New York CIO Executive Summit

November 13, 2019 , New York Hilton Midtown

November 13, 2019
New York Hilton Midtown

Collaborate with your peers

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

New York CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Andre Bromes headshot

Andre Bromes

Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ, Inc
SVP & CIO

Kenneth Corriveau headshot

Kenneth Corriveau

Omnicom Media Group
SVP, CIO Worldwide

Michelle Garvey headshot

Michelle Garvey

J. Crew Group, Inc.
CIO

Warren Kudman headshot

Warren Kudman

Turner Construction Company
VP & Chief Information Officer

Earl Newsome headshot

Earl Newsome

Linde PLC
CIO/VP Americas

Atefeh Riazi headshot

Atefeh Riazi

United Nations
Assistant Secretary General & Chief Information Technology Officer

Janet Sherlock headshot

Janet Sherlock

Ralph Lauren Corp.
CIO

Michael Smith headshot

Michael Smith

The Estée Lauder Companies
Chief Information Officer

Agenda


November 12, 2019

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

Lessons from a Culture-Changing Growth Leader

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Viv Goldstein

Vice President

Bionic

The race to accelerate innovation starts small, relies upon courage and humility in equal measure, and requires a universal mindset to have a lasting impact. Viv Goldstein, who co-led a massive cultural transformation at General Electric now advises leaders across the Fortune 500 at Bionic, cuts through the complexity on how to simply get your people to think, act and behave in a different way. In this keynote, Goldstein will share culture-changing pearls of wisdom — including six top lessons for driving growth at companies large and small.

November 13, 2019 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Eye on Disruption — Rallying Around Change at CBS

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Philip Wiser

Chief Technology Officer & EVP

CBS

More than a year after taking the technology reigns at CBS, Phil Wiser is fully engaged in the rapid digital acceleration of a media standard bearer. That means embracing change and unifying culture in the midst of a high-profile merger. In this keynote, Wiser lays out his program for creating the digital future of a traditional enterprise, including:

  • Taking calculated risks while venturing into unknown territory
  • Building an all-star technology team committed to driving business value
  • Being authentic and entrepreneurial as a change leader 


9:00am - 9:20am  Networking Break

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future

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Swamy Kocherlakota

Global CIO

S&P Global

Providing the financial markets with essential information means your organization needs to be constantly innovating and staying ahead of the disruption curve. In this session, CIO Swamy Kocherlakota shares how S&P Global capitalizes on opportunities to upskill its workforce, stay abreast of the ever-changing needs of the markets and anticipate where they’re headed. You’ll learn ways to:

  • Digitize your business and drive your technology strategy to enable the journey
  • Create a roadmap to workplace of the future by educating your people on emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, Cloud and DevOps
  • Develop metrics and measures to demonstrate progress against your strategy


9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

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

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Bhavin Shah

CEO and Co-Founder

Moveworks

Varun Singh headshot

Varun Singh

Founder and VP of Product

Moveworks

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Ben Haines

SVP, Chief Information Officer

Verizon Media Group

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Bill Martiner

Head of Enterprise Technology

Compass

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

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Make Your Data Ready for AI

Andrea Markstrom headshot

Andrea Markstrom

Chief Information Officer

Blank Rome LLP

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Jeff Wilkinson

CIO

Delaware North Companies

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Ritika Gunnar

Vice President, Data and AI Expert Labs

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 and government sectors 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:  Monica Mast at 971-222-2385, or monica.mast@evanta.com.

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

The Shifting Winds of the Cloud

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Cesar Cheng

VP & CTO Americas

L'Oréal

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Adam Noble

SVP & Global CIO

Veritiv

Hailed as the most transformative force in IT since the dawn of the digital age, cloud-based operating models promise to optimize cost and increase agility. But it falls to the CIO to fulfill this promise. Learn from your peers to uncover:

  • How to proactively manage your cloud shift
  • Ways to optimize existing infrastructure with a hybrid-cloud
  • Where to leverage a multi-cloud model

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:  Monica Mast at 971-222-2385, or monica.mast@evanta.com.

10:10am - 10:40am  Networking Break

10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Discovering Intelligent Life-Saving Technology

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Daniel Barchi

SVP & CIO

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

When it comes to experimenting with AI, RPA and telemedicine at NewYork-Presbyterian, it’s not rocket science, but it could make a critical difference in brain surgery. CIO Daniel Barchi offers a case study-rich examination of how advanced technology is starting to move the needle in advanced health care. Barchi will cover:

  • Successes and failures of early AI, robotics and telemedicine deployments
  • Benefits of adoption – from creating efficient clinical pathways to improving back office environments
  • Risks associated with algorithmic bias


10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

The Journey to a Cloud Workforce

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Jeff Jagoda

Chrome Customer Engineer

Google

Accustomed to using cloud technology in their personal lives, today’s workforce expects the same seamless information access at work. But knowing where to start on the journey to a cloud workforce can be challenging and requires you to rethink the role of IT. In this session, Jeff Jagoda from Google Chrome will cover:

  • How to get started from a legacy environment
  • Where to focus if you are well on your way to embracing the cloud
  • Best practices from companies who have been there

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Accelerating Digital Transformation through an AI-Driven Unified Workforce Strategy

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Richard Martin

Senior IT Director & Global BRM - Procurement Technologies

PepsiCo

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Todd Treonze

SVP & CIO

Brooks Brothers

Susan Miller headshot

Susan Miller

CRO

Brightfield Strategies

New analytic techniques and data sources allow CIOs to optimize their IT workforce across all sources – consultants, temporary staff, BPO providers and permanent employees. CIOs using these new approaches fill open positions faster, secure hard-to-find IT skills and reduce overall costs. This roundtable discussion will explore these new data sources and AI/machine learning techniques, covering topics such as:

  • Forecasting IT skill needs
  • Linking IT strategy to optimal worker types, locations, and pricing
  • Analyzing consulting contracts to save costs and reduce project 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact:  Monica Mast at 971-222-2385, or monica.mast@evanta.com.

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Tracking the Next Phase of Enterprise Mobility

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David Strobelt

EVP & CIO

New York & Company

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Cindy Taibi

Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

New York Times

Like most things in the digital business, mobility has radically changed. High-speed network capabilities will usher in an era of “tech-to-tech” mobility, allowing savvy CIOs to harness deeper value from IoT and other next-gen, smart technology. Join this conversation to discuss:

  • The most critical aspects of a robust mobile strategy that is both foundational and flexible
  • Leveraging mobility to drive innovation and capture value at scale
  • Building security and compliance into your mobile program without sacrificing impact

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:  Monica Mast at 971-222-2385, or monica.mast@evanta.com.

November 13, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 11:50am  Networking Break

11:50am - 12:30pm  Lunch & Comments

Lunch & Interactive Discussion

In this networking lunch you have the opportunity to have relevant and topical conversations with your peers. The questions below can serve as a guideline to start your table conversations.

Developing IT leaders

  • What are human capital strategies for building and developing the specialized talent required for IT and business innovation?
  • How are IT leaders tackling challenges related to new ways of working and trying to manage multi-generational teams?
  • How do you integrate an overall leadership strategy into the IT side of the business?

Leveraging AI

  • How have you deployed AI initiatives; what has worked and what needs improvement? Share lessons learned.
  • How do you measure the return on investment from AI projects?
  • How do you drive employee engagement and overcome barriers to realizing AI’s true potential?

Customer-Centric Strategies

  • What data management strategies generate the most actionable insights into the digital needs and behaviors of your customers?
  • What have been your most successful tactics for increasing the speed with which your technology organization responds to customer demand and delivers value?
  • What is the role of the CIO in ensuring a seamless customer experience?

Executing While Modernizing

  • How are you helping the business to articulate “value” so that effort and energy are spent on the right things?
  • How can you liberate more of your human capital/talent to focus on transformative, value-added work, and less on “keeping the trains running on time?”
  • What can CIOs do to increase the change appetite of their organizations and foster a culture of continual evolution?

Improving the Pace of IT

  • What are the greatest friction areas in your organization, and what has been successful in reducing that friction?
  • What frameworks or operational models (e.g. agile, DevOps, reorganization) have been most successful in creating more efficient, effective technology organization? 
  • What can CIOs do to ensure that speed is a value of the entire organization, not just the technology org?

12:30pm - 1:00pm  Keynote

The CIO Mandate for Secure Cloud Transformation

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Jay Chaudhry

CEO, Chairman & Founder

Zscaler, Inc.

Munish Dargan headshot

Munish Dargan

CIO

Genpact

The cloud and mobility are powerful enablers of digital transformation, but many IT organizations are grappling with legacy architectures and processes that haven't evolved in over 30 years. When apps lived in the data center, it made sense to invest in a 'hub-and-spoke' protection network to employ a 'castle-and-moat' security model. But agility demands from internal and external stakeholders in the new world of SaaS, cloud and mobility requires organizations to evolve their network and security architectures. In this session, we'll 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

1:00pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Humanizing Your Customer through AI, Data and Machines

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Haile Owusu

SVP, Head of Data Sciences

WarnerMedia

Riveted by the power of emerging technologies to analyze and predict user patterns, the CNN technology team had to click pause and flip the perspective: How can AI, Machine Learning and data science allow us to view our audience as humans, not simply blips on the latest analytics report? In this session, WarnerMedia Head of Data Science Haile Owusu explores:

  • CNN’s full circle journey toward valuing human experience beyond technology acceleration
  • Successfully building in-house data sciences and ML capabilities to treat its audience as humans
  • Strategies to build a long-term viewer/customer relationship – refusing to sacrifice for short-term gain

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Driving Data-Centric Culture for a Business 4.0-Ready Organization

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Kumar Amitesh

Global Head, Sales & Solutions - Analytics & Insights

Tata Consultancy Services

In today’s digital economy, enterprises around the world are witnessing an explosion of data. Businesses must make rapid decisions based on accurate data and actionable insights to stay on top of the game. In this session, you’ll explore how to:

  • Reap dividends from sustainable behavioral change for your organization to be Business 4.0TM ready
  • Chart a data-driven, analytics-led roadmap by scaling up a ‘Data and AI Democratization’ model
  • Discover the unexplored dimensions of data by leveraging evolving data regulations and open data’s potential

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Building API Strategy for the Smart Enterprise

Vineet Bansal headshot

Vineet Bansal

SVP & CTO

Swiss RE America Holding Corporation

Cindy Finkelman headshot

Cindy Finkelman

Chief Information Officer

FactSet

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Greg Felice

Customer Success Lead

Apigee, Part of 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 discussion 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:  Monica Mast at 971-222-2385, or monica.mast@evanta.com.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

RPA — Automation’s Golden Age

Krishna Bhagavathula headshot

Krishna Bhagavathula

CTO

National Basketball Association

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Michael Smith

Chief Information Officer

The Estée Lauder Companies

Toss out the manual on redundancies in the business process; RPA is automating its way to greater efficiencies and a brighter bottom line. This CIO session is a mix of RPA advocates, early adopters and outside observers — joining forces to learn from each other and explore:

  • How peers have deployed Robotic Process Automation— what has worked and what needs work
  • How to measure the return on investment for automated processes
  • How to overcome human barriers — such as employee engagement ­and leadership buy-in — to realize the full potential of RPA

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:  Monica Mast at 971-222-2385, or monica.mast@evanta.com.

November 13, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:40pm  Networking Break

2:40pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Telling Your Story… in Six Words

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Earl Newsome

CIO/VP Americas

Linde PLC

For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s powerful retort when challenged to tell a story in six words, Earl Newsome’s go-to leadership mantra is compact and compelling. When motivating at-risk youth, Newsome’s deft reply to “I’ll never be a CIO,” doubles as a six-word challenge: You’re the story you tell yourself. In this interactive exercise, you’ll share a few choice words with the Earl of New York CIOs — crafting and collaborating over the six words that epitomize your one-of-a-kind legacy.


2:40pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

The Ninja Guide to Building Teams and Creating Engagement

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Steven Wolk

Chief Technology Officer

P.C. Richard & Son, Inc.

Sure, ninjas are cool and fun to talk about. More importantly, they’re a superhuman symbol of transcendent leadership – always 100 percent engaged. They equate their personal achievement with the success of the team and the greater mission. How productive would your teams be if they were always completely engaged like ninjas? In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Interview and hiring tips to ensure you get the people you need
  • Techniques to build your bench by creating a reserve of goodwill
  • Tools to better communicate with, and motivate, a fully-aligned, fully-engaged team


2:40pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Next-Gen Cloud Security Architectures for the Cloud-First Future

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Amit Basu

Vice President & CIO

International Seaways

Jim Panos headshot

Jim Panos

CIO

Central National-Gottesman, Inc.

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Nitin Patel

CIO

New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services

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Paul Martini

CEO

iboss

As businesses rely more on cloud apps, they must refocus security from defending perimeters to following users regardless of location. Security executives are being challenged to ensure that enterprise data remains secure in a cloud first world. In this session you’ll discuss:

  • Advantages of cloud security solutions based on a Cloud 2.0 architecture
  • How you can more seamlessly transition security from appliances
  • Ways to incorporate the cloud into a fully articulated security strategy

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:  Monica Mast at 971-222-2385, or monica.mast@evanta.com.

2:40pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Rapid-Fire Results — Dialing in Your Agile Designs

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Sigal Zarmi

Head of Transformation

Morgan Stanley

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Karen Beebe

CIO and SVP, Operations

Vineyard Vines

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:  Monica Mast at 971-222-2385, or monica.mast@evanta.com.

3:30pm - 3:50pm  Networking Break

3:50pm - 3:55pm  Closing Comments

3:55pm - 4:25pm  Keynote

No Limits, No Boundaries — Conquering the Impossible

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Minda Dentler

Ironman Triathlete, Polio Survivor

Author & Thought Leader

Minda Dentler, paralyzed with polio as an infant, overcame failure and roadblocks to become the first female wheelchair athlete to complete Kona’s vaunted Ironman World Championship. In this keynote, Minda challenges attendees to see beyond their fears, get back up, set goals and conquer their personal Ironman.


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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

New York Hilton Midtown

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National Thought Leaders
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New York CIO Program Manager


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

Monica Mast

971-222-2385

monica.mast@evanta.com