Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior IT executives from a range of industry verticals for our 2017 CIO Forum: Leading the Business through Digital Transformation in San Francisco. 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 2018, 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
  • 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 CIOs are redefining customer experience
  • Exploring the top trends, capabilities, and risks that are driving IT spend in 2017

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 hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 IT leaders hailing from the heart of the Bay Area and beyond!

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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Herman Brown Chief Information Officer
San Francisco District Attorney
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Russ Currie Vice President, Enterprise Strategy
NetScout
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Keri Dawson Vice President, Global Customer Solutions Delivery Leader
GE Oil & Gas
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Christopher Desautel Chief Information Officer
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
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Harriet Fryman VP of Customer Experience & Growth, IBM Digital Business Group
IBM Watson and Cloud
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Hemal Gandhi Big Data Expert
Capital One
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Rajib Ghosh Chief Data and Transformation Officer
Community Health Network
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Blair Hanley Frank AI & Cloud Reporter/Staff Writer
VentureBeat
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Richard Hillebrecht Chief Information Officer
Riverbed Technology, Inc.
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Edward Hsu Vice President of Product Marketing
Mesosphere
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Cynthia Johnson Vice President and Chief Information Officer
California Resources Corporation
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Ratnakar Lavu Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Officer
Kohl's Corporation
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Paul Lewis Chief Technology Officer
Hitachi Vantara
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Dave Marcus Senior Vice President, Technology Partners
K2
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John Matthews Chief Information Officer
ExtraHop
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Nat Natarajan Executive Vice President, Product and Technology
Ancestry.com
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David Noy Vice President of Product Operations
Veritas
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Shahin Pirooz Chief Technology Officer
DataEndure
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Bruce Schinelli Vice President and Chief Information Officer
TTX Company
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Amit Sinha Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Cloud Operations
Zscaler
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Mike Wolfe Senior Security Architect
Blue Shield of California
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Reza Yazdi Chief Information Officer
California Public Utilities Commission
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  • 7:45am – 8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45am – 8:55am Opening Remarks featuring Argyle Host
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    Cynthia Johnson
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer
    California Resources Corporation

  • 8:55am – 9:00am Session Introduction featuring Mesosphere
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    Edward Hsu
    Vice President of Product Marketing 
    Mesosphere

  • 9:00am – 9:35am Keynote Presentation featuring Capital One: "Leveraging Data Innovation"
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    During the last few years, being data driven is top priority for organization success. Becoming data driven requires the right combination of organizational data culture, governance process, and a scalable data platform. With data technology landscape changing so fast organizations are facing lot of challenges with business implementation and keeping up with emerging technology innovation. During the session, we will present few emerging trends in big data technology landscape, and possible approaches to leverage the on-going innovation.

    Hemal Gandhi
    Big Data Expert 
    Capital One

  • 9:35am – 9:55am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring IBM: "How to Reframe for Digital Transformation, Creating the system that enables value exchange with your customers"
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    Everyone is talking about digital transformation. But to what end? How do we create systems that enable true value exchange with customers? Harriet Fryman, IBM's Global Vice President of Customer Experience & Growth, will share key success factors for using digital transformation to reach the Holy Grail of serving customers as individuals. She will also discuss the important role that AI will play. In this session you will learn key elements of a successful digital transformation strategy -- one that will greatly impact your business bottom-line. 

    Harriet Fryman
    VP of Customer Experience & Growth, IBM Digital Business Group 
    IBM Watson and Cloud

  • 9:55am – 10:20am Networking Break
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  • 10:20am – 10:25am Session Introduction featuring DataEndure
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    Shahin Pirooz
    Chief Technology Officer 
    DataEndure

  • 10:25am – 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

    Moderator:

    Herman Brown
    Chief Information Officer 
    San Francisco District Attorney 

    Panelists:

    Keri Dawson
    Vice President, Global Customer Solutions Delivery Leader 
    GE Oil & Gas

    Christopher Desautel
    Chief Information Officer 
    Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

    Dave Marcus
    Senior Vice President, Technology Partners 
    K2

    David Noy
    Vice President of Product Operations 
    Veritas

  • 11:15am – 11:35am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Hitachi Vantara: "Find the Value in Your Data, the Foundation of Your Digital Transformation"
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    Data is the foundation of digital transformation, and modern IT lets you make your data a key enabler for your successful digital transformation. But it takes a strategic approach to properly use your enterprise data. We’ve found that most companies have multiple data silos that prevent strategic use of data. For effective digital transformation, we start by bringing those disparate data sets – whether structured, unstructured or machine-generated – into a single data strategy. In this session, you’ll see how we securely manage, govern, mobilize, analyze, and ultimately turn an enterprise’s data into insights that create new opportunities for the business and for society.

    • Foundational data strategy to drive DX.
    • Data – your most strategic asset.
    • Gain competitive advantage from your data.

    Paul Lewis
    Chief Technology Officer 
    Hitachi Vantara 

  • 11:35am – 11:55am Networking Break
  • 11:55am – 12:15pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Zscaler: "Secure IT Transformation to a Cloud-Enabled Enterprise"
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    Not long ago, you couldn’t find many “cloud-first” organizations — those that primarily use cloud applications and infrastructure and rely on the Internet as their default transport network. Today, according to IDG, 70% of organizations have at least one application in the cloud — or at least some of their computing infrastructure — and the other 30% are moving quickly in that direction. They’re thriving on the improved speed, agility, productivity, and cost containment enabled by the cloud. With applications in the cloud and mobile users everywhere, the traditional security appliances protecting the inbound and outbound gateways are becoming obsolete. The Internet is now the de facto network that connects users to their apps and to each other — but how do you secure a network you don’t control? This session will focus on security challenges in a mobile and cloud-first enterprise, and discuss architectural transformations that are needed in IT to secure the modern enterprise.

    Amit Sinha
    Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Cloud Operations
    Zscaler

  • 12:20pm – 1:10pm Panel Discussion: “Data as a Differentiator”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • The IT executive’s role in empowering the organization to be data driven
    • Best practices for business collaboration to solve mission critical data challenges
    • New skillsets necessary to differentiate the organization with data
    • Balancing all of these demands with potential threats to corporate data
    • Leveraging data as an operational and strategic assets
    • Driving real-time operational obstacles while scaling costs
    • Implementing solid foundations and check-ups during operation and delivery of service

    Moderator:

    Cynthia Johnson
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer
    California Resources Corporation

    Panelists:

    Herman Brown
    Chief Information Officer 
    San Francisco District Attorney 

    Rajib Ghosh
    Chief Data and Transformation Officer 
    Community Health Network

    John Matthews
    Chief Information Officer 
    ExtraHop

    Reza Yazdi
    Chief Information Officer 
    California Public Utilities Commission

  • 1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
  • 2:10pm – 2:30pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Riverbed: "Service Visibility & Networking in the Cloud Era"
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    Richard Hillebrecht
    Chief Information Officer 
    Riverbed Technology, Inc.

  • 2:30pm – 3:15pm Panel Discussion:“Unifying Data & the Hybrid Cloud”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:
    • In your organization, how are you integrating legacy systems and applications into the cloud?
      • What are some of the biggest challenges you are facing, and what steps are you taking to overcome these issues?
    • How are you leveraging different types of cloud services (private vs public)?
    • How are you utilizing data to deliver visibility into hybrid cloud environments, simplifying the complex, mitigating risks, and accelerating business agility?
    • What are some key innovations in datacenter technologies that drive greater efficiency and performance?
      • What are some of the results that your team is seeing as these continue to progress?
    • With the continued shift in IT consumption, how do you find the right balance between renting and owning cloud infrastructure?
    • How are you measuring the performance of services in real-time to identify potential problems and prepare for the future? 

    Moderator:

    Herman Brown
    Chief Information Officer 
    San Francisco District Attorney

    Panelists:

    Russ Currie
    Vice President, Enterprise Strategy 
    NetScout

    Bruce Schinelli
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer
    TTX Company

    Mike Wolfe
    Senior Security Architect
    Blue Shield of California

  • 3:15pm - 3:30pm Networking Break
  • 3:30pm – 4:05pm Fireside Chat featuring Ancestry.com: “How a Culture of Innovation and Cloud Adoption are Keys for Successful Digital Transformation”
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    Cloud adoption is a key piece of a company’s digital transformation, as it allows companies to process and analyze massive amounts of data quickly. During this session, Ancestry’s EVP of Product and Technology will share how the 34-year old company’s migration of over 10 petabytes of structured and unstructured data to the cloud enables them to accelerate innovation at scale. He will discuss how the company utilizes emerging technologies like machine learning to integrate and process the largest consumer DNA database and over 20 billion familial records. He will also provide insight into developing a culture of innovation and how the company is thinking about talent differently to support these new technologies and ways of working.

    Nat Natarajan
    Executive Vice President, Product and Technology 
    Ancestry.com

    Interviewed by:

    Blair Hanley Frank
    AI & Cloud Reporter/Staff Writer
    VentureBeat

  • 4:05pm – 4:15pm Closing Remarks Featuring Argyle Host
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    Cynthia Johnson
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer
    California Resources Corporation

  • 4:15pm – 5:15pm 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?

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