Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior IT executives across a wide range of industries for our 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. 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 San Francisco 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 Lance Ralls Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Belkin International
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Sandipto Banerjee Senior Vice President and Chief Product Owner
MicroStrategy
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Brad Beutlich Vice President of Sales, Western US and Canada
Vormetric
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Herman Brown Chief Information Officer
San Francisco District Attorney
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Ed Cabrera Chief Cybersecurity Officer
Trend Micro
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Mark Campbell Chief Innovation Officer
Trace3
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Yves Chauvin Head of Investment Data Platform
AXA
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Todd Dekkinga Vice President, Information Technology
Versartis, Inc.
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Anil Earla Head of Information and Data Analytics, Global IS
Visa
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Dante Guintu UX Designer - Watson Supply Chain / Blockchain IBM Watson Customer Engagement
IBM
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Matthew Halliday Chief Evangelist & Vice President of Pre-Sales
Incorta
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John Jendresak General Manager, Shared Services Engineering
Microsoft
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Kam Kennedy Strategic Account Manager
Sage
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Shouvik Ray SVP, Head - Technology Vendor Management
Bank of the West
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Olu Rowaiye Senior Solutions Architect
Equinix
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Sid Sijbrandij Co-founder and CEO
GitLab
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Sriram Thiagarajan Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Ancestry.com
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Mike Wolfe Senior Security Architect
Blue Shield of California
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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
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    Lance Ralls
    Chief Information Officer 
    Belkin International

  • 8:55am – 9:30am Fireside Chat: “The Changing Leadership Role of CIO in Digital Transformation”
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    Lance Ralls
    Chief Information Officer 
    Belkin International

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    Sriram Thiagarajan
    Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
    Ancestry.com

  • 9:30am – 9:50am Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Digital Transformation in Microsoft"
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    It’s not easy to transform yourself in your 40s, let alone as a middle-aged company with over 100,000 employees worldwide. But that’s what Microsoft is doing. “Digital transformation inside Microsoft” offers an insider’s account of the digital transformation affecting the company’s products, business model and operations. This session is designed for IT leaders who want to learn strategy and outcomes from a peer within the IT organization at Microsoft, John Jendrezak, general manager of Core Services Engineering and Operations.

    John Jendresak
    General Manager, Shared Services Engineering
    Microsoft

  • 9:50am – 10:15am Networking Break
  • 10:15am – 10:35am Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Blockchain - Creating Visibility & Efficiency across Your Organization’s Supply Chain"
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    As blockchain continues to revolutionize enterprises across multiple industries in 2018, it also enables a shared ledger for recording the history of transactions between counter parties in a business network. These organizations are leveraging blockchain to rewrite business models, processes and systems, to drive greater efficiency and improve trust in existing business networks.

    Other key topics will include:

    • Accelerating innovation to transform your supply chain
    • Identifying issues faster to increase consumer and partner trust
    • Making sure your architecture is ready
      • Ensuring that security, scalability, modularity and privacy must be available from the start

    Dante Guintu
    UX Designer - Watson Supply Chain / Blockchain IBM Watson Customer Engagement
    IBM

  • 10:35am – 10:40am Session Introduction featuring Sage
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    Kam Kennedy
    Strategic Account Manager
    Sage

  • 10:40am – 11:30am 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:

    Herman Brown
    Chief Information Officer 
    San Francisco District Attorney

    Panelists:

    Sandipto Banerjee
    Senior Vice President and Chief Product Owner
    MicroStrategy

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

    Sid Sijbrandij
    Co-founder and CEO
    GitLab

    Reza Yazdi
    Chief Information Officer 
    California Public Utilities Commission

  • 11:30am – 11:50am Networking Break
  • 11:50am – 12:10pm Thought Leadership Spotlight: “The Ever Evolving Threat Landscape – From Cybercrime to Cyber Espionage"
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    The threat landscape is constantly evolving from global ransomware outbreaks such as wannacry and notpetya to international cyberespionage campaigns distilling cyber propaganda such as Pawn Storm/APT28. Learn what makes these attacks successful to better understand how you need to defend your networks, data and users.  

    Only by having a deep understanding of the threats you face and the vulnerabilities you have, can you successfully defend your networks and data. 

    Ed Cabrera
    Chief Cybersecurity Officer
    Trend Micro

  • 12:10pm – 12:45pm Keynote Presentation featuring San Francisco District Attorney
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    Herman Brown
    Chief Information Officer 
    San Francisco District Attorney

  • 12:45pm – 1:05pm Thought Leadership Spotlight: “The Innovation Framework”
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    Despite today’s many innovation techniques and methodologies, enterprises still struggle to implement emerging technology for cultural, political, technical and systemic reasons. These challenges tend to follow a definite pattern. Hear the key innovation questions you should be asking … and learn a framework to help you find and implement the techniques to answer them.

    Mark Campbell
    Chief Innovation Officer
    Trace3

  • 1:05pm – 2:05pm Lunch
  • 2:05pm – 2:50pm 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:

    Todd Dekkinga
    Vice President, Information Technology
    Versartis, Inc

    Panelists:

    Brad Beutlich
    Vice President of Sales, Western US and Canada 
    Vormetric

    Anil Earla
    Head of Information and Data Analytics, Global IS 
    Visa

    Matthew Halliday
    Chief Evangelist & Vice President of Pre-Sales
    Incorta

    Mike Wolfe
    Senior Security Architect
    Blue Shield of California

  • 2:50pm – 3:10pm Networking Break
  • 3:10pm – 3:45pm Keynote Presentation: "Data and Analytics: Innovation and Integration"
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    The convergence of recent data and machine learning algorithms shows the potential power to replace or augment the predictive power of traditional analytics.   We look at a few methodologies and at the increasing importance of clean data in the financial domain.    

    Yves Chauvin
    Head of Investment Data Platform
    AXA

  • 3:45pm – 3:55pm Closing Remarks by Argyle Host
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    Lance Ralls
    Chief Information Officer 
    Belkin International

  • 3:55pm – 4:55pm Cocktail Reception

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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