Global CIO Executive Summit

April 10-11, 2018 | Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

April 10-11, 2018
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

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.


Suja Chandrasekaran

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Peter Logothetis

Allstate Insurance Company
SVP & Group CIO

Mike Martiny

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

Don Wehrly

Marathon Petroleum Corporation


10:30am - 11:00am  Registration & Opening Reception

11:00am - 11:45am  Lunch & Comments

11:45am - 12:29pm  Keynote

Rev Up Your Business With Digital Acceleration

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Suja Chandrasekaran


Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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Jim Crawford


Kaiser Permanente

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Anthony Deighton



CIOs live at the intersection of business growth – where the digital customer meets the digital enterprise. To reach external customers in new ways and deliver delightful experiences, companies must develop new and effective digital commerce channels. Efficiencies abound when you apply digital principles to the internal functions of supply chain management, research and development, and manufacturing. The result? Genuine IT innovation – the lifeblood of the digital business. In this session, learn how to use the rapidly shifting digital environment as a fast track to business advantage.

12:30pm - 1:30pm  Social Hour

Leading the Digital Business – Partner Perspectives

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Peter Logothetis

SVP & Group CIO

Allstate Insurance Company

For over a decade this community has grown to become the largest of its kind in North America. It was built on the foundation of one basic truth: collaboration is the key to our mutual success. This session will provide CIOs rapid-fire perspectives as seen through the lens of each of our invited partners. You will very quickly learn how their solutions enable the world’s best organizations to deliver on this year’s conference theme — Leading the Digital Business.

1:30pm - 2:00pm  Networking Break

2:00pm - 3:15pm  Executive Boardroom

Charting Your Course in the Age of Digitalization

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Dr. Curtis A. Carver Jr.

VP for IT and CIO

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Prasanna Gopalakrishnan

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Boston Private Bank & Trust

Today, there are more connected customers, automated processes, analytics and digital endeavors than ever. Companies understand that the IT function can fuel the digitalization of the enterprise. But how do you exploit all sources of data and technology while providing new value-producing opportunities? With the digitization of products and services and stiff competition in the marketplace, how can you stay on the cutting edge of strategy and innovation? How do you prioritize your digital investments? Take part in this session and navigate the digital world within your industry.

2:00pm - 3:15pm  Executive Boardroom

Innovation Management — Getting From Idea to Action

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Ellen Barker


Texas Instruments Incorporated

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Laura Tibodeau


Americas Styrenics

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Clay Moore

Vice President of Customer Success

Jama Software

Product innovation is the lifeblood of all companies. In support of this truth, CIOs have implemented countless systems and metrics intended to track and optimize their products. Indeed, PLM, ALM and ERP systems provide leaders numerous key metrics into the health of the product lineup. The phases from concept to prototype, however, are still mainly managed in Word doc and Excel spreadsheets — arguably where innovation is created and captured. In this session, you and your peers will develop metrics that track this “fuzzy” front end of the product-development process, providing leaders key insights into the health and status of their innovation pipeline.

2:00pm - 3:15pm  Executive Boardroom

The Talent and Skills Challenge

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Joseph Cevetello


City of Santa Monica

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Bill Martin


AEG Worldwide

The challenge of addressing the widening IT skills gap is one of the most pressing, yet nebulous, facing enterprise organizations today. With the range of potentially valuable skill sets as diffuse and varied as tomorrow’s potentially vital technologies, it is a complicated problem that demands a creative response from leadership. Join this engaging discussion to explore the necessity of education (STEM, liberal arts or internships) for underrepresented communities, the power of diversity to refresh and redirect traditional mindsets, and the strategies for organization-wide engagement available to CIOs who are passionate about truly defining – and closing – the skills gap.

3:15pm - 6:00pm  Networking Break

6:00pm - 6:30pm  Private Reception

6:30pm - 7:10pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

7:10pm - 7:29pm  Interactive Session

Improv Leadership - Laugh and Learn

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Andrew Bright


Panic Squad Improv Comedy

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Elijah Tadema


Panic Squad Improv Comedy


7:30pm - 8:30pm  Keynote

CIO-CISO Collaboration – True Peers and Partners

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Tim Callahan

SVP & Global Chief Security Officer


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Julia Davis



The most productive CIO-CISO partnerships are built on trust and flourish when the relationship is embraced throughout the organization. In this session, Aflac’s CIO Julia Davis and CISO Tim Callahan will share how they continue to drive toward the optimal CIO-CISO partnership. Learn about the steps Davis took to hire a global security officer who also would be a true peer. Listen in as Davis and Callahan discuss how they wove together two interdependent roles to achieve the ultimate goal of a strong CIO-CISO partnership and how it benefited Aflac.

7:15am - 8:00am  Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 8:15am  Interactive Session

Improv Leadership - Laugh and Learn

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Andrew Bright


Panic Squad Improv Comedy

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Elijah Tadema


Panic Squad Improv Comedy


8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Welcome to the Solution Room – A CIO Workshop

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Yanni Charalambous


Occidental Petroleum Corporation

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Mike Martiny

CIO & VP, Global Business Solutions

General Mills, Inc.

What if, every time you had a business problem, you had a room full of CIOs to bounce ideas off of, get advice from and hone solutions with? Welcome to that moment. Bring your trickiest, most troublesome dilemma to the table and get ready for an organic, revelatory experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to candidly discuss their biggest challenges, exchange ideas and uncover peer-tested answers in this CIO-moderated workshop session. The results promise to be nothing short of powerful.

9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Drones in the Disaster Zone — Transforming the Customer Experience

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Ron Guerrier


Farmers Insurance Group

Natural disasters strike every year, but Farmers Insurance keeps finding more sophisticated ways to respond, allowing it to deliver superior customer service and expedite its claim processes. Through a Shark Tank-style innovation lab, Farmers engineered and deployed drones that can map what condition a roof is in, down to the centimeter. Join Ron Guerrier as he explains how with the use of technology Farmers was able to assist their customers through a very active and turbulent 2017. From Irma in Florida to Harvey in Texas, to wildfires in California, Farmers did a thing or two because they have digitized a thing or two. Listen in as Guerrier shares Farmers two-year journey using drones, virtual reality and other devices to enhance the customer experience.

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

The Future of Work – Meeting the Demands of Digital

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Jeff Schultz

Vice President, Portfolio and Industries


The future of work continues to evolve, and every day that future is brought closer by the accelerating business demands of digital transformation, emerging cultural norms and the capabilities of new technologies and innovations. Digitally-enabled businesses must strive to be more global and work outside their normal bounds. The session will explore the growing demand for transparency and less hierarchy in the workplace alongside the advent of real-time communications tools. Hear use cases from firms that are on the leading edge of implementing more data-driven decision making, AI-enabled processes and new models for information security.

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

The Innovative Traditional Company : Transformation

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Carol Poulsen


The Co-operators Group Limited

 Session details pending. 

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Cloud Security ‒ Adopt Zero Trust and Put Asset-Level Safeguards in Place

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Robert Morison

Author & Lead Faculty for the International Institute for Analytics

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John Summers

VP & Chief Technology Officer

Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Information systems security is intended to protect assets that matter – data, applications, devices and users. But current cybersecurity approaches often focus on networks and perimeters that are permeable, and detecting cyberattacks by analyzing network traffic is like finding a needle in a haystack. Cloud migration has made things more complex – but also opened opportunities for more advanced protection. In this one on one interview, John Summers will discuss how to take security to the next level by securing key assets, including cloud-based assets, and the business-critical transactions between them.

11:30am - 12:00pm  Networking Break

12:00pm - 1:15pm  Keynote

The Future Belongs to the Intelligent Enterprise

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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. Today, every forward leaning company is racing to become an intelligent enterprise. Why? Because organizations that build this intelligent edge over competitors will be the dominant force of tomorrow. Hear from MicroStrategy Founder and CEO, Michael Saylor, and map out how to transform your organization into an intelligent enterprise.

1:15pm - 1:30pm  Networking Break

1:30pm - 2:15pm  Interactive Session

Sponsor Workshop: What a CIO & CISO Want Service Providers to Know

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Peter Logothetis

SVP & Group CIO

Allstate Insurance Company

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Michael Panico

Information Security Officer

Disney ABC Television Group


1:30pm - 2:45pm  Executive Boardroom

Boosting your Big Data Analytics

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Nona Janssen Walls

SVP, Enterprise Data & Analytics


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David Trent

General Manager, IT, CIO


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Greg Cherry

Practice Leader – Data & Analytics / IoT

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The new generation of data and analytics infuses traditional data warehouses and reporting environments with significantly enhanced capabilities and meaningful efficiencies. As machine learning and artificial intelligence mature, CIOs must determine how to integrate these advancements to get the best out of their big data. But the first step for many is to hurdle cultural barriers and learn to communicate creatively across the business. Take a seat at the table to learn how CIOs can achieve this and leverage their data and analytics to propel the business.

1:30pm - 2:45pm  Executive Boardroom

Raising the CIO Bar

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John P Skudlarek

Deputy CIO

Federal Communications Commission

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Don Wehrly


Marathon Petroleum Corporation

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Krish Rao

Vice President

Tata Consultancy Services

Instead of the IT status quo, CIOs are now driving business change by embracing the digital forces of analytics, IoT, automation and Agile to create differentiation and new channels of business growth. In adopting the digital forces, CIOs must take partnerships and responsibility to the next level. How do you work with the CFO to achieve the maximum business benefit per dollar spent or align with the CMO to enable digital customer interfaces? How do you augment your portfolio to include operations or separate business units? Join this peer-to-peer dialogue to explore executive partnership and the expanding CIO role.

1:30pm - 2:45pm  Executive Boardroom

Avoid Risk in Business-Critical Applications during Digital Transformation

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Wasi Ahmed

Global CIO

Yokohama Tire Corporation

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Jason Witty


US Bank

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Shane MacDonald

Director of Customer Success

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 available. Unfortunately, security is often a second priority, or not even in the scope of the transformation project. Worse, many organizations have not identified a plan for how they will migrate their most critical SAP and Oracle applications in a secure way, putting their assets at risk. Join this session to discuss how to make security an enabler instead of a roadblock and key action items that can be implemented immediately to ensure security and compliance of your business-critical applications.

2:45pm - 3:00pm  Networking Break

3:00pm - 4:15pm  Interactive Session

Breached! A Wargame Simulation

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John P. Carlin

Partner & Chair, Global Risk & Crisis Mgmt.

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Brad Maiorino

EVP, Commercial Business

Booz Allen Hamilton

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Ian Wasti

Lead Associate

Booz Allen Hamilton

How prepared is your organization for a major cyberattack? Immerse yourself in a breach simulation through Booz Allen’s interactive BREACHED! Wargame and experience a major cyberattack without risking a thing. Explore the pitfalls and power plays of a major cyberattack scenario, with none of the danger. Working with facilitators, you’ll manage a fictional company and coordinate your team’s response efforts. Learn firsthand what makes for an effective cyber risk management approach, what assumptions should drive response plans and how to prioritize threats and risks.

3:00pm - 4:15pm  Executive Boardroom

CIO Unplugged

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David Meyer



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Greg Sieg


Ledcor Group of Companies

As a CIO, you are likely inundated with phone calls and emails about new products or solutions on the market every single day. Collaboration between peers is the anecdote to the volume of information in order to answer difficult questions: What is the next cutting-edge tool I can’t miss? What partners positively enable business execution? Join this practitioner-only boardroom session to share your views and opinions, hear candid advice from others, and benefit from real-world experiences on vetting tools, technologies, and supplier partners.

4:15pm - 6:15pm  Networking Break

6:15pm - 6:45pm  Private Reception

6:45pm - 6:55pm  Opening Comments

6:55pm - 7:15pm  Interactive Session

Improv Leadership - Laugh and Learn

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Andrew Bright


Panic Squad Improv Comedy

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Elijah Tadema


Panic Squad Improv Comedy


7:15pm - 7:45pm  Executive Networking Reception

7:45pm - 8:15pm  Awards Gala

10th Annual Breakaway Leadership Awards Gala

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Dr. Curtis A. Carver Jr.

VP for IT and CIO

University of Alabama at Birmingham

You are invited to an exclusive gala honoring the recipients of the 2018 Breakaway Leadership Award. The awards program will celebrate high performing leaders who are revolutionizing their company’s competitive position in the new global economy through visionary leadership and organizational transformation. Award winners will be determined by the combined votes of an elite judges panel and the CIO Executive Summit community, who for the first time will have the opportunity to vote via the Evanta Connect mobile app. Spouses and significant others are encouraged to join.

8:15pm - 9:00pm  Keynote

Stealing Fire – Driving Maximum Human Performance

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Steven Kotler

New York Times Bestselling Author, Co-Founder & Director of Research

Flow Genome Project

After four years of research and interviews with everyone from Silicon Valley executives to Navy SEALs, Steven Kotler has uncovered the newest revolution in peak performance. While previous research showed practice and grit were the keys to breakthrough performance, Kotler’s work reveals the ultimate shortcut used by titans of their respective fields: harnessing alternate states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. In this talk, he shares his groundbreaking findings, providing a provocative examination of the ultimate in human performance and a how-to guide for radically upgrading your life.


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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

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Program Manager


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