2017 Virtual Event: The Transformational CIO
2017 Virtual Event: The Transformational CIO
January 26, 2017 - Virtual Event
1:00pm - 2:15pm ET
Gain the insight of experts in your field without leaving your desk. During this 1-hour webinar, a panel of esteemed practitioners will take a deep dive into the virtual event topics. Q&A session to follow!
Why You Should Attend!#ArgyleCIO
Digital transformation has swiftly surpassed every other business priority as the top strategic focus for all organizations. Consequently, executive teams are turning to their CIOs and IT teams more than ever before to build a strategy and usher the organization into this new reality. These demands have radically transformed the role of the CIO in recent years, granting the CIO a much bigger role in driving organizational strategy, and supporting other areas of the business in driving agility. Looking to 2017 and beyond, how will this role continue to evolve? How will CIOs leverage their seat at the table to drive new revenue streams, redefining the role of IT within the business? And what will the next generation of transformation look like?
Argyle Executive Forum, in partnership with Workday, is bringing together leading CIOs and senior IT executives from across industries to discuss these topics and more, including: the importance of digital transformation, navigating the challenges with regards to ushering an organization into the digital era, the CIO’s role in driving over all business strategy and generating new revenue, etc.
The "2017 Virtual Event: The Transformational CIO"
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Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Hundreds of organizations, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
University of Alabama at Birmingham View Bio »
Curtis A. Carver Jr., Ph.D. is the vice chancellor and chief information officer for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG). In this capacity, he oversees a statewide educational infrastructure and service organization with more than 190 innovators and an annual investment of more than $75 million in higher education. He is also provides technical oversight for the USG Shared Services Center.
With a mix of military and academic experience, Carver has led the transformation of USG Information Technology Services by partnering with USG business owners, institutions, and other state agencies. The introduction of private cloud services, entrepreneurial offerings, portfolio management, new data systems, social media, unified communications, strategic partner engagement, and a focused and aligned financial model, which has been well received in Georgia and around the nation.
Prior to the USG, he served at the U.S. Military Academy – West Point in a number of positions including interim vice dean of education, vice dean for resources, associate dean for academic computing, and IT program director. Carver led efforts that were successful in more than doubling student participation in international experiences, and substantially expanded programs addressing the needs of at-risk students. In addition, he coordinated significant revisions to the curriculum, facilitated the completion of the construction of a $72 million library and learning center, secured funding for a $182 million renovation of the Science building, and supported efforts to accredit the institution regionally through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
While serving as associate dean for information technology, West Point was ranked 11th and 13th in national evaluations of IT operations at academic institutions by PC Magazine and Intel, respectively. During his tenure, Carver doubled the academic information technology budget and secured the external resourcing necessary to increase capacity. He also led the consolidation of academy servers while simultaneously and dramatically enhancing reliability and capacity, deployed a second generation wireless system, and guaranteed and delivered same-day repair of more than 5,000 faculty and student computers that previously would have taken up to six weeks.
Carver’s 27-year military career includes appointments as platoon leader, senior signal officer, company commander, battalion operations officer, division deputy G6, and military mentor. He was assigned to Korea and Italy, and was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq where he served as a strategic mentor and as a member of the NATO-Iraq team.
Throughout his career, Carver has been engaged in the active leadership of military, academic, research, and service organizations. He has served as a member of a number of governing bodies or executive boards including the Computer Science Accreditation Board, Computer Accreditation Commission, CIO Executive Summit, and Federal Information Assurance Conference, as well as the Federal Information Security System, and the Education and Awareness board. He is a senior-level member in the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers professional societies and continues to play an active role in shaping the national agenda in accreditation, technology, and education.
Carver has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles, conference papers, and plenary presentations, and served as keynote speaker for many conferences. He has received numerous national and international honors and awards for military, teaching, and research excellence, and was recognized at the 2012 Global CIO Summit with the prestigious Top 10 Break Away Leader Award for his transformational leadership.
American Tower Corporation View Bio »
Tony is currently the Vice President of Information Technology & Process Excellence for the Middle East, Europe and Africa Region at American Tower Corporation. Tony has also recently taken on as an addition the I.T ePMO (Enterprise Portfolio Management Office) Division as in addition which covers Global I.T Change Portfolio including U.S, LATAM and APAC. American Tower Corporation is a global provider of wireless communications infrastructure. They are the leading independent owner, operator and developer of wireless and broadcast communication real estate and offer solutions and services to deploy and support wireless networks in 13 countries across 5 continents (featured in Forbes Global 2000 Company ranking).
Texas A&M University View Bio »
Willis Marti received his Master's degree in Computer Engineering from Stanford University in 1978. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, Class of 1974, and served as a Commissioned Officer in the Air Defense Artillery. During ten years of active service, Mr. Marti was assigned to Korea and commanded a Vulcan battery at Fort Bliss. He joined the Army Reserve in 1984, where he was promoted to Major. After leaving active duty, he held project management positions at several firms including TRW and Martin Marietta. He designed, implemented, and supported enterprise networks for government, education, and commercial customers. Mr. Marti joined Texas A&M in 1990 as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science. Currently, he is the Director, Networking and Chief Information Security Officer for Texas A&M University.
Mr. Marti has published on distributed platforms, distributed operating systems, fault tolerance, and security and reliability issues. He has served as expert witness in criminal and civil cases for computer forensics, software engineering, telecommunications, embedded systems and system performance.
MetLife View Bio »
David Sullivan is Global RAD Vice President of Planning and Effectiveness at Metlife managing an international team and is responsible for portfolio management and technology planning aligning with the RAD strategy, demand and resource management, knowledge management, and monthly operating reviews. Prior to MetLife, he was a Director at Citigroup with roles in Global Transaction Services (Citi for Cities program with a specific focus on the city of New York) and Strategy and Planning for Operations and Technology. Prior to joining Citi, David was an Engagement Manager with Parson Consulting where he worked with clients to reengineer financial operations and systems. David began his career as an entrepreneur with a technology consultancy implementing trading floors and software deployment systems for Financial Services firms.
Outside of work, David is an active participant with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and Junior Achievement.
David has an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University and BS in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University.
Workday View Bio »
Stan Swete is chief technology officer at Workday and is responsible for Workday's overall technology strategy, direction, and execution.
Stan was one of Workday’s first employees, joining the company in 2005. Prior to Workday, Stan spent 10 years at PeopleSoft in a number of key leadership roles, including head of the products and technology organization that included more than 4,000 employees. He was also manager of tools development, general manager of financial applications, general manager of customer relationship management systems and was responsible for the initial release of PeopleSoft's Internet architecture. Prior to PeopleSoft, Stan spent 10 years with ASK Computer Systems, including management of ASK's VAX product line.
Stan holds a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University.
1:00pm - 1:05pm Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
1:05pm - 2:00pm Panel Discussion: Evolving the CIO in a Revolutionary Environment
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- Building innovative strategies to integrate new responsibilities
- Best practices when collaborating with executive teams
- Redefining the role of IT within the business
- Supporting additional functions to drive agility
- Digital transformation initiatives
- Innovative technologies driving organizational transformation
- Enabling collaboration with other business functions to stimulate growth
Chief Technology Officer
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Vice president IT
American Tower Corporation
Chief Information Security Officer
Texas A&M University
Vice President Regional Application Development Planning & Effectiveness
2:00pm - 2:10pm Audience Q&A
2:10pm - 2:15pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
This meeting convenes Chief Information Officers and direct reports, as well as senior executives from select partnering organizations. Participation is reserved for currently employed Members of Argyle Executive Forum that meet the following criteria:
- Director-level or higher information technology executives from companies with revenue of $100 million or higher
- Organizations that serve as vendors to this membership are not eligible to attend, but can contact Argyle for information about sponsoring a similar event.
If you do not meet these requirements, and would like to discuss participation in this meeting, please contact: Jonathan Zhou at email@example.com (646) 556-7340 x102)
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