CIO Midwest Summit | May 20, 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.

 

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - CIO Midwest 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:

Edgar Escobar, CTO, Grupo ALTO

 

Panelists:

Bruce Lee, Chief Technology Officer, Centene Corporation

 

Arun DeSouza, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Nexteer Automotive Corporation

 

Jonathan Shoemaker, Senior VP & Chief Information Officer, Allina Health

 
 

10:10 am - 10:40 am

Keynote Presentation

Align Security and IT Operations to Dramatically Compress Vulnerability Resolution Time

With attack surface sprawl and growing numbers of vulnerabilities to address, security and IT teams are increasingly challenged to meet remediation targets. To overcome this problem, teams need an automated way of identifying and correlating the highest risk vulnerabilities with the right remediation steps.

 

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

What exactly is cognitive AI, and is it right for my business?

Key Takeaways: 

  • Cognitive computing vs. AI â?" What's the difference? 
  • How is cognitive AI technology currently being used in business? 
  • An overview of how businesses can evaluate a cognitive AI is the right solution.

Presented by:

Victoria Wayne, Director Application & Compliance Systems, The Consortium View details

 
 
 

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

How FleetPride is leveraging Blue Yonder to Increase Supply Chain Resiliency

As a CIO, CDO or CTO you will know that supply chains deliver your company's goods, products, services and promises. API-led architectures and AI-powered Supply Chain Management (SCM) Platforms will allow for seamless integration with the digital ecosystems to ingest real-time data and leverage Big Data, AI and ML to deliver significant competitive advantage.  

FleetPride is the largest independent distributor of aftermarket heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States with 260 branch locations in 45 states. Through their partnership with BlueYonder, Fleetpride was able to leverage the Planning and Execution capabilities to increase end to end visibility, reduce inventories across fast, medium and slow movers and increase service levels. 

Sponsored by:

Blue Yonder View details

 
 

Presented by:

Salim Shaikh, Vice President, Industry Strategies, Blue Yonder

 

Mohit Jain, CIO, Fleetpride, Blue Yonder

 
 

11:20 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

Business strategy and Leadership

Now more than ever, digital business requires that leaders shape technology to serve opportunity and respond to adversity. Business continuity is one of many complex business challenges creating unanticipated market turbulence. During these times of rapidly evolving risks and opportunities, CIOs must embrace new approaches to leadership and strategic decision making. Join Jason Spencer and J.D, Miller for a 20 minute fireside chat to discuss how CIOs and IT executives will provide digital business strategic planning tools and techniques to turn complexity and chaos into real strategy execution initiatives.

  • Smarter Spending
  • Customer and Employee Experience
  • Leadership and Business Transformation
  • Culture and The Future of Work
  • Privacy and Ethics in a Disrupted Society

Presented by:

Jason Spencer, Global VP IT, RR Donnelley View details

 
 
 

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

The Dos and Don'ts of Recovering Active Directory from a Scorched Earth Disaster

In the age of cloud, dependency on Active Directory is rapidly growing - and so is the attack surface. The threat to AD from ransomware and wiper attacks is generally understood, but the complexity of forest recovery is not. In "the good old days", AD recovery meant recovering AD from natural disasters and operational errors. But cyberattacks changed all that. Today, it's quite likely that every domain controller (DC) will be encrypted or completely wiped out in a matter of minutes. 

So, what to do you when a cyber-attack wipes out your DCs? Microsoft provides a lengthy technical guide that details the manual-intensive process required to recover an AD forest. There's no indication if you do something wrong until the end, at which point you have to start over. Third-party backup tools can automate the process, but they were only built to address recovery from IT operational issues, where AD is affected but host servers are not. 

With AD becoming a prime target for widespread, business-crippling attacks, it's time to think "cyber-first". In this session, you'll learn the dos and don'ts of recovering AD from a cyber disaster. 

  • Recover AD even if domain controllers are infected or wiped 
  • Restore AD to alternate hardware (virtual or physical) 
  • Eliminate reinfection of malware from system state backups 
  • Automate the entire recovery process and reduce downtime

Sponsored by:

Semperis View details

 
 

Presented by:

Gil Kirkpatrick, Chief Architect, Semperis View details

 
 
 

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

How the world of work has change forever - The future of workplace

With the pandemic, most companies rushed to figure out how to support remote workforce as we adopted a 100% remote posture in reaction to the pandemic. We adopted a 100% Video Conferencing, implemented remote onboarding, and struggled to find new ways of collaborating to name just a few. 

Now with the promise of vaccines rolling out and the ability to return back to the office near, we face a new set of challenges including how do we return to the office safely, meet the demands of our employees for flexibility in how they work going forward, and enable collaboration in a hybrid world when your staff is a mix of both remote and in person. 

This will be an interactive session where we will cover some of the technical and cultural challenges related to returning to the office and different ways companies are taking to overcome them 

Takeaways: 

  • Making employees productive was ?easy? to solve challenges when your 100% on site or 100% remote, but how do you do so when you are in a hybrid model. 
  • Review of the various challenges of returning to the office in a hybrid model â?" Physical, Collaboration, and Cultural

Presented by:

Jim Ostergaard, Vice President, Infrastructure & Operations, Target

 
 

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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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 Dufty, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sonatype

 

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Executive Boardroom

The Last Line of Ransomware Defense
Join this session to learn the anatomy of the modern ransomware attack and how we need to be architecting data protection solutions to defend against them, with key questions to ask your teams to get the truth of your current risk posture.

Sponsored by:

Rubrik View details

 
 

Presented by:

Joshua Stenhouse, Field CTO - Security, Rubrik

 
 

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Changing Customer Operations to Disrupt

As we look to the future and organize our work to meet business strategic desires â?" how do we also push our organizations to build a culture and customers experience that disrupt the ordinary in our industry? What can we do to generate more admiration, awe and gratitude for our products, our services our businesses? This 20 minute discussion will focus on that topic and provide some insight into how you can use your operations to disrupt status quo in your industry.

Presented by:

Sherri Adame, Director Data Foundation, Cigna EverNorth

 
 

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Closing Remarks