The Information Technology Peer Group is designed to provide an in-depth, sophisticated forum for peer-to-peer discussion and member company presentation of key strategies, delving into both ongoing challenges as well as emerging technologies for CTOs, directors and senior IT managers.

Information Technology Peer Group Web Meeting 

Security in the Age of Digital Transformation 
October 20, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Discover how the embrace of emerging technologies requires a new focus from perimeters to safeguarding data and users across systems, devices and the cloud. This meeting will be held via web only. 

The health and safety of our members is the UWEBC’s top priority. UW–Madison is monitoring the COVID-19 situation in collaboration with local, state and federal agencies. Based on campus' guidance, this meeting will be held via web only to allow our members a convenient and safe way to attend.

Forward-thinking enterprises are embracing digital technologies such as cloud, mobile, IoT, machine learning, data science, and those who haven’t are likely to do so soon. This adoption comes at a time of dramatic changes in compliance and cyber threat and therefore poses considerable risk.

Without paying the right level of attention to new regulations, privacy, and cyber security, digital innovation can expose your enterprise to undue risk.

In this IT Peer Group event, you will have an exceptional opportunity to upgrade your security and risk perspective from subject matter experts and peer IT Security, Privacy, and Technology leaders. You will learn important steps that you can follow to ensure you can support digital innovation without undue risk, cost, or complexity. You will takeaway valuable insights to build a playbook of implementable strategies and action plans.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: Help shape our presentation content – and maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting topics of interest when you register.

Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
  Doug Barton, Director, UWEBC
9:10 AM The Importance of Considering Privacy in Digital Innovation
  Mindi Giftos, Managing Partner, JD, CIPP-US - Husch Blackwell
9:50 AM Common Mistakes in Building Data Lakes and How to Fix Them
  Aaron Colcord, Senior Director, Data Analytics Engineering - Northwestern Mutual
10:30 AM Questions and Roundtable Discussion
  Mindi Giftos - Husch Blackwell and Aaron Colcord - Northwestern Mutual
10:50 AM Break
11:00 AM Gaining Visibility and Control in Your Distributed Workforce (Security)
  Egon Rinderer, Global Vice President of Technology & Federal CTO - Tanium
11:20 AM The Risk of Things (IoT and Cyber Security)
  Omri Sagron, Head of Cyber Instruction - HackerU
11:40 AM Questions and Roundtable Discussion
  Egon Rinderer - Tanium and Omri Sagron - HackerU
11:55 AM Wrap-up
  Doug Barton, Director, UWEBC
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2019 Highlights

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Upcoming 2020 Information Technology Practice Area Events
At a Glance

July 21 Information Technology Peer Group Web Meeting
UWEBC Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Conference
October 20 Information Technology Peer Group Web Meeting
November 18 Agile IT SIG Web Meeting
December 2 Information Technology Peer Group Web Meeting
*Event dates and topics subject to change.

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