Seattle CIO Executive Summit

June 26, 2019 , Grand Hyatt Seattle

June 26, 2019
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

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Brian Abrahamson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
CIO

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Anja Canfield-Budde

University of Washington
Associate Vice President, Information Management

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Darren Challey

Amazon
CISO, Amazon Fulfillment & Operations

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Dave Estlick

Starbucks Coffee Company
CISO

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Paul Moulton

Costco Wholesale Corporation
EVP & CIO

Agenda


June 25, 2019

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

The Neuroscience of Being Memorable

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Carmen Simon

Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

Impossible to Ignore: Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions

Success in any industry is a function of influencing others. This is no easy task because modern audiences and decision makers are bombarded with requests for their attention, many of which go ignored.

In this interactive keynote with Carmen Simon, learn how:

  • Discover strategies for transforming yourself and your message into something worth noticing
  • Convert neuroscience insights into practical guidelines that will help you resonate with people and spark action
  • Understand what makes people pay attention, remember you and ultimately act on what you say

June 26, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

The Art of Innovation — Creativity at Work

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Noah Scalin

Artist, Innovation Consultant

Another Limited Rebellion

Hear from artist/author, Noah Scalin, on how to sustain innovation in both work and life. During this interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to practice key concepts immediately with a high-energy, hands-on workshop and a facilitated discussion to cull insights and applications.

In this interactive session you will:

  • Explore personal leadership practices that foster a culture of innovation
  • Discover “The Big 7” practices that you can use to continually learn and grow in your work
  • Participate in a Creative Sprint® challenge that will keep participants creating and connecting after the workshop ends

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

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

Security Orchestration Automation — Hours to Minutes

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Zeke Jaggernauth

Director, Information Security

Vulcan

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Mike Ross

Executive Director of IT

Vulcan Inc.

In a hyper-connected world, incident response at machine speed and enterprise scale are now required for effective security operations. Vulcan’s Executive Director of Technology and Director of Information Security will share the steps they have taken to become more effective at protecting Vulcan and ultimately enable business objectives. 

In this session, they will discuss:

  • Orchestration
  • Automation
  • Considerations for Success

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

Digital Transformation and Blockchain are More Important Than Ever

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Pritam Parvatkar

Sr. Vice President & Business Head – Pacific Northwest & Global Head – Strategic Technology Business

Tech Mahindra

As numerous organizations have seen, digital transformation isn’t a technology trend – it’s a customer experience trend. Customer expectations are evolving, therefore, businesses are being forced to evolve. Leaders have a choice, revolutionize experiences through our own innovation or use data to iterate and innovate along with what the customers want. In some cases, we are doing both. However, technology like blockchain is certainly setting the course for digital disruption to enable the transformation at the speed of customer experience.

In this session Pritam Parvatkar will discuss how:

  • Digital transformation is evolving in the market
  • Blockchain was used to transform the world’s largest user base
  • Customer expectations are changing the enterprise

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

Aligning Cloud Strategy to Achieve Digital Transformation

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B.J. Moore

Executive Vice President & CIO

Providence St. Joseph Health

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James Weaver

CIO

State of Washington

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Jordan Hayward

Healthcare & Life Science Cloud Market Leader

IBM

Today, companies have migrated only about 20% of their workloads to the Cloud. How are CIOs aligning their workloads to the right types of clouds and what are some of the challenges they are facing to move the rest?

This session will explore:
• Ways to successfully design, implement and manage a multiple cloud operating environment
• Fostering digital transformation and a competitive advantage through cloud migration
• Effective strategies for managing multiple cloud vendors

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 CIO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Chanelle Lawrence at 971 978 5049 or chanelle.lawrence@evanta.com.

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

Tapping the Power of Security Data

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Bob Bruns

CIO & CISO

Avanade Inc.

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Chris Grant

Senior Director ISO

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Nitin Agale

SVP, Products & Marketing

Securonix

How does a security leader find insight in the constantly growing volumes of data coming from their security program? Security leaders will share effective leveraging operational and external data in support of enterprise security.

Join this discussion to discuss:

  • Challenges in bringing together technical and non-technical data
  • Experiences in applying data and analytics
  • The importance of open data and data sharing

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 CISO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Chanelle Lawrence at 971 978 5049 or chanelle.lawrence@evanta.com.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

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

The Strategy Behind the Business

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Tamara Barr

VP IS/CIO

Continental Mills, Inc.

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Sue Taylor

Chief Information Officer

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Lisa Wernli

EVP & CIO

Car Toys, Inc.

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Les Johnson

SVP, IT & CIO

North Coast Electric Company

ITs growing voice across the business is influencing revenue channels, organizational processes, defining and restructuring an organization. This panel of executives will share how they are aligning IT to the business while gaining stakeholder buy-in.

Join this session to learn how to:

  • Develop strategic guidance
  • Create the cultural IT shift
  • Define and restructure inside and outside your department

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

How to Keep Good Software from Behaving Badly

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David Damato

Chief Security Officer

Tanium

As security teams mature, attackers are adapting their tradecraft to avoid detection. The most alarming shift, has been an increasing number of high-profile attacks on the software supply chain. While supplier risk management has matured, and is now part of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, security best practices around the software supply chain remain more elusive. This gap provides a new and vulnerable target for attackers. 

In this presentation, David Damato, using his past experience leading investigations at Mandiant and more recent journey building a security engineering team at Tanium, will examine the following:

  • Emergence of software supply chain attacks and examples of associated high profile breaches
  • Common challenges preventing organizations from securing the software supply chain
  • Practical approaches any enterprise, using or developing software, can implement to mitigate such risks

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

Evolution of an Integrated Cybersecurity Office – A CIO-CISO Perspective

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Ronald Jimerson

CISO

City of Tacoma

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Carlos Melvin

Managing Director of Global Privacy

Starbucks Coffee Company

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Julie Cullivan

CIO & SVP, Business Operations

ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

The hyper-growth of IoT across the enterprise is forcing leaders to reassess how they secure their networks. Recent Forrester research has unveiled some hidden technical and organizational challenges IT professionals should be aware of when managing their overall security framework.

In this interactive session:

  • Discuss effective strategies for devising information risk and value metrics
  • Learn and share what organizations can do to better defend IoT-enabled systems from cyberattacks
  • Find out how to mature the SOC into an Integrated Cybersecurity Fusion Center

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 CISO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Chanelle Lawrence at 971 978 5049 or chanelle.lawrence@evanta.com.

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

Modern Approaches to Protecting Your Third-Party Ecosystem

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Jeff Brausieck

Information Security

Seattle City Light

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Steve Person

CISO

Cambia Health Solutions

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Fred Kneip

CEO

CyberGRX

It's no secret that hackers are opportunistic. They are constantly looking for the weakest link and are quick to capitalize on one as soon as it's spotted. 

This boardroom will discuss:

  • Third-party cyber risk best practices
  • New strategies for third-party cyber risk management (TPCRM) and how they work
  • How to scale your third-party risk management (TPRM) program to evolve with your ecosystem

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact  Chanelle Lawrence at 971 978 5049 or chanelle.lawrence@evanta.com.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

June 26, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Diversify Defense — Improving Cybersecurity Through Smart Consolidation

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John Matthews

CIO

ExtraHop

The rush to innovate has resulted in more sophisticated threat defenses, but it has also created a complex web of tools that must be managed by an already overworked and understaffed security team. Heterogeneity of defense systems is itself a defense, so modern security teams need to approach consolidation differently. 

In this session, attendees will learn how:

  • Data-first approaches to security architectures illuminates natural consolidation points
  • Cross-collaboration within the IT organization improves security posture and reduce tool sprawl
  • Leveraging other parts of the organization improves security posture through smarter processes and practices

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

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

Mind the Gap – Overcoming the Talent Crunch

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Kelli Burns

VP & CISO

Symetra

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Andre Nellams

HR Manager, Corporate Team

Alaska Air Group, Inc.

Mind the Gap – Overcoming the Talent Crunch

The expanding technology and threat landscape has led to increased demand for top talent. This “gap” has become a major concern with executives.

Join this session and dialogue to hear from a panel of executives on how:

  • The talent gap is beyond a pipeline issue
  • To enrich your teams by attracting, engaging and keeping top talent at this critical moment in cybersecurity and technology growth
  • The Seattle community can join together to address the talent gap

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

Protecting Your VIPs, and Your VAPs (Very Attacked People) Too

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David Melnick

Vice President Web Isolation, Security and Privacy Leader

Proofpoint

For years, we’ve seen attackers target organizations via their people. Now with fewer reliable exploits and more cloud adoption, we’re also seeing a shift toward attacks that exploit people, with threat actors tricking their targets into running their malware for them, handing over their credentials, or simply sending data or money to an impostor. David Melnick of Proofpoint will outline strategies for gaining visibility and mitigating risk in a people-centric threat landscape.

Join to learn: 

  • Why nearly all threat actors have shifted away from technical exploits to compromise their targets
  • How organizations can leverage threat data to understand which people and departments are highly targeted
  • How to design effective protection for highly attacked, highly vulnerable, and highly privileged users

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

Driving Smart Automation for Business Results

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Saad Bashir

CTO

City of Seattle

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Elisabeth Richard

VP, CIO

GBX

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Stephen Franchetti

Head of IT and Vice President

Slack

The role of IT is shifting from a traditional focus responding to technical issues to an authentic growth lever for business. At the center of this journey lies digital transformation, where automation allows for business efficiencies and new levels of customer value, including faster delivery of products, streamlined processes, deeper personalization and improved user experiences.

In this session we’ll discuss:

  • Creative ways of bringing together existing software and workflows to create simple, productive experiences for users
  • Apps, bots, integrations and AI that can help drive business goals
  • How to scale IT and business efficiencies using automation to orchestrate technology solutions

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Chanelle Lawrence at 971 978 5049 or chanelle.lawrence@evanta.com.


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

Maintaining Efficiency in the Secure Enterprise

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Rich Kellen

CISO

Qorvo, Inc.

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William Lidster PhD

Senior Manager of Information Security and Compliance

AAA Washington

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Wendy Nather

Head, Advisory CISOs

Duo Security

What tactics and technologies are effective in securing the enterprise without putting up barriers to business operations? In this interactive roundtable discussion, security leaders share strategies that maximize security while minimizing business bottlenecks.

In this session, security leaders will:

  • Define shared pain points where security controls are slowing business processes
  • Share ideas and best practices for reducing friction from security controls
  • Address ways to gain buy-in across the business when bottlenecks are unavoidable

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 CISO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Chanelle Lawrence at 971 978 5049 or chanelle.lawrence@evanta.com.

June 26, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

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

Cybersecurity Partnership — Government and Industry

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Daniel Kroese

Associate Director, CISA's National Risk Management Center

DHS

The National Risk Management Center was established in 2018 as something unique in the federal government — a partnership between government and industry to collaboratively make the country’s critical infrastructure more secure and resilient.

In this session, Daniel Kroese will share:

  • The center’s integrated cyber and physical security mission
  • Collaboration strategies between CISOs and the center
  • Increasing threat landscape for security professionals

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

Resolve and Evolve – Machine Learning for Threat Protection

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Dena Bauckman

VP Product Management

Zix

As email threats become more advanced, machine learning is being used to detect the daily attacks. Learn the latest about machine learning and how it is continuing to change the threat landscape.

In this session, Dena Bauckman will share how machine learning:

  • Is being used to detect threats and improve threat detection
  • Provides advancements for cyber security
  • Limits threat detection

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

Connecting With Customers in the Digital Ecosystem

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Laurent Rotival

SVP, Strategic Technology Solutions & CIO

Cambia Health Solutions

Not long ago, the flow of technological innovation ran from the enterprise to the consumer, affording a clear path to engagement. In today’s digital ecosystem, customers wield considerable influence over business processes and strategies. Mobile technology, social media, agile startups and diverse options have transformed the consumer landscape, and that’s merely the beginning.

Join your CIO peers to discuss:

  • Examples of what digital thinking looks like in your business, and how you are defining success
  • Tactics for reaching the customer in a shifting digital ecosystem
  • How you are overcoming challenges in building a digital strategy

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 CIO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Chanelle Lawrence at 971 978 5049 or chanelle.lawrence@evanta.com.

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

The Changing Landscape of Endpoint Cybersecurity

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Ronald Buchanan

CISO

State of Washington

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Jerry Cochran

CISO

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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Bob Scuderi

Head of Solutions Engineering NALA

BlackBerry

The connected endpoint landscape continues to evolve, introducing increased business productivity, data, analytics and improved user experiences. It’s also presented new dynamics around mitigating security, monitoring and management risks to the enterprise.

Join this boardroom session and:

  • Explore a new way of looking at endpoints
  • Discuss various and the latest endpoint trends
  • Review best practices in managing and securing endpoints against latest technology trends

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 CISO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Chanelle Lawrence at 971 978 5049 or chanelle.lawrence@evanta.com.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

The Digital Experiment

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Irwan Tjan

CISO

Nordstrom, Inc.

How can a 120-year-old retail survive in a digital economy? In a fast-moving climate, organizations must master efficiency, actionable and insight-rich data, superior customer connection, and agility while embracing a more modern and nimble business model.

In this thought-provoking keynote, Irwan Tjan will share how:

  • Nordstrom is experimenting with customer experience
  • Security and development change in the digital landscape
  • The digital experience plays into the CIO and CISO role

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

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Social Hour

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Grand Hyatt Seattle

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

Chanelle Lawrence

971-978-5049

chanelle.lawrence@evanta.com