Pittsburgh CIO Executive Summit

June 2, 2022 | David L Lawrence Convention Center

June 2, 2022
David L Lawrence Convention Center

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Pittsburgh'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

Supporting business agility with risk-based programs

Empowering Talent, Protecting the Enterprise

Pittsburgh CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Bill Balint

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
CIO

Steven Bugajski

US Steel
Chief Information Officer

Francois Estellon

Matthews International
Executive Vice President - Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer

Bill Fortwangler

Dollar Bank
CIO

Susan Koski

PNC
CISO, Head of Security and Enterprise Response

Matt Putila

Highmark Wholecare
VP, Information Technology & CTO

George Rosato

CONSOL Energy
Director, IT

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 Pittsburgh 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


June 1, 2022

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

Governing Body Private Dinner

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

June 2, 2022 - morning

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

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Exhaustion to Enthusiasm – Leading Through Rapid Change

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Cassandra Worthy

CEO & Founder, Change Enthusiasm

Guest Speaker

90% of change adoption stems from employee motivation and willingness to embrace the change. 15 years in corporate mergers and acquisitions made Cassandra Worthy one of the world's leading experts on sparking Change Enthusiasm® in an organization, delivering insights to transform your organizational culture from surviving change to growing through change.

Join this interactive keynote to gain:

  • A new perspective on the skills required to effectively lead through change
  • Practical framework to quantify your strengths and areas of growth when addressing, working and leading through change
  • An instantly applicable action plan to improve critical leadership behaviors and effectively lead change movements

9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Security Is a Team Sport

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Damian Chung

Business Information Security Officer

Netskope

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Kellie Morrow

VP of Information Security

Ellwood Group

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

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Actionable Intelligence — Keeping Pace with Relentless Threats

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Franco Cappa

Chief of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

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Mackenzie Monarko

Special Agent

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Whether it’s cybercriminals motivated by profit or nation-state attackers with geopolitical motives, public and private organizations of all sizes have felt the impact of cyberattacks. Enterprise organizations are reeling from the onslaught of massively spread ransomware attacks to surgical pinpointed attacks on their assets from sophisticated state-sponsored actors. How can security leaders best face changing threat vectors?

Join Mackenzie Monarko, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Franco Cappa, Cybersecurity Advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to discuss:

  • Understanding the adversary’s goals and objectives
  • How to build a more secure and resilient infrastructure through preparedness, incident response, and mitigation
  • What security executives can do to build resiliency

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Scaling Automation for Cross-Enterprise Digital Transformation

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Kristen Beatty

Head of IT - Corporate Functions

Viatris

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Mark Miko

CIO

DLC

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Richard Smith

Senior Vice President / Chief Information Officer

Wabtec

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Jacob Yackenovich

Director, Product Management

IBM

Ten years’ worth of digitization occurred in less than a year as companies realized the pressing need to automate their operations to stay relevant and competitive. But while digitizing workloads is a critical way to address skills gaps and labor shortages, it also creates complexity and volumes of data that are difficult to manage.

Join this interactive roundtable to discuss:

  • Creating an end-to end strategy to scale automation past bots and RPA
  • Driving operational efficiencies while delivering excellent customer service
  • Manage IT resources to optimize performance and cost, increase observability, and manage incidents

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: 

Marsha Wick | marsha.wick@evanta.com | 971-230-3524

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:20am - 10:45am  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.

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Communicating the Hack — Not as Hard as you Think

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Bob Turner

Field CISO

Fortinet

As networks, systems and applications become more complex and distributed, detecting and responding to threats and attacks has become increasingly difficult. Your IT program and cybersecurity plan is judged by your last event. Communicating readiness appropriately builds confidence in the way you will address the next event.

In this session, you will explore:

  • What CISOs need to be telling the C-Suite and Boards about cyber risk
  • Evaluating and communicating Value vs. Risk vs. Cost for minor to major impact cyber attacks
  • Micro Workshop: Socializing and exercising your cyber response plans and tools by creating a Ransomware Table Top Exercise

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

A CIO’s Guide to Engaging the Board and Senior Leadership

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Summer Craze Fowler

CIO

Argo AI

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Matt Putila

VP, Information Technology & CTO

Highmark Wholecare

Corporate directors often lack the technical background for nuanced discussions of IT. Yet boards of directors are still acutely interested in harnessing the disruptive opportunities of new technology, and the CIO is expected to deliver. The best CIO board presenters are savvy communicators who can focus on metrics and messages.

Join your peer to discuss:

  • How CIOs can lead and guide the conversation on how technology can enable business trajectory
  • Engaging the Board in continuous dialogue in areas related to performance, risk, and strategy
  • Communicating with the Board on preserving and growing shareholder value
  • Demystifying technology spending and showing clear ties to enabling and protecting the business

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Data Doesn’t Lose Itself

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Michael T. Abram

CIO

Westinghouse Electric Co

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John Checco

Resident CISO

Proofpoint

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Ryan Shaw

CISO

Argo AI

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Eris Symms

Chief Information Security Officer

Arconic

Your people are your most valuable asset, your greatest weakness, and your best defense. CIOs & CISOs seeking to prevent data loss from malicious, negligent or compromised users can correlate content, behavior and threats for better insight and streamlined investigations.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Augmenting your data protection program with the right people and processes
  • Transforming your employees into effective data defenders
  • Managing insider threats and preventing data loss at the endpoint

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: 

Marsha Wick | marsha.wick@evanta.com | 971-230-3524

11:30am - 11:40am  Break

June 2, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

Elevating Security for a Hyper-Connected World

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Curtis Simpson

Chief Information Security Officer

Armis

Digital assets are enabling new revenue and growth opportunities, and accelerating transformation across industries. But for CISO’s that must ensure the security and continuity of business, 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 risk by gaining complete visibility in a rapidly expanding attack surface
  • Get ahead of exposure by prioritizing high impact vulnerabilities and threats
  • Secure the assets and recover unnecessary CapEx and OpEx, and free staff for priority initiatives

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Business Transformation in Market Redefinition

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Kathleen Lovett

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Supply Chain

VSP Global

Tomorrow's CIO understands 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 with Kathleen Lovett, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Supply Chain, VSP Global, you will discuss:

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

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Redefining the Role of Asset Management in Cybersecurity

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Sean Blenkhorn

Vice President, Worldwide Sales Engineering

Axonius

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Dave Coughanour

VP of Cybersecurity

Ansys

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Thomas Dugas

AVP & CISO

Duquesne University

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John Shaffer

Cyber Security Manager

CONSOL Energy

The line between IT and security is blurring. Seemingly overnight, a foundational understanding of what devices, users, and cloud instances exist has jumped in priority for CISOs.

Join this roundtable discussion around:

  • How asset management – once a pure IT play – matters for cybersecurity
  • Why the asset management problem hasn’t been solved yet — and what to do about it
  • What approaches to asset management work and don't work in today's enterprise environments

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: 

Marsha Wick | marsha.wick@evanta.com | 971-230-3524

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Enterprise Cloud: Patterns of Success

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George Rosato

Director, IT

CONSOL Energy

What do enterprises who’ve adopted cloud successfully have in common? We will take a look at strategies based on real-world experience for how to gain buy-in from key stakeholders, motivate and re-skill existing employees, do more with less, and organize teams to be as successful as possible, as quickly as possible.

Join this boardroom session to discuss how to:

  • Turn nay-sayers and doubters into allies
  • Build momentum in your transformation through small wins that deliver big results
  • Creating an environment that encourages calculated risk-taking and growth

June 2, 2022 - afternoon

2:05pm - 2:35pm  Networking Break

2:10pm - 2:35pm  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.

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

A C-level Guide to Zero Trust Implementation

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Pamela Kubiatowski

Field CTO - AMS

Zscaler

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John O'Rourke

Global IT Director/Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) - IT Security

PPG Industries

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T.J. Bondarenka

VP Infrastructure & Operations

Wesco International

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

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

The Battle for Talent During the Great Resignation

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Bill Fortwangler

CIO

Dollar Bank

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Jamell Mihalik

Director, Human Resources

Carnegie Mellon University

The world has changed; so has your workforce. Technology and HR leaders are competing against organizations across the world for talent and boosting employee engagement can be the competitive advantage needed to recruit and retain the strongest performers.

Join this benchmarking session to learn:

  • Strategies to improve employee engagement and performance to future-proof your hybrid workforce
  • Compare initiatives with a cross-section of your peers
  • Walk away with actionable insights to address remote culture breakdowns and elevate productivity

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Building a Cloud Team – Developing World-Class Talent That Produces Results

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Al Jones

Vice President Information Technology

CNX Resources

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Paul Turcotte

VP, CISO

GNC

Successful cloud transformations require highly-skilled people, but cloud skills are in high demand and the market for these skills is competitive. What strategies for recruiting and retaining top talent are working, and how do CIOs motivate and re-skill existing employees so they can be as successful as possible as quickly as possible?

Join AWS Enterprise Strategist Jake Burns to discuss how to:

  • Turn nay-sayers and doubters into allies
  • Quickly up-skill existing employees with what they need to succeed
  • Build momentum in your transformation through small wins that deliver big results

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: 

Marsha Wick | marsha.wick@evanta.com | 971-230-3524

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:10pm  Keynote

Structuring for Success — Maintaining Agility

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Jim Dye

CTO

Cochran Automotive Group

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Francois Estellon

Executive Vice President - Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer

Matthews International

As highlighted by the pandemic, keeping the organization agile is paramount to maintaining a competitive business edge. Technology and security executives must drive the business forward while evolving internal structures and processes to achieve efficiency. According to Gartner, a majority of technology executives are now increasing spending to upgrade their digital core, while reducing spend on legacy core.

Join this session as technology executives discuss:

  • Technologies to be adopted, and phased out, to remain competitive
  • Upskilling employees to be literate in changing technologies including IoT, robotics, AI and ML
  • Effectively communicating the organization’s technical vision to get buy-in from the board/C-suite

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

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Location


Venue & Accommodation

David L Lawrence Convention Center
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the David L Lawrence Convention Center at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 412-281-3700.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $179 USD (plus tax) is May 3, 2022.

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

Marsha Wick

Program Manager

503-701-1111

marsha.wick@evanta.com