Conferences that solve current IT challenges

IT Leadership Strategies

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

November 9, 2012

9:00am-5:00pm

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

Bios

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:

  • Running IT and Business – CIO's Evolution to Business Leadership Role

  • Successful Execution: How to Manage Large Scale Programs that Span Multiple Technologies and Business Units

  • Cloud & Business Benefit: How CIOs are Leveraging the Cloud for Enterprise Gain

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

  • Complexity of Simplicity: The Steps to Make Your Organization More Agile

  • Strategies for CIOs to Stay Relevant and Successful (CIO Panel Discussion)

Conference Program

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

Biswas

9:00am-10:00am

Running IT and Business – CIO's Evolution to Business Leadership Role

Partha Biswas, Group President & Corporate CIO-Global IT & Corporate Strategy, Middleby  Corporation, Inc.

Now more than ever, IT executives are not only asked to understand business issues but become part of the corporate revenue engine. Many IT executives have a business background which enables them to have a firm grasp on the key business initiatives, while others are working through the challenges of working with the business.

In this session, attendees will gain great insights into the following:

  • Difference between knowledge of business and knowledge of business process. Why knowing business is important to your career?
  • How to become a business centric IT professional?
  • How to get a meaningful seat at the executive table? How to win peer credibility?
  • How does CIO’s dual role – business and IT - help?
  • The Whys and Hows of transitioning your career into business

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

Vaidyanathan

10:30am-11:30am

Successful Execution: How to Manage Large Scale Programs that Span Multiple Technologies and Business Units

Nag Vaidyanathan, Senior Director, IT, Allstate Insurance Co.

Managing large scale programs for mission critical applications while modernizing and retiring systems across multiple business units and technologies requires a great deal of financial investment, resource management and buy-in.

In this session a seasoned IT leader will provide how he and has team have successfully executed on this mission through the following areas:

  • Committed sponsorship
  • Orchestrated and well disciplined program management
  • Quick wins
  • Multiple communication channels and change management
  • User adoption of the new system while the old favorite system is retired

Dirking

Moturu

Rettig

Sheth

11:30am-12:30pm

Cloud & Business Benefit: How CIOs are Leveraging the Cloud for Enterprise Gain

Moderator:
Brian Dirking, Director of Product Marketing, Box
Panelists will include:
Praveen Moturu, Chief Enterprise Architect, Navistar
Parthiv Sheth, Director, Business Intelligence, Hyatt Hotels
David Rettig, IT Executive, IMMI
and enterprise IT CIOs sharing experiences and insights

According to industry analysts and recent industry surveys, two in three CIOs say the cloud lets them deliver better business systems with the same or lower costs. Additionally, 62 percent say that cloud technology gives business stakeholders more ownership of key applications.

While many organizations are slowly moving to the cloud, how can you make sure that you are taking the right steps for your specific organization?

In this session attendees will hear from a panel of enterprise IT CIOs as to the steps they have taken, the results achieved and the lessons learned. 

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

Katauskas

Nottke

Loos

Swislow

Von Esh

3:00pm-4:00pm

Complexity of Simplicity: The Steps to Make Your Organization More Agile 

Moderator:
Dave Katauskas, Chief Technology Officer, Geneca
Panelists:
Daniel Nottke, Chief Information Officer, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Steven Loos, Vice President and CIO, Wheels, Inc.
William Swislow, Senior Vice President, Product & Chief Information Officer, Cars.com
Kendra Von Esh, Chief Information Officer, Veolia Water North America
and other CIOs and enterprise IT executives

In the last few years, our world has become dominated by consumer technology. CIOs and IT executives, are eager to deliver consumer friendly tools to enterprise users. Simplicity has become synonymous with agility, speed and flexibility. With increased simplicity comes increased efficiencies of IT operations leading a more effective and agile enterprise.

What steps can you take to reduce complexities and at the same time prevent them for sneaking back in? How are IT executives succeeding with simplicity?
In this session attendees will learn how IT executives and working through these challenges and making their corporate users more effective.













Ruf

Moon

Smith

Beaulier

Sahoo

4:00pm-5:00pm

Strategies for CIOs to Stay Relevant and Successful (CIO Panel Discussion)

Moderator: Bob Ruf, Managing Director, Judge Group
Panelists:
John Moon, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Johnson Outdoors Inc.
Tom Smith, Former Chief Information Officer, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Blaise Beaulier, Vice President - Information Systems, Northwestern Mutual
Sanjib Sahoo, CTO, OptionMonster
and other CIOs and enterprise IT executives

CIOs and IT executives, in order to stay relevant, need to focus on business outcomes rather than technology outcomes. They need to focus on areas that include innovation and intelligence that directly correspond to business goals.

In this session attendees will learn from seasoned CIOs and IT executives as to strategies that are making them indispensable to the business.


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.