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Renaissance Executive Forums Indiana

Regional CIO Forum Meeting

December 10, 2021, In-person Event

Nimble IT and Ransomware Case Study


The December meeting is a must-attend.  In addition to our regular segments, we will discuss two engaging topics, nimble IT and a ransomware case study. 

Nimble IT

Bob Francis, SDI CIO will lead a discussion about nimble IT.  Many chief information officers lean toward standardization and centralization to manage aspects of IT like scale, cost, and security but is that right for all companies and industries?  Bob's approach to nimble IT consider these issues and more like culture, the regulatory environment, and the speed to market.  This will be a lively discussion which we will all learn. 

Ransomware Case Study

Tech writers state that ransomware attacks increased in 2021*.  We will investigate the lessons learned in a recent ransom attack.  For most businesses, it will be much more than restoring from backup.  This is an opportunity to learn from others, which could result in threat prevention and avoidance.    

Details In Brief

What: December 10, 2021, Regional CIO Forum

Topic: Nimble IT and a Ransomware Case Study

Where: The physical location of this Fort Wayne-based meeting will be communicated shortly in a Renaissance Executive Forum calendar appointment.

When: Friday, December 10, 2021

Time: Gather at 9:00 AM for light breakfast fare and begin promptly at 9:30 AM.

You can submit your thought-provoking hot topics in advance to Clifford Clarke. 

The REF model is in-depth and requires a high degree of personal accountability to your peers. It is a regional model that offers an expanded reach. To further explain, I have attached a briefing and video linkThis invitation-only event is open to Executive Forum members.  Non-members can request an invitation if you are a Chief Information Officer in northern Indiana.    

In other news:

Renaissance Executive Forum News: View REF Indiana News


Infragard Indiana: The Indiana Chapter of Infragard hosts its Education Sector Event on December 9, 2021.  You are welcome to attend and share with your IT security staff.  

2021 Education Security Summit



*Henriquez, M. (2021), Banking industry sees 1318% increase in ransomware attacks in 2021. From:

Seals, T. (2021), Ransomware Volumes Hit Record Highs as 2021 Wears On. From:



Registration: Invitation only.  Click here to request an invitation.  


For more information about the next meeting contact Clifford Clarke.


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