Best one-day Atlanta conference I have attended in the last 5 years. Focused on the soft-skills (questioning & active listening) that are so critical to success for a CIO. I really got a lot out of the day and left with things I can put into place right now.

Lee Crump, Group VP & CIO - Rollins

By far the best and most informative event I have attended. Well organized, awesome venue. Can't wait for next year!!

Shalicia Evans, Director, IT Technical Training - Systems Atlanta, Inc.

A very useful and informative event. Time well spent!

Andy Green, VP Global Infrastructure - PRGX


Welcome & Introductions

  • Dan Webber, VP Technology, Executive Advisor, UST Global

Opening Keynote Enabling the Remote Workforce

The Coronavirus pandemic has created urgency for many organizations to shift most levels of workers to virtual workers. In order to keep organizations functional during the rapid change, technology leaders were forced to deploy solutions that allow virtual workers to be productive and secure.

Join your CIO community as they discuss:
· How they enabled this rapid change and how they are supporting their virtual workers
· How they overcame traditional security barriers
· The ways they are still learning and adapting to this new way of working

General Session Leading Through Crisis

  • Michael Salas, Senior Vice President & Chief Information and Digital Officer, SUEZ North America

  • Brian Watson, Partner, Traction Technology & Author, Confessions of a Successful CIO
As Chief Information & Digital Officer of Suez North America, Michael Salas led an impressive digital transformation through 2019. It would pay dividends this year, as Michael led the company through the transition to remote work--but more importantly, enabling the company's water and waste management services, which were deemed essential by local governments.

In this fireside chat with CIO advisor and author Brian Watson, Michael will describe the key steps his teams took to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic--particularly how the digital investments yielded results. He'll also reflect on lessons learned through the experience, through both a leadership and technology lens.


General Session Voice Bots and Cognitive Complexity - A New Way to Engage with Isolated Seniors and Manage Health-Related Problems During the Pandemic and Beyond

Myndyou developed an AI-driven cognitive complexity measure for detecting health deterioration. This new measure is rooted in complexity science and presents an all-new way to monitor our health manifested in our brain functions. Voice bot that calls individuals on landlines combined with cognitive complexity applied to voice samples allows the detection of health problems in elderly populations while easing social isolation.

General Session How to go from surviving to thriving?

-The CIO role and technology role is drastically changing in this new environment, how to pivot to support the
businesses mobile work force.
-How can you move resources around to support business needs short-term and long term?
-Do you have a red and blue team concept? If not, now is the time.
-You can sleep better if your networks are secure.
-Tips and tricks to keep your workforce engaged.


General Session Humanizing Your Company Through Empathy, Resiliency, and Optimism

  • Rae Williams, Head of Enterprise Customer Engineering - Southeast US, Google
There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting life as we once knew it. Now more than ever, individuals are seeking comfort in what is arguably the most unsettling crisis of the past decade. Regardless of your company’s size, scope, mission, or culture, there’s an opportunity for each of us to play a role in being of service to those around us, be they our family members, colleagues, or community members. When optimism is balanced with realism, and vulnerability is balanced with a steady hand, we can each make a difference. In this session, I’ll share how I’ve witnessed individuals making a difference at an organization that operates on the global stage.

Closing Remarks

  • Dan Webber, VP Technology, Executive Advisor, UST Global


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