2017 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum
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Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior IT executives from a range of industry verticals for our annual Dallas 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 in 2017, with an agenda geared specifically towards CIOs, CTOs, and 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
- Building a workforce aligned with the modern IT landscape - 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 the next wave of innovative CIOs are redefining customer experience
- Exploring the top trends, capabilities, and risks that are driving IT spend in 2017
- Addressing leading risks and concerns heading into 2017, and navigating the evolving information security threat landscape
Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. Speakers at our 2016 NYC Forums included Marty Howard, CIO at Amedisys; Ken Waterman, CTO & CISO at Textron; Mike Anderson, SVP & CIO at CROSSMARK; Tom Phillips, VP of Infrastructure and Data at Ambit Energy; Nellson Burns, VP IT at HollyFrontier Corporation; and more.
We look forward to bringing together another fantastic faculty in 2017, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CIO leaders hailing from the heart of Texas and beyond.
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
Oncor Electric Delivery Company View Bio »
Joel Austin serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Oncor and is responsible for all IT and most OT services for Oncor. This includes strategy, security, new systems development, production operations, and management of Oncor’s sourcing relationships with its many Providers. Austin has more than 30 years of experience in the Energy, Finance and Software Industries, at Informix, ENSERCH, Deloitte & Touche, and Texas Utilities. Austin has held a number of leadership positions in business operations, IT and management consulting roles.
Austin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Kansas and a Masters in Business from the University of Missouri.
Thomson Reuters View Bio »
Sai Billanuka is the VP of Technology, US Direct Tax at Thomson Reuters. US Direct Tax provides the market leading, software-as-a-service tax compliance and reporting platform, for both Fortune 5000 corporations, principally multi-nationals, and the world’s largest public accounting firms. In this capacity, he leads a team of more than 200 software engineers, tax analysts and technical operations staff that develops and manage the technology platforms and applications used worldwide to assemble data, calculate global tax liabilities, book estimated tax liabilities for financial reporting, complete tax returns and file with U.S. Federal government and all 50 states.
Of his 20 years in the technology engineering business Mr. Billanuka has spent the last 10 years taking global geographically dispersed teams and transforming them into functional software delivery organizations. Mr. Billanuka works equally well at both at the executive level, planning and structuring the organization, as well as diving into the details where clarity is needed. He had also been recognized by Thomson Reuters as an innovator and has received numerous “Awards of Excellence” for his significant achievements. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Mr. Billanuka worked in startup technology ventures and in the New York Financial industry.
Mr. Billanuka received his master’s degree in computer science from Osmania University.
Texas Capital Bank View Bio »
Jennifer Brungardt is a Senior Vice President and the Operations Recruiting Manager at Texas Capital Bank, a commercial bank headquartered in Dallas. In that capacity, she is responsible for leading a team that hires information technology, information security, enterprise planning & operations talent. Ms. Brungardt has spent the past 20 years recruiting and consulting on talent acquisition with a focus on transforming teams in technology, finance and operations both nationally and internationally. Clients included Verizon, Samsung, the Dallas Cowboys, and Texas Capital Bank prior to joining the bank full-time in 2014.
Ms. Brungardt earned a bachelor's degree in Communications with a Spanish emphasis from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. She has also held the Certified Personnel Consultant and Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist certifications, and has focused on both full-time and project-based hiring throughout her career.
Nutanix View Bio »
Sachin Chheda is the head of solution and verticals marketing and management at Nutanix. He has long been involved in information technology with engineering and management positions at the industry's most innovative companies -- developing and taking to market products that power some of the largest enterprises. Sachin is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and regularly mentors high school students on pursuing careers in information and high technology.
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. View Bio »
Throughout her career, Dora has held a variety of positions in various industries including the Retail, Restaurant, Distribution and Consulting industries with companies such as Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Michael’ Stores, Brinker International, Burger King Corporation, AutoNation, National Rental Car, Cambridge Technology Partners and Deloitte.
Dora Cortinas is currently Vice-President, Enterprise Data Management at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the largest North American beverage distributer with over $18B in revenue and more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s distributes more than 150 million cases of wine and spirits annually across 44 U.S. markets, the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean.
Prior to Southern Glazer’s, Dora Cortinas was interim Chief Information Officer at Heartland Automotive Services, the largest Jiffy Lube franchisee with over 400 stores, and Chief Information Officer at Brinker International which owns 2 restaurant brands, Chili’s and Maggiano’s Little Italy. Dora also co-led the conversion of Michaels Stores web site to a full e-commerce site.
While at Burger King Corporation, she held several positions including VP, of Training and Development, as well as, Vice President of Information Technology, Global Solutions and Delivery. Other roles included executive leadership roles across several functions including Human Resources, Marketing, and Finance.
Prior to Burger King, Dora held several top leadership positions at AutoNation, ANC Rental covering the National and Alamo Rental Car companies, and started her career as a consultant with Deloitte.
Dora earned her MBA from the University of Miami and was featured in the Hispanic Executive Magazine in 2012.
Kimberly-Clark View Bio »
Ismail Guneydas is senior technical leader with over ten years of experience in vulnerability management, digital forensics, e-Crime investigations and teaching. Currently he is the head of cyber vulnerability management at Kimberly-Clark and an adjunct professor at Texas A&M Commerce. In Kimberly Clark Ismail built company's first Global Vulnerability Management Program and he currently leads the program.He delivers and sustain the enterprise management strategy and solutions from a governance, process, discipline and technology standpoint, to support Kimberly-Clark’s global and enterprise environments.
Previously Ismail worked at Yahoo where he led complex digital forensics investigations. He also built and led incident response, and electronic crime investigations functions. He received Yahoo Hackovation and Excellence awards for his innovative work in successful operations against fake customer care centers. Before Yahoo, Ismail was with Rackspace Hosting and RLI Insurance. He has taught several computer science courses at Southern Illinois University.
Ismail completed his Master of Science in Computer Science at Southern Illinois University and holds degrees in Mathematics and Electronics Engineering. He has MBA degree at University of Texas at Dallas. He holds multiple security related certifications (CISSP, GCFA, GCIA, CEH, CCSK and CHFI).
Jones Lang LaSalle View Bio »
Mr. Holcomb is an Executive Vice President with JLL’s global Data Center Solutions practice team. He has over twenty-one years’ experience in commercial real estate and has become a recognized leader in the technical real estate industry transacting over 3 million square feet of data centers in over 60 markets and 30 states around the U.S. Mr. Holcomb participates in all facets of this niche segment of commercial real estate focusing on user representation. He works with clients to evaluate their critical facility assets, devise the proper strategy to maximize their investments and acquire and dispose of critical facility assets.
Sabre Holdings Corporation View Bio »
As SVP and Chief Technologist, Anthony is responsible for aligning technology vision and execution with business strategy by integrating company processes with the appropriate technologies. He directs the engineering of Shared Services development and implemention of technology initiatives within the organization. With over 30 years experience in the technology industry, Maiello is responsible for managing Sabre technology decisions around shared services vision, engineering, support, and architecture. His team leads development for all Critical backend products and various advanced technology programs.
Before joining Sabre Holdings in 2014, Maiello was Chief Information and Technology officer at Sterling Talent Solutions for 3 years delivering world class enterprise systems and solutions for background screening industry. Prior to Sterling, Maiello was GM of Systems Engineering at GE Energy Services for over 8 years, where he directed systems development for Smart Grid and power plants with an eye towards innovation, simplicity and eco-imagination. Maiello was also Officer and Vice President of Technology and Quality Assurance for Pittway Corporation of Honeywell where he led design and development of residential and commercial video and security systems. Prior to joining Honeywell in 1999, Maiello was Officer and Vice president of Technology, Quality Assurance, and Technical Support for Prestige Software of Computer Associates where he led applications engineering for the financial industry. Maiello also held positions of Engineering, Architecture, and Director for Reuters managing enterprise real-time and historical news systems. Maiello started his engineering career in 1984 as a Software Engineer for General Dynamics designing and developing missile control systems and submarine simulators.
Maiello participates in several associations, including serving as chairman of the board for the Smart Grid Society of the Technology Association of Georgia, a member of the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and keynote speaks at several Engineering and Science seminars and universities such as IEEE, MIT and Georgia Tech. Maiello held leadership positions on the Technology Association of Georgia Board of Directors, and a member of the Cobb Chamber. Received numerous high profile and prestigious recognitions including the GE Edison, TAG Leadership, and GE Leadership awards. Maiello also acts as technical advisor for several technology departments and companies. He volunteered with Boy Scouts of America, the Official Little League, Federated American Baseball League, and various Church functions and United Way charities.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computers Science Engineering and Mathematics from Manhattan College in New York City. Anthony is married with three children.
Texas Instruments View Bio »
Vishal Mehra is a highly motivated technology leader who understands the importance of listening to the business issues at hand before trying to solve the same with a technical solution. He has held numerous technical leadership/ management roles in TI Dallas and TI India. He is currently responsible for leading the ITS Architecture team at Texas Instruments. The team consists of a group of highly technical individuals with skill sets ranging from Applications & Infrastructure Architecture and Strategy.
HMS Employer Solutions View Bio »
Scot Miller, CISSP, CISM, is the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Health Management Systems (HMS). He has presented on advances in Information Security and Technology Governance at consortiums in Florida, Texas, New York, Arizona, and Connecticut, and has been quoted in national magazines and other industry symposiums. Scot built a high performing Security Architecture team from the ground up, and this past year brought HMS’s Security Incident and Event Management program to a new level - in a project which also won him a CSO50 Award from a pool of national and international candidates for innovation and meaningful impact on a business. As a result of this program, HMS saw a decline of 300% in threat incidents year-over-year, among other positive impacts.
In 2015, the HMS Holdings Corp. Board of Directors selected Scot Miller, Senior Director of Security Architecture, as winner of the 2014 Galen D. Powers Award. Scot received multiple nominations, and his selection this year honors his unwavering commitment to serving HMS and its clients at the highest level of quality and ethics for the past five years. Scot was cited for his super cross-functional collaboration, his leadership and the Strategic Knowledge Map education series, together with his contributing roles as a member of the College Recruiting Team and Emergency Warden Team. His mentorship, knowledge-sharing, and experience with those throughout the corporation allows him to impact the organization beyond the bounds of title or role.
Scot’s team is responsible for defining, analyzing, and reducing risk as it relates to HMS’s infrastructure, business systems, and data security. Previous to his duty at the Irving, TX based Healthcare IT Services organization; he was the Head of Global IT Security for Alcon Laboratories, and Chief Security Architect at MassMutual Financial Group. Scot was also the VP and CTO for the CT chapter of ISSA during 2003 and 2004.
Numerify View Bio »
Darren has 20+ years of experience in sales, business development and sales leadership. At Numerify he is responsible for building and developing the field team for the western US. Previously, Darren lead enterprise sales for Cloudera, where his team was influential in driving the adoption of Hadoop to enable data driven companies such as Airbnb, Adobe and SAP. He has also held various sales and leadership roles at xMatters, McAfee (acquired by Intel) and Mercury (acquired by Hewlett Packard).
Alon USA Energy View Bio »
Steve Nelson brings extensive experience in managing large scale IT organizations, working in diverse industries, directing cross-functional teams, and developing and executing IT roadmaps. Steve has directed systems implementations and integrated acquisitions. Steve is currently the Chief Information Officer at Alon USA, a $4b refiner, distributor and retailer of petroleum products. Previously, Steve was CIO at FleetPride from 2013-2015. FleetPride is a $1B distributor and retailer of heavy duty truck and trailer parts. Prior to FleetPride, Steve was Vice President of IT Operations and Integration at Graphic Packaging International, a $4.5B global packaging business. At GPI, Steve led successful integrations of key acquisitions and was also responsible for a SAP ERP implementation. Prior to that, Steve was VP of Information Technology for Altivity Packaging, directing an IT staff of 80 for a $2.5B multi-site consumer packaging business. His early career also includes experience in IT leadership roles with Georgia Pacific, Solo Cup, Continental Airlines and Domino Amjet. Steve holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Houston. He is also a member of the CIO Leadership Network and CIO Executive Board.
Capital One Financial Corporation View Bio »
Dalia is Vice President and CIO of Engineering for Loan Originations and Data Infrastructure at Capital One Auto Finance. She joined Capital One in April of 2015. Dalia led her organization to migrate to the public cloud. Dalia also drove using open source technologies to revamp the loan decision engine, create a new platform for reporting, as well as introduce new products into the market place. Under her leadership, Dalia’s organization made significant strides in its Agile transformation and design thinking. Dalia also heads the Women in Technology chapter in Plano.
Prior to joining Capital One, Dalia was Senior Director of Software Engineering at EMC leading a set of globally distributed organizations in the US, Canada, Europe and India. Dalia led multiple product lines including AppSync, Replication Manager, ProSphere, ECC, SCA, SMARTS and lastly SRM.
Prior to joining EMC, Dalia was Sr. Director of Development at CA Technologies in charge of the CA Gen suite and the Workload Automation SPOG products. Dalia rose through the Engineering ranks throughout her career which started at IBM developing operating systems and compilers. Dalia then joined Texas Instruments - Software Division which was acquired by CA Technologies before she moved to EMC.
Dalia is passionate about developing professional talent and students. She is Chairman of the Curriculum and Technology committee of Southern Methodist University (SMU)’s Industry Advisory Board.
Dalia was an honoree of the 2016 DBJ award as one of the top Women Technology Executives in Dallas.
Ericsson View Bio »
As a young child, Andy Ulrich discovered and was delighted by the fact that, by simply pushing buttons on a telephone keypad, he could nearly instantly cause a random person half a world away to stand up and walk to their telephone. (His parents were not amused.) Thus began a lifelong interest in telecommunications and IT. His nearly 30 years of experience includes a career in the US Army, culminating in a role as the operations chief of NATO’s information security organization, and his most recent previous job as the CISO for MoneyGram. He currently heads the security program for Ericsson in the Americas from Plano, TX.
Workday View Bio »
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8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am - 9:05am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
9:05am - 9:10am Session Introduction
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9:10am - 9:45am Keynote Presentation: " The Transformative CIO"
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A perspective on the rapidly evolving, and ever-expanding role of today’s Chief Information Officer. From satisfying changing customer demands and employee needs, processing petabytes of data to support a 24x7x365 distributed operation and its high-order analytics, combating endless attempts at penetrating our networks or routinely interacting with the Board of Directors, the role of the modern Chief Information Officer has changed. In this “new normal”, as the pace of change asks more of us than ever before, how will we maintain 360 degrees of focus?Joel Austin
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Oncor Electric Delivery Company
9:45am - 10:05am Thought Leadership Spotlight: "From Traditional to Next-Generation: Demystifying Hyperconvergence and Cloud"
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As enterprises look at IT playing a broader role around digitalization using next generation workloads including cloud-native applications and DevOps, they should consider how technologies such as software-defined infrastructure and cloud can drive real-world benefits. Learn how IT can move away from traditional environments to hyperconverged infrastructure and onward to Enterprise Clouds to handle all their existing and emerging applications and business needs with clear agility, productivity and availability/security benefits.
Director, Product Marketing
10:05am - 10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am - 11:15am Panel Discussion: “Navigating the Organization’s Journey throughout Digital Transformation”
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Session topics include, but are not limited:
- Determining how your culture will need to shift to support the customer experience
- How to break down digital silos, distribute digital throughout the organization and leadership
- Taking a measured, cohesive approach to paid social’s place in the strategy
- Minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency has always been a top-tier priority for any C-suite executive
- Mapping out and utilizing the digital customer journey for your organization
Vice President, Enterprise Data Management
Southern Wine & Spirits of America
Executive Vice President, Data Center Solutions
Jones Lang LaSalle
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Health Management Systems
Chief Information Officer
Alon USA Energy
Dr. Jeff Word
Vice President, Product Strategy
11:15am - 11:35am Coffee Break
11:35am - 11:40am Session Introduction
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11:40am - 12:15pm Keynote Presentation: “Big Data use cases and opportunities at Texas Instruments”
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Is Big Data just a buzz word? At TI, we took some real use cases and put some parts of the Big Data technology to test. From Manufacturing to Marketing and IT Security; we will share some direction on how to engage with the key business stakeholders on these issues and how TI is approaching some of these challenges, helping us scale our solutions to meet out data strategy and growth needs.
Chief IT Architect
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm- 2:00pm Panel Discussion: “Securing and Closing the Gap on IT Talent”
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Session topics include, but are not 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
Head of Cyber Vulnerability Management
Vice President, Technology
Senior Vice President, Operations Recruiting Manager
Texas Capital Bank
Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Group Manager
- Laying the groundwork for IT & HR to collaborate in your business Best practices and lessons learned for establishing this collaborative relationship
2:00pm - 2:15pm Coffee Break
2:15pm - 2:50pm Keynote Presentation: "InfoSec 2017: Bad Moon Rising (and Other Songs About Happiness)"
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Massive, record-breaking data breaches. National election hacking. Ransomware. Power grid compromises. In many ways, things really are getting worse, and 2017 will be the worst year we’ve seen. In this environment, is there hope for today’s IT? Of course! There are reasons to be optimistic, if you know where to look and where to focus. Yes, risks abound and are often unforeseeable, but there are always plenty of opportunities. Also, music!
Head of Security, Americas
2:55pm - 3:30pm Keynote Presentation: "The ABCs to Mainframe Transformation"
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Many companies worldwide are targeting the mainframe as an opportunity to reduce technology cost, improve time to market, and enable future industry shifts but feel stumped and intimidated by the challenge of a full-scale transformation.
The good news is rapid and non-disruptive mainframe transformations to SOA, platform, and distributed environments are actually becoming success stories in well-run enterprise software companies. Mainframe costs (MIPS) are being moved to lower cost Windows, UNIX, and Linux, and these types of transformations are adding tremendous business value in flexibility and new capabilities. However, like any transformation, moving off the mainframe comes with risk if not planned and executed properly.
In this presentation, Anthony Maiello will describe how to mitigate transformation risks by defining standards and principles to guide the changes as well as developing and operationalizing the right strategy and tactical plan that leads to success for your company.
Senior Vice President and Chief Technologist
Sabre Holdings Corporation
3:30pm - 3:35pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
3:35pm - 4:35pm 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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