Westin Chicago North Shore, IL
October 8-10th, 2017

This event is co-located with

Westin Chicago North Shore, IL
October 8-10th

Key Themes

CIO Leadership & Innovation
  • Top Talent Sourcing & Acquisition Methods
  • Creating, Maintaining, and Motivating a Dynamic IT Team
  • Practicing Executive Presence and Effective Communication Strategies with the Board
  • Strategies on IT Governance - Budgeting and Prioritization
  • Enable or Restrict Shadow IT?
  • Balancing Innovation & “Business as Usual”
  • Creating Value/Transforming an Organization with IT
Cloud Strategy
  • Cloud Governance in the Era of Multiple Concurrent Cloud Services/Platforms
  • Importance of a Well-Thought-out Cloud Architecture
  • New Trends in Cloud Security: What You Gain and Lose from a Security Perspective
  • Log Correlation and Auditing Best Practices in Cloud
  • On-Premise Data Center vs. Private Cloud
  • Integrating Cloud Offerings into Existing Environments
IT Security Risk Management
  • Striking the Balance Between Security and User Usability
  • Cloud Security & Migration Strategy
  • Dealing with Mobile and IOT Devices
  • Taking your Security Worldwide: Best Practices for IT Compliance with International Markets
  • Cybersecurity: Budget, Value, Hygiene, Risk & Compliance
  • Lack of Knowledge & Impact of Legal Actions
Data Solutions: Storage and Analytics
  • Building a Data-Centric Team
  • Is Machine Learning the New Business Intelligence?
  • Utilizing Artificial Intelligence for Analytics
  • How to Fully Leverage your Data on a Budget
  • Data Governance Best Practices: Ensuring “Clean” & High-Quality Data for Your Organization
Enterprise Mobility Management
  • Mobile Workforce Management Strategies and Best Practices
  • Monitoring & Tracking Field Reps
  • Understanding the Right Mobility Security Approach for YOUR Business
  • BYOD of Choose Your Own Device?
  • Deploying Enterprise Client Apps to Mobile Client
  • Constant Connectivity on All Work Devices
Modernizing Infrastructure
  • Storage Virtualization, Encryption: What is the Next Level of Virtualization?
  • From Hyper Converged to What's Next?
  • Case Study: Successful Infrastructures Modernization Projects
  • Automating Dynamic Scalability Governance
  • Legacy System Challenges: Moving Legacy Applications from Mainframe to Cloud
  • Cybersecurity in the Utilities Sector (Discussing SCADA, etc)

2017 Presentations

Keynote Presentation

Fielding Your Vendor Dream Team - Moneyball for Software

Breakout Presentation

A Team for All Times

Breakout Presentation

Data: Will we ever have enough?

Breakout Presentation

The Power of Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Speakers at CIO Visions Include

Matthew Mandich
Director, Commercial Strategy

Info-Tech Research Group Inc.

Liz Reich
Vice President, IT Asset Management


Gerald T. Hope
Vice President, Global Head of Technology

Milestone AV Technologies

Aaron Gette

The Bay Club Company


2017 Steering Committee

Annette Findlay
Chief Information Officer

Southwest Human Development

Satish Dave

Vision Source

Jeffery James
Chief Technology Officer

Newberry College Office of Campus Technology

Richard V. Young
Chief Information Officer

USDA/ Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)


Event Schedule

Day 1 Sunday October 8

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Welcome Cocktail Reception/Registration

Day 2 Monday October 9

7:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast Buffet

8:00am - 8:50am
Keynote Presentation

9:00am - 1:00pm
Breakout Track Sessions for Case Studies

9:00am - 1:00pm
Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions

9:00am - 1:00pm
Targeted Research Meetings

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gourmet Lunch

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Targeted Research Meetings

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Breakout Track Sessions for Case Studies

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Networking Drinks Reception

Networking Dinner

Day 3 Tuesday October 10

7:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast Buffet

8:00am - 8:50am
Keynote Presentation

9:00am - 12:10pm
Breakout Track Sessions for Case Studies

9:00am - 12:10pm
Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions

9:00am - 12:10pm
Targeted Research Meetings

Gourmet Lunch

Attending Companies

Safe Horizon
Morgan Stanley
Starr Restaurants
Major League Soccer
Fashion Institute
Black Diamond
Legends Gaming
American Express
Canastota Central School District
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Mahindra Satyam
Carondelet Health
The Blackstone Group
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
The McGraw-Hill Companies