Boston CIO Executive Summit

November 16, 2021 | Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

November 16, 2021
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Boston's top CIOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today:

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

Boston CIO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Co-Chairs

Mona Bates

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
VP, IT & CIO

Arthur Harvey

Boston Medical Center
VP & CIO

Katrina Jagroop-Gomes

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
CIO - Gaming Commission

Jeff Lamoreaux

Global Partners LP
CIO

Chuck LoCurto

Bryant University
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Nick Perugini

GE Corporate Finance & Capital
CIO

Deepa Soni

The Hartford
Chief Information Officer

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CIO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Boston CIO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


November 15, 2021

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

November 16, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

The ROI of Creativity

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Noah Scalin

Artist, Innovation Consultant

The World Economic Forum named creativity one of the top must-have skills for success in all industries. It is the key to thriving in this era of rapid innovation and change. But very few organizations have truly invested in the development of this essential capability. Why? Because creativity is considered too intangible to measure, too messy to fit into a strategic plan or simply something that is only for a few specially talented people.

In this engaging presentation, Artist/Author Noah Scalin pulls back the curtain on his own creative practice to explain the real ROI of creativity.

In this session, CIO leaders will learn:

  • Why creativity is a crucial skill for fostering innovation at your organization
  • How to use creativity strategically for long-term impact
  • Simple strategies that anyone can use to innovate, grow and inspire others

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Featured Session hosted by Fortinet

 Details coming soon.

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom hosted by Sprinklr

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David Koenig

Chief Information Officer

Sprinklr

Details coming soon.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Brooke Cordova at brooke.cordova@evanta.com.

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

The Path to Alignment – The CIO and CISO Relationship

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Thor Wallace

Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Netscout

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Deb Briggs

Chief Security Officer

Netscout

Details coming soon.

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Hello to Human Connection

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Ramesh Razdan

Chief Information Officer

Bain & Co

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Naveed Husain

VP, Vertical Sales Programs

RingCentral

The world has become a very different place, and the way we work is forever changed. It took a major wakeup call to stir us into action. For most companies, the response to the challenge was about technology and digital transformation, but it should be more than that. It needs to center on driving the best possible human experience – sustaining human connection - so individuals and the companies they work for can thrive.

Join us to discuss how to:

  • Level the playing field for both in-office and remote employees so all experiences are equal
  • Bring together employee experience and customer experience to enhance productivity and increase customer satisfaction
  • Leverage the spectrum of no-low-pro code APIs to bring together all the ways people can work

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Brooke Cordova at brooke.cordova@evanta.com.

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

November 16, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

11:45am - 1:15pm  Lunch Service

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:05pm  Lunch Comments

1:05pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

The Business Value of a SASE, Zero-Trust Journey

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Mike Anderson

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Netskope

With people working remotely and most user traffic destined for SaaS and cloud, network security requires transformation. It’s no longer efficient or cost-effective to route traffic through the corporate network to apply security controls. Adopting a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Architecture while focusing on Zero-Trust principles ensures that your employees can be productive and secure working from anywhere.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • The economics and business case for a SASE journey
  • Best practices for implementing Zero Trust within a SASE architecture
  • The importance of granular Cloud and SaaS visibility in a SASE architecture

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

November 16, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Digital Maturity – Measuring Progress, Identifying Gaps

While 2022 hangs in front of us like one giant question mark, digital technology stands – fully capable – to deliver more right answers than the world can imagine. But to deliver on the infinite promise of digital ingenuity, organizations must align around a comprehensive maturity model.

In this interactive session, join your CIO peers to benchmark:

  • Organizational clarity around digital business – how your stakeholders collaborate and deliver
  • Levels of digital maturity – where your business stacks up in the competitive landscape
  • Gaps and opportunities for growth – where to invest and how to build competency


1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom hosted by Twilio

Details coming soon.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Brooke Cordova at brooke.cordova@evanta.com.

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:10pm  Closing Comments

3:10pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

Closing Keynote

 Details coming soon.

3:40pm - 4:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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Returning to in-person conferences


We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines, in addition to taking all practical safety precautions onsite.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures are subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-877-901-6632. Please mention Evanta Boston Executive Summit to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $279 USD (plus tax) is October 29, 2021.

Your Community Partners


CIO Thought Leaders
Key Partner
Program Partners

Boston CIO Program Manager


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Brooke Cordova

Program Manager

brooke.cordova@evanta.com