Fusion 2011 Agenda

Practical Innovation integrated with Business Strategy

March 2, 2011 Agenda with session descriptions
March 3, 2011 Agenda with session descriptions

Posted Presentations

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

7:00 am

CIO Strategic Meetings – registration opens

Pre-conference CIO Strategic Meetings that go until 4:40 pm
are invitation only due to space limitations.

If you are a CIO VP, director, manager of IT or an end user organization business executives and would like to attend these meetings, please contact Mike Klein.
Non-sponsoring service providers and vendors will not be permitted to attend these sessions.

8:00 – 8:10 am

Introductions and opening remarks

8:10 – 8:50 am

Excuse Me, I Think Your Culture is Showing: The Important Role of Organizational Culture in Business Relationships

Bryan Bechtoldt, Vice President & CTO, Core BTS
Mike Hailye, Vice President and CIO, Phoenix House

8:55 – 9:35 am

Journey To The Private Cloud: The IT Leadership Challenge

Chuck Hollis, VP – Global Marketing CTO, EMC Corporation

9:35 – 9:55 am

Networking break

9:55 – 10:35 am

Data Loss Prevention

Sadik Al-Abdulla, Solutions Practice Manager, CDW

10:40 – 11:20 am

Bringing Social Media Technology into Business Applications

Pat McQueen, VP Sales Engineering,

11:25 – 12:30 pm

Lunch Session (8th Floor: Skyview Room) – Social Media’s Affect on your “Brand”: What are your Customers and Employees really Saying?

Andy Warzecha, VP of Strategy for Information Management, IBM

12:45 – 1:25 pm

Winning on the Web: How CIOs Are Meeting the Challenges of a Complex and Fast-Changing Online Landscape

Matt Poepsel, VP of Performance Strategies, Compuware Gomez

1:30 – 2:10 pm

The Never-Ending Saga of the Data Storage Industry

Mike Riley, CTO, Americas Sales, NetApp

2:10 – 2:30 pm

Networking break

2:30 – 3:10 pm

Beyond the Promise: Real Lessons from the Cloud

Tyson Hartman, Chief Technology Officer, Avanade

3:15 – 3:55 pm

Mission Possible: Balancing Agility and Innovation with Security and Compliance

Dave Hansen, General Manager, Management Products & Solutions, CA Technologies

4:00 – 4:40 pm

Enable Bring Your Own Programs: How to introduce a successful employee-owned or “Bring Your Own” (BYO) program

Mick Hollison – Vice President of Marketing, Desktop Division, Citrix Systems, Inc.

4:00 pm

Fusion 2011 registration opens

(Registration is open throughout the conference)

4:45 – 6:00 pm

Networking reception / cocktails

6:00 – 6:10 pm

Opening remarks

Mike Klein, Founder & Editorial Director, WTN Media

6:10 – 7:00 pm

When “Shift” happens: lead some of IT, enable most of IT, influence all of IT

Bill Brennan, President and CEO, Forsythe


Dinner on your own

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Advisory Board Dinner (speakers, advisory board members and invited quests only due to limited space)
The CIO Edge: Seven Leadership Skills You Need to Drive Results

Graham Waller, VP, Executive Partner, Gartner

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Registration opens and continental breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 am

Opening remarks and introductions

8:10 – 9:00 am

The power of integrating business strategy with technology solutions

Steven Sheinheit, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, QBE the Americas
Peter Logothetis, Sr. VP and Head of Technology Services, QBE the Americas

9:05 – 9:55 am

Keynote: Business Transformation in the Data Center

Harry Labana, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Desktop Division, Citrix Systems, Inc.

10:00 – 10:20 am

Networking and refreshment break

10:25 – 11:15 am

Analytics: The new path to value

Andy Warzecha, VP of Strategy for Information Management, IBM

11:20 – 12:10 pm

The Business Impact of Big Data

Tyson Hartman, Chief Technology Officer, Avanade

12:20 – 1:30 pm

Lunch – Dining room

1:35 – 2:25 pm

Game Changers — How Emerging Technologies are Impacting the CIO

Dave Hansen, General Manager, Management Products & Solutions, CA Technologies

2:30 – 3:20 pm

In the Cloud, Performance Matters

Mark Hillman, Vice President of Strategy and Product Line Management, Compuware Corporation

3:25 – 3:45 pm

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:50 – 4:40 pm

Catalysts for CXO Collaboration

Tim Stanley, SVP, Strategic Advisors,

4:45 – 5:25 pm

Keynote: IT Leadership — Seize the Moment

Steve Cretney, CIO, Lands’ End

5:25 – 5:30

Conference Wrap-up

Sponsorship information for 2011

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Technology Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Sponsorship information for 2011

Learn more about becoming a sponsor: contact Sales at or 608-438-1006.

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