CISO Charlotte Summit | September 12, 2019 | Charlotte, NC, 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 12, 2019 - CISO Charlotte Summit

7:30 am - 8:10 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:15 am - 8:25 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

8:25 am - 8:55 am

Keynote Presentation

Digital Transformation: A Journey Not a Destination

There are many forces that are driving companies to continue to transform how they do business. Technological advances such as IoT, AI, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are creating demanding expectations from customers, employees and boards. Adding to the complexity of CIOs and CISOs is the increasing threats to the security of the data that is at the heart of digital transformation. This keynote presentation will focus on the realities that this transformation will never end and it is critical to implement both the mindset and processes to treat digital transformation as a journey...not a destination.

Takeaways: 

  1. It is critical to realize that Digital Transformation will never end, but will always be unfolding 
  2. CIOs and CISOs must implement processes to ensure that not only their departments are forward thinking, but that their entire company is aware of what new technologies can bring to bear for customers and employees
 

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Presentation

Knowing is Half the Battle When it Comes to Protecting Applications and their Sensitive Data.

Application security testing tools scan your code to reveal the long lists of known vulnerabilities, but not all are remediated before the next release-even with mature secure software development practices.  Enterprises resort to using theoretical levels of criticality not actual risks-to prioritize which accumulated vulnerabilities to fix and in what order.  Many vulnerabilities often undergo an exception process and make it into protocol.

A real-time, embedded solution like Prevoty's runtime application self-protection (RASP) changes the game completely.  Prevoty places an automated security mechanism at the front of the line directly in the application's operating environment to immediately lower risk and act as a compensating control at runtime.

As such, Prevoty-enabled enterprises see 98%+ of their known vulnerabilities mitigated instantly, reducing backlogs and expediting an otherwise cumbersome release process.  Prevoty RASP detects live production attacks and generates real-time security event longs and reports.  Security teams can then correlate pre-production vulnerability scan results with Prevoty's runtime attack logs to go back, remediate based on actual risk not just hypothetical threats.  The result? Improved forensics.

 

9:35 am - 10:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

How Will We Pay for It? - Strategies and Trade-offs to Fund Digital Transformation

Digital transformation delivers a sustainable competitive edge if done right. The multi-million dollar boardroom question that CIOs are often left to address: "how are we going to pay for this?" with ongoing operations consuming 80%-90% of a typical IT budget. 

Join this interactive discussion to hear how technology leaders are adopting three specific strategies to reallocate capital & resources to digital growth. That reality requires significant rethinking of cost components and budget trade-offs, and exploring radical options across the entire IT landscape.

 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Designing a Digital Presence: Balancing Security with Effectiveness

It's not just securing a webpage anymore. Companies and consumers are embracing Social Media, BYOD, IOT, etc and utilizing these new technologies at a rapid pace. Companies are faced with securing data in a "work from anywhere" model, and consumers expect to be able to interact with your brand whenever they want, however they want. How do you balance all of these omni-channel capabilities while keeping your data and your customers secure? We will discuss the current trends as well as share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations including how to deal with the inherent security risks of expanded accessibility in an ever-evolving digital environment.

Takeaways:

  1. How to start securing your social media.
  2. What other companies are doing to allow greater access to their brand securely.
  3. Common pitfalls in embracing omni capabilities

 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Identity and the New Age of Enterprise Security

From a technology standpoint, as a society the world of business has gone through two distinct stages in the evolution of its information security focus. The first addressed network-based protection and preventive controls such as firewalls and anti-virus. The second looked at data-centric and detective controls such as encryption and intrusion/extrusion monitoring. As breaches continue to occur at a record pace, what is needed today is a new evolution, one that pushes towards individual-focused security through granular user monitoring and management as provided by solutions such as Identity and Access Management. While IAM isn't a new technology field, it is one whose time has come and CISOs need to begin investing in modern-day, lightweight, easy to implement IAM solutions now to stay ahead of the curve, and to reduce enterprise threats.

 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Rethink Security with Zero Trust

As today's attacks become more sophisticated, the pressure to protect access to enterprise systems and applications has grown considerably. Unlike the traditional security perimeter model, a Zero Trust approach dispels the notion of traditional models and moves toward a 'Never trust, Always verify' model for protecting access to data. Zero Trust recognizes that any network, device, user, or application could be compromised, and the credentials associated with them. As such, in order to better protect sensitive company resources, IT departments need to adjust their mindset and adopt a new way of thinking: that bad actors are already in their environment. Join us to hear how identity has become the hub of any Zero Trust framework, and discover several guiding principles and paradigms that help define a Zero Trust model.  

We'll examine: The current (broken) state of security and the role identity plays in cyber attacks, the massive rethink underway that redefines security to follow identity, and how Centrify is adopting a Zero Trust model approach with identity at the core, thus uniquely helping reduce risk through the power of identity services.

 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Trends in Encryption and Data Security

Data breaches are at an all-time high รข?" what are businesses doing to protect themselves? Digital transformation is driving efficiency and scale as well as making possible new business models that drive growth and profitability. Enterprises are embracing this opportunity by leveraging all that digital technology offers, with adoption at record levels. These digitally transformative technologies are shaping the way organizations do business and moving them to a data?driven world, with 94% of organizations using sensitive data in cloud, big data, IoT, container, blockchain and/or mobile environments. This rush to embrace new environments has created more attack surfaces and new risks for data that need to be offset by data security controls. The extent and impact of increased threats is most clearly shown in increased levels of data breaches and vulnerabilities.

Executive Boardroom

The CIOs Journey to the Cloud: Cloud Hero or Cloud Zero?

Which IT roadblocks are keeping you from being a Cloud Hero? Legacy infrastructure, organizational Siloes and new complexity from cloud can make the journey to digital transformation difficult and complex.  Learn the secrets to taking your infrastructure to new levels of agility, innovation and operational efficiency and make your digital transformation a reality.

 

12:15 pm - 1:25 pm

Working Lunch and Panel

CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Communicator

It is also changing the role of the CIO and CISO to be a business leader and internal sales leader for transformation. CIOs are now responsible for communicating strategies and recommendations to CxOs, boards and key stakeholders within a company. Join us, during lunch, for a passionate panel discussion with your peers as they share how they are successfully communicating internally to accomplish the company's goals.

Takeaways:

  1. CIOs must be great communicators, not only with their teams, but the rest of the organization
  2. CIOs must learn the best ways to communicate clarity and urgency with Boards and CXOs

 

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Artificial Intelligence and the Rise of Advanced Machine Learning

Often times the terms "Artificial Intelligence" and "Advanced Machine Learning" are thought of interchangeably and while there is a relationship between AI and AML, to say they are the same thing is an oversimplification and misclassification. Rather the one begets the other with AI being the basic principle upon which AML is developed. As AI begins to mature and migrate away from purely advanced mathematical operations into decision making paradigms, AML steps forward as the predictive ability of machines to process vast quantities of data for the purposes of making decisions in ways that first mimic, but ultimately surpass (in terms of speed at the very least) those of humans. As data and analytics becomes foundational to the way every business operates, AI and AML will become foundational capabilities.

 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Going Digital? The Four Pillars to Transforming your Business Inside and Out

For any organization, the cornerstone of digital transformation is the ability to change the way people work to drive customer value and time-to-market. It's not the same old game. You need to rewire and you need to do it fast. 

This presentation explores the four pillars of digital transformation and how connecting your strategy to delivery will pave the way to transformation at speed. By working smarter and getting the most out of your resources, you will be able to successfully transform your vision of innovation, growth, and enhanced customer experience into reality.

Executive Boardroom

CloudOps: Managing and Securing The Cloud

We will be discussing the challenges we are seeing in the market around the transformation of technology including DevOps, Security and Cloud and how we are seeing the business value gained by combining these areas into a single strategy. We will also discuss the success criteria of these market examples and how Datalink can assist our customers in these areas.

 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Machines Are Friends Not Foes: Using Cognitive Computing to Assess Threats

Popular movies, books and television shows typically position advanced technology as a threat to humanity and all we hold dear. Yet Cognitive Computing technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing and Augmented Reality (AR) are helping CIOs and CISOs make better decisions faster. We will discuss how Cognitive Computing can help us navigate the acceleration of activity and decisions that we are experiencing on our Digital Transformation journeys.

Takeaways:

  1. New Cognitive Computing Technologies can be unnerving and difficult to trust
  2. Used properly, Cognitive Computing Technologies such as AI, ML and AR can provide data to humans in such a way to enable us to better prioritize the decisions we must make and make those decisions more effectively

 

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

The Future Belongs to the Intelligent Enterprise

The Intelligent Enterprise is the ultimate data-driven organization. It harnesses traditionally counteractive forces - agility and governance, transparency and security, ease of use and enterprise functionality - to go beyond business intelligence and deliver transformative, actionable insights to every user, constituent, and partner. MicroStrategy has wholly embraced digital transformation and now uses its platform to manage all lines of business. In his keynote, CFO Phong Le will detail how MicroStrategy supports the Intelligent Enterprise and how the Finance and IT organizations drove a data-driven culture.

 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Blockchain and 2018 Trends

Blockchain is an exciting new technology that is slowly proving to be a radical innovation since Internet that triggered previous industrial revolutions. Blockchain technology features like disintermediation, improved transparency, and increase auditability can significantly reduce transaction costs, introduce efficiency into existing value chains, challenge revenue models, and open new markets. It's potential to disrupt existing economic and business models through productivity gains to multiple industries has been very promising. while there are merits, like any new technology, Blockchain is going through its maturity cycle and questions about its scalability, interoperability, security, transition costs, data privacy, and governance will need to be addressed before it achieves widespread adoption. 

During this session we will try to answer general question on Blockchain like do I need Blockchain based solution for my business; and discuss few use cases in Health Care, Supply Chain, Financial Services and Retail industries.


 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

CIO's Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People

While new technology and solutions can help CISOs make more, faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CISOs need to be great recruiters of talent but even more importantly growing the skills and capabilities of their team providing engaging and challenging opportunities for people. Competitive compensation is important for retaining great talent but so is a work environment where individual growth and development are front of mind and not an after thought.  

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees want an environment where they can grow their skills and feel appropriately challenged 
  2. Finding the best people, inside and outside of your company, and then providing a path to individual excellence is a key responsibility of CIOs

 

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CIOs where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the Digital Transformation projects ahead of you
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one day CIO Summit but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers

 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour