Boston CIO Executive Summit

November 16, 2021 | Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

November 16, 2021
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Boston's top CIOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today:

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

Boston CIO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Co-Chairs

Mona Bates

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
VP, IT & CIO

Arthur Harvey

Boston Medical Center
VP & CIO

Katrina Jagroop-Gomes

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
CIO - Gaming Commission

Jeff Lamoreaux

Global Partners LP
CIO

Chuck LoCurto

Bryant University
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Nick Perugini

GE Digital
CIO, TechCo

Deepa Soni

The Hartford
Chief Information Officer

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CIO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Boston CIO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


Governing Body Welcome Reception Session

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.


Keynote Sessions

Opening Keynote

 Details coming soon.

The Business Value of a SASE, Zero-Trust Journey

With people working remotely and most user traffic destined for SaaS and cloud, network security requires transformation. It’s no longer efficient or cost-effective to route traffic through the corporate network to apply security controls. Adopting a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Architecture while focusing on Zero-Trust principles ensures that your employees can be productive and secure working from anywhere.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • The economics and business case for a SASE journey
  • Best practices for implementing Zero Trust within a SASE architecture
  • The importance of granular Cloud and SaaS visibility in a SASE architecture

Closing Keynote

 Details coming soon.


Breakout Sessions

Maintaining A People-Centric Culture in a Hybrid World

 Details coming soon.

Featured Session hosted by Fortinet

 Details coming soon.


Executive Boardroom Sessions

Powering Human Connection

The world has become a very different place, and the way we work is forever changed. It took a major wakeup call to stir us into action. For most companies, the response to the challenge was about technology and digital transformation, but it should be more than that. It needs to center on driving the best possible human experience – sustaining human connection - so individuals and the companies they work for can thrive.

Join us to discuss how to:

  • Level the playing field for both in-office and remote employees so all experiences are equal
  • Bring together employee experience and customer experience to enhance productivity and increase customer satisfaction
  • Leverage the spectrum of no-low-pro code APIs to bring together all the ways people can work

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 (seating priority is given to CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Brooke Cordova at brooke.cordova@evanta.com.

Executive Boardroom hosted by Sprinklr

Details coming soon.

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 (seating priority is given to CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Brooke Cordova at brooke.cordova@evanta.com.

Dialing in the Data Ecosystem from Strategy to Delivery

“Data is at the core of everything we do.” Whether or not you relate to this Fortune 250 CIO’s decree, the struggle to be a well-oiled, data-driven enterprise is real. What opportunities has your organization missed along its data journey, and what strategic levers can you pull to drive competitive advantage? Learn what your CIO peers have achieved on the data forefront.

In this session you’ll consider:

  • Best practices for generating accessible, actionable data insights across the enterprise

  • Leverage points for executing on data strategy for short-term wins and long-term impact

  • Advanced analytics tools that improve decision-making, business process and customer experience

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 (seating priority is given to CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Brooke Cordova at brooke.cordova@evanta.com.

The CIO’s Roadmap - Security at the Center

Heightened cybersecurity risks of the last two years have proven security initiatives and business continuity planning must be ingrained in every enterprise’s corporate culture. CIOs must set an example, demonstrating a commitment to security, positioning it at the core of IT and enterprise roadmaps. 

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Building robust cybersecurity strategies that align with new business objectives and hybrid workforce models

  • Reconceptualizing cyber roadmaps to enable digital business rather than inhibit innovation

  • Tackle growing security threats against infrastructure through security awareness and threat intelligence

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 (seating priority is given to CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Brooke Cordova at brooke.cordova@evanta.com.


Peer-to-Peer Meetings Session

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


REGISTER

Returning to in-person conferences


We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines in addition to taking all practical steps on-site.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures will be subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please see below (under ‘more information’) for our current approach and planned onsite safety measures.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-877-901-6632. Please mention Evanta Boston Executive Summit to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $279 USD (plus tax) is October 24, 2021.

Your Community Partners


CIO Thought Leaders
Key Partner
Program Partners

Boston CIO Program Manager


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Brooke Cordova

Program Manager

brooke.cordova@evanta.com