Conferences that solve current IT challenges
IT Leadership Strategies
July 10, 2008
7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded
Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois
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?
What You Will Learn
In this one day conference attendees will learn:
- How to Enable CEO's to Lead IT Effectively: The Earth, the Sea, and the Mountain
- How to Transform Your IT Organization from Tactical to ‘Strategic to the Business’
- How to Identify and Focus on Your Core IT Competencies
- Extreme Results: Business Secrets of Successful IT Initiatives
- Strategies for Successfully Leading the IT Organization During Changing Times
- Next IT Wave: What Might It Be and How Can You Prepare for It?
- How to Recruit the Right Type of Future IT Leaders
- IT Leadership: How to be an Effective IT Leader
8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
How to Enable CEO's to Lead IT Effectively: The Earth, the Sea, and the Mountain
Ken Pedersen, COO, Luna; Former CIO/IT Consultant
The CEO and the CIO are bound together in
partnership by their common field of vision
across the enterprise. The CIO serves as the
execution architect and prime mover of
information. The CEO acts as ultimate
interpreter of business significance of that
information. In its finest form, the two
together build a virtuous loop that relates
observation to possibility, and possibility to
Yet, most CEOs don't fully recognize the symbiotic potential of this relationship. And many CIOs don't nurture the relationship to its highest potential. In 'Enabling CEO Leadership: The Earth, the Sea, and the Mountain,' we show session participants how to re-envision their own role in equipping CEOs to lead IT effectively. We present three vital elements for delivering on that vision:
- 'The Earth' -- How to communicate about the everyday physics of systems work in a way that makes CEOs better IT leaders.
- 'The Sea' -- Leadership 'how-to's" for bridging the waters among often isolated department and divisional 'islands.'
'The Mountain' -- How to activate
'Executive Imagination' by lifting
the vision of CEOs to a higher place
that maximizes CIO contribution.
The CIO is part beacon of possibility, part focus-bringing lenscrafter. When paired with skilled CEO leadership, CIOs confirm their rightful place at the table as full-bodied participants in the management team.
10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break
How to Transform Your IT Organization from
Tactical to ‘Strategic to the Business’
Mark Hattas, Founder & CEO, Geneca
Shouvik Dutta, VP of IT, Hart Schaffner Marx
Gary Gorson, CIO, Shell Vacations, LLC
David Gillhouse, CIO, Bimba Manufacturing Company
John W. Von Stein, EVP & CIO, The Options Clearing Corp.
Perception is reality. Do you know what the
perception of IT is within your organization’s
extended enterprise? Is your organization viewed
as a cost center or a business enabler?
In this session, IT leaders will learn strategies and tactics for:
- Understanding the ‘true perception’ of IT
- How to change the perception of IT if need be
- How to understand the cultural differences between business and IT and move towards alignment
- How to measure and report outcomes of your efforts to enable the perception of a service center/value add organization
- How to use 100% chargeback for some services while leveraging your most of your funds for services that have a direct impact on your core business
How to Identify and Focus on Your Core IT Competencies
Jay Gleischman, CEO and Managing Partner, 4Gen Consulting LP
Delivering significant IT value to the
enterprise requires a granular, streamlined
approach. Decisions need to be made on what IT
can do extremely well internally and when
outside providers should come in to help support
the operation. This is not an easy task.
In this session attendees will learn a framework to help support these decisions.
Topics that will be discussed include:
12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon
Extreme Results: Business Secrets of Successful IT Initiatives
Robert Balon, Principal & Managing Partner, Clerestory Consulting LLC
Managing the risk of critical IT initiatives can
achieve powerful byproducts: speed, profound
business results, and unique IT leadership
opportunities. Learn how IT can deliver
extraordinary business results by considering
four subtle, yet pervasive factors that greatly
influence the success of major IT initiatives.
Topics in this interactive session include:
- Achieving your own “iPod moment”
- Engaging business stakeholders in a strategic dialogue
- How to deliver more effective results and increase speed by minimizing surprises
- High stakes IT poker – winning by not gambling
- Reducing development costs without trying
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break
Strategies for Successfully Leading the IT Organization During Changing Times
John Costanza, IT Services Product Leader, Acxiom
Mike Parisi, Director IT, Illinois Tool Works
Peter Logothetis, SVP & CIO, QBE Americas,
Lac Van Tran, SVP & CIO Information Services, Rush University Hospital
Bernadette McMahon, CIO, Columbia College Chicago
The success of the IT organization is dependent upon multiple parts working together to achieve the goals of the enterprise. The key to IT’s success lies in determining which individuals and which roles are vital to make IT more effective and better aligned with the enterprise. In this session, you will learn from a panel of senior IT executives how they have successfully identified, recruited and retained the right individuals for their respective IT organizations. Areas to be covered include:
- Understanding the real reasons IT employees select a new job and why they stay
- Innovative low cost strategies to make your IT organization an employer of choice
- How to evaluate specific characteristics of your top performers and position them in the right roles
- How to determine which individuals are the best suited for interfacing with the business
Next IT Wave: What Might It Be and How Can You Prepare for It? (panel discussion featuring enterprise IT CIOs)
Hubert Yoshida, CTO, Hitachi Data Systems
Kim W. Tracy, Exec. Dir. University Computing Services, Northeastern Illinois University
John Phillips, Vice President & CIO, Allscripts
Anuraag Bhargava, CIO, Electro-Motive Diesels
Steven Carlberg, Network Architect University HealthSystem Consortium
In this session, attendees will learn from and
interact with a group of visionary and seasoned
CIOs as to what they forecast to be the Next IT
Wave and how they IT organization can adapt and
prepare for it. Topics that will be covered
include both the current applications as well as
predictions of the currently unforeseen.
- What Forrester deems as ‘Technology Populism’
- Applications that are based on personal interactions to help generate business opportunities
Ways to leverage Web 2.0
- Predictions that will be made and the potential impact on IT
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.