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IT Leadership & Digital Transformation Strategies: Chicago

 

Strategies and techniques for leading and guiding IT through a business approach during dynamic times.

 

March 1, 2018

 

9:00am-5:00pm

 

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

 

Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O’Hare) Illinois

  


Overview

How do you define IT Leadership? Does it consist of aligning IT with the business? Driving business efforts forward? Increasing quality of IT services? What skills does it take to be an effective IT Leader? How do you lead IT during challenging economic times?


What You Will Learn

 

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

 

  • Digital Transformation: How CIOs Can Become Business Heros
  • How to Leverage Disruptive Technologies to Succeed with Digital Transformation
  • Driving Out Business Value by Managing to Outcomes
  • How to Develop a Digital Business Strategic Plan: A CIO’s Imperative (panel discussion)
  • Innovation & The Data Driven Enterprise: How CIOs are Leveraging Data Analytics to Drive Business Opportunities
  • IT Investment ROI: Finding the Balance between Cost Cutting & Proactive Investments (panel discussion)

Conference Program

 


8:00am – 9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00am – 10:00am: Digital Transformation: How CIOs Can Become Business Heros

 

Peter Logothetis, Senior VP and Group CIO, Allstate Insurance  

 

Digital transformation is the main driving force for change in businesses and society today.  Digital transformation enables the CIO to collaborate with the CEO and generate valuable relationships with other members of the executive suite. This opportunity could also see technology executives sustain ownership of digital decisions to help build their own personal brand and gain greater respect among the other enterprise business units.

 


Logothetis


10:00am – 10:30am: Refreshment Break


10:30am – 11:30am: How to Create Digitally Transformative Applications That Enable Human-Machine Collaboration

 

Marty Sprinzen, CEO, Vantiq  

 

The pressures to become a ‘real-time business’ are building, driven by rapid advances in IoT, machine learning, augmented reality, robotics, and mobility (to name a few). It is fundamentally your people that can and must drive agility and innovation but only if you enable them to work collaboratively with ‘machines’—the systems that are increasingly at the heart of your organization.

According to Gartner, so-called ‘event-driven applications’ ingest the real-time data streaming from your systems, devices, and people regarding the events constantly happening in and around your company. Continuously analyzing these event data streams enables the right action, at the right time, at the right place—and most of these actions involve your people.

In this session, Marty Sprinzen, CEO of VANTIQ, will describe how it is now possible to quickly create truly digitally transformative applications that enable effective human-machine collaboration.

 


Sprinzen


11:30am – 12:30pm: Driving Out Business Value by Managing to Outcomes

 

Laura Dribin, President/CEO, Peritius Consulting, Inc.

 

This presentation will not only discuss the value of aligning your IT initiatives with the business value expected, but also provide a framework for facilitating a discussion among leaders to reach that alignment. Transformation is just a buzz word to describe what you hope to achieve with a project if the business value of the initiative is not broadly understood across the organization.

 

Laura Dribin will lead a discussion around how to reach the transformative value of your initiatives by aligning your leadership team and focusing on the desired outcome. She will also share some tactics used within her own consulting practice that she uses with her own clients to achieve this goal.

 


Dribin


12:30pm – 1:30pm Luncheon


1:30pm – 2:30pm: How to Develop a Digital Business Strategic Plan: A CIO’s Imperative (panel discussion)


Moderator:
Chris White, VP Product and Marketing Strategy, CAST Software
Panelists:
Mike Solverud, V.P. Information Technology, Superior Bulk Logistics, Inc.
Joe Cannella, Chief Information Officer, Tempel
Michael Kennaugh, VP & CIO, Reinhart Food Service, L.L.C.
John Squeo, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, Thorek Memorial Hospital
Jim P.  MacLennan, SVP & Chief Information Officer, IDEX Corporation
and other IT CIOs/IT Executives will share their experiences

 

For many enterprises, the digital enterprise is almost exclusively about customer engagement which is the area of the CMO. However, the CIO is crucial in connecting business processes, enterprise information and the digital channels that achieve the always-on needs of customers and employees. The strength of the CIO-CMO relationship is vital to a company’s success, but can be challenging to navigate and manage.

 

In this session, attendees will learn from IT executives as to strategies that are using to work closely with the CMO, manage expectations of their teams, and drive business success. For many enterprises, the digital enterprise is almost exclusively about customer engagement which is the area of the CMO. However, the CIO is crucial in connecting business processes, enterprise information and the digital channels that achieve the always-on needs of customers and employees. The strength of the CIO-CMO relationship is vital to a company’s success, but can be challenging to navigate and manage.

 

                          
Solverud       Canella       Kennaugh    Squeo      MacLennan     White


2:30pm – 3:00pm: Refreshment Break


3:00pm – 4:00pm; Effective Execution of Digital Transformation: Realizing the Business Value

 

Robert Dutile, Chief Strategy Officer, UST Global

 

Whether you think in terms of a Fourth Industrial Revolution, or a New Digital Age, the fact is that the speed of technology advancements has accelerated, and the scope and scale of potential change for a business is greater than ever before. To remain competitive, businesses must deal with the facts that larger scale change has been enabled, that many business processes can have 80% reductions in elapsed time and/or labor costs, that readily available platforms eliminate many past competitive differentiators, that it is more likely than not that even if you are “digital” that another wave higher value transformation will occur within a few years.
The net result of the available digital capabilities is that the organization that can develop, deploy and communicate faster enjoys a distinct advantage.
Today, we will discuss some of the methods and processes that we find effective in identifying, developing and deploying digital technology at speed and scale. How we are transforming processes, services and products and realizing tangible returns.

 

Value is rapidly moving away from physical assets into digital assets. This translates into tremendous opportunities for the enterprise as data is quickly becoming the most important asset in the enterprise.

 

In this session attendees will learn how leading CIOs, through effective management of data, are capitalizing on the following:

 

  • Driving more product and service innovation and market differentiation
  • Creating new business models
  • Show the value of IT to the business through these new found opportunities

 


Dutile


4:00pm – 5:00pm: IT Investment ROI: Finding the Balance between Cost Cutting & Proactive Investments (panel discussion)

 

Moderator:
Phil Smith, Regional Director, Vantiq
Panelists:
Douglas Davis, Head of Information Systems, Monical Pizza Corp.
Zach Gorman, Chief Information Officer, Bradley University
Michael Wood, Vice President, Information Technology, Wilton Brands, LLC
Peter J. Garino, Assistant Director of Regional IT, Mayer Brown LLP
Chad Stallings, VP & CIO, Federal Signal
and other Enterprise IT CIOs/IT Executives will share their experiences

 

Many IT Executives are stuck in cost-cutting cycles tied only to expense-line trimming rather than business investments and outcomes. This approach limits the business growth since organizations do not fully exploit the use of IT. In this session, attendees will learn strategies for finding the right balance to move the organization forward.

 

                         
Davis         Gorman       Stallings     Wood        Garino        Smith


Conference Price: $289.00 per person

 

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.

 

Exhibits

As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.


CONFERENCE CO-SPONSORS