BFSI IT & Security Leaders vForum Agenda

Today, the primary CEO priority is growth, with technology as a key enabler. However, vendor policies pose major roadblocks to innovation, growth, and competitive advantage by forcing you to spend limited budget, resources, and time on projects that may not drive your business. ​Learn how you can take control of your IT roadmap by choosing a Business-Driven Roadmap designed around your business objectives and not the vendors. Leverage vendor software, but do it on your terms, on your timetable, and with the flexibility, funding, and freedom to focus on initiatives that support growth and competitive advantage.​

When it comes to technology adoption, the goal of managing change in the workplace is twofold: create as little disruption as possible, and get your employees to embrace said change. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become extremely challenging for companies to achieve this with other major events occurring simultaneously in the workplace. 

However, as businesses adapt to operating during a pandemic, managers still have an opportunity to guide their teams through the technology adoption process effectively by leveraging several change management best practices.

The role of the CIO has been on a steady rise for the past several years. As companies continue to evolve and the way people work continues to change, the demands from today’s global, mobile, and distributed workforce are also rapidly evolving.  We’re at a point in time where the CIO, who’s role was once limited to ensuring that IT systems were working smoothly, is now front and center to defining the digital culture of an organization with a mega-trend at play that I like to call, ‘Systems of Experience.’  This presentation will focus on the role of the CIO amidst this shifting tide and what it takes to create a digital culture to support the future of work.

2020 has seen remote work go from a trend to a necessity, and the speed of this shift has placed both companies and employees in a challenging position. As the dust settles, maintaining effective and productive remote work has become the focus as organizations benign implementing long-term remote or hybrid strategies.

What’s more important; scaling agile or driving agile culture change? What’s critical to your business; delivering frequently or driving innovation,  changing the culture, developing excellence centers, or becoming a learning organization? How about excelling at all of the above?  Today’s agile organization requires new ways to develop leaders and establish collaboration practices between business, technology, and data teams. Organizations need to choose where standards are useful and when self-organizing practices deliver benefits. Most importantly, agile organizations need to agree on operating principles, transform the culture incrementally and plan as well as deliver. Hear from Amazon bestselling author Isaac Sacolick and acknowledged industry digital transformation leader about how continuously planning agile roadmaps can address culture transformation, mature collaborative practices, and drive innovation.

Isaac Sacolick, CEO, StarCIO

The cybersecurity skills shortage is still very real and impacting businesses of all sizes.  Cybersecurity expertise is in high demand, and required for extensive security testing and planning, but a large amount of the work of cybersecurity remains repetitive and automatable. Let’s look at how – through the use of automated tools – others in the organization can learn to think like attackers while they contribute to the overall cybersecurity effort of the organization.

Mike Denapoli, Senior Security Architect, Cymulate

In the debate over an all-in-one cybersecurity platform versus best of breed solutions, the overwhelming majority lean towards best of breed in order to leverage the most impactful technology. However, does true best of breed exist? This session will look to explore this debate and how to implement a best of breed strategy when tech doesn’t necessarily integrate with other tech.

As the importance of a robust security infrastructure continues to grow, many organizations are struggling, stuck in a notion that security hinders innovation. However, many would argue this is not the case and an effective cybersecurity platform can in fact accelerate innovation.

In this session, we will discuss how to utilize cybersecurity technologies and strategies to provide a bedrock of innovation across products and processes.

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