From an economics perspective, Dean Knetter discusses the significance of the IT revolution for U.S. macroeconomic performance over the last decade and the prospects for continued productivity growth from IT advances and implementation. He will also discuss the microeconomic environment required for IT to deliver full benefits at the level of firms and government agencies
Emerging from the dot com boom and bust cycle, CIOs faced several years of tight budgets and skepticism regarding the value of information technology. Now, CIOs face tasks that are far less glamorous than they enjoyed just a few years ago: They must secure their enterprises against attacks, viruses, spam and adware; and they must build the infrastructure to assist their companies in complying with a host of new regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley.
CEOs must understand that this work, although unglamorous, is essential to their business. On top of these necessary supporting tasks, CIOs should be looking to apply new technologies once again in a focused manner that can demonstrate clear return on investment. CIOs and CEOs must reach the understanding that corporate IT resources can be strategic—not merely a cost center—once again.
Organizations face increasing challenges to prevent cyber-attacks, identity theft, and the misappropriation of confidential information. Learn what technologies are available to reduce your risk of attack. If attacked, learn what issues a business must consider in formulating a response and what legal remedies may be available to pursue the attackers. Learn what your state government is doing to address these issues.
The Legal Pitfalls Associated with Document Retention and Destruction Policies
This segment provides the latest account of what organizations must do to manage information in a climate when businesses are being sanctioned by the courts for negligent care and/or intentional destruction of information relevant in litigation. The recent case involving a federal courtâs sanctioning of Morgan Stanley and its lawyers and other examples provide a powerful incentive for organizations to implement programs, policies and procedures to manage information to avoid trouble whether in litigation or not.
Managing Risk in the Age of Information Misappropriation by Insiders: The Importance of Internal Investigations
This presentation discusses the increasing problem of misappropriation of confidential information by insiders (employees) and provides essential techniques to help management reduce the risk of loss and what to do when an act of misappropriation happens.
Security, integration and effective IT decisions make a hard pillow to sleep on. And they’re a just a few of the things a CIO has to worry about in the modern world of always-on, high-demand operations and support while continuing to provide a very effective and contemporary information technology environment. Hear from the CIO of the University of Wisconsin-Madison about some of the challenges of providing an IT infrastructure and IT services worthy of this world-class research university.
When response to natural disasters, terrorist attacks, computer viruses or hacks needs to reach beyond just your headquarters – are you ready? Learn from the CIO of Florida Power & Light about preparation, restoration, management tools and public/customer communications. Following his presentation you will learn more about The State of Wisconsin’s Enterprise Emergency Management Plan from Gina Frank-Reece, deputy secretary of the Department of Administration, and then leaders from a bank, insurance, and telecommunications company will answer your questions about this timely and mission-critical subject.
Running a reliable and successful IT shop is one of the key components for a CIO to become credible in their organization, but there are many other factors that secure their success and help them to be a key player in determining their company’s competitive edge. In this session, Stefanie McCann, Editor at Large of CIO Decisions will interview CIOs from various industries, sharing their tips on how they remain vital executives in their organizations.
They address issues such as: