CIO Chicago Summit

A forum for innovative IT thought leaders in Chicago

Despite the economic downturn freezing or cutting budgets and yielding a slow recovery, businesses are regaining strength and global IT spending is expected to increase in the coming years. But even with an economic upturn on the horizon and more importance placed on IT, we arent out of the woods yet. The role of the CIO is more important than ever as financial turmoil continues to alter the world's economy, making it difficult to put your organization in a position to achieve success. The business goals have changed and CIOs are now tasked with trying to find emerging opportunities to drive value throughout the enterprise.

We're in a historic transition - one marked by challenges, but filled with possibility. Preparing for the upturn and making the right decisions in times of change can better position your enterprise to succeed. Accordingly, the theme of this year's summit is CIOs in Transition - The Shift from Cost-Saver to Value Provider.

The CIO Chicago Summit is a unique opportunity for the citys greatest IT thinkers to collaborate on current industry challenges and trends. Attending CIOs and IT executives engage in peer-on-peer networking, while discussing the issues currently affecting CIOs from a variety of industries.

As an IT leader in Chicago, now is the time to produce real business value for your organization. We at CDM Media know that in order for you to take time out of the office, it must be time well spent. The CIO Chicago Summit agenda offers a balanced schedule of focused educational sessions, one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities that will maximize your time and efforts, providing you with ideas and strategies truly capable of changing business practices.

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Case Studies

Rimini Street Southco Southco Innovates, Takes SAP Global with Help from Rimini Street

Retail Asset Management By leveraging the power of the ServiceNow SaaS framework, Fruition Partners built a robust full cycle Asset Management solution that enables the customer to order and track assets from cradle to grave.

QlikView Deployment for Big Data Analytics at King.com This QlikView technical case study focuses on the QlikView deployment addressing big data with Hadoop at King.com—one of the largest online gaming companies in Europe. King.com is a worldwide leader in casual social games with over 40 million monthly players and more than 3 billion games played per month globally. King.com offers over 150 exclusive games in 14 languages through its premier destination, King.com (www. king.com), mobile devices, Google+, and Facebook, where it is a top 10 Facebook developer. The company is the exclusive provider of online games for leading global portals, websites and media companies.

Environmental Health & Safety: Key Energy Fruition worked closely with Key Energy to roll out an intuitive, easy-to-use suite of applications that allows Key Energy to bring their Environmental Health and Safety operations into a managed state. In implementing the EHS solution they are gaining proactive control over their environment and moving away from a reactive model. Fruition replaced multiple homegrown and enterprise solutions both within the states and abroad.

How to Find and Remove the Attacker that Has Already Passed Through Your Traditional Defenses Even though the nature of computer attacks has changed significantly in the past few years, many enterprises are still relying on defense mechanisms they put in place 5 or more years ago: anti-virus, firewalls, IDS/IPS, and so on. Certainly these defenses will catch a lot of attacks but they aren’t likely to stop the advanced persistent threats. A new approach is needed—one that doesn’t rely on looking for signatures or matching simplistic rules, but uses the power of Big Data and the cloud to identify threats with pinpointed accuracy.

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Relieving WAN Pain Points for Enterprises Seamless extension of an enterprise LAN to a full fledge global WAN - simply with ethernet. Data connectivity has long been a necessity for enterprises big and small, as has the need to use that connectivity to extend enterprise Local Area Network (LAN) across networks. But the process of building an enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) is anything but easy.

Hosted Solutions Overview At Windstream Hosted Solutions, we know that transformation demands consistently agile solutions.

The NoSQL Generation: Embracing the Document Model The term “NoSQL” is a broad descriptor covering a wide range of new databases, generally broken down into four main categories: document, key-value, column-family, and graph databases. Among these categories, document databases are the best general purpose databases. Document databases have a more logical, human approach to modeling data, are generally the most flexible and easy to use, and are the most popular. Among document databases, MarkLogic differentiates itself as an “Enterprise NoSQL” database because in addition to qualifying as a NoSQL database, it has all of the critical features that enterprises need to run mission-critical applications. This means ACID transactions, high availability, disaster recovery, government grade security, elasticity and scalability, and performance monitoring tools.

Building Your Global Network for the Future SingTel ConnectPlus Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) enables organisations to stay connected to multiple office locations and facilitate enterprise convergence in a cost-effective manner. A scalable and secure network solution, ConnectPlus IP VPN is the ideal foundation for deploying IP-based applications for optimised productivity, decision-making and innovation.

Beyond Relational: Reimagine Your Data with Enterprise NoSQL With the growing volumes of unstructured and multi-structured data flooding into our data centers, the relational databases that enterprises have relied on for the last 40-years are now too limiting and inflexible. New-generation NoSQL (“Not Only SQL”) databases have gained popularity because they are ideally suited to deal with the volume, velocity, and variety of data that businesses and governments handle today. A paradigm shift in database technology is occurring in which organizations are rethinking what they can do with their most important asset: data. MarkLogic is at the forefront of this shift, having the only NoSQL database that is truly enterprise ready.

Executive Content

Online and Mobile Banking, Your Risks Covered with Kaspersky Fraud Prevention For over 16 years Kaspersky Lab has researched and developed technologies for efficient protection against all types of cyber threats - including those targeting the financial sector. Using this experience Kaspersky Lab developed Kaspersky Fraud Prevention – a comprehensive, highly tailored and easy-to-use technology platform addressing fraud risks for online and mobile financial transactions.

Mimecast Unified Email Management Mimecast Unified Email Management is a centrally managed cloud solution that replaces the disparate mix of software, hardware and services typically deployed to support Exchange. Mimecast delivers email security, continuity and, optionally long term archiving, as a single solution; simplifying your network, reducing administration and easing pressure on overcrowded server rooms.

Rimini Research Report Rimini Street recently conducted a set of 13 in-depth client interviews to examine the Total Maintenance Savings enterprises are realizing by switching from SAP or Oracle support to Rimini Street and the impact and value to their organizations as a whole.

The QlikView Business Discovery platform With QlikView, organizations can rapidly deploy fast, flexible Business Discovery apps that provide information workers with dynamic views of the information they need to make decisions. Unlike most business intelligence software, with QlikView information workers can ask and answer the next question, and the question after that, without going back to an expert for a new report or data visualization. The answers are already there, available through simple clicks and taps.

Cloud Point of View Migration to the “Cloud” is unstoppable. The only questions are “how fast” and are companies ready to embrace the change. There is an imperative for organizations to embrace Cloud computing. Cloud computing represents a significant shift not unlike the change from mainframe to desktop computing. Companies that effectively utilize Cloud computing will be better positioned to meet customer demands, with the flexibility to easily and efficiently meet the demands of their future business as well. The Cloud; in conjunction with other converging forces, will dramatically change how IT operates.

 
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