Why You Should Attend!

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior IT executives from a range of industry verticals for our annual Washington DC 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 Washington Forum included Amy Doherty, SVP & CIO at AARP; Bharat Amin, CIO & VP, Newport News Shipbuilding Huntington Ingalls Industries; Bill Annibell, Director of Technology & CTO at Sapient Government Services; Marina Havan, CIO at Dept of Human Services DC; John Lambeth, CIO at PAE; Maria Roat, CTO at the U.S. Department of Transportation; 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 East Coast and beyond.

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

Mittal Desai Chief Information Security Officer
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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Joseph Lee Chief Information Security Officer
The Georgetown University
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Edward Leonard Chief Information Officer, DC Fire & EMS
District of Columbia
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Sudhir Menon VIce President Enterprise Information Management
Hilton Worldwide Holdings
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Chad Sheridan Chief Information Officer
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Todd Simpson Chief Information Officer
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  • 8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
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    Kick off the day with a healthy breakfast and networking. Connect with your peers in the IT community from a variety of industries before the morning’s content begins. 

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    Join Sudhir Menon, Vice President of Enterprise Information Management at Hilton Worldwide Holdings to start the day!

    Sudhir Menon is Vice President of Enterprise Information Management at Hilton Worldwide Holdings.  Menon will provide a case study of how he created and executed a roadmap for technology revolution with Hilton almost 20 years ago. He will also provide his perspective on the Renovation Innovation program he is currently leading.

    Menon has over 20 years of Information Systems & Program management experience. He designed and executed OnQ, the hospitality industry’s first totally integrated information technology platform that includes property, reservations, revenue and customer relations management for Hilton. Prior to his position at Hilton Menon served as Technical Lead at General Electric Information Services.

    Sudhir Menon
    Vice President, Enterprise Information Management
    Hilton Worldwide Holdings

  • 10:00am - 11:00am MORNING NETWORKING BREAKS
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    Take a break to make new connections and discuss the morning presentations over coffee and snacks. 

  • 11:00am - 1:00pm “The Modern CIOs Role”
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    • The critical role of technology in business strategy
    • Controlling cost and increasing efficiencies
    • Becoming an Influencer
    • Understanding your strategic vision and finding the technology to match
    • Facilitating tangible change in perception towards the value of technology

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm LUNCH
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    Take a midday break to grab lunch, network with your peers, and discuss the morning presentations.

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    Join Mittal Desai, Chief Information Security Officer of The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for an interactive session on important FISMA compliance, building the workforce of the future and how to get the right caliber of talent for your organization. Mittal will also provide his insights on security initiatives, how to find strengths and weaknesses and safely moving data and assets to the cloud.

    Desai is responsible for providing strategic direction and managing the Commission’s information security, systems assurance, records management and privacy programs. Prior to his position with the FERC Desai was the IT Advisory Associate at KPMG.

  • 3:00 - 3:30pm “Stepping Outside the Box”
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    • Fostering IT innovation
    • Driving efficiency and productivity
    • Creating workable analytics and measuring success
    • Re-aligning to a new environment
    • New technologies affecting everyday business practices

  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm CLOSING RECEPTION
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    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! 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 Washington"
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  • "Not only are the speakers relevant and experts in their fields, but I was able to make some great connections at the meetings as well."

    The Chief Technology Officer at PC Richard and Son on the quality of past Argyle CIO Forums.

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    A Head of Emerging Business and Technology at Ericsson on attending Argyle CIO events.

  • "The meetings that Argyle Executive Forum runs are truly enjoyable and well put together....I'm looking forward to the next forum."

    A VP of Information Systems at Garmin International on attending Argyle events.

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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.


Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 582-1234


Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 898-9000