CIO Executive Development : Curriculum

The May 2015 CIO Executive Development curriculum agenda is tentative. Speakers are to be announced.

Monday, May 11, 2015

  • 8:15–9 a.m. Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast  
  • 9–9:15 a.m. Welcome
  • 9:15–10 a.m. Keynote: CIO of the Future
    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. CIOA Strong Communicator
    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. CIOA Proven Manager (Cheap Information Officer)
    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. CIOValue Driver (Chief Improvement Officer)
    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)
    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
    IT Budgets: Bible or Guide. This session is not just about figures in a spreadsheet. It is about demand management. Every CIO faces the challenge that for every dollar of budget there are at least $4 to $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
    This session addresses IT from a truly global perspective by someone who travels the globe continuously to work with companies and individuals

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

  • 8:15–9 a.m. Arrivals, Networking and Continental Breakfast
  • 9–10 a.m. Venture Capital Role in Silicon Valley
    This session provides an understanding of how a venture capital firm works, and what their role is in startup companies."
  • 10–11 a.m. Career Management–Internal and External Networking
    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. Topic to be determined
  • 12:30–1:30 p.m. Luncheon
  • 1:30–2:45 p.m. Influence
    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
    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
    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