San Francisco CIO Executive Summit

June 14, 2018, Crowne Plaza Foster City/San Mateo

June 14, 2018
Crowne Plaza Foster City/San Mateo

Collaborate with your peers

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

San Francisco CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Shobhana Ahluwalia headshot

Shobhana Ahluwalia

Uber Technologies, Inc.
Head of Information Technology

Opinder Bawa headshot

Opinder Bawa

University of San Francisco
VP & CIO

Steve Comstock headshot

Steve Comstock

CBS Interactive
CIO

Kevin Cornish headshot

Kevin Cornish

University of California
CTO, Office of the President

Dick Daniels headshot

Dick Daniels

Kaiser Permanente
EVP & CIO

Arvind KC headshot

Arvind KC

Palantir Technologies
CIO

Priscilla Moyer headshot

Priscilla Moyer

Franklin Templeton Investments
SVP & CIO

Andy Nallappan headshot

Andy Nallappan

Broadcom
VP & CIO

Agenda


June 13, 2018

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

Building a Growth Culture – Energizing People from the Inside Out

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Tony Schwartz

Founder and CEO, The Energy Project, Author of "The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working"

A broad range of unseen human roadblocks stand in the way of sustainable high performance – individually and organizationally. This talk will provide a roadmap to what’s going on inside your people so they can bring more of the best of themselves to work every day.

You will learn:

  • The role that fatigue, fear, distraction, disengagement, fixed beliefs, and fragile egos play in undermining performance.
  • Cultivating four internal sources of energy: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
  • How cultures of continuous feedback, learning and growth allow individuals and organizations to better navigate an increasingly complex and disrupted world.

June 14, 2018 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:50am  Keynote

The Power of Habit

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Charles Duhigg

Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter and Author, "The Power of Habit"

Charles Duhigg explores the science of habit formation, illustrating why we do what we do and how we can change it. Duhigg explains why the most powerful habits have emotional cores, and how tweaking even one habit can have staggering effects. Duhigg draws from a number of current case studies—including the success of Febreze, how Starbucks trains employees in willpower habits, and how organizational habits contributed to a tragic subway fire.

8:50am - 9:20am  Networking Break

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Getting Boots on the Ground to Drive Innovation

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Jon Russell

SVP & CIO

John Muir Health

Jon Russell considers innovation an integral part of his role, devoting 50% of his time to driving innovation initiatives at John Muir Health. Through a committee responsible for reporting to the board and an ad hoc group of senior executives, he uses innovative technologies and techniques for competitive advantage. For Russell, innovation isn’t an abstract concept — it’s something he has dedicated resources to support, along with defined metrics around progress and expectations. Join Russell as he shares how John Muir Health has driven innovation, using examples such as its robust analytics program.

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Securing a Cloud First Enterprise

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Amit Sinha

CTO, EVP Engineering and Operations and Board Member

Zscaler, Inc.

The pace of technology change is challenging traditional cyber-security strategies. Not long ago, cloud and mobility forced organizations to rethink their security and network architectures. And when most network traffic was destined for the data center, it made sense to back-haul all traffic over a hub-and-spoke network protected by a 'castle-and-moat' security model. With today’s massive investments in public SaaS applications and internal applications migrating to private clouds, enterprise security requires a new approach. As the Internet becomes the new corporate network, how do you adapt your security?

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Inside Out – Customers as Change Agents

Sreelakshmi Kolli headshot

Sreelakshmi Kolli

CIO

Align Technology

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Bill Miller

CIO

NetApp, Inc.

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Whitney Bouck

COO

Hellosign.com

Digital transformation does not occur within a vacuum and often external customers feel the impacts of change - be they negative or positive. Customers can act as the “catalysts” that help digital transformation to be more rapidly adopted and accepted within the organization. Involving customers in open discussion about changes, and even co-creating solutions with suppliers, customers and partners can deliver faster and better digital transformation outcomes, as well as drive customer loyalty through shared development and ownership. This roundtable discussion centers on the risks, opportunities and benefits of incorporating customers in the process of digital transformation.

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: Matthew Boyd at 503-808-9814 or matthew.boyd@evanta.com 

10:10am - 10:40am  Networking Break

10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Maybe/Maybe Not

Hugo Evans headshot

Hugo Evans

VP of Data Science

A.T. Kearney

Peter Weis headshot

Peter Weis

VP & CIO

Matson Navigation

Steve Comstock headshot

Steve Comstock

CIO

CBS Interactive

We talk about how we have moved to digital yet there isn’t a common definition of what is digital. We all discuss these topics in the hallway, individual dinners, but we never discuss it in an open forum. Is your digital journey ever complete?  Are there stages to the digital journey or is it is a step in a different journey? If it is, what is that final destination? With the “Maybe/Maybe Not” talks, Hugo Evans and Peter Weis take opposite sides of the conversation to spark an honest and open discussion on core topics into today’s IT discipline.

10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Wellness Tips from the Posture Guru of Silicon Valley

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Esther Gokhale

Founder

Gokhale Method

Sitting has gotten a bad reputation, even being called “the new smoking.” In this workshop, the “Posture Guru of Silicon Valley” (NYT, 2014), Esther Gokhale, will show you how to use a J-spine instead of an S-spine, how to put gentle traction instead of compression in your spine, and how to choose healthy instead of harmful chairs.  Sitting then becomes not just comfortable, but even therapeutic. Using the newly invented Gokhale Spinetracker wearable technology, Gokhale will work directly with volunteers while educating and coaching the audience to follow along. The techniques covered are life-changing and take only minutes to learn and seconds to implement.

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Gaining Control Back With Cloud Security

Opinder Bawa headshot

Opinder Bawa

VP & CIO

University of San Francisco

Prakash Kota headshot

Prakash Kota

CIO

Autodesk, Inc.

Dana Wolf headshot

Dana Wolf

VP, Product

Fastly

If you're eyeing the cloud with hopes of competitive innovation and speed to market, you're also likely juggling a host of new security concerns. Digital transformation decentralizes decision-making, which can have far reaching impacts on architecture and exposure to security risks. It can seem like you’re losing control, but you can improve your security posture while still innovating and moving quickly. This discussion is centered on how to architect security policies as you move to a cloud or hybrid model, and best practices for handling executive or board-level concerns and objections along the way.

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: Matthew Boyd at 503-808-9814 or matthew.boyd@evanta.com 

June 14, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:00pm  Networking Break

12:00pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Building a Business Blueprint That Supports IT

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Michael Mathias

EVP, Customer Experience & CIO

Blue Shield of California

When Michael Mathias thinks about driving the goals of his business, he thinks about the overarching blueprint for the company. A clear business vision for Blue Shield of California secondarily informs IT’s priorities. When the digital roadmap and quality of the organization align, it opens the door for a holistic view of where the business should go and how it can get there. Join this session as Mathias shares a roadmap for developing business architecture that has the power to drive the entire business forward.

1:10pm - 1:40pm  Networking Break

June 14, 2018 - afternoon

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

Going All In With the Cloud

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Tim Moran

SVP, Global IT, Finance Technology

Live Nation Entertainment

The journey to the cloud for Live Nation kicked off in 2015 with a mandate to get out of the data center business. Focusing on the growth of the business and aiming to shed increasing infrastructure costs, the company made the strategic decision to migrate to the cloud. Following an aggressive timeline, Live Nation partnered with AWS to migrate its systems to the cloud and shut down related servers and storage in the data center. Tim Moran, SVP of Global IT for Live Nation, shares the pitfalls and successes of the journey and advantages his organization has found with the shift.

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

Enterprise Applications for Artificial Intelligence

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Martin Reynolds

VP

Gartner

Deep neural networks are bringing new capabilities to AI, creating smart systems that can outperform human labor at many tasks. These new systems bring business advantage to successful implementers. But success is not easy to come by. This session explores the fundamental technology, the new classes of automation that it can address, and lay out a model for an AI project. Join to learn how to implement AI-based initiatives to advance your business.

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Speed is the New Currency

Arvind KC headshot

Arvind KC

CIO

Palantir Technologies

Thomas Rodden headshot

Thomas Rodden

Chief Information Officer

Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Kevin Gibbs headshot

Kevin Gibbs

Co-Founder and CEO

Quip

The one constant in business is change. And in a changing environment, speed matters. The right decisions happen when the right people come together at the right time to have the right conversation—yet our communication and productivity tools are failing us. Market disruption is a daily occurrence. As a result, end users have begun to embrace new technologies to drive faster decisions and gain considerable influence over business processes and strategies. In this discussion, executives unpack the next stage of productivity tech adoption, focusing on the best ways to develop processes that empower users and enable organizations to effectively communicate.

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: Matthew Boyd at 503-808-9814 or matthew.boyd@evanta.com 

2:30pm - 2:50pm  Networking Break

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Breakout Session

Creating a Culture of IT Inclusion

Marjorie Hutchings headshot

Marjorie Hutchings

CIO

State Compensation Insurance Fund

Dave Mordue headshot

Dave Mordue

IT Sourcing Director

PG&E Corporation

Sonu Ratra headshot

Sonu Ratra

President and Co-Founder

Akraya

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Scott Vowels

Manager, Supplier Diversity

Fortune 50 Company

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Cecil Plummer

President and CEO

WRMSDC

What does the term “inclusion” mean in the context of IT spend? This session explores the advantages for companies that embrace it, and dispel common myths and answer any questions. A safe environment to address doubts and questions, this distinguished panel consists of an experienced group of CIO peers, supply chain inclusion experts, and successful minority business owners.

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Executive Boardroom

From Here to There - Creating the Future of Enterprise Data

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Todd Miner

VP, Corporate Infrastructure

Yelp

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Prithvi Sahoo

VP, IT Business Systems

VeriFone Systems

With endless tools and raw data at their fingertips, IT leaders parse a sea of potential for driving business growth. What the hype and promise often obscure is that leveraging data requires action driven by meaningful information, not simply lots of information. A data-driven organization must have clearly defined priorities, the right technological foundation, sound governance and business alignment if there is any hope of imbuing their information with meaning and putting the potential of data to work. In this discussion, executives examine the greatest challenges to taking the next steps on the data path and share best practices that have the biggest impact on driving analytics — and the business — forward.

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.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Matthew Boyd at 503-808-9814 or matthew.boyd@evanta.com 

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Executive Boardroom

Equipping the Future - New Ways of Tackling the Talent Crunch

Shobhana Ahluwalia headshot

Shobhana Ahluwalia

Head of Information Technology

Uber Technologies, Inc.

Andy Nallappan headshot

Andy Nallappan

VP & CIO

Broadcom

The changes to business wrought by technology are comprehensive, but tech's greatest impact comes from the people using it every day. As CIOs, the right people are a huge factor in the success of major initiatives, the culture of your organization, and the execution of business goals. Whether you are struggling to find the specialized talent required of innovation or introducing a new way of working to multi-generational teams, a human capital strategy is essential. In this session, top IT leaders share the fresh approaches they have taken to addressing talent attraction, development and retention and explore their impact across the organization.

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: Matthew Boyd at 503-808-9814 or matthew.boyd@evanta.com 

3:40pm - 4:00pm  Networking Break

4:00pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

The Possibilities and Benefits of Next-Generation Enterprise Architecture

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André Christ

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

LeanIX

Organizations must continuously revamp their technologies to meet customers’ changing needs and stay competitive. At the same time, the complexity of IT is always growing, due to vastly increasing amounts of data and trends like microservices, IoT, cloud and AI — developments that also offer previously unknown possibilities. In this session, learn what companies need to consider when transitioning to new technologies and how enterprise architecture can make digital transformation a success.

4:40pm - 5:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Crowne Plaza Foster City/San Mateo

Your Community Partners


Keynote Sponsor
Presenting Sponsor
National Sponsor

San Francisco CIO Program Manager


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

Matthew Boyd

503-808-9814

matthew.boyd@evanta.com