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IT Leadership Strategies

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

March 6, 2014

9:00am-5:00pm

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

Bios

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:

  • CIO Leadership – Building a High Performance IT Organization

  • Enterprise Growth: How to Place Customer Facing IT Innovation at the Center of Your Growth Strategy

  • Evolving Role of the CIO: Chief Acceleration Officer – Faster & Better (Panel Discussion)

  • Leveraging & Transforming Big Data: What Every CIO/IT Executive Needs to Know

  • Cloud & Business Benefit: How CIOs are Leveraging the Cloud for Enterprise Gain

  • Concrete Ways to Run IT like a Business and the Associated ROI (Panel Discussion)

Conference Program

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

Ethridge

9:00am-10:00am

CIO Leadership – Building a High Performance IT Organization

Craig W. Ethridge, GVP & CIO, American Medical Association

Does your CEO view your IT Organization as a highly effective team, able to unleash the unlimited potential technology has to offer? Or instead, is there a perception that “IT has become too big, too slow, and all they ever say is no?”

Too often IT Leaders fall into the “Metrics Trap” - Only having confidence to speak to those things they can measure, Always feeling like they aren’t measuring enough, and Forever questioning the quality of the data they measure!

Successful senior IT Leaders blend quantitative and qualitative techniques to motivate their teams, educate their peers, and more importantly capture the imagination of their CEO!




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

Schau

10:30am-11:30am

Enterprise Growth: How to Place Customer Facing IT Innovation at the Center of Your Growth Strategy

Duane Schau, Director- University Information Technology Services, Indiana University

CEOs are expecting their CIOs to help lead the innovation charge. CIOs/IT executives need to begin devoting more of their efforts to enabling business growth through customer-focused innovation.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • Where to start with their innovation efforts
  • How to lead your team into customer facing innovation
  • How to demand the involvement of the organizational leadership
  • How to measure the ROI of their accomplishments






Sumar

Kallembach

Scott

Goldstein

11:30am-12:30pm

Evolving Role of the CIO: Chief Acceleration Officer – Faster & Better (Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Annur Sumar, Solutions Architect, Concurrency
Panelists:
Larry Kallembach, EVP-CIO, MB Financial Bank
Kevin Reilly, CIO, Eby-Brown Company LLC
Yvonne Scott, CIO, Crowe Horwath LLP
Brett Goldstein, CIO, Grosvenor Capital Management
and other CIOs/Executives sharing lessons learned

In this session, attendees will learn from a group of seasoned CIOs/IT executives as to how they have created a culture of acceleration.

The panelists will discuss how they have leveraged IT to:

  • decrease product development timeframes
  • reduce days-of-inventory turns
  • accelerate products to market
  • increase revenue to the enterprise









12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Vaselopulos

1:30pm-2:30pm

Leveraging & Transforming Big Data: What Every CIO/IT Executive Needs to Know

Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President, PSC Group

Effectively managing ‘Big Data’ presents huge opportunities for IT to deliver business value. By leveraging a continuously connected community of buyers and sellers, data can be mined to deliver relevant offers to an enterprise’s target base of customers. IT can show tremendous value to the business by having a well implemented big data program.

In this session attendees will learn how to:

  • Convince business leaders that the cloud will not put the organization at risk
  • Leverage analytics processes
  • Design a framework to target responses to customer behavior
  • Leverage technologies that are designed to support Big Data
  • How to work with business leaders to derive value from the data



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

Shea

Phillips

Higginson

Roseman

3:00pm-4:00pm

Cloud & Business Benefit: How CIOs are Leveraging the Cloud for Enterprise Gain

Moderator:
Jerry Shea, Senior Solutions Consultant, Digital Celerity
Panelists:
John Phillips, EVP & CIO, Briggs Medical Service Co.
John Higginson, CTO, Wheels
Jeff Roseman, Director, Information Technology, Accretive Solutions
and other CIOs sharing experiences and lessons learned

According to industry analysts and recent industry surveys, two in three CIOs say the cloud lets them deliver better business systems with the same or lower costs. Additionally, 62 percent say that cloud technology gives business stakeholders more ownership of key applications.

While many organizations are slowly moving to the cloud, how can you make sure that you are taking the right steps for your specific organization?

In this session attendees will hear from a panel of enterprise IT CIOs as to the steps they have taken, the results achieved and the lessons learned.









Ruf

Booth

Logothetis

Kassel

Moturu

4:00pm-5:00pm

Concrete Ways to Run IT like a Business and the Associated ROI (Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Bob Ruf, Managing Director, The Judge Group
Panelists:
Mark Booth, CIO, Reyes Holdings
Peter G. Logothetis, VP and Divisional CIO, Claims, Allstate
Alison Kassel, CIO, Seaton
Praveen Moturu, CTO & Process Information Officer - IT & Corporate Systems, Navistar, Inc.
and other CIOs/Executives sharing lessons learned

Many CIOs and IT leaders have learned business skills 'the hard way' while others may have had some business experience. Either way, it is important for CIOs and IT leaders to leverage the experiences to help move the business forward.

In this session, a panel of prominent CIOs will explain to you in concrete terms how to run your IT organization as business.

In this session attendees will learn:

  • How to develop a comprehensive model of IT strategic services
  • How to build an atmosphere of innovation
  • How to build competency centers
  • How to form a strategic planning steering committee
  • When to insource versus outsource
  • How to quantify the business value of cloud computing
  • How to articulate to other C-Level executives the business results IT has achieved





Conference Price: $279.00 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.

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.