Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior IT executives from a range of industry verticals for our annual Dallas event. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that IT executives are tackling as the role that technology plays within the organization continues to evolve in 2017, with an agenda geared specifically towards CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs, as well as IT/Technology/MIS/Architecture VPs and Directors in a leadership role.  Topics covered by our speaking faculty will include:

  • Exploring the rapidly evolving role of the CIO and the new in demand leadership capabilities as organizations become increasingly digitally enabled
  • Building a workforce aligned with the modern IT landscape - attaining, training, and retaining talent through in-demand skillset development and mentor programs
  • The CIO, CDO & CMO Partnership: Enabling the organization to effectively leverage data to achieve organizational growth goals
  • The future of IT’s role in reaching customers – exploring how the next wave of innovative CIOs are redefining customer experience
  • Exploring the top trends, capabilities, and risks that are driving IT spend in 2017
  • Addressing leading risks and concerns heading into 2017, and navigating the evolving information security threat landscape

 

Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. Speakers at our 2016 NYC Forums included Marty Howard, CIO at Amedisys; Ken Waterman, CTO & CISO at Textron; Mike Anderson, SVP & CIO at CROSSMARK; Tom Phillips, VP of Infrastructure and Data at Ambit Energy; Nellson Burns, VP IT at HollyFrontier Corporation; and more.

We look forward to bringing together another fantastic faculty in 2017, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CIO leaders hailing from the heart of Texas and beyond.

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

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Joel Austin Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Oncor Electric Delivery Company
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Sai Billanuka Vice President, Technology
Thomson Reuters
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Jennifer Brungardt Senior Vice President, Operations Recruiting Manager
Texas Capital Bank
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Sachin Chheda Director, Product Marketing
Nutanix
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Dora Cortinas Vice President, Enterprise Data Management
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.
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Ismail Guneydas Head of Cyber Vulnerability Management
Kimberly-Clark
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Curt Holcomb Executive Vice President, Data Center Solutions
Jones Lang LaSalle
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Anthony Maiello Senior Vice President and Chief Technologist
Sabre Holdings Corporation
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Vishal Mehra Chief IT Architect
Texas Instruments
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Scot Miller VP, Chief Information Security Officer
HMS Employer Solutions
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Darren Moffett Senior Director Sales, US West
Numerify
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Steve Nelson Chief Information Officer
Alon USA Energy
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Dalia Soliman-Powers Vice President of Software Engineering
Capital One Financial Corporation
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Andy Ulrich Head of Security, Americas
Ericsson
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Brian Vigil Account Executive
Workday
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Jeff Word Vice President, Product Strategy
SAP
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  • 8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am - 9:05am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 9:05am - 9:10am Session Introduction
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    Brian Vigil
    Account Executive
    Workday

  • 9:10am - 9:45am Keynote Presentation: " The Transformative CIO"
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    A perspective on the rapidly evolving, and ever-expanding role of today’s Chief Information Officer.  From satisfying changing customer demands and employee needs, processing petabytes of data to support a 24x7x365 distributed operation and its high-order analytics, combating endless attempts at penetrating our networks or routinely interacting with the Board of Directors, the role of the modern Chief Information Officer has changed.  In this “new normal”, as the pace of change asks more of us than ever before,  how will we maintain 360 degrees of focus?

    Joel Austin
    Vice President & Chief Information Officer 
    Oncor Electric Delivery Company

  • 9:45am - 10:05am Thought Leadership Spotlight: "From Traditional to Next-Generation: Demystifying Hyperconvergence and Cloud"
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    As enterprises look at IT playing a broader role around digitalization using next generation workloads including cloud-native applications and DevOps, they should consider how technologies such as software-defined infrastructure and cloud can drive real-world benefits. Learn how IT can move away from traditional environments to hyperconverged infrastructure and onward to Enterprise Clouds to handle all their existing and emerging applications and business needs with clear agility, productivity and availability/security benefits.

    Sachin Chheda
    Director, Product Marketing
    Nutanix

  • 10:05am - 10:30am Coffee Break
  • 10:30am - 11:15am Panel Discussion: “Navigating the Organization’s Journey throughout Digital Transformation”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited:

    • Determining how your culture will need to shift to support the customer experience
    • How to break down digital silos, distribute digital throughout the organization and leadership
    • Taking a measured, cohesive approach to paid social’s place in the strategy
    • Minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency has always been a top-tier priority for any C-suite executive
    • Mapping out and utilizing the digital customer journey for your organization

    Moderator:

    Dora Cortinas
    Vice President, Enterprise Data Management
    Southern Wine & Spirits of America

    Panelists:

    Curt Holcomb
    Executive Vice President, Data Center Solutions
    Jones Lang LaSalle

    Scot Miller
    Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
    Health Management Systems

    Steve Nelson
    Chief Information Officer
    Alon USA Energy

    Dr. Jeff Word
    Vice President, Product Strategy
    SAP

  • 11:15am - 11:35am Coffee Break
  • 11:35am - 11:40am Session Introduction
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    Darren Moffett
    Senior Director Sales, West
    Numerify

  • 11:40am - 12:15pm Keynote Presentation: “Big Data use cases and opportunities at Texas Instruments”
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    Is Big Data just a buzz word? At TI, we took some real use cases and put some parts of the Big Data technology to test. From Manufacturing to Marketing and IT Security; we will share some direction on how to engage with the key business stakeholders on these issues and how TI is approaching some of these challenges, helping us scale our solutions to meet out data strategy and growth needs. 

    Vishal Mehra
    Chief IT Architect 
    Texas Instruments

  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch
  • 1:15pm- 2:00pm Panel Discussion: “Securing and Closing the Gap on IT Talent”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Laying the groundwork for IT & HR to collaborate in your business  Best practices and lessons learned for establishing this collaborative relationship
      • Partnering with different functions outside of IT to develop the skills of existing teams
      • Addressing training and development challenges for these new skills 
      • Creating organizational changes around employee engagement to create long-term development of talent and align business objectives
    • Efforts impacting retention rate
    • Hiring differently with regards to the millennial generation
      • Organizations adapting to better accommodate millennials in terms of the tools that they expect


    Moderator:
    Ismail Guneydas
    Head of Cyber Vulnerability Management
    Kimberly-Clark

    Panelists:

    Sai Billanuka
    Vice President, Technology
    Thomson Reuters

    Jennifer Brungardt
    Senior Vice President, Operations Recruiting Manager
    Texas Capital Bank

    Jay Singh
    Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Group Manager
    Citi

  • 2:00pm - 2:15pm Coffee Break
  • 2:15pm - 2:50pm Keynote Presentation: "InfoSec 2017: Bad Moon Rising (and Other Songs About Happiness)"
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    Massive, record-breaking data breaches. National election hacking. Ransomware. Power grid compromises. In many ways, things really are getting worse, and 2017 will be the worst year we’ve seen. In this environment, is there hope for today’s IT? Of course! There are reasons to be optimistic, if you know where to look and where to focus. Yes, risks abound and are often unforeseeable, but there are always plenty of opportunities. Also, music!

    Andy Ulrich
    Head of Security, Americas 
    Ericsson

  • 2:55pm - 3:30pm Keynote Presentation: "The ABCs to Mainframe Transformation"
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    Many companies worldwide are targeting the mainframe as an opportunity to reduce technology cost, improve time to market, and enable future industry shifts but feel stumped and intimidated by the challenge of a full-scale transformation.

    The good news is rapid and non-disruptive mainframe transformations to SOA, platform, and distributed environments are actually becoming success stories in well-run enterprise software companies. Mainframe costs (MIPS) are being moved to lower cost Windows, UNIX, and Linux, and these types of transformations are adding tremendous business value in flexibility and new capabilities. However, like any transformation, moving off the mainframe comes with risk if not planned and executed properly.  

    In this presentation, Anthony Maiello will describe how to mitigate transformation risks by defining standards and principles to guide the changes as well as developing and operationalizing the right strategy and tactical plan that leads to success for your company.

    Anthony Maiello
    Senior Vice President and Chief Technologist
    Sabre Holdings Corporation

  • 3:30pm - 3:35pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
  • 3:35pm - 4:35pm Closing Reception

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

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you!

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

The below hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are part of the Argyle group when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $185 per night, taxes not included.

Venue

The Fairmont Dallas


1717 N Akard St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Telephone: (800) 441-1414
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