Atlanta CIO Executive Summit

June 25, 2019 , The St. Regis Atlanta

June 25, 2019
The St. Regis Atlanta

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Atlanta CIO Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today:

Investing in your people and the right technologies 

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Atlanta CIO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Co-Chairs

Dr. Curtis Carver Jr. headshot

Dr. Curtis Carver Jr.

University of Alabama at Birmingham
VP for IT and CIO

Lee Crump headshot

Lee Crump

Rollins
Group VP & CIO

Martin Davis headshot

Martin Davis

Southern Company
EVP & CIO

Alan Fralick headshot

Alan Fralick

CRH Americas, Inc.
CIO

Edwina Payne headshot

Edwina Payne

McKesson Corporation
SVP & Chief Enterprise Architect

Jaspal Sagoo headshot

Jaspal Sagoo

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CTO

John Trainor headshot

John Trainor

Aaron's Inc.
VP & CIO

Dan Webber headshot

Dan Webber

UST Global
VP, Technology, Executive Advisor

Agenda


June 24, 2019

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Home of the Braves – and Tech Innovation

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Greg Gatti

VP & CIO

Atlanta Braves

Join your peers, summit speakers and top vendor partners for a fun, interactive evening at SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. CIO Greg Gatti hosts what is sure to be a great night, featuring on-field batting practice, tech tours of the stadium and some surprises left to be discovered once you are onsite.

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking.

June 25, 2019 - morning

7:30am - 8:05am  Registration & Breakfast

8:05am - 8:50am  Keynote

Encouraging Courage in Leadership

Grace Killelea headshot

Grace Killelea

Thought Leader & Author of "The Confidence Effect"

The GKC Group

In light of #MeToo, leaders have an urgent need to take a closer look at what can be done to create safe workplace environments, which promotes career growth for everyone, regardless of gender or ethnicity. Grace Killelea shows the benefits leadership development and skill-building have on talent, leadership and retention. In this session, she discusses:

  • Why it’s critical to provide improved coaching and feedback to leaders and direct reports
  • How to move beyond compliance to create alliance and develop a culture of repair, not retreat
  • How to increase emotional intelligence and self-awareness in all leaders


8:50am - 9:20am  Networking Break

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Control and Automate What You Can to Focus on Value-Creation

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Will Alexander

VP, Information Systems

RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.

Derrick Louis headshot

Derrick Louis

Executive Director Of Information Systems

RaceTrac Petroleum

At RaceTrac Petroleum, like most enterprises, the IT workload has not decreased, but the demand for IT to help the business grow has increased. The company’s IT leadership came to a simple conclusion: automate utility tasks they can control and focus resources on initiatives that create value. This session explores:

  • RaceTrac’s approach to becoming a more productive IT function and optimizing its value to the business
  • How IT enhanced morale across business functions by including managers and senior engineers to determine where automation could eliminate barriers
  • How the business and IT are building an effective self-service model to reduce bottlenecks
  • What was done to get buy-in from the security side of the house to minimize skepticism around risks related to automation

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Achieve 100% Analytics Adoption With a New Class of Enterprise Intelligence

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Chris McNabney

EVP, Strategic Sales

MicroStrategy

 Despite having access to a wealth of data, enterprises still struggle to effectively deliver trusted insights to the entire workforce – preventing them from realizing the full value of their data investments. Overcoming this challenge takes pervasive adoption of trusted analytics. This session covers:

  • Mastering the next wave of Enterprise Intelligence with zero-click analytics
  • Empowering your workforce to get more from tools they use, every day
  • Using mobile productivity apps to impact every business role and function


9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Transforming the IT Value Chain

Mark Gelhardt headshot

Mark Gelhardt

VP Technology Governance

U.S. Bank

Edwina Payne headshot

Edwina Payne

SVP & Chief Enterprise Architect

McKesson Corporation

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Brian Retzlaff

Executive Consultant

ServiceNow

As technology continues to be the primary driver of business capability, CIOs have stopped being looked to as simply providers of internal technical support. IT executives must modernize the enterprise to move to value-based, iterative approaches to technology implementation and utilization while also driving cultural change. This session explores:

  • Enterprise platform strategy vs. siloed, single-purpose technology stack
  • How do CIOs align IT investments to business top priorities?
  • How does IT make smarter decisions with real-time analytics across the entire IT value chain?

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 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact: Lindsey Estep at lindsey.estep@evanta.com or 971-222-2365.

10:10am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Honing Your Executive Pitch — An Interactive Exercise

Lee Crump headshot

Lee Crump

Group VP & CIO

Rollins

Alan Fralick headshot

Alan Fralick

CIO

CRH Americas, Inc.

Jean Holley headshot

Jean Holley

Former Group SVP & CIO

Brambles

Edwina Payne headshot

Edwina Payne

SVP & Chief Enterprise Architect

McKesson Corporation

Whether you’re pitching a transformative idea or updating the state of the IT union — presenting to a board or a subcommittee requires persuasive skills that must be mastered. CIOs are tasked to communicate business value and synthesize complex information in a way that makes sense. Join this interactive session to improve your executive pitch for the next time you’re in the hot seat. In this interactive session, you will work in a group to:

  • Create and deliver a board or subcommittee pitch
  • Receive real-time feedback on your pitch
  • Learn best practices and strategies for communicating with executive leadership


10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

The Mobile Network of the Future

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James Jackson

VP, IT - Retail

Carter's

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Warren Mellow

Director, T-Mobile for Business Enterprise Group

T-Mobile for Business

Successful digital transformation hinges on the right partnerships, channels and ecosystems, and the evolving mobile network is primed to connect the dots like never before. Join this informative CIO panel on the transforming capabilities of next generation wireless to explore:

  • Using new network capabilities to create flexibility and spark innovation
  • Using enterprise connectivity to boost transformation initiatives
  • Implementing private and public networks, SD WAN and edge computing


10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

RPA and ROI – Automation’s Competitive Advantage

Walt Carter headshot

Walt Carter

Chief Digital Officer & CIO

Homestar Financial Corp

Shaun Hunt headshot

Shaun Hunt

CIO

McKenney's

Chet Chambers headshot

Chet Chambers

VP, Chief Evangelist, Americas

UiPath

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is here to stay – gaining a foothold and transforming business performance around the world. In this boardroom, UiPath steers a peer exchange of the POCs and pilots generating RPA results in various industries. You will discuss:

  • The power of RPA, analytics and AI to reduce cost while raising quality and efficiency
  • Concrete examples of how automation is being successfully deployed across the enterprise
  • Employee engagement and overcoming barriers to realize RPA’s true potential

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 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact: Lindsey Estep at lindsey.estep@evanta.com or 971-222-2365.

June 25, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 11:45am  Networking Break

11:45am - 1:00pm  Keynote

From Models to Data – The Rise of Data-Driven Architecture

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André Christ

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

LeanIX

Changing demands on enterprise architects require a new approach to tooling. The need to provide smart answers – and fast – to challenging business questions means a fundamentally different approach to architecture design. LeanIX’s André Christ explores:

  • The benefits of making the switch from diagram-driven to data-driven architecture
  • How it positively impacts the perceived value of enterprise architecture
  • The potential to provide daily benefits to hundreds of people in the organization, not just a few


1:00pm - 1:30pm  Networking Break

June 25, 2019 - afternoon

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Breakout Session

Establishing and Executing an M&A Playbook

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Vish Narendra

SVP & CIO

Graphic Packaging International

M&A is an integral part of any company’s growth strategy and at Graphic Packaging International, it has developed an industrial M&A playbook to support the 15-plus transactions it has done over the last several years. Beginning with standardization of its due diligence models all the way to systems-decommissioning and synergy capture, its playbook takes a holistic approach to ensure business operational continuity, appropriate governance controls and process simplification. CIO Vish Narendra shares tips for:

  • Industrializing your M&A approach
  • Leveraging new technologies and standing up applications to drive cycle times and costs down
  • Building new capabilities and aligning disparate systems with an integrate-and-sunset or lift-and-shift first, synergize later approach to standardization


1:30pm - 2:20pm  Breakout Session

What the FBI Sees in Security Threats Today – Keeping CIOs Apprised

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Marie Mouchet

CIO

Colonial Pipeline

Ricardo Grave de Peralta headshot

Ricardo Grave de Peralta

Assistant Special Agent in Charge

Federal Bureau of Investigation

From Wall Street to defense contractors, FBI agents have seen just about everything in the world of cybersecurity. With this issue at the forefront of boards across the country, CIOs must stay apprised of recent trends in the threat landscape and prepare for unforeseen cyberattacks. In this session, VP & CIO Marie Mouchet interviews Atlanta’s FBI ASAIC over Cyber and Counterintelligence Rick Grave de Peralta about his cross-industry analysis of today’s most potent threat vectors, including the most recent trends in state-sponsored attacks. Further, they will explore how the current threat landscape might influence the nature of future attacks — preparing CIOs for board updates as they manage this enterprise risk.


1:30pm - 2:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Make Your Data Ready for AI

Kas Naderi headshot

Kas Naderi

CIO & SVP of Technology

Atlanticus Holdings Corporation

Don Sloan headshot

Don Sloan

CIO

Randstad USA

Vikram Murali headshot

Vikram Murali

Director, Integrated Analytics Systems Development - IBM Data and AI

IBM

The average person makes 35,000 decisions a day, each of which is based on data and taxes the brain. AI helps automate many of those decisions, freeing up teams to focus on what really matters, but many organizations are still striving to achieve their journey to AI.

In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • Common challenges businesses face in their AI journey
  • Steps to collect, organize, analyze, infuse AI, and modernize your data.
  • Efficient information architectures (IA) for AI

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 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact: Lindsey Estep at lindsey.estep@evanta.com or 971-222-2365.

2:20pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

TireHub – From a Startup to a Scaleup Overnight

Ashok Vantipalli headshot

Ashok Vantipalli

CIO

TireHub

TireHub is a national tire distributor formed in 2018, a joint venture between tire manufacturing giants Bridgestone and Goodyear. While TireHub has close to 70 distribution centers across the country, it really is a software and service company that created a global exchange to meet its customers’ demands in real-time and provide same-day delivery. Overnight, CIO Ashok Vantipalli and his team had to create a scalable SaaS platform and be ready to onboard and service 20,000-plus B2B customers. He addresses:

  • How technology leadership convinced shareholders and executives to take a software product-centric approach to grow the business and disrupt the industry
  • How being agile requires making quick decisions and hiring the right team members and partners to be successful in a startup/high-growth environment

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Speeding Up the Digital Business With Content in the Cloud

Dr. Curtis Carver Jr. headshot

Dr. Curtis Carver Jr.

VP for IT and CIO

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Trey Keisler headshot

Trey Keisler

CIO Global Supply Chain

GE Power

Kim Trevisan headshot

Kim Trevisan

CIO

Oldcastle APG

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Anisha Vaswani

VP of Enterprise Systems

Box

Still encumbered by legacy business processes? Struggling to speed up onboarding, improve customer experience, and secure collaboration across the extended enterprise? Business processes need to keep up with the digitization of your enterprise. Join a group of your peers to discuss how to:

  • Identify opportunities for improving outdated processes
  • Unlock new customer experiences with digital practices
  • Empower your workplace with seamless business processes

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 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Rethinking the Enterprise and Managing IT Talent in the Digital Age (for mid-market organizations)

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Sallie Graves

CIO

MAG Mutual Insurance Company

Serena Sacks headshot

Serena Sacks

CIO

Fulton County Board Of Education

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Karen Bird

CIO

Hooters

In this executive boardroom session – aimed at IT leaders from mid-market enterprises (less than $5 billion in annualized revenue) – come prepared to discuss your approach to digital strategy and how you plan to attract, develop and retain the right IT talent to make sure your organization is evolving and adapting to execute on all of its business goals. This two-part conversation will focus on:

Discussion Topic 1: Making Digital Strategy Part of Your IT Game Plan

  • How are you looking to overhaul your organization and the way it does business to flourish in the digital age?
  • How are you evolving your infrastructure and risk strategies?
  • What are you doing to manage internal and external stakeholder needs and pioneering a whole new way of envisioning work?

Discussion Topic 2: Equipping the Future – New Ways of Tackling the Talent Crunch

  • What is your human capital strategy when it comes to finding the specialized talent required of innovation, introducing a new way of working and managing multi-generational teams?
  • What fresh approaches are you, as IT leaders, taking to address talent attraction, development and retention?
  • What are the greatest impacts you are seeing across the organization when it comes to talent in this new digital era?

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 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact: Lindsey Estep at lindsey.estep@evanta.com or 971-222-2365.

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:15pm  Keynote

Generating the Energy to Innovate

Martin Davis headshot

Martin Davis

EVP & CIO

Southern Company

Seeking to rapidly capture new business value and better serve their customers, Martin Davis and his peers across the enterprise took a multifaceted, collaborative approach to harnessing fresh ideas. Linking IT, R&D, and their own innovation hub, Southern Company has created a continuum of the cutting edge.

Davis shares his insights on:

  • Forming strong partnerships across the business to create innovation alignment throughout the organization
  • Building strong teams with the right tools to capture and deliver value
  • Measuring the success of the strategy and what it means for the future

4:10pm - 4:50pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

The St. Regis Atlanta

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Keynote Sponsor
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Atlanta CIO Program Manager


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Annie Bogart

619-302-8404

annie.bogart@evanta.com