CIO US, CISO US, CDO US, MidMarket US Summit Recap

November 12-14th, Scottsdale, AZ — CDM Media ran our CIO US, CISO US, CDO US, & MidMarket Summits at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, AZ.

Ken Spangler, SVP and CIO, FedEx Ground, kicking off our CIO Summit with a talk on Connectedness and Real Time Events

If there was a recurring theme throughout the CIO US, CISO US, CDO US and MidMarket Summits, it was the title of Jed Yueh’s book, Disrupt or Die. From the opening keynotes brought to us by FedEx Ground’s Ken Spangler, Scotiabank’s Robert Hofstatter, IBM’s Mickey Iqbal and RSA ‘s Ben Smith it became clear that standing still is not an option.

Day Two’s keynotes from Essilor’s Greg Ericson, Kroger’s Brian Lawhorn, IBM’s Scott Buckles and Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz continued the call to transform. Disruption is being caused by external forces and threats, competitive activities, technological changes as well as internal organizational pressures. We participated in great discussions about the importance of data:  Identifying it, gathering it, securing it, analyzing it and then consuming it in dashboards that help us not only respond to the disruption of Digital Transformation, but allows us to proactively help drive our respective companies business objectives.

Executive Exchange

We had excellent panel discussions about Digital Transformation including topics of RPA, diversity and STEM. Most importantly there were connections made between individuals and between companies that can help partner with you to achieve your transformation goals. We look forward to seeing you next year at the 2018 CIO US, CISO US, CDO US and MidMarket Summits.