Denver CIO Executive Summit

June 11, 2019, The Westin Denver Downtown

June 11, 2019
The Westin Denver Downtown

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

National CineMedia
CIO

Randall Frietzsche

Denver Health Medical Center
CISO

Mike Kalac

The Western Union Company
Interim Chief Information Officer

Chris Laping

Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bagels and Author, “People Before Things”
Chief Innovation Officer

Sam Masiello

Gates
CISO

Steve Oberg

DaVita Inc.
CISO

Purnima Wagle

DCP Midstream
CIO

Agenda


June 10, 2019

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body members host this dinner to launch the event with an evening of peer networking.

June 11, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Inspiring Crazy Loyalty

Chris Laping headshot

Chris Laping

Chief Innovation Officer

Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bagels and Author, “People Before Things”

Despite recent progress, the idea persists that IT is still somehow not an equal player in the business. In reality, IT and security professionals are the ones who can drive game-changing outcomes and inspire crazy loyalty in the communities they serve. CIOs and CISOs must embrace a fundamental mind shift to evolve not only their roles, but the perception of their roles, build a powerful brand for themselves and become transformative change leaders. In this keynote, Chris Laping will challenge you to consider:

  • Aligning expectations of IT and security with the overall business strategy
  • How CIOs and CISOs can rebrand their role to have a seat at the table
  • Shifting IT and security to be seen not as a function, but as an experience

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  CIO Featured Session

Achieve 100% Analytics Adoption with a New Class of Enterprise Intelligence

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Marge Breya

Senior EVP & CMO

MicroStrategy, Inc.

Despite having access to a wealth of data, enterprises still struggle to effectively deliver trusted insights to the entire workforce—preventing them from realizing the full value of their data investments. Overcoming this challenge takes pervasive adoption of trusted analytics.

This session will cover:

  • Mastering the next wave of Enterprise Intelligence with zero-click analytics
  • Empowering your workforce to get more from tools they use, every day
  • Using mobile productivity apps to impact every business role and function


9:00am - 9:50am  CIO Executive Boardroom

Transforming the IT Value Chain

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Ron Batra

Executive Consultant - Inspire

ServiceNow

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David Bessen

Director & CIO

Arapahoe County Government

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Christian Winward

CIO

FirstBank of Colorado

As technology continues to be the primary driver of business capability, CIOs have stopped being looked to as simply providers of internal technical support. IT executives must modernize the enterprise to move to value-based, iterative approaches to technology implementation and utilization while also driving cultural change. This session explores:

  • Enterprise platform strategy vs. siloed, single-purpose technology stack
  • How do CIOs align IT investments to business top priorities?
  • How does IT make smarter decisions with real-time analytics across the entire IT value chain?


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jacob Higdon at jacob.higdon@evanta.com or 503-972-4442.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  CIO Featured Session

Secure and Agile — Building an Organization to Support a Cloud Transformation

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Mike Kalac

Interim Chief Information Officer

The Western Union Company

Transforming technology is just as much a people change as it is a business one. That's why Mike Kalac of Western Union took his technology-centric organization and created a product aligned organization focused on creating end to end accountability that enables modernization.

In this session, Mike will share how he:

  • Approached creating an organization with end to end product focused accountability
  • Restructured and realigned his team based on skill set and job function 
  • Created a Cloud Center of Excellence
  • Ensured security was embedded and supported along the way

10:20am - 11:10am  CIO Executive Boardroom

Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise — A CIO Roundtable

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Rick Zeni

CIO

Frontier Airlines

Chris Laping headshot

Chris Laping

Chief Innovation Officer

Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bagels and Author, “People Before Things”

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Marge Breya

Senior EVP & CMO

MicroStrategy, Inc.

Enterprises aspire to maximize their return on investment from data, and to quickly take advantage of the latest innovations in analytics, mobility, cloud, and AI/machine learning. Yet too many organizations struggle with disparate data systems, inconsistent data, closed architectures, and tools that only empower a fraction of the workforce. In this peer-driven discussion, discover:

  • What industry leaders are doing to overcome these challenges and transform their businesses
  • How to apply the right tools and structure to balance counteractive forces, such as agility vs. governance
  • How to empower individuals and teams with access to those tools, while establishing a single version of truth


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jacob Higdon at jacob.higdon@evanta.com or 503-972-4442.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

June 11, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Executive Networking Reception

Networking Lunch

 Join the Governing Body for a lunch and interactive networking.

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CIO Featured Session

Meeting the Demands of Digital with Business Model Transformation

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David Bessen

Director & CIO

Arapahoe County Government

According to David Bessen, CIO of Arapahoe County, a successful digital transformation does more than automate existing processes or make the current processing faster. Serious (or real) transformation involves new ways of doing business. In his case, the County IT Department developed software that speeds processing by 92% and generates revenue for the county by providing the software as a service to other counties in Colorado.

Join this session to learn how David:

  • Leveraged his team’s digital transformation efforts to create a valuable product for Arapahoe County
  • Sold the idea of data and application sharing benefits to both internal consumers and other counties
  • Created a revenue stream for the IT Department
  • Launched a repeatable business model that lowers the cost and improves the quality of government services

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CIO Executive Boardroom

Enabling Tomorrow’s Mobile Workforce

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Douglas Wadkins

Vice President

T-Mobile for Business

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Gauri Kapur

Vice President, Software Development and Business Intelligence

National CineMedia

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Rodney Fullmer

CTO Arrow Global Services

Arrow Electronics, Inc.

The network of the future tackles more than just our need for speed. It has the potential to move employees and customers, once and for all, into a fully immersive mobile environment. This flexibility creates the potential to disrupt the status quo and drive innovation. In this peer-to-peer roundtable discussion, we’ll explore:

  • The shifting that occurs when you untether people from a desk
  • Future capabilities of wireless networks to drive innovation
  • Fueling new ways to engage the business and deliver value


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jacob Higdon at jacob.higdon@evanta.com or 503-972-4442.

June 11, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CIO Featured Session

Transforming the IT Team in the Age of Digital Business

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Chuck Fredrick

CIO

National CineMedia

IT’s role within companies is quickly evolving from a support organization to a core driver of company strategy and competitiveness. Companies cannot manage digital transformation as “just another IT project." Digital transformation require each business unit to have a complete shift in mindset from past operating models, and it begins with the IT team. 

Through real life examples, we will share lessons learned on:

  • Leading cultural change
  • Aligning IT with the needs of the new business
  • Engaging employees to understand how they fit into the overall strategy

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Opening the Door to a New Kind of Leadership

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Suma Nallapati

Chief Digital Officer

DISH Network

As organizations continue their digital journey, a new dimension of collaborative leadership has surfaced, and the heart of it all – you guessed it – is digital. As Dish Network’s first Chief Digital Officer, Suma Nallapati has a unique perspective on the future of IT and sees disruption as an opportunity to not only drive growth, but also radically transform diversity and inclusion in tech. Join Nallapati as she shares the fortitude it takes to be a woman of color in tech and how we can open the door to the next generation of IT leaders. 

In this keynote, Nallapati will address:

  • The impact digital transformation is having on the structure of IT leadership 
  • Opportunities to implement diversity and inclusion efforts in a time of rapid disruption 
  • Advantages of building diverse teams to increase innovation in a digital age

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

June 10, 2019

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body members host this dinner to launch the event with an evening of peer networking.

June 11, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Inspiring Crazy Loyalty

Chris Laping headshot

Chris Laping

Chief Innovation Officer

Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bagels and Author, “People Before Things”

Despite recent progress, the idea persists that IT is still somehow not an equal player in the business. In reality, IT and security professionals are the ones who can drive game-changing outcomes and inspire crazy loyalty in the communities they serve. CIOs and CISOs must embrace a fundamental mind shift to evolve not only their roles, but the perception of their roles, build a powerful brand for themselves and become transformative change leaders. In this keynote, Chris Laping will challenge you to consider:

  • Aligning expectations of IT and security with the overall business strategy
  • How CIOs and CISOs can rebrand their role to have a seat at the table
  • Shifting IT and security to be seen not as a function, but as an experience

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  CISO Featured Session

Cross-Organizational Collaboration — A Playbook for CISOs

Randall Frietzsche headshot

Randall Frietzsche

CISO

Denver Health Medical Center

Sam Masiello headshot

Sam Masiello

CISO

Gates

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Matt Shufeldt

CISO

Evotek

Unlike the CISO role of just a few years ago – where many could still focus heavily on the bits and bytes – today’s security leaders are also expected to be business leaders. Through real-life examples from a wealth of expertise, panelists discuss the transformation of security leadership and the skills necessary to succeed.

Join this session to hear how:

  • To think differently and more effectively about security
  • To become fluent in the languages of risk, finance and strategy
  • You can get what you need to protect the organization

9:00am - 9:50am  CIO & CISO Executive Boardroom

Evolution of an Integrated Cybersecurity Office — A CIO-CISO Perspective

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Howard Haile

CISO

SCL Health System

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Sue Lapierre

CISO

Prologis

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Julie Cullivan

Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Business Operations

ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

The hyper-growth of IoT across the enterprise is forcing leaders to reassess how they secure their networks. Recent Forrester research has unveiled some hidden technical and organizational challenges IT professionals should be aware of when managing their overall security framework. In this interactive session:

  • Discuss effective strategies for devising information risk and value metrics
  • Learn and share what organizations can do to better defend IoT-enabled systems from cyberattacks
  • Find out how to mature the SOC into an Integrated Cybersecurity Fusion Center


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jacob Higdon at jacob.higdon@evanta.com or 503-972-4442.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  CISO Featured Session

Mission Impossible — So Many Risks, So Little Time

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Ladi Adefala

Senior Security Strategist

Fortinet, Inc.

Emerging risks can be unpredictable and disruptive. Fifth Generation 5G mobile communications, extended reality, smart speakers, drones all offer incredible benefits but they also come with unexpected risks. These are truly the unpredictable unknowns. Anticipating these blind spots can appear impossible in light of the accelerated pace of technology innovations. In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn about emerging risks
  • Identify Impact and Implications of these risks
  • Discover strategies to address them


10:20am - 11:10am  CISO Executive Boardroom

Eliminate Vulnerability Overload with Predictive Prioritization

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Kip James

VP and CISO

TTEC

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Larisa Thomas

CISO

City of Lakewood Colorado

Robert Huber headshot

Robert Huber

Chief Security Officer

Tenable

Overcoming the problem of vulnerability overload is critical to reducing cyber risk. During the roundtable we’ll explore how predictive prioritization of vulnerabilities will improve your vulnerability management efforts so you can focus on what matters most to your business to reduce risk and close your Cyber Exposure gap.

Discussion points:

  • How to move the most dangerous vulnerabilities up your priority list using threat intelligence
  • The resources required to effectively assess your environment and prioritize your efforts in a predictive manner
  • Practices that help ensure the results of your vulnerability assessments will allow you to take appropriate actions to make your organization more secure
  • How to make your staff more efficient and free them up for more productive tasks by drastically reducing the number of high priority vulnerabilities they need to remediate.


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jacob Higdon at jacob.higdon@evanta.com or 503-972-4442.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

June 11, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Executive Networking Reception

Networking Lunch

 Join the Governing Body for a lunch and interactive networking.

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CISO Featured Session

Protecting Your VIPs, and Your VAPs (Very Attacked People) Too

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Lucia Milica

Resident CISO

Proofpoint

For years, we’ve seen attackers target organizations via their people. Now with fewer reliable exploits and more cloud adoption, we’re also seeing a shift toward attacks that exploit people, with threat actors tricking their targets into running their malware for them, handing over their credentials, or simply sending data or money to an impostor. Lucia Milica of Proofpoint will outline strategies for gaining visibility and mitigating risk in a people-centric threat landscape.

Join to learn:

  • Why nearly all threat actors have shifted away from technical exploits to compromise their targets
  • How organizations can leverage threat data to understand which people and departments are highly targeted
  • How to design effective protection for highly attacked, highly vulnerable, and highly privileged users

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CISO Executive Boardroom

The Current Privacy Policy Landscape

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Glenn Dally

CISO

Molson Coors Brewing Company

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Sam Masiello

CISO

Gates

Since the rollout of GDPR, many countries and U.S. states have been developing their own legislation with similar requirements and fines for organizations that fail to meet them. Join this peer-to-peer discussion for an update on how to maintain compliance with recent legislations and what a U.S. federal privacy law could look like.

In this session you will discuss:

  • The imperative to create trust with the customer about their data
  • Ways to change key company values in regards to data
  • How to determine which compliance frameworks to adopt


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jacob Higdon at jacob.higdon@evanta.com or 503-972-4442.

June 11, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CISO Featured Session

Securing an Ever Expansive Network of Vendors

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Marc Moesse

Vice President, Product Management

SecurityScorecard

Is your organization prepared to handle the additional threat exposure that comes from expanding business networks? Hear from Marc Moesse as he shares how to determine where you stand on third party risk maturity and next steps in increasing your third-party cyber resiliency.

This session will explore:

  • Finding the right balance between depth and breadth of your third-party risk program
  • Leveraging all the organization's resources for adoption
  • Methods to manage your fourth party risk

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CISO Executive Boardroom

Phishing Defense — The Art of Human Intuitive Repulsion

Chris McLaughlin headshot

Chris McLaughlin

Information Security Officer

Johns Manville

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Wayne White

CTO

StarTek

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Tonia Dudley

Security Solution Advisor

Cofense, formerly PhishMe

As intuitive human beings we often somehow sense when things aren’t quite right. When a newborn is “too quiet,” a sixth-sense can be more reliable than a baby monitor. What applies to life also applies to cybersecurity. Machine learning and artificial intelligence can weed out some of the threats, but they won't catch everything. Find out why trusting your gut – knowing when to say something when you see something – is a key part of any organization's phishing defense. 

In this boardroom discussion:


  • Discover security trends, threat-actor tactics and defense strategies across the global financial sector
  • Learn the types of phishing attacks seen in the financial sector
  • See how attackers evolve their tactics to avoid perimeter controls


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jacob Higdon at jacob.higdon@evanta.com or 503-972-4442.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Opening the Door to a New Kind of Leadership

Suma Nallapati headshot

Suma Nallapati

Chief Digital Officer

DISH Network

As organizations continue their digital journey, a new dimension of collaborative leadership has surfaced, and the heart of it all – you guessed it – is digital. As Dish Network’s first Chief Digital Officer, Suma Nallapati has a unique perspective on the future of IT and sees disruption as an opportunity to not only drive growth, but also radically transform diversity and inclusion in tech. Join Nallapati as she shares the fortitude it takes to be a woman of color in tech and how we can open the door to the next generation of IT leaders. 

In this keynote, Nallapati will address:

  • The impact digital transformation is having on the structure of IT leadership 
  • Opportunities to implement diversity and inclusion efforts in a time of rapid disruption 
  • Advantages of building diverse teams to increase innovation in a digital age

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

The Westin Denver Downtown

Your Community Partners


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Denver CIO Program Manager


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

James Zindell

Portfolio Manager

971-717-6676

james.zindell@evanta.com