Chief Information Officer

1 Day Meeting

2018 CIO Leadership Forum: Data Strategy & Innovation

Boston, MA May 02, 2018

Overview

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!

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Speakers

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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

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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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"

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"

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

Jamal Fuller
Channel Director
Progress Software

10:40am - 11:25am
Panel Discussion: "The Strategic IT Executive in 2018"

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

Eric Johnson
Sr. Technologist, Enterprise Cloud
Nutanix



12:05pm - 12:40pm
Keynote Presentation: "AI - The Muscle and the Brain"

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"

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"

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"

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

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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

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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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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