CIO Institute: USA

CIO Institute: USA

Location: Booth School of Business, Gleacher Centre, Chicago

Date: Wednesday September 10th 2024

Time: 08:00 - 18:30 CST

Event Summary

We are thrilled to extend our invitation to the highly anticipated CIO Institute Chicago. This year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever before, marking a triumphant return. What sets our gathering apart is the exciting addition of co-located streams tailored not only for CIOs but also for CDOs, CAIO & CISOs.

Embracing a multi-dimensional approach, this exceptional event empowers delegates to personalize their experience by selecting sessions across these three streams. Whether you are shaping the technological vision of your organization, safeguarding its digital fortresses, or harnessing the power of data, our conference offers an unparalleled platform to connect, learn, and chart the course ahead.

Join us in the vibrant city of Chicago as we convene the brightest minds in the industry, fostering an environment that nurtures insights, strengthens connections, and evolves strategies. The future of tech leadership is here, and this conference serves as your trusted compass. Save the date, and prepare for an unforgettable day of knowledge sharing and collaboration.

As a special highlight, we are excited to introduce peer-to-peer networking sessions, a first-of-its-kind opportunity in Chicago. Forge invaluable connections, share experiences, and cultivate a network of like-minded professionals. Your journey towards tech leadership excellence begins right here.

2024 Featured Attendees


2024 Agenda

Join us for coffee and pastries to prepare for the day of learning and networking

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming businesses across all industries. In order to stay ahead of the competition, CIOs need to be leading the AI transformation within their organizations.

This session will explore the key role that you play in leading AI transformation, and will provide insights on how to successfully implement AI initiatives.

  • Setting the AI strategy for the organization and ensuring that it is aligned with the business goals.
  • Building a strong team of AI experts and ensure that they have the resources they need to succeed, how be a champion for AI within the organization and work to overcome any resistance to change
  • Skills and qualities that CIOs need to be successful in leading AI transformation

The cloud computing landscape is in a constant state of evolution, reshaping the way businesses operate and innovate. Your understanding the future of cloud computing is crucial for staying ahead of the curve. Join us in this enlightening session as we peer into the crystal ball to uncover the trends, technologies, and opportunities that will shape the cloud ecosystem in the next decade.

  • Emerging Technologies: Dive deep into the cutting-edge technologies poised to disrupt the cloud computing sphere, from quantum computing and edge computing to AI-driven cloud services, and understand how they will impact your organization.
  • Security and Compliance: Explore the evolving landscape of cloud security and compliance, gaining insights into the strategies and best practices that will be essential to safeguarding your data and meeting regulatory requirements in the future.
  • Strategic Planning & Costs: Learn how to craft a forward-thinking cloud strategy that aligns with your organization's goals, ensuring you are prepared to leverage the cloud's full potential and cost efficient.

This session is designed for IT leaders committed to navigating the complexities of digital transformation, focusing on the essential roles of IT architects and developers. We'll dive deep into the processes of modernizing legacy systems, a critical step towards ensuring that organizations are built on a resilient, future-ready IT infrastructure. The discussion extends to the strategic adoption of composable technologies, emphasizing how this approach can offer unparalleled flexibility and scalability, enabling organizations to swiftly adapt to changing business needs.

The debate between prioritizing AI model sophistication versus the quality and comprehensiveness of data is more relevant than ever. This discussion explores the critical aspects of AI development and deployment, focusing on the dichotomy between the model's complexity and the data's integrity.

Implementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) presents a transformative opportunity to boost operational efficiency and streamline processes. In this illuminating session, we'll guide you through the strategies and insights necessary for a successful RPA implementation, ensuring that your organization reaps the full benefits of this game-changing technology.

  • RPA Adoption Framework: Discover a comprehensive framework for RPA adoption, covering everything from selecting the right processes to automation, identifying key stakeholders, and establishing a solid business case.
  • Effective Deployment: Learn best practices for a smooth RPA deployment, including choosing the right RPA tools, managing change within your organization, and ensuring seamless integration with existing systems.
  • Measuring ROI: Gain insights into measuring the return on investment (ROI) of your RPA implementation, tracking performance metrics, and continuously optimizing your automation initiatives.

Enjoy a catered buffet lunch while you network and build valuable relationships with your fellow delegates

Harnessing the power of AI to create highly personalized customer experiences is a strategic imperative. In this enlightening session, we will explore the essential elements for achieving success in AI-enabled customer experiences, enabling your organization to forge lasting and meaningful connections with customers through automation.

Join us for a captivating exploration of AI-enabled customer experiences, where automation and personalization converge to create extraordinary customer journeys. 

  • AI-Powered Personalization: Delve into the world of AI-driven personalization, understanding how to harness machine learning and customer data to create tailored journeys that resonate with each individual customer.
  • Seamless Automation: Learn how to seamlessly integrate automation into your customer experience strategy, streamlining processes, enhancing efficiency, and ensuring consistency across touchpoints.
  • Ethical Customer Engagement: Explore the importance of ethical AI usage in customer engagement, focusing on transparency, data privacy, and maintaining customer trust throughout their journeys.

Emerging technologies are rapidly transforming our world, with the potential to create new opportunities and solve some of the world's most pressing challenges. However, these technologies also pose new risks and challenges.

This session will explore the promise and peril of emerging technologies, with a focus on the following topics:

  • The latest trends in emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and quantum computing
  • The potential benefits of these technologies, such as improving healthcare, reducing poverty, and tackling climate change
  • The potential risks of these technologies, such as job displacement, privacy concerns, and cyberwarfare
  • How to mitigate the risks of emerging technologies and ensure that they are used for good

In an age where technology evolves at lightning speed, the need for leaders who can navigate these changes, inspire innovation, and drive their organizations towards new horizons of success has never been more critical. This boardroom provides a comprehensive platform for IT leaders to explore the depths of transformational leadership, equipping them with the skills to influence effectively, adapt swiftly, and lead boldly through times of disruption.

As organizations strive to adapt to the rapidly changing business environment, the ability to effectively implement AI technologies becomes a competitive differentiator. This guide delves into the strategic application of AI in various aspects of enterprise software, emphasizing the importance of cultivating a data-centric culture that embraces self-service and pervasive business analytics. It addresses the critical need for organizations to develop new talent and skills tailored to the AI-driven future, ensuring that the workforce is equipped to leverage these technologies to their full potential.

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyberspace, the traditional understanding of norms and regulations is undergoing a profound fragmentation. This fragmentation is driven by the rapid pace of technological advancement and the emergence of new challenges in governing digital spaces. The traditional legal frameworks struggle to keep up with the complexities of cyberspace, leading to the formulation of novel laws and regulations tailored to address the unique dynamics of the digital realm. This shift towards fragmented norms signifies a departure from conventional legal paradigms, as lawmakers and policymakers grapple with issues such as data privacy, cybersecurity, online governance, and digital rights. As a result, a diverse array of legal approaches and standards are emerging, reflecting the diverse interests and priorities of various stakeholders in the digital ecosystem. This session explores the implications of fragmented norms in cyberspace, highlighting the challenges and opportunities presented by the evolution of new laws governing the digital domain.

Setbacks and failures are inevitable but can serve as powerful catalysts for growth and innovation. This session, invites you to explore how embracing failure can be transformative. Join us as we delve into stories and strategies that illuminate the path from adversity to success.

Equip yourself with the mindset and strategies needed to thrive in the face of adversity. Explore how setbacks can be the stepping stones to success and growth in your tech leadership journey. Your ability to learn from failure is key to unlocking your full potential as a tech leader.

  • Resilience and Adaptability: Learn how tech leaders can build resilience and adaptability by embracing failure as a stepping stone to growth. Understand the psychological dynamics that make setbacks essential for personal and professional development.
  • Strategies for Turning Failure into Success: Explore practical strategies and best practices for reframing failure, learning from mistakes, and using setbacks as springboards for future achievements.
  • Case Studies in Resilience: Gain insights from real-world case studies of tech leaders who have faced adversity and transformed it into opportunities for innovation and leadership growth.

Join us as we serve up a tempting selection of beverages and canapés tofinish the day.

But that's not all – by sharing your valuable feedback throughout the day, you not only help us improve but also stand a chance to win big in our exciting prize draw.

This is your opportunity to unwind, mingle, and celebrate both new friendships and the potential for fabulous prizes. Let's make memories and connections that last a lifetime!

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