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

Request Invite to this Event

We will get back to you shortly

Speakers

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email speakerinquiry@argyleforum.com

Chidi Alams

Chidi Alams

Chief Information Officer

Jiffy Lube

Jennifer Brungardt-Thomas

Jennifer Brungardt-Thomas

Senior Vice President, Recruiting

Texas Capital Bank

Ron Lujan

Ron Lujan

Director, Enterprise Resource Planning

Southern Methodist University

Brian Morovitz

Brian Morovitz

Director of Sales Engineering

Trend Micro

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

Tom Sweet

Tom Sweet

VP in IT Services

GM Financial

John Thokala

John Thokala

Director, BI Technology Services

SCI Shared Resources, LLC

Andy Ulrich

Andy Ulrich

Head of Security, Americas

Ericsson

Venugopalan Vidyashankar

Venugopalan Vidyashankar

Enterprise Data Architect

Heartland Payment Systems

Doug Williams

Doug Williams

Chief Technology Officer

American Airlines Center

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

Download Agenda
7:40am - 8:40am
Check-in/Networking Breakfast
8:45am - 9:20am
Argyle Opening Remarks
9:00am - 9:35am
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.

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


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.

Moderator:

Bob Rayes
Chief Innovation Officer
Corgan

Panelists:

Doug Williams
Chief Technology Officer
American Airlines Center

Andy Ulrich
Head of Security
Ericsson

Brian Morovitz
Director of Sales Engineering
Trend Micro 


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.

 

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 

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: 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


3:30pm - 4:05pm
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

4:05pm - 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.

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring an event ?

Speak to one of our dedicated sponsorship teams sponsorship@argyleforum.com

Sponsorship Information

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

  • Panel Partner

  • Session Introduction Partner

  • Senior Supporter Partner

  • Senior Supporter Partner

  • Senior Supporter Partner

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.