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 Chicago 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:

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Abhishek Agarwal Global Chief Privacy Officer
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Karen Alber Chief Information Officer
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Charles Bystock Managing Partner
Windsor Group Computer Services
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Barry Caplin Chief Information Security Officer
Fairview Health Services
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Tom Chowanski SVP, Information Security Leader - Consumer Lending
Wells Fargo
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Jill Dyché Vice President, SAS Best Practices
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Mike Ellis CEO
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Chris Foreman Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Board
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Rahoul Ghose Senior Vice President & CIO
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Ivan Handler Chief Information Officer, Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority
State of Illinois
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Royce Heaney Vice President and Global CIO
ACCO Brands Corporation
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Steve Howe Regional Director Strategic Enterprise
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Clay Johnson Vice President of Information Technology
Boeing Co.
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Vince Kellen Senior Vice Provost, Academic Planning, Analytics and Technologies
University of Kentucky Lexington
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Sahal Laher EVP & Chief Information Officer
Brooks Brothers
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Julie Lockner Vice President, Market Development
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Talvis Love SVP & CIO - TD Auto Finance
TD Bank
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James MacLennan Chief Information Officer
IDEX Corp.
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Alex Manea Manager, BlackBerry Security
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Edward Marchewka Head of Information Security
Chicago Public Schools
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Dipesh Mukerji Sr. Director of Product Marketing
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Andy Nissenberg Vice President, Global Technology Solutions
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Paul O'Farrell SVP & GM
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Ross Piper VP, Enterprise Strategy
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Suranjan Pramanik EVP & Chief Sales Officer
CSS Corp
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Darshan Rawal Director, Product Management
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Jaspreet Singh Co-Founder, Chairman of Board and Chief Executive Officer
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Bill Swislow Chief Information Officer and SVP of Product
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  • 7:45am – 8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45am – 8:50am  Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 8:50am – 8:55am Introducing Abhishek Agarwal & Ivan Handler:
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    Charles BystockManaging PartnerWindsor Group Computer Services

  • 8:55am – 9:30am Fireside Chat
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    Abhishek AgarwalGlobal Chief Privacy OfficerBaxterInterviewed by:Ivan HandlerChief Information Officer, Illinois Health Information Exchange AuthorityState of Illinois

  • 9:35am – 9:55am  Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by ForgeRock
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    "Identity Relationship Management: Using identity to empower CISOs everywhere"Identity and Access Management (IAM) was traditionally designed for internal, perimeter-based enterprise. However, the world has significantly changed. Today’s CIOs and CISOs are being asked to shift investments from lowering operational costs to driving top-line revenue. Solutions must be stateless and link all types of devices, applications and things. In this session we will discuss the new model for identity - Identity Relationship Management - and its impact on the modern enterprise.Mike EllisCEOForgeRock

  • 9:55am – 10:10am  Coffee Break
  • 10:10am - 10:15am Introducing "New Innovations in Mobile, Social and Cloud" Panel Discussion:
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    Dipesh MukerjiSr. Director of Product MarketingKony

  • 10:15am – 11:05am  Panel Discussion
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    “New Innovations in Mobile, Social and Cloud” 

    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    Major  issues that are intrinsic to business growth in areas of Mobile, Social and Cloud 
    • How to deliver a seamless end-user experience to a growing, user base, while balancing corporate and regulatory compliance policies?
    • Use real-time data to enrich the customer experience, drive ROI and accelerate business growth
    • Which new mobile devices will remain viable tools for business users?
    • Harness data to create workable analytics to measure success of social and digital channels
    • What are the key benefits of cloud computing for a business? Does it effectively cut costs? Improve productivity?
    • How does your cloud strategy impact business initiatives in every aspect of the business – customers, engagement and execution?
    Moderator:Barry CaplinChief Information Security OfficerFairview Health Services Panelists:Chris ForemanChief Executive Officer and Director of the BoardAvePointClay JohnsonVice President of Information TechnologyBoeing Co.James MacLennanChief Information OfficerIDEX Corp.Andy NissenbergVice President, Global Technology SolutionsAcxiom

  • 11:10am – 11:30am  Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Druva
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    "How to Defend Your Data in the Wild"Protecting data for your entire company is a heavy responsibility. There’s the employee who leaves his laptop in the airport. And the former employee who still has access to corporate data from her personal device. Or the ever-present danger of litigation. You’re accountable for a wide range of scenarios that put your corporate data at risk.How can you learn from the experiences of others to ensure that you’re prepared for every threat to your corporate data in the wild?  What are the best practices for keeping your prized corporate assets out of harm’s way?Jaspreet SinghCo-Founder, Chairman of Board and Chief Executive OfficerDruva

  • 11:30am – 11:50am Coffee Break
  • 11:50am – 11:55am Introducing "The Strategic CIO in 2014" Panel Discussion:
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    Steve HoweRegional Director Strategic EnterpriseCommvault

  • 11:55am – 12:45pm Panel Discussion
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    “The Strategic CIO in 2014”

    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • What will new technology models look like going forward with the trends and organizational models?
    • Leveraging customer data to improve the overall customer experience
    • What are important strategies and tactics need in today’s society for IT deployment?
    • What data management best practices have helped you lead your team to success?
    • How to address and overcome the major barriers hampering the success of your data integration strategy
    • How does your team build a road map to drive long-term business initiatives?
    • Customer Influence: The new technologies that influence consumer behavior
    Moderator:Bill SwislowChief Information Officer and SVP of ProductCars.comPanelists:Jill DychéVice President of Best PracticesSASRahoul GhoseSenior Vice President & CIOLifetouchVince KellenSenior Vice Provost, Academic Planning, Analytics and TechnologiesUniversity of Kentucky LexingtonSahal LaherEVP & Chief Information OfficerBrooks BrothersJulie LocknerVice President, Information Lifecycle ManagementInformatica 

  • 12:50pm – 1:10pm Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Riverbed
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    Paul O’FarrellSVP & GMRiverbed

  • 1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
  • 2:10pm – 2:30pm Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Dropbox
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    "The Future of Work"

    The future of work is evolving. An increasingly mobile workforce is changing how companies operate. New tools are now being used for employee and business-to-business collaboration, and the meaning of "real-time" has shifted. In a world that’s increasingly mobile and cloud-based, how can you build the right environment and infrastructure to boost productivity? How do you promote speed with new business systems that encourage collaboration? What are the challenges and strategies of embracing this new age of collaboration?

    Ross PiperVP, Enterprise StrategyDropbox

  • 2:35pm – 3:25pm Panel Discussion
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    “The Perfect Security Storm: Managing Data and Cloud for Better Business”

    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • What is the future of relational systems? Are they meeting the demand of today’s high-volume data driven online world?
    • How are organizations predicting customer behavior, and are there any initiatives around recommendation, personalization etc.
    • What is driving this influx of companies moving towards the internet to compete and stay relevant?
    • How has big data transformed the way companies need to look at IT standards?
    • What major infrastructure changes have occurred in the past couple of years and what's driving these changes?
    • How security training does not equal security awareness when it comes to cloud and data
    • Current trends seen in the industry especially around new customer acquisition. Is the delivery of new features dependent on cost?
    • What is your firm’s policy on social media use by employees, and how does your IT department handle the increased security risks posed by employee use of social media sites?
    • Best practices when managing the free cloud storage and migrating existing applications to the cloud
    Moderator:Tom ChowanskiSVP, Information Security Leader - Consumer LendingWells FargoPanelists:Karen AlberChief Information OfficerMillerCoorsDarshan RawalDirector, Product ManagementDataStaxRoyce HeaneyVice President and Global CIOACCO Brands CorporationEdward MarchewkaHead of Information SecurityChicago Public SchoolsSuranjan PramanikEVP & Chief Sales OfficerCSS Corp

  • 3:30pm – 3:50pm Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Blackberry
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    "The Future of Enterprise Mobility Management"

    As more and more mobile devices connect to enterprise networks, managing them becomes one of the key challenges faced by CIOs and IT organizations. BlackBerry, Android and iOS devices need to be secured without impeding the user experience to allow for maximum productivity. This session will look at the key trends in enterprise mobility and discuss ways to effectively manage mobile devices across different types of environments.

    Alex ManeaManager, BlackBerry SecurityBlackBerry

  • 3:50pm – 4:10pm Coffee Break
  • 4:10pm – 4:45pm "Driving an Innovative IT Culture"
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    Talvis LoveSVP & CIO - TD Auto FinanceTD Bank

  • 4:50pm – 5:25pm  “CISOs are from Mars, CIOs are from Venus”
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    Most organizations have a CIO; many have a CISO.  These key leadership positions often approach solutions differently and have different motivations.  The CIO must deliver IT, automation, innovation and efficiency.  The CISO is tasked with assuring adherence to security frameworks and regulatory standards, and protecting against, and responding to, vulnerabilities and incidents.  These mandates can conflict.  And often the CISO reports to the CIO.  We will take a light-hearted look at questions including: What are the issues?; Are CISOs and CIOs from different planets?; Can we align to meet critical business needs, deliver value and protect the organization?

    Barry CaplinChief Information Security OfficerFairview Health Services

  • 5:25pm – 5:30pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm Closing Reception 
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    *Please note, the agenda is subject to change.

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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Please note the below is a preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. Please request the “Argyle Executive Forum rate” when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $180.00 per night, taxes not included.


Hotel Blake Chicago

500 South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone: (312) 986-1234