Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior IT executives across a wide range of industries for our annual Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. and beyond!

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.

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ARGYLE HOST Eli Hertz Vice President, Information Technology
USO
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Leo Barella Vice President, Enterprise Architecture
AstraZeneca
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Lindagrace De la Cruz Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed
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Angela Diop Vice President, Information Systems
Unity Health Care
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Eddie Doyle Head of Global Customer Engagement
Check Point
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Monique Ennevor Vice President of Global Services & CIO
Blumont Inc
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Ryan Hummel Senior Vice President, Global IT Operations
Planet Payment
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Sajit Joseph Chief Innovation Officer
American Red Cross
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Sudhir Menon Vice President, Information Technology
Hilton Worldwide Holdings
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Mark Milow Senior Director, Systems Engineering - Americas East & Latin America
Nutanix
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Robert Pick Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Senior Vice President, TMNA Services
Tokio Marine North America
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Kamalika Sandell Associate Chief Information Officer
American University
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Josh Stella CEO
Fugue
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Paul Tibbits Program Executive Officer, Financial Management Business Transformation
US Department of Veterans Affairs
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Chris Weber Director – Public Sector
Ivanti
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Dan Wesley Chief Technology Officer
Workday
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  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:10am Opening Remarks by Argyle Host
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    Eli Hertz
    Vice President, Information Technology
    USO

  • 9:10am – 9:15am Session Introduction featuring Ivanti
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    Chris Weber
    Director – Public Sector
    Ivanti

  • 9:15am – 9:50am Keynote Presentation: "The Digital CIO"
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    In an era of Digital Leadership void CIOs need to step in a new leadership role to drive digital transformation and evolve their responsibilities to influence the corporate strategy and getting closer to the revenue stream. CIOs need to evolve and become critical capabilities champions and mature “Digital” to become a critical enterprise capability.

    In this session we will look at four basic steps to define a digital strategy and review six shifts that will shape the digital enterprise in 2020.

    Leo Barella
    VP, Enterprise Architecture
    AstraZeneca

  • 9:50am – 10:20am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Indeed
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    Lindagrace De la Cruz
    Recruitment Evangelist
    Indeed

    *Please note that this session is off the record

  • 10:20am – 10:45am Networking Break
  • 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:

    Kamalika Sandell
    Associate Chief Information Officer
    American University

    Panelists:

    Angela Diop
    Vice President, Information Systems
    Unity Health Care

    Mark Milow
    Senior Director, Systems Engineering - Americas East & Latin America
    Nutanix

    Sudhir Menon
    Vice President, Information Technology 
    Hilton Worldwide Holdings

    Dan Wesley
    Chief Technology Officer
    Workday

  • 11:35am – 11:55am Networking Break
  • 11:55am – 12:40pm 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:

    Monique Ennevor
    Vice President of Global Services & CIO
    Blumont Inc

    Panelists:

    Eddie Doyle
    Head of Global Customer Engagement 
    Check Point

    Ryan Hummel
    Senior Vice President, Global IT Operations 
    Planet Payment

    Robert Pick
    Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Senior Vice President, TMNA Services
    Tokio Marine North America

    Josh Stella
    CEO 
    Fugue

  • 12:40pm – 1:40pm Lunch
  • 1:40pm – 2:15pm Keynote Presentation: "Modernization and Financial Management at VA"
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    To transform our IT infrastructure into a world-class entity, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Office of Information and Technology (OIT) plans to phase out its outdated legacy systems and transition to modern, cloud-based commercial off-the-shelf systems. One of the clearest indicators of this shift is VA’s Financial Management Business Transformation Program, which will see VA implement the new, cloud-based Integrated Financial and Acquisition Management System (iFAMS). Dr. Paul Tibbits, FMBT Program Executive Officer, discusses the Department’s modernization efforts and the ways a cloud-based system will bolster a sound financial management framework at VA.

    Paul Tibbits
    Program Executive Officer, Financial Management Business Transformation
    US Department of Veterans Affairs

  • 2:15pm – 2:50pm Fireside Chat: "Securing and Closing the Gap on IT Talent"
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Laying the groundwork for IT & HR to collaborate in your business  
    • Best practices and lessons learned for establishing this collaborative relationship
    • Partnering with different functions outside of IT to develop the skills of existing teams
    • Addressing training and development challenges for these new skills 
    • Creating organizational changes around employee engagement to create long-term development of talent and align business objectives
    • Efforts impacting retention rate
    • Hiring differently with regards to the millennial generation
    • Organizations adapting to better accommodate millennials in terms of the tools that they expect

    Interviewer:

    Eli Hertz
    Vice President, Information Technology
    USO

    Participants:

    Ryan Hummel
    Senior Vice President, Global IT Operations 
    Planet Payment

    Sajit Joseph
    Chief Innovation Officer 
    American Red Cross

  • 2:50pm – 3:05pm Networking Break
  • 3:05pm – 3:40pm Fireside Chat: "Impact of New Cyber and Privacy Regulations on the Boardroom"
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    The security and privacy regulatory landscape is evolving quickly and broadening every day.  As media reports of breeches and devastating malware incidents roll out weekly, leaders form the Boardroom to the data center are under increasing pressure to tighten policies, controls, procedures, practices, code and infrastructure.  GDPR and the NY Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regs are at the leading edge of government moves to improve information security and privacy. 

    Topics for this fireside chat include:

    • Overall trends in cyber and privacy regulation
    • Impact of new cyber and privacy regs on the boardroom
    • Weaving in controls and technology requirements to policy, procedures and practice
    • Preparing for the inevitable audit or incident
    • The challenge of measuring effectiveness and preparedness

    Sudhir Menon
    Vice President, Information Technology 
    Hilton Worldwide Holdings

    Robert Pick
    Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Senior Vice President, TMNA Services
    Tokio Marine North America

  • 3:40pm – 4:15pm Keynote Presentation: “Game Changing Transformation: From counting and clickers to information and insight”
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    This presentation will provide lessons learned and a demonstration of a transformative modernization from manual data collection with little customer insights to automated data aggregation and reporting with real time feedback on customer usage and satisfaction, made possible by the development and rollout of multi device platform called SPARTAN; Strengthening of Programs through Analytics, Relationship, Technology And Innovation. This innovation included the design, rollout and integration of a mobile application along with kiosk based user interface and was built on Salesforce platform. It is creating a first ever digital relationship with service members and their families and enhancing the USO mission, yielding stronger programs and a stronger military. 

    Eli Hertz
    Vice President, Information Technology
    USO

  • 4:15pm – 4:25pm Closing Remarks by Argyle Host
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    Eli Hertz
    Vice President, Information Technology
    USO

  • 4:25pm – 5:25pm Cocktail Reception

Explore the most critical challenge areas and hot topics for IT leaders such as:

Innovation in technology

Join discussions about how businesses are leveraging new tools and innovative ideas to transform their organizations through technology. Speaker topics include:

    • Identifying relevant trends in new technologies
    • Harnessing machine learning and AI to facilitate change
    • Redefining the customer experience with customer-first tools

Organizational Leadership

The role of IT in business has grown to encompass opportunities for both enhancement and growth. Gain insights on how IT departments are leading business transformation. Speaker topics include:

    • Bridging the gap between IT and sales and marketing
    • Tapping into enterprise data to make actionable decisions
    • Building an agile, flexible workforce that can evolve with your systems

Security and Mobility in the Cloud

The cloud has transformed how businesses build and manage systems. Discuss how infrastructure is evolving, and what processes are being used to enable smarter migration to a digital ecosystem. Speaker topics include:

    • Identifying and categorizing security risks
    • Evaluating trends and new technologies for opportunities
    • Discovering gaps in communication

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.

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Grand Hyatt Washington


1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 582-1234
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Hotel Monaco


700 F St NW,
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: (202) 628-7177
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JW Marriott


1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: (202) 393-2000
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Washington Marriott at Metro Center


775 12th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 737-2200
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