Agenda


December 2, 2014 / Governing Body Private Dinner


6:00pm - 8:30pm Governing Body Private Dinner

A Scientific Approach to the Talent Conundrum

Dinner Keynote

Dr. Uma Gupta
Founder & Executive Director
STEM-SMART
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The quest for talent in IT must be reimagined. As the pendulum continues to swing in favor of business acumen and soft skills alongside technical prowess, organizations are faced with the pressing challenge of fundamentally rethinking the way they identify, recruit, reward and retain talent. Small bandages on festering problems no longer deliver results. In this exciting dinner keynote session, Dr. Uma Gupta will share how successful organizations are leveraging cutting-edge neuroscience research on human behavior to build, strengthen and inspire their talent base to achieve extraordinary results.


December 3, 2014 / Conference


7:00am - 7:45am

Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

IT’s Starring Role in Innovation

Keynote

Joseph Santamaria
VP, IT & CIO
PSEG Inc.
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Innovation is the outcome of culture, not technology. IT has a responsibility to facilitate the discovery and adoption of better technical solutions. The goal is to drive business value by realizing new opportunities and solving existing problems. In doing so, IT should be leveraged to drive an enterprise culture of innovation and continuous improvement. Joseph Santamaria, VP of IT and CIO, shares how he injected innovation into PSEG through the introduction of new methodology, programs that brought key business and technology partners together, governance and a new organizational model.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

Driving IT Stability – Perfecting the Fundamentals

Featured Session

Walter Yosafat
SVP & Global CIO
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
Moderator
Barry Gilmore
SVP & CIO
L'Oréal Americas
Richard A. Loew
CIO
PBF Energy
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CIOs today are faced with a tall order. They must be able to drive organization-wide stability while still responding with lightning quickness to the ever-changing technology needs and demands of their customers. In this dichotomous environment, it becomes crucial to perfect the fundamentals. With the right leadership, people, processes, data, infrastructure and technology in place, the balance between IT stability and innovation becomes easier to manage. Three seasoned IT leaders share their war stories and unique perspectives on how they best serve their businesses by driving immediate agility and long-term stability.

The CIO and Security – From Cybersecurity to the Boardroom

Featured Session

Roland Cloutier
Global CSO
ADP
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As CIOs prioritize their most critical focus areas, information security continues to bubble to the top of the list. From addressing advanced threats to the realities of a margin-based business, the CIO and his security partners must provide realistic protection while balancing investment and the scrutiny of boards and senior executive management. Roland Cloutier, global CISO at ADP, will focus on important issues and dispel security myths. Most importantly, he will tie together business protection strategies, realistic operations and the criticality of driving transparency and efficacy from security, risk and privacy programs while identifying where it matters most.

BYOD on Fire

Executive Boardroom sponsored by: Sprint Business

Craig Safir
Director, Cloud and Converged Markets
Sprint Business
Moderator
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BYOD is disruptive to IT and empowering to employees. A trend that is only growing, BYOD is a big driver of the continued mobilization of business. CIOs are discovering best practices of BYOD that include access, device and data management, security, cloud-based communication, collaboration set-up and application access and deployment. And, there are challenges to be mindful of as well. What obstacles should CIOs anticipate? What are the accelerants that are driving successful BYOD strategies? This session will identify how CIOs can make the best decisions for their organization’s BYOD strategy.

9:50am - 10:10am

Networking Break

10:10am - 11:00am Breakout Sessions

How Governance Informs Strategy – Creating an IT Road Map

Featured Session

Nicholas Colisto
SVP & CIO
Xylem Inc.
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CIO and C-suite communication is more important than ever before. A key component of that communication is presenting a comprehensive strategic plan to the CEO and the board of directors. A well-thought-out strategic plan is the lifeblood of any IT organization, and the best strategic plans begin with the right governance framework. Join Nick Colisto, SVP and CIO of Xylem Inc., as he shares how establishing the right governance structure from the outset helps align IT with the business and corrals disparate divisions and their leaders under the umbrella of a shared vision.

Unified Management for a More Agile Future

Featured Session sponsored by: VMware, Inc.

Chris Wolf
America's CTO
VMware
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Businesses are looking to increase agility and cost efficiency, and CIOs are looking to meet these needs with a combination of existing IT infrastructure and the newer, still-shifting business models required to support a more agile and demanding framework. With increasing complexity in application development, networking and data-storage needs, how can CIOs create and manage an environment fluid enough to prepare for this new future? Chris Wolf, America’s CTO for VMware, will provide a holistic view of how CIOs can manage software-defined data center resources and capabilities to deliver more sophisticated solutions back to the business.

Multi-Cloud, Multi-Partner – The Complexity of the New Cloud Landscape

Executive Boardroom

Richard Branton
VP & CTO
Merck
Michael Del Priore
SVP & CIO
Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc.
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For the foreseeable future, IT organizations will traffic in an environment that is multi-cloud and multi-partner. While the cloud was initially touted for its ease of use and its smaller impact on IT budgets, companies are no longer seeing those benefits as the scale of cloud projects increases. As the press sensationalizes security exposures, CIOs are left to handle new challenges that are largely a function of the technology environment that they are forced to exist in. This engaging and interactive session focuses on the realities and complexities of the current cloud landscape.

11:00am - 11:30am

Networking Break

11:30am - 12:30pm Luncheon Keynote

Session Details to be Announced Shortly

Keynote

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Session details to be announced shortly.

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Networking Break

1:00pm - 1:50pm Breakout Sessions

The CIO of the Future – The Case for Shifting Leadership Styles

Featured Session

Stuart Kippelman
VP & CIO
Covanta Energy Corporation
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The world we face today is dramatically shifting and accelerating from on-premise to vendor-provided IT services, and from PC to mobile platforms. Along with these highly complex and potentially high-risk shifts, the CIO and all IT leaders must adapt their leadership styles and their organizations’ capability to accommodate change. Stuart Kippelman, VP and CIO of Covanta Energy Corporation, leads a session that will explore the leadership and skill changes needed for each of these shifts, while investigating the opportunities to grow IT in new directions.

Accelerate Your Value

Executive Boardroom sponsored by: Dell

Jim Stikeleather
Chief Innovation Officer
Dell Services
Moderator
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Today’s CIO is under pressure to deliver value — which can mean different things to different organizations. Value can come in the form of delivering continuous innovation to strategically cutting costs, or adopting enabling technologies to fuel business growth. However, CEOs aren't waiting for CIOs to decide which path to take.

In three years, 70 percent of CIOs will be replaced. Only 46 percent of CEOs believe their CIO understands the business strategy enough to drive true value. Join this engaging and interactive session to help CIOs stop “just existing” in their current roles, and to start thriving by accelerating their value.

Game Changers

Featured Session

Pat Roche
VP, IT Solutions
C. R. Bard, Inc.
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Game Changer sessions consist of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations. Each brief, high-value segment will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways. These short sessions will provide a great conversational starting point for continued dialogue on Evanta365. Here is a preview of game changing content for this session.

Game Changer 1: Transforming IT by Collaborating to Build a Game Changing Business Solution
Pat Roche, VP, IT Solutions, C.R. Bard, Inc.
It is not uncommon for IT organizations to be viewed as support organizations and cost centers. Pat Roche will share how he collaboratively developed a mobile solution that changed the perception of IT.

1:50pm - 2:10pm

Networking Break

2:10pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions

Driving Customer Engagement by Unlocking the Power of Data

Featured Session

Gerard Insall
SVP & CIO
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
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Data and analytics is an exploding area of investment for the enterprise. With the customer experience at the core of everything they do, Avis Budget Group has been making leaps and bounds in understanding how to use data to discover efficiencies and improve strategies. As customer expectations drive the parameters and channels of engagement, it has never been more important to unlock the power of data. In this session, Gerard Insall, SVP and CIO, shares how Avis is organized around data initiatives, how to educate the C-suite and how the organization is producing higher customer lifetime value.

Age of the Fifth Element – Automation

Featured Session sponsored by: Tata Consultancy Services

Dave Chopra
Global Head Strategy IT Infrastructure Services, Head of Infrastructure Services North America
Tata Consultancy Services
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As four new age elements — SMAC — establish themselves and fundamentally change the way we live our lives personally and professionally, the combined effect is pushing a fifth element to center stage — automation. With the deployment of digital technologies, like SMAC, IT infrastructure in most organizations continues to grow and become more complex over time. To tackle complexity, a technology-first mindset must be adopted. Championing this new vision, Dave Chopra discusses how TCS has embraced automation and analytics to digitize IT operations from end to end, cutting across infrastructure, platforms and applications and fundamentally changing the way they operate and interact with their customers.

3:00pm - 3:20pm

Networking Break

3:20pm - 4:00pm Closing Keynote

Championing a Legacy of Excellence

Keynote

Scott O'Neil
CEO
Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils
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Scott O’Neil has built an impressive legacy that includes monumental deals for the NBA. As the CEO of the New Jersey Devils, the Philadelphia 76ers and Prudential Center, the state-of-the-art multipurpose arena located in Newark, New Jersey, O’Neil champions excellence while motivating and challenging more than 500 employees every day. By pioneering innovative partnerships — most recently with PartyPoker.com — he epitomizes the spirit of leadership. O'Neil shares his management philosophy and explains how his relentless approach can help create a winning culture for enterprise teams.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings