2017 Conference Overview.
2017 Conference Overview.
Monday, August 14
1:00pm: Registration Desk Open
2:00pm – 5:30pm: Roundtable Discussions (by invitation only)
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Welcome reception
Tuesday, August 15
7:30am: Networking Breakfast
8:30am – 5:15pm: Conference sessions
5:15pm – 6:00pm: Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, August 16
7:45am: Networking Breakfast
8:45am – 5:00pm: Conference sessions
6:30pm – 9:00pm: Awards cocktail reception, gala and awards ceremony (open to all conference attendees)
|12:00pm - 6:30pm||Registration|
|2:00pm - 3:30pm|
|4:00pm - 5:30pm|
|5:30pm - 6:30pm||Welcome Reception|
|7:30am - 6:00pm||Registration|
|7:30am - 8:30am||Networking Breakfast|
|8:30am - 8:45am||Welcome and Opening Remarks|
|8:45am - 9:45am||CIOs and the Anticipatory Organization: Turning Disruptive Change into Innovation and Opportunity |
Global futurist Daniel Burrus draws upon decades of research and business experience in teaching IT and business leaders how to think more strategically by separating “hard trends” (which will definitely happen) from “soft trends” (which can be influenced or altered). In applying his Hard Trend Methodology to leading companies worldwide, Daniel discovered a critical missing competency in many organizations: Anticipation. “Most of the problems CIOs experience are problems they could have seen and pre-solved,” says the author and business strategist. “Once you understand how to separate the hard trends from soft ones, you can anticipate disruptions before they disrupt.” In this eye-opening and motivating keynote, Daniel will explain how CIOs can apply his Anticipatory Organization Model to tap into what he calls “everyday innovation,” solving challenges faster, recognizing previously invisible opportunities – and ultimately accelerating both your organization’s growth and your personal success.
Daniel Burrus, CEO, Burrus Research
|9:45am - 10:15am||Tech Fluency: The CIO’s Opportunity to Foster an Enterprise-Wide Culture of Tech Savviness for a Competitive Edge|
|10:15am - 10:45am||Networking & Refreshments Break|
|10:45am - 11:15am|
|11:20am - 12:05pm||Hard Trends vs. Soft Trends: An Executive Workshop with Daniel Burrus |
In a world full of uncertainties, the ability to separate (inevitable) hard trends from (influenceable) soft trends can forever change the way companies make critical decisions about the future. “Once you can identify the hard trends that will happen, you can predict disruptions before they disrupt — and capitalize on emerging opportunities,” says Daniel Burrus, whose methodologies have changed the way some of the world’s leading companies strategize and plan. In this hands-on workshop, Daniel will delve more deeply into his hard trends methodology, demonstrating how to apply its principles and encouraging group discussions drawn from real-world scenarios.
Daniel Burrus, CEO, Burrus Research
|12:15pm - 1:30pm||Networking Lunch|
|1:30pm - 2:15pm||Embracing Machine Learning for Digital Transformation |
“Any company that’s not embracing machine learning, in their products or their business operations, will start to struggle in the next decade,” predicts Dan Olley of Elsevier, the scientific & health information arm of $9 billion, UK-based RELX Group. Machine learning plays a significant role in Elsevier’s successful business transformation, moving from providing researchers and health professionals with static electronic information to creating a wide range of data driven advisory products. In this session, he’ll talk about the role of data and machine learning that lay at the heart of the company’s digital transformation. “Machine learning offers us the capability to do things we never thought possible a decade ago, it’s going to be as seismic as the Internet itself,” he says. “It’s totally transformative.”
Dan Olley, EVP Product Development and CTO, Elsevier
|2:20pm - 2:50pm|
|3:00pm - 3:30pm||Afternoon Networking Break|
|3:30pm - 4:00pm||The IT Leader’s Guide to Artificial and Augmented Intelligence |
Deep learning. Machine learning. Artificial or augmented intelligence. What does it all mean and why should CIOs care? The data science behind these trends can deliver immense dividends for those who know how to take advantage of them. But how to get started? How relevant is any of this to your business, anyway? In this short, pragmatic session, JPL’s Chief Innovation Officer Tom Soderstrom will inspire you with examples of readily available AI technologies, as he explains how to make the most of AI by incorporating the Internet of Things, cloud and advanced analytics into your business today.
Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, JPL
|4:00pm - 5:00pm||CIO 100 Winner Lightning Round & Panel: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning |
In the first half of this compelling session, you’ll hear from four of our CIO 100 winners whose projects featured significant use of AI or machine learning to deliver innovation and business value. Each IT leader will have 7 minutes to summarize the innovative aspects of the project, highlighting the business problems overcome and results delivered. Then in the second half, we’ll move to an audience Q&A format and panel discussion as we explore the best practices and lessons learned.
Michele D’Alessandro, VP and CIO, Manufacturing IT, Merck
Moderator: Anne McCrory, Group VP, CIO
|5:00pm - 5:10pm||Closing Remarks|
|5:15pm - 6:00pm||Cocktail Reception|
|7:30am - 7:00pm||Registration|
|7:30am - 8:30am||Networking Breakfast|
|8:30am - 8:45am||Welcome Back & Opening Remarks|
|8:45am - 9:30am||Delivering on Digital at MasterCard: Contextual Commerce and the Payments Industry’s “Third Wave” |
Digital architecture is the foundation of innovation at Mastercard, laying the groundwork for the latest payment technologies in the IoT and AI spaces. As the global digital transformation continues, it is imperative that CIOs adapt to the changing nature of technology and collaborate with their business partners to ensure these innovations are delivered at the highest standards. Now that technology is the business, CIOs must think and act differently. Ed McLaughlin, recently promoted from CIO to President of Operations & Technology, is in a unique position to do just that. In this keynote session, McLaughlin will explore the CIO’s evolving digital role, the vital importance of IT architecture as a backbone of business innovation, and the mandate to enhance the consumer experience safely and securely.
Ed McLaughlin, President, Operations and Technology, MasterCard
|9:30am - 10:00am||The Power of Liberated Data to Accelerate IT Innovation |
Companies have been trying to speed up their innovation delivery for many years. The mantra has always been to move faster, but often at the cost of higher quality and stronger security. Despite countless billions invested to help our people innovate faster, projects still have data friction that keeps them from innovating at an even faster rate.
In this session, Delphix CEO Chris Cook explains how a new approach in the alignment of people, process, and technology will enable the rapid, automated, and secure management of data and dramatically improve your organization’s data-driven business outcomes.. He’ll be joined by Marty Boos, CIO of StubHub, who will share thoughts on how he liberated his data and streamlined time-to-innovation from months to near real-time.
|10:05am - 10:35am|
|10:45am - 11:15am|
|11:15am - 11:40am||Networking & Refreshment Break|
|11:45am - 12:45pm||CIO 100 Winner Lightning Round & Panel: Data Science and Advanced Analytics |
From integrated big data platforms to location-based mobile apps to real-time package tracking, the ability to explore, segment and predict customer behavior is a rapidly expanding frontier. The delivery of new content and services is changing the data delivery conversation from tactical to strategic for companies across every industry. In the first half of this compelling session, you’ll hear from four of our CIO 100 winners whose projects have enhanced customer interactions via data analytics. Each IT leader will have 7 minutes to summarize the innovative aspects of the project, highlighting the business problems overcome and results delivered. Then in the second half, we’ll move to an audience Q&A format and panel discussion as we explore the best practices and lessons learned.
|12:45pm - 2:00pm||Networking Lunch|
|2:00pm - 2:45pm||The Politics of Innovation: Why Business and Social Networks Matter |
Why should innovators care about governments or politics? That’s one of the thought-provoking questions Zak Taylor set out to answer in his latest book. “The Politics of Innovation” brings together current political and economic wisdom – along with the latest research — on how nations become leaders in science and information technology. “People in the business world often don’t see government or politics as all that relevant to their ability to innovate,” Zak notes. Yet in analyzing more than 50 years of theory and research on national innovation rates, the Georgia Tech professor discovered some unexpected connections between innovation and the strength of private, public and professional networks. In his talk, he’ll share his global perspectives on the intriguing mix of conditions, policies and practices that shape the world’s most innovative countries.
Mark Zachary Taylor, Associate Professor and Author, “The Politics of Innovation”, Georgia Institute of Technology
|2:45pm - 3:45pm||The CIO as Corporate Officer: An Interactive Panel and Collaborative Exercise |
CIOs today have tremendous potential to play more vital roles as business leaders, but where should they focus first? How do they strike the right balance between fiduciary responsibilities and innovation leadership? In this dynamic brainstorming session, our experienced panel of IT leaders will explore some of the key competencies and attributes that can transform pure-play technology officers into corporate business leaders. The concepts are driven by top CIOs, who collaborated with the CIO Executive Council to develop an evolutionary career roadmap that will be shared with all attendees. In alternating segments of panel discussion, in-depth table conversations and audience feedback, everyone will have a chance to exchange ideas and contribute their thoughts on the future of the CIO as corporate officer.
|3:45pm - 4:00pm||Afternoon Refreshment Break|
|4:00pm - 5:00pm||Essential Leadership Skills for Evolving IT Organizations: The CIO Hall of Fame Panel |
From business model disruptions and corporate upheavals to accelerated global expansion and digital transformation, our CIO Hall of Fame members have lived and learned their way through all of it. As technology takes center stage as the star player in corporate growth strategies, today’s CIOs and IT organizations must orchestrate a complex symphony of shifting customer expectations, emerging (and often risky) technology directions and steadily rising demands for business collaboration. In this candid conversation about the capabilities and skill sets IT needs for success in the digitally transforming world of work, a selection of our newest Hall of Fame honorees will share insights from their most memorable leadership lessons along with practical ideas on talent management, customer engagement and career pathways.
Rick Hopfer, CIO, Molina Health Care
Moderator: Maryfran Johnson, Executive Director, CIO Programs
|5:00pm - 5:15pm||Closing Remarks|
|6:30pm - 7:00pm||CIO 100 Awards Cocktail Reception |
Join your peers and colleagues as the night’s festivities begin. This is open to all conference attendees.
|7:00pm - 9:00pm||CIO 100 Awards & Hall of Fame Gala Celebration |
The 2017 CIO 100 Awards presentation celebrates award-winning organizations for their use of innovative IT to deliver business value, followed by the induction of our newest members of the CIO Hall of Fame.