Chicago CIO Executive Summit

November 30, 2021 | Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

November 30, 2021
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Chicago's top CIOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today:

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

Chicago CIO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Co-Chairs

Tom Gergets

McDonald's
CTO, Vice President - Global Technology Services

Deb Hall Lefevre

Couche-Tard
Chief Technology Officer

Michael Parisi

ITW
VP CIO

Ashley Pettit

State Farm Insurance
Senior Vice President & CIO

Thomas South

Northern Trust
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Francesco Tinto

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Senior VP & Global Chief Information Officer

Eddy Wagoner

JLL
Executive Director, Digital Chief Information Officer

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CIO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Chicago CIO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


November 29, 2021

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

November 30, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Better Customers, Better Business – The Walgreens Journey

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Patrick McLean

Chief Marketing Officer

Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Francesco Tinto

Senior VP & Global Chief Information Officer

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Today’s digital customer demands a personalized, seamless experience, and today’s businesses outcompete when they foster digital engagement with consumers. For Francesco Tinto and his team at Walgreens Boots Alliance, delivering on these expectations required a customer-centric mindset, the right technology platforms for greater agility, and a strong collaboration with his marketing partners.

In this case-study keynote session, Tinto and Chief Marketing Officer Patrick McLean will share:

  • Tenets of strong technology-marketing collaboration on the road to superior customer engagement
  • The evolution of the Walgreens approach to the customer experience and the business outcomes it created
  • The technology platforms and operating models necessary to deliver on the CIO/CMO partnership

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Cloud Migration – More Than Lifting and Shifting

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John Jacobs

Field CISO

Fortinet

One could say networking and security always follow the compute, but rapid adoption of multi-cloud and hybrid computing means networks are now more distributed than ever before with business value shifting to agility, innovation and software - leading to the rise of the software-defined enterprise.
In this session, you will explore:

  • Practical strategies to secure cloud computing while delivering better outcomes and experiences
  • New and emerging technology trends
  • Automation, orchestration, AI and machine learning cloud strategies

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Advancing and Scaling Strategic, Outcome-Based Technologies

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Scot Berkey

Chief Information Officer

Illinois Housing Development Authority

As the demand for digital business has increased, CIOs are adopting agile and scalable technologies that have clearly identifiable outcomes, producing hard dollar returns and tangible value. These strategic decisions have changed the conversations around the value IT delivers to the business. Join Scot Berkey, CIO of Illinois Housing Development Authority, as he shares how IT enabled a 50% increase in funds distributed/revenue, created a fundamentally new direct-to-consumer business model in a matter of weeks and kept over 55,000 residents of Illinois who would otherwise have been physically displaced due to fallout from the COVID pandemic in their homes.

In this session, Scot will discuss:

  • How IHDA transformed technologically while also staying nimble, cost-effective and reusable
  • The advantages of cloud-based technology
  • Why it was important to prepare in advance in order to realize the most benefit from cloud implementations

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Accelerating Business Value During a Digital Talent Drought

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Anuj Gaur

VP Global Information Technology

The Marmon Group

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Praveen Moturu

Chief Enterprise Architect

Mars

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Stephanie Moore

Senior Vice President Marketing

Softtek

According to Gartner, 7 out of 10 boards have demanded digital acceleration in a disrupted global climate. But facing a widespread scarcity of digital workers and the need to retrain employees for digital scaling, how is your organization meeting the challenge? Join your peers in this interactive discussion on how to strategically address the digital skills gap, secure talent for value creation and increase employee engagement. 

Among the key talking points:

  • Pulling the right levers to expand digital business and increase digital maturity
  • The role of the CIOs is securing, inspiring and nurturing top talent and top partners
  • Competing for talent management to scale digital and agile programs

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs).

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

How to Support Hybrid Work with Conversational AI

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Bhavin Shah

CEO & Founder

Moveworks

97% of employees prefer hybrid work, which means it’s your job to help them stay productive from anywhere. But most companies still rely on old technology to support the new normal — preventing their people from getting the help they need. To deliver the experience your employees expect, it takes a faster approach to support: Conversational AI. 

Join this session to learn:

  • Where industry leaders have deployed conversational AI to support hybrid work
  • How the latest AI platforms can adapt to your unique environment while on the job
  • Ways to automatically resolve employees' requests, such as IT issues and HR questions

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Beyond the Hype – Embracing the Hybrid Cloud

Customers are demanding more convenient digital experiences, but security threats are growing and a complex, ever-changing web of regulations extends across the globe. How can businesses digitally transform with cloud – ensuring they have a secure environment where customers’ data is not compromised –while dealing with application sprawl and siloed data? The answer is clear - a secure and open hybrid cloud architecture, but the path to getting there is murky.

In this discussion, we will explore:

  • Strategies to unify existing cloud and on-premise environments and create a bridge to tomorrow’s infrastructure
  • The untapped value across complex hybrid infrastructure
  • How to take control of decentralization and manage, maintain and optimize enterprise systems

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact your program manager, Summer Parisi. (summer.parisi@evanta.com)

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

The CIO Imperative to Drive a Diverse, Inclusive Organization Worldwide

It is widely known that diverse teams and organizations not only outperform less-diverse competition – they drive higher profits and innovation around the world. With the powerful, connective force of technology at their fingertips, CIOs are uniquely positioned to deliver diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that impact every aspect of the IT creation/workforce experience. 

This peer-driven boardroom looks beyond compliance to explore actionable DEI strategies around:

  • Sourcing and hiring diverse IT talent – instilling access and opportunities for all
  • Partnering with the business and building pathways to elevate diverse IT talent into leadership roles
  • Expanding initiatives by accurately measuring and evangelizing the business value of DEI in IT

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

November 30, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

11:45am - 1:15pm  Lunch Service

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:05pm  Lunch Comments

1:05pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

Driving an Agenda that Enables and Transforms Your Business

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Chester Lui

Head of Americas Chrome Customer Engineers

Google Chrome Enterprise

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Jim Petrassi

SVP and CTO

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

One of the biggest challenges facing the modern CIO is balance. When it comes to business transformation, the sky is the limit…until you run into budget, time and resource constraints. How can CIOs balance these real limitations while encouraging their teams to dream big and come up with outside the box solutions?

Join this panel to discuss:

  • Crafting a technology and cultural transformational strategy
  • Successful frameworks that allow space for a “test fast, learn quick” environment
  • Strategies for enabling and securing a hybrid WFH workforce

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

November 30, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

The CIOs Updated Priorities for a Distributed Workforce

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Ash Goel

SVP/CIO

Bronson

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Bud McQuade

Vice President of Information Technology (CIO)

Duracell

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Eddy Wagoner

Executive Director, Digital Chief Information Officer

JLL

CIOs have been working with distributed workforces for over a year now. While IT leaders were quick to shift to remote working, as offices open up, strategies will change and evolve to meet the ever-changing operational landscape. As a CIO, how do you ensure you’re making the right decisions around ensuring an efficient and secure workforce, and how can you continue to build in agility, resilience by delivering the same user experience in a hybrid work model?
Join this session to share best practices, including:

  • Investing in the right technologies to support work-from-anywhere and decrease risk
  • A digital workspace that improves employee experience and productivity for a hybrid workforce
  • Moving from workforce support to workforce innovation

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Dialing in the Data Ecosystem from Strategy to Delivery

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Andrew Jaime

CIO

Solo Cup Co.

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Karriem Shakoor

SVP & CIO

UL

“Data is at the core of everything we do.” Whether or not you relate to this Fortune 250 CIO’s decree, the struggle to be a well-oiled, data-driven enterprise is real. What opportunities has your organization missed along its data journey, and what strategic levers can you pull to drive competitive advantage? Learn what your CIO peers have achieved on the data forefront.

In this session you’ll consider:

  • Best practices for generating accessible, actionable data insights across the enterprise
  • Leverage points for executing on data strategy for short-term wins and long-term impact
  • Advanced analytics tools that improve decision-making, business process and customer experience

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Summer Parisi at summer.parisi@evanta.com

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

The CIO’s Roadmap - Security at the Center

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Wayne Bulmahn

CIO & Security Officer

UNITE HERE HEALTH

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Raj Sampoornam

SVP & CIO

Byline Bank

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Frank Yanan

SVP / Business Information Security Officer

Bank of America

Heightened cybersecurity risks of the last two years have proven security initiatives and business continuity planning must be ingrained in every enterprise’s corporate culture. CIOs must set an example, demonstrating a commitment to security, positioning it at the core of IT and enterprise roadmaps. 

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Building robust cybersecurity strategies that align with new business objectives and hybrid workforce models

  • Reconceptualizing cyber roadmaps to enable digital business rather than inhibit innovation

  • Tackle growing security threats against infrastructure through security awareness and threat intelligence

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Summer Parisi. (summer.parisi@evanta.com)

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:50pm  Breakout Session

Articulating the Power of Data

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Kelly Coomer

Chief Information Officer

Sammons Financial Group

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Karriem Shakoor

SVP & CIO

UL

 As technology evolves, data collection is expanding and becoming more valuable to the enterprise. The focus is now on IT leaders to communicate the value of these assets to stakeholders. In order to demonstrate how these data assets deliver faster and more accurate business outcomes, leaders must communicate the benefits succinctly.

Join this session as your peers discuss:

  • Practical metrics that align with and advance key business objectives
  • Combining storytelling and data to demonstrate revenue growth, innovation, customer wins and risk management
  • Fostering a data-centric focus the organizational culture

3:05pm - 3:50pm  Executive Boardroom

DevOps Transformation — Closing the Gap

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Stephen Lavin

CTO

Redbox

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Sunder Pappu

Vice President, Technology

Inland

Now more than ever, DevOps plays an important role in transforming our digital landscape and driving business revenue. To quickly deliver new customer-centric services or simply just to fail fast, IT teams are transitioning to DevOps models that close the gap between development and operations while drastically increasing their business relevance.

Join this peer-driven conversation to explore:

  • Effective DevOps strategies
  • Successes in transforming your delivery model
  • Challenges in driving DevOps in organizations

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact Summer Parisi. (summer.parisi@evanta.com

3:05pm - 3:50pm  Executive Boardroom

You Are What You Do – The Nuts and Bolts of Behaving Digital

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Eyal Altman

Vice President, Chief Digital & Information Technology Officer

Littelfuse

As businesses strive to function more like digital-native tech companies, many are experiencing growing pains on the road from strategy to execution. New opportunities for speed and agility often run headlong into the old processes, sourcing and organizational structures of traditional operating models. In this session, CIOs will help one another master the new operating mechanics that tie strategy to business outcomes.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Creating clear and aligned business priorities for digital strategy
  • Adopting the right operating model to rapidly unlock business value through technology
  • Reducing friction with better processes and the right sourcing plan

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact, Summer Parisi. (summer.parisi@evanta.com)

3:50pm - 4:05pm  Break

4:05pm - 4:10pm  Closing Comments

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

Leading the Transformed Enterprise

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Jesse Magenheimer

CISO

State Farm

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Ashley Pettit

Senior Vice President & CIO

State Farm Insurance

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Cathy Wallace

SVP & Chief Risk Officer

State Farm

IT and security partnerships are built on trust and thrive when leaders invest in each other throughout the organization. IT leaders must set an example, demonstrating a commitment to security, positioning it at the core of IT and enterprise roadmaps.

Join this keynote as State Farm shares their story on how to:

  • Strengthen the IT-Security partnership to fuel innovation and accelerate new technology deployments
  • Ensure security is represented as a holistic element of the organization
  • Collaborate in different business sectors while moving business initiatives forward

4:40pm - 5:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines, in addition to taking all practical safety precautions onsite.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures are subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.

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Summer Parisi

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summer.parisi@evanta.com