CIO Atlanta Summit | February 9, 2017 | Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter - 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.

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - CIO 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 systems 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

Keynote Presentation

Strategic and Secure Mobility

Is mobility a cost? Or is it a key part of your strategy for business success? Many businesses are leveraging mobility to generate real and measurable returns and to increase their competitiveness. How? Join CDM Media and BlackBerry as we explore ways in which companies can strategically manage their mobility investments.

In our session we'll look at security - again from a strategic viewpoint. Security covers a wide range of issues in the modern enterprise. While protection of data is at the forefront, security involves many other aspects and issues from secure collaboration to the security and protection of employees in an increasingly tumultuous world. We'll deal not only with securing mobility, but how the strategic use of mobility can make you more secure.

Sponsored by:

BlackBerry View details

 
 
 

9:20 am - 9:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Implementing Business Simplification for Success and Growth

Organizational complexity is the single most significant impediment that enterprises are dealing with today; it underlies every business problem enterprises faces and undermines every effort to address them. Organizational complexity is grounded in cumbersome processes, but those poor processes exist only because enterprise applications themselves, including those that are customer facing, as well as those that are not, are complex and unwieldy. To address cultural complexity then, enterprises must eliminate the complexity in their application suite by either building new, buying new, or more efficiently simplifying what they already have. Only by simplification can enterprises eliminate complexity in an efficient and effective way and position themselves for success.

Takeaways:

  • Enterprises live and breath by the speed with which regular transactions occur " turning these into one minute transactions is the key to success
  • Complexity must be eliminated in all applications customer-facing, core internal, and internal supporting alike
  • Building or buying new, less complex applications offers limited gains because eventually all introduce complexities of their own; only simplified applications offer long term, sustained elimination of complexity

Sponsored by:

Jahia View details

 
 
 

9:50 am - 10:15 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

The Role of Open Source in Digital Transformation

It's impossible to deny the out-sized role that Open Source software has played in the development of the current platforms which are enabling Digital Transformation. From the Apache web server to Android smart phones to the Raspberry Pi, Open Source has software has led in almost every recent technological innovation. How do successful Enterprises leverage the power of Open Source for their Digital Transformation initiatives? Just as importantly, how do they practice governance while doing so?

Takeaways:

  • The leaders in the new digital economy have all embraced the adoption of Open Source.
  • Companies like Facebook, Netflix, and Google have gone even further by leading successful Open Source communities.
  • Open Source can be just as transformative in the Enterprise.

Sponsored by:

Red Hat 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. As a result, the need for capable and qualified Information Security specialists, whether front-line Analysts, mid-level Managers, or top level CISOs is at an all time high, but personnel and skills availability is sinking to an all-time (at least in terms of supply and demand ratio) low. 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.

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

Presented by:

Curtis Carver, CIO, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

 
 

11:05 am - 11:30 am

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

 
 
 

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

The Year of Ransomware: Can Technology Alone Prevent Phishing Attacks and Breaches?

2016 is certainly shaping up to be the year of the ransomware attack. As ransomware and phishing attacks continue to grow in number and sophistication, organizations need to reconsider their current security strategy. Companies continue to invest billions of dollars in technology to shore up their defenses against these threats. But is that enough? Is complete reliance on technology the answer? Or should we focus on the human and human behavior?

Sponsored by:

PhishMe View details

 
 
 

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Responding to Digital Demands; The Changing Dynamics of a 21st Century CIO

Exponentially changing demands of an increasingly technology-savvy population are rapidly reshaping the traditional role of the CIO. Thriving Twenty-first century CIOs are those who are able to do more with less; solve increasingly difficult business problems; and be recognized as a strategic leader rather than a tactical or operations focused provider.

Application Programmable Interfaces (APIs) are more than a simple technology play. Many CIOs see APIs as the leading edge of a new digital revolution. A revolution that crosses traditional boundaries of business, technology, security and operations; A revolution steeped in innovation and collaboration; A revolution that connects consumers and providers with laser focused information in ways never before even imagined.

Takeaways:

  • CIO's are at a fork in the road; they can continue to be Operational or evolve and become Transformational
  • Transformation efforts cannot stop at the boundaries of the IT department, they must reach into the business as a whole, addressing process and defining new capabilities
  • Visionary CIOs will move their departments from cost centers to value creators, and move themselves from executive afterthoughts to true organization leaders

Presented by:

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

 
 
 

12:35 pm - 1:20 pm

Networking Luncheon

 

1:25 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Embracing Digital to Drive Innovation

IT departments are being constantly pushed to be innovative, to find a way to embrace new technologies and leverage them to drive business change. That is often hard to do given where most of typical IT budgets go " keeping the lights on. How can you identify ways to evolve the role that IT should play in driving change and testing new ideas to help your business? How can technical savvy business teams partner effectively with IT groups to create value? Join us as we collectively explore this issue and examine some of the successful strategies that are being leveraged by top IT leaders.

Takeaways:

  • How do modern CIO's take a lead role in helping identify and drive business value?
  • Embracing new structures and thinking can uncover ways to innovate without a huge budget
  • Speaking the language of executive management can help build critical emotional support for testing new ideas

Presented by:

Rob Milstead, Senior Vice President, Digital, Genuine Parts Company View details

 
 
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Encryption Best Practices: Using Holistic Data Protection Framework

In today's threat landscape perimeter security is no longer enough to protect your data. Companies are being breached at an alarming rate and without data encryption a malicious attacker has access to all of their sensitive information. Join Gemalto and industry expert Blair Semple to learn how organizations are leveraging data encryption to ensure their sensitive information is secure.

Presented by:

Blair Semple, Director, Business Development, Gemalto View details

 
 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Role of Data Governance in the World of Big Data

Data Governance is becoming even more necessary in the world of Big Data. This Think Tank will provide a forum to collaborate on these business critical Data Governance practices. The discussion will focus on the value add of Data Governance!

Data Governance mitigates risk, creates business efficiencies, and enables business activities. Data Governance is not a project, it's a culture. The value of data governance needs to be captured and effectively communicated across the enterprise in efforts of obtaining the needed organizational support to be successful.

Takeaways:

  • Data Governance Frameworks/Approaches
  • Data Governance Lessons Learned
  • Tangible Takeaways on Data Governance

Presented by:

Kenneth Viciana, VP Operations leader and Business Analytics, Equifax View details

 
 
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

DevOps

There has been lot of stress on IT department/ Software companies to deliver products at lightning speed, to meet market needs such as regulations, competition in launching new software product. The need for continuous development and deployment has become a challenge, owing to lot of dependencies among various departments. DevOps focuses on rapid IT delivery by adopting industry best practices and bringing in collaboration among various IT disciplines using automation. Walk through journey of implementing DevOps.

Presented by:

Dwaraka Hanumappanahalli, Director, Information Services, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey View details

 
 
 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Leadership Considerations in a Multi-Generational World

Executives are currently facing a difficult challenge in terms of personnel management because they are dealing with three very different generational groups of workers " Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials. These three groups all have very different outlooks on the world and on work, and all have very different work styles and capabilities. These differences lead to lack of understanding and conflict in a lot of cases, conflict that leaders must learn how to overcome. Smart leaders know that they need to leverage the differences between generations rather than expecting, and trying to force, everyone to be the same, and that building an integrated workforce, with complimentary skills and abilities, is the key to long-term workforce stability.

Takeaways:

  • Boomers (1946 to 1964), Gen Xers (1965 to 1980), and Millennials (1981-2000) have had different life experiences which has given them different outlooks
  • Each group has specific and unique strengths that can and should be brought to bear to improve the enterprise
  • Building an integrated team that recognizes and rewards differences yields greater success than trying to homogenize everyone to the same standard

Presented by:

Richard Powell, CTO, MITRE

 
 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Keynote Presentation

Data Framework for Analytics Enablement

If you are in IT, you ignore your analytics community at your peril - - their data appetite is insatiable, no amount too much, no frequency too often, no speed fast enough. You want to enable them, but also must put appropriate governance around data usage and data management, assuring the right data is used, the right way, and that costs are managed and standards maintained. But how?

Presented by:

H.P. Bunaes, Senior Vice President and Business Information Officer, Sun Trust Bank View details

 
 
 

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm

Executive Visions

Facilitating Technology-Enabled Business Transformation

The role of the modern IT Executive is more complex than it has ever been before, not just because the technology landscape has become more complex, but also because increasingly IT execs have had to become a business-focused executive, not just a technologist. Long have we talked about the CIO and CISO getting a seat at the table but modern businesses are now demanding that their technology impresario join them and leverage his deep and rich technical acumen to allow the organization as a whole to better position itself for market-place success. To be successful, CxOs need to invest in themselves, in their personnel, and in the right technologies to allow them to position the IT department to proactively address business needs as an innovator and driver, rather than order-taker and enabler.

Takeaways:

  • IT leadership can no longer be simply technology focused, but must instead take their visibility into business process and become business focused
  • A broader business-focus does not preclude maintaining technology excellence however and indeed may demand more of it than ever before
  • Success for CxOs will be measured not in how they can enable enterprise decisions, but in how they can drive growth

Panelists:

Dale Gawley, Corporate CIO, Axis Capital

 

Avi Guha, CIO, Asahi Glass Company (AGC)

 
 

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception