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
7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded
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? 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
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
Strategies for Successfully Leading
the IT Organization During Changing
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
8:00am - 9:00am -
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Leadership and Innovation: How IT Can
Effectively Lead within the Enterprise
Praveen Gupta, Management
Consultant, Accelper Consulting, Adjunct
Faculty, Illinois Institute of Technology
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
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
How to lead
the IT organization as a business
for profitable value addition
How to measure the success of your
How the idea to delivery innovation
start re-integrating IT into
the parent organization
Sustaining excellence and innovation
for increasing the IT value added
10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break
IT Leadership Doesn’t Work and What Should be
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.
should an organization take to move from tactical to strategic?
session, Tom Coleman will demonstrate how he has successfully
accomplished this at Sloan Valve.
will be covered include:
How to enable CEO’s to lead IT
How to identify and focus on your
core IT competencies
How to define IT success to the rest
of the organization during
Successful approaches to corporate
The major components of strategic
planning including the balanced
The Next Step: How to Prepare for the
Mark Hattas, Founder
& CEO, Geneca
Griesbaum, EVP & CIO, Cardean Learning Group
& 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
IT Measurements: How to Leverage Metrics to
Evaluate the Performance of IT
Moderator: Steve Susina, Director
of Marketing, Laurus Technologies
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
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.
initiatives should result in specific, documented benefits that are
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
Leadership: Driving Business Strategic Projects
in Challenging Times
Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President, PSC Group, LLC
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?
this session attendees will learn:
How to focus on investments that
make a crucial difference in
How to gain on the competition with
How to identify the projects that
are a must- have from a business
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
How to Develop and Retain Top IT Leaders: Strategies
Phil McEntee, Principal, Technology Executive Network (TEN)
Patricia Todus, Deputy
CIO & AVP, Northwestern University
Bill Haser, VP & CIO, Tenneco
Yvonne Scott, Chief Information
Officer, Crowe Horwath, LLP
enterprise IT CIOs.
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
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
Conference price: $249 per person.
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.
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.