Fusion 2017 Thursday Agenda

Thursday, March 23, 2017 ~ Day Two

as of February 7, 2017 ~ subject to change

7:00 - 8:00 am

Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10 am



8:15 - 9:05 am


Keynote: Securing the Future of Work

Kurt Roemer, Chief Security Strategist, Citrix
   Bob Turner, CISO, UW Madison
  Todd Tupper, Director Computing Services and IT, Colony Brands
    Mark P West, Director Global Cyber Threat Detection & Incident Response, Johnson Controls

As people move out of traditional offices and increasingly into transient locations, computing platforms and networks – how will security and privacy be assured?  Today’s security technologies have failed to scale to the proportions of cloud and IoT (Internet of Things) as the threat landscape continues to expand and digital business demands parity of threats and countermeasures.  What are the options for integrating security into the fabric of workplace transformation and what questions should we ask as new services are instituted?

This highly-interactive session will explore the following core topics on our journey to Securing the Future of Work:
• The ways in which our notion of work and collaboration are changing – and how security is being challenged
• Organizational barriers and facilitators in adapting to the evolving threat landscape
• How the bastions of physical security and positive control morph into mobile enclaves and are IoT enhanced
• Why cloud and IoT are not the enemies of security and can actually help manage highly distributed security events
• The transformation of our notions of security and privacy, led by highly-automated Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning


9:15 - 10:35 am


Keynote: Understanding the Rapid Changes and Complexities of Underwriting Cyber Insurance

Anthony Koludrovic, Vice President | Specialty E&O, Liberty International Underwriters
Ted Nickel, Commissioner of Insurance, State of Wisconsin
Theodore M. Schaer, Co-Chair - Property and Casualty Defense Dept., Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy, P.C.
Nadine Friedman, Senior Vice President, Integro Insurance Brokers
Elizabeth S. Fitch, CIPP/US, Managing Partner, Righi Fitch Law Group
   Joan Schmit, American Family Insurance Distinguished Chair of Risk Management and Insurance, Professor - Risk and Insurance, UW Madison

Cyber risk has become a leading issue for many organizations. In an increasingly punitive legal and regulatory environment, and in the face of more frequent contractual insurance requirements specifying cyber liability, forward-thinking companies are taking proactive steps to explore transfer cyber risk. Join the conversation with subject matter experts on risk and protection.

This session will cover:

  • When should organizations be concerned about their cyber risk exposure?
  • What is the state of the current cyber market? What are the trends that we’re seeing?
  • How do organizations transfer cyber risk?
  • Why are standard insurance policies not enough?
  • What is the scope of today’s cyber coverage?
  • What are things an organization should consider when selecting a cyber policy?
  • What does the application/underwriting process look like?
  • How do you identify and analyze exposures, risk, and potential insurance needs, including proposed structures?
  • How can you manage risk to lower premiums?
  • What are the alternative solutions?  
  • Where are there gaps in coverage on current cyber policies?



10:40 - 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:05 - 11:50 am


Keynote: Inherit and Transform -  Developing a Data Enabled Business

Kerri Hoffman, VP of IT, Building Technologies and Solutions, Johnson Controls
   Bentley Curran, VP of Digital Business and CIO, Brady Corp.

While the need to be highly customer focused and adopt new digital business models is becoming table stakes, many traditional companies have 100s of legacy applications, multiple data masters, and traditional ways of working that keep them from springing ahead. Learn how to accelerate the cultural, operational and technical changes it takes to go from traditional IT to a strategic partner delivering business and customer results.   Join us for a lively discussion led by Kerrie Hoffman, VP, Technology at Johnson Controls, who led the IT transformation at Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency Business Unit.


12:00 - 1:30 pm

Lunch ~ Sponsored by PDS
Guest Speaker: Don't Sit on the Sidelines

Bruce Maas, CIO and Vice Provost for IT, UW Madison

Bruce Maas will share his observations on the unique opportunity for the business community to engage with UW-Madison in partnership to develop the next generation of security and other high demand professionals, and keep them in state. 

Presenting the FusionCIO Lifetime Achievement Award to Bruce Maas

Bruce is retiring from 42 years of service in higher education having established a legacy of re-engagement at the national and international levels. He helped lead the engagement between the IT organization and researchers/faculty that significantly advanced the mission of the university.

Bruce grew up in rural Wisconsin and as a first-generation college graduate, he finds that that has helped him relate to other governmental and business leaders who often have similar backgrounds. His diverse roles include University Budget Manager, Assistant Dean for Business Affairs, and PeopleSoft Student System Executive Project Manager. He also spent 7 years as CIO UW-Milwaukee. He is nationally recognized leader in higher education having served a Director, Faculty Chair and a EDUCAUSE Board Chair.

Bruce is dedicating his retirement to create a next-generation, diverse IT workforce by developing educational programs for K-12 and higher education.  Thank you for your passion and relentless support of education.  We wish you the best in the next chapter. Go Badgers! 


1:40 - 2:30 pm

Keynote: Investing in Cybersecurity: How to Know When Enough is Enough

Eric Cornelius, Director of Critical Infrastructure and Industrial Control Systems, Cylance
   Bill Nash, CISO, WI Dept of Administration
   Bob Turner, CISO, UW Madison

Many business leaders are aware of the need for cybersecurity but have difficulty evaluating its cost and value. This talk will discuss an approach to understanding cyber risk in the context of business and how to identify and invest in a cybersecurity program that actually makes sense.  

2:35 - 2:50 pm

Networking Break ~ sponsored by PegaSystems



2:55 - 3:45 pm

Keynote: Your CEO Asks You About Blockchain - "Is It Foundational or Disruptive to Business?" Now What?

Ted Nickel, Commissioner of Insurance, State of Wisconsin

Ted Stuckey, Vice President, Digital Innovation, QBE Insurance

Elizabeth Brown, Associate Professor, College of Business, UW La Crosse

Mike Klein, Editorial Director, WTN News

Pramod Achanta, Partner, Financial Services Blockchain Practice Leader for North America, IBM


   Blaise Beaulier, VP - Enterprise Projects & Support, Northwestern Mutual Life

   Guy Ringle, SVP, Director of Bank Operations, Associated Bank

Blockchain has been called the biggest game changer for business and personal lives since the commercialization of the internet. 2016 was the year of experimentation. In 2017 organizations are unlocking value. What are the challenges and limitations and how to do you plan for this technology? Join the discussion with leading experts in Blockchain innovations, technology, services, regulation, solutions, and the law to address questions you are going too be asked by your Board of Directors.

From one perspective Blockchain is disruptive, for people, processes, finance, legal, security, operational efficiencies and regulations. For others, it is a game changing technology with tremendous potential for creative and innovative ways that will change business forever. Blockchain’s potential is recognized industry-wide to reduce costs and take out and improve processes.

This session will cover a broad range of questions:

  • What is the biggest misconception about blockchain?
  • How do you find the right use cases to explore blockchain ?
  • Why should companies invest precious innovation resources to blockchain technologies?
  • How can a rigid regulatory framework embrace BlockChain and help the market to deliver new products an services to consumers.
  • What are the legal issues of privacy and anti-trust that "Smart Contracts” create as data is stored and distributed globally?




3:55 - 4:45 pm

Keynote: Public Private Partnerships Protecting Your Infrastructure

Steven Gutkin, Deputy Director New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
David Cagigal, CIO, State of Wisconsin
   Jim Motes, Vice President - IT Security, Kohler Co.
   Col. Jeffrey Alston, Director, IT and Communications, WI Army National Guard

The states of New Jersey and Wisconsin have undertaken considerable efforts building public/private partnerships. In past years, this focus was predominantly related to physical security. More recently, organizations are transitioning to a partnership model that bridges the cyber and physical domains allowing all to better defend our nation’s critical infrastructure (power grid, pipelines, water and transportation systems, etc.). Attendees will learn about the challenges both states faced, their use of the NIST Framework, along with the collaboration necessary to deal with the challenging interdependencies and consequences of an outage associated with cyber and physically interconnected systems.


4:45 - 6:00 pm

Closing Reception