Chief Information Officer

Full Day Meeting


May 05, 2020


CIOs suffer a myriad of enterprise technology headaches, from choosing and implementing software, to rising security threats, and keeping IT’s in-house skills up to par. The rise of the CIO as a C-Suite leader requires that these decisions also align with business objectives.

The Argyle Group presents the CIO LEADERSHIP FORUM – New York City event, an intimate gathering for senior-level IT executives and CIOs in search of peer-to-peer discussions and real-life examinations of the latest technology processes and best practices.

During this by-invitation-only event, you will hear from high-profile CIOs and technology industry leaders on how to shape or re-shape a tech strategy that drives revenue streams and keeps your organization IT healthy.

By attending or speaking at this exclusive event, you will better understand:

  • What’s working, where tech trends are headed, and the latest legislation/regulations
  • How to define the scope and metrics that create digital transformation success
  • The latest issues, advances and security challenges in cloud computing
  • Challenges and solutions for winning today’s digital talent war, with specific advice on how to fill critical digital roles and create a change ready culture

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 Wednesday, May 6. 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.

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Jose Esteves

Jose Esteves

Partner, Intellectual Property and Technology

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Sajed Naseem

Sajed Naseem

Chief Information Security Officer

New Jersey Court System

Sarah Richards

Sarah Richards

VP, IT Demand Management President

Credit Suisse

Eric Wenck

Eric Wenck

Chief Information Officer

Catapult Learning


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8:00am - 9:00am
9:00am - 9:05am
9:05am - 9:40am
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Key Considerations When Automating Security & Compliance Checks Across Multi-Cloud Platforms

Continuous cloud security and compliance is only possible with the use of automation tools that monitor and dynamically fix security vulnerabilities in real time. In this session, you will learn the latest best practices for continuous cloud security and compliance through automation. 

Attend this session to better understand:

  • What to expect and bear in mind when choosing a cloud automation vendor
  • What defines a “hybrid approach”, why you might want to consider one, and how organizations are utilizing hybrid approaches to optimize performance and reduce costs
  • Lessons learned and how to avoid the most common automation missteps
9:40am - 10:10am
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.

10:10am - 10:30am
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 experience 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
10:30am - 11:00am


11:00am - 11:45am
PANEL DISCUSSION: Overcoming the IT Skills Shortage

A digital world obviously creates a lot of digital jobs, and today more than ever, technology skills are critical to company growth. Digital transformation efforts and the velocity of change that takes place within the technology industry have increased the strain on development, security, and operations teams.  As the skills gap continue to grow, organizations must find new ways to attract, train and retain their tech talent. During this session, panelists will share unique and innovative ways they are implementing to find the right employees and keep current employees up to speed on the latest technologies.

By attending this session, you will also learn more about:

  • Strategies to overcome the shortage of skilled staff for your IT department
  • How to enable the workforce to reskill along with real-life examples of mastering the employee “train up” process
  • Why workforce diversity might be the skills gap solution



Sajed Naseem
Chief Information Security Officer
New Jersey Court System


11:45am - 12:05pm
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Creating Metrics & KPIs That Work for Business

Metrics focus on the accomplishment of today’s performance objectives, while KPIs focus on future outcomes. Many IT leaders are tasked with changing stakeholders’ impression that they don’t understand the business side - and need to be so they can be successful with their IT objectives.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to create KPIs and metrics that grow your influence as a business partner
  • How to make sure that KPIs and metrics influence business decisions
  • Defining target thresholds, and what and when to measure for max business effectiveness


ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: How Does Your Tech Spend Stack Up?

Aligning IT investments with business strategy is a top priority for CIOs across all industries. In this interactive session, you will discover how and where global businesses are spending in order to improve IT value, and how digital transformation factors into those decisions.

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

  • How CIOs are getting the most mileage from IT budgets
  • Ways to create joint accountability for the allocation and prioritization of tech spending
  • The biggest budget busters that keep CIOs and CTOs awake at night
1:50pm - 2:25pm
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Legislative Update - Consumer Data Privacy Laws in NY & Beyond

New York and the nation are under siege. Concerns about privacy heighten with every breach and cyberattack. As a result, new data privacy regulations seem to be popping up every month. From the New York Shield Act to the failed New York Privacy Act, laws that govern data are growing more complex.

By attending this session, you will learn more about the latest federal and state legislation in the data privacy space, as well as:

  • Legislative predictions based on the failed NYPA (New York Privacy Act)
  • Critical state and federal legislative changes every CIO and CTO need to know
  • What kinds of companies are impacted by Education Law Section 2-d under Part 121 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education
  • Current data privacy lawsuits and what they could mean for your organization

Jose Esteves
Partner, Intellectual Property and Technology
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: The Evolving Role of the CIO

Advancements in technology are moving at lightning speed and are dramatically affecting every part of the organization. As a result, the CIO role has expanded far beyond transforming technology. Today’s CIOs are moving towards more strategic responsibilities and are tasked with finding the right balance between business innovation and operational excellence. In this session, you will learn the latest challenges CIOs face in their daily workdays, and which skills, knowledge and attributes are crucial for CIO success.

You will also learn:

  • How the CIO role has evolved in response to the demands of digital business
  • What it takes to be a technology visionary
  • Why CIOs are becoming key players in defining customer experience and company culture
PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Transformation Evolution

Delivering a stellar digital experience to end-users requires a complex combination of infrastructure, data, and applications. As you’re aware of, enterprise digital transformation requires that modern application technology works with legacy systems, which can be quite an upward battle to integrate. 

In this session, you will learn:

  • How various organizations are mastering their company’s digital transformations
  • The difficulties of scaling change without disrupting current environments or repeating redundant processes
  • Use of DevOps, automation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI) for gain a competitive advantage
  • Weighing and management of risk, cost, and value to prioritize investments


Sarah Richard
VP, IT Demand Management President
Credit Suisse


Eric Wenck
Chief Information Officer
Catapult Learning

3:30pm- 3:35pm
3:35pm - 4:45pm


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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