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How do you purge your data? Are your data management practices in compliance with recordkeeping conventions and with legal standards? A recent survey from Doculabs unearthed some surprising findings about how organizations approach data lifecycle management. This meeting will host a discussion on the survey and discuss the impact on information governance and security, and offers recommendations for how to improve.
Business technology is a demanding discipline. Getting value from technology investments requires integrating insights and perspectives from business strategy to engineering to group psychology. A panel of CIOs will discuss their career lessons and journeys as they became ‘business technologists’ who now drive the most value from investments in technology for their enterprises.
Cybersecurity is becoming a top of mind topic for many executives driven by media coverage, high profile breaches and regulatory pressures. IT leaders must respond to educate their peers and share their action plans to build confidence and gain continued support. The panelists will share what they are doing at their organizations as well as lessons learned.
In an organization everyone is theoretically aligned on the same goals: selling products, increasing market share, delighting the customer, attracting people to work in the organization, and helping them evolve their talents.
But in reality departments are created that establish their own vision and goals, seeming connected to the whole, but often subtly, and detrimentally, different. If an Agile organization is to be optimized around delivering value, alignment on what’s important is critical. But it is common for there to not only be a lack of alignment, but actual hostility between IT and the lines of business they support. What cause this? What are the consequences? And, what can be done?
In this session we’ll look at the things in structure, process and language that lead to the rift between IT and “The Business” and the concrete steps you can take to erode the boundaries.
Here’s a question to get you thinking. Even the phrase “The Business” is part of the problem. Why is that?
Executive sponsorship varies vastly across the industry. Many are still making a case for data, and even after gaining buy in, there is a need to constantly keep senior leadership engaged. How can you ensure you have the ear of and continue to be heard by senior leadership? How do you get your organization to view data management as a value added activity?
Find out how to:
- Give and receive ongoing support to senior leadership
- Create a case for global data management initiatives that require heavy investment and time before benefits can be reaped
- Position data as a business asset and allow each line of business to contribute and consume it
- Leverage emerging technologies such as Delphix data virtualization as an enabling technology in an overall data management strategy.
In a busy market for skills, grooming in-house talent is more important than ever. How you recruit, mentor and engage young talent is critical to success. Hear from three finalists for the CIO of the Year Leader Award in how they approach this challenge and meet their talent needs.
How to engage in a technical discussion and be relevant and heard, when you may or may not be the only expert in the room. The panel will discuss situations that they’ve encountered and how to handle yourself and others when everyone is an expert (or thinks that they are).
CIOs are consistently challenged by their organizations to leverage emerging technologies like social, mobile, cloud and big data to drive new value. Where is the problem? Many IT leaders admit their spending is too heavily weighted toward keep-the-lights on projects (80%-90% in many cases), leaving little budget for truly transformational initiatives.
Join this interactive session to learn how companies like Welch’s, are successfully tipping the balance between innovation and “lights on” mix by untethering resources from costly ongoing maintenance of their legacy ERP systems including SAP and Oracle, to re-investing in high growth initiatives.
The world is becoming more electric and more digitized, with a need to decarbonize and decentralize our sources of energy. Leveraging technology and IoT is at the heart of driving innovation in energy management. In this keynote, Bhavani Amirthalingam, VP of Information Technology & Business Transformation, will discuss how Schneider Electric is driving innovation in energy management through the implementation of IoT. She will highlight the future and business value of Industrial IoT and the critical role of the technology leader that accompanies this evolution.
Enterprise IT organizations are struggling to compete with the agility and fractional consumption offered by Public Cloud providers like AWS. Learn about the technology that is enabling IT to build an Enterprise Cloud that can deliver the agility, innovation and economics offered by Public Cloud providers without sacrificing the control required to achieve the integration, security and SLAs most business demand.
Innovation is challenging! As IT leaders, we are integral to achieving innovation by partnering with business leaders across our enterprises. A discussion led by Andy Boynton whose research and books have centered on innovation will focus on models and approaches for success.
Faced with a faltering legacy system and with efforts to modernize progressing slowly, Harvard University Information Technology made a bold decision to look outside for fresh ideas to stabilize and then accelerate the replacement process.
Kenn Bryant will explain Pitney Bowes’ evolution of enabling commerce. How Pitney Bowes integrated core business systems into the robust cloud architecture that supports the Pitney Bowes Commerce.
What kind of employee engagement is valuable? How can you orchestrate it and focus on the types of engagement that lead to business impact and culture change? Most organizations do not understand the powerful role engagement plays in achieving collaborative and innovative cultures or executing on digital transformation.
Join Rachel Happe, Co-Founder of The Community Roundtable and Jim Martin, CIO of Shepley Bulfinch, to talk about how TheCR’s Work Out Loud framework helped the national design firm measure their social intranet’s adoption and engagement.
This session will cover:
- The concept of Working Out Loud and TheCR’s Work Out Loud framework
- How Shepley Bulfinch used TheCR’s Work Out Loud framework and metrics to find validators, sharers, askers and answerers on their social intranet, and how they articulated the value their behavior has to the firm
- How they are using the framework to measure the success of their process and how it will help them evaluate their approach going forward
- Best practices for implementing a WOL framework at your organization
User (Customer) Experience is the white hot engagement methodology for leading creative and technology companies. Integrating UX into your IT organization and product strategy is critical to successful engagement with your employees and customers. This session will discuss the importance of UX, key method of engagement, ways to incorporate into your organization and expected outcomes.
Connecting with customers, students, citizens or employees in a meaningful way is essential to deliver exceptional services in the digital economy. This level of connection is only accomplished when you break down technology silos to create a genuine omnichannel experience. Identity relationship management is at the center of this transformation.
Enjoy this complimentary cocktail reception featuring an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and conversation. Make this an important element of your attendance to the Summit. The ability to network and collaborate with your peers in an open and no-hype environment will prove to provide long lasting value to your key business initiatives moving forward.
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