2017 IT Summit

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Name: 2017 IT Summit
Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
Event Description:

Registration Available On-Site

What is the future of IT?
How strong is your talent pipeline?
Are you communicating your IT and security needs to decision-makers effectively?

This event oversold last year, and you won't want to miss keynote speakers Josh Sutton, Global Head, Data & Artificial Intelligence at Publicis.Sapient, and Mario DiNatale, Chief Technology Officer at Kyber Security. Plus, eight expert panels will cover topics as diverse as Moving to the Cloud, the Future of Innovation, Cyber Hygeine and Incident Response, the Talent Pipeline, and more.

2017 Keynote Speakers

Josh Sutton, Global Head, Data & Artificial Intelligence

Mario DiNatale, CTO
Kyber Secyrity

2017 Panel Topics

10 AM Session (choose 1)

Data Analytics
In the era of big and bigger data, companies are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning to better ?crunch the data? and get useful outcomes. In the Workshop we will explore how companies big and small are approaching AI and the practical applications for it. 

Moderator: Bill Feda The Walker Group
Panelists: Doug Bedard, Sr. Director-IT, Cotiviti
Andrew Cotter, Somerset Capital Group
Ian O'Brien, Director of Web Strategy & Engineering, Datto

Moving to the Cloud
What are the advantages of moving my company?s data to the cloud versus our own data center or a co-located data center? In this age of enhanced cyber risk, is one a more secure solution over the other? This Workshop will explore the options.

Moderator: David McKenney, Director of Product Management, TierPoint
Panelists: Chris Bernard, Managing Director, Global Technology Solutions, Cushman & Wakefield
Chris Gadwah, Engineering Tech Leader, Aetna
Ron Cebula, Voya

11:15 AM Session (choose 1)

Digital Transformation
Senior leadership must respond to an ever-changing digital world in order to better engage their customers while simultaneously reducing costs and improving their top line. The Workshop will explore opportunities to use new channels to reach customers as well as ways that companies are monetizing their current digital assets. 

Moderator: Shawn Bannerji, Managing Director of Technology Officers Practices, Caldwell Partners
Panelists: Johnny Dranchak, Vice President of Innovation and Digital, Oneworld Management Company
Ross Kudwitt, Founder, Aloe
Jim Milde, President- Financial Services & Insurance at NTT Data Services

Future of Innovation
How much innovation in IT is really taking place in companies? How do CIOs and other stimulate innovation within their IT units? This Workshop will explore the answer to these questions and also identify some best practices for participants to learn from.

Moderator: Loïc Vienne, Chief Information Officer, Datto
Panelists: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Chief Information Officer, Russel Reynolds Associates
Bernie Gracy, Chief Digital Officer, Agero
William Mayo, Chief Information Officer, The Broad Institute

Cyber Hygiene and Incident Response
Despite continuing news about hacks and ransom attacks, many employees are still not practicing good Cyber Hygiene. The Workshop will explore immediately actionable steps that can be used to better your company?s cyber environment as well as what to do when the inevitable happens.

Moderator: Pat Fisher, Founder & CEO, JANUS Associates
Panelists: Matt LaneVP & CIO, Janus Associates
Steve Lipka, CISO Member
Rick Harris, Partner, Day Pitney LLP

1:45 PM Session (choose 1)

Bi-Modal IT
Is Bimodal IT here to stay or a passing fad? What are some of the efficiencies that can be driven through this approach? How does the CIO identify and adapt the innovations necessary for this approach to work? We will be exploring all these questions in the Workshop.

Moderator: Christophe Deslandes, IT Strategy Consultant
Panelists: Laura Walsh, PMP, MBA, Chief Information Officer, Lydall Corporation
Jim Dray, Vice President, Business Technology Soltuions, AECOM
Nicholas Colisto, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Xylem Inc.

Communicating Security Focus to Board and Others
Boards of Directors are getting increasingly interested in a company?s cybersecurity policy and practice as we are constantly bombarded with news about the latest cyber attack. CIOs need to communicate clearly what the Security Focus of the company is to the Board, while at the same time insuring that best practices for security are being carried out within the Company. We will have a panel of CIOs discussing this unique role and how best to manage, both up and down.

Moderator: Steve Bulmer, Vice President of Professional Services, The Walker Group
Panelists: Rich Moore, Managing Director, Financial Industry Advisory Services, Alvarez & Marsal
Virginia Gambale, Board, JetBlue Airlines
Ernie Begin, Sr.Director of IT Security and Governance, Kaman Corp.

Talent Pipeline
Many Connecticut companies struggle to recruit and keep employees with sought-after technical skills. This panel discussion will provide insights from leaders of some of our state?s largest and most innovative organizations on how they have addressed these challenges.

Moderator: Doug Casey, Executive Director, Connecticut State Commission for Educational Technology
Panelists: Amanda Billiot, Director, Human Resources for Engineering, Pratt & Whitney
Damon Carter, Senior Director of Human Resources, Aetna
Mike Meuller, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, Datto


Event Sponsors:

Supporting Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

Trumbull Marriott 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT 06611
Date/Time Information:
8:00 AM - Registration and Buffet Breakfast
9:00 AM - Keynote Speaker, Introduction
10:00 AM - Panel Session
11:15 AM - Panel Session
12 Noon - Buffet Lunch
12:30 PM - Lunch Keynote
1:45 PM - Panel Session
3:00 PM - Sponsor Alley
3:30 PM - Cocktail Reception
Contact Information:
CTC Member by 9/26 $75
  9/27 - 10/5 $95
Non-Member by 9/26 $95
  9/27 - 10/5 $115
College/University Faculty $85
College/University  Student $55
On-Site   $150
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