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“The National IT Leadership Symposium – Where Industry Leaders Meet to Shape the Future”

Held Sunday, May 31, 2015 – Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The 4th Annual IT Leadership delivered on its promise to put the right people and the right conversations together! Comments from attendees included, “This event fed the professional side, it has also fed the personal side. I’ve made more friends and reacquainted with past relationships than I have ever experienced in any other event;” “I wanted to congratulate you and your team for an excellent experience. The venue, the people and the overall event was exceptional. I met a lot of great people & learned quite a bit;” and from our sponsors, “Perfect;” and “This has been the best IT Symposium yet. Great job!!”

Programs for Early Arriving Attendees on Saturday and Sunday – May 30th and May 31st

Eighty executives, guests and Symposium sponsors headed out on Saturday evening for a reception and dinner cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway. Feedback was “A great experience and lots and lots of fun!”

Close to 30 attendees, guests and sponsors hit the links at the beautiful championship Tiburón Golf Course. The winning foursome included Baxter Byerly, VP of Information Technology at Adheris Health, Peter Schumacher, Director of Marketing at Gold Sponsor, BeyondTrust, Matt Mower, CIO at Point Loma Credit Union and Ed Anderson, CIO at World Vision International. Winner of closest to the pin, was Pennie Turgeon, VP for Information Technology and CIO at Clark University and the winner of the longest putt of over 33 feet was Chris Demery, SVP of Information Technology, Applications at OSI Restaurant Partners.

Pictures say a thousand words!

Attendees and guests headed to the tennis courts on Sunday morning for singles and doubles matches. Believe she won the point with her return on that overhead shot!

Welcome Reception and Dinner – Sunday, May 31st

The IT Leadership Symposium officially kicked off at Executive Alliance’s Welcome Reception and Dinner on Sunday evening. With over 100 in attendance, the room was full of great conversations, laughter, and relaxing fun.

The National IT Leadership Symposium – “Where Industry Leaders Meet to Shape the Future” – Monday, June 1st

The Monday morning Keynote, “Technology and Baseball – Keeping Pace with the Future.” Brian Shield, Vice President of the Boston Red Sox, provided colorful insight into the ways his baseball team is using big data to connect in a much more personal way with individual fans. The technology is also allowing coaches to analyze players’ strengths and weaknesses to the point of predicting performance after injuries. The future, says Shield, revolves around innovative ways of tapping the power of mobile devices, which fans are using in increasing numbers.

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Symposium Emcee, Richard Warner facilitated the interview discussion on “Leadership Challenges of the Future” with Ed Anderson, CIO of World Vision International, Richard Weidenbeck, CIO of Ameritas, and Jeff Kohl, Divisional SVP of Great American Insurance. Their discussion focused on the challenges of creating growth in their industries, and as senior leaders, bringing together different parts of their organizations to create unity in solving goals as they become more complex in the future.

With an energetic opening, Grant Asplund, Senior Technology Evangelist for Platinum Sponsor, Blue Coat Systems, presented on “SSLammed, SSLayed and SSLapped Around; Why Hackers Love SSL and How to Stop Them in the Digital Enterprise.” Grant discussed the rise of SSL in enterprises today, the need to move beyond assuming the technology that’s part of 8 of the world’s top 10 websites is enough to secure the traffic, and instead focus on exposing and eliminating SSL ‘blind-spots’ and vulnerabilities.

During the morning break, attendees and sponsors had the chance to continue their conversations.

In the session, “Game Changers,” Paul Johnson, CIO of BB&T and Marie Mouchet, CIO of Southern Company, discussed the challenges for companies like theirs of balancing the integrity of the investment returns that are a part of legacy companies, along with the need for growth from new endeavors that aren’t subject to the same limitations. In banking, the challenge extends to M&A, and in the case of BB&T, has been more successful because the company has been disciplined in targeting banks to acquire. The challenge for both companies goes beyond balancing the consistent return investors expect with the need to innovate. They also highlighted it is a factor in finding and retaining young workers.

Jen Boyer, Managing Director of Computer Aid, Gold Sponsor, presented on the “Learning Culture – The Key to High Performance Teams.” Jen discussed, as leaders, we need to understand how to build high performance teams within our own IT operation and maximize performance over time. One of the most important aspects of any organization as it seeks to grow its talent pool: continued education and training.

After lunch, Art Hopkins, Executive Director, Technology Sector – Information Officers Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates led a lively discussion on the “Rising Value: The CIO in the Digital Age.” Art shared insights into the value of CIOs in the marketplace, which skills are most in demand (relationship building is #1) and gave advice on tactics for successfully navigating job interviews. Among his feedback: “Never, ever inflate your salary and to play the game by always saying you’re interested in listening to potential offers and are open to discussing the different aspects of a job.”

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In an afternoon executive briefing, Morey Haber, Vice President of Technology, Office of the CTO at BeyondTrust, Gold Sponsor, presented on “Aligning Vulnerability and Privilege Management in the Context of Business Risk.” Morey discussed that despite gigantic investments in IT security, many organizations still struggle to identify real, critical risks buried within massive amounts of data and leaders need new strategies for assessing, prioritizing and addressing both internal and external risks in business context. Morey highlighted that one of the primary reasons companies face security breaches – too many people have access to sensitive information they don’t need to do their jobs.

Always a highlight of the Symposium, the sessions for Monday concluded with peer-to-peer executive roundtable discussions across a range of topics. Executives who facilitated the roundtables included Tim Sander, Senior Vice President of IT, Cloud Services at Applied Systems, Inc., Nancy D’Amico, SVP and Chief Information Officer at LeasePlan USA, Frank Sirianni, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Fordham University, Alfred Barker, Chief Information Security Officer at University of North Georgia, Will Alexander, Vice President of Information Systems, Merchandise Supply Chain, and Procurement/Energy Management at RaceTrac Petroleum, and Kathy Sims, Vice President, Process Engineering with Fiserv.

The day wrapped up on Monday evening with attendees, their guests and sponsors enjoying Executive Alliance’s cocktail reception. After the reception, everyone had the chance to enjoy the beautiful sunset over the Gulf.

The National IT Leadership Symposium, Tuesday, June 2nd

Phil Weinzimer, Keynote and Author of The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise, opened the day with a discussion about “How Strategic CIOs Provide Transformation Leadership in the Digital Age.” His key factors for effective management that delivers results exceptionally well; teams must work together; priority should be given to initiatives that grow margin; and technology must be leveraged to add value to the enterprise.

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In the interview session, “Re-Imagine, Re-Invent…Perspectives on Changing the Way To Do Business,” Christine Collins, VP of eCommerce and Digital Commerce at First Data, discussed the difficulty of reinventing a business, particularly when the company is in the midst of forced transformation. In order for IT organizations to be positioned for the future to allow for accelerated transformation to occur, Christine stated the priority is to make informed decisions quickly. Key elements needed to be a leader in the digital marketplace are improving the team’s abilities to sense and respond to emerging trends and the need for frequent face to face communication and clear conveyance of goals.

In the executive briefing, “The New Enterprise Imperative – Securely Empowering the Mobile Worker,” Bobbi Frioli, Managing Director of the Americas and VP of Sales and her team from Accellion, Gold Sponsor, discussed the priorities for securing data in an increasingly mobile-centric workforce. Bobbi’s advice: retain control of company data on privately-owned devices; provide a secure method to access the data; separate the business data from personal data on every device; minimize data loss vectors and carefully weigh the advantages of the public versus the private cloud.

On behalf of Gold Sponsor, Computer Aid, guests had the opportunity to receive a signed complimentary copy of the book, The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise, by author, Phil Weinzimer, during the morning break.

In the interview session, “How World Class Organizations are Prepared for Data Breaches…or Not,” Carl Allen, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer of Intermountain Healthcare and Kevin McMahon, Sr. Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer of Calpine Corp., discussed the types of conversations occurring between information security, senior management, business units and third parties, in terms of discussing being prepared for a breach. The two executives shared insights into the aftermath of a breach and the obstacles a company faces in dealing with the fallout, and also key success factors for helping to position the company to deal with a breach.

Ed Adams, Chief Executive Officer of Security Innovation and Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow, presented, “Talking Cars: Safety Program, Security Risk, or Both?” In dealing with vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication, Ed’s presentation provided insight into the challenges of developing such a massive system, the risks of software and infotainment systems in cars, and privacy concerns. Ed relayed that by 2021, there will be 150 million connected cars on the road, leading to a potential 80% reduction in fatalities and the potential for automatically generated speeding tickets. Cars are quickly becoming technological marvels: a 787 Dreamliner has 6.5 million lines of code, an F22 Raptor has 1.7 million, and a Mercedes now has 100 million lines of code.

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The IT Leadership Symposium wrapped up formally with the last session of the day with a Business Case on “The Art of Governance,” led by Phil Weinzimer. Attendees were presented with a real world challenge a company had faced, broke out into teams to develop scenarios on how to address the challenge, and then each team reported on what they believed was the right solution. At the end of the discussions, the actual solution the company came up with was presented.

The Tuesday evening cocktail reception gave everyone the opportunity to relax, have a good time and exchange contact data to keep in touch.

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PLATINUM SPONSOR

Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat empowers enterprises to safely and securely choose the best applications, services, devices, data sources, and content the world has to offer, so they can create, communicate, collaborate, innovate, execute, compete and win in their markets. Blue Coat has a long history of protecting organizations, their data and their employees and is the trusted brand to 15,000 customers worldwide, including 86 percent of the FORTUNE Global 500. With a robust portfolio of intellectual property anchored by more than 200 patents and patents pending, the company continues to drive innovations that assure business continuity, agility and governance.

A new study from ESG describing the growth of encryption and strategies for protection. Read the report, “Network Encryption and its Impact on Network Security” to get the facts and figures about the nature of the threat and the actions you can take now to deepen your defenses

GOLD SPONSORS

Accellion

Accellion is the industry leader in providing private cloud solutions for secure access and sharing of enterprise content across devices, enabling employees to work securely wherever. Founded in 1999, Accellion is an award-winning, private company headquartered in Palo Alto, California with offices in North America, APAC, and Europe. More than 12 million business users and 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies, including Procter & Gamble; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Lovells; Bridgestone; Harvard University; the Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion solutions to protect confidential information, ensure compliance, increase business productivity, and reduce IT costs. For more information please visit: www.accellion.com or call 650-485-4300.

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BeyondTrust

BeyondTrust provides context-aware Privileged Account Management and Vulnerability Management software solutions that deliver the visibility necessary to reduce IT security risks and simplify compliance reporting.

We empower organizations to not only mitigate user-based risks arising from misuse of system or device privileges, but also identify and remediate asset vulnerabilities targeted by cyber attacks. As a result, our customers are able to address both internal and external threats, while making every device – physical, virtual, mobile and cloud – as secure as possible.

BeyondTrust solutions are unified under the BeyondInsight IT Risk Management Platform, which provides IT and security teams a single, contextual lens through which to view user and asset risk. This clear, consolidated risk profile enables proactive, joint decision-making while ensuring that daily operations are guided by common goals for risk reduction.

The company is privately held, and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit: www.beyondtrust.com or contact Anna Rea at 603-610-4250.

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Computer Aid, Inc.

CAI is a full service Information Technology firm with 30+ years of experience working with Fortune 1000 customers and government agencies around the world. Our managed service solutions are built on best practices and continuous improvement that results in higher productivity and better quality for our customers.

CAI core competencies include application support, application development, project management, service desk, IT consulting and IT staff augmentation, across a wide set of technologies and industries. A unique set of metrics based processes and proprietary toolsets enables CAI to deliver managed solutions with the highest degree of efficiency.

Employing over 3500 associates, CAI has offices throughout the US and globally including, Canada, Europe, the Philippines, India, Brazil and Australia.

For more information visit us at: http://www.compaid.com/

BRONZE SPONSORS

NetSPI

Using our consulting team’s deep security knowledge and our proprietary CorrelatedVM vulnerability management & reporting solution, NetSPI acts as a trusted advisor to large enterprises by providing deep-dive, manual penetration testing – from mobile applications to entire networks and infrastructures. NetSPI also provides assessment and vulnerability management advisory services designed to analyze and mitigate risks and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards.

Utilizing its proven and comprehensive methodology in conjunction with its adaptive and responsive client service – NetSPI is more than a vendor, its partner you can trust with your most critical assets.

More information is available at www.netspi.com

Security Innovation

Security Innovation focuses on the most difficult IT Security problem, and the root cause of most data breaches — insecure software applications. For more than a decade, we’ve helped organizations build internal expertise, uncover critical vulnerabilities, and improve the process by which applications are built. The company’s solutions are based on the three pillars of a secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), which feed into one another to create an ecosystem of repeatable, secure software development: Standards, Education, and Assessment. Our flagship products include TeamProfessor, the industry’s largest library of application security eLearning courses, and TeamMentor, “out of the box” secure development standards.

For more information visit: https://www.securityinnovation.com/

Hosts

The 2015 IT Leadership Symposium was hosted by senior IT executives from across the country. The Hosts served as the face of the IT Leadership Symposium and throughout the multi-day program shared their insights during presentations, interview sessions and our peer-to-peer discussions. The 2015 Hosts included:

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Will Alexander
Vice President of Information Systems, Merchandise Supply Chain, and Procurement/Energy Management
RaceTrac
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Carl Allen
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Intermountain Healthcare
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Ed Anderson
Chief Information Officer
World Vision International
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Alfred Barker
Chief Information Security Officer
University of North Georgia
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Christine Collins
VP, eCommerce & Digital Commerce
First Data Corporation
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Nancy D’Amico
SVP and Chief Information Officer
LeasePlan
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Art Hopkins
Executive Director, Technology Sector – Information Officers Practice
Russell Reynolds Associates
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Paul Johnson
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
BB&T Corp.
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Jeff Kohl
Divisional Senior Vice President
Great American Insurance Company
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Kevin McMahon
Sr. Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
Calpine Corp.
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Marie Mouchet
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Southern Company Operations & Southern Nuclear
Southern Company
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Tim Sander
Senior Vice President of IT, Cloud Services
Applied Systems, Inc.
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Brian Shield
Chief Information Officer
Boston Red Sox
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Kathy Sims
Vice President, Process Engineering
Fiserv
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Frank Sirianni
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Fordham University
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Phil Weinzimer
Author of The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise and Getting it Right: Creating Customer Value for Market Leadership
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Richard Wiedenbeck
Chief Information Officer
Ameritas
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Saturday, May 30, 2015 – For Early Arriving Attendees and Their Guests

Time Description
6:00pm – 9:00pm Evening Reception and Dinner Cruise on the Bay of Naples – For our attendees and their guests, enjoy an evening with beach music and a sunset dinner cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway. A luxury motor coach will transport our guests roundtrip to the boat. (Based on availability as space is limited)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Time Description
8:00am – 1:00pm Golf at Tiburón Golf Course, Home of PGA Tour’s Franklin Templeton Shootout.
Tennis at the Ritz-Carlton Resort
6:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Welcome Reception, Chef’s Gourmet Picnic Dinner and Beach Music – Complimentary For Our Attendees and Their Guest Plaza Ballroom

Monday, June 1, 2015

Time Description
7:30am – 8:30am Registration, Breakfast and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion for Attendees Lobby Level – Ritz Carlton Ballroom Salon II
8:30am – 8:40am Transition to Main Ballroom Ritz Carlton Ballrooms – Salon III & IV
8:40am – 9:00am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mary Lou Heastings, CEO of Executive Alliance
Richard Warner, Symposium Emcee

Ritz Carlton Ballrooms – Salon III & IV
9:00am – 9:30am

Opening Keynote – “Technology and Baseball – Keeping Pace with the Future”

Brian ShieldBrian Shield
Vice President
Boston Red Sox
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Changes in the field of technology are accelerating at a dizzying pace. Emerging technology, data ubiquity, and near real-time means of consuming and communicating information are our new realities. While baseball cherishes those aspects of the sport that have made it America’s favorite pastime, there is a transformation going on within MLB to leverage changes in technology to create a more compelling experience for fans while running more effective businesses. Brian Shield, VP of the Boston Red Sox will share their plans for digitally supporting fans, leveraging data to support business and baseball and key IT tenants to make this vision a success.

Salon III & IV
9:30am – 10:00am

Insights & Interviews – “Leadership Challenges of the Future”

ZandoliSEd Anderson
Chief Information Officer
World Vision International
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ZandoliSJeff Kohl
Divisional Senior Vice President
Great American Insurance Company
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ZandoliSRichard Wiedenbeck
Chief Information Officer
Ameritas
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As the leadership role of a technical organization continues to evolve at a rapid pace with increased responsibilities, the value delivered by senior technology leaders to the organization has become more critical to the success of the enterprise. Successful leaders are taking the long view of their role as they develop strategies to help enable their businesses to move quicker, positively impact the bottom and ensure they have the right talent and technologies for future competitive advantage.

In an interview setting, Ed Anderson, CIO of World Vision International, Jeff Kohl, Divisional Senior Vice President at Great American Insurance Company and Richard Wiedenbeck, Chief Information Officer of Ameritas, will share their insights into the challenges and the dynamics of change that are forcing them to rethink what success means to their organizations. will share his insights into the challenges and the dynamics of change that are forcing him to rethink what success means to his organization.

Salon III & IV
10:00am – 10:30am

Trends, Drivers & Impacts – “SSLammed, SSLayed and SSLapped Around; Why Hackers Love SSL and How to Stop Them in the Digital Enterprise”

Brian ShieldGrant Asplund
Director of Evangelism
Blue Coat, Platinum Sponsor
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In a recent Forbes article (The Top 10 Strategic CIO Issues for 2015) Bob Evans, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Oracle writes, “In 2015 and beyond, as the full impact of digital disruption takes hold across all industries, the winning organizations will be those in which the CIO engages relentlessly with the CMO, the CFO, the chief revenue officer, the CHRO, the heads of product development and manufacturing, the data scientist, the heads of service and support, and every other line of business leader to help conceive and create the digital enterprise.” Another recent survey of CIOs and top IT pros across industries, found not surprisingly, that security breaches are the top concern in 2014 and moving into 2015 as organizations expand their digital footprint. Top challenges include keeping up with the latest cyber threats, staying current on new forms of malware, and figuring out which systems are adequately protected. These three challenges concern CIOs because hackers are finding new ways to bypass traditional network security systems, creating a critical need for a comprehensive security program that includes proactive and reactive security management to stay ahead of cybercriminals. ”One of the most frequently used ways hackers bypass traditional security systems is through the use and exploit of Secure Socket Layer or SSL encryption. According to Gartner, 50% or more of all malware will be delivered via SSL by 2017.

This presentation will discuss the rise of SSL in enterprises today and demonstrate how hackers are utilizing SSL encryption to obfuscate their activities. Additionally, discussion will focus on available solutions and tools designed to expose and eliminate SSL ‘blind-spots’ and vulnerabilities.

Salon III & IV
10:30am – 11:00am Coffee Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Salon II
11:00am – 11:10am Transition to Ballroom Salon II
11:10am – 11:50am

“Game Changers”

ZandoliSPaul Johnson
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
BB&T Corp.
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ZandoliSMarie Mouchet
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Southern Company Operations & Southern Nuclear
Southern Company
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In this interview session, Paul Johnson, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at BB&T Corp. and Marie Mouchet, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Southern Company Operations & Southern Nuclear at Southern Company, will discuss where their focus is on driving change for the business and the results they expect to achieve.

Salon III & IV
11:50am – 12:10pm

“Learning Culture – The Key to High Performance Teams”

Jen BoyerJen Boyer
Managing Director
Computer Aid Inc., Gold Sponsor
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High performing teams are at the heart of every organization’s ability to deliver products and services successfully to their customers. As leaders, we need to understand how to build these teams within our own IT operation and maximize performance over time. This presentation will focus on setting the stage and fostering a continuous learning culture to drive productivity at an individual and team level.

Salon III & IV
12:10pm – 1:10pm Lunch and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Salon II
1:10pm – 1:20pm Transition to Ballroom Salon III & IV
1:20pm – 1:55pm

“The Rising Value of the CIO”

Art HopkinsArt Hopkins
Executive Director, Technology Sector – Information Officers Practice
Russell Reynolds Associates
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As companies move more into the realm of “everything digital,” the role of the CIO has gained increasing importance in the organization. In this afternoon session, Art Hopkins, Executive Director, Technology Sector – Information Officers Practice, at Russell Reynolds Associates, will share his insights into the CIO of the future, the increasing value of the role to the business, the shift in compensation to align with the increased value, his discussions with Boards, and what separates the top tier CIOs from the rest.

Russell Reynolds Associates is an executive leadership and search firm, serving clients globally for 45 years. The company advises clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders.

Salon III & IV
1:55pm – 2:15pm

“Executive Briefing: Aligning Vulnerability and Privilege Management in the Context of Business Risk”

Art HopkinsMorey J. Haber
Vice President of Technology, Office of the CTO
BeyondTrust, Gold Sponsor
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Despite gigantic investments in IT security, many organizations still struggle to identify real, critical risks buried within massive amounts of data. CISOs need new strategies for assessing, prioritizing and addressing both internal and external risks in business context. Join our conversation to discuss how aligning vulnerability management and privilege management programs can shed new light on risk in terms of compliance, asset integrity, data confidentiality, and other unique business requirements, while enabling IT and security teams to efficiently collaborate on risk reduction efforts enterprise-wide.

Salon III & IV
2:15pm – 3:15pm

“Executive Roundtables: Interactive Peer-to-Peer Discussions”

In this session, attendees have the opportunity to breakout into small groups to discuss specific topics of their choice with their peers. The discussion topics are facilitated by executives attending the Symposium.

Topic 1: Competing on Customer Experience in the Digital Age

Robert MimsTim Sander
Senior Vice President of IT, Cloud Services
Applied Systems, Inc.
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Topic 2: Moving Customer-Facing Applications and Transactions on to Mobile-Based Platforms

Robert MimsNancy D’Amico
SVP and Chief Information Officer
LeasePlan
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Topic 3: IT Talent for the Future

Robert MimsFrank Sirianni
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Fordham University
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Topic 4: Information Security’s Strategic Value to the Business

Robert MimsAlfred Barker
Chief Information Security Officer
University of North Georgia
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Topic 5: The Role of IT in Driving Business Innovation

Robert MimsWill Alexander
Vice President of Information Systems, Merchandise Supply Chain, and Procurement/Energy Management
RaceTrac
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Topic 6: The Transformation of the Role of IT

Robert MimsKathy Sims
Vice President, Process Engineering
Fiserv
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Salon III & IV
3:15pm – 3:30pm Day One Wrap-Up With Prize Drawings Salon III & IV
3:30pm – 6:00pm Break – Free Time for our Attendees
6:00pm – 7:30pm Evening Cocktail Reception – For Our Attendees and Their Guest Artisans

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Time Description
8:00am – 8:50am Registration, Breakfast and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion for Attendees Lobby Level – Ritz Carlton Ballroom Salon II
8:50am – 9:00am Transition to Main Ballroom Ritz Carlton Ballrooms – Salon III & IV
9:00am – 9:10am Day Two Welcoming Remarks Ritz Carlton Ballrooms – Salon III & IV
9:10am – 9:40am

Tuesday Opening Keynote – “How Strategic CIOs Provide Transformation Leadership in the Digital Age”

Phil WeinzimerPhil Weinzimer
Author of The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise and Getting it Right: Creating Customer Value for Market Leadership
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There is no better time to be a CIO. You have the perfect opportunity to help your C-suite colleagues leverage information and technology to improve the competitive advantage for your company. Are you ready for the challenge? Do you have the trust of your business colleagues to engage in a strategy discussion? Does your IT organization have the business skills needed to succeed? This highly interactive session will explore how strategic CIOs transformed their IT organization into a strategic asset.

Salon III & IV
9:40am – 10:10am

“Re-Imagine, Re-Invent…Perspectives on Changing the Way To Do Business”

Phil WeinzimerChristine Collins
VP, eCommerce & Digital Commerce
First Data Corporation
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In this session, Christine Collins, VP, eCommerce & Digital Commerce at First Data Corporation, and other leaders will discuss how they are helping to transform their business.

Salon III & IV
10:10am – 10:30am

Executive Briefing – “The New Enterprise Imperative – Securely Empowering the Mobile Worker”

Geoff AranoffBobbi K. Frioli
Managing Director of the Americas and VP of Sales
Accellion
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Employees have a growing requirement for working with corporate information at any time, from any place, and on any device. IT is being increasingly asked to support the business by enabling a new generation of applications for the mobile workforce. A major hurdle facing enterprise IT is providing vital, confidential enterprise content to these mobile workers without increasing data security risks. IT may provide systems for accessing corporate data, but if they are too cumbersome or difficult for employees to use – they will find (or may have already found) alternatives in order to get their jobs done.

This presentation will discuss ways to securely empower your mobile workforce including:
• The latest innovations in secure file sharing and collaboration
• Best practices for providing secure mobile access to enterprise content
• How to leverage investments in existing infrastructure and systems
• Benefits and use cases for creating secure custom enterprise mobile apps

Salon III & IV
10:30am – 11:00am Coffee Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Salon II
11:00am – 11:10am Transition to Ballroom Salon III & IV
11:10am – 11:40am

“How World Class Organizations are Prepared for Data Breaches…or Not”

ZandoliSCarl Allen
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Intermountain Healthcare
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ZandoliSKevin McMahon
Sr. Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
Calpine Corp.
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In this session, Carl Allen, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at Intermountain Healthcare and Kevin McMahon, Sr. Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer of Calpine Corp., will share insights into how prepared or not prepared the industry is prepared to handle the lifecycle of a data breach from discovery to remediation and everything in between. Discussion will consist of perspectives on what are the obstacles to success during a crisis such as a breach, what is key to success, and what these executives envision will change in the future that will make it harder or easier for companies to respond to their customers and stakeholders.

Salon III & IV
11:40am – 12:10pm

“Talking Cars: Safety Program, Security Risk, or Both?”

Ed AdamsEd Adams
Chief Executive Officer and Ponemon Institute Fellow
Security Innovation
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Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications is achieved through wireless exchange of data between nearby vehicles. Both the US and EU have issued notices to car manufacturers – very soon all cars will carry V2V equipment and broadcast speed and location constantly. V2V enables vehicles to sense hazards, issue warnings, and if necessary stop the vehicle. The US Dept. of Transportation predicts V2V will prevent 76 percent of the crashes on the roadway, saving 10,000 lives per year. But with these benefits come serious concerns about safety and privacy. Will hackers be able to take control of your car? Will the government be able to track your vehicle movements?

This presentation will provide insight into these questions as well as the following topics:
• The challenges of developing such a massive system
• The risks of software and infotainment systems in cars
• Privacy concerns (the big brother and NSA worries)

Salon III & IV
12:10pm – 1:10pm Lunch and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Salon II
1:10pm – 1:20pm Transition to Ballroom Salon II
1:20pm – 3:10pm

Business Case: “The Art of Governance”

How a Newly Appointed CIO for a Conglomerate Developed A Governance Process to Reduce Project Risk, Improve Project Performance, Increase Project Stakeholder Teaming and Save Millions of Dollars of IT Spend.

Phil WeinzimerFacilitator – Phil Weinzimer
Author of The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise
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In this business case discussion, attendees will be presented a real world problem by facilitator, Phil Weinzimer. Attendees will have the opportunity to breakout into different groups to develop a recommended solution and present their recommendations. At the conclusion of the session, Phil will share how the real world problem was solved.

Salon III & IV
3:10pm – 3:20pm Symposium Close With Prize Drawing Salon III & IV
3:20pm – 6:00pm Break – Free Time for our Attendees
6:00pm – 7:30pm Evening Cocktail Reception – Complimentary For Our Attendees and Their Guest South Terrace

Hotel

Ritz-Carlton, Naples Florida – “A Hotel with a Tradition of Unparalleled Luxury and Service”

custom_RCNAPLE_00378_164019The Ritz Carlton Naples Beach Resort
280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34108
(239) 598-3300

Enjoy dazzling views of the Gulf of Mexico, warm golden sunsets and three miles of pristine beach. As a guest of the hotel, you may choose from seven innovative dining experiences, indulge in their luxurious world-class spa, or relax and enjoy the pools and beach.

The Ritz Carlton, Naples the five-star luxury, Florida beach front resort, completed a full renovation in 2014. The Ritz Carlton, Naples continues to receive outstanding accolades & awards:

  • • AAA Five-Diamond Award 1988 – 2013
  • • Forbes Five-Star Award, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, 1998 – 2011, 2013
  • • Travel + Leisure World’s Best List, 2013
  • • Conde Nast Traveler Gold List “World’s Best Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines,” 2013
  • • Voted as Reader’s Choice for Best Spa & Hotel Restaurant (The Grill), Gulfshore Life
    Mine, 2012
  • • Voted as a “Best Hotel in the U.S.” (#4 in Florida) U.S. News & World Report, 2012

Complimentary shuttle service provided between the two resorts for all hotel guests
• Shuttle departs Beach Resort on the top of the hour
• Shuttle departs Golf Resort on the bottom of the hour
• Seating is limited and not guaranteed

Hours of the Shuttle:
Sunday – Thursday:
Beach Resort: first shuttle at 7:00 AM, and last pick up at 10:00 PM
Golf Resort: first shuttle at 7:30 AM, and last pick up at 9:30 PM
Friday – Saturday:
Beach Resort: first shuttle at 7:00 AM, and last pick up at 11:00 PM
Golf Resort: first shuttle at 7:30 AM, and last pick up at 10:30 PM

Room Rate

Reserve your room early to ensure you receive the greatly discounted rate!

roompicExecutive Alliance has negotiated a special discount for attendees of the 2015 IT Leadership Symposium to be held at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort Naples, FL on Sunday, May 31st, through Tuesday, June 2nd. The discount rate also applies 3 days before and after the Symposium based on hotel availability. If you plan to arrive during the 3 days before the Symposium or stay longer and find any nights not available for the discount, the Hotel will be happy to waitlist you and contact you when space is available.

• Beach Resort -Coastal view rooms with Balcony – $259 (regular rates now $529 and up) Complimentary wireless internet provided in guest rooms.
• Beach Resort – Gulf Front & Gulf View rooms – Based on Hotel availability: $309-$359 (regularly $589) – These rooms can not be reserved directly with the hotel reservations desk or online. If you are interested in this room type- please email us your room nights needed to info@execalliance.com and we will contact the hotel on your behalf for availability.

An additional 10% tax applies per night. The hotel does not charge a resort fee.

Though the rate has expired, The Ritz Carlton Resort Naples is still able to provide room discounts for most nights. To make your reservations please email us at info@execalliance.com . Include what nights you require and room type (Coastal view $259, or other upgrade room types above). We will have the hotel coordinator contact you to confirm your reservation.

Please see the guidelines and cancellation policies below for guaranteed reservations.

Guidelines and Cancellation Policies:

  1. All reservations must be guaranteed with a one night deposit. The hotel will charge one night deposit to your credit card when the reservation is made. The Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one that deposit.
  2. Reservations may be cancelled up to two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of guest check in date with no penalty.
  3. Hotel will retain a one night non-refundable deposit (room and tax) if the reservation is cancelled between 8-13 days in advance of the guest check-in date. (Substitutions from your company permitted)
  4. 7 days in advance of guest check in date, ALL guests will be charged the full amount of their reservation (all reservation nights room and tax) and the full amount is non-refundable. This is due to the deep discount rate offered. (Substitutions from your company are permitted)

Hotel Parking

Valet parking: Special discount rate of $18 per night for overnight guests. (regularly $26)
Valet Day rate: parking for the day $10.00. Advise you are an IT Symposium attendee.

Attire

During the Symposium – Dress code is business casual (jackets not required)

For the Cruise and evening receptions – resort casual (dress shorts, sandals, sun dresses).

Travel & Transportation

Closest airport to the Ritz Carlton Naples: Regional Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) Naples Airport
Approximately 25 minutes from the hotel

Other airports in the area:
Miami International Airport (MIA) Approximately 2 hours
Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) Approximately 2 hours

For more information on the Hotel location visit: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples.

Other transportation
If you are not renting a car, here is some information provided by the Hotel on other transportation options. There are numerous Transportation companies and options between the Naples, FL (RSW Airport) and the hotel.

Naples Transportation & Tours (NT&T) (www.nttep.com) is the recommended provider by Ritz Carlton Naples for transportation services: (239) 262-3006.
They provide shuttle service, on demand and reserved town cars, mini and motor coach services, and other unique transportation offerings.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event or would like more information about sponsor packages, please call 678-445-1919 or email us at info@execalliance.com.

Platinum Sponsor

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Blue Coat empowers enterprises to safely and securely choose the best applications, services, devices, data sources, and content the world has to offer, so they can create, communicate, collaborate, innovate, execute, compete and win in their markets. Blue Coat has a long history of protecting organizations, their data and their employees and is the trusted brand to 15,000 customers worldwide, including 86 percent of the FORTUNE Global 500. With a robust portfolio of intellectual property anchored by more than 200 patents and patents pending, the company continues to drive innovations that assure business continuity, agility and governance.

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Accellion provides the leading mobile content platform that increases enterprise productivity and ensures data security and compliance. As the foremost provider of private cloud solutions for secure mobile content management, Accellion offers enterprise organizations the scalability, flexibility, control and security to enable a mobile workforce with the tools they need to create, access and share information securely, wherever work takes them. More than 12 million business users and 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies use Accellion solutions to increase business productivity, protect intellectual property, ensure compliance and reduce IT costs. For additional information visit www.accellion.com.

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BeyondTrust provides context-aware Privileged Account Management and Vulnerability Management software solutions that deliver the visibility necessary to reduce IT security risks and simplify compliance reporting.

We empower organizations to not only mitigate user-based risks arising from misuse of system or device privileges, but also identify and remediate asset vulnerabilities targeted by cyber attacks. As a result, our customers are able to address both internal and external threats, while making every device – physical, virtual, mobile and cloud – as secure as possible.

BeyondTrust solutions are unified under the BeyondInsight IT Risk Management Platform, which provides IT and security teams a single, contextual lens through which to view user and asset risk. This clear, consolidated risk profile enables proactive, joint decision-making while ensuring that daily operations are guided by common goals for risk reduction.

The company is privately held, and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit www.beyondtrust.com

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CAI is a full service Information Technology firm with 30+ years of experience working with Fortune 1000 customers and government agencies around the world. Our managed service solutions are built on best practices and continuous improvement that results in higher productivity and better quality for our customers.

CAI core competencies include application support, application development, project management, service desk, IT consulting and IT staff augmentation, across a wide set of technologies and industries. A unique set of metrics based processes and proprietary toolsets enables CAI to deliver managed solutions with the highest degree of efficiency.

Employing over 3500 associates, CAI has offices throughout the US and globally including, Canada, Europe, the Philippines, India, Brazil and Australia.

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Using our consulting team’s deep security knowledge and our proprietary CorrelatedVM vulnerability management & reporting solution, NetSPI acts as a trusted advisor to large enterprises by providing deep-dive, manual penetration testing – from mobile applications to entire networks and infrastructures. NetSPI also provides assessment and vulnerability management advisory services designed to analyze and mitigate risks and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards.

Utilizing its proven and comprehensive methodology in conjunction with its adaptive and responsive client service – NetSPI is more than a vendor, its partner you can trust with your most critical assets.

More information is available at www.netspi.com

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Security Innovation focuses on the most difficult IT Security problem, and the root cause of most data breaches — insecure software applications. For more than a decade, we’ve helped organizations build internal expertise, uncover critical vulnerabilities, and improve the process by which applications are built. The company’s solutions are based on the three pillars of a secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), which feed into one another to create an ecosystem of repeatable, secure software development: Standards, Education, and Assessment. Our flagship products include TeamProfessor, the industry’s largest library of application security eLearning courses, and TeamMentor, “out of the box” secure development standards.

Golf

Tiburón Golf Course

Experience championship 36-hole golf in a serene, natural setting designed by the legendary Greg Norman. The two golf courses at the Ritz-Carlton Naples – Gold and Black – are marked by the use of stacked sod wall bunkers, coquina sand and no rough. Players have the choice of five tee boxes per hole to make the experience challenging for all skill levels.

ritz-carlton-naples-golf3Gold and Black courses alternate each day as guests have access to 18 holes. The Gold Course measures 7,288 yards from the tournament tees while the Black Course measures 7,005 yards.

A full-service practice area with chipping and putting greens is also available.

ritz-carlton-naples-golf4The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is the home of the PGA Tour and The Shark Shootout, held annually in December. This championship course, designed by Greg Norman, is nestled in the lush coastal interior of Southwest Florida, on the northern-most tip of the Everglades and only minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. The course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

ritz-carlton-naples-golf5Bella Vista Terrace overlooking the 18th hole of Tiburòn Gold Course.

Activities:

Saturday evening dinner cruise through Naples Bay

image002Join us on the Naples Princess in the natural beauty of Naples Bay. See the spectacular homes of Port Royal or experience a breathtaking Florida sunset on the Gulf of Mexico aboard the ALL NEW 105-foot Naples Princess luxury yacht for a dinner cruise on Naples Bay. Executive Alliance, Inc. has arranged a private dinner cruise departing at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Transportation from the Ritz Carlton Naples Beach Resort will be provided.

Spend an afternoon on the water with a variety of beach activities offered, including parasailing and kayaking. Guests can also rent stand-up paddle boards, body boards and waverunners.

 

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples features four lighted Har-Tru courts, a full-service pro shop, drills, clinics and personal instruction from USPTA certified tennis professionals. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.


The spa at the Ritz-Carlton is one of the most comprehensive and luxurious spas in the country, offering a wide menu of spa therapy treatments as well as a variety of other beauty-related services.

The interior is Italianate in style, with beautiful mosaics, a grand fountain, and murals depicting the peaceful Italian landscape. Phone (239) 514-6100 to book your spa services at a 10% discount as a guest of Executive Alliance.

The Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art equipment and a variety of classes including group cycling, pilates, kickboxing, yoga, Nordic walking on the beach and more. Fitness assessment and personal training are available. Open 24 hours a day with guest room key, and serviced by an attendant from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Imagine a luxurious, comfortable setting, where your senses are stimulated through the latest in entertainment technology. Guests may now enjoy an interactive virtual user experience (vue) exclusively at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The ultimate entertainment lounge, vue features all of the popular interactive virtual-reality games played via consoles hooked up to 40” Samsung LCD TVs from Microsoft Xbox 360 game stations with wireless controllers, to Sony Playstation 3, and the latest from Nintendo Wii. Guests may participate in a variety of entertaining options from weekly Wii bowling tournaments to Wii Fit exercise classes and casual, fast-paced arcade action or multiplayer frag-fests on Xbox LIVE. Staffed by experienced gamers, vue provides the perfect setting for the ultimate social gaming experience with the latest in technology.

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