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Building Customer-Centric IT to Move at the Speed of Business
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When: September 29, 2015
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Denver, Capital Ballroom
650 15th Street
Denver, Colorado  80202
United States
Contact: Joline Biancavilla
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 

Hyatt Regency Denver
Capital Ballroom
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202




- CDOs
- CTOs
- CSOs
- VPs of IT
- Directors of IT

8:00am - 9:00am Registration and Networking Breakfast

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief,CIOmagazine & Events

Digital Disciplines: Attaining Market Leadership via the Cloud, Big Data, Social, Mobile and the Internet of Things
Joe Weinman, Author, Cloudonomics

Regardless of their industry, market leaders employ four digitally-enabled strategies to create unparalleled customer value: 1) better processes through dynamic optimization, asset-light resourcing and digital-physical fusion; 2) smart, connected products and services; 3) personalized and contextualized relationships; and 4) accelerated innovation through idea markets and challenges. Is your business leveraging these strategies to keep pace? Join us for this session to find out how you can.

The New Legacy IT Challenge
Shirish Lal, Chief Marketing Officer, CenturyLink

In this age of digital transformation, competitive advantage depends on how we leverage digital infrastructure and the massive amounts of data flowing through and across it. Join us for this session to discover strategies for increasing IT agility, and for redirecting operations to drive business when every second matters.

Time-to-Value and the Industrialization of Enterprise IT
Jonathan Murray, Chief Technology Officer, The New York Times

Discover how to enable a highly adaptive and agile business model with a radical blueprint supported by modern software architectures and platforms.
10:20am-10:40am Networking Break
10:40am-11:15am Better, Stronger, Faster: Agile Networks Build Competitive Advantage
Chris Janson, Director of Industry Strategies, Alcatel-Lucent

Enterprises need to retain a competitive edge using networks. This session looks at ways to manage technology obsolescence, drive revenue growth and build customer loyalty.

Building Customer-Centric IT to Move at the Speed of Business: A Moderated Panel Discussion

Chris Janson, Director of Industry Strategies, Alcatel-Lucent
Shirish Lal, Chief Marketing Officer, CenturyLink
Jonathan Murray, Chief Technology Officer, The New York TImes
Joe Weinman, Author, Cloudonomics
Moderator: Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO magazine & Events
12:00pm Program Concludes

Maryfran Johnson
Editor in Chief
CIOmagazine & events

Maryfran brings more than 20 years of experience covering IT leadership, technology and business trends to her role, along with an extensive network of CIO contacts built during previous leadership positions as Editor in Chief of Computerworld (1999-2004) and Founding Editor of CIO Decisions magazine (2004-2007). Since the mid-1990s, Maryfran has been featured in media interviews as an expert commentator on IT/business leadership issues. She frequently serves as a guest speaker and moderator at industry conferences, where she is known for her engaging stage presence and deep knowledge of IT executive issues. She was the first national winner in 2004 of American Business Media's Timothy White Award for editorial integrity, and in 2005 was named one of the “21 Most Intriguing People in Publishing" by Min’s B2B Magazine.
Joe Weinman

Joe Weinman has held a variety of executive leadership positions at AT&T, Bell Labs, HP, and Telx. His background spans R&D, software development, operations and engineering, sales and marketing, product management, and corporate strategy. He has been awarded 21 U.S. and international patents in cloud computing, distributed storage, homomorphic encryption, pseudoternary line coding, mobile applications, and related technologies. He is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, available in English and Chinese and considered the seminal text on cloud economics, including cost, performance, and user experience optimization. He is also the author of Digital Disciplines: Attaining Market Leadership via the Cloud, Big Data, Social, Mobile and the Internet of Things (Wiley CIO, 2015), which focuses on digital strategies. He is the Cloud Economics Editor for IEEE Cloud Computing magazine, and a contributor to Regulating the Cloud (MIT Press, 2015). He has keynoted and presented at well over 100 industry and academic conferences around the world, appeared on broadcast and satellite television, and is frequently quoted in the trade press. Weinman received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Cornell University and UW-Madison, respectively, and has completed executive education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Shirish Lal
Chief Marketing Officer

Shirish Lal is CenturyLink’s Chief Marketing Officer. Shirish joined the company in 2005 and has been instrumental in helping to redefine the company from a traditional telecom provider with $2.5 billion dollars in revenue to a global IT leader with revenues over $18 billion dollars. He is responsible for delivering innovative solutions across the consumer and business segments, ensuring the company is well positioned in the industry. Shirish earned his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his MBA from Harvard University.

Jonathan Murray
Chief Technology Officer (Interim)
The New York Times

Before joining The New York Times as Chief Technology Officer (Interim), Jonathan was Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Warner Music Group (WMG) where he was responsible for the company’s global technology strategy. In this role he drove the transformation of WMG’s technology capabilities, the implementation of a new cloud computing based software delivery factory and new organizational and process models. This experience provided Jonathan with a unique perspective on the disruption of traditional organization structures, jobs and business models being wrought by a new generation of technologies, digital tools and platforms.

Chris Janson
Director of Industry Strategies

Chris Janson is currently Director of Industry Strategies at Alcatel-Lucent. In this role, he follows networking technology trends and their application to enterprise customers, including finance, healthcare, utilities, transportation and government. He also serves on the boards of directors of the Rural Telecommunications Congress and OpenCape Corporation. He holds an MBA from Boston University and Bachelor of Science in engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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