The CIO Executive Summit is a great venue to share with our CIO colleagues what we lose sleep over at night and what we are doing about it. This is the type of collaboration we can't do back at the office.
Join us for a special presentation from one of the world?s most iconic,inspiring and international of organizations ? the Olympic Committee.Chief Information Officer Ward Chapin will discuss the vision for Vancouver 2010, building readiness in a complex, real-time delivery environment, a blended approach to inherited partners and the rigors of high impact media technologies. learn what it takes to build corporate partnerships and culture on the "fly" ? with the Olympics true spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.
The Private Dinner is by invitation only for Governing Body members,Conference Speakers and select guests. RSVPs are required. To RSVP or toinquire for more information, please contact the Event Concierge MargaretBagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the CIO's role and vision to support the business expands, the need to create IT influencers and advocates becomes critical to the promise of IT value. This very personal leadership address will share insight on building competencies and the "right" relationships with the C-Suite, the IT team and significant partners.
Session discovery topics include:
Building the internal IT and partner/supplier team from the ground up
Is there a crisis in the IT talent pool? Focus only on priority staff is essential.
It is not about "skills" ? assessing and addressing "competency"
Competing for attention ? whether Fortune 5 or Fortune 500, whatattracts talent and partner attention
Re-inventing partner relationships ? engaging the few to deliver oninnovation and business value
This special partnership presentation begins with the CIO?s vision to invert the IT organization to a model focused on the needs of business. Out of a new structure focused on value ? comes the reality of delivery for the role of the Vice President of Process and leader of the transformation story called "Celestica?s Project One".
Join CIO Charles Kirk and VP of IT Greg Lake for this entertaining andenlightening format that highlights the significance of both vision anddelivery. Key areas of the conversation will include the leadership nuances of proactively advising the business how to run itself; communicating the business benefits (and challenges) of standardization; and global process innovation ? building the customer-centric IT strategy.
The Perspectives Workshop provides a rare opportunity to hear firsthand how Enterprise CIOs are approaching the front-line issues faced by today's technology leadership. Move beyond theory and rhetoric to learn how your peers are blending leadership and technology solutions to solve critical issues in business management, culture and innovation.
The session is hosted by members of the CIO Executive Summit Governing Body who work together to stage provocative problem sets and discussion questions designed to keep the roundtable conversation focused and productive.
Please welcome our Governing Body perspectives hosts:
Jon Bartol, CIO, General Motors of Canada
Fred Grigsby, SVP & CIO, Canadian National Railway (CN)
Heather Ross, SVP & CIO, The Toronto-Dominion Bank
Technology leaders have learned by bitter experience that transformations of any magnitude require organizational change to ensure success and sustainability. Transformation rides on the ability to raise awareness and funds, persuade and sell, and successfully deploy and reduce to practice technology initiatives. All of these efforts require, consciously or unconsciously, an understanding of our place in the global economy and the cultural obstacles and opportunities facing business and technology undergoing transition.
From taking a new approach to the corporate "power quadrant" andhumorous experiences on "how many bullets (of communication) does ittake to kill your boss?"... this session will provide a personal and uplifting reflection of the CIO transformation experience from one of the world?s premier marketing experts.