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Ram Gujjula
Head of Systems and Processes - Crypto, Blockchain, Meta
Two Ways to Enjoy the Leading CIO Summit, Virtual or In-Person
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Chicago, IL
November 6 - 8, 2022
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Virtual
North America
November 14 - 18, 2022
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With over 30 captivating speakers on the agenda, learn from leaders driven to inspire.
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Collaborate with like-minded professionals eager to share strategy and new points of view.
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5 star catering, luxury hotels and travel reimbursement. Treat yourself to the perks of attending.
Hear from Industry Experts
Learn from thought leaders making waves in your industry, all from the comfort of your own home.
Solve Your Top Challenges
Meet 1-on-1 with solution providers hand selected to meet your needs.
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Experience the Only Solutions-Based Event

Tell us the challenges you’re facing, and we’ll schedule meetings with the right solution providers to solve them. You leave with a plan and the tools you need to move your company forwards.

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"I receive more than 45 invites daily, this allowed me to control that and to meet potential new partners. I've never seen a format like this, but can tell you I absolutely am impressed and will be sharing with my colleagues. Thank you for a wonderful experience!"
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"I feel the one-on-one meetings allow me to come with a set of questions and have an intelligent discussion to quickly determine if the vendor has an offering that will fit my company's needs."
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Arkwin Industries
"Another solid event with lots of well selected vendors, thank you. Just finished up the last of my meetings and was very happy with the fit across the board."
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Hear From Today’s Most Powerful Brands & Voices

Nupur Srivastava
Director Technology Strategy
Regina Lawless
Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Meta’s Family of Apps
Maharaj Mukerjee
Senior Vice President and Senior Architect Lead
Royce Stewart
Global Client Partner
Chris Surdak
Chief Transformation Officer, Intelligent Automation
Ram Gujjula
Head of Systems and Processes - Crpyto, Blockchain
Paul Sedy
Chief Information Officer
Ilan Zachar
CTO
Michael Smith
Chief Information Officer
Adam Noble
Operating Partner – Technology and Operational Excellence
Nupur Srivastava
Director Technology Strategy
Ram Gujjula
Head of Systems and Processes - Crpyto, Blockchain
Chris Surdak
Chief Transformation Officer, Intelligent Automation
Regina Lawless
Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Meta’s Family of Apps
Maharaj Mukerjee
Senior Vice President and Senior Architect Lead
Royce Stewart
Global Client Partner
Sandra Dunn
CIO & CISO
Jason Manar
CISO, Kaseya
Paul Sedy
Paul Sedy, Chief Information Officer
Jeremy Livingston
CISO
Randy Marchany
CISO
Bill Balint
CIO
Ilan Zachar
CTO
Dan Russell
SVP Cloud Strategy and Strategic Alliances
Dave Martin
Chief Security Officer
Sarfraz Shaikh
IT Director
Michael Smith
Chief Information Officer
Adam Noble
Operating Partner – Technology and Operational Excellence
John O'Malley
Director
Dan Krueger
Director of IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

Enjoy the Perks of Exclusivity; Everything is on Us.

As an attendee you’ll receive:

  • One night complimentary accommodations
  • 5 star catering & open bar
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Personal concierge to tailor your experience

Get Rewarded with High End Swag

Since we can’t treat you to a lavish hotel and delicious dining digitally, we’ve designed a brilliant rewards system worthy of your time. Take all 6 solution provider meetings and earn your choice of amazing SWAG, including Apple products and charitable donations.

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A Tailored Agenda For You

Tune In on Your Time

Choose from 45 Sessions, 30 Speakers, 6 Networking Events & More
It’s entirely up to you to whether to catch the premiere online or watch presentations on demand.
SundayNovember 6
MondayNovember 7
TuesdayNovember 8
5:00 - 7:00pm
Welcome Reception and Registration
7:30 - 8:50am
Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00am
Get Excited with a New AI Strategy
It is amazing just how diverse AI technology is when it comes to solving the world’s greatest problems. AI is also equally amazing when solving problems in the lives of ordinary people.
But for this technology to overcome challenges, your AI strategy needs to be innovative and protected. Protected, not just by cybersecurity, but by an effective team of AI Architects and Intellectual Property safeguards.

Speakers:

Nupur Srivastava
Director Technology Strategy
9:00 - 10:00am
Connect Everything: Build your Future Business, Today
5G holds immense influence on what the businesses and industries of the future will look like. Its time to reimagine an agile, digital infrastructure that is driven by vision, confidence, and security.

Speakers:

Royce Stewart
Global Client Partner
10:00 - 11:00am
Jump over Common Pitfalls: Digital/Technology Transformation and Agile
Every organization today is a technology company, and they need to initiate a technology/digital transformation journey to stay relevant. Unfortunately, most organizations fail on their digital journey and are too slow in completing the transformation. How can you avoid failing on your path forward and how can you leverage Agile to do it at “speed”?
This session will lay out ways to avoid failing in your digital journey and will lay out benefits to agile approaches to digital transformation.

Speakers:

Adam Noble
Operating Partner - Technology and Operational Excellence
11:00 - 12:00pm
Wi-Fi 6E, a New Wireless Frontier
With an ever-increasing number of wireless devices with an ever-increasing appetite for bandwidth, how can we keep our wireless infrastructure up to snuff? Let’s take a look at Wi-Fi 6E to see not only how these challenges are addressed, but how we can prepare appropriately as IT decisionmakers.

Speakers:

Paul Sedy
Chief Information Officer
12:00 - 1:00pm
Edge Computing as a Gateway to a Metaverse
Building a virtual world is not without its challenges, nor will it come with a cheap price-tag. But organizations are challenging resources into developing their own metaverses. One method to achieve this is the successful deployment of Edge Computing, that offers fast processing and data analysis. Join this session to what’s underneath the Umbrella that is Edge Computing, exploring the latest in digital technologies and metaverse developments.

Speakers:

Maharaj Mukherjee
Senior Vice President and Senior Architect Lead
1:00pm
Networking Lunch
2:00 - 3:00pm
Secrets of the C-Suite

Coming Soon!

Speakers:

Chris Surdak
Chief Transformation Officer, Intelligent Automation
3:00 - 4:00pm
A New Story of Data Analytics Building Next Gen Real Estate
As technology has ingratiated itself within our homes, gyms and officers, gone are the days of traditional properties of brick and mortar. Every new space hums with the latest technology designed to create the most comfortable living space possible. Carr Properties have been at the forefront of using Data Analytics to improve the environmental and physical wellbeing of their clients. Join this session and find out how they were able to sift through millions of pieces of data from air quality, sound levels and even light, to create the next generation of living space.

Speakers:

Ilan Zachar
CTO
4:00 - 5:00pm
Get Comfortable with Uncertainty
InnovaPrep had its start as a microbiology company detecting pathogens in samples for NASA and the Department of Defense. As this start-up rapidly expands its commercial offerings, it has opened itself up to new challenges that its CIO must come to grips with.
Lessons from InnovaPrep can be applied to all industries and teams, as start-ups must be nimble to navigate tight budgets and a lack of resources: challenges that many organizations wish that they themselves could overcome.

Speakers:

Michael Smith
Chief Information Officer
5:00 - 9:00pm
Networking Dinner
Explore All Sessions
7:30 - 8:50am
Breakfast
8:05 - 8:50am
The Human Advantage: Unlocking Innovation Through Conscious Leadership
Behind every amazing app or technological innovation is a team of humans with complex lives, motivations and desires. But this human element is often given low or no priority when threats, competition or deadlines are at stake. But what if tech leaders could use this human element as an advantage and activate everyone in their organization to rise to the challenges of our post-pandemic world? In this session, organizational consultant and DEI Leader Regina Lawless, will share her personal journey from burnout to thriving at work and a framework for Tech leaders and their teams to do the same.

Speakers:

Regina Lawless
Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Meta's Family of Apps
9:00 - 10:00am
Spotting AI-specific Security Risks
Overcoming unique risks of AI & ML that affect Big Data, System Manipulation, Data Corruption and Data Privacy.

Speakers:

Ram Gujjula
Head of Systems and Processes - Crypto, Blockchain
10:00 - 11:00am
Coming Soon!
11:00 - 12:00pm
Coming Soon!
MondayNovember 14
TuesdayNovember 15
WednesdayNovember 16
ThursdayNovember 17
FridayNovember 18
Get Excited with a New AI Strategy
It is amazing just how diverse AI technology is when it comes to solving the world’s greatest problems. AI is also equally amazing when solving problems in the lives of ordinary people.
But for this technology to overcome challenges, your AI strategy needs to be innovative and protected. Protected, not just by cybersecurity, but by an effective team of AI Architects and Intellectual Property safeguards.

Speakers:

Nupur Srivastava
Director Technology Strategy
Cybersecurity: Avoiding a Crash in a Fast and Furious Technology Universe
It is a never-ending race for CISOs to stay ahead of the rapid pace of technology which serve defenders, but also attackers. The benefit of evolving to measuring business resilience and cyber security with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation is what separates good cybersecurity from great cybersecurity.

Speakers:

Sandra Dunn
CIO & CISO
From the FBI to CISO: Expert Advice for Cyber Defenses
With two decades in cybersecurity and 16 years in the FBI, Jason Manar has seen it all. As an FBI consultant, Jason was brought into organizations to provide expert advice for a variety of CISOs. Now, in this session, Jason will set about to answer your questions that affect your cybersecurity role, drawing on experiences and lessons he has learnt.

Speakers:

Jason Manar
CISO
Connect Everything: Build your Future Business, Today
5G holds immense influence on what the businesses and industries of the future will look like. Its time to reimagine an agile, digital infrastructure that is driven by vision, confidence, and security.

Speakers:

Royce Stewart
Global Client Partner
Wi-Fi 6E, a New Wireless Frontier
With an ever-increasing number of wireless devices with an ever-increasing appetite for bandwidth, how can we keep our wireless infrastructure up to snuff? Let’s take a look at Wi-Fi 6E to see not only how these challenges are addressed, but how we can prepare appropriately as IT decisionmakers.
Speaker: Paul Sedy, Chief Information Officer, The Master’s University

Speakers:

Paul Sedy
Chief Information Officer
Extra Credit: A Refresher Course in IT Innovation
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It’s likely that it’s been a long time since those in the audience have attended a college class. But since graduation, cybersecurity lecturers & technology experts have continued to be at the forefront of new ideas, emerging software, and innovative research projects. This conversation between Jeremy Livingston, Randy Marchany and Bill Balint will bring you up to speed, and question established thought. What are the most effective and innovative cybersecurity solutions? How do these solutions affect your allocation of people and time? What non-technical dilemmas can impact the effective implementation of your recourses? Make sure to bring your notebook as you learn about changing cybersecurity concepts, nontechnical problem solving and the best allocation of resources for your organization.

Speakers:

David Threm
Strategic Technology Advisor
Jeremy Livingston
CISO
Randy Marchany
CISO
Bill Balint
CIO
Edge Computing as a Gateway to a Metaverse
Building a virtual world is not without its challenges, nor will it come with a cheap price-tag. But organizations are challenging resources into developing their own metaverses. One method to achieve this is the successful deployment of Edge Computing, that offers fast processing and data analysis. Join this session to what’s underneath the Umbrella that is Edge Computing, exploring the latest in digital technologies and metaverse developments.

Speakers:

Maharaj Mukherjee
Senior Vice President and Senior Architect Lead
The Human Advantage: Unlocking Innovation Through Conscious Leadership
Behind every amazing app or technological innovation is a team of humans with complex lives, motivations and desires. But this human element is often given low or no priority when threats, competition or deadlines are at stake. But what if tech leaders could use this human element as an advantage and activate everyone in their organization to rise to the challenges of our post-pandemic world? In this session, organizational consultant and DEI Leader Regina Lawless, will share her personal journey from burnout to thriving at work and a framework for Tech leaders and their teams to do the same.

Speakers:

Regina Lawless
Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Meta's Family of Apps
A New Story of Data Analytics Building Next Gen Real Estate.
As technology has ingratiated itself within our homes, gyms and officers, gone are the days of traditional properties of brick and mortar. Every new space hums with the latest technology designed to create the most comfortable living space possible. Carr Properties have been at the forefront of using Data Analytics to improve the environmental and physical wellbeing of their clients. Join this session and find out how they were able to sift through millions of pieces of data from air quality, sound levels and even light, to create the next generation of living space.

Speakers:

Ilan Zachar
CTO
Is there an Elephant in the Room? The Problems with CIO & CISOs
In this honest conversation, Chris explores how CIO & CISOs may be navigating the Great Resignation incorrectly, and how they may even want to reassess the value that their role gives to an organization. Indeed, is it their roles, processes, and technology that they signed off on that is exacerbating the problems uncovered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speakers:

Chris Surdak
Chief Transformation Officer, Intelligent Automation
Cloud Industry Trends and Best Practices
Get the latest insights on cloud industry trends, best practices, cloud provider strengths, market share trends, and cloud strategies for migrations and modernizations of applications, analytics, and databases.

Speakers:

Dan Russell
SVP Cloud Strategy and Strategic Alliances
Where the Present & Future Collide: Building Business Resiliency and Security into the Hybrid Space
While Hybrid Working is not a new concept, it is a relatively new alternative to the office-based 9 to 5. But after two years of Hybrid work, what new technologies are there left to adopt? Does your Hybrid work have Business Resiliency that reflects this new way of working? Or are you relying on the Security systems of yesteryear?
This session will discuss the unforeseen risks and advantages that technology executives should be aware of, and learn how to react accordingly, not just to protect their organizations, but also their staff members.

Speakers:

Dave Martin
Chief Security Officer
Laying New Ground: Choosing Sites Visits over C-Suite Executives
Sarfraz Shaikh has the task of implementing an advanced cybersecurity culture, without any CIOs or CISOs to help. In fact, Sarfraz is the only person that is responsible for this new culture, cybersecurity defenses, disaster recovery. So how does one person do it?
In this session Sarfraz will explore is approach to developing MESA’s cyber-defenses, enact ideas from employees and testing every new defense out in the field, rather than running cost-benefit analyses back at the Main Office.

Speakers:

Sarfraz Shaikh
IT Director
Spotting AI-specific Security Risks
Overcoming unique risks of AI & ML that affect Big Data, System Manipulation, Data Corruption and Data Privacy.

Speakers:

Ram Gujjula
Head of Systems and Processes - Crypto, Blockchain
Get Comfortable with Uncertainty
InnovaPrep had its start as a microbiology company detecting pathogens in samples for NASA and the Department of Defense. As this start-up rapidly expands its commercial offerings, it has opened itself up to new challenges that its CIO must come to grips with.
Lessons from InnovaPrep can be applied to all industries and teams, as start-ups must be nimble to navigate tight budgets and a lack of resources: challenges that many organizations wish that they themselves could overcome.

Speakers:

Michael Smith
Chief Information Officer
Jump over Common Pitfalls: Digital/Technology Transformation and Agile
Every organization today is a technology company, and they need to initiate a technology/digital transformation journey to stay relevant. Unfortunately, most organizations fail on their digital journey and are too slow in completing the transformation. How can you avoid failing on your path forward and how can you leverage Agile to do it at “speed”?
This session will lay out ways to avoid failing in your digital journey and will lay out benefits to agile approaches to digital transformation.

Speakers:

Adam Noble
Operating Partner - Technology and Operational Excellence
Quantum Encryption Solutions and Data Governance

Coming Soon!

Speakers:

John O'Malley
Director
Talent Crisis & Best Practices for Retention

Coming Soon!

Speakers:

Dan Krueger
Director of IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity
An Underdog Story

What is network security for BITC companies when they do not own or control the traditional definition of network?

Speakers:

Speaker to be Confirmed
Rapid Innovation Reveals Vulnerabilities

How can business protect their gains when digitizing their business models? How to prevent new digital tools and platforms widening your attack surface.

Speakers:

Speaker to be Confirmed
Digital Simulation & Digital Twins

How to create an environment that responds the same way as the real world in complex scenarios.

Speakers:

Speaker to be Confirmed
EDR: The Best Weapon in your Arsenal?

Does EDR remain the most important tool in the fight against ransomware, or does your ERD prioritization put BYOD & IoT strategies at risk?

Speakers:

Speaker to be Confirmed
Growing Demands for IAM

How is the rising rate of implementation of next-gen tech such as AI, ML & biometrics, fueling the demand for dependable IAM solutions?

Speakers:

Speaker to be Confirmed
Why your Cybersecurity Training Needs Improving

Implement rigorous testing, achieve consistency, and make it future-focused to stay ahead of hackers.

Speakers:

Speaker to be Confirmed
Why Employees Will Make Mistakes

By understanding the human mind, the pressures of work and the distractions from hybrid work, you can better prevent the most common form of cyber-attacks.

Speakers:

Speaker to be Confirmed

KEY THEMES

Cybersecurity

Staff Training, Retention & IT Leadership

Data Storage & Analytics

Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence

Cloud Strategy

Automation

DevOps Strategy

Network & Communication Systems

Innovation

Over 80% of the Fortune 500 Attends

Connect with the thought leaders of your industry at 6 different networking events, including an off-site evening out.

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Spacious accommodations and inviting amenities await you at the Renaissance Schaumburg. Enjoy well-appointed rooms, innovative restaurants and bars, and the refreshing resort-style pool.

Inspiration, on Your Schedule

Customize the ideal summit experience to fit your busy schedule and connect from the comfort of your own home or office. All presentations are available to watch long after the event has ended.
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We've answered a few FAQs to get you started. But please don't hesitate to reach out with more.

In-Person Event Questions

The cost of producing CIO VISIONS is underwritten by our sponsors, who are more than willing to make the investment in such an exclusive audience. Your pass includes:

  • Personal concierge and custom schedule
  • Access to all programming and speakers
  • Face-to-face industry networking opportunities
  • One-on-one meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to you
  • One night luxury accommodations, travel reimbursement, incredible catering throughout the event, and an open bar.
  • Spouses are welcome!

Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select 10 best-fit solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes long and focused on solving a specific priority you have listed.

We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Managers within all Information Technology functions.

There are many reasons to attend! For starters, CIO VISIONS is the only event customized to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from industry veterans and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable, and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. CIO VISIONS is designed to help you maximize your time and money for the best possible results.

Virtual Event Questions

CIO VISIONS Virtual Summit is unique in its ability to connect you to qualified solution providers. They’re more than willing to underwrite the cost of your attendance in exchange for access to such an exclusive audience.

Your virtual pass includes:

  • All sessions and their recordings
  • 6 or 8 one-on-one meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to you
  • $300 or $500 in swag upon meeting completion

Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select at least 6 best-fit solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes long and focused on solving a specific priority you have listed. Once completed, you’re eligible to receive a swag package. All meetings will take place on Zoom and all logistics are handled for you!

We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Managers within all Information Technology functions.

Yes, but only for your one-on-one meetings which are scheduled for a date and time you prefer. The summit sessions do not expire and will all be available on-demand to watch at your leisure—anytime, any place.

There are many reasons to attend! For starters, CIO VISIONS Virtual Summit is the only online event customized to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from industry veterans and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable, and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. CIO VISIONS HR is designed to help you maximize your time and money for the best possible results.

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