CISO Washington DC Summit | February 22, 2018 | Washington, DC, 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, February 22, 2018 - CISO Washington DC Summit

7:00 am - 7:55 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

8:10 am - 8:40 am

Keynote Presentation

Running IT Like A Business in the Digital Age

In today's digital environment, marked by mobile and cloud computing, massive amounts of data, sensor embedded objects and powerful analytics, technology is crucial to every aspect of business, from product development to marketing and sales. Technology is changing the way companies in all sectors are run and managed and is a key enabler to deliver operational efficiencies, customer engagement, and revenue growth among other benefits to the enterprise. As this shift occurs, IT itself faces the very real possibility of no longer being something unique from the business, but instead a component of every aspect of the business. In this world, CIO's are expected to run IT like a business, moving the organization from a cost center to one that has the rigor and the characteristics of a business unit. This earns the CIO a seat at the table with the CFO, COO, CMO and CHRP, and investments in Information Technology is now seen as a strategic investment for the company.

Takeaways:

  • CEOs and boards of directors will no longer tolerate IT operating by its own set of rules, as a mysterious black box with no apparent business discipline or accountability
  • A proven practical approach to drive the transformation towards running IT like a business
  • Running IT like a business earns the CIO a strategic seat at the table
 

8:45 am - 9:15 am

Keynote Presentation

Strategic and Secure Mobility

Is mobility a cost? Or is it a key part of your strategy for business success? Many businesses are leveraging mobility to generate real and measurable returns and to increase their competitiveness. How? Join CDM Media and BlackBerry as we explore ways in which companies can strategically manage their mobility investments.

In our session we'll look at security - again from a strategic viewpoint. Security covers a wide range of issues in the modern enterprise. While protection of data is at the forefront, security involves many other aspects and issues from secure collaboration to the security and protection of employees in an increasingly tumultuous world. We'll deal not only with securing mobility, but how the strategic use of mobility can make you more secure.

 

9:20 am - 9:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Securing the Mobile, Cloud-First Enterprise

More and more organizations are embracing the cloud and mobility to improve productivity and make their business more competitive. This is turning the current security landscape upside down. At the same time newer, more advanced threats are creating new risks that traditional security appliances struggle to keep up with. CIOs and CISOs are looking for new approaches to securely adopt cloud and mobility. 

In this session Zscaler will discuss why many IT organizations are choosing to adopt a cloud-based approach to securely enable mobility, cloud applications and social media, while ensuring compliance and reducing risk. The audience will learn how a cloud security strategy can help them.  

  • Protect users from advanced threats: Why traditional security appliances are failing. 
  • Why full SSL content inspection is necessary to detect emerging, advanced security threats. 
  • How to embrace cloud with full visibility and control of Shadow IT. 
  • Get real-time visibility and control: mine billions of user transactions in seconds to quickly identify gaps in security and ensure compliance with corporate policies.
 

9:50 am - 10:15 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Scaling Rugged DevOps to Thousands of Applications
 

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Role of the CIO: Business Challenger, Innovation Driver

Since the inception of the role, the focus of the CIO has primarily been one of Technologist and IT Operations Manager; selecting the tools and services necessary to support the business, and then efficiently and effectively operating them. This is a future of declining organizational value however as technology becomes increasingly democratized and other organizational groups take control over individual systems and data sets. CIOs need to recast themselves instead as Strategists and Business Innovators; leveraging their unique position at the crux of the organization to propose alternatives to the accepted way of doing things, and to drive organizational growth through business alignment and organizational change.

Takeaways:

  • CIO's are at a fork in the road; they can continue to be Operational or evolve and become Transformational
  • Transformation efforts cannot stop at the boundaries of the IT department, they must reach into the business as a whole, addressing process and defining new capability
  • Visionary CIOs will move their departments from cost centers to value creators, and move themselves from executive afterthoughts to true organization leaders
 

11:05 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Become a Change Agent for Business Transformation

Today's modern CIO is embarking on a digital transformation journey exploring radical hybrid IT strategies and leveraging new technologies like Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big Data. However with 'keeping the lights on' legacy IT components costing nearly 90% of a typical IT budget, how can IT make powerful advancements and lead business change?

Join this interactive session to learn how award-winning CIOs are successfully tipping the balance by liberating people, time and money from costly ongoing maintenance of their ERP systems including SAP and Oracle, to invest in strategic initiatives that create real-world competitive advantage.

 

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Usable and effective security for empowered users, cloud, mobile and BYOD.

IT platforms today are more secure than they were 10 years ago but the risk of data breaches is higher today. It's because your IT has changed (cloud, BYOD, etc.) but your security hasn't evolved. In the meanwhile, attackers are targeting end users directly through phishing. 95% of all breaches involve compromised end user credentials. 75% of all breaches involve compromised end user devices. How can you take a modern approach to reducing the risk of data breaches? Attend this session to learn: 

  • How usable security is the most effective security in practice 
  • How to win the hearts of your users and business with multi-factor authentication 
  • Why a single platform can replace several mobile, cloud and authentication products 
  • How companies such as Facebook are securing BYOD, users and cloud apps using Duo

 

 

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Product Management ≠ Project Management: Improving Product Management in Government!

Government often equates "project" management with project management, and as a result more 75% of projects fail (Standish Chaos Reports). Most government "agile" projects are waterfall, with a daily standup--generally led by outsourced contractor teams. Moreover, human centered design (HCD) is conspicuously absent from the current Agile Manifesto. The U.S. Digital service (all government employees) brings best practices in product management from leading companies including Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon in-house to Government to design, develop, and deliver user-centered products--quickly and cost-effectively!

 

12:35 pm - 1:20 pm

Networking Luncheon

 

1:25 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Speaking the Language of the Business

For many years the CIO, has struggled with the concept of IT-Business alignment and finding ways to ensure that the IT department and the Lines of Business with which it integrates have a common understanding and ability to communicate. Now, as the CISO and the information security department grow out of the IT shadow, they increasingly find themselves in the same position. Their challenge however is greater in that the concepts of IT security are in many ways more abstract than those of generalist IT, and their activities often run counter to the goals of the rest of the organization. CISOs must learn for the trials and tribulations of the CIO and the IT department, and find common ground with the business, to ensure they can hear what their partners are saying, while communicating their own points in understandable terms. 

Takeaways:

  • IT-Business communications have long been strained and only now are improving across most organizations through concerted effort
  • IT has had to find ways to speak the language of the business " it was not the business that learned to speak IT
  • The CISO must adopt and emulate the successful communications practices and strategies of the IT department or risk serious relationship issues

 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Re-Architecting Enterprise IT with an Interconnection Oriented Architecture

Join Equinix to explore how renovating the IT core with an Interconnection Oriented Architecture is empowering enterprises to directly connect partners, customers and employees across geographies, devices and cloud services to deliver maximum growth, speed, security, scale and engagement.

 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Changing Times: How a Digital Collaboration Platform Supports and Fuels Federal Government Transformation

With the election of every new president, the federal government installs thousands of new cabinet officials and managers who influence the direction of more than 100 agencies and 2.7 million employees. As we're seeing now, the incoming administration can dramatically change the status quo. In this session you'll learn how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is using VA Pulse â?" a digital workplace hub â?" to facilitate transition and transformation. With more than 350,000 employees and a $150 billon budget, VA is the second-largest federal agency, with a workforce and budget comparable to a Fortune 10 company. This session will highlight the key role of VA Pulse in establishing buy-in, identifying best practices, and expediting implementation for three pillars of change management: workforce development, employee engagement, and knowledge management.

 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Bridging the Talent Gap: Building the Team of Tomorrow

There is no escaping the fact that the demands on the IT department are changing. Those changes are necessitating changes in the IT department itself and nowhere is this being felt more than in the roles and responsibilities of the IT staff themselves. Complicating this transition is the fact that every IT department is undergoing to change at roughly the same time making the personnel with the requisite skillsets extremely hard to find, and perhaps even harder to retain. Savvy CIOs need to quickly identify which are the hot skills they most urgently require and then build a strategy that allows them to build (train), borrow (outsource), or buy (hire) the right people with the right capability at the right time. 

Takeaways:

  • Commit to a talent-first organization which recognizes and rewards the most important asset you have " your people
  • Identify the skills most urgently in need and prioritize their acquisition
  • Determine which acquisition methods needs to be used for which skill to maximize impact and return on investment

 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

TBD
 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Disrupting Markets with Disruptive Technologies

While the combination of Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud have been present and disrupting IT departments and enterprises as a whole for over two years now, in many ways organizations have still not fully embraced them, have still not fully leveraged them. These new platforms allow organizations radically new ways to go to market, allowing for broad scale deployment of systems of engagement that create dynamic relationships with clients and prospects. Finding the resources, wherewithal, and ability to fully commit to these technologies and the capabilities they create has proven to be a struggle for many, but a struggle that can be overcome by leveraging the right partners that bring the right skills and experiences to bear.

Takeaways:

  • Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud are all here to stay; each one adds value to enterprises but collectively that value increases exponentially
  • The manner in which these technologies are implemented, operated, and utilized is different than the foregoing systems of record we are used to
  • Unique skills and capabilities are required to leverage the power and value of these platforms, skills and capabilities that can be in short supply

 

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm

Executive Visions

Facilitating Technology-Enabled Business Transformation

The role of the modern IT Executive is more complex than it has ever been before, not just because the technology landscape has become more complex, but also because increasingly IT execs have had to become a business-focused executive, not just a technologist. Long have we talked about the CIO and CISO getting a seat at the table but modern businesses are now demanding that their technology impresario join them and leverage his deep and rich technical acumen to allow the organization as a whole to better position itself for market-place success. To be successful, CxOs need to invest in themselves, in their personnel, and in the right technologies to allow them to position the IT department to proactively address business needs as an innovator and driver, rather than order-taker and enabler.

Takeaways:

  • IT leadership can no longer be simply technology focused, but must instead take their visibility into business process and become business focused
  • A broader business-focus does not preclude maintaining technology excellence however and indeed may demand more of it than ever before
  • Success for CxOs will be measured not in how they can enable enterprise decisions, but in how they can drive growth
 

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception