Denver CIO Virtual Executive Summit

June 15, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm MDT

June 15, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm MDT

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Collaborate with your peers

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

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

Adopting a right-sized cloud strategy

Empowering teams with automation

Bolstering the employee experience

Co-Chairs

Alan Cullop

DaVita
CIO

Chuck Fredrick

National CineMedia
CIO

Randall Frietzsche

Denver Health
CISO

Stephen Katsirubas

Hunter Douglas
Chief Information Officer

Chris McLaughlin

Johns Manville
Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Oberg

DaVita
CISO

Craig Richardville

SCL Health System
CIO

Purnima Wagle

DCP Midstream
CIO

Trent Krause

Graebel
CIO

What to Expect

Connect with your CIO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.

Sessions

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

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Denver community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. Be sure to opt in when you register and get matched based on your key priorities.

Agenda


June 15, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am MDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – The Human Imperative

Purnima Wagle headshot

Purnima Wagle

CIO

DCP Midstream

Veena Dandapani headshot

Veena Dandapani

Global Head Product Strategy & Management

Western Union

Al Gardner headshot

Al Gardner

Vice President, Information Technology and Security

Inspirato

Christine Vanderpool headshot

Christine Vanderpool

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Florida Crystals Corporation

Research shows that diverse teams are more innovative and productive, but it's no secret that IT and cybersecurity positions have a diversity shortage. It is imperative that leaders take responsible for promoting diversity and CIOs and CISOs are uniquely positioned to lead the organization in fostering inclusion. With the new hybrid workforce, the opportunity to cast a wider net in order to build diverse teams is a moment that should not be wasted.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Accelerating innovation and business outcomes through the added advantage of having diversity and inclusion
  • Path to creating a psychologically safe place at work
  • The importance of establishing a support system to hire more diverse candidates

8:45am - 9:00am MDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am MDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Fueled by the Power of Data

Hemanth Manda headshot

Hemanth Manda

Director of Information Architecture

IBM

Benjamin Partout headshot

Benjamin Partout

CIO

Federal White Cement

Smart organizations are infusing the intelligence of AI and the agility of hybrid cloud to better predict and shape future outcomes and automate decisions and processes. As a result, organizations can empower people to do higher value work and hyper-personalize digital experiences. However, only 2 of 10 firms have scaled AI solutions.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Preventing project stall due to data complexity, talent scarcity, and a lack of trust in AI systems
  • Scaling AI across the organization with the right approach and architecture
  • Leveraging AI technologies and data science tools to proactively optimize workflows and experiences

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9:00am - 10:00am MDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Forge the Path to Business Alignment with Automation, Agility and Innovation

Dolores Mears headshot

Dolores Mears

CIO

Hensel Phelps Construction

Marc Wilson headshot

Marc Wilson

Founder & Chief Partner Officer

Appian Corp

Steven Michaels headshot

Steven Michaels

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

SCL Health System

In a highly disruptive and digital environment, hyperautomation and agility are critical to the transformation and optimization of business operations. To keep pace, organizations are increasingly looking to empower their technology-savvy workforce with low-code automation platforms to modernize legacy systems, improve customer experience and ignite innovation.

Join this boardroom discussion to explore how CIOs are:

  • Improving critical business processes with low-code automation platforms
  • Leveraging talent across the business to enable scalable enterprise ready innovation
  • Managing the pros and cons of democratized technology

10:00am - 10:45am MDT Virtual Summit Keynote

The Executioner’s Song – Putting Your Cloud Strategy into Practice

Eric Ranta headshot

Eric Ranta

Director, North America Cloud Value Advisors

Google Cloud

Craig Richardville headshot

Craig Richardville

CIO

SCL Health System

You’ve done all the leg work of building a robust cloud strategy – business alignment, clear expectations, and the right partners. But taking the step from strategy to execution can bring your efforts to their knees. From decisions on control and configuration to data access and adoption, reaping the rewards of the cloud requires a systematic, comprehensive approach.

Join this session to discuss:

  • The most successful approaches to driving rapid cloud adoption across the enterprise
  • Collaboration across the C-suite on data ownership, cloud controls and cloud security
  • Ongoing metrics to track the success of your implementation strategy

10:45am - 11:00am MDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm MDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Modern IT Operations

Trent Krause headshot

Trent Krause

CIO

Graebel

Sridhar Vasudevan headshot

Sridhar Vasudevan

Sr. Principal Architect

Insight Enterprises

Businesses have to be agile and innovative in order to successfully attain or maintain a competitive edge.  Yet, there remains a critical need for IT to provide developer friendly services, modern platforms delivered in optimum processes,  shift operations and security early in the software product lifecycle, governance around cost control, vendor management, data protection, and disaster recovery.  Modern IT Operations is about this very balance between innovation and governance — an operating model that integrates shared IT services with developer requirements ensuring that developers can drive the business forward without setting the stage for problems, breaches, and cost overruns down the road.

During this session, we will discuss:

  • Shifting to modern and hybrid platforms that make your business more nimble and responsive
  • Bridging the gap between internal groups to ensure IT Ops can deliver what developers need
  • How IT operates in a hybrid cloud environment
  • Modernize processes for security and operations governance

11:00am - 12:00pm MDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Accelerating Security at the Pace of the Business

Mike Ellerhorst headshot

Mike Ellerhorst

Director of Information Security

Vail Resorts

Vishal Ganeriwala headshot

Vishal Ganeriwala

VP, Product Marketing

Citrix Systems, Inc.

In 2020, the multi-decade process of turning the digital enterprise inside out accelerated instantly. We’ve now passed an inflection point – most cyber assets live outside the old “walls” of the organization and cybersecurity controls must be scalable, flexible and reliable. How are CIOs partnering with CISOs to establish a security strategy that is an enabler of the digital business rather than an obstacle?

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Redesigning cybersecurity architecture to enable the work-from-anywhere culture
  • Foundational technologies to support a global cybersecurity mesh
  • Re-conceptualizing traditional ideas of how to approach security within the enterprise and shifting the business mindset

12:00pm - 12:30pm MDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO & CISO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Denver community. 

12:30pm - 12:45pm MDT Break

12:45pm - 2:15pm MDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

June 15, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am MDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – The Human Imperative

Purnima Wagle headshot

Purnima Wagle

CIO

DCP Midstream

Veena Dandapani headshot

Veena Dandapani

Global Head Product Strategy & Management

Western Union

Al Gardner headshot

Al Gardner

Vice President, Information Technology and Security

Inspirato

Christine Vanderpool headshot

Christine Vanderpool

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Florida Crystals Corporation

Research shows that diverse teams are more innovative and productive, but it's no secret that IT and cybersecurity positions have a diversity shortage. It is imperative that leaders take responsible for promoting diversity and CIOs and CISOs are uniquely positioned to lead the organization in fostering inclusion. With the new hybrid workforce, the opportunity to cast a wider net in order to build diverse teams is a moment that should not be wasted.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Accelerating innovation and business outcomes through the added advantage of having diversity and inclusion
  • Path to creating a psychologically safe place at work
  • The importance of establishing a support system to hire more diverse candidates

8:45am - 9:00am MDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am MDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Leadership and the CISO

Jeffrey Gardner headshot

Jeffrey Gardner

Practice Advisor of Detection & Response

Rapid7

Steven Lovaas headshot

Steven Lovaas

CISO

Colorado State University

Alex Wood headshot

Alex Wood

VP, CISO

The Anschutz Corporation

What is unique about CISO leadership? Information security executives must protect their organization from ever-present antagonists with one hand, and with the other, enable business outcomes. With mandates that often conflict and a mission that can never fail, it takes a special knack to thrive as a CISO. What have your peers learned that can help you grow as a leader?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Common challenges unique to leadership as a CISO
  • Leadership best practices for gaining influence across the organization
  • The measures of a truly exceptional CISO

10:00am - 10:45am MDT Virtual Summit Keynote

The Executioner’s Song – Putting Your Cloud Strategy into Practice

Eric Ranta headshot

Eric Ranta

Director, North America Cloud Value Advisors

Google Cloud

Craig Richardville headshot

Craig Richardville

CIO

SCL Health System

You’ve done all the leg work of building a robust cloud strategy – business alignment, clear expectations, and the right partners. But taking the step from strategy to execution can bring your efforts to their knees. From decisions on control and configuration to data access and adoption, reaping the rewards of the cloud requires a systematic, comprehensive approach.

Join this session to discuss:

  • The most successful approaches to driving rapid cloud adoption across the enterprise
  • Collaboration across the C-suite on data ownership, cloud controls and cloud security
  • Ongoing metrics to track the success of your implementation strategy

10:45am - 11:00am MDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm MDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Creating Security Awareness Across the Business

Sue Lapierre headshot

Sue Lapierre

VP, Information Security Officer

ProLogis

Bill Randall headshot

Bill Randall

Director IT Governance, Risk and Compliance

LogistiCare Solutions

Larisa Thomas headshot

Larisa Thomas

CISO

Lakewood Colorado

Joe Sullivan headshot

Joe Sullivan

SVP, Chief Security Officer

Cloudflare

For many information security leaders, it’s not technology, but people, that form the weakest link in the organization’s defenses. CISOs need to own the progression of increasing security awareness and creating a robust cyber security culture in their organization, now more than ever.

In this session, you will discuss:

  • Effective strategies for security awareness training
  • Communication and commitment to higher security expectations
  • Gaining buy-in to roll out robust training programs across the organization

12:00pm - 12:30pm MDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO & CISO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Denver community. 

12:30pm - 12:45pm MDT Break

12:45pm - 2:15pm MDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

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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