Premier Connects Virtual CIO Roundtable was an excellent opportunity to share and learn from the experience of others.

Karen Swift - Marshall Dennehey

This CIO event has provided a great forum with which we can exchange ideas and discuss business challenges with peers, but also to hear solutions to opportunities you have yet to face.

John Janthor - Radwell International


11AM - 2PM EST

Welcome & Intros 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.

Opening Keynote 10 Tips to Thrive in our New Normal

  • Presenter
    Teena Piccione, Managing Director Telco, Media & Entertainment, Google Cloud
As 2020 transpired we have all had to pivot to a new normal. We are all on camera non-stop and we had to blend our personal and business lives balancing between kiddos, work, family and non-stop meetings with no apparent break. How do you stay positive through it all? I want to talk through 10 things to do now to ensure you continue to thrive!

Session by: IDC Breaking the Unconscious Bias Barrier

  • Moderator
    Kath Marston, Group Vice President, Customer Experience & Operations, IDC
  • Panelist
    Bennetta Raby, CIO Executive Council Coach & Pathways Faculty Member, CIO Executive Council
  • Panelist
    Shannon Gath, CIO, AMAG Pharmaceuticals
  • Panelist
    Lisa Davis, SVP & CIO, Blue Shield of California
Unconscious bias exists not only with men and women, but women to women, and is prevalent in some IT organizations. We will discuss how we can work together and co-exist.

General Session Authentic Leadership in a Digital World

Leading your team through transformative change in 2020 requires bold decision making and an intentional approach to leadership. Joey has embraced tapping into your whole self to lead with authenticity and will share actionable advice on how to activate leadership through daily practice.

General Session Embracing the Crazy

Authenticity is gold in making connections, especially in our new normal! Having fun builds strong teams and drives productivity. Sometimes we have to help the team build their culture and bring our authentic selves (yes, even the introverts) in order to build trust. Then these rock-solid teams will tackle any challenge and have a blast doing it! Not only does this increase delivery, it builds strong loyalty, and it makes work a lot more fun!

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 2021.

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