Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior IT executives across a wide range of industries for our annual Boston 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 New England 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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Anthony Accardi Chief Technology Officer
Rue La La
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Don Anderson Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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Alina Aronova Vice President of Strategy and Operations, Chief of Staff for Global Product Technology
Cengage Learning
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Eric Barricklow Chief Information Security Officer
New Hampshire Army National Guard
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Russ Currie Vice President, Enterprise Strategy
NetScout
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Eduardo Fabiano Global Head Business Technologies for Sales and Marketing
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
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Jamal Fuller Channel Director
Progress Software
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Evan Gerber Vice President, Cognitive Design
Fidelity Investments
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Lee Green Chief Architect
BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts
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Jason Hayes Principal, Business Technology
Point B
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Enna Jimenez Vice President, Quality Engineering
Eastern Bank
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Eric Johnson Sr. Technologist, Enterprise Cloud
Nutanix
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Rafi Khan Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Edible Arrangements
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Radha Kuchibhotla Vice President, IT Operations
StateStreet
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Paul Lewis Chief Technology Officer
Hitachi Vantara
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Christina Mazzone Information Security Officer
Partners Healthcare - Brigham Health
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Tasneem Nipplewala Vice President, Information Security
Eastern Bank
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  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:05am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:05am – 9:40am Keynote Presentation: "Data Strategy: Key Decisions at Rue La La"
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    Data is a broad playing field, impacting all business functions from security to sales.  Success hinges upon a small number of key strategic decisions and the ability to realize the resulting strategy.  Join us for a discussion of the key decisions we made at Rue La La to transform our data ecosystem.  We will cover business intelligence, product development, and data science — there is something for everyone here.

    Anthony Accardi
    Chief Technology Officer
    Rue La La

  • 9:40am – 10:10am Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Leading the Business through Digital Transformation…its Data Centric"
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    Data is the foundation of digital transformation, and modern IT lets you make your data a key enabler for your successful digital transformation. But it takes a strategic approach to properly use your enterprise data. We’ve found that most companies have multiple data silos that prevent strategic use of data. For effective digital transformation, we start by bringing those disparate data sets – whether structured, unstructured or machine-generated – into a single data strategy. In this session, you’ll see how we securely manage, govern, mobilize, analyze, and ultimately turn an enterprise’s data into insights that create new opportunities for the business and for society.

    • Foundational data strategy to drive DX
    • Data – your most strategic asset
    • Gain competitive advantage from your data

    Paul Lewis
    Chief Technology Officer
    Hitachi Vantara 

  • 10:10am – 10:35am Networking Break
  • 10:35am – 10:40am Session Introduction featuring Progress Software
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    Jamal Fuller
    Channel Director
    Progress Software

  • 10:40am – 11:25am 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?

    Moderator:

    Enna Jimenez
    Vice President, Quality Engineering
    Eastern Bank

    Panelists:

    Russ Currie
    Vice President, Enterprise Strategy
    NetScout

    Lee Green
    Chief Architect
    BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts

    Rafi Khan
    Vice President, Chief Information Officer 
    Edible Arrangements

    Radha Kuchibhotla
    Vice President, IT Operations
    StateStreet

  • 11:25am – 11:45am Networking Break
  • 11:45am – 12:05pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Nutanix
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    Eric Johnson
    Sr. Technologist, Enterprise Cloud
    Nutanix



  • 12:05pm – 12:40pm Keynote Presentation: "AI - The Muscle and the Brain"
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    Don’t believe the hype; there is no one thing called Artificial Intelligence, and no one product that is going to magically transform your customer’s experience across mobile, web, assistant, and call center channels.

    In reality, AI is largely a collection of technologies and capabilities centered around big bodies of data, math to crunch the numbers, and smarter touchpoints across a user journey. Used correctly, AI delights customers with frictionless, individualized experiences. But these are powerful and delicate tools, and they do quite a bit of damage to both brands and customer relationships when used incorrectly.

    In this talk, we will separate fact from fiction, and explore how senior leaders can incorporate AI into their digital platforms. Using insights gathered from customer research, and lessons learned working with established vendors and small startups, attendees will learn about valuable tools, critical dependencies, and best practices when developing intelligent digital experiences.

    Evan Gerber
    Vice President, Cognitive Design
    Fidelity Investments

  • 12:40pm – 1:40pm Lunch
  • 1:40pm – 2:25pm Panel Discussion: “Hacking the Boardroom”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Top emerging risks stemming from the Cloud
    • Methods to proactively understand and manage threats/risks in real time in the Cloud
    • Enabling efficiency and productivity through reliable security best-practices
    • Compellingly communicating security concepts to the executive team
    • Best practices for cross department collaboration and education
    • What does it mean when we claim the internet has been “weaponized”
    • What are your top 3 predictions for what we should guard against?
    • Should I really be concerned about nation state sponsored cyber-attacks?
    • It seems cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency, but also in the massive damage they cause. It seems we’re losing the battle. Comments?
    • What are the most significant areas for cyber-security vendors to protect?

    Moderator:

    Christina Mazzone
    Information Security Officer
    Partners Healthcare - Brigham Health

    Panelists:

    Alina Aronova
    Vice President of Strategy and Operations, Chief of Staff for Global Product Technology
    Cengage Learning

    Eric Barricklow
    Chief Information Security Officer
    New Hampshire Army National Guard

    Jason Hayes
    Principal, Business Technology
    Point B

    Tasneem Nipplewala
    Vice President, Information Security
    Eastern Bank

  • 2:25pm – 2:40pm Networking Break
  • 2:40pm – 3:15pm Keynote Presentation: "Leading your team in the Digital Era"
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    The digital revolution is changing the way we operate, do business, and create value in the organization. In this session, Eduardo Fabiano, Global Head Business Technologies for Sales and Marketing at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, will present different aspects of how to improve the management and leadership of a team working in this space.

    Eduardo Fabiano
    Global Head Business Technologies for Sales and Marketing
    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

  • 3:15pm – 3:50pm Keynote Presentation: "Automating the Back Office"
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    In this session, Don Anderson, Chief Information Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank will share efforts underway to drastically change the way core functions are performed to automate and scale activities, and provide new capabilities to enable strategic decision making.

    Don Anderson
    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

  • 3:50pm – 3:55pm Closing Remarks by Argyle Host
  • 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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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

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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Element Boston Seaport Hotel


395 D St.
Boston, MA 02210
Telephone: (617) 530-1700
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Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel


606 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
Telephone: (617) 338-4111
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Westin Boston Waterfront


425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
Telephone: (617) 532-4600
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