The 2012 CIO Summit of America held last week at the Harvard Club in New York was packed with great presentations, lively panel discussions and prime networking opportunities. If you were there, you know that I’m not exaggerating.
If you missed it, here’s a brief summary of the key messages:
- The 21st century enterprise looks to the CIO for transformational leadership that drives innovation and business growth in dynamic markets.
- The convergence of mobile, social and cloud computing has created a unique moment for IT leaders.
- The best CIOs focus on leadership, transformation and innovation to support enterprise growth strategies.
The summit was produced by HMG Strategy, in association with the New York Metro Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM). The full-day program featured keynote presentations and executive briefings from world-class thought leaders and highly respected industry experts, including:
- Dr. Howard Rubin, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Hunter College of the City University of New York, MIT CISR Research Affiliate, Gartner Senior Advisor, and founder and CEO of Rubin Worldwide;
- Randy Spratt, EVP, CIO and CTO, McKesson Corporation;
- Bruce Richardson, SVP and Chief Enterprise Strategist, Salesforce.com;
- Michael G. Hill, VP, Enterprise Initiatives, IBM;
- Ken Murdoch, CIO, Save the Children;
- Whitney Tidmarsh Bouck, General Manager, Box Enterprise, Box;
- Madge Meyer, EVP, Chief Innovation Officer and Technology Fellow, State Street Corporation.
Keynotes focused on the 2012 Technology Economy; The Transformational CIO as a Competitive Weapon; Cloud Innovation and Growth, The Cloud Computing Paradigm: Transforming Business, Technology and Industry; Getting What You Want From Your Relationship (With Your Cloud Provider); Using Technology for Humanitarian Relief; and Creating an IT Foundation for Business Innovation.
Multiple breakout sessions and panels covered critical challenges such as delivering competitive advantages through strategic business intelligence and business analytics; guiding enterprise transformation; supporting innovation; providing strategic leadership in complex organizations; and the emerging leadership roles of the CIO in the 21st century enterprise.
Additional speakers included:
Saad Ayub, SVP & CIO, Scholastic Inc.; Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates; John Bruno, CTO & EVP Corporate Development, NCR Corporation; Greg Buoncontri, EVP & CIO, Pitney Bowes, Inc.; Linda Burrows, Business Intelligence Leader, GE Global Growth & Operations; Susan Certoma, President, Brokerage Processing Services, Broadridge Financial Solutions; Nicholas Colisto, VP & CIO, K. Hovnanian Companies, LLC; Stephanie Cuskley, Chief Executive Officer, NPower; Stephen Davy, CIO-Managing Director, NewEdge Group; Greg Fell, CIO, Terex Corporation; Oscar Fernandez, Business Intelligence and Application Development, Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner; Cindy Finkelman, VP & CIO, Corporate, New York Life Insurance Company; Jean Hill, CTO, Federal New York Securities; John Hill, CIO, Veyance Technologies, Inc.; Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates; Brian R. Lurie, SVP & CIO, Teleflex Corporation, Dave Malcolm, CISO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Gerry McNamara, Global Managing Partner, Information Officers Practice, Heidrick & Struggles; Michelle Mosolgo, Executive Director, Global Innovation Venture Technologies, Merck; Mark Polansky, Sr. Client Partner & Managing Director IT Officers Practice, Korn/Ferry International; Brian Queenin, Partner, Global Business Services, Business Analytics and Optimization, IBM; John Repko, Corporate Senior Vice President and CIO, Covance, Inc.; Doug Rousso, CTO, CBS Corporation; Louis Trebino, SVP & CIO, The Harry Fox Agency; John Yapaola, CEO, Kapow Software; Ken Zimmerman, Founder, President and Senior Business Intelligence Architect, Chateaux Software.
Summit sponsors and partners included Box, IBM, salesforce.com, Chateaux Software, Kapow Software, Code 42 Software, Okta, Netsuite, NPower, Wiley, Egon Zehnder International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn/Ferry International, Russell Reynolds Associates and SpencerStuart.
From my perspective, world-class events such as the 2012 CIO Summit of America are an essential part of the IT ecosystem. They enable IT leaders to network with their peers in a club-like environment where they can explore and define the key trends that impact our industry and our world.
In today’s economy, genuinely transformational CIOs leverage new and innovative technologies to drive business growth and accelerate the pace of change to create and sustain competitive advantages. Truly great CIOs provide bold and pro-active leadership to help their organizations become more nimble, agile, resilient and profitable. Spending the day with many of the industry’s top thought leaders was an exceptional experience.