13th ITMA CIO Study Trip

13th ITMA CIO Study Trip

Washington DC & New York

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 , 8.00am - 5.00pm to Sunday, 13 October 2019 , 8.00am - 5.00pm

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Digital & Security In Action

Digital & Security In Action

Dear Valued ITMA Member,

We are pleased to bring you the long awaited ITMA CIO Study Trip. Running for the 13th year, the delegation of the 13th ITMA CIO Study Trip will be heading to the 'Big Apple" and Washington DC, the capital of the United States of America. Delegates can feast your eyes on the many national museums and monuments which are also present in the district as well as 179 embassies. The Study Trip is an exclusive event for CIOs/IT Heads and Heads of Function. It has been well regarded as a great opportunity to learn and network with industry peers from different industries.


Success in digital businesses has led to an explosive increase in organisations making digital a part of their business strategy. Whether digitally native companies or traditional businesses transforming to be digital, organisations are looking at creating new ways using technology to engage customers, collaborate with partners and achieve operational efficiencies. Every part of a business is examined using new digital technologies to increase revenue and reduce cost. This is done in a climate of cybersecurity threats that has never been so present today compared to the past. The digital transformation is changing the way organisations operate. One of the areas it's transforming is cyber security. There are now more potential cyber threats than ever before, and attacks are becoming more sophisticated. How can these 2 challenges, Digital and Security, be effectively juggled to allow organisations to move ahead at digital speed but while managing their cyber security risks.


• Visit companies who are at the forefront of deploying new technologies and learn about their vision and how technology is transforming their businesses.
• Learn how established companies are making transformational changes to remain relevant and be more competitive.
• Discussions with key company executives on their vision and execution experiences in driving greater innovation in their businesses.
Join us on a trip to look at how others are adapting their strategies for this revolution. Some of the organisations we will be visiting include:

HOMELAND SECURITY - “Defend Today, Secure Tomorrow” 

The Department of Homeland Security works to improve the security of the United States. The Department's work includes customs, border, and immigration enforcement, emergency response to natural and manmade disasters, antiterrorism work, and cybersecurity.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION - Insertion of AI – Recipe for Successful Innovation
At the National Science Foundation (NSF), technological innovation is everywhere — from slithering, snake-like robots to bioengineered cells that serve as digital signal processors. In this session, Dorothy Aronson, CIO of NSF will share her key ingredients to innovation including how to approach tech like AI.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) - Predicting The Way to Food Safety
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with monitoring the safety of the US food supply, which has become increasingly crucial due to the increase in mass market raw food consumption. FDA uses analytics to better predict foodborne illnesses and detect which food producers are susceptible to contaminating the food supply. ITMA delegates can see how predictive analytics is applied at scale in a mission-critical use case.

US POSTAL - Digitally Transforming the Business
US Postal has made investments over the last 5 years to create what they are calling a complete "digital reflection of the mail". In addition to sensors on every person, truck, and machine, they have also scanned every piece of mail as it moves through the system. Delegates can hear about the transformation journey and the business and technology decisions that were made.

FINRA - Keeping Pace with Digital Transformation
FINRA is a not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America's investors by making sure the broker-dealer industry operates fairly and honestly. The organization employs roughly 3,500 people and focuses on protecting investors by surveilling both the markets and the broker-dealer activities. From Big Data analytics, to security and agility on the cloud, FINRA has been on the leading edge of transformation. For this session, hear about the journey that FINRA has taken on their transformation journey to cloud and the learnings-to-date, as well as outlook for the future and new initiatives that will allow them to continue to lead the global market for finance.

UNIT 42 - Detecting Malicious Campaigns with Machine Learning
Unit 42 is the global threat intelligence team at Palo Alto Networks® and are a recognized authority on cyberthreats, frequently sought out by enterprises and government agencies around the world. With the increasing scale of the security threats today, Unit 42 has also developed new techniques that utilize machine learning to identify and tackle threats at scale. ITMA attendees will learn how Machine Learning is being used to detect malicious campaigns.

GRAPHEN INC - Solving Problems Using AI with Graph Technologies
Graphen Inc is in the business of building next-generation AI platforms. For over a decade, they have been working to advance AI technologies based on the potential capabilities of graph infrastructure. Graph databases are NoSQL DBs used in Twitter, Google and Facebook to map their users - people are basically nodes and their relationships connected with an arc; and these billion of users are mapped onto a big graph showing connections and relationships.
Delegates can learn which areas and problems where graph technologies could be used advantageously.

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