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12:00pm - 6:00pm Registration Opens

Room – Palos Verdes Pre-Function

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Executive Roundtable: Comprehensive Data Protection: Inside, Outside and On the Go

Room – Palos Verdes 7

The value and vulnerability of organizations’ data has been steadily increasing as business becomes more digital. Bad actors on the outside are more sophisticated, while insider threats – intentional or not – are exacerbated by a more transient workforce. Throw in mobility, the use of employee-owned devices and cloud, and it’s never been more challenging to protect this critical asset.

In this roundtable discussion, we will explore the latest approaches to data protection and what IT and security leaders are doing today to identify threats, mitigate risks, and recover from inevitable data incidents.

Pre-registration is required
Sponsored by Code42

Moderator: Abbie Lundberg, Contributing Editor, CIO

Executive Roundtable: Converging Disruption: Creating a Framework for Digital Transformation, Big Data, and IoT

Room – Palos Verdes 6

Today’s CIO is tasked with understanding and evolving the enterprise based on major IT and business trends, ever-escalating consumer demands, and emerging alternative  business models. In executing projects around big data, digital transformation, Internet of Things and other disruptive technologies, organizations often address these major initiatives independently without setting the framework for their cumulative result – the platform for a rapidly evolving business model. To be truly future-relevant requires an even greater perspective and  a cohesive framework that takes into account the enabling technologies as well as the changing nature of work and new organizational structures. During this 90-minute roundtable session, CIOs will lay out the challenges and best practices associated with future-proofing IT, plus workshop through what they need to start, stop and do different to set a framework that ensures the success of their organizations.

Pre-registration is required
Sponsored by Dell Services

Bob May, Executive Director, Global Commercial Industries, Dell Services
Sameer Kishore, Vice President, Banking, Financial Services, Securities & Insurance (BFSI), Dell Services
Tim McMullen, Executive Director, Global Provider & Life Sciences New Sales, Business Development & Consulting, Dell Services
Kris Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Office of the CTO, Dell Services

Moderator: Julia King, Contributing Editor, CIO

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Executive Roundtable: Ahead of the Curve: Bypass IP Management to Achieve Speed and Agility

Room – Palos Verdes 6

In the rush to deploy critical applications and access to data in today’s fast-paced business environment, enterprise networks have become ultra-complex and more vulnerable, negatively impacting speed and agility. During this off-the-record CIO discussion, we’ll explore the challenges involved with quickly and securely provisioning new resources, and connecting a growing variety of endpoints, as business conditions change and evolve. Jeff Hussey, CEO of Tempered Networks will also offer his vision on how all aspects of a network can now be software-defined, orchestrated, cloaked, and encrypted easily, over any network topology–WAN, LAN, Wireless, Cellular, SatCom networks.

Pre-registration is required
Sponsored by Tempered Networks

Moderator: Julia King, Contributing Editor, CIO

Executive Roundtable: Turning Storage Challenges into Business Advantage

Room – Palos Verdes 7

Everywhere we look, there are more IT applications creating new sources of data – much of it unstructured and coming from a wide variety of sources. Increasingly connected business models, a proliferation of connected devices and the cloud mean that millions of devices are creating, collecting and sending data every second. Used effectively, this data can be incredibly valuable. But CIOs must figure out how to manage this unprecedented volume of data efficiently and cost effectively, while maintaining accessibility and regulatory compliance.

Do you have growing unstructured data storage issues that you need to resolve? Have you found a way to achieve this that is flexible, scalable and also simple to deploy? In this executive roundtable, we’ll discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions that effectively address an increasingly complex world of unstructured data management.

Pre-registration is required
Sponsored by IBM

Moderator: Abbie Lundberg, Contributing Editor, CIO

5:30pm - 6:30pm Welcome Reception

Room – Palos Verdes Pre-Function West

7:30am - 6:00pm Registration Opens

Room – Palos Verdes Pre-Function

7:30am - 8:30am Networking Breakfast

Room – Palos Verdes Terrace

Have a professional barista prepare a specialty drink to order – espresso, café latte, macchiato, cappuccino, hot cocoa or chai latte, courtesy of ServiceNow.

8:30am - 8:45am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Room – Palos Verdes 4

Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Events

8:45am - 9:45am Opening Keynote: Designing Your Business for the 21st Century

Room – Palos Verdes 4

“Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product,” says CEO Mike Walsh of Tomorrow, a global consultancy that helps design 21st century businesses. The companies that will thrive in the near future are the ones not only embracing change but breaking the rules. In our CIO 100 opening keynote, the author of “The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas” will talk about the experiences and lessons learned from successful Fortune 500 clients on leveraging disruptive innovation, solving business problems with social networks and applying “the new lean IT mindset” to sharpen your focus on how future customers will think, talk and transact.

Mike Walsh, CEO, Tomorrow; Author, “The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas

9:45am - 10:30am Getting Ahead of the Curve

Room – Palos Verdes 4

Across industries, the race to digital transformation is accelerating. Software developers and IT are driving business innovation and redefinition. This transformation continues to manifest in most companies on two familiar fronts: cloud and mobility.  We’re now embracing multiple clouds, but IT doesn’t always have visibility into which clouds are being used for what projects. That creates issues around visibility, security, management and governance. On the mobile front, the array of devices sharing data and accessing cloud services has exploded, while the Internet of Things (IoT) is redefining product development, customer experiences, service delivery and business models. In this session, VMware CIO Bask Iyer will share his experiences in these rapidly changing areas, exploring how IT leaders can see around the corners and continue to use technology to address the needs of their customers and their businesses.

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Bask Iyer, CIO and GM, IoT, VMware

10:30am - 11:00am Networking & Refreshments Break

Room – Palos Verdes Pre-Function West

11:00am - 11:30am

Cognitive Enterprises and the Pre-requisites for Digital-Speed IT

Room – Palos Verdes 6

A cognitive enterprise is one that is built to mimic a living organism – it senses and interprets its environment, makes decisions based on its interpretations, acts on its decisions swiftly and decisively, and then repeats the process. This is known as the OODA loop, for “Observe, Orient, Decide, Act.” Cognitive enterprises are OODA-driven enterprises: Whoever has the fastest OODA loops wins.

IT is what lets businesses speed up every step of the OODA loop. They need to achieve Digital-Speed IT — IT that delivers at the speed of business – and to do that, they must re-think fundamental assumptions about both the business changes they want to make and the software to enable them. In this session, we’ll walk through the three pre-requisites for achieving Digital-Speed IT: Measurement, Friction Analysis, and Velocity Analysis.

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Prasad Thrikutam, President, Application Services and Digital Business, Dell Services

Your Vendor Risk Process is Sabotaging Your Move to the Cloud

Room – Palos Verdes 7

Innovative organizations understand that cloud-based services, tools and software can be transformative to the way we work. But, many organizations remain saddled with an outdated procurement process and vendor risk assessment that hasn’t kept pace with the proliferation of cloud-based apps. This fails to serve the business and leaves CIOs struggling to balance risk while ensuring innovation and security are complementary. It’s time to rethink your vendor risk process and stop sabotaging your move to the cloud. Join Geoff Belknap, Chief Security Officer at Slack, to hear some true stories from both sides of the vendor risk assessment process. You’ll leave with actionable recommendations to help you make the move to the cloud simpler, more pleasant and more productive.

Geoff Belknap, Chief Security Officer, Slack Technologies

Innovating in the Age of Digital

Room – Palos Verdes 8

Competitive.  Agile. Innovative.  All characteristics describing how we want our organizations to be. Yet when we look in the mirror, we often see besieged, stiff and predictable looking back at us. So the questions remain:  “How do we create and foster a culture of innovation? How do we create and nurture innovation with a structured program?   How do  we fund?”

Join Steve Nunn, Unisys Global VP Cloud and Infrastructure Services for an inspiring session with real stories of how major organizations are unleashing the power of the cloud and innovating in the digital age.

 

Steve Nunn, Vice President, Global Cloud and Infrastructure Services, Unisys

11:35am - 12:25pm CIO 100 Winner Lightning Rounds: Changing the Customer Conversation with Predictive Data Analytics

Room – Palos Verdes 4

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 (via that mini-supercomputer mobile device in our hands) 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.

Marie Gutgesell – Please click here to view the presentation.

Niraj Jetly – Please click here to view the presentation.

Kim Felix, VP of IT, UPS
Marie Gutgesell, Global Watch CTO, Nielsen Research
Niraj Jetly, CIO, Nutrisavings
Wesley Richard, VP, Innovation and Operations, IMG

Moderator: Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Events

12:30pm - 1:40pm

Networking Lunch

Room – Palos Verdes Terrace

Women in Leadership (WIL) Luncheon

Room – Rocky Point

The Women in Leadership community at CIO Executive Council (CEC) is dedicated to raising the visibility of women in the IT profession, growing the awareness of the importance of increasing the pipeline of women entering IT and enabling the success of all women in leadership. The CEC is excited to partner in this special luncheon with our corporate sponsor DELL SERVICES. We hope you can join us at this for this fantastic opportunity to network with other senior women leaders and discuss issues that are important to you.

Pre-registration is required. Click HERE to register. Space is limited. 

1:45pm - 2:25pm Earning Your Way to Innovation Partner

Room – Palos Verdes 4

Securing that “seat at the table” is a vital step in any CIO’s career journey, but the real destination is the trusted business partnership that follows. “You have to earn your way to becoming a worthy innovation partner,” says CIO Robert Urwiler of Vail Resorts. During his 10 years as CIO of the $1.4 billion mountain resort operator, he has applied his own creation — “The IT Value Hierarchy” — to map the journey an IT organization must take to become a true business partner. Based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the model demonstrates the progressive layers of value IT must deliver in collaborating to solve business problems across the organization. In this inspiring presentation, Robert will use specific examples of profitable IT innovations at Vail Resorts to illustrate the practical applications of the model to any business.

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Robert Urwiler, CIO and EVP, Vail Resorts Inc.

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Taking the Complexity Out of “Hybrid IT”: A Practical Framework for CIOs

Room – Palos Verdes 6

Given the immense complexity of hybrid IT environments, many IT organizations expect their solution partners to be able to guide them through the demanding transitions while also providing the necessary management services, implementation and integration support. Obviously, choosing a vendor partner wisely is a critical step in making the shift from your current environment to the next one. Join Wade Alt, Senior Vice President for Global Solutions Engineering at Sungard Availability Services and Phillip Wade, Chief Operating and Information Officer at ELM Resources as they discuss a practical framework for CIOs to use when selecting a service provider.

 

Wade Alt, Senior Vice President for Global Solutions Engineering, Sungard Availability Services
Dominick Paul, VP, Solutions Architecture, Sungard Availability Services

Leading the Service Experience at Oshkosh Corp.

Room – Palos Verdes 4 (GS)

To successfully transform IT and drive services across different businesses, you need leaders to step up to all aspects of change. For Oshkosh Corp., a leading equipment manufacturer with 12,000 employees worldwide, the challenge was moving from disparate, siloed systems to globally aligned teams managing business services on an integrated platform. In this compelling story of successful organizational change, CIO Dave Schecklman will share the practical details and highlights of his inclusive leadership approach to empowering teams, creating a services oriented approach to delivering business outcomes and ultimately enabling richer customer experiences.

Hosted by ServiceNow

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Dave Schecklman, CIO, Oshkosh Corp.

Lessons for the Enterprise: Bringing Digital Transformation to the Tour de France

Room – Palos Verdes 7

Teaming up with Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) and the greatest cycling race in the world, Dimension Data is using big data analytics to transform the viewing experience for millions of Tour de France fans this year, delivering real-time information to viewers, commentators and teams. Headlining the innovations is Race Center, a web-based application hosted on Dimension Data’s cloud platform, which combines live race data, video, photographs, social media feeds, and race commentary for a immersive digital experience. In this expert session, Dimension Data’s Grant Sainsbury will share insightful stories about how the Tour de France experience can be applied to your enterprise. Be prepared to win some prizes if you can answer some Tour de France trivia questions.

Richard Garratt, VP Advanced Solutions, Data Centres, Dimension Data Americas

3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Networking Break

Room – Palos Verdes Pre-Function West

3:30pm - 4:00pm Building an Innovation Platform at CVS Health

Room – Palos Verdes 4

From its digital lab in Boston to the omnichannel IT strategies being driven by the business and technology organization, CVS Health is pushing the boundaries of innovation and digital leadership to better connect millions of people to high-quality health care. As CIO of the $180 billion Fortune 7 company, Stephen Gold and his team of 9,000 professionals have established IT as a competitive advantage across the enterprise, designing customer-centric product innovations that are fueling the company’s ongoing digital transformation and delivering real business value creation. One recent example is the rollout of a first-of-its-kind “digital pharmacy” application that offers CVS Health customers the ability to manage their prescriptions from a single, self-service website. In this presentation, Steve will lay out the specific approaches and technologies behind the broad integrated platform, and share his thoughts on how CIOs can turn enterprise-wide innovation into greater business success.

Stephen Gold, EVP, Business and Technology Operations & CIO, CVS Health

4:00pm - 5:00pm Inspiring Crazy Loyalty: A Leadership Workshop

Room – Palos Verdes 4

Leading change and business transformation became a way of life for Chris Laping during his 8 years as CIO of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. “We wanted a fast-moving brand. We needed a discipline around being great with change,” says the author of the newly published book “People Before Things.” In this closing keynote and workshop, Chris will share some of the many lessons he learned about change leadership. He’ll offer practical ideas on how CIOs can enable the right conditions and then lead an interactive workshop on coaching for specific behaviors to activate successful change throughout your organization.

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Chris Laping, Co-Founder and CEO, People Before Things LLC

5:00pm - 5:10pm Closing Remarks

Room – Palos Verdes 4

Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Events

5:15pm - 6:00pm Cocktail Reception

Room – Palos Verdes Pre-Function West/Terrace

7:30am - 7:00pm Registration Open

Room – Palos Verdes Pre-Function

7:30am - 8:30am Networking Breakfast

Room – Palos Verdes Pre-Function West

8:30am - 8:45am Welcome Back and Opening Remarks

Room – Palos Verdes 4

Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Events

8:45am - 9:30am From Silicon Valley to Wall Street: Applying Innovation Lessons from the Digital Natives

Room – Palos Verdes 4

Many of today’s most valuable companies are relatively young, digital natives like Google and Amazon, with business models born to maximize Internet commerce. “When you are a 232-year-old financial institution in a highly regulated industry, what can you learn from these digital natives?” asks CIO Suresh Kumar of BNY Mellon, the $15 billion global economic leader with $29 trillion in assets under its care. The answers to that question resonate at the core of the bank’s future as it reshapes its digital business strategies. In his opening keynote, Suresh will talk about the people, process and platform approaches BNY is using to accelerate its digital transformation. He’ll also share his thoughts about how IT is generating additional revenue sources from data analytics, and how the bank’s dedicated innovation centers are incubating new products and services for customers worldwide.

Suresh Kumar, Senior EVP and CIO, BNY Mellon Corp.

9:30am - 10:00am Reality Check on the Internet of Things: Profits, Perils, Pitfalls & Other Surprises for CIOs

Room – Palos Verdes 4

There’s no question that the Internet of Things (IoT), already estimated to be a $1.3 trillion global market by 2020, is playing an important role in the digital transformation of industries. Yet while manufacturing is widely thought to be leading the way in the United States, recent research from International Data Corp. tells a different story. “Our data suggests that retail is actually leading the way on several fronts,” says IDC’s Vernon Turner, SVP of Enterprise and IoT Research Fellow. “Companies are dealing with data they’ve never seen before, and unexpectedly, customers are willing to share data like never before.” In this contrarian look ahead at the IoT roadmap, maturity levels and emerging trends, Vernon will share his thoughts on how CIOs can prepare their companies for the dramatic business changes to come.

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Vernon Turner, SVP Enterprise Systems and Fellow for The Internet of Things, IDC

10:10am - 10:40am

Inside VMware’s Digital Transformation Journey

Room – Palos Verdes (GS)

Digital transformation —  driven by software, cloud, mobile, and big data – is significantly changing the way we run our business and IT operations at VMware. Central to our approach is finding ways to improve the effectiveness of employees and connect with customers in ways that were previously impossible. We have successfully tapped the power of a mobile cloud architecture to help the lines of business and learned how to address the challenges of implementing Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. In this session, you’ll hear from VP Avon Puri, head of our Enterprise Business Applications Delivery and recently honored by Computerworld as a 2016 Premier 100 IT Leader. Avon will share some of the challenges and lessons learned on VMware’s transformation journey, with special focus on business mobility, data analytics and the impact of IoT in the real-time enterprise.

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Avon Puri, Vice President, Business IT, VMware

Transforming Development in the Race to Innovate

Room – Palos Verdes 6

The widespread digitization of business has brought with it an ever-increasing demand for accelerating application projects.  Modern practices like Agile and DevOps require continuous delivery of ever-increasing data sets, which increases complexity, cost and risk.  And with enterprise data as the fuel for innovation, getting the right data to the right users, quickly and securely, is a critical challenge.  In this cross-industry panel, you will hear about varying methodologies and first-hand examples of how leading enterprises are leveraging emerging solutions to significantly accelerate initiatives under tightening delivery schedules.

Panelists:
Ralph Loura, CTO, Rodan + Fields
Jason Anders, Technology Director, Fannie Mae
Moderator:  Chris Fuller, Vice President Worldwide Customer Success, Delphix

Deliver on the Productivity Promise: A CIO’s Guide to Endpoint Visibility

Room – Palos Verdes 7

Earning buy-in from your users is the critical challenge for any enterprise IT initiative. With endpoint visibility, the modern CIO maximizes productivity by freeing users to work on the devices they choose, with the applications they want, in whatever way they like. So how do IT leaders embrace these powerful and inevitable workforce trends without putting the organization at risk? In this session, you’ll gain insights and ideas from an approach to making data protection a business accelerator, not an inhibitor.

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Jadee Hanson, Director of Security, Code42
David Ta, Principal Architect, Code42

10:45am - 11:15am Networking and Refreshment Break

Room – Palos Verdes Pre-Function West

11:15am - 12:15pm CIO 100 Winner Lightning Rounds: Delivering Real-Time Business Benefits with the Internet of Things

Room – Palos Verdes 4

Connecting people and machines via IoT sensors, wireless and mobile technologies can turn real-time data usage into a game-changing business strategy. For some companies, IoT capabilities deliver a competitive boost over rivals; for others, they translate into significant cost savings or dramatic improvements in product quality or employee safety. In the first half of this fast-paced session, you’ll hear from four of our CIO 100 winners whose projects exemplify successful approaches to using IoT technologies for business gain. 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.

Tim Platt – Please click here to view the presentation.

Ellen Andersen, Head of IT Delivery, Operations, Maersk Line A/S
Andre Blumberg, Director of IT, CLP Group
Tim Platt, Group VP and Chief Divisional Information Officer, Toyota Motor North America
Manjit Singh, CIO and SVP, The Clorox Company

Moderator: Vernon Turner, SVP Enterprise Systems and Fellow for The Internet of Things, IDC

12:15pm - 1:30pm Networking Lunch

Room – Palos Verdes Terrace

1:30pm - 2:30pm CIO 100 Winner Lightning Rounds: Transforming the Mobile Customer Experience

Room – Palos Verdes 4

Whether you’re buying a pizza, checking into a hospital or applying for a student loan, your expectations as a customer are now shaped by all your other digital business interactions. “Simple, personal and mobile-optimized” have become the defining expectations for many successful business services today – yet they remain challenging to deliver from an IT perspective. In the first half of this lively, fast-paced session, you’ll hear from four of our CIO 100 winners whose projects exemplify successful approaches to transforming the mobile customer experience. Each IT leader will have 7 minutes to summarize the most innovative aspects of the project, highlighting the business hurdles overcome and the results delivered. Then in the second half, we’ll shift the conversation to an audience Q&A and panel discussion to explore the best practices and lessons learned in greater depth.

Glenn Schneider – Please click here to view the presentation.

Praveen Kesani – Please click here to view the presentation.

Kristin Darby, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Praveen Kesani, SVP, Technology Development Area Manager, Wells Fargo
Glenn Schneider, CIO, Discover Financial Services
Kevin Vasconi, EVP and CIO, Domino’s Pizza

Moderator: Julia King, Contributing Editor, CIO

2:35pm - 3:05pm

Redefine Everyday Work with IBM Watson

Room – Palos Verdes 6

Today’s workforce struggles to get things done, hampered by silos of information, geographically dispersed teams, and a seemingly endless set of applications that typically are not integrated. From Jeopardy to Pokemon, IBM Watson is bringing cognitive capabilities to outthink the ordinary. Learn how IBM is bringing the power of open cloud platforms, cognitive computing powered by IBM Watson, and advanced collaboration to everyday work.

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Rob Koplowitz, Executive Director, IBM Collaboration Solutions

Innovating at Warp Speed with a Cloud Computing Engine

Room – Palos Verdes 7

JPL is a well-known innovator in outer space, including driving cars on Mars and searching for “life out there”.  JPLers are now able to innovate faster than ever “back here” by using cloud computing and by working differently. Tom Soderstrom, JPL’s IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, will describe the journey – and the destination — and show examples of how JPL is using cloud computing to accomplish things that were previously impossible.  He will show both large scale data applications and near-term practical demos of things that all companies can benefit from.

Hosted by AWS

Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

3:05pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Refreshment Break

Room – Palos Verdes Pre-Function West

3:30pm - 4:30pm Essential Leadership Skills for Business Transformation: The CIO Hall of Fame Panel

Room – Palos Verdes 4

Confronted on every side by business model disruptions and rapid-fire technology shifts, the CIO’s role is in a constant state of motion and change. With technology now driving every industry’s growth strategies, our newest members of the CIO Hall of Fame have lived and learned their way through corporate upheavals, global expansions and ongoing digital transformations. They’ve pioneered risky emerging technologies, rationalized complex legacy systems, mentored IT talent, and launched revenue-generating business services. Most importantly, they’ve mastered the art of collaborative partnerships with the rest of their C-suite colleagues. In this candid conversation, our Hall of Fame panelists will share their advice and insights on everything from essential leadership skills and smart risk-taking to successful digital transformation.

Mike Benson, CIO (retired), AT&T Entertainment Group
Donagh Herlihy, CIO and EVP Digital, Bloomin’ Brands
Randy Sloan, SVP and CIO, Southwest Airlines

Moderator: Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Events

4:30pm - 5:00pm The CIO as Commercial Leader: GE’s Vision for Our Digital Future

Room – Palos Verdes 4

Only 18% of the U.S. economy has digitized, leaving the remaining 82% open as a huge opportunity for CIOs to address this gap, leverage their expertise and help transform industries. Today’s CIOs are playing a pivotal business role in the enterprise, identifying and developing new technologies that drive digital transformation, fuel growth and produce tangible financial returns for the business. “The next wave of productivity will come in our ability to connect the digital world of IT with the physical world of machines,” says GE CIO Jim Fowler. “Twenty years ago, we broke ecommerce out into its own organization, and today ecommerce is just a part of the way we work. That’s where digital and IT are headed.” The new vanguard of CIOs must understand their company’s external customers more deeply than ever before, excel at collaborating with product development teams and identify lucrative digital opportunities. In this closing keynote address, GE’s CIO Jim Fowler will share his vision of the future of IT leadership and talk about his unique approach to flattening GE’s organizational model, insourcing new talent worldwide and promoting a “teams-of-teams” mentality across the IT organization.

Jim Fowler, CIO, GE

5:00pm - 5:15pm Closing Remarks

Room – Palos Verdes 4

Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Events

6:30pm - 7:00pm CIO 100 Awards Cocktail Reception

Room – Palos Verdes Terrace/Pre-Function

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

Room – Palos Verdes 4

The 2016 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.

Underwritten by VMware

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9:00pm - 10:00pm Dessert Reception

Room – Palos Verdes 6, 7, 8, Terrace

Underwritten by VMware