West IT & Security Leaders vForum Agenda

A brief introduction to the forum and overview of what to expect over the coming days followed by the Keynote Presentation.

Today, leaders driving transformation programs are investing in customer experience, automation, agile practices, DevOps, and analytics to ensure competitiveness as industries transform. These are the table stakes for IT leaders, and they must drive smarter, faster, and innovative transformation programs to drive growth and profitability. Success will require IT leaders to empower their organizations with self-service technologies, succeed with change management programs, and enable differentiating capabilities with a combination of artificial intelligence and IoT. Hear from Isaac Sacolick, author of Driving Digital, contributing editor at CIO and InfoWorld, and President of StarCIO on how IT leaders must steer their transformation programs to succeed in digital’s post-COVID wave.

Isaac Sacolick, CEO, StarCIO

Enterprises progressing through their cloud adoption need to ensure that they have cost management strategies in place to control their spend as they continue to migrate services to cloud providers. In this session, we’ll discuss cloud costs management strategies you can use to reduce your cloud costs immediately.

As the speed of digital transformation for organizations of all sizes continues to quicken, evaluating, and implementing the appropriate technology for your needs becomes increasingly more challenging. Especially when budgets are tightening for many. Join your peers for this candid discussion on how technology leaders are qualifying disruptive technologies to avoid costly mistakes.

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

Join a team with your peers to take on the SINC IT & Security Leader Quiz & Networking Hour with some amazing prizes up for grabs!

The role of the CIO has been on a steady rise for the past several years. As companies continue to evolve and the way people work continues to change, the demands from today’s global, mobile, and distributed workforce are also rapidly evolving.  We’re at a point in time where the CIO, who’s role was once limited to ensuring that IT systems were working smoothly, is now front and center to defining the digital culture of an organization with a mega-trend at play that I like to call, ‘Systems of Experience.’  This presentation will focus on the role of the CIO amidst this shifting tide and what it takes to create a digital culture to support the future of work.

2020 has seen remote work go from a trend to a necessity, and the speed of this shift has placed both companies and employees in a challenging position. As the dust settles, maintaining effective and productive remote work has become the focus as organizations benign implementing long-term remote or hybrid strategies.

As the importance of a robust security infrastructure continues to grow, many organizations are struggling, stuck in a notion that security hinders innovation. However, many would argue this is not the case and an effective cybersecurity platform can in fact accelerate innovation.

In this session, we will discuss how to utilize cybersecurity technologies and strategies to provide a bedrock of innovation across products and processes.

Employees are working remotely, attacks are on the rise, and security leaders have even more eyes on them than ever before.

This session will explore what is required to secure the new normal world, whatever that may look like.

Join your peers for the Virtual Escape Room Experience and work in teams to beat the clock!

Places are limited. Details on how to join will be sent out to registered attendees!

The job of the security executive is tough. Changes to the professional landscape as a result of the pandemic have presented new challenges as businesses adopt work from home policies. Executives are now being asked to produce more with less during a time of ever-growing threat sophistication–to say these are unprecedented times is an understatement. Successful leaders are having to pivot, and adopting a threat-informed defense strategy is one of the best ways to do so. Threat frameworks like MITRE ATT&CK offer tremendous opportunity for you to reshape your security program and bring constant validation of effectiveness, create meaningful and real metrics to measure and benchmark performance, and model emergent threats to know where you really stand. This talk will walk you through the many use cases that can lead you down a tractable path of security optimization.

Chris Kennedy, CISO AttackIQ

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.

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

Moderated by: Chris Kennedy, CISO, AttackIQ

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