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IT Leadership Strategies

Strategies and techniques for leading and guiding IT through a business approach during dynamic times

May 10, 2012

9:00am-5:00pm

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

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Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois

Overview

How do you define IT Leadership? Does it consist of aligning IT with the business? Driving business efforts forward? Increasing quality of IT services? What skills does it take to be an effective IT Leader? How do you lead IT during challenging economic times?

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • The "Lean IT Startup": Increasing Innovation, Decreasing Risk, and Driving Growth

  • Evolving Role of the CIO: Innovative and Relevant

  • How to Fit Cloud Into the Executive IT Strategy

  • Managing Big Data: What Every CIO/IT Executive Needs to Know

  • Key Strategies for Developing the Next Generation of IT Leaders

  • BYOD: How CIOs and IT Executives are Managing the Challenges and Capitalizing on the Opportunities

Conference Program

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

Erickson

9:00am-10:00am

The "Lean IT Startup": Increasing Innovation, Decreasing Risk, and Driving Growth

Aaron Erickson, Market Technical Principal, Central Region, Thoughtworks

In the current economic times, organizations are still looking to do more with less. While the economy may be recovering, organizations are still being careful and diligent as to how they are managing their resources. Business leaders are continually asking the IT organization to do more with less, to lead innovation and to help the business grow. But do these requests conflict with each other or are there ways to lead effectively by eliminating waste and yet at the same time drive business growth?

In this thought provoking session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Apply the principles of lean manufacturing to IT
  • Use Continuous Delivery to manage risk
  • Understand how Lean Startup and Lean Six Sigma work together - and how they differ!
  • Innovate using these principles
  • Articulate the results to executive management
  • Get your team on board

10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break

Reynolds

Scott

Wrenn

MacLennan

Leifel

10:30am-11:30am

Evolving Role of the CIO: Innovative and Relevant (Panel)

Moderator: Sean Reynolds, EVP, Jones Lang LaSalle
Panelists will include
Yvonne Scott, Chief Information Officer, Crowe Horwath LLP
Steve Wrenn, Senior Vice President, Enterprise IT Services, CVS Caremark
James MacLennan, Chief Information Officer, IDEX Corporation
Jack Leifel, Chief Information Officer, Moraine Valley Community College
and other CIOs and IT executives sharing their experiences and lessons learned

The CIO’s role seems to be constantly changing due to a myriad of factors including the external economic environment, the internal organizational culture, as well as leveraging technology to help drive business decisions.

Due to this CIOs have a number of different roles or personas including: Chief Infrastructure Officer, Chief Integration Officer, Chief Intelligence Officer and Chief Innovation Officer.

In this session will learn from a panel of CIOs and IT executives as to:

  • What should your role be?
  • What are you doing to expand your role?
  • How to look for opportunities to be visible and increase responsibilities
  • How to leverage innovation to become more strategic to the business?




Teeft

11:30am-12:30pm

How to Fit Cloud Into the Executive IT Strategy

Christian Teeft, Vice President of Engineering, Latisys

Cloud is at the stage where many organizations are taking it seriously for some applications. It has moved beyond hype to actual practical applications.

In this session, attendees will learn how organizations who have leveraged the cloud in practical and unique ways.

Topics that will be covered include how to: 

  • More effectively manage your IT budget by leveraging OpEx versus CapEx
  • Better allocate staff resources
  • Leverage the cloud for enterprise mobility
  • Convince business leaders that the cloud will not put the organization at risk

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Vaselopoulos

1:30pm-2:30pm

Managing Big Data: What Every CIO/IT Executive Needs to Know

Jim Vaselopoulos, Partner, PSC Group

Effectively managing ‘Big Data’ presents huge opportunities for IT to deliver business value. By leveraging a continuously connected community of buyers and sellers, data can be mined to deliver relevant offers to an enterprise’s target base of customers. IT can show tremendous value to the business by having a well implemented big data program.

In this session attendees will learn how to:

  • Convince business leaders that the cloud will not put the organization at risk
  • Leverage analytics processes
  • Design a framework to target responses to customer behavior
  • Leverage technologies that are designed to support Big Data
  • How to work with business leaders to derive value from the data

 

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break

Ruf

Logothetis

Kassel

Dutta

Zimmerman

3:00pm-4:00pm

Key Strategies for Developing the Next Generation of IT Leaders (Panel)

Moderator: Bob Ruf, Managing Director, Judge Group
Panelists will include
Peter G. Logothetis, VP and Divisional CIO, Claims, Allstate Technology and Operations
Shouvik Dutta, Chief Information Officer, Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.
Alison Kassel, Chief Information Officer, SeatonCorp
Bob Zimmerman, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Geneca
and other CIOs and IT executives sharing their experiences and lessons learned

An organization's success is defined by one factor: the quality of its leaders. But developing great leaders has never been tougher. The business world has changed dramatically in recent years and the standard paradigms of leadership may not be relevant going forward. Business leaders need a different model to succeed today and into the future, and business customers want to work with IT Leaders who understand the business and have a proven delivery track record.

This panel we will explore exactly how to identify tomorrow's best leaders, accelerate their development and deployment, and maximize their value to the organization. This panel of IT Leaders will explore how to successfully recruit, nurture, and develop the people who will one day lead. They will also explore the changes in developing the next generation of IT Leaders and some new and innovative ideas. We will cover practical tips on how to align executive development with corporate strategy, and how to ensure accountability and measure results.


Haviland

Sahoo

Chacon 

4:00pm-5:00pm

BYOD: How CIOs and IT Executives are Managing the Challenges and Capitalizing on the Opportunities of Tablets and Other Consumerized Devices (Panel)

Moderator:
Jim Haviland, Managing Partner, Vox Mobile Strategic Consulting
Panelists will include:
Ruben Chacon, Associate Director Information Security NA & Global Privacy, Kraft Foods Global Inc.
Sanjib Sahoo, CTO, OptionMonster Holdings, Inc.
and other IT leaders sharing experiences and lessons learned


IT organizations across the board are struggling with consumerized devices through their respective organizations. With issues of security, manageability, accessibility, ownership, etc. how can all of this be managed?

In this session attendees will learn from a panel of enterprise IT leaders as to how they are managing and controlling the situations that arise without precluding productivity.


Conference Price: $259.00 per person


Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)˛, Inc.

Exhibits

As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.