Indianapolis CIO Executive Summit

November 16, 2021 | JW Marriott Indianapolis

November 16, 2021
JW Marriott Indianapolis

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Indianapolis'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

Indianapolis CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Meredith Harper

Lilly
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Leon Ravenna

KAR Global
CISO

Dustin Wilcox

Anthem
CISO

Judd Williams

NCAA
CIO

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 Indianapolis 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

#EpicFail – A Ransomware Adventure

An action-packed opening to kickstart a day of great discussions. Additional details coming soon.

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Half the Battle – Budgeting to Win

Pradeep Atluri headshot

Pradeep Atluri

Vice President Information Strategy & Technology

Badger Daylighting

Delivering awesome value is much harder with limited budgets and shrinking headcounts, especially when large initiatives such as cloud computing, IT modernization and mobility require major investment. How do IT leaders deliver awesome innovation while also managing costs? The conversation will include approaches for innovating without breaking the budget or schedule.

Join this panel discussion to learn more about how your fellow CIOs are:

  • Funding innovation
  • Driving creation
  • Managing the innovation process

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

CIOs Roadmap: Security at the Center

Quentin Gurney headshot

Quentin Gurney

Executive Advisor, Office of the CISO

Anthem

Ben Jones headshot

Ben Jones

CIO

Hello Nature

Heightened cybersecurity risks of the last two years have proven security initiatives and business continuity planning must be ingrained in every enterprise’s corporate culture. CIOs must set an example, demonstrating a commitment to security, positioning it at the core of IT and enterprise roadmaps. 

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Building robust cybersecurity strategies that align with new business objectives and hybrid workforce models

  • Reconceptualizing cyber roadmaps to enable digital business rather than inhibit innovation

  • Tackle growing security threats against infrastructure through security awareness and threat intelligence

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, Melissa Tarpley. (melissa.tarpley@evanta.com)

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Begin With the (End) User in Mind

Brett Flora headshot

Brett Flora

Chief Technology Officer

Elwood Staffing

James Jordan headshot

James Jordan

Executive Director

Burwood Group

You know that long-term customer relationships are built by proactively engineering an end-user first strategy from the beginning. The CIO can be a driving force for a proactively engineered strategy that puts customers in the starring role instead of forgotten in the balcony.

In this session, you’ll learn to:

  • Characterize the criteria of an end-user focused approach to IT strategy

  • Strategize effective methods to focus on the end-user from the beginning

  • Reconceptualize a legacy system that was not built with the end-user in mind

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

All Together Now – DE&I :The Human Imperative

Chris Henderson headshot

Chris Henderson

Deputy CTO

State of Indiana

Sandy Smith headshot

Sandy Smith

VP, IT

Kimball Electronics

Research shows that diverse teams are more innovative and productive, but it's no secret that IT and cybersecurity positions have a diversity shortage. It is imperative that leaders take responsibility for promoting diversity and CIOs and CISOs are uniquely positioned to lead the organization in fostering inclusion. With the new hybrid workforce, the opportunity to cast a wider net to build diverse teams is a moment that should not be wasted.

Join this keynote panel to discuss:

  • Accelerating innovation and business outcomes through the added advantage of having diversity and inclusion

  • Path to creating a psychologically safe place at work

  • The importance of establishing a support system to hire more diverse candidates


1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

November 16, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Risks, Risks Everywhere and Where's The Weakest Link?

Terri Zimmerman headshot

Terri Zimmerman

Director, Global Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, & Compliance

Cummins

In an increasingly quickly changing landscape, the CISO paddles against the swift current of lacking resources, legacy processes and inadequate workforce skills. Keeping the organization technologically secure shouldn’t require going down with the ship.

In this fireside chat your peers will discuss:

  • Securing assets effectively at every level with available resources
  • Shifting from reactive to proactive strategies across the enterprise
  • Preparing effective incident response/business continuity plans

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:10pm  Closing Comments

3:10pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

Beyond Comprehensive – Practical Tips for Cyber Insurance

Leon Ravenna headshot

Leon Ravenna

CISO

KAR Global

Why is insurance like a parachute? If they don’t work the first time, they’re useless. You find yourself faced with the age-old insurance question: “What is enough, and do we have it?” Get real insight from industry professionals to craft your best coverage plan.

Join this keynote to learn about:

  • Shifting criteria for coverage
  • Changes in regulatory requirements
  • Pertinent industry updates and prescriptive actions

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

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

#EpicFail – A Ransomware Adventure

An action-packed opening to kickstart a day of great discussions. Additional details coming soon.

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Resiliency in Risk

Increasing numbers of supply chain failures and damaging vendor data breaches are enough to turn the already challenging practice of assessing third parties into a virtually impossible task. Resilience is crucial and can only be achieved through a combination of agility and effective risk management. How can CISOs make strong risk-based decisions and scale for the future?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Security Posture through third party assessments
  • Frameworks to assess risk
  • Creating a culture of risk awareness

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Keys to Steadfast Security Awareness

Troy Ament headshot

Troy Ament

Field CISO, Healthcare

Fortinet

Cybercriminals and nation-state hackers are brazenly exploiting human vulnerabilities, and no one is immune to security slip-ups. Recent high-profile incidents all resulted from social engineering techniques that successfully deceived employees. The CISO must instill discipline, responsibility and buy-in across a huge swath of users – no easy task.

Join this session to discuss:

  • How today’s society informs security awareness training needs and objectives
  • Training techniques that work at scale and resonate with audiences
  • Strategies to measure success and hold users accountable

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Executing Your Security Operations Plan

Steve Lodin headshot

Steve Lodin

Sr. Director, Cyber Security Operations

Sallie Mae

Even the best blueprint benefits from a skilled builder. In the same way, security operations strategies benefit from a focused, skilled implementation.

Join this community discussion for: 

  • Practiced, proven, and sound threat minimization techniques

  • Training options meant to adequately prepare SOC personnel 

  • Tips on implementing your SOC strategy, despite potentially limited resources 

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, Melissa Tarpley. (melissa.tarpley@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

All Together Now – DE&I :The Human Imperative

Chris Henderson headshot

Chris Henderson

Deputy CTO

State of Indiana

Sandy Smith headshot

Sandy Smith

VP, IT

Kimball Electronics

Research shows that diverse teams are more innovative and productive, but it's no secret that IT and cybersecurity positions have a diversity shortage. It is imperative that leaders take responsibility for promoting diversity and CIOs and CISOs are uniquely positioned to lead the organization in fostering inclusion. With the new hybrid workforce, the opportunity to cast a wider net to build diverse teams is a moment that should not be wasted.

Join this keynote panel to discuss:

  • Accelerating innovation and business outcomes through the added advantage of having diversity and inclusion

  • Path to creating a psychologically safe place at work

  • The importance of establishing a support system to hire more diverse candidates


1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

November 16, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Orchestrating the Conversion of Technology and Business

James Jordan headshot

James Jordan

Executive Director

Burwood Group

Andy Dalton headshot

Andy Dalton

CIO, Managing Director

Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation

Surveying that nearly half of all enterprises have achieved maturity of their digital efforts, Gartner concluded “Technology is now an essential element of every successful business strategy.” As advanced digitization and value creation becomes a business-wide mandate, a technology leader’s vision and guidance is vital to enabling pervasive IT adoption.

Join this peer-led session to discuss how to: 

  • Create a thriving, integrated IT partnership across the business
  • Deploy assets to fuel technology advancement – from business relationship managers to business-led fusion teams
  • Leverage the right executive allies to expand technology’s impact

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Chain of Fools: Third Party and Supply Chain Risk

Ted Cotterill headshot

Ted Cotterill

Chief Privacy Officer

State of Indiana

Bill Havlin headshot

Bill Havlin

Director, IT Risk & Compliance

KAR Global

Today’s increasingly complex and interconnected supply chain creates more opportunities than ever for malicious actors to cause damage to your business. Third-party data breaches are at an all-time high, and legacy approaches to third-party risk management can’t keep up.

Join this boardroom to explore: 

  • Continuous assessment and monitoring of third parties and supply chain partners 

  • How to create an accurate inventory of all vendors within your ecosystem

  • What to do when your third party gets breached

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, Melissa Tarpley. (melissa.tarpley@evanta.com)

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:10pm  Closing Comments

3:10pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

Beyond Comprehensive – Practical Tips for Cyber Insurance

Leon Ravenna headshot

Leon Ravenna

CISO

KAR Global

Why is insurance like a parachute? If they don’t work the first time, they’re useless. You find yourself faced with the age-old insurance question: “What is enough, and do we have it?” Get real insight from industry professionals to craft your best coverage plan.

Join this keynote to learn about:

  • Shifting criteria for coverage
  • Changes in regulatory requirements
  • Pertinent industry updates and prescriptive actions

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

JW Marriott Indianapolis

Your Community Partners


CIO Thought Leader
Key Partner

Indianapolis CIO Program Manager


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

Melissa Tarpley

Program Manager

melissa.tarpley@evanta.com