Chicago CIO Executive Summit

May 15, 2019 | Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

May 15, 2019
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

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

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

Kraft Heinz
Global CIO

Agenda


May 14, 2019

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Social Hour

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Kick off this spring's summit in style! Join your fellow CIOs for a private evening of breathtaking views and career-building connections at the Signature Room at the 95th. 

May 15, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:50am  Keynote

The New Reality — Make Change Your Competitive Advantage

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Karl Schoemer

Founder & CEO

VisionQuest

Like a school of fish, an adaptive organization must move rapidly and in unison toward new opportunities. From navigating the uncertainty of today’s tight talent markets to responding to evolving employee expectations, leaders and employees alike must embrace the power of change to make it a part of their individual and organizational competitive advantage.

Karl Schoemer will draw on his 20 years’ experience studying change to share:

  • Insights on how leadership behaviors facilitate change
  • Strategies to help change contribute to culture
  • Tactics for creating change-adaptive individuals

8:50am - 9:20am  Networking Break

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Embracing Disruption - Meeting the Challenge of Change

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Deepa Soni

US CIO & US P&C CIO

Bank of Montreal

Emerging technologies, fresh business models, shifting consumer expectations, and lower barriers of entry for nimble competitors mean that disruption is a way of life for the modern CIO. Deepa Soni and her team decided to confront the challenge of disruption head on. In this session, Soni tells the story of BMO's IT reinvention and the ways it positions them to overcome disruption.

In this session, Soni will share:

  • The three core pillars of her transformation strategy, and the way these pillars impact organizational structure and business alignment 
  • Practical examples of how she and her team were able to effectively execute this strategy
  • Outcomes and potential for the future resulting from profound change 

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Simplifying the Multi-Cloud Environment

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Kavita Chavda

Distinguished Engineer & CTO IBM US, Communications and CSI Market

IBM

Today, companies have migrated only about 20% of their workloads to the Cloud. How are CIOs aligning their workloads to the right types of clouds and what are some of the challenges they are facing to move the rest?

This session will explore:

· ways to successfully design, implement and manage a multiple cloud operating environment
· greater competitive advantage your organization can achieve through cloud migration
· effective strategies for managing multiple cloud vendors


9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

What We Mean When We Talk About Digital

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Vince Chapa

SVP

Softtek

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Julie Ragland

SVP & Chief Information Officer

Navistar

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Simona Rollinson

Chief Information Officer

Clayco

If the dreaded “D” word turns to ash in your mouth, you’re certainly not alone. But there’s a reason that “digital” has proven to be an enduring catch-all. It’s an infinitely flexible, adaptive term for discussing an entirely new way of thinking about business – one informed by technological possibility and unrestrained by outdated modes of thinking. Are you dying to get more specific? This is the session for you. You and your peers will:

  • Discuss ways to refine your digital perspective, citing specific examples of what digital thinking looks like to your business and industry – and how that might translate to others
  • Create a mission statement for the Digital CIO – what does it mean to integrate digital capabilities with the business, and what does success there mean for the future of your role?
  • Identify the fundamental challenges to comprehensive digital transformation

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.

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

A Sprint, Not a Marathon – Enhance Your Speed to Value

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Chris Harrick

VP, Marketing

HelloSign

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Roberta Cadieux

CIO

American Hotel Register Company

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Scot Berkey

Chief Information Officer

Illinois Housing Development Authority

The window of opportunity closes quickly in the global economy. As CIOs ruthlessly hunt down value for the business, speed must be a skill that is cultivated throughout the organization. In this session, you’ll share insights on greasing the wheels of value and moving swiftly toward impact. Come prepared to discuss:

  • The biggest roadblocks impeding the speed of your organization – and practical steps you can take to overcome them
  • Effectively scaling agility and prioritizing a more rapid approach to execution
  • Leveraging digital capabilities and frameworks to create the foundation for a fast-twitch 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:10am - 10:40am  Networking Break

10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Communication for Lasting Transformation – An Interactive Brainstorm

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Wayne Bulmahn

CIO

UNITE HERE HEALTH

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Chris Walter

CIO

Central Garden & Pet Co.

As rapid, continual change becomes standard operating procedure, CIOs must work closely with partners across the enterprise to build and articulate a lasting transformational strategy. In this interactive session, you and your fellow CIOs will develop (and critique) essential messaging for communicating and capturing value with the business.

You and your peers will brainstorm communication and education strategies for:

  • Prioritizing high-value projects to address business-unit challenges
  • Securing capital for technology modernization – regardless of maturity levels
  • Addressing risk and security strategy when undertaking transformative projects

10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Building and Executing an Impactful API Strategy

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Swati Shah

SVP, Emerging Technology

U.S. Bank

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Seth Blacher

Product Head, Global Payables

U.S. Bank

 API strategy can the key to unlocking agility, revenue growth, and innovation. In this session, the team at U.S. Bank shares insights into partnering across the business to build the right API strategy to compete in a rapidly changing world. 

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Clouds in the Forecast – Taking Control of Your Public Cloud

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Ian Murray

Global Director, Cloud Management Services

Cass Information Systems

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Bruce Schinelli

VP, IT & CIO

TTX Company

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Susan Malisch

VP & CIO

Loyola University Chicago

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Creating a Business-First Culture in Executing the Digital Agenda

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Dan Priest

Partner

PwC Strategy&

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Steve Betts

SVP & CIO

Health Care Service Corporation

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Francesco Tinto

Global CIO

Kraft Heinz

The integration of technology and business in a digital ecosystem marks a fundamental shift in the way organizations operate. To make this change meaningful and valuable, CIOs must transform culture in lockstep with technology and create greater alignment between traditional IT and business outcomes. In this roundtable, executives will share strategies for creating a business-centric, digital culture.

Discussion will focus on:

  • Defining the cultural values of your IT organization and developing diverse talent aligned to these values
  • Sharpening business/technology acumen across the enterprise
  • Developing new ways of working (operationally and structurally) to maximize digital capability, drive innovation, and capture the value of emerging technology
  • Refining governance across the organization to ensure consistent data-driven decision making and common metrics for success

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.

May 15, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 11:50am  Networking Break

11:50am - 1:00pm  Keynote

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

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Michael Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board & CEO

MicroStrategy, Inc.

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 will cover:
• 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

1:00pm - 1:30pm  Networking Break

May 15, 2019 - afternoon

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Breakout Session

Built on Trust – Marketing, Technology and the Seamless Consumer Experience

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Kelly Coomer

VP & Division CIO, Consumer Technology

Allstate Insurance Company

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Roger Tye

VP, Digital & User Experience

Allstate Insurance Company

Allstate marketing and technology is focused on meeting customers’ digital needs through a seamless experience, that lets them easily manage when, where and how they want to interact with Allstate. Continually evaluating whether Allstate’s customers use and love these products requires a unified marketing, UX and IT strategy. Kelly Coomer and Roger Tye forged a partnership that transformed the way their teams worked and allowed them to better understand and serve their customers.

In this candid conversation, Coomer and Tye share insights into:

  • Creating greater alignment through more cohesive, cross-functional metrics for success
  • Changing the way their teams worked by breaking down silos, embracing agility and enhancing speed-to-delivery
  • Fostering a shared culture of trust that reduces friction, captures innovation and fuels rapid change
  • Integrating the voice of the consumer into the experiences they create

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise—A Data Leaders Roundtable

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Dean Haacker

CTO

Canadian Imperial Bank

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Hugh Owen

Senior Vice President, Product

MicroStrategy, Inc.

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Raj Sampoornam

SVP & CIO

Byline Bank

Enterprises aspire to maximize their return on investment from data, and to quickly take advantage of the latest innovations in analytics, mobility, cloud, and AI/machine learning. Yet too many organizations struggle with disparate data systems, inconsistent data, closed architectures, and tools that only empower a fraction of the workforce. In this peer-driven discussion, discover:
• What industry leaders are doing to overcome these challenges and transform their businesses
• How to apply the right tools and structure to balance counteractive forces, such as agility vs. governance
• How to empower individuals and teams with access to those tools, while establishing a single version of truth

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.

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Mobility – The Backbone of the Digital Business

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Scott Ramsbottom

EVP & CIO

Anixter International Inc.

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Douglas Wadkins

VP and GM – Business Value Added Services

T-Mobile

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Kevin Boyd

Associate Vice President and CIO

University of Chicago

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 roundtable discussion on the transforming capabilities of next generation wireless where CIO’s will explore:

  • New network capabilities can create flexibility and spark innovation
  • Enterprise connectivity to boost their transformation initiatives
  • Implementing private and public networks, SD WAN and edge computing

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.

2:20pm - 2:40pm  Networking Break

2:40pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Seeing It Through – Leading Successful Transformation

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Ann Madea

CIO

HSBC Bank USA

On paper, the objectives were clear: transform core platforms to reduce costs, mitigate risk, and simplify for the business. But as any CIO knows, actually executing against a transformative roadmap requires strategy, resources, coordination and endurance – in other words, leadership. Ann Madea shares the story of HSBC’s five-year transformation journey, her role in driving its resounding success, and the ways it will fuel HSBC’s bright future.

In this session, Madea will reflect on her experiences…

  • Building a sustainable transformation strategy aligned to business outcomes and fueled by technology
  • Overcoming transformation fatigue and equipping your team to embrace sustained change
  • Positioning the organization for the future without overlooking the needs of the present

2:40pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Become the Conductor of the Hype Train

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Deb Hall Lefevre

Senior VP & CIO

Couche-Tard

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Jonathan Morse

Vice President of Technology & Continuous Improvement

Topco Associates LLC

The cacophony of “innovation” can be deafening – and top-notch use cases for actual value few and far between. But you can’t roll your eyes at the hype cycle too much; some of those technologies are ready to be seized by bold and forward-looking leaders. To become one, you’ll need a cogent strategy for cutting through the noise and placing calculated bets on emerging tech. In this roundtable, you’ll:

  • Share specific examples of your hands-on experience with the “buzziest” technologies of the moment – blockchain, AI, robotics, automation, etc.
  • Glean insights on training your organization to separate hype from reality and increase its capacity for rapid innovation
  • Discuss the critical business partnerships that will help you formulate the risk tolerance of your emerging tech roadmap

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.

2:40pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Expanding Your Capability Capacity – Unlocking the Full Potential of Your People

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Rick Williams

VP, IT

Ace Hardware Corporation

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Thomas South

Chief Information Officer

Northern Trust

As a visionary CIO, you see where your organization can go. But the limits of what’s possible in a tech-driven world will be defined by your people. To break through those limits, you must give your people the tools they need to develop and evolve at the speed of your business. This session looks at transforming your teams in concert with your technology. CIOs will examine:

  • The most effective development strategies for a digital world – what’s worked and what hasn’t when it comes to empowering your people?
  • The essential skills of tomorrow’s enterprise – how are you looking at the talent gap between where you are and where you need to be?
  • The role of diverse perspectives in capturing the best your organization has to offer – how can you expand and diversify the leadership profile of your 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 your event Program Manager.

3:30pm - 3:50pm  Networking Break

3:50pm - 4:30pm  Keynote

Co-Existing with Autonomous Systems — Is it Possible?

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Dr. Hans Mumm

Author & Thought Leader on Future of Artificial Intelligence

IT Thought Leader

Open any newspaper or watch any news station; autonomous systems and AI are everywhere. What is your place in the new autonomous world? Are you ready to lead and govern in this uncertain future?

In this keynote, you’ll hear how:

  • Social normative behaviors are being redefined
  • New technology impacts opportunities, provocations, and threats on and off Wall Street
  • Planned change keeps leaders from becoming obsolete


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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Your Community Partners


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Presenting Sponsor

Chicago CIO Program Manager


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

Mallory Paige

Senior Program Manager

503-808-9828

mallory.paige@evanta.com