Dallas CIO Virtual Executive Summit

November 17, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm CST

November 17, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm CST

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Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Dallas CIO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Creating the digital future with intention

Leveraging IT influence for deeper business engagement and greater value creation

Getting ROI from a strong organizational culture

Co-Chairs

Mike Anderson

Schneider Electric
SVP, CIO & Digital Leader, North America

Ellen Barker

Texas Instruments
SVP & CIO

Nellson Burns

Daltile
VP of Information Services

Chandra Dhandapani

CBRE
Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Gregory Ericson

Essilor of America
SVP, CIO

Agenda


November 17, 2020

8:00am - 8:45am CST Virtual Summit Keynote

Performing in 2021 – Executing the New Normal

A paradigm shift has occurred in the last few months, positioning IT as agile superheroes. CIOs now must plan for a new wave of business expectations and quickly develop revenue generating innovations, while balancing employee workloads and resource capacity. In this keynote, CIOs will share how they intend to capitalize on their new position as a strategic business driver.

8:45am - 9:00am CST Break

9:00am - 10:00am CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Achieving an Effective Cloud Strategy

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Vishal Ganeriwala

VP, Product Marketing

Citrix Systems, Inc.

As companies evolve to keep pace with a digital world, successful cloud strategies elude many IT departments. Dealing with high operational costs and a talent shortage are just some of many reasons that cloud solutions are often a bigger undertaking than they first appear.

This session will focus on:

  • Discovering the right road map for your organization
  • Winning the business' trust during transition
  • Avoiding common pitfalls



9:00am - 10:00am CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

IT Strategy Shift – Pivoting with the Digital Customer


The spring pandemic only accelerated the growing trend of building out engaging digital experiences that meet your customers where they live. In this boardroom discussion, CIOs collaborate over new and innovative ways to connect digital-first consumers with the brands they follow. 

In this virtual boardroom discussion, CIOs will discuss:

  • Strategies to partner across the organization to drive digital offerings

  • How to identify and execute digital priorities

  • Best practices for implementing on an accelerated timeline


10:00am - 10:45am CST Virtual Summit Keynote

The Power of Digital Transformation to Drive Business Success

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Jay Chaudhry

CEO, Chairman & Founder

Zscaler

We all remember the time when IT matters stayed within IT. But with cloud, mobility, AI/machine learning, IoT/OT—all converging to make your organization smarter, more efficient, and more competitive—IT has become a boardroom issue. Today, IT innovators have the opportunity to take their place at the epicenter of the modern enterprise, delivering the agility, security, and user experience needed for digital transformation, thereby reducing business risk, increasing productivity, and cutting costs.

In this session, Zscaler CEO Jay Chaudhry will discuss:

  • “Owning the moment”: IT’s opportunity to accelerate secure digital transformation
  • Best practices for securing work-from-anywhere using Gartner’s secure access service edge (SASE) and zero trust network access (ZTNA) frameworks
  • What comes next: IT’s new role as strategic business enabler

10:45am - 11:00am CST Break

11:00am - 12:00pm CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

A Distributed Workforce – Moving into the Future

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Brian Elliott

VP

Slack

Necessity drove most organizations to rapidly (and successfully) deploy a remote workforce for the first time. For this success to outlast necessity, CIOs must be at the forefront of building strong culture, sustained productivity and mutual trust for the remote work of the future. 

 In this virtual boardroom, CIOs will discuss:

  • Best practices for sustaining productivity and addressing burnout in a virtual environment
  • Tools and partnerships to ease this technical and cultural transition
  • A vision for the next evolution of remote work – what companies can do to thrive today and win in the future

11:00am - 12:00pm CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Real Value of AI


Management boards and CIOs alike talk at length about the potential impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on business processes, proficiency and performance. This session aims beyond the AI hype to target real world results in the enterprise. 

Join your peers to discuss:  

  • Building AI awareness and capabilities to move from POCs to production 

  • Practical use cases that drive successful outcomes  

  • The right tools and suppliers for your business 


12:00pm - 12:45pm CST Virtual Summit Keynote

Accelerate Your Journey to AI

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Daniel Hernandez

VP, Offering Management

IBM

AI is the main ingredient to help you pivot quickly in today’s environment and ensure a successful digital transformation. To scale AI, you need to overcome the challenges of talent scarcity, data complexity and a lack of trust in AI systems.

In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • Common challenges businesses and government sectors face in their AI journey
  • Prescriptive approach to collect, organize, analyze, infuse AI, and modernize your data
  • Efficient information architectures (IA) for AI

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12:45pm - 1:15pm CST Networking

Community Discussion

 An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 

2:30pm - 4:00pm CST Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings


Meet virtually for 1-to-1 in-depth conversations with your colleagues


Conducting business virtually makes it more challenging to meet and network with like-minded peers, and now it’s become even more critical to collaborate with CIOs who are facing the same challenges.


This is an opportunity to meet 1-to-1 in a private, virtual setting with community peers directly after the Virtual Executive Summit.


  • Peer-to-Peer meetings are 25 minutes in length, giving you the chance for more personal interaction and in-depth conversation with your fellow CIO peers.

  • All conversations are private and will not be recorded

  • Meet up to 3 peers based on your shared interests or priorities


How to Participate 


Available if you sign up and select peer meetings prior to the summit. To join your meetings or download meeting calendar invites, please reference the instructions that were emailed to you from evanta@delegateselect.com.



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

Lucy Putnam

971-222-2398

lucy.putnam@evanta.com