|Wednesday, June 16th 2010|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Registration and Networking Breakfast|
|8:30 am - 8:45 am||Welcome and Agenda Overview|
Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO magazine & events
|8:45 am - 9:45 am||Opening Keynote: CIOs and the New Art of Persuasion |
Nick Morgan, Executive Speech Coach and Author, Public Words
The latest discoveries in brain research have turned our commonsense understanding of how communication works upside down. Power Point slides? You may be better off not using them. Logic? You may be better off not appealing to it. But most important is our understanding of how decision-making takes place and why underlying emotions may be more useful in decision-making than the conscious brain. How you communicate with employees, colleagues and business stakeholders is likely to change once you hear Nick Morgan, author of “Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma,” delve into the implications of the latest brain research and how to tailor your personal communication styles to take advantage of this new art of persuasion.
|9:45 am - 10:30 am||Transforming a Global Supply Chain through Standardization and Consolidation|
Jeff Lamoreaux, Vice President, Global IT Operations, The adidas Group
In a massive rollout of supply chain execution systems worldwide, the adidas Group, a global leader in the sporting goods industry, has transformed its supply chain by standardizing technology and consolidating facilities. For more than 80 years, adidas has delivered performance-driven sports footwear, apparel and accessories and today offers a broad portfolio of products in virtually every country of the world. As Vice President of Global IT Operations, Jeff Lamoreaux oversees all supply chain applications and services associated with the company's worldwide operations. In this session, he'll deliver a compelling look inside a complex and successful supply chain reorganization.
|10:30 am - 11:00 am||Refreshment and Networking Break|
|11:00 am - 11:30 am||Innovating at Light Speed with Enterprise Visualization|
Emmet B. Keeffe III, CEO and Co-Founder, iRise
In recent years, IT leaders have been almost exclusively devoted to cutting cost through strategies such as application rationalization and global sourcing. As the pendulum now swings back to business growth and innovation, IT organizations need a better way to communicate with the business to speed up the delivery of high quality business solutions. Enterprise visualization has emerged as a standard for hundreds of companies that now quickly ‘test drive’ applications early in the requirements process. Visualization is transforming the way that business software is designed and delivered. This session will explain how visualization works and present case studies that illustrate how it can accelerate applications to market twice as fast while trimming project costs by as much as 30%.
|11:30 pm - 12:30 pm||The Regional Business Impact of National Healthcare Reform: A CIO Panel Discussion|
Mary Finlay, Deputy CIO, Partners HealthCare System
Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO magazine & Events
Ina Kamenz, Vice President and CIO, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Mojgan Lefebvre, CIO, bioMerieux
Eric Lindgren, CIO, PerkinElmer, Inc.
William Wray, EVP and CIO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
The business impact of this year’s national health care legislation is still an open question for many industries -- not only those delivering patient care directly but also those serving other aspects of this vast sector with medical equipment, services or pharmaceuticals. Against a backdrop of increasing regulatory mandates and federal e-health requirements, CIOs will play a key role in delivering the IT initiatives crucial to the success of these efforts. In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from CIOs across several regional businesses in the health care sector, as they candidly discuss both the positive and negative impacts of national health care reform.
|12:30 pm - 1:45 pm||Lunch with Discussion Topics|
Reviving the Spirit of Innovation
CIOs have traditionally focused on improving business process efficiency by implementing state-of-the-art transaction systems. Yet a lack of solid business information has impeded the ability to make accurate, timely decisions. A sound data governance program can deliver better data to the business while providing a set of core technologies to manage the process and enable auditability and control of the environment. Join us to discuss how to craft and lead a data governance program.
Making the Cloud Connected Enterprise Real
Imagine being able to compare the cost and quality of the services you provide in-house to what’s available from the cloud. Imagine being able to know exactly which cloud services are the right ones for you to leverage to achieve your particular business objectives. Imagine being able to shift service components quickly and easily to the cloud—or from one provider to another—without impacting your business. This is the promise of the cloud connected enterprise and it’s closer than you think.
Managing Global Security in a Virtualized World: an Enterprise View
Technology and innovation continue to shrink the size of our world. What does this mean for the CIO from a security and infrastructure management standpoint? Challenges such as varying regulatory requirements, cultural and language differences, time zones and privacy standards pose challenges for global businesses. Join us for an interactive discussion on best practices in global security, including management of virtualization, cloud computing, and high-speed networks. Bryan and Bill bring extensive combined experience with global infrastructure and IT security, as members of the NTT Communications group.
|1:45 pm - 3:00 pm||Connecting Point Leadership Forum: A CIO Executive Council Workshop|
Pam Stenson, SVP & GM, CIO Executive Council
In this lively, multiple topic workshop, we tap the collective brainpower of our Boston CIO Perspectives attendees to develop some practical ways to meet today's toughest IT leadership challenges. Hosted by the CIO Executive Council, this peer-to-peer advisory session provides a small-group environment for in-depth discussions, wrapping up with moderators from each table sharing a best practices checklist on each topic. Discussion topics include:
|3:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Closing Keynote: Transforming Competitive Advantage with Social Media|
Francois Gossieaux, Co-Founder and Partner, Beeline Labs
The companies that are most successful in leveraging social media today are thinking differently about their businesses. They’ve discovered how social media can be far more than just another communications channel with customers, prospects and employees. “If you want to understand what’s happening in business today, you’re better off understanding Human 1.0 not Web 2.0,” says Francois Gossieaux, co-author of the upcoming book, “The Hyper-Social Organization: Eclipse Your Competition by Leveraging Social Media.” In this engaging closing keynote, Francois will explain how social media is fundamentally changing core business and IT processes as well as customer interactions, and how turning a business process into a “social process” helps companies “tap into the passion of people instead of market segments.”
|4:00 pm - 4:15 pm||Closing Remarks|
Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO magazine & events