Chief Information Officer

1 Day Meeting

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

San Francisco, CA - Sep 10, 2019

Overview

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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Who Should Attend

Speakers

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Pallav Agrawal

Pallav Agrawal

Director, Data Science

Levi Strauss & Co.

Paul Appleby

Paul Appleby

CEO

Kinetica

Matt Baird

Matt Baird

Co-Founder & CTO

AtScale

Ishwar Bharbhari

Ishwar Bharbhari

Director of Information Technology

Yamaha

Paul Cattrone

Paul Cattrone

Client Principal, Vertica Solutions

Micro Focus

Anne Davidson Barr

Anne Davidson Barr

VP Information and Operational Integration

Sutter Health

Ann Dunkin

Ann Dunkin

Chief Information Officer

County of Santa Clara

Liberty Franks

Liberty Franks

Consultant

Berkeley SkyDeck

Dr. Andrew Guitarte, PMP, CBAP

Dr. Andrew Guitarte, PMP, CBAP

Enterprise Business Architect

Wells Fargo Bank

Ashish Mehta

Ashish Mehta

Director, Enterprise Applications

Dolby Laboratories

Poupak Modirassari-Enbom

Poupak Modirassari-Enbom

Vice President of Sales

West at Thales

Ashish Mohindroo

Ashish Mohindroo

Vice President

Oracle Cloud

Joseph Moreau

Joseph Moreau

Vice Chancellor, Technology

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Deb Muro

Deb Muro

CIO

El Camino Health

Gaja Nagarajan

Gaja Nagarajan

Managing Director, Information Technology

Maxim Integrated Products

Shahin Pirooz

Shahin Pirooz

Chief Technology Officer

DataEndure

Thomas Roehm

Thomas Roehm

Senior Director of Global Industry Practices

SAS

Salim Shaikh

Salim Shaikh

Sr. Global Industries Strategy Director

JDA Software

Stephen Wood

Stephen Wood

Chief Product Officer

Dell Boomi

Yongsheng Wu

Yongsheng Wu

Former, Head of Big Data, ML Platform, Pinterest

Stealth Mode Startup Company

Joe Wyka

Joe Wyka

PMO Director

Otsuka America

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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7:30am - 8:30am
Check-in/Networking Breakfast
8:30am - 8:35am
Opening Remarks
8:35am - 9:10am
Fireside Chat: Leadership in the Age of Disruption: Bracing for Impact

The age of disruption is here. As a technology leader, you cannot 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 latest technology, talent, and processes is the only solution for sustainability and growth.

Yongsheng Wu
Former Head of Big Data, ML Platform
Pinterest

Ashish Mehta
Director, Enterprise Applications
Dolby Laboratories 

9:10am - 9:40am
Table Talks

These facilitated, small-group discussions focus on 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.

9:40am - 10:00am
Thought Leadership Presented by Boomi: The Rise of Low-Code Platforms

Low-code platforms are changing the way organizations innovate by empowering more people to build software applications. Technology and business leaders are changing how they think about the approach to software delivery and process improvement. However, for all the promise these platforms bring, there are challenges that need to be overcome.

 
- Learn more about Low-Code Platforms
- Gain insights into current technologies and approaches
- Understand the pluses and minuses of adopting this technology

 

Steve Wood
Chief Product Officer, Dell 
Boomi

10:00am - 10:25am
Networking Break
10:25am - 10:45am
Thought Leadership Presented by SAS Analytics, Conquering the Analytics Last Mile

Many organizations are pursuing data-driven strategies as they pursue digital transformation.  They have adopted technologies, both open source and purchased, to not only manage their data, but also discover insights through analytics and artificial intelligence.  Yet, despite these investments they still struggle to make it to analytics’ last mile – the critical point where analytics deployment drives decision-making at scale to create business value.  Data shows that more than 50% of models developed with the intention of operationalizing them are never actually deployed and 90 percent take three months or more to deploy.  So, we must ask ourselves, what is the opportunity cost when half of an organization’s most promising models become shelf-ware? There has to be a better way.  And, there is.

By applying a ModelOps approach and applying technology to optimize much of the automation, organizations can drive efficient model development, deployment, governance, monitoring and retraining at scale. In this session you will learn how to put analytics into action while providing model governance and scalability that drive real results.

 

Thomas Roehm
Senior Director of Global Industry Practices
SAS

10:45am - 11:30am
Panel Discussion: Continuing the Cloud Journey - Seamless, Streamlined, and Secure

We all know that the company needs to play a major role in the decision-making process, but what are the other must-haves that influence the final decision? Join us to hear first-hand the decision-making process that goes into determining how companies engage cloud migration. Get a checklist of the pros and cons weighed that influence the decision to go private, public or hybrid.

We’ll discuss:

  • 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?

Moderator:

Dr. Andrew Guitarte, PMP, CBAP
Enterprise Business Architect
Wells Fargo Bank

Panelists:

Poupak Modirassari-Enbom
Vice President of Sales, West
Thales

Ishwar Bharbhari
Director of Information Technology
Yamaha

Paul Cattrone
Client Principal, Vertica Solutions 
Micro Focus

Gaja Nagarajan
MD, Cloud & Enterprise Apps
Maxim Integrated


11:30am - 11:50am
Thought Leadership Presented by Kinetica "Transforming Industries with Active Analytics"

The forces of IoT, 5G, and AI are driving massive shifts in the way organizations operate. There’s no industry that won’t be impacted by these technologies. And at the heart of this transformation is data. Data generated by IoT devices, transmitted by 5G, and analyzed by AI. But businesses looking to lead in this new era are finding themselves challenged. Traditional data and analytics infrastructure is reaching its limits, slowing adoption of revolutionary new technology and development of new products and services. Static dashboards and passive processes that give business leaders an outdated view of the business are no longer sustainable. Organizations need to make the move to active analytics, a new paradigm in which data is constantly analyzed, decisions are made dynamically, and machine intelligence is combined with human intuition for new insight. We’ll explore the key components of an active analytics architecture and discuss live applications in the real world.

Paul Appleby
CEO
Kinetica

11:50am - 12:10pm
Networking Break
12:10pm - 12:30pm
Thought Leadership Presented by JDA Software "ARTIFICIAL Intelligence - REAL results"

As a CIO, CDO or CTO you will know that supply chains deliver your company’s goods, products, services and promises. In this day and age of digitalization, the hard lines between industry specific supply chains like Hi-Tech, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors, Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail etc. are blurring and the boundaries are disappearing –“Industry Morphing”. Industries are gravitating towards each other as they require lot of intelligence, experience and learning from adjacent industries to create successful ecosystems. API-led architectures and AI-powered Supply Chain Management (SCM) Platforms will allow for seamless integration with the digital ecosystems to ingest real-time data and leverage Big Data, AI and ML to deliver significant competitive advantage.

Salim Shaikh
Sr. Global Industries Strategy Director
JDA Software

12:30pm - 1:15pm
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:

Joe Wyka
PMO Director
Otsuka America

Panelists:

Shahin Pirooz
Chief Technology Officer
DataEndure

Gaja Nagarajan
MD, Cloud & Enterprise Apps
Maxim Integrated

Matt Baird
Co-Founder & CTO
AtScale

Deb Muro
Chief Information Officer
El Camino Hospital

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Lunch
2:15pm - 3:00pm
Roundtable Discussion: "Embracing Digital Transformation Initiatives in Your Organization"

Digital transformation is a fundamental shift in how a company delivers value, drives revenue and seeks to be perceived in the marketplace. Real digital transformation comes with the reinvention of major portions of the enterprise. Core technology systems, workforce components, and institutional culture must be evaluated and considered in effectively transforming an organization. In this thought-provoking segment, attendees will work together to unbox solutions around how to effectively navigate the transformation journey.

Joseph Moreau
Vice Chancellor,Technology
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Anne Davidson Barr 
VP Information and Operational Integration
Sutter Health

 

 

3:00pm - 3:35pm
Keynote Presentation: "Attracting, Retaining and Leveraging Talent to Transform Your Organization"

Organizations want to adopt modern practices like agile, DevSecOps and continuous delivery but those efforts frequently fail outright or fail to scale. Modern development and operations practices require a culture change to achieve results.  Both managers and team members need different skills to be successful in the modern IT organization. This session will focus on the changes you need to make in your culture and talent management practices to ensure that you have the right employees, with the right skills, in the right role to deliver results.

Ann Dunkin
Chief Information Officer
County of Santa Clara

3:35pm - 4:10pm
Keynote Presentation: Maintaining a Competitive Edge: How Legacy Companies Are Staying in the Game and Winning

Interest in adopting AI-driven business transformation at enterprises is at an all-time high, but as per a recent IDC report, there is about a 50% failure rate in AI projects. The session will focus on best practices that help enterprises actually generate value from its AI initiatives. We will cover common skillset and mindset gaps that must be bridged, along with ideation and product development frameworks that increase the likelihood of success for AI projects.

Key Takeaways:

  • Product development framework to design delightful consumer experiences
  • The mindsets and skills required to execute on an innovation roadmap
  • How to evaluate and work with vendors that provide 'AI-powered' solutions

Pallav Agrawal
Director, Data Science
Levi Strauss & Co.

4:10pm - 4:15pm
Argyle Closing Remarks
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Cocktail 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

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  • Panel & App Partner

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  • Breakout Session Partner

  • Senior Supporter Partner

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Advisory Board

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