The Future of IT

CIO Think Tank

February 23, 2023 - New York, NY

Visionaries

Ken Foster
VP IT
FLEETCOR

Think Tank Speaker

Accomplished CISO with proven track record of implementing Cyber Security programs and strategy, a US Navy Veteran with expertise in Information Risk, Governance, and IT enterprise operations and enterprise architecture in the public and private sectors. Transformational leader that excels at developing and implementing strategic, technical, and operational security/infrastructure architectures that are aligned with business goals and objectives using a risk based methodology. Established history of innovation, utilizing technology and processes effectively to minimize operational risk, cost, and increase operational efficiency to meet business goals by building a strategy that becomes a business differentiator.
Jordan Tannenbaum MD
CIO/CMIO / Healthcare Steering Committee
Saint Peter's Healthcare System

Think Tank Speaker

Jordan Tannenbaum, MD, MBA, MPH, PgC Healthcare Informatics is Vice President/Chief Information Officer and Chief Medical Officer and a CHIME Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO). Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, is the parent company of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital and acute care children’s hospital; Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, a network of primary and specialty care physicians; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the healthcare system; and Saint Peter’s Health & Management Services Corporation, which focuses on the wide group of the system’s non-hospital related healthcare services, including the CARES Surgicenter. Saint Peter’s University Hospital, received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction.
Ben Halpert
CSO
Stealth Mode Startup

Think Tank Speaker

Ben Halpert is a man on a mission: to educate and empower today’s digital citizens in the workplace, at schools, and at home. By day, he is the CISO at Groupon bringing his global experience in Risk Management, Cyber Security, Physical Security, Audit, Privacy, Compliance, and IT to benefit their merchants and customers. By night, he champions cyber ethics education throughout society via the 501(c)3 nonprofit Savvy Cyber Kids he founded in 2007. Ben is honored to speak and keynote at conferences and events worldwide. He has presented at the World Economic Forum, multiple times at the RSA Security Conference, InfoSec World Conference & SecureWorld events. Ben was invited to present at TEDxKids@Vilnius (Raising Savvy Cyber Kids) and TEDxSaintThomas (Technology addiction and what you can do about it). In addition, Ben has presented at IEEE, ACM, CSO50, CISO Summits, the Worth Safety & Security Summit and many other events over his career. Based on his early research and experience in the then emerging field of Cloud Computing, Ben was invited to publish Auditing Cloud Computing: A Security and Privacy Guide through John Wiley & Sons. Ben was a contributing author to Readings and Cases in the Management of Information Security and the Encyclopedia of Information Ethics & Security, wrote the security column for Mobile Enterprise Magazine and has contributed to seven NIST special publications. Through Savvy Cyber Kids, Ben provides cyber ethics educational and awareness sessions for parents, teachers, and students – from preschool through high school. Ben is the award-winning author of The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home children’s book series (The Family Gets a Computer, The Defeat of the Cyber Bully, and Adventures Beyond the Screen). As a trusted voice on a variety of cyber security issues, Ben has made numerous TV and radio appearances and has been featured in newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Wired, BBC, Kilinger, Good Morning America, Good Day Atlanta, CNN HLN, Fox News, RogersTV, RTVI, 11 Alive, WSB-TV, among others.
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Agenda

All times Eastern Time
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Welcome & Registration

11:00 AM-11:05 AM
Opening Remarks

11:05 AM-11:30 AM
Keynote
The Greatest Fears?

The biggest fear is not the technology, it is the potential of human error that could expose your organization to a cyberattack. The majority of CISOs agree that an employee carelessly falling victim to a phishing scam is the most likely cause of a security breach. Most also agree that they will not be able to reduce the level of employee disregard for information security. How do we guard against human error without limiting employee efficiency and productivity?

Brian Lozada
Global CISO, Prime Video
Amazon

11:35 AM-12:00 PM
Keynote
What’s AI Doing for You?

The terms "Artificial Intelligence" and "Advanced Machine Learning" are often thought of interchangeably. While there is a relationship between AI and AML, to say they are the same thing is an oversimplification and misclassification. Rather, one begets the other with AI being the basic principle upon which AML is developed. As AI begins to mature and migrate away from purely advanced mathematical operations into decision making paradigms, AML steps forward as the predictive ability of machines to process vast quantities of data. As data and analytics becomes foundational to the way every business operates, AI and AML will become foundational capabilities.

Munish Sharma
CIO
Wells Fargo

12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Lunch & Innovation Showcase

1:00 PM-1:25 PM
Keynote
The Great Talent Void

While new technology and solutions can help CIOs make better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CIOs need to be great recruiters of talent but even more importantly, be able to grow the skills and capabilities of their existing team. Competitive compensation is important in talent retention but so is a work environment where individual growth and development are top of mind. 


1:30 PM-2:15 PM
Panel
Bridging the Gap Between IT and the Business

Bridging the gap between business and technology is not easy and requires discipline and balance between technology, people, and the business. For so many organizations today, technology is the business. Technology needs to be understood as a critical enabler in every part of the organization from the front line to the back office. It creates new value by crunching data to deliver new insights, it spurs innovation, and it disrupts traditional business models.

For business and technology leaders alike, new actions and behavioral changes can help their organizations make this shift. CIOs must take responsibility for problems, they should convey that when technology fails, many people typically share responsibility.

Panelists
Alex Zadrozny
Senior IT Delivery Lead
Bank of America
Mary Kotch
EVP & CIO
Core Specialty Insurance

2:15 PM-2:35 PM
Networking Break

2:35 PM-3:20 PM
Panel
Data Drives Transformation

Data is a key enabler for all of the CIO’s plans to transform and should be at the heart of any organizational strategy. All of the digitization in our world today means we have enormous amounts of data available, and data has now become the number one business asset for every organization. The utilization of data has grown exponentially giving organizations the ability to better understand customers, research key trends, and much more. Enterprises are heading towards an environment of uncertainty and ambiguity that requires continuous flexibility, innovation and investment or reinvestment in data and analytics strategies.


2:50 PM-3:35 PM
Fireside Chat
Building Solutions by Finding Problems

Disruption alters, destroys, but also creates value. You realize the need to act once revenue starts to shift, which is happening at a faster pace than most would think. Disruption can be a great thing if you act upon it, but it is a threat if you watch idly. We will discuss how CIOs and CISOs can be proactive and act on disruption by figuring out how to identify, prioritize and respond.

Panelists
Richard Martin
Senior IT Director
PepsiCo

3:25 PM-4:00 PM
Fireside Chat
The “New” Workspace

In the post pandemic era, remote employment is the new status quo. Employers are forced to implement and improve the digital workplace by providing productivity tools and accessibility to company resources. In this session, we will share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations, including how to deal with the inherent security risks of expanded accessibility to company resources.

Panelists
Pawan Misra
CIO & CTO
BTIG

4:00 PM-4:20 PM
Networking Break

4:25 PM-5:05 PM
Panel
Creating Transformation Through Data & Analytics

If digital transformation is a journey, then data is the fuel that transports your company from here to there. Comprehending and creating insight from data is transformational. Being able to gather and analyze data to generate a competitive edge, creates new opportunities and promotes innovation. However, to support a pipeline of up-to-date and competitive modern data and analytics, a sound foundation and architecture must be constructed.

Panelists
Jordan Tannenbaum MD
CIO/CMIO / Healthcare Steering Committee
Saint Peter's Healthcare System
Jordan Tannenbaum, MD, MBA, MPH, PgC Healthcare Informatics is Vice President/Chief Information Officer and Chief Medical Officer and a CHIME Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO). Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, is the parent company of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital and acute care children’s hospital; Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, a network of primary and specialty care physicians; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the healthcare system; and Saint Peter’s Health & Management Services Corporation, which focuses on the wide group of the system’s non-hospital related healthcare services, including the CARES Surgicenter. Saint Peter’s University Hospital, received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction.

5:10 PM-5:25 PM
Disruptor
Enhancing Your Edge

Edge computing is computing topology in which the content collection and delivery are placed closer to their endpoints. The goal of edge computing is to keep the traffic and processing local to eliminate delays. Currently, edge computing is being driven by IoT and requires processing to be close to the end rather than on a centralized cloud server. However, rather than creating brand new architecture, cloud computing and edge computing will evolve into centralized servers, on-premises servers and on the edge devices themselves. 


5:25 PM-5:30 PM
Closing Remarks & Raffle Giveaway

5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Cocktail Hour

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