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forward networks presents

Chicago Network and Security Leaders Summit

June 20, 2024 | An interactive executive event featuring insights from practicing technology executives 

How data transparency ensures network resiliency and security

Please join us for an exclusive networking event designed specifically for senior-level IT professionals. This event presents a unique opportunity to connect with industry peers, gain insights from top experts, and win a brand-new Fuse Mountain Bike. In addition, each attendee will receive a signed copy of the renowned book, The Cyber Defense Matrix!


Gourmet Lunch and Networking
Roundtable Discussion: What are your biggest networking challenges?
Rich Cariddi, ADP Streamlining Change Control in Network Operations: Insights from a Seasoned Professional
Sounil Yu, The Cyber Defense Matrix
Break with Refreshments
Round Table Discussion and Reactions
Steve Allie – Tales from the frontline, how Forward Networks is helping Fortune 500 companies solve their toughest problems
Forward Networks Demo
Reception and Mountain Bike Give Away
CISO & CIO Summit

Event Speakers

Rich Cariddi

Streamlining Change Control in Network Operations: Insights from a Seasoned Professional

Rich Cariddi, Principal Engineer, ADP

Rich will share his team's success using Forward Networks to strengthen their network infrastructure. Discover how Forward Networks helps ADP prevent outages, enable firewall self-service, deliver meaningful cost savings, enhance network reliability, and ensure robust security. This session will feature live demos and engaging discussions.

The Cyber Defense Matrix

Sounil Yu, Author

Immerse yourself in the world of cybersecurity innovation with Sounil Yu, the renowned author behind The Cyber Defense Matrix. Gain clarity amidst the multitude of security solutions, as Sounil unveils his groundbreaking framework. Learn how to navigate through the noise and achieve your security goals with confidence. Plus, each attendee will receive a signed copy of the book!

Tales from the Frontline: 
How Fortune 500 Companies Solve Their Toughest Problems Using a Digital Twin

Steve Allie, Vice President Technical Services, Forward Networks

Steve will share real-life experiences and success stories of Forward Networks assisting Fortune 500 companies in overcoming their most challenging networking obstacles through data transparency.
CISO & CIO Summit
June 20, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (reception to follow)
Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook Chicago 
2815 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Attendees receive a signed copy of The Cyber Defense Matrix
One attendee will win Fuse Mountain Bike
2024 Globee Awards Winner for CyberSecurity
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