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.

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Lauren Meyer at lmeyer@argyleforum.com.

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Hariram Ananthasubramanian Vice President, Enterprise Information Management (Data Strategy)
Altisource
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Chris Bolduc Head of Information Systems
Lifespan Corporation
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Russ Currie Vice President, Enterprise Strategy
NetScout
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Joseph Finsterwald CTO, CISO
Gradifi, A First Republic Company
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Arthur Harvey Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Boston Medical Center
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Mike Jones Vice President, International Technology
Cengage Learning
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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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Victoria Livschitz Founder and CTO
Grid Dynamics
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Andrew McKenna Regional Sales Manager
Workday
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Vinit Nijhawan MBA Lecturer
Boston University
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Srini Purohit Senior Vice President and Chief Architect
Fidelity Investments
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Shabih Syed Director, Emerging Digital Experiences, SME
Prysm
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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 – 9:05am Argyle Opening Remarks
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  • 9:05am - 9:10am Session Introduction featuring Workday
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    Andrew McKenna
    Regional Sales Manager
    Workday

  • 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.

    Rick Kamal
    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.

    Victoria Livschitz
    Founder and CTO
    Grid Dynamics

  • 10:20am - 10:50am Networking Break
  • 10:50am - 10:55am Session Introduction featuring Prysm
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    Shabih Syed
    Director, Emerging Digital Experiences, SME
    Prysm

  • 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

    Moderator:

    Joseph Finsterwald
    CTO, CISO
    Gradifi, A First Republic Company

    Panelists:

    Chris Bolduc
    Head of Information Systems
    Lifespan Corporation

    Russ Currie
    Vice President, Enterprise Strategy
    NetScout

    Mike Jones
    Vice President, International Technology
    Cengage Learning

    Srini Purohit
    Senior Vice President and Chief Architect 
    Fidelity Investments

  • 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.

    Arthur Harvey
    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.

    Featuring:

    Stan Kreydin
    Global Chief Technology Officer
    Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

    Interviewed by:

    Vinit Nijhawan
    MBA Lecturer
    Boston University

  • 2:30pm - 2:50pm Networking Break
  • 2:50pm – 3:30pm Keynote Session featuring Altisource
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    Hariram Ananthasubramanian
    Vice President, Enterprise Information Management (Data Strategy)
    Altisource

  • 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

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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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

The below hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.

Venue

Sheraton Boston Hotel


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