Dallas CIO Executive Summit

November 6, 2019 | Hyatt Regency Dallas

November 6, 2019
Hyatt Regency 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

Schneider Electric
SVP, CIO & Digital Leader, North America

Ellen Barker

Texas Instruments
SVP, CIO

Chris Boult

Chuck E. Cheese's
CIO

Nellson Burns

Dal-Tile Group Inc.
VP of Information Services

Chandra Dhandapani

CBRE
Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Gregory Ericson

Essilor of America
SVP, CIO

Ravi Malick

Vistra Energy
SVP & CIO

Rajesh Nagarajan

Celanese
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Agenda


November 5, 2019

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception — Casino Night

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

November 6, 2019 - morning

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

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:10am  Keynote

Living Life at Performance Level

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Curtis Zimmerman

Best-selling author, "Life at Performance Level"

Curtis Zimmerman

Curtis Zimmerman’s award-winning keynote “Living Life at Performance Level” is an interactive, empowering experience that will inspire you with heart-level stories, real business takeaways and real tools you can start using today. Without understanding how the script in your head impacts your thoughts, your relationships and your work, your efforts will fall flat. Curtis’ message guides you to reach “performance level” in new ways—this presentation is about real life, not theory. Get ready to have fun, get inspired, make new friends, and reclaim the starring role in your life.


9:10am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:20am  Breakout Session

A Customer-Focused 2020 Global Vision

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Gregory Ericson

SVP, CIO

Essilor of America

Seeing his way clear through a complex world of digital integrations, Greg Ericson views his CIO mission through a simple lens: How do we make it easier for our customers to do business with us? This session explores how an industry leader is leveraging data insights, RPA and AI to digitally enhance the entire consumer experience. Ericson will discuss:

  • Horizontal and vertical integration focused on the consumer journey
  • Successful case studies and the partnerships that magnify execution
  • Digitization and business integration efforts that can be scaled globally

9:30am - 10:20am  Breakout Session

Interactive Session — Improving the IT-Business Relationship

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Jim Ashley

SVP, Information Services & CIO

Ben E. Keith

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Rusty Kennington

CIO

Corsicana Mattress Company

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Bryan Tutor

VP & CIO

Elbit Systems of America

When it comes to your IT department’s relationship with the business – do you view yourselves as order takers or rain makers? You’ll address this key question, and many others, as our team of CIO moderators leads you through an interactive group discussion on how to improve the IT-business relationship. You’ll share ideas and explore new ways to reduce friction, make a strong first impression and carry forward IT’s lasting impact.

9:30am - 10:20am  Executive Boardroom

Aligning and Implementing Cloud Strategies to Power Digital Transformation

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Chris Boult

CIO

Chuck E. Cheese's

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Chris Holm

CIO

The Perot Companies

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Andrew Bailey

Hybrid Cloud Services Sales and Solution Executive

IBM

Organizations today have migrated only about 20 percent of their workloads to the cloud. CIOs are charged with aligning mission-critical tasks to the right types of cloud environments and determining how to clear cloud-adoption hurdles, including meeting compliance and resiliency requirements and achieving cultural buy-in. This interactive session explores:

  • • How to successfully design, implement and manage a multiple-cloud operating environment
  • • How to foster digital transformation and create a competitive advantage through cloud migration
  • • How to adopt and accelerate a culture of agile innovation that leverages AI and cloud

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

9:30am - 10:20am  Executive Boardroom

Accelerating Business Transformation through IT Modernization

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Mark Overton

SVP & CIO

Greyhound

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Mark Stone

CIO

The Texas A&M University System

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Chris Hughes

Digital General Manager, Consumer & Retail

DXC Technology

If IT departments aren’t evolving and adapting technology at the pace required by the business, they’re running behind. CIOs must lead the charge to enable game-changing insights by laying an agile digital foundation. This roundtable discussion will explore:

  • Every CIO is focused on enabling their organization to move faster than the competition. What organizational, cultural and technological changes are needed?
  • Making change stick at scale often proves elusive. How do you overcome this?
  • How can you build a business case for IT modernization at scale?

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.

10:20am - 10:40am  Networking Break

10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Strategy Session — Next Level CIO

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Sumit Anand

Chief Strategy Officer & CIO

At Home Group, Inc.

Having just added Chief Strategy Officer to his CIO responsibilities, Sumit Anand tees up his approach to delivering more than expected IT value. This session explores what comes next for CIOs who have the desire, capacity and power to “unleash something bigger” for the organization, as Sumit puts it. He’ll encourage audience participation on answering the question “Why can’t we?” in the following areas:

  • Channel relevant data and technology tools to uncover hidden value throughout the organization
  • Balance EQ with IQ to have more influence as a strategic business partner
  • Provide a compelling IT story to the C-Suite on a quarterly basis


10:40am - 11:30am  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 4.0TM 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

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Building a Roadmap to Guide Your Digital Journey

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Sunil Dudi

CIO, VP of Information Technology

Forterra, Inc.

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Michele Rodgers

Chief Information Officer

Exeter Finance

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Bob Rosen

Vice President, Information Technology

Arcosa Inc.

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Bradly Anderson

Senior Executive Consultant

ServiceNow

Digital Transformation is already a tired buzzword, but CIOs are living it and are looking to hone their strategies and speed up implementation. Join this interactive roundtable session to discuss:

  • What key components should go into your digital journey blueprint
  • Going beyond IT services to cross-functional workflow automation on a single platform and shared data model
  • What a digital journey maturity model looks like (including velocity, experience and intelligence

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

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

The Shifting Winds of the Cloud

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Jessie Burgess

EVP and CIO

G6 Hospitality

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Heidi Dial

CIO

HKS

Hailed as the most transformative force in IT since the dawn of the digital age, cloud-based operating models promise to optimize cost and increase agility. But it falls to the CIO to fulfill this promise. Learn from your peers to uncover:

  • How to proactively manage your cloud shift
  • Ways to optimize existing infrastructure with a hybrid-cloud
  • Where to leverage a multi-cloud model

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.

November 6, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 11:50am  Networking Break

11:50am - 12:30pm  Lunch & Comments

12:30pm - 1:00pm  Keynote

Achieve 100% Analytics Adoption with a New Class of Enterprise Intelligence

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Michael Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board & CEO

MicroStrategy

Despite having access to a wealth of data, enterprises still struggle to effectively deliver trusted insights to the entire workforce—preventing them from realizing the full value of their data investments. Overcoming this challenge takes pervasive adoption of trusted analytics. This session will cover:

  • Mastering the next wave of Enterprise Intelligence with zero-click analytics
  • Empowering your workforce to get more from tools they use, every day
  • Using mobile productivity apps to impact every business role and function

1:00pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Moving Agile Beyond IT to Deliver Business Agility

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Mike Anderson

SVP, CIO & Digital Leader, North America

Schneider Electric

Agile is often viewed as something that “IT does,” but to truly achieve business agility, we must apply agile and lean principles across our companies, which requires us to think cross-functionally and break down traditional organization boundaries. As an IT leader, you are the best person to drive this type of transformation. Join this session to learn how to lead this change in your company, including examples and lessons learned on the following:

  • Being Agile vs. Doing Agile
  • Organization design and alignment
  • Funding models and value realization
  • Benefits of undertaking an “Agile Movement”


1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Liberating Data to Transform the Business — a Conversation with Esat Sezer

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Esat Sezer

Former Global CIO

The Coca-Cola Company & Whirlpool Corporation

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Daren Thayne

CTO

Domo

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 Esat Sezer, former Global CIO for Coca-Cola Enterprises and the Whirpool Corporation, and Daren Thayne, Chief Technology Officer for Domo, Inc. will provide guidance for developing cultural, technological, and data strategies that deliver a measurable competitive advantage.


1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

AI and Machine Learning — Building a Business Case

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Ebele Kemery

Global Head of Business Technology Optimization

JPMorgan Chase

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Steve McLaurin

CIO

Denbury

As more enterprises test-and-commit to AI and machine learning-based solutions, many CIOs sit poised to wade into the emerging waters — often weighed down by questions. Who is successfully deploying AI? What progress and what challenges have they seen so far? Join this session for a peer-to-peer exchange of perspectives, including:

  • Finding opportunities to use AI and ML in the modern enterprise
  • Sorting out AI hype versus reality when searching for valid solutions 
  • Building a business case for AI and ML implementations

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.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

At Your Service — Connecting with the Digital Consumer

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Nellson Burns

VP of Information Services

Dal-Tile Group Inc.

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JP Hurtado

CIO

Dave & Busters

For many organizations, the digital ecosystem begins with the customer. To capture maximum value, CIOs must ensure that the consumer experience is seamless – creating the right channels for connection and utilizing the right data to innovate products or services. In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • The expectations of the digital-first customer
  • The CIO’s role in product development and design in a digital economy
  • How to evolve a data-centric approach to consumer insight and foster new business opportunities 

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

November 6, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Redefining Customer Experience through Technology Excellence

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Kim Mackenroth

VP & CIO

Textron

As customer paradigms continuously shift, every industry and company must adapt to diminish disruption. While at Textron Aviation, Textron VP & CIO Kim Mackenroth positioned the IT organization to be a key driver in the company’s customer-facing business strategy. In this session, Mackenroth details how a high performing technology team can prompt the creation of exciting new customer experiences by:

  • Shifting strategy to an “outside-in” point of view
  • Operating with a business-first mindset — Technology is the business
  • Living the customer experience

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Next-Level Data – Finding Meaning and Value

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Brandon Brown

Vice President & CIO

Laredo Petroleum

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Sonia Khosla

Sr. Director, Data & Analytics

Tenet Healthcare

With massive amounts of data at their disposal, organizations continually look for ways to find true meaning – and value – in all the data. This boardroom discussion takes a holistic approach to data management and fostering a data-first mindset, covering:

  • Tips for implementing solid data strategies, and how CIOs can help the business exploit and safeguard data
  • Methods for creating a culture of clear data ownership, including meeting internal and external compliance requirements
  • Approaches for creating a shared cross-functional vision and spreading awareness among end users to fully embrace data capabilities

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.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Digital Business Is Risky Business

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Christy Preen

CISO

Tenet Healthcare

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Robert Walden

CIO

Epsilon

With cyber criminals operating as digital pioneers on a global scale, boards have taken a deep interest in digital risk management and expect full CIO engagement. This cyber intrusion requires a structured program of resilience, flexibility and accountability.  In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • Tactics to engage all stakeholders in digital risk management
  • Proven methods to prioritize security investments
  • How to build risk management into strategic decisions

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:45pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

CEO’s Window to World-Class Performance

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Bob Sulentic

President & Chief Executive Officer

CBRE

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Chandra Dhandapani

Chief Digital & Technology Officer

CBRE

CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, is laser-focused on building a world-class enterprise. Growth-enabling data and digital initiatives are integral to its strategy. In this keynote/fireside chat, President & CEO Bob Sulentic joins Chief Digital & Technology Officer Chandra Dhandapani for a leadership discussion on what it means to be world class, and how data and technology can help an organization achieve higher aspirations.

4:15pm - 4:55pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Dallas

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Dallas CIO Program Manager


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

Lucy Putnam

Senior Program Manager

971-222-2398

lucy.putnam@gartner.com