Chicago CIO Executive Summit

December 13, 2022 | Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

December 13, 2022
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Chicago's top CIOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today:

Building a Culture of Security and Enabling Smart, Secure Decision Making

Prioritizing Data – Ensuring Accuracy, Accessibility and Literacy

Mastering the Art of Change and Adaptability

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

Starbucks
CTO

Rajeev Khanna

Aon
Chief Information Officer

Michael Parisi

ITW
VP CIO

Ashley Pettit

State Farm Insurance
Senior Vice President & CIO

Gagan Singh

Ascension
Chief Information Officer

Eddy Wagoner

JLL
Executive Director, Digital Chief Information Officer

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CIO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Chicago CIO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


December 12, 2022

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

Governing Body Private Dinner

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking.

December 13, 2022 - morning

7:45am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

Challenging the Status Quo to Drive Change

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Corrado Azzarita

Global CIO

The Kraft Heinz Company

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Ricardo Lafosse

Chief Information Security Officer

The Kraft Heinz Company

Regardless of how advanced or regressive your environment is, with the right mix of team and tech (and a little bit of fire in your belly) you can make a change in your organization. That’s the approach Kraft Heinz CIO Corrado Azzarita and CISO Ricardo Lafosse took when they formed the dynamic partnership that transformed a legacy environment into a security-first mindset in just 12 months.

Join this session as the duo breaks down:

  • Why ruffling feathers isn’t always a bad thing
  • How to culture hack your way to a better work environment
  • How to determine practical next steps

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Let’s Brainstorm! Influencing Stakeholders Across the C-Suite

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Jonny LeRoy

CTO

Grainger

To lead resilient organizations, CIOs must support transformation while communicating with various stakeholders across the c-suite. According to Gartner, sixty-six percent of CIOs surveyed indicated they needed to improve their ability to influence stakeholders.

Join this interactive session with CIOs to debate and collaborate on influence with various scenarios including:

  • Building emotional connections with key stakeholders through stories
  • Overcoming resistance by seeking to understand and acknowledge
  • Identifying mobilizers to further communicate influence

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Breakout Session Hosted by ADP

Details coming soon.

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Engineer Cloud and Apps for Resiliency – Preparing for the Always-On Tomorrow

The days of single public cloud deployments are gone. Driven by the numerous technology options, potential cost savings, and the need for business agility, enterprises will be relying on 3 or more cloud environments. But with complex integrations, threats to security, organizational changes, and inadvertent expenses, the question is always: where do you begin?    

Join this interactive discussion as CIOs discuss how to accelerate the cloud modernization journey by: 

  • Building and optimizing a resilient, cost effective and secure cloud/multi-cloud environment
  • Designing and operationalizing Data for Reliability into your DataOps Strategy
  • Utilizing automation and an engineering-led approach to create an always-on business

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: Summer Parisi at summer.parisi@evanta.com

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Collaboration & Belonging in a Hybrid Work Environment

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Gary Sorrentino

Global CIO

Zoom Video Communications

As organizations continue successfully working in hybrid work environments, CIOs continue to look for ways to improve digital experiences. Sporadic in-office collaboration and networking in hybrid environments can be a challenge for growing global teams. In fostering an environment centered on belonging, employees can experience better connections with their teams. 

Join this session to discuss: 

  • Connecting global teams in a virtual environment
  • Building a sense of belonging for all individuals
  • Creating equal opportunities in hybrid conference rooms

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: Summer Parisi at summer.parisi@evanta.com

10:45am - 11:20am  Networking Break

10:50am - 11:15am  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

December 13, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Seeking Digital Simplicity – Balancing Security and User Experience

Simplicity is the keystone of a great user experience and technology leaders must create a balanced digital strategy that incorporates adaptive and robust security without disrupting the workflows of hybrid employees. With the right approach, CIOs and CISOs can deliver workspaces as flexible as their workforce while boosting security, productivity and collaboration.

Join your peers to discuss:

  • Building secure workspaces that improve employee experience and productivity for a hybrid workforce
  • Measuring and communicating the successes and opportunities within your digital strategy
  • Looking forward to the workspaces of the future - what leaders can do now to prepare?

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Breakout Session Hosted by Kyndryl

Details coming soon.

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Creating a Secure, Compliance-First Hybrid Cloud Architecture

Customers are demanding more robust digital experiences, but security threats are growing, making for a complex, ever-changing web of regulations extending across the globe. IT Leaders must balance security, with innovation and speed as well as create IT environments that can adapt to workload spikes, interdependent applications, and more data at the edge, even as cyber-attacks, and ransomware increase. How can businesses digitally transform with the cloud – ensuring they have a secure environment where customers’ data is not compromised – while dealing with application sprawl and siloed data?

In this discussion, we will explore ways to:

  • Connect and integrate across a distributed and hybrid cloud environment to create a common experience for applications and data
  • Modernize and de-risk regulated industries to keep workloads compliant, secure, and resilient
  • Optimize control of decentralization to manage and maintain enterprise systems infrastructure

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: Summer Parisi at summer.parisi@evanta.com

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Optimizing Decision Making with Advanced Analytics

The term "data-driven" is often used as a coveted descriptor for business excellence. But does this description hit the mark? A data-driven enterprise must convert trusted data while leaning heavily into predictive analytics to inform decision-making.

Join this roundtable as CIOs discuss:

  • Ensuring data quality standards truly benefit from analytical insights

  • Empowering the enterprise to make more data informed decisions

  • Troubleshooting to drive business value

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: Summer Parisi at summer.parisi@evanta.com

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

CIO Leadership to Advance Customer Experience

Customer experience is a mission-critical priority for most organizations to achieve and maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage. CIOs have an opportunity to play an outsized role in advancing customer experience initiatives by leading with technology and IT acumen. Yet, false starts, roadblocks and complexity impede progress on these goals.

Join this interactive keynote to discuss:

  • How CIOs can support or lead customer experience initiatives
  • How technologies can play a pivotal role in capturing and acting on key customer data
  • What strategies lead to more efficient and effective customer interactions

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Maximizing Supply Chain Agility in a Competitive World

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Rita Fisher

CIO and EVP, Supply Chain

Reynolds Consumer Products

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Aaron Thomann

SVP, CIO - Integrated Supply Chain, Product Management & Engineering

GE Healthcare

Economic growth across the globe is being challenged due to various post pandemic-related supply chain disruptions. As organizations look for opportunities to rebound and thrive, CIOs must look to overcome supply chain roadblocks and forge a new path for their enterprise.

Join this timely session as your peers discuss:

  • Designing supply chain strategies and capabilities for faster outcomes
  • Uncovering lessons learned on how CIOs responded to recent events
  • Creating a supply chain resiliency framework to ensure excellence and reduce risk

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

How 8 Companies Use AI to Deliver the Best Employee Experience

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Bhavin Shah

CEO & Founder

Moveworks

Employee experience is the number one challenge for businesses today: half of employees are actively looking for their next job. To keep your top talent, you need to eliminate distractions from their digital experience, no matter where they’re working. That’s why industry leaders are now using AI to support their employees — at a scale not possible for people alone.

Join this session to learn how AI:

  • Let LinkedIn onboard 1,000+ new hires by automatically resolving their requests
  • Saved Palo Alto Networks 180,000 hours of productivity for its flexible workforce
  • Enabled Hearst to bring together 360 subsidiaries with a single hub for support

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Moving Towards Digital Fluency – CIOs Discuss the Next Stage in their Digital Evolution

Digitally fluent organizations experience dramatically higher growth, lower attrition, and higher customer satisfaction. Yet, for most CIOs, this is an ongoing journey and many organizations still describe themselves at mid to lower levels of digital maturity.

Join this session with CIO peers to discuss:

  • Leading strategic change within your organization: recent hits or misses
  • Looking ahead in your digital evolution: the next big thing
  • Evaluating needs for digital evolution and analyzing IT provider involvement

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: Summer Parisi at summer.parisi@evanta.com

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

The Art of Possible in 2023 & Beyond

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Praveen Moturu

Vice President – Chief Enterprise Architect

Mars

With an ever-changing technology landscape, innovation is increasingly critical to leadership and the enterprise at large. Not only are companies using advanced technology to reengineer decision making, but to innovate and iterate for the future. How can CIOs blaze a trail, across industries, to develop the next cutting-edge trends?

Join this session as CIOs discuss:

  • Exploring the metaverse and digital twins
  • Harnessing the power of NFTs
  • Positioning innovation within the 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: Summer Parisi at summer.parisi@evanta.com

December 13, 2022 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:45pm  Networking Break

2:15pm - 2:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

#EpicFail – A Ransomware Choose Your Own Adventure

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Mythyly Putcha

VP, Global Business and Technology Solutions

Zurich Insurance

Whether it comes from across the globe or down the street, the ever-looming threat of a ransomware attack is always in the back of the IT and security executive’s mind. Get your collaborative and creative juices flowing in this gamified choose your own adventure.

In this interactive session attendees will:

  • Collaborate to identify threat responses
  • Respond to choices and forces out of their control
  • Discuss pitfalls and best practices

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Breakout Session Hosted by Lakeside Software

Details coming soon.

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom Hosted by interos

Details coming soon.

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: Summer Parisi at summer.parisi@evanta.com

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

The CIO as the Leader of a Sustainable Enterprise

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Eddy Wagoner

Executive Director, Digital Chief Information Officer

JLL

Sustainability isn’t seen as going the extra mile anymore, it’s a company value now expected by customers and employees alike. Developing the right sustainability strategy can give organizations the competitive edge needed for long-term success. How are you leading your enterprise into a more sustainable and vibrant future?

Join this keynote as your peers discuss:

  • Keys to successful sustainability programs and the future of sustainability tech
  • Overcoming implementation challenges and defining the value of your investment
  • Collecting the right data to track and measure progress toward your net zero goals

4:20pm - 4:50pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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

Summer Parisi

Senior Program Manager

971-230-3540

summer.parisi@evanta.com