SLED IT & Security Leaders Content Week Agenda

Today, once again, we find ourselves in a place where we have been many times before: the end of a pandemic, the end of a recession and the start of an era of business recovery and returning to business growth. However, past recovery and return to growth periods provide little assistance in helping us chart a “2021 and beyond” recovery course. In the past, all we had to do was rebuild our damaged businesses so they could once again operate in the familiar market and economic conditions prevailing prior to a recession or pandemic. But in 2021 we are heading into a type of recovery and return to growth period Unlike anything we have seen before. Today, we must learn how to plan, recover and grow in the awaiting Digital Economy of the future.

Change is coming in the form of ones and zeros. As of today, dozens of nations have already published their strategic plans for building a “Digital Economy”. Government officials around the world are currently preparing for the day when they will regularly report on their “digital’s sector’s” size and contributions to their nation’s economic growth. Regulators are ironing out details on how “digital” will be measured.

This keynote will explain what a digital economy is and will outline the challenges company executives must overcome to successfully operate in a digital economy. We will also present a new set of methodologies that CIOs can use to make their companies “digital economy ready”.

What are some questions we are going to answer within this keynote?

  • What is a Digital Economy?
  • What jobs within a digital economy will be rendered unnecessary.
  • Why should I believe in the importance of a “digital economy” after enduring more than a decade of IT industry digital nonsense?
  • How and when will a business become a digital business?
  • How and when should a town’s, state’s or nation’s economy be classified as a digital economy?

Kenneth McGee, Research Fellow, Info-Tech Research Group

For many businesses, the path to Digital Transformation is not without challenges: from skills gaps to security, to data migration and performance concerns. Embracing a modern data protection solution that Cloud Data Management provides unblocks potential challenges and delivers the results your company needs to succeed.

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 innovation and stay on track with solid IT and digital strategies.

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

It is difficult for IT to focus on driving 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.

Modernizing IT starts with deploying an efficient, agile hybrid cloud architecture – but this is easier said than done. Legacy status quo bias alongside a frequently imprecise public cloud strategy lead to lengthy and costly migration journeys.

Which applications should be in public, and which in private cloud? This roundtable discussion is a great opportunity to learn what type of challenges and opportunities your peers have encountered in their IT modernization journeys.

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

Organizations have been moving to the cloud for several years now, but in the last year, our world has forced nearly everyone to leverage the scalability and speed of cloud platforms to support a remote workforce. With so many critical business functions running from these providers, it’s imperative to protect our data, systems and assets. But traditional strategies struggle to keep up with the scope and scale of the modern cloud environment, which is forcing a change in how we approach our security assessments and mitigation techniques. In this presentation, we’ll discuss the benefits and challenges presented to many organizations by the sudden move to cloud-based services and a newly remote workforce focused on business continuity, not security. We’ll also talk about some of the new ways we must evolve how we approach security and our internal programs to better align with the fast-paced and ever-changing nature of cloud services and assets and protect our organizations effectively, efficiently and at the speed required by today’s modern attack surface.

As a Virtual Mobility Service (VMS) provider, Hypori delivers an ultra-secure, centrally managed, reduced-cost BYOD solution that employees want to use. With Hypori Virtual Mobility, you maintain 100% separation of personal and enterprise data with zero device footprint. A mobilized workforce is our present and our future state of work. A virtual mobility solution like Hypori allows employees to use personal devices while maintaining privacy. Hypori provides the highest cybersecurity levels and addresses enterprise-wide technology needs. Come explore Hypori with us and understand how VMS can support your organization.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected billions of people around the world. Aside from the virus’ health ramifications, the corresponding lockdowns, travel restrictions, and closures have brought with them a tremendous economic impact. The unfortunate result is that many are hurting financially, having lost their jobs or otherwise suffered a drastic reduction in income. By implementing controls to prevent and monitor fraud, state agencies can greatly reduce the amount of unemployment fraud. Join this session to learn how Shape has been able to facilitate millions of dollars in fraud savings for organizations during the pandemic.
Zach Nalbone, Senior Solutions Engineer, Shape Security (Part of F5)
Melissa McRee, Sr Data Scientist, Shape Security (Part of F5)

Digital transformation can deliver a sustainable competitive edge for organizations across the state, local and education industries.  CIOs are often left to address: “How are we going to pay for this?” with ongoing operations and enhancements consuming 80%-90% of a typical IT budget. Hear how technology leaders from State, Local and Education sectors are evolving strategies to reallocate capital & resources to drive digital growth – all while improving security controls and meeting regulatory audit standards. Join us to learn how leading agencies and institutions are rethinking IT cost components and budget tradeoffs – and ultimately reducing operational drag.  Learn how they’ve evolved to improve IT service delivery, while freeing up critical funds to enable digital innovation initiatives, such as moving to hybrid cloud or multi-cloud environments, enhancing online and offline constituent experiences, implementing AI and ML capabilities, etc.

Anne Plese, Sr. Director Product Marketing, Rimini Street