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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.

45 Advisors

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

16 Sponsors

Premier would like to extend a special thank you to the 2017 sponsors of this event.

175 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.

  •  Bashir Agboola

    Bashir Agboola

    Hospital for Special Surgery

    CTO/AVP

  •  Will Anderson

    Will Anderson

    Coretek Services

    Cloud Architect

  •  Judy Balaban

    Judy Balaban

    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

    Global IT Leader

  •  Michelle Balaban

    Michelle Balaban

    ownerIQ

    Lead Graphic and Web Designer

  •  Gennadiy  Barskiy

    Gennadiy Barskiy

    Fisk Alloy

    Head of IT

  •  Neil Clover

    Neil Clover

    Mathematica

    SVP & CIO

  •  Randall Cole

    Randall Cole

    Vertical Screen Inc.

    VP IT

  •  Adam Famularo

    Adam Famularo

    erwin, Inc.

    CEO

  •  Lookman Fazal

    Lookman Fazal

    ATC

    CIO & CISO

  •  Risa Fogel

    Risa Fogel

    Bayer

    Head Strategy, Enterprise Architecture & Workplace

  •  Laszlo Gonc

    Laszlo Gonc

    MVP Advisory Group LLC

    Partner

  •  Mahesh Harvu

    Mahesh Harvu

    Philips Lighting

    Head of Business Transformation & IT

  •  Jobin James

    Jobin James

    International SOS

    Sr. Database Operations Manager

  •  Matthew Mandich

    Matthew Mandich

    Info-Tech Research Group

    Director, Innovation & Strategy

  •  Stuart McGuigan

    Stuart McGuigan

    Johnson & Johnson

    CIO

  •  Lou Melograna

    Lou Melograna

    StarNet Solutions

    CTO

  •  Simon Nynens

    Simon Nynens

    Wayside Technology Group

    CEO

  •  John Repko

    John Repko

    Johnson Controls

    CIO

  •  Brandon Rothweiler

    Brandon Rothweiler

    Steven's Institute of Technology

    Senior - Computer Science

  •  Bill Schlough

    Bill Schlough

    San Francisco Giants

    SVP & CIO

  •  Rachel Stahler

    Rachel Stahler

    inVentiv Health

    CIO

  •  Greg Thomas

    Greg Thomas

    PharmScript

    CIO

  •  Milos Topic

    Milos Topic

    Saint Peter's University

    VP & CIO

  •  Vinesh Vasnani

    Vinesh Vasnani

    Darktrace

    Cybersecurity Regional Manager

  •  Elyse Washington

    Elyse Washington

    Rutgers University

    Assistant Director, Major Events & Programs

  •  Brian Watson

    Brian Watson

    Co-Author, Confessions of a Successful CIO

    Co-Head, CIO Networks, Metis Strategy

AGENDA

October 30, 2017

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.

Welcome
Nina Di Francisco, President, Premier Connects, Inc.

Program Intro
Gennadiy Barskiy, Head of IT, Fisk Alloy

Room E

Presenter
Bill Schlough, SVP & CIO, San Francisco Giants


Bill Schlough, CIO of Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants for nearly two decades, talks about the role that technology has played in the team’s unprecedented success in recent years—and the role technology will play in recovering from a disappointing 2017 campaign thus far.

Room E

Moderator
Gennadiy Barskiy, Head of IT, Fisk Alloy

Panelist
Bashir Agboola, CTO/AVP, Hospital for Special Surgery

Panelist
John Repko, CIO, Johnson Controls

Panelist
Rachel Stahler, CIO, inVentiv Health


In this executive panel we will discuss importance of creating more inclusive and productive work teams and environments. We will dig a little deeper into some of these themes and hear about the panelists’ real-life experiences. Panelists will talk about what has shaped their thinking, ways they have gone about advocating diversity, and questions/challenges they face. We’ll also open it up to the audience for questions.

Room E

Presenter
Stuart McGuigan, CIO, Johnson & Johnson

Presenter
Brian Watson, Co-Head, CIO Networks, Metis Strategy, Co-Author, Confessions of a Successful CIO


Stuart McGuigan has built one of the most impressive CIO resumes of his generation. Much of that is due to his success in driving major change in past leadership roles at Liberty Mutual and CVS. As CIO of Johnson & Johnson, McGuigan has led a modernization effort that has made his IT organization more innovative and progressive, while making extraordinary gains on the digital front.

In this fireside chat with author and CIO advisor Brian Watson, McGuigan will share details of his transformative efforts, along with critical lessons learned, that will benefit all current and aspiring IT leaders. 

Room B

Presenter
Will Anderson, Cloud Architect, Coretek Services


Implementing DevOps can be a risky and difficult task for many IT organizations.  Done correctly, however, it can almost immediately reduce cost and increase productivity in a space known for moving slowly. DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organization's ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. In this session, Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP Will Anderson talks through some of the misconceptions and challenges surrounding DevOps, and how to overcome them.

Room D

Moderator
Lou Melograna, CTO, StarNet Solutions

Panelist
Greg Thomas, CIO, PharmScript


Hear from your colleagues implementing new storage and cloud solutions from Tintri. From all-flash storage systems, cloud management software, and web services, these companies have implemented new solutions to gain competitive advantages.

Room F

Presenter
Vinesh Vasnani, Cybersecurity Regional Manager, Darktrace


From insiders to sophisticated external attackers, the reality of cyber security today is that the threat is already inside. Legacy approaches to cyber security, which rely on knowledge of past attacks, are simply not sufficient to combat new, evolving attacks, and no human cyber analyst can watch so much or react quickly enough. A fundamentally new approach to cyber defense is needed to detect and respond to these threats that are already inside the network - before they turn into a full-blown crisis.

Self-learning systems represent a fundamental step-change in automated cyber defense, are relied upon by organizations around the world, and can cover up to millions of devices. Based on machine learning and probabilistic mathematics, these new approaches to security can establish a highly accurate understanding of normal behavior by learning an organization’s ‘pattern of life,’. They can therefore spot abnormal activity as it emerges and even take precise, measured actions to automatically curb the threat.

Discover why autonomous response and machine learning is the future of defense and how the ‘immune system’ approach to cyber security provides complete network visibility and the ability to prioritize threats in order to better allocate time and resources.

In this session, learn:
  • How new machine learning and mathematics are automating advanced cyber defense
  • Why full network visibility allows you to detect and autonomously respond to threats
  • How smart prioritization and visualization of threats allows for better resource allocation and lower risk
  • Real-world examples of unknown threats detected by ‘immune system’ technology

Room E

Presenter
Adam Famularo, CEO, erwin, Inc.

Presenter
Simon Nynens, CEO, Wayside Technology Group


Thanks to the Airbnb's, Amazons and Ubers of the world, we’ve realized how data can be used to create new business models, disrupt markets, and change the way consumers think and behave. However, most organizations still have massive challenges in managing their mission-critical information, much less unleashing its real value in accomplishing strategic objectives. Adam Famularo, CEO of erwin, Inc., will discuss how to build or renovate your enterprise if you want to use data as the powerful denominator to drive business transformation and growth.

Recent advancements in technology have modernized the way we live our daily lives, both in and out of the office. The concept of the “traditional” work setting is becoming a thing of the past, as the current workforce desires a space that’s inviting, technologically advanced, and accommodating. Simon Nynens, CEO of Wayside Technology Group, will explain how adapting an employee-first culture will develop your business into an innovative, future-ready, 21st century work environment that your team will enjoy being part of.

Room B

Moderator
Judy Balaban, Global IT Leader, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Panelist
Michelle Balaban, Lead Graphic and Web Designer, ownerIQ

Panelist
Jobin James, Sr. Database Operations Manager, International SOS

Panelist
Brandon Rothweiler, Senior - Computer Science, Steven's Institute of Technology

Panelist
Elyse Washington, Assistant Director, Major Events & Programs, Rutgers University


The greater the distance between generations, the more difficult it may be to understand each other.  Each generation carries a perception of the world, each shaped by key technologies and events from their formative years.   Not meant to be your typical “presentation on Millennials” given by a Boomer or Gen-X, join us for candid conversations and in-depth discussions with a panel of Millennials and early Gen Z.  Hear and see what attracts younger talent to a company - what motivates them, what makes them stay, and what makes them leave.

Room D

Moderator
Lookman Fazal, CIO & CISO, ATC

Panelist
Neil Clover, SVP & CIO, Mathematica

Panelist
Risa Fogel, Head Strategy, Enterprise Architecture & Workplace, Bayer

Panelist
Mahesh Harvu, Head of Business Transformation & IT, Philips Lighting


What exactly is the "Internet of Things (IoT)"? It is basically a network of connected devices, whether they be connected to each other or to a central brain. IoT opens the door to many opportunities but also brings about challenges, the biggest being security! How is your company bringing IoT into the workplace while also protecting itself at the same time? Another challenge is the amount of data these devices are creating; What are you doing to store all this data? What opportunities and challenges are you facing and how are you dealing with them?

Room F

Presenter
Laszlo Gonc, Partner, MVP Advisory Group LLC


Tremendous technology changes in recent years have made exponential leaps in the way we will communicate, interact and transact with each other for generations to come. The Internet of Things (IoT) has brought about the potential for low cost sensors on everything around us, on us and even in us. Blockchains and smart contracts with advances in encryption tools will provide for the immutable trust and transparency required to build the foundation of Web 3.0. The collection of all this data will provide startling context to how we behave and make decisions through Better Data Analytics. Advances in Artificial Intelligence through machine learning will change the way we interact with machines, our environment and each other forever. What does this mean to your business? What are the technology risks? We have now entered the Transformative Age – are you ready to do business in the future?

Room E

Presenter
Randall Cole, VP IT, Vertical Screen Inc.


The purpose of this lecture is to give executives a inside understanding of security principles and concepts used to secure the enterprise environment.  

Room E

Presenter
Matthew Mandich, Director, Innovation & Strategy, Info-Tech Research Group


Each year, organizations cumulatively spend nearly 1 trillion dollars on enterprise software & services, and that number is rapidly increasing. The challenge Info-Tech has found is that over 50% of software purchasing decisions are ineffective. Worse, organizations are extremely likely to renew their software regardless of whether they are satisfied with it.

In this session we will share analytical insights from over 5000 in-depth enterprise software reviews we’ve collected from IT and business leaders to help you understand how you can more effectively select and manage enterprise software, and save money while doing it. Learn what processes are most and least effective, and where the risks are.

Hint: it’s not where you think.

Room E

Presenter
Milos Topic, VP & CIO, Saint Peter's University


Organizational culture starts with us, leaders of teams and organizations, leaders of our people, no matter who they are or when they were born. While Millennials are the up and coming generation it serves us no purpose and provides no value to us (or them) to generalize and think of the entire generation as one. Each of our younger colleagues, much like many generations who have come before them, are driven and motivated by different things, and it is up to us to understand what they are and how to provide them where possible. While needs and motivators vary significantly, one that is the most common across those I know and have worked with is flexibility.    Furthermore, culture enables innovation and as leadership has the greatest impact and influence over organizational culture it is on us to provide environments where it is safe to fail and try new things. This environment where experiments and errors are allowed is the best long-term approach towards sustainable and relevant innovation and new ideas. On the other hand, some people frequently confuse heavy usage of products and services with expertise, and with that in mind, please understand that most millennials are not tech experts, which is why we shouldn't expect miracles across our organizations.
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. Premier Connects, Inc. will be making a charitable donation to the New Jersey SIM Chapter. Stay, chat, and enjoy yourself!

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Advisory Council

  •  Christopher Andrews

    Christopher Andrews

    Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

    CIO

  •  Judy Balaban

    Judy Balaban

    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

    Global IT Leader

  •  Mark Barash

    Mark Barash

    New Jersey SIM Chapter

    President

  •  Gennadiy  Barskiy

    Gennadiy Barskiy

    Fisk Alloy

    Head of IT

  •  Edward Beesley

    Edward Beesley

    SGS North America, Inc.

    SVP & CIO

  •  Christopher Browne

    Christopher Browne

    J. Knipper & Company, Inc.

    Associate Director, Professional Services

  •  Jessica Carroll

    Jessica Carroll

    New Jersey SIM Chapter

    Board Member

  •  Richard Cigna

    Richard Cigna

    Mitchell Martin Inc.

    VP

  •  William Compton

    William Compton

    Integra LifeSciences

    SVP & CIO

  •  Mike Cusick

    Mike Cusick

    Macy’s

    Former Director IT Infrastructure & Operations

  •  Craig Cuyar

    Craig Cuyar

    Omnicom Group

    Global CIO

  •  Lookman Fazal

    Lookman Fazal

    ATC

    CIO & CISO

  •  Joe Fisher

    Joe Fisher

    New Jersey SIM Chapter

    President

  •  Risa Fogel

    Risa Fogel

    Bayer

    Head Strategy, Enterprise Architecture & Workplace

  •  Indranil Ganguly

    Indranil Ganguly

    JFK Healthcare System

    VP & CIO

  •  Jeff Gill

    Jeff Gill

    Scivantage

    EVP IT

  •  Tomas Gregorio

    Tomas Gregorio

    New Jersey Innovation Institute

    Sr. Executive Director Healthcare

  •  Jon Harding

    Jon Harding

    Conair Corporation

    Global CIO

  •  Chris Hoover

    Chris Hoover

    Innovative Technology Solutions, LLC

    Managing Partner

  •  Brian Jaffa

    Brian Jaffa

    Quest Diagnostics

    Executive Director, PMO - Healthcare IT Solutions

  •  Tariq Jamal

    Tariq Jamal

    Capsugel

    CIO Americas & Global Head IT, Strategy & PMO

  •  Vinod Kondapalli

    Vinod Kondapalli

    Deloitte Consulting

    Senior Manager

  •  Frank Kovacs

    Frank Kovacs

    Sutherland Global Services

    Global Digital Business Executive & EPMO

  •  Steve Leitman

    Steve Leitman

    Prudential Financial

    VP IT

  •  Stephan LeMoine Jr.

    Stephan LeMoine Jr.

    Cree

    CIO

  •  Ed Malinowski

    Ed Malinowski

    BAYADA Home Health Care, Inc.

    CIO

  •  Dave Manhas

    Dave Manhas

    inVentiv Health

    Global Architecture

  •  George  McKevitt Ph.D.

    George McKevitt Ph.D.

    Compliance Science

    CTO

  •  Nicholas Miele

    Nicholas Miele

    Bracco Diagnostics

    CIO

  •  Robert Minor

    Robert Minor

    Quadtech Systems

    CIO & CTO

  •  Adam Noble

    Adam Noble

    GAF Materials Corp.

    SVP & Global CIO

  •  Steven Pae

    Steven Pae

    CIT Group

    SVP, Divisional CIO

  •  John Palinkas

    John Palinkas

    Institute for Digital Transformation

    Managing Partner

  •  Tom Ritter

    Tom Ritter

    Caraustar

    VP of IT

  •  Eric Rosenberg

    Eric Rosenberg

    William Paterson University

    CIO

  •  Kevin Ruffe

    Kevin Ruffe

    MedExpress

    CIO

  •  Robert Russo

    Robert Russo

    L'Oreal

    Former IT Transformation Consultant

  •  JP Saini

    JP Saini

    TRC Solutions, Inc.

    CTO

  •  Mark Sander

    Mark Sander

    Teva Pharmaceuticals

    Head of IT, Global Quality Operations

  •  Pete Sattler

    Pete Sattler

    John Wiley & Sons

    CIO

  •  Kevin Schwesinger

    Kevin Schwesinger

    New Jersey SIM Chapter

    Past President

  •  Sumeet Seth

    Sumeet Seth

    Prudential Financial

    VP IS

  •  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

    Co-Head, CIO Networks, Metis Strategy

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