Florida CIO Executive Summit

December 7, 2022 | Hotel AKA Brickell

December 7, 2022
Hotel AKA Brickell

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Florida'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:

Mastering the art of change and adaptability

Accelerating high growth and a data-first mindset

Empowering talent, protecting the enterprise

Florida CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Shawn Bowen

World Fuel Services
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Otto Contreras

City of Miami, FL
Deputy CIO

Gary Eppinger

CSX Corporation
Vice President of Technology and CISO

Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Whirlpool Corporation
Global CISO

Kevin Grayling

Florida Crystals Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Jennifer Greenman

Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Chief Information Officer

Gram Ludlow

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
SVP, Global Information Security

Marcos Marrero

H.I.G. Capital
Chief Information Security Officer

Luis Suarez

H.I.G. Capital
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Christine Vanderpool

Florida Crystals Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information 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 Florida 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


December 6, 2022

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body members host this session for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. Join us on the pool deck of the AKA Brickell to listen to a local contemporary violin player and sample bourbon from the bourbon bar.

December 7, 2022 - morning

7:45am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

The ROI of Creativity

Noah Scalin headshot

Noah Scalin

Artist, Innovation Consultant

Guest Speaker

The World Economic Forum named creativity one of the top must-have skills for success in all industries. It is the key to thriving in this era of rapid innovation and change. But very few organizations have truly invested in the development of this essential capability. Why? Because creativity is considered too intangible to measure, too messy to fit into a strategic plan or simply something that is only for a few specially talented people.  In this engaging presentation, Artist/Author Noah Scalin pulls back the curtain on his own creative practice to explain the real ROI of creativity.

In this session, we will learn:

  • Why creativity is a crucial skill for fostering innovation at your organization
  • How to use creativity strategically for long-term impact
  • Simple strategies that anyone can use to innovate, grow and inspire others

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Getting Cybersecurity Right — The New Normal for Digital Acceleration

Willi Nelson headshot

Willi Nelson

Field CISO, OT

Fortinet

Your OT digital transformation journey must be efficient, effective and secure. Where does cybersecurity fit into your post pandemic IT/OT and digital enablement? With the recent shift in priorities, your CISO should be a strategic thinker and an ally who promotes security readiness as you shape your organization’s success. 

In this session, you will explore:

  • The components of an effective cybersecurity strategy that drive your program and reduce risk
  • Strategies that ensure the major building blocks of your IT/OT transformation are secured
  • Ways to evolve your cybersecurity strategy to align with line of business goals

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Aligning With the Business — IT’s Gameplan

Eric Firer headshot

Eric Firer

Regional CIO - North America and Latin America

Bacardi

Eduardo Ortiz-Romeu headshot

Eduardo Ortiz-Romeu

Head of Cybersecurity

Techtronic Industries North America, Inc.

Margaret Brisbane headshot

Margaret Brisbane

CIO

Miami-Dade County

Getting total buy-in from leadership isn’t easy, but it can accelerate your initiatives and increase success and adoption. By aligning IT priorities with enterprise objectives, IT’s effectiveness will be recognized, inspiring trust and future buy-in across the enterprise.

Join this session to hear the panel discuss:

  • Communicating with your board
  • Creating cases for change
  • Empowering your team to take ownership
  • Building relationships with stakeholders

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

The Supply Chain Attack Surface

Chris Boehm headshot

Chris Boehm

Chief Cybersecurity Strategist

SentinelOne

Christine Vanderpool headshot

Christine Vanderpool

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Florida Crystals Corporation

Dwayne Allen headshot

Dwayne Allen

Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President

Unisys

Supply chain based attacks continue to be on the rise. Attackers always choose the easiest path. Today, it’s often done by first compromising one of the end targets suppliers and then abusing that trusted relationship that they have to target an organization. What are you most likely to open; an unknown email from an unknown sender with an attachment, or an invoice from your favorite supplier?

Join this boardroom to explore:

  • Strategies to implement with your TPRM program
  • Case studies for remediation processes
  • Opportunities for change that will have the biggest 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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Kaila Overton at Kaila.Overton@evanta.com

10:45am - 11:20am  Networking Break

10:50am - 11:15am  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.

December 7, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Leading Through Cyber Crisis — Combating Today’s Emerging Attacks

Ryan Westman headshot

Ryan Westman

Senior Manager, Threat Intelligence

eSentire

Cybersecurity business leaders must demonstrate vision, agility, and flexibility to build truly responsive security operations capable of combating today’s emerging attacks.

Join eSentire Threat Response Unit (TRU) expert Ryan Westman, as he shares 3 unique cases of leading through crisis, demonstrating how you too can govern with proactivity and confidence in order to reclaim the advantage over new cyber attack methods.

Case studies and discussions will cover:

  • How to address targeted and opportunistic threats stemming from global geopolitical tensions
  • Evolving your defenses to protect the spectrum of ransomware as a service
  • Containing the impact of aggressive extortion attacks

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Leader-Level Investment, Team-Level Buy In

J Pickens headshot

J Pickens

Chief Technology Officer

White Cap

Stacey Halota headshot

Stacey Halota

VP, IS & Privacy

Graham Holdings

Igor Spektor headshot

Igor Spektor

VP, Chief Information Security Officer

TracFone Wireless

It’s no longer enough to manage your team, and hope they stick around. Instead, long-term retention calls for a focus on well-being and culture. Now, in this era of labor uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to come together and share what’s working.

Join this session to hear the panel discuss:

  • How leaders are supporting and engaging their company cultures
  • What leaders are doing to support wellbeing
  • How to sustain and improve retention amidst volatility and uncertainty

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Zero Trust – Hype or Hope?

Ervin Daniels III headshot

Ervin Daniels III

Sr. Security Technical Specialist Manager

IBM

Otto Contreras headshot

Otto Contreras

Deputy CIO

City of Miami, FL

Marc Helfman headshot

Marc Helfman

Head of Cybersecurity

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors

An organization's ability to achieve successful digital transformation is in large part enabled by the security team. Distributed, loosely connected infrastructure and tools, coupled with the demand for almost any-to-any connectivity, complicates the mission. Regularly defined as being delivered by a single "silver bullet" point solution, the term zero trust is now often held in poor regard. It is however, a highly effective conceptual framework, and perhaps even a cultural shift, that many organizations have been working with for several years.

Join this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • The broader definition of what a zero trust framework is
  • The foundational control required to build a zero trust program
  • Strategies for improving the user experience and proving value to get organization wide acceptance

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Kaila Overton at Kaila.Overton@evanta.com

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Shift Left in API Security

Robert Smith headshot

Robert Smith

Field CISO

Noname Security

Preetam Sirur headshot

Preetam Sirur

Chief Security Information Officer

Global Growth

Victor Campos headshot

Victor Campos

Chief Information Security Officer

JM Family Enterprises

As business and technology teams drive cloud adoption and implement modern application architectures, the security vulnerabilities of the sprawling IT stack multiply as visibility dwindles. Now is the time to explore new applications and API security strategies to proactively reduce risk, secure the environment, and capitalize on cloud-native capabilities to meet these challenges.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Managing the lifecycle of API risks
  • Defending against API attacks
  • Developer-led API security practices

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Kaila Overton at Kaila.Overton@evanta.com

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

A C-level Guide to Zero Trust Implementation

Ben Corll headshot

Ben Corll

CISO - Americas

Zscaler

Moving to zero trust is a major step in any organization’s digital transformation. In the past year since Executive Order 14028 was signed, implementing a data-centric approach to enterprise operations and risk management has become a top priority across industries nation-wide. It’s up to CIOs and CISOs to lead the executive and strategic planning requirements for designing zero trust throughout the enterprise, and staying abreast of how it will affect other business transformation initiatives.

Join the discussion to learn more about:

  • The keys to implementing zero trust as a service
  • How to position zero trust to other C-level executives and the board
  • Ensuring the right competencies and workflows are in place to achieve success

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Strategic Cloud Technology Predictions — Driving What's Next

Dan Sandlin headshot

Dan Sandlin

Director of Application Modernization & Smart Analytics

Google Cloud

CIOs and IT leaders need to stay abreast of key trends across new and emerging technologies, driving innovation and re-shaping the cloud. Discover in this session what advancements are being delivered to accelerate these predictions.

Together we will explore:

  • What the future of automation can bring for new types of decision making
  • Strategies that are needed to effectively drive digital transformation with multiple clouds
  • The most important security issues of our time

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

#EpicFail — A Ransomware Choose Your Own Adventure

Marcos Marrero headshot

Marcos Marrero

Chief Information Security Officer

H.I.G. Capital

Whether it comes from across the globe or down the street, the ever-looming threat of a ransomware attack is always in the back of the IT and security executive’s mind. Get your collaborative and creative juices flowing in this gamified choose-your-own-adventure.

In this interactive session attendees will:

  • Collaborate to identify threat responses
  • Respond to choices and forces out of their control
  • Discuss pitfalls and best practices

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

The Ongoing Fight to Secure Business Email

Mike Britton headshot

Mike Britton

CISO

Abnormal Security

Shelley Stone headshot

Shelley Stone

Director of Cybersecurity

Learning Care Group

Prashant Cherukuri headshot

Prashant Cherukuri

CIO

Qualfon

Despite their efforts, from phishing simulations to security awareness campaigns, CISOs from organizations big and small keep falling short when it comes to stopping Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks. But, if everyone has an email security program, why are the losses associated with BEC still climbing?

Join this session to discuss:

  • What is working, or not working, with existing processes and technology?
  • How do we solve the "human factor" in the equation?
  • Best practices for preventing loss related to a BEC attack?

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Kaila Overton at Kaila.Overton@evanta.com

December 7, 2022 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:45pm  Networking Break

2:15pm - 2:40pm  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.

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Moving Forward — A CISO’s Perspective

The world is changing. Employees, clients and companies are evolving as we enter the next phase of the pandemic. What are they thinking, where are they going - A Security Leader's point of view.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Defining the new “normal” that works for your company
  • Providing a modern, flexible and secure experience for employees and customers
  • Brainstorming creative ways to keep employees engaged

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Organizing for Success – Building a High Performance Team

Domingo Castillo headshot

Domingo Castillo

Chief Information Security Officer

Miami Dade College

In today’s fast moving-world, successful leaders must build high-performing teams more quickly than ever. Further, the people and business skills required to be a successful leader may differ from the skills many new executives acquired and exercised throughout their careers.

Join this session to hear from Domingo Castillo, CISO, Miami Dade College about:

  • The key steps and skills needed to be successful in your new role
  • The skills you should be working on to help land your next role
  • Ways to continue your leadership development journey

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Prioritizing Data — Ensuring Accuracy, Accessibility and Literacy

Michael Carr headshot

Michael Carr

VP, Chief Technology Officer

Healthfirst

Venkat Gopalan headshot

Venkat Gopalan

Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Belcorp

The key to better customer experiences might be hiding in the data you already have. Auditing your current resources could help you identify useful insights and use them to sharpen your organization’s competitive edge.

Join your peers to discuss:

  • Investing in modern data tools
  • Determining what data is valuable vs. unnecessary
  • Creating buy in and driving data literacy across the enterprise

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 CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Kaila Overton at kaila.overton@evanta.com

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Performing Under Pressure

Nicole Ford headshot

Nicole Ford

VP and Chief Information Security Officer

Rockwell Automation

Shawn Bowen headshot

Shawn Bowen

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

World Fuel Services

The demands on the CIO & CISO role are diverse and constantly evolving. Many leaders are concurrently building out their functional capabilities, meeting the needs of the business, and keeping an eye on innovative solutions and next-gen threats all at once. Nicole Ford and Shawn Bowen will discuss how to successfully lead on these various challenges without succumbing to burnout.

Join this closing keynote to discuss:

  • Common causes of burnout for leaders and their teams
  • Ways to address the root causes of burnout
  • Future evolutions of the leadership role and how to prepare your teams for what’s next

4:20pm - 4:50pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

December 6, 2022

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body members host this session for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. Join us on the pool deck of the AKA Brickell to listen to a local contemporary violin player and sample bourbon from the bourbon bar.

December 7, 2022 - morning

7:45am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

The ROI of Creativity

Noah Scalin headshot

Noah Scalin

Artist, Innovation Consultant

Guest Speaker

The World Economic Forum named creativity one of the top must-have skills for success in all industries. It is the key to thriving in this era of rapid innovation and change. But very few organizations have truly invested in the development of this essential capability. Why? Because creativity is considered too intangible to measure, too messy to fit into a strategic plan or simply something that is only for a few specially talented people.  In this engaging presentation, Artist/Author Noah Scalin pulls back the curtain on his own creative practice to explain the real ROI of creativity.

In this session, we will learn:

  • Why creativity is a crucial skill for fostering innovation at your organization
  • How to use creativity strategically for long-term impact
  • Simple strategies that anyone can use to innovate, grow and inspire others

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Getting Cybersecurity Right — The New Normal for Digital Acceleration

Willi Nelson headshot

Willi Nelson

Field CISO, OT

Fortinet

Your OT digital transformation journey must be efficient, effective and secure. Where does cybersecurity fit into your post pandemic IT/OT and digital enablement? With the recent shift in priorities, your CISO should be a strategic thinker and an ally who promotes security readiness as you shape your organization’s success. 

In this session, you will explore:

  • The components of an effective cybersecurity strategy that drive your program and reduce risk
  • Strategies that ensure the major building blocks of your IT/OT transformation are secured
  • Ways to evolve your cybersecurity strategy to align with line of business goals

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Aligning With the Business — IT’s Gameplan

Eric Firer headshot

Eric Firer

Regional CIO - North America and Latin America

Bacardi

Eduardo Ortiz-Romeu headshot

Eduardo Ortiz-Romeu

Head of Cybersecurity

Techtronic Industries North America, Inc.

Margaret Brisbane headshot

Margaret Brisbane

CIO

Miami-Dade County

Getting total buy-in from leadership isn’t easy, but it can accelerate your initiatives and increase success and adoption. By aligning IT priorities with enterprise objectives, IT’s effectiveness will be recognized, inspiring trust and future buy-in across the enterprise.

Join this session to hear the panel discuss:

  • Communicating with your board
  • Creating cases for change
  • Empowering your team to take ownership
  • Building relationships with stakeholders

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

The Supply Chain Attack Surface

Chris Boehm headshot

Chris Boehm

Chief Cybersecurity Strategist

SentinelOne

Christine Vanderpool headshot

Christine Vanderpool

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Florida Crystals Corporation

Dwayne Allen headshot

Dwayne Allen

Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President

Unisys

Supply chain based attacks continue to be on the rise. Attackers always choose the easiest path. Today, it’s often done by first compromising one of the end targets suppliers and then abusing that trusted relationship that they have to target an organization. What are you most likely to open; an unknown email from an unknown sender with an attachment, or an invoice from your favorite supplier?

Join this boardroom to explore:

  • Strategies to implement with your TPRM program
  • Case studies for remediation processes
  • Opportunities for change that will have the biggest 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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Kaila Overton at Kaila.Overton@evanta.com

10:45am - 11:20am  Networking Break

10:50am - 11:15am  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.

December 7, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Leading Through Cyber Crisis — Combating Today’s Emerging Attacks

Ryan Westman headshot

Ryan Westman

Senior Manager, Threat Intelligence

eSentire

Cybersecurity business leaders must demonstrate vision, agility, and flexibility to build truly responsive security operations capable of combating today’s emerging attacks.

Join eSentire Threat Response Unit (TRU) expert Ryan Westman, as he shares 3 unique cases of leading through crisis, demonstrating how you too can govern with proactivity and confidence in order to reclaim the advantage over new cyber attack methods.

Case studies and discussions will cover:

  • How to address targeted and opportunistic threats stemming from global geopolitical tensions
  • Evolving your defenses to protect the spectrum of ransomware as a service
  • Containing the impact of aggressive extortion attacks

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Leader-Level Investment, Team-Level Buy In

J Pickens headshot

J Pickens

Chief Technology Officer

White Cap

Stacey Halota headshot

Stacey Halota

VP, IS & Privacy

Graham Holdings

Igor Spektor headshot

Igor Spektor

VP, Chief Information Security Officer

TracFone Wireless

It’s no longer enough to manage your team, and hope they stick around. Instead, long-term retention calls for a focus on well-being and culture. Now, in this era of labor uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to come together and share what’s working.

Join this session to hear the panel discuss:

  • How leaders are supporting and engaging their company cultures
  • What leaders are doing to support wellbeing
  • How to sustain and improve retention amidst volatility and uncertainty

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Zero Trust – Hype or Hope?

Ervin Daniels III headshot

Ervin Daniels III

Sr. Security Technical Specialist Manager

IBM

Otto Contreras headshot

Otto Contreras

Deputy CIO

City of Miami, FL

Marc Helfman headshot

Marc Helfman

Head of Cybersecurity

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors

An organization's ability to achieve successful digital transformation is in large part enabled by the security team. Distributed, loosely connected infrastructure and tools, coupled with the demand for almost any-to-any connectivity, complicates the mission. Regularly defined as being delivered by a single "silver bullet" point solution, the term zero trust is now often held in poor regard. It is however, a highly effective conceptual framework, and perhaps even a cultural shift, that many organizations have been working with for several years.

Join this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • The broader definition of what a zero trust framework is
  • The foundational control required to build a zero trust program
  • Strategies for improving the user experience and proving value to get organization wide acceptance

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Kaila Overton at Kaila.Overton@evanta.com

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Shift Left in API Security

Robert Smith headshot

Robert Smith

Field CISO

Noname Security

Preetam Sirur headshot

Preetam Sirur

Chief Security Information Officer

Global Growth

Victor Campos headshot

Victor Campos

Chief Information Security Officer

JM Family Enterprises

As business and technology teams drive cloud adoption and implement modern application architectures, the security vulnerabilities of the sprawling IT stack multiply as visibility dwindles. Now is the time to explore new applications and API security strategies to proactively reduce risk, secure the environment, and capitalize on cloud-native capabilities to meet these challenges.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Managing the lifecycle of API risks
  • Defending against API attacks
  • Developer-led API security practices

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Kaila Overton at Kaila.Overton@evanta.com

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

A C-level Guide to Zero Trust Implementation

Ben Corll headshot

Ben Corll

CISO - Americas

Zscaler

Moving to zero trust is a major step in any organization’s digital transformation. In the past year since Executive Order 14028 was signed, implementing a data-centric approach to enterprise operations and risk management has become a top priority across industries nation-wide. It’s up to CIOs and CISOs to lead the executive and strategic planning requirements for designing zero trust throughout the enterprise, and staying abreast of how it will affect other business transformation initiatives.

Join the discussion to learn more about:

  • The keys to implementing zero trust as a service
  • How to position zero trust to other C-level executives and the board
  • Ensuring the right competencies and workflows are in place to achieve success

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Strategic Cloud Technology Predictions — Driving What's Next

Dan Sandlin headshot

Dan Sandlin

Director of Application Modernization & Smart Analytics

Google Cloud

CIOs and IT leaders need to stay abreast of key trends across new and emerging technologies, driving innovation and re-shaping the cloud. Discover in this session what advancements are being delivered to accelerate these predictions.

Together we will explore:

  • What the future of automation can bring for new types of decision making
  • Strategies that are needed to effectively drive digital transformation with multiple clouds
  • The most important security issues of our time

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

#EpicFail — A Ransomware Choose Your Own Adventure

Marcos Marrero headshot

Marcos Marrero

Chief Information Security Officer

H.I.G. Capital

Whether it comes from across the globe or down the street, the ever-looming threat of a ransomware attack is always in the back of the IT and security executive’s mind. Get your collaborative and creative juices flowing in this gamified choose-your-own-adventure.

In this interactive session attendees will:

  • Collaborate to identify threat responses
  • Respond to choices and forces out of their control
  • Discuss pitfalls and best practices

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

The Ongoing Fight to Secure Business Email

Mike Britton headshot

Mike Britton

CISO

Abnormal Security

Shelley Stone headshot

Shelley Stone

Director of Cybersecurity

Learning Care Group

Prashant Cherukuri headshot

Prashant Cherukuri

CIO

Qualfon

Despite their efforts, from phishing simulations to security awareness campaigns, CISOs from organizations big and small keep falling short when it comes to stopping Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks. But, if everyone has an email security program, why are the losses associated with BEC still climbing?

Join this session to discuss:

  • What is working, or not working, with existing processes and technology?
  • How do we solve the "human factor" in the equation?
  • Best practices for preventing loss related to a BEC attack?

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Kaila Overton at Kaila.Overton@evanta.com

December 7, 2022 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:45pm  Networking Break

2:15pm - 2:40pm  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.

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Moving Forward — A CISO’s Perspective

The world is changing. Employees, clients and companies are evolving as we enter the next phase of the pandemic. What are they thinking, where are they going - A Security Leader's point of view.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Defining the new “normal” that works for your company
  • Providing a modern, flexible and secure experience for employees and customers
  • Brainstorming creative ways to keep employees engaged

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Organizing for Success – Building a High Performance Team

Domingo Castillo headshot

Domingo Castillo

Chief Information Security Officer

Miami Dade College

In today’s fast moving-world, successful leaders must build high-performing teams more quickly than ever. Further, the people and business skills required to be a successful leader may differ from the skills many new executives acquired and exercised throughout their careers.

Join this session to hear from Domingo Castillo, CISO, Miami Dade College about:

  • The key steps and skills needed to be successful in your new role
  • The skills you should be working on to help land your next role
  • Ways to continue your leadership development journey

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Prioritizing Data — Ensuring Accuracy, Accessibility and Literacy

Michael Carr headshot

Michael Carr

VP, Chief Technology Officer

Healthfirst

Venkat Gopalan headshot

Venkat Gopalan

Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Belcorp

The key to better customer experiences might be hiding in the data you already have. Auditing your current resources could help you identify useful insights and use them to sharpen your organization’s competitive edge.

Join your peers to discuss:

  • Investing in modern data tools
  • Determining what data is valuable vs. unnecessary
  • Creating buy in and driving data literacy across the enterprise

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 CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Kaila Overton at kaila.overton@evanta.com

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Performing Under Pressure

Nicole Ford headshot

Nicole Ford

VP and Chief Information Security Officer

Rockwell Automation

Shawn Bowen headshot

Shawn Bowen

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

World Fuel Services

The demands on the CIO & CISO role are diverse and constantly evolving. Many leaders are concurrently building out their functional capabilities, meeting the needs of the business, and keeping an eye on innovative solutions and next-gen threats all at once. Nicole Ford and Shawn Bowen will discuss how to successfully lead on these various challenges without succumbing to burnout.

Join this closing keynote to discuss:

  • Common causes of burnout for leaders and their teams
  • Ways to address the root causes of burnout
  • Future evolutions of the leadership role and how to prepare your teams for what’s next

4:20pm - 4:50pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering


Evanta programs are uniquely positioned to succeed in the current landscape.

  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hotel AKA Brickell
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel AKA Brickell at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 303-503-6500.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $279 USD (plus tax) is November 17, 2022.

Your Community Partners


Global Thought Leaders
CIO Thought Leaders
CISO Thought Leader
CIO and CISO Thought Leader
Key Partners
Program Partners

Florida CIO Program Manager


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

Kaila Overton

Program Manager

(713) 206-3323

kaila.overton@evanta.com