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