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

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.

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.

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

Whitepapers

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.

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.

Seven Reasons to embrace cloud security Cloud computing is rapidly transforming the enterprise IT landscape. Enterprise applications, infrastructure and platforms are steadily migrating into the cloud and are being offered by several vendors as a service. Traditional IT capital expenditure and system maintenance is giving way to services that can be turned on or off on demand, can scale elastically with evolving business needs, and are priced based on a subscription model. Enterprise security, particularly web and email security, is rapidly being adopted as a cloud based service. This white paper described seven key benefits of cloud based security and outlines salient requirements that enterprises should focus on when considering a cloud security solution.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Exploring the Cloud Exploring the Cloud - In this podcast, Surendra Reddy, Former VP of Cloud Computing at Yahoo!, defines 'cloudonomics,' talks about cloud security, and explains why he believes companies should deconstruct their IT infrastructure and embrace cloud.

 
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