InformationWeek CIO Summit @ Interop New York

The Innovation Imperative

Wednesday, Oct 2

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Almost every company claims to focus on innovation, but few actually succeed in driving profitable growth through truly innovative products, processes and business models. 

Economic factors, regulations and "keep the lights on" responsibilities make it hard for companies and IT organizations to move out of their comfort zones into the realm of breakthrough ideas and approaches. Successful ones, however, find a way to innovate despite all the overhead. But how? Is innovation best driven from the top down, bottom up or a combination of both?

At the InformationWeek CIO Summit--New York, leading CIOs and other business technology leaders will gather to discuss innovation best practices and the business technology leader's critical role in cultivating and executing true breakthroughs. 



Wednesday, October 2
11:00 - 11:15 AM Opening Remarks
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

The Key To Innovation: Determining Your Real IT Costs
Most companies want to innovate, but can't devote the resources to pursue an innovative agenda. Why? Most organizations spend most of their IT development dollars on maintaining older systems and legacy architecture. Technology Economics, the study of IT's costs, impact and results in a real-world organization, can help firms determine a path away from crippling IT maintenance spending.
Dr. Howard Rubin, Founder, Rubin Worldwide
Chris Drumgoole, Senior VP, Global Operations, Verizon Terremark
Moderator: Greg MacSweeney, Editorial Director, InformationWeek Financial Services

12:00 - 12:45 PM

Busting Innovation Barriers in Regulated Businesses
Regulation is often said to stifle creativity and innovation, especially in financial services, pharmaceuticals and other highly regulated businesses. However, even some organizations with the strictest levels of regulatory oversight manage to foster innovative products and ideas. Our panel will discuss how regulated organizations can still innovate and thrive.
Aurelia Boyer, CIO, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Cordell Schachter, CTO, New York City Department of Transportation
Moderator: Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek and InformationWeek Healthcare

12:45 - 1:45 PM Lunch
1:45 - 2:30 PM Birds of a Feather Roundtables

What Is the Mobile Enterprise Doing to Your Network?
Moderator: Greg MacSweeney, Editorial Director, InformationWeek Financial Services

Hybrid Clouds – (Or How They Will Become the Standard Operating Procedure for the Future of Cloud Infrastructure)
Moderator: Andrew Conry-Murray, Editor, Network Computing, UBM Tech

Bridging the Divide – the CIO, Shadow IT, and the Evolving Relationship with Lines of Business
Moderator: Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek and InformationWeek

Satisfying Mobile Users While Securing Your Content
Moderator: Katherine Burger, Editorial Director, Bank Systems & Technology, Insurance & Technology

2:30 - 3:15 PM

Building The Next-Gen "Innovation" Organization
While it is nice to talk about innovation, a company looking to break the mold needs managers and technologists with the right skills and attitudes. Without the right mix of hard IT skills and soft business skills, nurtured in a culture that effectively balances creativity, risk-taking and business strategy, true innovation will be hard to achieve and sustain. In today's business climate, what skills and technology capabilities are needed and which ones are no longer required for an innovative IT team?
Aman Kohli, Managing Director, BNY Mellon
James Robshaw, Sr. Director, Cisco IT – US and Canada, Cisco
Frank Wander, Founder/Author, Transformation Expert, The IT Excellence Institute
Moderator: Kathy Burger, Editorial Director, Bank Systems & Technology, Insurance & Technology

3:15 - 3:30 PM Networking Break
3:30 - 4:15 PM

Big Data Innovation: Time To Focus
Big data analysis can open doors to never-before-possible opportunities, and it can provide better answers to old, familiar problems, such as reducing customer churn, analyzing risk, generating leads, optimizing marketing spend, and improving cross-selling and up-selling. Either way, it’s about innovation: taking advantage of new platforms and tools to capitalize on the growing volume and variety of information. But every big data project needs a clear focus. As one wag recently put it: "Too many big data projects are structured like boil-the-ocean experiments." In this session, learn how to prioritize business use cases first and start solving one problem at a time.
Arnab Gupta, CEO, Opera Solutions
Gary Hoberman, Senior VP/CIO of Regional Application Development, MetLife
Mark Lieberman, CEO of Tivo Research

Moderator: Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek

4:15 - 5:00 PM Why You're Paying Too Much For Data Center Technology (And What You Can Do About It)
Since the dawn of the data center, companies have had little choice but to pay through the nose for servers, switches and other infrastructure. But The Open Compute Project aims to change all that. Led by Facebook and other heavy-duty users of data center technology, Open Compute's goal is to reduce the costs of running a data center by developing specifications for open source hardware. In this session, Open Compute principals will provide an update on the project's innovations, including Open InfraShare.

Warning: If you're ensconced in the status quo and uncomfortable with disruptive innovation, this session could prove unsettling as it challenges your long-held assumptions about enterprise IT.
Matthew Liste, Managing Director, Core Infrastructure Platform, Goldman Sachs
Najam Ahmad, Director, Technical Operations, Facebook
Eric Wells, Vice President, Data Center Services, Fidelity Investments
Moderator: Greg MacSweeney, Editorial Director, InformationWeek Financial Services

Who Can Attend

The InformationWeek CIO Summit is open to C-Level and Senior IT Executives. All paid registrants will be approved and confirmed by the Interop team within in 24-48 hours of your registration. If you do not meet the qualifications for the InformationWeek CIO Summit your registration will be refunded or you will have the option to attend alternate Interop Conference sessions of an equal value. If you have any questions about the qualification process please contact Jennifer Jessup, .

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