IT Leadership & Digital Transformation Strategies: Chicago
Strategies and techniques for leading and guiding IT through a business approach during dynamic times.
October 17, 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: How IT can Participate in your Digital Business Transformation – and make an Impact!
Jim MacLennan, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, IDEX Corporation
In most traditional organizations, IT is a back-office function – focused on Operations and cost control, spending little time with Customers and Products. But in a company transforming into a Digital Business, teams that work with Information and Technology have a much greater change to participate in those connections – and will very probably be on the team that reacts to and delivers on the ideas that are generated. Should IT play a key role in a Digital Business transformation? This presentation will provide some context for the idea – with real-world examples and stories of what works and what does not.
10:00am -10:30am: Refreshment Break
10:30am-11:30am: People, Places, and Things: An Event-Driven, Real-Time World
Marty Sprinzen, CEO, Vantiq
According to Gartner, a new generation of ‘event-driven applications’ will power the transformation of your business operations. They will do this by ingesting 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.
The pressures to become a ‘real-time business’ are building, driven by rapid advances in IoT, machine learning, augmented reality, robotics, and mobility. 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.
In this session, Marty Sprinzen, CEO of VANTIQ, will describe how it is now possible to quickly create truly transformative applications that can power your real-time business operations.
11:30am-12:30pm: Top Trends in Digital Business that Make the Difference
Digital means something different to every business. How do you determine what is right for your business?
In this session, attendees will learn what these trends are and how to focus on the top five digital activities that are strategic to your digital business.
12:30pm – 1:30pm Luncheon
1:30pm-2:30pm: How to Develop a Digital Business Strategic Plan: A CIO’s Imperative (panel discussion)
Diana Smith, Vice President, PrimeTSR
Jenni Murer, CIO, Gant Travel Management
Neil Goodrich, Director, IT, Acting CIO, M. Holland Company
Daniel Nottke, CIO, Kirkland & Ellis
Stuart Alter, Director of Technology, Newfields Lab
Tom Braden, Vice President, Enterprise Technology, IMMI
and other CIOs/IT Executives sharing effective strategies
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.
2:30pm – 3:00pm: Refreshment Break
3:00pm-4:00pm: Effective Execution of Digital Transformation: Realizing the Business Value
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:
4:00pm-5:00pm: IT Investment ROI: Finding the Balance between Cost Cutting & Proactive Investments (panel discussion)
Phil Smith, Director, VANTIQ
Moe Alkhafaji, CIO, Discovery Health Partners
John Payton, Director of IT, Banner Service / Banner Medical
Kin Lee, CIO, The Joint Commission
General Grant, Executive Consultant, US Signal
and other CIOs and IT Executives sharing effective strategies
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.
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.