Seattle CIO Executive Summit

November 16, 2021 | Grand Hyatt Seattle

November 16, 2021
Grand Hyatt Seattle

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Seattle'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:

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

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
Director - Security Operations and Technology (SOT) / Global Security Operations (GSO)

Chuck Markarian

PACCAR
Chief Information Security Officer

Sean Murphy

BECU
SVP, CISO

James Weaver

State of Washington
CIO

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 Seattle 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


Breakout Sessions

Transforming the Employee Experience

The transition to a remote workforce was both a monumental challenge and a unique opportunity for improving the employee experience. With the right approach, CIOs can leverage this disruption to re-envision business models, embrace new ways of empowering employees and optimize operations to fuel a competitive advantage.  

Join Laury Miller, CIO, Seagen, Inc, as she shares her successes with:

  • Creating a connected and motivational atmosphere for employees in hybrid and remote environments
  • Addressing challenges in promoting and building culture with both new and established employees
  • Strategies to strengthen employee engagement in the new normal

SASE and Zero Trust – Shifting From Implicit to Adaptive

Some of today’s most common security challenges arise from the transition from one data center to many centers of data, the presence of sensitive data across multiple cloud services, and users working from anywhere on any device. Addressing these challenges requires enhanced visibility and context, and the most effective way for technology leaders to adapt is by shifting to a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture while focusing on core Zero Trust principles to enable Continuous Adaptive Trust.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • Why implicit trust is the root of most security problems
  • How Zero Trust principles make an excellent starting point for a new paradigm
  • Best practices for implementing SASE to achieve continuous adaptive trust

Actionable Intelligence – Keeping Pace with Relentless Threats

Whether it’s criminals motivated by profit or nation-state attackers with geopolitical motives, public and private organizations of all sizes have felt the impact of increased cyberattacks. In today’s evolving risk environment, you can’t always predict where and when cybercriminals will strike, but you can control how your company faces changing threat vectors and how you will respond to any attacks.

Join FBI Special Agent Kevin Brennan to discuss:

  • Strategies to defend against the ever-changing threat landscape and build resiliency
  • Step-by-step guidance for navigating ransomware response protocols
  • Best practices for creating a well-rounded response plan that includes internal and external partners


Executive Boardroom Sessions

Activating a Cybersecurity Force for a New Era

With an increase in threat vectors comes the increased need for a sound cybersecurity program. CIOs must take a proactive approach in ensuring cybersecurity risk is considered at every step, even in times of rapid disruption.

Join this boardroom for a discussion on:

  • Managing third parties and holding them to cybersecurity standards
  • Quantifying, measuring, and communicating risk across the organization
  • Upskilling your cybersecurity teams to stay ahead of emerging threats

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 your event Program Manager.

Next Level Leadership – The Convergence of Business and Technology

Gartner research indicates that throughout the global crisis, business leaders relied upon CIOs more than ever to educate and drive high-impact initiatives. With trust in technology at an all-time high, how can you form a more perfect union between IT and the rest of your business?

This interactive boardroom discussion feeds on how IT leaders must show up to:

  • Embed technology as a connected, proactive driver of business transformation, versus reactively serving as a business tool
  • Drive the big discussion, lead the conversation and challenge the business to think differently
  • Strategically redesign the IT operating model to foster greater collaboration and business alignment

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 your event Program Manager.

ZTNA for the Post-Pandemic Hybrid World

Zero Trust Network Access adoption spiked in 2020 as organizations scrambled to solve an unprecedented remote access challenge. Now, looking ahead, enterprises are faced with the conundrum of staying fully remote, returning full-time to the workplace, or more likely landing somewhere in between. But not all ZTNA solutions are created equal, and many are ill-suited to address a range of use cases or environments.

Join this roundtable discussion to:

  • Understand the limitations of remote access-only solutions
  • Explore a wide variety of use cases that can be addressed by ZTNA
  • Learn best practices for transitioning to ZTNA from a legacy solution

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 your event Program Manager.


Digital Experience – Executing to Win

Consumer trends speak volumes: Digital experience is the new order – and a winning game plan tracks with increasing digital demands. As the rules of engagement shift, a CIO is well-positioned to guide the organization from digital ambition to execution.

This interactive, peer-driven discussion will cover: 

  • Identifying digital opportunities that drive adoption and customer satisfaction
  • Optimizing digital platforms to build business capabilities
  • Delivering value through deeper external and internal engagement

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 your event Program Manager.

From Mitigating Insider Threats to Managing Risk

As organizations adopt hybrid or fully remote work models, the landscape of insider threats and its challenges evolve. To keep up, CISOs need to know who is at risk, the sources of the risks and what triggers can activate risky behavior.

Join this session to discuss:

  • How remote work and emerging technologies have changed the nature of threats to data
  • Practical strategies for improving insider risk management
  • Tools and techniques to triage insider risks and improve incident response capabilities

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 your event Program Manager.

Taking Data Governance to Data Enablement

The diversity and pace of business demand for data and analytics far exceeds the ability to meet it through existing governance capabilities. Initiatives must be connected to business strategy and organizational workflow in order to be successful.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Components of an effective data governance program
  • Successful governance business cases that influence key stakeholders
  • How to establish an end-to-end data governance strategy to meet evolving global requirements

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 your event Program Manager.


Keynote Session

The CIO and CISO Role in Accelerating Digital Business

As digital initiatives across enterprises have accelerated quickly, leaders must balance the right structures and strategies. Whether restructuring existing applications, infrastructure and security ecosystems or preempting new initiatives to bring services and applications to market faster than ever before, CIOs and CISOs are immersed in strategizing and building support for these critical business objectives.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CIOs and CISOs will discuss their role in proactively contributing to organizational success. 


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Returning to in-person conferences


We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines in addition to taking all practical steps on-site.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures will be subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please see below (under ‘more information’) for our current approach and planned onsite safety measures.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Grand Hyatt Seattle
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Seattle CIO Program Manager


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

Tony Stach

Program Manager

tony.stach@evanta.com