Dallas CIO Executive Summit

May 31, 2018 | Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

May 31, 2018
Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Dallas 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

Dallas CIO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Co-Chairs

Ellen Barker

Texas Instruments
SVP, CIO

Nellson Burns

DalTile
VP, IT

Suja Chandrasekaran

Kimberly-Clark
CIO

Chandra Dhandapani

CBRE, Inc.
Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Gregory Ericson

Essilor of America
SVP, CIO

Maya Leibman

American Airlines
SVP, Technology & CIO

Rajesh Nagarajan

Celanese Corporation
VP & CIO

Bob Pischke

Lehigh Hanson
VP, IT

Agenda


May 30, 2018

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Keynote

Laugh Out Loud Leadership With Panic Squad

Andrew Bright headshot

Andrew Bright

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Elijah Tadema headshot

Elijah Tadema

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Today’s executive leaders must move quickly, navigate change nimbly and lead in unknown territory. Sounds a lot like improv comedy! Join this side-splitting keynote by The Panic Squad, which has taken its unique brand of humor across the continent for hundreds of non-profits, businesses and Fortune 500 corporations. Chief improv officers Andrew Bright and Elijah Tadema will open our event with an interactive performance that explores, impacts and elevates through creativity, collaboration and laughter.



May 31, 2018 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Progressing the Business Through IT Partnership

Jo-ann Olsovsky headshot

Jo-ann Olsovsky

EVP & CIO

Salesforce

The ever-changing customer demands drive the need for better technology in the workplace. This brings a shift to IT's role. CIOs are now changing focus from maintaining operations to fostering strategic business partnerships to ensure speedy delivery of new technology. What does a successful CIO strategy for business empowerment look like? Join this opening keynote presentation where Jo-ann Olsovsky shares her journey to business empowerment and partnership at Salesforce.



7:50am - 8:00am  Keynote

Laugh Out Loud Leadership

Andrew Bright headshot

Andrew Bright

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Elijah Tadema headshot

Elijah Tadema

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Panic Squad joins us for a ten-minute mini-keynote on Laugh Out Loud Leadership!

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Everything is Changing — an IT Transformation

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Michael Carper

CIO

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.

Moving is a stressful task, especially when replacing and moving every element of technology to the cloud. Michael Carper leads this major global technology transformation project. When complete, the company may be the world's largest retailer that does not own and operate a data center, as it will be fully cloud-based and out-sourced (on-shore and off-shore.) Carper shares this transformation story and the journey of being "all-in" the cloud.  


9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Field of Dreams

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Mike Bullock

VP, IT

Texas Rangers

Katie Morgan headshot

Katie Morgan

Director, Business Analytics

Texas Rangers

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Todd Slavinsky

Director, Baseball Analytics

Texas Rangers

Imagine planning a state of the art ballpark with future technological capabilities that may not yet exist. That is what the Texas Rangers will bring to Dallas in 2020. Join this session to hear how to they will build a technology field of dreams. 

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

IT's Changing Role in a Consumerized World

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Sanjay Agrawal

Group Chief Information Officer

The Weir Group PLC

Scott Lindblom headshot

Scott Lindblom

SVP & CIO

Michaels Stores, Inc.

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Anthony Albano

Solutions Architect

Dropbox

An explosion of new, specialized productivity tools has forced organizations to reevaluate the way they define the IT stack. As users optimize for ease of use, modern IT organizations need to drive digital transformation forward and allow employees to customize their workflows. Join this discussion to share and learn best practices for enabling user choice and supporting a more enlightened way of working.


9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Emerging Technologies — Are you Ready?

Nellson Burns headshot

Nellson Burns

VP, IT

DalTile

Michelle Johnson headshot

Michelle Johnson

SVP, CIO

Freeman

Mark Overton headshot

Mark Overton

SVP & CIO

Greyhound

Bob Pischke headshot

Bob Pischke

VP, IT

Lehigh Hanson

Matt Rosen headshot

Matt Rosen

CEO

Allata

Emerging technologies and transformational initiatives are like waves crashing on a shore, with more coming every day. Everyone talks about “transformation,” but what is true transformation of business models? How do CIOs keep their own houses in order to be prepared to leverage the next generation of transformational technology and solve current issues? Join this executive discussion to explore emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, virtual reality and IoT. Evaluate different new technologies and discuss how and when to invest in — and incorporate them into — the current and future technology stack.  


9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Multifaceted Multi-factor—A CIO/CISO Perspective

Ravi Malick headshot

Ravi Malick

SVP & CIO

Vistra Energy

Paul Reyes headshot

Paul Reyes

CISO & VP, Infrastructure and Security Services

Vistra Energy

As passwords become an increasingly popular target for attackers, organizations are challenged to protect in new ways. But what happens when security gets in the way of business? Ravi Malick and Paul Reyes know well the challenges of driving organization-wide multi-factor authentication. In fact, they failed their first try. In this session, they share lessons learned from their first attempt at implementing multi-factor authentication. They explain the tools used for successful password protection, and the necessary steps for gaining business buy-in.


10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Changing With Purpose

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Steve Betts

SVP & CIO

Health Care Service Corporation

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Dan Priest

Partner

PwC Strategy&

Though every business finds itself in a time of flux, perhaps no industry feels the pressures of constant change more acutely than health care. Given the high stakes for his customers and business partners, Steve Betts understood that keeping pace with tech-driven transformation had to be more than just a phrase and a strategy. Betts focused on the “why” of change as much as the “how,” imbuing HCSC’s transformation with meaning and creating a deeper, more lasting impact on his organization. In this session, Betts will share insights gained and lessons learned on the road to purposeful transformation.  


10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Creative Destruction — Redefining the CIO

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Chris Boult

CIO

CEC Entertainment

Michael Carper headshot

Michael Carper

CIO

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.

Robert Walden headshot

Robert Walden

CIO

Epsilon

Srini Rajamani headshot

Srini Rajamani

VP & Global Head - Consumer Packaged Goods Industries

Wipro Technologies

Every organization wants to be digital and innovative, but to deliver on these ambitions, they must execute initiatives that have clear business goals, a game plan for roadblocks and a transformative vision. In a world of emerging technologies that have not yet been fully optimized, how can a CIO justify investments to the business? Now is the time for CIOs to introduce “creative destruction,” dismantling the old and constructing the new. Join this discussion to explore how CIOs can reimagine IT and chart a path to measuring investments not by ROI, but by ROB — return on business.


10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

A CIO’s Guide to Automation-First Thinking

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Joe Brenner

CIO

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.

Patrick Skelton headshot

Patrick Skelton

VP, IT

Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.

Rajeev Tyagi headshot

Rajeev Tyagi

COO, US & Canada

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. Forward-looking organizations that take an “Automation First” approach fundamentally rethink existing operations, business processes and functions to achieve results that go far beyond mere efficiency. In this session, CIOs will discuss how to develop a culture and mindset of intelligent automation that expands possibilities and enables a truly transformational approach to operational strategy.


11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

May 31, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Diversity in Technology Leadership

Roberto Arrocha headshot

Roberto Arrocha

CIO

DAVACO, Inc.

Suja Chandrasekaran headshot

Suja Chandrasekaran

CIO

Kimberly-Clark

Chandra Dhandapani headshot

Chandra Dhandapani

Chief Digital & Technology Officer

CBRE, Inc.

Ellen Barker headshot

Ellen Barker

SVP, CIO

Texas Instruments

Picture a leader. Who do you see? People who consistently see leaders who fit one profile will be more likely to notice leaders who fit that same profile in the future. Even today, when asked to depict a leader, an overwhelming number draw someone that looks like them or perhaps leaders that dominates that field. As companies are making efforts toward diversity and inclusion, they must put more diverse people in leadership positions. This panel features prominent people in technology and leadership roles, illuminates their diverse perspectives and offers thoughts on promoting inclusion.


12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Benchmark This! An Interactive Experience

Jessie Burgess headshot

Jessie Burgess

EVP, CIO

G6 Hospitality

Tony Caesar headshot

Tony Caesar

CIO

PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.

What is digital transformation? One thing is certain – it’s one of the hottest topics for Dallas CIOs. Digital transformation means something different for every organization, but CIOs are united in seeking to leverage the disruptive power of new technologies in their industries. One of the best ways to check your assumptions on any business initiative is to know where you stand among your peers and allow them to challenge your assumptions. This interactive session is a chance to baseline your digital transformation and explore context around the metrics.

Participants should take the benchmarking assessment prior to attending. Attendance is limited. Please contact: Brian Greig, Program Manager at 971-717-6681, or brian.greig@evanta.com with any questions.

Please complete the online assessment for Benchmark This! here.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Tailoring Your Team – Strategic Rightsizing

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Jon Murphy

Global Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President

Ocwen Financial Corporation

Today’s CISOs have a tall order. They must prevent attacks, defend vulnerabilities and evolve security to keep pace with new technology – all on a tight budget. It’s a popular request to do more with less. One way to achieve this? Tailor your team.

In this session, Jon Murphy shares insight on how he helped one organization reduce its headcount by 35 percent to make the business smarter and faster. Through smart rightsizing, Murphy was able refocus IT and redefine job descriptions to drive strategic improvements. For Murphy, it’s all about having the right people in the right seats.


1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Robotics — Your New Revenue Generator

Christopher Holm headshot

Christopher Holm

CIO

The Perot Companies

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Amy Evins

CIO

Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc.

The robots are here, but there’s no need to fear. Future technology potential is rich in robotic process automation, (RPA), AI and rich analytics. Companies can use these technologies to save time, eliminate error and generate revenue, but what’s the best way to get started? Join this executive boardroom session to share ideas and best practices on how to leverage RPA and AI to achieve big things with little disruption to employees.


May 31, 2018 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:10pm  Breakout Session

Preparing Your Team for Digital Transformation

Gregory Ericson headshot

Gregory Ericson

SVP, CIO

Essilor of America

Digital transformation is on every CIO’s mind and has become a ubiquitous initiative on most organization’s agendas. Preparing your team for a digital transformation journey begins with innovation and creativity and a definite buy-in from all stakeholders. Join Gregory Ericson from Essilor, a company that has received worldwide recognition for innovation, as he discusses the roadmap that can introduce your team to breakthrough thinking, guide you to stay laser focused, augment talent, bridge your teams and keep everyone on board.  


2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Driving and Improving the Customer Experience

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Larry Freed

CIO

Overhead Door Corporation

If the old adage, “the customer is always right” holds water, then why don't organizations leverage customer's opinions more in data strategies? With digital transformation on the horizon for so many companies, it makes sense to utilize such a powerful source of knowledge when deciding what technology to incorporate into a business’s best use of data. In this session, learn what digital transformation means to both the business and the customer, and how to best harness the impact customers have on shaping digital transformation and data utilization.


2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

The Future of Cybersecurity

Relle Howard headshot

Relle Howard

CIO

Trinity Industries, Inc.

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Steve McLaurin

CIO

Denbury Resources Inc.

Today’s cyber threat landscape is one of unprecedented complexity – and risk. Malicious actors are more persistent than ever, and the modern perimeter is only becoming harder to define. Across the cloud and across the enterprise, what high-level strategies should today’s CIO leaders embrace to ensure their organizations’ critical assets stay secure? Join your peers to share best practices in cybersecurity, ranging from staffing to communication strategies to key technologies.


3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

The Innovation Cycle

Tim Wu headshot

Tim Wu

Columbia Law School Professor, Author of "The Attention Merchants"

Cycles of innovation, openness, consolidation and monopolization. What stage of the cycle is your industry in? Tim Wu is one of the most influential commentators on the tech industry and the future of America's information economy. In this keynote presentation, Wu illustrates the innovation cycle as it pertains to some of the most important technologies of the last century, including the telephone, radio, and television, while giving perspective on the evolution of the internet, its associated business and the rise and fall of information empires.



4:20pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

Laugh Out Loud Leadership

Andrew Bright headshot

Andrew Bright

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Elijah Tadema headshot

Elijah Tadema

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Panic Squad closes out our day with a mini-keynote on Laugh Out Loud Leadership! 

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

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Dallas CIO Program Manager


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

Brian Greig

Senior Program Director

971-717-6681

brian.greig@evanta.com