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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How a Federated Identity Service Turns Identity into a Business Enabler, Not an IT Bottleneck Business is all about adaption and change, so being able to easily reorganize people, processes, and resources is essential to productivity and growth. More agile identity management is the key ingredient for the success of your initiatives, from the tactical to the strategic level. Whether you’re adding a business unit, taking advantage of a cloud application, or orchestrating a billion-dollar merger, an agile identity management system is purpose-built to dispatch the right people to the right applications with the adequate privileges, while guaranteeing secure access.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Network and Cloud: Better Together A recent Forrester study showed network readiness is a top concern for customers migrating to the cloud. Peter Tonti, Windstream Vice President of Enterprise Product Marketing, says choosing a single provider for your network and cloud services helps ensure your network has adequate bandwidth and the quality of service required for a successful implementation. Learn how the right network solution supports a successful cloud migration.

Kaspersky Fraud Prevention Services  - Actionable Intelligence that Matters The emergence of online financial services has created a whole new set of risks and the elimination of those risks requires specific expertise. Banks and other financial institutions are experts in their field of financial transactions, but that is not enough when faced with cyber-threats. However, this knowledge gap can easily be filled with the help of security experts. Only Kaspersky Fraud Prevention’s combination of intelligence and technology allows you to focus on your business, and not be distracted by security.

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.

Highlights of Veeam Backup & Replication v7 Highlights of Veeam Backup & Replication v7 Taking Modern Data Protection to the next level - Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v7 takes Modern Data Protection™ to the next level with features and enhancements that disrupt today's market for data protection.

 
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