Detroit CIO Executive Summit

June 6, 2019 | MGM Grand Detroit

June 6, 2019
MGM Grand Detroit

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

Richard Hook

Penske Corporation
EVP & CIO

Jeff Lemmer

Ford Motor Company
VP and CIO

Tony Lombardi

The Andersons
CIO

Raman Mehta

Visteon
CIO

Randy Mott

General Motors
SVP Global IT & CIO

Sangy Vatsa

Comerica Bank
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President

Agenda


June 5, 2019

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception - Detroit Tigers Game

The CIO Governing Body hosts this Welcome Reception at Comerica Park. We’ve reserved two adjoining suites to enjoy an evening of networking and baseball as the Detroit Tigers face the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10 p.m. – light appetizers, beer and wine provided. 

June 6, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II on Michigan’s Bright Technology Future

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Garlin Gilchrist II

Lieutenant Governor

State of Michigan

Less than six months after joining Governor Gretchen Whitmer's new administration, Detroit-native Garlin Gilchrist II reflects on his technology-driven journey to the Lieutenant Governor's office, which included groundbreaking work with Microsoft, the 2008 Obama campaign and the City of Detroit. A dedicated problem solver and public servant, Gilchrist kicks off the day with a look ahead at the State of Michigan’s technology future. 

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Creating New Customer Experiences Through the Internet of Things

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Regina Salazar

Vice President, GIS & CIO, Global Product Organization

Whirlpool Corporation

Before a connected customer ever programmed an oven with a smart phone or a voice command, Whirlpool’s IT and product organizations had to be innovating on the same wavelength. In this session, Regina Salazar reveals what’s cooking in the IoT-enabled home built for consumer convenience. Among the session’s key ingredients:

  • The cross functional collaboration needed to redefine customer experience through digital technology
  • The essential integration of IT and product organizations to create connected products
  • The challenges they have faced and the progress they have made over a three-year journey


9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Data & Analytics — Strategically Programmed to Perform

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Ken Atilgan

Director, Enterprise Data and Analytics

Volkswagen Group of America

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Scott Nigh

VP & CIO

Tower International

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Moe Gohary

CEO

Donyati Consulting

If your organization is far too “data rich and information poor,” this roundtable discussion will move you one essential hour closer to remediation. Join this peer forum on driving profitability and better decision-making through data and deep analytics. Among the critical areas this boardroom will cover:

  • Mining insightful predictive analytics to improve planning and forecasting
  • Ensuring stakeholders are using the right data to make the right decisions
  • Laying the strategic foundation for consistent, long-term data impact

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

Artificial Intelligence for the Enterprise

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Bill McCreary

Vice President CIO/CTO

The University of Toledo

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Cynthia Weaver

VP, Information Technology

Walbridge

Deep neural networks are bringing new capabilities to AI and creating smart systems that can outperform human labor at many tasks. These new systems bring business advantage to successful implementers, but success is not easy to come by. This session gives an opportunity for you and your peers to discuss:

  • The difference between AI hype and reality
  • Progress and challenges in implementing AI-based initiatives
  • How to achieve real business value through AI

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 Digital Through a Company Transformation

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Chris Bruman

Global Director, Enterprise Systems Services

Dow

Chris Bruman will provide insights into the digital transformation of Dow, a 122-year old company emerging from one of the largest and most historic mergers of its kind. Bruman will cover:

  • How M&A activities provided a unique opportunity to energize Dow’s transformation through digital 
  • How the strategic roadmap focused on employee experience, customer experience and delivering at the speed of business
  • How the transformation changed behaviors and rebuilt the corporate culture
  • How a dual horizons approach has honored foundational capabilities while inventive collaborations define the future


10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Strategies for Securing CIO-CISO Collaboration

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Phillip Bertolini

Deputy County Exec. & CIO

Oakland County

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Erik Wille

Head of Information Security

Penske Automotive

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Arun DeSouza

Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer

Nexteer

CIO Moderator Phil Bertolini is here to get to the bottom of what you truly want out of the CIO-CISO partnership, and how to better align micro and macro views on security threat and risk. A trusted panel of Detroit-based CISOs join Bertolini for a frank conversation about:

  • What CISOs want you to know and how CIOs can help – the keys to successful collaboration
  • What security-related issues keep CIOs up at night, and how your CISO can put those fears to rest
  • What is on the CISO’s radar – fresh perspectives on the cybersecurity landscape

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Aligning Cloud Strategy to Achieve Digital Transformation

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Kerry Flynn

CIO

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

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Timothy Heffron

Senior Vice President, HR & CIO

Meritor

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Jason LaScola

Enterprise IT Advisor & Member of the IBM Academy of Tech.

IBM

Today, companies have migrated only about 20% of their workloads to the Cloud. How are CIOs aligning their workloads to the right types of clouds and what are some of the challenges they are facing to move the rest? This session will explore:

· Ways to successfully design, implement and manage a multiple cloud operating environment
· Fostering digital transformation and a competitive advantage through cloud migration
· Effective strategies for managing multiple cloud vendors

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

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

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

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Jonathan Adlerstein

CIO

Plymouth Rock Energy

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Annette Marcath

VP & CIO

HAP

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Mark Orttung

CEO

Nexient

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 CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Samantha Flaherty  |  971-717-6665

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

June 6, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Content —The Overlooked Catalyst for Digital Transformation

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Jon Herstein

Chief Customer Officer

Box

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David White

CIO

Battelle

The digitization of content has opened opportunities for enterprises to collaborate internally and drive new experiences for their customers. But outdated architectures are standing in the way of business processes and their evolution in a digital age. Join Jon Herstein and David White as they share how to:

  • Approach content as a strategic asset
  • Discover new content management possibilities
  • Tackle fragmented content systems and outdated architectures


12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Elevating the Digital Agenda

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Sangy Vatsa

Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President

Comerica Bank

Not satisfied to simply have a digital thread running randomly throughout his organization, Sangy Vatsa intentionally cast Comerica’s digital agenda as a business-wide call-to-action by partnering with major stakeholders across the company. This session explores how they did it and the positive results they’ve enjoyed so far. Vatsa will cover:  

  • Key ingredients and necessary steps to elevate the digital agenda
  • A tech-business partnership construct that enables co-creation and out-of-the-box capabilities
  • Human capital management and culture-shift to achieve shared digital goals

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Mind the IT Talent Gap — Detroit as a Digital Hub

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Daren Hubbard

CIO & AVP

Wayne State University

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Rajat Jain

Director, IT

TriMas

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Keith E. Whitfield; Ph.D.

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Wayne State University

When sizing up demands of the digital future — can employees be adequately reskilled to keep pace, or must transformation wait on the next wave of advanced tech talent? Wayne State’s Provost, Dr. Keith Whitfield, leads a panel discussion on what it will take to position Detroit as a digital hub in the coming decade. The panel weighs in on:

  • Requirements for IT talent to match the rapid evolution of digital technology
  • Ingredients for a partnership between educators and enterprise IT leaders to create digital-ready talent
  • Initial results from Wayne State’s pilot program to incorporate professional IT curriculum into course work


1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

RPA and ROI – Automation’s Competitive Advantage

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Tamara Faber-Doty

Vice President - Information Technology

Consumers Energy

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Rachelle Putnam

Director, Information Technology

General Dynamics Land Systems

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Chet Chambers

VP, Chief Evangelist, Americas

UiPath

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is here to stay – gaining a foothold and transforming business performance around the world. In this boardroom, UiPath steers a peer exchange of the POCs and pilots generating RPA results in various industries. You will discuss:

  • The power of RPA, analytics and AI to reduce cost while raising quality and efficiency
  • Concrete examples of how automation is being successfully deployed across the enterprise
  • Employee engagement and overcoming barriers to realize RPA’s true potential

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

Content as a Catalyst for Rapid Digital Transformation

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Michael Paulin

Information Technology - Divisional CIO

AF Group

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Dan Rainey

CIO

Detroit Water & Sewerage Department

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David White

CIO

Battelle

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Jon Herstein

Chief Customer Officer

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 CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Samantha Flaherty  |  971-717-6665

June 6, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Autonomous Driving — Opportunities and Challenges

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Raman Mehta

CIO

Visteon

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Abhay Rai

VP of Product Marketing

Visteon

Raman Mehta, CIO for Visteon Corporation, leads an in-depth discussion on emerging trends of autonomous and connected vehicles — including the current shift toward driver monitoring and safety-focused use cases. Join Raman and Visteon colleague Abhay Rai as they explore:

  • The pressing infrastructure challenges in managing large amounts of data
  • The co-existence between cloud and edge computing for sensor fusion-related use cases
  • The role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in developing a smarter digital cockpit

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Next CIO Up — Developing Direct Reports

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David Behen

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

La-Z-Boy

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Marci Frederick

Senior IT Business Solutions Manager

The Andersons

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James McFarlane

Director, IT Business Services

La-Z-Boy

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Sandra Short

VP, IT Drivetrain Group

BorgWarner

A rock-solid CIO succession plan is only as good as your rising talent; polished and ready to assume the mantle. Moderated by La-Z-Boy CIO David Behen, this panel of up-and-coming direct reports weighs in on their aspirations and the skills they need to take that giant next step. Talking points include:

  • What life is like for a next-in-line direct report in the demanding digital ecosystem
  • Which development opportunities to focus on for professional growth
  •  How they’re working with the current CIO to ensure readiness for the role

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Revolutionizing Customer Experience with Digital Genius

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Tony Lombardi

CIO

The Andersons

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Arjay Patrick

Director, IT

Michigan Education Special Services Association

Data-driven insights pave the way to define and delight your customer like never before. Is your business taking full advantage? This boardroom aims to close the gap between the promise of a true 360-degree customer view, and what digital capabilities truly elevate customer experience. Come ready for a give-and-take with your peers on:

  • Getting to the nirvana of consolidated customer information
  • Using data and technology to build a better brand experience based on what your customers want and need
  • Considering a project vs. a product mentality

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 - 4:20pm  Keynote

Leading Innovation — How to Jumpstart Your Organization’s Growth Engine

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Jeff DeGraff, Ph.D.

Professor, Business Administration

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

"The amount of innovation a company produces is inversely related to the number of PowerPoint slides or elaborate process diagrams it makes about innovation.” — The DeGraff Hypothesis

Productivity is no longer enough. Leaders are finding the drive for growth is pushing strategic innovation initiatives down into operating units where management and staff lack the tools, culture and competencies to really make it happen. In this session organized around the Innovation Genome, CIO leaders will:

  • Learn a simple approach to recognize, develop and launch creative ideas into winning solutions that create value
  • Consider the importance of having diversity on teams for improved innovation thinking

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

MGM Grand Detroit

Your Community Partners


Keynote Sponsor
National Sponsors
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Detroit CIO Program Manager


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