Detroit CIO Executive Summit

November 3, 2021 | Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center

November 3, 2021
Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Detroit'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

Detroit CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Martin Bally

Stellantis
CISO

Brent Cieszynski

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Earl Duby

Lear Corporation
VP & CISO

Daren Fairfield

Whirlpool Corporation
CISO

Russ Gordon

BorgWarner
Chief Information Security Officer

Richard Hook

Penske
EVP & CIO

Fred Killeen

General Motors
Chief Information Security Officer

Raman Mehta

Johnson Electric
SVP & CIO

Randall Mott

General Motors
Senior VP, Global IT & Chief Information Officer

Brom Stibitz

State of Michigan
Director & State CIO

Sangy Vatsa

FIS Global
EVP, Chief Technology and Digital Officer

Tabice Ward

DTE
Director & Chief Information Security Officer

Erik Wille

American Axle Manufacturing
CISO

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 Detroit 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


November 3, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Opening Keynote

 Session details coming soon.

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Embracing ML/AI – Practically Applying in Product Development

David Kepczynski headshot

David Kepczynski

Chief Information Officer, GE Research

GE Power

When it comes to artificial intelligence and machine learning, executives want practical examples of how colleagues are making real, actionable progress. Join David Kepczynski as he shares how he's successfully leveraged AI and ML in his environment.

This session will explore:

  • Specific use cases and outcomes of AI and ML projects
  • Digital engineering and how AI and ML can be implemented into product development
  • Strategies to unlock the full potential of AI and ML

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Close the Innovation Gap with Automated Workflows

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Gary Cassell

Global Industry Lead - Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Appian

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 CIOs and CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Samantha Flaherty at Samantha.Flaherty@evanta.com.

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Breakout Session Hosted by Fortinet

 Details coming soon.

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Beyond the Hype – Embracing the Hybrid Cloud

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John Hill

CIO & SVP, Business Planning

Carhartt

Customers are demanding more convenient digital experiences, but security threats are growing and a complex, ever-changing web of regulations extends across the globe. How can businesses digitally transform with cloud – ensuring they have a secure environment where customers’ data is not compromised –while dealing with application sprawl and siloed data? The answer is clear - a secure and open hybrid cloud architecture, but the path to getting there is murky.

In this discussion, we will explore:

  • Strategies to unify existing cloud and on-premise environments and create a bridge to tomorrow’s infrastructure
  • The untapped value across complex hybrid infrastructure
  • How to take control of decentralization and manage, maintain and optimize enterprise systems

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 and CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Samantha Flaherty at Samantha.Flaherty@evanta.com

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11:15am - 11:25am  Break

November 3, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:50pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

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.

11:45am - 1:30pm  Lunch Service

12:50pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:05pm  Lunch Comments

1:05pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

CIO & CISO Vision for Strategy & Leadership

Zahira Gonzalvo headshot

Zahira Gonzalvo

Senior VP, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer

Flagstar Bank

Raman Mehta headshot

Raman Mehta

SVP & CIO

Johnson Electric

Sangy Vatsa headshot

Sangy Vatsa

EVP, Chief Technology and Digital Officer

FIS Global

CIOs & CISOs are key to secure, digital business acceleration. As digitalization ecosystems expand – including cloud migration, remote work and third-party services – IT & Security leaders must overhaul their approach to strategy and leadership to ensure integration, continuity and adaptation. What is the ultimate goal? To create the building blocks for an agile and resilient organization. 

Join this keynote and learn how to: 

  • Define an IT & Security-centric strategic vision for digital business 
  • Move from a reactive to proactive strategy 
  • Practical steps to becoming a more effective, progressive, and self-aware leader

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

November 3, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Talent Talk — Filling the IT Hiring Gap

David Behen headshot

David Behen

VP & CIO

La-Z-Boy

Growing the tech talent pool will require organizations, executives and higher education institutions to get creative in how they work together to develop and deploy talent.

In this session you will:

  • Determine strategies to connect organizations to the talent pipeline
  • Brainstorm recruitment and retention strategies
  • Hear from people in the community who are working to solve the gap

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:50pm  Breakout Session

Navigating Digital Transformation

 Session details coming soon.

3:05pm - 3:50pm  Executive Boardroom

Developing a Strategic Approach to Applications Rationalization

Daryl Dellinger headshot

Daryl Dellinger

Regional CIO NAFTA

Continental Automotive

Kelly Knepley headshot

Kelly Knepley

CIO

DexKo Global

According to Gartner research, CIOs will increase their enterprise software spending by nearly 9% in 2021. As they upgrade legacy software and expand their offerings, technology leaders must pay careful attention to business alignment in order to maximize the value of their applications, advance key digital initiatives, and remain agile in the face of constant change.

Join this boardroom to discuss best practices around:

  • Aligning your application footprint with your enterprise’s strategic objectives
  • Formulating principles for modernizing your application portfolio
  • Creating architectures that can evolve to meet ever-changing business requirement

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 and CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Samantha Flaherty at Samantha.Flaherty@evanta.com

3:50pm - 4:05pm  Break

4:05pm - 4:10pm  Closing Comments

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

Closing Keynote

Martin Bally headshot

Martin Bally

CISO

Stellantis

Erik Wille headshot

Erik Wille

CISO

American Axle Manufacturing

 Session details coming soon. 

4:40pm - 5:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

November 3, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Opening Keynote

 Session details coming soon.

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Protect your Data or Pay the Price?

Scott Sadlocha headshot

Scott Sadlocha

VP, Chief Information Security Officer

United Wholesale Mortgage

The risk of attacks is top-of-mind for all organizations today as threat actors become more sophisticated and their impact increasingly detrimental. Cybersecurity professionals must have the right strategy and tools in place to prevent, detect and respond quickly to breaches to avoid reputational risk or paying a hefty sum.

Join this benchmarking session to discuss:

  • Taking ransomware protection to the next level
  • Strategies to defend against bad actors
  • Challenges and best practices in managing major security events

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Strengthening Your IAM Program

Earl Duby headshot

Earl Duby

VP & CISO

Lear Corporation

Garrett McManaway headshot

Garrett McManaway

Senior Director & CISO

Wayne State University

Moving beyond outdated tech and into a world of efficient, seamless access isn’t impossible. Fine-tuning IAM strategies is an important goal of CISOs across the country.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss with your peers:

  • How to tailor an IAM strategy with limited resources
  • When to rely on legacy technology versus investing in new technology
  • What training is needed to strengthen your IAM program

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 and CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Samantha Flaherty at Samantha.Flaherty@evanta.com.

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

November 3, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:50pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

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.

11:45am - 1:30pm  Lunch Service

12:50pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:05pm  Lunch Comments

1:05pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

CIO & CISO Vision for Strategy & Leadership

Zahira Gonzalvo headshot

Zahira Gonzalvo

Senior VP, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer

Flagstar Bank

Raman Mehta headshot

Raman Mehta

SVP & CIO

Johnson Electric

Sangy Vatsa headshot

Sangy Vatsa

EVP, Chief Technology and Digital Officer

FIS Global

CIOs & CISOs are key to secure, digital business acceleration. As digitalization ecosystems expand – including cloud migration, remote work and third-party services – IT & Security leaders must overhaul their approach to strategy and leadership to ensure integration, continuity and adaptation. What is the ultimate goal? To create the building blocks for an agile and resilient organization. 

Join this keynote and learn how to: 

  • Define an IT & Security-centric strategic vision for digital business 
  • Move from a reactive to proactive strategy 
  • Practical steps to becoming a more effective, progressive, and self-aware leader

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

November 3, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Taking a Strategic Approach to Third-Party Risk

Pamela Hensley headshot

Pamela Hensley

Director, Information Security

AAA Life Insurance

Homyar Naterwala headshot

Homyar Naterwala

Head of Cyber Security

GE Capital

Fred Killeen headshot

Fred Killeen

Chief Information Security Officer

General Motors

For many businesses, third-party vendors have become an important source of strategic advantage and business value. Yet outsourcing is not without its risks. As these external partnerships become increasingly complex, the need for a new strategic approach to vendor risk management is clear.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Ways to partner across the c-suite on third-party risk efforts
  • New approaches for managing third, fourth, and even fifth-party partners
  • Strategies that will help you make the best choices for your organization

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 and CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Samantha Flaherty at Samantha.Flaherty@evanta.com

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:50pm  Breakout Session

Navigating Digital Transformation

 Session details coming soon.

3:05pm - 3:50pm  Executive Boardroom

Leveraging Automation to Keep Pace with Threats

T.J. Fields headshot

T.J. Fields

CISO

Oakland County

Automation in the world of information security allows teams to move swiftly in the face of persistent threats. Efficiently employing actionable threat intelligence is key to staying ahead of the next wave of threats.

Join this interactive boardroom and discuss:

  • The future of security automation
  • How automation and orchestration are playing a role in today’s security stack
  • Strategies to reduce response time and incident impact

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 and CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Samantha Flaherty at Samantha.Flaherty@evanta.com.

3:50pm - 4:05pm  Break

4:05pm - 4:10pm  Closing Comments

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

Closing Keynote

Martin Bally headshot

Martin Bally

CISO

Stellantis

Erik Wille headshot

Erik Wille

CISO

American Axle Manufacturing

 Session details coming soon. 

4:40pm - 5:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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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

Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 877-901-6632. Please mention N/A to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $189 USD (plus tax) is October 10, 2021.

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Detroit CIO Program Manager


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

Samantha Flaherty

Program Manager

971-717-6665

samantha.flaherty@evanta.com