March 20-22, 2017

What’s Next in Digital

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2017 Conference Overview. The full agenda is listed below.

Monday, March 20
1:00pm: Registration Desk Open
2:00pm – 5:30pm: Roundtable Discussions (by invitation only)
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Welcome reception

Tuesday, March 21
7:30am: Breakfast
8:30am – 5:30pm: Conference sessions

Wednesday, March 22
8:00am: Breakfast
9:00am – 5:00pm: Conference sessions
6:30pm – 9:00pm: Awards cocktail reception, gala and awards ceremony (open to all conference attendees)

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2:00pm - 3:30pm

Business Realization of Innovation

Enterprises in the throes of digital transformation are under fierce competitive pressure to bring innovative products and services to market fast, creating important new sources of revenue and other business value, often within 12 to 24 months.
During this 90-minute session, three IT executives share their successful strategies for streamlining processes and disrupting cultural norms that impede speed. Attendees will then break out into peer discussion groups to address key issues, including:
* Overcoming resistance to cannibalizing in-place revenue streams
* Removing cultural and organizational speed barriers
* Tactics for fast-tracking the cross-over process, from pilot to production
Pre-registration required

Kris Fitzgerald, NTT DATA
Moderated by: Julia King, Contributing Editor, CIO

Roundtable Discussion

*Pre-registration required*

 

 

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Roundtable Discussion sponsored by Code42

*Pre-registration required*

Moderated by: Adam Dennison, SVP/GM, IDG Events & Publisher, CIO

Roundtable Discussion

*Pre-registration required*

5:30pm - 6:30pm Welcome Reception
8:30am - 8:45am Welcome and Opening Remarks

John Gallant, SVP and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications

8:45am - 9:30am Our Faster Future

Our reality is getting a major upgrade to an all-new operating system. The learning curve will be steep and those who learn to think differently will be the ones who succeed. In his new book Whiplash, Jeff Howe and his coauthor Joi Ito get us past the Cliff Notes on this future and detail nine areas in which we must change our thought and practice in order to thrive in our faster future. We must learn to use a compass instead of a map, and to value practice over theory. This is a must-hear, must-learn message for any business today.

Jeff Howe, co-Author, Whiplash

9:30am - 10:00am Strategy Keynote

Nayaki Nayyar, President, Digital Service Management at BMC, will discuss business trends and the company’s vision and roadmap for the coming business cycles.

10:00am - 10:30am Networking Break
10:30am - 11:10am Digital Edge Winner Lightning Round

Join us as three winners of Digital Edge awards for initiatives involving virtual and augmented reality share their projects in 7-minute sprints, then convene as a group for an interactive panel discussion.

William Confalonieri, Chief Digital Officer, Deakin University Australia
Eric Whiting, Director of Scientific Computing, Information Management, Idaho National Laboratory
Sue Workman, Vice President, University Technology and Chief Information Officer, Case Western Reserve University

11:20am - 11:50am

The Smart Campus of the Future

Deakin University is digitizing its physical campuses. Creating a tangible digital ‘skin’ over the physical environment for campus users involves not just a ‘smart building’ infrastructure, but a digitally-enabled campus that knows you – who you are, where you are and what you need. Join this session to understand Deakin’s vision and how it is leveraging a range of digital technologies to communicate, connect, serve and teach in new ways.

William Confalonieri, Chief Digital Officer, Deakin University Australia

Building a Digital Business with APIs

Viamericas helps the unbanked send money from the U.S. to other countries – in person, and now online. Yet its digital strategy expands far beyond its own brands. Self-built APIs allow partners to use its financial platform to offer services through their own consumer channels with competitive pricing and exchange rates. Join Viamericas CTO Joel Kosloski to hear how it built this digital strategy — and a business with huge potential for the future.

Joel Kosloski, CTO, Viamericas

Driving Value with Analytics and Machine Learning

Technology and market disruptors are forcing companies to adapt quickly to remain competitive.  Analytics and machine learning have the potential to transform organizations and create new value streams, from new or differentiated products to customer engagement. How? Join this session and hear how a range of organizations are driving revenue, efficiencies and more with their efforts.

Jose Guereque, IT & Innovation Director, Arca Continental
Trevor Schulze, CIO, Micron Technology

Moderator: Ken Piddington, CIO & Executive Advisor, MRE Consulting Ltd.

Award Winner Case Study

Join us and behind the scenes at an award-winning company and learn more about a transformative effort that has modernized their business for the digital age.

12:00pm - 12:30pm

3 Strategies to Protect Corporate IP in the Age of Employee Churn

Your business is built on data. In fact, 80% of your company value is in your intellectual property. It’s exactly this data—created by your knowledge workers—that holds the key to innovation and market advantage. But today, workers leave for new opportunities every 3-5 years—and take IP with them. So how do organizations develop security strategies for this new age? Attend the session to learn how to combat one of the largest data security blind spots—employee behavior.

John Durant, CTO, Code42

Digital Gets Real

In today’s increasingly digital business, organizations must manage digital assets across multisource cloud environments, an ever growing array of smart devices, and customer and employee experience across multi-channel communication platforms. Where is your organization on this spectrum of challenges? Join us to share thoughts and discuss experiences  managing or preparing to manage the realities of going digital.

Nandu Mahadevan, Vice President, SaaS Operations, BMC Software

Industry Breakouts

These concurrent sessions will feature industry leaders sharing insights on digital challenges and solutions.

Industry Breakouts

These concurrent sessions will feature industry leaders sharing insights on digital challenges and solutions.

12:30pm - 1:45pm Lunch with Discussion Topics

Meet more of our Premier 100 Technology Leaders and Digital Edge honorees as they lead discussions around their winning initiatives over lunch.

1:45pm - 1:50pm Premier 100 Video: Digital Transformation
1:50pm - 2:35pm Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030

Artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to change the world in profound ways. How? The 100 Year Study on Artificial Intelligence aims to find out. Written by a group of leading AI thinkers, the study’s first report assesses the state of AI and its likely future influences on people, communities, and society over the coming 15 years. University of Texas professor Peter Stone chaired the first study panel, which published its report in September 2016. What did it find in sectors such as transportation, healthcare, and employment? How will AI govern life – and policy – in the next 15 years? Join Peter for an up-close view into the work of leading scientists and the machines of our future.

Peter Stone, Chairman, AI2030; Professor/Chair, Computer Science and Robotics, University of Texas at Austin

2:35pm - 2:50pm Fireside Chat with Delphix

One of our conference hosts joins a top executive from a leading solution provider to discuss what this company is seeing in the field and what it predicts will alter the landscape in the coming months. Audience participation is highly encouraged.

Chris Cook, President and CEO, Delphix
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications

2:50pm - 3:30pm The Digital Transformation of Industries: GE Power’s Journey

125-year-old industrial giant GE plans to be a top 10 software company by 2020. Its strategy is to build a software portfolio on the Predix Industrial Internet Operating System, and to digitally transform its business. Nowhere has this transformation moved faster than in the electricity industry, where GE Power and its customers are navigating disruption from new fuel and energy management technologies, the electrification of the auto industry, and climate change regulation. Chief Digital Officer Ganesh Bell will outline how GE Power is harnessing a platform built for the industrial world to innovate and better help customers in the midst of their own digital transformations. In this keynote, Bell will also give insights into the digital playbook for industry and how it can be applied across business verticals to capture value and better serve customers.

Ganesh Bell, Chief Digital Officer, GE Power

3:30pm - 3:45pm Networking Break
3:45pm - 4:25pm Creating a Culture of Transformation

CIOs and business leaders recognize that the most difficult aspect of digital transformation is creating a culture for continuing success. What new organizational structures, incentives and operating principles are required to move from one-off projects to ongoing transformation and innovation? What can ‘traditional’ companies learn from disruptors about agility, fast-failure, learning from customers and quickly capitalizing on rapid technological change. From the board of directors to the IT department, what needs to change in this Third-Platform world? Our panel of business and tech leaders will detail how they are changing their organizations and share their advice for creating a culture of success.

Gina Altieri, Chief of Strategy and Integration, Nemours Children’s Health System
Ganesh Bell, Chief Digital Officer, GE Power
Georgette Kiser, Managing director and CIO, The Carlyle Group
George Labelle, CIO, Independent Purchasing Cooperative

Moderator: John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications

4:25pm - 4:40pm Fireside Chat with NTT DATA

One of our conference hosts joins a top executive from a leading solution provider to discuss what this company is seeing in the field and what it predicts will alter the landscape in the coming months. Audience participation is highly encouraged.

Lisa Woodley, Vice President, Digital Experience, NTT DATA
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications

 

4:40pm - 5:20pm In the Labs: A Look at Emerging Tech at JPL

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory puts spacecraft in space and technology to work to show us what’s happening up there. It also prototypes all kinds of software and devices in its pursuit of innovation down here. Lately that’s included uses for IoT, AR, AI and a range of consumer technologies poised to enter the enterprise atmosphere. Join Tom Soderstrom, JPL’s IT CTO and Chief Innovation Officer, for a profound and entertaining look at what’s in test mode that could possibly rejuvenate or disrupt our enterprises.

Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

5:20pm - 5:30pm Closing Remarks
9:00am - 9:10am Opening Remarks

John Gallant, SVP and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications

9:10am - 10:00am The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Designing the Future

The author of the books We CAN Fix Healthcare and The Phantom Stethoscope, President Klasko uses science fiction to challenge audiences to imagine an ideal future, and identify what it takes to design that future today.  His talk will demonstrate actionable strategies through an innovative “history of the future” thought experiment, a strategic planning process that has led to Dr. Klasko’s organization rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing academic medical centers in the nation, one that is more optimistic about its future than its almost 200-year-old past. With optimism that is an antidote to fear surrounding current change, he will challenge us to erase traditional boundaries and silos, to see creativity as a strategy, and to reconsider a hospital system as a “consumer organization.”

Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., M.B.A., President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

10:00am - 10:30am Strategy Keynote

A top executive from a leading solution provider will discuss business trends and the company’s vision and roadmap for the coming business cycles.

10:30am - 11:00am Networking Break
11:00am - 11:30am

New Technologies in the Enterprise: An Ideation Exercise

Are you learning about all the new tech that can be useful for some businesses, but are not sure how it could apply to yours? Then join us to brainstorm and collaborate with peers on the challenges that new types of technology could solve. We’ll look at IoT, voice recognition, AI, and cloud computing.

Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Securing the Digital Enterprise

With the unprecedented value opportunities for digital transformation (DX) lurks an ugly downside — intelligent adversaries looking for ways to abuse or exploit the complex IT systems that keep things running. Breaches are constantly being identified and disclosed, and IT security professionals are working hard to manage risk, but are challenged to meet security needs in the face of scarce resources and highly dynamic IT architectures. This session cuts through the confusion of how risk is measured and how resources are allocated to create the strongest Digital Security program.

Pete Lindstrom, Vice President, Security Research, IDC

Award Winner Case Study

Join us and behind the scenes at an award-winning company and learn more about a transformative effort that has modernized their business for the digital age.

11:40am - 12:10pm

Industry Breakouts

These concurrent sessions will feature industry leaders sharing insights on digital challenges and solutions.

Industry Breakouts

These concurrent sessions will feature industry leaders sharing insights on digital challenges and solutions.

Industry Breakouts

These concurrent sessions will feature industry leaders sharing insights on digital challenges and solutions.

Industry Breakouts

These concurrent sessions will feature industry leaders sharing insights on digital challenges and solutions.

12:10pm - 1:30pm

Lunch with Discussion Topics

Meet more of our Premier 100 Technology Leaders and Digital Edge honorees as they lead discussions around their winning initiatives over lunch.

Women in Leadership Lunch

The CIO Executive Council’s Women in Leadership Community is dedicated to enabling the success of Executive Women in Leadership by raising the visibility of women in the IT profession and growing the pipeline of women entering IT and leadership positions. We hope you will join us at this special Women in Leadership luncheon for an opportunity to network with other senior women leaders and participate in a lively discussion focused on issues that are important to you.

Sponsored by NTT DATA

* Pre-registration is required. For information, email Meghan Kennelly.

1:30pm - 1:35pm Premier 100 Video: Digital Transformation
1:35pm - 2:15pm Award Winner Lightning Round

Join us as three Digital Edge and Premier 100 Technology Leader award winners share their IoT and data initiatives in 7-minute sprints, then convene as a group for an interactive panel discussion. From the largest smart building implementation in the world to retail, supply chain and field data projects, they will share their experiences with deploying sensors, collecting data and incorporating these data streams to make critical business decisions.

Brett Bonner, VP, R&D/Operations Research, The Kroger Co.
Jianyan Lai, Senior Vice President & Senior Architect, with Zhongqian (Jennifer) Feng, CTO, Dalian Wanda Group
Larry Reuwer, Global Supply Chain IT Production Strategy Lead, Monsanto

2:15pm - 2:30pm Fireside Chat with Code42

One of our conference hosts joins a top executive from a leading solution provider to discuss what this company is seeing in the field and what it predicts will alter the landscape in the coming months. Audience participation is highly encouraged.

John Durant, CTO, Code42
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications

2:30pm - 2:45pm Fireside Chat with Vonage

One of our conference hosts joins a top executive from a leading solution provider to discuss what this company is seeing in the field and what it predicts will alter the landscape in the coming months. Audience participation is highly encouraged.

Jeff Savage, Vice President of Enterprise, Vonage
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications

2:45pm - 3:10pm Networking Break
3:10pm - 3:50pm Blockchain: Beyond Bitcoin

The biggest breakthrough with Bitcoin isn’t the virtual currency – it’s the blockchain behind it, which  some call the future of the Internet. Many organizations are probing how this nascent peer to peer method of securing transactions could revolutionize parts of their business. This cutting-edge discussion, led by IDC’s Pete Lindstrom, will explore the potential of blockchain in industries such as financial services, health care and more, from use cases to stumbling blocks and what’s needed to move it forward.

Paul Friedman, Vice President, Business Technology Leader, Humana
Michael Garcia, Vice President, Development Services, Fannie Mae

Moderator: Pete Lindstrom, Vice President, Security Research, IDC

3:50pm - 4:50pm Driving the Digital Future: Your Call to Action

The need to drive a digital vision for your organization is clear. The question is, how? Whether your role empowers you to step up and lead the change or to rally resources to make it happen, this workshop is designed to help you realize the vision you’ve been building throughout the conference. You’ll work with peers and two veteran CIOs and digital leaders to leave inspired to take action and make a difference.

Steven John, CIO, AmeriPride
Angela Yochem, CIO, Rent-A-Center

4:50pm - 5:00pm Closing Remarks

John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications

6:30pm - 7:00pm Cocktail Reception
7:00pm - 9:00pm Awards Ceremony and Gala Celebration

Underwritten by BMC.