2018 CIO Leadership Forum: Data Strategy & Innovation
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Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior IT executives across a wide range of industries for our annual Chicago 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 Chicago and beyond!
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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
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Delta Dental View Bio »
Speaker bio coming soon...
Inteva Products, LLC View Bio »
Dennis Hodges is the Chief Information Officer for Inteva Products, LLC, a position he has held since March 1, 2008. Prior to this assignment Dennis was Chief Information Officer for Delphi Interiors and Closures.
Prior to joining Inteva, Dennis served as the Global Business Systems Director at Huntsman Corporation. He began his career at Shell Oil in 1985, and held various IT and Finance positions at several companies, including international assignments for Phillips Petroleum and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.
Hodges earned a Master’s of Science in Computer Science and an MBA.
IDEX Corp. View Bio »
James P. MacLennan (Jim) is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at IDEX Corporation, a Fortune 1000 manufacturer that sells highly engineered products to customers in a variety of markets worldwide. Jim has responsibility for Corporate IT services for IDEX’ portfolio of business units, and also drives innovation through initiatives that leverage Information and Technology as growth drivers for the industrial manufacturing space.
Jim has over 25 years of experience in a variety of business models and markets, translating strategic drivers into tactical plans and tangible results. His career spans multiple industries, including real estate / property management, building construction and maintenance services, pharmaceuticals, consumer durables, industrial manufacturing, and consumer package goods. He started his career at a software development and consulting firm, which gives him a unique insight to vendor relationships and the role of Information and Technology in creating value.
Jim has an Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and a Marketing MBA from DePaul University. He regularly publishes his observations and insights on the intersection of business and technology - check out his work at www.cazh1.com.
United States Cellular Corporation View Bio »
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White Lodging Services Corporation View Bio »
As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for White Lodging, Gustaaf Schrils is responsible for leading all aspects of the enterprise information technology including but not limited to Enterprise Resource Planning systems, Financial and Reporting Systems, software development, Corporate and Hotel Infrastructure, technical support, data security, and, compliance. White Lodging is a privately owned company that develops and operates 165 hotels representing 28 brands, 40 Restaurants and almost $2B in gross revenue. White Lodging employs 12,000 associates and has 17 hotels under construction.
A proven leader, with over 26 years of hospitality technology experience, Gustaaf has been with White Lodging for 2 years now. He is most widely recognized for his tenure of 20 years at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) where he last held the position of Vice President – Global IT Services Management. Prior to this role he was Vice President of Americas Technology for IHG.
Gustaaf holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management both from the Florida Institute of Technology. He was born in Curacao and is fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch and Papiamentu.
Argonne National Laboratory View Bio »
Speaker bio coming soon...
8:00am - 9:00am Networking breakfast and registration
Take the time to get to know the fellow attendees, speakers and sponsors that you will be sharing the day with. Continental breakfast with coffee, tea and juices will be served.
9:00am - 1:00pm Morning sessionsOur speakers share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Keynotes, panels and fireside chats will be broken up by networking breaks.
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
Enjoy a healthy buffet lunch and networking time.
2:00pm - 4:30pm Afternoon sessions
Our speakers will share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Sessions will be broken up by one afternoon coffee and snack break.
4:30pm - 6:00pm Cocktail reception
Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!) and hors d'Oeuvres. Head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office.
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
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