Agenda for Pre-Conference CIO Strategic Briefings

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

Pre-Conference: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – Room 221

7:00 am

Registration opens and continental breakfast

Registration and breaks will take place on the second floor.

8:00 – 8:10 am

Opening remarks

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

8:10 – 8:50 am

Business Transformation and the Role of IT

Teri Bruns, President, Core BTS
Dr. Igor Steinberg, Ph.d, CIO, Madison College (Formerly MATC)

8:55 – 9:35 am

Moving Target: What Mobile Demands Today

Steve Krenz, Program Director, IT Service Management, Compuware
Guest moderator is Rick Roy, CIO of CUNA Mutual Group

9:35 – 10:00 am

Networking break

10:00 – 10:40 am

The Future Role of the CIO-Becoming the Boss

Panelist: Tim Schaefer, CIO, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Panelist: Brent Leland, CIO, Trek Bicycle Corp.
Panelist: Bentley Curran, Vice President of IT & CIO, Brady Corporation
Guest moderators will be Chris Murphy, Editor of InformationWeek and Bill Croft, Account Director, CA Technologies

10:45 – 11:25 pm

The Changing Culture of Analytics: Reality-based Visionaries

Jake Freivald, VP Corporate Marketing, Information Builders

11:30 – 12:30 pm

Lunch – Dining Room

12:35 – 1:15 pm

How Big Data and Analytics are Changing Organizations

Luke Lonergan, CTO and Founder, Greenplum/EMC
Guest moderator will be Chris Murphy, Editor of InformationWeek.

1:20 – 2:00 pm

Making the Business Case to the Management team to take the leap into the cloud, together

Tom DeCoster, Vice President, Service Solutions, CDW

2:00 – 2:25 pm

Networking break

2:30 – 3:10 pm

The Evolving Role of the CMO – Implications for the CIO

Alisa Maclin, VP of Marketing for IBM‘s Smarter Commerce Initiative
Guest moderator will be Steve Cretney, CIO of Lands’ End.

3:15 – 3:55 pm

Panel Discussion: Preparing for The Next Wave: Applications and Business Processes Go Social

Guest Facilitator: Bruce Richardson, SVP and Chief Enterprise Strategist,
Sue Peterson, VP of IT, Sargento Foods
Panelist: Sue Peterson, VP of IT, Sargento Foods
Panelist: Jerry Fox, VP, IT, Rockwell Automation
Panelist: Davor Grgic, CIO & Vice President-Sustainability, Kohler Co.
Panelist: Dr. Raj Veeramani, Ph.d, Executive Director, UW E-Business Consortium, UW-Madison

Fusion 2012 General Conference – Auditorium

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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 Business Executives and IT Leaders

Dr. Kay Plantes, Ph.d, Principal, Plantes Company LLC

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

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