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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

The CIO Agenda - 2009 and Beyond

 

November 6, 2008

9:00am-5:00pm

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

   

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

Overview

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

Conference Program

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

Shafer

9:00am-10:00am

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

Sarkar

10:30am-11:30am

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 value.

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

Basgall

Loos

Jenkins

Strittmater

11:30am-12:30pm

How to Leverage IT to Gain Competitive Advantage in an Uncertain Economy

Moderator: Joel Basgall, Co-Founder & President, Geneca
Panelists:
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.

Topics covered:

  • Where your company fits in the lead/follow/lag economic cycle and how this impacts your team
  • How to achieve greater clarity and alignment on business objectives
  • Tough times call for a tough team. How to know whether you have an A, B, or C performing team and
  • what to do about it
  • CFO vs. your business customer – who is your best friend now?
  • How to weigh the short- and long-term risks of portfolio cuts to both the business and IT
  • How to work more strategically with the business team to accelerate product development and predictably deliver new product offerings and short time fixes.

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Vaselopulos

1:30pm-2:30pm

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

Berg

Patzwald

Ouska

Scott

Massel

3:00pm-4:00pm

Performance Improvement: How to Grow by Subtraction

Moderator: Peter Berg, Territory VP for the Enterprise North, CompuCom Systems, Inc.
Panelists:
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?

Hasapopulos

Horbal

Phillips

4:00pm-5:00pm

Explosive Data Growth: How CIOs are Managing the Challenges

Moderator: Costa Hasapopoulos, VP of Solutions and Products, Hitachi Data Systems
Panelists:
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 versus cost.
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.

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.