Florida CIO Executive Summit

November 2, 2021 | Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

November 2, 2021
Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Florida'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

Florida CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Shawn Bowen

World Fuel Services
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Otto Contreras

City of Miami, FL
Deputy CIO

Gary Eppinger

CSX Corporation
Vice President of Technology and CISO

Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Lennar
Chief Security Officer

Kevin Grayling

Florida Crystals Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Gram Ludlow

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
SVP, Global Information Security

Marcos Marrero

H.I.G. Capital
Chief Information Security Officer

Dave Pearson

Sykes Enterprises
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Luis Suarez

H.I.G. Capital
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Christine Vanderpool

Florida Crystals Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Security 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 Florida 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 1, 2021

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

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 2, 2021 - morning

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

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Employee Engagement — The Competitive Advantage for Tech Talent

Susy Bobenrieth headshot

Susy Bobenrieth

CHRO, EVP

Millicom

Christine Vanderpool headshot

Christine Vanderpool

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Florida Crystals Corporation

The world has changed; so has your workforce. 2020 shattered the 9-to-5, on-site work paradigm and this is an opportunity for the enterprise to re-imagine the way they approach the traditional employment deal. Technology and security leaders are competing against organizations across the world for talent and boosting employee engagement can be the competitive advantage needed to recruit and retain the strongest performers.

Join this fireside chat to discuss:

  • How to manage the employer-employee social contract to increase retention
  • Strategies to improve employee engagement and performance to future-proof your hybrid workforce
  • Working with HR partners to develop a compelling employment value proposition for attracting and recruiting top talent

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

The Business Value of a SASE, Zero-Trust Journey

Shamla Naidoo headshot

Shamla Naidoo

CISO, Head of Cloud Strategy & Innovation

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

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Application-First Architecture for the Digital Core

Carrie Busbee headshot

Carrie Busbee

CIO

Core & Main

Angelica Gomez headshot

Angelica Gomez

CIO, Vice President of Information Technology

Goodwill Industries International

With the rapid pace of change set to continue through the second half of 2021, CIOs are asking if they can achieve organizational goals with their current digital transformation projects.  CIOs need to enable an intelligent core to be digitally agile with a hybrid cloud strategy, yet ongoing operational complexity and security implications can slow the full impact of an application-first strategy.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Designing a cloud strategy to enable resilience and innovation across the enterprise
  • Modernizing applications to deliver a more simplified application-first infrastructure
  • Utilizing emerging technology to re-imagine a secure infrastructure that breaks down organizational silos

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Bolster Your Incident Response Plan

Travis Jones headshot

Travis Jones

Special Agent

Federal Bureau of Investigation

In today’s evolving risk environment, you can’t always predict where and when cybercriminals will strike, but you can control how you and your company will respond. Crafting a robust incident response plan allows your organization to ramp up resources and teams needed to quickly resolve issues without any frenzy or panicked decision-making. 

 Join Special Agent Travis Jones for this interactive discussion on:

  • Strategies to defend against the ever-changing threat landscape
  • Best practices for creating a well-rounded response plan that includes internal and external partners
  • Using cyber drills and other methods to strengthen your crisis management plan and instill cybersecurity awareness across the enterprise 

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Taking Data Governance to Data Enablement

Victor Campos headshot

Victor Campos

Chief Information Security Officer

JM Family Enterprises

The diversity and pace of business demand for data and analytics far exceeds the ability to meet it through existing governance capabilities. Initiatives must be connected to business strategy and organizational workflow in order to be successful.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Components of an effective data governance program
  • Successful governance business cases that influence key stakeholders
  • How to establish an end-to-end data governance strategy to meet evolving global standards

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

November 2, 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 CIO and CISO Role in Accelerating Digital Business

 As digital initiatives across enterprises have accelerated quickly, leaders must balance the right structures and strategies. Whether restructuring existing applications, infrastructure and security ecosystems or preempting new initiatives to bring services and applications to market faster than ever before, CIOs and CISOs are immersed in strategizing and building support for these critical business objectives.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CIOs and CISOs will discuss their role in proactively contributing to organizational success.

Topic Option 1: Designing a holistic digital framework

  • How are you evolving your operating model to deliver better speed, agility and innovation?
  • How are you optimizing for future resilience and not just immediate efficiency?
  • How are you shifting funding from less valuable initiatives to new channels or services?

Topic Option 2: Fostering a digital-first mindset

  • How have you evolved your cross-business partnerships in the past year?
  • What’s new or next in your organizational structure to support digital business?
  • How are you establishing credibility in your role to drive the enterprise in a digital direction?


1:35pm - 1:50pm  Networking Break

November 2, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Cloud Computing & Security— More Than Lifting and Shifting

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy headshot

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy

Vice President, Global Field CISO Team

Fortinet

One could say networking and security always follow the compute, but rapid adoption of multi-cloud and hybrid computing means networks are now more distributed than ever before with business value shifting to agility, innovation and software - leading to the rise of the software defined enterprise.

In this session, you will explore:

  • How to better balance risk management with business objectives and customer experiences
  • Practical strategies to secure cloud computing while delivering better outcomes and experiences
  • New and emerging technology trends

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

RPA — Automation’s Golden Age

William Mendez headshot

William Mendez

Chief Information Security Officer

City of Miami, FL

Luis Suarez headshot

Luis Suarez

Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

H.I.G. Capital

Toss out the manual on redundancies in the business process; RPA is automating its way to greater efficiencies and a brighter bottom line. This peer-to-peer discussion is a mix of RPA advocates, early adopters and outside observers — joining forces to learn from each other and explore:

  • How peers have deployed RPA— what has worked and what needs work
  • How to measure the return on investment for automated processes
  • How to overcome human barriers — such as employee engagement ­and leadership buy-in — to realize the full potential of RPA

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:10pm  Closing Comments

3:10pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

Leadership in a Dispersed Global Enterprise

Glen Armes headshot

Glen Armes

Chief Information Security Officer

Old Republic International Corporation

Christina Shannon headshot

Christina Shannon

VP, Global Chief Information Security Officer

Catalina

Large complex organizations are difficult to steer even in the best of times, as they often consist of disparate communities with varying missions, competing siloes and entrenched cultures and beliefs. Our current times, characterized by not only a health crisis but also unprecedented technological change, dynamic complexity, ambiguity, paradox, and constant disruption, demands a different type of leadership. One that fosters agility, adaptability and resilience in even the most complex, traditional and largest of organizations.

Join this session to explore:

  • Overcoming traditional roadblocks such as company culture and organizational silos to boost adoption of new frameworks and standards
  • Creating and managing a system of enterprise governance to make measurable transformation progress
  • Identifying opportunities and fostering innovation at scale in a widely dispersed organization

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

November 1, 2021

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

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 2, 2021 - morning

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

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Employee Engagement — The Competitive Advantage for Tech Talent

Susy Bobenrieth headshot

Susy Bobenrieth

CHRO, EVP

Millicom

Christine Vanderpool headshot

Christine Vanderpool

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Florida Crystals Corporation

The world has changed; so has your workforce. 2020 shattered the 9-to-5, on-site work paradigm and this is an opportunity for the enterprise to re-imagine the way they approach the traditional employment deal. Technology and security leaders are competing against organizations across the world for talent and boosting employee engagement can be the competitive advantage needed to recruit and retain the strongest performers.

Join this fireside chat to discuss:

  • How to manage the employer-employee social contract to increase retention
  • Strategies to improve employee engagement and performance to future-proof your hybrid workforce
  • Working with HR partners to develop a compelling employment value proposition for attracting and recruiting top talent

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

The Business Value of a SASE, Zero-Trust Journey

Shamla Naidoo headshot

Shamla Naidoo

CISO, Head of Cloud Strategy & Innovation

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

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Taking Control in the Cloud

Marc Helfman headshot

Marc Helfman

Head of Cybersecurity

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors

Marcos Marrero headshot

Marcos Marrero

Chief Information Security Officer

H.I.G. Capital

Maintaining a robust security posture has become a business-critical requirement at a time when the security threat landscape is more challenging than ever. Today’s highly distributed cloud-native applications with workloads running on complex hybrid/multi-cloud infrastructures present extensive and vulnerable attack surfaces to malicious actors, who are getting more sophisticated all the time. Now is the time to re-evaluate your cloud security strategy before it’s too late.

Join your peers for a discussion around:

  • Optimizing the cost of the cloud and automating cloud security posture at scale
  • Improving security, compliance and governance in cloud architectures
  • Leveraging the resources and controls you already have

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Bolster Your Incident Response Plan

Travis Jones headshot

Travis Jones

Special Agent

Federal Bureau of Investigation

In today’s evolving risk environment, you can’t always predict where and when cybercriminals will strike, but you can control how you and your company will respond. Crafting a robust incident response plan allows your organization to ramp up resources and teams needed to quickly resolve issues without any frenzy or panicked decision-making. 

 Join Special Agent Travis Jones for this interactive discussion on:

  • Strategies to defend against the ever-changing threat landscape
  • Best practices for creating a well-rounded response plan that includes internal and external partners
  • Using cyber drills and other methods to strengthen your crisis management plan and instill cybersecurity awareness across the enterprise 

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Taking Data Governance to Data Enablement

Victor Campos headshot

Victor Campos

Chief Information Security Officer

JM Family Enterprises

The diversity and pace of business demand for data and analytics far exceeds the ability to meet it through existing governance capabilities. Initiatives must be connected to business strategy and organizational workflow in order to be successful.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Components of an effective data governance program
  • Successful governance business cases that influence key stakeholders
  • How to establish an end-to-end data governance strategy to meet evolving global standards

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Securing the Sprawling Endpoint

Rich Latayan headshot

Rich Latayan

Chief Information Security Officer

AAA National

As enterprises increasingly make access to data more fluid and move assets to the cloud endpoint protection has become vital. These shifting perimeters lack clear definition and require new layers of security through endpoint protection.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Tactics for monitoring a sprawling attack surface of connective devices
  • Strategies to identify your most vulnerable endpoints
  • How deep learning can offer a multi-layer approach to endpoint security

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

November 2, 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 CIO and CISO Role in Accelerating Digital Business

 As digital initiatives across enterprises have accelerated quickly, leaders must balance the right structures and strategies. Whether restructuring existing applications, infrastructure and security ecosystems or preempting new initiatives to bring services and applications to market faster than ever before, CIOs and CISOs are immersed in strategizing and building support for these critical business objectives.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CIOs and CISOs will discuss their role in proactively contributing to organizational success.

Topic Option 1: Designing a holistic digital framework

  • How are you evolving your operating model to deliver better speed, agility and innovation?
  • How are you optimizing for future resilience and not just immediate efficiency?
  • How are you shifting funding from less valuable initiatives to new channels or services?

Topic Option 2: Fostering a digital-first mindset

  • How have you evolved your cross-business partnerships in the past year?
  • What’s new or next in your organizational structure to support digital business?
  • How are you establishing credibility in your role to drive the enterprise in a digital direction?


1:35pm - 1:50pm  Networking Break

November 2, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Cloud Computing & Security— More Than Lifting and Shifting

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy headshot

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy

Vice President, Global Field CISO Team

Fortinet

One could say networking and security always follow the compute, but rapid adoption of multi-cloud and hybrid computing means networks are now more distributed than ever before with business value shifting to agility, innovation and software - leading to the rise of the software defined enterprise.

In this session, you will explore:

  • How to better balance risk management with business objectives and customer experiences
  • Practical strategies to secure cloud computing while delivering better outcomes and experiences
  • New and emerging technology trends

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Mitigating the Human Risk

Andrew Cannata headshot

Andrew Cannata

Global Chief Information Security Officer

Primo Water Corporation

James Nolin headshot

James Nolin

Sr. Director IT Operations

Spirit Airlines

Shawn Surber headshot

Shawn Surber

VP Technology Strategy, Office of the CISO

Tanium

The human element remains a huge challenge in a cohesive information security strategy, as they pose as potential risk as either an accidental or malicious insider. Employees, vendors and even customers all have a role to play when clicking one malicious link can put the organization at serious risk. The CISO must instill discipline, responsibility and buy-in across a huge swath of users – no easy task, especially in a remote working world.

In this session, you will discuss:

  • How to inform security awareness training needs and objectives
  • Training techniques and solutions that work at scale
  • Measuring success and holding users accountable

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:10pm  Closing Comments

3:10pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

Leadership in a Dispersed Global Enterprise

Glen Armes headshot

Glen Armes

Chief Information Security Officer

Old Republic International Corporation

Christina Shannon headshot

Christina Shannon

VP, Global Chief Information Security Officer

Catalina

Large complex organizations are difficult to steer even in the best of times, as they often consist of disparate communities with varying missions, competing siloes and entrenched cultures and beliefs. Our current times, characterized by not only a health crisis but also unprecedented technological change, dynamic complexity, ambiguity, paradox, and constant disruption, demands a different type of leadership. One that fosters agility, adaptability and resilience in even the most complex, traditional and largest of organizations.

Join this session to explore:

  • Overcoming traditional roadblocks such as company culture and organizational silos to boost adoption of new frameworks and standards
  • Creating and managing a system of enterprise governance to make measurable transformation progress
  • Identifying opportunities and fostering innovation at scale in a widely dispersed organization

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

REGISTER

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

Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-800-241-3333. Please mention Florida Executive Summit to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $249 USD (plus tax) is October 22, 2021.

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Florida CIO Program Manager


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

Kaila Overton

Program Manager

kaila.overton@evanta.com