Milwaukee CIO Executive Summit

December 14, 2021 | Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

December 14, 2021
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Milwaukee'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

Milwaukee CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Eric Hanson

HUSCO
Global VP, Information Services

Michael Kahler

Old Republic Surety
VP of Information Services

John Paape

Roehl Transport
Vice President of Technology/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 Milwaukee 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


Breakout Sessions

Activating a Cybersecurity Force for a New Era

With an increase in threat vectors comes the increased need for a sound yet dynamic cybersecurity program. CIOs must take a proactive approach in ensuring cybersecurity risk is considered at every step, even in times of rapid disruption.
Join this session for a discussion on:

  • Strategies to prepare for combating the threats of today and tomorrow.
  • Quantifying, measuring, and communicating risk across the organization
  • Upskilling your cybersecurity teams to stay ahead of emerging threats

Actionable Intelligence--Keeping Pace with Relentless Threats

Whether it’s cybercriminals motivated by profit or nation-state attackers with geopolitical motives, public and private organizations of all sizes have felt the impact of cyberattacks. Enterprise organizations are reeling from the onslaught of massively spread ransomware attacks to surgical pinpointed attacks on their assets from sophisticated state-sponsored actors. How can security leaders best face changing threat vectors?

Join Amanda Knutson, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bill Nash, Cybersecurity Advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to discuss:

  • Understanding the adversary’s goals and objectives
  • How to build a more secure and resilient infrastructure through preparedness, incident response, and mitigation
  • What security executives can do to build resiliency



Executive Boardroom Sessions

Strengthening Your IAM Program

Moving beyond outdated tech and into a world of efficient, seamless access isn’t impossible. Fine-tuning IAM strategies is an important goal of CISOs across the country.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss with your peers:

  • How to tailor an IAM strategy with limited resources
  • When to rely on legacy technology versus investing in new technology
  • What training is needed to strengthen your IAM program 


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 Jenn St. John (jenn.stjohn@evanta.com). 

Siri, How Can AI Benefit My Business?

Both CIOs and CISOs recognize the potential of AI, especially in today’s world where a large number of AI assets are being implemented due to increased spending on automation technology, but it’s often unclear how to best apply these technologies. Discover and learn what makes AI for enterprises one-of-a-kind and what cases are best suited for AI and machine learning.

In this session, you and your peers will learn:

  • How to use AI to create both long- and short-term business benefits
  • Understand the benefits of AI
  • How to anticipate emerging technologies and what to look for


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 Jenn St. John (jenn.stjohn@evanta.com). 

Taking a Strategic Approach to Third-Party Risk

For many businesses, third-party vendors have become an important source of strategic advantage and business value. Yet outsourcing is not without its risks. As these external partnerships become increasingly complex, the need for a new strategic approach to vendor risk management is clear.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Ways to partner across the c-suite on third-party risk efforts
  • New approaches for managing third, fourth, and even fifth-party partners
  • Strategies that will help you make the best choices for your organization


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 Jenn St. John (jenn.stjohn@evanta.com). 

The Brutal Honesty on Ransomware

IT leaders across the globe are asking themselves that question as ransomware grows increasingly prevalent and as attackers continue to raise their demands. It may seem difficult to prioritize building out your recovery plan when you could spend that time focused on increasing defensive measures but recovering from ransomware is not a process you want to wing.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Step-by-step guidance for navigating ransomware response protocols.
  • Key pitfalls most organizations make when attempting a ransomware recovery and how to avoid them.
  • How to build a foundation for developing a thorough, practical, and well-documented plan of action.


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 Jenn St. John (jenn.stjohn@evanta.com). 


Keynote Session

The Three Keys To Cybersecurity Transformation – Platform, People, and Process

The process of digital transformation improves business agility and information flow, but dramatically expands the attack surface and exposes your business to new threats. Your employees are on the internet now more than they are on the corporate network, accessing applications and data from everywhere. Protecting your business and retaining the benefits of digital transformation requires migrating to a zero trust security model delivered through the cloud, closer to where your users and business assets are now centered.

Join your peers for a session focused on:

  • Building your security ecosystem on a Zero Trust foundation
  • Developing new skills and embracing a new cultural mindset at all levels of the enterprise
  • Defining the right tools to empower your adoption of Zero Trust


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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

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 414-276-1234.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $154 USD (plus tax) is November 19, 2021.

Your Community Partners


CIO Thought Leaders
Key Partner

Milwaukee CIO Program Manager


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

Jenn St. John

Program Manager

971-222-5924

jenn.stjohn@evanta.com