Minneapolis CIO Executive Summit

May 22, 2018 , Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

May 22, 2018
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Minneapolis 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

Minneapolis CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Scott Dillon headshot

Scott Dillon

Wells Fargo
EVP & CTO

Kathryn Freytag headshot

Kathryn Freytag

Donaldson Company
VP & CIO

Todd Hauschildt headshot

Todd Hauschildt

Optum Inc.
CIO, Optum OmniChannel

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Michael Hedges

Medtronic
Former VP & CIO

Justin Kershaw headshot

Justin Kershaw

Cargill, Inc.
Corporate Vice President and CIO

Mike Martiny headshot

Mike Martiny

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

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Kathy Persian

The Schwan Food Company
SVP & CIO

Agenda


May 21, 2018

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

Improv and the Art of Persuasion

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Stevie Ray

Executive Director, Author

Stevie Ray's Improv Company

The art of Improv is the art of thinking on your feet, and whether at the comedy club or in the board room, these skills are pivotal to success. In addition to making people laugh, Stevie Ray trains executives on how to apply the quick-thinking strategies of Improv to the challenges of business. In this engaging keynote, Ray reveals Improv techniques that can give executives an edge in negotiations, board communication, managing their teams and more.

May 22, 2018 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Welcome to the Solution Room – A CIO Workshop

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Mike Martiny

VP, Global Bus. Solutions & CIO

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.

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Customizing Security Efficacy — Doing More with Less

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Mike Jackson

Director of Information and Systems Security

Casey's General Stores, Inc.

When it comes to quantifying risk with a small team, it’s a cross-discipline conversation. Pulling from a variety of methods, including pen-testing, engineering, monitoring, traditional risk management and threat modeling, Mike Jackson says an organization can be continuously assessed through an organization-specific framework — no vast team of people needed. Join him as he explores a more-with-less approach that translates risk management into specific and tangible deductions for business leaders.

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

From Architecting to Activating Disruption — Putting Technology to Work

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Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz

IBM Institute for Business Value, Research Leader, Electronics

IBM

CIOs today are faced with two key challenges —"creating business value from IT" and "getting it done." With the pace and scope of change and myriad disruptive technologies going around, finding the value and moving to pilot is much more difficult. Even after that, sustaining and managing at enterprise scale is daunting. So, just how can AI, blockchain and IoT move beyond the buzz and into the realm of practical IT-led reinvention? This session will help CIOs see real use cases that allow them to bring disruptive tech to traditionally thorny problems to move forward with speed and improved results.

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Redefining Digital Transformation as a High-Level Business Strategy

Benjamin Davis headshot

Benjamin Davis

EVP and Chief Digital Officer

Cambria

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Jim Jones

VP & CIO

Great River Energy

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Jim VanderMey

Chief Innovation Officer

OST

What is digital transformation? One thing is certain — it’s one of the hottest topics for Twin Cities CIOs. Digital transformation means something different for every organization, but CIOs are united in seeking to leverage the disruptive power of new technologies in their industries. As a high-level business strategy, digital transformation requires CIOs to reimagine tradition and reinvent the way companies do business. Join this session to discuss ways regional organizations are embracing optimization and opportunity while moving skillfully between the two. Hear why the CIO is uniquely positioned to provide for enterprise platforms that can create exceptional customer value — and do so quickly.

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:

Lydia Gavino

971-271-6870

lydia.gavino2@evanta.com

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Becoming Agile and Staying Agile

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Tom Butterfield

Exec VP, CIO

TCF Bank

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Craig Dillon

CTO & CIO

Bluestem Brands, Inc.

Agile methodologies are an increasingly attractive way for organizations accelerate the pace of innovation. Yet transitioning to new modes of work can create friction for existing employees, and success depends on buy-in across the organization. And for companies already operating in an agile dev-ops structure, what steps can take it to the next level? In this boardroom, CIOs will share their wisdom and challenges in transitioning to, and maximizing, agile methodologies.

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:

Lydia Gavino

971-271-6870

lydia.gavino2@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Connected Devices Meet Collaborative Success at Honeywell

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Daniel Ritch

VP & CIO

Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions

Honeywell’s motto is “The Power of Connected” – an adage that describes both the company’s technology and its people. Indeed, piloting a data-rich mobile navigation platform for the Minneapolis Skyway system in time for Super Bowl LII required not just technical know-how but business how-to. In this session, Daniel Ritch describes the road toward launching the Vector navigation app as a case study in his philosophy for CIO success – to drive innovative projects to completion, he says, one must inspire the connected power of their teams.

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Black Ops Innovation

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Irving Tyler

Research Vice President

Gartner

You have no budget, no time, no permission. Yet you must innovate to survive. How do you get started? How do you sustain it going forward? This is an all-too-familiar scenario to many CIOs. Don't be disheartened — while these constraints seem an overwhelming burden, there is a path forward if you are willing to act boldly and apply unconventional approaches. Irving Tyler shares how IT organizations of all sizes can seize the spark of innovation while bypassing the hurdle of budget.

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Shorting Out the Tech Talent Shortage

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Tammylynne Jonas

CIO

Holiday Companies

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Mark Blais

CIO

Digi-Key Electronics

Technology talent is a precious commodity. From developers to security professionals, the demand for workers is outpacing the supply. Add in the flight risk for current staff, and CIOs face an uphill battle to attract and retain the tech talent they need. For 50 minutes, set aside the war for talent and join your peers for a constructive dialogue focused on best practices to grow and retain the ranks of technology workers across the Twin Cities region.

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:

Lydia Gavino

971-271-6870

lydia.gavino2@evanta.com

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

The Future of Cybersecurity

Matt Emmerich headshot

Matt Emmerich

VP, CIO

Polaris Industries Inc.

Mike Jackson headshot

Mike Jackson

Director of Information and Systems Security

Casey's General Stores, Inc.

Today’s cyber threat landscape is one of unprecedented complexity – and risk. Malicious actors are more persistent than ever, and the modern perimeter is only becoming harder to define. Across the cloud and across the enterprise, what high-level strategies should today’s CIO leaders embrace to ensure their organizations’ critical assets stay secure? Join your peers to share best practices in cybersecurity, ranging from staffing to communication strategies to key technologies.

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:

Lydia Gavino

971-271-6870

lydia.gavino2@evanta.com

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

May 22, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Net Neutrality and the Future of Digital Business

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Tim Wu

Professor, Author of "The Attention Merchants", Contributing Writer for The New York Times

Columbia University

Net neutrality is the one issue that affects everyone in the tech, media and entertainment industries. It determines how businesses start, who makes a profit, and the very future of communications in our time. Learn from the man who coined the phrase and successfully advocated for the adoption of a net neutrality rule what the concept really means, where it came from, and how it affects the business models of the telecom companies, internet companies and the entertainment industry. Wu understands better than anyone else the politics, business, and philosophy that are involved in the net neutrality debate.

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

One Customer, Many Technologies — Optimizing Omnichannel

Melissa Flicek headshot

Melissa Flicek

Sr. Director Technology, Global eCommerce, Mobility and Customer Experience

Medtronic Ltd

Todd Hauschildt headshot

Todd Hauschildt

CIO, Optum OmniChannel

Optum Inc.

Tammylynne Jonas headshot

Tammylynne Jonas

CIO

Holiday Companies

What do mobile apps, checkout lines, call centers and websites have in common? To the data-driven CIO, these unique channels can all revolve around a single customer’s buying habits. Organizations are now grappling with the challenge of measuring a single user’s behavior across a spectrum of commercial platforms, where understanding that common thread can enable new levels of customer service and business intelligence. Merging these different technological silos is no easy task. In this panel, technology leaders share how their organizations are grappling with the challenge to optimize omnichannel and leverage the resulting insight for results. 

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

The Future of Work – Meeting the Demands of Digital

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Jeff Schultz

Vice President, Portfolio and Industries

Box

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.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Anchoring Business Strategy in Mobile

Haseen Alam headshot

Haseen Alam

CIO

Johnson Brothers Liquor Co.

Rich Schappert headshot

Rich Schappert

Vice President of Information Technology

Casey's General Stores, Inc.

In an increasingly mobile world, the multinational corporation can fit in the customer’s pocket. Business leaders are seeking to leverage the disruptive powers of mobile technology, and to harness those opportunities, all eyes are on the CIO. What are the key challenges technology executives are facing to achieve their organization’s goals in mobile? What new and innovative applications of mobile technology are transforming the way business is done? In this interactive boardroom discussion, CIOs will discuss best practices and challenges in mobile technology.

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:

Lydia Gavino

971-271-6870

lydia.gavino2@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Free the Data, Find the Insight

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Marc Kermisch

CIO

Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.

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Hunter Saklad

SVP, CIO

Sleep Number by Select Comfort

Data is the lifeblood of the organization, and to enable healthy business growth, it must flow freely. CIOs are building the infrastructure that allows the free movement of this critical business intelligence, yet seamlessly linking silos of information across manufacturing, finance, retail and more is no small task. In this interactive discussion, CIOs will discuss ways they are enabling the discovery of cross-functional insights, efficiencies and opportunities through data analytics strategies that serve the enterprise as a whole.  

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:

Lydia Gavino

971-271-6870

lydia.gavino2@evanta.com

May 22, 2018 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Diversity and Inclusion – Cargill’s Innovation Edge

Debra Bauler headshot

Debra Bauler

CIO, Animal Protein & Salt

Cargill, Inc.

Tiffany Snyder headshot

Tiffany Snyder

CIO, Animal Nutrition

Cargill, Inc.

Jacques Greenwood headshot

Jacques Greenwood

IT Business Relationship Manager

Cargill, Inc.

Marsha Henry headshot

Marsha Henry

ERP Global Change Leader

Cargill, Inc.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Cargill, goals that are a key part of the global agriculture company’s strategy for success. For the IT function, these beliefs foster a culture that keeps current employees engaged while promoting a healthy pipeline of tech talent. What can technology executives do to inspire a culture of diversity and inclusion at their own organizations? Join Cargill leaders for a panel that explores the initiatives that are promoting the company’s diverse workforce and supporting its overall business goals.   

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Accelerate Digital Transformation with Low Code

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Garrett Gleason

Vice President, Business Solutions, Thrivent Church Solutions

Thrivent Financial

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Mike Hughes

Director of Product Marketing

OutSystems, Inc.

IT leadership veteran Garrett Gleason joins OutSystems' Mike Hughes to share how automation and low-code methodology is helping to accelerate digital transformation and innovation for a new startup within Thrivent Financial, and how low-code methods can help other organization innovate faster and more efficiently.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Driving Business Value with the Cloud

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Mike Larson

SVP & CIO

Universal Hospital Services, Inc.

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Doug Mills

CIO

The Mosaic Company

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Miriam McLemore

Director, Enterprise Strategy & Evangelism

Amazon Web Services

Organizations are constantly looking to the CIO for the next big business-enhancing innovation, and in today’s technology landscape, many of those opportunities are in the cloud. Technology executives must understand the business value of migrating to the cloud, while also having a firm grasp on the most effective ways to get there. A veteran of cloud migration, Amazon Web Services’ Miriam McLemore will draw on her experience as the former Corporate CIO of The Coca-Cola Company to moderate this peer-driven discussion on driving business value with the cloud.

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:

Lydia Gavino

971-271-6870

lydia.gavino2@evanta.com

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Bits, bytes and the Board of Directors

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Kathryn Freytag

VP & CIO

Donaldson Company

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Alan Abramson

SVP & CIO

HealthPartners

Corporate directors often lack the technology background for nuanced discussions of IT. Yet boards of directors are still acutely interested in harnessing the disruptive opportunities of new technology, and the CIO is expected to deliver. The best CIO board presenters are savvy communicators who can focus on the right metrics and the right message. Go inside the mind of the board in this peer-driven roundtable discussion, and learn how some of your peers are making an impact in the boardroom.

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:

Lydia Gavino

971-271-6870

lydia.gavino2@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

Welcome to ‘Twinnovation Cities’ — Tech’s New Hub

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David Black

Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and CIO

CHS Inc.

Mike Martiny headshot

Mike Martiny

VP, Global Bus. Solutions & CIO

General Mills, Inc.

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Mike McNamara

EVP & CIO

Target

Move over, Silicon Valley – Twin Cities innovation is taking center stage. From cutting-edge supply chain strategy to lifesaving medical devices, Midwest minds are revolutionizing the way the world works. Join leaders from some of the Twin Cities’ most well-known companies for a keynote celebrating the region as a technology powerhouse, and join the movement to attract the top talent that will fuel this growing trend.

4:40pm - 5:20pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

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Presenting Sponsors
National Sponsors

Minneapolis CIO Program Manager


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Lydia Gavino

503-754-2371

lydia.gavino2@evanta.com