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CIO Finance Summit
October 4-6, 2015

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View detailsKeynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

View detailsExecutive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

View detailsThought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

View detailsThink Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

View detailsRoundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

View detailsExecutive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

View detailsFocus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

View detailsAnalyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

View detailsVendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

View detailsCase Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

View detailsOpen Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

View detailsNetworking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - CIO Finance Summit

3:00 pm
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4:30 pm

Registration & Greeting

4:30 pm
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6:00 pm

Exclusive CIO Think Tank

6:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

7:00 pm
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8:30 pm

Welcome Dinner

8:30 pm
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10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

Monday, October 5, 2015 - CIO Finance Summit

7:00 am
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8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am
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8:10 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

8:10 am
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8:55 am

Keynote Presentation

Expert Integrated Systems: IT Fast Track To Business Priorities

How can you drive new business priorities with things like big data & analytics, cloud, and other new applications faster, simpler and with less cost?  How can you take a big step forward in the optimization of your existing datacenter to create efficiencies and savings that can be used to drive these new priorities?  The time has come for Expert Integrated Systems.  See how businesses are leveraging Expert Integrated Systems as central part of their strategies for creating more responsive IT.

Sponsored by:

View detailsIBMIBM

9:05 am
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9:35 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

IT as a Service Broker

The business is demanding faster response times and greater flexibility when dealing with internal IT. With this demand comes the need for IT to change from a reactive organization to an innovative one, and from being responsive to business demands to truly adding differentiation to the business. New alternatives for obtaining IT services are pushing the adoption of the IT as a service model.

Additionally, the need for IT to support the proliferation of new devices, meet the demands of a highly mobile workforce, manage rapidly expanding data volumes, and ensure the value and security of multiple data sources outside the enterprise is transforming the physical IT environment and changing the way IT roles are performed. 

Sponsored by:

View detailsGMC Software TechnologyGMC Software Technology

9:40 am
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10:10 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Driving an Omni-Channel Experience in Financial Services

Maintaining a consistent client experience is key to ensuring a consistent client relationship, which in turn leads to greater client retention and spend. Maintaining that consistent experience is complicated by the fact that clients now interact with all providers, not just financial services ones, through a variety of channels that can number into the dozens. It is essential to not have just consistency of look and feel across all channels, but consistency of experience, and indeed to allow individual experiences to occur sequentially across all channels.

Takeaways:

  • Client experience is the primary motivator in client retention and reducing client churn is essential to controlling costs
  • Client experience degrades when channel experience conflicts or limits client choice or activity so consistency is key
  • Optimal experience needs a seamless client “experience ecosystem” that, done well, tightens bonds, reduces costs, and increases spend

Think Tank

Digital Banking

It is estimated that the conversion to digital banking has the potential for a significant impact, that the migration of front-end activity combined with the automation of servicing and fulfillment processes could result in as much as a 90% cost reduction. Banks however have been painfully slow to respond and no-one has yet to establish a strong digital capability that will lead to runaway market success for a variety of reasons, perhaps the biggest of which is simply lack of understanding of the potential, and the demand. The conversion to digital banking is inevitable however, and so those IT leaders that prepare there organization’s for a future shift now will be setting not only their company, but themselves up for success.

Takeaways:

  • The world is becoming ever more digital and consumers are voting with their dollars; as soon as a credible option exists it will be adopted rapidly
  • Executive leadership has been slow to take the plunge, but when they finally determine the climate is right they will expect IT to be right there
  • A light-weight initial approach doesn’t have to be expensive and can seed the ground for a later fruitful harvest

10:15 am
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10:30 pm

Networking Break

10:35 am
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11:05 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership


Sponsored by:

View detailsValt.X TechnologiesValt.X Technologies

11:10 am
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11:40 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Rise of the Alternate Lender

The banking industry is one that rarely would be described as “innovative”, with all players seemingly taking a “what’s good for one is good for all” approach where no-one particularly upsets the status quo in anything but small and incremental ways. If the latest evidence from the European market is anything to go by, however, the potential exists that a major shakeup could be in the offing as a host of so-called “Challenger” banks are bursting onto the scene. Whether from upstart financial services organizations, of companies entrenched in non-related fields such as retail, new entrants are coming to market that having nothing invested in old school processes, not in the semi-competitive landscape that currently exists. Change is coming and Financial Services CIOs need to look to their own house to ensure the people, processes, and technologies are in place to respond to this new threat.

Takeaways:

  • Since the financial collapse of 2008, most consumers have felt an eroded sense of trust with incumbent banks that they do not feel with alternate lenders
  • Challengers are not tied to outdated and expensive products, back-end processes, or technology allowing them to cherry-pick and do so economically
  • Changes in the UK, Europe, and Canadian marketplaces mean change is imminent in the US

Think Tank

Ensuring Data Quality

Data quality is one of the most critical issues facing every enterprise and whether data be duplicate, stale, incomplete, invalid, conflicting or just plain incorrect the impact of enterprise decision making and ultimately enterprise success and be significant and severe. As the number of data sources grows, as the speed with which data is collected and utilized increases, and as the raw volume expands almost exponentially, the impacts of poor data quality becomes more significant than ever before. IT executives must build strong data governance capabilities to ensure that enterprise data is kept unique, timely, complete, valid, consistent, and accurate.

Takeaways:

  • Data quality is not a new problem but the advent of the IoT age means that it will be a problem of greater relevance than ever before
  • The process by which data quality can be addressed isn’t fun or “sexy” but where enterprises have often ignored it to date they can no longer do so
  • Enterprises that do not proactively address data quality now may find that IoT is their downfall rather than their savior

11:45 am
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12:15 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Sponsored by:

View detailsNetAppNetApp

Roundtable

Sponsored by:

View detailsBAE Systems Applied IntelligenceBAE Systems Applied Intelligence

12:20 pm
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12:50 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Customer Interaction - What will it look like in 5 years?

Sponsored by:

View detailsViewpointeViewpointe

12:55 pm
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1:55 pm

Networking Luncheon

2:00 pm
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2:30 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Customer Engagement Trends in Financial Services

As banks around the world, but particularly in North America, struggles to overcome the broken trust with consumers as a result of the 2008 financial crisis, increasingly they are finding that enhanced customer engagement is the lever they must actuate. The complication for the financial services sector however, is that while they are trying to engage more with their customers, those customers are becoming harder to engage as they move to online and mobile banking channels wherever possible. Though these channels offer convenience for the customer, and the potential of cost savings for the bank, they limit interaction. Fortunately for CIOs this makes their role ever more important because interactions, and therefore the opportunity to engage, is occurring ever more through digital channels. As a result CIOs need to become go-to executives within their organization to facilitate these positive experiences.

Takeaways:

  • Customer engagement is becoming the single biggest indicator of success for enterprises within the financial services sector
  • Engagement is made more difficult as consumers increasingly more away from branches and personal interactions
  • Engagement is a two way street and banks must be prepared to listen and respond to consumer requests; IT must facilitate that and other processes

Think Tank

What’s Next with Mobile Banking

Mobile technologies have swept the world, with the latest news that there are officially more such devices on the planet than there are people and across the board these devices have become the go-to way in which people interact with peers and providers. While banks have begun adopting mobile channels to engage and interact with their clients, they clearly need to go much, much further, embracing mobile payments (in store and for bills), P2P payments, and mobile only enrollments among other innovations. Wholesale adoption of mobile as the primary (and in some ways only) engagement and interaction channel means backend systems will need to be re-architected and CIOs need to begin thinking about the nature and scope of these changes, as well as initiating the dialogue about this revolution with their business partners now.

Takeaways:

  • With 1 million credit card enrollments in its first 72 hours, Apple Pay shows that the era of mobile payments, at least for consumers, is already here
  • Mobile check deposit is just the first wave in mobile banking; soon customers will expect to do all their banking through their mobile device
  • Mobile, and specifically P2P payments through mobile, will push IT systems to work faster than ever before; the IT department needs to be ready

2:35 pm
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3:05 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable


Sponsored by:

View detailsActianActian

Roundtable

Sponsored by:

Cloudera

3:10 pm
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3:40 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Mitigating Security Risks at the Networks Edge

Distributed enterprises with hundreds or thousands of locations face the ongoing challenge of maintaining network security. With many locations that typically process sensitive data, distributed enterprises are at a particularly high risk of suffering security breaches. In particular, criminals view the networks edge as a soft target that typically employs weaker security practices.

This roundtable will look at the strategies and best practices network administrators and IT managers are using to protect networks against vulnerabilities, threats and malicious attacks. 

Attendees will learn about:

  • Specific threats to the distributed enterprise
  • Strategies for safer networks
  • Network configurations must-dos
  • Cloud-Based security
  • PCI Compliance
  • Parallel Networking

Roundtable

Model Driven Integration That Results In Business Process Improvement

Mr. Ianace will present a high-level view of model-driven integration and executable enterprise architecture. Today, executable models are a reality with No Magics Cameo E2E Bridge, an easy way to integrate legacy systems with new cloud and mobile applications. The presentation will discuss specific use cases that highlight the many business and cost benefits realized by global customers. Learn how this platform uses a totally model driven approach (using BPMN and UML), which delivers greater business transparency than alternative integration methods. Key takeaways from Mr. Ianaces presentation includes ways in which the Bridge platform uses a 100% model driven approach, while being the most (OMG) standards compliant integration solution in the industry. All this is possible today with the Cameo E2E Bridge.

Sponsored by:

View detailsNo MagicNo Magic

3:45 pm
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4:00 pm

Networking Break

4:05 pm
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4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Social Media and Financial Services

Social media is in many ways considered the “red-headed step-child” of the disruptive technologies that have swept over the industry in the last few years, getting the least attention, being considered the least impactful. Social media however is the furthest thing from a fad in the eyes and minds of consumers and as the technology, and its usage matures, financial services institutions stand to benefit from broader adoption of social media in three ways: driving organic growth, increasing operational efficiencies, and reducing enterprise risk. These benefits cannot be realized without investment of time, money, and effort however and so IT leaders need to look at social media with fresh eyes, and see how these tools can actually drive beneficial change within the enterprise.

Takeaways:

  • Driving customer engagement is a key challenge for all banks and social media, done well, creates the engagement that drives growth
  • Whether through broad-scale marketing programs, streamlined relationship management, or other activities, social media allows banks to rethink and reshape existing processes in ways that are radically more cost effective
  • Information is essential to risk management and the wealth of info shared into social media channels is a gold mine waiting to be exploited

Think Tank

Disrupting Markets with Disruptive Technologies

While the combination of Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud have been present and disrupting IT departments and enterprises as a whole for over two years now, in many ways organizations have still not fully embraced them, have still not fully leveraged them. These new platforms allow organizations radically new ways to go to market, allowing for broad scale deployment of “systems of engagement” that create dynamic relationships with clients and prospects. Finding the resources, wherewithal, and ability to fully commit to these technologies and the capabilities they create has proven to be a struggle for many, but a struggle that can be overcome by leveraging the right partners that bring the right skills and experiences to bear.

Takeaways:

  • Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud are all here to stay; each one adds value to enterprises but collectively that value increases exponentially
  • The manner in which these technologies are implemented, operated, and utilized is different than the foregoing systems of record we are used to
  • Unique skills and capabilities are required to leverage the power and value of these platforms, skills and capabilities that can be in short supply

4:40 pm
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5:10 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

All Data Everywhere

In today's environment, financial services firms need a data platform that can support today's requirements as well as long-term strategic goals.  The right solution addresses budget constraints and the need for innovation by reducing the cost of keeping the lights on and applying the resources to product development.

In this session, our presenters will talk about a unified data architecture that reduces complexity and connects disparate environments, making all of your data available everywhere.

5:15 pm
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6:15 pm

Executive Visions

Living in a (Way More) Regulated World

Over half a decade has passed since peak of the financial crisis and over four years since the passage of Dodd-Frank, the first piece of regulation that was part in place as a response. In the intervening time the only constant has been ongoing waves of regulation that show no signs of stopping any time soon. Financial institutions need to take care that they are not adopting a short-term, piecemeal, decentralized approach to these demands to ensure that they are best able to leverage economies of scale and the insights that come from an integrated approach. Consistent and mature regulatory response programs will allow banks to take a more structured, cohesive, and ultimately more effective approach to each individual regulatory requirement and the CIO will be instrumental in ensuring that those programs operate as effectively as possible.

Takeaways:

  • Regulatory change does not have to be seen as a burden; with the right structures in place to support it, regulatory change can be an opportunity
  • To respond to regulatory change efficiently and well, banks need to take a cohesive approach
  • As the conduit for all business operations, the steward of all business data, and the arbiter of all business processes, IT has a fundamental role to play in regulatory compliance

6:15 pm
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7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm
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8:30 pm

Networking Dinner

8:30 pm
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10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - CIO Finance Summit

7:00 am
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8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:10 am
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8:55 am

Keynote Presentation

Bank Process Standardization and the Era of Banking as a Service

Banks have historically owned and operated all of the various functions related to the delivery of their services and have used these proprietary operations as business differentiators. Increased regulatory oversight has, however, forced standardization on many of these processes. While there have been benefits to the banks as a result (cost control being one of them), this standardization has created a world of service commoditization, not unlike what has been seen with cloud computing and related “as a Service” type offerings. The creation of Banking as a Service-type offerings will open potential revenue streams but require that significant technology hurdles be overcome and those CIOs that get ahead of the curve will set there organizations up for success at the direct expense of their less innovative and capable peers.

Takeaways:

  • Operational processes, due to transparency and oversight requirements can no longer be considered “traditional” competitive advantages
  • Excellence however is a differentiator and greater facility with a standardized process is a way to regain that competitive advantage
  • New revenue channels are imperative for success and finding ways to make revenue off competitors increases the bottom line while weakening theirs

9:05 am
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9:35 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

The Future of IT: Managing Service Relationships in the Enterprise

Service relationships exist throughout the enterprise. They connect requesters of a service and providers of those services. While service relationships are well defined and automated within enterprise IT, they are inefficient, unstructured, or non-existent in other enterprise service domains. 

This session will describe the vision for the future of IT and the role IT leaders will play in the evolution of service as well as a perspective on applying the IT service model to automate and manage service relationships inside and outside the enterprise.

9:40 am
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10:10 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Creating the Bank of the Future

It's well documented that Millennials are significantly different than any previous generation. Their purchase behavior, borrowing and savings behavior, ethnic diversity and use of digital technology are causing banks to rethink how they deliver services and engage what is now the largest generational population in the country. Understanding the dynamics of this generation and it’s impact on the bank of the future including marketing, branch strategies, online banking and portfolio management is essential for long term success.

Takeaways:

  • Dive into the differences between Millennials and other generations to understand what makes them different and what makes them tick
  • Be exposed to the demands of this generation to see how that will impact future decision making
  • Learn how to develop the plan to transition from the bank of today to the bank of tomorrow

Think Tank

IT Integration in a Distributed IT World

It’s no secret – the integration of disparate systems, disparate applications, and disparate data stores has long been one of the biggest challenges faced by the IT department. Simply put, getting everything to talk to everything is no easy task. The rapid adoption of cloud delivered services has compounded this problem almost exponentially – if it was hard to integrate when you controlled the whole stack it has become nearly impossible when you control very little of it. To be efficient and effective IT departments need to adopt a new model of system, application, and data integration. Endless webs of one-off point-to-point integrations simply won’t cut it anymore and a purposeful, structured approach is required.

Takeaways:

  • Learn how to build a holistic strategy to integrate systems, applications, and data.
  • Understand how to leverage SOA and ESB to streamline app to app communications
  • Discover the power and impact of holistic Master Data Management and other data integration processes.

10:15 am
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10:30 am

Networking Break

10:35 am
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11:05 am

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Accelerating Innovation with Cloud Technology

Businesses worldwide are grappling with an exponentially increasing need for speed. There's a critical need for real-time access, on any type of device, faster insight, rapid iteration and very short cycle times. It's clear that to keep pace with these business demands, that cloud is the new delivery model. In fact, 46% of enterprises expect to deliver their IT service via public and/or public clouds within the next three years. To reinforce this trend it's expected that by 2016 $43B will be spent on cloud delivered services.

Given these industry dynamics, please join us for a CIO panel discussion focusing on how CIOs are envisioning cloud technology helping IT to help drive innovation faster and less expensively. Key to the discussion will be at what stage of cloud adoption each CIO's organization is in, and what workloads should go on Public vs Private clouds and why.

Sponsored by:

View detailsIBMIBM

Roundtable

11:10 am
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11:40 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Creating New Revenue Streams

The economic downturn has had significant and long-lasting effects on the banking industry, not the least of which is the reduction in interest based revenue as a result of tightened lending regulations and increased lending reticence. As these revenues stagnate, financial services organizations are having to find new sources of revenue to not just try and drive growth, but to halt shrinkage, and fees alone aren’t going to bridge that gap. What are needed are new and appealing products and services that will draw clients back into a relationship and drive increased non-interest based revenue. This will be a tumultuous time for the IT department as the lines of business experiment to find the sweet spot and will need dynamic and flexible support from their technology arm.

Takeaways:

  • The saying “the only thing constant is change” hasn’t always applied to financial services but will increasingly do so in coming years
  • New products and services along with new flexibility will be required to recapture losses still being felt from the economic downtown of 2008
  • Now more than ever, the IT department will have to be prepared to be dynamic and innovative to deliver on revenue-generating business needs

Think Tank

Transparency and the Changing Bank/Client Relationship

Transparency and the Changing Bank/Client Relationship Historically, the relationship between and bank and its clients has been pretty one-sided with the bank, whether filling the role as lender or investor, holding many if not all of the cards and dictating the pace and nature of the relationship. The times though they are a-changing and, spurred by greater opportunity for control in others aspects of their commercial lives, consumers are increasingly demanding visibility into processes, which is often translating into greater visibility into data – data about themselves, and data about the potential offerings available to them. This shifting boundary between provider and provided will require rapid re-architecting of supporting IT systems and CIOs will need to address a multitude of related challenges as a result.

Takeaways:

  • Customers are demanding more visibility than ever before and other markets have conditioned them to expect to receive it
  • Greater visibility will mean increase rate and speed of transactions as customer pace will now dictate relationships
  • In addition to greater real time capability, IT departments will be challenged to provide the needed data quality and data security to keep clients happy

11:45 am
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12:45 pm

Executive Visions Panel

Achieving Transformation For the New Tomorrow

The pressures to remain competitive in todays environment are at extreme levels for not just organizations at a macro level, but for every group within those organizations at a micro level and nowhere is this more true than in the IT department. As economies accelerate in pace to operate in real time, expand in scope to occur across dozens of dynamic channels, and as interaction becomes the new currency in this human centric intelligent society, CIOs need to ensure they are ready for this transformational future. Join us as we investigate how IT leaders need to re-architect their department, their operations, their infrastructure, and even their personnel to not just respond, but to drive change.

Takeaways:

  • Neither businesses nor the IT departments within those businesses can afford to stand pat on current, and outmoded, business models and products/services
  • As the world becomes more technology focused and more integrated on all levels, IT needs to become an agent of change within their organization and move out of the role of just being a provided of support services
  • The need for transparency is at an all time high - shareholders and customers alike demand visibility into the ethics and approach of companies so IT must bear this in mind as they build for the new future

12:45 pm
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12:50 pm

Closing Remarks

12:55 pm
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1:55 pm

Grab and Go Luncheon