CIO & CISO Florida Summit Recap

September 11th, 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida

September 11 will forever be a day to remember in American history as well as a day of remembrance of those who lost their lives in that tragedy. In efforts to remember those, William Dayhoff – Former Director, Virtual Threat Analysis Center with the FBI during the 9/11 attacks, opened the day commemorating individuals that lost their lives.

After Dayhoff’s opening remarks, the day kicked off with a keynote from Greg Wolford – Solutions Architect at Imperva (formerly Prevoty, Inc.) focusing on protecting applications and their sensitive data. The remainder of the day was focused around the topic: Digital Transformation is a Journey, Not a Destination.

We also want to thank all our speakers:

We also want to thank each of our participants on our lunch panel CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Consumer:

  • Alfred McBean – Former VP – Porfolio Architecture at Bank of America
  • Brent Lane – CTO at Vaso Technology
  • William Dayhoff – VP at Ameris Bank
  • Kay Redlich – CTO at CNL Financial Group
  • Mark Crandall – CIO at Consulate Health Care

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help their achieve your goals. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

CIO & CISO Houston Summit Recap

September 6th, 2018 – Hilton Houston Post Oak by The Galleria – Houston, Texas

While the overall theme of our CIO & CISO Houston Summits was “Digital Transformation Is a Journey, Not a Destination,” the key takeaways were focused on cybersecurity around artificial intelligence, IoT and machine learning. The day also focused on finding and keeping the top talent.

Guatam Siwach, Chief Technical Architect WW at IBM Cognitive Solutions kicked off our summit with a keynote concerning Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, focusing on data visualization, machine learning, model building, and exploratory data analysis.

We also want to thank all our speakers:

We also want to thank each of our participants on our afternoon panel CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Consumer:

  • Al Lindseth, SVP – Technology, Process & Risk Management (CIO & CRO) at All Plains American
  • Brad Rector – VP & CIO at Air Liquide
  • Jeffrey Vinson – VP, CISO at Harris Health Systems
  • Angelique Grado – Executive Director – CISO at MRC Global

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help their achieve your goals. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

If you are interested in attending more CDM Media events, check out our full calendar.

CIO & CISO DACH Summits Location Announced

CDM Media’s CIO & CISO Summit will be taking place at the Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt 

Frankfurt – September 20, 2018: CDM Media is excited to announce the location and venue for our 2018 CIO & CISO DACH Summits on September 20, 2018. The Summits will take place at the Villa Kennedy – Frankfurt, a five-star hotel located in the centre of Frankfurt, on the the largest and more influential financial centres in Europe.

As one of Frankfurt’s premiere locations, CDM Media is excited to bring in the top IT and security executives in the DACH region. Past and present attendees include:

  • Rudi Schmandt, Managing Director, CTO Infrastructure Operations and CTO EMEA at Deutsche Bank
  • Omair Khan, Head of Data Governance and Strategy at Deutsche Telekom
  • Parag Parekh, Vice President – IT at Adidas
  • David Willis, Global Director ERP at Merck
  • Joachim Richard, CIO at Triton Partners
  • Jimmy Heschl, Head of Digital Security (Divisional CISO) at Redbull
  • Mehdi Chourib, CISO at Yazaki Europe Ltd.
  • Achim Knebel, CISO at Siemens
  • Sebastian Hess, Cyber Risk Executive at AIG

The day will be kicked off by Rudi Schmandt, Managing Director, CTO Infrastructure Operations & CTO EMEA at Deutsche Bank as he gives a keynote focused on the Summits’ theme Digital Transformation Is a Journey, Not a Destination. The rest of the agenda will feature topics including:

  • Designing the Digital Workplace: Balancing Security with Effectiveness
  • Making Your Way Through the Haze of Cloud Computing
  • The Technology Learning Platform
  • Security and Compliance: Chicken and Egg or Chalk and Cheese?
  • Digital Transformation: Cure-all, Placebo or Poison Pill?
  • Are You Digitally Ready? The State of Digital Transformation
  • Navigating Security and Risk In a Changing IT Landscape
  • CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Communicator
  • Big Data, Little Data. Secure Data, Lost Data.
  • Which “Friends” Do I Trust? Realities of 3rd Party Risk
  • Driving Digital Transformation: Proactive Path vs. Reactive Response
  • CIO’s Got Talent: FInding, Growing & Retaining the Best People
  • Disrupt or Be Disrupted: The Digital Transformation Journey Has No Parking Lots

To learn more about the event, register today at:

CIO DACH Summit – ciodachsummit.com/register 

CISO DACH Summit – cisodachsummit.com/register 

London Is Calling!

After 11 years of operation in cities including Honolulu, New York, Cardiff, Chicago, we are excited to announce the official opening of our brand-new London location in heart of the historic City of London. We are excited to join the area as we continue to expand our services in Europe.

We are excited to invest in the future growth and expansion of our EMEA team. Along with the vibrant office surroundings, close site-seeing, and not to forget – rooftop ping-pong, we will be occupying the penthouse office of the Cannon Green building! The office will be led by our Director EMEA, Jonathan Kinchin, alongside veteran leader and Sales Director EMEA, Matt Rymon.

“Thrilled to have joined CDM Media and to be responsible for growing the business in EMEA. We have a strong history of delivering world class content for our C-level executive network and providing them with introductions to technology vendors who can improve their businesses. I look forward to further building our network in EMEA and providing the same level of service they would expect from our team in Chicago.”

As we continue to build out our team, the opening of our London office provides veteran team members the opportunity to relocate to an exciting new country and market! In addition to the exciting changes for our team internally, we are looking to welcome on new team members on both the Sponsorship Sales and Delegate Sales side. All this is in effort to service our clients better with a new location and expansion of events.

Cheers,

Glenn Willis
CEO & Founder of CDM Media

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CIO & CISO St. Louis Summit Recap

August 9th, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel – St. Louis, MO

While the overall theme of our CIO & CISO St. Louis Summit was Digital Transformation Is a Journey, Not a Destination,” the key takeaway was understanding the issues in cybersecurity and what the delegates and solution providers are doing to combat them.

Two great keynote kicked the day off in the right direction. Pete Hogan, VP of Enterprise Applications & Chief Privacy Officer at Post Holdings, and Doug Lhotka, Executive Security Architect of IBM, shared their insight on connecting analytics and cloud technologies along with focusing on the importance of moving from a reactive, fear and compliance based program, to a business focused, risk-based approach to cyber security.

We also want to thank all the speakers:

We also want to thank each of our participants on our lunch panel CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Consumer:

  • Joey Smith – VP & CISO at Schnuck Markets, Inc.
  • Jim McBride – CTO at Unigroup, Inc.
  • Robert Gaskill-Clemons – CTO at City of St. Louis
  • Tom Schunk – CISO at Emerson Electric
  • Gary Harbison – CISO at Monsanto

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help your achieve your goals. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

CIO & CISO Indianapolis Summit Recap

August 7th, 2018 – The Weston Indianapolis – Indianapolis, IN

While the overall theme of our CIO & CISO Indianapolis Summit was Digital Transformation Is a Journey, Not a Destination,” the key takeaways were the significance of talent development as well as staying on top of the different types of digital deception.

Doug Lhotka, Executive Security Architect of IBM, kicked off the day with the keynote focusing on the importance of moving from a reactive, fear and compliance based program, to a business focused, risk-based approach to cyber security.

We also want to thank all the speakers:

We also want to thank each of our participants on our lunch panel CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Communicator.

  • Jeff Ton – Former CIO of Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana
  • Samantha Lofton Moss – Chief Risk & Information Governance Officer at Ice Miller LLP
  • Carl Ceresoli – CTO at Pacers Sports & Entertainment
  • Jeremy TerBush – SVP–Analytics at Wyndham Worldwide (RCI)

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help your achieve your goals. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Digital Disruption Summit Recap

June 14th, 2018 – Apella by Alexandria – New York City, NY

While the overall theme of our Digital Disruption Summit was “Disrupt or Be Disrupted: The Digital Transformation Journey Has No Parking Lots”, the key takeaways were understanding securities role and the communication in moving forward with digital disruption and transformation.

Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer & SVP for Technology Innovation & Consumer Experience at Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health, kicked off the day with the keynote focusing on his organization’s experience with digital disruption including the successes and struggles along the way.

We also want to thank all the speakers:

We also want to thank each of our participants on our lunch panel CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Consumer as well as our closing panel What’s the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

  • Michael Gabriel  CEO Quantum Barometer and Former EVP & CIO at HBO (Moderator)
  • Stefan Ott – Group Head of New Business & Client Facing Technology at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
  • Armughan Rafat – EVP, CTO at Advertising Specialty Institute
  • Geoff Yearack – President at RCN Technologies
  • Ibrahim Jackson – Regional Director, Head of North America at Leading Edge Forum
  • Imran Haque – Former CDO at CMA CGM

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help your achieve your goals. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

CIO/CISO Seattle Summit Recap

June 14th, 2018 – Pan Pacific – Seattle, WA

While the overall theme of our Seattle CIO and CISO Summits was “Digital Transformation is a Journey, Not a Destination”, a key takeaway was emphasizing the leadership role in the digital transformation journey through avenues such as communications, risk assessment, economics and costs of ownership.

Luis Carlos Cruz Huertas, Enterprise Technology Innovation Architect at IBM, and Sudharma Thikkavarapu, Head of Application & Data Security at T-Mobile, kicked off the day with sessions focusing on case studies from their digital transformation journey including focuses on security best practices.

We also want to thank all the speakers:

We also want to thank each of our participants on our lunch panel – CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Consumer

  • Michael Cockrill  Former CIO at the State of Washington (Moderator)
  • Andrew Whitaker – CISO, City of Seattle
  • Sunil Lingayat – Chief of Cyber Strategy & Technology at T-Mobile
  • Slayton Austria – VP & CIO at Valley Medical Center

We are confident that you created new connections with your peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact your digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help your achieve your goals. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sales Lessons from the Road – Pt. 4

Our Director of Sales, Ryland Ferguson, will be on the road working remotely for the next couple months. While on the road, he has shared some of his sales lessons along the way.

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Quick update on my travels and such. Since the last update we’ve spent quite a bit of time in northern New Mexico in the high desert – which I highly recommend. Jemez National Forest was our home base for a week or so, a little north of Albuquerque (winner of most awkward spelling of a city name in the U.S.) which is an interesting area because you go from the driest of desert to pine forest in just a short drive up the mountain. From there we visited Bandolier National Monument, where the Anasazi cliff dwellers once called home and much of the original dwellings still remain in some level of preservation. I also survived driving past Los Alamos, which I’m no longer allowed to talk about (Hi there, NSA!) and saw all manner of wildlife from deer, to giant toads, to armadillos and beyond. We also stopped in Santa Fe (important to my childhood due to its prominent featuring in a song from Newsies. What? Oh like you like Newsies, too) and moved along to Northern Arizona, where we saw one of the best preserved meteor craters (over a mile wide) in the world and visited the Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert area.

This is where our sales lesson from the road comes in for today. Petrified wood is pretty astonishing when you see it in person. The area in Arizona where the park is located would have been much different back then, falling in a similar latitude to present day Costa Rica and having a similar ecosystem vs the arid desert of today. Tectonic shifts over time drove the area up both in latitude and elevation, and as the area dried out, much of what was left behind was perfectly preserved. To the unfamiliar, these petrified wood pieces are basically fallen trees that are millions upon millions of years old. When they fell in their previously marshy environment, they were buried in silt and covered from the elements. Over time the porous wood was slowly but surely replaced by the quartz, iron, and other minerals in the soil, changing their very makeup from wood to crystal and stone. As the winds and rain eroded the desert, these newly formed “rocks” emerged as they fell millions of years ago. Some pre-date the dinosaurs and yet remain visible today.

So why are we talking about old trees? I think there’s an apt analogy here about sales that you may already have a sense of in your career. In order to become something other than your average everyday self who is preoccupied with the mundanities of life and become a Super B2B Salesperson, you have to undergo a process of transformation. You have to change yourself at the molecular level (metaphorically) from the average everyday you to a business executive who has absorbed the very DNA of your company. You must believe fundamentally in your ability to help change the way your customers do business and aide them in their journey. Much the way the minerals replaced the wood, your belief in yourself and your product must go down to your very core. It is easy to forget this in the everyday of appointments and CRM systems and even in worrying about bonuses and commissions. Your customers and prospects need you to deliver a great product, but before they’ll even consider it, they need to know you believe in your product. Ask yourself today, are you the usual you on the phone? Or are you the Super B2B Salesperson you? Can the prospect on the other end sense your belief? Can they feel in your DNA how much you believe you can help them? Is the passion evident in your tone, confidence, and conviction?  Today, set aside the family stuff, the errands, the social media and all of the elements of you that can be picked up after close of business. If a prospect or client thinks you’d rather being watching Netflix, it’s because they can hear it in your voice. If you’d rather be watching Netflix, I’m sure you can find a job that lets you do that. This isn’t one of them. If the customer thinks you can help them grow their business and shorten their path to revenue, they can hear that too.

The only hitch? Like everything in B2B Sales you’ve got it harder than the trees did. You don’t have millions of years, you’ve got today. And tomorrow. Let the business sink into your very DNA and go out there and show the B2B world the new you.

Bye, ya’ll!

Ryland

CIO/CISO Detroit Summit Recap

May 17th, 2018 – Westin Book Cadillac – Detroit, MI

While the overall theme of our Detroit CIO and CISO Summits was “Digital Transformation is a Journey, Not a Destination”, a key takeaway was the really diving into IT and security executives roles with how to manage, handle, and store all the different types of data in a responsible manner.

Raj Singh, Chief Data & Digital Officer at DTE Energy, brought the energy in the morning with his keynote focusing on the role of the CIO (CISO) going beyond just IT and instead having a voice in other areas of the business. He also touched on the changes with data over the years and what that means for those responsible in handling this data.

We also want to thank all the speakers:

We also want to thank each of our panelists on our lunch panel – CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Consumer

  • Coover Chinoy – Former Global Information Security Officer for General Motors
  • Michael Lindskov – Chief Security Architect at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Viren Shah – CIO at Masco Cabinetry
  • John Gift – Director – Information Security at Dominos

We are confident that you created new connections with your peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact your digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help your achieve your goals. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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