Chief Information Officer

1 Day Meeting

2018 CIO Forum: Leading the Business Through Digital Transformation

Chicago, IL Sep 25, 2018

Overview

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 Chicago and beyond!

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Speakers

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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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Michelle Bray

Vice President IP and Technology Counsel

KAR Auction Services, Inc.

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Jacqueline Dioguardi

Vice President, US Commercial Business,Technology Solutions

Abbvie

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Eddie Doyle

Head of Customer Engagement

Check Point Software

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Karl Gouverneur

Vice President, Head of Digital Innovation and Chief Technology Officer

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company Inc

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David Hoag

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

OCC

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Philip Kepler

Managing Director, Innovation & Platform Management

Charles Schwab and Co

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Paul Machamer

Project Manager, Architecture Team and Operations - Chicago

CCC Information Services

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Jim MacLennan

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO)

IDEX Corp.

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David Miller

Vice President/Partner, Financial Services Application Innovation

IBM

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Jonathan Morse

Vice President, Technology & Continuous Improvement

Topco

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Leecox Omollo

Director - Digital Center of Excellence

Adtalem Global Education

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Bianca Rehmer

Recruitment Evangelist

Indeed

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Jim Schiefelbein

Chief Marketing Technology Officer

Apartment People

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Paul Sonderegger

Senior Data Strategist

Oracle

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Chris Stout

Vice President, Department of Clinical Research and Data Analytics

ATI Physical Therapy

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Eric Tan

Vice President, Head of Business Services

Coupa

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Joe Wilson

Chief Technology Officer, North America

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Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:10am
Opening Remarks by Argyle Host

Jim Schiefelbein
Chief Marketing Technology Officer 
Apartment People

9:10am - 9:45am
Keynote Presentation: "How IT can Participate in your Digital Business - and make an Impact!"

In most traditional organizations, IT is a back-office function that focuses on Operations and cost control, spending little time with Customers and Products. But in a company transforming into a Digital Business, 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 in a Digital Business? 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
IDEX Corp.

9:45am - 10:15am
Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Humans vs. Machines"

Bianca Rehmer
Recruitment Evangelist 
Indeed

10:15am - 10:40am
Networking Break
10:40am - 11:00am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Oracle: "Data Capital In The Enterprise: The Hidden Data Economy"

Inside every company is a hidden data economy, and for most it’s split in two.  IT's command economy produces a limited set of authoritative data products for the business to consume largely as-is. And then there’s the gray market, a chaotic back-and-forth where the insatiable demand of data scientists, analysts, and developers creates its own data supply through modified extracts of official corporate sources, third-party feeds, and new observations derived through use of the data itself. Visionary CIOs must combine these two approaches to exploiting data capital into something new: an internal regulated market economy in data that allows faster innovation but within corporate safeguards. This presentation will summarize Oracle’s latest thinking on enterprise architecture and how innovations in cloud, microservices, and data management work together to help CIOs bring their firm’s data economy into the light.

 

 

Paul Sonderegger
Senior Data Strategist 
Oracle

11:00am - 11:45am
Panel Discussion: "Fearless Leadership in the Age of Disruption"

Session topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Were you proactive in identifying the potential for digital disruption and overall impact on your organization?
    • How can organizations implement roadmaps to better identify time frames for impact and avoid setbacks? 
  • In what ways have you adapted your strategies to compensate for the new emerging technologies that will affect your organization?
    • What do you see as primary factors in disruption?
  • What process redesign strategies has your organization implemented during this period of digital disruption?
  • How are you partnering with other department execs to drive business forward?
  • What are the benefits to digital disruption within your industry?
  • How have you worked towards addressing skill gap with your employees as new technology requires differing skill sets?
    • Will organizations ever be able to overcome skill gap as technology will always be innovating?
    • In your opinion, are there strategies to shrink the gap if it cannot be closed?

Moderator:

Paul Machamer
Project Manager, Architecture Team and Operations - Chicago
CCC Information Services

Panelists:

Jonathan Morse
Vice President, Technology & Continuous Improvement
Topco

Jim Schiefelbein
Chief Marketing Technology Officer
Apartment People

Chris Stout
Vice President, Department of Clinical Research and Data Analytics
ATI Physical Therapy

Joe Wilson
Chief Technology Officer, North America
Workday

11:45am - 12:05pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring IBM: "Will You Lead or Lag? Modernizing Enterprise Applications to Succeed in Digital Transformation"

Digital transformation is all around us—every industry worldwide is experiencing it and it's not a "one and done" event. What separates leaders and laggards in digital transformation? Learn from IBM client case studies on how they are succeeding at digital reinvention, including key actions they are taking and the quantitative results they are realizing. Additionally, hear about the key findings from the IBM commissioned Forrester global study that uncovered the importance of enterprise applications as the critical foundation to enable success in digital transformation. The study documents the best practices and results of organizations that are succeeding at digital reinvention.

David Miller
Vice President/Partner, Financial Services Application Innovation
IBM

12:05pm - 12:25pm
Networking Break
12:25pm - 12:45pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Digital Transformation Story: Driving Incremental Value at Coupa"

Digital transformation has risen to the top of the corporate agenda, and companies are increasingly looking to CFOs to take the lead in setting strategies for data and technology. This session provides a preview into how Coupa's Finance and IT teams collaborated to use data to drive incremental value across the organization. Eric Tan share's his authentic story; of what worked, what did not work, in the past year helping Coupa through their digital transformation journey.

Eric Tan

Vice President, Head of Business Services
Coupa

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Roundtable Discussion: "Strengthening the CIO-CFO Partnership"

As technology continues to play a larger role in driving  competitive advantage across all organizations, it is more important than ever that CFOs and CIOs collaborate closely and efficiently. Despite the challenges, this partnership can improve an organization's ability to align IT investment with strategic business growth - throught strenghting this partnership. 

Join us for an interactive discussion as we hear from an IT leader on best practices for IT and Finance collaboration, and then get involved as the audience participates in roundtable discussions and presents their own experiences and solutions.

Michelle Bray
Vice President IP and Technology Counsel 
KAR Auction Services, Inc.

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Lunch
2:15pm - 3:00pm
Panel Discussion: "Putting Technologies of Today to Work for Tomorrow"

Session topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Have you begun implementing machine learning strategies into your organization?
    • How have you determined where and when to implement machine learning algorithms?
  • How are you transforming your IT services to deliver at the speed the business demands?
    • Are there specific technologies or processes that are enabling your transformation?
  • How do organizations determine whether private, public, or hybrid cloud is right program based on organization’s needs?
    • Discuss the cost efficiency between the various cloud computing programs.
  • Should cost play a factor when deciding on cloud computing?
  • How do you see the impact of containers, kubernetes and ‘cloud native applications’ on your organization and technology stack?
    • How are you addressing the skills gap to address the challenges with the pace of innovation?
  • Has your organization been successful when implementing Blockchain?
  • What are the key differences between automation and orchestration when trying to improve IT processes within their DevOps culture?
  • How are you collaborating with other executives to ensure successful implementation across all other departments?

Moderator:

Philip Kepler
Managing Director, Innovation & Platform Management
Charles Schwab and Co

Panelists:

Eddie Doyle
Head of Customer Engagement 
Check Point

Karl Gouverneur
Vice President, Head of Digital Innovation and Chief Technology Officer  
The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company Inc

David Hoag
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer 
OCC

Leecox Omollo
Director – Digital Center of Excellence
AdTalem Global Education

*Please note that this session is off the record

3:00pm - 3:15pm
Networking Break
3:15pm - 3:50pm
Fireside Chat: "Women in IT - Breaking the Digital Ceiling"

Session topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Describe your career journey and your personal experience in your previous and current role in the industry. 
  • In your experience, how have you seen women break down barriers in regards to challenges in your department and organization?
  • If we understood and valued more of the right skills needed in today’s environment, would that naturally translate to more women in IT?
  • How are you partnering with HR and other departments in efforts to bring in more women into IT?
  • What advice do you have for the audience to increase the number of women working and holding management positions in IT?

Participants:

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

Michelle Bray
Vice President IP and Technology Counsel 
KAR Auction Services, Inc.

Jacqueline Dioguardi
Vice President, US Commercial Business,Technology Solutions 
Abbvie

3:50pm - 4:25pm
Keynote Presentation:"Building a Winning Digital Experience Strategy"

With the rapid evolution in mobile technology, the acceleration in data management capabilities and relentless advancement of Machine learning technologies, most organizations are grimly aware that in order to win or even remain in their markets, they must formulate and execute the right digital strategy.  Nevertheless, studies report that more than 50% of digital strategies end up as dismal failures.  Organizations across the world expend energy and scarce resources pursuing strategies that fail to deliver any of their intended value. Stakeholders suffer losses and employees experience frustration, burn out and disillusionment as their organizations swivel from one digital strategy to the other.  But failure doesn’t really have to be the norm.  In this presentation, we propose a practical approach for defining a winning a digital strategy and one that delivers a sustainable advantage for your organization.

Leecox Omollo
Director – Digital Center of Excellence
AdTalem Global Education

4:25pm - 4:30pm
Closing Remarks by Argyle Host

Jim Schiefelbein
Chief Marketing Technology Officer 
Apartment People

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cocktail Reception
*Schedule and timing is subject to change

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Hotels

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Hotel Blake Chicago

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Chicago, IL 60605

Telephone: (312) 986-1234