CIO Seattle Summit | June 13, 2017 | The Westin Seattle - Seattle, WA, USA

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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.

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - CIO Seattle Summit

7:00 am - 7:55 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

Presented by:

Michael Schutzler, CEO, Washington Technology Industry Association

 
 

8:10 am - 8:40 am

Keynote Presentation

Retail Readiness for Blockchain Adoption

While much of the early focus on blockchain and distributed ledger adoption had been focused into the financial services sector, the technology that promises ultimate levels of verifiability and auditability of transactions has clear benefits to the retail sector, far beyond simply accepting Bitcoin. Whether it be to streamline entry into new markets by reducing the overhead required, or enhance trust and transparency in traditional markets by providing permanent and unalterable transaction records, the technology has clear applicability. Though distributed ledger systems such as blockchain are still in their early days, CIOs owe it to themselves to begin investigating the technology and understanding both its applicability and it's limitations and challenges to best position themselves for potential adoption. 

Takeaways:

  • Blockchain adoption is still nascent but growing; can you afford to wait to be late to the game? 
  • Blockchain is about far more than simply adopting Bitcoin as a payment mechanism but any blockchain conversation must include a Bitcoin discussion 
  • Understanding use cases for distributed ledger, as well as their technical limitations, is the key to making educated adoption decisions
 

8:45 am - 9:15 am

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Keynote Presentation

Analytics & Cloud Together: Accelerating Innovation in the New Cognitive Era

Leading companies are disrupting the status quo by using data to inform business strategy and create new business models that fuel growth. CIOs have the power to uncover the insight that drives disruption and speeds transformation. Learn how leading IT organizations are maximizing the use of open source and cloud technologies alongside on-premises investments to accelerate innovation. And understand how CIOs are embracing new cloud-enabled consumption models while helping ensure data privacy, security and sovereignty.

Takeaways:

  • Integrating analytics into key applications and systems can enable people throughout an organization to access and act on insights when and where it matters most. 
  • Take advantage of more sources to enable better decisions. IT must create an environment with easy access to all types of data - structured and unstructured - from internal sources and those outside the organization. 
  • Data science teams are answering the toughest questions by leveraging open source development platforms and tools to build models more quickly and easily.

Sponsored by:

IBM View details

 
 
 

9:20 am - 9:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Become a Change Agent for Business Transformation

Today's modern CIO is embarking on a digital transformation journey exploring radical hybrid IT strategies and leveraging new technologies like Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big Data. However with 'keeping the lights on' legacy IT components costing nearly 90% of a typical IT budget, how can IT make powerful advancements and lead business change?

Join this interactive session to learn how award-winning CIOs are successfully tipping the balance by liberating people, time and money from costly ongoing maintenance of their ERP systems including SAP and Oracle, to invest in strategic initiatives that create real-world competitive advantage.

Sponsored by:

Rimini Street View details

 
 
 

9:50 am - 10:15 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Identity and the New Age of Enterprise Security

From a technology standpoint, as a society the world of business has gone through two distinct stages in the evolution of its information security focus. The first addressed network based protection and preventative controls such as firewalls and anti-malware. The second looked at data-centric and detective controls such as encryption and intrusion/extrusion monitoring. Since breaches continue to occur at a record pace, what is need new is clearly a new evolution, one that pushes towards individual focused security through granular user monitoring and management as provided by solutions such as Identity and Access Management. While IAM isn't a new technology field, it is one whose time has come and CISO need to begin investing in modern-day, light-weight, easy to implement IAM solutions now to stay ahead of the curve, and reduce enterprise threats. 

Takeaways: 

  • The breach onslaught demonstrates that existing security solutions are incapable of defending current threats 
  • Enterprises need to begin looking at security from an activity perspective rather than an artifact perspective 
  • IAM provides activity insight, and therefore threat awareness, no other platform can equal

Sponsored by:

RSA View details

 
 
 

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Planning for a MultiCloud Future

The promise of the cloud is almost beyond compare; infinite computing resources, unmatched reliability and uptime, instantaneous service availability, simplistic self-service and provisioning, and the low-low prices of a buy by the drink model. These are the reasons behind the rush to the cloud that we are currently experiencing, but the wholesale adoption does bring a downside " as more and more capability is moved to the cloud, more and more cloud providers are utilized since, for the most part, each provider offers only a limited suite of services. The MultiCloud environment that creates a new set of challenges that IT leaders need to overcome, notably resiliency, interoperability/integration, and security and compliance through careful planning and the lessons learned from building complex on premise distributed systems.

Takeaways:

  • As enterprises move to the cloud, MultiCloud environments will increasingly become the norm, not the exception
  • Consistent planning and thoughtful architecture will be essential to efficient and effective cloud deployments
  • IT leaders do not need to be alarmed, they've been down the complex environment path before, but they do need to be careful

Presented by:

James Rubert, Enterprise Chief Cloud Architect, Boeing

 
 

11:05 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

The Eye of the Storm

The most intense phase during a data breach investigation (the eye of the storm) can be very frustrating when answers to questions are difficult to come by. 

Questions such as how did they get in, how do they stay in and evade defenses, what are they after and who are they. During the eye of the storm, it can be very beneficial to already have meaningful intelligence and context that can help answer some of these questions. This session will provide answers to these questions and offer some best practice considerations for getting most out of threat data feeds. These threat data feeds offer threat context and can make the difference between taking meaningful action to reduce the impact of a data breach. Additionally, the presentation will offer insights into new Tactics Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) and associated risk-mitigation strategies for CISOs

Sponsored by:

Fortinet View details

 
 
 

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

TBC

Sponsored by:

Jive Software View details

 
 
 

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Building Dynamic Security Teams

There's no other way to say it than bluntly; Information Security is a white-hot field within Information Technology as a whole " over the last dozen years it has gone from after-thought, to scapegoat, to critical enterprise success factor. As a result, the need for capable and qualified Information Security specialists, whether front-line Analysts, mid-level Managers, or top level CISOs is at an all time high, but personnel and skills availability is sinking to an all-time (at least in terms of supply and demand ratio) low. There simply isn't enough expertise in existence to go around, or enough education occurring to create it. In this environment, senior Information Security leaders have to get creative in their pursuit of the people, performance, and passion necessary to address this capability shortfall. 

Takeaways: 
  • Learn how to build grass-roots programs that cultivate a farm full of potential security experts through internal and collaborative programs 
  • Find out how to leverage key organizational traits to generate buzz and interest where none existed before 
  • Understand the relevance of certs vs. experience and how to evaluate and validate the value of candidates

Presented by:

Andrew Tuck, CISO, Costco View details

 
 
 

12:35 pm - 1:20 pm

Networking Luncheon

 

1:25 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Moving from Operations to Transformations

The accepted number for the amount of the IT budget that is tied up in operational spend, in paying to maintain technology that has already been purchased, is 80% leaving only 20% for the IT department to use to drive new projects. Because this level of funding is so low, as much as 70% of IT sponsored projects fail. Yet IT departments are being constantly pushed to be innovative, to find a way to embrace new technologies and leverage them to drive business change. How can you do that when your time, money, and effort goes to just keeping the lights on? Join us as we collectively explore this issue and examine some of the successful strategies that are being leveraged by top IT leaders.

Takeaways:

  • The pressure on CIO's to drive change has never been higher, but fortunately neither has the opportunity to do so
  • Disruptive technologies don't just have the power to disrupt IT for the worse, they have the power to disrupt the business for the better
  • Fortune favors the bold; now is the time to take a leap into new modes of business to break the operational spend stranglehold

Think Tank

Big Data, Small Data, and all the Data in Between

Increasingly over the last several years the term Big Data has become prevalent, to the point that it is invariably all anyone thinks of when data is mentioned at all. Often what we think of when we use the term Big Data is actually unstructured data " all the new data forms that enterprises have never collected before and are being overwhelmed by the possibilities of. But big/unstructured data is by no means the only data enterprises have and core structured or small data is often still the most relevant and valuable data an enterprise owns. As we collectively push forward into a more analytics-centric and therefore data-centric world what we need is a considered all-data strategy, one that incorporates big data, small data, master data, and meta data.

Takeaways:

  • While Big Data is valuable, so is the rest of the data that an enterprise owns and consistent focus must be applied to all data forms and types
  • A holistic data strategy that considers and the balances the needs of all data structures, types, needs, uses, and owners is essential for efficient and effective data operations
  • For business that have not yet invested in Master Data Management, such a program is the ideal foundation for building a comprehensive data program
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Strategic and Secure Mobility

Is mobility a cost? Or is it a key part of your strategy for business success? Many businesses are leveraging mobility to generate real and measurable returns and to increase their competitiveness. How? Join CDM Media and BlackBerry as we explore ways in which companies can strategically manage their mobility investments.  

In our session we'll look at security - again from a strategic viewpoint. Security covers a wide range of issues in the modern enterprise. While protection of data is at the forefront, security involves many other aspects and issues from secure collaboration to the security and protection of employees in an increasingly tumultuous world. We'll deal not only with securing mobility, but how the strategic use of mobility can make you more secure.

Sponsored by:

BlackBerry View details

 
 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

TBC

Sponsored by:

Couchbase View details

 
 
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Privacy of IOT

As the Internet of Things becomes more widespread, consumers must demand better security and privacy protections that don't leave them vulnerable to corporate surveillance and data breaches. The most dangerous part of IoT is surrendering your customer's privacy, bit by bit, without realizing it, because they are unaware of what data is being collected and how it is being used. As mobile applications, wearables and other Wi-Fi-connected consumer products replace ?dumb? devices on the market, consumers will not be able to buy products that don't have the ability to track them. It is normal for consumers to upgrade their appliances, and it most likely does not occur to them that those new devices will also be monitoring them.  

Takeaways: 

  • Companies need to be more transparent. 
  • Unwanted Public Profile: You've undoubtedly agreed to terms of service at some point, but have you ever actually read through an entire document?  
  • Eavesdropping: Hackers could actually use a connected device to virtually invade a person's home.  
  • Consumer Confidence: Each of these problems could put a dent in consumers' desire to purchase connected products, which would prevent the IoT from fulfilling its true potential.

Presented by:

Michael Cockrill, CIO, State of Washington

 
 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Big Data is all about the Cloud

Of the four disruptive technologies, Cloud and Big Data are the two most top of mind for CIOs, the former because it has the potential to enhance agility and productivity while enabling efficiencies and reducing costs and the latter because it derives insights that drive competitive advantage and increases revenues. As the two continue to grow in relevance and importance to enterprise IT, and indeed to the enterprise as whole, it is only natural that they begin to intersect with the cloud becoming the optimal platform for the delivery of Big Data capabilities, either in-house through the use of IaaS/PaaS or out-of-house through SaaS or Analytics as a Service. IT departments and the CIOs that lead them then need to look to their Big Data and Cloud strategies and determine how best to align them to leverage the advantages where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. 

Takeaways:  
  • Cloud computing is a fundamental enabler of big data and advanced analytics capabilities 
  • IT can, and must, become a leader in enterprise analytical capabilities by becoming a broker of cloud services 
  • Cloud can benefit big data and analytics in a variety of ways with a variety of different delivery models each scaled to individual needs
 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Disrupting Markets with Disruptive Technologies

While the combination of Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud have been present and disrupting IT departments and enterprises as a whole for over two years now, in many ways organizations have still not fully embraced them, have still not fully leveraged them. These new platforms allow organizations radically new ways to go to market, allowing for broad scale deployment of systems of engagement that create dynamic relationships with clients and prospects. Finding the resources, wherewithal, and ability to fully commit to these technologies and the capabilities they create has proven to be a struggle for many, but a struggle that can be overcome by leveraging the right partners that bring the right skills and experiences to bear.

Takeaways:

  • Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud are all here to stay; each one adds value to enterprises but collectively that value increases exponentially
  • The manner in which these technologies are implemented, operated, and utilized is different than the foregoing systems of record we are used to
  • Unique skills and capabilities are required to leverage the power and value of these platforms, skills and capabilities that can be in short supply

Think Tank

Cloud Adoption Challenges on a Macro Level

The hype around the cloud is pervasive and can be potentially overwhelming but numerous studies have shown that tangible benefits can be had, whether in cost savings, efficiency improvements, or flexibility enhancements. That said numerous impediments exist to not just realizing that value, but even considering adoption; regulatory issues, integration challenges, business process revamp, and a dozen other challenges can halt cloud projects in their tracks before they get off the ground. In this group discussion we'll explore those inhibitors, understanding which challenges prevent adoption and what can be done to overcome them.

Takeaways:

  • The cloud presents a significant opportunity to organizations and while most have adopted in some form or other, wholesale adoption still lags
  • To realize benefits enterprises must deal with a variety of challenges each one requiring different solutions
  • Industry by industry adoption is constrained for different reasons but do common solutions exist that can resolve issues across the board?
 

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm

Executive Visions

Facilitating Technology-Enabled Business Transformation

The role of the modern IT Executive is more complex than it has ever been before, not just because the technology landscape has become more complex, but also because increasingly IT execs have had to become a business-focused executive, not just a technologist. Long have we talked about the CIO and CISO getting a seat at the table but modern businesses are now demanding that their technology impresario join them and leverage his deep and rich technical acumen to allow the organization as a whole to better position itself for market-place success. To be successful, CxOs need to invest in themselves, in their personnel, and in the right technologies to allow them to position the IT department to proactively address business needs as an innovator and driver, rather than order-taker and enabler.

Takeaways:

  • IT leadership can no longer be simply technology focused, but must instead take their visibility into business process and become business focused
  • A broader business-focus does not preclude maintaining technology excellence however and indeed may demand more of it than ever before
  • Success for CxOs will be measured not in how they can enable enterprise decisions, but in how they can drive growth

Moderated by:

Michael Schutzler, CEO, Washington Technology Industry Association

 

Panelists:

Chris Borkenhagen, SVP IT, Concur

 
 

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

Presented by:

Michael Schutzler, CEO, Washington Technology Industry Association

 
 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception