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Agenda

CIO Forum 9AM - 12PM EST

Welcome & Introductions How to Survive, Reset and Thrive

  • Host
    Dr. Rebecca Homkes, Lecturer, Director, London Business School, Strategic Management Centre
In times of unprecedented change and extreme uncertainty, organizations must act, but traditional responses will be less effective. Instead, CIOs must help their organizations stop planning and start preparing. Homkes will kick off our conversation by introducing her framework for growing out of the downturn including how to Survive (stabilize the business with a growth mindset); Reset (revisit and reset the existing strategic plan and set an updated direction and priorities); and thrive (dramatically grow and prosper on the other inside including identifying and taking advantage of strategic insights through disciplined flexibility). She will challenge us to up our learning velocity throughout this process to build a robust organization for ongoing growth.

Session 1 How CIOs Can Navigate the Road Ahead

  • Moderator
    Brian Watson, Principal, CIO Clarity Advisors, LLC
  • Panelist
    James McGlennon, Executive VP & CIO, Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Panelist
    Dalia Powers, SVP, Digital Health & Analytics Platform Innovation & Engineering, Humana
  • Panelist
    Mario Harik, CIO, XPO Logistics
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.

Session 2 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
    Deanna Steele, EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, J. Jill
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.

Closing Remarks

  • Host
    Dr. Rebecca Homkes, Lecturer, Director, London Business School, Strategic Management Centre
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 202

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10-01-2020

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