Agenda


October 21, 2015 / Governing Body Private Dinner


6:00pm - 8:30pm Governing Body Private Dinner

The Changeover Generation – How Gen Z Will Revolutionize the Workplace

Dinner Keynote 

Melissa Lavigne-Delville
Generational Insights & Trends Expert
Founder of Culture Co-op
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Generation Z will take a decidedly different approach to work than their millennial counterparts. Hyper-specialized education and a rising “indie workforce” will change the way companies approach, design for and develop talent. By 2020, nearly half of workers are expected to be sole proprietors, freelancers and gig workers. Melissa Lavigne-Delville will share how companies can acquire the best talent in this new environment and illustrate how the sharing economy will reshape social support systems. In this dinner keynote, learn how the next generation of workers will signal the end of America’s 9-to-5 and present new opportunities and challenges for employers.


October 22, 2015 / Conference


7:00am - 7:45am

Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

Transforming IT With a Startup Mentality

Keynote 

Dr. Nicholas Bell
CIO, Global Product Dev.
General Motors Company
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For decades, General Motors outsourced most of its IT operations to third parties around the world. That approach changed dramatically in 2012 when company leadership developed a plan to transform the IT organization into an indispensable business driver. Enjoy a lively opening keynote address about the fastest “IT startup” for a Global 100 powerhouse that is three-fourths of the way through a bold journey to bring its IT capability in-house. Dr. Nicholas Bell will share milestones and show how a newly formed team of experienced IT professionals and younger hires have fast-tracked a historic transformation.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

Agility, Strategy and Leadership – Lessons Learned in Transformation

Featured Session  sponsored by: Box

Paul Chapman
CIO
Box
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The notion of strategic alignment between IT and business is well-established, but the successful evolution of this partnership is essential to both the vitality of the enterprise and the impact of technology leaders. As the new CIO of Box, Paul Chapman faced a unique challenge — building an instant and forward-looking relationship with his peers across the C-suite as a driver of the business in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Chapman shares his long-term strategic outlook for Box, his perspectives on pairing with the business to drive agile transformation and the keys to leading tomorrow’s tech-driven organizations.

9:00am - 9:50am

Rocket Fiber – Internet Made in Detroit

Game Changer 

Marc Hudson
Co-Founder & CEO
Rocket Fiber
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Rocket Fiber’s launch in Detroit’s Central Business District this year will enable dramatic technology sector growth. By providing ultra-high speed Internet access and HDTV, it will be a game changer for Detroit residents and businesses.

This is the first of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value presentation will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

Seek First to Understand

Emerging Provider  sponsored by: Custom Business Solutions, Inc.

Brad Burton
President
Custom Business Solutions, Inc.
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Through a fundamental understanding of business needs, the ability to solve tricky challenges with deep technical know-how is achieved. Whether providing high-level consulting services or standing up a dev team, customization is key.

This is the second of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value presentation will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

Does Your Generation Have a Recruitment Plan?

Game Changer 

Tangie Jones
Program Manager
MAT2
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The Michigan Advanced Technician Training Program is an industry-driven, dual-education system designed to effectively train IT technicians. Learn how next-generation IT talent development can focus on productivity, partnership and savings.

This is the third of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value presentation will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

The IT Organization of the Near Future

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: IBM

Michael Osment
SVP, CIO/CTO
Taubman Centers, Inc.
Michael Paulin
VP and Managing Director IT
H.W. Kaufman Financial Group
Brian Singer
Director, Information Technology
MeridianRx
Mike Owens
Associate Partner, CIO Advisory Services
IBM
Moderator
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This isn’t a futurist discussion about potential changes to come in information technology. It is a discussion about the IT transformation already underway, because companies that rely on conventional methods of data analysis will be left behind. IT leaders must deliver “the whole package” in a timely fashion and use an effective road map to produce measurable results early and often. By unbundling IT, an organization can avoid the pitfalls of competing objectives within the same structure and help solve difficult design challenges. In this interactive conversation with peers, learn about adaptive approaches businesses can take to quickly drive positive change that aligns with business strategy.

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

Developing a Culture of Rapid Experimentation

Featured Session 

Steven Ambrose
VP & CIO
DTE Energy
Steve Baker
IT Strategy and Innovation
DTE Energy
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Most real, everyday innovation does not happen in hermetically-sealed ideation labs. The bulk of innovation comes from continuous improvement processes through existing business plans and high performance cultures. Put another way, applied innovation is both practical and operational, with the added benefit of improving employee engagement by unleashing their personal and professional energy. Join Steven Ambrose and Steve Baker in discussing how integrating common features of Silicon Valley-style innovation — such as rapid experimentation, failing fast and creating minimum viable products — into a culture of improvement enables stronger, sustainable outcomes.

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Weaving a Web of Protection

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Martin Bally
CISO
ZF TRW
Ken Garfinkel
CIO
Piston Group
Chris Leach
Chief Technologist
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Moderator
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With the new mantra of “it’s not if, it’s when,” the data security focus has shifted from creating a blockade to creating a web of detection and protection. To weave an effective web, organizations must break down silos and collaborate on larger security initiatives like risk assessments and enterprise-wide governance policies for data storage. Join this discussion to explore how collaborative efforts in these strategic areas support an organization’s overall data security plan.

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Simplifying IT to Drive Business Outcomes

Featured Session  sponsored by: EMC Corporation

Victor Wainwright
Americas Chief Technology Officer
VCE
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In the midst of rapid technological transformation, CIOs must deliver business value to their organizations by maintaining successful operations and looking for new opportunities to grow. This challenge has given rise to two hot trends in IT — cloud and converged infrastructure solutions — that provide a balance between honing internal service delivery and allowing for adaptation to future needs. This session explores lessons from IT organizations that have already deployed converged infrastructure and cloud solutions and discusses the value they have been able to deliver to the business by creating a more agile and scalable architecture.

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Competing in a Connected World – Defining Your Connected Strategy

Featured Session 

Gregg Garrett
Founder & CEO
CGS Advisors
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From smartphones to connected cars, it may seem like the world is already integrated in a futuristic way. But Gregg Garrett stresses that companies should focus on the 99 percent of things that have not yet been connected. Rather than being leery of the connected trend, executives should see this technological discontinuity as an opportunity to evolve. IT leaders need to define how connectivity fits into corporate strategy and help their firms get excited about the endless possibilities that exist when transforming traditional functions into connected ones. Garrett will address how companies can thrive by simply asking, “How should we compete in the connected world?"

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

The Talent Wars and How to Win

Featured Session 

Andrea Ragan
Executive Director
Capital Area IT Council
Teresa VanderSloot
Director of Women in Engineering for Recruitment and K-12 Outreach
Michigan State University
Joanna Young
Vice President & CIO
Michigan State University
Michael McSally
VP, Enterprise Operations
TEKsystems
Moderator
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In a perfect world, a company could post the perfect job description and quickly hire the perfect employee. But perfection and reality are vastly different and companies need to find alternative and innovative ways to fill gaps in the talent pipeline. Rather than relying on “doing more with less,” consider “doing more” by thinking differently about technology talent. Competition for technological skills will increase, creating a new baseline for entry-level openings that can be filled via partnerships between communities, business leadership and educational organizations. This discussion explores the IT industry’s never-ending shift in expectations and how a wider perspective helps companies acquire and retain gifted personnel.

11:10am - 11:40am

Networking Break

11:40am - 1:10pm Luncheon Keynote

A Fighter Pilot’s Secret to Business Success

Keynote 

Joe Connolly
Former Army Ranger, USA, Flawless Execution Expert
Afterburner
Brandon Williams
F-15E Fighter Pilot, T-38, Flawless Execution Expert
Afterburner
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In today’s rapidly changing complex environment, organizational agility is imperative to success. During this multimedia keynote, participants will discover the Flawless ExecutionSM Model, a continuous improvement methodology that accelerates learning and performance enterprise-wide. Born in the world of military aviation, the model is applicable across all verticals within an organization due to the simple, scalable structure. From leadership development to strategy and execution, this iterative approach to business management is the solution to today’s “new normal.” When you leverage the Flawless ExecutionSM methodology, leaders become more effective, individual accountability soars and challenges become opportunities. This is the roadmap to organizational excellence.

1:10pm - 1:40pm

Networking Break

1:40pm - 2:30pm Breakout Sessions

Shining Through Mergers, Acquisitions and Dispositions

Executive Boardroom 

Mark Cybulski
CIO
ZF North America
Dennis Hodges
CIO
Inteva Products LLC
Kelly Knepley
VP, Global IT
Maxion Wheels
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As more companies shape-shift through mergers, acquisitions or dispositions, IT organizations have the opportunity to shine. Recognizing IT assets and presenting expert knowledge on risks and systems integration is imperative to a smooth asset acquirement; flawlessly disseminating data, analytics and disparate systems is essential when parceling areas of a company through sale or dissolution. These opportunities enhance the CIO’s business skills as part of the executive team and can set him or her apart. Join this interactive discussion to share successes, failures and learning experiences through M&A and dispositions.

1:40pm - 2:30pm Breakout Sessions

Get Your Geek On

Featured Session 

Noah Ravenscroft
Senior Vice President of Technology
Quicken Loans
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From the outside, national mortgage lender Quicken Loans is viewed as an established 30-year-old company. But inside their downtown Detroit offices, the palpable energy of a start-up culture exists. As other companies focus on innovation, Quicken Loans takes it a step further and essentially innovates its innovation program. By allowing time for team members to tinker and test new ideas, Quicken Loans creates a free-flowing environment that lets team members embrace their “inner geek” and truly impact their business. Noah Ravenscroft will share how applying a new idea on a small scale can help eliminate uncertainty and lead to company-wide implementation.

1:40pm - 2:30pm Breakout Sessions

Delivering a Non-Negotiable Resource

Featured Session 

Gary Brown
COO
City of Detroit
Sue McCormick
Director and CEO
Detroit Water & Sewerage Department
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Water is the lifeblood of any city. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is under significant pressure to keep the water flowing as it overcomes multiple hurdles in its path. For Sue McCormick, director and CEO at DWSD, and Gary Brown, COO for the City of Detroit, this means a new opportunity for reorganization and leadership. In this compelling session, McCormick and Brown share the challenges facing DWSD — one of the country’s largest water and sewer utilities. They share how they’re working together to improve business processes, redefine scope of work and leverage technology to lead the current change at DWSD.

1:40pm - 2:30pm Breakout Sessions

The Center of the Universe for Automotive Technology

Featured Session 

Robert Gee
Head of Product Management, SW & Connected Solutions
Continental
Kirk Steudle
Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
Michigan Department of Transportation
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“This is the center of the universe for automotive technology,” Sen. Gary Peters said during a visit to Mcity, the 32-acre connected and automobile vehicle test site that the University of Michigan opened in July. The simulated village is the only facility of its type and latest example of the state’s prominent role in the evolution of the automobile industry. The distinct user markets of driving (car enthusiasts) versus transport (getting from point A to B) are converging in the connected car. This panel will explore the ideal balance between human and machine and how the connected car ties into innovation and security.

2:30pm - 2:50pm

Networking Break

2:50pm - 3:40pm Breakout Sessions

Reducing the IT Footprint

Executive Boardroom 

Kevin Johnson
CIO
HoMedics
Annette Marcath
VP & CIO
Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
Paul Peabody
VP & CIO
Bronson Healthcare
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Forward-thinking CIOs understand that spending money to save money is crucial to long-term prosperity. But money without purpose won’t get the job done. The key is having a clear vision to present to the board to show strategic intent. By investing in the right tools, a company can decrease the IT surface area through the age-old challenge of simplification and standardization. Less variation and complexity helps IT professionals manage their environment with more efficiency and control their space with more security. In this session, executives discuss intentional plans, thoughtful approaches and tools necessary to reduce their technology footprints.

2:50pm - 3:40pm Breakout Sessions

Winning the Consumer Relationship – Ford’s Enterprise and Emerging IT Strategy

Featured Session 

Rich Strader
Director, Enterprise & Emerging IT
Ford Motor Company
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At Ford, the biggest opportunity lies in winning the relationship with the consumer, and Rich Strader is focused on doing just that. While producing best-in-class vehicles is the highest priority, keeping an eye on technologies that meet consumers’ future needs is paramount. A bimodal IT strategy allows the group to focus on simultaneously progressing both the enterprise IT and emerging technology functions. Join Strader as he outlines Ford’s SMART mobility model and explains how the organization is tackling the connected vehicle, mobility, Big Data and security to ensure IT is enabling today’s business decisions and driving future business models.

2:50pm - 3:40pm Breakout Sessions

Blurring the Boundaries – The Next Paradigm Shifts

Featured Session  sponsored by: Tata Consultancy Services

Frank Diana
Principal, Business Evolution
Tata Consultancy Services
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The accelerating pace, exponential progression of technology and science, the emerging digital platform, and a growing list of innovation accelerators all point to massive paradigm shifts on the horizon. As the boundaries blur across just about everything, these shifts promise an evolution on a scale beyond the experience base of leaders; to survive, leaders must also be futurists. The maturation of a third platform consisting of digital technology, and its convergence with innovation accelerators like robotics, the Internet of Things and cognitive computing, is driving the next generation organization. In this session, Frank Diana examines the inexorable wave defining the future of the enterprise and shares key insight on tomorrow’s technology-driven companies.

2:50pm - 3:40pm Breakout Sessions

Using Technology to Maximize Human Interaction

Featured Session 

Krischa Winright
CIO & VP, IS
Priority Health
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The rapid pace of technological advancements in the healthcare field shouldn’t diminish the importance of the doctor-patient visit; it should enhance it. Krischa Winright believes the increasing amount of data can be leveraged to maximize human interaction through accessibility and transparency. By using proactive real-time analytics, healthcare providers can detect patterns and patients can monitor personal metrics. Winright shares her thoughts on how technology can help every organization react to increasing customer demands, ensure the highest quality face-to-face relationships and engage customers throughout the data and analytics process to enact meaningful change across the enterprise.

3:40pm - 4:00pm

Networking Break

4:00pm - 4:40pm Closing Keynote

Collaboration Makes the Merger Tick

Keynote 

Mamatha Chamarthi
VP & CIO
ZF TRW
Dr. Jürgen Sturm
CIO
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
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In May, ZF Friedrichshafen AG acquired TRW Automotive for nearly $14B, creating the third-largest automotive supplier in the world with more than 134,000 employees at 230 sites in 40 countries. Combining two global leaders while maintaining business momentum is a monumental task. Rather than dive directly into technical integrations and consolidations, IT focused on working with business partners to find and execute targeted integrations directly aligned to the rationale of the merger. The ability of IT to collaborate across corporate boundaries and business integration workstreams is a key differentiator in the combined company’s ability to achieve its goals.

4:40pm - 5:20pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings