The 2017 CIO Summit agenda is designed to discuss the future place of the CIO in business: the rapid pace with which the CIO role has evolved in the last five years, what has caused this shift, and a look at the defining tech trends that will shape this critical CxO role over the next decade.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10
The events on October 10 are exclusively for CIO attendees
5:00PM - 9:30PM
Welcome Reception And Dinner
Join us for an intimate, CIO only dinner and coversation to kick off the 2017 CIO Summit
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
The events on October 11 are open to all CIO Summit attendees
7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast
8:30AM - 9:20AM
Welcome Remarks
9:20AM - 10:00AM
Career Path Of The Future CIO

Moderator: Steve Phillips, Former Chief Information Officer, Avnet
Panelists: Ralph Loura, Chief Information Officer, Rodan + Fields; Chris Patrick, Head of CIO Practice, Egon Zehnder; Wendy Pfeiffer, Chief Information Officer, Nutanix

We’ll take a close look at the evolution of the CIO over the last decade and into the next, with an emphasis on the rapid pace with which the CIO role has evolved in recent years. Specifically, this session will highlight:

  • The move to recruit CIOs from outside of traditional IT
  • The CIO role as grooming ground for future CxO roles
  • The role CIOs can and should play on company boards
  • The explosion of IT startups and the need for CIOs to harness this for long-term career and company success
10:00AM - 10:40AM
Living In A Multi-cloud World

Moderator: Joe Kinsella, Chief Technology Officer, CloudHealth Technologies
Panelists: Mark Bloom, Chief Technology Officer, Aegon; Tad Brockway, Partner Director of Microsoft Azure; Trevor Schulze, Chief Information Officer, Micron Technology

A few years ago, most Global 2000 CIOs were still reflecting on whether they would ever make a meaningful shift to the public cloud during their tenures as IT chiefs. Today, the question is not if, but exactly how fast and how many clouds a company will adopt—enter a whole new playbook of skills CIOs now need. From savvy negotiation with cloud giants to data residency and cloud security knowhow, this panel will walk through the strategies CIOs need to successfully operate in a world where their most valuable assets (data) are in the custody of a few powerful tech titans.

10:40AM - 11:00AM
Break
11:00AM - 11:45AM
Opening Keynote
Claiming The Driver's Seat: How CIOs Can Own The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution

Chris Gerdes, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University; Director Revs Program at Stanford, Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS)

AI continues to be an enticing opportunity and sometimes an intractable challenge for CIOs to navigate. Few applications of AI are more likely to impact as many industries as autonomous mobile systems, specifically self-driving cars. From radically upending the logistics and transportation layers of virtually every industry to changing the dynamics of employee co-location and workplace commuting. This session will lay out the blueprint of how a “CIO of the future” would manage one of the biggest technological shifts to hit the post-industrial economy.

11:45AM - 12:30PM
CIO Roundtable Sessions

The CIO Roundtables are an opportunity for attending CIOs to break into smaller groups to expand on themes introduced in the main-stage presentations, engage in candid conversations about the impact of highlighted technologies on their own businesses and IT organizations and exchange notes on effective CIO responses to these trends.

  • Session 1: Extracting Real-time Intelligence From Your Cloud Infrastructure
  • Session 2: Roadmap For The Career Path Of The Future CIO
  • Session 3: Unlocking The Key To Amazing Digital Experiences
12:30PM - 1:20PM
Lunch
1:20PM - 1:50PM
How CIOs Can Best Navigate The Startup Universe

Moderator: Max Wessel, General Manager, SAP.iO
Panelists: Clark Golestani, Global Chief Information Officer, Merck; Sameer Jain, Chief Technology Officer, Barclays; Shakti Jauhar, Senior Vice President, Global HR Operations, PepsiCo

It’s imperative that CIOs of the future understand how best to navigate and maximize value from the growing global landscape of startups and the venture investors that fund and grow them. This panel will convene a lineup of CIOs and corporate innovation experts that will candidly explore the highlights—and the lowlights—of Global 2000 efforts at embracing disruptive innovation and the lessons CIOs can draw.

1:50PM - 2:30PM
Security In An Insecure World

Moderator: Anders Ranum, Venture Partner, Sapphire Ventures
Panelists: Sanjay Beri, Chief Executive Officer, Netskope; Bruno Kurtic, Vice President, Product and Strategy, Sumo Logic; Justin Somaini, Chief Security Officer, SAP

In the span of a few years and some colossal cybersecurity scandals, the topic of security has shot up from the background of IT operations to the forefront of C-level boardroom discussions. Meanwhile, the ecosystem of security vendors and technical approaches has proliferated just as rapidly as the security threats themselves. CIOs and their security chiefs need to think about security portfolios differently. This panel of top cybersecurity startups, investors and IT executives will explore just how.

2:30PM - 3:10PM
CIO Roundtable Sessions

The CIO Roundtables are an opportunity for attending CIOs to break into smaller groups to expand on themes introduced in the main-stage presentations, engage in candid conversations about the impact of highlighted technologies on their own businesses and IT organizations and exchange notes on effective CIO responses to these trends.

  • Session 1: Data Management For The Modern Technology Stack
  • Session 2: Security And The Mobile Enterprise
3:10PM - 3:30PM
Break
3:30PM - 4:00PM
VC Perspectives On Emerging Tech Trends

Moderator: Rami Branitzky, Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures
Panelists: Jai Das, Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures; Rebecca Lynn, General Partner, Canvas Ventures; Renata Quintini, Partner, Lux Capital

This panel of prominent venture capitalists will highlight key topics that are in the prime of their “hype cycle” right now, as well as a few that are past their hype peak: artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, micros-services and DevOps, among others.

4:00PM - 4:30PM
Being Data-driven In A Post-fact Era

Moderator: Jonathan Becher, Former Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Digital Officer, SAP
Panelists: Rohyt Belani, Chief Executive Officer, PhishMe; Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider; Matt Laessig, Chief Operating Officer, Data.World

With every business fundamentally becoming a software business, CIOs are increasingly the stewards of company brands, precious data and information assets. Yet, as we move into the “post-fact” world of fake news where authentic information and the true provenance of data is often elusive—how can CIOs and IT chiefs ready their companies to navigate these unknown territories?

4:30PM - 5:15PM
Closing Keynote
Ferran Soriano, Chief Executive Officer, City Football Group and Manchester City Football Club
Doug Higgins, Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures

The closing keynote will feature a conversation between Ferran Soriano, the CEO of City Football Group, whose teams include Manchester City FC and New York City FC and Doug Higgins, a managing director at Sapphire Ventures, who will talk about timeless rules of leadership that remain unchanged amid technological shifts—while also enumerating others that are being written for a whole new era of business.

5:30PM - 7:30PM
Terrace Reception

View the 2016 CIO Summit agenda here.