Healthcare & Life Sciences IT & Security Leaders Content Week Agenda

2020 was the year that forever changed healthcare. Providers, payers, and patients alike made a dramatic shift toward digital health tools and grew accustomed to the benefits of digital care. To sustain healthcare delivery excellence in a post-pandemic world, hospitals and health systems will need to reimagine healthcare, incorporating innovative digital technologies to redefine the model of in-person vs. virtual care for the long term.

Ben Barnes, Global Go to Market Leader, Micro Focus

In the midst of rapid market shifts, the temptation exists to chase technological “shiny objects.” In a race to adopt the latest digital innovations, we can’t lose sight of the importance of comprehensive solutions and unified architecture. Join this interactive roundtable to discuss the key objectives for CIOs and CISOs looking to filter out the noise surrounding health innovation and stay on track with solid health IT and digital strategies.

Join this interactive roundtable to discuss the key objectives for CIOs and CISOs looking to ramp up the technology to meet strategic projects identified pre-pandemic.

Make sure you sign up early! This intimate roundtable session will be capped at 50 participants.

Ben Barnes, Global Go To Market Leader, Micro Focus

It is difficult for IT to focus on driving healthcare innovation when 70% of your budget and time is spent Keeping The Lights On. In this session, you’ll learn how you can transform your IT infrastructure with a cloud smart strategy – placing the right workloads on the right cloud whether on-premises private, public, or multi-cloud. We’ll also discuss how to use a financial analysis framework both to evaluate alternative solutions as well as how to build a compelling business case to achieve the funding to deploy the technologies that make sense.

Steve Kaplan, VP Customer Success, Finance, Nutanix

In the recent Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Index report (compiled by VansonBourne), 70% of healthcare respondents said that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused IT to be viewed more strategically within their organizations. How can IT leverage technology to further shift from cost center to innovation center? 

The conversation will include:

  • How do you measure the value of innovation in a manner that resonates with the business?
  • What type of infrastructure strategy helps build business trust and secure innovation budget?
  • What type of challenges and opportunities have your peers have encountered in their efforts to shift IT from a cost centre to an innovation centre.

Make sure you sign up early! This intimate roundtable session will be capped at 50 participants.

Cloud computing offers a new(ish) way of delivering IT services for clinicians, providers, payers and researchers. Often touted as a panacea, it’s purported to offer a number of benefits to customers (agility, scalability, favorable pricing to name a few) and vendors love the subscription pricing model. Peel back the layers, though, and it’s clear that making the transition to the cloud is a bigger decision than many vendors would have you believe. This presentation will cover the different types of cloud services, the migration paths that will get you to the cloud, and the risks and roadblocks you may encounter along the way, and provide you with a decision-making framework. Along the way, we’ll discuss some major points of relevance for healthcare including big data and analytics, security and privacy, interoperability, monitoring, and vendor management.

Jeremy Roberts, Research Director – Cloud & Core Infrastructure, InfoTech Research Group

Jennifer Jones, Sr. Research Advisor, InfoTech Research Group

As a Virtual Mobility Solution (VMS) provider, Hypori delivers a highly-secure, centrally managed, budget-conscious BYOD solution that employees want to use. With Hypori Virtual Mobility, you maintain 100% separation of personal and organization data with zero device footprint. A mobile remote workforce is essential today and in the future. Hypori allows employees to use their devices while maintaining individual privacy, provides the highest cybersecurity levels, enables HIPPA compliance, and addresses enterprise-wide technology needs. Explore Hypori with us to learn how VMS can support your organization.

Brian Kovalski, SVP, Hypori

As cyber-attacks increase in complexity, frequency, and velocity, in our experience, many enterprise organizations are reliant on outdated IT governance. The organizational paradigm is limited by slow-moving bureaucracy and scarce resources. This situation is often the result of a limited understanding of the risks on the part of decision-makers, like board executives who rely on outdated corporate governance frameworks that were developed in response to accounting scandals – e.g., WorldCom, Enron, Tyco, etc. – not cyber risks.

Enterprise executives continue to propagate a compliance check-box mindset that values minimal security control investment to meet audit standards. The focus on audit/compliance misses the costs that may extend beyond regulatory penalties into financial losses that are not always small enough to recover from without significant repercussions.

In this session, we draw from consulting experience, candid conversations with security leaders, and empirical research to define the current issues plaguing enterprise cyber governance, while offering specific remedies for organizational leaders striving for an effective governance model that moves beyond audit compliance to iterative and measurable risk reduction.

Levi Gundert, SVP Global Intelligence & Customer Success, Recorded Future

Last year the healthcare industry saw an unprecedented level of ransomware attacks, with many healthcare providers introducing a remote workforce for the first time ever and having to lay off staff, including IT and security. Hacker behavioral tactics are intensifying and managers must arm their companies and employees with the strategy, infrastructure and support needed to defend against this threat.

This discussion will highlight what Agio’s vCISOs and cyber analysts are seeing in the healthcare industry as it relates to the threat landscape and will equip participants with:

  • A strategic plan to build cyber-resilience that can flex with your organization’s cyber-needs 
  • An overview of vendors and services that can improve your line of defense 
  • Best-in-class training ideas to raise your team’s awareness and reduce ransomware exposure

Ray Hillen, Managing Director, Cybersecurity, AGIO