Seattle CIO Inner Circle

September 17, 2019 , Hotel Sorrento

September 17, 2019
Hotel Sorrento

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Seattle CIO Inner Circle.

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

Seattle CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Brian Abrahamson headshot

Brian Abrahamson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
CIO

Anja Canfield-Budde headshot

Anja Canfield-Budde

University of Washington
Associate Vice President, Information Management

Darren Challey headshot

Darren Challey

Amazon
CISO, Amazon Fulfillment & Operations

Dave Estlick headshot

Dave Estlick

Starbucks Coffee Company
CISO

Charles Markarian headshot

Charles Markarian

PACCAR Inc
CISO

Agenda


September 17, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Harnessing Disruption – AI, Machine Learning, and Next Generation Opportunities

In a few short years, machine learning has gone from theory to business truth, whether it’s on the factory floor, automating threat response or building smart chatbots. Meanwhile, meaningful artificial intelligence deployments are just taking flight, but almost 50 percent of CIOs plan to launch AI initiatives in the next few years. And more innovation is on the horizon – constantly offering opportunity, and with it, new risks. Join your CIO and CISO peers to hear and share how to respond to and plan for rapid changes in technology, from AI and quantum to blockchain and AR.


Strategic Planning and Collaboration

  • How far out are your strategic plans, and how do you currently allocate for anticipated digital needs (talent, business units, infrastructure)?
  • Where and how does security currently feature in your organizations’ digital strategy planning processes?
  • Outside of technology, with what other role or function should you be collaborating the most to explore and implement capabilities like AI? What should the role of the CIO or CISO be in that process?


Identifying Opportunities for Innovation

  • What criteria do you use to identify where and how to apply new technology (chatbots, blockchain, AI, VR/AR)? What questions are you getting from your Board around these capabilities?
  • How are you applying/considering applying AI in the organization, internally and with external customers (to solve/evolve security concerns, customer service experience)?
  • How far are you into your implementations, and what's the biggest lesson you've learned so far from that deployment?
  • How do you assess and ensure you have the necessary infrastructure in place to take advantage of emerging or edge tools?


Designing for Disruption

  • How do you organize your product, technology, and security teams around new technologies? Do you employ DevOps and agile approaches; what’s working?
  • How are you navigating the impact of legal and regulatory mandates on digital initiatives?
  • For what skills do you anticipate needing to hire, and how are you addressing that need?
  • When there’s such a long horizon for innovation and few success cases, how do you make the business case now to stakeholders?


This dinner conversation is an interactive roundtable discussion designed to address the most pressing issues we face as C-level executives, in combination with an opportunity to network with our peers in a unique environment.

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour

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Seattle CIO Program Manager


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

Chanelle Lawrence

971-978-5049

chanelle.lawrence@evanta.com