Seattle CIO Executive Summit

May 9, 2018, Grand Hyatt Seattle

May 9, 2018
Grand Hyatt Seattle

Collaborate with your peers

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

Seattle CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Brian Abrahamson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
CIO

Anja Canfield-Budde

University of Washington
Associate Vice President, Information Management

Darren Challey

Amazon.com
CISO, Amazon Fulfillment & Operations

Dave Estlick

Starbucks Coffee Company
CISO

Paul Moulton

Costco Wholesale Corporation
EVP & CIO

Vanessa Pegueros

DocuSign
VP & CISO

Agenda


May 8, 2018

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Keynote

Harness Your Super Powers to Tackle the Digital Future

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Ben Hammersley

Author & Futurist

Ben Hammersley

If you or your organization is afraid of what’s next and feel that there are forces at work that drain your market share, Ben Hammersley is here to help. A futurist, he explains the inherent disconnect between business leaders and the world we live in today. He reveals the extreme interconnectedness between seemingly disparate entities, and how technology is at work in everything you do, whether you realize it or not. Discover how technology can give you super powers and how you can use those special abilities to your advantage to not just survive, but conquer, this age of digital transformation.

May 9, 2018 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

The Art and Science of Communicating Risk Metrics to the Board

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Dave Estlick

CISO

Starbucks Coffee Company

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Charles Markarian

CISO

PACCAR Inc

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Sean Murphy

VP, CISO

Premera Blue Cross

Another breach is in the news. So how do IT security leaders identify and capture metrics that have meaningful value to the C-suite and board reading those scary headlines? The CISOs from PACCAR Inc., Premera Blue Cross and Starbucks share their secret sauce for finding and communicating digestible metrics that drive good risk-based decision making. Hear how they provide a holistic approach to metrics and analytics – preferably captured in an automated fashion – to explain the security spend and resulting ROI in an effort to mature their programs and give leadership peace of mind.

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Fundamental IT Leadership in the Digital World

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Cavin Green

Vice President, Business Technology

Boston Pizza International

In an increasingly digital world that throws constant demands to IT leaders, how do you effectively align with key business partners? What does it take to build the right kind of relationships that will benefit all stakeholders involved? This session is aimed at providing first-hand examples from Boston Pizza International and offering best practices related to establishing rapport, alignment and advocacy across your enterprise.

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Leveraging AI to Achieve Business Transformation

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Lak Lakshmanan

Big Data and ML Technical Lead

Google, Inc.

Artificial intelligence is “one of the most important things that humanity is working on,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai told MSNBC earlier this year. “It’s more profound than, I don’t know, electricity or fire.” And it’s why companies are – and, if they are not, should be – staking their future growth on AI and machine learning. In this session, hear how Google is leveraging “machine intelligence” learning technologies in its business for its own strategic advantage. Find out how AI is unlocking capabilities and transforming resources at a scale previously unthinkable and unimaginable.

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Protecting Personal Data – Are You Prepared for GDPR?

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Ronald Jimerson

CISO

City of Tacoma

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Erika Voss

Information Security & Risk Leader

Zillow Group

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Brad Beutlich

Vice President, West – Thales eSecurity

Thales

The threat of a breach – and the potential of losing customers’ private data – creates an added layer of complexity under new GDPR regulations. The recent requirements place a hefty monetary penalty on organizations that lose personal data. While this holds companies to a higher standard, it creates an additional burden when the inevitable breach happens. In this session, executives discuss ways to ensure data integrity and explore methods for protecting personal data – such as encrypting – in the event their organizations are breached.

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).

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Making Digital Strategy Part of Your IT Game Plan

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Anja Canfield-Budde

Associate Vice President, Information Management

University of Washington

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Sean Murphy

VP, CISO

Premera Blue Cross

The very word “digital” conjures images of greater efficiency, actionable and insight-rich data, superior customer connection, and agility. Given this promise of growth, it is no wonder that digital strategy is featuring prominently in every CIO’s 2018 game plan. However, harnessing this potential demands an overhaul of what your organization is and how it does business. From evolving your infrastructure and risk strategies to managing consumer needs and pioneering a whole new way of envisioning work, find out how technology executives are rethinking the very nature of the enterprise in the age of digital.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Zillow’s Approach to Bridging the Diversity Divide

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Erika Voss

Information Security & Risk Leader

Zillow Group

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Rebekah Bastian

VP, Community & Culture

Zillow Group

When asked at an all-company meeting what he would do differently if he could go back in time, Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff stated that he wished he would have implemented diversity programs sooner. Information Security & Risk Leader Erika Voss and VP of Community & Culture Rebekah Bastian share how they help champion diversity and inclusion efforts at Zillow and their unique journeys as women in technology. Learn the easy, yet focused steps necessary to involve more people in diversity programming, empower teams, and push leadership buy-in to elevate inclusion as an organizational pillar.

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Creating Your Brand and Reinventing Yourself as a CIO

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Daric Schweikart

VP & CIO

Flow International Corporation

Things happen that can throw a wrench into your role and even alter your career trajectory. Mergers and acquisitions occur. Venture capital firms take the reins. Reporting structures change. Daric Schweikart shares his expedition as an IT leader and how he has rebranded and reinvented himself for the greater good of the organizations for which he has worked. He expounds on the tenets of his philosophy that being flexible oftentimes makes you invaluable, and therefore not expendable.

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Orchestrating Defense With the Power of Cognitive Security

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Nathaniel Callens

CISO

Alaska Air Group, Inc.

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Vanessa Pegueros

VP & CISO

DocuSign

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Doug Lhotka

Executive Cybersecurity Architect

IBM

With limited resources, skills and budgets, security and risk management leaders are looking for automated tools to replace a myriad of manual processes used to stay ahead of the threat landscape curve. Enter Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR). IBM’s Doug Lhotka moderates this interactive discussion on developing integrated, cohesive security strategies via the power of cognitive capabilities. Learn about and share ideas for improving the efficacy, efficiency and consistency of your security operations, implementing an adaptive security architecture that helps teams orchestrate their defenses with an integrated, immune system approach.

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).

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Seizing IoT’s Opportunities and Managing its Challenges

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Dave Estlick

CISO

Starbucks Coffee Company

For several years now, the Internet of Things has represented tantalizing possibilities for enterprise technology leaders. However, the same confluence of factors that position IoT as a tool of strategic advantage — actionable consumer data, greater efficiencies and process improvement, a paved path to innovation — also pose major challenges. Cybersecurity threats, consumer privacy concerns and mountains of unprocessed information can derail these initiatives before they start. While opportunities still abound through IoT, CIOs must first build a clear roadmap to unlocking its full potential. Find out how IT leaders are addressing emerging technologies and planning for the future in this critical session.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

May 9, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Converging IT and OT — Driving BPA’s Strategy for the Future

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Ben Berry

EVP & CIO

Bonneville Power Administration

The Bonneville Power Administration released its five-year strategic plan earlier this year, and CIO Ben Berry was and is key in making sure the IT side of the house is contributing. He’ll share the action items resulting from an enterprise-wide technology assessment, including converging operations and technology talent and moving ERP systems from on-premise to cloud-based, a move that will cut costs by more than $20 million by 2021. Join him as he explains how the deep dive into BPA’s IT technology assessment led to 10 breakthrough strategies, resulting in better access to applications and effective disaster recovery.

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

All In – Unifying IT Security in the State of Oregon

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Stefan Richards

CISO

State of Oregon

Stefan Richards, CISO for the State of Oregon, unapologetically says he took advantage of a few breaches to get the 2017 Legislature to unify IT security. It helped that Oregon’s new governor experienced a breach when she was secretary of state, so she sponsored the successful bill. Join Richards as he discusses how he explained the big picture of security as a public good to the Governor, Legislature and the state COO. Hear how this allowed him to deploy risk assessments and training and gather significant resources, including growing his team size times 15 in three years and his annual security budget times 27.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Going All In With the Cloud

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Tim Moran

SVP, Global IT, Finance Technology

Live Nation Entertainment

The journey to the cloud for Live Nation kicked off in 2015 with a mandate to get out of the data center business. Focusing on the growth of the business, the company made the strategic decision to migrate to the cloud. Following an aggressive timeline, Live Nation migrated its systems to the cloud and shut down related servers and storage in the data center. Tim Moran, SVP of Global IT for Live Nation, shares the pitfalls and successes of the journey and advantages his organization has found with the shift.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

The Evolution of Identity as the Last Line of Defense

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Alex Di Giacomo

CISO

Sound Transit

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Matt Modarelli

CIO & Director, IT

Washington State Military Department

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Irwan Tjan

CISO

Nordstrom, Inc.

Cloud-first initiatives are moving infrastructure out of the direct oversite of information security teams. This increases the reliance on identity as the last line of defense. As a result, identity access management has evolved from an administrative function to a core security function. But is identity the end all, be all for security, especially for companies envisioning a hybrid environment as an interim or end state? Join this interactive session that explores identity’s increasing vital role in modern security architectures and innovative ways to combine identity and identity analytics with the traditional security disciplines to more effectively deter, detect and remediate breaches.

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).

May 9, 2018 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Today’s Digital Dangers – Too Big and Too Expensive to Ignore

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Sean Hoar

Former FBI, Secret Service and Homeland Security POC as Lead Cyber Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s

Lewis Brisbois

The malicious hackers are getting more sophisticated in their attempts to wreak havoc on organizations – even those with advanced cybersecurity measures. Sean Hoar, former cyber attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, and current chair of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice at Lewis Brisbois, discusses real-world attacks, the latest trends in online threats, and the best practices in information security to counter those threats. He will discuss the costs of data security incidents, including those from the ever-expanding regulatory environment, and will review risk mitigation strategies – about which all executives should be aware. You literally can’t afford to miss this session.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Enabling Transformative Growth Through Strategic Partnerships

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Christine Deputy

CHRO, EVP of Human Resources

Nordstrom, Inc.

Every C-level executive wants to be seen as a strategic partner to the business. But what’s the best technique for removing antiquated processes and structures?  How can CHROs develop more agile and iterative processes? At Nordstrom, CHRO Christine Deputy’s approach was to have her teams do an analysis of the workplace and workforce both internally and nationwide. The goal was to better understand not only what’s happening within the organization but also generationally, locally and nationally. With this knowledge in hand, Deputy and her team were better able to develop a vision and roadmap for how HR could serve as a strategic partner and guide to all functions within the business. In this interactive session, Deputy shares how HR can lead your organization to the next level.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Unlocking the Power of Risk-Adaptive Protection

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Ben Smith

CISO

MultiCare Health System

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Andrew Whitaker

CISO

City of Seattle

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Bharath Vasudevan

Senior Director, User and Data Protection Solutions

Forcepoint

Macro IT trends around cloud adoption and BYOD are expanding the threat landscape faced by security organizations who can’t keep hiring to cope with the increasing levels of exposure. Security organizations must evolve from a threat-centric reactive environment in order to offer more effective cyber security. Join in the discussion around the next generation of data protection, including a solution that could adapt protection dynamically and apply monitoring and enforcement controls, offering protection based on the risk level of users and the value of data accessed. Share and learn how to enable security organizations to better understand risky behavior and automate the enforcement of policies to reduce alerts and investigations.

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).

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

What's Trust Got to Do With It?

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David Horsager

CEO and Best-Selling Author

The Trust Edge

Trust is both a fundamental business issue and the biggest asset of a company. Without trust, companies lose reputations, relationships and revenue. With trust, organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity and results. Through extensive research and experience, David Horsager learned what it takes to gain — and keep — the “Trust Edge.” Horsager details the business case for trust and explains why a lack of trust is the biggest expense of a company. He’ll articulate the keys to building morale, sales and customer loyalty, and explain the Eight-Pillar Framework for building trust into an organization and creating successful leaders and organizations.

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Grand Hyatt Seattle

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Presenting Sponsor
National Sponsors

Seattle CIO Program Manager


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

Sean Chalmers

Portfolio Manager

503-972-2166

sean.chalmers@evanta.com