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MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2022

11:00AM - 11:45AM EASTERN



Evolving IT Operations in a Hybrid Work Environment


A discussion on how others are tackling supporting employees who may sometimes be in an office and sometimes not. How does that change decisions around office build outs, IT support, ect.

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Jason Franks

Head of Global IT Operations



11:45AM - 12:00PM EASTERN



Hometown & First Job Skill That You Use Today

Participants will share where they are from, their first job, and a skill/takeaway that they still use today learned from that job.

12:00PM - 12:45PM EASTERN



The Evolution of Integrations: Delivering Connected Experiences at Scale

The expectations have never been higher for companies to deliver world-class, digital experiences for their customers and employees. Yet connecting those modern experiences and systems to multiple siloed data sources and legacy architectures have presented IT leaders with a difficult integration gap to overcome. During the session, we will explore the evolution of the integration landscape over the past decade and discuss key insight for building a modern integration architecture to meet the demands of the connected enterprise.

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Tam Ayers

Field CTO, Americas



12:45PM - 1:15PM EASTERN



1:15PM - 2:00PM EASTERN



Enabling a Secure Digital Transformation


A roundtable discussion on ensuring security as a key component in an organization's digital transformation journey.  We will discuss lessons learned including people, processes, and technology.


Jeremy Smith

Senior Director, Information Security Officer

Avery Dennison


2:00PM - 2:15PM EASTERN



Favorite Vacation Spot

Participants will share their favorite vacation spot (and something they like about it), and place(s) they'd like to go next.

2:15PM - 3:00PM EASTERN



Preventing a Wave of Destruction from Bots as a Service with Machine Learning

Bad bots continue to be big trouble. Not only do they account for a quarter of all Internet traffic, it’s now easier than ever for the average, non-technical person to launch malicious bot attacks, thanks to bots as a service (BaaS)*.* The wake of destruction wrought by these bots can seriously jeopardize businesses’ website performance, customer experience, data security and overall reputation. 

Once upon a time, you had to be a bot expert to figure out how to forge your browser fingerprint realistically, generate human-like behavior, and route your requests through residential proxies. But now, having money trumps technical knowledge when it comes to launching hard-hitting bot attacks. 

Indeed, people are increasingly monetizing bots, providing them in exchange for a subscription fee. Bot users can outsource the creation of sophisticated bots to bot expert companies, which handle everything, from crafting a realistic fingerprint, to routing requests through proxies and forging CAPTCHAs. Users can interact with a bot through a paid API, but only pay for successful requests, e.g. requests that are not blocked.

BaaS exist for different purposes ranging from scraping, to credential stuffing and scalping, putting every industry at risk. 

Since these bots are sophisticated — and can be launched by just about anyone, thanks to BaaS — they require strong mitigations, such as:

- ML-based behavioral detection engine;

- Residential proxy detection; and

- Anti-CAPTCHA farms features.

This talk will reveal the inner workings of a modern bot detection engine. We will see which signals are collected, and how they are enriched. We will discuss why it is mandatory to analyze both server-side and client-side signals to protect websites against the threats posed by bots as a service.

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Antoine Vastel

Head of Research


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3:00PM - 3:15PM EASTERN



Two Truths and a Lie

Participants will share 2 truths and 1 lie about themselves. Other participants will try to guess the lie.

3:15PM - 4:00PM EASTERN



The Emergence of Immersive Learning and the Metaverse                                                                                         

Immersive learning with VR/AR has proven to influence the way in which corporations and education offer teaching and learning. The Metaverse will quickly be integrated to expand and increase the viability and affordability. Hear and see live demonstrations on how immersive learning has impacted colleges and universities and what the Metaverse will look like.


Michael Mathews

Chief Information Officer

Oral Roberts University






Leadership Strategies in a Hybrid World, the Great Resignation, and Recruiting and Retention Strategies.

Group discussion on leadership strategies in a hybrid world, the great resignation, and recruiting and retention strategies.


Tisa Mullis

VP and CIO

Babcock & Wilcox Inc.


11:45AM - 12:00PM EASTERN



Bucket List Item

Participants will share a bucket list item that they'd like to accomplish, and/or one that was recently accomplished.

12:00PM - 12:45PM



Real Life Use Cases of Automated Anomaly Detection

With the rise of AI applications, automated anomaly detection is also gaining popularity in multiple domains:

1. Business Monitoring

2. ML-Ops

3. Healthcare

4. Cyber security

5. Industrial IOT

and more

We will discuss the application of anomaly detection in various use cases, the challenges and success stories in applying anomaly detection in those domains and in which of those anomaly detection brings the most value today (and what is expected in the future).

Key takeaways for participants would be a better understanding of the various domains that can benefit from using automated anomaly detection, and some of the ways to make it successful.

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Ira Cohen

Founder & Chief Data Scientist 



12:45PM - 1:15PM EASTERN



1:15PM - 2:00PM EASTERN



Women in the Technology Leadership Role

Rebecca Gasser, Chief Information Officer for Omnicom Health Group will kick off the conversation with key statistics and general sentiment around Women in Technology. She will share her own experiences and challenges she faced being a woman in technology and how she has navigated them so far.


We will then have group discussion around each of the following:


  1. How can we inspire more girls into STEM

  2. Bringing women back to the workforce post-pandemic

  3. Recruiting and retaining women in technology

  4. How to build allyship in a predominantly male field

  5. How can successful technologist gain greater visibility to role model for the next generation


Session Key takeaways:

  • Hearing the stories of your peers, their challenges, and potential solutions.

  • Understanding the perspective of many different voices.

  • Feeling empowered and becoming part of a community.

  • Actionable outcomes you can evoke to be a part of the solution


Rebecca Gasser

Chief Information Officer

Omnicom Health Group

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2:00PM - 2:15PM EASTERN



Share a Virtual Background Image

Participants will share a Virtual background image with the group, and talk briefly about it. This can be a pet, enjoyed activity, family member, hometown, vacation spot, etc. 

2:15PM - 3:00PM EASTERN




The Cookieless Future: Discussing Your State of Readiness for Major Measurement and Targeting Shifts

Measurement and targeting strategies as we know them today are undergoing a seismic shift. Popular and easy-to-use data sources like cookies are going away, regulations are changing, and customer expectations around privacy are on the rise. 


What does it all mean? Enterprises have a renewed imperative to change how they think about getting, managing and using data. Specifically, an increased mandate to improve first party data strategy.


But how ready are organizations for this shift? And what should you be thinking about now to prepare?


Emerging research shows that many companies in the market are aware of the magnitude of the shift, yet are overconfident in their state of readiness. 


Join this session to discuss:

  • How ready is your organization and others?

  • What risks should you have on your radar?

  • What strategies are you and others putting in place to prepare?

  • What are the expectations for results?

  • What new tools, processes or skills are required?


In this interactive discussion we’ll talk about benchmarks of readiness in the market and how they relate to the strategies your business and others are taking, or not taking, to ensure success in increasingly competitive markets where mastery over data is the differentiator.

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Matt Parisi

Sr Director of Product Marketing


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3:00PM - 3:15PM EASTERN



Get to Know Your Peers: Share Things You Like to do for Fun Outside of Work

Participants will share things they like to do for fun outside of work (hobbies, outside activities, musical instruments, cooking, pets, kids, etc.).

3:15PM - 4:00PM EASTERN




Building a Culture of Data in the Decentralized Hybrid Enterprise

Business leaders in today’s modern companies are democratizing data beyond traditional IT.  Millennials and members of Gen-Z are entering the workforce with data and analytics experience under their belt and a desire to take analysis into their own hands.  This session will explore strategies for developing a strong and lasting company culture where a decentralized data and analytics approach will drive continuous innovation, collaboration, and greater quality while sharing solutions and maintaining governance.


Jeff Martin

SVP & Chief Technology Officer

Hannon Armstrong




7:30pm Eastern
Awards Ceremony Waiting Room Opens & 30 Minute Countdown Begins *Refer to the meeting link in the calendar invite.


7:55pm Eastern
Webcams Are Encouraged To Be Turned On At This Time


8:00pm Eastern
Awards Ceremony Start & Opening Remarks


Awards Presenters: 

  1. Michael Mathews | Chief Information Officer | Oral Roberts University

  2. Gerald Beuchelt | Chief Information Security Officer | Sprinklr

  3. Tisa Mullis | VP and CIO | Babcock & Wilcox Inc.

  4. Levon Hooks | Chief Information Officer | Kum and Go

  5. Tieisha Smith | Chief Administration Officer, Information Technology | Marsh McLennan

  6. Kevin Bidtah | CIO | Evergreen Health

  7. Sarah Richardson | SVP, CIO | Tivity Health

  8. Edgar Escobar | CIO | Grupo Alto

  9. Richard Teachout | CTO | El Toro

  10. Jeff Scheetz | Chief Information Officer | City of Avondale


9:00pm Eastern
Awards Ceremony Conclusion. *We will try to conclude the awards ceremony as close to 9pm as possible, but it is possible that we conclude before or after 9pm Eastern. 


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