Chief Information Officer

1 Day Meeting

2018 Information Technology & Security Forum

Boston, MA Dec 12, 2018

Overview

Ride the Cutting Edge of Digital Transformation

Now an integral factor in the future of the business, digital transformation continues at an unabated pace. For change-makers and transformation agents in the world’s largest companies, that means the role of IT leadership is rapidly shifting.

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together top minds in the field and spotlight these changes. Designed by and for IT executives, the agenda features presentations from thought leaders and senior IT leaders on topics such as big data, IoT, machine learning, migration to smarter digital ecosystems, business realignment through technology, and organizational leadership.

As an participant, you’ll discuss important topics that are top of mind for senior IT leadership, including:

  • Leveraging Information Technology as a new center for innovation in the digital age
  • Navigating top trends and risks driving IT spend
  • Embracing and facilitating the migration to a digital ecosystem to boost productivity and increase speed to market
  • Nurturing a nimble and flexible workforce that will continue to evolve alongside modernized IT infrastructure


Join us for a day full of forward thinking presentations, round table discussions, and networking opportunities with fellow IT executives to discuss paths for transformation in your business.

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Speakers

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David Appelbaum

Chief Marketing Officer

Vailmail

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John Arsneault

Chief Information Officer

Goulston & Storrs

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Paul Brassil

Vice President,Business Technology Solutions

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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Steven Carlini

Vice President, Innovation and Data Center

Schneider Electric North America

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Subhasree Chakraborty

Assistant Vice President, Infrastructure & Operations

The TJX Companies

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James Chilton

Chief Information Officer

Cengage Learning

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Frances Eason

IT Program Manager

Massachusetts Port Authority

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Tracey Haneman

Acting Chief Information Security Officer

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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Arthur Harvey

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Boston Medical Center

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Peter Henstock

Senior Data Scientist - Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Statistics and Visualization

Pfizer

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Natalia Hilton

Director of Operations

ALPFA, Inc

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Eric Johnson

Senior Technologist, Enterprise Cloud

Nutanix

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Christina Mazzone

Information Security Officer

Partners Healthcare - Brigham Health

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Franklin Rosado

Chief Technology Officer

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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Larry Wilson

Senior Consultant (Former CISO)

University of Massachusetts

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
9:10am - 9:45am
Keynote Presentation: "What Does it Take to Transform a 100 Year Old Publishing Company into a Global Ed-tech Software and Subscription Company?"

Five time CIO Jim Chilton will talk about his experiences so far with digital transformation at Cengage learning. Jim will share some of the methods he is leveraging to enable this business transformation as well as some examples of success and failure during this journey.

James Chilton
Chief Information Officer  
Cengage Learning

9:45am - 10:05am
Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Closing the Loop: Creating a Modern, Layered Approach to Email Security"

Email is the single oldest form of digital communication, and is still far-and-away the most-used internet application worldwide. And and yet it remains one of the most fundamentally insecure, with phishing attacks and business email compromise (BEC) accelerating at staggering rates and compromising organizations with security leaks, damaged brand trust, and billions in financial losses from fraudulent email. During this session we’ll provide details on how hackers can hijack your organizations’ emailing domains to send fraudulent email to your customers, partners, and employees. We’ll discuss how automated anti-phishing technology fits into a layered security framework that includes secure email gateways, training, and encrypted email. We’ll also address how these technologies can work together with to create a complete, automated system for email trust and security.

David Appelbaum
Chief Marketing Officer
Valimail

10:05am - 10:35am
Networking Break
10:35am - 11:20am
Panel Discussion: "Fearless Leadership in the Age of Disruption"

Session topics 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:

Frances Eason
IT Program Manager
Massachusetts Port Authority

Panelists:

John Arsneault
Chief Information Officer
Goulston & Storrs

Paul Brassil
Vice President,Business Technology Solutions
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Arthur Harvey
Vice President & Chief Information Officer 
Boston Medical Center

11:20am - 11:45am
Networking Break
11:45am - 12:20pm
Keynote Presentation: "Capturing the Value of AI & Machine Learning: A Perspective from the Pharma Sector on Overcoming the Roadblocks and Riding the Trends"

Since Harvard Business Review made a case for the Data Scientist as the sexiest job of the 21st century, some industries have been transformed and others are still a work in progress.  This talk will first provide a perspective on some of the exciting trends from the AI/Machine Learning world over the past few years.  We will then discuss some of the obstacles and challenges faced as we shift toward a data-driven culture, and how we are working to overcome them for various projects.

Peter Henstock
Senior Data Scientist - Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Statistics and Visualization  
Pfizer

12:20pm - 1:05pm
Roundtable Discussion featuring Nutanix

Eric Johnson
Senior Technologist, Enterprise Cloud
Nutanix

1:05pm - 2:05pm
Lunch
2:05pm - 2:50pm
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:

Frances Eason
IT Program Manager
Massachusetts Port Authority

Panelists:

Subhasree Chakraborty
Assistant Vice President, Infrastructure & Operations
The TJX Companies

Larry Wilson
Senior Consultant (Former CISO)
University of Massachusetts

2:50pm - 3:35pm
Roundtable Discussions: "The Digital Transformation of Data Centers - in the Cloud and on the Edge"

Today’s data centers are the backbone of a “smart everything” world enabling a futuristic digital lifestyle.   Data Centers have come a long way from the old mainframe computer rooms of the past and now showcase the latest artificial intelligence, GPU’s, modular and scalable IT hardware, with virtualized and containerized applications, services and microservices.   Complexity is high as data centers are now deployed n hybrid architectures of centralized, regional edge and local edge configurations.  Applications requiring massive computational power like AI, AVI and blockchain that will be enabled by low latency RAN’s like 5G are here and growing fast.  We will show how today’s data center needs to evolve to by implementing new technologies including liquid cooling, micro data centers, prefabrication and IoT enabled cloud based management. 

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

Steven Carlini
Vice President, Innovation and Data Center 
Schneider Electric North America

3:35pm - 4:20pm
Panel Discussion: "Cracking Down on the Talent Crisis"

Topics include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Exploring new ways to discover IT talent
  • Developing training programs and community engagement
  • Retaining and advancing your current workforce
  • Discussing tried-and true approaches that still work
  • Increasing diversity and women in IT
  • Finding the right candidate while working with a set budget

Moderator:

Franklin Rosado
Chief Technology Officer 
Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Participants:

Tracey Haneman
Acting Chief Information Security Officer
Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Natalia Hilton
Director of Operations
ALPFA, Inc

Christina Mazzone
Information Security Officer
Partners Healthcare - Brigham Health

*Please note that this session is off the record

4:20pm - 4:25pm
Closing Remarks by Argyle Host
4:25pm -5:25pm
Closing Reception
*Schedule and timing is subject to change

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Advisory Board

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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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Hyatt Regency Boston

One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111

Telephone: (617) 912-1234

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The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common

10 Avery Street
Boston, MA 02111

Telephone: 617-574-7100

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Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

Telephone: (617) 262-9600