11-15-13 | Blog Post

Next Week: Detroit’s CIO Executive Summit Features the Future of Information Security

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Cloud computingNext Wednesday, Online Tech heads to Detroit, Michigan to join the region’s Fortune 1000 CIOs while exhibiting secure hosting solutions, including the encrypted cloud, at Evanta’s 11th Annual Detroit Executive Summit at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. The summit is hosted by the Technology and Business Innovation Forum (TBIF) of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, as well as Detroit’s Society for Information Management (SIM).

Built “by CIOs, for CIOs,” the event features a number of sessions and keynotes on the topics of cybersecurity, information security, cloud computing and other innovations in information technology. A few of the more notable talks include:

How is Cloud Changing the Way IT Works?
Charlotte Decker, VP & CTO, The Auto Club Group – AAA
Cliff Burgess, Director Information Technology, Gentex Corp.
Dave Katt, VMware Accelerate Americas Executive, VMware, Inc.
As organizations move away from legacy systems, CIOs must understand the capabilities of cloud and the way its integration affects the structure of IT. CIOs are well versed in the technical aspects of cloud-based solutions, but cloud’s implementation may challenge the way they understand the structure of their IT organization, such as employees that require retraining, skills that must be repurposed, and attempts to remove silos by addressing the tradition of certification. In this collaborative boardroom session, moderator Dave Katt of VMware, and discussion leaders Cliff Burgess and Charlotte Decker, will lead an open discussion on the way cloud is affecting their organizations and where they see it taking their business in the future.

Security 20/20 – What Does the Future of Information Security Hold for You?
Tim Heffron, VP HR & CIO, Meritor Inc.
Diane Jones, CIO & CSO, Detroit Public Schools
Ed Reynolds, HP Fellow, HP Enterprise Security Services
In the past 10 years, societal, economic and technological changes have not just affected the enterprise, they’ve redefined it. What will a successful enterprise look like in another 5, 10 or 15 years? To imagine the future of the enterprise, we must understand the forces that are transforming our world and the technological innovations that are shaping the future. IT leaders have identified some concerning issues in the near future. With the rise of cloud computing and the intermingling of personal and business technologies, issues around data privacy, information breaches and a lack of skilled resources to effectively manage security will be compounded. Join this interactive, peer-driven session, led by Tim Heffron, Diane Jones and moderator Ed Reynolds, to discuss developments on the security horizon and gain insights into the future of enterprise security.

The IT Reinvention Journey at Ford – ONE Ford/ONE IT, Driving Change Together
Nick Smither, VP & CIO, Ford Motor Company
Harry S. Truman once said “men make history, not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” Since 2006, Ford Motor Company has been on a journey to transform the business under the ONE Ford Plan. This in-progress transformation is repositioning IT from service provider to an integrated business partner. As the 11th annual Detroit CIO Executive Summit comes to a close, Ford CIO, Nick Smither will share insights from leading one of Detroit’s most iconic organizations and discuss the progression of Ford’s IT strategy from the early phases of restructuring to the current focus on business innovation and growth.

Find out more about the CIO event here.

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