Why You Should Attend!

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior IT, data and analytics executives from a variety of industry verticals for our annual San Francisco event. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues facing IT executives specifically with regards to Data Strategy & Innovation. The agenda will be specifically geared towards Chief Information officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Digital Officers, as well as Data/ Analytics/MIS VPs, Directors, and Architects in a leadership role. Key topics we’ll explore include:

-        IT’s role in collaborating, strategizing, and enabling other areas of the business to be data driven

-        Leveraging an effective data strategy to reduce operational and infrastructure costs

-        Getting the most out of data and the top obstacles that get in the way

-        How IoT is simplifying operational ecosystems and disrupting industries

-        Safeguarding your organization’s data and understanding the top emerging threats to be wary of

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 San Francisco Forum included Ali Bouhouch, CTO & VP of Enterprise Architecture at Sephora USA; Shaun Braun, Group Information Officer, MedSurg Neurotech at Stryker; Paul Campbell, VP, Global Open Innovation, Buildings & IT Business at Schneider Electric; Sruti Patnaik, VP, IT - Stores and Corporate Systems at Ross Stores; Walter Curd, VP & CIO at Maxim Integrated Products; and more. 

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

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

Todd Barnum Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
GoPro Inc
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Sham Chotai Chief Technology Officer, Software and Analytics at Ge Power and Water
General Electric Capital Corporation
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Russ Currie Vice President, Enterprise Strategy
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Michael Duff AVP & CISO
Stanford University
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Bryan Fleming Senior Vice President, IT Transformation
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Jonathan Reichental Chief Information Officer
City of Palo Alto
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Bruce Schinelli Chief Information Officer and Vice President
TTX Company
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Vineet Singh Chief Data Officer
Move, Inc.
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Tim Taylor Chief of Enterprise Solutions Development
California Public Employees Retirement System
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Chris Van Tuin Chief Technologist
Red Hat
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Braxton Woodham Chief Technology Officer,
Fandango, Inc.
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Reza Yazdi CIO
California Public Utilities Commission
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  • 8:00am - 9:00am Arrival and Breakfast
  • 9:00am - 9:05am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 9:05 - 9:10am Session Introduction Presented by Numerify
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    Darren Moffett
    Senior Director, Sales, U.S. West

  • 9:10am - 9:45am Keynote Presented by GE Power and Water
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    Join Sham Chotai, Chief Technology Officer at GE Power and Water, in an interactive session exploring best practices in a technological environment that is constantly changing and how to best use IT resources to prosper.

    Sham is responsible for providing technical leadership and serves as the strategic functional leader for the development of all GE Power & Water software products and services. He works at the intersection of Energy, Internet of Things, Cloud and Big Data at GE.

    Sham Chotai
    Chief Technology Officer, Software and Analytics
    GE Power and Water

  • 9:50am - 10:10am Thought Leadership Spotlight; A Digital State of Mind: Transform Your Enterprise Before Your Competitors Do It For You
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    Digital transformation is critical to competing and winning in todays digital economy. This talk will help you understand why digital transformation matters, how application development and deployment fuels that transformation, and why the infrastructure you use matters in making that transformation.

    Chris Van Tuin
    Chief Technologist
    Red Hat

  • 10:10am - 10:35am Coffee Break
  • 10:35am - 11:25am Panel Discussion;The CIO's Role as Chief Data Strategist & Head of Innovation
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    • Discussing the evolving role of the CIO as it gears towards digital focuses
    • Implementing organizational changes as well as changes in technology
    • Sharing necessary skills and training being implemented in organizations to transition with the growth of technology
    • Implementing the construction and deployment of foundational groundwork necessary for organizations to achieving success in reaching business objectives
    • Discussing how companies are using transformative technologies such as cloud, big data, mobile and social to their advantage


    Braxton Woodham
    Chief Technology Officer

    Reza Yazdi
    Chief Information Officer
    California Public Utilities Commission

    Bruce Schinelli
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer

    Russ Currie
    Vice President, Enterprise Strategy

  • 11:25am - 11:45am Coffee Break
  • 11:45am - 12:35pm Panel Discussion; “The CIO’s New Mandate”
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    • Transformative datacenter technologies and innovation
    • Infrastructure to enable a modern application life cycle
    • Innovating with flat IT budgets while continuing to align IT resource with business imperatives
    • Building business cases and managing stakeholders for new initiatives
    • Democratization of technology and its role in business disruption
    • How machine learning and tech innovation is driving agility
    • Best strategies to keep IT centralized
    • How to operate when the end user has ownership of the IT function


    Bryan Fleming
    Senior Vice President, Information Technology

    Tim Taylor
    Chief Enterprise Solutions, Development Division

  • 12:35pm - 1:35pm Lunch
  • 1:35pm - 2:10pm Keynote Presented by GoPro
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    Join Todd Barnum, Chief Information Security Officer for GoPro, in an interactive session exploring inevitable information security issues that modern organizations like GoPro are facing, and how best to approach these challenges.

    Todd is responsible for developing and executing the cybersecurity programs for GoPro globally. He leads multiple Cybersecurity functions focused on securing the use of Cloud Applications, Cloud Operations, Cloud Security Governance, and Cyber Security Resiliency. GoPro is believed to be one of the largest “cloud only” companies in the world.

    Todd Barnum
    Chief Information Security Officer
    GoPro Inc

  • 2:10pm - 2:25pm Coffee Break
  • 2:25pm - 3:00pm Keynote Presented by Stanford University
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    Join Michael Duff, Chief Information Security Officer at Stanford University, in an interactive session where he will be providing his perspectives on subjects such as but not limited to privacy issues, trend in information security and how to navigate regulatory compliance.

    Michael oversees the Stanford community’s efforts to protect its computing and information assets and to comply with pertinent laws, regulations and policies. He has a distinguished reputation for producing innovative solutions while balancing entrepreneurial spirit and evoking prudence for corporate risk management.

    Michael Duff
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Stanford University

  • 3:00pm - 3:35pm Keynote Presented by the City of Palo Alto
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    Join Jonathan Reichental , Chief Information Officer of the City of Palo Alto, in an interactive session exploring the challenges facing the modern CIO and how to prosper in the age of digital transformation.

    Jonathan was named one of the 20 most influential Chief Information Officers in the United States in 2016. He is an experienced IT leader with over 25 years of success in driving and achieving organizational goals in both the private and public sectors in a variety of key technology positions including Chief Information Officer, IT Innovation Director, Software Engineering Senior Manager, and external IT Consultant.

    Jonathan Reichental
    Chief Information Officer
    City of Palo Alto

  • 3:35pm - 3:40pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
  • 3:40pm - 4:40pm 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! 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.

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