Minneapolis CIO Executive Summit

November 29, 2022 | Minneapolis Marriott City Center

November 29, 2022
Minneapolis Marriott City Center

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Minneapolis's top CIOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today:

Prioritizing data – ensuring accuracy, accessibility and literacy

Protecting what matters – communicating risk and building resilience

Driving innovation – optimizing processes and elevating customer experience

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

Ann Marie Janke

Neiman Marcus
CIO

Tammylynne Jonas

Donaldson
Global CIO

Don Monk

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

Mike Neill

C.H. Robinson
Chief Technology Officer

Carissa Rollins

Illumina
CIO

Tarek Tomes

State of Minnesota
CIO & Commissioner

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CIO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Minneapolis CIO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


November 28, 2022

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

Governing Body Private Dinner

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking.

November 29, 2022 - morning

7:45am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

How to Have Courageous Conversations

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Minda Harts

Workplace and Equity Consultant, Author

How do you make the workplace work for everyone? Acknowledging bias is the first step, but there’s so much more that can be done to ensure all voices are heard and amplified. Author Minda Harts shows us ways in which everyone can contribute to building a truly equitable workplace culture.

Join this keynote as Harts discusses:

  • Why courage is essential for leaders who are trying to create an equitable culture in the workplace
  • The difference between an ally and a success partner
  • How everyday actions can help make the workplace better for everybody

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

#EpicFail – A Ransomware Choose Your Own Adventure

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Jeff Gerber

CIO

Johnson Brothers Liquor

Whether it comes from across the globe or down the street, the ever-looming threat of a ransomware attack is always in the back of the IT and security executive’s mind. Get your collaborative and creative juices flowing in this gamified choose your own adventure.

In this interactive session attendees will:

  • Collaborate to identify threat responses
  • Respond to choices and forces out of their control
  • Discuss pitfalls and best practices

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Strategic Cloud Technology Predictions — Driving What's Next

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Cris Ross

CIO

Mayo Clinic

CIOs and IT leaders need to stay abreast of key trends across new and emerging technologies, driving innovation and re-shaping the cloud. Discover in this session what advancements are being delivered to accelerate these predictions.

Together we will explore:

  • What the future of automation can bring for new types of decision making
  • Strategies that are needed to effectively drive digital transformation with multiple clouds
  • The most important security issues of our time

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

The ROI for Change Management-Led Digital Transformation

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Mary Adams

Digital Transformation Officer

WalkMe

Effective organizational change management drives successful digital transformations. Correctly leveraged, CIOs can deploy technology that empowers end users through change and equips the workforce as change agents while navigating silos across the enterprise. With the right organizational strategies, companies can avoid stagnation and minimize disruption during transitional periods and unexpected events.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Best practices and challenges of promoting a culture of change
  • Promoting technology-enabled change management
  • Overcoming roadblocks to change and increasing agility and resiliency across the enterprise

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 Tori Herson at tori.herson@evanta.com

10:45am - 11:20am  Networking Break

10:50am - 11:15am  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

November 29, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Collaboration & Belonging in a Hybrid Work Environment

As organizations continue successfully working in hybrid work environments, IT leaders continue to look for ways to improve digital experiences. Sporadic in-office collaboration and networking in hybrid environments can be a challenge for growing global teams. In fostering an environment centered on belonging, employees can experience better connections with their teams.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Connecting global teams in a virtual environment
  • Building a sense of belonging for all individuals
  • Creating equal opportunities in hybrid conference rooms

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Data Trust, Protection and Compliance Through Automated Governance

Actionable data is key to remain competitive in the marketplace. Yet, the growing volume of data spread across many clouds and applications presents a challenge for data governance and protection. A data fabric architecture can abstract away the technological complexities to provide ‘always on’ reliable compliance.

Join this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • Applying regulatory policies and rules to your data assets automatically
  • Establishing an environment for highly automated governance
  • Reducing compliance and audit costs and risks

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: Tori Herson at tori.herson@evanta.com

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Work Rebalanced – Fueling Trust, Collaboration and Empowerment

Technology is no longer just an enabler of employee productivity; it is invaluable empowerment. To thrive in a world teeming with opportunity and potential pitfalls, organizations must create deeply considered strategies that include intelligent IT, empathic leadership, secure platforms, and tech empowerment.

Join this keynote to:

  • Understand the forces challenging and reshaping organizations today
  • Balance employee needs and challenges while securing and simplifying digital workspaces
  • Leverage technology to foster flexibility, collaboration and trust across the dispersed enterprise

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Let's Brainstorm! Solving the Talent Gap

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Ann Marie Janke

CIO

Neiman Marcus

Navigating the talent pool in a post-pandemic work environment has CIOs seeking out solutions to engage their teams and build up new talent. With employee expectations at an all-time high, CIOs are finding that now is the time to get creative.

Join this interactive session to debate and collaborate about team building scenarios including: 

  • Keeping the right people – thinking beyond just retention 
  • Mentoring a multigenerational workforce – creating operational excellence
  • Exploring employee potential – diversifying skill sets

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Cybersecurity Strategy — Getting Ready for the Next Event

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John Jacobs

Field CISO

Fortinet

Your digital transformation journey must be efficient, effective and secure. Where does cybersecurity fit into your post pandemic IT and digital enablement? With the recent shift in IT priorities, your CISO should be a strategic thinker and an ally who promotes security readiness as you shape your company or organization’s success.

In this session, you will explore:

  • The components of an effective cybersecurity strategy that drive your program and reduce risk
  • Strategies that ensure the major building blocks of your IT transformation are secured
  • Ways to evolve your cybersecurity strategy to align with line of business goals

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Creating a Human Experience for the Customer Journey

Two major priorities for CIOs are enabling employees to work more productively and improving the customer experience. Creating a holistic communications system around delivering positive experiences can achieve gains for both priorities. How can these changes support the kind of hyper-personalization and knowledge accumulation that delivers customer satisfaction at every step of the journey?

This session will address:

  • Developing a strategic communications system with the customer journey in mind
  • Creating customer experience synergies by blending capabilities like unified communications and contact centers
  • Real-world challenges and strategies to overcome them

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: Tori Herson at tori.herson@evanta.com

November 29, 2022 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:45pm  Networking Break

2:15pm - 2:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom Hosted by Comcast

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John Guillaume

Chief Design Officer

Comcast Business

Details coming soon.

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: Tori Herson at tori.herson@evanta.com

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Optimizing Decision Making with Advanced Analytics

The term "data-driven" is often used as a coveted descriptor for business excellence. But does this description hit the mark? A data-driven enterprise must convert trusted data while leaning heavily into predictive analytics to inform decision-making.

Join this interactive roundtable discussion as CIOs discuss:

  • Ensuring data quality standards truly benefit from analytical insights

  • Empowering the enterprise to make more data informed decisions

  • Troubleshooting to drive business 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 CxOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Tori Herson at tori.herson@evanta.com

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Bridging the Digital Divide — Bringing Broadband to Vibrant Rural Communities

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Teddy Bekele

Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer

Land O'Lakes

As a farmer-owned cooperative, Land O’Lakes has deep roots across rural America. It sees first-hand how the digital divide hits rural citizens. So when life took a dramatic digital shift and everyday activities like schoolwork, business and even doctors’ appointments moved online, Land O’ Lakes decided it was time to make rural broadband a priority.

Pull up a seat as CTO Teddy Bekele shares how one organization is:

  • Transforming both business and community
  • Furthering the use of precision agriculture technology
  • Fostering innovation that changes lives

4:20pm - 4:50pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Minneapolis Marriott City Center

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling (612) 349-4000. Please mention EVA to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $139 USD (plus tax) is November 14, 2022.

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Minneapolis CIO Program Manager


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

Tori Herson

Program Manager

(972) 983-1485

tori.herson@evanta.com