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Join our opening panel of CIOs as we discuss challenges around staffing, training and how to keep our good talent from leaving. With new technological advances coming out all the time, we often need people with new types of advanced knowledge and skillsets. Do we hire and retrain people from within the organization or do we look to the pool of people coming from the universities or other areas? Join our panel as they discuss what they are doing to recruit and retrain technical staff, where they are finding their IT Talent and some of the things that they are doing to retain their good talent from leaving to find new opportunities.

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9:00 - 10:00

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10:00 - 10:30

With cyber threats evolving, IT Leaders are challenged to find more innovative ways to secure and protect information while increasing access to authorized users. Join our discussion as we talk about some of the security challenges and risks that comes with each. Discussion points will include: Personal vs. Corporate mobile devices and how to protect them, Multi factor authentication, the paradigm of web based applications, access to cloud networks and interactive real time infrastructures.

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10:30 - 11:30

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11:30 - 11:45

CIOs are continually asked to spend less and do more while supporting the needs of the organization. In this session we will have an open dialogue on value of many IT solutions that companies use. With newer and better technologies, software and upgrades always around the corner, looking at all of our options can save us a lot of time and money. Join our panel of experts as they address pros and cons of subscription based vs. fully licensed products such as Office 365, flash storage vs. traditional storage and Cloud vs. private or on premise solutions and the value of doing a short and long term cost benefit analysis before making a final decision.

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11:45 - 12:45

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Join our panel of Technology Leaders as they discuss some of the newest and greatest Technologies and how they are looking to use and implement them within their organizations.

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11:45 - 12:45

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As Technology advances, so has the capability to simultaneously connect devices, buildings, vehicles, networks, electronics, power grids, software, sensors and much more, giving us the ability to share, collect and use data in real time. Where the Internet of Things can provide convenience and benefits to the organization, it can also cause an IT organization many challenges. Join our panel of experts as they discuss how they are using IOT along with some of the significant challenges and benefits in moving to this type of technology.

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12:45 - 2:15

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2:15 - 2:30

One of the most challenging tasks of a CIO is to ensure that the IT organization is supporting and aligning their focus to the needs and goals of the business. We strive to give the business what they need and want while working to overcome technical, monetary and security challenges that can make meeting these needs difficult. Join our panel of experts as they discuss some things that they are doing to help support the business while keeping up with the demand for newer and better technologies.

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2:30 - 3:30

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Companies are collecting enormous amounts of real time information and data from customers, devices and employees. There are many things that we can do to ensure that the information collected is protected and secure. Join our panel as we discuss some of the challenges around:

• Adaptive Security Architectures – How they are used to identify and counter evolving threats
• Email Security - protocol and enforcement of personal email through corporate mail systems
• System ownership - ways to get end users and operators to take ownership of applications
• End user security awareness training

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2:30 - 3:30

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3:30 - 3:45

Transformational CIOs are able to leverage new and existing technologies to support the business and improve business processes that enhance business operations and customer relationships. Their knowledge and vision gives them the innate ability to pull together diverse groups of people that can address and adapt to the many different technological challenges and needs of the organization. In an age when technology advances are forcing businesses to adapt or become obsolete, the Transformational CIO has a big impact on how well an organization can adapt. Their keen oversight and direction guides the company into a newer more versatile model of its former self. Come join our panel of CIOs as they discuss some of the things that they are doing to support the business and prepare them for a new era of technological needs.

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3:45 - 5:00

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