Why You Should Attend!

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 New York 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 executives, including:

Saad Ayub Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
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Nathan Boylan Head of IT Operations
Lord Abbett & Company
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Nicholas Colisto SVP & CIO
Xylem Inc.
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Vittorio Cretella VP - Chief Technology Officer
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Michael Del Priore Senior VP & CIO
Catalent Pharma Solutions
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Harold Goldberg Chief Marketing Officer
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Mushegh Hakhinian Security Architect
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John Hallett Regional Sales Manager
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Jon Harding Global Chief Information Officer
Conair Corporation
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Rob Hilliard Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
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Vince Kasten Senior Advisor, CIO Advisory
Kurt Salmon
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John Kavak CIO
Sharp Electronics Corporation
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Yuvi Kochar CTO & VP - Technology
Washington Post Co.
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Larry Krieb Vice President, Global Shared Services
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
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Klaus Meier Chief Information Officer Americas
Schindler Elevator Corporation
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Curry Nichols Executive Director, National Accounts Program
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Ajay Patel Vice President of Fusion Middleware
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Carlos Pegado Vice President and CTO
HUNT Real Estate Corporation
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Derek Schueren Co-Founder and General Manager of Information Access and Governance
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Joseph Spagnoletti Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Campbell Soup Company
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Luis Taveras SVP & CIO
Hartford Healthcare Corporation
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Jay Wessel Vice President of Technology
Boston Celtics
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Gabrielle Wolfson Chief Information Officer
Panasonic Corporation of North America
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  • 8:00am
  • 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am
  • 9:05am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 9:05am
  • 9:10am Introducing Michael Del Priore:
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    Harold GoldbergChief Marketing OfficerKony Solutions

  • 9:10am
  • 9:45am "C&D IT Transformation: Completely transforming an organization in 2+ years"
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    Michael Del PrioreVP and Global CIOChurch & Dwight Co. Inc

  • 9:50am
  • 10:35am Panel Discussion
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    “Cloud Computing: Assessing the Benefits and Limitations”Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • What are the key benefits of cloud computing for a business? Does it effectively cut costs? Improve productivity?
    • What types of services and business processes best lend themselves to a cloud-based approach?
    • How are IT departments addressing the security issues presented by cloud computing?
    • Best practices for moving an existing service to the cloud.
    • SaaS versus internally built cloud computing systems: When does each approach make the most sense?
    Moderator:Vince KastenSenior Advisor, CIO AdvisoryKurt SalmonPanelists:Nathan BoylanHead of IT OperationsLord Abbett & CompanyVittorio CretellaVP - Chief Technology OfficerMarsGabrielle WolfsonChief Information OfficerPanasonic Corporation of North America

  • 10:35am
  • 11:05am Coffee Break
  • 11:05am
  • 11:10am Introducing Saad Ayub:
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    John HallettAccount Executive Workday

  • 11:10am
  • 11:40am Saad Ayub
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    SVP & CIOScholastic

  • 11:45am
  • 12:05pm Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Oracle
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    "Enterprise Cloud: Trends, Technology & Results"Ajay PatelVice President of Fusion MiddlewareOracle*Please note, this session is off the record.

  • 12:05pm – 12:25pm Coffee Break
  • 12:25pm
  • 1:10pm Panel Discussion
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    “The Changing Role of the CIO/CTO”Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • What new technologies will have the biggest impact on business in the year ahead?
    • How are IT departments responding to economic pressures to reduce costs and contribute to revenue?
    • Ways to align technology with the business goals, making IT work for the business
    • How to make “big data” make sense
    • What are the biggest security challenges that IT departments are currently facing?
    • The role of CIO in an organization: Past, present and future.
    Moderator:Carlos PegadoVice President and CTOHUNT Real Estate CorporationPanelists:Rob HilliardVP - Chief Technology OfficerReader's Digest Association, Inc.Yuvi KocharCTO & VP - TechnologyWashington Post CoDerek SchuerenCo-Founder and General Manager of Information Access and GovernanceRecommindJoseph SpagnolettiSenior Vice President and Chief Information OfficerCampbell Soup CompanyJay WesselVice President of TechnologyBoston Celtics

  • 1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
  • 2:10pm – 2:15pm Introducing Nicholas Colisto:
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    Curry NicholsExecutive Director, National Accounts ProgramDISYS

  • 2:15pm – 2:50pm "The CIO Playbook"
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    As our economy shifts from recession to recovery, our current economic climate is ripe for transformation. CIOs are in a unique position to leverage technology in order to drive innovation and boost business growth.In The CIO Playbook, Colisto, CIO of one if the largest homebuilders Hovnanian Enterprises, shares his steps for partnering with business peers, focusing on the right innovations and running IT like a business. Nicholas ColistoCIOHovnanian Enterprises Inc.

  • 2:55pm
  • 3:40pm Panel Discussion
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    “New Innovations in Mobile Devices and Wireless Technology: Managing the Transient Workforce”Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Which new mobile devices will remain viable tools for business users?
    • Where has wireless network technology made the most improvements in the last year?
    • How do you implement a BYOD policy and what are some things that must be mentioned within that policy?
    • How does your organization choose which mobile devices and platforms to support?
    • What security issues do mobile devices present and how are IT departments responding to them?
    Moderator:Mushegh HakhinianSecurity ArchitectIntraLinksPanelists:Jon HardingGlobal Chief Information OfficerConair CorporationJohn KavakCIOSharp Electronics CorporationKlaus MeierChief Information Officer AmericasSchindler Elevator CorporationLuis TaverasSVP & CIOHartford Healthcare Corporation

  • 3:40pm – 3:55pm Coffee Break
  • 3:55pm – 4:25pm Jay Wessel
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    Vice President of TechnologyBoston Celtics

  • 4:25pm – 4:30pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm 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:

Please note the below is a preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are requesting the Argyle Executive Forum rate when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $359.00 per night, taxes not included. Reservations may also be made by emailing reservations@fitzpatrickhotels.com


The Fitzpatrick Grand Central

141 E. 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (800) 367-7701

Continuing Education Credits:

Please note that Continuing Education credits are not offered for this meeting.