Milwaukee CIO Executive Summit

November 15, 2018 , Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

November 15, 2018
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Milwaukee 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

Milwaukee CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Richard Flahaven headshot

Richard Flahaven

Harley-Davidson, Inc.
CISO

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Eric Hanson

HUSCO International, Inc.
VP, Information services

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Michael Kahler

Old Republic Surety Company
CIO & VP of Information Services

Vicki Leinbach headshot

Vicki Leinbach

Ariens Company
CIO

Fawaz Rasheed headshot

Fawaz Rasheed

Trustmark Companies
CISO

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Mike Warner

Oshkosh Corporation
VP & CISO

Agenda


November 14, 2018

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

The New Unicorns of Agile Leadership

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Francie Van Wirkus

Conqueror of Mediocrity & Author

The Dominant Gene series

In order to be successful when confronted with complex opportunities and challenges, leaders must grow to become agile leaders and build out teams grounded in that same agility. It’s time to explore what only the very few are doing – and not doing – to transform teams and become epic leaders. Francie Van Wirkus, leader coach and agilest, refers to these leaders as “new unicorns” – people who practice continuous learning and mindfulness while building a network of generous and talented people who support their success. With humor and heartfelt stories, learn that personal change is a practice, not a destination. This interactive session will focus on how successful leaders can:

  • Look to an agile approach to open the door to sustainable change
  • Take a big picture idea and bring it down to actionable steps
  • Surround themselves with the right people to achieve their objective


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

November 15, 2018 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Preparing the Business Before the Breach

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Ben Smith

Field Chief Technology Officer

RSA, a Dell Technologies business

We’ve all heard the saying “hindsight is 20/20 vision,” and that is often true for cybersecurity incidents as well. Blind spots which are obvious when looking back to how an incident played out are not merely technical shortcomings, but cultural and organizational failures as well. Join RSA, a Dell Technologies business, for a review of:

  • How an inability to communicate internally within an organization contributes materially to the success of an adversary’s attack 
  • The centrality of identity in nearly every breach
  • Best practices to consider as you build out your own incident response capability

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Defending Against Invisible Risk with Artificial Intelligence

Ladi Adefala headshot

Ladi Adefala

Senior Security Strategist

Fortinet, Inc.

Cyberthreats are everywhere and it’s challenging enough when criminals use known methods of attack. What happens when you can’t see the threat?

In this breakout, you’ll hear:

  • How to defend your organization against unknown threat strategies
  • Why AI and machine learning are powerful tools for mitigating risk
  • Which steps are necessary to tip the security odds in your favor and strengthen defenses

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Organizational Infrastructure in the Digital Age

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Tom Knapp

CIO

Waterstone Mortgage Corporation

As we continue through digital transformation, IT continues to holds a strong cross-organizational influence and impact on the customer experience. With the societal to a digital generation, businesses must take a multifaceted approach to fuse together IT, operations, and marketing to meet the standards of today’s customer. In this session, Tom Knapp, CIO of Waterstone Mortgage Corporation will discuss:

  • Optimizing the benefits and minimizing the risk of working with third party vendors
  • Promoting new technology and building the necessary infrastructure across every level of the organization.
  • Committing to change in order to enhance the customer experience.

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Upcoming Trends in Threat Intelligence

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Joe Smits

CISO

Associated Banc-Corp

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Fawaz Rasheed

CISO

Trustmark Companies

Staying up to date on the current threat intelligence landscape is imperative when it comes to protecting against a cyberattack. With new technologies such as IoT and AI gaining momentum, CIOs and CISOs must continue to maintain awareness of new threats and how to integrate combative response to these threats across the business.

In this boardroom, you will discuss:

  • Industry examples of successes and pitfalls in threat intelligence
  • Bridging the gap between technology, marketing, and the entire enterprise
  • Incorporating threat intelligence into the business model and business transformation


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: 

Brianna Giacalone at 503-972-4437or brianna.giacalone@gartner.com

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Tech

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Taren Rodabaugh

VP & CIO, Global Information Services

Harley-Davidson, Inc.

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Vicki Leinbach

CIO

Ariens Company

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Kim Lueck

CIO

The Marcus Corporation

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Elaine Stephens

Vice President, Technology & Data Science

Breakthrough Fuel

While more women are joining the technology field and working up to positions of leadership, there is still plenty of room for improvement when it comes to representation and equal pay. In this panel discussion, female leaders will confront the current workplace hurdles for women in technology and offer solutions for the future.

Join this session to hear a discussion on:

  • The responsibility companies have in closing the gender gap.
  • The importance and value of diverse perspectives.
  • The hurdles in overcoming gender bias in the workplace.

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Cyber Risk Analysis: Methods of Presenting Risk and ROI

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Fawaz Rasheed

CISO

Trustmark Companies

In an ever-changing landscape of high profile incidents and threats, executives have more questions than ever for CISOs. Fawaz Rasheed discusses how to illustrate key cyber risks while exploring the differences between common communication methods being used today. This session will be interactive so come ready to share and hear from your peers.

Through anecdotes and examples, hear about:

  • The value of using maturity scales to measure risk
  • What makes a good model to communicate with the board and justify cost
  • How to answer real world questions on ROI and cyber risk


10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Three IT Cost Optimization Strategies to Accelerate Digital Innovation

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Tim Piechowski

Regional Director Field Operations - Central

Rimini Street, Inc.

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Molly Mulroy

VP & CIO

WEC Energy Group

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Chris Merkel

Director, Information Protection

Northwestern Mutual

Studies show that IT leaders still channel 80–90% of their budget and time “keeping the lights on”. Meanwhile, they are concurrently challenged to leverage digital technologies like social, mobile, cloud and Big Data. How can you find the funds or resources when the bulk of their focus is tied up in keep-the-lights-on projects?

Join this interactive discussion to hear:

  • How technology leaders can adopt specific cost optimization strategies to liberate resources
  • Ways to prioritize transformational initiatives and business growth
  • Methods for reducing third party support costs


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: 

Brianna Giacalone at 503-972-4437or brianna.giacalone@gartner.com

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Clouds in the Forecast – What’s Next for Enterprise IT

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Eric Hanson

VP, Information services

HUSCO International, Inc.

Michael Kahler headshot

Michael Kahler

CIO & VP of Information Services

Old Republic Surety Company

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Venugopal Pai

VP, Customer Success

Nutanix

Whether you’re running an aggressive cloud-first strategy or floating along in the hybrid cloud, each CIO’s cloud journey is a relevant roadmap for peers in pursuit of the configuration sweet spot. This boardroom draws on the collective wisdom of technology leaders at various stages of cloud migration. Come ready to exchange views from your collective cloud experience and discuss:

  • New business capabilities the cloud has unlocked
  • Embracing the full value of cloud and what may be holding you back
  • Navigating cloud implementation to ensure maximum agility and security


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: 

Brianna Giacalone at 503-972-4437or brianna.giacalone@gartner.com

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Managing Third Party Risk

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Marc Light

Director of Data Sciences

BitSight Technologies

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John Moon

Corporate VP & CIO

Johnson Outdoors Inc.

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Bob Turner

CISO

University of Wisconsin-Madison

In today’s diversified IT world, CIOs and CISOs are looking to vendors for smarter, more cost-efficient solutions. As each company’s security protection profile matures, however, so do their expectations for the vendors hired to protect the integrity and security of shared information. Join fellow security executives to discuss best practices and new approaches to:

  • Develop a third party risk program
  • Manage third party and supply chain partners
  • Improve your risk posture

November 15, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Creating a Company of Owners in IT

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Dr. Daren Martin

Culture Architect and Best-Selling Author of "A Company of Owners"

DarenMartin.com

Business leaders are always hunting for ways to squash culture killers, cultivate a fun business climate and boost employee relationships. In Dr. Daren Martin’s top-selling book, “A Company of Owners,” he provides a blueprint for business leaders to build a thriving culture and maximize employee engagement. In this session, he will teach you how to create a company of “owners of security.” Be ready to create your BAM – Business Actionable Mantra!

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Scaling and Streamlining Global Systems and Customer Experience

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Peter Logothetis

Recently Retired SVP & Group CIO

Allstate Insurance Company

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Kathy Lang

CIO

Cielo

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Steve Langer

Vice President, Information Technology

Modine Manufacturing Company

As acquisitions take place and organizations expand, the need to design efficient and effective systems is a top priority. How do you create systems that can scale in the global landscape, unify disparate information, and still design processes with the customer in mind? Technology leaders share how they grow global systems, and make sure the right technology to meet the customers’ needs – wherever and whoever they are – is implemented. Join this session to hear:

  • Ways to streamline and standardize implementations and infrastructure in a global environment
  • Strategies for accelerating innovation without putting experience at risk
  • Best practices for executing and coordinating against a global rollout strategy

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Building a Strategy for Analytics and Insights

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Mark Duening

CIO

U.S. Venture, Inc.

With copious amounts of data available and more making a beeline for organizations every day, there is a much to consider when strategizing an approach to analytics and insights. In this session US Venure, Inc. CIO, Mark Duening will discuss the four pillar model U.S. Venture has developed as a framework to apply analytics and gain insights to benefit their organization as a whole. 

In this session, you will learn:

  • Which trends should be considered when developing an analytics and insights strategy
  • Why an operational lens can be valuable when designing a strategy for cross-organizational value
  • How to approach analytics and insights with customers and vendors in mind

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Defining Digital Transformation

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Elaine Stephens

Vice President, Technology & Data Science

Breakthrough Fuel

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Cory Mason

Director, Global IT & CIO

Twin Disc, Incorporated

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Aravind Kashyap

SVP and Global Head, Manufacturing and Consumer

Hexaware Technologies

What is digital transformation? One thing is certain – it’s one of the hottest topics for IT leaders. Digital transformation means something different for every organization, but CIOs and CISOs are united in seeking to leverage the disruptive power of new technologies in their industries. As a high-level business strategy, digital transformation requires reimagining tradition and reinventing the way companies do business.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Ways regional organizations are identifying opportunities for digital transformation
  • How to manage the disruption those transformations create
  • Best practices for keeping security in mind at every step in the process


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: 

Brianna Giacalone at 503-972-4437or brianna.giacalone@gartner.com

November 15, 2018 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

The Milwaukee Bucks Digital Game Day Experience

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Robert Cordova

CTO

Milwaukee Bucks

In the digital age, organizations across industries must adapt to the needs and expectations of the constantly-connected digital customer. How can marketing and IT collaborate to enhance the customer experience and continue to drive revenue? In this session Robert Cordova, CTO of the Milwaukee Bucks will provide background on the development of their digital game day experience, how it was imagined and securely executed within a brand new venue. This discussion will explore best practices in:

  • Enabling IT to execute on creative ideas
  • Engaging the customer through interactive mobile applications
  • Securing connectivity and managing risk with a high volume of end users

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Running IT as a Business

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Anupam Khare

CIO

Oshkosh Corporation

In the time of Industry 4.0, the role of the IT department has shifted from a traditional service provider to a revenue-driving partner within the business. With this comes the need to elevate IT’s role in leveraging new technologies and the business opportunities they provide. Oshkosh Corporation has developed a high level strategy to align IT with the business while keeping people and culture at the forefront. 

Join this session to hear about:

  • Oshkosh’s journey in shaping a digital transformation strategy
  • Ways to enable a people first culture to retain and attract talent
  • How to approach the implementation stage of the transformation

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Assessing Risk with Enterprise Information Governance

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Stewart Tan

Consulting Principal Director

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Jason Gellings

Director of Business Intelligence

Roehl

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Richard Flahaven

CISO

Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Information risk management and governance can seem like trying to boil the ocean and developing the right strategy and approach is key. CIOs and CISOs are building the infrastructure that allows the free movement of this critical business intelligence, yet seamlessly linking silos of information is no small task when it comes to mitigating risk and staying compliant with data privacy regulations. In this boardroom conversation, you’ll uncover:

  • Strategies around the balancing of IT Risks and Operational Risks
  • Action plans to facilitate ownership and accountability across your lines of business
  • Effective methods for reporting risks to the Board
  • Effective compliance management techniques to meet Federal and State-by-State privacy regulations

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: 

Brianna Giacalone at 503-972-4437or brianna.giacalone@gartner.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Are We There Yet? – How to Lead through Disruption

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Sheldon Cuffie

VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Northwestern Mutual

Corporate technology today is in a constant state of disruption and drastic change. The challenges are never-ending, thanks to the combined forces of rapid digital innovation, global competition, and expanding security threats. Helping your teams cope, succeed and thrive in this state of near-chaos is a daunting responsibility. How to manage it? In this energetic keynote, Sheldon Cuffie, Vice President and CISO at Northwestern Mutual, will help you find the inspiration and, yes, the humor it takes to lead your teams through the disruptive—and exciting—state of IT today. We’ll explore how to:

  • Move past denial to become a problem-solving business partner
  • Look beyond team performance to focus on organizational health
  • Be the catalyst that helps your organization gain strength and resilience while adapting to change

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

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

Brianna Giacalone

503-972-4437

brianna.giacalone@gartner.com