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 San Francisco 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:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Laura Laxamana at llaxamana@argyleforum.com.

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Melorie Acevedo Vice President Of Information Technology
San Francisco Chronicle
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David Coher Principal, Reliability and Cybersecurity
Southern California Edison
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Sean Copeland Vice President of Sales
Lexmark
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Walter Curd Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Maxim Integrated Products
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Peter Eichelberger Director of Information Technology
MacPherson's
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Rita Gass Chief Information Officer
California Conservation Corps
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Peter Guagenti Chief Marketing Officer
NGINX
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Mehrdad Horri Principal, Technology Risk Strategy
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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Chris Long Director, Enterprise Strategy
GitHub
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Michael Mettenheimer VP Security & Privacy Solutions
Oracle
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Sheldon Monteiro Chief Technology Officer
SapientNitro
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Deepak Nadig Head of API & Developer Platform Engineering
PayPal
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Sean Rollings Vice President, Product Marketing
Aria
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Javed Roshan Head of Data Services
Capital One Financial
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Bruce Schinelli Chief Information Officer and Vice President
TTX Company
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Ikhlaq Sidhu Founding Director and Chief Scientist, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
UC Berkeley
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Korissa Singh Account Executive
8x8
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Myles Suer Chief Platform Evangelist
Informatica
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Tim Taylor Chief of Enterprise Solutions Development
CalPERS
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Chris Van Tuin Chief Technologist, West
Red Hat
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John Vincenzo SVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Silver Peak
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  • 7:45am - 8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45am - 8:50am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 8:50am - 8:55am Session Introduction
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    Sean Copeland
    Vice President of Sales
    Lexmark

  • 8:55am - 9:30am Fireside Chat: “IT as Innovation”
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    Bruce Schinelli
    Chief Information Officer and Vice President
    TTX Company

    Interviewed by:
    Melorie Acevedo
    Vice President of Information Technology
    San Francisco Chronicle

  • 9:35am - 9:55am Thought Leadership Spotlight: “Effective Modern Security Requires New Viewpoint”
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    Fueled by a $288 billion black market for information, organizations are under attack. Organizations of all sizes and across industry have suffered massive data breaches in the past few years. Acute awareness of this rising threat has led to earnest attempts by companies to protect the corporate boundary, yet is that enough? Organizations need to think beyond perimeter and network based security solutions. 

    Michael Mettenheimer
    Vice President of Security and Privacy Solutions
    Oracle

    *Please note, this session is off the record 

  • 9:55am - 10:20am Coffee Break
  • 10:20am - 10:25am Session Introduction
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    Korissa Singh
    Account Executive
    8x8

  • 10:25am - 11:10am Panel Discussion: “Stepping Outside of the Box and Into a New IT”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to: 

    • As a leader, how are you fostering and driving innovation within the IT space?
      • How has innovation helped drive efficiency and productivity throughout your organization’s business processes? 
      • What are some challenges you’ve encountered in your attempts to drive innovation or build an innovative culture? 
    • What new technologies will have the biggest impact on your business and customers in the year ahead?
    • How do your customers prefer to engage with your organization given the emergence of digital channels like social, mobile, etc.? 
      • How has this shifted in recent years, and how has your team helped the organization realign to this new environment? 
    • What role does the customer play in driving innovation within the organization? 
    • How is your team managing the inundation of available data and helping the organization harness data to translate into customer insights? 
      • What challenges have you encountered in terms of creating workable analytics and measuring the success of digital channels?

    Moderator:
    Tim Taylor
    Chief of Enterprise Solutions Development
    CalPERS

    Panelists:

    David Coher
    Principal, Reliability and Cybersecurity
    Southern California Edison

    Walter Curd 
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer
    Maxim Integrated Products

    Mehrdad Horri
    Principal, Technology Risk Strategy
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company

    Myles Suer
    Chief Platform Evangelist
    Informatica

  • 11:10am - 11:30am Thought Leadership Spotlight: “The Monetization of Things”
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    The Internet of Things (IoT) is being heralded as the “next big thing”. With predictions of 50 billion devices and over $7 trillion in annual sales by 2020 – who wouldn’t be excited? It’s time to look beyond the hype and explore a level deeper.

    In this session we’ll look at:

    • what data those devices will be communicating
    • how to turn that data generated into revenue
    • how to prepare ourselves from a technology and process perspective to capitalize on this opportunity

    Sean Rollings
    Vice President, Product Marketing
    Aria Systems

  • 11:30am - 11:50am Coffee Break
  • 11:50am - 12:10pm Thought Leadership Spotlight: “A DevOps State of Mind”
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    Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. The DevOps approach is a way to increase business agility through collaboration, communication, and integration across different teams in the IT organization.

    In this presentation, you’ll learn about:

    • The acceleration of Application Delivery for the Business with DevOps           
    • The transformation of IT to a DevOps, Microservices, and Container based Cloud Architecture            
    • How DevOps practices can operate in a Docker, Kubernetes, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)-enabled environment.           
    • PaaS and DevOps, used together, can reduce software delivery cycle times, drive automation, and increase efficiency.           
    • How other organizations are using DevOps and how to replicate their success  

    Join Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, West at Red Hat, as he walks through how DevOps can accelerate application delivery for the Business.

    Chris Van Tuin
    Chief Technologist, West
    Red Hat

  • 12:10pm - 12:45pm Keynote Presentation: “The CIO-CMO Power Partnership: HOW GREAT TECHNOLOGY LEADERS PARTNER WITH MARKETING”
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    Sheldon Monteiro
    Chief Technology Officer
    SapientNitro

  • 12:45pm - 1:45pm Lunch
  • 1:45pm - 1:50pm Session Introduction
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    Peter Guagenti
    Chief Marketing Officer
    NGINX

  • 1:50pm - 2:35pm Panel Discussion: “Software Disruption and Building the Modern IT Organization”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to: 

    • As software continues to disrupt the marketplace, we have heard sayings such as "software is eating the world."
      • What are your thoughts on this trend and how has it affected your industry?
      • How do you think the IT landscape will continue change and what are you doing about it? 
    • What are some best practices that CIOs can utilize to build an effective IT strategy?
      • How is your team going about building a detailed roadmap that aligns with long-term business initiatives?
      • What are some of the most important factors and risks to consider when implementing new programs?
      • How are you helping your company from being disrupted or to become a disrupter in your business?
    • How are you partnering with different functions outside of IT to drive innovation?
      • How has collaboration with the engineering, product and design, or other departments affected the IT organization?
    • Developers have been called the new kingmakers. How are you addressing retention and continuing education for talent with the newest in-demand skills? 
      • Are you seeing a gap between what is being taught in school vs. the practical skills that the business needs?
      • Are you recruiting IT professionals with an engineering skill set? Why or why not?

    Moderator:
    Melorie Acevedo
    Vice President of Information Technology
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Panelists:
    Rita Gass
    Chief Information Officer
    California Conservation Corps

    Chris Long
    Director, Enterprise Strategy
    GitHub

    Deepak Nadig
    Head of API & Developer Platform Engineering
    PayPal

    Ikhlaq Sidhu
    Founding Director and Chief Scientist, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
    UC Berkeley 

  • 2:35pm - 2:50pm Coffee Break
  • 2:50pm - 3:25pm Keynote Presentation: “Activating the next generation of IT leaders”
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    In order to ensure the continued success of our organizations, CIO and IT leaders need to provide the new generation of IT professionals the opportunity learn how to lead in the near future. This presentation will review some of the differences of how current IT leaders were developed and how the next generation will be successful. 

    It will highlight the learning and leading methods of the next generation that have grown up with technology as second nature.  The different focuses for these new leaders and understand what motivates them to higher roles of responsibility.

    Bringing 30 years of IT educational experience and leadership to the discussion, Peter Eichelberger will provide some suggestions as to how to approach this topic. 

    Peter Eichelberger
    Senior Vice President, IT Operations
    Alex and Ani

  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm Keynote Presentation: “Containers & Capital One”
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    Javed Roshan
    Head of Data Services
    Capital One Financial

  • 4:00pm - 4:05pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
  • 4:05pm - 5:05pm 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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Venue

San Francisco Marriott Marquis


780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone: (415) 896-1600
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