Canada IT & Security Leaders On-Demand Sessions

This virtual event took place from November 15 – 17, 2021

Tech Trends 2021: Thriving Through Disruptive Change

Presented by: Janice Clatterbuck, Senior Director, Executive Services, Info-Tech Research Group

In this new era of cyber-threat, characterized by both slow and stealthy attacks and rapid, automated campaigns, static and siloed security tools are failing – and the challenge has gone beyond one that is human-scalable. Organizations need to urgently rethink their strategy to ensure their systems, critical data and people are protected, wherever they are. Today’s Autonomous, Self-Learning defenses are capable of identifying and neutralizing security incidents in seconds, not hours – before the damage is done.

In this session, learn how self-learning AI:

  • Detects, investigates and responds to threats – even while you are OOTO
  • Protects your entire workforce and digital environment – wherever they are, whatever the data
  • Defends against zero-days and other advanced attacks – without disrupting the organization

Creating Differentiation with Integrated Experiences

Presented by: Manoj Gujarathi, Director of Product Management, Boomi 

Users have an on-demand mindset. Users want to be instantly connected to what they want, how, when, and where they decide. Users demand Integrated Experiences. Integrated Experiences are enabled through the confluence of information, integration, and interactions that transform engagement with customers, partners, employees. Integrated Experiences simplify your users’ life, increase trust and loyalty, and grant wishes. As an organization, Integrated Experiences means you’re truly maximizing your most valuable asset – data, you have a unified fabric of connectivity across your ecosystem, and you’re creating new touchpoints, products, and business models that delight and engage. Operationally, Integrated Experiences means your organization is more intelligent, agile, secure, and efficient, with a modern IT foundation. Boomi helps you help your customers by enabling Integrated Experiences. Our AtomSphere platform makes Integrated Experiences real by readying your data to fuel the integrated experience, connects all of your applications, systems, and endpoints, and engages users.

Improve Your Security Strategy: Master the 3 Levels of Decision-making

Presented by: Nathan Wenzler, Chief Security Strategist, Tenable

Your security team manages risks that affect business units and functions across your entire organization. Security is threaded through every aspect of your business, and your decisions have never mattered more. On a daily basis, you make decisions that affect day-to-day operations, data and system security, executive-level strategy and direction and quite possibly, the future success of your organization. Security leaders straddle the lines of executive, strategic, and tactical decision making, and must be experts at navigating all three of these levels. We’re wearing many hats, often switching between them from meeting to meeting, and it’s imperative that we can effectively communicate and drive decisions that improve and mature our security efforts across the board. 

This session will explore ways to enhance engagement with technical teams, business units and executives alike, while still maturing your security program to be more efficient and effective at managing and mitigating risk. Concepts and topics covered include: 

  • The 3 levels of decision making you must navigate on a daily basis and how they impact the rest of the organization 
  • Applying meaningful metrics to demonstrate value to executives and mature program operations for optimal effectiveness 
  • Finding program gaps where remediation efforts or SLA compliance is lagging, and taking steps to help affected teams improve and succeed 
  • How Tenable helps to improve operational efficiency, address threats and vulnerabilities faster, and demonstrate tangible business value at all levels of the organization

Cloud Security: A Real Life Case Study, Behind the Tech

Presented by: Peter Near, National Director of Technology, VMware & Craig Savage, Senior Security Strategist — VMware Information Security, VMware

As VMware Inc. adopted cloud across IT operations, their security team considered many angles including multi-clouds, multi-jurisdiction, and the need to secure both large and small deployments around the world. In this session we will dig in to how these risks were prioritized and managed within VMware’s IT team, and then break out into small groups to discuss how your Canadian peers are addressing cloud security in their organizations.

Sandwiches or SysAdmin: Digital Transformation in the Homeless Serving Sector

Presented by: Helen Knight, Nonprofit Digital Transformation Consultant

Building a compelling business case for digital transformation is a challenge faced by many technology leaders. It becomes even more complicated when the change beneficiaries are not the funders, and the choice to invest in technology feels like it is taking services from our most vulnerable citizens. Helen Knight, an award-winning leader of non-profit digital transformations will share how she modernized emergency shelters and foodbanks, and how she uses technology to optimize services for people struggling with poverty. Helen will also share ways technology leaders can use their skills to help people today, and speak about the challenges ahead for all of us.

Comprehensive Ransomware Defense: Taking Your Threat Defense to the Next Level

Presented by: Morten Gammelgard, Executive Vice President, BullWall

Criminals continue to innovate and beat traditional methods of detection. And all they need to do is get through one endpoint. So, unless you have 100% protection, 100% of the time, you’re at risk. Join Ricoh vendor BullWall for an informative session Ransomware along with a solution demo of RansomCare. RansomCare delivers multi–layered security against active ransomware attacks. Learn how to evolve your business security and reduce your risk of loss with automated containment.