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The Innovation Insider series reviews how IT leaders can prepare their businesses for disruptive exponential technologies.

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Most Recent Events:

June 14th – 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM EDT


Session 1 – Business Innovation, Transformation & Digital Disruption

Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing,  Innovation Lab Case Study
and Business IT Leader Facilitated Interactive Discussion

1) Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing: presented by world class expert speaker Jason Ray

    • High-level background – who are the major players, how large is the market and how fast is it moving?
    • Learn about areas of business disruption with this exponential technology
    • What are the practical differences between printing steel and plastic?
    • What is real today for 3D printing in your business versus the future?
    • Learn about the emerging ecosystem developing to support the 3D printing industry
    • How to make an Innovation Business case for additive manufacturing
    • Calculating the cost of additive manufacturing
    • What are the supply chain impacts? Distributed manufacturing grids, reduced product counts and customized products
    • Transitioning from a physical inventory to a digital inventory – what does that mean for current business practices?

2) Innovation Lab Case Study: How a 650 user legacy company is learning how to build a Software Robot to solve real business problems

  • Overview of the business problem
  • When to evaluate AI, Machine Learning & NLP? What are the types?
  • Who can you turn to for expertise?
  • The importance of describing the problem you’re trying to solve
  • How to setup an Innovation Lab? 

3) Business IT Leader Facilitated & Interactive Discussion On:Transformation, Innovation and Avoiding Digital Disruption


The RedZone Team Will Cover How to Assess Processes, Procedure, Resiliency, Tactical Security Systems, Incident Response, and Rapid Recovery Capabilities of Related Business Systems Subjected to a Ransomware Attack:

  • Incident Recovery Support and Preparation
  • Ransomware Prevention, Alerting and Pro-Active Monitoring Analysis
  • Business reporting to ensure smooth flow of operations and expectations

Presenters Will Be:

  • Ransomware Preparation, Prevention, and Proactivity Process – Managed Security Service Provider [MSSP] – RedZone Technologies
  • Prevent Ransomware & Insider Threats – Varonis
  • Threat Detection, Alerting & Monitoring – Alert Logic

January 25th – 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

Topic: The Role of the CIO: Innovation Within the Business

We’ll Discuss Culture, Design Thinking, Innovation, Transformation, Governance, Privacy, Frontiers of Human and Team Potential:

  • Assess your company’s capacity for, and culture of, innovation
  • Explore your own personal capabilities in leading innovation
  • How to manage privacy & governance within a culture of innovation
  • Understanding the impact of finance with innovation
  • How Design Thinking can help build capabilities around innovation
  • How to find the right innovation & exponential technology expertise
  • What innovation technologies should CIOs be tracking now e.g. Virtual Reality, Big Data, IoT, Quantum Computing, AI etc.

2016 Group Discussions Topics Summary


5 CIOs Discuss | IT Outsourcing, Office 365 Migration, Security without Compliance, DLP & SEIM, Organizational Innovation

5 CIOs Discuss | IDaS, SaaS Providers, Legacy System Security, CISO Reporting Tools, Cloud Migration


6 CIOs Discuss | Ransomware Attacks, Vendor Selection, SharePoint Adoption, SSO, Team Building

5 CIOs Discuss | IT Profit Generation, Financial Calculations, Capacity Planning, Organizational Design, Data Analytics & Geospatial Maps


6 CIOs Discuss | Marketing Tools, Sourcing, Help Desk Ticketing Processes, Outsourcing Software, Security Assesments


What Are Exponential Technologies? Learn How CIOs can be Innovative Business IT Leaders

2015 Group DiscussionsTopics Summary

5 CIOs Discuss |New Approaches to Building High Performance Teams

6 CIOs Discuss| AWS Success, BI Tool Success, DR/BCP Ideas, New Technology Adoption and Older Employees

4 CIOs Discuss | Board Reporting, Company Culture, Prevention and Recovery, Cloud Services

5 CIOs Discuss| Managed Security Services, Cloud Services, BI Tools

5 CIOs Discuss| Security, HIPAA, Emerging Threats, Privacy

5 CIOs Discuss| Recruiting, BI, Big Data, Electronic Signatures, Microsoft Azure

Previous Discussion Group Guests Including:

  • Andy Foland, Vice President, DECO Recovery Management
  • Ashish Bhatia, Director, Information Technology, Host Hotels and Resorts
  • Bryan Caporlette, CTO, G&G Outfitters
  • Caterina Luppi, CIO, American Psychiatric Association
  • Christopher Lumley, VP Information Systems, MECU of Baltimore
  • Darren Death, CISO, ASRC Federal
  • David Ronis, IT Affiliate Manager, DSM
  • Donald Wiegner, Chief Information Officer, Mariner Finance
  • George Cacchiani, Vice President, Information Technology, Quorum FCU
  • Jim DePietro, CIO, Bowman Consulting
  • Jim Goehrig, CIO, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Joe Topinka, CIO, SnapAV
  • Josh Rosales PhD, IT Director, Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Les McCollum, Managing Vice President, CISO, ICMA-RC
  • Madeline Delahan, CIO, Armed Forces Benefit Association
  • Manny Cordero, CISO, SGT
  • Matthew Richard, CIO, Laborer’s International Union of North America
  • Mike Raeder, Senior Director, Digital Signal Corp
  • Neal Guernsey, CIO, STG
  • Nick Dryfuse, CIO, Microstrategy
  • Rafael Maldonado, CIO, NADA
  • Richard Gonsman, CIO, Chimes Inc
  • Rick Moore, CIO, National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • Sam McMakin, CIO, Managing Director American Chemistry Council
  • Sandy Scheuerman, CIO, First Potomac Realty Trust
  • Shola Oyewole, CIO, United Therapeutics
  • Simon Cooper, CIO, Service Power
  • Stacy Duncan, Vice President of IT, DavCo Restaurants Inc.
  • Stephen Simons, CIO, Direct Energy Solar
  • Tony Habash, CIO, American Psychological Association
  • Tony Meoni, VP Information Technology, AHIP

Past CIO Executive Series Events Include: