Attend this year’s IT Summit on Thursday, October 20th, from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the Trumbull Marriott at 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT, 06611.
The IT Summit is an annual gathering where executive IT practitioners take part in topical discussions of their choosing.
8:30 – 9:00 AM – Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – Keynote Speaker – TBA
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Early Morning Panels (Three):
1. Big Data
More companies are now performing deeper analysis with their vast array of data at faster speeds and on computing platforms that have emerged as enterprise favorites. This panel will discuss leading Big Data technologies including a case study of a successful implementation.
Panelists: Patricia Saporito, Sr. Director, Global Center of Excellence for Business Intelligence, SAP, Case Study Panelist, and Matthew Kuchuk, Vice President, CGI Group Inc.
2. Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Has your IT Infrastructure become too difficult to manage, as well as less than cost effective? Is IT security and complexity a concern? There are options to simplify, by converging components within a common platform. Hear from the experts (those that have made the migration and the vendors that provide the platforms).
Moderator: Steve Bulmer, Vice President, Professional Services. The Walker Group
Panelists: Richard Bazzano, Director, IT Department, Town of Simsbury, Simplivity Representative, Nutanix Representative
3. Bimodal IT
Should your IT department deploy and manage two separate, coherent modes of IT delivery, one focused on stability and the other on agility. Hear both sides of the argument presented by two speakers who will take opposing views on the relevance of Bimodal IT.
Moderator: Tim Scannell, Director Strategic Content, CIO Executive Council
Panelists: Renee Zaugg, Vice President of Infrastructure & Development Services, Aetna, and Peter Krockta, AVP, RPS Application Support and IS Operations, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – Late Morning Panels (Three):
1. Cloud Innovation and Opportunity
Cloud Computing is widely utilized today by large and small enterprises. Companies need to be smart about maximizing benefits while minimizing their risks in moving to the cloud. This panel will offer some guidance on how to migrate to the Cloud and avoid some of the more common mistakes regarding vendor selection, security, network reliability and maintenance. Hear from one company about its successful cloud deployment and the benefits that have accrued such as more financial flexibility and better use of IT resources.
Panelists: Craig Cuyar, CIO, Omnicom, Johnny Dranchak, Director CoreTech App Studio, General Electric, Steven Johnson, Head of Data Protection & Cybersecurity Services, New York Life Insurance Company
2. Attracting, Training and Retaining IT Talent
Globalization affords companies the ability to market worldwide, but that trend also makes for competitive labor markets. This panel discussion addresses the challenges to Connecticut companies in recruiting and keeping high-skilled IT workers, with practical advice and lessons learned from human resources professionals, recruiters, labor strategists, and entrepreneurs dedicated to building and retaining our state’s talent pool.
Moderator: Betsy Gilbert, President, Kestrel Associates, LLC
Panelists: Derek Koch, Founder, A100, Michael Mueller, Sr. Director-Talent Acquisition, Datto, Inc., Pfizer Representative, Kelley Johnson, President & Founder, Doors to Explore
3. Responding to the Data Breach
Your company incident response plan should clearly delineate your team’s response to a breach, including those steps to limit data exposure and preserve evidence. It includes requirements, whether by law or by contact, to alert your business partners and customers as well as state government officials. Hear from a panel of practitioners and consultants providing guidance on to manage a data breach incident.
Moderator: William Roberts, Associate, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Panelists: Ondrej Krehel, CEO & Founder, LIFARS, Damian Laviolette, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Webster Bank, Attorney, State of Connecticut Attorney General’s Office
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch Keynoter: Jim Noble, CEO, The Advisory Council (TAC International)
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM – Afternoon Panels (Three):
1. The Business Valuation of Security Operations
While every executive understands the need to secure their IT systems, it is a difficult question to know how much to spend. Companies could spend themselves into bankruptcy securing themselves to military standards, and too little security can lead to the same bankruptcy court. This panel will explore how to find the right balance of IT Security. Panelists will help you to understand how to balance risk and exposure, as well as provide insights into tools and processes that can give your company the best return on its investment.
Moderator: Michael Smith, Senior Director-Managed Security, Level 3 Communications
Panelists: Michael Fabrico, Principal Systems Security Specialist, NASDAQ, Greg Fell, Board Member, Kitchen Brains, Richard Moore, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
2. A CIO Panel Discussion
This panel of four distinguished CIOs will discuss such topics as their 2016 IT investment priorities, digital transformation, and the ongoing issues of the cloud, mobile, customer engagement and cybersecurity.
Moderator: Shawn Banerji, member of the Information Officers (IOP) and FinTech Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates.
Panelists to Date Include: Adam Gorski, CIO, at Platform Specialty Products, and Laura Pasick, CIO, Unimin Corporation
3. IT Security Frameworks
This panel will introduce several IT security frameworks and standards, and offers advice on choosing the right one for your organization.
Moderator: Barry Abramowitz, CIO, Liberty Bank
Panelists: Steve Lipka, Chief Information Security Officer, Cushman & Wakefield, Karl Muenzinger, Director of Consulting, Janus Associates, Inc., Naresh Podila, Global Practice Leader, Information Security and Risk Management, SDG Corporation
Networking at Close of Event:
2:45 PM – 4:30 PM – Networking for attendees, sponsors and panelists – Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
Please note: The IT Summit event is for senior IT practitioners only. IT consultants, VARs, systems integrators, IT recruiters, etc. are not eligible to attend unless they are CTC members.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and for sponsorship opportunities.