Dallas IT & Security Leaders Collaborative

Dallas IT & Security Leaders Collaborative

Venue

Dallas, TX

Date

Thu, September 21st, 2023

The Dallas IT & Security Leaders Collaborative will bring together the top Leaders from the city for a day of interactive sessions. We will address topics that are impactful to our Community and structure the sessions so our Executives can collaborate with one another via roundtables and workshop sessions.

The Dallas IT & Security Leaders Collaborative will be geared towards strengthening the IT community across Dallas, while creating beneficial networking opportunities that will contribute to the IT industry’s growth throughout the city.

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Collaborative Agenda September 21st, 2023

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM CST
NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Open seating buffet meal serving 5 star food and great Peer engagement before we kick off the day

8:55 AM - 9:00 AM CST
OPENING REMARKS

A Thank You from SINC – setting the tone for a great day! A brief rundown of the session format, App overview and how to win some great prizes

9:00 - 9:35 AM CST
MASTER OF CEREMONIES - KEYNOTE EXECUTIVE PRESENTATION

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9:45 AM - 10:45 AM CST
DRIVING THE BUSINESS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

It is no secret that technology is changing the fabric of business operations and outcomes, and collaboration between IT and the business is more important than ever before. The conversation is no longer about how to align IT with the business, however in many cases technology is still viewed as a commodity rather than an enabler. So what can we do to successfully change this mindset both within our own organizations and across the industry as a whole?

During this session, we will discuss the various challenges IT and digital leaders face when undergoing this cultural shift.

10:45 AM - 10:55 AM CST
REFRESHMENT BREAK

Circle back with your Peers on the content so far while grabbing a coffee and a snack

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
CLOUD STRATEGY

Containers emerged as an alternative to virtual machines that offer better architecture support. They are widely used by organizations to deploy their increasingly diverse workloads derived from modern applications such as big data, IoT, and edge/fog computing in either proprietary clusters or private, public cloud data centers. This session will take a deeper dive into container technology and when & why they are most effective.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
NETWORKING LUNCH

Open seating, Buffet-style lunch. Serving food for all tastes, pallets and preferences. Vegan, vegetarian, halal options available

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM CST
ACCELERATING INNOVATION THROUGH CYBERSECURITY

As digital innovations continue to drive the Enterprise transition, keeping cybersecurity at the forefront is now vital.

At this juncture, equipping the organization with the right skillsets and promoting deeper collaboration across companies has become the need of the hour. This open format discussion between attendees culminating in a panel discussing the takeaways from each small batch format dialogue will touch on:

  • AI and Machine learning
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Blockchain
  • Zero-Trust Model
  • Hardware authentication

2:05 PM - 2:15 PM CST
REFRESHMENT BREAK

Circle back with your Peers on the content so far while grabbing a coffee and a snack

2:20 PM - 3:20 PM CST
90-DAY PLAN IN YOUR NEW ROLE

You’ve just stepped into your new IT leadership role. Your first 90 days in a new IT leadership role should be focused on learning. Investing this time will help you understand the current state, appreciate the culture and inform your strategy. Prioritize these steps to kickstart improvement:

  • Understand your job. Learn the organization and industry you are in
  • Define and revise measurements for success
  • Articulate your vision and strategy
  • Organize people for success
  • Build culture
  • Revise processes for success & delivery, and suitable for the environment and the times
  • Upgrade technologies

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM CST
COCKTAIL & CANAPE NETWORKING RECEPTION

Stick around, avoid the traffic and mingle with your peers! Open bar and serving a few finger foods to hold you over