Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior IT executives from a range of industry verticals for our annual Atlanta event. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that IT executives are tackling as the role that technology plays within the organization continues to evolve, with an agenda geared specifically towards CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, as well as IT/Technology/MIS/Architecture VPs and Directors in a leadership role.  Topics covered by our speaking faculty will include:

  • Exploring the rapidly evolving role of the CIO and the new in demand leadership capabilities as organizations become increasingly digitally enabled
  • Attaining, training, and retaining talent through in-demand skillset development and mentor programs
  • The CIO, CDO & CMO Partnership: Enabling the organization to effectively leverage data to achieve organizational growth goals
  • The future of IT’s role in reaching customers – exploring how CIOs are redefining customer experience
  • Exploring the top trends, capabilities, and risks that are driving IT spend in 2017


Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more.

We look forward to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CIO leaders hailing from the heart of the Southeast and beyond!

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Rhonda Le at rle@argyleforum.com.

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ARGYLE HOST Katherine Fithen Former Chief Privacy Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
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John Reed Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
FleetCor Technologies
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Samir Saini Chief Information Officer
City of Atlanta Government
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Stewart Weaver Chief Technology Officer
Georgia Department of Public Health
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  • 8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 9:35am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:35am - 10:10am Opening Keynote Session
  • 10:10am - 10:35am Networking Break
  • 10:35am - 11:20am Panel Discussion: "The CIO's New Mandate"
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
    • 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

  • 11:20am - 11:45am Networking Break
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm Panel Discussion: "Increasing Collaboration to Enhance Efficiency"
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
    • Driving productivity through collaboration
    • Re-aligning to a new environment
    • Innovative tech solutions to facilitate cooperation across business functions
    • Forging relationships to seamlessly execute business strategies

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 2:20pm Panel Discussion: "Developing the Next Generation of IT Talent"
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
    • Laying the groundwork for IT & HR to collaborate in your business  
    • Best practices and lessons learned for establishing this collaborative relationship
      • Partnering with different functions outside of IT to develop the skills of existing teams
      • Addressing training and development challenges for these new skills 
      • Creating organizational changes around employee engagement to create long-term development of talent and align business objectives
    • Efforts impacting retention rate
    • Hiring differently with regards to the millennial generation
    • Organizations adapting to better accommodate millennials in terms of the tools that they expect

  • 2:20pm - 2:40pm Networking Break
  • 2:40pm - 3:15pm Keynote Session
  • 3:20pm - 3:55pm Closing Keynote Session
  • 3:55pm - 4:00pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm 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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  • "Not only are the speakers relevant and experts in their fields, but I was able to make some great connections at the meetings as well."

    The Chief Technology Officer at PC Richard and Son on the quality of past Argyle CIO Forums.

  • "Argyle's meetings are well balanced in terms of panels and presentations and networking opportunities with local business leaders."

    A Head of Emerging Business and Technology at Ericsson on attending Argyle CIO events.

  • "The meetings that Argyle Executive Forum runs are truly enjoyable and well put together....I'm looking forward to the next forum."

    A VP of Information Systems at Garmin International on attending Argyle events.

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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

The below hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.

Venue

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead


3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Telephone: (888) 421-1442
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