Chief Information Officer

1 Day Meeting

CIO LEADERSHIP FORUM - San Francisco

Mar 18, 2020

Overview

The Argyle Group presents the CIO LEADERSHIP FORUM - San Francisco, an intimate gathering for senior-level IT executives and CIOs in search of peer-to-peer discussions and real-life examinations of the latest techniques and technologies. During this invitation-only event, you will hear from industry leaders on what’s working, where tech trends are headed in 2020 and how to master the most pressing IT issues within your organization.

By attending this exclusive event, you will better understand:

  • Digital transformation - the initiatives, processes and investments that matter most
  • Going mobile - how smart CIOs are mastering mobile aspects of the digital journey
  • Dark data - it’s out there, but what can you really do about it?
  • Security tools and tactics to avoid being the next headline hack
  • Budget busters - how to get the most bang for your tech buck in 2020
  • IT alignment strategies for broader business strategies
  • Tech trends - how to implement & integrate the latest and greatest with existing IT infrastructures

Join us for this day of deep dive discussions regarding the above and more. You’re also invited to join us for our CYBERSECURITY LEADERSHIP FORUM – San Francisco event taking place the following day on Thursday, March 19. Attend one or both events and walk away with specific strategies and actionable steps to take your organization to the next level of digital transformation and data security.

Join Us at this Event

Enter your mobile number to receive updates and reminders regarding this event.

Who Should Attend

Speakers

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

Melissa Bendana

Melissa Bendana

IT Compliance and Third Party Risk Management

Blue Shield of California

Mark Burnette

Mark Burnette

VP, Digital Insights Solutions

Hitachi Vantara

Bruce Burroughs

Bruce Burroughs

EVP & CTO

AAA Northern California, Nevada, & Utah

Sean Ginevan

Sean Ginevan

Head of Global Strategy and Market Enablement

Google

Roderick Kaleho

Roderick Kaleho

Product Development & Delivery Lead Technology Governance, Risk, & Controls | Global IT

Cargill

Tolgay Kizilelma

Tolgay Kizilelma

CISO

University of California, Merced

Manish Mehta

Manish Mehta

Technical Director of Innovation (Office of CTO)

Stanley Black & Decker

Sasi Pillay

Sasi Pillay

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Washington State University

Pranab Sinha

Pranab Sinha

SVP & CIO

Genesys

Chris Timmerman

Chris Timmerman

Senior Director, Customer Advocacy

Boomi

Matthew Tomaszewicz

Matthew Tomaszewicz

Former Senior Director of Technoloy

Capital One

Agenda

Download Agenda
7:45am - 8:45am
Networking Breakfast
8:45am - 8:50am
Argyle Opening Remarks
8:50am - 9:20am
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Choosing the Right Mobile Approach for Your Digital Journey

Mobile provides the presentation layer and actionable data that can help drive a digital business, so having the right mobility strategy is key to enabling digital transformation.  In this session we'll help you understand best practices to embracing mobility, and provide real-life business examples and actionable takeaways that will help you identify the right approach for your organization.

Sean Ginevan
Head of Global Strategy and Market Enablement
Google 

9:20am - 9:55am
Table Talks

Join us for these intimate group peer-to-peer Table Talk discussions, whereas topics of discussion will be based upon the topics you indicated you would like to discuss further, as per your answers in Argyle’s pre-event insight survey. In these off-the-record exchanges of ideas, session attendees will have the opportunity to share their greatest challenges, pain points, and real-world decision-making efforts & solutions to said obstacles.

9:55am - 10:25am
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Digital Transformation Implementation & Mastering the Information Technology Landscape

Digital transformation is indeed a top focus for most organizations. The successful application of digital strategies improves an organization’s innovation and strengthens internal and external processes. Digital transformation is not only about full transitions, it is about uncovering new possibilities of existing services and using current tools to their full potential. Organizations at every stage of their digital transformations should remain privy to the implications and benefits of this exponential conversion.

By attending this session, your key takeaways will include:

  • Developing parameters around digital transformation to either implement or abandon strategies
  • Methods to better understand the culture of your organization so to garner support from your various stakeholders and build a transparent and open digital work environment
  • Overcoming employee resistance in the rollout of digital transformation processes
10:25am - 10:45am
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Modernizing Applications & Delivering Differentiated Customer-Centric Experiences

It goes without saying that a lack of customer centricity negatively impacts the experience an organization provides to its customers.  However, sometimes it can be very difficult to truly understand who your customers may be.  Understanding customer goals help organizations achieve objectives and prioritize technologies that will increase value provided to customers. That said, CIOs and senior-level technology executives can position modernized applications around customers to provide the most relevant content, products, and services to impact digital experiences in positive and innovative ways.

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • Utilizing customer engagement technologies and platforms
  • Analyzing customer feedback to evaluate areas for improvement
  • The importance of customer centricity and its impacts on an organization

Micro Focus

10:45am - 11:10am
Networking Break
11:10am - 11:55am
PANEL DISCUSSION: AI Opportunities, Connectivity & Landscape

Augmented intelligence is continuously impacting human innovation and is certainly a trend all IT professionals must be on top of, most especially CIOs and senior-level IT executives.  Furthermore, as more organizations are being tasked to implement AI initiatives, gaining a better understanding of AI, the IoT, and augmented intelligence is essential. 

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • Understanding the evolution of artificial intelligence in relation to augmented intelligence and IoT
  • Risks, implications, and benefits associated with AI, the IoT, and augmented intelligence implementation

Panel Moderator:

Matthew Tomaszewicz
Former Senior Director of Technology
Capital One

Panelists: 

Mark Burnette
Vice President, Digital Insights Solutions
Hitachi Vantara

Manish Mehta
Technical Director of Innovation
Stanley Black & Decker

Pranab Sinha
Chief Information Officer
Genesys

11:55am - 12:15pm
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: The Rise of Dark Data

From big data, to fast data, and now highly decentralized data, organizations are critically challenged with how best to derive insights, drive intelligence initiatives, and take action. These challenges are highlighting a key concern; the rise of dark data.

Takeaways:

  • Learn more about the challenges faced when managing big, fast, decentralized data
  • Learn more about dark data and it's impact
  • Gain insights into approaches used to solve the problem

Chris Timmerman 
Boomi

12:15pm - 1:15pm
Networking Lunch
1:15pm - 2:00pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: Weaving Cybersecurity into Company DNA to Avoid a Digital Disaster

As companies digitize and automate operations, cyber risks flourish and even the most innovative, and aggressive IT department can’t protect an organization from a digital disaster. The true measure of a company’s cybersecurity success is how effectively security programs are tailored, taught and actively pursued in each region, department, and role throughout an organization.

CIOs and senior-level executives must learn how to build a security-driven culture to avoid the escalating threat of a cyber catastrophe.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Learn the defining features of a security-driven corporate DNA (and red flags that point to serious security culture issues)
  • Gain real-life advice on how to improve and measure company-wide security values, attitudes and initiatives
  • Understand practical steps to take when you find security values lacking
  • Obtain insight into the positive and negative effects of one-size-fits-all security initiatives, and learn how to create security advocates within the organization

Moderator:

Tolgay Kizilelma
Chief Information Security Officer
University of California, Merced

Panelists: 

Melissa Bendana
IT Compliance and Third Party Risk Management
Blue Shield of California

Bruce Burroughs
Chief Technology Officer
AAA Northern California, Nevada, and Utah

Roderick Kaleho
Director Security & Risk - IAM, Automation
Cargill

2:00pm - 2:45pm
ROUNDTABLE: Optimizing Data Privacy & Security

As digital transformation and data collection continue to evolve in the IT space, senior-level technology executives are tasked with protecting customer information and maintaining data security. The recent passing of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) forces organizations to understand the requirements of regulations as well as the legal implications and compliance obligations.

In this session, key takeaways will include:

  • Expanding knowledge of customer privacy laws and regulations
  • Understanding data security requirements
  • The future of customer privacy and its impact on organizations
2:45pm - 3:10pm
Networking Break
3:10pm - 3:40pm
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Avoid Becoming the Next Headline Hack - Strategic and Tactical Approaches to Security

The security industry has many opinions telling you where to focus, what solutions you should buy, what threats you should focus on, and what risks you should mitigate. As experts in technology, you are tasked with identifying where security teams should place their efforts and resources, and what the latest tools are to keep your organization safe.

In this session, you will learn a common-sense approach to cyber and information security including:

  • Evaluating your organization’s security team to ensure the focus remains on crucial areas and that you are managing resources effectively
  • How to be sure the numbers drive your program and tool architecture
  • The risk of breaches, especially by phishing emails, and how to mitigate risk
  • How CISOs can gain buy-in from the board and prove the investment in infosec is “paying off”


Tolgay Kizilelma
CISO
University of California, Merced

3:40pm - 4:10pm
KEYNOTE DISCUSSION: Technology Budgeting & Investments

As technology quickly advances at lightning speed, you have more solutions and services to explore, evaluate, and utilize than ever before - but will you have the budget to implement said tools?  As a CIO or senior-level IT executive, prioritizing your technology spend and stack are indeed top of mind for you, as it relates to your short and long-term objectives.

In this session, we conduct a lively group discussion on the below topics:

  • Proving the value of solutions and how new advancements will positively impact your business objectives
  • Budgetary wish lists and how to successfully obtain stakeholder approval
  • And much more

Kerry Pauling
Chief Technology Officer
Walmart International

4:10pm - 4:20pm
Argyle Closing Remarks
4:20pm - 5:20pm
Closing Network Cocktail Reception

Stay with us to unwind with your colleagues over cocktails and great conversation. We'll also be holding a prize drawing, and you must be present to win!

Sponsors

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

  • Thought Leadership Spotlight & App Partner

  • Thought Leadership Spotlight Partner

  • Panel & App Partner

  • Breakout Session Partner

Interested in sponsoring an event?

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

Sponsorship Information

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.