CIO/CISO North Central Virtual Summit

May 13, 2021

CIO/CISO North Central Virtual Summit

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Opening Remarks


Keynote Panel: “How Cloud is Enabling & Accelerating Digital Transformation and the Business


Keynote Presenter: “How Cloud is Enabling & Accelerating Digital Transformation and the Business

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Every organization gets compromised – it’s how you fast you detect and respond to an incident that counts. This is especially important when you look at trends like the overnight move to remote work, the subsequent increase in phishing attacks and acceleration of cloud adoption, as well as the proliferation of enterprise IoT that have expanded the attack surface and complicated the job of security professionals. We’ll explore those trends and the opportunity that lay ahead for security teams post-compromise to prevent an event that results in an outage or an incident from becoming a full-scale data breach.

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CIO/CISO Fireside Chat: “Conquering Cloud with consistent Cyber, Data | Cloud Security and Governance Model

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The jarring transition to work from home has immediately impacted the effectiveness of our security architecture which has most security leaders asking, “how can we do this better?” In this session we will explore the growing trend of “Zero Trust” and how the latest security best practices can be used to address the current gaps organizations are facing, in a remote work force, and why this will ultimately lead to a more resilient security posture.

Key take aways:
– Traditional security architecture is no longer sufficient for defending the IT enterprise
– The core principles of zero trust secure organizations for current and future crisis
– Effective zero trust requires extending the principles to all servers and endpoints, even legacy systems

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Disrupter Presenter: “A Developers Framework for Data Protection: Key Considerations for Backup and Recovery

Juan Orlandini
Chief Architect
Clay Heuckendorf
Senior Architect

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As organizations are digitally transforming at a rapid pace, one aspect of IT has yet to evolve. Framework for data protection strategies has largely remained the same over the years. Developers who once initiated data protection processes are now wondering what happened. In this session Insight Cloud + Data Center Transformation Chief Architect, Juan Orlandini, and Senior Architect, Clay Heuckendorf, will dive deep into modern strategies for data protection, backup, and recovery. They’ll discuss how developers have taken center stage in the data journey, and how data protection should be a part of that.

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CIO/CISO Fireside Chat: “”

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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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These unprecedented times may usher in a new world for security and risk professionals… but are they ready? With many organizations anticipating full-time remote work and acceleration of digital initiatives, CISOs are increasingly being asked to adapt to the speed of business and demonstrate value to the organization. How can security and risk leaders adapt to the new normal? What changes must they make to their programs? How can security enable the business to succeed — moving beyond the “cost center” mindset? Join this discussion, which will explore the changing role of the security professional, the rise of quantitative measurement and metrics, and how you should be thinking about your program and relationships with executives in the months and years ahead.

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CXO Panel: “Cloud & Collaboration: Bridging the data gap between on-premises systems and the latest as-a-service cloud applications

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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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CXO Fireside Chat: “Aligning, Moving and Prioritizing Data Analytics Workloads to the Cloud for Performance Optimization

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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.

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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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