CIO Kansas City Summit | Aug. 23, 2022 | Kansas City, MO, USA

agenda

Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Address

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Keynote: Joshua Brown

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

2022 Focus: CIOs and CISOs as Transformation Leaders

Successful IT and security leaders in the new world focus on the people, but why didn't they always? Leaders have to become the trusted advisor to the wider executive. It's important for IT and security executives to be associated with transformation and collaboration as much as they are with the tin, the wires and the power point projector. 

 In this session we'll look at: 

 

  • IT and security executives place on the board
  •  How to build the team as a transformation team
  • Leadership should be fluent in new technology leaders, why? 
  • What do you need to lead a digital transformation team

Joshua Brown

CISO

H&R Block

Thought Leadership

9:45 AM - 10:10 AM

Addressing the Technology Skills Gap: Reskilling and Upskilling

In the digital age, technology teams are only as successful as their skills are relevant. Companies are under pressure to become more agile, protect against rising security threats, and continuously deliver innovations to the market. This begs the question - how do you keep up with the constant pace of change in technology? 

Join this session to hear how leaders must see technology skills as a strategic and essential part of successful digital transformation, as well as how they can gain the clarity they need to lead, and the skills they need to move faster.

Break

10:10 AM - 10:20 AM

Keynote: TJ Mann

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM

Digital Evolution - Why Mindset Matters If You Want to Transform Your Business

In this session, we will discuss and share best practices on how to establish an organization-wide digital mindset that will create a strong foundation for your digital transformation strategy and ultimately help you to evolve your business beyond its current capabilities by:

 

  • Maximizing the value of the data you own
  • Creating a culture of technology openness
  • Managing cybersecurity risks effectively 

 

Join to learn how to transform your business and accelerate growth faster than ever before.

TJ Mann

SVP and Global CISO

Lockton Companies

Executive Boardroom

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM

Faster Ransomware Remediation through Better Data Insight

Join this session to learn how to leverage Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to automatically discover and classify sensitive data. By more clearly understanding the value of data you can better prioritize ransomware recovery operations, see how anomaly detection helps you understand the full impact of ransomware in your environment and how you can use our platform to quickly, and surgically recover. 

Data is arguably one of the most critical business assets today, cyber criminals have caught on to this, a ransomware remediation strategy will greatly improve your organization resilience.

Think Tank

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

Cognitive Computing - Recognizing the Next era of AI

 

  • How does natural language processing (NLP) work to understand human speech? Learn how this has advanced to combine with image recognition reading lips to enable greater accuracy 
  • Historically, AI has created an algorithm to solve a particular problem. How does cognitive computing work differently to seek a universal algorithm for the brain? How can this algorithm solve a vast array of problems in the future?
  • How will cognitive computing enable advancements in humans and machines (including robots) to work better together

Think Tank

12:20 PM - 12:45 PM

Post-COVID Cybersecurity Attacks

Cybersecurity technologies to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover are extremely important, but not sufficient. HumanOS upgrade is required to safely use the Internet and It is not only about training and awareness. Join this session to learn more about how to protect your enterprise from the way your users behave online and how this can impact system vulnerabilities. Humans are the weakest and strongest links in Cybersecurity.

Networking Lunch

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM

Think Tank

1:55 PM - 2:20 PM

Understanding Cyberattack Risk in Your Organization: Time to Re-evaluate the Fundamentals?

  • How can organizations ensure that budget spent on security solutions are in fact reducing the company's overall risk profile?
  • Has your company made any structural changes to the organization to ensure that IT leaders who manage identity and access control are contributing to discussions with executives about managing the risk of cyberattacks?
  • Given that many cyberattacks start by exploiting vulnerabilities in IT systems, how has your company pivoted to ensure that foundational security practices are closing some of the most common gaps?

Thought Leadership

2:35 PM - 3:00 PM

Is Digital Transformation Driving the Need for DevSecOps?

There are over 20 million developers working for Enterprise organizations across the globe. The universal desire for faster innovation and Digital Transformation has led to DevOps empowered developers demanding efficient reuse of code, which in turn has led to a growing dependence on open source and third-party software libraries. This velocity means applications are developed faster but it also introduces new security risks. 

Join us as we discuss how the modern software supply chain and the drive for digital innovation is putting organizations at risk. And whether it is time to empower every developer to be a DevSecOps expert?

Think Tank

3:05 PM - 3:30 PM

Delivering Value During Uncertainty

The global pandemic has exacerbated the need of organisations to transform fast and become more resilient. In response, CIOs must quickly and continuously revisit their plans and investments. In such demanding circumstances, how can they ensure that business and IT are able to collaborate and deliver successful projects in a short time? This session looks at how you can bring together fragmented workflows and improve operational efficiency, while injecting security at every step of the development cycle.

Executive Boardroom

3:35 PM - 4:00 PM

Prevent Outages Across Your Organization: A guide to how predictive analytics can influence postitive business outcomes

As the pressure to be 'on' increases, so does data complexity - yet many organizations still rely on traditonal legacy IT solutions. During this session, we will explore how predictive analytics supports a pro-active approach to meeting the demands of customers, employees, and the business. 

Is it possible to predict and prevent issues before interruptions or outages occur?

- 5 steps to forecast with confidence:

- learn how predictive analytics and machine learning can help your organization cut costs, streamline operations, and raise productivity

- Learn how you can you successfully imbed tech in your current application

Thought Leadership

4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Post-COVID Cybersecurity Attacks

Cybersecurity technologies to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover are extremely important, but not sufficient. HumanOS upgrade is required to safely use the Internet and It is not only about training and awareness. Join this session to learn more about how to protect your enterprise from the way your users behave online and how this can impact system vulnerabilities. Humans are the weakest and strongest links in Cybersecurity.

Closing Remarks

4:30 PM - 4:40 PM

Closing Panel

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Join Kyle Donaldson and Tanya Heffel for this enlightening panel discussion.

Kyle Donaldson

Vice President, Technology

H&R Block

Tanya Rodriguez-Heffel

CTO

State of Kansas

Summit Happy Hour

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM