Cresa Vice President IT to Speak at CIO Boston Summit

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Gene Glekel to Lead Think Tank Discussion at Regional Summit

 

CDM Media is pleased to announce Gene Glekel, VP of IT at Cresa as our think tank speaker for the CIO Boston Summit on April 25 in Boston, MA. The event will run alongside the CISO Boston Summit and will take place at the Westin Copley Place.

As the national Director of Information Technology, Glekel is responsible for shaping and executing Cresa’s long-term strategy of applying a technology mix to maximize competitive advantages among 55 Cresa offices and over 850 employees. His direct responsibilities include overseeing formulation, planning, and daily operations of all network, messaging, telecommunications, datacenter operations, network security, and business continuity nationally.

Glekel has over 15 years of experience in the corporate IT operations field, having worked in prominent Boston area firms such as Putnam Investments, Boston Properties, and Eaton Vance.

In addition, he has co-founded several Technology Advisory and Strategic Consulting startups. Most recently, Glekel managed the Northeast Infrastructure Consulting group at RSM McGladrey, where he led a team of consultants specializing in advising mid-size firms on formulating, planning, and executing technology innovation strategies. Outside of his direct responsibilities at Cresa, Glekel is the Entrepreneur in Residence at RTP Ventures, a New York based technology Venture Capital fund. Gene holds a B.S. in Economics, and an MBA with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Babson College.

At the CIO Boston Summit, Mr. Glekel will lead a think tank discussion on “Avoiding ERM for the Sake of ERM”. During this discussion Mr. Glekel will look at:

 

 

  • ERM is a way of life, not a one-time effort and the only way to value is to come to that realization early.
  • To be successful, an ERM deployment must be sponsored from the top and have the involvement of every level and every department.
  • Even though ERM initiatives are all-encompassing it’s best to start small; trying to boil the ocean is the surest way to failure and loss of good will and buy-in.

 

 

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

 

CIO Boston Summit: http://www.ciobostonsummit.com/

Stanley Black & Decker Chief Information Officer to Keynote at CIO Boston Summit

 Matt Griffiths to Lead as Keynote Presenter at Regional Summit

CDM Media is pleased to announce Matt Griffiths, CIO at Stanley Black & Decker as a keynote speaker for the CIO Boston Summit on April 25 in Boston, MA. The event will run alongside the CISO Boston Summit and will take place at the Westin Copley Place.

An innovative, results-focused technology leader with a track record of driving enterprise-wide transformational business processes, systems and cultural change across diverse groups and geographies, Griffiths has 18 years of enterprise experience in leading Software Development, Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Management, Infrastructure Operations Data Center, and Cloud Engineering organizations to enable technology solutions that facilitate disruptive business change.

Griffiths builds rewarding work environments for global teams to grow, thrive and deliver transformational results in support of organizational goals. Throughout his impressive career, he has implemented rigorous project management discipline to improve on-time project delivery by 70% across a $45M project portfolio, a 20% reduction in production incidents with 98% resolved within SLA, along with a 10% reduction in baseline resources through automation and environment clean-up. He was also honored by CIO.com in the 2016 CIO 100 Awards.

At the CIO Boston Summit, Griffiths will lead a keynote presentation on “The Future of the CIO in the Coming Digital Economy”. During this presentation, he will discuss:

 

  • Change is, if not already here, certainly coming and the CIOs who don’t prepare for the change may not like the results when it arrives.
  • Digital transformation is all about connecting enterprise systems to information technology to drive productivity and performance improvements.
  • Be prepared to tackle the tasks that no-one wants to do, but everyone needs done; establish relevance to cultivate importance

 

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

 

CIO Boston Summit: http://www.ciobostonsummit.com/

Costco EVP & CIO to Keynote at Seattle Summit

 paul_moulton_477Paul Moulton to Lead as Keynote Presenter at Regional Summit

 

CDM Media is pleased to announce Paul Moulton, EVP & CIO of Costco Wholesale, as a keynote speaker for the CIO Seattle Summit on June 13th in Seattle, Washington. The event will run alongside our CISO Seattle Summit. Moulton is the executive vice president, CIO of Costco Wholesale where he directs all technology and information systems for Costco worldwide. He has been with Costco for over 25 years and has served on the company’s executive committee for 18 years.

Prior to his current role with Costco, Moulton held the following positions at the company: Executive Vice President, Real Estate Development, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Membership and Ecommerce, Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Senior Vice President, COO Costco Asia, Senior Vice President, COO Costco Europe, and Vice President, Finance and Corporate Treasurer. Moulton has also worked in operations for Target Stores, Fed Mart Stores and Safeway Stores. He is currently the chairman of the board of directors of Heritage University, and University of Washington Mr. Moulton received a business degree from the University of San Diego.

At the Seattle Summit, Moulton will lead a keynote presentation on “Retail Readiness for Blockchain Adoption.” Takeaways from the presentation will include:

 

  • 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.

 

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

Summit: http://www.cioseattlesummit.com/agenda

 

 

Borderless Cyber USA Conference

CDM Media iAd-CDMs pleased to invite you to attend the Borderless Cyber USA Conference, which will bring together senior level security executives across many domains to explore ways to change the economics of computer network defense. The conference will take place at the historic U.S. Customs House in lower Manhattan on 21-22 June.

Receive an extra $100 off the corporate rate. Use the discount code “CDM” when registering. Special government rates and Early Bird savings are also available.

Registration fee for readers using the code:  $295 before 28 April; $495 after.

This will be the fourth in the international series of Borderless Cyber conferences hosted by the OASIS nonprofit standards consortium (home of STIX and TAXII). Previous Borderless Cyber events were held in partnership with The World Bank in Washington, D.C., with the European Parliament in Brussels, and with Keio University in Tokyo.

C-level executives and directors of threat intelligence, incident response, risk, and audit will come away from Borderless Cyber with actionable insights on how to better evaluate and defend their cyber practices. Speakers include C-level executives from Wells Fargo, Aetna, DHS, U.S. Bank, ITU, and KPN Telecom, as well as U.S Presidential Advisors, industry analysts, and other experts.

The event will also reveal high-level updates on the STIX, TAXII, and CSAF standards initiatives through live use case studies and demos from Anomali, IBM, NC4, EclecticIQ, LookingGlass, and others.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit the conference website.

This post comes courtesy from one of CDM Media’s trusted partners. Whether it be an industry association or a news outlet, our partners provide a fresh perspective on trending topics in innovation. The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) is a nonprofit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, energy, content technologies, emergency management, and other areas. For more information, visit https://www.oasis-open.org/.

Three Network CIO to Keynote at CIO Europe Summit

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We are pleased to announce Stephen Reidy, CIO of Three Network, as a keynote speaker for the CIO Summit May 14-16 in Dublin, Ireland.

Stephen Reidy is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Three Network, Ireland’s second largest mobile operator, with over two million subscribers as of June 2016. Three has invested nearly two billion euros into their 2, 3, and 4G networks.

Stephen has a proven record of leadership in managing complex, multivendor IT strategies. Stephen has spearheaded Three Network’s transformation of their IT department enabling them to deliver a fully integrated and comprehensive product to all their customers.

“We’re delighted to have Stephen keynote our event in Dublin.” Says Oliver Stebbings, Vice President EMEA at CDM Media “Dublin has become a real tech and engineering hub for many IT companies, and we believe this is the perfect location to host our annual European Summit where the biggest leaders and shakers will gather to discuss the most pressing challenges that face the IT and Security landscape. We’re all looking forward to a very successful few days.”

At the Europe Summit, Stephen will lead a keynote presentation on “The Future of the CIO in the Coming Digital Economy.” Takeaways from the presentation will include:

  • Change is, if not already here, certainly coming and CIOs who don’t prepare for the change may not like the results when it arrives
  • Digital transformation is all about connecting enterprise systems to information technology to drive productivity and performance improvements
  • Be prepared to tackle the tasks that no-one wants to do, but everyone needs done; establish relevance to cultivate importance

To view all of our upcoming events, visit CDM Media’s Summit Calendar.

CDM Media Announces Partnership with RSA

Top Leader in Cybersecurity Joins CDM Media Summit Series

We are pleased to announce RSA Security as a sponsor for multiple CDM Media events across North America.

A leader in the cybersecurity industry for more than 30 years, RSA provides a wide range of industry-leading products and services that allow more than 30,000 organizations worldwide to take control of business and cyber risks. RSA specializes in Security, Identity Assurance, Encryption, Key Management, Advanced Threats, Network Monitoring, Network Forensics, Security Analytics, and Adaptive Authentication.

“We are delighted that RSA have selected CDM Media once again as their chosen events and marketing partner”, said Oliver Stebbings, Vice President EMEA at CDM Media. “In what is a very competitive industry, there’s a clear indication that as a repeat partner, CDM Media continues to provide real value to supporting RSA’s sales goals and business objectives.”

RSA Business-Driven Security™ solutions help customers comprehensively and rapidly link security incidents with business context, enabling them to respond effectively and protect what matters most. Their award-winning solutions for threat detection and response, identity and access assurance, consumer fraud protection, and business risk management help RSA customers thrive in an uncertain, high-risk world.

To view all of our upcoming events, visit CDM Media’s Summit Calendar.

CDM Media Announces Partnership with LogRhythm

Leading Player in Technology Solutions Joins EMEA Summit Series

We are pleased to announce a partnership with a leading American security technology company, LogRhythm. LogRhythm will partner with CDM Media as Executive Boardroom Sponsors of the CISO Benelux, CISO GAS, CISO UK, CISO Nordic and CISO Finance Summits; and as Content Partner of the CXO Think Tank in London.

LogRhythm, a leader in security intelligence and analytics, empowers organizations around the globe to rapidly detect, respond to and neutralize damaging cyber threats. The company’s patented award-winning platform uniquely unifies next-generation SIEM, log management, network and endpoint monitoring, user entity and behavior analytics (UEBA), security automation and orchestration and advanced security analytics.

Oliver Stebbings, Vice President EMEA at CDM Media stated: “Our aim is to penetrate and accelerate new and existing business opportunities in an array of thought leadership and events that allows LogRhythm to meet and discuss their Security Intelligence and analytics that empowers organizations around the globe to rapidly detect, respond to and neutralize damaging cyber threats with some of the biggest executives and fortune 1000 companies across Europe.”

To view all of our upcoming events, visit CDM Media’s Summit Calendar.

 

Maqsood Ahmed to Lead Think Tank Discussion at CISO UK Summit

Group Head of Information Security at Abellio to Speak on “Avoiding ERM for the Sake of ERM”

We are pleased to announce Maqsood Ahmed as a Think Tank discussion leader for the CISO UK Summit on March 2nd, 2017. The event will take place in London, UK.

Maqsood Ahmed is the Group Head of Information Security at Abellio where he is responsible for all aspects of Information Security strategy. He is a champion of Cyber Security with in-depth knowledge on technology and business domains. He has deep technical experience, which helped in driving and managing organization-wide information security programs aligned with business strategies.

Utilizing his experience in ISO 27001/27002 (International Standard for Cyber/Information Security) he successfully implemented the framework in live and complicated environments. His practical expertise includes Cyber Security, Information Security, IT Management, Business Continuity, ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) Framework, and COBIT (IT Governance) in industries such as Finance, Law Enforcement and Professional Services.

Takeaways will include:

  • ERM is a way of life, not a one-time effort and the only way to value is to come to that realization early
  • To be successful, an ERM deployment must be sponsored from the top and have the involvement of every level and every department
  • Even though ERM initiatives are all-encompassing it’s best to start small; trying to boil the ocean is the surest way to failure and loss of good will and buy-in

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

CISO UK Summit: http://www.cisouksummit.com/

To view all of our upcoming events, visit CDM Media’s Summit Calendar.

Azeem Akhtar to Lead Think Tank Discussion at CIO UK Summit

Global CTO and Head of Design Team of BT to Speak on “Bridging the Talent Gap: Building the Team of Tomorrow”

Azeem AkhtarWe are pleased to announce Azeem Akhtar as a Think Tank discussion leader for the CIO UK Summit on March 2nd, 2017. The event will take place in London, UK.

As CTO and Head of Design Team at BT, Azeem provides accountable leadership for all solution and design impacting activities on the Credit Suisse major outsource contract. He is embedded within the contract management team and directly visible to key decision makers within the customer organization as a ‘trusted advisor’.

Azeem is accountable for E2E design activity and the single point of contact for this key client. He is also accountable for the running of the solution architecture and E2E design functions covering network and other core technology and services towers and systems that provides service to Credit Suisse.

Takeaways will include:

  • Commit to a talent-first organization which recognizes and rewards the most important asset you have ” your people
  • Identify the skills most urgently in need and prioritize their acquisition
  • Determine which acquisition methods needs to be used for which skill to maximize impact and return on investment

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

CIO UK Summit: http://www.ciouksummit.com/

To view all of our upcoming events, visit CDM Media’s Summit Calendar.

Amtrak CIO to Keynote at CIO D.C. Summit

Ghada Ijam Confirmed as Keynote Presenter on “The Future of the CIO in the Coming Digital Economy”

We are pleased to announce Ghada Ijam as a keynote speaker for the CIO Summit D.C. on February 23rd, 2017. The event will take place in Washington D.C.

Ghada Ijam is the interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), in Washington, DC.

During her tenure at Amtrak Ghada is the technology Leader for Amtrak’s transformational programs: Customer Experience/ Digital ($70M), Operations Foundation ($200M), and Human Capital Transformation ($20M).

Ghada is driving the transformation of Amtrak IT resulting in a full restructuring and re-alignment of teams, people and functions. She leads the strategic planning and executive governance of $200M annual technology investment portfolio across Amtrak (2009-present).

Takeaways will include:

  • Change is, if not already here, certainly coming and CIOs that don’t prepare for the change may not like the results when it arrives
  • Digital transformation is all about connecting enterprise system to information technology to drive productivity and performance improvements
  • Be prepared to tackle the tasks that no-one wants to do, but everyone needs done; establish relevance to cultivate importance

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

CIO D.C. Summit: http://www.ciodcsummit.com/

To view all of our upcoming events, visit CDM Media’s Summit Calendar.