San Francisco CIO Executive Summit

December 10, 2019, Hilton San Francisco Union Square

December 10, 2019
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

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

Opinder Bawa headshot

Opinder Bawa

University of San Francisco
VP & CIO

Kevin Cornish headshot

Kevin Cornish

University of California, Office of the President
CTO, Office of the President

Richard Daniels headshot

Richard Daniels

Kaiser Permanente
EVP & CIO

Prakash Kota headshot

Prakash Kota

Autodesk, Inc.
CIO

Thomas Rodden headshot

Thomas Rodden

Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
SVP & CIO

Avi Sokol headshot

Avi Sokol

KLA
VP & CIO

Agenda


December 9, 2019 - afternoon

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking at the Cooperstown S. F. Baseball Hall Of Fame Exhibit. For more information, contact Annie Garner at annie.garner@evanta.com or 971-978-5012.

December 10, 2019 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:10am  Keynote

Hackonomy — Evolving in the Digital Age

Bonin Bough headshot

Bonin Bough

Author, Investor, Chief Media Officer

How do you create value by breaking things? In this keynote, Bonin Bough will explore how growth is the only thing that matters in business. Bonin will show you tried-and-tested models that allow you to accelerate your company’s growth trajectory. Learn how to drive innovation across your organization from someone who did it at the largest companies in the world. You’ll learn how break-through communications, combined with customer data, are set to create an entirely new and direct relationship with the consumer. This keynote will explore:

  • How to overcome the tired ways of thinking and innovate the way you approach growth
  • The value of following human attention and the evolution of technologies
  • Personal and professional benefits of the growth hacking mindset

9:10am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:20am  Breakout Session

Revisiting Sleep — A Digital Transformation Bedtime Story

Faisal Mushtaq headshot

Faisal Mushtaq

Chief Technology Officer

Sleep Number

Technology is embedded into so many aspects of our waking hours — why should our sleep be any different? Sleep Number is dialing up edge computing, IoT, Big Data and AI to make the bed a center for wellness. In this session, Faisal Mushtaq explores the digital transformation of a fully-connected good night’s sleep. He’ll discuss:

  • Driving an end-to-end IoT journey powered by Big Data and AI
  • Creating deeper customer engagement and quality of life through technology
  • Discovering new ways to embed technology into untapped areas of your products and services

9:30am - 10:20am  Breakout Session

Advanced AI for the CIO — Not all AI is Created Equal

Bhavin Shah headshot

Bhavin Shah

CEO and Co-Founder

Moveworks

Varun Singh headshot

Varun Singh

Founder and VP of Product

Moveworks

Prakash Kota headshot

Prakash Kota

CIO

Autodesk, Inc.

CIOs recognize the potential of AI, but it’s often unclear how best to apply it and implement it. Learn what makes AI for enterprise IT unique and what use cases are best suited for AI and machine learning.

In this session, Moveworks Co-Founders Bhavin Shah and Varun Singh will explore:

  • Why machine learning with small data is essential for enterprise use cases
  • Why advanced conversational AI is key to unlocking employee productivity
  • Case studies with CIOs who are implementing AI initiatives and the results they have delivered

9:30am - 10:20am  Executive Boardroom

Trouble With the Learning Curve – Mastering Internal Disruption

Linda Gerull headshot

Linda Gerull

CIO

City and County of San Francisco, CA

Shawn Smith headshot

Shawn Smith

CTO, Residential & Dining Enterprises (RDE)

Stanford University

Whitney Bouck headshot

Whitney Bouck

COO

HelloSign

The promise of digital is manifold – new ways of working to unlock talent, automation to increase efficiency and liberate innovation, machine learning to deliver new value faster. But your end users will initially experience this digital journey as a disruption – even if they thank you for it later. Are you prepared to manage this disruption gap before potential is realized?

In this session, you and your peers will discuss:

  • Accelerating the learning curve for new tools and technologies to optimize the workforce
  • Building a “disruption plan” into your tech and innovation plans to drive greater, more rapid adoption and scale
  • Managing the changes of automation – whether you’re augmenting your staff or replacing it

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Annie Garner at annie.garner@evanta.com or 971-978-5012.

9:30am - 10:20am  Executive Boardroom

The Role of Optimization and Innovation in Today’s New IT Operating Model

William Allison headshot

William Allison

CTO

University of California, Berkeley

Shadaab Kanwal headshot

Shadaab Kanwal

Executive Leader for Data and Analytics Services

Charles Schwab

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Chris Van Wesep

Sr. Director, Product Marketing

Apptio

Competitive organizations have two choices: grow or die. To grow, they need to change the way they create, deliver, and capture value. They cannot rely on an outdated IT operating model. Growth and technology are symbiotic: technology boosts revenue, improves margins, and increases customer satisfaction. CIOs have transformed their IT operating model and are mastering product-centric delivery, Agile methodologies, and leveraging cloud services.

In this roundtable discussion, you’ll discuss:

  • Cloud’s role today and how hybrid drives nimble, scalable and innovative approaches
  • Challenges around freeing up resources and optimizing technology investments to fund innovation
  • Create collaboration with business and finance to increase awareness of technology’s support of business priorities

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Annie Garner at annie.garner@evanta.com or 971-978-5012.

10:20am - 10:40am  Networking Break

10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Digital Transformation in the New Era of Fourth Industrial Revolution

Laiq Ahmad headshot

Laiq Ahmad

CTO and Global Head Digital Platform Engineering and Technology

General Electric

When Laiq Ahmad, CTO, General Electric Power Digital thinks about going digital, he understands that it’s not just about technology, it’s about cultural transformation and the mindset shift. The element most often ignored is in fact where the change needs to start and how do we drive the culture of continuous innovation. So how can technology leaders shift their focus toward changing employee mindset? Join Laiq as he walks through strategies to lead industrial digital transformation journey, leveraging GE’s transformative journey over 100 years and share how to create a culture of trust, innovation and results.

This session will uncover:

  • The ability to navigate the technology disrupting your industry
  • How innovative business strategy could fit into new or existing business model
  • Strategies to create a culture of ownership and innovation

10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Delivering the Future – CIOs and the Technology of Outcomes

Hemang Davé headshot

Hemang Davé

Chief Innovation Officer, IBM Services

IBM

Visionaries have a knack for seeing a world of thrilling possibility. CIOs make that world a reality. But practicality doesn’t have to limit what’s possible - it defines the roadmap for getting there. This session invites you to create a future that fuses imagination with genuine outcomes. 

You’ll gain insight into:

  • Giving meaning to innovation that drives tangible results and reimagines the possible
  • Looking at the future through your customers’ eyes
  • Viewing the world’s biggest challenges as a call to action

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Tackling Digital Talent Scarcity – Tapping Hidden Talent Pools

Amith Nair headshot

Amith Nair

CIO

Vituity

Monty Hamilton headshot

Monty Hamilton

CEO

Rural Sourcing

An ongoing global lack of digital talent continues to be the number one limiting factor that constrains any organization's competitiveness.  In the Bay Area it is especially challenging to recruit and retain the best digital talent.  

This interactive session explores:

  • The options – direct hiring vs. partnering for digital talent 
  • How to assure “employee-like”  individuals who are culturally additive and possess the required digital skills
  • The benefits of tapping into Middle America and mining diverse talent pools

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Annie Garner at annie.garner@evanta.com or 971-978-5012.

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Leveraging Data, Network & Technology to Digitally Transform Supply Chains

Datta Junnarkar headshot

Datta Junnarkar

Senior Director, IT

Boeing

Dave Weinmeister headshot

Dave Weinmeister

CIO

Foster Farms

Evan Wayne headshot

Evan Wayne

Vice President Technology

Rodan + Fields

Glenn Jones headshot

Glenn Jones

GVP Product Strategy

Blume Global

To achieve ambitious business goals and deliver differentiated customer service, CIOs must discover new ways to connect suppliers, service partners and customers. This session will uncover how transformative technologies such as AI, machine learning and blockchain are driving supply chain innovation while empowering IT to champion business growth.

Join your peers for a discussion around how to:

  • Move from reactive to proactive supply chain issue resolution
  • Understand the current state of digital transformation in the supply chain
  • Tap into a greater network to achieve efficiency and deliver unparalleled value

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Annie Garner at annie.garner@evanta.com or 971-978-5012.

December 10, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 11:50am  Networking Break

11:55am - 12:30pm  Lunch & Comments

Lunch & Interactive Discussion

In this networking lunch you have the opportunity to have relevant and topical conversations with your peers. The below questions are a guideline for you to start your table conversations.

Developing IT leaders

  • What are human capital strategies for building and developing the specialized talent required for IT and business innovation?
  • How are IT leaders tackling challenges related to new ways of working and trying to manage multi-generational teams?
  • How do you integrate an overall leadership strategy into the IT side of the business?

Leveraging AI

  • How have you deployed AI initiatives; what has worked and what needs improvement? Share lessons learned.
  • How do you measure the return on investment from AI projects?
  • How do you drive employee engagement and overcome barriers to realizing AI’s true potential?

Customer-centric Strategies

  • What data management strategies generate the most actionable insights into the digital needs and behaviors of your customers?
  • What have been your most successful tactics for increasing the speed with which your technology organization responds to customer demand and delivers value?
  • What is the role of the CIO in ensuring a seamless customer experience?

Executing While Modernizing

  • How are you helping the business to articulate “value” so that effort and energy are spent on the right things?
  • How can you liberate more of your human capital/talent to focus on transformative, value-added work, and less on “keeping the trains running on time?”
  • What can CIOs do to increase the change appetite of their organizations and foster a culture of continual evolution?

Improving the Pace of IT

  • What are the greatest “friction” areas in your organization, and what has been successful in reducing that friction?
  • What frameworks or operational models (e.g. agile, DevOps, reorganization) have been most successful in creating more efficient, effective technology organization? 
  • What can CIOs do to ensure that speed is a value of the entire organization, not just the technology org.?

12:30pm - 1:00pm  Keynote

From Models to Data — The Rise of Data-Driven Architecture

Hylton Southey headshot

Hylton Southey

Managing Director US

LeanIX

Changing demands on enterprise architects require a new approach to tooling. The need to provide smart answers – and fast – to challenging business questions means a fundamentally different approach to architecture design. LeanIX’s Managing Director Hylton Southey explores:

  • The benefits of making the switch from diagram-driven to data-driven architecture
  • How it positively impacts the perceived value of enterprise architecture
  • The potential to provide daily benefits to hundreds of people in the organization, not just a few

1:00pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Talent Talk — Filling the IT Hiring Gap

Lisa Hammitt headshot

Lisa Hammitt

GVP, Data & AI

Visa

Dan Krantz headshot

Dan Krantz

VP & CIO

Keysight Technologies

Pranab Sinha headshot

Pranab Sinha

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Genesys

Sonu Ratra headshot

Sonu Ratra

President and Co-Founder

Women Back To Work

Talent is an ongoing concern for technology executives. Recruiting, retention and attracting a diverse workforce are obstacles for organizations in finding the right people at the right time, especially for critical areas such as data and analytics. During this panel, you’ll hear diverse perspectives on:

  • Strategies to attract and retain diverse talent
  • The importance of a STEM based workforce
  • What the future of the workforce looks like and what that means for you

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Liberating Data to Transform the Business — a Conversation with Tony Scott

Tony Scott headshot

Tony Scott

Former CIO

U.S. Government, Microsoft, Walt Disney

Catherine Wong headshot

Catherine Wong

Chief Product Officer and EVP of Engineering

Domo

Digital transformation doesn’t have to be a drawn-out process. Reimagine how business can be done with data to maximize the impact of your established infrastructure and accelerate your digital transformation. This conversation between Tony Scott, former Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Government, former CIO at Microsoft, Walt Disney and General Motors Information Systems and Catherine Wong, Chief Product Officer and EVP of Engineering for Domo, Inc. will provide guidance for developing cultural, technological, and data strategies that deliver a measurable competitive advantage.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

AI and Machine Learning — Building a Business Case

Parag Shrivastava headshot

Parag Shrivastava

Dir., Solution Mgmt. & Business Intelligence Solution Mgr.

McKesson Corporation

Avi Sokol headshot

Avi Sokol

VP & CIO

KLA

Kiran Vankamamidi headshot

Kiran Vankamamidi

Group Vice President and CIO

Driscoll's

Sateesh Gokhale headshot

Sateesh Gokhale

Head of Consumer Product Goods & Distribution

Tata Consultancy Services

As more enterprises test-and-commit to AI and machine learning-based solutions, many CIOs sit poised to wade into the emerging waters — often weighed down by questions. Who is successfully deploying AI? What progress and what challenges have they seen so far? Join this session for a peer-to-peer exchange of perspectives, including:

  • Finding opportunities to use AI and ML in the modern enterprise
  • Sorting out AI hype versus reality when searching for valid solutions
  • Building a business case for AI and ML implementations

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Annie Garner at annie.garner@evanta.com or 971-978-5012.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Business Continuation/Disaster Recovery – Are You Prepared?

Liza Massey headshot

Liza Massey

Chief Information Officer

County of Marin

Sean Thakkar headshot

Sean Thakkar

Deputy CIO

County of San Mateo

Cheryl Rodenfels headshot

Cheryl Rodenfels

CTO Americas Healthcare

Nutanix

Hurricanes, wildfires and man-made disasters threaten your operations every day. Are your systems up? Can your staff get to work? What happens when they aren’t available? How much/what kind of data do you need? Where is it located?

Come prepared to share:

  • Creative, reliable and cost-effective solutions you have uncovered
  • Ways to improve your DR/BC posture to ensure your organization can operate when disaster strikes
  • Your thoughts on what constitutes an adequate budget

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Annie Garner at annie.garner@evanta.com or 971-978-5012.

December 10, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Hone Your Executive Pitch — An Interactive Workshop

Jay Ghosh Dastidar headshot

Jay Ghosh Dastidar

Global Director of Technology

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Andy Nallappan headshot

Andy Nallappan

VP & CIO

Broadcom

The un-siloed CIO must be a strategic business force — a corporate master in the art of winning support and influencing people. What is your go-to approach for getting CEO/executive and board buy-in for a challenging IT initiative? You’ll learn-by-doing in this interactive session on compelling and calculated influence. Join this tabletop exercise to:

  • Role play common IT scenarios by practicing your elevator pitch and listening as others make their case
  • Share real-time feedback across the table, moderated by CIO peers
  • Walk away with new tips and techniques in the art of executive persuasion 

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Reimagine Your Business Transformation Journey With Cloud

Naidu Annamaneni headshot

Naidu Annamaneni

CIO & VP, Global IT

eSilicon Corp

Thomas Rodden headshot

Thomas Rodden

SVP & CIO

Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Harinder Singh headshot

Harinder Singh

Global Director, Data Strategy & Solution Arch.

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Ramesh Nagarajan headshot

Ramesh Nagarajan

SVP Cloud Services

Wipro Ltd

With cloud taking center stage in boardroom discussions, enterprise organizations must change their approach to address evolving customer expectations. Join this boardroom session to discuss how cloud 2.0 can enable a business-first mindset and help CIOs drive business acceleration, customer experience and connected insights.

In this boardroom, you'll discuss:

  • How to transform the enterprise to meet digital demands and evolving customer expectations
  • The importance of data driven insight in making better business decisions
  • The intersection of human centric experiences and technology

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Annie Garner at annie.garner@evanta.com or 971-978-5012.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:30pm  Keynote

Driving Change by Leading With Technology

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Snehal Antani

CTO, USSOCOM

U.S. Department of Defense

Technology is no longer a back-office function, but a critical enabler for the business and the mission. Leading through change is hard, and as leaders, we learn by sharing our triumphs and struggles. In this session, Snehal will talk through lessons learned driving change from his experiences as a former CIO in financial services, and now as a CTO within the DoD, where he is taking a break from industry to serve. 

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Strategies to leverage your data to improve decision making
  • How to quickly take ideas from whiteboard to pilot
  • Common ways to fail at change 

4:30pm - 5:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leaders
National Sponsors

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

Omar Bedran

971-717-6680

omar.bedran@evanta.com