Denver CISO Executive Summit

June 28, 2022 | Denver Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center

June 28, 2022
Denver Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Denver's top CISOs 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 CISOs today:

Developing a High-Level Plan for Securing Business Assets

Accelerating High Growth and a Data-First Mindset

Integrating Security Automation to Promote More Efficient Infrastructure

Denver CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Chris Ard

Newmont Corporation
Chief Information Security Officer

Ken Athanasiou

VF Corp
Chief Information Security Officer

Alan Cullop

DaVita
CIO

Veena Dandapani

Western Union
Global Head Product Strategy & Management

Stephen Katsirubas

Hunter Douglas
Chief Information Officer

Trent Krause

Graebel
CIO

Sam Masiello

The Anschutz Corporation
Chief Information Security Officer

Chris McLaughlin

Johns Manville
Chief Information Security Officer

Jeff Miller

Quantinuum
Chief Information Officer

Steve Oberg

DaVita
CISO

Ram Ramadoss

CommonSpirit Health
System Senior Vice President - Privacy, Information Security

Craig Richardville

Intermountain Healthcare
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Alex Wood

Uplight
CISO

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO 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 Denver CISO 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


June 28, 2022 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Coaching Resilient Leaders Through Challenges and Change

Dr. Kiki Ramsey headshot

Dr. Kiki Ramsey

CEO, The Positive Psychology Coaching and Diversity Institute

Guest Speaker

Challenges arise every day in the workplace whether it’s dealing with disgruntled staff, diversity, budget cuts, changes in management, shortage of good staff, or even managing personal issues. With all these challenges arising there is a need for leaders to understand and employ resilience. In this highly engaging keynote, Dr. Kiki, Executive Coach, and Positive Psychologist will teach leaders how to use coaching as an effective tool to resolve conflict and challenging issues and employ resilience, all while still setting and meeting meaningful company goals and remaining competent leaders.

Dr. Kiki Shares:

  • The Research On What Makes Resilient Leaders
  • How To Overcome The Tough Issues and Remain Relevant
  •  How To Use Coaching As A Tool To Resolve Conflict and Develop Resilience

9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Accelerating Business Outcomes Without Accelerating Burnout

Vasee Sivasegaran headshot

Vasee Sivasegaran

CTO, Americas

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Dolores Mears headshot

Dolores Mears

CIO

Hensel Phelps Construction

The remote work experiment succeeded and hybrid work is here to stay. As companies continue to refine their digital workplace strategy, IT plays a pivotal role in the employee experience, work-life balance and recruiting/retention strategies.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Balancing a hybrid workplace that empowers employees without exhausting them
  • Leveraging advanced technology to attract, retain and upskill talent
  • Remediating gaps in the employee experience with digital tools

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Pen Test Your Board Pitch – An Interactive Exercise

Craig Poley headshot

Craig Poley

Chief Information Officer

City of Arvada

Pitching to the board is a skill that must be mastered. CISOs & CIOs are tasked to communicate business value and synthesize complex information in a way that makes sense. Craig Poley leads this interactive session where you will identify the holes in your board pitch – and improve it for the next time you’re in the hot seat.

In this collaborative session, you will work in a group to:

  • Create and deliver a board pitch
  • Receive real-time feedback on your pitch
  • Learn best practices and strategies for communicating with your board

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Creating a Human Experience for the Customer Journey

Ash Mahajan headshot

Ash Mahajan

Chief Information & Technology Officer

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Jeff Cann headshot

Jeff Cann

Chief Information Officer

Encore Electric Inc

Two major priorities for CIOs are enabling employees to work more productively and improving the customer experience. Creating a holistic communications system around delivering positive experiences can achieve gains for both priorities. How can these changes support the kind of hyper-personalization and knowledge accumulation that delivers customer satisfaction at every step of the journey?

This session will address:

  • Developing a strategic communications system with the customer journey in mind
  • Creating customer experience synergies by blending capabilities like unified communications and contact centers
  • Real-world challenges and strategies to overcome them

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

The Art of Communicating Risk to the Business

Alex Wood headshot

Alex Wood

CISO

Uplight

Sara Griffith headshot

Sara Griffith

CISO

Euronet Worldwide

Jason Pfeiffer headshot

Jason Pfeiffer

Chief Strategy Officer

ReliaQuest

To quantify how they are reducing risk for the business and where to strategically invest, security leaders need effective, actionable metrics. These measures are essential to communicating effectively with the Board and other executive stakeholders.

 Join this roundtable discussion to gain insight into how your peers are:

  • Making informed investment decisions
  • Communicating risk to the business at large
  • Using data to tell a story to non-technical audiences

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:20am - 10:45am  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a 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.

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Accounting for Third-Party Risk in Strategic Planning

Kelly White headshot

Kelly White

CEO

RiskRecon

Third parties expose businesses to strategic, operational, financial, and compliance risks. Moreover, leaders have less visibility into third parties than into their own businesses. For many organizations, the pandemic exposed the fragility of the organization’s third-party network and impressed the need to flex quickly to new third and fourth parties in the extended enterprise to meet demand without increasing risk exposure.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Standardizing third-party risk management assessments to be used by business units
  • Maintaining visibility of all ongoing third-party relationships
  • Identifying and mitigating the risks of the third-party network

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Business Transformation in Market Redefinition

Markus Lonnquist headshot

Markus Lonnquist

CIO

Coffee & Bagel Brands

Tomorrow's CIO & CISO understands the need to identify new optimized opportunities in an evolving market. The pressure to make decisions rapidly while focusing on driving growth and balancing legacy ambitions will create a unique opportunity for business transformation.  

Join your CIO & CISO peers to discuss:

  • Capitalizing on new business opportunities leveraging digital transformation 
  • Creating a strategic vision to drive growth
  • Balancing optimization and transformation

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Scaling Automation for Cross-Enterprise Digital Transformation

Benjamin Partout headshot

Benjamin Partout

CIO

Federal White Cement

Eileen Lowry headshot

Eileen Lowry

VP, Product Management, IBM Automation - Integration

IBM

Edgar Acosta headshot

Edgar Acosta

Director, Cybersecurity

DCP Midstream

Ten years’ worth of digitization occurred in less than a year as companies realized the pressing need to automate their operations to stay relevant and competitive. But while digitizing workloads is a critical way to address skills gaps and labor shortages, it also creates complexity and volumes of data that are difficult to manage.

Join this interactive roundtable to discuss:

  • Creating an end-to end strategy to scale automation past bots and RPA
  • Driving operational efficiencies while delivering excellent customer service
  • Manage IT resources to optimize performance and cost, increase observability, and manage incidents

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Merging Zero Trust And SASE

Susan Chiang headshot

Susan Chiang

Deputy CISO

Cloudflare

Steven Lovaas headshot

Steven Lovaas

CISO

Colorado State University

David Whitaker headshot

David Whitaker

SVP & CIO

Sierra Space

Organizations are feeling a shift in the world of networking and security as they rapidly adopt and embrace the cloud. Enterprises need efficiency, visibility and security without compromise. The secure access service edge, better known as SASE, and zero trust implementations can provide a more comprehensive security capability to truly support digital transformation.

In this session, you will discuss:

  • Problems SASE can address in the modern enterprise
  • Benefits of planning both SASE and zero trust implementations
  • How to best position your organization for this transition

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com

11:30am - 11:40am  Break

June 28, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

Building a Flexible and Agile Future — How CIOs and CISOs Can Get Ahead

Mike Bush headshot

Mike Bush

Senior Director, Information Systems

Colorado Rockies

Robert DeVito headshot

Robert DeVito

Global Director, Customer & Partner Engineering

Google

There is no doubt that the workplace has undergone an unprecedented transformation. Organizations are taking their own unique approach to the future of work. CIOs and CISOs play a critical role in this new environment to find a balance between productivity, security, sustainability, culture and wellbeing. Join this session to learn how CIOs and CISOs can provide flexibility and agility to future proof their business. Specifically, this session will cover:

  • Leading a diverse and inclusive workplace through culture, process and technology
  • How business transformation is forcing CIOs and CISOs to think differently about security prevention
  • Inspiring future sustainability ideas and how these can be technology driven

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Cybersecurity Strategy — Getting Ready for the Next Event

John Jacobs headshot

John Jacobs

Field CISO

Fortinet

Your digital transformation journey must be efficient, effective and secure. Where does cybersecurity fit into your post pandemic IT and digital enablement? With the recent shift in IT priorities, your CISO should be a strategic thinker and an ally who promotes security readiness as you shape your company or organization’s success.

In this session, you will explore:

  • The components of an effective cybersecurity strategy that drive your program and reduce risk
  • Strategies that ensure the major building blocks of your IT transformation are secured
  • Ways to evolve your cybersecurity strategy to align with line of business goals

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Let's Brainstorm! Solving the Talent Gap

Tim McCain headshot

Tim McCain

Chief Information Security Officer

City of Aurora, CO

Larisa Thomas headshot

Larisa Thomas

VP of Security

Nox Health

Navigating the talent pool in a post-pandemic work environment has CIOs & CISOs seeking out solutions to engage their teams and build up new talent. With employee expectations at an all-time high, CIOs & CISOs are finding that now is the time to get creative.

Join this interactive session to debate and collaborate about team building scenarios including:

  • Creative ways to attract talent and generate opportunities
  • Exploring ways to mentor and grow potential – diversifying skill sets
  • Keeping the right people – thinking beyond just retention

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Strengthening Your Identity and Access Management Architecture

Jennifer Gunias headshot

Jennifer Gunias

SVP and Global Head of Clinical Systems

GenesisCare

Robert Thompson headshot

Robert Thompson

Vice President, Mountain West Region

Comcast Business

Diego Silva headshot

Diego Silva

Chief Information Officer

Gates

Remote work environments create an increasingly complex approach to IAM models that rely on multiple connected users and machines in hybrid and multicloud environments. According to Gartner, organizations need to evolve their IAM from a set of distinct tools and processes that manage users and entitlements toward a highly flexible, integrated identity fabric that is secure, composable and distributed, and that underpins an organization’s security posture.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Adopting an adaptive approach to application access to enable remote work
  • Building an IAM roadmap in an evolving market
  • Implementing automation tools to strengthen integration between IAM models

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Beating Attackers At Their Own Game

Josh Rein headshot

Josh Rein

Information Security Officer

PureWest Energy

Bill Randall headshot

Bill Randall

Director IT Governance, Risk and Compliance

ModivCare

Todd Felker headshot

Todd Felker

Executive Healthcare Strategist

CrowdStrike

Cybersecurity is no longer a nice to have, it’s a front line defense that protects organizations from targeted attacks and sophisticated threat actors. Security leaders must always be one step ahead and deliver effective cybersecurity through active prevention and defense. How can CISOs mitigate threats against the attack surface, whilst providing the business and technical outcomes to both stay secure and advance business objectives?

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Leveraging data, analytics and technology to prevent attacks

  • Implementing proactive defense for businesses of all sizes to mitigate today’s threats

  • Pressure-testing your incident response plan and playbooks

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com

June 28, 2022 - afternoon

2:05pm - 2:35pm  Networking Break

2:10pm - 2:35pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a 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.

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Maximizing Business Value with Advanced Real-time Analytics

Dominic Sartorio headshot

Dominic Sartorio

SVP, Products

Actian

The goal of the modern enterprise is to be 'data-driven,' relying primarily upon quality insights to propel the organization forward. To accomplish this goal, leaders must: evangelize trusted data while embracing advanced analytics to inform decision-making, ensure data delivery is timely and relevant to analysts’ needs, and analyze market opportunities and new revenue streams with predictive models.

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Setting data quality standards to ensure clean data
  • Enabling a culture that trusts, invests and relies upon data
  • Challenges that compliance introduce into data management and sharing

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Data: Your Greatest Renewable Assets

Chris Meyerpeter headshot

Chris Meyerpeter

CIO

Ardent Mills

Data is a critical resource that all companies have, and many are continuing to improve the way they access and use it. Whether it's gaining a better customer experience, optimizing your manufacturing process, or predicting the direction your business should take, meaningful insights are hiding in the existing data. Leveraging your current resources could help you identify useful insights and use them to sharpen your organization’s competitive edge.

Join your peers to discuss:

  • Working with your team to understand the value data provides to customers and the business
  • Creating buy in and driving data literacy across the enterprise
  • Overcoming obstacles along the data and analytics journey

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Build and Protect for Tomorrow

Ken Athanasiou headshot

Ken Athanasiou

Chief Information Security Officer

VF Corp

Jeff Miller headshot

Jeff Miller

Chief Information Officer

Quantinuum

Gino Lang headshot

Gino Lang

VP, Customer Security

Fastly

The pandemic not only accelerated the pace of digital transformation— it heightened customer expectations as they now require personalized, intuitive, and immediate experiences in our increasingly digital world. However, this demand also creates a need for secure, performant, and resilient technology. That increase pushes businesses to expand their technological ecosystems and grow the way they think about interfacing with customers and employees. With this expansion and change, come inherent risks.

Join this session as your peers discuss: 

  • Creating unique opportunities for business transformation
  • Balancing innovation, while managing and protecting new technologies
  • Implementing strategies for future-proofing a framework that allows for faster modernization

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Security is a Team Sport

Sue Lapierre headshot

Sue Lapierre

Vice President, IT Governance, Information Security Officer

Prologis

Susan McMillin headshot

Susan McMillin

Chief Information Security Officer

Central Washington University

Lamont Orange headshot

Lamont Orange

Chief Information Security & Compliance Officer

Netskope

Building trust and resilience across infrastructure and security teams is key to defending the enterprise. As companies execute zero trust strategies, the partnership between CIOs, CISOs, and their teams is more important than ever.

Join this session to learn about:

  • The critical components of a modern zero trust strategy
  • Proven practices for infrastructure and security collaboration
  • Improving internal stakeholder relationships to make the right investments and fuel business outcomes

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:10pm  Keynote

#EpicFail – A Ransomware Choose Your Own Adventure

Ram Ramadoss headshot

Ram Ramadoss

System Senior Vice President - Privacy, Information Security

CommonSpirit Health

Whether it comes from across the globe or down the street, the ever-looming threat of a ransomware attack is always in the back of the IT and security executive’s mind. Get your collaborative and creative juices flowing in this gamified choose your own adventure in responding to an attack on a third-party vendor.

In this interactive session attendees will:

  • Collaborate to identify and respond to threat responses 
  • Determine an appropriate response and communications plan 
  • Discuss pitfalls, best practices and remediation steps

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

June 28, 2022 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Coaching Resilient Leaders Through Challenges and Change

Dr. Kiki Ramsey headshot

Dr. Kiki Ramsey

CEO, The Positive Psychology Coaching and Diversity Institute

Guest Speaker

Challenges arise every day in the workplace whether it’s dealing with disgruntled staff, diversity, budget cuts, changes in management, shortage of good staff, or even managing personal issues. With all these challenges arising there is a need for leaders to understand and employ resilience. In this highly engaging keynote, Dr. Kiki, Executive Coach, and Positive Psychologist will teach leaders how to use coaching as an effective tool to resolve conflict and challenging issues and employ resilience, all while still setting and meeting meaningful company goals and remaining competent leaders.

Dr. Kiki Shares:

  • The Research On What Makes Resilient Leaders
  • How To Overcome The Tough Issues and Remain Relevant
  •  How To Use Coaching As A Tool To Resolve Conflict and Develop Resilience

9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Accelerating Business Outcomes Without Accelerating Burnout

Vasee Sivasegaran headshot

Vasee Sivasegaran

CTO, Americas

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Dolores Mears headshot

Dolores Mears

CIO

Hensel Phelps Construction

The remote work experiment succeeded and hybrid work is here to stay. As companies continue to refine their digital workplace strategy, IT plays a pivotal role in the employee experience, work-life balance and recruiting/retention strategies.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Balancing a hybrid workplace that empowers employees without exhausting them
  • Leveraging advanced technology to attract, retain and upskill talent
  • Remediating gaps in the employee experience with digital tools

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Pen Test Your Board Pitch – An Interactive Exercise

Craig Poley headshot

Craig Poley

Chief Information Officer

City of Arvada

Pitching to the board is a skill that must be mastered. CISOs & CIOs are tasked to communicate business value and synthesize complex information in a way that makes sense. Craig Poley leads this interactive session where you will identify the holes in your board pitch – and improve it for the next time you’re in the hot seat.

In this collaborative session, you will work in a group to:

  • Create and deliver a board pitch
  • Receive real-time feedback on your pitch
  • Learn best practices and strategies for communicating with your board

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Creating a Human Experience for the Customer Journey

Ash Mahajan headshot

Ash Mahajan

Chief Information & Technology Officer

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Jeff Cann headshot

Jeff Cann

Chief Information Officer

Encore Electric Inc

Two major priorities for CIOs are enabling employees to work more productively and improving the customer experience. Creating a holistic communications system around delivering positive experiences can achieve gains for both priorities. How can these changes support the kind of hyper-personalization and knowledge accumulation that delivers customer satisfaction at every step of the journey?

This session will address:

  • Developing a strategic communications system with the customer journey in mind
  • Creating customer experience synergies by blending capabilities like unified communications and contact centers
  • Real-world challenges and strategies to overcome them

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

The Art of Communicating Risk to the Business

Alex Wood headshot

Alex Wood

CISO

Uplight

Sara Griffith headshot

Sara Griffith

CISO

Euronet Worldwide

Jason Pfeiffer headshot

Jason Pfeiffer

Chief Strategy Officer

ReliaQuest

To quantify how they are reducing risk for the business and where to strategically invest, security leaders need effective, actionable metrics. These measures are essential to communicating effectively with the Board and other executive stakeholders.

 Join this roundtable discussion to gain insight into how your peers are:

  • Making informed investment decisions
  • Communicating risk to the business at large
  • Using data to tell a story to non-technical audiences

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:20am - 10:45am  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a 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.

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Accounting for Third-Party Risk in Strategic Planning

Kelly White headshot

Kelly White

CEO

RiskRecon

Third parties expose businesses to strategic, operational, financial, and compliance risks. Moreover, leaders have less visibility into third parties than into their own businesses. For many organizations, the pandemic exposed the fragility of the organization’s third-party network and impressed the need to flex quickly to new third and fourth parties in the extended enterprise to meet demand without increasing risk exposure.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Standardizing third-party risk management assessments to be used by business units
  • Maintaining visibility of all ongoing third-party relationships
  • Identifying and mitigating the risks of the third-party network

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Business Transformation in Market Redefinition

Markus Lonnquist headshot

Markus Lonnquist

CIO

Coffee & Bagel Brands

Tomorrow's CIO & CISO understands the need to identify new optimized opportunities in an evolving market. The pressure to make decisions rapidly while focusing on driving growth and balancing legacy ambitions will create a unique opportunity for business transformation.  

Join your CIO & CISO peers to discuss:

  • Capitalizing on new business opportunities leveraging digital transformation 
  • Creating a strategic vision to drive growth
  • Balancing optimization and transformation

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Scaling Automation for Cross-Enterprise Digital Transformation

Benjamin Partout headshot

Benjamin Partout

CIO

Federal White Cement

Eileen Lowry headshot

Eileen Lowry

VP, Product Management, IBM Automation - Integration

IBM

Edgar Acosta headshot

Edgar Acosta

Director, Cybersecurity

DCP Midstream

Ten years’ worth of digitization occurred in less than a year as companies realized the pressing need to automate their operations to stay relevant and competitive. But while digitizing workloads is a critical way to address skills gaps and labor shortages, it also creates complexity and volumes of data that are difficult to manage.

Join this interactive roundtable to discuss:

  • Creating an end-to end strategy to scale automation past bots and RPA
  • Driving operational efficiencies while delivering excellent customer service
  • Manage IT resources to optimize performance and cost, increase observability, and manage incidents

11:30am - 11:40am  Break

June 28, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

Building a Flexible and Agile Future — How CIOs and CISOs Can Get Ahead

Mike Bush headshot

Mike Bush

Senior Director, Information Systems

Colorado Rockies

Robert DeVito headshot

Robert DeVito

Global Director, Customer & Partner Engineering

Google

There is no doubt that the workplace has undergone an unprecedented transformation. Organizations are taking their own unique approach to the future of work. CIOs and CISOs play a critical role in this new environment to find a balance between productivity, security, sustainability, culture and wellbeing. Join this session to learn how CIOs and CISOs can provide flexibility and agility to future proof their business. Specifically, this session will cover:

  • Leading a diverse and inclusive workplace through culture, process and technology
  • How business transformation is forcing CIOs and CISOs to think differently about security prevention
  • Inspiring future sustainability ideas and how these can be technology driven

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Cybersecurity Strategy — Getting Ready for the Next Event

John Jacobs headshot

John Jacobs

Field CISO

Fortinet

Your digital transformation journey must be efficient, effective and secure. Where does cybersecurity fit into your post pandemic IT and digital enablement? With the recent shift in IT priorities, your CISO should be a strategic thinker and an ally who promotes security readiness as you shape your company or organization’s success.

In this session, you will explore:

  • The components of an effective cybersecurity strategy that drive your program and reduce risk
  • Strategies that ensure the major building blocks of your IT transformation are secured
  • Ways to evolve your cybersecurity strategy to align with line of business goals

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Let's Brainstorm! Solving the Talent Gap

Tim McCain headshot

Tim McCain

Chief Information Security Officer

City of Aurora, CO

Larisa Thomas headshot

Larisa Thomas

VP of Security

Nox Health

Navigating the talent pool in a post-pandemic work environment has CIOs & CISOs seeking out solutions to engage their teams and build up new talent. With employee expectations at an all-time high, CIOs & CISOs are finding that now is the time to get creative.

Join this interactive session to debate and collaborate about team building scenarios including:

  • Creative ways to attract talent and generate opportunities
  • Exploring ways to mentor and grow potential – diversifying skill sets
  • Keeping the right people – thinking beyond just retention

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Strengthening Your Identity and Access Management Architecture

Jennifer Gunias headshot

Jennifer Gunias

SVP and Global Head of Clinical Systems

GenesisCare

Robert Thompson headshot

Robert Thompson

Vice President, Mountain West Region

Comcast Business

Diego Silva headshot

Diego Silva

Chief Information Officer

Gates

Remote work environments create an increasingly complex approach to IAM models that rely on multiple connected users and machines in hybrid and multicloud environments. According to Gartner, organizations need to evolve their IAM from a set of distinct tools and processes that manage users and entitlements toward a highly flexible, integrated identity fabric that is secure, composable and distributed, and that underpins an organization’s security posture.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Adopting an adaptive approach to application access to enable remote work
  • Building an IAM roadmap in an evolving market
  • Implementing automation tools to strengthen integration between IAM models

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Beating Attackers At Their Own Game

Josh Rein headshot

Josh Rein

Information Security Officer

PureWest Energy

Bill Randall headshot

Bill Randall

Director IT Governance, Risk and Compliance

ModivCare

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Todd Felker

Executive Healthcare Strategist

CrowdStrike

Cybersecurity is no longer a nice to have, it’s a front line defense that protects organizations from targeted attacks and sophisticated threat actors. Security leaders must always be one step ahead and deliver effective cybersecurity through active prevention and defense. How can CISOs mitigate threats against the attack surface, whilst providing the business and technical outcomes to both stay secure and advance business objectives?

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Leveraging data, analytics and technology to prevent attacks

  • Implementing proactive defense for businesses of all sizes to mitigate today’s threats

  • Pressure-testing your incident response plan and playbooks

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com

June 28, 2022 - afternoon

2:05pm - 2:35pm  Networking Break

2:10pm - 2:35pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a 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.

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Maximizing Business Value with Advanced Real-time Analytics

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Dominic Sartorio

SVP, Products

Actian

The goal of the modern enterprise is to be 'data-driven,' relying primarily upon quality insights to propel the organization forward. To accomplish this goal, leaders must: evangelize trusted data while embracing advanced analytics to inform decision-making, ensure data delivery is timely and relevant to analysts’ needs, and analyze market opportunities and new revenue streams with predictive models.

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Setting data quality standards to ensure clean data
  • Enabling a culture that trusts, invests and relies upon data
  • Challenges that compliance introduce into data management and sharing

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Data: Your Greatest Renewable Assets

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Chris Meyerpeter

CIO

Ardent Mills

Data is a critical resource that all companies have, and many are continuing to improve the way they access and use it. Whether it's gaining a better customer experience, optimizing your manufacturing process, or predicting the direction your business should take, meaningful insights are hiding in the existing data. Leveraging your current resources could help you identify useful insights and use them to sharpen your organization’s competitive edge.

Join your peers to discuss:

  • Working with your team to understand the value data provides to customers and the business
  • Creating buy in and driving data literacy across the enterprise
  • Overcoming obstacles along the data and analytics journey

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Build and Protect for Tomorrow

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Ken Athanasiou

Chief Information Security Officer

VF Corp

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Jeff Miller

Chief Information Officer

Quantinuum

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Gino Lang

VP, Customer Security

Fastly

The pandemic not only accelerated the pace of digital transformation— it heightened customer expectations as they now require personalized, intuitive, and immediate experiences in our increasingly digital world. However, this demand also creates a need for secure, performant, and resilient technology. That increase pushes businesses to expand their technological ecosystems and grow the way they think about interfacing with customers and employees. With this expansion and change, come inherent risks.

Join this session as your peers discuss: 

  • Creating unique opportunities for business transformation
  • Balancing innovation, while managing and protecting new technologies
  • Implementing strategies for future-proofing a framework that allows for faster modernization

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Security is a Team Sport

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Sue Lapierre

Vice President, IT Governance, Information Security Officer

Prologis

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Susan McMillin

Chief Information Security Officer

Central Washington University

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Lamont Orange

Chief Information Security & Compliance Officer

Netskope

Building trust and resilience across infrastructure and security teams is key to defending the enterprise. As companies execute zero trust strategies, the partnership between CIOs, CISOs, and their teams is more important than ever.

Join this session to learn about:

  • The critical components of a modern zero trust strategy
  • Proven practices for infrastructure and security collaboration
  • Improving internal stakeholder relationships to make the right investments and fuel business outcomes

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 & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Wharton at caroline.wharton@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:10pm  Keynote

#EpicFail – A Ransomware Choose Your Own Adventure

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Ram Ramadoss

System Senior Vice President - Privacy, Information Security

CommonSpirit Health

Whether it comes from across the globe or down the street, the ever-looming threat of a ransomware attack is always in the back of the IT and security executive’s mind. Get your collaborative and creative juices flowing in this gamified choose your own adventure in responding to an attack on a third-party vendor.

In this interactive session attendees will:

  • Collaborate to identify and respond to threat responses 
  • Determine an appropriate response and communications plan 
  • Discuss pitfalls, best practices and remediation steps

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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Evanta programs are uniquely positioned to succeed in the current landscape.

  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

To ensure the well-being of participants, partners, and associates, we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines.

As a part of our commitment to create the safest possible environment, we are requiring all participants, partners, and associates to confirm adherence to our program participation requirements prior to arrival. Additional information and FAQs can be found here: Health and Safety Policy.

Location


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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Denver Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-800-233-1234. Please mention G-CXOE to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $259 USD (plus tax) is June 6, 2022.

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

Caroline Wharton

Program Manager

971.978.5045

caroline.wharton@evanta.com