Minneapolis CIO Executive Summit

December 11, 2019 , Hilton Minneapolis

December 11, 2019
Hilton 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

Kathryn Freytag headshot

Kathryn Freytag

Donaldson
VP & CIO

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Todd Hauschildt

Optum Inc.
CIO, Optum OmniChannel

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Justin Kershaw

Cargill, Inc.
Corporate VP & CIO

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Don Monk

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

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Mike Neill

C.H. Robinson
Chief Technology Officer

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Tarek Tomes

State of Minnesota
CIO & Commissioner

Agenda


December 10, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Casino Night

The Governing Body of Minneapolis CIOs and invited guests are welcome to join us for a fun, casual, interactive spin on the annual Governing Body Dinner. Casino Night at the Hilton Minneapolis will feature table games, food and drinks as we celebrate the start of another “By CIOs, For CIOs” executive gathering.

December 11, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:00am  Opening Comments

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

Preparing to Adapt to an Unknown Future

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Mike McNamara

EVP & CIO

Target

We all approach technology transformation differently. With perspectives that vary, how can we come together to plan for an uncertain future as technology changes more quickly than ever? 

Hear from Mike McNamara, EVP & CIO at Target, as he discusses:

  • Operationalizing innovation and agility
  • Modernizing infrastructure to enable speed and flexibility
  • Building a future-proof team

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Advanced AI for the CIO — Not all AI is Created Equal

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Bhavin Shah

CEO and Co-Founder

Moveworks

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Varun Singh

Founder and VP of Product

Moveworks

CIOs recognize the potential of AI, but it’s often unclear how best to apply it and implement it. Learn what makes AI for enterprise IT unique and what use cases are best suited for AI and machine learning. In this session, Moveworks founder and CEO Bhavin Shah will explore:

  • Why machine learning with small data is essential for enterprise use cases
  • Why advanced conversational AI is key to unlocking employee productivity
  • Case studies with CIOs who are implementing AI initiatives and the results they have delivered

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Mindful Leadership

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Sarah Engstrom

CISO and Vice President of IT Security, Productivity and Privacy

CHS Inc.

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Beth Singer

Data Protection Manager

CHS

The benefits of mindful leadership read like a fantasy wish list ­– better self-awareness, wider emotional intelligence, reduced stress, increased clarity and productivity at work. Building upon leadership principles from thought leaders, and sharing their own experiences, Sarah Engstrom and Beth Singer present a compelling case for mindful leadership.

Join this session to learn how to:

  • Practice mindfulness and shape your teams
  • Connect your leadership and values
  • Reframe how you show up every day

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

M&A — The CIO as a Strategic Driver

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Tom Butterfield

EVP, Chief Technology and Operations Officer

TCF Bank

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Brett Brunick

CIO

TCF Bank

As enterprise organizations continue to grow and adjust through mergers and acquisitions, it is imperative that IT has a seat at the strategy table.

Consider the following in this peer discussion:

  • Lessons learned from past mergers and acquisitions
  • Vulnerabilities that may penetrate your network
  • New technologies and strategies that have been acquired — keep or toss?

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, Matt Ellis matt.ellis@evanta.com.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Translating Technology to Your Non-Tech Peers

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Benjamin Davis

EVP and Chief Digital Officer

Cambria

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Tammylynne Jonas

Global CIO

Self Esteem Brands

Whether it is the Board of Directors or a business peer, the outsider perspective of IT is very different than those within technology. When it comes to explaining an initiative that requires buy-in, how do we prevent getting the all-too-familiar glazed-over look?

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • How to gain buy-in to build a foundation
  • How others explain IT and how much detail to provide
  • Collaborating with other business units to create value

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Define and Debunk the Almighty 'Digital Transformation'

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Marc Carlson

VP, CIO

Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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Don Monk

VP and CIO, Technology and Solutions, Global Business Solutions

General Mills, Inc.

The cliché phrase of digital transformation is overused and enigmatic. It’s unclear if any two organizations even define it the same way.

Come together to:

  • Define what DT means to you and your organization
  • Compare and contrast how that differs from your peers
  • Look forward to predict the next catchphrase

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Let's Clear the Air — A Cloud Conversation Extended

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Kathryn Freytag

VP & CIO

Donaldson

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Mark Vaupel

VP, IT Services

Hormel Foods Corporation

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Anandh Asokan

Solution Delivery Director

Perficient

CIOs pursuing a viable cloud strategy must strike a delicate balance. Buy or build? Public, private or hybrid?  Continue the conversation from our last gathering to compare progress. 

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

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 Matt Ellis @ matt.ellis@evanta.com.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

December 11, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:30pm  Lunch & Comments

11:55am - 12:30pm  Keynote

Tabletop Networking

Enjoy a more casual format for lunch with questions available on hand to learn more about your peers. 

12:30pm - 1:00pm  Networking Break

1:00pm - 1:50pm  Interactive Session

Digital Transformation is Here — Now What?

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Teddy Bekele

Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer

Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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Tom Butterfield

EVP, Chief Technology and Operations Officer

TCF Bank

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Tarek Tomes

CIO & Commissioner

State of Minnesota

‘Digital Transformation’ has lost its luster.  The transformation has happened, or has at least started.  What is the next great thing for CIOs to think about?  Join your peers to hear their stories and plans for the next catchphrase that’s yet to come.

Hear from this panel on:

  • What’s emerging next?
  • What are the key priorities driving how we look at the future?
  • Specifics on strategic and tactical planning

1:00pm - 1:50pm  Executive Boardroom

Being a Strategic Leader — CIO Transformation

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Matt Pammer

CIO

Prime Therapeutics

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Hunter Saklad

CIO

Sleep Number

Value accelerator. Customer-centric champion. Trusted business partner. CIOs have their marching orders for the coming decade — and no one can paint the empowered IT leader with one brush. This roundtable eschews table stakes to explore what is possible for the forward-thinking, business-enabling CIO. You will discuss:

  • How to walk alongside the business to understand pain points and remove IT barriers to progress
  • How to demonstrate expertise as a true business leader — asserting that mentality throughout the IT organization
  • How to revitalize culture, boost velocity of delivery and revolutionize business from technology out

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 Matt Ellis matt.ellis@evanta.com.

1:00pm - 1:50pm  Executive Boardroom

Business Continuation/Disaster Recovery – Are You Prepared?

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Ross Gilbertson

SVP & CIO

Northern Tool + Equipment

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Mary Lynne Perushek

CIO

Mortenson

Hurricanes, wildfires and man-made disasters threaten your operations every day. Are your systems up? Can your staff get to work? What happens when they aren’t available? How much/what kind of data do you need? Where is it located?

Come prepared to share:

  • Creative, reliable and cost-effective solutions you have uncovered
  • Ways to improve your DR/BC posture to ensure your organization can operate when disaster strikes
  • Your thoughts on what constitutes an adequate budget

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 Matt Ellis matt.ellis@evanta.com.

1:50pm - 2:10pm  Networking Break

December 11, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 3:00pm  Breakout Session

Acknowledge the Problem and Do Something About IT

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Kathryn Freytag

VP & CIO

Donaldson

Tammylynne Jonas headshot

Tammylynne Jonas

Global CIO

Self Esteem Brands

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Erin Riebe

EVP & CIO

Taylor Corporation

We all know there is a gender disparity within upper leadership of IT.  While there have been tremendous strides, the CIO role is still widely underrepresented.

Hear from three powerhouse women as they discuss:

  • Their journey of breaking through the glass ceiling
  • Suggestions on how to elevate your team
  • How diversity can help a company’s bottom line

2:10pm - 3:00pm  Executive Boardroom

At Your Service — Connecting with the Digital Consumer

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Alan Abramson, Ph.D.

SVP & CIO

HealthPartners, Inc.

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Matt Pammer

CIO

Prime Therapeutics

For many organizations, the digital ecosystem begins with the customer. To capture maximum value, CIOs must ensure that the consumer experience is seamless – creating the right channels for connection, capturing and utilizing the right data to innovate products or services, and enhancing the speed-to-delivery for new business lines.

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • The expectations of the digital-first customer
  • The CIO’s role in product development and design in a digital economy
  • How to evolve a data-centric approach to consumer insight and foster new business opportunities 

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 Matt Ellis matt.ellis@evanta.com.

2:10pm - 3:00pm  Executive Boardroom

Rapid-Fire Results — Dialing in Your Agile Designs

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Jim Jones

VP & CIO

Great River Energy

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Ken Smith

Director of IT

Daktronics

In the burgeoning space of agile development and delivery, if technology leaders aren’t setting the pace, they are scurrying to keep pace with nonstop business-wide demand. See how you measure up and what needs shoring up in a roundtable that probes agile’s many angles, including:

  • Reducing friction; achieving a collaborative mindset to iterate faster and show value
  • Setting up cross-functional teams focused on products/outcomes over process
  • Considering the future state delivery model and agile’s transforming capabilities at scale

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 Matt Ellis matt.ellis@evanta.com.

3:00pm - 3:20pm  Networking Break

3:20pm - 3:25pm  Closing Comments

3:25pm - 4:15pm  Keynote

Criminal Perspectives – Past, Present and Future of Cybercrime

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Brett Johnson

Former US Most Wanted Cybercriminal and Original Internet Godfather

If you want to know about crime, ask a cybercriminal. Join "The Original Internet Godfather" Brett Johnson for a one-of-a-kind presentation on security and leadership in the new threat landscape. Considered one of the best social engineers in the world, he will share how he learned to live on the right side of the law. 

In this keynote, Brett will dive into:

  • The current state of crime and common flags, from synthetic fraud to account takeovers
  • The power of organized networks – for good or harm – and ways to disrupt criminals
  • What’s next, and what you can do to protect yourself and your business

4:15pm - 4:40pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hilton Minneapolis

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leader
Local Sponsors

Minneapolis CIO Program Manager


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

Matt Ellis

971-978-5066

matt.ellis@evanta.com