Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior information technology, data and risk executives for our bi-annual San Francisco 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. With an agenda geared specifically towards IT, information security, technology and data executives, attendees will come away with actionable insights to support effective execution and facilitate lasting change. Topics you will learn about 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 foster candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. We look forward to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 1000 Information Technology leaders hailing from the Bay Area 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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Tom Andriola Chief Information Officer
University of California Health
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Rolf Bishop Chief Information Officer
San Diego County
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Shannon Brumm Account Executive
MicroStrategy
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Kamini Dandapani Senior Director of Engineering
Linkedin
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Phil Foti Principal Value Solutions Consultant
Coupa
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Alexander García-Tobar CEO & Co-Founder
Valimail
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Dr. Andrew Guitarte Enterprise Business Architect
Wells Fargo
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Prakash Iyer Senior Vice President, Software Architecture and Strategy
Trimble
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Kevin Mackey National Director of Technology Solutions
Point B
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Kiran Magar Director, Information Technology
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
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Ishita Majumdar President, eBay Women in Technology, Senior Director of Products
eBay
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Vincent Meneau Vice President, IT - Intelligent Process Automation COE and CRM Solutions
Bank of the West
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Harish Nalagandla Head of Engineering
Paypal
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Sridhar Nallani Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Charlotte Russe
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Sruti Patnaik Group Vice President, IT Stores and Corporate Systems
Ross Stores
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Haggai Polak Senior Director of Product Management
Zscaler
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Shouvik Ray SVP, Head - Technology Vendor Management
Bank of the West
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Vimal Thomas Vice President, Information Technology
Yamaha Corporation of America
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Mark Troester Vice President of Strategy
Progress Software Corporation
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Wayne Tynes Senior Sales Engineer
Mimecast
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Reza Yazdi Chief Information Officer
California Public Utilities Commission
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  • 7:45am – 8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45am – 8:55am Opening Remarks by Argyle Host
  • 8:55am – 9:00am Session Introduction featuring MicroStrategy
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    Shannon Brumm
    Account Executive
    MicroStrategy

  • 9:00am – 9:35am Keynote Presentation: Yamaha’s Road to Digital and Organizational Transformation
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    As much as we like to think that change is a constant in the world of IT, real transformation requires strong willed leadership and a staff that that is ready to bear the discomfort that comes with it. This is Yamaha’s story of its journey into the cloud and the birth of a services-based technology architecture.

    Vimal Thomas
    Vice President, Information Technology
    Yamaha Corporation of America

  • 9:35am – 9:55am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Coupa Software
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    Phil Foti
    Principal Value Solutions Consultant 
    Coupa

  • 9:55am – 10:20am Networking Break
  • 10:20am – 11:10am Panel Discussion: “Fearless Leadership in the Age of Disruption”
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    Session topics will include but are not limited to:

    • Were you proactive in identifying the potential for digital disruption and overall impact on your organization?
      • How can organizations implement roadmaps to better identify time frames for impact and avoid setbacks? 
    • In what ways have you adapted your strategies to compensate for the new emerging technologies that will affect your organization?
      • What do you see as primary factors in disruption?
    • What process redesign strategies has your organization implemented during this period of digital disruption?
    • How are you partnering with other department execs to drive business forward?
    • What are the benefits to digital disruption within your industry?
    • How have you worked towards addressing skill gap with your employees as new technology requires differing skill sets?
      • Will organizations ever be able to overcome skill gap as technology will always be innovating?
      • In your opinion, are there strategies to shrink the gap if it cannot be closed?

    Moderator:

    Harish Nalagandla
    Head of Engineering
    Paypal

    Panelists:

    Kevin Mackey
    National Director of Technology Solutions 
    Point B

    Shouvik Ray
    SVP, Head - Technology Vendor Management 
    Bank of the West

    Wayne Tynes
    Senior Sales Engineer
    Mimecast

    Reza Yazdi
    Chief Information Officer
    California Public Utilities Commission

  • 11:10am – 11:30am Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Digital Transformation and Security "
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    This presentation will review the history and development of the corporate network and its interaction with the Internet.  How the adoption of SaaS and PaaS base solutions have rendered the network irrelevant from a security perspective. We will explore the developments in malware, how threat actors have taken on a business approach to creation, distribution, and management of their attack campaigns. We will then take a few steps into the future and explore some possibilities that have the potential to greatly affect corporations and how they protect themselves. Finally, we will explore some of the potential strategies that can be started now to lay time ground work to ensure a more secure architecture in the future.

    Haggai Polak
    Senior Director of Product Management
    Zscaler

  • 11:30am –11:50am Networking Break
  • 11:50am – 12:25pm Fireside Chat: Embracing the migration to a digital ecosystem to achieve enhanced productivity and increased speed to market
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    Vincent Meneau
    Vice President, IT – Intelligent Process Automation COE and CRM Solutions
    Bank of the West
     
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    Dr. Andrew Guitarte
    Enterprise Business Architect
    Wells Fargo

  • 12:25pm – 12:45pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Valimail
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    Alexander García-Tobar
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Valimail

  • 12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch
  • 1:45pm – 2:20pm Keynote Presentation featuring Barrick Gold Corporation
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    Sham Chotai
    Chief Digital Officer
    Barrick Gold Corporation

  • 2:20pm – 2:40pm Thought Leadership Spotlight: "10 Things to Avoid When Considering Low-Code"
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    Join us for this fast-paced look at key things not to do when researching low-code alternatives. We’ll cover 10 common mistakes to avoid so you can make strategic decisions that will result in the right architecture and developer toolset. We’ll also share an approach that enables you to deliver multi-channel experiences that span web, mobile, conversational, social, AR/VR and more with your existing development skills. You will leave this session with a checklist of considerations that will help guide decisions relating to architecture, multi-channel experiences, modernization and workforce concerns.

    Mark Troester, VP of Product Strategy, has extensive experience guiding both start-ups and established companies on the best way to approach their digital initiatives, specializing at the intersection of IT and the business.

    Mark Troester
    Vice President of Strategy
    Progress Software Corporation

  • 2:40pm – 2:55pm Networking Break
  • 2:55pm – 3:40pm Panel Discussion: “Putting Technologies of Today to Work for Tomorrow”
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    Session topics will include but are not limited to:

    • Have you begun implementing machine learning strategies into your organization?
      • How have you determined where and when to implement machine learning algorithms?
    • How are you transforming your IT services to deliver at the speed the business demands?
      • Are there specific technologies or processes that are enabling your transformation?
    • How do organizations determine whether private, public, or hybrid cloud is right program based on organization’s needs?
      • Discuss the cost efficiency between the various cloud computing programs.
    • Should cost play a factor when deciding on cloud computing?
    • How do you see the impact of containers, kubernetes and ‘cloud native applications’ on your organization and technology stack?
      • How are you addressing the skills gap to address the challenges with the pace of innovation?
    • Has your organization been successful when implementing Blockchain?
    • What are the key differences between automation and orchestration when trying to improve IT processes within their DevOps culture?
    • How are you collaborating with other executives to ensure successful implementation across all other departments?

    Moderator:

    Kiran Magar
    Director, Information Technology
    Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

    Panelists:

    Tom Andriola
    Chief Information Officer 
    University of California Health

    Rolf Bishop
    Chief Information Officer 
    San Diego County

    Prakash Iyer
    Vice President, Software Architecture and Strategy 
    Trimble

    Sridhar Nallani
    Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer 
    Charlotte Russe

  • 3:40pm – 3:55pm Networking Break
  • 3:55pm – 4:30pm Fireside Chat: “Women in IT – Breaking the Digital Ceiling”
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    Session topics will include but are not limited to:

    • Describe your career journey and your personal experience in your previous and current role in the industry. 
    • In your experience, how have you seen women break down barriers in regards to challenges in your department and organization?
    • How do you define IT excellence?
    • If we understood and valued more of the right skills needed in today’s environment, would that naturally translate to more women in IT?
    • How are you partnering with HR and other departments in efforts to bring in more women into IT?
    • What advice do you have for the audience to increase the number of women working and holding management positions in IT?

    Panelists:

    Kamini DandapaniS
    Senior Director of Engineering 
    Linkedin

    Ishita Majumdar
    President, eBay Women in Technology, Senior Director of Products 
    eBay

    Sruti Patnaik
    Group Vice President, IT Stores and Corporate Systems 
    Ross Stores

  • 4:30pm – 5:05pm Keynote Presentation: "Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies: An Approach Towards Adding Artificial Intelligence Capabilities to Existing Platforms"
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    Artificial Intelligence is real and over the next few years, will significantly change the world as we know it. Even though there is some hype around this technology, many companies have put this to practical use, helping businesses delight their customers, increase engagement on their Platforms, and ultimately delivering positive financial results. Many companies have already invested into IT Platforms and it is not practical to invest in bringing up an Artificial Intelligence Platform in parallel. So, the more practical approach is to add Artificial Intelligence capabilities to existing Platforms.

    In this keynote session, Harish Nalagandla, Director of Engineering, Enterprise Services Platform, PayPal, will discuss the pillars that form the foundation of Artificial Intelligence and will describe an approach towards how companies with existing systems can add Artificial Intelligence capabilities to their existing Platforms. This session will present a high level blueprint to help guide organizations in their own journey towards adoption of Artificial Intelligence technologies as they make progress towards digital transformation.

    Harish Nalagandla
    Head of Engineering
    Paypal

  • 5:05pm – 5:10pm Closing Remarks by Argyle Host
  • 5:10pm – 6:10pm Cocktail Reception
  • *Schedule and timing is subject change

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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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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Hotel Nikko


222 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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InterContinental San Francisco


888 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 771-8600
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