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Agenda | YOU SURVIVED, NOW LET'S THRIVE

11am – 2pm EST

Welcome & Introductions From Reset to Thrive: How to Lead a Growth Journey

  • Host
    Dr. Rebecca Homkes, Lecturer, Director, London Business School, Strategic Management Centre
Uncertainty challenges leadership teams to adapt, and to navigate their organizations through a journey of surviving (stabilizing the business with a growth mindset) to resetting (updating the existing direction and plans) in order to thrive or dramatically grow and prosper. Dr. Homkes will kick off our discussions by discussing the Survive Reset Thrive journey and how to lead the transition from reset to thrive. She will share stories of successful companies that are building robust organizations for growth and provide insights of how you can do the same! Then she will introduce her B.L.A.S.T framework that describes successful high-growth companies and their teams prepare for a successful growth path. She will challenge us as CIOs to embrace the challenge and build organizations ready to blast off and grow!

Opening Keynote A Closer Look at One of 2021s Most Innovative CIOs

Globally and across a range of industries, 2020 took existing patterns of activity for CIOs and sped them up radically and unexpectedly. Some organizations were more prepared than others. However, a select few overachieving teams solved these challenges in remarkably creative ways. In this session, we will dig deeper on strategies that allow for companies to not only survive, but thrive. In addition, we will explore companies who ‘broke the mold’ in 2020 and the strategies they plan to adopt as they take on 2021

General Session The Way Forward

  • Presenter
    Spencer Levy, Global Chief Client Officer & Sr Economics Advisor, CBRE
The pandemic has completely disrupted how we live, work and play. Join an expert from CBRE discuss their thoughts on The Way Forward for the economy and commercial real estate, especially as conditions evolve due to a new U.S. administration and the vaccine.

General Session How Smart Logistics Technology Will Power the New Economy & The Future of Business

As the post-pandemic recovery emerges, more companies are looking back on what they could have done differently to adapt to rapid changes in the market. Today's supply chains are sophisticated networks that use AI and advanced automation to maximize productivity and forecast future demand. Join us for a conversation with Sandeep Sakharkar, the upcoming CIO of GXO, and CIO advisor Brian Watson, about the steps you can take to keep your business thriving in uncertain times.

General Session Talent Management in a Challenging Tech World

Are you experiencing increased challenges recruiting and retaining quality talent? Attracting quality certified people is a daily challenge and it’s even harder to retain. Acorio has been recognized as an employer of choice in their ecosystem because their approach to people matters. Their work is in one of the most challenging talent environments and this session will offer an authentic view to what has helped them succeed. Acorios CSO, Brian Murphy, will share how Acorio manages the intersection of Culture, Recruiting, On-boarding and Talent Development while sharing helpful ideas that you can apply in your organization.

General Session Beyond "Workplace": Thriving in a Boundless World with a Distributed Workforce

  • Presenter
    Robert DeVito, Global Director, Customer & Partner Sales Engineering, Google Chrome
The future of work came early. The rapid evolution of the workstation from cubicle to open floor plan and now to remote work has changed everything about how workforces communicate, collaborate, and stay productive. Today’s distributed workforce demands continuity of experience, tools, and data no matter where they are or what device they're working on, and IT must also be empowered to manage and support them from anywhere.


In this talk, you'll learn how businesses can successfully cultivate a distributed workforce by introducing productive and secure work environments, access to tools that inspire connection and collaboration, and the ability for IT to centrally and remotely manage devices.

Closing Remarks Are you Ready to Grow?

  • 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 including recapping shared guidance on how CIOs can lead their organizations, accelerate learning and thrive through 2021 and beyond.

CIO Industry Forum | Technology

6.8.21

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