Houston

CIO Executive Summit

June 14, 2017

The Westin Galleria Houston

Agenda

June 13, 2017 / Governing Body Private Dinner

6:00pm - 8:30pm Reception & Dinner Keynote

Executive Presence for Lasting Leadership

Keynote 

Chris Ulrich
Body Language Expert & Political Consultant
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Any given gesture — a nod, a point of the finger — unconsciously communicates powerful ideas and feelings that have tangible consequences. Top executives are generally proficient in their ability to interact with others. But when the stakes are raised during high-level negotiations, reporting to the board, inspiring and empowering senior managers or dealing with tricky internal matters, then every movement, action or inaction is magnified. To find your leadership differentiator, join body language expert Chris Ulrich as he dives into the practice of reading body language and shares make-or-break tools and techniques to build rapport quickly and communicate more effectively.

June 14, 2017 / Conference

7:45am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

Designing for a Quick-Footed Future

Keynote  sponsored by: AppDynamics

Wayne Shurts
EVP & Chief Technology Officer
Sysco Corporation
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“What got you here won’t get you there” — Marshall Goldsmith

As blue-chip enterprises seek opportunities to shift their IT organizations from bureaucratic to nimble, the challenge makes itself very clear: change is hard. If a CIO is looking to transform IT into business technology, it’s critical to understand the difference in how business teams interact with IT in a continuous-delivery environment. Enter Wayne Shurts. To usher Sysco into a new era of IT, he initiated a series of pilot projects, failed fast, captured important lessons and designed the future to take it across the organization. Join this session to do the same for your organization.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

Cybersecurity by Design

Featured Session  sponsored by: EPAM Systems, Inc.

Archie Deskus
VP & CIO
Baker Hughes Incorporated
Bill Easter
Director of Baker Hughes Inc., Concho Resources Inc., and Delta Airlines Inc.
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It’s no secret that a prerequisite to cybersecurity excellence, on all levels, begins with the human element. You have to engage the broader ecosystem of stakeholders and reframe the conversation around business risk. This is the strategy Archie Deskus used as a catalyst for a fundamental transformation — taking Baker Hughes’ cybersecurity efforts from an afterthought to “by design.” Deskus also invites Bill Easter, a board director of Baker Hughes, to give his perspective on how he evaluates cybersecurity risks to the organization as well the most effective ways for CIOs to communicate cybersecurity to the board for maximum engagement.

IoT ROI – Strategy and Execution in the Smart Enterprise

Featured Session  sponsored by: Dell EMC

Tommy Trogden
Director, Global Portfolio Messaging
Dell EMC
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For years, the Internet of Things has represented tantalizing possibility for enterprise technology leaders. But the same confluence of factors that position IoT as a tool of strategic advantage — actionable consumer data, greater efficiencies and process improvement, a paved path to innovation — also pose major challenges. Cybersecurity threats, consumer privacy concerns and mountains of unprocessed information can derail these initiatives before they start. While opportunities still abound through IoT, CIOs must first build a clear roadmap to unlocking its full potential. Through real-world cases and customer stories, Trogden illustrates the critical steps for starting — and successfully finishing — your IoT journey.

Smart Enablement – Modernizing Through Mobility

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Sprint Business

David Mosley
VP & CIO
Kirby Corporation
Mike Perroni
Former VP, IT
Weatherford International
Lyle Paczkowski
Senior Technology Strategist
Sprint Business
Moderator
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Mobility is now an expectation of your customers and your workforce — without implementing mobile capabilities, organizations will be at a significant competitive disadvantage. Customers interface with front-line employees who represent your business, giving weight to mobile-enablement decisions. Providing greater access to information, enhancing communications and reducing costs can all increase the speed of doing business. What steps can move you along the mobility maturity curve? CIOs have the opportunity to enable new efficiencies and provide value for both internal and external customers. This interactive discussion with peers explores these questions and real-world cases.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Pierre Ngung at 503-808-9818 or pierre.ngung@evanta.com.

CIOs – Cloud Implementing Officers

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Remote DBA Experts

Erik Tennison
Associate Information Officer
AIG
Rob Brown
Senior Vice President
Remote DBA Experts
Moderator
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CIOs pursuing a viable cloud strategy must strike a delicate balance. Public, private or hybrid? There’s no question that cloud computing is both the present and the future. Some companies take an incremental approach to demonstrate the cloud’s potential performance and cost benefits, and some go for a more transformational leap into the cloud. The question is, what does it take to get there securely and efficiently while enabling the business at the same time? This boardroom is a rare opportunity to learn from a spectrum of peers in various stages of cloud adoption and transition.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Pierre Ngung at 503-808-9818 or pierre.ngung@evanta.com.

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Conversations with a Contrarian CHRO

Featured Session 

Melinda Guerra-Reeves
EVP, Human Resources & Internal Communications
Direct Energy
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A quickly evolving workplace and unavoidable workforce macro trends mean top-level leaders must shift the paradigm of talent management, creating conditions for better retention and developing employees with the skillsets of tomorrow. Melinda Guerra-Reeves has successfully tackled these challenges with a penchant for thinking outside the box. Listen in as she shares her unconventional views on employee conflict, millennials and work-life balance. This session will address CIOs’ top talent concerns, offering fresh leadership angles to enhance your IT talent approach.

Building the Disruptive Enterprise

Featured Session  sponsored by: Box

Vibhor Kapoor
Vice President, Box Platform
Box
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With greater access to resources and deeper institutional knowledge, enterprise-level organizations have long held a distinct competitive advantage over smaller, would-be interlopers. But increasingly, technology and all things digital have leveled the playing field for nimble upstarts seeking to disrupt and dislodge. Keeping pace in this digital landscape requires more than the band-aid of a new app or tool; IT leaders have to go deeper, fundamentally rethinking everything from products and processes to employee and customer experience. Vibhor Kapoor examines the challenges of enterprise transformation in the era of disruption and shares insights on aligning culture, process, and systems to reinvent the enterprise.

Understanding Cybersecurity Risks in Enterprise Applications

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Onapsis, Inc.

Steven Carter
CIO
C&J Energy Services, Inc.
Peggy Colsman
CIO
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Mariano Nunez
CEO & Co-Founder
Onapsis, Inc.
Moderator
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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.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Pierre Ngung at 503-808-9818 or pierre.ngung@evanta.com.

The Real Value of Virtual Reality

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: SAP America, Inc.

Yanni Charalambous
VP & CIO
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
James Green
CIO, Upstream IT
Chevron Corporation
Eric Willcox
Chief Operating Officer - South
SAP America, Inc.
Moderator
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Tech experts see virtual reality and drones as the next frontier of IT, but as with any emerging technology, predictions for universal application can be a bit rosy. Companies that have made the leap, however, have experienced transformational benefits, taking them to new heights. Join this boardroom session and try virtual-reality technology yourself. Fly above the great oil patches of Texas and dive into a discussion around how these technologies can be a gamechanger for your business now and help you chart a new vision for your future.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Pierre Ngung at 503-808-9818 or pierre.ngung@evanta.com.

11:10am - 11:40pm

Networking Break

11:40am - 12:50pm Luncheon Keynote

From Roadmap to Destination – Greyhound’s Transformation

Keynote  sponsored by: Celonis

Chris Boult
CIO
Greyhound
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The journey began in 2013. Partnering with key stakeholders across the organization, Chris Boult shared his vision and blueprint for transforming an iconic brand and the company’s customer experience. A vivid story emerged complete with growing partnerships, enterprise-wide collaboration and a pronounced role in technology. As the journey continues into its fourth year, Boult has much to reflect on and even more to share. Join him as he discusses how key partnerships played out across the business, bottom-line results and lessons learned in embedding IT projects in the business.

12:50pm - 1:20pm

Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm Breakout Sessions

Going All In With the Cloud

Featured Session 

Tim Moran
SVP, Global IT, Financial Systems
Live Nation Entertainment
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The journey to the cloud for Live Nation kicked off in 2015 with a mandate to get out of the data center business. Focusing on the growth of the business and aiming to shed increasing infrastructure costs, the company made the strategic decision to migrate to the cloud. Following an aggressive timeline, Live Nation partnered with AWS to migrate its systems to the cloud and shut down related servers and storage in the data center. Tim Moran, SVP of Global IT for Live Nation, shares the pitfalls and successes of the journey and advantages his organization has found with the shift.

Leading the Way to the Digital Enterprise 2020

Featured Session 

Christiane Groth
Principal Executive Advisor
CEB, now Gartner
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Today’s CIOs are being asked to partner on their companies’ digital business goals — to become agents of change for digital transformation. This requires an operating model that’s more flexible and responsive. A model that takes a fresh approach to understanding needs and delivering capabilities. IT’s changing role is paving a new path — one that offers CIOs a chance to evangelize digital opportunities and reshape their career paths. Christiane Groth shares how leading CIOs are aligning their approach to business engagement and delivery with digital transformation — with impressive results.

Securing the Industrial Internet of Things

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Cylance

Paul Krueger
CIO
Stewart & Stevenson LLC
Darrin Whitney
CIO
CVR Energy, Inc.
Scott Scheferman
Consulting Director, Professional Services
Cylance
Moderator
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From the first SCADA cybersecurity incident with the Siberian pipeline explosion in 1982 to the recent breach of Dallas’ network of emergency sirens, the cyberthreats to industrial systems is sobering. However, industries incorporating smart systems like transportation, healthcare, energy and natural resources, understand that IoT-cloud combinations can offer cost reductions, improved uptime and increased flexibility. The challenge in integrating these solutions into legacy systems is the new set of vulnerabilities, expanded attack surface, and attacker footholds into critical infrastructure. This may lead to physical damage, ransom scenarios, economic havoc and public safety concerns. Join this expert-moderated session to address the challenges of securing the IIOT.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Pierre Ngung at 503-808-9818 or pierre.ngung@evanta.com.

Paving the Way for Your Journey to the Cloud

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Nutanix

Ann-Michele Bowlin
CIO
Intertek
Bradley Hoover
CIO, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University
Raghu Nandan
Sr. Director, Product Mgmt.
Nutanix
Moderator
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Moving to cloud cannot be done in a single, magic step. While there are applications that are a native fit for the public cloud, some organizations can’t make an immediate switch for reasons as diverse as the companies and industries themselves. A carefully architected IT infrastructure combined with DevOps and automation can pave the way for enterprise cloud computing. In this session, we will discuss how the right on-premises architecture can ease the transition, allowing you to fully leverage the cloud. Join in to hear what cloud means to global companies and how to overcome the enterprise cloud challenges CIOs face every day.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Pierre Ngung at 503-808-9818 or pierre.ngung@evanta.com.

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm Breakout Sessions

A Broader, More Integrated IT Risk Management Strategy

Featured Session 

Al Lindseth
SVP Tech. & Risk Mgmt.
Plains All American Pipeline
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The 2008 Great Recession and ongoing difficult environment for energy companies have exposed a multitude of faulty risk-management practices. The need for all elements of management to protect downside exposures while maximizing upside potential has never been more important for enterprise organizations. Al Lindseth is over business risk management at Plains and has applied a risk-management approach to his additional role of running information systems for over 15 years. Join Lindseth for a timely discussion on how technology can help manage a company's overall major risk points, and how to build an extensive, effective and sustainable risk-strategy program.

Less Code, More Transformation

Featured Session  sponsored by: Salesforce

Scott Crowder
SVP, CIO
BMC Software, Inc.
Adam Seligman
EVP, App Cloud
Salesforce
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The mandate of digital transformation via AI, conversational interfaces and IoT is here. But how can CIOs deliver these experiences with a 50-percent talent gap? By building agile, low-code apps that provide a new paradigm for innovation. Join this session to learn how you can supercharge IT-business collaboration and accelerate the delivery of IT projects across apps, AI and IoT. Learn how BMC built processes and governance around citizen development and experience low-code transformation in action.

The Future of Work – Robotic Automation

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: IBM

Amy Suhl
VP & CIO - Projects and Technology
Shell Oil Company
Louis Ventura
VP & CIO
Quanex Building Products
Ronald Brennan
Associate Partner - IBM Chemicals and Petroleum Global Center of Competency
IBM
Moderator
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The manufacturing industry understands the impact of robots very well. When it replaced routine, repetitive human functions on assembly lines, it saw notably higher production rates and better quality. In similar fashion, robotics process automation is revolutionizing IT support processes, workflow processes, remote infrastructure and back-office work. CIOs are poised to use RPA to lead their enterprises toward business productivity and cost reduction. Join this boardroom and discuss the leadership approaches to process automation and the value and flexibility of an integrated solution.

Raising the CIO Bar

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Tata Consultancy Services

John Thomson
VP and CIO
KBR, Inc.
John Varkey
VP, CIO
Direct Energy
Laksh Parthasarathy
Head, Industry Solutions, North America
Tata Consultancy Services
Moderator
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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.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Pierre Ngung at 503-808-9818 or pierre.ngung@evanta.com.

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:40pm Closing Keynote

Economic Prosperity Ahead – Or Not?

Keynote 

Todd Buchholz
Acclaimed Author & Former White House Economic Policy Director
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As the White House promises to reshape policy from taxation to healthcare to foreign affairs, companies grapple with crucial unknowns. What does a new era of energy and financial deregulation mean for Houston? What’s at stake for the global economy and financial markets amid geopolitical and foreign policy crises? By “connecting the dots” with a forward-thinking perspective, Todd Buchholz examines tax cuts, Brexit woes, trade disputes and whether the Fed will keep its independence. What’s your next move? Attend this session to learn more about the broader business environment, understand market-moving forces and how you will answer that question.

4:40pm - 5:20pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings