Southern California CIO Executive Summit

December 12, 2019 | Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

December 12, 2019
Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

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

James Davis

UCLA
Vice Provost IT & CTO, Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition

Ginny Davis

Technicolor
SVP, CIO & CSO

Mary Gendron

Qualcomm
SVP & CIO

Alexandra Grimwade

Twentieth Century FOX Television
CIO

Chad Hamilton

Fremantle US
VP, Technology

Michael Keithley

United Talent Agency
CIO

Bryan Muehlberger

Beachbody, LLC
Global CIO

Lance Ralls

Belkin International, Inc.
CIO

Agenda


December 11, 2019

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

Be Accessible, Approachable, Accountable – Leadership 301

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Greg Economou

Co-Founder & Partner

(co)laboratory; Former Chief Commercial Officer & Head of Sports, Ticketmaster

Get a sneak peek into Greg Economou’s “leadership scorecard” that he abides by each and every day. In advance of his presentation on summit day, this interactive session lets you see how your own leadership scorecard stacks up and garner some early insights into 10 leadership traits picked up from current and former NBA commissioners Adam Silver and David Stern, among others.

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

December 12, 2019 - morning

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

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Digital Transformation – What Does It Really Mean?

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Les Ottolenghi

EVP & CIO

Caesars Entertainment

CIO Les Ottolenghi discusses the critical decisions, lessons learned, best practices, and opportunities for successful digital transformation across enterprises and industries. He delves into:

  • How has the role of technologists evolved in the age of digital transformation
  • How to set a transformation agenda
  • Why digital transformation means more than people, process and technology


9:00am - 9:20am  Networking Break

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

A Collaborative Mindset – The Key to Success

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Paul Goldberg

CIO

AECOM

With lots of great collaboration tools available for enterprises to use – from video and IM platforms to shared documents – getting folks on the same page should be easy, right? Not so fast. Paul Goldberg says the technology is not the challenge but rather changing the culture within an organization to want to share and collaborate. He shares his thoughts on:

  • More effective information sharing (including email, still a quality tool in the belt)
  • Why to think about starting a shared document first vs. a private one
  • Using your cameras to increase the effectiveness of every single virtual meeting
  • Strategies to create a collaborative culture


9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Infrastructure, Cloud Strategy, Security…and….Action!

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Cindy McKenzie

CIO

Deluxe Entertainment

Cloud migrations can be difficult. Add in terabytes of digital movie content files and managing collaboration and security issues across a global footprint, and the challenges seem, well, box office thriller-worthy. Join Cindy McKenzie as she shares:

  • The hybrid strategy behind moving complex infrastructure
  • How to transform the infrastructure of a manual digital supply chain
  • How to secure a hybrid global environment to withstand an audit

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Business Continuation/Disaster Recovery – Are You Prepared?

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Greg Moore

VP & CIO

KB Home

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

10:10am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

The Phone Rings … ‘Your Data is Being Exfiltrated’ … Now What?

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Joel Manfredo

CIO

Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans

Five months into his current CIO role, Joel Manfredo’s organization faced a very likely significant breach situation. The attack struck in the morning, and the caller warned that all data would be lost by mid-afternoon. He uses this crash course in cybersecurity and anatomy of attacks to share:

  • The steps to take when notified of a potential breach and where to go for resources
  • How to communicate effectively to leadership and the board in real time
  • How to quantify and manage risk across an organization


10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Mobile First – Why Modernizing Your Workforce Starts with Mobility

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Ted Ross

CIO

City of Los Angeles

Regardless of industry, evolving your organization to meet modern demands requires both a technological and philosophical shift. Rethinking the impact of mobility on your teams and customers is key to defining how your organization should transform. In this session, we'll discuss:

  • Real-life examples of successful mobile worker programs
  • The impact of 5G, IoT, and other cellular-enabled solutions
  • How to strengthen your teams’ collective impact, no matter where they work

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Aligning and Implementing Cloud Strategies to Power Digital Transformation

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Jim Crawford

CIO & VP

Kaiser Permanente

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James Davis

Vice Provost IT & CTO, Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition

UCLA

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Murtuza (Ali) Alladin

Chief Cloud Solutions Architect, GTS NA

IBM

Organizations today have migrated only about 20 percent of their workloads to the cloud. CIOs are charged with aligning mission-critical tasks to the right types of cloud environments and determining how to clear cloud-adoption hurdles, including meeting compliance and resiliency requirements and achieving cultural buy-in. Come to this interactive session that tackles:

  • How to successfully design, implement and manage a multiple-cloud operating environment
  • How to foster digital transformation and create a competitive advantage through cloud migration of legacy systems
  • How to adopt and accelerate a culture of agile innovation that leverages AI and cloud

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.

December 12, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 11:45am  Networking Break

11:45am - 12:30pm  Lunch & Comments

Lunch & Interactive Discussions

In this networking lunch, take 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

The ‘People’s CIO’ – How to Lead Your Organization into the Workforce of the Future

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Leonard Kim

Global Vice President - Product Development & Innovation

ADP

Digital transformation, business process re-engineering, motivating and keeping IT talent – the modern CIO is responsible for all of these initiatives and more. But what about the people? What about leading organizations in a world where the future of work is continuing to evolve? This keynote outlines a technology roadmap that prepares enterprises for the workforce of the future. You’ll hear:

  • How to create a next-gen IT organization based on next-gen technology
  • Lessons learned from ADP’s transformation into a technology company backed by service


1:00pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

No IT Heroes, Please

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Joseph Cevetello

CIO

City of Santa Monica

We have all worked with one, or maybe have been one – the incredibly responsible über employee who always saves the day, jumping in at the last moment to resolve any IT emergency. The problem? “IT Heroes” are an incredible risk for any organization that tolerates them. CIO Joseph Cevetello strongly urges every organization to NOT have an IT hero, just in case a crate of Kryptonite falls on them. Join this session and hear:

  • His personal experience dealing with the fallout of a fallen IT hero
  • How to break out of the hero mentality and still keep critical systems working when IT villains arise
  • Why having a team approach to IT heroism may not save the planet, but it will save you and your organization’s bacon


1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Leveraging Cloud Identity for a Secure and Automated Enterprise Platform

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Charles Sims

Head of Technology | CTO

Los Angeles Clippers

Changing your enterprise’s identity posture does not take a ton of effort, but you’d be pound foolish to not put a considerable amount of strategic planning into your approach. The LA Clippers’ Charles Sims shares:

  • An overview of clouded identity and next-gen access management strategies
  • Approaches to secure identity in the era of “open everything”
  • How organizations can drive value using the latest digital identity architectures and standards


1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Capitalize on Digital Technologies to Succeed in the Enterprise 4.0 Era

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Helen Norris

VP & CIO

Chapman University

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Mohandoss Tychicus

CIO

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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Harjott Atrii

EVP & Head, Cloud & Infrastructure Services

Zensar Technologies

Enterprise 4.0 is the next evolution of enterprises that leverages technology to build digital assets co-created by business and technology teams, alike. Today, the proliferation of disruptive technologies continues to reshape businesses, industries and markets. This peer-to-peer round table session explores:

  • How businesses are looking to master digital disruption by competing on experience, differentiating with data and applications
  • Ways to respond instantly to opportunities and build customer loyalty
  • How to win with artificial intelligence, robotics, analytics, knowledge engineering, virtual reality, blockchain and digital web innovations

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.

December 12, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Robots In Space – How JPL Uses AI and Machine Learning

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Masahiro (Hiro) Ono, Ph.D

Research Technologist

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Is there life on Mars? JPL thinks so. By employing AI, ML and automation technologies, JPL makes it possible to send intelligent rovers to Mars. However, using robots does come with a set of decision-making challenges humans would not face. Dr. Hiro Ono shares:

  • How, through the use of AI and ML, software-enabled rovers have overcome many barriers to space exploration and may be the first to encounter life on Mars
  • Successes, challenges and lessons learned that likely are applicable to CIOs, no matter the industry
  • Insight into other research that provides new evidence of life in a land far, far away

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

How Does Your Leadership Scorecard Stack Up?

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Greg Economou

Co-Founder & Partner

(co)laboratory; Former Chief Commercial Officer & Head of Sports, Ticketmaster

For Greg Economou, leadership is about values, emotion, unparalleled vision, and how each of his actions translates to the people around him. Using 10 leadership traits he gleaned from current and former NBA commissioners Adam Silver and David Stern, Economou provides a thought-provoking look into his “leadership scorecard” and shares:

  • How leaders can check more scorecard boxes by being accessible, approachable and accountable
  • How to inspire unwavering loyalty and drive an organization forward
  • How great leadership leads to success in work and in life 

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Using 5G to Fuel Innovation and a Culture of Invention

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Mary Gendron

SVP & CIO

Qualcomm

CIOs are looking for every advantage to keep on the cutting edge of the technology curve. Understanding ways 5G can and will impact the enterprise is one example of how CIOs are mastering their expanding roles as embedded key partners for accelerating innovation beyond IT. In this session, come ready to learn about and share:

  • The definition of 5G technology, and what it means to the future of the enterprise
  • Your approach to innovative excellence and inventiveness on your team and across the business
  • A roadmap for the future of the fully digital global enterprise – moving past the hype cycle and into reality
  •  A new vision for the role of CIO: how they work and collaborate internally, and how they connect with external customers/stakeholders to seize opportunities

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.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Technology as a Strategic Asset to Driving Business Transformation

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Mary Gendron

SVP & CIO

Qualcomm

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Michael Redding

Global Managing Director – Accenture Ventures

Imagine what your business could achieve if you were able to flip your IT investment curve – putting the majority of your financial and human capital toward innovating instead of operating. This keynote session explores:

  • The latest thinking on using technology to drive business transformation
  • Insights from recent Accenture research, Future Systems, that cracks the code on closing the innovation achievement gap – the difference between potential and realized value from technology investments
  • Insights from Qualcomm’s CIO on how to align IT and business, the value of technology transformation initiatives and how to address the skills gap

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

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National Thought Leaders
Keynote Sponsor
National Sponsor
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Southern California CIO Program Managers


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

Dennis Keenan

Senior Program Manager

360-607-2948

dennis.keenan@evanta.com

Omar Bedran

Program Manager

971-717-6680

omar.bedran@evanta.com