CIO Boston Summit | Dec. 8, 2020 - EST | 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.

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - CIO Boston Summit

9:10 am - 9:20 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:20 am - 9:50 am

Keynote Panel

Data Driver: Harnessing the Power of Data and Analytics to Drive the Business

The future of work came early. The rapid evolution of the workstation from cubicle to open floor plan - and now to remote work - has changed everything about how workforces communicate, collaborate, and stay productive. Join us for this session where you'll learn how to cultivate a distributed workforce by introducing productive and secure work environments, access to tools that inspire connection and collaboration, and the ability for IT to centrally and remotely manage devices.

Moderated by:

Neil Kurtz, Managing Director/Senior Advisor, Guggenheim Partners

 

Panelists:

Ewa Kleczyk, Vice President, Client Analytics and Delivery, Symphony Healthcare Inc

 

Poonam Soans, Chief Data Officer & Director of Application Development, State of New Jersey

 

Robert Buckingham, Senior Director of Information Systems, Presbyterian SeniorCare

 
 

9:50 am - 10:20 am

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Keynote Presentation

Open Security - from patchwork to platform

As organizations adopt new technologies and utilize the cloud for business innovation and growth, security teams are challenged with ensuring that those initiatives and missions are successful. They are faced with creating an effective security program from a fragmented patchwork of solutions and data sources that do not easily interoperate without a great deal of custom development and integration.To help address this industry wide problem, IBM joined forces with 25 other cybersecurity vendors - including McAfee and Crowdstrike - to form the Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) to promote open and interoperable cybersecurity. OCA members subscribe to the mantra of "Integrate Once, Reuse Everywhere" to enable security teams to focus on solving security issues rather than getting tools to work together. Join IBM Security's Chris Bontempo, VP of Marketing for Cloud & Cognitive Solutions, to hear how the OCA members are working together and contributing foundational technologies under the open-source Apache 2.0 license to enable security solutions to communicate with each other over a standard fabric during the entire threat management life cycle.

Sponsored by:

IBM View details

 
 

Presented by:

Chris Bontempo, VP Marketing, Cloud & Cognitive, IBM Americas, IBM

 
 

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Innovation Showcase

Sponsored by:

Singtel View details

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership


Sponsored by:

RSA View details

 
 

Presented by:

Ben Smith, Field Chief Technology Officer (Field CTO - US), RSA View details

 
 

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Thought Leadership

You Need to Know Who Is Accessing Your Data, But Do You Really?

Knowing who is accessing what data is at the heart of security. Today, users and attackers get to your data through a mesh of web applications, APIs, and microservices. Unfortunately, your database logs only report the querying source as an authorized intermediary application without the originating requestor's information. This blind spot causes glaring gaps during audits, slows incident response, and impede breach detection. 

Learn how to apply new ways of continuously linking originating users' information to every database access with cohesive interworking between edge WAF, server RASP, and Data Activity Monitoring tools.

Sponsored by:

Imperva View details

 
 

Presented by:

Jose Gomez, Sales Engineering Manager, Imperva

 
 

10:50 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

How Self-Compliant Endpoints Can Automate Security

As more separate tools are introduced into the enterprise to manage the pre and post Covid enterprise, IT folks are often overwhelmed with trying to keep endpoints patched, secure and complaint. Often the sheer number of tools used for separate devices and operating systems makes this an infinite task that is never really complete until the following patch cycle. In this session we will explore those challenges and how they can be remediated. 

Consideration: If you were asked to continuously patch all of your endpoints across your enterprise, how many tools would you need and how would you handle those endpoints that are off the corporate network? These issues can be handled smoothly with:

  • The right tools
  • The right processes
  • An automated, self-healing and self-complaint endpoint environment 

Join this webinar to learn how to quickly shift endpoints to remote workers, speed processes, and an automated, self-healing endpoint environment.

Sponsored by:

HCL BigFix View details

 
 

Presented by:

Carolyn Alex, Director - NorthEast, HCL BigFix, HCL BigFix

 

Executive Boardroom

Driving Digital Maturity in your Organization

With all businesses going digital, the ability to deliver always-on customer experiences is paramount to success. Issues that lead to downtime or outages are inevitable - but while you can't know when something's going to break, having the processes in place to respond and resolve issues swiftly in real time is what sets digitally mature companies apart from their laggard competition. PagerDuty has taken the learnings from working with our customers over the past ten years and conducted research to create a Digital Operations Maturity Model to better understand how organizations can orchestrate shifting from a firefighting, reactive state to becoming more proactive and automated. 


Sponsored by:

Ivanti View details

 
 

Presented by:

Rex McMillan, , Ivanti

 
 

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Why an integrated security environment is no longer a choice

Threats have changed over the years and so have the targets. It's not just your perimeter that is at risk, it's your customers, your supply chain, your staff, and your business reputation that could be easily tarnished with just one breach. In this session, we'll cover how and why you should look at an integrated approach to IT security, with an ecosystem of vendors that work together for the greater good of you the customer. One solution will not solve all threats, a layered approach is better but deep integration with threat data sharing at speed is a modern necessity.

Sponsored by:

Mimecast View details

 
 

Presented by:

Jules Martin, Vice President of Business Development, Mimecast

 

Edwin Moreno, Principal Sales Engineer, CISSP, Mimecast

 
 

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Lunchtime Panel

Steering Cultural Change

An IT executive's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years. Most leaders supervise teams and units beyond their IT department. Due to these changes in responsibilities, their success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, these roles have become both more attractive and more demanding.  

Takeaways: 

  • What are the significant changes regarding the role of the IT Executive 
  • How to keep up with the changing requirements 
  • How to properly measure an IT executive's success

Panelists:

Theresa Graziosi, CAO, State Street

 

Ramesh Natarajan, Global Manager, Business Analytics & Data Science, Johnson & Johnson

 
 

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Hacking Exposed

Brian Robison has over 20 years of cybersecurity experience. As Chief Evangelist at BlackBerry, he is focused on educating and inspiring the world. During this Hacking Exposed session, Brian will reveal the tools and techniques of real-world threat actors and explain why preventing cybersecurity threats is actually possible and a much better approach than detecting and responding after the attack.

Sponsored by:

BlackBerry View details

 
 

Presented by:

Brian Robison, Chief Evangelist, BlackBerry

 

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Thought Leadership

Zero Trust in the Real World: A Practical First Step

Zero Trust is a security strategy and framework based on the concept that you must never trust, always verify. Learn practical ways to implement Zero Trust with confidence. Align to Forrester's framework for Zero Trust and minimize your attack surface, improve visibility, reduce complexity and cost, and strengthen your overall security to protect your business from data loss and cyber breaches.

Sponsored by:

Illumio, Inc. View details

 
 

Presented by:

Sam Rastogi, Product Marketing Director, Illumio, Inc.

 
 

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

The New Age of Digital Transformation - Network and Security Considerations

Network architectures are changing at a very rapid speed, adding management complexity and new blind spots into network security. COVID-19 has increased the speed and dynamics of digital transformation, requiring organizations to become more agile and flexible. Many organizations are trying to transform their digital infrastructure while managing decreased IT and security budgets, challenges sourcing talent, and the pressure that coincides with increased security risks targeting remote workers and data. Among the confusion, many organizations overlook their digital foundation รข?" name and IP addressing and associated security services. In this session, Infoblox will share how a modern, hybrid SaaS digital foundation can help efficiently and cost effectively meet the challenges of rapidly changing digital transformation requirements, especially in the age of a pandemic.

Sponsored by:

Infoblox View details

 
 

Presented by:

Firas Daoud, Security and Cloud Network Automation Specialist, Infoblox

 

Thought Leadership

The Elephant in the Room, Data Breaches

In 2019, data breaches endured yet again as the largest security threat noted by organizations and IT security professionals alike. If data remains as a high valued commodity, ensuring data privacy and securing personal data will continue to be at the top of the list of an organization's concerns. The increases in privacy legislation, such as GDPR and CCPA, and the understanding of the ramifications stemming from a breach have allowed these concerns to remain heavily in the spotlight. Web application flaws have been identified as the top cause of data breaches. As such, establishing and maintaining web application security has developed into a high priority for all organizations.  

Takeaways: 

  • Data breaches are the biggest security concern 
  • Data continues to be a high value asset but the need to protect it is even higher 
  • New laws like GDPR and CCPA enforce consequences for failing to secure data

Sponsored by:

Silver Peak Systems View details

 
 
 

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Unlocking Modernization with your Content Strategy

There is tangible electricity in the air when we talk with organizations about their need and desire to modernize.  The competing forces of tightening regulations, the promise of the Cloud and the need to improve customer satisfaction has organizations scrambling to find their best path forward.

Recent industry studies have agreed that the success of achieving true modernization is directly linked to transforming the access and automation of documents and unstructured content to customers, partners and employees across your enterprise. Join this session where industry experts and your peers will give insights into significant Content modernization trends and highlight a number of use cases and projects.

Sponsored by:

ASG Technologies Group, Inc. View details

 
 

Presented by:

Greg Wilson, Director, Content Services, ASG Technologies Group, Inc. View details

 
 
 

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Panel

Zero Trust And Data Security: Artificial Intelligence Meets Denise In Accounting

Zero trust data security aspirations are tough to achieve when security policy makers are everyday employees. When they overshare files, users like Denise in Accounting can put business critical data in jeopardy. Zero trust security for unstructured data is essential - and very hard to accomplish. 

Spotting risk with rules, regular expressions or end-user classification doesn't work. Those approaches are complex, hard to manage and unreliable. Fortunately, emerging solutions based on artificial intelligence can help.  

New deep learning solutions can identify business-critical data and crowd source correct security policies. Effective, actionable security for unstructured data that doesn't burden IT staff - or depend on Denise to make the right decision - is within reach.  


Join us to learn: 

  • How can artificial intelligence and deep learning autonomously discover and categorize the millions of files your end users create and manage every day? 
  • What is Risk Distance TM analysis, and how does it work to crowd-source security policies? 
  • Who's using these techniques today and what are their use cases?

Panelists:

Brian Shield, CIO VP IT, Boston Red Sox View details

 
 

Brian Mork, CISO, Westinghouse Electric Company View details

 
 
 

1:20 pm - 1:30 pm

Closing Remarks