2018 CIO Virtual Event: Data Innovation: Leveraging Insights from the Modern Consumer
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It’s no secret that newfound data initiatives are one of the driving forces behind the overall success of today’s top companies. With new developing technology changing the business to consumer relationship, IT executives must work to leverage innovative data in order to succeed in the ever changing data driven environment.
Whether your business is gathering information from social media platforms, stakeholders, or reviewing customer demographic and buying patterns, executives must accurately interpret needs of the consumer to better implement strategies to ensure success.
Argyle Executive Forum, in partnership with Oracle, is bringing together leading CIO executives from a variety of industries to explore how you can successfully implement data initiatives to benefit both company and consumer. Key topics include:
• Sourcing data to support analytics and the latest technology trends
• Social media’s drastic change to the way businesses best leverage data retrieved from consumers
• Approaches to best data strategies for IT executives to better their business and drive revenue
The "2018 CIO Virtual Event: Data Innovation: Leveraging Insights from the Modern Consumer" is proudly sponsored by:
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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
University of Alabama at Birmingham View Bio »
Curtis A. Carver Jr., Ph.D. is the vice chancellor and chief information officer for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG). In this capacity, he oversees a statewide educational infrastructure and service organization with more than 190 innovators and an annual investment of more than $75 million in higher education. He is also provides technical oversight for the USG Shared Services Center.
With a mix of military and academic experience, Carver has led the transformation of USG Information Technology Services by partnering with USG business owners, institutions, and other state agencies. The introduction of private cloud services, entrepreneurial offerings, portfolio management, new data systems, social media, unified communications, strategic partner engagement, and a focused and aligned financial model, which has been well received in Georgia and around the nation.
Prior to the USG, he served at the U.S. Military Academy – West Point in a number of positions including interim vice dean of education, vice dean for resources, associate dean for academic computing, and IT program director. Carver led efforts that were successful in more than doubling student participation in international experiences, and substantially expanded programs addressing the needs of at-risk students. In addition, he coordinated significant revisions to the curriculum, facilitated the completion of the construction of a $72 million library and learning center, secured funding for a $182 million renovation of the Science building, and supported efforts to accredit the institution regionally through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
While serving as associate dean for information technology, West Point was ranked 11th and 13th in national evaluations of IT operations at academic institutions by PC Magazine and Intel, respectively. During his tenure, Carver doubled the academic information technology budget and secured the external resourcing necessary to increase capacity. He also led the consolidation of academy servers while simultaneously and dramatically enhancing reliability and capacity, deployed a second generation wireless system, and guaranteed and delivered same-day repair of more than 5,000 faculty and student computers that previously would have taken up to six weeks.
Carver’s 27-year military career includes appointments as platoon leader, senior signal officer, company commander, battalion operations officer, division deputy G6, and military mentor. He was assigned to Korea and Italy, and was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq where he served as a strategic mentor and as a member of the NATO-Iraq team.
Throughout his career, Carver has been engaged in the active leadership of military, academic, research, and service organizations. He has served as a member of a number of governing bodies or executive boards including the Computer Science Accreditation Board, Computer Accreditation Commission, CIO Executive Summit, and Federal Information Assurance Conference, as well as the Federal Information Security System, and the Education and Awareness board. He is a senior-level member in the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers professional societies and continues to play an active role in shaping the national agenda in accreditation, technology, and education.
Carver has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles, conference papers, and plenary presentations, and served as keynote speaker for many conferences. He has received numerous national and international honors and awards for military, teaching, and research excellence, and was recognized at the 2012 Global CIO Summit with the prestigious Top 10 Break Away Leader Award for his transformational leadership.
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority View Bio »
Diane Hamilton is the Director of Technology Support Services at MARTA, the nation’s ninth largest transit system. She oversees Project Management, Quality Assurance, and Business Development within the Department of Information Technology. In addition to three direct reports, Diane is responsible for over 40 technical team members that include project managers, business analysts, quality assurance engineers, quality assurance analysts and information technology analysts.
Prior to joining Marta, Diane worked as Sr. Manager of Telecommunications and Infrastructure at Earthlink. She was responsible for all internal Telecommunications, all internal assets, and internal Help Desk. Diane also served as Senior Program Manager at AT&T where she led a team of 14 program/project managers who were responsible for augmenting, extending, and standardizing the mobility network. One of her greatest achievements at the Telecom giant was implementing 4 new data centers which expanded AT&T’s footprint by twenty-seven percent. This expansion allowed the company to offer new services, increase their customer base and ultimately their annual revenue. Before AT&T, Diane worked at SBC Internet Services as Area Manager where she led a team of 12 project managers. One of her major successes at SBC was migrating over 500 customers from the legacy IP- VPN product offering to the National VPN.
A native of California, Ms. Hamilton graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. She earned an Executive Master of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. She holds professional certifications as a Project Management Professional and a Six Sigma Green Belt. She enjoys playing tennis, riding her motorcycle, and roller skating; she also loves shopping.
Oracle View Bio »
Venkat Nambiyur is the Oracle Digital's Director of Business Transformation Services and Enterprise Cloud Architecture for North America SMB and SMG customers. The Business Transformation team that he as the Chief Technologist leads works with key Small to Medium Business & Government entities helping them make critical digital transitions ranging from born in cloud to hybrid architectures to migrate all in to cloud as they deliver products, value and services to markets and citizens.
Venkat has been in the technology industry for nearly 20 years in various roles starting as a developer/analysts growing into a Chief Architect across many verticals including healthcare, finance, government, education to name a few. Prior to joining Oracle Venkat was the Chief Architect at Hanger and Texas Department of Public Safety enabling their digital transformations successfully. He is an active Open Group member leading and contributing to
various standard development efforts like the Digital Professionals workgroup
and Open Group Business Architecture Standard Board Working Group.
Cuna Mutual View Bio »
Assad M. Shaik is a well-known Chief Data Scientist with international repute for his expertise in the areas of large scale data processing, data management and data mining. Mr. Shaik is acclaimed and well respected in the emerging areas of Big Data and large scale Machine Learning, especially in fields of Bayesian Learning and Markov Chains. As a practitioner with extensive industry expertise in Banking and Financial Markets, Mr. Shaik currently holds a critical position of essential capacity in a large national bank with a distinguished reputation. He has also formerly served in other executive positions at large multinationals.
Mr.Shaik is also a prolific author and speaker in the field of data science and data mining. He has authored books and has original publications, patents in cutting edge industry techniques in the areas of Data and Analytics.
Widget View Bio »
Current: Founder/CEO of Widget (https://widget.co ), a patented technology that transforms any image or document into a communications platform for texting and calling in-context
Co-Founder/Founder of 3-previous venture backed start-ups with over $100MM in VC funding
Co-founder Allied Riser Communications “ARCC” (IPO, now Cogent Communications)
Co-Founder M2 Networks, collaboration software provider (Crosspoint Ventures, Cisco, LexisNexis, Bowne Financial/RR Donnelley)
Founder, ZIHI Partners, LP, a private investment fund (insurance, CATV)
Advisor, angel investor, pilot
1:00pm – 1:05pm Argyle Opening Remarks
1:05pm – 1:25pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Oracle
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Director, Digital Business Transformation & Enterprise Cloud Architecture
1:25pm – 2:00pm Panel Discussion
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Director, Digital Business Transformation & Enterprise Cloud Architecture
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Director Technology Support Services
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Chief Data Scientist
2:00pm – 2:10pm Audience Q&A
2:10pm – 2:15pm Argyle Closing Remarks
This meeting convenes Chief Information Officers and direct reports. Participation is reserved for Members of Argyle Executive Forum that meet the following criteria:
- VP Level or higher information technology executives, as well as select direct reports, from companies with at least $1b in annual revenue.
- Chief Information Officers (or equivalent), as well as select direct reports, from companies with at least $100mm in annual revenue.
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