Why You Should Attend!


Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior IT executives from a range of industry verticals for our annual New York City 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. The agenda will be geared 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. 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 East Coast 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 Laura Laxamana at llaxamana@argyleforum.com.

Jane Aboyoun Global Head, Digital Innovation
Estée Lauder Companies
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Geoffrey Brookins Chief Information Officer
The Corcoran Group
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Kenneth Corriveau SVP & Chief Information Officer Worldwide
Omnicom Group
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Michelle Garvey Chief Information Officer
J. Crew
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Phillip Miller Head of Infrastructure & Technical Engineering
Brooks Brothers
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Margaret Miller Chief Information Officer
New York State
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Nisha Paliwal Senior Director, Technology
Capital One
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Atefeh Riazi Assistant Secretary-General & Chief Information Technology Officer
United Nations
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Barbara Spengler Chief Information Officer
Wyndham Destination Network
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Gopal Subramanian Senior Vice President
Fidelity Investments
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Claus Torp Jensen VP and Chief Architect
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  • BREAKFAST Kick off the day with a healthy breakfast and networking. Connect with your peers in the IT community from a variety of industries before the morning’s content begins.
  • MORNING KEYNOTE featuring UNITED NATIONS Atefeh Riazi, Assistant Secretary-General & Chief Information Technology Officer, United Nations
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    Atefeh Riazi is a senior executive and a philanthropist and served the role of Assistant Secretary-General & Chief Information Technology Officer at the United Nations since 2013. She has served in both the public and the private sector as a CIO and COO managing large organizations as well as large scale technology and transformational projects and initiatives. Atti also serves as the Executive Director of CIOs Without Borders - a global non-for-Profit organization, focused on using technology and innovation for the good of humanity and is on the board of a private non-for-profit school called The Bridges Academy.

    Join us in hearing Atefeh’s perspective on the social & global impact of technology and how today’s technology leaders have the platform to leverage innovation as a means to alleviate current issues. 

  • MORNING NETWORKING BREAKS Take a break to make new connections and discuss the morning presentations over coffee and snacks.
  • 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

  • LUNCH Take a midday break to grab lunch, network with your peers, and discuss the morning presentations.
  • PANEL DISCUSSION “The CIO’s New Mandate”
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    Session topics include, but are not 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

  • AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAKS Take a break to switch tables, meet some new peers, and discuss the afternoon presentations over coffee and snacks.
  • FIRESIDE CHAT featuring J. CREW Michelle Garvey, Chief Information Officer, J. Crew
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    Michelle Garvey has been CIO, J. Crew since March 2016, she previously held CIO positions with ANN INC., Warnaco, Brooks Brothers, Memberworks, and Sportmart, with previous experience at retailers such as Crate and Barrel, the Registry Stores, and Ames Department Stores. Ms. Garvey holds a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Finance from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

    Michelle will give us a look into the first 100 days in a new CIO role. 

  • AFTERNOON KEYNOTE featuring FIDELITY INVESTMENTS Gopal Subramanian, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments
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    Gopal Subramanian has held the role of Senior Vice President at Fidelity Investments for over 18 years. He holds over 27 years’ experience with specific expertise in creating data as a horizontal practice and using data in creating insights. Gopal’s direct Management responsibilities include overseeing more than 450+ IT professionals globally. 

    Gopal will share his insights on how to enable your organization to effectively leverage data and build an organization around it. 

  • RECEPTION Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!). Head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office.

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

Please note the below is the preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are part of the Argyle group when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $311.00 per night, taxes not included.


The Fitzpatrick Grand Central

141 E. 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (800) 367-7701