Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies for a Transformative Enterprise

CXO Dinner

November 8, 2022 - New York, NY

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Martin Howard
Martin Howard


Fortium Partners


Martin is an insightful IT executive, Martin collaborates with his team to assess their technology capabilities and establish a strategic plan and projects to strengthen IT impact. Martin has a history of implementing complex enterprise systems – enterprise risk planning, electronic medical records, and customer relationship management – on time and under budget. He demonstrates a calm, cool and collected leadership style when considering security matters and handling compliance and data breach concerns. Whether working with a start-up or at a company with international operations, Martin embraces innovation and promotes utilizing IT to drive business transformation.

Scot Miller Mr. Cooper
Scot Miller


Mr. Cooper


Scot Miller, CISSP, CISM, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Mr. Cooper Group. He serves on the Dallas CISO Board, has presented on advances in Information Security and Technology Governance at consortiums in Florida, Texas, New York, Arizona, and Connecticut, and has been quoted in national magazines and other industry symposiums. Scot built high performing Security and Operations teams from the ground up, and over the past few years, brought Mr. Cooper’s Identity Governance and Compliance teams to a new level. The supporting projects won the 2021 Cybersecurity Team of the Year and CSO50 Award from a pool of national and international candidates for innovation, agility, and meaningful impact on a business. Scot’s team is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and reducing risk for all Mr. Cooper’s Group business entities. Previous to his duty at the Mortgage Servicing institution, he was CISO for HMS (a Texas based Healthcare Information Services organization), Head of Global IT Security for Alcon Laboratories, and Chief Security Architect at MassMutual Financial Group. Scot was also the VP and CTO for the CT chapter of ISSA.

Ben Halpert (1) Castle Black
Ben Halpert


Castle Black


Ben Halpert is a man on a mission: to educate and empower today’s digital citizens in the workplace, at schools, and at home. By day, he is the CISO at Groupon bringing his global experience in Risk Management, Cyber Security, Physical Security, Audit, Privacy, Compliance, and IT to benefit their merchants and customers. By night, he champions cyber ethics education throughout society via the 501(c)3 nonprofit Savvy Cyber Kids he founded in 2007. Ben is honored to speak and keynote at conferences and events worldwide. He has presented at the World Economic Forum, multiple times at the RSA Security Conference, InfoSec World Conference & SecureWorld events. Ben was invited to present at TEDxKids@Vilnius (Raising Savvy Cyber Kids) and TEDxSaintThomas (Technology addiction and what you can do about it). In addition, Ben has presented at IEEE, ACM, CSO50, CISO Summits, the Worth Safety & Security Summit and many other events over his career. Based on his early research and experience in the then emerging field of Cloud Computing, Ben was invited to publish Auditing Cloud Computing: A Security and Privacy Guide through John Wiley & Sons. Ben was a contributing author to Readings and Cases in the Management of Information Security and the Encyclopedia of Information Ethics & Security, wrote the security column for Mobile Enterprise Magazine and has contributed to seven NIST special publications. Through Savvy Cyber Kids, Ben provides cyber ethics educational and awareness sessions for parents, teachers, and students – from preschool through high school. Ben is the award-winning author of The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home children’s book series (The Family Gets a Computer, The Defeat of the Cyber Bully, and Adventures Beyond the Screen). As a trusted voice on a variety of cyber security issues, Ben has made numerous TV and radio appearances and has been featured in newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Wired, BBC, Kilinger, Good Morning America, Good Day Atlanta, CNN HLN, Fox News, RogersTV, RTVI, 11 Alive, WSB-TV, among others.


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Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies for a Transformative Enterprise

Is it really possible to create a cloud-first strategy without losing control of your organization’s reliable and secure eco-system? CIOs today overwhelmingly are looking to increase spend on outsourced or cloud-based solutions in order to refocus their internal operations on transformative business oriented priorities. However, infrastructure investment and support remains foundational to keeping the enterprise running. Your Digital Transformation journey according to most CXOs requires a metamorphosis of both organizational and partner structure and capabilities. In this timely engaging session we will explore how CIOs and CISOs are approaching this conundrum and discuss the IT organization’s “future of work” as cloud-first strategies shift from aspirational to reality.

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