New Jersey CIO Executive Summit

November 16, 2022 | Hanover Marriott

November 16, 2022
Hanover Marriott

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with New Jersey'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

New Jersey CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Ankur Ahuja

Fareportal
Global VP & CISO

Roota Almeida

Amazon Stores
Head of Security Governance

Lookman Fazal

NJ Transit
Chief Information & Digital Officer

Zouhair Guelzim

L'Oreal
VP & CISO

Warren Kudman

Turner Construction
SVP & Chief Information Officer

Hussein Syed

RWJBarnabas Health
Chief Information Security Officer

Gabrielle Wolfson

Quest Diagnostics Inc
Senior VP & Chief Information & Chief Digital 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 New Jersey 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 15, 2022

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Join the New Jersey CIO & CISO Governing Body and their invited guests for a night of food, drinks and networking. 

November 16, 2022 - morning

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

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

Stress Management Strategies for Effective Leadership

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Oluyinka Ajirotutu

Stress Management & Lifestyle Change Expert

Oluyinka Speaks

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), there are an unprecedented number of employees struggling with stress and mental health concerns that negatively impact their work and home life. The skill of stress management is more important than ever for leaders to motivate and support their teams effectively while sustaining personal well-being.

Join this interactive keynote to:

  • Understand the critical role leaders play regarding stress management that can improve employee morale, retention and productivity
  • Learn key strategies to reduce stress, overcome burnout and develop resilience in the face of challenges
  • Develop a comprehensive stress management plan that will result in long-term wellbeing and enhanced quality of life

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Cybersecurity Strategy — Getting Ready for the Next Event

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Renee Tarun

Deputy CISO/Vice President Information Security

Fortinet

Your digital transformation journey must be efficient, effective and secure. Where does cybersecurity fit into your post pandemic IT and digital enablement? With the recent shift in IT priorities, your CISO should be a strategic thinker and an ally who promotes security readiness as you shape your company or 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 transformation are secured
  • Ways to evolve your cybersecurity strategy to align with line of business goals

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Vulnerability Risk Management for The Modern Era

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Ed Bellis

CTO

Kenna Security

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Ken Fishkin

Manager, Information Security

Lowenstein Sandler

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Vivek Kumar

Global Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

CBOE

Vulnerabilities can be found anywhere in an organization. Having a risk-based and prioritized approach to managing and mitigating those vulnerabilities is critical to maintain a strong security posture.

Join this session to discuss:

  • What makes a vulnerability risky to an organization
  • Strategies to identify high risk vulnerabilities before they’re exploited
  • How to measure risk and use it to inform vulnerability management metrics

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:  Alex Shimrat | Alex.Shimrat@evanta.com

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

The Indispensable Human Element of Cybersecurity

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Chris Boehm

Chief Cybersecurity Strategist

SentinelOne

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Madhu Thekk

Cybersecurity Officer

Siemens Financial Services

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Jason McKay

CIO & VP Business Process

Riggs Distler

Artificial Intelligence is a pervasive part of our lives today and cybersecurity teams and adversaries alike have learned to harness the speed and power of machines to strengthen their capabilities. With machine learning becoming one of the most important tools of defense, leaders must balance the overwhelming speed and accuracy advantages of AI with the need for measured and intuitive interactions with a real-world human element.

Join this session to discuss:

  • What these trends mean for the hands-on practitioner
  • When the velocity of innovation outpaces the capabilities of human intellect
  • The role of automation in the effective practice of securing our digital world

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:  Alex Shimrat | Alex.Shimrat@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.

November 16, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

The Risks and Rewards of a Permanently-Hybrid Workforce

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Scott Bourne

IT Risk Management/ Attack Surface Reduction

Merck & Co.

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David Plotzker

Senior Director, Transformational Projects

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Rob Reiser

Director Information Security

Tory Burch

There are a lot of opinions about working from home. Some say isolation increases focus and productivity. Others say you can't be that dedicated if you're wearing sweat pants every day. Beyond these opinions and within conversations with your C-Level peers lies factual information about the current state of hybrid work.

Join this data-focused, moderated look at:

  • Where the New Jersey CIO and CISO community really stands on returning to the office
  • What some are doing to effectively manage teams when working off-site
  • A balanced conversation on the benefits and pitfalls of remaining remote

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Security is a Team Sport

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Krishna Narayanaswamy

Founder & Chief Scientist

Netskope

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Alexander Schuchman

CISO

Colgate-Palmolive

Building trust and resilience across infrastructure and security teams is key to defending the enterprise. As companies execute zero trust strategies, the partnership between CIOs, CISOs, and their teams is more important than ever.

Join this session to learn about:

  • The critical components of a modern zero trust strategy
  • Proven practices for infrastructure and security collaboration
  • Improving internal stakeholder relationships to make the right investments and fuel business outcomes

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Creating a Secure, Compliance-First Hybrid Cloud Architecture

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Keith Donnelly

VP, Global Head of Risk & Compliance

Broadridge

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Mark Eimer

SVP, Associate CIO & Chief Technology Officer

Hackensack Meridian Health

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Scott Hebner

Vice President, Digital Infrastructure Solutions

IBM

Customers are demanding more robust digital experiences, but security threats are growing, making for a complex, ever-changing web of regulations extending across the globe. IT Leaders must balance security, with innovation and speed as well as create IT environments that can adapt to workload spikes, interdependent applications, and more data at the edge, even as cyber-attacks, and ransomware increase. How can businesses digitally transform with the cloud – ensuring they have a secure environment where customers’ data is not compromised – while dealing with application sprawl and siloed data?

In this discussion, we will explore ways to:

  • Connect and integrate across a distributed and hybrid cloud environment to create a common experience for applications and data
  • Modernize and de-risk regulated industries to keep workloads compliant, secure, and resilient
  • Optimize control of decentralization to manage and maintain enterprise systems infrastructure

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:  Alex Shimrat | Alex.Shimrat@evanta.com

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Elevating Security for a Hyper-Connected World

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Max Lewis

Principal Sales Engineer

Armis

Digital assets are enabling new revenue and growth opportunities, and accelerating transformation across industries. For CISOs and CIOs that must ensure the security and continuity of business, however, they represent an ever-expanding attack surface at a time when the volume of attacks and the threat of ransomware is increasingly driving news cycles and board-level concern.
Attendees of this keynote will leave with the insights needed to:

  • Identify unseen security risks by gaining complete visibility in a rapidly expanding attack surface
  • Get ahead of exposure by prioritizing high impact vulnerabilities and threats
  • Secure the assets, recover unnecessary CapEx and OpEx and free staff for priority initiatives

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Work Rebalanced – Fueling Trust, Collaboration and Empowerment

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Juan Morales

Chief Information Security Officer, Global Information Security

Anywhere Real Estate

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Richard Mendoza

Senior Director, Data Privacy & Regulatory Compliance

Anywhere Real Estate

Technology is no longer just an enabler of employee productivity; it is invaluable empowerment. To thrive in a world teeming with opportunity and potential pitfalls, organizations must create deeply considered strategies that include intelligent IT, empathic leadership, secure platforms, and tech empowerment.

Join this session to:

  • Understand the forces challenging and reshaping organizations today
  • Balance employee needs and challenges while securing and simplifying digital workspaces
  • Leverage technology to foster flexibility, collaboration and trust across the dispersed enterprise

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Protect Your Pocketbook, Prioritize Privacy

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Manik Patil

VP of Modernization

AIG

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Keith Dempsey

Chief Information Security Officer

Aris Global

When New Jersey CIOs and CISOs ranked their business priorities in early 2022, "Legal & Privacy" didn't even crack the top 10. Why? New regulations and some organizations' failure to meet them have resulted in 10s of millions of dollars in fines. Now is the time to recognize the importance of privacy and regulatory compliance.

Together, with a room of your C-level peers, you'll:

  • Hear from a team of local, privacy-focused, security executives
  • Reflect on the dangers of unchecked compliance
  • Reassess where privacy and compliance fall on your top priorities list

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Navigating the Third-Party Threat Landscape

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Shane Hasert

Sr Security Risk Analyst

CyberGRX

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Dr. Jordan Tannenbaum

VP, CIO, CMIO

Saint Peter's Healthcare System

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Don Aliberti

Director, Cyber Risk Management

Valley National Bancorp

Companies are increasingly dependent on vast networks of third parties which makes it difficult to monitor the level of exposure these risks pose to the organization. Perfect monitoring of all third parties, especially at global scale is impossible with limited resources. However, a proper third-party risk management program can be the life-saving measure your business needs when your partners are under attack.
Join this session to discuss:

  • Prioritizing your vendor inventory for assessment
  • Leveraging automation for calculating risk and streamlining the review process
  • Expanding third-party risk conversations beyond cybersecurity

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:  Alex Shimrat | Alex.Shimrat@evanta.com

November 16, 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

Let's Brainstorm! Solving the Talent Gap

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Justin Lahullier

CIO

Delta Dental of New Jersey

Navigating the modern talent landscape has CIOs and CISOs searching for solutions. With employee expectations at an all-time high, it's time to get creative.

Join this interactive session to tackle team building scenarios including: 

  • Keeping the right people – thinking beyond just retention 
  • Mentoring a multigenerational workforce – creating operational excellence
  • Exploring employee potential – diversifying skill sets

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Business Transformation in Market Redefinition

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Steve Crowley

Director of Solutions Engineering

T-Mobile for Business

Tomorrow's CIOs & CISOs understand the need to identify new optimized opportunities in an evolving market. The pressure to make decisions rapidly while focusing on driving growth and balancing legacy ambitions will create a unique opportunity for business transformation.

In this session, we'll discuss:

  • Capitalizing on new business opportunities during market redefinition
  • Creating a strategic vision to drive growth
  • Balancing optimization and transformation

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Implementing Zero Trust, The Practical Way

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Jay Hussein

Chief Customer Officer

ColorTokens

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Ankur Ahuja

Global VP & CISO

Fareportal

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Elil Arulraj

Sr. Director, Global Head of Cybersecurity Engineering

Aon

After years of being perceived as a nice cybersecurity concept but lacking practical implementation, Zero Trust has gained tremendous momentum in the industry with many organizations budgeting for and kicking off various Zero Trust initiatives. To realize the full benefit of Zero Trust, CISOs must carefully plan the processes to support Zero Trust initiatives, identify the right solutions and services, as well as set right expectations with all stake holders.

Join your peers to discuss:

  • Business benefits and misconceptions of Zero Trust
  • Common pitfalls when implementing Zero Trust
  • Setting practical and realistic expectations/milestones

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:  Alex Shimrat | Alex.Shimrat@evanta.com

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

IT at the Table — From Reactionary to Innovator

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Rod Aday

Director, Information Risk Management

Verizon

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Jon Harding

Global CIO

Conair

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Lakshmi Pappu

US CTDO

Haleon

If the modern world demands tech-driven organizations, why are so many CIOs, CISOs and other information executives left to simply monitor cyber liabilities or adapt to support the enterprises pre-IT plan? It's time to move beyond security operations and start influencing the enterprise.

Gather with your C-level peers to:

  • Consider the challenges of a respected, business-focused C-suite collaborator
  • Hear how some are successfully moving the needle toward innovation
  • Begin impacting and inspiring the rest of your C-suite as you set course for what's next

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

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

Hanover Marriott
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hanover Marriott at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 973-538-8811.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $249 USD (plus tax) is October 24, 2022.

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New Jersey CIO Program Manager


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

Alex Shimrat

Program Manager

315-857-5945

alex.shimrat@evanta.com