CIO Executive Development: Curriculum

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Monday, May 11, 2015

8:15–9 a.m. Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast  

9–9:15 a.m. Program Introduction

Rob Nickerson, Professor of Information Systems, San Francisco State University, and Dean Lane, CEO, Office of the CIO

9:15–10 a.m. Keynote: CIO of the Future

Davood Ghods, Chief, Office of Technology Services, California Department of Technology

Technology continues to accelerate changes that drive real business value in our interconnected digital economy. CIOs must be organized and take a pro-active role in leading the continuing "big shift”. Security, Communications and Cost Management are the basics, but CIOs must also drive value across the enterprise.

10–10:15 a.m. Coffee Break   

10:15–11:15 a.m. CIO–A Strong Communicator

Greg Higham, CIO, Marketo

This session addresses how to articulate a vision for strategic business value from IT and work across the organization to build partnerships around this vision. Focuses communications on value and innovation, not technology. Helps all IT staff to understand the business and speak the language of business leaders.

11:15–11:30 a.m. Coffee Break   

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Cost Management by the Chief Information Officer

Tina Buop, CTO / IT Transformation Consultant

This session discusses how the CIO can clearly demonstrate value-for-money in the management of core IT services – providing the right services at the right price and the right level of quality. How to become recognized among peers as an effective leader of the IT unit.

12:30–1:30 p.m. Luncheon   

1:30–2:15 p.m. CIO–Value Driver (Chief Improvement Officer)

Tony Young, CIO, GoPro

This session explains why the CIO must understand the business and needs of the CEO, CFO, Line-of-Business heads and other senior executives. Highlights how to ensure clear focus on potential and realized value in all IT initiatives. Incorporate IT into business decision-making by participating in key strategic conversations, suggesting innovative uses of IT, and managing risk.

2:15–3 p.m. Trusted Partner (CIO-Plus)

Ari Bose, CIO, Brocade

How to exercise authority beyond IT itself. Become considered a trusted member of the senior executive team, not just a technology leader. Suggest innovative uses of IT to transform the business—and successfully execute the changes. May receive additional non-IT responsibilities such as chief operating officer or VP of strategy, or strategic temporary roles such as head of M&A integration.

3–3:15 p.m. Coffee Break

3:15–4 p.m. IT Budgeting

Shawn Wilde, former CIO, Trimble Navigation; currently with The Office of the CIO

IT Budgets: Bible or guide. This session is not just about figures in a spreadsheet. It is more about demand management. Every CIO faces the challenge that for every dollar of budget there are at least $4–$5 of requests. How does one prioritize and ensure that priorities are fresh. 

4–4:15 p.m. Coffee Break

4:15–5 p.m. Global Perspective on IT

Chris Gates, CIO, UnderArmour

This session addresses IT from a global perspective by someone who in his current and past positions must think globally both from a company and individual standpoint.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

8:15–9 a.m. Arrivals, Networking and Continental Breakfast

9–10 a.m. Venture Capital Role in Silicon Valley

Skip Glass, Operating Partner, Foundation Capital

This session provides an understanding of how a venture capital firm works, and what their role is in start-up companies.

10–11 a.m. Career Management–Internal and External Networking

Dean Lane, CEO, Office of the CIO

So, you'd like to find a new position—perhaps at your current or a new company. So, you'd like a seat at the table. So, you've been heads down, working your )*#! off. So what! Learn what else you must do.

11–11:15 a.m. Coffee Break

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ERP in the Cloud

Mark Anderson, CEO, OAC Services, Inc.

This session focuses on the latest trend of putting your ERP totally in the Cloud. A look at applications on the Salesforce platform that deliver the ERP capability, and the fast pace of delivering new functionality.

12:30–1:30 p.m. Luncheon

1:30–2:45 p.m. Influence

Pete DeLisi, Academic Dean, IT Leadership Program, Santa Clara University

This session is about influence. What is it? How can I influence another person, a department, a company? Once I learn how to do this, will I execute and do it?

2:45–3 p.m. Coffee Break

3–3:45 p.m. Information Security

John Millican, Office of the CIO, former CISO and Ops for Expedia and Hotwire

This session addresses the key elements of the SANS Institute's "20 Critical Controls" for Security.

3:45–4 p.m. Coffee Break

4–5 p.m. Next Step Panel

  • Tom Bakewell, CIO, Infoblox

  • Mark Grimse, CIO, Rambus

  • Melorie Acevedo, CIO, San Francisco Chronicle

  • Silvie Mwila Jonath, CIO, Torani

This session discusses what a CIO does once s/he is in the chair. Are you looking for more, or just want to be the CIO.

5:30–7 p.m. Networking Reception