CIO Cloud Summit | November 12-14, 2017 | Fairmont Scottsdale Princess - Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - CIO Cloud Summit

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration & Greeting

 

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Exclusive CXO Think Tank

Security @ The Speed of Business

There is an urgent need to innovate on the part of the business. The reality of today's business mandates a more agile and innovative approach to security. The old guard of draconian security focused on technology, compliance, and boundaries of protection is no longer effective and has prevented security from having a seat at the business table. All this, when a shift in the threat landscape, and a real impact to the bottom line have negatively affected most organizations. This presentation will deep dive into practical, attainable and effective methods to shift the mentality and allow security organizations to function at the speed of business. Such important topics include the use of practical lightweight risk management, the need for a dynamic workforce, and material shift in focus from technology to business alignment.

Presented by:

Juan Gomez-Sanchez, Chief Security Officer, Lennar Corp. View details

 
 
 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Private VIP Dinner

 

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

 

Monday, November 13, 2017 - CIO Cloud Summit

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Golf Tournament

Private Meetings

 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Registration and Networking Luncheon

 

1:35 pm - 1:45 pm

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

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Keynote Presentation

Connectedness...in a Real-Time Event Enabled World

Technology has always had a transformative impact on business, and perhaps nowhere is this ongoing evolution more keenly apparent than in pervasive connectivity. Today's extreme connectedness is the primary force shaping the strategic and tactical outlooks of all enterprises. Embracing the potential in an intertwined reality demands superior engineering and architecture that thrives in this environment of modern methodologies and modern technologies of the new digital world.

Takeaways:

  • The ability to consume and optimize real-time events is drastically changing the landscape of business and consumer capabilities in this rapidly expanding everything-connected world.
  • Enterprises are advancing modern methodologies and technologies in order to move with speed in a connected world.
  • Connected architecture leads to a connected platform that delivers endless possibilities in a connected world.


Presented by:

Ken Spangler, SVP & CIO, FedEx Ground View details

 
 
 

2:25 pm - 2:55 pm

Keynote Presentation

TBD


Sponsored by:

IBM View details

 
 
 

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Secure, Simplify and Transform to a Cloud-Enabled Enterprise

Progressive companies are leveraging cloud, a powerful business enabler, to transform their business and make it more competitive. But cloud and mobility significantly impacts the current IT infrastructure - security, network traffic flow, applications, user experience and cost. As CIOs and CISOs embrace this transformation, they look for opportunities to exchange ideas with their peers who have gone through this journey. 

At this session, Zscaler, will share experience of leading the massive network, security and datacenter application transformation that he managed across all business units of GE. 

Example topics will include: 

  • How to transform your hub & spoke network into a cloud-enabled network 
  • How to transform datacenter applications to a SaaS, AWS and Azure environment 
  • New security paradigm for the new world of cloud 
  • Changing role of IT execs 
  • Lessons learned

Sponsored by:

Zscaler View details

 
 
 

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Capacity Management in a non-Physical World

Whether it is from server virtualization, or private cloud delivery, everyone thinks that non-physical infrastructure delivery eliminates the needs for capacity planning, rendering the practice obsolete and irrelevant. The fact of the matter is that nothing could be further from the truth for multiple reasons. Firstly the needs of the physical infrastructure that hosts the virtual/cloud deployment still needs to be carefully managed, and secondly the risks of virtual server sprawl / cloud infrastructure over-provisioning are all too real and more likely than equivalent issues in the physical world. Join our panel of experts as we investigate the implications of capacity planning for non-physical infrastructure, explore collective experiences, and dive into lessons learned to determine best practices.

Takeaways:

  • Just because you use infrastructure in a non-physical way doesn't mean it only exists in that format; physical infrastructure still exists
  • Capacity planning of the underlying physical infrastructure is perhaps even more important in a virtual/cloud world because one misstep can now affect significantly more applications and end users
  • Virtual/cloud capacity isn't endless and so capacity planning of the physical layer is equally as important as capacity planning of the physical layer

Executive Boardroom

Best-of-Breed or Consolidated: Principles in Security Architecture Design

When it comes to implementing network security infrastructure there are two schools of thought: use best-of-breed point solutions, or go with all round consolidated platforms. Pros and cons abound for either approach revolving around varying levels of protection, integration, and administrative overhead but the increasing complexity of current security infrastructure is showing a winning approach. Even though consolidated solutions may offer greater benefits in the long run, no one exists in a green-field situation when it comes to network and infrastructure security so careful planning is required to ensure the necessary protection.

Takeaways:

  • The management burden of best-of-breed outweighs performance benefits
  • Consolidated platforms can lead to feature overlap and unnecessary cost
  • Planning is required to maximize coverage but minimize effort and spend
 

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

4:15 pm - 4:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

IoT and IT/OT

M2M type technologies. In many cases these older industrial automation initiatives used proprietary communications protocols and dedicated sensors that interfaced with controllers that could manage communications between IT and OT platforms. Fast forward to an IoT world however and these sensors and controllers will need to natively speak IP, natively integrate to back-end enterprise systems beyond just simple controllers, systems such as ERP, BI and other core platforms. Navigating the complexity of process, data, security, and functionality implications has the potential to be a minefield for the unwitting IT executive that goes in without eyes wide open. 

Takeaways: 

  • IT/OT integration is a low-hanging fruit area for IoT adoption  
  • Existing investments into older M2M IT/OT integrations however can erode any potential value  
  • Before investing in IoT enabled IT/OT integration careful consideration must be made of the implications and whether value can be realized - does the investment justify the returns over what is already in place?

Presented by:

Victor Ventura, Global CIO, Babcock & Wilcox View details

 
 

Think Tank

Analytics & Cloud Together: Accelerating Innovation in the New Cognitive Era

Leading companies are disrupting the status quo by using data to inform business strategy and create new business models that fuel growth. CIOs have the power to uncover the insight that drives disruption and speeds transformation. Learn how leading IT organizations are maximizing the use of open source and cloud technologies alongside on-premises investments to accelerate innovation. And understand how CIOs are embracing new cloud-enabled consumption models while helping ensure data privacy, security and sovereignty. 

 Takeaways:

  •  Integrating analytics into key applications and systems can enable people throughout an organization to access and act on insights when and where it matters most.
  •  Take advantage of more sources to enable better decisions. IT must create an environment with easy access to all types of data - structured and unstructured - from internal sources and those outside the organization.
  •  Data science teams are answering the toughest questions by leveraging open source development platforms and tools to build models more quickly and easily.

Presented by:

Krishna Nathan, EVP CIO, S&P Global View details

 
 
 

4:45 pm - 5:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

A Modern ERP for Digital Value Creation

Reduce cost, increase revenue and improve productivity: These are the three critical business imperatives for leading companies regardless of their geography or industry. These imperatives have been supported by ERP systems for more than two decades through business process automation. However, we now live in a digital world in which companies struggle to run their operations smoothly while adopting emerging technologies, all the while keeping a laser focus on meeting or surpassing their specific business objectives. Join us to learn about how the next generation of ERP can support modern day digital challenges and enable companies to ?run live.? You'll get real-life examples with tangible business outcomes, explore deployment options, and get practical next steps.

Sponsored by:

SAP View details

 
 
 

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Executive Visions

Facilitating Technology-Enabled Business Transformation

The role of the modern IT Executive is more complex than it has ever been before, not just because the technology landscape has become more complex, but also because increasingly IT execs have had to become a business-focused executive, not just a technologist. Long have we talked about the CIO and CISO getting a seat at the table but modern businesses are now demanding that their technology impresario join them and leverage his deep and rich technical acumen to allow the organization as a whole to better position itself for market-place success. To be successful, CxOs need to invest in themselves, in their personnel, and in the right technologies to allow them to position the IT department to proactively address business needs as an innovator and driver, rather than order-taker and enabler. 

Takeaways:

  • IT leadership can no longer be simply technology focused, but must instead take their visibility into business process and become business focused
  • A broader business-focus does not preclude maintaining technology excellence however and indeed may demand more of it than ever before
  • Success for CxOs will be measured not in how they can enable enterprise decisions, but in how they can drive growth

Panelists:

Terry West, Chief Information Officer, Performance Food Group Co View details

 
 

Kevin Neifert, Chief Information Officer, Raytheon

 

Daniel Krantz, SVP Process & (CIO) IT, Volvo Group View details

 
 

Vish Narendra, VP & CIO, Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

 

Sherry Aaholm, Chief Information Officer, Cummins Inc View details

 
 
 

6:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception

 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking Dinner

 

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - CIO Cloud Summit

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

 

8:10 am - 8:40 am

Keynote Presentation

IS Augmented Reality Essential to a 'Fail-Fast' Methodology

No phrase carries more meaning and weight in today's digital economy than 'fail fast', the ability to pilot ideas quickly, and separate the wheat from the chaff even quicker, according to CIOs. IT blurs the line between what's real and what's computer-generated by enhancing what we see, hear, feel and smell. Both video games and cell phones are driving the development of augmented reality. Everyone from tourists, to soldiers, to someone looking for the closest subway stop can now benefit from the ability to place computer-generated graphics in their field of vision. Any organization undergoing a digital transformation owes it to themselves to investigate the applicability of Augmented Reality to their prototyping processes. How can augmented reality allowed for direct interaction within your organization?

 

8:45 am - 9:15 am

 

9:20 am - 9:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Re-Architecting Enterprise IT with an Interconnection Oriented Architecture

Join Equinix to explore how renovating the IT core with an Interconnection Oriented Architecture is empowering enterprises to directly connect partners, customers and employees across geographies, devices and cloud services to deliver maximum growth, speed, security, scale and engagement.

Sponsored by:

Equinix View details

 
 
 

9:50 am - 10:15 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

DevOps to Digital Transformation

There's been a definite emphasis on the demand for digital transformation in recent years, and it's a virtual guarantee that as a CIO you have been bombarded with information about its importance in your industry. Are you asking, 'Why DevOps' What problems are we trying to solve? One of the foundations of digital transformation is using applications to constantly create new channels - both to engage customers and to keep employees productive. In a way, every company is now a software company, and you should be aware that DevOps is critical for application strategy success, meaning it's also an essential element of digital transformation.

Takeaways:

  • There are several factors that will affect your transition to a DevOps operating model, like having the right tools and realigning processes. 
  • DevOps culture is about breaking down silos, removing barriers, and improving communication
  • Understands the business importance of software, applications, and the competitive advantages of being more agile.

Sponsored by:

Peak10 + ViaWest View details

 
 

Executive Boardroom

Disrupting Markets with Disruptive Technologies

While the combination of Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud have been present and disrupting IT departments and enterprises as a whole for over two years now, in many ways organizations have still not fully embraced them, have still not fully leveraged them. These new platforms allow organizations radically new ways to go to market, allowing for broad scale deployment of systems of engagement that create dynamic relationships with clients and prospects. Finding the resources, wherewithal, and ability to fully commit to these technologies and the capabilities they create has proven to be a struggle for many, but a struggle that can be overcome by leveraging the right partners that bring the right skills and experiences to bear. 

Takeaways: 

  • Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud are all here to stay; each one adds value to enterprises but collectively that value increases exponentially 
  • The manner in which these technologies are implemented, operated, and utilized is different than the foregoing systems of record we are used to 
  • Unique skills and capabilities are required to leverage the power and value of these platforms, skills and capabilities that can be in short supply

 

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Proving the ROI of IoT

We all know that ROI calculations, on the surface, are simple mathematical formulas: compare the cost of investment against the value of the return over a given and agreed upon period. But determining exactly what each side of the equation entails and totals is the challenging part, and nowhere moreso than in burgeoning areas such as IoT adoption where use cases are still not clearly understood, and technology costs are highly variable, and all the components related to cost may not yet be quantifiable. The benefits are there, as a number of enterprises are discovering with early pilot programs, but CIOs must enter this area with their eyes wide open to ensure that early IoT implementations have the ROI necessary to keep more complex projects moving forward.

Takeaways:

  • Costs must be carefully quantified for any IoT project " it's not just the sensors, but networking, data, security, etc. spend must be taken into account
  • Similarly, value must be clearly established both in isolation and in comparison to any more traditional methods that could be used
  • Successful IoT projects will be those that can initially leverage existing spend to mitigate costs with successive project piggybacking on earlier investments

Executive Boardroom

Big Data and Analytics at the Scale of Mobility

The explosive growth of data volume and data variety that have characterized this new Big Data era are set to head in a steeper upward trajectory as enterprises collectively begin to exploit the massive data flows that are coming out of mobile devices. As the volume of mobile devices eclipses that of human beings on the planet, just imagine the data volume that can be captured when every device and every individual is streaming a constant set of contextual status information. Data growth by itself however is only a small portion of the story, as to have value this data must be analysed in essentially real-time in order to create actionable outcomes.

Takeaways:

  • Big Data today may be big, but every single one of the v's that compose it (Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity and Value) is set to increase exponentially as a result of wholesale mobility adoption
  • The ability to analyse, interpret, and find meaning in this vast sea of data will be single biggest differentiator in enterprise success
  • Enterprises will have to walk a fine line when it comes to privacy of the information they collect to ensure the continued ability to do so.
 

11:05 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Need to Go Micro and Integrate Existing Systems Into New Apps

Despite millions of dollars of investments and countless hours of implementation and support, employees are not using the enterprise software provided by their employers to do their jobs. Why? Because today's systems are hard to use, they trap data in silos, and have a poor user experience with limited mobile support. What's needed is a new way of delivering information and tasks to employees so they can work faster, make better decisions, and be more productive. In this session, Sapho CTO Peter Yared will talk about his experience with this exact problem when he was a CIO, which lead him to start Sapho. He will also invite Steve Comstock, CIO of CBS Interactive to join him in a discussion around:

  • How to modernize existing systems using microservices, that enable efficient, simple, and user-friendly workflows.
  • The importance of delivering content to where people are- any device, any messenger, any intranet- instead of focusing solely on mobile.
  • How to apply lessons learned from social media- push notifications, personalized information, and mobile access- to enterprise software to make it usable again.
  • How CBS Interactive underwent a digital transformation to improve employee satisfaction and productivity by modernizing their application environment.


Presented by:

Steve Comstock, CIO, CBS Interactive

 

Peter Yared, CTO, Sapho

 

Think Tank

The Business Value of RFID Every Day

Just like other emerging technologies, RFID technology will continue to evolve. Market adoption will grow as companies become familiar with this new way of sharing information and experience the bottom-line benefits and increase in efficiency it can provide. Still, as with any new business process, there are ways to make sure your company's experience with RFID is a successful one. 

Takeaways:  

  • The goal is to create an integrated data collection system that makes the most of your present business.  
  • Check and double-check your information before making any critical business decisions. 

Companies in all segments of the supply chain are proving the business value of RFID every day. A company can wisely use the capabilities of RFID to improve the accuracy, speed and responsiveness of your entire business operation.

 

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Today's Evolving CIO Dashboard

Data is on everybody's mind - from executives pushing their teams to take advantage of all the data the business collects, to consumers worrying about sharing too much of their personal lives. 

This session will give you an overview of the CIO Dashboard - the tools, processes and skills that help us harness the data explosion to make better and faster decisions. A state-of-the-art dashboard ensures the shortest and most reliable path from data to decisions that make your business more successful. 

Join Sean Warren, Director of IT Operations, Domo, for this executive guided session as he shares how he leverages the full capabilities of the CIO dashboard, and discusses the ingredients to effectively deal with the flood of data and solutions to common challenges at the Executive IT level.

Sponsored by:

DOMO View details

 
 
 

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Unbearable Lightness of Digital Transformation

Building a Disruptive Technology Digital team. To become fully digital enterprises, you need to shift the focus inward and innovate the employee experience. Is this defined as how employees feel about their organizations with regard to both opportunities for growth/skills development, and employees' willingness to continue to work for their current firms? Use digital DNA behaviors. 

Takeaways:  

  • Look after -Capability Planning, Innovation, Strategic Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, Disruptive Technology, Enterprise Architecture, Strategic Roadmap, M&A, Patents and Communication.

Presented by:

Greg Ericson, CIO, Essilor

 

Think Tank

Using Data & Analytics to Drive Business Transformation

Big Data initiatives have become a reality among almost every company today, however, what we have seen is lots of initiatives have become just science projects and did not deliver on early expectations. This situation needs to reversed quickly because those organizations that are being successful with Big Data and analytics programs are rapidly leaving those that are unsuccessful in their wake. Big Data and analytics has the potential to be transformational for the enterprise, but IT leaders need to be making the right investments, in the right areas, to ensure optimal success. This panel discussion will focus on how to use data and analytics to drive true business success and show some real examples of companies and individuals who made a difference.

Takeaways:

  • Analytics is not a new capability and has always been aligned with the most successful companies
  • The roles of IT and the lines of business are changing when it comes to data and analytics programs
  • The business benefits of analytics programs can be huge but efforts need to be constrained so that they don't turn into flights of fancy, yet set free enough that they find the unknown unknowns that truly drive transformation

Presented by:

Mark Koss, Director Data Science and Business Analytics, Expedia

 

12:35 pm - 1:20 pm

Networking Luncheon

 

1:25 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Get Greater Speed, Agility, and Value Through Cloud-Based Smart Manufacturing

Over the last 20 years enterprises and CIOs have focused significant resources and funding towards ERP deployments. While the ERP journey has often been challenging, it is clear today, if not obvious, that every enterprise of any scale requires an integrated system to manage its core business functions. For manufacturers, a common and comprehensive operating model has remained elusive, until now. Beyond the traditional manufacturing and quality requirements, the need for speed and agility to meet faster product cycle times, customer demand changes as well as the pressure of competition and continuous improvement means that the manufacturing operating system must meet the highest standards of integration, flexibility, and time to value. In short, what is required is a future ready solution. 

Takeaways: 

  • How a cloud based model provides greater speed and agility 
  • Delivering business value through a common platform and data model 
  • A future ready operations management foundation provides a competitive advantage 
  • Start small and expand based on business needs

Think Tank

The Evolution of The Private Cloud

Once upon a time applications ran directly on physical hardware. Then the boxes got bigger and more capable and multiple applications were run on the same hardware. There were some resource constraints, but things in general became more efficient. Time passed, things evolved and virtualization was introduced, allowing enterprises to run even more applications even more efficiently on the same hardware. And then the cloud came on the scene, extending the virtualization model to the point that it looked like something completely different, to the point that it became true utility computing. Cloud computing is not just virtualization on a bigger scale and as CIOs prepare their organizations to dive into private clouds at an increasing rate, it is very important to understand what they are and are not, and how they differ from their forbear computer models with which we are all familiar.  

Takeaways: 

  • Private clouds are big and becoming bigger, but calling something a private cloud and having it actually be one are different things 
  • While virtualization may be a core enabling technology of a private cloud, virtualizing an environment doesn't make it a cloud 
  • True private clouds have both pros and cons in relation to other compute models; they are not the be-all and end-all and careful consideration needs to be given before pushing ahead with private cloud deployment
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Become a Change Agent for Business Transformation

Today's modern CIO is embarking on a digital transformation journey exploring radical hybrid IT strategies and leveraging new technologies like Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big Data. However, with 'keeping the lights on' legacy IT components costing nearly 90% of a typical IT budget, how can IT make powerful advancements and lead business change? 

Join this interactive session to learn how award-winning CIOs are successfully tipping the balance by liberating people, time and money from costly ongoing maintenance of their ERP systems including SAP and Oracle, to invest in strategic initiatives that create real-world competitive advantage.

Sponsored by:

Rimini Street View details

 
 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Automating Cloud Computing Infrastructure

The Burdens and Constraints of the data center is among the greatest reasons why businesses are increasingly migrating to cloud. Moving to cloud, for many organizations, can bring complex challenges and concerns of cost. To address the challenges of cloud, tech companies are taking a step back to better understand the problems faced by large corporations to solve the most complex problems and provide new innovative solutions. By automating cloud operations companies can now ease difficulties within compliance of both private and public sector while simplifying lifecycle management of infrastructure service stacking allowing for faster innovation and company efficiencies.

Takeaways:

  • More reliable cloud environments for internal teams, external customers, company efficiency and providing faster access 
  • Role-based access controls and policy-as-code to regulate the creation and modification of cloud resources 
  • Understanding network infrastructure changes before they're applied and include plans in approval processes to rapidly speed up maintenance and manual intervention failures

Sponsored by:

Celonis

 
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Get Greater Speed, Agility, and Value Through Cloud-Based Smart Manufacturing

Over the last 20 years enterprises and CIOs have focused significant resources and funding towards ERP deployments. While the ERP journey has often been challenging, it is clear today, if not obvious, that every enterprise of any scale requires an integrated system to manage its core business functions. For manufacturers, a common and comprehensive operating model has remained elusive, until now. Beyond the traditional manufacturing and quality requirements, the need for speed and agility to meet faster product cycle times, customer demand changes as well as the pressure of competition and continuous improvement means that the manufacturing operating system must meet the highest standards of integration, flexibility, and time to value. In short, what is required is a future ready solution. The rapid development of technologies across a wide range of disciplines has coalesced into Industry 4.0. While the vision of Industry 4.0 is still largely aspirational, one example is the use of big data tools to realize value from structured and unstructured data that are efficiently absorbed through traditional integration of IIoT. In this session, Patel will discuss how Sanmina implemented a cloud manufacturing solution to meet its demands of operations excellence and deep functionality within and across plant operations while maintaining a high level of agility and cost efficiency, quickly enable process controls, and provide data collection and visibility at specific work centers across a whole plant or even product lines that cross multiple plants.

Takeaways: 

  • How a cloud based model provides greater speed and agility 
  • Delivering business value through a common platform and data model 
  • A future ready operations management foundation provides a competitive advantage 
  • Start small and expand based on business needs 



Presented by:

Manesh Patel, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Sanmina Corporation View details

 
 

Think Tank

Big Data Analytics and the Impact on Fraud

Financial fraud is, unfortunately a huge business, with annual losses so massive that were Fraud a country, it would have the fifth highest global GDP. While enterprises in the financial services sector have always used analytical processes to detect and limit those losses, as technology moves forward the analytical capabilities that can be brought to bear increase in exponentially in capability and those on the leading edge are able to see, and stop, more fraud in less time. Just as Big Data capabilities are bringing significant business benefit to other aspects of the business, they can to fraud mitigation but several challenges need to be overcome for maximum efficiency. Only by addressing quality, volume, security, and integration challenges and by further ensuring the right staff with the right skills are in place can benefits actually be realized. 

Takeaways:

  • The increased use of unmanned technology combined with ever quicker financial transaction processing has created a world ripe for the proliferation of fraud
  • In a fight fire with fire approach, those same machine learning approaches can be repurposed to analyze transactions looking for the needle in the needlestack that is the illicit one
  • A Big Data approach only works with the right foundation; garbage in garbage out has never been more true and data and process rigor is essential to success

Presented by:

Anthony Scriffignano, SVP Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet View details

 
 
 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

TBD

Sponsored by:

Open Text View details

 
 
 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

As CIOs lead M&A Activities: What Separates the Successful From Unsuccessful CIOs?

Most research indicates that M&A activity has an overall success rate of about 50%--basically a coin toss. Yet it is the CIO that is expected to assume the mantle of responsibility for ensuring not only the availability of IT services necessary to support businesses capabilities, but often those businesses capabilities themselves. The difficulty increases exponentially during a merger or acquisition because now, not only are IT leaders trying to ensure the availability of the systems they've built and capabilities that they rely on, but those systems and capabilities of the acquired company which they didn't build, and need to integrate. 

Takeaways: 

  • Mobilizing the front lines.  
  • Creating that agility for immediate response teams.  
  • Creating clarity upfront with a game plan.

Presented by:

Vikas Parikh, CTO and M&A Leader, GE Oil & Gas View details

 
 

Think Tank

Operational Analytics and Real Time Decisioning

Today's world is real-time. Customers want answers in real-time. Supply chains operate in real-time. Fraud and risk are managed in real-time. This means companies must decide how to act in real-time. If they want to use analytics to make data-driven decisions, they must use up-to-the-minute data and analytic models that are fresh and accurate. This means changing how advanced analytic projects are managed and how the results are deployed. 

Take Away- Simplifying delivery of and use for making better end user decisions.

Presented by:

Karl Hightower, VP IT - CDO, Rent-A-Center View details

 
 
 

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm

Executive Visions

Cloud Robotics and Automation - Is It a New Paradigm to Digital Transformation

Robots and automation systems are no longer limited by onboard resources in computation, memory, or software. "Cloud Robotics and Automation" is where robots and automation systems share data and code and perform computation via networks building on emerging research in cloud computing. Teleoperation and cloud technologies will cause mass consumerization of robotics over the next five years. Between 2017 and 2022, Cloud Robotics will facilitate a major shift of manufacturing into cloud infrastructure The combined Cloud Robotics market will reach $18.2 billion by 2022 . 

 Takeaways: 

  • We will have a look at how this innovative area will be affecting organizations in the near future. 
  • How the emergence of RaaS can help organizations integrate robots and embedded devices into the cloud. 
  • Contrasting the potential advantages and negatives ( related to security, privacy, and quality of service for instance). 
  •  Look at the new class of obviously intelligent apps such as VPAs you would need.

Moderated by:

Becky Wanta, Former Senior Vice President/Global Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, RSW1C Consulting View details

 
 

Panelists:

Ralph Groce III, Global CIO, Everest Reinsurance Company View details

 
 

David Jarvis, CIO, Honeywell

 

Dave Hudson, Chief Information Officer, Veritiv View details

 
 

Krishna Nathan, EVP CIO, S&P Global View details

 
 

Paul Moulton, EVP & CIO, Costco Wholesale View details

 
 
 

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

 

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception

 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking Dinner

 

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking