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CIO Solutions Practicum Dinner July 18th, 2019


Date:           July 18th, 2019

Location:   The Ohio State University 
                   The Blackwell Inn and Conference Center


“Tightening The Boundaries On A Loosening Playing Field”


We know that today’s revolutionary struggles between the future and the past will polarize us into winners and losers,…or at least into winning versus mediocrity.  The latter in each of those circumstances reeks of serious vulnerability.   

The pressures of thinner margins are now compounded by expanding regulatory and compliance mandates, remote workers and BYOD.  And it doesn’t end there.  Newer technology options like the cloud that promise to make things better could actually make things worse.  How you manage those vulnerabilities will determine whether you will be playing for competitive separation or instead simply playing for competitive existence.

For example, as the public cloud continues to release many new services and delivery models, information security executives are scrambling for more effective controls regarding security, compliance and regulatory directives.

So, where do you specifically stand on this scale?  Join the conversation as one acclaimed executive describes how his organization works to address this issue. 

The “CIO Practicum” (part of the widely respected “CIO Solutions Gallery” series) is an ongoing forum where senior IT leaders and their business peers come together in a shared working dinner setting to learn from one another.  Uniquely organized around “peer learning”, this provocative program has received high praise among participating CIOs and other senior executives in the technology and/or operations leadership community.   It helps to build an improved and creative personal network of peers and executives devoted to sharing best practices, renewing their skills on an ongoing basis, and raising the level of technical “literacy” and effectiveness within their organizations.

There is no cost to invited senior leaders.  Sponsoring opportunities are available for invited technology product and service providers.



5:00pm             Registration and Welcoming Reception

6:10pm             Welcome
                         Mr. Robert Mick
                         Director of Professional Programs
                         The Ohio State University College of Engineering

6:15pm             Opening Thoughts and Session Level-Set
                         Mr. Bruce Barnes
                         Program Co-Founder
                        The Ohio State University

6:45pm             The Evening’s Showcased Related Problem Scenario
                         Mark Tomallo
                         Chief Information Security Officer
                         Ascena Retail Group
                         2018 National Finalist
                         “FAIR Institute Business Innovator"

7:15pm             Working Dinner

Over dinner the participants will act as separate workgroups, discussing the presented problem(s).  Each workgroup will then derive a series of agreed-upon answers and/or next steps for recommended solution(s).   

8:15pm             Report Backs

8:45pm             Evening Summary
                         Mr. Bruce Barnes

9:00pm             Adjourn