CISO Southwest US Summit | June 24, 2021 | 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, June 24, 2021 - CISO Southwest US Summit

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:30 am - 10:10 am

Keynote Panel

People, Process, & Platforms... Tech Must Change Before it is Too Late!
Many technologists have had their departments shift from being cost centers to revenue generators for their organizations. That isn't the only shift that is coming for tech executives. Margins are reduced and expectations are high. Innovation has to move faster. Leadership has to evolve. Risk has a whole new meaning in 2021. Business continuity is just one of many complex business challenges creating unanticipated market turbulence. Join us to gain insight into how tech leaders are turning complexity and chaos into real strategy execution initiatives. 
 
Key Takeaways: 
  •  Smarter Spending 
  • Customer and Employee Experience
  •  Leadership and Business Transformation

Presented by:

Michael Anderson, Chief Information Security Officer, Dallas County

 

Marty Ray, Chief Information Security Officer, Fossil Group, Inc.

 

Aakrati Adhvaryu, Director, Identity & Access Management & Cyber Security, Baker Hughes

 
 

10:10 am - 10:40 am

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Keynote

Challenge the rules of security: Transform the threat surface to proactive control

With the dramatic increase in distributed workforces and the growing adoption of cloud applications, companies face unprecedented levels of IP, data, and identity sprawl beyond the enterprise firewall. Every endpoint is an entry into your business, cybercriminals have more ways to break in than ever before, and human error on the inside is a constant risk. Historically, endpoint security has been a zero-sum gameâ?"with the odds inevitably stacked against IT. But rather than protect devices, what if you could just control the security of them? 

In this presentation, see how Chrome OS and Chrome Browser are secure by designâ?"embedding security into every workflow to provide proactive protection for users, devices, applications, and data, wherever work happens. This is cloud-first security control in the hands of the modern businesses that will thrive moving forward.

Sponsored by:

Google View details

 
 

Presented by:

Robert DeVito, Global Director, Chrome Customer & Partner Sales Engineering, Google

 
 

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Zero Trust in the Real World: A Practical First Step

From a buzz to a buy for many organizations, Zero Trust has become the "must have" for tech leaders in 2021. For Zero Trust initiatives to succeed, they must be accompanied by an eyes-wide-open rollout that recognizes the cultural impact on the organization, and ways to lead, educate and nurture the adoption process. This starts with leadership all the way down to the entire staff to understand the "why" and "how" of Zero Trust initiatives. This session will dive into best practices around Zero Trust and how to get buy in across your organization.

 

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

This will happen again: CX agility in a post-pandemic world

The disruption of a pandemic reveals broader CX trends that are escalating rapidly. We'll discuss agility and how CX organizations can prepare themselves for service in uncertain times.

Sponsored by:

Freshworks View details

 
 

Presented by:

Sam Eriksmoen, Sr Solutions Engineer, Freshworks

 

Executive Boardroom

Centrify

The acceleration of cloud migration combined with the rise in the remote workforce are key trends in driving the movement toward Zero Trust Security. Managing multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments can often lead to data breaches through privilege credential abuse. If organizations are not keeping track of who have privileged accounts and what access, they are exposing the organization to cyberattacks, data breaches, threats and damage. 

Adopting a Zero Trust model for security requires a fundamental mind shift, centering on the belief that now both internal and external networks cannot be trusted. 

To fully benefit from rapid technological transformation, it is imperative that enterprises embrace strategies for safeguarding their infrastructure both during and after cloud migration. Our expert panel will discuss the strategies, tools and best practices IT and security leaders are finding most effective for managing a secure transformation to the cloud.

Sponsored by:

Centrify View details

 
 
 

11:20 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

IT has to Change.....and Now!

Many technologists have had their departments shift from being 'cost centers' to revenue generators for their organizations. That isn't the only shift that is coming for IT and cybersecurity executives. Margins are reduced and expectations are high. Innovation has to move faster. Leadership has to evolve. Risk has a whole new meaning going into 2021. The energy sector has been as hard hit as anyone. 

Join Ismail Dandia and J.D. Miller as they talk about improving ROI while doing more with less. 

Presented by:

Ismail Dandia, IT Manager - Unconventional Shales, Shell View details

 
 
 

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Why old-school CISO principles still rule - how do you protect what's outside the firewall?
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Sponsored by:

Rubrik View details

 
 

Executive Boardroom

IoT Paired with a Remote Workforce Can Spell Disaster... But You can Turn it to Your Advantage

IoT devices permeate the most intimate aspects of our everyday lives. Now more than ever we must address the risks associated with these always on, always connected devices! On one hand, that's exciting, but when that starts to touch your network with your work from home staff, that is another issue all together. In this session, we will learn how IoT have caused issues with businesses but also how they have turned that to their advantage and made their connected workforce more efficient and effective. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover what tech changes organizations have made to enable worker productivity through the crisis 
  • Explore and compare whether your business is still in tactical mode, or is focus shifting to longer term 
  • Where are the stresses on IT and the security risks, and are you coping with behavioral change?

 

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Keynote Presentation

The Right Hybrid Cloud Strategy Enables Agility at Scale

In today's world, there's a common thread connecting almost every organization across all industries and regions: uncertainty. Change - often disruptive - is happening faster. Customer demands rise for a more convenient digital experience, security threats are growing as cloud-based cyberattacks increased by 630% and a complex, ever-changing web of regulations extends from country to country. So, how can businesses digitally transform with cloud, while also ensuring they have a secure environment where customers' data is not compromised? The answer is clear: with a secure and open hybrid cloud architecture. This next-generation cloud architecture magnifies the benefits of cloud while simplifying IT operations, data access, interoperability, security, and more. 

 Takeaways: 

  • Strategies to future-proof your IT architecture that unifies an enterprise's existing cloud environments and creates a bridge to tomorrow's infrastructure 
  • How to gain flexibility and efficiency, and create a path to building faster, securely, anywhere 
  • Discover how to unlock value trapped by the inherent inefficiencies of the vertical cloud model

Sponsored by:

IBM View details

 
 
 

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Big Data is About to Get Bigger - Are You Ready?

We have moved from an information-poor to an information-rich society. Practically unlimited availability of data, computing, networking, and socio-mobile connectivity are fundamentally altering our world. In particular, they are enabling businesses to become more effective; increasing connectedness of using big data analytics, collecting all relevant data and automating their processing to drive decision making. This represents a fundamental shift from traditional business analytics, where limited amount of structured data is batch-processed to produce standard Business Intelligence reports 

Key Takeaways:

  • There are two kinds of measurements in business: one to assess performance and the other to provide intelligence - how can CIO's do both in 2021 and successfully manage business outcomes? 
  • Identify and act on emerging data trends

 

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Rise of Next-Gen Software Supply Chain Attacks

Legacy software supply chain "exploits", such as Struts incident at Equifax, prey on publicly disclosed open source vulnerabilities that are left unpatched in the wild. Conversely, next-generation software supply chain "attacks" are far more sinister because bad actors are no longer waiting for public vulnerability disclosures. Instead, they are actively injecting malicious code into open source projects that feed the global supply chain. 

Join this fireside chat with Ax Sharma, Senior Security Researcher, Sonatype and Michelle Dufty, Senior Vice President, Marketing Sonatype to: 

 1) Understand software supply chain attacks and their impact on the open-source ecosystem 

 2) Deep dive into prominent real-world examples of dependency confusion, typosquatting and brandjacking malware 

 3) Learn how your organization can proactively protect itself against software supply chain attacks

Sponsored by:

Sonatype View details

 
 

Presented by:

Ax Sharma, Senior Security Researcher, Sonatype View details

 
 

Michelle Dufty, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sonatype View details

 
 

Executive Boardroom

Cloud-based Threats are Multiplying at an Alarming Rate

As the cloud migration continues, securing data and critical infrastructure is going to require new approaches. Organizations have struggled to maintain control of critical data and ensure real-time threat intelligence, giving cloud-based threats the ability to multiply. Data buckets being misconfigured, or inadequately secured increases the risk of a breach. Being able to manually manage security for large web application infrastructures has become a thing of the past. As such, organizations are being pushed to reevaluate their approach to web application security. 

Key Takeaways:

  • The drumbeat to implement critical infrastruture just keeps getting louder. What are the top 3 CISO tips to avoid certain failure? 
  • Versioning explained..and does it protect your data?

 

1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

Not only technology evolving, the workforce is changing too

While digital transformation has fostered much of industry's attention, organizations also need to shift focus to changing workforce dynamics. In this session with Vikas Parikh, Chief Architect from LyondellBasell, we will explore how successful leaders and decision-makers understand that the only way to plan forward as a stronger company is by looking through an inclusive lens.

It has been proven that diverse and inclusive companies are proven to innovate more readily and succeed in driving digital transformation. A recent study by McKinsey reported that 'companies in the top-quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 21% more likely to outperform on profitability and 27% more likely to have superior value creation'. Yet why is progress so slow when we recognize the competitive edge?

  • Why do companies struggle to increase representation levels of diverse talent?
  • Implementing a hiring strategy is not enough - how can you put in place steps to overhaul your culture to ensure new hires feel welcome and can thrive?
  • Archaic stereotypes around job roles such as engineering need to change - how can we better articulate the variety a career in engineering can offer?

Presented by:

Vikas Parikh, Chief Architect, LyondellBasell

 
 

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom
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1:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Closing Remarks