Pittsburgh CIO Virtual Executive Summit

October 27, 2020 | 8:00am - 12:30pm EDT

October 27, 2020 | 8:00am - 12:30pm EDT

Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Pittsburgh CIO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Pursuing New Digitally-Enabled Business Models

Adopting a Right-Sized Cloud Strategy

Building Data & Analytics Capabilities for Better Business Decisions

Co-Chairs

Bill Balint

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
CIO

Steven Bugajski

US Steel
Chief Information Officer

Pierre Combemale

Vesuvius USA
Former Chief Information Officer

Francois Estellon

Matthews International
Executive Vice President - Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer

Bill Fortwangler

Dollar Bank
CIO

Omar Khawaja

Highmark
VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Susan Koski

PNC
SVP and Divisional CISO, Security Operations

Matthew Putila

Gateway Health
VP, Information Technology & CTO

George Rosato

CONSOL Energy
Director, IT

Agenda


October 27, 2020

8:00am - 8:45am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Designing the Digital Future with Intention

Ryan Shaw headshot

Ryan Shaw

CISO

Howmet Aerospace

Scott Sullivan headshot

Scott Sullivan

CFO/CIO

Pitt Ohio Express

Meerah Rajavel headshot

Meerah Rajavel

Chief Information Officer

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Remember when “embracing disruption” was an aspirational call-to-action – not a necessary navigation of everyday life? Now that you have your company’s undivided, fully-disrupted attention, why look back? This virtual panel discussion plays on the technology leaders golden opportunity to design a digital future with intention – making that future happen rather than sitting back and reacting.

Technology leaders will lean into discussing:

  • Designing and delivering an optimal digital future for your business
  • Innovating around COVID-related impacts on budget and revenue
  • Leveraging a cultural shift to more agile, rapid technology outcomes

8:45am - 9:00am  EDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Drive the Business Forward with Data at the Core

Summer Craze Fowler headshot

Summer Craze Fowler

CIO

ARGO AI

Francois Estellon headshot

Francois Estellon

Executive Vice President - Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer

Matthews International

Today’s enterprise has access to endless amounts of data and CIOs and CISOs must continually find true meaning and value in the data. This peer-to-peer discussion will consider ways to mature your data and analytics program to provide accurate, real-time data.

Come ready to discuss how to:

  • Implement data strategies that align with desired business outcomes
  • Leverage data to gain greater insights and drive value
  • Define clear data ownership and standardization

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Halftime Adjustments – Reprioritizing Your Best Laid Technology Plans

Venky Avunoori headshot

Venky Avunoori

Director, IT

Dick's Sporting Goods

Santiago Garces headshot

Santiago Garces

Chief Information Officer - Director of Innovation & Performance

City of Pittsburgh, PA

If a winning leader always thinks several moves ahead, how should you effectively plan beyond crisis response to make up for major technology advancement time lost before the books close on 2020? This virtual boardroom covers the essential business of reprioritizing your technology roadmap – what stays, what goes and how to reinvent the second-half game plan.

In this virtual boardroom discussion, technology leaders will discuss:

  • How technology priorities have shifted to align with business objectives
  • What success looks like during and after the pandemic
  • How benchmarking tools can be utilized when business markers have shifted

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Cultivating a Culture of Security Awareness

Susan Koski headshot

Susan Koski

SVP and Divisional CISO, Security Operations

PNC

Al Jones headshot

Al Jones

IS&T Director of Operations

CNX Resources

Many CISOs would agree that human error remains a huge challenge in a cohesive information security strategy. Employees, vendors and even customers all have a role to play when clicking one malicious link can put the organization at serious risk. The CISO must instill discipline, responsibility and buy-in across a huge swath of users – no easy task.

Join this session to learn:

  • How today’s society informs security awareness training needs and objectives
  • Training techniques that work at scale and resonate with audiences
  • How to measure success and hold users accountable

10:00am - 10:45am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Leading Through Disruption

Omar Khawaja headshot

Omar Khawaja

VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Highmark

Beth Dunphy headshot

Beth Dunphy

Director, BISO & Privacy Leader

IBM Corporation

The timeline for adopting strategic technology and security trends rapidly increased in recent months, and now CIOs and CISOs are on the forefront of leading innovative business opportunities. 

Join Omar and Beth as they share:

  • Dynamic leadership in a volatile world
  • Remastering your brand in times of transition
  • Practical examples of adaptive strategy in action

By registering for this session, this serves as your authorization to Evanta or its vendor to provide your contact information to IBM to follow up on your interaction and participation. IBM’s use of your contact information is governed by the IBM Privacy Policy. If you need more information on how IBM is using your personal data you may refer to the IBM Privacy Statement. To withdraw your marketing consent and unsubscribe to receiving emails click on the unsubscribe button at this address: ibm.biz/marketingoptout.

10:45am - 11:00am  EDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Achieving an Effective Cloud Strategy

Michael T. Abram headshot

Michael T. Abram

CIO

Westinghouse Electric Co

George Rosato headshot

George Rosato

Director, IT

CONSOL Energy

As companies evolve to keep pace with a digital world, successful cloud strategies elude many IT departments. Dealing with high operational costs and a talent shortage are just some of many reasons that cloud solutions are often a bigger undertaking than they first appear.

This session will focus on:

  • Discovering the right road map for your organization
  • Winning the business' trust during transition
  • Avoiding common pitfalls

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Accelerating Digital Business Initiatives

Bill Balint headshot

Bill Balint

CIO

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Mark Miko headshot

Mark Miko

CIO

DLC

Eris Symms headshot

Eris Symms

CISO

Arconic

As a technology leader, it is crucial to enable the digital agenda while connecting technology with business value. During this unprecedented time, organizations can leverage digital offerings to alleviate impacts on operations and business performance.

In this virtual boardroom discussion, leaders will discuss:

  • How to reprioritize digital projects to meet new needs
  • Strategies to communicate value to your board
  • New and existing partnerships to push objectives forward

12:00pm - 12:30pm  EDT Networking

Community Discussion

George Rosato headshot

George Rosato

Director, IT

CONSOL Energy

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups.

October 27, 2020

8:00am - 8:45am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Designing the Digital Future with Intention

Ryan Shaw headshot

Ryan Shaw

CISO

Howmet Aerospace

Scott Sullivan headshot

Scott Sullivan

CFO/CIO

Pitt Ohio Express

Meerah Rajavel headshot

Meerah Rajavel

Chief Information Officer

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Remember when “embracing disruption” was an aspirational call-to-action – not a necessary navigation of everyday life? Now that you have your company’s undivided, fully-disrupted attention, why look back? This virtual panel discussion plays on the technology leaders golden opportunity to design a digital future with intention – making that future happen rather than sitting back and reacting.

Technology leaders will lean into discussing:

  • Designing and delivering an optimal digital future for your business
  • Innovating around COVID-related impacts on budget and revenue
  • Leveraging a cultural shift to more agile, rapid technology outcomes

8:45am - 9:00am  EDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Drive the Business Forward with Data at the Core

Summer Craze Fowler headshot

Summer Craze Fowler

CIO

ARGO AI

Francois Estellon headshot

Francois Estellon

Executive Vice President - Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer

Matthews International

Today’s enterprise has access to endless amounts of data and CIOs and CISOs must continually find true meaning and value in the data. This peer-to-peer discussion will consider ways to mature your data and analytics program to provide accurate, real-time data.

Come ready to discuss how to:

  • Implement data strategies that align with desired business outcomes
  • Leverage data to gain greater insights and drive value
  • Define clear data ownership and standardization

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Halftime Adjustments – Reprioritizing Your Best Laid Technology Plans

Venky Avunoori headshot

Venky Avunoori

Director, IT

Dick's Sporting Goods

Santiago Garces headshot

Santiago Garces

Chief Information Officer - Director of Innovation & Performance

City of Pittsburgh, PA

If a winning leader always thinks several moves ahead, how should you effectively plan beyond crisis response to make up for major technology advancement time lost before the books close on 2020? This virtual boardroom covers the essential business of reprioritizing your technology roadmap – what stays, what goes and how to reinvent the second-half game plan.

In this virtual boardroom discussion, technology leaders will discuss:

  • How technology priorities have shifted to align with business objectives
  • What success looks like during and after the pandemic
  • How benchmarking tools can be utilized when business markers have shifted

10:00am - 10:45am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Leading Through Disruption

Omar Khawaja headshot

Omar Khawaja

VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Highmark

Beth Dunphy headshot

Beth Dunphy

Director, BISO & Privacy Leader

IBM Corporation

The timeline for adopting strategic technology and security trends rapidly increased in recent months, and now CIOs and CISOs are on the forefront of leading innovative business opportunities. 

Join Omar and Beth as they share:

  • Dynamic leadership in a volatile world
  • Remastering your brand in times of transition
  • Practical examples of adaptive strategy in action

By registering for this session, this serves as your authorization to Evanta or its vendor to provide your contact information to IBM to follow up on your interaction and participation. IBM’s use of your contact information is governed by the IBM Privacy Policy. If you need more information on how IBM is using your personal data you may refer to the IBM Privacy Statement. To withdraw your marketing consent and unsubscribe to receiving emails click on the unsubscribe button at this address: ibm.biz/marketingoptout.

10:45am - 11:00am  EDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

IT Strategy Shift - Pivoting with the Digital Customer

Mark Ohlund headshot

Mark Ohlund

CIO & SVP, IT

Armada Supply Chain Solutions

Matthew Putila headshot

Matthew Putila

VP, Information Technology & CTO

Gateway Health

The spring pandemic only accelerated the growing trend of building out engaging digital experiences that meet your customers where they live. In this boardroom discussion, CIOs and CISOs collaborate over new and innovative ways to connect digital-first consumers with the brands they follow.

In this virtual boardroom discussion, leaders will discuss:

  • Strategies to partner across the organization to drive digital offerings
  • How to identify and execute digital priorities
  • Best practices for implementing on an accelerated timeline

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Accelerating Digital Business Initiatives

Bill Balint headshot

Bill Balint

CIO

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Mark Miko headshot

Mark Miko

CIO

DLC

Eris Symms headshot

Eris Symms

CISO

Arconic

As a technology leader, it is crucial to enable the digital agenda while connecting technology with business value. During this unprecedented time, organizations can leverage digital offerings to alleviate impacts on operations and business performance.

In this virtual boardroom discussion, leaders will discuss:

  • How to reprioritize digital projects to meet new needs
  • Strategies to communicate value to your board
  • New and existing partnerships to push objectives forward

12:00pm - 12:30pm  EDT Networking

Community Discussion

George Rosato headshot

George Rosato

Director, IT

CONSOL Energy

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups.

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Pittsburgh CIO Program Manager


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

Dan Philpott

Program Manager

971-978-5014

dan.philpott@evanta.com