Ohio CIO Executive Summit

December 2, 2021 | Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

December 2, 2021
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Ohio'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

Ohio CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Michael Erickson

Baptist Health
CISO

Kiran Govindaraju

Ohio National Financial Services
Actuarial Illustrations

Lisa Heckler

CareSource
Chief Information Security Officer

Phani Konduru

Humana
Chief Enterprise Architect & VP, Technology Advancement

Stacy Mill

Nashville Electric Service
VP of IT and CISO

Deval Motka

Rock Central
VP Rocket Data

Robert Schuetter

Valvoline
Chief Information Security Officer

Marc Varner

YUM! Brands
Corporate VP & Global 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 Ohio 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


December 1, 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.

December 2, 2021 - morning

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

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Winning With Women

Carla Donev headshot

Carla Donev

Chief Information Security Officer

NiSource

Companies are more successful when they optimize the full use of human capital. Leadership must partner across the C-suite and take a thoughtful approach to addressing important DE&I endeavors including facilitating structures to help women claim their seat at the table. 

In this keynote, attendees will:

  • Recognize non-productive attitudes and actions sabotaging DE&I
  • Identify practical, actionable steps to foster inclusion
  • Distinguish methods for active vs. passive allyship

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

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


9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Restructuring the Enterprise for Innovation

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Grant Smiley

VP of Technology & Operations

Ameritas


An efficient and functional organization design is critical for the enterprise to evolve and maintain a competitive edge in the market. A successful structure should not only focus on internal team alignment but also on innovative technologies, like automation, that will allow the organization to reach new heights.

Join this session as CIOs explore ways to:

  • Compellingly communicate a vision for the future to gain buy-in from stakeholders

  • Analyze market trends to identify and adopt competitive technologies

  • Break down silos in the enterprise to innovate collaboratively


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, Ray Wisdom. (ray.wisdom@evanta.com)


10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

The CIO's Roadmap -- Security at the Center

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Brian Minick

Chief Information Security Officer

Fifth Third Bank

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Tom Gottlieb

Chief Technology Officer

Fifth Third Bank


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



11:15am - 11:25am  Break

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

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Pamela Kubiatowski

Sr. Director of Transformation Strategy

Zscaler

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

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

December 2, 2021 - afternoon

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:10pm  Closing Comments

3:10pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

#EpicFail -- A Ransomware Adventure

Whether it comes from across the globe or down the street, the ever-looming threat of a ransomware attack is always in the back of the IT and security executive’s mind. Get your collaborative and creative juices flowing in this gamified choose your own adventure.

In this interactive session attendees will:

  • Collaborate to identify threat responses
  • Respond to choices and forces out of their control
  • Discuss pitfalls and best practices


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

December 1, 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.

December 2, 2021 - morning

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

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Winning With Women

Carla Donev headshot

Carla Donev

Chief Information Security Officer

NiSource

Companies are more successful when they optimize the full use of human capital. Leadership must partner across the C-suite and take a thoughtful approach to addressing important DE&I endeavors including facilitating structures to help women claim their seat at the table. 

In this keynote, attendees will:

  • Recognize non-productive attitudes and actions sabotaging DE&I
  • Identify practical, actionable steps to foster inclusion
  • Distinguish methods for active vs. passive allyship

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Collaboration for Diversity Across the Enterprise

Carla Donev headshot

Carla Donev

Chief Information Security Officer

NiSource

Diversity, equity and inclusion are top of mind for executives, but how are leaders implementing programs to initiate change? Leaders today are finding inspired pathways to create inclusive cultures, development opportunities, and collaborative opportunities to drive diversity initiatives. As DE&I programs remain a top priority, how are leaders bringing ideas to reality?

Join this discussion for:

  • Keys to establishing successful and collaborative programs
  • Strategies for communicating and demonstrating commitment to your workforce
  • Methods for robust DE&I implementation

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Activating a Cybersecurity Force for a New Era

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Rick Peters

CISO Operational Technology, North America

Fortinet

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, internally and externally, even in times of rapid disruption.

Join this boardroom for a discussion on:

  • Quantifying, measuring, and communicating risk across the organization
  • Upskilling your cybersecurity teams to stay ahead of emerging threats
  • Raising the Defense in Depth security stakes with behavioral analysis

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

The Art of Managing and Securing Endpoints

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Michael Spaulding

Director of Cyber Security Operations

Vertiv

Although most organizations do an exceptional job of layering different technologies to secure their data, breaches continue to occur. So what's going wrong and how can you identify these blindspots? In many instances, the point of failure can be tracked to the user and their endpoint. In today’s changing landscape, CISO must demand a tight hold on the endpoints.

In this session, you can learn about:

  • What are the major Endpoint management capabilities you can implement
  • How you can combat the complex challenges of managing endpoints in the new era
  • How you can continuously monitor endpoint metrics and manage system health

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, Ray Wisdom (Ray.Wisdom@evanta.com).

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

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

Pamela Kubiatowski headshot

Pamela Kubiatowski

Sr. Director of Transformation Strategy

Zscaler

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

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

December 2, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Actionable Intelligence -- Keeping Pace With Relentless Threats

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Adam Lawson

Supervisory Special Agent

Federal Bureau of Investigation

 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. FBI agents present how security leaders can best face changing threat vectors.

Join this session to discuss:

  • The current threat landscape
  • How to best discover and thwart nation-state attacks
  • What security executives can do to build resiliency

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

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

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Gregory Peebles

Information Security Manager

St. Elizabeth Healthcare

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Greg Anderson

Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer

Scripps


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 session, you’ll 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


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, Ray Wisdom (Ray.Wisdom@evanta.com).

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:10pm  Closing Comments

3:10pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

#EpicFail -- A Ransomware Adventure

Whether it comes from across the globe or down the street, the ever-looming threat of a ransomware attack is always in the back of the IT and security executive’s mind. Get your collaborative and creative juices flowing in this gamified choose your own adventure.

In this interactive session attendees will:

  • Collaborate to identify threat responses
  • Respond to choices and forces out of their control
  • Discuss pitfalls and best practices


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

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling (513) 579-1234.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $119 USD (plus tax) is November 5, 2021.

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CIO Thought Leaders
Key Partners
Program Partners

Ohio CIO Program Manager


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

Ray Wisdom

Program Manager

971.978.5010

ray.wisdom@evanta.com