Why You Should Attend!



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!

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 Richard Rushing Chief Information Security Officer
Motorola Mobility
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Mukundan Agaram Chief Enterprise Architect
Delta Dental
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Dilip Balachandran Director, IT, Enterprise Architecture & Applications
USG Corporation
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John Behrens Vice President, Advanced Computing and Data Science Lab
Pearson
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John Clark Senior Director, Trade Secrets Protection
Lenovo
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Constantine Koulis Director of Information Technology
Forest Preserves of Cook County
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Jim MacLennan Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO)
IDEX Corp.
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Kerry Marcheschi Strategic Account Manager
Sage
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Shaye Robeson Director of Enterprise Architecture
United States Cellular Corporation
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Olu Rowaiye Senior Solutions Architect
Equinix
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Gustaaf Schrils Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
White Lodging Services Corporation
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Tellis Williams Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
AXA Assistance
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  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:10am Opening Remarks by Argyle Host
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    Richard Rushing
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Motorola Mobility

  • 9:10am – 9:45am Keynote Presentation: “Voice of the Customer: How IT can Participate – and make an Impact!”
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    Successful businesses pay close attention to their customers – makes sense, since these are the folks that are buying your products and services. And in traditional organizations, IT is a back-office functions that does not take part in these important conversations.

    But in companies going through Digital Transformation, teams that work with Information and Technology have a much greater change to participate in those connections – and will very probably be on the team that reacts to and delivers on the ideas that are generated.

    Should IT play a key role as part of the customer relationship? This presentation will provide some context for the idea – with real-world examples and stories of what works.

    Jim MacLennan
    Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO) 
    IDEX Corp.

  • 9:45am – 10:20am Keynote Presentation: "Building an Intelligent and Nimble Enterprise"
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    Faced with an increasingly competitive and volatile business landscape, enterprises are constantly challenged to adapt to changing directions in an intelligent, cost efficient, yet nimble manner. What are the characteristics that make define an intelligent enterprise ? What are the traits of such an enterprise that not only overcome these challenges but also dominate the market place? Can Information Technology (IT) be a lynchpin in achieving these capabilities for an enterprise ? How can an enterprise re-invent themselves as an intelligent enterprise, building on their core assets/strengths? What are the magic recipes and catalysts of change that bring about this transformation? Is it a combination of people, process, technology, culture, necessity and more? Would this level of transformation require eliminating the traditional boundaries between IT and the business ? The keynote explores  these compelling questions to tease out relevant insights.

    Mukundan Agaram
    Chief Enterprise Architect 
    Delta Dental

  • 10:20am – 10:45am Networking Break
  • 10:45am – 10:50am Session Introduction featuring Sage
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    Kerry Marcheschi
    Strategic Account Manager
    Sage

  • 10:50am – 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?
    • How can IT executives overcome the challenges of data silos, security, and governance while providing agility, self-service, and access to data that end-users demand?
    • How are you and your team enabling both executives and average business users to better understand and act on data?
    • Specifically, what are some best practices that have helped your team gain valuable business insights from data?
    • How are you enabling the big move to self-service analytics?

    Moderator:

    Shaye Robeson
    Director of Enterprise Architecture
    United States Cellular Corporation

    Panelists:

    Mukundan Agaram
    Chief Enterprise Architect 
    Delta Dental

    Constantine Koulis
    Director of Information Technology 
    Forest Preserves of Cook County

    Gustaaf Schrils
    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer 
    White Lodging Services Corporation

  • 11:35am – 11:55am Networking Break
  • 11:55am – 12:40pm Panel Discussion: "Utilizing Data Security & Strategy to Drive the Business Forward"
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • How is your organization translating data into actionable consumer insights and better decision making?
    • Discuss a few best practices for prioritizing and governing investments in data analytics and insight generation
    • How are you measuring results and demonstrating ROI in the new digital context?
    • How are you addressing new data security requirements and compliance mandates?
    • How is your organization meeting compliance and discuss best practice requirements for protecting data from external threats or malicious insiders
    • Discuss best practices to assure control of your data across every physical and virtual server on and off your premises

    Moderator:

    Richard Rushing
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Motorola Mobility

    Panelists:

    John Clark
    Senior Director, Trade Secrets Protection
    Lenovo

    Olu Rowaiye
    Senior Solutions Architect
    Equinix

    Tellis Williams
    Chief Information Security Officer
    AXA Assistance


  • 12:40pm – 1:40pm Lunch
  • 1:40pm – 2:15pm Keynote Presentation: "Beyond Analytics: Data Strategy and Innovation in Light of Five Digital Shifts"
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    In today's rapidly changing digital world, effective data strategy and innovation requires that you  see your business landscape with new digital eyes.  In this presentation, Behrens discusses 5 digital shifts driving changes in the nature of data, analytics & intelligence that can be the source of business opportunity or unexpected disruption for all parts of the organization.

    John Behrens
    Vice President, Advanced Computing and Data Science Lab 
    Pearson

  • 2:15pm – 2:35pm Networking Break
  • 2:35pm – 3:10pm Keynote Presentation: "Convergence of Business Intelligence and Analytics"
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    With the digitization and democratization of analytics, business intelligence and analytics are converging at a faster pace than ever. This presents some exciting opportunities and challenges in terms of developing new capabilities, transforming the related competency centers and managing the overlapping skillsets. This presentation describes a framework for driving executive alignment around the convergence of BI and analytics, provides an overview of some key changes you can make in your BI competency center to align closer to the emerging trends around advanced analytics, and highlights some use cases that were successfully implemented at our company using the approaches discussed in this presentation.

    Dilip Balachandran
    Director, IT, Enterprise Architecture & Applications
    USG Corporation

    *Please note, this session is off the record 

  • 3:10pm – 3:20pm Closing Remarks by Argyle Host
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    Richard Rushing
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Motorola Mobility

  • 3:20pm – 4:20pm Closing 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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Chicago, IL 60605
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