IT Leadership & Digital Transformation Strategies: Chicago
Strategies and techniques for leading and guiding IT through a business approach during dynamic times.
March 1, 2018
7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded
Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O’Hare) Illinois
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:
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.
10:00am – 10:30am: Refreshment Break
10:30am – 11:30am: How to Create Digitally Transformative Applications That Enable 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.
11:30am – 12:30pm: Creating a Sustainable Innovation Program
In this presentation, we will define the key building blocks that are required to create a sustainable IT innovation program. The need for such a program is discussed, and key “how to’s” are presented. Emphasis will be on the management of the innovation process to assure continued and ongoing success. Key takeaways:
12:30pm – 1:30pm Luncheon
1:30pm – 2:30pm: How to Develop a Digital Business Strategic Plan: A CIO’s Imperative (panel discussion)
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 Kennaugh Squeo MacClellan
2:30pm – 3:00pm: Refreshment Break
3:00pm – 4:00pm; Innovation & The Data Driven Enterprise: How CIOs are Leveraging Data Analytics to Drive Business Opportunities
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:
4:00pm – 5:00pm: IT Investment ROI: Finding the Balance between Cost Cutting & Proactive Investments (panel discussion)
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
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.
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.