Why You Should Attend!



Evolutions in cloud technologies, augmented by increasingly more sophisticated analytics and cognitive technologies, are helping organizations respond rapidly to competitive and customer demands. Savvy IT executives are adopting the next generation of IT services enabling them to improve operational efficiency and service quality with speed and security. Join us for an interactive panel discussion to learn more about emerging open, standards-based integrated delivery platform and how leading IT executives are applying automation and self-learning technologies to turn unfathomable amounts of services-related data into insights, ultimately improving IT and business performance.

Argyle Executive forum, in partnership with IBM, is bringing together leading CIOs and senior IT executives across industries to discuss new ways to drive business transformation through these emerging capabilities, and what IT executives need to be aware of in order to succeed in today’s quickly evolving IT landscape for our 2017 CIO Virtual Event: Accelerate Digital Innovation through the Cloud and Cognitive Technologies. This event will focus on several areas, including:

  • Best practices for developing and integrating Cloud and Cognitive Strategies into your organization 
  • Applying automation and self-learning technologies to turn services-related data into valuable business insights 
  • Efficiently and securely manage network assets in the cloud environment 
  • Machine learning innovation in datacenter technologies that drive greater operational efficiency and performance 
  • The most critical IT skills for designing, building and operating enterprise clouds and leveraging cognitive technology and improve business performance

The "2017 CIO Virtual Event: Accelerate Digital Innovation through the Cloud and Cognitive Technologies" is proudly sponsored by:

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

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Prasanna Burri Group Head of IT & CEO
Dangote Industries Limited
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Mercedes Draffin Corporate Vice President, Strategy and Planning - Enterprise Technology
New York Life
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Stephen Haffer Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Vice President (EVP), Omni-Channel and Customer Engagement
American Signature
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Bridget Karlin Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Technology Services
IBM Global Technology Services Technology, Innovation and Automation
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Speaker
Vivek Shaiva EVP & Chief Information Officer
La Quinta
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  • 1:00pm – 1:05pm Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 1:05pm – 1:25pm Thought Leadership Spotlight
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    Bridget Karlin
    Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Technology Services
    IBM Global Technology Services Technology, Innovation and Automation

  • 1:25pm – 2:00pm Panel Discussion: "Accelerate Digital Innovation through the Cloud and Cognitive Technologies"
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Best practices for developing and integrating Cloud and Cognitive Strategies into your organization 
    • Applying automation and self-learning technologies to turn services-related data into valuable business insights 
    • Efficiently and securely manage network assets in the cloud environment 
    • Machine learning innovation in datacenter technologies that drive greater operational efficiency and performance 
    • The most critical IT skills for designing, building and operating enterprise clouds and leveraging cognitive technology and improve business performance

    Moderator:
    Bridget Karlin
    Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Technology Services
    IBM Global Technology Services Technology, Innovation and Automation

    Panelists:
    Prasanna Burri
    Group Head of IT & CEO 
    Dangote Industries Limited

    Mercedes Draffin
    Corporate Vice President, Strategy and Planning - Enterprise Technology
    New York Life

    Stephen Haffer
    Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Vice President (EVP), Omni-Channel and Customer Engagement 
    American Signature

    Vivek Shaiva
    EVP & Chief Information Officer 
    La Quinta

  • 2:00pm – 2:10pm Audience Q&A
  • 2:10pm – 2:15pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks

Participation Requirements
 

This meeting convenes Chief Information Officers and direct reports.  Participation is reserved for Members of Argyle Executive Forum that meet the following criteria:

  • IT Executives at the Director level and above from organizations with over 500MM in revenues

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