Chief Information Officer

1 Day Meeting


May 05, 2020


The Argyle Group presents the CIO LEADERSHIP FORUM - New York event, an intimate gathering for senior-level IT executives and CIOs in search of peer-to-peer discussions and deep-dive examinations of techniques and technologies the space is sourcing and implementing to help set up and lead effective technology strategies for their organizations.

By attending this exclusive event, you will better understand:

  • Leadership strategies to optimize a variety of digital transformation initiatives
  • How technology can help advance a variety of business processes
  • Establishing effective IT strategies that are in line with broader business strategies
  • Emerging trends in technology and how to best implement & integrate into 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 New York event taking place the following day on May 6th.  Attend one or both events and walk away with actionable steps that will enable you to take your organization to the next level with its overall digital and data security strategies.

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Past Speakers

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Partha Chakraborty

Partha Chakraborty

Director, Infrastructure & Cloud Security Architecture

BMO Financial Group

Ana Colocho

Ana Colocho

Sr. Security Architect


Steve Doyle

Steve Doyle

Principal - Technology Security

Telecom/Media Industry

Michael Jabbour

Michael Jabbour

Chief Technology Officer

NYC Department of Education

John Samios

John Samios

Chief Systems Security Officer

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


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7:45am - 8:45am
Networking Breakfast
8:45am - 8:50am
Argyle Opening Remarks


8:50am - 9:20am
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
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
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
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
11:55am - 12:15pm
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Evolution of the Cloud and Driving Innovation in 2020 & Beyond

Cloud is of course a very relevant topic for CIOs and senior-level executives, but what does the future of cloud computing look like?  The cloud is an invaluable asset to organizations and its evolution has led to an increased transition from the private to public cloud.  However, before moving forward with your cloud strategy, it’s imperative to consider the pros and cons of public and private cloud, on a cost savings, improved security features, and controlled access.

In this session, we will explore:

  • Making the entire architecture of the cloud more effective and efficient
  • The security features of public cloud and how to protect valuable data
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Networking Lunch
1:15pm - 2:00pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: Evaluating the Risks of 5G & Embracing Its Faster Speed

The deployment of 5G in 2020 is controversial due to the potential increase in cyberattacks and high manufacturing costs. CIOs and senior-level technology executives must be well prepared if they plan to implement this high-speed network. 5G is anticipated to be ten times faster than 4G and businesses are optimistic about utilizing this next generation capability.  However, you and your team must have a digital strategy in place to accommodate a surge in high-bandwidth and real-time communications.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Better understand the implications of 5G and how to implement strong digital strategies in preparation for this revolution
  • Learn about the new technologies and business processes surrounding 5G
  • Obtain insight into the positive and negative effects of 5G
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 - Security Tools and Tactics

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”
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
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!


This event will feature insights from top executives, including

  • Thought Leadership Spotlight & App Partner

  • Thought Leadership Spotlight Partner

  • Senior Supporter Partner

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