CIO SoCal Summit | March 19, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA, 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, March 19, 2019 - CIO SoCal Summit

7:45 am - 8:45 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Presentation

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Partnering to Make the Journey Real!

Digital Transformation is providing opportunities for increased complexity in managing an Enterprise. Partnering across an organization can reduce that complexity. Thanks to a stronger partnership between organizations such as finance and IT, companies are now able to see what's happening in every area of their business and get ready for whatever comes next. Companies are leveraging data to better deliver efficiency, compliance, and profitability within their organizations. Across all industries, collaborative data-driven decisions are being made by building stronger relationships between financial and IT executives, who are tasked with the need to see in real-time what's happening in their business to help them compete and grow on a global scale. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Digital Transformation is providing increased complexity within organizations 
  2. Partnering between organizations, like Finance and IT, can help reduce that complexity and help achieve data-driven decisions
 

9:35 am - 10:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Designing the Digital Workplace

Employees are consumers of digital technologies such as IoT, AR and VR. The plethora of mobile devices has enabled them to work where they want and when they want which has raised the bar on employee expectations for tools and capabilities from their employers. In order for companies to retain the best and get the most out of their employees, it is vital to design and continually update the digital workplace. We will discuss the current trends as well as share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations.

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees will demand a mobile and efficient workplace.  
  2. Keeping these skilled employees fully engaged and passionate about your company is critical to achieving the desired digital transformation.
  3. Making and keeping the workforce engaged with security and aware of digital threats is a challenge we must meet.

 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

A CISO's Journey to Better Managing and Measuring Cyber Exposure

The attack surface for today's IT landscape is a far cry from the past. Once focused on protecting traditional data centers, cybersecurity professionals are increasingly guarding a complex litany of modern assets like cloud instances, web-based applications, mobile devices, application containers and more. Failure to appropriately manage the unique characteristics of these technologies as a whole can jeopardize the entire risk management program. Join us for a discussion on how Tenable manages risk and closes their overall cyber exposure gap resulting from today's challenging attack surfaces.

 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Knowing is Half the Battle When it Comes to Protecting Applications and their Sensitive Data

Application security testing tools scan your code to reveal the long lists of known vulnerabilities, but not all are remediated before the next release-even with mature secure software development practices. Enterprises resort to using theoretical levels of criticality - not actual risks-to prioritize which accumulated vulnerabilities to fix and in what order. Many vulnerabilities often undergo an exception process and make it into protocol.

A real-time, embedded solution like Prevoty's runtime application self-protection RASP changes the game completely. Prevoty places an automated security mechanism at the front of the line - directly in the application's operating environment - to immediately lower risk and act as a compensating control at runtime.

As such, Prevoty-enabled enterprises see 98%+ of their known vulnerabilities mitigated instantly, reducing backlogs and expediting an otherwise cumbersome release process. Prevoty RASP detects live production attacks and generates real-time security event longs and reports. Security teams can then correlate pre production vulnerability scan results with Prevoty's runtime attack logs to go back, remediate based on actual risk - not just hypothetical threats. The result? Improved forensics.

 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

The Journey to IT Transformation

Digital transformation can mean many different things to many different people. In this session Datalink will share the results from a recent survey of IT leaders regarding Digital Transformation while at the same time polling the audience on the same questions. Datalink will also share some use cases on how they have helped others solve some of the critical issues that arise from Digital Transformation efforts.

 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Year of the Defender - Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

Cybersecurity dominated the news cycle in 2017. There were headlines about viral ransomware, global destructive wipers posing as ransomware, leaks of spy tools from U.S. intelligence agencies, and breaches at major companies. 

What does 2018 hold in store for the defenders? Come discuss the largest security trends Cybereason researchers have identified for 2018.

 

12:15 pm - 1:25 pm

Working Lunch and Panel

CIO and CISO as Consummate Communicator

Digital transformation is changing how you equip your employees and how your company interacts with customers. It is also changing the role of the CIO and CISO to be a business leader and internal sales leader for transformation. CIOs are now responsible for communicating strategies and recommendations to CxOs, boards and key stakeholders within a company. Join us, during lunch, for a passionate panel discussion with your peers as they share how they are successfully communicating internally to accomplish the company's goals.

Takeaways:

  1. CIOs must be great communicators, not only with their teams, but the rest of the organization.
  2. CIOs must learn the best ways to communicate clarity and urgency with Boards and CXOs.

 

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Solutions Spotlight

Deep dives into the latest and greatest technology solutions to today's business problems.

 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

CIO's Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People

While new technology and solutions can help CIOs make more, faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CIOs need to be great recruiters of talent but even more importantly growing the skills and capabilities of their team providing engaging and challenging opportunities for people. Competitive compensation is important for retaining great talent but so is a work environment where individual growth and development are front of mind and not an after thought.  

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees want an environment where they can grow their skills and feel appropriately challenged.
  2. Finding the best people, inside and outside of your company, and then providing a path to individual excellence is a key responsibility of CIOs.

 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

If Digital Transformation is a Journey, then Data is the Fuel that Drives Us!

Digital Transformation is resulting in massive amounts of data. Data that needs to be stored. Data that needs to be secure. Data that needs to be categorized. Data that need to be accessed. Data that needs to be analyzed and understood. Data that needs to drive business decisions. During this group discussion, we will analyze the best practices to be data practitioners in today's world. .

Takeaways:

  1. Digital Transformation is driven by the need and demands of data.
  2. CIOs and CISOs need to lead their companies in driving data architectures and strategies.

 

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Digital Transformation Partners: What does a CMO or CRO want from a CIO?

If digital transformation is a journey, then data is the fuel that will transport your company from here to there. What

While some digital transformation efforts are driven from a cost reduction or improved efficiency point of view, many are driven from a "top line" revenue growth perspective. Typically the CMO/Head of Marketing and the CRO/Head of Sales is tasked with finding ways to be competitive in an ever changing landscape and to find ways to grow market share and thus grow revenue. We will discuss the mindset of those tasked with growing revenue and how best to engage them as partners in your digital transformation journey. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Digital transformation is both about cost reduction and revenue growth. 
  1. CIOs can accelerate digital transformation by partnering with marketing and sales leaders

 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Catching the Digitization Unicorn - Achieving Meaningful Outcomes for the Enterprise

The seemingly ever expanding cadre of technological tools available to incumbent industry leaders are also available to myriad start-ups. Start-ups are using these new technologies to disrupt industries of all types, changing how customers think about tried and true industries. Disruption is found on every corner and it is critical for CIOs to lead their organizations in a way that make them as nimble as their competitors.

Takeaways:

  1. Technology enables companies, especially start-ups with no legacy infrastructure, to disrupt industries overnight.
  2. CIOs need to lead their companies in ways that disrupt before they are disrupted by others.

 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: The Digital Transformation Journey Has No Parking Lots

The seemingly ever expanding cadre of technological tools available to incumbent industry leaders are also available to myriad start-ups. Start-ups are using these new technologies to disrupt industries of all types, changing how customers think about tried and true industries. Disruption is found on every corner and it is critical for CIOs to lead their organizations in a way that make them as nimble as their competitors.

Takeaways:

  1. Technology enables companies, especially start-ups with no legacy infrastructure, to disrupt industries overnight.
  2. CIOs need to lead their companies in ways that disrupt before they are disrupted by others.
 

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CIOs where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the digital transformation projects ahead of you.
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one-day CIO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers.

 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour