Dallas CIO Executive Summit

May 18, 2022 | Marriott Allen Hotel and Convention Center

May 18, 2022
Marriott Allen Hotel and Convention Center

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Dallas'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:

Mastering the art of adaptability and becoming a strategic change agent

Empowering talent, mentoring the enterprise

Accelerating a data-first mindset to enhance customer experience

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

Sumit Anand

At Home
Chief Information Officer & Head of Strategy

Mike Anderson

Netskope
Chief Digital & Information Officer

Madhuri Andrews

Jacobs
EVP, Chief Digital and Information Officer

Paola Arbour

Tenet Health
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Nellson Burns

Daltile
VP of Information Services

Vipin Gupta

Toyota Financial Services
Chief Innovation and Digital 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 Dallas 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


May 17, 2022

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

Governing Body Private Dinner

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking.

May 18, 2022 - morning

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

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Creating a Company of Owners

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Daren Martin

Culture Architect and Best-Selling Author of "A Company of Owners"

Guest Speaker

Business leaders are always hunting for ways to squash culture killers, cultivate a fun business climate and boost employee relationships. In Dr. Daren Martin’s top-selling book, “A Company of Owners,” he provides a blueprint for business leaders to build a thriving culture and maximize employee engagement.

In this session, you will discover:

  • Tips for engagement to keep a high level of talent

  • The importance of having a BAM – Business Actionable Mantra!

  • Strategies to inspire cultural innovation and growth

9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Leaving a Legacy – Using Your Technology Knowledge for Good

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Nellson Burns

VP of Information Services

Daltile

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Nimesh Mehta

CIO

National Life Group

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Gertrude Van Horn

CIO

NCH

While CIOs spend most of their day as a technology leader, they also know there is more to life than the day job. The skillset of a CIO can be leveraged to give back to your local community. Join this session and learn how the skills of an IT leader can be used to create positive change.

This interactive session features panelists who will discuss:

  • Using your knowledge as an IT leader to make a mark on your local community

  • Getting involved in passion projects utilizing your unique skillset

  • Finding the time to give back in the limited capacity you have

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Shadow in the Darkness — Cyberdefense in a Changing Threat Landscape

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Aamir Lakhani

Global Security Strategist and Researcher

Fortinet

Cybercrime and cybercrime activities are not only increasing exponentially each year, but also easier to execute successfully. Complicated attack crime toolkits can be created or purchased easily, making sophisticated attacks more attainable. Furthermore, the changing geopolitical and economic landscapes have given State-sponsored threat attackers with unlimited resources to target NGOs and critical resources.

In this session we will examine:

  • Techniques, tools and deceptions threat actors use to bypass perimeter security, compromise cloud environments, and manipulate users

  • Methods cybercriminals use to cover tracks and stay hidden

  • Both cloud and on-premise strategies on how to protect your organization from motivated and sophisticated attackers

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Building a Transparent Hiring Process and Onboarding the Right Talent

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Chris Chilton

Head of Data Practice

Andela

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Heidi Cox

CIO

HKS

In a recent Glassdoor survey, 61% of new employees reported their role did not fit the expectations put forth during the interview process. With companies scrambling to fill headcount, CIOs should ask themselves if they are truly attracting the talent they are wishing to hire.

Join a conversation with your CIO peers and discuss:

  • Setting expectations straight from the job description
  • Leveraging the right skillsets when hiring
  • Diversifying the roles on your team

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 CxOs). To reserve your seat, please contact your Program Manager, Rob Wilson, at rob.wilson@evanta.com 

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

People-First Innovation and Transformation

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Mike Anderson

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Netskope

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Jon Summers

CIO, Technology & Operations

AT&T

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Mary Adams

Digital Transformation Officer

WalkMe

The most successful organizations drive value from their technology investment by considering a people-first approach to implementation. What are some best practices that peers can learn as they seek to accelerate digital innovation and transformation across user experience, employee and customer engagement, product adoption and beyond?

Join this boardroom to explore:

  • Leveraging emerging technologies to accelerate innovation

  • Breaking down silos across the business while enhancing the employee and customer journey

  • Technology enablement to drive IT as a strategic partner and revenue generator

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 your Program Manager, Rob Wilson at rob.wilson@evanta.com

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:20am - 10:45am  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.

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Growing Pains and Gains of Mergers & Acquisitions

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Brian Rook

CDO

Amentum

As the global economy is continuously influenced by social and political on-goings, many organizations have looked to grow through acquisition. IT systems can often be an afterthought during the acquisition process, but change can create a unique opportunity for the CIO to enable employees across the enterprise. Executed thoughtfully and successfully, IT-enabled business integration can unlock a whole new level of potential.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Leveraging IT’s leadership when executing mergers and acquisitions

  • Prioritizing capabilities through strategic analysis

  • Anticipating potential challenges and opportunities

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Discovering Neurodiverse Talent Potential in Technology

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Marcus Murph

Partner, CIO Advisory Practice Leader

KPMG

Today's CIO has a unique opportunity to unleash the potential of neurodiverse individuals within their organization to secure top talent, create a more diverse and rewarding workplace, and make a difference in the world. Widen your perspective with five conversations CIOs should be having about neurodiversity in technology.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Unlocking the unique skills and strengths of neurodiverse individuals

  • Aligning roles within your organization to those who are a good fit

  • Adapting the mindset in attracting, engaging, and interviewing neurodiverse talent

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Creating a Human Experience for the Customer Journey

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Renee Harwood

Retail Industry Principal

RingCentral

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Himanshu Parikh

Global CIO

Foot Locker

Two major priorities for CIOs are enabling employees to work more productively and improving the customer experience. Creating a holistic communications system around delivering positive experiences can achieve gains for both priorities. How can these changes support the kind of hyper-personalization and knowledge accumulation that delivers customer satisfaction at every step of the journey?

This session will address:

  • Developing a strategic communications system with the customer journey in mind
  • Creating customer experience synergies by blending capabilities like unified communications and contact centers
  • Real-world challenges and strategies 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 CIOs.

To reserve your seat, please contact your Program Manager Rob Wilson at rob.wilson@evanta.com 

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Weaving a Global Data Fabric to Advance AI

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Hemanth Manda

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Data & AI

IBM

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Todd Kackley

EVP & Chief Information Officer

Bell

Smart organizations are fueling their operations with the power of data and AI. Through integrated technologies, a data fabric architecture enables dynamic and intelligent data flows and orchestration across any enterprise to create a network of instantly available information, empower people to do higher-value work, and hyper-personalized digital experiences. However, only 2 of 10 firms have scaled their transformation and technology solutions.

Join this interactive roundtable to discuss:

  • Preparing your workforce for a data-first world
  • Improving business outcomes through data-driven decisions and innovation
  • How data and AI can deliver benefits to your organization today

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 your Program Manager Rob Wilson at rob.wilson@evanta.com 

11:30am - 11:40am  Break

May 18, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

Ambitions to Reality – Delivered Through Data

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Jason Jackson

CTO, Manufacturing

Kyndryl

Today’s CIO understands the roadblocks associated with AI implementation. The key to a successful AI strategy is reimagining the business model on how data management is implemented.

Join this session to discuss overcoming the data barrier to AI by:

  • Enhancing your data collection model and supporting insights
  • Finding the best leverage point for talent
  • Knowing data gravity effects by focusing on data sources, payloads, and destinations

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Let's Brainstorm! Solving the Talent Gap

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Paola Arbour

Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Tenet Health

Navigating the talent pool in a post-pandemic work environment has CIOs seeking out solutions to engage their teams and build up new talent. With employee expectations at an all-time high, CIOs are finding now is the time to get creative.

Join this interactive session with CIOs to debate and collaborate on building teams through various scenarios including:

  • Keeping the right people – thinking beyond just retention 

  • Mentoring a multigenerational workforce – creating operational excellence

  • Exploring employee potential – diversifying skill sets

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Data Analytics Begins with Metadata

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Stephen Manley

Chief Technology Officer

Druva

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Albert Uy

VP-Technology Architecture

MAXIMUS

Digital businesses create data sprawl - more data in more places. Extracting the business value from your data begins with metadata analytics, so you can understand what you have. Applying the right tools at the right time will help build the data empire the CIO needs to succeed in business today.

Join this discussion and discuss:

  • Thinking beyond the cloud for data management

  • Implementing the right technologies and scalable systems

  • Securing and protecting data through access management

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Set Up for Speed – Accelerate On-Strategy Delivery

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Matthew Zilli

Chief Revenue Officer

Planview

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Janya Kieffer

CIO

Austin Industries

Today’s rapidly changing business environment is creating a surge in digital initiatives that capture opportunities and protect against disruption. Now is the time for CIOs to prioritize resources that will accelerate delivery of strategy and value.   

In this session, join to discuss:   

  •  Fostering agile approaches enterprise-wide to eliminate disconnects 

  • Anticipating and planning for inevitable change by optimizing data and tools 

  • Gaining visibility for higher quality, faster portfolio decisions 

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 CxOs). To reserve your seat, please contact your Program Manager, Rob Wilson at rob.wilson@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Unintended Consequences of Transitioning to Cloud

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Roy Ritthaler

CPMO

Flexera

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Chris Holm

CIO

The Perot Companies

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Bob Rayes

CIO

Corgan Associates

Are you speeding down the cloud freeway with your eyes closed? As organizations accelerate their cloud journey, they unwittingly accrue technical debt that magnifies exponentially across the IT estate. How can you get control of cloud costs, contracts and commitments before your technical debt results in disaster?

Join this session to learn how to:

  • Improve visibility across your entire IT estate

  • Strengthen your procurement position with accurate usage data

  • Chart the most cost-effective course to digital transformation 

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 CxOs). To reserve your seat, please contact your Program Manager, Rob Wilson at rob.wilson@evanta.com

May 18, 2022 - afternoon

2:05pm - 2:35pm  Networking Break

2:10pm - 2:35pm  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.

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Supercharging Your EX and ITSM Strategy with AI & Automation

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Anthony Palladino

Chief Revenue Officer

AISERA

The next generation technology stack is continuously being shaped with AI & automation spearheading the transformation. Essential business-critical work is happening at the fringes with tools such as Slack and Microsoft Teams experiencing more than 250M daily users combined. As CIOs navigate the transition to a modern work OS stack, it is important to understand how to plan the automation journey with a modern AI service experience platform.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Challenges in delivering best-in-class EX 

  • Innovation at the fringes of ITSM - emergence of conversational AI 

  • Boosting employee productivity and engagement

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

The New Rules of Engagement in an All-Digital World

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Jeff Burlin

Director, Enterprise Innovation

Twilio

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Kim Mackenroth

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Textron

The ever-evolving landscape of new technologies is shifting the way humans interact with each other, the world and your brand. How can you continue to drive innovation and earn customer loyalty in light of these changes?

Join this discussion to discuss:

  •  Managing shifts in customer expectations

  • Earning customer loyalty in a changing landscape

  • Navigating challenges as technology evolves

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 CxOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact your Program Manager, Rob Wilson, at rob.wilson@evanta.com 

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Data Doesn’t Lose Itself

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Dennis Dayman

Resident CISO

Proofpoint

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Andrew Brock

EVP, CIO

Associa

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Larry Freed

CIO

Overhead Door

Your people are your most valuable asset, your greatest weakness, and your best defense. CIOs seeking to prevent data loss from malicious, negligent or compromised users can correlate content, behavior and threats for better insight and streamlined investigations.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Augmenting your data protection program with the right people and processes
  • Transforming your employees into effective data defenders
  • Managing insider threats and preventing data loss at the endpoint

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 CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact your Program Manager, Rob Wilson, at rob.wilson@evanta.com 

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:10pm  Keynote

Leading Locally, Influencing Globally

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Jennifer Hohman

Chief Information Officer & Vice President

Seadrill

CIOs are some of the most intelligent and influential people on the planet. Their understanding of business, economics and technology provides enormous opportunities to help influence their communities and industries. Jennifer Hohman, VP & CIO at Seadrill Americas does just that, using her intrinsic knowledge of value creation and problem solving to make a global impact on human rights and environmental citizenship.

Join this session, as Jennifer illustrates how CIOs can influence change by:

  • Applying common IT methodologies to solve global issues

  • Leveraging your knowledge and leadership to create solutions for the greater good

  • Shaping the way leaders overcome challenges using traditional IT approaches

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Allen Hotel and Convention Center at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 469-675-0800. Please mention Dallas Executive Summit to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $154 USD (plus tax) is April 29, 2022.

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

Rob Wilson

Program Manager

469-767-4610

rob.wilson@evanta.com