Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior IT executives from a range of industry verticals for our annual Los Angeles 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 LA Forums included Judy Batenburg, SVP of IT Infrastructure and Operations at Starz; Derek Peterson, CTO at Boingo Wireless; Cynthia Johnson, VP & CIO at California Resources Corporation; Kim Terry, CIO at Guthy-Renker; 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 Southern California 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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Stace Baal Director, Engineering
Eharmony, Inc.
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Todd Barnum Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
GoPro Inc
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Pierre Champigneulle Partner, Management Consulting
KPMG
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Bob Eicholz Chief Technology Officer
Technicolor
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Corey Jacobson Director, CIO Advisory
KPMG
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Bill Lazarus Chief Technology Officer
UCLA Health System
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Arthur Lessard Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Universal Music Group
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Tony Mauro Head of Pre-Sales Engineering, Senior Manager
Erwin
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Tim Moran Senior Vice President of Global IT, Financial Systems
Live Nation
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Keith O'Sullivan Vice President, Global Information Security (CISO)
Time Inc.
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Frank Palase Former Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation
DIRECTV Group
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Raj Rajkotia Head of Information Technology
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
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Jason Richard Chief Information Officer
Lucky Brand Jeans
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Ninish Ukkan Senior Vice President, Technology
Eharmony, Inc.
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Vijay Vangapandu Principle Software Engineer
Eharmony, Inc.
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Alexandre Wentzo Vice President of Field Sales and Services
Erwin, Inc
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  • 7:45am – 8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45am – 8:50am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 8:50am – 9:25am Keynote Presentation featuring Live Nation
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    Tim Moran
    Senior Vice President of Global IT, Financial Systems 
    Live Nation

  • 9:30am – 9:50am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring KPMG: “Cloud Strategy and Migration, Ways to Enable Digital Transformation While Optimizing IT”
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    The cloud ecosystem is maturing and scaling rapidly. Organizations are enabling new business solutions with the cloud while migrating their legacy. But are all these initiatives aligned to generate the most value?

    Pierre Champignuelle, Principal at KPMG LLP and Corey Jacobson Director at KPMG LLP will be discussing cloud strategy topics such as cloud suitability, multi-cloud, business case, operating model, and governance.  Application remediation, migration factory, controls and security, cloud management and automation will also be discussed.

    Pierre Champigneulle
    Partner, Management Consulting
    KPMG

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    Corey Jacobson
    Director, CIO Advisory
    KPMG

  • 9:50am – 10:15am Networking Break
  • 10:15am – 10:35am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Erwin: "Digital Transformation and What It Means to the CIO"
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    Transformation dominates the business agenda of modern CIOs. This trend has grown in recent years, with the demand to build digital-first businesses continuing to intensify - CIOs expect digital revenues to grow from 16% to 37% during the next five years. Of course, digital transformation is both a massive opportunity and huge challenge. The organizations that do it right will reinvent themselves, redefine markets and change the way customers think. This session will bring together IT executives to discuss:

    • Data as the foundation for the new digital business model
    • Attributes of a data-driven enterprise (DDE)
    • Achieving the goals of a DDE (hint: they are C-suite goals)
    • Transformation beyond technology
    • The importance of collaboration

    Tony Mauro
    Head of Pre-Sales Engineering, Senior Manager
    Erwin, Inc

    And

    Alexandre Wentzo
    Vice President of Field Sales and Services 
    Erwin, Inc

  • 10:40am – 10:45am Session Introduction featuring Okta
  • 10:45am – 11:30am Panel Discussion: “Securing the Business Yesterday for a Better tomorrow”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • How to manage bad actors that are able to exploit perimeter security within minutes, but spend many months in ‘command and control’ mode, moving between machines to locate sensitive data
    • Exploring how cybercrime will shift to the smartphone as Apple Pay, Google Pay and touchless mobile payments take off
    • Understanding the impact of business tools such as CRM, email and file sharing moving to the cloud
    • The rapidly transforming role of the CISO and CIO
    • The shrinking of traditional business networks and outlooks on the impact

  • 11:30am – 11:50pm Networking Break
  • 11:50pm – 12:10pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Indeed
  • 12:15pm – 12:50pm Fireside Chat featuring eHarmony, Inc.: “Centralized Monitoring to Keep Applications Running Healthy with No Outages”
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    eHarmony is the #1 trusted online dating site for relationship-minded singles. Since launching in 2000, eHarmony uses patented algorithms and mathematical models to find that perfect match among their members that are most likely to enjoy a healthy long-term relationship. With an average of 438 eHarmony members being married every day, eHarmony’s technology team needed centralized monitoring to help deliver mission-critical performance for their consumer-facing web site and mobile applications.

     
    Stace Baal
    Director, Engineering 
    Eharmony, Inc. 

    Ninish Ukkan
    Senior Vice President, Technology 
    Eharmony, Inc.

    Vijay Vangapandu
    Principle Software Engineer 
    Eharmony, Inc.

  • 12:50pm – 1:10pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Red Hat
  • 1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
  • 2:10pm – 2:55pm 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

  • 2:55pm – 3:10pm Networking Break
  • 3:10pm – 3:45pm Fireside Chat featuring WB Games and Technicolor: “Fostering Innovation and Growth to become a Transformative CIO”
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    CIOs are excited by the opportunity to become a transformative CIO, but simultaneously concerned about cutting through organizational policies, processes and politics, as well as the sheer volume and pace of change. But if they don’t free up time to focus on empowering the digital enterprise, they will fall under the digital bus. This interactive session will discuss strategies to create an ambidextrous culture to support innovation, recognizing ways to build personal power and influence in your organization, observing and understanding the needs of users and customers through design thinking principles, how current technology changes in cloud computing, mobile devices, social media, and other areas are driving global growth, and best practices for leveraging technology changes for competitive advantage.

    Bob Eicholz
    Chief Technology Officer 
    Technicolor

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    Raj Rajkotia
    Head of Information Technology 
    Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment

  • 3:50pm – 4:25pm Keynote Presentation featuring GoPro: “Data Security with Steph Curry: Nothing but Net!”
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    The stats on data security aren’t good.  In fact they’re horrible.  The FBI says every Fortune 1000 has been breached, but most don’t know it…. How can you increase you odds of protecting your sensitive data from a security breach?  A few guiding principles will move you in the right direction, towards “nothing but net.”  

    Todd Barnum is responsible for developing and executing the cybersecurity programs for GoPro globally. He leads multiple Cybersecurity functions focused on securing the use of Cloud Applications, Cloud Operations, Cloud Security Governance, and Cyber Security Resiliency. GoPro is believed to be one of the largest “cloud only” companies in the world.

    Todd Barnum
    Chief Information Security Officer
    GoPro Inc

  • 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

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! Email sdunn@argyleforum.com , or have your colleagues 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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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.

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Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood


10740 Wilshire Blvd. at Selby Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Telephone: (800) 472-8556
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Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza


251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone: (800) 843-6664
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Standard Hotel: Downtown LA


550 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Telephone: (213) 892-8080
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