CIO Seattle Summit | October 10, 2019 | Seattle Marriott Waterfront - Seattle, WA, 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, October 10, 2019 - CIO Seattle Summit

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Presented by:

Franklin Donahoe, CEO and Managing Member, Donahoe Advisory Group

 
 

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Presentation

Bringing Down the Barriers

With the role of the CIO expanding, CIOs are being pushed to increase digital business by using IT in ways that deliver cost saving methods and increased levels of productivity, as well as new opportunities. However, many believe that current methods for these opportunities have reached their end. As a result, it is time to reconfigure these methods in new, unique ways.

Takeaways:

  1. Latest strategies or methods to increase digital business
  2. How to confront resiliency or resistance to new digital initiatives
  3. The different types of behavioral patterns or mindsets to confront

Presented by:

James Rubert, Enterprise Chief Cloud Architect, Boeing View details

 
 
 

9:35 am - 10:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Future of Autonomous Things

Today, we are seeing more Autonomous Things technology than ever before. As a result, functions formerly performed by humans are being replaced with AI. This technology's automation goes beyond the automation by using AI to deliver innovative behaviors that interact more efficiently and effectively with their surroundings and with their end-users.

Takeaways:

  1. Cover the latest innovations in autonomous and networked entities for 2019
  2. Learn how these innovations will shape the different industries and business landscapes
  3. Discuss the potential compromises to privacy and safety in the future of AI

Presented by:

Zafar Chaudry, SVP CIO, Seattle Children\'s Hospital View details

 
 
 

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:20 am - 10:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

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:

Pathik Shah, Principal Sales Engineer, Imperva

 
 

10:50 am - 11:15 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Adoption in a Digital Transformation

An open discussion on driving end user adoption: Despite significant investments in modern workplace technologies, many organizations are actually not seeing productivity gains due to underutilization of the technologies provided to the workforce. Ensuring you focus on organizational change management and your end users' adoption will result in more empowered and engaged employees. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Learn from others what are key things to consider for successful adoption 
  2. Learn from others what has worked and what was failed 
  3. Learn what Seattle IT is doing for the City of Seattle's adoption of digital workplace tools

Presented by:

Dan Lewis, Director, Digital Workplace - Seattle Information Technology, City of Seattle

 
 

11:20 am - 11:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

ENABLING A BUSINESS-FIRST NETWORK: Moving from Software-defined to a Self-driving Wide Area Network

The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect? SD-WAN platform enables enterprises to shift to a business-first networking model where the network enables the business. Advancements in AI and machine learning enable EdgeConnect to continuously adapt to deliver real-time response and eliminate the impact of network disruptions. EdgeConnect unifies SD-WAN, firewall, segmentation, routing, WAN optimization and application visibility and control in a single platform. EdgeConnect is business-driven so business priorities are reflected in the way the network behaves to deliver the highest quality of experience.

Sponsored by:

Silver Peak Systems View details

 
 

Presented by:

Gunnar Gustafson, Director, Enterprise Sales, Silver Peak Systems View details

 
 
 

11:50 am - 12:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Mobile-centric Zero Trust Security Framework

Passwords are no longer sufficient protection against breaches because users are accessing information from a variety of untrusted devices, apps, networks, locations and services. So, in the reality of today's security world how does an organization protect itself? One answer is with a Zero Trust approach and framework to security. But with numerous theories about Zero Trust, how do you ensure that you've taken the right approach? In this session, discover how to: 

Takeaways: 

  1.  Drive business innovation with mobile productivity by giving employees the ability to use mobile, cloud and endpoints 
  2. Enforce corporate security without impacting the user experience 
  3. Redefine enterprise security strategies to address a perimeter-less environment

Sponsored by:

MobileIron View details

 
 

Presented by:

Girish Bhat, Vice President of Product Marketing, MobileIron View details

 
 
 

12:20 pm - 1:50 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CIO

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

Takeaways:

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

Moderated by:

Franklin Donahoe, CEO and Managing Member, Donahoe Advisory Group

 

Panelists:

Mark Koss, Director of Data Analytics, T-Mobile View details

 
 

Teresa Duran, CIO, John L. Scott Real Estate View details

 
 

Eric Finch, Chief Innovation & Technology Officer, City of Spokane View details

 
 

Karen Holmes, CISO, TrueBlue, Inc. View details

 
 
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Gaining an Aerial View of all Interactions on your Network

Network security has seen a resurgence in activity attempting to solve challenges detecting and responding to threats in the network. Some are focused on security analytics as a core business while others are pivoting from the network performance monitoring space into network detection and response. 

Increased complexity and frequency of attacks along with overreliance on prevention controls means the need for detection and response has never been greater. Join us as we discuss how network detection and response deliver an aerial view in your infrastructure.

Sponsored by:

Vectra AI, Inc View details

 
 

Presented by:

Kevin Sheu, VP of Product Marketing, Vectra AI, Inc View details

 
 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Cloud, Security and Compliance

Presented by:

Mark Novak, Executive Director, Cybersecurity & Technology Controls, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

How the modern CIO will lead their organization through a digital transformation.

CIOs today are called upon to continuously improve their customers' experience, in an effort to create as much value for the customer as they can รข?" often through massive digital transformation initiatives. This mandate is especially critical in markets where new entrants can easily carve away one's customers. What kinds of experiences do CIOs need to provide their customers? How do CIOs create a culture of ?thinking differently' in order to identify and subsequently address those experiences? What kinds of technologies are required in order to encourage this mindset while, at the same time, executing the business? 

Leading CIOs today implement a twofold strategy of running their businesses with an appropriate degree of structure and rigor while, at the same time, nurturing a culture of curiosity and creativity aimed at constantly improving their customers' experience. This ?bimodal' approach manifests itself in the methods and technologies that CIOs use to run their business. Tableau will share proven practices for implementing a bimodal analytics regimen in your enterprise.

Sponsored by:

Tableau Software View details

 
 
 

3:20 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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

Presented by:

Todd Humphrey, SVP Digital and Fan Experience, NHL

 
 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Assessing and Predicting the Looming Security Threats of the Future

DevOps, containers, microservices, IOT devices, cloud services and wearable devices are all seeing increased adoption across the enterprise. While there are valid business reasons to embrace these new models, there is potential risk in implementation. Looking toward the future, in terms of 3 to 5 years in the future, which adoptions loom on that horizon that poses the biggest security risks to the enterprise? Is it a realistic expectation that we can accurately predict these threats and risks ahead of time? This session will cover some of the threats and risks that IT and information security executives see on the horizon - and how we can get ahead of them to help keep our companies safe and secure. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Identifying some of the largest security and risk threats that we will see in the next 3 to 5 years 
  2. How to get ahead of these looming threats in order to avoid potential hacks or breaches

Presented by:

Brian Cady, Head of Information Security Strategy & Architecture, Providence St. Joseph Health View details

 
 
 

4:40 pm - 4:55 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
 

4:55 pm - 6:15 pm

Summit Happy Hour