Minneapolis CISO Executive Summit

November 16, 2021 | Marriott City Center Minneapolis

November 16, 2021
Marriott City Center Minneapolis

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Minneapolis'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:

Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives

Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies

Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

Minneapolis CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Pat Joyce

Medtronic
VP, Global IT & CSO

Mike Kearn

US Bank
Director, Threat Informed Defense

Tris Lingen

3M
Chief Information Security Officer

Jim O'Conner

Cargill
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 Minneapolis 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


Keynote Sessions

Bridging the Gap — Communicating Risk to the Business

When CISOs talk about risk, they need to move outside of the scope of information security and focus more on how risk applies to the business. If you don't make the shift, you may miss important priorities that can have a negative impact on business outcomes, in addition to your security posture. 

In this keynote session, discover how you can:

  • Bridge the leadership communication gap to have more effective conversations with your business partner
  • Reprogram the role of the CISO to create moments of awareness that will embed security throughout the organization
  • Explain risk with the probability of it happening vs. the likelihood of it happening

SASE and Zero Trust – Shifting From Implicit to Adaptive

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

In this session, we will discuss:

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


Breakout Sessions

Featured Session by Fortinet

 Session details coming soon

C-Suite Office Hours

Have you ever wished you could pop into your C-level peers minds to understand how they approach important topics and decisions? Now is your chance to anonymously pose (and upvote) questions to others who will pull back the curtain on their thought process and share candid context for why and how they make certain choices.

The questions in this session will be decided by the audience and will touch on themes such as:

  • Building relationships across the C-Suite, with stakeholders and within the enterprise
  • Pursuing innovation while keeping the lights on
  • What’s next for the role of CISO?


Executive Boardroom Sessions

Driving Business Value With Cloud Security Innovation

Whether you are just moving into the cloud, researching more options within the public cloud, or building your own private cloud, most leaders agree that this is the future of infrastructure as a service. But can CISOs have it all – both increased productivity and cost benefits within a secure cloud?

During this peer-discussion you will explore:

  • Automation, orchestration, AI and machine learning cloud 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

Developing an Exceptional Security Operations Strategy

From minimizing risks to streamlining productivity, CISOs have a few goals in mind when bolstering their security operations centers. Meeting those goals won’t happen without a plan.

Join this session to learn:

  • How you can build an SOC blueprint despite aging technology and limited resources
  • What security risks are top of mind for CISOs
  • The skillsets information security teams will need during a SOC build process

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.

RPA – Automation’s Golden Age

Toss out the manual on redundancies in the business process; RPA is automating its way to greater efficiencies and a brighter bottom line. This peer-to-peer discussion is a mix of RPA advocates, early adopters and outside observers — joining forces to learn from each other and explore:

  • How peers have deployed RPA— what has worked and what needs work
  • How to measure the return on investment for automated processes
  • How to overcome human barriers — such as employee engagement ­and leadership buy-in — to realize the full potential of RPA

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.

Strengthening Your IAM Strategy

Moving beyond outdated tech and into a world of efficient, seamless access isn’t impossible. Fine-tuning IAM strategies is an important goal of CISOs across the country.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss with your peers:

  • How to tailor an IAM strategy with limited resources
  • When to rely on legacy technology versus investing in new technology
  • What training is needed to strengthen your IAM program

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.

Leading the Transformed Enterprise

CISOs are mapping the current impact and next steps of the rapid innovation that’s transformed enterprises. The question has become less about how and more about when deployment will take place. After enabling remote work at scale, now the execution of AI, machine learning, advanced analytics and VR/AR are the next key technology resources creating value.

Join your CISO peers to discuss:

  • What 2021 will look like and how you are driving innovation to get there
  • How your organization is implementing innovative technologies
  • How technology is altering the future of work

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.

Defend the Endpoint, Protect the Center

The proliferation of devices over the last decade has radically increased how many endpoints companies are responsible for, and traditional endpoint protection is no longer up to the task. How can an organization maintain the fundamentals of endpoint security — and security in general — while embracing new technologies and strategies like machine learning and big data analytics?

Join fellow CISOs as they discuss:

  • Successes and challenges in keeping users secure at all times
  • Leveraging new technologies to quantify threats and assess impacts
  • Common pitfalls in securing large numbers of remote users

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.


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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

Marriott City Center Minneapolis

Your Community Partners


CISO Thought Leader
Key Partner
Program Partner

Minneapolis CISO Program Manager


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

Joey Freedman

Program Manager

971-978-5009

joey.freedman@evanta.com