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.

Jean-Francois Le Teno to Keynote at CIO UK Summit

CIO of AXA Investment Management Confirmed as Keynote Presenter on “The Future of the CIO in the Coming Digital Economy”

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We are pleased to announce Jean-Francois Le Teno as a keynote speaker for the CIO UK Summit in London, UK on March 2nd, 2017.

Jean-Francois Le Teno is currently the COO & CIO (Chief Information Officer) at AXA IM Real Assets. His role involves firm-wide delivery of funds financial information, operational efficiency projects, transformation of the firm’s global information system, as well as the leadership of 190 specialists in Back Office, Middle Office, Data Management and IT across 10 countries.

“I love transforming businesses, with a view to constantly improve client service quality, employee satisfaction, costs and compliance altogether.”

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

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

Mark Sloane Joins CDM Media as VP of Finance and Accounting

Finance Professional to Maximize CDM Media’s Current and Future Success

We are excitemark-sloane-pictured to welcome Mark Sloane as the new VP of Finance and Accounting at CDM Media. He will play an important role in the company’s financial structure.

Mark is responsible for finance and accounting at CDM Media and is responsible for all finance and accounting matters, including investments, cash flow, banking relationships and the overall company profitability.  At a time of high growth, Mark joined the company to provide systems and structure, thereby maximizing CDM Media’s current and future success. Mark has over 20 years of experience working with growing organizations, providing leadership and guidance to assist in achieving that “next level”.

“It’s an honor to join a company with such a strong track record for the last 9+ years. The Company has amazing potential to double in the next few years and I look forward to working with the strong and focused leadership of the organization to achieve great things.”

Before joining CDM Media, Mark has held several senior financial leadership roles within marketing services organizations, including ones that he has co-owned, privately held companies and public corporations. Beyond his passion to help companies grow and succeed, Mark is very involved in his community and spends much of his time with his family and two dogs, Lucy and Ricki.

To learn more about the CDM Media team, visit: http://www.cdmmedia.com/about.php#management

Elena Kvochko to Keynote CISO Summit New York

CIO of Global Security Barclays to Lead as Keynote Presenter on Re-Imagining the Role of Global Security Teams

We are pleelenaased to announce Elena Kvochko as a keynote speaker for the CISO Summit New York on February 7, 2017.

Kvochko is the CIO of Global Security Division at Barclays and is responsible for cyber security strategy and implementation as well as business development and operations. Elena has been named in both the Fortune Most Powerful Women International 2016 and Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Generation 2015.

Elena’s career has involved regional experience in North America, Asia Pacific, South Asia, Africa and Europe. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Forbes. She is the co-author of The Definitive Cyber Security Guide for Directors and Officers published by The New York Stock Exchange and Palo Alto Networks.

Takeaways from her presentation will include:

  • Streamlining internal security operations
  • Focusing on all types of threats to enable rapid reaction
  • Restructuring the Internet-facing infrastructure and ensuring specialist analysis and remediation of threats

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

CISO Summit New York: http://www.cisonewyorksummit.com/

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

Women in Technology Hall of Famer to Speak on Cyber Security at CISO Summit U.S.

Pioneering Thought Leader, Cheemin Bo-Linn, to Lead Energizing Think Tank at National Summit

cheeminWe are pleased to announce Cheemin Bo-Linn, President & CEO, Peritus Partners to lead as Think Tank keynote speaker at CISO Summit U.S. 2016. The Summit will take place from November 6-8th, 2016 and will be held at the Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. Bo-Linn has served in C-suite, President, and Board of Director roles related to both technology and the application of technology to drive global competitiveness and cost effective operations. Under her leadership, she had responsibility for managing some of the largest global data centers, leading digital transformation and marketing for customer acquisition and loyalty, accelerating mobile applications, and addressing cyber security.

Dr. Bo-Linn, a former IBM VP, was recently the 2015 inductee into the “Women in Technology Hall of Fame”, a program supported since the administration of Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. She will lead an enlivening Think Tank on “Millennial Cyber Security for Retail, Finance, Transportation and Food Sectors.” Her unique perspective on cyber security will showcase how millennial consumer behavior is changing the face of cyber security as the core capabilities how companies run their business are compromised and direct attacked.

Takeaways will include:

  • Millennials are “social, mobile, local, and global,” and their consumer behavior adds another layer and magnitude of cyber security.
  • “Glasshouse footprints” present greater issues beyond compliance and integrated networks, yet spend threat ratio lags.
  • Cyber security investments in digital technology, networks, and social engineering are now defacto requirements.

“Our interconnected world adds more vulnerability so cyber security must be a shared mission,” states Dr. Bo-Linn.

To learn about the event and register today visit:

CIO Summit US: http://www.cisosummit.us/

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

CIO Panelist Lineup Announced for CIO Summit U.S. 2016

SAIC, Honeywell, Costco Wholesale, Graphic Packaging International and McKesson to Discuss “Shadow IT – To Embrace or Eliminate?”

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We are pleased to confirm the panelists for the annual CIO Summit U.S. The event will take place at the Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, Arizona from November 6– November 8, 2016 and will highlight the highly-anticipated agenda topic, “Shadow IT-To Embrace or Eliminate?”

The CIO Summit U.S. 2016 continues to focus on the most relevant topics facing today’s CIOs with industry visionaries and senior executives sharing their perspectives. Contributors of this session will include moderator Bob Fecteau, CIO, SAIC and panelists David Jarvis, CIO, Honeywell; Paul Molten, EVP & CIO, Costco Wholesale; Vish Narendra, VP & CIO, Graphic Packaging International and Andrew Zitney, SVP, Infrastructure Services, McKesson. Takeaways will include:

  • Shadow IT is not malicious activity; it is simply the Line of Business user community looking to be efficient and effective
  • A well-developed security program can take Shadow IT into account and incorporate protection mechanisms that allow end user flexibility
  • Embracing Shadow IT does not mean “no holds barred” and end users need to understand the limit of the boundaries and the reason for their existence

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

CIO Summit US: http://www.ciosummit.us/

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

Ron Green to Keynote at CISO BFSI Summit U.S.

EVP and CISO of MasterCard to Keynote on “Security’s Place in Enterprise Risk Management”

rongreenWe are pleased to confirm Ron Green, executive vice president and chief security officer, MasterCard as a keynote speaker for the CISO BFSI Summit U.S. from November 8- November 10, 2016. The event will take place at the Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, AZ.

Ron Green leads a global team that ensures the safety and security of the MasterCard network as well as internal and external products and services. He is responsible for Corporate Security, Architecture and Engineering, Security Event Management and Incident Response.

Green also oversees cryptographic key management, business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency management. He joined MasterCard in 2014 after serving as deputy chief information security officer at Fidelity Information Services (FIS). There, he led a team responsible for North American Information Security Operations, including security architecture and engineering programs, security testing and governance. Prior to this position, he was director, Investigation and Protections Operations at Blackberry.

At CISO BFSI Summit, Green will lead a session on “Security’s Place in Enterprise Risk Management”. Takeaways will include:

  • Just because information security is an aspect of enterprise risk doesn’t mean that the CISO needs to take a back seat position
  • Enterprise risk is defined by the business but needs to be quantified by an expert; CISOs bring risk quantification expertise to the table
  • The end goal is not about fiefdoms and ownership, it is about improving enterprise value and success; maintaining focus is essential

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

CISO BFSI Summit US: http://www.cisobfsisummit.us/

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

Mastercard CIO to Keynote at CIO Summit U.S.

Ed McLaughlin Confirmed as Keynote Presenter on “The Role of the CIO: Business Challenger, Innovation Driver”

ed-mclaughlin_mastercardWe are pleased announced Ed McLaughlin, CIO of Mastercard, as a keynote speaker for the CIO Summit U.S. from November 6 – November 8, 2016. The event will run alongside the CISO Summit U.S. and will take place at the Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, AZ.

Ed McLaughlin is CIO for MasterCard. As part of the company’s Management Committee, he leads technological innovation across the globe, ensuring that the business achieves strategic value from the use of technology. Mr. McLaughlin is also responsible for driving IT transformation through an efficient global collaborative software development & integration model.

Prior to joining MasterCard, Mr. McLaughlin served as group VP, Product and Strategy at Metavante, a financial services technology company. The Metavante payments group included issuing and acquiring processing services, prepaid program management, the NYCE regional debit network, ACH processing, card production and other payment processing services.

Takeaways will include:

  • CIO’s are at a fork in the road; they can continue to be Operational or evolve and become transformational
  • Transformation efforts cannot stop at the boundaries of the IT department, they must reach into the business as a whole, addressing process and defining new capability
  • Visionary CIOs will move their departments from cost centers to value creators, and move themselves from executive afterthoughts to true organization leaders

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

CIO Summit US: http://www.ciosummit.us/

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