The Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas NV
April 23-25th 2017

This event is co-located with

Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas
April 23-25th

CIO Leadership & Innovation

Breakout Presentations

Leading in a Time of Crisis

SPEAKERS

Bill Balint
CIO, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Leading in a Time of Crisis

Higher education IT publications are greatly increasing their focus in the areas of leadership, management and strategy. IT is changing more dramatically and more quickly than at any point in the history of higher education. IT leaders must either be able to drive the change or be forced to react to the change simply thrust upon them. How can higher education IT create and sustain great leaders in a time of crisis and opportunity and how could these tactics work for IT organizations in other industries?

Key Takeaways:

  • Traditional Higher Education IT is in crisis and is in jeopardy of being shattered by various market force.
  • But we must get our own house in order to prepare
  • IT leaders can actually capitalize on this fact by embracing the role of IT facilitator instead of provider
  • Putting people first is too often overlooked as a key step
  • Good IT leadership is critically important as a result
 
The Peter Parker CIO

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Arya Choudhury
Chief Information Officer, SGF (Shady Grove Fertility)

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The Peter Parker CIO

Digital transformations and technology driven growth opportunities are increasingly providing more visibilities to CIOs. They are also getting greater direct access to CEOs and to executive boards. What should the CIO do to become an effective advisor to the board and a true business partner to the C-suite?

 
Key Takeaways:
 
  • Understand why CIOs are getting the opportunity
  • Recognize the common failure points
  • Identify some approaches to success
 
The evolving role of a CIO. What you need to be ready for it.

SPEAKERS

Bhargav Shah
CIO and Head of Ecommerce, IntegraCore

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The evolving role of a CIO. What you need to be ready for it.

In the past, CIO's primary responsibility was keeping systems up and running. Tech companies had CTO to drive the technology product roadmap and innovation. CIO's are asked to do more of these at non-Tech companies. Now every company wants to call itself a tech company (regardless of the industry) and role of CIO is becoming more of technology leaders that drives product roadmap and technology innovation for the company. In 2016 and beyond, CIOs will have increasing responsibilities to be more business leaders, have a seat at the strategy table, and many cases even a seat on the board. Are you ready for this transition?

Key Takeaways:
 
  • Change in companies and technology landscape
  • Change in CIO role
  • Key changes in skill sets required
  • What you, the CIO, can do to be prepared for it?
 
How to Prepare for the Journey to Your Data-Inspired Future

SPEAKERS

Bob Renner
CEO, Liaison Technologies

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How to Prepare for the Journey to Your Data-Inspired Future

In today's connected world, data is bombarding your enterprise from every direction: social media feeds, wearables, machine sensors, mobile devices, and cloud applications—not to mention the myriad of traditional applications still used in typical organizations. All these disparate sources churn out an estimated staggering 2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day.
 
As the availability of data exponentially increases, unprecedented opportunities exist to revolutionize your business—and the world. But so do unprecedented integration and data management challenges.
 
This presentation will ask and answer questions to prepare your organization for its exciting—yet complex—journey to a data-inspired future.
 
Key Takeaways:
 
  • How are other enterprises leveraging data to disrupt their market spaces?
  • What is changing in today's data landscape that represents not only significant challenges, but also tremendous opportunities?
  • Why is it important to move to a data-centric IT approach (vs. today's prevalent application-centric approach)?
  • What would it mean to be able to free siloed data for new business insights?
  • What could Data Platform as a Service (dPaaS) do for your company?