Detroit CIO Executive Summit

November 14, 2018, The Cobo Center

November 14, 2018
The Cobo Center

Collaborate with your peers

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

Detroit CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Mamatha Chamarthi

ZF
SVP & Chief Digital Officer

Jamal Farhat

BorgWarner
VP & CIO

Richard Hook

Penske Corporation
SVP & CIO

Jeff Lemmer

Ford Motor Company
VP and CIO

Tony Lombardi

The Andersons
CIO

Randy Mott

General Motors Company
SVP Global IT & CIO

Agenda


November 13, 2018

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

Ties That Bind — Connecting Universities with the IT Industry

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Sharon Gaber, Ph.D.

President

The University of Toledo

The first female president in University of Toledo history stands at the intersection of technology’s dynamic present and promising future. Dr. Sharon Gaber sets a high bar for technology excellence while enabling the next generation of the IT workforce. In this keynote, Dr. Gaber draws from both sides of her unique perspective:

  • How she broke through barriers to become an impactful leader — and the traits that define superior leadership
  • How to transform culture through diversity, collaboration and research
  • The key drivers in a university-private sector partnership to cultivate future IT talent

November 14, 2018 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:00am  Opening Comments

Welcome to the 2018 Detroit CIO Executive Summit

Welcome to the 2018 Detroit CIO Executive Summit!

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Enabling Transformation Through Culture

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Jeff Lemmer

VP and CIO

Ford Motor Company

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Rekha Wunnava

Director, Global Manufacturing IT

Ford Motor Company

As a trailblazer in autonomous vehicles and mobility services, the IT engine at Ford Motor Company is driving a culture shift in the way people work together. Managing this evolution of company culture is integral in the massive transportation transformation on the not-too-distant horizon. Ford Global CIO Jeff Lemmer gives high-level insight on how-and-why IT took the lead in this cultural revolution, with IT Director of Global Manufacturing Rekha Wunnava providing the nuts and bolts of execution that recently fanned out corporate-wide. They’ll steer this keynote in the following directions:

  • How strategically establishing the right culture can enable transformation
  • What impact the culture shift is having on people, structure and how IT supports the business
  • Why culture change should come before organizational change

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

The War for IT Talent is Over

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Jim Livingston

VP, Talent Acquisition

Quicken Loans

Featured by ComputerWorld as the “Best Large IT Company to Work For” six years running, Quicken Loans has made deep advancements in the IT talent war. Join VP of Talent Acquisition Jim Livingston for a technology-centered conversation on how to attract, recruit and hire top, diverse IT talent. Livingston will challenge your thinking in the following areas:

  • Continuing to solve the talent equation through strategic and tactical initiatives
  • How to effectively and efficiently communicate between different business lines to match talent
  • Your company value proposition — how to differentiate yourself

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

The Next Wave of Enterprise Intelligence

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Michael Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board & CEO

MicroStrategy, Inc.

The intelligent enterprise is the ultimate data-driven organization. It harnesses traditionally counteractive forces – agility and governance, convenience and security, ease of use and enterprise functionality – to go beyond business intelligence and deliver transformative insights to every user, constituent and partner. Organizations that build this intelligent edge over competitors will be the dominant force of tomorrow. In this session, you’ll hear:

  • How to map out your organization into an intelligent enterprise
  • Best practices to build data analytics throughout the organization
  • Ecosystem solutions to help manage data securely but remain agile

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Redefining the Customer Journey

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Scott Bennett

CIO

International Automotive Components Group North America

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Daryl Dellinger

Regional CIO NAFTA

Continental Automotive

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Davide Ferina

CIO FCA - North America

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

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Milan Rao

President & Global Business Unit Head - Manufacturing and Telecommunications

Wipro Ltd

Digital Transformation has changed everything — for the better. As silos fall and new efficiencies rule, CIOs are re-thinking how to be more innovative and more disruptive. This Wipro-led boardroom takes the conversation beyond simply “doing digital” into reimagining the customer journey. A roundtable of your peers will discuss:

  • How to effectively transform the entire enterprise to meet digital demands and evolving customer expectations
  • How to deliver human-centric experiences at the intersection of strategy, design and technology

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:

Samantha Flaherty  |  971-717-6665

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Taking a Stand on Cybersecurity

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Bill McCreary

Vice President CIO/CTO

The University of Toledo

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Rachelle Putnam

Director, Information Technology

General Dynamics Land Systems

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. In this free-flowing discussion, join your CIO peers to discuss:

  • How to procure the right budget for the right tools to mitigate risk
  • Which high level strategies can ensure critical assets remain secure in the fast-moving digital age
  • How to communicate and educate to align the organization and resolve human vulnerability

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:

Samantha Flaherty  |  971-717-6665

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Driving Business Results through the Data Analytics Engine

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Steven Voikos

Senior Manager - IT : Data Analytics and Services

General Motors

Join Steven Voikos for a deep dive into how GM has built a predictive analytics platform to fuel business insights, including the surging market for mobility services and new transportation methods and models. In this session, Voikos will cover:

  • Data-crunching technologies that pair hyper-ingestion with accessible self-service to put information at the fingertips of GM employees
  • The speed with which a newly-formed team has fast tracked GM’s data and decisioning transformation
  • Milestones of the predictive analytics journey

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Disruption — the New Norm in Tech Transformation

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Chris Schmidt

Senior Director - ITO Solutioning

Stefanini

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Brice Garcia

VP, IT Infrastructure Solutions

Acosta, Inc

Transforming the workplace requires us to embrace disruption. Automation, AI, and Analytics are more than buzzwords, they're the tools to propel us forward. Stefanini’s Chris Schmidt will be joined by Brice Garcia from Acosta to provide:

  • A client project case study with measurable results
  • Best practices to help your team adopt new technologies and increase return on investment

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Becoming Agile and Staying Agile

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Phil Haar

IT Director - Strategy, Governance, Development, & Analytics

Guardian

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Diane Jones

Executive Director, Office of the VP/CIO - IT Administration

University of Michigan

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Regina Salazar

Regional CIO, GPO

Whirlpool Corporation

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Kamal Upreti

Head of Manufacturing

Tata Consultancy Services

Agile methodologies are an increasingly attractive way for organizations to accelerate the pace of innovation. Yet transitioning to new modes of work can create friction for existing employees, and success depends on buy-in across the organization. Join your peers in this round table discussion to consider:

  • For companies already operating in an agile dev-ops structure, what steps can take it to the next level?
  • What challenges have arisen in either transitioning to, or maximizing, agile methodologies?
  • Beyond theoretical benefits, how should an organization deal with the compromises of implementing agile?

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Driving Digital — Up-to-Speed and On Track

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Jamal Farhat

VP & CIO

BorgWarner

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Daren Hubbard

CIO & AVP

Wayne State University

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Anita Klopfenstein

CIO

Little Caesars

Caught up in the burgeoning demand to innovate at breakneck speed, how do CIOs deliver on time while keeping control of the IT enterprise? This boardroom session will address the challenges of fulfilling business needs in the driven digital age, including: 

  • How CIOs can maintain strategic influence over digital initiatives
  • How to create stronger partnerships within the business to stay on top of demand

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:

Samantha Flaherty  |  971-717-6665

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

November 14, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Lunch & Comments

Lunch Discussion Tables

Join your peers at designated tables during lunch to discuss a subject that interests you. Seating is first-come, first-serve.

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Enabling Secure IT Transformation to the Cloud

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Patrick Foxhoven

CIO & VP of Emerging Technologies

Zscaler

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Raman Mehta

CIO

Visteon

Patrick Foxhoven, CIO of Zscaler, leads a discussion on how cloud and mobility are forcing organizations to rethink their security and network architectures. Joined for a fireside chat by Visteon CIO Raman Mehta, they share:

  • How adoption of SaaS applications and the migration of internal applications to private clouds – such as Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud – are driving security transformation
  • Examples, lessons learned and best practices from one enterprise’s cloud transformation journey

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Diversity Champions — Women in IT Leadership

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Jennifer Charters

CIO

Flagstar Bank

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Rebecca Bray

President, Michigan Council of Women in Technology

CSO, Epitec

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Sonia Bhakkad

Freshman

University of Michigan

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Tamara Faber-Doty

Vice President, IT

Consumers Energy

Why do women make up only 25% of the technology workforce? Aiming well beyond the answer, the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation wants to make Michigan the No. 1 state for girls and women in technology. Rebecca Bray, Jennifer Charters and Tamara Faber-Doty — three champions for women in IT leadership — join college student Sonia Bhakkad for a results-oriented panel discussion:

  • Why is there still a gap for women in technology leadership?
  • What should IT leaders do in their organizations to close that gap?
  • How can we build a talent pipeline of women in technology in Michigan?

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Securing Endpoints with Analytics and a Proven Framework

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Pamela Dill

Sr. Security Advisor

HP Inc.

As the breadth of IoT technology expands, companies that overlook the importance of protecting their endpoint infrastructure are more vulnerable than ever to the next wave of hackers. What steps should your organization be taking to detect unknown threats and defend your critical endpoints? This session relies on real-world examples to examine:

  • How some of the most secure organizations are still lagging in security beyond the firewall
  • How to use data analytics and a proven framework to secure endpoint devices.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Cloud Exploration from the CIO Perch

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George Molchan

SVP & CIO

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

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Bonnie Smith

CIO

Lear Corporation

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Roger Valade

CTO

ProQuest

Whether you’re running an aggressive cloud-first strategy or committed to a hybrid solution, each CIO’s cloud journey is a relevant roadmap for peers at various stages of cloud migration.  This boardroom draws on your collective wisdom to discuss: 

  • What new business capabilities the cloud has unlocked, and where do you see untapped potential?
  • What successful strategies for navigating the cloud can lead to maximum agility, security, and new ways of doing business?

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:

Samantha Flaherty  |  971-717-6665

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Lessons for Implementing RPA at Scale

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John Hill

CIO & SVP, Business Planning

Carhartt

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Chet Chambers

VP, Chief Evangelist, Americas

UiPath

Organizations of all sizes are increasingly turning to Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to improve operational efficiency, productivity, quality and customer satisfaction. Maximizing these business results with RPA requires the ability to build automations at scale across the enterprise. Join your fellow CIOs in a roundtable discussion focused on:

  • Implementing RPA at scale
  • Realizing ROI with RPA through cost/risk avoidance and various improvements
  • Avoiding common mistakes when scaling RPA across the 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 CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact:

Samantha Flaherty  |  971-717-6665

November 14, 2018 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Pen Test Your Board Pitch — An Interactive Exercise

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Ruthanne Largent

CIO

Horizon Global Corporation

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Doug Wiescinski

Partner

Plante Moran

Pitching to the board is a skill that must be mastered. CIOs are tasked to use visuals, communicate business value and synthesize complex information in a way that makes sense. Join this interactive session to identify the holes in your board pitch—and improve them for the next time you’re in the hot seat. In this interactive session, you will work in a group to:

  • Create and deliver a board pitch
  • Receive real-time feedback on your pitch
  • Learn best practices and strategies for communicating with you board

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Robotic Process Automation at Work

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Vijoy Mathew

Executive Director, Application Portfolio Services & Enterprise Architecture

Consumers Energy

Automation doesn’t happen overnight — but powered by partnership to lay the right groundwork — it can feel like an overnight success. CMS Energy details its RPA implementation in three phases, from bake-off to evangelism to scaling. This session will cover:

  • Case studies in how different RPA deployments can improve efficiencies while cutting costs
  • What it takes to set up a successful RPA implementation, including key lessons learned
  • Addressing business components and education before moving to scalability

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Creating the Future of Enterprise Data

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Kevin Johnson

CIO

HoMedics

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Robert Montgomery

Vice Chancellor for IT/CIO

Oakland Community College

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Dan Rainey

CIO

Detroit Water & Sewerage Department

With endless tools and raw data at its disposal, a data-driven organization must have clearly defined priorities, sound governance and business alignment if there is any hope of imbuing their information with meaning. In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • How CIOs are leveraging data to drive business growth
  • What tools and strategies can create new opportunities for data engagement throughout the enterprise
  • Where organizations stand with data governance post-GDPR 

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:

Samantha Flaherty  |  971-717-6665

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

The Truth About Emerging Technologies

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John King

VP, IT & Innovation

Olympia Entertainment

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Tony Lombardi

CIO

The Andersons

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Annette Marcath

VP & CIO

Health Alliance Plan of Michigan

From AI to chatbots to AR and VR – the exciting realities of emerging technologies can also beget a swirl of CIO confusion. How do you wade through the noise to discover what really works — what is practical and scalable? Join this roundtable decision to get to the bottom of:

  • Success stories in the emerging technology space
  • What practical applications have had a real impact on business
  • What is next for the 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 CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact:

Samantha Flaherty | 971-717-6665

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:25pm  Keynote

Upward Mobility -- The CIO's Path Forward

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David Behen

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

La-Z-Boy

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John Hill

CIO & SVP, Business Planning

Carhartt

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Doug Wiescinski

Partner

Plante Moran

Have you heard the one about CIO standing for Career Is Over? La-Z-Boy CIO David Behen doesn’t buy it. Neither does John Hill, whose current responsibilities at Carhartt include SVP of Planning. Join two upwardly mobile technology leaders for a frank discussion on how to craft your career beyond the CIO sphere. Do you aspire to be a CEO? COO? What will it take to get there? Joined by moderator Doug Wiescinski, Behen and Hill detail the proactive steps they’re taking to blaze their path forward, including:

  • Why technology leaders — who touch every aspect of business — are uniquely positioned to lead the business
  • How to build the business competency and the gravitas to be considered for larger roles
  • How to seek out mentorship and what types of leaders to follow

4:25pm - 5:05pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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The Cobo Center

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

Samantha Flaherty

Program Manager

971-717-6665

samantha.flaherty@evanta.com