Denver CIO Executive Summit

June 27, 2018, Hyatt Regency, Denver Tech Center

June 27, 2018
Hyatt Regency, Denver Tech Center

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Denver CIO Executive Summit.

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

Investing in your people and the right technologies

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Denver CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Alan Cullop

DaVita Inc.
CIO

Jamie Cutler

QEP Resources, Inc
VP & CIO

Glenn Dally

Molson Coors Brewing Company
CISO

Chuck Fredrick

NCM America’s Movie Network
CIO

Mike Kalac

The Western Union Company
CISO

Steve Oberg

DaVita Inc.
CISO

Sheryl Rose

Catholic Health Initiatives
CISO

Dawn Roth Lindell

Western Area Power Administration
SVP & CIO

Agenda


June 26, 2018

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

The Thoughtfully Ruthless Leader

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Val Wright

Global Leadership & Innovation Expert, Author of Thoughtfully Ruthless

What’s the greatest lesson Val Wright learned about innovation from her experiences with executives from Starbucks, LinkedIn, Financial Times and Google? Time and again she says she’s learned it’s not the economy, market conditions or competition that’s holding businesses back. The secret is locked inside how leaders ruthlessly (in a thoughtful way) manage their time, energy, and resources. Join Wright to learn how to focus your time and energy on products, profits and customers to catapult your long-term growth.

June 27, 2018 - morning

7:00am - 7:45am  Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Think Exponentially: Because Tomorrow is Today

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Marjan Mohsenin

Futurist

Singularity University

The confluence of exponentially accelerating technologies is fundamentally changing business, society and us in the coming decades. Marjan shares this disruptive, exciting reality on the horizon, how this rapid growth is empowering individuals and small companies to do what only governments and multi-national companies were able to achieve a few decades ago. She will introduce frameworks for understanding what exponential growth really means, and the different mindset, skillsets and leadership required to successfully navigate in this incredible time of change.



8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Redefining the Role of the CIO

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Brenda Horn

VP of IT and CIO of ECS and AIS

Arrow Electronics

As the business becomes more deeply ingrained in the digital world and other leaders begin spearheading technology initiatives, CIOs may find that their traditional domain has become fragmented and dispersed across many organizations. This blending of roles and responsibilities can either be seen as a threat or a call to action. Brenda Horn views it as the latter. Join this session as she reveals how to strategically elevate and evolve your role as a business leader who can look across multiple technology platforms and orchestrate their integration to achieve maximum value.

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Using Threat Intelligence to Improve Risk Management

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Chris Richter

VP, Global Security Services

CenturyLink

Cyber threats are becoming more pervasive, invasive, and sophisticated. While traditional risk management practices are vitally important, new tools and techniques can greatly improve the efficacy of risk assessments and the treatment of risks they identify. One rapidly evolving capability is the use of threat intelligence tools to identify at-risk systems and networks. But not all threat intelligence tools are the same. In his discussion, Chris Richter describes how to turn tactical threat data into a powerful threat management capability.

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Securing a Multi-Cloud Strategy

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Sue Lapierre

VP, Information Security Officer

Prologis

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Brad Beutlich

Vice President, West – Thales eSecurity

Thales

The next wave of cloud involves multiple environments, which begs the question: how do you securely orchestrate various architectures and policies? This session will address risk best practices, like containers and data gravity, and will highlight advantages, such as best of breed selection and disaster preparedness. Join this peer-led discussion about the top considerations for adopting a secure, multi-cloud strategy. Gain an understanding of how CXOs can become best-in-class brokers of services, eliminating the business’s worries about scalability, security and governance. 

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Security Without Borders - Mitigating the Risk of IoT

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Mark Hoekstra

Chief Information Officer

City of Greeley

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Bill Randall

Director of IT Infrastructure

MarkWest Energy Partners

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Mark Mckie

Area Vice President

Attivo Networks

IoT devices inherently have additional security risk based on their operating systems and connections to Wi-Fi networks, and the Internet. Therefore, cyber-attacks on IoT devices are inevitable and the resilience of devices and networks must be carefully considered. Segregation of valuable network assets may be the best way to protect them from attacks. However, are there other new ways to mitigate threats posed by IoT? In this peer group boardroom, discuss key strategies to mitigate your networks risk and improve detection capabilities against potential cyber threats.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Carving Out Space for Digital Transformation

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Sujan Turlapaty

Vice President, Digital Technology Office

Summit Materials

Can you transform a fast-growing heavy materials company with digital technology? For Summit Materials, the answer is “yes,” and they’re carving a transformational path to stay ahead of the curve. Listen in as Sujan Turlapaty describes how re-engaging customers with a cloud- and mobile-first strategy, empowering its workforce with data intelligence, and optimizing business operations with digital and IoT solutions is driving Summit’s global digital transformation. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to embrace technological advancements, put data first, and adopt a bimodal approach in their own transformative efforts.

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

The Future Belongs to the Intelligent Enterprise

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Michael Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board & CEO

MicroStrategy, Inc.

The intelligent enterprise is the ultimate data-driven organization. It harnesses traditionally counteractive forces – agility and governance, convenience and security, ease of use and enterprise functionality – to go beyond business intelligence and deliver transformative insights to every user, constituent and partner. Today, every forward leaning company is racing to become an intelligent enterprise. Why? Because organizations that build this intelligent edge over competitors will be the dominant force of tomorrow. Hear from MicroStrategy Founder and CEO, Michael Saylor, and map out how to transform your organization into an intelligent enterprise.

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Surveying the Cyber Risk Landscape

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Randall Frietzsche

CISO

Denver Health Medical Center

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Gary Sockrider

Principal Security Technologist

NETSCOUT | Arbor

When businesses look carefully at the source of cyber-attacks that dominate the daily headlines they find that the root cause can be traced back to one thing – a lack of basic security hygiene and risk analysis. In this peer-to-peer discussion, explore why cyber risk continues to remain a core challenge. For example, this boardroom will touch on security risks including new DDoS attacks and many other threats. You will come away with strategies and solutions that will help you keep your business safe and secure.

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

GDPR Compliance – You Don’t have to Compromise on Network Efficiency

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Brenda Horn

VP of IT and CIO of ECS and AIS

Arrow Electronics

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Alex Wood

VP, CISO

Pulte Mortgage

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John Hodges

VP of Product Management for Global Accounts

Ave Point

One of the biggest challenges for organizations that fall within the broad extra-territorial scope of GDPR, is transforming the legal requirements of GDPR into compliant and sustainable operational behaviors. Similarly, the threat of a breach – and the potential of losing customers’ private data – creates an added layer of complexity and an additional burden on the infrastructure of the network. In this session, CISOs and CIOs will discuss ways to ensure data integrity and explore methods to protect personal data whilst creating network efficiency. Hear from your peers as they discuss how the regulation could change and how companies can stay ahead of the curve.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

June 27, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Emerging Tech is Knocking — Do You Know What You’re Inviting In?

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Ken Lee

SVP & Chief Information Officer

Centura Health

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Nancy Phillips

VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Centura Health

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Sam Masiello

CISO

Gates Corporation

Emerging technology's potential for business enablement is seemingly limitless. It can introduce new revenue streams and novel ways of thinking, but it can also usher in new dangers and unprecedented opportunities for bad actors to cross the threshold. In this session, we visit the latest and greatest of cutting-edge technologies and discuss security considerations leaders should keep in mind before welcoming new technologies into the fold. 

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

The Influence Bullseye: How to Rapidly Increase Your Power of Influence

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Val Wright

Global Leadership & Innovation Expert, Author of Thoughtfully Ruthless

Join global leadership and innovation expert Val Wright for an interactive session where you will learn a practical approach you can immediately use that will increase the probability that you will get promoted, create dramatic results, and have magnetic follower-ship appear all around you with your Influence Bullseye. You will increase your power of influence with your CMO, CFO, CEO and other executive peers without getting lost in translation. Likewise this session will explain why it is not enough to be brilliant, you have to be brilliant at demonstrating your brilliance.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Advancing Analytical Opportunities

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James Malone

Product Manager

Google Cloud

In today's data-driven world, an organization's ability to derive actionable insights through analytics can become a make-or-break competency. Though, analytics-related endeavors like making sense of unstructured data and achieving true prescriptive insights proves challenging for even the most cutting-edge enterprise. This session covers how enterprises can incorporate new, data-rich technologies and highlights cross-industry advanced analytics use cases. Join to discover how enterprise leaders can best support the development and integration of advanced analytics.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Capturing the Value of Digital Transformation

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David Bessen

Director & CIO

Arapahoe County Government

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Sujan Turlapaty

Vice President, Digital Technology Office

Summit Materials

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Sean Wedige

VP, Solution Engineering

Rackspace

As IT continues to offer digital transformation to its clients, the importance of accurate measurement of benefits increases. Metrics once centered on gained efficiencies and reduced costs within IT, yet with innovations like virtualization and cloud migrations, IT leaders find that incremental benefits often occur in other business units. With benefits being realized outside the IT budget, how can IT leaders capture the value their teams surely provide? Join this peer-to-peer conversation to share insights into benefits realization and hear how other organizations have successfully tracked the value of digital transformation.

June 27, 2018 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Board Communications Workshop

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Sandra Neely

Chief Information Officer

Agrium Inc.

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Mark Hoekstra

Chief Information Officer

City of Greeley

Join this interactive workshop to deepen your understanding of effective board interactions. Two CIOs will guide small group discussions on how to prep for and deliver board briefings. Attendees should come prepared with thoughts in the following two areas and can expect to walk away with tangible takeaways they can put to use in their next board report-out.

  1. What are your most important board meeting preparation activities?
  2. How do you convey your point quickly and clearly during the presentation? How do you show metrics in an easy-to-digest manner?

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Deploying an IAM Governance Program

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Sam Masiello

CISO

Gates Corporation

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Larisa Thomas

CISO

City of Lakewood Colorado

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Phil McQuitty

Identity and Data Access Governance Analyst

SailPoint

Identity and Access Management (IAM) serves as a foundational piece of the enterprise security puzzle, and as the IAM landscape grows in complexity, the need to get it right becomes more pronounced. Join this session to discuss best practices in setting up and deploying an IAM governance plan. Conversation will cover how to root your plan into your overall IT roadmap, put forth a clear enforcement protocol and ensure the right players are in place for program permanency.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Metrics, Ecosystem Risk and the Measure of Security Success

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Ken Lee

SVP & Chief Information Officer

Centura Health

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Jeff Fithian

VP, Strategic Initiatives and CIO

DMC Global

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David Ortiz

Sr. Director of Sales Engineering

SecurityScorecard

The looming specter of cyber attackers and the vulnerabilities exposed through recent high-profile breaches highlight a dire need for enterprise-wide threat management. Effective security metrics are key to this holistic security strategy, but what numbers tell the right story? Join fellow security leaders to discuss challenges and successes in crafting impactful security metrics, measures that effectively define risks while supporting clear communication with senior leaders and key stakeholders.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

The CIO's Outlook on Cybersecurity

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Jamie Cutler

VP & CIO

QEP Resources, Inc

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Purnima Wagle

CIO

DCP Midstream

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Glenn Dally

CISO

Molson Coors Brewing Company

As the technology leaders of their organizations, CIOs own everything from staffing and infrastructure to emerging technology and cybersecurity. All are critical to enterprise success, so how do CIOs prioritize? This panel puts the focus on cybersecurity and addresses how CIOs view this piece of the puzzle in relation to other items under their purview. Panelists will discuss how cybersecurity is evolving within their priority spectrum and shed light on how they differentiate it from all else. You’ll hear the factors that affect their cybersecurity mindset and learn about the evolving relationship between CIOs and CISOs.  

4:20pm - 5:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hyatt Regency, Denver Tech Center

Your Community Partners


Presenting Sponsors
National Sponsors

Denver CIO Program Manager


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

Jacob Higdon

Program Manager

503-972-4442

jacob.higdon@evanta.com