CIO Leadership Forum December Live - Argyle Executive Forum Events

Welcome to the CIO Leadership Forum, powered by Argyle Digital.

We have a full day of sessions for you. But don’t worry if you have to miss a few— they’ll be available on-demand for your viewing convenience. 

Below the agenda on this page, you’ll find our virtual “exhibit hall,” where you can engage our sponsor, and view or download insightful take-aways they have on offer.

Live sessions will open up 15 minutes prior to start time, and on-demand playback is available 30 minutes after the session has finished. 

Lastly, here’s an easy time zone converter to assist those located in a time zone other than US Eastern.

To join any Agenda session below, click the arrow to expand the Agenda section, then click the session name to launch that session.










11 AM - 11:30 AM ET

KEYNOTE: Modern CIO Leadership

Join our opening keynote session as we reflect on CIO leadership through the coronavirus crisis, including lessons learned and how to apply them in 2021. Topics of discussion will include:

  • The critical role of technology leadership in uncertain times
  • Reprioritizing digital projects to meet new needs
  • Strategies to communicate value to the board
  • Driving a people-centered approach to digital transformation
  • The traits CIOs look for when building a modern technology team

Sean MackChief Information Officer and Chief Information Security OfficerWiley

12:10 PM - 12:55 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Shifting IT Strategy to Shape the Customer Experience

Covid-19 has accelerated the need to build out engaging digital experiences that meet customers where they live. Join this interactive panel where we discuss how CIOs are finding new and innovative ways to connect with digital-first customers.

Now, more than ever, the world is relying on convenient digital experiences. During the discussion we will explore the technology powering these experiences. We will also discuss:

  • The CIO’s role in delivering great customer experiences
  • How to put the customer at the center of the business
  • Why real-time information is critical to today’s digital experiences
  • The tangible benefits of adopting an API-driven strategy


Rob HornbuckleChief Information Security OfficerAllegiant


John ArsneaultChief Information OfficerGoulston & Storrs

Bogdan OpreaSenior Vice President and CIOAgency Insurance Company

Irvinder SinghVP, CTO-Software Architecture, Card ServicesFiserv

1:25 PM - 1:55 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Changes, Challenges, and Critical Conversations for IT Leaders to Modernize Application Development

The security and stability of business-critical applications built on Java and other popular languages, impacts the entire business, including how organizations are able respond to shifts in customer demands or market dynamics. With all of the changes your business has likely experienced this past year, it is important to ensure you are asking the right questions to understand if your IT organization is optimizing opportunities or if you are opening yourself up to risk.

In this session, Georges Saab, Vice President Of Development, Java Platform, Oracle will cover:

  • Critical questions you should be asking to assess potential risk or optimization opportunities within Java application development and management
  • Common pitfalls for organizations that are not running modern application development processes, regardless of what language your applications are built on, and how to avoid them
  • Research and real world customer stories to provide insight for success
  • Tips and takeaways that you can use now to address and improve areas of vulnerability in your organization

Georges SaabVP of Development, Java Oracle

2 PM - 2:45 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovation through Collaboration: A Look at the CIO-CFO Partnership

IT and finance leaders are increasingly working together to innovate and operate agilely to find new ways to finance technology initiatives effectively.

Through an interactive panel discussion, we will explore the trends behind the emerging importance of CIO-CFO collaboration and the different flexible approaches IT and finance leaders are developing to promote innovation in funding technology initiatives.

Join this session as we discuss:

  • The impact of IT operating model changes on technology funding and budgeting
  • How leading companies are creating long-term value by unifying their business and technology strategies
  • Best practices for CIOs and CFOs to prepare for the digital future


Joe FleischerEditorial Director, Finance ChannelArgyle Group


Vlad BrodskyChief Information Security Officer, SVP of IT Operations and InfrastructureOTC Markets Group Inc.

Abhishek RajpurohitGlobal BI & Analytics LeadPayPal

Vishal VenkatramChief Information Officer, Global Delivery and TransformationGE Power

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: Why Developing a Data Strategy is Key to Success

Harnessing data as an asset is more critical than ever; every business leader is thinking about leveraging data to discover new business models and commercial opportunities, making back-office business processes more intelligent and efficient, and embedding analytics into how we learn about and serve our customers in real time. This requires a data strategy.

Join this fireside chat to learn how to:

  • Align critical business drivers to a strategy for identifying, acquiring, and managing your data
  • Make your strategy actionable through pilot projects and a phased roadmap
  • Keep your strategy current-techniques for ongoing alignment of your data strategy to a constantly shifting business landscape

Melissa BendanaIT Compliance and Third Party Risk ManagementBlue Shield of California


Jess BozzoContent ManagerArgyle Group


Be sure to explore our virtual “exhibit hall” below during breaks and downtime. Each row represents a sponsor’s “booth.” Click on the tiles to learn more about our sponsor and gain valuable insights.