Chief Information Officer

1 Day Meeting

2018 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum

Dallas, TX - Feb 08, 2018

Overview

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior IT executives across a wide range of industries for our annual Dallas 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 Dallas and beyond!

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Speakers

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Mike Anderson

Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Senior Vice President

CROSSMARK

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Hugh Arif

Director, Industry Solutions – Manufacturing.

AT&T

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Sai Billanuka

Vice President, Technology

Thomson Reuters

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Mike Carter

Head of Enterprise Applications

National Life Group

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Karl Hightower

VP - Information and Application Systems

Rent-A-Center

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Mickey Iqbal

IBM Fellow, Vice President Enterprise IT Transformation

IBM

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Damon Miller

VP, Field Engineering

ClearSky

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Kevin Nicholas

VP, Enterprise Product Management and Marketing

Sage

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Phanii Pydimarri

Head, Information Management

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

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Bob Rayes

CIO

Corgan

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Andy Ulrich

Head of Security, Americas

Ericsson

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Sudhakar Virupakshi

Chief Architect and Director of Strategies

Andeavor

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:05am - 9:10am
Argyle Opening Remarks
9:10am - 9:45am
Keynote featuring CROSSMARK: "Defining Digital"

Digital transformation and digital innovation are highly sought-after by today’s business and technology leaders, but what do these phrases truly mean, how do you get started and what does it look like when you get there. In this session, Mike Anderson will talk about his experience leading digital transformation at CROSSMARK and will provide concrete ways that you can get started on your digital journey.

Mike Anderson
Chief Information Officer and SVP
CROSSMARK

9:50am - 10:10am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring IBM: "Harness Cognitive Computing & Automation to Leverage the True Value of the Cloud"

When new technologies emerge with the potential to radically transform industries — there are two choices on how to react: (1) Slow down the inevitable for as long as possible, or, (2) View the inevitable as an opportunity and lean in to accelerate the change and create the future ahead of competitors.

Evolutions in cloud technologies, augmented by increasingly more sophisticated analytics and cognitive technologies, are helping organizations respond rapidly to competitive and customer demands. Savvy IT executives are adopting the next generation of IT services enabling them to improve operational efficiency and service quality with speed and security.

Join IBM Global Technology Services Fellow and Master Inventor Mickey Iqbal as he shares the benefits of an open, standards-based integrated managed services delivery platform, as well as examples of how leading IT executives are applying automation and self-learning technologies to turn their data into insights, ultimately improving IT and business performance. 

Mickey Iqbal
IBM Fellow, Vice President Enterprise IT Transformation
IBM

10:10am - 10:35am
Networking Break
10:35am - 11:10am
Keynote Presentation featuring Ericsson: "No, You Don't Got This: Why We Can't Be Confident"

We assure the board and the executive committee that we’ll increase efficiency and performance, control costs, and add features, while driving revenue and protecting customer data. Yet we’re building on increasingly nested, complex systems of systems of systems that none of us can possibly understand. It’s time to change the conversation and take a new approach.

Andy Ulrich
Head of Security, Americas
Ericsson 

11:15am - 11:35am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Sage: "Technology Trends in Corporate Financial Management"

Managing an enterprise shouldn't be complex. Thanks to a stronger partnership between finance and IT, companies are now able to see what's happening in every area of their business and get ready for whatever comes next. Companies are leveraging data to better deliver efficiency, compliance, and profitability within their organizations. Across all industries, collaborative data-driven decisions are being made by building stronger relationships between financial and IT executives, who are tasked with the need to see in real-time what's happening in their business to help them compete and grow on a global scale.

Kevin Nicholas
VP, Enterprise Product Management and Marketing
Sage

11:35am - 11:55am
Networking Break
11:55am - 12:45pm
Panel Discussion: Integrating Old Legacy Technology with the Next Generation

Session topics will include but are not limited to:

  • What is next in regards to digital transformation?
  • What are the benefits of merging legacy technologies with modern technologies? What are some challenges & best practices?
  • How critical will security play into the balance between the new technology advancements and the old?
  • How do we create balance between choosing the dependability of mature technologies vs the advantages the newer technologies provide?

Moderator:

Mike Carter
Head of Enterprise Applications
National Life Group

Panelists:

Sai Billanuka
Vice President, Technology
Thomson Reuters

Damon Miller
VP, Field Engineering
ClearSky Data

Bob Rayes
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Corgan

 

12:45pm - 1:45pm
Lunch
1:45pm - 2:35pm
Panel Discussion: Translating Data to Empower Your Organization

Session topics will include but are not limited to: 

  • What are the major challenges you’re encountering with today’s data explosion?
  • How can companies turn the data gathered into something useful?
  • Correcting inefficiencies  to eliminate problem area, and speed up production to get more product to market fast
  • How do you decipher which data to analyze and which to leverage data to achieve organizational goals?
  • How do you stay ahead of the competition and trends as they’re emerging using real time data?
  • Will a change in company interaction be mandatory for organizations to grow revenue or increase market share

Moderator:

Andy Ulrich
Head of Security, Americas
Ericsson 

Panelists:

Hugh Arif
Director, Industry Solutions – Manufacturing
AT&T

Phanii Pydimarri
Enterprise BI Platform Leader
DART

Sudhakar Virupakshi
Chief Architect and Director of Strategies
Andeavor

*Please note, this session is off the record 

 

2:35pm - 2:55pm
Networking Break
2:55pm - 3:30pm
Fireside Chat featuring Rent-A-Center: "Overcoming the 'Hidden' Hurdles of Moving to the Cloud"

When beginning a migration of Legacy Applications and adopting newer IT practices, people often focus on technology, development styles, or resource skills. The truth is that there are other hurdles that often create more of a barrier when moving to the cloud. Making sure that you identify and work towards addressing 'Hidden' hurdles will help ensure better buy-in throughout the organization.

Karl Hightower
VP, Transformational Business Solutions
Rent-A-Center

Interviewed by: 

Mike Carter
Head of Enterprise Applications
National Life Group

3:30pm - 3:35pm
Argyle Closing Remarks
3:35pm - 4:45pm
Closing Reception

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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Advisory Board

We are proud to share with you the following Argyle Industry Influencers. Their contributions to Argyle help keep the programs we offer our membership current and relevant, so we can continue delivering you premiere experiences, content development, and membership engagement.

Hotels

Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby


The following 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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The Fairmont Dallas

1717 N Akard St.
Dallas, TX 75201

Telephone: (800) 441-1414