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May 5, 2014 / Governing Body Private Dinner


6:00pm Reception & Dinner Keynote

Propelling the Journey

Dinner Keynote

Bill McNabb
Chairman and CEO
Vanguard
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For almost 40 years, Vanguard’s business vision has been driven by leadership which places the interests of its funds’ investors fi rst by doggedly pursuing cost savings through innovation. Over time, Vanguard’s unique culture has embraced information technology as a driver of this innovation, building an agile and customer-driven enterprise. Today, as manager of more than $2T in mutual funds, the success of this strategy is apparent. In this keynote address, Vanguard Chairman and CEO Bill McNabb shares lessons on leadership from the vantage point of his organization’s nearly four-decade IT journey.


May 6, 2014 / Conference


7:00am - 7:30am

Registration & Breakfast

7:30am - 9:00am Opening Keynote

Transformation Through Partnership – Pulling Back the IT Curtain

Keynote

Scott Alcott
CIO
Comcast Corporation
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As the expectations of IT align increasingly with the business’ aspirations, the shift in structural organization required to enable this partnership often lags behind. For many companies, IT continues to exist in its own separate sphere, opaque to the business. Comcast CIO Scott Alcott recognized that in order for technology to truly enable the enterprise, the two must co-exist hand-in-hand. Alcott ushered his team into the business units, structurally aligning them and creating a level of communication and partnership that pushed the entire organization forward. In this session, Alcott shares his methods for transforming Comcast IT from the ground up.

9:00am - 9:30am

Networking Break

9:30am - 10:30am Breakout Sessions

Points of Contact – Driving the Connected World

Featured Session sponsored by: IBM

Joshua Beeman
University Information Security Officer
University of Pennsylvania
Jeff Wilkinson
VP, Info. Delivery
AmerisourceBergen
William Tworek
Senior Technical Staff Member & Executive IT Architect
IBM
Tom Murphy
VP, IT & University CIO
University of Pennsylvania
Moderator
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The rapid pace of technological advancement has created a climate of ubiquitous connectivity. The ability to reach out and effortlessly “touch” business units within organizations, partners across industries and millions of current and potential customers has accelerated IT’s role in propelling the business, but it has also generated massive amounts of data to be analyzed, implemented and protected. In this panel discussion, Jeff Wilkinson of AmericsourceBergen, Joshua Beeman of the University of Pennsylvania, and William Tworek of IBM will discuss the technologies and innovations driving continued connectivity and their implications for the intersection of data and security.

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Video

The Right Stuff - Strategic Tools and Better Solutions

Featured Session sponsored by: Box

Mike Meltz
Director, IT Infra.
AlliedBarton Security Services
Robin Daniels
Head of Enterprise Product Marketing
Box
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“Innovation”is often a nebulous placeholder for new tools and technologies that promise to solve long-standing dilemmas. But CIOs—beholden to business objectives and responsible for practical strategies—understand that true innovation requires a clear plate, and that pressing problems demand the use of new tools designed for a new workplace. Mike Meltz of AlliedBarton Security faced just such an urgent challenge: a mobile workforce on myriad devices with a need to transport and share files securely. Join Meltz and Robin Daniels of Box as they share the ways in which they partnered to deftly deploy solutions to solve these problems and facilitate true innovation.

By the Numbers – Practical Applications of Pervasive Data

Executive Boardroom

Chris Kulczytzky
VP, Enterprise Systems, Information Management
McGraw-Hill Financial
James Schinski
VP & CIO
PPL Corporation
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The Big Data movement has sparked the imaginations of technology leaders. Data’s potential to drive customer value, enable innovation, and improve internal processes is seemingly limitless. But how is that potential harnessed and the investment justified? How do data-savvy organizations cut through the analytics noise to formulate efficient, business-impactful strategies? In what ways can data be disseminated smoothly and usably across multiple internal divisions to yield greater collaboration and healthier, more productive companies? Attendees of this Executive Boardroom should come prepared to discuss insights gained, successes and failures experienced and lessons learned along the continuing path to a fully data-driven enterprise.

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: Rich Borders, 503-972-4031, rich.borders@evanta.com

10:30am - 11:00am

Networking Break

11:00am - 12:00pm Breakout Sessions

Once Again Undo the Breach

Featured Session

Dawn-Marie Hutchinson
Global Head of Information Security
Urban Outfitters, Inc.
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Recent high-profile breaches have brought to public attention an uncomfortable reality for IT executives: in the arms’ race against cyber criminals, the deck is stacked against security. While a significant and proactive investment in enterprise defense is critical, a comprehensive response strategy to the seemingly inevitable attack can be essential in minimizing its impact as both business disruptor and reputation tarnish. Join Urban Outfitter’s global head of information security, Dawn-Marie Hutchinson, as she discusses preparedness in the face of crisis, why the first decision after a breach can make all the difference, and answers the question: What if we’re next?

Innovation in Action

Featured Session sponsored by: Jive Software

Michael Vennera
SVP & CIO
Independence Blue Cross
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Innovation has become the “brass ring” for many organizations looking to reap increasing benefits from technology. The tantalizing potential of innovation, however, often necessarily takes a back seat to the day-to-day needs of major enterprise operations, and modern CIOs must strike a balance between keeping the wheels turning and the new tools that will drive the engine in the future. To address this, Independence Blue Cross pursued an elegant solution: partner with local start-ups to help foster innovation, develop new tools and support entrepreneurship in the community. Join Vennera as he shares the breakthroughs and challenges of this exciting approach.

Accelerate Your Value

Executive Boardroom sponsored by: Dell

Tom Murphy
VP, IT & University CIO
University of Pennsylvania
Angelo Valletta
US CIO
EVO Payments International
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.

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:
Rich Borders at 503-972-4031 or at rich.borders@evanta.com

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Networking Break

12:30pm - 2:00pm Luncheon Keynote

Developing Our Future

Keynote sponsored by: UST Global

Sajan Pillai
CEO
UST Global
Richard Negrin
Deputy Mayor, Administration & Coordination & Managing Director
City of Philadelphia
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As our economy continues to improve, many organizations in the Delaware Valley see new, technology-driven opportunities to grow hindered by the challenge of finding trained IT talent. In an increasingly connected digital world, an investment in developing social capital is paramount to economic prosperity. In this keynote, Deputy Mayor Richard Negrin will share his perspective on the talent gap in greater Philadelphia, and he will be joined on stage by UST Global CEO Sajan Pillai, who will discuss his response to this crisis: Step IT Up America, an initiative to provide STEM education, training and employment to 5,000 inner-city minority women by 2020.

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Break

2:30pm - 3:30pm Breakout Sessions

Dollars and Bytes – IT Leadership at the Nexus of Business and Tech

Featured Session sponsored by: EMC Corporation

Dale Danilewitz
SVP & CIO
AmerisourceBergen
Kevin Michaelis
VP, Global IT & CIO
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
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Most progressive organizations have long viewed IT as a partner rather than a cost center. This shift in perception was driven by visionary leadership: CIOs now blend technical know-how with business acumen to mobilize their technology teams and communicate concrete value to the enterprise. But how does the background of the CIO impact IT’s trajectory along this path? Join AmerisourceBergen’s Dale Danilewitz — a CIO with a wealth of technology experience — and Air Products’ Kevin Michaelis — an MBA with a distinguished business background — to discuss the ways in which they have harnessed unique perspectives to foster innovation, develop high-potentials and connect with business leadership.

End Users – Engaging the New Digital Customer

Executive Boardroom

Michael Vennera
SVP & CIO
Independence Blue Cross
Brian Simmermon
VP & CIO
Subaru of America, Inc.
Moderator
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Technology drives business innovation and allows organizations unprecedented levels of connectivity with their customers. Capitalizing on this ability to connect, however, requires that the enterprise formulates a strong, cooperative digital and marketing strategy. For some organizations, this means working to develop branding and craft an image. For others, the challenge of reaching the digital customer is a matter of defining the technology necessary to connect. In this executive boardroom, attendees will share the ways in which they are working to hone a digital marketing presence and technologically engage the new digital consumer.

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Networking Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm Closing Keynote

Five Level Leadership

Keynote

Doug Keeley
CEO & Chief Storyteller
The Mark of a Leader
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Great organizations are built on remarkable stories and powerful leadership. When it comes to accelerating growth and innovation, they are the “secret sauce.”

Based on a premise called Five Level Leadership, Doug Keeley’s The Mark of a Leader program uses unforgettable stories to show how many of the world’s greatest leaders and brands have harnessed the power of full engagement, story and focused leadership to succeed.

In this thought-provoking and entertaining keynote, Keeley promises to challenge leaders, teach new ideas, and inspire you to raise your game to get the best out of your team.

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Closing Reception