Premier 100 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
7:30 am - 12:30 pmPremier 100 Golf Tournament
Tee it up on the 27-hole Arnold Palmer signature golf course at the Starr Pass Tucson Golf Club.  This is a true desert course, and natural elements are used as hazards, while showcasing majestic vistas of the Catalina Mountains.  Along with the beauty of the mountain ranges in the background,  this course also offers a double-loaded driving range, rejuvenating 20,000 square foot clubhouse and top-quality golf shop.
Tournament proudly sponsored by Box
1:00 pm - 6:00 pmRegistration
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmExecutive Roundtables

These facilitated discussion groups are set up to get the conversations rolling quickly and get the ideas flowing freely. Each session is moderated by a CW staff member or partner. We'll fire off a few questions to get started, then guide the conversation and generate best practices and great ideas.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFrom the Data Center to Mobile Users
Lou Bertin, Contributing Editor, Computerworld

By now, all of us have made our moves into architectures that accommodate mobile users. Either tactically or as part of a concerted enterprise strategy, embracing mobile computing is a must. But how many of us have taken the necessary next steps to truly extend the full power, security and utility of the data center to those mobile users and customers? No small set of challenges there.

During this executive roundtable you will learn about the technologies – and proven techniques for deploying these technologies – that are enabling even the largest and most far-flung organizations to effectively build, connect, manage and secure mobile networks in ways that extend the data center's full capabilities to mobile users, regardless of operating environments.
Sponsored by IBM
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmGetting the Most Value from Your Data Assets
John Eckhouse, Contributing Editor, Computerworld

The amount of data passing through the average organization is exploding. One estimate states that if you managed to grab and store every word and image created from the dawn of civilization until 2003, the total would be 5 exabytes – but that today we create that much data every 10 minutes.  Even if your organization is good at capturing data, extracting value from it remains elusive for many. They struggle to deliver the right data to the right people within the right timeframe for taking effective action.  Buried within this avalanche of information are incredibly valuable insights.

In this executive roundtable we will discuss the biggest challenges, some innovative solutions, and help you define the changes necessary to manage and extract value from your data assets – leading to better business decisions.
Sponsored by IBM
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmWild West Welcome Reception

Computerworld welcomes you to the Wild, Wild West! Not only is Tucson home to the infamous stagecoach robber William Whitney Brazelton, it is also home to one of the most active Western-themed filming locations. Enjoy beer-battered chicken and spicy chili as you meet your colleagues to discuss your favorite Western movie. Perhaps it’s Tombstone, Billy the Kidd, the Quick and the Dead, or even the Three Amigos. Whether you’re a cowboy or a villain, be sure to join us as we kick-off the event!

Monday, March 4, 2013
7:00 am - 6:30 pmRegistration Open
7:00 am - 8:00 amNetworking Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:15 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
Julia King, Executive Editor, Events and National Correspondent, Computerworld
8:15 am - 9:00 amStaying Relevant in a “VUCA” World
Linda Clement-Holmes, Senior Vice President, Global Business Services, Procter & Gamble

Hear Linda Clement-Holmes discuss how Procter & Gamble’s Global Business Services (GBS) organization stays relevant in the “VUCA”—volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous—world. Clement-Holmes will delve into how GBS is continually evolving to meet the fast-changing needs of the business and detail the leadership attributes that are needed to succeed in this environment.

9:00 am - 9:45 amIn the Catbird's Seat
Daphne Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Hospira, Inc.

Because today’s IT leaders have a bird’s eye view of how their organizations operate, they also know how they could operate better. Hospira, Inc. CIO Daphne Jones describes how the CIO role at Hospira, Inc. has extended beyond business partner and change agent to that of continuous business model innovator.

9:45 am - 10:15 amNetworking Break
10:15 am - 10:55 amBig Data, Big Business Impact
Richard Thomas, Chief Information Officer, Quintiles

Volume, velocity and variety are traditionally the three Vs associated with Big Data. In this session, Quintiles CIO Richard Thomas describes the successful addition of the fourth V – value – to the big data equation and explains how to achieve it.

11:00 am - 11:30 amDriving Success with Mobile BI
Scott Franzel, Vice President of Information Technologies , OFS Brands

Find out how mobile BI is helping furniture manufacturer OFS Brands, enhance key sales operations. The company has empowered its regional sales managers, as well as employees in finance, costing, purchasing, project management, sales, and customer service, with access to an intuitive, interactive dashboard and reports - complete with charts, drill-downs, and integrated mapping functionality - via desktop PCs or mobile devices like Apple iPhones and iPads. Data about dealers, brands, and products can be easily retrieved, and filtered by region, rep, shipment priority, order type, and other variables. Learn how these new BI functions, such as the ability to better measure and analyze margins on a daily basis, have had a direct impact on OFS' revenue.

Chief "Identity" Officer?
Bill Dedrick, President, Ping Identity

Is identity the key to your success in 2013?  Your employees and customers want convenient access from any device to all the applications they need from IT and in the cloud - and they're not waiting.  At the same time CIOs are under pressure to keep a lid on IT CapEx as well as security.  Convenient, secure, on-demand identity management solutions that span the cloud and your data center are emerging to help you embrace BYOD, control shadow IT and improve the customer experience. In this session, Ping Identity President Bill Dedrick will discuss the mega trends confronting CIOs and how identity is the key to meeting them head on.

Translating Brand Value Into Extraordinary Business Results: Engaging Stakeholders. Empowering the Team. Driving Change.
Justin Honaman, Leadership Author, Singer-Songwriter and Vice President, Sponsored by Teradata

How do you affect positive retail organizational change? How does an organization create environments for leaders to flourish and fully exploit team competencies and expertise to support execution of technology and business process change? How does an organization lead change through empowerment of the team and executive stakeholder engagement? What are the critical elements of Change Leadership within the organization – especially as it relates to retail capability development, deployment and exploitation? This session will outline the key elements of engaging the team, identifying and exploiting skills, and developing talent to drive significant organizational change.

11:35 am - 12:05 pmThe Transformative IT Leader : Driving Business Success and Technological Innovation
Brandon Savage, Group Product Manager for Web Application and Core Services, Box

Never before has the role of IT leader been so transformative in shaping business strategy. With the convergence of social, mobile and cloud, and the shift of traditional analog processes to digital ones, IT has the ability to fundamentally change how enterprises manage employee efficiency and productivity. But what critical issues are confronting today’s IT decision-makers as they seek new strategies for leveraging technology and power business growth? This session will examine the challenges, solutions and tools that can help IT leaders drive innovation within their organizations and maintain a competitive edge in today’s rapidly evolving market. The session will also detail what new traits, some beyond technology strategy, are required to incite change in an enterprise organization that embraces a more interconnected and externally-focused world.

Industry Perspective Presentation

Choose between different topics and case studies in these fast-paced breakout sessions hosted by our Premier 100 sponsors and featuring an IT leader. The focus is on the top strategic challenges and opportunities associated with new technologies, processes and services. The goal is to offer peer advice for getting the most out of sponsors’ new technology offerings.

Enabling Business Agility with Infrastructure Performance Management
John W. Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Virtual Instruments

Every eight to ten years market pressures for IT innovation create an inflexion point that fundamentally changes the technology landscape. Enterprises are continuing their shift to virtualized and cloud-based environments as a way to get more out of their IT infrastructure. There are inherent risks in this transition that can leave organizations vulnerable to slowdowns and outages that negatively impact business. 

Just as vital sign monitors are imperative for understanding a patient’s health, a real-time performance monitoring platform built for today’s virtualized environments is critical to understanding the performance, health and availability of the infrastructures supporting mission-critical applications.  The right performance management solution will help minimize risk, improve operating expenses and drive strategic capital investments in the infrastructure. And, ultimately, it will enable true IT alignment with business strategy.
12:05 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Lunch with Discussion Tables
Enjoy lunch with your peers and optionally choose to join one of our informal, hosted table discussions:
  • Managing BYOD: An Oxymoron?
  • How To Be An IT Social Media Star
  • Strengthening Your IT Bench
  • Applying Lean Concepts to IT
  • Fostering a Culture of Creativity
  • Best Practices for Better, Faster Decision-making
  • From Collaboration To Innovation
  • Strategic Imperative: A Customer-Focused IT Infrastructure
  • CIO As Chief Process Architect 
  • Managing Mobility
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmThe Foundation for the New Era in IT
Bogomil Balkansky, SVP, Cloud Infrastructure Products, VMware

IT is under enormous pressure to deliver more value to the business. Users are demanding more as their expectations and choices increase. To meet this demand, IT needs to recast infrastructure services as self-service virtual software services. Only by embracing this new way of servicing the business will IT thrive in the new era. Join VMware's SVP of Cloud Infrastructure Products, Bogomil Balkansky, as he shares VMware's vision for a software-defined data center, the benefit to IT, and how to better align with today’s enterprise demands. 
2:00 pm - 2:40 pmLights, Camera, Transformation
Judy Batenburg, VP, IT Infrastructure & Operations, Starz Entertainment

Mobile platforms, an increase in 3D and HD content and the fast-changing habits of consumers are changing the entertainment industry as never before. This combination of forces is having an unprecedented impact on content creation, transformation and delivery. In this session, VP of IT Judy Batenburg discusses how Starz Entertainment is transforming its broadcast and IT environments - and in the process, transforming the people, processes and technologies to support the rapidly changing business.

IT as a Top Line Growth Engine
Warren Kudman, Chief Information Officer, Sealed Air Corp.
Kiran Vedak, Vice President of Enterprise Architecture, Sealed Air Corp.

Helping global business units develop new, value-added products and services is a critical business opportunity for Sealed Air's IT organization. In this session, CIO Warren Kudman and Enterprise Architecture VP Kiran Vedak team up to discuss the progress of a dedicated team within IT that focuses exclusively on new revenue-generating IT-enabled offerings, such as its iMAP tool for hygiene control and vendor-managed inventory services.

Business Prognosis: Delivering Business Value For Today While Planning For Tomorrow
Chad Eckes, Chief Information Officer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

CTCA has been and continues to be a high-growth organization. IT is ready for today and tomorrow, thanks to a transformative reorganization, incessant succession planning and the reinvention of its technology platforms. In this session, CIO Chad Eckes explains how to devise and continually evolve a five-year strategic plan that assures  IT role as a business growth engine.

2:45 pm - 3:15 pmThe Future of the Data Center
Bogomil Balkansky, SVP, Cloud Infrastructure Products, VMware
The pace of infrastructure innovation is unabated, driving irreversible change that requires new solutions, processes, and thinking. The enterprise will need to adopt solutions that integrate best of breed components and serve both developers and IT administrators. In this session, Bogomil Balkansky, SVP of Cloud Infrastructure Products at VMware, will focus on the market trends and technology solutions that define the evolution of cloud infrastructure and management. He will explain the technologies required to be successful in the new era of IT and how you can enable them for maximum business impact.
BYOD & Apps: Empower Employees, Increase Productivity, Improve Customer Service and ROI.
John Herrema III, SVP Corporate Strategy, Good Technology
The rise of Bring your own Device (BYOD to the workplace is driving increased use of smartphones, tablets and consumer apps – all of which can potentially leak critical business data! John Herrema, Good Technology’s Senior VP of Corporate Strategy, will outline key factors for developing a secure mobile strategy that empowers IT to  protect business information while allowing employees to use the devices they prefer to be most productive and efficient. Herrema will leverage customer examples to demonstrate how IT leaders can successfully:
  • Incorporate iOS, Android, Windows Phone and other smartphones and tablets into their business environments
  • Manage and secure both “consumer” and business applications;
  • Measure the success of their mobile implementations.
Real-World Data Management
Kevin Ehringer, Founder and CTO , Data Center Systems (DCS)
Data is arguably an organization’s greatest asset, which makes how you manage your data center of absolute critical importance. It could mean the difference between gaining or losing a customer. Top challenges include managing more and different types of data plus protecting a growing number of mission critical apps that need to be available to an increasingly distributed workforce.  In this session, Data Center Systems Founder and CTO Kevin Ehringer will discuss how implementing a structured connectivity management system ensures 24-7 availability while deploying more cloud, virtualization, and consumer technologies. Attendees will hear proven strategies for successfully managing real-world events, such as mergers, acquisitions and equipment upgrades while eliminating their associated risks.
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmNetworking Break
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmLinking Maximum Business Value Into The Supply Chain
Juan Perez, Vice President of Technology, UPS
4:30 pm - 5:15 pmInnovation and Transformation at NextEra Energy
Lakshman Charanjiva, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, NextEra Energy, Inc

NextEra Energy, Inc. is a leading clean energy company with revenues of more than $15.3 billion, more than 41,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 15,000 employees in 24 states and Canada as of year-end 2011. Its principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the nation’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Join Lakshman as he shares how NextEra Energy’s dedicated and innovative employees are putting technology and information to work to enable a whole new era of energy generation and distribution. Learn how NextEra’s innovative use of IT is enabling a range of next-gen capabilities, from optimizing the location and layout of wind farms to giving consumers greater knowledge and control over their energy usage. The company’s approach is definitely being noticed. For the sixth consecutive year, NextEra Energy in 2012 ranked number one among electric and gas utilities on Fortune's list of "Most Admired Companies."

5:15 pmClosing Remarks
Julia King, Executive Editor, Events and National Correspondent, Computerworld
5:15 pm - 6:15 pmSouth of the Border Reception

Join your fellow attendees and come enjoy the sights and tastes found south of the border. As the mariachi music plays, sample everything from fire-roasted salsa, creamy guacamole dip, shredded beef tacos and more at this colorful, spicy reception. Grab a refreshing cocktail to complement the authentic southwestern fare or, choose a glass of sangria and a portion of the proceeds will go to Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
7:30 am - 7:00 pmRegistration Open
7:15 am - 8:15 amNetworking Breakfast
8:15 am - 8:30 amWelcome Back Remarks
Julia King, Executive Editor, Events and National Correspondent, Computerworld
8:30 am - 9:15 amDriving Business by Building Strategic IT Partnerships
Carol Zierhoffer, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Xerox Corporation

IT executives are grappling with unimaginable volumes of information that are being created and shared. The complexity of the systems and the density of the data threaten to create more confusion than clarity. But the business world is finding ways to make these systems easy to use and relevant information simple to access, to streamline business processes and deliver innovations that bring real value. Zierhoffer will share examples of how Xerox is harnessing its global innovation laboratories, plus building strategic partnerships to solve complex customer challenges, simplifying life in many unexpected places.

9:15 am - 9:55 amPanel Discussion: When IT Gets to Play
John Prusnick, Director, IT Innovation and Strategy, Hyatt Hotels
Monique Shivanandan, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Capital One Financial Corp.
Tom Soderstrom, IT CTO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
John W. Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Virtual Instruments
Julia King, Executive Editor, Events and National Correspondent, Computerworld

Give your tech teams the resources to test new ideas and big business value will follow. Hear how these IT leaders are capitalizing on in-house innovation labs and various forms of  IT skunkworks to leverage rapidly evolving cloud, mobile and social networking technologies.

9:55 am - 10:25 amNetworking Break
10:25 am - 11:05 amThe Industrial Internet: Minds + Machines
Vince Campisi, Chief Information Officer & Lean Leader, GE Intelligent Platforms

Just as the Internet transformed retail, media and other consumer-oriented industries, the so-called ‘Industrial Internet’ – a global network that connects machines, people and data – is poised to forever change other key industries, including transportation, power and healthcare. In this session, CIO and Lean Leader Vince Campisi of GE Intelligent Platforms will outline the key elements of the Industrial Internet and the productivity potential it can unleash for companies. This will be exhibited through examples of how these technologies are helping GE transition from being reactive to proactive; and helping them (along with their customers) drive growth.

Manufacturing Profits at Alcoa
Doug Spindler, Manager, Strategy, Planning and Architecture, Alcoa, Inc.

CIO Nancy Wolk describes how Alcoa IT is driving profitability by enabling product and process improvements and cost savings in its core manufacturing operations.. Alcoa’s enterprise-wide smart manufacturing initiative focuses on increased use of data analytics and tighter integration between manufacturing and business data to deliver accurate, timely and actionable information across the entire operation, from the shop floor through business management. Nancy will provide examples and innovations from several recent state-of-the-art IT deployments.

Putting IT at the Center of Innovation
Robert Krestakos, Chief Information Officer, Steelcase

How can IT can push past traditional boundaries and influence core parts of the business like Product Development and Business Operations? Chief Information Officer Robert Krestakos will share some examples from Steelcase Inc., the world’s leading office environment company. This presentation will show how Krestakos’ team established an Innovation Management Office that works in joint partnership with other business functions to push for greater use of technology for competitive advantage.

11:10 am - 11:55 amPanel Discussion: CIOs, Meet Your New BFF - The CMO
Brandon Brown, Chief Information Officer , Trident Marketing
Marlo Donate, Director, Enterprise Applications & Digital Services, Toyota Financial Services
Jeanette Horan, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, IBM
Dee Waddell, Group Information Officer, Marketing, Amtrak
Moderator: Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Magazine & Events

CIO Magazine Editor- in- Chief chats with IT leaders and their counterparts from marketing about why their relationship is becoming so critical in an increasingly mobile, socially networked world. Top of mind on the discussion agenda is how to successfully build a bridge over the historic divide between IT and marketing.

11:55 am - 12:25 pmThe Power of the Cloud: Driving Business Insight and Innovation in the Post- PC Era
Dan Levin, Chief Operating Officer, Box

Knowledge workers are trading in legacy software and desktop PCs for tools that are more flexible and affordable plus allow them to tap into information from countless applications and mobile devices. This session will examine how some of today’s enterprise organizations have adopted a “cloud-first” strategy to better focus their resources on delivering innovations to customers and While At the same time, these enterprises are leveraging cloud-based solutions to address requirements for secure collaboration and centralized document management. Through the combination of business insight and powerful, cloud-based productivity applications, IT decision-makers are helping to  exceed user and stakeholder expectations as never before.

12:25 pm - 1:35 pmNetworking Lunch
1:35 pm - 2:15 pmPanel Discussion: Up and Coming: A Conversation with IT’s Rising Stars
Lynn Costa, Vice President, Shared Services, Scholastic, Inc.
Joseph Donnici, Vice President, Core IT, Quintiles
Bill Mayo, Director, Commercial IT, Biogen Idec
David Paschane, Ph.D., Director, Office of Strategic Services, Department of Veterans Affairs
Armand Rabinowitz, Senior Manager, IT Innovation, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Enterprise

A select group of IT rising stars nominated by this year’s Premier 100 Honorees chat with IDG Chief Content Officer John Gallant about their strategic business vision, IT’s near- and long-term potential to create and deliver value, and how and why their IT careers differ from those of the predecessors mentoring them.

2:20 pm - 2:50 pmStop Talking About IT Transformation. Do It.
Bill Wosilius, Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations, CoreSite
Matt French, Senior Director of Solution Marketing, ServiceNow
In this session, Bill Wosilius, Senior VP of Corporate Operations at CoreSite shares how he initiated and is leading an effort to transform IT  from a cost center to a business strategy enabler. Learn how Bill approached transformation from a business perspective, gained board of director approval to fund the IT overhaul, and built a roadmap for success. Attend this session to begin your transformation now.
A CIO's Perspective
Jeanette Horan, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, IBM

While no two CIO roles are exactly the same, all share a unique comprehensive view of their businesses where change is almost constant. Jeanette Horan will share personal career reflections and thoughts about the changing role of the modern CIO; including how a rapidly changing business environment, innovation and collaboration are driving transformation to fuel growth at IBM.

Business Technology Briefing

Choose between different topics and case studies in these fast-paced breakout sessions hosted by our Premier 100 sponsors and featuring an IT leader. The focus is on the top strategic challenges and opportunities associated with new technologies, processes and services. The goal is to offer peer advice for getting the most out of sponsors’ new technology offerings.

2:50 pm - 3:20 pmNetworking Break
3:20 pm - 4:35 pmPremier 100 World Café on Sustaining Competitive Advantage
George Brenckle, CIO, University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care
Marlo Donate, Director, Enterprise Applications & Digital Services, Toyota Financial Services
Curtis Edge, Chief Information Officer, The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Tim Elkins, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, PrimeLending
Gary Hensley, Director of IT, Clif Bar & Co.
Brad Kenney, Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure, Avnet, Inc.
Richard Maranville, Chief Information Officer, Freeman
Cynthia Nustad, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, HMS
Tamara Payne, Senior Vice President, IT, FedEx Services
William Thirsk, Vice President of IT and Chief Information Officer, Marist College

This lively, multi-topic workshop features a selection of Premier 100 Honorees holding small-group discussions on the practical details, ROI and lessons learned from their business transformation projects. To see the speakers' topics, please click here.

4:35 pm - 5:15 pmThe Road to Transformational Technology
David G. Zanca, Senior Vice President, Information Technology Customer Access and Revenue Systems, FedEx Services

Transformational technology is the critical element to surviving and thriving in today’s changing world. Now more than ever companies need an IT infrastructure that can adapt as quickly as business needs change. It’s easy to do when you’re starting from scratch but increasingly challenging when you’re dealing with legacy systems and expanding networks. David Zanca will discuss the journey to transformation technology at Fedex which with 40 years of history and an expanding network of 220 countries, is constantly experiencing transformational change.

5:15 pmWrap-Up and Conference Close
Julia King, Executive Editor, Events and National Correspondent, Computerworld
6:30 pm - 7:00 pmPre-Awards Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by NTT DATA
7:00 pm - 9:00 pmAwards Gala (Open to all attendees)
Join us as we celebrate the Class of 2013 Premier 100 IT Leaders at a black-tie dinner featuring a formal roll call of honorees and the presentation of Premier 100 awards. 
Sponsored by NTT DATA

As a courtesy reminder, please note that the Awards Dinner is black tie optional.  If you are interested in renting a tuxedo, please fill out the tuxedo rental form and fax it to 508.677.8067.

9:00 pm - 10:00 pmDessert Reception (Open to all attendees)
After the awards gala, be sure to join us for sweet treats and coffee as Radio Romance closes the night out.  Radio Romance is an up and coming music band out of Nashville that spices country music up with a pop/rock twist.
Sponsored by NTT DATA