Agenda


June 20, 2016 / Governing Body Private Dinner


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

Overcoming Adversity Requires Vision, Courage and a Willingness to Lead

Dinner Keynote 

Justin Constantine
Author and Leadership Expert
Justin Constantine
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After 16 years in the Marine Corps, Justin Constantine certainly understands the value and challenges of effective leadership. With one bullet, Constantine’s life changed drastically and by all objective measures, he should not have survived to be here today. Constantine will demonstrate how to embrace change and the mindset it takes to transform seemingly impossible circumstances into unforeseen opportunities to succeed. Constantine weaves battlefield analogies with a keen understanding of executive challenges, providing actionable business leadership principles to take care of those around you and help your organization thrive in the toughest environments.


June 21, 2016 / Content Highlights


7:00am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

Vision and Execution in the Age of Digital Transformation

Keynote  sponsored by: EMC Corporation

Howard Elias
President & COO, Global Enterprise Services; Dell-EMC Integration Leader
EMC Corporation
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In a disruptive world, the mandate of digital transformation looms large for organizations fighting to maintain relevance in the digital arms race. CIOs realize, however, that the act of transforming is more an ongoing evolution than a one-time event, and the stakes have never been higher. Successful organizations must have the right vision, foundational strategy, and the right platforms and technology to innovate, pivot quickly, embrace opportunities and maximize efficiency. EMC shares the core tenets of successful transformation through the prism of its own experience, including strategies, practical implementations and real-world outcomes.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

Sailing the Business Through Headwinds

Featured Session 

Tom Farrah
SVP & CIO
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
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When business is good, set the sail and move with the wind. When business is tough, however, tacking into the wind requires skill, ingenuity and seasoned instincts. Faced with a steady decline in carbonated drink sales across the industry, stiff competition and a highly complex operational model, CIO Tom Farrah and his team delivered an array of solutions to transform the business. Built around lean capabilities and ruthlessly eliminating waste throughout all of their processes, Farrah shares his best practice secrets for using “rapid continuous improvement” and aligning corporate marketing efforts to a front line set up for success.

Robust Digital Technologies Advance Operational Efficiency and Safety

Featured Session  sponsored by: KPIT

Probodh Chiplunkar
EVP, Head of Digital Transformation
KPIT
Mike Perroni
VP, IT
Weatherford International
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Transformation across industries is realized through the use of emerging digital technologies like the Internet of Things, big data analytics and mobility. Many organizations function in real-time integrated ecosystems where rapid decisions need to be made based on a steady stream of information from sources like wearable devices, smart assets and intelligent machines. The complexity of integration has increased dramatically, but the expectation to provide access to intuitive, uninterrupted and safe technologies for operations persists. Weatherford and KPIT share how they’re working to transform operational processes to deliver quick value, streamline operations, better manage assets and improve compliance with regulations.

Analyzing Analytics – Opportunities, Challenges and Value

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: IBM

Sanjay Agrawal
Senior Director - CIO
Weir Oil & Gas
Kevin Kelly
CIO, Long-Term Care Division
New York Life Insurance
Rebecca Shockley
Global Research Leader, Business Analytics & Optimization, Institute for Business Value
IBM
Moderator
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Tremendous opportunities exist to turn data — small or big, structured or unstructured — into actionable insights to improve services for clients, enhance products, tune the efficiency of business operations and reduce risk. But long-standing questions endure. What big data opportunities make sense to pursue? Which solutions best answer the questions companies need to ask of their data? Where is the pay dirt of turning operational metrics into valuable business information? Join industry expert Rebecca Shockley and your peers for this dive into data to share overall strategies, exchange proven methods, and weigh the costs and benefits.


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:
Mikhail Babbs at 503-972-4447 | mikhail.babbs@evanta.com
Pierre Ngung at 503-808-9818 | pierre.ngung@evanta.com

Communicating Risky Business to the Board

Executive Boardroom 

James Green
CIO, Upstream IT
Chevron Corporation
Al Lindseth
SVP Tech. & Risk Mgmt.
Plains All American Pipeline
Ravi Waran
VP, Global Business Services & CIO
Albemarle Corporation
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With security being a top concern for CIOs — and their jobs depending on it — a clear understanding of the organization’s security footprint and key metrics is essential and must be articulated to stakeholders with skill. This session explores the DNA of effective communication and how to address the health, resilience and sustainable growth of the company through critical security measures. The boards have woken up to the ever-evolving security threat landscape and are leaning on their CIOs to deliver. Connect with peers to discuss proven approaches in communicating security metrics, risk profiles and strategic plans to the board.


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:
Mikhail Babbs at 503-972-4447 | mikhail.babbs@evanta.com
Pierre Ngung at 503-808-9818 | pierre.ngung@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Leading Through Industry Downcycles

Featured Session 

Yanni Charalambous
VP & CIO
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
James Green
CIO, Upstream IT
Chevron Corporation
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People, process and technology are the main levers CIOs have to find efficiencies and demonstrate value. Join experienced CIOs Yanni Charalambous and James Green as they introduce the topic set and move the discussion to peer roundtables that explore the question: How do you continue to add value and maintain a high-performing IT operation in a lean business climate? This interactive, workshop-style session provides peer insight and a proven strategy exchange to maximize your resources and contribute ongoing value.

Reimagining the Future – A Journey Through the Looking Glass

Featured Session  sponsored by: Tata Consultancy Services

Frank Diana
Principal, Business Evolution
Tata Consultancy Services
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The accelerating pace of change and emerging platforms are shaping a looking glass world where assumptions are challenged and long-held success strategies are rendered ineffective. This convergence creates disruptive stress, fuels opportunity, and blurs industry and functional boundaries. It will have a profound effect as structure, value and traditional transformation strategies are challenged, re-examined and reimagined. Frank Diana will describe this emerging world that could, in amazingly short order, change everything we know and understand about business.

Your Money or Your Business

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Optiv

Laura Tibodeau
Chief Information Officer
Americas Styrenics
Brian Wrozek
Executive Director, Advisory Services, Office of the CISO
Optiv
Moderator
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Often issued as a threat from armed robbers, “your money or your life,” encapsulates the do-or-die reality of another threat: ransomware. The rise and success of ransomware serves as an ideal case study illustrating the challenges of thwarting attacks and opportunities facing organizations today to reduce their risk exposure. Moderated by industry expert Brian Wrozek, Optiv’s executive director in the Office of the CISO, this boardroom session allows CIOs to respond to the intersection of foundational cybersecurity approaches and next generation solutions, as well as discuss the importance of cross-vertical cooperation between cybersecurity, IT and legal.


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:
Mikhail Babbs at 503-972-4447 | mikhail.babbs@evanta.com
Pierre Ngung at 503-808-9818 | pierre.ngung@evanta.com

Orchestrating an M&A Advantage

Executive Boardroom 

Dulce Borjas
VP & CIO
ENGIE Energy
Steve Brady
Chief Information Officer
Dresser-Rand, A Siemens Business
John Varkey
VP, CIO
Direct Energy
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Integrating organizations with evolving ERPs, plurality of processes, redundant resources and conflicting cultures is like orchestrating a complicated symphony. Such is the challenge of CIOs working on complex and dynamic M&A activity. Yes, organizations have their conductor’s score — important for the same reason as it is in a symphony — but managing the human layer, balancing the time horizon, and synergizing efforts with a clear business case requires a finely tuned skill set, including the ability to improvise. Join this session to learn from your peers and add your own melody to the M&A best practice mix.


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:
Mikhail Babbs at 503-972-4447 | mikhail.babbs@evanta.com
Pierre Ngung at 503-808-9818 | pierre.ngung@evanta.com

11:10am - 11:40pm

Networking Break

11:40am - 12:50pm Luncheon Keynote

The Power of One (Percent)

Keynote 

Anup Sharma
General Manager of Digital Productivity
GE Digital
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One percent is a powerful figure — especially when magnified by the scale of a great enterprise. Faced with market challenges, efficiencies that add up to one percent make a big impact on the bottom line. It’s difficult to generate when an operation is already proficient, but getting smarter through sensorization, a commitment to the cloud, and a robust data and analytics ecosystem coalesces into one powerful outcome. Anup Sharma has made remarkable strides in an organization known for its innovation. The Industrial Internet and brilliant factory concepts put GE on the IoT map, and the advancements keep coming.

12:50pm - 1:20pm

Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm Breakout Sessions

Become Indispensable – Strategies for Scaling IT Effectively

Featured Session 

Donald Bolton
GM, IT Services
Spectra Energy Corp
Louie Ehrlich
Former CIO and President, IT Company
Chevron Corporation
Trond Ellefsen
CIO
Statoil North America
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Persistence and ingenuity are hallmarks of great leadership during uncertain times when the company leans on the CIO to contribute impactful cost management strategies. While the types and forms of cost levers change, what are durable and novel ways to support the business when most of the natural budget adjustments have been made? Where does the CIO go — or not go — to deliver increasing demands in a resource scarce environment? Panelists will share candid and experienced insight on their philosophies of maintaining an agile IT operation and concrete ways to effectively manage cost when it matters most.

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Cloud Skeptics and Advocates Get to the Truth

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Box

Jennifer Hartsock
CIO
GE Oil & Gas
Randy Lakner
CIO
Oil States International, Inc.
Jon Herstein
VP, Customer Success
Box
Moderator
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The cloud takes on many shapes, sizes, personalities and characteristics. Fitting cloud into the endless complexities and scope of operations is daunting for even the best CIOs of world-class companies. The “how” of cloud is where much of the truth lives and the real world operates. What overall IT strategies and tactics does cloud work best for? Is cloud truly cost-effective? What are the metrics used to demonstrate its return of investment? These questions and others are addressed to cut through the mythos of the cloud in this peer-to-peer dialogue.


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:
Mikhail Babbs at 503-972-4447 | mikhail.babbs@evanta.com
Pierre Ngung at 503-808-9818 | pierre.ngung@evanta.com

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm Breakout Sessions

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IT in the Driver’s Seat – New Ways to Generate More Revenue

Executive Boardroom 

Antonio Marin
VP, IT
WCA Waste Corporation
Anup Sharma
General Manager of Digital Productivity
GE Digital
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A sure way to become a trusted business ally is to do just that — business. Meaning, drive projects to generate new streams of revenue or accelerate existing lines of business to add profits and growth. Companies are being infused with opportunity as technology touches every inch of the business. Forward-thinking companies are turning to CIOs to expand their reach, and leaning on their expertise to capitalize on emerging business opportunities in the ever-evolving digital universe. Join this boardroom session to discuss use cases and revenue-driving ideas — from easy-to implement projects to conceptual moonshots.


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:
Mikhail Babbs at 503-972-4447 | mikhail.babbs@evanta.com
Pierre Ngung at 503-808-9818 | pierre.ngung@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm Closing Keynote

Closing Address

Keynote 

Stephen Chazen
Strategic Advisor
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
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Session details pending

4:20pm - 5:00pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings