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The CIO & IT Security  Forum | Now in Its 17th Year

Our conference program is refreshingly different to what you're used to seeing at regular tradeshows and conferences. Why?

  • Built Around Your Needs: We create The Forums conference program based on research and feedback from our clients, senior level IT executives, who like you are dealing with critical issues on a daily basis
  • First class speakers: Conference sessions are led by peers or industry experts, who have a clear understanding of the business obstacles inherent in controlling large technology departments and how they can be managed and resolved.
  • Intimate sessions: Sessions are for small groups of under 25 delegates. This environment encourages attendees to be able to share best practices, successful case studies, and receive opinions and suggestions from their colleagues.  

The entire conference is built around helping you become a more effective executive and opening doors to new perspectives and points of view to help you and your department move forward.


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2014 Keynote
2014 Keynote
  • The Second Machine Age: What it means for your business and your future

    Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School, and National Bureau of Economic Research

    We are at inflection point in our economy.  A wave of exponential, digital and combinatorial new technologies is accelerating innovation, automating many jobs, and fundamentally changing business.  This creates enormous a multi-trillion dollar opportunity for wealth creation, but the benefits will be very uneven, with many people and businesses worse off than they were before.
    In this talk, Erik will explain the causes and consequences of these changes, including:

    •      The recent trends in productivity, profits, investment, GDP and employment;
    •      The “Great Decoupling” and what it means for business and labor;
    •      The weird and wonderful economic benefits of the digital age;
    •      The three types of biased technical change and who wins and loses from each;
    •      A look to the future and the three elements of machine intelligence;
    •      The emerging power of data-driven decision-making;
    •      The fundamentals creating an inflection point in technology; and
    •      Implications for individuals, business and society.

    Erik Brynjolfsson is the Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, a Professor at the MIT Sloan School, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research on the interaction among information technologies, strategy, productivity and employment has been recognized with 10 Best Paper prizes and five patents.

     His books include Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy, co-authored with Andrew McAfee. He received AB and SM degrees from Harvard and a PhD from MIT. You can download his papers: http://digital.mit.edu/erik or follow him on Twitter: @erikbryn.


2014 Sessions & Discussion Groups
2014 Sessions & Discussion Groups
  • The Changing role of the Chief Data Officer

    Heather Wilson, Chief Data Officer, AIG

    Data is necessary for regulatory compliance as well as executive and strategic decision making.  With big data, however, companies are becoming more conscious of the true value of their information assets and the power they hold.  As the management of vast amounts of internal and external data and information sources has become a priority, the role of Chief Data Officer has emerged as the owner of the strategies to most effectively utilize big data assets within a company.  In addition to an effectual data integration and analytics strategy, sound data governance must be put in place to facilitate the most standardized, controlled and efficient use of all data assets across all initiatives.

    Heather Wilson, currently the Chief Data Officer at AIG, has served in the Chief Data Officer capacity in both the medical and financial services industries.  She will share her insight into how the role of Chief Data Officer has changed throughout her career, as well as understanding both the ‘offense’ and the ‘defense’ of an organization’s data strategy.


    Corporate Boards are Clueless About Digital Security – So What Are You Doing About It?

    Jim Noble, Author & Fmr CIO of GM, BP, AOL & Merrill Lynch

    Since Jim’s now famous campaign to shake Boards out of their complacency (Corporate Directors Are Clueless About IT, CIO Magazine Nov 2012), it has become evident that those accountable for business risk management are simply not up to the task of protecting their shareholders’ interests. The IT profession is being blamed for all manner of security breaches, and some would say that is unfair. However the onus is on us to get this taken seriously by your company’s Audit Committee, otherwise all our technical solutions are rendered worthless by human frailty. So what can you do about it?


  • The Impact of Acquisition & Integration

    Jane Landon, SVP & CTO, Web.com

    How do you run an IT department seamlessly, while keeping all the plates spinning during an acquisition? How do you ensure future goals are met and opportunities are seized? How do you measure and leverage the strengths from both platforms? How do you get everyone on the bus?



    Inspiring Workforce Innovation in Uncertain Time

    Joyce M. Hunter, Deputy CIO, Policy and Planning, United States Department of Agriculture

    Managing in this uncertain economy can be incredibly challenging. If your business/agency is experiencing shrinking budgets, decreasing revenues and increasing uncertainty … you cannot afford to focus on talent, right? Actually, wrong.

    NOW, more than ever, is the tim...

  • Cloud – What’s the impact on IT operations?

    Paul Antturi, Manager IT & InfoSec, McKesson
    We are moving from an age of client server computing to an age of cloud computing.  We’re all aware that these changes are going to be significant.   We also know they are going to be very disruptive.  We’ve heard a lot about these changes from the vendors, how it ...

    COFFEEHOUSE COLLABORATION: Strategies for idea generating, conflict resolution, information sharing, problem solving and more

    Tamara Carrillo and Melissa Goodwin, The Idea House

    For centuries, the coffeehouse has played a role in helping people spark new ideas, innovations, and discoveries.  What is it about the coffeehouse environment that stimulates inspiring conversations? We believe the best ideas surface and the most meaningful learning takes place when peop...


  • Discussion Groups

    Moderated by your peers

    It’s the new (old) trend that everybody is talking about. The problem is, it means different things company to company, department to department and stakeholder to stakeholder. How do we manage expectations while trying to explore the potential? Peers from different industries will discuss thoughts on how to best measure the value of data projects.

    This discussion group is aimed at both CISOs and Security-minded CIOs to discuss the trends, hurdles and latest threats they face in their respective industries. Whether it be mobility, social engineering, user-error or security vendors, the group will share what scares them the most and what lets them sleep at night.

    It is a fact of life now – we have to deal with users’ mobiles, even though there is a great risk of security breach and even greater chance of headaches for the IT department. This discussion group will be centered around best practices of straddling the line of what’s best for the user and what’s best for the company.

    The “people” part of any major project is never sexy, but so very integral into the success of any undertaking. A slip in managing processes, implementing policies or failing to driving changes in behaviours can derail months (and years!) of hard work behind the scenes. How to do we insure buy-in and enthusiasm for change? Come share your concerns and tips in this interactive discussion.


2014 Preview
2014 Preview
  • 2014 Topic Preview

    CIO & IT Security Forums 2014

    Seminar & workshop topics currently under consideration for the
    2014 CIO & IT Security Forum:

    Tangible Leveraging of Big Data
    Beyond the Cloud
    The Changing role of the Chief Data Officer
    Social Engineering
    Engaging the younger generation
    The Social Enterprise
    Rethinking the Budget
    The CIO/CISO of 2017
    The Value of Speed: Project Delivery

    Are you interested in taking the speaker platform? Have you recently run a successful and innovative project that you would like to share with your peers? Then we’d like to hear from you. Please contact Steve McCuaig at smccuaig@richmondevents.com.


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