Innovate, Inspire, Protect, Perform

March 15, 2022 | Canada


Drive Innovation and Lead Change
  • Shifting from short-term individual innovations to long-term and connected synergistic innovations
  • Develop a focus on human-centered tech initiatives
  • Focus on improving customer experiences, engagement, and loyalty to drive future growth
Board of Directors: The Importance of IT and IS Security
  • How to effectively communicate IT needs and compliance without evoking confusion
  • Creating simple explanations for complex ideas that relate well with the business functions of the organization
  • Understanding and communicating your organization’s security risks and how to be fully prepared
Realigning IT Strategy with the Business Goals
  • Develop a broad spectrum portfolio of IT initiatives from operational and tactical to innovative and entrepreneurial
  • Focus on becoming a future-facing IT Department that embraces the ever-changing IT landscape
  • Develop the IT value proposition through IT investment as well as IT decommissioning
CIO Future Leadership: Strategize and Adapt for 2024 and Beyond
  • Demonstrate and prove the business value of IT to the organization leaders
  • Is the great resignation an opportunity to hire fresh new talent?  Could your organization be the alternative?
  • What can we learn from the pandemic to think and operate differently?
Remote First/Hybrid Working and the Impacts on Corporate IT
  • Remotely onboarding new staff and remotely off-boarding leavers
  • Warehousing laptops and IT supplies
  • Security for BYOD access to Corporate data
IT Cost Optimization
  • Identify and prioritize cost reduction opportunities
  • Collaboratively working with business leaders to convey the full implications of IT cost cuts
  • Rationalizing your application portfolio
Tech-Enabled Business Transformation
  • Adopt a value-driven approach to digital transformation
  • Use internal resources to identify areas to transform and processes to automate or reengineer
  • Strategize ways to stand out against competitors and new business models to create
Demonstrate the Business Value of Cybersecurity
  • Communicate how AI and machine learning can help IT Leaders achieve their goals
  • Develop metrics that move the needle
  • Stress the importance of data governance and how it can deliver trusted data
Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity
  • What is your cyber risk baseline? How can you strengthen your current security parameters using known frameworks (CIS, CSC, NIST, etc.)?
  • How to seek leadership support to create a cyber risk culture within the entire organization as well as external partners
  • Is your data backed up and if compromised, how will it impact the company day-to-day?
  • Create a successful cyber incident response roadmap in collaboration with your organization
Alignment of Cybersecurity with IT

Link cybersecurity measures and protective functions to technology initiatives as essential requirements within every program

  • Consider the risk of individual components as aggregated factors in risks to the enterprise
  • Support effective decisions by use of monitoring systems and derived metrics
  • Treat cyber and system risks as equal technology risks to operational business risks, with assigned owners
Navigate the New Work Culture
  • Develop a strategic plan to hire and retain top talent
  • Develop a hybrid strategy of in house talent development and outsourcing based on "value add" service and realistic competency
  • How to empower staff to bring their whole selves to work?
Improving Day-to-Day IT Operations
  • Reduce complexity while maximizing sustainability, security, and scalability
  • Planning for and sustaining AI Technology and advancements and how it will affect IT operation functions
  • Managing the talent pipeline and advancing collaboration across departments
Accelerate Your Company’s Digital Transformation
  • How to create a digital transformation mindset in the enterprise
  • Evaluate and recommend technologies to help your organization thrive. Understand the difference between trends and fads
  • How to accelerate digital transformation in an operational-mindset IT organization
Improving Customer Experience and Satisfaction
  • Understanding the importance of IT in helping shape your customer experience strategy
  • Collaboration between the IT and Marketing Leaders are imperative to deliver a strong CX
  • Adopt best practices for managing customer-facing applications/initiatives
Supply Chain Management: The Role of IT
  • Refining and executing your supply chain strategy while maintaining alignment with your business goals
  • Creating business continuity plans with suppliers under security attacks or ransomware
  • Understanding the risks and preparing for potential disruptions
Responsible AI
  • Setting up necessary guidelines and transparency
  • Balancing the potential of AI Technology while considering ethical responsibilities with AI and automatic algorithms
  • Budget planning and the ROI of AI investments
Demonstrate the Business Value of Data
  • How AI and machine learning can help IT leaders achieve their goals
  • Moving your Data Strategy to a top priority
  • The importance of data governance and how it can deliver trusted data
Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
  • Offer cyber awareness training and education for all staff, remote or on-site
  • Create an action plan to be ready to execute when you are already at a disadvantage
  • Explore threat intelligence platforms that work for your organization and budget
What is Your 3rd Party Risk Management Strategy
  • Create an effective governance policy
  • How to manage the expansion of the risk-based universe
  • Managing the risk of external data sources and technologies

NCS Madison Corp.

101 W Grand Ave, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 239-8584