Philadelphia CIO Executive Summit

November 6, 2019, Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing

November 6, 2019
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing

Collaborate with your peers

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

Philadelphia CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Tricia Blair headshot

Tricia Blair

Aon Corporation
Chief Digital Officer

Greg Driscoll headshot

Greg Driscoll

The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
Senior VP, Service Operations & Chief Information Officer

Francisco Fraga headshot

Francisco Fraga

Campbell Soup
VP, Chief Technology & Information Officer

Kisha Hortman Hawthorne headshot

Kisha Hortman Hawthorne

Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Health Care Administration, CIO & SVP

Dawn Kirchner-King headshot

Dawn Kirchner-King

Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Chief Information Officer

Ed Malinowski headshot

Ed Malinowski

BAYADA Home Health Care
CIO & CISO

John Marcante headshot

John Marcante

Vanguard
CIO & Managing Director

Justin Mennen headshot

Justin Mennen

Rite Aid Corporation
SVP & CIO

Vishi Viswanathan headshot

Vishi Viswanathan

The Day & Zimmermann Group, Inc.
CIO & SVP Business Services

Agenda


November 5, 2019 - afternoon

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

The Governing Body of Philadelphia CIOs and invited guests are welcome to join us for a fun, casual, interactive spin on the annual Governing Body Dinner. Tonight will feature magic and mind-reading, food and drinks as we celebrate the start of another “By CIOs, For CIOs” executive gathering.

November 6, 2019 - morning

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

7:30am - 7:45am  Opening Comments

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Creating a Company of Owners in IT

 Business leaders are always hunting for ways to squash culture killers, cultivate a fun business climate and boost employee relationships and engagement. Dr. Daren Martin provides a blueprint for business leaders to architect a thriving culture and maximize employee engagement.

Join this opening keynote presentation and:

  • Increase your companies’ net profitability by as much as 756%
  • Significantly improve employee engagement and retain top talent
  • The ABCs of architecting your very own Company of Owners

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Transforming IT into a Strategic Revenue Generator

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. Justin Mennen, CIO, Rite Aid draws from his experience as a strategic leader as he eschews table stakes to explore what is possible for the forward-thinking, business-enabling CIO.

He 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
  • How to revitalize culture, boost velocity of delivery and revolutionize business from technology out

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Creating a Company of Owners Workshop

 Business leaders are always hunting for ways to squash culture killers, cultivate a fun business climate and boost employee relationships and engagement. Dr. Daren Martin provides a blueprint for business leaders to architect a thriving culture and maximize employee engagement.

Join this opening workshop to learn how to:

  • Increase your companies’ net profitability by as much as 756%
  • Significantly improve employee engagement and retain top talent
  • The ABCs of architecting your very own Company of Owners

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Closing the Gap – DevOps Transformation

DevOps increasingly plays an important role in transforming today’s digital landscape and driving business revenue. To quickly deliver new customer-centric services or simply just to fail fast, IT teams are transitioning to DevOps models that close the gap between development and operations while drastically increasing their business relevance.

During this boardroom discussion, we’ll unpack:

  • Defining DevOps and envisioning an outcome
  • Successes in transforming your delivery model
  • Common pitfalls in driving DevOps in organizations

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: Dawn Meyer at 971-978-5032 or dawn.meyer@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Driving Collaborative Innovation

At Tokio Marine North America, Andy Santacroce is part of a team leading the continued evolution and integration of IT and its business. This strategic collaboration has triggered a transformational shift where business processes and technology complement each another to deliver exceptional results. 

Join this session to learn practical advice on:

  • Collaborative solution development and innovation
  • Communicating at the right level 
  • Transparency across all stakeholders 

10:20am - 11:10am  Interactive Session

Crafting the Digital Customer Experience

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 workshop, 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

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Rapid-Fire Results — Dialing in Your Agile Designs

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 CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Dawn Meyer at 971-978-5032 or dawn.meyer@evanta.com

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

November 6, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:20pm  Lunch & Comments

12:20pm - 12:50pm  Keynote

A Science-Focused Approach to Digital Transformation

How do you make large organizations more agile, customer-centric and flexible? There are myriad answers, and GSK is using their science-focused approach to guide the way. Matt Lasmanis, VP of Pharma US Tech, is leading the transformation of the GSK tech culture, empowering his teams to achieve outcomes with clarity over certainty.

In the presentation, Matt will discuss:

  • Leading experiment-driven, data and product-oriented teams and avoiding non-failure driven culture
  • Empowering teams to make decisions closer to the ground
  • Shifting mindset of teams to be more agile and business-minded

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Interactive Session

Finding Creative Solutions to Complex Problems

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 moderated workshop session. The results promise to be nothing short of powerful.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

The Shifting Winds of the Cloud

Hailed as the most transformative force in IT since the dawn of the digital age, cloud-based operating models promise to optimize costs and increase agility. But it falls to the CIO to fulfil 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 CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Dawn Meyer at 971-978-5032 or dawn.meyer@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Revolutionizing the Business with an Innovative Mindset

In an increasingly competitive landscape, new thinking, technology and ways of doing business are essential. Behind the mantra of “disrupt or be disrupted,” CIOs must embrace experimentation and leverage innovation. This interactive conversation examines surefire ways to embed innovation into your organization, including:

  • Evaluating new and emerging technologies, and building sound business cases for their implementation
  • Exploring methodologies and strategies for defining new business opportunities 
  • Promoting an inclusive culture of innovation rooted in practical, measurable outcomes

November 6, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Transforming Enterprise Leadership for Digital

 Most digital business model transformations are failing. What distinguishes effective enterprises is a commitment to a more distributed IT delivery model—where IT leads the necessary changes in governance models and digital talent incubation, to support distributed and multidisciplinary digital business teams who lead an increasing amount of the technology delivery.

Join this session to learn:

  • Key pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • How companies are embracing the ethos of central orchestration
  • Ways to accelerate a successful business transformation

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

AI and Machine Learning — Building a Business Case

As more enterprises test-and-commit to AI and machine learning-based solutions, many CIOs sit poised to wade into the emerging waters — often weighed down by questions. Who is successfully deploying AI? What progress and what challenges have they seen so far? Join this session for a peer-to-peer exchange of perspectives, including:

  • Finding opportunities to use AI and ML in the modern enterprise
  • Sorting out AI hype versus reality when searching for valid solutions 
  • Building a business case for AI and ML implementations

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: Dawn Meyer at 971-978-5032 or dawn.meyer@evanta.com

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Equipping the Future with the Right Talent for IT

Any digital strategy cannot be absent of a plan for IT talent. Whether it’s retooling the skillsets of existing staff or attracting new talent with the right stuff, IT is at the heart of any organization’s ability to keep pace in a fast-moving digital era. 

This interactive session explores: 

  • Human capital strategies for finding the specialized talent required of innovation
  • Fresh approaches to talent attraction, development and retention
  • The impacts from new ways of working – think flexible scheduling or at-home work arrangements – and managing multi-generational teams


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: Dawn Meyer at 971-978-5032 or dawn.meyer@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Leading an Iconic Company into the Digital Future

In an increasingly competitive landscape, with lower barriers to entry, digitization can play a critical role in enabling established companies to be successful. As the chief information and technology officer at Campbell Soup Company, Francisco Fraga confirmed that delivering on the promise of digital transformation to support the company strategy requires much more than technology. In his keynote, he shares the digitization journey to date of the 150-year-old iconic company, including

  • What’s digital transformation at Campbell
  • The role of the IT organization
  • The critical elements necessary to succeed in digitization

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

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

Dawn Meyer

(971) 300-3139

dawn.meyer@evanta.com