Southern California

CIO Executive Summit

June 7, 2017

L.A. Hotel Downtown


June 6, 2017 / Governing Body Private Dinner

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

The Thoughtfully Ruthless Leader

Dinner Keynote 

Val Wright
International Leadership & Innovation Expert, Author & Thought Leader
"Thoughtfully Ruthless"
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What’s the greatest lesson Val Wright learned about innovation from her experiences with executives from Starbucks, LinkedIn, Financial Times and Google? Time and again she says she’s learned it’s not the economy, market conditions or competition that’s holding businesses back. The secret is locked inside how leaders ruthlessly (in a thoughtful way) manage their time, energy and resources. Join Wright to learn how to focus your time and energy on products, profits and customers to catapult your long-term growth.

June 7, 2017 / Content Highlights

7:00am - 7:45am

Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

Building the Disruptive Enterprise

Keynote  sponsored by: Box

Jeetu Patel
SVP of Platform & Chief Strategy Officer
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With greater access to resources and deeper institutional knowledge, enterprise-level organizations have long held a distinct competitive advantage over smaller, would-be interlopers. But increasingly, technology and all things digital have leveled the playing field for nimble upstarts seeking to disrupt and dislodge. Keeping pace in this digital landscape requires more than the band-aid of a new app or tool; IT leaders have to go deeper, fundamentally rethinking everything from products and processes to employee and customer experience. Jeetu Patel examines the challenges of enterprise transformation in the era of disruption and shares insights on aligning culture, process, and systems to reinvent the enterprise.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

Attracting, Developing and Retaining High-Performers

Featured Session  sponsored by: ServiceNow

Jim Crawford
Kaiser Permanente
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To dramatically boost your organization’s productivity, you need high performers on board, which means being intentional about attracting, developing and retaining top talent at every level. In this endeavor, two things are critical — understanding what a high-performing organization looks like and what high-performing employees want. Building appealing job roles and an enticing workplace culture starts with that awareness. Join this session as Jim Crawford shares how to achieve these goals and maps out a plan to help you get there.

Leading the Way to the 2020 Digital Enterprise

Featured Session 

Vimarsh Bakaya
Principal Executive Advisor
CEB, now Gartner
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Today’s CIOs are being asked to partner on their companies’ digital business goals — to become agents of change for digital transformation. This requires an operating model that’s more flexible and responsive. A model that takes a fresh approach to understanding needs and delivering capabilities. IT’s changing role is paving a new path — one that offers CIOs a chance to evangelize digital opportunities and reshape their career paths. Vimarsh Bakaya shares how leading CIOs are aligning their approach to business engagement and delivery with digital transformation — with impressive results.

Every Company is a Software Company

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Puppet

Rick Hopfer
Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Don Olender
Executive Director
UCLA IS Associates
Gia Lyons
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It seems like yesterday that CEOs and their boards were “encouraging” IT leaders to make significant pushes into mobile, big data and the cloud. Now all organizations are beginning to identify as software companies. CIOs are being instructed to embrace digital transformation, and they’ve never felt more pressure. This has not come out of left field. Software powers everything around us, from phones and banking to healthcare and manufacturing. Organizations that want to remain competitive in today’s tech-driven climate must be skilled at creating, delivering and maintaining software. Gia Lyons leads this interactive discussion on honing your software delivery, focusing on DevOps and harnessing the value of automation.

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Going All In With the Cloud

Featured Session 

Tim Moran
SVP, Global IT, Financial Systems
Live Nation Entertainment
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The journey to the cloud for Live Nation kicked off in 2015 with a mandate to get out of the data center business. Focusing on the growth of the business and aiming to shed increasing infrastructure costs, the company made the strategic decision to migrate to the cloud. Following an aggressive timeline, Live Nation partnered with AWS to migrate its systems to the cloud and shut down related servers and storage in the data center. Tim Moran, SVP of Global IT for Live Nation, shares the pitfalls and successes of the journey and advantages his organization has found with the shift.

IoT ROI – Strategy and Execution in the Smart Enterprise

Featured Session  sponsored by: Dell EMC

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For years, the Internet of Things has represented tantalizing possibility for enterprise technology leaders. But the same confluence of factors that position IoT as a tool of strategic advantage — actionable consumer data, greater efficiencies and process improvement, a paved path to innovation — also pose major challenges. Cybersecurity threats, consumer privacy concerns and mountains of unprocessed information can derail these initiatives before they start. While opportunities still abound through IoT, CIOs must first build a clear roadmap to unlocking its full potential. Through real-world cases and customer stories, Dell EMC illustrates the critical steps for starting — and successfully finishing — your IoT journey.

Smart Enablement – Modernizing Through Mobility

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Sprint Business

Phillip Leclair
City of Pasadena - California
Ramesh Nair
Ingram Micro, Inc.
Lyle Paczkowski
Senior Technology Strategist
Sprint Business
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Mobility is now an expectation of your customers and your workforce — without implementing mobile capabilities, organizations will be at a significant competitive disadvantage. Customers interface with front-line employees who represent your business, giving weight to mobile-enablement decisions. Providing greater access to information, enhancing communications and reducing costs can all increase the speed of doing business. What steps can move you along the mobility maturity curve? CIOs have the opportunity to enable new efficiencies and provide value for both internal and external customers. This interactive discussion with peers explores these questions and real-world cases.

Practical Approach to Technology Transformation

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Softtek

Carol Campbell-Larson
Jim Puerner
Tutor Perini Corporation
David Reitman
SVP, Communications, Media, Entertainment & Technology
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Digital transformation is no small undertaking, and it doesn’t happen overnight. It requires fundamental changes to underlying IT systems and platforms. Given this, a transformation strategy should revolve around the core of processes, tools and skillsets that support digital capabilities. And while a vision is important, it is wise to start small with specific, short-term outcomes and incremental gains. In this session, CIOs scout out the big picture of digital transformation, including what Agile means at the business and development layers, while diving into the devilish details that characterize the journey.

11:10am - 11:40am

Networking Break

11:40am - 12:50pm Luncheon Keynote

Integrating IT Transformation Into the Culture


Rick Hopfer
Molina Healthcare, Inc.
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CIOs understand the strategic importance of IT transformation to staying ahead of the technology curve. It also keeps business priorities in sync with IT objectives — but what’s the most effective approach? When Rick Hopfer developed such a plan at Molina Healthcare six years ago, IT was not a part of the leadership DNA. Since then, his annual strategic planning efforts have completely changed how the business interacts with IT, creating a direct link to business objectives and prioritizing investments. Learn how this strategy helped IT adapt and evolve to serve business needs in a rapidly changing healthcare industry.

12:50pm - 1:20pm

Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm Breakout Sessions

Securing a Smart City

Featured Session 

Timothy Lee
City of Los Angeles
Ted Ross
City of Los Angeles
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Los Angeles is a world-class city, but even world-class cities have their struggles. In 2013, the City of Los Angeles had a depleted cybersecurity program, with 40 percent less IT staff than it did in 2008. The stakes are high when the city is responsible for protecting its citizens, law enforcement, utilities, and infrastructure while receiving 150 million cyber attempts per month. That year, Mayor Garcetti rebooted the city’s cybersecurity priorities with an executive directive. The CIO and CISO of the City of Los Angeles will share the journey they’ve taken to transform their cybersecurity capabilities and usher their organization into the next era of cyber defense. They also will discuss an unprecedented collaboration the city has formed with the private sector.

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm Breakout Sessions

Find the Jewels, Get Rid of the Junk

Featured Session 

Mary Gendron
Qualcomm Incorporated
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Knowing your files and being able to manage them is easy … when it’s just you and your data. But what happens when you need to understand the data of tens of thousands of people and enable them to manage it effectively? Qualcomm has developed an innovative smarter, scalable approach to managing unstructured data with the aid of machine learning. Qualcomm has been able to effectively manage its data and ultimately cut costs in storage expenditure. In this session, it will present its theory, process and a simple use case on how to keep what you need and get rid of the rest.

Session Details Pending

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: PwC Strategy&

Dan Priest
PwC Strategy&
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Session details pending.

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm Closing Keynote

From AI to IA, a Practical Guide to Artificial Intelligence


Tomas Soderstrom
IT Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Deep Learning. Machine Learning. Artificial Intelligence. These trends can deliver immense dividends for those who take advantage of them. But how do you get started? Consider this session a practical guide for CIOs on cutting through the hype and benefiting your organization both in the near-term and long-term. You’ll hear practical tips and examples of how to incorporate Internet of Things, cloud and analytics to make sure you’re getting the most out of AI.

4:20pm - 5:00pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings