CIO Offense + Defense Innovation

Join the Best Local CIOs and Business IT Leaders

at this private invitation-only event

Three Sessions Focused on Delivering 

Value to You!

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Event Details

Wed, Jan. 24th, 2018 

Time: 11AM-2:30PM
Tysons, VA  

Bill Murphy
President & CEO, RedZone Technologies

"I have observed after hosting these CIO gatherings for 20 years that you need to be associated with and surrounded by the best in order to reach your highest personal and professional potential. The corporate 'immune system' is very strong. It doesn't like change and will actively discourage new ideas and people who take action. However, CIOs who surround themselves with peers who think in a powerful, transformational, and different way will be able to thrive with disruption and business ambiguity and will win professionally and personally." - Bill

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  Date:  Wednesday, January 24th

Time: 11AM - 2:30PM

 Location: Tysons, VA

Session 1 - Offense Innovation: CIO Peer to Peer Roundtable Discussion on Innovation & Transformation

11:30am-1:00pm Interactive Discussions Facilitated By Bill Murphy

Are you in the top 20% of your profession?

  • How do high performers think? The best CIOs ask the best questions.
  • Hear wisdom of CIOs from the older generation and rising stars.
  • Is the role of the CIO actually morphing into the role of the CTO?
  • Challenge your personal mental models and constructs.
  • Are other local CIOs being successful with Innovation? What are their success stories?
  • Are you keeping pace, in front, or falling behind – understand what projects and initiatives your fellow CIOs are working on that will inspire you creative thinking.
  • Who within your community of CIO peers shares your interest in business innovation that you can have ongoing weekly 15 minute calls with to stay invigorated and enthused regarding your vision?
  • CIO relevance – How can you keep growing as a high performance leader? What do you need to learn?
  • Seat at the table – You want to be involved with business innovation but when you are invited to the table how do you sound? What do you say?

CIO Language and Innovation - Watch Your Words

Mental Models are important and you need to understand the impact of language that you are using so that you can participate, lead, persuade and educate the business in regards to innovation and transformation.

  • When should you name something an infrastructure refresh vs innovation/transformation?
    • One CIO commented in our last Innovation lunch that he is moving elements of his budget from ‘digital modernization’ to O&M ‘Ops and Maintenance’ which frees up $100s of thousands of budget for him
  • Speed is the new Currency: Why it's important to move fast
  • Automation does not equate to Transformation
  • The Role of the CIO is changing – the new Innovation and Transformation CIO looks more like a CTO.
  • Inspired thinking – you are the average of the 5 people you talk to most frequently regarding these topics. Who were your most recent conversations with?
  • What is a platform? Do you have the ability to build a community or a ‘Two sided network’?

Innovation vs. Transformation

  • What is simply an infrastructure Refresh vs Innovation
  • Defining Transformation, Modernization, and Innovation and understanding how they are different
  • Data Aggregation vs. Data Analysis
  • What is the difference between Innovation & Transformation in IT?
  • What do we do about the disruptive forces of the world? Do we compete or partner with them?
  • Why do we need to innovate and transform? Where is there an opportunity to innovate and transform?
  • What is Innovation at the Edge?

Organizational Culture

  • How do you innovate the teams in your organization to "go fast"?
  • How can CIOs motivate their internal team members to think differently about IT? 
  • How can you make your employees see IT as a business partner that is helping solve their issues?
  • What are some creative ways to train employees on advanced security threats?
  • What are your team’s biggest innovation challenges? What is the impact of culture?

Session 2 - Game Changing Transformation

1:00pm - 1:30pm Speaker: Eli Hertz, CIO, USO

  • Data driven insights & decision making
  • Human centered design process
  • Mobile app 35K registered in 9 months
  • Platform strategy – not just an app
  • The Role of the CIO is changing. It is not about IT

Session 3 - Defense Innovation

2:00pm - 2:30pm Speaker: James Crifasi, CTO, RedZone Technologies

Part 1 - Understanding the Virtual Information Security Officer (VISO) Role

  • What is a Virtual ISO?
  • How does a VISO satisfy operational security needs?
  • How does a VISO satisfy security compliance needs?
  • How can you use a VISO to drive a security vision towards a [single pane of glass]
  • What problems can a Virtual ISO help a CIO solve?
  • How can you to deploy a Virtual ISO into your business?
  • What can’t a Virtual ISO do? What to avoid asking a VISO to do?
  • How can a Virtual ISO help with Strategy, Design, Tactics and Technical Response?
  • Two Minute Drill – A Ransomware checklist will be provided that you can take back to your team to validate your environment.

Part 2 - GDPR: How Will these New Regulations Impact You? 

  • Identifying the key distinctions of the new GDPR Regulations.
  • What types and pieces of information are considered GDPR?
  • Why “Transparency” of personal data is important.
  • The GDPR Checklist: A RedZone VISO program checklist will be provided that you can use within your business immediately.

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

About Your Hosts

Bill Murphy
President & CEO

RedZone Technologies

Bill is an entrepreneur, prolific thinker and communicator. He founded RedZone Technologies in 2001 with the vision of deploying an elite team, rigorous assessments and dependable solutions that thrive in the 'red zone'.

He hosts the popular RedZone podcast, where he interviews leaders who inspire him in the areas of Exponential Technologies, Business Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Thought Leadership, Enterprise IT Security, Neuroscience, Philosophy and more.

Bill hosts the long-running CIO and ExO Mastermind Group which helps IT executives to share expertise with peers, to build professional relationships, to learn about new (business innovation) developments and to expand leadership skills.

Bill is the D.C. area ambassador for Singularity University. His articles have been regularly been featured in CIO Review, CIO Today and Enterprise Security Today.

Special Guest Speaker

James Crifasi

RedZone Technologies

James Crifasi has over nineteen years of IT security, architecture, and integration experience and a strong record of accomplishment. He holds several degrees from the University of Maryland: a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Algorithmic Theory, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a Masters in Science in Interdisciplinary Management. Serving as Chief Technology Officer and VP for RedZone, James is responsible for all aspects of technology, project development, legal, and engineering for the company. He has over a decade of success in ensuring customers successfully and repeatedly pass any and all security examinations. James is also a member of Infragard.

Eli Hertz - CIO, USO

Eli Hertz

  1. USO

Eli Hertz is the Vice President of Information Technology for a nonprofit in the Washington DC area, United Service Organizations (USO). After serving for 20 years as an officer and pilot in the United States Navy where he was a test pilot and flew carrier deployed aircraft, he transitioned to the public sector in 2001 and focused his career in the Information Technology space. Prior to joining USO he worked for several consulting firms in the Washington DC area including SAIC, BAE Systems and Booz Allen Hamilton delivering a variety of IT products and services to U.S. Government and Department of Defense customers. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University, a M.S in Aeronautical Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School, a M.S. in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University and is a graduate of U.S.N. Test Pilot School. He lives in Fairfax VA with his wife Deborah and two children Rachel and Benjamin.

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David Tamayo, DCS Corporation

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Ramesh Bulusu, United Educators

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  • Explore your own personal capabilities in leading innovation
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  • 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.

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