CDO New York Summit | February 26, 2019 | New York, NY, 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.

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - CDO New York Summit

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

Moderated by:

Vittorio Cretella, Former CIO, Mars View details

 
 
 

8:55 am - 9:25 am

Keynote Presentation

Bringing Down the Barriers

With the role of the CIO expanding, CIOs are being pushed to increase digital business by using IT in ways that deliver cost saving methods and increased levels of productivity, as well as new opportunities. However, many believe that current methods for these opportunities have reached their end. As a result, it is time to reconfigure these methods in new, unique ways. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Latest strategies or methods to increase digital business 
  2. How to confront resiliency or resistance to new digital initiatives 
  3. The different types of behavioral patterns or mindsets to confront

Presented by:

ViJay Viswanathan, Group CISO, Keurig Dr. Pepper

 
 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Learnings Along the Journey

We will explore key learnings from various industries and verticals on the good, the bad and the ugly of digital transformation. We will have an opportunity to not only be exposed to successful use cases, but also ask the hard questions behind those successes. 

Takeaways: 

  1. One of the best ways to learn is to hear the stories of success (and failure) from companies similar to yours 
  2. Asking questions of HOW the journey unfolded are just as important as the end result

 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

IoT - Benefits, Challenges, Risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects (Things) that use sensors to capture data and embedded connectivity to exchange it over the internet to drive new value creation. Things' can be computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people. The anticipated benefits of IoT range from new revenue to cost efficiency and innovation. But what is today's reality? What do we need to be concerned about and address pro-actively? 

Takeways:  

  1. Benefits of IoT 
  2. Key IoT challenges and risks need to be addressed 
  3. Benefits and issues with IoT Big Data

Presented by:

Timothy Reed, SVP of Information Systems & Technology, EMCOR Group View details

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Designing the Digital Workplace

Employees are consumers of digital technologies such as IoT, AR and VR. The plethora of mobile devices has enabled them to work where they want and when they want which has raised the bar on employee expectations for tools and capabilities from their employers. In order for companies to retain the best and get the most out of their employees, it is vital to design and continually update the digital workplace. We will discuss the current trends as well as share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Highly skilled employees will demand a mobile and efficient workplace 
  2. Keeping these skilled employees fully engaged and passionate about your company is critical to achieving the desired digital transformation

Sponsored by:

 
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

AI-Driven Development

Due to market shifts, the need for collaboration between professional data scientists and application developers is no longer necessary. Today, professional developers can operate alone using predefined models to deliver the top, AI-enhanced solutions. These models allow for developers to utilize tools tailored to integrating AI capabilities into your organization's solution. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Learn more about how to utilize predefined AI integration models 
  2. Learn how to apply AI to various data sciences, application development and testing functions 
  3. Understand the potential benefit of self-governing programs over large data sets

Presented by:

Henna Karna, CDO, AXA View details

 
 
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Does Data Matter in Business? An interactive and humorous survey of lessons from neuroscience and Tableau's largest customers on Data Science, Executive Decision-Making, and the shift to a Data-Driven Culture.

Even as data becomes vogue, and data scientists our new celebrities and heroes, there is a elephant in the middle of the room we don't want to talk about: do people ignore data? More specifically, do executives and decision-makers ignore what the data says? Learn what neuroscience says about why we ignore data, what some leading companies are doing about it, and what you can do to ensure that you're not left behind.

Sponsored by:

Tableau Software View details

 
 
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Digital Transformation - Architecting Your 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 (IOA(TM)) can redefine the digital edge, providing competitive advantage in today's market. By outlining the four key use cases that all enterprises need to solve for digital, Equinix will provide a roadmap for building a digital ready architecture.

Presented by:

Dan Eline, Head of Solutions Marketing, East Region, Equinix View details

 
 

 
 

12:40 pm - 1:25 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CIO

A CIO's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years as most CIOs supervise teams and units beyond their IT department. Because of these changes in responsibilities, a CIO's success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, the role of a CIO has become both more attractive and more demanding. 

 Takeaways:  

  1. What are the significant changes regarding the role of the CIO? 
  2. How to keep up with the changing requirements 
  3. How to properly measure a CIO's success

Moderated by:

Alizabeth Calder, SVP CIO, HomeEquity Bank View details

 
 

Panelists:

Chirag Arora, CISO, Crum & Forster View details

 
 

Lance Braunstein, CIO, E*Trade View details

 
 

Allen Hsiao, Vice President & Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Yale New Haven Health View details

 
 

Kenn Kern, CIO, District Attorney Office, New York

 

Jazz Tobaccowalla, CIO, Celgene View details

 
 
 

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Big Data and Analytics at the Next Level

The explosive growth of data volume and data variety that have characterized this new big data era are set to head in a steeper upward trajectory as IoT moves from being a fringe technology, to a mainstream capability. When a single Boeing 787 is able to capture 70Tb of data per flight from thousands of individual sensors throughout the vehicle, just imagine the data volume that can be captured when not just every plane, or even every vehicle, but every device and every individual is streaming a constant set of status information. Data growth by itself however is only a small portion of the story, as to have value this data must be analysed in essentially real-time in order to create actionable outcomes.

Takeaways:

  • Big data today may be big, but every single one of the v's that compose it (Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity and Value) is set to increase exponentially as a result of IoT
  • The ability to analyse, interpret, and find meaning in this vast sea of data will be single biggest differentiator in enterprise success
  • Enterprises will have to walk a fine line when it comes to privacy of the information they collect to ensure the continued ability to do so

Sponsored by:

 
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Driving Digital Transformation: Proactive Path vs. Reactive Response

Shakespeare wrote that we should be afraid of greatness as "some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". This is true today as well for CIOs and CISOs. Digital transformation will happen, the only question being will the CIO drive it or will it be thrust upon them. We will discuss how to be a proactive voice in driving your company's digital transformation journey instead of waiting and responding to the voice of others. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Digital transformation is happening with or without our actions 
  2. The most successful CIOs will drive this transformation from a proactive point of view instead of reacting to internal and external voices

Sponsored by:

 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Immersive Experiences

Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are changing the way in which people perceive the digital world. This perception change and interaction experience presents unique opportunities for the immersive user experience. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Discuss the shift from individual devices that have separated user interface technologies to a multichannel experience 
  2. Discuss how immersive technologies provide benefits such as use, scalability, and new types experiences your organization, customers and employees. 
  3. Learn more about the challenges facing the immersive technologies implications

Presented by:

Samir Saini, Commissioner and CIO, City of New York View details

 
 
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Network Complexity Causes Outages - Understand Your Network Better and Avoid Failures

Imagine a future where you have zero network outages related to change management and configuration?a future where your network is managed smoothly, behaves reliably, and doesn't pose business risk. 

Forward Networks is revolutionizing the way large networks are managed. Forward's advanced software delivers a "digital twin" of the network, enabling network operators to verify intent, predict network behavior, quickly deploy changes, and simplify network management. Forward's robust network verification platform results in stronger, more reliable networks, reduced outages, and reduced business risk. 

Join Jeff's presentation to learn more.

Sponsored by:

 
 

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Latest in Blockchain

Entire industries are reshaped with the implementation of blockchain due to its promise to enable trust, provide transparency and reduce friction, as well as lowering costs and improving cash flow. Currently, financial institutions, governments and many other institutions have a centralized trust model that adds delays and friction costs to its transactions. Consumers are warmly welcoming blockchain and its ability to provide an alternative trust model and removing the need for central authorities in monitoring transactions. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Cover the latest advancements in blockchain implementations 
  2. Reasons why it is significant to at least begin evaluating blockchain even if you're not looking to implement it immediately 
  3. What roadblocks your organization may run into with blockchain implementation

Presented by:

Vanessa Fernandes, CTO- Emerging Technologies, Itau-Unibanco View details

 
 
 

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

NGA Data Services, Integrated Program Office (IPD)

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. 

Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA.  

NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant, accurate and actionable GEOINT. NGA enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill the president's national security priorities to protect the nation.  

  • Operates the NGA Open Data Store (ODS) 
  • Manages Massive Complex Datasets 
  • Data Ingest, Conditioning, Safeguarding and Storage

Presented by:

Matthew Benden, Chief Cloud Systems Security & Engineering, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

 

Bill Holt, Deputy Director Data, Sec, Info Eng, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

 
 

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Enterprise Architecture: Secret weapon of CIOs in Managing Digital Transformation Risks - Intelligent Automation!

Today's tech savvy business managers want to know if their internal IT team understands business needs and customer experience expectations. Technology Solutions are expected to be platform-based with deep integration leveraging AI & ML as part of the design, not an afterthought. Immediately after rollout, business needs real-time data and efficiency increase with investment in technology. Join us to review role of Intelligent Automation in managing risks of Digital Transformation journey continued with AI & ML.

Presented by:

Bala Kalavala, Director of Enterprise Architecture & Intelligent Process Automation, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts View details

 
 
 

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CIOs, where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the digital transformation projects ahead of you 
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one-day CIO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers

Moderated by:

Vittorio Cretella, Former CIO, Mars View details

 
 
 

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Summit Happy Hour