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Attendees across the region have come to expect a dynamic agenda with relevant, up-to-the-minute topics and exciting speakers who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience, helping you gain practical insights into your business challenges. The New Jersey CIO Forum includes powerful keynotes, informative breakouts, discussions with subject-matter experts, and cutting-edge solution providers.

34 Advisors

Our advisory council members offer valuable feedback to improve our event each year.

13 Sponsors

Premier would like to extend a special thank you to the 2018 sponsors of this event.

153 Organizations

These organizations have appointed one or more senior level executives to attend the New Jersey CIO Forum.

Speakers

Speakers are hand-selected by our Advisory Council for their expertise and ability to translate big ideas into stunning presentations.

  •  Lookman Fazal

    Lookman Fazal

    ATC

    CIO & CISO

  •  Murad Lodhi

    Murad Lodhi

    Chubb

    IT Lead / Divisional CIO

  •  Jason McKay

    Jason McKay

    NAPEC (Riggs Distler & Co., Inc.)

    CIO

  •  Harry Moseley

    Harry Moseley

    Zoom

    CIO

  •  Mark Barash

    Mark Barash

    Mondelez International Inc

    Global IS Portfolio Lead, ISC

  •  Mimi Brooks

    Mimi Brooks

    Logical Design Solutions (LDS)

    CEO

  •  Jessica Carroll

    Jessica Carroll

    TenFour IT

    VP Customer Success & Lifecycle

  •  Frank Diana

    Frank Diana

    Leader Strategist, Speaker, Futurist, Digital Transformer

  •  Adam Famularo

    Adam Famularo

    erwin, Inc.

    CEO

  •  Paul Fisher

    Paul Fisher

    Seton Hall University

    Associate CIO

  •  Risa Fogel

    Risa Fogel

    Bayer

    Head IT Strategy & Digital Transformation

  •  Mark Grossman

    Mark Grossman

    Boldstreak

    Professional Speaker & President

  •  Brad Hong

    Brad Hong

    Darktrace

    Regional Manager

  •  Tony Kirk

    Tony Kirk

    Rimini Street

    Vice President

  •  John Palinkas

    John Palinkas

    Institute for Digital Transformation

    Managing Partner

  •  Neal Petersen

    Neal Petersen

    No Barriers International

    Motivational Speaker

  •  Joseph Pucciarelli

    Joseph Pucciarelli

    IDC

    Group VP & IT Executive Advisor

  •  Allen Spokane

    Allen Spokane

    Carisk Partners (formerly Concordia Care, Inc.)

    CTO

  •  Kimberly Tableman

    Kimberly Tableman

    GlaxoSmithKline

    Head of Digital Clinical Trials

  •  Brian Watson

    Brian Watson

    Co-Author, Confessions of a Successful CIO

    VP, Enterprise Innovation at Traction Technology Partners

Introduction from Neal Petersen

In sharing his captivating, uniquely delivered and extraordinary life-story, Neal delivers a powerful message that "There Are No Barriers – Only Solutions!"


"Neal is one of the most inspiring, dynamic and thought provoking speakers you will ever witness, he is mesmerizing"

AGENDA

October 29, 2018

We have worked diligently to put together a stimulating and focused agenda, bringing together experts, visionaries and professionals from the IT industry. We look forward to sharing this exciting conference with you.

Atrium

Atrium

Regency EF

Welcome
Marc Di Francisco, Founder, Premier Connects, Inc.

Program Intro
Mark Barash, Global IS Portfolio Lead, ISC, Mondelez International Inc

Program Intro
Allen Spokane, CTO, Carisk Partners (formerly Concordia Care, Inc.)

Regency EF

Presenter
Neal Petersen, Motivational Speaker, No Barriers International


Introduction from Neal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGxRrOgCheI

South African-born, Neal Petersen is a history-making extreme adventurer, global investor, and award-winning author. Neal has faced many challenges in life – a childhood physical disability, economic hardship, prejudice during the harsh Apartheid era, and other insurmountable barriers and he always turned them into opportunities. In these challenging times of uncertainty, fear and insecurity rise, many CIOs feel like solo sailors, adrift, grasping for survival. Neal lays out the importance of a clearly communicated vision, followed by detailed planning, on how better to navigate the uncharted waters ahead using his remarkable personal story.

Neal completed the "Around Alone", a 27,000 mile yacht race, 9 months at sea, around Cape Horn and its notorious storms – solo, and in the smallest boat he designed and built himself.

In sharing his captivating, uniquely delivered and extraordinary life-story, Neal delivers a powerful message that "There Are No Barriers – Only Solutions!"

"Neal is one of the most inspiring, dynamic and thought provoking speakers you will ever witness, he is mesmerizing"

Atrium

Regency EF

Presenter
Frank Diana, Leader Strategist, Speaker, Futurist, Digital Transformer,


The future is arriving faster than most people think.

When we look around us, we see a world in which digital is now woven into the fabric of our lives. Where the pace of change is accelerating, its trajectory exponential and the convergence of paradigm shifts is now the new norm.

We’re now living in a looking-glass world; where everything we think we know is being challenged, including our long-held notions of success and failure. At the same time it’s a world where we can imagine, create and enable like never before.

These paradigm shifts will require us to think deeply about the future, with a focus on improving the global standard of living, and an emphasis placed on right brain characteristics such as creativity, imagination and reasoning. They will have a profound effect as purpose, structure, value, scenarios, ethics and viability are challenged, re-examined and reimagined.

We are entering a very transformative period in history – one that could someday be viewed as the MOST transformative. In a world where change is constant and shifts occur instantly, we can no longer accurately predict the future, but instead must rehearse it.

Regency D

Moderator
Tony Kirk, Vice President, Rimini Street

Panelist
Lookman Fazal, CIO & CISO, ATC

Panelist
Jason McKay, CIO, NAPEC (Riggs Distler & Co., Inc.)


Technology leaders are consistently challenged to leverage digital technologies like social, mobile, cloud and Big Data, but how do they find the funds or resources when the bulk of their focus is tied up in keep-the-lights-on projects? Studies show that IT leaders still spend 80–90 percent of their budget and time on ongoing maintenance, which leaves almost no residual space to focus on transformational initiatives or business growth. Join this interactive discussion to hear how technology leaders are adopting 3 specific cost optimization strategies to liberate resources from ongoing operations to invest in digital growth.

Regency BC

Moderator
Brad Hong, Regional Manager, Darktrace


Open Forum ~ Join our moderator as we open the room to CISO/CIOs to share thoughts and questions on security, specifically AI/machine learning!

Regency D

Presenter
Joseph Pucciarelli, Group VP & IT Executive Advisor, IDC


Newly published IDC global research about organizations undergoing digital transformation finds that 59% remain stuck in the early stages of their transformation journey. While some digital projects have been implemented and are progressing, most companies report they are still struggling to digitally transform their broader organization.

Challenges with legacy culture, process, and financial incentives are widely identified digital transformation impediments. However, IDC research shows that many organizations confront more specific operational challenges: 1) outdated KPIs, 2) siloed organizational structures, 3) tactical planning, 4) limited expertise; and 5) siloed innovation.  Though business and technical leaders can point to successful tactical projects, they often express frustration about their ability to achieve true systemic progress and competitive advantage.

In today's session, IDC provides unique insights and actionable recommendations to overcome these hurdles including recommended approaches for:
  • Creating new digital KPIs
  • Establishing an end state digital organizational structure
  • Constructing a long-term digital roadmap
  • Identifying and developing essential digital capabilities
  • Building a digital platform

Regency BC

Presenter
Mimi Brooks, CEO, Logical Design Solutions (LDS)


Businesses are moving beyond traditional industry silos and merging into rich, multi-dimensional business ecosystems, creating both opportunities for new value paradigms alongside new challenges for many incumbent enterprises. These emerging ecosystems use business platforms that provide the connectivity, components, services, and tools for participants using progressive digital technologies.

Ensuring workers are successful in these platformed business models will be a critical goal for business and digital leaders. There will be a greater dependence on worker experiences to become the channels for collective participation and engagement. Put another way, the worker experience is the “street-level” view of the platform and may be the best channel for workers to model new work practices, and for the organization to encourage and reward culturally-aligned behaviors.

In her presentation, Mimi Brooks will define the tenets of the worker experience within emerging business ecosystems and demonstrate how these platform experiences insightfully balance and align with impressive technological possibilities, business strategy, and cultural requirements.

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Regency EF

Regency EF

Presenter
Adam Famularo, CEO, erwin, Inc.


Data is "the new oil," fueling the modern enterprise and digital marketplace. Are you using yours to make the most of your digital transformation efforts? Or are siloed systems and human-dependent processes slowing you down? Join erwin to discuss how an enterprise data governance experience can help unlock the value of your data assets to drive competitive advantage and minimize regulatory risk.

Atrium

Regency D

Presenter
Mark Grossman, Professional Speaker & President, Boldstreak


Negotiating is not merely a business skill, it's a life skill too! Thus, a  leader's ability to negotiate is in many ways the most important skill a leader can have. In this high energy, entertaining and yet substantive session, technology lawyer, negotiator and professional keynote speaker on negotiating skills, Mark D. Grossman will give you the benefit of what he learned in his 30 plus years as a negotiator.

Using the key takeaways from Mark's talk, you will be able to:
  • Listen better during a negotiation and understand why listening is an important negotiating skill
  • Use empathy as a negotiating tool
  • Use the mere passage of time to your advantage 
  • Get the other side to reveal their unspoken agenda 
  • Trade items that are unimportant to you to gain important concessions 
  • Use an important takeaway in team negotiating strategy from Marlon Brando in “The Godfather"
  • Understand how and why Mark's daughter became a great negotiator

Regency BC

Facilitator
Jessica Carroll, VP Customer Success & Lifecycle, TenFour IT

Facilitator
John Palinkas, Managing Partner, Institute for Digital Transformation


What is YOUR definition of Digital Transformation?
For the past two years, Digital Transformation has been the new “buzz” word. Everyone is talking about it and most companies have a “Digital Transformation” program. When you talk with them, you discover that everyone has a different definition of what they mean by Digital Transformation.

We have heard Digital Transformation defined as:
  • As simple as going paperless
  • Implementing Digital Technologies such as Public Cloud, Big Data, or Predictive Analysis
  • Implementing Digital Practices, such as Agile, Lean, or DevOps
  • Improving Operational performance by using Automation or AI
  • Changing Organizational Structure by adding a Chief Digital Officer
Are these programs really Digital Transformation or are they just the routine operational improvement projects with a different label?  “Transformation” is a strong word and there is a difference between a business utilizing technology and transforming a business  using technology. 

This session will discuss how companies are approaching Digital Transformation and what results they expect to achieve. We will also attempt to come to a consensus on what is the definition of Digital transformation.

Read about Digital Transformation in the links below:

Regency D

Moderator
Risa Fogel, Head IT Strategy & Digital Transformation, Bayer

Panelist
Paul Fisher, Associate CIO, Seton Hall University

Panelist
Murad Lodhi, IT Lead / Divisional CIO, Chubb

Panelist
Allen Spokane, CTO, Carisk Partners (formerly Concordia Care, Inc.)


Only a short time ago almost every CIO or CTO would have answered the question “What Keeps you up at Night?” with SECURITY, but things have changed over the past few years, or have they?  Come join a provocative session where you hear from a handful of hand-picked CIOs with their insights into not only what keeps them up at night, but what they do so that they can sleep at night.  Sure, a big part of it is security but there are other things like digital transformation, staying relevant, utilizing leading edge technology but not bleeding edge, cloud computing and so much more.

The CIO role is different today and today’s CIO is more involved in the business and less involved with servers and bits and bytes but there is a still a tightrope that many CIOs have to walk where they are forced to balance supporting legacy technology and maintaining relevant engaged staff while delivering relevant cutting edge technology to support a technology-savvy workforce. Of course, most CIOs are being asked to do it quicker and cheaper than in the past. How do they sleep at all at night?  Come to this interesting session to find out.

Read our blog posts On Hiring a Hacker and What is a Penetration Test?

Regency BC

Presenter
Kimberly Tableman, Head of Digital Clinical Trials, GlaxoSmithKline


Driving Digital Transformation (and yes… Digital is still a word, although it’s death has already been predicted).

To be truly transformative it is important to understand your north star, the things that won’t change – for example, at GSK, as long as there is disease we will be a company seeking to help people do more, feel better, and live longer (our corporate mission statement).

We expect HOW we do that will change dramatically with the advent of technological advances, and sophistication in how we capitalize on the bolus of information available to us both internally and externally.

Come to this session to learn and discuss the realities of leading a digital revolution and the key skills you need to be successful.

Regency EF

Presenter
Harry Moseley, CIO, Zoom

Presenter
Brian Watson, VP, Enterprise Innovation at Traction Technology Partners, Co-Author, Confessions of a Successful CIO


We're creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day. Automation and other new technologies are fundamentally changing how our organizations operate. Our employee bases are changing not only generationally, but demographically.

What do these and other changes mean for the future of work? In this fireside chat, Hall of Fame CIO Harry Moseley of Zoom Video Communications (and formerly CIO at KPMG, Blackstone, Credit Suisse, and UBS) will share his perspectives with CIO advisor and author Brian Watson. 

Atrium

Welcome to the New Jersey CIO Forum exclusive networking reception. We welcome you to enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres in a relaxed setting. This is the perfect opportunity to network with your peers and some of the prominent speakers from the day’s agenda. Stay, chat, and enjoy yourself! 

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Advisory Council

  •  Christopher Andrews

    Christopher Andrews

    Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

    CTO

  •  Judy Balaban

    Judy Balaban

    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

    Global IT Leader

  •  Mark Barash

    Mark Barash

    Mondelez International Inc

    Global IS Portfolio Lead, ISC

  •  Gennadiy  Barskiy

    Gennadiy Barskiy

    Fisk Alloy

    Head of IT

  •  Edward Beesley

    Edward Beesley

    Churchill & Harriman (C&H), Inc.

    COO

  •  Christopher Browne

    Christopher Browne

    J. Knipper & Company, Inc.

    Associate Director, Professional Services

  •  Jessica Carroll

    Jessica Carroll

    TenFour IT

    VP Customer Success & Lifecycle

  •  Richard Cigna

    Richard Cigna

    Mitchell Martin Inc.

    VP Business Devolpment

  •  William Compton

    William Compton

    Integra LifeSciences

    SVP & CIO

  •  Craig Cuyar

    Craig Cuyar

    Omnicom Group

    SVP & Global CIO

  •  John Erickson

    John Erickson

    Delta Dental of New Jersey & Connecticut

    AVP Technical Services

  •  Lookman Fazal

    Lookman Fazal

    ATC

    CIO & CISO

  •  Risa Fogel

    Risa Fogel

    Bayer

    Head IT Strategy & Digital Transformation

  •  Indranil (Neal) Ganguly

    Indranil (Neal) Ganguly

    JFK Health System

    VP & CIO

  •  Jon Harding

    Jon Harding

    Conair Corporation

    Global CIO

  •  Chris Hoover

    Chris Hoover

    Innovative Technology Solutions, LLC

    Managing Partner

  •  Tariq Jamal

    Tariq Jamal

    Lonza

    Global Head of IT (Capsagel)

  •  Frank Kovacs

    Frank Kovacs

    Sutherland Global Services

    Global Head Technology & EPMO

  •  Dave Manhas

    Dave Manhas

    Global Infrastructure

  •  George  McKevitt Ph.D.

    George McKevitt Ph.D.

    Compliance Science

    Former CTO

  •  Robert Minor

    Robert Minor

    Quadtech Systems

    CIO & CTO

  •  Adam Noble

    Adam Noble

    GAF Materials Corp.

    SVP & Global CIO

  •  John Palinkas

    John Palinkas

    Institute for Digital Transformation

    Managing Partner

  •  Eric Rosenberg

    Eric Rosenberg

    William Paterson University

    CIO

  •  Robert Russo

    Robert Russo

    Maidenform

    Former CIO

  •  JP Saini

    JP Saini

    TRC Companies, Inc.

    CIO

  •  Mark Sander

    Mark Sander

    Teva Pharmaceuticals

    Former Head of IT, Global Quality Operations

  •  Peter Sattler

    Peter Sattler

    John Wiley & Sons

    SVP & CIO

  •  Kevin Schwesinger

    Kevin Schwesinger

    PRI Technology

    Managing Partner

  •  Allen Spokane

    Allen Spokane

    Carisk Partners (formerly Concordia Care, Inc.)

    CTO

  •  Val Thomas

    Val Thomas

    Lincoln Educational Services

    SVP & CIO

  •  Frank Wander

    Frank Wander

    PeopleProductive.com

    CEO & Founder

  •  Brian Watson

    Brian Watson

    Co-Author, Confessions of a Successful CIO

    VP, Enterprise Innovation at Traction Technology Partners

  •  Joe Fisher

    Joe Fisher

    Affinity IT Security

    President

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