November 6, 2014 / Content Highlights

Conference Schedule

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The Evanta Executive Summit has been carefully crafted by our Governing Body of CIOs, CISOs and Chief Data Officers to deliver the most timely and relevant information in a true peer-to-peer environment. Based on criteria developed by the Governing Body, speakers are invited following a highly selective nomination and qualification process. The Governing Body’s goal is to ensure that the conference delivers valuable and useful information to all CXOs and information technology executives who qualify to attend.

7:00am — 7:45am Registration and Breakfast
7:45am — 4:00pm Keynotes, Breakout Sessions, Lunch and Networking Breaks
4:00pm — 5:00pm Closing Reception and Prize Drawings

Breakout session formats include: CXO best practices, industry-leading featured speakers and interactive boardroom discussions.

Conference sponsors provide a best practice pavilion with unique rules of engagement built per the request of the Governing Body. Sponsors are required to provide recent best practice/case studies and referrals suited to the needs of large enterprises.

The Art of Balancing Business, Life and Leadership


Curt Culver
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
MGIC Investment Corporation
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When the real estate world began to implode in 2007, MGIC could have been one of countless mortgage firms that went under. But despite a crushing economic downturn, years of limited merit increases, and layoffs that reduced the workforce by almost half, MGIC is now poised to thrive. Chairman and CEO Curt Culver offers the story of how MGIC endured by treating their employees like family and encouraging life success over work success. MGIC has ranked among the top 10 workplaces in Wisconsin for five consecutive years — a testament to a company culture that values health, humor, honesty, hustle and humility.

Protecting Brand Identity in the Digital Age


Marc Varner
McDonald's Corporation
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With recent media-worthy data breaches on the mind of many consumers and legislators, it’s increasingly important for CXOs to understand their role and responsibility in protecting the company brand. As enterprises make a bigger push to outsource services and establish a digital presence, reputational risk spikes. CXOs must all be primed to manage, identify and react accordingly. Drawing on his experience as CISO for one of the world’s most recognizable brands, Marc Varner of McDonald’s Corporation discusses the notion that appropriate security is directly proportionate to your knowledge of the brand you’re protecting. Join this session for strategies and must-haves to safeguard organizational reputation.

Blueprint for Success – Building Growing Businesses


David Lubar
President & CEO
Lubar & Co.
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For more than 50 years, Lubar & Co. has been successfully building businesses in partnership with management teams in diverse industries. David Lubar will share the enduring original principles and values of Lubar & Co. which still guide the firm today, as well as discuss the connection between Lubar & Co.’s investment activities and the broad philanthropic involvements of the Lubar family. He will offer stories of actual investments and insights into the challenges and opportunities inherent in developing growing businesses.

Fostering a Journey of Innovation


Paul Thompson
Director of Innovation, Global IT
Medtronic, Inc.
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Any organization can propose a grand idea, but only true innovators know how to drive those ideas into commercialized, profitable business models. During the development of Medtronic’s “Hospital of the Future,” Paul Thompson learned that the key to successful IT innovation is embracing the unknown, not just in the idea stage but all through development. Thanks to strategic partnerships, integration of customer feedback, and careful incubation of both ideas and team members, Medtronic has built four innovation centers across the globe and is also developing a range of patient support environments, proving that version 1.0 can be just the beginning of the innovation process.

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Featured Speakers

Daniel Adamany
President & CEO
Blaise Beaulier
VP, Enterprise Projects and Support
Northwestern Mutual
Paul R. Brody
Vice President, Mobile & Internet of Things Consulting Practice
Chris Dowler
Assurant Health
Dawn M. Cappelli
Director, Insider Risk Management
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
David Falter
Director of Solutions Engineering
Sprint Business
Jim Marshall
Director, IT Architect
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Austin Park
Dave Schecklman
Oshkosh Corporation
Krishnan Srinivasan
GE Healthcare
Mike Warner
Oshkosh Corporation
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Please check back regularly as speakers are added to the agenda.