Atlanta CIO Executive Summit

December 10, 2019 , Renaissance Waverly Atlanta

December 10, 2019
Renaissance Waverly 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, Inc.
Group VP & CIO

Martin Davis headshot

Martin Davis

Southern Company
EVP & 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

Agenda


December 9, 2019 - afternoon

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

Let’s Get Ready to Gamble! Governing Body Welcome Reception Features Casino Night

As Governing Body members and invited guests, come and enjoy a fun, casual and interactive Casino Night at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta. The evening – a celebration of the work you all put into building a great summit agenda the next day – features table games, prizes, drinks and a fabulous dinner to kick off the fall “by CIOs, for CIOs” executive gathering. Gambling not your thing? There will still be plenty of entertainment, peer networking and desserts to be had.

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

December 10, 2019 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Harness Your Super Powers to Tackle the Digital Future

Ben Hammersley headshot

Ben Hammersley

Author & Futurist

If you or your organization is afraid of what’s next and feel that there are forces at work that drain your market share, Ben Hammersley is here to help. A futurist, he explains the inherent disconnect between business leaders and the world we live in today. He reveals the extreme interconnectedness between seemingly disparate entities, and how technology is at work in everything you do, whether you realize it or not. Discover how technology can give you super powers and how you can use those special abilities to your advantage to not just survive, but conquer, this age of digital transformation.

9:00am - 9:20am  Networking Break

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Distributing Great Ideas – Accelerating Tech at RNDC

Tracy Ariail headshot

Tracy Ariail

VP - Application & Architecture

Republic National Distributing Company

Richard Brashears headshot

Richard Brashears

CTO

LibDib

Cheryl Murphy-Durzy headshot

Cheryl Murphy-Durzy

Founder & CEO

LibDib

Darrell Riekena headshot

Darrell Riekena

CIO

Republic National Distributing Company

Call it Kismet. The Republic National Distributing Company needed a way to improve its liquor and spirits digital catalog and improve the experiences for its suppliers, customers and sales reps. Libdib, a Silicon Valley startup that invented a web and mobile platform for tech-savvy distribution of craft beverages, needed an expanded network for retail and wholesale distribution. This session shares how they came together for mutual benefits, including:

  • How the partnership accelerated growth for both parties
  • Ways to improve business processes through technology
  • How to evolve sales teams and translate how sales reps go to market
  • Ways to capture and use improved supplier and customer data


9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Farewell to Network Security As We Know It

James Robinson headshot

James Robinson

Deputy CISO

Netskope

Digital transformation, cloud-first, and mobile-first security strategies are impacting every company across the globe, causing next-gen security teams to rethink their entire legacy security stack. In the process, we have lost control of data protection and visibility. How can we manage the risk of what we cannot control or see? In this session you will learn:

  • How to transform your network security strategy and integrate true zero trust
  • How next-gen security strategies address the evolving threat environment
  • Why the CIO/CISO partnership is key to effective risk management

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Aligning and Implementing Cloud Strategies to Power Digital Transformation

Jaspal Sagoo headshot

Jaspal Sagoo

CTO

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Carlos Gil headshot

Carlos Gil

Public Market Leader, IBM Services for Managed Applications

IBM

Organizations today have migrated only about 20 percent of their workloads to the cloud. CIOs are charged with aligning mission-critical tasks to the right types of cloud environments and determining how to clear cloud-adoption hurdles, including meeting compliance and resiliency requirements and achieving cultural buy-in. Come to this interactive session that tackles:

  • How to successfully design, implement and manage a multiple-cloud operating environment
  • How to foster digital transformation and create a competitive advantage through cloud migration of legacy systems
  • How to adopt and accelerate a culture of agile innovation that leverages AI and cloud

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 Annie Bogart at 971-717-6661 or annie.bogart@evanta.com.

10:10am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Digital Transformation – What Does It Really Mean?

Vish Narendra headshot

Vish Narendra

SVP & CIO

Graphic Packaging International

Edwina Payne headshot

Edwina Payne

SVP & Chief Enterprise Architect

McKesson Corporation

Satyan Penmetsa headshot

Satyan Penmetsa

CTO

Walters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, North America

Fahim Siddiqui headshot

Fahim Siddiqui

SVP, IT

The Home Depot

Depending on the industry, age of an organization and stage of modernization of IT systems, CIOs likely define digital transformation in varying ways. This session explores varying points of view on:

  • What digital transformation really means
  • Strategies for an effective transformation implementation effort
  • Key components of going digital
  • Differentiating between internal and external (customer-facing) messaging around enhancing digital capabilities


10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Developing an Enterprise Automation Strategy

Guy Brassard headshot

Guy Brassard

VP & CIO

Shaw Industries

Shaun M. Hunt headshot

Shaun M. Hunt

CIO

McKenney's

Jayanti VSN Murty headshot

Jayanti VSN Murty

CTO

Digitate, a TCS Company

Automation strategy needs to be approached differently than a traditional strategy. It requires a higher frequency of iteration and refresh to prioritize based on what the enterprise learns as it implements. Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • How and why automation needs a different approach
  • The implications to planning and managing the strategy (resourcing, decisioning)
  • How to establish the right operating rhythm

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 Annie Bogart at 971-717-6661 or annie.bogart@evanta.com.

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Leveraging Digital Technology and Upskilling Your Workforce

Martin Davis headshot

Martin Davis

EVP & CIO

Southern Company

Suneet Dua headshot

Suneet Dua

Chief Product Officer

PwC

To deliver innovation and increase productivity at scale, you must invest in emerging technologies and share those digital assets with your employees. This session aims to provide a healthy peer-to-peer exchange on:

  • Encouraging citizen-led innovation and employee crowd-sourcing
  • Doubling down on new technologies (bots, AI, RPA, automated workflows and data visualization) to solve day-to-day problems
  • Blending thoughtful leadership, business and IT strategy, relevant tools and incentives to tap into what people want and how they prefer to work

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 Annie Bogart at 971-717-6661 or annie.bogart@evanta.com.

December 10, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 11:45am  Networking Break

11:45am - 12:30pm  Lunch & Comments

Lunch & Interactive Discussion

In this networking lunch, take the opportunity to have relevant and topical conversations with your peers. The below questions are a guideline for you to start your table conversations.

Developing IT leaders

  • What are human capital strategies for building and developing the specialized talent required for IT and business innovation?
  • How are IT leaders tackling challenges related to new ways of working and trying to manage multi-generational teams?
  • How do you integrate an overall leadership strategy into the IT side of the business?

Leveraging AI

  • How have you deployed AI initiatives; what has worked and what needs improvement? Share lessons learned.
  • How do you measure the return on investment from AI projects?
  • How do you drive employee engagement and overcome barriers to realizing AI’s true potential?

Customer-centric Strategies

  • What data management strategies generate the most actionable insights into the digital needs and behaviors of your customers?
  • What have been your most successful tactics for increasing the speed with which your technology organization responds to customer demand and delivers value?
  • What is the role of the CIO in ensuring a seamless customer experience?

Executing While Modernizing

  • How are you helping the business to articulate “value” so that effort and energy are spent on the right things?
  • How can you liberate more of your human capital/talent to focus on transformative, value-added work, and less on “keeping the trains running on time?”
  • What can CIOs do to increase the change appetite of their organizations and foster a culture of continual evolution?

Improving the Pace of IT

  • What are the greatest “friction” areas in your organization, and what has been successful in reducing that friction?
  • What frameworks or operational models (e.g. agile, DevOps, reorganization) have been most successful in creating more efficient, effective technology organization? 
  • What can CIOs do to ensure that speed is a value of the entire organization, not just the technology org?

12:30pm - 1:00pm  Keynote

Transforming Agility and Security in a Cloud World

Jay Chaudhry headshot

Jay Chaudhry

CEO, Chairman & Founder

Zscaler, Inc.

Vish Narendra headshot

Vish Narendra

SVP & CIO

Graphic Packaging International

The cloud and mobility are powerful enablers of digital transformation, but many IT organizations are grappling with legacy architectures and processes that haven’t evolved in over 30 years. When apps lived in the data center, it made sense to invest in building a ‘hub-and-spoke' network and to protect that network by employing a ‘castle-and-moat' security model. But agility demands from both internal and external stakeholders in the new world of SaaS, cloud and mobility requires organizations to evolve their network and security architectures.

1:00pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Navigating the Nine Common Pitfalls of Scaling Innovation

Nicholas Evans headshot

Nicholas Evans

VP Analyst

Gartner

While many organizations have had formal innovation programs for several years, scaling proven ideas to fully commercialized or deployed solutions is a constant challenge for CIOs. IT leaders can use the recommendations in this presentation to address the perennial barriers to scaling innovation. Learn:

  • Nine core barriers to successfully scaling innovative ideas in the enterprise
  • How these pitfalls can adversely impact proven ideas at multiple stages in their journey
  • Recommendations for how to overcome these barriers within your organization

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Business Continuation/Disaster Recovery – Are You Prepared?

Derrick Ho headshot

Derrick Ho

SE Market Leader, Engineering

Nutanix

Hurricanes, wildfires and man-made disasters threaten your operations every day. Are your systems up? Can your staff get to work? What happens when they aren’t available? How much/what kind of data do you need? Where is it located? Come prepared to share:

  • Creative, reliable and cost-effective solutions you have uncovered
  • Ways to improve your DR/BC posture to ensure your organization can operate when disaster strikes
  • Your thoughts on what constitutes an adequate budget

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 Annie Bogart at 971-717-6661 or annie.bogart@evanta.com.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Next-Level Data Management – Finding Meaning and Value

Al Stanley headshot

Al Stanley

CIO & CTO

Angel Oak Companies

Karen Bird headshot

Karen Bird

CIO

Hooters

With massive amounts of data at their organization’s disposal, organizations continually look for ways to find true meaning – and value – in all the data. It requires a sense of urgency for CIOs to implement a holistic approach to mass data management and a data-first mindset. Come ready to learn and share:

  • Tips for implementing solid data strategies, and how CIOs can help the business exploit and safeguard the data
  • Methods for creating a culture of clear data ownership, including meeting internal compliance and external regulatory compliance requirements
  • Approaches for creating a shared cross-functional vision and systematic approach to next-level data management

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 Annie Bogart at 971-717-6661 or annie.bogart@evanta.com.

December 10, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

A Problems and Solutions Workshop

Dr. Curtis Carver Jr. headshot

Dr. Curtis Carver Jr.

VP for IT and CIO

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jaspal Sagoo headshot

Jaspal Sagoo

CTO

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Got a problem you need solved? Got a solution you can provide? This session encourages interaction between attendees to share problems and solutions to pressing needs – from small to big. Leave this session knowing you received or offered a viable solution or resource.


2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

New Ways to Tackle the Talent Crunch

Shannon Knox headshot

Shannon Knox

EVP & CTO

International Market Centers

Don Sloan headshot

Don Sloan

CIO

Randstad USA

Any digital strategy cannot be absent of a plan for IT talent. Whether it’s retooling the skillsets of existing staff or attracting new talent with the right stuff, IT is at the heart of any organization’s ability to keep pace in a fast-moving digital era. This interactive session explores:

  • Human capital strategies for finding the specialized talent required of innovation
  • Fresh approaches to talent attraction, development and retention
  • The impacts from new ways of working – think flexible scheduling or at-home work arrangements – and managing multi-generational teams

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 Annie Bogart at 971-717-6661 or annie.bogart@evanta.com.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:30pm  Keynote

One Mission. One Goal. One Team.

Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour headshot

Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour

Former Combat Pilot, Author, Zero to Breakthrough

FlyGirl Enterprises

She answers to “FlyGirl” and make no mistake – Vernice FlyGirl Armour earned those wings. She flew the AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopter during Operation Iraqi Freedom and became the first African-American female combat pilot in U.S. Armed Forces history. Drawing inspiration and leadership lessons straight from the heat of battle, FlyGirl challenges executives and organizations to “get gutsy” by harnessing the power of a Breakthrough Mentality Mindset and overcoming personal and professional setbacks. FlyGirl now travels the globe with one mission and one goal: to give you “permission to engage” your teams like never before.


4:20pm - 5:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Renaissance Waverly Atlanta

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leaders
National Sponsors
Local Sponsors

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