IN-PERSON

Charlotte CISO Executive Summit

December 4, 2018 | Charlotte Convention Center

December 4, 2018
Charlotte Convention Center

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Charlotte CISO Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

Investing in your people and the right technologies

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Charlotte CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Ames Flynn

Extended Stay America
EVP & CIO

Steve Hagood

Ingersoll Rand
SVP & CIO

Jon Harris

Compass Group USA
VP, CyberSecurity

Joshua Jewett

Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.
CIO

Rob Watkins

Compass Group USA
CIO

Agenda


December 3, 2018

December 4, 2018

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.

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Risk-Focused Board Communication Strategy

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Cameron Haight

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Americas

VMware

CISOs and CIOs must align with business leaders and stakeholders to outline key threat metrics, define risk management outcomes, and allocate resources to the right tools. With an ever-changing threat landscape it is essential to have a sound strategy to mitigate the inevitable attack and for the Board to fully understand the organization’s current security posture. In this keynote presentation you will gain insight on:

  • How to think differently, and more effectively, about security
  • What exactly the board wants to hear and why is it important.
  • Real-life examples drawn from a wealth of expertise

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

The Greatest Gift – Making Cyber Attacks Expensive

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Bill Swearingen

Director of Cyber Defense

CenturyLink

There’s a saying: Defenders have to get security right every time, but an attacker only has to get it right once. In this session, Bill Swearingen will explore the phases of a cyber attack, identifying points where defenders can make it prohibitively expensive for the attacker to keep going. Learn how changing your perception of the inevitable attack can help you develop techniques to gain the upper hand. Hear about actionable processes that shift power to the defense and allow the good guys to come out on top. Join this session to hear about:


  • How cyberattacks are getting more powerful and harder to stop
  • Aligning your defenses with the Cyber Kill Chain
  • Building your defenses to detect when attackers make a mistake

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Industry 4.0 and the Role of the CIO

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Joe Topinka

CIO

SnapAv

Next generation IT has shifted the IT department from a traditional service provider to a revenue-driving partner within the organization.  This pivotal change brings the need for a new approach to leadership and the function of the CIO.  Join Joe Topinka to discuss how the role of the CIO has transformed in recent years and how it will continue to change in years to come.  This session will discuss:

  • The five main forces that are driving changes to the role of the CIO.
  • How customers are shaping the way IT is run.
  • Real use strategies to implement IT at all levels of the organization.

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Demystifying Hyperconvergence and Cloud

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Joseph Pensiero

Global VP of IT

Sealed Air

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Eric Christian

VP, CTO

Atrium Health

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Carl Boggis

Regional Director

Nutanix

As enterprises continue to use next-gen tools to facilitate digitalization, they must consider how technologies like the cloud can drive real-world benefits. Is it time to move away from a traditional infrastructure and embrace hyperconvergence?

In this roundtable discussion, explore:

  • Benefits and risks of using a hyperconverged infrastructure
  • Strategies for transitioning away from a public cloud infrastructure
  • How to use the cloud to agilely drive business needs


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: 

Bryan Roby at 503-808-9837 or bryan.roby@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

The Next Wave of Enterprise Intelligence

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Hugh Owen

Senior Vice President, Product

MicroStrategy, Inc.

The intelligent enterprise is the ultimate data-driven organization. It harnesses traditionally counteractive forces – agility and governance, convenience and security, ease of use and enterprise functionality – to go beyond business intelligence and deliver transformative insights to every user, constituent and partner. Organizations that build this intelligent edge over competitors will be the dominant force of tomorrow. In this session, you’ll hear:

  • How to map out your organization into an intelligent enterprise
  • Best practices to build data analytics throughout the organization
  • Ecosystem solutions to help manage data securely but remain agile

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Creating a Culture to Drive Innovation

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Kevin Brungardt

CEO

RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Company

It is no secret that attracting and retaining qualified IT talent is a high priority across organizations. In a candidate’s market it is essential to adapt and reevaluate company culture in order to engage employees while continuing to drive innovation. Join Kevin Brungardt, CEO of RoundPoint Mortgage to hear how they are working to build, maintain, and protect an innovative IT culture as new technologies continue to disrupt the marketplace. In this talk you will hear about:

  • How to align talent with the IT’s operational strategy
  • How to transform IT culture to align with the needs of the business
  • How to recognize and define emerging positions in IT

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Optimizing the Delivery Cycle with DevOps

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Christina Bray

Business Information Security Officer

BB&T

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Jay McNulty

SVP & CIO

Clorox Company

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Ashish Kuthiala

Director, Product Marketing

GitLab

DevOps has a simple goal: shorten the systems development life cycle while allowing for frequent upgrades, additional features and necessary fixes throughout. DevSecOps integrates security into that framework to ensure it is ingrained throughout all processes. Implementing these new modes of work can create friction for existing employees, and success depends on buy-in across the organization. Join your peers in this round table discussion to consider:

  • What challenges have arisen in either transitioning to, or maximizing DevOps methodologies?
  • For companies already operating in a DevOps framework, what standards and tools can take it to the next level?
  • What cultural challenges are you facing as you transition to DevOps and how are you addressing these challenges?


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: 

Bryan Roby at 503-808-9837 or bryan.roby@evanta.com

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

How GDPR is Changing Your Digital World

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Manny Landron

CISO

IAT Insurance Group

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William Curtiss

CISO / Director, Global Cybersecurity

Hanesbrands Inc.

In today’s digital economy, companies face extraordinary challenges in managing privacy and cybersecurity risks related to personal data of their customers and employees. The complex structure of global legal requirements impacting the collection, use and disclosure of personal information makes it vital that modern businesses have a deep understanding of the issues if they want to effectively compete in today’s economy. This discussion will take a deeper dive into: 

  • The importance and value of identifying and controlling risks endemic in your digital environment
  • How you can effectively manage data and mitigate risk at every step of the information life cycle
  • Strategies for optimizing your GDPR program to stay compliant


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: 

Bryan Roby at 503-808-9837 or bryan.roby@evanta.com

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

11:40am - 1:10pm  Keynote

Reimagine IT with Transformational Leadership

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Sunil Erevelles

Associate Professor

UNC Charlotte Belk College Executive Education

The extraordinary speed of disruption has caused technical knowledge to become a commodity. How do you avoid becoming irrelevant in a rapidly changing business environment? IT leaders must invest in new systemic models and reinvent their departments to champion seminal innovation within their organizations. In his keynote, Dr. Erevelles will explore:


  • A systemic framework to transform your department’s DNA
  • Insights for IT executives to lead in a world that is constantly transforming
  • Unique ways to engage talent and exploit imagination

1:10pm - 1:40pm  Networking Break

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

Cybercriminal Operations Revealed

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Matt Chapman

Principal Security Advisor

Trend Micro Inc.

Most criminal syndicates today include a cyber arm because of the vast amounts of money they can make targeting businesses around the world.  Join this session and leave with a better understanding of how cybercriminals work and how they maximize breach access for the highest profits.  Matt Chapman will dive into:

  • How cybercriminal organizations are set up
  • Infection routines and how targets are selected
  • The economic impact of cybercrime


1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

IT Cost Optimization for Growth

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Randy Franklin

VP, CIO

Premier, Inc.

As cloud computing continues to expand and consumption behaviors shift, there is a need to reevaluate financial and vendor management practices. In this session Randy Franklin exemplifies how Premier, Inc. restructured its financial strategy through rapid growth based on a foundation of fiscal discipline and a resilient design. Join this session to hear about:

  • Implementing a thorough financial and vendor governance program
  • Structuring supplier relationships according to enterprise value
  • Transforming the way the core IT team approaches finances

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Securing Cloud Infrastructure from the Start

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Rob Watkins

CIO

Compass Group USA

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Chad Toney

VP, IT Operations and Infrastructure

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank

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Mark McGuire

Senior Regional Principal, Cloud and Data Center Transformation

Datalink, a division of Insight

As organizations increasingly turn to cloud-based services to enable the next phase of digital transformation, security leaders face the immense challenge of ensuring the enterprise’s data remains secure. Join this session to learn the emerging best practices your peers employ to secure the cloud, including:

  • Automation, orchestration, AI and machine learning strategies
  • Nuances for hybrid on-  and off-premise systems
  • Ways to incorporate the cloud into a fully articulated security 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 CIOs and CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Bryan Roby at 503-808-9837 or bryan.roby@evanta.com

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Combat Insider Threat with Awareness Training

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Ben Hall

CIO

Krispy Kreme

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Lisa Tuttle

CISO

SPX Corporation

Even as security tools become increasingly advanced, the biggest vulnerability in a company continues to be its people. With attacks on the rise, executives must make employee training even more sophisticated. In this boardroom, you’ll:

  • Discuss different educational approaches with your peers
  • Determine how to evaluate the level of training needed
  • Identify key training components and methods of measuring their efficacy


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: 

Bryan Roby at 503-808-9837 or bryan.roby@evanta.com

2:30pm - 2:50pm  Networking Break

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Breakout Session

Cybersecurity Requirements Cybersplained Through the Lens of NY DFS

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Manny Landron

CISO

IAT Insurance Group

When it comes to data privacy regulations and the security requirements that underpin them, it is vital that organizations have a program in place to maintain secure compliance. Not only from a risk and legal perspective, but also from a people and access management perspective. In this session Manny Landron, CISO with IAT Insurance will discuss how to maintain a risk-based cybersecurity program that focuses on protecting nonpublic personal information using the experience he has with NY DFS as an example.

In this session you will hear:

  • What compliance really means and the extent to which you need to maintain evidence.
  • The importance of conducting a periodic risk assessment and using it to drive decision making.
  • How to approach the implementation of security controls pragmatically and sustainably.

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Breakout Session

Applying the Startup Mentality to Your Business

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Raja Musunuru

CIO

AAA Carolinas

Large organizations have a lot to learn from startups when it comes to driving innovation and efficiency.  Many organizations continue to practice long operational processes and often miss out on the quick advancements that are happening within small startups.  How can businesses cultivate this startup mentality to improve processes in businesses that have established frameworks?

In this session, Raja Musunuru, CIO with AAA Carolinas will discuss:

  • Team performance metrics that are important for IT
  • Embracing the startup mentality to bring value to the market
  • How to build the next generation of technology leaders to create an innovation ecosystem

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Executive Boardroom

Enabling the Autonomous Supply Chain with IoT, AI, and Blockchain

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Gorrell Cheek

CISO

SPX Flow

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Kimberly Trapani

Chief Digital Security Officer

American Tire Distributors

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John Radko

Vice President, Enterprise Architecture and Chief Architect

OpenText Corporation

Digital transformation in the supply chain can enable your business to be more agile and nimble, but it also strains IT to keep up with the demands of business—while maintaining information security and compliance. This session will introduce how transformative technologies such as IoT, AI, and Blockchain, can drive new supply chain value while empowering IT to champion business growth. Learn how to create your intelligent and connected supply chain. Attend to:

  • Understand the current state of digital transformation in the supply chain
  • Learn how new technologies can benefit supply chain operations
  • Gain a glimpse into the supply chain of the future


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: 

Bryan Roby at 503-808-9837 or bryan.roby@evanta.com

3:40pm - 4:00pm  Networking Break

4:00pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

A New Seat at the Digital Table

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Angela Yochem

EVP & Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Novant Health, Inc.

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Marc Hamer

Corp. VP, Global CIO & Chief Digital Officer

Sealed Air

If you’re like most IT executives, you’ve been living and breathing – or at least saying the word – digital a great deal recently. “Digital” is so pervasive that it seems nearly indistinguishable from business technology, yet increasingly, organizations are setting it apart under the purview of the chief digital officer. Just as digital capabilities created new opportunities and challenges for CIOs, the emergent CDO role suggests fresh collaboration, shifting organizational structure, and even a new career path for technology executives. This interactive panel of chief digital officers will explore:


  • Digital transformation and its impact on the structure of IT leadership
  • The meaning of bringing digital to the heart of your business
  • How this change to digital may be distinct from your current technology organization

4:40pm - 5:20pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

December 3, 2018

December 4, 2018

Location


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Charlotte Convention Center

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

Bryan Roby

Former Program Director

503-808-9837

bryan.roby@evanta.com