The event launches at 12:30 ET, October 6, 2020.
The agenda is growing! Session updates posted daily.

1:00 - 1:05 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

John Gallant, Enterprise Consulting Director, IDG Communications, Inc.

1:05 - 1:30 PM

The Critical Role of Technology Leadership in Uncertain Times

Eash Sundaram, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, JetBlue Airways

Ranked 398 on the Fortune 500, technology at JetBlue Airways is led by Chief Digital and Technology Officer Eash Sundaram. An esteemed alumnus of CIO’s Hall of Fame awards program, he’s steered the airline through an innovative era — along with this period of fluctuating and uncertain demand for travel and hospitality. Join us for this session as we discuss JetBlue’s journey of technology acceleration that balances the critical strength of culture, balance sheet and employee communications.

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

1:30 - 1:50 PM

Securing Today’s Remote Working Environments

Loren Hudziak, Chrome Customer Engineer, Google

With COVID-19’s global proliferation, remote working strategies have become paramount to keep businesses running. Modern technologies and SaaS applications have helped make these strategies a reality, providing access to critical data wherever employees work. But this approach has also created new security challenges for IT departments that aren’t necessarily equipped to address them. Join us for this session as we discuss solutions to ensure your business can remain secure with remote work.

1:50 - 2:00 PM

Networking Break

2:00 - 2:20 PM

Using AI to Propel Digital Transformation Through the Pandemic

Cynthia Stoddard, CIO, Adobe

Organizations like Adobe are empowering remote employees and better serving customers with digital workflows – and, as a result, have unique perspectives on how the digital workplace might evolve when the pandemic begins to ease.  Join this fireside chat with Cynthia Stoddard, CIO of Adobe, to learn how Adobe uses AI to help Cynthia’s team drive a people-centered approach to digital transformation through the global pandemic.

2:20 - 2:50 PM

Why Remote Working is Critical for Building a High Performing Tech Organization

Paul Farnsworth, CTO, DHI Group, Inc.
Art Zeile, President & CEO, DHI Group, Inc.

What are technologists’ sentiments about working remotely? What can companies do to ensure their workforces are set up for success in the changing workplace landscape? Join DHI Group CEO Art Zeile and CTO Paul Farnsworth to hear answers to these questions and more from DHI Group’s proprietary research and data. They’ll also share how their tools and resources are helping technologists and employers manage careers and recruitment activity during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Moderated by: John Gallant, Enterprise Consulting Director, IDG Communications, Inc.

2:55 - 3:40 PM

Making the Board Your Ally in Challenging Times

Suzanne Bates, CEO, Bates Communications and Author, Speak Like a CEO

CIOs’ evolving roles, and the demands of these challenging times, mean interacting differently with the Board of Directors. This requires a shift from delivering technical report-outs to educating, informing, and partnering to making strategic decisions. Join us for this live, interactive session as Suzanne Bates shares actionable tools and insights on how to speak like a leader and get results — whether you’re making a presentation to the Board, executive leadership, or other key stakeholders.

3:45 - 4:10 PM

Getting Back on Track: Five Digital Strategies for CIOs and the Business

Meredith Whalen, Chief Research Officer, IDC

Digital initiatives in 2020 are strained as organizations stress-test their systems, cultures, and customer engagement models. While much was accomplished in the pandemic’s early weeks, shortcomings prevailed. Analytical models couldn’t keep up with rapid business change. Widespread work-from-home models exposed security gaps. And too many resources were thrown at business processes not fully digitized. Join IDC Chief Research Officer Meredith Whalen as we reveal strategies to get back on track.

4:10 - 4:30 PM

The New Constant for IT is Change

David Sohigian, Chief Technology Officer, Workday

Covid is creating drastic and lasting impacts on business operations while dramatically changing the role of technology and IT teams going forward. IT has been thrust to the forefront of helping organizations navigate these unprecedented times, and we’ve spoken to CIOs about how they’ve responded to the crisis and managed this massive level of change. Join us for this session to hear what we’ve learned and how it’s valuable your business and its future.

10:00 - 1:00 PM

Dice Career Event

12:30 - 12:50 PM

FutureEdge 50 Awards Ceremony

The 2020 FutureEdge 50 Award Ceremony will recognize 50 winning organizations pushing the edge with new technologies to advance their business for the future. The successor to the Digital Edge 50 awards, the FutureEdge 50 recognizes not only established initiatives driving business success but also early-stage projects pursued for their watershed potential.

1:00 - 1:40 PM

Breakout Sessions

How to Save Time and Money Throughout the Device Lifecycle

Loren Hudziak, Chrome Customer Engineer, Google

Modern technologies can improve the quality of life for IT departments of all sizes throughout the entire lifecycle of a device fleet — from the initial set up of infrastructure, to device provisioning, support and more. Join us for this session to learn more about the ways Chrome Enterprise can streamline the device lifecycle for your business.

How Travelers Uses AI to Accelerate Wildfire Damage Assessment and Claims

Mojgan Lefebvre,  EVP, Chief Technology & Operations Officer, Travelers

A Dow 30 company, Travelers is a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for auto, home and business, and a CIO 100 award-winning organization for 2020. Combining high-resolution aerial imagery with AI convolutional neural networks, they developed an image recognition system that accelerates the process to assess property damage and advance claims for wildfire-affected customers. Join us for this session to learn how it assesses damage to homes and buildings with 95 percent accuracy.

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

Breakout Room 1

Adapting the Business with Data: How to Balance Curiosity with Governance

Ben Schein, VP of Data Curiosity, Domo

Agility and openness are often at odds with data governance, and this can stifle an organization’s ability to adapt. Because of this, users need both curiosity in their organization’s data — and confidence in their decisions they make with that data — for it all to flourish. Join Domo VP of Data Curiosity Ben Schein to understand how governance strategies, and balancing curiosity and governance, allow users to not only make the right decisions, but make them in the right way.

Bridging the Digital and Physical Workspaces with Analytics and AI

Sandeep Davé, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, CBRE

Ranked 128 on the Fortune 500, CBRE Group is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. To improve the digital workplace environment, CBRE created an enterprise-grade, plug-and-play platform with a collection of workplace services becoming a single access point for workplace occupants. Join CBRE Chief Digital and Technology Officer Sandeep Davé to learn how this Future Edge award-winning tool connects the physical and digital worlds with analytics and AI.

Interviewed by: Derek Hulitzky, VP, Content Development & Strategy, IDG Communications, Inc. 

Breakout Room 2

Value-Driven Innovation in the Cyber-Physical Age

Chandrakant Patel, Chief Engineer and Senior Fellow, HP

Value-driven innovation has never been more critical as individuals, companies and nations wrestle with changing weather patterns, COVID-29, and world-shaping social, economic, and ecological mega-trends. Join us for this session as HP Chief Engineer and Senior Fellow Chandrakant Patel explores these trends and the technology shifts they’re spawning. He’ll outline how organizations can prosper with ingenuity and new products and services that empower creativity, collaboration, and innovation.

Interviewed by: John Gallant, Enterprise Consulting Director, IDG Communications, Inc.

Leveraging AI and Data to Improve Value for Stakeholders

Ajit Naidu, EVP, Head of Asset Management Operations and Technology & Global Corporate Solutions Technology, Nuveen

Ranked 79 on the Fortune 500, TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. To add value, its Nuveen business unit created a responsible investment platform enabling users to include environmental, social and governance factors in their investment decisions. Join TIAA Head of Global Enterprise Technology Services and Nuveen Head of Technology and Operations Ajit Naidu to learn about this Future Edge award winning project.

Interviewed by: Derek Hulitzky, VP, Content Development & Strategy, IDG Communications, Inc. 

Breakout Room 3

1:45 - 1:50 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

John Gallant, Enterprise Consulting Director, IDG Communications, Inc.

1:50 - 2:15 PM

Why Inclusion and Mentoring Are Critical to IT and Business Success

Madhuri Andrews, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Jacobs

Madhuri Andrews is a CIO Hall of Fame inductee for 2020 and the Chief Digital and Information Officer at Jacobs, a Fortune 235 professional services provider of consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector. In a career including experience as an aerospace engineer, she’s developed a passion for mentoring and an inclusive culture. Join us to learn how IT needs to be a co-pilot for the organization, and why listening is a core IT skill set.

Interviewed by: Derek Hulitzky, VP, Content Development & Strategy, IDG Communications, Inc. 

2:15 - 2:35 PM

Industry Partner Keynote with DOMO

Donald Farmer, Principal, TreeHive Strategy
Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation
John Mellor, Chief Strategy Officer, Domo

2:35 - 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 - 3:10pm

How Decision Science Is Driving Innovation in Agriculture

Jennifer Becker, Global Optimization Lead, Bayer Crop Science
Shrikant Jarugumilli, Head of Decision Science, Connected Virtual Systems, Bayer Crop Science
Naveen Singla, VP, Data Science, Bayer Crop Science

For the past several years, Bayer Crop Science has been working to embed analytics and decision science into every aspect of its business, from full-scale logistics and routing, to demand forecasting and planning, to genetic engineering. Bayer Crop Science’s Naveen Singla, Shrikant Jarugumilli, and Jennifer Becker discuss with senior writer Thor Olavsrud how decision science is altering business processes at Bayer.

Interviewed by: Thor Olavsrud, Senior writer,, IDG Communications, Inc.

3:10 - 3:32 PM

Industry Partner Demo Sessions

Join us for rapid-fire product demonstrations that might be the perfect fit for your enterprise.

A Digital Sign of the Times
Chris Devlin, President, Omnivex

Communication silos can exist in organizations of all types and sizes — and digital signage software can be used to break down the communications barriers these solos create.  Join Omnivex president Chris Devlin to understand how to create a scalable communications infrastructure that will improve access to information that enhances culture, compliance, and innovation.

Demo with ALTR

Demo with Apptio

3:45 - 4:10 PM

Moving IT from a Shared Services Function to a Strategic Business Capability

Richard Wiedenbeck, CIO, Ameritas

Richard Wiedenbeck is a CIO Hall of Fame inductee for 2020 and the Chief Information Officer at Ameritas Mutual Holding Company that offers a range of insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families and businesses. As the future of customers, data intelligence, streamlined operations, and work continues to evolve, Richard’s proactive about how IT needs to evolve with them. Join us as we take a hard look at what successful IT needs to look like — and how to get it there.

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

4:10 - 4:30 PM

Wanted: Innovation. Needed: Funding. How Your Peers are Achieving Both

Sebastian Grady, President, Rimini Street

Drive innovation while cutting costs? That’s the dueling reality for many companies globally feeling the fallout of delayed and de-prioritized innovation initiatives. While innovation is now required for the survival of many businesses, IT organizations are struggling with competing business wants and budget realities. Hear how IT leaders are using a simple set of questions to reevaluate IT priorities and the actionable strategies they are implementing to reallocate capital and resources to stabilize operations and fuel innovation and growth.

12:30 - 1:00 PM

CIO 100 Awards Ceremony

The 2020 CIO 100 Awards Ceremony will honor the winning 100 organizations that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers. It is an acknowledged mark of enterprise excellence.

1:00 - 1:05 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

John Gallant, Enterprise Consulting Director, IDG Communications, Inc.

1:05 - 1:30 PM

Technology Innovation at Great-West Lifeco

Philip Armstrong, EVP & CIO, Great-West Lifeco

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

1:30 - 1:50 PM

Beyond “Workplace”: Thriving in a Boundless World with a Distributed Workforce

Robert DeVito, Global Director, Customer & Partner Sales Engineering, Google

The future of work came early. The rapid evolution of the workstation from cubicle to open floor plan — and now to remote work — has changed everything about how workforces communicate, collaborate, and stay productive. Join us for this session where you’ll learn how to cultivate a distributed workforce by introducing productive and secure work environments, access to tools that inspire connection and collaboration, and the ability for IT to centrally and remotely manage devices.

1:50 - 2:00 PM

Networking Break

2:00 - 2:25 PM

Technology Innovation at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Curt Garner, CTO, Chipotle Mexican Grill

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

2:25 - 2:45 PM

Industry Partner Session

2:50 - 3:35 PM

Building an Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Culture: A Workshop for IT Leaders

Kathryn Marston, Group VP, Client Experience & Operations, CIO Executive Council

Equity and inclusion have taken on new workplace urgency in 2020. Disparities in compensation, opportunities, hiring, retention and diversity on a team remain pain points even as organizations make concerted efforts to establish welcoming and equitable environments. This live workshop aims to change that — one IT leader at a time. You’ll work with a small team to surface effective techniques, examine where they fall short, and discuss what you can do today to positively impact your workplace.

3:40 - 4:05 PM

Technology Innovation at LOLC Finance PLC

Conrad Dias, CEO, LOLC Finance PLC

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

4:05 - 4:25 PM

Industry Partner Q&A with DOMO

4:25 - 4:45 PM

Industry Partner Session with Zoom

Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO, Zoom Video Communications

12:30 - 1:00 PM

Ones to Watch Awards Ceremony

The 2020 Ones to Watch Awards Ceremony will honor 50 rising technology leaders who have what it takes to become the strategic, C-level business technology executives of tomorrow. An joint initiative by CIO and the CIO Executive Council, the award recognizes professionals who  have not yet reached the C-level, yet have a track record of success, a keen understanding of business goals and routinely go above and beyond in delivering value to their organization

1:00 - 1:05 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

John Gallant, Enterprise Consulting Director, IDG Communications, Inc.

1:05 - 1:30 PM

Technology Innovation at Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Goutam Kundu, CIO, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Interviewed by: Derek Hulitzky, VP, Content Development & Strategy, IDG Communications, Inc. 

1:30 - 1:45 PM

Data Center Innovation for the Next Decade

Chris Molloy, Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, IBM; Member, IBM Academy of Technology

Ever wish you had a crystal ball to see the future of your data center and the technologies that will power it? How should you evolve your IT strategy to incorporate emerging technologies – like hybrid cloud, automation, AI, and machine learning – to be resilient and cost-effective for new work environments? Join IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor Chris Molloy as he discusses how today’s innovative technologies will empower tomorrow’s sustainable data centers.

1:45 - 2:10 PM

Technology Innovation at Western Digital

Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corp.

Interviewed by: Derek Hulitzky, VP, Content Development & Strategy, IDG Communications, Inc. 

2:10 - 2:25 PM

Industry Partner Session with Aerospike

Ray Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman, Constellation Research

2:25 - 2:50 PM

CIO Leadership Keynote

2:50 - 3:05 PM

Industry Partner Session

3:05 - 3:30 PM

CIO Leadership Keynote

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Industry Partner Q&A with Zoom

Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO, Zoom Video Communications

3:45 - 4:00 PM

CIO Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

The 2020 CIO Hall of Fame Award Ceremony will honor the 11 new inductees for their personal leadership and celebrate their outstanding achievement in information technology management. The CIO Hall of Fame honors the men and women whose work has advanced the CIO role and demonstrated sustained business success. Along with their significant career accomplishments in the field of IT, Hall of Fame members have all demonstrated substantial business impact and technology vision within one or more organizations.