CIO GAS Summit | September 20, 2018 | Frankfurt, Germany

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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, September 20, 2018 - CIO GAS Summit

7:00 am - 7:55 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

8:10 am - 8:40 am

Keynote Presentation

Addressing Privacy on a Global Scale

Of all the risk management issues that present themselves to the modern-day CISO, perhaps the most difficult to address is that of privacy. In and of itself, privacy is no different a challenge than protecting any other sensitive information, however the multi-jurisdictional impacts of the issue due to wildly differing laws between the US and European countries (as well as Canada, another country with strong privacy laws) make this an issue that is often times overwhelming to address. CISOs must work diligently to ensure that their privacy efforts conform with the standards of any jurisdiction with which they might work, where their data might be held and this is an almost overwhelming task. 

Takeaways:  

  • Privacy is one of the most challenging issues for any business and CISO to address 
  • The difference in regulations between and among European countries (both those in and out of the EU itself) and North American ones means traversing a fraught landscape 
  • A strong approach to privacy that addresses global differences is essential to being a stable and viable global business
 

8:45 am - 9:15 am

Keynote Presentation

How does IoT impact traditional IT and boost the need for a hybrid IT infrastructure.

IoT will soon generate billions of data outside the DC in a world where everything computes. Therefore IT need to provide the enabling infrastructure for OT (Operational Technology).

Connect, Protect and Compute are vital to harness the Power of Data. The connectivity of the "intelligent edge" has to be enabled securely and data streams into new and existing datacenters need to be optimized and tailored to business needs. 

Hybrid IT with multi cloud environments will be empowered with latest multi cloud environments and underlying IT. Security on chip level and with composable infrastructure to massive compute stacks at the edge and scale out to public cloud will be the key to drive new generation of apps and data as the digital fuel for business transformation.

 

9:20 am - 9:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Securing the Mobile, Cloud-First Enterprise

More and more organizations are embracing the cloud and mobility to improve productivity and make their business more competitive. This is turning the current security landscape upside down. At the same time newer, more advanced threats are creating new risks that traditional security appliances struggle to keep up with. CIOs and CISOs are looking for new approaches to securely adopt cloud and mobility. 

In this session Zscaler will discuss why many IT organizations are choosing to adopt a cloud-based approach to securely enable mobility, cloud applications and social media, while ensuring compliance and reducing risk. The audience will learn how a cloud security strategy can help them. 

  •  Protect users from advanced threats: Why traditional security appliances are failing. 
  • Why full SSL content inspection is necessary to detect emerging, advanced security threats.  
  • How to embrace cloud with full visibility and control of Shadow IT.  
  • Get real-time visibility and control: mine billions of user transactions in seconds to quickly identify gaps in security and ensure compliance with corporate policies.
 

9:50 am - 10:15 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Become a Change Agent for Business Transformation

Today's modern CIO is embarking on a digital transformation journey exploring radical hybrid IT strategies and leveraging new technologies like Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big Data. However with 'keeping the lights on' legacy IT components costing nearly 90% of a typical IT budget, how can IT make powerful advancements and lead business change?

Join this interactive session to learn how award-winning CIOs are successfully tipping the balance by liberating people, time and money from costly ongoing maintenance of their ERP systems including SAP and Oracle, to invest in strategic initiatives that create real-world competitive advantage.

 

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Evolving From Legacy To Achieve Digital Transformation

For most IT organizations, the way to get there is through a digital transformation framework, which produces a radically different and modern approach to technology and support that is based on a principle of business agility. It emphasizes moving quickly to adjust to the way the customer in the global techno-society wants to interact.  

Digital transformation requires a new business operating vision and a strategy on how to deliver that vision. includes technology infrastructure, tools, applications, communications, staff capabilities, staff competencies and more. The CIO has to work closely with corporate planning to define the type of support that will be needed and how the technology infrastructure and capability will evolve and to create a flexible investment plan that can be adjusted over time. Key elements must include the redesign of the technology infrastructure to reduce complexity and cost while increasing scalability, a rethinking of how business and IT work together, and an ability to quickly adopt and integrate new advanced technologies.  

Until recently, this goal has been almost impossible to achieve, because few companies have the ability to replace legacy infrastructure and applications. And it has been almost impossible to unlock legacy functionality and data for use with modern technology.

 

11:05 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Get IT Moving at the Speed of Digital Business

With the proliferation of smart devices, connected sensors and a constant and insatiable need for data-driven insights, IT has moved from back office functionality to supporting executive strategy. Businesses need to move at the speed of technology and technology needs to run at the pace of digital business. In this session, we will share examples of how forward thinking organizations are addressing the need to support modern, digital business outcomes whilst defending core markets from digital migrants.  

We know every business starts in a different place, with its own strengths and weaknesses, and unique opportunities. Nevertheless, there are pragmatic and proven practices that all organizations can use to build the business case for change and to justify investments from board. You will leave this session with plenty of ideas for starting your own project and a few useful frameworks as well.

 

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Empower the Digital Workspace

In the age of mobile and cloud, consumerization is directly impacting how businesses drive digital transformation. It's changing employee expectations, creating new application demands and driving new opportunities to change business processes. Consumerization of the enterprise represents both a challenge and an opportunity for IT. 

Implementing a digital workspace solution can help IT harness the rapid changes brought about by consumerization and address the needs of the wide range of users and use cases within the business.  

The digital workspace is a holistic change in the way end-user services are delivered by IT. A digital workspace platform provides the necessary infrastructure to deliver the apps and data employees need across any device used for work. 

Join the VMware roundtable to discuss solutions and challenges and to learn how to keep your business on the leading edge.

 

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Between Classical Policy Management and Agile Delivery - How Allianz Develops Into a Software Company

With a history of more than 125 years Allianz reinvents its product lifecycle and delivery process entirely. New market and customer needs within and outside the insurance industry force fresh ideas that require fast reactions. How does a huge organization gain enough speed to meet all new requirements and still is able to deliver the same quality and reliability for its heterogeneous customer base?

Takeaways:    

The presentation shows how Allianz is integrating its cross-lob business system with its customer and broker front-ends. It gives insights how Allianz is moving towards new service models and how development paradigms are changing.


 

12:35 pm - 1:20 pm

Networking Luncheon

 

1:25 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Threats Are Evolving. A New Approach to Cyber Security is Required.

"By 2020, 60% of enterprise information security budgets will be allocated for rapid detection and response approaches," according to Gartner Research. 

It's a simple concept: The earlier you detect and mitigate a threat, the less the ultimate cost to your business. By implementing an effective end-to-end threat management process that focuses on reducing detection and response times, you will have the ability to prevent high-impact security incidents, such as major data breaches. This process is known as Threat Lifecycle Management (TLM) and can help you improve the efficiency of your security operations. 

TLM is a series of aligned security operations capabilities and processes. It begins with the ability to see broadly and deeply across your IT environment and ends with the ability to quickly mitigate and recover from a security incident. You can enable effective TLM at a scale appropriate to your business through modern technology specifically in the areas of: 

  • Advanced machine analytics, which are key to discovering potential threats quickly. 
  • Security automation and orchestration capabilities, which increase analyst efficiency to support the entire threat investigation, through to full remediation and recovery. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Determine if your spending is focused on the right areas.  
  • Understand how to prevent high-impact cyber incidents.  
  • Discover how can you lower your TCO and maximise the ROI of your security technology.
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Rise of Machines: Protecting These New Identities

There are two actors on every network - people and machines. People rely on user names and passwords to identify themselves and gain access to machines, apps and devices. Machines use digital keys and certificates for M2M communication and authentication. But we're not protecting these growing machine identities. We spend billions each year on user name and password security, but almost none on protecting keys and certificates. Learn about these new security risks and the steps you can take immediately to get these risks under control.

 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Companies in the Changing of Perspectives: Disruption Meets Enterprise

Whoever is not willing to adapt, dies. This evidence of eviction now also applies to industries, companies, departments and even to individual careers. A traditional disaggregated infrastructure is increasingly difficult to maintain and IT is under pressure. The Cloud has now arrived in many organizations, but a public cloud also brings its own challenges with it. Disruptive approaches are in demand! That's why more and more companies are changing their perspectives and applying enterprise cloud systems with the same support and features of a public cloud. This lecture gives you an understanding of the Enterprise Cloud and how it can help make your business fit for the 22nd century and transform the demands of digitization and industry 4.0 into business value.

 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Collective Security - Meerkats vs Humans

As the security industry has continued to under invest in the human element of security, phishing has become the top attack vector for cyber criminals. Breaches continue to occur in record numbers, identification takes an exorbitantly long time, and the most preferred target is an organisation's human assets. Empowering human assets to provide vetted intelligence into your incident response teams is often overlooked. Every organisation has these human sensors, and there's a natural desire for these employees to want to help.  

In this presentation, David Janson will discuss: 

  • Why the cyber security industry is broken 
  • How to reduce susceptibility to human-targeted attacks 
  • How to empower users to become human sensors to recognize and report suspected attacks
 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Exposing the Enemy Within: How DNS Data Holds the Key to Cyber Defense

Did you know you can leverage DNS data to protect your network from cyberattacks? Here are two frightening stats from a recent expert security survey: 

1. More than 91% of attacks use DNS in some way 

2. Nearly 70% of organizations don't monitor recursive DNS servers 

DNS is the lowest layer of the internet, the most pervasive protocol, making it the perfect gateway for malicious activity and the spread of malware throughout an organization. To date, enterprise security teams have typically not focused on DNS in their defense; instead, doubling-down on risk mitigation measures like firewalls and secure web gateways. 

This is a mistake. 

Bluecat will discuss findings from a new cyber security whitepaper that demonstrate how to leverage the intelligence already available in your DNS data, allowing security professionals to:

  • Know who's on the network: DNS data provides instant visibility into all activity from all devices on the network 
  • Know what's happening on the network: Monitor and assess activity of specific individuals and/or devices 
  • Trace activity to its source: Trace the origin ("patient zero") of an attack using DNS data 
  • Block known threats: DNS tools can create, maintain, and implement a functional domain blacklist to prevent further or attacks and stop the spread of current breaches
 

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

Executive Visions

Facilitating Technology-Enabled Business Transformation

The role of the modern IT Executive is more complex than it has ever been before, not just because the technology landscape has become more complex, but also because increasingly IT execs have had to become a business-focused executive, not just a technologist. Long have we talked about the CIO and CISO getting a seat at the table but modern businesses are now demanding that their technology impresario join them and leverage his deep and rich technical acumen to allow the organization as a whole to better position itself for market-place success. To be successful, CxOs need to invest in themselves, in their personnel, and in the right technologies to allow them to position the IT department to proactively address business needs as an innovator and driver, rather than order-taker and enabler.

Takeaways:

  • IT leadership can no longer be simply technology focused, but must instead take their visibility into business process and become business focused
  • A broader business-focus does not preclude maintaining technology excellence however and indeed may demand more of it than ever before
  • Success for CxOs will be measured not in how they can enable enterprise decisions, but in how they can drive growth
 

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

 

5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception