CIO Executive Summit

September 11 - 13, 2017

Intercontinental Miami


September 11, 2017 / Day 1

6:00pm - 8:15pm Welcome Dinner & Keynote

CIO-CISO Collaboration – True Peers and Partners

Dinner Keynote 

Tim Callahan
SVP & Chief Global Security Officer
Julia Davis
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The most productive CIO-CISO partnerships are built on trust and flourish when the relationship is embraced throughout the organization. In this session, Aflac’s CIO Julia Davis and CISO Tim Callahan will share how they continue to drive toward the optimal CIO-CISO partnership. Learn about the steps Davis took to hire a global security officer who also would be a true peer. Listen in as Davis and Callahan discuss how they wove together two interdependent roles to achieve the ultimate goal of a strong CIO-CISO partnership and how it benefited Aflac.

September 12, 2017 / Day 2

7:15am - 8:00am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 9:00am Opening Keynote

Rev Up Your Business With Digital Acceleration


Suja Chandrasekaran
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Jim Sappington
EVP, Operations, Digital and Technology
McDonald's Corporation
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CIOs live at the intersection of business growth — where the digital customer meets the digital enterprise. To reach external customers in new ways and deliver delightful experiences, companies must develop new and effective digital commerce channels. Efficiencies abound when you apply digital principles to the internal functions of supply chain management, research and development, and manufacturing. The result? Genuine IT innovation — the lifeblood of the digital business. In this session, learn how to use the rapidly shifting digital environment as a fast track to business advantage.

9:00am - 9:30am

Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am Breakout Sessions

Mastering the Art and Science of the Short Story

Featured Speaker 

Joe McCormack
Author of "Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less"
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The boardroom door slowly opens, a table full of executives focused on you — and you’ve got five minutes. Slide deck? Check. Bullet points? Check. Fancy infographic? Check. Concise, compelling IT story…?

As digital continues to move the business, the next hurdle for most CIOs is turning an IT discussion into a lean and mean business narrative. Fueled by a science- and clarity-based approach, Joe McCormack, author of “Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less,” brings his expertise and experience delivering impactful stories in complex environments so the next time you walk into the boardroom you walk out with buy-in.

10:15am - 10:45am

Networking Break

10:45am - 12:00pm Executive Boardroom Discussions

Raising the CIO Bar

Executive Boardroom Discussion  sponsored by: Tata Consultancy Services

Donagh Herlihy
EVP, Digital & CIO
Bloomin' Brands, Inc.
Krish Rao Aedla
Vice President
Tata Consultancy Services
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Instead of the IT status quo, CIOs are now driving business change by embracing the digital forces of analytics, IoT, automation and Agile to create differentiation and new channels of business growth. In adopting the digital forces, CIOs must take partnerships and responsibility to the next level. How do you work with the CFO to achieve the maximum business benefit per dollar spent or align with the CMO to enable digital customer interfaces? How do you augment your portfolio to include operations or separate business units? Join this peer-to-peer dialogue to explore executive partnership and the expanding CIO role.

Understanding Cybersecurity Risks in Enterprise Applications

Executive Boardroom Discussion  sponsored by: Onapsis, Inc.

Gary Eppinger
Global VP, CISO & Privacy Officer
Carnival Corporation
Mariano Nunez
CEO & Co-Founder
Onapsis, Inc.
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Despite housing an organization’s “crown jewels,” ERP systems such as SAP and Oracle are not properly protected by traditional security solutions and could leave an organization vulnerable to cyberattacks. CIOs lack visibility into the risks affecting these systems, which are based on the required audit and compliance mandates they must adhere to. Getting security right amidst such complexity can be a tricky task — especially when applications are heavily customized to map to business processes as defined by an organization. Mariano Nunez leads this interactive discussion on steps organizations can take to implement an effective, cross-functional strategy to effectively secure ERP systems and reduce exposure to cyberattacks

Charting Your Course in the Age of Digitalization

Executive Boardroom Discussion 

Dale Danilewitz
Peter Logothetis
SVP & Group CIO
Allstate Insurance Company
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Today, there are more connected customers, automated processes, analytics and digital endeavors than ever. Companies understand that the IT function can fuel the digitalization of the enterprise. But how do you exploit all sources of data and technology while providing new value-producing opportunities? With the digitization of products and services and stiff competition in the marketplace, how can you stay on the cutting edge of strategy and innovation? How do you prioritize your digital investments? Take part in this session and navigate the digital world within your industry.

Boosting Your Business Through Big Data Analytics

Executive Boardroom Discussion 

Ravi Malick
Vistra Energy
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12:00pm - 12:30pm

Networking Break

12:30pm - 2:00pm Luncheon Keynote

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2:00pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:15pm Breakout Sessions

The IT-Enabled Healthcare Revolution

Featured Speaker 

Howard Jacob
EVP for Genomic Medicine
Peyton McNully
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Humans are big data problems. The human genome is the closest thing we have to a human blueprint and contains the keys to new health solutions, but comes with the burden of an incredible one terabyte per person of data. This micro-personalized approach to healthcare creates enormous challenges for physicians and IT. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is one of the largest producers of genomic sequencing data in the United States and uses vast caches of data to transform medicine. Peyton McNully and Dr. Howard Jacob will share how genomics impacts healthcare, and how IT transforms at yottabyte-scale, converging on the demands for worldwide personalized medicine.

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:30pm Breakout Sessions

A Value Strategy for AI-Powered Chatbots

Featured Speakers  sponsored by: Kore, Inc.

Lindsay Sanchez
Chief Marketing Officer
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The proliferation of AI, cognitive and conversational computing, and chatbots in recent years has been awe-inspiring, but CIOs still struggle to apply these technologies to real business problems. What’s the road to chatbot success? First, understand what it is, where to start and what skills and resources are needed. Next, define a strategy that matches your company’s expectations for security, compliance and measurable results. Join Lindsay Sanchez in this thought-provoking session, as she offers practical advice on how these technologies can enhance employee and customer experiences and automate operations and processes. Hear about CIOs’ experiences in getting AI chatbot projects off the ground and how you could implement the same tactics in your enterprise.

4:30pm - 6:00pm


6:00pm - 6:30pm

Cocktail Reception

6:30pm - 7:15pm

Welcome Remarks & Dinner Service

7:15pm - 8:00pm Top 10 Leaders Awards Gala

2017 Breakaway Leadership Awards Gala and Keynote

Top 10 Leaders Awards Gala 

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You are invited to an exclusive gala honoring the recipients of the 2017 Breakaway Leadership Award. The awards program honors leaders who are elevating their company’s competitive position in the global marketplace through visionary leadership and organizational transformation. Attendees at the summit vote to select the five final winners. Spouses and significant others are encouraged to attend.

8:00pm - 8:45pm Gala Dinner Keynote

Stealing Fire – Driving Maximum Human Performance

Keynote  sponsored by: Docusign

Steven Kotler
New York Times Bestselling Author, Co-Founder & Director of Research
Flow Genome Project
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After four years of research and interviews with everyone from Silicon Valley executives to Navy SEALs, Steven Kotler has uncovered the newest revolution in peak performance. While previous research showed practice and grit were the keys to breakthrough performance, Kotler’s work reveals the ultimate shortcut used by titans of their respective fields: harnessing alternate states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. In this talk, he shares his groundbreaking findings, providing a provocative examination of the ultimate in human performance and a how-to guide for radically upgrading your life.

September 13, 2017 / Day 3

8:15am - 9:00am

Registration & Breakfast

9:00am - 9:45am Morning Keynote

Welcome to the Solution Room – A CIO Workshop


Mike Martiny
VP, Global Bus. Solutions & CIO
General Mills, Inc.
Yanni Charalambous
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
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What if, every time you had a business problem, you had a room full of CIOs to bounce ideas off of, get advice from and hone solutions with? Welcome to that moment. Bring your trickiest, most troublesome dilemma to the table and get ready for an organic, revelatory experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to candidly discuss their biggest challenges, exchange ideas and uncover peer-tested answers in this CIO-moderated workshop session. The results promise to be nothing short of powerful.

9:45am - 10:00am

Networking Break

10:00am - 10:30am Closing Keynote

Session Pending

Featured Speakers 

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10:30am - 11:00am

Summit Wrap Up

11:00am - 12:00pm

Lunch Service