5th Annual Louisiana IT Symposium

October 25, 2016
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

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Join Us At The 2016 Louisiana IT Symposium

October 25, 2016

At The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Advisors


Tim Babco

CIO
Pool Corp

John C Borne

Deputy CIO & Executive Director for Information Security & Risk
LSU

Ridley Boudreaux

Director of IS
Jefferson Parish Government

Bill Bradley

CIO
CenturyLink

Roger Champagne

CIO
Laitram

Ruark Chick

CIO
Jones Walker

Bernie Clement

CIO
Thibadoux Regional Medical Center

Tony Cloud

CIO
Pelerin Milnor

Sam Dantin

IT Manager
Ingalls Shipbuilding

Don D'Arcourt

Director of IT
Hornbeck Offshore

Brian Darouse

CIO
Louisiana Lottery Corp

Michael DeBoer

CIO
GE Capital

Scott Erlichman

Director of IT
Hancock Bank

David Fahr

Director of Technology
Community Coffee

Jack Fayard

CIO
Louisiana Heart Hopspital

Carl Fravel

Director of IT
Canal Barge

Lamar Gardere

CIO
City of New Orleans

Mike Gauthier

CIO
International Matex Terminals

Sean Goodgion

VP of IT
CGB

Peter Griffiths

VP of IT
Westway Trading

John Guillot

CIO
Hammerman & Gainer

Daniel Hereford

CIO & VP
First NBC Bank

Marcus Hobgood

CIO
University Health - Shreveport

Colin Hulin

CIO
People's Health

Don James

Retired CIO
Carver Darden Law Firm

Aaron Keating

CIO
Lipsey's

David Kennedy

CIO
Stone Energy

Mark Kurt

CIO
Turbo Squid

Anthony Landreneau

Director of IT
LA Federal Credit Union

John Lever

Former CIO
Naval Meteorology & Oceanography Command

Stephanie Manson

Interim CIO
Francisan Ministries

Eric Markland

CIO
Naval Information Forces Command

Charlie McMahon

VP of IT
Tulane University

Claudette Millsap

CIO
National Finance Center

Robert Moerland

CIO
Louisiana Public Health Institute

Tony Moore

Dir. IT
Xavier University

Paul Murphy

CIO
Lane Regional Medical Center

Ed Nettles

CIO
Lamar Advertising

Eliel Oliveira

Director of IT
LA Public Health

Keith Oufnac

EVP of IT
Eustis Insurance & Benefits

Bettina Owens

Asst VC of IT
LSU Health Science Center

Jeff Penton

CIO
Port of New Orleans

Kevin Phillips

EVP IT & PMO
Eatel

David Politz

CIO
Associated Grocers

Scott Reitan

SVP, IT
Pan American Life

Chris Rigamer

Director of IT
Phelps Dunbar Law Firm

Betsy Riggs

VP of Business Integration & Technology
Smoothie King Franchises, Inc

Zeeshan Sheikh

CIO
Entergy

John Smith

VP IT
Reily Foods Company

Gaylon Stockman

CISO
Franciscan Missionaries

Stephen Toups

CIO
Turner Industries

Charles Vasquez

CIO
Crescent Bank and Trust

Michael Walker

CIO
Receivables Exchange

John Weathersby

CIO
Open Technology Center

Dr Seema Gai

CIO
Crescent Care

Can Aydinova

Technology Leader
Strategist Delivering Results
Join Us At The 2016 Louisiana IT Symposium

October 25, 2016

At The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Agenda


7:30am - | Attendee Check-In: Breakfast Buffet Served

Breakfast Menu

8:20am - Armstrong Ballroom, 8th Floor | Welcome Message

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Title
Company
 
8:30am - Armstrong Ballroom, 8th Floor | This Is Personal

Jeff Moulton

Executive Director
National Center for Security Research & Training

We live in a society where convenience trumps privacy.  Societal norms have shifted – things that were once sacred are openly shared in perpetuity for the world to see.   Advances in technology have made us vulnerable in ways that have yet to be discovered.  Our “always on” society, connected by the internet of things, creates an environment where even our personal devices are spying on us.  “This is Personal” explores this phenomena.  The presenter reviews where we are today and how to co-exist with the internet of everything and identifies opportunities for tomorrow.

9:15am - | Networking Break
9:45am - | Breakout Sessions
9:45am - Borgne Room, 3rd Floor | Solving Cybersecurity Challenges for a Mobile Workspace
sponsored by Universal Data

Richard Tando

CTO
UDI, Inc

Many organizations are aware of the cybersecurity and privacy risks brought about by the BYOD craze. Early solutions simply dealt with the technical challenges involved. Tackling these risks however, opens up a whole new world of problems as corporations attempt to control what happens on devices they don’t own. Employee privacy issues arise, HR and Legal get involved and the initiative gets out of control. We will discuss the requirements for a fully effective mobile device management platform and how companies can manage corporate owned mobile devices and deliver secure content to employee owned devices while maintaining control of that content and still respecting employee privacy all without limiting the effectiveness of a true mobile workforce.

9:45am - Maurepas Room, 3rd Floor | Legal Issues Emerging From the Internet of Things

Ken Coleman

Associate
Warner, Norcross & Judd

Kelly Hollingsworth

Associate
Warner, Norcross & Judd

Experts estimate that by 2020 there will be 50 billion devices connected to the internet.  The proliferation of the “Internet of things” – the network of connected objects with the ability to communicate and share data with each other– brings both untold benefits to businesses as well as significant security, privacy, and legal risks.  Vulnerabilities in some of these internet-connected devices can be exploited to allow hackers to access and misuse personal information, or even cause harm to the device or the device’s user.  In this session, we will give you an overview of the emerging legal issues and trends from the “Internet of things.”

9:45am - Bayside ABC, 4th Floor | Cybersecurity 2016 & Beyond: The New Normal
Moderator

Jeff Moulton

Executive Director
National Center for Security Research & Training

Anthony Landreneau

Director of Information
Louisiana Federal Credit Union

John Knies

CISO
CenturyLink

Jim Bernazzani

Retired Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigations

Technology continues to evolve as the network perimeter evaporates into the cloud and electrons become the new global currency. Enterprises are continuously challenged by an elusive and morphing cyber threat from bad actors and opportunists who use the vulnerabilities in our Information Systems as weapons. From fraudsters to nation state-sponsored cyber warfare, these attacks come at us from every direction as the ingenuity of criminal minds seek new and creative ways to infiltrate our valuable information resources and engage in cyber warfare against our businesses and our way of life--compromising our financial and national security. We are bombarded daily with newspaper headlines and digital media reports about the latest cyber security breach. This breakout session will allow our panel of Executives the opportunity to share hard won experience and best practices with the Louisiana IT Symposium audience.

9:45am -Grand Chenier, 5th Floor | - Discover the Predictive Flash Difference
sponsored by Nimble Storage

Marcus Hobgood

CTO
University Health - Shreveport
  • How predictive analytics can solve the remaining issues that All Flash storage cannot address
  • Why app-centric approach to storage helps IT better service the business
  • How Nimble’s Unified Flash Fabric delivers the freedom of choice
10:30am - | Networking Break
11:00am - | Breakout Sessions
11:00am - Borgne Room, 3rd Floor | Why IT Strategy Matters before the Pieces and Parts
sponsored by Pure Storage

Dave Whitlock

Principal Engineer
Pure Storage

Join Pure Storage Principal Engineer, Dave Whitlock for an interactive dialogue on the current trends and technology from a storage vendor’s perspective and what we are seeing and hearing from customers of all sizes.  We’ll also share our perspective and provide best practices on how we advise our customers and prospects the importance of setting your IT strategy first before filling up a data center with just hardware and software without a vision or strategy.   

11:00am - Maurepas Room, 3rd Floor | Going from Business Intelligence to Data Science – A firsthand account

Edgar Ruiz

IT Manager
Hancock/Whitney Bank

Intrigued by the term ‘Data Science’? How does it differ from standard ‘Business Intelligence’? In this session I will share my journey to learn ‘Data Science’ and how this experience changed how I look at data reporting.  We will review the basics of ‘Data Science’ that you have probably already seen but we will relate them to the IT Professional, plus we’ll talk about how you may be able to begin your own or your team’s journey as well.

11:00am - Bayside ABC, 4th Floor | Leading & Managing IT
Moderator

Tim Babco

CIO
Pool Corporation

Jeff Penton

CIO
Port of New Orleans

Mike Gauthier

CIO
International Matex Terminals

Bernie Clement

CIO
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

In today’s rapidly evolving business climate, companies must constantly contend with new challenges and aggressively pursue new opportunities-and so often, that requires drastic shifts in the way businesses operate. And more than ever, IT is driving those changes. Transformation is hard, and not everyone enjoys it. Hear from three top executives—all of whom have “CIO-Plus” experience-who have driven dramatic changes in their businesses. In this interactive panel and Q&A session, these executives will share perspectives on leading transformations, getting buy-in and support from their fellow leaders, and truly driving change-all while getting results that are reshaping their industries.

11:00am -Grand Chenier, 5th Floor | The Moneyball CIO - Learning the Science of IT Decision Making
sponsored by Info~Tech

Geoff Nielson

Director, Innovation & Strategy
Info~Tech

IT can often feel like an unwinnable game, with limited resources, changing priorities, multiple stakeholders and increased demands. Too often, IT leaders must make decisions with insufficient information and without knowing the true effect on the business.

Info-Tech’s framework removes the guesswork from what makes the business happy and predicts the impact of key decisions before they happen.
Info-Tech will walk you through the 3 real drivers of business satisfaction, and help IT leaders navigate a world in which:

  • Only 28% of Business Leaders are satisfied with the performance of IT
  • 67% of CIOs are not aligned with executives on the role of IT
11:45am - Hot Lunch Buffet Served

Lunch Menu

12:40pm - Armstrong Ballroom, 8th Floor | Keynote Introduction

Name

Title
Company
 
12:45pm - Armstrong Ballroom, 8th Floor | GE's Journey to the Cloud

Adam Raymer

Public Cloud Team Lead
GE

Adam will be discussing GE’s journey to the cloud, covering transformational elements of cloud services, and how the cloud is driving brilliant outcomes for GE and its customers.

1:30pm - | Networking Break
2:00pm - | Breakout Sessions
2:00pm - Borgne Room, 3rd Floor | Deploying an Enterprise-wide Software Asset Management Strategy
sponsored by SoftwareOne

Ruark Chick

CIO
Jones Walker

Elaine Bienvenu

Director of IT
Jones Walker

An effective software asset management strategy has two primary goals: compliance and optimization.  The CIO and IT director of Jones Walker will share with the audience the factors driving their decision to develop a robust software asset management strategy, how they selected a tool for their environment, why managed services help to drive the most value out of their SAM implementation, and the unexpected returns of their investment in a SAM tool and strategy.

2:00pm - Maurepas Room, 3rd Floor | Ransomware, How to Avoid the Crypto Crisis
sponsored by TrendMicro

Russ Goldbach

Sales Engineer, Cybersecurty Expert
TrendMicro

Ransomware has rapidly emerged as a significant threat to businesses and organizations of all verticals and sizes. In this day and age where data is invaluable, cybercriminals are taking advantage of people who don’t know a lot about malware behavior. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet when it comes to ransomware. Being prepared to deal with it requires a multilayered, step-by-step approach for the best risk mitigation. Join our conversation to learn how you can best protect your organization from ransomware and avoid business disruption, loss of productivity, damage to brand reputation and legal implications that come along with recovering from a ransomware attack.

2:00pm - Bayside ABC, 4th Floor | Workforce Development in Louisiana. Talent Growth in State
Moderator

Michael DeBoer

CIO
GE Capital

Gaylon Stockman

CISO
Franciscan Missionaries

Charlie McMahon

VP of IT
Tulane University

Lamar Gardere

CIO
City of New Orleans

Abstract

2:00pm - Grand Chenier , 5th Floor | IT Governance: Policies and Processes
sponsored by ServiceNow

Tom Gerace

AVP, Enterprise Services, Deputy CTO
Tulane University Technology Services

The value of information technology results in part from effective IT governance – the organization’s allocation of IT decision rights and accountability. IT can no longer be thought of as an isolated function in our organizations but rather an organizational competency. IT governance is a set of policies and associated processes that defines WHAT decisions must be made, WHO should make the decisions, and HOW the decisions will be made and monitored. In this session we will explore how Tulane University’s Technology Services is leading the effort to define IT governance policies and build a set of processes that support the decision-making from request to budgetary approval.

Attendees will:

  • Discover how to improve results by managing request intake and assessment.
  • Explore how to align resources and business strategy.
  • Learn how good technology governance leads to better business results.
  • See how ServiceNow’s Demand Management can be used to evaluate requests, establish costs, and align strategic initiatives
2:45pm - | Networking Break
3:00pm - | Breakout Sessions
3:00pm - Borgne Room, 3rd Floor | Starting Your IT Organization's Journey to Cloud IT
sponsored by ASG/Tintri

Scott Harney

Consulting Engineer
ASG

Victor Gentry

Sr Systems Engineer
Tintri

The pace of innovation and change in the IT industry is accelerating.  Cloud IT and the traditional IT we live and breathe today appear to be diverging.  How are these two approaches different and what might they have in common?  What advantages can be gained by moving towards Cloud IT operating methodologies in a traditional IT world? What practical steps should IT practitioners and leaders take to start their own journey to operating in a Cloud IT world?   What should these customers begin looking for in technology products and vendors in the near term as they prepare for a Cloud-oriented future?   

3:00pm - Bayside ABC, 4th Floor | CIO Competencies

John Lever

Former CIO
Naval Meteorology & Oceanography Comman

Melissa Wheat

Surf Eagle Program Manager
COMNAVMETOCCOM N22

Claudette Millsap

Director, IT Operations
National Finance Center

Zeeshan Sheikh

CIO
Entergy

Jeff Penton

CIO
Port of New Orleans

The Federal CIO Council has described eleven core competencies relevant to CIOs of Federal Agencies to assure compliance with the Clinger-Cohen Act and other relevant statutes, as follow:
1.            Policy and Organization
2.            Leadership and Human Capital Management
3.            Process and Change Management
4.            Information Resources Strategy and Planning
5.            IT Performance Assessment
6.            IT Project and Program Management
7.            Capital Planning and Investment Control
8.            Information and Knowledge Management
9.            Cybersecurity/Information Assurance
10.          Enterprise Architecture
11.          Technology Management and Assessment

This panel will examine the relevance of these competencies to the private sector and evaluate whether and how these competencies can be applied in a commercial environment.  Also, the panel will discuss the extent to which the majority of IT managers possess these competencies.  The means of attaining them will be discussed.
3:00pm -Grand Chenier, 5th Floor | IT Transformations That Lead to Significant Business Outcomes
sponsored by HPE

Scott Spradley

CIO
HPE

Creating a technology platform that helps your business thrive in a disruptive marketplace takes experience and an understanding of how IT systems interact with each other—and the people who use them, to create relevant business outcomes. Turn ideas into value through the agility of the cloud, through data-driven insights to drive revenue, and through secure, anywhere, anytime collaboration. Welcome to the idea economy. Accelerate your next big idea by embracing change now.

3:45pm - | Networking Break
3:55pm - Armstrong Ballroom, 8th Floor | Keynote Introduction

Name

Title
Company
 
4:00pm - Armstrong Ballroom, 8th Floor | Last Man Down: A Fireman's Story

Richard Picciotto

Chief & Highest Ranking Firefighter to Survive the WTC Center
FDNY

In a presentation modeled after his best-selling book, Last Man Down, FDNY Chief Richard Picciotto offers a tribute to the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001. His recount is not one of death and destruction, but a celebration of life and its unpredictable nature. Picciotto offers an eyewitness account of the defining historical event of our lives; his story is that of a man, a hero, and a tragic event that inspired a nation.

4:45pm - Armstrong Ballroom, 8th Floor | Closing Remarks

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Title
Company
 
4:50pm - Networking Reception

Enjoy this complimentary cocktail reception featuring an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and conversation. Make this an important element of your attendance to the Summit. The ability to network and collaborate with your peers in an open and no-hype environment will prove to provide long lasting value to your key business initiatives moving forward.

 
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