The summit will take place Thursday, October 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Trumbull Marriott in Trumbull, CT.
Designed for chief information officers (CIOs) and senior information technology (IT) professionals, the panel discussion-based event focuses on developments in IT and related areas of interest on a local, national, and global scale.
2017 PANEL TOPICS
In the era of big and bigger data, companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to better “crunch the data” and get useful outcomes. This workshop will explore How are companies, big and small, approaching AI and its practical applications?
Moving to the Cloud
What are the advantages of moving your company’s data to the cloud versus your own data center or a co-located data center? In this age of enhanced cyber risk, is one a more secure solution over the other?
Senior leadership must respond to an ever-changing digital world to better engage customers while simultaneously reducing costs and improving the company’s top line. Opportunities to use new channels to reach customers and ways companies are monetizing their current digital assets will be explored.
Future of Innovation
How much innovation in IT is really taking place in companies? How do CIOs and other stimulate innovation within their IT units? Learn best practices.
Cyber Hygiene and Incident Response
Despite continuing news about hacks and ransom attacks, many employees are still not practicing good cyber hygiene. What immediate, actionable steps can be used to better your company’s cyber environment? What should you do when the inevitable happens?
Is Bimodal IT here to stay or a passing fad? What are some of the efficiencies that can be driven through this approach? How should CIOs identify and adapt the innovations necessary for this approach to work?
Communicating Security Focus to Board and Others
Boards of Directors are becoming increasingly interested in a company’s cybersecurity policy and practice as we are constantly bombarded with news about the latest cyber attack. CIOs need to clearly communicate their company’s security focus, while simultaneously ensuring that best practices for security are being carried out within the company. A panel of CIOs will discuss this unique role and how best to manage, both up and down.
Many Connecticut companies struggle to recruit and keep employees with sought-after technical skills. This panel discussion will provide insights from leaders from some of our state’s largest and most innovative organizations about how they have addressed these challenges.