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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

IT Leadership Strategies: Preparing for the Recovery

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

July 16, 2009

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

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:

  • How to Enable CEO's to Lead IT Effectively
  • How to Transform Your IT Organization from Tactical to ‘Strategic to the Business’
  • How to Identify and Focus on Your Core IT Competencies
  • How to Define IT Success to Rest of the Organization During Challenging Times
  • 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 and Retain IT Talent During Tough Times
  • IT Leadership: How to be an Effective IT Leader

Conference Program

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

Gupta

9:00am-10:00am

Leadership and Innovation: How IT Can Effectively Lead within the Enterprise

Praveen Gupta, Management Consultant, Accelper Consulting, Adjunct Faculty, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

What does ‘innovation’ mean from an internal IT perspective?  How can IT connect IT innovations  with business strategy?  How can this help support the enterprise for the coming recovery to profitable growth?

Praveen's presentation will look into how IT has evolved to date and can lead to a greater role with a significant value proposition. Praveen will provide some simple innovation tools and methods for developing innovative solutions and delighting internal IT customers.  He believes that IT organization must earn the recognition.   

Topics that will be covered include:

  • How to understand true needs of  internal and external customers
  • How IT should take business feedback and turn into innovative solutions
  • How to  lead the IT organization as a business for profitable value addition
  • How to measure the success of your initiatives
  • How the idea to delivery innovation process works
  • How to start re-integrating IT into the parent organization
  • Sustaining excellence and innovation for increasing the IT value added

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

Coleman

10:30am-11:30am

Why Siloed IT Leadership Doesn’t Work and What Should be Done

Tom Coleman, Chief Information and Process Officer, Sloan Valve

Now more than ever it is crucial for IT departments to be viewed by the business as a ‘true partner’.  To enable this IT leaders must focus on areas where it can demonstrate significant business value.  Since IT touches every area of the organization the business impact can be tremendous.

 

What steps should an organization take to move from tactical to strategic?

 

In this session, Tom Coleman will demonstrate how he has successfully accomplished this at Sloan Valve.

 

Topics that will be covered include:

  • How to enable CEO’s to lead IT effectively
  • How to identify and focus on your core IT competencies
  • How to define IT success to the rest of the organization during challenging times
  • Successful approaches to corporate leadership
  • The major components of strategic planning including the balanced scorecard

Hattas

Griesbaum

Schinelli

Moon

Dave

11:30am-12:30pm

The Next Step: How to Prepare for the Economic Recovery

Moderator: Mark Hattas, Founder & CEO, Geneca

Panelists:

Mark Griesbaum, EVP & CIO, Cardean Learning Group

Bruce Schinelli, VP & CIO, TTX Company

John C. Moon, VP & CIO, Johnson Outdoors, Inc.

Santosh Dave, SVP IT, Viant, Inc.

 

Making it through an economic downturn is very challenging. Organizations are forced to decrease costs, improve efficiencies and figure out how to drive new business. When business revenues decline, executives may make short term decisions just to keep the business afloat and put off planning for the future.

 

The organizations that emerge from stronger from this downturn will have spent this time strengthening their market position, listening to the customers and building competitive advantages.  How can IT help lead the charge?

 

In this session attendees will learn strategies and tactics from a panel of CIOs that they can put to work immediately.

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Susina

Weber

Tran

Woods

1:30pm-2:30pm

IT Measurements: How to Leverage Metrics to Evaluate the Performance of IT

Moderator: Steve Susina, Director of Marketing, Laurus Technologies

Panelists:

Leslie Weber, SVP, CIO, TrueValue

Lac Tran, SVP, CIO, Associate Dean, Rush University Medical Center

Mary Ellen Woods, CIO, Veolia Water North America and other enterprise IT CIOs

There are three universal truths that can be applied to any IT initiative:
 

1. You can’t manage what you have not been able to measure. 

2. All IT initiatives should deliver measurable value.  

3. IT initiatives should result in specific, documented benefits that are realized.

 

 

In this session, attendees will learn from a panel of enterprise IT CIOs as to how they successfully measured and demonstrated the value of their individual initiatives leading to an overall increased value of IT to the enterprise.  They will describe how they increased perceptions of the value of IT to the enterprise.

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

Vaselopulos

3:00pm-4:00pm

IT Project Leadership: Driving Business Strategic Projects in Challenging Times

Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President, PSC Group, LLC

Many IT organizations have mission critical projects, those that are important and some that are nice to have.  In the downturn, organizations are increasingly going through every project with a fine-tooth comb.  The focus has now become which priorities, initiatives or investments will have the greatest long-term effect on the business and deliver the highest ROI?   But what metrics should you use to prove the value of these projects?

 

In this session attendees will learn:

  • How to focus on investments that make a crucial difference in business operations
  • How to gain on the competition with sharp technology decisions/directions
  • How to identify the projects that are a must- have from a business perspective
  • How to support the business in driving these must-have projects
  • How IT can leverage these projects to help transform the business
  • HHow to drive business opportunities through strategic IT partnerships

McEntee

Todus

Haser

Scott

4:00pm-5:00pm

How to Develop and Retain Top IT Leaders: Strategies for Success

Moderator: Phil McEntee, Principal, Technology Executive Network (TEN)

Panelists:
Patricia Todus, Deputy CIO & AVP, Northwestern University

Bill Haser, VP & CIO, Tenneco Automotive

Yvonne Scott, Chief Information Officer, Crowe Horwath, LLP

and other enterprise IT CIOs.

IT departments are being asked to do more with much less compared to prior years.  This can add stress to IT staff since they are being stretched.  Plus, resources for professional development are not as readily available as they once were.  How do you keep your team motivated, reach their potential and help them get to the next level?

 

In this session, you will learn from a panel of senior IT executives as to how they have successfully identified, recruited and retained the right individuals for their respective IT organizations.  Areas to be discussed include understanding the real reasons IT employees select a new job, why they stay, and how to motivate them with new internal opportunities that may be presented in the economic recovery.


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)˛, 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.