Day 1: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017


11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Welcome Brunch & Registration


11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Sponsor & Delegate Orientation


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Networking Event

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

12:30 PM - 12:35 PM Welcome to the 2017 CIO Exchange!

Opening Keynote

12:35 PM - 1:05 PM The High-Performing CIO: Driving Business Value in a Digital Eco-System

Track: Business & Leadership
Dave Colville, CIO, Nestlé Waters North America
Today’s high-performing CIO must focus his efforts on being a driver of business growth to remain competitive. In order to drive a high-performance organization, the CIO must participate in and perform in a digital ecosystem that is conducive to rapid innovation, increased productivity and quick market access. In today’s digital-first, customer-centric environment, innovation means to thrive or die; it is the key to survival in a world filled with highly evolved competitors and industry disruptors. Join our Opening Keynote as we explore the vital repositioning of IT in the business. We will explore:

  • Creating and leading a high-performance, innovation-focused organization
  • Aligning priorities to your digital ecosystems
  • Measuring your organization’s innovation performance
  • Assessing your digital maturity


Dave Colville

Nestlé Waters North America

Panel Discussion

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM The Race to AI Adoption: The Hype vs. The Hope of Artificial Intelligence

Track: Data & Technology
Ravi Shankavaram, VP of IT, New Balance
During our technology panel, we will explore strategies for driving real-world business results through AI-infused capabilities. As more organizations understand the critical role of AI in business, budgets are being realigned for AI solutions that promise to drive better business results and re-imagine the customer experience. We’ll talk about the best ways to prepare the enterprise for new and exciting technologies including AI, machine learning and predictive analytics. We’ll talk how to best utilize these technologies to retrieve data and make that data work for you. And, finally, we’ll talk about what is and isn’t working for organizations who are integrating AI into business. Join the tech panel as we explore:

  • Top challenges of AI: Laying the foundation of AI & MI in your organization
  • Who is getting AI right – and who is not?
  • How to measure the ROI of AI and machine learning
  • How AI and machine learning are providing new opportunities for creative, meaningful customer experiences


Ravi Shankavaram

VP of IT
New Balance

General Session

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM Securing IoT: Preparing for the Growing IoT Attack Surface

Tracks: Security; Data & Technology
Thanks to great advances in technologies like AI, machine learning and predictive analytics, Internet of Everything is seeping into area of the enterprise. The rewards are great with promises of improving cost-efficiency and system reliability while also offering new and improved customer experiences. Additionally, when done right, IoT can be used to create new revenue streams and transform antiquated business models. Join this general session as we discuss the implications of IoT:

· The massive benefits of IoT: cost-efficiency and system reliability
· How IoT is creating new revenue streams and transforming antiquated business models
· Why IoT is a prime target for cybercriminals
· How to build the business around capabilities instead of just augmenting processes

Business Meetings

2:25 PM - 2:55 PM Business Meetings

Business Meetings

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM Business Meetings


3:25 PM - 3:40 PM Networking Break

Master Class A

3:40 PM - 4:25 PM Cost-Effective, Scalable Big Data in the Cloud

Track: Data & Technology
The promises of the cloud are many – reduce costs, limitless scale-ability, and reduced complexity – but there is no one-size-fits-all solution for the enterprise. During this Master Class, we’ll take a look at assessing your readiness for a healthy and timely move to the cloud. We’ll look at measuring its impact and understanding the benefits. Join this masterclass to talk about:

· Deciding on the scope of your move to the cloud
· Determining whether your current system meets your requirements
· Prioritizing which data to move
· Considering service and security of your provider

Brain Weave A

3:40 PM - 4:25 PM Organizing Your Application Development Teams for Speed & Agility

Tracks: Data & Technology; Business & Leadership
CIOs getting it right are driving business through mobile applications, but the process can be long and cumbersome. During this interactive Brain Weave, we’ll address one of the most important aspects of your application development team – speed and agility. We’ll explore the best ways to build and organize application development teams:

  • Top challenges when building and organizing an application development team
  • Weighing the pros and cons of outsourcing
  • Driving innovation through mobile applications

Business Meetings

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Business Meetings

Business Meetings

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Business Meetings


5:35 PM - 5:45 PM Exploring Dark Data & Analytics for Untapped Business Insights

Track: Data & Technology


5:45 PM - 5:55 PM Cloud-based ERP Systems: More Powerful, More Predictive

Track: Data & Technology


5:55 PM - 6:05 PM Predictive Analytics: Increasing Revenue through Data-Driven Predictions

Tracks: Data & Technology; Business & Leadership

Plenary Session

6:05 PM - 6:35 PM Proving the ROI of IT Investments for C-Suite Support & Compliance

Tracks: Data & Technology; Business & Leadership
The relationship of the CIO and IT team with the rest of the C-suite is critical to the entire enterprise. Because CIOs are tasked with more roles and responsibilities than ever, including directing the enterprise’s technology stack, today’s CIO must understand the critical role that technology plays in the health of the enterprise. During this plenary session focused on C-suite collaboration, learn how to measure and achieve maximum technology ROI to gain favor and compliance with the rest of the C-suite. Join this plenary session as we discuss:

  • Aligning your IT goals and business vision
  • Measuring the ROI of your technology stack
  • How to speak the language of the C-suite while delivering real results
  • How to efficiently implement an innovative, ever-evolving technology stack

Networking Cocktails & Dinner

6:35 PM - 8:00 PM Networking Cocktails & Dinner

Networking Dinner