Global CIO Executive Summit

August 22-24, 2018, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

August 22-24, 2018
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle the unique and specific challenges for CIOs with global responsibilities at the three-day Global CIO Executive Summit. Global CIOs engage in candid conversations, learn from each other and discuss challenges and solutions unique to global operations.

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

Global CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Suja Chandrasekaran headshot

Suja Chandrasekaran

Kimberly-Clark
CIO

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Dale Danilewitz

AmerisourceBergen
EVP & CIO

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Mike Martiny

General Mills, Inc.
CIO & VP, Global Business Solutions

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Don Wehrly

Marathon Petroleum Corporation
VP & CIO

Agenda


August 22, 2018 - wednesday

12:00pm - 4:00pmBreakout Session

4:00pm - 7:00pmNetworking Break

7:00pm - 9:00pmGoverning Body Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception

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Mike Martiny

CIO & VP, Global Business Solutions

General Mills, Inc.

The Governing Body invites attendees to kick off the Global CISO Executive Summit with a welcome reception featuring introductory remarks from Mike Martiny, VP, Global Bus. Solutions & CIO, General Mills, Inc.

August 23, 2018 - thursday

7:00am - 7:40amRegistration & Breakfast

7:40am - 7:50amOpening Comments

7:50am - 8:00amBreakaway Leadership Awards

Breakaway Leadership Awards Impact Finalists

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Dan Adam

CIO

Extreme Networks, Inc.

Kevin Gokey headshot

Kevin Gokey

VP & Global CIO

Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

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Thomas Phillips

CIO

Elavon Inc.

The Breakaway Leadership Awards honor global CIOs who drive exceptional impact, innovation and influence. This is one of the most coveted, anticipated and influential CIO leadership award programs of the year, made even more special because winners are selected by their peers.

8:00am - 8:30amKeynote

Relationships Are the New Operating System

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Keith Ferrazzi

Author "Never Eat Alone" & "Who's Got Your Back"

Being a CIO involves strategizing based on the big picture. But companies are only as strong as the connections between members, and it’s the CIO’s relationships that determine the future of the IT organization. New York Times bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi will share insights from his groundbreaking work with Fortune 1000 companies on human behavior change in the workplace.  The most progressive companies are developing their people to lead without authority by embracing “co-elevation” as a way of working.  By looking across our networks and committing to being of service to each other, CIOs can ensure long-term success for their organizations through the incredible power of connection.

9:00am - 9:30amNetworking Break

9:30am - 10:20amBreakout Session

Lessons of Precision Medicine – Tapping the True Potential of Data

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Matt Might

Director, Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute

UAB

When his young son developed a serious, undiagnosed disorder, Matt Might did what any parent would do – he looked for answers and a cure using every resource available. Armed with a background in computer science, Might developed an algorithm that allowed his son’s doctors to identify other similar cases and pinpoint the genetic cause of the disorder. He became a pioneer in the field of precision medicine, a data-driven approach to the personalized diagnosis and treatment of illness. In this unique session, Might shares his story and illuminates the ways in which every organization can yield more precise, effective results and solve an array of complex challenges by utilizing the data at their fingertips.

9:30am - 10:20amExecutive Boardroom

From Here to There - Creating the Future of Enterprise Data

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Karen Chamberlain

SVP/CIO

Western & Southern Financial Group

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Don Monk

VP and CIO, Technology and Solutions, Global Business Solutions

General Mills, Inc.

With endless tools and raw data at their fingertips, IT leaders parse a sea of potential for driving business growth. What the hype and promise often obscure is that leveraging data requires action driven by meaningful information, not simply lots of information. A data-driven organization must have clearly defined priorities, the right technological foundation, sound governance and business alignment if there is any hope of imbuing their information with meaning and putting the potential of data to work. In this discussion, executives examine the greatest challenges to taking the next steps on the data path and share best practices that have the biggest impact on driving analytics — and the business — forward.

9:30am - 10:20amExecutive Boardroom

Keep Your Technology Moving – Charging Ahead for the Evolving Enterprise

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Ryan Loy

SVP and CIO

EBSCO

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Michael Stoeckert

CTO

ProAssurance

The very word “digital” conjures images of greater efficiency, actionable and insight-rich data, superior customer connection, and agility. Given this cornucopia of promise, it is no wonder the word remains on the tip of every CIO’s tongue in 2018. But corralling this potential demands an overhaul of what your organization is and how it does business. From evolving your infrastructure and risk strategies to managing consumer needs and a new way of working, this session will help technology executives rethink the very nature of the enterprise in the age of digital.

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.

To reserve your seat, please contact:
Jordan Guess at  971-717-6668 or jordan.guess@evanta.com

10:20am - 10:50amNetworking Break

10:50am - 11:40amBreakout Session

A New Seat at the Digital Table

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Marc Hamer

Corp. VP, Global CIO & Chief Digital Officer

Sealed Air

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Angela Yochem

EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Novant Health, Inc.

If you’re like most CIOs, you’ve been living and breathing – or at least saying the word – digital a great deal recently. “Digital” is so pervasive that it seems nearly indistinguishable from business technology, yet increasingly, organizations are setting it apart under the purview of the chief digital officer. Just as digital capabilities created new opportunities and challenges for CIOs, the emergent CDO role suggests fresh collaboration, shifting organizational structure, and even a new career path for technology executives. This interactive panel of chief digital officers will explore these changes, their impact on the CIO role, the meaning of bringing digital to the heart of your business, and why it may (or may not) be distinct from your current technology organization.

10:50am - 11:40amExecutive Boardroom

The Business Possibility of Blockchain

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Yanni Charalambous

VP & CIO

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

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Martin Davis

EVP & CIO

Southern Company

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Jason McKay

CIO & VP Business Process

NAPEC

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Jaroslav Kacina

CEO

SophiaTX / Equidato Technologies AG

Blockchain presents an enormous opportunity for business-focused CIOs, but the depth of awareness around its potential remains fragmented at best – even at the executive level. Moving from hype-cycle concept to practical reality requires a deeper understanding of the technological possibilities, profound business impact, and long-term evolution of blockchain. Would-be disruptors and agile competitors are introducing new business models and ways of thinking, and to keep pace, CIOs need information. In this interactive session, leaders will lean into blockchain technology, sorting through the noise and embracing the impact blockchain is quickly going to have on the entire organization.

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.

To reserve your seat, please contact:
Jordan Guess at  971-717-6668 or jordan.guess@evanta.com

11:40am - 12:10pmNetworking Break

12:10pm - 12:50pmBreakaway Leadership Awards

Breakaway Leadership Awards Innovation Finalists

Radha Swaminathan headshot

Radha Swaminathan

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

American Water

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Mike Restuccia

VP & CIO

Penn Medicine

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Les Ottolenghi

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Caesars Entertainment

The Breakaway Leadership Awards honor global CIOs who drive exceptional impact, innovation and influence. This is one of the most coveted, anticipated and influential CIO leadership award programs of the year, made even more special because winners are selected by their peers.

Lunch is then served

12:50pm - 1:20pmKeynote

The Roadmap to Opportunity — Building the Digital Workforce

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Gerald Chertavian

CEO

Year Up

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Nasrin Rezai

Global Chief Information & Product Security Officer

General Electric Company

As GE reimagines the role of digital technology in its business processes, Global CISO Nasrin Rezai has supported in the transformation the Cybersecurity and IT functions into a key productivity and revenue driver supported by a digitally-fluent workforce that can access, analyze and create value from quality data. GE is building this workforce of the future through partnerships with organizations like Year Up, a nonprofit workforce development program that enables low-income young adults to earn careers in high-demand tech and finance roles. This conversation between Nasrin Rezai and Gerald Chertavian, founder and CEO of Year Up, will explore the trends shaping the nature of work in the digital age — as well as innovative solutions CIOs can implement to upskill and reskill their workforces throughout digital transformations.

1:20pm - 1:50pmNetworking Break

1:50pm - 2:40pmBreakout Session

Escaping Jurassic Park – Wyndham Hotel Group’s Transformational Journey

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Scott Strickland

CIO

Wyndham Hotel Group

Being the world’s largest hotel company doesn’t make Wyndham immune from competition. On the contrary, the hospitality industry is rife for disruption and lightning-quick change, and avoiding extinction requires not simply evolution, but true transformation. Scott Strickland and his team understood that their technology platforms were a key differentiator on this journey, a critical pillar that would allow them to navigate disruption and accelerate the incorporation of acquisitions. Through investment into standardized cloud platforms and strategic partnerships, Wyndham offers better experiences for guests, franchises and internal associates – not just surviving, but thriving. Strickland shares the lessons of transformation that can help you avoid becoming another exhibit in Jurassic Park.

1:50pm - 2:40pmExecutive Boardroom

Agile Operating Models in the Cloud

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Les Ottolenghi

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Caesars Entertainment

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Carol Poulsen

EVP & CIO

The Co-operators Group Limited

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John Trainor

VP & CIO

Aaron's, Inc.

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Mark Nolan

Regional Vice President, Enterprise Technology

Citrix

Technology has leveled the playing field, flooding an already-crowded marketplace with nimble, more agile competitors and driving a necessity to embrace new ideas. Moving to the cloud changes the game, but managing the sprawl of private, public, hybrid and multi-cloud while dealing with a diversity of vendors, services and standards can weigh your business down. Digital transformation requires aggregating, orchestrating and securing all these cloud services and transforming “new” and “innovative” from buzzwords into practical realities. Join this interactive discussion on how to drive an integrated cloud strategy in a time of disruption.

2:40pm - 3:00pmNetworking Break

3:00pm - 3:50pmBreakout Session

CIOs, Keeping it Real

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Mike Martiny

CIO & VP, Global Business Solutions

General Mills, Inc.

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David Shive

CIO

U.S. General Services Administration

It’s part of every interview: what was your biggest lesson learned? If you’re like most people, you’re ready with a clever story to obscure and bury your failures, or recast them as triumphs. It’s all well and good to say “fail fast and fail often,” but truly owning and embracing failure in the business world can result in reputational, material and professional loss. Yet CIOs are innovators at the vanguard of the new and unknown, and the freedom to fail is essential. In this session, it’s time to get real about failure and when "you got it wrong." Come prepared to share with candor the true stories of your biggest gaffes, snafus, and outright trainwrecks that help us all to grow and thrive in a competitive world.

3:00pm - 3:50pmBreakout Session

Inspiring Innovation and Driving Growth Starts with Culture

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Michael Smith

Chief Information Officer

The Estée Lauder Companies

Leading organizations that thrive often have one thing in common – a strong culture. Establishing a strong and unified culture helps employees align around a strategic vision, and pivot and evolve when needed. In this session, Michael Smith, Chief Information Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies, examines the approaches he's taken throughout his career to develop a culture that brings out the best in his teams and organizations inspiring breakthrough innovation and driving growth.

3:00pm - 3:50pmExecutive Boardroom

Secure Transformation – Avoiding Risk in ERP Applications

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Mike Restuccia

VP & CIO

Penn Medicine

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Christy Wheaton

CISO

Meritor

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Mariano Nunez

CEO & Co-Founder

Onapsis, Inc.

Digital transformation is not just a buzzword, but an outline of business and operational plans to integrate and prioritize the latest digital technologies. Unfortunately, security is often second priority or not even in the scope of the transformation project. Worse, many organizations have not identified a plan for how to secure their most critical ERP applications, like SAP and Oracle, which puts assets at risk. Join this session to discuss how to make security an enabler instead of a roadblock. Discover action items you can implement immediately to ensure that your organization’s critical ERP applications are secure and compliant. 


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.

To reserve your seat, please contact:
Jordan Guess at  971-717-6668 or jordan.guess@evanta.com

3:50pm - 4:10pmNetworking Break

4:10pm - 4:30pmBreakaway Leadership Awards

Breakaway Leadership Awards Influence Finalists

Nazmul Islam headshot

Nazmul Islam

CIO

UAB Department of Medicine

Charu Jain headshot

Charu Jain

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Alaska Air Group, Inc.

Mugunth Vaithylingam headshot

Mugunth Vaithylingam

CIO

College of Southern Nevada

The Breakaway Leadership Awards honor global CIOs who drive exceptional impact, innovation and influence. This is one of the most coveted, anticipated and influential CIO leadership award programs of the year, made even more special because winners are selected by their peers.

4:30pm - 5:00pmKeynote

Rewiring the Enterprise for Digital Business

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John Summers

VP & Chief Technology Officer

Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Enterprises look to their CIOs for digital business leadership, and fully digital enterprises need more agile IT platforms and processes. The delivery posture becomes mobile first, cloud first, SaaS first, and, most fundamentally, API based. John Summers will discuss the use of API design principles to enable high-performing, flexible, and secure digital businesses. He will highlight specific use cases in advanced analytics, IoT, connected cars, and blockchain that are operating at scale today.

5:00pm - 6:30pmNetworking Break

6:30pm - 7:00pmPrivate Reception

7:00pm - 8:15pmBreakaway Leadership Awards

8:15pm - 9:00pmKeynote

The Disruptor's Agenda -- Strategy for Breakthrough Growth

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Charlene Li

Social Media, Marketing & Leadership Expert, Author of Groundswell & Open Leadership

"Disrupt or Die” has been the rallying cry for decades, but we’ve gotten it wrong all this time. It’s breakthrough growth that creates disruption — not the other way around. To be on the right side of that disruption requires a growth strategy that aligns the entire organization, as well as having the right leadership and culture to execute that strategy. Transformations are never easy, and disruptors must walk the thin line between pushing the organization to be agile and change faster, while still enabling delivery on near-term objectives. Charlene Li will cover the three things you need to do to drive disruptive transformative growth in your organization.

August 24, 2018 - friday

7:30am - 8:15amOpening Comments

8:15am - 8:45amKeynote

Architecting Disruption — Technology’s Role in Business Transformation

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David Cass

CISO & Global Partner of Cloud Security Services

IBM

Today’s CIOs are architects of disruption for their businesses and are seeking answers to questions from “How do we start?” to “How do we get it done right now?” The growing complexities of AI, cloud and data are only making operationalizing transformation that much more difficult. David Cass will examine AI's role in helping businesses transform and the potential impact of AI being used for evil, as well as different approaches to the cloud journey. Join this session to learn from use cases that are achieving enterprise scale and helping businesses generate results.

8:45am - 9:15amNetworking Break

9:15am - 10:05amBreakout Session

Emerging Technology and the Public Cloud

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Judd Williams

CIO

NCAA

Judd Williams and his team at the NCAA are laser-focused on what’s next in the evolving world of technology and security. Williams will share the hurdles he faced in moving the NCAA to the Google public cloud, as well as the impacts it had on the organization as a whole. Learn about Williams’ quest to take emerging and innovative technology one step further, piloting machine learning and quantifying data analytics in the cloud. Gain insights into how the NCAA has simplified across the business by addressing today’s needs with tomorrow’s technology.

9:15am - 10:05amBreakout Session

Sports, Concerts, Festivals, Facilities – The IT Glue Behind It All

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Bill Martin

CIO

AEG Worldwide

The breadth of what AEG Worldwide does as a business – sports, concerts and festivals, facilities management – presents daunting challenges and amazing opportunities for the IT function.  CIO Bill Martin shares how his “digital services” team is bringing enterprise grade to a company that stills prides itself on being very entrepreneurial.  He explains how IT keeps AEG’s vast portfolio of independent businesses connected as it transitions to an all-cloud approach and shutters its data center.  Bill will also discuss the implementation of cutting-edge technologies at many of the hundreds of venues designed to increase consumer engagement.

10:10am - 10:40amNetworking Break

Closing Reflections & Networking

This interactive forum gives CIOs and their peers the chance to close out two days of networking, leadership development, and best practices. What was your most meaningful Global experience? What topics resonated most strongly for you and your organization? Join to reflect on these key takeaways and lessons learned with connections that last a career – and beyond.

10:40am - 11:00amClosing Reception & Prize Drawing

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Jordan Guess

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