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Room 1, Third Floor [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 14

9:00am CDT

Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise – Data-Driven Best Practices
This part is where the magic happens (or it all fails miserably)  Enterprises aspire to maximize their return on investment from data, and to quickly take advantage of the latest innovations in analytics, mobility, cloud, and AI/machine learning. Yet too many organizations struggle with disparate data systems, inconsistent data, closed architectures, and tools that only empower a fraction of the workforce. In this peer-driven discussion, discover:
  • How to empower individuals and teams with access to those tools, while establishing a single version of truth
  • Speed of innovation is enhanced by the right frictionless governance and security
  • How zero-trust designs allow the employee more freedom, more creativity, less friction with IT, rules and ‘no’
  • What are leaders and CDO’s doing to embrace these challenges and transform their businesses
  • How to apply the right tools and structure to balance counteractive forces, such as agility vs. governance

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Rusty Kennington

CIO, Corsicana Mattress Company
Rusty Kennington is a technology executive with a career spanning more than 25 years and multiple industries. He has worked in Fortune 500, private, and startup organizations. He has been responsible for global technology teams spanning North and South America, Europe and Asia.Rusty... Read More →
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Maggie Thomason

Head of Global Operations Analytics and Information Management, Citi
As Head of Operations Global Standards and Analytics, Maggie is responsible for providing critical Analytics, Standardization of Process Metrics and state of the art Site and Workforce Management that enable Transformation to all Lines of Business and Regions within Citi’s Global... Read More →
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Bob Kerr

Director, IS Operations, Populus Financial Group
As Director IS Operations & Service Management for the Populus Financial Group, Bob leads IS operations encompassing the NOC, Release Management, Change Management, implementation of an ITIL framework and implementation and expansion of the ManageEngine IT management suite.  Populus... Read More →
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W. Daniel Garretson, Ph.D.

Principal, Concentre, LLE
Dan Garretson is a digital transformation leader with a passion for technology enabled business and society. Dan focuses in particular on the effective use of data & analytics to capture insights, support effective decision making, and drive high-impact outcomes for organizations.Before... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am CDT
Room 1, Third Floor

10:30am CDT

Building a Culture of Innovation…An Executive Discussion on Strategy and Execution
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Mike Santimaw

SVP, Chief Information Officer, Mode Global
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Jodie Brinkerhoff

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Vice President, Innovation
Jodie Brinkerhoff is Vice President of Innovation at DFW Airport and leads the Innovation team’s efforts to investigate, ideate, incubate and implement new products and solutions for the airport. Her team works across the enterprise, partnering with core business units and bringing... Read More →
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Michael A. Carr

Vice President of M&A, Strategy, and Innovation, Darling Ingredients Inc.
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Andrew C. Jackson

President, BravoTECH
Andrew Jackson has spent the last 30 years building and managing technical service companies. In 1996, he co-founded Bravo Technical Resources, Inc. (BravoTECH) an information technology professional services firm headquartered in Dallas. BravoTECH has experienced award winning growth... Read More →
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Paul Langenbahn

President, Quorum Software
Paul Langenbahn is Executive Vice President and President, NCR Commerce. As the leader for the NCR Commerce business unit, Paul is responsible for all Retail and Hospitality customers and directs NCR’s teams and resources serving those customers across all functions of the business... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Room 1, Third Floor

1:00pm CDT

Creating a Frictionless Customer Experience Through Technology
As emerging technologies like AI reshape the digital landscape, businesses are exploring new ways to create smart, engaging and frictionless digital customer experiences. Hear about “real” success stories versus hype-trend during this interactive discussion from peers innovating around new developments in this world.  
  • What investments are being made now for a frictionless environment?
  • Early success stories in digitally enhancing the customer experience
  • Benefits of connecting your enterprise to the customer (internal and external)

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Amy Czuchlewski

Senior Vice President of Technology, Bottle Rocket
When she’s not rallying the next generation of women developers through after-school and weekend outreach, Amy Czuchlewski is Bottle Rocket’s Senior Vice President of Technology. With a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan and years of experience as a... Read More →
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Kim Morris

Vice President of Information Technology, CECO Enviromental
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Chris Boult

CIO, CEC Entertainment, Inc.
Chris currently holds the position of Executive Vice President, and Chief Information Officer at CEC Entertainment. An accomplished technology leader with more than 20 years of international experience, he has a passion for driving business innovation and organizational excellence... Read More →
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Kevin Christ

Partner, Concentre
Kevin Christ, CMC, has spent most of his career driving complex IT-enabled transformations for large and medium scale organizations. Kevin, based in Dallas, is a Partner with the Concentre, a boutique consultancy focused on digital and IT strategy and business transformation in complex... Read More →
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Neenu Kainth

Chief Digital Officer, Mr. Cooper Group
Neenu Kainth serves as Chief Digital Officer for Mr. Cooper Group and is responsible for thedevelopment of the company’s customer experience roadmap as well as product and digital offeringsincluding the customer-facing voice, website and mobile applications.Neenu joined the company... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Room 1, Third Floor

2:00pm CDT

State of the Art Cloud Security
As organizations increasingly turn to cloud-based services, security leaders face the immense challenge of ensuring the enterprise’s data remains secure and compliant. Join this interactive panel to hear about emerging best practices your peers employ to secure their extended network in the cloud.
This executive panel will discuss:

-Benefits of Automation, orchestration, AI and machine learning strategies
-What are differences for on and off premise hybrid or multi-cloud systems
-How do teams transition from legacy security approaches to modern deployment technologies in cloud environments
-Ways to incorporate security into your cloud strategy - Adding the Sec into DevSecOps

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Robert Neill

Chief Information Officer, Weaver
Robert Neill is currently the Chief Information Officer at Weaver, a national public accounting and advisory firm. Prior to moving into the CIO role, he served as director of the CIO Advisory Services practice area at Weaver where he led the firm’s services focused on providing... Read More →
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Patrick Benoit

Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Brinks Company
Patrick is the Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Brinks Company. He was formerly the Global Head of Cyber Governance, Risk, and Compliance / Business Information Security Officer for CBRE and the Deputy CISO for Cheetah Digital. He has been an Executive Business... Read More →
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Tom Sweet

Chief Information Officer, Industrial Refrigeration Pros
Tom Sweet is passionate about digital transformation, DevOps, Cloud, leadership and attacking the talent shortage head-on by reskilling and investing in his teams.Tom is responsible several teams at GM Financial, where he leads approximately 120 software developers and QA analysts supporting loan servicing and originations systems, ERP, and internal applications. Prior to GM Financial, Tom worked at Travelport and Maptek, leading global teams at both companies. He has also worked at Microsoft in the... Read More →
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Greg Ericson

CIO, EssilorLuxottica

Wednesday April 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Room 1, Third Floor

3:30pm CDT

Cloud Transformations: “If I Were To Do it Over Again” - Tips to Avoiding Missteps
Whether you’re running an aggressive, cloud-first strategy or floating along in a multi-tiered infrastructure, each CIO’s cloud journey is a relevant roadmap for everyone in pursuit of the perfect or future proof network (if that is possible). This panel draws on the wisdom and mistakes of technology leaders at various stages of cloud migration.
This panel will exchange views about:
  • How to prioritize security and user performance to align with today’s way of working
  • What are the business risks introduced by cloud transformation
  • How to embrace the full value of public and private cloud
  • Best practices for decreasing the complexity of multi-cloud environments

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Matt Anders

Head of Integrated Workspace Technology, eBay
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Tony Caesar

Head of IT MANA, Ericsson
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A. Ravi Malick

SVP & CIO, Vistra Energy
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Blake Holman

Chief Information Officer, BBG, Inc.
Blake Holman is currently Chief Information Officer at BBG, Inc.  Previously Chief Information Officer at St. David’s Foundation in Austin, Texas.Blake has over 30 years of experience leading Information Technology Strategy, Development and Operations for several public and private... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
Room 1, Third Floor
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