CIO Kansas City Summit | June 18, 2019 | The Fontaine Hotel - Kansas City, MO, 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, June 18, 2019 - CIO Kansas City Summit

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Presented by:

Ryan Weber, President, KC Tech Council

 
 

8:55 am - 9:25 am

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Keynote Presentation

CTO: The Cultural Technology Officer

The pace of technology change and innovation in the world is moving faster every day. The role of a CXO (CIO/CTO) has morphed from a back office corporate job to driving real business results with differentiated client experiences leveraging technology that changes constantly. How does a technology leader keep pace and win in that world?

Takeaways: 

  1. What are the significant changes regarding the role of the CXO 
  2. How to keep up with the changing requirements 
  3. How does the culture of your organization fit into that mission?

Presented by:

Kyle Donaldson, VP of Technology, H&R Block View details

 
 
 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

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Keynote Presentation

Transformation of Information Security in the DevSecOps World

More and more enterprises are looking to transform their IT delivery to a DevOps or DevSecOps model.  In this presentation I will explore what needs to change in the Information Security realm to keep up with this transformation.  What changes can you expect, what changes you should demand, and how to deliver faster without cutting corners.

Presented by:

James Waters, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Black & Veatch

 
 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

It's about Requirements NOT DESIRE-ments

Contrary to popular belief, gathering solid business requirements is very difficult and reqires more than simply asking end users what they want, which is a "Desirement" not a true, valid business requirement.  With a failure rate of 70% for most projects at Boeing, it is vital that we acquire and propogate a better understanding of how to collect better business requirements.  This presentation seeks to help improve the project success rate by addressing the core problem of solid business requirement and will cover the 12 myths of business requirements gathering, as well as offer a systemic method for working with our end users to co-discover their true business requirements, and assure successful project completion.  Comprised of a health mix of Lean +, User Experience, and System's design approaches, this presentation will cover a tried and true method that will not only develop true business requirements with users, but will also result in end user ownership of the end solution, as well as artifacts that will provide value metrics for the resulting improvements.

Presented by:

Brian Laughlin, Director - Technical Fellow, Technical Architecture/Strategic Planning, Boeing View details

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

3 Best Practices for Application Security (and Bonus Tip)

Applications are the lifeblood of the enterprise, but as the threats multiply, as applications move to the cloud, as legacy applications need to be maintained, and as organizations seek competitive advantage with new technologies and faster release cycles, it's easy to see that application security can be a thankless, endless and challenging job. 

Imperva has distilled three best practices (and a bonus tip) that help enterprises of any size vastly improve and simplify application security, accelerate threat detection and operationalize application security in a dynamic world where change is the only constant.

Sponsored by:

Imperva View details

 
 

Presented by:

Adam Fisher, Principal Cloud Security Engineer, Imperva View details

 
 
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Moving from Project Management to Product Management, A Work in Progress.

Top performing CIOs are moving to a product centric approach to IT.  Product Management promises to improve IT and business alignment, drive digital transformation and change IT culture.  Hear from someone in the midst of this transformation on what has worked so far and the challenges ahead.

Presented by:

Kirk Hay, Chief Information Officer, Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. View details

 
 
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Operationalizing Incident Response

Explore how and why key-business drivers shape your security operations. Go beyond the guidance provided by NIST and examine how risk management, threat intelligence, and incident response come together in a sensible, practical, and operational detect and respond model that will meaningfully impact your cyber risk strategy.

Sponsored by:

RSA View details

 
 

Presented by:

Shane Harsch, Senior Solutions Principal, RSA View details

 
 
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

SD-WAN: Navigating a Path to the Intelligent WAN

Why does IDC forecast that SD-WAN will be a $8B market by 2021? Because today companies with progressive IT departments are quickly embracing SD-WAN and reaping immediate and significant benefits. An prime example is Henderson Engineers, the field expert in delivering integrated design and construction under one roof. Presented by John Smock, you'll get a full outline of how they plotted a solution that would maximize bandwidth utilization for both internal applications and SaaS applications, securely and reliably. 

Learn from the Henderson Engineers experience, deploying a SD-WAN solution that has resulted in improved network and application performance, increased user productivity and agility - all while improving accessibility efficiencies.

Sponsored by:

Silver Peak Systems View details

 
 

Presented by:

John Smock, Infrastructure Manager, Henderson Engineers

 

Patrick Mills, CIO, Henderson Engineers

 
 

12:40 pm - 1:50 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CXO

A CXO's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years as most CXOs supervise teams and units beyond their IT systems & IT's security. Because of these changes in responsibilities, a CXO's success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, the role of a CXO has become both more attractive and more demanding.

Takeaways: 

  1. What are the significant changes regarding the role of the CXO 
  2. How to keep up with the changing requirements 
  3. How to properly measure a CXO's success

Moderated by:

Ryan Weber, President, KC Tech Council

 

Panelists:

Doug Oliveira, Head of Application and Data Architecture, H&R Block

 

James Waters, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Black & Veatch

 

Brian Laughlin, Director - Technical Fellow, Technical Architecture/Strategic Planning, Boeing View details

 
 

Charles King, Vice President CIO, Kansas City Power & Light View details

 
 
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

The Importance of Engaging CISOs in Digital Transformation - Three Critical Elements to Protect for Secure Deployments

A disciplined approach is required when deploying new business models. Such is the case when adopting new transformational technologies using the Internet of Things (IoT). 

The IoT is all about data; therefore, CISOs must assess the risks and benefits before deploying the technology. Since data collected by IoT devices is associated with the people who are the ultimate recipients of new services, maintaining trust, integrity, and control over the data is paramount. 

Cryptographic services including device credentialing, data encryption, and code signing - all underpinned by a root of trust, provide the elements needed for secure deployment and compliance with regulatory requirements. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Importance of trusting devices, data, and analytics  
  2. Critical aspects of data confidentiality and integrity 
  3. Establishing a root of trust to manage cryptography

Sponsored by:

nCipher View details

 
 

Presented by:

Juan Asenjo, Senior Solutions & Partner Marketing Manager, nCipher View details

 
 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Machine Learning Is Here to Help, Not Replace

Machine Learning & AI are here to stay. Your organization needs this technology to survive. And, no, it will not replace our employees. Leaders need to understand the real and perpetual impact this technology is having on employees, organizations, and industries. They key is knowing when and where to augment resources, but more importantly, when and where not to.

Takeaways:

  1. Discuss the different types of machine learning and how it assists teams and organizations.
  2. How to plan a machine learning roadmap for your organization.
  3. The future of machine learning.

Presented by:

Eduardo Erazo, Global Director of Data Innovation, Black & Veatch View details

 
 
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Digital Transformation - Architecting Your Digital Edge

The digital economy is forcing enterprises to transform how they connect customers, partners, employees and operations. Today's market leaders credit their speed and business advantages to their digital platform. Equinix will discuss how an Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA(TM)) can redefine the digital edge, providing competitive advantage in today's market. By outlining the four key use cases that all enterprises need to solve for digital, Equinix will provide a roadmap for building a digital ready architecture.

Sponsored by:

Equinix View details

 
 

Presented by:

Dan Eline, Head of Solutions Marketing, East Region, Equinix View details

 
 
 

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Navigating Risk in a Changing IT Landscape

Agile, DevOps, containers, microservices and the cloud are all seeing increased adoption across the enterprise. But, while there are valid business reasons to embrace these new models, there is potential risk in implementation. Is this change necessary? If so, how can this change be accommodated effectively, safely? This session will cover some common elements of the risk of change - and of not changing - and suggest approaches to minimize risk as you adopt these new technologies.

Takeaways:

  1. The IT Landscape will continue to change leading to new processes, new technologies and new "standard" ways of doing IT business
  2. This changing Landscape will present security challenges where you will need to balance the "pain of same" vs the "pain of change"

Presented by:

Jim Richardson, CIO, Kansas City Life Insurance View details

 
 
 

4:05 pm - 5:00 pm

Executive Visions

Walking on Glass: From Fragility to Stability

Hear from a panel of InfoSec experts on how gender diversity has helped accelerate the growth of the tech industry, particularly in the security space. Gain insight from their experience navigating the proverbial glass ceiling as we talk about how far we've come, and how much there is left to do.

Moderated by:

Kara Lowe, Chief Operating Officer, KC Tech Council

 

Panelists:

Britney Hommertzheim, Head of Information Security- US, AMC Theatres View details

 
 

Cindi Carter, CSO, MedeAnalytics View details

 
 
 

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm

Closing Remarks


Presented by:

Kara Lowe, Chief Operating Officer, KC Tech Council

 
 

5:10 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour