CIO & CISO D.C. & Public Sector Summit Recap

Thank you for attending CDM Media’s CIO & CISO D.C. and CIO & CISO Public Sector Summits last week in Washington, D.C. It was a rare experience that brought together technology leaders from corporate, federal government, state and county government, as well as education. Sticking to the theme – digital transformation is a journey, not a destination – it is suffice to say, our attendees made excellent progress last week. We are confident that each attendee was able to walk away from the summits with 2-3 helpful ideas on how to better embrace digital technologies to improve your company or organization. In addition, we are also confident that the attendees left with 2-3 new connections within their peer-to-peer community in efforts to collaborate until we all meet again.

It is difficult to summarize the myriad discussions, presentations and meetings, but if there is a summary it would be this :

  • Digital technologies are driving changes in both the expectations and habits of employees and customers.
  • Companies and organizations are needing to transform how they operate to meet these new expectations and habits.
  • Data is truly the fuel for the journeys we are on.
  • However, this data is under an increasing attack and we need to secure it through remediation, vulnerability assessments, threat intelligence and deception techniques.
  • We need to increase our speed and agility as organizations.
  • We also need to hone our communication skills to be the best story tellers within our companies or organizations such that we are driving digital transformation instead of sitting in the back seat.

If you are interested in attending upcoming summits, please check out our summit calendar. In the meantime, we encourage you to keep our community together by joining our CIO/CISO D.C./Public Sector LinkedIn Group. Please contact Bryce Sack to learn more.

Highlights from the summits:

CIO/CISO Montreal Summit Recap

Thank you to all who attended CDM Media’s CIO and CISO Montreal Summits last week in Montreal, QC. Sticking to the theme – digital transformation is a journey, not a destination – it is suffice to say, our attendees made excellent progress last week. We are confident that each attendee was able to walk away from the summits with 2-3 helpful ideas on how to better embrace digital technologies to improve your company or organization. In addition, we are also confident that the attendees left with 2-3 new connections within their peer-to-peer community in efforts to collaborate until we all meet again.

It is difficult to summarize the myriad discussions, presentations and meetings, but if there is a summary it would be this :

  • Digital technologies are driving changes in both the expectations and habits of employees and customers.
  • Companies and organizations are needing to transform how they operate to meet these new expectations and habits.
  • Data is truly the fuel for the journeys we are on.
  • However, this data is under an increasing attack and we need to secure it through remediation, vulnerability assessments, threat intelligence and deception techniques.
  • We need to increase our speed and agility as organizations.
  • We also need to hone our communication skills to be the best story tellers within our companies or organizations such that we are driving digital transformation instead of sitting in the back seat.

If you are interested in attending upcoming summits, please check out our summit calendar. In the meantime, we encourage you to keep our community together by joining our CIO/CISO Montreal LinkedIn Group. Please contact Bryce Sack to learn more.

Highlights from the summits:

A Good Samaritan at CDM Media

During the middle of December, Marvin Smith, Senior Relationship Manager at CDM Media, was riding the Chicago subway into work when he noticed an argument between a teenage boy and an adult woman. Once the argument escalated to violence, the 23-year old woman pepper sprayed the 16-year old.

As confusion ensued with passengers covering their faces from the spray, the boy fled from the scene and Smith jumped into action. As he made for the exit at the North and Clybourn Red Line stop, the boy retaliated by shoving Marvin, causing him to hit his head on a nearby wall and nearly black out. Marvin later reported that the collision lead to a brain bleed as well as facial and teeth fractures.

The teen was apprehended and charged with two counts of aggravated battery.

Marvin is more than just a hard-working member of the sales team. Through his courage, Smith mitigated a dangerous situation that could have become much worse. Though the road to recovery has been painful and arduous, he says that he doesn’t regret getting involved.

Marvin has had an expensive and onerous road to recovery and, to combat the bills, a Go Fund Me Page has been created to help with the payment. Thanks in advance to all for their thoughtful and charitable donations.

CBS Chicago covered the full story. Watch full video and story at http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/01/good-samaritan-injured-in-red-line-battery/

CIO/CISO Atlanta Summit Recap

February 8, 2018 — Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina

First off, we want to extend another “thank you” to those who attended CDM Media’s CIO and CISO Summits on February 8th in Atlanta.

The theme for the summit was Digital Transformation: A Journey Not a Destination, and was very fitting for our day together. We journeyed through many important topics regarding how to move from the WHAT of digital transformation to the HOW.

From the opening keynote presentations, to the engaging lunchtime panel, to the ending Governing Board discussion as well as all the great presentations in between, we discussed important topics facing IT leaders today. These topics concluded that digital transformation is about more than technology. It is about how companies can reinvent themselves to be more competitive, more nimble and more secure. And there is no one better positioned to tell the story of what is possible than from the CIOs and CISOs at the CIO and CISO Atlanta Summit.

We hope that those who attended the summit left with solid ideas on how to move your companies forward. We also hope that you built even stronger bonds with your peers in your community. If you were unable to attend and would like to learn more about future Atlanta events, email marketing@cdmmedia.com to stay connected.

Photos from the summits:

 

CIO/CISO New York Summit Recap

February 6, 2018 — Grand Hyatt New York, New York City, NY.

First off, we want to extend another “thank you” to those who attended CDM Media’s CIO and CISO Summits on February 6th in New York City.

The theme for the summit was Digital Transformation: A Journey Not a Destination, and was very fitting for our day together. We journeyed through many important topics regarding how to move from the WHAT of digital transformation to the HOW.

From the opening keynote presentations, to the engaging lunchtime panel, to the ending Governing Board discussion as well as all the great presentations in between, we discussed important topics facing IT leaders today. These topics concluded that digital transformation is about more than technology. It is about how companies can reinvent themselves to be more competitive, more nimble and more secure. And there is no one better positioned to tell the story of what is possible than from the CIOs and CISOs at the CIO and CISO New York Summit.

We hope that those who attended the summit left with solid ideas on how to move your companies forward. We also hope that you built even stronger bonds with your peers in your community. If you were unable to attend and would like to learn more about future New York events, email marketing@cdmmedia.com to stay connected.

Photos from the summits: