Digitize, Transform, Prepare, Protect

February 26, 2019 | Seattle, WA


Grand Hyatt Seattle

A Knowledge Exchange Program for Corporate IT & Security Leaders


Discussion based gathering of CIOs, CISOs, CTOs and SVPs/VPs from the largest companies in the U.S.


Select 4-5 discussion groups out of over 25 topic-specific options to fit your priorities and planned initiatives

Each group is led by a Fortune 1000 CIO or CISO and attended by no more than 16 executives

Select specific engagements with solution providers based on your current needs and planned initiatives



The CIO & CISO Strategy Meeting is a discussion based gathering of IT and Security leaders from the largest 2000 US companies. This event is invite only and attended strickly by CIOs, CISOs, CTOs and SVPs / VPs of IT and IT Security.


As opposed to a traditional conference setting with a speaker/ audience format, the “discussion group” environment demands group participation which leads to a sharing of ideas and experiences at multiple levels and stages of implementation.



Each CIO and CISO are engaged with 2-3 sponsors they want to meet with. Their selection is based solely on current and planned initiatives and interest in the product/service offerings of the attending sponsors.


CIO Leadership and Influence

Becoming a change leader with broader responsibilities and capabilities
• How will the CIO role extend beyond the traditional delivery roles?
• How does the CIO use the organization’s overall strategic goals to help sponsor / drive change to improve services/products for customers?
• How is the organization of IT helping or impeding business’s digital transformation?

Developing an IT Innovation Culture Aligned with the Business Culture

Creating and maintaining an innovative, business-focused culture in your organization
• Driving innovation throughout the organization
• Identifying the steps to align your staff and business to work together
• Successfully applying change management to transformational challenges

IT Transformation: When IT Shifts from Supporting the Business to Becoming the Business

How will you re-invent your IT organization, your IT architecture and yourself to succeed amidst massive industry change?
• Moving beyond operational excellence
• Learning to shape the organization’s broader strategy
• Transforming IT to a new level: business model invention

Adaptive IT: Staying Responsive to your Organization’s Business Needs

How can you adapt to the evolving technological environment for your business to be successful?
• Take advantage of new digital capabilities
• Invest in innovation to drive new revenue
• Develop cost savings and new business process efficiencies

The Modern CISO & CIO Roles

Why the modern CISO & CIO need to work together more than ever before.
• How the increased focus on cybersecurity has affected the pivotal relationship between the CIO & CISO
• How the threatening events have moved security to the top of the CIO’s agenda
• Build a unified front to support your organization’s information security challenges from top to bottom

Cybersecurity Leadership

The impact of cybersecurity breach can have on your organization
• How will you defend the pace and scale of advancement in technology?
• Why is understanding changes in adversaries’ tactics critical to your cybersecurity leadership?
• How to adapt your security practices and educate users?

Securing your Cloud Environment

Enabling your business agility by managing risk
• Evaluating transition risk
• Securing your hybrid and public cloud-based platforms
• Protecting your data privacy

Build an Enterprise-Wide IT Security Strategy

How to strengthen the security posture of your organization?
• Establish risk tolerance and appetite
• Determine where you are at and where you want to be
• Leverage security frameworks and best practice to enable your strategy


Gerhard Steinke, Ph.D., CISSP

Professor of Management and Information Systems
Seattle Pacific University

Jason Kelly

Director of Engineering
BCG Digital Ventures

Michael Nikitin

Chief Technology Officer & Interim Chief Information Security Officer
AIDA by Health Care Solutions, Inc.


For more information, please contact Jason Walter at or call (312) 667-4519

NCS Madison Corp.

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Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 239-8584