaling incrementally allowed chief security officer Jeff Miller to develop a mature behavioral analysis use case with demonstrated results. Machine learning, fancy algorithms and advanced analytics play a significant role, but the tools and processes are what set Miller’s initiative apart.

12:50pm - 1:20pm

Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm Breakout Sessions

The CMO and CIO – Capturing the Customer

Featured Session 

Bill Halnon
SVP & CIO
Republic Services, Inc.
Jon Vander Ark
EVP & CMO
Republic Services, Inc.
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The business world is going through a fundamental change, thanks in large part to the advance of technology. In highly successful companies, the customer is king; and savvy marketing and sales executives are finding innovative ways to establish deeper relationships with their customers — winning their business and creating long-term loyalty. At Republic Services, this strategy is fully underway. The environmental services industry historically has been a follower of technical innovation. Now IT is at the forefront in the effort to reach customers and differentiate services. Join Jon Vander Ark and Bill Halnon as they discuss technological transformation in the ongoing battle for the customer.

Change Employee Security Behavior – or Else

Featured Session  sponsored by: PhishMe

Tom Gibb
Vice President
PhishMe
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The fact that nation-state actors and cyber criminals are targeting humans is not exactly breaking news to the security industry, and yet the human element of security is continually ignored. In many cases, the IT department doesn’t see the security value in employees, often providing posters and static training. It’s no surprise that efforts to change behavior have met lackluster results. This session will discuss methods to reduce human susceptibility against malware, drive-by and targeted phishing attacks.

Capitalizing on Cloud and Mobility – Strategies in the Digital Ecosystem

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Netskope

Rich Owen
Director of Information Security
Cable One, Inc.
Richard Shetina
CISO
Massage Envy Franchising
Dario DeBenedetti
Regional Director
Netskope
Moderator
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Changes are coming to the enterprise regarding how employees collaborate and how technology gives them an edge in the market. Organizations are increasingly deploying mobile devices, apps and cloud-based services, and are being rewarded with significant productivity gains, cost savings and higher customer satisfaction. How can IT leaders guide the business to capture the real benefits of these technologies without incurring undue risk? This boardroom session explores the impact mobility and cloud have on productivity, the effect of constant change in the mobile and cloud landscapes, and the challenges in balancing security with user experience.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. This private, closed-door discussion encourages attendee participation and is limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CXOs).
To reserve your seat, please contact:
Monte Axtell at 971-271-6861or monte.axtell@evanta.com

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm Breakout Sessions

Digital Capabilities Combined With Human Excellence Powers Transformation

Featured Session 

Sangy Vatsa
Unit CIO
American Express
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The industry landscape for customer service has changed. It is now more about care, relationship and loyalty. Today’s organizations must build agility, emotional touch and digital innovation into their DNA. In the new era of customer analytics, it is important to drive interaction between machine learning and human arbitration to understand customer journeys and create value with every interaction, whether it is digital, human or integrated. In this interactive session, Sangy Vatsa will create awareness about real-world examples driving a humanized digital approach and share how technology strategies can become business unit priorities.

Information Protection in the Trenches

Featured Session  sponsored by: IBM

Rich Owen
Director of Information Security
Cable One, Inc.
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CISOs have their heads down every day doing their best to safeguard information of their organizations, employees and customers. In tirelessly working to protect this information on top of their own “hill,” many have lost sight of the broader landscape of how we got to the Information Age. This presentation provides a timely historical and technological review of the continually evolving landscape that CISOs find themselves in today. Powered by this framework, Rich Owen defines the long sought after “silver bullet” for information protection success.

Building a Successful Audit Program to Keep Insider Threats at Bay

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Raytheon | Websense

Jeffrey Coe
Director and CISO
ON Semiconductor Corporation
Jason Lish
VP, Sec. Tech. & Ops.
The Charles Schwab Corporation
Kelly Harward
Director, Insider Threat Strategy
Raytheon | Websense
Moderator
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Insider threats encompass more than just the obvious data thief. According to the CERT Insider Threat Center, in 2014, 53 percent of organizations experienced some type of insider incident. While your IT system can be a witness, victim or enabler, insider threat is more than a technology problem — policy, process, controls, risk management, auditing and monitoring all play critical roles in managing this invisible yet very real vulnerability. Join your peers for this open discussion on managing and mitigating insider threats within your organization.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. This private, closed-door discussion encourages attendee participation and is limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CXOs).
To reserve your seat, please contact:
Monte Axtell at 971-271-6861or monte.axtell@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm Closing Keynote

Embracing Disruption One Innovation at a Time

Keynote  sponsored by: World Wide Technology, Inc

Todd Davis
CIO
Choice Hotels International, Inc.
David Jarvis
VP & CIO
Honeywell Aerospace
Ryan Smith
SVP, IT & CIO
Banner Health
Mario Balakgie
Director, Cyber Security
World Wide Technology, Inc
Moderator
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As 3-D printing is for manufacturing and drones are for logistics, the equivalent IT disruptor may be just around the corner. Future-proofing your IT operation may be tilting at windmills, but CIOs can hedge their strategies to ensure the flexibility and adaptation needed in today’s marketplace. How can businesses leverage emerging technologies to differentiate themselves from the competition? How does quick innovation ensure success in a disruptive marketplace? How can CIOs make sure their businesses are ahead of the curve? Join CIO practitioners as they share their perspectives on the front lines of disruption and venture into the present/future of IT.

4:20pm - 5:00pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings