Minneapolis CIO Executive Summit

May 22, 2019, Minneapolis Marriott City Center

May 22, 2019
Minneapolis Marriott City Center

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 Bank
Strategic Advisor and Former EVP & CTO

Kathryn Freytag headshot

Kathryn Freytag

Donaldson
VP & CIO

Todd Hauschildt headshot

Todd Hauschildt

Optum
CIO, Optum OmniChannel

Justin Kershaw headshot

Justin Kershaw

Cargill, Inc.
Corporate VP & CIO

Don Monk headshot

Don Monk

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

Tarek Tomes headshot

Tarek Tomes

State of Minnesota
Commissioner & CIO

Agenda


May 21, 2019

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

Sleep Leadership — Sleep Like An MVP

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Pete Bils

VICE PRESIDENT, SLEEP SCIENCE & RESEARCH

Sleep Number

Sleep is a competitive advantage. Whether you are an NFL quarterback or not, having a restful night’s sleep makes you prepared to deal with the challenges of each day. How can you tweak your routine to give yourself an extra boost? Hear from Sleep Number’s VP of Sleep Science and Research, Pete Bils, as he explains the importance of a good night’s sleep.

This session will overview:

  • The science of why sleep is so important
  • How much sleep you really need to be your best self
  • Quantity vs Quality of sleep
  • How technology is being used in sleep research

May 22, 2019 - morning

7:00am - 7:45amRegistration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30amKeynote

Making Agile Work — Without Slowing Down

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Michael Connly

Chief Technology Executive

Optum

Few CIOs have mastered implementing an agile strategy without any pushback on deadlines, deliverables and budget concerns. Getting past a waterfall delivery structure and getting buy-in from the board or executive team is a difficult conversation. In his opening keynote, Michael Connly will discuss his story on saving money to help the bottom line.

In this keynote you will hear:

  • A specific case study on a truly agile approach to transformation
  • How to push past the budget questions – because you don’t know what you don’t know yet
  • Keeping your team fast, focused and functional

8:30am - 9:00amNetworking Break

9:00am - 9:50amBreakout Session

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

9:00am - 9:50amBreakout Session

The Talent Gap — Solutions for the Twin Cities

Alan Abramson headshot

Alan Abramson

SVP & CIO

HealthPartners, Inc.

Bhabani Misra, Ph.D. headshot

Bhabani Misra, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of Engnieering

University of St. Thomas

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Tony Peleska

CIO

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

There is a technology talent problem in the Twin Cities that we are all affected by, but what is the actual solution?  Come together with your peers to start discussion actual solutions to this widespread challenge.

In this breakout, we will:

  • Hear from visionaries in the community who are working to solve the gap already
  • Discuss ideas on how to recruit, retain and relocate talent
  • Brainstorm creative solutions such as automation and machine learning

9:00am - 9:50amExecutive Boardroom

Transforming the IT Value Chain

Kathryn Freytag headshot

Kathryn Freytag

VP & CIO

Donaldson

Tim Thull headshot

Tim Thull

SVP & CIO

Medica, Inc.

Michael Jones headshot

Michael Jones

Director of Inspire, Americas Architecture

ServiceNow

As technology continues to be the primary driver of business capability, CIOs have stopped being looked to as simply providers of internal technical support. IT executives must modernize the enterprise to move to value-based, iterative approaches to technology implementation and utilization while also driving cultural change. This session explores:

  • Enterprise platform strategy vs. siloed, single-purpose technology stack
  • How do CIOs align IT investments to business top priorities?
  • How does IT make smarter decisions with real-time analytics across the entire IT value chain?

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 your event Program Manager Franklin Kessler franklin.kessler@evanta.com.

9:00am - 9:50amExecutive Boardroom

Building API Strategy for the Smart Enterprise

Benjamin Davis headshot

Benjamin Davis

EVP and Chief Digital Officer

Cambria

Todd Hauschildt headshot

Todd Hauschildt

CIO, Optum OmniChannel

Optum

Raymond Peng headshot

Raymond Peng

Digital Engagement Lead

Google Cloud

APIs and API management have become essential to how enterprises deliver applications in and across clouds. They help build and connect modern applications, increase execution times at scale to optimize costs and use analytics and machine learning to make smarter decisions.

This interactive session explores:

  • How to build transformation strategies across the business with APIs in mind
  • How to measure ROI on your API strategy, including tracking early wins and demonstrating value
  • How your API platform aids innovation and shortens your maturity curve for emerging 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

9:50am - 10:20amNetworking Break

10:20am - 11:10amBreakout Session

A Candid Conversation on Privacy

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April Carlson

Chief Privacy Officer

Mayo Clinic

As we continue to prioritize GDPR guidelines, we know there are going to be additional changes on the horizon.  April Carlson, Chief Privacy Officer at Mayo Clinic, will be present for a Q&A session on all things privacy related.

This interactive conversation includes:

  • An overview of how Mayo Clinic approached GDPR
  • Benchmarking and partnership suggestions so we all win
  • How to set yourself up for future success

10:20am - 11:10amBreakout Session

Getting Creative and Empowering Your Team to Innovate

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Tom Butterfield

Exec VP, CIO

TCF Bank

Susan Auer headshot

Susan Auer

Asst VP of IT Sourcing

TCF Bank

Kamille Peterson headshot

Kamille Peterson

VP of IT Service Management

TCF Bank

As we make sense of all the agile opportunities in our roles, giving our teams a platform to think outside the box is imperative.  Let’s explore together and get creative with some examples of team collaboration and innovation.

In this interactive session, we will:

  • Get a specific example of TCF Bank's Hackathon journey
  • Collaborate on ways to implement creative sessions at your organization
  • Discuss how to pivot with roadblocks such as time, budget, or resources

10:20am - 11:10amExecutive Boardroom

The CIO — Enterprise Enabler, Data Catalyst, Information Leader

Kurt Svendsen headshot

Kurt Svendsen

VP, Information Services

The Toro Company

Andy Van Solkema headshot

Andy Van Solkema

Vice President, Digital Strategy & Experience

Open Systems Technologies, Inc.

Don Monk headshot

Don Monk

VP and CIO, Technology and Solutions, Global Business Solutions

General Mills, Inc.

Gone are the days when IT was the CIO role’s sole focus. Join Andy Van Solkema to discuss new ways to evolve to meet the demands of the business by using the currency of data to inform new ways of working by being a resource for feedback and insights.

In this session, we will explore:

  • How data solves business problems
  • Who you are partnering with and how are they using data?
  • How are you sparking imagination from the access of data?

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 your event Program Manager Franklin Kessler at Franklin.Kessler@evanta.com

10:20am - 11:10amExecutive Boardroom

Deliver on Speed Without Sacrificing Value

Dave Munn headshot

Dave Munn

Managing Partner

Windsor Group

Ryker Richardson headshot

Ryker Richardson

SVP & CIO

Federated Mutual Insurance Company

Ross Gilbertson headshot

Ross Gilbertson

SVP & CIO

Northern Tool & Equipment

CIOs must quickly and continuously assess where and how they prioritize resources – from legacy systems to cutting edge technologies – to transform at scale. But how do you navigate that operational transformation to increase digital aptitude and speed while ensuring continuity?

Join this discussion to gain practical strategies for spurring the pace of transformation, including:

  • Aligning with business needs and creating an agile and iterative feedback loop so that delivery can happen more rapidly
  • Enabling and empowering your teams to provide input on the transformational process
  • Resources and approaches used to overcome your greatest bottlenecks
  • Frameworks for mapping to the best partners and tools to aid decision-making

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 your event Program Manager Franklin Kessler franklin.kessler@evanta.com.

11:10am - 11:40amNetworking Break

May 22, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pmKeynote

The Heart of Digital Transformation — The Secret Weapon of Digital Heroes

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Alan Trefler

Founder and CEO

Pegasystems

Delivering on the promise of digital transformation demands powerful technology. However, it also takes an agile approach to delivery, design thinking, and a team of leaders skilled in bridging the organizational divides that often prohibit real transformation. In his keynote, Pega Founder and CEO Alan Trefler will outline a vision of a future-proof architecture that supports ongoing digital transformation.

We’ll cover:

  • Ways to build technology to support the scale of the cloud, the expectations of design thinking and the speed of the market
  • Specific examples of the “digital heroes” who bring together technical know-how, business acumen and empathy for customers and employees
  • How to leverage powerful technology to drive transformation and real results

12:50pm - 1:20pmNetworking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pmBreakout Session

Getting a Handle on the Hype — Managing the Security Theater

Paul Hershberger headshot

Paul Hershberger

Director IT, Security Risk & Compliance

The Mosaic Company

 The threats keep coming — striking corporations and cycling through the media. Just staying abreast of the threat flavor-of-the-week has become a major challenge. It’s time to take a step back and reframe how to respond to the hype, both inside and outside your organization.

Join this discussion on how to

  • Control the publicity and manage the message to your teams
  • Evaluate the cost of a breach — theory vs. reality
  • Cut through the noise and get to the truth of where the risks lie


1:20pm - 2:10pmBreakout Session

Let’s Clear the Air — A Cloud Conversation

Mark Vaupel headshot

Mark Vaupel

VP, IT Services

Hormel Foods Corporation

Mike Larson headshot

Mike Larson

SVP & CIO

Agiliti, Inc

CIOs pursuing a viable cloud strategy must strike a delicate balance. Buy or build? Public, private or hybrid?

Join this discussion to:

  • Review the cloud’s potential performance and cost benefits
  • Compare your organizations cloud strategy with others
  • Explore stages of cloud adoption and transition

1:20pm - 2:10pmExecutive Boardroom

Make Your Data Ready for AI

Hunter Saklad headshot

Hunter Saklad

CIO

Sleep Number

Jim Jones headshot

Jim Jones

VP & CIO

Great River Energy

Beth Rudden headshot

Beth Rudden

Distinguished Engineer - Analytics, IBM Academy of Technology Member

IBM

The average person makes 35,000 decisions a day, each of which is based on data and taxes the brain. AI helps automate many of those decisions, freeing up teams to focus on what really matters, but many organizations are still striving to achieve their journey to AI.

In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • Common challenges businesses face in their AI journey
  • Steps to collect, organize, analyze, infuse AI, and modernize your data.
  • Efficient information architectures (IA) for AI

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 your event Program Manager Franklin Kessler franklin.kessler@evanta.com.

May 22, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pmNetworking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pmBreakout Session

Enterprise Data Management that Will Spark Joy

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Anil Arcalgud

EVP & CIO

Ecolab

Have you ever felt your organizational data needs a visit from a professional organizer? You’re not alone. Many non-digital native organizations are seeking to clean up the clutter when it comes to their data organization and management. Join Anil Arcalgud, CIO at Ecolab, as we evaluate new ways to organize information in a self-service consumer world.

In this breakout session, we will:

  • Examine the definition of data and how it is filtered through the company
  • Share self-service approaches where there is no custodian of the data
  • Question how we ensure data integrity across systems


2:30pm - 3:20pmExecutive Boardroom

Enabling Tomorrow’s Mobile Workforce

Tammylynne Jonas headshot

Tammylynne Jonas

Global CIO

SE Brands

Ken Smith headshot

Ken Smith

Director of IT

Daktronics

Tom Babineau headshot

Tom Babineau

Sr Manager, Engineering

T-Mobile for Business

The network of the future tackles more than just our need for speed. It has the potential to move employees and customers, once and for all, into a fully immersive mobile environment. This flexibility creates the potential to disrupt the status quo and drive innovation. In this peer-to-peer roundtable discussion, we’ll explore:

  • The shifting that occurs when you untether people from a desk
  • Future capabilities of wireless networks to drive innovation
  • Fueling new ways to engage the business and deliver value

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 your event Program Manager, Franklin Kessler, franklin.kessler@evanta.com.

2:30pm - 3:20pmExecutive Boardroom

Disaster Recovery — Protecting What’s Critical

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Erik Krucker

Chief Technology Officer

Comport Technology Solutions

Mary Lynne Perushek headshot

Mary Lynne Perushek

CIO

Mortenson

Julie Flaschenriem headshot

Julie Flaschenriem

CIO

Hennepin Healthcare

Planning for the unexpected is necessary to avoid in-the-moment chaos when disaster strikes. How does your recovery plan compare to your peers?

In this boardroom you will explore:

  • Benchmarking your disaster recovery plan against your peers
  • Best practices to start a formal plan if you need a revamp
  • SLAs of your critical applications to make sure the appropriate security is covered

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 your event Program Manager Franklin Kessler @ franklin.kessler@evanta.com.

3:20pm - 3:40pmNetworking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pmKeynote

Leading Technology in a Thoughtful Way

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Scott Dillon

Strategic Advisor and Former EVP & CTO

Wells Fargo Bank

The transformation journey is not an easy path for every organization and IT has even been a hindrance on organic change. Join Scott Dillon, EVP & CTO at Wells Fargo, as he speaks about his approach to digital transformation.

You will hear:

  • An example of a bimodal approach
  • How to create digitally friendly operational lanes
  • The role of technology in the business and business in technology

4:20pm - 5:00pmClosing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Minneapolis Marriott City Center

Your Community Partners


Global Thought Leader
Keynote Sponsor
National Sponsors

Minneapolis CIO Program Manager


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

Franklin Kessler

503-972-4039

franklin.kessler@evanta.com