CIO Denver Summit | Aug. 24, 2023 | Denver, CO, USA


Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Address

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Panel - CIO & CISO Priorities 2023: Nurturing Talent, Sustainability & Protecting The Enterprise

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

In this thought-provoking discussion, we delve into the crucial concerns of today's technology leaders.

Discover how CIOs and CISOs navigate the evolving landscape by prioritizing talent development, fostering a sustainable approach, and fortifying enterprise security.

Gain valuable insights into innovative strategies that empower organizations to attract and retain top talent, embrace environmentally conscious practices, and implement robust cybersecurity measures.

Join us to stay ahead in the digital age while safeguarding your organization's success.

Bill Hofmann

Vice President, Digital Technology Services

Intermountain Health

Quincey Collins

Chief Security Officer

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Andrew Fazzone

Head of Cybersecurity & Compliance


Molly Rauzi

Managing Director & Chief Technology Officer

Gagen MacDonald

Sponsor Keynote: Put AI to Work in Your Business

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

The current AI landscape presents an opportunity for businesses to achieve a significant breakthrough in productivity and competitiveness amidst a challenging economic environment and talent shortages. Consumers around the world have been awakened to the possibility of AI to augment their abilities and improve work. But AI for business has unique needs: governance, a modern data foundation, and intelligent automation across tools and teams that allows organizations to seize new opportunities for growth. Learn from business leaders how they are taking advantage of this convergence of new technologies, unleashing creativity, and up-leveling skills with AI and automation at scale.

Sridhar Muppidi


IBM Security

Executive Networking Break

10:15 AM - 10:25 AM

Think Tank - Humans, Robots & Machines: The Rise of Automation, AI & ML

10:25 AM - 10:50 AM

Third Party Risk Management: Identifying & Reducing Risks and Thinking Beyond Cyber Sec

In an interconnected business landscape, effective third-party risk management is crucial for organizations to safeguard their operations beyond traditional cyber security concerns.

This session delves into the realm of third-party risk management, exploring strategies to identify and mitigate risks that extend beyond cyber security. We will discuss the importance of holistic risk assessment methodologies, proactive due diligence, and continuous monitoring to ensure comprehensive risk management.

By examining real-world examples and best practices, attendees will gain insights into enhancing their organization's risk management capabilities and foster resilience in an increasingly complex business environment.

Matthew McCarville

Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice Chancellor, IT Strategy, Services & Operations

University of Colorado Denver

Thought Leadership - Beyond Passwordless: Zero-Trust “Always Verify” Security with No User Action

10:55 AM - 11:20 AM

Join Thi Nguyen-Huu, President and CEO of WinMagic, as he brings new insights and innovation to the world of passwordless authentication.

Passwordless authentication frees users from having to remember their passwords. WinMagic has further revolutionized the passwordless experience by introducing no-user-action — no passwords, no traditional MFA and no hardware keys. The user only needs to unlock the endpoint for seamless, secure and virtually invisible access to their online apps and services.

Learn about WinMagic’s state-of-the-art FIDO-based authentication that delivers uncompromising, phishing-resistant security. Thi will introduce a new concept featuring a “user + endpoint device” entity where the endpoint verifies the user in real-time. MagicEndpoint offers secure online authentication and continuous verification to support your Zero Trust strategy. Combine this revolutionary no-user-action approach with WinMagic’s 25 years of continuous innovation in full disk encryption and secure MFA for preboot login and Windows sign-on.

Whether you’re starting your passwordless journey or building your use case, come discover how to achieve powerful security with the best user experience.

Thi Nguyen-Huu

President and CEO


Fireside Chat: Hybrid World, How To Get The Best Out Of Your Team

11:25 AM - 11:50 AM

This session explores strategies for maximizing team performance in the evolving landscape of remote and in-person work.

In this session, participants will delve into the challenges and opportunities presented by hybrid work models, such as fostering collaboration, maintaining communication, and nurturing a positive team culture.

Attendees will gain practical insights and actionable techniques to optimize team productivity, enhance motivation, and build strong relationships across virtual and physical environments.

Join us to unlock the potential of your team in the hybrid world.

Bill Hofmann

Vice President, Digital Technology Services

Intermountain Health

Unleashing Agility: Harnessing the Power of Low-Code for Developer Productivity, Innovation, and Gov

11:55 AM - 12:05 PM

In a setting where developers were struggling to get things done, processes had become really confusing, and there was a lot of technical debt piling up, the work backlog seemed like a tough opponent.

 This session brings together two important stories, showing how low-code platforms fit into YESCO's journey to become more agile and maximize developer productivity change and the implications of IT operations and governance. You'll learn how to size up low-code platforms, handle risks and rules, and make the most of low-code's power to come up with new ideas quickly and make things more flexible.

 Key Takeaways:

- Figuring out the good sides and possible problems that come with low-code application development.

- Coming up with smart plans to keep everything in line with rules and security when using low-code.

- Best practices for leveraging high-performance low-code to drive innovation and speed-to-market.

Mike Neyman

Software Engineer and Development Manager


Knowledge Exchange | Peer-to-Peer Topic Tables

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM

Our knowledge exchange tables are the perfect opportunity for delegates to join intimate discussions led by other IT and Security leaders and learn from each other in an open environment. 

1. Nurturing Roots: Re-imagining Education & Preparing Generations for Corporate Careers

Led by: Jeff Konishi, Chief Technology Officer, Aurora Public Schools

2. Innovative Ways to Deliver Products and Services

Led By: Sean Clark, Senior Director, Software Engineering, Capital One

3. Humans, Robotics & Machines: A Deeper Dive into Automation, AI & ML

Led by: Dr Matthew McCarville, Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice Chancellor, IT Strategy, Services & Operations, University of Colorado Denver

4. Cyber Risk Insurance & Processes / Quantifying Risk in 2023

Led by: Monica Minkel, VP Executive Risk Enterprise Leader, Holmes Murphy & Associates

Jeff Konishi

Chief Technology Officer

Aurora Public Schools

Sean Clark

Senior Director, Software Engineering

Capital One

Matthew McCarville

Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice Chancellor, IT Strategy, Services & Operations

University of Colorado Denver

Monica Minkel

Vice President Executive Risk Enterprise Leader

Holmes Murphy & Associates

Executive Networking Lunch

12:50 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel - Diversity, Equity And Inclusion: The Positive Impact On Transformation

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Embark on a transformative journey with our panel session specifically curated for CIOs and CISOs.

Join us as we explore the untapped potential of diversity and inclusion in driving organizational growth and innovation.

Discover how diverse teams foster creativity, enhance problem-solving capabilities, and drive positive transformation within the digital landscape.

Gain valuable insights from industry leaders as they share best practices and strategies for creating inclusive environments that attract diverse talent and empower organizations to thrive in an ever-evolving technological landscape.

Chris Martinez

Senior Vice President Senior Cloud Business Information Security Officer

Bank of America

Jeff Konishi

Chief Technology Officer

Aurora Public Schools

Sean Clark

Senior Director, Software Engineering

Capital One

Diana Cano

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Technology


Kelly Sain

Chief Technology Officer

Thompson School District

Roundtable Breakouts: Zero Trust, Digital Transformation, Hiring Struggles

2:45 PM - 3:10 PM

Time to get up, get moving, and solve some of technologies biggest challenges. CDM Media's J.D. Miller leads several simultaneous discussions around Zero Trust, digital transformation, and hiring challenges plaguing tech leaders today. Join in on these interactive conversations with your peers to learn how other organizations are handling these issues and share your experiences as we all seek better ways to grow our departments and organizations.

Executive Networking Break

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Think Tank: Cyber Security 2023 - How to Prioritize Security with Shrinking Budgets

3:35 PM - 4:00 PM

This session will discuss how to make risk based decisions and maintain security continuity when budgets get tight.

Key takeaways:

- Reviewing your security stack to find cost savings

- Understanding where to invest and where not to

- Recommendations on vendor selection processes to save time and money

- How to properly negotiate fair pricing

Mark Jaques

Director of Information Security

Vox Media

Closing Panel - The Cyber Threat Landscape: Exploring The Unknown

4:05 PM - 4:45 PM

The Cyber Threat Landscape: Exploring The Unknown And Looking At Security As A Business Enabler

Delve into the uncharted territories of the cyber threat landscape with our panel session to end the day's agenda.

Join esteemed experts as they navigate the evolving cyber landscape, discussing the unknown risks and vulnerabilities faced by organizations today.

Gain unique perspectives on how robust security measures can not only protect against threats but also serve as a catalyst for business growth.

 Discover innovative strategies that leverage security as a competitive advantage, enabling organizations to build trust, enhance customer relationships, and drive sustainable success in the digital era.

Chris Martinez

Senior Vice President Senior Cloud Business Information Security Officer

Bank of America

Emily Cellar

VP of IT Infrastructure & Operations


Aquarious Workman

Cyber Security SME


Dan Sorensen

Chief Information Security Officer

Air National Guard

Closing Remarks

4:45 PM - 4:55 PM

Executive Networking Drinks Reception

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM