Why You Should Attend!

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading IT and InfoSec executives for our 2017 Information Technology & Security Forum in Boston. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that InfoSec professionals are facing moving into 2017, with an agenda geared specifically towards CIOs, CISOs, as well as VPs and Directors of IT, Security, Architecture, Engineering, and Data Services.. Topics will include:

  • Strategizing recovery plans and solutions from an organizational cyberattack – transitioning from recovery to resilience
  • Discovering emerging IT capabilities and how these trends will further impact the IT function
  • Understanding how emerging regulatory changes will impact global business operations, and how to best prepare
  • Properly preparing for an inevitable multi-cloud future - fully and securely embracing the cloud
  • Proactive procedures: Conducting comprehensive and regular information security risk assessments
  • Attaining, training, and retaining IT & InfoSec talent through in-demand skillset development and mentoring opportunities 

Our keynote addresses, fireside chats, and panel sessions, and interactive group discussions will give you the perspective and actionable takeaways that only a room of the best minds in New England can provide.

We look forward to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CIO and CISO leaders hailing from the heart of Boston and beyond!

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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.

ARGYLE HOST Gennaro Marletta III Head of Technology Operations
Argyle Executive Forum
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Arthur Harvey Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Boston Medical Center
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Rick Kamal Chief Technology Officer
Harvard Business School
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Vikas Sachdeva Chief Technology Officer
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Kimberly Weatherbee Vice President of Information Technology
Haemonetics Corporation
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  • 8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 9:35am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:35am - 10:10am Opening Keynote Session
  • 10:10am - 10:35am Networking Break
  • 10:35am - 11:20am 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, distribute digital throughout the organization and leadership
    • Taking a measured, cohesive approach to paid social’s place in the strategy
    • Minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency has always been a top-tier priority for any C-suite executive

  • 11:20am - 11:45am Networking Break
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm Panel Discussion: "Readying the Business for GDPR"
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Understanding GDPR’s impact upon your business
    • Preparing data protection practices for various scenarios
    • Building an infrastructure to support data consent requirements
    • Understanding new regulation regarding communication and data breaches
    • Discussing new roles such as Chief Data Protector

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 2:20pm Panel Discussion: "The Impact of IoT"
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • How IoT is impacting security planning and strategy
    • Identifying key areas of risk within your industry
    • IoT’s impact on organizational structure and skill set
    • Sensitivities towards privacy and personal autonomy
    • Leveraging data and analytics to demonstrate the power of IoT 

  • 2:20pm - 2:40pm Networking Break
  • 2:40pm - 3:15pm Keynote Session: "Building an Insider Threat Program"
  • 3:20pm - 3:55pm Keynote Session: "Enterprise Business Models for Successful Cloud Adoption"
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    In today’s evolving marketplace, IT executives play an increasingly vital role in addressing digital disruption and maintaining competitive advantage. With its emergence in 2008, one of the more consistent innovations that executives still depend on is the cloud. In recent years, many leading organizations have successfully adopted cloud technology to transform their businesses by driving down operational cost and accelerating overall organizational success. This session will discuss best practices for developing an effective cloud governance strategy.

  • 3:55pm - 4:00pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Cocktail 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! 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.

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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.


Hilton Boston Back Bay

40 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone: (617) 236-1100


Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
Telephone: (617) 262-9600