2014 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum
2014 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum
June 19, 2014 - Chicago, IL
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The role of the Chief Information Officer has greatly changed during the past few years. CIOs and IT leaders—who are now integral to accelerating their business’ growth—are tasked with driving value throughout the organization. They are consistently improving processes and workflow, accelerating time to market, and identifying new business opportunities. With the volatile economy, technology leaders have a unique opportunity to provide real business value by making decisions that will better position enterprises to succeed in upcoming years.
The Argyle CIO Leadership Forum in Chicago is bringing together leading CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, VPs, IT/Technology/MIS and IT leaders from a variety of industries to discuss best practices and innovative technology strategies. The forum will focus on several areas including: “Leveraging cloud computing,” “Challenges associated with IT consumerization,” ”Optimizing talent management,” “The impact of social media on the IT department,” “Data security,” and “The changing role of the CIO.”
This event will feature insights from top
Baxter View Bio »
Abhishek Agarwal is the Chief Privacy Officer at Baxter International, where he manages global privacy compliance portfolio. His main focus is to advise business on compliance matters and main the culture of compliance.
Previously, Abhishek has gained experience working at fortune 100 companies such as Kraft Foods, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, and E&Y Consulting where he has worked on large Information Security & Risk initiatives like Identity & Access Management, Information Risk Assessments, Information Ownership & Classification, Information Asset Management and Vendor Governance and Management.
In relation to security compliance, he has managed large technology initiatives such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Cloud Computing, Virtualization (VDI), Next Generation Network (NGN), Brand Protection in Cyber space, Social Media Monitoring and risk assessment.
Abhishek is well verse with the latest prevailing regulations in financial industry and in relations with Privacy. He has developed information security risk programs to comply with federal regulations namely, OCC & OCR requirements, HIPAA/HITECH, GLBA, EU DPA, PIPEDA, FACT Act, FTC regulations (COPPA, DNC), US:EU/Swiss SafeHarbor.
He is experienced in establishing compliance programs based on industry best practices namely, a unique combination of ISO 27001/02, GAPP, PCI, BITS.
He is an active member International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), a member of the Information Systems Audit and Compliance Association (ISACA), a certified Information Risk and System Control (CRISC) and certified with ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification.
He received both an Electrical & Electronic Engineering (B.E. 1997) and a MBA (MBA 1999) from Pittsburg State University, also received Certificate in Strategy from University of Chicago - Booth School of Business.
MillerCoors View Bio »
Karen Alber is chief information officer for MillerCoors and also leads the company’s business transformation to enterprise processes and systems. In this role, Karen is responsible for providing executive vision and leadership in the development and implementation of robust information solutions across the company.
Karen joined MillerCoors in February 2011 from HJ Heinz, where she served as senior vice president and global chief information officer. During her tenure, her team led a worldwide business and system transformation change.
Prior to her role at Heinz, Karen held leadership positions at PepsiCo, including vice president of enterprise systems readiness, training and development; and vice president of the company’s integration management office. She also held a number of roles with Quaker Oats, including vice president of integrated business solutions, and supply chain director for the Quaker Foods division. Additionally, Karen worked at SAP America as industry segment manager for its food and beverage sector.
Karen is a board member of the Friends of the Chicago River. Additionally, she has had strong involvement with APICS, The Association for Operations Management.
Karen earned a Bachelor of Science in operations management from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Loyola University in Chicago.
Windsor Group Computer Services View Bio »
Charles is WG Managing Partner responsible for Global Business Development and Supplier Management. Founder of Windsor Group Computer Services 1983. Pioneer in the "paid for performance" IT sourcing engagement model.
Over 30 years of experience helping large enterprise clients with IT Infrastructure outsource and sourcing advisory services. Extensive sales and management experience in the information technology industry, including financial services, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, energy, and telecommunications.
Specialities include Data Centers, Infrastructure Operations, Financial & Service IT Assessments & benchmarking for global enterprise corporations seeking to identify specific cost reduction opportunities and implement sourcing solutions. Strong global service delivery models, cloud computing for enterprise clients, Expert IBM Mainframe cost reduction analysis and solutions.
Fairview Health Services View Bio »
Barry is the first Chief Information Security Officer for Fairview Health Systems. He joined Fairview in 2013 and is responsible for enterprise information security and the security technologies, including the development and implementation of organization-wide security policy, security architecture, and consistent standards and procedures. This is a balancing act, supporting business objectives with the many difficult security challenges and compliance efforts relating to federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements, such as HIPAA and PCI.
Barry has 30 years of experience in information technology, the last 20 of which has been focused on information security. He has worked in information technology and security positions at the State of MN, US Bank, US West/Qwest, Boeing Computer Services and United Technologies. He holds an MS in applied mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (aka Virginia Tech) and a BS in mathematics and computer science from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), an information systems security management professional (ISSMP), a certified information systems auditor (CISA), a certified information security manager (CISM) and is active in the Minnesota chapters of InfraGard, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
He has recently retired from 14 years of coaching youth sports, primarily soccer, in Apple Valley and served as director of coaching of both the travel and community soccer programs. He continues his service on the board of directors for the Valley Athletic Association, which oversees the local travel and community sports.
Follow him on Twitter @bcaplin and read his blog http://securityandcoffee.blogspot.com/
Wells Fargo View Bio »
Tomasz Chowanski has over 18 years of experience in information security as a leader, practitioner and consultant. Currently, Mr. Chowanski is a Senior Vice President and Information Security Leader for the Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) Consumer Lending Line of Business. He has an information security leadership and corporate risk management program oversight responsibility across home lending, credit card, lines and loans as well as auto and education finance business units. Prior to joining WFC he led security architecture and operations functions at GE Capital Retail Finance as well as served as CISO of GE Money Services. During his career, Tom drove many successful productivity and growth enabling cyber security initiatives. Professionally, he is most passionate about balancing business and technology risk while seeking operational excellence and strategic alignment.
SAS View Bio »
Jill Dyché is an acknowledged speaker, author, and blogger on the topic of aligning IT with business solutions. As the Vice President of SAS Best Practices, she speaks, writes, and blogs about the business value of analytics and information.
Prior to being acquired by SAS subsidiary DataFlux in 2011, Jill was a partner and co-founder of Baseline Consulting, where she combined the roles of best-practice expert, industry gadfly, key client advisor, and all-around thoughtleader. At both firms, she has led client strategies and market analysis in the areas of data governance, business intelligence, master data management, CRM, and big data.
Jill has counseled executive teams and boards of directors on the strategic importance of their information investments. Executives from companies including Charles Schwab, Verizon, and Microsoft have relied Jill’s counsel for data strategy planning and execution.
Jill’s first book, e-Data (Addison Wesley), has been published in eight languages. Her book, The CRM Handbook (Addison Wesley), is the bestseller on the topic. Jill has contributed to a range of other books and her work has been featured in major publications such as Computerworld, CIO Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune and Newsweek.com. Jill’s latest book, Customer Data Integration: Reaching a Single Version of the Truth (John Wiley and Sons), was co-authored with Evan Levy, and shows the business breakthroughs achieved with integrated customer data. The book features case studies from Royal Bank of Canada, Intuit, AARP, ING Insurance, Overstock.com and Amgen, among others.
Jill is a featured speaker at industry conferences, university programs, and vendor events. She judges several best practices awards, is a member of the Society of Information Management, and is on the faculty of The Data Warehousing Institute. She is also a blogger for Harvard Business Review (hbr.org) and writes the popular In the Biz blog at jilldyche.com.
ForgeRock View Bio »
With more than 30 years of experience in the software and technology industries, Mike has held senior executive roles at SAP, i2 Technologies, Oracle, and Apple. Mike has also provided consulting expertise to some of the largest software firms and venture-funded startups to define and drive new growth and execution opportunities.
AvePoint View Bio »
Chris Foreman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Board of AvePoint Public Sector, Inc., drives the company's growth and delivers innovative solutions to the U.S. Federal, State, and Local Government entities. Since joining AvePoint in 2007, Mr. Foreman has been instrumental in the company's management and strategic direction. He has launched new offices nationally and abroad as well as managed the company's enterprise and inside sales, system engineering, and marketing organizations. Mr. Foreman increased AvePoint's presence within the Federal market by opening Virginia office and created AvePoint's newest subsidiary, AvePoint Public Sector, Inc. The company was created to help the meet the mission-critical needs of its government customers within their Microsoft SharePoint deployments.
Prior to AvePoint, Mr. Foreman served as an Account Manager at Nutech Integrated Systems where he oversaw enterprise sales initiatives, focusing on healthcare, archiving, e-discovery and records management. He has actively worked with SharePoint since 2003.
Mr. Foreman received a Bachelor of Art degree with honors in political science and international affairs from Northwestern University. He's active in government-oriented associations, including AFCEA and ConnectVETS. Additionally, he supports philanthropic causes such as LIFT, an organization that serves low-income families. He resides in Chicago, IL.
Lifetouch View Bio »
Rahoul Ghose is Senior Vice President & CIO at Lifetouch Inc where he has overall accountability for IT and digital business delivery for the company. Previously Rahoul was VP of Business Integration for Best Buy’s global shared services, VP Corporate IT Services for Cargill, and CIO for Cargill’s Animal Protein businesses. Rahoul’s earlier career was with Honeywell Inc where he spent over 18 years in various leadership positions, in IT as well as in Manufacturing Operations, Audit, and Marketing.
Rahoul has been an invited speaker to China’s National Software Symposium at Chengdu. He also serves on the Board of the MacPhail center for Music in Minnesota. Rahoul holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
State of Illinois View Bio »
Ivan Handler serves as the Chief Information Officer of the Illinois Office of Health Information Technology Authority. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing the relationship between the business and policy requirements for the Illinois statewide health information exchange and efficient technology strategies to support those requirements.
Handler most recently served as the Chief Information Officer of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services from September of 2005 through March of this 2010. He was involved in scientific computing in college and graduate school. For over 25 years, Handler has served as a consultant in the medical, manufacturing, insurance, utilities, legal and construction industries. Handler started his relationship with computing in 1963, when as a freshman at High School, he was asked to join a computer club that was part of a network of such clubs in the Chicago area initiated by the Illinois Institute of Technology. He learned Fortran II on an IBM 1620 and has been continuously learning new languages and technologies ever since. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His specialty was in algebraic topology. He lives in Chicago.
ACCO Brands Corporation View Bio »
Royce Heaney is VP of Global Information Technology for ACCO Brands Corporation, a $2B global market leader in branded office products and computer supplies headquartered in Lake Zurich, Illinois. ACCO Brands manufactures and distributes such iconic brands as Swingline, Mead 5-Star, Day-Timer, Kensington, and many others. Royce is a key member of the executive management team, and has been with ACCO Brands since 2006.
Prior to ACCO, Royce was CIO for Solo Cup Company (disposable food service product manufacturer), and throughout his varied career has also held management positions in mechanical engineering, CAD design, IT infrastructure and applications, and commercial diving operations.
Royce currently resides in the north suburbs of Chicago.
Commvault View Bio »
Steve Howe has over 20 years of experience in the Data Storage, Management and Protection industry. Currently as a member of Commvault’s Central Region Sales Leadership Team, he is Director for Strategic Enterprise Accounts. Steve has held various Executive Management positions throughout his career, including Vice President of Field Operations at Datalink Corporation and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at dcVAST Inc.
Boeing Co. View Bio »
Clay Johnson is vice president of Information Technology, Business and Supply Chain Systems for The Boeing Company, the world’s leading aerospace company with $81B in revenues and more than 170,000 employees.
As vice president of IT Business and Supply Chain System, Clay Johnson is responsible for developing and maintaining the computing application systems that support Boeing Finance, Human Resources, Corporate, Sales & Marketing, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Data Warehouse and Databases. In addition, he has enterprise-wide responsibility for Boeing’s Supply Chain Systems.
Since joining Boeing in 2008, Clay has served in several leadership roles, including director of IT Manufacturing & Quality Systems – where he was responsible for Manufacturing and Quality Systems; director of IT Application and Supply Chain Security – where he was responsible for defining IT Information Security's strategic direction and leadership of application security, supply chain security, access services and tools, and the establishment of a Security Architecture Council; director of Finance Information Systems – where he led application development and business partner support to Boeing’s Finance function; and director of Human Resources Information Systems – where he was responsible for the development, maintenance, reliability, availability and integrity of all HR information systems and services across Boeing.
Prior to joining Boeing, Johnson was director of Information Technology at Dell where he led a global team that was responsible for the company’s manufacturing and order fulfillment IT systems, including development and maintenance of software solutions for the business-to-business and software automation layer at manufacturing sites across seven countries. At Dell he won CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 award in 2007. Prior to that, Johnson led development of various networking software systems at Nortel Networks and FedEx, including Nortel’s Voice-Over IP and 3G wireless network and FedEx’s development and implementation of a company-wide logistic routing and RFID system that was deployed to all facilities in North America.
Johnson also served five years in the United States Coast Guard, where he held numerous leadership positions in the aviation field.
Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Texas. He previously served on the Supply Chain and Manufacturing Board for American Manufacturing Research (AMR).
University of Kentucky Lexington View Bio »
Vince Kellen, PhD is the Senior Vice Provost for Analytics & Technologies at the University of Kentucky, one of the top public research institutions and academic medical centers in the U.S. Dr. Kellen brings a rare combination of business, academic and IT architecture experience to his role, with a focus on transformational leadership within IT. Dr. Kellen is a Senior Consultant and Business Technology Council member with the leading IT industry think-tank, Cutter Consortium, where he writes on business and IT strategy. Dr. Kellen also speaks nationally and internationally on IT strategy topics.
Since 1998, he has served as a faculty member and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on IT and strategy, enterprise architecture and information systems. In his role, Dr. Kellen leads a staff of 275 supporting 28,000 students, 18 colleges and 13,000 employees and manages the planning of and support for IT strategic planning, enterprise software, high performance computing, learning spaces, classroom technology, learning management systems, business intelligence, student information systems, data center operations, network infrastructure, distance learning and information technology support.
Dr. Kellen serves on advisory boards to top IT companies including Dell, AT&T, Apple and Blackboard and co-hosts with IT futurist Thornton May, a regional Kentucky CIO forum called The CIO Practicum. Dr. Kellen is a recipient of the coveted CIO Magazine Top 100 award in 2007, a 2012 Dell Transformational CIO, author of four books on database technology and author of more than 200 articles and presentations on IT and business strategy topics.
Brooks Brothers View Bio »
Sahal Laher is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Brooks Brothers. Brooks Brothers is the oldest men's clothier chain in the United States founded in 1818 as a family business. The privately owned company is headquartered on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York City. There are 260 Brooks Brothers stores in the United States and over 110 in other countries, including Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Dubai, France, United Kingdom, Chile, Canada, Panama, Italy, Mexico and Greece. United States flagship stores are in Manhattan, Chicago, Boston, and Beverly Hills. Sahal is responsible for ensuring that the company’s information technology investments, resources and project execution are aligned with its strategic business objectives.
Prior to joining Brooks Brothers, Sahal was CIO for Stride Rite Corporation. His experience is deeply rooted in enterprise technology transformation dating back to an ERP consulting background at Deloitte and Accenture.
Informatica View Bio »
Julie is responsible for product marketing strategies ensuring Informatica ILM solutions are aligned with the market needs and direction. Julie joins Informatica from the industry analyst firm ESG, where she served as vice president covering Big Data and data management best practices as well as managing the end-user consulting practice. Prior to joining ESG, Julie was President and Founder of CentricInfo, a consulting firm acquired by ESG, specializing in implementing Data Governance and Data Center Optimization programs. Julie also held various sales, marketing, and engineering positions at companies such as Solix Technologies, EMC, Oracle and Raytheon.
TD Bank View Bio »
Talvis P. Love was appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer – TD Auto Finance, TD Bank Group in April 2011.
In this position, Love’s responsibilities are to direct the development of IT systems in alignment with TD Auto Finance’s strategic requirements and TD Bank Group’s Enterprise IT Strategy; oversee IT systems operations at optimal cost and manage IT development and implementation to ensure data protection, security and privacy for TD Auto Finance’s customers. Love is a member of TD Auto Finance’s US Management Team. In addition, Love is in charge of the TD Auto Finance Enterprise Project Management Office where he is responsible for ensuring that all projects drive measurable business value from the strategic portfolio.
Talvis has 20+ years of executive and management experience. His previous career has included several executive and management positions within Ford Motor Company, Oracle Corporation and the Quaker Oats Company, now a division of PepsiCo.
Love is a member of the Board of Director’s and Chairman of the Audit Committee for RouteOne LLC. RouteOne provides services to Dealers such as credit aggregation to both captive and non-captive finance sources through a single portal. Love also volunteers his time as a member of the not-for-profit Goodwill of Greater Detroit’s Board of Director’s and serves as Vice Chairman. He also sits on the Executive, Audit and Development Committees.
Love earned degrees in Technology Management (Associate of Science) and Information Systems Management (Bachelor of Science) from the University of Maryland in 1989 and 1990, respectively. In 2008, he earned his master’s in business administration from Michigan State University. Love also completed graduate studies at the University of Chicago.
IDEX Corp. View Bio »
James P. MacLennan (Jim) is the Chief Information Officer at IDEX Corporation, an applied solutions business that sells highly engineered products to customers in a variety of markets worldwide. Jim has responsibility all aspects of the Corporate Information Technology service offerings for the portfolio business units.
Prior to IDEX, Jim had a dual role as CIO for Pactiv LLC, a packaging manufacturer and distribution company serving the foodservice and food processing industry, and Vice President of IT for Reynolds Services Inc., providing ERP, Supply Chain, and Data Warehousing services for Reynolds Consumer Products. Prior to Pactiv, Jim moved through increasing responsibilities at Culligan International, Searle Pharmaceuticals (Monsanto), and other diverse organizations.
Jim’ has over 25 years experience in a progression of roles, translating the strategic drivers of a variety of business models and markets into tactical plans and tangible results. His career spans multiple industries, including real estate / property management, building construction and maintenance services, pharmaceuticals, consumer durables, industrial manufacturing, and consumer package goods. Jim started his career at a software development and consulting firm, which gives him a unique insight to vendor relationships and the role of IT in driving business value.
Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and a MBA in Marketing from DePaul University. He also maintains a web site and blog (www.cazh1.com), where he writes on his experience and insights on the intersection of business and technology.
BlackBerry View Bio »
Alex Manea is the Manager of Security Services at BlackBerry. He is a founding member of the BlackBerry Security Group that has made transparent mobile security BlackBerry's single biggest differentiator in enterprise and consumer markets. Alex is a Certified Software Security Lifecycle Professional and has an Honors degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Chicago Public Schools View Bio »
Edward Marchewka is the Information Security Manager for Chicago Public Schools. As the head of the Information Security program for the third largest school district in the country, on the Enterprise Architecture team, he is responsible for strategy, governance, risk, and compliance of the information security program; development of policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines to lower the risk for the entire district while protecting students, protecting student and employee data, and preventing unauthorized access.
Edward holds hold several IT certifications from (ISC)2, Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, ITIL, NSA, and HP. Including: CISSP, CCNA Security, MCSE: Security, and CompTIA Security+. He is member of (ISC)2, AITP, and Chicago InfraGard. Edward represents the district with MS-ISAC, ChicagoFIRST, and Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force. He is a Sanford-Brown Chicago advisory board member for the IADT School of Design Information Technology and Computer Forensics programs.
Edward has completed a BA in Liberal Studies and BS in Nuclear Engineering Technologies from Thomas Edison State College and an MBA and an MS in Mathematics from Northern Illinois University.
Kony View Bio »
Dipesh Mukerji is the Senior Director of Product Marketing and Strategy at Kony. Prior to Kony, Dipesh was the Director of Strategy and Innovation at Reed Elsevier where he spearheaded their mobility efforts. Before Reed Elsevier, he spent five years as a Sales Engineer at Verivo Software where he implemented over thirty B2E & B2C mobile applications.
Acxiom View Bio »
Andrew is a vice president in Acxiom’s Global Technology Services Organization leading teams providing support to clients across multiple industries. His area of responsibility includes all information technology infrastructure supporting Acxiom internally as well as Acxiom’s clients. His specific area of expertise includes infrastructure planning, operations and management, and process standardization. Andrew’s process standardization efforts are built upon the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework across IT Services.
Andrew’s management experience spans over 30 years in both general consulting and industry. He has led teams on operational improvement engagements across many industries including telecom, retail, manufacturing, and insurance. He has led teams domestically and on a global basis.
Prior to joining Acxiom in December 2004, Andy was the CIO for a global insurance broker and led the technology team for a multi-state retailer.
Riverbed View Bio »
As Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Steelhead Products Group at Riverbed, Paul O’Farrell is responsible for overseeing the continued momentum and growth of the company’s flagship and market-leading WAN optimization solutions. Previously, he served as vice president of corporate development and strategy at Riverbed. In this role, O’Farrell was responsible for developing and driving Riverbed's corporate growth strategy, investments and new ventures.
Prior to joining Riverbed, O’Farrell served as general manager at Network Appliance (NetApp), where he ran the company's technical applications business unit. His team was responsible for NetApp's NFS file services business and was tasked with accelerating growth in NetApp's core NAS market. He also worked in the corporate development groups at NetApp and Cisco and worked as a strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton
Dropbox View Bio »
Ross Piper is vice president of enterprise strategy at Dropbox. He is responsible for driving Dropbox for Business’ growth in the enterprise market, building on its presence in 95% of Fortune 500 companies, and spearheading the company's mission to make IT administrators' lives easier and more productive.
Prior to Dropbox, Ross served as senior vice president of enterprise strategy and alliances at salesforce.com. While there he was responsible for the company's engagement with the enterprise IT community, including strategy, alliances, product development, marketing, events and customer innovation programs. He was also managing director during 13 years at the Research Board think tank for CIOs and he worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as a specialist for Mercator Partners.
CSS Corp View Bio »
Suranjan Pramanik is an accomplished business leader with a successful track record of delivering results over his 22 years of experience. He has held leadership positions in consulting, sales, business management and has been instrumental in delivering high growth to fledgling businesses.
At CSS Corp, Suranjan is responsible for strengthening the go-to-market strategies, driving strategic client relationships, building an agile client services organization to deliver maximum value to CSS Corp clients in Americas. Towards this, his focus will be to drive strategic alliances and partnerships to enable the field force.
Suranjan worked at Infosys BPO, where he was responsible for driving growth in Next Gen BPO business across the organization, and as the Global Business Unit Head for the Manufacturing and Hi-tech industry vertical, he had led significant growth with Marquee Logo Acquisitions as well as robust growth in Strategic Accounts. Prior to the BPO business, Suranjan led the Solutions consulting group for Auto & Aero business, led the inception of RFID solutions group, and advised clients on process improvement, cost optimization, revenue enhancement opportunities during his consulting role at Infosys. Suranjan worked with Ernst & Young Consulting India, Asian Paints and Thermax Ltd.
Suranjan completed his B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and has done his MBA from IIM Lucknow.
DataStax View Bio »
Darshan Rawal is the Director of Product Management @ DataStax Inc. which powers mission-critical big data applications that transform business and enable life-changing customer experiences for 25 of the Fortune 100 companies, including Netflix, eBay and hundreds more.
As a Director of Product Management, Darshan Rawal is responsible for product and go to market strategies for key differentiated offerings of DataStax Inc. In addition, he envisions and contributes to industry wide thought leadership w.r.to strategic impact of product and technology for all enterprises. Darshan has more than 15 years of experience leading product teams focussed on delivering strategic initiatives impacting millions of global users and billions of transactions per day. During this time Darshan has brought mission critical consumer and enterprise products to market in industries as diverse as finance, internet and telecommunications. Before joining DataStax Inc., Darshan held product leadership roles at Openwave Messaging, yp.com, DE Shaw and Yahoo Inc.
Darshan Rawal earned his Masters of Science in Software Engineering focussed on Development Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Druva View Bio »
An entrepreneur at heart, Jaspreet bootstrapped the company while defining the product, sales and marketing strategies that have resulted in Druva’s early and impressive success. Prior to founding Druva, Jaspreet was a member of the storage foundation group at Veritas.
Cars.com View Bio »
In his role as Senior Vice President of Product and Chief Information Officer, William Swislow oversees all aspects of the Cars.com product and technology teams. He has guided the site's development since its inception in 1997.
Before joining Cars.com, Swislow held several roles within the Chicago Tribune, including interactive marketplaces editor. During his tenure, Swislow managed the launch of the company's first editorial website. Prior to his time with Tribune, he served as managing editor of the Society of Professional Journalists' Quill Magazine and of four alternative weeklies in New England. Swislow also spent two years as an editor at Dow Jones News Service.
Swislow received his Bachelor's Degree in Government from Harvard University and a Master's Degree in Journalism from Columbia University. In addition to his role at Cars.com, he operates the cultural website interestingideas.com.
7:45am â€“ 8:45am Breakfast
8:45am â€“ 8:50amÂ Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
8:50am â€“ 8:55am Introducing Abhishek Agarwal & Ivan Handler:
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CharlesÂ BystockManaging PartnerWindsor Group Computer Services
8:55am â€“ 9:30am Fireside Chat
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AbhishekÂ AgarwalGlobal Chief Privacy OfficerBaxterInterviewed by:Ivan HandlerChief Information Officer, Illinois Health Information Exchange AuthorityState of Illinois
9:35am â€“ 9:55amÂ Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by ForgeRock
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"Identity Relationship Management: Using identity to empower CISOs everywhere"Identity and Access Management (IAM) was traditionally designed for internal, perimeter-based enterprise. However, the world has significantly changed. Todayâ€™s CIOs and CISOs are being asked to shift investments from lowering operational costs to driving top-line revenue. Solutions must be stateless and link all types of devices, applications and things. In this session we will discuss the new model for identity - Identity Relationship Management - and its impact on the modern enterprise.MikeÂ EllisCEOForgeRock
9:55am â€“ 10:10amÂ Coffee Break
10:10am - 10:15am Introducing "New Innovations in Mobile, Social and Cloud" Panel Discussion:
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Dipesh MukerjiSr. Director of Product MarketingKony
10:15am â€“ 11:05amÂ Panel Discussion
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â€śNew Innovations in Mobile, Social and Cloudâ€ť
Session topics include, but are not limited to:Major Â issues that are intrinsic to business growth in areas of Mobile, Social and CloudÂ
- How to deliver a seamless end-user experience to a growing, user base, while balancing corporate and regulatory compliance policies?
- Use real-time data to enrich the customer experience, drive ROI and accelerate business growth
- Which new mobile devices will remain viable tools for business users?
- Harness data to create workable analytics to measure success of social and digital channels
- What are the key benefits of cloud computing for a business? Does it effectively cut costs? Improve productivity?
- How does your cloud strategy impact business initiatives in every aspect of the business â€“ customers, engagement and execution?
11:10am â€“ 11:30amÂ Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Druva
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"How to Defend Your Data in the Wild"Protecting data for your entire company is a heavy responsibility. Thereâ€™s the employee who leaves his laptop in the airport. And the former employee who still has access to corporate data from her personal device. Or the ever-present danger of litigation. Youâ€™re accountable for a wide range of scenarios that put your corporate data at risk.How can you learn from the experiences of others to ensure that youâ€™re prepared for every threat to your corporate data in the wild? Â What are the best practices for keeping your prized corporate assets out of harmâ€™s way?JaspreetÂ SinghCo-Founder, Chairman of Board and Chief Executive OfficerDruva
11:30am â€“ 11:50am Coffee Break
11:50am â€“ 11:55am Introducing "The Strategic CIO in 2014" Panel Discussion:
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Steve HoweRegional Director Strategic EnterpriseCommvault
11:55am â€“ 12:45pm Panel Discussion
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â€śThe Strategic CIO in 2014â€ť
Session topics include, but are not limited to:
- What will new technology models look like going forward with the trends and organizational models?
- Leveraging customer data to improve the overall customer experience
- What are important strategies and tactics need in todayâ€™s society for IT deployment?
- What data management best practices have helped you lead your team to success?
- How to address and overcome the major barriers hampering the success of your data integration strategy
- How does your team build a road map to drive long-term business initiatives?
- Customer Influence: The new technologies that influence consumer behavior
12:50pm â€“ 1:10pm Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Riverbed
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Paul Oâ€™FarrellSVP & GMRiverbed
1:10pm â€“ 2:10pm Lunch
2:10pm â€“ 2:30pm Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Dropbox
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"The Future of Work"
The future of work is evolving. An increasingly mobile workforce is changing how companies operate. New tools are now being used for employee and business-to-business collaboration, and the meaning of "real-time" has shifted. In a world thatâ€™s increasingly mobile and cloud-based, how can you build the right environment and infrastructure to boost productivity? How do you promote speed with new business systems that encourage collaboration? What are the challenges and strategies of embracing this new age of collaboration?Ross PiperVP, Enterprise StrategyDropbox
2:35pm â€“ 3:25pm Panel Discussion
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â€śThe Perfect Security Storm: Managing Data and Cloud for Better Businessâ€ť
Session topics include, but are not limited to:
- What is the future of relational systems? Are they meeting the demand of todayâ€™s high-volume data driven online world?
- How are organizations predicting customer behavior, and are there any initiatives around recommendation, personalization etc.
- What is driving this influx of companies moving towards the internet to compete and stay relevant?
- How has big data transformed the way companies need to look at IT standards?
- What major infrastructure changes have occurred in the past couple of years and what's driving these changes?
- How security training does not equal security awareness when it comes to cloud and data
- Current trends seen in the industry especially around new customer acquisition. Is the delivery of new features dependent on cost?
- What is your firmâ€™s policy on social media use by employees, and how does your IT department handle the increased security risks posed by employee use of social media sites?
- Best practices when managing the free cloud storage and migrating existing applications to the cloud
3:30pm â€“ 3:50pm Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Blackberry
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"The Future of Enterprise Mobility Management"
As more and more mobile devices connect to enterprise networks, managing them becomes one of the key challenges faced by CIOs and IT organizations. BlackBerry, Android and iOS devices need to be secured without impeding the user experience to allow for maximum productivity. This session will look at the key trends in enterprise mobility and discuss ways to effectively manage mobile devices across different types of environments.AlexÂ ManeaManager, BlackBerry SecurityBlackBerry
3:50pm â€“ 4:10pm Coffee Break
4:10pm â€“ 4:45pm "Driving an Innovative IT Culture"
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Talvis LoveSVP & CIO -Â TD Auto FinanceTD Bank
4:50pm â€“ 5:25pmÂ â€śCISOs are from Mars, CIOs are from Venusâ€ť
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Most organizations have a CIO; many have a CISO. These key leadership positions often approach solutions differently and have different motivations. The CIO must deliver IT, automation, innovation and efficiency. The CISO is tasked with assuring adherence to security frameworks and regulatory standards, and protecting against, and responding to, vulnerabilities and incidents. These mandates can conflict. And often the CISO reports to the CIO. We will take a light-hearted look at questions including: What are the issues?; Are CISOs and CIOs from different planets?; Can we align to meet critical business needs, deliver value and protect the organization?Barry CaplinChief Information Security OfficerFairview Health Services
5:25pm â€“ 5:30pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
5:30pm â€“ 6:30pm Closing ReceptionÂ
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*Please note, the agenda is subject to change.
Explore the most critical challenge areas and hot topics for IT leaders such as:
Innovation in technology
Examine how your organization is innovating in the IT space, and what new technologies will impact on the business sphere in the years ahead. Our speakers will discuss:
- Driving productivity at work
- Using the device to streamline practices
- Harnessing data to create workable analytics
- Realigning with online channels
IT's new normal
Review the major changes the field of IT has experienced over the past few years, the driving forces behind them, and the barriers they present. Get briefed on:
- Overcoming obstacles in mobile integration
- Protecting data from device to data center
- Managing and enforcing BYOD security
- Building a flexible org around the cloud
The cloud and mobility
How are CIOs guiding their teams through the inherent challenges that accompany growth in the mobile and cloud spaces? Learn to ease through the growing pains and gain insight into:
- Leveraging real time data
- Forging partnerships with other functions
- Improving cloud communications internally
- Recognizing key benefits of new technology
The business of security and the cloud
Evaluate how the cloud has transformed the way companies need to think about IT and security standards. Review the ways security infrastructure has evolved recent years, and catalysts of these changes. Hear discussions on:
- Dealing with increased security risks from social technology
- Closing the gap between security training and security awareness
- Observing new industry trends and choosing which to adopt
- Exploring major changes in business infrastructure
The CIO/CMO partnership
The digital sphere has changed the relationship between IT departments and other functions across the business. Talk about how successful CIOs are bridging the gap between IT and marketing to work toward common business goals. Gain insight on:
- Establishing a common language to improve collaboration
- Utilizing available business data from across the enterprise
- Contributing to a customer-centric culture through partnership
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