May 23, 2016 / Governing Body Private Dinner

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

Oh, Yeah! Now I Get it! Information and the Digital Transformation of Everything

Dinner Keynote 

Eric Clemons
Professor of Operations & Information Management
The Wharton School of Business
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Changes in information require that every function within every business must be coordinated and integrated. Because CIOs understand information they are best positioned to anticipate the risks that these changes present to the business. Because CIOs understand information technology, they are best positioned to integrate the different functional areas so that the organization can respond most effectively to seize opportunities. We will discuss frequently occurring patterns in the digital transformation of strategy, so that the CIO can rapidly recognize the nature of the change facing the organization, and can effectively communicate the risk, the opportunity, and the most effective response.

May 24, 2016 / Conference

7:00am - 7:40am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

The Resilient CIO

Keynote  sponsored by: Xavient

Scott Alcott
Comcast Corporation
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As any CIO of a major organization can attest to, the daily grind of meetings, potential cyber hacks, presenting to the board, and other requirements of the role can bring tremendous stress and anxiety. Now, if the pressures of a CIO weren’t enough, envision managing all of these responsibilities while in remission from a rare form of cancer. In this opening keynote, Scott Alcott, CIO of Comcast Corporation, will share his personal journey as a cancer survivor and how it impacts his outlook on life in and out of the C-suite.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

The Business of Security – Tackling the Rapid Evolution of Cybersecurity

Featured Speakers  sponsored by: PwC

Noopur Davis
SVP, Product Security and Privacy
Comcast Corporation
Janice Withers
CIO, TD Bank, N.A.
TD Bank Group
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The importance of cybersecurity has increased exponentially in recent years, creating a rapid transformation of the role of a CISO. With a growing need for business-focused security communication at the board level and corporate-wide security adoption, the modern IT security organization and the relationship between CIOs and CISOs are swiftly evolving. Join this lively discussion as veteran CIOs and CISOs discuss how they drive collaboration between IT security and the business while creating efficient communication channels with senior leaders throughout the organization.

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Creating Business Value at Start Up Speed

Featured Speakers  sponsored by: ThoughtWorks

John Buhl
Principal in Retail Digital Services
Aneesh Lele
Portfolio Director, Financial Services
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The Philadelphia region’s blend of legacy, new, enterprise and startup — and every size and shape of company — has generated a culture of constant disruption and constant opportunity. Whether large or small, IT must constantly find new ways to create business value at start up speed. This joint presentation will explore the adoption of lean and agile principles across both business and IT organizations, and strategies for solidifying IT as a competitive weapon that emboldens innovation across the enterprise.

See the Forest and the Trees With Operational Intelligence

Featured Speakers  sponsored by: Splunk

Manish Jiandani
Director, Business Analytics
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All websites, communications, networking and complex IT infrastructures generate massive streams of data in a range of unpredictable formats that are difficult to process and analyze by traditional methods. This panel explores new ways to operationalize analytics to take advantage of both big picture phenomenon as well as more minute windows of opportunity to gain efficiencies. Hear how different organizations are addressing the challenges of going beyond dashboards and surface-level reporting to make more informed decisions, not just in IT but across the business, and mature the data-driven organization while ensuring the security of the overall data ecosystem.

The Business of Security Continued – Tackling the Rapid Evolution of Cybersecurity

Executive Boardroom 

Noopur Davis
SVP, Product Security and Privacy
Comcast Corporation
Janice Withers
CIO, TD Bank, N.A.
TD Bank Group
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Continuing our evolution of security discussion, this boardroom will dive deeper into the discussion around how CIOs and CISOs drive collaboration between IT security and the business. How can the CIO and CISO work together to create a people-centric security strategy and how do they get better adoption through the organization? What are some of the biggest challenges in getting other business line leaders to understand their role in owning/ managing technology risk?

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

11:10am - 11:40am

Networking Break

11:40am - 1:10pm Luncheon Keynote

Vision and Execution in the Age of Digital Transformation

Keynote  sponsored by: EMC Corporation

Patricia Florissi
VP & Global CTO
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.

1:10pm - 1:40pm

Networking Break

1:40pm - 2:30pm Breakout Sessions

Promoting for Success

Featured Session  sponsored by: Box

Greg Driscoll
SVP, Service Operations & CIO
The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
Andy Santacroce
Deputy CIO, VP, Global App Dev. and Digital Products
BDP International, Inc.
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The new trend for many organizations across the country is to assign technology leadership positions to individuals with a business background. While this can have a positive impact for the enterprise, senior leadership might overlook those with a technical education who can help drive technology forward in senior-level IT roles. This panel will discuss the pros of promoting individuals with a technical background, how this can help drive a closer partnership between IT and the business, and why technical skills are a vital component of success at the executive level in IT.

A Decade of Change – Enduring in a Digital Ecosystem

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: CA Technologies

Gerry Christian
VWR International, LLC
Dale Danilewitz
Brian Simmermon
Subaru of America, Inc.
Trevor Bunker
SVP, Business Unit Executive
CA Technologies
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The digital ecosystem has redefined business strategy and operations, leveraging current technology resources in new ways. For CIOs, the key to success will be repositioning the technology organization to make IT a more agile broker of services, enabling digital capabilities to deliver on business strategy. To borrow a phrase from Nicholas Carr’s article, “IT Doesn’t Matter,” “When a resource becomes essential to competition but inconsequential to strategy, the risks it creates become more important than the advantages it provides.” Moderated by CA, this conversation will give real world examples around how IT defines and integrates new digital capabilities into overall corporate strategy.

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

1:40pm - 1:55pm Game Changer 1

InnerSource Strategy in Modern Development

Game Changer  sponsored by: Github

Chris Long
Director, Enterprise Strategy
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Organizations can leverage techniques from the open source community to break down geographic and organizational barriers. Chris Long shares best practices that lead to higher quality code and happier developers.

1:55pm - 2:10pm Game Changer 2

Game Changer #2

Game Changer 

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Sessions details pending.

2:10pm - 2:25am Game Changer 3

Game Changer #3

Game Changer 

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2:30pm - 2:50pm

Networking Break

2:50pm - 3:40pm Breakout Sessions

Behaving Badly – The Internal “Spy” Uncovered

Featured Session  sponsored by: Okta, Inc.

Keith Morales
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Special Agent Thomas Breeden

Federal Bureau of Investigation
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The thief who is harder to detect and who could cause the most damage is the insider - the employee with legitimate access. Whether an employee is simply acting on an opportunity or is an intruder in disguise, a strong insider threat mitigation strategy is necessary. CIOs and CISOs must acknowledge the problem and invest in the required resources, personnel and technologies to moderate the risk of an insider attack. In this session, we will use real examples of incidents involving insiders to illustrate the threat and discuss factors that motivate insider theft of intellectual property and organizational factors that enable that theft.

3:40pm - 4:00pm

Networking Break

4:00pm - 4:30pm Closing Keynote

Creating a Winning Culture

Keynote  sponsored by: Workday

Mark Jackson
Director of Athletics
Villanova University
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IT leaders tasked with restructuring their departments face unique challenges — similar to the challenges athletic directors face as they manage several teams and departments. Restructurings are a delicate balancing act of competing priorities: cutting costs, streamlining efficiencies and aligning with business needs. Tackling these complexities starts with building a winning culture — whether that’s on the field or in the office. Mark Jackson shares his nearly 20-year journey working with some of the most influential coaches and athletic directors in collegiate and professional sports, and speaks to his experiences being a part of, and now leading, a winning culture.

4:40pm - 5:15pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings