TOLA IT & Security Leaders Forum

  • This Event Took Place

    March 5 – 7, 2023

Top 10 Priorities for the CIO & CISO

CIOs & CISOs are faced with understanding the implications of external trends and determining what capabilities are most important to support the organization moving forward.

Discover the five priorities that will help CIOs & CISOs navigate the opportunities and risks of the year ahead.

Presented by: Bryan Tutor, CIO & Executive Counselor, Info-Tech Research Group

Security Validation as the Heart of Exposure Management

To increase security readiness given today’s dynamic attack surfaces and diverse cyberthreats, security professionals need to move away from traditional vulnerability-centric methods to a new approach that identifies exploitable security exposures in their live IT environments.

Gartner describes Exposure Management (EM) as a new framework that incorporates the adversary’s view to continuously uncover exploitable security gaps, and prioritize remediation accordingly. One of the pillars of EM is security validation, which provides evidence of attackers’ possible achievements in the context of an organization’s deployed assets, configurations, and security controls.

During this session, we presented a pragmatic approach to implementing an Exposure Management strategy, focusing on automated security validation.

Presented by: Autumn Stambaugh, Senior Solutions Engineer, Pentera

How to Maximize ROI on Digital Investments with Value Stream Management and FinOps

As macro-economic concerns increase in 2023, organizations are looking to drive higher ROI from digital investments. Value Stream Management helps DevOps teams accelerate time to market and build on success by unifying your organization’s business and technology objectives. But accelerating revenue must be accompanied by optimized operational expenditures in order to maximize ROI. That’s where FinOps comes in.

In this session, you’ll learn how Micro Focus, now OpenText simplifies Value Stream Management by helping organizations track, analyze, and predict resourcing, reduce risk, and identify waste to help you increase value as a product flows from “strategy to delivery” to achieve superior business outcomes. Then you’ll learn how FinOps can help you optimize the cloud costs that are driven by agile development through a three-step approach: Inform, Optimize and Operate. This will enable you to:

  • Maximize Business Value and Effectiveness: Discover, visualize, and manage the flow of value from “strategy to delivery” powered by AI and analytics that is easy to deploy.
  • Accelerate Delivery and Efficiency: Integrate with your existing toolchains to improve productivity and remove friction in the value stream with smart automation.
  • Gain Competitive Advantage: Differentiate customer experience with high-quality value stream insights to manage risk and streamline delivery. Empower continuous feedback, learning, and improvement.

Open the presentation to learn why the time for a joint VSM/FinOps approach is now and how to capitalize on it the easy way.

Presented by: Parker Reguero, Enterprise Sales Director, ADM West, Micro Focus by OpenText & Travis Greene, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, OpenText

Inclusive Leadership: Keys to Modern Leadership

Leadership now requires us to be adaptable, transparent, and authentic.

In this presentation we discussed how to:

  • Connect people to purpose
  • Be adaptable
  • Focus on the whole person
  • Be humble and teachable
  • Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

Presented by: Nickoria Johnson, Chief Diversity Officer for Credera