Westin Chicago North Shore, IL
October 8-10th, 2017

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Westin Chicago North Shore, IL
October 8-10th

Speakers & Session Topics

The MIDTECH Fall Educational Program will include:


• 2 Keynote Addresses
• 12 Peer Led Plenary Presentations
• 10 Customer Led Case Studies
• 1 Meet the Analysts Round Table


PLUS
• Targeted one on one Research Meetings with Carefully Selected Leading Solution Providers


AND
• Unparalleled Peer Networking Opportunities with other high profile Executives over onsite Breakfasts, Lunches and Receptions.

Keynote Presentations

Leadership for Digital Transformation

SPEAKERS

Hardik Bhatt
Secretary Designate, Department of Innovation & Technology, State CIO, Office of Governor, State of Illinois

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Leadership for Digital Transformation

  • Going through major digital transformation
  • Leadership becomes extremely critical in the success of transformation
  • Security and Privacy
  • The Vision that leaders must have in the digital age
  • How does a transformational leadership take the concepts and use them as fuel for transformation?
Accelerating Transformation… with Data

SPEAKERS

Matthew Mandich
Director, Commercial Strategy, Info-Tech Research Group Inc.

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Accelerating Transformation… with Data

Despite a global IT spend of over $4 Trillion, 67% of CEOs & CIOs are misaligned on how IT should be enabling the business*.. With the dramatic increase in digital technology & the business’s appetite to understand and enable their own innovations through technology, CIOs are challenged with the need to rapidly understand business inputs, stakeholder satisfaction, and assess their own teams internal capabilities. Info-Tech has found too often this is done through ad-hoc and informal processes, making improvement hard to measure, and success impossible to define. A new model is needed to enable the CIO to rapidly make decisions, prove success & analyze challenges with DATA.

In this session Info-Tech will present how CIOs can overcome these challenges, and forge a new data driven approach to rapidly accelerate decision making, as well as measure the benefits of IT with DATA. Info-Tech will share insights from Info-Tech’s 3 year Stakeholder Satisfaction Study & how IT can enable transformation at unparalleled rates.

By the Numbers:

  • 66% of CEOs don’t understand how to use IT to transform the business.
  • 84% of IT Organizations score below 80% on IT satisfaction
  • 43% of CIOs overestimate the size of their next budget.
  • 78% of CEOs/CIOs are aligned on what IT issues impede innovation BUT are Highly Misaligned on the Business Barriers that Impede Innovation
  • 72% of business leaders misjudge which services really matter to them

* Info-Techs CEO/CIO Alignment study

Breakout Presentations

The IT Talent War

SPEAKERS

Mary Kotch
EVP Global CIO, Validus

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The IT Talent War

  • Preparing for baby boom retirement
  • Partnering with universities
  • Importance of diversity 
  • How to build high performing team
How ProQuest Is Using Data Science, Digital insights and Big Data Analytics to Improve Customer Experience

SPEAKERS

Rajan Odayar
CIO VP Head of Global Enterprise Management, ProQuest

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How ProQuest Is Using Data Science, Digital insights and Big Data Analytics to Improve Customer Experience

•    How a company is transforming itself using Digital Insights and Big Data Analytics
•    How to use relevant usage, behavioral, and attitudinal datasets to improve customer service.
•    How to Validate measures of success
•    Diving deep into the real value of Big Data Analytics:
•    The ability to make better strategic decisions based on the data and insights.

Hire Skill or Attitude?

SPEAKERS

Michael Lehman
Vice President & CIO, Batteries Plus BULBS

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Hire Skill or Attitude?

•    Leadership through Effective Hiring and Delegation
          o    Delegation but not Abdication
•    How Batteries Plus Bulbs succeeds in hiring smart people, typically with both skill and attitude
          o    Could Hiring for Attitude while Training for Skill Stifle Innovation?

Innovation & Leadership: Putting It All Together

SPEAKERS

Armin Roeseler
CIO, DirectBuy, Inc.

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Innovation & Leadership: Putting It All Together

* What innovation is

* Why it is important

* How it is done

Cybersecurity and The Economics of Risk

SPEAKERS

Matt Morton
Chief Information Security Officer & Assistant CIO, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Cybersecurity and The Economics of Risk

As our planet becomes increasingly linked globally and as we continue to rely more heavily on technology for all aspects of our lives - work, home, and entertainment, today's IT leaders are under increasing pressure to address these risks and relate their investments to producing value for their organization.  The internet is the digital culmination of the ultimate commerce and idea "freeway".  How do we continue to grow and leverage technology to both improve our lives and our economy while still protecting our privacy?  This dynamic, interactive presentation will provide a real life discussion on the evaluation of IT risk as it relates to various business models and organization sizes.  In addition there will be a hands-on exercise to assist in developing your own risk evaluation and short plan to address those risks.

Technology as a Catalyst for Achieving Maximum Business Velocity

SPEAKERS

Giraldo Hierro
Head Technology Strategist, Google

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Technology as a Catalyst for Achieving Maximum Business Velocity

Migrating to the Cloud has clear business benefits in terms of facilitating employee collaboration, creativity and connection. In today’s competitive environment, companies of all sizes are using Cloud-based technologies to increase employee productivity and maximize business velocity. Google is at the forefront of these conversations, working with thousands of businesses as they undergo this journey. Join Giraldo Hierro, Head Technology Strategist for Google Apps, for an interactive breakout session focused on the major trends impacting businesses today, as well as the tools and strategies companies are adopting to empower employees and accelerate business value. Audience members will walk away with a tangible sense of this technology’s impact, as well as a practical roadmap for how they can get there within their own organizations.

How to Assess Your Own Company's Cyber Threats

SPEAKERS

Stephen Alford
CIO, Worldwide Environmental

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How to Assess Your Own Company's Cyber Threats

•    Personal Empowerment
•    Personal Assessment
•    Identifying the threats
•    Where to put your focus
•    Challenges you may face
 

Security & Mobility: Where Do We Go From Here? Panel discussion

SPEAKERS

Jon Biskner
VP of IT, Nicolet National Bank

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Peter Floyd
CIO, Marquis Aurbach Coffing, P.C.

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Security & Mobility: Where Do We Go From Here? Panel discussion

•    Issues and Challenges
•    Challenges with Millenials in the workforce
•    What are we doing at our organizations
•    What are others doing?
 

Compliance Challenges with multiple frameworks

SPEAKERS

John Norment
Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Transactis

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Compliance Challenges with multiple frameworks

•    Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)
•    How can we meet compliance most effectively
•    Do we need a framework
•    Which framework is the best
•    Staffing and Certifications
•    Compliance vs Doing the Right thing

Enterprise Integrated Predictive Analytics Platform for SMBs: How to Build and Deploy

SPEAKERS

George Ingram
Director General, Global Intelligence Corporation

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Enterprise Integrated Predictive Analytics Platform for SMBs: How to Build and Deploy

  • How to get started
  • How to integrate your existing Enterprise Resource Planning and/or source the Data yourself from third party providers for your Business Paradigm
  • How to select Vendors that provide Hardware & Software or Build it yourself
  • How to Select & Deploy Cloud Services where needed
  • How to located a purpose built Data Center or Collocate in the United States
  • How to run your business in an Advanced Predictive Decision Environment™
Our IT world in 2021 - Vision of CIO

SPEAKERS

Parveen Malik
A.V.P InfoSec Implementation, State Street Corporation

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Our IT world in 2021 - Vision of CIO

1.      Details about today’s IT status and development.
2.      Changes in 2001 in following areas:
    a.      Healthcare Industry
    b.     Transportation Industry
    c.      Defense Industry
    d.     Home & Life Style changes
    e.     IOT devices integration with Cloud
3.      Business opportunities with above mentioned areas
4.      IT challenges with these opportunities, what CIO need to prepare?
5.      Role of IT & Information Security to help Business

Is low-code development part of your digital strategy?

SPEAKERS

Ankit Shah
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, QuickBase

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Is low-code development part of your digital strategy?

Digital transformation isn't possible without leaders who break down silos and align business and IT. In this session you will hear:

  • how forward-thinking digital leaders are collaborating with business to drive huge results
  • valuable insights into the challenges of digital transformation within organizations how visionary executives are solving these challenges using low-code platforms
3 Critical ERP Selection Steps—Plus the Pitfalls to Avoid!

SPEAKERS

Michael Thaw
Director of Selection Services, Technology Evaluation Centers

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3 Critical ERP Selection Steps—Plus the Pitfalls to Avoid!

Selecting and implementing an ERP system are among the most expensive, time-consuming, and complicated tasks your company can take on. The potential for problems, delays, and unexpected expenses lurks around every corner. We will help you prevent costly mistakes, and show you how to avoid becoming an ERP horror story!

 

Topics covered include:

 

·         Selecting the right ERP system

·         Conducting a successful ERP selection project, and preparing for a seamless implementation at the same time

·         Reducing the risks and costs associated with a new ERP system

 

Want to evolve your IT environment from firefighting mode to fire prevention mode?

SPEAKERS

Duleep Wikramanayake
CIO, TRA Medical Imaging

Details

Want to evolve your IT environment from firefighting mode to fire prevention mode?

  • Background on TRA environment, drivers and initiatives
  • Netreo OmniCenter overview
  • Implementation game plan and approach 
  • Net ROI and SLA impact at TRA Medical
EXECUTING ON CIO PRIORITIES: HYBRID CLOUD, INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE DATA CENTER

SPEAKERS

Rich Byrnes
Vice President of Strategy, GTSG

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EXECUTING ON CIO PRIORITIES: HYBRID CLOUD, INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE DATA CENTER

Gartner cites cloud, infrastructure and data center as two of the top three priorities for CIOs surveyed, and the top priority for 52%.  More than three-quarters will run at least 40% of their operations in a private cloud.   Both complexity and the pace of change are on the increase.  One analyst calls for a “living strategic plan.”  CIOs and infrastructure executives need proven experience with a view to the future.

This presentation addresses these priorities from three interrelated perspectives:

  • Cloud strategy: what Gartner calls the “enterprise-driven data center” and which is more commonly referred to as Hybrid Cloud;
  • Data center strategy: how to handle company-managed applications, whether on-premise, in colocation, or in a cloud facility;
  • Building a resilient infrastructure, more vital than ever as “always-on” requirements continue to increase.   

We will provide relevant industry data and trends.  More importantly, we will provide real-world illustrations from GTSG’s history of helping clients address the demands of the business, pressures to reduce cost, and building resiliency for increasingly “always-on” requirements.  These examples will come from client environments ranging from the Fortune 10 to the lower midmarket, in a wide variety of industries.

Secure, Simple and Seamless Enterprise Document and File Sharing Protection using DRM

SPEAKERS

Michael Meyer
Chief Risk Officer and Chief Security Officer, MRS BPO

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Secure, Simple and Seamless Enterprise Document and File Sharing Protection using DRM

Looking for a way to safeguard your Company or Organization’s documents against the threats that Insiders or Hackers pose?  Digital Rights Management provides an easy to use and robust solution.

 

  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) is true Enterprise Risk Management
  • How to use DRM to safeguard Critical Data (Internal, Cloud or Ecommerce)
  • How to deploy DRM to Protect Against Insider Threats
  • Robust Control of Compliance, Logging and Audit trails
  • Issues and Challenges with DRM
Ransomware – What is it, why is it hitting now, and what you can do about it

SPEAKERS

Matthew Gardiner
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Mimecast

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Ransomware – What is it, why is it hitting now, and what you can do about it

  • Current flavors of ransomware
  • Why is ransomware hitting now & likely to get worse before it gets better
  • Defensive strategies that can stop or at least mitigate the damage
3 Critical ERP Selection Steps—Plus the Pitfalls to Avoid!

3 Critical ERP Selection Steps—Plus the Pitfalls to Avoid!

Selecting and implementing an ERP system are among the most expensive, time-consuming, and complicated tasks your company can take on. The potential for problems, delays, and unexpected expenses lurks around every corner. We will help you prevent costly mistakes, and show you how to avoid becoming an ERP horror story!

Topics covered include:

·         Selecting the right ERP system

·         Conducting a successful ERP selection project, and preparing for a seamless implementation at the same time

·         Reducing the risks and costs associated with a new ERP system