San Francisco CIO Executive Summit

December 4, 2018, InterContinental San Francisco

December 4, 2018
InterContinental San Francisco

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

KC Arvind headshot

KC Arvind

Palantir Technologies
CIO

Opinder Bawa headshot

Opinder Bawa

University of San Francisco
VP & CIO

Steve Comstock headshot

Steve Comstock

CBS Interactive
CIO

Dick Daniels headshot

Dick Daniels

Kaiser Permanente
EVP & CIO

Prakash Kota headshot

Prakash Kota

Autodesk
CIO

Priscilla Moyer headshot

Priscilla Moyer

Franklin Templeton Investments
SVP & CIO

Andy Nallappan headshot

Andy Nallappan

Broadcom Limited
VP & CIO

Agenda


December 3, 2018

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

Being a Thoughtfully Ruthless Leader

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Val Wright

Global Leadership & Innovation Expert, Author of Thoughtfully Ruthless

What’s the greatest lesson Val Wright learned about innovation from her experiences with executives from Starbucks, LinkedIn, Financial Times and Google? Time and again she says she’s learned it’s not the economy, market conditions or competition that’s holding businesses back. The secret is locked inside how leaders ruthlessly (in a thoughtful way) manage their time, energy and resources. Join Wright to learn how to focus your time and energy on products, profits and customers to catapult your long-term growth.

December 4, 2018 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Designing Your Life

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Bill Burnett

Executive Director, Design Program, Stanford University

Co-Author of 'Designing Your Life'

The question “What do I want to be when I grow up?” is one that never truly goes away. Whether you are a college grad entering the workforce, a forty year-old shifting careers, or a sixty-eight year-old trying to define an encore career, the search for a fulfilling life never stops. In this keynote, Bill Burnett teaches audiences how to look at career and life planning through the lens of design. Participants are given the tools to build their way forward and to develop various life scenarios just like a designer tests multiple prototypes. This approach fosters creativity and adaptability and allows audiences to accept that there is never just one right path.

8:30am - 9:10am  Networking Break

9:10am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Will CIOs Survive the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

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Jonathan Reichental, Ph.D.

CIO

City of Palo Alto

In this talk, Dr. Jonathan Reichental will introduce the deep and wide topic of the fourth industrial revolution. This new wave of change is poised to radically change every facet of modern life. Within a few decades much of the urbanized world will be transformed in terms of how we live, work and play. Its impact will be experienced by each of us and every organization. Participants will leave this session with a sense of the big picture and perhaps areas that they’d like to more deeply explore.

9:10am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

A CIO’s First Expedition Into Custom Machine Learning

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Ramon Lim

Associate CIO, IT Services

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Machine learning – the majority of us use it in some way, make decisions about it or from it, and expect this trend to continue, but how many of us truly understand it?   Do we know how ML outcomes are generated or is it simply a black box?  Through the lens of a custom machine learning development project for predicting data center server failures, Ramon Lim of SLAC shares his insights into why there are valuable lessons to be learned from such a ground-up approach to machine learning and provides guidance on approaching such a project.

9:10am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Designing and Building the Business Technology Organization of the Near Future

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Ali Bouhouch

CTO & VP, Enterprise Architecture

Sephora

Prakash Kota headshot

Prakash Kota

CIO

Autodesk

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Ed Fung

VP, Global Technology Services North America CTO & Pursuit Leader

IBM

Technology is driving businesses forward, and the CIO holds the keys. As technological disruptions accelerate, CIOs are poised to interpret the forces compelling the markets of tomorrow. With that comes new challenges and responsibilities for assessing potential and communicating the value of technology and tools to the enterprise and customers. In this interactive session, hear how your peers are utilizing new technologies and keeping up with the pace of change around Big Data and the Internet of Things, and using that expertise to partner with the business to drive competitive advantage.

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 

10:00am - 10:40am  Networking Break

10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

The Business-First CIO

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Umang Jain

CIO

Hill Physicians Medical Group

David Joyner headshot

David Joyner

CEO

Hill Physicians Medical Group

It’s easy for the relationship between CIOs and CEOs to be contentious as organizations deal with limited resources and a gap in technical knowledge. See how IT can help lead the business as Umang Jain, CIO, and David Joyner, CEO of Hill Physicians Medical Group share their blueprint for a successful working partnership.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • The factors that lead to a successful CIO/CEO relationship
  • What CEOs need most from their CIO
  • How CIOs can cultivate a business-first mindset

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Digital Nirvana – Measuring the Success of Your Digital Journey

Priscilla Moyer headshot

Priscilla Moyer

SVP & CIO

Franklin Templeton Investments

Peter Weis headshot

Peter Weis

VP & CIO

Matson Navigation

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Whitney Bouck

COO

HelloSign

Examples of digital transformation failures span industries, span the globe, and span types of organizations. The commonality between these failures is the treatment of transformation as a siloed process that is largely disconnected from the broader organization. Digital transformation isn’t a “set and forget process” – rather, it is a fundamental change to how an organization runs, and is almost always a cross-departmental set of projects.

In this roundtable, discuss:

  • What metrics of transformation are objective?
  • How should organizations measure digital transformation success?
  • How can organizations prevent common pitfalls on the journey to digital?

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 

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

CIOs – The Lynchpin to Supply Chain Innovation

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Pranab Sinha

Chief Information Officer

MACOM

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Ritika Suri

Chief Business Officer

Blume Global

It’s clear that a responsive, real-time supply chain is a key differentiator for the world’s leading companies, including Walmart, Home Depot, Apple and Amazon. CIOs are at the forefront of making digital supply chain investment decisions and introducing advanced technologies—including machine learning, AI, IoT, blockchain and more—that deliver end-to-end visibility and supply chain orchestration to power a responsive, revenue-generating supply chain. In this interactive discussion, CIOs will discuss ways they are using these technologies in their supply chains to orchestrate a real-time, connected network of trading partners and bring automation to drive better efficiencies and new opportunities in their 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: Matthew Boyd at 503-808-9814 or matthew.boyd@evanta.com 

December 4, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:00pm  Networking Break

12:00pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Facts vs. Myths in Technology Trends

Shobhana Ahluwalia headshot

Shobhana Ahluwalia

Head of Information Technology

Uber Technologies, Inc.

KC Arvind headshot

KC Arvind

CIO

Palantir Technologies

Steve Comstock headshot

Steve Comstock

CIO

CBS Interactive


It is increasingly important for CIOs to understand real world implications of blockchain and machine learning, two technology trends that are threatening to be potentially disruptive. In this session we explore real world applications for CIOs and separate the facts from the myths. Join this interactive debate as KC Arvind, Palantir and Steve Comstock, CBS Interactive take opposing sides of the hype cycle. Shobhana Ahluwalia, Uber moderates the discussion as attendees are encouraged to participate using live polling.


1:10pm - 1:40pm  Networking Break

December 4, 2018 - afternoon

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

What’s Catching VC Attention?

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Murat Bicer

General Partner

CRV

Mike Dauber headshot

Mike Dauber

General Partner

Amplify Partners

Arif Janmohamed headshot

Arif Janmohamed

Partner

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Dafina Toncheva headshot

Dafina Toncheva

Partner

U.S. Venture Partners

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Ralph Loura

VP & CIO

Lumentum

With technology expanding at an unprecedented rate, opportunities for innovation, disruption and competitive advantage are now constantly changing the business landscape. How can technology leaders anticipate upcoming trends?

In this panel discussion, learn:

  • Technology trends disrupting the future of business
  • Insights from VCs into the future of business and technology
  • Where venture capital dollars are headed

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Driving Business in the Age of Digital Customer Experience

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Christopher Desautel

Chief Digital Officer

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

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Amith Nair

CIO

Vituity

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James Gearhart

Senior Director, Enterprise Business Applications & Development

Zendesk, Inc.

Leading executives know all too well that digital transformation has radically changed best practices for customer centric strategies. With new technology in place, customers are taking advantage of digital resources while businesses work towards updating their strategies to drive their business forward. Customer experience executives are taking the wheel, and there is no turning back.

  • How digital transformation has “changed the game” for the customer experience and its impact on business growth
  • Which new tech trends are helping to drive businesses and best practices for how they’re being implemented
  • What it means to help drive a business on the front lines and new tactics for overall success and satisfaction
  • How leaders are partnering with finance executives to help goals and evaluate ROI for newly implemented customer experience strategies

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 

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Advancing Analytical Opportunities

Dan Krantz headshot

Dan Krantz

VP & CIO

Keysight Technologies

Dave Weinmeister headshot

Dave Weinmeister

CIO

Foster Farms

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Justin Kestelyn

Head of Product Marketing

Google Cloud

In today's data-driven world, an organization's ability to derive actionable insights through analytics can become a make-or-break competency. Analytics-related endeavors like making sense of unstructured data and achieving true prescriptive insights proves challenging for even the most cutting-edge enterprise.

In this roundtable, discuss:

  • How enterprises can incorporate data-rich technologies
  • Cross-industry advanced analytics use cases
  • Best practices for capitalizing on AI

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 - 3:30pm  Keynote

A Blueprint for Digital Transformation

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Robert Morison

Author and Lead Faculty for the International Institute for Analytics

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Patrick Sullivan

CTO, Advanced Technology Group

Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Enterprises look to their CIOs to implement a variety of digital strategies in customer experience, process automation, and employee productivity. Underlying all these initiatives is an imperative to “rewire” the enterprise to be more distributed, networked, agile, and secure. In conversation with Bob Morison, Akamai CTO Patrick Sullivan will describe the evolution of the company’s technology architecture and infrastructure management processes to create a more versatile platform for digital business. Topics will include dramatic simplification, comprehensive zero-trust security, and what organizations can learn from these pioneering initiatives.

3:30pm - 4:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

InterContinental San Francisco

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San Francisco CIO Program Managers


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

Annie Garner

971-978-5012

annie.garner@evanta.com

Matthew Boyd

503-808-9814

matthew.boyd@evanta.com