West IT & Security Leaders vForum Agenda

A brief introduction to the forum and provide an overview of what to expect over the coming days.

Jason Cenamor, Chief Product Officer, SINC USA

Today, the primary CEO priority is growth, with technology as a key enabler. However, vendor policies pose major roadblocks to innovation, growth and competitive advantage by forcing you to spend limited budget, resources and time on projects that may not drive your business. ​Learn how you can take control of your IT roadmap by choosing a Business-Driven Roadmap designed around your business objectives and not the vendor’s. Leverage vendor software, but do it on your terms, on your timetable and with the flexibility, funding and freedom to focus on initiatives that support growth and competitive advantage.​

As businesses and organizations embrace their own digital transformation (DX) journey, change management becomes a critical success factor. However, success heavily depends on the people using the technology. Change management goes beyond acquiring an executive sponsor or providing staff training, it is about changing the mindset of the employees, impacts to their daily routine and how to operationalize it. The promise of rapid deployment and time to value hinge on having a strong change management program in place. How do we get change adopted across all levels of the company?

Join your peers for informal networking wrapped around an interactive activity allowing you to experience and establish the connections so very missed at in-person events.

The beauty of RPA is that it enables customers to bring a level of automation to legacy processes without having to rip and replace legacy systems. But when, where and how should it be applied to ensure effective use?

From insiders to sophisticated external attackers, the reality of cybersecurity today is that the threat is already inside. There are question marks over the sufficiency of legacy approaches to cybersecurity, which rely on knowledge of past attacks, to combat new, evolving attacks. A new approach to cyber defense is being deployed to detect and respond to these threats before they turn into a full-blown crisis.

In this session, we will discuss why autonomous response and machine learning is being seen as the future of defense and how the ‘immune system’ approach to cybersecurity can provide complete network visibility and the ability to prioritize threats in order to better allocate time and resources.

Looking ahead at the next 12 months, midmarket companies are most concerned with their cybersecurity strength. Industry research has found as businesses become more digital, these organizations believe security risks will increase in the next year. What steps should you take to avoid becoming the next victim?

The COVID Pandemic has placed many of our IT plans on hold and many of us will be rethinking what our “Next Normal” should look like. What is clear though is that security will become increasingly important as we move our data closer to the edge through IoT and remote workforce.  And this security has to be built in, not bolted on.  And this security needs to be rooted at the core of the server, in its CPU and beyond.  Join us as we discuss why this is becoming more important in today’s cyber world.

In the debate over an all-in-one cybersecurity platform versus best of breed solutions, the overwhelming majority lean towards best of breed in order to leverage the most impactful technology. However, does true best of breed exist? This session will look to explore this debate and how to implement a best of breed strategy when tech doesn’t necessarily integrate with other tech.

Join your peers for informal networking wrapped around an interactive activity allowing you to experience and establish the connections so very missed at in-person events.

To Cloud or Not to Cloud, that has been the question for some time now. For many, the move to the cloud has been an ongoing challenge. However, recent events have given the cloud a front-row seat in company survival. What has been holding you back? How can this be overcome? Is it too late?

The cloud war rages on, with 4 keys players cementing themselves as the top platforms and providers. But what makes one stand out from the other? Is it simply a case of personal preference or are there more, critical factors at play? Who will ultimately come out on top?

The digital economy is forcing enterprises to transform how they connect customers, partners, employees, and operations. Today’s market leaders credit their speed and business advantages to their digital platform. This session will focus on sharing insights into how global industry leaders deployed a digital edge by removing distance, leveraging edge & cloud computing, and interconnecting ecosystems.