Chicago CIO Executive Summit

November 29, 2018, Marriott Chicago Magnificent Mile

November 29, 2018
Marriott Chicago Magnificent Mile

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
Senior VP & 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


November 28, 2018

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

Governing Body Celebration Dinner

This year's Governing Body dinner will be held at Beatrix Restaurant. Join your peers in leadership to celebrate the Chicago CIO community and network in a private atmosphere with dinner and cocktails. 

November 29, 2018 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Creating the Future as a Triumphant Leader

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Andrew Razeghi

Professor, The Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern University

Author, thought leader and professor at the Kellogg School Andrew Razeghi challenges your notions of innovation, cutting through the clutter and buzzwords to share the ways CIO must deliver a clear vision of the future for technology and business. 

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Mission Critical – Evolving from Security to Safety

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Jason Witty

EVP & CISO

U.S. Bank

Jason Witty understands that cybersecurity begins with a business-centric approach, one that is both intelligence-driven and adaptable to a moving target. He also realizes that the emerging, connected technologies driving the future of the enterprise are here to stay, and that the resultant vulnerabilities demand a security approach that can evolve with the threat. Witty paints his vision for moving toward a safety approach, and details the critical role the CIO must play.

This session examines:

  • What it means to truly evolve your thinking around cybersecurity and how to get started.
  • What CIOs must do to embed security into the very fiber of the business – and how to communicate that vision across the organization
  • Partnerships to ensure your strategies are successful

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Intro to Enterprise Design Thinking

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Christopher B. Townsend

General Manager, Client Solutions

IBM

No longer exclusive to academia and the start-up world, Design Thinking provides large, complex enterprises a framework for making better, faster decisions at scale. Its principles can apply to any business seeking to drive meaningful change. Through real-world case studies, this engaging session provides a practical primer on enterprise Design Thinking and gives you tools for putting it into action for clients, customers and stakeholders.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn how to leverage Design Thinking to drive collaboration, innovation and agility at scale
  • Walk through a typical Design Thinking workshop
  • Gain insight into focusing your organization on the most important challenges

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

A CIO’s Guide to Automation-First Thinking

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Rita Fisher

CIO

Reynolds Consumer Products

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Dean Haacker

CTO

CIBC Bank of USA

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Vince Chapa

SVP

Softtek

For many enterprise leaders, automation is a tool to improve the efficiency and productivity of existing, people-driven processes and functions. And while undeniable, these benefits only scratch the surface of possibilities.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Developing a culture and mindset of intelligent automation
  • Enabling a transformational approach to operational strategy
  • Using automation to go beyond efficiency

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

The Cloud Now – The “Whys” and “Hows” for Today’s CIO

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Rob Brown

Chief Revenue Officer

Remote DBA Experts

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Susan Malisch

VP & CIO

Loyola University Chicago

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John Phillips

EVP & CIO

Briggs Healthcare

The cloud has proven to be an enduring aspect of the tech-driven business. But for all its ubiquity, there is no “one size fits all” for your organization; with as many cloud strategies as there are businesses, skepticism and enthusiasm often share the same office. If you want answers to clouds most fundamental questions, you need this interactive conversation with peers that are living it.

In this boardroom, you’ll exchange successes and challenges around:

  • Demonstrating substantial ROI on your cloud initiatives
  • Lessons learned across the cloud spectrum, from cloud-native companies to hybrid adherents to cloud opportunists
  • What strategy and scale are the right fit for your organization now and into the future

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

Forging a Digital Path at COUNTRY

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John Key

Director, ITS Application Portfolio & Development

COUNTRY Financial

Though it might feel like a placeholder for anything technical, the word “digital” has a profound and true meaning at COUNTRY Financial. The company was attempting to compete and provide digital app experience without a true digital foundation to enhance their capabilities. To catch up, John Key and team did everything at once: new platforms, new partners, new scale, new ways of working and – most importantly – new results. Come read from their digital blueprint and learn from their digital journey.

In this session, Key will share:

  • The thinking behind their Platform as a Service approach and the ways this methodology was a powerful driver of growth and efficiency
  • Their specific roadmap for driving change across the organization
  • Real metrics that demonstrate the lasting impact of their leadership

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Building the Business of Security

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JJ Markee

CISO

Kraft Heinz Company

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Scot Berkey

Chief Information Officer

Illinois Housing Development Authority

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Paul Hinds

Managing Director

PwC

The only certainty in cybersecurity is that it must be woven into the very fabric of your business. At every level of the organization, in every initiative, security must be the foundation. But pervasive security doesn’t happen on its own; as CIO, you must (you guessed it) lead the change your organization needs to stay ahead of a cyber disaster.

This boardroom conversation tackles:

  • Strategies for embedding security into business processes across the organization
  • Measuring the overall cybersecurity health of your organization in meaningful, business-first terms
  • Defining the risk tolerance of your organization and driving accountability for risk into business units

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  Breakout Session

How High-Productivity Development Accelerates Change

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Andy Pemberton

VP, Solution Architecture

OutSystems, Inc.

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David Stahl

CIO

Stericycle, Inc.

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Ed Rumzis

CTO

bswift

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David Christiansen

AVP Software Delivery

Wheels, Inc.

If you’re a CIO, you’re on a transformation journey – and your hands are at the wheel. Whether you’re enhancing your digital capabilities, modernizing your legacy systems or accelerating your innovation strategy, you know the change you drive will touch every aspect of the organization. This panel of change agents takes you through the tools, people and process they evolved to transform their businesses.  

In this session, top CIOs will share:

  • The conditions driving transformation in their organizations and the ways they honed their strategy for change
  • The keys to executing strategy by effectively leveraging internal and external partners
  • The profound impact of change across the business now that they are on “the other side” of transformation

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Lead, Don’t Follow – Getting Ahead in the Data Game

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Dan Nerroth

CIO

Consumers Credit Union, Illinois

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Dean Crutchfield

EVP & CIO

CDK Global

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Hunter Almgren

Chief Technologist

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

CIOs have endless data at their fingertips, but these leaders understand that leveraging data requires meaningful information, not just lots of information. A data strategy must have clearly defined priorities, the right technological foundation, sound governance, business alignment – and an eye toward the future. Tomorrow’s data-driven organization can’t simply ride the wave; it must direct the wave.

Join this interactive conversation to:

  • Create a shared vision among peers for the next steps in your data journey – wherever you are along the path
  • Outline the challenges and possible solutions for generating truly predictive analytics
  • Tackle the data challenge holistically by building the data-first mindset into your entire organization

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 - 11:20am  Networking Break

Peer-to-Peer Networking

In keeping with our promise to provide the best networking opportunities in your region, we are offering one-on-one meetings at this summit,through our Peer-to-Peer Networking feature. Powered by AI, this feature takes the work out of networking. It unlocks the potential of professionals who are looking to make meaningful connections at this summit, giving you a higher return on your time. Click here to schedule time with key contacts and decision-makers, connect with the right people, schedule meetings and work toward achieving your business goals faster, all through the swipe of a button. 

November 29, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 11:45am  Networking Break

11:45am - 1:00pm  Keynote

From Poverty to Prosperity – Transforming Your Business and Yourself

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Daphne E. Jones

Corporate Board Member | Retired SVP & CIO, GE Healthcare Product Engineering & Services

The demands of constant change facing IT executives belie the truth – change is hard and people resist it. To overcome, CIOs must embrace their own personal change if they hope to bring their teams and organizations along with them. Daphne Jones has lived and breathed this truth throughout her career, and in this powerful session, she shares the lessons of her journey and the incredible impact it’s had on her life and leadership.

In this session, Jones will…

  • Share the five “Ps” of transformation and the ways they apply to you and your work
  • Draw parallels between her own life’s dramatic change and the digital transformation facing all CIOs
  • Offer a fresh perspective on the role of the technology executive and offer tips for enriching your leadership style

1:00pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Smart Living in the Windy City

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Danielle DuMerer

CIO and Commissioner

City of Chicago

It begins with a premise: a data-driven city can better serve its constituents, tackle the right problems in the right ways and become more efficient. From that vision, CIO and Commissioner Danielle DuMerer – with a small team in a complex organization – overcame challenges and built the foundations of a smarter, more responsive Chicago.

Join this session to learn:

  • How the City of Chicago has found success in enhancing their data capabilities across departments
  • What factors are most important in deciding which challenges to tackle
  • The ways data is changing Chicago’s approach to government and the lives of its citizens

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Achieving the Promise of Business 4.0

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PR Krishnan

EVP & Global Head, Enterprise Intelligent Automation and AI

Tata Consultancy Services

The digital revolution emerged from varied streams of innovation. Analytics, IoT, automation, AI, robotic process automation and the cloud all play distinct roles, but transformational CIOs understand that success depends on the seamless convergence of these forces. This holistic paradigm – Business 4.0 – will define the future of the digital enterprise, but it will take your leadership to get there.

In this session, you will gain insight into:

  • Demonstrating ROI and clearing the barriers to adoption of AI, robotic process automation and predictive analytics
  • Strategies for integrating varied digital tactics into a unified whole – redefining operational standards and business models in the process
  • The next horizon of digital opportunity and how cutting-edge leaders will leverage it

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

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

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Corrado Azzarita

VP, IT, Corp. Functions, Ent. Systems & Analytics

Kraft Heinz Company

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Thomas South

Head of Technology Solutions

Northern Trust

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

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Where Digital Goes from Here

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Nancy Berce

CIO

Johnson Controls, Inc.

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Mindy Simon

CIO

Conagra Brands

Ask a room full of CIOs about digital, and you’re likely to draw a wide range of progressive approaches to technology’s all-encompassing modus operandi. But while every organization takes its own path, the most successful digital companies all know where they’d like to go. Enhancing digital capabilities, self-disruption, growth; all worthy goals, but the time has come to get specific about the next phase of digital business.

Come prepared to exchange ideas about:

  • Your detailed digital roadmap for the next two years – how you defined these targets and what it will take to get there
  • Anticipating the ways in which business models in your industry will continue to evolve. How can you leverage digital to disrupt your own business?
  • How you continue to build capabilities across business units so that IT can best enable growth

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  Networking Break

Peer-to-Peer Networking

In keeping with our promise to provide the best networking opportunities in your region, we are offering one-on-one meetings at this summit,through our Peer-to-Peer Networking feature. Powered by AI, this feature takes the work out of networking. It unlocks the potential of professionals who are looking to make meaningful connections at this summit, giving you a higher return on your time. Click here to schedule time with key contacts and decision-makers, connect with the right people, schedule meetings and work toward achieving your business goals faster, all through the swipe of a button. 

November 29, 2018 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Enhancing Digital Capabilities – Interactive Brainstorm

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Wayne Bulmahn

CIO

UNITE HERE HEALTH

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Chris Walter

CIO

Central Garden & Pet Co.

Acceleration isn’t just something you experience – it’s something you create. But even the fastest cars hit speed bumps that keep them from achieving peak performance. To seize the digital moment, CIOs must clear the road and open up the engine across the enterprise.

In this workshop, you and your peers will strategize solutions to the three biggest barriers to digital excellence:

  • Digital Talent: How do you ensure you have the right skills, the right training, and the right leadership for the digital economy?
  • Operational Excellence: What can you as CIO do to reimagine the way your organization works – and overcome resistance to change at the process level?
  • Innovation Friction: How can you close the distance between what technology says is possible and what large organizations can execute?

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Securing Endpoints with Analytics and a Proven Framework

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Pamela Dill

Sr. Security Advisor

HP Inc.

As the breadth of IoT technology expands, companies that overlook the importance of protecting their endpoint infrastructure are more vulnerable than ever to the next wave of hackers. What steps should your organization be taking to detect unknown threats and defend your critical endpoints?

This session relies on real-world examples to examine:

  • How some of the most secure organizations are still lagging in security beyond the firewall
  • How to use data analytics and a proven framework to secure endpoint devices.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

The Intertwined Future of Talent and Tech

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Andy Newsom

SVP CIO

CSL Behring

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Marvin Richardson

DSVP Head of Applications - ITG

Health Care Service Corporation

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Ruchir Ranjan

Managing Partner

Cognizant

For years, CIOs have struggled with the primacy of technology outpacing the availability and skill development of their talent. This interplay is complex, and is further complicated by the emergence of automation and artificial intelligence – tools that can augment top performers or replace them entirely, but ultimately sink or swim based on the overall technical competency of the organization. This session challenges you to answer the question: how are you balancing your people and your technology?

CIOs will share perspectives on:

  • Building the right strategy for equipping your organization with the people and tools for the future of your business
  • Enhancing the overall technical acumen of your organization and leading your people through the rapid pace of change
  • Evaluating the role of automation and artificial intelligence in supplementing and redefining 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:
Tim Pyle at 971-222-2371 or tim.pyle@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Networking

In keeping with our promise to provide the best networking opportunities in your region, we are offering one-on-one meetings at this summit,through our Peer-to-Peer Networking feature. Powered by AI, this feature takes the work out of networking. It unlocks the potential of professionals who are looking to make meaningful connections at this summit, giving you a higher return on your time. Click here to schedule time with key contacts and decision-makers, connect with the right people, schedule meetings and work toward achieving your business goals faster, all through the swipe of a button. 

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

CEO on the Frontline of Digital Transformation

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John Donahoe

President & CEO

ServiceNow

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Nancy Berce

CIO

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Digital transformation requires the leadership to envision and enact the future enterprise. Informed by a 20-year background of strategy and transformation consultation, John Donahoe, the President and CEO of ServiceNow, goes in-depth to recall the leadership lessons to make any digital transformation more efficient, effective and enduring.

In this fireside chat, expect to hear:

  • The priorities of a CEO laser-focused on digital transformation
  • Leadership advice for CIOs responsible for strategic IT initiatives
  • How talent and diversity factor into ServiceNow’s strategy and future

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Marriott Chicago Magnificent Mile

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leader
Presenting Sponsors
National Sponsors

Chicago CIO Program Managers


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

Diane Martyn

Former Senior Program Manager

971-271-6876

diane.martyn@evanta.com

Tim Pyle

Program Director

971-222-2371

tim.pyle@evanta.com