Chief Information Officer

1 Day Meeting

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

Dallas, TX - Sep 12, 2019

Overview

In today’s thriving digitally focused landscape, leading IT executives across all organizations must ask themselves whether what their initiatives are disruptive enough to impact their business and industry. While transformation implies that there is an end to some, many leaders know that the digital journey do not end, and adapting is the only means of survival. 

The modern CIO knows that success as a digital first company does not lead with technology, but instead focuses on overhauling the enterprise with customer centric goals and mindsets. Organizational growth can now be defined as the balancing act between strategic implementation of technology with the ability to consistently drive change. 

Argyle’s CIO Leadership Forum provides the relationships, resources, and solutions to help IT leaders digitally transform their organizations. In collaboration with our Argyle Influencers CIO Advisory Board, we have designed an agenda that will touch on: 

  • The business of transformation – modernizing applications, anticipating threats, and prioritizing your roadmap 
  • Continuing the cloud journey to ensure it is seamless, streamlined, and secure 
  • Demystifying and deploying blockchain for effective adoption and achievable results 
  • Creating value for your organization through machine learning and AI 
  • Becoming more agile through clearly defined micro-services and API-based integration 
  • The next generation CIO – building engaged teams and redefining what is possible for the enterprise 
  • Using advanced analytics, data coming from connected devices, and the power of AI and machine learning to derive insights to drive better business results

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Who Should Attend

Speakers

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Chidi Alams

Chidi Alams

Chief Information Officer

Jiffy Lube

Brad Beutlich

Brad Beutlich

Vice President of Sales Western Region and LATAM

nCipher

Larry Brandt

Larry Brandt

Senior Director, Information Security and Technology Operations

Think Finance

Jennifer Brungardt-Thomas

Jennifer Brungardt-Thomas

Senior Vice President, Recruiting

Texas Capital Bank

Nellson Burns

Nellson Burns

Vice President, Information Technology, CIO

Dal-Tile Corporation

Kevin Christ

Kevin Christ

Board Member

SIM - DFW

Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn

SVP , CIO & CISO

US Retirement & Benefits Partners

Anthony Howell

Anthony Howell

Enterprise Architect

Builders FirstSource

Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones

CIO

Comfort Systems USA

Rusty Kennington

Rusty Kennington

CIO

Corsicana Mattress Company

Ron Lujan

Ron Lujan

Director, Enterprise Resource Planning

Southern Methodist University

Gerry Mecca

Gerry Mecca

Former VP of IT

Keurig Dr Pepper

Brian Morovitz

Brian Morovitz

Director of Sales Engineering

Trend Micro

Chris Perkins

Chris Perkins

Account Executive

Zerto

Sam Raghavachari

Sam Raghavachari

VP, Enterprise Applications

Howard Hughes Corporation

Bob Rayes

Bob Rayes

CIO

Corgan

Chintan Shah

Chintan Shah

VP Data Science, Analytics and Machine Learning,

Hyla Mobile

J.D Stotts

J.D Stotts

Chief Information Officer

Whitley Penn

Tom Sweet

Tom Sweet

VP in IT Services

GM Financial

John Thokala

John Thokala

Director, BI Technology Services

SCI Shared Resources, LLC

Gertrude Van Horn

Gertrude Van Horn

SVP & CIO

NCH Corporation

Venugopalan Vidyashankar

Venugopalan Vidyashankar

Enterprise Data Architect

Heartland Payment Systems

Doug Williams

Doug Williams

Chief Technology Officer

American Airlines Center

Agenda

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8:00am - 9:00am
Check-in/Networking Breakfast
9:00am - 9:05am
Argyle Opening Remarks

Kevin Christ
Board Member
SIM - DFW

9:05am - 9:10am
Session Introduction featuring Zerto

Chris Perkins
Account Executive
Zerto

9:10am-9:45am
Fireside Chat: Transforming a Sleeping Giant

While not a household name, Corsicana Mattress is a leading supplier to known brands as well as private label products, selling 100 million mattresses since inception.  While mattress manufacturing may be considered a “tired” industry, accelerating business and technology innovation drive many sleepless nights.  Corsicana Mattress is leading industry disruption with innovations in pricing, sales, manufacturing, distribution and product innovation driving substantive growth.  These business changes demand new approaches in IT development and adoption.  Join Rusty as he shares stories from the front on how he has rebuilt IT capability internally and via partners to meet the business’ evolving need.

 

Rusty Kennington
CIO
Corsicana Mattress Company

9:45am - 10:15am
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. 

10:15am - 10:40am
Networking Break
10:40am - 11:25am
Panel Discussion: Leadership in the Age of Disruption: Being Proactive to Brace for Impact

The age of disruption is here. As a technology leader, you can no longer allow your stakeholders to bury their heads in the sand. The only way to propel your company into the future is to be proactive and brace for impact. Arming your company with the technologies, talent, and processes is the only solution for sustainability and longevity.

Moderator:

Jeremy Jones
Chief Information Officer
Comfort Systems

Panelists:

Chintan Shah
VP Data Science, Analytics and Machine Learning
Hyla Mobile

Jennifer Brungardt-Thomas
Senior Vice President, Recruiting
Texas Capital Bank

Tom Sweet
VP IT Quality Assurance, ITS
GM Financial

Larry Brandt
Senior Director, Information Security and Technology Operations
Think Finance


11:25am - 11:45pm
Networking Break
11:45am - 12:30pm
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.

Moderator:

Bob Rayes
CIO
Corgan

Panelists:

Doug Williams
Chief Technology Officer
American Airlines Center

Brian Morovitz
Director of Sales Engineering
Trend Micro 

Anthony Howell
Enterprise Architect
Builders FirstSource

Brad Beutlich 
Vice President of Sales Western Region and LATAM
nCipher Securities

12:30pm -1:30pm
Networking Lunch
1:30pm - 2:15pm
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.

Moderator:
Gertrude G. Van Horn
SVP & CIO
NCH Corporation

Panelists:

Venugopalan Vidyashankar
Enterprise Data Architect
Heartland Payment Systems

Ron Lujan
Director, Enterprise Resource Planning
Southern Methodist University

Sam Raghavachari
VP, Enterprise Applications
Howard Hughes Corporation 

2:15pm - 3:00pm
Roundtable Discussion:Strategies for our New Reality: Rapid Proactive and Reactive Digital Disruption
  1. 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.

Kevin Christ
Board Member
SIM - DFW

Nellson Burns
Vice President, Information Technology, CIO,
Daltile 

J.D. Stotts
Chief Information Officer
Whitley Penn

Gerry Mecca
Former VP of IT
Keurig Dr Pepper

Kevin Dunn
SVP, CIO & CISO
US Retirement & Benefits Partners

Rusty Kennington
CIO
Corsicana Mattress Company


3:00pm-3:10pm
Networking Break
3:10pm - 3:45pm
Keynote Presentation: The Magic of AI

How to put AI to work for you to identify data anomalies.

How to predict the sale and resolve cash flow issues.

Rx for your Sales issue through AI

John Thokala
Director, BI Technology Services
SCI Shared Resources, LLC


3:45pm - 4:20pm
Keynote Presentation: Maintaining a Competitive Edge: How Legacy Companies Are Staying in the Game and Winning

To stay relevant and compete in an agile landscape, IT leaders must identify the elements of the business that are most ripe for disruption and tackle those first. Knowing your business inside out offers you the advantage of streamlining your processes to be more efficient, and enables you to incorporate new services or products into your business model.

Chidi Alams
Chief Information Officer
Jiffy Lube

4:20pm - 4:25pm
Argyle Closing Remarks

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.

4:25 - 5:25
Cocktail Reception

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