CIO/CISO Central Virtual Summit

August 18, 2021

CIO/CISO Central Virtual Summit

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Opening Remarks


Fireside Chat: “Building and Maturing a TPRM Program

Third Party Risk Association
Jonathan Ehret, CISSP, CISA, CRISC
Vice President, Strategy& Risk
Julie Gaiaschi
Co-Founder and CEO

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These days it seems no organization or industry is adverse to cyber attacks. From open-source software tools to critical infrastructure, threats are coming in all shapes and sizes. It’s more critical than ever to understand the threats facing your organization from the inside and your vendor ecosystem.

Managing your digital supply chain risk does not have to be a cumbersome process. Firms can look beyond security assessments and questionnaires to ensure that their vendor network is operating securely and efficiently.

During this session, attendees will learn:

  • New methods for managing supply chain risk
  • What tools are most effective to combat vendor risk
  • How to generate key data points to make effective third-party risk decisions

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Senior Supporter: “Introduction to Data Management by Cohesity

Chris Colotti
Field Chief Technology Officer

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Disrupter Presenter: “Building a Thriving Workforce? It All Comes Down to IT

Brian Kelley
Manager II Workspace Services Architecture

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Hybrid work is the future, but how will it actually work? Last year saw a significant acceleration of digital transformation to accommodate remote work, which involved moving to the cloud and adopting synchronous remote meeting technologies. Now we’re facing a new wave of complexity as we return to the office, and IT has the power to make or break the new work experience. To navigate the complexities that come with hybrid workforces and the explosion of new tools, companies need to embrace an AI-enabled collaborative work management solution.

In this session with Wrike’s Brian Kelley, you’ll learn:

  • Lessons gleaned from IT leaders on managing an at-home workforce.
  • The role that AI-enabled collaborative work management will play in the future of IT and working remotely.
  • The top three priorities of successful IT teams managing distributed workforces.

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Senior Supporter: “$5,000 a minute downtime? Not on our watch.

Vidya Shankaran
Field CTO for Cloud and Emerging Technology Solutions

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In this session, Vidya Shankaran discusses best practices which can help minimize the loss a critical event can have on business. Learn how Chart Industries used Commvault Intelligent Data Services to ensure business continuity within their global operation which resulted in rapid recovery, efficient use of resources, and minimized the impact to their business.

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Senior Supporter: “Drive to The Cloud With A Hybrid IAM Strategy

Allan Foster
Chief Evangelist

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Digital transformation, competitive advantage, and saving money are driving factors for any organization moving to the cloud. But if you still need to support critical on-prem legacy applications, a hybrid cloud IAM strategy can make your migration and management seamless. Gain insights on the realities of hybrid cloud and IAM strategies to secure them.

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CIO & CISO Closing Keynote Panel: “Trends & Challenges in Digital Transformation

PGA of America
Kevin Scott
Head of Technology (CIO)
Datta Junnarkar
Head of IT, Maritime
Dalia Powers
Senior VP and CTO of Platform Innovation and Engineering

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Got questions? We've got answers!

Why should I attend?

Your time is valuable and we make sure to make the most of it! We take the time to figure out your challenges and customize your experience to meet your needs. Our agendas are tailored to your feedback and we pride ourselves in covering the most cutting-edge content delivered by renowned industry experts. Look forward to building enduring partnerships and together we’ll go straight to the top.

Where is the event taking place?

The event is by invitation-only. The location will be released to all attendees once your registration has been confirmed. 

What is the dress code?

We recommend business attire. Most attendees wear suits or comparable attire. Ties are optional.

Can I bring a colleague with me?

Yes! We always urge our members to refer their colleagues! We love adding new members to the community, especially if they come highly recommended by a current member. Either have them reach out to your Apex POC or have them fill out the Member Registration Form.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

No problem! Please let your Apex POC know as soon as possible in order for us to work with the venue on providing alternate options for you at the event.

What if I want to speak at an assembly?

Apex is always looking for speakers that can contribute their valuable insight. If you would like to speak, please contact your Apex POC or fill out the Speaker Registration Form on the Assemblies page. Please keep in mind that we receive many inquiries for speaking and sessions are available on a first come first served basis. But no need to worry, we have plenty of opportunities available at future assemblies.

I plan on being in attendance, but what if something comes up and I have to cancel?

We understand that something may come up on your calendar! Before canceling with us, please know that we will have a separate room for attendees to step out for work-related activities (meetings, emails, conference calls, etc.). If you must cancel, we just ask that you let us know at least 48 hours in advance so that we can open up the waitlist for another member.


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