Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior IT executives across a wide range of industries for our annual Los Angeles event. Throughout a full day of engaging content and networking, we will hone in on and tackle current challenges that IT executives are facing, as their role continues to become an integral factor in overall business transformation. Armed with an agenda geared specifically towards IT, information security, technology and analytics executives, attendees will come away with actionable insights to support effective execution and facilitate lasting change. Topics covered will include:

  • Realigning your business - leveraging information technology as your core competency and center of innovation in the digital age
  • Embracing the migration to a digital ecosystem to achieve enhanced productivity and increased speed to market
  • Harnessing the power of emerging technologies in big data, IoT and machine learning to efficiently and effectively redefine the customer experience
  • Building, training and attaining a nimble and flexible workforce that can evolve with the ever-changing modern IT landscape
  • Navigating the top trends, capabilities, and risks that are driving IT spend in 2018


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 to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CIO leaders hailing from the heart of Los Angeles and beyond!

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Natasha Guzman at nguzman@argyleforum.com.

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Stephen Alford CIO
Worldwide Environmental Products
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Rolf Bishop CIO, ARCC
San Diego County
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James Crawford Vice President and Regional CIO
Kaiser Permanente
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Brent Eubanks Vice President, Technology Optimization - Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster
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Peter Huh Chief Technology Officer
Quest Nutrition
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Kam Kennedy Strategic Account Manager, Enterprise Management
Sage
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Chris Manriquez Vice President, Information Technology / CIO
California State University, Dominguez Hills
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Mark McGregor Head of Strategy
Signavio
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Keith O'Sullivan Global Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Time
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Lance Ralls Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Belkin International
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Samer Sukhon Senior Vice President and Principal, IT Infrastructure and Operations
Ares Management
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Mohandoss Tychicus Chief Information Officer (CIO)
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
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  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:10am Opening Remarks featuring Argyle Host
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    Lance Ralls
    Chief Information Officer
    Belkin International

  • 9:10am – 9:45am Keynote Presentation: "How Ticketmaster Tied AI and Machine Learning to Optimize Cloud Spend For Significant Enterprise Outcomes"
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    Using and buying cloud better: AI and Machine Learning  buzzwords are flying around everywhere, but what can you do next week at your enterprise to start achieving meaningful enterprise value outcomes? Come to this session and hear about the predictive vs prescriptive analytics, routing workflow to push the right information to the right roles at the right time, and measure the business/financial/technical benefits from applied technologies and processes for workload modeling and optimization management. 

    Brent Eubanks
    Vice President, Technology Optimization
    Ticketmaster

  • 9:50am – 10:10am Thought Leadership Spotlight: "People Centric Process Management: Putting IT Back in the Driving Seat"
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    Mark McGregor
    Head of Strategy
    Signavio

  • 10:10am – 10:40am Networking Break
  • 10:40am - 10:45am Session Introduction featuring Sage
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    Kam Kennedy
    Strategic Account Manager, Enterprise Management  
    Sage

  • 10:45am – 11:35am Panel Discussion: “The Strategic IT Executive in 2018”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • How has your role evolved over the past few years? How has explosion of data impacted your role as strategic leader that drives business strategy and impacts not only efficiency but also revenue and competitive advantage?
    • Have you engaged in programs that can leverage analytics specifically to engage folks outside your organization? Your customers, prospects, supply or demand chain partners?  Has it driven additional revenue or advantage?
    • What are some best practices that CIOs can utilize with regards to building an effective Data and Analytics strategy?
    • How is your team going about building a detailed road that aligns modern data warehousing, big data, and next generation analytics?
    • What are some of the most important factors and risks to consider when implementing new programs?
    • Which executive team members are you collaborating with most? How has this evolved over the past few years, and how do you foresee these relationships continuing to shift?

    Moderator:

    Stephen Alford
    CIO
    Worldwide Environmental Products

    Panelists:

    Rolf Bishop
    CIO, ARCC
    San Diego County

    Chris Manriquez
    Vice President of Information Technology/Chief Information Officer
    California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Mohandoss Tychicus
    Chief Information Officer
    AIDS Healthcare Foundation

  • 11:35am – 12:00pm Networking Break
  • 12:00pm – 12:50pm Panel Discussion: “Hacking the Boardroom”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Top emerging risks stemming from the Cloud
    • Methods to proactively understand and manage threats/risks in real time in the Cloud
    • Enabling efficiency and productivity through reliable security best-practices
    • Compellingly communicating security concepts to the executive team
    • Best practices for cross department collaboration and education
    • What does it mean when we claim the internet has been “weaponized”
    • What are your top 3 predictions for what we should guard against?
    • Should I really be concerned about nation state sponsored cyber-attacks?
    • It seems cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency, but also in the massive damage they cause. It seems we’re losing the battle. Comments?
    • What are the most significant areas for cyber-security vendors to protect?

    Moderator: 

    Brent Eubanks
    Vice President, Technology Optimization
    Ticketmaster

    Panelists:

    James Crawford
    Vice President and Regional CIO
    Kaiser Permanente

    Keith O'Sullivan
    Global Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
    Time Inc.

    Samer Sukhon
    Senior Vice President and Principal, IT Infrastructure and Operations
    Ares Management

  • 12:50pm – 1:50pm Lunch
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  • 1:50pm – 2:25pm Keynote Presentation Featuring Cypress Creek Renewables
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    Peter Huh
    Chief Technology Officer
    Cypress Creek Renewables

  • 2:25pm – 2:40pm Networking Break
  • 2:40pm – 3:25pm Fireside Chat: "The Changing Leadership Role of CIO in Digital Transformation”"
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    Lance Ralls
    Chief Information Officer
    Belkin International

    Peter Huh
    Chief Technology Officer
    Cypress Creek Renewables

  • 3:25pm – 3:35pm Closing Remarks featuring Argyle Host
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    Lance Ralls
    Chief Information Officer
    Belkin International

  • 3:35pm – 4:35pm 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?

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

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza


251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone: (800) 843-6664
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Venue

Standard Hotel: Downtown LA


550 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Telephone: (213) 892-8080
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The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites


404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Telephone: (213) 624-1000
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