Registration and breaks will take place on the second floor.
Technology’s place inside of an organization is in the eye of the beholder. In this session Dr. Igor Steinberg will share his experiences as a CIO and how IT at Madison College is aligning to become a catalyst for change. Dr. Steinberg, CIO of Madison College and former IT executive at TDS Telecommunications, will have an interactive discussion with attendees facilitated by Teri Bruns, President, CoreBTS the risks and rewards of IT adopting this posture.
• Importance of experimentation to identify and develop future core competence.
• Impact of support for experimentation on the IT brand.
In order to succeed in the complex mobile world, your business will have to construct a strategy that not only addresses concerns but also takes full advantage of new market factors. The potential to increase revenues, decrease costs and improve efficiency is there. Yet the mobile revolution also brings a more competitive, fast-moving and crowded marketplace, an almost unlimited array of options for companies to consider. Join Steve Krenz, Program Director at Compuware for an interactive discussion around the following mobile topics:
• How to align mobile application strategy with business delivery strategy
• Are your mobile applications performing? How do you know?
• Delivering mobile applications to your customers: decreasing time-to-market
The impact of technology on how we do business today is universal. Companies that have built strategy around the opportunity and advantages technology provides are already seeing greater performance, productivity and flexibility to propel them ahead. What technology can do for your business is not in doubt. Who should lead its advance in today’s boardrooms however is far less certain.
Remember when analytics were easy? Executives asked questions, analysts answered them. Now, we have more people than ever demanding access to information. They want it on laptops and tablets and smartphones (oh, my) – despite your attempts to standardize analytics delivery. They want to predict outcomes instead of just analyzing the past – despite their lack of statistical training. They believe that data is their most valued asset – but never considered its ownership, development, and accountability, as they would with any other physical, fiscal, or intellectual asset.
As a technology leader, you need to drive this radically improved vision of analytics while grounding it in reality-based technological constructs. Join us for a lively discussion of the cultural and technology challenges facing our changing analytical culture.
The world of big data and analytics is enabling organizations to make faster, better-informed decisions that lead to new business opportunities. It provides the freedom to access new and larger amounts of data and allows systems to become interconnected and intelligent.
Big data is disruptive and it will create new competitive environments. Often times, organizations get caught up in creating the next big analytic or game changing predictive model, without ever thinking about how to successfully make it operational. In the era of big data, it’s essential to empower organizations with pervasive, predictive real-time analytics shifting focus from “sense and respond” to “predict and act”.
However, organizations require careful planning and it starts long before the analysis is complete. The right technology stack, clear implementation strategies, iterative test and learn environments, the right mix of human capital with data science talent and a mindset towards data as the “fuel” powering the organizations are key components to being a successful analytic organization and leveraging big data.
As the capabilities of the “cloud” continue to evolve, many business and IT leaders are assessing where and how cloud-based solutions can impact their organization by unlocking value that has been difficult to capture with on-premise solutions. Our responsibility as senior IT leaders is to collaborate with our C-suite colleagues to build the business case as well as manage the risks inherent in a cloud-based solution.
Tom DeCoster will take the group through a real life example that he lead within CDW to create a market-moving hosted solution. He’ll talk about his learnings in dealing with the C-suite and the perspective that these executives had on how the cloud would impact CDW‘s business and culture. Tom’s goal in the presentation is to share his experience as well as some best practices and insights that might make it easier for those contemplating a cloud-based solution to achieve the intended business value.
Gartner Group predicts that by 2017 chief marketing officers will spend more on IT than their counterpart CIOs – what it is driving this shift? In this digital era, globalization has brought the world to everyone’s backyard. Every consumer, B2B customer and citizen can be a broadcaster, publisher and a critic: there is no place to hide. Today’s CMO must cover more ground, use more technology and channels and be more accountable and transparent than ever before.
Join Alisa Maclin, IBM‘s VP Smarter Commerce Marketing, for an interactive discussion based on the findings of IBM‘s Global CMO study involving 1734 face-to-face CMO interviews spanning 19 industries and 64 countries.
For the last four decades, companies have run their businesses with rigid applications on transaction systems. While the technology has improved and the software has become somewhat easier to use, current systems such as ERP don’t really map to the way we work. This is especially true for new collaborative business processes like new product design, sourcing, supplier management, logistics, sales and marketing, and business planning.
What do you think? Next wave or new fad? Add your voice. Join the discussion led by Davor Grgic, Dr. Raj Veeramani, Jerry Fox and Sue Peterson.
In today’s open and increasingly global economy industry boundaries are collapsing. Disruptive new entrants show up seemingly out of nowhere, making leaders’ advantages obsolete. Unlike the industrial age, customers hold tremendous power in the Information Age, challenging companies and governments alike. Is it any wonder that the drivers of efficiency, effectiveness and advantage have changed?
The basis of competition has moved from products and services to business models and the platforms and ecosystems that support them will be discussed. Along with how the role of senior IT leaders must change. Deploying IT to improve productivity and speed remains necessary, but no longer sufficient. Today’s value-creating Chief Information Officers focus on better serving target markets, competitive differentiation and enabling innovative new business models.
Speakers, advisory board members and invited quests only due to limited space
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