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1 Day Meeting

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

Dallas, TX - Sep 12, 2019


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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Venugopalan Vidyashankar

Venugopalan Vidyashankar

Enterprise Data Architect

Heartland Payment Systems


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7:30am - 8:30am
Check-in/Networking Breakfast
8:30am - 8:40am
Argyle Opening Remarks
8:40am - 9:25am
Keynote Presentation: 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.

9:25am - 9:55am
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. 

9:55am - 10:15am
Thought Leadership Spotlight
10:15am - 10:40am
Networking Break
10:40am - 11:30am
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.

11:30am - 11:50am
Thought Leadership Spotlight
11:50am - 12:05pm
Networking Break
12:05pm - 12:25pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight
12:25pm - 1:15pm
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.



Venugopalan Vidyashankar
Enterprise Data Architect
Heartland Payment Systems

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Networking Lunch
2:15pm - 3:15pm
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.

3:15pm - 4:45pm
Keynote Presentation: Building a Case for Talent

Who are the types of people you need at your organization? What skill set is needed to fill the gap? These are the questions you need to answer to structure your team successfully.  

4:45pm - 5:15pm
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.

5:15pm - 5:20pm
Argyle Closing Remarks
5:20pm - 6:20pm
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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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.