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CIO Finance Summit
November 8-9, 2016

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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

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - CIO Finance Summit

7:00 am
7:55 am

Registration & Greeting

8:00 am
8:10 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

8:10 am
8:50 am

Keynote Presentation

What CIOs Will Need to Lead and Succeed in a Big Data World

Join Jason Stearns of Blackrock and Richard Kessler of UBS as they explore what CIOs and other enterprise leaders are required to understand, utilize and champion to be successful leaders in a data-driven world. This session will provide insight into the key aspects of data and information governance that CIOs and other C-suite executives must leverage to remain relevant and successful leaders. 

We’ll explore how to address the ever-accelerating rapid pace of change, how to best support and speed up innovation, and how to transform organizations of any size to be nimble, flexible and execute as a single entity while remaining compliant. Finally, we’ll have an interactive discussion to explore the understanding, skills, and scope-changes leaders will require to ensure sustainable profitability and the continued existence of their respective organizations.

8:55 am
9:35 am

Keynote Presentation

Digital Strategy Innovations - A Roadmap to Success

Today, almost every financial institution has formulated a Digital strategy to meet the fluid dynamics of technology advances, changing consumer demands, and to cope with pressure from competitors and regulators. The rapidly accelerating journey to Digital has banks Competing and Co-operating with Start-ups, Challenger Brands, and non-Bank Financial Services providers. The challenge for the industry is that the scope of Digital can be so broad and the pace of Digital so quick that banks end up reacting and chasing openings that may or may not be real. The result is confusion, mixed messages, and a lot of effort expended for little perceived gains. 

SAP has been working with banks across the globe to help them define, execute, and measure the success of their digital strategy. This presentation will cover the culture, the innovations, and the technology needed to put institutions on the path to realize success in Digital. You will learn how the banks with whom we have partnered achieved success and the entry points they used to begin their Digital programs. The advancements already made by non-banks in Digital delivery have changed the financial services landscape permanently. It’s time to leverage Digital as the way to make your institution the choice for customers, employees, and investors.

9:40 am
10:10 am

Vendor Showcase

10:15 am
10:45 am

Vendor Showcase

10:50 am
11:20 am

Vendor Showcase

11:25 am
11:55 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Increasing Business Velocity Through the Adoption of DevOps with Red Hat and Intel

In today’s markets, business agility has become critical in the face of changing market conditions and disruptive competition, but businesses are often slowed down by traditional IT platforms and practices. Analyst studies have found between 70% and 80% of IT budgets goes towards “keeping the lights on,” leaving only a small percentage of IT budget available to deliver new business value. As business requirements change and new opportunities materialize, IT must have the time and budget capacities to move rapidly in response. 

During this session, Intel and Red Hat will review elements of traditional IT processes contributing to the resource and budget constraints that limit the delivery of business value. We will outline how Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Intel Architecture provides solutions that streamline Development and Operational processes through automation and tooling, helping customers achieve refined software delivery through techniques such as: Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CICD), SelfService, and Containerization, all provided through Red Hat’s PlatformasaService (PaaS) offering, OpenShift. We will also address the steps needed to adopt PaaS within Financial Services, including security, processes, new development paradigms (Mode 2 Applications), and legacy platform (such as AIX, UNIX, Websphere and Weblogic) modernization efforts and techniques. 

Together, Intel and Red Hat provide an industrystandard solution, built on open standards that provides agility, control, linear scalability without bottlenecks, reliable access, and cost savings. 

Roundtable Takeaways:

  • Refining and modernizing IT delivery through containerization and automation 
  • Achieving DevOps through the PlatformasaService offering, Red Hat OpenShift 
  • Alignment of PaaS within Financial Services

12:00 pm
12:45 pm

Networking Lunch

12:50 pm
1:20 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Re-Architecting Enterprise IT with an Interconnection Oriented Architecture

Join Equinix to explore how renovating the IT core with an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ is empowering enterprises to directly connect partners, customers and employees across geographies, devices and cloud services to deliver maximum growth, speed, security, scale and engagement.

1:25 pm
1:55 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

FinTech -- Preparing for Future Readiness

How do we make sure the latest transformational themes don’t turn out to be just another flash-in-the-pan set of ‘buzz-words’ that fail to deliver on promises? An honest assessment of why past transformation efforts have been so difficult is a good place to start. 

Recognizing that innovators and laggards are constantly transforming to either lead change or even keep up. Much of those change efforts require the support of legacy business architectures. Even disruptors taking ‘greenfield’ approaches to building new business models at some level must satisfy regulatory and corporate governance mandates. Taking steps to align business practices to support ongoing change mandate is the way to go. 

This presentation will take a look FinTech trending including:

  • Simplified Customer Experiences 
  • Digitization That Connects 
  • Compliance That Enables Business Strategy

2:00 pm
2:30 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Digital Banking Challenges for the Banking Industry

The rise of Digital Banking requires organizations to incorporate an ever-changing set of capabilities to compete with nimble startups, keep existing customers, attract new demographics, and support the increasing sophistication of mobile and external devices. The challenges of this exercise, including: adding new product and service capabilities, leveraging existing systems and infrastructure, incorporating human activity with automation, and meeting regulatory and compliance requirements are putting significant strain on both the Business and IT organizations at these banks. 

For example the act of onboarding a customer for a product such as a loan or other financial product requires the participation of multiple business groups, a detailed and error-prone data collection process, a risk to the organization, and information from multiple different data sources or silos. 

Acquiring a single, out-of-box solution is rarely an option for solutions that have: a scale and complexity of problem, valuable organizational intellectual property and proprietary information, and an evolving business environment.  


  • New services require changes to operational behaviors within organizations and incorporation of workflow automation
  • Increasingly complex markets require increasingly sophisticated and constantly evolving data correlation and risk analysis
  • True Digital Banking requires a marriage of existing banking infrastructure with modern architectures and new devices (e.g. mobile)

2:35 pm
3:05 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Driving Big Data Innovation in a Complex, Highly Regulated World: The Power of Data-as-a-Service

Many companies are experiencing conflict rising between businesses anxious to drive digital innovation through big data and analytics and the governance and compliance area responsible for controlling data access and use. Conventional data governance focuses on controlling risk, maintaining data quality, and driving consensus on data across business units. While this focus provides clarity as to how key performance metrics and compliance elements are being met, it challenges data scientists who need fast access to data that did not know they wanted only a few moments before. Data scientists would like the flexibility to let the data tell a story and often would prefer data in the raw to understand the subtle nuances and what they indicate. 

The solution to this conflict lies in re-conceptualizing data governance in a big data world. Executing on the power of data, governance functions less like a command and control center, and more like a librarian, carefully identifying what data is available and appropriate for people requesting data. This session will explore this shift as well as the necessary technology and process implications of truly driving data-as-a-service. 


  • Businesses anxious to drive innovation through big data and analytics are increasingly challenged by governance controlling data 
  • Data governance can – and must -- co-exist with data scientists’ need for flexibility, but it requires a new mindset 
  • Transitioning to a true data-as-a-service model requires changes to functions and processes as well as technology

3:10 pm
3:40 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and the Four Transformation Areas Applied to Financial Services

Hewlett Packard Enterprise recognizes the challenges that financial services leaders face today. We take a transformational approach to solving the IT problems by focusing on a new style of IT.  

This approach enables a financial institution to: create new outcomes from applications, data and experiences; become more contextually-aware and predictive; proactively manage risk and security; and to create a hyper-connected workplace and ecosystem. 

Our expertise can assist in solving immediate problems in these areas as well as taking an overall approach to all your IT challenges. 

You will leave our session with a much greater understanding of a transformational approach utilizing our focus of how a financial services firm can: 

  • Transform 
  • Enable 
  • Protect, and 
  • Empower your institution to meet the challenges and opportunities of the new style of IT.

3:45 pm
4:15 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Think Tank

“Shift Left” – Experiencing the Enterprise Architecture evolution in Financial Services.

Traditional architectural processes have addressed technology stack, software standardization, IT operational efficiency and stability. While this is clearly within the remit of IT architecture, there is a strong desire underway to “Shift Left” – where enterprise architecture moves more upstream, addressing some of the strategic, operational and business value processes, resulting in increased overall business value. Discussion of three transformational experiences in Financial Services. 


  • How architecture has shaped and adapted the business perception of IT. 
  • Understanding of how a capabilities driven architecture can drive “Faster, Better, Cheaper” IT and Business. 
  • Ideas on how to “Shift Left” your architecture efforts

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. 


  • 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

4:20 pm
4:50 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Think Tank

Building a DevOps Culture at Dow Jones & WSJ.com

Dow Jones is part of the media giant News Corp that publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, MarketWatch and other market-moving information products. As the financial industry has become ever more global and ever more reliant on continuous and instant information, Dow Jones sits smack dab in the middle of the world’s economy. In this high-pressure environment, downtime and extra effort are clearly “Bad Things”. Milin Patel, Head of DevOps at Dow Jones will talk about how Dow Jones started its journey of moving to the cloud and building a DevOps culture. 


  • Learn how WSJ.com evolved to deploying new code to production multiple times during the day 
  • Why developer productivity and Trust between Dev and Ops matters 
  • How to build a successful DevOps practice at a large enterprise

CIO Think Tank

Data Centre Design Automation

Agility vs. Flexibility

Complicated vs. Complexity

Elasticity vs. Rigidity

Control vs. Resilience

Getting over the memory / Mind model

Design for:

  • Commercial unit pricing
  • Fixed vs. Variable
  • Capacity & Services vs Servers / Storage
  • Make big things small
  • Team of Teams (Operating model)
  • Set Context than empower
  • Ignoring the edge case (CORE / COMMON / Custom)

4:55 pm
5:40 pm

Executive Visions

Women in Technology

The importance technology plays within an enterprise will only continue to gain momentum as more developers, engineers, and programmers continue to enter the workforce market. As these segments continue to grow, so does the female workforce within the technology field. The hashtag movement #ilooklikeanengineer seeks to create continued awareness behind women in the tech field. Women will continually set new stereotypes and re-define the bar within the tech field, not only for the hashtag #ilooklikeanengineer, but perhaps #ilooklikeawomanintech continuing to aid in overall technological growth and enterprise value. 


• Identify the importance behind women in technology, opportunities, and capabilities 

• Develop insight on the market direction behind the women in both technology. and security, and how the landscape continues to evolve with the aid of alternate perspectives. 

• Discuss the expanding technology market, the increased focus on technology, security, and IoT integration.


View detailsBeth Markoe, SVP IT Integration, Chubb

View detailsMary Kotch, EVP Global CIO, Validus

View detailsKathy Freeland, VP Technology Risk, AIG

View detailsJulie Shapiro, CTO for Commercial Real Estate and Credit, JPMorgan Chase

Moderated by:

View detailsMonica Maria Sanchez De Perez, Information Officer Latin America & the Caribbean, AIG

5:40 pm
5:45 pm

Closing Remarks

5:45 pm
7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception