CIO100 2024: Full Agenda of Expert Talks & Sessions

CIO100 2024: Full Agenda of Expert Talks & Sessions

This year's featured keynote speakers include Meredith Whalen, Chief Revenue Officer at IDC, who will illuminate the audience with key insights, predictions, and research findings from IDC. Christie Rampone, Former Captain of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, will co-host the awards ceremony and deliver an inspiring keynote emphasizing the significance of compassionate leadership. Lastly, Dan Roberts, Host of the Tech Whisperers Podcast and CEO of Ouellette & Associates, will lead the Leadership Masterclass, featuring Hall of Fame inductees and a diverse cohort of award-winning CIOs.

All times listed on the agenda are Mountain Time.

Monday, August 5

2:00 - 5:30pm
Executive Roundtables

These thought-provoking, highly interactive sessions provide the opportunity to discuss current trends, pain points and barriers – and come away with better solutions and resources.
Pre-registration required.

5:30 - 6:30pm
Forge Connections: Cocktail Networking Reception

Unwind and connect at our Cocktail Networking Reception during the CIO 100 Symposium. Savor delicious cocktails while mingling with fellow industry leaders, exchanging ideas, and fostering new relationships. Elevate your networking experience in a relaxed atmosphere, setting the stage for valuable connections and future collaborations.

Hosted by PwC

Tuesday, August 6

8:00 - 9:00am
Fueling Success: Breakfast at CIO 100 Symposium

Join us for a networking breakfast at the CIO 100 Symposium. Connect with industry leaders, share insights, and fuel up for a day of innovation and success. Start your morning right with great food and even greater connections.

9:00 - 9:10am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Host
Allice Shandler Events Director IDC
9:10 - 9:45am
AI: Art of the Possible. Delivery of the Practical.
Speaker
Meredith Whalen Chief Research Officer IDC
9:45 - 10:15am
Digital Poster Program

Select which award-winning projects interest you and visit those digital posters to hear information about the project details. Attendees have an opportunity to ask questions of the award winners and will be able to easily network with small groups of peers who have common interests. This self-directed experience means you can focus your time on projects that are most relevant for you.

10:20 - 10:50am
Digital Poster Program

Select which award-winning projects interest you and visit those digital posters to hear information about the project details. Attendees have an opportunity to ask questions of the award winners and will be able to easily network with small groups of peers who have common interests. This self-directed experience means you can focus your time on projects that are most relevant for you.

10:50 - 11:20am
Networking Break

Grab a coffee or iced beverage and take this this time to recharge and expand your professional network. Engage in tech exchange meetings, enjoy the fresh air, and connect with award-winning CIOs and sponsoring partners.

11:20 - 12:00pm
Customer Experience Strategies That Drive Long-Term Success
Speaker
Shelia Anderson SVP & CIO Aflac
Speaker
Abby Godee Chief Experience Officer Publicis Sapient
Speaker
Pavan Pidugu Chief Technology Officer FMCSA US DoT
Moderator
Lee Rennick Executive Director CIO Communities
12:00 - 12:30pm
The CIO Imperative: Transforming IT for the New Tomorrow

Presented by PwC

12:30 - 12:40pm
Lightning Insights

Don’t miss these five-minute market insights geared to solving your biggest challenges.

12:40 - 1:50pm
Networking Luncheon: Connect, Dine, and Explore Solutions!

Join us for an engaging lunch where you can connect with newfound contacts! Take a seat and savor your meal while networking with peers. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet our sponsors and discover how their innovative solutions can benefit you.

1:50 - 3:00pm
Insights Keynote & Industry Breakout Sessions

This two-part keynote provides an overview of the common topics facing IT leaders across industries, sharing timely and insightful fact-based research. Following the presentation, leading experts in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and customer experience will lead concurrent small discussion groups to facilitate networking and information exchange.

Speaker
Meredith Whalen Chief Research Officer IDC
Breakout 1

Manufacturing

This session will cover insights into how manufacturing organizations can accelerate the delivery of innovation through integrated products and services. Discussions will include how manufacturers can drive additional revenue opportunities, scale to profitable volumes, and what is next in sustainable operations.

Speaker
Jeffrey Hojlo Research Vice President, Future of Industry Ecosystems, Innovation Strategies, & Energy Insights IDC
Breakout 2

Customer Experience-Cross Industry

This session will cover how organizations can effectively navigate the era of intelligent experiences. AI and GenAI, in particular, hold the promise to offer enterprises significant experience-based market differentiation. However, enterprises must be careful to not think of every business problem as a nail to be dealt with the hammer of GenAI. Discussions will include establishing customer-first and experience-led operating models and thoughtful implementation of automation technologies.

Speaker
Marci Maddox Research Vice President, Digital Experience Strategies IDC
Breakout 3

Financial Services

This session will cover insights into how financial institutions can create value through open, agile, and secure infrastructures. Discussions will also include how to supplant the functionality of legacy systems to improve efficiency and profitability.

Speaker
Jerry Silva Program Vice President, Financial Insights IDC
Breakout 4

Life Sciences

This session will cover insights into how life science organizations can adopt intelligent technologies and practices to enhance efficiency and resilience and drive sustainable growth. Discussions will also include the need to accelerate innovations across the entire value chain and other key priorities and trends in 2024 and beyond.

Speaker
Dr. Nimita Limaye Research Vice President, Health Insights IDC
3:00 - 3:20pm
Business Technology Briefings

Presented by top experts from our partnering providers, choose from a selection of topics to get a closer look at real world issues and practical solutions for security, AI and cloud.

3:20 - 3:50pm
Networking Break

Grab a coffee or iced beverage and take this this time to recharge and expand your professional network. Engage in tech exchange meetings, enjoy the fresh air, and connect with award-winning CIOs and sponsoring partners.

3:50 - 4:10pm
Business Technology Briefings

Presented by top experts from our partnering providers, choose from a selection of topics to get a closer look at real world issues and practical solutions for security, AI and cloud.

4:10 - 4:40pm
Optimizing Human Performance Through Technology

Ticking through the many ways smart technology will improve our lives in years to come, Dr. Crum paints a picture of a future society where companies better understand how customers experience their individual worlds to provide them with products that match their specific needs, where doctors more quickly diagnose and treat patients, where our brains evolve to see at the same resolution as computers, and where the human capacity for knowledge is expanded exponentially. An optimistic and inspiring overview of a technology-enabled future where human capacity and performance is turbo-charged, as well as the ways organizations can embrace this change now, Dr. Crum argues that technology will not replace human interactions and experiences—but rather make them better than we could ever imagine.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Poppy Crum Expert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution; Stanford University Adjunct Professor; Futurist, Neuroscientist, and Technologist
4:40 - 4:50pm
Lightning Insights

Don’t miss these five-minute market insights geared to solving your biggest challenges.

5:00 - 6:00pm
Networking Reception

Unwind and enjoy a drink with colleagues and new connections.

Hosted by Publicis Sapient

Wednesday, August 7

8:30 - 9:30am
Fueling Success: Breakfast at CIO 100 Symposium

Join us for a networking breakfast at the CIO 100 Symposium. Connect with industry leaders, share insights, and fuel up for a day of innovation and success. Start your morning right with great food and even greater connections.

9:30 - 9:40am
Welcome Remarks
Host
Allice Shandler Events Director IDC
9:40 - 10:10am
A Strategic Approach to Corporate Sustainability
Speaker
Lookman Fazal Chief Information & Digital Officer NJ Transit
Speaker
Josh Harbert President and Co-founder SustainableIT.org
Moderator
Lee Rennick Executive Director CIO Communities
10:10 -10:40am
The Next Movement in Digital Business Transformation

Presented by Publicis Sapient

10:40 - 10:50am
Lightning Insights

Don’t miss these five-minute market insights geared to solving your biggest challenges.

10:50 - 11:20am
Networking Break

Grab a coffee or iced beverage and take this this time to recharge and expand your professional network. Engage in tech exchange meetings, enjoy the fresh air, and connect with award-winning CIOs and sponsoring partners.

11:20 - 11:50am
Building Resilience in a Zero Trust World

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, organizations face an ever-increasing array of cybersecurity threats. Amidst these challenges, the concept of Zero Trust security has emerged as a critical framework for protecting sensitive data and assets. Join us to learn how to fortify your defenses and navigate the complexities of today’s threat landscape with confidence.

Presented by Zscaler

12:00 - 1:30pm
Networking Luncheon: Connect, Dine, and Explore Solutions!

Join us for an engaging lunch where you can connect with newfound contacts! Take a seat and savor your meal while networking with peers. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet our sponsors and discover how their innovative solutions can benefit you.

1:30 - 4:00pm
Leadership Masterclass

Sessions designed for senior IT leaders featuring candid presentations from peers and interactive discussions focused on critical executive level responsibilities.

1:30 – 1:40pm
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Moderator
Dan Roberts Host, Tech Whisperers Podcast; CEO, Ouellette & Associates

1:40 – 2:10pm
Strategic Planning and Vision – Moving at the Speed of AI

Speaker
Shamim Mohammad EVP & CITO CarMax

2:10 – 2:35pm
Balancing Innovation and Risk

2:35 – 2:55pm
Networking Break

2:55 – 3:25pm
Going Slower to Go Faster

Speaker
Michael Hites CIO SMU
Speaker
Sue Kozik SVP & CIO Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

3:25 – 3:55pm
Agility, Flexibility and Scale

3:55 – 4:00pm
Closing Remarks

Deep Dive Presentations & Discussion Groups

Deep Dives provide big value in small group discussions. Sessions start with case study examples followed by discussions of options about how to achieve positive outcomes and overcome constraints.

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Deep Dive into Data and AI

Speaker
Brian Martin Head of AI in R&D Information Research & Research Fellow AbbVie
Speaker
Kader Sakkaria Head of Global Data Technology Gallagher

2:50 pm – 4:00 pm
Deep Dive into Emerging Tech – What’s Next

4:10 - 4:30pm
The Importance of Compassionate Leadership: A Captain’s Perspective

Christie was known to “lead by example” during her tenure as the Captain of the US Women’s National Soccer Team, taking the team to multiple world championships. She wasn’t the loudest person in the room or on the field, and she wasn’t screaming all the time; she was the person that other players turned to, leading with steadiness and grace, mixed with a whole lot of determination, passion and effective communication. In this inspiring session, Christie discusses the importance of compassionate leadership, finding the right roles on a team, and how each person contributes to the common goal, be it a starter or someone coming off the bench.

Keynote Speaker
Christie Pearce Rampone Former Captain U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team; 4-time Olympian, 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist; 5-time Women’s World Cup Player, 2-time WoNT’s World Cup Winner
6:30 - 7:00pm
CIO 100 Awards Cocktail Reception

Raise a glass to toast the 2024 honorees.

7:00 - 9:00pm
2024 CIO 100 Awards & Hall of Fame Gala Celebration

Come celebrate IT excellence at this elegant dinner and awards ceremony. The 2024 CIO 100 Awards presentation will honor the winning organizations for their use of innovative IT to deliver business value, followed by the induction of our newest members into the CIO Hall of Fame.

Sponsored by KPMG

Host
Christie Pearce Rampone Former Captain U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team; 4-time Olympian, 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist; 5-time Women’s World Cup Player, 2-time WoNT’s World Cup Winner
9:00 - 10:00pm
Sweet Success: Dessert Reception

Indulge in a celebration of excellence at the Dessert Reception following the CIO 100 Awards Ceremony. Treat yourself to delectable desserts and drinks while congratulating winners, mingling with industry peers, and reflecting on the day’s achievements. Join us for a sweet conclusion to an inspiring event, where success is savored and connections are fortified.

Hosted by Zscaler