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Philadelphia CIO Executive Summit

November 17, 2022 | Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing

November 17, 2022
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Philadelphia'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:

Creating a Thriving Tech Culture Across the Business

Overcoming the Talent Barrier with Successful Strategy

Building Strength in Cyber – communicating risk and building resilience

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

Joshua Beeman

University of Pennsylvania
Associate CIO

Tricia Blair

Aon Corporation
Chief Digital Officer

Dawn Kirchner-King

Armstrong World Industries
CIO

Edward Malinowski

Bayada Home Health Care
CIO & CISO

Vishi Viswanathan

Day & Zimmermann Group
CIO & SVP Business Services

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 Philadelphia 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 16, 2022

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception — Casino Night!

The Governing Body of Philadelphia CIOs and invited guests are welcome to join us for a fun, interactive spin on the annual Governing Body Welcome Reception. Casino Night at Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing will feature table games, food and drinks to kick off our “By CIOs, For CIOs” executive gathering.

November 17, 2022 - morning

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

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

Stress Management Strategies for Effective Leadership

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Oluyinka Ajirotutu

Stress Management & Lifestyle Change Expert

Guest Speaker

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), there are an unprecedented number of employees struggling with stress and mental health concerns that negatively impact their work and home life. The skill of stress management is more important than ever for leaders to motivate and support their teams effectively while sustaining personal wellbeing.  

Join this interactive keynote to:  

  • Understand the critical role leaders play regarding stress management that can improve employee morale, retention and productivity 
  • Learn key strategies to reduce stress, overcome burnout and develop resilience in the face of challenges
  • Develop a comprehensive stress management plan that will result in long-term wellbeing and enhanced quality of life

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Getting Cybersecurity Right — The New Normal for Digital Acceleration

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Willi Nelson

Field CISO, OT

Fortinet

Your OT digital transformation journey must be efficient, effective and secure. Where does cybersecurity fit into your post pandemic IT/OT and digital enablement? With the recent shift in priorities, your CISO should be a strategic thinker and an ally who promotes security readiness as you shape your 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/OT transformation are secured
  • Ways to evolve your cybersecurity strategy to align with line of business goals

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Developing Data Warehouses with Analytics in Mind

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John Walsh

Head of Commercial IT, North America

Otsuka America

Data and Analytics initiatives often remain incomplete due to a high learning curve and the failure to scale the highly specialized processing of data for analytics and data science projects. These factors can inhibit poor adoption and usage in the enterprise. Join this session to hear John Walsh, Head of IT North America, Otsuka Systems’ data journey and their lessons learned.

In this session you’ll discover:

  • How to utilize data warehouses to enable analytics and new products
  • The governance and scale concerns they faced when managing a large data project
  • Lessons learned along the way

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

The Role of the CIO in Converging Industries

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Paul Thompson

Sr. Principal Industry Strategist, Commercial Healthcare

DXC Technology Company

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James Edmunds

Vice President, Information Technology

Allan Myers

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John Heidelberger

Global Head of Technology Consulting

Willis Towers Watson

The overlap and subsequent convergence of different industries for CIOs has been underway for a decade and is rapidly accelerating.  For example, customers have new expectations from the healthcare industry influenced by their retail and banking experiences. The modern CIO has opportunity to drive completely new innovations by combining elements from different industries within reach.


In this session, we will discuss:

  • Technology enablement of the industry convergence trend and possible 5 year outcomes
  • Competition, compliance, and product development in an industry-converged environment
  • Security, privacy, and risk for new healthcare entrants

More information on the content of this session 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 CxOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Jeff Hull

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 17, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Let's Brainstorm! Solving the Talent Gap

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Dan Alig

CIO - The Wharton School

University of Pennsylvania

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


11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Instituting Adaptive Enterprise Wide Governance

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Dawn Kirchner-King

CIO

Armstrong World Industries

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Edward Malinowski

CIO & CISO

Bayada Home Health Care

Today's rapidly evolving enterprise requires a governance model balanced with agility and conformance performance. According to Gartner, traditional IT governance cannot meet the needs of today's digital business. Organizations will need to deliver adaptive decision-making capabilities in pursuit of achieving the right governance outcomes to ensure a focus on strategic direction, effective execution, adaptability and composability.

 In this session, CIO's will discuss:

  • Introducing adaptability amongst ongoing market uncertainty
  • Prioritizing risk-adjusted execution flexibility
  • Motivating teams with desired business goal attainment


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 Jeff Hull, Program Manager.

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Strengthen Data Operations Through Data Observability

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Josh Benamram

Co-Founder and CEO

Databand, an IBM Company

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Ed Jablonski

EVP, CTO

Fulton Financial

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Helane Stein

SVP & CIO

Brixmor Property Group

Data observability is the natural evolution of the data quality movement and a strategic approach can accelerate an organization’s ability to resolve data issues quickly. How can CIOs integrate activities and technologies into the end-to-end data operations workflow to enhance visibility and propel the business forward?

Join this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • The mix of activities and technologies that create greater data observability
  • Best practices of incident management applied to data operations
  • Building end-to-end visibility to accelerate incident response

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: 

Jeff Hull - Jeff.Hull@Evanta.com

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

The Changing Role of a Security Leader and What It Means to You

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Lenny Zeltser

CISO

Axonius

As the world of information technology continues to change, so does the role of the security leader. As a CIO, its best consider how the current trends in IT and business affect your professional journey. Does your current approach to security leadership set you up for success?

Join this session to learn how experienced security leaders:

  • Align their security strategy to the business it aims to support
  • Ask the right questions to excel in challenging situations
  • Gain support of their efforts from non-security stakeholders

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Moving Forward — A CIO’s Perspective

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Christine Converse Hogan

CIO Advisor

Zoom Video Communications

The world is changing. Employees, clients and companies are evolving as we enter the next phase of the pandemic. What are they thinking, where are they going - A CIO's point of view.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Defining the new “normal” that works for your company
  • Providing a modern, flexible experience for employees and customers
  • Brainstorming creative ways to keep employees engaged

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Building Resilient Cybersecurity Strategies

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Matt Green

CIO

PPL

With a threat landscape that changes every day, it is crucial to keep cybersecurity strategies fresh and dynamic. As they say, it’s not about if a cyber-attack will happen – but when. Is your team prepared?

Join this interactive session to brainstorm cybersecurity hurdles including: 

  • Navigating third-party risks
  • Deterring insider threats
  • Communicating with the board during a crisis

 

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

CIO as a Strategic Change Agent

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Jack Allison

CIO

Republic Bank

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Jeff Linso

Sr. Vice President Information Technology and Security

PetroChoice Lubrication Solutions

Today's CIO has a unique opportunity to act as a change agent for an entire organization. According to Gartner, almost 70% of organizations have accelerated their digital business initiatives in the wake of the pandemic disruption, thereby increasing the volume, frequency and complexity of change. Traditional change management is no longer sufficient for organizations to foster growth in a post-pandemic era in which change is a constant.

Join this session to discuss: 

  • Fostering an organization of change minded individuals
  • Enabling change to achieve digital transformation
  • Communicating strategically and effectively

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: 

Jeff Hull - Jeff.Hull@Evanta.com

November 17, 2022 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:40pm  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 - 3:20pm  Keynote

Influencing the Next Generation of IT Leaders

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Vishi Viswanathan

CIO & SVP Business Services

Day & Zimmermann Group

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Navi Grewal

EVP, Digital and Technology

MasterBrand Cabinets

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Melanie Harris

CIO

School District Of Philadelphia

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Mark Wheeler

Chief Information Officer

City of Philadelphia, PA

There is no longer a one-stop-shop for how you develop your people into the next generation of IT leaders. Join Melanie Harris, School District of Philadelphia and Navi Grewal of MasterBrand Cabinets for a candid discussion of the approaches that each of these CIOs have taken to utilize what Philadelphia's technology community has to offer.  

In this panel discussion, you will learn:

  • Developing a holistic approach to leadership development
  • Embracing the implications of a changing workplace
  • Understanding development needs of future leaders and adapting strategies to meet those needs

3:20pm - 4:15pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering


Location


MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-888-225-9664. Please mention Evanta Executive Summit to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $239 USD (plus tax) is October 24, 2022.

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

Jeff Hull

Program Manager

214-649-0033

jeff.hull@evanta.com