CAIO Institute: USA

CISO Institute: USA

Location: Booth School of Business, Gleacher Centre, Chicago

Date: Wednesday September 10th 2024

Time: 08:00 - 18:30 CST

Event Summary

We are truly thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you for the highly anticipated CISO Institute Chicago, set to be an exceptional event. In 2024, we proudly introduce an exciting addition to our gathering: co-located streams thoughtfully tailored not only for CISOs but also for CIOs and CDOs, the visionary powerhouses shaping the digital landscape.

This unique and forward-thinking event offers delegates the unparalleled opportunity to customize their experience by choosing from an extensive array of sessions carefully curated across these three streams. Whether it's crafting and implementing your organization's technological vision, fortifying its digital fortresses with robust security measures, or harnessing the immense potential of data, this conference serves as a vital platform for networking, deep learning, and charting a path to success in the ever-evolving digital era.

We can't wait to welcome you to this transformative experience, where ideas converge, knowledge amplifies, and collaboration sparks innovation. Get ready to unlock endless possibilities and shape the future of your industry at the CISO Institute Chicago 2024.

2023 Featured Attendees

2023 Speakers

2023 Agenda

Join us for coffee and pastries to prepare for the day of learning and networking

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming businesses across all industries. In order to stay ahead of the competition, CIOs need to be leading the AI transformation within their organizations.

This session will explore the key role that you play in leading AI transformation, and will provide insights on how to successfully implement AI initiatives.

  • Setting the AI strategy for the organization and ensuring that it is aligned with the business goals.
  • Building a strong team of AI experts and ensure that they have the resources they need to succeed, how be a champion for AI within the organization and work to overcome any resistance to change
  • Skills and qualities that CIOs need to be successful in leading AI transformation

Digital transformation is a complex and ongoing process that requires careful planning and execution. In order to track the success of your digital transformation efforts, it is important to identify the key metrics that are relevant to your organization.

This session will discuss the key metrics for tracking digital transformation success, and will provide insights on how to use these metrics to measure your progress and make necessary adjustments.

  • The importance of tracking digital transformation success
  • The key metrics for tracking digital transformation success and how to collect and analyze data for these metrics
  • The challenges of tracking digital transformation success

In today's fast-paced tech landscape, senior tech leaders face an ever-increasing demand to spearhead complex projects successfully. The ability to navigate intricacies, adapt to changing environments, and deliver results on time and within budget is paramount. Join us in this enlightening session as we delve into the strategies and insights necessary to excel in the world of complex project management.

Join us to equip yourself with the knowledge and tools needed to lead your teams through intricate tech projects, delivering superior results and propelling your organization to new heights.

  • Proven Frameworks: Explore established project management frameworks tailored to the tech industry, providing you with a systematic approach to tackling complexity head-on.
  • Risk Mitigation: Gain valuable insights into identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks specific to tech projects, ensuring smoother project execution and higher success rates.
  • Leadership in Complexity: Learn how to foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and adaptability within your teams, empowering your organization to thrive in the face of complexity.

The cloud computing landscape is in a constant state of evolution, reshaping the way businesses operate and innovate. Your understanding the future of cloud computing is crucial for staying ahead of the curve. Join us in this enlightening session as we peer into the crystal ball to uncover the trends, technologies, and opportunities that will shape the cloud ecosystem in the next decade.

  • Emerging Technologies: Dive deep into the cutting-edge technologies poised to disrupt the cloud computing sphere, from quantum computing and edge computing to AI-driven cloud services, and understand how they will impact your organization.
  • Security and Compliance: Explore the evolving landscape of cloud security and compliance, gaining insights into the strategies and best practices that will be essential to safeguarding your data and meeting regulatory requirements in the future.
  • Strategic Planning: Learn how to craft a forward-thinking cloud strategy that aligns with your organization's goals, ensuring you are prepared to leverage the cloud's full potential in the coming decade.

Change is not just constant; it's accelerating at an unprecedented rate. Mastering change management in the age of disruption is a critical skill set. Join us in this insightful session as we explore the strategies and insights needed to lead successful transformations in the midst of constant disruption.

Gain the knowledge and strategies necessary to navigate the disruptive forces reshaping the tech landscape. This session offers a unique platform to connect with fellow senior tech leaders, exchange experiences, and equip yourself with the tools to lead transformative change in your organization.

  • Adaptive Leadership: Learn how to cultivate adaptive leadership skills to guide your organization through tumultuous times, ensuring that your teams remain resilient, motivated, and aligned with the evolving mission.
  • Digital Transformation: Dive into the intricacies of digital transformation, understanding how to harness emerging technologies, such as AI, IoT, and automation, to drive innovation while managing the challenges they bring.
  • Cultural Agility: Explore the importance of fostering a culture of agility, innovation, and collaboration within your organization, enabling you to embrace change as an opportunity rather than a threat.

Explore the evolving landscape of connected work in this thought-provoking session. Join us for an insightful journey into the future of work management, where ideas, strategies, and innovation converge to shape the business world.

Join us in this session as we embark on a journey of thought leadership, exploring the visionary ideas and strategies that will define the future of connected work. Be part of the conversation that shapes the way businesses operate in the digital age.

Key Discussion Points:

  1. Strategic Agility: Delve into the concept of strategic agility and how it's reshaping the way businesses operate. Learn how organizations are adapting to changing conditions and seizing opportunities with agility at the core.

  2. The Power of Data: Discover the untapped potential of data in decision-making. Gain insights into how data-driven strategies are transforming the way we plan, execute, and measure success in today's dynamic environment.

  3. Risk and Resilience: Explore the art of navigating uncertainty. Learn from real-world examples of organizations that have successfully de-risked their strategic initiatives, embracing resilience as a competitive advantage.


The journey to integrating AI technologies is a complex endeavor that demands both responsibility and effectiveness. In this enlightening session, we'll guide you through strategies and insights to navigate the intricate terrain of AI integration, ensuring that your approach is both ethically sound and operationally efficient.

Join us for a deep exploration of AI integration, where responsibility and effectiveness converge. This session offers a unique opportunity to connect with fellow senior tech leaders, share experiences, and equip yourself with the tools and strategies needed to successfully navigate the journey toward responsible and effective AI implementation in your organization. 

  • Ethical AI Frameworks: Dive into the latest ethical AI frameworks and guidelines, equipping you with the knowledge to foster responsible AI use, address biases, and navigate ethical challenges.
  • AI Integration Best Practices: Learn from real-world case studies and discover best practices for seamlessly incorporating AI into your organization's workflows, from data preparation and model training to deployment and ongoing monitoring.
  • Governance and Compliance: Gain valuable insights into establishing robust governance structures and compliance protocols to meet regulatory requirements, building trust in AI-driven decision-making processes.

Implementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) presents a transformative opportunity to boost operational efficiency and streamline processes. In this illuminating session, we'll guide you through the strategies and insights necessary for a successful RPA implementation, ensuring that your organization reaps the full benefits of this game-changing technology.

  • RPA Adoption Framework: Discover a comprehensive framework for RPA adoption, covering everything from selecting the right processes to automation, identifying key stakeholders, and establishing a solid business case.
  • Effective Deployment: Learn best practices for a smooth RPA deployment, including choosing the right RPA tools, managing change within your organization, and ensuring seamless integration with existing systems.
  • Measuring ROI: Gain insights into measuring the return on investment (ROI) of your RPA implementation, tracking performance metrics, and continuously optimizing your automation initiatives.

Innovation is a driving force behind the growth and competitiveness of organizations. The development and deployment of an innovation app can be a game-changer, but it requires a strategic approach and the right ingredients for success. In this insightful session, we will uncover the key components that make up a recipe for a successful innovation app.

They can be a powerful tool for businesses to improve their products and services, increase their efficiency, and gain a competitive advantage. However, creating a successful innovation app is not easy. It requires a deep understanding of the problem or need that the app is addressing, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation.

  • The importance of problem framing in innovation apps
  • The role of ideation in creating successful apps
  • How to prototype and test apps
  • How to develop and launch apps
  • The challenges of creating successful innovation apps

Enjoy a catered buffet lunch while you network and build valuable relationships with your fellow delegates

Harnessing the power of AI to create highly personalized customer experiences is a strategic imperative. In this enlightening session, we will explore the essential elements for achieving success in AI-enabled customer experiences, enabling your organization to forge lasting and meaningful connections with customers through automation.

Join us for a captivating exploration of AI-enabled customer experiences, where automation and personalization converge to create extraordinary customer journeys. 

  • AI-Powered Personalization: Delve into the world of AI-driven personalization, understanding how to harness machine learning and customer data to create tailored journeys that resonate with each individual customer.
  • Seamless Automation: Learn how to seamlessly integrate automation into your customer experience strategy, streamlining processes, enhancing efficiency, and ensuring consistency across touchpoints.
  • Ethical Customer Engagement: Explore the importance of ethical AI usage in customer engagement, focusing on transparency, data privacy, and maintaining customer trust throughout their journeys.

Effective alignment of Business Process Management (BPM) with organizational goals has become an imperative for sustained success. Your role in orchestrating this alignment is pivotal. This session will explore the strategies and insights that will empower you to bridge the gap between BPM and your organization's overarching goals.

Join us to equip yourself with the knowledge and tools necessary to drive strategic integration, ensuring that your organization's BPM efforts are in perfect harmony with its broader goals. 

  • Enhanced Operational Efficiency: Learn how to strategically integrate BPM to optimize processes, reduce bottlenecks, and boost overall operational efficiency, enabling your organization to do more with less.
  • Agile Decision-Making: Discover how aligning BPM with organizational objectives fosters agility, allowing you to adapt swiftly to changing market conditions and make data-driven decisions.
  • Maximized ROI: Gain insights into how strategic BPM integration can maximize ROI, delivering tangible benefits that resonate across all levels of your organization, from improved customer satisfaction to increased profitability.

Emerging technologies are rapidly transforming our world, with the potential to create new opportunities and solve some of the world's most pressing challenges. However, these technologies also pose new risks and challenges.

This session will explore the promise and peril of emerging technologies, with a focus on the following topics:

  • The latest trends in emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and quantum computing
  • The potential benefits of these technologies, such as improving healthcare, reducing poverty, and tackling climate change
  • The potential risks of these technologies, such as job displacement, privacy concerns, and cyberwarfare
  • How to mitigate the risks of emerging technologies and ensure that they are used for good

Leadership within collaborative environments is the linchpin to unlocking your tech teams' full potential. As CIOs, your role in inspiring and motivating these teams cannot be overstated. Join our session to explore innovative strategies and insights that will empower you to guide your tech teams towards remarkable achievements.

  • Fostering Synergy: Discover leadership approaches that foster synergy and unleash the creative prowess of your tech teams, leading to cohesive collaboration and exceptional outcomes.
  • Driving Innovation: Learn how to ignite a culture of innovation within your tech teams, propelling them to spearhead transformative advancements and maintain a competitive edge.
  • Talent Engagement: Gain valuable insights into motivating your tech talent, enhancing job satisfaction, and nurturing a sense of belonging, which ultimately bolsters retention and team cohesiveness.

In the era of rapid digital transformation, the integration of technology and social responsibility is not just a choice; it's an imperative. This session is your gateway to understanding how technology can be harnessed as a force for positive change in society. Join us as we explore the pivotal role tech leaders play in aligning digital transformation initiatives with social responsibility goals.

Equip yourself with the knowledge, strategies, and practical insights needed to lead your organization toward a future where technology isn't just a tool for change but a force for good. Explore the powerful intersection of technology and social responsibility, where innovation and ethics converge to shape a better world. Your leadership can drive meaningful, positive change in society through tech.

  • The Power of Purpose-Driven Tech: Dive into the realm of purpose-driven technology and explore how digital transformation can be a catalyst for addressing societal challenges, from environmental sustainability to social equity.
  • Strategies for Ethical Tech: Learn how to navigate the complex landscape of ethical tech practices, ensuring that your organization's digital transformation aligns with social responsibility values and principles.
  • Case Studies in Impact: Gain inspiration from real-world case studies that showcase how tech leaders have successfully integrated social responsibility into their digital transformation journeys, leaving a lasting, positive impact on communities and the world at large.

The development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) is a complex and challenging process. It requires a deep understanding of the ethical and governance challenges involved, as well as a commitment to ensuring that AI is used for good.

One of the key challenges is ensuring that AI systems are fair, unbiased, and transparent. This means ensuring that AI systems do not discriminate against individuals or groups, and that they are open to inspection and scrutiny.There are a number of different AI governance frameworks that have been proposed, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. In this session, we will discuss some of the key AI governance frameworks, and explore the challenges of implementing these frameworks in practice.

  • Explore the foundational principles that underlie ethical AI, encompassing fairness, transparency, accountability, and responsible practices, all of which form the cornerstone of AI governance.
  • Uncover strategies and industry best practices that enable organizations to create and implement ethical AI solutions. Discover how to mitigate bias, ensure transparency, and navigate the ethical complexities of AI development.
  • Gain valuable insights from practical, real-world case studies showcasing successful AI governance implementations. Witness the delicate balance between innovation and ethical considerations in an evolving AI landscape.

Setbacks and failures are inevitable but can serve as powerful catalysts for growth and innovation. This session, invites you to explore how embracing failure can be transformative. Join us as we delve into stories and strategies that illuminate the path from adversity to success.

Equip yourself with the mindset and strategies needed to thrive in the face of adversity. Explore how setbacks can be the stepping stones to success and growth in your tech leadership journey. Your ability to learn from failure is key to unlocking your full potential as a tech leader.

  • Resilience and Adaptability: Learn how tech leaders can build resilience and adaptability by embracing failure as a stepping stone to growth. Understand the psychological dynamics that make setbacks essential for personal and professional development.
  • Strategies for Turning Failure into Success: Explore practical strategies and best practices for reframing failure, learning from mistakes, and using setbacks as springboards for future achievements.
  • Case Studies in Resilience: Gain insights from real-world case studies of tech leaders who have faced adversity and transformed it into opportunities for innovation and leadership growth.

Join us as we serve up a tempting selection of beverages and canapés tofinish the day.

But that's not all – by sharing your valuable feedback throughout the day, you not only help us improve but also stand a chance to win big in our exciting prize draw.

This is your opportunity to unwind, mingle, and celebrate both new friendships and the potential for fabulous prizes. Let's make memories and connections that last a lifetime!

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