Why You Should Attend!

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior IT executives from a range of industry verticals for our annual Los Angeles 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 LA Forums included Judy Batenburg, SVP of IT Infrastructure and Operations at Starz; Derek Peterson, CTO at Boingo Wireless; Cynthia Johnson, VP & CIO at California Resources Corporation; Kim Terry, CIO at Guthy-Renker; 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 Southern California and beyond!

Register to Attend

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Rhonda Le at rle@argyleforum.com.

Stace Baal Director, Engineering
Eharmony, Inc.
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Todd Barnum Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
GoPro Inc
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Bob Eicholz Chief Technology Officer
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Bill Lazarus Chief Technology Officer
UCLA Health System
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Michael Lee Vice President, Engineering
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Arthur Lessard Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Universal Music Group
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Tim Moran Senior Vice President of Global IT, Financial Systems
Live Nation
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Keith O'Sullivan Vice President, Global Information Security (CISO)
Time Inc.
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Raj Rajkotia Head of Technology
WB Games
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Jason Richard Chief Information Officer
Lucky Brand Jeans
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Ninish Ukkan Senior Vice President, Technology
Eharmony, Inc.
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Vijay Vangapandu Principle Software Engineer
Eharmony, Inc.
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Alexandre Wentzo Vice President of Field Sales and Services
Erwin, Inc
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  • BREAKFAST Kick off the day with a healthy breakfast and networking. Connect with your peers in the CIO community from a variety of industries before the morning’s content begins.
  • OPENING KEYNOTE Fireside Chat Featuring Lucky Brand Jeans
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    Join Jason Richard, Chief Information Officer at Lucky Brand Jeans in an interactive session discussing how to attract and retain quality IT talent.

    Jason Richard
    Lucky Brand Jeans
    Chief Information Officer

  • MORNING NETWORKING BREAKS Take a break to make new connections and discuss the morning presentations over coffee and snacks.
  • PANEL DISCUSSION “Securing the Business Yesterday for a Better tomorrow”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • How to manage bad actors that are able to exploit perimeter security within minutes, but spend many months in ‘command and control’ mode, moving between machines to locate sensitive data
    • Exploring how cybercrime will shift to the smartphone as Apple Pay, Google Pay and touchless mobile payments take off
    • Understanding the impact of business tools such as CRM, email and file sharing moving to the cloud
    • The rapidly transforming role of the CISO and CSO
    • The shrinking of traditional business networks and outlooks on the impact

  • LUNCH Take a midday break to grab lunch, network with your peers, and discuss the morning presentations.
  • PANEL DISCUSSION “Unlocking the Power of IoT”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited:

    • Challenges  encountered with regards to adjusting infrastructure for the IoT
      • Data, Real-time processing, cloud, security, etc.
    • Overcoming organizational hesitations to embark on an IoT project. Discussing what’s preventing some organizations from making the investment
      • Convincing finance teams that an IoT investment is worthwhile
    • Role digital interface play in the success of an IoT solution
    • What organizational changes are you making to support the IoT?
    • Non-IT related challenges that result from building and executing an IoT strategy

  • AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAKS Take a break to switch tables, meet some new peers, and discuss the afternoon presentations over coffee and snacks.
  • CLOSING KEYNOTE Keynote Session: "Data Security with Steph Curry: Nothing But Net!"
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    The stats on data security aren’t good.  In fact they’re horrible.  The FBI says every Fortune 1000 has been breached, but most don’t know it…. How can you increase you odds of protecting your sensitive data from a security breach?  A few guiding principles will move you in the right direction, towards “nothing but net.”  

    Todd Barnum
    Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) 
    GoPro Inc

  • CLOSING RECEPTION Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!) and hors d'Oeuvres. Head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office.

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! Email jlundy@argyleforum.com , or have your colleagues request a pass.

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.

The "2017 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum in Los Angeles"
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    The Chief Technology Officer at PC Richard and Son on the quality of past Argyle CIO Forums.

  • "Argyle's meetings are well balanced in terms of panels and presentations and networking opportunities with local business leaders."

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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 note that we do not have a corporate rate.


Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood

10740 Wilshire Blvd. at Selby Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Telephone: (800) 472-8556


Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone: (800) 843-6664


Standard Hotel: Downtown LA

550 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Telephone: (213) 892-8080