CISO Chicago Summit | March 9, 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.

 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - CISO Chicago 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

Moderated by:

Michael Alonzi, CTO, Affari Corp

 

Panelists:

Jason Spencer, Global VP IT, RR Donnelley View details

 
 

David Levine, Vice President, Corporate Information Security & Chief Security Officer, Ricoh Americas Corporation View details

 
 

John Kellerhals, Manager Information Security, CF Industries

 
 

10:10 am - 10:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Keynote Presentation

Beyond "Workplace": Thriving in a Boundless World with a Distributed Workforce

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. Today's distributed workforce demands continuity of experience, tools, and data no matter where they are or what device they're working on, and IT must also be empowered to manage and support them from anywhere. 

In this talk, you'll learn how businesses can successfully 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.

Sponsored by:

Google View details

 
 

Presented by:

Robert DeVito, Global Director, Chrome Customer & Partner Sales Engineering, Google

 
 

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

How to design an effective Data Strategy?

Having a Data Strategy is considered to be one of the foundational elements of becoming a Data-Driven organization. Yet, not many organizations are successful at building an effective Data Strategy and ensuring the strategy is realized to deliver true business value. This session talks about a successful approach in building the data strategy, aligning it with your Corporate Goals and getting the right support needed to eventually deliver for the value.

Presented by:

Phanii Pydimarri, Head of Global Data Strategy & Analytics, Bose Corporation

 
 

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Visibility and Control in the Age of the Borderless Enterprise

2020 brought sweeping changes to nearly every person, business and industry on a global scale. We experienced an up-ending in the way organizations worked - rapidly and radically transforming the state of IT. Distributed workforces revealed a hard truth: much of the status-quo in terms of tooling, platforms and processes failed when the majority of the workforce became borderless. Perhaps of greater concern is that this distracted businesses from other major changes in the industry which are going to rewrite the way we handle even the most pedestrian of tasks in day to day IT operations and security. At risk is the fundamental visibility and control of our enterprise which, in the past, has been taken for granted. 

 Industry statistics show that? 

  • The order of magnitude growth in both data producing endpoints and the velocity and volume of data being produced is woefully misunderstood 
  • Technological improvements such as ubiquitous connectivity, intelligence at the edge and AI/ML not only solve problems but exacerbate lingering challenges
  • Resistance to process change in order to adapt to new technologies continues to plague our industry 

How do you prepare for what lies ahead when you're in the midst of playing catch-up? 

 To address this transformation, organizations up-ended their traditional IT infrastructure and rapidly adopted decentralized networks, cloud-based services and widespread usage of employees' personal devices. This has consumed the time and attention of nearly everyone, to the detriment of planning for near-future tectonic changes in technology. 

During Tanium's session, Egon Rinderer, Global VP of Technology & Federal CTO at Tanium, will discuss these changes, the challenge they represent and potential solutions in a balanced and vendor agnostic manner with an eye toward actionable take-aways and fostering thoughtful follow-on discussions.

Sponsored by:

Tanium View details

 
 

Presented by:

Egon Rinderer, Global VP of Technology & Federal CTO, Tanium

 
 

11:20 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

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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

 
 

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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 Duffy, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sonatype

 
 

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Supply Chain Risk Management: Worth Your Time?

Supply Chain Risk has been prevalent in IT since before the turn of the century. Recent current events (think SunBurst exploit) and updates to the NIST Risk Management Framework are going to cause cyber professionals and organizations to start addressing this often overlooked risk in the enterprise.

Presented by:

Charles Ruehling, CISO, Cook County Government

 
 

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Cloud-First WANs

How Modern Enterprises can Benefit from Architectural Shifts in the Post Pandemic Era

Sponsored by:

Aryaka Networks, Inc. View details

 
 

Presented by:

Dave Ginsburg, VP of Product and Solutions Marketing, Aryaka Networks, Inc.

 
 

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

TBD


Presented by:

John Kellerhals, Manager Information Security, CF Industries

 
 

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Closing Remarks