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Welcome & Introductions

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

How CIOs Can Navigate the Road Ahead

IT organizations have been one of the few bright spots of the COVID pandemic, enabling their organizations to work from anywhere and keeping operations moving in the most dire of situations.

But what comes next? There's no playbook for a crisis of this kind, but collectively, we can all learn valuable lessons. Join CIO advisor and author Brian Watson and a panel of elite IT leaders to discuss their priorities and concerns for the near- and long term -- and to share your perspectives and predictions to help broaden all of our thinking.

Building an IT Organization for the 2020s

  • Moderator
    Mark Settle, 7X CIO, Author, Truth from the Valley, A Practical Primer on IT Management for the Next Decade
  • Panelist
    Jess Walpole, VP, Global IT Security and Operations, The Lincoln Electric Company
During this session, you’ll get a forward-looking view of the ways in which talent, operations and technology will be managed in the future based on the experience of high-growth cloud-native firms in Silicon Valley. IT leaders need to survey key trends in operational processes and technology practices and selectively invest in those capabilities that can be a source of competitive advantage within their industries.

Opportunities for Technology during Covid

Using both external and internal data, we will give a brief update of the current economy and point out how Covid accelerated the growth of the online economy and created great opportunities for technology to improve people's life during the crisis.

Closing Remarks

We will pull together key insights and end with a call to action with guidance on how CIOs can lead their organizations, accelerate learning and thrive coming out of 2020 and into 2021.

Topic Driven Breakouts

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