AI Summit | May 5, 2021 | Virtual Summit - Real-time Online Conversations

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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, May 5, 2021 - AI Summit

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:30 am - 9:50 am

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Keynote

Challenge the rules of security: Transform the threat surface to proactive control

With the dramatic increase in distributed workforces and the growing adoption of cloud applications, companies face unprecedented levels of IP, data, and identity sprawl beyond the enterprise firewall. Every endpoint is an entry into your business, cybercriminals have more ways to break in than ever before, and human error on the inside is a constant risk. Historically, endpoint security has been a zero-sum gameâ?"with the odds inevitably stacked against IT. But rather than protect devices, what if you could just control the security of them? 

In this presentation, see how Chrome OS and Chrome Browser are secure by designâ?"embedding security into every workflow to provide proactive protection for users, devices, applications, and data, wherever work happens. This is cloud-first security control in the hands of the modern businesses that will thrive moving forward.

Sponsored by:

Google View details

 
 

Presented by:

Robert DeVito, Global Director, Chrome Customer & Partner Sales Engineering, Google

 
 

9:50 am - 10:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Building and Managing Advanced Analytics & AI Teams

Organizations need to design, hire and manage their analytical teams. All organizations want their analytics teams and function to not only exist but to perform in a highly effective manner. Analytics teams are not like development teams or typical project teams. We will discuss what makes them different and how to hire and manage for high performance and operational impact. 

In this session we'll be discussing best practices relating to investing in, hiring and managing your analytics team, including the following topics: 

  • We will discuss how to build an analytics teams using the Artisanal or Modular model. Analytics team evolve and grow into Hybrid organizations. We will discuss how to manage this evolution. 
  • High performance analytics teams are unique. We will discuss how to best manage them.
  • We will define how to build robust analytics processes that drive results in the real world 
  • We will examine how best to move from robust analytical processes to integrating analytical models and processes into operational production processes

Presented by:

John Thompson, Global Head of AI & Artificial Intelligence, CSL Behring LLC

 
 

10:10 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

This will happen again: CX agility in a post-pandemic world
The disruption of a pandemic reveals broader CX trends that are escalating rapidly. We'll discuss agility and how CX organizations can prepare themselves for service in uncertain times. 

Sponsored by:

Freshworks View details

 
 

Presented by:

Sam Eriksmoen, Sr Solutions Engineer, Freshworks

 
 

10:30 am - 11:10 am

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Keynote Panel

People, Process, & Platforms... Tech Must Change Before it is Too Late!
Many technologists have had their departments shift from being cost centers to revenue generators for their organizations. That isn't the only shift that is coming for tech executives. Margins are reduced and expectations are high. Innovation has to move faster. Leadership has to evolve. Risk has a whole new meaning in 2021. Business continuity is just one of many complex business challenges creating unanticipated market turbulence. Join us to gain insight into how tech leaders are turning complexity and chaos into real strategy execution initiatives. 

 Key Takeaways: 
  •  Smarter Spending 
  • Customer and Employee Experience 
  • Leadership and Business Transformation

Moderated by:

Jason Spencer, Global VP IT, RR Donnelley View details

 
 

Panelists:

Nathaniel Arnold, CIO, Software Engineering, GE Gas Power View details

 
 

Sean Mack, CIO & CISO, Wiley.

 

Grant Casey, Director of Mobile Analytics/ Head of Mobile Analytics, Activision Blizzard

 
 

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Innovate and Automate Fast with AIOps

Digital environments have grown in complexity, driven by the adoption of cloud, containers and microservices. These trends accelerated through 2020 as many businesses redoubled their efforts to conduct transactions online. This has highlighted the shortcomings in traditional, centralized, and manual processes for managing IT operations.

Customers see AIOps as a potential solution, but are unsure whether it's for them, and struggle to understand exactly how it can help. In this presentation, we will demystify AIOps and give specific examples of how PagerDuty's platform uses it to improve your operations, protect revenue and mitigate risk to your brand.

Sponsored by:

PagerDuty View details

 
 

Presented by:

Julian Dunn, Director, Product Marketing, PagerDuty

 
 

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Keynote Presentation

Explore the Covid-19 Conundrum
Utilizing real-world (not honeypot) data pulled from our global array of sensors, Unit 42 elite cloud threat researchers analyze the cloud security impact and opportunity forged by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The correlation between the increased cloud spend due to COVID-19 and security incidents lead to the conclusion that rapid cloud scale and complexity without automated security controls embedded across the entire development pipeline are a toxic combination.

Join Matt Chiodi, CSO, Public Cloud at Palo Alto Networks to discuss the findings of the research, what the impact might be to your business, and our key recommendations about what actionable steps you can take to reduce the security risks associated with your cloud workloads.

Sponsored by:

Palo Alto Networks View details

 
 

Presented by:

Matt Chiodi, CSO Prisma Cloud, Palo Alto Networks

 
 

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Accelerating Cloud Adoption while Minimizing Risk

Most organizations realizes that embracing the cloud and transforming the way they work is the future and critical in achieving many business outcomes. Too often, the benefits of cloud adoption is falling way short of expectations. Reason is simple: an embryonic cloud adoption strategy due to getting excited about the opportunities and not planning the approach in detail. Majority of organizations embark on this journey without considering the overarching objective, the tooling necessary, or the policies and governance required to manage this successfully. In this talk, we shall discuss why some organizations struggle to adopt the cloud, share industry experiences to overcome the limitations and industry best practices to drive successful transformation 

Key Takeaways: 

  • What are some challenges when you embark on a Cloud adoption journey? 
  • How do you control and manage uncertain financial costs? 
  • How can your organization realize benefits moving to a broader cloud strategy?

Presented by:

Ganesh Seetharaman, Vice President of Enterprise Architecture & Applications, Tupperware Brands

 
 

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Automating Vulnerability Remediation
As organizations invest in products and services to discover vulnerabilities within their environments, current manual processes prevent effective and timely remediation of discovered vulnerabilities. New automated approaches are available that leverage API's to coordinate data, prioritize vulnerabilities, then quickly remediate them in minutes, not weeks.
 

12:40 pm - 1:20 pm

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Keynote Panel

AI and Analytics

How is it possible to implement a resilient data and analytics strategy for an AI-ready, data-centric organization? In conversation with (Panel) This session discusses the challenges that data and analytics leaders must overcome to tie an analytics strategy, to successful business outcomes. It can be argued, that the disruption Covid 19 has caused can come with an enormous opportunity to not just restart what we have historically done, but implement new paths. Join us to discuss how data and analytics leaders can thrive by designing and executing on a strategy that accelerates change. 

Key takeaways

  • Learn how chief data officer's and chief analytics officer (CDO and CAO) forge new paths to enable a data-and-analytics-centric culture within their organizations
  • X3 simple ways that can we build resilience and optimize business impact
  • What strategy and execution framework is needed to build and operate scalable value driven Analytics and AI Operations?
  • How has COVID-19 influence the mind-set changes to adopt data-driven analytics and technologies in your organization?
  • Why organizations needs to prepare for other unseen disruptive forces like COVID-19, Suez canal block ( $400 million/per hour loss), and others?

Moderated by:

Reza Rassool, Chief Technology Officer, RealNetworks

 

Panelists:

Satyam Priyadarshy, Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton View details

 
 

Srinivasan Sankar, Enterprise Data Leader, The Hanover Insurance Group View details

 
 

Rajesh Krishnamachari, Global Head of Data Science, Bank of America

 
 

1:20 pm - 1:30 pm

Closing Remarks