Chief Information Officer

1 Day Meeting

2019 CIO Leadership Forum: Embracing the Digital Revolution, from Information to Transformation

Chicago, IL - Oct 17, 2019


In today’s digitally focused landscape, leading IT executives must ensure that their initiatives are not only disruptive enough to impact their business, but also their industry. An innovative CIO knows that success as a digital-first company is led by technology and coupled with a customer-centric culture.

Driving change to achieve organizational growth is now powered by having a better understanding of your customer’s needs and reinforcing them with the strategic implementation of technology.

Argyle’s CIO Leadership Forum brings together IT executives to develop relationships, exchange ideas and find solutions to navigate digital transformation.

Topic Areas:

  • The business of transformation creating a roadmap for change.
  • Cultivating a customer-centric culture
  • Defining innovation at the C-suite level
  • Demystifying and deploying blockchain for effective adoption and achievable results
  • Creating value for your organization through data analytics, machine learning and AI
  • Becoming more agile through clearly defined micro-services and API-based integration

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Guha Athreya Bhagavan

Guha Athreya Bhagavan

Director, Data Science


MQ Qureshi

MQ Qureshi

Founder, CEO


Kirti Vaidya

Kirti Vaidya

Vice President, Business Architecture and Transformation

Gallagher Bassett


This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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7:40am - 8:40am
Check-in/Networking Breakfast
8:40am - 8:45am
Argyle Opening Remarks
8:45am - 9:20am
Keynote Presentation: The CIO Evolution: Moving From Tactical Responder to Strategic Leader

The CIO has the unique opportunity to provide thought leadership advice on how advances in technology can significantly change a company’s core products and services.  This knowledge can help to reshape the business and drive bottom-line impact.

9:20am - 9:50am
Table Talks

These facilitated, small group discussions are based around key findings from Argyle’s pre-event insights survey. In these off-the-record idea-exchange meetings, attendees share challenges, pain points and real-world decision-making efforts. 

9:50am - 10:10am
Thought Leadership Spotlight
10:10am - 10:35am
Networking Break
10:35am - 11:20am
Panel Discussion: Strategic Planning to Identify Vulnerabilities and Risks

As a leader, your goal is to create a roadmap to protect the information and infrastructure of your company while aligning business goals and organizational risk. Learn how to effectively create a strategic plan that complements your business goals while maintaining a responsible level of risk management.

11:20am - 11:40am
Thought Leadership Spotlight
11:40am - 12:05pm
Networking Break
12:05pm - 12:25pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight
12:25pm - 1:10pm
Panel Discussion: How to Achieve Effective Migration Without Blowing your Budget

Budgets are shrinking every day, but the work still has to be done. Join us to learn how some of today’s top CIOs are navigating cloud migration on a budget. Hear what it takes to lead the charge and move your organization cloudward and beyond.

1:10pm - 2:10pm
Networking Lunch
2:10pm - 2:55pm
Roundtable Discussion: Positioning Your Organization for Growth, Agility and Flexibility

Real digital transformation comes with the reinvention of major portions of your business. Core technology systems, operating processes and business models are evaluated, replaced or streamlined. Digital transformation is a fundamental shift in how a company delivers value, drives revenue and wants to be perceived in the marketplace. In this thought-provoking segment attendees will work together to unbox solutions around how to effectively navigate the transformation journey.

2:55pm - 3:30pm
Keynote Presentation: Agile Architecture with Microservices and API

Kirti Vaidya
Vice President, Business Architecture and Transformation
Gallagher Bassett 

3:30pm - 4:05pm
Keynote Presentation: Harnessing the Power of Data to Drive Business Growth

Join us for an interactive discussion focused on the use of data analytics to inform the business and increase revenue.

MQ Qureshi
Founder, CEO

4:05pm - 4:15pm
Argyle Closing Remarks
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Closing Reception

Stay with us for cocktails and conversation. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to wind down with your peers and make some last-minute connections.


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This event will feature insights from top executives, including

  • Thought Leadership Spotlight & App Partner

  • Panel & App Partner

  • Breakout Session Partner

  • Senior Supporter Partner

Advisory Board

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