Boston CIO Executive Summit

May 8, 2019 | InterContinental Boston

May 8, 2019
InterContinental Boston

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Boston 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

Boston CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Paul Brassil

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Vice President, Information Technology

Arthur Harvey

Boston Medical Center
VP & CIO

Jeff Lamoreaux

Global Partners LP
CIO

Chuck LoCurto

Bryant University
VP & CIO

Nick Perugini

GE Digital
CIO, TechCo

Dave Rudzinsky

Hologic, Inc.
Corporate VP & CIO

Greg Saltzman

CIRCOR International, Inc.
SVP & CIO

Agenda


May 7, 2019

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Social Hour

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body members welcome attendees to a kickoff reception at Cinquecento. Join us for delicious Italian food in the form of heavy appetizers and a great opportunity to network with peers.

May 8, 2019 - morning

7:00am - 7:45am  Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Disrupt Together: Driving Innovation From Inside and Out

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Ted Graham

Head of Open Innovation

General Motors of Canada

From new traffic patterns to self-driving cars, nothing is safe from the touch of GM’s innovation. Ted Graham has driven innovation across North America, but innovating from within a major enterprise is where his experience stands out.

Join Graham as he discusses:

  • The importance of being an “intrepreneuer”
  • How to look for influential trends
  • Where to look outside your organization for partner opportunities

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Optimizing Your Workforce

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Katrina Jagroop-Gomes

CIO - Gaming Commission

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The IT departments of old were order-takers. Katrina Jagroop-Gomes shares how she was able to re-engineer her IT team from being reactive to demands from other departments into one focused on providing solutions that benefit the entire enterprise, all while creating new opportunities for internal growth.

Jagroop-Gomes covers:

  • Why you shouldn’t be afraid to honestly assess your talent
  • How to improve talent retention by creating opportunities for advancement
  • How to create an IT department that is oriented to the goals of the business

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Developing Predictive Analytics to Get Ahead of the Competition

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Mike Lillie

CIO

Endurance International Group

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Jerry Gomez

VP, IT

The TJX Companies, Inc.

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Michael Crones

Chief Information Officer

Draper

The most advanced organizations are not only aware of their data, they’re layering in predictive technologies that put them ahead of their competition, as such tools help them optimize their future actions and decisions.

In this boardroom, you will:

  • Discuss the evolving, transformative realm of predictive analytics
  • Find out how to lay the strategic foundations of a predictive outlook
  • Learn how to communicate and implement actionable outcomes

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 CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Sherrard Watson at 971-717-6624 or sherrard.watson@evanta.com.

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Leveraging Automation to Focus on Value-Add Activities

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Nathan Rogers

SVP & CIO

SAIC

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Abbas Faiq

Chief Information Officer

PTC

New technologies are allowing enterprises to focus on real value adding tasks instead of repeatable processes. New technologies are being leveraged to take employee productivity to new heights in all types of organizations.

Join your peers for a discussion around:

  • Finding opportunities for automation
  • Distinguishing the difference between IT and business automation
  • Managing with the cultural shift that automation brings to your workforce

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 CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Sherrard Watson at 971-717-6624 or sherrard.watson@evanta.com.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Digital Leadership from the CIO

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Mona Bates

VP, IT & CIO

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

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Andrew Palmer

SVP & CIO

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Embracing digital should not be an IT initiative, but a business imperative. CIOs need to embrace the opportunity they’ve been given by default to inform and drive the business towards the digital future. Mona Bates and Andrew Palmer will share about their digital journeys and involve the audience in an interactive discussion.

Join Bates and Palmer as they share:

  • How the CIO can be the spearhead for digitization
  • Why digital adoption is not just about IT
  • How correct alignment of resources can enable the entire business

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Content for the Masses — Enabling Business Processes in the Cloud

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Rand Wacker

VP and Head of Industry Solutions

Box

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Dave Rudzinsky

Corporate VP & CIO

Hologic, Inc.

The digitization of content has opened opportunities for enterprises to collaborate internally and drive new experiences for their customers. But outdated architectures are standing in the way of business processes and their evolution in a digital age.

Wacker and Rudzinsky share how to:

  • Approach content as a strategic asset
  • Discover new content management possibilities
  • Tackle fragmented content systems and outdated architectures

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Clouds in the Forecast — Taking Control of Your Public Cloud

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Michael Shanno

Head of Digital and IT, Biologics Quality

Sanofi

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Arthur Harvey

VP & CIO

Boston Medical Center

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Ian Murray

Global Director, Cloud Management Services

Cass Information Systems

Are you challenged with uncontrolled costs and unknown risks from your adoption of public cloud services? Concerned with whether your IaaS investments are endangering your security or compliance? Or perhaps you’re just watching your budget disappear seemingly on its own. You’re not alone.

Join your peers for a discussion around:

  • Optimizing the cost of the public cloud
  • Improving security, compliance, and governance in public cloud architectures
  • Leveraging the resources and controls you already have

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 CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Sherrard Watson at 971-717-6624 or sherrard.watson@evanta.com.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

May 8, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Questions Are the Answer

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Hal Gregersen

Executive Director, MIT Leadership Center

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

What if you could unlock a better answer to your most vexing problem—in your workplace, community, or home life—just by changing the question? Talk to creative problem-solvers and they will often tell you, the key to their success is asking a different question.

Gregersen unpacks why:

  • Isolation is the enemy in innovation and business transformation
  • Questions really are the answer when operating on the edge of uncertainty
  • CIOs need to create the right conditions for analytical questions

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Handling the Surge of Way Day with Hybrid Cloud

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Steve Crusenberry

Global Head of Infrastructure & Platform Engineering

Wayfair

Cloud can be an amazing asset for your organization, but also a financial balance between CAPEX and OPEX. Steve Crusenberry has found the balance for Wayfair, a hybrid cloud model that can handle exponential surges to the normal daily volume of their data center. But this doesn’t mean they dropped their data center and ran.

Crusenberry will dive into:

  • What use cases make the most sense for hybrid cloud
  • Example financial implications and models that drive hybrid cloud
  • The technical frameworks to think about as you make these decisions

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

What To Do About AI?

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Tom Austin

CEO & Founder

The Austin Group

As Tom Austin led the AI team at Gartner for almost a decade, the disconnect between AI and business priorities became painfully obvious. The result? AI initiatives that fail to move the needle for the business in a meaningful way.

Join Austin as he dives into why CIOs need to:

  • Keep their eyes open and not believe the hype
  • Understand the business’ needs and plan accordingly
  • Be practical, tactical, expeditious and fast

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

What’s Next — A Nuts-and-Bolts Roadmap to Innovation

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Paul Brassil

Vice President, Information Technology

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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Lee Cappola

CIO, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Cliff Madru

VP, Cloud Solution Architecture and Engineering

Iron Mountain

In an increasingly competitive landscape, new thinking, new technology and new ways of doing business are essential. But to fully embrace and leverage innovation, CIOs must be fully aligned to the strategy and execution of the organization – not reacting to disruption, but a critical part of disrupting. Take this opportunity to remove the wishful thinking from emerging technology and share your strategies for embedding innovation into the core of your business.

This conversation will focus on:

  • Evaluating new and emerging technologies and building sound business cases for their implementation
  • Methodology for defining new business opportunities through technology
  • Creating a comprehensive culture of innovation rooted in practical, measurable outcomes

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 CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Sherrard Watson at 971-717-6624 or sherrard.watson@evanta.com.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Speeding Up the Digital Business with Content in the Cloud

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Joel Jacobs

VP & CIO

The MITRE Corporation

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Rand Wacker

VP and Head of Industry Solutions

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 CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Sherrard Watson at 971-717-6624 or sherrard.watson@evanta.com.

May 8, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Interactive Session

Hone Your Executive Pitch — An Interactive Exercise

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David Neitz

CIO

CDM Smith

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Dave Rudzinsky

Corporate VP & CIO

Hologic, Inc.

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 presentation skills 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 update
  • Receive real-time feedback on your presentation
  • Learn best practices and strategies for communicating with executive leadership

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Equipping the Future — New Ways of Tackling the Talent Crunch

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Thor Wallace

Chief Information Officer

NetScout Systems

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Bob Wittstein

VP & CIO

Bentley University

For years, CIOs have struggled with the primacy of technology outpacing the availability and skill development of their talent. Having the right people in place is a huge factor in the success of major initiatives, the culture of your organization, and the execution of business goals. Whether you are struggling to find specialized talent or introducing a new way of working to multi-generational teams, a strategy to confront the talent crunch is essential.

Join your peers to discuss:

  • How to identify and fill current IT talent gaps
  • Alternative means to acquiring and managing talent
  • The process of upscaling existing staff

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 CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Sherrard Watson at 971-717-6624 or sherrard.watson@evanta.com.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

What to do about AI — Continuing the Conversation

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Tom Austin

CEO & Founder

The Austin Group

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Lori Polep

VP & CIO

J. Polep Distribution Services

Join your peers for an interactive, roundtable discussion with Tom Austin as he shares from his experience leading Gartner’s AI team for almost a decade. The conversation will focus on the current state of AI and how CIOs can successfully approach a very over-hyped technology.

In this boardroom you will discuss:

  • Business-wide initiatives that are top of mind for CEOs
  • How CIOs can align AI projects based on their business’ priorities
  • The leader companies in your industry and how to close the gap

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 CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Sherrard Watson at 971-717-6624 or sherrard.watson@evanta.com.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Crashing the Executive Party with Bold IT Leadership

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Anna Ransley

CIO

Heineken USA

Learn how Heineken USA’s CIO deployed a retooled IT team to meet the overflowing demand for innovation. Anna Ransley reveals how to ramp up IT productivity while forming stronger business-wide partnerships in a few bold moves and practical examples using the DARE model:

Define – Where you are and where you want to go as an organization

Act – Train and develop end-to-end “IT ninjas” who bring depth and agility, earn credibility and use it for a relentless campaign

Refine – Experiment, test and learn to continuously evolve the approach

Engage – Use your passion, drive, and hunger for refinement to create excellence! 

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

InterContinental Boston

Your Community Partners


National Sponsors

Boston CIO Program Manager


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

Sherrard Watson

Former Program Manager

971-717-6624

sherrard.watson@evanta.com