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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

UC For the Cloud Era: Hosted, Virtual and Managed In the past, the private branch exchange (PBX) likely saved your organization a considerable amount of money, while enhancing vital communication among employees, partners and customers. However, the traditional PBX is no longer the only solution for enabling unified communications (UC). Rapid technology changes, along with ever-increasing business demands, are causing a growing number of businesses to consider alternatives

Executive Content

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.

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.

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.

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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