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22 - 24 Mar • America • Online

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CIO Digital Summit

As the post-pandemic work and digital marketplace consolidate, people are starting to expect better quality and more consistent experiences from IT. With this “normalization” the mega trend of ESG now takes center stage and big questions will be asked of IT in the not-too-distant future. Senior leaders will have to consider ITs impact on a company’s environmental, social and governance credentials, especially as they become more important to key tech talent. As IT becomes increasingly responsible for these key elements of strategy and the experience enjoyed by all stakeholders, it will be key for technology leaders to create innovation driven links to the business and wider community.

70

Attendees

100%

Senior Executives

9 Hrs

Industry Insights
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Why Attend

Connect with 70+ senior IT leaders for a curated agenda focused on tackling your current business critical challenges and driving industry forward. Our summits are designed to help you:

Build new connections with likeminded senior leaders

Stay current with emerging business trends

Understand the impact new technology can make

De-risk new projects by gaining a broad range of insights

Accelerate key projects through meaningful new partnerships

Downloadable and actionable takeaways

Event Agenda

Day one
Day two
Day three

09:00 - 09:20

09:00 - 09:20

Opening Remarks

Intro & Challenger Panel

Sheryl Koenigsberg VP of Global Product Marketing, Mendix
Allan Coulter Distinguished Engineer, Global CTO for SAP Services, IBM,
Philip Alfano Field CTO, Apptio

09:20 - 09:50

09:20 - 09:50

Panel Discussion

Creating Total Experiences In A Post-Pandemic Landscape Where ESG Takes Centre Stage

The pandemic is now fully normalised in most peoples lives. As a result the excuse it offered for IT to provide sub-optimal IT experiences is no longer available. No matter where people work or how they work, they expect a frictionless experience. The stakes are even higher now given that as the pandemic has waned and it has given rise to the great resignation.

Scott Strickland CIO, Wyndham Hotels
Jeff Afonso SVP-Systems and Technology, US Bank
Earl Newsome CIO, Cummings

09:55 - 10:35

09:55 - 10:35

Workshop

The CIO's Dream for Digital Transformation – Enabling the Boring Go-Live

As businesses scramble to accelerate their digital transformations, migrate their ERP platforms, move to the cloud, implement artificial intelligence, and acquire or divest, winners and losers will inevitably emerge. This was just as true before the pandemic as it will be after. Given that digital transformation requires a strong digital core, it is critical for companies running multiple disparate, outdated, and highly customized SAP systems to select the optimal migration path. The end goal isn’t simply to upgrade systems to the latest release or embark on another digitalization project, the ultimate goal is to generate new business value. Companies that take multiple years to transform risk becoming obsolete. To gain a competitive edge, companies need to reduce the timeline of their digital transformation projects from years to months.

Dr. Steele G Arbeeny CTO, SNP

10:35 - 10:45

10:35 - 10:45

Insight Break

10:45 - 11:45

10:45 - 11:45

Roundtables

Track 1: Critical Links – Different Approaches To Getting Closer To The Business

What emerging leadership skills are required of CIO’s to create fusion teams that do not have traditional reporting lines?

Sheryl Koenigsberg VP of Global Product Marketing, Mendix

Track 2: The key to a sustainable future - Driving ESG through technology

There is no question that the responsibility to improve the environment, social and governance metrics is becoming one of the most important features of corporate strategy. Yet how does this need conflict with the call for even faster digital transformation? One of the biggest governance issues impacting AI and ML is bias together with how already fragile communities are protected through reskilling in the transition to a tech first economy.

Allan Coulter Distinguished Engineer, Global CTO for SAP Services, IBM,

Track 3: Leading A Frictionless Total Experience

This roundtable explores how CIO’s are increasingly being called on to take responsibility to provide a frictionless experience now that workplaces, digital channels and post pandemic operating processes become more standardised. One thing is for sure, the pandemic can no longer be used as an excuse for a poor experience.

Philip Alfano Field CTO, Apptio
Michael Sun VP of Data Science, Rocket Mortgage

11:50 - 12:20

11:50 - 12:20

Closing Keynote

Balancing Transformation, Sustainability and Financial imperatives With Cloud at Core

Progressive organizations have leveraged the cloud as a critical ally to address their digital transformation journey and are harnessing power of cloud to balance the need to increase quarter-on-quarter growth and profitability while transforming their business and meeting board level ESG commitments to the street. A Forbes 2020 report mentions that 90% of consumers have a positive image of a company that supports sustainability physically or socially. Enterprises have big transformation plans for 2022 and beyond and Cloud will be a key element to future organizational strategies and plans to enable growth and business agility. HCL and Google Cloud are developing and delivering services in a sustainable manner while helping enterprises balance their transformation and sustainability agendas.

Sanjay Singh EVP & Head, Alphabet & HCL Google Cloud Ecosystem Unit, HCL Technologies
Philip Moyer VP of Strategic Industries, Google Cloud

09:00 - 09:10

09:00 - 09:10

Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:40

09:10 - 09:40

Keynote

Building a Successful and Sustainable Cloud Center of Excellence

The biggest challenges of scaling a cloud environment often involve aligning people and processes to manage the organization-wide impact on financial management, operations, and security and compliance. Many organizations establish a cross-functional team of stakeholders responsible for addressing these challenges, often referred to as a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE). However, a CCoE will only be effective if it is aligned on core objectives, priorities, and KPIs to track progress. This session will walk through a framework based on proven best practices in cloud management to help you identify areas for improvement and maintain alignment on cross-functional efforts.

Jonathan Morin Group Product Line Manager, CloudHealth by VMware

09:45 - 10:25

09:45 - 10:25

Workshop

Unlikely alliances in Ai, deconstructing a success story

A session exploring an