CISO 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 CIO, CAIO & 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.

2024 Featured Attendees

2024 Speakers

2024 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, CISOs 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 CISOs need to be successful in leading AI transformation

This debate delves into the philosophical and practical aspects of cybersecurity, questioning whether it is feasible to prevent cyber threats entirely or if efforts should focus on mitigation and management due to the inevitability of breaches.

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.

As phishing threats continue to evolve with increasing sophistication, adopting a comprehensive and proactive stance towards cybersecurity is imperative. Through a combination of technological safeguards, continuous education, and a strong culture of security awareness, this session will share insights on how execs and organizations can navigate the digital realm with confidence, effectively mitigating the risk posed by phishing attacks.

This immersive workshop is tailored specifically for CISOs, security directors, and other cybersecurity professionals who are on the frontline of protecting their organizations from cyber threats. During with workshop, execs will engage in a comprehensive program that covers the latest trends in cybercrime, including advanced persistent threats, ransomware, phishing scams, and state-sponsored cyber attacks.

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyberspace, the traditional understanding of norms and regulations is undergoing a profound fragmentation. This fragmentation is driven by the rapid pace of technological advancement and the emergence of new challenges in governing digital spaces. The traditional legal frameworks struggle to keep up with the complexities of cyberspace, leading to the formulation of novel laws and regulations tailored to address the unique dynamics of the digital realm. This shift towards fragmented norms signifies a departure from conventional legal paradigms, as lawmakers and policymakers grapple with issues such as data privacy, cybersecurity, online governance, and digital rights. As a result, a diverse array of legal approaches and standards are emerging, reflecting the diverse interests and priorities of various stakeholders in the digital ecosystem. This session explores the implications of fragmented norms in cyberspace, highlighting the challenges and opportunities presented by the evolution of new laws governing the digital domain.

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

As our digital footprints expand and cyber threats evolve, the necessity for a robust identity infrastructure that can adapt in real-time to emerging risks becomes paramount. This discussion aims to explore the concept of an identity-first world, highlighting the need for continuous adaptive trust and the development of a resilient identity infrastructure as key components of our organizational strategy.

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 an increasingly digitized world where cyber threats loom large, the rise of ransomware attacks has become a significant concern for organizations of all sizes. To combat this escalating threat landscape, a proactive approach centered around Zero Trust Segmentation has emerged as a beacon of hope.

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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