Chicago CIO Executive Summit

December 4, 2019, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

December 4, 2019
Chicago Marriott Downtown 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

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

Walgreens
Global CIO & SVP

Agenda


December 3, 2019

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception - Casino Night!

The Governing Body of Chicago CIOs and invited guests are welcome to join us for a fun, interactive spin at the annual Governing Body Welcome Reception. Casino Night at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile will feature table games, prizes, food and drinks to kickoff our fall “By CIOs, For CIOs” executive gathering.

December 4, 2019 - morning

7:30am - 8:00am  Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 8:20am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:20am  Keynote

127 Hours — Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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Aron Ralston

Fearless Adventurer & Subject of the Film, 127 Hours

"There is no force more powerful than the will to live," explains Aron Ralston, who faced an unimaginable challenge in a life-or-death decision to free himself from two boulders in a remote Utah canyon. An ordinary man who was pushed to the extreme, he demonstrates the human capacity for the extraordinary, proving anyone can survive the most grueling circumstances. A talented storyteller, Ralston recounts the life-changing ordeal that became a New York Times bestseller and a feature film. He sheds new light on the meaning of sacrifice, what is truly important and harnessing the power of inner strength to overcome life’s adversities. 

9:20am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:20am  Breakout Session

Fortified for the Future – Roadmap to IT Reinvention

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Paul Martin

SVP & CIO

Baxter International Inc.

CIOs have a unique opportunity to identify more efficient ways to optimize available resources, modernize current technology and enable enterprise transformation. Accomplishing this successfully entails the rethinking of the core pillars of technology delivery to enable an IT for IT Transformation. In this session, Paul Martin will share his thoughts on IT strategy, execution and tangible benefits of an IT transformation journey. 

Martin will discuss:

  • Systematic decision-making behind a “cloud first” strategy to transform the technology potential across the business
  • Preparing and strengthening the IT organization for the fast-paced journey – upskilling talent with digital capabilities
  • The overall benefits and future opportunities presented by a successful journey

9:30am - 10:20am  Breakout Session

Driving Data-Centric Culture for a Business 4.0-Ready Organization

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Kumar Amitesh

Global Head, Sales & Solutions - Analytics & Insights

Tata Consultancy Services

In today’s digital economy, enterprises around the world are witnessing an explosion of data. Businesses must make rapid decisions based on accurate data and actionable insights to stay on top of the game.

In this session, you’ll explore how to:

  • Reap dividends from sustainable behavioral change for your organization to be Business 4.0-ready
  • Chart a data-driven, analytics-led roadmap by scaling up a ‘Data and AI Democratization’ model
  • Discover the unexplored dimensions of data by leveraging evolving data regulations and open data’s potential

9:30am - 10:20am  Executive Boardroom

Demystifying Hyperconvergence and Cloud

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EJ Bodnar

Global CXO Program Leader

Nutanix

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Julia Anderson

Global CIO

Smithfield

As enterprises continue to use next-gen tools to facilitate digitalization, they must consider how technologies like the cloud can drive real-world benefits. Is it time to move away from a traditional infrastructure and embrace hyperconvergence?

In this round table discussion, explore:

  • Benefits and risks of using a hyperconverged infrastructure
  • Strategies for transitioning away from a public cloud infrastructure
  • How to use the cloud to agilely drive business needs

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 Mallory Paige, mallory.paige@evanta.com

9:30am - 10:20am  Executive Boardroom

Becoming Agile and Staying Agile

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Dan Corcoran

Director, BigFix Mid-Atlantic Region

HCL BigFix

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Dean Haacker

CTO

CIBC

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Andy Newsom

SVP CIO

CSL Behring

While the concept of agility has been around for over two decades, organizations are increasingly applying agile methodologies to accelerate the pace of innovation across all facets of the business.

Join your peers in this round table discussion to consider:

  • Strategies and opportunities to scale agility across the enterprise
  • Methods to empower people at every level to embrace and implement agility
  • Tools and technology necessary for continuous delivery

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 Mallory Paige, mallory.paige@evanta.com

10:20am - 10:40am  Networking Break

10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Customer-Inspired, Data-Driven – Redbox’s Next Chapter

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Stephen Lavin

CTO

Redbox

No industries have been as thoroughly upended by the changing expectations of the digital customer as entertainment and retail – the exact niche filled by Redbox. Stephen Lavin and his team are undaunted by the challenge of evolving into a digital business, but it’s not always easy. Guided by Redbox customers and a sweeping view of change, Lavin and the Redbox technology team are navigating the pitfalls and putting Redbox on the path to an enduring future.

Come to this session to learn:

  • What it means to forge a transformation strategy truly aligned to the consumer experience
  • How leadership and people are the keys to successful transform – and how they also pose the greatest threat
  • How to tackle risk, move to the cloud, and manage your culture – at the same time

10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

The Right Culture for the Future Workforce

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Jim Hart

President

Burwood Group

In the face of non-stop change and shifting employee expectations, culture is your one essential constant, the guiding principle that allows your teams to navigate transformation, thrive through evolution and outperform competition. Jim Hart shares his roadmap for award-winning culture in the digital age.

Hart pulls back the curtain on:

  • Core ingredients to superior culture that rides the waves of change – rather than being dashed by them
  • How technology complements and enhances talent to avoid the skills’ gap and empower greater performance
  • The biggest changes to the way your digital teams work now and in the future

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Trouble With the Learning Curve – Mastering Internal Disruption

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Whitney Bouck

COO

HelloSign

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Julie Ragland

SVP & Chief Information Officer

Navistar

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Jason Reynolds

VP of Digital and Analytics

Archer Daniels Midland

The promise of digital is manifold – new ways of working to unlock talent, automation to increase efficiency and liberate innovation, machine learning to deliver new value faster. But your end users will initially experience this digital journey as a disruption – even if they thank you for it later. Are you prepared to manage this disruption gap before potential is realized?

In this session, you and your peers will discuss:

  • Accelerating the learning curve for new tools and technologies to optimize the workforce
  • Building a “disruption plan” into your tech and innovation plans to drive greater, more rapid adoption and scale
  • Managing the changes of automation – whether you’re augmenting your staff or replacing it

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 Mallory Paige, mallory.paige@evanta.com

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Business Evolution in an AI World

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Nalini Polavarapu

Head of Data Science Strategy

Bayer Corporation

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Ash Goel

SVP/CIO

Bronson Healthcare

Of all the technologies fueling digitization, perhaps none is as rife with transformative promise as Artificial Intelligence. How are organizations approaching their AI journeys to harness this promise and accelerate innovation?

In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • Building an AI strategy that targets the areas of greatest opportunity for business growth
  • Ensuring the quality, governance and availability of data to maximize AI efficacy
  • Overcoming silos and cultural hurdles to increase the speed-to-value of your initiatives

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 Mallory Paige, mallory.paige@evanta.com

December 4, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 11:45am  Networking Break

11:45am - 12:30pm  Lunch & Comments

Lunch & Interactive Discussion

  • 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

The CIO Mandate for Secure Cloud Transformation

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Patrick Foxhoven

CIO & VP of Emerging Technologies

Zscaler

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Robert McDougall

Head of Global Infrastructure

Cushman & Wakefield

The new way of work is remote, mobile-first, and cloud-based. Employees expect instant, secure access to applications, information, and resources. Meanwhile, threats proliferate, VPNs lag, hardware costs rise, and little is truly secure. Hub-and-spoke networks employing castle-and-moat security are no longer tenable, and leaders that cling to legacy architectures put enterprises at risk. Enter Secure Cloud Transformation, a practical cybersecurity approach that prioritizes security and user performance to align with today’s way of working.

In this session, we'll discuss how enterprise IT leaders can:

  • Improve customer digital experience while safeguarding sensitive information
  • Increase user performance while minimizing risk
  • Drive revenue and scalability while controlling costs

1:00pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

From Intelligence to Action – Responses to the Cyberthreat Landscape

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Stuart Stern

Head of IT - Americas

Allianz Global

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Frank Yanan

SVP / Business Information Security Officer

Bank of America

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Eric Shiffman

Supervisory Special Agent

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Threat actors from nation-states to Ransomware perpetrators are adapting at a breakneck pace. Not only must CIOs stay abreast of this ever-shifting landscape, they must also incorporate this intelligence into strategies and partnerships to protect critical data. In this session, the FBI shares a global threat snapshot and engages on actions to secure your business.

Come to this session to:

  • Understand how the FBI views the global threat environment, and what they are doing to combat it 
  • Discuss how CIOs can build partnerships - with government and their CISO peers - to build intelligence into your security posture 
  • Articulate the role of the CIO in enterprise security management in the digital age

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Liberating Data to Transform the Business

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Niall Browne

Chief Information Security Officer, SVP Trust & Security

Domo

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Bob Ridout

Former CIO

DuPont

Digital transformation doesn’t have to be a drawn-out process. Reimagine how business can be done with data to maximize the impact of your established infrastructure and accelerate your digital transformation. This conversation between Bob Ridout former CIO for DuPont, and Niall Browne, chief information security officer for Domo, Inc. will provide guidance for developing cultural, technological and data strategies that deliver a measurable competitive advantage.

Learn how to:

  • Identify and address the business, technology and culture issues required to succeed in digital transformation
  • Deliver more by using what you already have to amplify value creation and keep pace with the market
  • Fuel innovation by unleashing real-time data to business decision makers while maintaining the highest levels of security and control

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Digital, Product-Led Growth – The $60T Enterprise Opportunity

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Brad Murphy

Founder & CEO

Gear Stream, Inc.

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Steve Betts

Board Chair

Lumity

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Thomas South

Chief Information Officer

Northern Trust

As early as 2025, one-third of the global GDP ($60T) will be controlled and facilitated by companies exploiting digital product-led growth and business ecosystem operating models. Moving from IT projects to product-led growth is the first step towards realizing the power of business ecosystems and the opportunity to exploit IT as an enabler of growth, not merely a facilitator of automation and efficiency.

This interactive session explores: 

  •  How IT product visionaries are succeeding at helping their organizations transition from project-based IT delivery to a modern digital product-led organization
  •  How and why product-led growth strategies are powerful tools for eliminating corporate silo's and bureaucratic management practices
  •  How digital product-led operating models are accelerating the discovery and exploitation of business models critical to revitalizing enterprise 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Mallory Paige, mallory.paige@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Defining the "How" of Digitization

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Brad Hildestad

EVP & CIO

COUNTRY Financial

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Swati Shah

SVP, Emerging Technology

U.S. Bank

When it comes to your digital imperative, the “why” is the easy part. Rapid value capture and agile flexibility are business-altering goals, but the journey there is as myriad as the companies taking it. In this session, CIOs will trade digital war stories and share what works – and what doesn’t – in the practical execution of digitization.

Come prepared to share:

  • Tactics for making digital experimentation more meaningful and outcomes-focused
  • Strategies for helping the business define – and be accountable to – a digital roadmap
  • Tips and tricks for securing concrete “wins” – and scaling them quickly and effectively

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 Mallory Paige, mallory.paige@evanta.com

December 4, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Cloud and Cancer — A Tale of Two Transformations

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John Phillips

EVP & CIO

Briggs Healthcare

All CIOs know how powerful transformation can be – it’s the reason you drive change in your organization’s every day. For John Phillips, transformation was a matter of life and death. Facing a frightening cancer diagnosis and an enormous cloud initiative, Phillips took stock of his life and his leadership to make meaningful change that lasts.

In this powerful session, Phillips shares:

  • His personal cancer journey and the ways it changed his outlook on leadership
  • The parallels between what it takes to conquer cancer and fundamentally reinvent the business
  • Universal lessons from his experience that will help you transform your organizations

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

RPA — Automation’s Golden Age

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Raj Sampoornam

SVP & CIO

Byline Bank

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Michael Rapken

CIO

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

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Rita Fisher

CIO

Reynolds Consumer Products

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Anand Balakrishnan

Associate Vice President

Infosys

Toss out the manual on redundancies in the business process; RPA is automating its way to greater efficiencies and a brighter bottom line. This CIO boardroom is a mix of RPA advocates, early adopters and outside observers — joining forces to learn from each other and explore:

  • How peers have deployed Robotic Process Automation— what has worked and what needs work
  • How to measure the return on investment for automated processes
  • How to overcome human barriers — such as employee engagement ­and leadership buy-in — to realize the full potential of RPA

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 Mallory Paige, mallory.paige@evanta.com

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Agents of Change and Cultural Influencers

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Dean Crutchfield

EVP & CIO

CDK Global LLC

In this paradigm of constant evolution, CIOs are spending more and more time managing change than implementing new technology. This demands yet another change – to CIOs themselves.

This interactive dialogue looks closely at:

  • What makes change stick and how CIOs can make it more seamless and productive
  • What it takes to influence a culture built to support business outcomes
  • New demands of leadership specific to the digital context

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 Mallory Paige, mallory.paige@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Strategy in Action – Case Studies in Creating Value

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Ron Guerrier

CIO and Secretary Innovation & Technology

State of Illinois

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Edward Wagoner

Global CIO, Corporate Solutions

Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.

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Tom Gergets

CTO, Vice President - Global Technology Services

McDonald's Corporation

As digital capabilities expand, CIOs have become stewards and translators of value – helping the business articulate value, strategize for execution and align tech investment accordingly. But there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to value. To reinvent your business, you’ll need to see things through fresh eyes.

In this session, three CIOs will share:

  • A unique case study on value creation – helping you to expand your thinking for the digital age
  • Their view on the shifting role of the CIO as value-creator
  • New perspectives on leveraging technology at all levels of the business


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

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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