CIO/CISO TOLA Virtual Summit

April 22, 2021

CIO / CISO TOLA Virtual Summit

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Opening Remarks


Keynote Panel: “How to Accelerate and Secure Your Digital Transformation Journey

Scot Miller
Ramki Ramaswamy
CIO, Commerical Airlines

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Executive Vision Presenter: “Defying (Data) Gravity | What the future of accelerated data growth holds for enterprises

Dave McCrory
VP Of Growth and Global Head of Insights and Analytics

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CXO Fireside Chat: “Cloud Computing and Security is More than Lifting and Shifting

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy
Vice President, Global Field CISO Team

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Enterprise IT strategies have always been determined by the dynamics of centralized and distributed computing. Indeed, one could say that networking and security always follow the compute. 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.

Multi-cloud adoption is also driving three strategic technology trends: Zero Trust, SD-WAN, and SASE. Going forward, IT teams will have to grapple with these key trends while managing a combination of in-house and service provider solutions, while balancing risk management with business objectives and customer experiences. How should we think about computing, networking, and security when enterprises own less and less infrastructure, platform and software?

In this session, we’ll review practical strategies to secure cloud computing while delivering better outcomes and experiences.

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Executive Vision Presenter: “Threat Modeling SaaS Applications: The Anatomy of a Data Breach

Brendan O’Connor
Co-Founder and CEO, AppOmni

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Companies are adopting SaaS faster than ever before, but investment in SaaS security hasn’t kept up. Join Brendan O’Connor, the former CSO at Salesforce and Security CTO at ServiceNow, as he discusses why enterprise SaaS is the biggest security vulnerability no one is talking about. Brendan will cover many common misconceptions about SaaS security, and the mistakes that nearly every enterprise is making. He’ll also present anonymized examples of data exposure from some of the world’s most recognized companies and explain the steps enterprises need to take now to secure your environment and prevent SaaS data breaches.

Common SaaS vulnerabilities we’ll be covering:

  • Portals
  • 3rd party applications
  • Vendor updates and releases
  • Anonymous API access

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Disrupter Presenter: “”

Alex Jones
Information Security Manager

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As the attack surface continues to grow and the number of attacks increases, there still remains
a gap when it comes to validating the effectiveness and accuracy of the enterprise’s cyber

● Enable secure business continuity on their extended networks
● Continuously validate their cyber defenses with limited on-site access
● Regularly challenge their network against the MITRE ATT & CK framework

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Closing Fireside Chat: “Protecting your data – no matter what happens next

John Grimm
Vice President of Strategy and Business Development

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What to Know and What to Do About It

Digital interactions between customers and vendors during the pandemic and redesigned supply chains, along with a massive—and unexpected—shift to remote work, have made implementing digital transformation more urgent than ever before. In this webinar, we’ll build on insights from a recent Lawless Research survey of managers and executives both inside and outside corporate IT departments to discuss companies focus on digital transformation, the emergence of no-code platforms, and the latest trends in remote work.

  • Research study and industry insights when it comes to digital transformation
  • Digital transformation trends in the era of remote work

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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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