CIO Leadership Forum 2021 January - Argyle Executive Forum Events


A strategic CIO is always looking ahead, but how can CIOs effectively plan for the future in a time defined by constant uncertainty? Now that the dust has settled on 2020 and the new normal is here, organizations understand that their ability to succeed depends on being able to adapt remain agile.

So how are leading CIOs doing this?

Join us at the first Argyle Digital CIO Leadership Forum of 2021 on January 19th as we address how to:

  • Implement Agile software development, DevOps, or similar flexible IT delivery models to increase responsiveness and spur innovation
  • Accelerate secure digital transformation- the initiatives, processes and investments that matter most
  • Unify business and technology strategies to create long-term value
  • Hire and retain top IT talent and the CIO’s role in building a positive and dynamic culture
  • Cultivate a culture of security awareness









11 AM - 11:30 AM ET

KEYNOTE: The CIO Agenda for Disruption

CIOs are being tasked with helping their organizations prepare and compete in the age of disruption. Forward thinking CIOs recognize that architecting for longevity and adaptability requires a deep understanding of both today’s realities and tomorrow’s possibilities.

Join our opening keynote session to learn:

  • Where leading organizations are on their digital journey and the technologies that they are adopting
  • How organizations are making data-driven decisions in real-time
  • The steps that organizations are taking to evolve their approach to architecture and remain competitive
  • The business leaders that CIOs will be collaborating with most closely moving forward

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM ET


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12:10 PM - 12:55 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Playbook for Digital Transformation

Many CIOs are driving transformation initiatives and their organizations are benefiting from their efforts. They are driving cost efficiencies, increasing business agility and improving overall corporate performance.  So what are the keys to success?  What’s in the transformational CIO’s playbook?

Join this interactive panel session to learn the best practices transformational CIOs are adopting in their organizations. Learn how they are streamlining critical IT and business processes.

The discussion will explore:

  • Key factors in successful transformation
  • The processes that CIOs are optimizing and how they are doing so
  • What technologies can be leveraged to support transformation

1 PM - 1:30 PM ET


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1:30 PM - 2 PM ET


2 PM - 2:30 PM ET


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2:35 PM - 3:20 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: 2021 and Beyond: Hiring and Retaining Top IT Talent

While the challenges presented by the current environment are vast, it is important for CIOs to stay focused on long-term organizational objectives and plans to ensure IT is prepared to keep up with the changes that lie ahead.

Join this interactive panel discussion to learn how CIOs are managing talent challenges and:

  • Acquiring, upskilling, and retaining talent
  • Implementing lessons learned from remote work
  • Building and upholding a positive and dynamic culture in their IT organizations

3:25 PM - 3:55 PM ET

KEYNOTE: Innovating at the Speed of Agile

According to recent report, 56 percent of CIOs expect to implement Agile software development, DevOps, or a similar flexible IT delivery model to increase IT responsiveness and help spur innovation. So how are leading organizations doing this?

Join our closing keynote session as we explore the different flexible approaches IT and finance leaders are developing together to promote innovation in funding technology initiatives.

This session will explore:

  • 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


We are proud to share with you the following Argyle Industry Influencers. Their contributions to Argyle help keep the programs we offer our membership current and relevant, so we can continue delivering you premiere experiences, content development, and membership engagement.

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.