Argyle Digital: CIO Leadership Forum 2020
July 07, 2020


The Argyle Group presents the Argyle Digital CIO Leadership Forum, an online gathering for senior-level IT executives and CIOs in search of real-life examinations of the latest techniques and technologies.  During this invitation-only event, you will hear from industry leaders on what’s working, where tech trends are headed in 2020 and how to master the most pressing IT issues within your organization.

By attending this exclusive event, you will better understand:

  • Digital transformation – the initiatives, processes and investments that matter most
  • Going mobile – how smart CIOs are mastering mobile aspects of the digital journey
  • Dark data – it’s out there, but what can you really do about it?
  • Security tools and challenges in our new ‘work-from-home’ world
  • Budget busters – how to get the most bang for your tech buck in 2020
  • IT alignment tactics for broader business strategies
  • Tech trends – how to implement & integrate the latest and greatest with existing IT infrastructures

This invite-only, one-day virtual event includes sessions on digital transformation, disaster proofing the enterprise, applying new technologies, addressing the fluctuating labor market, recruitment strategies, and preparing your organization for cyclical changes in our unpredictable business climate.  Join us for this day of deep dive discussions regarding the above, and more. You’re also invited to join us for our Argyle Digital Cybersecurity Leadership Forum taking place on July 23, 2020.  Attend one or both events and walk away with specific strategies and actionable steps to take your organization to the next level of digital transformation and data security.



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Who Should Attend

Executives, aspiring executives, and other driven professionals working in:
  • Information Technology
  • Information Security
  • Service Desk Management
  • Systems Administration
  • IT service and support

  • CEOs
  • CIOs
  • CTOs
  • CISOs
  • IT managers
  • Service desk managers
  • IT directors
  • Sysadmins
  • IT Auditors
  • Senior IT leaders











11 AM - 11:05 AM ET

Argyle Opening Remarks

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM ET

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: When the World Went Mobile: Lessons on Choosing the Right Mobile Approach for Your Digital Journey

As the COVID-19 global pandemic settled on the world, mobile became the stage on which nearly all businesses relied.  Mobile provides the presentation layer and actionable data that can help drive (and sustain) a digital business, so having the right mobility strategy is key to enabling digital transformation.  In this session we’ll help you understand best practices for embracing mobility and provide real-life business examples and actionable takeaways that will help you identify the right approach for your organization.

In this session, topics of discussion will include, yet will not be limited to:

  • Lessons learned during the great shutdown on the importance of mobile strategy and resilience
  • Real life examples of how companies are mastering mobile strategies
  • Steps to assure your mobile strategy enhances digital transformation objectives

Sean GinevanHead of Global Strategy & Digital Partnerships, Android EnterpriseGoogle

11:40 AM - 12:05 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Leveraging IT Legacy Transformation for Improved Agility and Competitive Edge – featuring Micro Focus/DXC

Organizations for many years have explored and implemented cost saving measures to move legacy applications and systems to alternative platforms and incorporate the latest technology solutions. This has proven the stability of mainframe platforms and opened more possibilities, like how much more can be leveraged across open systems and cloud environments.  Mainframes, long thought to be the standard barrier for large scale enterprise solutions, are now being realized as complimentary to alternative platforms.

During this session, you will learn:

  • How implementing hybrid offerings that bridge old and new technologies creates more agile processes, enables faster time-to-market, and allows for more complete environments
  • How smart companies are using legacy transformation to achieve strategic objectives and greater competitiveness

Hosted by: Micro Focus

Richard (Rick) TruesdaleIT Modernization AdvisoryDXC Technology

12:10 PM - 12:55 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: AI Opportunities, Connectivity & Landscape

Augmented intelligence is continuously impacting human innovation and is certainly a trend all IT professionals must be on top of, most especially CIOs and senior-level IT executives.  Furthermore, as more organizations are being tasked to implement AI initiatives, gaining a better understanding of AI, the IoT, and augmented intelligence is essential.

In this session, topics of discussion will include, yet will not be limited to:

  • Understanding the evolution of artificial intelligence in relation to augmented intelligence and IoT
  • Risks, implications, and benefits associated with AI, the IoT, and augmented intelligence implementation


Dr. Sasi PillayVice President and Chief Information Officer Washington State University System


Mark BurnetteVice President, Digital InsightsHitachi Vantara

Abhishek RajpurohitGlobal BI & Analytics LeadPayPal

1 PM - 1:25 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: The Rise of Unknown Data – featuring Boomi

From big data, to fast data, and now highly decentralized data, organizations are critically challenged with how best to derive insights, drive intelligence initiatives, and take action. These challenges are highlighting a key concern; the rise of dark data.

Takeaways include:

  • Learn more about the challenges faced when managing big, fast, decentralized data
  • Learn more about dark data and its impact
  • Gain insights into approaches used to solve the problem

Hosted by: Boomi

Thameem Khan General Manager, Data Catalog & PreparationBoomi

1:25 PM - 2:10 PM ET

Lunch Break

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM ET

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Avoid Becoming the Next Headline Hack - Strategic and Tactical Approaches to Security

The security industry has many opinions telling you where to focus, what solutions you should buy, what threats you should focus on, and what risks you should mitigate.  As experts in technology, you are tasked with identifying where security teams should place their efforts and resources, and what the latest tools are to keep your organization safe.

In this session, you will learn a common-sense approach to cyber and information security including:

  • Evaluating your organization’s security team to ensure the focus remains on crucial areas and that you are managing resources effectively
  • How to be sure the numbers drive your program and tool architecture
  • The risk of breaches, especially by phishing emails, and how to mitigate risk
  • How CISOs can gain buy-in from the board and prove the investment in infosec is “paying off”

Tolgay KizilelmaChief Information Security OfficerUniversity of California Merced, Office of Information Technology

2:45 PM - 3:10 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP - Digital Business Ecosystems: Driving Innovation and Efficiency in the New Era - featuring Google Cloud

Worldwide, businesses are adapting to the new market conditions by transforming their traditional operating models to meet the new consumer demands and improve productivity, all  while still focusing on achieving growth. In this new era, taking an outside-in approach to digital business ecosystems can help organizations harness their existing resources and relationships to drive new innovation and efficiency.

Digital business ecosystems encompass a network of partners, developers and customers facilitated by modern, cloud-first technologies. They can be made up entirely of internal parties (such as developers within an organization) or can expand to include external individuals and organizations, such as suppliers, third-party providers, customers, developers, regulators, or even competitors.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The key pillars of a digital business ecosystems strategy
  • How leaders in this space are driving business results
  • The technology imperatives to build successful digital ecosystems

Pranav ParekhHead of Customer SuccessApigee

3:15 PM - 4 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Weaving Cybersecurity into Company DNA to Avoid a Digital Disaster

During the COVID-19 global crisis, the importance of cybersecurity has multiplied as remote workers conduct daily tasks on personal devices and outside networks.  But this is just one piece of the cybersecurity puzzle.  As companies digitize and automate operations, cyber risks flourish and even the most innovative, and aggressive IT department can’t protect an organization from a digital disaster.  The true measure of a company’s cybersecurity success is how effectively security programs are tailored, taught and actively pursued in each region, department, and role throughout an organization.

CIOs and senior-level executives must learn how to build a security-driven culture to avoid the escalating threat of a cyber catastrophe.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Learn the defining features of a security-driven corporate DNA (and red flags that point to serious security culture issues)
  • Gain real-life advice on how to improve and measure company-wide security values, attitudes and initiatives
  • Understand practical steps to take when you find security values lacking

Obtain insight into the positive and negative effects of one-size-fits-all security initiatives, and learn how to create security advocates within the organization


Tolgay KizilelmaChief Information Security OfficerUniversity of California Merced, Office of Information Technology


Melissa BendanaIT Compliance and Third Party Risk ManagementBlue Shield of California

Roderick KalehoDirector Security & Risk - IAM, AutomationCargill

M. Scott KollerPartner BakerHostetler | Legal Solutions

Ian MitroffSenior Research Affiliate, Center for Catastrophic Risk ManagementUC Berkeley

4:05 PM - 4:35 PM ET

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Legislative Update - Consumer Data Privacy Laws

We are a nation are under siege.  Concerns about privacy heighten with every breach and cyberattack.  As a result, new data privacy regulations seem to be popping up every month and the laws that govern data are growing more complex.

By attending this session, you will learn more about the latest federal and trending state legislation in the data privacy space, as well as:

  • Legislative predictions for the coming year
  • Critical state and federal legislative changes every CIO and CTO need to know
  • Current data privacy lawsuits and what they could mean for your organization

Jose EstevesPartner, Intellectual Property and TechnologySkadden | Legal Solutions

4:40 PM - 5:05 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP - We Got Disrupted! BOTTEN & KLUMM’s Thoughts on Digital Strategy – featuring Axway

Brian Otten (BOTTEN) and Kay Lummitsch (KLUMM), members of Axway’s global Digital Catalyst Team and trusted advisors, have been helping large organizations all around the world with their digital endeavors. The last six months shook up the world and we’ve all had to change our social habits, business practices and the like. But as with any living system— such as individuals, families, organizations (yes, organizations too), there often needs to be a disturbance or disruption to trigger change.

During this session, you will learn how your organization can use this as momentum and re-think your strategies on how to adapt to digital. THE BOTTEN & KLUMM SHOW LIVE has been broadcasting every Monday and Thursday from Omaha, Nebraska and Zurich, Switzerland to discuss digital topics with guests and tech experts.

This special closing session will discuss the tools you need to inspire the right digital strategy for your organization. Because it’s not a Digital Journey anymore, it’s a Digital Race!

Kay LummitschDigital Catalyst and CoachAxway

Brian OttenDigital Transformation Catalyst Axway

5:05 PM - 5:10 PM ET

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Bob Pick is the SVP & Chief Information Officer for Tokio Marine North America Services, an organization providing shared professional services to North American businesses of the $40B Tokio Marine Group of insurance and financial services companies.  In this capacity, his responsibilities cover the full spectrum of technology solution design, service delivery, operations, and support for multiple TM Group carriers, including Philadelphia Insurance Companies and Tokio Marine America.  Prior to Tokio Marine, he was the Senior Executive Director for Technology at Condé Nast, also a shared services entity, supporting 30 additional media, cable and newspaper businesses owned by Condé’s parent, Advance Publications. Mr. Pick came to Condé Nast from PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he was a Principal Consultant in their Enterprise Technology Integration practice following-on several years in PW’s risk management and audit/advisory practices.

Mr. Pick serves on the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, the Advisory Board of Johns Hopkins University Press, the Strategic Advisory Boards for Guidewire, Insurity and Sapiens, and the CIO Advisory Board for Blumberg Capital.  He holds a BA, summa cum laude, from McDaniel College, an MA from Cornell University, and has been CISM and ITIL certified.