CIO Atlanta Summit

A forum for innovative IT thought leaders in Atlanta

Despite the economic downturn freezing or cutting budgets and yielding a slow recovery, businesses are regaining strength and global IT spending is expected to increase in the coming years. But even with an economic upturn on the horizon and more importance placed on IT, we arent out of the woods yet. The role of the CIO is more important than ever as financial turmoil continues to alter the world's economy, making it difficult to put your organization in a position to achieve success. The business goals have changed and CIOs are now tasked with trying to find emerging opportunities to drive value throughout the enterprise.

We're in a historic transition - one marked by challenges, but filled with possibility. Preparing for the upturn and making the right decisions in times of change can better position your enterprise to succeed. Accordingly, the theme of this year's summit is CIOs in Transition - The Shift from Cost-Saver to Value Provider.

The CIO Atlanta Summit is a unique opportunity for the citys greatest IT thinkers to collaborate on current industry challenges and trends. The event will include representatives from various industries, including health care, finance, insurance, government, telecom, utilities, education and more. Attending CIOs and IT executives engage in peer-on-peer networking, while discussing the issues currently affecting CIOs from a variety of industries.

As an IT leader in Atlanta, now is the time to produce real business value for your organization. We at CDM Media know that in order for you to take time out of the office, it must be time well spent. The CIO Atlanta Summit agenda offers a balanced schedule of focused educational sessions, one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities that will maximize your time and efforts, providing you with ideas and strategies truly capable of changing business practices.

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IBM on-boar ds 15,000 devices the first day after deploying mobile device management software The IBM CIO Office drives change, innovation and efficiency within the enterprise by helping ensure that the company’s IT operations are responsive, resilient and secure enough to keep pace with ongoing changes in technology and business requirements. The CIO Office manages about one hundred-thousand IBM employees’ smartphones and tablets. Not only must it provide these employees with mobile flexibility, it also needs to ensure that these mobile device assets are adequately protected.

Rimini Street Southco Southco Innovates, Takes SAP Global with Help from Rimini Street

Mitsubishi Case Study To further drive sales and enhance customer satisfaction, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating wanted to enable its business partners to leverage the power of smart devices and turned to Good AppCentralTM. Now partners can distribute and manage apps and content on any smart device, paving the way for field productivity and success. The company has seen a 100% increase in registered contractor productivity, resulting in a projected $30 million revenue uptick and additionally estimates a multi-million dollar decrease in annual catalog printing and distribution costs.

Mohawk Industries Case Study Mohawk® Industries uses Mimecast to simplify email archival/retrieval, ensure effective AS/AV strategy

Case Studies in Apptio Technology Business Management Apptio Technology Business Management (TBM) software is a suite of cloud applications that give IT leaders the facts they need to make faster decisions, improve efficiency and communicate business value. By providing a purpose-built management system for IT, we connect IT spending with business priorities so you can choose to do more of what your business needs and less of what’s no longer important. With Apptio’s software, you can foster a fact-driven, business-focused technology organization.


WP Containerization Mobile devices present a unique dilemma to the enterprise. On the one hand, workers empowered with tablets and smartphones can transform the way they do business; they’re more agile, closer to customers, and more productive. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs give users the freedom to work on the devices of their own choosing, while still allowing an enterprise to reap the productivity benefits of these always connected, readily accessible mobile devices.

Intelligence-Driven Computer Network Defense Informed by Analysis of Adversary Campaigns and Intrusion Kill Chains Conventional network defense tools such as intrusion detection systems and anti-virus focus on the vulnerability component of risk, and traditional incident response methodology presupposes a successful intrusion. An evolution in the goals and sophistication of computer network intrusions has rendered these approaches insufficient for certain actors. A new class of threats, appropriately dubbed the “Advanced Persistent Threat" (APT), represents well-resourced and trained adversaries that conduct multi-year intrusion campaigns targeting highly sensitive economic, proprietary, or national security information. The evolution of advanced persistent threats necessitates an intelligence-based model because in this model the defenders mitigate not just vulnerability, but the threat component of risk, too.

Exchange Insights: What’s your next move? It’s not always easy to make the right choices with regard to your messaging environment. A few years back the options were limited, however today you can choose a variety of ways to implement Exchange. There is still the legacy option to stay on-premise. Hosted Exchange has existed in various forms for a while, whether with a dedicated virtual server or a basic multi-tenant hosted solution that you tap into with propriety tools to manage end-users. Microsoft’s Exchange Online (part of Office 365) is a cost-effective way to subscribe your messaging. And a hybrid approach that combines parts of these elements is where many folks are finding their comfort level and trying new things.

Mobile Data Security - Finding the Balance The terms Data Leak Prevention (DLP) and Container are beginning to dominate the mobile management conversation. Over the past few years great strides have been made in providing the tools and solutions that offer management and security for mobile devices; both for devices the enterprise owns and those that employees own. While these solutions meet the need to secure the device, they have been lacking in some of the more sophisticated security aspects that are commonplace in laptop and distributed network deployments. Specifically lacking are the comprehensive DLP controls common in laptop management solutions.

ServiceNow: Stop Talking About Transformation. Do It. CIOs tell us that they simply do not have the right data to make decisions – either they do not trust the data or it simply does not exist. For the CIO, data is everything. It should be easy to collect, easy to report and easy to use. We believe accurate data presented in a dashboard format helps you make swift decisions.

Executive Content

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Rimini Research Report Rimini Street recently conducted a set of 13 in-depth client interviews to examine the Total Maintenance Savings enterprises are realizing by switching from SAP or Oracle support to Rimini Street and the impact and value to their organizations as a whole.

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Intelligent Business Operations Your Problem: No matter what industry you’re in, no matter your role–you can’t manage what you can’t measure. The data you need to measure changing business conditions is collected by a variety of systems, in a variety of formats. All of this variety makes it nearly impossible to access what you need, let alone combine data elements or share your results with others. Worst of all, those incompatible data sources were designed to process transactions—not provide the real-time view you need into how things are currently running. At some point, you’ve probably made do by cutting-and pasting downloaded data into Excel® files and using the stale result to make your decisions. Software AG has the solution.

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