CISO Midwest Summit | May 20, 2021 | Virtual Summit - Real-time Online Conversations

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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, May 20, 2021 - CISO Midwest Summit

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:30 am - 10:10 am

Keynote Panel

People, Process, & Platforms... Tech Must Change Before it is Too Late!

Many technologists have had their departments shift from being cost centers to revenue generators for their organizations. That isn't the only shift that is coming for tech executives. Margins are reduced and expectations are high. Innovation has to move faster. Leadership has to evolve. Risk has a whole new meaning in 2021. Business continuity is just one of many complex business challenges creating unanticipated market turbulence. Join us to gain insight into how tech leaders are turning complexity and chaos into real strategy execution initiatives. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Smarter Spending 
  • Customer and Employee Experience 
  • Leadership and Business Transformation

Panelists:

Bruce Lee, Chief Technology Officer, Centene Corporation

 

Arun DeSouza, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Nexteer Automotive Corporation

 

Jonathan Shoemaker, Senior VP & Chief Information Officer, Allina Health

 
 

10:10 am - 10:40 am

Keynote Presentation

Advancing Innovation in Uncertain Times

While Covid-19 has imposed a new normal on security work practices, the tech world is attempting business as usual, with practitioners trying to harness the latest advances to protect their organizations and find new ways to drive business innovation. Like everything, security, technology, and tactics to manage have evolved over the last decade. How are organizations successfully managing their multi-cloud environments in the face of change? 

Key Takeaways:

  • How are organizations successfully harnessing creativity in the face of change?
  • Explore the ways CISOs and technology executives are reimagining and identifying new opportunities in parallel and new markets 
  • Learn how your organization can use similar tactics to identify market trends and generate new revenue streams

 

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

What exactly is cognitive AI, and is it right for my business?

Key Takeaways: 

  • Cognitive computing vs. AI â?" What's the difference? 
  • How is cognitive AI technology currently being used in business? 
  • An overview of how businesses can evaluate a cognitive AI is the right solution.

Presented by:

Victoria Wayne, CIO/Director Application & Compliance Systems, The Consortium

 
 

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Ransomware Becomes Deadly

The miniaturization of electronic gadgets, the IoT (Internet of Things) and the economization of tech production has enabled consumers to a wealth of information. That also means that bad actors also have new and ever increasing access to that data as well. This session dives into how ransomware will impact each of our organizations this year and how it has gone from being an expensive annoyance to something that can be deadly depending on your industry. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to better defend against ransomware 
  • How to mitigate damage once targeted and quickly implement defense strategies
  • Explore how cloud storage can provide data protection with more flexible recovery options

Sponsored by:

Blue Yonder

 
 

11:20 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

Business strategy and Leadership

Now more than ever, digital business requires that leaders shape technology to serve opportunity and respond to adversity. Business continuity is one of many complex business challenges creating unanticipated market turbulence. During these times of rapidly evolving risks and opportunities, CIOs must embrace new approaches to leadership and strategic decision making. Join Jason Spencer and J.D, Miller for a 20 minute fireside chat to discuss how CIOs and IT executives will provide digital business strategic planning tools and techniques to turn complexity and chaos into real strategy execution initiatives.

  • Smarter Spending
  • Customer and Employee Experience
  • Leadership and Business Transformation
  • Culture and The Future of Work
  • Privacy and Ethics in a Disrupted Society

Presented by:

Jason Spencer, Global VP IT, RR Donnelley View details

 
 
 

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Why old-school CISO principles still rule - how do you protect what's outside the firewall?

This session discusses the challenges and draws upon information rights management, also known as enterprise rights management. This typically uses encryption, rights policies, full auditing, and other security tools to protect sensitive information. Information rights management tools protect "who, what and when" policies for documents

Key Takeaways:

  • Evaluate the possible 'band aids' that were implemented in the rush of Covid-19 and looking at the requirements and enablement of taking business to a true cloud-based platform 
  • How IT teams can ensure their support and communications are secure - everywhere 
  • Strategies to address gaps in firewall resilience plans

Sponsored by:

Semperis View details

 
 
 

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

How the world of work has change forever - The future of workplace

With the pandemic, most companies rushed to figure out how to support remote workforce as we adopted a 100% remote posture in reaction to the pandemic. We adopted a 100% Video Conferencing, implemented remote onboarding, and struggled to find new ways of collaborating to name just a few. 

Now with the promise of vaccines rolling out and the ability to return back to the office near, we face a new set of challenges including how do we return to the office safely, meet the demands of our employees for flexibility in how they work going forward, and enable collaboration in a hybrid world when your staff is a mix of both remote and in person. 

This will be an interactive session where we will cover some of the technical and cultural challenges related to returning to the office and different ways companies are taking to overcome them 

Takeaways: 

  • Making employees productive was ?easy? to solve challenges when your 100% on site or 100% remote, but how do you do so when you are in a hybrid model. 
  • Review of the various challenges of returning to the office in a hybrid model â?" Physical, Collaboration, and Cultural

Presented by:

Jim Ostergaard, Vice President, Infrastructure & Operations, Target

 
 

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Rise of Next-Gen Software Supply Chain Attacks

Legacy software supply chain "exploits", such as Struts incident at Equifax, prey on publicly disclosed open source vulnerabilities that are left unpatched in the wild. Conversely, next-generation software supply chain "attacks" are far more sinister because bad actors are no longer waiting for public vulnerability disclosures. Instead, they are actively injecting malicious code into open source projects that feed the global supply chain. 

Join this fireside chat with Ax Sharma, Senior Security Researcher, Sonatype and Michelle Dufty, Senior Vice President, Marketing Sonatype to: 

1) Understand software supply chain attacks and their impact on the open-source ecosystem 

2) Deep dive into prominent real-world examples of dependency confusion, typosquatting and brandjacking malware 

3) Learn how your organization can proactively protect itself against software supply chain attacks

Sponsored by:

Sonatype View details

 
 

Presented by:

Ax Sharma, Senior Security Researcher, Sonatype

 

Michelle Dufty, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sonatype

 
 

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

A Myriad of Apps... But Just As Many Threats: How to Secure Code at the Enterprise Level

In this session we will be examining the ever-growing application threat landscape. This increase of threats has put a stress and strain on already thinned tech departments. With that in mind, what are some tips and tricks to stay ahead of the bad actors while securing your enterprise at scale? 

Key Takeaways:

  • Build a culture of application security - from the top down, commit to a high priority communication strategy priority 
  • Ensure that employees have effective training on the importance of app security 
  • Explore the best way to conduct comprehensive testing

Think Tank

Powering your digital transformation behind RPA and Hyperautomation

Hyperautomation is a key strategic component of the digitally enabled organizations and the top trend in emerging technologies. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the core technology that enables the Hyperautomation. RPA software robots automate manual, repetitive and mundane human tasks and brings processing speed, cost savings and quality. RPA technology can be extended by artificial intelligence and analytics capabilities to offer smarter and more advanced intelligent automation solutions.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Learn about the basic principles of RPA
  • Understand how using RPA with business focused approach can benefit your security program
  • Appreciate how we have benefitted by implementing a solution based RPA - identifying and acting on emerging customer and market trends to generate new revenue streams

 

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Closing Remarks