Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior IT, data and analytics executives from a variety of industry verticals for our annual Boston event. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues facing IT executives specifically with regards to Data Strategy & Innovation. The agenda will be specifically geared towards Chief Information officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Digital Officers, as well as Data/ Analytics/MIS VPs, Directors, and Architects in a leadership role. Key topics we’ll explore include:

-          IT’s role in collaborating, strategizing, and enabling other areas of the business to be data driven

-          Leveraging an effective data strategy to reduce operational and infrastructure costs

-          Getting the most out of data and the top obstacles that get in the way

-          How IoT is simplifying operational ecosystems and disrupting industries

-          Safeguarding your organization’s data and understanding the top emerging threats to be wary of

Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. Speakers at our 2016 Boston Forum included Nick Perugini, CIO, Lighting & Current, GE; Lorraine Spadaro, VP of Technology, TD Garden Boston Bruins; Michael Tami, VP of Information Resources and Technologies, Big Y Foods; Jay Wessland, VP & CTO, Boston Celtics; Adam Landman, CIO & VP, Information Systems, Brigham and Women’s Healthcare; and more.

We look forward to bringing together another fantastic faculty in 2017, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 IT leaders hailing from the heart of New England and beyond.

Register to Attend

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Patrick DeFrancisci at pdefrancisci@argyleforum.com.

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Rick Kamal Chief Technology Officer
Harvard Business School
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Stan Kreydin Global Chief Technology Officer
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
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Srini Purohit Senior Vice President and Chief Architect
Fidelity Investments
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Lorraine Spadaro Vice President of Technology & eBusiness
TD Garden
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  • 8:00am-9:00am Breakfast
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    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. 

  • 9:00am-10:30am Innovation in Technology
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    Session topics include but are not limited to:

    • Driving productivity at work
    • Using the device to streamline practices
    • Harnessing data to create workable analytics
    • Realigning with online channels

  • 10:30am-11:00am Networking Break
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    Take a break to make new connections and discuss the morning presentations over coffee and snacks

  • 11:00am-12:00pm IT's New Normal
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    Session topics include but are not limited to:

    • Overcoming obstacles in mobile integration
    • Protecting data from device to data center
    • Managing and enforcing BYOD security
    • Building a flexible org around the cloud

  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
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    Take a midday break to grab lunch, network with your peers, and discuss the morning presentations

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm The Cloud and Mobility
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    Session topics include but are not limited to:

    • Leveraging real time data
    • Forging partnerships with other functions
    • Improving cloud communications internally
    • Recognizing key benefits of new technology

  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Networking Break
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  • 3:00pm-4:00pm The Essentiality of Digital Transformation
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    Session topics include but are not limited to:

    • Best practices during digital transformation
    • Redefining the role of IT within the business
    • Plan for growth and enhanced service levels of their infrastructure
    • Re-aligning to a new environment
    • Innovative technologies driving organizational transformation

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Closing Reception
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    Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!) and hors d'Oeuvres. 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.

The "2017 CIO Leadership Forum: Data Strategy & Innovation in Boston"
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The below hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate.

Venue

Sheraton Boston Hotel


39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
Telephone: (617) 236-2000
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