CIO Carolinas Summit | Sept. 24, 2020 | Virtual Summit - Real-time Online Conversations

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - CIO Carolinas Summit

9:10 am - 9:20 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:20 am - 9:50 am

Keynote Presentation

Mission Impossible
As IT and Security leaders the job was always hard, in 2020 some are saying it's become impossible. Let's chat about how we can get the impossible done. 

Takeaways  
  • Previous tradeoffs no longer apply 
  • Collaborative culture is needed - every problem is bigger than one team. 
  • Valuing Engineering as a core competency is critical.

Presented by:

Bruce Lee, Chief Technology Officer, Centene Corporation

 
 

9:50 am - 10:30 am

Executive Visions

Steering Cultural Change

An IT executive's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years. Most leaders supervise teams and units beyond their IT department. Due to these changes in responsibilities, their success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, these roles have become both more attractive and more demanding. 

Takeaways:  

  • What are the significant changes regarding the role of the IT Executive 
  • How to keep up with the changing requirements  
  • How to properly measure an IT executive's success

Moderated by:

Steven Daniels, Former SVP Global Head of Enterprise CRM, Former US Bank

 

Panelists:

Benjamin Corll, VP, Data Protection and IT, Coats

 

Bruce Lee, Chief Technology Officer, Centene Corporation

 

Lalit Thakur, SVP, Chief Data Officer, American Tire Distributors

 
 

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Bring Your Own . . . Enhancement

Over the next 5 years, it's forecasted that roughly 30% of enterprises will augment BYOD policies to include ?bring your own enhancement? (BYOE) to add focus to augmented staff members. It will be tempting for IT to try and regulate or control human augmentation technology, but the real focus should be to exploit the employee's interest in BYOE to advance the business. We are seeing manufacturing companies currently using wearables to promote worker safety, and companies in both travel and healthcare industries are using these devices to boost productivity. With these technologies constantly evolving, organizations should contemplate how these enhancements can be leveraged in both the personal and professional lives of the workforce. 

Takeaways: 

  • Impactful examples of BYOE Technology  
  • Strategies to encourage employees to use AI 
  • Critical considerations for IT's need to regulate Augmented Technology
 

10:50 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

You Need to Know Who Is Accessing Your Data, But Do You Really?

Knowing who is accessing what data is at the heart of security. Today, users and attackers get to your data through a mesh of web applications, APIs, and microservices. Unfortunately, your database logs only report the querying source as an authorized intermediary application without the originating requestor's information. This blind spot causes glaring gaps during audits, slows incident response, and impede breach detection.

 Learn how to apply new ways of continuously linking originating users' information to every database access with cohesive interworking between edge WAF, server RASP, and Data Activity Monitoring tools.

Sponsored by:

Imperva View details

 
 
 

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Lessons Learned on a Cloud Migration Project

Key business objectives - Provide an improved, modern digital workplace for all our associates - that is MORE secure than our on-premises solution.

 Migrate out of our on-premises data center and away from capital HW buying, long term fixed hosting contracts to a more flexible "pay as you use what you need" model. 

Clean up all our old messes with data and address longstanding issues with "over retained" and ungoverned data.  

Takeaways: 

  • What part of your security does the CLOUD PROVIDER handle? What do YOU handle?  
  • How can your cloud solution be MORE secure than your on-premises solution? 
  • What tools are available to build a well governed cloud setup? How can we "clean up the mess" in our older setup? 
  • Brief tour of Microsoft options we use for our "secure cloud"

Presented by:

Mike Brannon, Director of Infrastructure and Security, National Gypsum Company View details

 
 
 

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

AI-Driven Development

Due to market shifts, the need for collaboration between professional data scientists and application developers is no longer necessary. Today, professional developers can operate alone using predefined models to deliver the top, AI-enhanced solutions. These models allow for developers to utilize tools tailored to integrating AI capabilities into your organization's solution. 

Takeaways: 

  • Learn more about how to utilize predefined AI integration models 
  • Learn how to apply AI to various data sciences, application development and testing functions 
  • Understand the potential benefit of self-governing programs over large data sets
 

11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Maintaining A Healthy Pace of Innovation

Today's environment has accelerated the pace of digital evolution. Companies are struggling with digital innovation (such as AI) as they adjust with the associated challenges. As such, leaders in more agile organizations have a great opportunity to be make adjustments, while those in larger organizations suffer through uninspiring, and potentially career limiting, short term results. 

Takeaways: 

  • How to avoid or deal with burn out  
  • Strategies for throttling down the pace in planning 
  • Lessons learned

Presented by:

Karl Hightower, Chief Data Officer, Novant Health View details

 
 
 

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Security in the Crosshairs - The Future Comes into Focus
All organizations, regardless of size, are continuously evolving through modern technologies. Having an incident response plan and an effective cybersecurity strategy is not a luxury, but rather a requirement. Finally, security training for employees to improve their awareness is becoming the rule instead of the exception. Security is now establishing a permanent footprint within the software development lifecycle, with SecDevOps/DevSecOps processes to incorporate security at all layers of development. 

Takeaways: 
  • Any organization can fall victim to a data breach  
  • Having a plan of action is essential to business survival 
  • Security has become a part of the conversation at nearly every level of an organization

Presented by:

Benjamin Corll, VP, Data Protection and IT, Coats

 
 

12:30 pm - 12:40 pm

Closing Remarks