Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior digital & IT executives from a variety of industry verticals for our biannual CIO Chicago Forum. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues facing IT executives with regards to leading the business through digital transformation, with an agenda geared specifically towards Chief Information officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Digital Officers, as well as Data/ Analytics/MIS VPs, Directors, and Architects in a leading role. Key topics explored will include:

  • How the role of the CIO will continue to transformed as digitization advances
  • Embracing and investing in opportunities for growth through digital transformation
  • Communicating opportunities for innovation and efficiency to the executive team
  • Anticipating further industry innovation stemming from IoT and how it will be monetized
  • Securing the cultural and monetary buy-in needed to shift away from a lagging infrastructure and build a forward-thinking, customer-centric strategy
  • Leveraging data to enable other lines of the business to better understand the customer 

Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and interactive group discussion sessions will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. We look forward to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 IT leaders from the heart of the Midwest and beyond.

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Tess Bradley-Jones at tbjones@argyleforum.com.

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Argyle Host Graham Draughon President, Blackthorn Cyber Security, LLC.
Advisory CISO, OneMain Holdings, Inc..
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Rex Ahlstrom Chief Strategy and Technology Officer
BackOffice Associates
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Mir Ali Director IT Product Development and DevOps
Fitch Ratings
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Tom Edwards Senior Vice President Technology
Nielsen
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Jeremiah Kung Information Security and Risk Officer
Capital One
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Stephen Lavin Chief Technology Officer
Redbox
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Megan Lukitsch Director, Channel Sales
8x8
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James MacLennan Chief Information Officer
IDEX Corp.
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Dave Marcus SVP Technology Partners
K2
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Phillip Miller CISO and Head of Infrastructure
Brooks Brothers
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Praveen Moturu Chief Technology Officer
GE Transportation
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Stephen Prosser Vice President of Software Development
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Shabih Syed Director, Emerging Digital Experiences, SME
Prysm
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John Tsang Director, North America IoT Business Leader, Global Industries & Strategic Alliances
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Kevin Walker Senior Director, Employer Insights
Indeed
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  • 8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am - 9:10am Opening Remarks by Argyle Host
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    Graham K. Draughon
    President, Blackthorn Cyber Security, LLC.
    Advisory CISO, OneMain Holdings, Inc.

  • 9:10am - 9:45am Keynote Presentation featuring IDEX Corp
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    James MacLennan
    Chief Information Officer
    IDEX Corp.

  • 9:45am - 10:05am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Indeed
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    Kevin Walker
    Senior Director Employer Insights
    Indeed

  • 10:05am - 10:30am Networking 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 to:

    • Mapping out and utilizing the digital customer journey for your organization
    • Determining how your culture will need to shift to support the customer experience
    • How to break down digital silos, distributing digital throughout the organization and leadership
    • Taking a measured, cohesive approach to paid social’s place in the strategy
    • Minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency as a top-tier priority for any C-suite executive

    Panelists:

    Jeremiah Kung
    Information Security & Risk Management
    Director, Information Security - Card
    Capital One

    Stephen Lavin
    Chief Technology Officer
    Redbox

    Dave Marcus
    Senior Vice President, Technology Partners 
    K2

    Megan Lukitsch
    Director Channel Sales Central Region
    8x8

  • 11:20am - 11:40am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring BackOffice
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    Rex Ahlstrom
    Chief Strategy and Technology Officer
    BackOffice

  • 11:40am - 12:00pm Networking Break
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm Panel Discussion: Using new Technology to Achieve Better Business Outcomes
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    Session topics include but are not limited to:

    • Discuss the evolving role of the CIO as it gears towards digital focuses 
      • How do you see your role changing moving into 2018?
      • Using new technology to achieve business outcomes
      • Implementing organizational changes as well as changes in technology
    • Talent and employee engagement needed to achieve success
    • How to predict what your customer will need and how to get ahead of the game
    • If you’ve embarked on an IoT project, what are the top challenges you encountered?
    • The democratization of technology and its role in business disruption

    Moderator:

    Mir Ali
    Director, IT Product Development and Dev Ops
    Fitch Ratings

    Panelists:

    Praveen Moturu
    Chief Technology Officer
    GE Transportation

    Stephen Prosser
    Vice President of Software Development
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    Charlotte Tsou,
    SVP Regional Head of Analytics CRM
    HSBC

  • 12:50pm - 1:10pm Thought Leadership Spotlight: Preparing for Trillions
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    The Internet of and for Things (IoT) is accelerating an era of digital disruption in ways we have never experienced in history. Organizations and line of businesses have to leverage technology more than ever to stay relevant in this idea economy. With IoT, there is the “Art of the Possible” and the tremendous value to be gained from creating new business models, improving operational efficiencies and enhancing customer experiences. At the same time, this big potential to drive differentiated business outcomes can present massive challenges for traditional IT. CIOs must stay ahead of this hyper connected world that demands more infrastructure resiliency, flexibility and security; and with the massive explosion of devices and data, will the Cloud eventually clear away for something more? 
    John Tsang
    Director, North America, IoT Business Leader, Global Industries 7 Strategic Alliances
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

  • 1:10pm - 2:10pm Lunch
  • 2:10pm-2:15pm Session Introduction featuring PRYSM
  • 2:15pm - 2:50pm Fireside Chat featuring GE Transportation and Nielsen
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    Praveen Moturu
    Chief Technology Officer
    GE Transportation

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    Tom Edwards
    Senior Vice President, Technology
    Nielsen

  • 2:50pm - 3:10pm Networking Break
  • 3:10pm - 3:50pm Keynote Presentation: "Digital Defense and the End of the Perimeter"
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    Companies are leaning towards the consumer in ways that are truly transformational for commerce.  Technology unlocks capabilities from cost-effective small production runs, to connecting customers to suppliers in the ‘Gig Economy’.  The organizations that will thrive in this new economy will be those that are 100% oriented towards preferences expressed by the end user.  Exponential growth of data, devices and delivery options creates new risks for those leading, or accountable for, security and privacy.  Learn the new KPI’s, approaches and techniques to protecting digital commerce as the traditional security perimeter crumbles.

     Learn about:

    • A brief history of cybersecurity
    • Why digital truly requires new approaches
    • How failure can come very easily
    • New KPI’s for your organization
    • Approaches that work, and those that don’t
    • Digital Technology for Cybersecurity (Big Data & Cloud Tools)
    • Why the Fundamentals still matter
    • What does it mean to win?

    Phillip Miller
    CISO and Head of Infrastructure
    Brooks Brothers

  • 3:50pm - 4:00pm Closing Remarks by Argyle Host
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    Graham K. Draughon
    President, Blackthorn Cyber Security, LLC.
    Advisory CISO, OneMain Holdings, Inc.

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm 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!

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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Please note the below is the preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. We do not have a corporate rate.

Venue

JW Marriott Chicago


151 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone: (312) 660-8200
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