Chicago CIO Executive Summit

May 23, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Chicago

May 23, 2018
Hyatt Regency Chicago

Collaborate with your peers

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

Chicago CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Nancy Berce

Johnson Controls, Inc.
CIO

Steve Betts

Health Care Service Corporation
SVP & CIO

Mark Booth

Reyes Beverage Group
SVP & CIO

Deb Hall Lefevre

Couche-Tard
SVP & CIO

Peter Logothetis

Allstate Insurance Company
Recently Retired SVP & Group CIO

Paul Martin

Baxter International Inc.
SVP & CIO

Mike Parisi

Illinois Tool Works Inc.
VP CIO

Francesco Tinto

The Kraft Heinz Company
Global CIO

Agenda


May 23, 2018 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Blockchain — Simply a Buzz or Your Next Big Boon?

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Arijit Das

Senior Vice President, FinTech Solutions and Enterprise Messaging

Northern Trust Corporation

Blockchain may be the buzzword of the year, and many organizations — even entire industries — are working to understand whether it’s as good as it sounds or if the hype is misplaced. While being the first in any endeavor can prove risky, Arijit Das of Northern Trust joins with a reminder of the rewards. Das shares insights from the first-ever commercial deployment of blockchain in the private equity market, and explains what organizations should consider when selecting a first use case. Join this session to learn about the architectural foundation, see the technology in action and hear more on expected benefits.

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Transforming the Workplace Through Disruptive Technology

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Scott Kessler

Vice President, Workplace & Enterprise Services

Stefanini

As disruptive as technology advances can be to businesses, they can also bring enhanced order and productivity to the workplace. Join this session to hear how Stefanini is using artificial intelligence and automation to continuously enhance its end-user services. This allows organizations to bring the right technologies to the right individuals at the right time — letting employees focus on advancing the business.


9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Laying the Cultural Groundwork for New Tech

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Ken O'Brien

EVP & CIO

RRD

As organizations flex to incorporate new technologies, many IT leaders find their underlying company culture at odds with the changes. For new tech to thrive, CIOs must take the reins on cultural transformation and identify strategies to transform the way people perceive the new environment. Join Ken O’Brien as he explains how combining advances like machine learning with the right culture leads to fast uptake, integrated insights and unexpected outcomes, like better human collaboration.

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Adopting a Zero Trust Security Model

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Rick Britton

Chief Information Officer

Viad Corp

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Stephen Byers

Group VP & CIO

Tate & Lyle

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Tim Knudsen

VP of Enterprise Products

Akamai Technologies, Inc.

A number of digital transformation initiatives are forcing CIOs and CSOs to rethink their enterprise security architecture. With breaches on the rise, users increasingly mobile, and data and applications moving to the cloud, businesses have to consider whether traditional perimeter-based security approaches are even relevant. Join Akamai’s Tim Knudsen to discuss and debate the merits and alternative approaches to adopting a Zero Trust security architecture, and what may be missing to replace the corporate perimeter. 

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:
Tim Pyle at 971-222-2371 or tim.pyle@evanta.com

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Navigating Emerging Technology

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Joher Akolawala

SVP & Global CIO

Mondelez International

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Allison Radecki

CIO

Beam Suntory

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Hiral Chandrana

SVP & Global Head for Business Application Services

Wipro Ltd

Emerging technology’s potential is tantalizing, and it can be tempting to get caught up in the hype. How do you keep a level head and adequately evaluate emerging tech in the absence of case studies? Join this session as we cover the latest-and-greatest of the cutting edge and discuss best practices in setting realistic expectations. Listen in for a better understanding of when to execute and how to increase an organization’s appetite for failure.

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:
Tim Pyle at 971-222-2371 or tim.pyle@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

An Alternative Acquisition Approach

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Mark Booth

SVP & CIO

Reyes Beverage Group

After an acquisition, organizations often find themselves straddling two worlds, with one foot in legacy environments and the other stretching into the new. Mark Booth explains why his organization refuses to do the splits and instead puts immediate focus on the business. In this session, you’ll learn the philosophy underpinning his integration approach and hear how a tight timeline and frontloading the hard work can translate into tremendous growth.

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Avoiding Risk in Business-Critical Applications During Digital Transformation

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Wayne Bulmahn

CIO

UNITE HERE HEALTH

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Kevin Boyd

CIO

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Lyndsey Gibbons-Neff

Director of Professional Services

Onapsis

Digital transformation is not just a buzzword, but an outline of business and operational plans to integrate and prioritize the latest digital technologies available. Unfortunately, security is often second priority or not even in the scope of the transformation project. Worse, many organizations have not identified a plan for how they will migrate their most critical applications, like SAP and Oracle in a secure way, putting assets at risk. Join this session to discuss how to make security an enabler instead of a roadblock. Discover action items you can implement immediately to ensure security and compliance of your organization’s critical applications.

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:
Tim Pyle at 971-222-2371 or tim.pyle@evanta.com

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Better Decision-Making for Cloud-First Organizations

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Dean Crutchfield

EVP & CIO

CDK Global LLC

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Tom Lynch

Deputy CIO

Cook County Government

This boardroom offers a platform to approach questions regarding the cloud in greater specificity. Join in to discuss how CIOs can best make sense of the shifting cloud-vendor landscape and explore how organizations can strategically differentiate between “cloud-native” and “cloud possible.”

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:
Tim Pyle at 971-222-2371 or tim.pyle@evanta.com

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

May 23, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

From C-suite to Board Seat

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Deb Hall Lefevre

SVP & CIO

Couche-Tard

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Dave Weick

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Trustmark Companies

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Frank Modruson

Board Member

First Midwest Bancorp & Zebra Technologies

Deb Hall Lefevre will moderate this panel with the former CIOs of McDonalds and Accenture on what to consider when you’re moving from the C-suite to a board seat. Panelists will share insights into how CIOs can enter board commitments with the right expectations, become more effective communicators and ultimately transform from functional experts into business advisors. For those not currently considering a board seat, this session will provide helpful tips for future board interactions and shed light into career moves that can position CIOs for success on either side of the table.

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

The Current State of Cloud ERP

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Scott Ramsbottom

EVP & CIO

Anixter International Inc.

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Ram Narain

Senior Vice President of Enterprise PMO; M&A

Anixter Inc.

The cloud. Everybody is headed there, but the best way to get there remains elusive. The conversation alone usually involves more questions than answers. What should we move? Will it save us money? Will it make us more nimble? What about security? The list goes on and on. Join Scott Ramsbottom as he brings some clarity to the current state of the cloud and shares his recent cloud-assessment process. In detailing his organization’s plan to scale its cloud presence, Ramsbottom gives guidance on the full spectrum of cloud conversation.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Data Ethics Applies to All

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Jonathan Morse

Vice President of Technology & Continuous Improvement

Topco Associates LLC

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Ash Goel, MD

SVP/CIO, Bronson Healthcare Group, and Clinical

Asst Professor WMU Home Stryker MD School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Informatics

As data continues to shape and define our lives, the code of ethics we agree to abide by becomes increasingly important. We have more data than ever and are quickly learning to translate it into powerful technological advances, which means the conversation surrounding data privacy and protection must advance alongside this progress. Join this discussion to hear best practices and perspectives on ethical data use. You’ll gain insights into different philosophies underpinning the movement and deepen your understanding of how you can ensure data associated with your enterprise is used responsibly.

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:
Tim Pyle at 971-222-2371 or tim.pyle@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Reinventing Internal Partnerships

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Mindy Simon

CIO

Conagra Brands

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Dennis Boecker

VP, Global Lead IT Innovation

Robert Bosch LLC

To best support the business in an agile and nimble way, many CIOs are collaborating with other C-suite executives in increasingly innovative ways. Also true: the expanding cast of characters (think CDO) demands that C-suite players identify the most effective and meaningful way to connect and interlock their roles. Join this boardroom discussion to gain insights into other CIOs’ roadmaps to reinventing internal partnerships. Come prepared to share about internal partnerships that have enabled your enterprise.

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:
Tim Pyle at 971-222-2371 or tim.pyle@evanta.com

May 23, 2018 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

The Break Up of Big Tech

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Scott Galloway

Founder, L2 & Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern

For the past decade, the loudest arguments waged against the Four (Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google) were about which CEO was more omnipotent or which one should run for president. But the worm has turned against big tech. Facebook denies the responsibilities of a media company, more people subscribe to Amazon Prime than voted in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Google owns 90% market share in search, Apple controls content and distribution via one billion active iOS users, and we’re starting to question how much power is too much. L2 Founder Scott Galloway discusses why breaking up big tech companies would create a more prosperous society for consumers, shareholders and corporations.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Reimagining Analytics

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Danielle DuMerer

CIO and Commissioner

City of Chicago

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Sri Venkataraman

VP, IT

Boyd Group

Join this boardroom to address how organizations can leverage analytics to prioritize work and extract the best insights at scale. The group will discuss how to incorporate new, data-rich technologies and share insights into enhancing analytics efforts.

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:
Tim Pyle at 971-222-2371 or tim.pyle@evanta.com

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Building Talent Capabilities

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Steve Betts

SVP & CIO

Health Care Service Corporation

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Rita Fisher

CIO

Reynolds Consumer Products

As the business increasingly views IT as an engine for expansion, IT leaders face pressure to train teams built to drive growth through innovation. This demands a healthy talent strategy and leaders who understand how to execute on all levels — from initial training to ongoing mentorship to embedded knowledge-transfer mechanisms. This peer dialogue focuses on talent opportunities and challenges as CIOs work to increase competency and enhance skillsets.

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:
Tim Pyle at 971-222-2371 or tim.pyle@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Catch Me If You Can

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Frank W. Abagnale

Cybersecurity & Fraud Prevention Expert, Best-Selling Author & Subject of Catch Me If You Can

Frank Abagnale provides entertaining insight into his life as the notorious imposter of the 1960s; a thrilling story told in the award-winning movie and Broadway musical, Catch Me If You Can. By age 21, Abagnale was known as America's most gifted con man, successfully impersonating an airline pilot, pediatrician, stockbroker, college professor, and assistant attorney general, all while cashing $2.5 million in forged checks. Audiences will experience an emotional roller coaster ride as motivational speaker Frank Abagnale describes his escapades and reveals how he learned to live on the right side of the law.

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

May 22, 2018

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Keynote

Creating an Entrepreneurial, Innovative Culture

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Tom Kuczmarski

President of Kuczmarski Innovation and Founder of Chicago Innovation

Chicago Innovation

Today we’re seeing an evolving ecosystem in Chicago that is emblematic of a widespread culture of entrepreneurialism. As disruptive business models and technologies continue to emerge, large corporations must respond quickly and nimbly. This session details best practices and new models for companies to foster a mindset of innovation. Through adopting values and norms that inspire risk-taking and recognize employee successes, enterprises can begin to see their organizations develop innovative new products, services and business models.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Chicago

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National Sponsors
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Chicago CIO Program Manager


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

Tim Pyle

Program Director

971-222-2371

tim.pyle@evanta.com