CIO Washington D.C. Summit | Dec. 16, 2021 | 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, December 16, 2021 - CIO Washington D.C. Summit

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome Address

 

9:10 am - 9:40 am

Keynote Presentation

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

 

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Keynote Presentation

Why Zero Trust is the World's Only True Cybersecurity Strategy

Zero Trust is revolutionizing network security architecture: it is data-centric and designed to stop data breaches. Zero Trust also adds a layer of agility to modern networks that is impossible to do in traditional network designs. These 21st century networks have been adopted by government entities and large enterprises around the world. In this session, we will discuss why Zero Trust is the world's only true cybersecurity strategy and how a Zero Trust Strategy can help you achieve your tactical and operational goals. This session will also demonstrate how Zero Trust will not only transform network security but function as a business enabler, by focusing on the businesses grand strategic objectives.

 

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Networking Session

AM Break
 

10:30 am - 10:55 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

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

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.

 

11:00 am - 11:25 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

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.

Executive Boardroom

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.

 

11:30 am - 11:55 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

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.

Think Tank

Why Organisational Resilience Depends on an Integrated Security Architecture to Reduce Risk

The risk extends beyond the perimeter and requires extending your protections against external, insider, and 3rd party threats. It's not just your perimeter that is at risk, it's your customers, your supply chain, your staff, and your business reputation that could be easily tarnished with just one breach.

 

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

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 รข?" 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

Executive Boardroom

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?

 

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

Vendor Showcase

CDM Shark Tank

Our community strives to develop innovative ideas for next generation security. Hear leading start-up's pitch their ideas, followed by a live Q&A

 

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

Open Forum Luncheon

Networking Lunch
 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Driving Commercial Value Through Data & Analytics

How do you scale up digital and data platforms whilst empowering everyone in the company to drive commercial value through technology? Breno Gentil shares his experiences of being a forward-thinking technology leader in an ever-changing world.

Think Tank

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity - Dream vs. Reality

Opportunities for use of AI appear to be limitless. The claims go from a promise that automated security protection will make the job of security professionals much easier up to the extreme that the (artificially) intelligent systems can entirely replace humans. But what realistically can we expect from AI? The answer to this question is especially important in the context of cybersecurity. Overestimating capabilities of the AI enabled cybersecurity systems could provide a false sense of security. Underestimating the value of the AI systems, on the other hand, would leave us with inefficient cybersecurity protection. In both cases our systems would be vulnerable to the attacks of those that use sophisticated AI techniques and tools.

 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

CDM Tech Advocates

Our community has a strong belief that talent is the main ingredient to help an organization pivot quickly in today's environment, and ultimately ensure a successful digital transformation. According to the 2021 Fortune/Deloitte CEO Survey, 94% of responding executives list DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) as ?a personal strategic priority/goal? with 90% saying their organization aspires to be an industry leader in this space. Join us for a regional spotlight on how business practices and technology can be designed to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society

 

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Securing 2021 and Beyond- Preparing For What Lies Ahead
  • The operational landscape has significantly changed and we need to ensure we are simultaneously efficient and secure 
  • As the threats and risks with rapid digital transformation and remote working continue to evolve, we need to be agile in our security solutions
  • We had to pivot quickly this past year and now it is time to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead

Think Tank

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?
 

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

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

Using Automation to Cure Vulnerability Management Headache

An exploration of vulnerability management approaches and how automation can help prioritise and assist risk-based decisions. This in turn can help organisations get on top of their vulnerability challenges. With reference to real-world solutions and case studies, we shall investigate the difference automation can make.

 

3:55 pm - 4:05 pm

Networking Session

PM Break
 

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Essentials of Securing Active Directory in a Hybrid Environment
In this session we will discuss AD access points used in recent cyberattacks, security risks to watch for in managing AD.

  • Top security risks to watch for in managing a hybrid identity environment
  • Preparing for AD attack remediation - Understanding limitations of native AD rollback capabilities
  • Ensuring post-attack recovery doesn't re-introduce malware
 

4:35 pm - 5:20 pm

Keynote Presentation

Balancing an Ecosystem of Risk, Security and Trust
 

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

 

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour