CISO Pacific Northwest Summit | March 18, 2021 | Virtual Summit - Real-time Online Conversations

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - CISO Pacific Northwest Summit

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:30 am - 10:10 am

Keynote Panel

People, Process, & Platforms... Tech Must Change Before it is Too Late!

Many technologists have had their departments shift from being cost centers to revenue generators for their organizations. That isn't the only shift that is coming for tech executives. Margins are reduced and expectations are high. Innovation has to move faster. Leadership has to evolve. Risk has a whole new meaning in 2021. Business continuity is just one of many complex business challenges creating unanticipated market turbulence. Join us to gain insight into how tech leaders are turning complexity and chaos into real strategy execution initiatives. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Smarter Spending 
  • Customer and Employee Experience 
  • Leadership and Business Transformation

Moderated by:

Neil Kurtz, Managing Director/Senior Advisor, Guggenheim Partners

 

Panelists:

Steven Zalewski, CISO, Levi Strauss & Co. View details

 
 

Jeremy Smith, Global Head Information Security (CISO), Avery Dennison View details

 
 
 

10:10 am - 10:40 am

Keynote

Open security - from patchwork to platform
As organizations adopt new technologies and utilize the cloud for business innovation and growth, security teams are challenged with ensuring that those initiatives and missions are successful. They are faced with creating an effective security program from a fragmented patchwork of solutions and data sources that do not easily interoperate without a great deal of custom development and integration.To help address this industry wide problem, IBM joined forces with 25 other cybersecurity vendors - including McAfee and Crowdstrike - to form the Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) to promote open and interoperable cybersecurity. OCA members subscribe to the mantra of "Integrate Once, Reuse Everywhere" to enable security teams to focus on solving security issues rather than getting tools to work together. Join IBM Security's Chris Bontempo, VP of Marketing for Cloud & Cognitive Solutions, to hear how the OCA members are working together and contributing foundational technologies under the open-source Apache 2.0 license to enable security solutions to communicate with each other over a standard fabric during the entire threat management life cycle.

Sponsored by:

IBM View details

 
 

Presented by:

Carolina Howland, Security Field Marketing Manager, IBM

 
 

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

Scaling the Internal Customer Journey: From Survive to Thrive

The office dynamic continues to evolve. Working from home, office, or even hybrid brings unique and complicated challenges for every organization. In this session we examine what it takes to build the optimal customer journey in 2021 and beyond. With the internal experience being more important than ever before, hear what is working and what to avoid all the while scaling your business for the future. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • What is the experience we are presenting to our internal customers and how can that change the way your business interacts with their customers? 
  • What does your internal customer journey look like today and how can you scale that for a structure where you can not only survive but thrive going forward? 
  • What are the three core principles that will enhance the optimal customer journey...and will you agree?!

Presented by:

Reza Rassool, Chief Technology Officer, RealNetworks

 
 

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Inside the Cybercrime Economy

Cybercrime is on the rise, costing the global economy trillions per year. With cybercrime-as-a-service and hacking tools readily available, critical data assets and company reputations are at risk. As threat campaigns evolve, understanding how your adversaries are working and what they are targeting can help you ensure a better cyber defence. Join Mark Sangster as he discusses how cybercrime has become an industry and shares insight into how phishing and ransomware campaigns work. 

 Key takeaways 

  •  Understand and identify your cyber risk 
  • How cybercrime organizations are operationalizing and their preferred methods of choice 
  • Dive into recent incidents to explore threat scenarios that combine multiple tools and techniques

Sponsored by:

eSentire View details

 
 
 

11:20 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

External Collaboration Security in Cloud Applications

Often overlooked or misunderstood, the security of external collaborators is a manageable risk. This presentation will leverage tools you may all ready have and apply core practices to help you elevate your external collaborator visibility through innovative approach. Ask yourself â?" ?What do I need to know about external collaborators?

Presented by:

Dan Meacham, CISO, CSO & VP of Global Security, Legendary Entertainment

 
 

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

How to Confidently Address Today's Threats and Communicate Risk Level to the Board

Year after year, security teams struggle to defend against the same threats that continuously grow more complex. Additionally, digital transformation has expanded the attack surface, further complicating the process of identifying, mitigating, and reporting on risk. The stakes are high for security teams every day, but when there are newsworthy threats, the board knocks on their door. For executives, it will become increasingly important to understand the evolving threat landscape, the impact this has on their organization, and how to answer questions from the board quickly, or even better, proactively before they ask. 

 Takeaways: 

  • An overview of current threat trends across multiple industries and common attacker paths 
  • Tips to remediate and proactively identify these threats through best practice sharing for mitigation, detection, and response 
  • Walk through of a proven formula to confidently address the board's questions around newsworthy threats, using ransomware as an example.

Sponsored by:

ReliaQuest View details

 
 

Presented by:

Joe Partlow, CTO, ReliaQuest

 

Executive Boardroom

Modern IT Operations: How IT can enable cloud-native transformation

We've all heard the terms DevOps and cloud-native become industry standard buzzwords. But why is it so hard to wrangle in cloud cost and security? If DevOps and cloud-native are only about devs, ops, and public cloud, what is the relevance and value of IT and the massive existing investments? We know the traditional capabilities and operations of IT are lagging leading to shadow IT. But we see the challenges and risks avoiding IT creates â?" uncontrolled costs, gaps in security and safety, lacking performance and resilience, and others. Insight has created a framework of Modern IT Operations to help bridge this gap, extend devops operating models throughout IT, and enable IT to become service-oriented and create an exceptional developer experience leveraging on-prem and public platforms. 

 TAKEAWAYS 

  •  IT needs to be a participant in digital transformation 
  • IT transformation is not just about tools or skills 
  • Cloud-native is more about ?how? than ?where? 
  • Cloud transformation must be purposeful and well understood 
  • Data-based decisions focused on value and security pave the way

Sponsored by:

HCL BigFix View details

 
 
 

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Tech Initiatives in the post-COVID-19 era

One of the oldest industry in the world, logistics, is the biggest beneficiary of Digital Transformation. Before the Pandemic organizations were exploring digital technologies. Fast forward to today to see that a host of technologies were implemented in short span of time. With the pandemic continuing to manifest itself the demand for newer technologies has increased. What technology has now become the defacto standard and what is next? 

Key Takeaways. 

  • Digital technologies which have become mainstream.  
  • Which new technologies are showing the greatest potential for business?

Presented by:

Deepak Sharma, Global Director, IT Business Solutions & Support, Agility

 
 

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Accelerating Cloud Migration while Minimizing Risk
Most organizations struggle with competing priorities of risk management, compliance, cost, and user experience; all while working to manage the long tail of legacy systems, including legacy identity & access management solutions when it comes to cloud migration. Find out how to drive successful digital transformation with a comprehensive digital identity solution that helps you balance security and user experience while supporting a non-disruptive migration 
 Key Takeaways: 
  •  How can your organization measure cost savings from a move to a broader cloud strategy?
  •  In what ways can the implementation of cloud platforms maximize data center performance while reducing capital expenditures? 
  •  Explore ways to determine which assets can be retired from your architecture with a move to the hybrid cloud

Sponsored by:

Sonatype View details

 
 

Executive Boardroom

Modern IT Operations: How IT can enable cloud-native transformation
We've all heard the terms DevOps and cloud-native become industry standard buzzwords. But why is it so hard to wrangle in cloud cost and security? If DevOps and cloud-native are only about devs, ops, and public cloud, what is the relevance and value of IT and the massive existing investments? We know the traditional capabilities and operations of IT are lagging leading to shadow IT. But we see the challenges and risks avoiding IT creates â?" uncontrolled costs, gaps in security and safety, lacking performance and resilience, and others. Insight has created a framework of Modern IT Operations to help bridge this gap, extend devops operating models throughout IT, and enable IT to become service-oriented and create an exceptional developer experience leveraging on-prem and public platforms. 
 
TAKEAWAYS:
  •  IT needs to be a participant in digital transformation
  •  IT transformation is not just about tools or skills Cloud-native is more about ?how? than ?where? 
  • Cloud transformation must be purposeful and well understood
  •  Data-based decisions focused on value and security pave the way

Sponsored by:

Insight Cloud + Data Center Transformation View details

 
 

Presented by:

Jeff Bozic, Principal Architect, Insight Cloud + Data Center Transformation

 
 

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

MOMENT to MOMENT CX
For years, marketers have focused on key points in the customer journey â?" from when they start to explore to when they buy and when they leave feedback. But in a digital experience economy where more curious and demanding customers can get exactly what they want â?" instantly and effortlessly â?" it's pivotal to show you understand and can respond to their needs. Paige will reveal how the emotions and feelings that customers take away from each moment are what matters most, and how leading brands are creating enduring memories to win their customers' time, attention, and loyalty.

Sponsored by:

Sitecore View details

 
 
 

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Powering your digital transformation behind RPA and Hyperautomation

Hyperautomation is a key strategic component of the digitally enabled organizations and the top trend in emerging technologies. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the core technology that enables the Hyperautomation. RPA software robots automate manual, repetitive and mundane human tasks and brings processing speed, cost savings and quality. RPA technology can be extended by artificial intelligence and analytics capabilities to offer smarter and more advanced intelligent automation solutions.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Learn about the basic principles of RPA
  • Understand how using RPA with business focused approach can benefit your security program
  • Appreciate how we have benefitted by implementing a solution based RPA - identifying and acting on emerging customer and market trends to generate new revenue streams

Presented by:

Darren Pulsipher, Chief Solutions Architect, Intel

 
 

1:20 pm - 1:30 pm

Closing Remarks