Southern California CIO Executive Summit

June 5, 2019 | Hilton Los Angeles/ Universal City

June 5, 2019
Hilton Los Angeles/ Universal City

Collaborate with your peers

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

Southern California CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Glenn Coles

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
General Manager & CIO

Ginny Davis

Technicolor
SVP, CIO & CSO

James Davis

UCLA
Vice Provost IT & CTO, Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition

Alexandra Grimwade

Twentieth Century FOX Television
CIO

Chad Hamilton

Fremantle
VP, Technology

Michael Keithley

United Talent Agency
CIO

Bryan Muehlberger

Beachbody, LLC
Global CIO

Lance Ralls

Belkin International, Inc.
CIO

Agenda


June 4, 2019

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

True Disruption – Bringing Crazy Ideas to Life

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Ken Venner

Former CIO

SpaceX

As the former CIO at SpaceX, Ken Venner saw his share of crazy ideas come to life. For instance, rockets returning from space can now land instead of being a throw-away vehicle that splashes into the sea. In this keynote, Venner shares an insider’s look into:

  • How the “just-go-for-it” mentality at SpaceX paved a path to agile, iterative thinking
  • How rapid innovation was applied to IT, moving from brainstorm/design/investigate to release/deploy/expand
  • How talent was leveraged within SpaceX to capitalize on creative, out-of-the-box thinking

Governing Body members host this dinner to launch the event with an evening of peer networking and insights.

June 5, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Harness Your Super Powers to Tackle the Digital Future

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Ben Hammersley

Author & Futurist

Ben Hammersley

If you or your organization is afraid of what’s next and feel that there are forces at work that drain your market share, Ben Hammersley is here to help. A futurist, he explains the inherent disconnect between business leaders and the world we live in today. He reveals the extreme interconnectedness between seemingly disparate entities, and how technology is at work in everything you do, whether you realize it or not. Discover how technology can give you super powers and how you can use those special abilities to your advantage to not just survive, but conquer, this age of digital transformation.

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

A Problems and Solutions Workshop

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Allen Fazio

CIO

Houlihan Lokey

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Michael Keithley

CIO

United Talent Agency

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Cindy McKenzie

CIO

Deluxe Entertainment

Got a problem you need solved? Got a solution you can provide? This session encourages interaction between attendees to share problems and solutions to pressing needs – from small to big. Leave this session knowing you received or offered a viable solution or resource.

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Translating Industry 4.0 to Business Operations

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Saswati Collam

Principal Innovation Evangelist, Corporate Research & Innovation

Tata Consultancy Services

As the fourth industrial revolution gains speed fueled by emerging technology, business operations are lagging behind. Organizations need to embrace Business 4.0TM, a thought leadership framework that allows taking the basic tenets of business and reimagine how they operate. Join as Saswati Collam unpacks:

  • The current state of innovation that CIOs operate in today
  • A model that focuses on personalization, value creation and risk mitigation
  • A synopsis of business behaviors, fueled by technology, to drive growth and transformation

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Transforming the IT Value Chain

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Christopher Coye

Senior Vice President, IT

Skechers U.S.A., Inc.

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Les Ottolenghi

EVP & CIO

Caesars Entertainment

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Jim Smith

Senior Executive Architect

ServiceNow

As technology continues to be the primary driver of business capability, CIOs have stopped being looked to as simply providers of internal technical support. IT executives must modernize the enterprise to move to value-based, iterative approaches to technology implementation and utilization while also driving cultural change. This session explores:

  • Enterprise platform strategy vs. siloed, single-purpose technology stack
  • How do CIOs align IT investments to business top priorities?
  • How does IT make smarter decisions with real-time analytics across the entire IT value chain?

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 Dennis Keenan at dennis.keenan@evanta.com or 503-912-4569.


9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Leading Digital Transformation at an Iconic Toy Company

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Sven Gerjets

EVP & CTO

Mattel

If you are a tech organization that is not ahead of the business, then you are slowing the business down. If you are a 75-year-old toy company and your customers were born after the invention of the iPad, driving digital transformation in products and consumer experiences is imperative. All IT leaders must help the function – and the enterprise – move fast, take action, and be agile. Moving the boat, not just keeping it afloat, is critical. Learn about the strategy behind Mattel’s efforts to drive business value by leading digital innovation, including:

  • Implementing a fundamental level of hygiene – getting the basic blocking and tackling in order
  • Putting in place an operating model that is predictable and repeatable
  • Updating the security posture
  • Re-platforming the organization
  • Implementing new connected products and digital experiences


10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

How to Build a Successful Enterprise AI

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Roojuta Lalani

Software Engineer

Salesforce

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Phil Cooper

VP, Product GTM, Einstein Analytics

Salesforce.com

The hype is now real – AI is fundamentally changing the way we work and the way jobs will be shaped in the future. But as an enterprise leader, how do you find the signal in the noise of all the change that AI can bring? Join this session to hear:

  • How organizations use AI to make an impact in business
  • Examples of successes with AI
  • How AI can be used to create a more equitable future for all

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Building API Strategy for the Smart Enterprise

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Adrian Butler

SVP, IT & CIO

DineBrands

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Chad Hamilton

VP, Technology

Fremantle

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Chris Hood

Digital Strategist Lead

Google Cloud

APIs and API management have become essential to how enterprises deliver applications in and across clouds. They help build and connect modern applications, increase execution times at scale to optimize costs and use analytics and machine learning to make smarter decisions.

This interactive session explores:

  • How to build transformation strategies across the business with APIs in mind
  • How to measure ROI on your API strategy, including tracking early wins and demonstrating value
  • How your API platform aids innovation and shortens your maturity curve for emerging technologies

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 Dennis Keenan at dennis.keenan@evanta.com or 503-912-4569.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

June 5, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Achieve 100% Analytics Adoption with a New Class of Enterprise Intelligence

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Michael Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board & CEO

MicroStrategy

Despite having access to a wealth of data, enterprises still struggle to effectively deliver trusted insights to the entire workforce — preventing them from realizing the full value of their data investments. Overcoming this challenge takes pervasive adoption of trusted analytics.

This session covers:

  • Mastering the next wave of Enterprise Intelligence with zero-click analytics
  • Empowering your workforce to get more from tools they use, every day
  • Using mobile productivity apps to impact every business role and function


12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

From Zero to 100 – Yamaha’s Race to Cyber Strength

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Glenn Coles

General Manager & CIO

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

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Doug Gaboya III

Senior Manager and CISO

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. was admittedly late to the game when it came to cybersecurity, but the creation of a captive finance company with lots of PII required the company to step on the gas. Discover how the enterprise’s CIO and CISO quickly and efficiently:

  • Put together a program of people, processes and technology
  • Leveraged vendors and tools to jump straight into to the latest and greatest cloud-type solutions
  • Built a SOC, which has no on-premise staff but provides 24-7 coverage, on a shoestring budget


1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Driving Business Value with the Cloud

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Paul Goldberg

CIO

AECOM

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Bertrand Leroux

Former SVP, CIO & Head of Global Strategic Sourcing

Activision Blizzard

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Jake Burns

Enterprise Strategist

Amazon Web Services

Organizations are constantly looking to the CIO for the next big business-enhancing innovation, and in today’s technology landscape, many of those opportunities are in the cloud. A veteran of cloud migration, Amazon Web Services’ Jake Burns – formerly with Live Nation Entertainment – moderates this peer-driven discussion on:

  • Why technology executives must understand the business value of migrating to the cloud
  • Why IT leaders must have a firm grasp on the most effective ways to get there
  • How the cloud can truly drive business 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 Dennis Keenan at dennis.keenan@evanta.com or 503-912-4569.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise – A CIO Roundtable

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Cindy McKenzie

CIO

Deluxe Entertainment

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James Rinaldi

CIO

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Graham Stroman

Regional VP & GM, West

MicroStrategy

Enterprises aspire to maximize their return on investment from data, and to quickly take advantage of the latest innovations in analytics, mobility, cloud, and AI/machine learning. Yet too many organizations struggle with disparate data systems, inconsistent data, closed architectures, and tools that only empower a fraction of the workforce. In this peer-driven discussion, discover:

  • What industry leaders are doing to overcome these challenges and transform their businesses
  • How to apply the right tools and structure to balance counteractive forces, such as agility vs. governance
  • How to empower individuals and teams with access to those tools, while establishing a single version of truth

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 Dennis Keenan at dennis.keenan@evanta.com or 503-912-4569.

June 5, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Increasing Efficiencies by Instituting IoT, Robotics and Automation

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Wasi Ahmed

CIO

Yokohama Tire Corporation of North America

From a chip that tracks tire wear to robotics, self-guided vehicles in plants and factory automation, Yokohama Tire Corporation of North America is bringing manufacturing out of the dark ages. In this session, CIO Wasi Ahmed shares:

  • The challenges, successes and gained efficiencies related to Yokohama’s automation initiatives
  • New automation technologies – such as using a monorail system with robotic hands and ATVs to pick up and move tires
  • How in-plant labor is reduced by 25 percent without a single layoff, and how they’re training employees to new skillsets
  • How this manufacturing-based journey is applicable to other industries

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Leading Boldly and Trusting Your Gut

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Randi Levin

Deputy CIO

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Randi Levin has seen her share of challenges in an IT career that has spanned across industries – public, private and non-profit. One lesson learned? Leadership transcends all industries. In this insightful session, she shares:

  • The significance of trusting your gut, especially if you know what you believe in is right for the organization
  • How to champion change and not let others’ opinions fuel self-doubt
  • The unintended consequences of bold leadership and surviving the unanticipated
  •  The critical importance of acknowledging your people AND your vendor partners


2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

How to Modernize IT Operations to Achieve Full Visibility and Control

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Sven Gerjets

EVP & CTO

Mattel

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Theresa Miller

CIO & EVP, IT

Lionsgate Entertainment

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Mike Ferrari

Regional VP

Tanium

Legacy endpoint management tools are slow, costly and inaccurate, leaving organizations open to disruption and challenged to realize the benefits of digital transformation. In this interactive session, we’ll cover:

  • Why legacy approaches to endpoint management are holding back your digital transformation efforts
  • How to maximize resource efficiency — and keep your team productive — by investing for cost optimization, speed and extensibility
  • Why true visibility and control goes well beyond asset management and provides real-time data for better decision-making

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 Dennis Keenan at dennis.keenan@evanta.com or 503-912-4569.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

The Digital Transformation Journey: Building a Culture of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships

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Kevin Chase

Former SVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer

Sempra Energy

As a proven entrepreneur and seasoned CIO with more than 27 years in technology and the energy industry across North America, Kevin Chase shares his thoughts on how he empowers his organization to successfully lead transformation, enabling his business partners to maximize their use of new digital innovation. Learn how he:

  • Develops IT strategy, priorities and objectives
  • Assesses current technology and digital capabilities
  • Defines a digital framework for improved confidence of future investments
  • Creates organizational alignment for optimized delivery and operations
  • Builds and expands digital capabilities through a culture of innovation

 

4:20pm - 5:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hilton Los Angeles/ Universal City

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Southern California CIO Program Manager


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

Dennis Keenan

Senior Program Manager

360-607-2948

dennis.keenan@evanta.com