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May 3, 2010 / Governing Body Private Dinner

6:00pm - 9:00pm Governing Body Private Dinner

Leadership Through Successful Team Building

Dinner Keynote

Jody Conradt
Special Assistant to the Women’s Athletic Director, Former Head Women’s Basketball Coach/Women’s Athletic Director
The University of Texas, Austin
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Jody Conradt knows what it takes to motivate a team to strive for success. Recently appointed to the Board of Governors for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Conradt’s legacy in the basketball community has been defined by her passion for empowering her players to be leaders on the court and in all aspects of life. When she retired from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007, after more than 30 years as the head women’s basketball coach, Conradt had achieved the status of the second all-time winningest coach in men’s and women’s collegiate basketball. Central to Conradt’s approach to coaching and administration is her belief that building strong teams is the key to effective leadership.

May 4, 2010 / Conference

7:00am - 8:00am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 9:00am Opening Keynote

Innovation Pipeline: What Does the Future Hold for Oil and Gas?

Keynote sponsored by: Tata Consultancy Services

Rod Nelson
VP, Communications, Innovation & Collaboration
Schlumberger Limited
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Serving as the VP of Communications, Innovation & Collaboration for Schlumberger Limited, Rod Nelson is constantly investigating how new technology and innovation will impact the oil and gas industry. Taking a big picture perspective on the industry, Nelson asks the tough questions and drives the conversations that will shape the future of global energy.

Session discovery topics:

  • Understanding the role of oil and gas in the world energy supply
  • A new direction for oil and gas — embracing a culture of innovation
  • The value of technology — unlocking new resources and driving value
  • Looking to the future — energy, the environment and education
9:00am - 9:30am

Networking Break

9:30am - 10:30am Breakout Sessions

Leading Through Change

Best Practice

Richard Lewis
Director & CIO
City of Houston
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Effective leadership is especially critical during times of organizational change. People are generally opposed to change unless they initiate it. Therefore it is very important that leaders make a compelling case as to why the change is needed. Join Richard Lewis, CIO of the City of Houston, as he shares examples from his own professional leadership journey that illustrate how to identify and develop leadership skills that will help encourage and facilitate change.

Session discovery topics:

  • Building your own leadership skill set
  • Moving toward leadership and away from management
  • Fostering a culture of collaboration, commitment and courage
  • Leading by example and mentoring your team
  • Improving organizational health and business value

Vendor Management and Business Process Outsourcing: Doing It Right

Featured Speaker

Dr. Anitesh Barua
Director of the MBA Information Management Program
McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
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IT and business process outsourcing have morphed from a pure cost savings exercise into a key decision involving strategic objectives. As this shift has taken place, the governance and management of ITO and BPO relationships has not matured to deal with high levels of coordination and collaboration between clients and vendors. With an in-depth understanding of these challenges, Dr. Anitesh Barua offers CIOs an action plan for successfully collaborating with vendors.

Session discovery topics:

  • Suitable contracts – selecting various outsourcing tasks
  • Managing complex outsourcing deals with coordination mechanisms
  • Pitfalls of governance structure and outsourced task mismatches
  • Fostering collaboration between multiple vendors
  • Guardian model – governance structures suitable for multi-sourcing
  • Modularity of task and interface design – maintaining outsourcing relationships

Connected Intelligence: Realizing the Value of Your BI Investments

Featured Speaker sponsored by: Hewlett-Packard Company

Giuliano Di Vitantonio
Head of Global Marketing & Alliances, BI Solutions
Hewlett-Packard Company
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Are you getting the most out of your BI investments? Do you struggle to measure the value and impact of BI and communicate it back to the business? Join Giuliano Di Vitantonio for a discussion on utilizing BI for maximum value in the enterprise.

Session discovery topics:

  • Enabling operational excellence – getting the right information to the right people at the right time
  • Leveraging corporate intelligence to improve your bottom line
  • Empowering business users to maximize the value of information
  • Communicating the value of BI – key conversations around value
10:30am - 11:00am

Networking Break

11:00am - 12:00pm Breakout Sessions

Cultivating Innovative Action

Best Practice sponsored by: Tata Consultancy Services

Greg Schwartz
CIO & SVP Enterprise Business Ops.
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Although innovation can add tremendous value to the enterprise, creating an organic culture of innovators is a challenge for many CIOs. Crucial to fostering innovation is senior level business participation, transparency and engagement. Greg Schwartz is responding to that challenge by creating a strong foundation of trust between IT and the business community.

Session discovery topics:

  • Building credibility – executing on the fundamentals of availability and delivery
  • Providing a robust technology environment for experimentation
  • Facilitating a journey of discovery and risk taking
  • Gaining trust with business partners – make them part of the process

Mastering the Art of SOA

Best Practice sponsored by: Accenture

Dr. Lynn Vogel
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
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At the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, quick and accurate data delivery is key to the success of the business. Therefore, Dr. Lynn Vogel and his team have developed their own electronic medical record capability, delivered on a service oriented architecture. This framework has boosted M.D. Anderson ahead of most other healthcare organizations. In this session, Dr. Vogel explains the benefits of building their revolutionary SOA framework.

Session discovery topics:

  • Achieving high performance and scalability
  • Accessibility and rapid response – establishing a highly available data environment
  • Creating value – data derived from a single source of truth
  • Productivity – looking beyond quantifiable ROI

Driving Business Value and Innovation: How CIOs Can Transform the Enterprise

Featured Speaker sponsored by: IBM

Dr. Françoise LeGoues
VP of Innovation Initiatives, Office of the CIO
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Session discovery topics:

  • Transforming to a globally integrated enterprise
  • Managing new technologies, such as cloud and business analytics, for business value
  • Leveraging new governance models for cost savings
  • Applying the IBM Global CIO Study findings and understanding its implications for CIOs today
12:00pm - 12:30pm

Networking Break

12:30pm - 2:00pm Luncheon Keynote

The State of the Johnson Space Center: NASA’s Future in Space Exploration


Michael Coats
Johnson Space Center
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As Director of the Johnson Space Center, Michael Coats brings the poise, courage and determination he developed as naval aviator and astronaut to his leadership role. Coats, who is a member of the Astronaut Hall of Fame, offers insight into how well defined and dynamic leadership can inspire innovation and guide an organization through successes and challenges. NASA, and the space age, are now more than 50. The next 50 years will prove to be more exciting than the last. Since almost the beginning, Houston has been part of that legacy.

Session discovery topics:

  • The final flights of the Space Shuttle – completing the ISS
  • A new path – turning uncertainty into opportunity
  • FY 2011 budget – NASA: a catalyst for development
  • Global economic competitiveness – technical talent pool
2:00pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:30pm Breakout Sessions

Digital First: A 150-Year Transformation

Best Practice sponsored by: Tata Consultancy Services

Tilak Mandadi
VP, Global Interactive and Travel Technologies
American Express Company
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Join Tilak Mandadi, VP, Global Interactive and Travel Technologies, as he discusses how digital became a way of life for American Express.

Session discovery topics:

  • Does the world need another digital community – Web 4.0 and beyond
  • Virtualization and cloud computing – losing control and loving it
  • Global mobile – you won’t leave home without it
  • Necessary evil – how to make infrastructure a desirable investment
  • Successfully tampering with tradition – a culture of innovation

Securing the Cloud: Calibrating Risk & Benefit

Best Practice

James Beeson
GE Capital - Commercial Finance
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Whether you are just moving into the cloud, researching more options within the public cloud, or building your own private cloud, most CIOs agree that this is the future of infrastructure as a service. But can CIOs have it all – both increased productivity and cost benefits within a secure cloud? Join James Beeson, CISO of GE Capital, as he outlines what CIOs should be thinking about when it comes to securely adopting the cloud.

Session discovery topics:

  • Planning for key conversations – important questions to ask vendors
  • Addressing data ownership and access – forensics and eDiscovery
  • Creating a disaster recovery plan within the cloud
  • Taking the next step – resources to educate yourself and the enterprise

Unleash the Efficient Enterprise

Featured Speaker sponsored by: Dell Inc.

Victor Fetter
VP Enterprise Architecture, Large Enterprise and Public Sales Tools
Dell Inc.
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Dell IT has undergone a radical transformation over the last few years, enabling it to shift from approximately 70% spend on operations and 30% spend on innovation to an even 50% split by the end of 2010. Gain insight from Dell’s experience and best practices around how it has unleashed enterprise efficiency in its ongoing transformation. This session will focus on the company’s journey to shift IT spend to allow for greater focus on strategic imperatives versus “keeping the lights on” by focusing on standardization, simplification and automation.

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Networking Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm Closing Keynote

Five Level Leadership


Doug Keeley
CEO & Chief Storyteller
The Mark of a Leader
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Great organizations are built on remarkable stories and powerful leadership. In tough times like these, they are the ‘secret sauce.’

The Governing Body is proud to introduce to the CIO Executive Summit stage an extraordinary communicator and ‘leadership junkie’ Doug Keeley, CEO and Chief Storyteller at The Mark of a Leader.

Based on a powerful approach he calls “Five Level Leadership,” Keeley uses amazing stories of the world’s greatest leaders and brands to show how the power of story and focused leadership make the difference in organizations. Using unforgettable video and music, and threading his narratives through the conference, he promises to challenge you as leaders and inspire you to rethink your approach to getting the most out of your team.

5:00pm - 6:00pm

CIO Reception & Luxury Prize Drawings