Conferences that solve current IT challenges
The CIO Agenda - 2009 and Beyond
November 6, 2008
7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded
Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois
What made CIOs successful in 2008? What are the key initiatives in 2009? What are the biggest challenges for the CIO in 2009 and beyond? How are CIOs making their department indispensable to the rest of the organization? What can direct reports due to help further the goals of the IT department? This one day conference is designed for CIO, senior IT managers and individuals within IT interested in exceeding the goals of their IT organization. Specific emphasis will be placed on transformation, value, strategic advantage and performance improvement.
What You Will Learn
In this one day conference attendees will learn:
- Business Transformation: How Effective CIOs Integrate Culture and Technology
- Enterprise Value: How to Create Enterprise Value Through Sustainable IT Cost Management
- Corporate Advantage: How to Leverage IT to Gain Competitive Advantage in an Uncertain Economy
- Strategic Business Technology: How to Research and Implement to Drive Corporate Growth
- Performance Improvement: How to Grow by Subtraction
- Explosive Data Growth: How CIOs are Managing the Challenges
8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
Business Transformation: How Effective CIOs Integrate Culture and Technology
Patricia Shafer, President, Compel Ltd.
Operations Expert? Turnaround Specialist?
Innovator? Business Strategist? Technology
Visionary? It’s a given that the CIO span of
influence and accountabilities have been
changing and expanding. Yet, perhaps the
greatest opportunity to be an invaluable
strategic partner lies ahead . . .
In an era calling for “business transformation,” and with technology being one of today’s most important variables, CIOs and senior technology managers can be the most impactful leaders in an organization. How? . . . The best expand their interests and capabilities to include responsibility for the cultural side of change. They are catalysts - reaching out to internal customers, re-envisioning business processes, communicating in new ways, and training and developing their teams to do the same.
Whether you are a CIO currently or aspire to be one, this informative session – incorporating new research and real-life examples - will stimulate ideas for how to be most effective.
Topics covered will include:
- Who’s succeeding at transformation?
- What are the pros and cons of being a “transformational technology leader”?
- When should these approaches be used? When not?
- Where and how do you develop needed mindsets and skills?
10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break
How to Create Enterprise Value Through Sustainable IT Cost Management
Sumitro Sarkar, Founder, Managing Partner, TechStrategyLabs Inc.
At present IT cost reduction is the most burning
issue on the CIO’s agenda. Research shows that
cost-reduction has a cyclical backlash where the
cost creeps-up to the same or even a higher
operating structure in 2-3 years. Hence it is
imperative to strategically reduce IT cost to
gain sustainability on a lower operating cost
model for the future, and create enterprise
In this session attendees will learn strategies for:
- Various forms of IT cost reduction
- Organizational ramifications of those from a sustainability perspective
- The impact of IT "cost-sensitivities" such as power utilization, real-estate impacts, bandwidth, software/hardware license costs and staffing
- Determining an approach to arrive at a lower IT operating cost model
How to Leverage IT to Gain Competitive Advantage in an Uncertain Economy
Moderator: Joel Basgall, Co-Founder & President, Geneca
Dave Kamath, CIO, IDEX Corporation,
Steven Loos,Vice President, IT and CIO, Wheels, Inc.
Debra Jenkins, CIO, Carroll University,
Jesse J. Strittmater, VP / CIO - Information Systems, Life Fitness
As the economic outlook continues to be
uncertain, the CIO’s #1 priority is to
predictably deliver on commitments that support
business strategy. However, CIOs need to learn
to balance surviving the effects of uncertainty
without sacrificing the ability to innovate,
hold competitive ground, and bounce back when
the money flows back in.
As CIO, the worst thing you can do is get so focused on the inevitable cuts that your team can't take the business where it wants to be once the economy turns around.
This presentation looks at new ways CIOs (and their business stakeholders) will be held accountable by their CEOs; why alignment on business objectives is more important than ever; and how to plan not only for the lean times but for the good ones that inevitably follow.
12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon
Strategic Technology Directions: How to Place the Winning Bets
Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President, PSC Group
With limited budgets, staff, and time, CIO's
must be shrewd in selecting the right projects,
methods and technologies. Irrespective of
elegance or merit, technologies must be
evaluated in the context of business value.
In this session attendees will gain:
- A framework and context for identifying the business value of projects and technologies
- Best practices for identifying business project needs and prioritization
- Lower risk and higher reward methods of project management
- Methods to engage the business in continuing dialogues that foster an IT investment mentality
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break
Performance Improvement: How to Grow by Subtraction
Moderator: Peter Berg, Territory VP for the
Enterprise North, CompuCom Systems, Inc.
Dave Patzwald, CIO, Schneider Electric North America
Michael J. Ouska, CIO, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois,
Yvonne Scott, CIO, Crowe Horwath LLP,
Bruce Massel, Former CIO, Brook Furniture Rental
Getting bogged down by details can preclude your
professional growth and that of your staff. CIOs
need to focus on the more strategic issues that
help move organization forward and create
significant value for the entity as a whole. As
a way to improve performance, many CIOs have
found it successful to ‘Shed’ as a way to focus
on the finer details and reduce the time and
effort spent on items of lesser importance.
In this session, attendees will learn from a panel of enterprise IT CIOs as to the results they have achieved through ‘shedding’.
Questions that will be answered include:
- How much is too much?
- Can we grow through subtraction?
- How do we know when to say ‘no’ ?
- How do empower our staff to say ‘no’ without the fear of being labeled negative?
Explosive Data Growth: How CIOs are Managing the Challenges
Moderator: Costa Hasapopoulos, VP of Solutions
and Products, Hitachi Data Systems
Mason Rotelli, CIO & CTO, Communication Supply Corporation
Mark Horbal, VP, Information Technology, SHC Direct, L.L.C
John Phillips, Vice President & CIO, Allscripts
A leading analyst projects that the amount of
information generated by the world is expected
to increase 600% by 2010. Adding to this data
complexity are issues of legislation and
compliance, environment (reducing carbon
footprints in the data center) and business risk
With all these issues, how does one get a handle on and prioritize the variety of challenges that exist with limited funds? And at the same time how do you not stall your efforts in leveraging IT to move the business forward?
In this session, attendees will learn from seasoned CIOs as to how they are addressing data growth challenges that include the following:
- Compliance (archiving/e-Discovery/data discovery)
- Reducing data center/carbon footprint and costs
- Consolidation in the Data Center
- Greening the IT environment (storage economics/virtualization)
- Resilient/HA infrastructure for all that data
- Risk vs Cost
Conference price: $249 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)², Inc.
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.