Digital Transformation Summit | April 2-4, 2017 | The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami - Miami, FL, 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, April 2, 2017 - Digital Transformation Summit

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration & Greeting

 

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Exclusive CXO Think Tank

 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Networking Dinner

 

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

 

Monday, April 3, 2017 - Digital Transformation Summit

7:00 am - 7:55 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

8:10 am - 8:50 am

Keynote Presentation

Retail Readiness for Blockchain Adoption

While much of the early focus on blockchain and distributed ledger adoption had been focused into the financial services sector, the technology that promises ultimate levels of verifiability and auditability of transactions has clear benefits to the retail sector, far beyond simply accepting Bitcoin. Whether it be to streamline entry into new markets by reducing the overhead required, or enhance trust and transparency in traditional markets by providing permanent and unalterable transaction records, the technology has clear applicability. Though distributed ledger systems such as blockchain are still in their early days, CIOs owe it to themselves to begin investigating the technology and understanding both its applicability and it's limitations and challenges to best position themselves for potential adoption.

Takeaways:

  • Blockchain adoption is still nascent but growing; can you afford to wait to be late to the game?
  • Blockchain is about far more than simply adopting Bitcoin as a payment mechanism but any blockchain conversation must include a Bitcoin discussion
  • Understanding use cases for distributed ledger, as well as their technical limitations, is the key to making educated adoption decisions

Presented by:

Paul Moulton, EVP & CIO, Costco Wholesale View details

 
 
 

8:55 am - 9:35 am

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Keynote Presentation

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.

Sponsored by:

IBM View details

 
 
 

9:40 am - 10:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

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, Larry Biagini (replace with speaker), a visionary IT and security leader, will share his 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

 
 
 

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:35 am - 11:05 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Bridging the Talent Gap: Building the Team of Tomorrow

There is no escaping the fact that the demands on the IT department are changing. Those changes are necessitating changes in the IT department itself and nowhere is this being felt more than in the roles and responsibilities of the IT staff themselves. Complicating this transition is the fact that every IT department is undergoing to change at roughly the same time making the personnel with the requisite skillsets extremely hard to find, and perhaps even harder to retain. Savvy CIOs need to quickly identify which are the hot skills they most urgently require and then build a strategy that allows them to build (train), borrow (outsource), or buy (hire) the right people with the right capability at the right time.

Takeaways:

  • Commit to a talent-first organization which recognizes and rewards the most important asset you have " your people
  • Identify the skills most urgently in need and prioritize their acquisition
  • Determine which acquisition methods needs to be used for which skill to maximize impact and return on investment

Presented by:

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

 
 
 

11:10 am - 11:40 am

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

 
 
 

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Unlocking Digital Yield

Takeaways:

  • Digital Opportunities Help Drive Business Transformation
  • How To Better Serve Your Customer through Integrated Capabilities
  • Using the Inflection Point of Change in Customer Behavior

Presented by:

Aldo Noseda, VP IT Global Commercial, Monsanto View details

 
 
 

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Networking Luncheon


 

1:25 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Cloud SLAs: Making, Measuring, and Managing

The lifeblood of any cloud relationship is the Service Level Agreement (SLA) upon which it is based " the SLA sets the expectations of both parties and acts as the roadmap for change, whether planned or unplanned. Each SLA has a complex lifecycle that includes three distinct phases " negotiation where the original terms of the agreement are established, measurement where service is actively monitored to ensure agreed upon levels are achieved, and management where deficiencies from and adjustments to initial agreements are acted upon. IT Leaders must take an active role in all phases of the SLA lifecycle to ensure optimal protection for their enterprise.

Takeaways:

  • Without strong SLAs, cloud service level agreements aren't worth the paper they are written on
  • While many cloud vendors offer only a standard SLA, effort should always be invested in attempting to negotiate an appropriate set of terms
  • SLA work does not end with the negotiation of acceptable terms, in fact that is when the real work begins of ensuring SLA compliance

Presented by:

Radha Kuchibhotla, VP IT, State Street View details

 
 
 

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Redefining Modern Data Integration in the Age of Digital Transformation, the Elastic Cloud, and Self-Service Everything

Today's modern businesses are rapidly undergoing digital transformation, reshaping the enterprise application and data landscape. They simply cannot run effectively on legacy integration technologies. The web, cloud and big data have changed the landscape where the app and data integration fabric needs to be re-architected. In this journey, forward looking IT organizations have realized that in the modern enterprise, their role needs to change to that of an enabler of users through self-service, rather than becoming a bottleneck to the growth and change of business. 

To support this transformation, what's needed is a modern Integration platform consumable and scalable as a service (iPAAS) that speaks the language of the web, understands modern data sources, formats and volumes, and is intuitive to enable self-service. 

Takeaways: 

  • Why a cloud first strategy is critical to success.
  • Understand how data and data systems have evolved and why your data integration strategy requires rethinking. 
  • How modern data integration (iPaas) differs from legacy integration.
  • Why digital transformation initiatives will fail without putting self-service data at the core of this strategy.

Sponsored by:

SnapLogic View details

 
 
 

2:35 pm - 3:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Drones and Robots Gone Wild

Discussed too quickly at too high a level, and IoT technologies can summon images of Big Brother-like monitoring and awareness, or Skynet-like sentience and control. With Google previewing fully autonomous cars that have no driver controls, and Amazon demonstrating delivery drones that will deliver orders in 30 minutes or less, a future of self-controlled whizzing and whirring devices seems a certainty, but what will humanity's role be in this future â?" controller or controlled? And at a more mundane level, if self-acting robots takes over the vast majority of tasks (and do them with more precision and efficiency that their human forbears), what role is left for human workers in this Brave New World future? Join us for the engaging, lively, and admittedly whimsical, look into our autonomous future.

Takeaways:

  • Increased automation transfers many jobs out of the hands of humans â?" we can't all be robot technicians so what does the future hold for employment?
  • At some point robot and drone operations switch from human designed to AI created â?" how far off is that point and what impact does it hold for society?
  • What role do businesses that create these technological advances have in these decisions and how does that balance against the role of governments?
 

3:10 pm - 3:25 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

TBD

Sponsored by:

Acquia View details

 
 
 

4:05 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Building & Maintaining an Exceptional Brand in the Digital Age

Brand and brand recognition are everything; when a brand is built right it defines a segment, but for every Apple, Coke, or Porsche there are dozens of companies that failed to either build or sustain a strong brand. As challenging as the brand issue has been in the past however, today's digital marketplace compounds the problem as each individual channel has the capacity to add to or detract from brand awareness and opinion in a way that old school single channel marketing never experienced. Enterprise leaders must work diligently to ensure they are using all available channels to promote a consistent set of experiences, a consistent voice, and a consistent brand.

Takeaways:

  • Brand, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder so enterprises must use segmentation to better understand customer and prospect expectations
  • As channels are added to consumer experience, we must ensure cross channel experience has the consistency and diversity to create appeal
  • Marketing cannot be solely responsible for brand propagation; all aspects of the company need to communicate the brand message at all times

Sponsored by:

Rubrik View details

 
 
 

4:40 pm - 5:30 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

Moderated by:

Rebecca Wanta, CEO & President, RSW1C Consulting View details

 
 

Panelists:

Jeff Foltz, CISO, Fidelity National Financial View details

 
 

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

 
 

Bonnie Smith, Chief Information Officer, Lear Corporation

 

Dave Hudson, Chief Information Officer, Veritiv View details

 
 

Presented by:

Larry Biagini, Chief Technology Evangelist, Zscaler View details

 
 
 

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by:

Rubrik View details

 
 
 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking Dinner

 

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - Digital Transformation Summit

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

 

8:10 am - 8:50 am

Keynote Presentation

Succeeding in the New Data Economy

More than 2.5 exabytes of data are produced every day; and by 2020, the total amount of data in the world is expected to top 44 zettabytes. Over the coming decade, the digitized enterprise, fueled by IoT solutions, mobile, augmented reality, autonomous systems, thinking machines, and other yet-to-be-imagined advances will continue to generate galaxies of data, overwhelming our capacity to access, understand, and activate it. Even internal to the enterprise, data has become the new currency of business, and CIOs must adapt to this new data economy--they must evolve information systems into intelligent insight systems built for digital natives and capable of enabling millions of split-second decisions. That evolution means cultivating a more holistic, data-aware view of everything from infrastructure and operations to talent strategies to cybersecurity. It also means building new, more meaningful relationships with an expanded salon of thought leaders like venture capitalists, academics, the intelligence community, and leading edge technologists.

Takeaways:

  • Learn how tomorrow's CIO can drive the enterprise to win in the new data economy
  • Activating the value of data means an evolution in leadership to drive data-aware strategies and tactics across the digital ecosystem
  • Faster, better decisions are at the core of successful enterprise (and leadership), and those decisions are only possible by a deep understanding of data economics

Presented by:

Trevor Schulze, Chief Information Officer, Micron Technology View details

 
 
 

8:55 am - 9:35 am

Keynote Presentation

TBD


Sponsored by:

DOMO View details

 
 
 

9:40 am - 10:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Meet the Challenges of Digital Transformation: Tools That Can Help You Solve for the Digital Edge

The digital economy is forcing enterprises to transform how they connect customers, partners, employees and operations. Today's market leaders credit their speed and business advantages to their digital platform. Equinix will discuss how an Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOATM) with a step-by-step playbook can redefine the edge - which is where to localize delivery of cloud-supported services to your customers, employees and partners - and architect your digital platform.

Sponsored by:

Equinix View details

 
 
 

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:35 am - 11:05 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Cloud Adoption Challenges on a Macro Level

The hype around the cloud is pervasive and can be potentially overwhelming but numerous studies have shown that tangible benefits can be had, whether in cost savings, efficiency improvements, or flexibility enhancements. That said numerous impediments exist to not just realizing that value, but even considering adoption; regulatory issues, integration challenges, business process revamp, and a dozen other challenges can halt cloud projects in their tracks before they get off the ground. In this group discussion we'll explore those inhibitors, understanding which challenges prevent adoption and what can be done to overcome them.

Takeaways:

  • The cloud presents a significant opportunity to organizations and while most have adopted in some form or other, wholesale adoption still lags
  • To realize benefits enterprises must deal with a variety of challenges each one requiring different solutions
  • Industry by industry adoption is constrained for different reasons but do common solutions exist that can resolve issues across the board?

Sponsored by:

AtScale

 
 

11:10 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Power of Big Data: Energizing the Customer Experience

Customer intimacy is an imperative for companies who are struggling with increasing commoditization of goods and services and an explosive growth in the channels of engagement. Digital organizations have a head start and have disrupted traditional customer interfaces to gain competitive advantage. As a result, organizations across industries are now exploring ways to energize the customer experience and fill the digital gap. This session will present practical ways in which leaders in digital customer experience are leveraging Big Data to harvest customer insights, create new business applications and enable digital transformation within sales and marketing.

Takeaways:

  • Discover how new data ingestion techniques and Big Data Lake are used to drive customer intimacy
  • Learn how digital customer transactions and social media can successfully integrate with enterprise data such as inventory and order management
  • Discuss how CIOs and CMOs need to interact to enable effective operating models to monetize on Big Data
 

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Executive Visions

Diversity in IT

The importance technology plays within an enterprise will only continue to gain momentum as more developers, engineers, and programmers enter the workforce. As these segments continue to grow, so does the diversity of the workforce within the technology field. For a field that is severely constrained by a talent and skills gap, this influx of bodies can only be a good thing. Beyond the basic ability to deliver of identified capabilities a diverse workforce, whether cultural or gender influenced offers a whole that is more than the sum of the parts. Finding ways to drive and increase diversity in IT then should be a key focus for every IT executive.

Takeaways:

  • Identify the importance behind diversity in technology, opportunities, and capabilities
  • Discuss the importance of cultivating diversity at the grass-roots level and building post-secondary programs that drive awareness of and interest in IT
  • Understand the hurdles that exist that limit the prevalence of diversity in IT, and what steps must be taken to lower, if not eliminate, them

Panelists:

Nashira Layade, CISO, Realogy Holding Corp. View details

 
 

Meredith R. Harper, Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer, Henry Ford Health System View details

 
 

Monica Maria Sanchez, Senior Executive, Office of the Global CIO, Validus Re View details

 
 
 

12:30 pm - 12:40 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

 

12:40 pm - 1:30 pm

Grab and Go Luncheon