CIO100
What’s Happening, and When

Sparking Connections that Count

The 2022 Symposium featured a who’s who of IT leaders whose work has advanced the CIO role and who have been recognized as visionary, compassionate, and results-driven agents of change.

Event agenda is set in PDT

12:30pm

Registration Opens

2:00 - 3:30pm

Executive Roundtable: Building High-Quality Digital Experiences Quickly and at Lower Costs

Location: Palos Verdes 6

The speed of business today requires that organizations quickly build and implement customer-facing systems across any channel – Web, mobile, voice, or chat. But hiring developers is a challenge, and outsourcing development can lead to quality tradeoffs. That’s why some enterprises have turned to SaaS based, low-code development to both rapidly build new customer engagement workflows – and do so with few technical constraints. Over the course of the roundtable, we will explore approaches to build customer applications with shorter development cycles and reduced costs.

Hosted by Airkit

Moderated by:

Charles Pelton, Contributing Editor, CIO, CSO, and Network World, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc.

By invitation only, pre-registration required

Executive Roundtable: Data Architecture Modernization Strategies for Fragmented Environments in the Real-time Economy

Location: Palos Verdes 7

According to analysts at IDC, data architecture and data management have emerged as a critical competency as enterprises rapidly increase their investment in – and deployment of – technologies that manage and analyze data as a unified value-generating asset. Meanwhile, researchers at Gartner note that organizations are struggling to keep up with talent and technology requirements for addressing the surge of data and application silos that are mushrooming across organizations. It is exploding the volume and complexity of data that must be effectively managed. Over the course of this roundtable, explore how leading organizations are assessing the disposition of their current enterprise data architectures to create frameworks that ensure comprehensive and immediate access to data scattered across heterogeneous enterprise computing environments.

Hosted by Aerospike

Moderated by:

Lane Cooper, Contributing Editor, CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc.

By invitation only, pre-registration required

4:00 - 5:30pm

Executive Roundtable: AI/ML and the Future of the Workforce: Tips for Improving Employee Experience in the Digital Age

Location: Palos Verdes 7

As organizations continue to define and refine work models best suited for their industries, leaders will need to carefully calibrate how they apply automation and big data analytics to integrate and optimize today’s digital and physical workspaces. According to research from IDC, these technologies are prompting new conversations about how IT can be deployed in new and interesting ways across internal functions and external interactions with customers. Over the course of the roundtable, we will explore the keys to improving employee experience by harnessing technology to elevate satisfaction, engagement, and overall performance, as well as discuss how innovations and emerging technologies can contribute to a more human-centric approach to IT services.

Hosted by CompuCom

Moderated by:

Lane Cooper, Contributing Editor, CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc.

By invitation only, pre-registration required

Executive Roundtable: Control and Mobility: 5G and the Future of the Interconnected Enterprise

Location: Palos Verdes 6

As more organizations embrace resources from the cloud to the data center and from the edge to the IoT device, latency and the speed of connection become key challenges. For many companies the future of device, platform, and system interconnectivity points to the adoption of 5G networks. And for those enterprises on a digital transformation journey, the need for control and mobility requires connectivity solutions with higher bandwidth and lower latency to realize the full potential of technologies and endpoints as varied as AI, machine learning, and IoT. Over the course of the roundtable, we will discuss the incorporation of 5G into IT environments.

Hosted by T-Mobile for Business

Moderated by:

Charles Pelton, Contributing Editor, CIO, CSO, and Network World, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc.

By invitation only, pre-registration required

5:30 - 6:30pm

Opening Reception

KPMG welcomes you to the CIO 100! Delight in a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres and an array of available sips, including a specialty KPMG Cocktail, while you connect with your fellow colleagues.

6:30pm

Registration Closes

6:30 - 7:15am

Morning Run

Meet up with fellow attendees to take in the fresh air and California coastline with an at-your-own-pace fun run.

The group will depart from the hotel lobby.

7:30am

Registration Opens

7:45 - 8:45am

Networking Breakfast

Location: MGM Grand Ballroom, Salon A & Terrace

Grab a coffee and breakfast and connect with our sponsoring partners.

8:45 - 8:55am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

Speaker: Chris Ritchie

Chris Ritchie, Vice President, North America, Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

8:55 - 9:20am

Keynote: More Than Winning

Speaker: Eric Boles
Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

The goal of every team is to win; no matter the venue or arena of competition, sports or business, the objective is to come out on top. What if there was a better approach that does not involve winning or losing, where winning was simply the by-product? The pursuit of excellence is not about winning – it is “More than Winning.” It is giving your very best in pursuit of a goal or worthwhile endeavor bigger than yourself. That’s what Eric Boles experienced in his years in the NFL playing for the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers, and what he now focuses on in his work with executives and business. In this dynamic leadership keynote, he’ll show you how to unlock your team’s potential and inspire them to tackle your greatest challenges.

Eric Boles, CEO and Founder, The Game Changers, Inc.; Former Wide Receiver, National Football League

9:25 - 10:30am

Meet & Greet Photo Opportunity With Eric Boles

Speaker: Eric Boles
Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

Meet this engaging and inspiring teamwork, leadership and peak performance authority, author, and former wide receiver with the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers and New York Jets.

Eric Boles, CEO and Founder, The Game Changers, Inc.; Former Wide Receiver, National Football League

Digital Poster Program

Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

Select which award-winning projects interest you and visit those digital posters to hear about the project details.

9:25 – 9:55am

10:00 – 10:30am

10:30 - 11:00am

Networking Break

Location: Palos Verdes Foyer

Grab a coffee or iced beverage, enjoy the fresh air, and connect with award-winning CIOs and sponsoring partners.

11:00 - 11:25am

Keynote: Innovation and Technology – Is Net Zero Possible?

Speakers: Rita N. Soni & Jimit Arora
Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

Join this thought-provoking research-based keynote to understand what you can do to get closer to achieving net zero. What investments should you consider? What will accelerate or hinder progress? Get your questions answered so that you can begin to rethink your strategy and develop a plan for growth and innovation while reducing climate risks.

Rita N. Soni, Principal Analyst, Impact Sourcing and Sustainability Research, Everest Group
Jimit Arora, Partner, Everest Group

11:25 - 11:55am

Winning the Conversation on Digital Investments

Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

Leaders understand that business adaptability and success is powered by digital technology. However, organizations still struggle to advance digital transformation, getting lost even in the term itself. To articulate and deliver concrete impact from digital investment, CIOs must start by reframing the conversation. This keynote will present a common language that links digital transformation to business strategy and insights on how CEOs and CFOs understand digital transformation to short-circuit your conversations on digital investment.

Missed the session? View the slides here.

Tim Smith, US Leader, Technology Strategy & Business Transformation Practice, Deloitte LLP
Steve Gallucci, Global & US National Managing Partner, CFO Program, Deloitte LLP
Diane Ma, Global Life Sciences Finance Transformation Leader, Deloitte Consulting

12:00 - 1:30pm

A Fresh Take on Lunch

Location: Palos Verdes Foyer, Terrace, Lawn

Variety and choice are the hallmarks of lunch where you can experience indoor or outdoor dining options featuring locally sourced products from Terranea’s grounds and the surrounding peninsula. If you want to take a moment for yourself and enjoy scenic views of the Pacific while dining al fresco, we have that option for you. If you prefer an enjoyable and delicious meal with your team or new colleagues, you can choose the setting and food options that are right for you.

1:30 - 1:50pm

Structure Your Data Organization to Maximize Impact

Speakers: Azadeh Moghtaderi & Zac Rule
Location: Palos Verdes 7

Data has never been more available. With a constant influx of inputs at our fingertips, it becomes imperative to distill, analyze, and act on all the information in real time. Where data sits in an organization can impact business agility, innovation, and digital transformation. Join us for a fireside chat as we discuss how to structure your data organization to maximize business outcomes.

Azadeh Moghtaderi, Vice President of Data, Coursera

Zac Rule, Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Coursera

Why Agility is the Key to Getting Ahead in the Era of Flexibility

Speaker: Chester Lui
Location: Palos Verdes 8

There is no doubt that the workplace has undergone an unprecedented transformation in the last few years. As IT leaders prepare for what’s next, they must be strategic in determining which technology best supports their workforce and keeps it secure and productive. Hear from the Chrome Enterprise team on workplace trends, how to keep your competitive edge and how leaning into solutions that provide flexibility and agility will future-proof your business.

Chester Lui, Head of Chrome Enterprise Customer Engineering – Americas, Google

2:00 - 2:30pm

Digital Poster Program

Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

Select which award-winning projects interest you and visit those digital posters to hear about the project details.

Coffee & Conversation with CIOs

Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

This is an opportunity to meet with IT Executives who have set the industry standard for excellence in IT leadership. These small group conversations are designed for networking, a chance to get feedback from peers and other thought leaders, and to share insights about career development and leadership topics.

Integrating Non-Traditional Talent into the Workforce with Penelope Prett

Leading Through Disruptive Times with Lookman Fazal

Winning the Talent Wars with Jimit Arora

Leading with Heart with Michelle McKenna

Profits with Purpose with Rita Soni

Working with Boards with Marykay Wells

Cross-Cultural People Leadership with Vince Marin

Penelope Prett, CIO, Accenture
Lookman Fazal, Chief Information & Digital Officer, NJ Transit
Marykay Wells, Chief Information Officer, Pearson
Jimit Arora, Partner, Everest Group
Rita N. Soni, Principal Analyst, Impact Sourcing and Sustainability Research, Everest Group
Vince Marin, Global Chief Information Officer, Sidley Austin LLP
Michelle McKenna, Former CIO, National Football League and CEO The McKenna Collaborative

2:30 - 3:00pm

Networking Break

Location: Palos Verdes Foyer

Grab a coffee or iced beverage, enjoy the fresh air, and connect with award-winning CIOs and sponsoring partners

3:00 - 3:30pm

Security For All The Ways We Work

SpeakerRobert DeVito
Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

Work has changed forever. And it’s changed for the better. Anytime/anywhere productivity isn’t just possible, it’s popular and growing, thanks to shifting social norms and cloud-first business strategies. Yet with it come more vulnerabilities, risks and bad actors than ever before. And in many organizations, security hasn’t yet caught up. In this keynote, learn how to provide new levels of proactive protection that complement today’s need for flexibility. We’ll look at where security is heading, and where every business should be.

Robert DeVito, Global Director, Customer & Partner Engineering, Google

3:30 - 4:00pm

Keynote Panel: Habits of Future-Ready IT Leaders

Panelists: Maryann Byrdak, Barbara Cooper-Jones, & Marykay Wells
Moderated by: Randi Levin
Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

This session will focus on the strategic and tactical skills and attributes that IT leaders need to have to continue to innovate and drive growth at their organizations. The panel will feature award-winning CIOs who will share their thoughts about communication, collaboration, human+technology integration, and their views on what the next phase of the future of work will look like.

Maryann Byrdak, CIO, Feeding America
Marykay Wells, Chief Information Officer, Pearson
Barbara Cooper-Jones, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Data and Technology Solutions, Ginnie Mae
Randi Levin, CEO, RSL Technology Associates, Former NASA JPL CIO

4:05 - 4:45pm

CIO 100 Lightning Insights

Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

Join us for a lively series of five-minute market insights geared to solving your biggest challenges. Relax and enjoy the rapid fire pitches with passed wine, hosted by T-Mobile for Business.

The Right Advice From the Right People, presented by Protiviti

Addressing CIO Priorities through Automation, presented by UiPath

Helping the Digital World Run Better, presented by BigPanda

The Journey from Technology Enablement to Total Business Reinvention: What Does it Really Take? presented by PwC

Networking Technology is Not a One Size Fits All Proposition, presented by Spectrum Enterprise

Solve Your Talent Shortage by Hiring Globally, presented by Andela

Introducing Turing’s Intelligent Talent Cloud, presented by Turing

What Real-time Data Platform is Right for You?, presented by Aerospike

Some slide decks are available, please see the linked documents.

5:00 - 6:00pm

Networking Reception

Location: Palos Verdes Foyer

Unwind and enjoy a drink with colleagues and new connections.

Hosted by T-Mobile for Business

6:00pm

Registration Closes

6:30 - 7:15am

Morning Run

Stretch it out and get moving to kick off the day. Join us for a no-pressure fun run – good for the mind, body and soul.

The group will depart from the hotel lobby.

7:45am

Registration Opens

8:00 - 9:00am

Networking Breakfast

Location: MGM Grand Ballroom, Salon A & Terrace

Grab a coffee and breakfast and connect with our sponsoring partners.

9:00 - 9:05am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

Speaker: Chris Ritchie

Chris Ritchie, Vice President, North America, Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

9:05 - 9:25am

Keynote: The Role of the CIO in Enabling Enterprise Innovation

Speaker: Bob Parker
Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

This presentation focuses on what CIO’s need to do now, and in the future, to create an environment for sustainable innovation. Research on building a culture of trust, why line of business investment is a springboard and not an end state, the move toward industry ecosystem innovation, and the impact of decentralization will be covered in this fast-paced keynote.

Bob Parker, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Data Intelligence, Services, and Industry Research, IDC

9:25 - 9:45am

Keynote Panel: The Future of Next Gen Tech is Now

Speakers: Ezhil Nanjappan, Eshwar Pastapur, Penelope Prett
Moderator: Bob Parker
Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

Following his presentation, Bob will moderate a panel discussion with executives who are passionate about innovation. The panel will focus on how leading organizations are implementing disruptive technologies at their organizations. The discussion will include strategies for leveraging technologies such as IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Web3, Metaverse, and Cloud.

Ezhil Nanjappan, CTO, Otis Elevator Co.
Bob Parker, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Data Intelligence, Services, and Industry Research, IDC
Eshwar Pastapur, CIO, Hastings Mutual Insurance Company (HMIC)
Penelope Prett, CIO, Accenture

9:45 - 10:15am

Why Network Matters for Digital Transformation

Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

A broad range of factors—rising volumes of data, increased need for security, connectivity, and demand for real-time processing, to name a few—is driving IT leaders to make better use of emerging and cutting-edge technologies to improve efficiencies, automate and scale. Learn why the network is an important foundational element to drive successful digital transformation efforts.

Moe Beydoun, Director, Business Products, T-Mobile for Business

10:15 - 11:00am

Networking Break

Location: Palos Verdes Foyer

Grab a coffee or iced beverage, enjoy the fresh air, and connect with award-winning CIOs and sponsoring partners

11:00 - 11:30am

Digital Poster Program

Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

Select which award-winning projects interest you and visit those digital posters to hear about the project details.

Leadership Development Track

Track Chair:

Dan Roberts, Host, Tech Whisperers Podcast; CEO, Ouellette & Associates

Beyond X’s and O’s: A Game Plan to Winning on the Field and in Life

Speaker: Michelle McKenna
Location: Point Vicente 2-3

Beyond X’s and O’s is a winning playbook for this generation and the next to navigate success in leadership and life.

A technologist by trade, frequently at the cutting edge of leading organizational transformation, Michelle provides a firsthand account of how to shape and change cultures, mindsets, and behaviors one person at a time, one play at a time. She has experienced what the rest of us are all waking up to; it is no longer enough to simply ‘engage’ employees. Leaders must ensure people are happy, thriving, and engaged. In this session, Michelle will share the skills and tactics required to trust your instincts and follow your gut; knowing which plays to execute and when it is time to call an audible.

Michelle McKenna, Former CIO, National Football League and CEO The McKenna Collaborative

11:30 - 11:50am

Scaling Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Achieve Their Full Potential

Location: Palos Verdes 6

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are increasingly pervasive in organizations and have generated returns by improving operations and delivering superior customer experience. But common pitfalls are preventing the majority of AI endeavors from reaching production, and even fewer are implemented at scale. Come to a discussion on overcoming common AI and ML pitfalls and learn the right steps to scale AI efforts to reach their full potential.

Missed the session?  View the slides here.

Rohit Tandon, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLC
Stephanie Perrone Goldstein, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLC

CIO Fireside: When Megatrends Collide: Sustainability Meets Digital Transformation

Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

All companies have become technology and data companies, driving the need for continuous digital transformation. But how do we balance the need for innovation with sustainability? What role can technology leaders play in saving the planet? How should we govern our innovation programs, protect against data bias, and reduce our carbon footprint? Today, more than ever, we need the right technology leadership to ensure our digital programs result in a more sustainable world.

Jed Yueh, CEO & Founder, Delphix

Brian Kirkland, CIO, Choice Hotels

Future of Work: Meeting New Expectations for Employee- and Customer Experience Alike

Location: Palos Verdes 8

The modern workforce is anchored by the hybrid work model and does not want to accept the pre-pandemic workplace anymore — they want greater flexibility and autonomy in where they choose to work and how they use their time. To gain a competitive advantage, brands need to gain a deeper understanding of how every individual is adapting to work in this new era. Customers, too, are demanding service levels and experiences that were not the norm before the pandemic. To meet some of these new business requirements, employees need modern tools and the empowerment to do their jobs as required. In this session, we will explore how organizations strive toward this future of work and examine how an enhanced employee experience can lead to the same for customers.

Gary Sorrentino, Global CIO, Zoom Video Communications

12:00 - 12:20pm

Speed to Modern Technology: Imperatives for Today’s Most Innovative CIOs

Location: Palos Verdes 8

How do successful CIOs bring forward the power of technology to transform businesses so that they can cater to the growing needs and demands of their customers? Join this session as KPMG brings a unique perspective and shares the experiences that have helped CIOs and IT executives solve for the business challenges they face every day.

Sachin Satija, Partner CIO Advisory, KPMG
Danielle Beringer, Managing Director, KPMG

4 Ways to Increase Timely IT Adoption

Location: Palos Verdes 6

To provide value, technology must be adopted in a timely fashion. The implementation of digital patient records, for example, has risen from 16% to 96% over the past decade, but without prompt and significant adoption, intended outcomes and ROI are delayed. Join us for new research and learn the four critical drivers to increase technology adoption — and the success of your IT projects.

Heather Haugen, PhD, Vice President Healthcare Advisory & Innovation, NTT, ltd

12:20 - 1:40pm

A Fresh Take on Lunch

Location: Palos Verdes Foyer, Terrace, Lawn

Variety and choice are the hallmarks of lunch where you can experience indoor or outdoor dining options featuring locally sourced products from Terranea’s grounds and the surrounding peninsula. If you want to take a moment for yourself and enjoy scenic views of the Pacific while dining al fresco, we have that option for you. If you prefer an enjoyable and delicious meal with your team or new colleagues, you can choose the setting and food options that are right for you.

1:40 - 3:10pm

The Lab Experiential Room

Location: Palos Verdes 6 & 8

Step into The Lab to experience emerging technologies for yourself and reimagine your technology strategy for the future. Create your own avatar and join the immersive metaverse world created by JPL; enter the TikTok studio to learn how to shoot and edit professional and secure video projects; create a video to share what inspires you and your advice to the next generation of IT leaders. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask your questions, meet colleagues interested in emerging tech for the enterprise, and experience these new technologies for yourself.

Leadership Development Track

Workshop: Navigating Organizational Politics Using Influence and Diplomacy

Panelists: Onyeka Nchege, Ron Guerrier & Melanie Kalmar
Moderator: Dan Roberts
Location: Point Vicente 2-3

Dealing with workplace dilemmas is an unavoidable fact of life, no matter where you sit on the company org chart. IT professionals who recognize the need to build high-level support, develop key alliances, deal with opposition, and influence critical decisions, are more likely to be perceived as high performing leaders, and move ahead in their careers. This highly interactive, fast-paced workshop will provide you with the awareness, practical skills, and tangible tools to build your influence and agility skills so you can work more effectively and forge alliances throughout the organization.

Onyeka Nchege, SVP & CIO, Novant Health
Melanie Kalmar, Corporate VP, CDO & CIO, Dow

Moderated by:

Dan Roberts, Host, Tech Whisperers Podcast; CEO, Ouellette & Associates

3:20 - 4:00pm

Identifying Next Gen Tech Opportunities and Keeping it Real

Speaker: Phillip Silitschanu
Location: Palos Verdes 6

Blockchain, Crypto, NFT Strategies, Web3 and Metaverse. From definitions, to how to best identify opportunities, deployment strategies that deliver desired outcomes, and regulatory issues to be aware of, Phillip will provide the information you need to chart a course for your organization.

Phillip Silitschanu, Research Director, Worldwide Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, NFT, & Web3 Strategies, IDC

Leadership Development Track

Changing Mindsets to Build an Inclusive Culture with a Drive for Action

Speaker: Chris Nardecchia & Bob McCowan
Location: Point Vicente 2-3

Building a productive and inclusive culture, changing mindsets, and reinvention are top of mind topics for CIO’s like Chris Nardecchia, who has a bias for action. In this engaging session, Chris will share some key lessons learned from his own experience embracing accountability for building a culture of innovation, speed, agility, efficiency, and employee and customer centricity. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with peers to share your story of reinvention and to ask questions of Chris and others so that you can continue to move your business forward.

Chris Nardecchia, SVP, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Rockwell Automation

Bob McCowan, SVP & CIO, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

4:10 - 4:30pm

Keynote: Learning to Love Turbulence – Creating a Flight Plan to Clear any Goal for Take-Off

Speaker: Amelia Rose Earhart
Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

When we set our minds toward any big goal, we imagine creating our plan and executing it to completion. We tell ourselves that if we work hard enough, we will soar from Point A to Point B gracefully, leaving others to wonder how we ever pulled it off. When we begin our journey, the wind is at our backs and the view is spectacular. Suddenly, there’s a terrifying jolt. We’ve been thrown off course by something we never saw coming: turbulence. Suddenly, our well thought out plan is thrown out the window. We are now in crisis mode. Which way is up? Who is on our team? Is there ANY safe place to land? From the art of navigating the holding pattern, to developing vision beyond sight, to what it takes to build a high functioning flight crew, Amelia’s aviation analogies ring true and will resonate with IT leaders piloting their companies through turbulence to a smooth landing.

Amelia Rose Earhart, Inspiring Around-The-World Pilot & TV Personality

6:30 - 7:00pm

CIO 100 Awards Cocktail Reception

Location: Palos Verdes Foyer

Join us to toast to the 2022 honorees.

7:00 - 9:00pm

CIO 100 Awards & Hall of Fame Gala Celebration

Location: Palos Verdes Ballroom

Come celebrate IT excellence at this elegant dinner and awards ceremony. The 2022 CIO 100 Awards presentation will honor the winning organizations for their use of innovative IT to deliver business value, followed by the induction of our newest members into the CIO Hall of Fame.

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Cookies & Cocktails, Hosted by Compucom in partnership with Intel and Lenovo

Location: Palos Verdes Foyer

Cure your sweet tooth and continue the celebration at the dessert reception, immediately following the awards ceremony and dinner. Refreshments, live entertainment, and desserts will be provided.

Cookies are great for dessert, but not on your computer. Don’t miss this scrumptious event!

10:00pm

Registration Closes