Ohio CISO Executive Summit

May 25, 2022 | The Westin Cincinnati

May 25, 2022
The Westin Cincinnati

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Ohio'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:

Mastering the Art of Change and Adaptability

Building a Culture of Security and Enabling Smart, Secure Decision Making

Empowering Talent, Protecting the Enterprise

Ohio CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Michael Erickson

Baptist Health
CISO

Kiran Govindaraju

Ohio National Financial Services
2nd VP, IT & Actuarial Science

Lisa Heckler

CareSource
Chief Information Security Officer

Phani Konduru

Humana
Chief Technology Officer, Digital Health & Innovation

Stacy Mill

Nashville Electric Service
VP of IT and CISO

Deval Motka

Rocket Companies
VP Rocket Data

Robert Schuetter

Ashland
Chief Information Security Officer

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 Ohio 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


May 24, 2022

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.

May 25, 2022 - morning

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

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Global Crisis, Local Resilience – Building a Flexible Business

Lisa Heckler headshot

Lisa Heckler

Chief Information Security Officer

CareSource

Viren Shah headshot

Viren Shah

Chief Digital Officer

GE Appliances

Terry Williams headshot

Terry Williams

Chief Information Officer

Belcan

Thomas Dager headshot

Thomas Dager

Chief Information Security Officer

ADM

 To stop living from crisis to crisis in our global economy, the technology executive must have a process in place. It is increasingly essential to identify and address future threats based on both what we’ve learned from past events and the current climate. 


Join this session to discuss:

  • Planning cycle for risk management

  • Learning from the last crisis

  • Predicting the next “what if”


9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Local Resilience and the Tech Exec.

Shannon Culp headshot

Shannon Culp

Director, Security Governance

ADM

Viren Shah headshot

Viren Shah

Chief Digital Officer

GE Appliances


In this session, peers will discuss their unique challenges and tactics in crisis planning and management in the global economy. Discussion will build off the previous keynote with a specific focus on the role of the technology leader.


Join this discussion for:

  • Identifying the executive’s role in crisis planning

  • Sourcing accurate, useful information

  • Building a crisis management team



9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Shadow in the Darkness -- Cyber Defense in a Changing Threat Landscape

Todd Vancil headshot

Todd Vancil

SVP Systems Engineering

Fortinet

Cybercrime and cybercrime activities are not only increasing exponentially each year, but also easier to execute successfully. Complicated attack crime toolkits can be created or purchased easily, making sophisticated attacks more attainable. Furthermore, the changing geopolitical and economic landscapes have given State-sponsored threat attackers with unlimited resources to target NGOs and critical resources.

In this session we will examine:

•        Techniques, tools and deceptions threat actors use to bypass perimeter security, compromise cloud environments, and manipulate users

•        Methods cybercriminals use to cover tracks and stay hidden

•        Both cloud and on-premise strategies on how to protect your organization from motivated and sophisticated attackers

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Beyond the Hybrid Cloud Hype – Accelerating Your Business Strategy

Debi Brobst headshot

Debi Brobst

CIO, Acute/Ambulatory

ProMedica

Rajesh Rengarajan headshot

Rajesh Rengarajan

VP, Cloud Infrastructure Platform Services

IBM

Devon Valencia headshot

Devon Valencia

Chief Information Officer

CareSource

CIOs must balance security, with innovation and speed - and are asked to create IT environments that can adapt to spikier workloads, interdependent applications, and more data at the edge, even as cyber-attacks and ransomware increase. How can businesses digitally transform with the cloud – ensuring they have a secure environment where customer data is not compromised – while dealing with application sprawl and siloed data? The answer is clear - a secure and open hybrid cloud architecture, but the path to getting there is murky.

In this discussion, we will explore ways to:

  • Connect and integrate across a distributed and hybrid cloud environment to create a common experience for applications and data
  • Modernize and de-risk regulated industries to keep workloads compliant, secure, and resilient
  • Optimize control of decentralization to manage and maintain enterprise systems infrastructure.

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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Software Supply Chain Management Hygiene

Maury Cupitt headshot

Maury Cupitt

Regional VP, Sales Engineering - Americas

Sonatype

Adam Leisring headshot

Adam Leisring

Chief Risk Officer/ CISO

Paycor

Grant Smiley headshot

Grant Smiley

VP of Technology & Operations

Ameritas

Software hygiene practices are like handwashing prior to surgery; at one point laughable, now an essential and integral step prior to every procedure. Why are organizations still not putting enough focus on adopting essential software hygiene practices for supply chain management, even though they know they should?

Join this roundtable session to discuss:

  • Encouraging developers to adopt a set of security and governance daily routines
  • Overcoming the knowledge sharing gap between Security, Developer, and IT Operations
  • Positioning software hygiene as a practice that generates not simply risk value, but revenue value 


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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@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

Aligning With the Business -- IT's Gameplan

Richard Thorp headshot

Richard Thorp

CTO

FirstGroup

Tom Gottlieb headshot

Tom Gottlieb

Chief Technology Officer

Fifth Third Bank

Getting total buy-in from leadership isn’t easy but can accelerate your initiatives and increase success and adoption. By aligning IT priorities with enterprise objectives, IT’s effectiveness will be recognized, inspiring trust and future buy-in across the enterprise. 

Join this session to discuss: 

  • Communicating with your board 

  • Encouraging your team to take ownership 

  • Building relationships with stakeholders 


10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Security is a Team Sport

Mike Anderson headshot

Mike Anderson

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Netskope

Robert Schuetter headshot

Robert Schuetter

Chief Information Security Officer

Ashland

Drew Perry headshot

Drew Perry

CISO

Valvoline

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

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

The Art of Communicating Risk to the Business

Joe Partlow headshot

Joe Partlow

CTO

ReliaQuest

Matt King headshot

Matt King

VP of Global IT Security, CISO

Belcan

Mark Carney headshot

Mark Carney

Information Security Leader

State Auto Insurance Companies

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 for 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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Maximizing Business Decisions with Advanced Analytics

Marc Potter headshot

Marc Potter

Chief Operating Officer

Actian

Deval Motka headshot

Deval Motka

VP Rocket Data

Rocket Companies

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 roundtable discussion as peers 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


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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

11:30am - 11:40am  Break

May 25, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

Elevating Security for a Hyper-Connected World

Curtis Simpson headshot

Curtis Simpson

Chief Information Security Officer

Armis

Digital assets are enabling new revenue and growth opportunities, and accelerating transformation across industries. For CISOs that must ensure the security and continuity of business, however, they represent an ever-expanding attack surface at a time when the volume of attacks and the threat of ransomware is increasingly driving news cycles and board-level concern.

Attendees of this keynote will leave with the insights needed to:

  • Identify unseen security risks by gaining complete visibility in a rapidly expanding attack surface
  • Get ahead of exposure by prioritizing high impact vulnerabilities and threats
  • Secure the assets, recover unnecessary CapEx and OpEx and free staff for priority initiatives

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Accelerating Business Outcomes Without Accelerating Burnout

Robert Schuetter headshot

Robert Schuetter

Chief Information Security Officer

Ashland

Namita Jindal headshot

Namita Jindal

CIO

CentralSquare Technologies

Matt Crawford headshot

Matt Crawford

Director, Solution & Portfolio Marketing

Citrix Systems, Inc.

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 an autonomous 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

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Engineering Reliability – Strategy in Practice

Jason Patterson headshot

Jason Patterson

AVP, Site Reliability Engineering

Nationwide

Nationwide had a reliability problem: their IT and broader culture were stuck in a reactive posture and myriad challenges weren’t being met from platform to platform. Or system to system. Join Jason Patterson, AVP of Site Reliability for a candid conversation on how his team continues to overhaul reactionary support and crisis response culture to be operationally aware, proactive, and intentionally resilient.

Join this session to learn how Nationwide:

  • Reduces false incidents and eliminates known errors

  • Defines metrics for success and leveraging data for actionable insights

  • Leads a cultural shift within IT that can be scaled across the enterprise


1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Data Doesn’t Lose Itself

John Checco headshot

John Checco

Resident CISO

Proofpoint

Dave Bixler headshot

Dave Bixler

North American Head of IDM Risk / Audit / Compliance / Governance

Atos North America

Your people are your most valuable asset, your greatest weakness, and your best defense. CIOs and CISOs seeking to prevent data loss from malicious, negligent or compromised users can correlate content, behavior and threats for better insight and streamlined investigations.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Augmenting your data protection program with the right people and processes
  • Transforming your employees into effective data defenders
  • Managing insider threats and preventing data loss at the endpoint

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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Strengthening Your IAM Architecture

Rich Nagle headshot

Rich Nagle

AVP & Chief Information Security Officer

The Ohio State University

Mathews Thomas headshot

Mathews Thomas

AVP, IT Risk Mgmt.

Nationwide

Remote work environments create an increasingly complex approach to IAM models that rely on multiple users and machines in hybrid and multi-cloud 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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

May 25, 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  Executive Boardroom

How Leaders Keep Employees Engaged

Brian Klenke headshot

Brian Klenke

Chief Information Security Officer

Bath & Body Works

Brian Minick headshot

Brian Minick

Chief Information Security Officer

Fifth Third Bank

Having engaged and interested employees is a key priority for CISOs. This leads to a focused and productive workforce who are satisfied with their projects at hand. Yet, implementing an effective strategy to reach this goal is often a lot harder than perceived.

Join this session to explore effective methods of maintaining employee engagement

  • Adapting engagement strategies to hybrid working

  • Comparing CISOs philosophies for keeping employees engaged and productive

  • Discussing effective measurements of engagement and productivity



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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Results & Retention: Adaptive Portfolio Delivery

Lloyd Norman headshot

Lloyd Norman

Vice President of Strategic Solutions

ProSymmetry

Delivering priorities at speed while retaining top talent need not be mutually exclusive, even when delivering in hybrid environments. Adaptive portfolio managers should design workforce retention into portfolio Governance guardrails. Continuously adaptive delivery by tenured talent keeps digital leaders competitive, builds an internal candidate pipeline, and a culture of workforce retention.

Join this session to learn about:

  • Blending the best practices of agile, waterfall, and ops work planning
  • Modeling proposal sequencing against the portfolio roadmap and its governance guardrails
  • Comparing workforce skillset aspirations to adaptive portfolio demand

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Minding the Gap -- Engaging Across Generations

Michael Erickson headshot

Michael Erickson

CISO

Baptist Health

Jacob Lorz headshot

Jacob Lorz

Director Security - IT

Cintas

Ryan Kean headshot

Ryan Kean

CIO

Total Quality Logistics


Today's workforce includes employees ranging from Gen Z to Baby Boomers and creates a notable generational gap across the enterprise. As the demand of future generations continues to impact technology and workplace performance, this generates a unique opportunity for CIOs to apply agile thinking in engaging their employees.

Join this session to discuss, share and learn from your peers on:

  • Implementing a reverse mentoring model

  • Fostering an environment to reward and motivate

  • Driving skillful career conversations



2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Protecting Your Privileged Users

JD Rogers headshot

JD Rogers

CISO

American Financial Group

Michael Speas headshot

Michael Speas

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Western & Southern Financial Group


Privileged accounts are the holy grail for many perpetrators. And while many of these users are likely among your most sophisticated team members when it comes to security awareness, nothing can make them totally invulnerable. How do you balance providing just enough protection for these users without impacting their productivity?

During this peer discussion you will explore:

  1. Implementing zero trust and least privilege policies

  2. Moving beyond traditional PAM controls to more sophisticated ones like just-in-time privilege approaches

  3. Architecting resiliency for your PAM solutions



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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:10pm  Keynote

Stress Management Strategies for Effective Leadership

Oluyinka Ajirotutu headshot

Oluyinka Ajirotutu

Stress Management & Lifestyle Change Expert

Oluyinka Speaks

 According to the American Psychological Association (APA), there are an unprecedented number of employees struggling with stress and mental health concerns that negatively impact their work and home life. The skill of stress management is more important than ever for leaders to motivate and support their teams effectively while sustaining personal wellbeing.

Join this interactive keynote to:

  • Understand the critical role leaders play regarding stress management that can improve employee morale, retention and productivity
  • Learn key strategies to reduce stress, overcome burnout and develop resilience in the face of challenges
  • Develop a comprehensive stress management plan that will result in long-term wellbeing and enhanced quality of life


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

May 24, 2022

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.

May 25, 2022 - morning

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

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Global Crisis, Local Resilience – Building a Flexible Business

Lisa Heckler headshot

Lisa Heckler

Chief Information Security Officer

CareSource

Viren Shah headshot

Viren Shah

Chief Digital Officer

GE Appliances

Terry Williams headshot

Terry Williams

Chief Information Officer

Belcan

Thomas Dager headshot

Thomas Dager

Chief Information Security Officer

ADM

 To stop living from crisis to crisis in our global economy, the technology executive must have a process in place. It is increasingly essential to identify and address future threats based on both what we’ve learned from past events and the current climate. 


Join this session to discuss:

  • Planning cycle for risk management

  • Learning from the last crisis

  • Predicting the next “what if”


9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Local Resilience and the Tech Exec.

Shannon Culp headshot

Shannon Culp

Director, Security Governance

ADM

Viren Shah headshot

Viren Shah

Chief Digital Officer

GE Appliances


In this session, peers will discuss their unique challenges and tactics in crisis planning and management in the global economy. Discussion will build off the previous keynote with a specific focus on the role of the technology leader.


Join this discussion for:

  • Identifying the executive’s role in crisis planning

  • Sourcing accurate, useful information

  • Building a crisis management team



9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Shadow in the Darkness -- Cyber Defense in a Changing Threat Landscape

Todd Vancil headshot

Todd Vancil

SVP Systems Engineering

Fortinet

Cybercrime and cybercrime activities are not only increasing exponentially each year, but also easier to execute successfully. Complicated attack crime toolkits can be created or purchased easily, making sophisticated attacks more attainable. Furthermore, the changing geopolitical and economic landscapes have given State-sponsored threat attackers with unlimited resources to target NGOs and critical resources.

In this session we will examine:

•        Techniques, tools and deceptions threat actors use to bypass perimeter security, compromise cloud environments, and manipulate users

•        Methods cybercriminals use to cover tracks and stay hidden

•        Both cloud and on-premise strategies on how to protect your organization from motivated and sophisticated attackers

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Beyond the Hybrid Cloud Hype – Accelerating Your Business Strategy

Debi Brobst headshot

Debi Brobst

CIO, Acute/Ambulatory

ProMedica

Rajesh Rengarajan headshot

Rajesh Rengarajan

VP, Cloud Infrastructure Platform Services

IBM

Devon Valencia headshot

Devon Valencia

Chief Information Officer

CareSource

CIOs must balance security, with innovation and speed - and are asked to create IT environments that can adapt to spikier workloads, interdependent applications, and more data at the edge, even as cyber-attacks and ransomware increase. How can businesses digitally transform with the cloud – ensuring they have a secure environment where customer data is not compromised – while dealing with application sprawl and siloed data? The answer is clear - a secure and open hybrid cloud architecture, but the path to getting there is murky.

In this discussion, we will explore ways to:

  • Connect and integrate across a distributed and hybrid cloud environment to create a common experience for applications and data
  • Modernize and de-risk regulated industries to keep workloads compliant, secure, and resilient
  • Optimize control of decentralization to manage and maintain enterprise systems infrastructure.

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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Software Supply Chain Management Hygiene

Maury Cupitt headshot

Maury Cupitt

Regional VP, Sales Engineering - Americas

Sonatype

Adam Leisring headshot

Adam Leisring

Chief Risk Officer/ CISO

Paycor

Grant Smiley headshot

Grant Smiley

VP of Technology & Operations

Ameritas

Software hygiene practices are like handwashing prior to surgery; at one point laughable, now an essential and integral step prior to every procedure. Why are organizations still not putting enough focus on adopting essential software hygiene practices for supply chain management, even though they know they should?

Join this roundtable session to discuss:

  • Encouraging developers to adopt a set of security and governance daily routines
  • Overcoming the knowledge sharing gap between Security, Developer, and IT Operations
  • Positioning software hygiene as a practice that generates not simply risk value, but revenue value 


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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@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

Aligning With the Business -- IT's Gameplan

Richard Thorp headshot

Richard Thorp

CTO

FirstGroup

Tom Gottlieb headshot

Tom Gottlieb

Chief Technology Officer

Fifth Third Bank

Getting total buy-in from leadership isn’t easy but can accelerate your initiatives and increase success and adoption. By aligning IT priorities with enterprise objectives, IT’s effectiveness will be recognized, inspiring trust and future buy-in across the enterprise. 

Join this session to discuss: 

  • Communicating with your board 

  • Encouraging your team to take ownership 

  • Building relationships with stakeholders 


10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Security is a Team Sport

Mike Anderson headshot

Mike Anderson

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Netskope

Robert Schuetter headshot

Robert Schuetter

Chief Information Security Officer

Ashland

Drew Perry headshot

Drew Perry

CISO

Valvoline

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

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

The Art of Communicating Risk to the Business

Joe Partlow headshot

Joe Partlow

CTO

ReliaQuest

Matt King headshot

Matt King

VP of Global IT Security, CISO

Belcan

Mark Carney headshot

Mark Carney

Information Security Leader

State Auto Insurance Companies

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 for 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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Maximizing Business Decisions with Advanced Analytics

Marc Potter headshot

Marc Potter

Chief Operating Officer

Actian

Deval Motka headshot

Deval Motka

VP Rocket Data

Rocket Companies

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 roundtable discussion as peers 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


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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

11:30am - 11:40am  Break

May 25, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

Elevating Security for a Hyper-Connected World

Curtis Simpson headshot

Curtis Simpson

Chief Information Security Officer

Armis

Digital assets are enabling new revenue and growth opportunities, and accelerating transformation across industries. For CISOs that must ensure the security and continuity of business, however, they represent an ever-expanding attack surface at a time when the volume of attacks and the threat of ransomware is increasingly driving news cycles and board-level concern.

Attendees of this keynote will leave with the insights needed to:

  • Identify unseen security risks by gaining complete visibility in a rapidly expanding attack surface
  • Get ahead of exposure by prioritizing high impact vulnerabilities and threats
  • Secure the assets, recover unnecessary CapEx and OpEx and free staff for priority initiatives

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Accelerating Business Outcomes Without Accelerating Burnout

Robert Schuetter headshot

Robert Schuetter

Chief Information Security Officer

Ashland

Namita Jindal headshot

Namita Jindal

CIO

CentralSquare Technologies

Matt Crawford headshot

Matt Crawford

Director, Solution & Portfolio Marketing

Citrix Systems, Inc.

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 an autonomous 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

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Engineering Reliability – Strategy in Practice

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Jason Patterson

AVP, Site Reliability Engineering

Nationwide

Nationwide had a reliability problem: their IT and broader culture were stuck in a reactive posture and myriad challenges weren’t being met from platform to platform. Or system to system. Join Jason Patterson, AVP of Site Reliability for a candid conversation on how his team continues to overhaul reactionary support and crisis response culture to be operationally aware, proactive, and intentionally resilient.

Join this session to learn how Nationwide:

  • Reduces false incidents and eliminates known errors

  • Defines metrics for success and leveraging data for actionable insights

  • Leads a cultural shift within IT that can be scaled across the enterprise


1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Data Doesn’t Lose Itself

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John Checco

Resident CISO

Proofpoint

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Dave Bixler

North American Head of IDM Risk / Audit / Compliance / Governance

Atos North America

Your people are your most valuable asset, your greatest weakness, and your best defense. CIOs and CISOs seeking to prevent data loss from malicious, negligent or compromised users can correlate content, behavior and threats for better insight and streamlined investigations.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Augmenting your data protection program with the right people and processes
  • Transforming your employees into effective data defenders
  • Managing insider threats and preventing data loss at the endpoint

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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Strengthening Your IAM Architecture

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Rich Nagle

AVP & Chief Information Security Officer

The Ohio State University

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Mathews Thomas

AVP, IT Risk Mgmt.

Nationwide

Remote work environments create an increasingly complex approach to IAM models that rely on multiple users and machines in hybrid and multi-cloud 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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

May 25, 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  Executive Boardroom

How Leaders Keep Employees Engaged

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Brian Klenke

Chief Information Security Officer

Bath & Body Works

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Brian Minick

Chief Information Security Officer

Fifth Third Bank

Having engaged and interested employees is a key priority for CISOs. This leads to a focused and productive workforce who are satisfied with their projects at hand. Yet, implementing an effective strategy to reach this goal is often a lot harder than perceived.

Join this session to explore effective methods of maintaining employee engagement

  • Adapting engagement strategies to hybrid working

  • Comparing CISOs philosophies for keeping employees engaged and productive

  • Discussing effective measurements of engagement and productivity



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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Results & Retention: Adaptive Portfolio Delivery

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Lloyd Norman

Vice President of Strategic Solutions

ProSymmetry

Delivering priorities at speed while retaining top talent need not be mutually exclusive, even when delivering in hybrid environments. Adaptive portfolio managers should design workforce retention into portfolio Governance guardrails. Continuously adaptive delivery by tenured talent keeps digital leaders competitive, builds an internal candidate pipeline, and a culture of workforce retention.

Join this session to learn about:

  • Blending the best practices of agile, waterfall, and ops work planning
  • Modeling proposal sequencing against the portfolio roadmap and its governance guardrails
  • Comparing workforce skillset aspirations to adaptive portfolio demand

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Minding the Gap -- Engaging Across Generations

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Michael Erickson

CISO

Baptist Health

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Jacob Lorz

Director Security - IT

Cintas

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Ryan Kean

CIO

Total Quality Logistics


Today's workforce includes employees ranging from Gen Z to Baby Boomers and creates a notable generational gap across the enterprise. As the demand of future generations continues to impact technology and workplace performance, this generates a unique opportunity for CIOs to apply agile thinking in engaging their employees.

Join this session to discuss, share and learn from your peers on:

  • Implementing a reverse mentoring model

  • Fostering an environment to reward and motivate

  • Driving skillful career conversations



2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Protecting Your Privileged Users

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JD Rogers

CISO

American Financial Group

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Michael Speas

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Western & Southern Financial Group


Privileged accounts are the holy grail for many perpetrators. And while many of these users are likely among your most sophisticated team members when it comes to security awareness, nothing can make them totally invulnerable. How do you balance providing just enough protection for these users without impacting their productivity?

During this peer discussion you will explore:

  1. Implementing zero trust and least privilege policies

  2. Moving beyond traditional PAM controls to more sophisticated ones like just-in-time privilege approaches

  3. Architecting resiliency for your PAM solutions



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:

Ray Wisdom at 1 (971) 978-5010 or ray.wisdom@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:10pm  Keynote

Stress Management Strategies for Effective Leadership

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Oluyinka Ajirotutu

Stress Management & Lifestyle Change Expert

Oluyinka Speaks

 According to the American Psychological Association (APA), there are an unprecedented number of employees struggling with stress and mental health concerns that negatively impact their work and home life. The skill of stress management is more important than ever for leaders to motivate and support their teams effectively while sustaining personal wellbeing.

Join this interactive keynote to:

  • Understand the critical role leaders play regarding stress management that can improve employee morale, retention and productivity
  • Learn key strategies to reduce stress, overcome burnout and develop resilience in the face of challenges
  • Develop a comprehensive stress management plan that will result in long-term wellbeing and enhanced quality of life


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.

We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

The Westin Cincinnati
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A block of rooms has been reserved at the The Westin Cincinnati at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 513-621-7700.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $208 USD (plus tax) is May 9, 2022.

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

Ray Wisdom

Program Manager

971.978.5010

ray.wisdom@evanta.com