Wednesday, July 17, 2013
7:15 am - 8:30 amRegistration and Networking Breakfast
The Esplanade
8:30 am - 8:45 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
Moderator: Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO magazine & Events

Highlights of the day's agenda.

Back Bay Grand

8:45 am - 9:30 amBeyond our Comfort Zones: IT Leadership Lessons for the Social Era
Tom Catalini, CIO, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
There is always tremendous value to be gained by moving beyond our comfort zones – and never has this been more true for CIOs and IT leaders than in today’s Social Computing Era. In this presentation, you’ll hear what one CIO learned about social media and how it stretched his boundaries and reshaped his perspective on leadership, management and his own professional development. Tom Catalini will share insights from his personal experience, observations on how these disruptive technologies are changing the business landscape, and what it all means to IT leaders. He’ll also share his thoughts on crossing the traditional boundaries of expertise and exploring the world of social media networking in depth. Tom embraced social media from its earliest days, diving deeply enough into it to emerge as an Adjunct Professor at Bentley University in the Marketing Department, where he has taught a graduate course on eMarketing for the last two years. 

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9:30 am - 10:15 amBuilding a Sustainable Culture of Innovation
Madge Meyer, Founder, Madge Meyer Consulting
Innovative new ideas bubble up in corporate cultures all the time, but most of them never make it to the surface. "Everyone can be creative and have new ideas…but innovation isn't invention," says Madge Meyer, former Chief Innovation Officer at State Street Corp. and the new author of "The Innovator's Path". Madge will tell the stories behind many of her award-winning results at State Street, adding her engaging personal anecdotes to illustrate what she learned in her years as an IT leader. She'll also talk about her book, which contains words of wisdom contributed by an extraordinary and diverse set of 16 world-renowned innovators and leaders such as venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, Segway inventor Dean Kamen, and former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold, etc.. In this insightful presentation, Madge will talk about how to create business value by making innovation "business as usual", and offer practical advice for aspiring innovators and leaders alike.

Back Bay Grand
10:15 am - 10:45 amRefreshment and Networking Break
The Common
10:45 am - 11:15 amCreating the Modern Enterprise with Mobile and Social Process
Marc Wilson, Co-Founder and VP Industry Solutions , Appian
The convergence of mobile, social, cloud and big data technologies can create new business opportunities and innovative ways to work. But realizing that promise requires a ‘worksocial’ approach that grounds these modern technologies in the processes, systems and data that drive the business. In this session Appian Co-Founder and VP of Industry Solutions, Marc Wilson, will talk about the key challenges of IT consumerization, sharing how Appian customers are turning today’s social and mobile revolution into real business value. He’ll discuss how to bring measurable meaning to social in your enterprise, allow access to corporate data (and action on that data) from any device, and how to drive greater efficiency by integrating work automation and social collaboration in a single user experience.

Back Bay Grand
11:15 am - 12:15 pmHow to Command Executive Presence: A 'Soft Skills' Workshop for CIOs
Lau Lapides, President, Lau Lapides Company
As a leader, you are always 'on,' says communications coach Lau Lapides. But you need the right set of 'soft skills' to make an impact and get your message across to your staff, your boss or your board of directors. In this fast-paced, highly interactive workshop, Lau will teach some core techniques used by professional speakers, actors and media experts to become more powerful communicators. You'll learn -- and have the chance to practice -- new skills that will build your self-confidence as a speaker and storyteller who can command the room.

Back Bay Grand
12:15 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
The Common
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmAfternoon Keynote: Striking Up a Great Partnership with your CMO
Ina Kamenz, VP & CIO, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Bill McMahon, VP of Marketing & Customer Experience, Thermo Fisher Scientific
When it comes to corporate relationships, IT departments and marketing organizations have a long history of working at cross purposes. The left-brain linear thinkers in IT rarely see eye-to-eye with the right-brain creatives in marketing. But to create truly customer-centric products and services, CIOs and Chief Marketing Officers have to strike up a great partnership. "In today's world of massive amounts of content, mobile apps and websites, your relationship with your CMO is almost the most important one of all," says CIO Ina Kamenz, who has worked closely with VP of Marketing Bill McMahon to create a tightly aligned IT-marketing operation at Thermo Fisher. In this joint presentation, Ina and Bill will share how reorganizing project teams around business functions, sharpening customer focus and process collaboration have led to a more effective organization.

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2:15 pm - 3:00 pmExecutive Networking Roundtables
In this casual, fast-paced session, attendees and participating sponsors will have the opportunity to meet and talk briefly in small-group discussions. Timed for two 15-minute segments focused on top IT and business issues, this networking session delivers a lightning round of ideas, perspectives and new connections for everyone in the room. Coffee and refreshments will be served during the session.

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pmThe Talent Hunger Games: Finding and Keeping Boston's Best IT Talent
Rich Adduci, CIO, Boston Scientific
Eric Bloom, President & CTO, Manager Mechanics
Karl Hick, CIO, Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics
Neal Ramasamy, Managing Director & CIO, New York Life Retirement Plan Services
Moderator: Martha Heller, President, Heller Search Associates
Computer science enrollments are at an all-time low. Your baby-boomer workers are retiring and taking their legacy knowledge with them. Silicon Valley is hot again and start-ups are going after the best technologists. Is your recruiting organization positioned to win this latest war on talent? Are you making the most of the talent that you have? Most importantly: Are you developing “blended executives,” or IT leaders with a balanced mix of technology and business skills? In this combination panel/workshop session, Martha Heller, executive recruiter and author of the CIO Paradox, will talk with a panel of Boston area CIOs about how they are responding to the tightening talent market with aggressive approaches to hiring, retaining and developing their people. Then in small-group discussions, you’ll have the chance to brainstorm with colleagues and come up with some specific ideas that will work for your company.

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4:30 pm - 4:45 pmClosing Remarks
Moderator: Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO magazine & Events
Back Bay Grand
4:45 pm - 5:45 pmCocktail Reception
The Common