CIO Boston Summit | Sept. 15, 2022 | Boston, MA, USA


Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Address

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Keynote Panel: Role of the Tech Exec from Team Lead to Business Strategist

9:10 AM - 9:45 AM

Technology executives are feeling more pressure than ever before. From breaches in the news to having a seat at the table in the boardroom, executives are being pulled in more directions than in their entire careers. So how do you manage this new landscape let alone build and nourish your staff to handle all of the issues and products that land on your plate? Our esteemed panel is joined our own @J.D. Miller for a discussion on how you can grow your role within your organization while helping shape business strategy for 2023 and beyond.

Michael Woodson

Director of Information Security & Privacy (CISO)

Sonesta Hotel

Bharath Satti

Chief Architect & Director, Research & Development

Plymouth Rock Assurance Corp

Tilak Palanisamy

Vice President, Alpha Platform Services

State Street

Scott Margolis

Chief Information Security Officer


Sponsor Keynote: Let’s Create in the new era of digital transformation

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Technology and transformation have always gone hand-in-hand, but the pace of transformational change accelerated over the last 2 years in every organization. IBM Americas CMO Chris Bontempo will get our creative juices flowing as he shares stories and best practices sourced from thousands of IBM digital transformation engagements with the “new creators” - the change agents and forward thinkers in every organization - including yours. He’ll cover a wide-range of areas, from cybersecurity to AI and data-driven transformations, how to use hyper-automation to make your business supersonic, and give you the tools to get creative to solve your organization’s biggest challenges. Welcome to today's IBM.

Chris Bontempo




10:15 AM - 10:20 AM

Fireside Chat: What is the biggest cyber risk to your business model? Let’s talk.

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM
There are many risks to our businesses – hacking, disgruntled employees, human error (misconfigurations, mistakes) and phishing. We spend lots of money to protect our business, detect improprieties, and respond. Let’s talk about what we really feel about the biggest risk, where it is coming from, and how to protect against it.

Bobbi Bookstaver

Director Information Security

Shawmut Design & Construction

Executive Boardroom: Future Proofing your Identity Strategy and Delivery

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM

The need to communicate, collaborate and do business on a global level has created a proliferation of cloud based applications and services. Email. Web-based apps. Cloud Storage. Messaging platforms. CRM. Digital Apps and Services. Organizations continue to add new cloud channels to support their business needs. But with new channels come new security blind spots that must be addressed. 

In this session we'll discuss:

  • The (yet) unsolved challenges of email security, the main channel of targeted attacks 
  • The rising threat of cloud collaboration and the growing risk of content
  • Borne attacks Digitization and remote working have forged a new frontier, positioning the web browser at the front line of cyber attacks
  • Cyber attack trends in the collaboration channel ecosystem

...And we will walk three use cases, their challenges and their deployments. 

Sean Harris

VP of Field Operations


Think Tank: Reducing Technical Debt & Returns on Investment (ROI)

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

Join Scott Margolis for an enlightening session on Reducing Technical Debt & Returns on Investment (ROI).

Scott Margolis

Chief Information Security Officer


Think Tank: Committing to the Cloud/Cloud Transformation/Cloud Acceleration

11:50 AM - 12:15 PM

Digital transformation is how companies modernize the applications across their businesses to drive change. The most significant benefit is the increased efficiency, providing technical agility and creating value for customers. In this session, I will discuss how the cloud helps in digital transformation and cover strategy with the following details:

· What are the top CIO challenges

· Why Cloud transformation is important & the benefits of Cloud

· Cloud Transformation journey – initial challenges

· Best Practices for core IT

· Reference Architecture Strategy

· Cloud Security and Strategy

· Infrastructure standardization

· Cloud migration strategy and roadmap

· Cloud Governance

· Business value and ROI

Bharath Satti

Chief Architect & Director, Research & Development

Plymouth Rock Assurance Corp

Sponsor Keynote: Google

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM

Join the Security Revolution

Work has changed forever.  And it’s changed for the better.


Anytime/anywhere productivity isn’t just possible, it’s popular and growing thanks to shifting social norms and cloud-first business strategies. As a result, a better and healthier flexible work schedule finally feels attainable. 


The catch is, these ways of working come with more vulnerabilities, risks, and bad actors than ever before. And in many organizations, security hasn’t yet caught up to the aggressively-paced change in working styles. Going back isn’t an option, so we must come together to move security forward. 


In this presentation, learn how Chrome Enterprise is evolving to provide new levels of proactive protection that compliment today’s need for flexibility. It’s a look at where security is heading, and where every business should be.

Mike Daoust

Managing Director GTM, Chrome Enterprise


Networking Lunch

12:50 PM - 1:35 PM

Innovation: How CISOs adapt to the new AppSec threat landscape

1:40 PM - 1:50 PM
The scope of responsibilities and types of AppSec risks have grown immensely over the past few years CISOs are required to find effective ways to embed and orchestrate these solutions fast enough to keep up with the pace of engineering & DevOps The need to secure CI/CD, Pipeline, Supply-Chain is a crucial requirement to build a successful Application Security Program. Join me to review some of the new trends of application and cloud security in today's modern engineering echosystem

Snir Ben Shimol


Cider Security

Innovation: Effortless, Integrated, Everywhere - with conversational AI

1:55 PM - 2:05 PM

Employee experience is the number one challenge for businesses today: half of employees are actively looking for their next job. To keep your top talent, you need to eliminate distractions from their digital experience, no matter where they’re working. That’s why industry leaders are now using AI to support their employees — at a scale not possible for people alone.   


Join this session to learn how AI:

- Saved Palo Alto Networks 180,000 hours of productivity for its flexible workforce

- Reduced $ 1 million in IT service cost per year at Seagen 

- Enabled Hearst to bring together 360 subsidiaries with a single hub for support

Jim Trahon

Account Executive


Fireside Chat: A Transition Journey: Pivoting Within Departments

2:10 PM - 2:35 PM
Changing jobs can be tough. Changing roles within an organization can be even more of an challenge than you may think. CDM Media's J.D. Miller is joined by Jodi Enggasser, C&W Services for a fireside chat around the challenges of changing your role, the impact of a good mentor, getting out of your comfort zone and much more.

Jodi Enggasser

Head of Technology

C&W Services

Thought Leadership: De-risking the Business for Digital Resiliency

2:40 PM - 3:05 PM

Extending risk based detections far beyond traditional security monitoring is a must in today complex IT/Security landscape.  Come hear about another approach to alerting which can be leveraged not just in cyber, but in fraud, insider threat programs and devSecOps.  Securing the build process is key to ensuring the supply chain of new code is safe and sound.

Eric Motz

Director of Security Engineering


Panel: Diversity & Inclusion Creating a Positive Culture of Belonging

3:10 PM - 3:45 PM

Organizational infrastructures and innovation in diversity have been impacted by the pandemic. From diversity targets to AI impacting hiring practices, organizations are looking to build a better workforce for the future when it comes to DE&I. CDM Media’s own J.D. Miller is joined by Michael Woodson - Sonesta Hotel, Jodi Enggasser - C&W Services, Kirsten Kilburn – BAYADA Home Healthcare, and Scott Margolis – MBTA to talk about where we are when it comes to diversity in the workplace in 2022 and how this journey must shift going forward.

Michael Woodson

Director of Information Security & Privacy (CISO)

Sonesta Hotel

Kirsten Kilburn

Associate Director

BAYADA Home Healthcare

Scott Margolis

Chief Information Security Officer


Jodi Enggasser

Head of Technology

C&W Services

Security Blind Spots in the Era of Cloud Communication & Collaboration: Are You Protected?

3:50 PM - 4:15 PM
Security Blind Spots in the Era of Cloud Communication & Collaboration: Are You Protected?

Zack St. George

Director of Sales

Perception Point

Think Tank: Establishing an attractive, trust-based working environment in a remote/virtual world

4:20 PM - 4:45 PM

We will be discussing the current trends in culture, trust, and team dynamics as companies have shifted to a more permanent, virtual working environment.

Key topics will include:

  • Attracting/retaining high-level talent and tactics that have been successful (or not!)   
  • Culture shifts from pre-C19 to the more virtual and remote environment that most companies are moving forward with       
  • Implications and difficulties of that shift in your organization (panelists)   
  • How to build (or reinforce) trust in your department/vertical as well as at the organizational level   
  • How to become a trusted partner vs. the "police" of the organization

Greg Wehn

Associate Director, IT Audit and Risk Management

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Closing Remarks

4:45 PM - 4:55 PM

Summit Happy Hour

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM