CIO Chicago Summit | Sept. 9, 2021 | Renaissance Chicago Downtown - Chicago, IL, USA

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - CIO Chicago Summit

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome Address

 

9:15 am - 9:55 am

Keynote Panel

2022 Focus: CIOs and CISOs as Transformation Leaders

Successful IT and security leaders in the new world focus on the people, but why didn't they always? Leaders have to become the trusted advisor to the wider executive. It's important for IT and security executives to be associated with transformation and collaboration as much as they are with the tin, the wires and the power point projector. 

 In this session we'll look at: 

  • IT and security executives place on the board
  •  How to build the team as a transformation team
  • Leadership should be fluent in new technology leaders, why? 
  • What do you need to lead a digital transformation team

Presented by:

Waqas Akkawi, CISO, SIRVA View details

 
 

Ann Madea, Tech Advisory Board Member and Former CIO, HSBC View details

 
 

Chase Cunningham, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Ericom Software View details

 
 

John Kindervag, Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy, On2IT

 
 

10:00 am - 10:25 am

Thought Leadership

Defending Your Business Against Third-Party Cyber Attacks

Recent cyberattacks like SolarWinds highlight the widespread impact of supply chain vulnerabilities. After NotPetya severely disrupted operations for multinational corporations such as Maersk, FedEx, and Merck, the continued rise in security breaches (including SolarWinds) among third-party software vendors keeps CISOs up at night. Today, more suppliers and service providers have access to your information systems and data than ever before, increasing the attack surface exponentially. Business leaders are grappling with an increasingly tangled and volatile risk scenario, exacerbated by blurred lines of accountability in the supply chain, sophisticated nation-state adversaries, and shortfalls in cybersecurity skills. 

In this session, Semperis CISO Jim Doggett will lead a discussion on practical tips to mitigate the risk of malicious actors infiltrating your network through an outside vendor with access to sensitive systems and data.

Sponsored by:

Semperis View details

 
 

Presented by:

Jim Doggett, CISO, Semperis

 
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Networking Session

AM Break
 

10:40 am - 11:05 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Win the Cyberwar with Zero Trust

Zero Trust is revolutionizing network security architecture: it is data-centric and designed to stop data breaches. Zero Trust also adds a layer of agility to modern networks that is impossible to do in traditional network designs. These 21st century networks have been adopted by government entities and large enterprises around the world. In this session, John will discuss the concept of ZeroTrust and explain why Zero Trust is the world's only true cybersecurity strategy. He will show a Zero Trust Strategy will achieve tactical and operational goals. This session will demonstrate how Zero Trust will not only transform network security but function as a business enabler, by focusing on the businesses grand strategic objectives.

Presented by:

John Kindervag, Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy, On2IT

 
 

11:10 am - 11:35 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Going Multicloud: Take an Identity-First Approach to Securing AWS and Azure

Midsize and large organizations are rapidly moving to the cloud, while the majority are planning to adopt a multi and/or hybrid cloud strategy this year. With 75% of cloud security breaches expected to result from inadequate management of identities, access, and privileges by 2023 [Gartner], how do you protect your multi cloud infrastructure? The process can be daunting. To put things into perspective, today, there are 258 services and 9,286 total permissions - for AWS alone. The challenge is compounded by different approaches to managing permissions and privileges from one public cloud to the next.

Join Ermetic's Or Priel, VP Product Management, for insight into how AWS and Azure handle identities, permissions and resources and how to manage identities and privileges risk in both environments. We will cover: 

  • Azure's RBAC vs AWS's IAM roles and policies
  • Strategies for enforcing least privilege
  • Governing access and protecting sensitive resources
  • Using automation and analytics to mitigate risks across clouds

Sponsored by:

Ermetic View details

 
 

Presented by:

Or Priel, VP Product Management, Ermetic

 
 

11:40 am - 12:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

Leading Security in 2022 and Beyond

After surviving WFH and hybrid working situations, security leaders have their sights set on 2022. With that in mind, it is alarming that 66% of security leaders feel their organization is unprepared to cope with a targeted cyber-attack. As we look to the future, how should leaders instill confidence among customers, internal stakeholders, and their markets? Are we sliding backwards in terms of our preparedness for an attack? Are expectations on security departments to high? 

John Kellerhals, CF Industries, joins J.D. Miller for a fireside discussion around why user awareness today isn't leading to behavioral change and more.

Presented by:

John Kellerhals, Manager Information Security, CF Industries

 
 

12:10 pm - 12:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

2021: Dealing with reality, hype, and truth in cyber security

Even without the current forces of change, the world would be adopting zero-trust principles, but why is this happening? Learn from Dr. Chase Cunningham, what the issues really are and how an organization should deal with the truths that are so evident in cyber security. Chase will talk about how the U.S.DoD, healthcare, major banks and many more are deep into a long-term transformation, and how they're approaching the architecture, policy, and realities in this space. In this talk you'll also receive two simple questions to ask a zero-trust vendor who claims to address these fundamental issues and to find out whether they offer legitimate technology, or whether they, too, deserve Zero Trust.

Presented by:

Chase Cunningham, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Ericom Software View details

 
 
 

12:40 pm - 1:35 pm

Networking Lunch

 

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Innovation Showcase

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Sponsored by:

 
 

2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Modern Age of Malware

Malware creeps into every organization like water. No matter how much you try to stop it or divert it, you still end up wet. Malware has become a big business for cybercriminals, and we have seen many organizations brought to a standstill in 2021. Botnets, Spambots, Phishbots, APT groups, Wipers, and Ransomware are at an epidemic level this year. We look at what works to protect your organization, the best point to detect Malware, and how to respond and recover from malware infections. 

What we will cover: 

  • Top Malware for 2021 
  • What tools can be optimized to help you protect your organization from Malware?
  •  How to understand the different stages of a malware infection in your organization. 
  • How to best defend your organization from Malware's common infection paths.
  •  How work from home has created the perfect storm for malware operations.

Presented by:

Richard Rushing, CISO, Lenovo - Motorola Solutions View details

 
 
 

2:35 pm - 3:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Passwordless Authentication: A Reality??

Unicorns. Atlantis. Passwordless Authentication. All fantasies right? Eliminating user-selected passwords has been at the heart of identity and access management for nearly a decade. The good news is that it's a reality, but one that needs some careful organization alignment - between your identity teams, security, UX, business owners - to achieve. 

 In this session, you'll: 

  • Familiarize yourself with 'passwordless','usernameless', 'WebAuthn', 'FIDO2' and more
  • Discover how a Zero Trust architecture fits into this.
  • Learn beyond the tech talk, what are leading organizations doing to align their IT strategically to be able to take advantage of 'passwordless'
  • How do you balance the user-centric issues of enrollment, privacy, self-service and usability?

Join ForgeRock's Jeff Carpenter, CISSP, CCSP, in this informative and reality-based discussion of what it will finally take to leave passwords in the dust.

Sponsored by:

ForgeRock View details

 
 

Presented by:

Jeff Carpenter, Director of Product Marketing, ForgeRock

 
 

3:05 pm - 3:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

The Next Digital Transformation: Post Covid

EVERYTHING everyone at your event does is for "people". Either we're doing it for our employees or we're doing it to provide goods and services that our customers buy (ultimately all customers are people). If we are public companies, we deliver for our shareholders (which are ultimately people). If we are governments, we deliver for our citizens etc. 

In other words, its all about the "people" 

"People" exist and live in the physical world. That means every one of you, no matter what you do or how you live? you are in "my" world (JLL is one of the largest real estate providers in the world). There's not anything you do, think, want, etc that I can't tie back to something in the physical world (unless you live completely off-grid, in a cave) 

So with COVID turning the world upside down, everyone is focused on "return to workplace". How to we insure it is healthy and safe. How do we provide flexibility. How do we create collaboration spaces. Even for companies that say they will be 100% remote, their employees still exist in the physical world and aren't in caves. Even those companies that say they will no longer have an office are still dependent on physical spaces (all internet traffic and data goes through a physical data center somewhere? which is a building? which we either built or are managing) 


So with that as a backdrop, what are we seeing that will impact EVERY entity and every person? Where are we seeing areas where the CIO, who has historically not been involved in real estate decisions, now needs to have input / should be part of the team?

Presented by:

Edward Wagoner, Executive Director & Chief Information Officer (Digital), JLL

 
 

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

How Ransomware Recovery Impacts Organizational Operations

As ransomware attacks rapidly rise in frequency, eye-popping ransom demands grab headlines, and consumers experience product shortages and difficulty accessing services as the organizations they do business with are knocked offline. However, little is reported about the impact of a ransomware attack inside an organization. To find out, Keeper Security surveyed 2,000 employees across the U.S. whose employers had suffered a ransomware attack in the previous 12 months. 

We determined the most common root causes of ransomware attacks, how attacks impact organizations' daily operations and reputations, and what organizations can do to prevent falling victim. 

Key takeaways: 

  • Identify the most common causes of ransomware attacks. 
  • Understand what's involved in recovering from a ransomware incident and how the process impacts an organization's internal operations.
  • Explain the relationship between stolen or compromised user credentials and ransomware attacks.
  • Identify proactive security measures for preventing ransomware attacks.

Sponsored by:

Keeper Security View details

 
 

Presented by:

Darren Guccione, CEO & Co-Founder, Keeper Security

 
 

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Building and Managing Advanced Analytics & AI Teams

Organizations need to design, hire and manage their analytical teams. All organizations want their analytics teams and function to not only exist but to perform in a highly effective manner. Analytics teams are not like development teams or typical project teams. We will discuss what makes them different and how to hire and manage for high performance and operational impact. 

In this session we'll be discussing best practices relating to investing in, hiring and managing your analytics team, including the following topics:

  • We will discuss how to build an analytics teams using the Artisanal or Modular model. 
  • Analytics team evolve and grow into Hybrid organizations. We will discuss how to manage this evolution. 
  • High performance analytics teams are unique. We will discuss how to best manage them. 
  • We will define how to build robust analytics processes that drive results in the real world 
  • We will examine how best to move from robust analytical processes to integrating analytical models and processes into operational production processes

Presented by:

John Thompson, Global Head of AI & Artificial Intelligence, CSL Behring LLC

 
 

4:30 pm - 4:40 pm

Closing Remarks

 

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Summit Happy Hour