Indianapolis CISO Executive Summit

November 16, 2021 | JW Marriott Indianapolis

November 16, 2021
JW Marriott Indianapolis

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Indianapolis'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:

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

Indianapolis CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Meredith Harper

Lilly
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Leon Ravenna

KAR Global
CISO

Dustin Wilcox

Anthem
CISO

Judd Williams

NCAA
CIO

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 Indianapolis 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


Governing Body Welcome Reception Session

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.


Executive Boardroom Sessions

CIOs Roadmap: Security at the Center

Heightened cybersecurity risks of the last two years have proven security initiatives and business continuity planning must be ingrained in every enterprise’s corporate culture. CIOs must set an example, demonstrating a commitment to security, positioning it at the core of IT and enterprise roadmaps. 

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Building robust cybersecurity strategies that align with new business objectives and hybrid workforce models

  • Reconceptualizing cyber roadmaps to enable digital business rather than inhibit innovation

  • Tackle growing security threats against infrastructure through security awareness and threat intelligence

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, Melissa Tarpley. (melissa.tarpley@evanta.com)

Using Data Governance to Manage Risk

Data is the primary target in virtually every breach scenario – and protecting data gets harder every day. Mix overly provisioned access rights with a plethora of unknown risks, it is no wonder why data stores are so difficult to control and so susceptible to attack. How can CISOs approach a problem that is so big and complex?

Join this boardroom and discuss:

  • Strategies to map and govern data

  • The role CISOs should play in the creation and implementation of data governance strategies

  • How to gain visibility into high-risk areas

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, Melissa Tarpley. (melissa.tarpley@evanta.com)

You Are What You Do – The Nuts and Bolts of Behaving Digital

As businesses strive to function more like digital-native tech companies, many are experiencing growing pains on the road from strategy to execution. New opportunities for speed and agility often run headlong into the old processes, sourcing and organizational structures of traditional operating models. In this session, CIOs will help one another master the new operating mechanics that tie strategy to business outcomes.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Creating clear and aligned business priorities for digital strategy

  • Adopting the right operating model to rapidly unlock business value through technology

  • Reducing friction with better process and the right sourcing plan

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, Melissa Tarpley. (melissa.tarpley@evanta.com)

Executing Your Security Operations Plan

Even the best blueprint benefits from a skilled builder. In the same way, security operations strategies benefit from a focused, skilled implementation.

Join this community discussion for: 

  • Practiced, proven, and sound threat minimization techniques

  • Training options meant to adequately prepare SOC personnel 

  • Tips on implementing your SOC strategy, despite potentially limited resources 

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, Melissa Tarpley. (melissa.tarpley@evanta.com)

Begin with the End (User) in Mind

You know that long-term customer relationships are built by proactively engineering an end-user first strategy from the beginning. The CIO can be a driving force for a proactively engineered strategy that puts customers in the starring role instead of forgotten in the balcony.

In this session, you’ll learn to:

  • Characterize the criteria of an end-user focused approach to IT strategy

  • Strategize effective methods to focus on the end-user from the beginning

  • Reconceptualize a legacy system that was not built with the end-user in mind

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, Melissa Tarpley. (melissa.tarpley@evanta.com)

Building a Customer-Centric Culture

Executive leaders at high-performing customer-centric organizations acknowledge that the employee experience is a critical component to success. CIOs need to take the next step past creating a customer-centric vision to fully enable employees to connect with the customers.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss how to:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional leaders to enable employees to be customer-centric in their day-to-day work

  • Eliminate barriers that prevent employees from delivering the ideal customer experience

  • Incorporate feedback from employees to continuously improve how you interact with the customer

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, Melissa Tarpley. (melissa.tarpley@evanta.com)

Chain of Fools: Third Party and Supply Chain Risk

Today’s increasingly complex and interconnected supply chain creates more opportunities than ever for malicious actors to cause damage to your business. Third-party data breaches are at an all-time high, and legacy approaches to third-party risk management can’t keep up.

Join this boardroom to explore: 

  • Continuous assessment and monitoring of third parties and supply chain partners 

  • How to create an accurate inventory of all vendors within your ecosystem

  • What to do when your third party gets breached

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, Melissa Tarpley. (melissa.tarpley@evanta.com)


Breakout Session

Featured Session Hosted by Fortinet

 Details coming soon.


Peer-to-Peer Meetings Session

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.


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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

JW Marriott Indianapolis

Your Community Partners


CIO Thought Leader
Program Partner

Indianapolis CISO Program Manager


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

Melissa Tarpley

Program Manager

melissa.tarpley@evanta.com