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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Whitepapers

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

The Evolution of Audio Conferencing In this report, we’ll explore how audio conferencing has changed and evolved over the years in the face of unyielding user expectation. And we’ll explore how PGi, a 20+ year veteran of audio innovation and service, continues to provide unmatched expertise and quality of service in the face of exponentially increased technological complexity.

Harmonizing the Business with Enterprise Service Management This white paper presents Enterprise Service Management (ESM) as a meaningful, actionable, necessary approach to enabling not just IT transformation but also enterprise-wide transformation. Discover how the ServiceNow platform can automate service delivery and unify departmental processes across the entire enterprise.

Secure Cloud Applications Without Disrupting Your Enterprise Identity Infrastructure More companies are moving to the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, taking advantage of specialized new services without the cost and hassle of developing or managing them in-house. But securing these applications is another story. While the cloud is expanding enterprise capabilities, it’s also putting a strain on your existing identity infrastructure. When your business adds cloud-based applications into the mix, what was already a tough job—separating identity and access management from the applications themselves—becomes even harder.

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

Maximizing the power of knowledge in growing organizations It is at times easy for organizations to fall into focusing solely on the operational delivery efforts of today and ignoring the long term growth needs of the future. When organizations do focus on growth needs topping the list are priorities such as business development, relationship management, research and development, training, systems and process implementation. Lower down is the need to document what is being delivered to share knowledge and avoid reinventing the wheel. So what about harnessing the implicit knowledge your workforce is accumulating, utilizing the increasing power of the collective mind and enhancing the ROI for your organization from all of these individual investments in your people? Forget overly complex search engines and querying tools to find the information you’re after – your people have this knowledge right at their fingertips.

Veeam Management Pack for VMware Veeam® Management Pack™ (MP) for VMware extends Microsoft System Center with deep VMware vSphere monitoring, reporting and capacity planning, allowing app-tometal management from one console. In addition, for customers who also have Veeam Backup & Replication™, Veeam MP discovers the Veeam backup environment to provide monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for the backup infrastructure, directly in the Operations Manager console.

Fill the Gaps in Your Network Security Seculert fills the gaps in existing advanced threat defenses by focusing on the outbound communications to the C&C server during the late stages of the kill chain, and pushing accurate and actionable data back into legacy security systems. The cloud-based Seculert platform leverages a unique perspective on the attacker kill chain to identify breaches, give SOC teams precise data on the point of infection, and improve the performance of existing breach defense systems.

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.

15 Minutes with Parsh Mishra 15 Minutes with Parsh Mishra: As VP Technology Infrastructure - WHG Compliance, Parsh Mishra works on the Risk Management side. The foremost function of his team is to bring down IT inherent risk to tolerable or non-affecting levels.

 
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