CISO Manufacturing Summit | July 17, 2019 | Convene - 16 West Adams Street - New York, NY, USA

↓ Agenda Key

Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - CISO Manufacturing Summit

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

 

8:55 am - 9:25 am

Keynote Presentation

Bringing Down the Barriers

With the role of the CIO expanding, CIOs are being pushed to increase digital business by using IT in ways that deliver cost saving methods and increased levels of productivity as well as new opportunities. However, many believe that current methods for these opportunities have reached their end. As a result, it is time to reconfigure these methods in new, unique ways.

Takeaways:

  1. Latest strategies or methods to increase digital business
  2. How to confront resiliency or resistance to new digital initiatives
  3. The different types of behavioral patterns or mindsets to confront
 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Learnings Along the Journey

We will explore key learnings from various industries and verticals on the good, the bad and the ugly of digital transformation. We will have an opportunity to not only be exposed to successful use cases, but also ask the hard questions behind those successes.

Takeaways:

  1. One of the best ways to learn is to hear the stories of success (and failure) from companies similar to yours.
  2. Asking questions of HOW the journey unfolded are just as important as the end result.
 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Future of Autonomous Things

Today, we are seeing more Autonomous Things technology than ever before. As a result, functions formerly performed by humans are being replaced with AI. This technology's automation goes beyond the automation by using AI to deliver innovative behaviors that interact more efficiently and effectively with their surroundings and with their end-users.

Takeaways:

  1. Cover the latest innovations in autonomous and networked entities for 2019
  2. Learn how these innovations will shape the different industries and business landscapes
  3. Discuss the potential compromises to privacy and safety in the future of AI.

Think Tank

The Expansion of IoT

The expansion of IoT has already been seen widely in the home through appliances and at-home assistants. What about the future of IoT relating to the manufacturing industry? What remains to be developed is the true connectivity of most devices yet to come during the 5G network transformation. This session looks at the potential challenges to security and data management that IoT will present.

Takeaways:

  1. Examine the risks already apparent in IoT home and enterprise utilization and how they relate to the manufacturing industry
  2. Understand the benefits of IoT in an enterprise setting
  3. The future of IoT devices in the manufacturing industry
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Designing the Digital Workplace

Employees are consumers of digital technologies such as IoT, AR and VR. The plethora of mobile devices has enabled them to work where they want and when they want which has raised the bar on employee expectations for tools and capabilities from their employers. In order for companies to retain the best and get the most out of their employees, it is vital to design and continually update the digital workplace. We will discuss the current trends as well as share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations.

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees will demand a mobile and efficient workplace.  
  2. Keeping these skilled employees fully engaged and passionate about your company is critical to achieving the desired digital transformation.
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Balance Between Cybersecurity & Innovation

Cybersecurity will continue to dominate an organization's technology spending. As manufacturing companies become more digital, their exposure to cybercrimes increases. With that, they need to balance the need for security with the need to be able to innovate. This session will discuss what that balance looks like.

Takeaways:

  1. Develop new ways of securing your organization's operations
  2. Major cybersecurity threats effecting the manufacturing industry
  3. The future of innovation for the manufacturing industry

Think Tank

AR & VR Enhancement

In recent years, augmented reality and virtual reality have made their way into the manufacturing industry and that trend is expected to increasingly grow. Manufacturers will continue to see new technologies emerge and discover innovative adoption methods for these AR and VR technologies.

Takeaways:

  1. Discuss the manufacturing capabilities of VR and AR
  2. Look at AR's possibilities with AI to circumvent some of the challenges
  3. Learn more about what it takes to implement VR and AR
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Machines Are Friends Not Foes: Cognitive Computing Accelerates the Journey

Popular movies, books and television shows typically position advanced technology as a threat to humanity and all we hold dear. Yet cognitive computing technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing and Augmented Reality (AR) are helping CIOs and CISOs make better decisions faster. We will discuss how cognitive computing can help us navigate the acceleration of activity and decisions that we are experiencing on our digital transformation journeys.

Takeaways:

  1. New cognitive computing technologies can be unnerving and difficult to trust.
  2. Used properly, cognitive computing technologies such as AI, ML and AR can provide data to humans in such a way to enable us to better prioritize the decisions we must make and make those decisions more effectively.
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Innovation Partner Showcase

A brief, but compelling review of three new innovative technologies supporting digital transformation.

 

12:40 pm - 1:50 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CISO

A CISO's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years as most CISOs supervise teams and units beyond their department. Because of these changes in responsibilities, a CISO's success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, the role of a CISO has become both more attractive and more demanding.

Takeaways:

  1. What are the significant changes regarding the role of the CISO?
  2. How to keep up with the changing requirements
  3. How to properly measure a CISO's success
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Driving Digital Transformation: Proactive Path vs. Reactive Response

Shakespeare wrote that we should be afraid of greatness as "some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". This is true today as well for CIOs and CISOs. Digital transformation will happen, the only question being will the CIO drive it or will it be thrust upon them. We will discuss how to be a proactive voice in driving your company's digital transformation journey instead of waiting and responding to the voice of others.

Takeaways:

  1. Digital transformation is happening with or without our actions.
  2. The most successful CIOs will drive this transformation from a proactive point of view instead of reacting to internal and external voices.
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Blockchain's Impact

Blockchain has dominated the news and affected nearly every industry รข?" including manufacturing. In 2019, the manufacturing industry is expected to see a direct impact of blockchain on financial operations, increasing efficiency, security and a cost-effective solution to transactions.

Takeaways:

  1. Understand the capabilities of blockchain for the manufacturing industry
  2. Examine the security benefits in blockchain employed to enterprise systems
  3. Learn more about the impact of blockchain your organization's functionality

Think Tank

The Next Generation of 5G

As 5G usage and implementation continues, the service network will deliver manufacturers increased download speeds, reductions in latency and the ability to apply more IoT technologies. This is big news for manufacturers looking to implement IoT.

Takeaways:

  1. Understand the challenges of implementing a 5G network strategy
  2. Examine security threats to 5G and IoT usage
  3. Examine the possibility for greater cloud-based data flow within your organization, facilitated by 5G
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Big Data Analytics - A Fundamental Shift

We have moved from an information-poor to an information-rich society. Practically unlimited availability of data, computing, networking, and socio-mobile connectivity are fundamentally altering our world. In particular, they are enabling businesses to become more effective and efficient by using big data analytics - collecting all relevant data and automating their processing to drive decision-making. This represents a fundamental shift from traditional business analytics where limited amount of structured data is batch-processed to produce standard Business Intelligence reports. We will assess the current state of big data analytics, technology and business trends, and their enormous implications to the future of all businesses.

Takeaways:

  1. How Big Data analytics is different from traditional business analytics
  2. What businesses are getting out of big data analytics
  3. Why Big Data analytics will become critical to every business
 

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

AI/ML for Manufacturers

With the adoption of IoT increasing, the amount of data will expect the same trends. It's even expected that data may be the oil of the 21st century. However, without the ability to analyze and understand the data, it turns into wasted space. Artificial intelligence and machine learning step in as the solution with their ability to manage large volumes of data, provide insights and solutions for manufacturers to make better decisions and business opportunities.

Takeaways:

  1. The future of AI/ML for the manufacturing industry
  2. Discuss manufacturers' ability to implement AI and ML within their operations
  3. Examine the limitations of AI and ML regarding what required for human augmentation and understanding
 

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Navigating Security & Risk in a Changing IT Landscape

Agile, DevOps, containers, microservices, the cloud are all seeing increased adoption across the enterprise. But, while there are valid business reasons to embrace these new models, there is potential risk in implementation. Is this change necessary? If so, how can this change be accommodated effectively, safely? This session will cover some common elements of the risk of change - and of not changing - and suggest approaches to minimize risk as you adopt these new technologies.

Takeaways:

  1. The IT Landscape will continue to change leading to new processes, new technologies and new "standard" ways of doing IT business
  2. This changing Landscape will present security challenges where you will need to balance the "pain of same" vs the "pain of change"
 

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Workforce for the Future

The benefits of digitalization are near countless, but the greatest barrier of digitalization are the people required to implement it. The people are equally as important as the technology. With limitations of talent, manufacturers need to be investing in their team to ensure that they are building a workforce of the future. This year, manufacturers will see increased investment in digital training, from both universities and partnering with businesses.

Takeaways:

  1. Examine the strategies already utilized by tech giants in supplying understaffed divisions in IT, data, and cybersecurity
  2. Discuss the implications of the wave of alternatively and self-educated technology professionals in the workplace
  3. Look at some of the developing education strategies pursuant to new students and industry veterans in maintaining a sustainable skillset
 

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board 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.
 

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour