Global CIO Executive Summit

September 11-13, 2019 , Four Seasons Westlake Village

September 11-13, 2019
Four Seasons Westlake Village

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.


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Ellen Barker

Texas Instruments

Yanni Charalambous headshot

Yanni Charalambous

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

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Dale Danilewitz


Jeff Lemmer headshot

Jeff Lemmer

Ford Motor Company
VP and CIO

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Peter Logothetis

Global CIO Governing Body Ambassador

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Justin Mennen

Rite Aid Corporation

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Don Monk

General Mills, Inc.
VP and CIO, Technology and Solutions, Global Business Solutions

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Andy Nallappan

Vice President & Chief Information Officer (Global IT)


Wasi Ahmed

Foundation Building Materials

Mike Anderson

Schneider Electric North America
SVP, CIO & Digital Leader, North America

Colin Boyd

Komatsu Mining Corporation Group

Dr. Curtis Carver Jr.

University of Alabama at Birmingham
VP for IT and CIO

Kevin Chase

Sempra Energy
SVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer

Craig Cuyar, Ph.D.

Omnicom Group Inc.
Global CIO

Martin Davis

Southern Company

Dean Del Vecchio

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
EVP, CIO & Head of Enterprise Shared Services

Ann Dunkin

County of Santa Clara

Michael Golz

SAP America, Inc.
SVP & CIO Americas

Marc Hamer

Sealed Air
Corp. VP, Global CIO & Chief Digital Officer

Neville Hamilton

Acting CIO

Joshua Jewett

Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.

Amir Kazmi

Chief Information Officer

Gerry Lewis


Ryan Loy

EBSCO Industries

Ravi Malick

Vistra Energy

Bill Martin

AEG Worldwide

Pragati Mathur

Staples, Inc.
EVP, CTO, Digital Solutions

David Meyer


Paul Moulton

Costco Wholesale Corporation

Eric Nelson

Kraft Heinz Company
CIO, North America

Earl Newsome

Linde Plc
CIO/VP Americas

Les Ottolenghi

Caesars Entertainment

Judy Pieper Young

North American Stainless
Head of IT

Carol Poulsen

Co-operators Insurance and Financial Services

Ramkumar Rayapureddy

Mylan, Inc.
Global CIO

Kalev Ruberg

Teck Resources Limited

Diane Schwarz

Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
SVP, Chief Digital and Information Officer

Michael Smith

The Estée Lauder Companies
Chief Information Officer

Kim Snipes


Thomas South

Northern Trust
Chief Information Officer

Scott Strickland

Wyndham Hotel Group

Laura Tibodeau

Americas Styrenics

David Trent

VP, Technology & Digital

Don Wehrly

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Angela Yochem

Novant Health, Inc.
EVP & Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Sigal Zarmi

Morgan Stanley
Head of Transformation


September 11, 2019 - wednesday

10:00am - 3:00pm  Social Experience

Social Experience – Wine Tour

Local wineries open their doors for an afternoon of vineyard tours and tastings. Transportation and logistics will all be taken care of so guests can sip and relax while taking in all that Malibu wine country has to offer!

11:00am - 3:00pm  Social Experience

Social Experience – Guacamole Cooking Class

Cooking skills will be tested in this fun, interactive activity. Guests will be divided into teams and, after receiving instruction, tasked with making salsa and guacamole. At the end, the team with the best recipe wins! The friendly competition will conclude with lunch showcasing everyone’s recipes.


4:00pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

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

Welcome Reception

Kick off your summit, and forge new and deeper connections with your global peers in this one-of-a-kind reception.

September 12, 2019 - thursday

7:45am - 8:00am  Breakaway Leadership Awards

CIO Breakaway Leadership Awards: Innovation Finalists

Charu Jain headshot

Charu Jain


Alaska Air Group, Inc.

Sven Gerjets headshot

Sven Gerjets



Jeff Lemmer headshot

Jeff Lemmer

VP and CIO

Ford Motor Company

The Breakaway Leadership Awards honor global CIOs who drive exceptional impact, innovation and influence. Hear from the Finalists in the Innovation category, nominated as creative thinkers who find out-of-the-box ways to use or create technology, provide unique solutions to critical business challenges and drive lasting results.

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

The Sky Is Not the Limit – Lessons from a Year in Space

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Captain Scott Kelly

History-Making U.S. Astronaut & Retired U.S. Navy Captain

NASA Headquarters

With his record-breaking year in space, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly laid the foundation for the future of space exploration and exemplified the power and resilience of the human spirit. And while science was at the core of his mission, it is the lessons of leadership and teamwork from Kelly’s personal journey that are most vivid. In this keynote, Captain Kelly will share:

  • His incredible path from U.S. Navy fighter pilot to record-holding astronaut
  • The importance of embracing risk and testing your own limits to achieve your true potential
  • The challenges he faced and overcame on the road to becoming a true American hero

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Becoming the New CIO for the Digital World

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PR Krishnan

EVP & Global Head, Enterprise Intelligent Automation and AI

Tata Consultancy Services

Technology is the ultimate multi-tool, capable of providing solutions to a wide range of challenges. With so many avenues of potential, it falls to the CIO to be a tech visionary, creating and communicating a vivid strategy for what is possible in a digital world.

In this session, you’ll explore:

  • How analytics and emerging technology can help the new CIO build smart strategies for the future of business
  • How CIOs can be agents of change – by visualizing how a “machine-first” approach can help business transform and grow
  • Effective ways of communicating a technology vision for each and every stakeholder in their own language

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Interactive Workshop – Communicating and Measuring Value Creation with the Business

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Jeff Lemmer

VP and CIO

Ford Motor Company

The world of business technology has a way of commandeering language. Along with “transformation” and “digital,” you can soon add “value” to the list of your favorite buzzwords. Yet the concept of value is only empty when it lacks meaning – a meaning defined by the CIO. From here on out, CIOs will be translators of value, helping the business to define its terms, build a rational strategy for execution, and align its technology investments accordingly.

In this session, you and your peers will:

  • Gain insight into the nuts and bolts of value creation in a variety of organizations
  • Gather tools for not only articulating and communicating value, but also tracking and measuring the results of your efforts
  • Develop the “rules of engagement” for discussing value with disparate business partners

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

RPA and ROI – Automation’s Competitive Advantage

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Chet Chambers

VP, Chief Evangelist, Americas


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Mark Hagan


AMN Healthcare

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Denise Taylor

Global Chief Information Officer


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.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Kelsey Swick at or Omar Bedran at

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Prioritizing the Digital Agenda

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Lara Caimi

Chief Strategy Officer


The need for digital modernization pervades every aspect of your business, but very few organizations can upgrade or overhaul every single capability at once. Under pressure to deliver rapid, scaleable transformation, CIOs must understand the levers that drive lasting digital impact, deliver unique value at all levels of the business, and create meaningful revenue growth. This session explores the way the pieces of the complex digital puzzle interact and how they can be assembled to revolutionize the enterprise.

You’ll gain insight into:

  • Real-world metrics that provide a meaningful digital “snapshot” of your entire organization – and pave a path to the future
  • Communication strategies for providing the right value message to the right stakeholder at the right time
  • Ways careful digital prioritization can enhance speed and agility while increasing the bottom line

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

The Impact of Privacy – Navigating Global and Domestic Regulation

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Ryan Loy


EBSCO Industries

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Matthew Yarbrough


Yarbrough Law Group

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Zoe Philippides

Chief Privacy Officer


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Andy Tuck

Director of Information Security

Costco Wholesale

First, GDPR reframed the conversation around privacy on an international scale. Now, privacy regulation in California (and the likely inter-state reciprocity of this regulation) brings that shift to the domestic sphere. These changes reverberate in all organizations who trade in data, intellectual property, and commerce across borders.

In this panel conversation, you’ll learn:

  • How privacy regulation continues to change our approaches to business, and the role of the CIO in this shift
  • The latest in regulation specifics: what have we learned about GDPR, and what does legislation mean for your compliance and legal accountability?
  • Tactical changes you and your partners can make to better prioritize privacy expectations

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Becoming a Strategic Disruptor in the Transformation Era

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Martin Henley

Sr. Vice President Technology Services


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Kim Mackenroth



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Sandeep Bose

VP & CIO, Global Risk Technology

American Express

With the accelerating pace of the tech-fueled business, today’s enterprises can’t afford to be reactive. To maximize their impact, CIOs must disrupt their own businesses, leveraging cutting-edge platforms to capture new opportunities for value, efficiency, and customer insight. This roundtable examines strategies for self-disruption at lightning speed and global scale.

You and your peers will discuss:

  • Optimizing services through AI, machine learning, and other emerging technologies
  • Effectively communicating a “disruption” strategy across business units and geographies to ensure rapid adoption of change initiatives
  • Seizing opportunities for new revenue streams and business models through CIO leadership

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:
Kelsey Swick at or Omar Bedran at

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

11:45am - 12:00pm  Breakaway Leadership Awards

CIO Breakaway Leadership Awards: Impact Finalists

Ryan Loy headshot

Ryan Loy


EBSCO Industries

Les Ottolenghi headshot

Les Ottolenghi


Caesars Entertainment

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Scott Ramsbottom


Anixter International Inc.

The Breakaway Leadership Awards honor global CIOs who drive exceptional impact, innovation and influence. Hear from the finalists in the Impact category, nominated as leaders who have made a transformative impact on projects or initiatives that benefit their company in meaningful and measurable ways.

12:00pm - 12:20pm  Lunch & Comments

12:20pm - 12:50pm  Keynote

The CIO Mandate for Secure Cloud Transformation

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Kavitha Mariappan

SVP, Customer Experience and Transformation


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Corey Elinburg

Technology Risk Officer


The new way of work is remote, mobile-first, and cloud-based. Employees expect instant, secure access to applications, information, and resources. Meanwhile, threats proliferate, VPNs lag, hardware costs rise, and little is truly secure. Hub-and-spoke networks employing castle-and-moat security are no longer tenable, and CIOs who cling to legacy architectures put enterprises at risk. Kavitha Mariappan joins Corey Elinburg to present Secure Cloud Transformation, a practical cybersecurity approach that prioritizes security and user performance to align with today’s way of working.

In this session, Mariappan and Elinburg discuss how enterprise IT leaders can:

  • Improve customer digital experience while safeguarding sensitive information
  • Increase user performance while minimizing risk
  • Drive revenue and scalability while controlling costs

12:50pm - 2:00pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

This is your opportunity to pre-book private, face-to-face meetings with executive peers attending the Summit, using a private online portal running up to and during the event. Gain real, practical insights into what other companies and industries are doing, to take back to your boardroom.

Please note: This is for CIO attendees only. 

2:00pm - 2:50pm  Breakout Session

How to Thrive and Work Effectively in a Multi-Generational Workplace

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Ellen Barker


Texas Instruments

Your people can be your greatest asset – or your biggest roadblock. Add to these stakes the fact that global organizations must incorporate five generations in myriad cultures, and the challenge seems daunting. But Ellen Barker is here to challenge your assumptions and give you the tools to build a culture that unifies while still embracing all that makes us different.

In this interactive session, you’ll:

  • Benefit from Barker’s in depth research into the multi-generational workforce – what motivates, what separates, and what unites
  • “Disrupt” your approach to management by identifying your own biases and learning how to reshape them
  • Work with your peers to outline a vision for corporate culture and the actions you can take today to make it a reality

2:00pm - 2:50pm  Breakout Session

The Weakest Link in Your Digital Business Strategy

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Paul Chapman



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Theresa Miller


Lionsgate Entertainment

In today’s world, every business needs to be a digital business.  But are outdated IT architectures and operating models standing in the way for your company? Join Paul Chapman, Global CIO, Technology and Trust at Box and Theresa Miller CIO and EVP of IT at Lionsgate Entertainment as they share a technology leader’s perspective on how organizations are embracing transformative new approaches and a modern IT reference architecture for enabling collaborative business processes and workflows across the extended enterprise. In this executive insights session, you’ll learn how to deliver the best, secure experiences for customers, partners and employees.

2:00pm - 2:50pm  Executive Boardroom

Practical Innovation – Walking the Walk in Emerging Technology

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Scott Strickland


Wyndham Hotel Group

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Eric Nelson

CIO, North America

Kraft Heinz Company

In an increasingly competitive landscape, new thinking, new technology and new ways of doing business are essential. But to fully embrace and leverage innovation, CIOs must be fully aligned to the strategy and execution of the organization – not reacting to disruption, but a critical part of disrupting. Take this opportunity to remove the wishful thinking from emerging technology and share your strategies for embedding innovation into the core of your business.

This conversation will focus on:

  • Evaluating new and emerging technologies and building sound business cases for their implementation
  • Methodology for defining new business opportunities through technology
  • Creating a comprehensive culture of innovation rooted in practical, measurable outcomes

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:
Kelsey Swick at  or Omar Bedran at

2:50pm - 3:10pm  Networking Break

3:15pm - 3:30pm  Breakaway Leadership Awards

CIO Breakaway Leadership Awards: Influence Finalists

Sam Abbate headshot

Sam Abbate

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Ellen Barker headshot

Ellen Barker


Texas Instruments

Ashley Pettit headshot

Ashley Pettit

SVP, Enterprise Technology

State Farm Insurance

The Breakaway Leadership Awards honor global CIOs who drive exceptional impact, innovation and influence. Hear from the finalists in the Influence category, nominated as leaders who who have made a significant contribution beyond their day-to-day work within their organization to benefit their community or profession.

3:30pm - 4:00pm  Keynote

Leadership in the Hackonomy

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Bonin Bough

Author, Investor, Chief Media Officer

Session details coming soon!

4:00pm - 6:30pm  Networking Break

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Private Reception

7:00pm - 9:00pm  Breakaway Leadership Awards

September 13, 2019 - friday

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

Delivering the Future – CIOs and the Technology of Outcomes

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Hemang Davé

Chief Innovation Officer, IBM Services


Visionaries have a knack for seeing a world of thrilling possibility. CIOs make that world a reality. But practicality doesn’t have to limit what’s possible - it defines the roadmap for getting there. This keynote invites you to create a future that fuses imagination with genuine outcomes.

In this session you’ll gain insight into:

  • Giving meaning to innovation that drives tangible results and reimagines the possible
  • Looking at the future through your customers’ eyes
  • Viewing the world’s biggest challenges as a call to action

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

How CIOs Can Contribute to the Invention DNA of their Organization

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Mary Gendron


Qualcomm Incorporated

As global leader in mobile technology, Qualcomm has been driving the development and commercialization of 5G to fuel transformation across industries and experiences. Qualcomm CIO Mary Gendron and her team have played an important part in helping internal engineering and product groups to better understand the ways that 5G will impact the enterprise by deploying 5G-based products, solutions, and platforms within the company. Gendron’s efforts exemplify the expanding role of today’s CIO as a key partner for accelerating innovation beyond IT.

In this session, Gendron will share: 

  • What is 5G technology, and what it means to the future of the enterprise
  • Her “drink-your-own-champagne” approach to innovative excellence and inventiveness on her team and across the business
  • A new vision for the role of CIO: how they work, how they collaborate, and how they connect with customers – both internal and external – to seize opportunities
  • A roadmap for the future of the fully digital global enterprise – moving past the hype cycle and into reality

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

The Intertwined Futures of Talent and Tech

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Ali Bouhouch

CTO & VP, Enterprise Architecture


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Dave Sohigian

Chief Technology Officer - North America


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John Skudlarek

Deputy CIO

Federal Communications Commission

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Bill Martin


AEG Worldwide

For years, CIOs have struggled with the primacy of technology outpacing the availability and skill development of their talent. This interplay is complex, and is further complicated by the emergence of automation and artificial intelligence – tools that can augment top performers or replace them entirely, but ultimately sink or swim based on the overall technical competency of the organization. This session challenges you to answer the question: how are you balancing your people and your technology?

CIOs will share perspectives on:

  • Building the right strategy for equipping your organization with the people and tools for the future of your business
  • Enhancing the overall technical acumen of your organization and leading your people through the rapid pace of change
  • Evaluating the role of automation and artificial intelligence in supplementing and redefining your workforce

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:
Kelsey Swick at or Omar Bedran at

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Leading into the Future at an Iconic Toy Company

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Sven Gerjets



If you are a tech organization that is not ahead of the business, then you are slowing the business down. If you are a 75-year-old toy company and your customers were born after the invention of the iPad, driving digital transformation in products and consumer experiences is imperative. All IT leaders must help the function – and the enterprise – move fast, take action, and be agile. Moving the boat, not just keeping it afloat, is critical. Learn about the strategy behind Mattel’s efforts to drive business value by leading digital innovation, including:

  • Implementing a fundamental level of hygiene – getting the basic blocking and tackling in order
  • Putting in place an operating model that is predictable and repeatable
  • Updating the security posture
  • Re-platforming the organization
  • Implementing new connected products and digital experiences

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Building the Business of Security

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Thomas South

Chief Information Officer

Northern Trust

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Jennifer Strutt



The only certainty in cybersecurity is that it must be woven into the very fabric of your business. At every level of the organization, in every initiative, security must be the foundation. But pervasive security doesn’t happen on its own; as CIO, you must (you guessed it) lead the change your organization needs to stay ahead of a cyber disaster.

 This boardroom conversation tackles:

  • Strategies for embedding security into business processes across the organization
  • Measuring the overall cybersecurity health of your organization in meaningful, business-first terms
  • Defining the risk tolerance of your organization and driving accountability for risk into business units

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:
Kelsey Swick at or Omar Bedran at

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

From Measuring to Predicting – Taking the Next Step in the Analytics Journey

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Don Wehrly


Marathon Petroleum Corporation

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Eric Iverson


Creative Artists Agency

CIOs have endless data at their fingertips, but these leaders understand that leveraging data requires meaningful information, not just lots of information. An analytics strategy must have clearly defined priorities, the right technological foundation, sound governance, business alignment – and an eye toward the future. Tomorrow’s data-driven organization can’t simply ride the wave; it must direct the wave.

Join this interactive conversation to:

  • Create a shared vision among peers for the next steps in your data journey – wherever you are along the path
  • Outline the challenges and possible solutions for generating truly predictive analytics
  • Tackle the data challenge holistically by building the data-first mindset into your 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:
Kelsey Swick at or Omar Bedran at

11:10am - 12:00pm  Closing Comments


Venue & Accommodation

Four Seasons Westlake Village


2019 Breakaway Leadership Awards

The Breakaway Leadership Awards recognize Global CIOs who are leaders of multinational teams and drive exceptional impact, innovation and influence at an international level. This unique recognition celebrates global business leaders and the teams they lead who are changing the way we think about technology, processes and innovation on the global stage.

This award program is open to CIOs of multinational, enterprise organizations and is made even more meaningful as the finalists and winners are selected by their true peers. 

Finalists are chosen by a panel of Global CIO judges that includes past winners, and participants at the Global CIO Executive Summit select the winners. 

Nominate a global leader today for driving exceptional impact, innovation, or influence and recognize their achievements.


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