CISO Atlanta Summit | October 3, 2017 | The Westin Peachtree Plaza - Atlanta, GA, 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.

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - CISO Atlanta Summit

7:00 am - 7:55 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

8:10 am - 8:40 am

Keynote Presentation

The Future of the CIO in the Coming Digital Economy

As more businesses undergo a digital transformation, and as those digital transformations become more ingrained into organizational culture, Digital becomes not something unique and different from the business, but a core component of every aspect of the business. As this shift occurs, IT itself faces the very real possibility of no longer being something unique from the business, but instead a component of every aspect of the business. In this world, what role then exists for the CIO? Two clear paths are presenting themselves " one leads to a focus on infrastructure and integration, to keeping the lights on for the digital innovators, while the other leads to information and innovation itself. Knowing what path to choose, how to choose it, and how to see it through will be one of the greatest challenges CIOs of this era will face.

Takeaways:

  • Change is, if not already here, certainly coming and CIOs that don't prepare for the change may not like the results when it arrives
  • Digital transformation is all about connecting enterprise system to information technology to drive productivity and performance improvements
  • Be prepared to tackle the tasks that no-one wants to do, but everyone needs done; establish relevance to cultivate importance

Presented by:

Dave Hudson, Chief Information Officer, Veritiv View details

 
 
 

8:45 am - 9:15 am

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Keynote Presentation

Malware Management - Past, Present and Future

Malware dates back to the earliest days of connected computing. To date, our approach to dealing with malware has remained relatively static. Currently we rely on being able to determine patterns within unpacked, decrypted files. This provides a single pattern-based signature to defend against a wide range of malware attacks, but is insufficient due to several management aspects. Artificial intelligence is the next step, but how can we leverage it to meet malware management needs? 

In this session you will learn:  

  • The history of AI
  • How a deep learning system functions 
  • How this type of system is being used to combat the ever-increasing onslaught of malware

Sponsored by:

Fortinet View details

 
 
 

9:20 am - 9:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Secure, Simplify and Transform to a Cloud-Enabled Enterprise

Progressive companies are leveraging cloud, a powerful business enabler, to transform their business and make it more competitive. But cloud and mobility significantly impacts the current IT infrastructure - security, network traffic flow, applications, user experience and cost. As CIOs and CISOs embrace this transformation, they look for opportunities to exchange ideas with their peers who have gone through this journey. At this session, Zscaler, will share experience of leading the massive network, security and datacenter application transformation that he managed across all business units of GE. 

Example topics will include: 

  • How to transform your hub & spoke network into a cloud-enabled network  
  • How to transform datacenter applications to a SaaS, AWS and Azure environment  
  • New security paradigm for the new world of cloud 
  • Changing role of IT execs 
  • Lessons learned

Sponsored by:

Zscaler View details

 
 
 

9:50 am - 10:15 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

What Yesterday's PKI Can Teach Us About Tomorrow's Internet of Things

Connected devices provide a way for businesses to improve their operations and to provide enhanced services to customers. They also can introduce significant security risks, as many devices that are now being connected were not designed with security in mind. The fundamentals of the old adage of ?garbage in, garbage out? are critical for IoT projects: if you can't trust the data, there's no point in collecting it, analyzing it, or making business decisions based on it. In this session, we'll discuss risks associated with connected devices, technology which forms a secure foundation of trust for connected devices and the data they produce, and use cases where organizations have successfully deployed that technology. 

Key takeaways: 
  • With the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), comes the importance of security 
  • Learn why PKI is critical in meeting the authentication needs of today's applications 
  • Understand the role HSMs and encryption solutions play in addressing security and trust for the IoT

Sponsored by:

Thales, e-Security View details

 
 
 

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Building Dynamic Security Teams

There's no other way to say it than bluntly; Information Security is a white-hot field within Information Technology as a whole - over the last dozen years it has gone from after-thought, to scapegoat, to critical enterprise success factor. The need for skilled Information Security specialists, at all levels, is at an all-time high.  Unfortunately, supply is much lower than the demand.   There simply isn't enough expertise in existence to go around, or enough education occurring to create it. In this environment, senior Information Security leaders have to get creative in their pursuit of the people, performance, and passion necessary to address this capability shortfall.  With that, we have to consider the challenge of retaining the talent you have and the challenge that attrition creates when skilled staff move on to other opportunities.

Takeaways:  

  • Learn how to build grass-roots programs that cultivate a farm full of potential security experts through internal and collaborative programs
  • Find out how to leverage key organizational traits to generate buzz and interest where none existed before 
  • Understand the relevance of certs vs. experience and how to evaluate and validate the value of candidates
  • Learn about some ways to retain talent


Presented by:

Avishai Avivi, VP, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, E*Trade View details

 
 
 

11:05 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Boat Anchor to Business Enabler: A Metric-Driven Journey to DevOps Transformation

Meet Sarah. Sarah leads a 3000-person IT shop servicing a large financial institution that is deeply concerned about operational performance and market disruption. She has two years to reduce costs, accelerate innovation, and improve IT productivity -- but where to start and how to get there? In this session we will illustrate a metric-driven approach to transforming IT based on DevOps. Specifically, we will look at performance metrics that intersect with DevOps practices and principles like continuous delivery (CD), test driven development (TDD), lean, and software engineering. Integrating these concepts, we will share a scalable model for this transformation and real results from successful pilots.

Sponsored by:

DELL EMC View details

 
 
 

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Become a Change Agent for Business Transformation

Today's modern CIO is embarking on a digital transformation journey exploring radical hybrid IT strategies and leveraging new technologies like Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big Data. However, with 'keeping the lights on' legacy IT components costing nearly 90% of a typical IT budget, how can IT make powerful advancements and lead business change? 

Join this interactive session to learn how award-winning CIOs are successfully tipping the balance by liberating people, time and money from costly ongoing maintenance of their ERP systems including SAP and Oracle, to invest in strategic initiatives that create real-world competitive advantage.

Sponsored by:

Rimini Street View details

 
 
 

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

A Modern ERP for Digital Value Creation

Reduce cost, increase revenue and improve productivity: These are the three critical business imperatives for leading companies regardless of their geography or industry. These imperatives have been supported by ERP systems for more than two decades through business process automation. However, we now live in a digital world in which companies struggle to run their operations smoothly while adopting emerging technologies, all the while keeping a laser focus on meeting or surpassing their specific business objectives. Join us to learn about how the next generation of ERP can support modern day digital challenges and enable companies to ?run live.? You'll get real-life examples with tangible business outcomes, explore deployment options, and get practical next steps.

Sponsored by:

SAP View details

 
 
 

12:35 pm - 1:20 pm

Networking Luncheon

 

1:25 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Three Amigos of Manufacturing and Retail

Be Secure - Take a measured, risk-based approach to what is secured and how to secure it. 

Be Vigilant - Monitor systems, applications, people, and the outside environment to detect incidents more effectively. 

Be Resilient - Be prepared for incidents and decrease their business impact by improving organizational preparedness to address cyber incidents before they escalate. 

Takeaways:  

  • Managing cyber risks as a team and strategies for deployment of enterprise and emerging technologies 
  • Actively monitor the dynamic threat landscape 
  • Retain and use lessons learned

Presented by:

David Nagel, Sr. Director Enterprise Cybersecurity (Acting CISO), Genuine Parts Company

 
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Built to Change and Built to Last: How to Balance Culture, Skills, and Tech with Customer Expectations in the Fast-Changing Digital World

Tech has changed the way experiences and products are consumed - which means businesses have to change the way they deliver. Companies that have been around for decades are disappearing overnight, and startups with completely disruptive business models are bought and sold at the drop of a hat. The market today is made up of large, established enterprises and new challengers entering the market with nothing to lose - and they each want what the other has: a solid customer base, revenue and profit versus innovation, disruption and new talent. Companies who come out on top will be able to connect people, processes and technology with customer needs to translate experiences into real business value. This means balancing established industry experience with the new culture, skills, and insights required to compete in today's business landscape. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Embrace digital transformation, using technology to create an environment for incremental change while balancing innovation and governance at all levels of the organization. 
  • Create an agile business model that blends an organization's legacy approach with the expectations of the market and more importantly, customers, so that you're less likely to fall back on the excuse of "this is how we've always done it" when challenged.  
  • Build the right culture with people who are focused on continuous improvement, want to deliver amazing customer experiences, and wake up every day looking for ways to break down barriers between ideas and outcomes.

Sponsored by:

CA Technologies View details

 
 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Technology Killed the Technologist

The way we do business today is much like the way we conduct our personal lives. We are becoming heavily dependent on technology to make decisions for us personally and professionally. Those blurred lines have created an issue in that the way technology is designed today, it cannot accomplish these goals the way we expect them to. As a result, cybersecurity threats are growing and becoming more pervasive in the workplace as well as in homes. 

Takeaways: 

  • Embrace new technologies. We need technology to help us prioritize and make smarter decisions. 
  • Automate and share information. If we do a better job at automating and sharing information across technologies, we create an open communication that helps combat attacks as they become more complex and targeted. 
  • Technologies need to be easier to use in order to onboard employees more quickly. Better equipped employees and easy to use products make for better protected businesses and investments.

Presented by:

Barrett Sellers, Sales & Channel Enablement Manager, Arbor Networks View details

 
 

Arbor Networks View details

 
 
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Information Security at the White House in the 1990's

This briefing will be about information security in the White House in the 1990's and how that correlates to information security in today's world, what has changed and what has stayed the same.

Presented by:

Mark Gelhardt, VP Technology Governance, US Bank View details

 
 
 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Innovation Showcase

An exclusive opportunity to be exposed to the hottest new solutions providers in a quick-hit format designed to whet the appetite and spark immediate interest.
 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Disrupting Markets with Disruptive Technologies

While the combination of Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud have been present and disrupting IT departments and enterprises as a whole for over two years now, in many ways organizations have still not fully embraced them, have still not fully leveraged them. These new platforms allow organizations radically new ways to go to market, allowing for broad scale deployment of systems of engagement that create dynamic relationships with clients and prospects. Finding the resources, wherewithal, and ability to fully commit to these technologies and the capabilities they create has proven to be a struggle for many, but a struggle that can be overcome by leveraging the right partners that bring the right skills and experiences to bear.

Takeaways:

  • Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud are all here to stay; each one adds value to enterprises but collectively that value increases exponentially
  • The manner in which these technologies are implemented, operated, and utilized is different than the foregoing systems of record we are used to
  • Unique skills and capabilities are required to leverage the power and value of these platforms, skills and capabilities that can be in short supply

Presented by:

David Shonk, SVP Shared Services Delivery Manager, SunTrust Bank View details

 
 
 

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm

Executive Visions

The Future of the CXO in the Coming Digital Economy

As more businesses undergo a digital transformation, and as those digital transformations become more ingrained into organizational culture, Digital becomes not something unique and different from the business, but a core component of every aspect of the business. As this shift occurs, IT itself faces the very real possibility of no longer being something unique from the business, but instead a component of every aspect of the business. In this world, what role then exists for the CXO? Two clear paths are presenting -themselves - one leads to a focus on infrastructure and integration, to keeping the lights on for the digital innovators, while the other leads to information and innovation itself. Knowing what path to choose, how to choose it, and how to see it through will be one of the greatest challenges CXOs of this era will face. 

Takeaways:  

  • Change is, if not already hear, certainly coming and CXOs that don't prepare for the change may not like the results when it arrives  
  • Digital transformation is all about connecting enterprise system to information technology to drive productivity, expand security protections, and performance improvements  
  • Be prepared to tackle the tasks that no-one wants to do, but everyone needs done; establish relevance to cultivate importance
 

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception