CISO Detroit Summit | June 15, 2023 | Detroit, MI, USA


Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Welcome Address

9:45 AM - 9:55 AM

Opening Keynote: Four Strategic Investment Themes for Your Digital Portfolio

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The digital journey is no longer an aspiration or nice-to-have; it is an essential focus for every organization. The era of digital transformation is changing the way businesses operate. A strategic approach to digital transformation with planned investments in technology and people is required to help organizations succeed in the digital economy. Strategic digital investments made today decide the future shape of the organizations, and their ability to sustain and grow.

It is easy to say that companies should invest in digital programs, but how do they identify which opportunities are worth the investment? Without a holistic approach, these efforts will likely fail, or at best, take far longer to reach desired objectives. Should you focus on customer experience first and put off the employee experience? Should you prioritize customer acquisition over new product development, or new business models? Should you focus on innovation or process efficiencies, or instead, hone in on democratizing data access?

Raj Polanki

Divisional CIO

Wacker Chemical Corporation

Coffee And Convo's

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM
Join your fellow C-Suite Executives for coffee and networking.

Think Tank: Agile Data Warehousing in Support of CORA Patients

11:00 AM - 11:24 AM
"Agile" has been a buzzword for data warehousing and business intelligence development over the last decade. Agile data warehousing is a methodology that aims to deliver value to the business faster and more efficiently than traditional approaches. This session is a case study on how CORA applied key principles to deliver its Enterprise Data Warehouse with multiple dashboards and reports. Join this session to: • Learn the principles and practices of agile data warehousing, such as iterative development, test-driven design, continuous integration and delivery, and user feedback. • Look at the challenges and benefits of applying agile data warehousing in real-world scenarios • Walk away with tips and best practices for successful implementation.

Ahmad Malik

Sr. Vice President IT & CIO

CORA Physical Therapy

Executive Boardroom: Transforming Manufacturing with Data Exploring the Power of Qlik and Databricks

11:25 AM - 11:50 AM

Learn to access, analyze, and use SAP, IT and OT data, and other sources to modernize production, improve processes, and manufacturing performance. Modern manufacturing companies need to combine different types of data and      sources efficiently in order reduce the cost of information management to improve insights into production. The challenge is that data takes many      forms, and it exists in different formats: from master data used to guide a company’s processes (like material specs) to transactional records like purchase orders—and the unstructured form generated by IoT production      equipment sensors. Efficiently managing and transforming the raw data stored in various enterprise sources like ERP, CRM, WMS, and proprietary data structures such as SAP into usable Data Lakes is critical to improving manufacturing performance.

Discover how Qlik and Databricks together are revolutionizing the manufacturing industry through data. Join our experts and learn how customers like Mercedes, Vale, and Greene Tweed are tackling challenges such as: 

  • Reducing production and supply-chain friction points
  • Adapting to local and global disruptive events
  • Improving Overall Equipment Efficiency and production

Matt Hayes

VP of SAP Business


Shiv Trisal

Global Industry Leader – Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics


Embracing the Hybrid Workforce: Strategies for Supporting Seamless Collaboration and Productivity

11:55 AM - 12:20 PM

The global shift towards hybrid work models has become a defining trend in the modern workplace. With the emergence of remote work practices and the increasing importance of flexible arrangements, organizations are faced with new challenges and opportunities. This conference session aims to explore the concept of hybrid work and provide valuable insights into supporting and maximizing the potential of this diverse workforce.


Michael Fortuna

Director of Application Engineering

Amerisure Insurance

Knowledge Exchange: Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

12:25 PM - 12:50 PM

Topic #1: Embracing Digital Transformation

Topic #2: Managing IT Budgets in an Evolving Landscape

Networking Lunch

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM

Think Tank: Accelerate Business Transformation by accepting that IT cannot do it all

1:55 PM - 2:20 PM

Business leaders are under pressure to drive growth and find efficiencies in their operations. Some blame IT for being too slow to enable their vision while the majority understands there is limited IT capacity to support every initiative and idea out there. This is a challenge for many companies and enterprises as the pace of tech-driven change and speed to action are what differentiates leaders from laggards.  With the democratization of technology and the general availability of almost turnkey solutions that require minimum to no technical background to implement, IT can empower business leaders to take advantage of these solutions by reinventing IT’s role. IT does not need to be at the center of every effort and business leaders can play a larger role while IT focuses on becoming an incubator and minimizing risk


  • Business should not be constrained by the bandwidth of the IT organization
  • IT leaders need to embrace new ways of enabling transformation without the traditional IT structure and processes
  • Guided partnership is key to minimizing risk and ensuring enterprise data is managed and protected

Abdelhadi Altheeb

Senior Director - Information Technology

GE Healthcare

Think Tank: What Security Controls must an Enterprise Invest in to Mitigate Recent Attack Themes

2:25 PM - 2:50 PM
What is the problem we are addressing? Cyber attacks are on the rise and enterprises are struggling to come up with a strategic approach to prevent major (reported to the Board) incidents. The goal is to present a strategy that will prevent from major incidents from occurring. The goal is not to prevent from any incident from happening? Not all incidents are created equal, can we at least prevent the major ones?

Hassan Ali

Principal Security Architect


KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGES: Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

2:55 PM - 3:30 PM
Topic #1: Strengthening Cybersecurity Posture Topic #2: Data Privacy and Compliance

PM Break

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Closing Panel: Digital Transformation

3:55 PM - 4:25 PM

This session will explore the challenges and opportunities that CIOs and CISOs will face in the future, as the roles continue to evolve with the rapid pace of technological advancements and increasing cybersecurity threats. Speakers will discuss the latest trends, the evolving threat landscape, collaboration between CIO and CISO, and the required skills for future leaders in this field.

James Terry


Genesee County

Ahmad Malik

Sr. Vice President IT & CIO

CORA Physical Therapy

Game Show

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Closing Remarks

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Summit Happy Hour

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM