Chief Information Officer

1 Day Meeting

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

Los Angeles, CA - May 16, 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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Michael Conroy

Sr VP of IT

Publicis Groupe

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Rob Evans

Vice President of the Americas

Dell Boomi

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David Koepke

Division President Global Information Services HQ

Roland DG Corporation

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Ravi Krishnan

Chief Information Officer (CIO)


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Dion Record

Vice President, Information Systems

Meyer Corporation U.S

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Vince Saavedra

SVP & Deputy Chief Information Officer

AEG Worldwide


This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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7:45am - 8:45am
8:50am - 9:00am
Argyle Opening Remarks
9:00am - 9:35am
Fireside Chat: 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?
9:35am - 10:05am
Table Talk
10:05am - 10:25am
Thought Leadership featuring Adobe
10:25am - 10:50am
Network Break
10:50am - 11:35am
Panel Discussion: "Continuing the Cloud Journey - Seamless, Streamlined, and Secure"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • How do organizations determine whether private, public, or hybrid cloud is the right program based on the organization’s needs? 
  • As your workloads migrate to multiple cloud providers, what are best practices you can put in place to ensure the security of your data?
  • What efforts are in place to ensure compliance with internal and industry data protection mandates?
  • How do you assemble required functionality across multiple cloud providers?
  • How are you measuring the performance of services in real-time to identify potential problems and prepare for the future? 



Michael Conroy
Sr VP of IT
Publicis Groupe

Ravi Krishnan
Chief Information Officer (CIO

Dion Record
Vice President, Information Systems
Meyer Corporation U.S.

11:35am - 11:55am
Thought Leadership
11:55am - 12:10pm
Network Break
12:10am - 12:50pm
Panel Discussion: "Becoming an Information Driven Enterprise"

Topics include, but aren’t limited to:

  • What are some top information handling challenges that your organization is facing?
  • What are some best practices to move away from siloed data models and applications?
  • Best practices to move away from fragmented processes and approaches?
  • How are you currently identifying, facilitating and extracting value from data sources?
  • How are you actively creating a strategy that ties together structured and unstructured data?
  • How are you improving your understanding of unstructured data with the help of AI and machine learning?
  • How do you foster a culture within your organization that places emphasis on information as a key asset?
12:50pm - 1:50pm
1:50pm - 2:35pm:
Panel Discussion: "Utilizing Data Security & Strategy to Drive the Business Forward"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • How is your organization translating data into actionable consumer insights and better decision making?
  • Discuss a few best practices for prioritizing and governing investments in data analytics and insight generation
  • How are you measuring results and demonstrating ROI in the new digital context?
  • How are you addressing new data security requirements and compliance mandates?
  • How is your organization meeting compliance and discuss best practice requirements for protecting data from external threats or malicious insiders
  • Discuss best practices to assure control of your data across every physical and virtual server on and off your premises



David Koepke
Division President Global Information Services HQ
Roland DG Corporation

2:35pm - 3:10pm
Fireside Chat:"Fearless Leadership in the Age of Disruption"

 Session topics will 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?
3:10pm - 3:45pm
Keynote Presentation: "The Digital CIO"

In an era of Digital Leadership void CIOs need to step in a new leadership role to drive digital transformation and evolve their responsibilities to influence the corporate strategy and getting closer to the revenue stream. CIOs need to evolve and become critical capabilities champions and mature “Digital” to become a critical enterprise capability.

In this session we will look at four basic steps to define a digital strategy and review six shifts that will shape the digital enterprise in 2020.

3:45pm - 3:55pm
Closing Remarks featuring Argyle Host
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Closing Reception
*Schedule and timing is subject to change


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