CIO Chicago Summit | March 12, 2019 | Convene - 16 West Adams Street - Chicago, IL, USA

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - CIO Chicago Summit

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Presented by:

Steve Rubinow, President, Infocology Inc. View details

 
 
 

8:55 am - 9:25 am

Keynote Presentation

Bringing Down the Barriers

The Internet has already led to significant disruption in a wide range of industries (retail, advertising, music, taxis and even computing itself. But the technologies that will define the 2020s (machine learning, smart products, software agents, wearables, blockchain, speech/facial recognition, robotics, augmented realities, algorithms, and 5G wireless bandwidth) are fundamentally much more powerful than earlier digital innovations, and are destined to drive a major new phase of business automation and intelligence.

In this keynote session, David will show how this coming wave of innovation will challenge both traditional industry incumbents, and today's dot.com leaders, as every industry is increasingly restructured around its underlying data flow.

Presented by:

David Moschella, Research Fellow, Leading Edge Forum

 
 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Learnings Along the Journey

We will explore key learnings from various industries and verticals on the good, the bad and the ugly of digital transformation. We will have an opportunity to not only be exposed to successful use cases, but also ask the hard questions behind those successes.

Takeaways:

  1. One of the best ways to learn is to hear the stories of success (and failure) from companies similar to yours.
  2. Asking questions of HOW the journey unfolded are just as important as the end result.
 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Shifting the Organizational Mindset to Focus on a Value-Driven Portfolio

Prioritizing digital transformation initiatives to drive the greatest value is always a challenge. How do you balance ongoing application maintenance and support with customer-driven enhancements? This session will share how one company is approaching their work differently in order to maximize value.

Takeaways:

  1. Portfolio transparency across the enterprise is the cornerstone for value-driven alignment
  2. Linking enterprise capabilities to three-year goals supports better decision making
  3. Clear measures of progress and impact will help to ensure continuous improvement

Presented by:

Jack Garland, VP, Card Application Development, Discover Financial View details

 
 

Think Tank

How Augmented Analytics Will Help Your Organization

Augmented Analytics focus on specific areas of augmented intelligence, using machine learning to enhance how data and analytics are presented and shared. As the capabilities of this technology advance rapidly, it is pivotal to understand these advancements. 

Takeaways:

  1. Learn more about Augmented Analytics' role as a key feature of data preparation and management, process management, process mining and data science platforms.
  2. How to optimize the decisions and actions of all entire team, not just those of analysts and data scientists
  3. Using Augmented Analytics to automate the process of data preparation, insight generation and insight visualization

Presented by:

Neil Bahroos, Chief Data Officer, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab View details

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

How to Accelerate & Simplify Approvals, & Why It Matters

Approvals today are a complicated and time-consuming experience for managers and executives. Logging into multiple applications, searching through emails, establishing VPN access, and forgetting log-in credentials cause unnecessary frustration and negative financial impacts. Capriza's ApproveSimple consolidates all your approvals into a single, unified worklist delivered to any device, anywhere. Customers reduce approval cycles by an average of 70% and enjoy a consumer-like user experience in the enterprise. Find out how you can boost productivity, accelerate your business, and increase employee satisfaction.

Sponsored by:

Capriza View details

 
 

Presented by:

Matt Weber, Regional Sales Manager, Capriza View details

 
 
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

AI-Driven Development

Due to market shifts, the need for collaboration between professional data scientists and application developers is no longer necessary. Today, professional developers can operate alone using predefined models to deliver the top, AI-enhanced solutions. These models allow for developers to utilize tools tailored to integrating AI capabilities into your organization's solution. 

Takeaways:

  1. Learn more about how to utilize predefined AI integration models
  2. Learn how to apply AI to various data sciences, application development and testing functions
  3. Understand the potential benefit of self-governing programs over large data sets

Presented by:

Venu Yalavarthi, Global Head of Enterprise Architecture, Ingredion Inc.

 

Think Tank

The Birth of Digital Twins

In the near future, it is predicted that digital twins or the digital representation of a real-world system will exist for billions of different things. The implication of digital twins will be base-line and simple at first, but as developments take place, digital twins will improve their ability to collect and present the right data and apply the right analytics in order to respond effectively and efficiently.

Takeaways:

  1. Understanding the opportunity for digital twins in your organization and how to implement them
  2. How digital twins create more dynamic processes for an organization's business model
  3. Covering the business implications of digital twins for your organization
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Designing the Digital Workplace

Employees are consumers of digital technologies such as IoT, AR and VR. The plethora of mobile devices has enabled them to work where they want and when they want which has raised the bar on employee expectations for tools and capabilities from their employers. In order for companies to retain the best and get the most out of their employees, it is vital to design and continually update the digital workplace. We will discuss the current trends as well as share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations.

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees will demand a mobile and efficient workplace.  
  2. Keeping these skilled employees fully engaged and passionate about your company is critical to achieving the desired digital transformation.

Sponsored by:

Silver Peak Systems View details

 
 
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Going Mobile: Mobility as a Driver of Enterprise Transformation

Mobility has changed everything. Customers expect to engage and consume where and how they want. This power shift from company to customer has put increased pressure on on businesses to change. However, mobility can also be the beacon that drives a company's digital transformation due to its universality in experience and understanding.

Takeaways:

  1. Mobility is changing both how employees and customers think about and interact with a company.
  2. Mobility can also be the overarching driver that enables a CIO to rally an organization to the next step on the digital transformation journey.
 

12:40 pm - 1:20 pm

Keynote Luncheon

Digital Transformation: A Journey to a Business Transformation

Leading companies are disrupting the status quo by using data and data science to transform business strategy and create new business models that fuel growth. CIOs have the power to uncover the insights that drive disruption and speed transformation. Learn how leading companies are transforming their bottom line, using digital technologies like AI and Cloud to accelerate innovation in the cognitive era. And understand how CIOs are creating scalable analytics platforms embracing cloud model deployments while ensuring data privacy, security and sovereignty. 

Takeaways: 

  1. How to build a data science organization (people, process and technology) to disrupt the core and create new business value
  2. The approaches to integrate analytics into key applications and systems to enable people throughout an organization to access and act on insights when and where it matters most
  3. The ways data science teams are developing complex predictive, prescriptive and cognitive models to enable organization to make better business decisions leveraging AI, Cloud and open source development platforms and tools to build models more quickly and easily

Presented by:

Nalini Polavarapu, Head of Data Science Strategy, Bayer CropScience View details

 
 
 

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm

Executive Visions Panel

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CIO

A CIO's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years as most CIOs supervise teams and units beyond their IT department. Because of these changes in responsibilities, a CIO's success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, the role of a CIO has become both more attractive and more demanding.

Takeaways:

  1. What are the significant changes regarding the role of the CIO?
  2. How to keep up with the changing requirements
  3. How to properly measure a CIO's success

Moderated by:

Steve Rubinow, President, Infocology Inc. View details

 
 

Panelists:

Ruben Chacon, CISO, Constellation Brands

 

Vince Fattore, CIO, Temperature Equipment Corporation View details

 
 

Mohammed Dastagir, Chief Technology Officer, Sears Holdings Corporation

 
 

2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Data Guided Business - It's as Easy as 1,2,?,4

In today's digital economy the currency of the future is data. Those who can keep up with the pace will succeed, those who cannot will get run over. However, many companies find themselves stuck at a cross roads. They have the data, they know what questions they want to ask, and they know what they want to do once they have an answer. But how do you process the mountains of data in the middle?

Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, and Machine Learning tools are growing in popularity to resolve that exact problem. But what is it? How does it work? And when should I fear my toaster?

Takeaways:

  1. Understand the value of data guided decision making in today's digital economy
  2. Learn the process of going from data to decision
  3. Better understand what artificial intelligence is and how it impacts how we understand the data around us

Sponsored by:

Keyence View details

 
 

Presented by:

Rob Ortiz, Director of Artificial Intelligence, Keyence View details

 
 
 

2:35 pm - 3:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Enhancing Your Edge

Edge computing is computing topology in which the content collection and delivery are placed closer to their endpoints. The goal of edge computing is to keep the traffic and processing local to eliminate delays and reduce traffic. Currently, edge computing is being driven by IoT and requires processing to be close to the end rather than on a centralized cloud server. However, rather than creating brand new architecture, cloud computing and edge computing will evolve into centralized service executing on centralized servers, on-premise servers and on the edge devices themselves.

Takeaways:

  1. Review your organization's progress within edge computing.
  2. How to adapt centralized service execution.
  3. The future of edge computing and its potential capabilities

Think Tank

Immersive Experiences

Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are changing the way in which people perceive the digital world. This perception change and interaction experience presents unique opportunities for the immersive user experience. 

Takeaways:

  1. Discuss the shift from individual devices that have separated user interface technologies to a multichannel experience
  2. Discuss how immersive technologies provide benefits such as use, scalability, and new types experiences your organization, customers and employees.
  3. Learn more about the challenges facing the immersive technologies implications
 

3:05 pm - 3:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Digital Transformation: Architecting Your Digital Platform at the Edge

The digital economy is forcing enterprises to transform how they connect customers, partners, employees and operations. Today's market leaders credit their speed and business advantages to their digital platform. Equinix will discuss how an Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOATM) with a step-by-step playbook can redefine the edge - which is where to localize delivery of cloud-supported services to your customers, employees and partners - and architect your digital platform.

Presented by:

Mark Polimus, Solutions Architect, Equinix View details

 
 

Equinix View details

 
 
 

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Latest in Blockchain

Entire industries are reshaped with the implementation of blockchain due to its promise to enable trust, provide transparency and reduce friction across as well as lowering costs and improving cash flow. Currently, financial institutions, governments and many other institutions have a centralized trust model that adds delays and friction costs to its transactions. Consumers are warmly welcoming blockchain and its ability to provide an alternative trust model and removing the need for central authorities in monitoring transactions.

Takeaways:

  1. Cover the latest advancements in blockchain implementations
  2. Reasons why it is significant to at least begin evaluating blockchain even if you're not looking to implement it immediately
  3. What roadblocks your organization may run into with blockchain implementation.

Presented by:

Varun Ebenezer, VP Senior IT Audit, BMO Financial View details

 
 

Think Tank

Working in Smart Spaces

A smart space is an environment in which users and technology-enabled systems interact in increasingly open, connected, coordinated and intelligent ecosystems. The goal of a smart space is to come together and create a more immersive, collaborative and automated experience for a target set of people and industries.

Takeaways:

  1. Discuss the latest innovations of smart space in regards to smart cities, digital workplaces, smart homes and more.
  2. The future of smart spaces as technology continues to be a more essential part of our daily lives
  3. Elements of smarts spaces that are important to be aware of
 

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Navigating Security & Risk in a Changing IT Landscape

Agile, DevOps, containers, microservices, the cloud are all seeing increased adoption across the enterprise. But, while there are valid business reasons to embrace these new models, there is potential risk in implementation. Is this change necessary? If so, how can this change be accommodated effectively, safely? This session will cover some common elements of the risk of change - and of not changing - and suggest approaches to minimize risk as you adopt these new technologies.

Takeaways:

  1. The IT Landscape will continue to change leading to new processes, new technologies and new "standard" ways of doing IT business
  2. This changing Landscape will present security challenges where you will need to balance the "pain of same" vs the "pain of change"
 

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Establishing Trust Through Digital Ethics & Privacy

With 2018's major hacks and breaches, people are becoming increasingly concerned about how organizations in both the public and private sector are using their information. More importantly, there is serious alarm as these organizations that are not proactively addressing these concerns. 

Takeaways:

  1. How to learn from others' security mistakes
  2. Cover the broader topic of digital ethics and the trust of your customers and employees
  3. What steps your organization can take to establish trust

Think Tank

Regulations Mean Change

More complex regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), have came into play due to the rise of data breaches forces. As data today is viewed as a such an asset, it is also a tremendous liability. Understanding that, organizations has to consider both while they implement technologies that will both innovative their business, but also be cost effective.

Takeaways:

  1. Understand the latest regulations, such as GDPR
  2. How to tell business stakeholders that data protection can be a key differentiator for your organization
  3. The steps needed to take to be regulatory compliant
 

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CIOs where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the digital transformation projects ahead of you.
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one-day CIO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers.

Presented by:

Steve Rubinow, President, Infocology Inc. View details

 
 
 

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour