Charlotte CISO Virtual Executive Summit

May 27, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT

May 27, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT

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Collaborate with your peers

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

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

Building data and analytics capabilities for better business decisions

Accelerating digital business initiatives

Managing third-party risk with first-rate partnership

Co-Chairs

Reenie Askew

City of Charlotte, NC
CIO

Ken Athanasiou

VF
Chief Information Security Officer

William Curtiss

Hanesbrands
CISO / Director, Global Cybersecurity

Steve Hagood

Trane Technologies
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Jon Harris

Compass Group USA
CISO

Margarita Rivera

Lennar Multifamily Communities
Vice President, Information Security Risk & Compliance

Patrick Thompson

Albemarle
CIO

Bonnie Titone

Duke Energy
CIO

Kimberly Trapani

American Tire Distributors
Chief Security Officer

What to Expect

Connect with your CISO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.

Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join intimate, interactive discussions with peers in Boardroom sessions.

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CISO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Charlotte community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. Be sure to opt in when you register and get matched based on your key priorities.

Agenda


May 27, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

The Intentional Infrastructure – Cloud Clarity for Greater Outcomes

Lafayette Howell headshot

Lafayette Howell

Head of Cloud Value Advisory, South Central Region

Google Cloud

Jeff Hughes headshot

Jeff Hughes

Chief Information Officer

Brighthouse Financial

As the ongoing rush to the cloud continues, many organizations falter because they equate “movement” with “strategy.” Getting the most out of your cloud journey doesn’t automatically follow from a corporate mandate or new vendor contract. Success is the product of clear communication of terms and expectations, alignment with other business processes and functions, and partnerships among multiple internal and external stakeholders.

This session puts strategy in the crosshairs and discusses:

  • Creating definitional clarity for your comprehensive approach to cloud to eliminate ambiguity and crystalize the best processes for your organization
  • Building adaptability into your strategy so it can be augmented or amplified at any step in the journey to address shifting business needs
  • Breaking cloud strategy away from IT and creating cross-functional, business-wide alignment

8:45am - 9:00am  EDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Automating for the Road Ahead

Jerry Cuomo headshot

Jerry Cuomo

IBM Fellow, VP, CTO IBM Automation

IBM

John Scrimsher headshot

John Scrimsher

CISO

Kontoor Brands

Maria Thompson headshot

Maria Thompson

State of NC CIRO

State of North Carolina

Patrick Thompson headshot

Patrick Thompson

CIO

Albemarle

Automation transforms work and simplifies how businesses operate. AI accelerates innovation by making every interaction, experience, and process more intelligent. Combining automation with AI will release $134B in labor value in 2022. Whether you want to automate complex operations or automate repetitive tasks, AI-powered automation can help.

Join this interactive conversation to discuss:

  • How AI-powered automation is transforming the future of work
  • Using machine learning and AI to help collect and analyze operational data
  • Optimizing to reduce your manual processes by up to 80%

By registering for this session, this serves as your authorization to Evanta or its vendor to provide your contact information to IBM to follow up on your interaction and participation. IBM’s use of your contact information is governed by the IBM Privacy Policy. If you need more information on how IBM is using your personal data you may refer to the IBM Privacy Statement. To withdraw your marketing consent and unsubscribe to receiving emails click on the unsubscribe button at this address: ibm.biz/marketingoptout

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Creating Security Awareness Across the Business

Mike Brannon headshot

Mike Brannon

Director, Infrastructure & Security

National Gypsum

Dennis Gilbert headshot

Dennis Gilbert

VP & CISO

Duke Energy

Evan Johnson headshot

Evan Johnson

Head of Security Engineering

Cloudflare

For many information security leaders, it’s not technology, but people, that form the weakest link in the organization’s defenses. CISOs need to own the progression of increasing security awareness and creating a robust cyber security culture in their organization, now more than ever.

In this session, you will discuss:

  • Effective strategies for security awareness training
  • Communication and commitment to higher security expectations
  • Gaining buy-in to roll out robust training programs across the organization

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Identifying the Way Forward in IAM

Rick Chilton headshot

Rick Chilton

CISO

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Wolf Goerlich headshot

Wolf Goerlich

Advisory CISO

Duo Security

Chad Toney headshot

Chad Toney

CISO

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank

How are your peers balancing business agility and business security in their identity and access management strategy? Discover how you can benchmark your framework, and learn the most innovative tactics security leaders are using for IAM in their organizations without interrupting core business operations.

In this session, you'll learn more about:

  • Standardizing and automating IAM across an enterprise
  • Methodologies that satisfy users while maintaining adequate access controls in cloud and legacy environments
  • Roadmaps for deciding what tools will fit best

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Agile Data Protection in a Globally Regulated World

Daniel Kim headshot

Daniel Kim

Chief Privacy Officer

IOR Analytics

Scott Hollar headshot

Scott Hollar

CISO

Extended Stay America

Some organizations lack resources to help them track and govern their data at scale. With large segments of the workforce now remote, data protection is more critical than ever. How can leaders work to combat this problem and ensure the data is properly managed and secured in the era of increasing privacy regulations like GDPR and CCPA?

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • How to secure business stakeholder buy-in
  • How to build, operationalize, and automate your data protection and privacy compliance strategy
  • How to quickly adapt to new regulatory requirements and audits

10:00am - 10:45am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Art of Innovation

Noah Scalin headshot

Noah Scalin

Artist, Innovation Consultant

Guest Speaker

Turning social distancing into creative connecting, Artist/Author Noah Scalin and creator of the Webby award-winning Skull-A-Day project, shares images of his awe-inspiring work and tells the unusual story of how he completely overturned his own working practices to develop a new way of sustaining innovation in his work and life. He will share how his learnings from that experience have helped him to continue creating and connecting despite the challenges of this moment in time.

Join this keynote to learn:

  • Actionable lessons to unleash creativity to solve business problems
  • Creative concepts to maintain employee engagement in an era of remote work
  • How to jump-start and sustain creative leadership

10:45am - 11:00am  EDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

From Run to Grow: Shifting the IT Function from Project to Product

Reenie Askew headshot

Reenie Askew

CIO

City of Charlotte, NC

Eric Christian headshot

Eric Christian

VP, CTO

Atrium Health

Christopher Lindner headshot

Christopher Lindner

VP and CIO

Apptio

Many CIOs need to transform their current project model into a product-centric model, building cross-functional product-aligned teams that are faster, more iterative and better at managing uncertainty. However, as a CIO, this presents funding and operational challenges that sit squarely with you, and other business leaders, to ensure that new delivery and operating models are structured to maximize business impact and efficiency. This boardroom will explore how CIOs move technology funding and delivery from rigid project-based models to one focused on products, innovation, continuous delivery and stakeholder engagement. 

Join this session to:

  • Understand what is driving the need to move from project to product
  • Discuss the practicalities of moving from project to product-centric models
  • Explore how your functional capabilities compare, to optimize value and cost

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Cloud Security — What’s on the Horizon?

Peter Scott headshot

Peter Scott

VP of Product, Cloud Security

Rapid7

Jon Harris headshot

Jon Harris

CISO

Compass Group USA

William Curtiss headshot

William Curtiss

CISO / Director, Global Cybersecurity

Hanesbrands

It’s “one size fits none” when it comes to cloud. As the cloud landscape continues to evolve, so too should the strategies CISOs develop in order to remain secure. Join this boardroom conversation and explore what is on the horizon when it comes to the evolving cloud environment, specifically:

  • Current and future cloud security issues
  • Top threats to the cloud
  • Strategies to guide your organization's cloud priorities

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Building the Identity Platform of the Future

Elvis Clemetson headshot

Elvis Clemetson

Chief Information & Technology Officer

CTE

Jameeka Green Aaron headshot

Jameeka Green Aaron

CISO

Auth0

Digital transformation has created a convergence of users, devices, and applications that demands an identity-based security approach. With the identity perimeter exposed, CISOs need new and better ways to protect it. 

Join this interactive boardroom conversation to discuss: 

  • Strategies to reach frictionless IAM 
  • How identity can protect against automated attacks 
  • The future of IAM including passwordless authentication

12:00pm - 12:45pm  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Mastering the Multi-Industry Mindset

Angela Yochem headshot

Angela Yochem

EVP | Chief Transformation & Digital Officer

Novant Health

Karl Hightower headshot

Karl Hightower

CDO

Novant Health

Onyeka Nchege headshot

Onyeka Nchege

SVP and CIO

Novant Health

During this keynote with Angela Yochem, EVP & Chief Digital & Technology Officer; Karl Hightower, CDO; and Onyeka Nchege, SVP and CIO of Novant Health, you will hear best practices on making cross-industry moves and the importance of embracing an industry-agnostic mindset.

Join this session to hear:

  • Best practices on bringing in previous work experience to a new industry
  • How to align with your leadership team to drive initiatives forward
  • How to flex with changing business environments and apply lessons from other industries

12:45pm - 1:15pm  EDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Ken Athanasiou headshot

Ken Athanasiou

Chief Information Security Officer

VF

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Charlotte community. 

1:15pm - 1:30pm  EDT Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm  EDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

May 27, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

The Intentional Infrastructure – Cloud Clarity for Greater Outcomes

Lafayette Howell headshot

Lafayette Howell

Head of Cloud Value Advisory, South Central Region

Google Cloud

Jeff Hughes headshot

Jeff Hughes

Chief Information Officer

Brighthouse Financial

As the ongoing rush to the cloud continues, many organizations falter because they equate “movement” with “strategy.” Getting the most out of your cloud journey doesn’t automatically follow from a corporate mandate or new vendor contract. Success is the product of clear communication of terms and expectations, alignment with other business processes and functions, and partnerships among multiple internal and external stakeholders.

This session puts strategy in the crosshairs and discusses:

  • Creating definitional clarity for your comprehensive approach to cloud to eliminate ambiguity and crystalize the best processes for your organization
  • Building adaptability into your strategy so it can be augmented or amplified at any step in the journey to address shifting business needs
  • Breaking cloud strategy away from IT and creating cross-functional, business-wide alignment

8:45am - 9:00am  EDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Automating for the Road Ahead

Jerry Cuomo headshot

Jerry Cuomo

IBM Fellow, VP, CTO IBM Automation

IBM

John Scrimsher headshot

John Scrimsher

CISO

Kontoor Brands

Maria Thompson headshot

Maria Thompson

State of NC CIRO

State of North Carolina

Patrick Thompson headshot

Patrick Thompson

CIO

Albemarle

Automation transforms work and simplifies how businesses operate. AI accelerates innovation by making every interaction, experience, and process more intelligent. Combining automation with AI will release $134B in labor value in 2022. Whether you want to automate complex operations or automate repetitive tasks, AI-powered automation can help.

Join this interactive conversation to discuss:

  • How AI-powered automation is transforming the future of work
  • Using machine learning and AI to help collect and analyze operational data
  • Optimizing to reduce your manual processes by up to 80%

By registering for this session, this serves as your authorization to Evanta or its vendor to provide your contact information to IBM to follow up on your interaction and participation. IBM’s use of your contact information is governed by the IBM Privacy Policy. If you need more information on how IBM is using your personal data you may refer to the IBM Privacy Statement. To withdraw your marketing consent and unsubscribe to receiving emails click on the unsubscribe button at this address: ibm.biz/marketingoptout

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Creating Security Awareness Across the Business

Mike Brannon headshot

Mike Brannon

Director, Infrastructure & Security

National Gypsum

Dennis Gilbert headshot

Dennis Gilbert

VP & CISO

Duke Energy

Evan Johnson headshot

Evan Johnson

Head of Security Engineering

Cloudflare

For many information security leaders, it’s not technology, but people, that form the weakest link in the organization’s defenses. CISOs need to own the progression of increasing security awareness and creating a robust cyber security culture in their organization, now more than ever.

In this session, you will discuss:

  • Effective strategies for security awareness training
  • Communication and commitment to higher security expectations
  • Gaining buy-in to roll out robust training programs across the organization

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Identifying the Way Forward in IAM

Rick Chilton headshot

Rick Chilton

CISO

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Wolf Goerlich headshot

Wolf Goerlich

Advisory CISO

Duo Security

Chad Toney headshot

Chad Toney

CISO

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank

How are your peers balancing business agility and business security in their identity and access management strategy? Discover how you can benchmark your framework, and learn the most innovative tactics security leaders are using for IAM in their organizations without interrupting core business operations.

In this session, you'll learn more about:

  • Standardizing and automating IAM across an enterprise
  • Methodologies that satisfy users while maintaining adequate access controls in cloud and legacy environments
  • Roadmaps for deciding what tools will fit best

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Agile Data Protection in a Globally Regulated World

Daniel Kim headshot

Daniel Kim

Chief Privacy Officer

IOR Analytics

Scott Hollar headshot

Scott Hollar

CISO

Extended Stay America

Some organizations lack resources to help them track and govern their data at scale. With large segments of the workforce now remote, data protection is more critical than ever. How can leaders work to combat this problem and ensure the data is properly managed and secured in the era of increasing privacy regulations like GDPR and CCPA?

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • How to secure business stakeholder buy-in
  • How to build, operationalize, and automate your data protection and privacy compliance strategy
  • How to quickly adapt to new regulatory requirements and audits

10:00am - 10:45am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Art of Innovation

Noah Scalin headshot

Noah Scalin

Artist, Innovation Consultant

Guest Speaker

Turning social distancing into creative connecting, Artist/Author Noah Scalin and creator of the Webby award-winning Skull-A-Day project, shares images of his awe-inspiring work and tells the unusual story of how he completely overturned his own working practices to develop a new way of sustaining innovation in his work and life. He will share how his learnings from that experience have helped him to continue creating and connecting despite the challenges of this moment in time.

Join this keynote to learn:

  • Actionable lessons to unleash creativity to solve business problems
  • Creative concepts to maintain employee engagement in an era of remote work
  • How to jump-start and sustain creative leadership

10:45am - 11:00am  EDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

From Run to Grow: Shifting the IT Function from Project to Product

Reenie Askew headshot

Reenie Askew

CIO

City of Charlotte, NC

Eric Christian headshot

Eric Christian

VP, CTO

Atrium Health

Christopher Lindner headshot

Christopher Lindner

VP and CIO

Apptio

Many CIOs need to transform their current project model into a product-centric model, building cross-functional product-aligned teams that are faster, more iterative and better at managing uncertainty. However, as a CIO, this presents funding and operational challenges that sit squarely with you, and other business leaders, to ensure that new delivery and operating models are structured to maximize business impact and efficiency. This boardroom will explore how CIOs move technology funding and delivery from rigid project-based models to one focused on products, innovation, continuous delivery and stakeholder engagement. 

Join this session to:

  • Understand what is driving the need to move from project to product
  • Discuss the practicalities of moving from project to product-centric models
  • Explore how your functional capabilities compare, to optimize value and cost

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Cloud Security — What’s on the Horizon?

Peter Scott headshot

Peter Scott

VP of Product, Cloud Security

Rapid7

Jon Harris headshot

Jon Harris

CISO

Compass Group USA

William Curtiss headshot

William Curtiss

CISO / Director, Global Cybersecurity

Hanesbrands

It’s “one size fits none” when it comes to cloud. As the cloud landscape continues to evolve, so too should the strategies CISOs develop in order to remain secure. Join this boardroom conversation and explore what is on the horizon when it comes to the evolving cloud environment, specifically:

  • Current and future cloud security issues
  • Top threats to the cloud
  • Strategies to guide your organization's cloud priorities

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Building the Identity Platform of the Future

Elvis Clemetson headshot

Elvis Clemetson

Chief Information & Technology Officer

CTE

Jameeka Green Aaron headshot

Jameeka Green Aaron

CISO

Auth0

Digital transformation has created a convergence of users, devices, and applications that demands an identity-based security approach. With the identity perimeter exposed, CISOs need new and better ways to protect it. 

Join this interactive boardroom conversation to discuss: 

  • Strategies to reach frictionless IAM 
  • How identity can protect against automated attacks 
  • The future of IAM including passwordless authentication

12:00pm - 12:45pm  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Mastering the Multi-Industry Mindset

Angela Yochem headshot

Angela Yochem

EVP | Chief Transformation & Digital Officer

Novant Health

Karl Hightower headshot

Karl Hightower

CDO

Novant Health

Onyeka Nchege headshot

Onyeka Nchege

SVP and CIO

Novant Health

During this keynote with Angela Yochem, EVP & Chief Digital & Technology Officer; Karl Hightower, CDO; and Onyeka Nchege, SVP and CIO of Novant Health, you will hear best practices on making cross-industry moves and the importance of embracing an industry-agnostic mindset.

Join this session to hear:

  • Best practices on bringing in previous work experience to a new industry
  • How to align with your leadership team to drive initiatives forward
  • How to flex with changing business environments and apply lessons from other industries

12:45pm - 1:15pm  EDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Ken Athanasiou headshot

Ken Athanasiou

Chief Information Security Officer

VF

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Charlotte community. 

1:15pm - 1:30pm  EDT Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm  EDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

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