2012 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum
2012 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum
November 13, 2012 - New York, NY
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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:
Scholastic View Bio »
Saad Ayub is the Chief Information Officer for Scholastic Incorporated. He is responsible for providing Scholastic’s overall IT vision and strategic direction; partnering with business leaders to deliver business enabling capabilities and results; enhancing Scholastic’s organizational effectiveness; and positioning IT for the evolution of digital technologies in Media and Entertainment industry.
Prior to Scholastic, Saad worked at The Hartford and Aetna where he led various IT organizations. Key technical areas that he was responsible for included: call center automation, internet technologies, content management, data warehouse, and customer service systems (web, IVR, and the call center). Saad joined Aetna from McKinsey and Company, where he worked with various financial and insurance companies on numerous projects including business and IT strategy, application portfolios, infrastructure management, and project implementations. Before McKinsey, Saad was with GTE Labs in Waltham, MA, where he was involved in the development of business support systems, refinement of business processes, and various application development efforts.
He holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He also earned an MS degree in Computer Science, an MBA and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
Lord Abbett & Company View Bio »
Nathan Boylan is Head of IT Operations at Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC, which is an independent, privately held U.S. investment management firm with over 100 billion dollars under management, offering a broad array of equity and fixed-income strategies to individual and institutional investors.
In his time at Lord Abbett, Mr. Boylan has been responsible for a number of technology restructuring and process improvement initiatives with a focus on transforming the technology group into a cost effective, business aligned service provider. Over the length of his international career Mr. Boylan has worked for a number of global financial firms including CIBC, UBS and NatWest, leading many technology initiatives and cost based strategies, as well as providing leadership and expertise in enterprise technologies and their integration in the financial industry.
Xylem Inc. View Bio »
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Mars View Bio »
In his global CTO role, Vittorio is also responsible for Mars Inc. IT infrastructure strategy and operations, including the delivery of infrastructure services to 70000 users, in more than 400 locations across 60 countries. He leads the global infrastructure division, including more than 400 employees based in 7 hub locations around the world as well as two offshore centers. The division provides 24X7 operations in “follow-the-sun” mode, as well as technology development services and innovation projects.
Under Vittorio’s initiative, Mars IS has standardized, consolidated and virtualized IT infrastructure, reducing costs while increasing reliability and throughput. Infrastructure capabilities are provided to business units in the form of a “service catalog” with specific service levels and price points.
In the past three years Vittorio lead and completed a major transformation program which built a powerful yet efficient brand new infrastructure service platform for Mars Inc. The initiative delivered the global deployment of cloud-based communication and social collaboration services for 45000 users, the move to a single externally managed service for WAN/LAN and telephony, the deployment of a mobility program inclusive of “Bring your own” capability, and a new video and audio tiered service inclusive of Telepresence.
Vittorio’s responsibilities include IT security. His recent achievements in this area include the creation of an effective corporate information risk governance structure, the deployment of an updated set of global user policies and data classification program.
In 2009 in addition to his CTO responsibility Vittorio took the CIO role for the Wrigley business, previously acquired by Mars. In the subsequent 36 months Vittorio kept IT strategy and deliverables closely aligned to business strategy, while successfully driving the integration of the originally stand-alone Wrigley IT function into the global Mars IS organization.
Vittorio joined Mars IS in 1991 as a project manager for market and sales systems. His previous assignments include the direction of the ATLAS ERP program, where he conceived and led the global rollout of SAP R/3 in one consolidated instance.
Vittorio has over 25 years experience in Information Technology. Prior to joining Mars IS, he worked at IBM, Alcatel and served as missile engineer in the Army. He holds a degree in Computer Sciences and is fluent in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. Vittorio has been included in the 2011 list of Top 25 Information Managers by the Magazine “Information Management”.
Catalent Pharma Solutions View Bio »
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Kony View Bio »
Harold Goldberg is the Chief Marketing Officer for Kony Solutions. Harold brings more than 25 years of experience in senior marketing, strategy and sales roles at top-tier software companies. Prior to Kony, Harold was the CMO and Vice President of Strategy for Merced System where he was responsible for Marketing, Product Management and Strategy. Merced was acquired by NICE in 2012. Before Merced, Harold was the CEO and President of Zend Technologies, the leading open source company behind PHP. Goldberg came to Zend from BMC software where he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for BMC Software. Harold joined BMC as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Sales for Remedy. In that position he played a key role in many of BMC's acquisitions and in Remedy's acquisition by BMC. Prior to Remedy, Harold held a number of senior sales and marketing positions at Siemens, Ring Medical and Sudbury Systems Inc. Harold received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Political Sciences from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, and a Master of Arts in International Political Economics from New York University in New York City.
IntraLinks View Bio »
Mushegh Hakhinian has been managing security initiatives for the past 16 years. He leads the application security practice at IntraLinks, a leading, global technology provider of inter-enterprise content management and collaboration solutions. He represents IntraLinks at the Cloud Security Alliance SME Council, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and is a frequent contributor to the IntraLinks security blog as well as industry publications. Prior to joining IntraLinks, Mr. Hakhinian lead security functions at a multi-tenant online banking service provider and an international bank. Recent public engagements include presenting at the RSA Conference USA 2011 and InfoSecurity London 2011.
Workday View Bio »
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Conair Corporation View Bio »
As Global CIO of Conair Corporation, Jon Harding holds worldwide responsibility for the company’s IT in support of both day-to-day operations, and future business growth. Jon joined Conair in 2004 in the new position of Global CIO. Under his leadership the Conair IT team has completed: global rollout of a centralized ERP system (SAP), development of a central source of management information (Business Warehouse), implementation of CRM and Supply Chain management solutions, and a worldwide SAP Upgrade and technology refresh to support all of Conair’s core business processes. Along the way, several acquired companies have been integrated into this central IT infrastructure in a 3 to 6 month timeframe. The multi-national IT team is customer service focused with the flexibility to meet dynamic business priorities arising from all of the different lines of business and brand groups (Cuisinart, Waring, BaByliss, Scunci, TravelSmart, Rusk and Allegro plus Conair).
Before joining Conair, Jon held IT leadership positions in different business units of Kellogg Company, including U.S. Snacks Division (formerly Keebler Company), Kellogg Europe and Kellogg UK. From 1999 to 2001 he was the overall leader of a major business process and system change initiative for Kellogg Europe. In total Jon spent 17 years with Kellogg’s.
A graduate of the University of Sheffield in England, Jon has 20 years of IT Business Partnership and management experience in the Consumer Products industry. He leverages this experience as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Consumer Goods Technology Magazine and associated events. During recent years he has presented on many occasions on the topic of IT-enabled innovation in Consumer Products and more general IT leadership concerns at a variety of CIO thought leadership events. Current focus areas are Mobility, Big Data, Digital Marketing and Predictive Intelligence using Software-As-A-Service solutions wherever possible.
Reader's Digest Association, Inc. View Bio »
Rob Hilliard is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Reader’s Digest North America. He is a collaborative business partner and senior IT executive with over 25 years of experience delivering innovative technology and business solutions in the media industry. Rob has held various marketing and technology positions during his tenure with Reader’s Digest including leading many transformational initiatives. He has won various awards including Computerworld Award for Best Practices in Business Intelligence.
Prior to joining Reader’s Digest, he was an Associate Partner at Accenture.
Rob is active in various local community organizations and serves on the board of directors for the Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight.
He lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children.
Kurt Salmon View Bio »
Vince Kasten is a Senior Advisor in Kurt Salmon’s CIO Advisory practice and co-author of the books “Get It Done! A Blueprint for Business Execution” (Wiley, 2006) and “The Jericho Principle: Using Collaboration to Break Down Company Walls” (Wiley, 2003). Vince is a senior executive and global advisor, specializing in enterprise transformation, and technology innovation, commercialization, and implementation. Over a 30 year career, he has worked in research & development, built and run several technology businesses, and provided management consulting and program management services globally for financial services, telecommunications and energy clients.
With Kurt Salmon’s CIO Advisory practice, Vince advises clients on topics of operational risk management and technology and business transformation. He also provides thought leadership and advisory services on the implications of “green” covering topics as diverse as the impact and opportunity of socially responsible investing, shareholder impact of environmental decisions, monetization and trading of energy and environmental attributes, optimizing the public benefit of projects, and tools and dashboards for transparency and performance management.
Vince’s former affiliations include KPMG Consulting / BearingPoint, where he held the position of Managing Director leading the global Large Scale Systems Integration practice; Unisys, as Managing Partner for global Business and Technology Transformation; Charles River Development, where he was Director of Professional Services for New York; Finaplex, as Vice President of Professional Services; and Bell Laboratories as a Member of the Technical Staff and later (at Bell Communications Research) became Director of the High Performance Transaction Technology Group. As founder of the GRE Sustainability Institute, a 501C3 non-profit organization, he oversees the development of programs for maximizing the positive economic impact of sustainability-oriented projects. In addition to his aforementioned published works, Vince is a contributing author of the book “Mission Critical Systems Management” (Prentice-Hall, 1997) and has authored or co-authored over 50 papers and articles on a variety of technical and business topics, holds three U.S. Patents, and is a frequent speaker at seminars, workshops and conferences around the world.
Mr. Kasten received his Master of Science in Computer Science from Columbia University in New York.
Sharp Electronics Corporation View Bio »
John is the CIO for Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), U.S. subsidiary of Sharp Corporation of Japan. Celebrating its 100th year, Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. John is also responsible for shared services that provide IT support for all Sharp businesses in order to improve the efficiency.
Prior to joining Sharp, John was CIO for Control Point Solutions where he was responsible for creating revenue opportunities and efficiencies through adopting the use of innovative strategies and technologies to introduce new products. His efforts enabled the sale of the venture backed company to HCL. During his tenure, he also acted as COO and CEO as needed.
Prior to this role, John was Vice President of Information Systems for Conexant Systems, Inc., heading up the worldwide IT organization supporting 63 locations and 15 countries. John also held a similar position at GlobespanVirata, prior to its merger with Conexant Systems, Inc. where he took a fifty person private company (owned by Texas Pacific) to a billion dollar multinational public company. John’s experience also includes information technology roles at Bern Communications, AT&T Lucent Technologies and Noble International. John earned a BS in electrical engineering and is a graduate of Rutgers University.
John is on the advisory boards of Syclo and multiple CIO networking groups.
Washington Post Co. View Bio »
Yuvi Kochar, as the corporate CTO, constantly evaluates business opportunities and threats presented by new technologies to the diverse businesses of The Washington Post Company. He collaborates with business and technology executives to develop innovative strategies to leverage the rapidly changing technology environment. His current focus is in the areas of Social Business, Gamification, Mobility and delivering Enterprise Technology as a Service.
Yuvi collaborates with divisional IT executives on technology strategy, architecture and Shared Information Technology Services. Under his leadership, Shared IT Services have rapidly expanded to deliver leading-edge technology services for Human Resources, Finance, Enterprise Collaboration, Identity Management, Compliance, Security and Privacy. The team is innovating in the areas of social business, flexible architectures, and analytics – enabling rapid deployment of new solutions to respond to the fast-evolving requirements of the Company’s business units.
Prior to joining the Post, Yuvi was the CTO at Brassring (now Kenexa), a leading SAAS solution for Talent Management. Besides Brassring, Yuvi worked at technology startups in France, New York and Southern California. In addition to his diverse startup experience, he has extensive experience in managing complex Enterprise Technology environments.
Yuvi is the President of the Washington Area CTO Roundtable, a vibrant group of 250 CTOs. The Roundtable meets regularly to review and discuss emerging technologies.
His personal technology blog is at http://yuviontech.blogspot.com/.
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. View Bio »
Larry is a senior IT professional possessing a wealth of experience in all facets of IT management. Specializing in strategy, operations excellence, and service execution. Larry began his career with the Estee Lauder Companies as the Divisional CIO for the company’s flagship brand. He has since taken on global responsibilities for enterprise architecture, infrastructure & operations, and solutions development. Most recently he has spearheaded the effort to realign IT with the business strategy, scale resources globally, and improve the delivery of services by transforming IT into a global shared services organization.
Schindler Elevator Corporation View Bio »
Klaus is an Electrical Engineer by training and holds a Ph.D. in Electrodynamics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and has an Executive Degree from MIT Sloan.
During his Ph.D he founded a company which developed near-field microwave measurement equipment and provided consulting services for the nascent mobile telecommunication industry in the early Nineties.
He then joined Swissair Group in Zurich Switzerland, where he initiated an e-procurement project with the vision of connecting enterprises via Internet technologies. As Vice President Processes he extended his responsibility towards business to business process integration. In 1999 he became Head of e-business with focus on innovation driven business development. In this role he also managed Swissair Group’s Internet portfolio from Internet Sales to process integration.
In 2002 he moved to Schindler as Head of Group e-business. He was responsible for Schindler’s internal and external Web Services. Among other Internet services he introduced new collaboration means for virtual teams and global organizations and challenged existing processes in order to speed up change initiatives with the global harmonization of SAP.
Since spring 2006 he is Schindler’s CIO for the Americas. As a member of the Executive Management he is responsible for the delivery of IT Services for Schindler North & Latin America including Application Services and Infrastructure Services.
His current portfolio activities can be split in a standardization part and an innovation part. The former is built around the SAP standardization and the corresponding process harmonization across the Americas. The latter is mainly driven by effective and efficient system solutions for a highly mobile workforce.
He lives in Morristown, New Jersey with his wife and two daughters. Klaus is a private pilot and avid skier.
DISYS View Bio »
Curry Nichols is the Executive Director of the National Accounts Program. In this role, he works with DISYS’ client executives to help identify market needs & design solutions to address them. He manages the portfolios of global Fortune 100 accounts across multiple vertical markets, including Telecommunications, Technology & Consulting, Banking & Financial Services, Energy and Healthcare. With over 15 years in the IT staffing industry, Mr. Nichols has made vital contributions to DISYS across a wide array of services and markets. Prior to assuming his current role, He held the positions of Manager, Strategic Sales and Senior Account Executive.
Prior to joining DISYS in 2006, Mr. Nichols worked with TEKSystems as an Account Executive. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Texas Tech University. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, golfing, and spending time with his wife & kids.
Oracle View Bio »
Ajay Patel is Vice President of Fusion Middleware at Oracle responsible for driving the adoption and growth of Java/Java EE Platform, Oracle Exalogic and Cloud/Platform as a Service product portfolio. He has over 20 years of enterprise software product development, business development, and marketing experience, having built the product business for Data Services, Integration and SOA at Oracle and BEA. He is a recognized leader in SOA and was instrumental in creating the BEA SOA Methodology and piloting it with key customers. Ajay was also part of the executive team at an early stage start-up that delivered a next generation XML networking appliance focused on security, messaging and SOA Governance. His prior experience also includes management consulting and system integration with PriceWaterhouse Coopers, EDS and AT&T.
HUNT Real Estate Corporation View Bio »
Carlos Pegado joined HUNT Real Estate Corporation as the Chief Technology Officer in 2007. He focuses on advising HUNT's Executive Council on all aspects of technology-driven market changes and is responsible for implementing the technology that is to be used at HUNT Real Estate Corporation. Additionally, Carlos leverages his expertise to ensure the overall well being of the corporation's technical direction for future success. He also plays a key role in the direction of HREC's web technology, with a focus on making HUNT Real Estate Corporation the leading on-line authority in the real estate industry.
Carlos has extensive international experience in Business Development and Project Management - particularly, aligning information technology to address business problems with an emphasis on improving the communication and use of information in business processes.
A graduate of Oxford University, England, Carlos has over 25 years of progressive international success in senior Information Technology roles. He currently serves on the technology advisory boards of several organizations and enterprises, including: chairing the Marketing Committee for infoTech Niagara and the Mobile Advisory Council for Microsoft.
Recommind View Bio »
Derek Schueren is a Co-Founder and General Manager of Information Access and Governance at Recommind. As a co-founder of Recommind, Mr. Schueren helped build the company into a market leader for enterprise search, categorization, and information risk management software. Mr. Schueren has extensive experience working with Fortune 500 enterprises, global law firms and technology partners in the areas of eDiscovery and information access. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been named one of the top 100 Global Tech Leaders by Citytech Magazine. Prior to co-founding Recommind, Mr. Schueren was at S & T World Products where he held several senior positions in sales and operations.
Mr. Schueren holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry & molecular biology from Brown University and a Masters degree from the University of Oregon.
Campbell Soup Company View Bio »
Joseph Spagnoletti was appointed Campbell's Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer in August 2008. He leads the company’s global information technology function, providing IT strategy to help Campbell meet its business goals. Joe reports to Craig Owens, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer.
Since he joined Campbell in 1997 as Director-IT, Food Service, Joe has held several positions of increasing responsibility in global sales and marketing, supply chain, and research and development. Most recently, he was Vice President-IT for Campbell North America, where he successfully led several key projects, including the implementation of a trade management system and oversight of North American SAP implementations.
Previously, Joe spent seven years as an Information Technology Director with medical technology company Becton Dickinson, responsible for the medical device and acute care businesses. He began his career developing and implementing financial systems for a New York City software development firm.
Joe earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Albright College in Reading, Pa. He serves on the Cooper Health System’s Audit/Ethics Committee, Global Management Board of GS1, the Temple University Fox School of Business Advisory Board and the Board of Governors of the Academy of Food Marketing at St. Joseph’s University. In 2004, he was recognized with Campbell's Influence with Honor leadership award.
Joe’s interests include vintage automobiles, motorcycles, snowboarding and surfing. He resides in South Jersey with his wife Maria and 2 children.
Hartford Healthcare Corporation View Bio »
Luis E. Taveras, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Hartford HealthCare (HHC). Hartford HealthCare is the premiere health care network in Connecticut with 15,000 employees and $2 billion in net revenue. HHC includes Hartford Hospital; The Hospital of Central Connecticut; MidState Medical Center; Windham Hospital; The Institute of Living psychiatric center; VNA HealthCare and VNA of Central Connecticut; Clinical Laboratory Partners with more than 50 locations statewide; Hartford Medical Group; MidState Medical Group; Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, which includes five assisted-living and skilled-nursing facilities; Eastern Rehabilitation Network; and two regional behavioral health centers, Rushford and Natchaug Hospital.
Prior to moving to his Hartford HealthCare role in 2009, Dr. Taveras served as the program manager for creating an internal information technology organization for The Hospital of Central Connecticut, guiding the hospital’s transition from a fully outsourced environment to an in-house model.
From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Taveras was a partner with the Accenture Outsourcing Growth Platform. As a select member of the Outsourcing Multi-Tower sales team, he was responsible for leading the global pursuit of outsourcing opportunities exceeding $500 million in contract value. From 2003 to 2007, he managed Accenture’s Products North American Practice with responsibility for outsourcing delivery within the Accenture practice covering the health care, consumer and industrial business segments in North America. He was responsible for managing more than 900 North America-based employees and more than 6,000 support staff globally. He retired from Accenture in August 2009.
Before joining Accenture, Dr. Taveras was acting Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of N.Y., a $1.5 billion integrated delivery system consisting of eight hospitals as well as nursing homes, primary care clinics and behavioral health facilities. Prior to that role, he was a senior partner and vice president responsible for Computer Sciences Corporation’s East Coast health care practice and a member of KPMG Consulting’s health care technology practice. Prior to that, he held a number of leadership positions with IBM’s health care and higher education practices.
Dr. Taveras earned his Ph.D. at the University of Sarasota, his MBA from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science from Wesleyan University.
Dr. Taveras serves as Vice Chairman of the William G. Forbeck Cancer Research Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Northeastern Connecticut. He formerly served as president of the Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association.
Boston Celtics View Bio »
Jay Wessel is responsible for strategy, implementation and management of Technology for the Boston Celtics including IT, Broadcast and Event Technology, Data/Voice Communications and Audio/Video. Jay has implemented many redundant real-time systems for use during Celtics Basketball games and back-office operations. In 2001, on loan from the Celtics to TNT, he managed all of the back-end statistics and data flow for the Basketball portion of the Goodwill Games in Brisbane Australia (where Team USA led by Doc Rivers earned a Gold Medal). Jay joined the Celtics Game Night staff in 1990 and has been a fixture courtside ever since.
During the past few years, Jay has transformed the Celtics Infrastructure with Virtualization of servers and storage; modernization of all core, edge and distribution switching and routing; conversion to VOIP converged Telephony; and various Cloud implementations.
Prior to joining the Celtics, Jay held several engineering, sales and marketing roles in the Boston High Tech corridor and started his career at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY. Jay graduated from Virginia Tech in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Panasonic Corporation of North America View Bio »
Gabrielle Wolfson is the Chief Information Officer for Panasonic Corporation of North America. In her role, Gabrielle is leading the Information Systems Organization in North America to enable business strategies and drive innovation in the region.
Gabrielle is also the President of the Corporate Information Systems Company of Americas, a shared services organization that provides technology services for the Panasonic companies in North and South America as well as globally.
Gabrielle has over 20 years experience leading information systems organizations in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and entertainment industries. Prior to Panasonic, she served as Global CIO for Integra Life Sciences Corporation and Par Pharmaceutical Companies. She also held leadership positions for Viacom Show Time Networks and in the management consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on IT strategy, business process optimization and ERP implementation.
Gabrielle holds a BA degree in Mathematics from Queens College and an MS from Columbia University.
9:05am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
9:10am Introducing Michael Del Priore:
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Harold GoldbergChief Marketing OfficerKony Solutions
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
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?
11:05am Coffee Break
11:10am Introducing Saad Ayub:
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John HallettAccount Executive Workday
11:40am Saad Ayub
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SVP & CIOScholastic
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
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.
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.
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?
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
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