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CIO DEFENSE Innovation Forum Event Archive – May 2019

Akridge | Washington DCCIO Innovation Forum May 2019 Akridge

This was our 1st Innovation Lunch dedicated solely to IT Defense Innovation. Typically event registration is limited to CIOs and title-equivalent IT leaders; however, CIO Innovation Forum event host, Bill Murphy, recognizes how important and relevant Defense topics are for our CIOs and their Lieutenants. For this lunch, the team opened up registration to the Lieutenants as well, resulting in record-breaking registration numbers.

Agenda:  Cloud and Email Kill Chain Techniques for Modern Multi-Cloud Architectures

  1. How to Build a Security Platform – vs Best of Breed Approach
  2. Advanced Threat Protection – Review the importance of multi-engine sandboxing techniques to block unknown and zero-day threats until verdict.
  3. Single Pane of Glass Threat Detection SOCaaS – Security Operations Center as a Service – and SEIMaaS – SEIM as a Service, reporting and analytics – all from a single pane of glass
  4. Security in Office 365: What are the steps like 3rd party email bridge gateways and other items needed to secure Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Teams?
  5. Identity Based Access Control: Understand Microsoft’s MFA/2FA and Conditional Access.
  6. Next Gen CASB with Cloud App Security – Provide next-gen security for SaaS applications such as Office 365, G Suite, Box, Dropbox, etc. by protecting email, data and user identities from advanced threats.
  7. Secure Mobile and Remote Access – in a Hybrid and Multi-Cloud environment unified secure access gateway that enables organizations to provide access to any application, at any time, from anywhere and on any device.
  8. Next Gen Endpoint protection: AV is dead. Review advanced behavior based endpoint protection and system rollback options.
  9. Perimeter Gateway Protection: Virtual FW, Network FW, Wireless, Web Application Firewall – Review comprehensive security in AWS, Azure, Hosted, and On-Prem world.
  10. RedZone Virtual Information Security Operations (VISO) Programs– Co-managed IT Security solutions for CIOs and Lieutenants who require and need added security capabilities delivered ‘on-demand’ as a ‘virtual’ program.

CIO Innovation Forum Event Archive – April 2019

NADA | Washington, DC CIO Innovation Forum April 2019 National Automobile Dealers Association

At this invitation-only event for CIOs, RedZone President & CEO Bill Murphy hosts senior IT executives to provide an interactive session focused on delivering value to you.

Agenda:  The Role of the CIO with Digital + Business Transformation

Topics Included:

  • Current Exponential Technology Convergence Overview
  • Strategy Innovation vs Product Innovation vs Process Innovation
  • Abundance and Necessity for 10X Leadership at the CIO Level
  • Engineering Serendipity: Artists, Soldiers and Champions
  • The Necessity for Challenging Assumptions and the Current Narrative
  • Innovation and the Role of CIO: Mentors + Personal Vision

We asked each CIO who attended our previous event to share their top three favorite tools that promote efficiency within their organizations. The consolidated list of tools is attached for your reference. Hope you find some of these items valuable.

CIO Innovation Forum Event Archive – January 2019

Akridge Invested | Washington, DC

Highwoods Properties | Raleigh, NC

CIO Innovation Forum January 2019CIO Innovation Forum January 2019

Round-Table Discussion Topics

  • The End of Bureaucracy – Reinventing management in a digital age. A discussion around this Harvard Business Review article (provided for you to read before the event).
  • Explored the topic of Essentialism, Pareto’s Principle, 80/20, Strategic Simplification, and Multiplication by Subtraction as you manage your business and teams
  • What are your Top Projects, Initiative, Endeavors that will transform your business in 2019….and your role in it?


  • Next Gen Security & Defense Transformation: How Can You Take Advantage of embedded AI and Machine Learning throughout your Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Multi-cloud Environment? by Chris Davis, Account Manager, RedZone Technologies.
  • Revolutionizing Your Data Analytics: How to Make Sense of Your Most Valuable Business Asset – Your Data, by Reggie Wilkerson. (Washington, DC event only)
  • Scalable Applications with Microservices, by Jared Patrick, Cornerstone Technical Solutions, LLC. (Raleigh, NC event only)

CIO Innovation Forum Event Archive – November 2018

Virtual “Jam” Session | Zoom Conference Call

Question Posed Pre-Conference Call

  • What game changing idea are you doing in 2019?

Themes Explored

  • CIOs partnering with departments outside IT to align more effectively with the organization’s business strategies and goals, i.e.
  • Using API integration and data feeds to build dashboards and SaaS Models that solve problems for customers
  • Using Dashboards in Tableau + Power BI to enable business user decision making.

Resources Discussed