CDM Media | CIO Minneapolis Summit - March 22, 2022

CIO Minneapolis Summit

CDM Media | CIO Minneapolis Summit

March 22, 2022

The Marquette Hotel


Featured Past and Present Attendees

Former EVP, CTO Head of Technology
Wells Fargo
Berkley Risk Administrators
UnitedHealth Group-Optum
Global CIO
Self Esteem Brands, LLC


Past and Present CDM Media Summit Speakers

Moritz Roedel

Building the Connected Business View details

Moritz Roedel
Senior Manager Sales Engineering
Dell Boomi
Simon Pamplin

Moving from a Traditional Router-centric WAN to a Business-driven SD-WAN View details

Simon Pamplin
EMEA Technical Sales Director
Silver Peak Systems
Mark Phinick

BigFix sets the standard for endpoint management and security compliance. View details

Mark Phinick
VP, BigFix Product Specialists
HCL BigFix
Maurice Luizink

How to Implement Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust Fast (CARTA) View details

Maurice Luizink
Director Technical Services EMEA
Transmit Security
Lateek Willie

Digital Disruption: Proactive Path vs Reactive Response View details

Lateek Willie
Executive Director, IT Security Engineering & Operations
XPO Logistics
Ethan Pack

Enterprise Architecture & Culture: Two Key Ingredients for Digital Transformation Success View details

Ethan Pack
VP, Enterprise Architecture
Texas Dow Employees Credit Union
Navid Atoofi

The Wait Is Over: GDPR is Finally Here View details

Navid Atoofi
Global Digital Technology Director
Schneider Electric
Rob McNutt

Active Defense for the Enterprise of Things View details

Rob McNutt
Chief Technology Officer
ForeScout Technologies, Inc
Duncan Adamson

Go Fast, Go Safe. How to achieve the Holy Grail of Software Delivery, with Secure, Compliant Processes that don't slow down your Business. View details

Duncan Adamson
Senior Director, North EMEA
Roger Gotthardson

Zero Trust Networking in a Cloud First World View details

Roger Gotthardson
Sr. Sales Engineering Manager
Pascal Huijbers

Impact of AI on the Future of Business and Society View details

Pascal Huijbers
Chief Technology Officer - Western Europe
Brian Cady

Post Quantum Cryptography View details

Brian Cady
Head of Information Security
Providence St. Joseph Health

To see the full list of delegates, please sponsor or attend



Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Address

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Keynote: The Role of the CIO

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Tarek Tomes will share his journey as a CIO over the past 2 years – as the leader of an organization that was not only directly involved in pandemic response, but also was responsible for meeting Minnesotans’ increasing expectations for digital state services. The Commissioner of Minnesota IT Services, Tomes will provide his perspective about being a relentless advocate for technology and innovation among the executive team. He will also share how his partnership with Minnesota’s CISO not only protects state systems, but also enables state technologists to deliver more value for the people of Minnesota.

Tarek Tomes

Chief Information Officer

State of Minnesota

Sponsor Keynote: Let’s Create in the new era of digital transformation

9:45 AM - 10:10 AM
Technology and transformation have always gone hand-in-hand, but the pace of transformational change accelerated over the last 2 years in every organization. IBM Americas CMO Chris Bontempo will get our creative juices flowing as he shares stories and best practices sourced from thousands of IBM digital transformation engagements with the “new creators” - the change agents and forward thinkers in every organization - including yours. He’ll cover a wide-range of areas, from cybersecurity to AI and data-driven transformations, how to use hyper-automation to make your business supersonic, and give you the tools to get creative to solve your organization’s biggest challenges. Welcome to the new IBM.

Chris Bontempo

Chief Marketing Officer for IBM Americas



10:10 AM - 10:20 AM

CISO: Insurance in Cyber Security

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM

Bill Alfveby and Lech Literski are the CISO and Risk Manager respectively at Deluxe, a trusted business and payments technology company (  They partner together on Cyber Insurance renewals as it requires expertise from Security as well as Insurance.  Their presentation will explore the current market, where underwriters had significant cyber insurance losses in their 2021 portfolio, and how it will likely change renewals this year and in the longer term.

Bill Alfveby

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Deluxe Corporation

Lech Literski

Risk Management Leader

Deluxe Corporation

CIO: Diversity, Inclusion and Employee Journey

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM
The pandemic has pushed many organizations to review their employee journey within their organizations. This includes how they address diversity and inclusion. As the conversation around this topic grows, it is important for all organizations to look at their own diversity training programs and see where they can improve, become more effective, and, importantly, understand what does and doesn’t work. In this discussion, you will better understand the various types of diversity programs, how to build an effective program within your organization, and why you should be paying attention to this important subject.

Andrew Bingenheimer

CIO of Risk and Corporate

U.S. Bank

Sharon Smith-Akinsanya


Rae Mackenzie Group

Executive Boardroom: Does Cyber Resiliency Need Zero Trust?

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM

Modern cybersecurity and resiliency practices and new NIST updates since 2019 argue for the adoption of data security practices. How do these affect operational efficiency and what changes have been made to make our ICS and OT systems easier to operate and manage. Join Ethan Schmertzler, CEO of Dispel, for a regulatory adventure story covering what’s changed since 2019; how to use moving target defense, disposable architecture, and zero trust to improve performance and security in operations; and how the industry and standards are moving forward.

Ethan Schmertzler

CEO & Co-Founder


CIO: Organization Value for Applications in Technology

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

Complications/Insight—Major projects impacted by scope creep, mis-communication and application bloat.

Resolution—Having standardization and being able to have crucial conversations drive decisions and a more effective organization.

Takeaways—Save time, money and rework by creating an operations/IT applications relationship to drive standardization, rationalization and organizational success.

Jeffrey Blade

Vice President, Information Technology Applications

Fairview Health Services

CISO: Supporting The Digital Transformation in Healthcare

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM
Moving from the traditional elements of identity to the digital identity and thinking about the customer experience as digital first.

David Hanauer

Senior Director Optum Digital BISO Enterprise Information Security

Optum - United Health Group

Executive Boardroom: Milliseconds Matter in the World of Cyber Defense

11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
In the world of ransomware, supply chain poisoning, zero-day attacks, and unknown vulnerabilities, milliseconds matter. Attackers can get access and manipulate workloads within minutes or even seconds. Our current tools allow attackers to dwell for hours, days, weeks, and months. There must be a better way. Powerful tools are needed to help organizations stop being reactive and start being proactive. Adoption of new security tools and frameworks can make a big difference. Enterprises should not have to settle for response if protection can be achieved. Join this session to learn how you can proactively protect your workloads from ransomware or other zero-day attacks in milliseconds and stop reacting to them after the fact. Patch your vulnerabilities at your own tempo without opening yourself up to costly breaches.

Jason Stutt

SVP Americas

Virsec Systems

CIO: Priority for Leaders in an Era Where Everything is Composed by Data and Defined by Software

12:20 PM - 12:45 PM
Many organizations consider compliance and governance as the same thing. In this session we will talk about why you need to separate the two and how data driven decisioning needs to drive your business in this year and beyond. The data center is at the core of digital transformation in the last two years but just throwing technology at the initiative isn’t how you move business forward - it all starts with a sound data strategy. Yan Ding will join CDM Media’s J.D. Miller for a fireside discussion as we break down this important vision.

Yan Ding

VP of IT & CIO for Life Science, Clinical Research, Regulatory Affairs


Innovation Partner: The SaaS Explosion: It’s Time to Let Software Manage Software

12:50 PM - 1:05 PM
Can you imagine a world without apps? Cloud applications have become central to how we innovate in business - how we make decisions or even take actions every day. And while they’ve been absolute game-changers, the sheer number of apps we use and the staggering velocity with which we add or swap them in our tech stacks has created a dizzying momentum that makes it nearly impossible for any human to keep up. It’s no wonder IT teams are grappling with how to manage, support and protect their exploding cloud application portfolio. The truth is - in situations like this - there really is only one answer to the problem: when humans can’t keep up, we need to let software manage software. We need to be able to see and act on every single app in our entire cloud application portfolio - to program desired, autonomous actions into the machine and let software manage the software. In short, we need SaaS Management.

Paul Kim

Enterprise Account Executive


Networking Lunch

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

CISO: Understanding Cyberattack Risk in Your Organization

2:10 PM - 2:35 PM

In this event, Param will be speaking about how companies can tailor their approaches to the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape and adopt four practices that can help them identify and address these risks proactively. Param will emphasize why cybersecurity is an organizational challenge and how companies can leverage same models, as they do to solve other business problems.

Param Vig

IP: Digital Transformation is Built on a Foundation of APIs - But are your APIs Secure?

2:40 PM - 3:05 PM

APIs are the core building block of every enterprise’s digital strategy, yet they are also the number one attack surface for hackers. Traditional security and management approaches are failing everyday as the scale and reach of API attacks increases. The time is now right for enterprises to consider a new end-to-end continuous approach to protecting their APIs. In this talk you will learn how Global 2500 enterprises are embracing a positive security model combining shift-left and shield-right methodologies to protect their APIs throughout the API lifecycle.

1. APIs are Growing BUT so are the Attacks

2. Traditional security solutions and approaches are proving insufficient

3. There is another way - 42Crunch

4. Examples of high profile clients

5. Be sure to talk to us during the day here


Jonathan Speigner

Senior Sales Engineer, North America


CIO: A Culture and Technology Transformation: A Practical Approach to Change

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

The Tile Shop faced a difficult ERP implementation that left the company wondering whether technology was a critical capability. A new CEO and new board members determined that technology was indeed critical to success. But what to do? 

· Business transformation

· Culture change

· Invest for long-term success

· Hire the right CIO to drive technology success

The last 18 months are the beginning of a multi-year transformation for The Tile Shop to accomplish all of these. Come learn the approach, tools and change that has occurred to see what you can apply.


· Transformation starts with clear business objectives – how to gain that clarity

· A culture of accountability leads to success – simple tools can create cultural change

· What approach one company has used to drive technology success

Christopher Davis

Chief Information Officer

The Tile Shop


3:40 PM - 3:50 PM

CISO: The Strategic Journey of our Security Workforce & Reducing the Attack Surface

3:50 PM - 4:15 PM
In one week, Ramsey County had over 20 million attempted connections from Russia and seven million from China. The current world landscape makes every organization reevaluate how they are protecting their employees and customers. Our cybersecurity tools continue to get more and more sophisticated while the bad actors are getting smarter and smarter. Eric Brown, CISO, Ramsey County will join CDM Media’s J.D. Miller for a fireside discussion around how CISOs can stay ahead of attackers in 2022 and beyond.

Eric Brown

Chief Information Security Officer

Ramsey County, MN

Closing Panel: The CIO vs The CISO

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Believe it or not, tech and security leaders aren’t always aligned. The last couple of years put unique stresses and strains on both leaders. It wasn’t long ago that CIOs moved from being technologists to having a much larger role as key strategists for their organizations. Many CISOs found themselves in similar situations going through the pandemic as workers across the globe got thrust into a work-from-home world. Keeping organizations safe and secure moved from a line-item on an agenda to the main initiative at the top of every meeting. CISOs are having a seat at the table more than ever before. Companies had to find a way to work remotely and secure with minimal lead time. For many industries that created tension between the CIO and the CISO. But as our panel will point out, there doesn’t have to be a turf war and a well-planned alignment between the two executives can overcome roadblocks to success and lead organizations to a brighter future. Join this session to find out how an environment that features give-and-take between smart, motivated, and innovative executives can help drive optimal business outcomes.

Bill Alfveby

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Deluxe Corporation

Christopher Davis

Chief Information Officer

The Tile Shop

Andrew Bingenheimer

CIO of Risk and Corporate

U.S. Bank

David Hanauer

Senior Director Optum Digital BISO Enterprise Information Security

Optum - United Health Group

Param Vig

Jeffrey Blade

Vice President, Information Technology Applications

Fairview Health Services

Closing Remarks

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM

Summit Happy Hour

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Governing Board




Exclusive Technology Conferences Held at Extraordinary Locations

CDM Media summits are held exclusively at five-star resorts across the world. Our executive conferences are designed to put our attendees at ease, and make business seem more like pleasure. Our events are designed to get you out of the office and offer the opportunity to focus your complete attention to the critical topics highlighted by the summit agenda. From breathtaking views to superb dining experiences throughout the conference, each attendee is treated to an experience sure to stimulate informal business discussions in an environment that is unmatched.