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This agenda is as of 03/04/12 and is subject to change.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – Sessions in Auditorium

8:00 – 4:00 pm

Pre-Conference CIO Strategic Briefings – Room 221

These briefings are for an audience qualified in advance.

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 Deb Klein. Seating is extremely limited. Non-sponsoring service providers and vendors will not be permitted to attend these sessions.

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4:00 – 5:55 pm

Partner and CIO-to-CIO Private Meetings

Opportunity to schedule private meetings with attendees and sponsors. Contact Deb Klein for more info.

Networking Reception – Atrium Lobby

6:00 – 6:10 pm

Opening remarks

Mike Klein, CEO of WTN Media, Fusion Editorial Director
Conference Chair: Rick Davidson, Founder & CEO, Cimphoni

6:10 – 7:00 pm

Keynote: The New Basis of Competition and Its Implications for C-Suite Leaders and Information Technology Professionals

Dr. Kay Plantes, Ph.d, Principal, Plantes Company LLC
Guest moderator is Tom Koulopoulos, Founder and CEO of Delphi Group

7:00 pm

Conference attendees – Dinner on your own

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Advisory Board Dinner

Speakers, advisory board members and invited quests only due to limited space

Thursday, March 8, 2012 – Sessions in Auditorium

7:00 am

Registration opens and continental breakfast in atrium

8:00 – 8:20 am

Opening remarks

Mike Klein, Fusion Producer, Editorial Director & CEO, WTN Media
Conference Chair: Rick Davidson, Founder & CEO, Cimphoni

8:20 – 9:10 am

Keynote: Surviving Technology-fueled Disruption: A CEOs Perspective

Steve L. Schlecht, CEO, Duluth Trading Company
Guest moderator is Dr. Kay Plantes, Ph.d., Principal of Plantes Company LLC

9:15 – 10:05 am

Global Business Strategic Outlook

Dr. William R. LaFontaine, Jr. Vice President, Technical Strategy & Worldwide Operations, Research, IBM
Guest moderator is Steve Cretney, VP and CIO of Lands’ End

10:10 – 10:40 am

Networking break

10:40 – 11:30 am

Mobility — The New (or Only?) Way to Connect With Your Customers

Steve Tack, CTO of Application Performance Management Solutions, Compuware
Guest moderator is Rick Roy, CIO of CUNA Mutual Group

11:35 – 12:25 pm

Delivering Value with Service Driven Innovation

Adam Famularo, General Manager, Enterprise & Cloud Solutions, CA Technologies

12:30 – 1:15 pm

Lunch – Dining Room

1:20 pm – 1:40 pm

IT Academy

Erica Laughlin, Director, UW Information Technology Academy
Eddie Ukoeninn, Instructor and Alumni, IT Academy

1:40 – 2:30 pm

Keynote: Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale and Success

Tom Koulopoulos, Founder and CEO, Delphi Group

2:35 – 3:25 pm

The Making of A “Social CIO”: Are you Ready?

Bruce Richardson, SVP and Chief Enterprise Strategist – Enterprise Strategy,

3:25 – 3:45 pm

Networking break

3:45 – 4:35 pm

Demystifying Big Data – Finding Business Insights Without Breaking the Bank

Dr. Phil Shelley, Ph.d, Chief Technology Officer, Sears Holdings Corporations
Guest moderator is Andy Warzecha, Vice President of Strategy at IBM

4:40 – 5:30 pm

Amplifying the Enterprise: When Technology Trumps IT

Dr. Mark McDonald, Ph.d, Group Vice President, Head of Research, Gartner Executive Programs

5:30 – 5:35 pm

Conference Wrap Up

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