About 60 executives strategically aligned in data, analytics, information security, and information technology came together at CDO Magazine’s Cincinnati Tech City Leaders’ Meeting. The event was hosted by Fifth Third Bank at their downtown Cincinnati headquarters on September 7.
This region of the U.S. Midwest is exploding as a talent hub for innovation, serving as an ideal backdrop for an engaging discussion around the topic of “Identity and Data as the Building Blocks for a Modernization Effort.”
Leading the talk was a panel of industry thought leaders from Fifth Third Bank including speakers Nate Murray, Chief Data Officer; Seetharaman Kishor, Line of Business Chief Information Officer; Lori Anello, Chief Information Security Officer; and moderator, Brian Minick, Chief Technology and Information Security Officer.
The discussion focused on:
How identity and data are foundational to a modernization effort
How modernization impacts enterprise data and information security
The impact that modernization has on bottom line business
Key points were:
In today's market, it's important to have a data/technology strategy that enables customers to have access to their data quickly, while at the same time considering confidentiality, integrity and availability.
Digital transformation requires pre-planning and strategic thinking to implement it properly.
There are special considerations when you have a hybrid between a mainframe and the cloud.
According to event sponsor Tom LaSalle, Denodo Sales Director: “When CDO Magazine offers gatherings such as this, they enable data & security leaders to understand how their peer groups are innovating in ways we had not considered before.” He adds that these events inspire local “data & security leaders to improve their skills in leading organizations by learning and developing best practices for managing internal customer expectations and delivering measurable results.”
Moderator Minick agrees, “Regardless of our industry, data and security professionals often wrestle with the same challenges. Understanding how others think about technology modernizations, and the challenges associated with it helps us all learn and move faster.”
The Cincinnati Tech City Leaders’ Meeting was sponsored by AHEAD, Denodo and Enlivened Tech.
Executives participating in the meeting included:
Jarrod Anderson, ADM Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence; Lori Anello, Fifth Third Bank Chief Information Security Officer; Gaby Batshoun, GBS CEO; Micah Brown, American Modern Insurance Security Architect; Jill Campbell, CIO Advisor, Board of Directors, Franciscan Media;; Christopher Carissimi, GE Aviation CTO; Justin Clark, Baretta Information Security Manager; Marc Cordray, First Financial Bank FVP, Senior Director of Enterprise Data Management; Karyl Cunningham, CDO Magazine Global Events Manager; Brian Duvall, AHEAD Client Director; Eddie Hamann, Danis Building Construction Director of IT; Lisa Heckler, CareSource VP & Chief Information Security Officer; Matt King, Belcan Chief Security & Data Officer; Seetharaman Kishor, Fifth Third Bank Line of Business Chief Information Officer; Tim Lange, Great American Insurance Group Divisional VP, Information Security; Thomas LaSalle, Denodo Sales Director; Adam Leisring, Paycor CISO; Chris Marshall, CDO Magazine Global Community Leader; Michael McCalmont, AtriCure VP of IT; Kylie McCarthy, CDO Magazine Global Events Manager; James McIntyre, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati CIO; Shawn McMillian, Western & Southern Financial Group AVP Deputy CISO; Rob Michel, Lenovo Director of Cloud Security; Brian Minick, Fifth Third Bank Chief Technology and Information Security Officer; Mindy Mobley, CDO Magazine Global Events Director; Ajaz Mohammad, Great American Insurance, Director Data Strategy and Enterprise Architecture; Nate Murray, Fifth Third Bank Chief Data Officer; Filipe Oliveira, Aero Fulfillment Director of Application Development; Jackie Osborne, CDO and Comspark Magazine Global Events Manager; Lee Patsel, ADM Senior Manager, Global Service Management & Governance; Todd Pugh, Sugarcreek CIO; Dave Ramsey, Macy's Inc. Director Product Analytics; Michael Redmond, Metro Louisville Deputy CISO; Matt Schereur, Financial Services Industry; Himanshu Shah, FIS Senior Director, Data Development; Michael & Heather Sutter, Enlivened Tech; Richard Thorp, Swissport CTO; Tuan Phan, ThreatReel Principal Security Engineer; Dan Whitacre, University of Cincinnati Adjunct Professor; Mike Woods, Denodo VP & General Manager; Shannon Wullenweber, CDO Magazine Global Events Manager; Michelle Ziegler, CDO Magazine Global VP of Partner Development & Events; and Christine Zmich, RSM US Director, Business Development.