CIO Innovation Insider Council Powered by RedZone

What is the Role of the CIO with Digital + Business Transformation

​Learn how CIOs can become Business Innovation IT Leaders

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Event Details

​Tues. Sept. 18th 2018 

Time: 11AM-2:30PM
​​Raleigh, NC

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:  Tuesday, ​September 18th, 2018

Time: 11AM - 2:30PM

 Location: ​​​Raleigh, NC

​Session 1: Offense Innovation: Facilitated Peer to Peer Roundtable Discussion Surrounding Innovation & Transformation

​11:30am-1:30pm - RoundTable Discussion Facilitated By RedZone Technologies President & CEO Bill Murphy

The goal of the facilitated roundtable discussion is to have high performance CIOs collaborating in a tight-knit group focusing on, but not limited to, these topics below:

  • Can CIOs be the CEOs of the Future?
    • ​What skills are needed?
    • How can the CIO directly impact EBITDA/Net Income?
    • How do you have a better vision for yourself than obtaining a 'seat at the table'?
  • Building High Performance Teams
    • ​Change Management
    • Cognitive Bias
    • How do you create high performance teams in your organization? What tools, if any, do you use to help facilitate this process?
    • How do you develop personalization into your culture?
  • Personal Innovation
    • ​Mastering the art of being comfortable with being uncomfortable
    • ​Exploring the impact of fears
    • Innovation starts with you
    • You may be wrong but never in doubt

​Session 2: ​Defense Innovation: Most Current Thinking, Tactics,​ & Strategies Surrounding Cloud & On-Prem Security

1:30-2:30pm - Speaker: James Crifasi, VP & CTO, RedZone Technologies


  • What is your three-year vision with security? (Yes, Bill told me he wants you to be looking out this far since it will give you some time to think about the patience, discipline and budgetary planning you will need to pull it off.)
  • How can you do more with LESS resources? Moving from an average of 60+ security/management vendors/apps to 10.
  • How can I deploy a security environment that complements my offense by keeping pace with offense? The cloud offers the business the ability to move faster than before but this strains security. How can you look at your security strategy so that it becomes more agile?
  • There are over 200 daily changes to over 700 compliance bodies, frameworks and standards. Not all affect you, but the obvious challenge is how do you run a real security operations and keep up with governance and compliance?
  • When should you rely on ‘best of breed’ vs ‘a balanced security portfolio’? What are some examples?
  • How do you create a security platform strategy versus just investing in tools?


  • ​What has to be upgraded on your Microsoft Stack to really take advantage of the full Security power that Microsoft offers?
  • ​Best of breed systems that work in all cloud and on-prem situations
  • ​Consolidated authentication
  • ​Can you really be Hybrid Straddle of On-prem/Off-prem with Microsoft and still take advantage of their security tools offered through their licensing?
  • ​What is new with Microsoft Administration Center? What does this mean for your team now versus if you wait?
  • ​What is new with Microsoft Systems Insights?

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About Your Host

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 ​Innovation Insider 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's articles have been featured regularly in CIO Review, CIO Today and Enterprise Security Today.

​Special Guest Speakers

James Crifasi, CTO, RedZone, Technologies

​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.

Previous Offense + Innovation Topics Discussed

  • Assess your company's capacity for culture of innovation
  • Explore your own personal capabilities in leading innovation
  • Design Thinking
  • 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.

Previous Defense + Innovation Topics Discussed

  • What are the mistakes that lead to malware, phishing, and ransomware?
  • The most common mistakes we see, and how you can avoid them
  • Our top vendors for data governance, white listing & APT protection
  • The top Cloud IaaM & authentication problems with Azure & AWS
  • Key questions to help assess if your Azure/AWS integration is secure
  • How to rent virtual IT Security expertise to complement your team
  • The best visual tool to use to obtain executive funding for IT Security

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David Tamayo, DCS Corporation

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