Minneapolis Technology Summit

March 12, 2019

Why You Should Attend!

 
ABM Media Group is bringing together leading senior IT executives across a wide range of industries for our Minneapolis Technology Summit. Throughout the day of engaging content and networking, we will hone in on and tackle current challenges that IT executives are facing, as their role continues to become an integral factor in overall business transformation. Armed with an agenda geared specifically towards IT, information security, technology and analytics executives. 

 

Join us for cutting edge discussion including:

  • DevOps Maturity - Are they able to deliver code as fast as they'd like, Security and Governance - Can they deliver with confidence, and Visibility and Reporting - Do you know where your bottlenecks are dynamically or is it reactively. 

  • Embracing the migration to a digital ecosystem to achieve enhanced productivity and increased speed to market

  • Harnessing the power of emerging technologies in big data, IoT and machine learning to efficiently and effectively redefine the customer experience

  • Digital Transformation: There are many forces that are driving companies to continue to transform how they do business. Technological advances such as IoT, AI, machine learning, virtual reality and augmented reality are creating demanding expectations from customers, employees and boards. Adding to the complexity of CIOs and CISOs is the increasing threats to the security of the data that is at the heart of digital transformation. This keynote presentation will focus on the realities that this transformation will never end and it is critical to implement both the mindset and processes to treat digital transformation as a journey...not a destination.

  • Building, training and attaining a nimble and flexible workforce that can evolve with the ever-changing modern IT landscape

  • Identity Access Management challenges. Today, the vast majority of organizations struggle to manage access across complex application environments, consisting of SaaS applications as well as commercial and custom web apps hosted on-premises, at remote data centers and in private clouds. We’ll discuss solutions to secure access for all users, their devices, and every application, helping enterprises drive new levels of integrity, operational velocity, and team efficiency across all their cloud and on-premise applications.  


Our keynote presentations, panel sessions and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. We look forward to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CIO leaders hailing from Minneapolis and beyond!

AGENDA

Breakfast/Registration

8:00am-9:00am Join other Minneapolis area IT executives for a lively breakfast discussion 

Opening Remarks

9:00am - 9:10am

Keynote Panel Presentation

9:10am-9:50am    

Digital Transformation: A Journey Not a Destination

There are many forces that are driving companies to continue to transform how they do business. Technological advances such as IoT, AI, machine learning, virtual reality and augmented reality are creating demanding expectations from customers, employees and boards. Adding to the complexity of CIOs and CISOs is the increasing threats to the security of the data that is at the heart of digital transformation. This keynote presentation will focus on the realities that this transformation will never end and it is critical to implement both the mindset and processes to treat digital transformation as a journey...not a destination.

Thought Leadership Spotlight

9:50am-10:10am  Identity Access Management challenges. Today, the vast majority of organizations struggle to manage access across complex application environments, consisting of SaaS applications as well as commercial and custom web apps hosted on-premises, at remote data centers and in private clouds. We’ll discuss solutions to secure access for all users, their devices, and every application, helping enterprises drive new levels of integrity, operational velocity, and team efficiency across all their cloud and on-premise applications.  

Networking Break

10:10am-10:35am  Be sure to visit with our summit partners in our networking area 

Panel Discussion

10:35am-11:25am  DevOps Maturity - Are they able to deliver code as fast as they'd like, Security and Governance - Can they deliver with confidence, and Visibility and Reporting - Do you know where your bottlenecks are dynamically or is it reactively. 

Networking Break

11:25am-11:50am  Be sure to visit with our summit partners in our networking area

Thought Leadership Spotlight

11:50am-12:30pm  The shift to the cloud has left many CIOs overwhelmed for a number of reasons: ecosystems are becoming more complex, and the decision of where to place your workloads –  whether it’s a public, private, or hybrid environment – contributes to the challenge. Beyond that, CIOs have to think about performance, scalability, security, compliance, licensing requirements, disaster recovery… All while remaining within a strict budget. Join us for a panel discussion showcasing the benefits of a Multi-Cloud approach, and several best practices for ensuring your organization is running on the most ideal platform.

Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm

Thought Leadership Spotlight

1:30pm-2:10pm  

  • Not taking a one-size fits all approach to cloud and leaning into a multi-cloud  strategy

  • ​How to migrate your legacy applications onto the cloud without having to refactor or       rearchitect

  • ​Best practices for accelerating application modernization at your organization

Thought Leadership Spotlight

2:10pm-2:50pm   

Charging Ahead: Speeding Up Transformation Through Disruption

Disruption alters, destroys, but also creates value. You realize the need to act once revenue starts to shift, which is happening at a faster pace than most would think. Disruption can be a great thing if you act upon it, but it's a threat if you watch idly. We will discuss how CIOs and CISOs can be proactive and act on disruption by figuring out how to identify, prioritize and respond.

Networking Break

2:50pm-3:15pm  Be sure to visit with our summit parners in our networking area

Thought Leadership Spotlight

3:15pm-3:55pm  

Data Matters! Attaining Transformation Through Data & Analytics

If digital transformation is a journey, then data is the fuel that will transport your company from here to there. Comprehending and creating insight from data is transformational. Being able to gather and analyze data to generate a competitive edge, creates new opportunities, and promotes innovation. However, to support a pipeline of up-to-date and competitive modern data and analytics, a sound foundation and architecture must be constructed in order to deliver it. 

Thought Leadership Spotlight

3:55pm-4:35pm  

CIO's Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People

While new technology and solutions can help CIOs make more, faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CIOs need to be great recruiters of talent but even more importantly growing the skills and capabilities of their team providing engaging and challenging opportunities for people. Competitive compensation is important for retaining great talent but so is a work environment where individual growth and development are front of mind and not an after thought.  

Thought Leadership Spotlight

4:35pm-5:20pm  

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey? 

We will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CIOs where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the digital transformation projects ahead of you.

  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one-day CIO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers.

Closing Remarks

5:20pm-5:30pm  

Networking Cocktail Reception

5:30pm-6:30pm  

SPONSORS

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