Phoenix CIO Executive Summit

October 11, 2019 | Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

October 11, 2019
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

Collaborate with your peers

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

Phoenix CIO Governing Body

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


Mike Goodwin


Mike Lettman

US Department of Homeland Security
Cyber Security Advisor (CSA) Arizona- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Jason Lish

Advisor Group

Spencer Mott

McKesson Corporation
Former CISO

Todd Redfoot
Chief Privacy & Risk Officer

Justin Replogle

Honeywell Aerospace

J.R. Sloan

State of Arizona
Interim CIO

Tina Thorstenson

Arizona State University
Deputy Chief Information Officer, IT Governance, Policy & Information Security CISO


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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

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Tim Roemer


State of Arizona

Enjoy a networking dinner with the Phoenix Governing Body, facilitated by the CISO for Arizona, Tim Roemer. Unpack how collaboration and teamwork are moving us forward in 2020.

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

7:45am - 8:00am  Opening Comments

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

Driving Digitization — Aligning Business and Blockchain

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Sathish Muthukrishnan

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Honeywell Aerospace

Blockchain presents an enormous opportunity for business-focused CIOs, but moving from hype-cycle concept to practical reality requires a deeper understanding of the technological possibilities and profound business impact. Join Sathish Muthukrishnan, Chief Digital and Information Officer for Honeywell Aerospace to uncover how a digital business paradigm created a new revenue source in just four months.

In this keynote, you’ll discover:

  • Customer perspectives that focused business objectives
  • Elements of the high-performing team that loves a challenge
  • Digitization strategies that brought lasting business

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  CIO Featured Session

Achieve 100% Analytics Adoption with a New Class of Enterprise Intelligence

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Hugh Owen

Senior Vice President, Product

MicroStrategy, Inc.

Despite having access to a wealth of data, enterprises still struggle to effectively deliver trusted insights to the entire workforce—preventing them from realizing the full value of their data investments. Overcoming this challenge takes pervasive adoption of trusted analytics.
This session will cover:

  • Mastering the next wave of Enterprise Intelligence with zero-click analytics
  • Empowering your workforce to get more from tools they use, every day
  • Using mobile productivity apps to impact every business role and function

9:00am - 9:50am  CIO Executive Boardroom

Digital Transformation — Beyond Buzzwords

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Diane Burley

VP, Content


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Jason Lish


Advisor Group

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Shaun Marion


Republic Services, Inc.

What is digital transformation? One thing is certain — it’s the hottest topic for Phoenix IT leaders. Executives are united in seeking to leverage the disruptive power of new technologies in their industries. And to what end?
Join this boardroom to discuss how:

  • CIOs across industries are defining digital transformation
  • Businesses are prioritizing individual transformation opportunities
  • AI and ML is disrupting the status quo

Executive boardrooms are private, closed-door discussions that encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Led Rhodes at 503-972-4431 or

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  CIO Featured Session

Build, Don’t Buy, a Digital Ready Workforce

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Jamie Smith


University of Phoenix

Take a closer look at how to transform a traditional technology workforce by leaning into new technology and digital skills. Jamie Smith dives into a customer journey focused transformation, which helped scale agility throughout the University of Phoenix, reduced cost of delivery by 30% and created a workforce ready for a world defined through code.

In this session, you’ll discover how to:

  • Embrace the digital native mindset
  • Foster a culture of experimentation
  • Shape transformation pathways that help non-coders see the world as code

10:20am - 11:10am  CIO Executive Boardroom

Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise – Data-Driven Best Practices

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Hugh Owen

Senior Vice President, Product

MicroStrategy, Inc.

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Tracy Powers

Director, Master and Reference Data


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Eric Leader


Verity Health System

Enterprises aspire to maximize their return on investment from data, and to quickly take advantage of the latest innovations in analytics, mobility, cloud, and AI/machine learning. Yet too many organizations struggle with disparate data systems, inconsistent data, closed architectures, and tools that only empower a fraction of the workforce. In this peer-driven discussion, discover:

  • What industry leaders are doing to overcome these challenges and transform their businesses
  • How to apply the right tools and structure to balance counteractive forces, such as agility vs. governance
  • How to empower individuals and teams with access to those tools, while establishing a single version of truth

Executive boardrooms are private, closed-door discussions that encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs and CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Led Rhodes at 503-972-4431 or

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

11:40am - 12:20pm  Lunch & Comments

12:20pm - 12:50pm  Keynote

The Mandate for Secure Cloud Transformation

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Manoj Apte

Chief Strategy Officer


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Daniel Shuler


Phoenix Children's Hospital

The new way of work is remote, mobile-first, and cloud-based. Employees expect instant, secure access to applications, information, and resources. Meanwhile, threats proliferate, VPNs lag, hardware costs rise, and little is truly secure. Hub-and-spoke networks employing castle-and-moat security are no longer tenable, and leaders that cling to legacy architectures put enterprises at risk. Daniel Shuler joins Manoj Apte on stage to present Secure Cloud Transformation, a practical cyber security approach that prioritizes security and user performance to align with today’s way of working.

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

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CIO Featured Session

Arizona — A Smart Place To Be

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Tina Thorstenson

Deputy Chief Information Officer, IT Governance, Policy & Information Security CISO

Arizona State University

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Bobby Gray

Director, Digital Transformation

Arizona State University

As executives continue to overhaul systems and processes to drive digital transformation, ASU’s leadership thought bigger and found ways to provide better services to their communities. Join Tina Thorstenson and Bobby Gray as they unpack use-cases for IoT driven solutions and how they will change the way you walk down the street.

Join this session to learn:

  • What it means to connect a city to the IoT
  • Why privacy policies are at the core of smart cities
  • How communities can leverage IoT and Smart Technology to improve local economies

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CIO & CISO Featured Session

AI - Marketing Hype vs. Reality

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Keith Rayle


Fortinet, Inc.

Join Keith Rayle from Fortinet for a brief history and workings of artificial intelligence (AI), to include current and future phases of AI deployment for solving problems. This discussion will examine the use of AI in security tools implementations.

Join this session to learn:

  • Strategies for deploying AI-based solutions
  • Cybercriminal uses of AI and what to expect from future attacks
  • Management potential using AI-based architectures

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CIO Executive Boardroom

Driving Business Value with the Cloud

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Jake Burns

Enterprise Strategist

Amazon Web Services

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J.R. Sloan

Interim CIO

State of Arizona

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Mike Goodwin



Organizations are constantly looking to the CIO for the next big business-enhancing innovation, and in today’s technology landscape, many of those opportunities are in the cloud. A veteran of cloud migration, Amazon Web Services’ Jake Burns draws on his experience as the former Vice President of Cloud Services at Live Nation Entertainment to moderate this peer-driven discussion on:

  • Why technology executives must understand the business value of migrating to the cloud
  • Why IT leaders much also having a firm grasp on the most effective ways to get there
  • How the cloud can truly drive business value

Executive boardrooms are private, closed-door discussions that encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs and CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Led Rhodes at 503-972-4431 or

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CIO Featured Session

Improving the Customer Experience with AI

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Kris Singleton


International Cruise & Excursions

AI might be in a hype cycle, but Kris Singleton is putting the tech to work for the customer. With patented AI logic and undeniable customer deals, Singleton is truly doing more with less.

In this session, you will hear how:

  • AI matches customer requests with inventory
  • Efficiency and accuracy of matching increased by 93%
  • New technology has helped garner more B2B customers

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CIO Executive Boardroom

The Newer, Smarter Enterprise — Exploring AI and ML

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Justin Replogle


Honeywell Aerospace

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Elias Alagna

Chief Technologist

Hewlett-Packard Company

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Justin Emerson

Solutions Director, AI & Machine Learning

ePlus inc

As more organizations explore digital transformation strategies and seek to expand IT capabilities, artificial intelligence and machine learning have become more relevant than ever.
In this interactive session, you will explore:

  • Opportunities to enhance IT agility
  • Use cases from organizations that are leveraging AI/ML solutions
  • First steps for implementing an AI/ML strategy

Executive boardrooms are private, closed-door discussions that encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Led Rhodes at 503-972-4431 or

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Fostering Strategic Alignment

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Max (LJ) Chan



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Kathy McElligott


McKesson Corporation

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Dan Saltich


Shamrock Foods

The CIO is the tip of the spear when it comes to driving impact throughout the business. Yet, with this leadership comes the burden of responsibility of widespread initiative implementation and ensuring their vision encompasses the needs of stakeholders across the enterprise. Join the top CIOs in Arizona to learn how they are delivering maximum impact and lasting change that meets everyone’s needs.

In this keynote, you’ll hear about:

  • Communication and collaboration strategies that aligned CIOs as true business partners
  • Culture shifts that embodied an agile workplace
  • Modernizing IT and analytics to drive business outcomes

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

8:00am - 2:00pm  Social Experience

Proofpoint Golf at Lookout Mountain Golf Club

 There's nothing like playing 18 holes among the vivid beauty of the Sonoran desert and lush Phoenix North Mountains. Come enjoy breakfast and a round of golf at Lookout Mountain Golf Club which is a nine-time winner of the Golf Digest Four Star Award, recognized as one of America's Best Golf Course and has been chosen as one of Arizona's Top 10 Golf Courses. Register today to reserve your spot and club rentals!

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