Detroit CIO Executive Summit

November 13, 2019 | The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

November 13, 2019
The Westin Book Cadillac 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
Chief Information Officer

Raman Mehta

Visteon Corporation
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Randy Mott

General Motors
SVP Global IT & CIO

Sangy Vatsa

Comerica
EVP & CIO

Agenda


November 12, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Welcome Reception — Casino Night

The Governing Body of Detroit 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 Westin Book Cadillac will feature table games, prizes, food and drinks to kickoff our fall “By CIOs, For CIOs” executive gathering.

November 13, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:00am  Opening Comments

8:00am - 8:40am  Keynote

Executive Presence for Lasting Leadership

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

Author & Thought Leader

Any given gesture - a nod, a point of the finger - unconsciously communicates powerful ideas and feelings that have tangible consequences. Top executives are generally proficient in their ability to interact with others, but the stakes are raised during high-level negotiations, reporting to the board, inspiring and empowering senior managers or dealing with tricky internal matters. Join body language expert Chris Ulrich as he shares:

  • Why every movement and action is magnified in high-level situations
  • Tools and techniques to build rapport quickly
  • How executives can communicate more effectively


8:40am - 9:10am  Networking Break

9:10am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Delivering IT Value for Business Transformation

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Bonnie Smith

CIO

Lear Corporation

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Jane Sydlowski

President

Michigan Council of Women in Technology

When it comes to accelerating IT to enable the business, Agile might be the easy answer, but this interactive session digs a little deeper. Bonnie Smith and Jane Sydlowski will discuss how technology leaders should anticipate what the business needs over time and what it means to get into “proactive partner mode.” Come ready to listen and react to their points-of-view on: 

  • How everyone in IT is a business relationship manager — instilling the right mindset
  • How to improve quality and speed to meet demand — delivering the right results 
  • How to set control buffers around citizen development — ensuring the right partnership 

9:10am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Digital Transformation — The Unsung Heros

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Tony Lombardi

Chief Information Officer

The Andersons

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Dan Rainey

CIO

Detroit Water & Sewerage Department

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Michael Porter

Managing Principal, Strategic Advisor Team

Perficient

Transforming your organization’s digital channels requires more than just an updated mobile app or website. The heavy lifting occurs in orienting your company and enhancing key systems to advance the pace of change. This peer-to-peer discussion will focus on topics that can be overlooked, such as:

  • How integration and data enhancements lead to a 90% success rate in enabling transformation
  • How CIOs can develop skills and leadership to prepare their organizations to cope with the pace of change
  • How to enhance your team’s ability to get new capabilities to market faster, including the roles of an agile approach

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: Samantha Flaherty at 971-717-6665, or samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

9:10am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Tracking the Next Phase of Enterprise Mobility

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Daren Hubbard

CIO & AVP

Wayne State University

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Cynthia Weaver

VP, Information Technology

Walbridge

Like most things in the digital business, mobility has radically changed. High-speed network capabilities will usher in an era of “tech-to-tech” mobility, allowing savvy CIOs to harness deeper value from IoT and other next-gen, smart technology. Join this conversation to discuss:

  • The most critical aspects of a robust mobile strategy that is both foundational and flexible
  • Leveraging mobility to drive innovation and capture value at scale
  • Building security and compliance into your mobile program without sacrificing 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact: Samantha Flaherty at 971-717-6665, or samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Lead with Speed!

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Richard Hook

EVP & CIO

Penske Corporation

Having recently raced beyond 10 years with Penske, nearly five as CIO, summit co-chair Richard Hook lifts the hood on what makes the technology engine spin throughout the diversified transportation services pace-setter. Hook talks about new innovations across various platforms, while offering leadership-related insights on:

  • Creating a winning culture
  • Connecting with the business
  • Learning at every stop – reflections on his career journey


10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Integrated Decisions in the Enterprise

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Moe Gohary

CEO

Donyati Consulting

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Jeff Strohschein

Global Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Argo Group

Two months after relocating Donyati HQ to Detroit to work in closer proximity with many enterprise clients, CEO Moe Gohary is here to share recent barrier-breaking experiences in business and technology. These breakthroughs are enabling management teams to make more impactful decisions with their enterprise data. In this session, Gohary details:

  • Real industry examples of how companies are working to avoid competitive disruption
  • Lessons in how to improve enterprise performance
  • Ways to implement a better decision-making framework – allowing companies to make effective data-driven decisions

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

AI and Machine Learning — Building a Business Case

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John Hill

CIO & SVP, Business Planning

Carhartt

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William Isaacs

CIO

Detroit Medical Center

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: Samantha Flaherty at 971-717-6665, or samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

RPA — Automation’s Golden Age

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Daryl Dellinger

Regional CIO NAFTA

Continental Automotive

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Raman Mehta

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Visteon Corporation

Toss out the manual on redundancies in the business process; RPA is automating its way to greater efficiencies and a brighter bottom line. This CIO session is a mix of RPA advocates, early adopters and outside observers — joining forces to learn from each other and explore:

  • How peers have deployed Robotic Process Automation— what has worked and what needs work
  • How to measure the return on investment for automated processes
  • How to overcome human barriers — such as employee engagement ­and leadership buy-in — to realize the full potential of RPA

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: Samantha Flaherty at 971-717-6665, or samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

November 13, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 11:50am  Networking Break

11:50am - 12:30pm  Lunch & Comments

12:30pm - 1:00pm  Keynote

Winning Your Future Workforce

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Cara Capretta

Vice President, HCM Business Transformation Practice

Oracle

Technology is changing the way we work, the type of people we need to hire and the way we capture their interest in joining and staying with our organizations. Cara Capretta explores roles of the future and how to assemble and build a workforce with the right skill sets. Join Capretta as she unpacks how to:

  • Embrace new jobs that emerge from AI and digital assistants in the workforce
  • Reinvent internal mobility through capability mapping, quick service learning and gig assignments
  • Make work more collaborative and focused on human experiences


1:00pm - 1:30pm  Networking Break

November 13, 2019 - afternoon

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Breakout Session

Demand Management — From Project to Value

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Jeff Lemmer

VP and CIO

Ford Motor Company

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Angela Johnson

Principal Architect

Ford

A two-letter switch from “project” to “product” has revolutionized the way Ford Motor Company rolls. Tying together demand management, agile teams and a profound culture shift, Ford is now strategically aligned to drive quantifiable value through enterprise-wide decisions. CIO Jeff Lemmer and Principal Architect Angela Johnson share views on what it means to “optimize for the enterprise,” including:

  • How product-based teams speed up value iteration – allowing quick investment pivots
  • How to set the mindset, and measure results, around business value creation
  • How to ensure culture is addressed through organization change management


1:30pm - 2:20pm  Breakout Session

Group Activity — How to ‘Sell’ Technology to Decision Makers

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Jeff Small

Chief Information Officer

Great Lakes Water Authority

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Angela Stevenson

IT Manager, Administrative Services

Great Lakes Water Authority

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Bryon Wood

IT Manager, Enterprise Asset Management Systems

Great Lakes Water Authority

Decision makers are increasingly putting pressure on their IT organizations to provide and defend solid business cases before a project is funded. As an IT leader, how well-versed are you at providing value-based justification, anticipating questions and ultimately convincing decision makers to move your IT project forward? During this group activity session participants will:

  • Discuss strategies for developing business cases for IT projects
  • Learn approaches for influencing action at the decision-maker level
  • Work together to prepare, present and defend value-based procurement justifications
  • Hear from peers on how they “sell” their IT projects to decision-makers


1:30pm - 2:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Finding Meaning from Next-Level Data

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Jonathan Adlerstein

CIO

Plymouth Rock Energy

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Annette Marcath

VP & CIO

HAP

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 systematic approach to next-level data management

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: Samantha Flaherty at 971-717-6665, or samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Executive Boardroom

At Your Service — Connecting with the Digital Consumer

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Chris Bruman

Global Director, Enterprise Systems Services

The Dow Chemical Company

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Diane Jones

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

University of Michigan

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: Samantha Flaherty at 971-717-6665, or samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

2:20pm - 2:40pm  Networking Break

2:40pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Agility in the Face of Change

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Dennis Hodges

CIO

Inteva Products LLC

Whether you’re the one driving change or it’s forced upon you — a steady hand and quick reaction time can make all the difference. Dennis Hodges’ IT organization altered the course of a rapid divestiture with quick, cost-effective measures that slashed projected capital spend by 90 percent. In this session, Hodges details how they utilized a multi-tenant cloud architecture to:

  • Investigate and bring in emerging technology assets without adding infrastructure
  • Leverage expertise outside the organization to make improvements
  • React to rapid changes in the market with cost-effective solutions


2:40pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Improvise Your Way to Being a More Effective Leader

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

Author & Thought Leader

Nothing in life follows a ready-made script. The most dynamic leaders use improvisation skills to become powerful communicators, selfless listeners, acute observers and agile attractors of teamwork and collaboration. Join this engaging and interactive session with body language expert, Chris Ulrich. You’ll learn:

  • Tested improvisation techniques and structured improv games to create open and powerful communication.
  • Tools to break through self-imposed limitations — decreasing critical self judgement or fear of failure that can undermine success.
  • Tips for transcending knowledge and experience — becoming comfortable thriving in the uncertainty of the moment to achieve results.

2:40pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Digital Business Is Risky Business

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Kelly Knepley

CIO

DexKo Global

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Rachelle Putnam

Director, Information Technology

General Dynamics Land Systems

With cybercriminals 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

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: Samantha Flaherty at 971-717-6665, or samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

3:30pm - 3:50pm  Networking Break

3:50pm - 3:55pm  Closing Comments

3:55pm - 4:25pm  Keynote

No Rest for the Driven — A Michigan Success Story

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Kurt L. Darrow

Chairman, President and CEO

La-Z-Boy

Closing in on a century of bringing comfort and style to homes around the world, La-Z-Boy stands tall as an iconic global brand with deep Michigan roots. After 16 years in the big chair, Chairman, President and CEO Kurt Darrow tilts the company forward into the next decade of opportunity. In this keynote, the visionary architect behind a retail transformation goes inside La-Z-Boy’s Live Life Comfortably cover story – revealing the leadership and innovation required to reinvent a marketplace leader.

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

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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