Milwaukee CIO Executive Summit

November 14, 2019 , The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

November 14, 2019
The 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
Chief Information Security Officer & Data Privacy Officer

Eric Hanson headshot

Eric Hanson

HUSCO
Global VP, Information Services

Michael Kahler headshot

Michael Kahler

Old Republic Surety Company
CIO & VP of Information Services

Vicki Leinbach headshot

Vicki Leinbach

Ariens Company
CIO

Brent Maher headshot

Brent Maher

Johnson Financial Group, Inc.
SVP - CTO

John Paape headshot

John Paape

Roehl Transport Inc.
CIO

Fawaz Rasheed headshot

Fawaz Rasheed

Northwestern Mutual
CISO

Tim Van Ryzin headshot

Tim Van Ryzin

Milliman, Inc.
Director, Information Security

Agenda


November 13, 2019

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

The New Reality — Make Change Your Competitive Advantage

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Karl Schoemer

Author, "Change Is Your Competitive Advantage"

Like a school of fish, an adaptive organization must move rapidly and in unison toward new opportunities. From navigating the uncertainty of today’s tight talent markets to responding to evolving employee expectations, leaders and employees alike must embrace the power of change to make it a part of their individual and organizational competitive advantage.

Karl Schoemer will draw on his 20 years’ experience studying change to share:

  • Insights on how leadership behaviors facilitate change
  • Strategies to help change contribute to culture
  • Tactics for creating change-adaptive individuals

November 14, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:00am  Opening Comments

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

The Next Evolution of Artificial Intelligence

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Dr. Hans Mumm

Author & Thought Leader on Future of Artificial Intelligence

IT Thought Leader

Open any newspaper or watch any news station — autonomous systems and AI are everywhere. What is your place in the new autonomous world? Are you ready to lead and govern in this uncertain future?

In this keynote, you’ll hear how:

  • Social normative behaviors are being redefined
  • New technology impacts opportunities, provocations, and threats on and off Wall Street
  • Planned change keeps leaders from becoming obsolete

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  CIO Featured Session

The Cloud Made Me Do It

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Michael Lehman

CIO

Batteries Plus

Cloud technology has proven to optimize performance, yet it is still a challenge to ensure you are making the right service decisions for your organization. Michael Lehman will share how Batteries Plus discovered ways to drive innovation and efficiency in the cloud while battling a tight labor market.

Join this session to:

  • Explore the stages of cloud adoption and transition
  • Review the potential performance and cost benefits of cloud
  • Consider the future of innovating in the cloud

9:00am - 9:50am  CIO & CISO Featured Session

Cybersecurity Governance in an Era of Convergence

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Rick Peters

Director, Operational Technology Global Enablement

Fortinet, Inc.

With the advancement of technology used to support industrial control systems (ICS) organizations are facing an expanding threat landscape. However, convergence is blurring the lines between IT and OT creating opportunities to improve the visibility, control, and situational awareness necessary for cybersecurity governance.

During this session, you’ll discuss:

  • Trends driving physical and digital convergence
  • Ways to manage cyber governance expectations 
  • Pathways for visibility, control and situational awareness


9:00am - 9:50am  CIO Executive Boardroom

Creating a Digitally Enhanced Customer Experience

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Ken Garfinkel

CIO

Broan-NuTone LLC

Robert Cordova headshot

Robert Cordova

CTO

Milwaukee Bucks

As emerging technologies like AI reshape the digital landscape, businesses are exploring new ways to create smart and engaging digital customer experiences. Carve out some valuable face-to-face time with technology peers innovating around exciting new developments in this space. In this boardroom dicuss:

  • What investments your peers are making
  • Early success stories in digitally enhancing the customer experience
  • Benefits of connecting your 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). To reserve your seat, please contact Jenn St. John at jenn.stjohn@evanta.com.

9:00am - 9:50am  CISO Executive Boardroom

Communicating Risk — Translating Insight Into Action

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Fawaz Rasheed

CISO

Northwestern Mutual

Riad Amro headshot

Riad Amro

Global CISO

Grant Thornton

Unlike the CISO role of just a few years ago – where many could still focus heavily on the bits and bytes – today’s security leader is also expected to be a business leader. Uncover strategies with your peers to help you become fluent in the languages of risk, finance and strategy, and to effectively convey your message, including:

  • How to educate your board on cybersecurity so they become champions for security in your company
  • What the board really wants to hear from CISOs
  • Which metrics will help you craft a compelling story that inspires action

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 CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Jenn St. John at jenn.stjohn@evanta.com.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  CIO Featured Session

Telecom and Mobility Management at the Center of Digital Modernization

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Myron Braun

Vice President, Sales

Renodis

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Ross Gilbertson

SVP & CIO

Northern Tool & Equipment

Since divestiture, telecom has spawned countless innovative technologies. Despite being the backbone of modern digitization, managing telecom remains a source of frustration for many IT leaders.

This session will cover:

  • Integrative approaches and real peer-to-peer examples of solving telecom pain points
  • How to leverage recent telecom innovations to differentiate the business
  • Telecom’s future and maximizing potential benefits

10:20am - 11:10am  CISO Featured Session

An Inside Look at a Leading Email Threat Protection Program

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Shawn Button

Information Technology Security Manager

Harley-Davidson

Richard Flahaven headshot

Richard Flahaven

Chief Information Security Officer & Data Privacy Officer

Harley-Davidson

Regardless of the types of protections in place, most cyberattacks are initiated with an email targeting your end users. Join Richard Flahaven and Shawn Button to hear how Harley-Davidson has taken a holistic approach to significantly mitigate email threats and create a security-minded workforce.

In this session you’ll learn about:

  • Implementing an effective email authentication process (including DMARC)
  • Developing and measuring action plans to respond to fraud and insider threats
  • Empowering employees to make better decisions to reduce phishing risk

10:20am - 11:10am  CIO Executive Boardroom

Lead, Don't Follow — Getting Ahead in the Data Game

Murali Balakrishnan headshot

Murali Balakrishnan

VP & CIO

TIDI Products

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Kathy Lang

CIO

Cielo

CIOs have endless data at their fingertips, but these leaders understand that leveraging data requires meaningful information, not just lots of information. A data strategy must have clearly defined priorities, the right technological foundation, sound governance, business alignment – and an eye toward the future. Tomorrow’s data-driven organization can’t simply ride the wave; it must direct the wave.

Join this interactive conversation to:

  • Create a shared vision among peers for the next steps in your data journey – wherever you are along the path
  • Outline the challenges and possible solutions for generating truly predictive analytics
  • Tackle the data challenge holistically by building the data-first mindset into your entire 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). To reserve your seat, please contact Jenn St. John at jenn.stjohn@evanta.com.

10:20am - 11:10am  CISO Executive Boardroom

Cyber-Risk Management — New Approaches for Reducing Your Cyber-Exposure

Tim Van Ryzin headshot

Tim Van Ryzin

Director, Information Security

Milliman, Inc.

Laurie Panella headshot

Laurie Panella

CIO

Marquette University

Kevin Flynn headshot

Kevin Flynn

Senior Product Manager

Tenable

When it comes to reducing cyber exposure, overcoming vulnerability overload is critical. Find out how to improve your vulnerability management efforts so you can close your cyber exposure gap and focus on what matters most to your business.

During this peer discussion, you will explore how to:

  • Translate raw vulnerability and threat intelligence data into business insights
  • Benchmark your organization’s cyber exposure to guide decision making
  • Use threat intelligence to move the most dangerous vulnerabilities up your priority list


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 CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Jenn St. John at jenn.stjohn@evanta.com.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

November 14, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:20pm  Lunch & Comments

12:20pm - 12:50pm  Keynote

Networking Lunch

 Join your peers for lunch and an interactive networking session.

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CIO & CISO Featured Session

The Talent Challenge

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Molly Mulroy

VP & CIO

WEC Energy Group

Joe Smits headshot

Joe Smits

CISO

Associated Bank-Corp

With rapid digital transformation both in recent years and moving forward into the foreseeable future, there is a need to profoundly address the tech talent shortage. This session will confront the challenges of building out a workforce with the right skills that will translate across decades of transformation. 

In this interactive brainstorming session, we’ll explore:

  • Attracting and retaining top tech talent
  • Educating the next generation of IT professionals
  • Innovating internal development strategies

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CISO Featured Session

Digital Risk Explosion — Managing Risk in a Hyper-Outsourcing World

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Peter Kobs

EVP

RiskRecon

Digital transformation has dramatically transformed the enterprise risk surface, automating a vast array of processes while outsourcing a vast array of systems and services. Through this frenetic reshaping, few organizations truly understand the nature of their new risk reality and how to successfully manage it.

In this interactive discussion we will:

  • Explore the true nature of the enterprise cyber risk surface
  • Discuss threats and regulations driving organizations to better manage their extended enterprise
  • Share insights on how to better manage third-party risk (hint: good data!)

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CIO Executive Boardroom

Closing the Gap — DevOps Transformation

Vicki Leinbach headshot

Vicki Leinbach

CIO

Ariens Company

Barb Streubel headshot

Barb Streubel

CIO

Krueger International, Inc.

Eric Pawlyshyn headshot

Eric Pawlyshyn

Regional Sales Lead

Nutanix

DevOps increasingly plays an important role in transforming today’s digital landscape and driving business revenue. To quickly deliver new customer-centric services or simply just to fail fast, IT teams are transitioning to DevOps models that close the gap between development and operations while drastically increasing their business relevance.

During this boardroom discussion, we’ll unpack:

  • Defining DevOps and envisioning an outcome
  • Successes in transforming your delivery model
  • Common pitfalls in driving DevOps in organizations

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). To reserve your seat, please contact Jenn St. John at jenn.stjohn@evanta.com.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CISO Executive Boardroom

Managing the Convergence of Global Data Regulations

Reshad Alam headshot

Reshad Alam

IT Director & CISO

Regal Beloit

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Shawn Lewis

Director, Information Security

Spectrum Brands, Inc.

Miller Newton headshot

Miller Newton

President and CEO

PKWARE

GDPR caused organizations to scramble to meet data protection directives and reassess risk management. Now California has its own Privacy Act set to come into effect, and it’s one of many forthcoming regulations and policies. Join this boardroom to discuss how organizations can create a unified data protection and compliance strategy that meets conflicting requirements.

In this boardroom, discuss:

  • Best practices for managing risk associated with data protection frameworks
  • Standards and metrics for measuring data protection risk
  • Data classification strategies to aid compliance, regardless of regulation

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 CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Jenn St. John at jenn.stjohn@evanta.com.

November 14, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CIO Featured Session

Facing the Challenges of a Global ERP Implementation

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Todd Mackay

VP & CIO

Briggs & Stratton

Todd MacKay, CIO, Briggs & Stratton will share the highlights of their global ERP implementation and transformation. Hear how their team achieved a smooth go-live at the end of a four-year journey that was not without its challenges.

This session will cover how to successfully:

  • Collaborate and partner with vendors
  • Implement new process ownership and organizational change management
  • Educate and engage senior leadership

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CISO Featured Session

Trust and Transformation — Employing a Cybersecurity Framework

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Mandy Huth

VP, Cybersecurity

Kohler Co.

As organizations continue to evolve, cybersecurity is oftentimes viewed as a barrier to innovation. Join Mandy Huth as she shares how she implemented the framework for a consistent cybersecurity program and changed the way Kohler perceives security.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Effectively use a cybersecurity framework to execute your strategy
  • Improve business engagement with risk assessments
  • Add consistency to measuring controls

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CIO Executive Boardroom

What’s Next — A Nuts-and-Bolts Roadmap to Innovation

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John Paape

CIO

Roehl Transport Inc.

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Elaine Stephens

Vice President, Technology & Data Science

Breakthrough

In an increasingly competitive landscape, new thinking, new technology and new ways of doing business are essential. But to fully embrace and leverage innovation, CIOs must be fully aligned to the strategy and execution of the organization – not reacting to disruption, but a critical part of disrupting. Take this opportunity to remove the wishful thinking from emerging technology and share your strategies for embedding innovation into the core of your business.

This conversation will focus on:

  • Evaluating new and emerging technologies and building sound business cases for their implementation
  • Methodology for defining new business opportunities through technology
  • Creating a comprehensive culture of innovation rooted in practical, measurable outcomes

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 CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Jenn St. John at jenn.stjohn@evanta.com.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

The Legal and Ethical Implications of Data Privacy

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Steve Thomas

EVP, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Kohl's Corporation

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Eric Hanson

Global VP, Information Services

HUSCO

Earlier this year, the Business Roundtable CEOs announced new standards for corporate responsibility — to push for an economy that serves all stakeholders including investors, customers and employees. What role does data privacy play in this mandate? This keynote addresses the growing concerns surrounding data, its uses and the movement towards a more regulated marketplace and the essential role corporations and their leaders have in enforcing privacy laws to maintain long-term value for the communities we serve.

This fireside chat addresses:

  • Putting customers and employees first
  • Looking at privacy regulations holistically
  • Partnering across the C-level to drive privacy changes

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leaders
National Sponsors
Global Thought Leader

Milwaukee CIO Program Manager


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

Jenn St. John

971-222-5924

jenn.stjohn@evanta.com