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

 

8:55 am - 9:25 am

Keynote Presentation

All Eyes on You

Security breaches are the most intimidating threats for CISOs and security executives. Because of that, upper level management, shareholders and even consumers are focusing now more than ever on the security department. With that, CISOs need to see this as an opportunity to work closely with business stakeholders to incorporate cybersecurity strategy with their organization's business initiatives. This is an ideal opportunity to address skill shortages and increase professional development of the internal security workforce.

Takeaways:

  1. How the CISO's role has changed
  2. The latest security threats and how they can positively impact your team
  3. How to measures your teams shortcomings and areas for improvement
 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Learnings Along the Journey

We will explore key learnings from various industries and verticals on the good, the bad and the ugly of digital transformation. We will have an opportunity to not only be exposed to successful use cases, but also ask the hard questions behind those successes.

Takeaways:

  1. One of the best ways to learn is to hear the stories of success (and failure) from companies similar to yours
  2. Asking questions of HOW the journey unfolded are just as important as the end result
 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Regulations Mean Change

More complex regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), have came into play due to the rise of data breaches forces. As data today is viewed as a such an asset, it is also a tremendous liability. Understanding that, organizations has to consider both while they implement technologies that will both innovative their business, but also be cost effective.

Takeaways:

  1. Understand the latest regulations, such as GDPR
  2. How to tell business stakeholders that data protection can be a key differentiator for your organization
  3. The steps needed to take to be regulatory compliant

Presented by:

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

 

Think Tank

How Augmented Analytics Will Help Your Organization

Augmented Analytics focus on specific areas of augmented intelligence, using machine learning to enhance how data and analytics are presented and shared. As the capabilities of this technology advance rapidly, it is pivotal to understand these advancements.

Takeaways: 

  1. Learn more about Augmented Analytics' role as a key feature of data preparation and management, process management, process mining and data science platforms 
  2. How to optimize the decisions and actions of all entire team, not just those of analysts and data scientists 
  3. Using Augmented Analytics to automate the process of data preparation, insight generation and insight visualization
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

From the Front Lines: 5 Best Practices for Application Defense in Depth

Everyone knows applications are the lifeblood of the enterprise, but as the threats multiply and come at an ever-faster rate, protecting those applications becomes a massive challenge. Layer in the issues associated with moving applications to the cloud, using open source code, implementing rapid release cycles, and being forced to use legacy apps when the development team is long gone, and it's easy to see that application security can be a thankless, endless job. 

Layered security, or defense-in-depth, is an admirable goal. The problem is, how do you achieve it? We've been on the front lines for years, finding what works and what doesn't. In the process we have distilled five best practices that will help enterprises of any size tackle the thorny problem of application security in a dynamic world where change is the only constant. 

A combination of defenses at the edge, in the network and inside the applications themselves forms the core of the best practices. Layered on top are two additional practices that make all the difference: full real-time visibility with analytics, to help beleaguered security analysts quickly distinguish real threats from noise and take action based on full context; and a consumption model that allow the enterprise to quickly, easily and cost-effectively move protections to where they will do the most good. The result? Vastly improved application security, effective remediation, and a DevSecOps model that works.

Sponsored by:

Imperva View details

 
 
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

AI-Driven Development

Due to market shifts, the need for collaboration between professional data scientists and application developers is no longer necessary. Today, professional developers can operate alone using predefined models to deliver the top, AI-enhanced solutions. These models allow for developers to utilize tools tailored to integrating AI capabilities into your organization's solution. 

Takeaways:

  1. Learn more about how to utilize predefined AI integration models
  2. Learn how to apply AI to various data sciences, application development and testing functions
  3. Understand the potential benefit of self-governing programs over large data sets

Presented by:

Kyle Donaldson, CTO, H&R Block

 

Think Tank

The Solution for Your Legacy System's Security: The Cloud

Over the lifespan of an organization, CIOs/CISOs have developed and implemented technologies that have been key to the organization's success. However, CISOs and their security teams today find themselves stuck ensuring that legacy systems are secure. The solution is cloud-delivered security products that are more agile with the ability to implement new detection methods and services faster than on-site solutions.  
While cloud security is an ideal solution, it is important to know that using the cloud is more than moving legacy management servers to the cloud. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Review the status of legacy system security 
  2. What cloud solutions are the best fit for their business 
  3. What are the main needs in regards to system's scale, data telemetry, staff growth, machine learning, API-based access, and more
 

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.

Presented by:

Shane Harsch, Senior Solutions Principal, RSA View details

 
 

RSA View details

 
 
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Going Mobile: Mobility as a Driver of Enterprise Transformation

Mobility has changed everything. Customers expect to engage and consume where and how they want. This power shift from company to customer has put increased pressure on on businesses to change. However, mobility can also be the beacon that drives a company's digital transformation due to its universality in experience and understanding.  

Takeaways: 

  1. Mobility is changing both how employees and customers think about and interact with a company 
  2. Mobility can also be the overarching driver that enables a CIO to rally an organization to the next step on the digital transformation journey
 

12:40 pm - 1:50 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CISO

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

Takeaways:

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

Panelists:

Kyle Donaldson, CTO, H&R Block

 
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Driving Digital Transformation: Proactive Path vs. Reactive Response

Shakespeare wrote that we should be afraid of greatness as "some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". This is true today as well for CIOs and CISOs. Digital transformation will happen, the only question being will the CIO drive it or will it be thrust upon them. We will discuss how to be a proactive voice in driving your company's digital transformation journey instead of waiting and responding to the voice of others.

Takeaways:

  1. Digital transformation is happening with or without our actions
  2. The most successful CISOs will drive this transformation from a proactive point of view instead of reacting to internal and external voices

Sponsored by:

nCipher View details

 
 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Machine Learning Is Here to Help, Not Replace

Over the next few years, machine learning (ML) will be a regular security practice and will offset skills and staffing shortfalls. Today though, ML is better at addressing smaller, more specific problems. Technology leaders have to understand that humans and machines complement each other and work better together than alone, as ML can assist humans in addressing uncertainty by presenting relevant information.

Takeaways:

  1. Discuss the ways machine learning can assist teams and organizations
  2. How to make the right machine learning choices for your organization
  3. The future of machine learning

Think Tank

Enhancing Your Edge

Edge computing is computing topology in which the content collection and delivery are placed closer to their endpoints. The goal of edge computing is to keep the traffic and processing local to eliminate delays and reduce traffic. Currently, edge computing is being driven by IoT and requires processing to be close to the end rather than on a centralized cloud server. However, rather than creating brand new architecture, cloud computing and edge computing will evolve into centralized service executing on centralized servers, on-premise servers and on the edge devices themselves. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Review your organization's progress within edge computing. 
  2. How to adapt centralized service execution. 
  3. The future of edge computing and its potential capabilities
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

The Importance of Engaging CISOs in Digital Transformation

The digital transformation challenge is significant for all, but CIOs need to understand the importance of engaging their CISO as well. Capturing IoT data from capital assets is a challenge on its own; however, many also struggle with the workforce's preference for entrenched processes as well as the executive team's expertise for managing physical assets, which is contrasted by their discomfort with digital transformation.

Executive Boardroom

Big Data Analytics - A Fundamental Shift

We have moved from an information-poor to an information-rich society. Practically unlimited availability of data, computing, networking and socio-mobile connectivity are fundamentally altering our world. In particular, they are enabling businesses to become more effective and efficient by using big data analytics - collecting all relevant data and automating their processing to drive decision making. This represents a fundamental shift from traditional business analytics, where limited amount of structured data is batch-processed to produce standard Business Intelligence reports. We will assess the current state of big data analytics, technology and business trends, and their enormous implications to the future of all businesses. 

Takeaways: 

  1. How Big Data analytics is different from traditional business analytics
  2. What businesses are getting out of Big Data analytics 
  3. Why Big Data analytics will become critical to every business
 

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Geopolitical Landscape's Effects on Organizations

The recent U.S. government bans against Russian-based security products and Chinese smartphones are the latest results of suspicion and distrust of competing world powers. Organizations working with government entities must be aware of the geopolitical stipulations regarding their business relationships. Even with the geopolitical landscape, the buying decisions of security products are still based on trust in the supplier. It is important for CISOs and security leaders to incorporate geopolitical risk in all business-critical software, hardware and services purchasing decisions - even if that means considering local alternatives.

Takeaways:

  1. Review the geopolitical landscape and how it has effected industries and organizations
  2. What to be aware of with your buying decisions
  3. What to anticipate and prepare for in the coming years

Think Tank

The Latest in Blockchain

Entire industries are reshaped with the implementation of blockchain due to its promise to enable trust, provide transparency and reduce friction, as well as lowering costs and improving cash flow. Currently, financial institutions, governments and many other institutions have a centralized trust model that adds delays and friction costs to its transactions. Consumers are warmly welcoming blockchain and its ability to provide an alternative trust model and removing the need for central authorities in monitoring transactions. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Cover the latest advancements in blockchain implementations 
  2. Reasons why it is significant to at least begin evaluating blockchain even if you're not looking to implement it immediately 
  3. What roadblocks your organization may run into with blockchain implementation
 

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Navigating Security & 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"
 

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Becoming More Decentralized

Today, increased centralization has put the power and trust into the hands of the few big players. This, of course, raises many security concerns. The risk of disruptions and undesirable outcomes increases as centralization opens the door to exclusive possession or control of commodities and services. As a result, technologies like Blockchain implemented to create decentralized alternatives as they move computing resources away from centralized servers. 

Takeaways:

  1. Evaluating the risks of centralization on availability, confidentiality and resiliency
  2. Exploring decentralized technologies like Blockchain and edge computing that offer visibility as well as enhanced security for your organization
  3. Understand the fact or fictionalization of developing AI strategies and the cause for concern for decentralized AI models

Think Tank

GDPR Causing Confusion with Cloud Technology

Security is and will continue to be an issue within cloud technology especially with recent regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Because of the advantages and opportunities of the cloud, organizations will likely rush into cloud technologies without being fully aware of the security risks. After GDPR came into effect, there is now an even greater responsibility on organizations to manage their data compliantly as they continue transformations towards the cloud. 

Takeaways: 

  1. How GDPR affects your organization's security and cloud services
  2. Discuss the threats that cloud technologies present and how your organization may be more vulnerable  
  3. Regulations' impact on the future of cloud security
 

5:00 pm - 5:15 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 CISOs 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 CISO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers
 

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour