2017 CIO Leadership Forum: Data Strategy & Innovation
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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.
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
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Altisource View Bio »
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Lifespan Corporation View Bio »
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NetScout View Bio »
As VP of Enterprise Strategy, Russ is responsible for working with enterprise customers, partners and field personnel to ensure that NETSCOUT’s products and solutions are meeting the needs of our customers and the market. Russ has over 15 years working at NETSCOUT where he has held many technical and marketing roles. Prior to joining NETSCOUT, Russ had worked in IT managing networks for Fidelity Investments and Digital Equipment Corporation where he installed some of the first production Ethernet networks.
Gradifi, A First Republic Company View Bio »
Joe has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and has a demonstrated expertise in building B2B / B2C software. He has a solid track record in building and managing engineering teams and he has successfully delivered on a number of large engineering projects.
Joe is currently the CTO, CISO of Gradifi, Inc. Gradifi is the leading platform for enabling companies to contribute directly to their employees’ student debt—Gradifi was acquired by First Republic Bank (FRC) in December of 2016. Prior to Gradifi, Joe was a technical manager at Cimpress (CMPR) where he led a complete rebuild of Vistaprint’s product customization editor. Prior to Cimpress, Joe was the CTO of Karmaloop—an online fashion retailer located in New York and Boston. Joe received an M.S. in Software Engineering from Brandeis University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to his software experience Joe has lived and worked in Italy as an economics teacher. He currently lives in Someville, MA with his lovely wife, his incorrigible five year old daughter, and an emotionally withholding three legged German Shepherd named Sochi.
Boston Medical Center View Bio »
Arthur W. Harvey III, MS, CPHIMS has 30 years of experience in the healthcare informatics field with a particular focus on building high performing HIT teams at provider organizations. He currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Boston Medical Center and as Program Chair for the Health and Medical Informatics Graduate Program at Brandeis University. Arthur holds a BA from Boston College in Economics and Computer Science as well as an MS in Information Technology Management from Brandeis University. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management Systems and serves as chair of the HIMSS Professional Development Committee.
Cengage Learning View Bio »
Mike has been working as a software industry professional for over 30 years. In his 17 years at Cengage, he has worked on platforms and services to deliver educational experiences to customers. In his current role, he is focused on how to scale Cengage's US-based platforms and tools more effectively to an international market. Prior to joining Cengage, Mike developed computer games.
Harvard Business School View Bio »
Rick Kamal has a track record of successful delivery of large, complex, and innovative programs across the education, financial, and high-tech industries. Currently, Rick serves as Chief Technology Officer for Harvard Business School’s online education initiative, HBX. The initiative has successfully developed an innovative course platform that delivers impactful online courses from the faculty of Harvard Business to thousands of students worldwide. In addition, the initiative has developed a breakthrough virtual classroom, HBX Live, which reproduces the intimacy and synchronous interaction of Harvard Business School’s famed case study method in a digital environment.
Prior to joining Harvard Business School Rick founded EduNova, an education product development company that has partnered with the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, UNESCO and the World Bank, to develop blended curriculum for K-20. EduNova’s products and curriculum have been adopted as standards for national education systems around the globe. While at EduNova, Rick authored and co-authored seven award-winning, best selling books.
Rick formerly served as a senior executive at Fidelity Investments, where he was responsible for the technology development of the nation’s largest private retirement and benefits outsourcing system, NetBenefits.
He has also served in senior technology positions and consulted for numerous companies and institutions including EMC, Dell, Dun and Bradstreet, and Harvard Medical School.
Rick attended Boston University, Sloan School of Management and Stanford University.
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation View Bio »
Stan Kreydin serves as Senior Vice President & Global Chief Technology Officer for Wyndham Worldwide. As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham’s portfolio provides more travel choices than anyone else -ranging from a family resort in Orlando to an upscale hotel in Shanghai or a private villa in Tuscany.
In his role, Mr. Kreydin is responsible for a wide range of strategic technology and infrastructure shared services pillars. In addition, he drives technology evangelism, thought leadership and IT services, which span the global enterprise. Mr. Kreydin is also responsible for the Company’s corporate data center operations and related processes, cloud design and execution, as well as voice and data services.
Mr. Kreydin has been with Wyndham Worldwide and its various business units for more than 16 years, where he has held a number of regional and global IT-related staff and management positions. Coupled with these assignments, he worked on various facets of the acquisition integration and eventual divestiture from Cendant Corporation in 2006, which created Wyndham Worldwide.
Prior to joining Wyndham, he held various roles focusing on infrastructure design, deployment and support.
Kreydin holds a B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Rutgers University and is a former enlisted member of the United States Marine Corps. He is an active supporter of the Wounded Warrior Foundation as well as a member of the NJ Chapter Society for Information Management.
Grid Dynamics View Bio »
Victoria Livschitz founded Grid Dynamics in 2006 in order to bring big, new ideas — open source, clouds, and big data — to large enterprises. Under her leadership, Grid Dynamics became a successful, fast-growing engineering IT services company known for transformative, mission-critical cloud solutions for retail, finance and technology sectors. In 2015, Victoria transitioned to the role of Chief Technology Officer while remaining a Chairman of the Board.
Prior to founding Grid Dynamics, Victoria spent 10 years at Sun Microsystems in a variety of technical leadership positions including Principal Architect of SunGrid, the world's first public cloud; Senior Scientist at Sun Labs; and Chief Architect of Financial and Automotive Services; and Chief Architect of General Motors. Victoria started her career as HPC engineer for Ford Motor Company. Victoria received numerous awards for engineering excellence, including Sun Systems Engineer of the Year and the Ford Chairman’s Award. Victoria graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University and attended graduate programs at Purdue University and Stanford University.
Workday View Bio »
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Boston University View Bio »
Vinit Nijhawan is Managing Director in the University Patent Monetization program at UnitedLex and its subsidiary iRunway.
Prior Vinit was Managing Director, Office of Technology Development at Boston University where he launched 8 venture-backed spinoffs and successfully executed a patent monetization program. Vinit teaches MBA courses on Entrepreneurship at BU Questrom School of Business, over 450 students have taken his courses. Vinit has over 30 years experience building five startups: as CEO of three, five were acquired. Vinit was Venture Partner at Key Venture Partners and his one investment was acquired for $430M. Vinit is an advisor and board member to several technology startups and was a Mass High Tech All-Star in 2005. Vinit has participated in over 240 panel discussions and paper presentations, and was a Board Member of Mass Ventures, an early stage, quasi-public Massachusetts venture capital firm, a co-founder of EdTech Accelerator/Incubator LearnLaunch, President of Massachusetts Association of Technology Transfer Offices. Vinit is also on the non-profit boards of the National Academy of Inventors and VentureCafe. Vinit earned a B.A.Sc in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Fidelity Investments View Bio »
Srini Purohit is the Head of Architecture, Data, and Infrastructure Services for Fidelity Investment’s Corporate Technology Group. In his current role, Mr. Purohit provides technology leadership, architecture & IT strategy and database engineering services. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions, and financial intermediaries.
Previously with Fidelity, Mr. Purohit was Vice President of Architecture Management with Fidelity’s Institutional Business. In this role, he was instrumental in advancing technology for their brokerage platform and modernizing their customer facing applications.
Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. Purohit worked for Femcon Associates and Stratus Computers, where he built brokerage automation systems and fault tolerant solutions. Before that, he worked at Computer Library Systems (CLSI) building library automation software.
Mr. Purohit received his bachelor of engineering degree in Electronics Engineering from Mysore University in India and M.S. in Computer Science from Boston University. He earned his MBA in Entrepreneurship and Strategy from Babson College.
Prysm View Bio »
Shabih Syed is a seasoned software executive with 11+ years of experience in defining the strategic vision and road-map of enterprise software products and in driving go-to-market execution by leading cross-functional teams in engineering, sales, support and services.
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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 – 9:05am Argyle Opening Remarks
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9:05am - 9:10am Session Introduction featuring Workday
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Regional Sales Manager
9:10am – 9:55am Keynote Presentation featuring Harvard Business School | HBX : “Can Your Data Strategy Answer These 7 Questions?”
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Many organizations primarily view their Data Strategy through the lens of the technologist. Others view it through the lens of achieving operational business goals. During this interactive session, alternative lenses will be applied to help your Data Strategy drive your business to long-term, sustainable competitive advantage.
Chief Technology Officer
Harvard Business School | HBX
10:00am – 10:20am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Grid Dynamics: "Open Blueprint for Real-Time Analytics with In-Stream Processing (ISP)"
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As companies continue to invest in big data, their focus is shifting from predictive analytics for reporting and business dashboards to machine learning & AI for real-time intelligent decision-making embedded in software. Many organizations are testing, exploring and piloting applications that automatically promote trending products, adjust prices or respond to alerts raised by intelligent real-time systems.
In her talk, Ms. Victoria Livschitz, founder and CTO of Grid Dynamics, will discuss common business drivers of real-time analytics applications and the emerging platforms for building such applications.
Founder and CTO
10:20am - 10:50am Networking Break
10:50am - 10:55am Session Introduction featuring Prysm
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Director, Emerging Digital Experiences, SME
10:55am - 11:45am Panel Discussion: “Leadership Speaks: The Migration Journey to the Cloud”
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- Top barriers encountered in migrating your business to the cloud
- Discussing the perceived benefits - faster deployment of new services, cost savings, more agile business service delivery
- Challenges in leveraging these opportunities
- The challenge of transforming IT into an OPEX driven business
- New development models and frameworks driving continuous delivery models
- Lift and Shift versus Transform and Shift strategies
- Finding the right talent to manage cloud migrations
- Effective management approaches for cloud based applications
Gradifi, A First Republic Company
Head of Information Systems
Vice President, Enterprise Strategy
Vice President, International Technology
Senior Vice President and Chief Architect
11:45am – 12:10pm Networking Break
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12:10pm – 12:50pm Keynote Presentation featuring Boston Medical Center: “Doing the Right Things – Portfolio Management in a Rapidly Changing Industry”
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The US Healthcare industry is currently undergoing a tremendous amount of change. Consolidation of providers, changing business models, and ever increasing amounts of regulation have generated an almost infinite number of projects demanding attention. Of course, there is also the desire to do work the enterprise views as important to their own strategic goals. What is an IT organization to do?
While there are no perfect solutions to this dilemma there are several techniques that can be useful for making sense out of the chaos and ensuring that IT resources are being put to the best use.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Boston Medical Center
12:50pm – 1:50pm Lunch
1:50pm – 2:30pm Fireside Chat featuring Wyndham: “Re-Aligning the Technology Organization to a Customer-Driven Vision”
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Join us for an interactive fireside chat discussion featuring Stan Kreydin, Global CTO for Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, who will discuss what steps Wyndham took to align its business strategy to the customer, the implementation journey so far, and the biggest lessons learned along the way. Stan will be interviewed by Vinit Nijhawan, an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and MBA lecturer at Boston University.
Global Chief Technology Officer
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
2:30pm - 2:50pm Networking Break
2:50pm – 3:30pm Keynote Session featuring Altisource
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Vice President, Enterprise Information Management (Data Strategy)
3:30pm – 3:40pm Argyle Closing Remarks
3:40pm – 4:40pm Argyle Closing Reception
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Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!). 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
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