Dallas CIO Executive Summit

June 25, 2019 , Renaissance Dallas

June 25, 2019
Renaissance Dallas

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

Mike Anderson headshot

Mike Anderson

Schneider Electric
SVP, CIO & Digital Leader, North America

Ellen Barker headshot

Ellen Barker

Texas Instruments
SVP, CIO

Chris Boult headshot

Chris Boult

Chuck E. Cheese's
CIO

Nellson Burns headshot

Nellson Burns

Dal-Tile Group Inc.
VP of Information Services

Chandra Dhandapani headshot

Chandra Dhandapani

CBRE, Inc.
Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Gregory Ericson headshot

Gregory Ericson

Essilor of America
SVP, CIO

Ravi Malick headshot

Ravi Malick

Vistra Energy
SVP & CIO

Rajesh Nagarajan headshot

Rajesh Nagarajan

Celanese Corporation
VP & CIO

Agenda


June 25, 2019 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Executive Order — A Technology-Driven Business Strategy

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Carol Clements

Chief Information Officer

Pizza Hut U.S.

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Artie Starrs

President

Pizza Hut U.S.

Create product, initiate service — then bolt on the technology to make it all work. Scratch that outdated recipe. Today, digital capabilities are foundational ingredients to enable business growth. This keynote reveals how Pizza Hut has integrated technology into every element of its business strategy. Artie Starrs, President of Pizza Hut U.S., joins CIO Carol Clements to discuss this tightly-coupled IT/business partnership. They detail:

  • How to play offense with technology — building a digital mindset into every strategic initiative
  • How Pizza Hut has benefitted from executive leadership viewing opportunity through a technology lens
  • How to raise technology’s impact to measure up to heightened expectations

9:00am - 9:10am  Networking Break

9:10am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Intelligent Automation and Difference-Making Digital Enablers

Manoj Kumbhat headshot

Manoj Kumbhat

Global CIO

Kimberly-Clark

Whether your company growth strategy measures in the millions or billions, your effectiveness as a C-suite leader will be measured by a profound ability to execute the game plan. At Kimberly-Clark, digital transformation is the driving force and foundational enablers are the primary vehicle, as Manoj Kumbhat lays out in a session focused on:

  • Digital transformation’s crucial role in supply chain, marketing and growth strategy
  • Intelligent automation – robotics, machine learning and cognitive – as a key digital enabler
  • Talent needed to navigate the digital roadmap

9:10am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Enhancing Digital Capabilities — An Interactive Workshop

Mike Anderson headshot

Mike Anderson

SVP, CIO & Digital Leader, North America

Schneider Electric

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Steve McLaurin

CIO

Denbury

Acceleration isn’t just something you experience – it’s something you create. But even the fastest cars hit speed bumps that keep them from achieving peak performance. To seize the digital moment, CIOs must clear the road and open up the engine across the enterprise. In this workshop, you and your peers will strategize solutions to the three biggest barriers to digital excellence:

  • Digital Talent: How do you ensure you have the right skills, the right training, and the right leadership for the digital economy?
  • Operational Excellence: What can you as CIO do to reimagine the way your organization works – and overcome resistance to change at the process level?
  • Innovation Friction: How can you close the distance between what technology says is possible and what large organizations can execute?


9:10am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

The CIO’s Digital Playbook

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Zubair Faiz

Chief Information Officer

Healthcare Highways

Mark Overton headshot

Mark Overton

SVP & CIO

Greyhound

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Vince Chapa

SVP

Softtek

While many dread the very mention of technology’s catch-all “D” word, digital is here to stay as an infinitely flexible, adaptive way of doing business. This roundtable CIO discussion is a deep dive into the digital possibilities, including:

  • Specific examples of what digital thinking looks like in your business, and ways to refine your perspective
  • A mission statement for the Digital CIO, and what success means for the role’s future
  • Fundamental challenges to comprehensive digital strategy and how to overcome them

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: Lucy Putnam at 971-222-2398, or lucy.putnam@evanta.com.

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Executive Presence for Lasting Leadership

Chris Ulrich headshot

Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

Author & Thought Leader

Any given gesture - a nod, a point of the finger - unconsciously communicates powerful ideas and feelings that have tangible consequences. Top executives are generally proficient in their ability to interact with others, but the stakes are raised during high-level negotiations, reporting to the board, inspiring and empowering senior managers or dealing with tricky internal matters. Join body language expert Chris Ulrich as he shares:

  • Why every movement and action is magnified in high-level situations
  • Tools and techniques to build rapport quickly
  • How executives can communicate more effectively

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Technology and Marketing — True Digital Partnership

Wade Allen headshot

Wade Allen

SVP CDO/CIO

Brinker International

Chris Andrews headshot

Chris Andrews

Chief Information Officer

Smoothie King

Dave Reiseman headshot

Dave Reiseman

Chief Marketing Officer

Gold's Gym

Adam Zeitsiff headshot

Adam Zeitsiff

President & CEO

Gold's Gym

As technology leaders seek to expand their influence across the business, we’ve assembled a CIO/CMO panel to weigh-in on a vital C-suite partnership in the digital age. Moderated by former CIO – now Gold’s Gym CEO Adam Zeitsiff – our panel explores modern marketing and how the quest for the next gen experience creates new opportunities for technology and marketing synergy. Among the key talking points:

  • Marketing’s perspective on technology, technology leadership and effective partnership
  • The importance of aligning marketing and technology roadmaps – what success looks like
  • Data collaboration to drive the digital customer experience


10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Speeding Up the Digital Business with Content in the Cloud

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Chris Holm

CIO

The Perot Companies

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Niall Wall

SVP, Business Development & Channel

Box

Still encumbered by legacy business processes? Struggling to speed up onboarding, improve customer experience, and secure collaboration across the extended enterprise? Business processes need to keep up with the digitization of your enterprise. Join a group of your peers to discuss how to:

  • Identify opportunities for improving outdated processes
  • Unlock new customer experiences with digital practices
  • Empower your workplace with seamless business 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact: Lucy Putnam at 971-222-2398, or lucy.putnam@evanta.com.

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Mobile — Backbone of the Digital Business

Rusty Kennington headshot

Rusty Kennington

CIO

Corsicana Mattress Company

Neelu Sethi headshot

Neelu Sethi

Chief Information Officer

Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc.

Walter Wilinsky headshot

Walter Wilinsky

VP & CIO

DRS Technologies

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Douglas Wadkins

Vice President

T-Mobile for Business

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.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

June 25, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:45am - 1:00pm  Keynote

Enabling Secure IT Transformation to the Cloud

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Manoj Apte

Chief Strategy Officer

Zscaler

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Jairo Orea

CISO

Kimberly-Clark

Manoj Apte, chief strategy officer of Zscaler, leads a discussion on how cloud and mobility are forcing organizations to rethink their security and network architectures. Joined by Jairo Orea, CISO of Kimberly-Clark, listen in as they discuss:

  • · How adoption of SaaS applications and the migration of internal applications to private clouds are driving security transformation
  • · Examples, lessons learned and best practices from Kimberly-Clark's cloud transformation journey

1:00pm - 1:10pm  Networking Break

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Breakout Session

TG ‘AI’ Friday’s — Customer Experience Remixed

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Sherif Mityas

Chief Experience Officer and CIO

TGI Friday's, Inc

From CIO to “Chief Experience Officer,” Sherif Mityas is shaking up how TGI Friday’s blends technology into a truly differentiated customer experience. Mityas talks about this bold journey, from reorganizing work to putting artificial intelligence on the guest menu. He will cover:

  • The opportunities to connect the organization through customer and employee experience enabled by technology
  • TGI Friday’s AI efforts to create unique and personalized engagement, including a ‘Virtual Bartender’ rollout
  • The journey to becoming a customer-first, technology-forward organization, lessons learned and what comes next


1:10pm - 2:00pm  Breakout Session

Hone Your Executive Pitch — An Interactive Exercise

Chris Boult headshot

Chris Boult

CIO

Chuck E. Cheese's

Michelle Johnson headshot

Michelle Johnson

SVP, CIO

Freeman

Tammy Gilbert headshot

Tammy Gilbert

CIO, Corporate Technology Group

Fidelity

The un-siloed CIO must be a strategic business force — a corporate master in the art of winning support and influencing people. What is your go-to approach for getting CEO/executive and board buy-in for a challenging IT initiative? You’ll learn-by-doing in this interactive session on compelling and calculated influence. Join this tabletop exercise to:

  • Role play common IT scenarios by practicing your elevator pitch and listening as others make their case
  • Share real-time feedback across the table, moderated by CIO peers
  • Walk away with new tips and techniques in the art of executive persuasion


1:10pm - 2:00pm  Executive Boardroom

CIO Your Way Clear in the Cloud

Jessie Burgess headshot

Jessie Burgess

EVP and CIO

G6 Hospitality

Mark Overton headshot

Mark Overton

SVP & CIO

Greyhound

The cloud conversation never seems to fade — it just fans off into creative new strategies and solutions. Minus a “one-size-fits-all” answer, CIOs should come to this boardroom ready to assess which way the cloud is currently blowing. Join an insights-driven conversation on:

  • The pursuit of substantial ROI on your cloud initiatives
  • Lessons learned across the cloud spectrum, from cloud-native companies to hybrid adherents to cloud opportunists
  • What strategy and scale are the right fit for your organization now and into the future

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: Lucy Putnam at 971-222-2398, or lucy.putnam@evanta.com.

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Executive Boardroom

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

JP Hurtado headshot

JP Hurtado

CIO

Dave & Busters

Scott Lindblom headshot

Scott Lindblom

SVP & CIO

Michaels Stores, Inc.

Skip McDonald headshot

Skip McDonald

VP & CIO

Builders FirstSource

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: Lucy Putnam at 971-222-2398, or lucy.putnam@evanta.com.

June 25, 2019 - afternoon

2:00pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Join the Debate — Where IT Departments Go from Here

Nellson Burns headshot

Nellson Burns

VP of Information Services

Dal-Tile Group Inc.

Robert Walden headshot

Robert Walden

CIO

Epsilon

Diane Schwarz headshot

Diane Schwarz

SVP, Chief Digital and Information Officer

Hunt Oil

“Traditional IT is over.” That blunt statement from a prominent Dallas CIO launched a healthy debate on how IT fits in the evolving business enterprise over the next decade. How much control and governance should your IT department maintain over technology projects popping up throughout the organization? Does industry or company size change the argument? Get ready to leave your comfort zone as Robert Walden and Nellson Burns take sides on the ever-disrupted future of IT. Diane Schwarz moderates and everyone in the room is a player via the live polling app, Poll Everywhere.


2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

The Practical Advantages of AI-Infused Analytics

George Conklin headshot

George Conklin

SVP & CIO

CHRISTUS Health

Chandra Gundlapalli headshot

Chandra Gundlapalli

Global Managing Director

Charles Schwab

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Bob Rosen

Corporate Vice President, Information Technology

Arcosa Inc.

Unleashing an endless stream of corporate and consumer data — without strategic filters to define and govern its use — can be like pouring a precious resource down the drain. This boardroom cuts through the data noise to gain a better understanding of how a data-driven organization can take meaningful advantage of critical information. Come ready to share ideas about:

  • The practical side of using AI and machine learning to mine predictive analytics insights
  • Best practices for holistically building a data-first mindset into your entire organization
  • Standards for improving data governance to lay the right strategic foundation

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: Lucy Putnam at 971-222-2398, or lucy.putnam@evanta.com.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

From the CEO’s Desk — License to Innovate and Transform

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Curt Morgan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Vistra Energy

Ravi Malick headshot

Ravi Malick

SVP & CIO

Vistra Energy

Fueled by a Q2 ’18 merger with Dynegy Inc., Vistra Energy put its collective power toward integrating the best of two companies. That meant pushing new boundaries, embracing risk tolerance, operating lean and primed to scale. The license to lead this massive transformation came straight from the top —President and CEO Curt Morgan, who joins CIO Ravi Malick for a candid conversation that will cover:

  • How a strong CEO-CIO partnership can challenge convention and point the business forward
  • Where Vistra IT reorganized and made calculated technology bets to drive transformation
  • A CEO’s perspective on leadership and the necessary mindset to fully leverage technology’s promise

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Renaissance Dallas

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leader
National Sponsors

Dallas CIO Program Manager


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

Lucy Putnam

971-222-2398

lucy.putnam@evanta.com