Denver CIO Executive Summit

November 16, 2021 | Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

November 16, 2021
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Denver'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

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
CIO

Chuck Fredrick

National CineMedia
CIO

Randall Frietzsche

Denver Health
CISO

Stephen Katsirubas

Hunter Douglas
Chief Information Officer

Steve Oberg

DaVita
CISO

Craig Richardville

SCL Health
CIO

Purnima Wagle

DCP Midstream
CIO

Trent Krause

Graebel
CIO

Jeff Miller

Honeywell Aerospace
Chief Security 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 Denver 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


Breakout Sessions

A Quantum Leap Forward for a Quantum Computing CIO

 More details coming soon!

Playing Through With No Playbook

Long before a jarring pandemic blindside threatened to sack major sports in 2020, technology innovators in the field were busy redefining the game for fans, performers, and players alike. Once the world changed, these leaders had to invent a new game plan on the fly and support a hybrid experience while upholding the promise of connectivity and collaboration. In this interactive panel, learn how the successes and opportunities in the sports and entertainment worlds apply to all technology leaders as they seek the competitive edge.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Navigating security and privacy for the fans, the players, and the organizations
  • Strengthening IT-business alignment to move IT from a cost center to a revenue generator
  • Technology’s game-changing ability to reimagine any field or industry


Level Up — Diversity in Leadership 2.0

 More details coming soon!


Keynote Session

Live Podcast Recording: Colorado=Security

Are you ready to be part of a live podcast? This session features Q&A with Alex Wood and Robb Reck as they interview Diego Silva, Chief Information Officer, Gates on reconceptualizing traditional ideas of how to approach security within the enterprise and shifting the business mindset to accelerate digital transformation.

This session will explore:

  • How CIOs and CISOs can better integrate within their organization
  • The unique challenges and opportunities that Colorado leaders face
  • What new advancements Colorado IT and security professionals should be aware of


Executive Boardroom Sessions

Taking Data Governance to Data Enablement

The diversity and pace of business demand for data and analytics far exceeds the ability to meet it through existing governance capabilities. Initiatives must be connected to business strategy and organizational workflow in order to be successful.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Components of an effective data governance program
  • Successful governance business cases that influence key stakeholders
  • How to establish an end-to-end data governance strategy to meet evolving global requirements

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 your event Program Manager.

Close the Innovation Gap with Automated Workflows

As CIOs shift focus from survival and recovery to renewal and redesign, processes and structures related to driving innovation, increasing collaboration and shaping culture across the enterprise are being reimagined. Successful IT departments can accelerate agility by automating cross-functional workflows throughout the business to allow the organization to reach new heights.

This boardroom will address strategies for:

  • Fostering a business-first mindset within IT and fueling a culture of innovation and agility
  • Leveraging talent across the business to enable scalable enterprise ready innovation
  • Improving critical business processes with low-code automation platforms to free up valuable resources

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 your event Program Manager.

Digital Experience – Executing to Win

Consumer trends speak volumes: Digital experience is the new order – and a winning game plan tracks with increasing digital demands. As the rules of engagement shift, a CIO is well-positioned to guide the organization from digital ambition to execution.

This interactive, peer-driven discussion will cover: 

  • Identifying digital opportunities that drive adoption and customer satisfaction
  • Optimizing digital platforms to build business capabilities
  • Delivering value through deeper external and internal engagement

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 your event Program Manager.

Identifying the Way Forward in IAM

How are your peers balancing business agility and business security in their identity and access management strategy? Discover how you can benchmark your framework, and learn the most innovative tactics security leaders are using for IAM in their organizations without interrupting core business operations.

In this session, you'll learn more about:

  • Standardizing and automating IAM across an enterprise
  • Methodologies that satisfy users while maintaining adequate access controls in cloud and legacy environments
  • Roadmaps for deciding what tools will fit best

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 your event Program Manager.

Cloud Clarity for Greater Outcomes

As the ongoing rush to the cloud continues, many organizations falter because they equate “movement” with “strategy.” Getting the most out of your cloud journey requires clear communication of terms and expectations, alignment with other business processes and functions, and partnerships among multiple internal and external stakeholders.

This session puts strategy in the crosshairs and discusses:

  • Expanding cloud strategy beyond IT and creating cross-functional, business-wide alignment
  • Establishing policies and guardrails to streamline best practices and eliminate ambiguity on your cloud approach across your organization
  • Building adaptability into your strategy so it can be adjusted as needed to address shifting business needs at any step in the journey

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 your event Program Manager.

How to Win the Arms Race for Security Operations

The threat landscape facing the modern enterprise is only accelerating in scope and risk, as an ecosystem of well-organized bad actors assails organizations in a relentless assault. Security operations are an essential core of effective defense, but against an ever-expanding threat landscape, maintaining the advantage is no easy task.

Join this session to discuss:

  • The modern ideal state for the security operations center
  • Material changes to today’s threat landscape and threat indicators
  • Strategies to operated a high-performing SOC with limited resources

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 your event Program Manager.


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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

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
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Your Community Partners


CIO Thought Leaders
Program Partner

Denver CIO Program Manager


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

Caroline Wharton

Program Manager

971.978.5045

caroline.wharton@evanta.com