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

Edward 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

Next Level Networking — Governing Body Welcome Reception & Arcade Night

Ditch the office, but stay boss. Join the Chicago CIO Governing Body and invited guests for a night of old-school arcade games and classic tunes from the 80s — or grab some grub and hang with your C-level peers.

Oversized blazers and acid wash jeans welcome, but not required.

December 13, 2022 - morning

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

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

Challenging the Status Quo to Drive Change

Corrado Azzarita headshot

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

It's Time to Say Yes to Automation — 9 Ways Conversational AI Actually Delivers Value

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Bhavin Shah

CEO & Founder

Moveworks

Figuring out how to push strategic projects forward while keeping costs low is the number one challenge for businesses today. To drive change and deliver an exceptional employee experience, you need to automatically solve issues the moment they happen. 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:

  • Solves 4,000 support issues every month for Palo Alto Networks' flexible workforce
  • Enabled Hearst to bring together 360 subsidiaries with a single hub for support
  • Let LinkedIn onboard 1,000+ new hires by automatically resolving their requests

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

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

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Nitin Srivastava

Vice President Financial Services

Hitachi Vantara

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Shawkat Bhuiyan

Head of Technology Strategy & Architecture

Bank of Montreal

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Mark Forbes

CIO

PurposeBuilt Brands

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 three 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

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Paul Niser

CTO

Walton Street Capital

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Michael Parisi

VP CIO

ITW

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

Shifting the Conversation — Realistic Retention Strategies for Tech Leaders

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Amy Leschke-Kahle

VP Performance Acceleration, Marcus Buckingham

ADP

In today’s talent economy, developing and keeping talent is a critical need. Rather than relying solely on HR, technology leaders can lead a shift in retention conversations and build an environment that honors each person’s skills, helps them do their best work and gives them space to grow.

Join this session to discuss:

  • The framework and frequency of conversations to support growth and retention
  • How to evaluate business needs to place employees in positions to optimize their skills
  • The changing data and trends in employee retention

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Enterprise Cloud Modernization and Migration for Today’s Digital Business Priorities

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David Ruggiero

Cloud Advisory

Kyndryl Consult

While uptake of multi-cloud architecture has started to gain momentum, not all businesses are sufficiently prepared to implement cloud roadmaps due to migration and skills-related challenges. Many businesses are taking stock of their applications and developing a phased modernization roadmap to enable appropriate cloud decisions for the future’s increasingly complex hybrid enterprise infrastructure.

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • How to prioritize applications and data for modernization and migration
  • Strategic options for both modernization and migration initiatives to achieve key priorities
  • Balancing internal and external resources to drive success

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Creating a Secure, Compliance-First Hybrid Cloud Architecture

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David Kliemann

Cloud Risks & Controls Leader

IBM

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Rui Moreira

Chief Information & Digital Officer

Martin Brower

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Praveen Moturu

Vice President – Chief Enterprise Architect

Mars

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
  • Evaluate investment impacts to bottom-line and communicate to stakeholders

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

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Constantine Koulis

Director of Information Technology and Information Security

Masuda Funai

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Sunder Pappu

Vice President, Technology

The Inland Real Estate Group, LLC

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

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Naveed Husain

VP, WorldWide Vertical Industry Programs

RingCentral

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

Today's Workspaces — Security, Simplicity and User Experience

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Greg Michelini

CIO

Athletico Physical Therapy

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Rajeev Khanna

Chief Information Officer

Aon

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Thomas South

Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Northern Trust

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 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?

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

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

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Stephanie Moore

Senior Vice President Marketing

Softtek

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Eric Nelson

CIO, North America

The Kraft Heinz Company

Raj Sampoornam headshot

Raj Sampoornam

SVP & CIO

Byline Bank

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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Suresh Bellam

CTO

CVS

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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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Jeff Deakins

Director, IT Security (CISO) and Infrastructure

The Marmon Group

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Anuj Gaur

VP Global Information Technology

The Marmon Group

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

Leveraging Metrics and Insights to Improve Digital Experiences

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Marc Moesse

SVP Product Management

Lakeside Software

As employees depend on technology now more than ever before, current tools do not empower IT to efficiently support today’s modern, hybrid environment. A major gap exists between the level of digital experience employees need, and the one they’re actually getting. Where is this digital friction coming from and how can we address it?

Join this session to discuss:

  • The impact of digital employee experience on organizational productivity, downtime and turnover
  • How CIOs can better measure digital employee experience and track effectivity
  • How to proactively prioritize IT incidents and automate remediations at scale

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Rethinking Cyber Risk in a Time of Tech-Tonic Geopolitical Shifts

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Andrea Little Limbago

Vice President, Research and Analysis

Interos

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Chris Campbell

Chief Information Officer

DeVry University

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Lisa Dykstra

SVP & CIO

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

For decades, the confluence of globalization and digitization drove supply chains toward increasing complexity, optimization and insecurity. These physical and digital ties are now rapidly fracturing along geopolitical fault lines – bringing forth a new era of increased cyber risk.

Join this session of peers to discuss:

  • How tech-tonic shifts are reshaping cyber risk
  • The challenges and opportunities associated with said shifts
  • How to achieve greater residence during geopolitical uncertainty

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

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Cloud Promise Meets Cloud Reality

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Brian Becker

Vice President, Cloud Advisory Solutions

NTT Ltd

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Mohan Putcha

Global Vice President – Digital Transformation, Architecture & Product Strategy

Aon Corporation US

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Michele White

VP, IT & CIO

Lee Enterprises

Rapid adoption of cloud infrastructure has set in motion new concerns for the CIO. Cloud sometimes fails to deliver on promised cost savings and often leaves organizations exposed to unwelcome risk. CIOs must lead the charge to find the skillset necessary to plan, build and operate in a way that delivers on the cloud’s promise of business agility.

Join this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • Recalibrating when necessary for scale and price
  • Navigating unwelcome risk
  • Refocusing on the right observability and operational processes

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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Nancy Tuchman

Professor, Founding Dean of the School of Environmental Sustainability

Loyola University Chicago

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Edward 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 CIO Eddy Wagoner and Aquatic Ecologist Dr. Nancy Tuchman 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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  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-877-303-0104. Please mention Evanta CIO Executive Conference to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $179 USD (plus tax) is November 21, 2022.

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summer.parisi@evanta.com