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The Threat Landscape has changed dramatically in the last four years. In 2011 alone Symantec discovered 403,000,000 unique pieces of malware. In 2010 Stuxnet became a household name and points the way for nation states to use cyber sabotage attacks on critical infrastructure. In 2012 others followed that lead. Much has changed since the days of the I Love You virus and Code Red. This session will provide an overview of the 2013 threat landscape, what has happened and what Symantec expects to come next. Topics covered will include Targeted Attacks, Mobile Threats, Cybercrime, Attack Toolkits and advanced Social Engineering.
For most business and technology leaders the concept of governing data and information assets makes practical sense. However, moments of sensibility often give way to pressing projects, budget constraints, and mounting business pressures. Besides, the traditional argument for governance lacks a compelling value proposition and the thought of implementing such a discipline can be overwhelming.
The good news – it does not have to be this way! Research clearly indicates that data driven organizations are more successful and productive in all aspects of their business. Furthermore, moving from a project based culture to a data centric enterprise is very achievable.
Join Jim Orr, Author of ”Data Governance for the Executive” and Director at Information Builders, as he leads the discussion on redefining what data governance really is, the true value it brings to an enterprise, and how companies can make it operational and affordable at the same time.
An examination of the trends of Big Data and Advanced Analytics as well as the technology, services and education needed to thrive in this new field. We’ll explore examples of true industry-disruptive analytics-driven transformations and the catalysts for transformation. Examining the role of people is paramount to success in order to develop a high-performing data scientist team – starting today.
Throughout 2012, PDS participated in a series of discussions with industry leaders on harnessing the power of technology to compete in the 21st century. In many ways it turned into a discussion about how to unlock the potential of the digital generation that is just coming of age. A generation that is not embracing technology, but rather born of it. A generation with the potential to dramatically accelerate the introduction of disruptive technology causing all of us to rethink everything we know about the application of technology in our lives and in business.
Disruptive technology by definition results in an interruption and breaks the continuity of work in businesses. The short-term impact is often negative but positioned properly could spur innovation and growth. The focus of the discussion is a closer look at some of these technologies that are reshaping the existing IT and business processes. Going from Big data to the next wave of collaborative technology. What are they? What’s their impact? And how do we position ourselves to truly take full advantage of the opportunities ahead.
In this session Gartner analyst Doug Laney will lead an interactive discussion on how organizations can develop a strategy and vision for Big Data and what are the key non-technical components of a Big Data initiative. He will also share Gartner’s research on the hard benefits of becoming an infocentric organization—one that values and manages information as an actual corporate asset. Specific topics will include but not be limited to:
• Preparing the necessary elements of a Big Data initiative
• Justifying and gauge Big Data investments
• Adapting big ideas for Big Data from other industries
Software-as-a-Service has proven itself as a way to lower total cost of ownership and improve time to value. However, mobile, social, and analytics (driven by the opportunities from big data) are driving significant changes in your IT landscape. You now need to look beyond traditional TCO and time to value and look at time to ongoing value. The challenge and opportunity lie in how you incorporate these new technologies while supporting an increasing pace of business change. We will discuss strategies for accelerating, realizing and increasing the value of your business applications investments through the power of the SaaS model.
This session will address:
• Why the legacy approach cannot keep pace with business or technology change, and the new mindset delivered by the SaaS model
• How the SaaS model better positions organizations to leverage the forces driving technology change
• How a well-architected SaaS solution helps enable agile organizations that respond quickly to business change
National Mortgage Insurance Corporation (“National MI”), is a new mortgage insurance company with access to over $500 million of private, unencumbered capital for the mortgage insurance sector. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area, National MI is led by an experienced management team with strong mortgage, financial services and start-up experience.
After serving as CIO for public company, National MI’s CIO, Stan Pachura, took on the challenge of running the IT organization for two major reasons – one that he would have the opportunity to build a team to meet the challenges of a start-up company with a clear vision and very tight deadlines, and still have some fun, and two that he would not be encumbered by any legacy infrastructure, processes, or systems. This has enabled National MI to progress very quickly and receive the required approvals to launch its business within the demanding constraints established at the inception of the business.
In this interactive case study discussion, Stan will cover these major components of National MI’s successful technology platform launch:
• The economic and market conditions that made this opportunity successful
• The challenges faced by the organization to obtain the required approvals
• The technologies, services, and providers that enabled success
• The solutions deployed to meet the needs of a start-up financial services company
• A summary of the results including current corporate status
• Lessons learned along the way
Could a stuxnet attack on the entire US power grid happen anytime, and cripple the economy? Join the discussion with internationally renowned cyber-security expert Howard Schmidt. He will lead a conversation about proven strategies, and protections you can implement to thwart the constant change and evolving sophisticated threats to your entire eco-system. Cyber-threats were identified as one of the top global risks to watch in the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Global Risk Report in Davos.
Headlines as recently as September, 2012, revealed the current administration’s high priority for significantly increasing our country’s protection against these potentially crippling attacks. Just as technology changes quickly so do the threats. Development, deployment and IT operations need to have security and privacy built in from the beginning. Success with cyber-security can be achieved by looking at at processes from end to end.
Speakers, advisory board members and invited quests only due to limited space
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