CIO Leadership Forum: Digital Disruption and the CIO Business Partner - Argyle Executive Forum Events


Innovation is key factor to the modern CIO’s success. Digital disruption forced executives to rethink even their most foundational strategies to survive in the fourth industrial revolution.

In 2021, the value of the IT executive is only appreciating, as businesses rely more on technological advancements and data-driven insights to make strategic business decisions. IT now has a presence in almost every revenue-driving line of business.

How can today’s CIO continuously evolve to keep up with the ever-changing technology landscape?

Join us at the CIO Leadership Forum on June 17, 2021 to learn:

  • The value of the CIO as a business partner and decision maker
  • Troubleshooting for deployment of AI/ML and emerging technology
  • Understanding the IT’s involvement in the evolution of the next chapter of the American workforce
  • Strategizing to mitigate security risk in a high-risk environment










11 AM - 11:30 AM ET

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Accelerated Digital Transformation and the Evolving CIO

The golden age of the CIO is upon us. As business leaders adopt a data-driven and technology enhanced strategies to achieve business goals, it is up to visionary CIOs to lead the way.

Join us in this discussion to learn how IT leaders can embrace change and navigate through the unchartered territory of digital disruption.

Attend this session to learn:

  • How the role of the CIO is changing in 2021 – how can you succeed?
  • The ways to prepare IT teams with the endurance required to keep up with constantly advancing technology
  • How to leverage AI and machine learning technology to improve the efficiency of teams across multiple lines of business

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM ET


12:10 PM - 12:55 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of The American Workplace – IT’s Role in the Next Normal

IT’s role in the rapid-fire shift to remote work proved to be a challenge in the early days of the pandemic. Teams that learned to roll with the punches and evolve with shifting organizational and structural changes arrived in the winner’s circle at the end of 2020.

Now, we need to re-imagine how IT will be the MVP of the next new normal. How can leaders in innovation prepare their teams to adapt to the next chapter of the American workplace?

Attend this session to learn:

  • How to shift towards an agile mindset to adapt to rapidly evolving scenarios
  • Leaning forward to set up your workforce for success in a hybrid, or flexible remote workplace
  • Enabling a continuous learning structure for IT teams to adopt and upskill as technology advances

1 PM - 1:30 PM ET


1:30 PM - 2 PM ET

Afternoon Break

2 PM - 2:30 PM ET


2:35 PM - 3:05 PM ET

Keynote Address: The CIO Business Partner – Securing Your Seat at the Table

Pull up a chair and take a seat at the executive table. As decision makers rely more on IT products and data-driven insights for profit, CIOs are uniquely positioned to have a role in achieving organizational success and boosting ROI.

How can CIOs earn their position as a valued decision maker? Once that position is achieved, how can CIOs use their voice to make change?

Attend this session to learn:

  • Why the CIO needs to be an integral part of strategic planning and budget forecasting
  • Best practices to collaborate and strategize with decision makers on IT focused products and analytics
  • Tactics to manage the increased responsibility of IT leaders in today’s economy

3:10 PM - 3:55 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Living on the Edge – Addressing Emerging Technologies and High-Risk Implementation

IoT, AI, AR, edge computing… what’s next? While new technology and ways to interpret data are initially intriguing to business decision makers, it is up to the IT team to vet and prepare their organization for the deployment of new technology.

How can IT leaders partner with business decision makers to mitigate the risk of disruptive technology?

Attend this session to learn:

  • The ethical considerations and best practices to consider when deploying new intelligence
  • How to craft a governance structure that prepares organizations to assess and manage risk appropriately and effectively
  • Ways to bridge silos to create a more cohesive communication paradox for implementing new technology

4 PM - 4:45 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: Threat Level Midnight – Strengthening the Lines of Defense Against Heightened Security Risk

Security breach headlines are flooding news publications everywhere. Hackers are evolving, getting smarter, and constantly finding new ways to infiltrate company networks. It only takes one click to permanently damage an organization’s reputation.

How can CIOs prepare their teams to prevent a breach before it happens?

Attend this session to learn:

  • How to evolve your strategic approach to managing risk with rapidly advancing technology
  • Why you should embed security concerns into business strategy initiatives
  • How to educate your employees, who are the last line of defense. Is a zero trust model the most impactful solution?


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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.