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About the Forum

Attendees across the region have come to expect a dynamic agenda with relevant, up-to-the-minute topics and exciting speakers who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience, helping you gain practical insights into your business challenges. The Premier CIO Forum includes powerful keynotes, informative breakouts, discussions with subject-matter experts, and cutting-edge solution providers.

32 Advisors

Our advisory council members offer valuable feedback to improve our event each year.

10 Sponsors

Premier would like to extend a special thank you to the 2018 sponsors of this event.

105 Organizations

These organizations have appointed one or more senior level executives to attend Cleveland CIO Forum.

Speakers

Speakers are hand-selected by our Advisory Council for their expertise and ability to translate big ideas into stunning presentations.

  • Jane Alexander

    Jane Alexander

    Cleveland Museum of Art

  • Ross Bernstein

    Ross Bernstein

    Best-Selling Sports Autho

  • Randy Cole

    Randy Cole

    Ohio Turnpike & Infrastru

  • Jeff Dutrizac

    Jeff Dutrizac

    Info-Tech Research Group

  • Tony Facca

    Tony Facca

    NASA Glenn Research Cente

  • John Geraci

    John Geraci

    CI Squared

  • Louise Moroney

    Louise Moroney

    NASA Glenn Research Cente

  • Dr. Shawn P. Murray, CISSP

    Dr. Shawn P. Murray,

    Murray Security Services

  • Joseph Pucciarelli

    Joseph Pucciarelli

    IDC

  • James Sciolto

    James Sciolto

    Darktrace

  • Neil Weiss

    Neil Weiss

    Cleveland Indians

AGENDA

June 4-5, 2018

We have worked diligently to put together a stimulating and focused agenda, bringing together experts, visionaries and professionals from the IT industry. We look forward to sharing this exciting conference with you.

Welcome to the Cleveland CIO Forum exclusive networking reception. We welcome you to enjoy complimentary beverages in a relaxed setting. This is the perfect opportunity to network with your peers. Stay, chat, and enjoy yourself!

Admittance by Conference Badge Only.

Salon II-III

Presenter
Jane Alexander, CIO, Cleveland Museum of Art


As one of the most technologically advanced museums in the country and with its internationally respected encyclopedic art collection, The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) continues to focus on ways in which digital technology can enhance the museum experience for all its visitors. Jane will explore the scope and core elements of the CMA’s digital roadmap; staffing requirements and the interdepartmental steering team put in place to guide digital initiatives; create backend systems to support flexible access, both in theory and practice; use of Meraki analytics in making data-driven decisions and the effort required to pull everything together.

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Salon II-III

Presenter
Ross Bernstein, Inspirational Business Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Sports Author


The best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning peak performance hall of fame business speaker who's keynoted conferences on five continents and has been featured on CNN, ESPN, Fox News, and “CBS This Morning,” as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today. Ross' program is based on a series of books he wrote in which he was able to interview more than 500 professional athletes and coaches that all had one thing in common — they were all members of championship teams. In his research he concluded that the same metrics and characteristics that were common among champions in sports, were also common in peak performers in business. As he learned, champions have a very unique DNA — and his goal in this keynote session is to get audience members thinking about their own DNA — and about the DIFFERENTIATORS they possess which would ultimately lead customers to CHOOSE to do business with them. At the core of his message is the simple fact that we like to do business with people who we trust, who we like, and who just “get it” — CHAMPIONS. In an engaging, provocative, and visually entertaining style, Ross will use inspirational stories and poignant life lessons from the world of sports to show attendees how to:
  • Create a “culture of excellence” by giving extraordinary customer service…
  • Generate momentum by utilizing the "currency of karma"...
  • Follow their moral compasses to win "the right way," with respect and integrity...
  • Be better leaders and create more "buy-in" by embracing change and failure...
  • Evolve from "order takers" to "trusted partners" by enhancing the quality of their relationships

Salon II-III

Presenter
Dr. Shawn P. Murray, CISSP, CISO, Murray Security Services & Consulting


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly gaining recognition as a viable method to increase successful problem solving, advance research in areas that exceed human capabilities and are automating menial processes to increase efficiency and productivity in expediential time. In the future, your interface with a human doctor may be limited, as AI gains more prominence in the medical industry diagnosing  patients and determining levels of care. Al is being used to develop humanoids for companionship and is providing additional conveniences that are starting to alarm some organizations. There is a sense that the pace of AI is growing so fast that it may be impacting areas that are not getting the attention required to address various risks. Cybersecurity issues continue to arise regarding the integration of Al in computer systems, network and software platforms and the growing advances in IoT devices. As various industries invest in Al technology, CIOs, ClSOs, researchers and manufacturers need to be working together to ensure cybersecurity and other safeguards are being considered in the design phase before allowing AI technology into the computing environment. 

Salon I

Presenter
James Sciolto, Cyber Security Account Executive, Darktrace


From insiders to sophisticated external attackers, the reality of cyber security today is that the threat is already inside. Legacy approaches to cyber security, which rely on knowledge of past attacks, are simply not sufficient to combat new, evolving attacks, and no human cyber analyst can watch so much or react quickly enough. A fundamentally new approach to cyber defense is needed to detect and respond to these threats that are already inside the network - before they turn into a full-blown crisis.  Self-learning systems represent a fundamental step-change in automated cyber defense, are relied upon by organizations around the world, and can cover up to millions of devices. Based on machine learning and probabilistic mathematics, these new approaches to security can establish a highly accurate understanding of normal behavior by learning an organization’s ‘pattern of life,’. They can therefore spot abnormal activity as it emerges and even take precise, measured actions to automatically curb the threat.    Discover why autonomous response and machine learning is the future of defense and how the ‘immune system’ approach to cyber security provides complete network visibility and the ability to prioritize threats in order to better allocate time and resources.  In this session, learn: 
  • How new machine learning and mathematics are automating advanced cyber defense 
  • Why full network visibility allows you to detect and autonomously respond to threats 
  • How smart prioritization and visualization of threats allows for better resource allocation and lower risk 
  • Real-world examples of unknown threats detected by ‘immune system’ technology

Salon IV

Presenter
Joseph Pucciarelli, Group VP & IT Executive Advisor, IDC


Newly published IDC global research about organizations undergoing digital transformation finds that 59% remain stuck in the early stages of their transformation journey. While some digital projects have been implemented and are progressing, most companies report they are still struggling to digitally transform their broader organization.

Challenges with legacy culture, process, and financial incentives are widely identified digital transformation impediments. However, IDC research shows that many organizations confront more specific operational challenges: 1) outdated KPIs, 2) siloed organizational structures, 3) tactical planning, 4) limited expertise; and 5) siloed innovation.  Though business and technical leaders can point to successful tactical projects, they often express frustration about their ability to achieve true systemic progress and competitive advantage.

In today's session, IDC provides unique insights and actionable recommendations to overcome these hurdles including recommended approaches for:
  • Creating new digital KPIs
  • Establishing an end state digital organizational structure
  • Constructing a long-term digital roadmap
  • Identifying and developing essential digital capabilities
  • Building a digital platform

Salon I

Presenter
Jeff Dutrizac, Customer Success Lead, Info-Tech Research Group


IT can often feel like an unwinnable game, with limited resources, changing priorities, multiple stakeholders and increased demands. Too often, IT leaders must make decisions with insufficient information and without knowing the true effect on the business. Info-Tech’s framework removes the guesswork from what makes the business happy and predicts the impact of key decisions before they happen. Info-Tech will walk you through the 3 real drivers of business satisfaction, and help IT leaders navigate a world in which:
  • Only 28% of Business Leaders are satisfied with the performance of IT
  • 67% of CIOs are not aligned with executives on the role of IT

Salon IV

Salon II-III

Presenter
Neil Weiss, SVP & CIO, Cleveland Indians


Neil will share a vision of the business of baseball and how technology, physical space, and customers’ expectations create a balancing act between new and old.

Presenter
John Geraci, Founder & CEO, CI Squared


View Video Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XMsGhw98-0&feature=youtu.be

Now more than ever CIO leaders need to effectively influence, gain trust and motivate others to action. But do they know HOW to be a “people expert,” and not just a technology expert? Learning HOW to apply basic principles of psychology to your business conversations can have a huge impact on influencing others and getting to yes and alignment more quickly. Learning a story FRAMEWORK and emotional skills will help CIOs influence and change business outcomes by CHANGING THE CONVERSATION.

Salon II-III

Presenter
Randy Cole, Executive Director, Ohio Turnpike & Infrastructure Commission


With technology driving disruptions in America and around the world, the Ohio Turnpike is well-prepared for advanced connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) research and is currently deploying a fleet modernization and safety notification project enabled by Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) technology. The broader issue of CAV will be framed in broader societal terms of increased safety, economic benefits and quality of life improvements.

Starting with safety—the World Health Organization (WHO) and The Center for Disease Control (CDC) refer to traffic crashes as “a global problem.” Randy will discuss details of the health impacts of traffic crashes. Major disruptions driven by two advances in transportation technology, the airplane and the personal automobile provide context for the current need for government support and the potential economic impacts of new technologies. With so much attention being spent on driver acceptance of the new technologies, Randy will delve deeper into that research and some of what is being missed. He’ll also explore a range of potential positive impacts beyond the adoption of the technologies themselves.

Salon II-III

Presenter
Tony Facca, Chief, CIO Integration Office, NASA Glenn Research Center

Presenter
Louise Moroney, Deputy CIO, NASA Glenn Research Center


From the Office of the CIO, Louise and Tony will anecdotally touch on their overarching goals and strategies from the perspectives of NASA the Agency, NASA the Glenn Research Center, and how IT is supporting, enabling and delivering for and in support of the NASA mission in North East Ohio.

Welcome to the Cleveland CIO Forum exclusive networking reception. We welcome you to enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres in a relaxed setting. This is the perfect opportunity to network with your peers and some of the prominent speakers from the day’s agenda. Premier Connects, Inc. will be making a charitable donation to the Cleveland SIM Chapter. Stay, chat, and enjoy yourself! 

Admittance by Conference Badge Only.

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Experience the comfort of our Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Rockside hotel in Independence, Ohio. Located at the intersection of I-480 and I-77, with easy access to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cleveland Zoo and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, which are only minutes away.

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